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9 signs you need to work on your emotional intelligence

Your whole life, you have probably been used to learning about different subjects in school, but far less often are we taught how to interact with others.<p>Because of this, your socializing skills might be not be as good as you realize, and you could be exhibiting some signs you need to work on your …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

Self-help

The best cocktail bars in NYC

New York does many things better than any other city on the planet—pizza, bagels and, yes, cocktails. Martinis to Manhattans to tiki-style mai …

7 Must-Read Books if You Want to Get Rich, in Dollars and Sense

It's often said that very successful people don't waste time watching TV. Instead, they read voraciously.<p>Which begs the question, 'What should you …

Books

Sick of the office? Get a job that pays you to travel

They say if you love your job, you'll never work a day in your life. We say if you travel for work, you'll never have a boring commute a day in your …

How to learn about investing...by watching Netflix

Too many Americans think of the stock market as the "final frontier" -- something worthy of a "Star Trek" episode.<p>After the recent wild stock market swings in China, Europe and the United States, it can all feel even more bewildering. But it's easier than you might think to "boldly go" where many …

Investing

App Shows You Which Surgeons Are The Most Dangerous

ProPublica's new software allows users to view surgeons' complication rates<p>In 2012, 71-year-old LaVerne Stiles had spinal fusion surgery to repair a small fracture caused by a car accident a few weeks before. When she chose between the three surgeons at her nearby hospital in central Florida, she …

Physiology

Your Elevator Pitch Needs an Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. A favorite tool of the networking masses. A rite of passage of sorts. You’ve heard the scenario: you step into an elevator and go up one floor. The elevator doors open and in walks the client of your dreams. They start some small talk and ask, “What do you do?” and you’ve …

The Best-Sounding Headphones You Can Buy for $300 (More or Less)

It's time you get a set of headphones to go along with your higher-resolution music.<p>Whether you listen to MP3s, or better yet, WAVE or FLAC files, …

Audiophile

The Economists Who Studied All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

"If it costs more, does it taste better?" and other financial questions about restaurants that permit unlimited consumption.<p>When I was a kid, the paradox of choice didn't occur to me. I wasn't yet overwhelmed by the "tyranny" of too many options, nor stressed with decision making if more options …

Here Are The 5 Best Books Bill Gates Read In 2014

Bill Gates just revealed the five best books he read this year, and since they range from an economic look at Asia's rise to a laugh-out-loud novel about a New York City couple, there's something to suit all different tastes.<p>Here's what made the cut:<p>1. "<b>Business Adventures" by John Brooks</b><p>This is …

Books

3 Ways Steve Jobs Made Meetings Insanely Productive — And Often Terrifying

Steve Jobs made sure that Apple wasn't one of those companies.<p>Here are three ways the iconic CEO made meetings super productive.<p>In his book "Insanely Simple," longtime Jobs collaborator Ken Segall detailed what it was like to work with him.<p>In one story, Jobs was about to start a weekly meeting with …

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