Sat.Mar 26, 2016 - Fri.Apr 01, 2016

Top 6 Reasons to Buy Her Flowers, and What Every Man Should Know

Dumb Little Man

Despite the common belief that women are very complicated creatures, it’s the smallest acts of giving – like the right bunch of flowers – that can make even the most intricate female melt. It’s a simple, thoughtful and loving deed that can brighten up your boo’s world in a matter of seconds.

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How to create an assistant handbook

Practically Perfect PA

2016 201

New Resource for College Instructors

Business Writing

I'm pleased to announce a complete new communications curriculum for college instructors. The curriculum works as a standalone course or as a supplement to business writing classes. The course, Business Writing That Builds Relationships, developed out of my long-standing interest.

2016 130

Eco Domain Names Are Finally Coming This Year

Eco-Office Gals

The fight to bring.ECO domains to the general public began as far back as 2009 when Al Gore, the former US vice president, backed the efforts of the company Dot Eco LLC to allow ecologically friendly businesses to enjoy the new TLD.

2016 130

8 Reasons why travel should be a part of your life

Dumb Little Man

There was a time when the only routine I could think to do on a weekend was sleep, eat and repeat. After working like a slave all week, it’s quite natural to think like that, isn’t it? But did it help me feel refreshed on the next Monday?

2016 207

Technology of the week: Subject Line

Practically Perfect PA

What is Subject Line? Subject Line is a free tool that will test email subject headers for what can only be described as attention grabbiness (yes I have just made that word up). It is also a great online resource for anyone that writes marketing emails with lots of helpful blogs and tips.

2016 149

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Simple Productivity Blog

Missions

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More Trending

How to Live a Frugal Life and Get Rich

Dumb Little Man

Let’s face it, we’ve been breaking our backs at work every day just so that we can afford a good lifestyle and fulfill the needs of our families.

2016 203

Small and Independent Brewers Continue to Gain Share

Small Business Labs

According to the Brewers Association , small and independent craft brewers continued to gain share on beer industry giants in 2015. Key quote from their press release: In 2015, craft brewers produced 24.5

2016 151

Why This Blog-a-Thon Will Change Your Career

Office Dynamics

Welcome to April, a month that can change your career if you’re an administrative professional. We love this time of year, it’s time to shine the spotlight on our favorite office professional, you, the assistant.

2016 148

Do You Speak "Spinglish"?

On The Job

Ever heard of "Spinglish"? It's a term used to describe the jargon often used to conceal the real meaning of what is happening. For example, companies don't lay off workers. They "rightsize" the organization or there is a "synery-related headcount restructuring." Even workers do it.

2016 151

20 Best Love Quotes to Inspire your Love

Dumb Little Man

Here is a short collection of 20 love quotes which will inspire you to express your love. Love is probably the best feeling that does not depend on any outward beauty.

2016 201

He's a User. You're a Fool.

Virtual Moxie

I’m a fan of Dan Savage , a brilliant author and sex-advice columnist. He’s smart, and incredibly fun to read. Late last week I was reminded of an old column of his that clearly impacted me (when I say old, I mean I must have read it three-or-more years ago, so remembering it means something).

2016 148

Leading Administrative Training Company Donates Program to Deserving Organizations

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International awarded two organizations its Star Achievement Series ® training program (Level 1) in support of Administrative Professionals.

Tesla's Auto Pilot and Underground Self-Driving Cars

Small Business Labs

I had the opportunity to experience Tesla's self-driving auto pilot mode in their new Model X SUV. It's very cool and the car really does drive itself. While in auto pilot mode the human driver doesn't need to have their hands on the steering wheel or touch the pedals. 

2016 130

10 Rules for Fighting Fair with Your Partner

Dumb Little Man

10 Rules for Fighting Fair with Your Partner Disagreements are a part of every relationship. Anytime you spend endless waking hours with another individual there is bound to be some friction.

2016 196

How to become a Type-A maniacal entrepreneur 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Ever hung out with a true maniacal genius of an entrepreneur? I’m talking about the type of person who seems to have an inhuman ability to focus. They have shitty work/life balance. They’ve never heard of lifestyle design. They sometimes forget to eat while working.

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Home office clutter management

Clutter Coach

by If you’re not lucky enough to have a separate room for your home office , you’ll make do on the dining table, or setting up a desk in a corner of the living room. This poses a special challenge because any clutter you leave on your desk is also now in the common living area for all to see. If you live with others this can be, well, a problem. A former client of mine had her desk in what would’ve been the kitchen dining nook.

A Watershed Moment for External Talent Platforms

Small Business Labs

The Harvard Business Review's How PwC and The Washington Post Are Finding and Hiring External Talent  covers the growing use of external talent platforms by corporations. Emergent Research Managing Partner Carolyn Ockels and I co-authored this article. We've covered PwC's Talent Exchange in the past , so I won't go into detail again here. But the HBR article expands on a topic we haven't covered in-depth.

2016 100

6 Astonishing Alternatives to a Gym Membership to Get Fit

Dumb Little Man

Let it be said, at least starting out, that there is nothing wrong with a gym membership. If you have the cash to shell out and the willpower and self-discipline to keep the routine going and not waste your subscription, then by all means do get a gym membership.

2016 184

Testing Isn’t Only for the Technical Team: The Tests Your Business Needs to Be Doing

Small Business CEO

Frequently, when we talk about testing, we are talking about tests done by a dedicated testing team. More recently, development have also had to think about developer testing.

2016 76

Christine Arylo on self love, success and clutter

Clutter Coach

Creating an organized space makes it easier for you to lay your hands on the things you need and helps you be more effective because you now have time for the important stuff. It's also an essential part of taking care of the most valuable person in your life, yourself.

2016 100

7 Redundant Adjectives

Daily Writing Tips

Redundancies abound in everyday speech: phrases that say the same thing twice. For example, two of the most common expressions that include a redundant adjective are “free gift” and “closed fist”: Credit cards offer free gifts to new cardholders. .

2016 76

You Need Self Awareness For These 3 Important Reasons

Dumb Little Man

Ever heard the saying – What you don’t know won’t hurt you? Well, that’s both false and misleading. In reality, what you don’t know will hurt you. What if a kid growing up and being raised by his or her parents isn’t taught to look left and right when crossing a road?

2016 184

How Your Business Can Go Global (And Why It Should Go Micro-multinational)

Small Business CEO

With the internet levelling the playing field for how far a company’s reach can extend, more businesses than ever are able to go global without relocating or losing capital in the process.

2016 75

Nag Me, Please

Clutter Coach

by Nagging is just another form of reminding, isn’t it? How you feel about the subject dictates whether you think of a reminder as a nag or as a helpful productivity tool. There are lots of ways to nag yourself; put books by the door that you have to kick out of the way if you’re not going to pick them up (and return them to the library), stick Post-Its on the mirror where they block your view, leave things out where they’ll visually bug you till you do something about them.

2016 100

5 Types of Hyphenation Errors with Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

Mistaken insertion or omission of hyphens in phrasal adjectives that involve quantities is a common error. The following sentences illustrate several types of incorrect usage to avoid. In his most successful season, he made 13-of-16 field goals.

2016 67

Can a Holiday Gift Affect Employee Performance? You Bet!

Dumb Little Man

A bottle of wine for someone who hates wine; a ham for an employee who is Jewish; peanut butter cookies to the employee who is allergic to peanuts; another coffee mug with the company logo.

2016 179

3 Reasons You Need to Make Sure Your Business Website is Secure

Small Business CEO

When was the last time you checked to see that your business website was secure? Security is often undervalued by companies when it comes to their sites design. However, it can have serious consequences if your site is hacked into.

2016 74

Racing Against Time

Clutter Coach

by "Try as you will, you get behind in the race, in spite of yourself. It's an incessant strain to keep pace… And still you lose ground. Science empties its discoveries on you so fast that you stagger beneath them in hopeless bewilderment… Everything is high pressure. Human nature can't endure much more." " A quotation from last week's newspaper? This ran in the Atlantic Journal on June 16, 1833. The moral of the story is that the speed of life constantly accelerates.

2016 100

Usage Mistakes #1

Daily Writing Tips

The sentences below illustrate various types of mistakes in wording born from (not “borne out of”) ignorance or carelessness. All the progress we have made to educate people about the hazards of smoking may be for not.

2016 64

12 Interesting Facts About Male Sexuality

Dumb Little Man

You think you know all about manhood? Let’s see, did you know that… 1. Testosterone levels increase during sleep and decrease during waking hours.

2016 179

4 Tips to Keep Your Small Business Employees Happy and Productive

Small Business CEO

Most startups and small businesses fold within their first two years. And with that in mind, it makes sense that employee productivity can feel like one of the many metrics which can make or break your business.

2016 68

Time Management is You Management

Clutter Coach

by Here are some helpful hints from Jan Hayner for managing your time , courtesy of the Clutter Control Freak Blog (sponsored by Stacks and Stacks , which has some fab organizing products). These hints are especially helpful for those of you who have a hard time saying no. This means scheduling things during lunch so that you have no break time (not to mention no lunch) and otherwise feeling compelled to fill up your entire schedule with requests from others.

3 Ways to Power Through Your Email Inbox

Productivityist

Email is a terrible place to spend the majority of your time. Don’t get me wrong – email is a fantastic tool for communication. The problem is when we keep connected to it to the point where we don’t disconnect enough to do the other aspects of our work. I know that email is part of what we need to do every day, but it isn’t the only thing we need to do. And it certainly shouldn’t pull us from the important work we need to focus on.

2016 63

5 Gift Ideas for your Girlfriend that will thoroughly concrete your affection in 2016

Dumb Little Man

Gifting or giving never goes out of fashion. Gifting is best done without a season, occasion or reason—especially when it is for your girlfriend. So, 2016 is nearly one-quarter overwith and you still haven’t made it to the next level with your girlfriend?

2016 167

45 Idioms About the Number One

Daily Writing Tips

English is replete with idiomatic expressions featuring numerical values, including dozens pertaining to the number one alone. Here’s a list of most (if not all) of the idioms in the latter category. all in one breath : said of something spoken excitedly without pause. all in one piece : safely.

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