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Self-Employment Tax in 2018: Here's How Much You'll Have to Pay

Find out what you'll owe the IRS if you work for yourself.<p>Employees understand how depressing it can be to have their paychecks get reduced due to …

Retirement

Sample Letter of Recommendation

For an MBA Applicant<p>MBA applicants need to present at least one recommendation letter to admissions committees, though most schools ask for two or …

Forget Photoshop—Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

13 Free Photo Editors<p>The Best Free Photo Editors Out There<p>Updated July 03, 2018<p>These free photo editors are the best of the best and will get you …

Tutorials

Almost 70% of US managers are scared to talk to their employees

Being a manager inevitably entails an uncomfortable talk with employees, be it a bad performance review, a delicate personal situation, or unpleasant news from higher-ups.<p>But an astounding number of managers report that the hardest part about talking to employees is talking to them at all.<p>In 2016, …

Employee Engagement

PMP certification: How to ace the Project Management Professional exam

Preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam can be challenging. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), project …

101 Ways to Earn an Extra $1,000 in 2018

You won't even have to give up your daily Starbucks run.<p>0 of 0<p>We’d all like to finish next year with a bit extra in our pockets. The good news is, …

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

Employment

17 Powerful Quotes to Unlock Change in the New Year

Change starts with just a thought. Check out these quotes from inspiring change makers throughout history.<p>During this time of year, many of us are thinking about the goals we want to achieve or the habits we want to start or stop. However, change is hard, and it can be a discouraging effort, …

Motivation

This Is the Only Farewell Email You Need to Send When Leaving Your Job

It's nuanced.<p>A goodbye letter can tell you a lot about an employee.<p>When Marissa Mayer left Yahoo in June, the infamous micro-manager sent her staff a …

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

Want an Edge Over Your Competitors? Master These 7 Skills Now

You can become a superhero for your business with a little reading<p>May 2018, I know exactly where I'll be - waiting in line for Avengers: Infinity War. When I saw the trailer, all my childhood memories came flooding back. As a child, I loved comics. They were so full of adventure and excitement. I …

How to Be the Ultimate Networker, According to Tim Ferriss

In the new Scribd podcast ScribdChat, entrepreneur Tim Ferriss reveals how smart networking led to his first of many best-selling books.<p>The media platform Scribd's new podcast, ScribdChat, launches today with the big guns: An interview with Tim Ferriss. The author gets into his new book <i>Tribe of</i> …

Don't Buy Anyone an Echo

Three years ago, we said the Echo was “the most innovative device Amazon’s made in years.” That’s still true. But you shouldn’t buy one. You …

7 Important Life Lessons Everyone Learns the Hard Way

It's better to look back on life and say: "I can't believe I did that" than to look back and say: "I wish I did that."<p>As elders are always telling younger people, experience is the best teacher. But if you can take in a life lesson without putting yourself through difficulty--if you can benefit …

Want to Join a Corporate Board? 7 Tips to Make It Happen

Want a seat at the boardroom table? You’re not alone.<p>Many senior businesspeople have considered joining a corporate board of directors—but often, …

14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level …

Are You Really a Leader? This Simple Test Lets You Know

How to know if you really are the leader you think you are.<p>We have all worked for really bad bosses at least once in our life. My worst boss ever was both clueless, and mean. Not only did she think she was some sort of incredible leader, but in reality, no one trusted her nor liked working for her. …

Here's how eating sugar affects your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

Diabetes

Adding 20 minutes to your commute time could lead to dangerous consequences

Commuting is a drag.<p>For many of us, the time we spend waiting for a train or bus or sitting in traffic feels like an unavoidable part of the work day — but new research suggests, yet again, that it could be harmful to our well-being and job satisfaction.<p>The study comes from the University of the …

Commuting

17 Things to Start Doing In Your 20s So You Don't Live In Regret In Your 40s

Quora and Reddit users shared ways to live life to the fullest before you hit middle age.<p>They say youth is wasted on the young.<p>It doesn’t have to be. …

Why Personal Branding Must Be Your First Focus

Consumers won't buy from your company until they trust you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s competitive business environment, it may seem nearly impossible to stand out. But many people have managed to step out of the shadows by opting for a strategy primarily …

Personal Branding

Underwater warehouses? Check out Amazon's crazy patent

15 Helpful Tips for Planning a Trip you'll love (step by step guide)

My niece is planning a trip to New York City. It will be her first overseas trip so I told her I would write this step-by-step travel planning guide …

What I Learned From Failing 30 Interviews

At one point I thought I should just give up engineering and become a singer.<p><i>Failed in 9 tech interviews in the last 6 months, I just can't take it anymore, what should I do? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Here's A Map Of 263 Companies Involved In Developing Autonomous Cars

Everyone knows Silicon Valley is completely immersed in the race to develop autonomous cars, but the above map illustrates just how extensive that …

The 12 Coolest Tech Products You'll Be Itching to Buy in the Next 5 Years

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The next five years will likely prove more technologically transformative than the past five have been. If you're the least bit doubtful about that, consider that <i>Popular Mechanics</i> named <b>Microsoft'</b>s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Surface tablet -- running Windows 8 -- as one of the top 10 …

Tony Robbins: How to lock in financial success

<b>Tony Robbins knows a lot about starting with a little. The best-selling author grew up “dirt poor” in California and once worked as a janitor to help</b> …

Investing

Great Leaders Always Make Sure Employees Know the Answer to These 3 Questions

You're asking for trouble if you don't answer these questions.<p>I've been testing a very popular app called Basecamp lately.<p>You might know it if you read <i>Inc. Magazine</i> or have ever visited a startup.<p>It's a popular project manager, but it's designed with a bit more flair than most task-based tools. You …

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders …

Self-improvement