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How to Outsource All the Worst Chores in Your Life

Mowing the lawn, sorting your laundry, buying paper towels and produce—while not exactly the most stimulating tasks, it’s essential that they get …

20 Successful People Tell You Their Working Skills

We all admire people who’ve succeeded in their field – successful people who we all admire. We want to be like them, be as rich as them. Sometimes, …

The 25 Absolute Best Money-Saving Travel Tips Ever

Want the best prices on flights, hotel rooms, cruises, and rental cars? Free upgrades? The fastest way through airport security? The smartest way to …

5 Ways Your Health Can Impact Your Financial Well-Being

Lose weight. Save more. Spend less. Be a gym rat—and actually like it.<p>These are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions, with many people …

How to Ask for an Introduction

One of the easiest ways to up your chances of getting an interview is to score a referral or introduction through someone you know. Asking for an …

4 Simple Brainstorming Techniques To Help Write Killer Content

Brainstorming is supposed to be about harnessing the power of thinking outside the box to solve that impossible problem. It’s the magic that helps …

Creativity

4 Reasons Why You Should Break Free From Being 'Too Busy'

“Somewhere around the end of the 20th century, busyness became not just a way of life but a badge of honor,” Brigid Schulte writes in <i>The Washington</i> …

North Dakota

What are the best day-to-day time-saving hacks?

Marius Ursache<br>I've been testing and adjusting various productivity techniques for the past five years, read lots of books (most of them repeating) …

How to turn your entire team into brand evangelists

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

5 Ways to Create a Work-Life Balance in Your Small Business

Small business owners are known to have busy schedules, many different responsibilities, and a steady flow of important decisions to make. Despite …

Small Business

5 Secrets to Achieving and Maintaining Work-Life Balance

In a world where more and more people find themselves working in roles that could be considered “always on” jobs, how do people achieve and maintain …

Work-life Balance

Forget the office perks and show how you really care

Sorry, but free M&M's just aren't going to cut it anymore.<p>Early in Google's heyday, much was made of the company's fun and loose corporate culture: the massage chairs, foosball tables and of course, cafeterias offering up free food with snack closets full of gratis goodies, including M&M's.<p>Such …

Life-work balance tops salary

Work-life balance has overtaken salary as the No 1 factor New Zealand professionals look for in a job, according to a survey by recruitment firm …

11 Incredible Coworking Statistics That Will Make You Leave Your Cubicle (Infographic)

Coworking spaces are great for productivity and work-life balance. They help entrepreneurs feel more confident, tap into huge networks and innovate with other like-minded people.<p>The people at Wix and Officevibe put together an infographic for a webinar that they're hosting with a couple of …

3 steps to a better work-life balance

In the rush of office life, work-life balance can be easy to look past, but companies do so at their peril.<p>For any entrepreneur with a business to grow, passion is a prerequisite. However, even something as important as passion needs to be counterbalanced. It may not seem intuitive when you're …

Work-life Balance

A Social Media Plan to Build Brand Loyalty

Think back to the last time you visited your local mall. Whether it be an addition to your wardrobe, some new electronics or a new piece of …

Public Relations

Motivating Your Employees While on a Budget

By Ta'Rikah Jones<p>Share on:<p>Your employees are your most important asset, so it’s critical to keep them happy and motivated to work their hardest each …

Tune Raises $27M To Unify Mobile Marketing Data

Tune, a company that bills itself as “the enterprise platform for mobile marketing,” is announcing that it has raised $27 million in Series B funding.<p>Founded by twin brothers Lucas and Lee Brown (pictured above with CEO Peter Hamilton), Tune was previously known as HasOffers — it rebranded last …

Mesmerizing Mandalas Made From Flowers and Vegetables

For <i>Danmala</i>, Arizona-based artist Kathy Klein constructs vibrant mandalas from organic materials, including flowers and produce gathered from her …

Digital Art

101 Powerful Zen Sayings and Proverbs to Live By

Buddhaimonia.“The world is its own magic.” - Shunryu Suzuki When I was first introduced to Zen, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. …

3 Best Practices For Effective Business Networking

Businesses have a love-hate relationship with networking: It takes time and effort, but it can also beget some great rewards. Here are three ways to keep your company on top of its networking game.<p>Business networking is essentially marketing ourselves to our professional community.<p>In my 10+ years …

The 7 types of people you need in your network

Analyzing your network<p>Analyze your current network to determine what individuals and types of contacts you need to add. Begin by developing a list of …

Want to be happy? Be grateful

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And …

Happiness