Kristopher Siefken

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Geocaching WITH Kids

<b>Geocaching</b>. Have you heard of it? Of course you have. Have you tried it yet? Possibly. I’m newer to the geocaching scene but have fallen in love with …

Startups Are Rebuilding The Healthcare User Experience

A senior exec of a big health insurer recently returned from a company offsite dedicated to becoming ”customer centric”. I asked if they talked about making EOBs (Explanation of Benefits) understandable? “Not really”, he said. For me that sums up the state of healthcare customer care: becoming …

Can Self-Help Books Really Make a New You?

Their authors promise that your spirit will be improved, your ambition honed, and your finances maximized by their advice. Is the path to a shining …

5 Ways To Be A Better Parent

Some days, when I’m tired, overworked, and confronting compounding deadlines, my children feel like just another responsibility, a burden even. I imagine most parents feel this way sometimes. It’s okay; take it from me. I speak with authority. My job is to think and write about kids, and sometimes …

How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

1 min read<p>Your employees are at work. Sure. But there’s a better than 50 percent chance that they aren’t getting real work done.<p>Employees say that they only spend 45 percent of their time at work actually completing their primary job duties, according to a survey of 2,000 office workers conducted …

Employment

13 DIY Tablecloths for Your Holiday Dinner Party

Fancy table linens can be a real dining room expense, not to mention that you need a matching set of eight or more napkins. Thankfully, we’ve discovered ways to trick out your tablecloth and create a beautiful base for all kinds of tablescape possibilities. Journey into the realm of dyes and paints …

Dining Rooms

How To Make Big Money When You're Right On A Stock

IBD founder and Chairman William O'Neil teaches that one key to success in the stock market is not just to be right on a stock but also to make big …

Investing

8 Foods That Can Boost Your Mood and Help Battle Seasonal Depression

It's getting darker outside. For a lot of us, it seems like it's getting darker inside, as well.<p>Since the clocks fell back, and the sun started going down right after lunch, a lot of people have been complaining about SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. It's one of those conditions that comes with …