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Hiring Great People Is More Than a Gut Feeling. Here Are 8 Ways to Get it Right Every Time | Inc.com

As a leader, nothing is more important than hiring great people. Great hires impact virtually every facet of your organization, from culture and values to the ability to innovate, adapt, and persevere over time. When we hire the right people they generate returns that significantly exceed the costs …

Employment

Microsoft's CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail | Inc.com

Just under a year ago, Microsoft launched a Twitter bot by the name of Tay (officially, Tay.ai), in an attempt to advance how artificial intelligence communicates with humans in real time. Things took a vicious turn, though, when hackers and others caused Tay to begin spewing racist and profane …

Leadership

8 Conversational Habits of Smart Communicators (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

The digital era is causing a slow degeneration in our ability to verbally communicate. Specifically, the part of verbal communication that doesn't require words -- active listening.<p>This affects all generations, not just Millennials. As a Gen-Xer myself, I fully admit that being connected 24/7 to …

Text Messaging

6 Secret Camping Spots in California You've Never Even Heard Of

Summer is coming up fast, and that means one thing: campsites throughout California will soon start filling up like wildfire. Even if you manage to …

Remodeling 101: The L-Shaped Kitchen

Looking for a kitchen layout, with space for multiple cooks and onlookers? Consider the versatile L-shape, a two-walled setup that tucks neatly into …

How Clown Pants Saved My Life | GQ

When things turned upside down last year for GQ’s Zach Baron—first he moved to a strange town; then his mom got sick; then America got sick, too—he noticed his personal style began to change. He started wondering: Could you fix yourself on the inside by shaking up what you wore on the outside? And …

Bye, Twitter. All the cool kids are migrating to Mastodon.

In the battle between a massive prehistoric beast and a fluttering bird, we all know what's destined to come out on top.<p>But in the case of Mastodon, …

Understanding the Rule of Thirds

If you're a beginning photographer, there's a good chance that you have at least some familiarity with the rule of thirds.After all, it's probably …

Landscape Photography

The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …

Less is More in this Manhattan Beach Bungalow

Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a compact ode to minimal living.<p>Matt Jacobson is a collector. Point to any one of his possessions, and he will tell you a story—a rousing, passionate story—about its …

Rose Bowl

The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write

“Hi, you may not remember me, but . . . ” is a lame way to reintroduce yourself. Try this instead.<p>I’m all about being up front when you network. It’s helpful to be honest about why you’re reaching out (for example, you’re going through a job search or moving to a new city). It can combat nerves and …

Confessions of an Instagram Influencer

I’ve always been well-liked. At least, I think that’s the case. I have friends, a spouse, a job, a college degree. I exercise. I get haircuts …

Ralph Lauren

SURFING's 2016 Wetsuit Road Trip

How to Read a Rock Climbing Route, as Told by Conrad Anker

When he approaches an unfamiliar mountain or rock face, Conrad Anker says he sometimes feels intimidated. That’s surprising, coming from a man who’s …

Life In The Park: Finding Meaning In Park Service Work

There's a popular refrain among National Park Service employees, one that doubles as a reminder, of sorts, after a long, wearisome day: "We get paid in sunrises and sunsets."<p>For many park employees, the pay is seasonal and not great. The hours are long. The question is usually the same ("Where's …

National Parks

10 Epic Drives in the U.S. National Parks

Pack your hiking shoes, your camera and some camping gear, because some of the most epic drives in the United States are hidden inside National Parks …

Top tiny homes on the market today

While the following shouldn't be considered an exhaustive list of what's on the market at the time of writing, it'll be adequate to give you an idea …

The Mobile Cabin

How to find the ultimate backcountry campsites for your rolling home office<p>To my mind, RV parks are like prison-yard time: better than being locked indoors, but not something you do voluntarily. Even campgrounds, with the lights, traffic, and babble of campers, are a poor substitute for true woods. …

RVs

This Tiny House Has Storage Space Like You Wouldn't Believe

And endless organization possibilities.<p>When imagining life in a tiny house, most of us would ask the obvious: "But where would I put all my <i>stuff</i>?" But engineers Tina and Luke Orlando have designed a tiny house from scratch with storage space like you wouldn't believe.<p>The blueprints for this …

This tiny house is big on luxury

New Frontier Tiny Homes is the firm behind the Scandinavian-style turnkey tiny house we recently covered, and the finish on its Alpha Tiny House is …

Off-grid

Tiny Homes’ Biggest Problem Is That The Law Can’t Decide What They Are

The best strategy is to build one and hope no one official will notice. Just remember to be nice to your neighbors.<p>Tiny houses have a lot of appeal: price, simplicity, low running costs, and plain cuteness. But building and living in one might prove tricky, in the U.S. at least, thanks to their …

Housing

Spacious steel-framed tiny house is ready to hit the road

The unnamed tiny house sits on a triple-axel 28 ft (8.5 m) trailer, but two overhanging loft sleeping areas increase its total length to 32 ft (9.7 …

Can These Tiny Flat-Pack Houses Help Shelter The Homeless?

As part of a plan to deal with the city’s least fortunate, Oakland is turning to the tiny house movement.<p>Renting an apartment in Oakland, California, now costs roughly 30% more than it did two years ago. As the steeply rising cost of housing forces more people to live on the street, some city …

Sand And Stars: Top 10 Beachside Campsites

Watching the sunrise or the sunset from a pristine beach is a quintessential vacation must-do. While there are countless beachfront hotels in the United States, nothing beats sleeping on the beach with sand between your toes.<p>Cheapflights.com has found a handful of beaches in the United States where …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Colorado’s ‘WeeCasa’ is the largest tiny home hotel in the world

LYONS, Colo. -- It's Colorado's first tiny home hotel -- and we're told it's the largest in the world.<p>"We’re the largest. We have the most number of …

Getaway, A Service That Rents Tiny Houses In the Woods to Make Camping More Comfortable

Getaway is a venture-backed company developed in coordination with the Millennial Housing Lab and Harvard Innovation Lab, that brings the concept of …

Exploring Goblin Valley, Utah’s Most Family-Friendly State Park

Goblin Valley State Park is the perfect place to travel with kids, or to be a kid again yourself.<p>Darkness suddenly swooped over the Valley of Goblins, forcing us to call it a day on our explorations. While we could still see where we were going, my husband and I trudged back to the lookout point …

National Parks

Making Great Coffee in the Great Outdoors

The simple guide to brewing in nature<p>If you’re like Starbucks barista Daniel Castro, nothing beats freshly brewed coffee in the fresh air of the …

Coffee

Tour of America Day 6 - Northern Arizona & Grand Canyon

• We are recapping each day of our Dog Friendly Tour of America! Stop back daily to see where we have been and what we were up to. Hopefully you will …

Hiking