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The 25 Most In-Demand Job Skills Right Now, According to LinkedIn

Stand out with these skills.<p>A whopping 94% of recruiters actively use LinkedIn to vet candidates.<p>Professionals use LinkedIn when looking for new jobs and to showcase a career and stand out to recruiters.<p>Does your profile have what it takes stand out from the masses?<p>LinkedIn released a report that …

Digital Marketing

What Are Nootropics? The Internet Is Buzzing About These Controversial Smart Drugs

Everything you need to know about brain-enhancing food, drugs and supplements<p>Humans are always trying to be bigger, better, and faster. In our latest attempt at self-improvement, people are turning to nootropics, or substances aimed at boosting mental performance.<p>You've likely seen these …

The Brain

The 10 Best Ways to Boost Your Home Wifi

Wifi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most …

Wi-Fi

These breakfast foods contain unsafe amount of 'weed-killing poison'

(WXYZ) - Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what …

Steel-Cut Oats

Story Highlights

• Glyphosate is found in the weed killer Roundup and more than 700 other garden and agricultural products<br>• Conventionally grown and organic oat product samples contained the chemical, a report says<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical …

Glyphosate

Change These Settings on Your New TV for a Better-Looking Picture

If you’re one of those people who buys a brand-new TV, spends hours straining your back trying to place it in your home entertainment center (or …

Tutorials

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Online Education

This Super-Simple Trick for Crispy Chicken Skin Is a No Brainer You'll Use for the Rest of Time

You can forget all about flabby-skinned grilled chicken.<p>We’ve all been there. You put hours into marinating your chicken only to end up with sad, …

Cooking

I Read the 1936 Book That Launched Warren Buffett's Career and It's Truly Inspiring

Dated? Yes, of course -- it's 82 years old. But it's also surprisingly inspiring.<p>Warren Buffett is probably the most successful investor in American history. He credits a 1936 book called <i>One Thousand Ways to Make $1,000</i> (which he found in the library when he was 7 years old) with giving him his …

Great Depression

This is Jeff Bezos' 3-question test for new Amazon employees

Amazon is a highly sought after company to work for, and today has well over 500,000 employees.<p>But in the company's early days — when Amazon's …

Jeff Bezos

The six best programming languages to learn right now

Which languages are most popular among developers due to their high demand, and how to get started learning them.<p>Knowing which programming language …

Programming

Our Six Favorite Hiking and Camping Items at OR

Our gear editors scoured the floor of Summer Outdoor Retailer 2018 for the most interesting camping and hiking products. Here’s what they found.<p>Backpacker’s Pantry Mountain Standard Carrot Cake Pancakes ($13)<p>Sure, you could have a bowl of oatmeal every morning while camping. But why not make …

Camping

Must-Have Accessories for Camping on BLM or USFS Land

Sure, established campsites have amenities that take some of the work out of living in the woods for a weekend—namely latrines, potable water, fire pits, and picnic tables. But they can also get packed, making you feel like you’re searching for nature in the middle of a block party. Choosing …

Common Food Additives Could Have 'Lifelong' Health Consequences, Pediatrician Group Warns

The American Academy of Pediatrics is warning of the dangers of common additives found in foods and packaging. In a policy statement and accompanying …

Health

The Right Way to Know When Your Steak is Done Cooking

Don't rely on tricks or gimmicks — all you need is a thermometer to nail steak every time.<p>Lisovskaya/iStock<p>There are some pretty confident cooks out …

BBQ

“Urgency bias” is killing your productivity

We often deceive ourselves into believing that getting X done now will give us the freedom for Y later, when in reality we let too many other tasks flood in. Quick as it may seem we can knock them off our to-do list, these minor chores sneakily steal our attention. If they feel urgent, we’re …

Time Management

Ernest Hemingway as a Case Study in Living the T-Shaped Life | The Art of Manliness

F. Scott Fitzgerald thought his fellow writer and (sometimes) friend Ernest Hemingway possessed the most dynamic personality in the world and “always …

Nine epic hiking trails to tackle before you die

What turns a humble hike into something bucket list-worthy? Location, location, location. Some of the best hiking trails in the world are destinations in and of themselves.<p>From sandy desert basins to moss-draped mountain peaks, these hiking trails are extreme in unique ways that deliver …

South America

Stop Trying to Find Your Passion, Say Stanford Researchers — Do This Instead

They say that if you choose a job you love, you'll never work a day in your life. But how do you know you'll love a job before you do it? Worse, what …

Arizona’s Top Alternatives to the Grand Canyon

Windows down, radio up, sunglasses on—these are the first items on every traveler’s checklist for summer. The last line? For millions of travelers in …

5 Questions You'll Hear at Your Next Job Interview — and Exactly How to Answer Them

Bookmark this now.<p>Look, there’s no way around this: job hunting sucks.<p>It’s stressful, time-consuming, and success hinges on a million different …

A Complete Guide to High-Intensity Interval Training - HIIT

A complete beginner’s guide to high intensity interval training<p>High-intensity interval training (HIIT) also known as high-intensity intermittent …

5-Minute Brain Boosters to Save Your Memory

Does the thought of losing your memory fill you with panic? Put your mind at ease by trying US Memory Champion Ron White’s favorite brain-boosting …

The 4 Types of Project Manager

Few issues garner more attention among top executives than how best to grow their organizations. However, few executives work systematically with the types of employees they need to realize various growth opportunities. Your organization’s growth opportunities fall into four different categories, …

37 Simple Daily Behaviors That Will Immediately Free up Hours in Your Weekly Schedule

Time is the only element in the world that is irretrievable when it’s lost. Lose money and you can make more. Lose a job and you can find …

Forrest Bault Is Motorbiking 14,000 Miles of Remote U.S. Backcountry Right Now

A web of interconnected backcountry trails crisscrosses the United States, invisible to most anyone not interested in hiking or the outdoors. …

These five technologies are changing the face of construction

The construction industry, in general, suffers from a traditional hesitancy to embrace nascent technologies, caused partly because projects take …

‘Play It Again, Issam’: In Casablanca, a Cafe Is Still a Cafe

CASABLANCA, Morocco — Some things get better as time goes by. Rick’s Café may be one of them.<p>Chris Kelley of Bath, England, stopped there one recent day for lunch on his way to a kite-surfing vacation in southern Morocco, and said he was impressed at how lovingly restored the old place was. It was …

The No. 1 Resume Mistake That Will Get You Immediately Rejected

If your language doesn't mirror the job posting, you may not be selected.<p><i>What are the biggest mistakes that job seekers commonly make on their resumes that cause them to be skipped over during the screening process? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

A Modern Craftsman Bungalow