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John Egan is editor in chief of SpareFoot, an Austin, Texas-based company that operates the country's largest online marketplace for self-storage units. A graduate of the University of Kansas, John has more than 25 years of experience in journalism, brand journalism, public relations and blogging.

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5 Personal Branding Lessons From Brand Ambassador Josh Madden

(2) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 2:17 PM

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For Josh Madden, it might be understandable if he paid less attention to his social media followers than to a gone-in-a-minute Snapchat message.

For one thing, he's juggling a lot of jobs in his high-profile career: brand strategist at New York...

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8 Tips to Stay Out of Email Hell at Work

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 9:43 AM

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Email reigns as the king among workplace tools in the U.S., yet some workers don't exactly treat it like royalty.

In a survey for the Pew Research Center, 61 percent of Internet-using adult workers in the U.S. cited email as the...

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Is Your Messy Desk a Sign of a Cluttered Mind?

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 3:58 PM

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Are you cluttered or creative if your desk looks like an F5 tornado rumbled through? HR managers in the U.S. are split on their attitudes toward messy desks at the office.

In a new survey from the OfficeTeam staffing service, 68...

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What Are the Top U.S. Cities for Real-Life Storage Wars?

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 3:08 PM

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Drive about 15 miles northwest of Atlanta on Interstate 75, and you'll hit the suburb of Marietta, Georgia. Along with more than 58,000 residents, the town is home to a museum commemorating the classic movie "Gone With the Wind" and an iconic KFC...

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9 Tips for Making Your Blog Better in 2015

(1) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 12:36 PM

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New year, new outlook. The flipping of the calendar from 2014 to 2015 gives us all a chance to reboot and rethink. So why not take a fresh look at your blog?

Here are nine tips that'll put your blog on the right...

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Professional Organizers Offer 6 of Their Favorite Decluttering Tips

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 6:57 PM

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How long have you been staring at that pile of Crate and Barrel catalogs, Publishers Clearing House mailers and other junk on your kitchen table? How long have you been cursing at all those jeans in your bedroom closet that you'll never squeeze...

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Do You Need a Degree in Social Media? No Way, Some Experts Say

(1) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 4:20 PM

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Based on keywords, the phrase "social media" ranks 10th among what job website Indeed.com calls the top career trends. Indeed.com relies on searches of millions of jobs from thousands of job sites to come up with this list.

As a...

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Storage War: What Happens to Your Stuff When You Don't Pay Your Self-Storage Rent?

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 5:06 PM

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On reality TV shows like Storage Wars and Storage Hunters, storage auction scavengers battle for the best finds. To the delight of viewers, these shows romanticize the business of storage auctions. But some critics have accused the shows' producers of rigging...

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Is Rick Perry a 'Culture Maven'?

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 8:30 AM

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In reading a recent piece in The Washington Times, you might think that Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- he of the hip new eyeglasses -- is deeper than his gun-toting persona would lead you to believe.

In the article, Ralph Z....

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9 Ways Job Seekers Can Avoid Disaster on Social Media

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 12:54 PM

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Looking for a job? Tempted to post an Instagram photo of you slamming shots of tequila at your cousin's 30th birthday party? Not so fast.

A recent survey from CareerBuilder found that 51 percent of employers that research job candidates on...

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6 Ways to Combat Kitchen Chaos at the Office

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 10:36 AM

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If you're fed up with the piles of dirty dishes in the break room or kitchen at your office, you've got loads of company. In a 2010 survey by staffing service OfficeTeam, 44 percent of American workers identified making messes for...

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10 Tips for Telecommuting Success

(2) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 7:26 AM

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Appropriately enough, Sara Sutton Fell runs FlexJobs, a website that matches people with telecommuter-friendly jobs, from her home in Boulder, Colorado. In fact, all 43 employees of FlexJobs work from their homes in places like Mission Viejo, California, and Virginia...

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4 Outside-the-Box Career Tips for College Grads

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 10:43 PM

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A recent survey by consulting giant Accenture exposes a Grand Canyon-size gap between expectations and realities for 2014 college graduates. The most glaring discrepancy: 69 percent of this year's college grads expect to land a job within six months of...
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Where Are America's Hardcore Fashionistas? Hint: Not in New York or LA

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 12:12 AM

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You'd think that New York City, the center of American fashion, or Los Angeles, the center of American celebrity culture, would be where you'd find America's hardcore fashionistas.

You'd be more wrong than Helena Bonham Carter's wardrobe choices.

A new ranking by

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How to Avoid 5 Common Moving Mistakes

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 3:38 PM

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In 2012, about 36 million Americans moved, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Think about it: That's close to the number of people who live in California.

With that many folks on the move -- whether it's across town or across...

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13 Telltale Signs That You Didn't Get the Job

(4) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 2:14 PM

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You think you've crafted the perfect cover letter. You think your skills are second to none. You think you aced the interview. But you're left scratching your head (and licking your wounds) when you didn't land the job.

"Really, it's unfortunate...

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