Do you respond to the "ping" of incoming e-mail the way Paris Hilton responds to a camera? Although it may be tempting to check your e-mail every few minutes—don't. Dropping everything to see who or what might need your attention disrupts concentration, shortens your attention...

The first time Valerie Blum traveled to Tokyo for work, when her Japanese counterpart handed her his business card, she unthinkingly took it and stuck it in her purse without so much as a glance. “I knew from the raised eyebrow I got from my boss...

Leave home for the holidays, and head for these six family-friendly locales. 1. Williamsburg, Virginia The ghost of American Christmases past is alive at this reconstructed colonial capital, with its month of holiday events. Experience a yuletide supper welcoming Father Christmas’s arrival, a Christmas tree lighting, and a...

Penélope Cruz spends most of her time on the red carpet—but she designs clothes for every day life. ...

“I still feel the pressure to say yes to everyone,” admits Darcy Ing, a San Francisco psychologist of Asian descent. “The Asian emphasis on cooperation and solidarity places a lot of pressure on women to go along with whatever the group wants.”...

As we approach another New Year, many of us think about resolutions, starting anew, and ways in which we can improve ourselves. We often think of breaking bad habits or starting healthy new routines. I am challenging everyone to think about the way we live...

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