Category Archives: Tools and Information

Please, Please, Please Don’t Sleep in Contact Lenses, CDC Says | Live Science

It’s late, you’re tired, and the last thing you want to do is get out of bed and take out your contact lenses. If so, you’re not alone: Around one-third of people who wear contact lenses have reported that they sleep or nap in them.

But people who do this have six to eight times the risk of developing eye infections, according to a new report published today (Aug. 16) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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How Observational Learning Can Have a Huge Impact on Productivity | Life Hack

Someone walks over, introduces themselves and raises their hand out in front of you. How do you know what you’re supposed to do next?

If this were the first time you saw this behavior, you wouldn’t have a clue.

If you were from an Eastern culture, you might go to bow toward this person. But you know what to do because since childhood, you’ve observed many adults shaking hands.

Observational learning is a learning theory in psychology that describes how we learn by watching and imitating others.

In this article, we will look into what observational learning really is and how it helps you learn and grow.

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Differences Between Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights | Business News Daily

Intellectual property might seem esoteric, but it’s important to protect it like you would any other asset. To do so, you’ll need to understand some basics about intellectual property rights first.

Two of the most common forms of intellectual property protections are the copyright and the trademark. While the two are often confused, they protect very different types of intellectual property. Learning the differences, and how you can use both to protect your own creative output, is essential to securing your assets.

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Why your first impression of others is often wrong | Fast Company

The way that others evaluate you–your photo, résumé, tattoo, or first-date cardigan–follows the same process of placing marbles on a scale as soon as they get any information.

We form impressions of people the same way we form an impression of anything: As soon as our scale of marbles starts tipping one way, we begin to develop a hunch and then start gathering evidence to back that up by selectively picking up the marble that’s easiest to pick up.

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5 Small Business Grants for Women Entrepreneurs | AllBusiness.com

If you’re a woman business owner looking for financing to start or grow your business, one thing you may be dreaming of (aside from winning the lottery) is getting a grant. Unlike a loan that you have to pay back, or an investment in your business that requires giving up equity, a grant is basically free money that you don’t have to pay back.

Of course, that doesn’t mean grants are “no strings attached.” In fact, most grants typically come with quite a few strings. Similar to scholarships that are given to students to help finance their educations, grants can come from a wide range of sources: from the federal government to a wealthy individual, from a small nonprofit organization to a multinational corporation. What grants all have in common is they’re designed to reward organizations that are doing something the grant-giver believes is important. A corporation with a commitment to women might give grants for women business owners, for example.

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What You Need to Know About the New Authorization for Facebook Pages Process | Small Business Trends

In its bid to ensure the people on Facebook are who they say they are, the social media giant has added yet another verification tool. From now on, people who manage a Page with a large US audience will have to complete an authorization process if they want to continue posting in their account.

With this authorization process in place, Facebook is looking to protect compromised accounts as well as limiting the reach of fake accounts. By asking the managers of the Page in question to secure their account with two-factor authentication and confirm their primary country location, the issues Facebook has been facing can be restricted.

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15 Inspiring Journal Ideas To Help You Sharpen Your Brain | Lifehack

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Journaling is a powerful tool that can help sharpen your brain and mind so that you can become more successful, think more clearly, and reach their goals.

Journaling is one of the top strategies that contribute to many entrepreneurs and high achievers’s success inside and outside the workplace.

Maybe you’re unsure of how to get started with the habit of journaling, or maybe you’re looking for ideas for using journal to sharpen their brain to maximize your productivity and happiness.

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17 Tactics to Drastically Improve Communication in Relationships | Lifehack

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You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.

Whether it’s in your personal or work relationships, you find yourself frustrated at how often people can misinterpret what you have to say.

If only there was something people could do to read your mind and feel your emotions. Right?

Sorry. While something like this doesn’t exist there is the next best thing, which is to take some simple strategies to improve your communication in relationships.

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How Learning to ‘Manage Sideways’ Can Totally Transform Your Career | Entrepreneur

As a manager, members of your team expect and even crave, your feedback. Similarly, senior managers (or least those who are any good at their jobs) welcome feedback from junior professionals.

But providing feedback laterally is a challenging workplace problem. Startup founders, entrepreneurs and other professionals often mistakenly assume that candor and cordial relationships with colleagues are diametrically opposed. In reality, the only way you can maintain a healthy relationship with the colleagues you rely on is to learn the art of “managing sideways.”

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Business Sustainability Tips for Small Entrepreneurs | Getentrepreneurial.com

Business is no longer just about profit generation or plain long-term sustenance. Nowadays, many enterprises, including the small and medium scale ones, genuinely express their concern for the environment and society at large and consequently create sustainability projects. Consumers more likely patronize environmentally- and socially-conscious companies. Increased patronage translates to increased sales.

Yet the capacity to craft sustainability strategy is as relevant as the capacity to maintain it. While the intention is noble, small entrepreneurs are sometimes forced to discard the proposed or the initially launched business sustainability projects because of budget constraints or project mismanagement. But this should not be the case. There are many ways to maintain and even improve the sustainable projects over the long run.

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