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How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

Apps

Retirement: Where Could You Get Safe 6% Income?

The stock market was on a roll all year long last year, and the rally continues in the new year. Most investors love the idea of rising markets and …

11 Personality Traits That Could Derail Your Career

When considering what it takes to succeed at work, we often focus on innate strengths: high intelligence, the ability to learn, the ambition to achieve, and the social skills to develop strong relationships. But these characteristics always coexist with weaknesses—aspects of personality that might …

Psychology

Is our universe the only universe?

Is there more than one universe? In this visually rich, action-packed talk, Brian Greene shows how the unanswered questions of physics (starting with …

How to Make Creamy Soup with No Cream at All

Recipes

How to Calculate IRR with Unequal Timing of Cash Flows

Calculating the internal rate of return, or IRR, of an investment is a powerful tool for businesses. When a manager is faced with a capital intensive decision, IRR can quickly compare the financial returns for any number of different investment choices to give a quantitative basis on which to make …

How to Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Colleague

Your colleague says one thing in a meeting but then does another. He passes you in the hallway without saying hello and talks over you in meetings. But when you ask to speak with him about it, he insists that everything’s fine and the problem is all in your head. Argh! It’s so frustrating to work …

Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>It can be tough enough to manage your own stress. But how can you, as a manager, help the members of your team handle <i>their</i> feelings of stress, burnout, or disengagement?<p>Because work is getting more demanding and complex, and because many of us now work in 24/7 environments, …

How Successful People Network with Each Other

As you advance in your career, you have more experience and more connections to draw on for networking. But chances are you’ve also become a lot busier — as have the really successful people you’re now trying to meet. How do you get the attention of people who get dozens of invitations per week and …

Reduce Passive-Aggressive Behavior on Your Team

The majority of teams I work with have a conflict problem: They have too little conflict. They seldom express dissent, diversity of opinion, or frustration. Instead, they act passive-aggressively toward one another, leaving themselves in a quagmire of unresolved issues. As a team leader, you need …

Seven Useful Microsoft Excel Features You May Not Be Using

Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don’t see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and conditional …

Space and Time: Inertial Frames (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

The term “reference frame” was coined in the 19th century, but it has a long prehistory, beginning, perhaps, with the emergence of the Copernican …

Consulting as a Bridge to Retirement

Across generations, retirement is the #1 reason why people are investing. Beyond that, priorities vary.<p>Continue adding to your retirement savings …

Don't Buy A Fixed Index Annuity Until You Read This

Several years ago while tuning into Dateline on NBC, I watched as they conducted one of their typical undercover operations.<p>This one was a bit different though – and closer to home – as they were running sting operations on financial advisors.<p>To be clear, it was specifically about independent life …

5 Excellent Retirement Calculators (And All Are Free)

Confession time. I’m a pushover for online calculators. Actually, any type of gadget gets my attention (hold on while I check email on my Apple Watch). But there’s just something sublime about an online financial calculator that enables us to see our finances or investments in a unique and …

12 Pasta Salads Just in Time for Spring

Changes to your fashion and beauty looks aren’t the only things that need an overhaul come springtime — your collection of recipes could also use a bit of a kick. Let’s face it: Now that the weather is filled with sunny days and sultry nights, the last thing you want to do is to be stuck slaving …

Find Energy Incentive Programs in Your State With This Huge Database

It pays to save energy. You can get a number of rebates, credits and other incentives by making energy-efficient upgrades to your home. This huge, …

Oranges in Rum and Caramel

This recipe is an extremely refreshing way to end a meal. It comes from cookbook author Alice Medrich, a member of the online community Food52 , and …

Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins & Walnuts

Servings: 6<p>Prep Time: 10 Minutes<p>Cook Time: 40 Minutes<p>Total Time: 50 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)<br>• 3/4 cup light …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

Is It Time to Quit Your Job?

Everyone has bad days at work or even long periods when they feel disheartened about their job. But how do you know the difference between ordinary, occasional dissatisfaction and a genuine mismatch? How do you know when you’re truly ready to move on? And how do you then get out gracefully?<p><b>What the</b> …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

The Google Maps tour of the Chrysler 200 plant is NOT boring

There's no better way to procrastinate.<p>There are few things we dig more than a big manufacturing facility. Modern auto plants are fascinating, and watching a new car or truck get put together is something every gearhead should do before they kick the can for good.<p>Since arranging a plant visit isn't …

Google Maps

Stock trader who called three crashes sees 20% collapse

MIAMI (MarketWatch) — Mark Cook, a veteran investor included in Jack Schwager’s best-selling book, “Stock Market Wizards,” and the winner of the 1992 …

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People

They're charming. They're genuine. And they can make an entire roomful of people smile.<p>When you meet someone, after "What do you do?", you run out of things to say. You stink at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure.<p>But you want to make …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …