P. S. Funk

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‘Decent men have affairs all the time. I’m going to tell you why.’

Up until about seven years ago, I had a somewhat black and white view of sex and adultery within a committed relationship. Case in point: Infidelity …

Relationships

What to Consider Before Hiring a Friend

I got an early start in business. By the time I was 17 years old, I was a partner in a fast-growing company, and when I decided to hire a close friend of my father’s, I was thrilled when he agreed to join.<p>But it was awkward from the beginning. This man had known me since I was in diapers. I …

Canada’s list of 100 best restaurants revealed

Prepare your appetite Canada because this year’s list of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants has been revealed.<p>From those who have a sweet tooth to those …

What Sleeping With Married Men Taught Me About Infidelity

I’m not sure it’s possible to justify my liaisons with married men, but what I learned from having them warrants discussion. Not between the wives and me, though I would be interested to hear their side. No, this discussion should happen between wives and husbands, annually, the way we inspect the …

Relationships

7 Signs Your Partner Is Selfish In Bed & How To Get Them To Up Their Game

In an ideal world, sex between two consenting adults is pleasurable for both parties, and you leave sex feeling satisfied and happy. But sadly, we …

The Top Overlooked Communication Skill of Great Leaders

Having meaningful conversations with your employees is critical to your company's success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a leader or manager, it's natural to want to demonstrate your business acumen to your direct reports and colleagues. However, if you're always …

20 Maps of Canada

Plan Your Vacation With These Maps<p>If you're visiting Canada, understanding the geography of the country is essential to planning your trip, and …

Canada

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Chevron's CEO Just Wrote an Extraordinary LinkedIn Message That Is a Master Class in Leadership | Inc.com

After 37 years working at Chevron, CEO and Chairman John Watson, who took over the helm in 2010, is hanging up his cleats and headed for retirement.<p>In a moment of transparency while reflecting back on his career journey, he left us with a masterful lesson in leadership. Openly admitting to what he …

The best lesson about success I ever learned was something no one will teach you

Early in my career, I worked for an Oracle partner that was acquired by a larger IT services company on the East Coast. After the announcement was made, an executive from the acquiring company flew out to discuss how our firm would be integrated into the parent company.<p>After he introduced himself …

I'm a therapist, and I always tell clients it's okay to live a 'good enough' life — here are my 5 top tips

There's no such thing as a free exit.<p>A young woman I'd worked with for three years was ready to leave therapy. She was calm, happy and about to step out of the room into the Rest of Her Life. I was excited for her, but I'd miss her. That's the thing about being a psychologist: just because you want …

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The 12 best business books of the year, according to Stanford Business School

A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might make good holiday gifts, too:

The Greatest Sales Lesson I Ever Learned (And It Took Just 2 Minutes) | Inc.com

I was in way over my head.<p>I was exactly 30 years old, and had about 160 people working for me. Of course, at the time, I didn't have the maturity to really understand what that actually meant. But, there I was. Hiring. Firing. I was just doing my best to hold on. And doing my best to hide how …

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Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams | Inc.com

It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company often turns its eye inward, analyzing information …

Self-Preservation

Top 7 Best Deviled Egg Recipes

01 of 08<p>Best Deviled Egg Recipes<p>You don't need a special occasion or reason to make deviled eggs. Add them to a meal, make them for a weekend snack …

You Can Never Build The Future By Looking To The Past | Inc.com

"The biggest change you are going to see over the next year is that we want to bring our toy stores to life," newly minted Toys R Us CEO Dave Brandon told a reporter a little over a year ago. "I want kids to be dragging their parents to our stores because they want to see what's going on at Toys R …

How to build your dynasty: Hire for passion, train for skill, coach for performance

Building the right team is hard. What’s more challenging is hiring for several roles at once and trying to determine how all the pieces will come together in the end. You’re trying to assess individual performance, how the team will gel, and where the gaps will be. It’s like drafting a full …

4 Signs Your Star Employee Will Be a Good Leader | Inc.com

"The first step in wisdom is in the correct naming of things.<i>"</i> -- Confucius<p>Whether you're looking to move up in the ranks of your organization, or you're considering team members for promotion, being clear on what it means to be a leader is critical. The noun "leader" simply describes what a person …

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The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published

Over the years, we've published interview questions recommended by leaders across every field. Here are the very best for hiring excellent performers …

How an affair can break – or remake – a marriage

Can cheating shake up a stale union? Zosia Bielski speaks to couples therapist Esther Perel, whose new book is a game changer on how we view infidelity<p>A wife sits down at her husband's computer and discovers eight years of e-mails between her spouse and his mistress. Masochistically poring over …

Secrets of successful change implementation

What do successful implementers of change initiatives do differently from other companies? Our survey of more than 2,000 executives yields actionable …

The Minimalist's Strength Workout

Like most athletes who would rather be outdoors running, riding, swimming, or hiking, I don’t set aside much time for the gym. Yet I fully realize the importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to support my outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. I’d like …

Understanding Ethereum, Bitcoin’s Virtual Cousin

Bitcoin has many cousins and competitors. None have grown more popular than Ethereum, a global computer network with its own virtual currency, called Ether.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum is a global computing network operating according to rules defined by Ethereum software.<p>Those rules allow the …

Cryptocurrency

How to House a Canary

Canaries are sweet little singers who need big homes to make sure that they get enough exercise. If you’re getting a canary, make sure that their …

Here's the Only Horsepower vs. Torque Explanation You'll Ever Need To Read

We use the words a lot, but do you know what they actually mean? You need to learn.<p>Which is better? Here's how you quash that bar-night debate.<p>Yogi Berra, never known to dwell on engine particulars, would have concluded that torque and horsepower are the same thing, only different. Actually, that …

Siblings

How to Write a Paragraph in 2017 (Yes, the Rules Have Changed)

You want people to read your content, right?That’s why you wrote it in the first place.But getting people to read your content in today’s world of …

Writing

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

How to Do 16 Different Types of Push-ups

Push-ups are pretty damn hard. My high school cheerleading coach insisted that the whole squad could bang out 20 push-ups by the time summer cheer …

Workouts

This Tennis Ball Analogy From an IBM Marketing Expert Will Transform How You Think About Your Product | Inc.com

Watson, IBM's artificial intelligence (AI) platform, helped one company save $11.2 million a year. A large winery used Watson to reduce its water use by 25 percent. For doctors, Watson can scan 5,000 new medical studies a day, leaving physicians more time to take care of patients.<p>By now you might …

Artificial Intelligence