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How Better Communication Prevents Painful Turnover

This week I spoke with an expert on internal communications, which can be just as important, it turns out, as external PR. Isa Watson is the founder and CEO of Envested, a workplace engagement tool. Engagement and connection are vital for reasons both inside and outside a company. But avoiding …

Employee Engagement

5 Tips For Writing a Book People Will Actually Read (From a First Time Author)

My first book comes out this month. Here's what I learned.<p>I was sitting alone in a garage surrounded by packing boxes.<p>My usual morning routine, which started with coffee back then (and now is more about black tea), segued into a new idea for this column. I started writing about what it means to be …

Writing

These Three Friends Hit $2 Million In Revenue With A Fresh Approach To Publishing

Getting to $2 million in annual revenue was once almost unattainable for a tiny company with no employees except the owners. But Impressions Holdings, a profitable bootstrapped software, web services and content marketing firm, has hit the mark, according to its three founders, making the most of …

Startups

Milk Makeup's New Kush Brow Gel Coats Your Eyebrows in the Magic of Tinted CBD Oil

There are two seemingly-unrelated things that most people are obsessed with: eyebrows and marijuana. Now, they are about to become one with Milk Makeup's latest launch. After successfully tricking out our lashes with its CBD oil-infused Kush Mascara, Milk Makeup took it one step further to …

Makeup

8 Things Everyone Should Know About Marriage, According to a Divorce Lawyer | Inc.com

<i>What does a career as a divorce attorney teach people about marriage and life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Matthew Breddan, Family Law Attorney, on Quora:</b><p>A career as a divorce attorney …

Divorce

19 Natural Remedies For Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are bluish, bulging veins that appear on your legs at the surface of your skin. While varicose veins are generally not painful, they can be uncomfortable. The exact cause of varicose veins is not known, but a genetic tendency toward weak vein valves plays a role.<p>Hormones also play a …

Coconut

38 Weird Products On Amazon That Are So Cheap They’re Essentially Free

There's not a single person on this planet who doesn't love a good bargain — but at the same time, you have to be able to draw a line between what's …

Shopping

9 Money Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Does the thought of a financial podcast summon images of your college accounting professor droning on and on in a too-warm lecture hall?<p>Well, it is time to ditch the flashback. Because these top podcasts won’t put you to sleep at the wheel. I’ve rounded up the best money podcasts that are as …

Self-improvement

No, Really: This Is the Secret to Age-Proofing Your Brain

When you think about age-proofing your brain, what's the first thing that springs to mind? Eating healthier food, exercising more, and quitting bad …

Wellness

Free Marketing Tools Every Small Business Marketer Should Try

Got big plans for your small business, but only a tiny marketing budget? You’re not alone. According to the Wasp Barcode Small Business Report, 42% of small businesses invest 3% or less of their revenue into marketing.<p>But maybe that isn’t such a big problem. With these small business marketing …

Infographics

I Tried Sephora’s Free Pore Vacuum Facial, and the Results Were Crazy

Once upon a time, facials were only for the rich and the brave. You would pull up, sign over $100 or more, and feel the warm embrace of a waffle knit towel while an esthetician stroked your face for an hour. Then would come extractions, the technical name for a pro going pore by pore to squeeze out …

Skin Care

A tablespoon of olive oil a day could add years to your life by slashing stroke and cancer risk

How to live longer: One tablespoon of olive oil a day is all you need to slash stroke and cancer risk, reveal experts<p><b>Consultant Dr Sarah Brewer and</b> …

Holistic Medicine

She drank live viruses for two weeks. It worked

For five years, Patti Swearingen battled an infection that refused to go away. Doctors prescribed round after round of antibiotics, but the infection …

Medicine

20 Doctor-Recommended Natural Remedies For Everyday Ailments

The latest surveys show that about a third of Americans now use natural or complementary medicine, and the number is growing. Fish oil is the most common natural product used for health—nearly 8% of adults take it preventively for heart health. Next in popularity are glucosamine/chondroitin, …

Health

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Leadership

This $7 Tool Prevents Clumpy Mascara and Gives You the Best Lashes Ever

Sure, you love how your lashes look when coated in a lustrous, smooth coat of mascara. Getting there? Not so much fun.<p>That's where The Clump Cleaner …

Makeup

Why More Americans Are Breaking $1 Million in One-Person Businesses

Searching for colorful napkins and cups to liven up their next bash, hosts all over the country turn to Party Innovations, a one-man internet store. The thriving shop enables Jeff Sadowsky, a New York City dad, to generate over $1 million in annual revenue per year.<p>When Sadowsky, a former computer …

Pay Per Click

Warren Buffett Says These Simple Habits That Most of Us Ignore Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

The Oracle of Omaha wants you to succeed with these simple habits that even a 14-year-old could pull off.<p>Sometimes, I just have to shake my head at Warren Buffett's wisdom. Is it earth-shattering? Hardly.<p>At 87 years young, he keeps imparting on us the simplest advice that has made him a success …

Self-improvement

A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to.<p>They would bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.<p>Then they had a research …

Parenting

Developing These 5 Habits Will Make You a Once-in-a-Career Leader to Employees

Practicing these five powerful tenets of leadership will make you unforgettable to employees and irreplaceable to employers.<p>The thing I wanted more than anything "growing up" as a leader was to be unforgettable to employees--for my impact on their performance, growth, happiness, and life. Did I …

Leadership

The best writing advice I have ever received

After failing so hard the first time, the person who gave it to me isn’t even a writer.I have been struggling to write for a very long time.In truth, …

Writing

Adobe Scan can now automatically turn business cards into phone contacts

Artificial intelligence could soon make manually typing up information off a business card a thing of the past. Adobe Scan, the smartphone scanning …

Software

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Medication

A new program developed by a research team focuses on diet, exercise, and sleep as the keys to lowering your blood pressure without using drugs.<p>For …

Diabetes

10 documentaries that will make you a lot smarter about money

There’s no escaping its vast power and utility for the human enterprise. Stories, great tales, and songs have all been written about the all-mighty …

Financial Services

15 Fascinating Facts About Honey Bees

No other insect serves human needs like the honey bee. For centuries, beekeepers have raised honey bees, harvesting the sweet honey they produce and …

Insects

10 Reasons You're Always Tired (and what you can do about it)

Feeling tired on a regular basis is extremely common. In fact, about one-third of healthy teens, adults and older individuals report feeling sleepy …

Wellness

This Korean Face Mask Made My 70-Year-Old Parents' Skin Look Like Glass

Hanacure's Multi-Action Treatment Mask ($29) is virtually legendary within the beauty, and more specifically, the skincare industry right now. In …

Skin Care

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cellulite

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like this, visit shape.com.</i><p>While beauty standards are always evolving (we like to think …

Women's Health

Research Shows The Quickest Way To Build Trust With Your Employees

One of my studies, called “How To Build Trust In The Workplace,” surveyed more than 7,000 people all about why people do, or don’t, trust their leaders. The first thing we discovered was that approximately 32% of a worker’s loyalty is the result of feeling trust towards their boss. So it’s …

Employment

This Doctor Wants To Make Botox and Lasers Obsolete

“You will not wrinkle.”<p>Have you ever sat in a room with a literal genius? I have. Her name is Dr. Macrene Alexiades, M.D., Ph.D., and she’s a …

Skin Care