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15 Tips to Make Writing Less Hellish

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Not everyone who writes for a living always enjoys writing.<p>Writing can be a tedious and frustrating task: Staring at a blank screen, knowing what you want to write but being unable to call up the proper words.<p>Canadian author Ann-Marie MacDonald says, …

25 Simple Lifehacks

When scheduling an interview, ask what times the employer is interviewing and try to be first or last.<p>... Put a mirror behind you at the counter. This way, angry customers who approach you will have to see themselves in the mirror behind you, and the chances of them behaving irrationally lowers …

Body Language

What is a Work Breakdown Structure - Workbreakdownstructure.com

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)<p>A work breakdown structure (WBS) is a key project deliverable that organizes the team's work into manageable sections. …

Voices on Project Management

<b>Award-Winning Metrics For 2018</b><p>by Kevin Korterud<p>What are the best metrics for determining if a project is about to experience schedule, budget or …

Essentials of Successful Project Schedule Planning: Part I

Categories: Project Planning<p>Technically speaking, the project schedule is a key project planning component. But practically speaking, simply creating …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Prince Charles

12 Of The Most Remarkable Caves On Planet Earth

Virgin cave systems comprise some of the last unexplored regions on our planet. Late last year, for the first time ever, a group of cavers photographed a cave in China that's so vast it even has its own weather system.<p>But for those who deem caving — or spelunking — a little too adventurous, …

Mark Twain

Japan 101: Cities, Temples & the Great Outdoors

Japan may be a smaller country, but in this archipelago of 6,852 islands, there’s no shortage of urban delights and natural sights, with enough …

Japan

Put these 10 countries on your travel list for 2014

SOME OF THE PLACES below make the list because they’re hosting mega-events in 2014; others are included simply because they’re awesome and I’m dying …

Costa Rica

10 New Skills You Can Learn in 6 Months

If you're entering the job market or a new industry, you may find your resume lacking in skills and experience — especially if you just graduated …

How to Create a Positive Attitude | Inc.com

A positive attitude--optimism, expectancy, and enthusiasm--makes everything in business easier. A positive attitude boosts you up when you're down and supercharges you when you're already "on a roll."<p>Here's how to cultivate a positive attitude, regardless of what's happening at work, based upon a …

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Images of Saturn From the Cassini Mission

Launched in 1997, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spent seven years traveling to Saturn before spending the past nine-and-a-half years orbiting the massive planet, making scientific observations and returning thousands of gorgeous otherworldly images. Saturn has more than 150 known moons and the most …

Мы и погода: состязание безумных — National Geographic Россия

Общемировой ущерб от стихийных бедствий в 2011 году составил, по некоторым оценкам, 150 миллиардов долларов США — почти на 20 процентов больше, чем …

Stunning Portraits of Fish

Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich< a> makes great shots of Siamese Fighting Fishes. Impressive photos that highlight the beauty of this …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …