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14 things you should do as soon as you get laid off

Oftentimes, we're oblivious to the signs layoffs are coming, or we think, "It probably won't happen to me."<p>"The news of being laid off is a major jolt to anyone's self-esteem," Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss …

Employment

'Peace Officer' documentary looks at why police tactics seem to be getting more brutal

When police killed his son-in-law in 2008, William "Dub" Lawrence, a retired lawman with a meticulous streak, started his own investigation, tracking bullet trajectories and scouring the crime scene in an obsession aimed at exposing the increased militarization that has turned many police forces …

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain | Inc.com

Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and least understood organ in your whole body. But in these fascinating TED Talks, …

The Brain

How to Spend 50 Amazing Hours in Oakland

You probably already knew that Oakland is a diverse and ever-changing city with a mix of eclectic neighborhoods, award-winning restaurants, and …

SF Guide

5 simple bedtime rituals that will make your mornings so much easier

With all the hype on what successful people do in the first few hours of their days, it's no wonder that we're associating mornings more and more …

Why I Write in PowerPoint

When writing business documents (aside from emails), most people turn to word-processing software. That’s not the only option. You can do everything — outlines, drafts, revisions, and even layouts, if you’d like — in PowerPoint or similar presentation programs.<p>That’s what I’ve used to write my …

Brainstorming

6 Life-Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make | Inc.com

While luck certainly plays a part, success is usually the result of making a number of smart choices.<p>And so is happiness.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers. (His online courses "Launching a Business …

Entrepreneurship

4 Tips on How to Avoid A Boring Life

Why are some people so <b>positive, full of energy and joyful</b> in their life?<p>Do you remember the times when you were bored and thought that your life had</b> …

Shower Cleaning Tips for a Gleaming Powder Room

Like many people, I keep a very clean home. However, we all have our trouble spots, don’t we?! My area of weakness: the <b>shower</b>. Kate here, and I’m …

Top 10 Reasons You Should Stop Watching TV

“I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room & read a good book.” – Groucho Marx<p>“Hi Celes, one of …

The 5 Best Swimming Drills to Get Jacked in the Pool

There will be days this summer when your outdoor workouts are perfect. You'll breeze through a HIIT routine or bang out a bodyweight workout at a …

<b>Nino Cerruti CREDIT Alessandro Ciampi Pitti Immagine</b><p><b>The man who reinvented the suit as a pliable, comfortable garment back in the Sixties talked</b> …

Tom Hanks

How To Be Happy & Successful

Money

Why You Should Pursue Your Dream Even If Nobody Encourages You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever you try to make positive changes in your life, you’ll experience resistance.<p>Sometimes, the resistance is internal, meaning you vs. yourself.<p>Waking up earlier to go to the gym <i>sucks</i>. Much easier to press “snooze.” Politely …

Computer Science

A Love Letter to the Richmond District, San Francisco

My hometown is not the San Francisco of glossy magazines and “10 best things to do” lists. There are no cable cars or rolling hills, no raw vegan …

It’s Time to Start Using a Better Deodorant

The adopted underarm scent of teenagers is a sort of a cartoonish freshness. Old men all smell like bay rum, whether by choice or because they’ve …

Beauty

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

Cooking

Meet the Bag that Will Change How You Travel With a Suit

Cramming a suit into your bag is a chore, to say the least. And the chances of removing it in pristine and pressed condition are pretty slim. Usually it gets knocked around and ravaged by wrinkles by the time you unpack. This applies to pretty much every circumstance: long distance travel, hitting …

Travel

How to Give a Stellar Presentation

Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful. Preparation is key, of course, whether it’s your first or your hundredth time. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

How to Fix Scratched and Creaky Floorboards

Follow these step-by-step instructions to fix your floor problems.<p>Repair Scratches in Floorboards<p>The best way to get an even wood floor is by sanding, but if you just have a few scratches, small holes, or gaps, they can be repaired without embarking on such a big job.<p><b>You'll Need:</b>Floor or …

10 Great Horween Watch Straps for Timepieces New and Old

Made with traditional methods (and a few logical modern production upgrades), Horween leather is the material du jour for menswear staples of all …

15 apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

Apps

17 Apps Every Modern Gentleman Should Have On His Phone

But now it's time to grow up.<p>Lucky for you, Business Insider is here to help you by turning your smartphone into an even more useful sidekick.<p>Covering everything from getting organized to buying liquor, we've put together a list of the 17 apps that every gentleman needs in 2014.

Apps

4 steps to a better shave

No disrespect to the old man, but a lot has changed since he taught you how to shave with a handful of Barbasol and a Bic disposable.<p>With the latest …

Skin Care

What Your Professional Bio Needs to Get Noticed

A professional bio is something that everyone needs, but not everyone bothers to write one. Or they write one once, and then never update it. Or they wait until a conference organizer asks them to send one in, and just jot down the first few things that occur to them.<p>That’s a pretty big missed …

Employment

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