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6 tricks to survive a bad day in the office
By Brie Ragland
We all have rough days on the job from time to time. Let's imagine there's a scale from 0-10 — zero being the calmest, most productive employee you can be, and 10 being a haphazard mess full of anger and stress who is barely able to complete a task — and you feel yourself running at a strong 7.5 today. To say you've had a bad day would be an understatement. However, it is time to put a plan into place to stop this destruction train in its path or, needless to say, bad things are going to happen.
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8 social media marketing mistakes to avoid (Infographic)
Business 2 Community
Any effective digital marketing strategy involves an integral component that is social media. Startup or not, it is one of the best digital platforms for propelling businesses forward rapidly, provided that social media marketing is done right. For newcomers to the digital marketing industry, making a good first impression on social media is extra critical as they only get one chance to make it right.
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9 things you can do every day to be more productive
Fortune
There may never be enough hours in the day, but there are a few things you can do on a daily basis to be more productive in the office.
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How to avoid spam complaints in your email marketing (and save money)
Business 2 Community
Protecting your company from spam complaints is a must to protect your reputation, as well as your bank account. MailChimp says the bulk of spam complaints comes from using outdated or purchased lists, as well as those compiled from online purchases, trade shows, contest entries or other sources where people didn't specifically opt-in to receive your emails.
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Five-Click Leadership: How introverts can get ahead
Forbes
The CEO of a major multinational came to class and told us that as an introverted leader, he had to put his "game face" on whenever he left his floor. If you want to be the CEO of a big company, he said, you need to act like an extrovert at times. To do this, he shared one of his techniques, which he called "Five-Click Leadership." The coach introduced him to the technique: at least five times during the day, he was to approach coworkers and engage them in a friendly interaction, something a bit contrary to his natural disposition.
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How to turn a one-time buyer into a lifetime buyer
By Benoit Gruber
Customer service — both good and bad — has a long-lasting impact on revenue. Today, customers can immediately go online to voice frustrations and discontent with a brand. With online purchases and competitor information easily available, a business's time frame to please customers during the purchasing phase is short. It's up to each business to make sure customers are happy at every stage to gain repeat business. Here are a few tips to turn a one-time buyer into a lifetime buyer.
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Climate change is brewing a major problem for the tea industry
GreenBiz
A myth ties the origins of tea to an errant gust of wind that blew tea leaves into a Chinese emperor's hot water more than 4,700 years ago. Since that lucky first brewing, tea has become the second most popular beverage in the world (behind water, of course). The industry has grown into a $20 billion behemoth that sells everything from pedestrian PG Tips to luxurious Yunnan golden tips. Yet that industry and the farmers that rely on it for their livelihoods could be in hot water as the climate changes.
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5 iced coffee mistakes you're probably making in your quest to find the perfect cold brew, and how to fix them
Bustle
It's hot out. Like, REALLY HOT. And the only thing that may be more unbearable than this heat is the thought of drinking hot coffee in it. In the immortal words of Cher Horowitz, as if. That's why it's time to read up on a few genius iced coffee tips to help you cool down in the best way possible. If you've already sampled all six of Starbucks' new Frappuccinos and want a new summer staple, keep reading ... because your iced coffee game is about to get real.
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Japanese coffee consumption perks up, Finland world's top drinkers
The Wall Street Journal
Starbucks expanded to all 47 prefectures in Japan this year and Blue Bottle Coffee opened its first store in the country in February. Their bets are looking smart. According to survey results released by the All Japan Coffee Association, Japanese were consuming 11.13 cups of coffee per week in 2014, the largest amount since the organization started the study in 1983. An average of 10.73 cups was consumed in 2012 and 10.03 in 2002, according to the survey.
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Coffee snobs: This brew may get pricey, thanks to climate change
Fortune
Unless a solution is found soon, two of the world's favorite, most popular beans, could become in short supply, due to climate change. We have known for some time that coffee is a climate-sensitive crop. Now, we have the first global evidence that increasing minimum, or night-time, temperatures are having the hardest impact on your daily brew.
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It's 8 a.m. Do you know where your coffee came from?
Mashable
In essence, coffee is a simple drink — dried, ground beans mixed with hot water and strained. Most people think less often about where their coffee comes from than what type of sweetener to add to it. Learning more about the origins of your coffee and how it's grown and harvested can be an incredibly rich and rewarding field of study.
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Turns out deep-fried coffee tastes exactly how it sounds
Consumerist
Last week, the Internet was temporarily afire with the news that someone had decided to deep-fry Starbucks coffee and serve it up at the San Diego County Fair, and we wondered what fried balls of coffee grounds might taste like. As it turns out, it tastes exactly as awful as one might expect a mouthful of coffee grounds tastes like.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


6 key findings on the rising role of corporate social responsibility
3BL Media
Across the globe, consumers have come a long way in what they value and can do to make the world a better place through the different roles they play in society. On the one hand, in their primary role as buyers of goods and services, consumers prefer directing their spending in ways that support their beliefs. On the other hand, in their role as employees and shareholders, individuals like organizations that, again, support and promote their values.
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Stamping out corruption: 4 lessons companies should heed
Forbes
As the recent FIFA scandals show, corruption can all too easily become entrenched in companies. As it is a deeply rooted social and economic problem in many countries, there are also many commonplace but flimsy arguments to the effect that if "everyone does it," if "I don't do it my competitors will," or "this is the only way to do business in this country." But corruption is a sign of bad management. Paying bribes to a politician, a civil servant or a client company's purchasing director is an easy strategy to imitate but it's indiscriminate and therefore expensive and unsustainable. Executives need to take decisive action to prevent it, and avoid putting their company's reputation and efficiency on the line.
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10 ways to make your business more profitable by being socially responsible
Business Insider
The trend towards social responsibility in the workplace is driving many successful businesses to rethink their processes and products to ensure they are as ethical and sustainable as possible.
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