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27 annoying words on your résumé that make hiring managers cringe

"Nearly everyone is guilty of using buzzwords from time to time, but professionals are evaluated increasingly on their ability to communicate," says Paul McDonald, senior executive director for professional-placement firm Robert Half.<p>Some of the major problems with using buzzwords, according to …

Employment

Not all leafy greens are created equal — here's the definitive ranking of the best ones for you

So which should you pick to justify the croutons, bacon, and other yummy toppings in your salad?<p>We're here to help. Using rankings from the CDC's 2014 list of "powerhouse foods," as well as the nutritional breakdowns of the veggies, we compiled the best, most nutritional greens for your salads, …

Nutrition

Facebook’s HR chief conducted a company-wide study to find its best managers — and 7 behaviors stood out

"The most important thing is that we choose managers who want to be managers," Lori Goler, Facebook's VP of people, told Business Insider.<p>Facebook is a strength-based organization, she said, and that means that leadership finds what employees excel at and place them in those roles. In order to …

Employee Engagement

New Comcast plan charges $30 more for the Internet you already get

Chances are that you current Internet plan charges you a flat free for unlimited access to the Internet and services like Netflix and HBO Go.<p>That …

33 of the hardest questions Apple will ask in a job interview

Like Google and other big tech companies, Apple asks both technical questions based on your past work experience and some mind-boggling puzzles.<p>We combed through recent posts on Glassdoor to find some of the toughest interview questions candidates have been asked.<p>Some require solving tricky math …

Employment

Easy Techniques to Improve Any Shrimp Recipe

I was raised in what you might call a shrimp cocktail family—each and every one of us is a complete fanatic. To this day, it's not uncommon for an oversize platter of poached shrimp and a bowl of horseradish-heavy cocktail sauce to stand in as my dinner. Unfortunately, not all shrimp cocktail is …

California Is Building The Country’s Largest Solar Desalination Plant

In the Central Valley, nowhere near the ocean, there’s lots of salty waste irrigation water–and not enough to drink.<p>If you want to take a shower or wash dishes in East Porterville, California, you’ll probably have to use a bucket. The water stopped running in most houses over a year ago. But …

Netflix's CEO just revealed the most important issue for Internet TV

Netflix has no immediate plans to raise prices for U.S. subscribers, and will instead seek to lift profits by encouraging customers to upgrade to …

Time Warner

Tesla wants to reshape electric grid with combination of rooftop solar panels, home batteries

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to steer his electric car company's battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an elaborate plan to reshape the power grid with millions of small power plants made of solar panels on roofs and batteries in garages.<p>Musk, a billionaire, is expected to …

Sneaky Questions Early-Stage VCs Ask Founders

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Rob Go is a co-founder and partner at seed-stage VC NextView Ventures and writes on the firm’s blog, the View from Seed.</i><p>During conversations with VCs, entrepreneurs will often encounter a few sneaky questions that have nothing to do with their actual businesses today. Many of these …

Venture Capital

MIT invention makes ocean water drinkable with a little help from the sun

Luckily, some of the brightest minds in the world are on the case. USAID recently announced the winners of the Desal Prize, part of a competition to see who could create an affordable desalination solution for developing countries. The idea was to create a system that could remove salt from water …

Snorkeling

For Professionals Returning to Work, There’s Power in the Cohort

Andrea Chermayeff wishes she’d kept a diary during the fall of 2013. That was the time when Chermayeff, a Harvard Business School graduate who’d left the workforce for 15 years to stay home with her four children, was a member of the inaugural class of J.P. Morgan’s ReEntry program, one of a …

Credit Suisse

31 answers to really tough interview questions

Whatever the reason, you'll want to be prepared.<p>In her book "301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions<p>One of the best ways to stand out: have the smartest answers to the toughest questions.<p><i>Note: Many of these are examples of great responses to help guide you. They won't necessarily work for</i> …

Employment

These are the 25 hottest startups in San Francisco

We have compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in San Francisco. To do so, we spoke to investors, employees, journalists, and active members of the city's tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features young startups, some of which you may not have heard of yet.

Startups

Shock treatment

THE best-known objective of America’s Affordable Care Act of 2010—commonly known as Obamacare—was to ensure that the 40m-plus Americans who lacked …

Health Care

This simple orange grid offers everything you need to know before you start a company

Creating your own startup can be overwhelming at times, but luckily there's a new directory called Startup Stash that contains everything you need to know, all in one place.<p>The first thing you'll notice about Startup Stash is the simple grid layout that makes finding resources and tools exceedingly …

Startups

Best outdoor bars and restaurants in San Francisco

For those gorgeous SF days and nights when being inside just won't do

San Francisco

Stand Out in Your Interview

You’ve just landed a job interview for a position you really want. Congratulations. Now, you know you only get one chance to impress, but how exactly do you do that? Given all of the conflicting advice out there and the changing rules of getting a job, it’s no wonder that job seekers are confused …

The FCC just delivered a big win for anyone who cares about the future of the internet

Title II regulation means broadband internet will be treated as a utility, just like telephone lines. It also means companies won't be able to pay internet service providers (ISPs) for "fast lanes" to users.<p>Wheeler's proposal will also apply to wireless broadband for mobile devices.<p>This is a big …

Internet

Internet Providers Had A Silly Case To Keep Your Broadband Speeds Slow

The FCC voted Thursday to classify broadband internet as connections that provide download speeds of at least 25 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 3 Mbps.<p>That's a good move. Those speeds are a lot faster than many people probably get from their internet provider (ISP). By definition, …

Net Neutrality

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

The Oil Crash Has Provided A Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity

<i>The fall in the price of oil and gas provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix bad energy policies</i><p>Most of the time, economic policymaking is about tinkering at the edges. Politicians argue furiously about modest changes to taxes or spending. Once in a while, however, momentous shifts are …

Oil & Gas Industry

A Prescription to End Drinking

Data on Medicine for Alcohol Disorders Pushes Doctors Beyond 12-Step Programs<p>New understanding of how alcohol affects the brain is prompting addiction experts to make a push for using medications to help people quit or cut down on excessive drinking.<p>For years, treatment has meant 28 days of rehab …

Alcohol

The Best Spirits and Liqueurs of 2014

2014 was such an exciting year for spirits that narrowing down my list of favorites was a truly difficult task. This year's bottlings have raised the bar for future distillers in many ways. The level of quality is so high that these spirits and liqueurs finally being seen for what they are—not just …

How to Make Sweet and Buttery Glazed Roasted Shallots

This is a simple recipe for delicious roasted shallots in a sweet-tart buttery glaze. But it's also an example of how simple recipes can sometimes be tricky to nail down.<p>In this case, the challenge for me was the oven temperature. Everything else about this recipe is quite straightforward—the …