Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500

People generally have three main objectives in mind when considering having a 'smart' home, according to Lowe's.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Sasha and Olga Bylim came to the U.S. to teach ballroom dancing at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Today, they are the franchisees of their own locations.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0500

In this podcast, Lewis Howes talks with UFC's Brendan Schaub about the mindset of champions.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0500

It's not about denying, but empowering you to communicate effectively.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 -0500

When writing your direct mail sales piece, be sure to include and pay particular attention to these seven parts of your letter.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Your food business might be able to support new ventures. Here's how to figure out the best direction to go in for expansion.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Cybersecurity is a constant worry, but a few commonsense steps protect the company without hurting the bottom line.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Without revenue, your business will die. These options won't require a huge effort, but the payoffs could be immense.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:00:00 -0500

The experiences of prisoners serve as an extreme, stark example of those of startup founders.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:45:00 -0500

A serial entrepreneur shares how she came to leave the corporate fold and establish her first business.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Programs around the nation will double the savings of low-income entrepreneurs working to start a business.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Winning an audience and scoring new business have much in common. Here are seven lessons to take from the stage to the boardroom to add value to any team.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Even entrepreneurs can get run down and get sick but for many, they can't afford to take time off. Here’s how you can harness the power of sick days to get ahead in business.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:49:57 -0500

Words of wisdom From Noah Kagan, a friend and entrepreneur who knows the startup scene inside and out.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Business owners are wise to be ready for eventual increases in the minimum wage.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Coaching someone right before a presentation? Avoid emphasizing the very behaviors to be avoided.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:14:00 -0500

Never misplace your wallet again.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:00:00 -0500

One of the most important steps in planning your pay-per-click campaigns is choosing the keywords that will attract interested shoppers. These third-party tools can help.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:48:00 -0500

Thanksgiving may feel a million miles away, but it -- and the holiday shopping season -- will be here before you know it. Spend your holiday shopping dollars investing in entrepreneurs and their innovations.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Your evolution as a businessperson and perhaps chances at success may hinge on your reaction to some key scenarios.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:15:00 -0500

Express empathy, relate to staffers as people and bring out the best from them by taking these seven steps.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Startups are trying to buck the fail trend by increasingly turning to the business underground for their competitive advantage, learning how to "break the rules" and position themselves for success.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:45:00 -0500

Researchers are coming up with new ways to make a password-less future a reality.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Cultivating a community of employees who enjoy working together and proactively collaborate can be tough, but worth the effort.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:05:00 -0500

A United Airlines flight was diverted after using something banned by most airlines: an anti-reclining seat device called the Knee Defender.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Great businesses are motivated by great things. Share your story.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:30:00 -0500

The technology is readily available to woo your customers when they are near but only a minority of businesses are using it.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:12:00 -0500

Mobile phone users are spending more and more time using apps. Here’s a look at what they are using and how much they are paying for those apps.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:05:00 -0500

It's official: Burger King is buying coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons for approximately $11 billion, with financing help from Warren Buffet.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Managers and employees: Take note of this simple but powerful practice.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0500

Email is making us slower, less productive and even dumber. Here's how you can manage your overflowing inbox.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:00:00 -0500

The things that make you nervous are often what helps you achieve the most.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:59:00 -0500

The company says the changes are aimed at preventing spam from drowning out the content users really want to see.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:55:00 -0500

Phones manufactured after July 1, 2015 and sold in the state must come equipped with an antitheft device that enables consumers to permanently shut them down.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:45:00 -0500

Heads up, riders. This Android-powered skull protector is driving motorcycle safety into the digital age.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:30:00 -0500

The fall in new company starts does not necessarily mean that the American economy is less dynamic than it used to be, or that Americans are opening up new establishments at a lower rate than they did in the late 1970s.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:15:00 -0500

These tips and tricks can make those two little words have more meaning – and impact.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0500

The photo-pinning social network is taking its analytics platform to the next level by offering new features in a prettier format.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0500

.florist? .coffee? .technology? The options are vast, but are any of these new domain extensions worth the money?

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:30:00 -0500

An entrepreneur who avoids risk for fear of failure is far worse off than an entrepreneur who fails, learns and tries again.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0500

No matter what price you pick you need to keep this one thing in mind.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0500

Will your friend be there for you in your tough times or just for lunch or happy hour?

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Here are the surprising, unorthodox strategies that helped the early software as a service pioneer rise to -- and stay at the top of -- the crowded online project management space.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Get over holding onto your ideas and get out there and do something with them.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Case studies are everywhere, but check out these entrepreneurs who made crucial decisions on the one-way path to enviable success.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0500

After retiring from the NFL, Troy Williamson decided to open a Which Wich restaurant in Aiken, S.C., where he grew up.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0500

You have to navigate potentially dangerous terrain to reach your goals and build success.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 -0500

Generous mentors pave the way for a would-be startup staffer, one with a very positive attitude.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Traveling the country can be a challenge for co-founders. But here's how this pair makes the traveling part work.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:04:00 -0500

Everything you need to know to protect yourself, your employees and your property in the event of an earthquake.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:00:00 -0500

While big data can provide a plethora of information to businesses, many companies can come off creepy to customers. Ironically, that's why small businesses have an opportunity to use big data perhaps better than anyone.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Virtual meetings, a necessity for dispersed teams, offer many advantages, if structured correctly.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:21:00 -0500

Amazon's surprise announcement followed months of unconfirmed reports that Google's YouTube unit was about to buy the company.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Mythical small shop owners knows every customer. In reality, small businesses need the tools to analyze their sales data if they are to compete.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:30:00 -0500

How your customers perceive your product should determine how you present it to them.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:18:00 -0500

A recent study from MIT took a look at the efficiency of robot/human team work.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500

As more time is spent in a position, anticipation about what else is out there dwindles.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:47:00 -0500

More than 1,000 American businesses have been affected by in-store cash register breaches, estimates the Department of Homeland Security.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:30:00 -0500

A small investment in learning some new technical tricks can pay daily productivity dividends.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Understanding how your workers think and approach tasks will help you effectively adjust your management to deliver optimal results.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:30:00 -0500

A CEO can delegate the process of determining which job candidates are competent but leadership requires making the final call.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Start your week with these top tricks and secrets from Entrepreneur's online contributors.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Anyone who dares to call themselves an entrepreneur has to take on the big risk that comes along with it, and continue taking risks.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:57:00 -0500

Burger King and Tim Hortons announced on Monday that they are discussion a merger, with Burger King corporate potentially moving to Canada.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:55:00 -0500

For dog lovers who need to keep tabs on their pups 24/7, GoPro launches a harness for its popular camera.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs often gravitate to those that are deemed 'successful' for advice but being mentored by these people could completely kill your business.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0500

WayFounder has come up with a route for inventors to bring their concepts to market.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:37:00 -0500

Lodging-rental platform AirBnB announced that it is turning over the personal information of 124 New York City hosts at the behest of the attorney general.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Presentations can either be very engaging or very dull. Here are a few pieces of advice to ensure yours is not only memorable but enjoyable.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:26:00 -0500

Sony's PlayStation network was shut down for several hours on Sunday while a flight carrying an executive at the company was diverted due to a bomb threat.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:12:00 -0500

The new device will reportedly use Miracast technology to stream audio and video from computers and mobile devices to television sets.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Start by disclosing your failure as soon as you know you've failed.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0500

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Are you a passionate, resilient and assertive new business owner? Even so, perhaps you're lacking in these critical areas that could help you become the best in your field.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:59:00 -0500

Pizza Hut's latest Japanese commercial campaign stars incredibly cute cat employees at a fictional pizza joint.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Billions of people enjoy social media but ever fewer are responding to the advertising bombardment.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Whenever possible, first establish a personal relationship and then follow up online.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Take these three steps before leaving your day job to ensure your success as an entrepreneur.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:30:00 -0500

A California hotel recently hired a new high-tech employee: a robot butler named A.L.O.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Being able to stay calm during high-stress situations is one of the most important attributes of a good leader.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0500

It may sound mystical, but 3 is a magic number when it comes to your team.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Pop-up dining startup Dinner Lab was hiring new employees every five days in its early growth phase.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Learn the six different networks within Twitter, Pinterest's best days, and what breeds the most engagement on Facebook.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Travel is a big part of most business jobs and doing travel right should be invaluable.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0500

Lessons gleaned from the Race Across America about gathering data can be readily applied to the entrepreneur's landscape.

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0500

These entrepreneurs know the best way to enjoy a homecooked meal: making it themselves.

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0500

If you are on the fence about taking a vacation (or think that your team cannot survive without you), here are three questions to ask yourself.

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Napping does not equate to slacking. In fact, it can help boost employee performance.

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0500

If you found yourself distracted and unable to pursue the path of entrepreneurship, these mental training options could provide clarity and a productivity boost.

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:30:00 -0500

A look at the common fears of aspiring franchisees when it comes to choosing their franchise location.

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0500

On a 4,000-mile bike trek, one professor learned some surprising traits about small business owners.

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Have you traveled to Thailand? How about Turkey? If not, perhaps you should.

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Two entrepreneurs who dreamed big of opening a distillery have found success by going small.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:00:00 -0500

With many companies turning to content to help build their brand, some entrepreneurs and CMOs are looking at the wrong metrics. Here is how content-marketing has evolved and what people should be measuring.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:30:00 -0500

To expand your agency's sphere of influence, view things from the perspective of your client.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Organizations tackling social problems have taught entrepreneurs the importance of mission. Entrepreneurs know how to get stuff done.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Meticulous planning and plenty of hard work are the keys to crowdfunding the capital you need to launch.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:30:00 -0500

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:00:00 -0500

LinkedIn, where employers and job seekers find each other, is just as good for people seeking entrepreneurial opportunity.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:38:00 -0500

Drones are becoming more prevalent and dangerous than ever as regulatory talks by the FAA seemingly stall.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:34:00 -0500

German travel planner platform is going places

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:07:00 -0500

Ratan Tata, 73, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, the holding company of the $103 billion-in-revenues Tata conglomerate, with interests spanning steel, software, airlines and tea, has made a personal investment in leading Indian online retailer, Snapdeal. Snapdeal is not revealing the size of the investment but in a statement its co-founder [...]

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:45:00 -0500

Scaling your start-up is an exciting undertaking. It can represent the implementation and execution of your vision, but be aware: an ill-envisioned recruitment effort could bring the ability to accomplish that dream to a screeching halt. Hiring new team members involves a significant investment of time and money, and as [...]

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:50:00 -0500

Milton Friedman feared that the political class could use the democratic process to increase the size of government once again and thus severely undermine economic liberty. Twenty-five years after the reintroduction of democracy, Friedman’s concerns seemed to have come true.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:09:00 -0500

In March 2008 I chatted with a silver-haired law school professor under the marble pillars of the U.S. Supreme Court building. He was very excited. The court was to about hear Heller v. D.C. The case would decide whether the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects an individual right [...]

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:45:00 -0500

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How to go from a 40-hour to a one-hour work week.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:26:00 -0500

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500

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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 :: 16131 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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