The 30 Most Famous Landmarks in the World

29 Mar

Landmarks give us a sense of place. These monuments and natural wonders connect us to a destination and inspire travel. In Paris, it’s the Eiffel Tower and in New York City it’s the Statue of Liberty. All monumental to each place and its history, these 30 landmarks should be on your bucket list when traveling the world. More >>

15 Effective Responses to A Prospect Who Chooses Your Competitor

27 Mar

Sales objections are part of the job. And salespeople commonly come up against the competitor objection when talking to new prospects. As soon as the buyer realizes the nature or function of your product, she says something along the lines of, “We already work with Competitor X,” or “We already have a supplier for that.” More >>

Retirees’ Top Financial Concerns All Revolve Around This 1 Thing

25 Mar

Though retirement is an exciting milestone to look forward to, the idea of it can be nerve-wracking. After all, there’s a host of financial unknowns associated with retirement, and living on a fixed income leaves many seniors struggling to make ends meet. More >>

How to Use Sticky Notes for More Productive Reading And Learning

22 Mar

In a world where productivity software reigns supreme, there is a humble stationery that is still thriving as an effective tool for enhancing reading and learning skills — sticky notes. While software companies have attempted to digitize the sticky note, no app has proven to be more popular than the original small square piece of paper. More >>

How to Write a Professional LinkedIn Headline (With Examples)

20 Mar

When it comes to icebreakers, “describe yourself in three words” is by far one of the toughest. You’re a complex person, with unique ambitions, experiences, preferences, and traits – how are you possibly supposed to distill yourself down to three mere words? More >>

Do I Need Disability Insurance?

18 Mar

Many workers spend years nurturing their ability to earn a paycheck. They complete specialized training programs, negotiate salary and score promotions. They take night classes, work overtime and find ways to make themselves indispensable to their employer. So what would happen if they lost the ability to earn that paycheck tomorrow? More >>

13 Time Management Apps That Will Make You More Productive

15 Mar

The days where I feel most productive all have something in common: I budgeted my time well. When I’m at my most productive, I start the day with a plan and stay focused on my to-do list, which means that not only do I get more done in a shorter amount of time, I also produce higher-quality work. More >>

19 ‘Thank You in Advance’ Alternatives That Are Far More Polite

13 Mar

Don’t end an email with “thank you in advance.” Many people find this phrase rude; after all, you’re assuming they’re going to do whatever you’ve requested – essentially taking away their right to say no. And it can also seem like you can’t bother to follow up with a “thank you” after they’ve obliged you, so you’re just going to say it now. Instead of writing “Thanks in advance,” “Thank you for your consideration,” or “Thank you in advance for your help,” try these 19 other ways to say it. More >>

What is Insurance Underwriting?

11 Mar

Underwriting is the process of evaluating the risk of insuring a home, car, driver or individual in the case of life insurance or health insurance, to determine if it’s profitable for the insurance company to take the chance on providing insurance. After determining “risk”, the underwriter sets a price and establishes the insurance premium that will be charged in exchange for taking on that risk. More >>

Today is National Proofreading Day

8 Mar

Do you cringe when you see a document filled with misspelled words? Are you the friend that everyone asks to read over their projects before they send them out? Then this holiday is one for you! Proofreading Day is a day for everyone to slow down and read what they just typed for themselves. It is a day to have a goal of 100% accuracy for everything generated. In honor of this special day, here are 8 proofreading tips and techniques. More >>