Psychologists say this is the only icebreaker question you’ll ever need

Four words — so simple, yet so revealing: “Tell me about yourself.” If you have social or networking anxiety, this is the only icebreaker you’ll ever need (so you can now stop Googling “best icebreaker questions” before any big networking event). If you’re rolling your eyes and muttering, “That’s such a generic and broad icebreaker,” you’re absolutely right. Even NPR’s Terry Gross, host of the popular podcast “Fresh Air,” agrees that this seemingly simple icebreaker has a powerful impact. “Posin


Four words — so simple, yet so revealing: “Tell me about yourself.” If you have social or networking anxiety, this is the only icebreaker you’ll ever need (so you can now stop Googling “best icebreaker questions” before any big networking event). If you’re rolling your eyes and muttering, “That’s such a generic and broad icebreaker,” you’re absolutely right. Even NPR’s Terry Gross, host of the popular podcast “Fresh Air,” agrees that this seemingly simple icebreaker has a powerful impact. “Posin
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Psychologists say this is the only icebreaker question you'll ever need

Four words — so simple, yet so revealing: “Tell me about yourself.” If you have social or networking anxiety, this is the only icebreaker you’ll ever need (so you can now stop Googling “best icebreaker questions” before any big networking event).

If you’re rolling your eyes and muttering, “That’s such a generic and broad icebreaker,” you’re absolutely right. But generic and broad is actually a good thing.

Asking someone where they grew up, for example, forces them to talk about their childhood. Asking what they’re most looking forward to this weekend forces them to talk about their plans — and what if they don’t have any plans and are embarrassed to admit it? Or they might have personal things going on that they don’t feel comfortable discussing.

Even NPR’s Terry Gross, host of the popular podcast “Fresh Air,” agrees that this seemingly simple icebreaker has a powerful impact. The beauty of these four words is that “it allows you to start a conversation without the fear that you’re going to inadvertently make someone uncomfortable or self-conscious,” she said in a New York Times interview. “Posing a broad question lets people lead you to who they are.”


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Psychologists say this is the only icebreaker question you’ll ever need

Four words — so simple, yet so revealing: “Tell me about yourself.” If you have social or networking anxiety, this is the only icebreaker you’ll ever need (so you can now stop Googling “best icebreaker questions” before any big networking event). If you’re rolling your eyes and muttering, “That’s such a generic and broad icebreaker,” you’re absolutely right. Even NPR’s Terry Gross, host of the popular podcast “Fresh Air,” agrees that this seemingly simple icebreaker has a powerful impact. “Posin


Four words — so simple, yet so revealing: “Tell me about yourself.” If you have social or networking anxiety, this is the only icebreaker you’ll ever need (so you can now stop Googling “best icebreaker questions” before any big networking event). If you’re rolling your eyes and muttering, “That’s such a generic and broad icebreaker,” you’re absolutely right. Even NPR’s Terry Gross, host of the popular podcast “Fresh Air,” agrees that this seemingly simple icebreaker has a powerful impact. “Posin
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Psychologists say this is the only icebreaker question you'll ever need

Four words — so simple, yet so revealing: “Tell me about yourself.” If you have social or networking anxiety, this is the only icebreaker you’ll ever need (so you can now stop Googling “best icebreaker questions” before any big networking event).

If you’re rolling your eyes and muttering, “That’s such a generic and broad icebreaker,” you’re absolutely right. But generic and broad is actually a good thing.

Asking someone where they grew up, for example, forces them to talk about their childhood. Asking what they’re most looking forward to this weekend forces them to talk about their plans — and what if they don’t have any plans and are embarrassed to admit it? Or they might have personal things going on that they don’t feel comfortable discussing.

Even NPR’s Terry Gross, host of the popular podcast “Fresh Air,” agrees that this seemingly simple icebreaker has a powerful impact. The beauty of these four words is that “it allows you to start a conversation without the fear that you’re going to inadvertently make someone uncomfortable or self-conscious,” she said in a New York Times interview. “Posing a broad question lets people lead you to who they are.”


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If you hit the $750 million Powerball jackpot, here’s your tax bill

The Powerball jackpot just won’t quit. After no one hit all winning numbers in Saturday night’s drawing, the top prize has jumped to a whopping $750 million. Yet the top marginal tax rate of 37 percent means you’d owe a lot more at tax time. “The big impact on winnings is taxes,” said certified financial planner Dan Routh, a wealth advisor at Exencial Wealth Advisors in Oklahoma City. “If you win, just realize how big the tax bill can be and make sure you’re ready to handle it.”


The Powerball jackpot just won’t quit. After no one hit all winning numbers in Saturday night’s drawing, the top prize has jumped to a whopping $750 million. Yet the top marginal tax rate of 37 percent means you’d owe a lot more at tax time. “The big impact on winnings is taxes,” said certified financial planner Dan Routh, a wealth advisor at Exencial Wealth Advisors in Oklahoma City. “If you win, just realize how big the tax bill can be and make sure you’re ready to handle it.”
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If you hit the $750 million Powerball jackpot, here's your tax bill

The Powerball jackpot just won’t quit.

After no one hit all winning numbers in Saturday night’s drawing, the top prize has jumped to a whopping $750 million. And while players daydream about what they’d do with such a windfall, they should remember they wouldn’t really end up with the advertised amount.

Whether you take the prize as an annuity spread out over three decades or as an immediate, reduced lump sum, 24 percent of your win is withheld for federal taxes. Yet the top marginal tax rate of 37 percent means you’d owe a lot more at tax time. And state taxes typically are due as well.

“The big impact on winnings is taxes,” said certified financial planner Dan Routh, a wealth advisor at Exencial Wealth Advisors in Oklahoma City. “If you win, just realize how big the tax bill can be and make sure you’re ready to handle it.”


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Reasons why you may want to rethink investing in the Uber, Lyft, Pinterest IPOs

For multiple companies, it’s the moment they’ve been waiting for: The window has opened for them to go public. You’ve probably heard the names, including Levi Strauss, which made its public market debut this week. Ride-sharing businesses Lyft and Uber, among other companies, are also teed up to go public in the coming months. But if you’re thinking you want to invest in these stocks, experts generally have one word of advice: Wait. “It doesn’t do any good to own something when you’re losing mone


For multiple companies, it’s the moment they’ve been waiting for: The window has opened for them to go public. You’ve probably heard the names, including Levi Strauss, which made its public market debut this week. Ride-sharing businesses Lyft and Uber, among other companies, are also teed up to go public in the coming months. But if you’re thinking you want to invest in these stocks, experts generally have one word of advice: Wait. “It doesn’t do any good to own something when you’re losing mone
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Reasons why you may want to rethink investing in the Uber, Lyft, Pinterest IPOs

For multiple companies, it’s the moment they’ve been waiting for: The window has opened for them to go public.

You’ve probably heard the names, including Levi Strauss, which made its public market debut this week. Ride-sharing businesses Lyft and Uber, among other companies, are also teed up to go public in the coming months.

But if you’re thinking you want to invest in these stocks, experts generally have one word of advice: Wait.

“IPOs aren’t just about, ‘Oh, I want to invest in the things I know,'” said Kathleen Smith, principal and manager of IPO ETFs at Renaissance Capital. “It’s about, ‘How do I make money investing in these?”

“It doesn’t do any good to own something when you’re losing money in it.”

In today’s market, chances are that buying in on a newly public stock could be a losing proposition. Financial experts say there are several reasons why.


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CEO who hired for Microsoft, Amazon: 3 most in-demand skills for A.I.

And while there’s less demand for basic cognitive, physical and manual skills, the job market is still absolutely electric. But the growing competition for top talent has been choking HR departments — especially for those in tech. My managerial roles at Amazon and Microsoft have largely shaped the way we screen candidates at Outreach, the sales engagement platform I founded in 2014. What’s important to note is that many companies — especially large ones like Microsoft, Amazon and Google — all ha


And while there’s less demand for basic cognitive, physical and manual skills, the job market is still absolutely electric. But the growing competition for top talent has been choking HR departments — especially for those in tech. My managerial roles at Amazon and Microsoft have largely shaped the way we screen candidates at Outreach, the sales engagement platform I founded in 2014. What’s important to note is that many companies — especially large ones like Microsoft, Amazon and Google — all ha
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CEO who hired for Microsoft, Amazon: 3 most in-demand skills for A.I.

The rise of artificial intelligence is rapidly changing the workplace. And while there’s less demand for basic cognitive, physical and manual skills, the job market is still absolutely electric.

But the growing competition for top talent has been choking HR departments — especially for those in tech. My managerial roles at Amazon and Microsoft have largely shaped the way we screen candidates at Outreach, the sales engagement platform I founded in 2014.

What’s important to note is that many companies — especially large ones like Microsoft, Amazon and Google — all have one thing in common: We utilize A.I., machine-learning and data science to enhance our products, so hiring people with the right skills to fill those gaps is a huge priority. The real struggle, however, is being able to successfully separate the wheat from the chaff.

According to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, the three most in-demand skills by 2030 will be:

Social and emotional skills Higher cognitive skills Technological skills

If you’re looking to fill a role at a large tech company, here are the types of interview questions employers ask to determine whether you have the right skills:


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3 questions to ask immediately after you’re denied a pay raise

Have you spent the past few weeks, or maybe even months, building up the courage to ask for a much-deserved raise, only to have your request denied? In a survey of more 7,000 employers conducted by compensation site PayScale, a majority of companies said that they aren’t planning to provide a meaningful pay increase to their staff this year. In fact, nearly 70 percent said they plan to provide pay increases of 3 percent or less to some of their employees. “I think ‘no’ should be an opening to as


Have you spent the past few weeks, or maybe even months, building up the courage to ask for a much-deserved raise, only to have your request denied? In a survey of more 7,000 employers conducted by compensation site PayScale, a majority of companies said that they aren’t planning to provide a meaningful pay increase to their staff this year. In fact, nearly 70 percent said they plan to provide pay increases of 3 percent or less to some of their employees. “I think ‘no’ should be an opening to as
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3 questions to ask immediately after you're denied a pay raise

Have you spent the past few weeks, or maybe even months, building up the courage to ask for a much-deserved raise, only to have your request denied?

You’re probably not alone. In a survey of more 7,000 employers conducted by compensation site PayScale, a majority of companies said that they aren’t planning to provide a meaningful pay increase to their staff this year. In fact, nearly 70 percent said they plan to provide pay increases of 3 percent or less to some of their employees.

Lydia Frank, vice president of content strategy at PayScale, tells CNBC Make It that her advice for anyone who has been denied a raise is to “not take ‘no’ as the end of a conversation.”

“I think ‘no’ should be an opening to ask questions.”

Frank shares three questions you should ask immediately after being denied a pay increase:


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Suze Orman: If you get a tax refund, you’re ‘making one of the biggest mistakes out there’

As tax season continues, many Americans look forward to a hefty refund. But Suze Orman, financial expert and the best-selling author of “Women and Money,” says getting that check from the government shouldn’t be a reason to rejoice. “If you’re getting a tax refund, you are making one of the biggest mistakes out there,” she tells CNBC Make It. Here’s why: If you typically receive a substantial refund, it means that more taxes are taken out of your paychecks than you actually owe. “You have money


As tax season continues, many Americans look forward to a hefty refund. But Suze Orman, financial expert and the best-selling author of “Women and Money,” says getting that check from the government shouldn’t be a reason to rejoice. “If you’re getting a tax refund, you are making one of the biggest mistakes out there,” she tells CNBC Make It. Here’s why: If you typically receive a substantial refund, it means that more taxes are taken out of your paychecks than you actually owe. “You have money
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Suze Orman: If you get a tax refund, you're 'making one of the biggest mistakes out there'

As tax season continues, many Americans look forward to a hefty refund. But Suze Orman, financial expert and the best-selling author of “Women and Money,” says getting that check from the government shouldn’t be a reason to rejoice.

“If you’re getting a tax refund, you are making one of the biggest mistakes out there,” she tells CNBC Make It.

That’s because a refund is an indication that you’ve basically given the government an interest-free loan.

Here’s why: If you typically receive a substantial refund, it means that more taxes are taken out of your paychecks than you actually owe. The government uses that money throughout the year and then, when you file your taxes in April, it pays you back the extra amount you contributed.

If you adjust the amount that’s withheld from your income so less is taken out, you’ll get a smaller refund, or no refund at all, but you’ll see more money in each paycheck.

Though getting a refund may feel like a windfall — the average one is around $2,600 — Orman argues that you could put that money could to better use throughout the year. After all, “it’s not as if the government pays you interest on that money,” she says. “You have money that they are holding for you just to get a refund, when you could be getting that extra $100 or $200 a month.”


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Suze Orman: This is one of the biggest mistakes people make on their taxes

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Game Servers Done Right

Meet NodePanel 2:Better game server hosting, built with gamers in mind. We’ve created a unique control panel that provides you with real-time access to your servers. It doesn’t matter if you’re a hardcore gamer, parent, or just getting into gaming; NodePanel is easy to use.


Meet NodePanel 2:Better game server hosting, built with gamers in mind. We’ve created a unique control panel that provides you with real-time access to your servers. It doesn’t matter if you’re a hardcore gamer, parent, or just getting into gaming; NodePanel is easy to use.
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Meet NodePanel 2:

Better game server hosting, built with gamers in mind.

We’ve created a unique control panel that provides you with real-time access to your servers. It doesn’t matter if you’re a hardcore gamer, parent, or just getting into gaming; NodePanel is easy to use.


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This is the No. 1 reason Americans file for bankruptcy—here’s how to make sure you’re in good shape

Even with health insurance, more and more individuals are finding that they cannot afford their medical bills. The data showed that an estimated 530,000 families turn to bankruptcy each year because of high medical bills. (Other reasons behind bankruptcy included high mortgages or foreclosure, spending or living beyond one’s means, student loans and divorce.) If you’re drowning in medical bills, the important thing here is to know that you have options. Here are some helpful tips to help you cop


Even with health insurance, more and more individuals are finding that they cannot afford their medical bills. The data showed that an estimated 530,000 families turn to bankruptcy each year because of high medical bills. (Other reasons behind bankruptcy included high mortgages or foreclosure, spending or living beyond one’s means, student loans and divorce.) If you’re drowning in medical bills, the important thing here is to know that you have options. Here are some helpful tips to help you cop
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This is the No. 1 reason Americans file for bankruptcy—here's how to make sure you're in good shape

Even with health insurance, more and more individuals are finding that they cannot afford their medical bills.

A recent study published as an editorial in the American Journal of Public Health found that 66.5 percent of all bankruptcies filed by Americans were tied to medical issues (due to high costs or time out of work). The data showed that an estimated 530,000 families turn to bankruptcy each year because of high medical bills.

(Other reasons behind bankruptcy included high mortgages or foreclosure, spending or living beyond one’s means, student loans and divorce.)

“Despite gains in coverage and access to care from the Affordable Care Act, our findings suggest that it did not change the proportion of bankruptcies with medical causes,” the authors wrote.

Even worse, 57 percent of American adults say they’ve been surprised by a medical bill they thought would be covered by insurance, according to a survey from the research group NORC at the University of Chicago. This leaves many scrambling to find a way to pay their bills — on top essential expenses like mortgage, food and utility costs.

Unfortunately, those who can’t pay off debt fast enough eventually have their bills turned over to a collection agency, which is bad news for their credit score. If you’re drowning in medical bills, the important thing here is to know that you have options. Here are some helpful tips to help you cope with high medical bills:


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