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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning

<b>1. PayPal President David Marcus is joining Facebook to work on its mobile messaging products.</b><p><b>2. Time Warner is close to making an investment in Vice, which could value Vice at $2 billion.</b><p><b>3. Apple is looking for a new head of communications, and it reportedly wants that person to be a bit more</b> …

Time Warner

19 Reasons Why This Is An Excellent Resume

Recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume before they make the initial decision on candidates, according to research conducted by TheLadders, an online job-matching service for professionals. That means you have to win them over fast.<p>To get a better idea of what makes a resume …


Inside a Global-Inspired 1920s Hacienda in Santa Monica

Filled with decor from around the world.<p>Designer David Dalton used Mexican tiles, Moroccan accents, and antiques from around the world to amplify the Mediterranean soul of this 1920s hacienda.

Interior Design

Cape Town hotels under £100: The Fab Five

Ultimate Australian weekend escapes

Australians spend more than AU$51 billion on domestic travel every year and the latest stats from Tourism Australia suggest Aussies are trading long languid holidays for shorter stays focussed on making the most of a destination. So, if you’re time-poor, travelling with a family, needing a beach …


Ten events not to miss in April

From Witches’ Night in Germany to New Year in Nepal, here are 10 intriguing, engaging celebrations taking place around the world this month.

3 Ways To Recruit Top Performers Who Aren't Looking To Move

Enticing these individuals can be quite challenging for recruiters. But if they avoid trying to force-fit them into "some skills-infested job description," they'll have a much easier time drawing them in, says Lou Adler, chief executive of The Adler Group and author of "Essential Guide for Hiring & …


Here's The Problem With Speed Reading

But is it really a magical efficiency booster?<p>Steve Leveen, author of "A Little Guide To Your Well-Read Life" and CEO of specialty office retailer Levenger, says speed reading works, but "it's not that important."<p>"What's important is what you think about after you read, what you conclude, what you …

TED Talks

Here's How To Answer The Dreaded 'What's Your Greatest Weakness' Interview Question

All job seekers dread this question. If you're not prepared, it can trip you up and throw you off.<p>Bernard Marr, a global enterprise performance expert and a best-selling business author, wrote in a recent LinkedIn post that the reason some interviewers like to ask about weaknesses is to gain …


12 Things Successful People Do In The First Hour Of The Workday

"Successful people understand the importance of having control over their mornings and know how to use that time wisely," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job." "These people …

Time Management

How A High-Growth Startup Learned The Secret To Grooming Future Leaders

The answer stuck with Braun. The boy, he learned, had never been to school — like the 67 million kids around the world without a chance at an education.<p>With that experience rattling around in his head, Braun returned home to the U.S., graduated from Brown University, and nabbed a job at the …

Cory Booker

Why Clearance Sales Can Often Be A Total Illusion

But the promotions are often are often a "smoke and mirrors" tactic, with retailers falsely inflating prices in order to make the mark-downs seem more attractive, reports Kim Bhasin at The Huffington Post.<p>A JCPenney worker claims he was fired after he accused the company of doubling prices on many …


9 Weird Things Highly Successful People Do To Be More Creative

According to Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson, eccentric people tend to be more creative because of something called "cognitive disinhibition." Basically, creative folks have less of a filter on their thoughts and actions, which makes them more likely to do things that don't follow the norms of …

Jonathan Franzen

How To Wow Everyone In A Meeting And Leave Them Wanting More

In fact, meetings, with their committee mentality and tendency to perpetually defer decisions, were invented in large part to thwart new ideas, says Al Pittampalli, author of "Read This Before Our Next Meeting." "That doesn't mean it's impossible to sell your ideas. But you will need some courage …


The 20 Most Beloved CEOs In America

That's according to a new report by Glassdoor, an online jobs and careers community. The 2014 Highest-Rated CEOs report relied solely on the input of employees who elected to participate anonymously in an online company review survey. Respondents were asked to rate their CEO and say whether or not …

Robert Scoble

3 Public Speaking Secrets From The Most Successful TED Talks

At least that is according to Carmine Gallo, author of the new book "Talk Like TED." To write it, Gallo combed through 500 talks to find lessons that could help anyone who has to give a pitch or a presentation.<p>What makes a TED Talk pop? For Carmine, it's a combination of making an emotional …

Public Speaking

5 Brilliant Strategies Jeff Bezos Used To Build The Amazon Empire

The Gazelle Project. That's what Amazon called its initiative to cajole book publishers into giving them better deals. According to The New Yorker, CEO Jeff Bezos said "that Amazon should approach these small publishers the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle."<p>A cheetah can sprint 70 miles …

Jeff Bezos

7 Books Every Leader Should Read, According To A Harvard Business School Professor

I hadn't heard of two of these, which I picked up.<p>I think we've all heard of this one. Bazerman says:<p>This is another one I think most of you have heard of but it's a classic. I once used this book as the foundation to make the case to a management team for hiring a group of behavioral …

Harvard Business School

13 Things Successful People Do During Their Lunch Hours

Experts say your lunch hour is critical for keeping your productivity and energy levels up. Working or rushing through it can be detrimental to your success.<p>"Your lunch hour is your chance to get refocused, reenergized, and refueled (literally) for the rest of your day," says Michael Kerr, an …

Time Management

Here Are The Major Differences Between Successful And Unsuccessful People

A few weeks ago, Dave Kerpen, author and chief executive of Likeable Local, received a postcard that illustrated the traits and behaviors of successful and unsuccessful people.<p>The card came from fellow Entrepreneurs Organization member Andy Bailey, the chief executive of Petra Coach. Although the …


Chart Shows The Most Successful Startups Ever Founded By People Who Apparently Skipped Their Midlife Crisis

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson has posted a nifty chart showing six mega-companies that were founded by folks who evidently sailed through any notion of a mid-life crisis.<p>"Ray Kroc started McDonalds when he was my age," Wilson says. "Nice."<p>Check it out:

Middle Age

London's best martinis

There's no cocktail more classic than the martini - and these institutions know how to make one you won't forget<p><b>The Savoy</b><p>Back in the Roaring Twenties, bartender Harry Craddock fled America’s Prohibition and set up shop at the Savoy Hotel’s American Bar instead. Here, he wrote his seminal cocktail …

Shell sells £700m of natural gas assets to Kuwait

Chief executive says disposal of stakes in two Australian businesses, which follows shock profit warning last week, is evidence of 'hard choices' being taken<p>Royal Dutch Shell has sold its stakes in two Australian natural gas businesses to Kuwait's state energy giant.<p>The company announced on Monday …

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Britain's self-storage lockers

One of the best examples of this I’ve come across recently has been the small businesses operating out of lockers at self-storage centres.<p>Lots of …

‘I have a … deal’? How retail hijacked MLK Day

As America marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday, it will be a time for many to pause and consider the life and legacy of the late …

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Your home will soon be one giant iPhone

Google’s GOOG, +0.88% purchase of home automation company Nest Labs gives the world’s biggest search engine a foothold in people’s homes. But experts …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

5 things not to buy at drugstores (including drugs)

Slide 1 of 7<p>While drugstores now carry everything from Tylenol and tights to tuna rolls, it’s rare that their offerings are cheaper than the same …


6 times it’s more expensive to be a woman

Slide 1 of 8<p>Full-time working women earn only about 78% of what their male counterparts earn, according to the White House, which adds that “no …

New York City