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Tired of Ending Your Emails With 'Regards'? Here Are 69 Other Options

In case you're tired of your same old email sign-off, this list provides many alternatives.<p>I have an embarrassing confession: The vast majority of the time, I sign off my emails with "Thanks!" It doesn't matter if I have anything to show appreciation for or not--it tends to be my default …

Owe

Feel the Noise: Homemade Slime Becomes Big Business

“Slime is about the noise,” said Goldie Bronson<b>,</b> a Los Angeles fifth grader. “Most people like the noise.”<p>By slime, Goldie, 10, was referring to the sticky substance with a well-known heritage that includes the buckets of green stuff dumped on Nickelodeon guests, the goo spewed by Bill Murray and …

Kids

Six Tricks to Shoot Better Video With Your Mobile Phone

This video displays basic tips for a person looking to start vlogging or capturing video to showcase their skills. It's aimed at beginners, although …

Mobile Photography

How Much Money Do I Need to Live Off of Interest?

With enough money in savings, you could theoretically live off of the interest, but is it a good idea?<p><i>Editor's Note: This article originally</i> …

Ten Things Great Leaders Do To Get People On Board With Change

Change isn’t easy. Even change for the better. Great leaders know this and don’t pretend otherwise. Yet they also know that embracing change with the right mindset - one that is open to learning and “unlearning” on-the-go – is paramount to creating an environment where change isn’t just a once in a …

Marriott International

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who better to consult than those who have achieved the peak of professional …

10 Essential Skills Every New Homeowner Should Have

Ah, the joys of homeownership -- you can paint the walls any color you choose, let Fido run free in your backyard, and finally leave your bike outside your side door, without getting a citation from your property-management company.<p>There are many perks of having a place to call your own, but the …

A CEO shares 8 simple skills that will radically improve your life

We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our job during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, know that there are some other skills outside of their job description that can also immensely improve their wealth and their life.<p>They may not …

The Anatomy of a Successful LinkedIn Profile [Infographic]

To stand out amid the millions of LinkedIn users, you need a stellar profile that captures attention and starts conversations. The following …

Infographics

How to Master Microsoft Office Word

Microsoft Word is easily the biggest, most popular word processing program available, but it does a lot more than just edit text and TPS reports. If …

Software

Top 101 Mind-Blowing Failure Quotes To Achieve Success In Your Life

There is no one in the world who achieved success without experiencing the taste of failure, if there is anyone who achieved success without testing …

How to save for retirement if your company doesn't offer a 401(k)

You get large tax advantages, the money is automatically taken from your paychecks before you have the chance to spend it, and sometimes your employer contributes money to your account in what's known as an employer match.<p>Perhaps most importantly, it allows you to compound money over time— and …

Use the 50/20/30 Rule to Outline Your Budget For Every Need

The best way to keep a balanced budget is to decide your financial boundaries before you start spending. The 50/20/30 rule can help you keep every …

15 Chrome Extensions that will boost your productivity

Chrome extensions brought a lot of innovation into the browser market, every Chrome user knows and loves at least a few. Very often, you know what …

11 time-saving Microsoft Word hacks you won't know how you lived without

Microsoft Word tips? I know what you’re thinking: Is it 1995 again? <i>Am I back in seventh grade?</i><p>No – we’re definitely squarely in 2016. But that …

Forget college — banks are offering parents ways to save for their kids' retirement

The new "Roth IRA for kids" hammers that point home.<p>Fidelity is the latest on the list of major banks like Charles Schwab and Vanguard who offer retirement-savings products for kids under 18, reports Dan Kadlec at TIME.<p>The "Kiddie Roth IRA" is a custodial account, where parents maintain control and …

It's not me, it's you: 6 signs you're a bad manager

Having someone on your team not pull his or her weight is not only incredibly frustrating, but it also makes it harder to hit goals — which, as you've surely stressed about, reflects badly on you.<p>But rather than set up yet another meeting, have you asked yourself how you contributed to the …

There's a weird way to fix your iPhone if it's acting slow — and it takes less than 30 seconds

If your iPhone's not properly displaying app updates or if it's acting slow, there's a weird — and incredibly simple — thing you can do that could fix it.<p>We first saw the trick over at AppAdvice, though the first person to discover it out appears to be developer Zachary Drayer.<p>Here's what you</b> …

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

Time Management

Here's the workout Michael B. Jordan used to get in insane shape for his boxing movie, 'Creed'

But the "Rocky" franchise brought it up another level. The physiques of Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa (who by the third film looks ridiculously cut) was the inspiration for many during the exercise craze in the late 1970s to early '80s.<p>Now the bar has been …

14 best computer tricks everyone should know

HBO<p>If there's one thing Reddit users are good at, it's coming up with clever tricks — especially on computers.<p>And in one post, a Redditor asked fellow users what computer tricks everyone should know. People submitted a wealth of tricks for Macs, PCs, web browsers, specific sites like YouTube, …

6 Interview Questions You Must Ask if You Want to Hire the Best People

Toss the canned interview questions and try these instead.<p>There's no lack of sources for canned interview questions. A quick Google search on the phrase <i>interview questions</i> turns up about 20 million hits! Good luck with that.<p>In 30 years of interviewing people for roles in fast-paced startup …

Employment

4 Reasons to Have 1-on-1 Meetings With Your Employees

<i>By Robin Perry</i><p>There are a few keystone behaviors that once established as habits make a significant difference in your leadership effectiveness. One …

26 of The Best Collaboration Apps for Your Team

Remote team collaboration is becoming much more easier and better. The growth of cloud apps has made it easy for business professionals to do …

Project Management

Office 365 introduces a new tool for organizing your team

Microsoft has announced that it’s adding Planner, a new collaboration tool for teams, to its Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite.<p>The app lets teams create boards for projects with tasks that can be assigned to members along with a due date, attachments and conversations.<p>Planner gives you a …

8 Morning Rituals of the Most Successful People

Science has proved that willpower is highest in the morning and depletes as the day passes.<p><i>What are some examples of the morning routines and habits of successful people? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p>Answer by Alok Sharma, intern at IIRS-ISRO, on Quora<p>The day begins …

Success

6 Tips to Learn on How to Have Meetings Like Steve Jobs

What to Do First When Managing Former Peers

<i>STEVEN MOORE FOR HBR</i><p>You just learned that you’ve been promoted and will now be managing a team of your former peers — exciting news! That is, until the moment you realize that your good fortune means disappointment for your coworkers who didn’t get the job. When you’re promoted over people who have …

Leadership

4 Mistakes To Avoid in Staff Meetings

You may believe that periodic all-hands meetings are vital to your company, but many of your employees likely feel differently. Here's how to hold their attention the next time around.<p>Running efficient meetings is an acquired skill. If you have no idea where to start, think about time spent in a …

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How to Balance Leadership and Management

“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” ~ Publilius Syrus<p>This may be true, but small business owners are expected to “hold the helm” through …