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20 Beliefs All Happy People Share

Finding happiness in daily life is all about how things are viewed. The beliefs that happy people share demonstrate how imporant a positive outlook …

4 Disruption Concepts to Help Your Pivot Your Startup

Disruption is how startups thrive and steal market share from legacy companies. Here are 4 disruptive concepts you can adapt to your business.<p>Most entrepreneurs want do something disruptive--to waltz into an industry vertical, shake vigorously, and rise like cream the top.<p>Disruptive innovation, the …

Innovation

Replace Your Bad Leadership Habits In 2015

Contrary to popular belief, leadership isn’t always a natural born trait. It’s possible to learn leadership and to become increasingly skilled at leading others in both personal and professional capacities. The flip side of this is that if one is a natural born leader (i.e., they have the traits …

4 Tips to Raise Funding for Your Startup

<i>This is part of the #StartupMentor series - featuring founders who share their advice in building successful businesses.</i><p>One of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing thousands of smart business ideas from coming to life is the question of funding. Would-be entrepreneurs quake in their boots at the …

LeBron James is going to rip up his contract and sign a one-year deal this summer — and it's a smart move

Rather than signing a nine-figure contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers last summer, LeBron agreed to a two-year, $42.2 million deal with an opt-out clause after this 2014-2015 season.<p>According to Vardon, LeBron plans to exercise that opt-out clause this summer. He will technically be a free agent, …

The Entrepreneur Who Is Beating Amazon At Same-Day Delivery

Retailers are worried about competing with Amazon, but the cofounder of a crowdsourced same-day delivery service has figured out another way.<p>Before Daphne Carmeli started Deliv with the intent to build a same-day delivery service that would upend the standards of well-established couriers, before …

eCommerce

The Secret to Work and Love Life Balance

February 14 is an important day. If you're an entrepreneur, you know it's the halfway point of Q1. For most of us, it's recognized as Valentine's Day.<p>February 14 is an important day. If you're an entrepreneur, you know it's the halfway point of Q1. For most of us, it's recognized as Valentine's Day.<p>…

Entrepreneurship

11 Brilliant Ways Tech Can Make Cooking Easier

Cooking can be a hassle, but the right tech can make preparing dinner a delicious breeze. Here are some handy kitchen tools that culinary techies …

How Your Expectations Mess with Your View of the Present

We all have expectations about upcoming events, current events, ourselves, and others. Those expectations can alter your view of the present more …

Psychology

8 Methods To Get Anyone To Tell The Truth

Whether you’re interviewing a job candidate or sleuthing for information, these tricks will help you enter into deep conversation faster.<p>Professional interrogators use a number of psychological levers to get people to talk. Among them are techniques designed to instill fear.<p>But for those of us who …

Psychology

Value Investments by Their Potential Income, Not Intrinsic Worth

How you think about your investments will determine what you invest in. Rather than investing in something that you think has inherent "value", ask …

Investing

13 Financial Tips For Newlyweds

Congrats on your big day! As you begin to build your life together, you should talk about money. While it may not be easy, the number one rule is to be honest. “It’s all about a foundation for your relationship,” says Therese Nicklas, a certified financial planner with U.S. Wealth Management in …

In Love? 9 Financial Facts To Know About Your Partner Before Commitment

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so engagements are on at least a few people’s minds. A 2013 study found that six million people were planning to pop the question or expecting to answer on cupid’s holiday.<p>If a major commitment is on the horizon for you and your loved one, you’ll also need to start …

7 Essential Habits of Happier People (How Many Do You Possess?)

Happiness: everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early forties. (That's about the time many of us …

8 Ways That Money Can Buy Happiness

Another paper from Harvard happiness expert Daniel Gilbert (author of the bestseller Stumbling on Happiness) spells out 8 ways we can spend our money …

Happiness

20 Habits Happy Couples Have (But Never Talk About)

<i>Nothing in this world is more difficult than love.<br>And nothing is more worth it.</i><p>A happy couple is not a ‘perfect couple’ that comes together, but an …

How to Be Confident, Even When You're Not

Everyone has insecurities when doing something new. Here are three ways to build strength and be self-confident.<p>New challenges and opportunities can be exciting, but they can also test your self-esteem. Whether you are launching a new business, stepping into a bigger management role or even …

Self-help