Sam Gagnon

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Science Says Only 8 Percent of People Actually Achieve Their Goals. Here Are 7 Things They Do Differently

Most of the time, it comes down to simple habits to keep us accountable.<p>According to the University of Scranton, a whopping 92 percent of people who set New Year's goals never actually achieve them. You can count me in that group. Failing to meet goals is pretty frustrating and can set you …

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

Workouts

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Employment

Practicing These 3 Daily Habits Will Inherently Make You More Successful

Keep yourself grounded as you shoot of the starts.<p>Every person works differently, and every brain is wired differently. This makes it hard to pinpoint what daily actions can lead people to thrive. Instead of listing of to-do's that can help one succeed, it's important to recognize that success …

20 Luxury Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

Just because you’re not a member of the one percent, it doesn’t mean you can’t travel like it. Whether it’s booking a safari adventure or vacationing …

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Get Rid of These 4 Bad Habits

Ever been tagged as someone who assumes too much? You may not like this article.<p>Think good communication matters at work? You bet. In fact, the world's most successful billionaire entrepreneurs have already declared its importance.<p>Warren Buffett recently told a graduate student earning his MBA at …

How to Write a Business Plan for Your Startup

Anyone can have a great idea. But turning an idea into a viable business is a different ballgame.You may think you’re ready to launch a startup …

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 …

How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

Apps

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

3 Ways a Seductive Call to Action Can Make Any Sales Email Irresistible

Even the highest open rates won't do you much good if people aren't actually replying to your sales emails.<p>A sales email's subject line gives recipients an initial glimpse of you and your business and, hopefully entices them to open an email. But it's the call to action (CTA) that usually …

6 Pull-Up Alternatives to Help You Bust Through Plateaus

You know you swing your legs too much. Let our friendly fitness pros help.<p>Are you one of these people who <i>never</i> swings their legs during pull-ups, strenuously avoiding reliance on that tiny bit of momentum that allows you to cheat your way to the top of the motion? Are you? Cool! You are probably …

7 Dinge, die Sie tun müssen, bevor Sie ins Ausland gehen

Irgendwann passiert es jedem Reisenden. Da bist du, sitzt an einem abgelegenen Strand oder in einem unglaublich malerischen Straßencafé, und der …

DIY Co. launches JAM to help kids learn what they don’t in school, with a little help from Cartoon Network

DIY Co., the education tech startup led by Vimeo designer and co-founder Zach Klein, has launched a new online learning platform for kids called JAM.com.<p>The company also quietly closed a $4 million round of venture funding led by Learn Capital, joined by Spark Capital, at the end of 2015 to support …

How to Set Exercise and Weight Loss Goals for Beginners

If you're trying to lose weight, get healthy, build muscle or get better at sports you probably know the first thing you need to do: Set some …

Got 30 Minutes and Some Floor Space? Do This Simple, Effective Workout

Never underestimate what a few bodyweight exercises can do<p>Travel is no excuse to skip your workout.<p>Whether you’re at the beach, a Holiday Inn in Cleveland, or a cabin in the woods, you can do this beast of a routine designed by Emily Skye, a trainer and fitness model based in Brisbane, …

61 Ways to Get Your Employees Super Engaged

Learn what it means to maximize your team's commitment, effort and loyalty.<p>Employee engagement is a concept that is getting a lot of attention lately. But there are good reasons that it's worth paying attention to:<p>Highly engaged employees outperform their disengaged colleagues by 20 to 28 percent. …