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Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

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14 Easy, Vegan-Friendly Weeknight Dinners

Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

Kids

Billionaire CEO Sara Blakely Says These 7 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got

Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound.<p>Sara Blakely founded Spanx in her late 20s. The company made $4 million in sales in its first year and $10 million in its second year. In 2012, <i>Forbes</i> named Blakely the youngest self-made woman billionaire in the world.<p>She is clearly massively …

Dining Rooms

Here's the cold LinkedIn message that prompted a CEO to give the sender a job

Then she received a LinkedIn message from Elliott Bell that changed her mind. Bell was hired as the director of marketing a few months later. He worked at The Muse for four years.<p>Here's the full text of the LinkedIn message he sent Minshew. It's reprinted in "The New Rules of Work," the new book …

The Skiing Workout: Get Stronger for the Slopes in 15 Minutes

Your ability to make daylong effortless turns, in back-bowl powder or on groomer runs, isn’t about having the latest ski gear (though that certainly …

Workouts

The Absolute Top Ten Best Things to Do in Seattle (The City of the Century)

Prior to moving to Seattle in 1996, I'd lived in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, and had traveled to many of the major cities of the world. By comparison, Seattle seemed beautiful, but small, provincial, and a little isolated...a pre-teen of a city.<p>But, somehow, …

7 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Success comes to those who look for it, not to those who wait for it.<p>Everyone wants to succeed, but not everyone knows how to succeed.<p>There are many things that will help us go the distance, but few are as empowering and inspiring as a TED Talk.<p>Listening to a TED Talk is a great way to gain …

TED Talks

How to crush a job interview at Facebook

Snagging any good job can be daunting.<p>But if you've set your sights on a big-name company with a selective hiring process like Facebook, the whole thing can seem rather overwhelming, maybe even impossible.<p>Don't get discouraged, though. You just need to know exactly what you're getting yourself into.<p>…

Pain-Free Performance Reviews? Possible. Here are 5 Tips for Getting There.

The "annual" performance review system is broken. And fixing the system won't be easy. But start with more frequent, less critical feedback.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it: Everyone, employees and managers, dreads performance reviews. The tired …

Employee Engagement

A recruiter analyzed results from 3000 tech interviews to find the most successful candidate traits

<i>Aline Lerner is co-founder and CEO of interviewing.io, a platform for hiring vetted, senior software engineers. This post originally appeared at interviewing.io blog.</i><p>The first blog post I published that got any real attention was called “Lessons from a year’s worth of hiring data.“ It was my …

Employment

Are You Underpaid? Here's How to Find Out for Sure (and What to Do About It)

You may not be getting the salary you deserve.<p>Have you ever wondered if you should be getting paid more? If you haven't asked yourself that question, you should. Don't just assume that you're getting a fair salary. Instead, invest a little time in finding out what a fair pay scale is for your work. …

Employment

LinkedIn 101: How To Craft A Stellar Profile

This is the first in a series of posts all focused on the most powerful social media tool for building your personal brand – LinkedIn. In this post, I’ll tell you everything you need to know to build a stellar profile. That’s the cornerstone of an effective LinkedIn strategy.<p>I am amazed by how many …

Employment

Five books that will make you more productive

So it is now 2017 and you want to be more productive? These five books should help you out. Below is a list followed by more detail and a description …

5 Books That Will Change Your Life

When Warren Buffett was asked about the secret to his wealth and success, he revealed that he read every day—500 pages, to be precise. Unfortunately, …

What does self-awareness have to do with being successful?

We all have habits — some good, some bad. And, some really annoying ones. The problem is not with having those good, bad or annoying habits. The …

The single best question to ask anyone interviewing for a tech position is Einstein’s Riddle

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best interview question ever?</i> <i>Answer by Wade Myers, Inc 5000 entrepreneur and managing director of Boldmore Growth Partners.</i><p>When it came time to interview candidates for programming, development, and strategy positions, there was one question I …

Albert Einstein

What Is The Difference Between Deep Learning, Machine Learning and AI?

Over the past few years, the term “deep learning” has firmly worked its way into business language when the conversation is about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and analytics. And with good reason – it is an approach to AI which is showing great promise when it comes to developing the …

Machine Learning

How to Make Your Home Look Expensive With Only $100 at IKEA

Since our eyes naturally gravitate toward those high-end pieces (call it a girl's prerogative), we've had to master the art of crafting a luxe look …

Dining Rooms

The perfect time to schedule your job interview

Overwhelmed with excitement, you may be inclined to say something along the lines of, "I can come in whenever you'd like me to," or, "How's tomorrow?"<p>But if you have the luxury of choosing the day and time to meet, you should be strategic about your selection.<p>Glassdoor reports that certain times of …

An ex-Googler-turned-startup CEO shares the best question to ask the hiring manager at the beginning of a job interview

But starting the interview off with a question for your interviewer can be a great way to establish a two-sided conversation, right from the get-go, she says. "However, you should be strategic. If the interviewer clearly has a script of questions and wants to get back on track, don't push …

The Best Summer Road Trips from Seattle

One of the best things about living in Seattle is how many beautiful places are within easy reach, enabling outdoor lovers to get out and play on a …

9 Ways to Get Noticed and Get Ahead at Work

You show up to work on time every day, meet your deadlines, and are on good terms with your boss—and yet, you’ve had the same mid-level title for …

25 ridiculously cheap and easy DIYs that'll instantly improve your home

We're all always on the lookout for fast and easy ways to make our homes look just that little bit better, or as though we splurged on an interior …

Home Improvement

10 Machine Learning Online Courses For Beginners

This column has been curated from Hackerlist blog<p>The following is a list of, mostly free, machine learning online courses for beginners.<p>1. Machine …

10 Life-Changing TED Talks That Everyone Should Watch

Watching a TED Talk is a solid way to pass time, learn something new, or find much-needed sources of motivation, inspiration, and empowerment when …

9 Ways to Become Incredibly Successful: the Ultimate Guide to Accomplishing All Your Goals

Tips, strategies, practical steps, links....<p>It's fairly easy to be modestly successful; you just have to work hard. (Seriously: that is all it takes.) It's harder to be very successful; you have to work hard, and smart, and catch a few breaks along the way.<p>It's extremely difficult to be incredibly …

personaldevelopment

Top 12 Soft Skills Employers Seek

The Top 12 Soft Skills Employers Seek<p>Updated March 15, 2018<p>Depending on the organization or business, employers are seeking key skills and experience …