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16 Lists to Make to Jump-Start Your Career in 2016

If you want to get a headstart on your New Year's resolutions, it's time to get organized.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>There's nothing I love more than a good list, especially at the end of the year, when …

Productivity

Should You Get an IUD? 5 Stories from Real Women to Help You Decide

Don't knock it until you've (heard from someone who has) tried it.<p>Ah, birth control. One of those things that is oh-so-necessary but can be *such* a pain in the uterus. (Literally.) If we're being completely honest with ourselves, it's something we'd rather not think about—Pregnancy Prevention …

Women's Health

7 Psychological Traps That Can Undermine Your Success

<b>By Shana Lebowitz</b><p>There are plenty of external factors that can hold you back from success at work — from a dismal economy to backstabbing coworkers.<p>But when it comes to professional achievement, you can easily be your own worst enemy. By keeping quiet in meetings when you've got a different opinion …

How the CIA ran a ‘billion dollar spy’ in Moscow

The spy had vanished.<p>He was the most successful and valued agent the United States had run inside the Soviet Union in two decades. His documents and drawings had unlocked the secrets of Soviet radars and weapons research years into the future. He had smuggled circuit boards and blueprints out of …

Russia

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Self-improvement

The Top Business Podcasts You Need to Be Listening To

Uncover seven brilliant business podcasts that will teach you how to strategize, lead, and grow your business.

Podcasting

How to Uncover the Talents Only You Can Offer the World

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

Peter Walsh

How to Make Your Mark When You Enter A Team

For most of us, working on projects and deliverables by ourselves is becoming increasingly scarce. We are constantly joining existing teams, forming new ones or otherwise meeting in groups. In fact, studies of managers and knowledge workers reveal that they spend between 25%-80% of their time in …

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

What Could Go Wrong With Your Bath's Best Linens?

Even high-quality towels can need extra care. Here's what to do.<p><b>They Smell Musty</b><p>No one likes a stinky towel, especially after you've just taken a nice hot shower. If your clean towels have a lingering odor, try washing them using the hottest water the towels can tolerate along with 1 to 2 cups of …

Sandpaper

15 Things You Should Never EVER Have In Your Home After 30

You're an adult now and it's time to decorate like one. We tapped some of our favorite designers to tell us what you should absolutely get rid of once you turn thirty (if not sooner!!)<p><b>1. A Futon.</b> "Futons are le worst! The older you get the squishier your bed should be," says designer, potter and …

Home Decorating

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

7 career mistakes holding you back

At some point in your career, you’re likely to feel like you’re in a rut. Maybe you took a job for the money thinking that it’s temporary and five …

How Do I Find The Motivation To Get To The Next Stage Of My Career?

Leadership coach Lolly Daskal and Psychologist Art Markman answer our first reader question.<p>The office can be an overwhelming and tricky landscape. To help you navigate the often uncertain terrain of work-life, we’ve tapped a panel of experts to answer your trickiest questions. In this new weekly …

Career Advice I'm Glad I Never Took

I love my job, even on the tough days. For that I stay immensely grateful, especially since my work as a coach involves bearing witness to the unhappiness so many people feel in their chosen careers. In fact, studies show that about half the world’s workers are unhappy in their positions, with …

How to Write a Professional Bio For Your Social Media Profiles

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Talking about yourself is hard. Doing it in 160 characters or less is even harder.<p>That’s probably why so many of us end up stressed about crafting the perfect professional bio for Twitter – or LinkedIn, Facebook or other social networks.<p>It has to set …

How to Keep a Job Search Discreet

Looking for a job while you already have one can be stressful, especially in the age of social media when privacy is scarce. You don’t want to rock the boat at your current company but you want to find the next great opportunity. Should you tell your boss you’re looking? How do you handle …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

Smoothies

Mojito Smoothie Recipe - Lime and Mint

This refreshing Mojito Smoothie Recipe is full of fresh lime and mint. All of the great flavor of a mojito cocktail without all of that pesky sugar …

Why It's So Damaging To Tell Women They Can't Have It All (And Why I'm So Tired Of Hearing It)

The latest trend in women’s leadership circles today is telling women they can’t have it all (at the same time), and they should stop trying. So many top female political and corporate leaders in a wide range of industries and arenas have been quoted in the past few years as saying “You can’t have …

45 Things You Might Have on Your Resume (That Need to Be Removed)

You put so much thought into what should go on your resume—from your best, most impressive accomplishments down to the perfect, classy-but-modern …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

The Energy Bus

• <b>Author:</b> Jon Gordon & Ken Blanchard<p><i>The Energy Bus</i>, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at …

Energy

British Girl Who Died of Cancer Leaves Secret Note Behind Mirror for Grieving Family

On May 28, 13-year-old British schoolgirl Athena Orchard tragically lost her battle with the bone cancer osteosarcoma, which had affected her spine, …

Relationships

Dr. Phil: The One Thing You Need to Be Successful

I think one of the biggest reasons people are ineffective or unsuccessful is that they never clearly declare what they want. It sounds so simple, but …

Success