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4 Sneaky Ways to Figure Out How to Get on Your Boss’ Good Side

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4 Sneaky Ways to Figure Out How to Get on Your Boss’ Good Side

When you ask people for advice on how to get on your boss’ good side, the first thing they probably recommend is sucking up. Kidding. Maybe. No, the first thing a good friend would suggest is asking your boss about her work style, and then aligning it with your own. That’s not a bad suggestion—in fact, having that…

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You Asked: Am I Gaining Muscle Weight or Fat From My Workout?

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You Asked: Am I Gaining Muscle Weight or Fat From My Workout?

Apart from an iced latte here and a skipped workout there, you’ve been good about sticking to your new health regimen. So it’s frustrating to step on the scale and see your weight has hardly budged. Or worse, you’ve put on a few pounds. But wait, doesn’t muscle weigh more than fat? You have added pushups to…

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How Weight Loss Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

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How Weight Loss Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

An analysis published in The BMJ aims to let doctors and the public in on a little-known secret: Type 2 diabetes, in many cases, is curable. People can reverse their diabetes by losing about 33 pounds, say the authors of the new paper, despite popular belief that the diagnosis is always a permanent one. If more people were striving for this…

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VW wants to sell you new cars by advertising old ones

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VW wants to sell you new cars by advertising old ones

Have you seen exciting new Volkswagens on the road recently? Neither have I. Perhaps that’s why the company’s latest ad features no new Volkswagens at all. Nor even Volkswagens from this century. Instead, here’s 60 seconds of ’60s nostalgia. Back then, the Microbus was the favored transport of pot-addled hippies. The Beetle was the favored transport of,…

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A wireless headset let me shoot zombies in a mall in VR

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A wireless headset let me shoot zombies in a mall in VR

Facebook’s Oculus isn’t the only player in the wireless virtual reality game. Facebook just announced a wireless Oculus Rift, but there are other virtual reality companies looking to cut its grass. You can even try them out — if you live in Singapore that is. Using VRstudio’s new wireless VR headset, a shopping mall called…

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How to Throw a Work Event That Doesn’t Suck

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How to Throw a Work Event That Doesn’t Suck

We’ve all been to lifeless work events. You know the ones—big on the conference ballrooms, sparse on the hors d’oeuvres. It’s easy to see why some events flop. What’s more difficult is figuring out how to throw an off-duty soirée that’s a hit. The key is to think more about the people attending the event…

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Want to Lose Weight? You Should Stop Counting Calories

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Want to Lose Weight? You Should Stop Counting Calories

eri Rabe, a 41-year-old elementary school librarian in Austin, Texas, used to be a hard-core calorie counter. Each day for a year, she logged everything she ate, squeezing in caloric space for twice-baked potatoes and tater tot casseroles by making them with low-fat dairy, believing fat would make her fat. She studied the menu before…

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How to Cut All of Your Emails in Half (So People Actually Read Them)

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How to Cut All of Your Emails in Half (So People Actually Read Them)

When it comes to emails, I tend to be pretty wordy. I live with an intense fear of coming off as too direct or cold, and there’s something about all of those extra words, niceties, and (embarrassingly) exclamation points that make me sound a little warmer and friendlier. But, here’s the thing: I’m ultimately wasting my own time—along…

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Why Slow Eaters May Burn More Calories

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Why Slow Eaters May Burn More Calories

People have been advising others to chew their food well for a long, long time. In Ayurveda, a school of medicine founded in India some 7,000 years ago, slow and thorough chewing is considered essential to strong digestive health, helping to separate a food’s indigestible components from necessary nutrients. People also flocked to the notion—some,…

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This Week in Health: How to Really Lose Weight

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This Week in Health: How to Really Lose Weight

Little is harder than losing weight and keeping it off for good, yet many find a way. Exactly how goes deeper than diet and exercise, according to new science. Here’s what else caught our attention in health news this week. (Sign up for the TIME Health newsletter for more.) The weight loss trap: why your diet isn’t working Danny Kim…

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