In her memoir, You’re Better Than Me, comedian and copreneur Bonnie McFarlane (who co-hosts a podcast with her husband Rich Vos) writes that she once gave Rich the silent treatment for an entire seven days. At the end of the week he turned to...

Just like marriage, being business partners isn’t always a stroll through the park. It’s all big ideas and stars in our eyes until the computers go down and the bookkeeper quits. Suddenly, the business honeymoon is over. But also like marriage, successful partnerships aren’t...

Thirty-six years ago, we promised to stick together in sickness and health and for richer or poorer. Too bad nobody told us about chicken pox and college tuition! But if we’ve learned anything at all, it’s that some of life’s best moments come from...

You’ve seen those “7-Day Book Challenges” on Facebook, right? The ones where book lovers share seven of their favorite books with no explanations, just the cover? The other day, our friend Marianne shared the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that...

6 Keys to Making it Work - Sigmund Freud famously said that “Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.” And most people would agree: Having love and doing meaningful work are deeply connected to our satisfaction in life. But how do you manage...

Back when our daughter was a junior in college, she came home one weekend and announced that she’d missed the deadline for on-campus housing assignments and would have to find an apartment. (Oops. Sorry Mom and Dad.) Her parents (us) had equally strong, but...

“I’ve owned 400 to 500 stocks in my lifetime and made most of my money on 10 of them.”  – Warren Buffett It’s a well-known fact in the investing world that the lion’s share of results will come from a small percentage of investments. In statistics,...

Did you know that nearly a quarter of the U.S. workforce spends part of each day working at home? Commutes are longer, offices are smaller and technology is better – all contributing to the number of people who work from home at least part of the time....

At the end of a trip to Utah last fall, we flew home to Maryland via Las Vegas. While we were in the neighborhood, we thought we’d check out a show. We understand now why Cirque du Soleil is always sold out. It’s because...