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Complimentary Access to Three Oxford University Press Online Databases For Next Two Weeks | LJ INFOdocket

Complimentary Access to Three Oxford University Press Online Databases For Next Two Weeks | LJ INFOdocket | TomDowert | Scoop.it

Last week we posted that EBSCO was providing complimentary access to their version of the ERIC database (usually fee-based) for the duration of the federal government shutdown.

Today, Oxford University Press announced that they’re now offering complimentary access to three reference databases for the next two weeks. Will the shutdown be over by that time? Stay tuned.

For those who might have lost access to these resources due to the shutdown now you can continue to use them.

If you usually don’t have access to these tools, here’s a great opportunity to give these resources a good look. 


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Heather Perkinson's curator insight, October 14, 2013 5:31 PM

Unlike the EBSCO ERIC database, which Mainers can already access for free via MARVEL, these are databases we do not normally have access to. They include Oxford Reference (subject dictionaries, encyclopedias and more: http://www.oxfordreference.com/browse?btog=book&pageSize=100&sort=title), American National Biography Online, and Social Explorer.

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Economics Essays: Understanding Financial Crisis

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Servcorp’s virtual office solutions help reduce business running costs. · Mediacomment · Storify

Servcorp Singapore offers new clients the chance to experience the efficiencies of a fully featured virtual office at an even lower cost with their latest promotion of two months at half the price.

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Making an Office Desk Comfortable

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infozone's curator insight, June 12, 2013 11:25 PM

Many people have to sit at an office desk every day, leading to back and joint problems that can persist for a lifetime. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to have a comfortable workstation.


The most important piece of office equipment is the desk chair. It provides comfort and stability in the hectic office environment, and is also the best item to prevent future back pain and other problems. A soft, molding chair is ideal for someone who works on the computer all day, as it effectively moves with the sitter to provide the most protection and comfort. Some chairs are even meant to be used in conjunction with their arm rests to provide ample support for typists.


Comfort and personal health are very important when it comes to working long hours while sitting. As such, the added expense of purchasing a high-end chair is well worth the price. These tend to last for years, and mold with age when made of leather or other soft materials. A nice chair will go a long way in helping an individual enjoy their work more, boosting overall productivity.


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For those that work in a home environment or in a larger, personal office space, having a separate sitting area can be an effective method of taking a break from even the most comfortable desk chair. By having a different area to relax, it creates a personal “me-time” moment where work can take a back seat for a few minutes. This prevents the dreaded “desk lunch” and also offers additional comfort of a personal space nearby. For more creative types, having a futon or sofa can provide an area to brainstorm and dream up new ideas for projects.


A big part of doing work at a desk is the amount of light available during work hours. Darker, less lit areas tend to make people more depressive and not want to work as well as someone with a well-lit workstation. As such, opening blinds or windows to bring in fresh air is a good idea for someone with the right environment. Being able to hear birds and other forms of nature can relax the mind into becoming more productive and willing to work.


A clean desk is a happy desk, and keeping it organized goes a long way in providing a work-centric environment. Lunch should not be taken every day at the desk. Instead, eating in a communal cafeteria at a large building or at a separate sitting area is a better idea. Being sure to include breaks each day is the best way to boost creative juices and ensure that the day is productive in the best way possible.


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Measuring your Social Media with Return on Effort (ROE)

Measuring your Social Media with Return on Effort (ROE) | TomDowert | Scoop.it

The days and ways of traditional marketing are changing. While companies are still pumping hard cash into print, TV and radio ads, Social Media has become a key ingredient of any marketing plan. However, there is a major difference.


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Starting a Business: The New 'Safe' Career?

Starting a Business: The New 'Safe' Career? | TomDowert | Scoop.it
Is it really that big a gamble to start your own business? Compared with other options, maybe not.

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Pete Rose's comment, April 9, 2013 7:38 AM
I'll have to check this out!
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Thats one of the best career option going forward
Elsie Barone's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:46 PM

Very Helpful

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Social Media and Multitasking Go Hand in Hand

Social Media and Multitasking Go Hand in Hand | TomDowert | Scoop.it
The phenomenon of second screeners in the US turning to social media while watching TV has been known for some time now.

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The Great Social Customer Service Race: Top Brands Compete in a Social Response Test

The Great Social Customer Service Race: Top Brands Compete in a Social Response Test | TomDowert | Scoop.it

Few topics have dominated customer service strategy conversations like social media.

 

This trend presents a formidable challenge for companies that receive thousands–sometimes hundreds of thousands–of tweets per day. It’s impossible to expect them to respond to everything.

 

But what do they respond to, how quickly, and how well?


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Jenny Hazan's curator insight, February 14, 2013 8:09 AM

This is a fantastic insight into the use of social media in customer service. Here you will see the reaction of 14 different brands to tweets sent by 4 individuals in a systematic way of testing their ability to win the social customer service race!

 

Such an interesting read!

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, February 16, 2013 6:03 AM

I thought this study was so devastatingly important I posted Atlanticbt.com's first guest blog post: http://www.atlanticbt.com/blog/social-service-how-social-media-is-changing-customer-service/ .

The study is fascinating and devastating because it speaks to how poorly aligned even major brands are to social media marketing. Customers are having conversations to no response. 


"No response" is doubly devastating because it says, "We aren't listening and we don't care." Relationships aren't accidents they are decisions. Make the right decision and make sure your company, brand or product listens more than you talk on social media. 

Gonçalo Hall's curator insight, February 26, 2013 1:28 AM

Um excelente artigo que demonstra que na maioria dos casos, as expetativas de resposta de uma marca nas redes sociais a pedidos de apoio técnico é ainda muito reduzida. Muito trabalho tem ainda de ser feito.. 

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How HSBC Launched LinkedIn Campaign to Grow “Business without Borders” Group | LinkedSelling

How HSBC Launched LinkedIn Campaign to Grow “Business without Borders” Group | LinkedSelling | TomDowert | Scoop.it

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5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People

Great presenters understand how people think, learn, and react. In this video Dr. Weinschenk shares 5 Things from her book, "100 Things Every Presenter Needs To…

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D.j. Lisemby's comment, March 17, 2013 11:12 AM
Thanks for sharing. GOOD to be reminded!
Jonathan Rattray Clark's curator insight, April 2, 2013 5:16 PM

very good wee video on giving better presenations.

Kelli DeBellis's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:58 AM

Excellent audio/visual about presentations. Good to keep in mind in relation to training especially the idea about 20 minutes.

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Is Social Content Curation The Next "Better" Thing?

Is Social Content Curation The Next "Better" Thing? | TomDowert | Scoop.it
Social content curation has blown up in the past year, after a late start that began to show traction around 2007-2008. Pinterest continues to experience massive growth, with Wanelo nipping at its heels.

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Inés Flores GArcia's comment, March 14, 2013 12:17 AM
El Curador de Contenidos Digitales, es una de las profesiones que se vislumbra emergente para el siglo XXI
Patricia Daniels's curator insight, March 14, 2013 5:15 AM

Content curation is not just for businesses. I find it's a wonderful way to store resources for myself, my students and likeminded users. It's a great way to share and add your own insights without having to write a full blog post. I can certainly recommend it for language teachers as a means of creating an accessible repository for already filtered material. It'll save you time and you'll always have extra content at hand for those moments when you need something for five-minute-activites or additional reading for those students that are working ahead in class etc. Try it out for yourself!

Anthony Burke's curator insight, March 16, 2013 3:27 AM

Yes it is

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8 Ways Small Business Gets More Customers Online

8 Ways Small Business Gets More Customers Online | TomDowert | Scoop.it

An accountant knew potential customers were wondering how tax code changes would affect them in the coming year. He didn’t wait for these people to walk through the door or call on the phone. He went online to social media sites where these conversations were going on, and chimed in with authoritative responses—landing a lot of new customers as a result.


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Facebook to update its newsfeed, so prepare for grumbling

Facebook to update its newsfeed, so prepare for grumbling | TomDowert | Scoop.it
Ready yourself, because your facebook friends are going to start a deluge of updates like “Where is everything?! How do I delete photos now?! Aaargh facebook I hate you!” as the social network behemoth is updating its newsfeed.

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it's a national sport, it's called 'Faceranting'
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Slimming in Singapore: five easy weight loss tips

Here are some pain-free ways to blast that fat, without getting in the way of living your normal life..


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infozone's curator insight, October 15, 2013 12:06 AM

Living in a city surrounded by tempting treats where food is at the centre of pretty much every social occasion, getting rid of those last couple of kilos can be a struggle. But losing weight doesn’t have to involve gruelling gym regimes or drastic (and potentially dangerous) crash diets.

 

1. Move it to lose it

If you struggle to fit in a gym session after a long day at the office, you’re not alone. But being active is important if you want to keep your weight in check, so it’s important to move as much as you can whenever you get the chance. The smallest lifestyle adjustments go a long way.

 

Usually take the lift? Take the stairs instead. Have a habit of sending emails to colleagues who work in the same building or even room as you? Get up and have a face-to-face chat with them instead. Take the bus home? Get off a few stops early and walk the rest of the way — just 10 or 20 minutes of extra walking a day can add up over time.

 

2. Chill out

If you’ve overhauled your diet and have been slogging away at the gym but are still struggling to shift the flab in the most stubborn areas like your belly, hips or thighs, it might be time to get a little help.

 

If you don’t want to go under the knife, there are lots of non-invasive procedures to choose from too. One of the most popular weight loss therapies involves ‘freezing’ stubborn fat cells using specialist technology, helping you sculpt your body. Just make sure you look for a reputable clinic, like the Sloane Clinic, run by trained practitioners with credentials you can trust.

 

3. Banish diet saboteurs

Have a healthy diet but still can’t lose weight? It may be that the so-called diet versions of your favourite treats aren't quite as healthy as they claim to be. Food manufacturers have a habit of replacing the fat they take out of a food product with sugar so they can advertise them as being low-fat. And since sugar’s got a high glycaemic index, you’re more likely to store it as fat if you don’t burn it off.

 

And while it’s important to stay hydrated in the Singapore heat (we can often mistake thirst for hunger), lots of people don’t count the liquid calories they consume in the form of milky, sugary coffees and seemingly healthy fruit smoothies, which can contain a huge number of calories. Stick to water instead and always read the labels.

 

4. Slow down

How much attention do you really pay to the food you put in your mouth? Studies show (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18779997) it takes as long as 20 minutes for your brain to register that you’re full after you eat something. If you have a habit of wolfing down your food, you could be consuming far more calories than your body needs. Try chewing your food longer and placing your cutlery down between mouthfuls to give yourself a chance to pause.

 

Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly chews her food 13 times, and she’s certainly got a figure most women would envy. Taking your time like her and being more conscious of what you’re eating could make a big difference to your waistline and help you enjoy your food more.

 

5. Go to sleep

According to a study by employment agency Regis (http://yourhealth.asiaone.com/content/1-3-singapore-workers-sleep-deprived-study), one in every three Singaporeans is sleep deprived.

 

What does this have to do with weight loss? A lot, as it turns out. According to scientists at The University of California, Berkeley (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-michael-j-breus/sleep-weight-gain_b_3817046.html), not getting enough shut-eye could be making you fat. They found that sleep deprivation both affects the area of the brain which helps us make decisions and makes high-calorie food laden with salt and sugar even more irresistible to us.

 

So why not try heading to bed an hour earlier? You might be pleasantly surprised next time you step on the scales.

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Benefits Britain 1949; Horizon: Monitor Me –TV review

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Tom Meltzer: Does the time-travel-and-tears genre ever actually give us real insights into the past?
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A Comparison of 7 Graph Databases

A Comparison of 7 Graph Databases | TomDowert | Scoop.it
The main page of InfiniteGraph, a graph database commercialized by Objectivity, features an interesting comparison of 7 graph databases (InfiniteGraph, Neo4j, AllegroGraph, Titan, FlockDB, Dex,...
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21 Inspiring Examples of Typography in Web Design

21 Inspiring Examples of Typography in Web Design | TomDowert | Scoop.it
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Karen Goldfarb Copywriter's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:21 AM

As a copywriter (and designer at heart), I have a deep love for typography. It really dramatically affects how writing reads and its emotional impact as a graphic element. 

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Social Media Works Precicely Because Consumers Think it Doesn't

Social Media Works Precicely Because Consumers Think it Doesn't | TomDowert | Scoop.it

A few days ago, my husband looked up at me from over his laptop and said "Yahoo has a poll asking people if social media influences their buying decisions." After I smiled and chuckled a bit, I asked him what the poll "concluded."...


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Rechetana Rathore's comment, March 21, 2013 5:49 AM
Most welcome from http://vfxconsultancy.com through me.
Donald McClendon's comment, March 21, 2013 7:50 AM
Great article!
Giovanni Benavides's curator insight, March 24, 2013 11:36 PM

Group think!

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Meet Generation C: The Connected Customer

Meet Generation C: The Connected Customer | TomDowert | Scoop.it

Marketers, educators, parents, it seems that almost anyone in the Generation X or Boomer demographic is scratching their heads trying to figure out Generation Y aka the Millennial. After all, it’s the first generation to seemingly possess digital prowess as part of their DNA. And, it’s the first generation to receive both a birth certificate and a social profile or presence upon delivery into this world.


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Phyllis Smith's curator insight, April 3, 2013 7:07 PM

If you don't get up to speed with marketing to GEN Y buyers - you are missing the boat and you can forget about selling the next digital buyers of tomorrow - those adorable pre-teens and teens!

Earth To Heaven...'s comment, April 4, 2013 9:48 AM
Really true!!
Cristobal Carrasco's curator insight, April 5, 2013 12:27 AM

wouldn't it be called The ultimate target?

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Five Easy Ways To A Radical, Rocking & Revolutionary Website

Five Easy Ways To A Radical, Rocking & Revolutionary Website | TomDowert | Scoop.it

It is an excellent idea to build a website that is interactive and successful. Why build one if your goal isn’t to gain attention from viewers, other media and to get feedback from your audience? Follow these five steps to help find your website success!


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Social Media and Beyond: Building Your Digital Footprint

Social Media and Beyond: Building Your Digital Footprint | TomDowert | Scoop.it

Social media has forever altered the marketing landscape, emerging as a digital gateway into social sectors [2] previously untapped by traditional marketing methods.


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Laurent GERAY's curator insight, April 17, 2013 2:44 AM

Insterest thing around our digital footprint

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8 Ways Small Business Gets More Customers Online

8 Ways Small Business Gets More Customers Online | TomDowert | Scoop.it

An accountant knew potential customers were wondering how tax code changes would affect them in the coming year. He didn’t wait for these people to walk through the door or call on the phone. He went online to social media sites where these conversations were going on, and chimed in with authoritative responses—landing a lot of new customers as a result.


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8 Ways Small Business Gets More Customers Online

8 Ways Small Business Gets More Customers Online | TomDowert | Scoop.it

An accountant knew potential customers were wondering how tax code changes would affect them in the coming year. He didn’t wait for these people to walk through the door or call on the phone. He went online to social media sites where these conversations were going on, and chimed in with authoritative responses—landing a lot of new customers as a result.


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How HSBC Launched LinkedIn Campaign to Grow “Business without Borders” Group | LinkedSelling

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Five Easy Ways To A Radical, Rocking & Revolutionary Website

Five Easy Ways To A Radical, Rocking & Revolutionary Website | TomDowert | Scoop.it

It is an excellent idea to build a website that is interactive and successful. Why build one if your goal isn’t to gain attention from viewers, other media and to get feedback from your audience? Follow these five steps to help find your website success!


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