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One Face-to-Face Interview and You're Out! Why? - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

You worked diligently on your résumé and cover letter, polishing them to perfection. Then you submitted them both for a position you sought. Soon …

Employment

7 Ways Managers Make Their Teams Miserable

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but in many offices the Ebeneezer Scrooge approach to management is alive and well. The worst managers lead to decreased performance, a slump in engagement and even increased employee turnover: far and away the most common reason individuals give for quitting their job …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

Weird Facts About Boobs

11 Weird Facts About Your Breasts<p>Mounds of fascinating, bizarre, and pretty neat factoids about your girls<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Women Are Buying Bigger Bras<p>The average woman says she now wears a 34DD-sized bra, according to data from lingerie retailer Intimacy. That's up from a 34B 20 years ago! (To put …

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Wax | Women's Health

<b>DON’T forget to research the salon.</b> When deciding which places are legit, ask a friend to recommend a salon she trusts—or swing by the place to make sure it’s clean. You can also use reviews from sites like Yelp to figure out if others had a good experience there. And of course, if you’re at a …

6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future

Technology and innovation can be frustrating to watch in action. That’s because there usually isn’t much action — just incremental change with …

5 Ways People Kill Their Career Potential...And May Not Realize It

As researchers who study appreciation and value creation in the workplace, it would be easy for us to write an article about killing career potential (both yours and your coworkers) by being a jerk at work. But, that’s not the only thing that kills potential.<p>We were curious about the opposite of …

6 New Ideas That Could Help You Retire Better

A great new retirement account, the case for an overlooked workplace savings plan, a push to make your town more retiree-friendly, and more good news …

Retirement

How To Pronounce Luxury Brand Names

Imagine you’re making your very first red carpet appearance. “Finally,” you think, “I’ve made it.” You’re thrilled to be there, mixing and mingling …

Fake 8 Hours Of Sleep In 8 Minutes

When life gets in the way of solid snooze time, the first place it shows is on your dial for everybody to see. Want to avoid all that stress? It's important to know the best ways to trick everyone into thinking you switched off the lights well before those a.m. hours rolled around.<p>Ahead, we've …

10 steps to take if you hope to retire soon

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>As we run through our daily to-do lists — go to work, attend meetings, battle traffic, …

Retirement

8 Foods Celebrity Fitness Trainers Won't Eat

<b>Tara Stiles: Alcohol</b><br>If you want to erase a few years from your face, then stop with the fancy cocktails, says yogini Tara Stiles: "No one wants to hear this one, but if you want your body to operate optimally and look fantastic—and younger—avoid alcohol." If Tara's client, Brooklyn Decker, is …

Eliminate 5 Odors In a Pinch | Men's Health

<b>The smelly situation:</b> Your breath is going south in the middle of a date.<p><b>Sidestep the stink:</b> You brush twice a day and swish plenty of mouthwash, but in between cleanings, your mouth still feels funky. Blame bacteria and mucous settling on the back of your tongue, says Bruce Paster, Ph.D., of …

The beginner's guide to creating a podcast, according to the pros

Podcasts are so hot this season.<p>With the outpour of podcast obsessions (thanks, <i>Serial</i>), we've probably all thought to ourselves, "How hard can it …

10 signs your boss doesn’t like you

Does your boss really like you? While it’s true that you don’t have to be bosom buddies with your boss in order to do your job, it certainly makes …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

The Brain

10 career choices you’ll regret in 20 years

Every day we are faced with choices in our careers that will affect us over the long term. Should I volunteer for that new project? Should I ask for …

The 12 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals

Based on data from online education platform Coursera, we compiled a list of the 12 most popular, free online classes for working professionals.<p>Here they are, ranked by popularity:<p>Coursera's most popular course offers an introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics …

Computer Science

10 Ways You're Losing Money

10 Ways You’re Secretly Losing Money<p>Try these smarter solutions for saving—and earning—more cash<p>Optimism is great, but a smile won’t help you save money.<p>According to a recent poll from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, 56 percent of respondents predicted that they will be in a better …

How Android 5.0 lets you get raw for better photos

Programmers have begun unlocking a new feature in Google's new Lollipop mobile OS: the ability to shoot photos in raw format, which adds new flexibility in image quality.<p>For more than a decade, photographers using traditional cameras have been able to get higher image quality by "shooting raw." The …

Mobile Photography

70 Apps Every Professional Should Know About and Use

December is a great time to reflect on how your previous year went and what you can improve upon in the future. And as we near the beginning of 2015, …

Why Dying Your Hair May Not Be as Safe as You Think

The basic chemistry of hair dyes has changed little over the last century, but what do we know about the risks of colouring our hair, and why do we …

The 11 most useful web tools of 2014

There's no shortage of great websites, apps and programs available on the Internet. Some, however, rise above the rest.<p>Your 2014 list of our 11 most …

5 simple ways to organize your Google Drive

Google Drive is like your closet — you stash all your stuff there, but it's not exactly organized.<p>The storage service lets users save files like …

10 Concepts That Blew Our Minds in 2014

The world’s designers, makers and inventors done <i>good</i> this year. Between cooler-than-cool coolers, de-stressing bracelets, email overhauls and a washing machine that employs robotic fish, the Internet is flush with a year’s worth of amazing contraptions and concepts intended to change the way we …

Industrial Design

15 Android Apps That Will Make Your iPhone Friends Jealous

Today, most apps launch on both Android and iOS, but the most interesting Android apps are exclusive to Android because they do something Apple wouldn't allow.<p>From an app that lets you message your friends while still watching Netflix to an app that lets you hack your smartphone's LED lights for …

Apps

How are Blazers, Sport Coats, and Suit Jackets Different? | Men's Health

Sport coats look just like blazers, but have plastic or leather buttons. They often come in patterns and are best paired with dress pants or jeans. They’re usually the ones you'll see guys wearing casually. Here are some of our favorite sport coat outfits.<p>Suit jackets also have buttons, but they …

Humans And Computers Will Come Together For Middle Work

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>David Greenbaum is CEO and co-founder of Boost Media. Previously, David worked in venture capital and at Goldman Sachs, and was director of strategy and M&A at Interval Leisure Group.</i><p>Jon Evans’ post “Welcome To Extremistan! Check Your Career At The Door” on TechCrunch warns of mass …

Hardware Is The New Software

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Min-Liang Tan is co-founder and CEO at Razer.</i><p>Nest. GoPro. Beats. Jawbone. Oculus. All hardware companies and each of them accorded multi-billion-dollar valuations either in private investment transactions or acquisitions by some of the largest technology companies on the planet.<p>When …