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Google Reader Alternatives

Many people (myself included) depend on Google Reader to get their daily dose of news and blogs. But, on July 1, Google is slated to shut down the beloved RSS reader. Follow these steps to backup your Google Reader, choose a new one, and import your data into your new RSS reader of choice.

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What to Do With Outdated Business Cards

Got a promotion? Don’t toss those old business cards. Instead, stack outdated cards in a small bowl or holder next to the phone, and use the backside as scrap paper.

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How to Write a Cover Letter

It’s that time of year again! Young adults all over the country are graduating college and heading out into the “real world.” So, it’s no surprise that, according to Yahoo!, job-related searches are spiking. Among those, searches for “how to write a cover letter” has increased approximately 35 percent. If you’ve come looking for some tips, we’ve got you covered (no pun intended).

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Come Join Our Twitter Party

If you follow @RealSimple on Twitter (and I hope you do!), you might have noticed that there have been some new faces and voices in our feed lately. In the past few weeks, several of our editors have started tweeting up a storm. Why? Because we want the opportunity to connect with you. We want to know what you’re thinking about, struggling […]

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Smart Product: The Post-It Big Pad (aka Giant Sticky Notes)

For as much as I rely on digital technology (I am a web editor, after all) I still do some of my best brainstorming with a pen and piece of paper. So, Post-It must have been reading my mind to have just announced their new product, the “Big Pad.” It’s exactly what it sounds like—a giant Post-It note. Available in […]

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Salary Negotiation Tips for #EqualPayDay

Today is Equal Pay Day, the day when women’s salaries catch up to men’s salaries last year. (Learn more about Equal Pay Day here.) As of the last Census, women earn 77 cents for every $1 that men earn. If you’re looking to close the gap in your own salary, here are some tips to take to the negotiating table: […]

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Write a More Effective To-Do List on Monday

Start your week off right next week by using the 1-3-5 rule of to-do lists from Fast Company. Start by only planning out what you can realistically accomplish, which is where the rule comes in. Here’s what most people can realistically tackle in a day: 1 big mission 3 medium tasks 5 small things Put those on you list and […]

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Leaning In vs. Lying Down: Where Do You Stand?

This week, our managing editor, Kristin van Ogtrop shared her thoughts on Lean In the ubiquitous book by Sheryl Sandberg. Her conclusion? She’d rather stand up straight instead. Read the piece here: http://bit.ly/12amQIG. And here’s how you reacted.

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Sheryl Sandberg’s Book: What Do You Think?

If you are a living, breathing, human resident of our fine nation, at this point you can’t escape Sheryl Sandberg and her new book, Lean In. I am less interested in the book itself (which I read, though quickly) than I am in all the conversation around the book.  I really can’t figure out what I think about the whole […]

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MAKERS Documentary: 177 Inspiring Women

Last night, I did something I rarely do—I sat down and watched three full hours of television. I tuned in to the first airing of MAKERS a documentary about the “women who make America,” a joint production between PBS and AOL. It was so fascinating to me to see stories about so many firsts for women: the first woman to […]

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