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21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

Can heart attack damage be reversed?

In medical school, Gerald Karpman was taught that when it comes to matters of the heart, what's done is done.<p>"If you survived the heart attack, you survived at the level that you were going to be," he recalls. "Whatever damage was done was permanent."<p>That thinking has prevailed until very recently, …

Lower Mainland real estate sales trend continues rise

Print<p>Related<p>Property sales across the Lower Mainland continued at a rising pace in May, extending a trend of strengthening demand that began in the …

The Power of Storytelling: How We Got 300% More People To Read Our Content

Imagine that you’ve written a blog post that can help thousands of people solve a really painful problem.<p>You’ve written the post, edited it, looked …

How to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, conquering challenge and failure is essential to the success of your business. You can learn to cultivate that resilience by training your brain to stay positive when times are tough.<p>"People tend to have a cognitive …

14 habits of exceptionally likable people

One thing that will never change in business is the advantage charisma offers. The ability to form lasting relationships built on genuine empathy will always beat out a cold-blooded Machiavellian approach in the long run<p>The writer Napoleon Hill recognized this as a young business journalist and …

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Study links statins to higher diabetes risk

Patients who take strong cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may be at greater risk of developing diabetes, a Canadian study has found.<p>Stroke …

Best Store Bought Salad Dressing - Consumer Reports

We did find nine Very Good dressings, listed in the Ratings. The also-rans include dressings from big names such as Hidden Valley, Kraft, and …

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The world according to John Irving

Until last week, I'd never read a John Irving novel.<p>I'm not sure I even tried. It's not like there was a shortage of opportunities. Every bookshelf of a certain age carries a well-thumbed copy of <i>The Cider House Rules, The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Hotel New Hampshire</i>. …

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10 Theories to Know For Greater Persuasion Power

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>What are we really talking about when we’re talking about conversions?<p>Persuasion, right? Influence.<p>When we talk about conversions, we are—most of the time—discussing ways we can be more persuasive, more influential. We’re interested in meeting the …