Sat.Dec 07, 2013 - Fri.Dec 13, 2013

The Godfather Guide To A Good And Happy Life

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever feel that you have so many 'life rules' thrown at you that you can’t even remember them, let alone make sense of them? You’re not alone in feeling like that.

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The True Cost of America’s Plastic Addiction

Eco-Office Gals

“Paper or plastic?”. This is a simple question, asked millions of times per day in supermarket checkout lines across the country. Not too difficult to answer for most, but a question with major consequences for the planet.

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The ultimate app guide for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone and I have a lot of my life on my iPad. If I’m honest, I am really just lost without them (sometimes I am literally lost without them thanks to my dependence on Google maps to get me around!).

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6 Ways to Add Value to Your Organization & Advance Your Career

Eat Your Career

Over the past few months, I’ve talked about this concept at length in numerous webinars, speeches and presentations. Career Academy members are already familiar with this, as are those who have attended my live training programs.

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12 Things Not to Do at the Office Christmas Party

Dumb Little Man

One of the most hazardous driving days of the year is the Friday before Christmas, because that’s when many companies take part in that yearly tradition known as the Office Christmas Party.

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E-Receipts vs. Paper Receipts

Eco-Office Gals

The process of making a transaction at a retail store and receiving a thermally printed receipt is so familiar that customers may think it is the only way to get a record of their purchase of products or services. But think about what happens to most of those receipts.

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Book Review: The Manufacturer's Book of Lists

Small Business Labs

A powerful trend that gets little coverage is the growth of small manufacturing. As we pointed out in our 2012 article The Rise of Small and Micro Manufacturing , of the 330,000 U.S. manufacturing firms 80% have fewer than 50 employees and about 36% have 4 or fewer employees.

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How To Take Control And Eliminate Your Bad Habits

Dumb Little Man

American lyricist Eubie Blake once said, “I don't have any bad habits. They might be bad habits for other people, but they're all right for me.”

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Make sure you choose the right colour scheme if you want your office to be a productive environment

Eco-Office Gals

Colours have the ability to affect our mood and many of us think carefully about which colour scheme to use in our homes but the same level of consideration into designing the right colour scheme for your office could certainly pay dividends.

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The Post Office Expanding Use of Contingent Workers

Small Business Labs

Interesting interview with the head of the U.S. Postal Service in the Wall Street Journal. Lots of information on how the Post Office is doing financially (quick summary - not well) and how it hopes to return to solvency.

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Ten tips for organising a business trip to… Rome

Practically Perfect PA

So I’ve just been to Rome for a long weekend, it really is a beautiful city especially at this time of year. As I was wondering around I thought it would be great to share with you my travel tips in case you ever find yourself organising a business trip to Rome for your Executive. Here are my essential top ten tips for organising a business trip to Rome (if you are reading this via email click here ).

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Want to Be Happy With the Money You Have? 5 Ways to Get More Enjoyment Out of Your Money

Dumb Little Man

Rather than wishing you had more money, wouldn't it be cool if you could get more enjoyment out of the money you do have in your bank account?

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Do You Have the Courage to Release the Familiar and Claim Your Power?

Productive & Organized

"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.    but there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. 

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The Two Types of Portfolio Careers

Small Business Labs

There's no doubt the traditional career path of staying with a single company, or a small number of employers, and rising through the ranks until you retire is no longer viable for most people.   One option that's becoming increasingly common is the portfolio career. Based on our research, this comes in two broad flavors: 1. Spending part of a career as a traditional employee and part self-employed: This arrangement is becoming very common. According

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UK online spending increases

The Small Business Blog

Latest OFCOM figures have shown that online spending for the UK in 2012 increased on average by 16% per person compared to 2011. This meant an increased average spend of £1,175 compared to £1,017 the previous year, more than double the average spend per head of other countries in the survey.

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Weight Loss Advice: Is a Calorie a Calorie?

Dumb Little Man

Do you believe that a calorie is a calorie? What I mean is, in terms of weight loss or gain, do you take the position that it doesn't matter where those calories come from? It would produce the same result anyway?

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4 Ways to Strengthen the Bond with Your Co-workers

Office Dynamics

Co-workers: Sometimes you love them and sometimes you hate them, but no matter what, you have to deal with them. Since you aren’t exactly in charge of hiring and firing, you better figure out a way to make the relationship work so you can do your job.

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Hi, glad you're here! How can I help you?

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2010-07-27 14:31:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter There’s a ton of info in my posts about overcoming procrastination , getting things done and reducing clutter. All the things that get in the way of you living the life you truly want to live.

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Top 5 Tips for Following Up

The Small Business Blog

By now you will be aware about whether or not your efforts to make Small Business Saturday into a successful event for your business were actually successful.

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Three Ways to Stay Positive, Productive, and Physically Fit During an Injury

Dumb Little Man

Jogging full-force at dusk on uneven pavement while listening to awesome music holds a few hidden, unpleasant trappings. For me, it was a recipe for disaster that ended in one black-and-blue, severely sprained ankle.

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Why You Need to Know About Apple's iBeacon

Small Business Labs

Apple recently started using their iBeacon technology in their 254 U.S. retail stores. iBeacon is a location-based technology service that allows Apple to send information to the iPhones of their in-store customers. This could include customer service notifications, special upgrade offers or other personalized marketing messages.   iBeacon uses Apple's version of Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE). This

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A guaranteed tactic to ensure that your resume will not be looked at!

Job Advice Blog

I see it all the time and wonder if some people are totally clueless when it comes to putting a resume together. Possibly they have been at one job for a very long time and think that proclamations like these will appeal to hiring managers. I have been in the hiring business for 15 plus [.].

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Why Focus Is Important…At The Project Level

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. We hear a lot about focus and concentration these days. After all, with every device beeping and blinking at us, distraction has become the norm. But it isn’t enough just to focus on what you are doing. Here’s why: Why Focus Is Important. Most of us are busy…very busy. We are pulled in many different directions every day, doing many more tasks than anyone 100 years ago would have even imagined.

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10 Great Ways to Share with Others Over the Holidays

Dumb Little Man

This is supposed to be the season of giving, but for too many of us, it’s just the time for eating too much, running up huge bills and general conspicuous consumption. This year, why not do something that could really make a change in the lives of others?

Branson’s Advice for Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Blog

Richard Branson built his company from a small record shop into one of the biggest brands in the world, so whenever he shares some entrepreneurial tips it is well worth paying attention to him! In this short video interview from 2011 he has some personal advice for entrepreneurs, particularly in relation to their dealings with… Read the full article here: Branson’s Advice for Entrepreneurs on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Advice business advice Richard Branson Virgin Group

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The 7 Key Habits of Productive People


The following is a guest post by Paul Smith. Paul is a writer. He’s very interested in relationships, psychology, and traveling. You can find Paul on Google+ and on AskEssay Productivity is not an innate skill, but the right mindset supported by the way one acts regularly.

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Simplify File Transfers With Dropbox

Simple Productivity Blog

All of us who work at multiple computers need to move files around. We needed a writeable format in order to keep files up to date, with portability that would work between computers. I face this problem daily because of the nature of my job. I need to have my project and client notes with me everywhere I go. When I was working 6 clients a week, I had to have portable access in order to make this work. Simplifying file transfers with Dropbox solved this problem for me.

12 Toys to Avoid This Christmas

Dumb Little Man

One of the most beloved holiday movies of the last few decades is “A Christmas Story,” the tale of a little boy who dreams of finding a toy gun under the tree but is constantly being told that he’ll shoot his eye out.

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Corporate Responsibility – Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“Business has to be a force for social change. It is not enough to avoid hideous evil – it must, we must, actively do good. If business stays parochial, without moral energy or codex of behaviour, claiming there are no such thing as values, then God help us all. If you think morality is a… Read the full article here: Corporate Responsibility – Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Quotations business quotes corporate social responsibility csr

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3 Ways to Master Manage Stress During the Holidays

Office Dynamics

Hello to all my readers! It’s only 2 ½ weeks until Christmas Day. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I’m sure you are busy with year-end activities and preparing to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

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Open Loops 12/13/2013: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings -- my open loops -- to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This wee I highlight articles on networking, cleaning car interiors, junk food, uninstalling bloatware on new computers, burnout, productivity hurts, and a great new FREE book on productivity. The post Open Loops 12/13/2013: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along appeared first on

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Should I Buy A House Now or Wait?

Dumb Little Man

Buying a house can be a dream come true or your worst nightmare. There are many factors to consider before you decide you are ready for homeownership.

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7 Hacks to Write Faster

Productivity Bits

Note: This is a guest post from Nicole. If you want to make money as a writer, it pays to not only write well, but fast. This is especially true if you are just starting out and working your way up from low paying, flat rate gigs. To make these gigs worthwhile, you need to be able to write efficiently — otherwise you’ll be living the stereotypical writer’s life, subsisting on a dismal hourly rate.

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Where can you find the 12 Deals of Christmas?

Office Dynamics

We brought back the 12 Deals of Christmas. It''s a great way to close out the year and get you some great deals on products you might be purchasing for yourself or everyone in your office. Here''s an easy place to find all the deals and dates offered this month.

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If I Was vs. If I Were

Daily Writing Tips

In 1964, when Sheldon Harnick wrote the lyrics for the musical Fiddler on the Roof , he had the poverty-stricken Russian milkman Tevye sing “If I were a rich man.”. In 1992, affluent rock star Bon Jovi sang “If I was your mother,” but then in 2008, Beyoncé sang “If I were a boy.”.

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Is My Personal Data Safe From Identity Thieves?

Dumb Little Man

In order to learn how to prevent identity theft , it is important to first understand exactly "what is identity theft?"

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How to Do Surveys for Your B2B Demand Generation Strategy?

Small Business CEO

These days, B2B marketing is experiencing dramatic change. The marketing experts are finding themselves under enormous pressure to convey results and validate important program and head-counts investments.

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