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Suzy Welch: What to say when an interviewer says, 'Describe yourself in 3 words'

You want to present yourself as a seasoned, well-rounded candidate for a job, so describing yourself to an interviewer in just three words may be a …

Employment

4 women reveal how they get flawless 'glass skin' — and their routines are surprisingly simple

The internet has recently become obsessed with "glass skin" — the Korean beauty technique that involves creating a gleaming, porcelain-like effect on the skin.<p>While not every Korean beauty expert uses the term "glass skin," beauty blogger Joan Kim describes the look as a "clear, poreless and dewy" …

Skin Care

6 ways to be more memorable in interviews, while networking, and more

Employment

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Employee Engagement

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

If You’re Unhappy With Your Life, It’s Your Responsibility To Change It

Oftentimes, we settle for what we think is right, acceptable and safe. We are so dominated by the idea of staying because it feels scary to move. …

12 highly effective Self-Improvement tips to simplify your life

Simplicity brings balance, freedom, and joy in a person’s life. Our lives can get hectic because of lots of things we want to do. Simplifying our …

The 30 best cities for foodies around the world

We combed through a recent Quora thread on the top cities for foodies and pulled out the very best of them, where you'll find everything from high-end Michelin-starred restaurants to scrumptious street food.<p>From Mexico City to Tel Aviv, here are 30 cities that all foodies should cross off their …

Buenos Aires

How To Tell If You Should Offer Advice To A Friend—Or Keep Quiet

How often have you offered advice or feedback to someone who seemed to need it, only to run up against their defensiveness, withdrawal, or even anger …

This Is How the Smartest Entrepreneurs Lead Teams

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Running Music | Runner's World

The shortest month’s mileage will fly by thanks to this 90-minute, 44-track eclectic mix.<p>Ease into spring with these light, up-beat tunes that will make your runs feel like a breeze.<p>Remember the iPod Shuffle? This is just like that. Only better.<p>Not sure where running and romance intersect? We’ve …

Playlist

Why Authentic People Are Extremely Likable

You're a polished business professional. You want the world to trust and respect you. But when was the last time you shared your true personality with someone?<p>Social media. We're on it all the time. Sometimes you're retweeting that article from that person you admire, other times you're posting …

Social Media

16 Habits Extremely Happy People All Share

We all want to live happy lives. Easier said than done. How do we get to our goal?<p><i>The Bucket List</i> is a 2007 movie that starred Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman and focused on living out the list of things they identified that they wanted to do before they died. While the story includes …

Happiness

Here is the perfect way to end an email — and 27 sign-offs you should usually avoid

Is "cheers" too casual? Too pretentious? Too British? Is "sincerely" timeless and professional, or stodgy and overly formal?<p>Perhaps, as Matthew J.X. Malady persuasively argued at Slate, we should just call the whole thing off and ditch the email closer altogether.<p>But as anyone who has sat staring …

Employment

6 Crazy Cool Adventure Trips for You and Your Boo

For adventurous couples, there’s nothing better than bonding over a scenic national park hike, kayaking in crystal clear water, camping at one of the most popular destinations or getting your namaste on together in a gorgeous setting. Outdoorsy duos, you’re in luck — there are more options for …

Hiking

Top 10 Kitchen Countertops: Prices, Pros & Cons - Quiet Corner

Today we’re exploring countertops and solid surfaces for kitchens, bathrooms, and for all of your home improvement and DIY needs! Selecting a new …

Home Improvement

24 books to read this summer that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Books

Stop Wasting Your Time Trying To Be Happy

It’s nearly impossible to craft a universal definition of “happiness” because it varies so significantly from person to person. The urge to seek it, however, is inherently etched into our DNA.<p>So how should this “pursuit of happiness” influence your journey, both as an individual and an …

Happiness

These 10 Questions Can Foretell If You'll Be Successful In Life

Success isn’t limited to just how far you’ve climbed up the corporate ladder, but other aspects of your life, too, such as instilling a healthy …

This Infographic Lists 128 Words You Can Use Instead of “Very”

Our English teachers told us to avoid the word “very” because it’s weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use “very” as a modifier for a …

Infographic: How To Stick To Your Goals When You’ve Lost Motivation

<b>CashNetUSA</b> has put together an infographic that offers seven tips to help you stick to your goals when you’ve lost all motivation.<p><b>The infographic</b> …

10 Must-See Islands You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

If you go to France, you may as well skip the Louvre because it’s overrun with tourists. If you go to Italy, you may be disappointed in how …

Travel

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

Public Speaking

I asked 6 top psychologists to tell me what blows their mind — here are their answers

If you're at all inclined to nerd out over the study of human behavior (nope, not me), the convention is one of the coolest places you'll ever find yourself.<p>Dozens of top psychologists were there to present their findings on topics including happiness and well-being, memory, and goal pursuit.<p>Around …

Psychology

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i>.<p>Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other …

Procrastination

This Totally Counterintuitive Mind Trick Will Make You Much Happier

Chasing happiness usually backfires. Try this instead.<p>Happiness is an important life goal for a lot of people, so we should spend a lot of time thinking about how to be happy, right? Actually, no. Thinking a lot about happiness is a pretty surefire way to make yourself miserable, according to a …

Happiness

Four Rules I Followed to Stop Being a Pushover and Make Myself More Powerful

You know those people who apologize for everything, and you point it out to them, and then they apologize for apologizing? Yep, that’s me. I’ve been …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

Toronto’s cold brew coffee scene seeing a nitro boost

Talk about a gas guzzler.<p>A new cold coffee beverage treated with nitrogen gas, a method used by beer brewers, is heating up Toronto’s coffee market. …