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Survey reveals top air travel frustrations, security screening tops list
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It's been 10 years since the Transportation Security Administration was created. And while aviation security is at an all-time high, so are air travel frustrations, according to the U.S. Travel Association, which released the results of a new survey on travelers' qualms with the airport security screening process. According to the survey, 4 out of travelers' top 5 frustrations with air travel relate to the security screening process. More

Speech analysis: Gettysburg Address — Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous, most quoted and most recited speeches of all time. It is also one of the shortest among its peers at just 10 sentences. Here are five key lessons from Lincoln's speech that you can apply to your own speeches. More

How to think creatively
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The first key to intentionally nurturing creativity is to understand how it works. From an early age, we're taught to develop the logical, language-based, rational capacities of the left hemisphere of our brain, which is goal-oriented and impatient to reach conclusions. The left hemisphere gives names to objects in order to reduce and simplify them. The right hemisphere, by contrast, is visual rather than verbal. It's capable of seeing more deeply and subtly than the left, immersing itself in what's actually there, in all its richness. Creativity requires learning to make waves and go between the two hemispheres. More

How to create a social media marketing schedule    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Whether your company is a one-person business or a large organization, your commitment to social networking should be consistent, compelling and informative. Following is a sample social networking agenda to used as a springboard for designing one that suits your schedule and the community channels you've joined. More

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The art of giving thanks
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We all know the old adage: "Count your blessings, not your sorrows." Science has now proven that heeding the wisdom in this worn-out saying produces tangible physical and emotional benefits. Here are some tips for cultivating gratitude, not only on Thanksgiving Day, but all year-round. More

Quick walkthrough of Google+ pages for small businesses
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Google recently rolled out Google+ branded pages, similar to a Facebook page. This Google+ feature is good news for small business owners because it allows them to create another marketing distribution channel within the social media landscape. Google holds true to building all of its products to mesh well with one another. More importantly, Google+ is transforming into a stronger tool for small business owners. More

13 technology tools for a paper-free life
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Using paper can be inefficient and bad for the environment. It also limits your mobility. Let's get rid of it, shall we? The following services, apps and gadgets aim to completely eliminate the need for paper in your life. More

4 ways inspiration helps you beat writer's block
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How can writers turbocharge their powers of spontaneous creativity in the face of deadlines, rejection and demanding day jobs? Here's the fantastic news: The answer involves hot showers, sunshine and healthy doses of downtime. More

Everything you really need to know about workers' compensation
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If you have employees, then you probably already know that workers' compensation can be a headache if not properly managed. The reason workers' compensation can be such a difficult insurance coverage to manage is that the premiums can be very dynamic. Don't sweat it if you're confused — here's what you actually need to know. More

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