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Career Development

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“The Great Resignation Boom:” How To Resign Professionally

September 27, 2021 By Sam Bowman

The COVID-19 pandemic radically changed our lives, especially how we work. During the virus, many companies sent people home to work remotely and employees far and wide were generally thrilled at the change. Now that vaccines are making their rounds, companies are asking their employees to come back to work in person. Unfortunately, this shift back to normalcy is causing what many are calling the “Great Resignation.”…more »

Well Being

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How Outdoor Hobbies Can Keep You Motivated

June 30, 2021 By Sam Bowman

Ah, the great outdoors. There’s nothing like time spent in Mother Nature to help you stay motivated, focused, passionate, excited, energetic, in shape — the list goes on and on. What is it about the outdoors that makes it such an effective motivation tool? Here are just a few of the different ways that going outside can impact your mood, your mind, and your mental health for the better.…more »

Project Management

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Managing A Global Team: How To Encourage Collaboration And Communication Across Time Zones

June 21, 2021 By Sam Bowman

In order for a global team to be successful, though, you need to focus on the two C’s: collaboration and communication. Without these, your diverse remote workforce can very quickly descend into chaos. This is difficult, though — particularly when your staff may be spread across multiple time zones. This is why you need to put strategies in place that help make your business a virtual space that is not just practical for your planet-wide workers, but also a company that they want to keep contributing to.…more »

House & Home

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“Spring” Cleaning Tips For Busy Parents

May 24, 2021 By Sam Bowman

Keeping a home clean is difficult at all times. Doing so when you have kids, though, is a particularly stressful kind of clean. Not only are there more people actively destroying your living spaces, but little kids, in particular, are limited in how they can help to clean up the mess. If you’re a parent who is gearing up for some annual "spring" cleaning, it’s important to go into the process with a plan in place. Here are some tips to help you find spring cleaning success this year. …more »

House & Home

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Using Minimalist Concepts To Improve Your Living Space

March 15, 2021 By Sam Bowman

If you’ve been facing down a sub-par home for the past year or more, it’s time to do something about it. Fortunately, you don’t need to take on a huge DIY home improvement project to do so. Here are a few simple-yet-effective ways that you can use minimalism to improve your living space quickly and with minimal effort.…more »

Finance

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How Important Are Credit Scores?

December 1, 2020 By Sam Bowman

Whether you are a business owner or you want to buy a new car, if you have bad credit, you will be in for a rude awakening. While your friends and family see you for who you are, companies only know you by your credit score, and if it is low, you might have to pay more or be turned down for a loan altogether. Let’s talk about credit scores and why they are so important.…more »

Well Being

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How Mental & Physical Health Are Connected

August 31, 2020 By Sam Bowman

Physical health is often easy to manage. Most people understand how to take care of their bodies, whether they choose to or not. It’s also often easier to tell when you’re dealing with a physical problem. You might experience pain, or something just feels “off” inside. Mental health, unfortunately, can be harder for some people to recognize when it comes to basic care and noticing the signs of a problem.…more »

Productivity

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How To Stay Productive While Wedding Planning

June 23, 2020 By Sam Bowman

Planning a wedding is a massive undertaking at any time. During a pandemic, it can feel nearly impossible — especially with so many weddings literally being put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak. While quarantines may be lifting, it doesn’t change the fact that your entire wedding time table has been flipped on its head. In this article, we take a look at how you can stay productive while planning your wedding.…more »

Business

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Retail In The Post-Coronavirus Era: What Lessons Can Be Learned?

May 26, 2020 By Sam Bowman

With all that has happened around the world amidst the coronavirus pandemic, there has come a new understanding behind the way businesses and consumers function. In the short time that people have been sheltering in place and social distancing, many businesses have been forced to close their brick-and-mortar operations and some new lessons have certainly been learned. But what exactly have we learned so far and what can we do with this new information?…more »

Business

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How Businesses Can Develop A Forward-Thinking Mindset

April 20, 2020 By Sam Bowman

As a business, it’s important to be prepared for the worst. If you have an e-commerce store, you’re going to want to have solid cybersecurity established. If you’re in retail, you’ll want to have systems in place to respond when you run out of inventory. If you have a website, it’s wise to keep a current version of your site backed up and off-site at all times.…more »

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