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cost of clutter

The Cost of Clutter: Physical, Emotional and Digital

How Much is Clutter Actually Costing You? What if I told you that digital and physical clutter negatively impact your productivity and performance? Similar to multitasking, clutter of all types overloads your senses causing your brain and body to feel stressed and reduces your creativity. Maybe that’s why Pinterest is loaded with storage solutions that would […]

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trump 1984

So. Much. Winning. Let’s Party Like It’s 1984

The S&P 500 fell 2.3% and the Dow fell 2.2% on Friday. Is the sky falling? Look, short-term market swings do not define an economy. On the other hand, a market that constantly swings based on what a single man tweets is not exactly the sine qua non for sound financial markets. Be that as […]

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family governance

Family Governance is Not Business Governance

Family Businesses Need Strategies to Govern Both the Family and the Business Family businesses are unique and the way they are run differs from family to family. Each business has varying degrees of corporate governance. Formal governance structures grow as the business grows and becomes more complex. Governance processes trail business needs in most situations. When […]

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best food documentaries

Ten Best Food Documentaries: Sustainable and Beyond

Get Smart with the Ten Best Food Documentaries I am a sucker for a good food documentary. I love to learn more about how our food is made, how it affects our world, and how it affects our bodies. Many of these documentaries also expose the problems in the current food and agricultural system that […]

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weekly meal planning

Being Fit and Healthy Starts with Weekly Meal Planning

Weekly Meal Planning for a Healthier You and a Happier Bank Account Being fit and healthy impacts more than just clothing size. Research has shown that employees with a healthy BMI earn more money over the course of their career than those with an unhealthy BMI. Employees who are fit tend to have better immune […]

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consuming more protein

Is Our Obsession with Consuming More Protein Killing Us?

Consuming More Protein Is Consuming Us Walk down a grocery aisle, or do a quick Google search on weight loss, and you will be inundated with low carb, high protein diets, articles and products. Low Carb, Paleo, Keto, Eco-Atkins, Zero Carb are all hot diets of the day and they are all focused on consuming […]

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using a travel agent to plan a trip

Using a Travel Agent to Plan a Trip Costs Nothing but Will Improve Everything

Using a Travel Agent to Plan a Trip is a Necessity Not a Luxury You know taking a vacation is great for your long-term job performance, stress levels, and overall health, and you finally got your spouse to agree to take a trip. But, you google your desired destination and suddenly planning a trip becomes […]

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How Small Business Owners Can Save on College Costs

How Small Business Owners Can Save on College Costs

10 Strategies to Help You Save on College Costs For small business owners, understanding three little words—expected family contribution, or EFC—can save on college costs (we’re talking thousands of dollars). How you structure your business, where you hold assets and which schools your child applies to all affect your EFC. So, where to begin? Try […]

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anticipate contract issues

How to Anticipate Contract Issues Before You Sign (And Why You’ll Be Glad You Did)

Anticipate Contract Issues to Save Yourself a Headache When we negotiate a deal, the paperwork is intended to document the deal. If necessary, the paperwork is supposed to ensure that all parties keep their commitments. But I’ll admit it: I’m paranoid. How do I anticipate contract issues? How do I ensure enforceability? We are investing […]

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brains and money

Studies Prove Having Both Brains and Money Are Connected

This is Your Brain on…Money. Any Questions? Economists have considered money from every angle for ages, but research in the field of neuroeconomics is relatively new. Neuroeconomics is the study of how humans make decisions using brain activity (neuroscience), economics, and psychology. Researchers use MRI machines to figure out what happens on a biological level […]

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