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These 10 Up-And-Coming Neighborhoods Are The Next Big Things In Housing

But there are pockets of the country where housing is rapidly heating up.<p>The real estate brokerage Redfin says that the up-and-coming areas are "mostly adjacent to highly sought-after neighborhoods that have become difficult to get into because of high prices and few homes for sale."<p>Redfin used its …

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Apple Has A Deeply Discounted Collection Of Apps To Make Your Life Easier — Grab Them While You Still Can

Luckily, Apple has deeply discounted a collection of apps to help you tackle your daily tasks in a faster and more efficient way.<p>Some of the discounts offer up to 75% off the usual price, but it's only for a limited time. Today's the last day the discounts are available, so make sure you grab these …

Apps

An Insider’s Account of the Yahoo-Alibaba Deal

<i>Editor’s note: When the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba goes public, as it will soon, Yahoo will earn many times its significant original stake in the company — a surprising ending to a tale of experimentation and discovery. Sue Decker, Yahoo’s former president, describes how the deal came about</i> …

11 Tips For Calming Your Nerves Before A Big Presentation

She was presenting an oral book report on "Great Expectations" to Mrs. Weaver's tenth grade English class. She was nervous and could feel her hands shaking, heart racing, knees knocking, and palms sweating. As she reached the front of the room and turned to face her 33 classmates, she froze.<p>Moments …

Public Speaking

How Billionaire Marc Benioff Becomes 'Yoda' To His Employees (And You Can, Too)

His dear friend, Marc Benioff, cofounder and CEO of Salesforce.com, has a similar trait, one of his direct reports, Leyla Seka, tells Business Insider.<p>Seka took over as senior vice president and GM of one of Salesforce.com's business units, Desk.com, in February. Originally called Assistly, it was …

9 Lessons Successful Freelancers Learn That Everyone Should Know

What's more, millennials report that of 57% of their jobs lasted less than a year, making the relationship with the boss more like that of a client.<p>But the good habits that successful freelancers are forced to develop in order to build a network, manage clients, and take care of themselves are …

Your Enemies May Just Be The Secret To Your Success

Today, more than two decades later, companies still pit themselves against competitors in order to get people talking.<p>Samsung, for example, loves releasing videos that make fun of Apple, with one of the most popular ones depicting iPhone fans as idiots. Pepsi constantly targets Coca-Cola with …

The 14 Worst Tourist Traps In New York City — And Where To Go Instead

People love to visit New York City.<p>But tourists, especially those seeing the Big Apple for the first time, often get sucked into expensive and overrated tourist traps.<p>These are the places you should skip, and alternatives that are more authentic, cheaper, and more fun.<p><b>Instead of seeing the sights</b> …

12 Weekend Style Rules For Guys

1. You can go outside in sweatpants, as long as they're not the same ones you'd sleep in. Designers are doling out slimmer, tailored versions that aren't meant for the gym.<p>2. Keep the office dress shirts in your closet, but don't underestimate the power of a good button-down—you'll get endless use …

Men's Fashion

Meet The Guy Who Persuaded Investors To Give Him $1 Million For An App That Just Says, 'Yo'

The Yo app has been making waves.<p>Aggressively simplistic, Yo lets you tap a friend's name and send them a notification that says "Yo!" in a tiny robotic voice.<p>We talked to the app's creator, Or Arbel, who let us in on a secret: The tiny voice responsible for the "Yo!" notification is actually Arbel …

Read The Awesome Fan Letter 'Game of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Sent Marvel When He Was 15

So much so that, in 1963, then 15-year-old Martin wrote a letter to Marvel complimenting Fantastic Four No. 17, saying the issue was "absolutely stupendous" and that he found it impossible to even describe it.<p>The letter was addressed to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Marvel's cocreators.<p>Marvel responded …

7 Memory Skills That Will Make You Smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues ... If you're good at …

An Incredibly Embarrassing Punishment For Going Wild At A Wall Street Holiday Party

One caring reader was kind enough to share this teachable moment with Business Insider demonstrating the consequences of failing to do so.<p>It was the mid-90s, and in those days Wall Street was throwing bull market parties the likes of which today's youngsters likely have not seen. This specific …

Dear Mr. President: Is There A 'Smidgen Of Corruption?' In IRS 'Lost' Lerner Emails?

President Barack Obama seemed a touch testy when he made his now famous “not even a smidgen of corruption” remark about the IRS to Fox News in February. There was no evidence <i>at all</i> that the IRS was used for political targeting, he made clear. Rather, there were just some folks down at the IRS who …

Hillary Clinton's Bad Book

As she worked tirelessly to prepare for summits and official trips to 112 countries, she admired the expertise of her diplomats. Only one thing bothered her.<p>A few months into the job she asked the State Department to be more creative with graphics, after envying the flashier briefings carried by …

Paper Currency Is The New Gold

I have a deal with my colleague Jay. About 2 or 3 times per week, he picks up breakfast for me on his way into the office. In exchange, I pay for his breakfast on those days.<p>When he hands me breakfast (usually a platter of eggs, bacon, and sausage) he tells me how much I owe him. I find this …

4 Ways Bosses Screw Up Performance Reviews

Handling a performance review poorly can have serious consequences. For instance, it can lead to a drop in morale and increase dissatisfaction among your staff.<p>In fact, Jappreet Sethi, an HR and strategy consultant, says in a recent LinkedIn post that you may be better off not doing a review at all …

Here's What It Will Take To Be A CEO In 2040

A new article from PwC's strategy+business traces the evolution of the role over the past century — and looks ahead to 2040. To save you some time, we've distilled the insights of authors Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson and Gary L. Neilson into a few takeaways, but it's worth a full read.<p>Let's start …

CEOs

15 Traits Of Entrepreneurs Who Fail

Clay Clark, CEO of small-business resource Thrive15, has consulted with entrepreneurs for years, and after hundreds of clients and his own experiences, he's noticed several recurring traits of business owners who fail.<p>"It's usually two or three traits that cause us to blow up," Clark tells Business …

10 Public Speaking Habits To Avoid At All Costs

"For instance, in golf, no player <i>intentionally</i> raises up on the backswing, as you're sure to top the ball and make a poor shot in doing so. However, it's among the most common errors on the course," she says.<p>Similarly, as a speaker, you would never <i>consciously</i> clench your hands, pace the floor, and …

Five Reasons Xbox's E3 2014 Press Conference Rocked - IGN Video

... And five things that kind of sucked. Lucy and Tristan detail their personal highs and lows from Microsoft's Xbox event.

Sony's E3 2014 press conference in 5 minutes

Wondering what Sony's big announcements were at E3 2014? Watch our hand-crafted video which brings all the highlights from Sony's press conference together in a bite-sized package.

Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People But Not Others

You may have always had an inkling that mosquitos had their eye on you. It turns out, they do hunt for certain people, here's what piques their interest.<p><i>Produced By Matt Johnston.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

Astronaut Says The Thrill Of Space Wears Off In Less Than A Week

NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman blasted off to the International Space Station on May 29. But only a week later, he's already tweeting back to his more than 56,000 followers that being in space doesn't feel any more exciting than being back on earth.<p>Psychologists and economists refer to this …

Grade A job advice for new graduates

Attention is the scarcest commodity in the new economy<p>Depending on where you live, university graduation season is approaching — or already in full swing. Those who have already nabbed job offers will greet graduation day with joy. But many others, who have not nailed down a job yet, face it with …

The myth of "getting what you pay for"

Why are some investors obsessed with, well, paying more and getting less?<p>“It’s expensive, so it must be worth it.”<p>“You get what you pay for.”<p>We use these phrases to justify paying high prices for everything from coffee to cars, and even moreso when it comes to financial assets.<p>High price must mean …

Making a break from conventional wisdom

What’s the point of having everyone rowing in perfect unison if you’re going the wrong way?<p>“Get on the bus!” How many times have we heard that one from managers exhorting their team to buy into the project or strategy they are spearheading?<p>If you’re not on the bus, you’re not a team player, or even …

This Photographer Asked Strangers To Touch Each Other, And The Pictures Are Incredible

The point of the project, Renaldi says, is to show that strangers — often people who would never have contact outside of this photo series — can share an intimate moment. To achieve that effect, Renaldi hauls around a massive vintage camera with a hood he can disappear under. He uses the cumbersome …

11 Simple Tricks That Will Make You Happier And More Productive

You can change your life in 10 minutes — if you take that time to learn a life-changing technique.<p>In a Quora thread, users answered the question, "What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could be useful for the rest of my life?"<p>Here are a few of our favorite takeaways that will save you …

10 Things Successful People Do On Friday Afternoon

"Successful people tend to adhere to routines in general, so it's no surprise that the <i>most</i> successful people I know maintain a Friday afternoon routine," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "You Can't Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work."<p>Here are 10 things successful …