Melanie Ariss

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30sec Tip: Real Friends and Good Manners

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.<p>When you work with people day after day, you’re bound to make friends. If handled …

Employment

17 Quotes That Will Help You Discover Your Life's Purpose

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Why do we keep building on floodways?

It could have been done after the 2005 flood.<p>Heck, after 1995 would have been a good time to do it, too.<p>Reaction was swift and varied when the …

Don't be a social media psycho

When word got out this week of a news report that said people who don't use Facebook are often considered suspicious, and possibly even psychopaths, the first thing that came to mind was making sure the coffee I was drinking didn't come out of my nose.<p>Seriously. That much laughter. I know people …

Social media whoa: 3 things you probably didn't know

Did you know there's a limit to how many people you can follow on Instagram? Neither did I, and that inspired me to do a column on things you didn't know about your favorite social media sites. While there are many, here's more on that Instagram one and two useful bits of information for Facebook …

All of your Twitter secrets in one spreadsheet

Do you remember your first word? I don't. Knowing me, it was something silly like ketchup.<p>My first tweet? Sure, I remember that. And even if you don't, Twitter is making it easy to find out. Now anyone can request their Twitter archive for a complete history of their life on Twitter, 140 characters …

Social media shortcuts

We all have our favorite keyboard shortcuts. Ctrl+S (or Command+S on a Mac) saves, while Ctrl/Command+A selects everything. And don't forget Ctrl/Command+P to print.<p>There's a similar equivalent for your favorite social media websites, but you may not be as aware.<p>For example, you can start a new …

Facebook Home: Convenient or overwhelming?

What is Facebook Home and why do I need it? Depends on whom you ask.<p>At the unveiling last Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained Facebook Home as a "family of apps" designed to push Facebook content front and center on an Android phone. The Facebook Home website further explains that Home …

Social media first impressions: Your digital handshake

You've been preparing for that job interview for weeks. You're wearing your best suit and tie. You walk into your interviewer's office, look the person in the eye and shake hands firmly.<p>The bar is hopping and there's this cute redhead you've been dying to ask out. But you've already had one too …

To hashtag or not to hashtag

These days, hashtags are everywhere. I've seen 140-character tweets with 10 hashtags and it's even worse on Instagram. Vine has them. Pinterest has them. Tumblr has them. Recently, there's been talk of Facebook possibly implementing some system of hashtagging.<p>#Whoa #HoldOn #Please. …

Don't be 'that' person on social media

For me, following someone on social media is a lot like dating. I like to learn a little about them first before going all the way.<p>Following. Following is all the way. Sorry if you were expecting something else, but this isn't that kind of column. When I follow someone, it's because I liked what …

Life without Google Reader

When Google announced it was discontinuing Google Reader as of July 1, you would have thought someone canceled coffee. The roar of the social media crowd was deafening, and you could almost hear people scrambling to find a suitable alternative.<p>What alternative? This is Google Reader. There can't be …