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Flâner – Perhaps one of the most Parisian of all French words, the verb “flâner” was defined in the 19th century by the Paris literary crowd. It refers to the art of leisurely strolling the streets of Paris without any goal or destination simply for the pleasure of soaking up the city’s beauty. These aimless pedestrians are known as “flâneurs.”

Habit-forming advice of the week: Compliment people more. Many people have trouble thinking of themselves as smart, or pretty, or kind, unless told by someone else. You can help them out.

The Social Life of Forests

Trees appear to communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi. What are they sharing with one another?

Faster JavaScript calls

Faster JavaScript calls by removing the arguments adaptor frame – a fascinating peek under the V8 engine’s hood, guided by an optimization. Fasten your seatbelt, it’s a deeply technical ride.

Coaching Questions vs. Giving Directions

Asking coaching questions is an essential technique but doing it correctly is a matter of practice, finding a right balance and avoiding some common pitfalls.

Three crucial skills that leaders must develop to become executives

Becoming a great executive requires a set of skills beyond what’s needed to be a leader. Executive skills are subtle and can be elusive to managers, demanding a great deal of focus, courage, and dedication.

Tools for effective delegation in engineering management

There comes a point in every manager’s life when we need to hand over a responsibility that is near and dear to our hearts. This article gives you a nice no-nonsense framework for that.

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