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This Famous Book Is Now Available in a Crazy New Format Designed to Help You Read Faster
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E-reader company Oyster has released a classic business best seller in a new pulsating format created by startup Spritz.
April 21, 2014 in Money
Working From Home? Avoid These Not-So-Obvious Distractions.

Working From Home? Avoid These Not-So-Obvious Distractions.

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You need to structure your environment in such a way that you can maintain your focus on your work.
April 21, 2014 in The 'Treps
Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now

Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now

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Procrastination may be hereditary, but that doesn't get you off the hook: It's still possible to develop better habits and change your behavior.
April 21, 2014 in Lifestyle
6 Productivity Apps for the Entrepreneur on the Go

6 Productivity Apps for the Entrepreneur on the Go

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With entrepreneurs expected to be 'on' all the time, here are six apps to boost your productivity when you are out of the office.
April 17, 2014 in Technology
9 Ways to Turn Your Desk Into the Ideal Workspace (Infographic)

9 Ways to Turn Your Desk Into the Ideal Workspace (Infographic)

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If your workstation doesn't fit you, you're in trouble. Here's a quick guide to setting up your workspace for optimal health and productivity.
April 16, 2014 in The 'Treps
Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals

Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals

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The small stuff, like answering emails and tweaking your web site design, are important but shouldn't be at the top of your to-do list. Instead, your time would be better spent focusing on the fundamentals.
April 16, 2014 in Leadership
The Philosophy That Will Help You Get 'It' Done

The Philosophy That Will Help You Get 'It' Done

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Sometimes, there isn't a shortcut for completing your work. Tackle your to-do list the old fashioned way with the G.S.D. motto.
April 15, 2014 in Grow Your Business
A Guide to the Best Times to Post on Social Media (Infographic)

A Guide to the Best Times to Post on Social Media (Infographic)

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If you aren't posting to social media when most of your audience members are on, all that time you spent can go to waste. These are the times you should focus on.
April 14, 2014 in Social Media
Video: Forget Time Management. Do This Instead and Be More Productive.Play Video

Forget Time Management. Do This Instead and Be More Productive. (Video)

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Behavior science expert James Clear shares the biggest lesson he's learned about habit formation that can help you work smarter.
April 11, 2014 in Lifestyle
Video: How Your Workplace Can Inspire Good Habits Among EmployeesPlay Video

How Your Workplace Can Inspire Good Habits Among Employees (Video)

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If you manage your office like a war zone, you're bound to have stressed-out and inefficient employees, says behavior science expert James Clear.
April 10, 2014 in The 'Treps
Does a 6-Hour Workday Lead to Better Productivity? Sweden's About to Find Out.

Does a 6-Hour Workday Lead to Better Productivity? Sweden's About to Find Out.

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An economic experiment set to be held in Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg, will see the hours of an average workday slashed in hopes of enhancing productivity.
April 9, 2014 in Lifestyle
3 Ridiculously Easy Tips to Defeat Perfectionism

3 Ridiculously Easy Tips to Defeat Perfectionism

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How you can you manage a pile of projects, social-media commitments, your personal life and everything in-between -- without freaking out about all the details.
April 8, 2014 in Leadership
Why You Should Learn to Nap Like a Pro

Why You Should Learn to Nap Like a Pro

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If naps haven’t become a part of your daily routine, you might want to reconsider.
April 8, 2014 in Lifestyle
Mixed Blessings: 4 Ways Computers Forever Changed How We Work

Mixed Blessings: 4 Ways Computers Forever Changed How We Work

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On the 50th anniversary of IBM's iconic mainframe workhorse, we look at the revolutionary, lasting impact that computers, in all their many forms, have had on how we do (and sometimes don't) get work done.
April 7, 2014 in Technology
Video: How You Can Form Better Habits Faster Play Video

How You Can Form Better Habits Faster (Video)

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For busy business professionals, behavior science expert James Clear offers his tips for finding your groove and being as happy and productive as possible.
April 7, 2014 in Lifestyle
How to Beat Those Awful Monday Blues

How to Beat Those Awful Monday Blues

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If it's always just another manic Monday in your office, don't fret. There are ways to shake those blues and be more productive.
April 6, 2014 in Lifestyle
How to Get More Out of Staff Meetings

How to Get More Out of Staff Meetings

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Dread your staff meetings? Incorporate some easy changes and make them more fun and productive.
April 4, 2014 in Grow Your Business
5 Simple Cures to Work Smarter and Save Time

5 Simple Cures to Work Smarter and Save Time

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If you don't have a structure to your day, you're wasting a good deal of it. Implement these time hacks and get more done.
April 3, 2014 in The 'Treps
You Need a Real Vacation (And So Do Your Employees)

You Need a Real Vacation (And So Do Your Employees)

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A recent survey shows that, as a nation, we're pretty bad at unplugging. Here are five reasons you should.
April 3, 2014 in Lifestyle
Free Ice Cream and a Chandelier of Hats: Peek Inside These Hot NYC Tech Company Offices (Video)

Free Ice Cream and a Chandelier of Hats: Peek Inside These Hot NYC Tech Company Offices (Video)

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Executives at Tumblr, Fueled Collective, and About.com talk about how they get the most out of every square foot in their Big Apple headquarters, where space is at an ultra-premium.
April 1, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How Better Habits Can Make You Better at Business -- and Life

How Better Habits Can Make You Better at Business -- and Life

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In this Google Hangout, we'll chat with behavior science expert James Clear about how you can form good habits and kick the bad ones.
April 1, 2014 in Leadership
Send Us Photos of Your Office Pet

Send Us Photos of Your Office Pet

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Some bark, some meow and some swim. Show us your best photos of your non-human coworkers.
March 31, 2014 in Lifestyle
Post Smarter: The Best Times to Use Social Platforms (Infographic)

Post Smarter: The Best Times to Use Social Platforms (Infographic)

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Having the right content is great, but knowing the time of day when people are most receptive to posts is invaluable.
March 31, 2014 in Social Media

Effective Employee Management? Look to the Golden Rule.

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It should go without saying: treating your employees with respect is the mark of a great manager.
March 27, 2014 in Ask Entrepreneur
Yes, You're Probably Guilty of the Biggest Office Time Wasters (Infographic)

Yes, You're Probably Guilty of the Biggest Office Time Wasters (Infographic)

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A recent survey proves you're not alone in thinking certain work disruptions are a waste of time.
March 25, 2014 in Grow Your Business
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