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The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Hedge fund assures investors it has control over American Apparel

The corporate soap opera at<p>American ApparelInc. has taken another dramatic turn.<p>Standard General, the hedge fund that appeared to be riding to ousted Chief Executive Dov Charney's defense, now is portraying itself as American Apparel's best hope for survival — with or without Charney.<p>The New York …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

Your boss doesn’t care about your Facebook, Twitter profiles

For every employee who has spent hours scrubbing their Facebook profile of photos of themselves chumming it up in a bar or deleting posts detailing …

Social Media

5 Ways To Go From Multitasking Muddle To Model Of Efficiency

At his Salt Lake City plant, Jim Holbrook, founder and president of Premier Plastics, applies lean manufacturing principles to make operations as efficient as possible.<p>But it was a different story in his office, before he quit multitasking about a year ago. He was working 12–14 hours a day, six …

Sprint Spark comes to prepaid brands with the $179 LG Volt

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Both Virgin Mobile and Boost Wireless now carry the $179 LG Volt, an Android(s goog) 4.4 smartphone that uses Sprint’s Spark …

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations

Visage makes infographics easy, and they customize palettes for free.<p>If you’re an art director at a media outlet, odds are you have to assign and commission each data visualization you publish. That gets time-consuming, even when the graphic in question is nothing but a small pie chart running …

Data Visualization

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The Perfect Office - Hand of the King Flash Drive, Parrot ZIK Headphones and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet review: One Sony, two devices

After years of extensive testing, I have determined the perfect screen size for watching YouTube videos in bed. It's just over 5 inches. Anything larger and you have to hold the device too far from that ideal chest-perching point, anything smaller and you might as well not bother. Obligingly, Sony …

Target improves online subscriptions, hopes you'll drop Amazon for monthly shipments

Despite some major (and very public) security setbacks these past few months, Target's been hard at work positioning itself as a viable Amazon competitor. In September, the retailer introduced an online subscriptions pilot as an answer to Amazon's "Subscribe and Save" service, offering 200 or so …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés