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How to become a killer negotiator in nine steps

Negotiating is something we do on a daily basis, be it at work or at home, and is key to ensuring that you always get the best outcome.<p>According to the late soul singer Marvin Gaye, "Negotiation means getting the best of your opponent". But negotiation is an art form that is hard to learn and even …

Soul Music

Want to Be a Better Public Speaker? Stop Talking and Do This Instead

Successful presentations motivate, educate, and inspire listeners to take action. From the attention-getting opening to the powerful close--and the concrete, key messages in the middle--memorable presenters know to how to deliver their content in an engaging way.<p>How?<p>By combining stories and …

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10 Powerful Habits That Will Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself

Get the toxicity out of your life.<p><i>What are some habits that are good to get into? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>These are my …

Job Seekers Should Cut These 3 Things Out of Their LinkedIn Profile (Immediately)

Don't set yourself, and your job search, up for failure. Use LinkedIn the right way.<p>Getting a job--especially one you actually enjoy--can be extremely difficult. Which is why job seekers need to go above and beyond to stand out. If you're not utilizing your LinkedIn profile, you are missing out on …

These Designs Take Bamboo Infrastructure to a New Level

Flexible, durable, and fast-growing—it's no wonder bamboo has been nick-named "the green steel of the 21st century."<p>Did we mention it can help protect the environment, too? By absorbing high amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, bamboo is a wonderful natural resource for both temporary and …

The 1 Thing Steve Jobs Would Never Say That Will Increase Your Productivity at Work

Work smarter or give up.<p>Anyone who tells you they were an overnight success is a liar. They say this to save time--you'd be amazed at the effort put into making an idea a successful reality. You might also be amazed at the math on how you can accomplish almost 40 times as much every single …

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

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These 3 Persuasion Tricks Have Been Used for Over 2,000 Years

Having trouble closing deals? Use the oldest trick in the book.<p>Over 2,000 years ago Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle cracked the code to persuasion. Aristotle is most known for his knowledge and ideologies surrounding abstract, political and rational topics.<p>Aristotle often dealt with the …

This Famous Albert Einstein Quote Nails It. The Smartest People Today Display This 1 Trait

Enhance relationships, have great conversations, think creatively, and problem-solve better.<p>In one famous quote, Albert Einstein explained his genius when he famously said, "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."<p>The second part of that quote is certainly good news for the …

The 19 Most Incredible Small Spaces on Pinterest

1 of 19<p>Bold Walls<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 19<p>Smart Shelves<p>3 of 19<p>Bright White<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 19<p>Storage and Seating<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 19<p>Texture, Texture, …

Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a comprehensive scientific review of research.<p>The review finds that eating more protein, well past the amounts currently recommended, can significantly augment the …

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The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling

To engage leaders, colleagues, and clients, use this simple technique<p>By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as <i>Harvard Business Review</i> describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next …

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

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CES 2018 gets serious about health, wellness and medical tech

When "health tech" first started popping up at CES a few years ago, it was mostly centered on step counters, digital workout coaches and heart-rate trackers. These days, of course, that technology is widely available in consumer wearables from the likes of Fitbit, Garmin and Apple. But the devices …

New Raspberry Pi: Zero WH promises cheaper and easier homebrew hardware

Raspberry Pi launches the Pi Zero WH to make it simpler to use its new GPIO expander software.<p><i>Video: A guide to Raspberry Pi in 60 seconds</i><p>FREE …

Here's How the Highest Achievers Start Their Days Differently Than Everyone Else

People who consistently achieve the most in life are intentional about when they get out of bed and what they do in their first waking minutes.<p>How you start your day sets the tone for the rest it. It's why people who consistently achieve the most in life are intentional about when they get out of …

12 foods that will speed up your metabolism

The faster your metabolism, the faster you'll burn off your food.<p>Having a healthy metabolism helps you lose weight and reduces your risk of developing harmful conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Kick-start your system with these metabolism-boosting foods.

Forget Iceland — these are the 10 places around the world everyone will be visiting in 2018, according to travelers

We're barely into 2018, but travelers are already chiming in on this year's newest travel hotspots.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its annual list of global travel destinations on the rise, and this year's list includes gems from Croatia to Kenya.<p>TripAdvisor based its rankings on year-to-year …

12 Online Marketing Tactics You Should Be Using in 2018

Here are 12 online marketing tactics where you should be allocating your marketing budget this year.<p>The internet has changed business marketing forever, allowing companies to reach a large group of potential customers with a relatively small amount of money. But with so many platforms available, it …

The Problem With Interactive Graphics

In a nutshell: People aren’t interacting with them.<p>In a recent talk given at the INCH Munich conference and later published on Medium, designer Dominikus Baur doled out some surprising data points on the interactive infographic. At the <i>New York Times</i>—which, in our opinion, publishes some of the best …

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9 Revolutionary Companies to Watch

Nine little-known companies are working hard to bring game-changing tech to market.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This year is off and running with some extraordinary companies starting to make a name for themselves.<p>I attend countless conferences and meetups. Over the …

I swore never to use CSS in JS, here are 6 reasons why I was wrong

CSS in JS<p>When I first heard of this idea, I was shocked. For decades the best practice was to separate the HTML, CSS and JS concerns. You know, so …

What You Should Know About The App Design Process

16 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

10 Tiny Homes to Rent for Your Next Vacation

Ever wonder what it would be like to downsize? Discover theses tiny homes for rent and spend your next trip in your very own tiny-house getaway<p>There are plenty of fantastic reasons to book a tiny house for your next vacation. Renting a micro-lodge can make an already exciting getaway feel even more …

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The Most Meaningful Content Marketing Trends and How They Will Influence 2017: Part 2

These are the most meaningful trends I've noticed as I continue using content marketing and travel around the country speaking to and connecting with other experts.<p>The first part of my series on content marketing trends covered some of the biggest trends that I've noticed shaping the industry and …

6 must-have items for web designers

Looking for a spot of web design inspiration? We round up 6 of the best and most interesting web design-related goodies from the last month.<p>01. …

How to power up your menus with CSS animation

It's through animation that we make sense of the world: doors swing open, cars drive to their destinations, lips curl into smiles. Even the things …

One Girl, 3 Eyebrow Shapes by Chriselle Lim

<i>These days, being a hyphenate is practically a requirement for running a successful blog—but Chriselle Lim, creator of</i> <i>The Chriselle Factor</i><i>, was one</i> …

What my daughters learned at summer coding camp

They love collaboration and, above all, they are very fast learners when they see what technology can do for them.<p>My dad, an IT entrepreneur, was adamant that my sister and I have a good toolbox before leaving home. "An extensive toolbox is crucial for your freedom," he would tell his daughters. He …