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14 Foods you shouldn't buy - make your own!

Want to cut your weekly shopping bill in half and eat healthier too? There are some foods you just shouldn't bother buying at the supermarket. You …

Healthy Eating

Liking Windows 10 so far? Here's how to make it even better

Windows 10 is great; if you’re on a Windows 7 or 8 PC, there’s virtually no reason not to upgrade.<p>That said, there are so many new features and settings that sorting through them all can become overwhelming, and you could be missing out on making the most of your Windows 10 experience.<p>Don’t worry …

Windows 10

The IAC Building

How To Explain You're Changing Jobs For The Money

<b>Gary:</b> Hi Liz! I’m about to start a new job search.<p><b>Liz:</b> That sounds great. What kind of job are you looking for?<p><b>Gary:</b> The usual — Product Management.<p><b>Liz:</b> What are you looking for in your new job that you don’t have in your current job?<p><b>Gary:</b> Honestly?<p><b>Liz:</b> Is it a secret?<p><b>Gary:</b> Actually, I could use …

Employment

Nobel Winner’s Math Is Showing S&P 500 Unhinged From Reality

If you sold every share of every company in the U.S. and used the money to buy up all the factories, machines and inventory, you’d have some cash …

How to Get Clients

Let’s face it – everyone is in sales. From the neighborhood babysitter who wants to pack her weekend sitting schedule to the public accountant …

How to grow orchids at home

You don't need a green thumb to make them re-bloom. Promise.<p>You went to the grocery to get a quart of milk and came home with an orchid. How did that …

Why you should stop using these words in emails

Do you know how you sound in emails?<p>Without the benefit of being able to hear people’s vocal inflections or see their faces, it can be challenging to …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

How to get your next job without applying for it

If you’ve looked for a job recently, the first thing you probably noticed is that the recruitment process is broken. You could be perfectly qualified …

German government bonds are about to go negative

Germany's benchmark for how much it costs the government to borrow money is plunging lower and lower — and on this trend, it's just a matter of time before investors are actually paying to hold the government's debt.<p>The 10 year bund yield, which is the most commonly used indicator of how much or …

8 DIY Tutorials To Make Your Own Fire Pit

The Summer months are around the corner and with those warmer days, come later evenings and more time to spend outdoors relaxing. If you are like me …

Tutorials

The Most Common Mistake People Make In Calculating ROI

Your company is ready to make a big purchase — a fleet of cars, a piece of manufacturing equipment, a new computer system. But before anyone writes a check, you need to calculate the return on investment (ROI) by comparing the expected benefits with the costs. Analyzing ROI isn’t always as simple …

Why SCRUM Backlogs lead to bad Product Decisions

I used to be a huge fan of SCRUM sprints and backlogs when it comes to planning software projects but the more I dive into product management the …

No. Agile Does Not Scale.

(but agility scales quite well, thank-you-very-much)<p>Without a doubt, Agile development has been one of the most successful global movements in the …

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

Science says these 9 tactics will help you win any argument

We've scoured the research and compiled the following science-backed tactics that will help you win any argument.

Here’s Why People Trust Human Judgment Over Algorithms

You’d think after years of using Google Maps we’d trust that it knows what it’s doing. Still, we think, “Maybe taking the backroads would be faster.”<p>That’s an example of what researchers call “algorithm aversion”: even when an algorithm consistently beats human judgment, people prefer to go with …

Machine Learning

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail.<p>Prefer to get the news as it happens? Follow us on social media.

How to Manage an Underperforming Employee | Inc.com

Dealing with underperformers is one of the more challenging aspects of being a manager. Approaching an employee to discuss their shortfalls and coming up with a plan of action is often something we dread and even the most well-intentioned manager may avoid doing this part of their job. But letting …

Management

Five Ways Cheapskate Employers Justify Their Low Salaries

We got a call from Adriana, who was a client of ours a few years ago. “I thought this would make you guys laugh,” she said. “I got a call from a headhunter about a job opportunity in a startup that just got ten million dollars in funding.”<p>“Hurrah for you!” we said.<p>“I’m not going to to the …

Employment

Browse Anonymously with a DIY Raspberry Pi VPN/TOR Router

Surf the Internet securely with your very own portable WiFi VPN/TOR router. You can configure a Raspberry Pi with Linux and some extra software to connect to a VPN server of your choice. The VPN connection encrypts your internet traffic so that hackers and spies can’t figure out what web sites you …

How to Solve a Problem In 3 Steps -- Define It, Redefine It, Repeat

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses often follow a define-plan-execute method of problem solving: spend time up front rigorously defining a problem, develop a solution plan, and execute.<p>This sounds simple enough, but businesses large and small inevitably spend …

Should I Cash In My Employee Stock Options?

Like any relationship, the one between you and your options is complicated.<p>In the past two decades startups have become one of the dominant forms of doing business. They have accounted for about 40% of jobs created during that time—and that even takes into account startup closures.<p>And with that, …

Lems Boulder Boot

Lems Shoes is the brainchild of Andrew Rademacher, he started the company with the hopes of finally creating a shoe he believed would properly fit …

Turning Your Raspberry Pi Into a Personal Web Server

Introduction: Turning Your Raspberry Pi Into a Personal Web Server<p><b>LAMP</b> is an acronym that stands for <b>L</b>inux<b>A</b>pache<b>M</b>ySQL<b>P</b>HP and are components required …

MIT's Introduction to Algorithms, Lecture 15: Dynamic Programming - good coders code, great coders reuse

This is the tenth post in an article series about MIT's lecture course "<b>Introduction to Algorithms</b>." In this post I will review lecture fifteen, …