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The U.S. Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

🚨 This is not a drill. 🚨<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the U.S. Virgin Islands will *pay you* to take a vacation …

How to deliver a remarkable presentation

20 practical steps to delivering presentations that are memorable, and effective<p>I'm lucky. I get paid to speak at events that I used to attend. But it wasn't always that way.<p>Things changed when I decided that I wanted to speak at events back in 2004. I was an ambitious Director of Sales. I knew …

Public Speaking

“The Bachelorette” Happened to Me

It was a Monday night. A casting-director friend had set me up on a date with a girl named Sarah. I was excited—my friend had told me that she was sending a car to pick me up. I figured this must be an expensive place we were going, so I dressed nice. Just before eight o'clock, a limousine pulled …


The Airbnb engineer who negotiated a $250,000 starting-pay package shares his tips on how to land a job interview

Haseeb Qureshi is an Airbnb engineer who drew a lot of attention last month for his blog post explaining how he negotiated a starting-pay package up to $250,000 from $120,000 in a matter of a few weeks.<p>Qureshi has an interesting background— he's a former professional poker player with an English …


6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …


MIT unveils 3D printing with glass breakthrough

The field of 3D printing is still largely the domain of major companies in need of easier prototyping methods and hobbyists.<p>But a new breakthrough …

3D Printing

Listen to Spanish: 50+ Amazing Spanish Listening Resources - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips

Full disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. ?<p>I’ve said before that listening is one of my biggest challenges when learning a language. My …

A woman created a stunning résumé to land her dream tech job — it got her immediate interviews with Airbnb, Uber, and LinkedIn

Mufleh, who recently moved from the Middle East to San Francisco, had been fascinated with travel and culture ever since she worked for Jordan's Queen Rania Al Abdullah between 2006 and 2009.<p>When her direct attempts to get in touch with Airbnb to apply for a job didn't yield any results, she …


Here are the real best things to do in New York City, according to locals

There are thousands of things to do in this massive city — whether it's your first or 15th time visiting.<p>To help narrow down the long to-do list for every trip, we asked locals for insider tips on the truly best things to do in the city.

New York City