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How to Plan a Simple Engagement Party On a Budget

Dumb Little Man

Throwing an epic party doesn’t have to mean emptying your bank account. After all, it should be about creating lasting memories and not the amount of money you and your partner spend. To plan the most awesome engagement party on a budget, here are some tricks you might want to try. Use Candles.

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53 Million Americans are part of the Low Wage Workforce

Small Business Labs

Brookings' Meet the Low Wage Workforce reports that 53 million Americans, or about 44% of all workers aged 18-64, have low-wage jobs. According to Brookings, the national average for a low-wage job is one that pays $16.03 per hour or less.    The low-wage level is adjusted using city-level cost of living data.    For example, a job paying $20.02 in high-cost San Jose, California is considered low wage while one paying $13 in low-cost areas of the country isn't.

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Quick Tips for Businesses Installing Solar Panels

Eco-Office Gals

Business owners are always looking for new ways to go green and reduce their carbon footprint. Adding solar panels to your facility — provided you work in an area that gets plenty of usable sunlight — can help to offset energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions.

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You Should Be Downsizing Your Images

Tips From T. Marie

Business today is image driven. Photos are key in social media posts, blog posts and for product sales. Smart phones have made taking these needed photos easy, however often the size of these photos is well beyond what is needed. Using images with a large file size can slow down your website dramatically. Sites like Etsy for selling product often have size limits. That means what used to be the domain of a graphic designer needs to be part of a home business owner’s arsenal now.

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5 Ways To Check If Your Children Are Safe Online

Dumb Little Man

The internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, changing how we work, shop, socialize, book appointments, and even eat! Because of this, it’s only natural that your children will want to be online as well. In fact, most of the younger generation will never have known a time without the internet. It’s just as much a part of their lives as television is. But sadly, this doesn’t stop the growing wave of cybercrime and potential threats lurking online.

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California's New Gig Law, AB5, Ignores the Growing Role of Remote Work

Small Business Labs

Business Insider's California is attempting a massive labor experiment that could grow into a disaster for millions of workers outlines some of the many problems with California's new AB5 worker classification law. It's written by a self-employed multimedia journalist based in Los Angeles. He describes a key issue as: "I have an independent business, I don't get paid vacations, and I have to cover my own health insurance. I've made these trade-offs for career flexibility.

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SURROUND yourself with a team of experts to make you and your organization SHINE!

Office Dynamics

A meeting planner by MY definition is the go-to person within an organization – be it corporate, association or otherwise – charged with the responsibility of planning and executing a meeting or special event. Not all people who plan meetings are “meeting planners,” nor do all meeting planners start out their careers as meeting planners.

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How to Not Get Blamed for A Car Accident That Isn’t Your Fault

Dumb Little Man

SMASH! A sound nobody wants to hear while backing out of a parking space — it’s exactly what met my ears as an SUV met the rear passenger side of my car. Though I’d barely been moving, the impact’s volume and force meant this was much more than a fender bender. Unhinged but unhurt, I got out to find a very upset and very remorseful fellow driver. “It It was all my fault,” she said. “I I was in a hurry and didn’t see you.” She was possibly texting and distracted.

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The Online Platform Economy as a Safety Net

Small Business Labs

The JP Morgan Chase Institute recently released a new study, Bridging the Gap: How Families Use the Online Platform Economy to Manage their Cash Flow.    The key finding of the study is "participation in the Online Platform Economy functions as a cash-flow management tool for many families." " In particular, JP Morgan found many use online platform work to supplement their income when they lost a job.

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Don’t List Next Actions

Simple Productivity Blog

It is really easy to get bogged down in the minutiae. We can start thinking of all the steps that need to be done to get a specific result, and lose sight of the end game: the result itself. I find that instead of writing down the next actions, it is better to write down what I am trying to accomplish. The post Don’t List Next Actions appeared first on Laura Earnest. Getting Things Done Productivity

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Braving Burnout: How to Go on When it Feels Like There’s Nowhere to Go


Photo by Marcel Hol from FreeImages. The following post is a guest contribution from Stewart Dunlop. I haven’t taken guest posts in a while but the topic of burnout has come up a lot lately and when Stewart asked if he could write something about for my blog, I jumped at the chance. Stewart is a content guy at Foundr with a passion for writing articles that you will want to read. In his free time, he likes to play football, and read Stephen King.

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An Easy Guide to Food And Wine Pairing

Dumb Little Man

There are no hard and fast rules in pairing food and wine. Nevertheless, it’s easy to get confused about how to create the perfect pairing of food elements with certain wine flavor notes. This easy guide to food and wine pairing will not only give you great wine like those you can purchase online from , but we’ll give you a host of items that pair beautifully with it. Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Meditation Is Like Debugging Spaghetti Code

Brilliantly Better

Now that we have an idea about Buddhist concepts like impermanence or karma, let’s see what meditation is. Somehow predictably, meditation, as a concept, has been very much twisted, transformed and modified in the Western part of the world. I… The post Meditation Is Like Debugging Spaghetti Code appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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What Do You Mean by “Woke”?

Daily Writing Tips

The verb to wake has a long history in English. Its most common meaning today is “to become or cause to become awake.” ” As a verb, woke is a past tense: I woke in the night and could not go back to sleep. Charles woke me in time to catch the early train. The word woke as an adjective—as in the hashtag #staywoke —is a more recent addition to the language.

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Episode 271: THe Seven Longest Yards with Chris Norton


On this episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Chris Norton. Chris is a speaker, author, adoptive & foster parent. He suffered a severe spinal cord injury playing college football. However, seven years later joyfully conquered the challenge of walking his wife, Emily, down the aisle of his wedding. This episode is sponsored by MeetEdgar. I’ve been using MeetEdgar to help me pay greater attention to what I share on social media, when I share it, and how I share it.

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7 Winter Exercise Ideas You Can Do Outdoors

Dumb Little Man

Winter often represents a time of slowing down, celebrating, and breaking down of good habits like exercise routines. To help avoid these things, you may have to get more inventive with your winter workouts to help prevent holiday weight gain. While you can always opt for a good indoor workout —whether inside your home gym or at a commercial gym—here are seven winter exercise ideas you can do outside. Downhill Skiing And Snowboarding.

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The Art Of Not Believing The Lies You’re Telling To Yourself

Brilliantly Better

As you read this, in the back of your mind there is a constant humming and buzzing. You may not be aware of it, as you’re focusing on the screen, reading this very sentence, but it’s there. You may think… The post The Art Of Not Believing The Lies You’re Telling To Yourself appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Relationships & Society

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3 Areas Of SEO Your Business Should Be Giving More Attention To

Small Business CEO

As a modern entrepreneur, you likely already know how important it is to have a strong online presence and that a big part of this is how well you do with your SEO efforts. However, for those who are running small businesses, it can be very challenging to devote enough time, attention, or money to having a solid SEO strategy with everything that you need to take care of for your business.

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My Biggest Mistake as an Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant Breakthrough

My biggest mistake as an executive assistant came within my first year of joining a global pharmaceutical company. Here’s a story of a hard lesson I learned that ended up being a blessing. The blunder wasn’t a technical error, but rather a faulty response in my soft skills when a problem arose.

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How To Choose The Best Vacuum Cleaner For Your Home

Dumb Little Man

If you’re shopping around for a new vacuum cleaner, you’d already know that there are many models and a wide assortment of features. We’ve created this easy checklist that will guide you through the vetting process. Here’s how to choose the best vacuum cleaner for your home and family. Consider the Filter. As you vacuum and suck items from your floor, it goes into either a dust collection bin or into a bag.

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ZenTasktic Update: Steady To The Plan

Brilliantly Better

It’s been almost a month since I announced the relaunch of ZenTasktic, and since then a lot happened. I did my best to cram as many hours into this, and although this felt a bit overwhelming at times (especially when… The post ZenTasktic Update: Steady To The Plan appeared first on Dragos Roua. Business Getting Things Done Productivity and Effectiveness Programming Bits

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Top 3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Insurance (When Providing Company Cars to Employees)

Small Business CEO

A business must have company cars to get employees from one place to another. Those places being the office, client’s houses, or if your employee travels a lot for work. For some businesses, having employees drive many miles a week is necessary, but we forget that driving can be dangerous. Even if the person is an experienced driver, accidents still happen because of the weather, other drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, poor road maintenance, or traffic.

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5 Tips For Parents Who Desperately Want To Follow Their Dreams

Dumb Little Man

Having a kid is hard work — a really hard work. It’s probably the hardest thing my wife and I have ever done. It’s not talked about much. We’re supposed to enjoy having kids, 100% of the time. If we don’t, then we’re bad parents. We’re supposed to entertain them, teach them everything we know, and invest massive amounts of time and energy into them. Having our own dreams? Our own ambitions? Our own desires? Save it for when you’re retired. At least, that’s what we’re told.

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The Top Reasons Why Employees Leave Their Jobs

Dumb Little Man

People quit their jobs for a lot of reasons. They may do it because they are relocating to a new place or they simply want to change careers. According to a Mercer study , a whopping one-third of all the new employees plan on just quitting their job in the next 12 months. This is a huge number and is astronomically way higher than our parents’ or grandparents’ time. The culture, work environment, relationship with co-workers all affect why you do not want to pursue that job anymore.

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The Best Kitchen Gadgets for Healthy Cooking You Should Own

Dumb Little Man

We all know that cooking at home is better for our health than dining out. Considering that a full sit-down meal has 1,200 calories on average, we see the reason why. However, our social media feeds are filled with over-the-top recipes that are just hard to copy, particularly if you aren’t an expert in the kitchen. Staying on track is easy if you stay away from recipes that you know are not good for you and will not make you feel better. It also helps to stock on healthy ingredients.

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5 Scandinavian Lifestyle Hacks We Should All Live By

Dumb Little Man

It’s no secret that the Scandinavian lifestyle has been envied for decades. The Nordic countries are constantly topping the list of happiest countries on the World Happiness Report and their people are often referred to as well-educated, healthy, and content. When we talk about Scandinavia, the word “hygge” most often comes to mind. But, what are some of the other things we can learn from the Scandinavians and Scandinavian habits? Here are 5 reasons why we should incorporate some of their norms.

A Historical Analysis of Headphones

Dumb Little Man

Headphones have become one of the most reproduced tech gadgets in history and our relationship with them will continue to grow as headphones evolve. It’s assumed that Americans generally spend more than 32 hours a week listening to their favorite music. If you do the math, that’s about the same time a person would spend working full time. Considering that, to have a set of headphones handy, regardless of quality, is a given these days.

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Security Risk Management For Enhanced Cybersecurity In SMBs

Small Business CEO

Risk is inherent to all businesses, whether large or small. Unfortunately, there seems to be a greater focus on high-impact criminal activities within large corporations. Since the media focus on large businesses, it is easy to think that your small business is not at risk. However, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are at a higher risk since they do not have the resources to handle data breaches. More importantly, 60% of SMBs go out of business after a cybersecurity breach.

How to Look for the Best Legal Representatives for your Company

Small Business CEO

Every company requires legal counsel at some point. This is why chief legal officers or CLO are often in the C-suite of large companies. Small and mid-sized businesses need legal counsel, as well. This can help them set up company policies and management of said policies to minimize the potential for lawsuits when disputes arise. Legal counsel can guide you in crafting enforceable intellectual property agreements, product warranties and non-disclosure forms.

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How to Value a Small Business for Divorce

Small Business CEO

One of the most challenging aspects of divorce is the division of assets. Depending on the marriage and the assets accumulated during this time, dividing these fairly between spouses may need to involve professionals, especially when it comes to valuing and dividing a business. With the different approaches to valuation and the aspects of a business that they focus on, the outcome of the valuation may differ substantially from method to method.

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10 Ways to Make Extra Money for Christmas

Small Business CEO

So we have officially hit the preparation period for the festive season, and it’s only a matter of time before we start hearing the carols from every corner. Of course no one wants to be left behind, and so everyone is running from every corner trying to get some extra dollars. Savings have never done any better, and people have never worked harder. I’m going to assume that since you are reading this article, you also have some big plans.

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