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The Definitive Guide to Budgeting Your Money for 2017

AKA how to get your shit together when it comes to your hard-earned cash this year.<p>Money. We all want more of it, we all want to know how much others have and what *they* do with it, and we all want to know that we're doing all the right things with it. But when you're just figuring out this whole …

Personal Finance

Patriots Mount a Comeback for the Ages to Win a Fifth Super Bowl

HOUSTON — The chants rang out loud and long at NRG Stadium in South Texas, not from bars or living rooms across New England, until a wall of sound enveloped a team and a quarterback on a mission. “Brady, Brady,” the fans screamed, and it is in moments like this — the first overtime in Super Bowl …

Trump defends Putin: 'You think our country's so innocent?'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump appeared to equate US actions with the authoritarian regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview released Saturday, saying, "There are a lot of killers. You think our country's so innocent?"<p>Trump made the remark during an interview with Fox …

Donald Trump

Kerry, Panetta, ex-CIA officials tell court Trump order will ‘endanger troops in the field’

Former secretaries of state John F. Kerry and Madeleine Albright, along with Leon Panetta and other former top national security officials, entered the fray over President Trump’s travel ban early Monday with an unusual declaration stating that it “undermines” national security and will “endanger …

National Security

Four Easy Ways To Reboot Your Relationship With Your Boss This Year

Don’t get lost in the daily routine. Make sure you’re always deepening your manager’s trust in you.<p>Maybe you’ve been at your job for just a few months. Maybe you’ve been there for a few years. Either way, once you slip into a comfortable routine, it’s easy to take your foot off the gas without …

Mentoring

A Zen Master Reveals The Truth About Meditation and Why Most People Get it Wrong

True meditation has no direction or goal. It is pure wordless surrender, pure silent prayer. All methods aiming at achieving a certain state of mind …

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Rosa Parks' Birthday: 5 Things You May Not Know About Civil Rights Icon

She didn’t know it at the time but December 1, 1955 would be the day that would put her name in history books. That was the day when Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.<p>Her act of resistance that day unleashed a movement that helped to end legal segregation in the U.S., …

Black History

4 Characteristics of Extraordinarily Successful People That Have Great Relationships

Achieving extraordinary success is not a walk in the park. A lot of people work hard to achieve success but in the process neglect their …

9 phrases smart people never say

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>We've all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would.<p>These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you've planted your foot firmly into your …

7 Ways to Be Better at Life

I've learned how to be better at life by witnessing my family's reaction to my father's death.<p>Two years ago today my Father died from ALS. I was in the room when he took his last labored breath. In fact, my head was resting on his chest when it happened. An overwhelming and profound moment I'll …

Mentoring

What You Need to Know About Hate Speech and Free Speech

What's protected by the First Amendment, and what isn't?<p>On Wednesday, students at the University of California, Berkeley, protested a planned campus appearance by Milo Yiannapoulos, an editor at <i>Breitbart News</i>, a favorite platform of the "alt-right" (AKA white nationalists); the event turned violent …

The First 5 Steps for Young Investors

Basic Investing Steps<p>Updated October 20, 2017<p>Once you have a good job and have begun to pay off your debt, it is time to begin investing your money. …

8 Mistakes That Make Good Employees Leave

Few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. Here's how to make it stop.<p>It's tough to hold on to good employees, but it shouldn't be. Most of the mistakes that companies make are easily avoided. When you do make mistakes, your best employees are the first to go, …

The Workplace

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

How much do you read?<p>For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months.<p>And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. …

Books

How to Be More Than an Average Joe

No one wants to settle for the results that come with being average but it's easy to fall into the trap.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you’re sick of being average? You say you want more out of your life and work? The question is really about what you’re …

Motivation