Jody Donohue

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How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

The Importance of Sentence Length in Writing

First published in 1985, <i>100 Ways to Improve Your Writing</i>, is a book by author Gary Provost that is loaded with constructive tips for writers of all …

Writing

10 Books That Will Make You More Interesting

We’re firm believers in the power of a good book to change lives, and it’s for this reason we set aside time every single day to knock down a few …

Books

This 10-minute routine will increase your memory and creativity

Memory and imagination are inextricably connected. In fact, your memory is imagined. It’s not concrete nor objective fact. But rather, your memory is …

Creativity

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Motivation

11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with …

Productivity

How to Fly the World’s Best Business Class for Less Than Coach

On such airlines as Emirates and Singapore, you have to book into lavish first-class cabins to get enclosed suites, made-to-order meals, and …

British Airways

This Was the Average American's 401(k) Balance Last Year. How Do You Compare?

Are you saving as much as the typical American?<p>The benefit of saving for retirement in a 401(k) is getting a chance to sock away a large sum each …

Retirement

10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …

Writing

New 'eBay for travel' lets you buy people's unwanted holidays

A man stuck with an unwanted luxury holiday to Dubai worth thousands of pounds after splitting with his partner has founded an online marketplace where travellers struck by illness, trauma or a relationship breakdown can try to sell their non-refundable flights, cruises or hotel rooms.<p>Simon Powell …

British Airways

3 Top Index Funds to Keep You in the Investing Game

Want to invest without having to pick your own stocks? Start with these three index funds.<p>Stock picking can be a hugely rewarding way to build …

Investing

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

18 Biographies of the Most Successful People in Business

It’s officially summer, so <i>Fortune</i> put together a reading list for those of us who can’t just sit idly by the pool with a mindless beach read.<p>With the …

General Electric

14 Brilliant Pieces of Literature You Can Read in the Time it Takes to Eat Lunch

It's mighty easy to feel like you don't have time to read — especially quality literature. Life is hectic, jobs are busy and it's much easier to …

Books

When to use a hyphen, an en dash or an em dash

As experienced writers and editors, many <i>PR Daily</i> readers harbor a dislike for the hyphen.<p>It’s a punctuation mark that’s supposed to help writers …

Where to Stay in Paris: The Best Neighborhoods and Hotels for Every Type of Traveler

Whether a long-planned holiday or spontaneous weekend trip, your first time or fifteenth, an important question before traveling to Paris is: where …

How to Turn Great Ideas into Exciting Plots

This is the one thing you need.Eureka!…Now what?Ever so often you get that flash of inspiration, the lightning bolt of FUN IDEA, the quirky character …

Creative Writing
Investing

Warren Buffett: If you invest this way, 'you can't miss'

When Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett makes investing decisions, he focuses on one thing only: the facts.<p>"You have to be able to play out your …

Investing

7 Inspiring Podcasts That Every Entrepreneur Should Listen to This Summer

Make the most of your summer with these informative and entertaining podcasts.<p>Summer is around the corner, which means beach getaways and family vacations are also on the horizon. While the rest of your friends search Amazon for their summer book list, you should find great podcasts to fill your …

Self-improvement

The Most Expensive Cities in Europe and Their Cheaper, Cooler Alternatives

When it comes to popular European cities, Barcelona, Paris, and Rome grab all the headlines. And while these destinations have the cultural offerings …

5 Legal Ways To Get Tax-Free Income For Retirement

No one likes paying taxes. Even with the supposed cuts of the Trump tax plan, I hear people complaining about how much taxes they are paying. But with a little help there are a few ways to get tax-free retirement income.<p>I help people work toward reaching financial independence. You know, the day …

Retirement

Classic French bistros are making a comeback in Paris

LIFESTYLE FOOD<p>Although the Paris food scene has never been so cosmopolitan, more and more restaurants are making a U-turn and going back to their …

Paris Itinerary For 7 Days To See, Do and Eat

Paris – the city of culture, art and romance. This Paris itinerary for 7 days will guide you on how to see, do and taste and snap the best pictures …

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Self-help

The 18 Best Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2018

We’re almost to the halfway point of the year, and so far … not so good. The market has disappointed, and the investing landscape has shifted …

Investing

The Average Net Worth For A 50 Year Old In America

<b>The short answer is:</b> the average net worth of the average 50 year old is around $150,000. But the <i>above average</i> 50 year old has around $1,250,000. …

How to Write a Mystery Novel

So you want to know how to write a mystery novel. I’m delighted to hear it. I’ve been a mystery lover since I hid behind the Lincoln Logs in Mrs. …

A Few Key Terms to Know Before You Start to Invest

When considering how to invest, first thing’s first: For the average American family or single person, the most important thing is to prepare for retirement. Starting this year, to max out your accounts, you can put $18,500 into a 401K if that’s offered at work, and $5,500 into an IRA, if your …

10+ Rules of Writing from Modern Authors

Aspiring to be a writer is a dream of many, but not always followed. It might seem easy to just sit down and start writing a jaw dropping novel. The …