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Redeeming Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Maximum Value

<i>I value Chase Ultimate Rewards at 2.1 cents apiece, and I can get much more than that when I redeem for high-end hotels and premium award flights.</i> …

How To Pack A Suit So You're Not A Wrinkled Mess When Traveling

It's every business traveler's nightmare: Flying in to town for an important meeting and finding that your suit is wrinkled beyond repair.<p>One easy way to avoid creases is to wear your suit jacket on the plane instead of cramming it in your suitcase, said Eli Chess, managing partner at the custom …

Apps to easily encrypt your text messaging and mobile calls

These options may not be for running a coup in a war-torn country (though Open Whisper Systems offered its products early to protesters in Egypt), or …

The Most Important Security Settings to Change on Your Router

Your router is the first line of defense against hackers trying to access all the internet-connected devices in your home. Sadly, many of the top …

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​Know Your Career Path with the G+P+V Formula

Whether you've been in the job market for a while or you're a recent grad, you're probably facing the question of where to go with your career. …

How to Make a Web Site: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Last week we taught you how to make a web site from start to finish, including finding a reliable web host to host your site. Here's the complete …

The Best Scotch On The Market Right Now

Choosing a good Scotch whisky can be tricky. Unless you really know your stuff, it's hard to tell a good Scotch from a mediocre one.<p>Luckily our friends over at FindTheBest helped us narrow down the 10 best bottles of Scotch for experienced and novice drinkers alike.<p>FindTheBest used a smart rating …

How Satya Nadella Has Completely Changed Microsoft In Just 3 Months

That has turned out to be a smart choice.<p>In a few short weeks, the company has a fresh outlook and a more respectful attitude toward all of its constituents, customers, developers, and, most especially, competitors.<p>The sunny outlook is infectious. Microsoft's stock is trading at a 14-year high, …

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Ten Tips For Better Business Writing

The growing ubiquity of e-mail means that everyone in business, from lords of finance to programmers who dream in code, needs to write intelligently. By using simple, clear, precise language--and following a few other basic writing rules--you can become a better communicator and improve the …

The 12 Best Margaritas In New York City

So in anticipation of the May 5th celebration, we took an office poll and made a list of 12 of our favorite margaritas around NYC.<p>Some of these are fruity, some are crazy strong, and still others are classically delicious with fresh lime juice and the very best Tequila.<p>Did we miss a great one? …

A Different Approach To Tech M&A

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Tomio Geron is head of content at startup</i> <i>Exitround</i><i>. This is part of a series on the tech M&A market.</i><p>Many top Silicon Valley buyers like Google, Facebook and Twitter have a standard process for how they manage acquisitions.<p>One main part of that is the technical interview. In this …

14 Surprising Things That Affect Your Willpower And Decision Making

As he tells Vanity Fair, it's a way of managing his willpower.<p>"I'm trying to pare down decisions," he says. "I don't want to make decisions about what I'm eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make."<p>Obama's focus on routine is backed up by research. Social psychologist Roy …

7 Things You Are Doing That Are Definitely Making You Average | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’ve come to realize lately that there is a fine line between being normal, and being average.<p>Being a normal person is good of course. To me, it …

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Here’s a look inside a typical VC’s pipeline (a must-read for entrepreneurs)

When I meet with entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the VC “pipeline.”<p>How many deals do we see? How many meetings? How often do we conduct due diligence? How many of those companies do we invest in?<p>I thought it would be helpful to provide visibility about the VC pipeline, while also outlining …

How to Structure the Ideal Work Day: An Evidence-Based Guide

Go ahead and daydream on your commute. Get the important stuff done before noon. Have that second coffee at 2:00 PM. Work out whenever.<p>Optimizing your work day to maximize your productivity and happiness admittedly isn’t a hard science. Differences in body chemistry, sleep routine, personality, …

How to Field Dress and Butcher a Rabbit | The Art of Manliness

Everything is bigger in Texas — even the rabbits apparently.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart.</i><p><b>**Disclaimer: This post contains a</b> …

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.<p>Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous …

How To Set Up Your Raspberry Pi For The First Time

My Raspberry Pi arrived with the evening mail—by midnight, my husband and I had turned it into a working print server. And neither of us had any background in computer science.<p>Raspberry Pi is a computer the size of a credit card that’s so simple, anyone can program it. Designed as an introduction …

Here Are The 7 Things That Can Make You Wildly Successful

What does volumes of research say you can learn from wildly successful people?<p>To Build A Better Career, First Build A Better You<p>It might sound fluffy …