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Best Credit Cards for Black Friday

CompareCards | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business

This article originally appeared on Most retailers have already released their opening day and times for Black Friday, ...

The One Sign You Love Your Job

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

We all want to be involved in work that is fulfilling, challenging, and enjoyable. We also should get recognition and promotion for our efforts. Most of us really just want to make a fair wage and be appreciated for the work we do.

Should We Pay Kids for Grades? Yes or No?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Parents who reward effort, not grades, in my experience, seem to trust their kids more and treat them with more respect. This, in turn, leads to parents and kids enjoying learning as part of their family's values.

Paving the Road with Gold

Carmen Lehtimaki | Posted 09.02.2015 | College
Carmen Lehtimaki

In a couple of weeks I will begin my last full year of graduate school. It feels exciting and rewarding, but there is a large sense of pressure that tags along with it, as well. I did well this past year. However, I saw many opportunities I didn't partake in.

Three Ways to Get Out of a Rut

Diane Passage | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

Whether you work with a coach or not, getting out of a rut is hard work and at the end of the day we're all responsible for our own advancement. So here are some ways to help you get out of a rut:

Matter of Time Before Every Health Plan Has a Rewards Program

Michael Dermer | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Michael Dermer

Health plans are entering a new competitive landscape. Rewards will not only be an essential component, but will also drive a healthier population - creating a win-win situation for all.

21 Restaurant Rewards Programs You Wish You Knew About Sooner

Spoon University | Posted 08.11.2015 | Taste
Spoon University

One of the best things in the world for a poor college student is free food. Everyone knows about the Starbucks app, but did you know there are tons of restaurants that offer lesser known customer rewards programs?

'Be Healthy and Be Rewarded' -- With Rewards in Health Care... Everyone Wins!

Michael Dermer | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Dermer

A decade ago, financial rewards for healthy behavior was a "fringe" technique in some circles and morally offensive in others. It was common to hear ...

Eye of the Elephant -- Part II

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

Culture is the talk of your organization and how people within your organization walk said talk. It goes beyond the stated mission, vision and values and extends into the informal ways work gets done.

How to Stop Your Pet's Bad Habits

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If you feel you've tried everything, but Fido or Fluffy's bad habits have become the norm, you may be giving the wrong signals and actually encouragin...

Earn Rewards for Summer Travel

Kari Luckett | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Kari Luckett

With gas prices lower than last summer and more travelers expected to hit the road, travel rewards credit cards that earn consumers rewards on travel, gas, car rentals, hotels, and more, are going to be the best option for cardholders.

Occasionally you realize someone you thought was a dear friend is actually a foe, their true character finally revealed. But how do you forgive the unforgivable? Here are my 10 steps to handling betrayal with elegance and grace.

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

My last blog addressed the topic of a self-hate attack--a sudden, intense mental episode of self-condemnation. Alternatively (or in addition) self-...

Disney's Best Ever Example of Motivating Employees

George Bradt | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
George Bradt

The best examples of things that motivate others over the short-term almost always involve surprise and delight. A million years ago I heard this story from Mike Vance about his boss at the time, Walt Disney.

4 Ways to Express Your Love for Your Customers

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

It is every entrepreneurs dream to have customers that not only adore the services and products that you offer, but also feel deeply emphatic towards the values of the business, in turn becoming somewhat of ambassadors for your brand.

3 Things You Must Do When Taking a Major Career Leap

Erin Zaikis | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Erin Zaikis

Two years ago I was working a run of the mill real estate job in midtown Manhattan. Today I'm running a nonprofit that funds hygiene and sanitation programs in 4 different countries. Pretty crazy, huh?

5 Gotchas of the Fine Print in Hotel Rewards Programs

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel

By Andy Shuman for GOBankingRates sister site, Using hotel loyalty points for free stays is a great way to save money on tr...

Ringing in Good Behavior

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Rebecca Jackson

I found myself glancing up at the register each time I heard it. When a smiling cashier asked if I like to donate, I felt like the small boy in The Polar Express, craving the sound of the ringing bell...and the claps, too.

Are Credit Card Rewards Really Worth It? | Posted 02.07.2015 | Money

There are a variety of rewards to choose from, including cash back and points that can be redeemed for travel or gift cards to use in stores, restaurants, gas stations or for online shopping. The credit card rewards options are almost endless, but are they really worth it?

'Mommy, Are You Eating Chocolate?'

Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi

Damn it, I was busted. He interrupted me exactly at the moment I was just about to bite a crunchy chocolate caramel (one of the only sweets I eat happens to be a Swedish Chocolate, which is a rare find in Cleveland!).

Domestication and a Very Cute Puppy

Zach Dean | Posted 01.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Zach Dean

There is a new puppy in my life: Liberty Dean (#totesadorbs, #errrmyghad, #there's-a-new-dog-in-town). She goes by Libby for short and she pees on t...

WATCH: Crappy Benefits

Brad Yates | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Perhaps you've heard this: Human beings do what works. Every action we take is because we believe it benefits us in some way -- as illogical as that ...

Dealership Deal With My 4-Year-Old Son

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

We talked about different truck models, colors and engines. You name it; we chatted about it. But since I personally love cars, I put myself in his shoes and totally got it.

Delayed Gratification

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Consistently choosing immediate reward over delayed gratification is a common problem for compulsive overeaters. Scientists call this intertemporal choice (IC), meaning choices that differ in the timing of their consequences.

Understanding Habits Helps You Change Them

Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D.

People repeat actions that are either rewarding or familiar, or both. In other words, people do things that feel worth it somehow. You might think i...

Lessons We Have to Be Reminded of and the Places We Least Expect Them to Come From

Tara Campbell | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Campbell

Always do the right thing, not just for you or the person you are doing it for but for the eyes of those you don't know that are watching.