If you’re not broke and drowning in debt, there are good reasons to treat yourself once in a while

Me before dinner at my favorite restaurant (Photo credit: Paul Thurrott)


When 72 claps are better than 20,000 you need a different metric

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A baby girl clapping on a beach
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How to prepare for your future life in your 20s or at any age.

A young person designs their life for their future self by writing in a journal
A young person designs their life for their future self by writing in a journal
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Enter this international microfiction contest for free

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$100 bills float against a black background
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  • The theme of the contest is: Faced with COVID: Solidarity and Resilience
  • You’re encouraged to take into account the foundation’s…


If the corporate ladder isn’t taking you where you want to be, hop off.

Get rid of constraints on how you think of your career (Image by Speedy McVroom from Pixabay)


And the steps to take to get yourself there

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Close up of a woman’s face. She is taking off glasses
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Downtime? Working more might not be the best solution

A child plays with Lego bricks and people
A child plays with Lego bricks and people
Try these strategies the next time you have a free hour or afternoon (Image by M W from Pixabay)


This minimalist approach pays off

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Phone screen showing icons for social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest.
A simple social media strategy can be powerful (Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay)


Identify the areas where little changes can give you a big boost

Are you as happy as you could be? (Image by Nicolás Borie Williams from Pixabay)


How and why great writers include it

Musician with long, gray, wild hair and red and yellow slatted glasses. He is singing.
Musician with long, gray, wild hair and red and yellow slatted glasses. He is singing.
Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay

Why this headline is ridiculously good

  • Mia’s personality comes through loud and clear right from the start. “Chewing on floss and sadness” — is there a better…

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