Sat.Feb 08, 2014 - Fri.Feb 14, 2014

The Happiness Diet: 5 Food Habits That Can Reverse Depression and Actually Make You Happier

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that just a few surprising dietary tweaks can boost your happiness, and help speed up recovery from depression? The number of people on antidepressants is startling. And when you look at the stats, almost 25% of women and 15% of men in their 40s and 50s are on antidepressants.

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Want To Know The Fastest Way To Grow Your List?

Office Organization Success

The answer is telesummits! Telesummits are hands down one of the fastest ways to grow your subscriber list in a very short amount of time – this is why they’re such a popular online marketing strategy. Sounds great in theory, right? But the reality of it is that it’s a lot of work to pull off.

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A bespoke travel provider that really gets to know your boss

Practically Perfect PA

Running personal errands for our managers is nothing new. Most assistants see this as part of their role and will happily pick up the dry cleaning, arrange dentist appointments and liaise with the nanny to get the manager to the kid’s school play on time.

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The Existential Anxiety of Freelancing

Small Business Labs

What Musicians Teach Us About The Challenges of Being Your Own Boss is a fascinating article that covers a topic that hasn't gotten much attention - the existential anxiety of being self-employed. 

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Why Self-Confidence Should Be Your Top Goal This Year

Dumb Little Man

Did you set any goals or make any resolutions for the year? How are they working out for you so far? Are you on track? Or have you already fallen short or abandoned your goal completely? If that's the case, you aren't alone.

The Home-Office Deduction: IRS Offers New, Simplified Option

The Solopreneur Life

I ’ve never taken the home-office deduction, because it’s so difficult to calculate. I might have to reconsider. The Internal Revenue Service has announced a simplified, alternative method for determing the amount of expenses you can deduct for a qualified business use of a home.

How to Fall In Love With Your Job (Again)

Eat Your Career

It’s that time of year again where love is in the air. I know most people don’t use the word “love” very often when discussing their work, but I think we should change that. So today, in honor of V-day, I’d like to share a few tips to help you fall in love with your job…again. Why do I say “again”?

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Debit vs. Credit: Which Should You Use To Be Better Protected Against Identity Theft and Hackers?

Dumb Little Man

Were you one of the many Target shoppers whose credit or debit cards got hacked? I was. And so were 110 million others.

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How I Made My First $10,000: Treg Stark

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “How I Made My First $10,000,” a new, ongoing feature that gives all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs hit the challenging $10k milestone. If you would like to be the “How I Made My First $10,000,” please send me an email. Name of solopreneur: Treg Stark. Treg Stark.

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How to keep your career passion burning

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. How do assistants keep their career passion burning when we have certain tasks that can be quite monotonous? When we don’t quite get the recognition we deserve and our job is one of the hardest out there? Well I think we might have to take our career passion in our own hands! Here are my essential top ten tips for keeping your career passion burning (if you are reading this via email click here ).

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Gorgeous guy fails to land second date

The Small Business Blog

Arriving at the station the other morning I overheard a conversation between two young women. It went something like this: First woman “How did your hot date go with that good looking guy?” Second woman “You know what, it was OK.

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10 Creative Gifts for Your Valentine

Dumb Little Man

Candy and flowers make nice Valentine’s Day gifts the first year or two a couple is together, but after a while, this routine gets a bit old.

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Prepare for the Arrival of Your Transcendent Idea

The Solopreneur Life

T his is taken from Larry Keltto’s latest e-book, “Threadbare to Billionaire: J.K. Rowling’s Solopreneurial Magic and How You Can Use It to Spark Your Business.” ” Click here to learn more and to order. The e-book is free for paid subscribers to

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Major League Baseball to Use iBeacon

Small Business Labs

According to Mac Rumors , "major league baseball Major League Baseball will begin rolling out thousands of iBeacons in ballparks around the country" They go on to say MLB hopes to have 20 ballparks iBeacon enabled by opening day.

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Top 5 Tips for Reacting to Failure

The Small Business Blog

Failure is almost certainly to be part and parcel of your experience running a business.

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How Not To Make A Drastic Mistake You Will Regret

Dumb Little Man

Late last night I discovered my dishwasher was completely flooded… An irritating hassle I can live without, but honestly it’s a luxury that I’ve got rather used to.

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Open Loops 2/14/2014: 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.

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Men Without Jobs

Small Business Labs

The Wall Street Journal's More Men in Prime Working Age Don't Have Jobs covers a topic we've been following for some time - the decline in workforce participation by men aged 25-54.  Key quote: In the early 1970s, just 6% of American men ages 25 to 54 were without jobs. By late 2007, it was 13%. In 2009, during the worst of the recession, nearly 20% didn't have jobs. Although

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Project Works Still Goes On…

Office Organization Success

Another week blighted by snow; another snow day and two-hour delay <sigh> I heard on the news earlier in the week that one day winter will be over and spring will be here! Still, the weather hasn’t put a dampener on me helping out my clients! I’ve worked on: >> Setting up a teleclass campaign in Infusionsoft. >> >> Creating a workshop and registration page, plus all the back office systems in Infusionsoft. >>

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Understand the Emotional Effect

Dumb Little Man

Recently a reader contacted me for advice. He was in a position he didn't like and needed a positive outlook. I gave him tips he to improve his outlook and his current practices, but it caused me to think about our emotions and how they affect our decisions.

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When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything…

Simple Productivity Blog

Over the last week, I have hit a particular slump in wanting to get anything done. As in not wanting to do anything. No desire. No motivation. Zilch. There are a whole bunch of things that I wanted to get done when I did the weekly planning.but I haven''t had the motivation to carry anything forward. So what can you do when you don''t feel like doing anything? The post When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything… appeared first on

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Don't Tell Me What to be Happy About!

Virtual Moxie

In the middle of an interview with a prospective client, Jean knew she didn’t want to work with him. She waited for a break in the conversation and gently gave him the news. He said, snidely, “Young woman, you should be happy to get the work from me!”. You should be happy to get the work…as long as it’s work you want to be doing, for a client you wish to work with.

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How To Use Evernote To Store And Organize Your Ideas


I write for a lot of different sites and I write for a lot of different projects (books, etc.).

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New Year’s Resolutions Long Abandoned? There’s Still Hope!

Dumb Little Man

So how long ago did you abandon your New Year’s resolutions? Day 1? Week 3? Or are you one of the 8 percent, according to Forbes magazine , who manage to stick to your goals in the long term? Here's a better solution: project those failed resolutions onto your dog. Read more ».

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Get social for Valentine’s Day

The Small Business Blog

We all know that social media is important for small businesses, but are you really sure how much impact your social strategy is having? If you needed to make changes to your social media strategy would you even know where to start? Those looking for a bit of help with their social media should enter… Read the full article here: Get social for Valentine’s Day on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Events forum of private business FPB Social Media

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Reducing Your Inputs: Introduction

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things about modern life is we have way more information coming at us than people in any other time. The only way to keep from being sucked under is to reduce the inputs that we have flying at us. David Allen recommends reducing the inboxes. Since Getting Things Done was written, I think there are even more inboxes coming at us. The post Reducing Your Inputs: Introduction appeared first on

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My iPhone Screens, Explained


I recently posted a photo of my iPhone 4S home screen on Facebook and Twitter, and people started asking about why certain apps had a home there. Rather than try to explain it over social media, I decided I''d write a post about it.

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Do you believe in ‘never give up’?

Men With Pens

It''s a shame that giving up is often seen as reproachable, even shameful. We''re infused with the message that stopping what you''ve started is a bad thing to do. People are encouraged to see it through, no matter how hard, tough, difficult or complicated the situation.

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Leadership – Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“A leader is one who ventures and takes the risks of going out ahead to show the way and whom others follow, voluntarily, because they are persuaded that the leader’s path is the right one – for them, probably better than they could devise for themselves.” ” – Robert Greenleaf (1904-90) US director of Management Research… Read the full article here: Leadership – Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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New Productivity Forms: February 2014

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things I wanted to do this year is to release productivity forms more often. Fun tools make me more productive). This month: chocolates. The post New Productivity Forms: February 2014 appeared first on More great content can be found on the site at, or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( ). Blog Business expire

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Delegation Skills – The Difference Between a Good Manager and a Great One

Small Business CEO

Of all the skills you’ll use as a manager, delegation is one of the most valuable. It’s also one of the most underused and underdeveloped management skills.

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Try to vs. Try and

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, Would you consider a post on the difference between “try and [do something]” and “try to [do something]? [.] I hear and read more people using “try and [do something]” but that doesn’t seem as logical as “try to [do something].

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Give Your Mind Fallow Time


The following is a guest post by Anabelle Fournier. Anabelle is a web copywriter and a blogger at Writing in my Head , where she mostly explores the writing life, sometimes reviews books and maybe experiments with themes a little too much. She’s still looking for the perfect work-life balance but has perfected the art of using her cat as a reason to take a break.

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Sponsor Post, February 2014

Simple Productivity Blog

In February, as always, my sponsors are those whose products I love and use. The post Sponsor Post, February 2014 appeared first on More great content can be found on the site at, or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( ). Blog Business

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Welcome Spring with a Spectacular Office Party

Small Business CEO

As winter winds its way down, so does office morale. Cold weather, short daylight hours and frayed tempers can all take their toll on everyone in the office.

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Animal Adjectives

Daily Writing Tips

Most writers are familiar with the animal adjectives canine and feline used to refer to dogs and cats, but they may not be aware of numerous others they could use in writing about both animals and people.

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How to Determine Who to Trust at Work

45 Things

Do you trust your co-workers? Do you trust your boss? Does anyone at work trust you? These are questions we may not ask ourselves consciously, but they are key in determining success in our careers. "I

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