Melissa Ruszkowski

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5 Things You Need to Take Off Your Resume ASAP

Searching for your next great gig is serious business, and before you even get in the door for an interview (and pray they don’t ask you insanely hard interview questions ), you’ve got to make the effort to revamp and perfect your resume. And there are resume tips that get you noticed and resume …

Employment

Hardscaping 101: Edible Gardens

There’s a reason more than half of all gardeners plan to grow edibles this year. Food you grow tastes better, is healthier for you, and fills you …

Mediterranean diet wins again, helps bones

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Mediterranean diet is well-known for its health benefits on your heart and waistline, but now your bones could benefit too, according to a new study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.<p>In this study, researchers examined whether diet quality affects bone health in postmenopausal …

11 Things People Who Make Great First Impressions Never Do

Want to make a great first impression--and keep on making a great impression? Here's how.<p>While you meet a lot of people, occasionally you meet a person who stands out. She might be remarkably charismatic. He might be extremely charming and likable. She might be extremely confident, in a genuine and …

The 7 Most Common Mistakes We Make Promoting Ourselves

Self-promotion is a struggle for many of us. We know we should do it and do it more often if we are to gain the visibility and credibility we need to advance our careers. But it’s not a simple task. Although women seem to agonize more about self-promotion, the challenges transcend gender and status.<p>…

Leadership

Be Genuinely Confident: 8 Traits the Most Self-Assured People Share | Inc.com

Most of us aren't born feeling extremely confident. For us, confidence is often situational. In some situations we feel self assured -- in others, not so much.<p>Luckily, confidence is something that can be not only built but learned. Actions inform attitudes; the way we behave can, over time, change …

Self-improvement

How to Boost your Happiness Naturally

Dopamine is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter in our brains associated with pleasure, addiction, and reward though it’s value to overall …

Wellness

The Intimate Relationship Between Protein and Fat | Healthy Eating | SF Gate

Overview<p>You may think of protein as the muscle-building nutrient and fat as the fat-storage nutrient, but protein can act as a fat under certain physiological conditions. Protein’s primary role is to provide the building blocks, or amino acids, to synthesize structural and functional proteins …

4 Things You Need to Hear When You’re Emotionally Exhausted

<b>“</b><b>Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.”</b> <b>~John De Paola</b><p>You’re on the verge of burnout.<p>You’re unmotivated to perform …

How Much Do You Need to Retire?

Americans know that we need big bucks to be able to kick up our heels and retire at 75. (Seriously, that's the new retirement age.) But it also seems, according to the results of a new report, that we're confused on just <i>how much</i> money it will take to get there.<p>The Bank of America Merrill Lynch …

9 bad habits that are getting in the way of your success

Look at what you are doing and assess your thoughts and your habits.<p>Ask yourself if they are working for you or against you.<p>Habits are patterns that are actions that we repeatedly do to create action.<p>If your actions aren't getting you what you want, you have to try something different.<p>Face it: You …

15 Facts About 'Portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino'

Painted between 1465 and 1472, <i>Portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino</i> is both one of Piero della Francesca's greatest works and one of the most …

Starshot Project: Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg launch most ambitious alien-finding project ever

Tiny rockets are going to be sent into space to study the far universe in the most ambitious space exploration project in history.<p>Scientists …

Climate Change May Be Causing Earth's Poles To Shift

Scientists solve mystery of why the planet's axis is tilting eastward.<p>The position of Earth's axis has dramatically shifted, likely because of melting ice sheets (fueled by climate change) and natural changes in water storage on land, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances.<p>Erik …

Top 10 Easy DIY Projects to Upgrade Your Bathroom

The bathroom: It might not be your favorite room in your home, but it sure is an important one. Use your DIY skills to boost the organization and …

Home Improvement

11 daily habits keeping you from getting rich, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years studying the lives of both rich people (defined as having an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more) and poor people (defined as having an annual income of $35,000 or less and a liquid net worth of $5,000 or less).<p>He …

Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

University of Washington

A beginners guide to Scotch Whisky

This post is brought to you by William Grant & Sons.<i>by Andre de Almeida, former Europe Travel Retail Director</i> There are hundreds of brands and styles …

Secret Garden: How to Grow a Hidden Survival Garden in Plain Sight

Growing your own food isn’t just a great experience. It’s a great back-up for your family’s food security. And one of the best methods of hiding your …

Top 10 Survival Tips for Writing a Book

<i>This post first appeared on the JobTalk blog for the book and community, MY JOB: Real People at Work Around the World.</i><p>Today is the day I'm submitting my book manuscript to my publisher. Here's what I've learned over the past several months of being at the mercy of a looming book deadline. Hint: …

Take a look inside the most powerful physics machine on Earth

They've succeeded more than once already. In 2012, scientists at CERN discovered the Higgs boson, and just last month the organization announced that they'd found a new class of particles known as pentaquarks.<p>The LHC, the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, has made all …

Google's Eric Schmidt has a killer trick for managers to have more productive meetings

Take Jared Smith, the cofounder of up-and-coming survey startup Qualtrics, who worked for Schmidt both at Novell and Google. By watching Schmidt, Smith learned a lot about managing people, he tells Business Insider.<p>"A simple thing he taught me: When you are in a meeting, be very careful what you …

Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>We might not have a money tree, but we can have a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can …

15 Things Women Who Are Always on Time Do Every Day

#3 is so simple, but so genius.<p>Being on time to things is a great way to look like you 100% have your stuff together, even if you actually don't. It really doesn't take that much work to become a magical, always-on-time unicorn.<p><b>1. Go to every single thing 20 minutes early, then hang out and browse</b> …

Time Management

Sharon

3 minutes reading<p>“A long time ago I realized that life isn’t fair,” concludes the American photographer <b>Leon Borensztein</b> (1947) in one of his diary …

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15 Pieces of Writing Advice from C. S. Lewis

In his letters and other sources, C. S. Lewis left various bits of advice on the craft of writing. Below are 15 of the things he said. The bold is my …

How to Start Any Healthy Habit (And Actually Make It Stick)

Chances are, you can identify at least one practice that would affect your health and/or happiness that you’re not currently engaging in. Whether …