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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

07/29/13

That dreaded blue computer screen — and the importance of a good backup plan

My computer recently decided to take a sick day. Needless to say, it couldn’t have happened at a worse time. I arrived at my office early in the morning all set to work on several timely projects, turned on the computer, and bam … all that appeared was a blue screen. Since my computer was still fairly new, I wasn’t prepared for that, nor was I ready for the frustrations that would come with being out of touch for a while.

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07/22/13

7 tips for effectively managing your schedule

American philosopher and psychologist William James said, “Nothing is as fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich, said, “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”

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07/15/13

How to work smarter all the time — and create perfect timing

Would the people you work with, your family and/or your friends, describe you as having “time management issues”? If the answer is yes, welcome to my world. True to the old saying “birds of a feather flock together,” most of my friends like to keep a handle on their own timing and productivity.

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06/24/13

Buying local an easy way to support your neighbor

We live in a “hurry-up, gotta-get-it-now” kind of world. It’s no wonder, since we have the ability to shop 24/7 at the touch of our fingers. I’m as guilty as the next person when it comes to wanting to make things happen in a hurry, however I’m a loyal, local shopper. I like spending money with businesses that support our local economy. I like to experience the unique character of all our different local shops.

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05/29/13

8 keys to making your company a great place to work

Nowadays, many companies are creating and encouraging fun in the workplace. Experts say this can benefit any business. Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher, in their book The Levity Effect: Why It Pays To Lighten Up, say that if people are having fun, they’re going to work harder, stay longer, maintain their composure in a crisis, and take better care of the organization.

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