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How to become more intelligent every day

<b>How does one become more intelligent every day?</b><p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a 7-year-old …

Doctors Worry as Cancer Study Reveals Dark Side of Complementary Medicine

“I understand the very human desire to wonder whether there is a better way.”<p>Presented as an alternative to conventional medical treatment, the …

The gorgeous grain bowl you’re going to want to eat all summer long

Presented by Bob’s Red Mill®<p>It’s *officially* summertime when you start making seasonal upgrades in the kitchen, swapping out warming staples like …

Buy a New Car Since 1995? You Could Get Part of a $1 Billion Settlement

If you bought a new car in the past 23 years, you could be compensated for price fixing as part of the largest criminal antitrust investigation in U.S. history.<p>Americans who bought a new car or truck in the last 23 years could be eligible for compensation, thanks to the largest criminal antitrust …

U.S. Department of Justice

How to Watch 4th of July Fireworks Live Online for Free

Boom.<p>Did you get too sunburned, eat too many hotdogs or drink too much beer and now need to take a break from July Fourth celebrations?<p>Don’t worry — …

Too rich to use a regular IRA? Try this workaround

There’s plenty of upside to being wealthy, and at least one downside: At higher incomes, the IRS shuts you out of some of the biggest benefits of individual retirement accounts.<p>Specifically, if your modified adjusted gross income this year is more than $199,000 as a married tax filer or more than …

Retirement

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employment

7 clever ways to use that USB drive again

Thumb drives used to be so cool. They came in every shape and material, from little plastic rectangles to rubber wristbands, novelty animals, and pens sporting a built-in USB-drive. We used to marvel at the data they contained, easily dragged and dropped into a special icon. They were simple and …

Five Great Books That Will Make You A Better Leader

Here’s one thing we know is true: Leaders are readers.<p>Our research takes us inside the c-suite offices of executives across the country. Those offices almost always contain a full bookshelf. We find that top leaders are often eager learners, devouring the latest books to find new insights that will …

Framing

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 …

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

7 Habits That Will Make You a More Fun Person to Be Around

Try out these tips to become the life of any party.<p><i>How can I learn to be more fun? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of ceolifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p><b>Go on life</b> …

10 Horrible Habits You're Doing Right Now That Are Draining Your Energy

For most people the biggest obstacle they face is themselves, but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest ways that you can improve your daily productivity is to cut out habits that drain your motivation. They give you less …

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

• <b>Author Glennon Doyle Melton met with her son's teacher, who revealed that every Friday afternoon, she asks her fifth graders to fill out a sheet of paper.</b>• <b><br>She asks them who they would like to sit with next week and who has been an exceptional class citizen that week.</b>• <b><br>The teacher then looks for</b> …

Loneliness

10 Free Tech Tools & Websites Every Teacher Should Know About

Photograph courtesy MaxPixel. Public domain<p>Confession: I was a late tech adopter.<p>I didn’t own a computer until I was in college. I couldn’t record on …

Miss Manners: A new low: bank account numbers in wedding invitations

By Judith Martin ,<p>Nicholas Martin and<p>Jacobina Martin<p><i>Dear Miss Manners: A friend and colleague is getting married, and I accepted her orally delivered invitation long before she gave me the printed one.</i><p><i>Opening the two-folded card, I found, framed in it, a smaller card with a bank account number</i> …

Weddings

How the New U.S. Tax Law Impacts Property Owners

Real estate investors and developers see a win, while individual homeowners face a loss of deductions<p>Even before U.S. President Donald Trump signed …

25 Dinner Ideas For People Who Are Trying To Eat Less Meat

Put these in your dinner rotation.

11 iPhone email tips you'll wish you'd known all along

I can't quit the stock iOS Mail app. I've had brief dalliances with the Gmail app and a handful of other email apps that promise to improve my life, but I keep coming back to the Mail app. As a result, this long-time Mail app Gmailer has picked up a few tricks along the way.<p>1. Archive vs. …

How to Make Money With an Online Drop Shipping Business

When starting an online business, one of the key elements is having products to sell. In fact, without products… you don’t have a business at all. …

Profit

How to Master Meetings (Infographic)

Steps to solving conference call woes and make the most of your meetings.<p>There are between 36 and 56 million meetings every day in the U.S, but rampant inefficiency costs the economy over $1 billion each year. Luckily, there are many ways to eradicate the most common meeting malfunctions, allowing …

This Nordic Tech Company’s Onboarding Secret? Cinnamon Buns

Here are a few tips for adding a human touch in your new hires’ early days, when it counts more than ever.<p>I’ve played a part in onboarding around 300 of my company’s 500 employees, and in my experience, one of the factors that’s kept our turnover rate really low over the years is the way we onboard …

How to make your life better by sending five simple emails

How to make your life better? All you need is email.<p>I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with …

Employment

Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead

It doesn't matter how compelling your presentation is if you haven't grabbed your audience's attention in the first few seconds.<p>Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your …