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oDesk Changes & the Importance of Diversification

This morning, oDesk freelancers around the world awoke to an email announcing that the site—which merged with former rival Elance in early 2014—was moving forward with changes that will make oDesk more “Elance-like.” Specifically, within the ...
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Spen 20 Organizer Responds (Poorly) to Yesterday’s Debacle

In yesterday’s blog, I wrote about the Netty Edwards/Spen 20 controversy that shook the running world over the weekend. Today—a full two days after the controversy—Frank Reddington, chairman of the Spenborough & District Athletics Club and ...
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McDonald’s Latest Business Strategy: Change the Packaging

[caption id="attachment_48" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image courtesy of NNECAPA Photo Library[/caption] Suffering from sluggish sales and a poor PR image, McDonald’s has come up with a new scheme to entice diners to eat at its restaurants. ...
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Foreclosure Pets: How to Keep Your Pets When You Lose Your Home

Humans weren’t the only victims of the 2008 economic crash and subsequent “recession.” As millions of homeowners, including pet owners, lost their jobs and fell into foreclosure, animal shelters and rescues became overwhelmed with owner surrend...
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Why Hire a Professional Pet Sitter? - Upward Dog Pet Sitting

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Why in-home professional pet sitting is preferable to boarding at a kennel.
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Cow to Wow!

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In the movie Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams tries to inspire one of his prep school students, Gerard Pitts, by saying: “Mr. Pitts, rise above your name!” Well, when it comes to health and fitness, I’ve had to rise above mine.
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How Can Weight Watchers Compete Against Low-Cost and Free Apps?

Business Insider reports that Weight Watchers’ roster of active members plummeted by 15% in the fourth quarter. Things only got worse for the weight loss titan after their earnings announcement: Their shares dropped by 30%, and Credit Suisse downgr...
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Spen 20: How not to Handle a Reputation Management Crisis

[caption id="attachment_58" align="alignleft" width="179"] Photo courtesy of the Daily Mail and rossparry.co.uk[/caption] Yesterday, the distance running world exploded after Netty Edwards, 46, was pulled from the Spen 20 Road Race in Spenborough,...
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Dog Sitting & Adequate Potty Breaks

Occasionally I’ll receive inquiries from dog owners looking for someone to watch their dog, with the dog staying at home, while the owners are out of town on vacation or business. There are valid reasons why an owner may want their dog to stay at h...
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Avoid Craigslist Pet Sitter Scams

A recent incident in Boynton Beach, Florida, highlights the dangers of using Craigslist to find a pet sitter: Boynton Beach police are looking for a woman who responded to a Craigslist ad searching for a dog sitter and then stole 'Fluffy', according...
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Dealing With a Cat Allergy - Upward Dog Pet Sitting

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Possible ways of mitigating a cat allergy, without necessarily having to re-home your cat.
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