Sat.Jun 20, 2015 - Fri.Jun 26, 2015

7 ways I Dealt With My Depression

Dumb Little Man

Somewhere in life we all go through the deepest layers of depression. Some survive while others keep drowning from one layer to other. It is very necessary to come out from this phase as it affects not only your mental health as well as makes you physically unfit.

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How to Design an Office that Is Eco-Friendly

Eco-Office Gals

The amount of energy that is used by offices and other types of commercial buildings is staggering. This is why it is vital that the business world commits to energy efficiency. In so doing, they will reduce the tremendous environmental impact they have.

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Millennials Pass Gen X as Largest Generation in the U.S. Workforce

Small Business Labs

Pew Research's Millennials surpass Gen X'ers as the largest generation in the U.S. labor force  reports that in Q1 of 2015 Millennials surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce. The report chart below shows the generational shifts in the U.S.

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5 Tips to Ensure Your Emails Get Opened (and Read)

Office Organization Success

It’s getting harder and harder to get your subscribers to open your emails… Let alone read and act on them! As a result, business owners are seeing plummeting open rates for their email newsletters (ezines) … some email open rates are being reported as low as 8.6%.

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5 Simple Ways to Question Your Life and Your Writing

Dumb Little Man

Do you have a goal on your bucket list that you can’t wait to finish but have no idea where to start? Do you have an email, essay, article or blog post that you have to write but can’t seem to get the right words on the screen? A technique that should work for anyone are the “5W’s”.

2015 285

Taking a mum break

Practically Perfect PA

A close friend of mine is due to welcome her first baby to the world any day soon.

2015 169

How to Make Anyone More Excited About Their Job

On The Job

Brittle. Bureaucratic. These are the terms that Jason Jennings uses to describe the companies that have fallen by the wayside since the Fortune 500 was first published in 1955. In the last 60 years, the majority of those original companies are gone.

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The Reports of the 1099 Economy's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Small Business Labs

If you followed most of last week's news about a ruling by  by the California Labor Commission that a Uber driver was an employee and not a contract worker, you'd think the 1099 economy will soon be dead.    But, of course, it's not. My first thought was to write a long article listing the reasons. But I decided it would be easier to reference the articles already out there that present a balanced view of this decision.

2015 151

The Future of Cloud Computing

The Small Business Blog

Focussing exclusively on cost-savings is no longer sufficient when evaluating the benefits of cloud computing. Although there can be substantial cost savings, it is increasingly important that cloud services support businesses as a whole.

2015 214

3 Keys to Making This Your Best Week Ever

Office Dynamics

Can’t attend the live webinar? Don’t worry! All registered attendees will receive access to the recorded webinar. Three Keys to Making This Your Best Week Ever. Do you ever feel like some kind of 9-1-1 dispatcher for your office?

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Resolve to Clear Away All Bugs on the Windshield of Life

Virtual Moxie

Imagine yourself driving down the road. It's a sunny day, you're listening to great tunes, singing along, and everything's groovy in your world. Just then, a bug lands on your windshield, right in your line of vision. You immediately stop singing and frown.

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WeWork Moves into Coliving

Small Business Labs

Coworking giant WeWork is launching WeLive, a project combining their coworking spaces with dorm-style micro apartments. Here's the description of the Arlington, VA project from the press release : The Crystal City project will be WeWork's first residential building, bringing the same benefits of co-working – shared amenities, a sense of community and opportunities for collaboration – to a residential building.

2015 144

Productivity Tool Overview: Pomodoro

Simple Productivity Blog

I have long believed that true productivity requires a variety of methods. Some days you need to may need to focus on a specific task and power through. Some days you may need to sprint through a bunch of tasks. Some days you may need to focus on your energy.

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Why e-Mail Isn’t Always Your Best Option

Office Dynamics

A White Elephant Called “e-Mail” I’m still digging through my Office Dynamics archives and found this great topic I want to share with you. It is in regards to an article I had read a while back called: E-mail Overload Costs Companies Billions in Lost Productivity.

2015 202

What Incivility at Work Costs All of Us

On The Job

I'd say there's probably more than a few discussions today around the watercooler and via email about mean bosses after a New York Times opinion piece "No Time to Be Nice at Work."

2015 188

Decision vs. Action: A Key Distinction for Success

Eat Your Career

I have a question for you: Three frogs are sitting on a log and one decides to jump off. How many frogs are left? If you answered two, you’re wrong, but don’t sweat it. Most people fall for it. Here’s the thing: One frog decided to jump off the log, but that doesn’t mean he necessarily did anything about it. Decision is not the same thing as action. We often confuse it as such, but deciding to become a millionaire is entirely different from actually doing what it takes to make it happen.

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Networking Is Important For Your Business — And The Follow Up Is Critical

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. Developing a solid plan for marketing and networking takes work, doesn’t it? And then the commitment it takes to carry out that plan sometimes takes even more effort. Hopefully, you do have a plan and you are making that effort because you know how important it is to your business growth. So, what are you doing to follow up with the contacts once you’ve had that initial meeting?

2015 126

Does a Performance Improvement Plan Mean You’re Getting Fired?

Office Dynamics

A post from our friends at The Admin Pro Forum and Business Management Daily has generated a lively discussion with mixed views on whether an employee put on a performance improvement plan is on a slow road to nowhere or if it means opportunity lies ahead with a little effort and a bright outlook.What are your thoughts?

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10 Ways To Cut Your Reading Expenses

Simple Productivity Blog

How much do you spend on reading material every week? Whether it is magazines, newspapers, books or ebooks, costs can add up quickly. Today we are going to look at how to cut your reading expenses. Not only will this give you back your money, but it will also simplify your reading list!

How to Get Out of the House More Quickly in the Morning

Productivity Bits

Even if you love the mornings and bound out of bed as soon as your alarm rings, there’s a good chance your sunrise routine could use some refining. Many people find they feel flustered trying to figure out what they need to bring with them before leaving the house, which results in them getting out the door later than planned. If that sounds familiar, the tips below should help you get ready to go more efficiently. Thank you for subscribing! Please grab my free productivity ebook!

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Decision vs. Action: A Key Distinction for Success

Eat Your Career

I have a question for you: Three frogs are sitting on a log and one decides to jump off. How many frogs are left? If you answered two, you’re wrong, but don’t sweat it. Most people fall for it. Here’s the thing: One frog decided to jump off the log, but that doesn’t mean he necessarily did anything about it. Decision is not the same thing as action. We often confuse it as such, but deciding to become a millionaire is entirely different from actually doing what it takes to make it happen.

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The New Frontier for Business: Work-Life Integration

Office Dynamics

The days of a clear separation between work and home are a thing of the past, and we’re still trying to figure out how to integrate life and work in a healthy way.

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Open Loops 6/26/2015

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on. Checking whether you are getting the Internet speeds you are paying for. Cleaning water bottles.

2015 151

I’m A Night Owl (And Proud Of It)


I am so tired of hearing how early risers are more productive than night owls. That’s not true. Not in my case, anyway. Look, I’m a night owl – and proud of it. Because despite having many say that my sleeping habits make me less likely to achieve, I prove them wrong.

2015 114

Verb Mistakes #7: Four Irregular Past Participles

Daily Writing Tips

It’s difficult to understand how any native English speaker manages to complete eight years of formal education without mastering irregular verb forms. When people who view themselves as writers or entrepreneurs won’t take the trouble to learn them, they stamp themselves as unprofessional.

2015 104

Smart Tax Strategies for Audit-Proofing Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Going through an audit can be nerve-wracking and time-consuming. Most business owners would rather pull their own teeth out than deal with the IRS. Here’s how to survive the ordeal and avoid future audits in the future. Outsource Your Accounting and Tax Work.

2015 97

School Is Done!

Simple Productivity Blog

As of 4pm this afternoon, I am done with my teacher preparation course. My license has been applied for, and I will have a provisional teaching license from the state in about 4 weeks.

2015 151

The Zoomout Chart: How to Stay Present and Motivated


The following is a guest post from Luke Burkey. Luke is a student at Wheaton College and a software entrepreneur looking to solve pressing problems in the staffing industry. You can connect with him on Twitter @luke_burkey or via email.

2015 98

10 Deliberately Misspelled Words

Daily Writing Tips

If all English speakers left school having mastered English spelling conventions, the deliberate misspellings seen in movie titles and various products might not bother me as much as they do. As it is, I dread the effect of the relentless modeling of incorrect spellings in the marketplace.

2015 101

How to take a break from writer’s block

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! How to take a break from writer’s block first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — 2015, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Better Writing

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Why Covering Your Business Vehicles Is Important

Small Business CEO

No matter how good you think you are at fixing vehicles , you and your company will feel much safer having the right cover for all work vans and cars.

2015 95

Tip for Purging Email

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2010-03-09 16:18:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I admit it, there are tons of unattended to emails in my inbox. The vast majority of it is reading. I'll probably never get to it, but I don't mind it being there. The rest is threads about events or plans that needed some back and forth before getting resolved. Just going backwards in time is a slow and unappealing way to find emails to delete.

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Copying Files On, To, or Onto

Daily Writing Tips

Preposition use is not easy to formulate. In this post I will focus on incorrect—or at least ambiguous—uses of on , to , and onto in the context of electronic file transfer. First, some definitions: to : expressing motion directed toward and reaching a place. I took the book to the library.

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Sometime, Sometimes, and Some Time

Daily Writing Tips

A reader questions a friend’s use of sometimes : She will say “I hope we get to see you sometimes.” Is there supposed to be a plural for sometime ? There is an s form of sometime , but it is not a plural. Adverbs don’t have plural forms.

2015 100

Five Ways to Look Up

Daily Writing Tips

ESL learners have a tough row to hoe when they set themselves to learn English idioms. Note: “to have a tough row to hoe” = “to have a difficult task to carry out.”. For example, each of the following sentences contains the verb look and the word up , but each conveys a different thought: 1.

2015 98

Save Money Sourcing a Business Car

Small Business CEO

Having a smart, professional looking vehicle is important for most small businesses. Whether it’s just for visiting clients and potential investors, or a necessary asset for the running of your company (such as gardening and catering businesses), this can be one of the largest expenses.

2015 93

10 Fleshy Words

Daily Writing Tips

Latin words meaning flesh and fleshly ( carnis , carnalis ), have given English several words, some of which refer to human flesh and some to the flesh of animals. carnage noun : a heap of dead bodies, especially of men killed in battle.

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