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The Pirate Bay blocked: 4 best alternatives to download free entertainment content

These top sites are the best alternatives to Kickass Torrents and The Pirate Bay.<p>The fight to curb piracy has never been fiercer. Over the years, …

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they …

How to Lead Versus Manage, to Improve Your Team's Success

To engage workers, step back from the day to day and focus on proactive, inspiring leadership rather than reactive, putting-out-fires management.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book</i> …

An executive coach shares 7 tips for disagreeing effectively at work

It might be with a co-worker, a customer, or a boss. You don't want to get into an argument. You don't want to appear disagreeable.<p>Yet, you can't just go along. Difficult times call for difficult conversations.<p>Here are seven ways to help you look reasonable, interested and supportive, even as you …

The Seven Best Scotch Whiskies For Under $75

<i>By Richard Thomas</i>The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask<i><br>(Credit: William Grant & Sons)</i>Scotch whisky is known for being at least a little more …

A Homemade Cheesesteak Is a Thing of Beauty

Making cheesesteaks at home doesn’t require any fancy moves—only the willingness to turn your kitchen into a South Philly hoagie shop.<p>A well-made cheesesteak is a thing of beauty. All the ingredients kind of…fuse together. The thinly shaved beef, the glistening caramelized onions and peppers, the …

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The Four Most Difficult Personalities and How to Handle Them | Inc.com

As a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, many clients seek my help handling difficult relationships. Although the old saying "it takes two to tango" is almost always true, often I am convinced that my client is not the one with the enduring problem. Instead, he or she is having a tough time dealing …

Psychology

How Many Hours Should A Salaried Employee Work?

Dear Liz,<p>I’m an HR Manager in a new job and I am running into a sticky issue.<p>In my new company different departments arrive and leave the office at different times. The official business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. but some people come in at 10 or 11 a.m. (or 6 or 7).<p>I think the flexibility is …

The Workplace

Want to sleep peacefully? Pray this prayer of the night

The best way for a good night's sleep is to reclaim your inner peace and rest with a heart united to God<p>God in heaven,<br>O Creator,<br>O One who loved me …

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No Credit History? No Problem. Lenders Are Looking at Your Phone Data

Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers’ creditworthiness by using …

7 401(k) Rules You Should Know by Heart

Image source: Getty Images<p>With pensions now a thing that most of us can only wax nostalgic about, 401(k)s have become critical parts of many retirement plans. If you want to make the most of the 401(k) plan available to you, here are seven valuable rules to keep in mind.<p>First off, be sure to grab …

8 ways to increase your credit score to get a better mortgage rate

Your credit report and score are two essential elements that help determine your mortgage rates.<p>If you're seeking the best deal on a mortgage, you'll …

Prayer for Beginners

How’s your prayer life?<p>It’s a simple question, but it can be tough to answer. Literally it sounds like, “How has your talking to God been lately?” …

Social Media

14 of the most affordable places for Americans to retire outside the US

The prospect of living comfortably for less and seeing more of the world pushes many to consider becoming expats, yielding some unexpected (and welcome) benefits.<p>There are, of course, several key factors to consider before making the move abroad, including language, safety, and contact with loved …

Who Were the Ancient Israelites?

As you can see I’ve been writing a number of book reviews and recommendations recently. I plan to do this on an on-going basis. Because I read a lot …

It seems that people are increasingly interested in knowing more about the food they’re eating, particularly meat. Have you noticed this with your customers?

Whether for environmental, health, or ethical reasons, the past few years have seen a dramatic shift in consumer attitude toward learning more about …

How can I stop spam emails?

My wife and I have never received more than three or four spam emails each week for over two decades. Recently we started getting large volumes of spam. We are with BT but tend to use eM Client for our emails using the IMAP system. eM Client can dump these into Junk and blacklist the domain, but …

Information Systems

Should your startup be an LLC or corporation? Here are the pros and cons.

New entrepreneurs put a lot of time and thought into incorporating and choosing a business structure. After all, it’s the first big legal decision to …

Small Business

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

Lake Erie can get extremely violent and these are the photos to prove it

Lake Erie may be the warmest and shallowest of North America's Great Lakes, but it's more beast than beauty. The world's 12th largest lake is notoriously stormy and has been known to pound boats, break walls, and beaches with waves reaching 25 feet.<p>While gusts of wind over 50 miles per hour might …

5 Best Apps of the Week: The New Social Media App Everyone Is Freaking Out About + More!

Welcome back to best apps of the week time, where we scour the app stores and interwebs to bring the best and buzziest of new apps. This week you’re in for a treat, with a new social messaging app that is going viral as we speak (it was invented by one of Vine’s founders, so what’d you expect?), …

Apps

DENT: The stock market will start to crash by February, if not sooner

We recently learned that existing home sales in November crashed 10.5% from the month before.<p>Guess when the last time was when we saw these levels? The housing crisis of the mid- to late-2000s!<p>I also recently shared a chart showing a cataclysmic 82% drop in the ratio of new home sales to the U.S. …

Biblical and Catholic warnings about Christmas trees

What does the Bible teach about using trees in worship? Have Catholic writers made warnings against Christmas trees?<p>First, notice that the Bible has …

10 Phone Accessories That Could Make You Insta-Famous

It’s hard to remember a world without Instagram, but it must have been a dark, scary place where our eggs Benedict didn’t get <i>nearly</i> the attention they deserved. And did we seriously wait for magazines to see what celebrity hairstyles would be the next big thing? Thankfully, the app has made it …

These are the best scotch whiskies in the world

Does any drink carry the romance of the Single Malt Scotch? Ordering one at the bar or producing a bottle from cupboard is a sure affirmation of …

Whiskey

50+ sites to discover quality Christian videos to show and share

I’ve been sharing videos on Communicate Jesus since 2009. For example:• 25+ excellent videos to play in your Easter church services, and<br>• The ultimate …