Because It’s 2020: The Best Wellness Gifts for Holiday Giving

A gift with wellness or self-care in mind can be as innovative as it is effective. Our guide of gender-neutral options includes the edible, the high-tech and a spiffed-up version of a classic home accessory. 

Oura, from $299
The Oura Ring is a mainstay among athletes, CEOs and high-profile entrepreneurs. Wear it on your finger like a traditional ring, and it tracks biometric data to give you the lowdown on your activity, heart rate, sleep patterns, basal body temperature and more. The gadget’s five-day battery life helps justify the splurge.

Sky Ting TV, $20 a month/$200 a year 

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A subscription-based streaming platform, Sky Ting offers more than 200 recorded classes as well as live sessions on a range of yoga-based wellness practices such as slow flow vinyasa, pre-bed relaxing meditations, deep breathing and body awakening backbends. Lengths range from two minutes to over an hour.

Do it Yourself

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Harry’s Billion-Dollar Deal Went Bust This Year. But Covid Held Even Bigger Leadership Lessons

While Harry’s co-founder and co-CEO Jeff Raider has led his New York City-based company through industry disruption and landing–and then losing–a $1.37 billion aquistion deal, the Covid-19 global pandemic has been one of his biggest tests of leadership yet.

“I think we underestimated the importance of personal connection,” Raider said about working remotely this year in conversation with Tom Foster during Inc.‘s latest Your Next Move stream event. “It was just hard. We felt people really struggling on a personal level. We weren’t there to support each other.”

Not being able to connect in person has been the most difficult of all his challenges this year, Raider said, noting that a leader’s job is to find the time to connect with employees directly. For him, that meant meeting with employees one to one whenever he had a 30-minute opening on his schedule to ask questions like, “What’s

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Behind the Brand with Shonduras

Shaun McBride is as nice and easygoing as they come, but don’t let his chill vibe and cool exterior fool you. He’s smart, ambitious and is playing large in an already massive arena of emerging Esports giants funded by some of the biggest names in the business. 

Llike many other young Mormon men around the world, McBride served a volunteer mission, spending two years in Honduras before college and jumping into a career. While traveling abroad he saw people living very differently without an abundance of material wealth and possessions. And yet, most of the people there seemed perfectly happy and content. Shaun returned home to his native Utah inspired from his service with a renewed sense of making every day count. The impact of this trip flowed into his personal brand and thus, Shaun + Honduras = Shonduras.

McBride’s life hasn’t been all rainbows and unicorns. He’s had

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How Kind Turned 17 Years, 8 Product Lines, and a Love for Healthy Snacking into a $5 Billion Exit

Seventeen years after launching Kind, founder Daniel Lubetzky has found his exit strategy.

The New York City-based maker of Kind bars will be acquired by snack food and petcare giant Mars, the companies announced on Tuesday. The deal has been oft-rumored ever since Mars, one of the largest privately-held companies in the U.S., purchased a minority stake in Kind Snacks back in 2017. While terms of the agreement remain undisclosed, the New York Times estimates the acquisition cost at roughly $5 billion.

The Kind story has long been one of perseverance: After launching in 2003, the business weathered the storm of the Great Recession to become a healthy-snacking powerhouse, ranking No. 889 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. in 2012. The company made $719 million in revenue last year, according to estimates from private research firm PrivCo, while selling eight product lines across

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4 Ways to Make Money Fast

Money. Cash. Scratch. Sometimes there just isn’t enough of it to make ends meet. When the going gets tough, learn how to make extra money, and consider the pros and cons of each idea.

1. Get a side gig

If you have even a little bit of time, you may be able to find a side job to earn some extra dough. In the midst of our chaotic time, there is increased demand for delivery services. Two popular categories include grocery shopping (like Shipt or Instacart) and food (like Grubhub or Uber Eats).

  • Advantage: You don’t have to pay it back; it’s your money to spend.
  • Disadvantage: It may take some time to find the right opportunity.

2. Through a home equity loan or home equity line of credit

Both of these options hinge on the same basic idea: You owe less on your house than what it’s worth. The … Read more