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Hotel Guest Requests, and Receives, Framed, Signed Photo of Christopher Walken

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Image credit:Robert Marquardt | Getty Images Great customer service is alive and well, despite what you read and see (we're looking at you, United Airlines). From requesting a taxi to scheduling a wake up call, it’s typical for hotels to make special accommodations for their guests. At one Irish hotel, a guest proved you can even request a framed photo of your favorite celebrity to be set up in your…

8-Year-Old Boy Learns How to Drive From YouTube So He Can Go to McDonald’s

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Image credit:Bloomberg | Getty Images From math tutorials to cartoon clips, there are many things kids use YouTube for today. In fact, YouTube videos can even teach your kid how to drive. At least that’s what one 8-year-old boy figured out. Related: 20 McDonald's Facts That May Surprise You On Sunday evening, the 8-year-old boy from East Palestine, Ohio, reportedly taught himself how to drive by watching a YouTube video, snuck out while…

12 Habits to Dramatically Improve Your Sleep

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Image credit:Geber86 | Getty Images This article was written by The Oracles member James Swanwick, who is an author, entrepreneur, co-founder of Swanwick Sleep, and CEO of The 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge. Sleep is critical for high performance. Deep down, everybody knows this. But, it tends to be the first thing neglected during busy, high-stress periods. People require quality sleep—especially entrepreneurs, who need that one-percent edge to beat the competition….

I Quit Drinking: 7 Ways It Changed My Life and Business

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Image credit:VisitBritain | Getty Images This article was written by The Oracles member, James Swanwick, who is an author, entrepreneur, co-founder of Swanwick Sleep, and CEO of The 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge. April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Let me be clear: I was never an alcoholic. I was a social drinker who enjoyed an after-work wine or two to unwind after a stressful day. On the weekends, I’d have some…

5 Steps to Overcome Neomania

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Image credit:Astarot | Getty Images Neomania, defined as an obsession with the new, is a hallmark of American culture. You won’t find it in the dictionary, but you’ll see it in the faces of everyone waiting for the next iPhone or Android. You might even catch it in the reflection of your smart phone as you scroll through the news. Neomaniacs find it difficult, if not impossible, to stick with anything….

5 Things Every First Time Founder Needs to Know

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Image credit:Shine No matter who you are and what you have achieved, there will be times when you doubt yourself. The co-founders of Shine understand that and want to help its users boost their well-being with free daily inspirational texts to encourage and motivate them to achieve their goals. A little over a year after Shine’s official launch in March of 2016, Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey, also its co-CEOs, have…

The Importance of Focusing on Possibilities

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Image credit:Shutterstock "When you focus on problems, you'll have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you'll have more opportunities." I'm really inspired by the quote above — it's the story of my life! I’m guessing it’s the story of your life too … Think about it. There’s something really powerful about where we choose to focus our minds. We are much more powerful than we realize. So I’m inviting you…

How Amazon Aligns Employee Experience and Business Results

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Image credit:Bloomberg | Getty Images On Aug. 15, 2015, the New York Times ran a feature that brought a hair-raising story of Amazon’s employee experience to the public. The initial article painted the picture of an environment in which employees were pushed beyond their limits, encouraged to sabotage each other and treated with blatant uncaring through devastating life events and illnesses. Related: Why Established Companies Are Embracing an Amazon-Like Culture CEO…