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Exercising to Prepare for a Big Meeting? Not as Nuts as it Sounds

Exercising to Prepare for a Big Meeting? Not as Nuts as it Sounds | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
The idea of getting in a workout before a big presentation at work might seem counter intuitive. Surely you should be spending that time prepping for the meeting...right? This approach worked for all of your finals in school!
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The New York Times wants you to put peas in your guacamole. Nope.

The New York Times wants you to put peas in your guacamole. Nope. | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
The paper of record is enduring massive backlash over a modification to a sacred food: guacamole.
"Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us," the New York Times tweeted on Wednesday
It's as if they knew that the backlash was coming.
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Why you should consider dumping your traditional job

Why you should consider dumping your traditional job | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
79% of independent workers say they're happier without a regular job.
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6 Microbusiness Owners Share Their Biggest Challenges, And How They ... - Forbes

6 Microbusiness Owners Share Their Biggest Challenges, And How They ... - Forbes | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Sometimes I'm so busy focusing on my own small business that I don't know what's going on around me. So I asked a few of my fellow micropreneurs what their challenges have been. Do their answers ring true?
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This Is Why You Should Consider Dumping Your Traditional Job

This Is Why You Should Consider Dumping Your Traditional Job | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
79% of independent workers say they're happier without a regular job.
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How The Device You Can't Live Without Is Also Destroying Your Productivity

How The Device You Can't Live Without Is Also Destroying Your Productivity | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Decreasing attention spans aren't the only reason our smartphones take away our focus.
From open concept spaces to game rooms and coffee lounges, our workplaces are filled with distractions.
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Managing the realities of freelancing

Managing the realities of freelancing | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
As great as it is to be your own boss, freelancing has its own set of challenges to contend with. Learn what these challenges are, and how to best manage them, so you can fully enjoy the awesome benefits of the freelancer lifestyle.
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Bosses Reclassify Workers to Cut Costs

Bosses Reclassify Workers to Cut Costs | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
As scrutiny into the relationship between businesses and independent contractors rises, employers find ways to take workers off the formal payroll and lower costs.
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Three Things Self-Employed Parents Need To Know About Financial Aid - Forbes

Three Things Self-Employed Parents Need To Know About Financial Aid - Forbes | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
With the average cost of college tuition $31,231 at a private colleges and $22,958 for out of state students attending public universities, the idea of putting a child—or several—through college can be daunting to any parent.
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New Rules For Overtime Pay: Blessing Or Curse For Business?

New Rules For Overtime Pay: Blessing Or Curse For Business? | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Increasing the salary threshold for overtime benefits will help workers, but will it undercut businesses' bottom lines?
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Waste Less of Your Time in Meetings with the 10-30-50-90 Method

Waste Less of Your Time in Meetings with the 10-30-50-90 Method | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
If you’re someone that automatically schedules your meetings to be an hour long, this method of timing meetings could net you more time to get other things done.
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3 common phrases you should remove from your resume — and what to use instead

3 common phrases you should remove from your resume — and what to use instead | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Resumes don't always leave a lot of room for personality. And, as anyone who's tried to spiff up his or her resume knows, trying to tell a coherent story in bullet form is tricky.
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UPDATE - MBO Partners Releases First Look at 2015 Research on America's Independent Workforce

UPDATE - MBO Partners Releases First Look at 2015 Research on America's Independent Workforce | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2015) - MBO Partners, the largest and most experienced provider of independent contractor engagement solutions, today announced the first release of data from its 2015 State of Independence in America research.
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Take the Fear Out of Raising Your Freelance Rates by Knowing the Market

Take the Fear Out of Raising Your Freelance Rates by Knowing the Market | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Software developer Andy Adams wrote a great post on how to talk yourself into charging more for your freelance services, with rebuttals for three of the most common objections or fears we have about raising our rates.
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The American Dream is Suffering, but Americans are Satisfied: 15 Charts

The American Dream is Suffering, but Americans are Satisfied: 15 Charts | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Mike Segar / Reuters The American Dream is dead. Again. Or so goes the constant refrain in these days of polarizing politics and a still too-gradual economic recovery.
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The 20 Most Fun Self-Employed Jobs

The 20 Most Fun Self-Employed Jobs | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
What are the best jobs in the world? We're not just talking here about the best paying or the mo...
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Make Good Art: Neil Gaiman’s Advice on the Creative Life, Adapted by Design Legend Chip Kidd

Make Good Art: Neil Gaiman’s Advice on the Creative Life, Adapted by Design Legend Chip Kidd | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
"Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before."

Among the greatest commencement addresses
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A Complete Checklist for Social Media Managers (Infographic)

A Complete Checklist for Social Media Managers (Infographic) | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Although we know this social media checklist is not a one-size-fits-all list, it’s a good starting point for those who are trying to figure out how often they should perform all of their social marketing activities.
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Seth Godin’s rules for marketing in the new economy

Seth Godin’s rules for marketing in the new economy | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Are you invisible or remarkable? That's the question Seth Godin believes marketers should ask themselves, and there are 3 simple reasons why.
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How to Start Writing a Book: A Peek Inside One Writer’s Process

How to Start Writing a Book: A Peek Inside One Writer’s Process | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Three months ago I started writing a memoir.
This story has been hiding in my brain for the last decade, percolating without me knowing it.
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What Startups Can Learn From The Art Market

What Startups Can Learn From The Art Market | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
As legendary art dealer Durand-Ruel showed, generating volatility can foster creativity.
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How Buying the Local Post Office Will Help My Family Farm and Small Town Survive

How Buying the Local Post Office Will Help My Family Farm and Small Town Survive | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
I never thought farming would mean owning a post office. But looking at my community and our need to define ourselves as a place, that seems to be our family farm's next job.
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Legendary Victorian Art Critic John Ruskin on the Value of Imperfection and How Manual Labor Confers Dignity Upon Creative Work

Legendary Victorian Art Critic John Ruskin on the Value of Imperfection and How Manual Labor Confers Dignity Upon Creative Work | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
“It is only by labour that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that labour can be made happy, and the two cannot be separated with impunity.” Long before Anne Lamott admonished that perfectionism kills creativity, long before Joseph...
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New Evidence For Letting Employees Nap At Work

New Evidence For Letting Employees Nap At Work | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Sleeping on the job has measurable benefits for work performance.
Sleeping pods, mobilize! We here at Fast Company have long been proponents of napping at work to increase productivity.
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