Connie Green

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10 Inspirational movie quotes for entrepreneurs

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share65<p>+16<p>Shares 96<p>Hollywood has produced a lot of memorable movies quotes over the years, and everyone has their favorite. But did you …

How to free up space on your Android phone or tablet

You know the old saw: You can never be too rich, too thin or have too much storage on your phone.<p>The first two are folly. But the latter can prove all too accurate when you find yourself with no more room to install apps, take pictures and download music.<p>Some Android phones and tablets provide an …

Apps

10 Proven Habits of Happy People

Discover what the happiest people already know.<p>If there's one desire that humans universally share, it's happiness. For Americans, "the pursuit of happiness" is even written into the Declaration of Independence.<p>But the results of that pursuit vary greatly. Some people remain sunny even in the worst …

Happiness

Startup Secrets: Starbucks Started with $4,050

What do WalMart, Apple, Microsoft, and Starbucks have in common?<p>Much like your neighborhood mom and pop businesses, they, too, were startups at some point. They didn't just appear out of thin air.<p>When Apple first began as an idea, Steve Jobs had to sell his VW bus for $750 to develop working …

Let Go of Clutter and Make Space

Your stuff tells a story. If you don't like the story you can change it. My story was filled with layers of incomplete and unfinished things. Things I started and stopped. Things that sat on shelves and collected dust, literally and figuratively. These were constant reminders of what I wasn't doing …

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 10 to 12 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>10 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>1 hour 15 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 30 minutes<p>A simple and utterly delicious cream …

What to Know Before You Finish Your Basement

Going underground—and staying under budget.<p>Sometimes the cure for an undersized house is right underneath you. If you’re lucky enough to have a …

Home Improvement

25 Important Tips and Ideas For Designing Outdoor Kitchens

It takes a bit more than just setting out a grill.<p>Plan ahead so you can enjoy your outdoor cooking space all summer long.

Kitchens

Diabetes: The rice you eat is worse than sugary drinks

The health authorities have identified one of their top concerns as they wage war on diabetes: white rice. It is even more potent than sweet soda …

6 'Healthy' Foods Nutritionists Refuse to Eat

We know nutrition pros load up on wild salmon, ancient grains and kale, but what virtuous-seeming fare will you never find on their plates? Here are …

Nutrition

“Girl Eat World” Instagram Features The Tastiest Street Food From Around The World

Melissa Hie is the "girl" in Girl Eat World, a travel blog and Instagram account that documents the delicious treats she eats while on the go. Hie …

Want to Be Truly Wealthy? Science Says to Do This

Some of the world's richest people attribute much of their success to this single habit.<p>What's the one thing that sets apart the overwhelmingly wealthy from the rest of the world--other than money, of course? They read--and they read a lot.<p>Business tycoon and famed investor Warren Buffett is said …

Bill Gates

Visual Treat: 20 Captivating Kitchens with an Ocean View

We often talk about living rooms, bedrooms and even spa-inspired modern bathrooms with stunning ocean views. But why should those working in the …

Interior Design

Want to Become Rich? Cultivate These 7 Habits

Wondering how to get wealthy? Here are the secrets.<p>Here's one of the most common and understandable questions many of us ask ourselves: "How do I get rich?"<p>There are two answers to this question. The first is to be born into money. The second, if it's too late for the first, is to become an …

Self-improvement

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

The Average American Household Carries This Much in Credit Card Debt -- How Do You Compare?

Image source: Flickr user Bryan Rosengrant.<p>Whether you want to admit it or not, the United States is a nation that runs on plastic. Credit cards are convenient, and many these days offer rewards to cardholders as a perk to keep them loyal, making plastic the preferred choice for quite a few …

We sent 3 reporters to Cuba for a week, and it was a surreal adventure from the moment they arrived

While political and economic negotiations are underway to end the stiff US-Cuba relationship, the world is flocking to experience the surreal time warp of this tropical nation.<p>Business Insider decided to do the same and sent three reporters in June to Havana.<p>Here's an overview of our Cuban …

21 reasons you're not rich

Michael Loccisano / Getty Images<p>Everyone says they want to be rich, and there’s certainly enough advice out there on how to acquire more money.<p>But what about the reasons you’re <i>not</i> rich? What’s really holding you back?<p>It’s easy to tell someone how to do something, but chances are they aren’t going …

6 Ways to Have a Richer Retirement

Americans are living longer. Here's how to make sure your money lasts as long as you do.<p>The simplest way to ensure you have enough money to cover a …

Retirement

A Forgotten Presidential Candidate From 1904

Despite what you read in some history books — such as the Biographical Dictionary of Congressional Women — Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) was not in 1972 the first African-American candidate to run for president of the United States.<p>In 1904, George Edwin Taylor — often forgotten in the discussion of …

Black History

Success Is at Your Fingertips if You Do These 9 Things

Training the best of our military around the world in strength and confidence, Tee Major knows what success requires and shares the secrets here.<p>Training the elite of the elite of our military, professional athletes, Olympians, executives, and celebrities, Tee Major knows success and is a force to …

personaldevelopment

Meet the mortgage-free 30-year-old whose frugality riled the Internet

When Sean Cooper paid off his mortgage, he pissed off a lot of people.<p>You'd think paying down a $255,000 debt in just over three years would bring major kudos from a crowd. But in Mr. Cooper's case, the single 30-year-old pension analyst, who moonlit as both a financial writer and a grocery clerk …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

The Story of the First Black Marine

Howard P. Perry was the face of a long overdue change in how our nation fought its wars.<p>The black-and-white photograph looks like one in sixteen …

12 Toxic Thoughts That Will Destroy Your Success

If your thought patterns are toxic and they are keeping you stuck, it's time to change your thinking before it destroys your success.<p>It was Albert Einstein who said, "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking."<p>Every thought we …

Self-help

5 Ways Science Says Travel Improves Your Health and Well-Being

<b>By Wendy Perrin, TripAdvisor travel advocate</b><p>How many vacation days do you have left this year? If it's more than you can take in the two months remaining before year's end, you're hardly alone. Americans leave 429 million vacation days unused every year. In fact, as a nation we're taking a week's …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Rocky Mountains

9 Genius Coconut Oil Beauty Tips

I feel like I’m constantly hearing about new ways that the ever-so-trendy coconut oil can amp up my beauty routine, which is why I've finally added …

Skin Care

20+ Organizers That Would Totally Be in Your Dream Home

Excuse us while we fantasize about these next-level storage solutions.<p>Forget owning a humongous home. We'd much prefer one that included every organizer known to man. These genius solutions reveal plates, laundry, that precious fancy knife set you got for your wedding, and much more.