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The Dangerous Kardashian Effect and the Profound Impact of the Superficial

Lauren Greenfield’s new documentary ‘Generation Wealth’—in theaters now—documents our cultural obsession with wealth. Here, she writes about the …

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Why The Older You Get, The More You Hate Everyone (And Why That's OK)

You know how you're always talking about how you hate everyone? The thing is, the older you get, the more real this is.<p>True story: I don't really …

Relationships

Want to Avoid Hiring People You Can't Trust Later? Ask These 5 Powerful Interview Questions

Warren Buffett famously said that you should interview for intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don't have the last one, don't bother.<p>Are you a hiring manager or a person who conducts interviews as part of your job? Well, if you're not employing the science of behavioral interviewing in …

20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Power comes in …

Shopping

How to Create a Gantt Chart in Google Sheets

A popular tool for project management, Gantt charts provide a chronological, easy-to-read breakdown of completed, current and upcoming tasks as well …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Neuroscience Says These Are the 8 Best Ways to Build Trust in the Workplace

Trust is the key ingredient to all successful relationships. Here's how to get it.<p>It's the foundation behind the happiest marriages and the intangible quality that makes the best teams click. Put simply, it's the key ingredient to all successful relationships.<p>It's called trust.<p>But how do you really …

Economists never imagined negative interest rates — now they're rewriting textbooks

In 1983, when Frederic Mishkin started writing "The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets," his seminal textbook on macroeconomics, he never thought he'd devote much space to the idea of negative interest rates.<p>"A million years no," Mishkin told Business Insider.<p>Negative rates were seen …

Economics

Pizza with purpose: MOD gives ex-cons a second chance

Scott and Ally Svenson weren't planning to become entrepreneurs again.<p>The husband-and-wife team had already created two food empires: Seattle Coffee Company, which they sold to Starbucks (SBUX), and Italian restaurant chain Carluccio's. They thought they were done.<p>"My wife said, 'the last thing the …

Dining Rooms

What I Learned Working With Jony Ive’s Team On The Apple Watch

Bob Messerschmidt sold his company to Steve Jobs and went to work building the Apple Watch in 2010. He saw a lot during his three years at Apple.<p>Meet Bob Messerschmidt.<p><i>Apple quietly acquired Messerschmidt’s startup in 2010 (after Messerschmidt sent Steve Jobs an unsolicited email, but that’s</i> …

What became of the Christian intellectuals?

As I write these words, American pundits and political junkies are struggling to come to terms with some curious, even alarming, developments. Donald …

Political Science

Every Steven Spielberg movie ranked, from first to worst

Alfred Hitchcock, after seeing “Jaws,” said that young<p>Steven Spielberg“is the first one of us who doesn't see the proscenium arch.” By which to say that free of the theatrical conventions that informed every other filmmaker before him, Spielberg was the first truly modern director. Since then, he …

Quentin Tarantino's Top-Rated Movies

Quentin Tarantino's movies aren't for the faint of heart -- you're just as likely to see a bloody mess as you are an homage to 1970s film-making. But fans and critics alike flock to see each one, knowing Tarantino is a master of both style and substance on the big screen. Whether you're looking for …

Mexican Cafe El Atoradero Successfully Leapfrogs to Brooklyn from the Bronx

I first encountered those wonderful pork fragments late in 2013 with a phalanx of food writers who regularly shuttled up to the South Bronx to taste Denisse Lina Chavez’s cooking in a tiny bodega called El Atoradero. Later, there would be a small café next door, but at this time, a makeshift …

Where Do the Locals Eat in Brooklyn's Chinatown?

Sunset Park is Manhattan's Chinatown through rosier, Brooklyn glasses. The crowds are thinner, the prices lower, and life moves at a patient pace. Down Eighth Avenue, the neighborhood's central corridor, you'll find a mix of Cantonese old guard restaurants and more recent Fujianese businesses, the …

35 Outstanding Tacos in NYC

Tacos have nearly taken over from slices of pizza as the culinary backbone of New York City. Over the last three decades we’ve learned to love the southern Mexican style of two corn tortillas flopped over a meaty filling, sprinkled with onions and cilantro. But other types of tacos have flown in …

These Are the Best Windows 10 Laptops You Can Buy

Some computer operating systems drive more buzz and industry-wide upset than others. The release of Windows 10 came with a retooled version of the …

The complete list of 'OK, Google' commands

With Google Now, you can use voice commands to create reminders, get help with trivia questions, and, yes, even find out "what does the fox say?"<p>And, with the recent update from Google, the voice assistant's reponse will sound more natural than ever. (Though, of all the voice assistants, Google Now …

Emotional Intelligence 101: Why a Millennial's Letter to Yelp's CEO Got Her Fired

EQ lessons aplenty in this one--for both sides.<p>[UPDATE: Just two weeks after this story broke, another Yelp employee took to Medium to share her experience. You'll never guess what happened next.<p>Here's the story, along with my take: Another Open Letter to Yelp Reveals the Company's Biggest …

Why Gay Marriage is Good (and Bad) for the Church

The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act serves as a boost to ongoing efforts to legalize same-sex marriage across the …

LG Minibeam Nano: a tiny, affordable projector for your smartphone

A new wave of projectors has been hitting the market, targeting mobile users who want to take their large-scale media entertainment wherever they go. The most popular around here is probably the ZTE Spro 2 (read our review for all the details), but competing manufacturers like Lenovo and ASUS are …

Gear & Gadgets

Comment on 5 principles of extraordinary math teaching by Jeshanah Zolkowski

A great math/art combination is found in knot theory, which is really fun for students of all ages. I highly recommend The Knot Book by Colin Adams …

Teaching

5 Reasons the Smartest Entrepreneurs Don’t Go It Alone

Planning to start your company solo? Here's why you should consider a partner.<p>You've been thinking about it a long time and you're finally ready to start your own business. You have a great product or service, a full understanding of the marketplace, and a brilliant marketing plan. There's just one …

Business Strategy

Become an Android app developer for just $23 with the Android M Developer Course!

Some of you will probably want to kill me for quoting Steve Jobs, but he was very right when he said “everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think”. The advantages of learning to code are infinite. It will open doors you never knew existed, …

Android News

Thousands march in major US cities to protest police brutality

• More than 20 arrests in Boston; 3,500 march in Oakland<br>• Family members of black men killed by police address rallies<p>Thousands of Americans took to the streets on Saturday in Washington, New York, and several other cities to protest recent grand jury decisions regarding the deaths of black men at the …

Torturing Muslims is an 'awesome' way to get things done

On December 9, the Senate Select Committee released a partial report of the horrifying, illegal torture tactics used by the CIA during the Bush administration. Some question the timing. I think the timing is perfect.<p>We are now in a position to recall what past black activists, from Martin Luther …

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