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9 Project Management Tools the World's Top Startups Actually Use

Want your teams to be more productive? Consider using a project management tool top startups use.<p>We all want to be more productive. And we definitely want our teams to be more productive. That's why so many productivity tools exist.<p>But which tools are right for you? One way to answer that question …

Project Management

Want to Work From Home? 17 Current Job Opportunities for Lawyers, Nurses, Teachers, Entry Level Workers, and Many Other Fields

From entry level jobs to highly specialized positions, here's a sample of the work-from-home jobs you can easily find.<p>Whenever I write about best practices for people who work from home, people ask how to find work from home jobs.<p>Answer: They're all over the place. You find them as you'd find any …

Careers

What’s the future of democracy?

At the age of 51, Kenneth Arrow was the youngest economist ever to win a Nobel Prize. His outlook and recommendations have held strong in turbulent …

Some of the World's Best Universities Just Released 600 Free (or Nearly Free) Online Courses

The founder of Class Central has compiled a huge list of newly offered courses to update your skills.<p>Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Strategic Approach from University of Pennsylvania<p>Influence from University of Pennsylvania<p>Accounting for Decision Making from University of Michigan<p>Valuing …

eLearning

Here's Why Anyone Will Be Able to Develop a Computer Program 5 Years from Now

We are almost there.<p>These days, while our grandparents struggle endearingly to send a text message or compose an email, we struggle to remember that the use of computers and smartphones wasn't always intuitive.<p>Though we understand on an intellectual level that such objects are foreign to them, it's …

Education

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things

Give up the bad habits that rob kids of mental strength.<p>Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental …

Self-help

Mark Zuckerberg's Response to Donald Trump's Tweet Is a Master Class in Handling Criticism

The president claims Facebook "was always anti-Trump."<p>What would you do if you were falsely accused--in front of almost 40 million people? That happened to Facebook yesterday morning when President Donald Trump tweeted, "Facebook was always anti-Trump." The tweet went on to claim that the networks,</i> …

Donald Trump

4 Online Marketing Trends You Need to Know

Each one of these trends could sky-rocket your online revenue.<p>Marketing is all about finding and implementing the latest trends that will attract customers and increase revenues. As consumers change habits, the market adjusts accordingly. The web, social media, and the emergence of video is …

Marketing

The 10 Best Bedroom Colors According to Interior Designers

Time for a fresh coat!<p>Picking a paint color for your bedroom can feel nearly impossible: It sets the tone for the space that's supposed to best represent you. If you've spent way too much time browsing paint samples and need a little guidance, we sought advice from 10 top interior designers. …

How to Reverse Aging and Become Whoever You Want to Be

In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study.<p>In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study. She gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. One group was told they were responsible for keeping their plant alive, and that …

Self-improvement

These are the best places to find affordable art online

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Saatchi Art Instagram<p>How you decorate your walls (or how you don't) can immediately impact the feel of a room. Artwork is an easy way …

Home Decorating

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do.<p>A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don't compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do -- only that you will be …

Motivation

Want to Get in Better Shape? This Is the Best Way to Get Stronger

If you stick with this workout strategy, you're guaranteed to see results.<p>Bodybuilding is great. Weight training is great. Crossfit, Pilates, plyometrics--they're all great.<p>But some people just want to get stronger and fitter in a useful, "everyday life" kind of way. They don't want to spend hours …

Bodyweight Exercise

Our 6-year-old has a fun, comfortable life. Why isn’t she grateful?

<i>Q: We have a 6-year-old who, for the past six months or so, has acted frustrated and apathetic about most things if she's not doing exactly what she wants. We are not extravagant, but we live a comfortable life and want to do fun things with the kids. But it's hard when we feel like it's not being</i> …

Parenting

The best fonts to use on a resume, according to typographers and designers

When it comes to writing a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with — avoid typos, and don't lie. But many applicants skip over crucial …

Typography

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things

The transition to management requires a transformation of thought.<p>The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google …

Leadership

Top UK Influencer Oliver Isaacs Reveals What it Takes to Go Viral

His company the viral opinion based network Amirite.com is where the internet meme was born.<p>When it comes to going viral on the Internet, there may not be a bigger expert on the planet than Oliver Isaacs. He is a serial entrepreneur, social media guru, and a top influencer in the UK. Oliver's …

Marketing

Corrected: Facebook AI Bot Scare Debunked

Reports over an AI bot research project were hype.<p><i>Correction: The original version of this column was based on inaccurate reporting and hype that has been debunked. The column inaccurately portrayed the outcome of a Facebook chatbot research project and the company’s reason for ending it. That bots</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Need Some Summer Reading? These Are the 15 Best-Selling Business Books Right Now

These are the books you're likely to spot everyone reading this summer, according to Amazon.<p>The lazy days of summer are here. That means you need some books to fill them with.<p>There are tons of recommendations out there from business icons, other entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, but if you really …

Self-improvement

8 Ways to Earn Full-Time Income From Your Hobby

You can generate full-time income out of your hobby. Here's how.<p>A study in the <i>Annals of Behavioral Medicine</i> found that people who engaged in leisure activities were 34% less stressed and 18% less sad while enjoying their hobbies. Odds are good you don't need to be told that leisure activities are …

Small Business

The Best Way to Feel Younger: 1 Exercise That Will Change Your Body Most, According to Science

One type of workout can make the biggest difference, especially as you get older.<p>Getting old sucks.<p>My joints creak. Both of my shoulders make wonderful little popping noises. I do this groaning thing when try to roll out of bed that I never thought I'd make. (In fact, most of the time I don't even …

Chris Froome

12 Parenting Apps You Didn’t Know You Needed (But You Do)

If you ask a parent about their favorite apps for kids, they are bound to rattle off a handful of apps their kids just can’t live without. And we’re …

21 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

Although in the moment they might seem larger than life, interviewers are people just like you.<p>That means they're susceptible to the same …

6 Best Fictional Art-History Novels for a Beautiful Springtime Escape

We’ve found out exactly where all the best art galleries are and have our book club game on lock. So it only follows that we’re currently craving some serious literary-artsy action between the pages of our next read. Art-history fiction is a super-niche genre that relies on historical fact to bring …

Art

Democracy is dying around the world—and the West has only itself to blame

Unless we act fast, the world may have already reached “peak democracy.”<p>After World War II, there were only a few lonely democracies scattered across the West. This began to change dramatically in the 1980s, when most of Latin America joined that exclusive club. But most crucially, in the 1990s, …

Political Science

Science Says These 11 Body Language Secrets Will Make You More Successful

Not because of the positive effect they have on other people (although they do), but because of the one you'll have on yourself.<p>If you're like me, you don't ever think about how you stand, sit, or move. But we should, because other people instinctively pick up on nonverbal signals we send.<p>And …

Body Language

101 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

How many do you use incorrectly? (If you're like me, more than a handful.)<p>It's embarrassing to admit, but the other day a potential client asked whether I had taken the time to look over his proposal. I responded, "So far, I've only had the time to peruse it. I'll go over it thoroughly tonight and …

Language

Oscars 2017: Who will win, should win, and should have been nominated

The Washington Post’s three film critics have picked who will win the major Oscars, who should win and who should have been nominated:<p><b>PICTURE</b><p>“La La Land”<br>“Moonlight”<br>“Manchester by the Sea”<br>“Arrival”<br>“Fences”<br>“Lion”<br>“Hidden Figures”<br>“Hacksaw Ridge”<br>“Hell or High Water”<p><b>Will win:</b><br>Ann Hornaday: “La La …

Viola Davis

6 Seriously Low-Maintenance Houseplants

A little bit of greenery can do wonders for your home décor: adding some life to a space and brightening a room with color. If you’re worried that …