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How to Respond to Four Common Salary Negotiation Questions

You want to be prepared for your upcoming salary negotiation, so you plan to research the standard pay range and practice asking for what you want. …

Employment

Find New Friends Faster With a Personality Litmus Test

Making new friends after a move or job change is already tough, so it’s best to avoid wasting time getting to know people that just end up driving …

Personality

The best films of 2016 so far

As we approach the final months of 2016, it’s time to look back at the films our critics have so far rated the finest<p>• See our definitive 50 best films of 2016<p>After Love<p>Painful drama of longterm relationship breakup and possession-division from Belgian director Joachim Lafosse, featuring Bérénice …

Film Festivals

10 Ways to Turn Yourself Into a Millionaire

Our smart strategies will help you reach (or surpass) the seven-figure milestone.<p>1. Start a Business<p>Maggie Cook, 37, had no business experience when …

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

Filmmaking

Most Popular Food Hacks of 2015

Cooking tips aren’t just for foodies. We all eat every day (unless you’re a robot), and better cooking means healthier food, more delicious meals, …

Alton Brown

How You Can Very Easily Avoid the Most Common Resume Mistakes

You submit your resume and cross your fingers hoping that yours—yes, yours—will be the one to catch the eye of the hiring manager. Even though you …

Top 10 Evil Ways to Use Technology

Like other powerful tools, technology can be used for great good or for great evil. Learn how people use technology for wrongdoing so you can protect …

Information Systems

21 Ideas For Energy-Boosting Breakfast Toasts

Let's toast!

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Effective communication is one of the most important life skills we can learn—yet one we don’t usually put a lot of effort into. Whether you want to …

Public Speaking

Five Job Search Myths That Might be Holding You Back

If you want to find a job you love, you have to have high standards. You have to know what you want and what you’re worth, and you can’t be willing …

Employment

Make Strawberry Lemonade Pie in the Freezer Overnight

No-bake recipes are perfect for when the weather heats up and you don’t want to turn on the oven. This strawberry lemonade pie takes just 10 minutes …

Baking

This Tool Helps Make Your Resume Visually Appealing

Looks aren’t everything, but an effective resume is visually appealing. A messy one can make it easy to overlook even the most impressive …

Make Presentations Engaging and Memorable with the "1, 2... 4! Rule"

A good presentation is like a good joke. You don’t want the whole thing to be too predictable or it loses all of its power. Keeping the “1, 2... 4! …

Public Speaking

This Video Teaches You the Basics of Making Small Talk

Small talk is an abhorrent chore to most people. Yet, chances are, most of the non-family relationships you’ve built started with small talk. It’s a …

Small Business

Start Overcoming Your Shyness by Dumping Your Self-Image

Being shy isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if you’d like to overcome it, you have to start by ditching the labels and stigmas you’ve attached to …

Selfies

Hackr.io Is a Crowd-Sourced Resource of Programming Classes

We’ve seen plenty of collections of different programming classes and resources before, but Hackr.io mixes things up a bit by allowing users to …

How to Develop Your Sense of Humor

Having a good sense of humor makes you more enjoyable to be around. You might also do better at work (as long as you don't go overboard). Yet even if …

Have an Exit Line Ready to End Slow or Awkward Conversations Gracefully

You've probably had a conversation or two that felt awkward at points. Next time, have an exit line ready so you can leave the conversation when …

'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).<p>For those of us who like sleep (that is, everyone) it's the most dreaded morning of the year: The day we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: We've lost an hour. The …

Breakfast

The Invent Anything Course Gets You Started with Hardware Hacking

Littlebits make designing little electronics super easy, but that doesn't mean everyone can make anything instantly. If you'd like a little more …

Raspberry Pi

Four Personal Qualities You Can Develop Like a Skill

Technical skills are important these days, but personal qualities like persistence, courage, and patience can make just as big a difference in your …

Find the Right Laptop for You with This Interactive Comparison Chart

Whether you're in the market for an ultrabook or a true-to-form laptop, finding the perfect one can be tough. This expansive chart lets you filter …

Laptops

How to See If Your VPN Is Leaking Your IP Address (and How to Stop It)

VPNs are great for security, but one of the big reasons many people use one is to mask or change their IP address. This lets you get around …

Information Systems

Home – Google Tech Dev Guide

Grow Your Technical Skills with Google<p>Whether you’re a student or an educator, newer to computer science or a more experienced coder, or otherwise …

Keep This Java Cheat Sheet on Hand While You're Learning to Code

If you're looking to learn a programming language that's cross-platform and easily accessible, Java is one of the most practical languages out there. …

Five TED Talks for Social Anxiety and Shyness

I could spend hours watching TED talks: there are so many videos of educational and inspirational value to enjoy. It's certainly twenty minutes well …

How to Overcome Shyness: Four Easy Tricks

Do you want confidence? Of course you do. But you probably aren’t sure how to overcome shyness, which is why you’re looking for advice online about …

Shyness cannot be ‘cured’. It is part of being human – Joe Moran

If I had to describe being shy, I’d say it was like coming late to a party when everyone else is about three glasses in. All human interaction, if it …

Psychology

5 crazy ways to get over shyness immediately, no drink/drugs required

Even a couple of years into my travels, I was still a little awkward around people I didn’t know well. I didn’t know what to talk with them about. …