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This 150 Year-Old Letter Shows Exactly How Exceptional Bosses Make Their Employees Feel | Inc.com

In late 1864 Union General William T. Sherman marched into Atlanta, crippling the southern war economy. The practical effect was massive but so was the psychological impact, and not just on southerners: Abraham Lincoln would ride the resulting wave of public confidence into his second term as …

Ulysses S. Grant

The 10-minute trick that can help you silence anxious thoughts

Ready to put an end to all that worrying?<p>Have you ever found yourself unable to tackle an important item on your to-do list because you can't silence all the nagging, anxious thoughts running through your mind? Those annoying and uncontrollable mental interruptions can be frustrating, but the good …

9 productivity tools and apps to maximize your time and energy

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>We’d all like to use our time efficiently — however that translates for us: waste less time refreshing social media we ultimately …

5 New Facebook Ad Types You Should Be Using (But Probably Aren’t)

If you’re still <i>boosting</i> Facebook posts, you’re doing it wrong.It’s not that those are terrible.It’s just that there are so many other better options …

Fresh Color Combinations: Colors that Go With Gray

At its purest, gray is the perfect blend of black and white, which makes it the epitome of neutrality and balance. Of course, when gray is used in …

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

This CEO Tests Interviewees With an Especially Honest Form of Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Every CEO has his or her way.<p>Some people respond to that way. And some think it's the way of the Beelzebub family.<p>Please decide what you think of what Erika Nardini does to test potential …

Just Getting Started With Video Marketing? Here’s the First Video You Should Make

One of the most controversial phrases in the marketing today is, "pivot to video."It strikes fear into the hearts and minds of writers, as we worry …

The best apps for expectant mums

Use technology to your advantage<p>These days, the phrase 'there's an app for that' can be applied to pretty much everything – including pregnancy. …

Why You Should Choose Drawers Over Cabinets in Your Kitchen

The typical American kitchen (as of this writing) has a row of upper cabinets, with another, deeper row of cabinets below. The lower cabinets will …

Martha Stewart

How to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Workday

Successful people make the most of every moment throughout the day—even those moments they feel they have nothing left to give. The good news is that …

How to stay afloat when your workplace is toxic

Every day, you walk into work expecting the worst. Your once-dream job is a nightmare.<p>Maybe it’s because your boss is a jerk, incompetent (or both). …

Self-help

Monday, 8 A.M.: Time to Have a Baby

Two generations ago babies were born pretty much spontaneously, around the clock. But today in the U.S., about half of all births are cesarean …

Employers, Your Employees’ Lack Of Productivity Might Be All On You

Workers aren’t always to blame for distractions.<p>Think back to the last time you encountered a difficult challenge at work–one of those problems that requires hard, long thought and perhaps some focused drudgery to break through. What did you do?<br>If you work in the knowledge economy, chances are you …

11 kitchen styles!

Kitchen is the heart of your home, and it follows naturally that proper consideration be given to designing this space, loading it with tasteful (pun …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

How to get more followers on Instagram

How do you get followers on Instagram? Here’s a quick and simple guide to boosting your profile on the popular photo-sharing app.<p>Instagram themes<p>A strong theme is essential if you want to attract a large Instagram following, a scattergun approach of posting random photos on a variety of topics is …

Investing

Five Practices To Make You A Greater Leader And Manager

What are five practices you should have as a great manager?<p>The differences between being a great manager and being a great leader may not seem vast at first glance. There is, however, a delicate balance at play between the two, and in order to become greater at both you have to understand their …

Leadership

The easy way to remove water stains from wood furniture

Nothing ruins the luster of wood furniture quite like a watermark.<p>Watermarks -- or water stains -- are often caused by cold glasses, spills, or hot dishes places directly on the wood. Luckily, though, they aren't always permanent.<p>This guide will guide you through the process of removing these …

Cleaning

How Charitable Giving Can Impact Your Taxes

Updated March 01, 2018<p>Charitable giving during the holiday season is a recognized tradition all over the world. From donating to your favorite …

What's The Difference Between Being an Alcoholic and Just Really, Really Liking to Drink?

On my last milestone birthday, my best friend announced triumphantly that she had created a cake that captured my personality so perfectly that …

The Summer Living Room: 10 Airy Screened-In Porches

Screened-in porches are making a comeback, a trend we applaud. After years of dwindling popularity, porches are back on young homebuyers’ lists of …

Living Rooms

To Master Social Media, You Need These 15 Skills

When most of us use social media, we’re goofing off. But for a lucky subset of America, being on Facebook, Twitter and the rest . . . is part of the job! Which begs the question: What exactly do you need to master, if you want a corporation or nonprofit to hire you as a social media wizard?<p>The …

Customer Service

26 Poems, quotes, messages and greetings to write in an anniversary card

<b>Sometimes a simple ‘to’ and ‘from’ card just isn’t enough.</b><p>Anniversaries are all about putting in a little thought, so a well-researched quote or poem …

Poetry

As seen on TV: Smart home renovation ideas are showcased on the small screen

In a crowded landscape of home design/renovation television shows, is there room for one more? Marilynn Taylor of The Taylored Home hopes so.<p>Featured …

Daymond John: Get Out of Your Office and Into the Mix

The 'Shark Tank' star shares why it is so important to break down the office walls to open up the communication flow.<p>This story appears in the July 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Throughout my career, I worked in a traditional workspace. My company had an office, and I had a private office …

Renting versus buying: which will cost you more?

<b>Buying a home often works out cheaper than renting – but high rent costs and huge deposit requirements are locking first-time buyers out of home</b> …

3 Toxic Behaviors that Drain Your Mental Energy

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• “On my nursing shift at the hospital this evening, I was forced into a …

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A veneer tabletop is susceptible to scratches just like wood -- after all, veneer is a very thin layer of wood. Replacing the entire veneer would be impractical simply to get rid of a scratch. Instead of opting for an expensive repair or replacement, fix the scratch yourself with materials from …

What To Expect (With Your Finances) When You're Expecting

Five years ago, my wife and I found out we were having our first baby. This thrilling moment in our marriage was quickly followed by the sobering realization of the costs involved in raising a child.<p>Many people receive help from family, friends and baby showers in accumulating the big one-time …

Personal Finance