Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0600

With over 100 billion emails sent every day, it's getting harder and harder to stand out from the other scores of attention-seeking messages your customer deals with each day. But it's far from hopeless.

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Rebranding presents a unique opportunity to examine a company's cultural climate in light of its goals.

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Choosing the right software for your business can be downright daunting but being cautious and putting in the effort on the front end will pay dividends in the long run.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0600

Just who is starting businesses in the U.S., and what makes them tick?

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Utilize these programs to maximize your daily productivity.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0600

The renowned life and business strategist shares the top financial lesson that has shaped his life and how you can take the very same step.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0600

A lawyer turned technology startup founder found out about these lessons the hard way.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0600

A few key lessons have come up as I've sought out, trained and let my team take on my business this last year. Here's what I've learned.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0600

Companies that manage to get their feet on the ground have a long way to go before they become a top player in an industry.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:15:00 -0600

Remote workers have many advantages but one co-founder finds there is no substitute for the creative spark of everyone coming to work.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0600

What if you could replicate that experience of the day before a vacation, when you plow through tasks?

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:40:00 -0600

Feeling like a failure? Gain some perspective with help from these famous quotes.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0600

Even if you run a scalable Internet business, you should still look beyond online channels for product validation and sales strategy support.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:03:12 -0600

Facebook's CEO shared wisdom on hiring and delegation during the latest installment of 'Q&A with Mark.'

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Businesses collect data constantly but are not always so consistent evaluating if it best serves the strategy.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0600

Unusual working environments often boost productivity. Give them a try.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:08:00 -0600

With a new customizable burger platform and minimum wage on the agenda, McDonald's image revamp may end up costing franchisees.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0600

Ambiverts are individuals with characteristics of both introverts and extroverts. Could this balance equip them to be superior business leaders?

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:45:00 -0600

K-cups are everywhere. And its waste is, too, thanks to the fact that the cups are almost impossible to recycle.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0600

Small businesses are doing a lot more without having to hire new workers.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0600

The Cupertino, Calif.-based colossus is looking for a way to make its smartphones, tablets and laptops resistant to the kiss of death for electronics: moisture.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0600

From how and when to break the news to how to avoid getting sued, here are the pro-tips you need to know when letting an underperformer go.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0600

Twitter's co-founder plays 'Finish This Sentence,' sharing what he's reading, how he unwinds and the characteristics all innovation must share.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:55:00 -0600

The bubble today comes from private investors who are investing in apps and small tech companies. And there in lies the rub.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0600

Organic reach across fan pages is at an all-time low, largely because Facebook insists on quality content. That's not a bad thing for users or advertisers.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:15:00 -0600

Here are some tips to help make your bedroom more sleep-friendly. (Hint: that light emanating from your smartphone isn't helping.)

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0600

It's all about propsecting, conversations, closing and then the promised land: Revenue.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:45:00 -0600

One of best ways to find new customers and clients is through your own network. Here's what you need to know about charging and paying finder's fees for referrals.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:32:24 -0600

A new study says revenue could come from mobile internet services and products, even if occupants spend only a fraction of their free time on the web.

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The success of the Girl Scouts' selling diet-busting boxes of cookies, year after year for generations, rates as one of the best marketing programs ever.

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A little love from the media can do wonders for your business -- you just need to know what to give them.

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The tool lets users create graphics overlaid with text in order to fuel engagement on social media and blogs.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:48:00 -0600

The tech giant is holding off due to delays involving the supply of display panels, according to reports.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0600

Of all the events out there, SXSW is the best for judging whether it is worth attending for your business.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:21:00 -0600

The online marketplace cited losing its authenticity as a risk factor in its IPO filing.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0600

An entrepreneur's fears and small vision are the greatest limits to success. Overcoming those brings every goal within reach.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0600

He may be a business sage, but this piece of advice has nothing to do with stocks and investments.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0600

Business partners John Jarvis and Mike Confalone spill on the challenges and triumphs of running a TITLE Boxing Club.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0600

While many entrepreneurs want to grow their business and offer products with a competitive edge, they neglect techniques and systems that generate a flood of valuable ideas.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0600

Productivity tools are not a one size fits all. Choose what works best for you, your life and personality.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0600

Jumping head first into a startup may appear very promising and rewarding, but these triumphs do not come without great risk.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:38:00 -0600

Having been a serial entrepreneur and now the vice president of Small and Medium Business at Microsoft, Thomas Hansen is looking to take your questions about entrepreneurship and how to use technology to get a competitive edge.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0600

Sites such as Farmers Only and Christian Mingle have a customer filter built right into the names.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:03:00 -0600

Social media can change the entire course of your company's future.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0600

As your company grows, new team members won't know the values you launched with unless the leadership team makes it a priority.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:45:00 -0600

Brand marketers will be able to showcase more images on the photo-sharing smartphone app.

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Both entrepreneurs and competition judges focus too much on the product, forgetting that customers and staff are more important.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0600

Identifying the tactics of your marketing plan should flow smoothly out of the strategies you've identified that will drive your business forward.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0600

The founder of a startup accelerator's process to get through hundreds of emails per day.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:15:00 -0600

Virtual reality goes high-definition courtesy of a new company in Prague.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0600

Esteemed leaders in business and politics have long shared remarkably similar advice for what is required to perform best and continue growing.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:44:00 -0600

The top court will start hearing arguments in the King v. Burwell case Wednesday, and the cost of insurance could be at stake.

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The ridesharing tech company says geolocation and navigation technology is a big part of what keeps it running efficiently.

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Low overhead and fewer commitments makes young adulthood an ideal time to become an entrepreneur.

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The team at IDEO, an innovation and design firm, is inspired by Barbara Beskind's unique perspective and enthused by her resolve.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0600

The world's most successful people are those who have streamlined their lives to a seamless flow of productivity and focus.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0600

In business, some people who are kind get crushed but others come out ahead of the people who aren't very nice at all. Science has an explanation.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:29:00 -0600

The fast-food chain rolled out a new antibiotics policy in an effort to mend its reputation.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:24:00 -0600

The Cupertino, Calif. tech titan has stolen the South Korean electronic giant's thunder in the smartphone sales war for the first time since 2011. But upstart Xiaomi might have the most to boast about.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:23:00 -0600

Getty Images teams up with the cast of the upcoming film 'Unfinished Business.'

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0600

It's a golden moment for Bitcoin.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0600

Our resident 'geek' tells us if social media analytics add up to business success.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0600

Facebook has created more billionaires under 40 than any other company.

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It all comes back to this one ability.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0600

The toughest situation for an entrepreneur is exhausting themselves to keep alive a business they won't admit is on life support.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:15:00 -0600

The new security flaw is affecting mobile devices and Mac computers.

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Here's how you can avoid the same fate.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0600

It's time to put a stop to the lying and come clean. If confession is good for the soul, consider this post to be Sunday Morning Mass.

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Big data doesn't have to be scary; businesses just need to ask the right questions.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:15:00 -0600

The big retailer is battling back after a massive data breach and sluggish performances.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0600

Want to drive tons of new revenue for your startup. Avoid making this mistake at all costs.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:45:00 -0600

While searching for romance on Bravo's 'Friends to Lovers,' public relations entrepreneur Kris Ruby also learned a lot about business.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0600

We love to typecast. Yet we don't realize that much of the common wisdom about popular stereotypes is simply false.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:05:00 -0600

The San Francisco-based shipping startup is unveiling a new product today that aims to make the process of returning items you buy online hassle free.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0600

A leader succeeds or falls short based on the capacity to inspire their team and make the tough decisions under pressure.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0600

As a Get In Shape For Women franchisee, Leigh Hometh gets to help other women get healthy.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0600

How people look at things has a lot to do with what they see. Leaders are wise to question their assumptions and take a look from different angles.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:30:00 -0600

There's never a guarantee that a new product will connect with the marketplace, but properly preparing is vital.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0600

Given the current bleak landscape, you may feel the urge to become an entrepreneur. But before you fully commit, follow this advice.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0600

Find out which 'E-Factors' are pushing the purchase of goods and services by those with money.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0600

By using new technology to create innovative product, design and communication, it can be easier than ever for brands across all industries to remain focused on the customer.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0600

When you face challenges, follow these tips to make your company stronger.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0600

Here are three reasons to reconsider hiring the candidate with perhaps a little too much experience, and which candidates to avoid.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:45:00 -0600

Leap targets mid-market buyers and replaces the Z3 device which launched a year ago.

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Follow this expert advice for designing web pages that attract eyeballs without turning off the search engines.

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A look at the 10 ventures that have raised the most money on the popular crowdfunding website to date.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:02:00 -0600

From eye glasses to private equity investing.

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If your initial campaigns have produced lackluster results, read through this list to improve your return on investment.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0600

Visualization is proven technique for athletes to amp up their performance. It works just as well in the office.

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By building on mutual understanding, a brand and its customers can move into more serious, long-term relationships that benefit both parties

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:55:00 -0600

A gaping hole in the fossil record has been plugged with the discovery of a jawbone fragment showing how our ancestors evolved from Australopithecus aferensis, a primitive “ape man”, to modern Homo sapiens. The lower mandible with five teeth also pushes back the date of the earliest humans to 2.8 [...]

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:33:00 -0600

The scientists who discovered the Higgs boson, the so-called God Particle, have set their sights on even bigger prey – dark matter. The Atlas and CMS teams at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are investigating a hypothesis that the Higgs boson itself might decay into the mysterious particles thought to [...]

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:48:00 -0600

The head of the IRS testified to Congress that there is language in the ACA that contradicts government’s argument in King v. Burwell.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:02:00 -0600

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is investing $52 million in CureVac, a German company involved in making vaccines. It is the largest ever investment by the foundation in a company, reflecting a new strategy of not just giving grants but supporting and having a stake in businesses. The  investment, part [...]

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0600

Samsung is taking a big risk with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge...

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:12:00 -0600

The coming months feature an impressive batch of new books on various aspects of creative leadership. Surveying history, profiling individual leaders, and examining multiple industries, they offer fresh insights and practical guides to action in business and life. For readers looking to become more creative and effective, inspired and inspiring, [...]

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0600

Anchorage, Alaska, tops this list of cities that have the country's hardest working residents, according to a report from personal finance site WalletHub.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:22:00 -0600

President Obama's executive action on immigration entitles 4 million illegals to 3 years of tax refunds even if they never paid in a cent.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:00:00 -0600

Corruption in the Philippines has shot as high as $94 million per case. It has snared people as senior as former presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The Philippines is no clean country. But nine graft cases on a top-10 list published last year by local news website rappler.com [...]

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:48:00 -0600

Michael Akindele, a 30 year-old Nigerian, is a director and co-founder of SOLO Phone, a new experience-driven digital content and Smartphone company focused on delivering the best content and services on the mobile platform to African consumers. He spoke about his entrepreneurial journey and why he believes SOLO Phone is better than the competition

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Chaldean Catholic Bishop Asks the West, Are We Making Good Use of Our Freedom?
By Guest Reporter :: Sunday, April 22, 2012 :: 19908 Views :: Article Rating :: Community & Culture, Chaldean Churches

The situation in Iran and the challenge issued by this courageous Chaldean Bishop should cause us to pause and think as we enter into these Holy Days. This Bishop is correct; a culture without God has no future. He also asks us the right question, what are we doing with our freedoms? Pope Benedict reminds us that "A missionary Church known for proclaiming her message to all peoples must necessarily work for the freedom of the faith. She desires to transmit the gift of the truth that exists for one and all."

 

 
Chaldean Catholic Bishop Ramzi Garmou
 Chaldean Catholic Bishop
Ramzi Garmou

CHESAPEAKE,VA  (Catholic Online) - I recently read a report from Aid to the Church in Need, a Catholic Charity under the guidance of the Holy Father  with a special mission to "help suffering and persecuted faithful worldwide. It was an  interview with the Chaldean Catholic Bishop of Tehran, Ramzi Garmou. He gave the charity a message for  Christians of the West, "Be aware of the value of the freedom that you enjoy."

Here is another excerpt from the report.It can be read in full here.

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"He then challenged Western Christians to "make good use of their freedom," asking, "How do you use it in your countries?" He emphasized that they must not become "the slaves of a culture that seeks to drive God out of people's hearts," but rather that they should use their freedom to "propagate respect for human life." A culture without God leads to "death" and has "no future," he said.

"Christians in Iran only represent a small minority, yet "their vitality does not depend on their numbers but on the quality of their faith and their living witness." In their "day-to-day dialogue" with the Muslims, the Christians in Iran "give authentic witness to the values of the Gospels," he continued.

"The substantial emigration of Christians from Iran for political, economic and religious reasons represents a challenge, but Bishop Garmou emphasized that the Christian community in Iran does not let itself become discouraged. "Although we are our mothers' children, in truth we were sent to this country by God."

"He continued by saying that it is often forgotten today that the suffering endured for the Church is the "source of the life of the Church." He went on to say that such trials lead to the renewal and strengthening of the Church. Up to 99 percent of the population of the Islamic Republic of Iran is Muslim. Conversions from Islam are forbidden and punishable by death."

"Christians represent a minority of some 80,000, three-quarters of whom are Armenian Orthodox. The 20,000 Catholics living in Iran belong to three different Rites. They are permitted to practice their religion within their congregations at their places of worship, but they are not allowed to profess their faith openly, and missionary activity is forbidden."

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Under the heroic leadership of the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Cardinal Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan, we are standing against the growing encroachments against the fundamental right to Religious Liberty in our own country.

The most recent example is the HHS mandate which seeks to compel our institutions, through the use of the Police Power of the State, to offer contraception, abortion inducing drugs and pay for sterilization.

There is a silver lining in the cloud. This HHS Edict has given rise to a tide of resistance.We have found one another and we are standing together in a movement of solidarity and citizen action. Every single Catholic Bishop in the United States is in opposition to this egregious mandate.

We are also properly using the Courts.The Becket Fund and other good lawyers and law firms have filed numerous lawsuits on behalf of numerous Catholic apostolates. On Thursday, February 23, 2012, the attorneys general from Nebraska, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Florida and Texas filed lawsuits opposing the unconstitutional mandate and the numbers are increasing almost daily.

There is a legislative response underway. The Respect for Rights of Conscience Act was introduced in Congress (H.R. 1179, S. 1467).  It would ensure that all who participate in the health care system "retain the right to provide, purchase, or enroll in health coverage that is consistent with their religious beliefs and moral convictions." It has not yet been passed - but the efforts continue.

The situation in Iran and the challenge issued by this courageous Chaldean Bishop should cause us to pause and think as we enter into these Holy Days. This Bishop is correct; a culture without God has no future. He also asks us the right question, what are we doing with our freedoms?

In May of 2011, the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences gathered in Rome for its 17th annual plenary session. Its theme was "Universal Rights in a World of Diversity - The Case of Religious Freedom". The gathering reflected the deep concerns the Holy See has over growing threats to the fundamental human right to Religious Freedom. Pope Benedict XVI is a Champion of Religious Liberty.

Pope Benedict XVI told the Pontifical Academy, "Since man enjoys the capacity for a free personal ...

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