Lyn Anne Dugan-Weichert

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6 Tax Deductions You Can Take Without Itemizing

Not looking to itemize on your taxes this year? No worries. These deductions are still on the table.<p>As a taxpayer, you have a couple of choices when …

Personal Finance

10 Ways to Cope With Anxiety

You’ve been in bed for an hour now and you still can’t get to sleep. Maybe you’re thinking about your job or your 401(k) or health insurance. Perhaps …


A Study of 1 Million Teenagers Reveals This Much Screen Time a Day Leads to the Happiest Kids

And it might be longer than you think.<p>Think your teenager would be happier if he or she spent no time texting, using social media, or playing games on phones or tablets?<p>Granted, this study shows that adolescents who spent more time on social media, the Internet, texting, etc. and less time on …


Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

16 Images Your Brain Won't Let You See Right No Matter How Hard You Try

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>


Florida suspect said he heard voices telling him to carry out massacre, law enforcement sources say

The 19-year-old who is accused of killing 17 people and injuring dozens more when he opened fire on a South Florida high school Wednesday afternoon …

Nikolas Cruz

Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing what may have been warning signs he was bent on violence.<p>"Im going to be a professional school shooter," a YouTube user with the screen name …


The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel like their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …


Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …


17 WTF Items From Donald Trump's Budget

He gave the rich a tax cut – and now the president's budget takes aim at the poor<p>Donald Trump has unveiled his budget for next year – a document no …

Donald Trump

Why You Should Watch These 5 Tech Trends for Small Businesses in 2018

5 small-business tech trends you should integrate into your business during 2018.<p>I originally started tracking small business technology trends 5 years ago, in order to prevent my business from falling behind in efficiency and productivity. Once a year I reevaluate what technologies I am paying for …

Small Business

This Best-Selling Management Expert Nailed The Definition of Leadership in 6 Words

Warning: This is cringeworthy but the research doesn't lie.<p>When it comes to choosing a leadership philosophy that will turn employees into loyal and committed high-performers, who will then win over loyal and committed customers time and time again, you can't beat Servant Leadership.<p>In fact, the …


Taming Destructive Emotions

<b>In your new book, Destructive Emotions, you write that “recognizing and transforming destructive emotions is the heart of spiritual practice.” Can</b> …


26 "As Seen On TV" Products That Actually Work

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Here's how to stop an argument with a narcissist from spinning out of control

Narcissists tend to be incapable of something called "object constancy." This means they struggle to have positive feelings at the same time as negative ones.<p>For example, once they are fired up for a fight, they can be incredibly cruel, because all they can comprehend in the moment are feelings of …


Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death

Philosophically, though, our definition of death hinges on something else: the point past which we’re no longer able to return. Those two were more …


Only A Certified Genius Can Score Higher Than A 20/25 On This General Knowledge Test

Do you know a lot about a little? Or a little about a lot?

George Eliot

What makes kids picky eaters — and what may help them get over it

Tips you can use to help raise kids who aren’t afraid of food.<p>Some kids are happy to snack on carrots, raw peppers and hummus, while other kids would be happy to follow a carb-based “white” diet of pasta, rice and bread.<p>Why are some kids so fussy about food? It turns out there a dizzying number of …


A Reckoning with Women Awaits Trump

Donald Trump is the least mysterious figure in the history of the American Presidency. His infantile character, duplicity, cold-heartedness, and self-dealing greed are evident not merely to the majority of the poll-answering electorate but, sooner or later, to those who make the decision to work at …

Donald Trump

No one told Babe Ruth he had cancer, but his death changed the way we fight it

Wikimedia<p>The Great Bambino’s treatment came at a major turning point in medicine.<p>George Herman Ruth was sick. It had all started with a deep, searing pain behind his left eye. Now, he could hardly swallow. And the pain seemed to be seeping down his body, like an invisible weight tugging at his hips …


9 subtle signs that you're talking to a psychopath

For years, scientists have known that psychopaths' brains are different from normal ones. Brain scans show reduced activity in areas that regulate impulses, emotions, aggression, and morality.<p>But since you probably don't have brain scans at your disposal, there are some other ways to tell if you …


Want to Raise Empowered Kids? Avoid These 2 Big Mistakes (and Use These Tips Instead)

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …


Returning to Running After an Injury

Sometimes, being a runner means not running for a while.<p>Injury is the inevitable side-effect of being a lifelong runner, much like death is the …

Sean O'Brien

7 Powerful Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

What you say about yourself has much to do with how you will succeed.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my bestselling book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …


Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.<p>The inspiration is …


This 1 Sentence Will Teach You How to Become a Better Leader

Behavioral psychologist Russ Riendeau recalls a conversation he had with Quincy Jones that changed his leadership style.<p>I was struggling with a career decision. I explored every option but couldn't choose one. Either option would have a big impact on my life and my family's life.<p>Every book and …

Quincy Jones

6 Important Life Lessons You Can Only Learn Through Failure

Failure is required in order to learn these 9 lessons.<p>Nobody learns the hard lessons in life without some element of failure.<p>When we let someone down, we learn why. When we fall short of our own expectations, we become aware of our growth edge. When we crumble under pressure, we become attuned to …


Why the Best Salespeople Are Masters of These 3 Skills (It's Not Just About Listening)

True sales professionals have the desire and ability to help others, these are the skills needed to make that happen.<p>All the experts agree, the number one sales skill every professional needs is the ability to listen. Listening is the starting point for all learning, for understanding, and for …


50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life

Get inspired by these wise words and make the very best out of your life, each and every day.<p>Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better …


One way to play the new tax law: Start an LLC

Spurred by ambiguities in the new tax law, accountants are coming up with novel strategies to help entrepreneurs slash their taxes.<p>One of the most notable provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a 20% deduction for qualified business income from so-called pass-through entities, including S …