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5 Great Ways Jogging Helped Me While I Was In Recovery

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I still remember the first time I went jogging. A good friend of mine, who had always been into fitness

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10 Fool Proof Ways to Change Your Skin and the Science Behind It

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The world of skincare is constantly changing. New products and trends aimed toward improving our complexions are popping up daily.

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Why People Thrive On Drama and How You Can Avoid Its Pitfalls

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“Conflict is drama, and how people deal with conflict shows you the kind of people they are.” Stephen Moyer Why

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Putting Pen to Paper to Relieve Workplace Stress

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Some weeks just don’t happen the way they are intended.  The train is delayed on the first day back at work

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Lynn Singer talks about “Breaking into Brilliance” on this week’s show.

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  Sometimes something or someone exceptionally talented comes my way with a creation that is spectacular. Pardon all the superlatives,

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Days When Everything Goes Right. It’s all in the attitude!

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Most of us have had a “bad” day—you know the kind—a day when everything seems to break, go wrong, get

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Getting More Active & Exercising With Your Dog

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If there are moments in your life when you blame yourself for being too lazy and passive, you should know

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3 Steps to Break Free of Small Talk

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You know that feeling when a conversation full of potential downgrades to weather-talk? When you really want to hit it

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The Importance of Upgrading Your Tools

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In Skills Development, I shared the importance of developing our skills to achieve maximum results.
Similarly, it’s important to have the best tools to achieve the best results. By tools, I mean whatever software or equipment you use for your work. For a blogger it includes your laptop and your mobile device. For a video editor it includes your editing software.
When we have inadequate tools, we need to spend extra time to offset their limitations, even if we have the best skills for the job. On the other hand, when we have the best tools (and by best, I mean the right tools), we cut down the time taken to achieve a certain result. This time can be used elsewhere on more important things.
My Experience
Back in my previous company, I had to do a lot of data mining. I remember this Nielsen software I had to use to get market data — it was usable but slow. Every click took about 10 seconds before it returned a result. Sometimes it took minutes. Sometimes it would hang.
Because of this software, I would spend countless late nights getting data. The end result — getting the reports done — was never implicated because I was always sacrificing sleep to meet them....

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How’s Your Self Esteem These Days?

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We read a lot about self esteem these days and many people struggle with it on a daily basis. They

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