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Ingenious Shirt Uses Recognizable Icons to Help Break Language Barriers When Traveling

Traveling is a fantastic way to learn about the world, but it's made significantly harder when there's a language barrier. ICONSPEAK wants to ease your frustrations with their ingenious solution: a shirt that displays common (and therefore recognizable) icons across the world. Simply point to a …

3 Skills You Need To Rock Your Interviews And Your Career

As a career coach, I work with hundreds of professional women each year who are in various states and stages of growth, leadership and ascension. In our work together, there are key steps we walk through over a period of weeks and months to help them achieve what they’re hoping for (and everyone’s …

The 20 most expensive US cities for renters

Zumper, a residential real-estate rental website, recently released its National Rent Report, which analyzes more than 1 million active one- and two-bedroom listings across the US to determine the most expensive cities in the country for renters.<p>For the second time in six months, six of the top 20 …

11 high-paying jobs college students can do in their spare time

The key to finding a part-time job for a busy college student is to look for high-quality positions with a flexible schedule that are from a trustworthy source, says Brie Reynolds, director of online content at FlexJobs.<p>"There are a lot of scams in work-from-home jobs, so college students should be …

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as new languages like Apple Swift start to make a splash.<p>Here …

Programming Languages

12 science-backed tricks for appearing smarter than you are

But that doesn't mean you can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein.<p>We rounded up 12 of them, so you can impress everyone from your beau to your boss with your seeming brainpower.

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3 Simple Habits of Extremely Effective Leaders

Some leaders go above and beyond simply being good--they are truly great. You can be too.<p>We all know leaders who work hard at their craft, and many are really good at what they do. However, some leaders go above and beyond simply being good--they are truly great leaders.<p>But how exactly can you …

Leadership

The single most effective way to build wealth, from the author of a nearly 20-year-old personal-finance classic

If you're dedicating 2016 to growing your wealth, start by sticking to one money resolution: <b>Prioritize assets over income</b>.<p>That's what Robert Kiyosaki, author of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," recommends — and is even concentrating on himself for the upcoming year.<p>"My goal is to stay focused on assets over …

How Customer Experience Is Helping Two Businesses Stand Out In Competitive Markets

In hyper competitive markets, it can be hard to justify new customer experience initiatives that engage and develop relationships with customers. However, here’s a couple of stories about two businesses that are doing just: building relationships with their customers through creating new customer …

Customer Experience

10 unique hotels to stay at before you die

From ice manors in Sweden to al fresco wooden lodges in Botswana to hanging pods in Peru, some hotels can make your trip unforgettable.<p>Here are the ones you need to visit during your lifetime.

This trick will help your LinkedIn profile be seen by more employers

It's a blessing because with that many people using the business-oriented social network, recruiters are prowling the site to find job candidates. LinkedIn makes over 60% of its revenue on recruiter tools, the company says.<p>It's a curse because with 400 million profiles on the site, it can be tough …

17 Little Things That Make Every Date Awesome

You can burn down the patriarchy and still think boys are cute, TBH.<p>A lot of things about dating are stressful and hard and make you want to chuck your phone at the wall and delete all the apps and never leave the couch again. But every once in a while, you go on a date and something great happens. …

6 harmless lies that can help you ace your job interview

But Peter Harris, editor-in-chief of online job board Workopolis, says "that's simply not realistic."<p>"There are definitely some lies that you will likely have to tell in order to get hired for a new job," he says. "You certainly shouldn't lie about abilities that you don't really have. There's no …

Employment

Excel is the go-to tool for finance professionals and these courses can give you an expert-level understanding

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Microsoft Excel can be one of the most powerful tools on your computer if you know how to use it. For the lay person, a …

A lesson this CEO learned while shopping for a car in his 20s still affects how he manages his money

For one CEO, a money lesson stuck when he was a college student in the market for a new car.<p>"The temptation to take out a loan and buy a shiny new model was there," Elliot Weissbluth<b>,</b> CEO of HighTower, told Business Insider.<p>"But once I did the math and saw the true cost of the payments and …

50 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion companies to entrepreneurs launching startups (including one founder who launched a startup while fighting …

This 'homeless' guy flies first class for free and says anyone could do it — here's how

And he's homeless, because he spends most of his time in the sky, flying first class — for free.<p>He says anybody could get free first-class tickets, if you play it smart.<p>"It sounds cliché, but I'm living my dream," Schlappig told Business Insider.<p>We spoke to Schlappig to hear his story:

Great leaders share this little-known quality

But what does "better" mean? Several of today's leaders are visionary; many possess noble values and the ability to manage severe disruption.<p>But there is one key quality that I would argue is too important to disregard, and missing in many of today's most powerful people: meaningfulness.<p>While …

How Apple’s super-secret Industrial Design team really works

<i>This feature is adapted from my book,</i> Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products. <i>It offers a rare look inside one of Apple’s most secretive institutions: the Industrial Design studio.</i><p>Where do Apple’s great products come from?<p>For the last 18 years — since Steve Jobs returned to the …

Product Design

How to Build a Rock Star Marketing Team

To gain press and build reputation while increasing a pipeline of leads and broadening a dedicated audience, companies need to create a highly effective marketing team.<p>Marketing is a core element of any successful business. The ability to effective gain clients, partners, while increasing your …

Marketing

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

Papa John's CEO shares 3 productivity tricks he used to grow his pizza business into a $2 billion company

In 1976, at the age of 15, he got a job washing dishes at Rocky's, a pizza and sub joint in his hometown of Jeffersonville, Indiana.<p>"I hated doing that," he tells Business Insider. "I wanted to make pizza, but if you weren't one of the Fondrisi brothers, you didn't get to make pizza." Luckily, …

How to find the best airfare on short notice

5 tips to keep in mind when searching for low prices. Justin Sullivan/Getty<p>Buying airline tickets is a lot like gambling or day-trading stocks. Fares go up and down unpredictably. As you get closer to your date of travel, it’s mostly up. But buying a ticket far in advance is not always the answer. …

19 crazy facts about Bill Gates' $123 million mansion

It shouldn't be too surprising that one of the wealthiest people in the world also has an insanely extravagant home.<p>It took Gates seven years and $63 million to build his Medina, Washington, estate, named "Xanadu 2.0" after the fictional home of Charles Foster Kane, the title character of "Citizen …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

Treat Employees Like Business Owners

Employee loyalty and engagement are hot topics, and for good reason. Companies want to attract and retain talented people who really dig into their work. But most employers ignore two of the most powerful tools for making that happen.<p><b>Tool #1 is enabling employees to build real ownership in the</b> …

Employee Engagement

Find Innovation Where You Least Expect It

On the evening of April 14, 1912, the <i>RMS Titanic</i> collided with an iceberg in the north Atlantic and sunk two hours and 40 minutes later. Of its 2,200 passengers and crew, only 705 survived, plucked out of 16 lifeboats by the <i>Carpathia.</i> Imagine how many more might have lived if crew members had …

Framing

Articles about 8 stunning modern bedrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum cleaners are here to help you eliminate even...<p>These modern gems are slated for demolition, in need of repair, or the subject of fundraising campaigns.<p>Are you planning to remodel your bedroom? Check out these …