Annette DeJong

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Upworthy: I Thought This Website Was Crazy, but What Happened Next Changed Everything

The Internet's latest viral wizard matches smart technology and lily-white earnestness to market "stuff that matters" online, and the Gates Foundation is buying.<p>The first blockbuster hit came from an unlikely source: Irish talk radio.<p>In 2010, Michael D. Higgins, then a foreign-policy spokesperson …

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room | Inc.com

I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)<p>I have never been good at the kind of networking where you're supposed to walk into a room full of strangers and walk out with …

Self-awareness

The US is buying more from China than ever before

Remember the great rebalancing of the global economy? Of course you don’t. It never happened.<p>During the darkest moments of the deep recession that followed the financial crisis, there was plenty of talk about the need rejigger the orientation of giant global economies. China was supposed to tilt …

Economics

Corn Ethanol Hurts Environment

Finally! 15 Stylish Boots for Winter Weather

There’s a bit of a Goldilocks dilemma when it comes to finding a stylish pair of winter boots. While snow shoes are too big and bulky, your average fall booties are just a little too basic for winter wear. So when it comes down to it, turn to these 15 chic boots that don’t sacrifice style for …

Leaving Behind the Red Lip

A long time crimson devotee discovers the allure of nude.<p>Growing up in Texas, red lipstick was a right of passage. My very first one perfectly matched the cranberry silk two-piece that I had made by hand for my freshman year homecoming dance. After that, I put on a true cherry shade (and stark blue …

Obama's critic-in-chief strikes again

President Bill Clinton — the man President Barack Obama once dubbed his “Secretary of Explaining Stuff” — once again has some explaining of his own to do with the Obama White House.<p>In an interview released Tuesday, Clinton called for a fix to the Affordable Care Act that would put an end to the …

5 Favorites: Mattress Toppers

I firmly believe the secret to a great bed is a mattress topper. While I love a good hard mattress (attribute it to years spent visiting <i>ryokans</i> in …

9 Unfortunate Truths About Juicy, Scrumptious Bacon

America has an undeniable love affair with bacon. On average, Americans each eat about 18 pounds of bacon a year. And considering the number of people who don't eat pork or any meat at all, some of them are scarfing down a disproportionate number of the approximately 5,760,000,000 pounds of pig …

Good News for the Cable Guys! Subscriber Numbers Dropped Again.

There’s not much need to debate cord-cutting anymore: The pay-TV industry is losing subscribers.<p>But we still don’t have a handle on the <i>rate</i> of loss, …

Pay-TV

27 Cool Tech Gifts to Surprise Your Loved One With

#11 will banish low-battery panic forever.<p>Whether you're shopping for technophobes <i>or</i> tech-elites, there's something here that'll make every friend or family member happy.

Billionaire's Meatloaf from Alex Hitz

It's beloved as comfort food, but this classic dish can hold its own at even the fanciest affairs.<p>When I moved to New York in the mid-1990s, there were so many hostesses and hosts who gave easy, elegant, fun lunches and dinners. They were well known for their parties, and though varied in their …

Food Industry Quietly Concedes ‘Natural’ Labels Mean Nothing

After a slew of lawsuits, major food brands are finally starting to drop the “natural” claims from their products’ labels. Why? Well, people are onto …

Les Miserables Book Scarf - Infinity Scarf, Literary Scarf, Victor Hugo , Book Lover, Books, Reading, Teacher Gift

Wrap up with a good Book Scarf! Let everyone know about your great taste in books with a page from Victor Hugo's Les Miserables on an infinity scarf.<p>This patented Storiarts Book Scarf is cream colored, made from American-made super soft 100% cotton knit fabric, about 63" in circumference and 12" …

Lululemon co-founder on too-sheer yoga pants: Not for 'some women's bodies'

A few months back, Lululemon Athletica’s too-sheer yoga pants transformed some women’s workouts into unintentional peep shows. This week a company co-founder spoke out about the fabric flap, calling it a “mistake” on Lululemon’s part and also attributing some of the problems to certain women’s body …

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Says More Employers Need To Follow Costco's Example

WASHINGTON -- Count Labor Secretary Thomas Perez among the many admirers of Costco.<p>In a speech in the nation's capital on poverty Tuesday, Perez singled out the big-box retailer as one chain that's managing to pay decent wages in a service industry that employs millions of the working poor.<p>"There's …

Google Has Its Own Barge, And Isn't Telling Anyone What's On It

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29 (Reuters) - How badly does Google want to keep under wraps a mysterious project taking shape on a barge in San Francisco Bay? Badly enough to require U.S. government officials to sign confidentiality agreements.<p>At least one Coast Guard employee has had to sign a non-disclosure …

Gunn Laws

Tim Gunn, Project Runway mentor and fashion guru, solves your style conundrums.<p><b>PRINTED MATTERS</b><p><b>Q.</b> I really loved seeing all the mixed prints on the runways, but I'm not sure how to make them work. Any suggestions? <b>A.</b> I have become a huge fan of pattern mixing. I write "have become" because I used to …

7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Thinking about wearing that red tie to a meeting with the managing director today? You might want to think again.<p>Body language and nonverbal communication can have a big impact on your professional life and can ultimately make or break a deal, business …

How to get a recruiter to notice you on LinkedIn

Demonstrate you are worthy of the introduction.<p>After Sandy Baldonado applied for a number of promising positions via professional networking site LinkedIn and received no response, she began to wonder: was her resume being purposely or accidentally overlooked? Her marketing skills were a fit. But …

Employment

The 15 Most Desirable Employers In The World

What companies do it the best?<p>LinkedIn analyzed billions of interactions on its platform to identify 100 companies with the highest brand engagements. These are also companies that employees want to work for the most.<p>"A company's talent is its greatest strength, but hiring top talent isn't easy," …

Employment

35 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Right Up

Autumn weather calls for serious comfort food.<p>These autumn dishes check off every box. They're filling, easy to make and perfect for a chilly fall day.

Michelle Obama And Daughters Wear Fall's Biggest Trends To Church Services (PHOTOS)

Those Obama girls are such trendsetters. On a trip to church on Sunday, Michelle Obama led her stylish brood in showing off some of the season's key looks.<p>FLOTUS and Sasha coordinated in shades of deep purple, and Michelle kept the hue current with a pair of black thigh-high boots. And Malia's …

The Ultrasound Beauty Secret

Are high-frequency waves the trick to a younger face, shiny hair, and a better body? Emily Dudding investigates.<p><b>AT THE EXHALE SPA</b> on Manhattan's Central Park South, aesthetician Livia Fagaras shines a bright light on my face, pinches, prods, and finally proclaims that my skin "has potential." While …

Ranking Glassdoor's 25 Highest Paying Companies for Software Engineers

Competition for software engineers continues to accelerate, with salaries being an area employers compete aggressively on to win talent.<p>This week Glassdoor published the study, 25 Highest Paying Companies for Software Engineers 2013. Juniper Networks leads all 25 companies tracked in the study with …