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Science Reveals the Right Timing for Eye Contact

New scientific study defines 'normal' eye contact for the first time<p>Proper eye contact gets a lot of attention. It's supposedly the key to being a great speaker, to executive presence, and to how to own a room. It's worried over by those on job interviews, on dates, and negotiating. People who hold …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

Want to Succeed? Do This One Thing

Call it what you want, perseverance pays off.<p>Have you noticed that everyone is talking about grit these days, as if it has just been discovered? Business leaders, pundits, scientists, and even celebrities are extolling the importance of grit as a key ingredient in success.<p>Although the scientists …

ConAgra Foods stock seen rising 30 percent: Barron's | News Home | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - ConAgra Foods’ stock (CAG.N) could climb up to 30 percent in the coming months as the U.S. packaged food company seeks to shed businesses, improve existing brands and achieve lower overheads, Barron’s said in its latest online edition.<p>ConAgra Foods production facility is seen …

Market Capitalization

3 Stocks Peter Lynch Would Buy Today

All of these stocks have massive growth potential.<p>From 1977 through 1990, Peter Lynch averaged a 29.2% annual return running the Magellan Fund at …

Picnic Lunch Ideas

Fresh salads, easy sandwiches and delicious crostatas are all perfect for a summer picnic lunch. Here, inspiring recipes for delicious and easily …

Man-eating crocodiles are turning up in Florida - Futurity

Nile crocodiles have been found in Florida—one on a porch in Miami. They can grow to 18 feet long and weigh as much as a small car. Oh, and they eat …

Nile

How to avoid paying taxes: Top 10 list of Trump University-approved strategies

<b>(CNN) —</b> For all of their disagreements, Donald Trump and President Barack Obama have one thing in common: They believe the tax code is convoluted, overly complicated and in need of dramatic change.<p>But until that happens, Trump's line of business provides no shortage of ways to defer, downsize or …

Finance

New rule expands overtime pay to millions of workers

Starting later this year, millions more workers will become eligible for overtime pay.<p>Under a new rule announced by the White House Tuesday, anybody making a salary of less than $47,476 ($913 a week) will automatically qualify for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week.<p>That's roughly …

Retirement

3 Cheap Stocks Set To Double Their Dividends

Plenty of investors judge a stock’s dividend by one thing: the current yield. It’s a key figure, to be sure, but it’s just a starting point. If you’re investing for the long haul, dividend <i>growth</i> is way more important.<p>To see how focusing solely on current yield distorts the payout picture, take a …

Investing

Marrying the Right Person Makes You More Successful, According to Science

Marry for love, and if you're lucky, you might get a lot more.<p>Lots of factors go into success. Your mindset plays a huge role. Developing greater determination, willpower, and grit (because they <i>can</i> be developed) is key. Being more likable makes a huge difference. (And, yes, you can develop that …

America's middle class is shrinking almost everywhere

America's once-mighty middle class is shrinking all around the nation.<p>The share of middle-income households declined in 90% of the country's 229metro areas between 2000 and 2014, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center, released Wednesday.<p>The middle class contraction is also happening …

Income Inequality

Skyrocketing Home Prices Look Bubbly In San Francisco, But Not New York City

Real estate prices in popular markets like New York City, Austin, Miami and San Francisco are seemingly rising in lockstep with each other, spurred by an infusion of foreign cash and strength in industries like technology. But prices in some markets may be more sustainable than others, with New …

Real Estate

Want a Better Memory? Science Says Do This

A study suggests this dead simple trick can double the amount you recall.<p>What do you do when you need to commit some sort of information to memory?<p>Let me guess: You take notes.<p>It's a habit most of us learned way back in school when some teacher stuck her lecture notes up on an overhead projector …

Science Says You Shouldn't Work More Than This Number of Hours a Day | Inc.com

Do you work more than 40 hours a week? If you're an entrepreneur or small business owner, it's hard not to, but all that extra time in the workplace isn't necessarily a good thing. After a certain point, it can be counterproductive and even hazardous to your health, so it's imperative to know when …

Immune System

7 Science-Backed Ways You Can Reduce Stress Today

Over 54% of Americans want to learn how to reduce stress. The good news is there are science-backed ways that can reduce stress starting today.

Science

MetLife to Follow AIG and Calpers Out of Hedge Funds

Another large investor is ejecting from hedge funds.<p>On Wednesday, MetLife, after announcing its first quarter earnings, which were lower than …

Thyroid tumours are not always cancer, scientists say after groundbreaking study

A type of thyroid tumour which has been classified as a cancer for decades is actually not a cancer at all, scientists have declared.<p>The finding …

Planning For Your Retirement: Understanding Annuities

<i>An annuity can be a very smart retirement investment for many people. That's not just because an annuity can provide a secure revenue stream — a monthly check — for the rest of your life, no matter how long you live. On top of that, the longer you live, the more you get what's called a "mortality</i> …

Retirement

Food, Sleep, Exercise: Why You Seriously Need All 3 to Be Successful

Healthy people are more productive, creative and mentally sharp.<p>Face it. We don't always take care of ourselves as well as we should. It's hard, because life gets in the way--doubly so if we have a busy and productive work life. And when faced with the choice between hard work and convenience, …

MetLife to pay $25 million for annuity sales violations: FINRA | Reuters

(Reuters) - MetLife Securities Inc will pay $25 million to Wall Street’s industry-funded watchdog in a settlement stemming from misconduct related to switching customers’ variable annuities, the regulator said on Tuesday.<p>The MetLife building is seen in New York, March 8, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon …

Retirement

These 6 charts explain the world's looming demographic crisis

Those changes will broaden the scope of our study of economics and investing; they will alter our understanding of sociology; and they will radically affect politics and governments.<p>Precisely what these changes will be is difficult to discern and predicting them requires some guesswork, but the one …

One in Three Americans Have Nothing Saved for Retirement

Nothing was more important to Winnie than her young children. The married mother of three took care of their needs but seldom took care of her own. As Winnie neared retirement, she divorced her spouse without a pension, 401-k or any significant savings. Because of an illness, she was forced to …

Retirement

U.S. Will Appeal Metlife Ruling, Saying Yes it Is 'Too Big to Fail'

Federal regulators’ decision to designate insurer MetLife Inc as “too big to fail” was “arbitrary and capricious,” the U.S. judge who struck down the …

Science Says Do These 7 Things to Be Happier Right Now | Inc.com

Had a bad day or feel down in the dumps? Tired of trying to think yourself out of your bad mood all to no avail? Check out these 7 scientifically proven ways to be happier.<p><b>1. Exercise</b><p>Although we've all heard it a million times, exercise is truly one of the easiest ways to a better mood--even if …

Happiness

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We find their messages so compelling, we know we can turn to them whenever we feel dragged down and …

Motivation

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement