Go Pink!

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  Tomorrow is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Go pink and show your support! Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer […]

5 Tips from Successful Women Business Leaders

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According to a report commissioned by American Express OPEN, women-run small businesses are on the rise. In fact, as of 2013, approximately 8.6 million women-owned businesses in U.S. generated over $1.3 trillion dollars and employed nearly 7.8 million people. The rate of growth in women-run businesses over the past 16 years is 1.5 times higher than the […]

How to Set Up an Employee Referral Program

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You want to beef up your staff and hire some top-notch new employees, so you post a job ad on one of the multitude of job sites out there. Then you wait for the onslaught of strangers’ resumes to crowd your inbox and eat up your precious time as you sort through the stack of candidates, most of them […]

Remind 101 Gets a Great Update!

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  Remind 101 is one of my favorite classroom tools. Essentially, Remind 101 allows me to send out one-way group texts to my parents and students.  I have been using it to send out homework and project reminders, as well as updates to exciting news in our classroom. It is a web-based application that also […]

7 Simple Tricks to Improve Your Memory

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In today’s age, where everything is documented, digitized and stored in a mysterious “cloud,” it’s easy to overlook the importance of a good memory. If we can easily access files within our computers or look up information on our smartphones, what’s the point of embedding a wealth of information in our own memory? The truth […]

How to Build a Creative Company

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  For at least the last 20 years, with the emergence of the internet, the pervasiveness of technology and the legends of Silicon Valley gaining increasing prominence in our collective consciousness, creativity has been at the heart of every business success story. So much so that we are fast becoming a country of entrepreneurs and […]

17 Surprising Habits of the Most Successful People

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  You’re always going to get the same results by doing what everyone else does. Sometimes you have to know when to zig where others zag. These are some of the counterintuitive lessons I’ve learned and applied from the most successful folks I’ve met. Pick Fights – to test others’ resolve in their own beliefs. In business, […]

5 habits that will will help you stay focused

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Willpower is not something you either have or you don’t.   Sure, some people may have more self-discipline than you.  Some people may be better at resisting temptation than you.  But that’s probably not because they were born with some certain special something inside them — instead, they’ve found ways to store up  their willpower and use […]