Hussaini Khairudin

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Performance Reviews Are Pointless And Insulting -- So Why Do They Still Exist?

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the HR Director for a growing manufacturing firm. I started the job in July. I report to the CEO.<p>I’m putting my 2018 plan together. One thing I told my boss “Jake” when he interviewed me is that I plan to talk him out of the company’s annual performance-review process.<p>I agree with you …

The Workplace

I'm a financial planner, and I don't care if you spend a fortune on lattes — here's what I do care about

We've all read articles about the best way to take control of our budget is to simply quit spending money. Stop buying that latte every morning. Stop eating out at restaurants. Stop taking those expensive vacations.<p>This is normal and I think there is some truth in those messages. We are bombarded …

Personal Finance

The New Habit Challenge: Drink Your Coffee When Science Tells You To

Science says we are drinking coffee at the wrong time. In honor of Coffee Week we’re challenging ourselves (and you) to change our habits.<p>I feel like my day hasn’t begun until I’ve consumed a minimum 8 oz. of pure, concentrated heaven: Coffee.<p>And I’m not alone. Sixty percent of American coffee …

Coffee

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama all recommend this book — here's what it's about

<i>_ This post is part of Blinkist's books-in-blinks series.</i><i>The series provides key messages from books that you might not have time to read in their entirety.</i><p><i>Here are the key messages from Sapiens</i> <i>by Yuval Noah Harari.</i><i>Last year, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama all recommended the</b> …

Bill Gates

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller<p>The updated 2017 version of the best travel apps<p>Citymapper<p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a friend …

Apps

This Is the Number One Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids

How do you deal with out of control kids?<p>The authors of the bestseller <i>How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</i> have some great …

Parenting

What should I read next?

If you’re like me, you’ll be hoping this Christmas is filled with book-shaped presents. But if you haven’t yet picked your winter wishlist, look no further – our site members have plenty of new reads to fill your Christmas stockings<p>If you’re like me, you’ll be hoping this Christmas is filled with …

Books

Does Bacon Cause Cancer? | Men's Health

But before you break up with bacon, here’s what you need to know.<p><b>We’re talking about a minuscule risk</b><p>If meat <i>does</i> cause cancer (more on that later), the risk for any one person is tiny.<p>How tiny?<p>One key study cited by the WHO panel found that people who ate the least processed and red meat—less than …

Your Complete Travel Guide to Vietnam

By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa<p><b>A Look into Each City, How to Eat, Where to Stay, and Transportation Options</b><p>After spending a few months backpacking in Southeast Asia, I've concluded that Vietnam was my favorite country in the region for several reasons. I fell in love …

Vietnam

The Latest: Tensions soar after Palestinian kills 2 Israelis, wounds toddler in Jerusalem

The latest developments after a Palestinian teenager stabbed two Israelis to death and wounded a woman and a toddler before being shot and killed in Jerusalem's Old City, part of a series of recent attacks that have aggravated tensions in the Holy Land (all times local).<p>8:45 a.m.<p>Israeli police say …

Israel

Palestine/ Israel: Only an Imposed Solution Will Work

The spiral of violence and anger on both sides keeps growing. It is only a matter of time before the next Intifada or war erupts, as more young Palestinians grow up without hope or perspectives. To quote the <i>NY Times</i> Columnist Roger Cohen, "An oppressed people will rise up. That is the nature of …

Israel

6 things about money kids should know before they are 12

When was the last time you did not have to struggle with your daily finance? Everyone does, no matter how much economics andfinancewe have learned in …

How to Parent Like a German

The first time I went to a playground in Berlin, I freaked. All the German parents were huddled together, drinking coffee, not paying attention to …

Parenting

How To Turn Your Retirement Savings Into Retirement Income

One of the most common questions we get from people about to retire is how to turn their retirement savings into retirement income. After all, for most of our life, retirement planning is about accumulating a nest egg. What to do with that nest egg when we actually retire is a whole different ball …

Retirement

Israel bans Islamic Movement leader from Jerusalem

The head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib, has been banned from entering Jerusalem for six months following an order issued …

Islamism

Timeline of Middle Eastern history

This timeline tries to compile dates of important historical events that happened in or that led to the rise of the Middle East. The Middle East is …

The iPhone 6 Plus is just too big

During my time with the Plus, I've taken a couple of straw polls from Plus-wielding friends and colleagues, and all of them tell me the same thing: …

'Disappearing Palestine' Vancouver Bus Ads Rile Jewish Organizations

Jewish groups are crying foul over a pro-Palestinian ad campaign on public transit in Vancouver. Is their grievance legitimate? Mira Sucharov …

Misconceptions of Political Islam

As soon as the Tunisian elections results were announced with Nidaa Tounes overtaking Ennahdha party, celebrations of the "Islamists'" defeat at the hands of the "secularists" got underway across the media in France and many other western capitals. The historical context of a country in the …

Political Science

Ashura, Shiite Holy Day: In Pictures

The 5 Best Smartphone Apps You Should Try This Week

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

College Basketball

The 5 Best Foods to Keep in Your Office Fridge

Stock these snacks to avoid an afternoon slump<p>In the office, the refrigerator is sacred space—and you better start staking your claim. Packing the fridge with the right foods can help you make healthy choices all day long, steer clear of high-calorie temptations like birthday cupcakes, and avoid …

Nutrition

The Israel-Palestine Peace Talks Could Be Over Before They Started

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Even as Israel readies to release just over two-dozen Palestinian prisoners ahead of Wednesday's …

IKIMfm

Israel launches more 'airstrikes' in Syria

Israeli warplanes struck areas in and around the Syrian capital, setting off a series of explosions as they targeted a shipment of highly accurate, Iranian-made guided missiles believed to be on their way to Lebanon's Hezbollah group, officials and activists said.<p>Syria's state media on Sunday …

Vote counting under way in Malaysia

Millions of Malaysian voters turned out to cast their ballots in what is considered the tightest race for a prime minister and parliament in recent history.<p>The election has polarised the nation of 28 million people, with the powerful ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, led by Prime Minister Najib …

The Best of Tel Aviv

In Tel Aviv, I couldn’t turn a corner without encountering the kindness of strangers.<p>One night, the woman responsible for bringing the farmers market to the Tel Aviv Port dished on her favorite restaurants; on another, a British Embassy staffer steered me toward simply can’t-miss hummus. And when I …