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This 15-Minute Task Could Boost Your Paycheck by $200 a Month. Here's How to Do It

The IRS just unveiled a useful new calculator.<p>December’s tax cut means millions of Americans will owe less money when they file their 2018 tax …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employment

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next …

The 1 Interview Question All Great Bosses Ask to Hire for Potential (Hint: Mark Cuban Says It's the Secret to Success)

This core skill is the key to unlocking one's full potential.<p>Not too long ago, I had a chance to interview a very strong job candidate for a marketing role from a top five undergraduate program. She had all the credentials - strong academics, great work experience, and a "get-stuff-done" type of …

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

Why Leadership Development Programs Don't Work (And What Does)

Leadership development should be approached like a fitness routine.<p>Companies in the United States spend more than $14 billion each year on leadership development. The market need is obviously there. But is any of this working? In some cases, yes absolutely, but more often than not, I see a lot of …

Six apps to add blockbuster special effects to your smartphone videos

And...action!<p>The smartphone revolution hasn't just put a video camera in your pocket. It's given you a whole movie-making studio in one compact package. With the right apps, you can add special effects and filters that the Hollywood experts would be proud of—and you don't even have to transfer your …

A $750 Tough Watch You Can Customize

Ball, the American-turned-Swiss watch company known for its tough watches, has recently been finding success offering a Kickstarter-esque purchasing …

10 great scotches that cost less than your tee time

Scotch. The world alone is enough to conjure nightmares for most millennial drinkers. That night you “borrowed” dad’s putrid bottle of White Label. Your finance friends and their Macallan mantelpieces. The guy with the waxed mustache at the bar nosing his glass like a Pomeranian in heat. But it’s …

$2,000 JP Wedges from Titleist offer a barrier-breaking take on one of golf's most tradition-laden clubs

The multipiece designs include forged carbon steel, tungsten and titanium, a personal fitting and a four-figure price tag<p>The JP Wedges, a three-year blue-sky project built from the partnership between the resources of Titleist and the mind of independent wedge-design wunderkind James Patrick “JP” …

6 Bottles of Irish Whiskey to Savor Long After St. Patrick’s Day

In 2006, there were three whiskey distilleries in all of Ireland. Today, the count stands at 18, and those dozen distilleries have rocketed sales of …

Irish Whiskey

New uses for your old phone, tablet, or laptop

How to breathe new life into an outdated device<p>In your excitement over the latest smartphone model, spare a thought for your old device. Tossing it into the trash is not only a waste of money, it's also bad for the environment. Instead, give a fresh lease on life to your now-outdated hardware.<p>Most …

Apps

It Only Takes 7 Words to Create the Last Work-From-Home Policy You'll Ever Need

There are great reasons for companies to embrace remote workers--but not to have multiple-page work-from-home policies.<p>A friend of mine runs a company with approximately 300 employees. Eighty percent are totally remote workers, and many of the remaining 20 percent work from home at least some …

Apple's TV app embraces the future of video but needs more services

Apple's new TV app is pretty awesome for the subscription apps it supports.<p>Too bad it doesn't include Netflix, HBO Go, Watch ESPN, Sling TV, The Disney Channel, Nick, PBS or many others already available on Apple TV. (Oh, and Amazon Video, which still isn't available on the box.)<p>Likewise, single …

9 Dividend Stocks to Buy With Both Fists

Uncertainty and low rates will keep these dividend stocks squarely in investors' crosshairs for months to come.<p>Interest rates are likely to remain …

Steaks, Brisket, Kebabs, and More: 18 Grilled Beef Recipes for Memorial Day

Burgers are about as fancy as I get at most cookouts, but if I'm really celebrating I'll ditch the ground beef and break out the steak—it's hard to look at an open flame and not imagine a perfectly charred slab of beef. Our basic recipe will teach you how to get started, but a simple grilled steak …

How to Grill Ribs Perfectly Every Time - Great Ideas : People.com

<i>The Institute of Culinary Education is one of the largest culinary schools in the world, offering both professional and recreational programs in New</i> …

BBQ

How to Set Up Amazon Household and Share Prime Benefits, Purchased Content, and More

Having multiple Amazon accounts can get pricey, if you pay for Prime multiple times, buy the same movies, and so on. Thankfully, Amazon Household …

11 driver's watches we dream of seeing on our wrist

We don't care if your car has the loveliest steering wheel or the most handsome shift knob in the history of automobiles--driving will never look as …

Invest In a Quality Tire Gauge Already

Pen-style tire gauges will provide a reading but it's not always the most accurate. Check out these options for maintaining proper tire pressure.<p>Maintaining proper tire pressure is key to saving fuel and maximizing your miles-per-gallon. It also prevents uneven tire wear, and your car will perform …

Schadenfreude

Study Reveals A Conversation Trick That Motivates People To Change Their Behavior

Whether you want your New Year’s resolution to actually stick this year, or you want your team to do something different, behavior change can be hard. Although there are lots of theories about what really motivates people to create long-lasting change, new research shows the secret might be simpler …

Psychology

We want every last one of these historic racecar prints

GT40, A110, or 956? Get 'em all.<p>If your walls are feeling a little bare, allow us to point you towards Arthur Schening's excellent prints. Each features a legendary historic racecar—such as the Ford GT40 or Howmet TX turbine car—rendered in loving detail. No, you may never own a Porsche 910, but …

EAA Chapter 1000 Standardized Work Table Plans

This mobile phone game is so addictive it is ruining people's lives and destroying their sleep cycles

If you don't know what "1010!" is, then click away from this story right now. This mobile phone app from Gram Games is so addictive it will ruin your life and make your friends hate you.<p>Remember what happened when you were introduced for the first time to Candy Crush Saga? Or 2048? Or Dots?<p>It's way …

Game Development

Articles about artek a330s golden bell pendant light on Dwell.com - Dwell

Two of the usual suspects in what is arguably New York's new American design mecca of Williamsburg are being particularly nice...<p>Backing up our computers is something we all know we should do, like flossing.<p>Plagued by dim rooms and low ceilings, a typical midcentury bungalow in Austin, Texas, is …

Voice-over actors are talking up the apps that help them get work

Beau Stephenson gets gigs as a voice-over actor in much the same way people order a car on Uber or find a date on Tinder.<p>The 27-year-old Pasadena resident flips on his computer and logs on to an online marketplace that connects voice actors to clients who need them. Profiles are searchable, have …

AT&T revamping data plans with fewer options at better rates starting tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, AT&T will be revamping its Mobile Share Value plans by adjusting data tiers and plan prices for new and current subscribers. At the low end, AT&T is consolidating a few data tiers into just two options with different price points. Meanwhile, AT&T’s double digit data tiers are …

Telecoms

14 Scrumptious Summer Crock Pot Recipes

There’s seriously nothing better coming home to the sweet smell of dinner waiting for you. No, you don’t have to hire a butler to make this a reality. We’re talking crock pots, the ultimate kitchen appliance when it comes to stress-free meals. If you can chop an onion and open a few cans, you can …