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Frequent Cause of Divorce: The Wimpy Guy

A client recently called and asked for an urgent appointment alone. She and her husband have been seeing me primarily because of one potentially relationship-ending issue: "I'm sick and tired of being with a wimp!" she said.<p>I understand.<p>Unfortunately, women who complain about their man being a wimp …

How to answer ‘Why should we hire you?’

We recently solicited readers to submit their most pressing career-related questions.<p>With help from Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the …

Employment

4 Things Successful Small-Business Owners Do Every Morning

The saying goes that the early bird gets the worm. But success isn’t as simple as waking up before everyone else. It’s about what you do -- <i>or don’t do</i> -- in those first hours of the day. We partnered with Wells Fargo and asked several small-business owners to share the simple morning habits that …

Gregory Shano on Decorating His Relaxed Long Island Retreat

The designer explains how embraced indoor-outdoor living in his home. Tour the house here.<p><b>Lisa Cregan: You've coaxed a lot of outdoor living from this little speck of land!</b><p><b>Gregory Shano:</b> We utilized every square inch. The entire lot — with house — is only a third of an acre. And it was nothing but …

Five Tech Skills That Will Help Your Career (No Matter What You Do)

Almost every single job out there involves being online in some capacity. That means that, at some point in your career—this year or 30 years from now—you’ll likely have to access the back end of a company site, a blog or an email marketing service.<p>Did that sentence scare you?<p>Don’t worry, it’s not …

'Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal': Are You Ready to Pursue Your Entrepreneurial Dreams?

Stuck in traffic on your way to work. You're sitting in traffic just to get to work to sit in another meaningless meeting. Your boss doesn't respect you and you certainly don't respect him, but you have been faithfully towing the company line -- smiling through the endless memos, company …

'Panic In A Suitcase' Puts A Fresh Spin On A Coming-To-America Story

There's a wonderful 1982 memoir called <i>An Orphan in History</i> by the late <i>Village Voice</i> writer Paul Cowan. It's about Cowan's search for his European Jewish roots, and in it he says something about the sacrifices of older generations of immigrants that's always stayed with me. Cowan says: "Millions of …

Writing the Common Application Essay and What to Avoid

The Common Application will launch for the coming admissions season on August 1. In the meanwhile, the Common Application essay prompts are available so writing can begin. Students will need to choose one of the five prompts and write up to a 650-word essay.<p><b>The essay prompts are as follows:</b><p>1. Some …

Turn Your Twitter Marketing Into a Money-making Machine

Twitter is a powerful platform for a business trying to engage in one-on-one conversations with their audience, while also trying to monetize their social media marketing efforts.<p>Monetizing your social media channels is just one of the many goals an organization should keep in mind, but important …

How to Become a Social Media Brand in Demand

If you are still on the fence about how to use social media to grow your small business, now is a great time to get started. Keep in mind that it takes a long-term commitment to become a social media superstar, but it can be done - even with all the noise in the marketplace online. I was recently …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

How to Build Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn [21 Useful Tips]

As a LinkedIn trainer, I get a few recurring questions in my workshops and seminars. I thought I would compile a little list with questions and …

Iceland Police Kill Man, For The First Time Ever

Gunfire is a rare occurrence in Iceland, a country with lower crime rates than most. Police hardly have a reason to draw their firearms and there has …

Dead Mice Update: Tiny Assassins Dropped On Guam Again

Dead mice laced with acetaminophen have for the fourth time been dropped from helicopters into trees on Guam in an experiment aimed at killing snakes that have devastated the island's bird population and caused other damage.<p>No, we haven't been duped by something written by The Onion.<p>As we reported …

What the new Salesforce Certification means for your company

Shortly before Dreamforce 2013, Salesforce announced that it will launch a new certification verification page on certification.salesforce.com. In …

7 integrators nab latest Salesforce innovation awards

Announced during Dreamforce 2013, the awards recognize cloud integrators who are particularly good at translating business needs into viable …

Innovation

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The employee-centric evolution of HR software

You may have heard the term “consumerization of IT” to describe how enterprise software decisions are moving beyond the purview of the chief …

3 Rules For Following Up With A Recruiter

You’ve been stood up.<p>You applied to a position, confirmed your resume was received, and got the wink and the gun from the recruiter that your application looked good. So you’re popping your collar, thinking you’re in like Flynn, waiting for the hiring manager to call to schedule an interview.<p>But a …

Experience Travel

The Big Idea: The Age of Hyperspecialization

Adam Smith’s <i>Wealth of Nations,</i> published in 1776, famously described what would be one of the central drivers of economic progress for centuries to come: the division of labor.<p>Much of the prosperity our world now enjoys comes from the productivity gains of dividing work into ever smaller tasks …

DeveloperAuction Rebrands As Hired.com To Make Recruiting Suck Less For Everyone

DeveloperAuction, which launched in 2012 to revolutionize the engineer recruiting market, is today rebranding itself as Hired.com, and putting its sights on a much larger target covering designers, data scientists and more.<p>The idea is pretty straightforward: companies can bid on candidates, who …

Jammin' the Wind in the Grenadine Islands

Parrrrrteeee!!!!!<p>Unlike fans of the Beastie Boys, we didn't have to fight for our right to party. As we boarded the S/V Mandalay in St George's Grenada for the beginning of our 5 day sailing trip, the crew welcomed us aboard, then thrust rum swizzles into our hands and continued to ply us with …

Undiscovered France: Where to Go Next

With Paris’s many seductions, the stately Loire Valley, picture-perfect Provence, and the dazzling Côte d’Azur it’s no wonder much of the rest of …