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How to Master Microsoft Office PowerPoint

PowerPoint lets you put presentations together in a snap, but your slide shows can be dull and boring if you only know the basics. It’s time to learn …

7 Unusual Things Successful People Do Every Day on LinkedIn

Here's how successful business owners, entrepreneurs, and sales professionals generate meaningful business through LinkedIn.<p>As someone who makes his living teaching professionals how to utilize LinkedIn to generate more business for themselves, I remain convinced that the platform is one of the …

Success

15 Chrome Extensions that will boost your productivity

In the age of Google and Wikipedia, it’s easy to dismiss an impressive memory as a useless skill. But the fact is, sometimes you won’t have access to …

Language Learning

11 time-saving Microsoft Word hacks you won't know how you lived without

Microsoft Word tips? I know what you’re thinking: Is it 1995 again? <i>Am I back in seventh grade?</i><p>No – we’re definitely squarely in 2016. But that …

Software

7 Habits Of The Best Public Speakers

Want to nail that next presentation? Use these seven tips.<p>Whether it’s a keynote speech for thousands or a sales meeting for a dozen, we’ve all seen speakers who keep the audience hanging on every word—and those who have their audiences counting the minutes until they can leave the room. Some folks …

11 Facebook Tips, Tricks and Facts You Probably Don’t Already Know

Advertisement<p>Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone in the world is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other …

17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People

It starts with what you say--and what you know not to say.<p>We all know a few people--probably just a few, actually--who win over everyone they meet. Their charisma is hard to quantify, and yet it makes others feel at ease and drawn to them.<p>How do they do it? One of two ways: either they're born with …

The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

Ever find that it’s noon and you haven’t accomplished anything on your to-do list? Get a productive jump-start on the day with these tasks.<p>I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind: world-domination, early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next …

5 Attitudes That Define Great Leaders

I typically work with huge datasets and draw conclusions based on thousands of leaders. Recently, however, I was working with a small dataset of just 30 leaders. These leaders work for a high tech company with more than 60,000 total employees. This group of 30 were considered to be some of the …

Leadership

I'll Admit It: I Have a Conscious Bias Against Résumés

For a growing company, the price of success is being flooded with them<p>Imagine if I were applying for a position and the following was on my resume:<p>"I'm a highly motivated individual with a proven track record of building companies. I'm an independent thinker who's not afraid to make decisions, but …

The Resume Section That Matters More Than You'd Think

What section headings do you have on your resume? Let me guess: “Experience,” “Education,” “Additional Information,” and maybe a “Summary” section. …

2 psychologists researched break-ups and found that a simple strategy can make them easier

As they work to figure out the answer, people typically create new relationship stories, analyzing the events leading up to the breakup and using them to build a cohesive narrative.<p>In some cases, this type of storytelling can be positive, helping people to make sense of—and come to terms …

Breakups

10 Free Marketing Tools For Small Business

Buying software is easy when you’re a big company – you can make providers fight for your contract. They tailor services to your needs, cut prices …

Infographics

25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, <i>these tricks aren’t really hidden at all</i>. We’ve even had a few articles here on BGR with tips that were indeed unknown to most users, but the savvy iOS device owners out there were undoubtedly …

6 Qualities Mindful People Enjoy That Mindless People Don't

Being more mindful about your work can make you more innovative, productive, and even attractive.<p>Mindfulness, as hot a topic as it is, is also an oft-misunderstood concept. Many confuse being mindful with being meditative, but you don't have to become a dedicated yogi to enjoy the professional and …

Why ‘Mein Kampf’ Is a Must-Read Now

Now in the public domain, Hitler’s infamous book has been republished in a scholarly edition. It’s time to confront it head on.<p>One of the welcome …

Can a brain scan uncover your morals?

Brains images are becoming standard evidence in some of the country’s most controversial and disturbing death penalty trials – including the case of Steven Northington<p>It’s hard to imagine Steven Northington killing two people. The 43-year-old says he likes to make people laugh, “like a comedian”. …

The Brain

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

Schadenfreude

Startling new finding: 600 million years ago, a biological mishap changed everything

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>If life is effectively an endless series of photocopies, as DNA is transcribed and passed on from one being to the next, then evolution is the high-stakes game of waiting for the copier to get it wrong.<p>Too wrong, and you’ll live burdened by a maladaptive mutation or genetic …

Biology

Here's What Rich CEOs Say to Do In Your 20s

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10 Secret Mindsets of Multi-Millionaires

I have a ton of rich friends who’ve wanted me to write this for a long time.<p>Yesterday, I was chatting with future billionaire, Josh McAfee (Founder …

Google’s ‘Project Sunroof’ tells homeowners if solar panels are cost-effective

The company that lets you compare air fares and translate foreign languages online wants to make it easier to weigh the costs and benefits of installing solar panels on household rooftops.<p>Google is rolling out a new online service that quickly tallies up considerations of going solar and whether …

This Is the Best of Lifehacker 2015

At the end of every year, we take a look back at our most popular posts to reminisce (and to help you catch any stuff you might have missed). Here’s …

4 easy ways to attract recruiters to your LinkedIn profile

• LinkedIn has 396 million members, according to Statista.com, a data and statistics portal.<p>• It lists approximately 3 million jobs, according to LinkedIn's 2014 earnings report.<p>• Among recruiters, 87% use LinkedIn, according to a 2015 survey from Jobvite, a recruiting platform.<p>• The average …

Employment

7 Ways to Increase Your Charisma, According to Psychologists

Anyone can become more charming and engaging over time--all it takes is a little practice.<p>As is the case with most personality traits, some people are naturally more charismatic than others. (Think Oprah Winfrey or Bill Clinton.)<p>But contrary to popular belief, anyone can become more charismatic …

13 Unprofessional Behaviors Real Leaders Should Eliminate

It's up to you to set the tone for the rest of your team.<p>With the stress of running a business while simultaneously keeping up with your clients and team, you may fall victim to some less-than-professional behaviors in response to the constant demands on your time. But luckily, there is a way to …

Entrepreneurship

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores …

Productivity

12 Things You Need to Really Get Rid of in the Next 12 Months

In 12 months you can be a more successful, more productive, more effective leader. You just have to get rid of these 12 bad habits.<p>If you want the next 12 months to be different than the past 12 months, look at your habits.<p>Changing a habit, especially a bad one, is among the most powerful forces …

7 truths that will transform how you think about yourself

"The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge," claimed the Greek philosopher Plato. But how do you go about learning <i>actual</i> new truths about yourself when it's so easy to get caught up in comforting confirmation biases and pleasant patterns that only support what we already know?<p>Well you could try to …

Psychology

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …