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5 Interview Tips for Introverts to Make a Great Impression

If you're an introvert who feels shyness is a weakness in a job interview, think again. With the right approach, introverts can make an awesome first -- and lasting -- impression in any job interview.<p>If you're an introvert, and you think of the stereotypical job interview -- especially a how-to …

Employment

​Take Your Abs to Hell and Back With This Hollow-Body Workout

These hold variations will forge a rock-hard stomach<p>The hollow hold is a foundational gymnastics exercise that requires more than the superficial strength of traditional crunches. These holds require you to recruit and stabilize your entire core. Core stabilization carries into everyday activities, …

60 Top Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be an Outstanding Leader

Inspiring, motivational quotes to help you become a better leader, a better boss...and maybe even a better person.<p>Being a leader--being the boss--can feel like the hardest job of all. No matter how large your team, no matter how collaborative and engaged your employees, ultimately it's up to …

Motivation

The absolute best way to grill chicken

How many times have you been to a barbecue only to be served sad chicken? What, you may ask, is “sad chicken”?<p>Oh, we think you know.<p>Burnt chicken, dry chicken, chicken with no discernable flavor, chicken that looks alright at first and then turns out to be raw in the middle — ah, that might be the …

Want to Be Happier and Less Stressed? Here Are 6 Strategies to Taking on Any Challenge

According to 75 years of Harvard research, one of the 4 keys of a happy life is to approach challenges as learning experiences. Here's how to do it.<p>No matter who you are or what you've accomplished, life is full of experiences that can pull you underwater so deeply that it feels as if you will …

Happiness

How To Become More Confident And Decrease Depression

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Mansour Ansari.</i><p>Yes. Physique transformation often comes with personality change. The big …

4 Seriously Underrated Ab Exercises

Landmine Squat to 1-Arm Twist and Press<p>“Both the landmine squat and the landmine overhead press require the core muscles to create stability,” says …

Smart Job Seekers Break These Ten Resume-Writing Rules

Everything around us changes so fast we can keep hardly keep up with the day’s news — but the traditional resume format lives on!<p>We can acknowledge the truth. The traditional, stilted, corporate-speak resume format has had its moment.<p>It is hopelessly anachronistic now. If your resume looks and …

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

You can preempt much of your stress with these vital practices.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled …

An Expert Says This Is the Number 1 Way to Work Your Core

Don't waste your time just doing crunches that only work one part of your belly. If you want to look down and see a six-pack, you need to do exercises that challenge your entire core.<p>Kristina Marcussen, a neuromuscular physical therapist who specializes in working with athletes of all ages, has an …

15 sentences your interviewer doesn't want to hear

It's not hard to flub an interview.<p>The nerves that come with sitting across from a hiring manager and opening yourself up for judgment sometimes cause you say the wrong thing at the wrong time.<p>That's understandable. But what phrases <i>really</i> tick off interviewers?<p>Business Insider spoke with several …

4 Easy Fixes That Actually Make Your Resume Stand Out

They will take you less than five minutes.<p>If you're like most job seekers, the thought of sitting down to update your resume can seem pretty darned unpleasant. Anxiety provoking. Full-on dreadful.<p>You get the drift.<p>Part of the reason it feels like this is that you probably assume it's going to take …

Employment

The Job Interview Will Soon Be Dead. Here's What the Top Companies Are Replacing It With

This strategy may quite possibly make the job interview extinct.<p>Most companies rely on the traditional in-person job interview to make hiring decisions. But I'm here to tell you, it doesn't work. In fact, it's a terrible tool.<p>Here's why: <i>81 percent of people lie during the interview</i>. No joke, 81 …

Employment

5 Revealing Questions That Job Seekers Should Ask Their Interviewers

Being an active listener signals to the interviewer that you are a discerning job seeker.<p><i>What questions should a job candidate ask the interviewer? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

Employment

12 TED Talks that will teach you how to have healthy relationships

Regardless of what kind of relationship you want to strengthen, each is fundamentally similar to the next in a number of ways.<p>In all healthy relationships, we are able to listen well, empathize, connect, resolve conflict, and respect others.<p>The following TED Talks are a great refresher course in …

What to Cook This Weekend

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. For those of us who follow recipe trends the way Jim Cantore follows the weather, it’s been a pretty easy week: Our …

Dessert

How Technical People Can Become Soft-Skill Rock Stars

Don't believe the myth about tech people. Even the geekiest engineers can be great with people if they want to.<p>There is a lot of emphasis today on STEM over soft skills. The media tells you that technical abilities, are the key to success in many professions. Many employers downplay soft skills …

Leadership

7 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Success comes to those who look for it, not to those who wait for it.<p>Everyone wants to succeed, but not everyone knows how to succeed.<p>There are many things that will help us go the distance, but few are as empowering and inspiring as a TED Talk.<p>Listening to a TED Talk is a great way to gain …

TED Talks

How to set up and use Kodi on your Android device

<b>Update June 2017:</b> Updated the section on using Kodi with Chromecast.<p>Kodi is a powerful open source media center, which is available across a …

5 mindless and easy ways to save money — without even trying

Do you ever find yourself feeling like there is too much month left without enough money to pay for expenses until your next paycheck comes?<p>Maybe you …

4 small things successful people do to see big results

The gap between average people and and the majority of successful people isn’t that significant. While there are some individuals who are born with …

The 12 Habits of Happy People

Learn the keys to maintaining a bright outlook.<p>Most people have something that gnaws at them at night, a problem or unrealized dream somewhere in their lives that causes them to feel incomplete, dissatisfied, and unhappy. For them, happiness feels unattainable and elusive. However, addressing and …

Happiness

Is It OK to Be a Casual Catfish?

We all pretend to be slightly different versions of ourselves to impress people.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>This article isn't about how to steal someone's photos and make some poor soul from across the country fall in love with you and send you money. It's about how it is …

Alan Watts Reveals the One Mindset That Will Give You an Enormous Advantage in Life

Have you ever heard of Alan Watts? If not, he was a fantastic philosopher who popularized Eastern teachings in the west.<p>Not only was he a great …

3 Things That Will Tank Your Credit Score

I still remember one of the first times I realized how bad my credit score was. I tried to open a credit line at a furniture store so I could buy a couch (my life is pretty exciting), and the salesman came back a few minutes later and politely told me that I wasn't approved.<p>It was a bit …

Ready to start dating again? 15 tips for getting back in the game after divorce

Divorce is one of the most traumatic events we go through, and when we reach the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel," many of us feel that little spring in our step and start to think about dating again.<p>So how can you start off on the right foot when you're just beginning to dip your toes …

Relationships

11 Ways the Most Successful People Differ From Everyone Else

It's all about having the discipline to do the same simple things every day.<p>How a person defines success is a subjective thing, but likely involves some combination of financial independence, loving relationships, a solid education, and a rewarding career. Over the years, I have been fortunate to …

Self-improvement

20 Gmail Hacks Only Savvy Users Know

These tricks and tips will make you a Gmail power user.<p>There’s an endless amount of tricks, tips and extensions that can boost your Gmail game. From undoing a sent email to pre-writing messages to sending money -- Gmail has taken email to the next level.<p>To keep up with all of these tips and tools …

Productivity

This Is What Recruiters Look For On Your LinkedIn Profile

What catches their eye–or pass you by? You might be surprised.<p>When you’re looking for a job, your LinkedIn profile is a 24/7 information resource for the recruiters who are looking for talent. In fact, in the <i>Jobvite 2016 Recruiter Nation Report</i>, 87% of recruiters find LinkedIn most effective when …

Employment

12 Ways to Tell Someone Is Really Intelligent (and Not Just Faking It)

Confidence is too often mistaken for competence. Don't be taken in: Follow these tips.<p>It doesn't take much experience of the world of work to figure out that it's not always the most competent people who rise to the top. Nor is the fact that someone has a strong opinion on a subject a reliable …

Self-improvement