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5 Habits Highly Organized People Don't Have

Nix these habits and spring-clean your life.<p>Part of the secret to success for a global business consultant is to be organized. Different countries, multiple time zones, and a myriad of clients and cultures mean it can be pretty easy to get mixed up and miss important appointments. And, admittedly, …

Time Management

35 Things You'll Regret Doing in Life

"Life is too short" is so cliché, but also so true. Not to sound morbid, but our days are limited and we never know when our time will be up. We tend to think we're invincible, especially when we're young, and don't often live to the fullest because we don't think of the bigger picture. We let …

Self-help

Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying

Palliative nurse Bronnie Ware has captured hundreds of regrets from terminally ill patients, none more than this one.<p>Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such avoidance …

Positive Thinking

10 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew in My 20s

What do you wish you knew in your younger days?<p>Time speeds up the older I get. I'm in my late 30s and looking back, there are a lot of things I may have done differently had I known what I know now. With experience comes wisdom, and I could have used some of that wisdom when I was in my 20s.<p>But I …

Motivation

5 Quotes From Successful People That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Every great entrepreneur needs a little inspiration every once in a while. These quotes can help.<p>Whether you're just starting off on your entrepreneurial journey or you're the proud owner of three successful startups, every entrepreneur needs a little inspiration now and then to help push them …

Entrepreneurship

Why We Live In A Second Robber Baron Era

Step aside John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie and other robber barons of the late 19th century. As profits soar and the stock market booms while the overall economy and median wages stagnate, “we aren’t just living in a second Gilded Age,” writes Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, “we’re …

Why the Rent vs. Buy Debate Is Completely Pointless

After saving up for a long time, I recently bought a home, which caught some of my friends off guard. “I thought you were anti-homeownership,” they …

Personal Finance

How Spanking Children Affects Their Behavior as Adults

A new study that analyzed 50 years of research on spanking concludes that the more children are spanked, the more chance there is that <b>they'll</b> …

The Sad Truth That Apple and Exxon Reveal About Our Economy

How the mighty have fallen.<p>Tuesday brought two seismic announcements in the business world. First, ExxonMobil was stripped of its AAA rating by S&P, …

Investing

How America's rich betrayed their fellow citizens

In the past, wealth came with responsibility. Today’s rich avoid taxes, military service, and charitable giving. No wonder we’re seeing a populist backlash<p>The author F Scott Fitzgerald once wrote that the “rich are different than you and me”.<p>Fitzgerald’s observation rings especially true today. The …

Middle-class

Deutsche Bank says Europe will run out of options in 2017

In addition, the China slowdown and dampened commodities markets are dragging on economic growth. That puts a lot of stress on central banks and their mission to stop Europe from breaking apart financially, and possibly politically.<p>But according to Mark Wall and his team at Deutsche Bank, we …

In an Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat

MIAMI — Behind a locked door aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is a world most of the vessel’s 4,200 passengers will never see. And that is exactly the point.<p>In the Haven, as this ship within a ship is called, about 275 elite guests enjoy not only a concierge and 24-hour butler service, …