Mia Francis

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Your Horoscope: Are You Going to Meet a Lover or a Loser?

Have you ever asked these questions about your relationships?<p>• "Why do I seem to attract relationships with people who take advantage of my kindness?"<p>• "Why do I seem to attract relationships with people who are abusive?"<p>• "Why do I end up in relationships with men who are either alcoholics, …

Relationships

Ontario pension plan going full steam ahead toward 2017 launch — just don’t ask the cost to run it

Deductions from the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan will start coming off paycheques in less than a year, but the province still can’t say how much …

5 Ways to Make Enough Side Money to Eventually Quit Your Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nearly everyone dreams of quitting his or her day job, whether it's tomorrow, next year or in the next decade. However, there is a wide chasm between "dreams" and "action" that many people never seem to cross -- and it's usually due to …

Real Estate

7 Destructive Characteristics Entrepreneurs Should Shed in Order to Move Up

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"How could I let this happen?" This was the question I asked myself sitting in the parking lot of the Federal Courthouse on May 6, 2009, about to claim bankruptcy. Just four years prior, my business had generated a net income of over a …

Entrepreneurship

4 Things About Managing People I Wish I Knew When I Started

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my first company when I was 17. Between then and now (I’m 33 as of this column), I’ve launched four additional companies and have managed hundreds of people directly.<p>The way you lead and manage people is the make-or-break skill …

Leadership

Inflammation Increases Depression: Here's What to Do

“In the health area of psychology at Rice, we’re very focused on the intersection of health behavior, psychology and medicine,” said assistant …

17 Citrus-Packed Recipes to Fight Off That Winter Cold

Chilly winter months always seem to bring on the roughest of colds — the sneezy, runny-nose and headache that simply won’t go away. If you’re prone to getting hit with holiday bugs, stop what you’re doing right now and start loading up on your vitamin C. In addition to boosting your immune system …

5 Ways to Become a Better Leader in 2016

Leaders are not winning a popularity contest of late. Even though companies spent record amounts investing in leadership programs in the past decade, a recent poll by Harvard University found that 70 percent of people believe we are in the midst of a leadership crisis. That's sad.<p>If you are in a …

Harvard

8 Motivational Quotes for 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The new year brings new ideas, new ventures and a fresh start. But it also brings new challenges and struggles to overcome to achieve these new goals.<p>Kickstart your own new year with a little motivation to get you started breaking through …

Motivation

10 Homemade Stocks for All Your Soup Needs

Don't ever throw those bones away—utilize them to make these 10 flavorful, long-simmering stocks.<p><b>There's nothing like a large pot of simmering goodness</b> to welcome you home after a long, tiring day. In case you didn't know, stock, as opposed to broth, is made with bones, and the collagen from those …

Cooking

Dec. 26: Your daily horoscope

<b>IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY</b><p>Your plans will meet with a certain amount of hostility from those you work or do business with over the coming 12 months but that's okay. In fact it's good as it suggests you are asserting yourself at last. There's a lot of light in you – so let it shine!<p><b>ARIES (March 21 -</b> …

4 Steps to Build Your New Business Empire

Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Michael Dell are household names to most entrepreneurs and consumers, and like you, they had to start somewhere. These empire builders had common traits that made them successful. They knew how to create …

Entrepreneurship

Are You Being True To You?

Success Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re not familiar with the Peter Principle, you must be new to the working world. It’s a brilliant management concept with far-reaching implications, not to mention a hilariously clever bestselling book by the same name.<p>The idea, …

Entrepreneurship

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

Positive Thinking

10 Shifts in Perspective Necessary to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you aren’t as successful, as wealthy, or as happy as you want to be then maybe you need to change your mind about some things. There are 10 belief systems cultivated by highly effective people that run counter to the way most …

Entrepreneurship

These Wildly Successful Entrepreneurs Once Were Homeless

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Rags-to-riches stories have been popular throughout history, proving that you don’t have to be privileged or have things handed to you to be a success. These Fortune 500 success stories encapsulate the idea that hard work, determination, …

Entrepreneurship

Here's How Your Workout Prevents Your Skin From Aging

Lifting weights builds muscle—duh. But listen to this: It may also keep skin young. Recent studies found improved function of mitochondria (the tiny powerhouses that generate energy for cells) in the brain and muscle tissue of people who lifted weights and did weight-bearing exercises, like …

9 Things You Need to Know About Part-Time Entrepreneurship

Are you looking to start side business? Here are a few things you need to know before you get started.<p>Is there such a thing as a part-time entrepreneur--someone who builds a side business, but still works as an employee?<p>The number of part-time entrepreneurs is bigger than you might think. The …

What is the secret to being an effective leader?

It’s considered one of the cornerstones of a successful life and career: You separate your work life from your personal life.<p>But one executive begs …

Salesforce launches SalesforceIQ for Sales Cloud and for Small Business

Salesforce today announced new products based on the technology it picked up through last year’s RelateIQ acquisition: SalesforceIQ for Small Business, a smart “relationship intelligence” application aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, and SalesforceIQ for Sales Cloud, an integration with …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …