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Ask these 7 questions in a job interview to land the perfect candidate

How many quarters would you need to stack to reach the height of the Empire State Building? How many ping-pong balls fit in a school bus? How do you …

Career Development

10 words you should never use to describe yourself in an interview

Describing yourself as intelligent in a job interview basically tells employers that you think you’re smarter and better than anyone else. This is …

Employment

Mushroom Chicken Piccata Recipe

"Classic Piccata reaches a new peak with the marvelous addition of mushrooms! This is a favorite in our family. Serve with rice and a green salad if …

Recipes

10 Three-Ingredient Cocktail Recipes You Need To Try This Summer

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a tall glass of delicious cocktail. So, beat the heat in style with these three-ingredient summer sips you can make in a jiffy:<p><b>1. Cucumber Lime Margarita</b><p>This skinny no-hangover cocktail makes for a picture-perfect boozy treat that you can enjoy by …

Recipes

This One Sentence Will Help You Get The Job

The interview process—like a lot of things in life—can become unnecessarily over-complicated. Sometimes there are very easy solutions to a challenging situation, which are often overlooked due to its simplistic nature. I’d like to offer you an example of an easy-to-do hack to get the job offer you …

Employment

Proven Style Hacks Every Man Needs To Know

Being a man doesn't always mean you'll know the fastest or best way to get a job done. Manuals and following rules tend to evade us and we're natural …

Cleaning

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Jeff Bezos

10 unconventional habits that will improve your life dramatically

You’ve all heard the cliche success advice to “Work Harder” and “Read More”<p>So I decided to provide you with a few unconventional habits that will …

Self-improvement

Ferrero Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

Easy Italian cupcakes with Nutella buttercream are very popular in Italy right now and are a part of the Italian modern cuisine. I ate them twice …

Recipe: Breakfast Stromboli — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you need a savory showstopper for your next brunch, a pound of pizza dough can be just the ticket to elevate all the ingredients of a breakfast …

15 Essential Houston Taquerias

It’s no secret that Houston is a destination for Mexican cuisine, which is why it’s not really surprising that Space City is home to a bevy of excellent taco purveyors that turn masa into miracles every single damn day.<p>From tender, spit-roasted trompo to earthy, slightly funky mollejas …

Texas

I Emailed Jeff Bezos and Actually Got a Response. Here's Why It's an Astonishing Lesson in Customer Service

Amazon is the gold standard for customer service, which could be its biggest secret to success.<p>Having heard that Jeff Bezos skims his personal email daily for customer complaints, I thought, why not drop Jeffrey a line? Annoyed by random charges in my Amazon Author account, I wrote him at …

eCommerce

The Original {& Best!} Brownie Recipe From 1893!

Usually on my birthday I like to be somewhere exciting and new. This year my birthday fell on a travel date where I would spend most of my birthday …

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Employment

Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Is the Hottest Drink of Summer | Real Simple

Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Pour the rosé into ice cube trays and freeze until solid, 8 hours or overnight.<p>Step 2<p>Combine the …

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Time I

My Sister's Apple Crunch Cake - Whipped

My Sister’s Apple Crunch Cake<p>December 30, 2006<p>Much of my family is from Iowa. It is a state with very nice highways (well maintained, no potholes …

Norwegian Recipes: Easy to Make Apple Cake

I love anything apple-cinnamon flavored and with a touch of vanilla ice cream. Apple Cake is heavenly! I actually like to bake, but I am all for the simpler recipes. I don't have the patience if you have to fly through hoops and hassles to get the result. After all, I am in it for the baked goods …

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup With All the Fixings Recipe

Rich chicken tortilla soup, made from slow-simmered chicken thighs, joins quintessential toppings—avocado, red onion, sour cream, cilantro cheese, tortillas, limes and hot sauce—in this simple, sustaining slow-cooker meal. The broth gets its depth from inclusions such as apple cider vinegar, ancho …

30 Rosés to Drink This Summer

It’s time to think pink again. Here are 30 mouthwatering bottles to help beat the heat.<p>If you’ve been waiting for someone to announce that it’s time …

Experts Say This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Is the Best in the World

The panel behind the World Whiskies Awards — made up of 17 whiskey reviewers, bartenders, spirit industry professionals and former distillers — …

How to respond to ‘Tell me about yourself?’ during an interview

“So, tell me about yourself,” the job interviewer says. Your heart sinks instantly. Here’s how to respond to this question, even if you were hoping …

Employment

12 Sex Toys That Sex Therapists Say Will Change Your Life

We have recommendations for women and men.<p>Let’s talk about sex (toys): Whether you’re single and doin’ it yourself or in a relationship, chances are your sex life could benefit from a little product play.<p>With that in mind, we asked sex therapists to share the sex toys and products they think every …

Taskade is a gorgeous to-do list manager that makes collaboration easy

As someone who struggles with personal organization, I often find myself experimenting with new to-do apps and productivity tools, in order to cure my scatterbrained ways. The latest app I’ve tested is Taskade, from the company of the same name.<p>Taskade’s biggest strength is that it doesn’t do too …

Apps

What words should you never say when being interviewed for a job?

Here are a few that are considered “red flag words” by interviewers. Avoid these because these words don’t do you any favors. I’ve listed …

Employment

Yale's most popular class teaches happiness: 6 lessons you can practice now

When Yale University psychology professor Laurie Santos set out to teach a new course on how to be happy, the reaction was stunning.<p>“Psychology and the Good Life,” which began this semester, is the most popular class in the history of Yale College, with more than 1,200 students enrolled, the Yale …

Happiness

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my 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 windbag who …

Leadership

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

Productivity

Jamie's Feast - Welcome to Jamie's World

The Best Everyday Bourbons

Five under-the-radar bottles that will raise your home bar—but not your budget<p>Looking for a few new bottles for your bar? Stacie Stewart can help. The beverage manager at Whiskey Dry, chef Edward Lee’s soon-to-open Louisville, Kentucky, bourbon-and-burger bar, has spent her career honing her palate …