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An economic theory developed in 1817 can help you cut your to-do list in half

Most mornings, while I drink my coffee, I jot down a to-do list. “Call bank,” I write. “Respond to one zillion emails. Clean kitchen. Prepare for meeting. Write article. Read friend’s cover letter. Go for jog.” This is not a list of things that I will actually do. It’s more a list of things to …

Economics

These are the leading credit card processing companies

Credit card processors are mostly responsible for data transmission and security when you use your card at a store or online to make a purchase.<p>There are two types of processors in the payment-card system. Front-end processors route transactions from merchants to the cardholder's bank to gain …

FinTech

How to Deliver Criticism So Employees Pay Attention

In my college days I ranked among the top 10 women divers in the United States. I got that far not just because I worked hard — practicing every day in four-to-six-hour sessions — but also because I had an extremely tough coach who routinely offered both caring support and sharp criticism. Early in …

Base Camp Trailer

The season for campfires, exploring and chasing sunsets is upon us. Experience the outdoors with confidence and comfort in a Base Camp Trailer, …

The Case Against Sugar review – an unsweetened attack on diet myths

Gary Taubes’s latest assault on the ruinous effect of sugar on our lives and the promotion of fat-free diets is detailed and compelling<p>For the last 15 years, US journalist Gary Taubes has been the self-nominated public enemy No 1 of the global “healthy eating” establishment. His heresy has been to …

Diabetes

Soaring insulin prices are a case in point: A 'free market' in healthcare is doomed

A key feature of Republican plans to replace Obamacare is allowing market forces to boost innovation and competition among healthcare providers.<p>“Unleashing the power of choice and competition is the best way to lower healthcare costs and improve quality,” declares House Speaker<p>Paul Ryanin his …

The Best Free Social Security Claiming Calculators

In order to determine the best time to claim Social Security, you’ll need a specialized calculator.<p>Why? Because when you take Social Security will lock in place your lifetime benefit.<p>Generally, the earlier you take it, the lower the monthly payment. Social Security will pay you a premium if you …

7 Questions That Cure Terminal Procrastination

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on June 2, 2016.</i><p>We tend to think of procrastination as the cause of many bad things. You don’t get your work done on time, you miss deadlines, you let your great ideas languish too long, and you get …

Procrastination

What It Feels Like To Have Anxiety And Depression At The Same Time

<i>YourTango writer Rebecca Jane Stokes shares what it feels like to have both anxiety and depression.</i><p>Anxiety and depression are two mental illnesses …

HBR Must Reads: The Employer-Led Health Care Revolution

IHI is honored that <i>Harvard Business Review</i> included the article, <i>The Employer-Led Health Care Revolution</i>, co-authored by IHI Executive Director …

Health Care

Want to Spot the Rising Stars? Look for These 6 Behaviors

Top companies known for leadership excel at identifying the best workers. Here's what they look for.<p>The long-term success of a company depends on its ability to spot and nurture high-potential talent.<p>But many a leader assumes that performance alone will carry the day--such is not the case. (Sorry, …

How Many Hours Should A Salaried Employee Work?

Dear Liz,<p>I’m an HR Manager in a new job and I am running into a sticky issue.<p>In my new company different departments arrive and leave the office at different times. The official business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. but some people come in at 10 or 11 a.m. (or 6 or 7).<p>I think the flexibility is …

The Workplace

Dallas pension fund halts payments following mayor's lawsuit

(Reuters) - The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System’s board has halted withdrawals from a deferred retirement plan following a lawsuit by the city’s mayor, who claimed withdrawals were accelerating the $2.7 billion pension system’s descent into insolvency.<p>Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings speaks at a …

We compared prices of Trader Joe's items to those of Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value — here's what we found

We compared the prices of 24 different items at Trader Joe's with those of Whole Foods' Everyday Value to find out which store is the better value.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

The 155 Craziest Things Trump Said This Election

They used to be called gaffes, until he won the nomination. A highly subjective list of “Trumpisms.”<p>It all started on June 16, 2015, when he announced he’d run for president of the United States. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Donald Trump told the crowd gathered at …

The Fury and Failure of Donald Trump

Saturday, early October, at a fairground 40 minutes southwest of Milwaukee. The very name of this place, Elkhorn, conjures images of past massacres …

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How Leading Employers Are Shifting Focus To Employee Well-Being

Since President Barrack Obama took over the White House in 2008, healthcare has been a big topic of conversation in this country. Much of this conversation has focused on businesses and their obligations to employees. And while businesses have been mandated to adhere to certain rules and …

HHS awards $350,000 to bolster cybersecurity in healthcare

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will ante $350,000 toward a better system of information sharing about cyber threats across …

Q&A: How Cleveland Clinic engages in digital health, employee wellness & care quality

From a major push for the improvement of quality of care provided via shifts in payments made to physicians to the rise of physician burnout, …

Digital Health

How to Make the Ultimate Garage Workbench

For the past six months, I've been hammering and banging on a flimsy folding plastic table. That's right. I'm a full-time DIY and how-to blogger, a …

Woodworking

His medical bills went from $12,000 to $0. Now he's waging a 'vendetta' against overcharging

When Victor Echevarria started Remedy in July 2015, he wanted to help Americans who are overbilled for their medical care.<p>His cofounder had gone to bus stops and talked to people about their health and what was stressing them out. The answer was always about how much it costs, and Echevarria …

Personal Finance

Conqueror Off Road Campers Now Available in North America

In the last few years the North American trailer market has exploded. A dozen new manufacturers have entered the fray and existing brands are …

Backcountry Luxury! The Base Camp Trailer

Looking to do a little camping now that the weather is warm? Well today we’ve got a great way to hit the backcountry, The Base Camp Trailer. This …

Build It: Movable Kitchen Island

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The 8-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor …

Time Management

Change Your Breath, Change Your Life: The Daily Routine Athletes Love

Professional surfer Koa Smith is gearing up for the Volcom Pipe Pro surf competition on the North Shore of Oahu. The beach is packed with fans, and the waves are thunderous. Smith is lying on his back on the floor of a house abutting the sand and breathing very deliberately, trying to keep it …

Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your 'fitness age,' and you can try it right now

But if you exercise pretty frequently and eat right, then you might be a lot younger than you think — at least as far as something called your "fitness age" is concerned.<p>The "fitness-age calculator," which determines your fitness age based on how physically fit you are — rather than how many years …

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