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19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

What you should do if your child is a ‘quitter’

Bella was going out of her mind. Her 9-year-old daughter, Angie, would agree to sign up for an activity with great enthusiasm. Swim team? Yes, please! Book club? You bet! Ballet? Sign me up! Then something would happen that made the activity, well, <i>hard</i>. Her team had to practice diving off racing …

Parenting

21 Distinctive Qualities of an Outstanding Boss | Inc.com

If I asked you to describe the best boss you have ever worked for, what would you say? Would you mention things like he or she "was a great planner" or "she really knew how to positively affect the bottom line"?<p>Not likely.<p>In my work as a business consultant, I have asked hundreds of people -- …

Leadership

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Bitcoin price breaks $4,000. Here’s why

Bitcoin’s skyrocketing price is showing no signs of slowing. It’s currently trading for over $4,100 a coin, having broken the $4,000 mark in the early hours of Aug. 13. It has traded for as high as $4,225, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index. A prediction of $5,000 per bitcoin by years’ …

Cryptocurrency

Super-thin semiconductors delay the 'death' of silicon

Silicon has been the backbone of processors for decades, but it's rapidly approaching its physical limits: making a chip on a process smaller than 5 nanometers is usually impossible without introducing problems. How is Moore's Law for chip complexity going to survive? Stanford researchers have a …

These Are the Best States for Healthcare -- How Does Your State Rank?

A recent study ranked each U.S. state on healthcare cost, access, and outcomes. Find out how your state compared with the best.<p>Where can Americans …

The company that invented Post-It notes is hiding invisible messages in signs to help self-driving cars see the world

The same company that invented Post-It notes is now helping self-driving cars see the world.<p>Headquarted in St. Paul, Minnestoa, 3M is behind the creation of everyday objects that everyone uses but no one thinks about. Post-It notes, Scotch tape, and waterproof sandpaper are just a few of 3M's …

Autonomous Cars

How Americans spend money at every age

What is a typical American budget? It depends—the more we have, the more we spend. The biggest spike in spending comes when our earnings make their …

In Egypt, A Rising Sea — And Growing Worries About Climate Change's Effects

On Egypt's Mediterranean coast, August should be prime tourist season. But the seaside restaurants in Alexandria are almost empty. Worries over security are keeping a lot of foreign tourists away. But there's a much bigger worry looming: that hotter weather and a disappearing shoreline could make …

Climate Change

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

A Flying Car From DeLorean Really Won't Need Roads

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads,” Doc Brown says, before flipping down his reflective goggles and launching his nuclear-powered …

Buy these seven shares to profit from driverless cars and artificial intelligence

The idea of investing in technology companies will, for many, bring back painful memories of the tech bubble bursting at the turn of the millennium.<p>Today, there is little of the mania of two decades ago. Technology firms are typically more expensive to buy than the wider market, but are now …

Investing

A lot of our ideas about bilingual children are total myths

“What’s that music?” my three-year-old asked as we listened to a song in a foreign language last December.<p>Could my toddler be showing an interest in her Russian heritage? Maybe this would be a chance to tell her about the revered winter holidays of my childhood in St. Petersburg, Russia—calling up …

Language Learning

Lithium-ion batteries finally have a rechargeable competitor

Last week, Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy and the company he currently backs, Ionic Materials, unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery design that they claim would be cheaper and safer than the lithium-ion battery.<p>"What people didn't really realize is that alkaline batteries could be made …

Gasoline Reaches Its Tipping Point

Electric vehicles aren’t going to destroy the fossil fuel industry any time soon, but they don't need to in order to disrupt it. And that could …

Electric Vehicles

Severing ties with utilities isn't as easy as cutting the cable cord

If disaster ever struck, Joe Fleischmann could keep the lights, refrigerator and big-screen TV running in his Orange County home, even if the power company went dark.<p>Fleischmann is an early adopter of home energy storage: In his garage is a battery strong enough to help keep the essentials in …

Energy

Children in pro-Trump rural areas have a lot to lose if GOP rolls back Medicaid

Communities like this aging West Virginia coal town along the Kanawha River were key to<p>President Trump’s victory last year; more than two-thirds of voters in surrounding Fayette County backed the Republican nominee.<p>Now, families in this rural county and hundreds like it that supported Trump face …

Health Care

Mom gives her daughter ample advice. Now she needs to give her some space.

<i>Q: I work hard every day to employ positive parenting and humor while raising my 9-year-old daughter, to no avail. Trying to “refill her cup” and support her with empathy doesn’t move the needle. My husband says she’s stubborn like him, and although I prefer to think she’s a vigorous self-advocate,</i> …

Parenting

Explained: The 5 Most Common Automotive Suspensions | Feature

From the June 2017 issue<br>How, you may wonder, do dynamics engineers determine what kind of hardware to use in a suspension? Here’s the short version: Other people tell them. Engineers must work within the constraints of the basic suspension arrangement dictated by packaging requirements, budget, and …

Engineering

Yes, Smart Bosses Frequently Give Negative Feedback | Inc.com

I really hate the word "feedback." It's biz-blab of the worst sort, a weasel-wordy way of saying "criticism" without offending the "let's all be positive" snowflakes of the working world.<p>In addition, the term doesn't make much sense. Feedback is what happens when a microphone picks up what's coming …

Infographics

These Are the 10 Strongest Driverless Car Brands -- and You'll Never Guess What's at No. 1

Driverless vehicles are often touted as the "next big thing" for both the tech and auto industries. But with so many companies making grand forecasts, it can be tough for investors to identify the true top brands in this fledgling market.<p>Let's take a closer look at the top ten driverless brands, …

Investing

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

Every parent wants their kids to be successful. It is the purest wish a parent can have. Making this wish a reality is an entirely different …

Parenting