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How to thrive in challenging times

While you can't control the economy or the other forces of change, you can position yourself to survive and even thrive in challenging times.
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How to Practice the Art of Acknowledgement

How to Practice the Art of Acknowledgement | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Welcome to the art of acknowledgment. Like much art in our society, this art is at high risk of not being taught, practiced, and valued in our criticize-’em-now culture. That has to change.
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Oops!! Sorry – We Just Laid Off the Entire Staff via Email

Oops!! Sorry – We Just Laid Off the Entire Staff via Email | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Repeat after me: you should never, ever use email to communicate a major status change to your employees. Or to put it another way, don’t ever even think about terminating anyone via email.
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Hong Kong student behind Steve Jobs-Apple logo tribute lands Coca Cola ad project

Hong Kong student behind Steve Jobs-Apple logo tribute lands Coca Cola ad project | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Hong Kong design student Jonathan Mak Long, who gained global recognition last year for a unique logo tribute to Steve Jobs, has seen his career begin to take off after the young designer landed an advert for Coca Cola following his Apple success.

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Why you should stop using social reader apps

Why you should stop using social reader apps | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Dear Facebook friend, You know we can all see you, right? When you click on those articles titled "Miley Cyrus' Workout Gear Leaves Little to the Imagination" or "4 Things You Do That Kill Her Sex Drive," those show up in your friends' newsfeed.
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How Streaming Video Is Killing the DVD [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Streaming Video Is Killing the DVD [INFOGRAPHIC] | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Will the DVD die off like the LaserDisc and VHS Tape before it?
There’s a compelling case that streaming video is killing its predecessors.
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5 Etiquette Rules That Matter Now

5 Etiquette Rules That Matter Now | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The word may sound stodgy. But courtesy and manners are still essential--particularly in business. The word "etiquette" gets a bad rap. For one thing, it sounds stodgy and pretentious. And rules that are socially or morally prescribed seem intrusive to our sense of individuality and freedom.

But the concept of etiquette is still essential, especially now—and particularly in business. New communication platforms, like Facebook and Linked In, have blurred the lines of appropriateness and we're all left wondering how to navigate unchartered social territory.
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3 Things You Can Do Today to Start Living a Happier Life

3 Things You Can Do Today to Start Living a Happier Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” Eleanor Roosevelt


Happiness must not always come from big things and events. It can come from smaller, daily habits too.


So today I’d simply like to take a look at 3 quick tips and habits that help me to live a happier life. Pick one and see how it works for you.


Help someone.


Helping someone out is one of simplest but also one of the most powerful things one can do to live a happy life.


How can you help someone out? By giving them value in some form. Such forms could be:...


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Tell Twitter or Facebook Why You Love Books, Get an All-Star MP3 [VIDEO]

Tell Twitter or Facebook Why You Love Books, Get an All-Star MP3 [VIDEO] | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Pinocchio, Madeline, the Three Blind Mice, Little Red Riding Hood and a dozen other beloved storybook characters star in Reading Is Fundamental’s (RIF) latest PSA, which the organization released online Tuesday to kick off its “Book People Unite” campaign.

RIF is calling all story lovers to declare themselves “book people” by taking an online pledge and sharing why they love books.
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How to Stay Focused in a World of Distractions

How to Stay Focused in a World of Distractions | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
In our connected world, it is easy to think that the more information we have the better our chances of success. While more information can be helpful for, say, logical problem-solving, it is often useless when it comes to innovation. It’s not how a game-changing device like Apple’s iPhone is born. Steve Jobs believed as much.
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ESPN Ad Shows Why it Sucks to be Michael Jordan [VIDEO]

ESPN Ad Shows Why it Sucks to be Michael Jordan [VIDEO] | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Seriously, how much would it suck to be Michael Jordan? No, not that Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all time.
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When you share with Facebook friends, you share with all the apps they use

When you share with Facebook friends, you share with all the apps they use | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Raganwald describes a Facebook privacy-leak that's creepy even by Facebook standards. When you sign up for apps, the app-maker has the power to extract all your friends' personal info, assuming they've shared it with you. So anything you share with your friends can be hoovered up by any app they trust. If you'd prefer not to do this, there is a setting buried in the Facebook preferences, and Raganwald walks you through checking it off.
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FBI: Disinfect Your Computer Or Risk Losing Internet Access Come July - Forbes

FBI: Disinfect Your Computer Or Risk Losing Internet Access Come July - Forbes | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

The FBI is warning that hundreds of thousands of individuals could lose access to the internet come July 9 unless they disinfect and remove a malware Trojan off their computers.

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8 Habits of Highly Productive People

8 Habits of Highly Productive People | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
While your co-workers start every day enjoying a cup of coffee together in the break room, you're barely able to find time to call your doctor. While they're taking lunches, you're rushing through another meal at your desk.
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This Olympic Moms Video Will Make You Cry

This Olympic Moms Video Will Make You Cry | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
As athletes get ready to take the global stage during the London 2012 Olympic Games less than 100 days away, Procter & Gamble has released a new ad praising mothers worldwide. Press play and cue the waterworks.
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12 Most Unexpected Life Lessons from Marilyn Monroe

12 Most Unexpected Life Lessons from Marilyn Monroe | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Marilyn Monroe was a fascinating woman. From an impoverished childhood to enviable starlet status, her words ring true decades after her passing.

 

I find it tragic that many celebrities, and many of us, allow life to wrap us up and pull us down into a darkness that is overwhelming.

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30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  Nothing could be closer to the truth.  But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.
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How to Be Courageous

How to Be Courageous | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
What do you think of when you think of courage? Perhaps you think of a firefighter running into a burning building to save someone. Maybe you think of a person facing a battle with cancer or a parent fighting for their disabled child’s rights.
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20 Encouraging Quotes to Level Up Your Life

20 Encouraging Quotes to Level Up Your Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Encouraging quotes from others that have come before us are one of the best ways that we can level up our lives.
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Why Now Matters Most. | Edgy Conversations with Dan Waldschmidt

Now is what matters most. Right now. This very moment.
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30 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less

30 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Many of us attempt to measure our happiness based on the duration of certain favorable experiences in our lives.  The longer a favorable experience lasts, the happier we think we’ll be.  But the truth is, life is simply a string of small, independent moments that are always changing.  Thus, a few minutes well spent here and there can make a big difference in what we get out of life in the long-term.
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Ask Yourself These 10 Time Management Questions Today

Ask Yourself These 10 Time Management Questions Today | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Each day, we jump back into the hustle and bustle that is our lives.

We focus so much on getting things done, that we often forget to question what we are doing in the first place. As you head into your day, here are some time management questions to ask yourself…
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Why You Could Be Prosecuted for Posting Olympics Photos to Facebook

For an event being hyped by organizers as the world’s “first social media Olympics,” the summer 2012 games in London have some pretty antisocial policies.
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11 Adorable Kid-Proof Device Cases

11 Adorable Kid-Proof Device Cases | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We've found 11 delightful, interactive cases to childproof your iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
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