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Warren Buffett: If you invest this way, 'you can't miss'

When Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett makes investing decisions, he focuses on one thing only: the facts.<p>"You have to be able to play out your …

Investing

This 27-year-old ex-Facebook engineer invented a super popular way to protect Mac PCs from hackers without Apple's help

A tiny security startup called Kolide is starting to make waves within the computer security world.<p>It helps businesses dive into the guts of their employees' Macintosh computers to find all the sketchy things a hacker could use to break into a corporate network.<p>Kolide is on the radar because its …

Long-Term Storage for Long-Handle Tools

One way to get rid of clutter in your storage shed or garage is to do what we did. Screw 16-in. scrap 2x4s at a slight upward angle to each side of a …

15 incredible Netflix hacks that WILL change your life

Netflix is already hugely popular thanks to the range of TV series and films it has to offer - but even its biggest fans may not be aware of these …

7 clever ways to use that USB drive again

Thumb drives used to be so cool. They came in every shape and material, from little plastic rectangles to rubber wristbands, novelty animals, and pens sporting a built-in USB-drive. We used to marvel at the data they contained, easily dragged and dropped into a special icon. They were simple and …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Mobile Passport Will Get You Through Customs and Immigration in Under 60 Seconds

Think Global Entry is quick? The Mobile Passport app is even faster.<p>Around the <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> offices, not having Global Entry is a badge of shame. What kind of travel editor wouldn’t want to make re-entering the U.S. as easy and seamless as possible? Well, this kind. Six years after the …

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

Gardening

Here are the Best Paint Colors for Your Small Bathroom

(Image credit: Our Humble Abode)<p>When it comes to painting small bathrooms, it can be a real challenge to figure out how to make them feel both bigger …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

Public Speaking

9 Powerful MS Excel Features That You May Not Be Aware Of

Do you use Excel often for work? These 9 tricks should help make your life a little bit easier…<p><i>The following is a guest post by</i> <i>Steven Correy</i><i>. Steven</i> …

One way to play the new tax law: Start an LLC

Spurred by ambiguities in the new tax law, accountants are coming up with novel strategies to help entrepreneurs slash their taxes.<p>One of the most notable provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a 20% deduction for qualified business income from so-called pass-through entities, including S …

Retirement

Our Top Slow-Cooker Soup Recipes to Make in 2018

Baby it’s cold outside.<p>There’s nothing like a slow-cooker recipe to help you out during busy weeks. Simply add the ingredients, press a button, and …

9 phrases only MBAs understand

Every industry has its own lingo. Business-school jargon may be especially perplexing to outsiders.<p>To help clear up some of the confusion, we asked two MBA grads about the most unusual terms and phrases they picked up in business school.<p>Paul Ollinger graduated from the Tuck School of Business at …

This One-Pot, No-Roux Macaroni and Cheese Is Crazy Creamy

I am an equal opportunity macaroni eater. I like it baked. I like it made with a roux. I even like it out of the blue box. You may think the …

Edmunds: Before buying used car, consider luxury alternative

Most car shoppers know that a used car can be a fantastic value. In the long run, a used car will usually cost less than a new one, and it will …

What to do if you lose your wallet

You reach into your purse or pocket and your wallet is gone. If your wallet is lost or stolen, don’t panic. Swing into action to help protect …

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

This crock pot corned beef and cabbage recipe is convenient and easy, and it's a complete meal. The corned beef brisket is cooked to perfection in …

Cooking

Apple Shares Fix for File Sharing Issues Following macOS High Sierra Security Update

Apple this afternoon published a new support document that walks users through repairing their file sharing options on their Macs after installing the 2017-001 Security Update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, which was released this morning.<p>Shortly after the security fix was released and users began …

Feit Original Vintage-Style LED review: Nostalgic novelty from an old-looking light - CNET

Nostalgia is big business these days, and even your light bulbs want in. Enter a growing crop of "vintage" LEDs with fake filaments meant to mimic the old-school look of yesteryear's incandescents. Distinctive yet efficient, these classic-looking bulbs want to bring early 20th century lighting into …

How To Profit Off Current Stock Valuations

The market is at its all time high.<p>What's new?<p>In an interview in early October, Buffett briefly spoke of his yardstick of how he determines whether …

This $29 wireless mouse lasts for 3 years on two AA batteries

Do you remember what life was like before the advent of the wireless mouse? All those cables… I cringe just thinking about it. As great as wireless …

This quirky elephant shaped coat hook will bring some order to your hallway

<b>This quirky coat hook is the perfect way to organise your space and bring style to your entryway.</b><p>We all know the hardest part of creating a …

9 Signs an Employee Deserves a Promotion (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Inc.com

Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional employees ask their boss is, "What can I do to get promoted?"<p>For some bosses, the answer to getting promoted is obvious: complete a specific task, gain a certain amount of experience, or simply be the next in …

Employment

5 Design Apps to Help You Plan Home Renovations

If you are tired of the outdated look in your home, you do not need to buy a new home or move to another house. You can remodel your house and give …

Bring butterflies and hummingbirds home with a single plant

The humble scarlet beebalm (<i>Monarda didyma</i>) has a lot to recommend it, especially in eastern North America, where it originated. This easy-care perennial not only attracts bees to your garden, but butterflies and hummingbirds also find it irresistible. It’s a welcome addition to a perennial garden, …

How to Memorize the F-Stop Scale With Simple Math

Off the top of your head, do you know how much more light f/2.8 lets in compared to f/5.6? Do you know the f-stop number that comes after 11? This …