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The crazy interview answer that landed one woman a job at Google

Why? She already knew she wanted to launch a startup, having previously started two businesses. And Google was fine with that, so two years later she left to co-found a startup that gives college students and recent grads an efficient way to find good jobs — and, on the flip side, gives companies a …

8 Things Your Boomer Parents Could Afford That You Can't

Many of us have probably been subjected to the judgement of our Baby Boomer parents, who wonder why younger generations are facing more debt and …

The 50 most underrated colleges in America

We often hear about the best colleges in the US, but there are dozens more outstanding schools that don't always get the recognition they deserve.<p>To discover the most <i>underrated</i> colleges in America, we compared US News and World Report's rankings of the best universities and the best liberal-arts …

The Best Journalism Schools In The Country: NewsPro Magazine Ranking

We're pretty sure the Mizzou grads in our newsroom will be happy about this one: the University of Missouri at Columbia's got the best journalism school in the country.<p>That's according to NewsPro magazine's ranking in their December issue.<p>Following close behind Mizzou is another Midwestern college …

Did Your School Make The Cut? Here Are The 50 'Smartest Colleges In America'

The smartest students in the United States may not be at the most prestigious university, according to new data.<p>If we’re made to believe data …

The 26 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S.

The leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping, and football is on TV. That can only mean one thing: School is in session. For lots of young …

8 High Paying Jobs That Employers Can’t Fill

It sounds too good to be true, but there really are positions out there that are not being filled which offer substantial starting wages. Employers …

Employment

House Beautiful: A huge concrete patio is at the heart of a garden paradise

When Kerry and Rick Salter built their North Saanich home 10 years ago, they acted as their own general contractors, a role that required a …

Landscaping

The Top 10 Apps to Make You Study Smarter - Cite This For Me

Being a student in 2015 can be a stressful business. One way to help reduce the pressure is to utilize technology in your studies. With an app for …

Apps

There's A Hidden Dark Side To Being An Entrepreneur - It Wreaks Havoc On Your Mental Health

The life of an entrepreneur sounds glamorous when you’re on the outside looking in. Setting your own schedule, creating your own rules, and building the type of company you want to work for can be incredibly alluring.<p>In fact, successful entrepreneurs tend to be idolized by the masses as they appear …

Mental Health

Transcript of "The workforce crisis of 2030 -- and how to start solving it now"

It sounds counterintuitive, but by 2030, many of the world's largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this …

Employment

5 Things Every Federal Student Loan Borrower Should Know

Managing student loan debt can seem like an insurmountable task, but it seems more and more manageable as you learn the basics about your student loans. Start by learning these 5 facts:<p><b>1. If you’re signed up for direct debit payments</b><p>It’s very easy to forget whether you have a direct debit payment. …

Personal Finance

10 Things Exceptionally Productive Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

Co-Founder of Empact<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Inception</i> is one of my all-time favorite movies. In it, characters find themselves in dream worlds without knowing where they are or how they got there.<p>That’s how I used to feel throughout the day… every day.<p>One minute …

How I Saved $20,000 in 2014 & Invested it in Lifestyle Design

I’m 24 years old, and I’ll admit that I’m a little immature. I was a Frat Bro and Captain of the Rugby Team in college, and honestly, I probably …

You'll never get hired if you're self-employed - Ask The Headhunter®

On November 28, 2011 / Getting in the door, Job Search, Q&A, Readers' Forum / 46 Comments<p>In the November 29, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a …

Employment

5 Employees You Need on Your Team | Inc.com

Most of us have a good idea, or at least a personal conception of what constitutes a "good employee." These are employees you've hired who show up to work, every day, on time, and do their job to the best of their ability. They don't waste time, they don't complain, and they contribute positively …

Employee Engagement

Billionaire Mark Cuban Warns Of Massive Crash That Will Wipe Out America’s Colleges: “You’re Going To See A Repeat Of What We Saw In The Housing Market”

The billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks says America’s colleges are in serious trouble and that over a trillion dollars in student loans will …

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7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose

One day, when my brother was 18, he waltzed into the living room and proudly announced to my mother and me that one day he was going to be a senator. …

Harvard Professor Steve Pinker on the Ideal Elite University Admissions System

There's a lot of interesting insights in this article. He does argue for making decisions by standardized testing (though not necessarily the present …

Is Grad School Worth It? 7 Steps To Calculating The ROI

<i>This is one half of a two-part story on whether graduate school is worth it. Check out the companion piece, “How This Lawyer Ended Up With $350,000 In Debt And Near Poverty-Level Income.”</i><p>People go to graduate school for various reasons. For some professions, like medicine, law and academia, a …

The 25 Most Meaningful College Majors

Careers frequently associated with the word “meaningful” also tend to be categorized as poorly compensated. But many of the jobs on this list provide the professionals that hold them with a healthy financial life as well as a powerful sense of purpose.<p>As part of their 2014 - 2015 College Salary …

5 Mistakes To Avoid During Your Freshman Year Of College

<i>This post was originally published on FindSpark.</i><p><b>By Danielle Joyce</b><p>With fall getting colder as you settle into cruise control through the rest of your first semester of college, you may think you've already figured it all out. Perhaps you have, but chances are you are making one of these terribly …

Where the jobs are: Hot prospects for college grads

Andre Jones is making more money a year and a half out of college than he ever would have solely on the merits of his geography degree. When the 25 year-old was laid off from his job as a digital mapper, he decided to do something about his nascent interest in building a website.<p>Jones started …

Robert Reich: The Ivy League is ripping off America!

Exclusive universities with giant endowments get big handouts from the government. And public colleges? Not so much<p>Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

“America’s Best College” does not exist

College app season — that time of year is here once again. Nationwide, high school students and parents alike are now getting ready for the quest to …