Deb Wallbaum

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3 Great Ways to Force Yourself to Be More Grateful (and a Lot Happier)

Most of us have amazing family members, friends, and other loved ones who love us back. Learn to appreciate what a gift that is. Most of us have good …

11 Habits Of Ridiculously Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few--the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask …

4 Proven Ways to Show Yourself More Love

Whether we’re high-powered executives or stay-at-home parents, self-criticism is a tendency that many of us share. In fact we often think of …

Designer “Catifies” a Human Home into a Playful Haven for Seven Felines

For three months during the spring of 2014, Rebecca Mountain of Mountain Pet Products undertook a big “catification” project for her friends Eliza and Tiffany. The couple had just bought their first home and was also combining their two households—including seven felines and three dogs. With that …

Home Landscaping Ideas To Inspire Your Own Curbside Appeal

Create a beautiful yard with the help of others. From the back to the front, your yards need a lot of work put in for most of the year. Designing, …

10 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

3 Ways To Listen To Your Inner Voice For A Happy And Successful Life

Have you ever woken up to a voice that came from nowhere?<p>It has happened to me many times. In fact, it has gotten to a point that when I do hear it, I know enough not to complain but rather listen when it wakes me up in the middle of the night. No, I'm not crazy. I'm a believer. That's right. I've …

5 Books to Help Strengthen Your Brand

Every company, entrepreneur, small business, and even individual needs a strong brand. A brand will set your business, product, and even yourself apart from the competition, create a lasting impression with customers, and essentially help promote, market, and sell, sell, sell.<p>So before you launch …

These 10 Questions Can Foretell If You'll Be Successful In Life

Success isn’t limited to just how far you’ve climbed up the corporate ladder, but other aspects of your life, too, such as instilling a healthy …

How To Love Your Spouse, Even When You're Angry

"Tim, why can't you ever get home on time? You know I need your help with the kids, especially today, when they've been sick and I've been home with them all day."<p>From the other room, Tim rolls his eyes and thinks, <i>I can't even get into the door before she starts into me. Doesn't she realize how</i> …

5 'Soft' Skills You Need to Succeed in Business | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>When it comes to to succeeding in the workplace, a college degree isn't necessarily enough. Nor is years of experience on the job.<p>That's because the most in-demand skills that employers …

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Top 10 Green Home Improvements Plus Their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

In today’s fractured world it is next to impossible to find one thing on which everyone agrees, but Eco-friendly home improvement choices are one of …

Saving for retirement – your decade-by-decade guide

Investors could be forgiven for focusing on the effects of the EU referendum on their portfolios this week. But when it comes to the toughest investment task of all – building up a retirement fund – a much more long-term perspective is needed.<p>We all fantasise about the sunny uplands of retirement – …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

The Secret Diner Trick to Super-Fast, Super-Crispy Bacon

<i>Welcome to Epicurious' "Cook Like a Diner" series, where we obsess about our love for the simple, iconic, super-crunchy pleasures of diner food—and</i> …

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Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Recipe With a Twist

Beef brisket is a meat staple in the United States, particularly in Southern states. It is usually cooked in one of two ways: either by braising—a …

6 Household Items That Double as Grilling Tools

Turn average items from around the house into indispensable grilling tools.<p>Here at <i>Food & Wine</i>, we’re always on the lookout for exciting new cooking …

Google Earth and Maps updated with higher quality satellite imagery

Google has updated both Google Earth and Google Maps with higher-quality satellite imagery using images mostly taken by NASA and the USGS's Landsat …

Four easy things to make over a campfire | The Star

Nothing’s wrong with hot dogs and s’mores when camping but if you’re able to drive up to the campsite, bring along a portable camp grill, a cast-iron …

Have the Most Productive Day EVER With These Time-Management Tips

As mothers, students, bosses, and so forth, we are always striving to hit deadlines and be on schedule. But while the list of things to do keeps growing, the number of hours we have to complete these tasks remains the same. In hopes of better navigating the busy schedules, we have carved out the …

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

A marketer’s guide to data mining

Big data can be the solution to even your most complex marketing woes.<p>Consumer behavior, revenue reports, brand awareness and social media analytics …

Do Taxes Really Cause the Rich to Move?

A new study finds that the wealthiest Americans are less mobile than lower income workers, but those who do relocate are looking for a tax cut.<p>Like its economy, America’s tax system is heavy up top—especially at the state level, where payments from the super-rich form a substantial share of …

Do Small-Business Owners Even Need a Personal Brand?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Small-business owners are an interesting lot. They are focused, certainly. And busy? Beyond a doubt. But while they have enough vision and determination to launch companies, they often neglect themselves.<p>When I bring up the idea of …

How Interior Paint Choices Affect Your Home's Property Value

When trying to sell a house or apartment, it takes more than a great location to seal the deal. Aesthetics matter, and even though it's just a …

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The Surprising Way Amazon and Google Make It Harder for Your Startup to Succeed | Inc.com

Originally published by <b>Sramana Mitra</b> on LinkedIn: Entrepreneurs - Beware Of The Twilight Zone Of VC-Funded Startups<p>The <i>MIT Technology Review</i> just published an article titled Why Startups Are Struggling where it looks for answers to the question:<p>Even amid the venture capital boom of the past few …

5 Key Tips for Teaching Board Games

You’ve gotten that new game and brought it home. There it sits, in its pretty cellophane, just waiting to be played. When the time comes to put …

Google Keep now automatically organizes your notes by topic

And they're searchable<p>Google Keep, the company's note-taking and to-do list mobile app, is getting much smarter today with a new organizational feature. Now, Google Keep will categorize your notes by topic — like food, books, and quotes — and allow you to search for those musings later by keyword. …