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The Death of Black Friday?
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The Death of Black Friday?

On REI’s homepage, visitors are greeted with a pronouncement: “875,256 will #OptOutside this Black Friday.” And the number just keeps growing. (Seriously, check the site—the number of people opting out goes up every few minutes.) This year, REI won’t be participating in Black Friday. In a surprise move, the venerable vendor of outdoor gear announced… Read more »

Never Procrastinate Again
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Never Procrastinate Again

Some days, I feel unstoppable. I make lists, I check them twice, and I accomplish so many tasks I want to call people up and brag about it. (Although, “Hey, guess how many things I got done today?” might be the most boring opening phone call line ever.) Other days? Not so much. On those… Read more »

The Research-Backed Guide to Increasing Office Productivity
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The Research-Backed Guide to Increasing Office Productivity

There are few buzzwords as often rehashed has “productivity.” However, as well-canvassed as the concept of workplace productivity may be, the goal of creating the most productive workplace possible seems sometimes elusive. With so much information out there, how do you sift through it all and determine what really is—and isn’t—worthwhile? What can you do… Read more »

What Are the Best Foods to Snack on at Work?
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What Are the Best Foods to Snack on at Work?

  You want to stay focused and alert while working—who doesn’t? The trouble is, you’re hungry. Like, really hungry. You’ve got to plan your office snacking carefully to avoid the food coma brought on by a heavier meal, or the inevitable sugar crash that Snickers bar will surely bring on later in the day. You… Read more »

This Week in Small Business: From Accidental Spam to Smart Growth
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This Week in Small Business: From Accidental Spam to Smart Growth

From marketing gone awry to discounting pitfalls, it’s easy to make mistakes while running a small business. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place—we’ve got plenty of useful advice, from strategy-building tips, growing your business smarter, and whether or not an MBA is worth the time and money. 1. Should Entrepreneurs Attend Business School? While plenty of… Read more »