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20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

Alcohol

Meet the Porn Star Turned Academic Who’s Revolutionizing the Adult Industry

Aussie Angela White received the U.S. equivalent of a master’s at the University of Melbourne, and her thesis was recently published. But she has her …

University of Melbourne

17 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

<b>• Leading others can be challenging at times.</b><p><b>• But there are some subtle signs that you're an exceptional boss.</b><p><b>• It all comes down to your listening skills, empathy, and confidence.</b><p>It's not always easy being in charge.<p>Managing others comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management …

Leadership

Up-and-coming lingerie brand ThirdLove is launching its first ever TV campaign — and it's a direct attack on Victoria's Secret

The direct-to-consumer brand is rolling out its first national TV campaign ever, consisting of 18 ads — nine 30-second ads and nine 15s. It rolls out nationally today.<p>"The way lingerie ads are produced, shot and run in an overly sexualized way hasn't changed much over the past 20 years," …

Selling

The retail apocalypse is heading straight for Kroger, Whole Foods, and Aldi

Department stores and many mall-based retailers are closing thousands of stores after years of over-expansion. Now the grocery industry appears to be heading toward a similar fate.<p>Like mall-based retailers did in the 1990s, supermarkets have been expanding rapidly across the US in recent …

eCommerce

Adam Smith's story about the Scottish wine industry 241 years ago tells you why Trump's trade war will fail

The intent of the tax was to boost domestic makers of wool, silk, and linen, and to protect British merchants selling salted fish and cattle. It was a blanket tax, and it covered wine as well.<p>The Scottish economist Adam Smith wrote about the tariffs in Wealth of Nations, his keystone analysis of …

Economics

An Amazing Mentor Can Help the Average Become Extraordinary. Here's How to Get One | Inc.com

Many of today's high school and college students obsess over GPA. They've been taught by their parents to look at a B or a C like a bad Yelp review--a black mark that can badly damage the reputation of their personal brand. As someone who graduated with a 2.6 GPA, I spent my undergraduate years …

Self-improvement

When Leaders Are Hired for Talent but Fired for Not Fitting In

Over and over again, organizations are unable to appoint the right leaders. According to academic estimates, the baseline for effective corporate leadership is merely 30%, while in politics, approval ratings oscillate between 25% and 40%. In America, 75% of employees report that their direct line …

Leadership

15 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

Success doesn't crop up overnight. All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can be attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made …

Self-improvement

3 Ways to Be a Leader, Not a Manager | Inc.com

<i>Commentary by Kammi Skrzypek, head of northern territory at Farmers Insurance</i><p>As a small business owner, you likely play many roles in your company. Unless you work entirely on your own, one of your most important roles is to lead your team.<p>And for many of us, this may not come naturally. I've found …

Leadership

How to Find Your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)

How to Find Your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)<p>Updated June 19, 2017<p>The Unique Selling Proposition, or Unique Selling Point or Unique Selling …

It costs nearly nothing to open a Chick-fil-A — but there’s a catch

The company grew by $1 billion to achieve more than $6.8 billion in sales in 2015, making it larger than every pizza chain in the country, according to QSR magazine.<p>Chick-fil-A is now the eighth-largest fast-food chain in the US by total sales, and it generates more revenue per restaurant than any …

Chick-fil-A
Radio Industry

8 money mistakes the middle class keeps making

This demographic includes families with incomes two-thirds to double the U.S. median household income - or those earning between $42,000 and $125,000 (with cost-of-living adjustments for expensive metropolitan areas).<p>America's middle class includes teachers, firefighters, and plumbers, but also …

Retirement

How I landed a 6-figure job at LinkedIn without a degree

Despite the aforementioned opportunities and over 10 years of experience, throughout my career, I have been turned down for dozens of social media roles because I did not meet the education prerequisite.<p>Which is why, when I was hired by LinkedIn on March 16, 2015, it wasn't just any other …

Employment

Here Are the Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To | Inc.com

There's a reason that podcasts are such a fast-growing medium. They're timely, convenient--perfect length for commuting--and usually free, like a radio station you program for yourself.<p>Whatever you're interested in, there's probably a podcast discussing it--politics, sports, history, music, …

Self-improvement

A high-profile hedge fund sent a letter explaining all the reasons it lost money last year, and why it is going to do better this time

In a January investor letter, Folger Hill's Sol Kumin set out why his firm's flagship fund dropped 17.5% last year. Among the cited reasons: a difficult environment for stock pickers, hedge fund "crowding" and the US election.<p>"I am truly sorry that we have not delivered better results thus far to …

Markets
Employment

In a Difficult Conversation, Listen More Than You Talk

When Jared walked into a meeting to discuss a new marketing approach for a product, the conversation didn’t play out well. Five minutes into the dialogue, the product manager, Françoise, started interrupting him with questions he was planning to address later in the pitch. As the conversation ran …

Leadership

8 Things the Successful Elite Do Quietly

Humility is often rewarded with loyalty while boastfulness more often generates resentment.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have the potential to be as successful as we dream of being, so what separates those who actually live out their potential from those who …

Self-improvement

10 Essential Rules to Live Like a Zen Monk and Be More Productive

You don’t have to be a Zen monk to find great inspiration in the way they live their lives. The simplicity, concentration and mindfulness with every …

Mark Cuban, David Bach, and other successful people share their best money advice for 2017

GOBankingRates asked 17 of the most well-known names in personal finance and entrepreneurship to share their No. 1 money tip for the year.<p>They offered their advice as part of our Best Money Expert 2017 competition in partnership with ImportantScore.com.<p>1. Eliminate credit card debt<p>Self-made …

Personal Finance

Walmart introduces new shipping policy to compete with Amazon

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>To make gains in the e-commerce market and catch up to Amazon, Walmart announced that it will now offer free two-day shipping on orders over $35, according to Business …

eCommerce

ZR1 and Mid-Engine C8 Corvettes Spied Together in Cold-Weather Tests

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Weather

To improve your odds of success, master the pivot.

With the current adulation for the business prowess that got Donald Trump elected to the highest office in the land, we perpetuate our tendency to celebrate the success of growing a new business and turning a huge profit. We lionize entrepreneurs and business leaders and, in so doing, miss a key …

Business Strategy
Corruption

A fashion designer breaks down why some clothes are worth spending more on

At a fast-fashion retailer such as H&M, a simple cut-and-sew top can cost as little as $15. At Gap, something similar might run about $45. At Elizabeth Suzann, a small fashion label based in Nashville, Tennessee, one of the brand’s minimal kimono-sleeved t-shirts, made of cotton twill, is …

How to Act Self-Confident

As the saying goes -- 'fake it 'til you make it.'<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>To help with confidence development, simply try “acting confident” to the outside world, practicing how it feels. The outside “show” helps the inside “take.” It’s okay to display confidence you …

Self-confidence

Branding: The Secret Sauce for Driving Demand and Controlling Price

In my last post, I talked about <i>Corporate Image</i> and how it forms the foundation of your brand. In this one, I add <i>Positioning,</i> which drives demand for each of your products and gives you control over the price you can charge. Because it gives you control over <i>Price,</i> it also gives you greater control …

Artificial Sweeteners
Kellyanne Conway