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Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig most reliable for weight loss, study says

Dieters looking to maximize their chances for long-term weight loss should consider trying Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, according to a new review of clinical trials.<p>People who used the Jenny Craig program lost 4.9% more weight after one year than their counterparts, who only got dieting …


12 Things Successful People Do In The First Hour Of The Workday

"Successful people understand the importance of having control over their mornings and know how to use that time wisely," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job." "These people …

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HealthCare.gov now working for 'vast majority of users'

The Obama administration says it repaired hundreds of software bugs and made hardware upgrades to improve the health insurance marketplace.<p>The Obama administration announced Sunday that it had met its deadline for improving HealthCare.gov after myriad technical issues plagued the launch of the …

How To Be More Productive And Happier During Times Of Stress

Few deadlines are quite like the end of the year.<p>Just as we are trying, in the home stretch, to do our best at work to nail that bonus, raise or promotion, we’ve got social events heating up, family events crowding in, and travel and all its various hassles raising our dread. On top of that, we’re …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

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Are You Selling or Serving?

Sales strategies come and go, but serving the customer should always be your top priority.<p>If you're like most business owners, you probably re-evaluate your sales strategy on a regular basis. There are many factors to consider when switching up your sales approach, including your customers' …


7 Tips to Better Manage Your Email

Is your email running your life? Here are a few tips to help you take back control.<p>Let's face it. Email is never going away. In fact email continues to be the primary and most effective form of communication in business despite the spam, texting and social media. Many people have simply transferred …

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The Art of the Warm Introduction

Looking for VC funding? First, you need an intro. Here's the right way to meet potential investors.<p>I remember when I first started fundraising for my first company, my investor network was pretty weak. Not only did I not know many investors, I also didn't really know how to pitch them.<p>I'd basically …

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What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur?

A paper from Ernst and Young dug into the qualities that make a successful entrepreneur across all different types of companies.<p>"While start-ups often attract considerable public attention and are critical to building the entrepreneurial ecosystem, it is high-impact entrepreneurs who are the power …

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10 Surprising Success Tips from Amazing Sales Guru Tom Hopkins

Need a nudge toward success? Tom Hopkins has been training winners for nearly 40 years. Here are his 10 surefire tips.<p>In a recent column I found myself quoting a man I met nearly 30 years ago. I didn't just use one of his quotes, actually, I found I have been quoting him regularly without even …