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Exactly How to Get Started Using a Virtual Assistant

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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 08.02.2014 | 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 07.28.2014 | 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?

E-Mail: Self-Imposing a Delay

Joel Cohen | Posted 06.22.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

The stupid things we say in person, or even by phone, are far worse when viewed in print -- indelible, encryptable print. Yet, people can't refrain from the ease of email or texting.

Google Explains Exactly How It Reads All Your Email

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic | Posted 06.15.2014 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming an...

Are Key Influencers Ignoring Your Emails? Here's What You Need to Do

Syed Balkhi | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Syed Balkhi

To stand out, your email needs to be quick to read, understand and answer. (And that doesn't just go for emails to influencers. You can use these tips for every email you send.)

My 10 Commandments of Screen Time and Technology Use

Cate Pane | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Cate Pane

Thou shall not bear false witness about the amount of screen time in thy family life. Thou shall not relax technology use guidelines when thou art weary.

How to Build a Killer Email Marketing List for Your Business

Jonathan Long | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Jonathan Long

As your list grows and you continue to nurture it, the possibility of subscribers that turn into repeat purchasers increases as well.

Gmail's 'Shelfie' Prank Mocks Selfie-Obsessed Culture

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology

It's not even April Fools' Day yet, and already Google has released multiple pranks. In addition to a Google Maps-based Pokémon challenge, the co...

Stop Building Lists, Start Building Relationships

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Hilary A. Doe

Stop building lists and start building relationships -- you'll create strong communities and movements in the process.

Some Things I Never Thought I'd Say

Marion Winik | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Marion Winik

I left the message in the "Drafts" folder and within a day or two, found I felt absolutely no need to reply to the email. All that steam had evaporated; I didn't care.

9 Tips That Helped Me Beat My iPhone Addiction

Dana Mark | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

When I'm checking my phone or emailing on my computer, I know I'm not at my best as a mom. I kind of hear the kids' voices clamoring for my attention as I focus on the task at hand (or at fingertip), but not really. I know I tell them to "hold on," and I don't always say it so nicely.