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How to Pick the Best Wine at a Restaurant (Without Overpaying)

We’ve all been there… You engage in a few minutes of small talk with the rest of the table. A couple of bread baskets later, it’s time to get this party started. The waiter looks straight at you… and blurts out those much anticipated – yet – most frightening words: “What wine would you like to order, sir?” You take a deep breath. The next few words have great power. What you say directly affects the outcome of your entire experience. You frantically look at the menu… trying to make sense of the dozens of options (and prices). If only there was some easier way to choose mind-blowing wine (without paying more than you have to). Not to worry! Just follow these 12 tips to […]

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10 Smart Tips to Get More Organized For Your Moving Day

You just bought a brand new house. Congratulations! The thoughts of moving to a new home can be exciting, stressful and tiring at the same time. Whatever your reason is (marriage, annulment, work, school); you are up for a big change in your life. Goodbye old neighbors, goodbye street, goodbye things you previously hated about your old apartment. Sometimes, we’re all so caught up about the excitement of starting a new life somewhere that we don’t make much time to prepare ourselves for one of the most important part – the moving day. Here are 10 smart tips you should read before you pack your bags and make the move. 1. Don’t Box the Day Before Your Move Give it a lot of day allowance […]

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Escaping Information Overload: How and Why to Filter Your Feed

Information overload is a problem. It causes wasted time, makes it difficult to make important decisions, and contributes to the spread of bad information. You have access now to a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week, nonstop barrage of information on a limitless variety of subject matter. Turning it all off isn’t a viable option, and you cannot trust others to do the filtering for us. This means that it is your job to filter the information that you allow to come to us via your feeds, and prioritize and organize the information you do choose to receive. Let’s start by clarifying the definition of the term ‘feeds’. A web feed is the means through which individuals and entities send you information on […]

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3 Ways To Make People Curious About You

Have you ever wondered how you could make your conversations with people more interesting? What’s for sure is one half of the conversation will be dominated by the person you’re talking to, when you’re asking questions and getting to know them. But how do you actually get them to WANT to learn more about you, and ask you questions in an interested way, as opposed to just being polite? Here are some communication angles you could use: 1) Skip your introduction Very simple in the way it works. Let say you’re at a party right, the ambiance is social, and you happen to get into a conversation with someone: “Hey, I’m Jason, Sophia’s friend!” – ” Hey Jason, I’m Frank so how did you guys […]

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9 Ways to Feng Shui Your Desk

If you’re struggling to keep your head afloat the cesspool of folders and documents you’ve allowed to accrue on your desk, chances are you may feel a bit uneasy while working. Although having a disorderly desk certainly disrupts the flow of Chi in your vital environment, which cultivates your livelihood and career, it is equally as detrimental to sit in an empty space with nothing to spark creativity or encourage prosperity of the mind, body, and of course- the wallet. Feng Shui will help you facilitate an environment that keeps you energized, brimming with new ideas and creativity, invite raises, and cultivate your family life at home. The venerable Chinese art of arrangement focuses on the placement of objects in particular directions to align Chi […]

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How I Brought My Debt Under Control

Sometimes, debt sneaks up on you when you least expect it. You think you’re doing all right, but suddenly, you realize that your debt has spiraled out of control. For me, the wake-up call was realizing that, while my income hadn’t changed, I had more credit card debt, higher payments, and less available money each month. I was struggling. My spending habits were completely out of control. Here’s the good news: I’m a success story. I did manage to get out of debt and get my spending back on track, and you can do it, too. Start with an honest, if painful, assessment. Where has your spending really gotten you into trouble? Do you frequently make impulse purchases of items that you don’t really need? […]

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4 Ways to Avoid Overspending and Still Have a Happy Holiday

Overspending at Christmas can be so easy to do and has happened to nearly all of us! Commercials suggest the perfect piece of jewelry to give her, the newest gadget to give him, and the latest toys for the kids. Stores only add to the temptations by having so many “ready to give” gifts on tables in the aisles and on counters that seem too good of a deal to pass up – cashmere sweaters just under $100, make up sets and ties for less than $50, “exclusive” toys on sale for just one day… Even when you have a budget set, following it can be so hard to do – what’s another $10 or $20 here or there? A little here and little more […]

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Innovative Ways of Using the Cloud

With everyone buzzing around with some new app or gadget that uses “the cloud” to store data of this sort and that, there’s a distinct level of mystification, especially for non-techy folks, regarding how the cloud works. The reality is actually much simpler than it sounds. To be fair and square, it’s just a bunch of fast computers with large data drives connected to the Internet 24/7. Sure, we could throw in a lot of fancy technology terms to wow you, but the bottom line is just that simple. Have you ever uploaded your photos to Facebook or Google+? Shared any of your files with friends or colleagues via Google Drive or Dropbox? Then guess what, friend? You’ve already utilized cloud computing and you didn’t […]

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3 Monumental Startup Disasters And How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Them

Startup culture and entrepreneurship in the US is on the rise. The darlings of Silicon Valley – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Snapchat to name a few – have all started with a simple concept. Along the road of their development, huge fortunes have been gained. These are the glorious stories of success we watch in films like “The Social Network” that likely put people under the misconception that anyone can be an overnight millionaire. Less attention is paid, however, to those who missed out. Like that Beatles drummer who left the party before it started, some entrepreneurs failed to protect their ideas and got swept aside as the stakes grew. This article delves into three intriguing case studies of the unfortunate few who are now […]

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How NOT to Try and Help People in Times of Stress

Whether you are a kind, helpful person or an egoistic introvert, you will always find yourself in a situation when you can’t help but to feel sorry for a person and try your best to support him or her. Of course, there are people who are urging to look friendly and supportive for their own benefit, but there are surely a lot of people who mean it from the heart. Now, the problem sometimes is that people might not realise that what they are doing is actually doing more harm than good, it’s especially common with those in love. With time, couples realize how and what to do, they adjust to each other, but if it only concerns someone just trying to show attention and […]

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