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3 Greatest Questions You Can Ask Yourself to Unlock Your Happiness

A young man took his artwork to the local market. He set up his booth with his paintings of a blue horse. People liked his work, but he never sold much. Each week he would go back hoping for someone to fall in love with his work. One...Show More Summary

Why Interviewing is Broken

Guest Post by Rohit Lal Interviewing is the primary method for talent acquisition, and it is also the method most prone to being underutilized or misused, leading to sub-optimal hiring decisions. There are several reasons for this, and quite a few of them are related to the process of interviewing itself. Let’s take a look [...]Show More Summary

Chicago’s Black Unemployment Rate Near Quadruple That of Whites

With 25 percent of its African-American residents jobless, Chicago has the highest black unemployment rate among the nation’s five most populous cities. Chicago’s rate is higher than Philadelphia’s 19 percent, Los Angeles’ 18 percent, Houston’s 15 percent and New York City’s 14 percent, based on 2013 U.S. Census figures. Why? Experts point to Chicago’s unique brand […]

4 Companies That Truly Support Gender Equality

Yesterday brought some bad news: Gender equality in the workplace is decades away. But there’s a silver lining: Four companies are making gender equality a priority, from their entry level positions to their upper ranks. Avon Avon CEO...Show More Summary

Gender Equality In The Workplace Is Still Pretty Far Off

Women in the workplace won’t have gender equality for a few decades. Mercer, a global consulting company, surveyed 1.7 million employees at 164 companies in 28 countries, and the statistics for women rising in the ranks are pretty sad:...Show More Summary

Simplifying, Downsizing, and Going Nomadic

Recently I decided to undergo a major lifestyle transition. In 2015 I plan to go completely nomadic. No stable home. Very few possessions. Living and working from the road. For the past several weeks, I’ve already been taking actionShow More Summary

The Secret Life of Passwords

Howard Lutnick, the chief executive of Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the world’s largest financial-services firms, still cries when he talks about it. Not long after the planes struck the twin towers, killing 658 of his co-workers and friends, including his brother, one of the first things on Lutnick’s mind was passwords. Show More Summary

Remembering Mike Nichols

If you're in any contest at all where you can win or lose, try to win. - Mike Nichols Terry Teachout remembers the great comedian/director and includes a clip of The $65 Funeral comedy skit with Elaine May.

The Price of Celebrity

At Althouse, impressions of celebrities stuck in traffic.

Let's Face It, You Get Hungry

Working on the road often means room service. Sometime, working on the road has you staying in extended stay hotels like Homewood Suites by Hilton or Staybridge by IHG. Those offer small kitchens but shopping for food isn't always convenient. Show More Summary

How Design Influences Travel Experience

The web site Future Travel Experience gives us a good look at what may be possible for our air travel, from check in to exiting the airport, exposing what we will be seeing and feeling. Much of this "experience" derives from design, which is all about setting up the "user experience" that we desire. Show More Summary

Get It Done

Get it done. Life will not end, critics won't matter, dogs won't bite, and your house will still stand. The chore's completion will simply give you a ticket to another task, perhaps a tougher challenge where you'll again use your experience and learn a few things. Any scars will make you more attractive.

Flow and Underestimation

While organizing some thoughts on the creation of a new class, my initial feeling was that there might not be enough material for such a specialized topic. As I began jotting ideas, however, pages were quickly filled with important points. Show More Summary

Is SEO Still Worth the Effort?

Since its inception, search engine optimization (SEO) has been the bane of many web masters’ existence. Just when you thought you had it mastered, the algorithm changed and you were back to square one. The newest Google update is noShow More Summary

Quote of the Day

Let us not, then, be ashamed of teaching the people. Those jealous ones who would guard their knowledge from the world have only themselves to blame if their exclusiveness and their barbarous terminology have led the world to seek in books, in lectures, and in adult education, the instruction which they themselves have failed to give. Show More Summary

Desert Island Discs

The Telegraph lists the top 20 musical artists, a few of whom I might move to a desert island to escape.

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