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Craig Ballantyne

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Craig Ballantyne

The New Benchmark for Achievement: Are You Reaching For it?

By Missi Holt | 09/7/2015

We all set goals and rate our success according to how close we get to achieving them. We zero in, shut out distractions, and pour all our time and energy into reaching our own desired standard for success. As a nation, we are busy, busy, busy! (I am totally guilty…

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What You Need to Know Today: September 4

By Nick Papple | 09/4/2015

Good afternoon, Early Risers! Here’s what you need to know TECH Email of the future looks promising. Like many tech-conference organizers, the people behind The Email Design Conference made sure to email attendees well ahead of time with the Twitter hashtag for the event. But when they opened that email,…

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Let’s BBQ! Recipe for a Fun, Yummy & Healthy Labor Day Weekend

By Missi Holt | 09/4/2015

Grilling out on a sunny holiday weekend is a favorite pastime around the world. When it involves good food with great friends and family you can be sure to find BBQs abound. Labor Day is one occasion we celebrate here in America and these days it’s more well-known as the…

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What You Need to Know Today: September 3

By Nick Papple | 09/3/2015

Good afternoon, Early Risers! Here’s what you need to know TECH “I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do…

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What You Need to Know Today: September 2

By Nick Papple | 09/2/2015

Good afternoon, Early Risers! Here’s what you need to know TECH Do NOT waste your time on this today. You’ve heard the news: Google changed its logo. Big whoop. I like Next Draft Dave Pell’s summary best, “Google’s new logo… how they did it: Select all. Change font. Save.” Nailed…

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Two Minutes to Perfect Posture: Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

By Missi Holt | 09/2/2015

You probably heard it a hundred times as a teenager: “Sit up straight!” “Fix your posture!” “Don’t slouch!” Good posture has long been the mission of doting mothers and strict schoolteachers. And they’re right to get on us about sitting a little taller. Posture is, by far, one of the…

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What You Need to Know Today: September 1

By Nick Papple | 09/1/2015

Good afternoon, Early Risers! Here’s what you need to know TECH Twitter’s biggest problem is YOU. “Twitter’s problem is that, as a “solution,” it already works… The longer Twitter has existed, the more this essential fact has become clear. It will grow, but not spectacularly; make profits, but not spectacular…

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What You Need to Know Today: August 31

By Nick Papple | 08/31/2015

Good afternoon, Early Risers! Here’s what you need to know today TECH Why Justin Bieber made me cry. Because you have better things to do on a Sunday night then watch the VMAs, here’s what you need to know: Taylor Swift won pretty much every award, Kanye West announced he’s…

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Body Love: What Is Better: Feeling Good or Looking Good?

By Missi Holt | 08/31/2015

I used to think that if I was physically perfect then I would be happy, confident, and my lifelong internal struggle for self-worth would magically vanish. After doing a fitness competition and getting my body fat down to 9%, yet still feeling more paranoid and insecure about my body than…

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Beat Procrastination

How to Beat Procrastination

By Craig Ballantyne | 08/31/2015

To beat procrastination is to win the daily battle. It was 4 a.m. Time to get up, pet the dog, clear the cobwebs from my mind, and sit down to write. That’s my Magic Time and I can’t waste a minute of it. But one morning last month, I struggled to get started.…

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MONEY’S Best Places to Live in America

By Early To Rise | 08/28/2015

msn money MONEY’S BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN AMERICA This year we rank the 50 best small cities in the country—places with great jobs, strong economies, affordable homes, excellent schools, and that special something that makes it a great place to live. Just ask the Wilson family of No. 1…

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10 Aging Rock Stars Strutting their Entrepreneurial Side

By Early To Rise | 08/28/2015

msn money ROCK ‘N BANKROLL Ever since the 1970s, a fiction has existed about the rich-and-famous rock star. According to legend, he only travels by Learjet or stretch limousine. He drinks only the finest Champagne. He has an endless supply of women, all of whom stand at the ready to…

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