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Secret to financial freedom: Why the 50/30/20 savings rule is a win

<i>JOHANNESBURG — In this excellent article, independent financial advisor and asset management consultant Candice Paine outlines some key tips to</i> …

Personal Finance

7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

So you’ve put aside 60 minutes to do something meaningful. Now the next question is: What are you going to do?<p>4. Pick a hobby<p>Having a passion is …

Self-improvement

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will do.<p>I know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.<p>After all, that's what leaders …

Self-improvement

How rich are the rich? If only you knew

“If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.”<p>Actor and comedian Chris Rock made this astute statement during a …

Income Inequality

Two of the world’s deadliest snakes fought, and both lost

It’s not often that a single photo taken by a seemingly anonymous photographer becomes a subject of interest for scientists, but that seems to …

Top CEOs Say These Are the 8 Habits You Need to Ditch If You Want to Be Successful | Inc.com

None of us is going to win the I'm-Perfect Award any time soon. But we can at least try to prune away some of our faults. To give you a little direction, I asked leading CEOs what bad habits they think are the most critical to ditch.<p>1. Not asking for help<p>"[When the same tactics are no longer …

Leadership

5 Skills That Will Get You Through Any Tough Conversation | Inc.com

I admit it. I spend most of my days researching, writing about, and speaking about positive aspects of leadership--how to properly recognize and show appreciation to people. I write a lot about how to inspire and motivate people to become their best. And, I talk a ton about building better …

Self-help

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Creativity

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year--With No Funding | Inc.com

In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down--leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and figured the news offered a big opportunity to try to fix the existing …

Small Business

Three still missing in California's deadly mudslides

(Reuters) - The number of people missing from last week's deadly Southern California mudslides fell to three on Monday as hundreds of rescue workers searched for survivors from the rain-driven slides that killed 20 people.<p>A 53-year-old transient, John Keating, had been listed among the four still …

Natural Disasters