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The best aftershave you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Your choice of aftershave is one of the most important parts of building your wet shaving kit, but it's also easily the most subjective. …

Sensitive Skin

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How to effectively criticize anyone

When under pressure, most people tend to lack the confidence and competence to interact with one another. Feedback may be difficult to hear and to accept, but it is extraordinarily helpful in breaking the cycle of complaints, feelings of victimization, and assignment of blame to others.<p>Handling …

Self-improvement

21 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Self-improvement

7 Things You Need to Know About Selling Services - Small Business Trends

Let’s start with a question.<p>Does your business provide a service, rather than a physical product?<p>If so, you probably understand the challenges of …

The 5 Models of Family Business Ownership

One of the first questions we ask clients is, “How do you own your family business?” Often the response is legalistic: “We are a limited liability company” or “Our shares are held in trust.” This information is essential, of course, but it leaves unanswered the more fundamental questions: “In your …

Here’s the one crucial detail that founders often miss out in their pitch decks

Picture this. After months of preparing for Demo Day, you give your best performance on stage and there are good vibes all around.<p>Weeks later, all …

Stanford sexual-assault victim's powerful letter to the court is going viral

Brock Turner, 20, was accused of sexually assaulting the woman while she was unconscious near a house party on the Stanford University campus on 17 January, 2015.<p>Local media have referred to the woman as "Emily Doe", as her name is being withheld to protect her privacy.<p>Turner was sentenced to six …

Empathy

Losing weight comes down to overcoming 3 main hurdles

Still, while most of us know the basics of healthy living, getting trim is hard work.<p>That's why we recently talked to exercise scientist Philip Stanforth, executive director of the Fitness Institute of Texas and a professor of exercise science at the University of Texas, to find out more about what …

Exercise Science

Procuring and Managing Working Capital

Have you ever thought to yourself, “If I just had enough working capital, I could push my business in the right direction?” Well, the good news is …

5 Cheap Startup Tools for Businesses on a Shoestring Budget

Founding a startup today is a lot more doable than it has been over the past decade. It still isn’t cheap, though, especially if you want to build …

40 great websites where you can learn something new every day

Today, the worlds of learning and personal or professional development are literally at your fingertips.<p>The open learning movement has made the opportunity to get smarter in your spare time completely accessible to anyone with an internet connection, and it's exploded in recent years.<p>On one of the …

Only half of Americans got enough exercise last year — here’s how much you should be doing

Between January and September 2015, roughly half of adults met the government's 2008 guidelines for physical activity by exercising in their leisure time. That's up from just 41% in 2006.<p>But we still have a long way to go.<p><b>To meet government guidelines, you should be doing at least 2.5 hours a week</b> …

Exercise

Russia's desperate Syria gambit actually shows how badly Putin is losing

Four Republican presidential candidates are on record supporting a US no-fly zone over Syria to protect anti-Assad "rebels" from Russia's air campaign in support of Assad's government, Hezbollah and Iran. This view is shared by former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary …

Why Startups Need More People Over 50

Older workers offer a wealth of experience and other skills that are still in high demand.<p>When Google announced a corporate restructuring in mid-August, eyes turned towards business mogul Warren Buffett. At 85 years old, Buffett is still widely considered one of the wealthiest and most influential …

The Condensed Guide to Running Meetings

We love to hate meetings. And with good reason — they clog up our days, making it hard to get work done in the gaps, and so many feel like a waste of time. There’s plenty of advice out there on how to stop spending so much time in meetings or make better use of the time, but does it hold up in …

The 17 equations that changed the course of history

Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways.<p>In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian Stewart published a book on 17 Equations That Changed The World. We recently came across this convenient table on Dr. Paul Coxon's twitter account by …

Mathematics

The Six Cs to Securing a Small Business Loan - Small Business Trends

Starting a small business is a costly endeavor. It’s rare that a business owner has so much cash saved that she doesn’t need any capital once the …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

7 Smart Ways to Negotiate Your Medical Bills

One phone call can save you a bundle.<p>When you’ve just had a medical procedure, you should be concentrating on recovery — not how you’ll cover the …

Why you should never tap friends and family for startup funds

You’ve probably heard this line: “If you can’t raise money from angels you can raise from your friends or family.” In fact most young entrepreneurs raise money from friends and family, here is a quick breakdown of funding sources for startups from AngelBlog.<p>I am writing this article to tell you …

Entrepreneurship

Seven Traits of the Ideal Board Member

Picking the right directors at the right time is critical. Learn how to Select Directors for Your Start-Up<p>At the Springboard Enterprises Health Innovation Hub Bootcamp session in Washington DC in May, the topic of board members came up--do I need a board at this stage of my company's development, …

These are books Wall Street's smartest people think you should read this summer

We've compiled their suggestions here in a list surprisingly diverse in genre, topic, time period, and style. Together, they form a comprehensive picture of Wall Street's in and outs, and deepen the reader's understanding of forces driving the market.<p>So crack one open. It'll help you get through …

From “Economic Man” to Behavioral Economics

When we make decisions, we make mistakes. We all know this from personal experience, of course. But just in case we didn’t, a seemingly unending stream of experimental evidence in recent years has documented the human penchant for error. This line of research—dubbed heuristics and biases, although …

Behavioral Sciences

The Time to Think About the 3D-Printed Future Is Now

3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, is likely to revolutionize business in the next several years. Often dismissed in the popular mindset as a tool for home-based “makers” of toys and trinkets, the technology is gaining momentum in large-scale industry. Already it has moved well beyond …

The 3-D Printing Revolution

Industrial 3-D printing is at a tipping point, about to go mainstream in a big way. Most executives and many engineers don’t realize it, but this technology has moved well beyond prototyping, rapid tooling, trinkets, and toys. “Additive manufacturing” is creating durable and safe products for sale …

How to Document a Performance Review

<i>The annual performance review can be stressful. But while many managers focus their attention on what they’ll say in the face-to-face conversation, they forget the importance of documenting their impressions in the right way. The following piece, adapted from the book</i> Performance Reviews<i>, will help</i> …