Ryan Benczik

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Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

Books

9x13 Chicken Recipes So Delicious You’ll Make Them Again and Again

Crowd-pleasing chicken recipes you can rely on—every time.<p>The best thing about a chicken casserole—other than its gloriously creamy and cheesy …

Opinion: How to teach your children to be investors rather than spenders

As a guest speaker at colleges and high schools, I discovered that most teenagers are clueless about investing. They get an “A” for knowing how to …

Investing

The No. 1 trait highly charismatic people all share, according to science

William von Hippel, a psychology professor from the University of Queensland in Australia, conducts eccentric experiments to uncover the thought …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

Yoga, Sustainability, Politics, Spirituality.

10 Of The Cheapest Countries To Travel To

<b>1. Nicaragua</b><p>Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, but it’s been under the radar for years due to natural disasters and political …

The 10 Best Books to Help You Retire Richer, According to Financial Advisors

How to retire early, with no worries.<p>Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there’s no shortage of books that say they’ll show you how to …

This Amazing Map Depicts The 13,000 Hidden Wonders Of The World That You Need To Visit

Consider this your source of travel inspo for life.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

These 2 Words Are the Trick to Scoring a Flight Upgrade

British writer Tilly Bagshawe is the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her first, Adored, was a Jackie Collins-style …

Black Bean Burgers with Comeback Sauce Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Rinse and sort beans according to package directions. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add onion, bell pepper, and, …

3 Tips For Amazon Success From The Top Consultant To Million Dollar Brands Damian Prosalendis

That small retailers seems to ignore<p>Most Amazon Sellers operate under the assumption that all they need to do to be successful is put their products on Amazon. They seem to believe that because they listed their products their job is done and that Amazon is going to take care of everything else on …

10 Quotes From 'The Alchemist' That Outline How We Should Live Our Lives

Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist," a fable about following your dreams, has sold more than 65 million copies worldwide in more than 50 different …

Motivation

Top Ten Business Books For 2017

Just in time for the holidays, here is a list of 10 books, published this year, that you may want to consider putting under the corporate tree for your boss or colleague. While much of what I read is focused on customer service and customer experience, you’ll also find books listed here about …

Customer Service

I asked 8 brilliant people for their best advice — here's what they told me

2017 was an interesting year for me. I turned 40, lost several close friends of mine, and came to some sobering realizations that often strike people who are in the middle of their lives.<p>I didn't have a midlife crisis per se, more of a midlife reassessment. So over the past year, I've been reaching …

Middle Age

This stunning Swiss city is the most Instagrammed place in the world in the winter

Bern has been named the most popular location to Instagram when the cold sets in, according to research by laser eye surgery clinic Focus …

5 Mental Traps Preventing People From Building Wealth

Read this if you're trying to save money and spend less.<p><b>"Dollars and Sense," by behavioral economist Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler explains that people tend to approach money irrationally.</b>• <b><br>But to build wealth, we have to out-think our emotions.</b>• <b><br>To do it, we have to be aware of psychological pitfalls</b> …

Many unaware of Roth 401(k) benefits

If you’re lucky enough to have a Roth 401(k) at work, there’s a good chance that you don’t really understand the features and benefits of that workplace retirement savings account.<p>Consider: just one-third of some 1,000 Roth 401(k) plan participants surveyed by Cerulli Associates could accurately …

Retirement

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

Inflammation

The Truth About Your Financial Advisor

What business owners probably don't know about the financial advisor they're working with (but should)<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from</i> <i>Mark J. Kohler</i> <i>and Randall A. Luebke’s book</i> The Business Owner’s Guide to Financial Freedom<i>. Buy it now from</i> …

Small Business

Ten uncomfortable deeds that will pay off forever

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” The very act of stepping …

Couple making $200,000 a year say they are just scraping by

An annual household income of $200,000 is nearly four times as much as the median annual income in the United States. But although bringing in that …

The 40% Rule: The Simple Secret To Success

There is no shortage of business books on the market (including mine), most of which claim to hold the secrets to success.<p>As a business book writer myself, I’m not inclined to disparage any of these. Most offer useful tactics that entrepreneurs can use to streamline their processes and boost their …

Motivation

I retired at 43 but I still have over $100,000 of debt — and I love it

So, I'm financially independent and no longer work, but I still have a load of debt. And I love it. This debt has made me some serious money.<p>I'll explain all, but let's back up for a moment.<p>That debt is my home mortgage. I bought my last home for about $175,000. I had the cash to buy it outright, …

Personal Finance

7 Facebook Messenger Marketing Strategies You Can Try Today

There are now more than 1.3 billion people using Facebook Messenger every month1. Yes, billion with a b!<p>Have you considered the possibility of using …

Social Media

The Coolest Cooler: Otter Box’s New Venture 45

As a long-time fan of Otter Box phone and pad cases, I was a little surprised to see the Colorado-based company enter the seemingly saturated cooler …

13 Successful People on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Get these on your shelf now.<p>Need a book recommendation for a young, out-of-work, or fledgling wild-card on your Christmas list? Or some words of …

10 Quick Year-End Financial Planning Tips

With the fourth quarter of the year upon us, it can be a smart time to take inventory of your financial situation. Here are 10 easy steps to complete an effective assessment.<p><i>1. Assess your 2017 plan progress.</i> Look at any areas of your 2017 written financial plan that you have not yet accomplished …

17 of the Best Breakfast Casseroles for Fall

One way I know fall is truly here is when I wake up craving anything but my usual bowl of yogurt and fruit. With the arrival of brisk mornings, I …

Breakfast

Forget AI -- IA Could Make You More Money

What investors need to know about the sibling of artificial intelligence -- intelligence augmentation.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage. …

Artificial Intelligence