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Relationship Advice: The No. 1 Thing 15 Relationship Experts Have Learned About Love. Relationships don’t look like they used to (and that's a good thing).

Relationship Advice: The No. 1 Thing 15 Relationship Experts Have Learned About Love

But what does it honestly take to make a modern romance work? As part of Committed, we're exploring partnerships ranging from a textbook marriage between high-school sweethearts to a gay couple creating a life together in the conservative deep South. If binge-watching Gilmore Girls, Scandal, or The Good Wife has taught us anything, it's that relationships are messy. Personal experience proves it too: From our eighth-grade romance to our most recent breakup drama, "love isn't easy" is a life lesson we know all too well.

No matter your status—single, dating, engaged, or married—relationships take work. Clinton and Colbert at the TIME 100. SecState and Comedy Central funny man among the distinguished guests.

Clinton and Colbert at the TIME 100

4 Secrets to Building a Portfolio That'll Make Everyone Want to Hire You. When it comes to proving yourself professionally, it’s important to show and tell.

4 Secrets to Building a Portfolio That'll Make Everyone Want to Hire You

After all, 90% of the info our brain processes is visual—and research shows using visual aids makes you 43% more likely to convince people to do what you want. 5 Simple Phrases That Will Get You Whatever You Want (Within Reason) Would you like to be better at getting what you want from your employees, co-workers, customers, bosses, kids, and partner or spouse?

5 Simple Phrases That Will Get You Whatever You Want (Within Reason)

Sometimes a change in wording is all you need. That advice comes from best-selling author and executive coach Wendy Capland. Over the years, she’s learned that certain words and phrases minimize what you have to say, making your requests ineffective. iFixit: The Free Repair Manual. Secrets Hiring Managers Don't Want You to Know. In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money.

Secrets Hiring Managers Don't Want You to Know

These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses. Today, an HR veteran with over 15 years of experience shares her insider’s take on what really goes down during the hiring process. Before launching my own consulting business, I earned my HR stripes working for everyone from big-name financial service companies to an equally big electronics and entertainment company. Free Event Planning Template: RACI Event Management. By Mark Walker, Eventbrite What is RACI event management?

Free Event Planning Template: RACI Event Management

For anyone unfamiliar with the term ‘RACI,’ let’s start with what that means, courtesy of Wikipedia: “A RACI matrix describes the participation by various roles in completing tasks or deliverables for a project or business process. It is especially useful in clarifying roles and responsibilities in cross-functional/departmental projects and processes.” In event management terms, this means using a RACI matrix to help project manage (typically) larger events that are organized across different teams and functions. OUR EFFORTS — ASAP. Google Search Hacks That'll Make Your Life Easier. If asked, you’d probably say you’re a pro at using Google, right?

Google Search Hacks That'll Make Your Life Easier

Save $300/year by ditching shampoo for the no poo method. Here it is, your new shower regimen.

Save $300/year by ditching shampoo for the no poo method

Photos by Emma Kaye You’ve heard this before, but it bears repeating: every time you shampoo, you’re essentially stripping your hair cuticle of its natural oils. As a result, your scalp develops a reliance, or even a physical addiction, to being shampooed. Addiction is bad. I Asked an Expert What Would Happen if I Just Stopped Paying My Student Loans. Photo of student debt via Flickr user Alan Levine.

I Asked an Expert What Would Happen if I Just Stopped Paying My Student Loans

Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading, Part 2: A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to Being a Better Leader. How to say 'cheers' in 50 languages. Photo: Star512.

How to say 'cheers' in 50 languages

Feature photo: dleithinger. The Mad Fermentationist - Homebrewing Blog. I was inspired by coaching one of my coworkers through his first batch of homebrew (an English bitter) to write up a list of the mistakes that many new homebrewers make. Several of these are things I did on early batches, while others I have tasted at homebrew at club meetings. Many of these issues stem from poor kit instructions, bad homebrew shop advice, and common sense that just doesn’t work out. 1. Using the sanitizer that comes with a beer kit.

This powdered sanitizer is slow and not especially effective. Tips on World Building for Writers — How to Make Your Imaginary World Real. 7 Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding. 20 Common Phrases Even the Smartest People Misuse. When you hear someone using grammar incorrectly, do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? There’s no doubt that words are powerful things that can leave a lasting impression on those with whom you interact. In fact, using an idiom incorrectly or screwing up your grammar is akin to walking into a meeting with messy hair. That’s according to Byron Reese, CEO of the venture-backed internet startup Knowingly. The company recently launched Correctica, a tool that scans websites looking for errors that spell checkers miss.

And the business world is no exception. Correctica recently scanned a handful of prominent websites, and you might be surprised at how many errors it found. 1. Infographic: 5 Financial To-Dos to Check Off in 5 Minutes. We all have financial goals: Pay off debt, plump up that nest egg, save for a much-needed springtime vacation ... just to name a few.

But even with a clear destination in mind, sometimes the path to achieving those goals can seem long—and, frankly, winding. So to help you on your way, we’re bringing you five motivating money shortcuts that should take only five minutes of your time to complete. What To Do If You Get Hit By A Car While Biking In NYC: Gothamist. (Matthew McNulty) He never looked at me, I saw him too late, and with a terrible crunch of my wheel into the driver’s side, I was flying over my handlebars, across his windshield and onto my face. Before I could even check to see if I was bleeding or really hurt, I sprang to my feet and flung my helmet in the driver’s direction. I was furious. He had burst out of a driveway into the bike lane on Kent Avenue and could have easily killed me.

3 Ways to Kill Fleas and Ticks on Cats. 8 Ways An Artist Can Make Money. Paige Cooperstein/Business Insider Sharon Louden (left) with a handful of contributing artists to "Living and Sustaining a Creative Life" Contemporary artist Sharon Louden graduated with her MFA from Yale in 1991 with $115,000 worth of debt. She has since settled all her student loans by selling her own art work, but it wasn't easy. Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense. Photo by Sophia. I’ve been having an insightful shuffle through Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People.

Mihaly is a seminal professor of Psychology and Management, and is the Founding Co-Director of the Quality of Life Research Center at Claremont.