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1 Great Donut Recipe, 5 Amazing Fillings

Homemade donuts are hard to beat. Fill them with luscious cream, fresh fruit jam, or tart citrus curd—and, well, they become fluffy, tender pillows …

Ten Smart Interview Questions -- And Ten Painfully Dumb Ones

Dear Liz,<p>I recently started a new job. I’m a Senior Recruiter with a fantastic firm. In my first week on the job we had a meeting about interview questions. The recruiting staff all agreed that it’s not useful or appropriate to ask candidates the standard old-school interview questions like “What’s …

Employment

11 Underrated Business Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Looking for a new read? Check out these lesser-known books to level-up your leadership game.<p>As entrepreneurs, we are always searching for something to give us an edge over the competition. Whether it is having the best employees, finding the best software programs, taking the best online courses, …

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills | Inc.com

What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature.<p>While great leadership, to an extent, can be personal and subjective to the follower, there are universal principles …

Leadership

How to Figure Out What Your Side Hustle Should Be

A staggering 55 million people — more than 35% of the U.S. workforce — are now freelancers or contractors, and that number is projected to rise to 43% by 2020. About 44 million people report having some kind of side hustle, and of those who do, 36% say they earn more than $500 a month from it. …

The Three Biggest Leadership Mistakes I Made In 2017, And How I'll Fix Them In 2018

For years, I’ve preached the value of self-awareness to anyone who will listen. Whether in your personal or professional life, the ability to confront your strengths and weaknesses head-on is essential for personal growth.<p>Now that we’re starting a new year, it’s a perfect time to take a moment and …

Leadership

The Best Way To Be More Effective In 2018

It’s time for New Year’s Resolutions. I’ll share my big one with you ahead of time:<p>I’m putting down my phone.<p>And if I could give you one tip for getting a competitive advantage in 2018, it would be:<p>Put down your phone.<p>You’ve probably heard it before, but you may not realize how much your smartphone …

Apple Watch

The Key To A Great Future Employee Isn't Their Skillset

Skills are important, but they’re not nearly as important as the environment that surrounds and challenges those skills to grow and develop daily. People are what shape your environment. If I had been surrounded by anybody other than the caliber of teammates I had as a SEAL, I would’ve stopped …

Leadership

How This 27-Year-Old Repaid $73,000 Of Student Loans In 3.5 Years

Logan Marston, an accountant based in Durham, North Carolina, likes numbers.<p>It’s no wonder then why he put his financial knowledge to work, and developed a strategy to repay $73,000 in student loans.<p>Only three-and-a-half years after earning his master’s degree in accounting from James Madison …

Personal Finance

Ten Ways To Reward Your Employees -- For Free

Dear Liz,<p>I’m a big fan of your practical career advice. I just stepped into my first leadership job, but it is a very small step.<p>I was already the senior member of our department by experience and tenure and I have a great relationship with my seven teammates.<p>Our manager left this office to take on …

The Workplace

Why Your Budget Is Failing And How To Fix It

A recent survey by GOBankingRates cited creating and sticking to a budget as one of the top financial New Year’s resolutions for 2017. Yet as I talk to people, many have abandoned their budget. When I recently asked a friend why she ditched her budget, she told me that she just was not good at …

Personal Finance

Marble MacBook case makes laptop a stone-cold knockout

Designers have found a lot of interesting ways to cover your precious laptop, but this might be a new one: a marble MacBook case that gives your device a cool, classic look. This one comes courtesy of Elemnt and rawbkny, the same people who found a way to give you a wooden keyboard, and this is …

Darth Vader

Kanye West: The Life of Pablo

Kanye wrestles with his biggest enemy – himself – on a complex, conflicted masterpiece<p>The world has distracted from Kanye West's creative process – …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Google Calendar Adds Goals To Help You Level Up Your Life

What if your calendar didn’t just keep track of what you do, but found time for you to do the things you actually <i>wanted</i> to do?<p>Google Calendar remains one of my favorite apps. It’s easy to use, checks my Gmail inbox for events to automatically add, and does it all with a gorgeous minimalist styling …

Apps

What Does It Mean To Scale Agile?

When I began learning about Agile software development teams around 2008, the hot topic was whether Agile and Scrum really worked, even at the team level. Today, I don’t hear that question seriously discussed in software dilevelopment circles at all any more. Although there is still obviously a lot …

Project Management

10 Scientifically Proven Tips for Beating Procrastination

Here are ten tips for overcoming that daunting task you’ve been avoiding, based on science:​ ​<p><b>1. Pick Your Poison.</b><p>The key to beating procrastination is focus. We often give ourselves too many things to do and become overwhelmed. Start by choosing just ONE thing that you’ve been procrastinating and …

Procrastination

Are Your Kids Financially Literate? 4 Ways To Teach The Value Of A Dollar

In honor of it being National Financial Literacy Month, I’ve chosen to take a turn from my usual, adult-advice articles and focus on our children. Financial literacy can be learned at any age, but the earlier we start teaching our kids, the better prepared they will be for their adult lives.<p>A …

Personal Finance

This Week In Credit Card News: ATM Card Skimming Up 546%; Facebook Could Totally Alter Card Industry

<i>ATM Card Skimming Incidents Up 546%</i><p>ATM card skimming incidents skyrocketed 546% from 2014 to 2015. That figure comes from financial analytics company FICO and its FICO Card Alert Service software, which is designed to detect fraud resulting from things like debit and credit card skimming. …

Identity Theft

15 Ways To Increase Your Confidence Today

The definition of self-confidence might seem obvious, but Mark D. White, Ph.D., described it powerfully in <i>Psychology Today</i>: “ The best kind of confidence is like a classical virtue: it strikes the ‘golden mean’ between self-doubt and arrogance , allowing a person to embody his or her positive …

Self-improvement

People -- Not Technology -- Are the Most Important Business Upgrades

The most important new development in business technology is not a technology at all—it is an upgraded version of your workforce.<p>In the past, businesses recruited and hired employees based on a relevant skill. The logic made sense: If you want a job done right, hire a person who knows how to do it. …

Innovation

8 Ways Smart People Use Failure To Their Advantage

One of the biggest roadblocks to success is the fear of failure. Fear of failure is worse than failure itself because it condemns you to a life of unrealized potential.<p>A successful response to failure is all in your approach. In a study recently published in the <i>Journal of Experimental Social</i> …

Motivation

The Failure Factor: Learning From Failure

There’s a myth out there that failure is career-ending and that success is achieved without any bumps in the road. But in reality, it’s surviving rock bottom that gives entrepreneurs the experience, confidence and edge that ultimately causes them to thrive.<p>Learn about how failure can help with …

British Columbia

Management Tip: Relationships Matter (Why Wouldn't They?)

I always remember a conversation I had a number of years ago with an HR executive. It was about an observation of hers. The company we both worked for was having some management problems at the time. The usual sorts of things: too little recognition, too much turnover, declining engagement scores, …

Employee Engagement

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Is the Beard Trend Over?

Is the beard dead? If you’re like us, you may be wondering if the vogue for channeling a mountain man has overstayed its welcome<p>By<p>Jacob Gallagher<p>Jacob Gallagher<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jacobwgallagher<p>jacob.gallagher@wsj.com<p><b>FIFTEEN YEARS AGO,</b> Dzenad Bicic’s beard wasn’t just rare, it was …

Men's Fashion

What Children Learned From the Shared Family Phone

With landlines fading, fewer opportunities to learn phone manners, sharing and other grown-up skills<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>“My dad can’t come to the phone right now. May I take a message?” It is an expression we hear less …

Parenting

How to Instantly Free Up Storage Space On Your iPhone | Men's Health

Luckily, some genius on Reddit recently discovered a mind-blowing trick that will open up a ton more storage on your phone. And you don’t have to delete anything.<p>Here’s what to do:<p>1. Go to <b>Settings > General > About</b> to see how much available storage you have.<p>The Editors of Men's Health<p>You’ll see in …