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Don’t Get Scammed!

Thursday Oct 26th, 2017

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Just because a debt negotiation company calls itself a “nonprofit” is no guarantee that it’s a legitimate organization.  If you’re in debt and seeking the help of a debt negotiation company, the Federal Trade Commission says that you should watch out for the following scams – debt negotiation companies that: · Guarantee they can remove your unsecured debt. · Promise that unsecured debt can be paid off with pennies on the... [read more]

Where Do You Keep Your Phone?

Monday Jun 05th, 2017

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Quick—where’s your smartphone right now? A survey from YouGov Omnibus asked that question of millennials and people in other age groups to determine how connected we are to our devices. The survey found that pants pockets are the most common location across all age ranges—58 percent of millennials, 39 percent of those age 35-54, and 44 percent of people 55 and older. But some people literally can’t let go. The survey found that more than 50 percent of millennials say... [read more]

Positive Job Habits

Monday Jun 05th, 2017

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Talent alone won’t help you succeed at work. To get ahead, work on establishing the following work habits: Keep clutter to a minimum. Schedule a few minutes each day to get rid of junk mail and old papers that build up. Set aside 15 minutes once a week to do a thorough sweep of clutter in your workspace. Minimize distractions. If you procrastinate by talking on the phone, set a time limit for each call. Also, learn to tactfully get rid of people who interrupt your work. Schedule... [read more]

Brain Drain: Control Appetite After Work

Monday Jun 05th, 2017

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Ever notice that you can feel starving after a long day at work even though you’ve spent it mainly at your desk? Scientists, as reported by The New York Times, say it happens because your brain wants more fuel to keep going—even though you probably haven’t been digging ditches or running marathons all day. The problem is that you’re consuming calories your body doesn’t actually need, because your brain is telling you to. Oddly, the solution to controlling... [read more]

One More Reason To Dislike Spiders

Monday Jun 05th, 2017

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Their hearing! Spiders can’t “hear” exactly, but they can sense and respond to vibrations in the air over relatively long distances. Until recently, scientists believed they were only sensitive to sounds from a few inches away. However, the Sci-News website reports that researchers at Cornell University have found that jumping spiders (Phidippus audax) can pick up low-frequency sounds from up to 10 feet away. The spiders apparently sense vibrations through the hairs on... [read more]

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