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Angry at Work? Have a Snack.
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A new study reveals that low blood pressure depletes our self-control, turning us into aggressive voodoo-stabbing versions of ourselves.
April 15, 2014 in Lifestyle
Will Synthetic Biology Evolve Into the Next Hot Field?

Will Synthetic Biology Evolve Into the Next Hot Field?

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Five things you should know about this growing segment that aims to modify life itself.
April 11, 2014 in Technology
How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

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We've all been told we need at least eight hours of sleep. But are some of us not 'built that way?' Or are we just fooling ourselves?
April 4, 2014 in Lifestyle
The Data-Driven Company That Accomplished Very Little

The Data-Driven Company That Accomplished Very Little

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Yet another study becomes a postponing tactic. Consider if your organization calls for additional research as a stalling maneuver or image preservation.
April 2, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Botox as a Treatment for Depression? It's Not as Crazy as It Sounds.

Botox as a Treatment for Depression? It's Not as Crazy as It Sounds.

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There's still real wisdom to be gleaned from the phrase 'fake it until you make it.'
March 24, 2014 in Lifestyle

Put Your Best Foot Forward at Conferences and Trade Shows

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Our expert advises a reader about the most effective ways to connect with potential partners and clients at big events.
March 21, 2014 in Ask Entrepreneur
How Much Can Your Phone's Metadata Reveal About You? Too Much.

How Much Can Your Phone's Metadata Reveal About You? Too Much.

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Researchers were surprised by the amount of personal information they were able to discover about a person based solely on the numbers he or she called.
March 14, 2014 in Technology
6 Ways to Strengthen Your Willpower Muscle

6 Ways to Strengthen Your Willpower Muscle

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Numerous studies have shown that our amount of willpower on any given day is finite. Here’s how to increase your reserve.
March 5, 2014 in Lifestyle
For the First Time, Promising News on the Obesity Front

For the First Time, Promising News on the Obesity Front

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The obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-olds has fallen 43 percent over the last decade.
February 26, 2014 in Lifestyle
How to Find the Right Mailing List

How to Find the Right Mailing List

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A direct mail expert explains exactly what types of mailing lists are out there and how to choose the best ones.
February 26, 2014 in Marketing
Take a Page From The Rock and Refer to Yourself in the Third Person

Take a Page From The Rock and Refer to Yourself in the Third Person

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Pronouns are important, and new research suggests that too many 'I's are bad for the psyche.
February 18, 2014 in Lifestyle
Guess What: Going to College Still Pays

Guess What: Going to College Still Pays

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A recent study shows that on virtually every measure of economic wellbeing and career attainment, college educated millennials are outperforming their peers with less education.
February 12, 2014 in Personal Finance
This Bionic Hand Allows Amputee to 'Feel' Again

This Bionic Hand Allows Amputee to 'Feel' Again

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A Danish man who lost his arm in an accident was able to feel objects by way of surgically implanted sensors connected to a bionic hand.
February 6, 2014 in News and Trends
How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

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For our series The Grind, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect discusses how pivoting helped him not fall into the category of failures.
February 6, 2014 in Growth Strategies
Could This Plant Shake Up the Biofuel Industry?

Could This Plant Shake Up the Biofuel Industry?

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A consortium of sustainability researchers sponsored by Boeing, Honeywell and Etihad Airways has conducted promising research on shrub-like plants that could give the airline industry, among others, an alternative to oil.
January 30, 2014 in News and Trends
Study: Enjoy Life, Live Longer

Study: Enjoy Life, Live Longer

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Research suggests that a healthy mental outlook may protect against physical deterioration as we age.
January 21, 2014 in Lifestyle
The Key to Understanding a Company's FDD

The Key to Understanding a Company's FDD

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Thinking of investing? Check out these three critical sections of the franchise disclosure document first.
January 21, 2014 in Franchises
A Possible Perk for Coffee Addicts: Better Long-Term Memory

A Possible Perk for Coffee Addicts: Better Long-Term Memory

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Researchers have provided another reason to embrace our coffee addictions, with a new study suggesting caffeine may improve long-term memory.
January 15, 2014 in News and Trends
How to Become an Expert in an Hour

How to Become an Expert in an Hour

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Concentrate your efforts and you can become an expert on a product or market niche fairly quickly. Here's how.
October 24, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Entrepreneurs Could Benefit from New Research and Development Tax Credit

Entrepreneurs Could Benefit from New Research and Development Tax Credit

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Congress debates a bill that would extend a research and development tax credit to startups.
February 4, 2013 in Tax Center
How to Figure Out Exactly What Your Customers Want

How to Figure Out Exactly What Your Customers Want

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The majority of companies don't know which of their products and services are most valued by the people who pay for them -- here's how to get it right.
December 19, 2012 in Market Research
Mark Cuban on Why You Should Never Listen to Your Customers

Mark Cuban on Why You Should Never Listen to Your Customers

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The billionaire tech entrepreneur explains how bowing to your customers' every request can stunt innovation.
December 20, 2011 in Growing Your Business
How to Use Social Media for Research and Development

How to Use Social Media for Research and Development

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Consider this advice for getting customer feedback over Facebook and Twitter.
December 7, 2011 in Social Media
Video: How Do I Cut Through the Noise on Social Media?Play Video

How Do I Cut Through the Noise on Social Media? (Video)

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Starr Hall on how to identify and research your target audience on social sites.
August 8, 2011 in Social Media
Why the Numbers Are Stacked Against Daily Deal Sites

Why the Numbers Are Stacked Against Daily Deal Sites

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Costly deals on unfocused group-buying sites with an audience full of bargain hunters is proving to be the wrong approach.
June 16, 2011 in Ads by Type

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