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    5 Ways to Improve Your Commute

    5 Ways to Improve Your Commute
    The average commute time for workers in the U.S. is 24.4 minutes each way, but for many of us the journeys to and from work are really much longer — or at least they seem that way. But at the same time there’s relief. While most people haven't noticed their commutes getting noticeably shorter, the recession and resulting high unemployment rates ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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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    “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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    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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    6 Ways You Could Be Kidding Yourself In Your Career

    When it comes to your career, do you lie to yourself? The answer is most likely ‘yes.’ In an article I read by Sam Sommers, a professor of psychology at Tufts University, he explains how and why we like to kid ourselves. He explains: “People do this all the time. We bend the facts to fit our self-image, perpetuating a ...
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    Transgender People and Families Gather in DC for Employment Rights

    Transgender People and Families Gather in DC for Employment Rights
    WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faced with staggering rates of bias in the workplace, transgender people and their families are convening on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, March 16 to advocate for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). This legislation would extend protections against discrimination on the job based on sexual orientation and gender identity. A near-universal 97% of transgender people who responded ...
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    Answers to the Red Cross IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Red Cross IQ Quiz
    NursingLink created the What's Your Red Cross IQ quiz to help you learn more about this humanitarian organization. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Red Cross IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Who founded the Red Cross? Emily ...
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    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

    Still looking for the four-leafed clover that will get you the job you’ve always wanted? If Lady Luck hasn’t been on your side lately, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Contrary to popular belief, good luck doesn’t solely have to do with fate and the mysterious unfolding of the universe — according to several psychology study results, luck ...
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    Become a Healthy Entrepreneur

    Become a Healthy Entrepreneur
    Living the life of an entrepreneur, it's easy to get lost in the cerebral side of your existence. By throwing yourself into the business, you may have lost touch with the simple joy in movement. We've come up with reality checks for the most popular excuses people have for not staying in shape. Myth #1: I'm not athletic, so even if ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Are you getting your 80% by focusing on the right 20%?

    Are you getting your 80% by focusing on the right 20%?
    We have all heard of the 80/20 rule in business. We’re sure you remember the adage that 80% of your business/revenue comes from 20% of your customers/efforts. It has been true for many years and it continues to be true today. Recognizing this as a universal rule of business is the most critical thing you will do. The question that naturally ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Take a Break From Your Job Search

    6 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity While Looking for Work They say looking for a job is a full-time job in itself, but that’s only partially true. Full-time jobs come with things like regular paychecks, benefits and a sense of pride and accomplishment. Compare that to the frustrating, tedious and mostly unrewarding task of finding a job, and it’s no wonder ...
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    4 Career Lessons from American Olympians

    Lindsey Vonn: Don’t Stop When it Starts to Hurt Lindsey Vonn is the first American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic downhill skiing. A contender in Torino in 2006, Vonn suffered a terrible crash that sent her to the hospital. She left with pain arching through her legs and back but still competed in five events. She didn’t ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Happy Employees Make Thriving Companies

    Fifty years ago, if you said you wanted better work-life balance, most managers would have smiled and assumed that meant you wanted to work until the balance of your life was over. Fortunately, times have changed. The best employers strive to help workers strike the right balance between work and enjoying life away from the office so they are re-energized ...
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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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    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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    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