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

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. Well the purpose of this article is to inspire everyone who reads it to turn off the TV (web, video games) for part of the day and really spend some quality time with your friends and family. You’ll have have fun doing it and you’ll create fun, fond memories. Take a Walk. Pick an enjoyable destination.

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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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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. Every time your manager is heading out of town, it’s time for you to don your travel planner hat, slip into your traveler’s shoes, and equip yourself with your suite of travel planning tools.

2016 160

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.

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. There’s yoga, physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage – a buffet of options for you to choose from. But you just can’t seem to find time to try any of them.

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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. It also turns out there's no consensus on what "work" is, especially, again, in the online gig economy.    Evidence of this comes from recent studies from two highly respected research organizations.

2016 138

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?

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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. Coworking spaces are almost like hotels or rental homes for companies. They can head to one of these facilities to conduct meetings, call clients, and take care of all kinds of other day-to-day operations.

2016 188

Podcast 032: End of the year wrap up

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about some productive tasks you can fit in this week while things are a little dead in anticipation of Thanksgiving. Here are some highlights: I can’t focus on anything important this week. But I can do that some other time! Is this really worth my time? Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

2016 100

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.    The program, called Blitz, provides companies seeking short-term contractors for specific projects access to graduates of Udacity education programs.   Much like a project consulting firm, Udacity bids on the project, puts together projects teams and provides project management services.

2016 100

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. This year, I’m most thankful for all of you. Over the past few weeks, I’ve re-launched Eat Your Career and the reception I’ve gotten is truly inspiring.

2016 100

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? That moment where the mind subsided and the activity felt pure and simply immense? Flow is simply a state of heightened focus and immersion in activities such as art, play or work.

2016 169

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. And in my nearly 20 years around the administrative staffing industry, I had heard only fantastic things about the conference. So did the revolutionary event live up to its billing? Without a doubt.

2016 133

Yes, Introverts Can Be Great Leaders

On The Job

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. Techies are often used to laboring alone, and that suits them just fine.

2016 130

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. Before I get into what they are and how to use them, let’s first discuss why they’re necessary for career success. The human mind is a tricky thing. According to Deepak Chopra, esteemed neuroscientist and philosopher, we have approximately 40,000 to 70,000 distinct thoughts each and every day.

2016 100

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. Remember that miracles don’t happen overnight. You have to be patient and wait to get results after implementing these tips. Make them Realize they have to Learn.

2016 169

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? A modifier is an optional word or phrase that is associated with a noun or noun phrase and provides a further detail about that noun or noun phrase and the sentence in which it appears, such as bright in “She shielded her eyes from the bright light.” Omit bright , and the sentence is still valid.

2016 78

Are You Ignoring a Toxic Worker?

On The Job

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.

2016 122

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. We asked you a few questions regarding the environment you currently find yourself working in and what your offices might look like in the future. Here are some of your thoughts… Has the design of your office changed in the last five years? We are working towards a paperless office within the next two years.

2016 155

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. Let’s take a look at how blogging has certainly influenced business trends nowadays. 1) Influencers: A New Way of Advertising. Have you ever heard of online influencers?

2016 167

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. Each is followed by a discussion and a revision. Foods on the list below should either go into the compost bin or the trash.

2016 73

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? Ignore this question at your peril—no matter how busy you are or how fast you want to advance your projects. When you rush to action, you risk having to redo, revise, and explain. That doesn’t save you time!

2016 100

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.

2016 68

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. If we learned anything from Einstein, it was that everything was relative, but some predictions can be made with a comfortable margin of safety. This year, we witnessed plenty of amazing developments in marketing.

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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.” Apostrophe , meaning “turn from,” alludes to the fact that an apostrophe signals that one or more letters in a word have been omitted, or “turned away.” (The

2016 68

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. Is the goal of this article to convince you to buy warehouses in multiple cities/countries? Not really. We’re here to discuss and evaluate models and figure out what kind of model works best for each context.

2016 81

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.

2016 53

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. It can come in many different forms: bald patches, receding hair lines, and general thinning of the hair. Hopefully it’s just one of these issues and not several of them combined.

2016 166

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. The following sentences include an error directly or indirectly related to use of rather ; discussion and revision demonstrate correct usage. The Department of Justice isn’t as concerned with outright dismissal, but rather ensuring that the punishment fits the crime.

2016 63

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. This is mostly because of the lack of credible information about this great platform of advertising. This guide is aimed to providing this vital information, which can help you reach the digital marketing goals of your business effectively and beat your competitors with video ads.

2016 64

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. These pesky tiny insects that feed on human blood have made a comeback and are very common than ever before. We need to get more educated and vigilant and learn everything thing we can to defend against them and in worst case scenario, prevent a bed bug infestation in our homes.

2016 165

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. If your exposure was during a Chinese dinner, then you’ve had mung bean sprouts.

2016 165

20 Excellent Reasons To Join A Yoga School

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever wanted to join a yoga school? There can be many different reasons why someone would register to a yoga institute. Their reasons may be different and personal in nature but a yoga teacher training should always be thought of as an inward journey. There are a number of benefits and reasons to take part in a yoga course at a yoga school. I thought I’d write a few down. * You learn proper alignment of poses. Every person learns differently.

2016 164

Why Is Turmeric The Best For Kidney Health?

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that turmeric is amazing for kidney health? One of the most challenging failures when it comes to the body is kidney failure and this explains why you come with two. The kidneys are your body’s garbage disposal unit. Having two kidneys allows your body to have a more rapid turnover of fluids. This means that there is a greater clearance of chemicals in the body.

2016 164

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. It can come in many different forms: bald patches, receding hair lines, and general thinning of the hair. Hopefully it’s just one of these issues and not several of them combined.

2016 161

5 Reasons Why Wearing Safety Boots at the Workplace is Crucial

Dumb Little Man

Safety boots aren’t the most glamorous footwear you can take to work. They also aren’t the lightest ones for your feet. Surprisingly, however, safety boots offer a lot of benefits not just for your feet but your general health as well. They can even affect your productivity at work. If you’re still thinking twice about wearing your safety boots to work, here are some of the best reasons why you definitely should. They protect the feet.

2016 160

5 Interior Design Tips for Hammocks and Hammock Chairs

Dumb Little Man

Are you thinking of putting up a hammock in your home? Do you know how to set up a hammock? If you are interested in incorporating hammocks into the interior design of your home or using hammocks as seating, you should strongly consider some of the following interior design tips for incorporating these items into interior spaces: Measure the ideal space. Finding an ideal size area for your hammock to hang is one of the first steps of interior design.

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