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10 Lies We Need to Stop Telling Ourselves

For too many of us, we want to be the "rock"; we don't want anyone to think we have any weakness. This means we keep our problems and struggles to ourselves, we even keep them from those we love.<p>We want to be strong, but at the end of the day we're human. We go through highs and lows, and struggle …

Self-help

How To Crush Procrastination, Instantly

There is perhaps no greater day-killer than the dreaded scourge of procrastination. Once it sets in, that's it: You're trapped in a fog of avoidance …

4 Ways To Get Your Employees To Trust You

According to an American Psychological Association study from April, there's a 50% chance that your employees don't consider you "open and upfront" with them.<p>To build trust with your employees, says author and communications consultant John Stoker in his book "Overcoming Fake Talk," you need to …

Employment

Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, and How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

<b>Werner Herzog</b> is celebrated as one of the most influential and innovative filmmakers of our time, but his ascent to acclaim was far from a straight trajectory from privilege to power. Abandoned by his father at an early age, Herzog survived a WWII bombing that demolished the house next door to his …

Brilliant Management Advice From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder

Companies welcome new hires into their "family," with the caveat that they can be fired at any time for any reason.<p>Employees profess loyalty but leave the minute a competitor offers a better job offer.<p>This dishonest relationship, argues LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman, is causing companies to lose …

The Workplace

Cocktail recipes for hot summer days

Spritzes, long drinks that aren’t too high in alcohol, are perfect for sultry July days. Here are some delightful recipes to put fizz into summer servings<p>This summer is all about the spritz. Long drinks that aren’t too high in alcohol, and that have a few gentle bubbles to tickle the taste buds, …

North London

13 Tricks For Falling Asleep Faster

But knowing that sleep is necessary, and the science behind why, just makes the feeling of lying awake at 3 a.m. worse.<p>To help the night owls among us get some rest, we gathered the best practices from sleep science. The experts call it "sleep hygiene." Here's a crash course.<p>Do the same relaxing …

Sleep

7 Hard Lessons Everyone Needs To Learn About Success

But the truth is that life is a whole lot more complicated than that.<p>Taking a well-tread path to success doesn't mean you'll have an amazing career, and even if you're lucky enough to have one, it doesn't guarantee you'll be happy.<p>On Quora, users addressed the question: "What is the most difficult …

Self-improvement

3 Ways To Spot A Terrible Boss In A Job Interview

"A boss can literally make or break your career," says Abhilash Mishra, a senior marketing associate at CresTech Software Systems, in a recent LinkedIn post<i>.</i> "A great boss can make you feel engaged and empowered at work, will keep you out of unnecessary office politics, and can identify and grow …

Employment

Richard Branson's 5 Secrets To Starting A Successful Business

Today, Branson is worth $5.1 billion and is chairman of the Virgin Group, which consists of more than 400 companies around the world.<p>Eight of those companies bring in over a billion dollars in revenue annually.<p>Over the past 40 years, Branson has learned the ins and outs of business through trial …

Entrepreneurship

Why The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Is Misleading, Inaccurate, And Unscientific

It's taken by more than 2.5 million people a year. A full 89 of the Fortune 100 companies use it.<p>The test promises to tell you which of the 16 personality "types" yours most resembles, slotted along a range of behavioral binaries. As a refresher, they are:<p>• <b>E</b> xtraverted or <b>I</b> ntroverted<p>• <b>S</b> ensing or I <b>n</b> …

Psychology

58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do

In fact, we are prone to hundreds of proven biases that cause us to think and act irrationally, and even thinking we're rational despite evidence of irrationality in others is known as blind spot bias.<p>The study of how often human beings do irrational things was enough for psychologists Daniel …

Psychology

5 Unconventional Strategies One Exec Uses In All Job Interviews

"Though I trust the HR team is passing on only bright, creative, and motivated people, it's important for me to stay involved in the hiring process," Shai tells Business Insider. "Our employees are the driving force of our company, and I want to be sure that the people we add to the mix will fit …

Employment

11 Traits All Successful Leaders Share

Carnegie liked Hill so much that he decided to share his core values and strategies, which launched Hill's career as a pioneer of the self-help genre.<p>His 1937 book "Think and Grow Rich" went on to become one of the bestselling books of all time. Hill based his insights on the lives of legendary …

Self-improvement

7 Memory Skills That Will Make You Smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues ... If you're good at …

Learning

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

5 Successful CEOs Share Their Best Advice For Small-Business Owners

It's no small task. To learn the secrets of those who've done it successfully, we asked five of the leaders that were named to Glassdoor's list of the "25 Highest Rated CEOs at Small and Mid-Sized Companies" to share their best advice for small-business owners.<p>Scroll down for their responses.

Small Business

11 Things You Should Never Say At Work

In the new book "Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success," Sylvia Ann Hewlett says three things signal whether a professional is leadership material: how they act, how they look, and how they speak.<p>Speaking eloquently not only improves your daily communications, it builds up …

Self-help

Barbara Corcoran Explains The Difference Between Salespeople Making $40,000 And Those Making $8 Million

Barbara Corcoran built her fortune in real estate. Here, she tells us what makes a great salesperson.<p>The "Shark Tank" investor also reveals what her pitch would have been if she were seeking financing on the hit show.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser. Originally published in November 2013.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> …

Real Estate

35 Etiquette Tips For Doing Business Around The World

Picking up a sandwich with your hands during a business lunch in New York wouldn't be a big deal. But in Rio de Janeiro, it could signify considerable disrespect.<p>That's because what's considered "proper etiquette" or "good manners" varies greatly from country to country — and as a professional …

Rio De Janeiro

​​How To Work 80-Hour Weeks And Not Burn Out​

In a recent Quora thread, "How do people work 80-100 hours a week and not get burnt out?", users shared their best tips for balancing a hectic workweek with the rest of their lives.<p>We pulled out some the best and highlighted them below:<p><b>Understand your priorities.</b> If you make the decision to spend …

Productivity

Firstborn Daughters Are The Most Ambitious Children, Research Finds

Each is a firstborn daughter.<p>That pattern of ambition and birth order is validated in a new British study, which found that firstborn daughters are the most likely to achieve academic success.<p>Feifei Bu at the University of Essex investigated 3,552 people organized into 1,503 sibling groups from the …

Parenting

11 Interview Questions Hiring Managers Ask To Test Your Personality

"In fact, if they find a candidate who has less experience than their competition, but has stronger growth potential and seems to be a better cultural fit, the employer may feel encouraged to hire that person," says Edward Fleischman, chief executive officer of Execu Search, a full-service …

Employment

3 Mistakes Successful People Don't Make

Falling into these traps can put "roadblocks on your path to success," he explains.<p>In Marr's observation of successful people, he has noticed a few mistakes that they tend to avoid. Here are three of them:<p>In the words of Jack Kerouac, "Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends …

Self-improvement

16 Easy Ways To Improve Your Focus

That's less than a goldfish.<p>But we can improve our powers of concentration by, for example, finding clever ways to eliminate distractions, hacking our workflows, or working on our mindsets.<p>To that end, here are a few takeaways from recent Quora threads that tackled attention.<p><b>1. Invest in your …

Productivity

2 Reasons Smart People Don't Get Hired

Seems illogical, right?<p>Well, according to an article Ewing once read, smart people are actually more apt to incorrectly trust their gut instincts when making decisions; they typically make more mistakes of reasoning than the rest of us; and, they tend to see bias more easily in others than in …

Employment

Interview: Angel Haze, the rapper fighting rape culture

The rapper Angel Haze is causing a stir with her music on both sides of the Atlantic. Wait until you hear her back story…<p>Someone gasps a few inches from my ear. “She’s going to do <b>Cleaning Out My Closet</b>,” whispers the girl next to me. Just a minute ago the concert crowd was dancing to hip-hop so …

Moroccan Lamb Tagine Soup

<i>Take your senses on a culinary adventure with this recipe for Moroccan Lamb Tagine Soup. The North African earthenware pot is designed for</i> …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert