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More people renting houses rather than owning them would be better for our economy

In April, mortgage lending fell for the fourth month in a row. It seems that the British are so determined to get on top of their personal debt that repayments have exceeded borrowing for eight of the past 12 months.<p>Since the British Bankers’ Association began keeping records (which admittedly …

Get Stuff Done: Productivity Tips From A Former Green Beret, Your Smartphone, And Beyond

In our tech-packed world, it is the best of times and the worst of times for accomplishing what’s on your to-do list. Here’s how to do more, and sweat it less.<p>It’s never been easier in human history to get stuff done. And it’s never been harder to get stuff done.<p>It’s easier in the sense that we …

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10 Ways To Help Others That Will Lead You To Success

Helping others should be a natural extension of every business leader’s responsibilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as easy as you would think. As leaders, we often get too caught up in operations or our own problems to give people the help they need. However, in the last year, I’ve realized …

Have We Reached the Technological End of History?

Has technology reached some kind of steady state to the point where the opportunity to invest in incremental advances in technology is no longer …

Turn Your Internship Into A Full-Time Job

Every summer New Yorkers hear a steady thwack of rubber slapping pavement as flip-flop-wearing interns pour out of subways and into offices across the city. There, the very best ones change into real shoes, put their heads down and land a real full-time job offer three months later.<p>Internships are …

Drink Local: The World's Best Independent Coffee Shops

The best part of waking up is… not Starbucks!<p>I love coffee. It’s one of the first things I think about in the morning and I appreciate a fine cup of …

The Ten Golden Rules on Living the Good Life

What is good life? What is happiness? What is success? What is pleasure? How should I treat other people? How should I cope with unfortunate events? How can I get rid off unnecessary worry? How should I handle liberty?<p>The answers to all these questions are condensed in a little book, The Ten Golden …

Infographic: A Beautiful Cheat Sheet For Two Dozen Espresso-Based Drinks

<i>Ugh</i>. Just when you kinda sorta started to get a handle on the wide world of wine, along comes another new liquid metric for how cosmopolitan you really are (or aren’t): coffee. The variety is daunting. The differences are minute. This graphic should at least help with one subsection of the …

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Social Trip Planning App Tripshare Converts Travel Inspiration To Bookings

Tripshare, an iPad application for travel planning, is joining a crowded space. But its CEO knows a little something about the industry – Bob Dana was the former employee No. 1 and first CFO of Virgin America. He once wrote the business plan and feasibility study for Sir Richard Branson in 2003. …

FTSE 100 in striking distance of 1999 peak

The FTSE 100, which closed at 6723 points on Friday, was a whisker higher than the level it hit in 2007.<p>The London stock market's incredible rally has continued, with share prices returning to levels last seen before the credit crisis.<p>The FTSE 100, which closed at 6723 points on Friday, was a …

A Year-By-Year Guide To Job Hunting During College

<i>This a guest post by Bill Bergman, President and CEO of the Bergman Group, a Richmond, Virginia based marketing and communications company, and an adjunct instructor at the University of Richmond Robins School of Business. His last article for FORBES was, “How Newsweek Gave Up On Its Best</i> …

How Color-Coded Notes Make You A More Efficient Thinker

One problem with notes is that you never go back and read them. Coloring your notes to indicate people, actions, and to-dos can help.<p>It’s a tall order to take physical notes on actual paper with a real pen. Most people I know don’t do it, despite the clear benefits. It’s more stuff to lug around, …

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