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We’re at our keyboards way too much, and, let’s face it, the lure of the Internet is irresistible. How do you minimize your computer time and stay focused on tasks? Leo Babauta, creator of zenhabits.net offers these suggestions: 1. Disconnect. When you want to focus on a...

Dear DW, Can you give me some guidelines about e-mail etiquette at work? What types of things should I avoid saying? Signed, Careful Communicator Dear Careful Communicator, E-mail etiquette expert Judith Kallos (www.businessemailetiquette.com) says if there’s one cardinal rule to follow when composing an e-mail, it’s this: Ask yourself, “Would...

Whether they’re salaried employees or self-employed business owners, more and more people want to work outside the office. Telecommuting involves working anywhere from a half day to full-time off-site or on your own turf. Although the idea of driving less, computing in your jammies, or having...

Dear DW: Like many people out there, I have a blog in which I write about things like my hobbies, favorite movies, political views, friends, and family—basically, my life. But a lot of my life takes place at work. So what is considered acceptable to...

When Lisa Skriloff launched a niche business focused on diversity marketing in New York City 15 years ago, many of her potential clients didn’t understand what the term even meant. But they do now. “Now we get calls from people who 
already know,” says Skriloff, whose...

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