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10 Ways To Go From Good To Great

Rana Florida | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

In our age of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, "discipline" takes a backseat to celebrity. Greatness, it seems, is whatever gets you re-Tweeted or Liked; whatever racks up the most clicks or followers.

He's Ready to Throw His Windows 10 Upgrade Out The Window

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Christopher Elliott

I recently upgraded my computer to Windows 10. After that, my Microsoft Outlook won't stay connected to the exchange server that hosts my email. Microsoft says that since my problem is with an exchange server connection -- the server is not a Microsoft server, by the way -- that I will have to pay $499 to get help.

Rotten Apples

Greg Scarnici | Posted 09.02.2015 | Technology
Greg Scarnici

I've been an avid Apple user ever since I starting writing my college papers on the Macintosh Classic in the early 90s. As years wore on, I upgraded as my budget allowed, eventually acquiring the first iMac G3 in 1998. Apple products were so incredible back then, and I'd laugh at friends and family members when they'd call to ask for help removing a virus from their pathetic PCs.

Five Industries Ripe For Disruption

Rana Florida | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

If these sprawling campus behemoths don't make better use of technology, all of those dormitories, student centers, and administrative buildings that they are so busy building will have to reinvent themselves.

Most Travelers Don't Know That These 6 Hotel Upgrades Are Actually Worth the Cost

Oyster | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

A real deal can be found in the occasional gem of an upgrade. We plugged in August dates and found six hotel rooms where the upgrade from one room type to the one directly above it is well worth the indulgence.

Spring Cleaning Your IT Systems - Less Pain, More Gain

Joyce Maroney | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Joyce Maroney

This has been a particularly brutal winter here in the Boston area. In fact, we got the highest seasonal snowfall in recorded history, racking up a whopping 110.6 inches. For those of you who don't live in a snowbelt, let me paint a picture for you.

How To Snag A Seat Upgrade For Free

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

It can be tricky, but it's possible. Here are some tried-and-true tips for upgrading your seat on your next flight. I have found that you can often switch to a better seat on the day of departure. Two strategies I use.

How I Beat Quicken's Upgrade-or-Else Scheme

Jeff Fox | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fox

A few years ago, I began to question whether each new version's bells and whistles, many of which I didn't need, were worth the price. Then there were the changes Intuit had made to the program's user interface over the years that forced me to change my habits.

7 Shameless Ways To Get An Upgrade

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel

Even if you do belong to your airline's or hotel's loyalty program, you're still competing with countless other travelers for the same upgrade. To rise above the pack, it'll take smarts, a strategy, and (dare we say it) shamelessness.

How to Get Rich in Time

Rana Florida | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Time is more important than money and possessions. It's the one thing you can never get back and something you can't buy, barter, or borrow. Once it's gone, it's gone for good. Those who succeed protect their time fiercely and selfishly.

5 Things Entrepreneurs Need From Their Cities

Rana Florida | Posted 06.21.2014 | Small Business
Rana Florida

Every city hopes to attract the next Facebook, Google, Instagram or Twitter. To lure such startups, they follow the same route -- cutting taxes, easing regulations, and in general trying to create a business-friendly climate. But what are entrepreneurs really looking for in a city?

A Mentor Is a Shortcut

Christine Eilvig | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

I have had some intense and transforming mentor sessions this week. That has led me to think about how much easier things get with the right helpers at hand.

Buy Experiences, Not Stuff This Holiday Season

Rana Florida | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

We need to place more value on experiences than on things. At the end of our lives, we treasure our memories more than our things.

Stop Treating Vegetables Like A Sidekick (RECIPES)

Posted 11.18.2013 | Taste

We all want to bring the best, most raved-about dishes to our holiday parties, but a homemade meal doesn’t mean you have to spend hours in the kitch...

10 Ways To Upgrade Holiday Travel

Rana Florida | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Rana Florida

Is there anything that airlines and airports can do to upgrade the travel experience? Yes there is! Here are 10 simple things that they can do now to make our journeys a little more comfortable and sane.

Mobile Liberation

Stephanie Michele | Posted 11.30.2013 | Technology
Stephanie Michele

As we say about men who drive small expensive sports cars, the relationship we have with our mobile phones is implying something unfavorable and comically. Are we using them to show how busy and popular we are?

How to Market Your Book

Rana Florida | Posted 01.30.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

If you want your book to be bought and read by the widest possible audience, you have to start marketing it long before its publication date. Here are some simple tips on marketing that every author should take to heart.

What Did You Fail at Today?

Rana Florida | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

We need to create a new definition of failure. Truly successful people embrace failure as part of the learning process, as an opportunity to grow, reflect, reinvent, and ultimately to push forward.

Lead by Serving

Rana Florida | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Leaders who inspire, mentor, and teach -- rather than dictate and order -- will have more productive, more engaged and more loyal teams.

Kill the Breakfast Meeting

Rana Florida | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

It's time to kill the breakfast meeting. Kill it dead. I seriously think the first breakfast meeting was convened by a bitter boss who was unhappy with their family life, couldn't wait to get out of the house in the morning, and wanted to inflict pain on subordinates.

Risky Business Is Good Business

Rana Florida | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

It's surprising how few organizations encourage risk taking and foster a culture of outside-the box thinking. We are taught to set goals, achieve measurable results and assess success. But we are rarely encouraged to push the boundaries of new ideas and pioneering thoughts.

It's Time for Leaders to Lead

Rana Florida | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

The traditional top-down approach, in which the boss sits at the top of the pyramid and orders the underlings to work harder, is no longer flying.

10 Job Hunting Tips for College Grads

Rana Florida | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Most students dread the thought of having to live with their parents, unable to afford a place of their own, as 45 percent of recent college grads do. To get a leg up on the competition, here are ten tips to ensure a successful career launch.

Upgrade 'Take Your Kids to Work Day'

Rana Florida | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Planning in advance is critical. No child wants to see their parent's crazy boss yelling at them; a disaster like that could be forever imprinted in a kid's memory. But if you keep these key tips in mind, the day could be a tremendous success for you both.

My Droid Is Dead, Long Live the iPhone

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

I certainly desired the latest iPhone, but the thought of transferring all my data and then mastering a new device seemed overwhelming. Did I really need that iPhone?