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Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider 3 questions before offering someone a job, and they're still spot-on 20 years later

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.<p>But before you can land a corporate role with the online retail behemoth, you have to tick three particular boxes in the minds of the hiring managers and executives vetting you.<p>At least, that's the process CEO Jeff Bezos recommended to his team 20 …

Jeff Bezos

The counterintuitive tricks to asking better questions, according to Harvard research

Having the ability to ask a question appears to be a uniquely human trait, one that saves us time and energy as we gather resources and information. It also allows us to develop empathy for others and create bonds of trust, even among strangers. Indeed, people who ask more questions are seen as …

Framing

11 Impressive Questions To Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview

Make sure you stand out when you're asked, "Do you have any questions?"<p>No matter how prepared you are, a job interview is a nerve-wracking experience. You have to answer a torrent of questions on the spot and sell yourself to a hiring manager — sometimes even a room full of strangers. And when it …

Employment

This Math Problem Will Make You Lose Your Mind

Math, even in its simplest form, can confuse the hell out of anyone, which is why this math problem is driving people crazy.<p>The question, posed by popular YouTube account MindYourDecisions, was originally posted on Aug. 31, 2016 but is making the rounds across the internet again. Why? People keep …

Mathematics

The Five Books to Read Before You Visit North Carolina

No single author has managed to sum up the Tar Heel state in all its messy contradictions, but these books are the best place to start.<p>North Carolina …

Books

This Song Will Instantly Lower Your Stress Level By 65 Percent

It’s well-known that the right playlist can help you focus, sleep, and even make you happier in less than 30 seconds, but now, thanks to a team of …

20+ of the Best Free Online Resources From Art Institutions Around the World

Today, more and more art institutions are sharing their permanent collections online. Intended to increase visibility and promote accessibility, <b>digitization projects</b> are a great way for museums and libraries to attract modern audiences.<p>For years, many organizations have offered images of their …

Museums

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Workouts

4 simple exercises to strengthen your attention and reduce distractibility

<b>Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we can</b> …

7 Habits That Will Promote Productivity and Improve Your Work

There are only so many hours in your day. Cultivate these 7 habits to wring the most out of every minute of them.<p>Entrepreneurs and leaders strive for productivity. They want to become successful by getting more and more done, often with fewer and fewer resources.<p>But being productive isn't just …

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Culturally Competent Leadership – Full Transparency

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the IB Global Conference in Singapore with my amazing CISB colleagues. For me this was one of my first …

The Last Frontier for Gay Rights

Word spread fast through the county that fall. Comments streamed across Facebook and in the halls of the high school and through the pews of churches: There was a gay-straight alliance starting up at Alexander Central High. It would be known as the P.R.I.D.E. Club: People Respecting Individuality, …

How to Fold 5 High-Flying Stunt Paper Airplanes

John Collins knows how to make a piece of paper go the distance. In 2012, he set the world record for the farthest flight for a paper aircraft. …

18 Things You Need To Give Up To Become A High-Achieving Person

A secret about success is that it is just as much about what you give up as what you gain.<p>Are you willing to give up late nights out for late nights in working? Are you willing to turn a deaf ear to blind criticisms? Are you willing to listen to helpful ones? Are you going to be able to give up the …

Self-help

Want to Stress People Out and Totally Dominate Them? Science Says This Facial Expression Holds Immense Power

There are three kinds of smiles, researchers say. This one has an unexpected effect.<p>Smile and the world smiles with you, they say.<p>But there's more than one kind of smile, and a new study suggests that nothing stresses people out like being smiled at the wrong way. In fact, it turns out there's …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

Email is broken. Here's how to realise your inbox zero dream

The first email was sent in 1971. Seven years later, the first spam email – an advert for a computer sale – hit inboxes. But those were simpler times.<p>…

3 reasons to retire as early as you can

Time is one of the most valuable assets at your disposal. Unfortunately, many people spend 40 hours a week for 40 or 50 years trading their time for this thing we call money.<p>The great news is that there's a corollary to that fact: If people are willing to give you money for your time, you can spend …

Retirement

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

Public Speaking

The 15 Most Important Exercises for Men

Every guy who’s into fitness has some methodology, piece of equipment, or program they like over anything else. Some like to circuit train every day, …

Exercise

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Personal Finance

How to lose weight around your stomach, fast

There's a reason Men's Health has become synonymous with internet-breaking transformations. A rite of passage for staff members and our fitness …

Exercise

This Is the Best Way to Guarantee More Money in Retirement, According to Stanford Experts

Plus several strategies to help you along.<p>You don’t need fancy financial products to stretch your retirement savings. In fact, most Americans have …

Yes, People Who Hang Toilet Paper Rolls This Way Often Do Make More Money

Do you 'roll over' or 'roll under'? The answer could say a lot about your personality.<p>Research can reveal some interesting things about us. For example, psychopaths tend to love working for erratic, overbearing bosses. People with more friends tend to outlive those with fewer friends. Cussing can …

Lack of Work-Life Balance Is Killing Your Happiness. Here's What You Should Do About It

A lot of people don't like their jobs, but here's something they can do about it.<p>Here's a true fact of running a business: Some people on your team are keeping something from you. It's not that they aren't who they say they are, or that they're not doing their jobs. The secret is that many of them …

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

5 Things Every Guy At Your Gym Is Doing Wrong

Stop basing your routine on broscience<p>You want the time you put in at the gym to pay off, whether it’s through a more muscled physique or more weight you can add to the bar.<p>But if you’re like many guys, you might feel a little impatient waiting for those goals to come to fruition—so you spend a …

Sample Letter of Recommendation

For an MBA Applicant<p>MBA applicants need to present at least one recommendation letter to admissions committees, though most schools ask for two or …