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12 Powerful Secrets of Really Persuasive People

You are more persuasive than you think you are -- learn the powerful secrets of persuasiveness.<p>There are people who are very good at getting other people to do what they want, especially at work. So how do they do it?<p>You may be surprised to know that you probably already have the qualities you need …

The 6 Strongest Reasons To Quit Your Job Right Now

Quitting isn't easy. But these six tell-tale signs mean it's time.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>None of us is quite as decisive as we like to think. I'm fairly sure that's the case.<p>Ideas bounce around our heads for minutes, …

Penelope Cruz

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …

7 Simple Steps That Will Make You Remarkably Confident

Fear can kill your business faster than a bad economy. Here's how to stop it.<p>Would you like to be more confident? For most of us the answer is yes. Wherever we are in our lives and careers, we know we could achieve more if we could stop fear and uncertainty from getting in our way.<p>We can, according …

Canon has built a 250-megapixel camera sensor, don’t expect it in your next phone

Canon has developed an APS-H camera sensor that fits an astonishing 250 million pixels, setting a world record for the highest number of pixels for a CMOS sensor smaller than 35 mm.<p>The company says its new sensor is capable of distinguishing the lettering on the side of an airplane flying at a …

Cameras

How to Sound (and Look) Smarter in Meetings

You don't have to be a superstar to look a little smarter in your next meeting. Just do these simple things.<p>When it comes to meetings, all of us could benefit by appearing a little smarter. Whether you're a salesperson in a meeting with a potential client or an executive in a room full of partners …

Self-improvement

Touching Photo Goes Viral, Raises Over $150,000 for Syrian Refugee

Photography has the power to change lives, and that’s what happened in a big way over the past week for one Syrian refugee. After a photo of the man …

How to banish back-seat boredom on a family road trip

Kids are not baggage – you can’t just sling them in the boot. I know because I’ve tried. A bored child can turn into an insufferable one when you are trapped together for hours in a claustrophobic car.<p>But don’t despair. Here are some of the ways you can prime their imaginations for a trip before …

Kids

Vincent Cassel cast as villain in next Bourne adventure

French actor will reportedly play an assassin tracking Matt Damon’s returning sometime amnesiac operative in latest instalment of blockbuster spy saga<p>Vincent Cassel will play a prominent villain in the next Jason Bourne movie, in which Matt Damon returns as the amnesiac spy-on-the-run, reports …

Film Industry

UPDATE 2-US antitrust worries weigh on Halliburton-Baker Hughes deal -source

(Recasts with Reuters sourcing; adds details on antitrust concerns; updates share prices)<p>July 22 (Reuters) - Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co’s acquisition of smaller rival Baker Hughes Inc faces concerns from U.S. antitrust enforcers who believe the $35 billion merger will lead to higher …

IT

7 Words You Should Never Use in an Interview

Landing a job interview is the easy part. Performing well is where things get tricky.<p>Most of us get nervous at the thought of being judged for our every word. In theory, a job interview should be a mutually investigative event between a potential employer and a potential employee, each thoroughly …

So About That Whole Tech-Eating-Jobs Thing

The argument seems compelling, the logic inescapable. As hardware doubles its density every 18-24 months, courtesy of Moore’s Law, and as software eats the world, technology will replace a broad swathe of jobs outright–from burger-flippers to diagnosticians–and atomize many others from full-time …

Moore's Law

5 reasons you're getting knocked out in the first round of interviews (and how to stop)

You thought the interview went OK. Maybe it could've gone better, but certainly you didn't totally bomb it, right? So why hasn't anyone called to set …

The story of Yamaha should terrify HP, Dell, Cisco, and anybody else who sells hardware

Thomas ought to know. He completed an unprecedented project to move nearly all of the company's 200 computer servers to Amazon's cloud, Amazon Web Services, getting rid of his company's data centers and saving $500,000 a year in the process.<p>Nearly every company is using public cloud computing …

Jeff Bezos

8 Stealth Interview Questions That Reveal True Character

Finding a real star requires going beyond "Tell me about yourself." Here are the questions that will tell you what you really want to know.<p>If you want to hire a great candidate, you'd better ask the right questions. And sometimes, the questions that tell you the most about a person are the ones …

Employment

5 Words to Avoid Using to Describe Yourself in an Interview

Hiring managers all have their favorite interview questions, but they’re typically some variation of the common ones. For example, you might get, …

The Smart Way to Start a Successful Company While Keeping Your Job

Moonlighting isn't your only option.<p>Most aspiring entrepreneurs face a dilemma. They want to start a new business but they don't want to give up their jobs--and the security of their paychecks--until they absolutely have to. On the other hand, launching a successful company is consuming enough …

Five Things Your Recruiter Won't Tell You

If you work in business or the professional world, it will be helpful to you to have a relationship with a third-party recruiter, sometimes called a search professional or headhunter. Not every job-seeker has a recruiter-friendly resume, but many job-seekers do.<p>What’s a recruiter-friendly resume? …

4 Hacks to Make You a Strong Negotiator

Price negotiations are all about gathering leverage, long before you actually deal.<p>Negotiations--real ones, at least--are always between two parties with more or less equal power. When there's a big power differential, negotiation is impossible. The stronger party simply dictates terms.<p>For example, …

News

Zakary Tormala: Why Certainty Matters in Business

A psychologist explores what makes our attitudes change over time.<p>Most people do not think much about certainty, but it governs most of what they do. …

When you’re not the manager 'type,’ how do you move up the corporate ladder?

At most companies, climbing the corporate ladder still starts with assuming a management role. As your control extends over larger and larger teams, …

The No. 1 Predictor Of Career Success According To Network Science

It has been over three years since Steve Jobs died.<p>Since then, books have been written and movies have been made.<p>Each has celebrated his legacy and aimed to share the secrets he used to build the largest company in the world; things like attention to detail, attracting world-class talent and …

As Profits Fall, JPMorgan Rejects Calls To Break Up The Megabank

"Banks are under assault" from government regulators, CEO Jamie Dimon told reporters today. Amid the onslaught, the bank will "try to stop stepping in dog shit, which we do every now and then."<p>Is JPMorgan too big? The question has been asked frequently by critics since the 2008 financial crisis …

Amazon has three rules for hiring the best people

<i>This post originally appeared at First Round Review.</i><p>“Good intentions don’t work.”<p>This is one of the most important things Anurag Gupta has learned from working at Amazon, where he is currently General Manager of Amazon Redshift and Amazon Aurora. It’s a counter-intuitive notion—after all, we all …

Investing in oil can cause pain now but produce profits later

The crash in crude oil prices has led to big shifts in the global economy.<p>As just one example of how widespread the impact is, a recent report from …

Oil & Gas Industry

The seven habits of highly confident people

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life. It influences your success in leadership, how you engage with your team, and at work in general. It influences how you build your business, how you are in your family life, …

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …