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5 Gotchas of the Fine Print in Hotel Rewards Programs

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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 12.18.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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.

Are Our Children Overpraised?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Children need praise. We all do. From early in life, children look to us for praise and approval, and to share moments of pride.

What Melts Your Employees' Butter? Understanding Their UMPs (Unique Motivational Profiles)

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

For every 10 articles you read on motivation, five will say that money is key and five will say that lifestyle is key. Today, people expect both.

A Child's Mind Undone

Shaman Durek | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Shaman Durek

Many adults are completely separated from the truth of who and what they are, following the patterns of their own conditioning. When these adults interact, they hold the expectation of truthfulness for the other but not for themselves.

Conscience Is In, Greed Is Out and Crowdfunding Is On

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

For most entrepreneurs crowdfunding is not just an option anymore. It is a necessity. And as we all know, necessity is the mother of invention. Stay tuned.

The Best Lesson My Kids Taught Me

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
Amy Ruhlin

I learned to sit on a curbside for hours with my 2-year-old son and feel contentment just by counting the different types of trucks that passed by. I felt delight as I watched them play in the puddles of a pouring rain. I learned to stay in the moment, where children naturally live.

Those Pesky Unconscious Goals

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

In these studies, the researchers were interested in whether activating a goal without conscious awareness would interfere with tasks that people were consciously trying to pursue.

The Whiz Kid and the Pink Slip

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 08.16.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Plenty of 19-year-olds have gotten canned from their posts as fry chef or bus boy. Few at that age lose their full-time jobs at an Internet star and parlay it into launching their own company. Meet the rare exception: Brian Wong, co-founder and CEO of Kiip.