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Avoid These 4 Mistakes During a Job Interview

A job interview is your chance to make a killer first impression and prove to the hiring manager that you’re the best person for the job.<p>But …

Employment

Your personality can affect your productivity—and salary

Why do some people earn more than others? Research backs up the idea that workers with higher educational levels and more experience have higher salaries. And economists would typically explain higher salaries with the argument that these workers are more productive.<p>But there’s more to it than …

Psychology

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

Deutsche Bank asks what you'd think of the Heinz-Kraft merger if Gordon Gekko, not Warren Buffett, did the deal

Deutsche Bank just sort of kind of compared Warren Buffett to Gordon Gekko.<p>Gekko, played by Michael Douglas in the 1987 film "Wall Street," …

Investing

Thomas Cook stake sold to China conglomerate

A Chinese investor has bought a 5% stake in British holiday group Thomas Cook for £92m as part of a broader expansion into Europe’s tourism sector.<p>Fosun International plans to double its initial investment in the package holiday specialist to 10% “over time”, Thomas Cook said in a statement.<p>Last …

Nvidia to launch Shield games console to rival PlayStation and Apple TV

Veteran PC graphics manufacturer promises video-on-demand streaming at 4K resolution and access to the Android app store<p>Nvidia, a major manufacturer of PC graphics technologies, will enter the home console market this summer with the launch of its Android-based entertainment system, Shield.<p>Part …

Take a tour of the phones at Mobile World Congress 2015

Thousands of people are gathering in Barcelona this week to see the latest and greatest phones from the biggest names in the industry. From Samsung's hottest new devices to phones built for emerging markets, this show has it all. We're rounding up all of the phones from the show, from flagship to …

Lenovo Vibe Shot 16 MP Camera-Centric Android Phone

At the recent Mobile World Congress, Chinese company Lenovo unveiled its semi-affordable,<p>At the recent Mobile World Congress, Chinese company Lenovo unveiled its semi-affordable, camera-centric Android phone — the Vibe Shot. The cost-effective smartphone comes equipped with a 16 megapixel BSI …

ISIS Could Cost Italy Billions In Libyan Oil Profits

Historically, Italy and Libya have had a cozy relationship, but as Libya unravels under the threat of ISIS, their bond with Italy is unraveling too. …

The Secret Formula that Will Set You Apart in a Salary Negotiation

Use this one sentence to prove your worth, says Jim Hopkinson of SalaryTutor.com.<p><i>This is the sixth in a series of six posts on salary negotiation</i> …

Employment

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I've learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Language Learning

10 Signs You Are Addicted To Failure

If you’re searching for <i>the secrets to success</i>, they aren’t hard to find. There are thousands of books, seminars, podcasts, articles, interviews, …

Self-improvement

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

How To Develop an Allergy to Average

There are many ways to define success. Entrepreneurs and business people spend years focusing on that often ever-elusive goal, continually searching …

Motivation

Here's How Much It Costs To Go Out On A Cheap Date In A Bunch Of Different Cities

Economists at Deutsche Bank have come up with yet another way of looking at which cities are really expensive and which are cheap.<p>Via FT Alphaville, we see they've come up with something called the Cheap Date Index, which looks at how much it costs in various cities to take a cab to McDonald's get …

9 Confidence Building Techniques That Will Help You Ace Anything!

Having a high level of confidence can do wonders in every aspect of your life from your physical appearance to your sleeping patterns. It is proven …

Self-help

How To Improve Your Memory

“<i>Marcus Tulius Cicero</i>” once said “Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things”. Imagine how wise and fortunate you would be if you were able to …

Wellness

The 7 Worst Body Language Mistakes Job Seekers Make

But on your way out, you shake the interviewers hand, thank him for his time, and completely blow your chances.<p>How? The handshake was weak and you failed to make eye contact.<p>That's right, these simple mistakes can cost you the job, according to expert Tonya Reiman, author of "The Power of Body …

Want Your Dream Internship? 6 Things Your Online Profiles Should Showcase

Landing your dream internship is no easy feat. Many employers call for an experienced candidate with relevant skills and a personality compatible …

37 Life Lessons That Will Get Your Mind Right

Every moment in our life is an experience. We can either choose to learn something from them or let them pass us by.<p>Over the past year I have made a …

Motivation

Slovakian Apartment Jazzed Up With LED Lighting by Rudolf Les?ák

An old devastating Slovakian apartment in Bratislava was the perfect challenge for architect <b>Rudolf Les?ák</b>, who managed to transform it into a …

Lake Lugano House by JM Architecture: http://www.archello.com/en/project/lake-lugano-house-0

Modern Home Aiming at Converting Traditionalists by David Small Design

Described as a “<i>modern home that attracts and even converts traditionalists</i>“, <b>David’s house</b> by <b>David Small Design</b> sits on a heavily wooded lot, …

The Rutherford House by Dorrington Architects

Dorrington Architects designed the Rutherford House in Taupo Tauranga/Oruatua, New Zealand.<p>Project description from the architects<p>The brief was to …

Sonoma Vineyard Estate / Aidlin Darling Design

Situated at the base of Sonoma Mountain, this 140-acre estate includes a main residence, a guesthouse, a barn, sculpture gardens, and an orchard in …