“What kind of dressing would you like on your salad?”
For most people, it’s a simple decision. Not for me though.
I don’t know why, but when my server asks me that question I usually tense up and act like I’ve just been asked the million-dollar question on Who Wants to be A Millionaire.
“Dressing? I really can’t decide if I want ranch or bleu cheese. Well, eh, um, ah, er, uh, oh,
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Last weekend I was lured to an online calendar website with the following promise: “Everything up to 60% off!”
While I was visiting there I found a calendar that was on sale for $13.49 — $1.50 off the regular price of $14.99.
Now, after taking a couple of minutes to do the math, I became a bit put off because, let’s face it, that’s only 10% off — not 60%.
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This is a guest post from Erin Baker who has several blogs including The Dog Ate My Wallet and, appropriately, 100 Words On. Check them both out when you get a chance!
The Holiday Giving Season is almost upon us. If your company sponsors a specific charity, the decision to give as an employee can be a tricky one. Is this an organization you might give to anyway? Is participating in
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Twenty top CEOs were surveyed by Yahoo! Finance and 80% of them said they wake up every morning at 5:30 or earlier. As for the the other 20% — they rise and shine no later than 6:00. According to Forbes, studies show that early risers are more optimistic, conscientious and stable. It turns out that morning people are more proactive too — which leads to greater career success and more
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I know what I’m about to say is going to make more than a few people’s heads explode, but it needs to be said: In-N-Out Burger ain’t what it used to be.
Trust me on this one, folks; I know what I’m talking about.
I’ve been eating at In-N-Out for well over 30 years now. I grew up with an In-N-Out Burger down the street from my childhood home, which is
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Daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner recently jumped from a perfectly good balloon more than 128,000 feet above Earth — and lived to tell about it.
To give you an idea of just how high that is, commercial jet airplanes typically fly at an altitude between 30,000 and 40,000 feet.
Naturally, one of the first things that crossed my mind was the impressive vantage point Felix must have enjoyed from such a high altitude;
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It takes real drive to turn our biggest dreams into reality, but sometimes the relentless passion that fuels our inevitable push for success becomes counterproductive. When personal expectations finally exceed what we can reasonably achieve on our own, we burn out. Unfortunately, burnout leads to wasted time, energy, and even poor health. The key to avoiding it lies in recognizing our limitations — physically and mentally — and achieving a
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Like it or not, when it comes to evaluating others, people tend to form an opinion within 30 seconds of meeting someone for the first time. Unfortunately, that resulting initial impression is generally extremely difficult to reverse should we start out on the wrong foot — which is why negative first impressions often lead to lost opportunities. Ironically, the best way to ensure you’ll make a great first impression is
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Robert Louis Stevenson said that there can be no fairer ambition than to excel in talk. And while that may be true for the dreamers in life, successful people know the world will always depend on doers — folks who are motivated to follow through and turn grandiose plans into reality. Dreaming alone is never enough; you need ambition too. That means setting measurable goals and mustering the courage and
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Am I the only person in America with a working television that hasn’t watched a single minute of the Olympics on the boob tube?
It’s not that I’m not interested in them; I am. It’s just that I’ve been really busy doing research and getting ready for a speaking engagement I have at next month’s Financial Blogger Conference.
That’s right; I’m taking this speaking gig seriously folks. After all, you didn’t really
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