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Why introverts might actually be better networkers

“I’m an introvert,” someone inevitably tells me when I speak about building a professional network. “Networking is just not for me.” These people assume networking belongs solely in the domain of the extroverts.<p>Presumably, extroverts are more excited by going to mixers and events and meeting new …

Personality

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY: 9 COMPOSITION TIPS

Composition can make or break any photograph. It doesn’t matter what camera, lens, or technique you’re using. If the composition isn’t able to tell a …

Landscape Photography

What is the best kind of toothpaste to use?

Good oral hygiene is essential for healthy teeth and gums. It also helps to prevent bad breath. The right toothpaste can play a critical role in oral …

Fluoride

5 Fascinating Morning Habits Of Sociopaths

What we often refer to as "sociopathy" is better described as antisocial personality disorder, or ASPD. According to the Mayo Clinic, the disorder is …

Psychology

The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of …

Plum uses AI to hire people ‘that never would have been discovered through a traditional hiring process’

Recruiters have a bias problem. A 2017 meta study from Northwestern, Harvard, and the Institute of Social Research in Norway found that hiring prejudice against black candidates hasn’t changed in the last 25 years, and that Latinos have only seen a “moderate” drop. It is not just races and …

Want to Be the Type of Leader People Will Remember for Life? Do the 1 Thing Most Bosses Hate the Most

The essence of great leadership really comes down to where you place yourself on the organizational pyramid.<p>In management theory, certain concepts from yesteryear no longer hold true. Like, for example, the idea that people must be driven to perform.<p>Yet over the years, I've learned that <i>driving</i> …

Employment

Russian VPNFilter Router Malware Much Worse Than Thought: What to Do

Remember that Russian router malware warning from last week? The situation is even worse than we originally thought, and a whole lot more router …

Want to Spot a Narcissist? Just Check Out Their Eyebrows

Research shows narcissists have eyebrows that are thicker and denser. And that most of us are good at identifying narcissists through their facial features.<p>Want to know if you're working with a narcissist? Judging by the number of readers of a recent post about how narcissists tend to purchase …

Narcissism

Netflix’s secret genre code list can help you navigate the site

The Netflix secret code list isn’t really a secret anymore, but it might help you get around faster.<p>A quick hack allows you to browse genres that …

10 Best Ways to Increase Dopamine Levels Naturally

Dopamine is an important chemical messenger in the brain that has many functions.<p>It’s involved in reward, motivation, memory, attention and even …

This Is Why People With Borderline Personality Disorder Lie

Lying can destroy relationships, whether between a child and parent or between a wife and a husband. It can ruin trust and intimacy and foster …

Psychology

How to Pay Zero Taxes Legally in Retirement

And when you pay zero taxes, you shouldn't be doing it the way most people do it -- which is by being broke.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you gambling your retirement savings on the idea that your taxes will be lower when you retire? If so, I’ve got some bad news. …

Retirement

What Is an Incel? A Term Used by the Toronto Van Attack Suspect, Explained

Minutes before turning his van onto a Toronto sidewalk on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring more than a dozen others, Alek Minassian wrote a post on Facebook, according to the Canadian authorities.<p>In it, he praised Elliot Rodger, who in 2014 shot and killed six people in Isla Vista, Calif. Mr. …

Why Addiction Is Considered a Chronic Brain Disease

Addiction is a chronic brain disease that's more about the neurology of the brain than the outward manifestations of behavioral problems and poor …

Brain Disease

We Tasted 14 Fancy Butters, and This Is the Best One

Butter is great. This is probably not news to you. It makes things taste good. But to me, there are two kinds of butter. There are your workhorse …

How Long Can You Take Antidepressants?

Experts recommend people stay on antidepressants for four to nine months after remission, but some keep taking them for years.<p>Andrew Lee, 29, was diagnosed with major depressive disorder seven years ago while he was pursuing his engineering degree. Since his diagnosis, he’s taken a combination of …

50 Common Cognitive Distortions

Becoming mindful of these common cognitive distortions will help you understand yourself and other people better, and improve your decision making.<p><b>1.</b> …

Psychology

This is where fat goes when you lose weight, according to scientists — and research suggests doctors and dietitians have got it all wrong

With the rise of the wellness movement, countless people are focused on burning calories and getting lean.<p>But have you ever thought about exactly how fat disappears from your body?<p>As part of a study on the topic, scientists from the University of New South Wales posed a simple question to health …

Carbon Dioxide

5 Ways to Flavor Your Meat While It’s Resting

It’s almost June, everyone, and that means that grill season is upon us! Along with outdoor BBQs and drinking cold beer in the sun, grilling also …

Cooking

The Single Worst Way to Respond to Customer Complaints (and How to Avoid It)

People want to protect the freedom they feel entitled to, and it creates a recipe for customer service disaster.<p>Exceptional customer service is critical to keeping your business humming. Getting there can involve all kinds of strategies, but the real key is to grasp that most difficult customer- …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

Employment

Facebook's HR Team Discovered the Surprising Reason Why People Quit Their Jobs (and It's Not Because of Bad Bosses)

People leave managers, not companies. Right? Not so fast. Facebook research shows a different reason.<p>Raise your hand if you've heard the saying, "People leave managers, not companies." That should be the majority of us, as the research over the years keeps telling us this is a big reason for …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next …

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the 'Batman Effect'

Instilling perseverance at a young age will serve your child well throughout life.<p>It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention …

Kids

Do Megapixels Matter?

Do megapixels matter? Yes and no. It all depends on the kind of photographer you are and the kind of work that you do. For most photographers, 20 …

Photography

Your Fried Food Has Been Missing One Ingredient

My cornstarch knowledge was until recently pretty basic. I’ve used it to thicken gravies and sauces, bind fruit in pies, and so forth. And I’ve used …

Food & Dining

Your eyes may be key to healing your mind

Psychologists use eye movement to treat stress and other disorders.<p>Over the years, there’s been no shortage of interesting alternatives to typical …

The Brain

Make the jump to 4K and HDR in 2018

After years of hype, 4K video finally became something that mattered to consumers in 2017. But it wasn't just the pixel bump from HD video that made the difference. HDR, or high dynamic range video, along with support for a wider range of colors, ushered in some massive visual upgrades. Altogether, …

OLEDs