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Use This Little-Known Delegation Trick to Get Stuff Done the Right Way

If you've ever handed a staff member a project only to have them fail to complete it one time or up to par, then this delegation trick was likely the missing ingredient<p>I've been <b>coaching business owners</b> for more than twenty years, helping business owners grow their companies and at the same time, …

RPGs

A big tax break could be yours, just by renting out a room

If you've been following tax news at all, you've probably heard about the new 20 percent break for "pass-through" businesses.<p>Perhaps you've wondered: How can I get in?<p>Starting a business, however — yes, even if it's just a "side hustle" — can seem like a time-consuming and complicated endeavor.<p>But …

Personal Finance

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

Employment

At 30 Years Old, I Finally Admitted I Was a Sex and Porn Addict

I sat cross-legged and topless in a humid hall with a thatched roof, surrounded by 30 other women in Koh Phangan, Thailand. We all smiled and stared …

Relationships

The 13 Best Spots to Buy Affordable Home Decor Online

When we’re shopping for furniture, we consult our 18 Favorite Spots to Buy Furniture Online, but when we’re looking for all of the decorative touches …

West Elm

Fried Chicken BLT with Jalapeño Honey

1. In a small saucepan, bring the honey to a low boil. Add the jalapeño slices and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Store in an airtight …

Cooking

Starting a Business for This 1 Reason Will Lead to Success

Startup ideas are everywhere. You just need to find the right one.<p><i>Editor's Note: The following is adapted from</i> Start a Successful Business: Expert Advice to Take Your Startup From Idea to Empire<i>, published this month by Inc. Media and Amacom, a division of the American Management Association.</i><p>Sure, …

Entrepreneurship

The 5 Clustering Algorithms Data Scientists Need to Know

Clustering is a Machine Learning technique that involves the grouping of data points. Given a set of data points, we can use a clustering algorithm …

Algorithms

If You’re So Successful, Why Are You Still Working 70 Hours a Week?

“I really became a robot,” a manager at an accounting firm explained. She and her colleagues worked extraordinarily long hours, but, she said, “I thought it was normal. It’s like brainwashing. You are in a kind of mental system where you are under increasing demands, and you say to yourself that it …

Leadership

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Recipes

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Leadership

10 of the hottest interior trends for Spring Summer 2018

Transform your home with these key looks...<p><b>Yes, it's still dark and dingy, but we have so much colour and texture to look forward to this spring and</b> …

Home Decorating

This Is Americans' No. 1 Financial Concern for 2018

Hint: It's not about savings.<p>When it comes to all things financial, Americans certainly have plenty to worry about. Debt levels are climbing. Savings …

12 Healthy Lunches Anyone on a Budget Can Make

A high grocery bill is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to eating healthy. You can shop the sales and make basic meals, but if you aren’t …

How to Calculate Paycheck Withholding and Deductions- Hint: It's Easy

Are you considering doing your own payroll processing? Calculating withholding and deductions for employee paychecks isn't difficult if you follow …

The housing market still can't keep up with millennial demand even after its best year in a decade

By some measures, the housing market just had its best year in a decade.<p>On Thursday, the Census Bureau released its final report on new residential construction, completions, and building permits in 2017. All three rose to the highest levels since 2007.<p>Construction was strongest in the market for …

Housing

7 words and phrases only lawyers understand

Every job has its own unique vocabulary<p>Legal professions are no exception — in fact, lawyers might use more confusing words and phrases than people in any other field.<p>From "upstanding" to "wobbler," we compiled examples of terms that make sense to lawyers, but make outsiders scratch their …

Racy

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings<p>Serves 4 to 6<p><i>For the chicken:</i><br>Cooking spray <br>2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided <br>1 medium yellow onion, finely …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (In Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your resume won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and resume is necessary to get you to the next …

Forget 'Type A' — if you want to be successful, look at people who are 'Type R'

When life throws you a curveball—a setback at work, a job loss, or a painful event in your personal life—how do you react?<p>If you use the experience as an opportunity to get smarter, stronger, and better prepared for your next move, you may already be what co-authors Ama Marston and Stephanie …

Employment

Why do my friends all seem to have more money than I do?

<b>It seems like I’m falling behind my friends financially. They take nicer vacations and drive more expensive cars than mine. How am I really doing</b> …

The billion-dollar startups revolutionizing healthcare you should be watching in 2018

There was no shortage in funding for healthcare and biotech startups in 2017.<p>By the end of the year, a new crop of unicorns were born, while others increased their already billion-dollar valuations.<p>From companies harnessing the plant microbiome to buzzy biotechs working on cutting-edge technology, …

Venture Capital

It Takes 10,000 Hours to Become an Expert in Anything: Use These 4 Techniques

Mastering a skill takes serious time. Here's how to make the most out of the hours you put in towards mastering you craft.<p>10,000 hours.<p>That's how long it takes to master your craft, according to bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. Whether you want to become a better leader, an expert in marketing …

I paid off $107,000 in student loans with a simple spreadsheet anyone can use

I began using spreadsheets when running my first company. I was 15 years old, landscaping and mowing lawns.<p>Like any business owner, I had revenues, expenses, and taxes. I used a simple spreadsheet that showed me whether my little business was profitable or not.<p>More than a decade later, buried in …

Personal Finance

9 Secrets Only Contractors Know

Before you even think of working with a renovation pro, consider this insider intel from our panel of expert contractors.<p>Q: What are the most common …

Home Improvement

Slow Cooker Shredded Jalapeno Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

ADVERTISEMENT<p>Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.<p>Ingredients<p>4 h 40 m<p>Original recipe yields 4 servings<p>US<p>Metric<p>Nutrition<p>Calories:<br>• 500 …

9 small habits that can help you get more done

Do you want to manage your time better in the new year? Small habits can make a big difference. Try a few of these very doable strategies to make 2018 your most productive year yet.

Time Management

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

Why setting up a living trust may be wise, especially in California

<b>Dear Liz:</b> Is there a minimum amount of assets required before a revocable living trust is advisable? I am retired but my wife is still working. If we do not include our 401(k) plans, our total liquid assets (my wife's monthly salary, my monthly Social Security benefit and my pension check) are …

Personal Finance

Here's how to answer 5 of the most difficult interview questions

You reworked your resume, perfected your cover letter and landed the big interview. But walking through the door is only the beginning — especially if the interviewer throws some hard-hitting questions your way and you don't know how to respond.<p>"The interview is an elimination process," says Dr. …

Employment