Cindy Ritchie

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At 27, She Unexpectedly Became the CEO of Her Family Business. Now She is the Leader of a $120 Million Company.

Lifeway CEO Julie Smolyansky shares the secret to facing your fears.<p>7 min read<p><i>In this series,</i> <i>Open Every Door</i><i>, Entrepreneur staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you have to offer, navigating the obstacles that will block your path, identifying</i> …

Family Business

I Switched to Nontoxic Makeup—and Learned Some Alarming Things in the Process

Making the switch over to non-toxic makeup was on my to-do list. The priority level was somewhere between learning how to bake Instagram-worthy cakes …

Skin Care

The Red, White, and Blue Tabata Workout

Ya gotta Tabata, right? When many of my clients hear this word, they typically cringe. Although, I love to see the looks on their faces as they …

Exercise

FYI These 3 Plank Moves Engage More Muscles Than Crunches

They’ll work more than just your core.<p>Planks may be challenging, but they’re also an exercise that can literally be done anywhere. Plank at the gym, …

Workouts

CROSSFIT GAME - Create a Tough Core and Abs Workout for Your Friends

RULES FOR CREATING YOUR WORKOUT<p>STEP 1 – Pick the exercises<p>Choose 5 exercises from the following list (click on the page numbers at the bottom of this …

Workouts

Every US-made car is an import. That's bad news for automakers

All new cars sold in the United States will cost more — to build and probably to buy — if the Trump administration imposes an auto tariff.<p>That's because every car sold in America is at least partly imported.<p>The Commerce Department is considering tariffs on cars assembled at foreign plants and on …

Automotive Industry

5 Anti-Inflammatory Smoothies You Should Try To Blast Belly Fat

Sometimes extra pounds are a result of this equation: eating processed foods=chronic inflammation=insulin resistance= weight gain. You can reduce …

Nutrition

The Exact Skincare Routine That Made My Forehead Lines Disappear (Without Botox)

Having a highly expressive face is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, I wear my emotions on my sleeve and have a sarcastic, straightforward …

Skin Care

Amazon wants you to start a business to deliver its packages

If you have $10,000 and want to be your own boss, Amazon has a deal for you.<p>Starting Thursday, you can apply to start your very own small business, delivering Amazon Prime packages in Amazon (AMZN) branded vans and uniforms.<p>The company wants to help launch small businesses in the United States …

eCommerce

Why Asian-Americans Feel Powerless in the Battle over New York’s Élite High Schools

Two years after my mother and I arrived in this country from China, she was newly divorced, jobless, unable to speak English, and on the verge of eviction. Her focus, however, was firmly fixed on my education. I had just turned ten, and as September rolled around, the prospect of our homelessness …

High School

A Full-Body Strength Workout for Beginner Weight Lifters

Lifting weights for the first time can be a really intimidating prospect. There's a seemingly endless list of strength-training exercises you can do, …

Exercise

6 inspirational podcasts that will help you achieve your goals in a healthy and practical way

I’m always on the hunt for a new podcast to add to my feed, which is usually full of serialized crime shows, historical podcasts, daily news briefs …

Self-improvement

Nearly 400 years later, the fork remains at the center of American dining controversy

When the fork was first introduced to the dining table in the US, it caused controversy. Fast forward nearly four centuries later, and the small-pronged utensil still causes international arguments over dining etiquette.<p>On June 25, 1633, when governor John Winthrop, a founding father of the …

Food & Dining

29 Bite-Size Apps That Prove Everything Is Better Smaller

We are sort of obsessed with bite-size foods. First of all, you can try a little bit of everything. Secondly, they’re the easiest way to feed a …

Cooking

The entire justice system here is run by black women. It's not a diversity experiment. They do things differently.

<b>South Fulton, Georgia (CNN) —</b> When LaDawn "LBJ" Jones walked into a meeting at work a couple of months ago, she was hit with a serious case of "black girl magic."<p>Jones, the city solicitor in South Fulton, Georgia, was meeting for the first time with the city's municipal court staff. As she entered …

Justice

Here's exactly when you'll become a millionaire if you save $500 per month

Are you on track to become a millionaire? If you're regularly saving and investing, you may already be well on your way to reaching that milestone by …

Retirement

Possibly Our Most Challenging Workout Yet! 30-Minute HIIT With Weights

You up for a serious challenge? Then try this calorie-torching HIIT workout from Equinox trainer Anja Garcia. Challenge yourself even more and take it to the next level by using a set of medium free weights! This workout will leave you breathless and feeling the burn in every muscle. Grab a bottle …

Workouts

A Brief History of People Using Romans 13 to Justify White Supremacy

Around A.D. 49, the Roman emperor Claudius expelled the Jews from the city of Rome. Historians argue about the exact date and the reasons, but we …

Theology

Meet the only African American female stockbroker on the New York Stock Exchange

Lauren Simmons is the only woman that is a full-time employee at the New York Stock Exchange. And what's more, she's an African American! There are …

Don't Buy This: You Don't Need Drano, Windex or Other Brand Name Cleaning Products

Making your own cleaners is cheap, easy, and better for the environment.<p>Cleaning your place is no fun, but even worse is knowing you're getting ripped off for the products you use to make the bathroom mirror sparkle and the kitchen sink shine. The average person drops around $500 on cleaning …

Cleaning

How to Use Google Analytics for Social Media: A Beginner’s Guide

Did you know that social media spend will increase by 71% in the next five years? And did you know that 42.3% of marketers believe that social media …

7 Inspiring Podcasts That Every Entrepreneur Should Listen to This Summer

Make the most of your summer with these informative and entertaining podcasts.<p>Summer is around the corner, which means beach getaways and family vacations are also on the horizon. While the rest of your friends search Amazon for their summer book list, you should find great podcasts to fill your …

Self-improvement

'It's only a beer': the unwritten contracts between men and women

The first time I failed to pay up, I was a high school student at a bowling alley in my small town in central Pennsylvania. An older man bought me a beer and talked to me while he shot pool. Smoking and drinking in that grungy bowling alley bar in the seediest part of town, I felt cosmopolitan and …

Feminism

Trump exposes the hypocrisy of Christian Republicans

Three recent news items:<p>● At the Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said: “We see moral relativism becoming more and more pervasive in our culture. Identity politics and tribalism have grown on top of this.” Ryan went on to talk about Catholic social doctrine, with …

Religion

Letter: Atheists are more moral than religious conservatives

It’s amazing what some people say about things they have little or no idea about. Virgil Ullom's recent letter is a perfect example ["Our march to …

Retired Marine Amy McGrath upsets favorite in primary for Kentucky seat in U.S. Congress

Amy McGrath, the retired Marine who is the first woman to ever fly an F-18 in combat, soared to a victory Tuesday night in the Democratic primary for …

7 Best Toys for Toddlers, According to a Play Therapist

From cardboard blocks and action figures without logos to superhero capes and foam swords.<p>Every week I take my kid to a play therapist. My son is …

Kids

12 Retirement Planning Rules for People in Their 40s

Your 40s might be the most important decade when it comes to preparing for retirement. For one, you’ve likely hit your peak earning years, with …

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

How the Rule of 72 Can Help Double Your Money

Double Your Money With This Simple Financial Rule<p>How the Rule of 72 Can Help You Build Wealth Without Much Risk<p>Updated May 10, 2018<p>Do you want to …