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    In This Job, If You Goof Off, They Like It

    In This Job, If You Goof Off, They Like It
    You'll find him there, out on the sidewalk by the curb, in the 1600 block of 8th Avenue, dancing. Almost every day, around the noon hour, he's there when the people are driving past looking for lunch. He rocks, rolls, flaps his chicken wings, dances on his rubber chicken feet, his rubber chicken head bouncing to an unheard song. He's Leon ...
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    Garage Sales 101

    Garage Sales 101
    One of the best ways to rid yourself of excess stuff is to have a garage sale. Garage sales should not be done on a moment's notice, however. Like just about everything, they'll run better with forethought and organization. Here are some tips: Spring, early summer or fall are the best times to have a sale. Thursday or Friday are the ...
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    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss

    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss
    Supervisors, middle managers and corporate executives — suits, if you will — tonight will be going to a frightening source for leadership lessons. Many will put down their copy of The Effective Executiveby Peter Drucker and tune into the one-hour season premiere of NBC's (GE) comedy The Office. This borders on disturbing. After all, the show centers on a bumbling boss ...
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    Test Drive a Car...for a Year!

    Test Drive a Car...for a Year!
    The auto salesman, believe it or not, promised he wouldn't say "No" if I asked to test-drive a car for a few months while deciding whether to buy it. See, after former Gov. Mike Easley explained that his wife, Mary, test-drove a Honda for that long and for that reason, skeptics assumed it was a sweetheart deal accorded only to the ...
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    Hagglers Gain the Upper Hand in a Downbeat Economy

    Hagglers Gain the Upper Hand in a Downbeat Economy
    At Wal-Mart, Brenda Perkins had $2 trimmed from the $4.99-a-yard price of blue paisley fabric. At Lowe's, Linda Palmer had $48 skimmed from the $248 cost of a stainless-steel GE microwave. At ABC Warehouse, Fielding Fowler had $54 shaved from the price of a Frigidaire refrigerator. Whether through sweet talk or tough talk, all that these and a growing number of ...
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    Interview with Bob Featherston Jr., 31: Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    Interview with Bob Featherston Jr., 31: Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    About the employer: Media Services and ShredTime is a record center specializing in the transition from paper to digital files. h4. How long have you been in this position? Since August. h4. How did you find your job? Networking. The president of the company and I have known each other professionally for a number of years, as I had worked in ...
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    20 Career Lessons from Celebrities

    Celebrities. We love to hate them. We also love to watch their every move, laugh at their mistakes and scrutinize their decisions. Like them or not, their celebrity status means not only have they achieved career success, they’ve also got a hell of a lot to lose. And sometimes, whatever actions have helped catapult them to fame or rendered them ...
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    Does Exercise Make You Smarter?

    Does Exercise Make You Smarter?
    The human body is designed for action: hinging and rotating joints that support movement in every direction; strong, elastic ligaments and tendons that encourage play while keeping bones and muscles in their proper place; skeletal muscles that facilitate every movement from explosive jumping to flowing Tai Chi; cardiac muscle that tirelessly pumps nourishment to every cell in the body. The human ...
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    Grandma Busts Up Ponzi Scheme

    Grandma Busts Up Ponzi Scheme
    A $3.7 million scam, 20 years in the making. Dozens of society's most vulnerable victims. An avalanche of federal, state and private investigations. Indictments that could land a Rock Hill man in prison for the rest of his life. None of it would have come to light were it not for a 70- something great-grandmother who smelled a rat. We don't ...
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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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    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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    The 15 Coolest Office Gadgets

    If you have to be stuck at your desk all day, you might as well make it fun. From the totally useful to the completely random, there’s no end to the gadgets that can perk up your work day. Here’s our collection of the greatest office gadgets of all time!           Laser Trip Wire Fruit-Powered Clock USB ...
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    5 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Jobless

    5 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Jobless
    Sit in front of laptop. Lie on couch. Eat pickles for lunch. Back to laptop. Feel sorry for self. Feel sick of self. Tear hair out in frustration. And ... back to couch. If this is your 9-to-5 routine, you're probably like 14 million other Americans: unemployed. And in addition to the frustration of looking for work, you might find yourself ...
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    Top Sales Experts Kick Off Roundtable Series

    Top Sales Experts Kick Off Roundtable Series
    The TSE Roundtable Program will deliver the best sales practices of some of the most successful and globally recognized sales gurus in the world, including some of your favorite author's on SalesHQ. Each roundtable is just $99.50 for non-members. Members attend for $74.50. h4. Kick Off Event: The Future of Professional Selling Tuesday April 14th 2009 1.00 PM EASTERN Join the ...
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    Liquid Batteries Could Store Massive Amounts of Energy

    Liquid Batteries Could Store Massive Amounts of Energy
    'Researchers say that batteries made entirely from liquid are still years away, but their benefits could be huge.' - A group of researchers from MIT is working on a method of designing large, eco-friendly, stationary batteries that are made entirely from liquid metal and would be capable of storing enormous amounts of power. The liquid batteries are being eyed as potential ...
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    California Company Launches $119 LED Light Bulb

    California Company Launches $119 LED Light Bulb
    'LED light bulb promises to last for 10 years of typical use.' - Energy efficiency is a big area of research around the globe. One way to ease our demand for natural resources like oil and coal and reduce our environmental impact is to use less power. One of the biggest areas of research when it comes to using less natural ...
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    150 Years to Think It Over: We'll Probably Never Know What Motivated Bernie Madoff

    150 Years to Think It Over: We'll Probably Never Know What Motivated Bernie Madoff
    The views presented in this article do not necessarily represent those of SalesHQ. Bernie Madoff, scam artist extraordinaire, is now Bernard Lawrence Madoff, federal prisoner 61727-054. And that he'll be until the 71-year-old convicted felon either dies or serves at least 85 percent of his 150-year sentence. Save a successful appeal, the smart money is on the former. Of course, for ...
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    Is a Life Coach Right for You?

    Is a Life Coach Right for You?
    Major life decisions have hatched in Laura Neff's office, a sunny outbuilding flanked by organic gardens at her north Charlotte home. One woman, feeling she wasn't living the life she imagined, moved to England. Another decided to trade her corporate job for full-time jewelry design. Still others have followed longtime dreams or, especially in these daunting economic times, sought Neff's help ...
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    Southwest's Airfare Sale Not the Usual Big Bargain

    Southwest's Airfare Sale Not the Usual Big Bargain
    Airfares are starting to inch back up, signs indicate, even on the prices of tickets on sale. Southwest, the nation's leader in low-cost flying, this week introduced a sale on fares with prices on some routes higher than the lowest fares customers have come to expect. They included a $118 round trip between Phoenix and San Diego and $296 between Baltimore ...
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    Census: Stay-at-Home Moms Are Not Who You Think

    Census: Stay-at-Home Moms Are Not Who You Think
    When Adriana Bell had her first child, she kept working. But as a customer-service agent for an airline, she worked many nights, weekends and holidays. For Bell, who grew up in Colombia, that was not the American dream. So when her son Nicholas was 4, she quit and became a stay-at-home mom. "My priority is family, and the schedule was killing ...
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