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20 Behavioral Interview Questions to Test If Job Candidates Have High Motivation

Selecting the right interview questions plays a key factor in hiring the right people, as well as weeding out the bad apples.<p>Hiring managers spend countless, wasted hours, asking the wrong interview questions to determine the right job or culture fit in a candidate; many of them end up as mis-hires …

5 beautifully modern houses and their plans

Even at the best of times, and despite any help you may have from expert architects, the task of building a new house is a daunting one. That's why …

Green Design

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

Pot's Budding Tech Community

3D printers, virtual reality, drones ... I've watched a lot of nascent industries enter the fray, but watching a new industry growing out of what was once a criminal substance is really interesting to watch.<p>Today, twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have laws legalizing marijuana in …

The top apps Apple thinks everyone should have on their iPhone

But Apple wants to help. The company recently released a list of the 10 apps, besides its own, that you should have on any new iPhone.<p>These are the essentials, and they range from powerful photo apps to ones designed to keep your accounts safe.<p>Here are Apple's 10 apps everyone should have:

Apps

What Is a Happy Marriage?

In a recent NYTimes op-ed David Brooks tackles the tricky topic of married life. In "The Three Views of Marriage" he contemplates why most married people are unhappier today than in the past. His premise is interesting but he proposes a theory of a "moral" marriage that is contrary to our …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

The Big Eat Wine Country: 50 Things to Devour in Napa and Sonoma Counties Before You Die

San Francisco gastronomes are well versed in our annual Big Eat SF—for more than a decade, you've been checking dishes off our list of the city's …

Ice Cream

7 Morning Habits to Increase Your Productivity For the Day

If you want to become more productive and effective during your day and your life, then you need to optimize your morning habits. Here's 7 best ways.

12 Drugstore Beauty Products Every Woman Should Own

While we’re all for a luxe splurge, nothing makes us happier than a good beauty bargain—especially when we stumble on a product that <i>actually</i> works. …

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

Self-improvement

8 Simple Truths About Raising Happy, Healthy, Successful Kids

Type "good parenting" into Google and... whoa. 519,000 results to sift through.<p>Search for "parenting" in the books section on Amazon and... holy cow. 1,979 new titles. And those are just the books that have been released over the last 30 days!<p>Clearly, when it comes to "effective parenting," there's …

Parenting

The 9 tips that can save your marriage

<b>(Andrey Bayda via Shutterstock)</b><p>Forget the relationship help aisle – this is the best marital advice the world has to offer<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>August 14, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>Next to my desk there is a fallen pile of relationship-advice books. It looks like a miniature city of ruins, a very pink Parthenon. …

Every Couple Should Never Forget To Do These 10 Things No Matter How Long They've Been Together

Every Couple Should Never Forget To Do These 10 Things No Matter How Long They’ve Been Together<p>Jana Rookard<p>Read full profile<p>True love lasts forever, …

Success

9 Hacks to Help You Wear Heels All Day Long

Ladies, we’ve all been there. You’ve been standing in your heels for mere minutes and your feet are <i>already</i> killing you (really, the walk from the train to your work never seemed that long before!). But that doesn’t have to be the case. Nope, we’re not here to tell you to resign yourself to …

'Excuse Me': A Sleep Doc's Secret for Helping Kids Fall Asleep on Their Own

<i>Photo copyright Betty Udesen / Pear Press</i><p>Sleep researchers who attended the SLEEP 2015 conference in Seattle were fascinated to learn about new genetic targets for narcolepsy in mice, non-drug treatments for insomnia, and why recovering from a week of bad sleep isn't as simple as sleeping in on the …

Parenting

3 Remarkably Effective Habits for a Happier, More Successful You

When you're happier at work, you're 31 percent more productive.<p>To be happy, you have to want to be happy. It is a personal choice. You can define your own happiness; it is OK. Going through life is easier when you embrace happiness and when you see life through a more positive lens. Not only that, …

7 Reasons Your Wife Is Stressed Out All the Time

Many men come into my office complaining about their wife acting so stressed out all the time. And sometimes the words they use are not that nice. Basically, many husbands want to know: "My wife and I both work, but when I get home, it's not like a fire drill for me. For her, though, it's like the …

The Ultimate V-Day Gift Guide for Your Guy

Take a stroll through the V-Day section of any store in search of a guy-friendly gift and you’ll most likely end up empty-handed. Not that we’ve got anything against teddy bears or those cute little candy hearts, but gifting a genuine token of love for the fella in your life requires a little extra …

14 Items All Your Kitchen Dreams Are Made Of

When we saw these genius corner drawers on Imgur, we were seriously taken aback.<p>Why didn't we think of that? And how do we get those in our kitchen? If you're thinking the same thing, don't worry, we've found 14 kitchen appliances and gadgets that you need to purchase to turn your kitchen into what …

Articles about vintage concrete and color palo alto home see through pool wall on Dwell.com - Dwell

Sam Yates will paint the town Palo Alto, once he figures out what color that is.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>A traditional floor plan gets a minimalist update, complete with a classic porch.<p>After a few …

Architecture