Why saying no gets you ahead

Why saying no gets you ahead

Declining an invitation or a project is hard to do, but don’t let the pangs of guilt dictate your career and life. Here are 7 ways to say, ‘no.’ Everyone knows the adage: good fences make good neighbors. Basically, it ...

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ISIS has changed the world. Someone tell President Obama.

ISIS has changed the world. Someone tell President Obama.

Is this how World War III begins — not with an assassination or a nation-state invading its neighbors but with an arc of chaos stretching over 3,000 miles from Tripoli to Kabul? Deep into this summer of global turmoil, with ...

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Building Your Own Business Website? 4 Mistakes to Avoid

Building Your Own Business Website? 4 Mistakes to Avoid

Do-it-yourself website-building platforms have made high-quality websites much more affordable for small businesses. But being able to create your own website without any formal Web design training means that you may overlook some key elements that a professional designer would ...

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One man’s uphill fight to stem childhood obesity

One man’s uphill fight to stem childhood obesity

A short walk from the fast-food drive-throughs, taco joints and doughnut shops lining Hawaiian Gardens’ palm-tree-dotted main drag, a classroom of energetic kindergartners begins a well-rehearsed routine. Jutting their thumbs down and contorting their faces in theatrical frowns, the kids ...

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A Minute With: Helen Mirren on allure of playing a Frenchwoman

A Minute With: Helen Mirren on allure of playing a Frenchwoman

(Reuters) – Helen Mirren, the Oscar-winning British actress who has played queens, aristocrats and a middle-aged calendar girl, finally got to portray what her heart long desired: a Frenchwoman. In Walt Disney Co’s food romance “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” which opens in U.S. ...

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‘Test-Drive’ Job Candidates for Hiring Success

‘Test-Drive’ Job Candidates for Hiring Success

As a small business owner, you don’t have the time or resources to waste on a lengthy hiring process. When you think you’ve found the right person for the job, you’ll likely want to get him or her on board ...

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20 Ways to Make a Terrible First Impression

20 Ways to Make a Terrible First Impression

Whether you’re off to a job interview, doing a sales pitch, networking or meeting new co-workers, making a good first impression is key. Acting professionally, being knowledgeable and upbeat, and engaging with people all seem like obvious ways to do ...

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7 Surprising Ways Procrastination Can Boost Productivity

7 Surprising Ways Procrastination Can Boost Productivity

That’s pretty heavy, right? Procrastination is literally the murderer of your opportunities. Putting off to tomorrow what you could get done today has a bad rap, but it’s not entirely deserved. Forget what your grandmother and first grade teacher and ...

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Small Businesses Can Benefit From Freelancers, Too

Small Businesses Can Benefit From Freelancers, Too

Need new talent, but don’t have the resources or desire to take on a full-time employee? Hiring a freelancer is the answer. And with freelance hiring on the rise, you’ll just be one of the numerous businesses jumping on the ...

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Property Taxes: Why It’s Not Just About How Much You Pay

Property Taxes: Why It’s Not Just About How Much You Pay

Property taxes are an additional expense homeowners must factor into their budgets. But the idea is in return they get certain services — like public safety and public schools. A recent study released by financial technology company SmartAsset states the nearly 100,000 people ...

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