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A Historical Analysis of Headphones

Dumb Little Man

Headphones have become one of the most reproduced tech gadgets in history and our relationship with them will continue to grow as headphones evolve. It’s assumed that Americans generally spend more than 32 hours a week listening to their favorite music.

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You Should Be Downsizing Your Images

Tips From T. Marie

Business today is image driven. Photos are key in social media posts, blog posts and for product sales. Smart phones have made taking these needed photos easy, however often the size of these photos is well beyond what is needed.

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California's New Gig Law, AB5, Ignores the Growing Role of Remote Work

Small Business Labs

Business Insider's California is attempting a massive labor experiment that could grow into a disaster for millions of workers outlines some of the many problems with California's new AB5 worker classification law.

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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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5 Ways To Check If Your Children Are Safe Online

Dumb Little Man

The internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, changing how we work, shop, socialize, book appointments, and even eat! Because of this, it’s only natural that your children will want to be online as well.

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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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7 Tips to Help Overcome Procrastination

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Tips to Help Overcome Procrastination appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I was planning to write this post last week, but I put it off. Okay, now that the obligatory bad joke is out of the way, we can look at another internal time waster, procrastination. We all put things off.

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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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How To Choose The Best Vacuum Cleaner For Your Home

Dumb Little Man

If you’re shopping around for a new vacuum cleaner, you’d already know that there are many models and a wide assortment of features. We’ve created this easy checklist that will guide you through the vetting process. Here’s how to choose the best vacuum cleaner for your home and family.

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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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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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The Online Platform Economy as a Safety Net

Small Business Labs

The JP Morgan Chase Institute recently released a new study, Bridging the Gap: How Families Use the Online Platform Economy to Manage their Cash Flow.    The key finding of the study is "participation in the Online Platform Economy functions as a cash-flow management tool for many families." " In particular, JP Morgan found many use online platform work to supplement their income when they lost a job.

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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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An Easy Guide to Food And Wine Pairing

Dumb Little Man

There are no hard and fast rules in pairing food and wine. Nevertheless, it’s easy to get confused about how to create the perfect pairing of food elements with certain wine flavor notes.

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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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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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SURROUND yourself with a team of experts to make you and your organization SHINE!

Office Dynamics

A meeting planner by MY definition is the go-to person within an organization – be it corporate, association or otherwise – charged with the responsibility of planning and executing a meeting or special event.

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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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7 Winter Exercise Ideas You Can Do Outdoors

Dumb Little Man

Winter often represents a time of slowing down, celebrating, and breaking down of good habits like exercise routines. To help avoid these things, you may have to get more inventive with your winter workouts to help prevent holiday weight gain.

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Research: Facial Imperfections Impact Hiring

On The Job

Research shows that attractive people get paid more and are considered for more jobs, which I'm sure most of us consider unfair and discriminatory.

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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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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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ZenTasktic Update: Steady To The Plan

Brilliantly Better

It’s been almost a month since I announced the relaunch of ZenTasktic, and since then a lot happened.

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The Best Kitchen Gadgets for Healthy Cooking You Should Own

Dumb Little Man

We all know that cooking at home is better for our health than dining out. Considering that a full sit-down meal has 1,200 calories on average, we see the reason why.

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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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Don’t List Next Actions

Simple Productivity Blog

It is really easy to get bogged down in the minutiae. We can start thinking of all the steps that need to be done to get a specific result, and lose sight of the end game: the result itself. I find that instead of writing down the next actions, it is better to write down what I am trying to accomplish. The post Don’t List Next Actions appeared first on Laura Earnest. Getting Things Done Productivity

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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?

Episode 271: THe Seven Longest Yards with Chris Norton

Productivityist

On this episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Chris Norton. Chris is a speaker, author, adoptive & foster parent. He suffered a severe spinal cord injury playing college football.

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5 Tips For Parents Who Desperately Want To Follow Their Dreams

Dumb Little Man

Having a kid is hard work — a really hard work. It’s probably the hardest thing my wife and I have ever done. It’s not talked about much. We’re supposed to enjoy having kids, 100% of the time. If we don’t, then we’re bad parents.

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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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What’s the Hidden Cost?

Simple Productivity Blog

Last month I did a spending freeze. I spent no unnecessary money, and it really opened my eyes. I had gotten in the habit of running to the store with the pretext of buying something necessary, only to come home with much more. When I did the spending freeze, I realized how much extra this was costing me in both time and energy. Everything has a cost. There are no exceptions. But are you aware of the hidden costs of time and energy of areas in your life?

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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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Meditation Is Like Debugging Spaghetti Code

Brilliantly Better

Now that we have an idea about Buddhist concepts like impermanence or karma, let’s see what meditation is. Somehow predictably, meditation, as a concept, has been very much twisted, transformed and modified in the Western part of the world.

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How to Not Get Blamed for A Car Accident That Isn’t Your Fault

Dumb Little Man

SMASH! A sound nobody wants to hear while backing out of a parking space — it’s exactly what met my ears as an SUV met the rear passenger side of my car. Though I’d barely been moving, the impact’s volume and force meant this was much more than a fender bender.

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Braving Burnout: How to Go on When it Feels Like There’s Nowhere to Go

Productivityist

Photo by Marcel Hol from FreeImages. The following post is a guest contribution from Stewart Dunlop. I haven’t taken guest posts in a while but the topic of burnout has come up a lot lately and when Stewart asked if he could write something about for my blog, I jumped at the chance.

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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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