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10 Essential Ways to Hack Your Life (Instead of Letting Life Hack You)

10 Essential Ways to Hack Your Life (Instead of Letting Life Hack You) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
1. Stop waiting for things to change – change yourself NOW! 
Most often that means changing your attitude!
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7 Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Day

7 Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Day | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Some days, just don’t seem to go right. Maybe you get into an argument with your partner, or end up yelling at the kids. Or perhaps work goes badly -- you make a silly mistake, or accidentally delete the file you were working on.
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The Truth About Piles and Your Productivity

The Truth About Piles and Your Productivity | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
I was in a client’s office recently as they were getting ready for a meeting.
They were looking for a document. (Actually, they were frantically looking for a piece of paper.)
I asked if could help.
As they moved piles around their desk, they replied, “No… I put it right here. I know where it is.”
Apparently not.
Five minutes later, they gave up looking for the document and headed off to a meeting (late!) without their reference materials.
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7 Signs That You're Way Too Busy

7 Signs That You're Way Too Busy | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
“Busy” used to be a fair description of the typical schedule. More and more, though, “busy” simply doesn’t cut it.
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Death by Desk Job: How to Fight It [INFOGRAPHIC]

Death by Desk Job: How to Fight It [INFOGRAPHIC] | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Your desk job can kill you. At the very least, it will likely make you fatter, sicker and more stressed out than a job that doesn’t require sitting down and hunching over a keyboard for a third of the day.
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Disco Legend Donna Summer Dead at 63: A Digital Tribute

Disco Legend Donna Summer Dead at 63: A Digital Tribute | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Donna SummerDisco Legend Donna Summer died early Thursday due to complications from lung cancer.
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Google Search Just Got 1,000 Times Smarter

Google Search Just Got 1,000 Times Smarter | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Starting today, a vast portion of Google Search results will work with you to intuit what you really meant by that search entry. Type in an ambiguous query like “Kings” (which could mean royalty, a sports team or a now-cancelled TV show), and a new window will appear on the right side of your result literally asking you which entity you meant. Click on one of those options and your results will be filtered for that search entity.
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9 Things No One Wants to Regret When They’re Older

9 Things No One Wants to Regret When They’re Older | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The things you didn’t do when you had the chance.  That priceless relationship you neglected.  Those important words you left unspoken…

Every one of us has experienced feelings of regret.  But it’s not too late to set things straight.  We’re still here breathing.  Right now we have an opportunity to change our future.  Right now we can choose to erase regret from our later years.
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Why Almost Isn't Good Enough. | Edgy Conversations with Dan Waldschmidt

WHY ALMOST ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH.
Almost isn’t good enough.

If you almost got the job that really means you didn’t make the final cut.

If you almost won first place that really means you ended up losing.

If you almost finished the job that means you really left your mission incomplete.

If you almost care that really means you don’t care at all.

If you’ve almost did the right thing that really means you ended up doing the wrong thing.

If you have almost made it in time that really means you ended up being late.

If you almost figure it out that really means you still have questions and unsolved problems.
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Public Service Announcement: Your Phone DOES Shut Off (And So Do These Other Things)

Public Service Announcement: Your Phone DOES Shut Off (And So Do These Other Things) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Due to the widespread confusion and misinformation on the following subjects, please take a few moments of your time to alert yourself to the following:
It’s Okay to Unplug…
Your phone.
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Your Smartphone is Being Targeted. How to Reduce Your Risk

Your Smartphone is Being Targeted. How to Reduce Your Risk | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The world is a dangerous place. No matter how safe you think you are, there's always someone, or something, lurking, waiting to strike at any given moment.
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How to Send Anything to Your Kindle for Later Reading

How to Send Anything to Your Kindle for Later Reading | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
So you've loaded up your Kindle with free books, but you have a few other non-book documents you'd like to read on it. Here are some easy ways to send any web article, PDF, or document straight to your Kindle (or smartphone with the Kindle app).
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The Top 3 Skills You Need to Bounce Back From Anything

The Top 3 Skills You Need to Bounce Back From Anything | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Resiliency is a hot topic these days and for good reason. Not only do we have the usual setbacks in our everyday lives, but the global economy has many of us spinning as well.

So, how can you bounce back from everything from the dog vomiting on your shoe to job loss to foreclosure? While there are many aspects to resiliency, here are the three top skills for you to use:
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On Facebook, deleting an app doesn’t delete your data from their system

On Facebook, deleting an app doesn’t delete your data from their system | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Facebook announced some intended changes to its data use policy to "enhance transparency", according to a Friday post on its Facebook and Privacy page. The updates include better explanations, examples, and "tips" denoted in the text with a lightbulb, as well as some revelations about how third parties deal with users' data.

In the revised data use policy, Facebook makes explicit that any time one of your Facebook friends starts using an app, game, or partner website (that, is a site where you can log in using Facebook credentials), Facebook hands that service all of the "publicly available" information on that user. Information that is always publicly available only includes basic stuff like your name or cover photo, but users can have their entire profile publicly available, and thus handed to a service.
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Deadly Meetings in the Workplace

Deadly Meetings in the Workplace | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
When it comes to meetings, co-workers can be deadly. Among the biggest offenders are naysayers and co-workers who wander off-topic. To boost productivity, some managers take extreme measures.
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‘Who Was Steve Jobs’ Book Released

‘Who Was Steve Jobs’ Book Released | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The well-known “Who Was” series is aimed at children and has featured inventors and innovators like Walt Disney, Jim Henson, and Dr. Seuss.

Now the series also includes a biography on Apple’s famous co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs.
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The Kindle Best Sellers that are currently Free

The Kindle Best Sellers that are currently Free | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Zero Dollar Books will help discover Kindle best sellers that are available as free downloads for your Kindle, PC or Mac. You can also download and read these Kindle books in your browser without requiring any software or mobile apps. All you need is a free Amazon.com account.
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9 Childhood Rules Best Forgotten by Adults

9 Childhood Rules Best Forgotten by Adults | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
I recently read a story about how we get pulled into yesterday each time we follow the sage advice of our parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents.
Do you ever find yourself — at 30, 40, or 50 years of age — still carrying through on that advice?
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15 Minutes to Workplace Sanity

15 Minutes to Workplace Sanity | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Ever have one of those days when you’re just completely overwhelmed? Too much to do, not enough time. Deadlines looming (or whizzing past), phone ringing, emails pinging.
Just everyday life for a lot of us.
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Facebook to Stream Best Movie of All Time

Facebook to Stream Best Movie of All Time | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Grab some popcorn and your laptop. Facebook users on Wednesday night will be treated to a one-night only screening of the classic film Casablanca, which will be streamed from the film’s brand page.
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The 9-5 Guide to Staying Active

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Matt Madeiro of Make Every Day Count.
Let’s see if this rings any bells.
When the clock hits 8, I sit.

I plop back in my rolling chair, crack open the laptop on my desk, and spend the next nine hours with my butt glued firmly to seat. I stand on occasion to step into the bathroom, but I’m back to my post again shortly thereafter — hunched over, bleary-eyed, and nursing my coffee like it’s the greatest thing since toilet paper (I make no claims to the contrary).
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101 Timeless Lessons Life Teaches

101 Timeless Lessons Life Teaches | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
What has life taught you?  Think about all the things you would love to tell yourself if you could travel back in time to give your younger self some advice about life.

This is what our sister site, Everyday Life Lessons, is all about.  Here’s a fresh sample of our favorite life lessons that were recently published on the site:

1. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.
2. In life, you usually get what you ask for, but it rarely comes in the package you think it’s supposed to come in.
3. Never let one bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.
4. Just because today is a terrible day doesn’t mean tomorrow won’t be the best day of your life.  You just got to get there.
5. Tell the truth, or eventually someone will tell it for you.  Read The Four Agreements.
6. A mistake is an accident.  Cheating and lying are not mistakes.  They are intentional choices.
7. Sometimes the person you want most is the person you’re better off without.
8. Some people cannot stand that you’re moving on with your life, and so they will try to drag your past to catch up with you.  Do not help them by acknowledging their behavior.  Keep moving forward.
9. Surround yourself with positive people who are going to push you toward greatness.  Eliminate those who are trying to keep you from it.
10. Don’t let something that doesn’t matter cause you to lose something that does.
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9 Great Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

9 Great Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
There’s nothing like waking up the day before Mother’s Day 2012 not having any clue what you are going to get for the lady that put up with you for so many years.
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New ‘Facebook Terms and Policies Hub’ Answers Your Policy Questions

New ‘Facebook Terms and Policies Hub’ Answers Your Policy Questions | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Facebook, infamous for its changing policies and confusion among users about what they’re getting themselves into when they use the world’s largest social network, has finally aggregated all its terms and policies under the same roof.
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