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Health and Wellness Benefits of Volunteering
(BPT) - In the business world, we hear a lot about the bottom line and quarterly reports. For those in the nonprofit sector, it's often a matter of reaching fundraising goals and achieving their mission statement. No matter what kind of organization you work for, there are big-picture goals, but of... More >>


5 essential soft skills for a job interview
(BPT) - Picture this: After months of networking and polishing your resume, you managed to make the necessary connections, get in front of the right people and land an interview.You deserve to be here. After all, you have an impressive background, great experience, fantastic references and are conf... More >>


Working like a dog: Companies find benefits in going pet-friendly
(BPT) - It's fair to call Charger a bull in a china shop. Well, at least a pit bull. The charming nine-year-old has a full-time job in the marketing department at dinnerware giant Replacements, Ltd.'Charger's been coming to Replacements since I rescued him from the side of a road as a puppy, so he'... More >>


4 simple ways to stay productive and conquer your to-do list
(BPT) - Did you know that in an average week, 75 percent of Americans skip doing something for themselves because they didn't adequately plan or allow enough time for it? Does looking at your to-do list feel so daunting that it discourages you from making any progress at all?You're not alone. A new... More >>


5 tips to find the financial advisor to match your retirement goals
(BPT) - The idea of retirement may start out as a distant dream. You have hopes and plans for that special time that seems so far away. Sooner or later that time will be here and hopefully you'll be ready.However, recent research shows many people are not prepared to enjoy a financially stable reti... More >>


5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace
(BPT) - Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer's best interest to make workpla... More >>


Roots run deep for American growers
(BPT) - The trend of home and community gardens is on the rise in the U.S. A 2014 study by the National Gardening Association found 1 in 3 households now grow their own food to help put breakfast, lunch and dinner on kitchen tables. While more and more people are helping to provide for themselves, ... More >>


How to find a hotel that can cater to your technology demands
(BPT) - You arrive at your hotel and pull out your smartphone. After an incredibly long sign-in process, you connect to the Internet. It works fine in the hallway but not in your room, so you go to the business center to check email and print tickets to tonight's show. The center is packed, so you ... More >>


Finding relevance in the evolving consumer environment
(BPT) - You could call this a story of dreamers. Of taking chances, tempting fate and daring to take a blind leap of faith. The first chapter began because Bob Page found himself stuck in a job he hated.'I lived for my weekend hobby, going to flea markets searching for vintage china and crystal,' s... More >>


6 pet-related businesses you can start today
(BPT) - Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn’t necessarily require a degree, affords you time flexibility, is in a growing ind... More >>


How credit card reward points created delicious results [Infographic]
(BPT) - Doughnut Plant founder Mark Isreal brought his latest creation to life with the help of 80,000 points earned with his Chase Ink card. Here’s how he pulled it off.SaveSave... More >>


Bridging the digital wallet divide [Infographic]
(BPT) - JPMorgan Chase commissioned Forrester Consulting to research the digital wallet opportunity from the audiences who determine the technology's future: merchants and their customers.SaveSave... More >>


One key to growth in today's business sector is inclusion
(BPT) - Today's political climate seems to offer less room for inclusion than ever before. The polarizing campaigns and election in the United States left many divided. And across the ocean, the approval of Brexit shook the European continent to its core.In politics, it seems, inclusion is out.Yet ... More >>


It's 2017: Do you know how old your farmer is?
(BPT) - Smartphone? Check. GPS? Check. Seed, fertilizer and tractor? Check. Welcome to the world of modern agriculture, where high-tech is the rule and savvy millennials are in demand as U.S. agriculture embraces the many challenges of feeding a growing world.From planters guided by GPS to corn and... More >>


Boost home office productivity with a pre-holiday freshening
(BPT) - You engaged in spring cleaning and organization earlier this year, but with the holidays approaching, your home office could probably stand a bit of freshening up. Fall is the perfect time to make sure your office is a well-equipped and appealing workspace that boosts your efficiency and pr... More >>



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