Sat.Aug 30, 2014 - Fri.Sep 05, 2014

5 Awesome Things We Can Learn from Children

Dumb Little Man

Children laugh around 300 times a day whereas adults laugh less than 20. That’s quite a difference! Of course, with growing up comes responsibilities and challenges and not all of these make us want to roll about laughing.

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A visit to ExCeL London

Practically Perfect PA

Everyone who works in and around London knows the ExCeL London Exhibition and Conference center. It is a bit of an institution and like most places that seem to be have been around forever most people will associate it with just one thing.

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How I Made My First $10,000: Sebastian Schweyen

The Solopreneur Life

This is “How I Made My First $10,000,” a feature that gives all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs hit the $10k milestone. Click here to read the other “How I Made My First $10,000″ articles. If you would like to be the “How I Made My First $10,000,” please send me an […].

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3D Printing - Still 5 to 10 Years Away For Consumers

Small Business Labs

CNET's 3D Printing Still Years Away for Most Consumers - Gartner covers a report by Gartner that common use of 3D printers by consumers is still 5 to 10 years away.

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How to Meditate When All The Other Techniques Don’t Work

Dumb Little Man

I suffered from GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) for more than 7 years, and the worst part is that I’ve found out about it in the last year. I’ve spent days and weeks of constant worrying and over thinking without realizing that I am “digging my own grave”.

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10 questions to ask a recruitment agent

Practically Perfect PA

I have moved around quite a bit – job wise and city wise – over the years so I have a lot of experience working with recruitment agents. In fact a recruitment agent has found me all of my previous jobs and on the whole my experiences have been mixed.

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3 Ways to Use Techonology to Automate Your Marketing

Office Organization Success

My recent free teleclass on 4 Key Systems made me realize just how much technology there is to understand and how it can really help you automate your online business, especially when it comes to automating your marketing.

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12 Smart Ways to Instantly Lower Your Calorie Intake

Dumb Little Man

Looking to lose weight but don’t want to go on a full blown diet? If so, you aren’t alone. Few people actually like going on a formal diet plan and feeling – at least to some degree – rather restricted.

2014 285

The Great Northern, London

Practically Perfect PA

Pulling up to Great Northern Hotel my cab driver told me that not so long ago the hotel and surrounding area used to be a no-go area referring to the clientele as ladies of the night. Most of Central London has been gentrified for a good few decades now so I wondered how long ago he actually meant.

2014 188

3 Ways to Use Technology to Automate Your Marketing

Office Organization Success

My recent free teleclass on 4 Key Systems made me realize just how much technology there is to understand and how it can really help you automate your online business, especially when it comes to automating your marketing.

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Back to Basics: Get The Most From A Paper Calendar

Simple Productivity Blog

Electronic calendars have a lot of great features: you can take them anywhere, you can share them, and you never run out of room. However, paper calendars have a lot of features that aren''t available on electronic calendars. Today we will look at how to get the most out of a paper calendar.

How to Keep Long-term Focus When You’re Putting Out Fires

Dumb Little Man

Life moves forward, whether you’re on board with the direction or not. If you’re like me, your 20’s was predicated by a lot of fun, a lot of procrastinated growing up and living paycheck to paycheck.

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Should You Be Using a HR Software System in Your Business?

The Small Business Blog

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Women, Seniors Leading Self-Employment Growth in UK & Canada

Small Business Labs

The UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) released a report showing that self-employment in the UK is the highest its been since they started tracking it 40 years ago.   Their data shows the UK has 4.6 million people working for themselves, with 15% of workforce self-employed. This is up from 13% in 2008, and 8.7% in 1975.  They also report that: the number of self-employed aged 65 or older has more than doubled over the past 5 years.

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Make Things Easier With Appliance Timers

Simple Productivity Blog

So many things come with timers these days: coffee makers, televisions, thermostats, and now through wi-fi enabled equipment, anything that plugs in can be set to timer via your phone.

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No More Ass-Kissing!

Virtual Moxie

I''ve recently met several VAs who, used to having to ask permission before taking action in the corporate world, have carried that behavior over into their VA practices. Stop it. Just stop. It''s unattractive in the extreme, and isn''t likely to add one positive thing to your business.

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The history of email

The Small Business Blog

Nowadays, we take email for granted but many people do not know the history of email and how it came to be such an effective and widely-used communication tool.

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Happy Labor Day Weekend

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International has made it easy for you to enjoy your Labor Day weekend and get the sales benefits that come along with the holiday. All of our Online Learning programs are available at 50% off through 9/1/14. Buy now , learn later! Use code: LABORDAY at checkout.

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Are you Doing Important Stuff, or Just Urgent Stuff?

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2009-10-15 17:28:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Urgent sounds important, but it's really not. It may be important to someone else, but your involvement is often just a waste of time. Tasks that are urgent require you to act quickly and that means you don't spend time thinking about whether you should do them. They're also often the result of poor planning (or no planning) and bad time management.

2014 116

Open Loops 9/5/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

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 ego commitments; day jobs preventing us from pursuing our passions; too much planning; podcast managers; and what successful people do on weekends. The post Open Loops 9/5/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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Strategy – Business Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“I believe that you have to understand the economics of a business before you have a strategy, and you have to understand your strategy before you have a structure. If you get these in the wrong order, you will probably fail.” ” – Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Computers It is surprising how often a business… Read the full article here: Strategy – Business Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Quotations Business Quotes business strategy strategy

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A Look at Explora: A Mobile Phone Option for US-Bound Travelers


Every time I go to the US, I face the unenviable task of worrying about how I want to deal with my Canadian cellphone. Do I want to pony up the cash needed to deal with data worry-free during my trip? Do I want to finally settle on getting a phone for US travel only?

2014 106

7 Simple Things About Goal Setting

Brilliantly Better

I used to be a big fan of goal setting. To some extent, I still am. I still value big parts of the entire goal … The post 7 Simple Things About Goal Setting appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Success & Wellness goal setting

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Cash is Not King: Why POS Systems Dominate Asian Retail Markets

Small Business CEO

There was a time when cash was king and everyone shopped in brick and mortar stores. With the advent of technology and the Internet, that is no longer the case, and one area that illustrates this point effectively in the Asian market.

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Confident vs. Confidant

Daily Writing Tips

A reader declares, One of the grammatical errors I’m seeing more and more is confusion between “confident” and “confidant(e)” Could you cover that?

How to Score Productivity Touchdowns During Football Season


I''m a big American football fan. Primarily the NFL, but I''ll watch the CFL and college ball from time to time too.

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Is Your Need to Be "Right" Hurting Your Career?

45 Things

When you were in school, did your teacher instruct you to choose the “wrong” answer on a test? What about at work? Does your boss now tell you to try and make "wrong" decisions?

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3 Useful Tools for Delivering Highly Quality Online Training

Small Business CEO

So, you are most probably a teacher or a trainer if you are reading this and you may want to know how to provide quality training to your students. You will have most likely exhausted Google search options by now and have, fortunately for you, landed here.

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Daily Writing Tips

Clarity of expression is the writer’s goal, but what is clear to the writer may not always be clear to the reader. Ambiguity is the enemy of clarity. ambiguity (noun): the capability of being understood in two or more ways. ambiguous (adjective): admitting more than one possible interpretation.

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APA and MLA Style Guides

Daily Writing Tips

Research is a messy business. Even when the object of the research is as limited as looking for a car or renting a house, materials accumulate: newspaper and magazine clippings, brochures, envelopes and bits of paper with names, prices, phone numbers and dates of availability jotted on them.

2014 97

Amble vs. Ample

Daily Writing Tips

I came across this comment in a review on the Amazon site: I am too stocked up on my own books to be able to accept any books for review at this time as I’d wanted to give amble time reading if I accepted them for an honest review.

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Daily Writing Tips is Now Mobile Friendly

Daily Writing Tips

Over the past month we have been rolling out a new design on Daily Writing Tips. The goal was to make the layout cleaner and to optimize the visualization on mobile devices.

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Insure vs. Ensure

Daily Writing Tips

When in a recent post I used the word insure in a context that had nothing to do with underwriting, more than one reader wrote to chide me for not using the word ensure. I’ll confess. The rule that insure must be used only in the context of indemnifying against loss is one that has never penetrated to my subconscious. I’ve read the rule. I’ve even written about the rule , but I can’t seem to rid myself of the idea that ensure is British spelling for insure.

2014 78

How Leaders Can Keep "No" From Being a Buzz Kill

45 Things

How do you keep people engaged after telling them “no”? That’s often a question with which leaders wrestle, knowing that saying “no” can be demoralizing, and even push employees to start looking for another position if it happens too often.

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Incite, Incentive, Incent, Incentivize

Daily Writing Tips

The first two words in the title, incite and incentive , have been in the language a long time: incite (1483) verb : to urge or spur on. incentive (1475) noun : something that arouses feeling or incites to action. The verbs incent and incentivize are later arrivals that currently offend the sensibilities of many speakers: Some neologisms deserve to be throttled, wrapped up in black plastic, and dropped into the deepest crevices of the Marianas Trench as soon as they are created.

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