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5 Powerful Life Lessons From Marcus Aurelius

Aurelius, the ruler of the Roman Empire for almost two decades, was also the author of the immortal "Meditations." "Yet the title," writes Gregory Hays in the introduction, "is one that Marcus himself would surely have rejected. He never thought of himself as a philosopher. He would have claimed to …

13 Skills You Can Master In 10 Minutes Or Less

Most useful skills, such as learning a new language or mastering the art of cooking, can't be conquered in a day.<p>However, there are several important life skills you can pick up almost instantly, and a recent Quora thread polled users on their favorite ones.<p>Here are some of the best responses, with …

How to Parallel Park Perfectly, Every Time

The recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p>Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p><i>Pull alongside the car</i> …

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 …

Forget The Local Cold: Worldwide, It Was Another Hot January

January will go down in the weather history books as the fourth-warmest on record.<p>That's right.<p>No matter how brutal the winter was in North America, especially the Eastern half, it was balanced by warm temperatures elsewhere on the planet.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's …

The Art And Science Of Building Confidence Under Pressure

LinkedIn’s career expert and bestselling author Nicole Williams offers five steps for staying cool when the stress heats up.<p>It was the first day of her very first job and Nicole Williams admits she was “scared sh*tless.”<p>The then newly-minted college graduate was way out of her comfort zone. Coming …

15 Great Pieces Of Life Advice That Never Get Old

The most effective people learn from their own mistakes, and make a significant effort to learn from other people's errors as well.<p>A recent Quora thread asked users for the best advice they've ever gotten.<p>Here are a few of the greatest excerpts, lightly edited for clarity:<p>"A very smart woman I …

4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

Without serious preparation, most cities will be overwhelmed by rising waters. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, from protective wetlands to shipping container reefs.<p>Since most cities are built next to water, the risk of floods threatens more people than any other natural …

3 Things Bosses Should Never Ask Of Their Employees

Manager pressure on employees can make for bad workplace relationships and a stressful office environment. The problem is that sometimes bosses don't realize when they've overstepped boundaries. That's why leadership expert Jeff Haden outlines some of the main things managers should never do in a …

Wall Street's Brightest Minds Share The Best Books They Read In 2013

The responses vary — from works of fiction to nonfiction titles, both new and old.<p>Some deal with finance, but most don't, at least directly.