Al Lin

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How to Create a Gantt Chart in Google Sheets

A popular tool for project management, Gantt charts provide a chronological, easy-to-read breakdown of completed, current and upcoming tasks as well …

Why These 3 Resume Mistakes Make You Look Out-of-Date in 2018

Some resume formats make you look 'old school' and can get you knocked out of the running.<p>Studies show employers are literally getting thousands of online applications for their open positions today. Thanks to technology, it's never been easier to apply to a job. Unfortunately, that creates a …

7 Planners That Will Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever

When digital tools fall short, these paper planners will help you get organized<p>Last year, one of my top articles on Inc was a roundup of the planners that I recommended for maximizing productivity, honing your focus, and getting more done in 2017. So this year, I'm revisiting some of those …

How to learn coding for free: A guide for designers

Learning to code can be one of the most daunting tasks a designer can undertake. Code looks complicated, reads like gibberish, feels boring, and …

Cyber Monday 2016: All the best deals on 4K TVs, PlayStation, Xbox and more

Cyber Monday is finally here. And now that the Black Friday deals are said and done, all that's left is Cyber Monday if you're hoping to grab deals before the holidays kick off.<p>Below you'll find all the best Cyber Monday deals we could find from your favorite retailers. Be sure to bookmark this …

10 Success lessons from Jack Ma – “Wealthiest Man in Asia” for entrepreneurs

Share54<p>Tweet<p>Share38<p>+11<p>Shares 93<p>Jack Ma, a short, lean man in his early fifties who came across a computer when he was 31, went on to build the most …

3 Gaming Stocks That Are Better Bets Than Gamestop Corp.

Image source: Gamestop<p><b>GameStop</b> (NYSE: GME), the brick-and-mortar video games and gaming hardware seller, has struggled in recent years in the face of a retail industry that is increasingly moving online and a new delivery model for gaming content is leading to more of it being purchased and …

Kohl's Black Friday Ad Posted!

<b>UPDATE:</b> Kohl's just confirmed that you will be able to take <b>15% off in-store and online from November 21st through November 25th</b>. Sign up here to get …

Shopping

Opinion: How to buy a $35,000 brand-new electric car for under $14,000

I should probably admit that my family did not need a new car. Or even a new used car. In fact, we didn’t even need the two older used cars that we …

Diversify your income: All my ideas for making money online

You needed more income streams yesterday.<p>“Many small streams will form a big river.” — Swedish proverb<p>Most Americans have one stream of income (a …

This Credit Card Startup Has A Way To Thwart Target-Style Hacking

Look into the future a moment and imagine Christmas shopping 2014. Target offers a great deal on a perfect gift. At the register, you recall that someone stole 40 million credit card numbers from the retailer in late 2013. Then, you as flick your fingerprint across the front of the biometric reader …

Dying dad's moving gift to baby girl

Mitchell Whisenhunt left over 30 letters to his family, including some for his 1-year-old daughter's future birthdays.

26 DIY Tips to Improve Your House

DIY home improvement has been just fantastic as anyone with any skill set can go with it. Not all, but there are at least a few projects that can …

Home Improvement

Workplace & Office

Serving as an art studio/residence for artist Rebecca DiDomenico, Swoon Art House has been built from 100-percent renewable...<p>We pay a visit to the Oakland, California, home and studio of rising artist Aleksandra Zee, who shares how warm, natural hues and...<p>"I've personally always been so drawn to …

Rhode Island

9 Ways You're Accidentally Making Yourself Dumber

Cut these simple habits out of your life and you'll see your IQ rise.<p>Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to get better--how to be happier, more productive, fitter, smarter. We spend a lot less time thinking (constructively) about how we're screwing up.<p>There's no mystery there. …

12 little tricks that increase the value of your home

It's all very well following home furnishing trends and keeping an eye on what interior designers are doing online and on television, but do you know …

Cleaning

People around the world are obsessed with this household decluttering method

If you haven't heard of Marie Kondo by now, you've been living under a rock — or at least a very large pile of things you should throw away.<p>Kondo is a Japanese lifestyle celebrity known for helping people decrease clutter and straighten up their homes for good. Her book — "The Life-Changing Magic …

Minimalism

Half a billion Chinese use this bank. Now you can buy shares

It's the biggest initial public offering of 2016, and the largest since Alibaba sold shares in 2014.<p>China's state-owned Postal Savings Bank is set to debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange next week after raising $7.4 billion in its IPO on Wednesday.<p>Established in 2007, PSBC has more branches and …

How to discuss salary during an interview

Discussing salary is always a bit uncomfortable, but it's especially tricky when a hiring manager asks what you currently make during a job …

Employment

Modern TV Stands Full Of Charm And Versatility

Living room furniture is often quite diverse. Each element has its own well-defined role in the whole ensemble. The TV stand, for example, is usually …

Interior Design

5 Steps for Perfect Garage Organization

Garages often become the dumping ground for everything that we don’t need. However, that’s definitely not the right way of dealing with the empty …

Home Improvement

10 Success lessons from Kevin O’Leary – “Mr. Wonderful” for entrepreneurs

Share12<p>Tweet<p>Share76<p>+11<p>Shares 89<p>Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian born entrepreneur and TV personality who rose to prominence in the business world after …

EB16: Cannondale Bad Boy urban commuter is back, badder than ever

The Cannondale Bad Boy was introduced in 1999 and was an outgrowth of the Volvo-Cannondale team putting 700c wheels on their 26″ disc brake mountain …

Mashups

Learning Excel isn't just for finance professionals — here's how it can boost anyone's productivity at work

<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>Alfonso de Tomas / ShutterStock<p>We've said it before but it bears repeating: Microsoft Excel is likely the most powerful program on your …

Productivity

Now Anyone With $2,000 Can Invest in a Startup

You don't have to be a venture capitalist -- or even an accredited investor -- any more.<p>If you’ve ever wished you could invest in cool startups like …

Venture Capital

How to Start a Business: 7 Steps to Get Started Today

Follow this formula for launching and starting to grow your new business.<p>While starting a business is no easy task, it's not as difficult as many entrepreneurs would think. Instead of obsessing over every minor detail or second guessing yourself, if you follow these seven steps, you can be on your …

Small Business

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

Self-improvement

Audi just unveiled a new electric car that should worry Tesla

At its Tuesday press event at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, the Volkswagen subsidiary finally revealed a ton of details about its all-electric concept car, the e-tron quattro, and it looks like Tesla could be getting some serious competition.<p>With its long range, fast-charging …

Audi

If you want to get a bigger salary and expand your skill set, this is the programming language you should learn

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Coding is cool. We don't know how it happened, but in 2015 it's a fact. Even Chris Bosh, arguably a top ten forward in the …

Selling