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By Curt Frye | Monday, October 13, 2014

Enhance Excel Lookup Using INDEX and MATCH

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Business users of Microsoft Excel take advantage of many of the program’s built-in functions. One of the most popular tools is the VLOOKUP function, which lets you search an Excel worksheet as if it were a database table.

By Maria Langer | Saturday, October 11, 2014

Buried in Tweets? 5 Tips to Manage Your Twitter News Feed

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Your Twitter experience is all about who you follow. After all, those accounts will generate the content you see when you visit your Twitter home page.

There’s no real limit to the number of Twitter users you can follow—and with more than 271 million monthly active users posting 500 million tweets every day, there’s always something new and fresh to read.

But as you might imagine, keeping up with all of these posts can quickly get out of hand—especially if you don’t check your Twitter newsfeed regularly.

So how do you keep your Twitter newsfeed manageable? Here are some tips.

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Off to a Bad Start with the New Boss? We Can Help

What if you hate the new boss?

Sometimes in your professional life, you’ll have the privilege of breaking in a new boss. The old one retired, got promoted, or left the company and there’s a new leader in town.

This week in Management Tips, we’ll cover one scenario you might face: You meet the new boss and quickly you realize the team can’t stand him.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, October 06, 2014

Teach Your Kids Internet Safety

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This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’m doing things a little differently. I wrote a previous article on four tips to teach kids about browser safety.

In today’s video, I’m going to illustrate those points and show you how to teach your kids Internet safety.

By Whitney Johnson | Monday, October 06, 2014

Entrepreneurs: Bootstrap Your Business—and Reap the Rewards

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As an entrepreneur, you’ll likely find yourself short on money, time, or expertise.

If so, you’ll need to bootstrap your business, building it with what you have on hand—and doing so may actually hold the key to your success.

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Successful Presentations: It's All in the Delivery

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Bad news: Even if your presentation content is perfect, it doesn’t mean you’ll give a good presentation.

It’s entirely possible for you to have all the facts straight, good structure and flow, and engaging visuals—yet still fail to engage your audience.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, September 29, 2014

Get Alerts when Amazon.com Prices Drop

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The prices on the massive shopping site Amazon.com are always fluctuating.

So this week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’m going to show you a great site that monitors the prices for you, and can alert you when something you want drops to the price you’re willing to pay.

By Izzy Gesell | Monday, September 29, 2014

Become a Better Leader — with Improv Theater Skills

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Becoming an effective leader is a challenging undertaking. Trying to map a success route from the myriad overlapping or contradictory leadership theories is like being on a journey where your GPS changes its mind every few miles.

But what if I told you that you can improve your leadership skills by practicing the skills used in improv theater?

It’s true. And I’m going to show you how.

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