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Common Amazon Echo problems and how to fix them

The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are the best voice-controlled smart home speakers you can buy. They work with many different smart home products and …

Smart Homes

The 10-Minute Cycling Workout that’s Just as Effective as a 50-Minute Routine

10-Minute WorkoutThis routine is just as beneficial as 50 minutes of moderate work.The next time you're plodding through a run (that's more like a …

Indoor Cycling

Cycling Tips With Rapid Returns

We all want to get better, faster, and leaner, but the work involved can seem overwhelming—unless you take it one step at a time. Here are small changes that add up to big results.<p><b>Strike Oil</b> <br>Oiling your chain at least once a week (at minimum, every 100 miles) will not only make you faster due to …

How To Clean (Almost) Anything And Everything

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Engagement Rings

8 Things Parents Need to Know About the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, and iOS 8

It's<p>iPhone 6 day! If you are one of the lucky few to be holding an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in your hands, we applaud you — you've certainly got that endurance thing down! For the rest of us, it will probably be a few days (or months) before we get our hands on the new devices, but that doesn't …

Personal Success Defined in 5 Scientific Principles |

There are thousands of books about business success, but most are based upon the author's personal observations and consulting experience. That raises a question: <i>Is there any science to business success?</i><p>Surprisingly, you can find a great deal of science in the five basic principles:<p>1. Successful …

Ford Motor Company

How to Discount Products the Right Way |

"My last six prospects have been giving me the runaround, asking for all sorts of extras, changing their minds about buying," my friend complained.<p>He clearly wanted my advice, so I asked: "Have you changed the way you sell?"<p>"That's the most confusing part!" he responded. "To prevent this sort of …


15 Ways to Fix Everything With Vinegar

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How to use new features in iOS 7 and iOS 7.1


A Day in The Life of Barbara Corcoran and Her Executive Assistant

Garmin gets in on fitness bracelet craze with vivofit

With the new vívofit, Garmin is rolling performance-tracking into a package that's significantly smaller and sleeker than its typical fitness watch. …

Fitness Technology

Mover & Shaker Pens Built For Writing on the Go

The one issue with 90% of the pen projects posted on Kickstarter is they are so elaborate that they really only make sense for using at your desk. …


6 Ways to Make Smarter Cold Calls |

Cold calling takes time and effort, so you want to be certain that both are spent wisely. Here are six cold-calling suggestions based on a conversation with Tom Black, author of <i>The Boxcar Millionaire</i>.<p><b>1. Focus on the purpose.</b> The purpose of a cold call is to make an appointment for a longer …


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How to Nudge an Unresponsive Customer |

Here's a frustrating but common situation: you're developing a relationship with a big client and you're pretty certain that the opportunity is moving forward, but then, boom! For no apparent reason the prospect suddenly won't communicate with you.<p>I recently got an email from a reader who …

Voice Mail


FORTUNE — Would you order groceries from Amazon? If you live in Los Angeles or the San Francisco Bay Area, that’s a question local residents could be asking themselves later this year.<p>According to a Reuters report, the company’s AmazonFresh service could expand to L.A. and the Bay Area by the end …

Want Better Salespeople? Do These 5 Things |

Managing a sales team can be tricky. You may not realize it, but the way you communicate and your behavior at work can have a huge impact (for better or for worse) on the dedication, enthusiasm, and performance of your sales reps. Here are five things you should do if you want happy--and …


How P&G Presents Data to Decision-Makers

Those of us who believe that managers make better decisions when key data are presented visually tend to get very excited about all the innovation going on in the graphical display of information. (For a sampling of some new and cool tools, see the popular Hans Rosling TED talk.) However, if you …

The Delicate Art of Giving Feedback

To be an effective manager, you need to be skilled at giving out both praise and criticism. While praise is easy to give, it is far more challenging and unpleasant to criticize your employees. Yet the practice of management requires you to occasionally show employees where they need to improve. …