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20 of the Best-Rated Skincare Products on Amazon You've Never Heard Of

We rely on Amazon for everything from groceries to books, but did you know it's a gold mine for skincare products? When it comes to honest, knowledgeable reviews on products, it doesn't get any better than this major etailer. What's more, you often come across little-known (but highly rated!) gems …

Everything You Need to Know About Social Security

If you pay taxes and you plan on retiring in your golden years, you should probably know a thing or two about Social Security. No doubt you’ve heard …

14 Tips For Getting Much More Out Of Gmail

Free yourself from your inbox.<p>No one <i>likes</i> email, but it's an inevitable part of life for most modern humans. A 2013 study estimated that people spend 13 hours every week sorting through it, which is terrible.<p>And for a whole lot of people, those 13 hours are spent on Gmail -- around the world, 900 …

This Retirement Saving Mistake Could Cost You $43,000

Nothing is free when it comes to investing, but your 401(k) match comes close. Here's how to get the most from it.<p>People are panicked about having …

Samsung Galaxy Conquers Android, What Happened To The Competition?

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets are almost ready to be bought by the public, the South Korean company’s strategy for launch is on course, and the stage is set for it to recover from a financially hobbling 2014. Reversing the trend of last year’s performance would be amazing, but …

Mobile

4 Better Ways to Answer 'Why Do You Want to Work for This Company?'

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>When you’re preparing for an interview, there are a …

The Small U.S. Town Holding Billions in Black Gold

Cushing, Oklahoma, 70 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, is a sleepy town with a population just under 8,000. It's also the intense focus of every major player in the American oil market now.<p>North American crude oil is pouring into Cushing, where dozens of steel storage tanks fan out from the …

Oil

Costco Wants to End Use of Human Antibiotics in Chicken

CHICAGO — Costco Wholesale Corp is working toward eliminating the sale of chicken and meat from other animals raised with antibiotics that are vital to fighting human infections, senior executives at the third-largest U.S. retailer told Reuters on Thursday.<p>The ongoing push by Costco, which sells 80 …

Microbiology

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

Google Flights

Low Oil Price May Stifle Deepwater Drilling And Oil Sands But Not Fracking

Saudi Arabia and OPEC may have dropped oil prices to stifle production in the U.S. and other competing nations, but they didn’t drop it enough to stifle the U.S. oil and gas boom from fracking, a senior expert with McKinsey and Company said in Chicago.<p>“If the Saudis think they’re going to put U.S. …

Oil & Gas Industry

How To Design The World's Biggest Airport Terminal

How do you make an airport terminal that spans 173 acres feel like anything but a monster? Zaha Hadid attempts the impossible in Beijing.<p>Beijing’s new airport is going to be a monster. At 7.5 million square feet, it covers about the same amount of space as 130 football fields put together–all …

Chinese shoppers latest target of Hong Kong protest anger

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said Monday they arrested more than three dozen people involved in scuffles that broke out at a weekend protest …

Hong Kong

Who's running Microsoft these days? Satya Nadella's brain trust

Windows no longer rules the roost. The energy has shifted away from big expensive software to "cloud" services. It's investing in cutting-edge products like HoloLens. Morale is better than it's been in years, according to long-time employees.<p>But Nadella can't do it alone. Who's helping him out?<p>We …

Dell on Mission to Measure Net Positive Impact of IT on Education, Healthcare, Logistics and Beyond

Students walk the ASU campus in 2013 | Image credit: Jessica Slater<p>Related:<p>In Fall of 2013, <b>Dell</b> launched what it called its Legacy of Good plan — a …

Sustainability

Delivering With Data: How Logistics Companies Are Shipping On Time

With the immediacy technology has brought to life, customer service expectations are at an all-time high. No industry is immune from those expectations, including the logistics industry, where delivery services face greater pressure to get packages to their destination in the most timely and …

Customer Service

The Best Logistics Organization In India Uses No Technology And A Mostly Illiterate Workforce

India is a fascinating place for anyone who is interested in technology. The number of major technology firms is growing just as the number of companies around the world who work with Indian technology resources grows along with them.<p>I have spent the past week in Mumbai, and at every turn, I’ve …

Customer Service

Drones still useful in supply chains despite FAA regulations

Asset monitoring and remote delivery among uses for recently regulated drone technology.<p>Last week the Federal Aviation Administration published its …

Japan's flip-phone love affair continues, smartphone shipments fall

In an alternate universe where up is down and black is white, more feature phones get shipped year-on-year while its replacement, the smartphone, sees sales stall. That's apparently what happened in Japan last year though, according to MM Research Institute. For the first time in seven years, …

Alibaba founder Jack Ma was rejected from 30 jobs, including KFC, before becoming China's richest man

His e-commerce company, Alibaba, attracts 100 million shoppers a day. Ma is worth an estimate $20.4 billion.<p>But before he was the richest person in China, Ma went through a lot of rejection.<p>In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, the businessman revealed that he failed a college entrance exam …

China

In another brilliant move, IBM just budgeted $1 billion to take down EMC

This is important and interesting for a whole bunch of reasons — and shows that CEO Ginni Rometty has her competitive game on.<p>She's got a plan to move her massive 400,000-ish strong workforce from shrinking businesses and towards growth areas, even though it's painful, with a number of quiet …

EMC

6 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Managing People

I first became a manager in my 20’s and, back then, I probably wasn’t a very good one. Nothing really prepares you to lead other people. There is, of course, no shortage of advice out there, but most of it is more myth and lore than anything else and not very helpful.<p>Henry Mintzberg wrote, “The …

Leadership

Lyft’s Ambitious, Near Impossible Attempt to Beat Uber

Lyft is putting an increased emphasis on the friendly experience of rides and going after the more casual drivers. But catching Uber will require serious gas.<p>Chances are, if you've ever had a conversation about the ride-hailing service Lyft, you've heard it described in the context of Uber. It's …

Lyft

Google shares its plan to nab 80% of Microsoft's Office business

Flash forward to 2015, and the company has big plans to grab 80% of the users at Microsoft's biggest customers.<p>In 2005, "The whole industry looked at us like we were crazy," Rajen Sheth, a director of product management for Google's Enterprise team who worked on those early products, told us.<p>They …

The Pros and Cons of Product Management

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the pros and cons of becoming a product manager?</i><p><i>Answer by Dan Schmidt, PM my entire career, on Quora</i><p>If you are considering becoming a product manager, you are probably not comparing the role’s merits to unrelated professions such as sushi chef or …

Product Management

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

Project Management

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

Artificial Intelligence

Windows 10 Installs Automatically On Windows 7 And Windows 8

<i>Update: my new post Why Windows 10 Installs Automatically On Windows 7 And Windows 8 looks into the two major automatic upgrades Windows 10 will perform, why and what can be done about them.</i><p>Microsoft is getting a lot right. Making Windows 10 free, unifying it across desktop and mobile, introducing …

Windows 10

Living The Financially Fearless Life: 10 People Divulge Their Best Money Habits

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Whenever you commit to developing a new, healthy habit, it’s usually with an end game in mind—to take back control over something in your life.<p>For example, in order to get healthier, you might join an early morning run club. To stop procrastinating, you …

Personal Finance