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3 Lazy Work Habits That Are Literally Killing You

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By MJ Plaster

You might not know your work is killing you. I didn’t either until a couple of years ago when I stumbled upon the killer that we all have in common. If you work outside the house, you probably don’t eat as well as you could at work. You might even hate your job.

But neither of those is the No. 1 workplace killer. In fact, those of us who work at home are probably at greater risk because we may have fewer distractions than our office counterparts do.

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Top New Year’s Resolutions for Your Small Business

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The new year has arrived, and for many ambitious business owners, this means another year of setting new goals and working tirelessly to achieve them. If you’re a small business owner, you may be wondering what you can do specifically to achieve success in 2016. We’ve got some excellent New Year’s resolutions for small businesses, so you may want to consider pursuing some or even all of these for your company this year.

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One Savvy Writer: CheckWorks Turns the Table on Its Writer



In an end-of-year twist, CheckWorks interviewed its writer, MJ Plaster (

How did you get into writing?
A funny thing happened on the way to my journalism degree. I was an airline brat, and I lost my pass privileges, my freedom. What I had once taken for granted (free travel) became a fixation to the exclusion of everything else.

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1,001 Killer Life and Business Lessons in 5 Easy Books


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By MJ Plaster

A-thousand-and-one lessons? At least! Successful people distill knowledge acquired through self-education and life experiences into wisdom. As Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel remind us, we don’t learn much of anything important in school. Those who pursue relentless self-education and act on knowledge learned are destined for great things.
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Surviving the Workplace: What NOT to Talk About This Holiday Season

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We all know that there are just some things you shouldn’t say at work. Even if you consider your co-workers your friends, when you are on the clock, it is important for everyone that you mind your p’s and q’s. But during the holidays, when everyone is feeling either a bit more relaxed or boiling under the pressure of family commitments and end of the quarter deadlines, it is easy to fall into random topics of conversation around the water cooler.

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