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Live Life to Its Fullest: 39 Ways to Live and Not Merely Exist

Dumb Little Man

“The proper function of man is to live – not to exist.” ” – Jack London. Too often we go through life on autopilot, going through the motions and having each day pass like the one before it. That’s fine and comfortable but not until you have gone through another year without having done anything or having really lived life. Or when you have reached old age and looked back on life with regrets. Honestly, none of that is fine.

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Chiasmus: When Words Mirror Each Other in a Sentence

Office Dynamics

Using figures of speech in our business writing makes it fun for us and entertaining for our readers. Truly my favorite figure of speech is the chiasmus (ky-AZ-mus). That’s when words in a sentence mirror each other. Politicians have made them famous (e.g., Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy). Experts have made them accessible and even popular (e.g.,

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Switching To Deliberate Living

Simple Productivity Blog

Someone asked me recently why I have made this switch to deliberate living. He said it seemed like over-thinking and too much structure; why not just go with the flow? It’s been brought home to me that none of us live forever and we have limited time on this earth. I don’t want to look back at my life and realize I accomplished nothing because I frittered away my time on social media or pointless tasks or projects that were thrust upon me by others.

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How to Write a Joke

Daily Writing Tips

Like any short form of writing, creating jokes teaches how to use a few words effectively. In this article, I will give examples of jokes and I will (shudder) explain them too. I know, you shouldn’t explain your jokes, but this helps us talk about them. Good jokes are often: Incongruous – This is the central feature of humor. That is, something that is funny is also surprising.

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9 Immediate Tips To Stay Focused on Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

Honestly, do you still remember the new year’s resolutions you set at the beginning of this year? How are you faring in them right now? If you’re like most people, chances are you’ve long abandoned those goals. Some of you may not even recall the goals you have set and that’s really unfortunate. Goal setting works and it has never failed anyone. The only reason why goals would stop working is because the person who has set them chose to give up on them mid-way.

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3 Ways to Deal With a "Never Wrong" Co-Worker

On The Job

There are several annoying types of people at work, from the gossiper to the chronic procrastinator to the whiner. Today, let's talk about the person who is never wrong. This type of person really is pretty self explanatory -- he would rather cut off a toe than admit he's wrong. He bulldozes through everyone else to get what he wants, not caring if someone else has an opinion or better idea.

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Building Credibility When You’re Small – 4 Tips

Small Business CEO

It’s never easy building a strong reputation for your small business, but the Digital Age has certainly made things easier than they used to be. In fact, if you know how to leverage the right methods, there’s absolutely no reason your small business can’t enjoy just as much credibility as your much bigger competitors do. 4 Ways to Become More Credible Than Your Larger Competitors. The online age has made it easier than ever to build a presence and market your services and products to customers.

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How To Make 2019 Your Year For Fitness

Dumb Little Man

I’m not the biggest believer in New Year’s resolutions because I feel self-improvement should be a year-long affair. If you’ve been resisting making necessary changes, it’s hard to believe you’ll follow through just because you’re inspired by a clean slate, chronologically speaking. Looking at history, though, it seems to be human nature to view the New Year as an opportunity to move past old limitations and into better habits.

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How to Work for More Than One Boss -- and Stay Sane

On The Job

Many workers now have multiple bosses – the one who heads a specific project, the one who oversees a department or the one who works in another country. But conflicting requests and competing deadlines can make working for multiple bosses a real challenge. Part of the problem is that different bosses can have different management styles. One may like in-person updates while another prefers to use online apps to track project completions.

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Functionality and Looks: How Important Is It to Preserve Aesthetics in Machine Design?

Small Business CEO

Ever since the Industrial Revolution integrated functionality with design and production, the world has changed at an incredibly fast pace. Products that were once expensive, time-consuming, and cumbersome to create have become efficiently and cheaply mass-produced, making them more popular and widely distributed. But just how far does machine design take away from aesthetics? In many cheaply made, mass-produced products, beauty and durability are sacrificed for cost.

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How to Take Care of Your Garden in Winter

Dumb Little Man

Don’t let the winter ruin the beauty of your garden. Take care of it using the tips you can read in the following section. Maintaining your garden in this cold season, after all, can also prepare it for when spring and summer come. So, if you’re ready, let’s begin highlighting the things you can do to maintain your winter garden. Removing spent plants. Cleaning up finished and rotting plants is one of the best ways to keep your garden healthy in the winter.

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5 Features to Achieve a Peaceful Home

Dumb Little Man

Your home should be a serene and peaceful place, but getting to that point is often easier said than done. Turning your home into a haven of peace and comfort takes some work, but it can also work wonders for your mental health. Fortunately, there are a few relatively easy relaxing home decorating ideas you can try. Check them out below: Plenty of Plants. Bringing a few plants into your home can lead to massive mental benefits.

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10 Characteristics of A Good Friend

Dumb Little Man

It’s easy to say that you’re a good friend. Proving that, however, can be quite difficult. You can go and ask your friends if you’re being a good friend or you can just sit down and assess yourself. If you choose the latter, here are 10 characteristics you should be possessing. You do not solve the problem of your friend, you help to solve. When we have a problem, we immediately ask for help from friends. Some may help, others do not.

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10 Small But Crucial Things You Have To Pay Attention To While Learning German

Dumb Little Man

The German language is getting more and more popular among enthusiastic language learners all over the world. People learn it for different reasons — work opportunities, hobby, family relations, etc. Whatever your reason is, we salute your decision to become richer by learning a new language. If you decided to learn German, you’ve probably heard it’s not the world’s easiest language.

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10 Holiday Scams and How to Avoid Them

Dumb Little Man

The holidays are such a joyful time. People are more giving, family and friends are throwing parties, and everyone is merry. But it’s also a time when people are more distracted — and criminals are ready to take advantage. Here are 10 ways you can detect and avoid holiday scams. Holiday Phishing. Pay attention to the emails you receive from major businesses like FedEx, Apple or Amazon.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Asking for A Raise

Dumb Little Man

When you ask for a pay raise, the answer to this question is quite simple; it will either be a “yes” or a “no”. There is nothing in between. Despite that, however, you shouldn’t take it lightly. A proper plan and strategy are necessary when it comes to the pay raise issue. Let’s take a good look at some of the dos and don’ts of asking for a raise. The Don’ts. Let’s start with the Don’ts part first.

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Can You Robot-Proof Your Career?

Dumb Little Man

Welcome to an automated future. Just this year, Amazon opened a totally cashier-less grocery store, the first of its kind. While Amazon certainly has no lack for employee talent with over 500,000 employees on the payroll, Amazon Go is a working experiment on the impact of automation on employment. Automation Is The Future. Amazon’s grocery store gives us a glimpse into the future in which we see unmatched productivity and profit.

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6 Tips to Negotiate on A Car Loan

Small Business CEO

If you want to buy a car, but don’t have cash, you can always apply for a car dealer financing. But you should be prepared for a never-ending sales pitch from the salesman and the finance manager. Speaking of preparation, here are six tips that can help you significantly: 1. Don’t Make Decisions Based on Your Emotions. A lot of emotions can be involved in buying a car. You may find it difficult to leave the car once you’ve gone out for a test drive.

Fact Or Faux? Myths About Coworking

Small Business CEO

When perusing coworking sites online, it is very easy to assume that the coworking space is one of fun and frivolity. Images of professionals standing around an after-hours cocktail bar or chatting amicably around a conference table can give the impression that coworking is a big scene. This is just one of the major misconceptions about the popular office format, which has already taken traction in places like Wellington and Auckland.

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