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Amazon, the king of e-commerce, gets primed for 2016

If it weren't for Prime, Amazon might have been just the name of a river.<p>The top revenue-maker in online retail worldwide owes much of its success to its Prime membership service, which the Seattle company started in 2005 with an offer of free and speedy shipping.<p>In the 10 years since then, Amazon …

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple: <b>learning more skills.</b><p>If we compare the differences between the people …

The World's Most Affordable Cities

Some cities are cheap for a reason. Like Kyiv, Ukraine, seen here. A political crisis and a proxy war with Russia on its eastern border have destroyed the Ukrainian economy. Kyiv might be an attractive, and inexpensive place to live. But few foreigners are willing to come here. Investment firm UBS …

Bride's Dad Stops Wedding So Stepdad Can Walk Down The Aisle Too

The definition of fatherly love.<p>When Todd Bachman's daughter got married last weekend, he wanted to make sure that her stepfather was recognized at the wedding in some way. After all, her stepdad had helped raise her.<p>So when it came time to walk his daughter Brittany down the aisle, Bachman did …

Why Process Is the Secret Weapon for Boosting Productivity

Image by Dennis Hamilton via Flickr<p>Many professionals start off their day staring at a blank screen, waiting for orders, or drowning in email. The idle time lost hoping your manager may hand over a list of to-dos for the day could have been better spent sleeping, walking to work or exercising. …

How To Quit Your Job Without A Plan B And Find Happiness

A chat with 'Leap' author and sometime public radio host, Tess Vigeland.<p><i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Richard Eisenberg<p>If you’ve been working for more than a few decades, odds are that at least once you’ve been so unhappy you were ready to quit without a new job lined up. In 2012, in her early 40s, …

Self-improvement

What You Can Do Every Night To Make A More Productive Tomorrow

A lack of productivity leads to a lack of happiness.<p>When you can’t see yourself making progress or getting things done, you get anxious and become …

Why Fintech Is One of the Most Promising Industries of 2015

Long unsung, financial tech companies that lend, process, or even create money have flooded the Inc 500.<p><i>It's been about two decades since a financial company really changed the world. Inc. 500 entrepreneurs are leading a pack of disrupters, raised in the shadow of PayPal, who will change your</i> …

Photographer Colorized Old Photos While Adding Beautifully Surreal Narratives

It takes a lot to motivate me to reach out to a photographer for permission to feature their work but a lot is exactly what Brisbane-based …

15 Elegant And Delicate DIY Project Ideas For Beginners

It is a difficult decision the one of choosing the first DIY project to start with. There are tons of ideas out there that seem appealing and easy …

Wall Art

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Do you often feel stressed out with too much of workload? As time passes by, do you feel like you have more tasks on hand than you have time to do …

Time Management

5 Simple Rules for Living a Life of Happiness

It's hard to argue with the facts -- a happy you equals a healthy you. Although I have always considered myself a happy person personally, as I have developed my professional life as well, I have discovered that the happier I am, the more successful my business became too.<p>One of the greatest …

Color Trends for the Bedroom

(Image credit: Lonny)<p>One of our trend predictions for 2015 was the movement towards darker, moodier colors. Nowhere does that seem more right than in …

7 Simple Techniques to Cut Your Workday in Half

We all want to know that we're doing our best to be successful, but too often we feel ourselves becoming less productive even while we're working longer hours.<p>Good news!<p>A new study finds that being productive really is more about working smarter, not harder. The study looked at musicians' practice …

Time Management

A startup founder reportedly jumped to her death from the top of New York City rooftop bar 230 Fifth

Faigy Mayer, who was 29 years old, was the founder and CEO of Appton, a New York-based app-development startup.<p>Mayer had developed a number of iOS apps, including NYCTips, a New York restaurant tip calculator, a parking app called Carma, and an app called ExpenseTracker, according to her LinkedIn …

Staying Motivated At Work

Personal motivation is key to maintaining almost all aspects of life. If we're not motivated, we're more likely to be less productive and do things half-assed.<p>One area in life in which many of us have trouble staying motivated is our work life. Given that most of us spend more than 50% of our time …

Mayo Clinic

Six Habits Of Ambitious People

Ambition isn’t a dirty word. Channeled correctly, it’s the motivator to a satisfying life.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Ambition gets a bad rap. The trait that pushes someone toward success can sometimes …

Amazon to surpass Macy's as No. 1 U.S. clothing retailer by 2017, analyst says

Amazon.com (AMZN) is poised to become the top retailer in yet another category: clothing.<p>The online retailer, a relative latecomer to the world of …

ourbusinessmarketing.com

Restaurant Employee Fired After Customers Complain About Offensive Reference On Receipt [Photo]

A Missouri restaurant employee has been fired over a seemingly offensive reference toward a couple dining at Patrick’s Westport Grill in St. Louis, …

13 DIY Household Products That Could Save You Some Serious Coin

An American family spends an average of $504 per year on cleaning supplies. That’s a lot of money, especially toward products that are made mostly of water! In the spirit of saving, we’ve partnered with Sparkleᅡᆴ paper towels to bring you a way to seriously scrub down your cleaning budget: homemade …

Homemade

Why You Should Focus On Trust, Not Traffic

One of the most intoxicating measurements in all of marketing is “web traffic.”<p>It’s measurable. It’s binary. We can actually do something to affect …

Now independent, PayPal worth nearly $50 billion

When eBay bought PayPal in 2002, the price tag was a measly $1.5 billion. Now, about 13 years later, PayPal is worth nearly $50 billion and has outgrown its former parent.<p>Monday marks the first day PayPal and eBay are trading as independent companies since the two officially split on Friday. eBay …

How one entrepreneur is turning his forgetfulness into a business

SAN FRANCISCO — Teddy Winthrop is forgetful, a trait he inherited from his dad.<p>His father implored him to get a Day-Timer, an executive planner that was wildly popular in the ’80s. But the young entrepreneur dismissed the idea — his personal organizer was his iPhone. And that’s when it hit him: The …