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How to Write a Résumé That Stands Out

The resume: there are so many conflicting recommendations out there. Should you keep it to one page? Do you put a summary up top? Do you include personal interests and volunteer gigs? This may be your best chance to make a good first impression, so you’ve got to get it right.<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

Help Me Learn More About Entrepreneurship - Small Business Trends

I realized the other day that I have been researching and teaching entrepreneurship for nearly 25 years, but I really don’t know as much about it as …

Faceoff: Website vs Social Media Profile or Page

Website? Facebook Page? Google+ Page? LinkedIn profile? Today you have many choices about how to get a presence online. It comes down to what is most …

THE TEENAGE BRAIN by Frances E. Jensen M.D. with Amy Ellis Nutt

New Evidence Supports an Old—and Somewhat Strange—Idea about How the Immune System Works

When it comes to infectious diseases, children get a tough deal. Not only do they spend all day in a school-shaped mixing pot of viruses and …

Research: 10 Traits of Innovative Leaders

Many organizations would like their leaders to create more innovative teams. But how exactly should they do this? If you ask highly innovative leaders what makes them effective you are apt to hear, “Well, I don’t know. I haven’t thought about it.” Or they will make something up that sounds …

6 Perspective-Shifting Peak Poses for the New Year

9<p>SHARES<p>Start the year off strong by taking on Yoga Journal's top challenge poses of 2014.<p><b>Go back to 2014 Top Yoga Moments</b><p>1. Handstand<p><b>Adho Mukha</b> …

DIY

MOTHER EARTH NEWS EDITORS<p>Follow these plans and diagrams to build your own mini tractor in no time right in your backyard!<p>We made our own rodent …

How Proust Can Change Your Life

• <b>Author:</b> Alain de Botton<p>'What a marvellous book this is... de Botton dissects what [Proust] had to say about friendship, reading, looking carefully, paying attention taking your time, being alive and adds his own delicious commentrary. The result is an intoxicating as it is wise, amusing as well as …

Resistance Bands for Strength Training

Get stronger and prevent injuries with this affordable, portable training tool.<p>Most runners know they should strength-train–doing so can correct muscle imbalances to boost performance and prevent injuries. But getting to a gym can be a challenge, and stacking dumbbells in your living room might not …

Prototype Your Product, Protect Your Brand

Designers and entrepreneurs have been experimenting with live prototyping — putting unfinished product ideas in the context of real markets and real customer situations — for years, and now bigger businesses have begun to catch on. Many executives, eager to avoid over-investing in the wrong ideas, …

Bionic ears: let's hear it for cochlear implants…

Cochlear implants have transformed the lives of children born without hearing. But at around £40,000 each, it's a different story for adults trying to get them on the NHS<p>Sitting at the kitchen table rolling a ball of Play-Doh, Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two …

UN climate change report card: Scientists predict Australia will continue to get hotter

The latest United Nations report card on the impacts of climate change predicts Australia will continue to get hotter.<p>The ABC has obtained drafts of …

Designing a Recurring Revenue Model Will Help Attract Capital

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>One of the first things that a venture capitalist looks for in assessing an investment opportunity is the revenue model of the business. More specifically, …

16 things I know are true but haven’t quite learned yet

There’s a difference between knowing something and living as if it were true. These truths are all lingering on that awkward threshold, for me anyway.<p>…

Women prisoners 'coerced into sex with staff'

<b>Female prisoners in England and Wales have been coerced into having sex with staff in return for favours such as alcohol and cigarettes, a report says.</b><p>The findings were published by the Commission on Sex in Prison, which was set up by the national charity The Howard League for Penal Reform.<p>Some …

Teach

We asked 6 of the most social media-savvy yogis about how they brush off haters, cope, and keep on posting.<p>Tom Myers explains what it means to …

When You Hate Your New Job And Want To Go Back

Are you having regrets about your recent career move? You’re not alone. Plenty of employees in new jobs, companies or careers wish they could turn back—but the experts say you shouldn’t make any impulsive moves.<p>“It is very common for an employee to make a big career change, sit at their new desk on …

How To Be Happy—Right Now

It's the universal quest. And it might be way easier to embrace than you think.<p><b>1. Be nice to yourself.</b> "Sometimes the biggest bully you know is you," says Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestseller <i>May Cause Miracles</i>. "Every thought is an affirmation either lifting you up or …

Handmade Gifts: How to Make DIY Soy Candles - Finding Home Farms

We are back today, rockin’ the holidays again with simply and easy ideas.<p>And today, we are all about handmade gifts and I would like to share a super …

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p><i>This post was co-authored</i> …

How To Download All Your Personal Data From Google

Google announced this week on that it added a new feature on the Google Takeout service.<p>Now, users have the ability to export data from their various Google accounts, including Gmail and Google Calendar, in order to create a customized archive or carry over all your info to another service. The …

5 Budding Social Data Startups to Watch

It's still unclear exactly how Apple plans to use Topsy, the social media analytics firm the tech giant acquired on Monday for a reported $200 …

Millions of Mourners Take to Social Media to Honor Nelson Mandela

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died on Thursday, leaving behind a heartbroken global community and a legacy that will far outlive any …

Google+ Auto Awesome Turns Your Holiday Photos Into Twinkling GIFs

Google is taking your holiday photos to the next level — a much more twinkly level.<p>The Auto Awesome feature on Google+ was updated on Thursday to add …