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business entrepreneur

The unemployment rate for young people is less than ideal at the moment, as much as two times higher than the national average. This can be very discouraging for people fresh out of school.

President Obama’s team wants to encourage college grads to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses. There’s even a new financial incentive program to limit young 'treps’ student loan payments to 10 percent of their earned income. Sounds great, so perhaps it’s time to launch your own start-up, right?

Not so fast, says college professor and author Scott Shane. He warns people that ...

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honesty

Honesty is always high on the list when people talk about traits they admire. Honest people behave with integrity, practice loyalty and value fairness.

So why are people dishonest? Usually it’s because they fear the consequences of telling the truth; getting in trouble, engaging in uncomfortable confrontation,  and making someone mad.

The problem with being dishonest is that you know inside that you are being untruthful and it can feel uncomfortable because you’re not being authentic to yourself or others. It can also be hard to keep track of your lies, and you may feel the need to ...

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