Mandy Merritt

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This New App Will Help You Identify the Plants and Animals You See in Nature

Learn the difference between a poppy and a windflower.<p>New app Seek is giving curious outdoorsy types an easy way to identify the plants and animals …

Machine Perception

Why You Should Leave a Cup of Rice in Your Closet

Rice is a staple on dinner tables around the globe, but has many other great uses that go beyond the kitchen. Most of us have used it to save our …

Laundry Rooms

This Eye Cream Is SO Good It Keeps Selling Out At Sephora

Finding a good eye cream isn’t an easy task. There are so many brands and formulas out there that promise instant results, but often fail to deliver. …

6 reasons this is the perfect thank-you email to send after a job interview

• The interview thank you email is a crucial part of getting the job you want.<br>• When you don't send a thank you email or letter after an interview, you …

All the household items you can clean with vinegar — and a few you can’t

Despite the fact that many of us were raised in a world of lemon-fresh scents and tough-on-stains cleaners, white vinegar has been growing in …

9 Nonfiction Books About Love That Will Completely Change How You Feel About Finding "The One"

Every February, the fairy tales begin in earnest: Prince Charming, true love's kiss, and happily ever afters are everywhere you look. Quite frankly, …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Football Players May Be Huge and Padded, but They’re Fast, and Runners Can Learn From Them

Playing in the NFL requires not just brawn but speed, and what goes into achieving this makes just as much sense for everyday runners as for Tom Brady.<p>Thanks to computer chips inserted into players’ shoulder pads since 2015, the NFL has been tracking the speed at which football is played. That …

Running Is Like Romance: You Have to Learn How to Keep the Passion Alive

From the honeymoon stage to a settled maturity, this is one ever-evolving relationship. Here’s how to navigate the shifting dynamics—and all the bumps in the road.<p>When nonrunners ask how long I’ve been running and I say 10 years, I get an expression of amazement, followed by, “You must really love …

Marathons

The Best Running Songs: May 2017 Playlist

Here are 90 solid minutes of great songs to keep you motivated during this month’s runs.<p><i>Whether you’re training for a marathon, or just hitting the treadmill, good music can often make the difference between a rave run and a blown goal. That’s why we’re putting together 90-minute playlists each</i> …

After putting my résumé through an online scan, I realized the problem with using the same one for every job

When Jobscan CEO and founder James Hu was applying for tech jobs a few years ago, he realized there was a wall between his résumé and actual human beings: applicant tracking systems (ATS). This recruitment software often weeds out candidates based on keywords in their applications.<p>"So I started …

Employment

12 Habits Of Genuine People

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs. Suffice it to say, emotional intelligence is a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with …

The 23 best business books to read this summer

Summer's officially begun, and that probably means you're going to need something to read on your next trip to the beach or for the long flight to your vacation destination.<p>You'll be kicking back, but might as well bring something educational to accompany that magazine you picked up at the …

This Playlist Will Make Your Next Run Feel Like a Dance Party

When it comes to running, we know listening to music can turn a slow slog into a song-fueled success—especially if you're a newbie. Studies show that …

If You're an Introvert, You Need to Read This

What do Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, Hillary Clinton, Michael Jordan, and President Barack Obama all have in-common? …

Personality

The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

Make These Healthy Homemade Sports Drinks

These DIY beverage recipes will energize your runs while saving you hard-earned cash.<p>Somewhere in the past few decades, maybe after we put a man on the moon, it seemed we started to believe that the more engineered something was, the better. Sports drinks got so techy they were barely recognizable …

Golden State Warriors

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19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

6 Tools That Save You From Embarrassing Writing Mistakes

One study showed that writing errors scare off 59 percent of customers. Can you afford to keep making spelling and grammar mistakes?<p>Think your writing mistakes don't matter? Think again. A study by Global Lingo found that as many as 59 percent of online customers are scared away from sites with …

Six-Week Summer Cleaning Workout

It’s not too late to start working on your summer body. There’s still many afternoons to be spent at the pool, and maybe even an early autumn …

Fitness

Trapped in a Dead-End Job? Here's an Emotionally Intelligent Solution | Inc.com

How's your work life?<p>A few weeks ago, I published an article with the title: "Millennials: Thinking of Leaving Your Job? Here's the Emotionally Intelligent Way to Do It<i>."</i> It told the story of Ty, a young, smart, and dynamic young man who's thinking of leaving his position as a manager for one of …

Employment

The Two Personality Traits Millennials Need To Sell Themselves In Any Industry

Someone once told me that he’s “the kind of guy” who washes his hands with hot water right before meetings to deliver a warm handshake.<p>A self-proclaimed salesman, he was the embodiment of extraversion. I admired him because I feel uncomfortable promoting myself and prefer self-deprecation. But, …

Leadership

8 Podcasts That Will Help Distract You on a Long Run

When a friend’s sister recently told me that she listens to podcasts while running, I was intrigued, but also skeptical. How do you run without a …

10 Crazy Cute Ways to Organize Your Coffee Cups

Because who doesn't want pre-caffeinated life to be a little easier?<p>These savvy storage ideas will make your morning routine much smoother.

What to Do When You Hate Your Job, but Can't Leave

If your Instagram or Facebook feeds are anything like mine, they're filled with inspiring quotes about living the life you were born to live by pursuing your passions and following your dreams. (Heck, I've posted plenty of such things myself)!<p>Here's one to chew on by Quincy Jones:<p>"The people who …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

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Books