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Time-Management Tips From 8 Self-Made Billionaires

There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Here's how the most successful people on the planet make the most of them.<p>When I first heard about Kevin Kruse's new book <i>15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management</i>, I was intrigued. In it, he interviews seven billionaires, 13 Olympic athletes, and 239 …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

If You Want A Good ACT Score, It Really, Really Helps To Be Rich

A new report out from the ACT outlines the numbers of students who reached college readiness benchmarks in 2013. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the report found that low-income students, on the whole, performed worse on the ACT than their wealthier peers last year. However, when the results are broken …

The Three Biggest Differences Between Being Busy And Being Productive

Here’s how to figure out if you’re super productive or just needlessly busy.<p>You’re running around with a to-do list a mile long, crossing off item after item. You’re feeling super productive. But are you really being productive, or are you just being busy?<p>Read more >><p>Barbara Hemphill, founder of …

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Why every aspect of your business is about to change

Cars bursting into flames are never a good thing. So when a Tesla Model S ran over a metal object in Kent, Wash., in October 2013 and burst into …

13 Tricks That Can Help You Save Money at Target

If you're not clued-in to these insider tips, you're leaving cash on the table.<p>If you're often hypnotized by a red bull's-eye as you drive down the highway, no shade — you're just one of the many people who find themselves at Target more often then they'd like to admit. But before the next time you …

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Nike reveals functioning self-lacing sneakers from Back to the Future

Everyone from automakers to Stanford researchers have piled on the publicity bonanza that is, or was, <i>Back to the Future</i> Day. But true fanatics of the …

Will the Snowpack Be Back?

It was mid-January 2015. And Carson Guy, an enthusiastic Alpine skier who’s usually on the slopes between 50 and 100 days each year, was headed to …

Small Business Media Plan: What Else Do You Need Beyond Social Media?

You have a Facebook business page, a Twitter account, an Instagram account, a LinkedIn account, and a Pinterest account for you business. You feed …

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Guidelines For Better Client Feedback on Web Design

Designers who succeed in presenting their designs successfully do two things better than other designers. <b>First</b>, they understand that their clients …

Can we afford the super rich?

<i>Max Lawson, Oxfam’s Head of Global Campaigns and Public Policy, unpacks the political implications of the recent Credit Suisse report on global</i> …

12 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time

When we put together these lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, 10 is typically as high as we go. Today, however, there are so many …

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7 Things Every CEO And Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Content Marketing

Content marketing is more than just another buzzword. It’s not simply another word for blogging or social media, and it’s not a strategy that should be approached halfheartedly.<p>In actual fact, content marketing is one of the most powerful and effective strategies you can use for growing your …

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Why investors reject pitches: It’s not always about the market and your product

Naturally, when an investor is considering taking a stake in a fledgling company, the question somewhere near the top of the pile is how much money does the business need and what is the expected return?<p>That’s not the end of the story though. Sure, you can worry about burn rate, user numbers and …

How to Deal With a Failure at Work

The problem with most business books is they present a formula for problems that ultimately have no formula. You’re reading something with no …

Ferrari flotation: scammers join the party in renewed bid to fleece investors

Bogus firms are taking advantage of yesterdays flotation of Ferrari shares to renew their attempts to part savers from their money<p>A scam in which fraudsters tricked savers into investing in nonexistent shares in Ferrari earlier this year returned with a vengeance this week as the real shares went …

Why Success Requires Much More Than Natural Talent

When you go on the internet or turn on the television to witness high-achievers changing the world, earning millions or billions, breaking …

Goodbye Middle Class: 51% Of All American Workers Make Less Than $30,000 A Year

<i>Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,</i><b>We just got more evidence that the middle class in America is dying.</b> According to …

So you're a startup CEO, what do you do all day?

Chief Executive Officer? Chief Visionary? Chief Cheerleader? Chief Salesman? Chief Funding Officer? Chief Communications Officer? Chief Team Builder? Chief Lightbulb Changer? Chief Coffee Maker? Yup, all of these titles apply to the role of a startup CEO.<p>It is perhaps one of the hardest jobs to do …

One of Microsoft's best friends just hit the gas pedal on its already huge growth

Xamarin, a fast-growing mobile app development startup that's got a close partnership with Microsoft, has snapped up tiny startup RoboVM in a little …

16 quick small business marketing tips from the experts

Need to give your small business marketing a boost? Read 16 quick marketing tips from the experts.<p>We love a quick business tip – a few words of …

4 must-have skills for leaders to manage change

To survive and thrive, every organization—from for-profit to non-profit to governmental—has to know how to navigate change. But sadly, 75% of change …

How to pay for school when the bank of mom and dad closes

Lisa Howey-Louter owed $40,000 when she graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in early childhood education in 2007. Eight years later, at 33 years old, she still owes $32,000 in combined provincial and federal student loans.<p>After working for two years, and making the $400 monthly payments …

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Wall Street's brightest minds reveal the most important charts in the world

As many of the charts in our latest collection from some of Wall Street's top strategists show, questions right now center on what the future holds for the US economy, for emerging markets, and the Federal Reserve.<p>The last time we ran this feature back in February, the world looked different. The …

Three Habits Of Motivational Leaders

Here’s what it takes to earn the real commitment of your team.<p>Everyone should know a thing or two about how to inspire and motivate others–even non-leaders. It’s an important skill that helps us not only take on leadership challenges but engage better with new people, build new relationships, and …

HTC: We didn’t copy the iPhone, Apple copied us

HTC has been getting a lot of stick for its brand new One A9, which looks just like another iPhone clone. But the Taiwanese company insists that the …