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Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

How to Turn a Book Into a Handsome Clock | The Art of Manliness

From pocket watches to grandfather clocks, men have long held a fascination with keeping time in stylish and classic ways. What better way to do so …

40+ Passive Income Ideas and Ways to Make Extra Money

Do you want to earn $100, $1000 — or even more — on the side? You can start earning extra income today with the help of this list of ideas I’ve put …

Personal Finance

Best Short Term Investments for Your Money

Do you have some money you need to invest for a short period of time? Maybe you’re saving up for a house and want to earn a little bit of return …

80 Frugal Tips to Save Money | The Art of Manliness

The manliness of frugality cannot be overstated. Frugality cultivates the manly qualities of independence, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, …

Improve Your Listening: 15 Tips to Improve Your Listening | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tony Valdes.</i><p>Welcome back to our three-part series on becoming better listeners. In the previous installment, …

How to Make Smoked Ribs on a Gas Grill | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Mcintyre.</i><p>Learning basic cooking skills was not a priority for me while growing up. The transition from …

Tips for Your First Day and Week at a New Job | The Art of Manliness

This month a couple million students graduated from colleges around the country.<p>If you’re one of them, and through a combination of luck and vigorous …

How to Grout Tile | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ethan Hagan at One Project Closer.</i><p>Grouting tile joints is one of the last steps for installing a tile floor, …

Home Repairs To Do Before You Even Think About Refinancing Your Mortgage

And increased property values can also put homeowners in a better financial position to sell their home without entering short sale territory. But the fact remains: Everyone wants to attain maximum value for their real estate and home repairs can help.<p>So what's the best barometer of a home's true …

Real Estate

Save Money This Christmas by Making Gifts

I heard my first Christmas song over the weekend. That, along with the 75% markdowns on Halloween candy, marks the beginning of the holiday season.<p>I …

Homemade

Six Simple Ways To Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Before making extra payments on your mortgage, make sure there are no prepayment penalties.The following prepayment methods don't require a formal commitment on your part or any help from your bank. For the full story, see "The Best Investment Advice I Ever Received."

10 Most Expensive U.S. Cities to Live In

The most expensive U.S. cities are usually expensive for a reason. Residents pay higher living costs in exchange for favorable geography, climate, …

Why Social Media Advertising Is Set To Explode

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are daily destinations for millions of consumers. Increasingly, their ad products offer targeting according to specific demographics, social connections, interests, and habits.<p>As brands look across a fractured media landscape, where few digital properties …

Beyond The Device: How Mobile Is Driving The Entire Campaign

Mobile’s influence on consumers transcends the device and its features; it has actually inspired an entirely new breed of consumer habits and …

Advertising Industry

Borrowing From Your 401(k) to Finance a Home

"I don't have enough savings for a down payment on a house. Should I borrow from my 401(k) plan?"<p>Borrowing from your retirement plan to fund a down …

How to Save Big Using Dave Ramsey’s Envelope System

During these times when everyone pays with a credit card — or even their phone — budgeting money can be difficult to master. Having to come up with a …

How to Avoid Overdraft Fees

On a hectic weekend of running errands, it’s easy to lose track of checking account transactions along the way. If you overdraw your account, banks …

AD OF THE DAY: Old Spice Makes Its Weirdest Ad Yet

Muscles popping, Crews is simply crazy about how NEW Old Spice shaving gel is. The two new ads are as bizarre as the brand's previous spots. In fact, we think it's safe to say they are weirder than anything that came before.<p>Speaking solar panels, a ripped baby, a giant hospitalized beard man — it's …

Solar Panels

How to Do Your Own Debt Consolidation and Get Out of Debt

Debt consolidation companies often give you a fantastic pitch that promises to help you lower your monthly payments and eliminate debt. All you have …

15 Web Sites for Finding Shopping Deals Online

These resources will help you compare prices, find discounts and score bargains.<p>There's really no reason to pay full retail price for most products …

4 Best Websites for Earning Side Income to Grow Your Savings

Before you can save money, you’ve got to earn it. The web lends a helping hand for those interested in <b>how to make extra money from home</b> with a …

How to Get Free Credit Score (No Credit Card Needed)

<b>Do you want to know your credit score but are not sure where to look?</b> This article will walk you through the three main ways you can check your …

Personal Finance

A Four-Step Financial Guide to Your 20s

Get on the road to financial success before you reach age 30.<p>I recently celebrated my 29th birthday. Well, “celebrated” might be an overstatement …

How to Open a Roth IRA Account (or a Traditional IRA)

You are probably aware of the importance of saving for retirement through some sort of tax-advantaged retirement account. One of the best ways to …

30 Smart Ways to Spend $1,000

You can do a lot with $1,000. In fact, we came up with <b>30 surprising ways to use a grand</b>. For example, you can grow your nest egg or build your brand, …

Hearst Magazines

How To Build A Powerful Gaming PC For $750 -- SSD And Operating System Included

Building a respectable PC gaming system with $750 is no simple endeavor. Sure, the actual assembly is comparable to snapping Legos together, but it’s researching which components play nicest together and finding the sweet spot between price and performance that can be daunting.<p><i>Update 4/22/2013:</i> …

Cold Water Shaving: The Benefits and Pleasures of a Splash of Cold Water | The Art of Manliness

When I watched the HBO series <i>Band of Brothers</i>, I was struck by how the soldiers, ill-supplied, freezing, and wearily dug into the snowy trenches of …