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3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Must-Do Home Improvement Projects to Tackle Before Selling a House

Selling your home might feel like a rush to the finish line. The market is hot <i>right</i> <i>now</i>, you think -- so you should hurry up while you can still get a good price. Or perhaps your dream home was <i>just</i> listed, but you can't move in until your current place sells … so you should expedite this, right?<p>The …

6 Habits of People Who Age Well

Exercise, diet—even attitude—can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. “Old age,” as Bette Davis once said, “is no …

Wellness

TSA watchdog opens probe into allegation of racial profiling

<b>(CNN) —</b> The inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security has opened an investigation into an allegation by a Transportation Security Administration official that he was instructed to racially profile Somali-Americans.<p>The DHS Office of Inspector General announced the investigation in a …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

When in drought: the California farmers who don’t water their crops

Dry farming forgoes modern irrigation and, farmers say, produces much tastier crops. In a drought-stricken state, should others follow suit?<p>There’s something different about Will Bucklin’s grape vines. At first it’s hard to notice, but a drive through northern California’s Sonoma Valley, past waves …

Farming

7 Awesome Habits of Highly Effective People | Inc.com

As we go through our daily-by-day lives without a pause or a moment to think about what it is we are actually doing, it's easy to assume we are working as effectively as we can. It is important to take that pause and observe others in action. Are we working as effectively as our extremely …

Self-improvement

The scientific case for doodling while taking notes

When I was in grade school, I doodled in class. I got in trouble for it sometimes, because drawing in class can look a lot like goofing off and daydreaming. What I never managed to explain to my teachers is that my abstract swirls and shapes helped me repeat almost word-for-word the lesson I’d …

Teaching

Nana's Chocolate Vinegar Cake Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

A thrifty Depression-era hack just happens to make one of the fluffiest cakes around.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax poetic about them. Today, senior designer</i> …

Dessert

What everyone needs to know about China’s debt load

Few have watched the development of the Chinese economy as closely as Arthur Kroeber.<p>His new book, published last month, is a wide-ranging and authoritative primer on the history and development of China’s unique blend of decentralized economic authoritarianism.<p>It’s an idiosyncratic system, …

Economics

The looming threat to our book industry is bad for authors, publishers ... and for you

Understanding why it’s bad to abolish restrictions on the importation of books can be hard, which means it can be hard to care. But trust me, you need know why this is terrible for us all<p>People tend to tune out when they hear the words “productivity commission”, “parallel importation restrictions”, …

Writing

The secret to cooking the best steak ever

For something as simple as cooking a steak should be, we sure love to overcomplicate it. Should they be room temperature or cold? Butter or oil? Pan-fried or grilled or finished in the oven?<p>On the episode, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, author of “<i>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science</i>,” argued …

Why Real Leaders Don't Pay Attention to Phony Leadership 'Experts'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was just reading an article by a self-proclaimed leadership expert about how to tell if you’re a leader and don’t know it. What a load of nonsense. Her list was clearly designed to appeal to the masses. How transparent can you get?<p>Near …

Leadership

12 Ways to Mess Up a Job Interview--and 12 Ways to Ace It | Inc.com

Congratulations! You've been diligent about finding a new job, and you've finally landed an interview. What happens next?<p>You've got to prepare--carefully. Because it's not OK just to show up. One or two missteps can disqualify you as a candidate, even if you have the right experience and skills. If …

Employment

A Cognitive Trick for Solving Problems Creatively

Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we all rely on to solve problems get in the way of creative thinking. How can you innovate if your …

Critical Thinking

7 Common Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To Achieve Your Goals And Dreams In Life.

No matter what goals, dreams or personal changes you want to achieve in your life, the reality for you and everyone else, is that it requires …