How Voice Tone Influences Job Interview Results

Did you know that people usually switch jobs or radically alter their career paths at least 5 to 15 times within a working lifetime? According to a 2018 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average person changes jobs at least a dozen times throughout their life. Why do people change jobs so often? Does it have anything to

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What Is The Average Cost Of Tooth Extraction?

“I am in a lot of pain and I give you permission to remove 2 or 3 teeth.” Many years ago, I was in so much pain from a toothache that I went to a dentist’s office and wrote those exact words on a patient registration form. I said this to my relatives, and they howled with laughter. It was

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Loaning Money to Relatives Never Ends Well. I Learned the Hard Way.

I began traveling the world in 1996. Over the years I visited places like Belgium, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, and even the Philippines. I spent a semester studying abroad in London, England during my junior year in college. For extra money, I worked in the library and whatever local odd jobs I could. While studying in London, I worked illegally

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How To Use $6 Black Gorilla Tape to Fix Minor Bumper Damage

(Public domain image via WikiMedia Commons) Unless you have an inordinate and unhealthy obsession with morbid curiosity, it is human nature to look away from a car crash. Sure, we look. But then we wince, cringe, and look away. It’s human empathy. No one wants to imagine being injured or killed in a car crash. Even with no loss of

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Start Accepting it – You’re Never Going to be a Rich Social Media Influencer. Here’s Why

(Cotton candy influencer. Image by Kaila Yu via CC BY 2.0 ) The holidays are really tough time for freelance workers in the gig economy. I speak from experience. Free time kind of feels like wasted time to gig economy workers. We’re always looking for new work. Especially over the holidays. I’ve even considered becoming a social media influencer. It’s

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You Should be Aware of Green Monday, the 3rd Biggest Online Shopping Day You’ve Never Heard Of

Annual shopping day events have become pop culture institutions in this country. For better or worse. Black Friday, for example, is arguably the biggest shopping event of the year. It’s an annual tradition where shoppers publicly scramble for above-average savings in stores. This event also has a dark reputation for the rowdiness and danger involved. It’s no wonder that with

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