A.J. Souers

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Ten Things Never, Ever To Give An Employer -- Until After You're Hired

Dear Liz,<p>I’m a finalist for a Regional Manager position with a company in my city. I have an in-depth, all-day interview with them next week. I’ve already interviewed three times. This will be the final interview.<p>Last night the recruiter “Rob” called me and passed on a request from “Vincent,” the …

Employment

Middle-aged and out of shape? It's not too late to save your heart

Does a youth misspent lounging and lazing condemn middle-aged folks to a future of bad heart health?<p>Maybe not, according to a recent small study.<p>People in their 50s and early 60s can regain the heart health of someone decades younger through a regular and reasonable aerobic exercise program, no …

Longevity

Stanford analyzed 292 retirement strategies, says this one is best

When you're ready to retire, how can you be sure you'll have enough money to last? And what's the best way to withdraw your savings over the …

Retirement

How Retailers Use Personalized Prices to Test What You’re Willing to Pay

Have you ever looked up flights or hotels on an app on your phone, only to open your laptop and see different prices?<p>That’s exactly what happened to me recently. I was using Orbitz’s iPhone app to research a vacation package to New York City. Settling on a hotel, I accessed Orbitz’s website on my …

Pharma
Men's Health

How to Break Your Procrastination Habit and Get Real Work Done

Do you ever wake up in the morning and say, “Today, I am going to spend the day in reactive mode — running around putting out fires, constantly …

Why your bananas could soon cost more in the afternoon

<b>Technology is enabling supermarkets and other retailers to change their prices throughout the day, but why should they want to do this and what will customers think about it?</b><p>Many know the dispiriting feeling when the summer holiday flight they had their eye on suddenly goes up £50, or the Uber they …

eCommerce

How To Explain The Stock Market To Kids

Currently over 50% of Americans are not invested the stock market.<p>There is limited schooling in the public education system around financial …

Wal-Mart's Sam's Club Reinvents Its Private Brand

The company has stepped up its efforts to make its house label compelling to its members.<p>There was a time when house brands meant generic packaging …

Finance

Can Retail Be Saved? Yes, and Here's How

Whatever service or product you are selling, retailers attract and keep customers by designing an experience, not just an expedition.<p>What's with the empty storefronts on Madison Avenue, High Street, Main Street? What's with the catastrophic store-closings at Sears, Macy's, J.C. Penney? Don't blame …

eCommerce
Procter & Gamble

Free Trade Has Record High Approval Among Americans

Most Americans think free trade with foreign countries is good for the U.S. in this modern global economy.<p>In an NBC/Wall Street <i>Journal</i> poll, 57% of …

Dole Looks to Return to Stock Markets, Again

SAN FRANCISCO — It was a little more than three years ago when the billionaire David H. Murdock took the Dole Food Company, the business synonymous with Hawaiian pineapples, private for the second time.<p>Now Dole is looking to return to the public stock markets.<p>With Dole’s filing on Tuesday for an …

Blockbuster has survived in the most curious of places — Alaska

For families across the United States, driving to the local Blockbuster Video was a Friday night ritual. The kids fought over which movies to rent, parents had to pay off the late fees and all succumbed to the popcorn and candy buckets at the register.<p>Blockbuster once operated 9,000 stores …

Film Industry

Why Employers Should Give Millennials More Time Off to Travel

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

An Entire River in Canada Has Vanished in The Space of Just 4 Days

We've never seen this before.<p>For the first time in modern history, scientists have observed an entire river disappear in the space of days.<p>The …

​4 Rowing Workouts That Burn Fat and Build Muscle

​Combine rowing intervals with strength training to transform your body<p>Thanks in part to CrossFit, indoor rowing is having a moment. Not only have boutique rowing studios thrived all over the U.S. (Greenville Indoor Rowing in South Carolina, Row Zone in Philadelphia, Ro Fitness in Texas and Row …

Travellers flock to Yosemite National Park to catch a glimpse of this year’s 'firefall'

An incredible phenomenon occurs each February in Yosemite National Park, as a temporary waterfall lights up as though it is streaming lava down a cliff. Naturally, as the opportunity to see the ‘firefall’ returns, travellers are heading to the California park to glimpse it for themselves.<p>The annual …

Self-improvement

Stuck? We've Got 50 Secrets Motivated People Use to Get Things Done.

Put yourself in the right frame of mind to achieve your goals.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>You have your plan, you know what you want to accomplish, but after awhile, the novelty of your goal can start to wear off, and it becomes more of a struggle to get …

Motivation

Look: WWE sends Serena Williams custom-plated title belt

The gifts keep rolling in for Serena Williams.<p>Along with her custom Jordan sneakers from Michael Jordan, Williams will also receive a personalized …

Serena Williams

Johnson & Johnson Too Rich For You? Try This High-Yielding Pharma Stock Instead

Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer are both high-quality pharma blue chips with strong track records of dividend growth and market beating returns.<p>And …

Stocks

Doritos were originally Disneyland trash

In the early days of Disneyland, a restaurant named Casa de Fritos invented Doritos by repurposing stale tortillas they bought from a local vendor. The chips proved to be so popular they were eventually rolled out nationally by Frito-Lay in 1966.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter

Disneyland

What’s the Use of Regret?

A few weeks ago I was sitting poolside in Florida with a friendly retiree who was standing in the warm aqua water, beaming with friendliness. We started chatting, first about his hometown, Pittsburgh, and the many great athletes from there. Soon the conversation pivoted to Vietnam and his …

Serena Williams

The Best Exercises for Your Shoulders

Use these movements to build muscle and strength

How Airlines Are Getting Smarter About Luggage

Never deal with a lost bag again.<p>Losing our bags—or at least not knowing where it is that our bags are lost—will soon be a thing of the past. That's …