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3 Ways Soft Skills Can Enhance Your Career

Soft skills are essential for success in the modern workplace. Soft skills help you create and maintain relationships, enable you to express your ideas, and contribute to your overall effectiveness. Soft skills essential to your career include communication, problem-solving, team-orientation, time management, goal setting, conflict management, and accountability.

If you want to enhance your current career and set yourself up for advancement, be sure your soft skills are up to par. This article discusses how soft skills can boost your productivity, help you manage your reputation, and create upward mobility.

5 startup legal mistakes to avoid

Running a business brings its own set of difficulties and obstacles, especially when running a startup business. Many startup owners are so focused on growing their business and developing a minimal viable product (MVP), that they tend to overlook other important business aspects. Most of these aspects are concerning legal rules and regulations required for a business to operate within the law.

5 exit strategies for your software business

The web is full of advice about building a successful software business, but there’s much about how to leave it behind.

When crafting your business plan, you should also think about your exit strategy. There are many reasons why you may want to exit your business. You might find a better opportunity somewhere else or want to start a brand-new business. Once the time comes when you want to leave your business, you need to have a strategy in place that gives you maximum advantage.

Look Fashionably Modest With These Cool Style Ideas

It’s a little alarming how being stylish today has become a provocative means of showing skin as much as the person can. Looking sexy has a little thing to do when it comes to being stylish and fashionable. Being fashionable and stylish is how you treat yourself. It’s how you choose your outfits that suit your figure and how you are dressing up improves your confidence.

3 foods that can kill bad breath

Bad breath is something that only a close acquaintance might be able to tell you about, but it’s better to know that not.  In fact, bad breath otherwise referred to halitosis, is a condition which affects several people all over the world.

Coping with the rapid growth of small business getting bigger

So, your business is growing, and you have to not only begin to think about restructuring some of your fundamental ways of handling business, you also have to deal with the physical move to a new space, and keep up with the client and employee demands. It can all seem more than a little overwhelming, so we offer some advice on how not to lose focus while rushing to meet the company expansion. These are not definitive methods that are guaranteed to work, but guidelines that you’ll have to adapt to best suit the company.

Staying productive all week as a home-based worker

When you are a home-based worker, or HBW, your mood or attitude about work can work against you in some cases. However, when you adapt to the psychological factors that may impact you each day of the week, you may be able to boost productivity more effectively.

6 ways to optimize your bedroom for better sleep

Many factors may hinder you in getting a good sleep, and this includes external cues such as your bedroom environment. For example, a lumpy mattress, smelly sheets, and dusty surroundings are the primary culprits in keeping you up all night. Therefore, it is crucial that you make your room the most pleasant and comfortable environment that helps you get the much-needed sleep.

Which home improvements yield the Best ROI?

The average homeowner may get back as much as 64 percent of a renovation when a home is sold that same year, according to a 2016 Cost vs. Value report from Remodeling magazine. However, not all home improvement projects are alike or equally valued by prospective home buyers.

Montpelier, History Hightlighted

Whether it’s time for a school field trip, a family vacation or you’re looking to bolster your knowledge of U.S. history, there are countless historic sites around the country where you can get away and learn about the nation’s foundation.

For a truly engaging experience, James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange County, Virginia, gives families, students and the history-inclined a way to peer into the past for a look at Founding Era life.

5 Tips to Make Sense of Cyber Security

It’s no secret that kids have a sense of invincibility. While that trait can bring some endearing reminders of the innocence of childhood, it can also have some highly unfortunate consequences. In the context of cyber security, an action by an unknowing child can impact the entire family.

Get Focused for Your Career

Although there are many reasons to feel stressed in the workplace, productivity is often at the root. After all, productive employees are often perceived as the most valuable employees and when productivity fails, it tends to put everyone on edge.

Weather the Storm Wisely

One of the most serious side effects of severe weather is the potential for power loss. In some cases, it can be just a nuisance with little more impact than the time it takes to reset clocks. However, when the outage lasts for hours or days, or when you rely on power for necessities like medical equipment, a power outage can be a major imposition.

Save more money with home automation

(Family Features) As much as half of the average homeowner’s monthly utility expenses go toward cooling and heating, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). For many households, that makes energy the largest home-related expense each month, next to a...

3 steps toward better sleep

(Family Features) With overscheduled days full of early-morning conference calls and endless to-do lists, it’s impossible to avoid the stress that comes with working hard. Hand-in-hand with all that pressure, a lack of quality sleep can lead to aches and pains, stiffness, sore muscles, tingling or numbness in your extremities, general fatigue, as well as an increased risk of getting sick.

Time to get more sophisticated with defense strategies against malware

Malware defense practices have been focused on reactive technologies: intrusion detection, content filtering, detecting and blocking files and such. Most of these solutions require draconian settings to block malware well and user complaints about the resulting restrictions eventually wear down admin resistance – until the next bad attack.

Staying disciplined in the midst of adversity

The one thing that distinguishes a winner from a group of losers is self-control and self-discipline in making and keeping hard decisions. It requires internally-driven incentives because when adversity comes, often discipline evaporates and it becomes harder to maintain. By “adversity,” it refers to anything that causes distraction and discomfort.

Oliver Horn of Swisse’ success formula for creating a world-class brand

Swisse, a Melbourne-based Australian company of herbal and vitamin supplements, pivots its success story around health, happiness, and well-being. These three core elements are what Swisse Managing Director Oliver Horn describes as the “DNA” of the company. Swisse products include men’s and women’s multivitamins, dietary supplements, sports nutrition, skin care, and other “superfoods.”

Lessons learned from an Aussie fundraising expert that can catapult your business

Tim Conolan is more than your ordinary business owner, but also a social entrepreneur, philanthropist, and expert of fundraising whose mission is providing support for sick kids and their families across Australia. In 2014, Tim was nominated the “Australian of the Year – Local Hero” and the EY 2014 Social Entrepreneur award in the Southern Region. He’s also an Australia Day Ambassador.

Uber: culture is a four-letter word

According to recent reports, Uber has engaged in everything from sexual harassment to stealing driverless technology from Google. Even some of its own investors claim the company fosters a toxic culture. Culture can be a four-letter word if it is ignored. Culture can be a four-letter word if is toxic. And toxic cultures kill more businesses than recessions. And it is liable to kill Uber too.

A celebrity restauranteur shares his ultimate “recipe” to a rewarding career

It’s not often that I come across a well-known chef; even rarer is the opportunity to meet a celebrity ‘restaurateur’ with a proven track record of success within the food and entertainment industries. Such individuals are hard to come by, perhaps because their demanding lifestyle, schedule, and reputation prohibit them from reaching out to journalists. Meeting him was one of the most inspiring moments in my journalism career.

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