Get Socially Engaged

Understanding human behavior is underrated. The workplace is full of “personalities,” stretching from colleagues to clients, and many others in between. Becoming part of campus life, taking psychology or sociology, and making long-term friendships will serve you well. I don’t mean the Friday night bar crawls, or the party …

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Life Energy

The basis of feng shui is an energy substance called chi (pronounced “chee”). This Chinese word means “life energy.” In Eastern philosophy, chi energy is the component of everything we perceive. It took Western science thousands of years to catch up and discover that the ancient philosophers were on target …

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The Hiring Process

When I was in my twenties, I was a buyer for a chain of stores. We had a good team environment until a woman I will call Sue joined the company. In the beginning, she seemed like a lot of fun. But slowly, she started complaining about everything. She complained …

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Positive impact

As I began to see the positive impact that spending more time with Ken and Nanxi was having on my business and personal life, I took the concept a little further. I began to wonder, “What if I surrounded myself with more people like that?”

Suddenly, that idea started to …

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The operation

The operation appeared pretty half-assed to me. The doors were wide open and nobody seemed to be paying much attention to Roger and me. For a moment, I thought I could have easily run out the back door and be long gone before anyone noticed, but what would happen to …

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Websites for brands

Brands need to formalize a website strategy with a clear understanding of the purpose of their website. When looking to bring an offline behavior to an online channel, brands must thoroughly understand how consumers are currently performing that action offline. Brands need to involve their website developers early on, especially …

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Advice for parents of children with arthritis

Being the parent of a child or young person with arthritis can be stressful. Not only do you have to deal with the shock of the initial diagnosis, but you also have to cope with the additional demands your child’s illness places on you - such as frequent trips to …

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Why your website might not be ranking

Slow-Loading Web Pages

Slow-loading pages are extremely common. Google only recently started including them in their ranking algorithm, so brands seem to still be adjusting and optimizing load time.

Lack of Mobile Experience

It's incredible to believe, but despite living in a mobile device–centered world, there are still brands …

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