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    10 Things You Must Know When Planning Your Company Picnic

    10 Things You Must Know When Planning Your Company Picnic
    After producing literally hundreds of picnics for every size company, I have found that there are issues any savvy admin must address. Below are some of the most important and often overlooked issues in planning a summer picnic for your group: 1. Cost: If you do not have at least $50 per person to spend for a company picnic (of 75 ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    7 Ways to Fight Office Flab

    7 Ways to Fight Office Flab
    A growing concern for us working women: job-related weight gain. Not to mention cubicle-induced achiness, anxiety, lethargy, and dehydration. But listen up, ladies: you don’t need to quit your office job to stay healthy and happy. Here are seven ways to reverse your cubicle woes and greet the evening with energy to spare. 1) Put Your Glutes to Work There’s a ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Gorgeous 2011 Letterpress Calendars

    The new year is a time for looking back, reflecting, and then looking forward to the year ahead. What better way to celebrate how far you've come with a lovely little handcrafted calendar to mark your accomplishments this year? The calendars we've picked for 2011 all have that wonderful, unusual, discovering-a-new-boutique feeling — Enjoy! A note from the creator: "A collaboration ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at School

    Students, educators and school administrators can all play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Click through for a directory of some education and action planning resources to help you: -> • Students • Educators • Administrators All photos courtesy of Creative Commons. [page] Students *1. Bring science to life* Explore the Climate Change Kids Site and watch Climate ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Tricks to Hide Holiday Weight Gain

    10 Tricks to Hide Holiday Weight Gain
    Jan. 9--The egg nog knocked you out. The pumpkin pie packed a punch. And the stuffing left you, well ... stuffed. Stuffed as in, you can't find a way to get all that fat into your jeans. In the feast from Halloween to New Year's Day, you gorged yourself. And those short daytime hours made it hard to get out of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Seven Ways Admins Can Maintain Work/Life Balance

    Seven Ways Admins Can Maintain Work/Life Balance
    Many work/life coaches glibly assert that administrative professionals must be responsible for achieving their own balance in the face of ever-increasing demands -- from 9 to 5 and beyond. But given their spot in the org chart, admins often feel compelled to sacrifice too much for their jobs. “It’s a partnership, but management has the bigger responsibility for admins’ work/life balance, ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Ways to Get a Man to Listen

    One of the most common complaints I hear from women is that men don’t listen. Be it at work where their good ideas are ignored or at home when their spouse totally forgets what she told him. Why can’t men listen? They can, if you follow these five steps. So the next time you want to talk to your male ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Answers to the "How Good Be You're Grammer?" Quiz

    Answers to the "How Good Be You're Grammer?" Quiz
    These are the answers to the "How Good Be You're Grammer?" Quiz. If you haven't taken it yet, don't cheat! Click here to take the "How Good Be You're Grammer?" quiz. Quiz!
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    4 Obstacles Women Still Face in the Workplace

    [photo:53044] We’re not even two months into the new decade and already a number of studies have jumped up to point out how far women have come in the workplace. For example: Wives earn more than their husbands, and more U.S. women than men actually have jobs. But despite these significant milestones, a few key obstacles remain — particularly in the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Six Gadget Etiquette Dos and Don'ts for the Workplace

    Six Gadget Etiquette Dos and Don'ts for the Workplace
    You know gadget-related behavioral excesses have gotten out of hand when etiquette columnists tackle text messaging and PDAs. For example, here's an excerpt from the syndicated "Ask Thelma" etiquette column, written by Thelma Domenici: "The etiquette of technology doesn't deviate from etiquette standards we all know. Etiquette and manners are about thinking of others before ourselves and treating them with respect ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    15 Things You'll Love about Windows 7

    15 Things You'll Love about Windows 7
    (and Five You'll Hate) Microsoft has a lot riding on Windows 7. Vista failed to give Windows users a reason to upgrade from XP, and justified or not, it quickly gained a reputation for being slow, overly complicated, and annoying to work with. Judging by the response to the public beta of Windows 7, lots of Windows fans are more than ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    I'm hurt and lost: Haunting web message of the supermodel, 20, who threw herself from her 9th floor New York flat

    I'm hurt and lost: Haunting web message of the supermodel, 20, who threw herself from her 9th floor New York flat
    Supermodel Ruslana Korshunova wrote a series of heartbroken internet messages about love in the weeks before she leapt nine floors to her death. The striking beauty from Kazakhstan appears to have left no hints to her closest friends that she was depressed, let alone suicidal. But her internet poems and postings reflect an inner torment sparked by a lover, with her ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    More Than a Third of Assistants Asked to do Personal Tasks

    More Than a Third of Assistants Asked to do Personal Tasks
    According to a UK study, over a third of administrative assistants surveyed (okay, okay, they say "secretaries") reported being asked to do tasks that were not in their job description. From the article: "One secretary had to bathe her boss's elderly mother, another was asked to make curtains and one respondent said she had to hold her boss's hand on a ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Manage Your Work Flow to Avoid Admin Burnout

    Manage Your Work Flow to Avoid Admin Burnout
    I actually resist making lists, except when I am absolutely and completely overwhelmed, because the things that I really want to get done - wake up to my true nature, live in love, experience the fullness of life - never seem to make it onto the list,” laments comedian/actress/author/writer/artist Beth Lapides, who wrote Did I Wake You? “When I have too ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Anna Wintour’s Daughter Is NOT Afraid of Assisting!

    Anna Wintour’s Daughter Is NOT Afraid of Assisting!
    I know I said two weeks back that I wasn’t going to blog about assisting but rather about what we (Ethan, Sadie and I) are doing behind the scenes of ProAssisting however after coming across this story through my fashionista reading, I had to post about it! Bree Shaffer, daughter of Anna Wintour (one the hardest people to work for as ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    AdminSecret's Discussion Forums

    AdminSecret's Discussion Forums
    Advanced search: You can search for topics by keyword, username, category or subcategory and date range. [photo:8142] GUI editor for post creation: Our WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor gives a graphical interface for text formatting, link creation and image insertion to make posting your comments and content incredibly easy. [photo:8145] Online/Offline indicator: Users that have been ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Bake Cookies With ... a Waffle Iron?

    Bake Cookies With ... a Waffle Iron?
    If you're lucky enough to have a waffle iron around the office (or think it might be a good time to run out and get one), do we have news for you! Apparently you can make delicious cookies in just 90 seconds in a waffle iron. Not a whole batch, mind you, but if you're looking for a little pick-me up ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Find the Nearest Flu Shots with Google Maps

    Find the Nearest Flu Shots with Google Maps
    Concerned about the flu? Want a way to find out quickly (and easily!) the nearest place to get a flu shot? Worry no more! Google just started a new service that uses Google Maps to locate flu shot availability in your neighborhood: google.com/flushot. But be careful: Google tells us that, "this project is just beginning and we have not yet received ...
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    Is Your Job Killing You?

    Is Your Job Killing You?
    I’m a sick puppy today - congested to the brink of watery-eyed blindness, the works. I’ve probably been getting sick for a week or two, but have been trapped in the day-to-day bustle so much that I haven’t noticed that I’ve been feeding the illness with the loop of exhaustion and dehydration (i.e., making up for lost sleep with caffeine, etc.). ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Working in Your Workout

    Working in Your Workout
    Oops. You missed your spin class again. It’s just as well – you still haven’t gotten through the day’s email, you’re hungry as hell and American Idol is on in an hour. You’ll try again tomorrow. “Try” being the operative word. Because despite your regular attempts, these days you never seem to get out of work in time to hit the ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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