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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
GOBankingRates

By Andy Shuman for GOBankingRates sister site, www.RewardandTravel.com 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?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 02.07.2015 | Money
NextAdvisor.com

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.

How Our Dinner Table Influenced Our Future Generation of Men

Tara Campbell | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Tara Campbell

Our round table is where each of us had a voice and was equally heard. We didn't have a head of the table but the hierarchy of our family unit was clear. We all came to the table to celebrate our day together and to check in with each other.

Travel With Kids: Top 5 Hotel Tips

Budget Travel | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Could we really still travel with five kids under the age of five? Sure we could and indeed we did. Whether your family is big or small, here is some advice to ensure that your next check-in doesn't leave you wanting to check out!

Why Taking Risks Comes With Great Rewards

Stacia Pierce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stacia Pierce

As with any risk, there is always something at stake. In most instances, when it comes to your business, you stand to lose money, time and your reputation. Which are also the very same things you stand to gain!

Making Perks Work for Your Company

David Krevitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Krevitt

What I found in researching this piece, is that large, ostentatious perks aren't what make companies tick on a daily basis. A foundation of meaningful work, subtle and personal perks, and enjoying time with talented colleagues sounds like the perfect formula.

Sirens in the Grocery Aisles

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Very few of us have perfect self-control, but importantly, many of us are well aware of our limited power to say no. So it's sometimes possible to anticipate times of weakness and devise ways to restrict our own freedom.

How to Stop Stealing a Kid's Ambition (Part 2)

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.03.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Think about it. If I grow up in a world where almost everything has been given to me, or made easy -- I start feeling entitled to it. In fact, I stop trying hard, because I know, somehow, an adult will ensure I get what I need or want.

Which Travel Credit Cards Have the Best Rewards?

Jeff Hindenach | Posted 09.29.2013 | Travel
Jeff Hindenach

Gearing up for your summer travel plans and looking forward to racking up the rewards on your credit card? Depending on which credit card you use, you could get some serious value for your travel.

Why Motivation Can't Work

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

It really is possible to be what you want to be, do what you want to do, and have what you want to have. Life does not have to be a series of frustrations and disappointments. The tools exist to remove your barriers to true happiness and satisfaction.