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How does the average American spend their paycheck? See how you compare

How much do people make (and spend)?<p>The average American household's pretax income is nearly $75,000, but not surprisingly, most of this amount gets spent. In fact, when you add up the money that's paid for goods and services or taxes, the average household spends more than 90% of their income.<p>With …

Personal Finance

The 14 most popular programming languages, according to a study of 100,000 developers

It's a good time to learn how to code.<p>The job market is growing and demand for software engineers is increasing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But before you can land a programming job, you need to learn at least one major programming language.<p>Fortunately, Stack Overflow — the go-to …

Satya Nadella

7 Traits of Super-Productive People

Is there someone on your team who seems unusually productive? Someone who gets a huge amount done — without working longer hours?<p>Super-productive people are in every industry. The most productive software developers write nine times more usable code per day than the average developer, according to …

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

To Take Charge of Your Career, Start by Building Your Tribe

Show me a person who sees uncertainty as opportunity, and I’ll show you a person who has mastered the new world of work.<p>A person like Juliet (not her real name), for example, who described a stressful stretch of her career as “disgustingly exciting.”<p>Juliet had left full-time employment in the …

Leadership

In honor of all those “crushing it” in Silicon Valley, here are the mistakes I’ve made as a CEO

Silicon Valley loves to celebrate CEOs who are always talking about winning. In the past year alone, I’ve met with two founders of tech companies who told me they “couldn’t keep up with growth” and had raised over $65 million. But I’ve come to learn that these constant discussions about “crushing …

Texas city drops its bus service in favor of ridesharing vans

Ridesharing companies often dream of changing the face of public transportation, but one of them is going a step further -- it's becoming the only option for public transportation in one community. Arlington, Texas is replacing its bus service with Via's ridesharing platform. Pay $3 per trip ($10 …

Magic Leap’s cheapest headsets will cost as much as a high-end phone, says CEO

Magic Leap is planning multiple editions of its augmented reality glasses for different levels of consumers and professionals, with the cheapest starting at the price of a “higher-end mobile phone to higher-end tablet,” says company president and CEO Rony Abovitz. “I think we’re trying to establish …

Most people stop reading after college and 19 other things no one tells you about growing up

Life. It's a journey of twists and turns, peaks and valleys, mountains to climb and oceans to explore. Good times and bad times. Happy times and sad times. But always, life is a movement forward. No matter where you are on the journey, in some way, you are continuing on — and that's what makes it …

You Don’t Have to Be a Data Scientist to Fill This Must-Have Analytics Role

It’s no secret that organizations have been increasingly turning to advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve decision-making across business processes — from research and design to supply chain and risk management.<p>Along the way, there’s been plenty of literature and executive …

Big Data

How 5G couldchange everything from music to medicine

5G is going to be a really big deal.<p>The lightning quick "next generation" wireless technology is expected to power self-driving cars, virtual reality, smart cities and networked robots.<p>But what else can it do?<p>Ericsson (ERIC) has joined up with researchers from King's College London to dream up …

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A 10-Year Study Says This Is the Quickest Way to Become a CEO (No, It Doesn't Involve Backstabbing)

It doesn't involve going to the best schools, either.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I'm not sure why people want to become CEOs.<p>You never get a moment's rest. You have to deal with so much nonsense.<p>There is, I suppose, the ego …

Business Strategy

15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read

Just got promoted to your first leadership role? Here's what you need to read now.<p>What's social media good for? That might be a hotly debated topic at the moment, but one thing's for sure -- your online friends and followers are certainly a great place to turn if you need book recommendations.<p>Just …

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Surprising Harvard Research Says Giving Negative Feedback to Peers Won't Work (Unless You Do 1 Simple Thing)

Harvard researchers say we've got it all wrong on giving negative feedback to peers. It's useless if you don't do this too.<p>Giving negative feedback to peers can be as stressful and confounding as figuring out how to give feedback to your boss or how to give feedback to a difficult employee.<p>And now …

Peer-to-peer

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations Into Great Ones

The best CEO presenters follow one rule that made Steve Jobs a master showman.<p>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 …

Public Speaking

Want to Be Luckier? Here's How the Founder of McDonald's Said He Increased His Own Good Luck

Ray Kroc passed away 33 years ago, but he still has some inspiring words for you.<p><i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: The Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018.</i><p>This is a story about good luck--and how people who've had a lot of …

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What You Need to Know About The Intel Flaw Everyone's Freaking Out About

Practically every PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphone is affected.<p>Silicon Valley is abuzz about 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' – new ways for hackers to …

This Is the Best Millennial Retention Strategy Ever

This company uses radical candor to retain and engage its workforce, which is 80 percent Millennials.<p>The best Millennial retention strategy ever is...<p>CARE.<p>This is a subtle nod to the 2009 New York Times Bestseller, <i>Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion</i> by Gary Vaynerchuk where …

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Robots show they can foresee their own future

New technology enables a bot to ‘visualize how different behaviors will affect the world around it.’<p>Thinking Ahead<p>Humans have the ability to think about their action before they act. For example, if a person is about to kick a ball, they may wonder where the ball will go and how likely it is …

12 Strengths That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

Though some may have a natural inclination towards leadership, no one is born a perfect leader. It takes time, effort, and often some failures to develop the right strategies and communication style to effectively guide a group of people, and even after years of practice, you’ll always find ways to …

15 ways to make people respect you immediately

There's a difference between being liked and being respected. Ideally, you'll be both.<p>But according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," being respected is at least partly about …

3 Simple Time-Management Tricks to Boost Your Employees' Productivity

To keep your team on track and working productively, follow this 3-step process for identifying and solving their time management issues.<p>As a leader, it's your responsibility to help everyone on your team do more of their best work. This means coaching them to prioritize their work, giving them the …

Time Management

Rise of the robots: There won't be enough work to go around, fmr. Apple CEO says

In 10 to 15 years, robots will be able to write better computer code than even the most skilled coders today, according to former Pepsi president and Apple CEO John Sculley, a development that is representative of the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workforce.<p>“AI is foundational …

Ask Your Co-Workers These 2 Questions and It Will Supercharge Your Career

It may be uncomfortable but it's definitely worth it.<p>How do the people you work with see you? However you answered that question, you're almost certainly wrong. It's surprisingly difficult for most of us to understand how others perceive us--we think we're being inclusive as managers and others see …

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Toxic Employees Can Be Ignored By Co-Workers, But Not By You

Letting bad behavior slide is going to lead to a hostile work environment where no one is successful.<p>Everyone has had that one co-worker who makes everyone's lives harder. They never meet deadlines, or they talk down to their teammates. The work environment becomes so toxic that all employees can …

The Workplace

7 Ways to Show Your Appreciation

People do more for those who appreciate them. You can do good and trigger extra effort from your team.<p>William James, the father of psychology, stated that the most fundamental psychological need is to be appreciated. We all want to feel fully appreciated for our work. The payoff for inspiring …

Employee Engagement

Energy Idea for Mars Yields a Clue for Powering Data Centers

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — As a scientist working for NASA in the 1990s, K. R. Sridhar developed a contraption that could use energy from the sun to transform the elements of the Martian atmosphere into breathable air or propulsion fuel.<p>It passed all its tests, but a planned mission to send it to Mars in …

Want to Be a Great Leader? Follow Satya Nadella's 3 Rules for Extraordinary Success

The best leaders know that they must start the new game before the old game has finished.<p>Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is one of the most transformative leaders on the planet. He understands that success doesn't happen overnight. Rather, you must think long-term, plant seeds for the future and start …

Satya Nadella

The Cheapskate's favorite Cyber Monday deals of 2017

<i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter!</i><p>Today is a busy day, folks, so let's jump …

How to Handle Fear at Work

I recently participated in a leadership retreat with 20 leaders of small to midsize organizations. At some point during the first day, the question …