Melissa Beck Hamidi

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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Every Hard-To-Shop-For Person on Your List

We all have that one person on our holiday gift list that just has us baffled when shopping. It may be difficult, but we're about to make it much easier for you. Here are 19 gifts ideas that will put a smile on nearly anyone's face, no matter how picky they are. For more help with your holiday …

These Products Are The Closest You'll Get To The Fountain Of Youth IRL

There’s nothing wrong with aging — after all, just think of the alternative. But while surviving another year of life on earth is something worth …

It Took This Legendary Basketball Coach Just 2 Sentences to Give the Best Leadership Advice You'll Hear Today

University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari knows two things well: winning and leadership.<p>University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari is a living legend who has racked up nearly 700 wins over a 25-year career. He has guided six teams to the Final Four and led one to a …

7 Products That Give You Perfect "No-Makeup" Makeup, According to These Redditors

No-makeup makeup: aka when you strut about town like a Glossier ad come to life. Your skin glistens in just the right places as though highlighted by the sun, your cheeks are as smooth and plump as a baby's bottom after a gentle pinching, and your brows look full and healthy. Of course, for most of …

These Are Our 10 Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes

We have quite a collection of slow cooker recipes on our site. We really just can't get enough of the appliance's versatility and ease. And while …

Cooking

Steve Jobs Once Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring Top People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Every boss in a hiring role should appreciate this simple yet profound advice from the former head of Apple.<p>Steve Jobs may have had an enormous ego as the head of Apple, but he understood his place in the information age when he famously quipped,<p>It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell …

These 5 Financial Apps Will Help You Save Thousands Of Dollars Every Year

Being from the 21st century and a part of the millennial era, virtually everything is going mobile. Whether it’s getting a lift on the countless ride sharing apps like Uber, making a late night dinner reservation or ordering lunch to be delivered straight to your door, and even booking a last …

Apps

These 2 Warren Buffett Habits Will Make Your Co-Workers Love You

Listen to Warren Buffett speak and you might find another reason to admire him -- he's just plain likable.<p>Warren Buffett is a man many admire for having one of the best investment track records in history. But, as much as the "Oracle of Omaha" may be able to teach you about becoming the next …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

33 Management Hacks Smart Bosses Should Have in Their Bag of Tricks

Are any of these in your bag of management tricks?<p>If you're a manager, I have profound respect for you. You're probably juggling several things -- recruiting, putting teams together, scheduling shifts, managing people and tasks, handling discipline issues, and, of course, keeping customers …

14 Things That Are Seriously Too Good to Pass Up at Ikea's Fall Sale

If you snoozed on Labor Day sales, you still have a chance to score big-ticket items on the cheap at Ikea's Fall sale. The Swedish retailer slashed prices on everything from sofas to dining sets and smaller items like pillows and dinnerware for a limited time. Many of the pieces boast steeper price …

To Save Retail, Let It Die

The store of the future will become the most powerful media channel available to a brand, offering customer experiences that are the most profitable …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

3 Stocks Billionaires Are Buying Now

Store Capital, General Mills, and International Game Technology are top stocks that Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Steven Cohen, respectively, are …

Investing

The life-saving browser shortcut everyone should know

If I had a dollar for every time I'd accidentally closed a browser tab -- or worse, an entire windowful of 'em -- I'd be rich.<p>But there's a simple keyboard shortcut that can instantly correct this error: <b>Ctrl-Shift-T</b>.<p>Or <b>Apple-Shift-T</b>, if you're using a Mac.<p>Honestly, I'm a little embarrassed to admit …

Software

Anthony Bourdain’s Top 5 New York City Restaurants

Where to eat like Bourdain in the Big Apple.<p>There are a lot of people we'd take a restaurant recommendation from, but Anthony Bourdain tops the …

3 Really Dumb Things That Managers Should Never Do to Their Employees

They're so dumb, you'll think we're back in the 1970s. (But they still happen today.)<p>Do you work with a Millennial? Shake his or her hand and say thank you.<p>Now that Millennials (the largest generation in U.S. history) make up the majority of the global work force, their influence on employers is …

Millennials Perceive 'Good Leadership' Differently Than Everyone Else--and They're Right

Millennials get a bad rap. Here's what leaders should really know about the U.S.'s largest workforce.<p>I was recently working with the CEO of a large technology firm in Boston who, over dinner, began venting about his employees. He told me that many of them felt entitled, were lazy, and expected …

Want to Get in Better Shape? This Is the Best Way to Get Stronger

If you stick with this workout strategy, you're guaranteed to see results.<p>Bodybuilding is great. Weight training is great. Crossfit, Pilates, plyometrics--they're all great.<p>But some people just want to get stronger and fitter in a useful, "everyday life" kind of way. They don't want to spend hours …

The best fonts to use on a resume, according to typographers and designers

When it comes to writing a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with — avoid typos, and don't lie. But many applicants skip over crucial …

This Plank Workout Will Work Every Inch of Your Body

Cardio is out and strength training is becoming the focus when it comes to losing weight. Nicole Aurigemma, MS physiology at Women's Health and Exercise Lab at Penn State said, "Having more muscle is actually beneficial to weight loss," because "muscle uses more energy and thus burns more calories …

4 Mistakes That Ruin a First Impression, According to Science

If you think these things are improving other people's opinion of you, you're dead wrong.<p>Why do people fail to make a good first impression? You might blame nerves, lack of focus, or shyness. But according to new science, there's a good chance there's another culprit -- terrible tactics.<p>The problem …

Self-help

5 equipment-free Pilates moves that Hollywood A-listers swear by

When a woman’s got the kind of life that involves 4 a.m. call times and late nights at the Oscars or Met Gala, she’d be forgiven for sometimes …

5 Startups Changing How Americans Buy Their First Home

The antiquated mortgage process is getting a digital upgrade.<p>House-hunting starts online these days, with a visit to Google or Zillow. That initial search might lead to a FaceTime “open house” or uncover a 3D house tour. But put in an offer, and the process quickly turns analog. The hunt has gone …

Do I need a will? How to write a last will and testament, DIY templates and when to prepare one.

Death. It’s unavoidable, at least for now. And though you may be young and healthy now, if you are older than 18, you’re an adult — so it’s time to …

Three words make brainstorming sessions at Google, Facebook, and IDEO more productive

Brainstorming can be a tricky business. There’s the awkward silence when your boss asks a far-fetched question and no one knows how to respond. The fear that you’ll toss out an idea only to draw blank stares. The collective sense of disappointment when the whole team <i>wants</i> to help, but can’t come up …

Design

10 Must-See TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Some of the most valuable online resources in recent years have been TED talks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The internet’s accessibility makes it a great resource for learning. In the past, those in search of knowledge had to wade through long blocks of texts. These …

Entrepreneurship

13 of the Best Obliques Exercises

When we think about core workouts, most of us fixate on the front of our abs. You know, those muscles that create that six-pack. But the abs include …

Workouts

There are so few women running startups because investors keep asking them these questions

The gender imbalance in Silicon Valley is well documented. US tech companies are so dominated by men in large part because the vast majority of investment venture capital —nearly 98%— flows to firms founded by men.<p>Women are the majority owners of 38% of all US business, so it’s not a question of a …

Venture Capital

This 20-Minute Power Yoga Workout Will Strengthen and Stretch From Head to Toe

Yoga is a great addition to any fitness routine. Unlike your high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts or weight-lifting sessions, yoga is …