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Always Ask 1 Simple Question at the End of Your Job Interview | Inc.com

Literally, I have advised 100s of college students about job interviews. Teaching at a small college means I wear many hats, and this aspect of guiding students as they embark on internships and first jobs is one I very much enjoy.<p>Let's face it, there are tons of articles, opinions, and viewpoints …

Communication Skills

After Nearly 100,000 Interviews, A Johnson and Johnson Exec Said These Were The 7 Best Candidate Questions | Inc.com

There comes a point in every interview when hiring managers ask applicants the exact same thing, "Do you have any questions for me?" Although this off-script moment feels like a formality, the applicant's questions could provide just as much insight as you make your final evaluations.<p>Global Vice …

Employment

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

Top 10 books about consciousness

What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly becomes much more complex. Consciousness is the most intimate of mental experiences, and yet the hardest to explain. It is the faculty that allows you to read this sentence, …

Consciousness

Want to Accomplish More in Less Time? 9 Things the Most Effective People Always Do | Inc.com

Some people are highly efficient. They get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing what matters most?<p>Highly effective people are highly efficient, but they take their effort to the next level: They focus on accomplishing …

Self-improvement

In Fake News Era, Facebook Still Struggling With Bogus Ads

As Facebook continues to deal with the public backlash over its role in distributing fake and hyperpartisan news, the site remains vulnerable to another potentially dangerous, but much less publicized, risk: fake advertisements.<p>Facebook ads purporting to direct users to a website but, when clicked …

Internet

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

15 Top Marketing Charts for 2016 You Don’t want to Miss

With 2016 coming to a close, let’s take a look back at some of the most interesting marketing charts that best summarize the year and where we are …

Marketing

Want Better Work-Life Balance? The Best Approach I Had Never Considered (But Now Follow Religiously)

My exclusive interview with Nascar driver Kasey Kahne on why he owns a race team, what he looks for in people, and how passion and profession can create an incredibly virtuous cycle.<p>Every once in a while, the answer to a simple question is not only surprising, but it also changes the way you look …

Nonna Chicken Schnitzel , The Best Fried Chicken Recipe You Can Find Online

Chicken Schnitzel<p>Chicken Schnitzel Nonna's way! Meet my Nonna in her first ever video recipe as she teaches you the simple, original way to coat and cook up chicken cutlets. No one knows the little secrets like Nonna! Watch now to find them out and recreate this old age delight.<p><i>Watch the Chicken</i> …

This Art Historian Teaches FBI Agents And Surgeons How To See

In her new book, Amy Herman shows how art can help people fine-tune their visual perception and improve at work.<p>Amy Herman teaches people how to see. Her tools of choice are famous artworks from major art institutions all over the world. Her typical pupils? Cops, FBI officers, medical students, and …

The Scientists Who Simulate The End Of The World

The scientists at the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center model cyberattacks, global pandemics, and megastorms.<p>September 11 transformed the global economy, the way wars are fought, and how the United States keep tabs on citizens. But it also revealed just how complex our world …

Getting Started with Wireframes

Following up on my tutorial 5 steps for a successful website design that walks you through 5 essential steps of a website ‎design process to boost …

Designing the Machines That Will Design Strategy

kenneth andersson FOR HBR<p>AlphaGo caused a stir by defeating 18-time world champion Lee Sedol in Go, a game thought to be impenetrable by AI for another 10 years. AlphaGo’s success is emblematic of a broader trend: An explosion of data and advances in algorithms have made technology smarter than …

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Quora

The Key To Beautiful Writing: Your Reader's Imagination

Every writer I know would like to write beautifully. I can't think of single writer who would like to write an ugly sentence or an ugly story. All of these writers are also readers, and they will occasionally talk about having read a <i>beautiful book</i>, or a book that was <i>beautifully written</i>. Writers and …

9 UX Secrets I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

The best ideas are the ones someone else has. Here, UX advice from experts at Ideo, Polar, CapitalOne, and more.<p>Like most people, I like to think I have good taste. But if I do, it’s only because I’ve been ruthless about one thing: stealing secrets and strategies from people a lot smarter than …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Understand the 4 Components of Influence

We’ve all encountered people who say less but what they say matters more; people who know how to use silence to dominate an exchange. So having influence means more than just doing all the talking; it’s about taking charge and understanding the roles that positional power, emotion, expertise, and …

19 Jaw-Dropping Wedding Venues For Book Lovers

From literary landmarks and grand libraries to intimate bookstore cafes, this list is a bibliophile's dream come true.

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

7 unsung American delicacies that don't get enough credit

When you go to New York City, the first thing everyone asks is whether you've eaten a slice of pizza. When you go to Philadelphia, everyone expects …

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

The 7 Books Bill Gates Wants You to Read This Summer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You don’t become the world’s richest man by wasting away the day binge-watching Netflix. You learn, you grow, you hustle. And you read, and a hell of a lot. Heavy reads, light reads, even breezy beach reads from time to time.<p>We’re …

40 Organizations That Are Shaking Up the Food System

Shares 1K<p>Since our launch in January, Food Tank has worked to amplify the messages of groups working around the world to improve the food system.<p>The …

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

21 Vegan Barbecue Staples That'll Make Any Cookout An Herbivore's Delight

Just because you don't eat meat products doesn't mean you have to suffer through a vacuous frozen veggie burger while everyone else at the summer barbecue chows down on hot, delicious grill food.<p>You, dear vegan, deserve the very best. And, as it happens, the very best cookout foods are often vegan. …