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How to Triage Your Email

Derek Lampert | Posted 10.28.2014 | 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?

The Influential In-box

Connie Dieken | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Connie Dieken

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

What Happened When We Went A Week Without An Inbox

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

The email ban included not only emails amongst ourselves but also with clients. We set up auto-responders to let people know we weren't checking email and encouraged them to call us instead.

The Fault In Our Email

Medium | Sanders Kleinfeld | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

Conventional workplace wisdom declares email a daily scourge. We receive too much of it. We spend too much time replying to it. We concoct elaborate s...

5 Tips for Sending Cold Emails That Receive a Response

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 11.22.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

I'm no expert in email marketing, but having been a blogger for so long -- it has taught me some invaluable lessons and skills, especially when it comes to working with people closely, asking them for favors and, in general, trying to be a good associate.

3 Ways to Embrace Your Business and Workplace Fear

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We all battle fear and nerves. Think of a time when you beat fear. You got the deal, aced the presentation or cracked the Rubix cube. You did the following in each of those cases:

More Emails From a Marriage

Kelcey Kintner | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Kelcey Kintner

My husband sent me this email..."The maintenance light in the minivan has been on for weeks. Do you think you can take the car in soon?"

Scott Walker and the Club for Growth: Coordinating Corruption

Howard Schweber | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Howard Schweber

The case against Scott Walker's and his aides turns on the idea of unlawful cooperation. In Wisconsin as in a number of other states, it is illegal for campaigns to coordinate political activities with outside funding groups. That takes a little explaining.

The Characters in the Story of Your Inbox

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.19.2014 | 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.

The Third Metric: Managing Techno-Stress at Work

Allison Heaps | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Heaps

Building a gym and yoga studio, a common guise for companies claiming they support wellness programs is not enough. As most cynics argue, it would be nice to "step away" in theory, but will you have a job when you return?

How to Go Digital With Your Spring Cleaning

Fauzia Burke | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Fauzia Burke

With spring's arrival, maybe you are even tossing around the idea of a little spring cleaning. The process of spring cleaning is ultimately about your well-being because it's getting rid of the old and welcoming in the new. So let's talk about how to go digital with your spring cleaning.

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?'

How to Write A University-Wide Email: A Guide for Administrators

Michael Restiano | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Michael Restiano

Being a part of the upper echelon of higher education administration comes with significant responsibilities, as you know. Chief among them is the occasional need to write emails sent to the entire university community.

Emails From A Marriage

Kelcey Kintner | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Kelcey Kintner

My husband sent me this email: "One day I envision getting a bigger flat-screen TV for our living room."

Why I Hoard My Emails

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 06.07.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

I hoard emails. My reason for hoarding them is simple: I might need them some day. Emails serve as written proof of a conversation. This is helpful for a number of reasons, from memory nudging and legal/historical documentation, to spousal argument proof (See, hon, I did tell you my Aunt Rose was coming to town).

How To Get A Busy Person To Respond To Your Email

Mattan Griffel | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Mattan Griffel

Nothing drives people crazier than an email where someone sends over a lot of information but doesn't say what they'd like you to do. I often respond to those immediately by asking: What do you want me to do?

7 Ways to Improve Your Email Response Rates

Simon Tam | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Simon Tam

From introductions to pitches and proposals, chances are that your initial impression with someone will often be through this medium. Despite the importance of this system, few really take the time to learn it well in order to get better results.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: 4 Email Campaign Basics

Kristy L. Campbell | Posted 02.01.2014 | Small Business
Kristy L. Campbell

The holidays don't have to equal a slow time for your email marketing campaigns. Just like gift-giving, if your email is warm, personal and meaningful, people will appreciate the effort.

The Breakup Email Template

Vana Dabney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Vana Dabney

"We actually broke up." This is the inevitable response you will have to give for weeks, months, possibly even years after you and your significant other part ways.

The World's Five Weirdest Travel Pitches

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Just for fun, here's a sampling of the weirdest travel pitches that are out there right now -- flapping around, jumping up and down, and doing their darnedest to snag your attention.

Chilean Chronicles, Part 6: Carlos Gutierrez and the Fight for Transparency

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 12.07.2013 | World
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Chile has been an authoritarian country in the past, Carlo Gutierrez, who heads the legal team of the municipality of Melipilla, said. A key tool in the transition to democracy is the access to information.

Google: Yeah, We're Gonna Keep Looking At Your Emails

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 11.05.2013 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys suing Google say the firm violates privacy and takes personal property by electronically scanning the contents of ...

3 Ways to Be More Efficient

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Why are you driven? If you have a packed schedule, why? What is important to you in your life? Reflect, breathe and be honest with yourself. This is your life we are talking about.

Magic Words

Dennis Welch | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Dennis Welch

Chapter 1: Drowning in a Sea of Words Let's face it. We're drowning in a sea of words. Too many ways to communicate, too much pressure to respond NOW...

Google's Gmail Hacked This Weekend? Tips To Beef Up Your Security

Paul Everton | Posted 09.23.2013 | Technology
Paul Everton

Recently a large number of people complained about their Gmail accounts being hacked. It also looks like Google's team is hard at work on the threads claiming that it was the users' fault for not being secure with their passwords.