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18 Things To Take Off Your Résumé And LinkedIn Profile Today To Succeed Tomorrow

During my 20-plus years of recruiting, I have reviewed roughly over 480,000 résumés and LinkedIn profiles. I’m not too handy with numbers (which is why I’m a recruiter rather than an accountant), but making an educated guess based on my meager math skills, I have searched—at the very least—50 …

Employment

An Experts Guide on Male Fat Loss

<b>Trimming down and maintaining a lean and muscular physique is a sure-fire way to increase how well your clothes fit,</b> which can have a huge and …

Health

'Carbohydrates are killing us'

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women.<p>For …

Diabetes

5 Ways to Live Your Best Life, According to Science

The quality and quantity of your life is mostly up to you.<p>The quality and quantity of your life is--in large part--up to you. You can be mediocre, let each day pass without intention and before you know it, you’ll be at the end of your time here. Or, you can strive to be your best self and do …

Elon Musk Once Gave Some Surprising Business Advice. 4 Years Later, It's Clearly Quite Brilliant

The road to self-improvement is a lifelong process.<p>Does a high IQ contribute to success? Certainly. But not without hard work, experimentation, failing forward, and an undying devotion to self-improvement.<p>Take Elon Musk, one of the smartest people on the planet. The driving force behind Tesla, …

The Vipp Shelter – The Ultimate Prefab Home Comes Packed With Cool Features

All buildings regardless of their function are usually constructed and planned in relation to their surroundings and the context of their location. …

Are You Dealing With a Sensitive Introvert or a Covert Narcissist: 23 Ways to Tell

Not all narcissists are vain and self-assured, some hide their self obsession under a disguise of sensitivity.<p>Usually, when we picture a narcissist, we picture someone vain, confident, and completely uninterested in anyone else but himself. (I'll let you choose your own favorite celebrity example.) …

Lightform’s first augmented reality projection device offers ‘theme park-level special effects’

Augmented reality is quickly becoming more and more popular, with companies like Apple and Google offering new platforms. Promising to offer a radically new paradigm for interacting with software and the world around us, many have gotten a taste of AR thanks Apple’s ARKit. The folks over at …

Recipe: Berry Pineapple Fruit Salad — Recipes from The Kitchn

My favorite approach to cooking — especially when it comes to potlucks, parties, and picnics — is to start with a dish that's a well-loved, familiar …

What can you buy in Austin for the U.S. median home cost?

That price is $200K, by the way<p>Perhaps it seems like common wisdom that Austin is one of the country’s more expensive housing markets. A recent report from real estate research site PropertyShark, however, seems to indicate otherwise—at least when measured against other large U.S. cities.<p>The site …

I'm a CEO, and This Is How I Really Spend My Time Every Day

The role does have its perks, but it's not what most people imagine.<p><i>What does a CEO of a start-up do? 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 Heidi Zak, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ThirdLove,</b> …

Why You Should Never Use Lotion After You Shower

Slathering lotion all over your body has become second nature to those of us worried about drying out our skin, especially after showers when you're …

These three skill sets will ensure you’ll never be out of work

The greater adoption of artificial intelligence and automation will undoubtedly reshape the workforce and the skills people need to stay employed. And according to a report released by McKinsey Global Institute during the VivaTech conference in Paris today (May 24), there are three core skill …

Artificial Intelligence

The One Odd Trait Most Successful People Have That Is Often Confused For A Weakness

Pain moves us. Comfort keeps us still.<p>This is why people color their hair or move to Costa Rica right after a breakup. It’s why people find the courage to start their own businesses only after they’ve been let go or burned by their old job. It is also why people find it so hard to initiate change …

Self-improvement

Node delivers modern, sustainable, modular prefab homes

These prefabs can stay small—or expand as needed<p>Prefab—or prefabricated—homes can be an affordable and eco-friendly alternative to buying a new home built onsite. And sometimes, these modern houses can be super gorgeous.<p>Case in point: these modern modules by Seattle-based Node combine to build …

Prefab Homes

7 things you should do every day with your significant other to make your love last

Due to the daily pressures, distractions, and dynamics of modern life, a romantic couple doesn't have to be dysfunctional to grow distant over time. Long working hours and the demands of raising children can push date night, sex, and romantic vacations to the last place on the priority …

Relationships

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

People are struggling to guess how many triangles are actually in this viral photo — see if you can figure it out

If you're a fan of brain teasers, you'll love the latest one sweeping the Internet.<p>On Monday, journalist Jitesh Pillaai shared a black-and-white drawing of several triangles hidden within one triangle and asked social media users to identify just how many of them they could find.<p>The brain teaser …

Social Media

4 ways to make small talk without seeming awkward or boring

Whether you're new at the office, solo at a party, or stuck waiting somewhere like an airline gate, you may grow more and more self-conscious the more time passes without starting up a conversation with others nearby.<p>How great does it feel, though, when some preternaturally gifted conversationalist …

Self-awareness

5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

If You Can’t Do These 11 Things In Front Of Your Partner, Then They’re Probably Not Your Soulmate

When it comes to being in a healthy, long-term relationship, you'll likely know you're with your soulmate if you can do and say certain things in …

Stop Ending Your Speeches With 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders, or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp, and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, …

12 bad decisions you make every day without realizing

Even smart people can make terrible decisions.<p>Generally, it's not because they spent time deliberating and somehow arrived at the wrong answer. It's because they didn't spend any time thinking at all.<p>For example: You might automatically keep your phone on your desk at work, or grab a smoothie as a …

Apps

Blu Homes launches 16 new prefab home designs, including new tiny homes

1/25<p>Blu Homes' net zero energy prefab "Farmhouse" house<p>As a dynamic force in the prefabricated green building industry, Blu Homes has consistently …

Moment lenses — the DSLR killer?

I travel with a Canon DSLR and two primes, a 35mm f1.4 and an 85mm f1.2 (endearingly nicknamed, “the fat kid”). Switching lenses is cumbersome and not ideal in certain environments, like a Saigon street market, densely crowded with vendors, tourists and thieves.<p>After lugging this camera kit through …

Research Says These 6 Habits Improve Future Brain Health

Doctors claim the secret to a healthy brain in years to come is to S.H.I.E.L.D. it.<p>Many of us hope to live a long life, which includes being of sound mind and body. While there's lots of education and emphasis on physical health as a way to live longer--maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, …

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

Italian Food

17 Cheat Sheets That'll Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder, Around The House

Learn how to decorate, repair, and maintain your house or apartment.

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

Self-improvement