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The world’s best mesh Wi-Fi system now boosts any router you already have

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about mesh Wi-Fi systems even if you don’t already own one. These next-generation wireless internet solutions use a …

Wi-Fi

Your Company Doesn’t Need a Women’s Network

Another women’s conference finds another predominantly female group of HR Directors seeking to improve the gender balance in their firms. In reality, women are working far too hard at an issue actually beyond their power to solve. Corporate leaders must recognize that additional women-dominated …

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

How a Busy Mom Preps for the Whole Week

Meal prep intimidates me—and I'm a food editor. I picture an enormous collection of coordinating plastic containers, meticulously chopped vegetables, …

Snapchat is confusing, so here's how the company is teaching older investors how to use it

But since it's asking investors who are typically older to invest in its IPO, Snap included a handy 10-slide guide to navigating and using the app, which has 158 million daily users, according to a financial filing published on Thursday.<p>Here's how to use Snapchat, the disappearing messages app, …

App Store

10 Epic Drives in the U.S. National Parks

Pack your hiking shoes, your camera and some camping gear, because some of the most epic drives in the United States are hidden inside National Parks …

7 Books That Will Change Your Life

Over the past few years I've been on a learning and self-discovery journey and have come across some amazing books that have literally transformed my life.<p>A wise man once told me "the greatest investment that you can ever make is in yourself." How true! And these books have helped me to make a …

Best Craft Beers

From centuries-old German cloisters to forward-thinking Spanish breweries, top-shelf craft beers are popping up in the unlikeliest of places -- and bringing with them exciting new innovations and flavors.<p>While Americans have been drinking microbrews for more than two decades, the artisan ale trend …

Flavors

Why Are Morning Runners So Happy?

<i>By Teal Burrell for Runner's World</i><p>If you're a morning runner who is often out the door before you have breakfast, a new study suggests that you might be more likely to experience the runner's high.<p>The theory revolves around a hormone called leptin. Leptin is linked to feelings of fullness and …

Research

Values-Based Leadership and Empowering Women: Interview With CEO of IKEA Group

Today's modern business dialogue focuses a great deal on the "how-to" of empowering women in business leadership positions. But what does it really take to transition from talk to concrete and substantive action in recruiting, retaining and advancing women at work?<p>Promoting women to top-management, …

Equal Pay For Equal Work: We Shall Overcome

<i>By Lilly Ledbetter and Linda D. Hallman</i><p>Five years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law, American women are almost no closer to receiving equal pay for equal work. We’re not where we should be, and we expect that to change.<p>In 2009 the fight for fair pay had built up momentum. …

Women in the Workplace: A Research Roundup

We all expect to be judged on our merits at work—to be recognized for our accomplishments and our unique talents, insights, and efforts. But does that actually happen? A variety of recent research by business, psychology, and sociology scholars offers a window into women’s collective experiences in …

You Need To Change How You Talk About Diversity

Here’s the good news: It’s 2014 and most senior leaders, when asked directly, will tell you that they’re committed to getting more diversity, including more gender diversity, into their organizations.<p>The bad news: when you ask them why, they generally put you to sleep.<p>That’s the key takeaway of a …

How To Get More Women In Tech And Business

Last week a good friend in the VC space came into town and invited me to a tech cocktail hour held by a local incubator. I am rarely able to attend local events in Dallas because I am often on the road due to speaking engagements, but since I was in town, I gladly went. The first thing which struck …

To Get Young Women Into Tech, Focus on Successes

Mom and Dad hoped you’d be an actress—and your brother a lawyer. Grandma and grandpa bought you Barbie and Easy Bake—your brother got K’Nex and a science kit. Your math teachers were all men. Da Vinci, Franklin and Edison, all men. You had Bill Gates and Steve Jobs to admire—but no Marissa Mayer …

Women will leave unless businesses do three key things

In my early thirties, I was forced to quit the best job I had ever had.<p>As a senior executive of a global public company, I had a diverse challenging …

The Tech Sector Needs More Women; Here's How You Can Make It Happen

Despite years of widespread discussion and a number of high profile female leaders, most Silicon Valley technology companies remain boys’ clubs. Women remain sparsely represented at venture capital firms, in corporate boardrooms and in executive suites – and they remain a distinct minority among …

The best way to close the gender pay gap is to make salaries public

In the weeks before her ouster as New York Times executive editor, Jill Abramson found out that she was making “considerably” less than her male predecessor, Bill Keller, the New Yorker’s Ken Auletta reports. A Times spokesman pushed back against Auletta’s assertion, telling Business Insider that …

Wage Discrimination: What Women Can Do To Beat It

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>When Gozde Aksay moved from Seattle to New York City in 2010 to work for a big financial firm, she was so excited to get the offer, she didn’t negotiate her salary or think to inquire what others in her position made.<p>“I didn’t really know how expensive New …

What Good, Gender Neutral, Leadership in Tech Looks Like

Over the past few years, a flurry of news stories has cropped up zeroing in on high-profile tech leaders. Would you rather have Mark Zuckerberg as a boss, or Marissa Mayer? Sheryl Sandberg or Jeff Bezos? Now that tech CEOs are modern day rock stars, it’s easy to get caught up in their mythos, and …

Pave Your Own Path, Play To Win: Top Advice For Women Leaders

What does it take to close the gender gap and get more women into the senior roles? Plenty! Of course there is a long list of things that need to change before we see as many women sitting at the senior decision making as we do men. Needless to say, closing the gender gap has become an increasingly …

US Lags Europe In Women In Technology Leadership

Silicon Valley Bank’s fifth annual <i>Innovation Economy Outlook</i> survey is out, and this year, SVB decided to focus on one topic in particular, in addition to conducting its general survey. “We asked,” reads the group’s report, “1,200 tech executives in innovation hubs around the world about the …

Damned If We Do: How Women And Minorities Get Penalized For Promoting Diversity

According to a new study, the best people to promote diversity in hiring are . . . white men?<p>As Madeleine Albright famously intoned, “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”<p>Many women and minorities who have worked hard to get in a position to make hiring and …

Women And Minorities Penalized For Promoting Diversity, Study Says

Ever hear that women and minorities are loath to promote their own kind?<p>A new study turns that premise on its head — and then some.<p>Although white males are now outnumbered by women and minorities two to one in the workforce, they still make up the vast majority of executives. For instance, among …

How To Succeed When Your Boss Doesn't Have Time For You

For employees who are used to being micromanaged or butting heads with their boss, having a manager who keeps his or her distance may seem like a dream—or at least, a pretty good problem to have.<p>But to really succeed in your job—especially if you’re brand new to the industry or job function—it’s …

Gender Balance Is Hard, but It’s Not Complicated

Large, established organizations are finally starting to accept that gender imbalances are a business problem. Yes, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella recently lit up the blogosphere with his unfortunate suggestion that women should not ask for pay raises. (He quickly apologised.) But gaffes like his …

Women In Tech: 10 Steps To Ensure Your Career And Salary Growth

There are 10 important steps women can take to ensure they succeed and develop their career, according to JJ DiGeronimo, a successful entrepreneur who advises many women on their growth in business.<p>The advice, for women in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries, is issued …