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    Apple: We Say No to Good Ideas Every Day

    Apple: We Say No to Good Ideas Every Day
    Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook delivered a rather interesting Q&A session at a Goldman Sachs tech conference on Tuesday.  In it he reaffirmed Apple's assertion that its floundering Apple TV product is really just "a hobby".  He also offered some insight into how product development works in Cupertino and said that Apple has no qualms with rejecting good ideas "every day".When ...
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    Debate: Tax Sugary Soft Drinks

    Debate: Tax Sugary Soft Drinks
    The federal government should help finance the expansion of U.S. health coverage by taxing products, such as sugary soft drinks, that contribute to obesity and other chronic health conditions. Pro or Con? Pro: Add the Tax. Delete the Pounds By Chuck Marr, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities A tax on high-sugar soft drinks would help pay for health-care reform that ...
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    22 Affordable Ways to De-stress

    22 Affordable Ways to De-stress
    Whether you’re an EMT dealing with life-or-death situations, or a home health aide caring for difficult patients, any job in healthcare can be overwhelming and stressful. Learning how to manage stress and channel it through positive means is vital, not just for a successful career, but for your happiness and well-being too. If you don’t take time to unwind, constant ...
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    Bill Gates: The iPad May be Apple's Biggest Mistake

    Bill Gates: The iPad May be Apple's Biggest Mistake
    When Apple's Steve Jobs took the stage to announce Apple's new tablet, the iPad, it was obviously a moment of tremendous pride and personal satisfaction. To Jobs, the iPad was a fresh, ambitious new "magical" release from Apple that looked geared to become the next iPhone or iPod.Despite that ambitious line of thinking, public reception since the event has been decidedly mixed. Criticism began with the ...
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    5 Tips for Writing Powerful Thank-You Notes

    5 Tips for Writing Powerful Thank-You Notes
    By Wendy S. Enelow, Monster Contributing Writer Writing powerful thank-you letters is not just a formality. Thank-you letters are marketing tools that can have tremendous value in moving your candidacy forward and positioning you above the competition. Although much of what you include in your thank-you letter may have already been communicated during your interview, there is nothing more effective than ...
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    The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

    The Pros and Cons of Working from Home
    By Bradley Richardson, Monster Contributing Writer  Over the past few years, many organizations have begun to allow their staff members to work out of their homes. With recent advances in technology, including the Web, email, intranets, modems, cheaper fax machines and voice mail, some people rarely go into the main office anymore. Working out of your home is a mixed ...
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    The 15 Coolest Office Gadgets

    If you have to be stuck at your desk all day, you might as well make it fun. From the totally useful to the completely random, there’s no end to the gadgets that can perk up your work day. Here’s our collection of the greatest office gadgets of all time!           Laser Trip Wire Fruit-Powered Clock USB ...
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    Bonobos Pants Company Styles Itself After Zappos

    Bonobos Pants Company Styles Itself After Zappos
    NEW YORK - Brian Spaly's quest for the perfect pair of pants led him and former roommate Andy Dunn to start a Web-only clothing company that wants to sell men's trousers that fit - without the need for fitting rooms. Business is good for their company, Bonobos Inc., though it's too early to tell whether the startup can achieve the heights ...
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    10 Things NOT to Wear to Your Work Holiday Party

    What Not to Wear #1: Tacky Holiday Sweaters Why Not? For some professionals, wearing holiday sweaters and vests seems to be acceptable (at least ironically). But while some of your coworkers may get a kick out of seeing you wear Rudolph with a big red pom pom nose front and center, an adult only holiday party calls for more mature attire. ...
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    The 20 Best Outdoor Adventures for Thrill-Seeking Business Professionals

    Need a break from florescent lights, desks and rolling chairs? Does your idea of a vacation involve taking in the great outdoors, and days of heart-pounding adventure? We thought so. Monster Small Business has compiled 20 adrenaline-inducing adventures for the tried and true outdoorsman (or woman). We’ve scoured the travel guides, combed the Internet and sought out word-of-mouth recommendations to ...
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    10 Worst Fashion Mistakes: Men

    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. —Mark Twain We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn’t matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on their performance. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning reflects how ...
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    Bill Gates Unplugged: New Website Will Be Former MS CEO's Public Forum

    Bill Gates Unplugged: New Website Will Be Former MS CEO's Public Forum
    SEATTLE - When Bill Gates was at Microsoft's helm, his internal memos set the company's course for such radical shifts as the rise of the Internet. Now, Gates is making his musings public on a new Web site called The Gates Notes. There, the head of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has started posting his opinion on topics from the ...
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    Become a Healthy Entrepreneur

    Become a Healthy Entrepreneur
    Living the life of an entrepreneur, it's easy to get lost in the cerebral side of your existence. By throwing yourself into the business, you may have lost touch with the simple joy in movement. We've come up with reality checks for the most popular excuses people have for not staying in shape. Myth #1: I'm not athletic, so even if ...
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    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs

    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs
    More often than not, people are describing what they do as “just a job.” As someone who has always loved her job, I’ve found this sentiment surprising and decided to do a some research. What makes someone love their job, instead of hating it? More importantly, is there anything you can do to turn a job you hate into your dream ...
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    10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
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    Where's the Next Industry Boom? In Cleantech, Probably

    Where's the Next Industry Boom? In Cleantech, Probably
    SAN FRANCISCO - Our economy sure could use the Next Big Thing. Something on the scale of railroads, automobiles or the Internet - the kind of breakthrough that emerges every so often and builds industries, generates jobs and mints fortunes. Silicon Valley investors are pointing to something called cleantech - alternative energy, more efficient power distribution and new ways to store ...
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    Ten Titanic Tech Battles for 2010

    When it comes to deciding when to cooperate with each other and when to compete, the major IT vendors have always, to one degree or another, been involved in skullduggery and intrigue. On a field level, practicality that is usually forced on the vendors wins the day, resulting in agreements to work together and higher levels of interoperability. But back ...
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    Huge Drop in Job Satisfaction This Decade

    Huge Drop in Job Satisfaction This Decade
    The first decade of the 21st century is nearing an end, and American workers can't wait to see it go. When a report summarizes its findings with those words, you suspect you're not in for a bunch of happy talk. Thus did the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, a respected research organization at Rutgers University, this week introduce "What ...
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    Top 10 Things that College Taught Us About Life

    1. Dorms College is a time of extreme freedom but, let’s face it, not everything about college screams unfettered space. Students don’t usually have a lot of extra money and that means that their personal space is limited. In fact, the average college student has bunked down in a dorm room. According to the 2000 census, about 2 million students ...
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    Five Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs

    Five Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs
    Ever wonder how much money you can save by cutting your commuting costs? How about enough to pay for two trips to Ireland plus several major home improvements? As chief of marketing for the Maryland Transit Administration, Buddy Alves set out to see how much money he and his wife could save on their commute from the Baltimore suburbs to their ...