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How To Take A Killer Photo For Your Online Profile

A picture is worth a thousand words, especially when its your online profile picture. The image that represents you on social media, job networking sites, and dating profiles can make a difference.<p>PhotoFeeler, a profile photo testing website, recently conducted a study testing which elements …

Deepak Chopra Says These Are The 3 Biggest Career Mistakes You Can Make

Chopra, a well-known physician, author, and founder of The Chopra Foundation, says there are three career mistakes in particular that need to be addressed.<p>"In my experience, [these are] the worst things you can do in the course of your career," he says. They are:<p><b>1. Setting your expectations too low.</b><p>…

10 Books About Happiness Summarized In One Sentence Each

One of America's most signature contradictions is that while "the pursuit of happiness" is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, few Americans actually are happy. According to a Harris poll, only one in three Americans consider themselves "very happy."<p>Maybe that's why there's such a market …

8 Financial Rules That Apply To Everyone And Their Money

Singer Rihanna earns tens of millions of dollars, but found herself "effectively bankrupt" in 2009. She sued her financial adviser for not doing his job. He offered a legendary response: "Was it really necessary to tell her that if you spend money on things you will end up with the things and not …

Should You Skip The MBA For A Startup School?

If you’re thinking about skipping an MBA to go straight to startup mode, consider these options–and cautions–first.<p>Today’s job market is increasingly competitive. Young professionals in the workforce are faced with a mountain of educational debt and the decision to continue with their career, or go …

Here Are All The Ways You Should Be Using LinkedIn's Apps But Probably Aren't

The social network has become an incredible resource for building your professional identity online, no matter where you are in your career. And an important part of that process is done not through its desktop site, but through its apps.<p>However, many people don't even know that LinkedIn actually …

A Simple Test Can Determine If You're Not Getting Enough Sleep

Psychologist Richard Wiseman, the author of "59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute," has a simple test to determine if you're not getting enough sleep.<p>Wiseman describes the test in the YouTube video above, which is part of his "In 59 seconds" series.<p>If you're suffering from a lack of …

11 Ways To Set Yourself Up For Success In Your Early 20s

Whether you're still in school or recently graduated, on your own or still living with your parents, you could benefit from some advice from those who've already figured out how to survive in the real world.<p>In a recent Quora thread, users addressed the question: "What can I do in my 20s that will …

Google Has A Super Simple Way Of Scheduling Meetings With Multiple People

Few things are more annoying than when you're trying to get a big group together for a meeting (or Sunday brunch) and you have to exchange dozens of emails or texts to figure out which time works for everyone.<p>There are web apps like Doodle that can help you pick the perfect time-slot, but Google …

13 Proven Ways To Reduce Stress In Your Life

Americans are way too wound-up.<p>Seven out of 10 adults say they experience stress or anxiety every day, according Happify, a website and app that uses games and tasks based in positive psychology to make you happier.<p>Since chronic stress can be bad for your health, leading to weight gain, sleep …

9 Of The Most Amazing Office Spaces On The Planet

Culled from Architizer's second annual A+ Awards, which are chosen by 300 experts and a popular vote, these are a handful of the most amazing office spaces in the world.<p>They are spaces we'd love to work in — warehouses transformed into airy workrooms, newsrooms of the future, and offices that …

How Successful People Use Envy To Get Ahead

"Researchers are finding that, if approached the right way, there can actually be an upside to this deadly sin," says Wallace.<p>Psychologists classify envy in two ways, she says: malicious, where you "want to cut the advantaged person down so you look better by comparison," and benign, where you are …

How To Pull A Productive All-Nighter

Whether it be a big report, presentation, or an exam, there are the people who prepare for it weeks in advance, and then, there are the procrastinators.<p>Watch these tried and tested tips on how to pull a classic all-nighter effectively.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser. Originally published in August</b> …

5 Tips For Writing A Killer Cover Letter

It's a common problem. Many people are so intimidated by having to write a cover letter they skip it completely — which can be a mistake. It's your first opportunity to make a stellar impression with anything but your resume, which can be dry.<p>Your cover letter has to be excellent to make a good …

7 Ways To Make The Most Of Your 30s

Working to pay a slew of new bills can take over your life and make it harder to be spontaneous. But those who've been there before say that focusing too much on work and money means you'll miss important moments, which you can never get back.<p>Quora users in their 40s and 50s discussed what they …

Personal Finance

The 6 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Networking

Over and over again, we see proof that networking is one of the best ways to get yourself that new job, here's how to get it right.

Here's Why Using Your Middle Initial Makes You Look Smarter

"People's middle initials have a particular and powerful effect on how people are perceived by others," say psychologists Wijnand A.P. Van Tilburg of the University of Southampton and Eric R. Igou of the University of Limerick.<p>"The display of middle initials increases the perceived social status of …

6 Books That Will Change The Way You Think For The Better

Reading what everyone else reads is good for conversation, perhaps, but it's not going to help you to think differently. And if you can't think differently, you're always going to be a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.<p>With that in mind, here are 5 books that you've (probably) never heard of …

7 Gmail Features To Make Your Life A Lot Easier

So many of us use Gmail, but we don't know about all the little nuggets hidden inside. Here are a few crucial ones to know.

7 Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could Do On Facebook

9 Misconceptions About Starting Your Own Business

Question: What is your favorite lie that you've heard about starting your own business?<p>"Not only will you not be your own boss, but more people than ever will have a critical stake in your success, including customers, vendors, and staff. If you think your boss makes unreasonable demands of you …

7 Things That Are Keeping You From Sleeping Through The Night

Many people have trouble getting to sleep or waking up in the middle of the night - here are the reasons and how to fix the problem.<p><i>Produced By Matt Johnston.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

8 Essential Tips To Make Google Search Better And Faster

Here's Why The US Is So Good At Producing Self-Made Billionaires

To determine the number of these "super entrepreneurs," the Center analyzed billionaires that have appeared on Forbes' list of richest people between 1996 and 2012.<p>With the help of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurship Barometer, an annual survey that ranks the best countries to start a business, as …

How Young People Can Get Rich Slowly

<i>At least that's the message of William Bernstein, cofounder of investment management firm Efficient Frontier Advisors, who recently published the short ebook "If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly."</i><p><i>It clearly resonates. The book, available for free on his website and for 99 cents on</i> …

5 Proven Methods To Beat Procrastination

We all struggle with procrastination - so how do we get the motivation we need to get over the hump?<p><i>Produced By Matt Johnston.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

Here's Why Not Drinking Enough Water Makes You Dumber

A glance at the studies reveals the many ways dehydration hampers our mental lives:<p>Mental calculation abilities go down.<br>• Mood swings go up.<br>• Irritability increases.<br>• Fatigue increases.<br>• Short-term and long-term memory are impaired.<p>It's all because our brain cells need water to function.<p>"Brain cells …

Wellness

20 Time-Management Lessons Everyone Should Learn In Their 20s

Montreal-based designer Étienne Garbugli has struggled with all of that. But as he's gotten older, he's learned how to manage his time and workload more effectively. Today, he's a consultant and entrepreneur, and recently published his first book, "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want."<p>Last …

Time Management

What Hiring Managers Really Want To Know When They Ask, ‘Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?’

"The purpose of asking this common interview question is to understand whether a candidate is looking for a career rather than just a job, whether their goals align with the organization's goals, and whether they have a realistic plan for their future," explains David Wishon, a senior director of …

Why Sister Cities Matter More Than You Think

The top officials of two cities in different countries may agree to establish a sister city relationship based on a particular connection or common interest. Sister cities forge mutually beneficial partnerships to share ideas and projects in cultural, business, educational and other fields.<p>So why …