Mike Abbott

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19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Emotional Intelligence

These Are the Best Credit Cards Right Now

MONEY picks winners for every financial need.<p>It's been eight years since the end of the Great Recession, and credit cards are back. Today, 171 …

Personal Finance

Do you know what's really in your protein powder?

<b>A new study has found that nearly all protein powders contain detectable levels of at least one heavy metal, and 55% tested positive for BPA.</b><p>Four …

Nutrition

11 things millennials do completely differently from their parents

Everyone loves to hate millennials.<p>The Pew Research Center recently defined this generation as people born between 1981 and 1996. And boy, are they shaking things up.<p>They're killing industries left and right, from napkins to diamond rings. They're marrying later and starting nontraditional …

Cassoulet Is the Most Epic Dish You Will Ever Make

Our classic version takes no shortcuts and requires a little planning, but every step is totally doable, even if you’re not a pro.<p>I have made cassoulet more times than is advisable—first in culinary school, once with a friend for a dinner party, and at least half a dozen times in the BA Test …

24 Fresh and Delicious Foil Packet Recipes Perfect for Spring

Enjoy the season with our best and easiest foil packet dinners yet!<p>We're finally turning a corner into our favorite bright and blooming season, and …

The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds You Can Buy

At Kiplinger, we've been writing about mutual funds since the 1950s, and have been putting together a list of our favorite no-load mutual funds since …

The First 10 Recipes to Make in Your Dutch Oven

I like to think of the day I brought home a Dutch oven as the day my kitchen changed forever. That may sound dramatic, but seriously — there really …

Cooking

12 Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thigh Recipes That'll Save You From Yourself

Back away from the whole chicken. Cut yourself some slack (and speed up dinner) by sticking to the thighs.<p>Weeknight fantasy: a beautifully bronzed whole roast chicken, on your table at 7. Weeknight reality: fire detectors, hot tears, dinner at 11.<p>While it might be <i>possible</i> to roast an entire bird on …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

Self-improvement

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Employment

Six of the best pancake recipes

The only recipes you need to sweeten up your pancake day, from a classic crepe with lemon and sugar to beetroot drop scones and a custard-filled stack<p>Prep <b>10-15 mi</b><b>n</b><br>Cook <b>2 min per pancake</b><br>Makes <b>18</b>

Breakfast

Here’s the Grilled Cheese Sandwich You’ve Never Made Before (and It’s Epic)

A new 5-minute cooking technique makes this comfort food favorite even more gooey and delicious.<p>There are so many ways to build a decadent grilled …

11 Smart Personal Finance Blogs You Should Read This Year

Blogs your checking account will approve of.<p>Even though I'm a financial planner, I still pay close attention to the financial advice and opinions of the smartest money experts all over the web. Why? Because no matter how money-savvy you are, there's always something more you can learn.<p>If you're …

Personal Finance

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

If I Could Buy Only 1 Marijuana Stock, This Would Be It

Marijuana stocks are hot. And this one could generate heat for a long time to come.<p>According to the Chinese, 2018 will be the year of the dog. When …

Cannabis

Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°. Stir together first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Place a roasting pan on stove top over 2 burners. …

This CEO Reviewed Thousands of LinkedIn Profiles -- Here Are the 5 Updates You Should Make to Yours Now

Treat your LinkedIn profile differently than your resume to make a powerful impression.<p>Think about the attention to detail you put into your resume. You know that it needs to inform and impress. It must radiate competence and respectability. The question is -- should you treat your LinkedIn profile …

Employment

Maple, Pear, and Pecan Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oats

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Coat the insert of 4- to 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.<p>Step 2<p>Whisk the water, oats, maple syrup, ginger, salt, …

Breakfast

These Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oats Will Warm Your Soul

Though I enjoy variety when it comes to dinner (and often find inspiration in this vegetarian dinner calendar), I am all about consistency for quick …

Breakfast

Why We Should Be Disagreeing More at Work

When I worked as a management consultant, I had a client that I thought of as difficult. Let’s call her Marguerite. She and I didn’t see eye to eye on much. I disagreed with the direction she was taking our project, the people she chose to involve, and the pace at which she thought we should do our …

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

This vegetarian chili recipe with sweet potato is about to be your new go-to

January is basically a month-long meal-time paradox: Short days and cold weather elicit cravings for comfort food (mac and cheese, anyone?), but …

Recipes

What you should eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when you're hungover, according to a nutritionist

Christmas party season is in full swing. There's a downside to all this fun, of course — and it's that horrible feeling the morning after the night before. That third bottle of fizz, fifth tequila, and early morning fried chicken stop-off all begin to curdle into one giant knot of regret, nausea, …

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

10 Vegetarian Soup Recipes So Good Even Staunch Carnivores Will Want Seconds

We've already professed our love of soup on multiple occasions this season (see decadent cauliflower soup recipes and low-carb soup recipes for …

3 Ways To Grab People's Attention And Leave A Lasting Impression

No doubt, at some point in your career, you’ve been in the presence of people who exude confidence and control; nothing seems to knock them off center. In high stakes situations, they make everyone around them feel calm and cool. Their demeanors not only demonstrate leadership and authority, they …

Cranberry, Orange, and Pistachio Muffins

Wheat bran and yogurt bump up the protein and fiber so you'll stay fueled. Mashed banana adds moisture and sweetness without noticeable banana …

7 Clean, 5-Ingredient Sauces That Are Perfect Alternatives To Ketchup

Just about everyone loves ketchup. But that doesn't mean you should squeeze the stuff on anything and everything. Seriously, it's in your best interest to branch out, people. Not only is the beloved burger topper loaded with sugar, after a while the flavor becomes plain boring. Plus, shaking things …