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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%

AutoNews - Thu, 2016-12-01 06:42
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among brands showing big gains.
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French car sales rise 9% in November

AutoNews - Thu, 2016-12-01 06:42
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among brands showing big gains.
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Healthy Diets Critical for Healthy Entrepreneurs

Small Business Trends - Thu, 2016-12-01 06:00

You may not realize it, but many entrepreneurs are just like athletes.  We work long days.  We travel.  We have to perform at high levels, and sometimes we do all those things without the benefit of proper meals.  But food is energy.  It’s fuel for all the hard work we do.  While you probably don’t need to consume 12,000 calories a day like Michael Phelps, you do need to feed your body.  And here are some of my go-to recommendations:

Healthy Foods for Entrepreneurs 1. Endurance Enhancers

My biggest challenge, especially when I’m on the road, is making sure my meals stick with me on busy days when I don’t have a chance to stop for lunch.  What I need most are foods that help me perform over the long haul.

  • Quinoa — the ultimate superfood, quinoa has carbohydrates, protein, and all the nine amino acids.  This wonder grain helps me keep from feeling hungry all day.
  • Chia seeds — like quinoa, you’re getting a complete protein with these magical little seeds that I love to eat blended in yogurt or a smoothie.
  • Avocado — We sometimes get so caught up in avoiding fat that we forget that fat is one of the nutritional elements that keeps us feeling full longer.  Throw in vitamins C, K, and B6, and you see what a powerhouse the humble avocado can be.
2. Energy Boosters

While slamming a cup of coffee or downing an energy drink may pick you up for a brief period of time, that feeling never lasts forever.  Far better are some gentler energy sources that provide a lift without the crash.

  • Almonds — perfectly balanced fat and protein, almonds give you a long-burning energy boost without the caffeine jitters or the sugar rush.
  • Blueberries — When your body’s craving something sweet, take the natural route with antioxidant rich blueberries.
  • Peppers — thanks to their capsaicin content, peppers give you an energy rush and boost your metabolism.  Embrace the heat!
3. Relaxation Promoters

After a busy, stressful day, it can be hard to turn your mind off and get a good night’s sleep, but we all know that sleep is critical to optimum performance.  When you need a little help winding down, try these options.

  • Dark chocolate – If stress is what’s keeping you awake, indulge in some dark chocolate for its combination of serotonin, magnesium, and dopamine.
  • Honey – The same substance that makes you sleep after Thanksgiving dinner – tryptophan – also appears in honey.  Combine honey with the natural sleep aid chamomile and a cup of tea, and you’re set for a great night’s sleep.
  • Cherries – while a number of people take melatonin to help with sleep, cherries are a great natural source for this sleep-regulating substance.

I have two more strategies I use to make sure I’m physically on top of my game.  First, I always pack little bags of supercharged trail mix with almonds, dried fruit, pumpkin seeds, and banana chips, and I stash them everywhere.  They’re in my backpack, my desk at work, and even in my overnight bag.  That way, I always know that even in the biggest rush, I won’t be distracted by my growling stomach.

And finally, the thing that matters most to the way I feel is regular exercise.  I used to make the excuse that I didn’t have time, but what I realized is that I have to have time.  If I don’t get my body moving and my blood pumping, I feel like crap.  A brief exercise break or two in my workday — no matter where I am — refreshes my mind and helps me keep focused.

Being an entrepreneur is about more than just business sense.  You are the face of our company.  Make sure you’re performing your best.

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This article, "Healthy Diets Critical for Healthy Entrepreneurs" was first published on Small Business Trends

PSA will open Tunisia factory to build new pickup

AutoNews - Thu, 2016-12-01 05:58
PSA will open a factory in Tunisia in 2018 to build a Peugeot-badged pickup. The automaker joins Renault and VW Group in boosting North Africa production to meeting rising demand.
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Wyndham Hotel Group Acquires Fen Hotels

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2016-12-01 05:48
BUENOS AIRES--Wyndham Hotel Group today announced its acquisition of Latin America's leading Fën Hotels, adding 26 management contracts across Argentina, Peru, ...

Noble House Hotels & Resorts Announces Management Of Banyan Cay Resort & Golf

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2016-12-01 05:40
SEATTLE--Noble House Hotels & Resorts – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – has announced that it will take over ...

China slaps 10% tax on supercars to curb luxury

AutoNews - Thu, 2016-12-01 04:54
China is introducing a 10 percent tax on cars such as Ferrari GTC4Lusso, Bentley Bentayga and Aston Martin DB9 in a bid to combat conspicuous consumption and promote more fuel-efficient vehicles.
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China slaps 10% tax on Ferrari, Bentley cars to curb luxury

AutoNews - Thu, 2016-12-01 04:54
China is introducing a 10 percent tax on cars such as Ferrari GTC4Lusso, Bentley Bentayga and Aston Martin DB9 in a bid to combat conspicuous consumption and promote more fuel-efficient vehicles.
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BMW begins 7 series production in Indonesia

AutoNews - Thu, 2016-12-01 04:34
BMW will begin assembling its flagship 7-series sedan in Indonesia as the automaker seeks to tap into the long-term demand for luxury vehicles in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
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MaidPro Hosts Largest Convention in Company History

PR Web - Thu, 2016-12-01 04:30

Residential cleaning franchise, MaidPro, recently hosted their 11th franchise convention in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Mindmatrix introduces exclusive partner engagement enhancement...

PR Web - Thu, 2016-12-01 04:30

Backed by its MSP-IT Advantage Program success, Mindmatrix introduces the same model for partner engagement across other industry verticals

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Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Named Favorite Casual Dining Restaurant in...

PR Web - Thu, 2016-12-01 04:30

Pizza Ranch is favorite for pizza and buffet, Maggiano’s for Italian, Bob Evans for breakfast, Texas Roadhouse for steak and Pappadeaux for seafood

(PRWeb November 22, 2016)

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RestorationMaster Expands Digital Marketing Program for ServiceMaster...

PR Web - Thu, 2016-12-01 04:30

RestorationMaster has recently added a new Modesto, CA micro-site for...

(PRWeb November 22, 2016)

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Higher Logic Announces Record Attendance, New Online Academy at 7th...

PR Web - Thu, 2016-12-01 04:30

Over 450 community managers and thought leaders converged for keynotes, product announcements, and awards

(PRWeb November 22, 2016)

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Sterling Talent Solutions Named Top Background Screening Provider

PR Web - Thu, 2016-12-01 04:30

Industry leader recognized by HRO Today on their Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction List of Top Background Screening providers

(PRWeb November 22, 2016)

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Cruise Planners Rallies to Support the Leukemia & Lymphoma...

PR Web - Thu, 2016-12-01 04:30

Cruise Planners has raised more than $1 million to help end blood cancer

(PRWeb November 21, 2016)

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Dozens Arrested After Protesters Block Hampton Avenue, Demand $15 Minimum Wage

Topix - Thu, 2016-12-01 04:21

Joining the national swell of protests against low wages, hundreds took to the streets of St. Louis Tuesday to demand higher pay and union representation - particularly at fast food restaurants like the ones that dot Hampton Avenue just south of Forest Park.

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Arrested KC minimum wage protesters speak out

Topix - Thu, 2016-12-01 00:25

Kansas City Police arrested 110 people at 63rd and Troost Tuesday night during a protest to raise the minimum wage. Hundreds of fast food workers locked arms with faith leaders and other supporters, marching down the street and chanting for change.

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6 ways the McDonald's Big Mac lives on after its inventor's death - CNET

Topix - Wed, 2016-11-30 20:20

Billions have been sold, but in these days of design by committee, it's still hard to believe McDonald's Big Mac sandwich actually had a single inventor. Back in 1967, Michael James "Jim" Delligatti, a Pennsylvania franchisee of the fast-food chain, thought his customers wanted a bigger sandwich, so he came up with the double-pattied burger.

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Tesla cleared to open store in Virginia capital

AutoNews - Wed, 2016-11-30 18:30
In a decision released Wednesday, the commissioner of Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles reversed a September ruling denying Tesla a dealership license to operate a store in Richmond.
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