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The Guide to Finding Great Cognac

Cognac is a brandy made from the white wine grapes grown in the Cognac region of France. Learn how to find great Cognac by understanding the region, …

Alcohol

5 Major Mistakes in Your Business Plan and How to Fix Them

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Most of you will have a business plan for your startup, as this document acts as the blueprint and …

Small Business

How to Master Microsoft Office Excel

Spreadsheets are a nerd’s data-driven dream. For most regular people, though, they’re a complicated mess. Fortunately, they don’t need to be. Here’s …

Analytics

3 great deals to enhance your project management skills

Quality instruction is key when working towards a professional upgrade. These three great offers from TNW Deals are specifically tailored to help you sharpen your project management skills, preparing you for certification and success in one of the most valuable professions in today’s</b> …

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the …

Small Business

How To Use Google Docs Even Without An Internet Connection

Services like Google Drive can be a life-saver if you typically use more than one device for work. Creating a file in Google Docs means it’s …

Software

How to Set Up Gmail With Aliases and Import Other Inboxes

Author: April Glaser. April Glaser Gear<p>Date of Publication: 03.15.16.<p>Time of Publication: 6:05 pm. 6:05 pm<p>Everyone (well, almost everyone) uses …

9 signs you're not sleeping well, and how it's affecting your work success

If so, you're probably not sleeping well — or you may be suffering from insomnia, a symptom of stress, anxiety, or depression, among other things, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).<p>An NSF poll found that 48% of Americans report insomnia occasionally, while 22% experience it every or …

Sleep

8 Simple Hacks For Low Budget Startup Entrepreneurs

Startup entrepreneurs have to deal with the lack of capital. For businesses that lack the funds, these are some effective strategies they can …

What Huge Mistakes Are Companies Making in Product Management? | Inc.com

Companies may have the perfect product, but the way they manage that product is causing them to have serious problems in the sales and revenue arenas. I spoke to Phil Tadros from Doejo to discuss the biggest mistakes companies make when it comes to product management.<p><b>AJ:</b> Hello and thank you for …

Product Management

Surface Book Review: 24 Hours With Microsoft's Ultimate Laptop

Microsoft calls it the ultimate laptop. The Surface Book is striking, it stands out from the crowd, and it has seen Microsoft enter the luxury laptop market with an impressive slice of style. But can it do the job of a laptop?<p>I’ve received a review unit from Microsoft to help me answer that …

SXSW

Microsoft Fixes Surface Pro Failures With New Software Updates

Microsoft Corp. apparently has been listening to complaints the company was ignoring Surface tablet stability. The firm released updates for both the …

20 things you should never say to your coworkers

But according to Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, an etiquette and civility expert and the author of "Don't Burp in the Boardroom," your chummy coworker relationship can become problematic when you don't keep it professional.<p>From things that make you sound unprofessional to awkward or impolite — and even …

Employment

Microsoft Surface Book review: the best Windows laptop, with detachable screen

Laptop first, tablet second, this is the best combination of a 2-in-1 machine with all the power of a full PC squeezed into 7.7mm of tablet<p>The Surface Book is the first of a new line of laptops from Microsoft with a twist, the screen comes off.<p>Microsoft’s Surface Pro line started off clunky: big, …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Productivity Habits That Can Elevate Your Life, Business & Personal Well-Being

We all have a picture of the perfect life in our head. Whenever our mind wanders, we keep imagining what it would be like to actually live the life …

Top Three Mistakes New Employees Make

Everyone is nervous when starting a new job. They are also excited, energized and want to make a great first impression. The first few weeks at a job are critical because this is when you start setting work habits that will follow you throughout your career. It’s important to make sure those habits …

Employment

Best American Single Malt Whiskey

Best American Single Malt Whiskey<p><b>The Tasting:</b><br>The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 20 American malt whiskies with a panel of 16 judges. Strict …

10 things you probably didn't know about sake

While navigating an extensive beer and wine list can be a breeze, the ins and outs of sake still remain a mystery. To help you get savvy, <i>DuJour</i> sat down with three sake sommeliers—Cherry Izakaya's Chris Johnson, Tocqueville's Roger Dagorn (a.k.a. the "sake samurai") and The House of Gekkeikan's …

Flavors

14 Things Every New Leader Needs to Know

All too often new leaders are thrown to the wolves and expected to survive with nothing more than a quick <i>go get em'</i> sentiment from the powers that be. Then about six-months (or 10 years) later someone in HR says, "We should probably send you to a workshop on leadership." And the leader is now …

Serve the People

7 Ways Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Get Ahead

When you're emotionally predictable, others feel they can rely on you.<p>Our resumes and online professional profiles are chock full of pieces of …

Emotional Intelligence

The Right Way To Care For Your Contacts, According To Chemistry

If you wear contact lenses, you're going to want to put them in and watch this.<p>In August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that about 99 percent of U.S. adults who wear contacts are taking care of them all wrong. That bit of information is just one of many featured in a video …

Chemistry

5 Challenges Nobody Warns You About When Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you start a business, you know there are going to be risks. You know you won’t have a steady stream of revenue (at least for a while), you know you’ll be sacrificing potential development in your previous career path, and you know …

Entrepreneurship

Microsoft fixes sleep deprivation issues for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4

Early reports from owners of Microsoft's Surface Book premium-priced notebook and the Surface Pro 4 tablet today said that a firmware update issued …

Surface Pro 4

A Basic-Ass Guide To Men's Shirt Collars

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Men's Fashion

The Key to Becoming Successful at Anything | Inc.com

How do you define success?<p>For some, it could be building a sustainable business. For others, it means finding more time to spend with your loved ones. How about filling your spiritual need or finding a higher calling? (If you're like me, you find all three of these important--in varying …

Self-improvement

7 Mistakes Leaders Make That Make Everyone Miserable

From Enron to Volkswagen, we’ve watched in horror as leaders who lack integrity have destroyed businesses time and again. But the real tragedy happens when regular leaders, who are otherwise great, sabotage themselves, day after day, with mistakes that they can’t see but are obvious to everyone …

Leadership

iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 productivity showdown: Microsoft Office vs. Google Docs

You can do a lot of things with the iPad Pro. One of my favorite things to do is to write, so naturally, once I got my hands on one of these fancy new tablets from Apple, I wanted to do some writing. So I installed Microsoft Word and Google Docs on it.<p>But Microsoft and Google also have apps for …