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How to Negotiate Your Salary: Managers’ 13 Top Tips

“Does anyone know how to negotiate salary?” my friend asks at one of our semiregular wine nights. Our conversations usually run the gamut from what’s …

Employment

How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

Is it true that recruiters reject a resume in six seconds?

Yes, and they actually reject resumes very quickly for reasons beyond being unqualified — here are <b>5 things recruiters make snap decisions on</b> that you …

Learn How to Tell the Story of Your Idea

An essential part of success is being able to explain how your business will make people's lives better.<p>4 min read<p><i>In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips</i> <i>and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed</i> …

Entrepreneurship

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year--With No Funding

There's no set recipe--but there are a few rules of thumb to follow.<p>In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down--leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and …

Project Management

Double Your Income by Knowing the Second Most Valuable Thing You Can Do With Your Time

If you consistently create high value time - you can double your income<p>If you ask any businessperson what the most valuable thing they can do, they all likely have the same answer: work on their billable hours. They're right--that is the most valuable thing you can do with your time. Think about if …

Networking

How to Create Executive Team Norms — and Make Them Stick

Have you ever been on an executive team where things just clicked? You had a common goal, communication flowed easily, and everyone was willing to put in the long hours for a final push. Looking back, you wish you could replicate and carry forward that same secret sauce on every team, especially …

Management

7 Personal Items You Should Never Leave Out During an Open House

A few years ago, Los Angeles resident <b>Angela Wilson Gyetvan</b> put her house on the market. She lived in an affluent neighborhood, and she'd chosen a …

12 months of smart money moves to end 2018 richer

Making small changes each month will leave you much better off.<p>The start of a new year is an optimum time to get your finances in order. While studies have shown that making financial resolutions actually makes a difference in your financial life, it's important to have a plan for concrete …

Personal Finance

How to Get Out of a Meeting You Know Will Waste Your Time

You can often predict which meetings will be unproductive from the moment you receive the invitation. There’s the “team update” where you spend two hours listening to a rundown of how everyone spent their week, or the “planning meeting” where you hash out picayune details that should have been …

Finally Starting Your Business This Year? Here's Your Ultimate 12-Point Checklist

You've had the idea for a while. Now is the time to act. This startup guide will get you up and running fast.<p>It's 2018,and you are really doing it. You have long imagined your product on the endcap at Walmart and practiced what you'll say when Mark Cuban grills you about your competitive edge. But …

Entrepreneurship

How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing

Apple is now offering to swap the battery in older iPhone's for $29, but will having this done speed up your device?<p><i>Video: How to check if your</i> …

Mobile Technology

You've Been Charging Your Smartphone Wrong

You've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>Tech Reporter<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery …

Electric Vehicles

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Richard Feynman

Date bars

These date bars are so much better to nibble on than store-bought snacks.<p>Makes <b>24 bars</b> | Preparation time <b>20 minutes</b> | Baking time <b>25 minutes</b><p><b>For the</b> …

Dessert

One Answer That Will Increase Your Probability of Getting Hired

When answering an interview question like this, you will show that you are a creative, curious, and serious candidate.<p>In 1995, I was approached by two classmates in college. They, apparently, had started a company, and were considering offering me a job as the lead developer. No doubt, I was …

Career Development

13 words you should always include on your CV

International recruitment website Glassdoor recently published a list of words to never include on your resume, including overused clichés such as …

Employment

Public Speaking? There’s An App For That

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>According to the 2015 Chapman University Survey of American Fears, the top three personal anxieties that make us lose sleep are (1) reptiles, (2) public speaking, and (3) heights.<p>There’s not much Quiet Revolution can do about scary snakes and dizzying …

How to Reset Apple's Thunderbolt Display

Apple's Thunderbolt Display, for myriad reasons, may not display an image from your Mac, recognize USB peripherals, connect to Ethernet, or power on whatsoever.<p>In many cases, the display is not broken. Before contacting Apple, follow these troubleshooting steps to see if you can reset your …

Change Where Screenshots Are Saved On Your Mac With A Terminal Command

Mac: Taking a screenshot on a Mac is easy, but if you take them often, having them littered across your desktop is a pain. You could use a …

Linux

5 Reasons Why Married Couples Don't French Kiss

When couples come to my office to discuss improving their intimacy, one question I often ask is, "How often do you kiss?"<p>No, I don't mean the obligatory peck on the check or lips--the kind of kiss you give your grandma--I'm talking about a real kiss. You know the kind I mean: that you did at the …

Phil's favorite apps of 2014

Two ways to look at the apps that I can't live without, seeing as how they don't really change much from year to year. One is that I'm just a crabby …

How to use benchmarks to cut through marketing hype

It’s not your imagination: your Mac’s overall performance can slow down over time. Most often this happens because we gradually add more apps and …

Ring Menu Adds a Shortcut To Your Most Used Stuff Anywhere

Mac: The Mac OS X Dock is great, but if you're looking for something a little different, Ring Menu pulls up all your favorite apps, documents, and …

Apps

Protect yourself online with the VPN Unlimited Premium Plan [Deals]

If you’ve ever been hacked and had your identity stolen, then you already know the importance of protecting yourself online. If you haven’t been the victim of identity theft, don’t allow yourself to become one.<p>For a very limited time only, you can get 3 years of protection from online hackers with …

Information Systems

Here's How Much Soda You Have To Drink To Make It Worth Buying Your Own SodaStream

It may feel like you are saving tons of money every time you use your own SodaStream rather than buying soda drinks from the store.<p>We did the math and you may be surprised how long it may take you to break even.<p><i>Produced by Sara Silverstein.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

Übersicht Customizes Your OS X Desktop with Widgets and Useful Data

OS X (10.9+): If you're looking to customize your desktop in OS X, usually you'd turn to an app like GeekTool. Now there's an alternative—Übersicht, …