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4 Fun Ways to Improve Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

What better way to live than having fun and being productive at the same time? Fun productivity techniques enable you to both enjoy the moment and be more productive for the rest of your life. I’ve tried out a lot of productivity techniques and all of them ended up boring, even for productivity nerds like me. These 4 are the exceptions, though. Here are 4 fun ways to improve your productivity and focus: Make Everything Into a Challenge to Motivate You.

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How to Cut Your Workload in 2017

On The Job

Most of us take time off around the holidays, and it's a good time to reflect about what we do -- and do not -- want to do in the coming new year. Be healthier? Spend more time with family and friends? Do better in our jobs? Be taken advantage of by the boss? None of us write "let the boss treat me like a doormat" on our list of new year's resolutions, but yet somehow it's the one thing we can count on fulfilling.

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PRNewsOnline publishes my article about Video Marketing in 2017

Andrea Kalli

I am thrilled to have my article appear on PRNewsOnline – “Video Marketing in 2017: 10 Critical Truths You Need to Know for Maximum ROI” was picked up on PRNewsonline – [link]. A few key points about the article are: Short-form video of less than 30 seconds is likely to garner more views and might even be shared more on social media. Live streamed video is very popular.

2017 100

The Productivityist Podcast: Demystifying Evernote with Charles Byrd

Productivityist

This week on The Productivityist Podcast I zero in on Evernote with a guest who knows the ins and outs of the app. Charles Byrd will be talking Evernote with me with the goal of helping anyone get started and familiarize themselves with Evernote. He’ll be giving insights, sharing tips, and offering hacks along the way. Charles lives in Northern California and worked in the Silicon Valley for tech companies for a significant time.

2016 66

5 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer

Dumb Little Man

You have 101 things to do in a given day. You have to drop the kids off at school, prepare for an important meeting, study for an exam, redecorate your living room, or catch up with the latest Game of Thrones season. You would love to volunteer, but you just got too much on your plate right now. But, here’s the thing: volunteering can, in fact, help you reduce stress, learn new skills, find new friends, and make a real difference in your community.

2016 175

When Career Pride Becomes Destructive

On The Job

We're often told we need to show pride in our career, that we need to tout our accomplishments on social media or mention them during networking events. But can that pride backfire? Jessica Tracy, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia and author of "T ake Pride: Why the Deadly Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success," says there is a "darker side to pride." She says her research shows there are two kinds of pride: hubristic and authentic.

2016 116

25 Words Coined by Nineteenth-Century Authors

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists a number of words that were introduced to the lexicon by novelists and other writers during the nineteenth century. actualize : Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge came up with this verb form of actual to refer to realizing a goal; self-actualization came much later. airy-fairy : Poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, coined this term as a reduplication of fairy to mean “delicate,” “lacking in substance,” or “impractical.”.

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Five Steps To Turn Doing What You Love Into A Successful Business

Dumb Little Man

We all have our passions. But what if you could turn what you love doing most into your livelihood? What if it could actually make you money? There are many benefits to setting up a company around your hobbies and interests. Starting any business is likely to take you through a rollercoaster of emotions – excitement, frustration, happiness. Anyone can set up a new company – but only a few individuals have the key formula of attributes needed to stick to it and make it a success.

2016 171

What Company Directors Need to Know About Flexible Working

Small Business CEO

Flexible working is an increasingly common aspect of the ways in which businesses and organisations of all sizes function and operate. Contemporary computing and communication technologies have made it possible for more and more people to collaborate remotely and do increasingly greater portions of their work from anywhere.

2016 73

Does the Bogeyman Boogie?

Daily Writing Tips

Despite the fact that the first two syllables of bogeyman are pronounced just like boogie , the antics of bogeymen, vaguely defined imaginary beings conjured to threaten misbehaving children—as far as can be ascertained—do not include dancing, and the words are apparently unrelated. Bogey appears to have derived ultimately from the Middle English noun bugge , meaning “something frightening” (which may also be the origin of bug ) and was first attached to -man hundreds of years ago.

2016 66

Looking to Boost Productivity? Install These 6 Chrome Extensions

Productivityist

Eden Fried is a freelance web designer and blogger. When she’s not at work developing her website or helping other people launch theirs, you can find her at the gym tossing around some weights or snuggled up to a good book. You can follow Eden on Twitter or reach Eden here or on EdenFried.com. No matter how productive or efficient you are right now, there’s always a way to be better. Everyday tools are created with the sole purpose of taking previously manual tasks and automating them.

2016 63

30 Unusual Ways to Burn 100 Calories Without Exercising

Dumb Little Man

What if you were told that you burn calories even without exercising? Oftentimes, when we think of burning calories, we think of hitting the gym, dancing the Zumba, jogging in the park, and busting out the Wii Fit. We fail to realize that everything we do that requires movement of the body actually burns calories. If you’re a waiter, at the end of the day, you’ve burned some mega calories running back and forth from kitchen to table and back again for hours and hours.

2016 164

Top Reasons A Staffing Agency Can Boost Your Career

Small Business CEO

A Temp Or Staffing Agency Can Simplify Your Job Search. If you are looking for employment, it can be extremely time consuming and stressful to sift through the numerous online job search sites in order to find gainful employment. When you spend hours sending off your resume electronically, how do you even know your dream job will see it? How do you stand out in the complicated online world of applying for jobs?

The Word of the Year for 2016

Daily Writing Tips

Each year, several major lexicographers release their word of the year—the term that, among the most frequently looked-up words during the previous twelve months, has most prominently captured the zeitgeist. This post discusses the 2016 selections. Merriam-Webster selected surreal , a word apropos for a year in which various seemingly irrational, inexplicable events occurred.

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6 Pro Tips for Breezing Through Airport Security

Dumb Little Man

If you’re like most people, the sight of an airport security line stretching all the way to the door makes your stomach drop. In the past, you could show up a couple of hours before your flight and still have time to grab lunch before takeoff. Now, you’re left daydreaming about chips and salsa while waiting in a standstill line. While long airport lines are an annoyance when you’re traveling for pleasure, they can be truly detrimental when you’re flying for business.

2016 161

Car Searching Tips for Buying a Used Car

Dumb Little Man

A car is an important purchase. If you need an affordable car, you should purchase a used car. Used vehicles are reliable, and some used cars have aftermarket accessories. There are several things to consider when buying a car. Choose a Maximum Price for a Used Car. You need to decide how much you can afford to spend on a car. If you do not set a maximum price, you might go over your budget. Years ago, buying a used car was a complicated process.

2016 161

5 Office Design Hacks That Will Increase Employee’s Productivity

Dumb Little Man

One of the major challenges faced by corporations nowadays is developing an office layout that promotes employees’ mental and physical health, as well as motivating them towards greater productivity. Developing such an effective office layout should be done by management and office administration at various levels. A good company knows that workers are humans and not robots. Extra effort is needed to keep them satisfied and happy at work.

2016 160

How to Ensure Growth in Small Business

Dumb Little Man

Smaller businesses have a slightly more difficult path to success than others. To achieve success as a small business, you’ll need to do everything you can to ensure its growth. Various steps need to be taken, but there are also some tips and tricks that you can use to give yourself an edge. In any case, this article will teach you how to ensure the growth of your small business and how you can keep it on top for a long time.

2016 159

How To Develop Awesome Eating Habits Without Failing And Binging

Dumb Little Man

This is my story of how I was finally able to develop healthy eating habits. Emptiness enveloped me once again. Visions of chocolate cake and double cheeseburgers ran through my head. As the stress and sadness of the day took over, it compelled me to binge once again destroying any hopes I had that the day would be a healthy eating day. I remember feeling like this for years. I would wake up from overeating (pizza, cheeseburgers, and cake) the night before feeling horrible.

2016 159

How To Easily Choose The Best Real Estate Agent For You

Dumb Little Man

Buying and selling property are both time-consuming and troublesome things. You need to take a huge chunk out of your time to manage all the details and it will definitely put a strain on your everyday routine chores. At the same time, you need to negotiate and do paperwork. But why bother to do these things when you can let a professional do it for you? A real estate agent is experienced and knowledgeable in this niche and can save you a lot of time and worry.

2016 159

How to Change the Pointer Speed in Android

Dumb Little Man

Nowadays, our Android phones are our constant companions (unless you’re an Apple user). We can’t even think a minute looking at our smartphones. Browsing something on the internet, connecting with friends via social networks- everything can be done via our Android phone with ease. But unfortunately, most of us don’t even know the proper functions and many interesting options of the Android phones. Do you know why Android phones are popular amongst many of us?

2016 146

Worst Dates Series #1: The Traveling Guy

Dumb Little Man

Being called The Welsh Bridget Jones at the age of 25, is that a compliment or an insult? Will I end up 43 years old dancing around my living room in a onesie singing love songs to my Bengal cat? Or more importantly, will I find my Mark Darcy? I date quite a bit, more than the average woman- just because I guess I can? I have no commitments, no ties and there is always a possibility of free food. However, my dating history has been one that my friends just could not believe.

2016 141

Comparing Retargeting vs Remarketing

Dumb Little Man

Do you run an online business? If you do, you probably already know that for most websites, only 2% of visitors convert into customers at their first visit. Due to this reason, retargeting is an intelligent and cost-efficient way to make yourself visible to the other 98% that don’t make any purchase on their first visit. For those who are new to online marketing, the terms retargeting and remarketing seem to have the same meaning.

2016 140

Intrusive Misuse of Colons

Daily Writing Tips

Writers often mistakenly introduce intrusive “colonization” where it is not necessarily. In each of the following examples, as explained in the discussion, the colon is superfluous. Smith was invited to give the presentation: “Global Development and Global Practices.”.

2016 61

3 Errors in Using Parentheses

Daily Writing Tips

Parenthetical marks can cause difficulties for writers—and, as a result, for readers. In each of the following examples, parentheses are misused; discussion and revision of each sentence follow. The act brings the United Kingdom into line with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) recommendations in dealing with bribery and corruption.

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Punctuation Quiz #9: Ellipsis

Daily Writing Tips

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect use of ellipses according to The Chicago Manual of Style and most other style guides; revise the sentence as necessary: 1. But I thought… 2. The directions. are unnecessarily complicated. I applied. but was not hired. for a job with the company. Don’t touch that button marked Self-Destruct, or… 5. Consider the rhythm in the phrase “ our fathers brought forth a new nation.” ” Answers and Explanations.

2016 57

Complimentary Products Boost Sales and Company Revenue

Small Business CEO

Without healthy and consistent sales, there is no sustaining a business. Companies often explore every marketing and pricing technique they can, until they find what works best for their business model and their consumer markets. One very useful way to boost sales for many industries is by offering complimentary products or services. It may seem counter-intuitive to give away product for free as a way to build revenue, but it can work very well when done effectively.

2016 64

How To Select A Billing Company For Your Business

Small Business CEO

Top 5 Benefits of Outsourcing a Billing Company over In-house Billing. Medical billing forms a critical pillar in the healthcare practice. Your core business is to provide quality healthcare and any other support activity like billing can adversely affect your performance if not handled accurately and promptly. To ensure that you get paid for the services your company offers, you need a knowledgeable, reliable, and focused team that will oversee the process.

2016 64

Money: Increasing The Value Of Your Home

Small Business CEO

CEOs – are you going to sell your home sometime in the near future? If so, you need to take the necessary steps to increase the value of your home. One way to do that is by renovating your home. Fixing up your home before selling it will ensure that you receive the highest amount of money from the transaction. Before a real estate agent guides potential buyers through your house, it’s important to make your domicile as attractive as possible.

2016 64

How Invoice Home Streamlines Invoicing for Online Entrepreneurs

Small Business CEO

Invoicing is one, if not the most important thing a small business owner does after the sale, next to providing amazing customer service. After all, we’ve put the work in on developing a great product or service and delivered it straight into the eager waiting hands of the client, right?

2016 62

Why This Year Is The Year Of Web To Print Solutions Integration With WordPress

Small Business CEO

Web to print solution is based upon online business, online print solutions and online printing software which can be integrated with any of the printing ecommerce platforms like WooCommerce, Magento, and Joomla. This year it is mainly observed to be integrated with WordPress platform. Web to print trends.

2016 55

Who Should Do Employer Branding In Your Company

Small Business CEO

We live in an age where it is more important than ever before to attract the right talent and to retain it for as long as possible. As many experts have been warning, this is the age of diminished employee loyalty and the potential employees are becoming more and more discerning, especially in competitive industries where there is shortage of qualified workers.

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