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The best and worst way to start an e-mail

Figuring out how to start an email can be a real challenge. "Many people have strong feelings about what you do to their names and how you address them," Barbara Pachter, a business-etiquette expert, tells Business Insider. "If you offend someone in the salutation, that person may not...

What successful people ask job candidates during interviews

Many of the most successful people have gotten job interviews down to a science. They're not in the habit of wasting time with dumb or irrelevant queries. In fact, they often have one favorite go-to question they like to ask. This typically reveals everything they need to know about a job...

A 'dream job' is a myth — here's what you should pursue instead

We're told to follow our dreams, pursue our passions, and be extraordinary. But what if we haven't yet figured out what we're meant to do?  We millennials were told we can be anything we want. Unfortunately, that unlimited encouragement also can feel a lot like pressure. We...

How successful people make their to-do lists

As a working mom, I live by my to-do lists. From deadlines, appointments, and meetings to playdates, pediatrician follow-ups, and nanny pay days, nothing escapes my long-winded lists. But it’s easy to get caught up in which fancy app or system you should use for your list. Lots of (very nerdy...

Three things for optimal success

What would you say is the most powerful thing in the world? And what would you say if I told you that you already possess it? You were born with it. It was given to you freely, yet you often discount it. You take it for granted. What is it? Let me give you a hint. It weighs less than three...

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