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September 13, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
  • How poker tactics can help you get ahead
    The strategies of poker professionals can be applied to business, Charley Swayne writes. For example, great poker players "look at everything through their competitor’s eyes," he writes. Also, poker players recognize the advantage of having "the button," which allows them to act last, after their opponents have revealed information about their hands. Fast Company online (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Tips for dealing with the office whiner
    When confronted with a whining colleague, try asking the person what's going well for them, author and speaker Will Bowen says. "They'll look at you like you're crazy at first," but persist and "the person will either switch topics or stop talking to you. Either way, you don't have to listen to them any more," he says. The Wall Street Journal (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Making the Connection 
The Landscape 
  • Gender lines blur as "pink collar" jobs boom
    Positions traditionally filled by women such as nurses, doctor's aides, dental assistants and teachers are adding jobs quickly, leading more men to shift to these so-called "pink-collar" professions, experts say. "Gender lines are becoming very, very blurry, especially in the medical field," says Kay Stout, an executive adviser with Oklahoma Professional Search. "You are hired by what you bring to the table." U.S. News & World Report (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Your Next Challenge 
  • How to keep the boss from finding out you're job hunting
    If you want to keep your job search quiet, change your settings on LinkedIn so your activity isn't automatically broadcast to others and don't use any profile language that hints you're dissatisfied with your job, Chris Perry writes. Also, don't "do anything related to your job search at work. Not even on your lunch break. Period," he writes. JobMob blog (Israel) (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Balancing Yourself 
  • Put productivity first with these 5 tips
    Procrastination is a major hindrance to people whose income relies on their productivity, writes Nellie Akalp, CEO of To stay productive, curb perfectionist tendencies and avoid overwhelming yourself with big tasks -– break down big projects into more manageable tasks, each with its own deadline. Figure out when you're most productive and save the hardest tasks for then, and be sure to assess your time management. Mashable (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Water Cooler 
  • Vast arachnids spotted on roof of Seattle armory
    Visitors to Seattle's Space Needle will be shocked to notice that far below, a pair of enormous daddy long-legs are swarming across the roof of the Seattle Center Armory. A local artist painted the colossal arachnids on the roof using a trompe l'oeil effect that makes them look like real, 3-D bugs when viewed from above. This Is Colossal (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it."
--Victor Hugo,
French writer and artist

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