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Management Today

The idea of management comes from the military because that was the first time in human history a diverse group of people who did not know each other were organized to work together towards a common goal. That structure gave us a few principles:<p>Hierarchy<br>• Command and control<br>• Incentives for achieving …

Management

How to Make Playlists for Your iPhone or iPad

Want to bring all your favorite songs together in one place? You can cook up playlists for your favorite music and other content in iTunes or on your …

Improve Any Pitch With One Question

What if you could dramatically improve the success of your pitches with just one question? You can. The trick? It’s not a question you ask a prospect. It’s a question you ask yourself.<p>One of the advantages of being part of a small company is that I get to learn from a variety of departments. …

Business Development

How to eat more plants (even when you're grilling), according to Mark Bittman

Eat plants, lots of them — especially when you fire up the grill. Here's how.<p>Cookbook author and healthy eating advocate Mark Bittman's credo is pretty simple: "Eat no junk at all, if you can. Eat more plants, and when I say "plants," I don't mean distillations of plants. I mean things that don't …

Recipes

Smoked Prime Rib

In my humble opinion, the only thing better than roasted prime rib is smoked prime rib. The seductive flavor of the wood smoke and spice mingles with …

In managing change, avoid these 6 detrimental phrases

Change happens.<p>Although the concept of change might be exciting, its execution can be challenging.<p>Change is a complex process with many variables and …

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Practically every organization today has a set of core values that ideally function as the “operating instructions” of the company. The goal of articulating the essential and enduring principles of your organization is to inform, inspire, and instruct the day-to-day behaviors of everyone who works …

Exercise can help you feel less depressed according to a new study

Working out has been proven to be very beneficial to those of us with anxiety and work stress. But now a new study finds that certain kinds of …

How to Read a Balance Sheet

While a company's income statement presents the current results of a company's operation, there are other financial statements that can present how a …

Investing

How To Get Rid Of All Your Stuff — For $$

We tend to forget just how much junk we’ve stashed away in closets and drawers until we start digging into our nearly forgotten boxes of winter gear. …

Recipe: Salt and Vinegar Cucumbers — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you're in need of something crisp and refreshing alongside whatever you're serving — be it grilled shrimp or a roast chicken — let this be your …

Recipes

How to handle a vacation rental disaster

To say that Alan Muskat's accommodations in Costa Rica were a vacation rental disaster would be an understatement.<p>"It was horrid," Muskat says. Mosquitoes buzzed through gaping holes in the screens. Termites infested the kitchen. The roof leaked.<p>"Worst of all, it had fleas," he remembers.<p>Muskat …

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

All you need to add gigabit Ethernet to your home is 2 minutes and $50

If you want to install lightning-fast Ethernet in your home, you have two options. First, you can pay a contractor hundreds or even more than $1,000 …

Wi-Fi

In defense of the not-so-busy retirement

Links provided by Fidelity Brokerage Services<p>These links are provided by <b>Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC ("FBS")</b> for educational and informational …

Brokerage

Honey Glazed Salmon

August 18, 2014<p><i>The easiest, most flavorful salmon you will ever make. And that browned butter lime sauce is to die for!</i><p>I’m always intimidated to cook …

How to Cook Fish in the Oven Perfectly Every Time

You can make almost any slow-roasted fish in under 30 minutes. Just memorize this technique.<p>Learning how to cook fish at home can be incredibly intimidating. There are a lot of mistakes you can make, but we think the best way to nail it every time is to let the oven do all the work. That's why …

With a library of 500,000 movies and shows, SelectTV puts Netflix to shame

popsci shop<p>Get one year of service for just $19 and receive a free HDTV antenna.<p>Neither Netflix nor Hulu can claim to be the biggest entertainment library on the web. That accolade goes to SelectTV by FreeCast, an awesome cable-cutting platform that costs less than a coffee per month. You can get …

Online Life

Watch: Top 10 features of the new iPad you should learn to use

The 2018 iPad is a massive leap forward for the tablet line, making it an attractive purchase for new users who may not know all the things that can …

Apple Pencil

6 Keto Smoothies That Will Keep You Full for Hours

Trying the ultra-low carb weight loss diet? These portable drinks will keep your belly from rumbling.

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Social Media

These 13 stocks will see explosive sales growth that will help them crush earnings season, Goldman Sachs says

The coming first-quarter earnings season is one of the most hyped in recent memory.<p>It's supposed to offer a pick-me-up for a market that has navigated one obstacle after the next — whether fears of a global trade war, regulatory scrutiny in tech, or President Donald Trump's recent Russia-centric …

Markets

10 Companies Set to Dominate the Next Decade

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 12<p>Ready to come out ahead<p>The recent demise of Toys ‘R Us and the ongoing headlines about <b>Sears</b>’ financial woes …

Investing

Raspberry Pi Home Power Usage Monitor

Anyone interested in monitoring their home power usage may be interested in an awesome little project created by Hackster.io member Jorge. Which uses …

Raspberry Pi

How to Fold 5 High-Flying Stunt Paper Airplanes

John Collins knows how to make a piece of paper go the distance. In 2012, he set the world record for the farthest flight for a paper aircraft. …

MacOS finally gains external GPU support

The latest update to macOS provides support for external graphics card. Apple announced this would hit the OS last June at WWDC and now it’s finally here. The update allows Mac users to increase the graphical processing power through an external graphics card connected through Thunderbolt …

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

A Young Steve Jobs Once Gave This Priceless Leadership Lesson. Here It Is in a Few Sentences

A pre-black turtleneck era Jobs defines the essence of great leadership.<p>A YouTube video that is circulating the internet shows a young and brash Steve Jobs candidly describing his feelings about management and hiring. It's a bit comical to hear him lambasting the idea of having professional …

A Beginner-Friendly Guide to Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)

<b>The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is essential for getting a project off the ground. Creating a WBS, however, can be a daunting task. This</b> …

Project Management

Want to Launch a Successful Startup? Avoid These 9 Common Mistakes

Your business is the culmination of your decisions. Here are nine common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make, and how to safely navigate them.<p>Launching a new business can be daunting. Growing a business is even harder. The early decisions you make as a founder set the trajectory for your …