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Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children: CDC

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>This newest estimate is based on the CDC's evaluation of health and educational records of all …

4 Reasons You Should Devote More Time to Self-Care

Making yourself a sacred priority is one of the smarest moves you can make<p>Women are caregivers by nature, and yet we rarely include ourselves on our kindness to-do list. But the truth is, putting ourselves second serves no one. It can lead to poor health, low productivity, and burnout. Self-care is …

Chronic Disease

6 Thoughts That Prove You Can Never Have Too Much Kindness

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Where Does Self-Confidence Come From?

Self-confidence is an integral part of the equation of personal and professional success–and it comes easier for some than for others. Refer to the FORBES Top 100 Power Women. The list runs the gamut from heads of state to a race car driver to chief executives of some of the nation’s largest …

Leadership Advice From A Farmer, Emergency Response MD, Harvard Professor And Top Healthcare CIO

Only a renaissance man can manage a fully functioning farm, practice emergency response, teach at one of the most prestigious universities in the world, and also serve as CIO of one of the top hospital in the world. Dr. John Halamka's 20-year career as CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Who Says Financial Abuse Has to Be Romantic? 10 Signs You're in a Financially-Abusive Relationship With Friends and Family

We've learned that domestic violence victims typically stay in abusive relationships for two reasons: fear and finances. And before most suffer physical abuse, they'll find themselves suffering from financial abuse without even realizing it.<p>In a romantic relationship, financial abuse might look …

Domestic Violence

Everyone Loves This Story Of How An Autistic Kid Became Best Friends With Siri

The story of the relationship is the subject of a long piece in this week's New York Times Magazine.<p>Lots of people are talking about the story on Twitter.<p>Here are some tweets collected Techmeme:<p>Steve Jobs biographer Walt Isaacson tweeted, " This is why I love the New York Times."<br>• Derek Willis wrote, …

Siri

Essential security apps for your smartphone and tablet

Hackers would love to weasel their way on to your smartphone or tablet, just like they try to do your computer. That's how they steal sensitive information like account details, passwords, important texts, intimate photos and whatever else possible.<p>Unfortunately for them, mobile gadgets are a bit …

Highly educated, unemployed and tumbling down

In the upside-down, topsy-turvy world of jobs these days, even an advanced degree can't protect some Americans from tumbling down the economic ladder.<p>The conventional wisdom that more education bears fruit in the labor market gets turned on its head when it comes to unemployment. For people with …

Let It Be: Using Mindfulness to Overcome Anxiety and Depression

<b>“Perhaps many things inside you have been transformed; perhaps somewhere, someplace deep inside your being, you have undergone important changes</b> …

Mindfulness

The Children's Project - How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children

Learn This Twitter Shortcut

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When targeting a particular audience on Twitter, it's likely that you'll stumble across a user who has created a list that's perfect for your project. Very few tools exist to help you take those lists and turn them into your own lists so …

3 Ways to Make a Killer Impression Online (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You can't ignore your web presence if you want to get noticed by potential customers, but simply being active online isn't enough.<p>According to research compiled by Reach Local, an online marketing firm, 97 percent of consumers conduct …

Get the Most Bang for Your Marketing Buck: 3 Ways

Marketing dollars are a terrible thing to waste. Here are three powerful tips for getting the most from what you spend.<p>For many companies, marketing seems like the department of magic. CEOs understand the concept of sales, and there is little confusion about operations or finance. But marketing …

3 Steps to Creating Your Branding Message

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You only have one value proposition and you want it to stick in your customers' minds. BMW is the "ultimate driving machine." Apple customers "think different." Nike's message -- "Just do it" -- is ubiquitous with the brand.<p>In my column …

How to Easily Double Your Traffic from Social Media

Many businesses are publishing content as a way to build their audiences and increase traffic to their websites. However, they may not be getting …

5 Simple Ways to Get Your Customers to Listen to You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're in business, chances are you're trying to get someone – a customer or prospective client – to do something, whether it's call you, visit your website, or try your product. But in a crowded marketplace, how do you distinguish …

How to Choose the Best Social Media Platform for Your Business

Deciding which social media platform will best serve your company's needs can be tricky. Here's an overview to help you decide.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book Tweet Naked, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy provides the critical</i> …

Get More Value Out of Social Media Brand-Chatter

It’s becoming commonplace for consumer companies to listen to what their customers are saying on social media, but the big question is: What do they do with the results? In a lot of cases, managers merely circulate them within the marketing department—after marking them with a prominent …

Advertising: Nothing More Than Feelings

FIRST, you realise it's a gorilla. The opening strains of Phil Collins's "In the Air Tonight" are playing; the beast is enraptured. As the camera pulls back, you see that he's seated at a drum kit. He flexes, raises his drumsticks, then brings them resoundingly down. Only in the final frames do you …

100 Tips & Tricks Professional Bloggers Use to Make Their Job Easier

How You Can Win at Social Media Right Now (Hint: Silly Cat Pics Don't Cut It)

Today, it takes more than a couple of cat pictures for a brand to be successful on social media. Whether on Pinterest or Vine, brands constantly need to update their tactics and strategies in online marketing to stay relevant and engage users.<p>The Webby Awards released a list of 24 brands that are …

Is Google+ Part of Your Social Media Circle?

In barely two years since its launch, Google+ has evolved into the biggest social media channel after Facebook, with 540 million active users as of …

How to effectively explain things to your customers

Explaining things to your customers is tricky. You don’t want to appear condescending, but you still have to get the information across. To help you …

The Complete Guide to Getting Started with Facebook Ads

Here is something I realized pretty quickly: Getting started with any type of online paid advertising can seem overwhelming. Yet, there are two …