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Military Packing Secrets That Will Make You a Better Traveler

Packing, the worst part of any trip, is a pain because nearly all of us just make it up as we go along. Filling a suitcase is a rushed disaster that …

Southern Ontario police force releases annual list of silliest 911 calls

A police force in southwestern Ontario has released a list of the silliest 911 calls it received in 2016, including one where a resident called the emergency line asking for the phone number to the local KFC.<p>The Chatham-Kent police service says it tries to educate citizens about the importance of …

Five Questions to Ask in an Interview That Will Reveal a Lot About the Company

You’ve heard it a zillion times: “Remember, you’re interviewing them just as much as they’re interviewing you. Ask your own (good) questions to get a …

4 Questions That Will Impress Any Hiring Manager in an Interview

It’s something that gets asked by almost every hiring manager at the tail end of almost any job interview: “Do you have any questions for me?” Shrug …

How a fight on a New York train laid the foundation for Taj Gibson's career

You'll want to put aside 10 minutes for this Q&A with the Chicago Bulls' longest-tenured player<p>Before Taj Gibson goes to battle, he sits at his …

84 Questions To Ask On A First Date

Modern day dating is tricky. Perhaps, more of a challenge today than ever in history.<p>Why, with so many dating apps making it easier to meet people, has it become increasingly difficult?<p>I believe that because it has become so easy to find, talk to, and meet up with someone, there is little risk …

Script: How To Negotiate A Job Offer

A script can be a useful tool as you develop your strategy for an upcoming conversation at work or on your job search.<p>My boss Jon used to say ”You have to plan out every negotiation, imagining how the discussion might go and deciding in advance how you will navigate if you hear something …

Employment

21 Habits to Help You Eliminate Debt

<i>“What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?” — Adam Smith</i><p>21 Habits for Getting Out of Debt<p>…

How to Pass a Urine Drug Test Using Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Yasmin Tayag</b><p>Drug testing, like heroin, got popular in the late '80s and early '90s. As Reagan's Drug War rushed towards its logical conclusion, employers hustled to create drug-free work environments despite a lack of evidence that there was any …

14 ways 20-somethings should invest their time to set themselves up for long-term success

It was good advice when Ben Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this time?<p>We …

How to Transition into a Relationship When You’re Used to Being Single

It seems like people are always looking for love, but single life can be pretty great. You’re independent, you don’t have to compromise, and you get …

Best Ways to Be Fabulous in a Job Interview

(This article is adapted from the new book, <i>How to Stand Apart @ Work</i> by Judith Bowman.) <br>Most of us know how to behave in a way that is considered <i>fine</i> …

10 Things To Do After The Job Interview

Congrats. You had the job interview. Now, your work is done, right? Wrong.<p>In today’s hypercompetitive job market, effective follow-up after the interview is a must, and failing to do it well might cause you to lose out to another candidate.<p>The line between being persistent and being a pain, …