Are Password Managers a Good Idea?

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Hackers are already selling account information for Disney+, the new streaming service which launched just over a week ago. (Photo courtesy Canva)

If you use online services for banks, games, music, shopping, and even streaming services like the new Disney+ platform, you need passwords for each one. But how do you remember all of them? Do you have them written down on a sheet of paper somewhere? Or, God forbid, do you use the same passwords over and over again in an effort to keep your sanity? If so, not only are you taking an enormous risk with all your personal information, but you’re basically asking hackers to take over your life. So what should you do? It’s time to download a password manager to help you simplify and protect your life in cyberspace. Read more of this post

Don’t Get Scammed By ‘the IRS’ [VIDEO]

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Don’t let scammers posing as the IRS take you to the cleaners. (Photo by Alon, Flickr)

A few weeks ago, I received a voice mail message that I needed to contact the IRS immediately or else I was going to be arrested. Since I file my own taxes, my first reaction was, “Oh no! What did I do wrong?” But then I remembered reading Catherine Ryan Hyde’s Allie and Bea, where a senior citizen is scammed by someone claiming to be the IRS and I thought, “I’d better investigate!” Read more of this post

Learn to Pursue All Your Dreams in ‘How To Be Everything’ [REVIEW]

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According to Emilie Wapnick, you can be everything you wanted to be when you grew up. (Photo by jdolenga, Flickr)

Remember how everyone used to ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? As a child I wanted to be a teacher, a nurse, and an astronaut. I didn’t become any of those things, obviously, but perhaps that’s because like so many people, I was taught that I had to settle for one occupation for the rest of my life. In her new book, How to Be Everything, Emilie Wapnick teaches us that we no longer have to choose.  Read more of this post

Maureen Chiquet’s ‘Beyond The Label’ Helps Us See Ourselves In A Different Light [REVIEW]

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Maureen Chiquet wields the hammer at the New York Stock Exchange. (Photo courtesy Maureen Chiquet, Facebook)

There’s an old Bob Dylan song called, “Gotta Serve Somebody.” In it, he sings about all the different labels people wear in society, from ambassadors and socialites to state troopers and entertainment moguls. But do the labels we acquire accurately depict who we are? And more importantly, do we allow these labels to define us? These are two of the questions Maureen Chiquet answers in her new book, Beyond the Label.  Read more of this post

Improve How You Deal With Difficult People by Upgrading to ‘Emotional Intelligence 2.0’ [REVIEW]

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Emotional intelligence trumps IQ in the workplace. (Photo by Carbon Tippy Toes, Flickr)

Do you feel like the CEO of your company isn’t plugged in to the culture of the organization? Are managers promoting the wrong people? Do your colleagues wear their emotions on their sleeve, thus increasing strife and unnecessary anxiety in the workplace? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then it is time for your team to improve their emotional intelligence.  Read more of this post