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Your name has remarkable power over the path of your life

I was at a party for Bastille Day in Paris a few years back, and we were leaning over the balcony to watch the fireworks. A cute French girl sat next to me, but after a few flirty glances the moment was entirely ruined with the most basic of interactions: “What’s your name?” she asked in French. …

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8 things you need to know about Social Security

Imagine that you’re about to accept a new job, and it’s time to talk salary. You sit down with your boss, who begins as follows:<p>“Actually, our …

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Every retirement saver must pass this test - Encore - MarketWatch

For some people, finding the discipline to budget and save for retirement is the hardest part of amassing a nest egg. But for others, the challenge …

Top 10 Ways to Get People to Read and Respond to Your Emails

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Email is the most frequently used communication tool in business today. It’s easy, fast and you can communicate with others while on the go. Less intrusive than a phone call or a text message, it allows for convenient …

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5 Signs You're Not Leadership Material

To Sylvia Ann Hewlett, that signaling is a matter of "Executive Presence," which is the title of her new book. Hewlett says executive presence is a matter of "communicating that you have what it takes."<p>It's that <i>it</i> quality that draws people — and job offers, promotions, and opportunities — toward …

1 Question All Successful People Can Answer Immediately

Ask yourself this. You may just focus your direction.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>If starting multiple businesses people love is any measure of success for a serial entrepreneur, Tina Roth Eisenberg has got it …

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Firstborn Daughters Are The Most Ambitious Children, Research Finds

Each is a firstborn daughter.<p>That pattern of ambition and birth order is validated in a new British study, which found that firstborn daughters are the most likely to achieve academic success.<p>Feifei Bu at the University of Essex investigated 3,552 people organized into 1,503 sibling groups from the …

15 Ways To Slowly Destroy Your Career

Bad habits, such as giving curt responses to emails or keeping to yourself all day, could be hurting your reputation — whether you realize it or not.<p>Here are 15 bad behaviors that will slowly erode your credibility and cost you in the end.<p>Every workplace operates under its own set of social …

3 Reasons Companies Should Abolish Employee Performance Reviews Now

Have you ever wondered about the silent conversation that takes place in the mind of the employee who receives a traditional annual performance review?<p>Most of us learned early in our careers that if we wanted to remain on a team, as we sat across the table from our boss during a review, we needed …

Yes, You Can Make Meetings More Productive

High human capital productivity — one key to great financial results — requires hiring the right people, teaming them effectively, and eliminating organizational barriers to high performance. It also requires paying close attention to how people in the organization interact. At many companies, …

5 Reasons to Open a PO Box Address

Using a PO box address is both convenient and cost-effective.<p>A post office box is a numbered box inside a post office building where you can opt to …

11 Things You Should Never Say At Work

Saying these phrases will undermine your authority and professionalism.<p>What you say matters. Whether you're voicing an idea during a meeting or making an offhand comment at lunch, everything you say adds to your overall character.<p>In the new book "Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit …

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How Obama's Executive Order Helps Student Borrowers -- And Where It Falls Short

Continuing the “year of action” he set forth in his State of the Union, President Obama signed a presidential memorandum and issued his support for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s student loan refinancing bill on Monday, in an effort to help some of the nearly 40 million people with outstanding student …

10 Real Estate Investing Tips from a Successful Investor

I began investing in single family homes with a good friend and business partner about 4 years ago. In that time, we’ve purchases and remodeled 5 …

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