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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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“Specialization is For Insects”

“Specialization is For Insects” | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Selling 20 million albums worldwide doesn’t mean you’ve found your creative niche.
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Dronies Are The New Selfies

Make way in your Instagram feed for flying-camera panoramas.
Squishing yourself into a cameraphone frame with your bestie is so early 2014. Why rely on your outstretched arm when you can include a sweeping vista and aerial approach to your selfie?
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This Summer's 50 Most Surprising Flexible Jobs

This Summer's 50 Most Surprising Flexible Jobs | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Think that few jobs allow you to work from home or offer part-time hours? You'd be surprised by the many flexible opportunities out there now.
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The Biggest Pitfalls of Long-Term Goals (and How to Beat Them)

The Biggest Pitfalls of Long-Term Goals (and How to Beat Them) | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
If you set your mind to it, you can achieve most short-term goals, like losing weight in a few months. Future targets are much more difficult, like where you see yourself three years down the line. Before you set off on these long-term goals, it's good to know what pitfalls you can expect and mentally prepare for them.
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The Secret to That Potato-Salad Kickstarter Campaign's Success

The Secret to That Potato-Salad Kickstarter Campaign's Success | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Much has been written about Zack “Danger” Brown’s potato salad Kickstarter, a jokey but earnest request for $10 in donations that brought in more than $50,000.
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How to Maintain Your Sanity If You're Self-Employed or Freelancing

How to Maintain Your Sanity If You're Self-Employed or Freelancing | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Sometimes, simply telling yourself that you'll do all this isn't enough motivation to actually do it. It helps to put it all down on a list so that you have a reminder of what you set out to do and why....
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Photographer Brings Spam Emails to Life

Photographer Brings Spam Emails to Life | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Photojournalist Cristina De Middel took a bunch of annoying spam emails and brought them to life.
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The Biggest Thing Standing Between You and Success

Hint: It's not money or time--even though you could probably use more of both.
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Rand Paul: Less Government, More Sharing Economy - The Daily Nuze

Rand Paul: Less Government, More Sharing Economy - The Daily Nuze | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Rand Paul: Less Government, More Sharing Economy - Who will be the GOP nominee in 2016? I don't know, but I have a... http://t.co/caF6ycGoJC
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A Look at the Economy of the Future (Motiongraphic)

A Look at the Economy of the Future (Motiongraphic) | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
The digital revolution means that marginal costs of production are approaching zero in many industries. Here’s what it means going forward.
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The Friends That Play Together, Stay Together

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Swiss photographers Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini have released a series of pictures — and a corresponding book — titled Hobby Buddies, which examine people who are pursuing a common cause or shared ideas They staged scenes that are both...
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3 Twitter Lessons From Brands That Have a Grip on Their Followers

3 Twitter Lessons From Brands That Have a Grip on Their Followers | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Twitter users: Have you noticed a trend? Has anything about the way companies are tweeting these days caught your eye? It seems that brands are doing a Twitter marketing about-face.
In other words, brand communications on Twitter are looking up.
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The Incredible Networker: How Comic Book Pros Use Social Media to Score Gigs | The Freelancer, by Contently

The Incredible Networker: How Comic Book Pros Use Social Media to Score Gigs | The Freelancer, by Contently | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
There will always be value in going to conventions and networking in person, yet these days, indie comic book creators lean heavily on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks to connect with talent. Not only that, but social media has become a key tool for helping indie comic book creators learn the ins and outs of the business.
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Headphones Are Shortening Your Career

Headphones Are Shortening Your Career | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
The more you disconnect from the place your ideas come from, the less likely you are to send them back into it.
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90% of freelancers specialize to get more clients

90% of freelancers specialize to get more clients | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
As a creative, entrepreneurial sort of person, you probably have more skills than you market. And this is good. While marketing yourself as a jack or jill-of-all-trades broadens the number of potential clients you could work with, it can also make your marketing scattered, your value propositions hazy, and may give the impression that you’re a master of none. A recent study by Career Advisory Board and MBO Partners revealed that 90% of freelancers felt that having relevant technical skills and a specialty within their field made them more successful. When respondents were asked what advice they would offer to ...
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J.R.R. Tolkien on Fairy Tales, Language, the Psychology of Fantasy, and Why There’s No Such Thing as Writing “For Children”

J.R.R. Tolkien on Fairy Tales, Language, the Psychology of Fantasy, and Why There’s No Such Thing as Writing “For Children” | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
"Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else ... may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage
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Forget Cubicles: This Office Replaces Desks With A Giant Rock To Climb

Forget Cubicles: This Office Replaces Desks With A Giant Rock To Climb | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
With nooks and crannies to help you get creative with your positioning, you'll no longer have to choose between sitting or standing while you work.
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A Game So Limitless, Even the Creators Can't Quite Describe It

A Game So Limitless, Even the Creators Can't Quite Describe It | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Ask Hohokum's two creators to describe their game, and they actually get kind of stumped.
"We always try to dodge the question, and just give them a controller and let them play," Hohokum co-creator Ricky Haggett said.
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13 Things Successful Millennials Do In Their Spare Time - Business Insider

13 Things Successful Millennials Do In Their Spare Time - Business Insider | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Flickr/Ivan BanduraThey spend time outside.We all define "success" differently, but most millennials associate it with happiness, good health, a strong soc...
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Why a Little Self-Delusion Is a Good Thing

Why a Little Self-Delusion Is a Good Thing | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Being a bit over-optimistic about your own abilities is not only common but useful, claims the author of a new book.
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C.S. Lewis on Suffering and What It Means to Have Free Will in a Universe of Fixed Laws

C.S. Lewis on Suffering and What It Means to Have Free Will in a Universe of Fixed Laws | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
“If human souls affected one another directly and immaterially, it would be a rare triumph of faith and insight for any one of them to believe in the existence of the others.” If the universe operates by fixed physical laws, what does it mean for...
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How A Balanced Workplace Culture Can Support Your Mission

How A Balanced Workplace Culture Can Support Your Mission | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Leila Janah runs three social enterprise companies simultaneously by applying the same "grit, grace, and optimism" to both work and life.
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An Experienced Freelancer's Guide to Finding Clients

An Experienced Freelancer's Guide to Finding Clients | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
When you decide to pursue freelance work, you might not have a clue how to actually find clients.
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Living the Simple Life

‘A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.’ ~Henry David Thoreau
By Leo Babauta
For almost 9 years now, I’ve been learning to live a simple life.
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This Is the Right Way to 'Tell Me About Yourself'

This Is the Right Way to 'Tell Me About Yourself' | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
The hour of your big interview has arrived, and you know you’re going to nail it. You’ve done your research and memorized your talking points.
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