Category Archives: Lifehack

What stands between us and success?

Xmas is coming! In two weeks we are all going to be busy buying gifts for our friends and relatives, planning our Xmas vacation and decorating Xmas tree. Xmas is the last major holiday of the year. When we share the Xmas table with our friends and relatives there’s a moment when we recall what…
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California’s Best Labor Day Destination Ideas

California’s Best Labor Day Destination Ideas Every year, the first Monday of September is set aside as a tribute to celebrate the labor movement and all that American workers contribute to the nation…and we call that celebration Labor Day. And how do we celebrate? Well naturally, the best way to pay tribute to a long…
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Top 5 – Solutions to Recycling Problems

Most of us know how to recycle the usual stuff like plastic milk jugs or aluminum cans. So what do we do with some of the other items that we don’t think we can just toss in the recycling bin? Never fear! Here are Top 5 Solutions to Your Recycling Problems. 1) Light Bulbs CFLs…
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The Exit Pitch: How I Hid Behind a Curtain to Meet Eric Schmidt

Tech and startup conferences are battlefields. Everyone attending is in the same competition. They all want to network with the investors and thought leaders of their industry. Let’s face it, even if you come completely prepared (which you won’t), you’re just one person out of hundreds all vying for face time. Not to mention that…
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10 Websites To Help Your Company Save Money on Buying Government Surplus

You have your business, but now you need supplies. Purchasing surplus goods from the government is an easy and affordable way to equip your new and expanding business. From computers to cars to gently used medical equipment, just about anything you can think of that your business might need is sold by the government at…
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Disgraceful European Barbarians Practice Archaic Hiring Discrimination

A government commission in the UK has found that that nation’s top businesses use “unacknowledged ‘poshness tests’” when hiring, rather than hiring candidates from all social classes equally. Savages. “Jolly Olde England?” More like “A Backwards Lande of Discrimination That Has Been Cast Away Among Truly Civilized Citizens of the Worlde.” The Guardian reports on…
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What’s nightlife like in Silicon Valley?

Decent bar crawling / low key stuff for 30-somethings+. You'll make do if you're going to college there or if you're sketchily pretending to go to college there to pick up co-eds. Otherwise, just go to San Francisco. Andy Manoske summarizes each of the major cities: San Jose: Most of SJ's nightlife is focused on Downtown.…
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How to Start a Conversation With Strangers at a Networking Event

One of the best ways for entrepreneurs to socialize with colleagues, customers and potential clients is at networking events. Corporate gatherings, conferences, happy hours and cocktail parties provide an opportunity for you to meet new people and reconnect with old acquaintances. However, if you have difficulty mingling in a room full of strangers, connecting with…
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Seven Ways to Run Your Business More Efficiently

At a time when gas prices are climbing steadily and everyone is a little worried about the economy, running your investigation or process serving business efficiently is a must. Efficiency does not mean a rigid schedule or work process; however, it does mean being savvy in order to make the most of your time, effort…
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10 ways to be 10% more efficient by next week

Save time, cut costs, and become a lean, mean productivity machine. We all have those moments - usually when we're still in the office after 9pm - where we start to think there must be a better way of doing things. A quicker, simpler, more efficient way. A way that makes you feel like you've…
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Screw motivation, what you need is discipline.

If you want to get anything done, there are two basic ways to get yourself to do it. The first, more popular and devastatingly wrong option is to try to motivate yourself. The second, somewhat unpopular and entirely correct choice is to cultivate discipline. This is one of these situations where adopting a different perspective immediately results…
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How to Be More Emotionally Intelligent [SlideShare]

You've probably taken an IQ test at some point in your life. But have you taken an EQ test? Measuring and improving emotional intelligence has become increasingly important in recent years as more and more research emerges on the connection between a person'sEmotional QuotientEmotional Quotient (EQ) and professional success. A study from Virginia Commonwealth University identified high emotional intelligence as a…
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10 Tips for Making Your Business More Efficient

To keep pace in an increasingly competitive world, your business needs to run as efficiently as possible. "Sooner or later, any company not operating efficiently will be out of business," says Laurie McCabe, vice president of small and medium business insights and solutions for research firm AMI-Partners. Efficiency is even more important for small and…
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5 simple ways to save money in 5 minutes

When you're already trying to balance work and home, time for the checkbook may come last. But don't let procrastination take a bite out of your wallet. Stashing cash and cutting expenses are things that are often put off until tomorrow, but why wait to save money? Instead of taking five minutes to check Facebook…
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31 Awesome April Fools’ Day Pranks Your Kids Will Totally Fall For

Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you have to act like one. Here's a list of gags that use regular household items, so there's no investment capital needed! However, one disclaimer: Excess Logic does not claim responsibility if any of these "fun" pranks result in the loss of friends, status, job, freedom, teeth (when…
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6 ways to improve your spring and summer with technology

This past winter was harsh on much of us here in the United States. Loads of snow, bitter winds, and icy roads made going outside something of a hassle. Thankfully, we’re well into spring now, and summer isn’t far behind. After being cooped up for so long, it’s no surprise that this time of year…
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Amazon wants to curb warehouse clutter by installing 3D printers on trucks

More than anything, logistics are the biggest hurdle for retailers like Amazon. Managing stock, maintaining warehouses, and shipping orders is a constant juggling act. What if you could cut out all of the hassle, make an item on demand, and deliver it directly to the consumer? A recent patent application from Amazon has that future…
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9 AMERICAN HABITS I LOST WHEN I MOVED TO GERMANY

1. Idle chit chat During my first days of work in Germany, I made sure to be super friendly to all of my coworkers. Whenever anyone passed me in the hallway, I would grin maniacally, wave, and yelp, “Hi! How’s your day going?” The responses ranged from bemused looks to a total lack of reply.…
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50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old Things

If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of old stuff just lying around your house. It’s not doing anything but taking up space, but you’re either too busy (or lazy), sentimental or just have more important things to deal with. Well if you’re looking for a little inspiration or a new DIY project,…
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Depreciation of Business Assets

Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles. We trying to pay your attention how important to recycle used electronic and computer equipment to protect the environment. We'd like you to recycle e waste and we hope you enjoy the article. In an effort to stimulate the economy by encouraging businesses to buy new assets, Congress approved special depreciation and expensing rules for property acquired…
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7 Money-Saving Year-End Tax Tips for Small Business

Excess Logic continues reposting articles for startups. We trying to pay your attention how important to e-waste recycling of used electronic and computer equipment to protect the environment. We hope this article will be  helpful for you. Although tax season is still a few weeks away, now is the time to take advantage of a basket of…
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40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I still fall into a few word traps. Take the words "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should -- even when spell check suggests "whom" I think it sounds pretentious. So I use "who." And then I sound dumb. Just…
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Tax Code & Writing Off Inventory

If your business has an inventory, its value is an important part of your taxable income. Writing off inventory that's damaged, stolen or unsellable can cut your tax bill. Federal tax law allows you to write off items you lose to theft or disaster, and there are steps you can take to claim a tax…
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The One Sign You Will Be Rich

When I was studying Philosophy at Berkeley, a friend told me that she could tell who was going to be rich and who was not. Fascinating, I thought. But when I asked how, she refused to answer and only said that I would figure it out. So after 20 years of thinking about it, I…
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Ten Tips From A Shaolin Monk On How To Stay Young Forever

People always say health is the most important thing but how many people live by this belief? We need to start today. In order to help us stay on the path to health I have translated an extract from one of the Shaolin Classics. Written by a monk who was a great martial artist and scholar, here…
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Ebay Suspended Account Guide – How to Get Back on Ebay and Paypal

This is the very short trimmed guide on how to get back onto ebay after your buyer or seller accounts got suspended or limited. If you need more in-depth information, then visit my website for: eBay Stealth - The Complete Suspended eBay Account Guide. Please note that we will be making a fully anonymous eBay…
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