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How to combine and analyze data from multiple data sets using Excel Power Pivot

If you've have lots of data and lots of analysis to do, but little time or skill, you need Excel's Power Pivot feature. Here's how to get started …

Analytics

4 women reveal why they cheated on their partners, and the surprising reasons they don't regret it

Ready for a stunning stat about modern marriage? According to renowned relationship expert Esther Perel, "Since 1990, the rate of married women who report they've been unfaithful has increased by 40 percent, while the rate among men has remained the same."<p>We too spoke with several of these real …

Orlando City SC

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Employment

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Windows 10

For the first time ever, there will be a black Lady Liberty on a coin

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new commemorative coin from the U.S. Mint and Treasury features a fresh depiction of Lady Liberty. With a crown of stars in her hair and a toga-like dress, she's as patriotic as ever. She's also, for the first time on an officially minted coin, portrayed as a black woman.<p>The United States …

Coin Collecting

10 ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems

When Wi-Fi slows down, so does our entire life. Our email and browsers stop loading. Our streaming movies freeze. Alexa stops responding. Our phones revert to data plans. Everything buffers at the same time, ruining the momentum of your routine.<p>There are plenty of reasons your Wi-Fi keeps slowing …

Wi-Fi

UBS: Buy these 10 undervalued stocks to cash in on market volatility

UBS has issued clients a list of stocks which fell in value and offer big returns as a result.<p>All of the stocks listed declined 5% or more during the sell-off, meaning their price-to-earnings forecast for the next 12 months has ticked up.<p>The next 12 months price-to-earnings (NTM P/E) forecast is …

The One Thing You Should Do When You Cook Salmon

Salmon is such a healthy choice for lunch or dinner. It is rich in the healthy fats and Omega 3’s our doctors always tell us we should consume more …

Ten Red Flags That Scream 'Do Not Take This Job'

Dear Liz,<p>I interviewed twice for a job. The first was a phone interview. Three days later I interviewed in person. Both times, they said “You’re wonderful!” They invited me back for a third interview.<p>After my second interview, my friend sent me a job posting from the same company.<p><b>Watch on …

Employment

The Observer view on Donald Trump

The president is a disgrace to his country on so many levels<p>It is almost one year since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th US president. Will he last another 12 months? Day after tumultuous day since 20 January 2017, Trump has provided fresh evidence of his unfitness for America’s highest office.<p>…

Donald Trump

These Are the Most Popular Apps of 2017

Not including games, Netflix was the world's No. 1 grossing app of 2017, a spot held by Spotify in 2016 and communication app Line in 2015, according to new data from mobile app analytics firm Sensor Tower.<p>"The streaming video giant saw gross subscriber revenue of approximately $510 million last …

Science Says 'Team Players' Don't Get Hired (Here's the Surprising Data) | Inc.com

Looking for a job? Maybe you've been told you should make sure people know you're a real team player.<p>It turns out, that's a huge mistake.<p>Because, sure, employers like to <i>say</i> they value people who can work well on teams--but the data shows they don't.<p>Not really.<p>The folks behind TalentWorks figured …

Employment

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Blockchain

6 TED talks to help you be better with money

Over the years, a handful of TED speakers have shared their wisdom for taking control of your personal finance.<p>Here are some ideas to consider the next time you're feeling stressed about money.

Jeff Bezos Uses This Strategy to Make Better, Faster Decisions | Inc.com

<i>How can I stop overthinking and take action more quickly? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Matt Bodnar, Creator & Host at The Science of Success Podcast, on Quora:</b><p>I think there are …

Self-improvement

The Power Of Books To Propel Your Career In 2018

The most common New Year’s resolution is to “exercise more.” That’s followed by the second most common resolution—to lose weight. Reading more books doesn’t crack the top 10. But for leaders, maybe it should top the list.<p>After reading more than 75 nonfiction books in 2017, many written by CEOs, I …

Self-improvement

18 stocks that could rise 25% in 2018

If Bitcoin's too crazy a ride for you, here are 18 stocks that analysts say could enjoy their own personal bull runs in 2018.<p>The "18 stocks for '18" list includes oil and natural gas drillers and drug makers. It also spotlights an internet travel company and high-tech firms that make the digital …

Investing

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human | Inc.com

Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an actual woman.<p>Things are about to get a lot more interesting. Google …

Text-To-Speech

How to Repair Gaps Between Floorboards

With older wood tongue-and-groove flooring, gaps will inevitably develop between the boards. The problems with this are numerous. First, it is …

A relationship therapist breaks down the 5 most common problems couples have in bed

Sometimes, getting into a serious relationship means that sex becomes less, well, sexy. Both people are busy and there's no time to do it. One person would rather have a glass of wine and watch "This Is Us." It's gotten boring.<p>These aren't reasons to be ashamed — you're hardly alone in your plight …

This Online 30-Day Sex Challenge Has Gone Viral ... But Would You Be Able To Handle It?

Just reading the rules is exhausting.<p>An online sex challenge to have sex every day for 30 days is gaining steam, but to many, it also sounds …

Bravo TV

This Evangelical Leader Denounced Trump. Then the Death Threats Started.

Jen Hatmaker is one of the most popular religious figures in America—and she is paying a steep price for speaking out for what she believes.<p>Last fall, Jen Hatmaker, a popular evangelical author and speaker, started getting death threats. Readers mailed back her books to her home address, but not …

Faith

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Here's how to swap outdated three-way light switches for something much better.<p>Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED …

Arduino

The ages people are happiest with their money, their looks, and their life, in one chart

What does it take to be happy?<p>For the majority of people, it seems like all it takes is time.<p>Research has shown that people report the highest levels of happiness after the age of 55 in three key areas: their financial situation, their physical appearance, and their overall well-being.<p>Meanwhile, in …

Happiness

This 1 Rule Will Seriously Up Your Company's Innovation Game | Inc.com

One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their customers want? Or maybe leveraging existing …

Innovation

Why You Need To 'Lose the Resume' To Land A Job: 4 Things To Do To Seize Your Next Opportunity

A low unemployment rate and a steadily growing economy continue to coax people into the job market with the belief that a favorable macroeconomic picture guarantees them a new position. They’re also getting the nudge from the fact that staying in their current job will likely result in a base pay …

Résumés

How the Most Successful Teams Bridge the Strategy-Execution Gap

The strategy-to-execution gap is an enduring problem with no easy solution. As the Japanese proverb goes, “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” In their seminal HBR piece, Paul Leinwand, Cesare Mainardi, and Art Kleiner outlined what senior leaders must do to …

What is a blockchain? GeekWire’s guide to this game-changing technology and its vast potential

Most technologies touted as “game-changing” are just somewhat modified versions of something already in use. Blockchains are different, and while it …

I Asked My Casual Sex Partners To “Define The Relationship” & This Is What Happened

As someone who has been on dating apps for over three years and has slept with over 75 people, I consider myself somewhat of a casual sex expert. …

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets for Identifying and Developing Great Managers | Inc.com

In a recent podcast at Google's Re:work, Sarah Calderon, a manager at Google who oversees Google's Manager Development curriculum, revealed some nifty secrets about how they train and develop great managers.<p>She shares five lessons that will give your organization an edge in management training and …

Employee Engagement