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

Amazon's Prime membership service will help the company continue to dominate online shopping, this holiday season and beyond.<p>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 …

eCommerce

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>If we compare the differences between the people …

Learning

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

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 something completely unexpected: He …

Weddings

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. …

Time Management

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

<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, Tess Vigeland did just that.<p>Here’s the thing: At the time, Vigeland was …

Self-improvement

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

How you end the day will impact how the next day goes. Set yourself up for success with these 7 tips to leverage for a more productive tomorrow.

Success

Why Fintech Is One of the Most Promising Industries of 2015 | Inc.com

Just ask WePay. It began as a company solving the small problem of moving small amounts of money around. Suppose you wanted to make it easier for your buddies to pool money to book ski trips: That was the issue Clerico set out to solve with Aberman, his freshman roommate at Boston College in 2003. …

Boston College

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 …

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success is not an act; it is a slow process that involves growth, change and failure. It involves all aspects of your life, from how you manage your …

5 Simple Rules for Living a Life of Happiness

One of the greatest feelings you can possess is happiness. When you are happy, people want to be around you. It's a simple attraction principle; when you are happy, you attract other happy people. Happiness can spread quickly and is very contagious when gratitude, generosity, and positivity are …

Happiness

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 …

Home Decorating

7 Simple Techniques to Cut Your Workday in Half | Inc.com

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 …

New York City

Staying Motivated At Work

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 …

Motivation

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 …

eCommerce

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 Sparkle® paper towels to bring you a way to seriously scrub down your cleaning budget: homemade …

Laundry Rooms

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 …

Marketing

Now independent, PayPal worth nearly $50 billion

The digital-payments company should see a bright future as a standalone business, in contrast to former parent eBay's need for a turnaround.<p>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 …

FinTech

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 …