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How much to tip servers, taxi drivers, and hotel staff in 49 countries around the world

Figuring out how much to tip— and when to tip — is already complicated enough in the country you live in. But in a different country where customs and practices vary, tipping can come with a whole new set of rules.<p>America has a reputation for tipping, while many European countries are known for not …

Sri Lanka

To Boost Your Productivity 1,000 Percent, Practice This One Habit Daily for One Year

Getting up an hour earlier and making good use of the time is the surest way to make every day far more productive.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, my …

Time Management

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

A new feature in the next iPhone software is going to shock people — it surprised even Apple's CEO

I've never had a software update cause me to rethink my lifestyle, but the latest version of the iPhone operating system forced me to take a hard look at myself — and my relationship with my iPhone.<p>And when everyone gets access to iOS 12 this fall, it's going to surprise millions of people.<p>Tucked …

Social Media

I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her

I felt her staring at me on the playground as I called out to my daughter.<p>She must be someone’s grandmother, I thought. She must be curious, as people often are.<p>Then she took one step toward me — pink fingernails, dark blond hair — and opened her mouth, e-nun-ci-a-ting each word.<p>“Speak English,” …

Language Learning

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

7 Things I Wish I Had Known Sooner in Life

You can make millions and still be poor.<p><i>What is something you wish you had known sooner? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, Founder of Knowledge For Men | 3x Best</b> …

Selling

The Most Important Retirement Chart You'll Ever See

Want to amass $1 million -- or more -- for your retirement? This very cool chart shows how you can do it.<p>For most of us, retirement will be only as …

Retirement

How I added four hours of battery life to my smartphone every day for free

I’ve had big-time battery drain issues on my last three iPhones. I just figured it was my fault — maybe I’m too addicted to apps, take too many photos, or just use my phone too much?<p>It’s an issue I’ve gone to Apple for help with many times. But the Genius’s — Apple's retail support — were …

Apps

Mum, 82, who couldn't recognise her own son due to dementia gets memory back - after changing her diet

An 82-year-old dementia sufferer who failed to recognise her own son has incredibly got her memory back after changing her diet.<p>When his mother's …

Alzheimer's Disease

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Entertainment

4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? 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 Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

Why this is the perfect thank you email to send after a job interview

'I wanted to take a moment to thank you again...'<p>You’ve got up at the crack of dawn to prep, sweated in a coffee shop around the corner for an hour, …

Employment

All the ads that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

After weeks of suspense and anticipation, the Super Bowl ads have finally arrived.<p>Sports Illustrated reported that NBC charged at least $5 million per 30 seconds of a commercial. Some of the world's biggest companies have spent millions on a premium spot for Sunday night's show.<p>Check out the list …

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work | Inc.com

You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small crowd of people gathered around one individual.<p>She's not doing much talking, yet it appears that people are gravitating to her …

Self-help

How to check if Apple is slowing down your iPhone

For those curious, it turns out that it's not too difficult to see whether your iPhone has been affected.<p>The reason behind the performance throttling makes sense: As older batteries degrade over time, they can't cope with the high demands of the iPhone's processor. To prevent unexpected shutdowns …

What interviewers really want to hear when they ask 'Why do you want to work here?'

"So why do you want to work here?"<p>Eventually this question comes up in every interview. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have been and I continue to ask this question all the time.<p>I have learned there is a limited set of answers applicants give in response to this question and one particular …

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

50 New Features in iPhone X

Apple has officially introduced the iPhone X, its new flagship smartphone with dozens of new features. It won't be available until November 3, but here's a preview of 50 changes and improvements coming.<p>Design<p><b>Glass:</b> iPhone X's front and back are all glass, with a strengthening layer that is 50 …

13 phrases that salespeople should never use

Sometimes it's a matter of saying just the right thing. Other times, it's a matter of what not to say.<p>So sales intelligence platform Gong.io used machine-learning to try and make the art of closing a deal a little easier. Gong's data science team analyzed over 519,000 business-to-business sales …

The richest billionaires in 17 European countries — and how they made their money

Some of them founded iconic international brands like Lego and Ikea, and some owe their billions to the wealth of centuries-old dynasties.<p>There are those in eastern Europe who made their money recently after the collapse of the Soviet Union, industrialists from Scandinavia with fortunes derived …

iPhone audio trick goes viral

Social media users are going crazy about a little known iTunes trick that can let you jack up the volume on your audio.<p>It involves changing the equalisation setting while playing audio on your device. In sound recording and reproduction, equalisation is the process commonly used to alter the …

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are my 10 best tips to build wealth

We all have money tips coming out our ears. Do this. Don't do that. Do this <i>or</i> that. And on and on… The advice seems endless. So much so that if you try to follow them all you'd end up with no time to actually live your life.<p>At the same time, all money tips are not created equal. While many are …

How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

These hidden iOS 10 features will change the way you use your iPhone | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Whether the hot new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus is the first iOS device you've ever owned or you're a longtime iPhone users going on 10 years now, you …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Watch Super Bowl 50 on Apple TV (no matter where you live)

If you’re a cord cutter like a lot of us, you might be wondering how to get Super Bowl 50 up on your big screen at home without a cable subscription.<p>Luckily, if you live in the U.S., you’ve got it pretty easy. Even U.K. folks can stream it live (as long as they have a BBC account) on their iPads. …

How to use VLC to watch any video on Apple TV

So you’ve got a fourth-generation Apple TV (the one with Siri Remote and all the apps) and you’ve just downloaded VLC, the “play everything” video app that was just ported to tvOS.<p>The last few versions of Apple TV haven’t included any storage for video files, and the same is true of the latest …