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Will Canada become America's cannabis capital?

Plans to legalise recreational marijuana in Canada have those south of the border worried they’ll lose their lead in the emerging pot industry<p>He may be the chief executive of Denver’s largest marijuana dispensary, ground zero for America’s fastest growing industry, but Andy Williams struggles with …

Family Business

6 Minimalist Steps to Turning Your Blog into a Profitable Business

When I was first taking the steps to turn my blog into an online business, I was trying everything. Facebook Ads, guest posting, being on every platform; you name it, I did it!<p>Only problem was, doing everything to build my business quickly wore me out. Not only that, but I didn't know what was …

I Started Posting Personal Updates on LinkedIn. Here's What Happened

Discover why getting more "personal" (with a few important caveats!) on LinkedIn can be great for business.<p>There's little doubt that standing out from the crowd on LinkedIn has become more difficult than ever.<p>With 420 million members in 200 countries, and with two new members being added every …

Legal Services

5217 is a time management app designed to make you more productive at work

A post on The Muse about the best way to balance work and break time got quite a bit of attention when it was published in the summer of 2014. In what is essentially a variation of the Pomodoro Method, the article touts the Rule of 52 and 17. Reportedly, the most productive workers are those who …

Sexism in advertising: What Canadian men and women find unacceptable

For advertisers, job number one is to sell, not to tackle social issues. But recently, some ads are doing both: betting on their ability to win over consumers by being progressive, as well as persuasive.<p>Brands have won attention for championing young girls' confidence; tackling the stereotypes …

10 Most Important WordPress Plugins

Regardless of how big a given brand is, chances are A) the company has a blog and B) they use WordPress, what with one-fourth of all websites now using the WordPress platform.<p>WordPress software allows users to create a free website on a platform that can be created without the use of any …

Google Analytics

To Create a Better To-Do List, Try This Technique

Stay focused and zoned in on the tasks at hand.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I don’t necessarily consider myself a great multitasker. In fact, I find it pretty difficult to do more than one thing at one time. Let’s …

Time Management

How To Start A Profitable Blog: Insights Into Building Your Own Website

Are you looking to find more rewarding work, pick up some extra consulting opportunities, make friends with like-minded people from all over the …

3 Productivity Hacks That Will Completely Change the Way You Work

Starting work is painful. That never goes away, but you can get better at facing it, just like you can get better at playing the piano or julienning carrots.<p><i>What tips or hacks have saved you the most time or energy in your life? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where</i> …

Time Management

11 tips for creating (or changing) a logo that can grow with your company

If your new logo design causes even a fraction of the confusion that Uber's recent rollout did, you might want to take a step back and consider …

The Best Music for Staying Productive at Work, Backed by Science

Research explains how music affects your productivity.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>Music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity. But does music itself help one to create?<p>It's a question worth asking, since music has increasingly become a part of the modern-day …

Flute

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

Creativity

7 Insights From Psychology Known to Boost Workplace Productivity

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no longer practical for any organization to measure productivity simply with numbers or to hold everyone on the team to the same standard. Behavioral economics and psychology tell us that people react differently to …

Employee Engagement

99 Tools To Enhance Your Freelance Lifestyle

The world of freelancing is incredibly competitive, even now more than ever. If you want to be successful as a freelancer in the 21st century, you …

Project Management

It’s time to join the second-job economy

I think it's time you got another job. Not a new job, but a second job.<p>The majority of you reading this are slaves to your employer. They are your lifeline to creating the life that you don't even truly want because you want more – you want better. Despite wanting a better life, without your …

7 Daily Rituals Successful People Use to De-Stress and Stay Productive

If you feel that stress is affecting your work, health, and well-being, you are not alone. Here are some tips on how to de-stress that actually work.<p>Today most of us are expected to do more with less. We lead lives that are more demanding on every front--work, family, social, health--with little …

Success

How to Start a Freelance Business and Keep Your Day Job: 10 Steps

A comprehensive guide to starting a successful side business before you make your startup dream a full-time reality.<p>You want to start a business. You need to start a business. But you're not quite ready to quit your job and take the plunge.<p>Don't feel bad--here's one reason you should feel that …

Small Business

12 Easy Ways to Get Over Your Laziness

Stop making excuses for why you cannot get it done and start focusing on all the reasons why you must make it happen, here are 12 easy ways to overcome your laziness so you can reach your goals.<p>Being highly productive isn't a natural talent for everyone. Some of us have a naturally strong work …

Procrastination

The Top 10 Industries For Freelancers

The most in-demand industries for freelancers probably aren’t what you’d think, which presents a new challenge for building skills.<p>As the freelance economy continues to grow, a number of industries have emerged as top employers, and they may not be the ones you typically associate with …

Employment

3 science-backed ways to combat procrastination

Procrastination has been the bane of our existence for hundreds of years. But although procrastinators are often thought of as having poor time management, research suggests they really have a problem with regulating their emotions.<p>As Joseph Ferrari, a professor of psychology at DePaul University, …

Your assumptions about Native Americans and alcohol are wrong

That widely held assumption that Native Americans drink way more than other groups?<p>Not really accurate, according to a study published this week in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Researchers found that Native Americans are more likely than white counterparts to abstain from alcohol …

Why People Post Annoying Status Updates on Facebook

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Social Media

5 Indications That 'Side-Gigging' Is More Than a Fad

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>In recent months, the media has labelled the rise of traditionally employed workers taking on …

The Productivity Hacks Of 12 Successful People

The secret to working more efficiently isn’t about working more or less, but smarter. So we asked 12 successful people how they do it.<p>If you find yourself getting easily overwhelmed by emails, struggling to keep your eyes open at your desk, or constantly getting distracted by coworkers, chances …

Time Management

Facebook's HR chief recommends this business book to all new managers

When Facebook's VP of People was starting out as a manager for a startup in 1999, she picked up a copy of the newly released guide to management, "First, Break All the Rules."<p>It didn't take long for the book, by Gallup analysts Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, to become a bestseller, but as …

The Giant Achievement Method [and free worksheet]

Robin Sharma walks you through a procrastination-destroying, confidence-unleashing, results-awakening methodology that will generate explosive …

A guide to rapid prototyping with Photoshop CC

There are now plenty of prototyping tools and methods that will help you create website mockups quickly and easily. You may not realise it, but …

Graphics

Two Simple Ways To Manage Time Effectively

I have been asked many times to help senior people with time management strategies. It seems that regardless of profession or type of industry, many people feel the need to add to their time management skills as they are constantly drowning in workload.<p>We can all relate to the ever increasing …