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Coping with a pet's death: Grief can be deep, memories often sweet

Jennifer Burke grieved six months after Hippie Chick died of heart failure.<p>Burke was home with Hippie Chick the morning the plump orange tabby died. They’d been best friends since she adopted this older cat seven years earlier. Nicknamed "H.C.," the cat was the first pet Burke owned as an …

Pets

Books to Read if You Love Greek or Roman Mythology

This list of books about Greek or Roman mythology is sponsored by Little, Brown and Company, publisher of <i>Circe</i> by Madeline Miller.In the house of …

Literature

If your boss says this, it’s a sign they probably underestimate you

Feedback is the key to success on any job, but some comments or responses may be warning signs of potential problems. Sometimes, the issue is a …

Leadership

How to Increase Your Employees' Satisfaction Without Giving Them a Raise

It's not just about the money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's a common misconception that money is the main driver of employee satisfaction. It is, after all, a fairly reliable measure of how much a company values its employees. Naturally, employers would think …

Employee Engagement

This 39-Year-Old Saves 75% of Every Paycheck and Is Almost Ready to Retire. Here’s How She Does It

'The numbers don't lie.'<p>Just five years ago, Bianca DiValerio was struggling through a divorce and the last of three short sales that nearly wiped …

Personal Finance

Book Towns Are Made for Book Lovers

Around the world, tiny towns have made bookstores their speciality.<p>What makes a book town?<p>It can’t be too big—not a city, but a genuine town, usually …

I Knew the Cold War. This Is No Cold War.

A lot of smart people seem to think the United States and Russia are in a “new Cold War.” You can find articles on the subject in <i>Politico</i>, the <i>New</i> …

You can now access 400,000 free high-res images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A year ago, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art embarked on an ambitious project to give everyone free access to images in its collection. Using the Creative Commons zero license (CC0), the third most visited museum in the world has essentially turned over a trove of high resolution images to any …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

10 Foods To Make Yourself Poop

Make these your go-to foods for when you’ve gotta go.

Nutrition

These sleek $250 earbuds can translate languages in real time — and it's like something out of 'Star Trek'

The company's first product, the Pilot translating earpiece, started as an Indiegogo campaign in 2016. Now, the Brooklyn-based startup says it has sold 27,000 units and has begun shipping to its early customers.<p>The Pilot looks like a fairly standard pair of wireless earbuds. They fit snugly in your …

Language

The Pain of Loving Old Dogs

NASHVILLE — It’s 2 in the morning, and it has just started to rain. It’s a gentle rain, with no threat of high winds or lightning. I know this without having to get up to peer into the dark night or put on my glasses to check the weather app on my phone. I know the facts of this meteorological …

Pets

The Founder of Panera Bread: 'I Wish I'd Fired More People'

After stepping down as CEO in January, Ron Shaich looks back on what he wishes he'd done differently.<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>I was the CEO of a public company for more than 26 years -- that's longer than Cal Ripken, Jr., played baseball. And I wasn't …

Leadership

5 Ways to Identify a Toxic Workplace During Your Interview

Cultures are all different, but in almost all cases a great culture is one where the company's mission is reflected in the behaviors exhibited by employees day-to-day.<p>As 2018 begins, many people are thinking about making a move in the job market. In addition to looking for more compensation, …

The Workplace

Every Dog Has Its Holi-day: The Rise of Pet Travelers

At first, I never meant to travel with my dog, Ruby, a white-and-brown shih tzu, who I got in 2013 when I was moving to Los Angeles. I was hoping she …

Pets

My all-time favorite reading app gives me access to unlimited books and audiobooks for $9 a month

<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>Scribd<p>As I've mentioned before, I first started using the reading app Scribd in 2015. I was 20 and spending my summer home from college …

Books

The Greatest Works of Russian Literature Everyone Should Read

There are certain books that are always on lists of “books you must read” and the like, and these books are generally two things: Old and complex. …

Baking Soda – A Must Have in Your Garden

Everyone know the vast use of baking soda in the kitchen and around the house.<p>Well, it also has tonnes of uses in the garden.<p>Here are some of the …

Forget Photoshop, Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

13 Free Photo Editors<p>The Best Free Photo Editors Out There<p>Updated April 03, 2018<p>These free photo editors are the best of the best and will get you …

Tutorials

The Best Bookish TED Talks From 2017

From designing libraries that make kids want to read to talks from some of our most celebrated novelists, like Nnedi Okorafor and Elif Shafak, …

How To Chase Away Your Best Employees

Finding good employees can be time consuming and expensive, so it only makes sense that you would want to keep great workers around for the long haul.<p>If a quality worker has ever exited your business, then you probably understand the vacuum that can be left in their wake. Suddenly, work is …

The Workplace

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>• Johann Hari Q&A: ‘I was afraid to dismantle the story about depression and anxiety’<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, …

Depression

Microsoft veteran Julie Larson-Green is known for building successful teams — here's how she does it

Julie Larson-Green had a storied 25-year career at Microsoft where she worked on everything from Windows to Microsoft Office to Surface devices.<p>She left Microsoft in November and landed at Qualtrics, the Provo-Utah based startup valued at $2 billion that offers survey software. She's taking on the …

Microsoft Office

This Is the Age When Most People Become Millionaires

You may be closer than you think.<p>Some people spend their whole lives working toward a seven-figure savings.<p>But it’s undoubtedly easier to reach …

Retirement

<b>A Rogue Manager Can Kill Your Culture </b> | Inc.com

With great anticipation, best places to work lists come out. Companies and individuals post their pride on LinkedIn and other social media outlets, praising their HR team and senior leadership. WE ARE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK! "Employment Branding" it's called.<p>Every company tries, but only 10, 20, …

High Blood Pressure

USA Today just ran the most anti-Trump editorial of the year

“Rock bottom is no impediment for a new president who can always find room for a new low.”<p>USA Today’s editorial board had some scathing words on President Donald Trump Tuesday: He is a “uniquely awful” figure whose “sickening behavior is corrosive to the enterprise of a shared governance based on …

Donald Trump

This fascinating map shows which languages take the most and least time to learn for native English speakers

If you want to pick up a new language in a short amount of time, you may want to start with Portuguese instead of Korean.<p>According to the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), a native English speaker would need around 24 weeks to learn the former. To learn the latter, however, the speaker would need to …

Language Learning

Max the cat loves the library. (The feeling is not mutual.)

Libraries are a haven for many. Rarely are their doors closed to anyone.<p>Unless you're a free-roaming cat.<p>This is basically halfway to being a …

Pets

How Much Money Should You Be Saving to Retire? Your Savings Account Will Tell You | Inc.com

Conventional wisdom tells us that the sooner you start saving for retirement, the sooner you can retire. Unfortunately, that's sometimes easier said than done. After all, life has a habit having constantly throwing a monkey wrench into your savings goals.<p>To make matters worse, we all have different …

Retirement

Fox News’ Shepard Smith Dismantles His Network’s Coverage Of The Clinton-Uranium One Deal

The Justice Department is considering whether to appoint a second special counsel to investigate several matters associated with Hillary Clinton, including the Uranium One deal that Donald Trump has been calling “the real Russia story.” The president may have absorbed the conspiracy from his …

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams | Inc.com

It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company often turns its eye inward, analyzing information …

The Workplace