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The I Word

"Who is your style icon?" Cue *Heavy groan and eyes rolling back into the head* I always feel like I'm being deliberately difficult when I answer …

Mushroom Stroganoff

• 225g brown rice<br>• 2 tbsp Flora Cuisine<br>• 450g pork tenderloin fillet, sliced into strips<br>• 1 red onion, chopped<br>• 225g chestnut mushrooms, sliced<br>• 1 tbsp fresh …

Recipes

Cookbook of the week: Skinny Weeks and Weekend Feasts

This week's featured cookbook is Gizzi Erskine's 'Skinny Weeks and Weekend Feasts'.<p>You’ve heard of the 5:2 diet (five days eating what you want, two days fasting)… Well, this is a back-to-front version of the same principle. Erskine, who made her name presenting <i>Cook Yourself Thin</i> on Channel 4, and …

Beauty for darker skins: How to wear neon makeup

Generally speaking, us darker skinned women have been cajoled into trying a myriad of bright shades over the years – more so than other people, I'd …

Smoked Salmon with Melba Toast and Cucumber Pickle

<i>This smoked salmon with melba toast and cucumber pickle recipe is a wonderful mid-week treat. Relatively low in calories yet incredibly tasty and</i> …

Tenderstem Broccoli Omelette Sushi Roll

<i>If like us you are a fan of Japanese food then you will definitely love this sushi roll. With tenderstem broccoli and absolutely no carbs this recipe</i> …

Google searches can predict stock markets, study finds

Google Trends, a tool that looks at patterns of searches on the Internet, is a potential money-spinner for investors as it provides hints of impending stock movements, a study has revealed.<p>Researchers led by Tobias Preis at Warwick Business School analysed data from Google Trends from 2004 to …

Is caution killing your career? 5 risks you can't afford not to take: http://bit.ly/Y0dUSC

Why Channeling Your Inner Weirdo Helps You Get Ahead At Work

Let that freak flag fly, says an Ogilvy & Mather exec, and success is sure to follow.<p>I have succeeded at five different ad agencies over the course of nearly two decades by sticking to one simple rule: Be a freakin’ weirdo.<p>Weird, you question? Yes, weird. Weird is what fuels individuals in the most …

Why Every Job Seeker Should Have a Personal Website, And What It Should Include

Earlier this month I uncovered seven little-known facts about the job search process. I reported that 80% of job openings are never advertised; the average number of people who apply for any given job is 118; and only 20% of applicants ever get an interview, among other things—and today I …

10 clues from your calendar that you're doing something right: http://bit.ly/Zq6EAA You have plans on Friday after work. Bonus points if you're really looking forward to them.

Gigaom | It’s not just Tumblr — most social networks don’t understand original content

Advertisement<p>The recent shuttering of Tumblr’s Storyboard highlighted the discrepancy between online communities and companies’ efforts to produce …

How to build company culture

Like most companies, we started out with just a small handful of people. Back then everyone knew everything that was going on, and most of us could …

Why wasting time is good for you (and business)

Companies have us believe that drowning in emails and responding to constant interruptions are costing them billions. After all, between trying to …

Business Development

Young professionals are finding a satisfying work-life balance in Riverside, Calif., Philadelphia and Phoenix. http://bit.ly/ZuzO1z

Forbes contributor Deanna Zandt comments on how to make sure your online conversations are productive, using Ann Friedman's brilliant matrix dissecting how to deal with criticism. http://bit.ly/10ONEP6

Presentation Skills: The 10-Minute Steve Jobs Performance That Revolutionized The Music Industry

In a 10-minute presentation on April 28, 2003, Steve Jobs reinvented the music industry and persuaded millions of music lovers to pay 99 cents a song. Ten years ago Apple launched the iTunes Music Store and completely changed how we acquire and enjoy our music. For 99 cents per song users could …

Earning more money makes us happier, says study

Earning more money makes us happier but only if we earn over £75,000, research shows.<p>A study of 1,014 people of varying incomes showed that as soon as earnings rises, the share of respondents describing themselves as very happy goes up, while those saying they were not too happy goes …

Lloyds's £4bn gilty secret is out ... and over

Everybody loves gilts at the moment and probably no one more than Lloyds chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio. Yet again, another set of the bank’s results have been given a welcome boost by the sale of a slug of UK government bonds.<p>In the first three months of this year Lloyds made a profit of …

The Anywhere Worker: How to keep your team connected

<i>This article is sponsored by Citrix GoToMeeting.</i><p>With the rise of remote workers, you may be wondering what’s inside the toolkit of a mobile, …

Remote Working

The changing face of maternity leave

More than half of Britain’s working fathers want to cut their hours and play a bigger role in bringing up their children, according to a recent …

Fab's co-founders Jason Goldberg and Bradford Shellhammer launched an inventory-based commerce operation and brick-and-mortar presence this week as part of a five-year plan. The company has called out IKEA and Amazon as its targets in ambitious hopes to become the world's top online design retailer. http://bit.ly/10qlbaR

Confidence As a Skill: Lessons From Diane Von Furstenberg

I had the pleasure of listening to a discussion between Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter and Founder & CEO of Square and iconic fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg this past week as part of Innovation Uncensored.<p>One of Jack’s first questions to her was what she had hoped to become when she …

Yahoo! chief Marissa Mayer to give gifts to staff who have pets

Yahoo! chief executive Marissa Mayer will give gifts to employees who have babies or adopt puppies and kittens as part of a campaign to bolster morale at the internet company.<p>"We've been very focused on making Yahoo! the absolute best place to work," a spokesman for the company said in an email …

This ingenious cookbook uses infographics to explain recipes, instead of words: http://trib.al/IjDePBH

House prices dip in April, says Nationwide

British house prices dipped unexpectedly in April from the previous month but a recent extension to the government's cheap credit scheme should buoy the market in coming months, according to Nationwide.<p>In its latest house price index, the lender said house prices inched down 0.1 percent on the …

Google faces fresh grilling by MPs over tax

Google faces a fresh grilling by MPs over its tax affairs, after alleged inconsistencies emerged in how the web giant claims its London staff do not sell advertising to British clients.<p>Matt Brittin, head of Google's northern European operations, will be called again to face the Public Accounts …

High stakes

SO FAR it is a matter of a few military tents, a handful of shivering soldiers and a disagreement over a remote and never-demarcated line in the …

Amanda Knox: I want to visit the grave of Meredith Kercher

Amanda Knox has said she wants to visit the grave of Meredith Kercher, the British student whose murder she faces a retrial over.<p>Knox, giving her …

8 Ways To Undermine Yourself As A Leader

As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time honing our leadership style and working tirelessly to ensure our teams are motivated to work with us. There are countless resources to improve on various attributes you utilize both in and out of the office, but there’s less information readily available on …