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What do software engineers who earn $500,000 a year do?

This question originally appeared on Quora: What kind of jobs do software engineers who earn $500k per year do? Answer by Amin Ariana, Innovation Growth Engineer.

Disclosure: I’m an ex-Googler. This answer does not represent the company.

The premise of the question is somewhat misguided in that there …

Software

16 of the Most Stylish Tattoos Spotted on Pinterest

It always seems like folks who have tattoos have infinite coolness. While getting permanently inked isn’t for everyone, it’s safe to say that it’s one of the most interesting forms of self-expression. And, whether or not you like to admit it, you have probably spent endless hours scrolling through …

Tattoos

I'm looking for a male watch

I'm looking for a male watch. Band material, not slicone. Formal/casual/everyday use. Date but no useless decorations like smalls clocks. Light or florescent for night/dark environments. Under $100 US. Can you help me out?

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Teknari

How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done

As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people's definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work.

What's the one thing that Spencer refuses to do on the weekend? Work -- at …

Productivity

How to make more money while working less

Focus on the highest-income and impact activities.

Are you one of those people who are convinced they have to put in more hours to make more money?

That was my belief, too, until I started surrounding myself with successful entrepreneurs who have put systems in place so their businesses will thrive …

Entrepreneurship

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman on the biggest lie employers tell employees

In his new book The Alliance, Reid Hoffman argues that the relationship between employers and employees is built on "a dishonest conversation."Hoffman …

Reid Hoffman

Don't Conduct A Job Search, Conduct A Company Search

This is probably going to sound like pretty weird career advice, but if you’re looking for a new job, don’t conduct a job search. Instead, conduct a company search. Let me explain.

The best companies out there, the kinds of organizations you really want to work for, hire people that are great fits …

Job Interviews

35 habits that will make you irreplaceable at work

An employee doesn't have to be a top salesperson to bring exponential value to a company.

Amazing employees stand out from the crowd in many other ways. Simply put, their contribution far outweighs their cost, regardless of their expense.

Many employers today are willing to pay top dollar for the …

Human Resources

5 Excuses That Shouldn’t Stop You From Success

"I don’t have any experience"

I’ve heard every excuse in the book from my students about why they’re unable to turn their ideas into reality. But the only way to succeed at becoming an entrepreneur is to have the courage to take that first, small step.

Unfortunately, most of us tend to focus on …

Success

A man who retired comfortably at age 30 explains how much money he had to save

Mr. Money Mustache saved two-thirds of his take-home pay to retire at age 30.

After a mere 10 years of working as software engineers, Peter Adeney (better known as "Mr. Money Mustache") and his wife Simi had enough money to retire comfortably and debt-free.

That was in 2005, right before Mr. Money …

Money

How To Make A Killer First Impression Before You Even Open Your Mouth

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

We’re all familiar with that adage, and the reason it withstands the test of time is because, for better or worse, it’s accurate.

While you may look like a rock star on paper or on the internet, those first face-to-face moments can make or …

Wonder Woman

Watch This Dude Trash Modern DJs Than Bust Out An Unreal Set

In 2015, most "DJ-ing" is pretty much putting a tasteful playlist together and first pumping behind some sound equipment. This guy, DJ VEKKED, …

EDM

3 Bulletproof Reasons Why Happiness Is More Important Than Success

Reason #1: Success Won’t Do You Any Good If You Are Not HappyDrug addiction. Alcoholism. Inappropriate, violent, and bizarre behavior. Negative …

Success

Are You the Best Version of Yourself Today?

“I always wanted to be someone better the next day than I was the day before.” ~Sidney PoitierI felt I was living a dream life. I had a great …

Bad Habits

Why most definitions of leadership are wrong

A leader isn't just someone who barks orders.

LinkedIn Influencer Dr. Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn.

What makes someone a leader anyway?

Such a simple question, and yet it continues to vex some of the best thinkers in business.

We've written several books on leadership, …

Leadership

7 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score Quickly

Your credit score will determine whether you will get approved for credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, or other loans, as well as impact the …

Credit Scores

How much money you need to save each day to become a millionaire by age 65

It doesn't take money to make money — just start early and make smart decisions.

If you want to get rich, start investing — and start as early as you possibly can.

"Becoming rich is nothing more than a matter of committing and sticking to a systematic savings and investment plan," financial adviser …

Money

Tools: 6 Things to Know About Chopsticks

Here in the U.S., we love our sushi rolls, ramen, and carryout Chinese. This means, of course, that we’re pretty familiar with chopsticks—if not totally adept at using them. But beyond the knack they have for grasping just the right bite of tofu, or the satisfying “snap” a fresh wooden pair makes …

Asia

5 Office Mistakes Costing Millennials the Promotion

How managers are misinterpreting Millennials' approach to success in the workplace.

Now that career-minded Millennials make up 50 percent of our workplace, it's safe to assume (like every other generation to enter the work force) they'll want to earn promotions as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, …

Human Resources

Airfares will drop to record lows this fall

A new forecast finds that airfares will drop to a four-year low.

A Justice Department investigation into airline collusion, sinking fuel costs and softer demand could push domestic airfares to record lows next month.

The price of an average round-trip airline ticket will slip to $244 next month, …

Luxury Lifestyle

7 Habits You Should Pick Up if You Want to Be Seen as a Leader

<p>Powerful people don’t become powerful by chance. They aren’t born leaders, they don’t get randomly selected, and they aren’t handed power on a …

Leadership

4 Easy-to-Implement Actions of Phenomenal Leaders

Here are four ways to instantly improve your leadership style.

Developing good leadership qualities can be tricky. In an increasingly diverse workforce, demographics play a larger role than in times past. Globalization ensures that teams and business partners hail from various countries. And of …

Leadership

7 bad speaking habits to break immediately

Even your best ideas mean nothing if no one listens to you.

Julian Treasure is one of the TED conference's most popular speakers and is a branding and communications consultant who works with companies like Nokia and the Waldorf Astoria. In his 2013 TED Talk, "How to speak so that people want to …

Bad Habits

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.

"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Success

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”

If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

Zen

23 Times Helen Mirren Made You Go: “She’s 70?! WTF”

In honour of her 70th birthday today. Happy birthday, Queen!

1. The time she had this advice for up and coming young stars.

2. And went on the subway like a flawless queen from another universe.

3. The time she showed off her twerking skills.

4. Then showed it off again once she’d perfected it to …

Helen Mirren

You’re probably doing email introductions wrong

If you are introducing two people without using a double opt-in intro, you have a high likelihood of being a terrible person. Yup–I said it.

First, what’s a single opt-in intro?

Very simply, a single opt-in intro is where you are introduced to someone via email without them giving you a heads up …

Email

Your Team Can’t Read Your Mind

When you live or work with people for a while, it’s easy to assume that they can read your mind and that you can read theirs. Whether it’s a spouse or a long-time team member, you may presume that you know what they’re thinking and that you can save time and effort by not having to spell everything …

Mind