Cindy Bello

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Don't let Amazon swallow your small business

If you ask most small businesses, “What’s the biggest threat to your business?” they’re likely to say “Amazon.” This is especially true for brick-and-mortar retailers, but Amazon is disrupting just about every industry. If your small business isn’t yet threatened by Amazon, it will be.<p>Now, Amazon …

eCommerce

Banking in a rising-rate environment

While everyone is going about their busy lives, here at the credit union we are hyper-aware of the rising rate environment we’re currently in. What …

Personal Finance

'I'm sad that I didn't have sex until I was 37'

<b>While the average person loses their virginity in their late teens, this is not true for everyone. "Joseph", who is 60 and a widower, found it was a source of great shame and frustration. Here he shares his story.</b><p>I remained a virgin until my late 30s. I have no idea how unusual that is but I …

Relationships

4 CRM Hacks Every Entrepreneur Should Be Using

These hacks will help any entrepreneur improve customer service.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brands depend on personal relationships to turn leads into customers and to deliver a great customer experience. And for budding businesses, that personalization process has …

Marketing

This King Midas of Finance Says the 'Game is Rigged'

I catch Tim Chen, the 35-year-old founder and CEO of NerdWallet, on the morning after the Oscars. Did he watch? “No, I was too busy binge-watching</i> …

Personal Finance

The 7 Ways Dads Change Their Kids (For Better and Worse)

Everything you do as a father will impact your children. Here are some of the highlights.<p>Dads matter. Children of involved fathers are less likely to …

Parenting

The one ingredient you need to keep your skin plump and hydrated

Hydrating moisturizers and serums are great and all, but there’s one special ingredient you should look for if you’re trying to maximize hydration: …

Skin Care

Thousands of Facebook ads bought by Russians to fool U.S. voters released by Congress

SAN FRANCISCO — Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released thousands of Russian Facebook ads on Thursday, offering the public its first in-depth look at the troubling messages used to heighten tensions among Americans during and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election.<p>The release of …

Facebook Ads

U.S. embassy cables warned against expelling 300,000 immigrants. Trump officials did it anyway.

In the past six months, the Trump administration has moved to expel 300,000 Central Americans and Haitians living and working legally in the United States, disregarding senior U.S. diplomats who warned that mass deportations could destabilize the region and trigger a new surge of illegal …

Immigration

The 3 most important lifestyle changes to make *before* you get pregnant

There’s nothing quite like pregnancy to inspire a shake-up in a gal’s wellness routine. All at once, she’s switching to decaf, popping extra …

Pregnancy

Why one barometer of market stress has ignored rising volatility, geopolitical tensions

Is a widely followed barometer of mounting pressures in the economy and financial markets losing some credibility on Wall Street?<p>Monitored by …

Stock Markets

Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: 'Prevalence is off the charts' in Australia

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia's Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, and doctors are now calling for greater efforts to stop the spread of infections.<p>The rates of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1, infection are exceeding 40% among …

Public Health

How to Invest -- in Stocks, Bonds, Retirement Accounts, and More

Investing in stocks and bonds is easier than you might think. Here's how to get started and some investment strategies to consider.<p>If your retirement …

Investing

Opinion: If the stock market can make you rich, why are so many Americans poor?

Over the years, I have regularly addressed the psychological and emotional pitfalls that ultimately lead individual investors to poor outcomes.<p>The …

Investing

What you need to know about the 5 types of brainwaves—for better sleep, health, and focus

If I could have any superpower—aside from the ability to jeté like Misty Copeland—it’d be mind control. Not only would it be cool to telepathically …

Brainwaves

What Are Dense Breasts?

Know your girls.<p>"My doctor told me that I have dense breasts. What does that mean exactly? And should I be concerned?"<p>Answer: It's not an immediate cause for concern, but here's what you need to know:<p>What are dense breasts?<p>Our breasts are composed of three kinds of tissue: glandular (the milk …

Cancer

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Operating Systems

'If We Want To End Sexual Violence, We Need To Talk About Female Desire'

"Good sex is about more than lack of violence or fear."<p>It might seem strange to be talking about pleasure and desire when we are surrounded by stories of rape and harassment. Aren't we getting ahead of ourselves? Shouldn't we concentrate first on stopping those crimes before we ask for sex that …

How to Meal Prep 7 Days of Lunches From 1 Whole Chicken

I know that the whole world is riding the meal prep wave right now, and I get it—food is important, but people are busy; meal prep streamlines the …

5 Reasons Why We Are Wired to Respond to Visual Marketing [Infographic]

We always hear that visuals are a key component in our social media marketing strategy, but why?<p>The real reason is...science.<p>People are wired to …

Infographics

Why turning around video quickly helps brands stay relevant

Speed is the new currency.<p>We need to be quick to catch Instagram and Snapchat stories that expire in 24 hours.<p>The minute we hear of a natural …

Marketing

3 Simple Tips to Reach Customers and Get Them to Start Searching for Your Brand

Unique branding power of made-for-social video gives innovative marketers reason to look beyond Facebook's data-driven PR quagmire.<p>Slamming Facebook is all the rage right now, to the point some brands speak of abandoning it as an ad platform. Snooze... We've been dealing with naysayers for a …

Are you paying for these things that other people get free?

<b>Even if you’re the type who scours bank statements for duplicate charges and other errors, you could still be overpaying for everything from</b> …

A How-to Guide to Writing Emails That Make You Sound Smart

Don't let poorly written emails get in your way.<p><b>Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent.</b>• <b><br>I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the meaning of a sentence.</b>• <b><br>Don't get caught up in miscommunication. Master these simple tips.</b><p>As the executive …

The little-noticed tax change that could affect your return

For 2018–2025, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) eliminates write-offs for miscellaneous itemized expenses that were previously subject to the …

Personal Finance

8 Best Workouts To Target Belly Fat

When we set out to lose weight, many of us focus on getting a toned, flat stomach first. After all, it's motivating when you find yourself slipping into jeans that haven't fit you in years, and the compliments that come flying your way can help you stick to your healthy eating and exercise …

Smart methods to keep an eye on your competition

<b>[RELATED: Sharpen your skill set and integrate new best practices to revive tired PR strategies.]</b><p><b>Examine their websites.</b> That means more than just …

Kids Are Playing the 'Choking Game' to Get High. Instead, They're Dying

Erik Robinson was 12 years old in April 2010 when he accidentally strangled himself. He had just returned home from a Boy Scouts weekend retreat, …

15 Ways to Optimize Your Instagram Profile

Instagram is ideal for brands but making your profile the best it can be requires patience and lots of tweaking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2017, Instagram added an additional 100 million users to their platform and there are no signs of slowed growth in 2018. …

4 habits that helped me stop stressing about money

Standing in front of my open fridge one summer night in 2011, I considered my meal options: leftover pizza scavenged from my job working for a late-night TV show or a post-sell-by-date panini I pardoned from its dumpster fate while working at my second job as a barista. After soaking up a few …