Can an Intimidating Interview Process Serve Your Business?

Can an Intimidating Interview Process Serve Your Business?

There’s a lot of advice out there about how to screen job applicants. Most of them have to do with the questions that you should ask of your potential employees. Not as many address the tone that you should be taking over all. The eternal question, of course, is friendly job interviews versus intimidating job interviews. There’s always a temptation to set up a harrowing interview process to scare off people who might not be serious about the job, but the question is will it help your business? Do Professors…

Why You’ll Get More out of a Run on the Treadmill than the Sidewalk

Why You’ll Get More out of a Run on the Treadmill than the Sidewalk

Running is running, and there isn’t a location that’s wrong to do it… except maybe inside the aisles of a church, or next to a swimming pool. If you’re the kind of person who needs to hit the pavement in order to run at all, then you should keep doing what you’re doing. What matters the most is that you’re running. If you want to get a little bit of an edge, however, it’s time to abandon the city streets and let technology finally do something right for once. Trust…

ZenWriter: The Must Have Tool for Any Writer

ZenWriter: The Must Have Tool for Any Writer

As anyone who writes regularly knows, it can be a pain in the ass to get inspired to do what you want or need to do. A loud, busy office isn’t always the best setting, but neither is a noisy household. Fortunately for writers everywhere, there exists a program that focuses on helping a writer set the scene for productivity while letting them relax and channel their creativity. That particular program is known as ZenWriter. If you’ve never heard of it but you’re interested by the concept, it’s a good…

The Basics of Selling On eBay

The Basics of Selling On eBay

Although it is now seen as a fixture of the Internet and hundreds of thousands of people use it each and every day, there once was a time when eBay was actually a rather novel concept. Online auctions had never really been done before, and then suddenly there they were! Many people made their fortunes selling junk on eBay in those early days, and some people will insist that that’s still possible. Unfortunately, with the growing commercialization of the site, it is no longer the best place for individual sellers…

Why Every Company Needs a Social Media Manager

Why Every Company Needs a Social Media Manager

Every company needs a social media manager. That’s right, every single company. If you don’t have an online presence, then you need a social media manager to start an effective one. If you do have one, then you need a social media manager to maintain your good reputation online and make sure that you’re doing all the right things to keep your company relevant and growing. It doesn’t have to be a full time position, but every company needs to have someone with their finger on the pulse of your…

How Often Should You Work Out Anyway?

How Often Should You Work Out Anyway?

Since exercise has been a hot and often debated topic for a long time, there’s a lot of conflicting information out there as to how hard and how often we should be working out. Is a ten minute walk a day a helpful guideline? Should we be measuring by weeks, days, or calories burned? There are lots of different schools of thought, but what it really comes down to is what’s best for you, your body and the type of workout you’re attempting. Here are a few different schools of…

What to Do if Your Girlfriend Is Being Clingy

What to Do if Your Girlfriend Is Being Clingy

Dealing with a clingy girlfriend is probably most guys’ worst nightmare. It’s not easy to know what to do if your girlfriend is being really dependent and clingy, and it can really put a hitch in your relationship. There are usually reasons for this kind of behavior, however, and it is important that you be able recognize that. You may be able to change or even fix the clingy behavior if it is really bothering you, but only if you know some of the reasons why she might be acting…

8 Great Dates for Cheap

8 Great Dates for Cheap

Romance is considered one of the most expensive things a person can do to themselves. There are all the expectations of date nights like going out to the movies and fancy dinners, buying lavish gifts and in general spending money on one another. The thing is that romance doesn’t have to be that way at all. Some of the most romantic and sexy dates happen for way less money than going out to a fancy restaurant requires. Here is a quick list of a few dates that are meaningful, romantic,…

The Pros and Cons of Hiring by Phone Interview

The Pros and Cons of Hiring by Phone Interview

Hiring a new employee via phone interview can be a great way to find the perfect person for the job without the constraint of having them live locally. Believe it or not, many potential employees are willing to foot the bill to move to another state if they believe that the job will be worth their time and effort. Unfortunately, there can be some issues with hiring based solely off of a phone interview. If your company has been considering using phone interviews as a means of hiring someone, make…

How Homemade Spices Save You Money

How Homemade Spices Save You Money

If you’re a savvy cook or a cooking enthusiast then you know how important it is that you spice things properly. Because of that important note, you may find that you have every spice under the sun. Good for you, but have you ever noticed how much they cost? The world’s most expensive spice, saffron, can cost around about $20, and that’s for a one time use, practically. While the stuff like that will take some hard earned cash to get, there are spice mixes and substitutes that you can…