For as long as I can remember, homeownership has been a home run on the American Dream scorecard.

When I graduated from college, my grandmother gave me two choices — live with her or buy a home. In her mind, to rent meant I was a failure financially.

“When you rent, you get nothing for...


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Glenn Beck Reveals Major Health Issues

By Glenn Beck, Posted November 12th 2014

Written by Dana Ford and Holly Yan

Glenn Beck shared Monday a secret he's kept from almost everyone for years: He's been battling a serious and rare illness.
"It has baffled some of the best doctors in the world. It has frightened me and my family, as we didn't know what was happening," the...


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Keni Thomas Shines a Light on Veterans

By Keni Thomas, Posted November 11th 2014

Written by Samantha Stephens

As we honor our servicemen and women on this Veterans Day, Army Ranger-turned-country singer Keni Thomas gives us the perfect soundtrack to celebrate their dedication and sacrifice.

Thomas knows a thing or two about military life, and that in itself is a massive...


 

HAPPY VETERANS DAY

We created, filmed, and produced an artistic tribute to all those who have served. We wanted to share it with you and invite you to do the same. Freedom is never Free. Thank you Veterans

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Written by Jim Tierney

Famous Dave’s of America plans to focus on a new brand strategy to drive increased customer engagement and customer loyalty. During Wednesday’s third-quarter financial results conference call, CEO Ed Rensi, who assumed his post in May, talked about strategy.

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Top achievers in every field understand that words have the power to condition the mind to succeed or to fail.
 
Whenever you say something, your mind tries to build a case for it. If you call yourself "stupid" the mind does a subconscious "Google search" on the word...


We, the anti-consumerists, are losing the battle to curtail the consumerism that drives America, especially during the holiday season.

Again this year, major retailers are leaping over one another in an effort to be the first to open early on Thanksgiving Day — before you even have a chance...


Few things create a more vivid perception of an executive than his speaking ability. The higher execs rise in an organization, the more frequently they are called upon to address others. Ironically, little or no training is given hapless executives to develop this skill. If they become good at...


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A Lesson Plan for A+ Teachers

By Joel Klein, Posted November 4th 2014

Former New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein on how to raise the quality and performance of teachers

Lots of research in the past decade underscores the importance of great teachers. Summarizing these studies, the distinguished Harvard economist Raj Chetty noted that good teachers...


The bad news is that more and more managers tell us that employees are becoming so accustomed to communicating with people electronically, some are losing the ability to communicate well in-person. Despite their extensive practice in communicating electronically, a lot of employees are just as...