communication

If You Don’t Know How to Say Someone’s Name, Just Ask

It’s simple, but it helps create a culture of inclusion.
When Sending an Important Email, Add the Recipient Last

When Sending an Important Email, Add the Recipient Last

When you’re busy crafting an important email, perhaps to a prospective hiring manager, accidentally sending it before it’s ready is the single easiest way to screw up. Maybe there’s a glaring spelling

What It Takes to Give a Great Presentation

Five tips to set yourself apart.

What It Takes to Give a Great Presentation

Five tips to set yourself apart.
Why Cats Roll Over When Greeting People (Video)

Why Cats Roll Over When Greeting People (Video)

Cats love to expose their bellies to us upon greeting, but hate having their bellies rubbed --so what gives?! AnimalWised dug into this and created a video that explains why cats will roll over when
The More Inclusive Way to Say 'Ladies and Gentlemen'

The More Inclusive Way to Say 'Ladies and Gentlemen'

“Ladies and gentlemen” is a common way to address a group of people, particularly in a formal, public setting. Long seen as a standard and polite—if not old-fashioned—way to address a group, its day
At one of India’s oldest liquor companies, digital marketing is key to “relentless modernisation”

At one of India’s oldest liquor companies, digital marketing is key to “relentless modernisation”

Radico Khaitan wants to hire people with "impeccable analytical skills."
The Year's Best Advice for Having 'Big Talks' with Kids

The Year's Best Advice for Having 'Big Talks' with Kids

Back in the day, parents braced themselves for The Talk, which we all know covered one topic, one time: Sex. But these days, largely thanks to both the internet and what we all love to refer to as our
Jarvisen Translator Review: A translator for serious travel

Jarvisen Translator Review: A translator for serious travel

Traveling and communicating in foreign lands isn't easy, but the Jarvisen Translator claims to be the best there is by translating up to 60 languages in real time.
The Best Grammar Tips We Learned This Year

The Best Grammar Tips We Learned This Year

I might be Lifehacker’s parenting editor, but I also took on the unofficial role of the site’s grammar writer this year. Whenever I had to double-check the usage of a word or phrase or recalled a
Don't Compliment Kids by Insulting Yourself

Don't Compliment Kids by Insulting Yourself

By now we know that when we praise kids, we should focus less on natural ability or intelligence and more on effort. As in, “You worked so hard on that homework!” versus “You’re so smart!” But adults
How to teach your phone to curse

How to teach your phone to curse

Are you ducking tired of typos? Here's how to tweak your device settings to swear freely.
Mastering Management: Hiring and Onboarding for Success

Mastering Management: Hiring and Onboarding for Success

When it comes to personnel, two of the trickiest aspects to manage successfully are hiring and onboarding. Hiring a bad…

Do You Need Charisma to Be a Great Public Speaker?

How to deliver your message without distracting your audience.

Do You Need Charisma to Be a Great Public Speaker?

How to deliver your message without distracting your audience.
There Is a Difference Between 'Utmost' and 'Upmost'

There Is a Difference Between 'Utmost' and 'Upmost'

I was writing a sentence the other day that included the sentiment that something was of “the utmost importance.” And I paused. Was it utmost? Or was it upmost? I was pretty sure it was “utmost,” but

Protect Your Time at Work by Setting Better Boundaries

You have the power to reclaim your workday.

Protect Your Time at Work by Setting Better Boundaries

You have the power to reclaim your workday.