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11 Easy Ways to Save Money on Any Budget

No matter how many coupons you clip, you could always use a little more cash. But saving money doesn’t have to mean pinching pennies. Sometimes it’s …

Personal Finance

7 Tips to Help Your Brand Win at Social Media

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having a strong social media presence is crucial for essentially every brand -- no secret there; you are already well aware of this essential need. However, the <i>wrong</i> social media approach can disengage followers, resulting in missed …

Marketing

3 Powerful Social Media Marketing Lessons

It’s that time of the year again.<p>A release of a compelling series designed for jaded audiences. And its captured a global audience of tens of …

Chest Exercises - 6 Common Mistakes - Quiet Corner

Are you trying to build a bigger chest, but are not getting the results you desire? Building a big chest requires challenging training and …

Better Buy: Wells Fargo & Company vs. JPMorgan Chase

For good reason,<b>Wells Fargo</b> and <b>JPMorgan Chase</b> are widely considered the cream of the crop when it comes to the U.S. megabanks. Investors would be hard-pressed to find two bank stocks that could match the scale, stability, and long-term performance of these two stalwarts.<p>If forced to pick one, …

Suicide rates spike for young teenagers

Dr. Petra Steinbuchel understands what it's like to be a 12-year-old grappling with suicidal feelings.<p>As medical director of mental health and child development at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Steinbuchel counsels such patients as they experience sadness, anxiety and depression. …

Mental Health

Amazon Considering Fintech Acquisitions

<i>BI Intelligence</i><p><i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>The arrival of the age of fintech is about to shake up the financial services world as we know it.<p>Traditional powerhouses are already trying to figure …

Apple Pay

Science Casts Doubt on the Power of Mindfulness | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Every time a new idea for being happy comes along, I feel uneasy.<p>Happiness is so difficult and ephemeral.<p>Humans are so fickle that they'll get everything they want and, within seven minutes, be …

Mindfulness
Psychology

3 Proven Ways to Get More Income in Retirement

Image source: 401kcalculator.org via Flickr.<p>When you're retired, making ends meet can be tough, and it's useful to have as much income as possible at your disposal. Finding new sources of income takes some effort, but making the most of the opportunities you have can go a long way toward helping …

Oh, you thought the drama was over now that Wall Street's nightmare stock filed for bankruptcy?

So story over, right? One for the books. A massive company with $11 billion in debt and an SEC investigation hanging over its head bites the dust.<p>Not exactly. SunEdison has creditors, and those creditors are going to want things. They also may want things that SunEdison doesn't want to give …

Wall Street

How Technology is About to Profoundly Change the Way We Approach Marketing

<i>This article was originally published on my personal blog at</i> <i>http://iamjoshhunt.com/how-technology-is-about-to-completely-transform-marketing/</i><i>.</i><p>A …

Augmented Reality

10 Biggest Home Decor Do's and Don'ts

While there’s a lot of leeway in decorating your home, you still want to make it look pretty and without very obvious inconsistencies and mistakes. …

Is it time to get back into oil and gas stocks?

Since topping more than $100 a barrel two years ago, the price of oil has been down — and just about out, costing both big and small investors billions across the globe.<p>But there are flickering signs that maybe the worst is over for King Crude as the price for the two dominant oil benchmarks — …

8 Behaviours That Really Are Contagious, Psych Studies Find - PsyBlog

Yawning and laughter are famously contagious but can you guess the others?<p>Here are eight behaviours that can spread like wild-fire between people.<p>1. …

Why Presidential Candidates Are Loading Up on Ads About Equal Pay and Abortion

When Donald Trump and Fox News' Megyn Kelly butted heads at the first GOP debate last August, it was the prelude to what would become a dominant …

Government

These Earth-Saving Robots Might Be The Future Recyclers

Apple's new robot, Liam, is designed to disassemble iPhones for recycling purposes.<p>Meet Liam, an Apple robot designed to take apart 1.2 million iPhones a year.<p>Mashable reporter Samantha Murphy Kelly got a first look at the robot at Apple's headquarters. It has 29 arms and it was an Apple secret for …

Sustainability

7 steps that will help you hold a great conversation

The word conversation conjures up a heartwarming image of two people. A conversation has the power to make the connection between two people, two …

Self-help

US stock market set for second-longest bull run

The US stock market is set to hit a new milestone on Thursday, surpassing the postwar boom as the second-longest sustained period of rising share …

Stock Markets

9 easy ways to simplify your life

But a recent Quora threat called "How can I make my life simpler?" suggested that life doesn't always have to be as complicated as we make it.<p>Several users provided helpful suggestions on ways to streamline our day-to-day lives. Here are nine of our favorite ideas for how you can make every day a …

Minimalism

5 Metabolic Moves to Supercharge Your Fat Loss

A resistance band and a medicine ball can significantly contribute to building a killer core, boosting your athletic performance and getting rid of …

Workouts

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

Happiness

Strength Training: Building Arm Muscles - Quiet Corner

The most famous technique for <b>building arm muscles</b> is the curl, which increases the size of the biceps. Some trainers, however, make fun of this …

8 small signs people use to judge your personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and other obvious behaviors, the research says otherwise.<p>In fact, …

Psychology

Insomnia: Understanding Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Overview<p>If you have difficulty falling or staying asleep, or your sleep is not refreshing, you may be suffering from insomnia. The condition also …

Yoga Poses to Relieve Stress and Loosen Up Your Shoulders

Fredy Soberanis<p>Dolphin at Wall<p>Place forearms on the wall parallel to one another below shoulder height, fingertips up, keeping elbows shoulder …

Yoga

8 Real Truths about Saving Money Everyone Should Know

Give up Starbucks. Stop eating out. Ditch cable. Get a cheaper phone plan. There are a million ways to save money that work. However, in our quest to add to our bottom line we sometimes forget some basic truths about money. Below are 8 that I return to time and again. They serve as a wake-up call, …

Personal Finance

Why feeling like a fraud can be a good thing

<b>If you feel inadequate or that you are likely to be "found out" at work, you're probably not alone. It's part of a phenomenon called the "impostor syndrome" and it's very common, writes journalist Oliver Burkeman.</b><p>"I have written 11 books but each time I think 'Uh-oh, they're going to find out …

Biographies

Why Successful Leaders Don't Have An Open Door Policy

What if one of the most widely revered management practices was completely wrong? Is it possible that the “open door policy” is harmful to managers and individual contributors alike?<p>Could it be that the “open door” just enables individual contributors to delegate their problems back onto management?<p>…

Leadership