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8 Phone Etiquette Rules Every Professional Should Know

The convenience of cellphones has made it possible to talk to others any time and anywhere, but there is still an art to using the phone properly in a professional setting.<p>Career coach Barbara Pachter outlines modern phone etiquette rules in her latest book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette." …

Etiquette

A mathematical formula for success in life and business

Every so often, the choice is front of us a really big one, with long lasting effects.<p>In business, this choice may be, <i>Whom do I hire for my startup?</i> In your career it's, <i>Which job do I take?</i> And in love, of course, you usually only get to choose one husband or wife.<p>How can you ever be certain that …

Career Development

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

6 Signs It May Be Time to Break Up With Your Friend

In my experience, I've learned that friendships can have a natural tendency to go through different stages. At one moment you're both super close and telling each other everything, but then a few years later, you just chat and see each other once in a great while.<p>There are many reasons for these …

Hobbies

The scientific way to remember everyone's name

Halfway through your trip on the elevator with your new coworker, you finally admit it to yourself: You forgot her name.<p>As a recent New York Times Magazine piece points out, forgetfulness — particularly of the name-specific variety — is fairly common. This time, you might escape with a quick …

TED Talks

How To Listen To Music Without Destroying Your Hearing

Hearing loss is practically an epidemic among young people in middle- and high-income countries -- and it's getting worse, not better. The World Health Organization said last week that 1.1 billion people ages 12-35 listen to personal audio devices at "unsafe volumes," risking permanent hearing …

Headphones

8 Common Tech Myths You Should Stop Believing Today

Despite how often we use devices like smartphones and laptops, we have plenty of questions about how those technologies works. And with so much information out there — not all of it true — it's hard to know if we're treating our electronics properly.<p>We've dug into some of the most common myths in …

Consumer Tech

The 21 Best Cities To Live In

Global consulting firm ECA International came out with a list of the most livable cities around the world for North Americans.<p>The ranking objectively evaluates a bunch of factors that contribute to the overall quality of living, including climate, availability of health services, housing and …

European Travel

50 Popular Business Books Summarized In One Sentence Each

Since we can't all be like Warren Buffett — who famously spends much of his day reading— Business Insider has summarized 50 of the most influential business books ever written.<p>Below, you'll find nuggets of insight from game-changing executives, hard-charging startup founders, and ground-breaking …

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10 Bad Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity

Here are 10 things you should stop doing right now:<p><b>1. Impulsive web browsing:</b> Since most of us work with access to the internet, it's easy to get side-tracked looking up the answer to a random question that just popped into your head.<p>That's why Quora user Suresh Rathinam recommends writing down …

Time Management

5 Money Moves Everyone Should Make By Age 30

Millennials, the current generation of 20-somethings perhaps best known for their tech-savvy ways, are growing up.<p>The oldest members of the group are now turning 30, which means they increasingly have adult money issues on their minds. The need for long-term savings accounts, retirement funds, debt …

Wells Fargo

How Successful People Stay Calm

<i>LinkedIn Influencer, Travis Bradberry, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we've found that 90% of top performers …

Emotional Intelligence

9 habits that will help you build wealth on a small salary

Just ask LearnVest Planning Services CFP® David Blaylock, who doesn't simply advise his clients on the merits of good money habits — he practices what he preaches.<p>For example, "I do a periodic review of all the subscriptions I have — the ones that hit my credit cards each month," says Blaylock. …

Personal Finance

10 Morning Rituals That Will Improve Any Guy's Appearance

The start of every day represents a new chance for you to be a better man. Here we focus on the top 10 ways to tweak your morning routine in order to look better today -- and improve your appearance in the long run.<p>1. Move your body<p>2. Eat a power breakfast<p>3. Clean your teeth<p>4. Apply eye cream<p>5. …

5 Life Lessons You Should Learn As Early As Possible

If you own up to the mistakes you make and do your best to learn from them, they can be helpful, actually.<p>I like to think of them as necessary evils.<p>That having been said, who doesn't want to make fewer of them?<p>Consider employing these five tips to make fewer mistakes:<p>Over the years, I've learned …

13 Ways To Teach Yourself To Be More Confident

Begin by forgetting the notion that confidence, leadership, and public speaking are abilities people are born with. In fact, research shows that being shy and cautious is the natural human state. "That's how people in early times lived to pass on their genes, so it's in our gene pool," she says. …

Self-improvement

9 Classic Books That Will Change Your Life And Career

The ones that tend do well these days seem to be grounded in humanity.<p>Perhaps that's because creativity, innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship — they all begin within us; each is very much a human process.<p>So naturally, the more we humanize the way we think and work, the more progress we can make …

Innovation Economy

The 9 Types Of Men's Collars, And When To Wear Them

Here are the most common styles in menswear, along with a little guidance.<p>Distinctive quality: the narrow space between the two collar points, which are often not covered by the jacket lapels.<p>Recommended for: traditionalists, minimalists, bowtie wearers, formal shirts, guys with round faces, narrow …

Men's Fashion

The Ultimate Guide To Getting Great Sleep

<b>Signs you have a problem:</b><p><b>You are asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow.</b><br>"If you fall asleep in less than ten minutes, this is a sure sign you're significantly sleep deprived," says Dr. Michael Breus, author of "Good Night: The Sleep Doctor's 4 Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health" …

Time Management

Yes, It's Possible To Be Both An Introvert And An Extravert

We love to proudly label ourselves as introverts or extraverts. If the Internet has anything to say about it, introverts particularly enjoy categorizing themselves as such and connecting with fellow introverts (virtually, not in person of course) over their mutual distaste for parties and small …

This Chart Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Pairing Wine With Food

Wine can be an integral part of a meal. But for those who aren't sure what to serve at their next dinner party, Wine Folly has created the perfect beginners' wine chart.<p>Originally found through Visual.ly, the experts at Wine Folly made an infographic that breaks down the basics of every type of …

Infographics

4 Things To Tell Your Barber When You Get A Haircut

All that's required is a little bit of forethought and a few key facts to remember to tell your barber.<p>Good barbers will sometimes ask these questions all on their own, but if not, take a proactive approach. After all, it's your hair.<p>So the next time your barber asks, "what are we doing today?", …

Hair

10 Things Guys Think About Suits That Are Totally Wrong

Why?<p>Because these misconceptions are making you — a. look frumpy, b. spend too much money, c. look cheap, d. look unprofessional.<p>You deserve better. Business Insider reached deep into the souls of men (asked around) to find out what exactly guys think about their suits.<p>What we found shocked us. No, …

Paramount Pictures

13 Tech CEOs And Founders Reveal Their Favorite Productivity Hacks To Help You Get More Done

It's a difficult task though, because thinking about becoming more productive and actually setting things in motion are two different things.<p>In an excellent post on Quora, a bunch of CEOs, tech entrepreneurs, and startup pros share their favorite hacks for getting things done more efficiently.<p>There …

Productivity

How To Immediately Impress People At Your New Job

You might go into a new job thinking you'll take charge in just a few days. But it actually takes the average manager 21 months to transition from a cost to the company to an asset, according to the Corporate Executive Board.<p>That is, it takes almost two years for most managers to become competent …

Employment

10 Interview Mistakes That Will Cost You The Job

In fact, a recent survey found that 92% of people feel interview anxiety, citing doubt over their qualifications, whether they'd be able to answer questions correctly — and even if they'd make it to the meeting on time.<p>Frankly, this stat should come as no surprise. After all, you're trying to build …

Employment

7 Ways To Increase Your Mental Energy Right Now

I'm a big fan of brain puzzles, and I tend to keep a few on my desk at the ready. One of the latest puzzle games is called Playable Art Metal Cube. It's an attractive trinket to have in your office, and it's designed for artistic expression and spatial reasoning.<p>Cross-pollination is good for the …

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