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    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?

    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?
    Technology is a beautiful thing. Most of us can’t imagine doing our jobs without it. But sometimes, overindulging in email, texts, and social networking might actually hinder your performance. We’ve identified five ways your iPhone, BlackBerry, Facebook and that endless information superhighway are actually making you worse at your job. Instant message is twisting your words (and making you lazy) Remember ...
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    Best Airlines for Business Travel

    The recession turned practically every carrier into a low fare airline; fancy flying was one of the first items chopped from businesses budgets. But the economy is finally turning around. And in an effort to bounce back from billion dollar losses, airlines are offering all kinds of extras to woo corporate fliers. So which perks would persuade you to pick one ...
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    Philanthropy, Guerilla-Style

    Philanthropy, Guerilla-Style
    As an ambitious child, my elders would ask me what I wanted to be when I grow up. Still unclear to me, I would respond with, “A philanthropist!” Twenty-something years later, I have realized my self-prophecy coming in with a lot of zest and energy, but relatively modest amounts of money and time. All I can say is - thank God ...
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    Mac vs. PC: Which Works Best for Your Office?

    Mac vs. PC: Which Works Best for Your Office?
    It says a lot about our society that one of the most contentious pop culture debates is between buying a Mac or a PC. Not between which sugary cola is the best, or if a light beer has “great taste” or is “less filling,” but what computer one should work, play, and — in some cases — live on. Not that ...
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    7 Free Web Alternatives to Photoshop

    7 Free Web Alternatives to Photoshop
    Tired of going through trial versions of Adobe Photoshop? Frustrated by the limitations of common accessory programs like Paint? You're not alone. Adobe Photoshop may be the holy grail of photo editing software, but that doesn't mean you've got to break the bank to produce high-quality photos! The Internet has spawned some amazing open source photo editing programs that'll get the ...
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    Mac vs. PC: Which Works Best for Your Office?

    Mac vs. PC: Which Works Best for Your Office?
    It says a lot about our society that one of the most contentious pop culture debates is between buying a Mac or a PC. Not between which sugary cola is the best, or if a light beer has “great taste” or is “less filling,” but what computer one should work, play, and — in some cases — live on. Not that ...
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    How to: 6 Steps to Leveraging Pop Culture for Social Good

    Wouldn’t it be great if every campaign for social good attracted the level of feverish media buzz typically reserved for celebrity news and “must have” fashion items? What if all of the people who’ve tried out for American Idol were equally motivated to volunteer their time to a cause? Marketing expert Andrei Najjar believes in a near-future where such things ...
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    Develop Leadership Skills in Any Job

     No matter what position you hold, leadership skills are valuable for moving you through your career and into a leadership role. Smart companies and employees know it's critical to business survival to cultivate leadership skills at all levels. Follow These Tips!→ [page] Get Ready for Your Future During your career, you will learn myriad leadership skills, but the following ...
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    How to: Grow an Edible Vertical Garden in 5 Steps

    It’s hard to believe but, yes, spring is on its way. And with it all kinds of wonderful green things like arugula, celery and cherry tomatoes. If you’re a gardener, you’ve probably already started your seedlings (or at least have an order in for black seeded Simpson lettuce, Astro Arugula or sugar snap peas). If you’re a first time gardener, ...
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    How to: 5 Steps to Organizing A Blood Drive

    Have you given blood before? It’s quick and it saves lives. Donated blood is used for all sorts of treatments, from anemia to leukemia. How about taking things a step further by organizing a local blood drive at your next community event? If you get at least 10 people to donate blood, you are already saving up to 30 lives. ...
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    How to: Organize a 5K Charity Run

    When you organize a charity run or walk-a-thon, you accomplish so much for the health of the community. For starters, you get a large group of people exercising. Who knows, your event just might be the starting point for some lifelong couch potatoes to take better care of their health! You’d also bring much-needed awareness for a health charity or ...
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    Steps to Take When Starting Your Own Charity

    Steps to Take When Starting Your Own Charity
    You see a need and want to do something about it. You want to start a charity. Thousands of people, passionate to help the less fortunate or to do something for the planet, launch charities every year, but many stumble or fail. "You need absolute, passionate commitment to whatever the issue is," says Melissa Brown at the Center on Philanthropy at ...
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    9 Steps to a Successful Nonprofit Video

    In the age of YouTube, everyone knows there’s nothing like great video to grab someone’s attention. In the past two years, we’ve seen more and more for-profit and nonprofit organizations putting online video to work to reach out and engage their networks to build loyalty and motivate action. So I thought I should put together a list of key things ...
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    How to Overcome Idea-to-Idea Syndrome

    Most ideas never fully happen. It's a sad truth. There are probably more half-written novels in the world than there are novels, and the majority of new business ideas and solutions to society's gravest problems will never see the light of day. Yes, you may conceive something brilliant, great execution is rare: Without sound leadership, our natural creative tendencies become ...
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    6 Tools for Managing Social Media

    6 Tools for Managing Social Media
    Time management is something most of us struggled with long before social media. As we become more involved in the world of social media and see the importance of building personal business relationships, managing your time both inside the social media space and outside as a business professional and human being becomes ever more important. 1. Tweetdeck This is my favorite ...
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    How to Interview: Tips and Questions

    How to Interview: Tips and Questions
    These tips provide some basic guidelines on how to conduct a legal and successful candidate job interviews. Finding out if a candidate can do the job is easier to determine than whether he or she will do the job. The interview process has to determine both. Your interview objective is to find out about the candidate: “Can-Do” Skills: Verify their experience ...
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    Motivating Without Money

    Motivating Without Money
    Keeping employees engaged is critical during an economic downturn. Here are some smart ways to do it. In the months after September 11, as business activity slowed to a crawl, Steve Kerr, then the chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs (GS), launched a leadership seminar for senior managers that he nicknamed "Motivating Without Money." The daylong sessionsdiscussed how Goldman's managers could ...
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    Want to Help a Nonprofit? Plan a Fundraising Event

    Planning a fundraising event is a great skill to add to your nonprofit toolbox. Hosting a fundraiser isn’t rocket science. When you care enough about a cause to consider raising awareness or funds, you’re already halfway there. These are a few guidelines to help you put together a successful fundraiser with minimal fuss and hazard. Next Page: How To Steps→ ...
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    What You Don't Know About SEO

    What You Don't Know About SEO
    Search engine optimization--the canny use of keywords and other techniques designed to shoot a website to the top of a search--is the make-or-break factor for many new businesses. It is also the web's unfolding, and unregulated, frontier. There are countless SEO strategists, consultants and self-professed experts who will claim they can beam your site up into Google's top 10 search results--for ...
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    Find Money for Your Personal Projects and Charities

    Find Money for Your Personal Projects and Charities
    For the first time in 23 years, Pepsi won't promote itself during the Super Bowl. Instead, it will focus on so-called cause marketing. Pepsi wants the public to suggest projects that can improve communities. It launched the Refresh Everything site to gather grant suggestions and take votes. Pepsi will give away millions per month to winning projects. Pepsi's undertaking is just ...
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