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What execs like Oprah, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk keep on their desks

What's on the desks of business titans such as Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg and Oprah Winfrey? We can envision various possibilities — like hidden bottles of Scotch and a dog-eared copy of Sun Tzu's <i>Art of War.</i> Or stress balls and aromatherapy candles.<p>Get an idea of what these 10 business moguls have …

Jeff Bezos

How to build a fire — with or without matches

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>How to build a fire — with or without matches<p>Whether you're out camping, or in a survival scenario, you should know how to build a fire.<p>Find a dry patch of ground 4 feet wide. Build a ring with rocks, or dig down a few inches. This will keep the fire insulated.<p>…

The 19 best-selling products from last year's Black Friday — including the ones that surprised us

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Samantha Lee/Business Insider<p>Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year, a way to make a major dent in your holiday gift …

4 Research-Backed Ways to Improve Your Productivity Today

We are always looking for how we can fit more into our days and weeks, eager to try the newest productivity tip that comes our way, just like the …

Here's what Bill Gates would do if he were living on $2 a day

What would the richest man in the world do if he was living on $2 a day, like the nearly one billion people living in extreme poverty?<p>He'd raise …

Why Some People Take Breakups Harder Than Others

Part of it depends on whether they believe personality is fixed or constantly changing.<p>It’s a question that often plagues people after a painful break-up: <i>What went wrong?</i> As they work to figure out the answer, people typically create new relationship stories, analyzing the events leading up to the …

Our brains can get lazy by age 25 — but people can counteract it with a habit Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett all have

They say all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. And it's true — hobbies make you more interesting and fun to be around and keep your body and brain rested and renewed.<p>But your activity of choice also makes you better at business by improving essential skills like memory, creative thinking, and …

The right (and wrong) way to apologize

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is a right way and a wrong way to apologize, psychologists say. Over the course of the last few months, we've seen many high-profile examples that fall somewhere in between.<p>On Wednesday, NBC News announced it had fired long-time "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer amid accusations of …

Matt Lauer

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman reveals what it was like building PayPal with Elon Musk and Peter Thiel and what it takes to make a $26.2 billion company

.<p>People talk about Reid Hoffman as a philosopher of Silicon Valley. That's by design.<p>Before he was the billionaire cofounder of LinkedIn and a partner at Greylock, he planned to be a "public intellectual." Hoffman says his philosophical training guides his business and investment strategies every …

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets for Identifying and Developing Great Managers

For starters, it's a mistake to think that a high-performing employee should be promoted to management.<p>In a recent podcast at Google's Re:work, Sarah Calderon, a manager at Google who oversees Google's Manager Development curriculum, revealed some nifty secrets about how they train and develop …

Employee Engagement

A relationship psychologist reveals what you should ask yourself before getting married

Eli Finkel, author of "The All-or-Nothing Marriage," and a professor of psychology at Northwestern University says that addressing longterm compatibility before popping — or answering — questions is a major factor in avoiding divorce down the line. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Eli Finkel:</b> …

Northwestern University

These Are the Top Signs of a Cheating Spouse—Notice Any of Them?

When most couples decide to commit, it's safe to assume that they're agreeing to a loving and successful partnership—but if only relationships were …

Book the next rocket to New York? What it'll take to realize Elon Musk's bizarre travel plan

SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk envisions a time in the near future when long-distance travelers on Earth can hop on a rocket to go across the globe in less than an hour.<p>But before Musk can set his plans in motion, there are a few down-to-Earth logistics questions he'll have to answer first.<p>Under …

Google Slides now has add-ons, and lets you import ideas from Keep

Google Slides just got a major overhaul. In addition to tighter integration with Google Keep, as well as third-party services like Shutterstock and Adobe Stock, it now lets you link elements between presentations, and comes with some major design and functionality tweaks.<p>This update makes it super …

Wondering What the Biggest Lies About Marriage Are? Let These Love Experts Break It Down For You

Should it always feel perfect?<p>First comes love ... then comes marriage — and everything is perfect, right? Well, who should know better than the …

Bravo TV

13 Relatable Relationship Memes To Send To Bae Right Now

Sometimes, finding the perfect meme to send to your significant other is way more intimate than a random text to say what's up, or even a …

Relationships

6 signs it's lust and not love

Figure out if it's the real deal or just mad sexual chemistry.<p>If you're currently dating someone but just can't figure out whether you're actually compatible or if it’s just butt loads of sexual chemistry, it can be a bloody confusing time. Matchmaker and heartbreak coach Sarah Louise Ryan explains …

After the first date, I knew it was the ‘real thing’: Dating Diaries | The Star

<i>Dale is a 43-year-old tech executive who lives downtown. He says “I’m a jeans and T-shirt guy during the day, and a snappy dresser at night. I like</i> …

Relationships

How Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and Other Billionaires Learn New Things [VIDEO] | Inc.com

Billionaires

If Your Relationship Doesn’t Have These 10 Important Qualities, It’s Not A Strong Relationship

When I was younger, I thought a strong relationship meant my partner and I had some fun together and didn't fight too often. (Insert eye roll here …

Amazon Fire TV

20 Truths About Billionaires That Nobody Understands

The world has billions of people but only a few billionaires.<p>11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful individuals are known for sharing similar habits such as waking-up early, saving, providing value to others, and taking calculated risks. But, sometimes …

Self-improvement

Meghan Markle publicly professes her love for Prince Harry for the first time (Warning: not suitable for readers possessing self-respect)

With news over the weekend that Kate Middleton — apologies, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge — is pregnant with her third child with husband Prince …

6 science-backed ways to make someone fall in love with you

Look, we’ll say up front that you can’t “make” someone fall in love with you. The feelings are either there or they aren’t. However, there are some …

8 Tips To Make Sure You And Your Partner's Attraction To Each Other Never Dwindles

My husband is not only my best friend in the world, but he's also the sexiest man I've ever met and gotten to kiss, touch, hold, and do some other …

Relationships

Way Worse Than Physical Cheating, It’s Emotional Infidelity That Hurts The Most

Relationships are tricky and people in love are trickier.<p>Without even realising, we all end up doing things we shouldn't have. Saying hurtful things, …

5 Healthy Texting Habits In A Relationship That Signal You're On The Right Track

I am currently seeing two guys — a good texter and a bad texter — and it makes all the difference. To me, healthy texting in a relationship is …

Relationships

19 things it's *actually* important to have in common with your S/O

If they won't let you have a cat then they are Satan incarnate.<p>Once a fan of dating apps, I remember feeling sick to death of the morons asking me, "So, what music are you into then?". Erm, I'm sorry, are we 15 years old? Liking the same records does not feature anywhere on my list of things you …

10 Red flags you should never ignore in a new relationship

You meet someone who’s simply charming. You’re excited about this person and begin dating, spending more and more time together. Everything is going …

Relationships

How the Top 1% Keeps Getting Richer

Why are people like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg so incredibly rich? Sure, they’re great businesspeople, and they had the right ideas at the right time. But most importantly, when their businesses succeeded, they owned a large portion of the equity.<p>Equity, or stock, is the riskiest …

Economics

4 Things Elon Musk Always Does When He Runs a Meeting (and You Should, Too)

Poorly-run meetings sidetrack everyone's energy and waste valuable worker time, dissipating initiative and lowering productivity.<p><i>"How does Elon Musk run his famously efficient meetings?" originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and</i> …

Elon Musk