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Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Windows 10

10 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late In Life

If you want to achieve success, you will have to make big sacrifices. I find that many people ardently heed this advice — and make sacrifices on a …

The Role of Luck in Life Success Is Far Greater Than We Realized

What does it take to succeed? What are the secrets of the most successful people? Judging by the popularity of magazines such as <i>Success</i>, <i>Forbes</i>, <i>Inc.</i>, …

The Subtle Nudges That Could Unhook Us From Our Phones

Enough. It's time. You've decided to reclaim your morning commute by spending it on something substantive. No more bottomless Instagram feeds and …

So You Want to Read Time Travel Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Any respectable list of time travel novels has to start with H. G. Wells’ groundbreaking novel <i>The Time Machine</i>. Casting aside the magic and mysticism …

Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death

Philosophically, though, our definition of death hinges on something else: the point past which we’re no longer able to return. Those two were more …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

7 Ways to Lay the Groundwork for Your Next Job (Even if You Don't Know What it Is)

Whether you love your job or not, you’ve probably given at least some thought to your next career move. (And if you haven’t, well, here are a few …

How to leave your work at work and focus on fun in your free time

Workaholism is a pernicious thing. It creeps into your personal life, saps your creativity and can make you downright grumpy.<p>But in a world of 24-7 …

How to Land a Seat at the C-Suite Table

Among many small- and mid-sized businesses (SMB), human resource departments are no longer seen as an isolated administrative function. Instead, …

Management

How to Regain the Lost Art of Reflection

A famous but possibly apocryphal tale about Albert Einstein is that he dreamed up the theory of relativity when riding his bicycle. Warren Buffett is on record as saying that he reads for six hours per day and has very few scheduled meetings. Both of these examples stand in stark contrast to the …

Ten Interview Questions You Need To Stop Asking Job Candidates

I’ve been an HR person since 1984. It’s amazing how many of the tired, pointless HR practices that bugged me in 1984 are still in use today.<p>The standard interview script was already ancient in 1984. I can easily imagine interviewers asking the same boring interview questions in 1894 that they ask …

Employment

Ten Ways Your Resume Can Scare Employers Away

It would be awful if your job search were being hindered by something in your resume — something that might scare employers away.<p>It is hard to read your own resume with a critical eye. You know yourself too well. It’s hard to get perspective on your own background.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>Pick an honest and …

Employment

The pursuit of loneliness: how I chose a life of solitude

Hayley Campbell quit her job and moved into an empty flat. Here she explains the tough but peculiar pleasures of seclusion<p>Since the late 1980s, scientists have been tracking a whale who sings at a sonic frequency higher than any other whale of its species: at 52 hertz, just above the lowest note on …

Loneliness

Ten Things To Add To Your Resume -- And Ten To Remove Immediately

Most people don’t like their resumes. I don’t blame them! Most resumes are weak. They are boring, and they all sound alike.<p>Most resumes are lame because they are written in an awful language that’s only used for resumes and company policy memos. I call this language Corporate Zombie Speak. It is …

Framing

How To Brand Yourself As A Top Performer -- Without Bragging

Dear Liz,<p>I hate the way my resume sounds, but I don’t know how to fix it.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>I agree with you that it’s not appropriate, professional or even polite to brag about yourself in a resume or LinkedIn profile, but how else can I let employers and recruiters know about my accomplishments?<p>I …

Employment

Stress Leads to Bad Decisions. Here’s How to Avoid Them

A senior sales executive I’ll call Daniela was frustrated. She’d been working on delegating more to her team. To her dismay, many were struggling to take on the levels of freedom she’d offered — even though they’d asked for more responsibility. Exasperated, she vented to me, “I thought delegating …

How to Forget About Work When You’re Not Working

When was the last time you got away from work?<p>I mean truly got <i>away</i> from it: didn’t think about it, didn’t worry about it, didn’t have a to-do list rattling around in your brain.<p>Most of us know there are benefits to getting away from work. We know we need time to recharge each day in order to be …

Self-help

Bernard MacLaverty: ‘Just try to write. You can do it better tomorrow’

The novelist on the privilege of working from home, the benefits of eavesdropping and why he and his grandson love to play ‘throwing writers at the radiator’<p>Sometimes I think I am very privileged. Setting my own hours. No traffic jams going to work. Just walk down the carpeted hall to the study. …

Creative Writing

Want To Be Successful? Break These Ten Bad Habits

Dear Liz,<p>I graduated with my MBA in December and was lucky enough to get hired in February.<p>I’m excited about my job, which is going well so far.<p>Little by little I’m learning the job description. I feel more confident every week.<p>I want to use this job as a springboard to a more responsible position …

Employment

'It's Hard To Find Qualified Applicants' -- Another Business Lie

Dear Liz,<p>I am an HR Manager for a growing consulting firm.<p>I agree with you that it’s not hard to find talented people, even for a small firm like ours, if you have a great culture and pay reasonable salaries.<p>I have never had a hard time finding great people to hire, even though our small firm …

Employment

The Right Way To Follow Up After A Job Interview

Your first assignment when you get home from a job interview is to grab a notepad and write down the story of the interview, from start to finish.<p>Keep writing and adding details to the story whenever you think of them, because you won’t remember the details for long.<p>Your body is your most important …

Employment

The Seven Fictional Planets We Hope NASA Just Discovered

Yesterday, NASA announced the discovery of a system of seven Earth-size planets, clustered around a star, three of which are in the “habitable-zone,” …

A Scientific Method For Building Good Habits and Making Them Stick

Good habits take time to stick. You will feel amazing if every time you put your mind to something, you got it done in a specific and realistic time. …

Can the conflict between dark matter and gravity be resolved? - ExtremeTech

By on January 3, 2017 at 2:18 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Dutch string theorist Dr. Erik …

Dark Matter

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …

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Challenges For HR Directors In 2016

What challenges does 2016 present for HR directors of FTSE100 firms? In 2015, one of the notable features of the business world has been the impact that a corporate scandal can have on the reputation of a company or sector. As Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the US remarked: ‘It …

Human Resources

How Power Affects Your Productivity

Think about the last time you came home from work completely and totally drained. I don’t mean the good kind of tired, when you’ve worked hard and gotten something done. I’m talking about exhaustion, colored by frustration and tinged with anger. Maybe you even felt hopeless. You were fed up, trying …