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College graduates: Here's how to set yourself up for a life of financial success on Day 1

I meet lots of people who claim to live the “no regrets” lifestyle. I fancy them liars.<p>I know, with almost certainty, that they regret what they didn’t do with their first paycheck. They also regret ignoring the finite nature of their income and the period of time in which they’re able to earn …

Retirement

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

Self-help

3 Things That Make the Daily Scrum a Waste of Time… and 3 Potential Solutions

The work of a Scrum development team is pretty complex. People with a wide range of technical skills need to organise themselves to bring multiple …

Project Management

7 Insanely Simple Hacks to Crush Your To-Do List

Supercharge your productivity with these proven tips.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Knowing which task to execute at what time is vital to improving productivity. In this digital age, where almost any distraction can make it to our desk, it imperative that we stay …

How to Get Around the 8GB Limit on Root Volumes in AWS

On AWS, when an EC2 instance is first launched, its root volume size is determined by the AMI’s backing snapshot. For example, an Amazon Linux AMI …

Why You’ll Want to Turn Yourself Into an LLC Under the Republican Tax Plan

There has been an a lot of discussion about how, under the Republican tax plan, highly paid professionals will want to turn themselves into LLCs in …

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Because I teach a course on product management at Harvard Business School, I am routinely asked “What is the role of a product manager?” The role of product manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the product.” I disagree because, as Martin Eriksson points out, “Product managers simply …

Cardamom Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread is originally a Scottish butter cookie but has been adapted to different cultures and cuisines by the addition of spices, oils and nuts. …

Life is unfair and it’s a parent’s job to ensure children know it

Those who evangelise about teaching children resilience are typically rightwing commentators who believe children should go to the school of hard knocks to “acquire” it. By this token, to take it to extremes, being bullied does you no end of good because it “knocks the edges off you”.<p>However, …

Bouncing Back

Duxelles Deviled Eggs

Step 1<p>Heat butter in a small skillet over medium. Add shiitakes and shallot; cook, stirring often, until tender and browned, about 6 minutes.<p>Step …

This Is Why Blockchains Will Transform Healthcare

The blockchain revolution has made its way to the healthcare industry, and it’s only the beginning of what’s possible. Healthcare Rallies for Blockchain, a study from IBM, found that 16% of surveyed healthcare executives had solid plans to implement a commercial blockchain solution this year, while …

Blockchain

This Is What We Should Be Teaching Our Kids About Consent

Teaching consent is an essential conversation for parents and educators to initiate with children. Admittedly, of all the crucial conversations, this …

Evidence mounts that laptops are terrible for students at lectures

Time to reconsider the notebook and pen<p>Do you use a laptop or tablet to take notes during school lectures or meetings? If so, you might want to reconsider pen and paper; there’s increasing evidence that using laptops during lectures decreases learning, which can result in lower grades, reports <i>The</i> …

These 7 Leadership Styles Allow Great Executives To Tackle Any Situation | Inc.com

When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The same is true for leadership. If you're great at driving your team by calling the shots, then you'll seek out situations--and even <i>create</i> ones--where making tough calls quickly is critical. However, like any highly developed skill, overusing one …

Leadership

The Most Beautiful Beaches in the World

1 of 10<p>Anse Intendance, Seychelles<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand<p>3 of 10<p>Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

What Made Freddie Mercury the Greatest Vocalist in Rock History? The Secrets Revealed in a Short Video Essay

I wasn’t always a Queen fan. Having cut my music fan teeth on especially downbeat, miserable bands like Joy Division, The Cure, and The Smiths, I …

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

Books

University admissions: The art of the personal statement

<b>The half-term holiday is almost over and, for many students in their final year of school, university applications are high on the agenda.</b><p>So, you've chosen your preferred courses and universities and started to fill in your personal details, education, qualifications and details of any paid jobs.<p>So …

College & University

The incredible shrinking operating system: How containers and serverless computing are changing the cloud

Hang around enterprise computing types long enough, and you’ll wind up talking about “the stack” at some point. It’s a term used to refer to the …

9 Ways to Start a Company in 48 Hours | Inc.com

<i>By Kasey Kaplan, co-founder and president of Urban FT.</i><p>Can you start a company in 48 hours? You bet. You can apply these concepts to companies in almost any industry. Keep in mind, this advice is only on how to get started. As you go, you will need to productize, optimize, upgrade and possibly fund …

Marketing

17 Things to Start Doing In Your 20s So You Don't Live In Regret In Your 40s

Quora and Reddit users shared ways to live life to the fullest before you hit middle age.<p>They say youth is wasted on the young.<p>It doesn’t have to be. …

The Problem with Saying “Don’t Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions”

It’s time to retire the saying “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.” Even though advocates of this approach believe it reduces whining, increases empowerment, helps employees manage up, and boosts careers, it’s fraught with challenges.<p>Not every problem has an easy solution. Tackling the …

Flaky Biscuits Recipe

This recipe for Flaky Biscuits is really foolproof, but each batch you make will be better than the last. Practice really does make perfect in this …

11 Bakery Favorites You Can Make at Home

Breakfast lovers, listen up. We’ve figured out a way for you to enjoy show-stopping scones, sticky buns, Bundt cakes, and pastries without ever …

Here are 12 ETFs that are crushing it with a more than 25% return in 2017

Passive investing, and more specifically, ETFs, have had a killer year.<p>The funds, which aim to mirror the performance of a single sector or index, have been extremely popular among investors for their low fees and predictable returns.<p>ETFs are a huge driver of growth in today's bull market. Exchange …

Investing

How one man saved $1 million in 5 years

In fact, GOBankingRates found that saving for retirement isn't a priority for 40 percent of all Americans.<p>It certainly wasn't at the top of Grant Sabatier's to-do list when he graduated from the University of Chicago in 2007.<p>As a philosophy major entering the job market on the brink of the Great …

How Scientists Think CRISPR Will Change Medicine

With the advent of CRISPR, a new way to edit DNA, the field of genomic technology has never been more exciting. The implications have yet to be seen, …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviours out of their system — like sleeping until 2pm on Saturdays and spending all their …

Running May Give You More Time Than You Put In

If you think running is a waste of time, you might want to reconsider. A new study suggests that one hour of running could elongate your life by …