Sat.Nov 19, 2016 - Fri.Nov 25, 2016

10 Stretches To Do Right Now For Back Pain Relief

Dumb Little Man

Let me guess. You have a niggling pain in your lower back. It’s not painful enough for you to seek medical help, yet it is irritating enough to frustrate you every day. All you want is for it to go away and stop bothering you. The thing is, there is no lack of solutions out there.

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Travel Planning for Others – Putting Yourself in Your Traveler’s Shoes

Practically Perfect PA

Every admin wears many hats: office manager, personal assistant, life coach, travel planner. And each hat requires a different set of skills and a different set of tools.

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Career Success A to Z: Coming Soon!

Eat Your Career

Today, I’m happy to announce a brand new blog series called, “Career Success: A to Z.”. This is a fun project I’ve been thinking about for a while. With the recent re-launch of Eat Your Career, I figured now was a good time to jump in.

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What I Learned From 450 Revolutionary Assistants in Las Vegas

Office Dynamics

When I was asked to speak at the Office Dynamics Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , I was ecstatic. It was the first time my company OfficeTeam was participating in the event.

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7 Surprising Benefits of Coworking Spaces

Dumb Little Man

A co-working space can change a business in profound and positive ways. If you’ve never seen one, it’s a shared office environment that your employees can use for however long is necessary. This concept is really shaking up the corporate world.

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Five Confidence Boosting Steps to Showcasing Your Smarts

Practically Perfect PA

Are you feeling a lack of confidence at work, resulting in you not speaking up or putting yourself forward? Do you worry that you don’t know enough to contribute effectively? Are you concerned that you’ve been put into a box and so won’t be considered when opportunities arise?

Thank You, Friend

Eat Your Career

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Hey, what did you expect? I’m kind of obsessed with food. And trust me, my family knows how to do it right. It’s a day to celebrate the harvest, but also, to give thanks for all we have—and I really do have so much.

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20 Fun Things You Can Do with Family on Thanksgiving

Dumb Little Man

We all know some of the favorite things people like to do on Thanksgiving: watch football, watch The Macy’s Day Parade, and of course taking a nap after gorging on Turkey.

2016 284

Great apps to boost home-office productivity

Productivity Bits

W orking from home is fulfilling for a multitude of reasons, but presents the difficult challenge of remaining focused. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of tools you can use to help supercharge your productivity in your home-office. Here are some great apps that will allow you to reach your potential while working from home. Pocket Have you ever had a lot of work to do, but seen an article posted on Twitter that looks too good to ignore? This is where Pocket kicks in.

Career Success A to Z: A is for Affirmation

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. and we’re off! Career Success A to Z has officially begun! Today, we’re exploring Affirmations.

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How to Improve the Readability of Your Written Message

Office Dynamics

By Barbara McNichol. No matter what you’re writing—a sensitive email, a report, a proposal, even chapters in a book—you aim to make it easy for readers to understand. But how can you ensure what you actually write is what you intended?

2016 130

Flow: Discovering The Secret to High Performance and Happiness

Dumb Little Man

“People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It’s like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.”. Michael Jackson. Have you ever felt the feeling of being fully present and in the moment where everything just connected?

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The Industry Snapshot: The Office of the Future

Practically Perfect PA

Thanks again to everyone who completed the Practically Perfect PA Industry Snapshot survey. We had some really interesting feedback and I want to share some of that with you today.

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How to Optimize Inventory Distribution for an Omnichannel Business

Small Business CEO

The customer is not local anymore – we are all now fully aware of the global opportunity. However, in the pursuit of trying to address our distributed customer, we often forget that our inventory planning needs to be tuned to this new business model.

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Somewhere Between 2.5 million and 59 Million Americans "Work" in the Online Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

We mentioned yesterday that there is a recently formed consensus that the gig economy is large and growing. We also mentioned there is not a consensus as to how big it is or how fast it's growing. This is especially true for the online gig economy.

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11 Ways Parents Can Help Children Do Better In School

Dumb Little Man

Do you dream of your children shining in school? Do you want your kids to do better with schoolwork? You can do your share in helping your children improve their academic performance. Here are some tips you can implement to increase the chances of success in school.

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What’s the Difference Between a Dangling Modifier and a Dangling Participle?

Daily Writing Tips

What, exactly, is dangling in a dangling modifier, and how does it differ from what dangles in a dangling participle? Most important, how does one go about undangling these sentence elements?

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Review: Zen And The Art Of Work

Productivityist

There are several authors out there whose name I find synonymous with quality. There is an assumed level of trust and expectation when I pick up their work. There is also a calming knowledge that, when finished, I will feel enriched. One such author is Kourosh Dini. When I reviewed the second version of Creating Flow with OmniFocus by Kourosh Dini here at Productivityist and I was blown away by the attention to detail and structure of the prose.

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Gig Economy Consensus: It's Big and Growing

Small Business Labs

Based on a review of a variety of recent studies, a consensus has formed that the gig economy is large and growing. Recent studies include, but aren't limited to: Pew Research's Gig Work, Online Selling and Home Sharing found that 24% of adult Americans - that about 59 million people - report earning money from the digital ‘platform economy’ in the past year.

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How Online Blogging Is Influencing Business Trends

Dumb Little Man

Nowadays, online blogging is one of the most useful strategies for attracting traffic and customers. Most businesses take advantage of their blogs in order to leverage their customers and increase their brand awareness. Blogging for business is part of the whole “content marketing” concept.

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Proper Word Order to Enable Parallel Structure

Daily Writing Tips

Sometimes, word order in a sentence does not interfere significantly with comprehension of the sentence, but it does produce an awkward obstacle to clean reading. Here are several flawed sentences that require only a simple transposition of words to become syntactically valid.

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Beat Your Competitors with Video Ads

Small Business CEO

While digital marketing experts are convinced that video advertising is an efficient way of communicating with your current and potential customers, small and mid-sized businesses are still hesitant about it.

2016 83

The Productivityist Podcast: James Sudakow

Productivityist

James Sudakow , author of the book Picking the Low Hanging Fruit, is this episode’s guest and we talk about the language people use in the corporate world. Every organization or group got acronyms, buzzwords, or phrases that is used on a daily basis. On this episode, James and I discuss how these can benefit organizations – but sometimes cause disconnect in communication.

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The 5 Internet Marketing Trends That Will Dominate in 2017

Dumb Little Man

It’s that time of the year again. We gaze into our crystal balls and foresee the future marketing trends of the online milieu (relying on the past successful ones, of course) and hope we are not wrong.

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The Suffix -strophe

Daily Writing Tips

Do the words apostrophe and catastrophe have anything in common besides a couple of syllables? What, if anything, does a punctuation mark have to do with a disaster? The words, taken from Greek, share an element derived from the Greek verb strephein , which means “turn.”

2016 85

Why Is PR So Important For Your Business?

Small Business CEO

The implementation of a successful PR strategy is a very complicated process. PR involves a number of techniques used in other kinds of marketing and this usually confuses many new business owners.

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Udacity Blitz: Bridging the Gap Between Online Education and Work

Small Business Labs

Udacity, an online learning start-up, has launched a new service that connects graduates of their "nanodegree" engineering programs with companies seeking engineering talent. 

2016 52

6 Surprising Remedies That Reverse Hair Loss And Regrow Hair

Dumb Little Man

Hair loss is something that could potentially affect us all. We’re an image conscious bunch, and the last thing we want to happen is to look in the mirror one day and see lock after lock of our glorious hair begin to disappear before our very eyes.

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Building Sentences That Support the Use of “Rather”

Daily Writing Tips

The adverb rather is useful for expressing a correction or counterpoint, but the word is often either incorrectly employed or is employed in a flawed sentence.

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What Every Small Business CEO Should Know about Inventory Management

Small Business CEO

CEOs of small businesses are generally expected to know a lot about running a business. However, there are some, especially the less experienced ones, who may need to get more acquainted with important matters such as inventory management.

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Yes, Introverts Can Be Great Leaders

45 Things

While research shows that more extraverts reach the C-suite, there is growing evidence that introverts can make effective leaders. How introverts can gain the confidence they need to lead their teams effectively and benefit any organization.

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10 Things You Never Knew About Bed Bugs

Dumb Little Man

“ Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the Bed Bugs bite ”,- this age old rhyme may sound cute while tucking your kids into bed at night, but now it has turned out to be a frightening reality.

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Coordinate vs. Noncoordinate Adjectives

Daily Writing Tips

Whether to punctuate between two or more adjectives preceding a noun can be a difficult decision to make. Consider these points next time you are confused about what is appropriate.

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The Best Waste Minimisation Strategies for New Businesses

Small Business CEO

Here is a guide on how a new business can identify ways to reduce waste and create a new strategy for waste minimisation. photo credit: Miran Rijavec / Flickr. Create a strategy to reduce business waste.

2016 74

Are You Ignoring a Toxic Worker?

45 Things

As we approach the holiday season, it's time to think about the Scrooge in your office. Not just the person who is stingy, but the one who is grumpy. Unkind. Unwilling to help others. Flouts rules and regulations. Toxic. Why do these people keep their jobs? One reason may be because bosses don't like to deal with them, so they ignore them. Instead, they focus on superstar workers, telling themselves that the toxic worker is balanced out by all the great employees.

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Five Incredibly Easy ways to Add Sprouts to your Diet

Dumb Little Man

If you love salad bars or oriental foods, you are already familiar with sprouts. There are many different kinds of sprouts. If you made the acquaintance of sprouts in a salad bar, more than likely, you consumed alfalfa sprouts.

2016 276

Style Quiz #6: Parallel Lists

Daily Writing Tips

In this exercise you need to pick the sentence version that correctly uses parallel syntactical structure in providing a list: 1. a) The resulting story was creative, engaging, and used dialogue effectively. b) The resulting story was creative and engaging and used dialogue effectively.

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