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6 Credit Mistakes Even Financially Healthy People Can Make

This post originally appeared on LearnVest.

When you know you have a great credit score, it’s easy to sit back, relax and trust it will stay that way.

After all, the habits that got you those enviable digits—like paying your bills on time and keeping your debt under control—are probably second nature …

Credit Scores

Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa are designing the ultimate luxury private-jet interior

For more than a century, Mercedes-Benz has the been the go-to purveyor of fine luxury automobiles. Now, the German automaker is stepping to another kind of luxury by teaming up with Lufthansa Technik — the aviation engineer arm of the Lufthansa Group — to design a ultra-posh cabin for private …


Low Poly Game of Thrones Portraits Are The Envy of Westeros

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A version of this post originally appeared in May 2014.

Leave it up to Mordi Levi, the creative mind behind Game of Firms, to give us the world of George R. R. Martin in a fragmented glory that elicits the fragmented morality of its universe. Though most are used to seeing the lands of …

10 Truths About Life We Forget Too Easily


It's surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life.

It's surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and weekly routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.

Some of life's essential truths need repeating. …

Mark Twain

12 Things You'll Never Hear a Successful Person Say at Work

You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can …


Please Stop Saying These 25 Ridiculous Phrases at Work


These days, workplace conversations can sound like they're taking place on another planet.

At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to help people deal with touchy subjects that were difficult to talk about. Before long, they morphed into corporate buzzwords that expanded and took …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Tips and Quotes From The Best Leadership Books of the Year

Leadership is not about who you know, or why you know it, or how much you are paid to lead. It’s often about what you know and how you apply that …


How to Change Your Life in Just One Day

Imagine that with just one wave of a magic wand you could turn your entire life around. Well, you my dear, hold the power to use that wand at any …


5 Secret Amazon Prime Perks You Don’t Know About

The subscription service is about much more than free shipping

Every year when my Amazon Prime membership is about to auto-renew, like the tens of millions of other members, I take a step back and wonder if the $99 per year price is worth it. To be sure, I wring that much value out of the service …


The HYPETRAK LAB Teaches You How to Make a Sampled Beat

The folks over at HYPETRAK are taking us behind the scenes of our favorite sounds with its new series, The HYPETRAK LAB. Inviting us inside the minds and studios of prolific producers and artists, the series aims to give us an inside look into the music industry, while learning about how sounds are …

Entertainment Industry

24 of the best pieces of advice ever given to graduates

As new graduates prepare to enter the "real world," colleges and universities gather them into auditoriums to absorb wisdom from great leaders.

Most of that wisdom is forgettable. A lot of it is clichéd. (Dream big! Follow your passion!) But some of it resonates — even years later, even if you're …

Sheryl Sandberg

How to Earn Respect as a Leader

In this adaptation from his new book, the CEO of Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst, shares advice for how to build credibility in an organization — especially if you are new to it, have a different background than others on your team, or are not in a position of authority.

How would you be perceived in your …


7 Key Differences Between Successful People And Unsuccessful People

There is always a clear cut difference between the successful and the unsuccessful. The difference in habits and decisions give birth to what is …

Cool Stuff

10 Ways to Grow Leaders in Your Business

There are many reasons why organizations spend enormous amounts of time and resources on developing leaders. One of the most important examples would …


7 Self Help Books That Changed My Life and Motivated me to Achieve Bigger Things in Life

The man who doesn’t read books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them” – Mark Twain


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9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often …


Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz / @thephotosociety The #9/11Memorial in New York City on the first warm evening of spring. There were 5,201 submissions to the 2003 design competition for the National September 11 Memorial, and in selecting Michael Arad’s and Peter Walker’s, the jury singled out the one aspect of their plan that is inescapable in views from above: “‘Reflecting Absence’ has made the voids left by the destruction the primary symbols of our loss.” To see more aerial views of New York go to @NewYorkAirBook

How to Stop Pretending You Know What Makes You Happy

So there's a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years.

One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. "Such bad luck," they said sympathetically. "Maybe," the farmer replied.

The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three …


Defining Leadership: 14 Leaders Share Best Leadership Advice

One of the best things a leader can do is listen to the advice of others who have been there before. No matter what industry or type of business you …


8 Ways to Become a Better Boss


No one intends to be a bad boss. Some just don't know any better. Here are 10 tips that will help any boss improve.

Some get to be boss by luck and others earn their way into the driver's seat. Unfortunately, many people become a boss without getting proper training to manage. There …


5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss (and What to Say Instead)

1. Don't Say: "I left a message for him."

"No one checks voicemail as quickly or as often as they check email, so you can't equate leaving one voicemail hours earlier to really making an effort," says Aliza Licht, voice of the @dkny Twitter handle and author of Leave Your Mark. "If something is time …

Donna Karan

38 of the Most Inspirational Leadership Quotes

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.Here are 38 of my absolute favorites:1. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” —Mother Teresa2. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, …

Eleanor Roosevelt

12 things truly confident people do differently

Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall.

True confidence — as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities — has a look all its own.

When it comes to confidence, one thing is certain: truly confident …

Jane Goodall

Durex Made A (SFW) Video Breakdown Of The Japanese Kama Sutra

Service advertising for anyone in need of a quick-reference sex-move tutorial.

If you were ever in the market for a sex-move index video that you could watch at work, then you're in luck.

To promote the brand's Real Love line of condoms, Durex Japan created a two-minute web film that demonstrates the …


The no nonsense guide to networking

No matter what level of profession you’re in, networking is the fuel to accelerate your success.

Not only is it useful for learning directly from individuals you meet, but the benefits of association and growing your own authority are just as powerful.

For some of us, hearing the word “networking” can …


How to Do Less and Achieve More

Lots of people think that the key to productivity is to find ways to get more done. However, the real secret to optimum productivity is to do less …


10 Things You Need To Work On To Be A Great Leader

A lot of people think they are natural leaders, when they probably aren’t.

It’s not easy to take on a leadership position even if you’re thrown into one at work after a sudden promotion. You have to work on a daily basis to become the right type of leader that will succeed.

Here are ten things you …


10 Perks Companies Should Offer To Boost Productivity

Leading a serious business is actually a lot more than being able to pay your employees at the end of each month. The competition out there is pretty …