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Simple steps to speed up your computer

Few things in life are as frustrating as a slow computer. Small Business Trends Product Editor TJ McCue has some simple steps you can take to speed up your PC and save your sanity.

An hour-by-hour guide to a perfect workday

If your 9-to-5 routine is starting to grind you down, consider working with your biological rhythms. Know­­ing them will help maximize your productivity.

4 ways to be more approachable

If you’re shy, standoffish, awkward or all three, it will put a damper on your ability to get ahead. Try these tips from Barbara Pachter to let your guard down a little and be more approachable.

How first and third work well together

Can you switch between first (I or we) and third person (he, she or they) in the same paragraph? Writing coach Lynn Gaertner-Johnston says you can, as long as you allow clarity to be your guide.

2 weekly emails save you hours at work

Most admins could cut some wasted time at the office simply by sending their bosses two standard emails a week, says project manager and IT consultant Robbie Abed.

6 keys to a professional social media bio

Struggling to write a compelling social media biography? With these tips you’ll be on your way to crafting the perfect one.

6 tips for winning arguments

Business psychiatrist Mark Goul­­ston offers six ways to stop being defensive and start finding solutions in your conversations.

8 tips to strengthen your writing

With so much written content available, it’s even more important to write well so you can communicate effectively, says MarketingProfs Chief Content Officer Ann Handley.

3 ways to cut your stress down to size

There are endless tips and tricks to mitigate the effects of stress, but what if you could shift your stress mindset altogether? A technique called “adding the opposite” can help you do just that, writes Lea McLeod, founder of The Job Success Lab.

Do you make meetings painful for others?

Not everyone loves meetings, and no one can stand the people who show up and just make things worse. If you don’t want to be one of those people, blogger Alison Green has a list of 10 behaviors you need to be sure to avoid.