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Original articles from Phyllis Briskman.
 
Tips For Staying Active At Your Desk Job
Better well-being makes for a much happier person, on and off the job. No matter how active you think you are after clocking out, it never hurts to squeeze a little more “me” time when planted at a desk for hours on end to help get the kinks out.

Call It Two Cents of Advice
Has your better judgment ever yelled “cut!” like a director when composing email/text/social media post? If so, consider that a save from spewing the dreaded regrettable. It’s your good gut manners way of red-flagging what you wanted to say and letting you know what you should say. Call it an etiquette edit.

Best Career Advice: Move! It’s Part Of Your Job
If you wear a smartwatch, you are quite familiar with the pesky nudge to “stand.” While that can be as annoying as a mother’s huck to stand up straight, it’s for the same good reason: you and your well-being. And a better well-being makes for a much happier person, on and off the job. Right? No matter how active you think you are after clocking out, it never hurts to squeeze a little more “me” time when planted at a desk for hours on end to help get the kinks out.

Call It Two Cents of Advice
Has your better judgment ever yelled “cut!” like a director when composing email/text/social media post? If so, consider that a save from spewing the dreaded regrettable. It’s your good gut manners way of red-flagging what you wanted to say and letting you know what you should say. Call it an etiquette edit.

Call It Two Cents of Advice
Has your better judgment ever yelled “cut!” like a director when composing email/text/social media post? If so, consider that a save from spewing the dreaded regrettable. It’s your good gut manners way of red-flagging what you wanted to say and letting you know what you should say. Call it an etiquette edit.

Best Career Advice: Move! It’s Part Of Your Job
If you wear a smartwatch, you are quite familiar with the pesky nudge to “stand.” While that can be as annoying as a mother’s huck to stand up straight, it’s for the same good reason: you and your well-being. And a better well-being makes for a much happier person, on and off the job. Right? No matter how active you think you are after clocking out, it never hurts to squeeze a little more “me” time when planted at a desk for hours on end to help get the kinks out.

Work Don’t Mean a Thing If You Can’t Hum
“You are so…creative” was a phase I often heard when growing up. Never really sure if that was a good thing or just an act of kindness said to a square peg, I learned to say “thank you” as I secretly wondered “really?”

How To Take a Good Idea and Make it Super: #ItsThatEasy
Think Starbucks: Mini Frappuccino; Coke: personalized cans/bottles; Target: ever-changing musical productions. These are welcomed, friendly brands whose advertising evokes “warm and fuzzy” at first sight or sound. But even ad campaigns have a shelf life...

Chute the Works For Mom
Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift is never easy. But if your Mom is a fun foodie, and your budget cries "minimal," the sky can still be the limit. It’s called Jafflechutes and is happening in NYC all the merry month of May. What is Jafflechutes? In reality, a sandwich, BUT one with out-of-the-lunch-box marketing.

Hacked Lessons: How to Get a Human Response
Recently I was a hacked victim, which proved many bizarre and blatant facts. For starters, the most prominent person in the United States, President Barack Obama, not only had my email address but was courteous enough to respond to spam, and ditto for my State Senator, a short-lived “wow” that ended the second I realized both were impersonal form letters.

Networking at the Outlet
If there’s one word overused in our vernacular, it’s “network,” a job expression that is particularly annoying when there’s nothing to be connected to! Yet everybody’s trying to do this new-fangled buzzword. As a result, a different form of competition now challenges the job seeker: “How do you stand out in this magical network?”

The Last Word on Jobs
Steve Jobs was a mentor for people in all jobs. With tremendous passion, this revolutionary set the bar on how to work and how to live. In 2005 Mr. Jobs told Stanford graduates: "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."

For Love or Money...When There's No Money
Every year the meaning of Labor Day grows a little fuzzier. Has this past holiday that commemorated the social and economic achievements of the American worker lost its true meaning? While it was a day off for some, it was a haunting reminder of no job at all for many others.

Vacation Time: You've Earned It
“Give me a break!” the saying goes, and everybody needs one…especially freelancers, the self-employed, and independent contractors. However, officially clocking in isn’t the only way to validate vacation time. Getting up and doing a job for yourself counts as much as the next employed nine-to-fiver. Yet without the benefits of a company, vacation time is harder to finance and justify.

Casual Fridays and Sloppy Mondays
Where are Stacey London and Clinton Kelly to clarify that the going-to-Walmart/ready-to-go-viral style is not what to wear to the office? Good or bad, it only takes 30 seconds to make an impression. Has anyone noticed that some of the working crowd is a mish-mash of styles crying out for uniforms and surprise makeovers?

Think Positive When Rejection Makes You See Red
A determined young job seeker sent out hundreds of letters of application, only to have hundreds of rejections boomerang back. Eventually he learned he was only one dismal letter shy of taking hold of the record-breaking title for “most job rejection letters ever received.”

10 Tips for Getting Through a Group Interview
Group or panel interviews, as they are also called, can screen applicants faster, reduce bad hiring decisions, save money, save time, and it’s even claimed that “two heads or more are better than one.” Be prepared, whether you are informed or not, for what you may encounter. Follow these tips should you ever find yourself facing a group interview.

A Messy Desk = A Creative Mind
Do you have a messy desk? That’s a good thing. Consider it a sign of an ingenious person who thinks outside the desk lines. I’ll bet you know where everything is, as each pile signifies its glorious own category.

Change Your Mind Before You Change Your Job
When your career is right, do you really know it? Can job nirvana ever be found through career counseling, personality analysis, or cosmic color-code quizzes? Or is it more likely that we already know what we’re supposed to be doing?

Job Etiquette: Are You a Nutcracker or a Sugarplum?
Appropriate job etiquette can be vague and without a script, calling for you to gracefully ad-lib in the most professional manner possible.

The Perks and Pitfalls of the Virtual Workplace
Imagine faceless names, nonexistent co-workers, and zero office politics. Say hello to the colorless, collarless work force that can be a beautiful reality … as long as you meet your deadlines.

A Campain too 'Haute' for Fall
All fashionistas know good things come to those who wait. And wait. That goes more than triple when the wait involves a couture designer collaboration with H&M, a company that can deliver the goods with the message, "Get it while it’s ‘haute."

Working for Perks Is as Important as Working for a Paycheck
Ideally, the company you work for should also work for you -- on some level.

How to Make a Name for Yourself From Day One
Fantasizing about that perfect name is how the marketing world thinks in their never-ending branding quest.

Phone Etiquette Makes an Impression
When did everybody’s business become everybody else’s?

How Can We Get More Heal and Less Hell in Health Care?
When the company you work for is “self,” sometimes the benefits are less than perky.

Comparing Writing Rituals to Yoga
Finding your right time to write is the secret to writing your best. But how do you find it? Like all forms of yoga, you must practice before knowing what feels right.

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