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10 Historical Photos and Stories of Drag Queens

"Queens," or men who defy gender norms and dress as women, have always been present in the LGBTQ community and pop culture. Their journey has been long, but as a society we have progressed to a level of acceptance which has unfortunately not always been a part of our culture.<p>We acknowledge that not …

What a Lie!: "Numbers are the Language of Business"

I grew up in business hearing lies every day. There are a lot of business lies around. We repeat business lies like gospel without giving them much …

If Supreme Court Obamacare Challenge Wins, What Will Liberals Do?

A Supreme Court ruling for plaintiffs in <i>King v. Burwell</i>, the case that threatens Affordable Care Act subsidies in three dozen states, would unleash …

Health Care

Lessons from a 17-year-old investor (who has doubled his money in 14 months)

Brandon Fleisher is part of a new wave of teenagers braving the stock market. Aged 17, he has made £24,000 so far<p>Most 17-year-old schoolboys settle down to their homework when they come home. But Brandon Fleisher prefers to manage his investment portfolio.<p>Brandon, who lives in Toronto, Canada, said …

Investing

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

<b>1. Moisturizing Mask</b><p>Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it's retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration.<p><b>Try it:</b> Spread one teaspoon raw honey on clean, dry skin, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. …

6 inspiring mantras to help you master work-life balance

As CEO of eight different companies, it’s become a conscious decision for me to maintain a positive work-life balance. Over the last 20 years of …

Diet Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss

You don’t need to hire a personal chef yourself to get weight loss. All you need is a blender. “Blending is one of the quickest, easiest ways to …

31 Things Every Young Parent Should Be Doing With Their Money Right Now

If you're starting a family, these are the financial moves you should be making.

Personal Finance

8 Customer Service, HR and Leadership Secrets From The 5-Star Broadmoor Hotel

Want to improve your own company’s customer service? If so, who better to learn from than Colorado Springs’ landmark Broadmoor Hotel And Resort, where the customer service is so genuine, eager and consistent that it visibly turns guests into nicer human beings when they stay there.<p>This level of …

Yahoo Just Made $68 Million In 2 Days

On Friday, the company nabbed another windfall when its spinout, Hortonworks, became a public company.<p>Yahoo retained a 17%-plus stake (7,572,174 shares), according to forms filed with the SEC.<p>The stock is trading at about $25 on Monday, well above the initial $16 IPO price, and is worth $189 …

How To Divvy Up Your Money In A 401(k) Plan

<i>Diversifying your assets is a primary tenet of good investing. But how? Employers often offer a bewildering array of choices in 401(k) and other retirement accounts. Tim Long, CRPC, a financial planner with AdviceIQ Network member Hutchinson Financial, in Little Rock and Bentonville, Ark., and in</i> …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley1 day agoView …

Fitness

The One Word That Can Help Preserve Work-Life Balance | Inc.com

U.S. business leaders likely had two reactions back in August, when a German government minister floated the idea of restricting the ability to contact employees outside of work. First: revulsion at such aggressive public-sector meddling. Second: smugness that, even in a country where the average …

Work-life Balance

Top 10 U.S. companies to work for

What makes a company great to work for?<p>Good pay and benefits don't hurt. But when it comes down to it, employees said it's office culture and great colleagues that make these companies satisfying places to work.<p>Glassdoor asked people about the pros and cons of their employers, and had them rate …

The Happiest Companies To Work For in 2015

Your ready-made New Year’s resolution: Be happier at work.<p>To determine the happiest companies to work for each year, fulfillment-focused job search site CareerBliss reviews eight factors that impact professional happiness, including work-life balance, an employee’s relationship with his or her boss …

Ironing Out the Wrinkles

<i>Mirror, mirror on wall, send me help before I bawl!</i><p>“‘Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.’ Who said that anyway? Come now, Mirror, I’m not vain at all. …

The Number One Demotivator at Work

Apathy in organizations is often a result of a disconnection between what matters to the person and what they’re asked to do. Yet apathy isn’t always …

Here's What Will Happen To Amazon Without Jeff Bezos

Amazon president, chairman, and CEO Jeff Bezos explains his importance to Amazon's operations, and how he has helped shape its culture.<p><i>Edited by Devan Joseph. Special thanks to Justin Gmoser and Sam Rega.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

How To Increase Productivity By Employee Happiness

Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup, or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it’s hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees. For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back included an analysis of hundreds of studies showing an average of 31% …

Why Customer Service Matters, Even For A Government Agency Or Other Sole Provider

<i>What if you didn’t have any competition?</i> Would the customer experience you create even matter–if, for example, you ran a government agency or otherwise had an inherent monopoly? Would you–should you?–trouble yourself to maintain and improve it?<p>Some time ago I had the opportunity to be involved as a …

What Exempting Homeland Security Agencies from New Racial Profiling Rules Means for Millions of Americans - Shadowproof

CommunityFDL Main BlogThe Dissenter<p>06 Dec 2014<p>Key security agencies in the United States are expected to be exempted from new Justice Department …

Employee Engagement: All About The Team

Posted by Philip Espinosa on Aug 19, 2012 in Career Management, Competitive, Productivity |<p>There is so much to learn from listening to others. …

Salesforce Opens The Door To Competitors

When Salesforce.com was launched in 2000, it revolutionized the software industry and the cloud movement was born. While the motto was ‘the end of software’, back in those days the company was also all redefining CRM /SFA (sales force automation). The Salesforce promise was its application was …

Why You Should Skip That Extended Warranty

Buying an extended warranty is almost always a waste of money. But people do it anyway because they misunderstand the true purpose of insurance.<p>It’s …