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MacTrast Deals: HoudahSpot 4: Family License for Mac

- Apr 15, 2017<p>Never lose an important file on your Mac ever again with a HoudahSpot 4: Family License!<p>HoudahSpot 4: Family License — Never Misplace A …

How I added four hours of battery life to my smartphone every day for free

I’ve had big-time battery drain issues on my last three iPhones. I just figured it was my fault — maybe I’m too addicted to apps, take too many photos, or just use my phone too much?<p>It’s an issue I’ve gone to Apple for help with many times. But the Genius’s — Apple's retail support — were …

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Libby can give you access to tons of free books and audiobooks on your phone with just your library card

Those of us with a library card now have another means of easily accessing the local library’s free eBook and audiobook collection. OverDrive, a …

13 Questions You Should Ask When Developing Your Personal Brand - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

<i>What is the #1 question I should ask myself as I try to figure out what my personal brand stands for?</i><p>The following answers are provided by the Young …

7 Things All Interviewers Want To Know About Your Brand

Your career brand is multifaceted and the good news is that, once defined, it can be shared with interviewers in many ways. Which is more good news, …

Build Your Career Master Plan with a Mind Map

A career plan is a map that guides you to where you really want to go professionally. While there are several approaches to career planning and …

How The World Sees You: Lessons In Personal Branding

Curious To Know Why You Should Invest Time And Energy Into Your Personal Branding?<p>I began my career as a copywriter, finding the best words to …

What Good Sales People Know About Personal Branding That Everyone Should

<b>Personal Branding is not a new concept.</b><p>We used to call it building a good reputation and being clear on the direction you wanted your career to go. Then the age of digital dawned, and personal branding was taken to a whole new level. It's no longer just about the real life version of you. It's also …

Personal Branding

4 Ways Your Brand Can Become a True Thought Leader — The Content Strategist

As buzzwords go, few phrases curl writers’ faces into snickers and eye rolls as consistently as “thought leadership.” But what <i>do</i> you call the content …

OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 Will Now Let You Record Your Screen

App developers and downloaders rejoice! Apple will at last let you record your iOS device screen just by plugging it in via your Lightning …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

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Retirement: A third have less than $1,000 put away

Most people aren't trying to figure out how much they'll need in their golden years.<p>Most people have very little tucked away for retirement, and many aren't even trying to figure out how much they'll need later in life, a new national survey reveals.<p>About 36% of workers have less than $1,000 in …

More U.S. workers are confident of a comfortable retirement

The portion of Americans who are confident in their ability to retire comfortably has risen modestly from an all-time low, but more than one-third of people have less than $1,000 stashed away for their later years, according to a new survey.<p>The portion of Americans who are very confident they can …

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

Which Behaviors Must Leaders Avoid?

If you want to empower, engage, or motivate others, don’t just focus on increasing your positive behaviors. Pay attention to what you need to <i>stop</i> doing as well. Why? Because people remember the bad more than the good. To quote from a previous HBR article, How to Play to Your Strengths, “Multiple …

6 Things Really Compelling Leaders Do

Many leaders can inspire, but strong leaders move people to action. Here's what makes them special.<p>Every day you encounter leadership: Some are trying to master it; others are simply trying to be good followers. Examples of leadership both good and bad are all around whether you actually recognize …

Develop Strategic Thinkers Throughout Your Organization

In study after study, strategic thinkers are found to be among the most highly effective leaders. And while there is an abundance of courses, books, articles and opinions on the process of strategic planning, the focus is typically on an isolated process that might happen once or twice per year. In …

How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically

Studies show that strategic thinking is the most important element of leadership. But how do you instill the trait in others at your company?<p>What leadership skill do your employees, colleagues, and peers view as the most important for you to have? According Robert Kabacoff, the vice president of …

13 Best Free Audio Editors

1. Acoustica Basic Edition<p>2. Audacity<p>3. AudioTool<p>4. Tunekitten Audio Editor<p>5. MP3 Cutter<p>6. MP3Gain<p>7. Audio Joiner<p>8. Reaper<p>9. WavePad<p>10. WaveShop<p>11. …

5 Steps To Capturing The Hispanic Market -- The Last True Growth Opportunity

Most U.S.-based firms have a significant corporate imperative to attract Hispanic consumers, given their tremendous demographic and economic importance. Some companies, such as McDonald’s, Budweiser, and AT&T, are spending significant resources to gain market share with Hispanics and are making …

Nearly Half of Second-Gen Hispanics Feel Like Ads Don’t Target Them

By now, it’s obvious that targeting Hispanics in the U.S. means more than just translating an ad into Spanish and casting ethnic stereotypes as …

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10 tips to boost your job interview skills

Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no …

How To Talk About Your Biggest Weaknesses In A Job Interview

You’re in the hot seat and things are going well. You talk about your attributes, skills and strengths with ease. Just when you think it’s pretty much in the bag, the hiring manager asks that dreaded question: <i>What’s your biggest weakness?</i><p>“This is one of the questions people have the hardest time …

10 Things To Do When You Don't Hear Back After A Job Interview

You finally landed that coveted job interview. Maybe you aced it; perhaps you flopped. Either way, you send a thank you note and check your inbox compulsively for a week, waiting not-so-patiently for some sort of response. But you hear nothing.<p>This happens far too often.<p>According to a 2013 …

The Business App 50: The Best Apps To Help You Do Your Job

These devices have transformed our daily lives. While much attention is given to the coolest consumer apps, mobile apps that help you do your job better are arguably even more important.<p>With that in mind, we've assembled a collection of apps that can help you be a rock star at work.<p>We curated this …

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The Most Overlooked Leadership Skill

Even before I released the disc, I knew it was a long shot. And, unfortunately, it was a clumsy one too.<p>We were playing Ultimate Frisbee, a game similar to U.S. football, and we were tied 14-14 with a time cap. The next point would win the game.<p>I watched the disc fly over the heads of both teams. …