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7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing

Want your words to wow? Take this basic advice to write more effective emails, memos, and other professional materials.<p>I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of …

This makes it a great gift for all the people in your life who just need a little "Hello! I like you!" present this time of year, and granola is way more fun than a Starbucks card. RECIPE - Cherry Pistachio Granola Clusters: http://thekitc.hn/IJvKWg

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Appetizers & Snacks > Meat & Poultry Appetizers > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40</i> …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Watch Yelp's CEO Explain How it Was All a Big Mistake

Yelp CEO <b>Jeremy Stoppelman</b> goes on an ice-cream date with <i>Businessweek</i> to chat about the crowd-sourced site's <b>very accidental origins</b>. According to Stoppelman, the original Yelp model aimed to re-create the Yellow Pages online: "The question at the time was, 'How do you capture that word-of mouth? …

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House Refuses to Fund ‘Atheist Chaplains’ at Defense Department http://bit.ly/13h2Ao1<p>House members voted Tuesday to bar the use of federal funds to …

What A Falling Gold Price Means For Pawn Shops

William Roman wants to borrow money, but his bank won't lend him any more. So he's turning to his local pawn shop.<p>For Roman, a loan from the pawn shop is a lot easier to get. He doesn't have to fill out an application. The people at the pawn shop don't check his credit — all they want is something …

What To Expect From Housing In The Second Half Of 2013

The U.S. housing recovery continues to make gains. New home sales have surged 38% since last year, hitting a five-year high in June, according to the newest figures from the Commerce Department. And despite a monthly drop in activity, sales of previously owned homes remain 15% higher than last year …

Yes, Samsung is acutely aware that we’ve reached “peak trophy smartphone”

South Korean electronics giant Samsung reported soaring profits on Friday, but despite the company’s attempts to manage expectations, the results undershot estimates and its stock dropped almost 1%. That’s on top of a 13% slump in June that wiped $26 billion off Samsung’s value—a bigger loss than …

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Barnes & Noble's Ex-CEO Might Still Have a Job If He Cared About Books

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Earlier this month William Lynch, the Barnes & Noble CEO responsible for pushing the company's …

Yes, You Do Have To Tell The IRS About That AirBnB Rental

As with any side gig that brings in extra income, you can bet the IRS will mind if you fail to mention your new role as small-time innkeeper.<p>AirBnB helps hosts by prompting them with proper tax forms each year, but the average joe renting out his basement on the side might not know when he's …

Rental Housing

PepsiCo to no longer call Naked juices 'natural'

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo Inc. says it will no longer label its Naked juices as being "all natural," after a lawsuit complained that the drinks contain ingredients that don't fit that bill.<p>The company, based in Purchase, N.Y., is also paying $9 million to settle the lawsuit.<p>In an emailed statement, …

Pinterest Now Tracks Everybody by Default, but You Can Opt Out

Pinterest will now compile profiles of people who visit sites that contain Pinterest buttons, so their social bookmarking experience can be …

Social Media

Going, going... Chromecast sold out online, but not everywhere

If you've got your hands on Google's red-hot, priced-to-move streaming media stick, the Chromecast, consider yourself among the lucky early adopters. The $35 HDMI device-to-display bridge is currently sold out on all three official online retail outlets -- Best Buy, Amazon and the Google Play store.<p>…

Streaming Media

Family Ruined By $100K Beanie Babies 'Investment'

Way back in the early 90s, the country was gripped by a mania for brightly colored miniature stuffed animals that flew off shelves: Beanie …

Even Wall Street Doesn't Want Larry Summers to Be Fed Chair

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Despite Larry Summers's level up on the rumor mill for the next Federal Reserve Chairman, it turns …

Online degrees offer a better return on investment but little chance of getting rich

For the first time since the 1990s, college enrollment in the US is falling. Suddenly, everyone’s skeptical about the value of a degree. But the debate has mostly centered on the value of brick-and-mortar campuses.<p>That’s a shame because 7 million Americans are enrolled in an online course, or about …

Pope urges Catholic Church to shun power, money amid Vatican scandal

Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that the Catholic Church shun all temptations of power, prestige and money as he pressed his reform agenda amid a new scandal at the Vatican.<p>Francis outlined his vision of the church in a lengthy speech to Italian bishops gathered in Florence, leaving behind a Vatican …

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

In business, it’s actually a bad thing to be called smart

When I was a budding entrepreneur, recently having earned my PhD in astrophysics, people would often introduce me as a rocket scientist. At first I enjoyed the praise.<p>In time I found being called intelligent didn’t help me in business. By “in business” I mean in business roles with leadership and …

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Goldman's Blankfein: The Worst Case Scenario 'Absolutely Will Happen'

Blankfein, who's been Goldman CEO since 2006, steered it through the fallout of the global financial crisis of 2007-2008. He said the experience had taught him to accept that the worst thing you can imagine will inevitably happen.<p>"Most risk management is really just advanced contingency planning …

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Trader Joe's Tops Survey Of Best Grocery Chains, Walmart Lands At Bottom Of List

According to a new study by Market Force Information, Trader Joe's is North America's favorite grocery store based on customer satisfaction. The survey of 6,600 consumers also gave high marks to Publix and Whole Foods. Walmart brought up the rear.<p>Take a look at how all the grocery chains fared:<p>So …

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Fitch Ratings compiled this list of the five most overvalued and five most undervalued housing markets, broken down as Metropolitan Statistical Areas, in the U.S. based on its quarterly Sustainable Home Price model, which weighs home price trends against the economic fundamentals of the local …

Cotija Recipes: How To Use This Crumbly, Salty, Mexican Cheese (PHOTOS)

Cheese is pretty important to us, as you guys well know. We try to eat as many varieties as we can, in as many applications as we can and then tell you all about the best ways. For science, or something.<p>Today, we're here to discuss one of our favorite Mexican cheeses -- cotija. Named after the town …

Mass defaults bring Obama housing rescue under scrutiny

Nearly half of the mortgages modified in 2009 under the Obama administration's signature homeowner rescue effort are in default again, according to a report on Wednesday that raised concerns about the program's effectiveness.<p>The report from the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset …

Tijuana Cole Slaw

This slaw takes off on a cabbage-onion-chile salad dressed with Mexican crema and lime that a Mexican neighbor used to make. It is delicious …