Amanda Uczen

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How Working Past Age 65 Can Hurt Your Finances

Continuing to work past age 65 might initially appear to be a no-brainer, but it's important to know all the facts and how these will impact your individual situation before you make this important decision.<p>Every month, approximately 250,000 Americans turn 65 years of age. For most, retirement …

Retirement

Korn/Ferry’s CEO: What Boards Want in Executives

Gary Burnison Aims to Boost Company’s Business in Talent Management<p>With nearly $1 billion in revenue in fiscal 2014, Korn/Ferry International is the world’s largest executive-search firm, and its 400 some executive recruiters have helped place leaders atop Office Depot Inc., Puma SE, and Major …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

What Can You Do With Code?

The language of the 21st century is undeniably digital. We're on our computers and cell phones most of the day, whether responding to emails, checking our social networks or reading the latest news. Tech luminaries like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg loom large in the public …

7 Habits Of Natural Leaders

Successful leadership, like happiness, is one of those things that everyone claims to have the "secret" to. There are more than 27,000 leadership books on Amazon, thousands of seminars on leadership skills held in conference rooms across the country, and countless articles in business magazines and …

10 Top Things to Do to Make You Successful

Success is something all of us aspire to. It does not come easy, unfortunately, and it will not just occur overnight. It'll take hard work, perseverance, and time. To become successful, one has to mirror the typical practices of individuals who already are successful and follow their …

These Are the Highest Paying Programming Skills to Have on Your Resume

Programming in general is a valuable skill when it comes to searching for jobs, but employers will pay more for some of them. If you're wondering …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

A startup is pushing an alternative to Facebook by showing how much info we really share

A social media startup called Five wants to give us a new way of communicating with our friends that’s more akin to a dinner table conversation than …

For the First Time Ever, a Computer Passed Turing Test for Artificial Intelligence

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Yesterday, at a University of Reading demonstration in London, a computer convinced human judges …

10 Great Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership

Your grandma really did have some great advice. Science proves what she knew all along about the positive habits of good leaders.<p>What do you get when you cross your grandmother’s advice with the latest research in neuroscience?<p>According to Eric J. McNulty, this unlikely intersection holds the key …

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In what is likely his final press interview as Microsoft CEO (part of which you can read, here, on this very website), Steve Ballmer was reflective. Sure, the company tripled revenues and doubled profits since he took the reins in 2000 — but it also made mistakes, he acknowledged.<p>“I pride myself on …

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The No. 1 challenge in any relationship, whether it’s with your mate or your 1,000 employees, is communication. Company owners can be crystal clear on the key priorities, issues, and metrics for their business, but this stuff can become one big blur for the team if leaders are not communicating it …

Graphene - the new wonder material

Scientific interest rolls in for a material that is more solid than steel and a better conductor than copper<p>The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared …

The Only Banana Recipes You'll Ever Need

It's just as good at breakfast as with an afternoon coffee or tea, or for dessert, drizzled with warm chocolate sauce.<p><i>Lauren Salkeld, photo by Lara Ferroni</i><p>There are so many reasons for banana bread's popularity. As a quick bread, it's not only easy to make, but fast. Banana bread is also one of the …

Recipes

Five Brand Habits of Successful Businesses

Can you name the brands associated with the following taglines? <i>"Just do it." "Think different." "Moving at the speed of business."</i> I bet you named at least one, if not all. In case you aren't sure, they represent Nike, Apple and UPS, respectively. These companies have created legacy brands that are …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

For fans of the coast, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is full of spectacular coastlines, many of which are more famous for their breathtaking views, cultural heritage and unique geography than for their hazy beach-bum appeal.<p>Summer has officially drawn …

Amalfi Coast

(Images) 60 Colorful Picture Quotes To Empower Your Life

We have created a collection of <i>powerful self development picture quotes</i> to remind you of your true power and potential that is deep inside of you and …

Motivation

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

How Body Language Can Define a Leader

Photo courtesy of istockphoto/AjFilGud<p>In a tough market, job applicants must take every available opportunity to stand out to employers. In addition, …

From Reactive to Proactive ManagementGetting out of "Firefighting" Mode

© iStockphoto<br>davelogan<p>Keep the blaze of your team's work under control.<p>Imagine that you're managing two important projects. Project A should be …

Project Management

8 Traps Successful Leaders Must Avoid

When an organization is performing well, investments in talent and innovation should be at full-throttle. As recent history has shown, companies tend to get complacent when they are on top, instead of sustaining their momentum through strategic focus. Great leaders know how to keep momentum alive …

10 Job Interview Tips From A CEO Headhunter

Whether you’re being interviewed to be an intern or a CEO, you’re going to run into a few notoriously tricky questions–here’s a road map of what you’ll be asked, and how to craft impressive answers to even the toughest questions.<p>No two situations are ever exactly the same, but as a general guide, …

Developing Mindful Leaders

Organizations invest billions annually on a success curriculum known as “leadership development,” which ends up leaving so much on the table. Training and development programs almost universally focus factory-like on inputs and outputs — absorb curriculum, check a box; learn a skill, advance a …