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7 Ways to Capture Someone’s Attention

Your long-term success depends on winning the attention of others. If your boss doesn’t notice your work, how will you get a promotion? If your team doesn’t listen to you, how can you lead effectively? And if you can’t capture the attention of clients, how does your business or career …

Tech CEO says this is the first thing you should do when you start a new job

But according to StumbleUpon CEO Mark Bartels, <b>mapping out a concrete timeline for yourself should be one of the first things you do when you start a new gig.</b><p>"We talk about budgets; we talk about planning your finances," he points out. "But what a lot of people don't do is plan out the next 12 to 18 …

Top Five Startup Tips From Jessica Alba, Millennial Mogul

For the cover of Forbes’ inaugural America’s Richest Self-Made Women issue, I profiled movie-star-turned-mogul Jessica Alba.<p>At just 34 years old, she’s built The Honest Company into a $1 billion household products empire, raking in $150 million in revenues in 2014 and with a public offering on the …

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How To Customize Your Resume For A Specific Opportunity

Before we talk about customizing your resume for a specific job opportunity that you want to pursue, let’s spend a second reviewing what makes a strong resume.<p>Your resume will convey your heft and power when it has a human voice in it. Dead zombie language like “Results-oriented professional” was …

Employment

These 19 photos of people's most valuable earthly possessions will make you feel lots of feelings

For a project called "What We Really Value," credit comparison site TotallyMoney.com asked 50 photographers in 20 different countries to give photographic answers to these very questions.<p>The resulting images and quotes will make you think long and hard about your own valuables. Here, we highlight a …

How one woman turned her side gig into a business that earns $12,000 a month

"I didn't want to tarnish my reputation as a consultant," she explains. "Even my husband just knew I was starting a site, he didn't know what it was. I didn't even use my full name in the beginning, because I had a respectable Google presence."<p>Azhar was working as a corporate consultant in Saudi …

Outsourcing

10 Movies You NEED to Watch After a Breakup

Even if it was the right thing, breakups are terrible. Whether you’re crying it out with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s or hitting the gym hard with revenge workouts, there’s a breakup movie that’s perfect for you. You don’t want a movie that reminds you of your ex, you need an escape <i>and</i> you want …

7 things hiring managers want to see in your cover letter

They give a glimpse into your personality in a way that a list of accomplishments can't.<p>Cover letters can be intimidating though, and it can be tricky to know where to start.<p>We turned to career expert and founder of career consulting firm Résumé Strategists, Alyssa Gelbard, to find out how to write …

13 ways successful people think differently from everyone else

In his best-selling book, "How Successful People Think," leadership expert John C. Maxwell explains how to master the art of "productive thinking."<p>"If you can develop the discipline of good thinking and turn it into a lifetime habit," Maxwell writes, "then you will be successful and productive all …

22 Men Dish on the Hottest Oral Sex They’ve Ever Received

It never hurts to give your guy some incentive to return the favor…<p>There are lots of great reasons to have guy friends, but one of the biggest ones is that they are amazing advice givers. Since you’re not dating them, they have no problem telling it exactly how it is—and from a dude’s perspective, …

A simple 2-step exercise for figuring out what you're really good at

1. I don't know what my skills are.<p>2. I don't have (m)any.<p>The first answer might be born from the simple fact that you haven't thought about that question often.<p>The second answer, is probably because you're human. We humans have a difficult job seeing our own skills as skills. We don't consider …

5 Lovely Ways to Spice up Your Boring Life

How does it feel when you are not able to find meaningful patterns in life?<p>Are you getting fed up with your normal routine?<p>Are you feeling jealous …

The Simple Secret to Having a Clear Mind and Being Totally Present

Do you ever get so overwhelmed that it feels like your head will explode?<p>It’s like you’ve got way too much going on in your head. You’re mentally …

Productivity

You probably won’t read this piece about Syria

There's something in her eyes. Something more than the bafflement you so often see in the faces of innocents victimised by the wars of others. It's something that haunts. Something that reaches you most powerfully not in your mind, but somewhere more prosaic. In your guts. In your bones.<p>Her …

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The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

5 hard-to-find iPhone tricks only power users know about

A lot of what the iPhone can do doesn't come in an instruction manual. Check out these tips and tricks to become an expert iPhone user.<p><i>Produced by Matthew Stuart</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

8 super-successful people share their best advice on how to quit a job

But there <i>are</i> smart — and reckless — ways to go about it.<p>LinkedIn recently asked the top minds in business to share their best advice for quitting a job.<p>Here's what Richard Branson, Suze Orman, and six other super-successful people had to say.

Relationship, Love Quotes From Celebrities

We often turn to celebrities to witness their relationship blunders with the same sick fascination we'd view a train wreck: weirdly captivating and horrific all at once. But it turns out, even the celebrities least likely to give sage love advice—think a Real Housewife or sweet-but-serial-dater …

Psychologists say successful entrepreneurs have these 4 personality traits

In fact, according to organizational psychology research, they share at least four personality traits:<p><b>They're generalists rather than specialists.</b><p>A 2013 Swiss-German study found that while employees are specialists, entrepreneurs are generalists.<p>Founders have a diverse set of skills— after all, …

Psychology

5 Reasons Why You Should Love Life The Way It Is | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life can be a mixture of unique experiences, people and places, a precious gift, a magical spiritual journey, and your own fairytale.<p>But only if you …

Motivation

An Open Letter To Those Who Think That Their "Life Sucks"

Okay, let’s admit it.<p>Life sucks! You often utter these words, you might have said it a number of times in a day that, <i>“My Life really sucks.”</i><p>I’m …

10 Healthy-Eating Rules Almost All Nutritionists Agree On

This is the closest thing to an eat-right bible that you're going to find.<p>Sometimes, eating healthy can seem so confusing. Fat is bad—no, it's good. Snacking should be avoided—but you should eat several mini-meals each day. There's a lot of conflicting nutrition information out there, but believe …

How Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Keeps His Focus | Inc.com

Dick Costolo doesn't have the air of a man who's barely hanging on. In recent months, a handful of investors and analysts have gone from speculating that Costolo will pay the ultimate price for slowing user growth at Twitter, where he's been CEO since 2010, to demanding that he be fired. It was …

CES

from the pros: 7 backstage beauty secrets

NYFW’s best-kept tips<p>When we figure out a totally mind-blowing beauty trick, the last thing we want to do it keep it to ourselves. That's why this whole concept of beauty secrets is starting to feel really outdated—<i>especially</i> during NYFW. So, we made it our mission to find out the coolest, weirdest …

Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century

When Jonathan Goldman arrived for work in June 2006 at LinkedIn, the business networking site, the place still felt like a start-up. The company had just under 8 million accounts, and the number was growing quickly as existing members invited their friends and colleagues to join. But users weren’t …

Scientists have discovered a personality difference between entrepreneurs and employees

Steve Jobs said you need a broad "bag of experiences." Justin Sullivan / Getty Around 13% of Americans are starting or running their own companies.<p>Almost everyone else is an employee.<p>We may have found out the difference between the two types.<p>According to a 2013 Swiss-German study, the difference …

17 Easy Habits To Start Today That Will Help You 5 Years From Now

A recent Quora thread was full of such contemplations, originally addressed to a 23-year-old physics student but applicable to everybody.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1. Pick up an athletic hobby that you can do through the years.</b> Otherwise, the sedentary lifestyle you start in college — and continue into …

12 Stylish Bedroom Decorating Ideas That (ALSO!) Make For A Better Night's Sleep

Yes, it's important that your bedroom is beautiful. But more than that? Comfortable and relaxing enough for sound sleep, night after night. Here, four top designers explain what it takes.<p>Yes, it's important that your bedroom is beautiful. But more than that? Comfortable and relaxing enough for …

The 6 best Oscar speeches in recent history

Representatives of Toastmasters International, a public speaking organization with over 14,650 clubs spanning 126 countries, went through hundreds of Oscar acceptance speeches and narrowed the list down to the six they found most memorable. They considered many more, but decided to focus on the …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> The eurozone's finance ministers will meet again Friday to negotiate Greece's debt deal.<p><b>2.</b> Two powerful cyclones hit Australia's Northern Territory Friday morning.<p><b>3.</b> Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Thursday night tweeted out a link to an anti-German op-ed article that argues Greece …

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