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The 7 Brand Advocate Types You Need To Know (Infographic)

When I remodeled my first house I started with the bathrooms. Everything in the bathrooms needed to go except the sink and the toilets. They had stood the test of time because they were made by Kohler. But in one of the bathrooms a Kohler toilet had cracked because the floor of my house (original …

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Could the NSA use Microsoft's Xbox One to spy on you?

Skype swore wiretaps weren't possible before recent reports. Is Kinect next?<p>You close a laptop when you're not using it. Your phone faces the inside of a pocket, a purse, or lies flat on a table. But the Microsoft Kinect, a camera that will come connected to every new Xbox One game console, gets a …

How To Turn Creative Ideas Into Revenue

[quote style=”boxed”]”…we keep our overhead as low as possible. Call it bootstrapping or call it Lean – we call it ‘keep it in the bank.’” – Shannon …

A Quick Trick For Getting A Big Raise

Every time I’ve ever had a discussion about my salary, it never occurred to me to discuss anything but a round number, in the thousands, and preferably in the fives or tens of thousands. I recall a recent talk about a potential jump to another employer. We discussed numbers and they were all in …

How The Anxiety Epidemic In The American Workplace Is Ruining Your Health

While there are a host of factors that contribute to anxiety, our work culture plays a big role. It's where people spend most of their waking hours; and how we process our work lives has a dramatic affect on our well being.<p>"Surveys show that stress levels [in the US] have progressively increased …

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

In my new eBook, <i>365 Inspirational Quotes: Daily Motivation For Your Best Year Ever</i>, I share the quotations that have inspired me as I’ve launched my companies, written my books and raised my children. In the spirit of self motivation, here are my top 100 inspirational quotes.<p>1. Life is about making …

Breathing And Your Brain: Five Reasons To Grab The Controls

The advice to “just breathe” when you’re stressed may be a cliché of Godzilla-sized proportions, but that doesn’t make it untrue. The substance behind the saying is research-tested—and not only to manage stress.<p>Breathing is an unusual bodily function in that it is both involuntary and voluntary. …

Axio returns as Melon, an EEG headband that'll help you learn to focus

The quantified self movement's gaining steam, with companies creating all sorts of gadgets to track our activity levels, sleeping habits and even what's going on inside our heads. Melon's an EEG headband that taps into your brain's inner workings to show you how well you maintain mental focus. We …

The real IRS scandal

<b>Super PAC co-founder Karl Rove (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)</b><p>Forget Tea Party targeting. The true abuse of power is letting big corporations make secret campaign donations<p>Robert Reich<p>May 17, 2013 7:56pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>“This systematic abuse cannot be fixed with just one …

Obama’s media shield law makes prosecuting journalists even easier

United States President Barack Obama is encouraging Congress to take up a media shield law that was abandoned at the start of his administration, but …

A Collaborative History with Daft Punk

By now it’s old news that Daft Punk tagged a motley crew of collaborators for their fourth studio album, <i>Random Access Memories</i>. Nile Rodgers, …

What the hell is happening on the Sun?

In less than 24 hours, the Sun has unleashed a trio of X-Class solar flares. They are the first, second and third X-class eruptions of 2013, making …