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A quick way to fix your internet connection and make it faster: Update your router's firmware

Updating the firmware (a process often called "flashing the firmware") can help a router work better and sometimes even repair an annoying bug or add support for faster internet speed. This is especially when a router reset doesn't help.<p>Some routers require you to use a desktop or mobile app to …

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Half of the highest-paying jobs in America now require this skill

If terms like SQL, Python and JavaScript aren’t on your radar, employers may not be interested in hiring you.<p>Roughly half of the jobs in the top …

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6 Golden Rules of Writing Resumes All Job Seekers Must Know

Every recruiter reads a pile of resumes. How could you be so sure that your resume is memorable enough to catch their attention? We heard that …

Caterpillar just put the global economy on watch

The world's largest maker of massive industrial equipment lowered its 2016 earnings forecast on Tuesday, saying it did not expect economic conditions or its key industries to improve.<p>"World economic growth remains subdued and is not sufficient to drive improvement in most of the industries and …

The 10 most valuable career skills you can acquire in your spare time

In other words, they evaluated a ton of different skills that companies look for in their job postings and then evaluated how much higher those jobs paid on average than similar jobs that <i>didn't</i> include those skills.<p>For example, a lab technician job that includes a requirement for the "data …

The Best Leaders Know These 6 Tricks to Being More Approachable

Not being approachable could be your biggest leadership blind spot<p>Approachability is a trait that most people believe they have but few actually do. We know our own good intentions and believe that those shine through for other people to see. We think we're easy to talk to when, in fact, many of us …

8 successful people share their best advice on how to quit a job

It's very easy to do it recklessly and burn bridges on your way out — but that's the worst thing you can possibly do.<p>Luckily, there <i>are</i> smart ways to go about quitting that will allow you to keep your reputation (and "bridges") in tact.<p>Last year, LinkedIn asked the top minds in business to share …

Self-improvement

8 Blow Job Sex Positions That Do It for You Too

Here's how to get an O from a BJ.<p>Giving a blow job can be a hugely sexy experience. Feeling someone get turned on and watching them get closer and closer to losing it is a powerful and, for lack of a better word, heady experience. However, plenty among us are <i>not</i> that into BJs, which is also …

Seven Minnesota firms make IndustryWeek's 50 Best Manufacturers List

Not too shabby.<p>Seven public Minnesota companies joined Apple in gracing IndustryWeek's 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers list, according to the publication …

Healing horses to move to a home of their own near Greenfield

Every Wednesday, 4-year-old Ellie Soderberg attends an occupational therapy session. She puts on a small purple helmet, swings her leg over the back …

The Ultimate Job Seeker's Guide to LinkedIn

As of June 2016, the unemployment rate sits at 4.9% — roughly where it was ten years ago today. But in the decade since, much has changed. The Great …

The oil industry is facing a massive shortage of workers

While that notion was always a bit simplistic, one reason that U.S. shale production won't necessarily spring into action in short order is because the people and equipment that were sidelined over the past two years can't come back at a moment's notice.<p>Oilfield service companies have gutted their …

Don’t quit your job if you work in 1 of these 5 industries

If you want to find a better job, you’ll have far better luck in some industries than others.<p>Despite the fact that the unemployment rate is now below …

Mackay: Get to the root of your problems

Outswimming<p>the sharks |<p>HARVEY MACKAY<p>A rancher left 17 horses in his will for his three children.<p>The will stated that the eldest child should get half …

The 7 best websites for landing a freelance gig with skills you already have

By 2020, that number is expected to shoot to roughly 60 million, or more than 40% of our nation's workforce.<p>The rise of the freelance economy is palpable.<p>Coffee shops and coworking spaces abound with freelancers plugging away on their laptops, and office spaces are increasingly empty as the best …

An FBI hostage negotiator reveals the secret to demanding the raise you deserve

In my years as the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator, I learned an important fundamental lesson: Hostage negotiation is often nothing …

6 Ways To Check That Your Career Skills Are Still Competitive

Are your job skills up to par? Here are six ways to find out.<p>In the day-to-day rush to get everything done at work, one important task can easily fall by the wayside: Keeping up on your own skill development.<p>It’s easy to fall into a rut and overlook or ignore new and emerging skills you’ll need to …

Less than 40% of millennials negotiate their salary — this is everything you need to know going into a negotiation

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>Daniel Goodman/Business Insider Talking about money is always uncomfortable. Whether you've been offered a new position or are up for a …

Grading the 7-year-old U.S. recovery on its birthday

You’ve come a long way, baby. But you still have a ways to go.<p>The economy has completed seven full years of recovery since the end of the Great …

These Are the Best Companies in the World at Attracting Talent, According to LinkedIn | Inc.com

If you could work for any company in the world, which one would it be?<p>Yesterday, LinkedIn (who you may have heard was recently acquired by Microsoft) released its first ever list of "Top Attractors". According to a post by LinkedIn executive editor Daniel Roth, these are the companies who are …

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The 9 Things Your Online Professional Profile Must Have

This is what you need to get noticed<p>It’s not enough to have just a resume anymore; if you’re serious about your job search or your career, you need …

For nonfarming heirs who keep land in the family, managers can be an answer

Dave Butler doesn’t have a clue how to farm, and he has never lived on a farm. But his parents and grandparents owned a large farm west of …

How to Prepare Your Social Media for a Job Search

So you have decided that you need a change, whether you're fed up with your current job, want to change careers or you are looking for a new challenge. Most people think of the first step in this adventure as writing your CV, but I would say "don't get ahead of yourself." What we often forget is …

5 Ways To Know It's Time To Quit Your Job

If the sound of your alarm clock sets you into snooze mode…and you really don’t care that it’s after 9 am and you’re still in bed take a minute and ask yourself why. Maybe it’s because you’re not a morning person, maybe it’s because everyone can use an extra 15 minutes of sleep or maybe it’s …

A nation of Peter Pans: We have created a country filled with perpetual children

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, men and women between the ages of 18 and 34 are now more likely to be living with their parents than living on their own or in any other living situation [such as sharing an apartment].<p>This is the first time in American history that young …

A four-legged 'human': The valuable lesson I learned from my dog

My grandfather always told me if you had two or three “true” friends in a lifetime you were a lucky man. His words were strange and unbelievable, at least to a high school boy who was fairly popular, played basketball and was known all over school. That was until I got older and noticed my …

Tax receipts on farm machinery fall in agriculture slowdown

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's sales tax collections on farm equipment have fallen from record highs in recent years as profits in the …