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The Life Insurance Policy That Is a Ticking Time Bomb!

There is an insurance product on the market that is touted by many financial advisors as the “holy grail” of all financial products. It is called …

Inspiring Mobile Education Apps

There are more than 250,000 teachers who use TED educational tools to spark student curiosity and explore presentation literacy skills. Here are some …

Why You Should Start Skipping Breakfast

"Intermittent fasting" burns fat and makes you healthier—really.<p>Put down the bagel and read this carefully: Skipping breakfast could help you unlock incredible health benefits and live longer. Yes, I'm encouraging you to shatter several dietary rules—never skip meals; eat every two to three hours; …

Also barred by Trump's executive order: These heavily vetted kids from Central America

President Trump's executive order on immigration has halted a government program that allows Central American children to seek refugee status in the United States.<p>More than 11,000 people have applied for the program since 2014, when former<p>President Obamalaunched it in an attempt to dissuade Central …

New video shows Planned Parenthood staffers saying they only do ultrasounds for abortions

The pro-life group Live Action released two new investigative videos Tuesday that depict Planned Parenthood staffers saying that their clinics only offer ultrasounds to women seeking abortions — not women seeking prenatal care.<p>The first video shows clinic workers telling undercover investigators …

Here's the 20-step vetting process refugees must follow to enter the US

A report from the New York Times found that even before Trump's proposed travel ban, refugees looking to enter the United States must submit to a 20-step process. There are also additional steps in the process for individuals from certain countries.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter

Trump administration signals that some bans on U.S. entry could be extended indefinitely

The Trump administration signaled Tuesday that some of the temporary bans on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries are likely to be extended indefinitely and elevated a deportations official to run the nation's top immigration enforcement agency as it pushed further to dramatically …

EACH Woman Act would lift restrictive abortion coverage bans

New legislation introduced to Congress today could lead to a huge victory for reproductive rights advocates—and the millions of women covered by …

Health Care

The Indian government has delivered a piercing criticism of rating firms like Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s

India’s criticism of global credit rating firms is getting louder.<p>The government’s longstanding grievance over not getting a credit-rating upgrade was reiterated Jan. 31 by the country’s chief economic advisor, Arvind Subramanian. Ratings firms have “inconsistent and poor standards,” Subramanian …

5 Bad Marketing Habits To Kick In 2017

Insanity has been defined as<b>"</b>doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results<b>.”</b> I guess that means we marketers can act a bit …

Jerry Falwell Jr. Asked to Lead Trump Higher Education Task Force

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., one of the nation's most prominent evangelical Christian leaders, has been asked to head a White House task force on reforming the U.S. higher education system, the Virginia college told NBC News on Tuesday night.<p>Len Stevens, the university's chief …

Donald Trump

When mental health experts look at Trump from afar they see anger, narcissism, and compulsive behavior

There it was again: During his first week in office, even as he unveiled policies affecting momentous issues from women's health and war refugees to oil pipelines and immigration, President Trump seemed fixated on … less portentous topics.<p>He tweeted his scorn for the anti-Trump women's marches in …

5 free online classes to improve your financial literacy

Education has become a personal finance issue of late, with countless Millennials deep in student loan debt. But thanks to massively open online courses (MOOCs), you can learn—whether about money or music or marketing—for free.<p>Sometimes there is a fee for graded coursework, but you can still access …

Personal Finance

Meanwhile, in Obamacare: Republican disarray follows Trump’s first order

Donald Trump has been in office for just a week, but Republican attempts to rip up and reassemble the American healthcare system have subsided into disagreement, backtracking and public outrage.<p>Here's how Obamacare covered Americans with pre-existing conditions. What happens next?<p>Read more<p>At a GOP …

Health Care

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity when you run your own business

Time is a precious commodity, especially when you're a small business owner and it feels like there are always a million things to do.<p>"Most small business owners don't build time into their workdays for things that are not just run, run, run for the business," Laura Vanderkam, time-management …

Trump’s “Muslim ban” is a huge gift to ISIS

ISIS says the US is at war with Islam. Trump just helped them make their case.<p>ISIS has been trying for years to convince Muslims around the world that the West — and especially the United States — is at war with Islam. President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration will make it much …

Trumponomics is Reaganomics on steroids: Paul Krugman reveals Trump’s dangerous idiocy on trade

The New York Times columnist also predicts who will be the real losers<p>A week into the Trump administration and things are going swimmingly with a brewing trade war with Mexico and a terrifying window into Donald Trump's deranged psychology. Trump is already backtracking on campaign promises to …

Trump defends executive order concerning extreme vetting

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump insisted Sunday his travel ban on certain Muslim-majority nations would protect the United States from terrorists, after a weekend of outrage and confusion over the move.<p>In an afternoon statement, Trump wrote the country would continue showing "compassion …

For Some, the Affordable Care Act Is a Lifesaver. For Others, a Burden.

After President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans have been left wondering about the future of their health care. We asked readers to tell us how they would be affected if the law were repealed. These are some of …

The Legal Battle Over Trump's Muslim Immigration Order

Despite a flurry of court injunctions, the status of specific provisions remained unclear on Sunday.<p>Federal judges in four states issued orders over the weekend temporarily forbidding the removal of some individuals who had been targeted by President Trump’s executive order on refugees and …

Immigration

Trump Is Doing What He Said He’d Do

Is that what his voters wanted?<p>It’s up against some stiff competition, but there’s a runaway front-runner in the “wrongest idea of 2016” derby. It’s …

How to attract top recruiting talent

Lem Diaz Contributor<p>Lem Diaz is a recruiting partner at GV.<p>I’ve advised recruiting operations at close to 300 startups, ranging from a five-person team at Scalyr to a several-hundred-person team at Gusto. Most startups share a common theme: Technical recruiting is often a top business priority — …

Your New Habits Will Stick With These 5 Killer Strategies

Information overload is a creature that has been growing on the Internet’s back since its beginnings. The bigger the Internet gets, the more …

Productivity

Where Did Your Pitch Go Wrong? Experienced Entrepreneurs Share Their Mistakes | Inc.com

Amy Errett is CEO and Founder of Madison Reed, a startup revolutionizing every aspect of the home hair care experience. Amy founded Madison Reed with years of business and operating expertise as a leading entrepreneur, senior executive, venture capitalist and social-mission visionary, under her …

Entrepreneurship

Celebrities are pouring money into the ACLU after Trump's immigration ban

The ACLU successfully argued for a halt to deportations across the United States on Saturday after an executive order issued by President Donald …

Immigration

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Heart Attack - Symptoms, Prevention, and More

A heart attack (or myocardial infarction) is a very serious condition in which a portion of the heart muscle dies, usually because its blood supply …

AMP launches its second life insurance remediation in three years

It is unfortunate for AMP chief executive Craig Meller that his revelation of escalating losses in AMP's life insurance business came on the same day …

5 Tips to Getting the Most Out of Medicare During Open Enrollment

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Medicare open enrollment is in full swing, and if you're trying to figure out how to make the most of Medicare in 2017, we're here to help. While everyone's situation will be different, here are five ways that you may be able to take advantage of open enrollment to …

Why Universal Life Insurance is a Bad Investment | Investopedia

This is, unfortunately, an all too common story I have heard. A new client of mine told me that his father bought a $500,000 universal life insurance …