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How to Run a Company When You're the Only Employee

Running a business by yourself can be daunting. Focusing on what matters will boost your confidence and put you on the road to success.<p>Time is money. This is doubly true if you're running a small business. It's triply true if you're a sole proprietor--if the buck stops completely with you, no …

Small Business

This Simple Email Trick Can Save You Hours a Day

1 Second Everyday co-founder Cesar Kuriyama has a hack that takes 10 minutes, but will save you from email overload<p>Your inbox is one of the most dangerous places to start your day. As one entrepreneur put it, starting with your email is like handing today's agenda to someone else. It automatically …

Productivity

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

MONEY readers—and Warren Buffett—weigh in.<p>There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the …

Investing

The Secret to Building a Huge Retirement Account

You may be more able than you thought to amass a million or more dollars -- via this dependable mathematical principle.<p>If you've ever dreamed of …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Parliament Hill rink wins dubious award for waste of taxpayer dollars

The $8.2 million temporary outdoor skating rink built on Parliament Hill to celebrate Canada 150 won the well-known Teddy Awards for government waste …

What Books To Read To Become A Rainmaker

I have been quite successful in making “rain” at my law firm. However, I didn’t just sit down one day and “figure it all out.” I learned from …

Real Estate

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Recipes

The issue with millennials isn't narcissism but our depressing culture of mass consumption

If you're a young person feeling lonely these days, you're in good company. Youth everywhere are experiencing record rates of depression and anxiety, surrounded by a cultural climate of both isolation and overexposure. The moniker "snowflake generation" seems an apt phrase, then, to describe our …

Psychology

Magic Tricks for Kids to Learn and Perform

Among the many easy magic tricks that I teach here on The Spruce, there are many that I feel are particularly good for young kids to learn and …

Kids

13 Things Girls Should Never Do

These days, we're so busy telling our daughters all the things they can do that we don't stop to think about the things they shouldn't. Toni Hammer, a mom of two, came up with a list of 13 "don'ts" in a profoundly touching letter she posted to Facebook. It's one that every parent of girls should …

Jokes

Mediocrity Is a Virus. Here's How to Banish It Completely

Little things become big things.<p>Little things become big things.<p>When you justify and allow even little things into your life which your intuition warns you against, you permit a virus to enter your life. It spreads to other areas.<p>When you introduce a change to any system, you simultaneously change …

Self-improvement

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life

If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p><i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you …

Self-improvement