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Emily Post Institute updates business etiquette

<b>New York</b> --<p>Much has changed about workplace and business etiquette since Emily Post was dispensing advice herself.<p>Post died in 1960, but her family has carried on her love of good manners through the Emily Post Institute in Burlington, Vt. The latest from the Posts is a third edition of "The …

Social Media

The 8 Worst Countries In The World To Work

The index measures each country against 97 indicators such as a right to strike, freedom of association, severity, and murder or disappearance. The countries were then given numerical ratings for each of these indicators and were ranked with a final score of 1-5 with 1 being best and 5+ being worst.<p>…


6 Simple Tools to Help You Visualize Your Company's Data | Inc.com

There is too much data to manage these days. A constant stream of sales-management stats, website analytics, and data points from social-media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.<p>The following data dashboards are designed to help you make sense of it all. They do the work of crunching the numbers so …


Making This One Change To Your Commute Could Save You Nearly $8,000 A Year

According to a new infographic from Mint.com, swapping your car or train ride for a bicycle could not only make you fitter, but richer.<p>As National Bike Month winds down, the personal finance site gathered stats on the cost of cars, the price of commuting, and the benefits of bikes. Cycling to work …

Personal Finance

3 Brands That Are Driving The Future of Social-Mobile Shopping

<i>Franklin Morris is a Senior Writer for Rackspace Digital, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>Think about the last time you made a purchase—whether a new pair of shoes or a flat screen TV. Did you buy from your smartphone or your laptop? Did you engage in social-mobile shopping by …

7 Things Buyers Love And Sellers Fail To Mention

If your home has commercial-grade European appliances, sits on acres of land, or is in the most prestigious neighborhood in town, it’s pretty easy to know what to lead with in your marketing when selling your home. But if you have a normal house in a normal neighborhood, there could very well be …

Aliens Exist And Will Be Found Pretty Soon, Say Scientists

It used to be that if you asked an astronomer if there was intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, you’d get some sort of hedged response involving the vastness of the universe and statistical probabilities that you’d expect from a diligent scientist.<p>I’ve asked this question recently of a few …

5 Lessons I Learned From Starting My Own Business

From the ground-up, check out how one startup built momentum, a team, and tough skin against the naysayers.<p>Building a startup takes a long time: it’s been seven years since I first came up with the idea for my startup, a graphic design program Canva.<p>At the time I was teaching design at university …


Here's The Salary You Have To Earn To Buy A Home In These 12 Major US Cities

Mortgage website HSH.com analyzed median home prices and interest rates for common 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages, as well as property taxes and insurance costs, to figure out how much money it would take to pay a home's mortgage principal, taxes, and insurance — and how much you would have to earn …

Real Estate

10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read Before Starting Up (Infographic) | Inc.com

Save this book list for a rainy day. Here are some great read recommendations for entrepreneurs from team-building and corporate events agency, TravelOutThere.


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