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These are the best wireless headphones you can buy

Bowers & Wilkins, Audio-Technica, Sony, Beats, and a whole lot more<p>One of the ironies of headphones is that we often end up owning multiple pairs while busily pursuing the single ideal set of cans that will suit all our needs and circumstances. Never mind that the perfect headphones don’t exist; we …

7 Tips to Email Like an Executive

I’m embarrassed to say this cartoon is based on a real experience from my first months working at Google. After I sent that lengthy email, my boss …

Everything You Need to Master Microsoft Office

This week, we walked you through how to get started quickly with, make the most of, and master every app in Microsoft Office. Maybe you missed one, …

Software

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

33 Questions That Were Asked at Apple Job Interviews

Apple is known for being one of the most challenging and exciting places to work, so it’s not surprising to learn that getting a job there is no easy …

15 Quotes That Take You Inside the Mind of Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history. Today, he has an estimated net worth of over $70 billion, making him the third …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

The pitch video for Bell System's iconic logo is like a lost episode of Mad Men

Come into the conference room and take a seat, please. It's 1969, and you're an executive at Bell Telephone (now AT&T). Legendary graphic designer Saul Bass is about to pitch his plan to completely rebrand the company. Quiet — here he comes now...<p>This remarkable video was shown to Bell executives …

30 Things To Remember To Help You Become Successful In 2015

A single perspective, a quote, even a statistic, can be all you need to make start your journey to improvement 2015, the year when everything …

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.<p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t related but whose …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Literature

The 10 Commandments of Leadership

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

What Are the Top 5 Books You Must Read?

I post about a *lot* of books. Most people don’t have the time to read them all but a number of readers have requested a post where I break down my …

A 10-minute timer could revolutionize your productivity

Call me crazy, but I've always preferred sleep to caffeine. But with erratic schedules and tight deadlines, getting six or more hours of sleep per …

Outsourcing

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

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Results vs. Excuses: Which one would you choose?

Many of today’s business leaders are publishing a long list of reasons, stories and excuses about why they aren’t getting the results they desired or even the results they promised. They don’t even have to be creative or dishonest in their attempts to justify their shortcomings: too few resources, …

An Essential Guide Of Habits That Foster Productivity And Focus

Single-tasking, walks around the office, leisure reading–some of these are fun, others a little more painful, but they’re all so simple.<p>“I don’t have time,” “I couldn’t possibly do that this week ,” “I’m so busy.” How many times have you said something along these lines this week alone?<p>Do you …

We want every last one of these historic racecar prints

GT40, A110, or 956? Get 'em all.<p>If your walls are feeling a little bare, allow us to point you towards Arthur Schening's excellent prints. Each features a legendary historic racecar—such as the Ford GT40 or Howmet TX turbine car—rendered in loving detail. No, you may never own a Porsche 910, but …

The Seven Types of Email and How to Deal With Them

We all deal with inbox overload every day, whether it's messages from work or suspicious salutations about a surprising inheritance. But you can …

Learning These 26 Useful Things Now Will Change The Rest Of Your Life

If you pay attention to your everyday life careful enough, you’ll know that you can learn from everything and everyone you come across. Our life is …

This 10-Minute Strategy Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

<i>"What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could be useful for the rest of my life?" appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are printing one of the top answers.</i><p>Taking 10 minutes to learn why you procrastinate can be extremely helpful.<p>I was a very bad procrastinator for a very long time, …

24 Time Management Hacks to Develop for Increased Productivity

These are some ideas I talk about in my Time Management training sessions. Try to approach each of them and develop in a new habit, in order to increase your productivity and manage your time better. Don't forget to share if you find them useful!<p>I'm also very curious about how these ideas worked …