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19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Employment

7 Color Palettes To Try From Interior Designer Tricia Guild’s Chic Paint Book

Here’s how to hit the right mix of color, pattern, fabric, and texture in your home.<p>There is no reason to fear adding a bit of color to your home. Especially when you're armed with the help of <i>Paint Box</i>, a guide to choosing colors, textures, and patterns by best selling author and interior designer …

Wall-Mounted Furniture Is the Secret to Keeping a Small Room Uncluttered

Bonus: Lots of it will fold away when not in use<p>Designed to look as if it's floating above your floor, wall-mounted furniture really is a lifesaver when it comes to curbing visual clutter. That bit of negative space is doing your jam-packed room a solid! And there's also the space-saving aspect, to …

Furniture

Places You Should Visit in 2018 Before They Get Too Popular

For every primo travel destination, there’s a sweet spot to find it. Visit too soon -- say, before the airlines start offering half-decent service …

This is why Keira Knightley is right about rape scenes in Hollywood

Keira Knightley has made an astute point about Hollywood rape culture – at just the right time.<p>The actor told <i>Variety</i> “I don’t really do films set in …

Me Too movement

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement

6 scientists reveal the nutritional supplements they use every day

Supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry.<p>But, unlike pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of these products don't have to prove that their products are effective, only that they are safe— and that's for new supplements only.<p>We wanted to know which supplements are worth our attention (and …

Wellness

5 Things Decorators Never Spend Money On (and 3 Things They Splurge On)

When it comes to decorating an entire home, the cost of furniture, rugs, dishes, and throw pillows can quickly add up. But if you try to save some …

27 genius under-$100 ideas for an instant home upgrade

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Ask Alexa or Google Assistant to turn your lights on and bring new color to your room. Philips Hue Facebook<p>We're all for the "new year, …

Home Depot

50 Incredible Living Rooms to Inspire Your 2018 Makeover

Even if you're working with a tiny space, a well-devised living area sets the tone for the rest of your place. And as there's no shortage of …

Home Decorating

The best under-$100 home products you can buy from this unexpected store

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Urban Outfitters<p>If you're like us, you might've thought you left your days shopping at Urban Outfitters behind in college. Unexpectedly …

Decorations

Rich people choose their friends differently than the rest of us

Who you associate with on a regular basis determines the circumstances of your life.<p>In my extensive research for my book <i>Change Your Habits Change</i> …

Self-improvement

The 19 Most Incredible Small Spaces on Pinterest

Big ideas for small spaces—no matter how tiny.<p>These days, folks can’t get enough of the tiny home trend. Homeowners are getting more creative—and …

Country Lifestyle

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations into Great Ones | Inc.com

Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully choreographed. If I sound like I'm describing a Broadway show, you're right. A Steve Jobs …

Living Rooms

Manage Your Attention Instead of Your Time

“I’m too busy!” “I don’t have enough time!” “If only there were more hours of the day.” It’s weird how feeling overwhelmed and busy rarely coincides …

Time Management

James Franco Called Out Over Golden Globes Win By Actress Ally Sheedy With #MeToo

The ‘Breakfast Club’ star appeared to accuse the Globes of #MeToo hypocrisy for awarding Franco with Best Actor in a Musical-Comedy for ‘The Disaster …

Golden Globes

Women Say a Rigged System Allows Wall Street to Hide Its Sexual-Harassment Problem

In 1996, twenty-three female brokers sued Smith Barney for sexual harassment and pay discrimination in what became known as the “Boom-Boom Room” case. Nearly two thousand women nationwide joined the lawsuit after it was granted class-action status and, in the end, Smith Barney paid the women a …

Wall Street

27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

10 Unexpected Things You Haven't Thought to Frame as Art

(Image credit: Cup of Jo)<p>Creating gallery walls or clustering posters together always packs a punch, but what if you're tired of doing the same-old, …

Framing

Drop Everything and Buy a $383 Round-trip Flight to Italy or Greece (Video)

Celebrate a new year of travel by booking a cheap flight to Italy or Greece this winter. Flights are on sale starting at $383 round-trip.<p><i>Thrifty</i> …

Flying

11 Genius Productivity Tips You Haven't Tried

There are 24 hours in a day and you want to make the most of them. If you've fallen into a productivity rut, don't be afraid to try something new. …

Productivity

The 9 Best Leadership Books to Buy in 2018

The 9 Best Leadership Books to Buy in 2018<p>Our favorite books will help you become a better leader<p>Updated February 04, 2018<p>Alexander the Great once …

Books

Bill Gates: Every American Who Lives a Comfortable Life Should Read This Book | Inc.com

How was your holiday season? If it was filled with love, plenty, and relaxation, congrats! I hope you enjoyed it to the fullest. But now that you're back to work and settling into 2018, Bill Gates has a book recommendation for you that will remind you just how many of your fellow Americans aren't …

Bill Gates

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Tim Ferriss

She Went From Taking Notes for Tony Robbins To Building a 7 Figure Business. Here's How She Did It. | Inc.com

She was just there to take notes.<p>A few years later, however, Amy Porterfield had built an online following of more than 250,000 entrepreneurs and created a 7 figure business for herself.<p>Porterfield, best known for her top-ranked "Online Marketing Made Easy" Podcast and an array of online courses, …

Marketing

Men, It’s Your Obligation to Speak Up About Sexual Harassment

A key piece is missing from the national discussion about sexual harassment.<p>The media’s spotlight on this terrible epidemic is welcome news for …

3 Secrets for Booking a Flight, According to a Pilot

Last week, Chris Manno released “A Pilot’s Guide for Fearful Flyers,” a book wherein he shares his tips for flying, accrued over more than 30 years …

Flying

Not Just for Walls: Renter-Friendly Ways to Use Wallpaper

(Image credit: Julia Hoersch)<p>Maybe you've been eyeballing a roll of Pottok Prints wallpaper but can't fathom spending hundreds, if not thousands, of …

Living Rooms

How To Take Plain Store-Bought Curtains to the Next Level

I'm a firm believer that a window without draperies is a missed decorating opportunity (that is, unless you have beautiful windows that would be …

Sewing

I asked a series of execs how they spend the weekend — and the same phrase kept coming up

It won't come as a surprise to many readers that, of all the New York City-based execs I interviewed recently, most said they work on the weekends.<p>It didn't come as a surprise to me — these are busy people; their companies are growing; the business world doesn't stop just because they'd rather …

Time Management