Sat.Jan 25, 2014 - Fri.Jan 31, 2014

Brain Boosting Foods to Cheer Up Your Bad Mood

Dumb Little Man

There are plenty of reasons that we all get stressed out from time to time, and more often than not, we end up in a bad mood as a result. But what can we do about it? Well there are plenty of ways to cheer up when you're in a bad mood, and none of them are hard to do.

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Are you where you want to be on your career path?

Practically Perfect PA

Research suggests that the role of the PA is constantly evolving. Many of today’s PAs and secretaries are multi-skilled and work in complex roles; one minute being reactive and supportive, the next expected to have a proactive approach in a pressured environment.

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Why People Choose Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

TD Ameritrade did a study late last year on retirement savings and the self-employed.  One of the questions they asked was why people chose self-employment over traditional employment.   The results, which are shown in the chart from the study below, will not surprise regular readers. 

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How to Overcome Stage Fright

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Overcome Stage Fright appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Along with the science behind stage fright. Do you get sweaty palms, weak knees, or heavy arms when speaking in front of an audience? You’re not alone.

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5 Ways To Help You Get Started On Your Most Important Work

Dumb Little Man

Life can feel like a blurred rush sometimes. With hundreds of commitments flying at your everyday it can be hard to make the time to do the things that really matter.

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Why incentive travel works

Practically Perfect PA

Having been established in the incentive travel industry for over a decade now, I can state with confidence that we at First Event have seen it all; events to recognise success, reward achievement, inspire motivation, build relations and give back to communities.

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Which It's Is Correct?

Business Writing

I was looking for a bottle of red wine at my favorite supermarket when I saw the sign below. Which "it''s" is correct? The one in the first line, the third line, both, or neither? If you are not sure. Grammar and Usage Punctuation Pointers

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Fail Your Resolution Already? The Three Reasons Why And What To Do Now

Dumb Little Man

It's about one month into the new year, which means many New Year's Resolutions have already failed. New Year's Resolutions have an 8% success rate, and yet, about 45% of people still made them this year (University of Stanford research).

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Practically Perfect PA visits: The Sofitel Lafayette Square Washington DC

Practically Perfect PA

Stepping into the Sofitel from the rain soaked streets of Washington DC was a lovely experience. The hotel lobby was lit in a warm glow and the door staff gave me an equally warm welcome.

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Blog Posts That Go Viral: Here’s Your Perpetual Source for Fresh, Tested Ideas

The Solopreneur Life

A s I ate my lunch at the kitchen table this afternoon, I read the February 2014 issue of Golf Magazine. Recent issues of Golf Magazine. At least, I thought it was Golf Magazine. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was a cache of blog-post ideas with viral potential, all tested by Time, Inc.

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Profiling People Who Work on Amazon's Mechanical Turk

Small Business Labs

Follow the Crowd's Being a Turker provides some insight into the people who work doing tasks as part of Amazon's Mechanical Turk service. For those not familiar with Mechanical Turk, it's an on demand workforce supplier that lets users contract to get micro-tasks done quickly and cheaply. The micro tasks are called "human intelligence tasks", or HITS.   Most of the HITS are short, repetitive and things computers can't do, but humans can do fairly easily.

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Do You Really Need Self-discipline?

Dumb Little Man

A common concern among people interested in personal development is how to get more self-discipline. What is self-discipline?

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Which events should your boss attend in 2014?

Practically Perfect PA

Every year more and more events take place and understandably attendees are continuing to feel event fatigue; turning up to (at best) average events. Most of our organisations and our managers are continuing to question the return on investment and the value of business events.

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Top 5 Benefits of Cloud for Your Business

The Small Business Blog

“There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.” That’s what Ken Olsen said, back when his company DEC dominated the computer systems industry between 1960 and 1990. But, in the words of the wise proverb, there truly is nothing new under the sun.

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Freelancing: Scary But Fun

Small Business Labs

Every so often we run across an article that really catches the key themes of what we learn in our research on independent workers.   Minnesota Public Radio's  Life as a Freelance Musician: "Scary but a lot of fun"  is such an article. It  It pretty much sums up what we call  the yin and yang of freelancing. Freelancers like the freedom, flexibility and control freelancing provides. They also often tell us it's fun.

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Don’t Freak Out: How You Can Suppress Stress When Meeting VIPs You Admire

Dumb Little Man

Let me ask you a quick question. Does it stress you out to think about meeting your heroes? If you suddenly ran into a very important person you really admired -- I mean someone you really, really admired -- would you be able to have a coherent conversation?

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4 Popular Types of Broadband Internet Connections

Eco-Office Gals

It should come as no surprise that broadband Internet technology is more popular now than ever in the past. Indeed, it helps businesses throughout the world operate on a daily basis and is a huge part of many of our lives now thanks to social media.

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Infographic: Trademark Trolls

The Small Business Blog

A worrying new trend is threatening businesses: the trademark trolls. This is when a “troll” registers trademarks relating to your business in an effort to make money from you.

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Intuit's Small Business Superbowl Ad Finalists

Small Business Labs

Last week Intuit announced the 4 finalists for their Superbowl ad competition. For those first hearing of this, Intuit held a contest for small businesses and the winner gets a TV ad on this week's Superbowl.  How cool is that.   The 4 finalists, which were culled from thousands of submissions are:  Barley Labs ,  of Durham, N.C. Produces all-natural dog treats  GoldieBlox , of Oakland, Calif. –

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10 Ways to Crush Your 2014 Taxes

Dumb Little Man

Tax Season is here, and that means millions of Americans are gathering paperwork, buying tax software and hiring professional help. However, there are several things you can do if you want to get your taxes done quickly, efficiently, and save yourself money.

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Do All The Different Online Business Systems Leave You Confused?

Office Organization Success

I’m back from Dallas … and what a fabulous four days I spent there. This week has also been super-productive too, despite the numerous 2-hour delays that have thrown off my schedule! I finished a big project that I’d been working on for the past year. It’s a great feeling to have finally finished it, but even more rewarding is knowing that it will continue to generate income, which is a great long-term strategy, right? That leaves me free to focus on new things.

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Startup Toolkit

The Small Business Blog

Sometimes getting your startup off the ground is the most difficult step. There are just so many different questions that you need to consider before investing all your time and effort into a business venture. For example: Is there a market for the products or services that you want to provide?

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Is It Worth It to Go Back to School?

On The Job

When people consider ways to get a better job or a boost in salary, one of the things they think about is whether they should go back to school.

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Cellphone vs. Landline – Do You Need Both? How to Save on Your Phone Bills

Dumb Little Man

It’s hard to believe now, but up until about 20 years ago, a wireless phone was a luxury that only the wealthy could afford. Even in the early 1990s, the cellphone was considered to be a frivolous item, while the landline phone was a necessity.

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Your Phone Clutter Is Hurting Your Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

I know I am not the only one who struggles with this, because when I see people looking for information on their phone it seems like they are tapping all over the place as well. My phone is cluttered. I''ll bet your phone is cluttered too. And it''s hurting your productivity. The post Your Phone Clutter Is Hurting Your Productivity appeared first on More great content can be found on the site at,

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Infographic: Holacracy

The Small Business Blog

There are numerous different types of management style and over the years there have been hundreds (if not thousands) of books written about them, with each one usually claiming to be the best. Many of these management styles result in an increase in bureaucracy as a unintended consequence.

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A Perfect Way to Show Someone You Care

Business Writing

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of my father''s death at age 90. Although I miss him, I no longer feel sad every day. My feelings are more fondness and appreciation for him and the man he was. Two days ago. Books Courteous Writing Etiquette Writing Condolences

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How To Remove “No Comments” Link From Front Page in WordPress

The Solopreneur Life

I just spent 90 minutes trying to figure out how to remove the “No Comments” text that appears below the blog posts on my home page that don’t have any comments. I thought you’d like to know how I did it. Warning: I’m not an HTML expert; I’m just showing what worked for me.). Here goes: 1. Find your Themes folder. Find your “index.php” file. Open the “index.php” file and find this line: 4.

2014 121

Why your emotional intelligence will make or break your business success

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

The entrepreneur stereotype has permanently changed. . The old school business archetype is all about smooth talking, pinstripe-suited, cigar smoking, deal brokering, power tycoons.

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What do you need to know about royalty audits in the fashion industry?

The Small Business Blog

When it comes to the world of designer brands, and both High and High Street Fashion, few countries parallel the success of the UK fashion industry.

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Do You Abuse Your Email?

Simple Productivity Blog

Here''s a trick question: what is email for? Email is for sending and receiving email. I am stating the obvious, but I want you to ask yourself: do you abuse your email by doing other things? Today we will look at the types of email abuse, and how to remedy them. The post Do You Abuse Your Email? appeared first on More great content can be found on the site at,

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Why Being Unconfident Isn't a Bad Thing

On The Job

What would the world look like if people had less confidence?

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15 English Words of Indian Origin

Daily Writing Tips

The English language has absorbed words from cultures the world over. The following is a list of some English words whose origins lie in the Hindi, Urdu or Sanskrit languages spoken in India, Pakistan and other countries.

2014 112

Planning – Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“Today, if someone showed me a five-year plan, I’d toss out the pages detailing Years Three, Four and Five as pure fantasy… Anyone who thinks he or she can evaluate business conditions five years from now, flunks.” ” – Mark McCormack, US entrepreneur (1930-2003) Do you agree with McCormack’s statement that business plans lose their effect… Read the full article here: Planning – Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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Open Loops 1/31/2014: 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 week I highlight articles on how to fix crystallized honey, winter driving, shoveling the roof, work lunches by slow cooker, and removing splinters with glue. The post Open Loops 1/31/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along appeared first on More great content can be found on the site at,

2014 147

Kipple is Clutter

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2007-02-26 17:50:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter “Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday’s homeopape. When nobody’s around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, if you go to bed leaving any kipple around your apartment, when you wake up the next morning there’s twice as much of it. It always gets more and more.” “I I see.”

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Adverbs and Hyphens

Daily Writing Tips

A reader pleads, Please, please, please discuss the use of hyphenation (and lack thereof) of adverbs with adjectives. I keep seeing the likes of “newly-minted doctor” or “visually-impaired cat” regularly these days and it makes me crazy! Is it something that’s becoming more acceptable?

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