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6 Toxic People Who May Be Sabotaging Your Happiness

I once read a quote by motivational speaker Jim Rohn that blatantly stated, "You're the average of the five people you spend the most time with." It's an alarming thought -- shouldn't you be your <i>own</i> person, and not the sum of those around you?<p>However, if you think about it, Rohn's theory kind of …


5 Social Good Business Trends To Watch In 2015

Recycling goes upscale. Reuse becomes aspirational. Take a look at the social good trends that will help companies market their brands this year.<p>It’s the start of the new year, and everyone is wondering what is ahead. Questions run the gamut from “Could it be as bad as last year?” to “What kind of …

Why Personality Is A Better Predictor Of Success Than Intelligence

When it comes to academic achievement, intelligence is an important factor -- but it is certainly not the only, or even the most important, factor.<p>According to a new Australian study, <i>personality</i> is a better predictor of success in school than intelligence as measured by traditional standardized …


15 Must-Try Beauty Trends from the People’s Choice Awards

Good news ladies! So far this year we’re already seeing spring’s biggest beauty trends in full force on the lovely ladies that attended last night’s People’s Choice Awards. No matter what their age, skin tone or style, these celebs all donned simply executed hair and makeup looks that delivered a …


Stop Procrastinating Tip: Practice Discomfort

Tweet<p>Share<p>Share<p>+1<p>Pin<p>Awaken From the Nap<p>Anything that you want to achieve in life will require that you tolerate some discomfort. For example, if you …

How The Internet of Things Will Shake Up Retail In 2015

Just as there’s no pause button or adjustment period between one year and the next, technology doesn’t wait for laggards to catch up. That’s why, as we barrel into 2015, smart retailers are rapidly adopting one or more of a half-dozen technological breakthroughs that are beginning to permanently …

Internet of Things

These 15 US Cities Are Driving The Future

A whopping 8 out of the top 15 best performing cities are local tech hubs — including the top 6.<p>Most of the rest are beneficiaries of the oil shale boom.<p>Milken's rankings are based on data from both long- and short-term growth in jobs, wages, salaries, and technological output.

Urban Design

10 Surefire Ways To Build Your Wealth In 2015

<i>Be sure to check out the related story, 10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity in 2015.</i><p>A new year brings renewed energy to strive for one’s goals and dreams. And key to that pursuit is money.<p>Whether you’ve set your sights on launching a business, taking a trip to Patagonia, or buying a house, …

Personal Finance

Gen Y, Use Your Money

Personal finance scares a lot of people. But money can be about joy, doing what you love in your young adulthood, and living the life of your dreams. …

Personal Finance

How Many Interests Should a Couple Have in Common

On the surface, my boyfriend and I are something of an odd couple. I'm into feminism, fashion and beauty, and staying up-to-date on various TV plotlines. He's all about Middle East politics, running more miles than should be humanly possible, and playing chess. Because of our long-distance status, …