My mother used to tell me when I received a gift or if someone did something nice for me: “Always remember to say ‘Thank you.’” Didn’t your mother or parents do the same? When you are a little child, and growing up, this response just becomes a natural one and it becomes something you do by rote. It’s automatic. Or it
A recent report from the U.S. Department of Labor confirms what many of us already suspect. Employee productivity is on the decline, with increases in email to respond to, web surfing, daily meetings, and poor management partly to blame (though meetings and idea sharing, while not productive per se, can and often do yield positive
College is expensive. You know that. To help pay for college, scholarships, grants and loans are available. You know that, too. But determining how much college costs, and how much assistance you can expect to receive, well, that often depends on your definitions of “cost” and “assistance.” Or more precisely, it depends on
(Courtesy of Parnassah Network) It is no secret that for most businesses and professionals, LinkedIn is the most effective online networking tool around. Whether you gain the clients, customers and connections you dream of, or you get lost in the crowd, depends on the quality of your profile, network and targeting.
Emily’s Services provides 24-hour caregiving services to the elderly and new mothers. The company was started by Avigail Rafael, after a chance meeting with a needy family in Borough Park, Brooklyn. She assisted the family, and her kindness was repaid as word spread of her innate ability to nurture and care for the elderly. She was
(Courtesy of B-Seed) Hardly a day goes by without news of an Israeli company being bought by a multinational corporation. Buyout records keep rising, as corporations turn to Israeli innovators for new technology. Names like Waze, Mobileye, NeuroDerm and Orbotech are just a few of the many buyouts that turned Israeli investors into
(Courtesy of Tribeworks) A hub for business growth, networking and funding, TribeWorks has captured the attention of entrepreneurs and startups from across the Jewish world. Launched by a coalition of leading Jewish non-profits, TribeWorks is the first ever collaborative effort to connect Jewish entrepreneurs with the services,
The law firm of Foy & Seplowitz, located on Main Street in Hackensack, is marking its fifth year of service to Bergen County and the surrounding communities. The firm is a boutique law firm dedicated to representing individuals accused of crimes or serious motor vehicle offenses in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and
If you have been to Israel recently, maybe just returning from the Sukkot holiday, you know that Israel has developed a thriving art scene, with visual content and styles ranging from Biblical to ultra-modern, religious to abstract. Isaac Aviram has been mentoring and representing Israeli artists
The Teaneck outpost of the Mathnasium franchise, located on Queen Anne Road, has officially reopened under new management. Now run by Yeshivat Noam and Frisch School parents, Matt and Stefanie Diamond of Teaneck, the learning center and its staff will continue to provide instruction to children in grades K through
Fundraisers and elite military SEALS have much in common. Both are highly dependent on synchronization with others on their teams. In the military, teamwork is essential, as the life of one soldier is dependent on the actions of others in his/her unit. On a much lesser scale of danger, seasoned fundraisers know that individual
There are plenty of things that we Americans love. We love food, cars, football, reality TV, central air conditioning and not using the metric system. But this all pales in comparison to our love of houses.
We have a real addiction problem when it comes to houses. Do you or a loved one spend