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The Best Salespeople and Entrepreneurs Have One Trait That Sets Them Apart From Everyone Else

It's about knowing which activities produce results.<p><i>How do salespeople and entrepreneurs get so much done with so little time, and resources? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bernie</b> …

Time Management

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates

If you want to work for Jeff Bezos, you're going to have to answer some tough questions first.<p><b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b>• <b><br>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b>• <b><br>Questions about</b> …

Employment

Cure Your Cabin Fever With Cuban Chicken & Rice

This recipe from Anya von Bremzen’s recent book, ‘Paladares,’ will transport you to Havana.<p>Ever since New Year’s Eve, I’ve felt a bit off. No, it’s …

21 Things You Should Make Your Kids Pay For

Kids who need money are more likely to work, and working outside the house helps them develop valuable skills.<p>Whether they receive it from relatives …

Disney's Apartment-style Hotel Rooms Are Its Best-kept Secret

If your ideal Disney vacation includes breakfast on your own terms and a living room to spread out in, that fairy tale can come true. Many of Disney …

10 things you need to find before an aging parent has a medical crisis

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>As long as aging parents are handling their own finances and managing day-to-day living …

Recipe: One-Pot Weeknight Dirty Rice

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the sausage and cook until browned, about 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, …

Bay Leaf

This Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad Is the Perfect Lunch

The bringing-your-lunch-to-work struggle is real. But easy salads like this one — with quinoa, crunchy veggies, and a flavorful peanut sauce — will …

These adorable Fingerlings robo-monkeys are the latest must-have affordable gadget

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Robotics

Taste Beyond The Tongue

These are the top 5 books you must read to be successful

I post about a lot of books. Most people don’t have the time to read them all, so here are a few of my must-reads.<p><b>1.</b> <i>Influence</i><p>What is it?<p>Most consider …

Trump Jr. Learned Everything From His Dad, and It Shows

Emails reveal the president's son is a chip off the old block<p>It was not a hard call. When someone says the Russian government wants to give you …

Donald Trump

Teaching my kids to be responsible and appreciative, one Popsicle stick at a time.

When I tell people that I work from home, they usually look at me with a hint of envy.<p>Usually. But not during the summer.<p>With four kids at home, there isn’t much working going on in the summer. Between breaking up fights and making grilled cheese and washing endless loads of swim towels, there …

Parenting

Give Kids Stocks Instead of Toys

Kids have too much stuff, says any parent who has waited for a child to scurry off to school so she could ninja-sneak all the lonely, untouched toys …

Employment

Spend Your Weekend Like Shonda Rhimes (It Will Boost Your Productivity)

Don't get locked into work, says 'The Weekend Effect' author Katrina Onstad. It will limit your creativity and damage your personal life.<p>"You can work long, hard or smart, but at Amazon.com, you can't choose two out of three," asserted Jeff Bezos in his 1997 letter to shareholders. Journalist …

Shonda Rhimes

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry With Rice

This easy slow cooked chicken and rice dish is flavored with curry powder, ginger, and other seasonings.

Sony taps crowdfunding to deliver its kid-friendly coding kit

Sony's answer to Lego Mindstorms is a robot-building kit called Koov. It's the first product from Sony's Global Education division, and it's meant to help kids learn to code while they have fun building robots. The company has put the design kit on Indiegogo to gather some $100,000 in crowd-sourced …

10 Slimming (Yet Totally Satisfying) Recipes For Swimsuit Season

Warm weather is upon us and, like it or not, swimsuit season is here. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up good eating. Summer meals can be lighter and less caloric, but still delicious. From soups to salads to entrees, all of these recipes are light, full of flavor, and totally satisfying.<p>1. …

Try This New '5 Goals in 5 Months' Action Plan for Every Employee

Goals should be clear, attainable, not so distant, and foster a discussion.<p>Pull the drawstring on a bow, shut your eyes, and shoot an arrow in any direction.<p>What will you hit?<p>Most of us will miss the target by a mile.<p>That's essentially what happens when you don't set specific and attainable goals …

Motivation

Inside the Hamptons Mystique: Why Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez & More Really Flock to the East End

Each and every summer, celebrities flock to the Hamptons.<p><b>Jennifer Lopez</b>, <b>Diddy</b>, <b>Madonna</b>, <b>Gwyneth Paltrow</b>, <b>Kelly Ripa</b> and <b>Sarah Jessica Parker</b> are just a …

The 29 best books of the summer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your beach body — and your beach reads. The season’s hottest new books are packed with …

Frustrated 5-Year-Old's Speech About 'Marack Obama' Is Deeply Relatable

Taylor voted for pizza.<p>For 5-year-old Taylor, it’s bad enough Barack Obama is no longer the U.S. president ― but did Hillary Clinton have to lose the 2016 election, too?<p>In a three-part Instagram video that’s gone viral since her mom uploaded the clips on Thursday, the 5-year-old had some questions …

How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

Lessons in history from Donald Trump, who has “a very good brain” and is “one of the smartest people anywhere in the world”

Frederick Douglass, Andrew Jackson and “medieval times”: Our president, who is “like a smart person,” knows it all<p>President Donald Trump said something profoundly ignorant on Monday. I know that shocks you. He is, after all, a man who has told us over and over again that he is smarter than just …

25 of the Best 20-Minute Workout Videos — All in 1 Place!

You don't have to spend hours exercising if you want to lose weight or get stronger. Fitness instructor John Kersbergen says three to four 45-minute workouts a week is enough. If 45 minutes is more than you can devote at one time, break up your workouts, because it all adds up! Here are the best …

Flight Attendants Reveal What's Really In Their Carry-On Bags

Some of these items are ingenious!<p>Flight attendants have crazy schedules that can require back-to-back, multi-day trips with limited room for luggage. As a result, they’re known for having some of the most expertly packed carry-on bags in the sky.<p>These airline employees somehow manage to fit their …

How Not to Hate Your Husband This Weekend

<i>The following is adapted from "How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids"</i><i>(Little, Brown and Co., March 2017).</i><p>Tom and I sometimes exchange wry looks when we see child-free couples on the street. With their yoga mats tucked under their arms, they good-naturedly bicker about where they will go to brunch …

British Philosophy