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How to create a recession-proof life

Now that we’ve slogged through the Great Recession and long, slow recovery, it’s painful to imagine suffering through that again. But while economic …

Personal Finance

Mao’s Last Photo

The year 1976 was not a happy year for Communist China. It began in January with the death of Premier Zhou Enlai, the urbane party grandee who held …

Look Back in Anger — Nazism in 1930s

<b>This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War. Iconic Photos look back at how it all began — and how we covered …

Aspects to consider before transferring a limited liability company

Although LLPs are a form of partnership, the assets aren’t owned by the members; instead the LLP has its own corporate identity that’s liable. This …

If You Want More Productive Employees, Learn How To Get Out Of Their Way

Smart, successful managers hire well-qualified, skilled employees to get things done. If you’ve hired right, they should even be more highly qualified than you in the job you’ve hired them to do.<p>After all, your success depends on their success.<p>So instead of getting in their way, help them get the …

How To Cultivate A Creative Thinking Habit

Creativity isn’t a mythical creature to be caught and tamed. It’s a habit, studies suggest; a way of life that’s built over time.<p>Think of your most common habits and the regular culprits come to mind–biting your nails, snacking late at night, cracking your knuckles. Do something enough times and it …

Creativity

How Do I Brand My Business to Stand Out From The Competition?

Branding experts and most creative people in business Karl Heiselman and Maryam Banikarim give advice to a unique yoga business trying to find a way to tell its story.<p>Just because you love your business doesn’t mean it’s always easy to tell your company’s story to the world. Good branding is part …

30 Under 30: The Top Young Lawyers, Policymakers And Power Players

It’s never easy for FORBES staffers to sniff out the 30 best and brightest Millennials making an impact on their fields. In law and public policy, where most people are barely out of law school by 30, let alone blazing trails in their fields, the task sometimes felt farcical.<p>Thankfully, there will …

20 Business Lessons You Don't Want To Learn The Hard Way

A few months ago, we posed this question to ShortStack‘s Facebook fans: “What is one business lesson you learned the hard way?” It began as a simple question to garner engagement, but it led to a long list of business owners’ reminiscences that included some great advice.<p>Of course every business …

A new condom branding concept has packaging attractive enough to be displayed openly and not stuffed in the back of a drawer. http://f-st.co/AQEBBZ1

3 Tips To Combat A Fear Of Public Speaking

In 1889, Mahatma Gandhi, who was then a young lawyer, got so nervous during his first time in front of a judge that he literally ran out of the courtroom. For years, "the awful strain of public speaking" stopped him from speaking to groups, even at dinner parties and once, even, at the meeting of a …

3 Things Bosses Should Never Ask Of Their Employees

Manager pressure on employees can make for bad workplace relationships and a stressful office environment. The problem is that sometimes bosses don't realize when they've overstepped boundaries. That's why leadership expert Jeff Haden outlines some of the main things managers should never do in a …

This Is A Perfect Explanation Of How Most Companies Get Productivity Wrong

And according to CEO Matt Mullenweg, it all comes down to a unique view of what work really means.<p>He gives a perfect explanation of why most companies get work wrong, in a speech given at the December 2013 Lean Startup conference, adapted into an article for the Harvard Business Review:<p>"In a lot of …

How To Manage Like A Pro When You Have No Idea What You're Doing

But your transition from lowly associate to all-powerful manager didn't happen overnight. Since your first summer internship you've been preparing for this role. Your experience and work ethic have finally been recognized. You've been promoted to a title and paycheck that reflect your real worth. …

People Don't Work For Just One Company Anymore, And That's A Good Thing

With a light deadpan touch, Adams critiqued the inanity of a drone worker negotiating his way through a micromanaged corporate maze. Adams singled out the omnipresent office cubicle as a symbol of the disconnection and absurdity of contemporary corporate culture, and over the years, the titles of …

9 Career Mistakes Everyone Needs To Make

Some mistakes are even necessary for your future success. They open your eyes and make you more resilient.<p>If J.K. Rowling had never hit rock bottom, for example, she might have never pushed hard enough to finish the outrageously successful Harry Potter series. And if Steve Jobs had never been fired …

Here's Why Your Boss Is (Much) Happier Than You

Bosses don't just get paid more than their employees. They're happier or more satisfied in a wide spectrum of other areas, from family life to job satisfaction, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.<p>Among top managers, 83% report being very satisfied with their home life, compared to …

Here's A Better Way To Evaluate Your Employees

That's why Ryan Smith, CEO of research company Qualtrics, says his team built a 360-platform for conducting reviews. Basically, it's a system that lets employers create and conduct reviews any time. It also allows coworkers to offer feedback.<p>Smith says these 360-reviews take the burden off the …

13 Surprising Things That Affect Whether You Get Hired

But there are many more small details that overtly or subconsciously affect the way you're perceived. For example, does the time of your interview affect how you're critiqued? Are you supposed to accept that cup of coffee they offer?<p>Here are 13 surprising things that affect whether you land the job.

12 Surprising Things That Can Make You Successful

From the month you were born to your comedic timing, the weirdest quirks can affect how successful you'll ultimately be.<p>We combed through research on success to identify 12 surprising things that can influence your career trajectory. While some factors can be sought out, others are beyond your …

How Successful People Make The Most Of Their Weekends

Over the course of our lives, we only get a few thousand weekends. The most successful people know better than to squander them by laying around or scrubbing the floors.<p>In her book, "What The Most Successful People Do On The Weekend," time management expert Laura Vanderkam outlines how to make the …

21 Ways Your Office Job Is Destroying Your Body

Aside from the tight deadlines, bad food habits, and being cooped up with other people's germs, plenty of things you do every day in the workplace are killing you.<p>From the printer to your keyboard, the dangers presented in a typical office can have real effects on your physical well-being and …

How To Sell Yourself And Keep Your Dignity

If you’re looking to get somebody’s attention, effort, or time, you’re in sales. But you don’t have to be a used car dealer.<p>Sales has a vocabulary draped in ickiness: <i>slimy, smarmy, low-brow, low-rent, hoodwinking sleaze-baggery</i>. To hear <i>To Sell Is Human</i> author Dan Pink tell it, this is a good thing: …

A Map of How Emotional Reactions Originate in the Body

A Finnish study, titled “Bodily Maps of Emotions” conducted in November 2013 and published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences</i>, …

Asia

The Meanings of All 50 State Names

Christina Sterbenz of <i>Business Insider</i> has put together a fascinating list of the etymologies of all 50 state’s names. Michigan was named for Lake …

Lake Michigan

How financial advisers are investing for 2014

Divergent market moves and concerns about higher interest rates ahead are two of the factors that have propelled some financial advisers to tweak …

Investing

Should employees' stress levels be monitored? It's well-known that stress can weaken the immune system and could lead to illness, which in turn would mean time off work. Aware of that, more employers are using diagnostic testing equipment to help spot health problems before they arise: http://bbc.in/1dcypnW The technology is too expensive to become widely used, but is it ethical, given the stigma attached to mental health?

Analysis - Social media empowers anti-mining activists | Reuters

TORONTO/BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Facebook and other social networks are making it easier for anti-mining activists to derail projects, helping them get their message out and organize more quickly against an industry that is already struggling with high costs and volatile prices.<p>An illustration picture …

US polar vortex may be example of global warming

While the ongoing cold snap is breaking records from Minnesota to Florida, it will not go down in history as the most significant Arctic outbreak in U.S. history, not even by a longshot. Scientists said the deep freeze gripping the U.S. does not indicate a halt or reversal in global warming trends, …