Ramya Santhosh

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What's Best When Traveling? Cash, Check, or Charge?

<i>A:</i><p>Paying for your vacation is fraught with potential pitfalls. Here are a few tips about what form of payment to use when, how to get the best exchange rates and avoid conversion fees, and other things to know before you go:<p><b>Cash</b><p>Travel with a handful of local currency for your first 24 hours abroad. …

9 Tips to Becoming a Better Mountain Biker

Trek Dirt Series<p>Since 2001, professional coach Candace Shadley and her Trek Dirt Series team have taught more than 10,000 riders—both men and women—to become better mountain bikers. Whether you want to rip berms, air Whistler Bike Park jumps, or roll a dirt track for the first time, these nine tips …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Emu Messaging and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps 4/5<p>Emu<p>Fantastical 2<p>Expedia<p>FTL: Faster Than Light<p>IFTTT<p>Between Amazon unveiling its Fire TV set-top box, and Microsoft finally …

If You Want To Get Rich At A Startup, You'd Better Ask These Questions Before Accepting The Job

"Some people's reactions were like, 'Oh my God, this is more [money] than I ever could have imagined,'" Goldberg previously told Business Insider in an interview about the sale. "Some people were like, 'That's it?!' You never knew what it was going to be."<p>If you're an employee at a startup — not a …

24 Delicious Ways To Eat Quinoa For Breakfast

Start your day with a Super Food and watch what happens.

30 Adorably Awkward First Kiss Stories

Because the first kiss isn't always the worst kiss.<p><i>I recently asked BuzzFeed writers to recount the first time they locked lips with someone. Here are some of their stories.</i><p>1. "It happened in a bowling alley. I was excited to go bowling with my cute eighth-grade boyfriend. He abruptly shoved me …

12 Things Successful People Do In The First Hour Of The Workday

"Successful people understand the importance of having control over their mornings and know how to use that time wisely," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job." "These people …

Time Management

The 3-Minute Yoga Routine To Fire Up Your Mornings

Fitness and wellness expert Tracey Mallett visited the Business Insider offices to demonstrate yoga that you can easily incorporate into your morning routine. Mallett insists it's the perfect workout to get you ready for the workday in just a few minutes.

Yoga

9 Weird Things Highly Successful People Do To Be More Creative

According to Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson, eccentric people tend to be more creative because of something called "cognitive disinhibition." Basically, creative folks have less of a filter on their thoughts and actions, which makes them more likely to do things that don't follow the norms of …

Weird

How To Wow Everyone In A Meeting And Leave Them Wanting More

In fact, meetings, with their committee mentality and tendency to perpetually defer decisions, were invented in large part to thwart new ideas, says Al Pittampalli, author of "Read This Before Our Next Meeting." "That doesn't mean it's impossible to sell your ideas. But you will need some courage …

Self-improvement

17 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Productivity Hacks

We asked entrepreneurs across industries to share their favorite productivity hacks, from useful organization apps to clever tricks for cutting down meeting times.<p>These simple habits have proven to enhance their focus, organization, and happiness, all of which fuel their success.

Productivity

An FBI Agent Reveals 5 Steps To Gaining Anyone's Trust

I had an opportunity to ask Robin Dreeke a few questions. Robin is in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's elite Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program and the author of "It's Not All About Me."<p>Robin combines science and years of work in the field to offer practical tips to …

FBI

17 Tips For Saving Time In The Morning

A recent Today Show/AOL survey found that women spend an average of 55 minutes each morning on their appearance — or a total of 6.4 hours each week — while men spend a total of 4.5 hours a week getting ready.<p>How can you get out the door faster? Here are a few easy adjustments that will …

Why Clever And Lazy People Make The Best Leaders

Ideally you want all three but people don't always cooperate. These qualities tend to be difficult to judge in hiring someone.<p>So we end up with all sorts of combinations and permutations in organizations.<p>A lot of people feel that stupid people are the 'worst' problem. (I'd argue that intelligent …

McDonald's

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

72 Kitchens That'll Make You Want To Redo Yours

You've been dreaming of that custom backsplash forever. Now's the time.<p>The kitchen is probably the most used room in your house, so you want it to be a space you enjoy spending time in. From country casual to sleek and modern — and everything in between — we've got all the kitchen inspiration you …

CloudFlare's Female Cofounder On How She Helped Build A Billion-Dollar Tech Company

In these <i>Lean In</i>, “Ban Bossy” times, it’s worth remembering Sheryl Sandberg isn’t the only woman in Silicon Valley.<p>“Everyone references Sheryl Sandberg,” says Michelle Zatlyn, cofounder of CloudFlare. “But there really needs to be more than one or two data points for women in tech, that’s what’s …

6 Surprising Tactics Of An Unassuming Billionaire

At this year’s South by Southwest Conference, I had the opportunity to spend time with Scott Cook, founder of Intuit. It was the first time we had the chance to connect since my company, Docstoc, was acquired by them.<p>Scott is a staple on the Forbes Billionaire List. A self-made man, he built his …

How Luis Von Ahn Turned Countless Hours Of Mindless Activity Into Something Valuable

People exercising on machines can generate electricity, he figured, and that energy is valuable. So why not eliminate gym fees, hook all the machines to a power grid, and sell the wattage produced to a major electric company? Everyone could go free of charge, the world would have a new source of …

Duolingo

This Incredible TED Talk Shows How Changing Your Perception Of Stress Could Save Your Life

But by the end of her talk, most of them were willing to accept that a change in their perception of stress rather than the elimination of it could save them from a premature death.<p>McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University who gave a TED Talk last June that has racked …

TED Talks

How To Learn A Foreign Language In 3 Months

"French and Spanish, English, German, and Brazilian Portuguese..." he ticks them off for me. "And Esperanto."<p>That last one is a made-up language, or a "constructed international auxiliary language," meaning it was designed to help people from different nations without a common tongue …

Language Learning

The 3 Worst Communication Mistakes Professionals Make

When it comes to communicating effectively, however, many professionals fall into common communication traps that undermine their authority and obscure their message. In the March issue of More magazine, Dee Soder, founder of executive advisory firm the CEO Perspective Group, details three top …

BEN HOROWITZ: I Asked My Employees To Work 7 Days A Week For 6 Months And They Loved It

Here's what happened when Ben Horowitz asked his employees to work 7 days/week during a pivotal time for his company.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

Ben Horowitz

How To Write A Marketing Email That People Will Actually Read

"We all know what it's like to be bombarded with email messages, all competing for our attention during a busy day," says Dmitri Leonov, a VP at SaneBox. "If it's your job to come up with a compelling subject line, it's a good idea to leverage your experience as an email recipient to help you craft …

Marketing

How To Get More Women In Tech And Business

Last week a good friend in the VC space came into town and invited me to a tech cocktail hour held by a local incubator. I am rarely able to attend local events in Dallas because I am often on the road due to speaking engagements, but since I was in town, I gladly went. The first thing which struck …

11 Things You Should Be Doing On LinkedIn But Probably Aren't

LinkedIn has been rolling out several new features in the past year, including a new publishing platform and a revamped "Who's Viewed Your Profile" function<p>Here's a look at 11 ways you can make LinkedIn a more valuable tool for keeping in touch with your network and getting recruiters to come to …

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …

Doodling

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Make 2014 A Year Of Action

Last week, I had the pleasure of teaching a class about business branding to the students of the Girlfriend MBA, an innovative online business program for women entrepreneurs. (My segment came the week after Seth Godin’s– no small act to follow!). The Girlfriend MBA was started by Erin Moran …