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Big Idea 2014: Discomfort Is the New Comfort Zone

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p>We all know what a comfort …

Innovation

10 Leadership and Career Myths Debunked

It’s amazes me to see how many fundamentally loony ideas are still considered normal at work. These erroneous ideas often lead to bad …

How an Auction Can Identify Your Best Talent

My children go to public school in New York City. As in many school systems across America, parents help raise vital funding each year to complement the often scarce resources provided by the public school system. In my community, the biggest fund-raising event of the year is the annual school …

10 Ways Millennials Are Creating The Future Of Work

Millennials are going to make major shifts in corporations over the next decade and most people aren’t ready for the amount of change that’s coming. By 2025, millennials will account for 75% of the global workforce and by next year, they will account for 36% of the American workforce. At some …

From Shakespeare to Suzanne Collins: The Best Adaptations of 2013

With 2013 drawing to a close, we can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic for the year that was. From the splashy (“The Great Gatsby” and “Catching Fire”) …

Infographic: Where You Should Look For A Job

The unemployment rate may be down, but it’s hard to know if the economy is actually getting better. And it’s even harder to know if the economy is getting better for <i>you</i>. Recovery isn’t even across the board, which is why Justin Fox broke it down in a simple chart that asks “Who’s Been Hiring? (And …

Employment

Grazia

Cars With The Highest Resale Values

After their homes and perhaps putting their kids through college, an automobile is typically the next largest financial outlay a family makes. To help wring the most value out their vehicular investments, it’s prudent to choose a model that will bring a higher resale value (in the industry this is …

Online Brokers 2013: The best, and cheapest, online brokers in Canada

Stock Trading Commission Comparison<p>Here are the online stock trading commissions that would apply in three different transactions. Where multiple prices appear, the first applies to clients with accounts big enough to qualify for commission discounts and the second applies to small accounts (see …

Brokerage

Cheney: Fourteen reasons to ditch your all-season tires for the winter

My winter tire education began on a cool fall day in the 1960s, when my father took me to the garage and handed me a jack and a lug wrench. Falling leaves drifted down past the open door as my dad slipped on his work gloves to help me raise the car. Until then, my knowledge of tires was limited to …

Beyond stocks, bonds and some cash – what else belongs in your portfolio?

<i>An asset class is a group of securities that exhibit similar characteristics, behave similarly in the marketplace, and are subject to the same laws and regulations.</i> www.investopedia.com<p>To many investors, constructing a diversified portfolio is a matter of choosing an asset allocation from stocks, …

A new hope for Vancouver’s visual-effects sector

You won't be able to pick out the Canadian content in the upcoming <i>Star Wars</i> films, but it will be there, a new hope for Vancouver's visual effects sector. George Lucas's storied Industrial Light & Magic, established more than 30 years ago to help bring a galaxy far, far away to life, is setting up …

Makeup tips: How to fake full brows

In nearly every photo of today’s top models you will see one distinctive, youthful feature. Almost all of them have gorgeously thick, seemingly never …

Makeup

Swede redemption: Volvo's new compact crossover worth a second look

Volvo, Volvo, Volvo. What happened? Where did you go and why? What does the future look like? I have missed the soothing tones of Donald Sutherland, calmly telling us about you.<p>Volvo, some of us have missed you. I know Volvo dealers who have, too, and I know one in particular who sold the family …

Skin care secrets: Oils and essential oils

When you’ve sought out oil-free skin care products your whole life and invested in blotting powders and papers, mattifying primers and the like, it …

Skin Care

The ultimate mortgage checklist: 63 steps to negotiating the best deal

Here's what you need to consider ClickTap to see more<p><b>The Rate</b><p>1. Is the rate you're quoting me the lowest I can possibly get, given my qualifications and mortgage preferences?<p>2. If I find a lower rate for a similar product elsewhere, will you match it?<p>3. How many other lenders did you check when …

Personal Finance

6 Books Every Smart, Sexy Woman Needs To Read

<i>Fear of Flying author Erica Jong reveals the inspiring titles that need a place on every woman's bookshelf.</i><p><i>As told to Leigh Haber</i><p>Before Sex and the City, before Girls, there was Fear of Flying, the now-classic novel that encouraged women not just to enjoy their sexuality but to feel downright …

7 Clever Gadgets That Will Change Your Life

Clever devices to make your life easier.<p>These smart tech devices do things you might never have thought possible — or even imagined — until now.

Want To Read Others' Thoughts? Try Reading Literary Fiction

Your ability to "read" the thoughts and feelings of others could be affected by the kind of fiction you read.<p>That's the conclusion of a study in the journal <i>Science</i> that gave tests of social perception to people who were randomly assigned to read excerpts from literary fiction, popular fiction or …

10 Small Bedroom Decorating Tips

Decorating a bedroom is a task quite different from planning for the rest of the house. Unlike the kitchen and the living area, a bedroom is a …

Flipboard For Corporate Teams

Inside Flipboard / October 1, 2013<p>In this week’s Flipboard for You series, we explore how corporate teams can use Flipboard to keep up with company …

Minimalist Apartment With a Strong Design Rhythm by Alexandra Fedorova

Part of the residential complex Sparrow Hills in Moscow, this apartment is characterized by a minimalist contemporary style. By optimizing its 60 …

Heartwarming Portraits of Newborn Babies by Alicia Gould

Doting parents are eager to commemorate the birth of their children and New Jersey-based photographer Alicia Gould is right there with them, capturing heartwarming photos of their newborn babies. The photographer's precious subjects, anywhere from three days to two weeks old, are adorably serene in …

Parenting

Fifteen basic tech skills all entrepreneurs should have

<b>1. Know how to wireframe.</b> Being able to wireframe a page is an incredible important skill for technology development. It's critical for being able to properly and ideally communicate with your technical and product teams. While not a coding skill per se, it requires understanding how sites or apps …

Entrepreneurship

High-schoolers on the classroom of the future

Learning 2030 includes participation from high-school students. This is how some of them envision the classroom of the future.<p><b>Hirad Zafari:</b> When we think of the 21st century, immediately technology comes to mind – and rightfully so. As a member of "Generation Y," I've grown up with scientific …

Articles about reading-time on Dwell.com - Dwell

From picture books for pint-size readers to more involved, didactic tomes that parents can read to their kids, break out these...<p>Looking for a little light literature to while away the hours? We suggest a quartet of (fictional) titles for the design minded.<p>A Welsh design competition yields pop-up …

San Francisco

Recruiters won’t touch me because my employer is a client

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I am not satisfied in my current position, but given the industry in which I work, it is difficult to find an appropriate placement without using a recruitment agency.<p>My current employer has an agreement with effectively all recruitment firms in our industry, prohibiting them from …