Rod Balliette

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5 Financial Myths That Are Totally False

It’s astonishing how much financial misinformation manages to float around the Internet.<p>Let’s separate fact and fiction.<p>These are five financial myths that are totally false, and what you should know instead.<p><b>Your home is an investment</b><p>Your home, first and foremost, is a place to live where you can …

Personal Finance

Butch Harmon's Simple Setup Tips Will Eliminate Chunks Or Skulls

Forget the swing. It's all about the setup<p>When I get students who complain about poor chipping, here's where I go first: How far are they standing from the ball? If you're more than a foot away, you're adding variables that just aren't necessary. The biggest issue is, the club will tend to swing …

Golf

Want to shape shots like the pros? Here's how to do it on command

<i>Tour players don't like to discuss how they shape shots. They simply shape them, whether it's by "thinking" fade or, maybe, "feeling" a draw. Trust</i> …

Golf

15 Life-Saving Kitchen Hacks

Including how to keep your produce fresh for longer!

27 Life-Changers on Amazon for Under $15

These must-have items will give your life a serious upgrade, and they all cost less than a fancy sandwich.<p>Without hyperbole, changing your life in …

Here's Why Knowing The Correct Racing Line Makes You Faster

A lot of street driving novices might try to justify swerving like a maniac all over the road in some sort of effort to hit what they call a “racing …

27 'healthy' habits that are actually making you gain weight

There was a period of time when people thought smoking tobacco was healthy. Experts also downplayed just how detrimental sugar is to your health, and let's not forget about the low-fat craze of the '80s and early '90s. All of this is to say: Certain once-believed "healthy" habits turned out to be …

32 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease.<p>It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body …

World Trade Center

10 Free Video Series for Learning to Design in Photoshop

If you’re new to the design world then Photoshop may feel intimidating. But it’s the most useful design software you can learn for handling all types …

This Simple Technique Will Make You a Much Better Negotiator

Always leave money on the table.<p><i>What are the basics of the art of negotiation? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Auren Hoffman, SafeGraph CEO, on Quora:</b><p><b>Always leave money on the …

You could get an extra $1,000 back in your tax refund with this little-known tax credit

Believe it or not, the government will pay you to save.<p>I'm serious. Check this out.<p>It's called the Saver's Credit, and it's one of the most valuable tax credits available. But sadly it's one of the most overlooked.<p>If you're a low- or middle-income worker, you can take this tax credit if you …

How to Hit a Draw in 5 Minutes

Just about every middle-handicapper I play with in a pro-am is trying really hard to erase that left-to-right shot. I don't blame them. Who wants to hit a slice? Most would agree they'd rather learn how to hit a draw. My normal shot is a draw, which to me looks like a straight shot that just moves …

39 of the best secret categories on Netflix and how to find them

Netflix has an insane amount of content, but it's not always easy to find what you want.<p>The categories Netflix gives you access to are broad, which is made more frustrating by the knowledge that Netflix splits movies and TV shows into incredibly specific micro-categories.<p>Luckily, it's pretty easy …

The Differences Between Busy vs. Productive People

Are You a Busy Donkey or a Productive Unicorn?<p>The quest to being more effective at work has hatched misconceptions about what having a productive workday really means. It has also led most people into thinking that being busy is tantamount to being productive.<p>Here are some valuable insights into …

10 Principles for Leading Through Change: A Navy SEAL's Approach

Dealing with change can suck on any battlefield. Here are 10 principles for success.<p>It wasn't long after I left the SEAL Teams, attended graduate school and started my first company that I realized <i>change</i> is a consistent reality in today's more volatile and disruptive business landscape. It affects …

So You Want to Be a Professional Photographer

There’s much more to being a professional photographer than meets the eye. Making photos for your clients is about 5 percent of the job. Making a …

Small Business

Performance Reviews Are Dead: Here's What You Should Do Instead

The dreaded annual performance review is a relic of the industrial age. To manage people in times of fast change you need to do this.<p>Anyone who has had the privilege to lead has also had the responsibility of the dreaded annual performance review.<p>We've all been through them, but I've yet to meet …

A $600 Billion Employee Engagement Problem Solved: Empathy

Today’s workforce is experiencing everything from an alarming skilled labor shortage to an increasing lack of employee engagement that concerns every business – no matter if you’re a startup or a Fortune 100 company. Gallup research shows that the average U.S. employee is not only unengaged at …

Employee Engagement

New Research Says You Will Need This 1 Rare Management Skill to Be Successful

As the new poster boy for "Managing Compassionately," LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has just raised the bar for leaders everywhere.<p>Conventional management thinking demands that standard work traits that drive results -- things like persistence, sacrifice, grit, resilience -- are what most bottom-line …

This Dealership is Selling 725-HP Ford F-150s for $38,000

Is the SVT Raptor too much money for too little power? This supercharged F-150 might do the trick.<p>Ford<p>Last week, we covered Ohio-based dealership …

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Legendary Football Coach Nails It With 1 Brilliant Sentence

A profound quote decades old, it's even more applicable in today's social economy.<p>A few days ago, I was listening to a Higher Purpose podcast where the host, Kevin Monroe, asked his guest JeffHarmon, a leadership coach and author of <i>The Anatomy of a Principled Leader</i>, about the challenges of using …

You Can Start This 6-Figure Service Business Tomorrow Morning for Under $100

The people delivering bread to grocery stores make good money but never get a vacation. That's a lucrative problem you can solve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About a year ago, I wrote an article about a six-figure service business that you can start for less than a …

10 Tour Pro Ball Striking Tips

Need help with your ball striking? Check out these superb tips from 10 of the world's best players<p><b>10 Tour Pro Ball Striking Tips</b><p>As golfers, we are …

Golf

This Is How Photographers Shoot Their Families

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing any type of family reunion or relationship in the Family In The Holidays …

Siblings

I've Heard 20,000 Elevator Pitches. Here's What They've Taught Me About Getting Funded

Elevator pitches have evolved a lot in the past three decades of startups.<p>I first wrote about elevator pitches more than decade ago. It was 2006. At that time, I'd seen more than 2,000 elevator pitches and I wanted to share the ins and outs of how entrepreneurs initially capture investor …

By Doing Something No One Expected, Golden State Warriors' Coach Steve Kerr Taught a Brilliant Leadership Lesson

How do you motivate a team that doesn't have anything to prove? Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr just showed us.<p>As the leader of a team, what would you do if you felt that you were losing control? That your team members were no longer responding to your efforts?<p>That's the situation Golden State …

Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

It's what holds all three together or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates to …

Ultimate Golfer's Guide to Pebble Beach: Where to Play, Stay, Eat

A round at Pebble Beach costs more than five Franklins. And it's worth every penny. A trip to this seaside paradise— host to five U.S. Opens, 70 Tour …

Phil Mickelson has two legs up on hitting it longer, straighter -- seriously

PEBBLE BEACH — “I walk around this golf course,” a radio reporter said to Phil Mickelson Thursday afternoon at Spyglass Hill, “and I wonder how you shot 62 here.”<p>This, ladies and gentlemen, is called a set-up line.<p>Mickelson, who set the course record in 2005, could have gone any of a number of …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …