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Dave Gold: Different Than Most Millionaires

Let’s be honest: A lot of rich guys sound awful. They’re reclusive (Howard Hughes) or partisan (the Koch brothers and George Soros) extravagantly out of touch (Larry Ellison, docking his yacht a block away from homeless encampments) earn billions of dollars while shrugging responsibility. That’s why the obituary for the founder of the the billion-dollar 99 Cents Only […]

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A Doggy Business

It started because my dog had just died, and I was getting all of this mail for him. There was a condolence card from the vet’s office, another card saying the practice had made a donation to a shelter in his name, a few more cards from friends. He never seemed more like a person […]

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2 Healthy Lunch Ideas For Working Women

Packing your own lunch is a smart decision both financially and for your health. It’s easy to pick up a sandwich at the deli, or even a to-go salad from the grocery store. Those options are fine every once in awhile, but the price and the mystery ingredients can start to take a toll. Brown-bagging […]

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Marissa Mayer

After accepting the position as Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer did not stopped making waves. We loved her as a strong, powerful, female CEO of a big, important company … then some were irked when she took a two-week maternity leave after giving birth to her first child. In February, some were annoyed when she banned employees […]

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10 Work Lessons From ‘Wonder Woman’

Wonder Womanowned her competition this weekend, and with good reason: The movie was moving, action-packed, and beautifully directed and acted by, respectively, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot. Here are a few life and workplace lessons you can learn from Wonder Woman everyday. 1. Protect yourself from attacks.Whether that means turning in flawless work or just not letting […]

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These Are Pre-Existing Conditions That Trumpcare May Not Cover

Trumpcare, which is the cutesy nickname given to the American Healthcare Act — which in itself is euphemism for “Let Poor People Die Act” — puts the healthcare of millions of people in jeopardy. Why? For one, Trumpcare would leave 24 million people uninsured, jeopardize Medicaid (especially for the elderly and disabled), and also jeopardize […]

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7 Ways For Workaholics To Stay Sane

Workaholics may not have an actual diagnosis from psychiatrists, in part because symptoms and victims of “workaholism” are all so different. But experts say to consider yourself a true workaholic, as opposed to someone who just really enjoys working, your work habits need to jeopardize or at least hinder the rest of your life, relationships […]

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Achieving Greatness Isn’t As Enticing To Employers As Just Having Potential

Bad news for overachievers: Job candidates who have potential, but haven’t actually accomplished much yet, seem to be more attractive to employers than those who’ve already nabbed accolades. Studies at Harvard and Stanford show that we gravitate toward those with potential over those with proven results. When given options for hypothetical job candidates, study participants […]

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Treadmill Desks Won’t Solve All Your Problems

If you’ve considered a treadmill desk to replace sitting in a regular old office chair, you may want to take some pause. While treadmill desks do have their benefits, which CBS News reports include “improved sharpness” and increased physical fitness, they can also be a pain in the behind to implement and may be much […]

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Working From Home Makes Employees More Productive

If you’re like me and hate wearing pants, good news: Working at home makes employees more productive and saves companies a ton of money. We already had a hunch about that, but now a Harvard study proves it. Chinese travel website Ctrip’s call center employees were given the option to work from home for nine […]