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A woman who has reviewed more than 40,000 résumés outlines the 8 most annoying mistakes she sees

That's a lot of CVs. Over the years, Nicolai says, certain annoying mistakes tend to come up quite a lot.<p>Some of these errors may not seem like a huge deal. In a competitive job market, though, they might be the difference from snagging your dream job and having your résumé thrown in the …

Employment

5 Stock Picks Under $15 to Buy in March

Transocean Offshore, Cliffs Natural Resources, Freeport McMoRan, KBR Inc, and Array BioPharma, may be top low-price stocks worth buying in portfolios …

Investing Tips to Improve Your Investing Results

The investment fees you'd pay for such a service could be an absolute steal, even between 1% and 2% under such a scenario. The fact that it would …

Investing

Disturbing New Facts About American Capitalism

“Let your winners run” is one of the oldest adages in investing. One of the newest ideas is that the winners may be running away with everything.<p>Modern capitalism is built on the idea that as companies get big, they become fat and happy, opening themselves up to lean and hungry competitors who can …

Investing

Keep your cat overlord happy with this easy DIY scratching post

It's cheaper and sturdier than the store-bought kind<p>Over the years, I have wasted a lot of money on cat accessories that turned out to be junk. Sure, every cat owner dreams of bringing home one of those three-tiered, carpeted towers with adorable cubbyholes for the fur babies to play in. But what …

Tesla will begin selling its solar roof this year — here's everything you need to know

Tesla will begin selling and installing its solar roof later this year, the company wrote in its fourth-quarter investor letter.<p>Tesla unveiled its solar roof product in late October, about a month before the company acquired SolarCity in a deal worth $2.1 billion. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said it …

Tesla

8 simple, science-backed tricks to get better sleep

But these days, with hectic work and family schedules and essentially unlimited hours of shows to stream, a good night's sleep can be hard to come by.<p>Luckily, a few simple lifestyle changes can help you reverse this trend.<p>The eight sleep tips in the graphics below are based on actual scientific …

Sleep

A financial planner explains exactly how you should prioritize your money

The majority of people who approach me for advice are most interested in guidance as it relates to their investment portfolios.<p>I would like to point out that there is a hierarchy of personal financial priorities, and though very important, investing for the future should be considered third of the …

Retirement

13 best-selling online classes you can enroll in for $10 right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>Flickr / Luke RedmondUdemy is offering more than 17,000 classes on their site for just $10 each.<p>We put together a list of some of our …

Gary Vaynerchuk

Jimmy Carter built a new solar plant on his old peanut farm

Jimmy Carter is once again pioneering solar energy projects. The former president who almost 40 years ago installed solar panels at the White House …

Renewable Energy

20 stocks that will help you sleep at night

With U.S. stocks at record highs, investors are fretting whether this nearly eight-year-old bull market has much life left in it.<p>Because the future …

For the first time in a long time, every EU economy is growing at the same time

The European Union is facing its biggest crisis since… well, since its last big crisis. The perpetually problematic union is threatening to come undone, with Britain in the process of quitting the bloc and numerous populist movements elsewhere also threatening to sever ties.<p>But economically …

Economy

A psychologist found some surprising benefits to being single

And being single might have some surprising psychological benefits.<p>Bella DePaulo, a social psychologist at the University of California at Santa Barbara, went through 814 studies of single and married people.<p>Here's what DePaulo found:<p>Singles tended to be more self-reliant and motivated than people …

Psychology

Extend your phone's battery life with these four easy steps

Never say die<p>To own a smartphone is to know the frustration of having its battery die right when you need it most—whether you're approaching your next high score or need to call Mom. While modern-day displays and phone tech put a lot of strain on the battery pack inside your handset, you can follow …

How to invest with $5, $50 or $100

Investing isn't just for the rich.<p>It is true that if you have lots of cash, you'll have lots of options on where to put it. But if you are just getting started and have just a minimal amount of money to work with — anywhere from $5 to $1,000 — you may have more choices than you might think.<p>A few …

Flu Death Rates Just Hit the Epidemic Threshold, but This Is the Real Shocker

It's official: Flu season is in full swing. In fact, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of positive influenza tests reported to the CDC have increased each week for about three consecutive months. That streak was broken during the fourth week of 2017, …

Public Health

How to apply logical thinking to investing, an overlooked dividend stock, and where gold is going next

In hindsight, the most useful university course I ever took was also the most soul-crushingly dull: Introduction to Logic. It was basically an entire year of studying how to build ironclad arguments, the 'necessary conditions' that make a thesis not only persuasive but objectively true. It is …

Here’s Your Brain’s New User Manual For Uncertain Times

When we don’t know what’s going to happen, we tell ourselves stories about what might happen. And they often make us feel worse, not better.<p>Even if you’ve kept only one eye on the headlines lately and the other tightly clenched, you’re probably aware that these are, shall we say, some pretty …

5 High Yield Dividend Investing Tips That Could Earn You Thousands

Investors like dividend-paying stocks because they offer both current income and potential share-price gains, and high-yield dividend stocks are especially popular for their lucrative payouts. If you want to make the most of the opportunity that high-yield dividend investing offers while steering …

Investing

How The U.S. War In Laos Was Key To The 'Birth Of A Military CIA'

Last fall, President Obama, on his final trip to Asia, stopped in Laos for the annual ASEAN summit of Southeast Asian leaders. While there, he pledged millions to help clean up a legacy of U.S. involvement in Laos: unexploded bombs. They were from the 1960s and 1970s — bombs the U.S. dropped in …

Vietnam

Can Kite Power Revolutionize the Wind Industry?

By Owen Agnew<p>Rod Read, an engineer and stay-at-home dad, lives on the remote Isle of Lewis in Scotland. For the past seven years, he's been designing …

These 10 online courses will teach you skills you didn’t learn in college

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>GaudiLab/ShutterStock<p>A bachelor's degree may be a prerequisite for <i>some</i> jobs, but that doesn't mean spending four years at college will teach …

Employment

This Promising Prostate Cancer Treatment Could Be a Game-Changer

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Cancer is among the scariest diagnosis a person can receive. According to the American Cancer Society's "Cancer Facts & Figures 2016" report, there were an estimated 1.69 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2016, along with a projected 595,690 cancer deaths. With the …

Cancer

10 apps everyone should have on their computer

Mobile apps are far more popular than their desktop counterparts, but most people still rely on laptop or desktop computers, either for work or just browsing the web at home.<p>Whether you've invested in Apple's Mac line or a Windows PC, there are absolutely some worthwhile desktop apps out there to …

Apps

Signs people use to judge personality

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry originally appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content …

Psychology

Good News: There's No Definitive Link Between Marijuana Use and Lung Cancer

And over 100 other observations from a massive new weed report.<p>Marijuana, being the illegal, Schedule 1, oft-demonized substance that it is, is hard for researchers to study. That's unfortunate, because there are many promising health benefits, and medical marijuana is legal in 28 states. Still, …

Cannabis

5 Things We Learned From Listening to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett

What makes Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffet, who holds mega brands like Geico Auto Insurance and Kraft Heinz in his portfolio, such a great …

11 things unsuccessful people do over the weekend

Everybody's working for the weekend, but how you spend your two days off may say something about how successful you are.<p>What you get up to doesn't really matter, per se. If you prefer lounging around the house to spontaneous adventures, that's great! You probably need that time to wind down.<p>When it …

Self-improvement

Buy these 5 stocks to profit as interest rates rise

The arrival of Donald Trump in the White House has brought expectations of a boost to the American economy and an increase in interest rates across the globe.<p>Any rise from the rock-bottom Bank Rate of recent history will benefit many British companies. We look at five stocks that appear well placed …

Finance

China's capital controls are working, and that's bursting the global real-estate bubble

More news on the Chinese crackdown on money-laundering and its impact on the global property bubble: the controls the Chinese government has put on …

Real Estate