Advice from Billionaire CEO – Sara Blakely

Sara Blakely founded Spanx in her late 20s. The company made $4 million in sales in its first year and $10 million in its second year. In 2012, Forbes named Blakely the youngest self-made woman billionaire in the world. She is clearly massively successful. Yet when asked what the best advice she ever received was, she doesn’t talk about success. Instead, she […]

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Are you a leadership material?

“I was offered a promotion to management,” a friend recently informed us. “You guys know me. I honestly don’t know if I’m leadership material.” While we could have just sent our friend a message back saying, “Yes. You’ll make a great leader.” Her question made us curious to find out the top 10 signs you […]

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America’s Richest Self-Made Women

Marian Ilitch $5.1 B Marian Ilitch and her husband, Mike, who died in February, cofounded Little Caesars Pizza in 1959. Mrs. I, as she’s known, now owns the pizza chain which has $4 billion in sales. She also owns the Detroit Red Wings and MotorCity Casino Hotel; Mike’s Detroit Tigers are now in a family […]

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Gluten. Myths & Facts.

Recently I had an interesting conversation with the editor of one online publication about gluten. It was clear from the beginning that the editor had her own agenda on the topic, she was keen to show that the gluten-free diet is just a new trend. Over the past few months I have studied the question […]

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The Best 10 Cities to Live in

It’s official. Melbourne is on top of the world — again. The Australian city has topped the Economist Intelligence Unit’s ranking of the most livable cities in the world for the seventh year in a row. Melbourne received a score of 97.5 out of 100 on the annual list, which assesses stability, healthcare, culture and […]

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Science backs up these pregnancy superstitions

Most of the folk wisdom that well-meaning older relatives offer up to expectant mothers can be easily ignored: Carrying the baby lower in the abdomen isn’t a sign that it’s a boy, or a girl, or anything other than an indication your abdominal muscles have loosened up a bit. Your cravings won’t manifest themselves as birthmarks on the kid’s […]

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More Evidence That Owning a Dog Is Really Good for You

Dogs are more than just cuddly companions — research continues to show that pets bring real health benefits to their owners. Having a dog around can lead to lower levels of stress for both adults and kids. They’ve been found to decrease the risk of asthma in children and have been linked to lower blood pressure.  And researchers have also shown that dog […]

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Leaders in Diversity & Inclusion

David is in charge of workplace diversity management at a global manufacturing company. He was recently assigned a seemingly basic task. “Focus on minorities,” the executive sponsor of the initiative told him. “I’d like to see our numbers climb from 25 to 45 percent,” he said. Minorities are largely underrepresented at the company, but David […]

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Gluiten Free Diet: Facts & Myths

Who should be on a gluten-free diet? Individuals who have celiac disease require a gluten-free diet for health reasons.  Ingestion of gluten in these individuals causes an adverse reaction which damages intestinal cells and can lead to serious health problems. People who experience an adverse reaction to gluten but who do not have celiac disease […]

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Masterchef creates haute cuisine from junk food

A new Instagram account is brilliantly skewering the small portions and elaborate plating of high dining by making junk food look like a five-star meal. RU PLANNING ON LISTENING TO PHIL COLLINS AND CRYING ALL NIGHT? Y NOT SIT AT THE BAR AND EAT THIS INSTEAD??? HOSTESS CUPCAKE W/ RAINBOW DUNK-A-ROOS, YOGURT RAISINS, SOME NIBZ […]

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