Cindy Watson

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Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Get Rid of These 4 Bad Habits

Ever been tagged as someone who assumes too much? You may not like this article.<p>Think good communication matters at work? You bet. In fact, the world's most successful billionaire entrepreneurs have already declared its importance.<p>Warren Buffett recently told a graduate student earning his MBA at …

How to (Finally) Stop Taking Things So Personally, According to a Psychotherapist

Next time you're feeling hurt or angry, this is what to do.<p>"It's not personal. It's just business." How many times have you heard those words when you were smarting over a job you didn't get or a pitch that got rejected, or a professional setback or slight? And how often have you found them …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

3 Ways to Make Memorable Small Talk That Gets People Interested In Working With You

The easiest way to be intriguing is listen closely after you've asked someone to tell you about themself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>"Small talk is the biggest talk we do." ~ Susan RoAne, author/keynote speaker</i><p>Most people try to avoid small talk---the often …

Need to Mail a Check? Here's How to Do it Safely

Be Safe when Sending Checks through the Mail<p>How to Protect Your Account (Or Pay Electronically)<p>Updated March 16, 2018<p>Checks aren’t a thing of the …

The Tactics I Used to Make $4k My First Month as a Freelance Writer

When I decided that I wanted to be a full-time freelance writer, I came to the plate with seven years of experience as a marketing and business …

Avoid Loud Restaurants With the iHEARu App

Going out to lunch or dinner can be a great way to catch up with a friend unless of course, you manage to accidentally pick the loudest restaurant in …

Tour the richest zip code in America — the mysterious members-only island in Florida where millionaires pay $250,000 just to participate

Fisher Island, Florida, is as exclusive as it gets.<p>The 216-acre, man-made island sitting pretty off the coast of Miami Beach is reachable only by boat — most often yacht. It's considered America's most millionaire-dense ZIP code, but less than 20% of the island's residents permanently reside …

Real Estate

This 1 Simple Exercise Will Change How You Handle Toxic People

How to avoid the 1 mistake everyone makes in dealing with difficult people.<p>A big idea. A thirst for freedom. The desire to help others. The drive to reach your own potential. The search for a more interesting life. Entrepreneurs have so many inspiring reasons for taking the leap. But there's …

How MyHeritage found a new business in DNA

A<p>t first glance, genealogy may seem like a quiet hobby you take up in your retirement, but it’s also a big industry, with the likes of Ancestry, MyHeritage, Helix and others all vying for new users. You’d think that there isn’t much these companies can do to really differentiate themselves from …

Why a trip to Charleston should be on every traveler's itinerary

Charleston has seen a surge of visitors this year, thanks in no small part to one of the rarest of natural phenomenons: a total eclipse of the sun. Charleston was in the prime viewing path, and South Carolina officials reported the eclipse to be the biggest tourist event in the state’s history, …

Podcasts are good way to enhance your genealogy education

Podcasts are one more way that genealogists are getting the word out about their specialty.<p>“The Genealogy Guys Podcast,” by George G. Morgan and Drew …

Genealogy

Ask Amy: DNA testing reveals ‘new’ family members

By Amy Dickinson<p><i>Dear Amy: I have a situation related to DNA testing.</i><p><i>I have a half sister from an affair my father and her mother had many years ago (mid-'50s). I have known about this for several years, but I don't think she knows about it. She was raised in a highly respected family, and I'm</i> …

Siblings

Four holiday treats you can make in 30 minutes or less

4 Holiday Treats You Can Make in <30 Minutes<p>Looking for easy holiday treats to make? Make these four treats in 30 minutes or less.<p>December 10, …

This trick will save you hours of debating what to watch on Netflix

Have you ever logged into Netflix and gone through the recommended categories looking for something new to watch only to find nothing catching your eye? Despite having gone on a Disney movie binge, maybe I want to look through something other than "Feel-good Animation" or "Children & Family …

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect

Most of these are small, subtle changes in behavior, but they can have a big impact on how much other people respect you.<p>What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like …

Napa Tries to Lure Visitors Back With Hotel Deals and More

Napa Valley, Calif., has been through a lot over the last couple of months. Extensive wildfires in October left wineries decimated and hotels and restaurants temporarily closed. But things have improved.<p>“Our tourism business has taken a serious hit since the wildfires, but we’re largely back on our …

Best Cheap Wines that Taste Good

These bottles are perfect for anyone with expensive taste but an aversion to being broke.<p>It’s a fact that you can’t judge a wine by its price. At the …

8 Home-Based Business Ideas You've Likely Never Considered

Have you ever thought about working from the comfort of your own home? It probably seems like a pipe dream, but there are some home-based business …

Ladies, This Is Why You Should Upgrade Your iPhone To iOS 11 Now

With the Emergency SOS function, you can call for help without dialing or unlocking the screen.<p><i>This post was translated from Portuguese.</i>

The best Apple Watch apps

Whether you’re wearing the original Apple Watch, the Series 2, or the new Apple Watch Series 3 — which we say is the best smartwatch you can buy — …

Meet Derek Rabelo, the World’s Only Blind Professional Surfer

Derek Rabelo is not the only surfer to conquer Hawaii’s famous Pipeline big wave break, but whereas others use their sight to do it, this young …

Could the new Chase Sapphire limitation signal more devaluations?

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11 Girlfriend Getaways To Take This Winter

The weather is mild, and the getaways are charming.<p>When the cool breezes begin to blow, we know that it's time to plan a trip with our best friends. …

Mount Vernon

Where to Stay in the Florida Keys

See the Florida Keys in style.<p>The string of islands that make up the Florida Keys arc southwest from the tip of Florida, creating a coral cay …

Florida

WATCH: Why You Should Always Turn on the Air Vent Above You During a Flight

The next time you go to turn off the ventilation above your seat on an airplane — whether because you're afraid of getting sick or you're downright …

Follow these 21 Twitter accounts to get smarter about money, and learn secrets to wealth and success

You’ve heard the advice to diversify your assets if you want to build wealth. Well, the same goes for diversifying the information you consume: If …

How to Spot out True Friends in a World Full of Fake People

We face tons of responsibility in life. Study. Work. Family. In face of the stress from life, a good friend is like a refuge during a storm. However, …

Arts and Crafts movement

On the Death of Friendship

<i>Philip Lopate’s last “Full Disclosure” column appeared on May 26. For the next several weeks, we will republish our favorites from this year.</i> There …