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Could the Pomodoro Technique Help Your Productivity?

by Miranda Marquit September 9, 2013

I’ve been struggling lately with my productivity. A lot of it has to do with what’s been happening in my personal life, as well as my professional life. At some point, though, even though I’m struggling, I need to pull it together and boost my productivity. While it’s not necessary to productive all the time, [...]

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Forget about Lying on Your Resume: Would You Hire a Fake Reference?

by Miranda Marquit August 14, 2013

In tough economic times, it’s tempting to lie on a resume in order to make yourself look like a better candidate for a job. Perhaps you fudge a little on the salary paid to you in your last job, or you inflate some of your accomplishments. Lying on your resume is rarely a good idea, [...]

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Why you Should Take a Vacation

by Miranda Marquit August 6, 2013

We have a tendency, in our culture, to value working all the time. There’s a bit of pride in being able to “complain” of a 50 or 60 hour workweek. On top of that, many employers seem to demand that workers come in earlier and stay later, and there is a culture of shame (in [...]

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When it’s OK to Move Back Home After Graduation

by Kevin Mercadante June 24, 2013

According to recent statistics 40% of the Millennial Generation live at home with their parents. Millennials are those born between 1980 and 2000, and if this statistic is accurate, it means that more young people are back at home than at any time since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Some of the generation never [...]

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Should You Buy Credit Card Insurance?

by Miranda Marquit May 31, 2013

Credit cards can provide you with a convenient way to pay for your purchases. However, if you rack up a balance, things could start to get dicey. Not only do you have to contend with interest charges, but you also have to worry about what happens in a financial emergency if you can no longer [...]

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Using Rapportive to Screen Emails and Control How Others See You

by May 15, 2013

GMail is the most useful email program I have come across. I use a single GMail account to manage about a dozen different email accounts for my business. Handling everything in one place makes for easier management and helps me keep my sanity! Aside from being able to manage multiple email accounts through one login, [...]

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How to Deal with Furloughs During Sequestration

by Miranda Marquit May 13, 2013

Many government employees are facing the challenges associated with the budget sequester. One of those challenges are furloughs. A furlough is an effort to save money by cutting back on employment. Employees might be forced to take time off without pay in cycles, for weeks at a time, or they might have their days cut [...]

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