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What interviewers really want to hear when they ask 'Why do you want to work here?'

"So why do you want to work here?"<p>Eventually this question comes up in every interview. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have been and I continue to ask this question all the time.<p>I have learned there is a limited set of answers applicants give in response to this question and one particular …

Employment

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

A professional career coach shares 12 affordable online courses that'll help you advance your career

<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>Whether you're a college senior starting to look into your post-grad prospects or a working professional with years of experience under …

Employment

The Stretchy Pants That InStyle's Editors Can't Stop Wearing

There's nothing like a pair of pants with some good stretch. You know the ones that feel like you aren't wearing anything, but they somehow manage to …

Trump Asks Pocahontas Descendant if His Warren Joke is Offensive. Her Answer Is Surprising

President Donald Trump has earned criticism recently for reviving one of his 2016 campaign lines — referring to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as …

Justin Timberlake finally reveals the startling inspiration behind 'SexyBack'

You may have been under the impression that you knew exactly what Justin Timberlake's 2006 hit song "SexyBack" was about, but unfortunately you'd be …

6 jobs where workers get a flexible schedule — and easily make $100,000

The 9 to 5 is dying. Long live making your own hours.<p>Flexibility pays.<p>Increasingly, employees want to be able to choose the hours they work. “After …

7 smart money moves to make before 2018 — to end up richer in the new year

Stressing about money as you make your holiday gift list — and shell out hundreds of dollars for holiday travel? While it’s easy to overspend in …

I've been coaching execs for 25 years, and the same 6 habits keep coming up in the best leaders

Over the past 25 years, I've coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg's, Monsanto, SoCalGas, Newark City Government, The United Way, IBM, and AT&T. I've been in board rooms with people fretting about decreases in market share, swirling about regulatory …

Leadership

The best thing you can put on your resume isn't a job, skill, or degree

The resume is dead.<p>I've been saying this for a while now, and usually my perspective is rooted in this belief that having a personal brand is far more valuable than a sheet of paper that says where you went to college and what other jobs you've previously held.<p>But ever since I started my own …

Employment

How to Stay Focused If You’re Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once

Few people today have the luxury of working on a single project at a time; most of us are juggling the demands of many teams at once. In theory, this system of “multiteaming” offers a number of upsides: You can deploy your expertise exactly where and when it’s most needed, share your knowledge …

North Korea working on advanced version of missile that could reach US, source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea is working on an advanced version of its existing KN-20 intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially reach the United States, less than six months after it launched its first ICBM, a US official tells CNN.<p>This newly assessed ICBM is just one part of an accelerated …

North Korea

Having an Office BFF Is the "Number One" Predictor of Workplace Satisfaction

Think about the last job that made you dread waking up and clocking in every day—it's highly likely that there was more than one factor influencing …

Happiness

The Manager’s Guide to Transparency in the Workplace

Valuing transparency in an organization is nothing new, but thanks to a radical restructuring of the work environment, the nature of the modern …

Employee Engagement
Employee Engagement

The Modern Leadership Philosophy That Creates a Culture of Commitment

When employees feel respected by their company, extraordinary things can be accomplished.<p><i>By Andrew Fayad, CEO of eLearning Mind.</i><p>When my company hires a new employee, we expect nothing less than a "ride or die" commitment. Yes, even in the millennial age of two-year job cycles.<p>That's because we're …

Leadership

What the happiest countries on Earth can teach Americans

Americans may have the documented right to pursue happiness, but that doesn’t mean we’re actually happy.<p>For his new book, “The Blue Zones of …

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

<b>You’ll Need:</b><p>1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese.<br>1 ½ cups of butter.<br>3 cups of white sugar.<br>6 eggs.<br>3 cups of all purpose flour.<br>1 tsp of vanilla</b> …

My Personal Battle With Anxiety And Confidence

I wanted to share with you my <b>personal battle with anxiety and confidence, something I know that affects many of us</b> and how I have tackled it head on …

Motivation

Git: Everything the pros need to know

Git is an easy to use open source tool for team collaboration, though developers primarily use it to manage source code. Get details about this Linus …

How to Make Sure Your Employees Never Complain About You as a Boss

Everyone knows that great bosses make happy employees. The challenge is how to find or make your bosses great.<p>Everyone loves to complain about their boss, and a classic Gallup study found that 50 percent of current employees have left at least one job in their career to get away from a bad …

Peter Drucker

How Do Leaders Succeed Despite Tricky Workplace Politics?

Office politics can be a difficult topic for many people. Around 47% of recently surveyed employees felt that office politics distracted them from workplace productivity. It is easy to advise people to completely steer clear of all workplace politics and just say that you will let your manager …

Leadership

This Tattoo Artist Completely Disguises Stretch Marks With Skin-Colored Ink

The problem with stretch marks (a.k.a. tiger stripes, a.k.a. striae) is that no matter what color they are, they’re still scars. When collagen and elastin fibers tear during puberty, weight gain, or pregnancy, the skin’s color and texture is permanently damaged. Stretch marks usually fade from red …

5 Exercises That Help You Fall Asleep, Even When Stress Is Trying To Keep You Awake

Stress is literally the worst. Thing. Ever. And when it interferes with your sleep schedule? Oh, <i>hell</i> no — that is simply something I cannot, and will …

'How Should I Answer: What Is Your Greatest Weakness?' There's Really Only 1 Way

When it comes to this age-old interview question, don't hate the player or the game. Instead, do this.<p>It's the question millions of job applicants hear on a daily basis:<p>If you're like most people, you hate this question. Maybe you feel it's completely lame, and so is the interviewer for even going …

Emotional Intelligence

The internet is roasting Donald Trump Jr. after he tried to teach his daughter a lesson on socialism with her Halloween candy

Donald Trump Jr. used Twitter on Halloween to let the internet know he was teaching his 3-year-old daughter a lesson on socialism.<p>Trump wrote that he was "going to take half of Chloe's candy tonight" and "give it to some kid who sat at home."<p>"It's never too early to teach her about socialism," he …

Dark Web

Microsoft C.E.O. Says Tech’s Progress on Gender Equality Is ‘Not Sufficient’

More women are working in Silicon Valley, showing the tech industry has made progress that is “good, but not sufficient,” Satya Nadella, the chief executive of Microsoft, said Tuesday.<p>“We always had equal pay for equal work, but it’s more about equal opportunity for equal work,” Mr. Nadella said at …

Innovation

Five Foods to avoid to clear up your skin

How I cleared up my skin by avoiding these 5 foods<p>The road to clearer skin is not paved with fries and milkshakes.<p>September 26, 2017<p>Before I found …

Where does fat go when we lose it? The answer will blow your mind

This may seem like a silly question, but it's one we've all pondered at least a few times along our weight-loss journeys. Where does the fat go when …