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Here's why the Apple Watch always shows the time as 10:09 in advertisements

Watchmakers have traditionally chosen 10:10 as their display time because it ensures that the watchmaker's logo, which is usually engraved beneath the 12, isn't obscured by the watch hands. On top of that, having the hands at 10:10 is symmetrical.<p>Apple, however, chooses to display a slightly …

11 Marketing Trends To Watch For In 2015

The fundamentals of marketing are always going to be the same, but with the landscape changing at the speed of technology, what matters most now is how one activates the fundamentals. Smart marketers know that they need to get ahead of the trends and anticipate the next big things, or else be …

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

Acorns Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

There’s a growing arsenal of apps that integrate with your daily spending habits to deliver smart tips on how to make the most of your money. BillGuard, for example, helps you combat credit card fraud and hidden merchant fees. But a new entrant to the personal finance space is looking to go the …

The 5 Questions Successful People Routinely Ask Themselves

Ben Franklin began and ended his day by asking himself questions about the good he would do that day. Here are five questions that will help you take stock of your goals, fears, and failures to become a better version of yourself.<p>While everyone has a different definition of professional success, …

Ask This Small Question To Make Big Changes

One question could help you make simple, but meaningful, improvements in your work and life.<p>I’ve written in previous posts that asking the right questions can help you overcome fear of failure and identify your true passions. Another thing questioning can do is enable you to approach a daunting …

How To Set Goals That Will Keep You Fulfilled And Focused

Goals aren’t just a to-do list. When you set them properly, goals can motivate you to be more productive and give you a greater sense of purpose.<p>From the perspective of our brains, personal goals define who we are. <i>Our goals are our identity.</i> And when we think and act based upon goals that reflect …

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11 Shockingly Accurate Predictions From Nostradamus

He wrote his first book, "Les Propheties," in 1555, and publishing companies still roll out copies today. There's even a "Nostradamus For Dummies."<p>In the text of his book, each four-line block, called a quatrain, attempts to predict the future.<p>While logic might suggest Nostradamus' claims could …

How A Highly Ambitious, Never Satisfied Navy SEAL Found Happiness

Combat, divorce and illness helped pave the path to contentment.<p>As a former Navy SEAL I can assure you that the Navy tries very hard to provide a solid balance between work and personal life. But the simple fact is that in the SEAL teams, the training and deployment tempos are so rigorous that …

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Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement

The same strategies used to create a business plan can tell you if you’re on the right track in your career and personal life.<p>We’d all love to say we wake up in the morning feeling exhilarated–joyful even–and move through the day with purpose and intention, but the reality is most of us spend the …

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How To Be Your Own Boss Even When You Aren't

I’m going to tell you a secret that you already know, but probably forgot. This secret has the potential to transform your career from pretty good to spectacularly wonderful. This secret is powerful, foolproof, and highly versatile.<p>Are you ready?<p><b>The path to anything is to be what you want to become.</b><p>…

30 Powerful Quotes on Failure

It seems that failure tends to be more public than success. Or at least that’s what we perceive it to be. We fret it, we try to avoid it, and we question ourselves every time we have unconventional ideas. But the simple truth is – no great success was ever achieved without failure. It may be one …