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7 ways spring can affect your sleep quality

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's safe to say that spring has finally sprung! The days are lighter, the breeze is warmer and we feel sleepier than ever. What gives?<p>We anticipate having boundless energy as we leave our semi-hibernative states that protected us so well from the harsh winter, but many of us fall victim to …

Extreme Sports

The New World Order

Outside of the Western world, a handful of cities are fast becoming important global business players. Some of their home countries are recognizing that power and seek to create a multi-polar world that isn't so reliant on the U.S. and Europe. These are the power cities outside of the core …

10 Questions To Ask A Financial Advisor

It’s not easy finding a financial advisor. After all, you have to trust this virtual stranger enough to reveal your financial situation – or hand your money over -- to him or her. But these steps can help you find the right fit.<p>Ask friends and family for referrals, says Minneapolis-based certified …

Financial Planning

‘For What It’s Worth’ This Is What a Diamond Mine Looks Like Compared to the Precious Stones Taken From It

Take a look at this hollowed out hole in the Earth snapped by photographer Dillon Marsh. Then look closer.<p>Can you see the tiny speck posted on a pedestal in front of the hole at Koffiefontein Mine in South Africa?<p>Koffiefontein Mine (Photo credit: Dillon Marsh)<p>That’s what 7.6 million carats of …

5 Top Entrepreneurs and Their Signature Body Language Moves

The best leaders know how to communicate without even speaking. Here's what you can learn from their habits.<p>Being a great leader isn't just about what you say. It's also about how you say it.<p>That's why successful founders are also masters of body language: Whether it's a positive gesture like …

Steve Blank On Why Most Startups Fail, And It's Got Nothing To Do With Technology

When well-known entrepreneur Steve Blank took the stage at Qualcomm’s San Diego headquarters last week, it felt a little like a rock star was in the house. The audience was chock full of current and aspiring startup founders, many of them engineers (this was Qualcomm’s stage, after all….).<p>Blank is …

Court tosses United Airlines lawsuit over a cheap ticket website

United Airlines can't sue Skiplagged for exposing a loophole in ticket prices... at least, for now. A Chicago court has tossed out United's lawsuit because the airfare website doesn't operate in that jurisdiction. The move lets site owner Aktarer Zaman breathe a little, although he may only get a …

10 Places You Wouldn't Have Gone 10 Years Ago

Of all the exciting developments that have occurred in the last decade, the new travel landscape is definitely high on the list. Certain countries have opened up to tourism, some cities have become safer for visitors and a handful of new nations have even been born. Travel destinations that are …

Obama Administration

3 factors keeping youth in church through adulthood

They’re falling away from the Church in droves, but what actually keeps youth grounded in their faith and committed to regular church fellowship?<p>One …

Here's Why Microsoft Is Suddenly Killing It Now

Remember Borg Microsoft, the bullying juggernaut that ruled the software industry with an iron fist? The Microsoft of 2015 has strayed so far from …

The Biggest Myths in Economics - Pragmatic Capitalism

This page contains a brief review of some of the bigger myths in the world of economics. I hope you find it helpful.<p><b>1)</b> <b>The government “prints …

Economics

12 Secrets Of Success For Young Entrepreneurs

<b>Young, would-be entrepreneurs should note that success in business comes from making products that customers need, and from providing quality</b> …

The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)

A while back, I was in a job interview for a different role at my present employer. The interviewer, who knew of my personal finance writing …

Job Interviews

A chance meeting that just might save a life

The University of South Carolina Beaufort baseball team completed a 13-inning win Saturday afternoon over top-seeded Northwood at the Sun Conference …

Fort Myers

Is Your Christianity Shaped by Plato or the Bible?

<i>Image by lentina_x via Flickr</i>The <i>Timaeus</i> is a work that Plato wrote that addresses the questions: “What is <i>that which always is</i> and has no becoming, …

Theology

The 8 Simple Habits of Incredible Bosses

Being a great boss is a lot of work for most people. Developing habits like these can make it easier.<p>Being a boss is hard. It doesn't always come naturally. Many who want to move up the ladder don't really consider whether they have what it takes to consistently motivate people to do good …

McDonald's is about to unveil a huge plan to save its business — here are 8 things investors need to hear

The chain is battling declining sales and traffic, a damaged public perception, and a relationship with franchisees that has hit an all-time low.<p>After six straight quarters of same-store sales declines in the US, the company is finally unveiling a new turnaround strategy.<p>The company's new CEO, …

McDonald's

4 Pitching Secrets from an Entrepreneur Whose Company Sold for $170M

According to Aaron Patzer, understanding your market is a crucial part of startup success. Without the proper market research, your brilliant startup …

Carly Fiorina Announces Her 2016 Presidential Campaign, Swipes at Hillary Clinton and ‘Professional Political Class’

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina launched her presidential campaign on Monday with shots at Hillary Clinton and the “professional political class.”<p>“Yes, I am running for president,” Fiorina said during an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” calling herself the best person for the job …

Discovering the Real Jesus (part 1 of 6): Mark vs. Matthew and Luke - The Religion of Islam

Many scholars and students of the Bible have observed how similar the gospels are to each other in the episodes they narrate and in the sayings of …

The Bond Market In 2015: Mind The (Price) Gaps

<i>By Kathleen Gaffney, CFA, Co-Director of Diversified Fixed Income</i><p>What will the bond market bring in 2015? Our outlook can be summed up in two words: …