Where are the best places for singles to live?

In 1976, 37 percent of the U.S. population was single. Now, in 2014, it’s over 50 percent. I wrote once before about the best places to live if you’re single — … 394 more words

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Brief thought exercise: why do sales people use the word "closing" if the idea is to build a relationship?

I recently saw this on HubSpot’s blog — it’s essentially snippets of sales advice from professionals that you can then ‘click to tweet.’ (It’s amazing how many people 55 and over think ‘click to tweet’ is ingenious. 495 more words

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How to beat the Seattle Seahawks: control possession and use the tight end

As you likely know by now, the San Diego Chargers beat the Seattle Seahawks yesterday. While it simply means both teams are 1-1, it was a semi-stunning result because the Seahawks hadn’t lost for seemingly  577 more words

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What happened to Christina Marie Morris, and is Hunter Foster potentially involved?

I write about true crime a lot, but … I’ve never really written about an ongoing case close to where I actually live. Well, until now. 637 more words

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How about Uber as a networking service, not just a ride-share service?

This weekend, my sister-in-law and her boyfriend were in town. Last night, not wanting to assign any adult responsibility to myself or my wife (things we probably really need), we decided to take a couple of Uber rides to bars/restaurants (and then, obviously, back home). 595 more words

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If you're going to lead a process, learn the process. Makes sense, right?

Always thought this was interesting: members of Congress will have regular debates (and funding sessions) around public school in America, but most members themselves send their children to private school (well, … 604 more words

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Stop spending time with people like yourself

It’s a fairly common aspect of life that things are mostly organized into in-groups and out-groups. You see this from the earliest days of the sandbox to hiring practices, business organizations, neighborhoods and communities, and hell — even in families. 649 more words

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