Melissa Zitt

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Perfect Pasta Recipes You Can Make in Your Crockpot

Crockpot pastas are an excellent way to enhance dinnertime flavors without increasing your workload in the kitchen. From buffalo chicken macaroni and …

Uber-for-kids is Shuddle's parental pitch

SAN FRANCISCO — The equation is a familiar one these days: Busy working parents plus super-scheduled children equals car-shuttling madness and missed appointments.<p>A new ride-hailing start-up hopes to improve that calculus. Shuddle, which operates throughout the Bay Area, provides rides to children …

Transportation

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

<b>1. Exercise with Friends</b><br>Instead of catching up with friends over food and drinks, suggest a reunion on the move—you're likely to work out 104 percent harder if you have an exercise buddy. Suggest a weekly walk-and-talk session, form a friendly fitness club, or take advantage of gym specials …

Umbrella insurance: Protection for that nest egg

A retirement nest egg may make you feel like you've locked down your financial future, but don't get too comfortable. Getting hit with a liability lawsuit in your retirement years could turn your life upside down.<p>While your insurance may cover some damages or legal fees, an umbrella insurance plan …

How I Wisely Navigated My Way Off My Parents' Car Insurance

I am a lucky girl. Throughout high school and college, my parents kept me on their car insurance policy. I was an expensive item to add! I kept the …

The 12 Best Food Blog Recipes of 2014

<i>We've gathered (some of) our favorite recipes from the world of food blogs in 2014. Which would you add to our list?</i><p>2014 was a great year for food blogs. We saw so many innovative, beautiful, and -- most importantly -- delicious recipes over the last 12 months. From gummy bear sangria and …

Recipes

Rideshare Drivers Still Cornered Into Insurance Secrecy

In the last year, car-service app startups Uber and Lyft have made major progress toward fixing their drivers’ insurance issues, gradually taking more responsibility for accidents that happen to on-duty drivers. But one sticky problem persists: drivers often lie to their personal insurance about …

3 Ways Steve Jobs Made Meetings Insanely Productive — And Often Terrifying

Steve Jobs made sure that Apple wasn't one of those companies.<p>Here are three ways the iconic CEO made meetings super productive.<p>In his book "Insanely Simple," longtime Jobs collaborator Ken Segall detailed what it was like to work with him.<p>In one story, Jobs was about to start a weekly meeting with …

Should Your Company Get Cybersecurity Insurance? | Inc.com

The recent Sony breach was epic--more than 100 terabytes of data was compromised, including company employees' personal medical records, embarrassing email correspondence, and unreleased films.<p>To top it all off, the breach leaked Sony's internal IT assessment--a report that explained the company …

Customers

This is the most valuable investment secret in the world

<b>From Porter Stansberry in The S&A Digest:</b> <b></b><p>Today, I’m going to show you one of the most advanced investment skills you could ever master…<p>But I don’t …

33 Delicious Paleo Recipes To Make In A Slow Cooker

Just because you eat like a caveman doesn't mean you shouldn't take advantage of modern conveniences.

Cooking

REPORT: Uber Has Hired Goldman Sachs To Raise A Bunch Of Money

Primack reports that Goldman began sending information packets on Uber to its wealth management clients Monday morning and that the bank could raise "hundreds of millions of dollars to support Uber's balance sheet and international expansion efforts."<p>The securities being offered by Goldman to …

Goldman Sachs

Warren Buffett's Thoughts on GEICO From 1976

Warren Buffett’s Thoughts on GEICO in 1976 by John Huber, Base Hit Investing<p>I’ve been spending the vast majority of my time working on a number of …

Leaked transcript shows Geico’s stance against Uber, Lyft

The Geico gecko won’t be hopping into a Lyft or UberX car any time soon.<p>An internal sales-training document from the insurance giant lays out the hard line it takes with policyholders who give paid rides through the two San Francisco companies. “Please Group Reject the policy” of customers involved …

Tailor Your Presentation to Fit the Culture

Fourteen years ago I moved from Chicago to Paris. The first time I ran a training session in France, I prepared thoroughly, considering how to give the most persuasive presentation possible. I practiced my points, and anticipated questions that might arise.<p>The day of the session, my actions were …

18 Characteristics Of Exceptional Employees

Some people believe that winning isn’t everything, that effort is more important than walking away with a “W.” To a degree, they’re right. Winning may not be everything, but the will to win definitely is.<p>The will to win exceeds all else because it is defining. Focus, drive, steadfastness and all …

Will Google Enter The Insurance Industry?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Christoffer O. Hernæs is partner at Core Group, a Norwegian management consulting company. Christoffer is currently engaged by Sparebank1, one of Norway’s largest financial institutions; this analysis is based on public datasources and is not connected to the any client …

Microsoft, Google Say They're Moving Forward With NSA Lawsuit

Microsoft and Google say they will go forward with a lawsuit against the U.S. government that seeks to make information about surveillance requests public.<p>The two giants filed the lawsuit earlier this summer, but were negotiating with the government to reach an agreement.<p>In a blog post, Brad Smith, …