Tom Lafrancois

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Banning Small Talk From Your Conversations Makes You Happier, Says Science (Ask Any of These 12 Questions for a Change)

When you attend a networking event, cocktail party, or meet someone for a business lunch, exchanging superficial small talk is par for the course.<p>Sure, questions like <i>What do you do?</i> and <i>Where do you live?</i> are almost necessary to get some conversational momentum. But how many of us are willing to go …

Thomas Jefferson

Easy SAT has students crying over 'shocking' low scores

Consumer<p>High school students across the country are demanding that the College Board rescore the June SAT exam after they got lower scores than they expected, even if they got more questions right than the first time they took the test.<p>"I was really shocked and sad," Ashley Kim, 17, a rising senior …

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Bestselling author Seth Godin recommends 7 audiobooks that will change your life

'Secrets of Closing the Sale' by Zig Ziglar<p><i>Amazon</i><p>Godin said he listened to the late author and marketing expert Zig Ziglar's audiobooks so many times …

32 Of The Absolute Best Products On Amazon — Because 5,000+ Reviewers Can't Be Wrong

For better or for worse, Amazon has some of the most brutally honest reviewers on the internet. If there's something to be said about an item, …

Want to Go to College for Free?

It's no secret that college is expensive. Unless you’re one of the lucky ones who received a full scholarship to your dream school or had an …

College & University

How Can 73 Percent of Companies Not Be Prepared for Hackers?

Most organizations admit to having inadequate defenses, even as cyberattacks continue to intensify.<p>A new report reveals a stunning level of apathy about cybersecurity among businesses in five nations under continuous attack by hackers.<p>Chicago-based insurance company Hiscox commissioned a survey of …

3 Ways to Improve Your Cybersecurity in 2018

If companies in every industry don't start taking security seriously, this past year will be considered mild compared with what's to come.<p><i>By Shawn Freeman, founder of Calgary-based TWT Group.</i><p>2017 was a rough year for cybersecurity. Major companies like Equifax and Yahoo were in the news for massive …

I'm a startup CEO — here are 8 lessons critical to success I've already started teaching my kids

How comfortable are you with the unknown? Scientists say that successful entrepreneurs have a strong tolerance for ambiguity. But most company founders also know that the opposite of success is failure. The stakes are high and losing hurts. And that is a good thing. If it did not hurt — we would …

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How to Stay Ahead in the Changing Game of College Admissions

College admissions criteria for elite schools are changing and parents must astutely keep up to tailor applications<p>The college admissions process is evolving rapidly and has changed markedly over the past half-to-full decade, as the most selective schools look for demonstrated passions rather than …

Apple Launches App Development Curriculum for U.S. High School and College Students

Apple today announced a new app development curriculum designed for students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing app economy. The curriculum comes as a free download from the iBooks Store.<p>Called "App Development with Swift", the full-year course aims to teach students the elements of app …

Technology

The Skinny Gut Diet: Balance Your Digestive System for Permanent Weight Loss

Table of Contents<p>Introduction: The Gut Factor-What Stands Between You and Your Skinny Jeans? ix<p>Chapter 1 A Remarkable Discovery-Guess Who's Coming to …

30 life-changing secrets to success we wish someone had told us by 30

If you don't make mistakes in your 20s? Then you're probably not doing it right.<p>In fact, some lessons you really must learn the hard way.<p>Next time …

What You Should Do to Overcome The Peter Principle

Here is why one of the staples of modern management theory is wrong, and what you should do about it.<p>In 1969, Canadian Author Lawrence Peter developed an unorthodox concept that became known as The Peter Principle. Paraphrased, it states that employees will always rise to their level of …

No Reserve: 1960 Plymouth Fury 4-Door

This 1960 Plymouth Fury is a stock 4-door example with a 318ci V8 and 3-speed push-button automatic that reportedly spent most of its life in …

Hadoop Is Falling | Articles | Chief Data Officer

Three years ago, looking beyond Hadoop was insanity, and there was little else that could come close according to many in the media. However, the …

From Selling Water on the Street Corner to a Multi-Million Dollar Online Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Make millions from just your laptop!”</i> I know what you’re thinking: That sounds more like a cheesy infomercial or a daydream fantasy. But think again and meet Army veteran Emanuel “Manny” Hernandez, who went from street-corner water …

This essay got a high-school senior into Harvard, Yale, MIT, and other top schools

But before he was accepted to the prestigious Ivy League school, he had to first navigate the tricky process of writing a stellar admissions essay.<p>His hard work certainly paid off. In addition to Harvard, he gained acceptances at Yale, MIT, Columbia and the University of Virginia.<p>Rodriquez …

9 Healthy Things Successful People Do Every Morning

For most of us, healthy living includes semi-regular workouts and attempts to eat as healthy as possible. But work, family, and the occasional happy hour have a weird way of intercepting even the most stringent wellness plan. As does the snooze button, because—as you've been told time and time …

Frank Sinatra's Fettuccine Recipe Is the Perfect Dinner Dish

We'd expect nothing less from the Italian-American crooner.<p>Before you commit to the latest diet trend and swear off carbs entirely in 2017, you'll want to give Frank Sinatra's famous fettuccine recipe a try. Originally published in <i>The Sinatra Celebrity Cookbook: Barbara, Frank, and Friends</i> …