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It's All In Your Head: The One-Way Intimacy Of Podcast Listening

I fell in love this week. Happens more often than you might think.<p>But the fact that it's happened before, and will happen again, doesn't mean this latest infatuation is any less passionate, abiding, head-over-heels, birds-suddenly-appear, stars-fall-down-from-the-sky resolute.<p>My husband's cool with …

I’m a Lesbian Who Hates Cats. I’m Going to Die Alone.

I’m a newly single, 34-year-old lesbian, and I have a list of relationship deal breakers. I keep it on my phone, where an alarm reminds me to reread it each month. On this list are 49 (so far) personality or lifestyle traits I now know, from excruciating experience, that I’m so unwilling to …

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50 Ways To Increase Social Media Engagement

What is social media engagement and how can you increase it?<p>Social media engagement is the Holy Grail of marketing and seems to be just as elusive. …

Social Media

The "Big Boom Theory" For Retirement: Millennials, Pay Attention; You Are Next

<i>Here’s The Scene</i>… <i></i><p>Mom and Dad are lounging around their beach house, sipping <i>Arnold Palmers</i> (maybe with Arnold Palmer), deciding which golf club to use, which trip to take, and how to keep spoiling the grandkids… all this leisure and fun financed by the steady stream of guaranteed retirement income, …

One Stat for Every Social Network That Will Convince Your Boss it's Important

June 10, 2015<p>Share<p>No matter how many people in the world use social media, no matter how many business success stories emerge, no matter how many new …

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How cinemagraphs are helping brands break away from static content

In the world of marketing, where almost everything has been designed and produced, we are being pushed everyday to create better and more engaging …

When Sales Incentives Should Be Based on Profit, Not Revenue

Most sales forces link some portion of salespeople’s pay to sales metrics. For example, they pay a commission on the revenues salespeople generate or a bonus for achieving a territory sales quota. This proven “pay for performance” approach motivates salespeople to work hard and drive sales …

33 Writers Share The Books That Inspired Them To Write

"I thought, 'you can do that?!'"<p><i>We asked writers at the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference which book inspired them to write. Here are their answers.</i><p>♥📚♥

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How To Grow Your Blog With The Psychology Of Marketing

“I can tell you with a fair degree of certainty that no matter how great your product is, it is very likely that <b>40–60% of your free trial users never</b> …

The Biggest Mistakes New Bloggers Make

<b>Every now and then, a friend of mine starts a blog and asks for feedback. No matter what the blog’s niche is — travel or food or beauty or just a</b> …

Reinvent Your Sales Process While Still Hitting Your Numbers

If you have a monopoly, then your reward is a quiet life, one devoid of having to deal with competition. But most firms face changing competition, threats to their installed base, and quarterly investor expectations — all of which place sometimes conflicting demands on sales efforts. Sales forces …

McDonald’s and the Challenges of a Modern Supply Chain

Recently, McDonald’s, the world’s iconic largest food service provider, has been (forgive the cliché) through the grinder. Poor performance has led to the departure of its CEO and plenty of critical attention in the business pages. Part of this story relates to the provenance, or origins, of its …

How to Build a Meaningful Career

Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re not just toiling away at your desk but you’re doing something you genuinely care about?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Unfortunately, most of …

Closing the Gap Between Blue Ocean Strategy and Execution

At the highest level, there are three propositions essential to the success of strategy: the value proposition, the profit proposition, and the people proposition. For any strategy to be successful and sustainable, an organization must develop an offering that attracts buyers; it must create a …

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10 Tips for Leadership, from One Millennial to Another

Advice from the next generation of CEOs.<p>Millennials have been subject to much criticism for their workplace skills--like generations before them--but many are already leading companies, or preparing to. We asked 10 Millennial founders from Young Entrepreneur Council to share what they think fellow …

N. Korea's Racist Attack On Obama -- What's Dennis Rodman Saying?

Dennis Rodman has yet to comment on the torrent of trash talk from North Korea about President Obama. Nor have any other members of the dream team of former NBA basketball players whom he led to Pyongyang for Kim Jong-un’s birthday in January.<p>You have to wonder, though, what Rodman and his cohorts …

7 Magic Words (And 10 Negotiation Ideas) For Entrepreneurs

Of all the skills we teach prospective entrepreneurs, there’s an element missing. Where in our MBA or business preparedness programs do we talk about the skills of negotiation? Um… with the exception of sales training, which is highly focused on negotiation, perhaps the answer is never.<p>My friend …

MH370: cockpit transcript released

Malaysia has released a transcript of the final words spoken from the cockpit of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which contradicts earlier reports but does not indicate "anything abnormal", authorities said on Tuesday.<p>The final words heard by Kuala Lumpur air traffic control were: …

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 puzzle raises legal problems

But Malaysia Airlines is also vulnerable to civil lawsuits for potentially greater damages by hundreds of relatives already infuriated over the lack …

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MH370 puzzle seen leading to out-of-court settlements

A relative of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, MH370, left, is surrounded by journalists as he leaves after learning about …

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MH370 report: Mixed messages ate up time before official search initiated

Confusion, misleading information and then long periods of nothing marked the first hours of what's now known as the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>It took air traffic controllers more than four hours after the last conversation with the cockpit to activate rescuers to look for the …

North Korea testing engine for possible nuclear missile, say analysts

New satellite imagery indicates North Korea has been testing the engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US thinktank has said, amid concerns the North is preparing a nuclear test.<p>The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said images of the North's main rocket launch site …

North Korea workers urged to operate on 'Chosun speed'

To mark International Worker’s Day, state periodical the Rodong Sinmun has called for labourers across North Korea to take on “Chosun speed” and “safeguard the socialist system under Kim Jong-un".<p>“Chosun speed" follows on the heels of “Masikryeong speed,” an ideological tactic adopted by Kim …

Childhood Kim Jong Un Photos Revealed At State Concert

North Korea surprised friend and foe by releasing previously unseen childhood photos of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. Since the image of the country's leaders has long been a carefully controlled and crafted part of the nation's cult of personality, the release of the pictures came to many completely …

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North Korea ups rhetoric after Obama visits South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea expressed outrage Monday over a rhetorical attack on President Park Geun-hye by the North Korean government …