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Classifying Steps with Machine Learnings

<i>For a non-technical introduction to the concept of Machine Learning, please read Making Step Counting Smarter.</i><p>When we first began to explore the idea …

12 Truths We Wish We'd Known When We Were Young

Dear 16-Year-Old Me,<p>Just you wait.<p>Oh how I cringe when I hear those three words.<p>I cringe because what is inferred is this: you don't have a clue, you haven't seen anything yet, all because the life you have led thus far doesn't measure up to what someone else has experienced.<p>Truth is, I don't want …

When You Wear Your Emotions at Work

Well before he had written a word about management, Peter Drucker learned just how high people’s passions can run at the office.<p>It was the early …

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

Control-Alt-Delete? Gates Says Command Was a Mistake

It's a shortcut all Windows users know. A frozen program? Slow performance? The first move is, of course, holding down those three keys -- …

What Our Married Grandmothers Can Teach Us About Being Single

This past weekend, I came home to be with my family and to celebrate my grandmother's birthday. Yesterday, she turned 94!! Happy birthday, Grandma Helen!<p>Dad, Grandma, Sis and me!<p>Getting to spend time with her feels extra precious since I lost my other grandmother (and my namesake), Gena, three …

2008 financial crisis: Could it happen again?

Five years since the great collapse, the U.S. financial system looks healthier — but problems persist.<p>Fear gripped the USA five years ago. As Americans awoke on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, they learned that Lehman Bros. had collapsed in bankruptcy, inflicting billions of new losses on a financial …

5 Tips To Create A Positive First Impression

<i>“I think I blew it with the new vice president,”</i> moaned my coaching client. <i>“I was drowning in paperwork when she walked through our department introducing herself. I was so distracted I could hardly get my own name out of my mouth. On top of that, I was wearing jeans while the VP and just about</i> …

Your Personal Brand Can Lead To Big Business

When people search for products or services, they don’t look at a business website and stop there. They check out the owner as well. And if they like what they see, chances are they’ll like the business too.<p>“They’ll look at your Twitter profile, your LinkedIn page, a blog you’ve written and they’ll …

27 Songs That Always Sound Better At Night

Let's go for a late night drive, shall we?

Seven Questions You Need To Ask To Increase Your Leadership Potential

As a sneak preview for my upcoming book <i>Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact,</i> here are the seven questions I argue leaders — or anyone who wants to communicate powerfully — need to ask themselves in order to stop leaving their …

Who do you think you are? That’s the question posed by fall’s unique and iconoclastic collections—tailor-made for strong women. http://www.vogue.com/magazine/article/identity-politics-fall-collections-that-have-personality/

The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013

The experts agree: anyone can take a course in C++, but it’s not going to land you the job. The most in-demand jobs for the new year might be rooted in the booming computer industry, but it’s not only technical and programming chops that prospective hires should be showcasing.<p>“The most sought-after …

The Supermoon is Coming

Get your cameras ready. On June 23rd the celestial event known as the Supermoon will happen. The sun, Earth and moon will be in alignment, with the …

Supermoon

Tough Advice That Changed My Life For The Better

Have you ever heard the phrase “we’re tough because we care”?<p>That’s the philosophy LearnVest C.E.O. Alexa von Tobel abides by when it comes to personal finance, noting that tough advice can often be great advice.<p>“One of the most valuable pieces of advice that I ever heard was from an investor who …

Just thinking about money can make you more evil, researchers say

Money may not be everything, but it’s probably more than you think. In fact, the effects of moolah on the mind are so strong that money can make you a bad person without realizing it.<p>That’s the conclusion drawn by new research (paywall) from Maryam Kouchaki at Harvard University and Kristin …

Psychology

Stop Staring at Your Facebook Profile: It Could Be Making You Stupid

People used to log onto Facebook to spy on old flames and check out new crushes. Now it seems like they are more interested in gazing at their own …

Belief: What I Learned, As A CEO, From The Day I Was Fired

Although I’ve mentioned him in my book, <i>The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning</i>, I haven’t yet shared with <i>Forbes</i>’ readership that Dr. Stephen R. Covey, who passed away last year, has had a special significance in my life. He was a mentor, a friend, and, at one time, my boss. This is why his teachings are …

20 Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us At Graduation

So we decided to ask our editorial and senior staff here at Business Insider, "What do you wish someone had told you at graduation?"<p>Our colleagues had a lot to say, from how important it is to take care of your finances to not worrying about the first five years after graduation (you read that …

Graduates, Here's What You Need to Know About Dating Post-College

Just graduated college? Oh, the places you'll go! And also: the people you'll date!<p>Dating in the real world is a bit—OK, WAY—different from dating in college. The rules change the moment you hand in the keys to your dorm room. To help you absorb the culture shock, here are the key tips you'll need …

The biggest mistake 60-year-old men make about the economy

I checked, and re-checked, and triple-checked, and I can confirm that it’s not 1979 anymore.<p>Now, that shouldn’t be too surprising—I’m not writing this on an Apple II, after all—but it is to a generation of men (and yes, they are all men) who think stagflation is always and everywhere a looming …

Economics

7 Tips From Entrepreneurs On How To Have A Fearless Career

But fears at work can be particularly debilitating. <i>What if I fail? What if I'm not good enough? What if the ground opens up and swallows my cubicle whole?</i><p>Letting fear get the best of you at your job can keep you from getting the recognition that you deserve—whether it hinders you from nabbing a …