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To Boost Your Productivity 1,000 Percent, Practice This One Habit Daily for One Year

Getting up an hour earlier and making good use of the time is the surest way to make every day far more productive.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, my …

Time Management

Hiring In Tech: Potential Over Experience

The Japanese word “kaizen” translates to “improvement” or “change for the best.” In business, kaizen refers to the long-term approach of achieving incremental changes in processes in order to improve efficiency and quality of all employees. In the fast-pace world of tech, embracing the kaizen …

Human Resources

Josh Bersin on the 21st Century Career ‘Experience’

×<p><i>Next-generation career advancement may require diverse skills and thinking. CMOs can prepare by continually exposing themselves and their teams to new opportunities.</i><p>The 21st-century career is evolving into a series of development experiences, each providing an occasion to acquire new skills, …

Human Resources

Craving an Easy Shrimp Dinner? Make This Curry

For me, every meal begins at the market — in this case, the fish market. The routine is always the same: Check what’s on display, find the most fetching option and consider guests’ tastes (and the contents of my wallet). Take the plunge.<p>On a recent trip, I saw many attractive possibilities, but it …

Seafood

What is a backdoor Roth IRA?

In late 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, changing several features of the tax code.<p>The standard deduction increased to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly for seniors. For high income earners, the new tax law allows a backdoor approach that enables …

Retirement

Plum uses AI to hire people ‘that never would have been discovered through a traditional hiring process’

Recruiters have a bias problem. A 2017 meta study from Northwestern, Harvard, and the Institute of Social Research in Norway found that hiring prejudice against black candidates hasn’t changed in the last 25 years, and that Latinos have only seen a “moderate” drop. It is not just races and …

Human Resources

Our 10 Easiest Skillet Meals — Recipes from The Kitchn

There's a reason skillet dinners have a regular place in my meal plans: These one-pan dinners are easy to pull off any night of the week and they …

Cooking

How To Use The 4 Ds Of Effective Time Management

Do you sometimes struggle with time management?<p>Or does the day lack enough hours to attend to your projects, habits, commitments and more?<p>When half past five rolls around, do you look at your to do list and feel you didn’t accomplish much of anything?<p>If you’re struggling to take charge of the day, …

Time Management

This Chicken Enchilada Skillet Feeds a Hungry Crowd — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

Add This 1 Thing to Your To-Do List to Start Smashing Through Your Work

You have the tasks figured out. But do you know exactly when you'll tackle each one?<p>Science shows that the "humble" to-do list actually can be incredibly powerful. Make one at night with actionable steps for the upcoming day, for example, and you might actually sleep better knowing what you're …

Time Management

The Best Travel Clothes for Everything from a Weekend Getaway to a Week-Long Business Trip

Now that summer is upon us, a summer getaway is the next logical step. Unlike the weekend at the beach, where you’ll need little more than a …

Clothing

Want to Be a Millionaire by Retirement? Here's How Much You'll Need to Save Each Month

It's possible to save $1 million by the time you retire -- if you start early enough.<p>Saving for retirement is one of the biggest investments you'll …

Retirement

52 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Success in Your Career and Personal Life

Sometimes all you need is one little spark. So here are 52 to choose from.<p>While there are as many ways to define success as there are people, there is one thing we all have in common: We're all trying to be more successful. (That's why I wrote a book about achieving huge goals.)<p>Since success starts …

Motivation

I've spent thousands of hours studying successful people — and they all approach life with the same mindset

<i>The following is an adaptation from Alex Banayan's "The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Career":</i><p>For the past seven years, I've been studying success obsessively.<p>I've spent thousands of hours researching, poring over hundreds of …

Success

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

Mother-of-two who feeds her family of four for under $1.55 per meal

A month's worth of dinners for less than $200: Thrifty mother-of-two who feeds her family of four for just $1.55 PER MEAL shares her top tips for …

Healthy Eating

26 Romantic Recipes to Make for Someone You Love (Including Yourself) — Recipes from The Kitchn

Skip the fuss of making a fancy dinner reservation this weekend and spend the night in making a delicious meal for the ones you love.Whether it's …

Cooking

Want to Remember the Notes You Take? Here's Why You Need to Write Them By Hand

Handwriting notes has been proven to solidify thoughts better than typing, helping us retain information.<p>It's the worst feeling. We get a call or an email suddenly reminding us that a project is due or an important meeting has passed by and we've totally forgotten it.<p>I'm no stranger to the pitfalls …

Productivity

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. Most of us …

Time Management

The Most Important Retirement Chart You'll Ever See

Want to amass $1 million -- or more -- for your retirement? This very cool chart shows how you can do it.<p>For most of us, retirement will be only as …

Retirement

15 Easy Meals You Can Whip Up With A Can Of Black Beans

It's one of the most versatile grocery store items.

Cooking

The 5 Best To-Do List Apps to Boost Your Productivity

Looking for an app to boost your efficiency and organization? Here are five top choices.<p>6 min read<p><i>In the Women Entrepreneur series Up Your Game, we scope out the best products, apps and services to help make it easier to take your game to the next level.</i><p>We’re all busy. In fact, these days, it’s …

Apps

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

Lonely Planet Editors Agree: These Are the 5 Best Places to Visit in Europe

Summer is fast approaching and if you've been thinking about going on vacation in Europe, Lonely Planet has done the hard work for you. The travel …

European Travel

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

Body Language

A 35-year-old woman and her husband saved $169,000 in 2 years — here's how they did it

A few years ago, a pregnant Jamila Souffrant was in the middle of a four-hour commute from Brooklyn to New Jersey when she asked herself an important question: was this really what she wanted to do for the rest of her life?<p>"It wasn't necessarily about just the commute, but I felt like that was the …

Personal Finance

Thinking of selling your home? Do it before 2020, economists say

Prospective home buyers these days are probably feeling pressure to lock in a deal quickly given skyrocketing home prices across most of the country. …

Real Estate

51 Travel Essentials Travel Experts Never Go on Vacation Without

Whenever I pack, mistakes are made. Though I'm a meticulous list-maker, I always manage to forget something vital—pads and tampons, deodorant, you …

Shopping

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

European Travel

5 Retirement Rules to Live By

Your retirement can be even better and more financially secure if you know these rules and have a smart plan.<p>Rules can be annoying sometimes, but …

Retirement