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4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

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Project Management

3 Stocks I'll Buy in a Stock Market Crash

Volatility has returned to the markets. Here's my shopping list in case the carnage continues.<p>It's been a rough month or two for investors. As of …

Investing

The 32 best things we ever bought on Amazon for under $25

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Amazon, land of 1 million things you need and 5 million options for each of them, has quickly become the one-stop shop for an insane …

Shopping

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Could Be Killing Your Professional Chances of Success

Whether you like it or not, your LinkedIn profile has become a regular part of potential clients (or employers) looking you up on online. Here's how to make sure it shines.<p>You may have set your LinkedIn profile up years ago and then promptly forgotten about it.<p>If so, you're putting your personal …

Employment

15 Short Haircuts That Will Never Go Out of Style

As seen on Jake Gyllenhaal, David Beckham, Pharrell Williams, and more.<p>The transition to spring is almost here, which means you're soon to be thinking about trimming that mane of winter hair. After all, it's not like you're going to want any extra insulation. But depending on your hair type, some …

Hair

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs

Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday life – especially in Britain and the US – more completely than at any time in recent history. An obsession with employability runs through education. Even …

University of London

After a surprise loss, Oak Park home flipper nearly flopped. Here's what she learned the hard way.

This is the alternate ending.<p>Over the last year and a half, I wrote a column for the Tribune recounting my experience living the dream — an untutored layperson flipping a house for the first time. Each month I wrote about port-a-potties and plumbing fixtures, countertops and coach houses. My final …

The relationship between design deliverables and presentation skills

How the level of detail of a design deliverable varies depending on the presenter’s storytelling skills.In 13 years working in UX, I have joined a …

UX Design

This is the scariest job interview question — and how to answer it

There’s nothing quite like the spine-tingling jolt of getting called in for a job interview after weeks of sending out your resume, crossing your …

Many unaware of Roth 401(k) benefits

If you’re lucky enough to have a Roth 401(k) at work, there’s a good chance that you don’t really understand the features and benefits of that workplace retirement savings account.<p>Consider: just one-third of some 1,000 Roth 401(k) plan participants surveyed by Cerulli Associates could accurately …

Retirement

Buying stuff at Walmart and selling it on Amazon nets this guy millions of dollars

There may be untapped millions to be made in the clearance racks of your local Walmart.<p>That’s according to a 28-year-old former accountant who told …

Here's what Trump's new tax plan means if you're making $75,000 a year

Tax reform is moving forward.<p>Republicans unveiled a 429-page plan to overhaul the US tax code and change the way Americans pay taxes.<p>The typical American family of four with a household income of $60,000 could save $1,182 a year, according to House GOP leaders. That's less than $100 a month.<p>A …

Personal Finance

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

Modern-Industrial Home Becomes One With The Desert Landscape

For the architects at Olson Kundig, buildings represent bridges between nature and people and their culture. A lot of their projects are focused on …

Architecture

Perils of the Icarus Trade as the world runs short of dollars

Bank of America calls it the Icarus Trade. Global stock markets will surge by another 10pc in a parabolic 'melt-up' this quarter, akin to the final stage of the dotcom boom.<p>This will be followed by a mirror 'melt-down' later in 2017 as the US Federal Reserves squeezes global liquidity, and rising …

Cash-back services: Do they really work?

After several years of putting these services to the test, the verdict is in.<p>As the Cheapskate, I'm frequently asked to share my favorite money-saving tip. When I do, it's frequently met with skepticism:<p>"That sounds too good to be true."<p>"There's no such thing as a free lunch."<p>"You can't get …

Personal Finance

12 Top Apps for Architects on the Construction Site

We have previously published the best apps for architects, many of which try to boost creativity and productivity for project design. Now, we’ve put …

After writing about money for half a decade, here's the spreadsheet I built to keep track of my spending

<i>A lot</i>.<p>I don't pretend to be a financial expert or hold any kind of certification, but between writing, editing, and reading hundreds (thousands?) of stories about money, I've picked a few things up.<p>Chief among them is that the best, most critical first step you can take to improve your finances is …

Personal Finance

This company will help with a down payment, but it wants a stake in your new home

When Ricardo and Catherine Soto were looking to buy a home in Chula Vista, they knew that even after selling their old house in El Cajon they would be able to afford a down payment of only about 10%.<p>But when buying a home, 20% is the magic number. It means not only borrowing less but also avoiding …

Self-help books and erotic fiction are equally efficient in treating low sexual desire in women, study finds

For women experiencing low sexual desire, either self-help or erotic books could be a viable form of therapy, researchers claim in a study published …

6 Tax Deductions Homeowners Won't Want to Miss

Though there are plenty of good reasons to buy a home, owning property can be a costly prospect. From maintenance to insurance to real estate taxes, there are numerous costs that come with buying a home. But one major upside to homeownership are the tax benefits that come along with it. If you're a …

There's lots to learn from these small house plans from the '60s

Every January, as we build up to the big International Builders Show, there are a million stories about model homes and dream house plans, all many …

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Geopolitics

China’s plans to lead the global economy are being foiled by… China

America’s traditional stewardship of the global economy is in limbo. As president-elect Donald Trump sees it, the United States’ role in the world isn’t necessarily to lead it. Sure, the US will still engage with other countries—but only in line with Trump’s guiding principle of “America …

Economics

10 Stylish Online Home Stores to Help Kick Your Ikea Habit

With the New Year upon us—and with any luck, some holiday cash in your pocket—it's a good time to update your home with something other than an Ikea shelving system (although, if you need one of those, so be it). The trick to having a stylish, thoughtfully appointment pad is to know where to shop …

Home

To Tackle Big Urban Issues, This Architect Became A Data Designer

Herwig Scherabon wanted to communicate the inequality of cities rather than contribute to it.<p>Herwig Scherabon remembers the exact moment that he no longer wanted to be a practicing architect. He was working on a project based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with a team of fellow Viennese architects, …

Human Rights

5 secrets to finding deals on Amazon

These days, it might be easier to ask, “Who among us does <i>not</i> use Amazon?” But let me tell you, shopping on Amazon.com the right way is more than clicking items and loading up your cart.<p>Once you learn a few tricks, you’ll find sales and price cuts you never imagined possible. Here are 5 insider …

Shopping