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Find Quiet (and Maybe Even Peace) at Work

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Noise is worse for you than you think.

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The benefits of mindfulness practices in work for wellbeing.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 28, 2014 9:19 AM

(From the article): Take a noise retreat. Even if you can’t cut down on the noise in your daily life, you can find periods of respite. For me, that’s still escaping to my uncle’s farm, to the beach, or to the North Georgia mountains. For others, it’s taking advantage of “silent retreats,” where participants go to actively avoid speaking or experiencing other man-made sounds. Ecologist Gordon Hempton has found only 12 spots in the U.S. free of human-made noise for intervals of 15 minutes or more, but there are a number of resorts that promise as much escape from noise as possible without a long hike into the Alaskan wilderness.

It’s ironic that, as more of our tasks become mental, our environments make the concentration so necessary for intellectual labor more difficult. The noise permeating our environments can impact our health, concentration, and happiness. As silence becomes rarer and more valuable, we’d be wise to seek it out.

David Hain's curator insight, May 28, 2014 9:21 AM

What do you mean, you don't have time? Time is a matter of priorities...

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, May 28, 2014 1:06 PM

I love the idea of taking a noise retreat when I go into the city. Were I working in a large office in the common cube environment, I would be taking noise breaks. Regardless, I like taking mindfulness breaks during the day. They help me get back on task if I have wondered. 

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9 Different Blog Post Types and How to Use Them

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The Secret to Connecting With Your Audience

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A lot of our success as entrepreneurs has to do with our ability to connect with our audiences.

 

Of course, everyone’s audience is different..

 

But what’s most important of all is that your audience will care more about you if they feel like they know who you are.


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#Connecting with the #audience 

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Instagram photos that capture common objects as works of art

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We challenged you to combine everyday objects with doodles to create art. The theme was inspired by world renowned artist, Christoph Niemann.

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5 Free Apps to Tell Creative Stories on Instagram - MakeUseOf

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Instagram is more than just an app for photo filters, it’s a community to share stories. And sometimes, the app’s built-in features aren’t good enough to tell the story you want to.

 

But there are some innovative third-party apps that let you get creative with Instagram.


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8 LinkedIn Marketing Tips From the Experts

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Want to improve your LinkedIn marketing? Are you interested in the latest tips and tools? Here are the latest LinkedIn marketing tips from the experts.

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How to Share Blog Posts on Facebook that Get Clicks and Engagement

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3 brilliant LinkedIn summaries that will inspire you to update yours

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A surprising number of people ignore LinkedIn's most flexible and, arguably, most useful part: the "Summary" section.


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Go on take a good look at your LinkedIn profile

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How focus affects creativity

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What happens to creative abilities when you focus your attention on just one thing?
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Five Steps To Making Sales Through Social Media

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An integral part of the sales process is getting to know your prospects and establishing relationships—and it turns out that social media can help you accomplish this quickly and easily. Follow these steps to make sales using social media.

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Here's a simple trick to perform better in stressful situations

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Most of us know how nerve-wracking it can be to lead a presentation at work. There are the nightmares beforehand about showing up naked to the conference room; the shaky legs and sweaty palms during the actual meeting; and the rumination afterward over your performance.

Fortunately, there may be a relatively simple way to alleviate much of this anxiety: Talk to yourself like you'd talk to someone else in the same situation.

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15 Traits of Emotionally Wealthy People

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The creation of an extraordinary life takes resilience. The most desired emotion people seek is happiness. Those who have emotional strength achieve true happiness and lasting success, not as an event but as a journey.

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HIRO House: VIP Rugby Hospitality

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5 Ways to Use Visual Marketing to Promote Your Business

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Learn the five essentials every business needs to embrace to be successful (slideshow and video)..


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Learning: It's All About the Connections

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Connection and all of its implications is one of the most important concepts in understanding, engaging in, and facilitating powerful learning experiences.


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Apprendre, c'est surtout une affaire de connexions 

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How to Choose the Right Stock Photo for Your Next Project

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A delightfully simple overview of the factors to consider when choosing the right stock photos for your next project.

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Taylor Swift Can't Lose, Even Against Apple

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Is Taylor Swift the most powerful person in America? It would certainly seem that way after this week’s to-do about Apple’s new streaming service.

 

As Fast Company put it, the “world’s biggest pop” went up against the “world’s biggest technology company” and the pop star reigned supreme.


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9 Ways to Spice up Your Boring Blog

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Feel like your blog is stale?

Does it seem like you’re writing about similar topics all the time, or linking back to the same things because your topics are all related?

Or maybe you just can’t think of anything new to say?

 

Don’t let your blog go boring. Here are some ideas to keep your readers engaged and even grow your audience.


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3 Ways To Train Yourself To Be More Creative

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Why You Should Pursue Your Dream Even If Nobody Encourages You

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Whenever you try to make positive changes in your life, you’ll experience resistance.

Sometimes, the resistance is internal, meaning you vs. yourself.

Waking up earlier to go to the gym sucks. Much easier to press “snooze.” Politely declining that slice of pizza when your coworkers just happen to be throwing another impromptu party….agony.

Same thing with starting a business. Sometimes you put so many obstacles in your own way that you forget why you wanted to start the damn thing to begin with.

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9 Ways to Take Your Visual Content Up a Level

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Discover 9 simple ways to take your visual content strategy to the next level for more traffic and shares - and where the best place is to start!

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The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator?

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Technology is only as good as the people who use it. Same as education is only as good as the people who teach. With rapid digital advances in personal computing and social networking, teachers need to adapt just as quickly to put these developments into good use in the classroom.

 

Technology makes the tools, but what are the general characteristics that make an effective educator a 21st century educator?


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An opinion piece that is light, but accurate.

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5 Presentation Design Trends for 2015

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Presentation Design Tips | Similar to websites, presentation design trends change over time. Follow these 5 presentation design trends and wow your audience!

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 9, 7:45 PM

If you are looking for ways to update your PowerPoint presentations -- or any kind of collateral material that tells your story -- here is a post about the latest design trends.


These should get your wheels turning and keep you busy for awhile :)


Thanks to fellow curator Baiba Svenca for originally finding and sharing this piece.

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#socialnetwork #blogging

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Which style do you like to use?

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4 Common Mistakes for Online Businesses

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We all make mistakes. But some of those mistakes can hurt your online business and your reputation. Here are four common mistakes to avoid at all costs.

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Mastering Social Media for Big Brands | Search Engine Journal

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According to Social Media Examiner, 92% of marketers say that social media is important for their business. So how are brands making the most of it?

 

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This is not "the future"..  "This is NOW!"

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In todays times advertising and establishing good publicity through social media is vital for business to succeed.