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The California Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Independent Contractors

<b>The California Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Independent Contractors</b><p>In the landmark decision of <i>Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles</i>, No. S222732 (Cal. Sup. Ct. Apr. 30, 2018), the California Supreme Court unanimously announced a new test for determining whether a worker is …

Employment

'4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss follows a strict morning routine to maximize productivity — and after a week on his schedule, I can see why it works

Tim Ferriss' morning routine is long. If you're the kind of person who needs to ease into the day (my hand is raised), his schedule is probably for you.<p>Ferriss is the bestselling author of "The 4-Hour Workweek," a podcast host, an entrepreneur, and an investor.<p>I followed Ferriss' routine for a …

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why

Here's the biggest reason people choose unfulfilling careers.<p>Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep …

Study Skills

Cheating and manipulation: Confessions of a gaslighter

<b>Greg, a Canadian lawyer, is 28 but he's already had 11 serious relationships. He says each of those relationships ended with infidelity, on his part, and severe self-doubt on the part of the women. He is a self-confessed "gaslighter".</b><p>"Looking back it's clear that I was gaslighting the women and …

Psychology

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

Amazon was one of the first to release their "best of 2017" list, with the 100 best books of the past year. Each book was hand-selected by Amazon’s …

Books

5 Easy Exercises to Find Your Brand's Voice

It's what every consumer should hear whenever and wherever they encounter your product or service.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Each day, consumers are bombarded with a cacophony of brands. Taglines and slogans shout from TV, radio and the Internet; they vie …

Marketing

The 3 Most Dangerous Work Personalities and How to Deal With Them

UPenn clinical professor of psychiatry Jody Foster explains how to cope with Narcissus, the Venus Flytrap, and the Swindler.<p>Since I don't have a real job, I take special pleasure in reading about how bad having a real job can be. So, of course, I found it impossible to resist Jody Foster's <i>The</i> …

Psychology

Google app update brings a dedicated news feed to your home screen

An update rolling out to the Google app breaks up the feed into two separate sections — one dedicated to news updates, and an "upcoming" section that …

The 10 Best Places to Camp for Free Northern California

It’s hard to think of a more satisfying way to spend a beautiful weekend than camping on one of Northern California’s spectacular array of public …

Seven Contemporary Jazz Guitarists Worth Checking Out

10<p>SHARES<p>Frank Zappa famously proclaimed that “jazz isn’t dead, it just smells funny.”<p>And while that certainly may have been true in the fusion heyday …

IHOP's president reveals the one personality trait that turns him off in a job interview

And there's hardly a better time to find out than on March 8, National Pancake Day, when you can score free flapjacks at IHOP locations across the country.<p>In honor of the holiday, this morning Business Insider sat down with IHOP's president, Darren Rebelez, at an International House of Pancakes in …

First Date Conversation: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About

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Relationships

Aziz Ansari: Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

By aziz ansari<p>My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I …

Relationships

The 16 Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2015

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Entertainment

I Was the Other Woman. Now I'm the Wife.

I wasn't looking to break up a marriage, but that's exactly what happened.<p>It's not my belief that you set out be the other woman. No one, I think, chooses to be thought of as slut, homewrecker, or "other," but then there is a moment that each one of us can recognize as defining. I certainly never …

The 4 Personality Traits Of Engaging Leaders

How well you keep your team engaged is partly a matter of your own personality.<p>Most people think of leadership as a vocation, but it’s really a psychological process–namely, the process of influencing others to put aside their self-serving agendas and cooperate for the common good of a group. …

Employee Engagement

Challenge Your Thinking With These Philosophical Books

Do you tend to read books by authors who think like you do? While scientists have found that any kind of reading can provide beneficial stimulation …

Bosses with this personality type tend to manage the most people

Science suggests there's one personality type that's more likely to manage larger teams.<p>A new report from Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career assessments, shows pronounced differences in managerial responsibility by personality type. Across all personality types, …

The Sex-Starved Relationship

The modern world is wonderful in many ways (dentistry is good, cars are…<p>In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>…

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The Best Movies On Netflix You Haven’t Yet Seen

A Serious Man<p>Directed by: Ethan Coen, 2009<p>A Serious Man is an almost inexplicable and philosophically dark comedy from the Cohen Brothers. Its …

A Survival Guide For Highly Sensitive People, Introverts & Empaths.

We all translate energy.<p>Some of us, however, are far more sensitive to the energy that vibrates outside our personal space than others, which causes …

Google Executive: You Can Win Every Interview With These 6 Steps

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Laszlo Bock originally published this post on LinkedIn. Follow Laszlo on LinkedIn.</i><p>Three unbelievably cool things happened to me …

Employment

100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library | The Art of Manliness

<i>Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay</i><p>There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your …

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

Top 10

How to Play to Your Strengths in a Job Interview: Tips for Every Personality Type

Adultery for adults: Lies, infidelity and the fantasy of cheating

Lies threaten love but can also be essential — sometimes the key is figuring out which truths matter most<p>It was September 2000, and three of us were sitting on the steps of Waggener Hall in the warm Texas sun, arguing about the German philosopher and mathematician Gottlob Frege. I was pretending to …

My lonely phone-sex years: I learned to ask for what I wanted, 35 cents a minute

“It was all there for the ear, an aural smorgasbord of titillation and perversion”<p>My new apartment was a one-bedroom, second-story walkup in Queens, on the border of Astoria and Long Island City, four stops to Manhattan on the N train. It had been trashed pretty badly by the previous occupants, the …

Most People Make One Simple Mistake That Screws Up Their Fitness Goals - Here's How To Avoid It

Shares 0<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p><i>Creating healthy habits — not binge diets or boots camps — is the</i> …