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    The 20 Worst Product Failures

    The 20 Worst Product Failures
    Products come and go all the time. But some new products fail for hilarious reasons. You may not be old enough to remember the Ford Edsel, but you've probably heard about it. Does your child have a doll? Odds are its not the Baby Wee-Wee. Listening to an MP3 player now? Is it a Zune? Probably not. Over the years, these ...
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    20 Worst Product Failures

    See the Complete List of product failures! --- Baby Wee-WeeFamosa Tickle his belly, and this anatomically correct doll giggles, gets what looks like erection and pees in your face. We’re not sure what’s creepier – Baby Wee Wee himself, or the commercial used to sell him. Baby dolls that pee are nothing new. But baby dolls with a disproportionately large penis ...
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    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office

    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office
    You spend eight-plus hours at work every day, so you can assume that nature will call at least once during your day. Besides your desk, the office bathroom is where you might spend the most time during the workday. Since you spend so much of your day there, the office bathroom should be a comfortable, approachable place. Make sure you are ...
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid
    Wondering which questions you'll be asked during your job interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" But then there are more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to ...
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    8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block

    8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block
    There's nothing more frustrating to a writer than writer’s block. You strain your brain to make something happen, but nothing comes out. You’re out of ideas. And it seems like there's nothing you can do to fix the situation. Sometimes the words just won’t come, and staring at a blank page just makes you more frustrated. Don’t throw your hands up ...
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    Getting Through a Group Interview

    Getting Through a Group Interview
    Group interviews are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, they can be challenging if you have a quieter personality and prefer to keep to yourself. Regardless of how you feel about group interviews, there’s no reason you should treat them any different, in most respects, than ...
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    The 15 Stupidest Ways to Get Fired

    1. Rectal Advertising [photo:47687] Our first nominees come from Lake Geneva, Wisconson. Local news station WISN says two nurses snapped photos of a patient’s X-ray and, according to their employer, posted them on Facebook. The patient in question allegedly had a sex device lodged in his rectum, hence the keen interest on the part of the nurses. The accused nurse claims ...
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    6 Ways You Could Be Kidding Yourself In Your Career

    When it comes to your career, do you lie to yourself? The answer is most likely ‘yes.’ In an article I read by Sam Sommers, a professor of psychology at Tufts University, he explains how and why we like to kid ourselves. He explains: “People do this all the time. We bend the facts to fit our self-image, perpetuating a ...
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    The 10 Worst Ads

    10. Homeless People Don't Know Grammar We're not sure what to make of this ad. Is it for something? Is it promoting some political view? We can't tell. The only takeaway seems to be that homeless people talk about food but don't do grammar good. Hat Tip: Brandon Myhre --- 9. Skin May Melt on Contact This is a photoshop ...
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    Top 25 Cities for Your Career

    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. The number of Americans moving has dropped to its lowest levels since 1962, but now might be the time to consider it. Why chase a great salary if ...
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    8 Reasons to Date a Salesman

    1. You don't have to try to meet one. If you're single, have you often thought to yourself, "It is so hard meet a guy"? You've probably just been trying to date someone in the wrong profession. It's time to start dating salesmen! You don't have to try to find them, they'll find you. With their cold calling expertise, these guys ...
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    15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession

    15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession
    Are you looking for a job, but think you can't find one because there just aren't any opportunities out there? Think again. There are a few companies that are still growing and thriving despite, or maybe because of, the economic downturn. SalesHQ did the research for you and compiled a list of 15 workplaces that aren't laying people off and that ...
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    15 Stupidest Ways to Lose Your Job

    Sometimes, a person will lose their job through no fault of their own. The whims of a psychotic boss, an economy in shambles, or a simple misunderstanding can have an otherwise satisfactory employee packing up his or her cubicle. Other times, a person will lose their job because they have done something so incredibly foolish, you wonder how they ever ...
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    Lipstick, Chocolate Are Top Treats in Tough Times

    Lipstick, Chocolate Are Top Treats in Tough Times
    Breezing into a store and indulging in luxury items is probably not what you have on your mind right now. But wouldn't it feel good? Turns out, there are affordable treats out there that will leave you feeling absolutely decadent. They're just a bit, well, smaller. The economic forecasters behind the financial Web site Motley Fool reported earlier this week that ...
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    Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace

    Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace
    When employees are asked to do more with less, smart business managers look for creative, affordable ways to keep staff motivated. Now, new survey findings reveal that small perks like good, free coffee can have a major impact in boosting employee morale. According to a recent national survey, three out of five employed Americans feel more motivated to do their best ...
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    Office Extremes: How Flexible Should Our Work Schedule Be?

    Office Extremes: How Flexible Should Our Work Schedule Be?
    The Human Services and Public Health Department of Hennepin County, Minnesota, has taken the idea of a flexible work schedule to its logical extreme: Hennepin County is practicing what's called a results-only work environment, or ROWE, which gives everyone in a company the freedom to do their job when and where they want, as long as the work gets done. The ...
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    April Fools' Day: Fool-Proof Pranks for the Office

    [photo:69068] April Fools is just around the corner, and that means you've either got a nefarious prank up your sleeve, or are planning to take some PTO to avoid being pranked. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools' Day, make sure that you don't cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Follow these ...
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    Lying on the Employment Resume

    Lying on the Employment Resume
    Ever wanted to just erase your inglorious past as a Denny’s server and forget that unfortunate plate-smashing incident that got you fired? Have dreams of starting over as an advertising executive at a posh design firm? But you just don’t seem to have any actual advertising experience. Okay, maybe you’d be more of a success as a chef. After all, you’re ...
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
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    Self-Assessment: Whats Your Unique Selling Proposition?

    Self-Assessment: Whats Your Unique Selling Proposition?
    What you have to impress on prospective customers is the added value they can expect when they establish a relationship with you. It may be a single specific feature so unique to your company that it can stand alone as a persuasive reason to deal with you. But the odds on finding and isolating that single 24-­carat nugget of information that ...
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