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The Benefits of Online College

The Benefits of Online College

Higher education and skills training have become increasingly important to be marketable in today's job market.  Thanks to the expansion of technology and the age of the Internet, online colleges and schools have become an especially popular option for pursuing degrees or certifications.  There has been consistent year over year growth (around 1-2% per ...
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Myths about Accounting

Myths About Accounting Careers – What It’s Really Like to Work in Accounting

Accounting is a career field with some strong stereotypes.  Mention Accounting or Accountant to someone and they will often picture an introverted individual sitting in a back office somewhere crunching numbers and calculating taxes all day on their big old desk calculator. In reality, the stereotypes and myths about Accounting couldn’t be further from ...
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Is Anxiety A Sign I Shouldn't Do Something?

Ask Mr. Happy Work – Is Anxiety a Sign That I Shouldn’t Do Something?

Welcome to another edition of "Ask Mr. Happy Work", where you ask me questions about work, careers, education, life, (or anything really), and I answer them! Today's question is about anxiety and whether or not it's a sign you shouldn't do something. If you're feeling anxious... is that the universe trying to tell you not ...
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Humble Bundle Humble Monthly Review

Humble Bundle – Humble Monthly Review: A Whole Lot of Video Games

I've been a subscriber to Humble Bundle's "Humble Monthly" subscription now for a bit over three years, since September 2016.  I feel that it's time to share my thoughts and give this subscription service for gamers a review! What is Humble Monthly? To know what Humble Monthly is, you first need to know about ...
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Strategies for Motivation When in a Rut

Strategies for Motivation When in a Rut

Motivation naturally shifts up and down throughout life.  Sometimes we feel like we can conquer the world. Other times, it feels that just getting out of bed is the biggest accomplishment. These shifts are normal, but sometimes motivation gets "stuck" at a lower level than we would like for longer than we would like.  ...
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Tough Job Interview Questions You Should Always Be Prepared to Answer

Tough Job Interview Questions You Should ALWAYS Be Prepared to Answer

Job interviews can be tough.  Often times, you can never be too sure of what to expect.  Who will interview you, what type of questions will they ask, will they like me?  There are many variables at play during the interview process and that can make anyone a bit nervous. But despite the unpredictable, ...
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Video Games as an Adult - Balancing Video Games with Life

Balancing Video Games with Work, Parenting, and Life

Video games when you’re a kid or a teenager are just about the best thing ever.  They are a medium with nearly unlimited potential to provide entertainment, foster social connections with others, and allow us to experience alternate realities we could otherwise only dream of.  There are breathtaking worlds to explore, interesting and inspiring ...
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My employers wants my W-2 forms during interview process.

Ask Mr. Happy Work – Employer Asking for W-2 Forms During the Interview Process?

Welcome to another edition of "Ask Mr. Happy Work", where you ask me questions about work, careers, education, life, (or anything really), and I answer them! Today's question is about a request from an employer to provide old W-2 forms as part of their interview process.  Why would employers want these?  Is it even legal ...
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The Ultimate Guide to Working From Home

What No One Tells You About Working from Home and How to Make it Awesome Anyway

Working from home is a dream for many career professionals.  No boss hovering over your shoulder, no pesky co-workers, no awful commutes, and a comfortable home workspace set up just the way you like it.  It's not necessarily the right fit for everyone, but it's hard to deny the attractive qualities of a work ...
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Is Having Passion Enough for Your Dream Job

Is Having Passion Enough to Get Your Dream Job?

The topics of passion and work often come up together.  In today's culture, many of us are told to "follow our passion" in regards to the pursuit of career success and happiness.  We have been trained and groomed to feel that passion is the basis for career decision making and a critical requirement for ...
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