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8 Tips to Stay Out of Email Hell at Work

John Egan | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
John Egan

Experts provide these eight tips for making sure your workplace inbox doesn't get you shoved out the door -- or at least doesn't make your colleagues want to immediately delete your emails.

A Wellness Checkup for the Digital Soul

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 03.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristi York Wooten

If the norm for thoughtfulness now comes in a package of 140 characters or less, then so be it. Yet, let us never underestimate the power of our words in this new age of brevity. There are no shorter or easier ways to say 'I love you.'

10 Funny Jobs You Need to Fill

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Jobs. We all need them. Are you interested in creating jobs? I am too! Not in the traditional way, but in the literal one. Below are some jobs we need to create to make the world a better place at home and in the office.

Email Spoofing: Explained (and How to Protect Yourself)

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology
Jason P. Stadtlander

How someone (or something) sends an email made to look like it comes from somewhere or somewhere it does not, is a little more technical to explain. So, if you don't like tech talk, then skip to the next section "Why is my email address being spoofed?"

I Never Said You Were Beautiful'

Ulli Appelbaum | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Ulli Appelbaum

Six simple words that seem harmless, but six words that can give your sentence six very different meanings, some positive some neutral and some negative, depending on which word the reader chooses to emphasize:

Writing Handwritten Letters Each Month: What Will It Bring You?

Janet Kinosian | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

I'm writing five handwritten pen and ink letters to people each month for 12 months and see what comes of it. No typing as I somehow feel that would be cheating. And definitely no cards. Flat paper stationary and ink pens held with fingers. I want to remember what it's like talking to someone directly on paper with a pen in my hand.

5 Email Habits Of Highly Productive People

Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living

By Leslie Barrie Ping! Check email. Ping. Check email again. Ping. Check. Ping. Check. Ping. Check. If you're like most people who sit in fron...

Everything I Needed to Know About Corporate Cluelessness I Learned From Chris Rock

Lynda Bekore | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Lynda Bekore

As bad as Sony's cave-in, though, is the ridiculously false "shock" at the hackers' success in exposing the emails. There is incredible naiveté from everyone involved.

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 02.09.2015 | Technology
Jason Saltmarsh

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.

Re: Re: FWD: (No Subject): How Sloppy Emails Ruin Your Productivity

Carson Tate | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Carson Tate

When you feel like you're drowning in a sea of sloppy, thick, unclear mud in your inbox, how do you begin to clean up the mess?

Techies U R Da Best

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.27.2015 | Technology
Dr. Peggy Drexler

I want to offer a special thanks to the technologists of the world -- all those who work anonymously in the world's labs and engineering departments to come up with the circuits, code, and contraptions that have combined to change life as I know it.

The Characters You Follow On Twitter

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Twitter lies. There are definitely more than 140 characters allowed in the Twittersphere. Here are some of the many idiots and characters that you follow on Twitter.

How to Change Your E-mail Address Without Losing Your Mind

Jeff Fox | Posted 01.13.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fox

"Change my e-mail address? No problem," said no one ever. Why the reluctance to take on what can be an important chore?

Quit Taking It Personally With Your Job Search

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

I find myself thinking "it's about me" when really whatever fill-in-the-blank scenario has nothing at all to do with me. Many jobseekers struggle in this area as well in ways that ultimately hold them back from moving forward, especially when it comes to reaching out to people.

Where's the Accountability?

Sam Inglot | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Sam Inglot

The department might as well have set a filing cabinet of public records on fire or shoved hundreds of pages of communications through a paper shredder. In this case, someone pressed delete and the public's right to know went completely out the window.

Do You Need ID Theft Insurance or Credit Monitoring?

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

Do you want to monitor your own credit (which is free but time-consuming) or hand off the task to a third party and pay hundreds of dollars? Either way, make sure it gets done.

How to Triage Your Email

Derek Lampert | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Derek Lampert

Why do we allow our inbox to be the organization system for everyone else's to-do list? How can we give our immediate attention to something based purely on the order in which it arrived?

15 Tricks to Appear Smart in Email

Sarah Cooper | Posted 12.28.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

Your email writing, sending and ignoring skills are just as important as your nodding skills, and even more important than your copying and pasting skills. Here are 15 email tricks that will make you appear smart, passionate, dedicated and most of all, smart.

The Influential In-box

Connie Dieken | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Connie Dieken

It's time to think outside the in-box. Email is inefficient. It's bloated and broken.

Confessions of an Email Hoarder and 4 Tips to Tame an Inbox

Mary Novaria | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Novaria

If there are pileups in one area of my life, there are likely pileups elsewhere, too. So now that I've begun to get a handle on my email, I'm feeling daring enough to close some of the tabs on my Internet browser and maybe even throw in a load of laundry.

You've Got Mail (in the Drafts Folder): Emails Written, But Never Sent

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 12.21.2014 | Comedy
Prasanna Ranganathan

I am reading Lena Dunham's fascinating new book Not That Kind of Girl and came across a chapter entitled "Emails I Would Send if I was One Ounce Crazi...

The Koch Brothers Don't Want You to Read This!

Steve Skrovan | Posted 12.14.2014 | Comedy
Steve Skrovan

For the last six weeks, my inbox has been jammed with "urgent" messages from various congressional candidates and progressive organizations. They use a number of tricks to get you to open the email.

I've Got the Old-Guy Cellphone Blues

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.13.2014 | Comedy
Llewellyn King

Woe betide you if you take the malicious little bloodsucker out of the country: The fees and charges can cost you as much as your trip.

This Is Your Brain On Email

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

Before you contemplate moving to a farm, selling your smartphone on eBay, raising chickens and goats and cutting technology out of your life forever despite your love of selfies, WAIT -- there's a solution.

5 Tips to Boost Your Email Marketing Efforts

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

Email marketing can be a tough nut to crack, especially if you haven't done any of it all. I was skeptical at first, too, but then I realized that I don't necessarily have to connect with my email subscribers only as a means to an end.