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4 Ways to Turn Happiness into a Competitive Advantage

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While you may think success brings happiness, research shows it's actually the other way around. Happy employees have shown to have higher levels of productivity, lower burnout and turnover and are more creative than unhappy employees.<p>A …

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Richard Ivankovic Explores Dr. Seuss' Dark Side With Twisted Illustrations (PHOTOS)

Kids, we are not in Whoville anymore. A new series of illustrations by Richard Ivankovic takes Dr. Seuss's whimsical illustrations and gives them an unforgettably dark makeover.<p>Ivankovic, who goes by the handle Dr. Faustus AU on DeviantArt, remixes Seuss' lighthearted style and penchant for …

What Spanx Teaches Us About Innovation

I had a deep thought while packing a pair of Spanx into my suitcase the other day, as I prepared to speak at a conference on the topic of women consumers.<p>For the three people reading this article who don’t know about Spanx, it’s the enthusiastically named “shapewear” product line that’s reinvented …

College Degrees With the Highest Starting Salaries

A new salary survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has some good news for 2013 college graduates. The average starting salary for 2013 grads earning bachelor’s degrees has risen to $45,000, up 5.3% from the average starting salary for the class of 2012. (I’ve rounded …

The Great, Good And Ugly In Emerging Markets ETFs

There is little question that the biggest story to come out of the first quarter has been the dramatic surge in U.S. equity prices. Investors, frustrated by the continued low-interest rate environment, have flooded the markets with capital and sent indexes soaring to a string of historic heights. …

3 Signs You Should Definitely Quit Your Job

So, you’ve recently realized that you and your current job just aren’t a great fit. But you’re not quite sure what to do with that realization. Should you quit? Tough it out and try to improve your situation? Coast for now so you can put your energy into finding something better?<p>These questions …

Our Take On The 10 Biggest Frauds In Recent U.S. History

We looked at investor losses, Securities & Exchange Commission and Department of Justice enforcement actions and private lawsuits, as well as societal impact, to come up with our picks for the ten biggest frauds in the U.S. of the past quarter century.

The Unexpected Secret To Being A Great Salesperson

I have a confession to make: I love reading articles and books that show the stuff I already believed was true <i>is</i> true. I think it’s why <i>Good to Great</i> is, hands down, my favorite business book: I spent my entire first reading gleefully thinking to myself “Yes! I <i>knew</i> that! <i>SO</i> right!”<p>And that’s why I …

Three Ways to Get Your Email Answered First

It’s a situation we’ve all faced at one point or another: you need to send an e-mail to some company or person in order to place a request, extend a business offer, or obtain information that you need. And you need a response; the sooner the better.<p>Chances are that the person you are contacting …

Accessories make dressing up fun

<b>How many accessories is too many accessories?</b><p><i>Harriet, by email</i><p>When you rattle? When you have no spare hands and you haven't left the house yet? When …

What to Wear to Work: 7 Celebrity-Inspired Ways to Update Your Office Wardrobe for Spring

A new season means fresh motivation on the job and a much-anticipated switch from your wintry office wear. We're replacing ours with light layering pieces, gorgeous bags, and...

Getting Dressed In The 90s Was As Easy As 1-2-3 (PHOTOS)

Getting dressed for school has always been a stressful endeavor, particularly when you were in grade school and being judged by your peers was scarier than a pop spelling quiz.<p>Luckily, having a "uniform" of sorts minimizes the anxiety that goes into the process. And in the '90s -- say, 1998 -- the …

Sports News & Articles – Scores, Pictures, Videos - ABC News

Don’t talk about it, be about it. That’s what @Mobil1 is doing on their #Go20K Road Trip. Check us hanging in L.A.… https://t.co/o1wLQlPoEn<p>4 minutes …

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