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7 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Your Personal Finances

There's a lot of wisdom contained in these words.<p>While I rarely advise buying a certain stock or making a money move just because an expert did, that …

Investing

Theodore Roosevelt on the Cowardice of Cynicism and the Courage to Create Rather Than Criticize

“The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer. There are many men who feel a kind of twister pride in cynicism; there are many who confine themselves to criticism of the way others do what they themselves dare not even attempt.”<p><i>“There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic,”</i> Maya …

Theodore Roosevelt

Volkswagen adds a larger, amenity-packed camper van to its lineup

Meet the big brother of the best-selling VW California camper van<p>If there’s any company that’s helped to shape the world’s preoccupation with camper vans, it’s Volkswagen. From the first “Splitty” bus in the 1940s to their best-selling California van, Volkswagen is an industry leader in figuring …

Volkswagen

Ask The Reader: Favorite Quotes/Advice

I love a good quote. Just a few wise words can convey so much. I’ve included some of my favorites below and I want to hear yours too. Before we get …

Motivation

20 Amazing Whiskeys Under $100

Prices may have shifted, but even at what could be the peak of the whiskey boom, you can still get great bottles of delicious whiskey under $100.<p>Call …

Supply and Demand

Why The Kettlebell Is The Best Gym Equipment You’re Probably Not Using

The kettlebell does it all. From building muscle to boosting cardio, it's one versatile piece of gym kit you can't afford to be without. This is the …

Workouts

The 4 Keys to Asking Better Questions

One of the best ways to learn and improve is by asking good questions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone asks for the keys to success, but few realize one of them is in the question itself. According to research conducted by Harvard Business School, the majority …

Harvard Business School

Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

Once upon a time, I worked for a woman who was known as a star meeting facilitator. CEOs would call left and right, asking her to organize strategy …

CEOs

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization

Engagement and accountability are critical elements for growth, productivity and profitability in any organization. But in this fast-paced twenty-first century age of disruption, improving engagement and accountability seems more challenging than ever before.<p>According to the 2017 KPMG Global CEO …

Employee Engagement

High-Performing Leaders Never Underestimate the Importance of This, But Average Performers Almost Always Do

Figure you're good enough to wing it? Here's why you might want to reevaluate.<p>Decades of research into the habits of world-class performers across virtually every field reveals one belief they all espouse with borderline fanaticism: the importance of practice.<p>Simply put: High performers practice …

How Draymond Green sacrificed to build the Warriors' dynasty

In the closing seconds of Game 4 of the NBA Finals, a giddy Draymond Green and Kevin Durant stood near the Golden State Warriors' bench, high-fiving …

Basketball

Why It’s Important To Work Hard

There are some people who choose minimalism as a means to escape work. While I understand the appeal, I am not one of them.I enjoy work. I find …

Letters From a Stoic by Seneca: Book Summary, Key Lessons and Best Quotes

Seneca was a prominent Roman philosopher and playwright who published several essential works about Stoicism. He is considered one of the three key …

25 questions to ask a mentor

A few years ago, around the time when I was launching this blog, I wrote an article called 4 Types of Questions to Ask A Mentor. To this day, it is …

The Secrets To Resilience

<i>“There’s only one thing that’s worse than having an unhappy childhood, and that’s having a too-happy childhood.” –</i> Dylan Thomas<p>Research shows that …

Beautiful Maps Of Great American Road Trips To Get Your Motor Running

Ah, the road trip – a classic rite of passage. No matter if it’s a haphazard first adventure with college buddies or a post-retirement planned escape onto the open road, there are few better and more liberating sensations than pointing your hood towards the horizon, putting your foot down and …

RVs

12 Hiking Destinations You'll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

The best travel advice always comes from people with firsthand experience—and that's especially true when it comes to hiking trips. When you're going …

Hiking

North America's Five Best Road Trips

Sure, you can just load a bag in the car on a Friday afternoon, pick a scenic byway, and go. But what’s nice about charting your path ahead of time is scoring great deals, making sure you don’t miss iconic sights, and knowing exactly what gear you’ll need along the way, whether it’s boardshorts, a …

I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

Kanye West wants freedom—white freedom.<p>I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely 7 years old, and cable had not yet come to the city, and if it had, my father would not have believed in it. Yes, it had to have …

Michael Jackson

See 30 Amazing Places in North America

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>From stunning natural vistas to grand urban landscapes, from Canada to the Caribbean, these breathtaking photos transport you across the continent.<p>Home to nearly 600 million people, North America's immensity is matched only by its diversity. Simmering volcanoes, dazzling …

National Parks

How Much Do I Need To Save To Retire Early?

Retiring early is simply a formula based on:<p>The percentage of your take home pay you save<br>• Your gross and after tax income<br>• How much you can live on<p>The …

Retirement

The Top 6 Mistakes Every Points and Miles Beginner Makes

There’s a reason that dozens of all-encompassing, detailed resources exist for maximizing points and miles: this is a complicated hobby. If you’re …

The Value of Failing

A new research center at Columbia University is committed to figuring out how to turn failure into success.<p>Every kid has that moment when she realizes that the adults she admires aren’t perfect. Few children ever learn, however, that the same is true for the inventors and intellectual giants whose …

Education

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

7 Adventurous Family Vacations You Can Afford

Vacationing with children can be the best and the hardest thing in the world. The upside? Experiencing new wonders through their eyes. But then there are the meltdowns, the exhaustion, the endless stream of “Are we there yet?” With little ones in tow, a delayed flight, a lost bag, or a too-small …

Are Helicopter Parents Ruining a Generation?

“Initially, helicopter parenting appears to work,” says Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of <i>How to Raise an Adult. “</i>As a kid, you're kept safe, you're given direction, and you might get a better grade because the parent is arguing with the teacher.” But, ultimately, parents end up getting in the child’s …

Homeschooling

5 Foam Roller Moves to Make You Stronger

Despite a surge in trendy recovery products, the foam roller remains the thing you keep going back to for loosening tight spots, speeding recovery, and increasing range of motion. But the foam roller is almost just as valuable as a strength-building tool, especially when used to enhance exercises …

Jump While You Can

Recently, I spent a week with my family in Costa Rica. There is much to see and do in that beautiful country. And both my kids (11 and 15) thoroughly …

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

2018 March Madness picks: Four Cinderellas you should strongly consider

Here are the best picks in each region to win your heart -- and maybe your office pool<p>You still hunting through that bracket right now, trying to …