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By Brett Kelly

What Can Employers Do For Employee Appreciation Day?

Your company is full of assets, I know. But there is one asset in particular that puts the soul into your business and without it you would be overrun and, almost certainly destined to fail. That asset is, of course, your employees! Showing your employees your appreciation for their hard work and emphasizing how important they are to your company is vitally important for employee morale.

How to Track Stock Data in Google Sheets - With GOOGLEFINANCE Function

Google Drive isn't just a place to store files; instead, it's a powerful web-base productivity suite. This tutorial will focus on using Google Sheets, Google's web-based spreadsheet app, to work with stock data.Stocks represent fractional ownership of a company. Stocks are traded on an exchange like the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange (LSE), and more.

Factors to Consider When Selecting the Appropriate Financing Option

Startup capital is hard to come by.

Naïve vulnerability vs. Awake vulnerability

Naïve vulnerability says, I’ll be praised for showing up. Awake vulnerability says, I could be criticized, even ostracized. I’m showing up anyway. Naïve vulnerability says, My courage will inspire others. Awake vulnerability says, My courage might inspire some, and enrage others.

How to Customise Your Mac: 15+ Cool Ways to Do It Quickly

Over the years, Apple has moved to a more minimalist user interface. Out of the box macOS works well enough, but it could use some tweaking. By customising a few settings you can make macOS work better for you.If you’re wondering if their are cool ways to personalise your macOS, then this is the right article to dig into. You can quickly change your Mac's look and feel.

Lessons From the Roman Art of War

Sometime in the late 4th or early 5th century, as the late Roman Empire stumbled along in the twilight of its power, an author of whom almost nothing is known compiled a book on the art of war to present to the emperor. Rome’s economy was soft, its politics corrupt, but what most concerned the author was the creeping disintegration of the one institution that at least kept those other two extan

5 Ways Business Investment Loans Can Help Your Start-Up

As a business owner, you know your business inside out and are the best judge of its potential.

Beginner’s Guide to Disposable Email Addresses

Everyone uses email today, for everything from communicating with friends and colleagues to using your email address as your online passport.

A Mindful Guide to Email in 20 Minutes a Day

By Leo Babauta I recently did a challenge with my friend Jesse of Samovar Tea: check email just twice a day (at 10am and 4pm) for 30 minutes a session. In addition, we couldn’t check email in the morning unless we did an hour on a specific project that morning.

A Little Happier: Good Luck, Bad Luck — How Do You Know?

As I’ve often mentioned, I love all teaching stories, koans, parables, aphorisms, maxims, epigrams, proverbs, and the like. This story is one of my mother’s favorite teaching stories. A farmer had a horse, and the horse ran away, and the neighbors said, “What bad luck!” And the farmer said, “How do you know?” And then the horse returned, with a second horse, and

Active meditation, or why I love ironing

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. Whenever I tell people that I love ironing, especially large items like sheets and duvet covers, I get the strangest looks, like I had just told them I scrub my floors with a toothbrush. “Your sheets?!?” they say aghast. Yes, my sheets, and dishtowels, along with all my shirt

Alternative style for the MASKROS lamp

This is my new hacked version of the Ikea Maskros lamp. AFTER! 1. I used spray paint in gold color, to spray paint the whole lamp (before the lamp is put together) 2. Then the lamp is put together, and hung up. 3.

5 Ways to Legitimately Start Making Money Online in Your Spare Time

Have you ever wanted to make money online but weren’t sure how to get started? The good news is that tons of people are already making money online and many of them have done this by turning their expertise, passion, or hobby into profits. To help with this process, today I wanted to share a list of five great ways you can start making money online.

15+ Best One Page Website Templates With Responsive Designs

Most websites use a multi-page structure to organize their information and include all the details about a company, business, or a person. But, websites can be simplified dramatically and be just as effective—or even more so.  You can make a targeted website with a single page design and present all your relevant information more concisely.

How to Use the Excel Format Painter in 60 Seconds

Excel's Format Painter is one of those key time saving tools for styling your spreadsheets. With the Format Painter, we can quickly apply the styles from one table to another. How to Use Format Painter in Excel Quickly Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow these quick steps that compliment this video:1.