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If I Had to Buy One Stock in March, It Would Be This One

It could be the perfect time to add this energy stock to portfolios.<p>A major collaboration with <b>ExxonMobil</b> (NYSE:XOM) could significantly boost oil …

How to Be More Productive Every Day This Month | Inc.com

Yes, of course I know that autumn doesn't officially start until the 22nd, but Labor Day symbolically marks the end of lazy days at the beach, endless rounds of icy mojitos and leaving work early on Friday.<p>Now that September is here, it's time to focus. After all, you only have four months to …

The A to Z of Photography: Aperture

Together with shutter speed and ISO, the aperture setting on your camera is one of the three fundamental elements of exposure. Not only that, but …

Cameras

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here’s How To Know For Sure

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly …

What does it mean to build equity?

How Homeowners Build Equity<p>Updated September 12, 2016<p>Building equity is one of the main benefits of home ownership. You don’t notice it while it’s …

How Interest Works on Savings and Loans

What Is Interest?<p>How Interest Works With Everyday Loans<p>Updated July 20, 2017<p>Interest is the cost of using somebody else’s money. When you borrow …

Here Is a List of Some Handy Investment Terms You Should Know

Investment Terms You Should Know<p>Updated March 26, 2018<p>One of the toughest parts of beginning your journey as an investor is encountering terms that …

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO: The Exposure Triangle Explained

Ask any beginner photographer - and plenty of experienced ones, too - what the most difficult aspect of understanding photography is, and I'm willing …

How to Motivate Yourself and Succeed

<b>If you think you need to be passionate about something to be successful, think again. While passion helps fuel success, it’s not necessary.</b><p><b>Think</b> …

This Tiny Italian Town Will Pay You To Move There

Sometimes, we all imagine we could have better lives elsewhere—somewhere simpler, somewhere more picturesque, somewhere with a lot of pizza. Today, …

The Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Dinner has never been so easy.<p>One of the worst things about cooking dinner is all the cleanup. Not only do you have to wash the dishes, but usually there are a few pots and pans that also need scrubbing. This, on top of the work it takes to actually cook the dinner, can be enough to inspire folks …

Top 3 ETFs to Track the S&P 500 as of June 2018 | Investopedia

Are you wondering if the S&P 500 is a good place to park your investment dollars? No less a sage than Warren Buffett says that the best retirement …

Investing

Characteristics Good Stocks Share: Strength, Valuation and Stewardship

The Characteristics Good Stocks Share<p>The Best Opportunities Combine Strength, Valuation, and Stewardship<p>Updated September 18, 2017<p>When it comes to …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Do this and you'll have done the important stuff first.<p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder. How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve out time every day to progress and improve, without question, your …

How to Make Money in Real Estate Passively

Ever wonder how to make money in real estate passively? Passive income, as many imagine, through real estate is when you make income without any …

Real Estate

7 Signs You're Focused on Stuff That Doesn't Matter

A CEO unloads on entrepreneurs who are more interested in "playing startup" than actually building a business.<p>Startups are sexy. With a Facebook movie, an HBO show, and a sitting president musing about his possible future career as a VC, there's no denying it.<p>That's both good and bad news. It's …

3 Protein-Packed Side Dishes for a Delicious Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Making exclusively vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes may seem oxymoronic at first (especially if you're a full-throttle turkey lover), but we're here …

Recipes

6 Tools That Get Work Done Faster So You Can Work Less

We all dream of shorter workdays or workweeks, but with advanced tools to help you work faster and smarter, it’s no longer a pipe dream for more than one in five Americans who work from home.<p>You can now get more work done faster than ever before, whether working from the same location or remotely. …

Project Management

Ireland's Inishturk Island Welcomes Americans Fleeing Donald Trump

The island has come up with a novel way to grow its population.<p>The Irish island of Inishturk only has 58 full-time residents, but it may be getting more soon: Inishturk, which is about nine miles off the coast of County Mayo, is offering refuge to Americans who are considering leaving the country …

5 Productivity Tips For Lazy People

So I am actually writing this blog for future me - the very near 'future me'. After 4th of July weekend I tend to go into lazy summer mode. By August, even an ounce of motivation is a big struggle. All I want to do is relax and let my brain go on vacay.<p>But I've got stuff to do, so I push through …

Two Ways to Simplify Your Leadership Style | Inc.com

<i>Tony Bridwell is a Partner for Partners In Leadership, a leading management consulting firm, where he works with leaders to create greater accountability across the workforce and facilitates enterprise-wide culture change. @BridwellTony</i><p>Leadership Is Easy, Right?<p>Here is what we know about being a …

Leadership

24 Executives Share the Daily Habits That Keep Them on Top | Inc.com

The most successful people I know share some common traits. They're confident, hard-working, astute with money, and health conscious. They also stick to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 24 successful executives who credit simple daily habits for helping them …

Financial Services

3 Weird Ways To Turn Procrastination Into Work-Horse Productivity

About a year ago I came up against my biggest obstacle in my career as a freelance copywriter.<p>I had just taken on a big name client and I was so …

Productivity

9 Ways Your Mindset Derails Your Success | Inc.com

More and more, evidence points to the power of mindset as a source of our failures and our successes. What differentiates those who are successful from those who aren't is often nothing more than mindset.<p>If you're not where you want to be, not achieving what you know you're capable of, maybe it's …

6 science-backed ways to make great habits stick

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can …

3 common problems productivity tricks can't solve — and how to tackle them

The problem isn't with the productivity system — the problem is that none of them can solve a few really important (and related) problems:<p>For example, at the top of my to-do list today is "write Zen Habits post" and "write intro to declutter course" … pretty simple, right? Two fairly …

Nobel prize-winning economists warn of long-term damage after Brexit

Ten of the world’s leading economists have issued a warning about the consequences of the UK leaving the EU as the City prepares for the pound to plunge and shares to fall in the event of a Brexit vote in Thursday’s referendum.<p>We Nobel prize-winning economists believe the UK is better off in the EU …

European Central Bank