Category Archives: Fast Reads

Best Home Security System for 2014

Home security is often not addressed until an intrusion has already occurred. According to the FBI, more than 2 million burglaries were reported in 2012. However, homes with alarm systems have shown to be 300% less likely to be broken into. It’s evident that the majority of us are not doing everything we can to proactively mitigate these risks.

Top home security systems have a proven track record in protecting homes and their valuable contents. Read on to begin exploring which best home security system is the right fit for you and your family.

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HR Pipeline: Help Leaders Find Their Role in Innovation

CCL uses five leader levels to help clarify leadership development priorities – and we’ve looked at how this translates into innovation roles and skills.


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Best Student Loans in 2014

Are you having a hard time finding out what the best student loans are? You might also be wondering how to nab the best student loan rates. You’re not alone if you think figuring out how you’ll pay for college is a stressful, complicated process.

In this article, I’ll summarize federal student loans and private student loans, discuss whether private student loans make sense, and tackle how to get started in your search for the best student loans.

If you already know you’re in the market for private loans, a site like SimpleTuition can ease your search for the best private student loans by letting you directly compare loans and interest rates from different lenders. Just a few minutes and a minimum amount of personal information will generate a number of options.

33 Ways to Maximize a Small Living Space on a Budget

Room divided into sleeping and dining areas

Cut the clutter, create multi-functional spaces, and visit IKEA to make the most of tight confines. Photo: IKEA

These jobs are for leaders, not to be delegated

Delegation is important but easily misused, Dan McCarthy writes.  -More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Fight the Energy Vampires

Is someone sucking the life out of you at work? Judith Orloff gives tips to protect yourself.


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