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Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying

Palliative nurse Bronnie Ware has captured hundreds of regrets from terminally ill patients, none greater than this one.<p>Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such …

Positive Thinking
Employee Engagement

Set Yourself Free! 7 Ways to Break Your Harmful Habits

Isn't it time to get rid of the bad habits that limit your potential?<p>All of us develop bad habits over time. Isn't it time to get rid of the ones that limit your potential?<p>When you've been doing a particular job or you've been with a certain company for a while, complacency can set in. When it …


Want to Raise Kids with a Moral Center? Always Do This

They will imitate what you do and say. Make what you do and say worth imitating.<p>We're all born imitators.<p>One of the reasons a baby learns to smile so young is that the parents are always smiling. We mimic what we see and hear. In some cases, what we see and hear isn't so great.<p>When my kids were …


Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think)

The biggest contributor to happiness might surprise you--and here's how to foster it.<p>According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't …

Employee Engagement
Los Angeles

Are You A First-Time Home Buyer? Be Aware Of These Mortgage Programs

If you are shopping for a mortgage, you have probably seen all sorts of offers and advertisements aimed at first-time home buyers and wondered if these are really as good as they sound. In some cases, “first-time” programs are little more than attention-getting marketing messages from lenders, …

Real Estate

12 Tips on How to Make a Great First Impression, According to Executives

Like it or not, others make snap judgements about you all the time. Here's how to make sure they're good ones.<p>Whether it's a sales call, an interview, or chance meeting with someone you want to know better, there are things you can do to leave a positive and lasting first impression. Check out …

Dental Care

The Ultimate "Copy and Paste" LinkedIn Profile Template

Here's a copy-and-paste template you can use to transform your LinkedIn profile into a client-attracting piece of content.<p>If you're going to use LinkedIn to generate business for yourself, you'll want to make sure your LinkedIn profile isn't inadvertently scaring prospects away.<p>The world's largest …

Web Design
Time Management

Want to Know If You'll Be Successful This Year? Take This Quiz to Find Out

Increase your chances of success with these simple tricks<p>We can't Google answers for the things we really want to know: Will I have a successful, fulfilling career? Will I find true love? How much time do I have left to live? The future can't be known for sure.<p>We can, however, look at probabilities …


10 Ways The Best Leaders Reach Goals

Things I really ought to do:<p>1. Be more considerate of others<p>2. Listen more<p>3. Get in shape<p>4. Eat more vegetables<p>5. Recycle more waste<p>6. Finish that project I started several years ago<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>Like me, you know what you ought to do, and it’s important to do it. Occasionally you are reminded by …


Top 6 Fastest Growing Startups in San Francisco (GOOG, TWTR) | Investopedia

A cooling trend in the venture capital market in early 2016 led to speculation that there would be a tech startup slowdown, but San Francisco seems …

Passive Income Blueprints: 5 Business Models for Any Niche - Small Business Trends

Have you ever looked at people who claim to earn tons of money for very little work and asked yourself, “What’s their secret?”<p>Well, I’ll tell …

Small Business

Crowdfunding: Why Startups Are Ignoring The Risks And Betting The Farm

Crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, social finance, however you choose to describe it, is settling into its stride and evolving into a well-established industry. Last week, Seedrs went further, declaring that crowdfunding had come of age, with results of its portfolio update report showing better …

World Bank
Social Media

What Mark Cuban Really Wants When He Invests in Your Startup

Cash is king but it's hard to land when you're a small business.<p>Returns. That's what Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban wants. It's all about the math. When he's listening to pitches, Cuban is likely thinking about the potential multiple and what the probability of achieving that multiple is.<p>With Shark …

Small Business
Employee Engagement

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …


Elite Venture Capital Firm Andreessen Horowitz Looks for These 3 Things in Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Airbnb. Box. BuzzFeed. Facebook. Foursquare. GitHub. Groupon. Lyft. Oculus. Pinterest. Product Hunt. Skype. Slack. Twitter. Zenefits. Zulily.<p>This is a list of some of the biggest and most transformative tech companies that have launched …

Venture Capital

What the Empty Box Problem Teaches Us About Creative Thinking

The real difficulty of creative change isn't the implementation, it's uncovering what we aren't seeing.<p>What makes creative thinking so difficult is also what makes it valuable: it challenges both what we know and what we think we know we know.<p>The real struggle to innovate stems from the danger in …


What If The Drivers Owned Uber, An NYU Professor Asks

Arun Sundararajan, a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, has been thinking a lot about the impact of Uber, Airbnb and other companies that are defining “the sharing economy.” In a new book, Sundarajan caps off 220 pages of careful analysis with a provocative final chapter …

Travis Kalanick

These billion-dollar startups more than doubled their value in 2015

Of those, 21 more than doubled their value in the last year.<p>Venture-capital database CB Insights tracked the list of the biggest unicorn valuation increases of the year. "Unicorn" is Valley parlance for a company worth more than a billion dollars.<p>Here's the list of companies that more than doubled …

Venture Capital

7 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership

What makes a great leader in today's world? Answers from the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and Simon Sinek.<p>What does it take to be a great leader? In a fascinating series of talks, business leaders, researchers, a famed general, and an orchestra conductor tackle that question from their diverse …


5 Addictions and How They Can Potentially Hurt Your Business

Here are 5 top addictions hurting businesses these days, and how they're doing it.<p>When you hear the word "addiction," the definition that probably pops into your head is something like "a chronic, recurring behavior characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite the harmful consequences."<p>…

Mental Health