Karen Haynes

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When Should Entrepreneurs Write Their Business Plans?

It pays to plan. Entrepreneurs who write business plans are more likely to succeed, according to our research, described in an earlier piece for Harvard Business Review. But while this might tempt some entrepreneurs to make writing a plan their very first task, our subsequent study shows that …

Entrepreneurship

9 Novels About Mental Health That Everyone Should Read

May is chugging along, which means school is winding down, spring is actually here, and Shavuot is just around the corner. But this cheerful, …

Mental Health

Facebook's IPO was 6 years ago today — here's how much you'd have made if you invested $1,000 back in the day

Friday is the sixth anniversary of Facebook's initial public offering, and an investor at that time would have made a nice return between then and now.<p>Facebook initially offered its stock at $38 per share on the morning of May 18, 2012, and closed trading that day just above that, at $38.23, …

Nasdaq

How To Become The Best Manager Possible

There’s a first time for everything. You may recall your first day on the job. You walked into the office, filled with nervous excitement about the challenges that awaited you. If your organization had a formal training program, it’s likely you spent those first days immersing yourself in the …

Leadership

Dos and Don'ts for Winning Child Custody

In your heart, you're committed to winning child custody. But do you know what you need to do—and not do—to make that happen?<p>How to Present Yourself …

Parenting

How To Conquer Procrastination Once And For All

I’ve too much to do today.<p>I’ve two articles to write, a report to submit and several phone calls to make.<p>So I don’t have much time to read up on Marvel’s planned superhero movies for 2019.<p>And yet here I am, procrastinating again on <i>Den of Geek.</i><p>I’ve often wondered what’s an efficient way to overcome …

Productivity

Bill Gates says read this book if you want to be a better manager

Billionaire — and bookworm — Bill Gates has announced his latest reading recommendation, and it's based on the principals of the man who first taught …

Self-improvement

3 Components of the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Can you clearly demonstrate value when faced with a time crunch?<p>After filming two seasons of <i>Entrepreneur</i> <i>Elevator Pitch</i>, I've come to realize that there are three key elements to delivering the perfect pitch.<p>Our show is unique when it comes to pitching: Potential entrepreneurs have just one minute …

Entrepreneurship

15 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

The people who achieve the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>The people who achieve the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. They're disciplined, figure out which routines help them succeed and religiously stick to those daily habits. Here are a few you …

Business Development

5 Signs Your Partner's Heart Isn't In Your Relationship Anymore, Because You Can Tell

If there's one thing worse than falling out of love, it's sensing that your partner is falling out of love with you. It starts with a feeling of …

Online Dating

In 4 Words, Billionaire Melinda Gates Gives What May be the Best Career Advice Out There

Truly, words to live by.<p>Melinda Gates is a billionaire, a philanthropist, and a striver. She's constantly striving for more--more influence, more aid distributed, more metrics to evaluate the efficacy of programs, more impact.<p>The Gates Foundation is a major player on the world stage when it comes …

Self-improvement

Dermatologists Swear By These Hyperpigmentation Creams and Products

Skin issues like acne and brown spots can be scarring, not just physically, but emotionally, too. To say I struggled with acne as a pre-teen is an …

Skin Care

Sex can be sold, but intimacy cannot be bought

I have met more than my share of lonely people. That’s what happens when you spend time in brothels. (As a journalist.)<p>Many of the sex workers aren’t lonely, since most of them have families and partners. Lonely is what describes many of the customers, even some of the married ones. The ones I have …

Loneliness

9 Unexpected Ways To Clear Negative Energy From Your Life That Actually Work

When your life gets clouded with negative energy, it can be hard to see through it. It can feel like there's an all-encompassing fog that's never …

Self-help

10 skills employers will want the most in 2020

• <b>The World Economic Forum released its The Future of Jobs report, which predicts how technology will transform the workplace.</b>• <b><br>As technology advances, jobs will change and different skills will be required.</b>• <b><br>Negotiation skills, emotional intelligence, and people management will be incredibly important</b> …

World Economic Forum

How to Invest $1,000 a Month

Here's your step-by-step guide to building lasting wealth.<p>If you invested $1,000 per month and earned the historic market return, how much money …

Retirement

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Leadership

The 7 Thought-Habits of Highly Self-Confident People

Are there mental habits that will increase your self-confidence? Most definitely. You’ll read about 7 such powerful thinking habits below.<p>My last …

Self-help

What Type of Leadership Do You Have?

1. When it comes to decisions:<p>I have the final say over decisions made within my group.<br>• I make the final decision, but I accept a lot of input from my …

Authoritarianism

8 Brutally Honest Phases Of Realizing You're With The Person You're Meant To Be With

There is a cliche that goes around about realizing you’re with the person you’re meant to be with, and it’s that when you know, you know. But here's …

Relationships

Businesses Lose $75 Billion Due To Poor Customer Service

The numbers are out. NewVoiceMedia’s 2018 “Serial Switchers” report reveals that poor customer service is costing businesses more than $75 billion a year. That’s up $13 billion since its last report in 2016.<p>CEOs of companies large and small are recognizing the importance of delivering a better …

Customer Experience

I Don’t Punish My Teens, But I Do This Instead

I’ve never punished my kids. Ever.<p>I’ve yelled at them for sure. I’ve sighed passive aggressively to grind my disappointment into their still …

Parenting

7 ways to outsmart your sweet tooth

We’ve all been there; the sugar cravings kick in and you give in to temptation, your serotonin levels rise as a result providing a happy high, then soon after you’re primed for a crash.<p>Whilst ignoring these urges can be easier said than done, there are some easy tricks you can use to effectively …

Nutrition

How to Lose Your Belly By Summer, According to Dietitians

The first day of summer is just weeks away. So if you’re looking to tone your tummy to feel confident in your swimsuit, it sounds like you’re looking …

Nutrition

5 Ways to Handle Disrespectful Behavior from Children

Whether your child rolls her eyes and says, "Whatever Mom!" when you tell her to start her homework or she pretends she can't hear you when you tell …

Self-help

24 life skills every adult should master before turning 30

There’s no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you’re just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn’t …

Time Management

Here are 5 ways to be a leader instead of a manager

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a <i>manager</i> and a <b>leader</b>?<p>Jennifer Hill has. Having held senior leadership positions with some top …

Bank of America

How to Practice Mindfulness at Work the Moment You Start to Feel Stressed

Mindfulness is a buzzword that seems to be everywhere lately, but what does it mean and how can you use it in your everyday life? "Mindfulness is a …

Mindfulness

The Ultimate Guide to Perfectly Applying Your Skincare

Here's a scary thought: That expensive serum you splurge on every few months might not be working as well as it should simply because you're not …

Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.<p>The Great Hearts Monte Vista teacher who distributed the worksheet titled "The Life of Slaves: A Balanced …

Teaching