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The 8 Steps To A Successful Early Retirement

<i>A lot of folks dream about hanging it up before the traditional retirement age of 65. That’s a tall order, though. One of the smartest and best financial advisors in the business, AdviceIQ Network member Brenda P. Wenning, president of Wenning Investments in Newton, Mass., tells how to bring off</i> …

Retirement

The Introvert Travel Guide

There's been more talk about introversion in recent years. By now many people finally understand that being an introvert doesn't mean that I'm quiet or shy. I love getting together and chatting it up with people, but preferably in small groups where you can have meaningful conversations rather than …

Travel

How To Manage Office Bullies: From Co-Workers To Bosses

Bullies typically manage up and make life difficult for their subordinates – although some terrorize their colleagues and bosses, too. Their motto is “my way or the highway,” and they follow the Office Bully Code of Conduct:<p>Be cold. Never let them see emotion.<br>• Be selective. Only let people who agree …

The Workplace

One Man Calculated The Ultimate NYC Walking Tour

Exploring all of New York City is hard, whether you live there or you're just visiting for a short time. Though subways make journeying a little bit faster, the best way to see the city and all it has to offer is to walk it. Lucky for us, one guy has calculated an optimized walking tour of NYC that …

Walking Tours

Health Insurance Deductible - Consumer Reports

One of the most common sources of confusion with health coverage is the difference between the health insurance deductible and the out-of-pocket …

The best way to invest for retirement income

<i>My wife and I have accumulated a good-size nest egg that we now need to draw on to pay retirement living expenses. Can you suggest a portfolio for generating current income?</i><p><i>—K.G., Dover, Delaware</i><p>When it comes to tapping savings in retirement, many retirees fall into what I call the <b>"</b>Income Investing …

Amazon Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) operates a marketplace for work that requires human intelligence. The MTurk web service enables companies to …

The Best Ways to Sell Your Stuff | Consumer Reports

Auction houses<p>Consignment shops<p>Online sales<p>Yard sales<p>How to decide where to sell your stuff<p>This decision tree will help you decide which venue makes …

A Quick Guide to Breakeven Analysis

In a world of Excel spreadsheets and online tools, we take a lot of calculations for granted. Take breakeven analysis. You’ve probably heard of it. Maybe even used the term before, or said: “At what point do we break even?” But because you may not entirely understand the math — and because …

10 Digital Health Trends for the Next 20 Years

The Digital Health Revolution is upon us. Here are the ten trends that will impact each and everyone of us in the coming years to help us live healthier, stronger and smarter lives, for longer.

Top 10 things to do in Trinidad, Cuba

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad, Cuba, was built on the back of the 19th-century sugar and slave trade. At its zenith, in 1827, one of the 56 sugar mills in the region harvested the biggest cane haul in the world — just under a million kilos of white pressed crystals. This enormous, …

Cuba

ObamaCare, Doctor Shortage To Spur $2 Billion Telehealth Market

The business of treating patients via telehealth in the U.S. will dramatically increase to nearly $2 billion in revenue within five years due to a confluence of events in the health care industry from doctor shortages to provider payment changes under the Affordable Care Act.<p>A new report from …

Which Words Matter The Most When You Talk

Language, like anything else, can be hacked for greater effectiveness. Here are some techniques to make your words–your best tool at work–more powerful.<p>One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially for Buffer copy, for example our welcome email if you sign up) are words; very simple words in …

The Brain

Influential Leaders Ask These 6 Questions | Inc.com

The key to being a powerful leader isn't giving orders -- it's extending your influence. And one important way to do that is by spreading and soliciting new ideas.<p>As an influential leader, you are a conduit of ideas. Some are your own, while others are from your team. Some are well-baked concepts …

Leadership

Are You Eligible for Medicaid or CHIP - Consumer Reports News

While politiicans and pundits fret over policy cancellations, Obamacare is quietly bringing new Medicaid and CHIP coverage to millions of un- or …

Saving Academic Medicine from Obsolescence

The United States spent 17.9% of the GDP on healthcare in 2012. Academic medicine, which makes up, approximately, 20% of these costs ($540 billion), is under profound threat. Teaching hospitals and medical schools are faced with declining clinical revenue, dwindling research dollars and increasing …

The Big Barrier to High-Value Health Care: Destructive Self-Interest

In the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, an effort is under way to get insurers, providers, employers, and unions to cooperate in creating a system that can reduce total health care costs and premiums while achieving better outcomes. Our organization — the Institute for Healthcare …

How to Get the Most out of Medicare - Consumer Reports

Starting Medicare has never been as simple as signing up when you turn 65. If you time your enrollment wrong you can end up paying extra money for …

Research: Middle Managers Have an Outsized Impact on Innovation

Just the mention of “middle managers” is enough to make people’s eyes roll back. But these supposedly boring cogs of the corporation, these objects of derision in Dilbertland, can have a profound impact on innovation and performance. Companies need to pay attention to them and reward their special …

Filament Labs hopes its algorithms turn healthcare into a full-service business

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Stacey Higginbotham<p>Tens of thousands of people have fitness trackers of some sort. Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo …

Patient Centered Medical Homes - Consumer Reports

Home sweet medical home<p>Remember when bankers kept, well, banker’s hours, and you couldn’t cash a check after 4 p.m. or on weekends? Banks finally …

The Entrepreneurs Handbook: 52 Essential Resources for Startups

The thought of launching a Startup is incredibly intimidating with most failing to survive their first few years, it can often result in an …

Amazon Web Services

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

6 Ways Companies Drive Out Their Best People

Sometimes you walk into a room and think – <i>Oooh, I could hang out here for a while</i>. There’s natural light, the temperature is just right, it smells good. The furniture is attractive and comfortable. Then there are rooms you walk into and just can’t wait to get out of – too cold or too hot; harsh or …

New Start-ups: Here's Your Digital To-Do List | Inc.com

I asked a number of entrepreneurs and experts for the essential things every new start-up must do to establish its Web presence. Here's the digital to-do list they came up with:<p><b>1. Register the domain.</b><br>If you've seen the GoDaddy.com commercials, you know you shouldn't wait long to register a domain. …

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