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9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.<p>While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according to Jay, …

5 Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Learn

No matter your education, founding a company is going to school you. Take these lessons to heart before you get hit with the books.<p>Your idea is probably not new<p>There are very few new ideas. Whatever idea you have come up with, someone else is already working on it, because most ideas and companies …

10 Qualities Of Exceptional Interviewers

Maybe they assume the burden of greatness lies solely with the employee. ("Hey, it's his job to impress me.") But that's short-sighted and, well, stupid.<p>To find the best employees you possibly can, you must be the best interviewer you possibly can.<p>Here are the key qualities of skilled</b> …

One Of Goldman Sachs' Veteran Recruiting Execs Explains What It Takes To Get Hired

Edith Hunt, Chief Diversity Officer and former Head of Talent Management at Goldman Sachs has been helping the bank figure out who gets to join its ranks since the 1990s.<p>In an interview for Open Door, a video series from leading finance career site OneWire, Hunt explains how she creates a diverse …

Financial Goal For Your Twenties: Make No Big Mistakes

<b>Forbes 2013 Investment Guide–Wealth Wizards</b> <b><br>Alexa von Tobel, founder LearnVest</b><p>“The best piece of money advice I’ve ever been given is to look at every single one of my expenditures and to not think about it in today’s dollars but in future dollars. So, for example, if I’m buying something that costs …

How I Learned To Stop Comparing Myself To Others, And Love My Own Ideas

That last bragging tweet by a talented so-and-so got you down? Jealous of a competitor’s Facebook status update? It’s time to step away from the social media, forget about forces you can’t control, and concentrate on only one thing: being the best you realistically can be.<p>When I first started my …

Round Two

The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

Best of April 2013

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

3 Of The Most Inspiring Graduation Speeches Ever

Yes, commencement speeches are often little more than platitudes. But as David Foster Wallace, Jeff Bezos, and Arianna Huffington show us, some platitudes can save your life.<p>After the cherry blossoms have fallen from their branches in rising temperatures of the late springtime, we are every year …