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90 Percent of Interviewers Would Disqualify a Job Candidate for This 1 Reason

Not sending a thank you note, however, surprisingly won't lose you any points.<p>With so many job interview how-to guides out there, you'd think we'd all be nailing them by now. A new survey from recruiting solutions company JazzHR, however, shows that candidates still are making employers all over …

Employment

Foreign languages: How to memorise vocabulary

When trying to learn a foreign language, most of us have the same complaint: “I’m just not good at memorising.” Learning new vocabulary can be daunting, especially for busy adults whose minds are already occupied with work, family, and other responsibilities.<p>A comfort? Linguists say that to “get …

A Little-Known Hack to Learn a New Skill in a Fraction of the Time

It's called 'deliberate practice' and it's a proven way for your staff to master a new skill in a fraction of the time. Here are the five core elements that make it work.<p>In this article, I'm going to share one of the most effective tactics for coaching your key team members. I call it "deliberate …

Management

With 5 Quick Clicks, You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Social Media

15 budgeting tips for building an emergency fund

An emergency fund is an important asset that you will hopefully never have to use. What some perceive as a frivolous expense is really a key part of planning for the future. Any number of unwelcome occurrences could prompt withdrawal from an emergency account — from medical bills to a broken …

5 books that will help you reach your financial goals

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’ve already forgotten about those New Year’s resolutions, here’s an easy way to check …

26 Apps to Make Your Phone the Best Personal Assistant Ever

A mobile device loaded with the right apps can truly help a person get ahead in business and life.<p>A mobile device loaded with the right apps can help a person get more done, stay informed, relax and save money. Here's a fresh list of apps more than two dozen high achievers are using every …

Apps

A Pro's Secrets to Being Clean & Organized ALL Year Long

"I think a lot of people view organizing as arranging things and purchasing containers," writes Kristen, the founder and owner of Minima, a company …

The 10 Hottest Coursera Courses of 2017

There are more than 8,000 online courses out there. These are some of the best.<p>There are more than 8,000 online courses available, in every subject from artificial intelligence to visual arts. More than 50 million students signed up for one this year.<p>This bounty is a gift for anyone who wants to …

Online Education

This Chart of How Long Foods Last in the Freezer Will Blow Your Mind

If you've ever reached into your freezer for something — anything — to make for dinner and spent a good 15 seconds wondering how long it's been in there (and the follow-up question: Is it still good?) before anxiously deciding if it belongs on your plates or in the garbage, you are going to want to …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>1 min read<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is …

Public Speaking

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear. Most of us …

How Turning Your Goals Into Systems Can Change Your Life

Celebrate your small wins, trust your system as you go and keep the big picture in mind.<p><i>By Arthur Menard, co-founder and CEO of SPARTAN.</i><p>"Shoot for the moon," or "Set high goals for yourself," is advice you have probably heard dozens of times already. Yet every new year the same cycle repeats …

Entrepreneurship

Alexandr Dolgopolov explains the differences between Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

Dolgopolov has just two wins in a combined 19 games against the trio.<p>The Ukrainian most recently lost to Federer in the Shanghai Masters.<p>World number …

There's a Scientific Reason to Speak, Not Write, to Those Who Disagree With You

Sorry, keyboard warriors.<p>There may be more to the phrase "the voice of reason" than meets the ear.<p>When it comes to controversial ideas, a person's …

15 perfect ideas for a small bedroom

Anybody who tells you that a small space can't also be a suitably stunning and cozy bedroom is lying to you and we are on a mission to prove that …

Managers Aren’t Doing Enough to Train Employees for the Future

As topics like automation, artificial intelligence, and skills retraining dominate conversations about the future of work, some predict catastrophic job loss and a dystopian future where legions of unskilled workers languish unemployable in the margins. Others, like O’Reilly Media’s Tim O’Reilly, …

Human Resources

A Survey Of The Legal Industry's Most Admired Leaders Begs: Should Your Leadership Build A Brand?

Some years back, global management consultants at McKinsey & Co. proposed that the complexity and intricacy of managing a professional service firm deserved a multiplier of five, in terms of revenue, compared to any manufacturing or retail operation. That is to say that according to McKinsey, the …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Bill Clinton

20 Protein-Packed Meals That Don't Contain a Single Piece of Meat

"But how do you get enough protein?" is easily the most common (and often annoying) question posed to vegans and vegetarians, especially those who are highly active. But new converts need not be alarmed — as it turns out, there are tons of protein-packed options available to meatless athletes, from …

Healthy Eating

3 Rules for Becoming an Operationally Excellent Leader

Unless you've mastered these operational fundamentals, your organization will always be vulnerable to the competition.<p>Imagine you have a brilliant friend. He's always full of great ideas. Unfortunately, this friend rarely brushes his teeth, never flosses, and showers only occasionally. So when he …

Management

6 Women in Their 30s Share What They Wish They Knew About Money in Their 20s

Religion, politics, sex, money — they’re the topics we’re warned to avoid at the dinner table, but we believe these are the real-life issues that millennial women should be discussing on the regular. (Like, why are millennials cheating?) And while we may have come a long way on the first three …

Personal Finance

10 podcasts that will make you better with money

Podcasts are all the rage right now. We even have podcasts that review and recommend other podcasts! I'm proud to say that I'm a podcast junkie, as is most everyone I know.But did you know that your podcast addiction could actually help you manage your personal finances?<p>Here are 10 that will …

Podcasting

How to Gain Credibility When You Have Little Experience

There’s a meme on the internet, which speaks truth about a dilemma for young people entering the hypercompetitive workforce of 2017. The photo is of two seasoned, older interviewers glaring critically across the table at a young interview candidate with the following words: “We’re looking for …

Leadership

How Stress Can Change Your Brain: An Animated Introduction

We hear the mantra of “self-care” in ever-widening circles, a concept both derided and celebrated as a “millennial obsession,” with the …

The 4 rituals that will make you an expert at anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Success

On the Red Couch with Journalist Lola Adesioye

<i>Lola Adesioye came upon an Obama rally in her first few months living in New York City in 2007 and, upon seeing a presidential candidate of color, she knew she wanted to become part of the narrative of American culture and politics at that moment and beyond. She started writing about what she was</i> …

9 Good Money Habits You Can Start Today to Build Real Wealth

Controlling your money is key to living a financially effective life. Learning good money habits is the first step to taking control over your money …

13 Habits of Self-Made Millionaires, From a Man Who Spent 5 Years Studying Rich People

From reading to exercising, these are the daily habits of self-made millionaires.<p>All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their …

Self-improvement

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