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Make Every Word Count: How to Nail Your Next Presentation

Jeremey DuVall / August 27, 2015

I once rapped Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" in front of a 300-plus person audience.

The occasion: I was in charge of the personal training department on our college campus, and I needed a way to introduce our program during an all-staff meeting. I was searching for a fresh ...

Beyond Bookmarks: The 10 Best Read It Later Apps for Saving Articles and Videos

Vicky Cassidy / August 25, 2015

It happens every day—you're in the middle of working on something, but get distracted by a Facebook post. Or perhaps you get an email from a friend telling you to read this interesting article. Or maybe you check our favorite blog and see a post that catches your ...

Wordplay: Build Your Vocabulary with these 15 Tools and Our Research-Backed Tips

Belle Cooper / August 20, 2015

Have you ever felt that high from finally employing a new, SAT-worthy word, matching it to the exact meaning you're trying to convey? It's like fitting the last piece into a jigsaw puzzle; there's something incredibly satisfying about using words effectively.

Of course, vocabulary isn't just ...

From Blog to Book: The Complete Guide to Writing, Editing and Publishing Your First eBook

Matthew Guay / August 18, 2015

It's not enough to write compelling content. Author the shortest and sweetest post—or the longest longform—and it's still only one post. A one-time shot. The best you can hope for is a spurt of interest when it's published, viral traffic as it hits social networks ...

Open at Login: The Apps 18 Marketers and Writers Use to Kickstart Their Workdays

Jeremey DuVall / August 13, 2015

My day starts with just five keystrokes ...

Plain Language: How to Simplify Content for a Better Reader Experience

Genevieve Conti / August 11, 2015

Capable. Smart. I assign myself these qualities in many situations—I really do—with the rare exceptions of preparing taxes, registering my car, choosing a health care plan, setting up a retirement investing, insuring anything, applying for TSA Pre-check or daring to read terms and conditions.

Two sentences (sometimes two ...

40 Apps Marketers and Writers Rely on in Their Morning Routines

Jeremey DuVall / August 6, 2015

My iPhone is an iExtension of my right arm. It's with me nearly 100% of the time, whether I'm doing errands, working, running or, yes, even sleeping.

The not-so-subtle ringtone "Radar" jars me from sleep each morning. After one or two (or seven) snoozes, I'm ready to ...

Get More Done: 5 Ways to Master Your To-Do List

Alison Groves / August 4, 2015

How to Use Simple Checklists to Boost Efficiency and Reduce Mistakes

Belle Cooper / July 30, 2015

Even if you've read an alarming story about medical procedures gone wrong, you still book doctor appointments to address ailments. You go with confidence, too, trusting that your physician won't make a mistake when it comes to your case.

But doctors do make mistakes. Nurses do, too. Even ...

The 9 Help Desk Metrics that Should Guide Your Customer Support

Micah Bennett / July 28, 2015

I love numbers. Perusing collections of statistics and gleaning insights from them is a favorite pastime of mine. Right up there with watching baseball, tinkering with media center software, and wondering how my dog can sleep 20 hours a day.

During my three years on the Zapier support team, I ...