HELPING BUSINESS SPEAK FEMALE

After 20 years in marketing and advertising, Mary Lou Quinlan decided to become a translator: She teaches retailers how to speak the language of women.
EYES WIDE OPEN

When your office team pulls an all-nighter on a hot project, share a laugh by handing out bars of Shower Shock, a caffeinated soap that delivers about 200 milligrams of wake-up stuff per shower. This could change the lives of those office sleepyheads. $6.99 a bar from www.thinkgeek.com.
INVEST WITH THE BEST

Bummed by the market’s schizoid swings? Take the long view with Worth Magazine founder W. Randall Jones, author of Worth’s Greatest Stock Picks of All Time. Quoth he: “Stock picks don’t last forever, but the knowledge behind them is your arsenal for the future.”
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