From a simple “joke” shared with a colleague to a real breach of privacy, making a mistake by email can haunt you for years to come. Take these few simple precautions to avoid making an embarrassing or potentially career-ending gaffe. Double check recipients before pressing send. Autopopulate functionality is extremely helpful, but it can also wreak…

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By Brentnie Daggett Although many associate cleaning with springtime, summer cleaning tasks deserve their time in the sun as well. With warmer temperatures and longer days ahead, there’s no better time to open the windows, throw on the rubber gloves and get to work. Deep cleaning your home and getting rid of dirt and dust…

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You don’t have to go into a business or science field to earn top dollar. CareerBuilder recently ranked 10 lucrative jobs for creative types—and their average annual earnings: 1. Directors/Producers ($49,000-$103,000)2. Film Editors ($46,000-$92,000)3. Art Directors ($54,000-$89,000)4. Technical Writers ($57,000-$87,000)5. Public Relations Specialists ($43,000-$79,000)6. Commercial/Industrial Designers ($51,000-$75,00)7. Multimedia Artists/Animators ($40,000-$64,000)8. Graphic Designers ($37,000-$57,000)9. Interior Designers…

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While it’s always a good idea to give your home a little TLC this time of year, that’s especially true if you’re planning to put it on the market soon. Here are a few tips to help you with a thorough spring cleaning that will leave your home looking its best. Declutter and DonateOne of…

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Source: Experian    Did you recently score an Amazon Echo or sleek, new smart TV? While these Internet-connected devices can enhance your home life in so many ways, they can also pose a security threat to your privacy. Internet-connected devices rely on technology and collected data to deliver on their promises. According to Experian, you…

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The COVID-19 crisis has touched everyone in some way. When Congress passed the CARES Act, many who had lost their jobs used the opportunity to postpone their mortgage payments. While this may have been the best or only option at the time, the country is beginning to see a ripple effect from the massive amount…

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Whether you’re working on your autobiography or a post-interview note to a would-be employer, nothing is more frustrating than a bad case of writer’s block. Here’s one way to unblock: sit down and start free writing for an arbitrary period of time, like 10 minutes. Write absolutely anything and don’t stop. The idea is to…

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• To clean the toilet bowl, pour in a cup or more of vinegar and let it sit for several hours or overnight. Scrub well with a toilet brush and flush. • Vinegar and baking soda can unclog and remove odor from a tub drain. Pour half a cup of baking soda in the drain,…

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BY Erin Davis – owner of Mosaik Design & Remodeling in Portland Oregon. With social distancing orders in place across the country, many of us are hunkering down at home. The longer you spend at home, the more likely you’re starting to nitpick everything about your space. You know what will help? A home makeover…

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