Working on a joint project with a less-than-competent colleague can lead to less-than-stellar results. In order to avoid sharing in the blame where you weren't in charge, the Harvard Business Blog suggests making sure to distinguish your contributions from theirs.
The bum economy has been torture on retirement savings, and even folks who thought they'd saved well for retirement are considering going back to work rather than withdrawing funds in a down market. Finance web site Kiplinger suggests an alternative.
If you've got kids, rowdy roommates, or find you're just spill-prone, odds are your furniture sees some serious wear and tear. Personal finance weblog Wise Bread suggests getting more mileage out of your indoor furniture by buying outdoor pieces.
Earlier this year, we highlighted the then closed-beta Pandora-inspired movie recommendation web site Jinni. Now the service is open for anyone looking for a good flick to fit their mood.
Part of creating a copacetic work environment is learning to work well with colleagues. The real secret, according to BusinessWeek, is to ditch your expectations and accept that some people live by a very different set of rules.
Distinguishing among credit card offers can be a harrowing experience, which is where Consumer Reports' handy chart detailing various no-fee cards worth signing up for comes in handy.
Don't have the money to shell out for a new HDTV? No problem. A new study says that simply shifting your expectations concerning picture quality can help enhance your viewing experience—if self-deception is something you can accomplish easily enough.
In a bear economy, frugality is key. Part of this waste not, want not mentality is learning or reminding yourself not to purchase extraneous items. The "meat and potatoes" rule can serve as a useful reminder.
Google is reportedly experimenting with a new fading homepage design in an effort to create a cleaner, simpler interface.
It's one thing to successfully navigate through the minefield of standard interview questions, but what if a prospective employer intentionally or inadvertently tosses an out-of-bounds question your way. Yahoo Jobs offers three ways to handle the illegal questions.
If you're looking to lose a few pounds or concerned about your health in general, a new study has found that posted calorie counts don't promote healthier habits, and that counters who use them often consume more calories than those who don't.
A pre-work run can help energize the rest of your day. To help make sure you get the most out of yours, resist the urge to hit the snooze button before getting up.
If your morning scrambled eggs are coming up short and you happen to have an espresso machine handy, the next time you decide to cook up a batch, steam scramble your eggs for a delightfully creamy concoction.
Depending on where you live and how clean your driving record is, getting car insurance can burn a sizeable hole in your pocketbook. To help reduce the cost, try doubling (or tripling) up on other policies.
You can't judge a book by its cover. You know this if you've watched a fancy vehicle pull up to a much-less fancy-abode. The takeaway lesson? Being rich and appearing rich are two very different things.
Work and other responsibilities can leave household chores off the must-do list. Rather than holding out until visitors or calamity demand too much work, try incorporating a daily "cleaning frenzy" before the situation gets dire.
To-do lists may work for some, but for others they're an overwhelming reminder of everything yet to be done. Fed up with his to-do list, Slate's John Dickerson suggests "blow[ing] up" the to-do list and figuratively going skydiving instead.
There's a reason why resolutions go bust: Listing your goals is generally much easier than seeing them though. To that end, productivity weblog Zen Habits has created a cheatsheet for habit changing, including pinpointing habit triggers.
Whether you're a novelist or just a prolific email-er, you write every day to communicate. If you're looking to improve your writing, try incorporating the right pitch to better connect with your audience.
Windows 7 will officially be released on October 22, but PC World has already given the new operating system a side-by-side spin with Vista and concluded that it's only "marginally faster" than its older sibling.