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5 Ways To Stop Giving Negative People Too Much Power In Your Life

It’s been said that one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch and often, that applies to the business environment. It’s usually easy to identify that Negative Nancy or Debbie Downer who wreak havoc on morale. Their bad attitudes, catastrophic thinking, and fatalistic outlooks can infiltrate the ranks …

Self-help

Beating the stock market has become even harder

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — The stock market is no easier to beat today than it’s ever been.<p>If anything, it may be more difficult.<p>In 2014, only …

Why France’s most famous writer is predicting a Muslim president

On Sunday, in an unprecedented move, French president Francois Hollande will join with the rightwing opposition, unions, and human rights organizations in a national unity march in Paris (link in French) in the wake of massacre at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo earlier this week.<p>The only …

Wealthiest Americans say the poor have it easy

The nation's wealthiest think that the poor have it pretty easy.<p>A survey by the Pew Research Center found that 54% of those with the greatest financial security believe that "poor people today have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return."<p>Only 36% of the …

The Most Common Reason People Fail To Pursue The Best Opportunity In Front Of Them

This week, I connected with a high-level professional woman (let’s call her Karen) seeking coaching help to grow her career. She shared that she was ready to leave her current corporate role today, as the senior leader was terribly toxic – a true narcissist who beat her down (in verbally and …

Leadership

10 quirky, useful new products you'll soon wish you owned

There’s a lot of cool stuff at CES.<p>Mind you, there’s a lot of garbage, too – but the scales generally tend to tip toward cool. That can make it hard …

Credit card signatures are almost useless but banks won’t give them up

Banks continue to ask customers who pay with new credit cards to scrawl signatures on receipts to authenticate transactions instead of entering …

These 15 US Cities Are Driving The Future

A whopping 8 out of the top 15 best performing cities are local tech hubs — including the top 6.<p>Most of the rest are beneficiaries of the oil shale boom.<p>Milken's rankings are based on data from both long- and short-term growth in jobs, wages, salaries, and technological output.

Fortune.com

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Most Americans are one paycheck away from the street

Americans are feeling better about their job security and the economy, but most are theoretically only one paycheck away from the …

Our 8 favorite gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas wraps up on Friday. There were a lot of gadgets, concepts, and gizmos worthy of a second look. While …

Russia 'has deteriorated significantly' as Fitch cuts credit rating

Fitch has written a scathing assesment of Russia's economy after downgrading it to BBB<p>Fitch has downgraded Russia's credit rating and painted a horrific picture of a struggling economy rocked by a collapsing rouble, falling oil prices, high inflation and declining international reserves.<p>The ratings …

Central Banks

Brazil's Biggest Oil Company Is Headed For Disaster

The state-owned oil company owns some of the largest untapped oilfields in the world; so it's a darling of emerging-market investors.<p>And with shares down around 50% over the past year, many investors now think it's cheap enough to buy.<p>But it isn't. The company's spending is out of control, its …

Mark Your Calendars: 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Gets a Premiere Date

Steady...<p>Don't look so bummed out, Dany—we'll be together again in approximately 3 months, 2 days, 21 hours, and 35 minutes.<p>HBO announced Thursday that <i>Game of Thrones</i> will return April 12, the same day <i>Silicon Valley</i> and <i>Veep</i>, two shows that don't have dragons, will also premiere. (This is the part …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>We all have our easy, go-to recipes to rely on, but every now and then, it's fun to switch things up. Just a few creative additions -- like rose petals …

Breakfast

10 Exercises That Make Your Breasts Look Bigger

Push-up bra, hold the bra.<p>In new evidence that exercise can do ~*mAgIcaL~* things: Certain moves can make your breasts look perkier naturally.<p>So swap your padded bra for exercises designed and demoed by certified fitness trainer, health coach, and fitness model Elizabeth Bracero to give your girls …

16 Ways to Roast Your Winter Vegetables

You've probably roasted vegetables before, and realized it's a pretty simple operation: Peel, chop, dress. Throw the vegetables into a hot oven, move 'em around once or twice, then let them caramelize. Wait 'til they're tender on the inside, crunchy on the outside (i.e., all hot and sexy, as …

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Release the First Pics of Their Baby, Prove They Have Top-Notch Genes

All the oohs and awws.<p>At long last, we can finally confirm what we've guessed all along: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis's baby is a perfect human specimen.<p>Born back in October, the famous little one has been shrouded in mystery apart from her name, Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher. The couple pulled a fast …

8 Ways to Make Money Without Working

Get rich from your couch.<p><b>1. Sell your clothes and accessories.</b> You know all those clothes taking up room in your closet that are perfectly nice but you never wear them? Sell them. Find a consignment store in your area that will appraise your items and give you a percentage of the price they sell …

9 Quick Snacks to Make for a Golden Globes Viewing Party

From classic onion dip to cheesy crostini, here are nine super-fast dishes to make this weekend for a Golden Globes party.<p>From classic onion dip to …

11 Fashion Mistakes You Don't Realize You're Making at Your Internship

It doesn't matter how professional your high heels look if you can't haul ass in them.<p>An internship is really just an extra-long job interview, so you want to dress accordingly. If that means that you have to go buy some new clothes, so be it. Think of it as an investment in your future, because …

Charlize Theron Had to Negotiate to Get the Same Salary as Her Next Male Costar

Finally, one upside of the hacked Sony e-mails.<p>When a group calling themselves the Guardians of Peace hacked into Sony Pictures's computers last month, the corporate e-mails they leaked caused a sensation―and often not in a good way. Feuds, trash talk about celebrities, and personal employee data …

Tex-Mex Crockpot Quinoa

Crockpot quinoa with a Mexican twist. This delicious meal comes together in a snap and cooks low and slow all day.<p>You know that saying “a dog is a man’s best friend?”<p>Well, I think that’s false.<p>After much ponder-age, I have decided that a slow cooker really is a man’s best friend.<p>Let’s look at the …

The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved Last Month

It feels like we spent last month entirely in the kitchen -- not that we're complaining. We whisked, mixed, dolloped, and sprinkled our way into holiday entertaining heaven. We found new go-to recipes and dug up old favorites to share with family and friends as we celebrated the season and the …

5 Things I Had to Learn in Order to Love My Nice Guy

I needed to become comfortable with quiet, peace, and regular old happiness.<p>Real-life nice guys are the men you meet who aren't looking for accolades for doing what's right. They'll slow down for a turtle crossing the road, even if nobody's watching. They'll ask the person serving their coffee how …

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

Cooking

"Sex Parties Make My Marriage Better"

This wife sleeps with other men — and her husband couldn't be happier about it.<p>It's a Friday night, and mid-orgasm, my eyes lock on my husband. He smiles, giving me that devilish look that still makes my stomach flip, even six years into our marriage. The only thing: He's not the man I'm having sex …

Fresh Turmeric and Why You Should Be Eating More of It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: The vibrant root (well technically, rhizome) you should be eating more of.</i><p>If you have a jar of ground turmeric in your spice rack, it’s probably for one of two reasons. One: You …