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8 Things NOT to Say to a Professional Freelancer

You have a job as a professional freelance writer, editor, photographer, graphic designer or whatever other field you're working in. Your job consists of working eight-hour (or more) days, being in constant contact with brands, clients and interested prospects, and you're earning a decent salary. However, people you come into contact with either think you're not really working or you indulge...

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How to Succeed in a Group Interview

k Most employers would prefer to conduct group interviews instead of one-to-one job interviews. The reasons are pretty simple, group interviews save employers a lot of time and money that’s often required to interview each candidate individually which can last for days or even weeks. Even though group interviews have advantages for the employers, they also have some great benefits for...

7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal Finances

7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal Finances

iStock If your personal finances need reviving or if you're not where you want to be financially, maybe it's time for a money detox. Your money isn’t going to fix itself, so here’s a look at seven ways to improve your financial health. See also: How to Keep Track of Personal Spending

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Your Company May Be Using an Algorithm to Decide If You Are About to Quit

Only you know what is going on in your head. You may be on the verge of leaving your job, but they have no idea – or so you think! It turns out that as turnover becomes a bigger expense, thus a worry, to companies, they are looking at ways to analyze the data points that help them determine who is one step closer to moving on to another career. See Also: Your High School Math Performance...

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5 Incredible Marketing Campaigns to Inspire your Business

    Sometimes a business just needs a little push to be successful and grow the brand. This type of initiative can be fostered by examining the marketing campaigns of other companies. See Also: Three Very Innovative Charity Marketing Campaigns Thanks to the ubiquitous nature of social media and the need to produce viral content, marketers have come up with some amazing marketing...

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3 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Believing in yourself can do wonders as it improves the quality of your personal and professional life. The truth is low self-esteem doesn’t allow you to come to terms with your full potential or help you to move forward. Even worse, it hinders your relationship with other people as well as job performance. These are some of the reasons why it is so important to be able to get rid of...

Is Nintendo Making a New Console or Moving to Mobile?

Is Nintendo Making a New Console or Moving to Mobile?

Actually, they’re doing both. In a recent announcement, Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata promised that the new console that Nintendo is working on will be a completely new and surprising experience for gamers. This is especially important, considering the slow sales of the Nintendo Wii U compared to its own mobile gaming consoles and its key competitors, Sony’s PS4 and...

5 Common Legal Mistakes for Startups

5 Common Legal Mistakes for Startups

iStock   Starting a business requires making very important decisions which have legal implications. The kind of choices you make at the onset will either make or break your business. Here are some of the common mistakes startups should avoid: See also: 7 Business Funding Mistakes Startups Should Avoid

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Do Men Grow Beards To Confer Status?

It's hard to go anywhere in certain parts of London without seeing man after man with a face full of fuzz. Beards are undoubtedly trendy at the moment and have branched out from their hipster niche into something more approaching the mainstream. See Also: To Shave or Not to Shave? – Grooming in the WorkplaceWhat are those beards saying about us as men though? A recent paper suggests that...

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The History of Nursing

Did you know that there are almost 3 million people registered as nurses in the U.S.? Despite the fact that this sounds like a big number, compared to the rest of US population, the number of nurses who are currently working to take care of all of us is equivalent to 1 nurse for every 102 citizens. As you can see from the infographic from toprntobsn, the number of nurses currently taking care...

Is Speed Reading Real?

Is Speed Reading Real?

Speed reading is a technique which helps you read up to 1500 words per minute. There are books videos, seminars and even organizations dedicated to learning how to speed read. There are various tricks that will help but speed reading ultimately makes comprehension suffer. If you do not comprehend what you’re reading then why would you want to read quicker? If you insist Some of the...

5 Apps to Help You Survive a Slow Day at Work

5 Apps to Help You Survive a Slow Day at Work

iStock Slow days will happen at work. In order to continue to grow and develop as an employee, you need to know how to maximize your productivity during those down times. As technology advances, new apps are continually created. There are five apps that can help you survive a slow day at work. These apps help in the areas of networking, building rapport, getting organized, planning ahead, and...

6 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise

6 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise

iStock Franchising involves a long-term commitment between two entities; the franchisor and franchisee. Therefore, before starting a franchise, you need to have a clear understanding of what you are getting into. If you rush into it, you might end up regretting your decision a few months or years down the line. The best way of getting to know a franchisor is by asking as many questions as...

How to Execute Social Responsibility for Your Company

How to Execute Social Responsibility for Your Company

Many companies today are starting to give social responsibility the seriousness and respectful attention it deserves. This is essential, particularly for companies that have a wide scope of clientele and decision makers influencing their growth and profitability. Suffice to say, companies that don’t take social responsibility seriously usually have a hard time considering the lack of...

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Celebrating Women In Science

Over the past few years there has been a sustained push to get more women into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based subjects and careers.  Only recently, for instance, I attended a hackathon hosted by the STEMettes that aimed to inspire young girls to get into computing by offering them the chance to build mobile apps under the watchful tutelage of a bunch of Google...

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7 Bizarre Research Subjects Actually Submitted by Students

  It is true that scientists inhabit a different galaxy to the rest of us mere mortals. These distinguished brains devote much of their time to producing alchemies of varying complexities designed to push the frontiers of human knowledge so our race can move forward and continue to dominate all others. Some are concerned chiefly with discovering ways of transmuting what could be into what...

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