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11 Ways to Declutter Your Work Life and Stay Focused

Technology is rapidly increasing our ability to work at a faster pace. But managing multiple devices, email, and phone can be time consuming, distracting many people from focusing on their core work. Are you hitting your business goals or just treading water with day-to-day tasks? If you are spending more time on managing your communications than creating new products, you might want to consider these tips on how to declutter your work life.

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18 Easy Ways to Add Privacy to a Deck or Patio

Looking for a way to bring privacy to your deck or patio without taxing your budget? Try one of these clever solutions for a more secluded outdoor space.

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8 Women Explain, In Their Own Words, What the Affordable Care Act Did for Them

Since it passed in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gave millions—an estimated 20 million, to be exact—of people the opportunity to get insurance, either through their employers or purchased individually through state exchanges, through Medicaid's expansion or the ability to stay on their parents' plans. It was, for many, a lifesaving law.

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How Dad’s best advice led 15 women in business to succeed

Between the truly terribly-wonderful dad jokes, the candid humor and the smart advice, good fathers can have a way of changing their daughters’ lives. Dad was the best mentor for some female entrepreneurs, who have built careers that then built successful companies. Often times, the targeted, personal and kind-hearted business advice from their fathers has provided that extra jolt of motivation they need to keep going.

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TV Stands for Small Spaces

So you're moving into a small apartment and have found yourself with little to no space for all your stuff. It can be daunting to decorate a place that barely has enough room to hold your clothes, never mind furniture that fits your style. While a couch, coffee table, chairs, and bed may be your priority when squeezing into a small space, an often overlooked – yet important – staple to any living room is a TV stand.

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CYBER MONDAY SALES STILL ON TOP, BUT LOSING SOME LUSTER

Shoppers traded bricks for clicks on Monday, flocking online to snap up "Cyber Monday" deals on everything from cashmere sweaters to Star Wars toys.

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15 PAINT SHADES WE'RE IN LOVE WITH RIGHT NOW

We asked professional designers for their takes on which paint colors they're loving right now—and we fell in love right away, too.

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PLANNED WATER GUN FIGHT AT CENTRAL PARK MOVED AFTER 64,000 PEOPLE RSVP

Central Park was supposed to be a battleground for an informal watergun fight this weekend, but parks officials are putting a kibosh on the event.

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CENTRAL PARK: ANNUAL NYC WATER FIGHT WILL BE SHUT DOWN

Central Park is being a wet blanket about this year's Waterfight NYC. The park Tweeted in response to an excited participant using #WaterfightNYC. 

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ANNA'S "BOLD & GOLD" ROOM : ROOM FOR COLOR

Something about walking into a bright and bold room always puts a smile on my face! 

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What millennials really want in NYC real estate

There are differing opinions as to who exactly is a millennial, but in general, anyone born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s is considered to fall into the demographic. That means a good chunk of those millennials are either approaching or firmly in their 30s, that decade life where salaries tend to climb. And as a result, they're fast becoming a targeted demographic for developers looking to attract them with efficient apartments and coveted amenities.

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11 Women Share How They Make Valentine's Day Suck Less

Singles awareness day, my boyfriend’s a slacker day, drugstore chocolate tastes like crap day...There are a million reasons (and ways) to trash Valentine's Day, but we’re kind of in the mood to rise above it all this year. Check out how these single and committed ladies have actually ended up enjoying themselves in the past.

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MEET OUR PARTICIPANTS FOR OUR FALL EVENT

We are beyond thrilled to introduce you to our lovely participants that you will get to meet at our event this Fall. 

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{Guest Blog Post} Anna Osgoodby Life + Design

Hi everyone! My name is Anna Osgoodby and I’m a New York City lifestyle blogger and designer for Anna Osgoodby Life + Design.

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Fall 2015 Lovely Happenings Event Recap

Our Fall Lovely Happenings lifestyle workshop event took place on Saturday, October 10th! 

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Our Video Recap of Our Fall Lovely Happenings Event

In case you haven’t checked out our full recap on our Fall event here, we recommend you take the time to experience the event through our video recap!

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7 SOCIAL MEDIA PROS ON WHAT THEY LOVE (AND HATE) ABOUT THEIR JOB 

For many — especially millennials — working in social media seems like a dream come true. 

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11 NYC BLOGGERS TALK ABOUT THE CHALLENGES OF MOVING TO NYC

Ask anyone that has ever tried moving to New York City and they will tell you– it can be a real struggle.

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ALUMNI PERSPECTIVES: PR DUCK TAKES ON NEW YORK

Anna Osgoodby graduated in 2009 with a degree in journalism and a focus on Public Relations.

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7 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER IN COLLEGE

College is a great time to pave the way for your future career because of the variety of opportunities for growth and learning.

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HOW TO HOST AN AWESOME GALENTINE’S DAY PARTY

Hi everyone! My name is Anna and I’m the lifestyle blogger behind Anna Osgoodby Life + Design, and I’ve partnered up with the lovely Amanda to celebrate Valentine’s Day. 

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We Like Your Photos

Every month, we’re tagged in bundles of adorable/cute/clever/well-shot photos on Instagram. Here’s a roundup of our favorites. Enjoy!

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Weekly Campaign Idea: User-Generated Content Campaign

Case Study of client social media campaign. User-generated content (UGC) is any form of content that is created by a user or a fan.

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TAKING RISKS AND USING RESOURCES - A FEW TIPS FOR CURRENT STUDENTS

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since graduation, it is that your career will take you places you may not expect – both figuratively and literally!

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSONAL BRANDING - DEVELOPING YOUR VOICE & MAKING YOUR MARK
 

Personal branding is a term that gets thrown around a lot in today’s social media driven world, but what does it mean and does it really make a difference?

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4 WAYS TO INCREASE USER-GENERATED CONTENT

User-generated content can have many valuable effects on your social media strategy. Not only can it provide you with diverse content, but it also allows your customers to be a part of your brand story.

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3 WAYS TO BUILD YOUR EMAIL LIST ORGANICALLY

User-generated content can have many valuable effects on your social media strategy. Not only can it provide you with diverse content, but it also allows your customers to be a part of your brand story.

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New Goals for a New Year

There’s no time better than the New Year to evaluate your business. Now is the time to sit down and evaluate what you’ve accomplished over the last year, what worked (or didn’t) and what you’d like to accomplish in the next year.

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4 Steps to a Successful Rebrand in the New Year

2016 is just around the corner and it can serve as the perfect time to re-evaluate what is and isn’t working for your business — including your branding.

 

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5 Tips For a Season of Successful Email Marketing

The holidays are a huge opportunity to reach your customers and increase overall sales for the year and your email marketing is a tactic you don’t want to overlook.

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Developing Your Branding Strategy

No matter what type of business you own, your branding should always be a top priority. Not only does it tell your customers what you do, but it also gives them a look at what they can expect from your business. 

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3 Updates That Matter For Your Brand’s Social Media

Social media is an ever-changing medium that is constantly adjusting and evolving over time and the last few months have been no exception!

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Christmas in New York City

One thing that NYC definitely gets right is Christmas. Okay, okay there are a few other things, but Christmas is definitely one of them.

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From College To The Workplace: Being Mindful Of Your Personal Brand

First, I’d like to congratulate all of the recent college grads! From the words of Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, “We did it!”.

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Managing Multiple Social Media Accounts: Tips and Tools

In the world of agency PR we are constantly balancing a number of clients on a day-to-day basis.

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Posting with Purpose

Does the content you are posting on your social media accounts have purpose or are you just posting to post?

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Public Relations Pro or Superhero?

Why does public relations continuously pop up in the yearly report of most stressful jobs, year after year? Here’s a look at some of the possible contributors to the industry.

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Welcome To New York

The first post I published on Tumblr after moving across the country was, “Too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.”

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Came for a Ring.. Got a Rose Instead

Juan Pablo season has come and gone and I think most of America can now say that we aren’t so sad to see it go! 

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Reality TV, So Predictable We Can’t Look Away

Chris Sandstrom’s book, “Reality TV and Hookers” pokes fun at the ridiculousness of society’s obsession with reality shows. 

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Getting Your Agency Onboard with Pinterest

It seems that overnight, Pinterest has fast become a social media platform not to be ignored.

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Creating Quality Connections Via Social Media and Taking Those Relationships Into the 'Real World'

Relationships are the bread and butter of the public relations and social media industry.

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Finding Sanity in the Graduate Hiring Season

Spring is well underway and that means graduation season is just around the corner!

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Emerald advertising exECUTIVES RESPOND TO NEWSROOM Strike

Newsroom unfairly surprised advertising staff with strike.

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