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5 Scandinavian Lifestyle Hacks We Should All Live By

Dumb Little Man

It’s no secret that the Scandinavian lifestyle has been envied for decades. The Nordic countries are constantly topping the list of happiest countries on the World Happiness Report and their people are often referred to as well-educated, healthy, and content.

53 Million Americans are part of the Low Wage Workforce

Small Business Labs

Brookings' Meet the Low Wage Workforce reports that 53 million Americans, or about 44% of all workers aged 18-64, have low-wage jobs. According to Brookings, the national average for a low-wage job is one that pays $16.03 per hour or less. 

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Coffee Break: November Wordsearch

Tips From T. Marie

It’s time for another coffee break. Here’s your wordsearch for November. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience. Select Level: {{ currentLevel.width }}x{{ currentLevel.height }} {{ level.width }}x{{ level.height }} {{cell.letter}} {{word}} × Congratulations!

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How to Use Downtime at Work Productively

Eat Your Career

As we head into the dreary winter months, I am reminded of the seasonality of business. In most organizations, there is a natural ebb and flow that occurs. Things get predictably busy at certain times of the year, just as things get predictably slow at other times.

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Diversity is not inclusion

Practically Perfect PA

“If you do not understand the benefits of difference, you will always align yourself to your similarities, and in doing so, you will miss out on the beauty that variety brings to the table.”

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8 Flea Home Remedies You Should Totally Try

Dumb Little Man

If you’re a pet owner, it’s likely you’ve had to deal with fleas in the past. Or, if you haven’t, don’t count your lucky stars quite yet. It’s very possible you may face them in the future. The thing about fleas is that they reproduce amazingly fast.

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True Story: How to Help Employees Write Better

Business Writing

Read the brief, true story below about Eric and his supervisor, Linda. Then decide: If you were in Linda's role, would you handle the situation the same way? ** Eric has just written his first newsletter article about an innovative approach the team has developed and used to get great.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Home Business Fresh

Tips From T. Marie

There’s nothing worse than biting into a stale carrot. You know what I mean, I’m sure you’ve grabbed a carrot stick off from a vegetable platter expecting that crisp snap as you bit into it but instead got a rubbery, orange something.

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Five alternatives to Skype

Practically Perfect PA

How often do you organise a video conference for your Executive or team on Skype? If you are using Microsoft Office, it is probably quite often. Well, today, I thought I would share with you the top five alternative video conferencing platforms that are available online.

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Insecurity in Men: What You Need to Know About It

Dumb Little Man

When we think about insecurities, many of us mentally gravitate toward thinking about women. They often worry about their bodies, age, attractiveness, and ensuring their equality. Men, on the other hand, have it easy.

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Powerful Prioritization Principles (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “Powerful Prioritization Principles.”. Date: Wednesday, November 20. Time: 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern. Duration: 1 hour.

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How Political Polling is Done

Small Business Labs

We get asked a lot about political polls. And while Small Business Labs is non-partisan, we're OK with talking about how political surveys are done. There are two big issues to be aware of with political polls.    The first is how the questions are asked.

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FAQs About Complimentary Closes

Business Writing

With business communication evolving into shorter, quicker messages, people wonder about long-standing formalities like complimentary closes (for example, Sincerely and Best wishes). Do we still use them? If so, which ones belong where?

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How to show empathy with even the most annoying person!

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants have buckets full of empathy; you wouldn’t be in the job if you didn’t. What I find is that empathy can often be taken advantage of by people who don’t respect what we do – be it, that colleague who wants your time or that Executive who doesn’t understand your role.

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The Dummies’ Guide to Using No Deposit Bonuses

Dumb Little Man

One of the most sought-after bonuses at online and mobile casinos is the no deposit bonus. All you need to do is open a real money account with a casino – ensure that it is properly licensed, preferably from a reputed licensing authority – and the bonus is instantly available for you to use!

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The 6 Best Green Buildings Materials for Offices

Eco-Office Gals

Employees want refreshing spaces that are attractive in their design and health benefits. Green materials tend to contain less harmful chemicals than standard ones, making office air purer and healthier for the body.

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Pew Internet: Experts Optimistic about Digital Life over the Next 50 Years

Small Business Labs

Pew internet's Experts Optimistic About the Next 50 Years of Digital Life project asked hundreds of technology experts how people's lives might be impacted by the evolution of the internet over the next 50 years.

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Podcast 131: How to avoid multitasking

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio. You can leave a review here! This is podcast 131: how to avoid multitasking. By now you’ve heard, if not from me, then from many others, that multitasking is a bad idea. That’s true. It’s not effective. It makes your work take longer, you’ll make more mistakes and it increases your chances of not finishing the main thing you need to do because you’ve gone down so many rabbit holes.

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Top 10 to-do apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

We all know how hard it is keeping on top of the never-ending to-do list every Assistant and their Executive seem to have. The work can be relentless but don’t fear; there are lots of fantastic apps available that can help you manage your to-do list.

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5 Positive Effects of Gaming on Your Mental Health

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever heard of “play therapy” before? Yes, play therapy is commonly used as a therapeutic method for children aged 3 to 12 years old to aid them in developing communication and problem-solving skills.

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8 Common Time Wasters

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 8 Common Time Wasters appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Over the years, I’ve posted some thoughts on behaviours and practices that can get in the way of our productivity. To help bring some of these forwarded, this post will link to past articles, as well as adding some new material on common time-wasters. I’ve broken these time-wasters into two groups.

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The Truth Behind Virtual Assistant Horror Stories (and Why They Shouldn’t Scare You)

Tips From T. Marie

I’m pulling this article directly from the crypt archives. Because for home businesses that need help, working with a virtual assistant is one of the smartest things they can do. One of the reasons many are reluctant is because they’ve heard one or more virtual assistant horror stories. This oldie but goodie explores the truth behind the stories and why you shouldn’t let them scare you. Halloween.

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Podcast 130: The danger of all or nothing thinking

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 130 and it’s about the danger of all or nothing thinking. This kind of thinking can get you energized about an organizing project or even ongoing maintenance when you’re on the “all” side of the equation, but it has obvious drawbacks when you end up on the “nothing” side. Once a client hired me to help her refine her filing system.

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Bridging the interpersonal gap between staff and a busy boss

Practically Perfect PA

A considerable part of an Executive’s job is to lead their staff, motivate and encourage them. However, this isn’t always the case. There are many Executive’s who are too busy, or under too much pressure in their roles to manage their staff effectively.

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3 Ways to Reduce Customer Acquisition Costs

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever stopped to think how much it costs to get a person to buy one of your products? Then you’re in the right place.

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7 Ways Executives Can Improve Communicating with Their Assistants

Office Dynamics

I have been fortunate to gain a three-dimensional view of communication between executives and assistants: I was an assistant for 20 years thus understanding what I needed from my executive so I could be effective.

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You Need This to Be Happier and More Successful at Work

On The Job

More employers are beginning to focus on "emotional intelligence" when making new hires and when deciding who is ready to be promoted.

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Using the Right Tools

Simple Productivity Blog

I've talked about how you can take a tool that is not quite right and make it work for you. This is good if you cannot use a tool optimally, or don't really know how to use it fully. There are times, though, when you do know how to use a tool, but are forced to use a sub-optimal or substitute tool.

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Working with your Executive on a planned approval process

Practically Perfect PA

In most organisations, work often needs to be formally approved or signed-off by Senior Executives before the work can begin or the next phase of the project. Executives also have to accept leave requests, sickness reports, expenses, invoices, purchase orders and budget requests.

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Life Lessons You Can Learn From Driving A Stick Shift Car

Dumb Little Man

“Fall seven times, stand up eight” – Unknown. For me, this is more like “kill the car seven times, start it up again eight.” ” The process of learning and actually driving a stick shift car has been such a process.

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Telephone Screening and Etiquette Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Top-notch telephone screening and etiquette skills are paramount regardless of industry, company size, or geographic location. Their importance hasn’t diminished in our modern world of text messages, e-mails, and online chats. What exactly am I talking about?

Is Your Job About to Become Obsolete?

On The Job

Trade wars. Labor strikes. The rise of automation. Those are the things that are most worrisome for the U.S. economy and the employment outlook, along with the decline in manufacturing, retail and government jobs.

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30 Day Challenge: Exercise Every Day

Simple Productivity Blog

The average American sits for 11 hours a day. That is outside of the time spent in bed sleeping. We are the fattest we have ever been, and our sedentary lifestyle is leading to disease.

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10 Tips for Planning a Successful Event

Jen Lawrence

Planning an event for your company or business can be an insanely overwhelming. The sheer number of details can trip planners up. However, have no fear – there is a method to the madness. You just need to have some insight and help.

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7 Useful Winter Gardening Tips You Need to Try This Season

Dumb Little Man

Temperatures have started to drop gradually and winter is getting closer by the day. By now, the last crops have been harvested. Everything that’s left to do is to prepare your plants for winter.

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Does Word Order Matter? Think “Short to Long”

Office Dynamics

When polishing your sentences, pay attention to the nuances of word order. To my eye (and ear), placing “short” before “long” works best. This applies to both sentences and lists. Here’s a simple example: “He was well respected and loved in the academic community.”

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Episode 270: The Daily Decision with Brian Dixon

Productivityist

On this episode I’m joined by Brian Dixon , the author of Start with Your People: The Daily Decision that Changes Everything. As a podcaster, conference speaker, and business coach, Brian is passionate about helping high potential leaders and teams thrive in a world of overwhelming options.

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