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28 Secret Clamping Tricks from Woodworkers

Clamps are a woodworker's best friend, and there are endless ways to use them in the workshop. Here are 28 of our most unique and useful clamping …

Woodworking

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

College & University

The Problem With Being Gifted

Psychologists who study gifted children are familiar with the following scenario: A child is referred to their school psychologist because of …

Genius

A Dovetailing Trick for Beginners

I don’t think I’ve cut a single dovetail for eight months – my work has been mostly chairs and casework that relied on other joints. So I’m a bit out …

Woodworking

The Rhone Valley - Vineyard Walks, Great Food, and Views to Die For

The first time I took the train through the northern Rhone valley I gazed in awe at the steep slopes of the vineyards of Hermitage, with their …

These Sheet Pan Garlic Mushrooms Are Side Dish Goals

We often see mushrooms as a welcome addition to an already tasty side dish or protein on a menu, but we forget they are delicious all on their own. …

Cooking

Kaggle Learn review: there is a deep learning track and it is worth your time

Right from my undergrad days when I was starting out with machine learning to this date, my admiration for Kaggle continues to grow. In addition to …

Science says IQ may be the best predictor of your potential to excel at work — and no one wants to hear it

"The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people," Bill Gates once said in an interview. "There is no way of getting around that in terms of IQ, you've got to be very elitist in picking the people who deserve to write software."<p>Gates was talking specifically about Microsoft, …

Psychology

Have Dinner in Paris with This Creamy Mustard Chicken Recipe

Skillet Creamy French Mustard Chicken<p>Serves 4<p>1 tablespoon olive oil <br>2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs<br>Kosher salt<br>Freshly ground black pepper <br>1/2 cup …

Whole Grain

Paralyzed by Fear of Failure? Here's How to Break Free and Succeed | Inc.com

Have you ever made a mistake in business? Have you ever been afraid of failing in your career? Whether living with the self-judgment of past mistakes or anticipation of something that might befall you tomorrow, performing today with these pressures sets you up to fail now. Instead, focusing your …

Motivation

I used to work 80 hours a week — until I stumbled across a technique that cut my office hours down to 20

I would work 60, 70, sometimes 80 hours a week — it was never enough. I wore my 'busy-ness' like a badge of honor ... I loved telling you how unbelievably hectic my life was at any given moment.<p><b>Until I completely burned out.</b><p>After years of grinding away, I realized one day that I needed to …

Time Management

How Silicon Valley Is Turning Itself Into Detroit | Inc.com

What strikes me most about open-plan offices is that they're so incredibly retro. Huge office spaces with desks beside one another were all the rage in the mid-20th century.<p>The idea then, as now, was to allow management to tell--at a glance--who was working and who was not. And a big room crammed …

Silicon Valley

Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly Effective Manager (Technical Expertise Came in Last) | Inc.com

Google is widely known as an advocate of data-based decision making. So, it came as no surprise when it looked to its statisticians to help decode the secret formula to effective management.<p>After gathering and analyzing 10,000 manager observations including performance reviews, surveys, and …

Employment

The Only North American Mountains That Blow Colorado Away

My parents were professional photographers, and not coincidentally I grew up in the shadow of the most gorgeous mountains in the hemisphere. Work …

Woodworking: Clever Japanese Technique for Getting Perfect-Fitting Joinery

It's called "kigoroshi" and it ensures there's no gaps<p>A half-lap joint is good-looking, functional and, once you get good at it, quick to cut with …

Woodworking

The Cost of Entrepreneurship (And the Impact It Can Have on Your Family) | Inc.com

Entrepreneurship is a juggling act. For every benefit of being your own boss, there are a handful of challenges that come with such free-floating territory. Not having a 9-to-5 often means suddenly working from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The freedom to work while you travel somehow morphs into becoming …

Entrepreneurship

Here's What The Nuts You Snack On Actually Do For Your Body

We’ve all heard that nuts make a healthy snack in moderation, despite their high fat content. Even Barack Obama has admitted to eating a handful of (seven) almonds every day. A study from 2015 found that eating a small handful of nuts a day could help you live longer, and it turns out the fat in …

Nutrition

Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama's travel spending in 1 year

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's travel to his private club in Florida has cost over an estimated $20 million in his first 80 days as president, putting the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama's spending on travel for his entire eight years.<p>The …

Donald Trump

The single most important interview technique that nearly everyone leaves out | Inc.com

What's Behind Door #2<p>Of all the things that I look for in people when hiring--for the matter in anyone I choose to build a relationship with--there is one that is without doubt the most important. It is the rock solid foundation on which all trust is built and the superglue that ties together …

Leadership

A new poll on Trump’s “wiretapping” shows how easily he can spread misinformation

Three psychological reasons Trump’s falsehoods stick with followers.<p>A CBS poll out today finds that 47 percent of Americans — and a full 74 percent of Republicans surveyed — believe it’s “likely” or “somewhat likely” that President Donald Trump’s offices were wiretapped during the 2016 presidential …

12 Books Elon Musk Thinks Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

There's no doubting that Elon Musk has a unique mind-set that drives his incredible success. Where exactly did he get it?<p>You might cite nature, believing he simply won the genetic lottery, or you might guess nurture, arguing he must have been brought up in an extraordinary way. Certainly, those …

Elon Musk

The 10 Best Robot Vacuums

A high-tech solution to a household chore that nobody likes.<p>Robot vacuums have become more capable than ever, with today's high-end models offering an appealing blend of cleaning power and smart home functionality. Below are the best options for every budget.

Sony’s crazy projector that turns any surface into a touchscreen is going on sale this year

It’s called the Xperia Touch, is powered by Android, and will cost around $1,600<p>Over the past couple of years, Sony has shown off a number of experimental products designed for the home. Now, though, one of them is actually going on sale: the newly christened Xperia Touch — an Android projector …

Xperia

Clever Tape Measure Tricks Every Craftsman Should Know

From helping with math to drawing straight lines, the humble tape measure has plenty of hidden talents.<p>A tape measure's purpose is obvious. Just pull out the blade and it will tell you just how long something is. It'll even adjust for the width of its own hook. But in the hands of an experience …

Why Some Startups Succeed (and Why Most Fail)

There is a consistent set of factors that lead to startup success and failure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last two decades of building and running businesses, and the last couple of years working full time with dozens of startup founders and CEOs on their …

Entrepreneurship

The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You

Americans born in the United States are more murderous than undocumented immigrants. Fighting words, I know. But why? After all, that's just what the …

Ronald Reagan

Scrub These Words And Phrases From Your Resume Right Now

Who wouldn’t say they’re “hardworking” and “results-oriented”? Unfortunately, those descriptors won’t land you an interview.<p>We’ve all heard the saying, “You’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This is perhaps most true when it comes to your resume. While many companies use …

Employment

The Legal Issues You Need To Know If You’re Launching A Startup In 2017

A legal expert from the J+O Firm talks capital, patents, taxes, crowdfunding, and—oh yeah—remembering to form your company.<p>Thinking of finally launching that startup in this year? You’d be in for a ride even if the next 12 months weren’t shaping up to be as change-filled as it appears they might. …

Trump Administration

Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question With This Formula

Job interviews can be awkward, especially with open-ended questions like, “So, tell me about yourself.” Where do you start? What do they want to …

Employment

Simple home hacks could save up to 65 percent on your utility bills

The colder it gets, the higher your utility bills spike, from hot water to heat. And experts say this year, costs could skyrocket even higher than last year because of rising fuel costs.<p>But even if you aren't handy, there are simple hacks you can do yourself around the house that can save you big …

Home Improvement