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The Top 10 Time Wasters for Any Small Business Owner

Have you ever glanced at the clock and thought, “where did the time go?” There are only so many hours in each day. If your to-do list looks …

100 Coaching Book Recommendations, Part 2: Life Skills, Productivity, Peak Performance, and Personal Finance

In my last post I shared book recommendations for entrepreneurship, leadership and management, sales and marketing, job search, career change, and biographies of business and career success. Here are more coaching book recommendations for general life skills:<p><b>Life Coaching</b><p><i>Awaken the Giant Within:</i> …

How to have a better time management using my calendar?

As a freelance or business owner you have a lot of responsibilities regarding your projects and deadlines, what you need to do next and which task …

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveil mortgages with 3% down payment

Hoping to broaden the pool of home buyers and boost the real estate market,<p>Fannie MaeandFreddie Macare launching mortgage programs with down payments as low as 3%.<p>The move, targeting buyers with good credit but little cash, has drawn fire for encouraging the kind of risky lending that caused the …

Real Estate

Holiday (Financial) Hangovers: 9 Ways to Avoid Seasonal Overspending

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>The best thing about the holidays: We get a free pass to down one too many hot toddies, say yes to an extra slice of cheesecake—and shop like your last name is Hilton.<p>The worst thing about the holidays: We have to deal with the aftermath of those …

Build a Better Diet

Ride stronger with meals from the Mediterranean<p>In the region where olives flourish, people flourish, too. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and even Alzheimer's are far less common in Mediterranean countries, such as Greece, Italy, France and Spain. Perhaps this explains why many of the world's best …

7 Crock Pot Entrées to Add to Your Dinner Arsenal

Search the Internet for slow cooker entrées, and you’ll find there’s no shortage of recipes online. But you’ll likely also discover that the majority …

Cooking

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

7 Ways to Practice Positivity and Optimism Every Day

By now the benefits of positive thinking are well established. Sages, psychologists, neuroscientists, researchers and doctors all have been espousing the benefits of positive thinking for hundreds of years.<p>Positive thinking helps us to be healthier, more productive and ultimately happier. Yet for …

Do You Think You Could You Do A Better Job Than Your Manager?

According to an international poll recently conducted by Monster.com, an overwhelming majority of people believe that they could do a better job than their manager. When asked the question, “In your current or most recent job, do you think you could do a better job than your manager?” over 4,800 …

Obamacare advisor thinks voters are 'stupid' (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: S.E. Cupp is the author of "Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity," co-author of "Why You're Wrong About the Right," a columnist at the New York Daily News and a political commentator for Glenn Beck's The Blaze.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- With a fourth video released, …