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11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

A big Dutch bank is replacing 5,800 people with machines, at a cost of $2 billion

European banks are desperately trying to find ways to save money in these straitened times. ING, a major Dutch lender, announced this week that it plans to save €900 million ($1 billion) a year by cutting 5,800 jobs as part of a “digital transformation.” A further 1,200 employees will have their …

How to move to Canada and become a Canadian citizen

But to actually become a Canadian citizen, you'll first need to go through several steps, like living in the country for at least six years, staying on your best behavior, and knowing a thing or two about the country you'll soon call home.<p>For those who actually want to head up north, here's how you …

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The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

We're getting a glimpse of the real Uber — and it's a big surprise

During the past six weeks though, Uber's dominance has started to show cracks. The company ceded the fight in China after blowing through billions of dollars. It lost $1.2 billion in six months — almost as much Amazon lost in its worst year ever. And its investors continue to apply pressure for it …

Will International Business Machines Corp. Raise Its Dividend in 2017?

Image source: IBM.<p>IT giant <b>International Business Machines</b> (NYSE: IBM) has paid investors uninterrupted quarterly dividends since 1916, and it has increased that dividend for 21 years in a row. The latest dividend hike, which was in April of this year, boosted the quarterly payment to $1.40 per …

15 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent (Without Even Realizing It)

How many of these describe you?<p>It's all too easy to lose control of our emotions.<p>That's why emotional intelligence (known as EI or EQ) is so important. The ability to identify emotions (in yourself and others), to understand their powerful effect, and to use that information to guide thinking and …