Thomas Elam

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5 Early Signs a Real Estate Market is Going Sour

From inventory to currency, a number of factors can point to declines<p>Hindsight may be 20/20, but investors necessarily don’t need perfect vision to …

Real Estate

There's a HIIT for weight lifting, too. And it works really well.

You may already know it by another name.<p>Everyone wants to work out less and see more gains, right?. Sweat for 20 minutes instead of an hour <i>and</i> get in shape faster? Come on. What could be better than that?<p>That’s the appeal of high-intensity interval training, or HIIT. Keep your heart rate way up for …

Exercise

The ultimate guide to defining, writing, and implementing OKRs

How to Use Objectives & Key Results for Planning (and Achieving) Your Company Goals<p>How did Google grow from 40 to 88,000 employees and $100+ billion …

Management

3 Small Fixes that Will Get Dozens of Recruiters Looking at Your LinkedIn

Of course, you have to let people know where to find you in the real world.<p>You can do a lot on LinkedIn to tell the world -- of recruiters, would-be bosses, prospective clients -- who you are and what you do best. You can tell your story in the summary section. You can write articles that display …

Employment

Too Busy To Be Promoted? Save Your Career

CEOs of midsized companies are sick and tired of leaders who are too busy. Too busy to step up on special projects. Too busy to step up and participate in strategy. Too busy to think long term. Those CEOs need to find ways to delegate critical work, and we advise them how. But if you’re not the …

Insurance Industry

How to Change Your 'Poverty Mentality' About Money

When it comes to money, we’re all working from a few negative scripts that can hinder our finances. And while going off-script is hard, it is …

Personal Finance

I've been investing in real estate since I was 22 — here's why it's one of the best ways to build wealth

At 22 years old, I accidentally started a business when I persuaded my boyfriend that we should buy a condo together. Little did I know, the small purchase would jump-start an entire real-estate career.<p>Throughout our 20s, we went on to acquire a couple of dozen rentals in the Boston area. Along the …

Real Estate

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Time Management

Tip: Strong Legs, No Knee Pain

Use this exercise pairing to build your legs without the knee pain.<p>If you've been getting after it in the gym for a long time, chances are you've …

Muscle

8 Ways to Teach Teens Anger Management Skills

Whether your teen throws his smartphone against the wall when he's frustrated an app won't work, or he yells and swears when he doesn't get his way, …

Emotional Intelligence

Why 14 is the riskiest age for a teenager

The most dangerous age is 14.<p>If you know any teenagers this might not come as a surprise, but research has confirmed that risk-taking peaks during …

Teens

Forget Big Sur—These East Coast Road Trips Will Fuel Your Sense of Adventure

Sure, a month in Italy sipping on limoncello, eating fresh pasta al pomodoro, and swimming in the clear Mediterranean waters may sound like an …

Road Trips

This Fund Pays 11.2% And Crushes The Market

Today I’m going to take you inside the most disrespected, criticized, lambasted and just plain ignored investments on the market today.<p>Why would I do that?<p>Simple. Because if you’re not as rich as you’d like to be, these unloved income plays are the <i>perfect</i> way to get you there.<p>I’m talking about …

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

Your Career Depends On Split-Second Decisions People Make About Your Appearance

You gotta love any conference speaker who begins her mid-afternoon session with a challenge to uncover your own unconscious workplace biases. That’s …

What We Got Wrong About Intermittent Fasting — Plus 6 Tips to Do It Right

Let’s get the facts right for our own health, but also because we need them in order to eat healthy.<p>The intermittent fasting craze came in like a …

Holistic Medicine

Remodeling 101: Everything You Need to Know About Door and Window Trim

We recently published a post all about crown molding—you know, the trim installed along the top of walls to add decoration and, not incidentally, …

Home Improvement

What The '20 Years Of Marriage' Phenomenon Means For You

If you've ever looked at an older couple laughing together while holding hands and wondered why you don't seem to have that problem-free ease with …

Marriage

20 Things Every Paddler Needs To Know

So you call yourself a paddler? Before joining this hallowed subculture, there are a few key lifestyle skills that you should look to work into your …

Kayaking

Want to Remember the Notes You Take? Here's Why You Need to Write Them By Hand

Handwriting notes has been proven to solidify thoughts better than typing, helping us retain information.<p>It's the worst feeling. We get a call or an email suddenly reminding us that a project is due or an important meeting has passed by and we've totally forgotten it.<p>I'm no stranger to the pitfalls …

Productivity

The Leadership 'Secret' That Smart Leaders Have Known for a Century

Amazing wisdom from more than 100 years ago that you can use today.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the early 1900s, a professional speaker traveled the nation giving one speech, and it was so popular, he ended up giving it 6,152 times by 1925. Keep in mind, …

Temple University

6 Questions to Ask Recruiters So You Get the Job You Really Want

When it comes to the typical job hunt, we all think we understand what should be on the average to-do list. For starters, we know to have a …

Employment

The 3-Second Trick From Craig Ferguson That Will Help You Manage Your Emotions

This quick mental dialogue could save you some major regrets.<p>Our emotions influence practically every decision we make. That's why it's so important to understand emotions and how they work--and learn how to keep them under control.<p>In my new book, <i>EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional</i> …

Self-help

How to become your boss’s right hand man and get all the best opportunities

You’ve got the drive and goals in mind to become your boss’s right hand and climb the career ladder. You earn this place through hard work, not by …

Employment

Landscaping: 10 Clever Gardening Tips to Save Time

Anyone with a well-tended garden knows the endless hours that can be eaten up by chores. And there’s no finish line in sight—cultivated ground comes …

Gardening

5+ Benefits of Squatting and How to Prepare

When you squat, with your heels firmly on the ground and your back nice and straight, you will feel your hamstrings, quads, achilles tendons, lower …

Exercise

I'm a CEO, and This Is How I Really Spend My Time Every Day

The role does have its perks, but it's not what most people imagine.<p><i>What does a CEO of a start-up do? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Heidi Zak, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ThirdLove,</b> …

Breast Cancer

NAGA’s Already-Extensive Ecosystem is Only Just Getting Started

<b>The NAGA platform has a lot going on, with an extensive ecosystem of proven use cases and value drivers. With such a diverse portfolio, it’s easy to</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Agile vs DevOps: Merging Fail-Fast Agile with Well-Planned DevOps

Fail-fast Agile and well-planned DevOps are the two sides of a single coin, though they are not essentially the same. Merging them is possible …

DevOps

Chest Exercises for a Sample Workout

Why is it important to exercise your chest muscles and what chest exercises are best? Let's take a look at the different types of chest exercises, …

Workouts