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Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work | Inc.com

You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small crowd of people gathered around one individual.<p>She's not doing much talking, yet it appears that people are gravitating to her …

George Mason

Hollywood "It Girls" Through the Years

From 1960 to today.<p>A look back at some of the most talented breakout stars through the years.

How to Cook Inexpensive Cuts of Beef

<b>There’s nothing better than enjoying a juicy steak, fresh from the grill—but boy, that butcher bill will get ya. These hearty steak recipes feature</b> …

How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible

The following is a detailed write-up of a popular productivity talk delivered by Scott Hanselman. Visit his blog, hanselman.com, for more …

Productivity

How to Go From Working 60 Hours a Week to 40 By Sending 2 Emails a Week

I’m convinced 95% of cubicle workers who work over 60 hours a week constantly can cut it down to 40-45 hours by sending 2 emails a week to their boss:<p>…

7 Rebranding Mistakes To Avoid

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Rebranding can be a risky business. It’s more than just a fresh coat of paint on your company brand, …

Coaching: 3 Keys To Improve The Teams You Lead

Coaching has achieved buzzword status in business circles. As with many ideas that acquire this near-mythical standing, there’s a core of effectiveness behind their elevated reputation.<p>But to get there, you’ve got to cut through a <i>lot</i> of hype.<p><b>Feel Free To Dabble</b> <br>Coaching isn’t a magic bullet that …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

Italian Food

How to Get Better Sleep (and Need Less Every Night)

Many of us struggle to get enough sleep every night, but is the sleep we get any good? While it’s important to get enough sleep, <i>better sleep</i> is a …

Sleep

How to Make Great (Fluffy, Stress-Free) Rice

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Stop thinking about it and just do it -- here's how to make perfect rice a</i> …

Asia

Why Career Plans Are Dangerous To Your Career--And What You Should Do Instead

I have nothing against the people at Garmin, Tom-Tom and the other makers of free-standing GPS devices. I hope, for their sakes, that their companies thrive forever.<p>But, I wouldn’t bet on those companies–or that industry–surviving in its current form.<p>And therein lies a tale about why you want to be …

The best iPhone apps for booking holidays

If you are looking to take a vacation or a holiday, and just want to get away for a weekend or longer, then check out our list of the best iPhone …

How To Run A Workshop: Guidelines And Checklist

I created a “checklist” of tasks, plus tips and techniques, to ensure a successful workshop.<p>One thing that this checklist won’t address is having a workshop leader with strong facilitation skills. While it may sound trivial (heck, can’t just anyone lead one of these workshops?), a workshop leader …

Pumpkin Soup with Apple & Spices

5<p>5 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 6 to 8 servings<p>MY OTHER RECIPES<p><b>Prep:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>45 minutes<p>Ingredients:<p>1 tablespoon olive …

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