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32 Hidden Gems On Amazon With Near-Perfect Reviews

There are a lot of amazing products in the world but it still never fails to astound me how flippin’ excited people can get over inanimate objects. …

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Linguistics

Doing This 1 Thing Will Make You Fail Every Job Interview

A simple equation can help you do better in an interview.<p>One of the most popular techniques in interviewing today is the the use of behavioral questioning. It's when the interviewer asks you a series of open-ended questions designed to force you to give a detailed answer. The theory is that through …

6 Meeting Hacks (and 1 Weird Tip) That Instantly Boost Your Credibility

Sales demo? VC pitch? Don't let your big opportunity turn into a massive waste of time.<p>This is it: the Big Meeting. You've brought a conference room's worth of people together to make an important decision, close that huge sale, or kick off a new strategic initiative. Trouble is, most of these …

Free, Beautiful Photoshop Mockups You Can Use Without Accreditation

Image via Mockuptime (CC0)<p><b>Like many creatives,</b> designer Ovidiu Tepes from Crevasse Studio enjoys finding quality mockups—especially when they’re free.<p>…

Mockups

London Fog

Ingredients<p>1 Earl Grey tea bag<p>3/4 cups boiling water<p>3/4 cups unsweetened almond milk<p>1 tablespoon liquid honey<p>1/2 teaspoon vanilla<p>Nutritional facts …

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Here's what every Chrome user should do in the wake of #Spectre

The new year kicked off with a bang on Jan. 3 when security researchers revealed two major software vulnerabilities that affect, to some extent, most …

Infographic: 10 Web Design Trends To Keep An Eye Out For In 2018

<b>What’s the direction</b> for web design this year? Branex, the Toronto-based digital marketing and custom web design agency, has compiled 10 web design …

The 10 Most Popular Open Source Front-End Web UI Kits

You can save loads of development time by working with frontend UI kits. The most popular is Bootstrap although far too many homogeneous sites rely …

Web Development

By Asking Himself This 9-Word Question, Tim Ferriss Changed His Life

In his most recent book, <i>Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World,</i> Tim Ferriss openly admits to having at least a partial mid-life crises.<p>Having turned 40 in the year 2017, having had several friends die, and many other key events occur, Ferriss sat to his journal (a common …

Self-improvement

This 7-Step Formula Will Help You Reach Your Dreams in 2018.

If you're serious about achieving your life dreams, learn how to make and use a dream board (aka vision board). Seriously.<p>Any serious achiever knows the importance and effectiveness of writing down their goals. It's not uncommon for very successful people to read their goals list at the beginning …

What interviewers really want to hear when they ask 'Why do you want to work here?'

"So why do you want to work here?"<p>Eventually this question comes up in every interview. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have been and I continue to ask this question all the time.<p>I have learned there is a limited set of answers applicants give in response to this question and one particular …

Employment

This Parenting Mistake Could be Why Anxiety is at an All-Time High

Things have changed a whole lot in the course of a generation.<p>Anxiety has become an epidemic, now eclipsing depression as the most common health disorder, particularly among younger people. While several hypotheses exist which try to point blame for the increasingly common condition, Norwegian …

Instagram Founder Kevin Systrom's 5-Minute Cure for Procrastination

You need just 5 minutes to stop putting off your biggest, scariest goals.<p>Five minutes doesn't seem like enough time to accomplish anything of real importance. That's why, when we have these little scraps of time to spare, we often just throw them away on social media or cat videos.<p>But according to …

Apparently, You Can Unlock Your Creative Potential in Just 7 Steps

Unlocking the secret to creativity isn't always easy—just ask any college student, artist, or writer who's hit that dreaded creative block at the …

10 Instagram Accounts For UI & UX Design Inspiration

Instagram is one of the best sites to find quality UX inspiration. But you need to know who to follow and which hashtags are worth browsing.I’m …

UX Design

The Only Beginner's Guide to Meditation You'll Ever Need

This all-inclusive guide has something for everyone.<p>Meditation is one of those things that you know you need to be doing, like dieting, exercising, …

10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk—and Fast

I woke up the other morning in a <i>bad</i> mood. I wondered if I'd had a nightmare. Nope, I couldn’t recall any. I wasn’t hungover. I hadn’t even checked my …

New York City

The Best Homepage Designs on the Internet and How to Copy Them

People have been predicting the “death of the homepage” for years.But the homepage will never go away.Each site needs a front door to welcome its new …

Marketing

Elegant Logo Templates for Download

Download this amazing set of 70 modern and elegant logo templates for various purposes.William Hansen is a skilled graphic designer who specializes …

Graphic Design

Using Google Trends to Select Website Keywords

If you have a home business and want to increase traffic to your website, one of the most important things you can do is to select the search engine …

7 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

What does your daily routine look like? If you’re like most people, it involves struggling out of bed, having a quick breakfast, waiting for work to …

Coloud launches three wallet-friendly headphones under $40

We've featured Coloud headphones on CNET in the past, but you might recognize the company as the brains behind other personal audio brands like Marshall and Urbanears. Today, the company added three new products to its lineup of budget-conscious headphones: the No. 16 on-ear, the No. 8 lightweight …

Headphones

Statistical Proof That Internet-Only Marketing Isn't Enough

The reality is that a successful marketing effort for any brand, even in 2016, involves both online and offline channels.<p>The reality is that a successful marketing effort for any brand, even in 2016, involves both online and offline channels. Without a comprehensive strategy that involves "new …

Marketing

5 Email Newsletters That Will Teach You More Than a Harvard MBA

These newsletters are packed with content you need day in and day out.<p>When you imagine high-powered CEOs starting their morning, you probably picture them kicking back with a copy of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> or <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> to get a handle on the day's news.<p>But you'd be wrong.<p>Quartz recently …

Four Nosy Questions You Shouldn't Be Afraid to Ask in Your Job Interview

If you prepare for interviews as thoroughly as I think you do, you’ve probably got a (long) list of questions to ask. But you probably also worry …

Career Development

The best beer from every state

There's nothing like a crisp, cold glass of beer when you're ready to unwind, and every state has brews that stand out above the rest.<p>In honor of National Beer Day, we've put together a list of the best beer in every state and Washington, DC, based on reviews from craft-beer authority …

Vacation Bucket List: The Top 10 Trips of a Lifetime

Your complete guide to the must-have travel experiences across the globe.<p>For those of us suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the question is always '<i>where am I going to vacation to next?</i>' If you don't have your travel bucket list already mapped out, luxury travel consortium Virtuoso is …