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Why Become a Project Manager

Our latest articles<p>Why has project management become a sought after career path? Well, project management has evolved significantly over time and as the nature of industry has changed the role of project manager has become more important.<p>Nowadays advances in technology, the changing emphasis of …

Project Management

Buying a home in 27 US cities: Here's the salary you need to earn

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to make at least $153,000 a year — at least according to recent data.<p>Mortgage information website HSH.com recently released a list of salaries required to buy a home in the 27 largest metropolitan areas in the country. Of the cities, San Francisco was the …

Six-Pack Myths

The Paleo diet is absurd, science says

<i>This post is in partnership with The Conversation. The article below was originally published at theconversation.com.</i><p>By Tim Spector, The …

10 Bucket List Activities for the Great American Adventurer

Sponsored<p>And gear to help you conquer all<p>Gore Tex<p>If you've been keeping your potential on a short leash, it's time to let it loose with this anything but run-of-the-mill bucket list. We've got the extreme sports, destinations and gear to help you excel. With the right skills, motivation and mettle, …

Goldman Sachs' 2nd-most-powerful executive pulled an audacious move to get his 1st job on Wall Street

Cohn, 54, actually has an incredibly inspirational backstory, which is detailed in Malcolm Gladwell's best-seller "David And Goliath." And because the summer interns have just arrived, we thought we'd share it again.<p>As a kid growing up in Cleveland, Cohn found out he had dyslexia, a reading …

The 8 Simple Habits of Incredible Bosses | Inc.com

Being a boss is hard. It doesn't always come naturally. Many who want to move up the ladder don't really consider whether they have what it takes to consistently motivate people to do good work.<p>Incredible bosses aren't always born that way. Most work hard to learn techniques that are useful and …

Leadership

Things You Want to Know About Investing but Are Afraid to Ask -- Part 2

<b>Key Points</b><p>Stocks, bonds and cash are the building blocks of your portfolio.<br>• It's important to understand the different types of stocks and bonds and why one may be a better choice than another.<br>• Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds can simplify your investment selection.<p>Dear Readers,<p>Last week I …

Sex crimes, drugs and dead soldiers: The U.S. military’s secret African shame

Legal documents, Pentagon reports and a host of FOIA requests reveal AFRICOM’s widespread malfeasance<p>Six people lay lifeless in the filthy brown water.<p>It was 5:09 a.m. when their Toyota Land Cruiser plunged off a bridge in the West African country of Mali. For about two seconds, the SUV sailed …

BP oil spill: Five years after 'worst environmental disaster' in US history, how bad was it really?

Healed though still scarred, the Gulf of Mexico has demonstrated a remarkable recovery since the Deepwater Horizon explosion thanks to a mix of nature's resilience and good luck<p>It was five years ago today that <b>an undersea BP oil well exploded</b>in the Gulf of Mexico 40 miles off the Louisiana …

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

Research

How the 1 percent always wins: “We live in a faux democracy, which is why everyone’s so cynical and nobody votes”

The rich get richer, the middle class gets hollowed out. We all stay quiet. Steve Fraser explains why we allow it<p>Why aren’t we getting angry about the steady shifting of treasure from the middle class to the very richest? Why haven’t the few who are vocal and visibly frustrated coalesced into a …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Has the Most Ferocious Lawyer in America Defending Him

Judy Clarke, the publicity-shy anti-death-penalty attorney, has defended the Unabomber, Susan Smith, and Jared Loughner, and successfully spared them capital punishment. Mark Bowden provides an in-depth portrait of her startling career.<p>We do not often think of a defense lawyer as someone who wars …

Death Row

The 2015 Way to Travel on the Cheap

You'll be a jetsetter in no time.<p>The digital age is bittersweet for those of us with wanderlust. On one hand, your Instagram feed is filled with idyllic snaps from exotic locales that are merely pipe dreams due to your lack of funds. On the other, you have a million sites and apps at your finger …

Why Starbucks Pays Its Baristas With Stock: A Beginners' Guide To Company Stock

Kaycee Kiesz was 18 in September 1992 when she started work as a Starbucks barista. She took the part time gig to help cover costs while pursuing an accounting degree at Highline Community College, located about 20 miles south of Seattle. The coffee company had gone public that summer.<p>A year before …

Finance

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

Yogurt parfaits in a mason jar are perfect for breakfasts on the go

All you need is a selection of your favorite fruits, some plain Greek yogurt, and a topping of your choice. Oh, and the jar to hold it all!<p>In my …

Warren Buffett’s Letter Lays Out Exactly How ‘Unsophisticated’ Investors Beat Huge Banks. It’s Worth Reading Every Word.

There’s a key passage in the 2014 Berkshire Hathaway letter to shareholders that helps explain the mindset of Warren Buffett, a man who has made staggering amounts of money over his investing lifetime.<p>Buffett’s points in the Saturday letter: volatility is not the same as risk, you should fear …

30 Simple Habits To Help You Work Well With Others

The phrase “Must work well with others” is so commonly found on job descriptions for open positions that it gets ignored almost completely. And yet it’s not simply text placed there to fill space, nor is it an empty request–it’s a threat. If you don’t work well with others, you’re going to get …

Self-help

Accelerate Your Small Business Social Media in 15 Minutes a Day

I truly believe you want to use social media for your small business. You recognize that social media is free marketing (or just about.) You know …

Social Media Marketing