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C.C. Curtis5 hours ago
Best Gifts for Your Coworkers
When it comes to gift giving, sometimes buying someone a gift can become an actual struggle. There are moments where you don’t exactly know the person’s interests or what exactly she/he needs in her l...
Shelby Taylor7 hours ago
How To Not Suck As A Lyft/Uber Driver
I've been using Lyft a lot over the past few months, both as a driver and as a passenger, and there are things I've noticed: things that work and things that do not, things that warrant five stars, an...
Jane Kenneya day ago
How To: Work from Home
If you're anything like me, you dream about the day you can quit your day job and work from home for the rest of your life. Hold on for a second, though. Don't quit your day job just yet! I know, no o...
Useful Office Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed
Most people who work in an office do so for an average of 40 or plus hours per week. That means that we spend the majority of our waking lives in the office or commuting to it. Knowing that fact, it's...
The Business Model Canvas
The Business Model Canvas is a template designed by business theorist Alexander Osterwalder to support companies in the definition (or redefinition) of their business model. The canvas is visually org...
Great Advice from Great Writers
Given the length of time I’ve been writing, I’ve picked up some useful advice from other authors. Here is a distillation of the best.
Jake Pine8 days ago
Interview Questions You Need to Stop Asking Job Candidates
Job interviews can be stressful for all parties, and more often than you might think the interviewer, not the job candidate, derails the interview. This is usually done through poor, unrelated, or imp...
How to Eliminate Safety Concerns in the Manufacturing Industry
Workers in manufacturing industry risk their health and sometimes even life every time they step into the workplace. Even though there’s an entire science behind workplace safety and injury prevention...
Jessica Herring24 days ago
Best Jobs for Basketball Fans
Basketball is a fun and energetic sport. If you are currently unemployed and are a die hard basketball fan then go after what you want and work in the basketball industry. These jobs might be the righ...
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D.A. Baldwina month ago
How (Not) to Write: A Y.A. Romance, Part I
Young Adult literature is probably one of the most popular genres nowadays from what I've seen, and it has been for the past few years, perhaps even longer. I think the buzz started with Twilight, and...
Cody Perrya month ago
Struggling to Survive
To the outside world, I am a successful, intelligent person with a wealth of possibilities in front of me. However, fear and doubt seem to permeate my every thought throughout the day and I wonder if ...
Robyn Justine2 months ago
Do You Really Know Your Workplace Worth?
I recently read an article on LinkedIn about a lady who had been working as a secretary at a company for a number of years. I imagined it took years of pep talking herself but she finally plucked up the courage to ask for a raise. This ultimately resulted in her being let go. Unfortunately, her asking for a raise caused her manager to consider her worth to the company. While she was a good general secretary the company had evolved since she had started and now required a number of specialist sec...
What It's Like To Be
From postal worker to film producer, what is it like to do what you do?
Home Office
A workplace watercooler for telecommuters and anyone who wears pajamas to work.
College Grads
Converse and commiserate with other newly minted adults.
Great Advice from Great Writers
Given the length of time I’ve been writing, I’ve picked up some useful advice from other authors. Here is a distillation of the best.
Joseph Farley2 days ago
Steps to Take Today to Advance Your Career
Everybody wants a better job. Everybody wants more money. However, many people are clueless when it comes to the steps to take today to advance your career. There is an overwhelming amount of advice o...
Al Stover2 days ago
Take Time to Reconnect with Old Friends
If had to sum up my weekend, it would be the words written on this coffee mug I drank my latte from on Saturday. After we closed the Journal office on Friday, I drove from Ritzville to Spokane to meet...
Nursing... A Student's Perspective
I am four weeks into my Nursing Degree. It's a Masters Pre-registration course. This means I have never done nursing before, and in my case, I've never been in healthcare before, but I have a degree a...
A. Louise Lello3 days ago
A Thing for Writers...
Most people have no clue what they want to do with themselves. In my current state, I would have to agree... well mostly. The other half knows exactly what to do, while every other piece seems to be s...
Ways to Become a Successful Healthcare Entrepreneur
All across the globe, industries are pushing forward innovations that change the way we perceive common objects and services we had become accustomed to. The healthcare sector is no exception, as more...
The Business Model Canvas
The Business Model Canvas is a template designed by business theorist Alexander Osterwalder to support companies in the definition (or redefinition) of their business model. The canvas is visually org...
Daniel Byron3 days ago
The Manager's Mistake
Managers are, in fact, leaders and should focus first on leading their crew and staff before managing their business. As a former US Army JROTC cadet, I was taught how to lead and how to optimize the ...
How Bad Employees Get Good Jobs
At my last job, I witnessed the best, most talented people all get fired and laid off — myself included. We all worked tirelessly, never complained, and did what we could to make sure things still wor...
Eva Lee3 days ago
The Future of Cover Letters in Coming Years
A cover letter is often sent along with a resume to recruiters. It is a good medium for candidates to introduce themselves and convince the hiring managers as to why hiring them can be beneficial for ...
Hannah Burton6 days ago
Things I've Learned As a Lifeguard
My college job, among many I've had, is being a head lifeguard. I have the responsibility to watch people swimming and make sure that they don't drown or injure themselves in anyway. I personally neve...
C.C. Curtis7 days ago
Best Jobs for Baseball Fans
Baseball is easily one of the greatest sports in the world — easily, and you can't fight me on this. It's also one of the most unique out of the rest simply because the concept behind it. And I know t...
Useful Office Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed
Most people who work in an office do so for an average of 40 or plus hours per week. That means that we spend the majority of our waking lives in the office or commuting to it. Knowing that fact, it's...
Worst Places for Women to Work in the World
All across the world, there are issues working women face on a day to day basis. Either they aren't being treated properly in the workforce, aren't able to reach a high-level position, and are even so...
Five Ways You're Not Supporting Your Friend's Small Business
Etsy. Teespring. Café Press. Lularoe. Pampered Chef. Tictail. YouTube. WordPress. Vocal. These are just a handful of the ways to make real money, working from home, from the comfort of the internet. T...
Danielle Murray3 days ago
Life After University
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to go to university, so when it got closer, and eventually came around, I was ecstatic. In September 2014, I moved into my accommodation, and I remember feeling...
Dylan Copeland5 days ago
Frank Goodberry
Frank Goodberry sighs loudly and throws another crunched up piece of paper into the wastepaper bin that sits against the wall, between his filing cabinet and his liquor cabinet. The liquor cabinet see...
Amy G.a month ago
Duran
I once met a man, his name was Duran. I know, awful, who would start a story with a rhyme. Duran was the type of character that needed a rhyme to introduce him, the fabulous being he seemed to be. He ...
Shelby Taylor7 hours ago
How To Not Suck As A Lyft/Uber Driver
I've been using Lyft a lot over the past few months, both as a driver and as a passenger, and there are things I've noticed: things that work and things that do not, things that warrant five stars, an...
Jane Kenneya day ago
How To: Work from Home
If you're anything like me, you dream about the day you can quit your day job and work from home for the rest of your life. Hold on for a second, though. Don't quit your day job just yet! I know, no o...
6 Tips to Help Your Lead Generation
Lead generation refers to the process of turning strangers into prospective business clients or customers. Leads are not necessarily ready to buy your product or service, but they are willing to pay a...
What is the Consumer Price Index (CPI)?
What is the consumer price index? It is an economic term that often gets a lot of coverage in financial news but whose actual meaning and definition remains elusive for the average person. The Consume...
Victor Trammell17 days ago
Federal Reserve Recently Boasted About a Robust US Job Market – Is This Fact or Fiction?
During a two-day, end-of-quarter series of meetings late last month, top officials at the US Federal Reserve unveiled their plans in the near future for managing the nation's economy. The issues at th...
Cody Perrya month ago
Struggling to Survive
To the outside world, I am a successful, intelligent person with a wealth of possibilities in front of me. However, fear and doubt seem to permeate my every thought throughout the day and I wonder if ...
Louie Warnera month ago
The Power of Social Media
I'm an aspiring model, and the most common thing I get asked is how I got into it. Now, I'm not yet what I'd call successful, so take everything with a pinch of salt, but I think a lot of people would...
Crystal Schindela month ago
Facebook or Bust
Facebook can be your best friend or your worst enemy. It all depends on how you approach it. We all have crazy, busy lives and social media can be the biggest time sucker of them all. I know there hav...
Gail Nobles2 months ago
Be Heard in Podcasting
Writing is something that many of us love to do, but your voice can be heard through podcasting. When you write an article, you can also share it with a podcast. Hearing yourself, you might not like t...
Monee Myers15 days ago
Before I Leave
As she gaped at the blank paper in front of her, her brown orbs filled with tears. She pondered how to release the love aching in her core, hunting for the right words to apply to the paper. She neede...
Amanda McNeill2 months ago
Confessions of a Fanfiction Writer
I have been writing fanfiction for thirteen years; sometimes I am very on top of my game, while the rest of the time I am glaring at my computer screen like it is the reason I am unable to think of an...
J.T. McDaniel2 months ago
Alas, Poor Claudius
At one point, Hamlet questions his stated mission, suspecting that his father's ghost, who has set him upon the road to revenge, may not be telling the truth. "The spirit that I have seen/ May be the ...
Signs You're Interviewing for a Fake Job Opportunity
As a writer and a workaholic, I have a lot of beef with the people and organizations that offer fake job opportunities. The working world is filled with them — and many of them take advantage of peopl...
Denise Willis6 days ago
Prepare for the Perfect Interview
It took me many years, and many failed interviews, before I finally figured out what I needed to do to have a successful interview that I could feel good about. It really isn't that difficult to figur...
Jake Pine8 days ago
Interview Questions You Need to Stop Asking Job Candidates
Job interviews can be stressful for all parties, and more often than you might think the interviewer, not the job candidate, derails the interview. This is usually done through poor, unrelated, or imp...
Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life
Many people get their big break relatively early on in life, especially when it comes to fields like entertainment and finance. However, there are many people who have made their wealth by landing a g...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
Things That the Wealthy Do Differently
Living close to New York City has given me an amazing perspective on life—one that has been molded by the myriads of people I've met throughout my time wandering through the city. In my years, I've me...
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Rhonda Farley3 months ago
My Adventures as a Pizza Delivery Driver
It was the first time that I had worked delivering pizzas on Valentine’s Day and I did not have any idea how busy the night ahead was going to be. I just thought that it was going to be another regula...
Sean Patrick2 months ago
What I Learned Reporting on the Death of Princess Diana
I was 20 years old when I landed my first job in professional radio. I began work as what we called a board operator, the person in charge of making sure that syndicated programming, in this case the ...
Maruf Hossain3 months ago
Standardized Testing
"I Just Sued The School System" in many ways has emphasized the overall core issue in the U.S. Education System. The one size fits all, cookie cutter issue. It has also explained a major issue within standardized testing.
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part I
When I was growing up, I never even imagined finishing elementary school; this was especially true due to our family's severe poverty, so I was lucky I survived adolescence and graduated from elementa...
Gail Nobles2 months ago
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is an interesting actress. I have never seen a female actress act in movies like she does. She is fun to watch and I love watching her. Angelina can do some amazing stunts. She can driv...
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Ernie Schenck3 months ago
Do Not Open. Mystery Inside.
I’ve always been interested in creative people that have some kind of guiding principle, some belief system that fuels how they see life and therefore their work. I’m a big J.J. Abrams fan. I don’t mi...
Ossiana Tepfenhart4 months ago
Ways People Accidentally Annihilate Their Careers
Most people can think of one or two people who have gone from being major names in their industry to becoming people infamous for failure. After all, it happens in Hollywood all the time - think Bill ...