Greg Ginn

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The Best Bad-Breath Remedies, According to Dentists

Experts weigh in on their favorite over-the-counter solutions.<p>There’s morning breath and then there’s a noxious, skunky smell that even mouthwash …

Dentistry

6 Affordable Renovations That Will Instantly Boost Your Home Value

Chances are your home is the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought. Yet if you’re like most of us, what you spent to acquire it is only the …

Home Improvement

Grilled Okra with Smoked Paprika-Shallot Dip

Recipe<p>Featured in our Backyard BBQ Guide<p>Servings: 6<p>Grilled okra is great finger food: Just dip and eat. Let the grill heat for 15 to 20 minutes to …

Pocket Timers: A Must-Have for Quality Practice Sessions

(Left) PACT Club Timer III feels the best in our hands and presents a large, unmistakable “GO” button. You can set the timer for a countdown delay or …

The Best Gas Grills

After five days of cooking burgers, barbecue, and chicken on seven top-rated grills—and weeks of researching the dozens available—we’ve decided that …

Grilled Caesar Salad

Finally, The Perfect Recipe for Grilled Artichokes

Lolinda's grilled artichokes are a must-order. They're perfectly paired with a large cut of meat at the restaurant, and, just in time for summer …

Food

Ever Heard of a Rain Porch?

In the South we make the claim that porch season extends to three seasons a year. With the additions of the almighty ceiling fan, screening, and a …

5 Unbelievable Tips for Revamping Your Home Entryway

Both the interior and exterior entryway of a home has the capacity to increase the value of a home. Focusing on the exterior space which may include …

Home Improvement

This 1 Shocking Thing Costs Employees 32 Days a Year In Lost Productivity

We're all trying to squeeze out more productivity, so it's time to put the squeeze on this surprising output drain.<p>The quest for business productivity is its own massive category, with countless companies hoping the latest, greatest productivity app will turn out to be a boon for team performance …

Apps

Modern Fuel Mechanical Pencil 2.0 Review

Andrew Sanderson, the owner and designer behind Modern Fuel, sent me a prototype of his 1.0 mechanical pencil last year to get feedback on. I liked …

What is that?

Tropical Home

Orlando, Florida<p>Situated on a small lake in Orlando, Florida, this custom residence brings open, airy living to its tropical garden site.<p>A bioclimatic design creates a cool, loft-like environment with dramatic cantilevers to provide much-needed shade and shelter from frequent thunderstorms.<p>To …

Salesforce offers CRM for very small businesses with Salesforce Essentials

Priced at $25 per user per month, Salesforce Essentials contains core CRM components like Einstein Artificial AI to help customers work smarter, and …

Pay Your Executives What They’re Really Worth

Setting executive performance targets is one of the main responsibilities of any board of directors. Unfortunately, it’s a task boards struggle with. From 2006 to 2014 nearly all of the 1,000 largest U.S. firms by market cap completely changed the metrics in their CEOs’ pay-for-performance …

Management

Fold-away bed enlarges this well-crafted van conversion (Video)

Van conversions are intriguing studies in small-space design. But even with the most careful of configurations, one often finds that the bed is the …

Small Spaces

Spending Too Much? Here's What To Do

What do you think is the most common problem people have in the process of building wealth?<p>It’s nothing complicated, like developing an investment plan or determining the most tax efficient strategies to use in retirement (although knowing what you’re doing in both of these areas is clearly …

Personal Finance

Whiteboard Session: Manage the Workload of Being a Leader

Whiteboards

Whiteboard Session: How to Get Up to Speed in Your New Leadership Role

Whiteboards

7 Reasons Salespeople Don’t Close the Deal

Pretend that you’re an experienced buyer who has met with hundreds of business-to-business salespeople. What percentage of them would you say are excellent, good, average, or poor?<p>According to a new study of more than 230 buyers, 12% of salespeople are excellent, 23% good, 38% average, and 27% poor.<p>…

B2B

Why Google's Managers Are So Wildly Successful Comes Down to These 8 Behaviors

Google found that its most successful managers consistently displayed these qualities, in order of importance.<p>Becoming a good manager is no cake walk. Nailing down behaviors that lead to high employee engagement, trust, and loyalty requires continuous development.<p>But first, companies need to figure …

google's

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

Innovation

Weighing The Week Ahead: Is The Housing Rally Over?

With soft housing data last week and higher interest rates expected, it is a good time to ask:<p><b>Is the housing rally over?</b><p>Last Week Recap<p>The big …

Replace Your Lawn With These Superior Alternatives

Earlier this week, we suggested you stop mowing your lawn. American lawn care consumes almost a third of all U.S. domestic water use and produces 4% …

Microsoft Just Announced the Perfect Small Business Laptop

The perfect small-business laptop? Yes, and it's from Microsoft. The Surface Pro has an outstanding new stylus, a useful keyboard cover, 13.5 hours of battery life, and more power.<p>This one really goes below the surface.<p>At an event in China today, Microsoft announced the new Surface Pro, which will …

Small Business

Police Product Test: TacShield Tactical Gun Belt 1.75"

TacShield is a new frontier for me. Before receiving their new Tactical Gun Belt I hadn't had any experience with their products. What have I learned …

Wilkins Pouches - High Class Ammo Carriers

Years of living in a state that does not allow the civilian ownership of silencers introduced me to the world of suppressed precision airguns. And if …

7 Life-Changing Lessons From Someone Who Lost Everything

If you woke up tomorrow without the use of your arms and legs, would you think life was fair? The answer might just surprise you.<p>Independence found, and lost.<p>When I was 19, I landed a job that would be a turning point in my life and teach me not only that life isn't fair, but that it shouldn't …

Self-improvement

Five Makeover Ideas For Your Patio Area

After the first flush of spring, many garden patios are in need of a bit of attention before the summer is in full swing. Oftentimes, the grout …

Landscaping

Is Your Boss a Narcissist? 7 Easy Steps to Survive Big Egos at Work

Never let big personalities get in the way of major opportunities<p>American culture loves narcissism. Our society values people who brag about themselves--their accomplishments, their travels, and their knowledge--because it gives people a sense of hope that they too can achieve success, and provides …

Leadership