21 Weird Holidays and their Origin Stories

If social media has taught us anything, it’s that the year is full of unofficial “holidays.” And while it’s always pleasant to realize it’s National Chocolate Day or Siblings Day, other special occasions ― like Fruitcake Toss Day or Yellow Pigs...
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How to Respond to Negative Feedback from Customers

If you’ve ever used the internet (and I’m fairly confident you have), you’re familiar with the concept of a “troll.” These pesky creatures lurk on comment boards for the sole purpose of spewing venom, or sparking trivial arguments. If you share...
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This Five-Step Guide Can Help You Choose the Best Life Insurance Cover

How much of life insurance is enough for an individual? The real answer, as is true for most important questions, is “Depends on your or your family’s situation”. There are a few rules of thumb to help you figure what’s...
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Amazon’s Dog-Friendly Seattle Headquarters is 6,000 Pups Strong

More companies — big and small — are allowing employees to bring their pups to the office, but despite the uptick, Amazon still takes the cake when it comes to a dog-friendly workplace. It has been reported for years that Amazon employees are all about the dogs,...
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4 Ways to Get Visitors to Stay on Your Website Longer

It’s important to convert as many of your visitors into leads or sales the very first time they land on your website, because it may be your only chance. Between 70 and 96 percent of your website visitors will never return once...
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Do These 5 Things Right Now to Make Sure You Have Enough Money to Retire

For years, financial planners have espoused general formulas for determining the amount of income people will need in retirement. The most popular: the “70% rule,” which suggests that retirees will need to replace just 70% of their preretirement income to...
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Forget Four-Leaf Clovers, Successful Entrepreneurs Make Their Own Luck

You may know St. Patrick’s Day as an annual green-themed day of drinking beer, but at its core this holiday is really celebrating good luck and prosperity. Irish mythology and folklore is particularly wrapped up in good luck, from a saint...
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5 Overused Phrases to Cut from Your Sales Emails

When it comes to email, using cliches isn’t the worst sin you can commit (that dubious honor probably belongs to misspelling basic words or getting your prospect’s name wrong). But overused words and phrases don’t help you achieve your number...
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Tax Reform Sparks Interest in Life Insurance and Secondary Markets

With many Americans reviewing their financial situation after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it is important that any life insurance needs are also reviewed at this time. The reality is that many people do not think...
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How to Go From an 8-Hour to a 5-Hour Workday by Changing One Simple Thing

Several years ago, I did a work styles test and it revealed that one of my strongest skills was being a Time Optimizer. I wore this title like a badge, and for the following year, it defined the way I...
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