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A Hand-Written Letter: Have You Ever Heard of Them?

John P. Rauls | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
John P. Rauls

What would you say is more personal: a handwritten letter or an email? If I asked a sample group of people over the age of 55, I imagine 98 percent would say a hand-written letter is more personal, and far classier!

Business Etiquette: 7 Ways to Make the Most of a Professional Email

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

An email has to make an immediate impact to stand out among the dozens (or even hundreds) of messages a busy executive is bombarded with each day.

How This CEO Manages To Only Get 10 Emails A Day

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Most of us can't even begin to imagine a workplace without an email inbox constantly reminding us of the messages we've left unread. But what if email...

Just Tell Me That You're Busy

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Remember, we're not just sending an email, we're maintaining a relationship. So, the next time you get a charming, witty and grammatically correct email from me, don't keep me hanging wondering if you've left civilization for a secluded life in a Tibetan monastery.

Hyperconnected, But Mindfully So

Francesca Hogi | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

Since making these small changes, my jaw is better, I sleep better and I am more relaxed and focused throughout the day. All because I made the choice to start my day in a deliberate, mindful way.

Why Your Business Needs an Email List -- and How to Get Started

Syed Balkhi | Posted 06.30.2014 | Small Business
Syed Balkhi

Although not everyone will read every single email you send them (we all get busy!), most people are much more likely to read their emails than to read every update that comes their way on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

IRS: We Gave Lois Lerner's Hard Drive to Deposed Nigerian Prince Who Emailed Us

Spencer Green | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It is standard IRS policy to send the crashed hard drives of our former Exempt Organizations Division directors to deposed Nigerian or Haitian princes when said hard drives are requested," explained IRS Strained Credulity spokesperson Whitcomb P. Abernathy.

5 Tips to Keep Thieves Out of Your Bank and Brokerage Accounts

Andrew Wang | Posted 06.19.2014 | Hawaii
Andrew Wang

Today, data breaches at major retailers like Target have made cybercrime front page news. With ubiquitous computing, you cannot let your guard down for even a moment, especially when hackers are increasingly targeting bank and brokerage accounts.

The Characters in the Story of Your Inbox

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.22.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Everyone does the same thing in today's digital world; read and write emails. The difference is the content, but what if that is similar? A friend requested I oversee his emails while he attended to something urgent.

Exactly How to Get Started Using a Virtual Assistant

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

Do you have tasks in your business that you don't necessarily need to be the one to do? As a mom who raises her kids during the day and works on her business during naps and after bedtime, my time is precious to me.

The Metric Of More

Paul Jarvis | Posted 06.12.2014 | Business
Paul Jarvis

I realize we're all trying to run our own creative businesses and that building an audience is important. But we beat ourselves up too often for not reaching enough people, especially when we're starting out.

How Do We Stop Online Harassment?

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.11.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Online harassment affects people differently, but the survey results show that it affects all types of folks. One thing that the majority agreed on was that the current laws about online and in-person harassment either aren't strong enough or are nonexistent.

Leigh Weingus

Here's What Happened When I Went On A Smartphone Cleanse For 31 Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living

I have, more or less, officially survived 31 days of restricted smartphone use. 31 long days of reaching for my phone while stopped at red lights and waiting for trains, only to realize I wasn't allowed to do it.

Life Before Email and Social Media

Kate Gale | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
Kate Gale

What have we gained? Speed of communication. And for this generation, speed is everything. What have we lost? Closeness, voice contact, the intimate communication of actually knowing what a person is feeling, and that can only come from presence.

Close the Networking Loop

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

Relationship building is important. For jobseekers, it's critical. As a self-identified super-connector, I introduce people on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. I am always grateful when people acknowledge the introduction and let me know what resulted. I call this closing the networking loop.

Democrats Need to Stop Dragging Feet On Email Privacy Reform

Sam Tracy | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

President Obama has still not responded to the 100,000+ Americans who signed the We the People petition demanding ECPA reform (it's been 152 days -- for comparison, a petition to build a Death Star got a response within 29 days.).

Your Custom Graphic Design Cheat Sheet

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

Do you ever make anything graphic for your business? If you're like most entrepreneurs, you'll end up doing your own graphics at some point, whether you want to or not!

How Our Connectivity Is Influencing Our Real-Life Connections

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Giegerich

At the end of your days, your Facebook friends won't fill the room at your funeral. The ones who do arrive won't commend your text messaging speed or ability to Instagram perfectly filtered photos.

Arianna Huffington and My Forced Digital Detox

Barbara Biziou | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

It's amazing how creative you get without relying on your phone. Yes, there were times when I felt a moment's panic. Looking back over this time, I realize that I actually experienced and enjoyed JOMO (joy of missing out).

Email Etiquette: Should You Reply to My Email?

Bruce Mayhew | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Bruce Mayhew

This email etiquette question boils down to, 'Are people supposed to respond to every email, even if it's only to say yes, no or thank you?'

Don't Block Your Executive Presence on Email

David Peck | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
David Peck

Building executive presence (EP) is a hot topic from cubicle to corner office. A dash of swagger and reading the room when face to face are crucial; but how do you demonstrate EP on email?

Why I'm Going On A Smartphone Cleanse This Month

Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

Like most people of my generation, I feel the need to be connected 24/7. But texting, social media and incessantly checking my email give me the opposite of what I'm craving.

The Smarter Way To Check Your Email

Fast Company | Laura Vanderkam | Posted 04.30.2014 | World

I wrote recently about the futility of trying to reach inbox zero. Since email expands to fill the available space, the best approach is to plan in im...

Why Our 24/7 Connected Society Is Driving Us Farther Apart

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Steinbrecher

Part of self-care is, of course, relieving the burden of stress. So give it a try and unplug. Your health may reward you handsomely, and, you just may discover an added benefit -- more of that rare and precious gift the French refer to as "joie de vivre."

Is Email Making You Stressed?

Frances Booth | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Frances Booth

Close your inbox for a moment and step back. Ask yourself just how healthy your relationship with email is... and if it is causing you stress or strain, what can you do to improve this?