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9 core behaviors of people who positively impact the world
Forbes
Look around you and you'll see three kinds of people — those who hate their work, and complain bitterly, those who just tolerate their work and see it as a paycheck and aren't looking for more (or feel they can't have more), and finally, those who love their work, and relish it. The third category is a small subset of all professionals globally, but this group stands out because these are, most often, the people who change the world for the better. There are nine core behaviors that set these people apart — habitual ways of behaving and approaching life and work that distinguish them from those who long to make a difference but can't or won't find the way.
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8 ways to fail at being a manager
By Christina Nava
For leaders, it's understandable that as the going gets rough, tensions rise up. It can be a stressful job running a company and being in charge of a good majority, if not all, of its employees. It's important to keep in mind that how you react to situations should be at a professional level, because as a manager you have chosen to take on a leadership role. With that said, here are eight unprofessional behaviors that need to be avoided when you're put in a leadership or management position.
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3 tips to improve sales conversations for faster growth
Entrepreneur
As a startup founder, you're likely the most valuable salesperson in your organization. Whatever way you divide the roles within your core group of employees, the difference between startups that succeed and fail is often the presence of a founder who can quickly acquire and retain a core base of customers.
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Grow your business: 5 tips for scaling up
Fox Business
Growth is essential to any business's success. For most entrepreneurs, growth is gradual and a little slow at first. But with the right tools and techniques, some can make their sales skyrocket quickly and sustainably.
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5 free online marketing tips to capture the attention of your target market
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In the online world, where getting lots of attention means cash in the bank, it is getting increasingly difficult to even get your target market to notice you. Not only do you have to compete with large companies that have strong marketing departments, but you also have to compete with social media and many other distractions. However, this does not mean your online marketing efforts have to be over the top, or cost you tons of money to get you in front of your prospective buyers. Here are five inexpensive and creative ways you can market your business online.
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How to digitally market to millennials
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Every industry is constantly evolving with each new technology, and soon it will be out with the old and in with the new. The way we learn, talk and tackle tasks is all going to change in the next few years. Wondering what's driving this shift in how we operate? Some 24 percent of the current population is a millennial. Yes, we're talking about the tech-savvy, impatient, coddled, creative 18-36-year-olds. Below is a snap-shot of who the millennials are, why they're driving digital marketing, and a few tips on how your business can make this trend work for you.
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The 5 secrets to a more readable website
Entrepreneur
The majority of website visitors know within the first three to five seconds if they are going to leave right away or stick around for a bit. To make a great first impression, your website needs to look great, be easy to navigate and present its content in a way that is easy to read.
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Starbucks debuts food truck in Los Angeles — as if you need a closer Starbucks
The Huffington Post
In case you're the rare Los Angeles resident who doesn't live or work near a Starbucks, the coffee giant will now bring its coffee to you — sort of. A Starbucks Frappuccino Truck just pulled in to L.A. after a 10-day stint in San Diego, according to a Starbucks representative, as well as this headache-inducing Tumblr dedicated to the Frappuccino. Never mind that the brand already has 127 locations in San Diego and another 105 in Los Angeles.
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Hands-free aeropress? You need to see this gas-powered custom machine
Daily Coffee News
The founders of the mobile Brewbar in The Midlands of England have created a custom contraption for Aeropress brewing that is one part pure functionality and one part Willy Wonka theatrics. This is the second version of the custom machine designed by Bart Kerswell and Ben Collier. It responds to the fact that the Brewbar, which is outfitted for espresso drinks and Aeropress coffees, was getting backed up on Aeropress orders, resulting in coffees being rushed out to quickly and sore arms.
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Micro managing doesn't necessarily mean what it used to
By Brie Ragland
Workplace flexibility has proven over and over to go hand in hand with the increased productivity of today's workforce. Arrangements that allow workers to continue making productive contributions to the success of a company while allowing for life activities are becoming increasingly popular. With fluctuating health care costs and growing concerns of remaining in the black financially, it seems that companies are shifting their focus more to employee retention rather than expansion and growth. One fairly new example of an employee retention/productivity tactic is equipping office environments with micro markets.
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There's a marijuana coffee that really lets you 'wake and bake'
The Huffington Post
Your morning joe just got a little more Mary Jane. Marijuana coffee is coming to the state of Washington, and the product is promising consumers a caffeinated buzz. The cold-brewed cannibis-infused coffee, called Legal, is expected to hit the market in early July, product developer Adam Stites told The Huffington Post. "It's an alert, creative high," he said. Stites also calls it "the wake and bake drink," according to My Northwest.
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J.M. Smucker raises coffee prices
The Wall Street Journal
J.M. Smucker Co. said it raised the prices on most of its coffee products by an average of 9 percent to reflect higher green-coffee costs. The price increases primarily impact Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts brand products and exclude products made for single-serve coffee machines.
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Starbucks takes tea upmarket, but could Teavana spend spell nirvana?
BeverageDaily
Starbucks bought Teavana for $620 million in 2012 and plans to take tea upmarket in the States, but one investor warns the price of success may be depressed margins and earnings.
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Green tea component upsets cancer cell metabolism
Medical News Today
A new study reveals how an active component of green tea disrupts the metabolism of cancer cells in pancreatic cancer, offering an explanation for its effect on reducing risk of cancer and slowing its progression. The researchers believe the discovery signals a new approach to studying cancer prevention.
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Trouble is brewing for the coffee industry
TreeHugger
If you made yourself a nice cup of coffee this morning, you likely didn't stop to wonder about how secure the coffee supply chain is. It's easy to take coffee for granted, as it's so readily available. The reality, however, is that the coffee industry in Central America is in turmoil. Coffee growers are experiencing the worst epidemic of coffee leaf rust, or "roya," that they've seen since this disease was first discovered in 1976.
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Timer in water bottle's cap reminds you to hydrate
CNET
Much ado has been made about people getting the proper amount of water to stay adequately hydrated during the day. Vittel, a French brand of bottled water, has come up with a clever way to remind folks to take a drink. The Vittel Refresh Cap was designed by marketing agency Ogilvy Paris to act as both an experiment in getting people to sip more water and as a publicity stunt. The red cap sits on top of a normal water bottle. Screwing it into place sets a timer in motion. Every hour it goes off and pops a little flag up off the top. It's designed to get your attention just enough to gently remind you to drink more water. It makes little ticking noises like a regular timer and doesn't pester you. The low-tech approach is charming.
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9 famous geniuses who were also huge coffee addicts
The Huffington Post
If you suspect that you're going overboard with your coffee addiction, you're certainly not alone. In fact, some of the most successful and acclaimed human beings to ever walk the planet were totally, sometimes painfully, nuts for coffee.

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5 ways to maximize your paid search advertising campaign
Business 2 Community
Fleishman-Hillard reports that 89 percent of consumers turn to search engines before making a purchase. Paid search ads allow businesses that currently do not rank highly for target keywords to bid for top positions, giving brands first-page visibility and an advantage over competitors.

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4 simple questions to ask in each selling situation
By Marc Wayshak
If you're running a small business today, there are ways to master your environment and give your company a leg up. The number one rule is this: You absolutely must know how to sell your product or service. And you need to do it better than your competitors do.

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Brazil coffee losses seen less severe than forecast
Bloomberg
Brazil coffee growers may face less severe losses than officially estimated as the first harvested beans indicate that rains last month reduced the impact of the worst drought in 50 years, the agriculture minister said.
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What you need to know to keep your coffee habit healthy
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Slowly but surely, coffee's name has been cleared of its bad health reputation. In what is truly a 180, coffee has gone from being a cause of heart disease and cancer to being linked with lower overall mortality risk, and other potential health benefits like protecting against certain diseases. The Mayo Clinic explains that this about face has to do with early research not factoring in a coffee drinker's other habits — such as smoking and a sedentary lifestyle.
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The 9 types of coffee addicts everyone knows
Mashable
By Max Knoblauch/May 28, 2014 Coffee addicts all take their caffeine kick differently. Some like it iced, others go for black and a few prefer it injected directly into their neck vein. While our consumption styles vary, it is very clear that in 2014, the world runs on a small, smashed up bean dissolved in hot water.
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Turn your summer treat into a healthier iced coffee
Consumer Reports
You know summer is here when the coffee shops and fast-food restaurants start advertising their iced-coffee offerings. They look so tempting, but beware: They're almost always loaded with sugar — and some of them contain as many calories as you should have in a meal.
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Water Technology talks with Joe Doss of the International Bottled Water Association
Water Technology
Since 1958, the International Bottled Water Association has brought together U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers, unifying the industry by championing bottled water as an important choice for healthy hydration and lifestyle. More recently, as sustainability has become a sticking point for both consumers and regulators, the IBWA has emphasized its mission to promote an environmentally responsible and sustainable industry.
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In this country entrepreneurship literally runs on chocolate and coffee
Forbes
In one of the most war-weary regions of the world, a new initiative is attempting to change a country's brand from "conflict" to "cocoa and coffee." The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been the site of umpteen bloody conflicts and continues to face widespread security, poverty and humanitarian issues. However a new collaborative campaign is looking to alleviate some of those problems by tutoring small-hold farmers in the east of the country in how to properly grow, harvest and prepare cash crops such as coffee and cocoa.
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Why you shouldn't jump on corporate social responsibility
Fox Business
Corporate social responsibility is all the rage among brands today. "Giving back" and "doing good" have become the mantras of many companies hoping to appeal to the modern generation of consumers, who are increasingly concerned about global and social issues. But the motivation behind many companies' CSR efforts actually provides the very reason that they shouldn't take on socially responsible initiatives.
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Is Fairtrade coffee fair?
Deseret News
Choosing a cup of Fairtrade coffee may not be helping the poor in Ethiopia and Uganda, according to a new study. After four years of field work in coffee, tea and flower industries, development economists from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London found that people working in ordinary agricultural conditions had a higher standard of living than workers who received Fairtrade subsidies.
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