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50 of the Best Online Courses and Resources for Learning Web Design

Interested in learning how to build web sites or improve your web design skills? There's a wealth of resources for you (including our own night …

10 Programming Languages You Should Learn Right Now

The tech sector is booming. If you've used a smartphone or logged on to a computer at least once in the last few years, you've probably noticed …

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

The Do's and Don'ts of Giving a Killer Presentation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most valuable skills an entrepreneur or a company executive can have is the ability to talk about their product in an effective and engaging way in front of an audience. But for founders of a startup, mastering public speaking …

Public Speaking

5 Tips for Making an Effective Video Ad

Adam Lisagor, the Martin Scorsese of online video advertising, offers tips on how to produce ads that will resonate with viewers and generate sales<p>For a startup, producing a video advertisement is one of the boldest ways to announce your presence to a wide audience. In no more than a couple of …

Marketing

7 Awesome Tips About Presentation Your Teacher Wouldn't Tell You

You’ve got about three years in your current gig, and you love it. But you are reminded every now and then that there is greener grass somewhere. You …

10 Bizarre Interview Questions That Work

A new survey reveals the best oddball questions that your interviewee has never heard before.<p>A good interview question can give you insight into a potential hire's critical thinking process, communication skills, and ability to think and execute on their feet.<p>But with the the amount of prep they do …

Optimize Your Cramming Time with This Venn Diagram

When you're studying for a test, you only have so much time to go over the material. If you don't know <i>all</i> of the stuff and are cramming last minute, …

Your 5-Minute Guide To Writing An Amazing LinkedIn Recommendation

Most of us have worked with great colleagues, bosses, and employees over the years who we’d be happy to recommend on LinkedIn (or anywhere, really) in a heartbeat if asked.<p>Problem is, of course, that sitting down and writing said recommendation always takes more time than you think it will. What …

The 35 Most Ridiculous Things People Have Put On Their Resumes

He called these errors made by jobseekers "Resumania" and encouraged hiring managers to submit bloopers that they came across. The firm has continued to collect them ever since.<p>Below are some of the most ridiculous things they've seen in almost 50 years, published here as they appeared on the …

Employment

Messenger Wars: How Facebook lost its lead

Facebook may be the giant among social networks but WhatsApp has taken the lead in social messaging on mobile. Our report on 5-country research …

Apps

Which Programming Language Should I Learn First?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>With all the buzz about learning to code, I've decided to give it a try. The problem is, I'm not sure where to start. What's the best …

The Anatomy of A Good Job Interview

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

Self-help

Computer Manufacturers Ranked: How to Pick a Laptop That Won't Fail

With so many options available, picking the right laptop can prove awfully difficult. How do you know you'll end up with a reliable model? Or one …

The 10 Best Mobile Messaging Apps

Say goodbye to email and hello to messaging. Mobile messaging apps are more popular than ever as they add social networking features, improve …

Do You Use Chat Apps Instead of SMS?

Recently, chat apps like WhatsApp have overtaken SMS in the volume messages sent, but we want to know: do any of you use them in favor of SMS?<p>A ton …

My Biggest Interview Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

I'm not the greatest interviewee. I get insanely nervous pre-meeting: heart pounding, palms sweating, frantic thoughts—the whole nine yards. Then, …

The Best Chat Apps for Your Smartphone

<b>Updated: August 1, 2014</b><p>We’ve known for sometime that SMS is becoming passe for many smartphone owners worldwide.<p>Sure, people still use it, but there are a slew of apps that go way beyond it, offering easy multimedia functions, group chats, video calls, gaming and much more. Beyond being SMS …

How To Sell Yourself In 30 Seconds And Leave People Wanting More

Whether you're at a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or run into Warren Buffett in the elevator, quickly persuading others to think you're the most interesting person they'll meet is no easy task.<p>"Most people can't present what they've done effectively," Paul McDonald, a senior …

Public Speaking

How To Turn A Job You Hate Into A Job You Love

<i>This is a guest post by Nisa Chitakasem, co-author of the book,</i> <i>How to Get the Job You Want. She blogs at</i> <i>Career Blog</i>. Her other articles for FORBES include, “How To Work A Room Like You Own The Place.”<p>Even people who are relatively happy at work go through periods when they hate their jobs—for days, …

How to increase your SEO

<i>For an up-to-date guide to SEO, read: SEO basics: Getting Started with Search Engine Optimization for Absolute Beginners.</i><p>Google Plus is more than …

Hunger Games: What's Behind Yelp's Fake Restaurant Reviews?

When it comes to scouting out a new bakery, pizzeria or noodle shop, there are few review sites that compare to Yelp. In turn, the reviews left on sites like Yelp can have a big effect on many restaurants' bottom lines.<p>That's created a huge incentive for businesses to write fake positive reviews …

Customer Relationships Now Drive Brand Perceptions

Brands are people first. Customers are people too, so customers tend to take their relationship with a brand personally. Thus it’s not a surprise that people love their favorite smartphone brand, cringe when you mention their cable company, or even hate the mention of a particular bank.<p>Startups, as …

An App That You Hug, And Hugs You Back

Its technology may be simple, but Avocado, a private social network for romantic partners, has tapped into some deep psychological processes to bring lovers closer together.<p>My fiancée and I keep very different hours. I wake up close to dawn to write, and inevitably fall asleep early after dinner, …

Avocado

This App Is A Roll Of Duct Tape For The Internet Of Things

Billing itself as the Napster of the connected world, MakerSwarm wants to inspire a new generation of engineers.<p>MAYA Design is working to give every man, woman, and child on the planet a superpower. Just as the <i>X-Men’s</i> Magneto can detect the metal within and control it with his mutant powers of …

Monetizing your Android app

If I had a dollar for every time I was entrusted with the “next big app idea”, I would have about $48 — and I would have spent it already. This is not because some of these ideas weren’t very good. In fact, some were great! It is also not due entirely to the lack of time, funding, resources or …

Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks

Google is a more powerful tool than most people realize. You can get much more refined searches with Google’s built-in tools, advanced operators, and …

How to Break Into a Computer (and Prevent It from Happening to You)

Sometimes you need to get into a computer without knowing the password. Perhaps you've forgotten yours, or perhaps you're up to no good. Either way, …

Information Systems

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …