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    How to Beat Your Quarterlife Crisis

    Welcome to the Quarterlife crisis. In bad news, you are already 25% of your way to 100-years-old. In good news, you are about to have a lot more freedom and money and a lot less homework than you did when you were a little kid. Odds are you haven’t really prepared for this transitional period of your life. Maybe you ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss

    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss
    Supervisors, middle managers and corporate executives — suits, if you will — tonight will be going to a frightening source for leadership lessons. Many will put down their copy of The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker and tune into the one-hour season premiere of NBC's (GE) comedy The Office. This borders on disturbing. After all, the show centers on a bumbling ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Deal Breakers for Hiring Managers

    
Getting an interview is a really big deal. It means that you have achieved a level of confidence with your resume and cover letter and have made it to the next steps of the hiring equation. This is something that you should be proud of; this is also something you should take very, very seriously. The interview presents a lot ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    More Employers Looking at Social Networking Sites

    More Employers Looking at Social Networking Sites
    If you're looking for a job, you may want to do more than brush up your resume. You may also want to re-examine your Facebook page. More and more, employers are prowling social network sites - such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter - to check on potential new hires. "It can be a legitimate way to see if someone is a ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    What Your Work Dreams Really Mean

    Most of us at some point have woken up in a cold sweat after a horrific nightmare about work. Whether about showing up naked at the office or missing a career-changing deadline, each of these dreams could have a deeper meaning about how you feel about your job. Wonder what your work dreams are telling you about your relationship with ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Vacation Approval

    Vacation Approval
    A reader writes: Does it seem strange that my manager wants to know what I'm doing for any vacation request I submit? And not in the friendly conversational way of "where are you going" or "big plans?" but in the way that he's asking if it's worthy to give the vacation days. Is this right? I know it's the latter because ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Change Your Stressed Business Lifestyle

    Change Your Stressed Business Lifestyle
    I’ve been traveling quite a bit and people always ask me if I can relate to the movie Up In The Air. I don’t know if you’ve seen it but it basically follows the travels of this guy who helps companies across the country layoff people. He flies thousands and thousands of miles a year. His home looks like an empty ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Reasons Why You Will Want the Apple Tablet

    6 Reasons Why You Will Want the Apple Tablet
    There's one big question remaining about the mythical tablet device that Apple is expected to unveil Wednesday. We've already learned, from whispers of those in the know, that it's basically a supersized iPod touch with a 10-inch diagonal screen and it may cost about $1,000. In addition to playing music and video, it's going to display digitized books, newspapers and magazines. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Nexus One vs. iPhone vs. Droid Price Comparison

    The Nexus One vs. iPhone vs. Droid Price Comparison
    So you've read the earlier stories on the Android-based Nexus One phone and you're thinking about buying it. The extensive specs inside the beautiful hardware are taking over your mind, like a slow advancing army from the great Gadget Lust Nation (that you know exists). But before you take out your wallet and give in, you need to let the rush ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Fool-Proof Pranks for the Office

    [photo:541725] April Fools is just around the corner, and that means you've either got a nefarious prank up your sleeve, or are planning to take some PTO to avoid being pranked. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools' Day, make sure that you don't cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Follow these ...
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    5 Effective Tips on Removing The Obstacles to Your Success

    5 Effective Tips on Removing The Obstacles to Your Success
    One of the fastest ways to success is to remove the obstacles in front of you. These obstacles can be anything from mental roadblocks to office politics and making them move in the direction you want is not always easy and it certainly isn't fast. I am not here to tell you exactly what to do because that won't work; your ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Toshiba Expands Electronics Take-Back Program

    Toshiba Expands Electronics Take-Back Program
    Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced it has expanded its electronics take-back program to better meet the needs of its customers by making it easier and more rewarding to responsibly recycle, sell-back or donate used electronics. “This new program speaks to our commitment to the environment and how we have listened to ...
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    Why and How You Should Find Time to Read

    Why and How You Should Find Time to Read
    As a kid, I was exposed to a strong reading culture. Although my parents were not well educated, they clearly understood the importance of reading and our house was full of books. I remember visiting friends’ houses and being amazed at how little books they had around! The benefits of reading are enormous, and we could probably come up with hundreds, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    “Undercover Boss” and the Missing Information Loop

    It’s hard to argue that a primetime network T.V. show that debuts after the Super Bowl has any mission other than to entertain the masses. It’s perhaps unfair then to ascribe any responsibility to the “Undercover Boss” other than the blatantly obvious—we all knew what we were getting—another reality show. In reality T.V., however, there is an endgame separate and apart ...
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    Report Finds Pay And Promotion Disparities For Women Executives

    Report Finds Pay And Promotion Disparities For Women Executives
    Talented businesswomen are stuck in the executive pipeline, according to a report published Thursday. Women MBA graduates earn, on average, $4,600 less in their first jobs than their male peers and lag in pay and advancement throughout their careers, the long-term study said. The findings produced "Pipeline's Broken Promise," one of a series of publications by Catalyst, an organization dedicated to ...
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    Tech Firms Fight To Keep Workforce Make-up Hidden

    Tech Firms Fight To Keep Workforce Make-up Hidden
    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Google, the company that wants to make the world's information accessible, says the race and gender of its workforce is a trade secret that cannot be released. So do Apple, Yahoo, Oracle and Applied Materials. These five companies waged an 18-month Freedom of Information battle with the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, convincing federal regulators who collect ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Global Warming Treaty in Danger as China Battles U.S.

    Global Warming Treaty in Danger as China Battles U.S.
    Tensions between China and the U.S. are already running high.  You can now add one more contentious issue to the mix -- global warming.In December, President Barack Obama traveled to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen to try to broker a climate alliance to fight global warming.  Hopes of a true international deal, though, vanished as the industrialized ...
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    Your Corporate Blog Sucks

    Your Corporate Blog Sucks
    With apologies to the couple of corporate blogs I do read, corporate blogs suck. I am talking about the SEO fodder, copywriter driven, press release whoring and/or link bait attracting garbage that are corporate blogs today. I’ll read a lot of lousy blogs and standalone articles but I won’t read your company’s blog because even a guy who consumes as much ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Getting Back Lost Jobs Could Take 5-Plus Years

    Getting Back Lost Jobs Could Take 5-Plus Years
    WASHINGTON - Job creation is stuck on an uphill treadmill. So many jobs have been lost that the U.S. must run hard just to keep from losing more ground. Despite the election-year emphasis on job creation by both parties, the short-term outlook is bleak. While many economists believe the recession is technically over, nearly 15 million Americans remain unemployed. Six million ...
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    20 Easy Ways to Be Happier

    Had enough of the winter blues? We have too. So we looked for ways to lift our spirits, at least until "spring forward." What we found is that sometimes, the tiniest changes can have a huge impact on overall happiness. Here are twenty ideas to help you go from grumpy to giddy. 1) Make Your Bed Every Morning I’ve heard ...
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