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Dec 01st


Let the refunds begin: H&R Block shares six essential tax season 2013 tips

With the fiscal cliff averted and the IRS finally processing income tax returns, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) offers six facts to navigate tax season 2013. Even though the IRS indicated some forms will not be updated until as late as March, 98 percent of all taxpayers should be able to file their returns now.

Key board shortcuts provide multiple solutions

An irrational fear of mice can send even the bravest among us up onto a kitchen chair, squealing. Most people are far less afraid of the breed of rodent known as a computer mouse, but that one, too, can cause problems. Clicking and selecting and deleting all day every day can lead to discomfort and even outright pain in shoulders and arms. Too much of anything is dangerous, and mousing, it seems, is no exception.

Scams, schemes and frauds: Six reasons we fall for them

The saying goes: "There's a sucker born every minute." Whether it's a religious sighting, the latest diet or gadget that promises fast weight loss, the newest real estate get rich approach, a charity fundraising effort, or a sweepstakes prize, it's not surprising that so many of us fall for scams, schemes and frauds. It's only human nature.

Minnesota Banks honored for community involvement

The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recently recognized twenty-one Minnesota banks for their community involvement. Banks play an important and vital role in their communities, and to honor and recognize their involvement, the MBA created the Community Champion recognition program.

Chad Johnston to helm of SPNN

Chad Johnston to helm of SPNNFollowing an extensive nationwide hiring process, the St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) has named Chad Johnston from The People's Channel in Durham, N.C. as the organization's new executive director.

INROADS names Michael T. Holmes COO

INROADS names Michael T. Holmes COOINROADS, Inc., the nation's largest non-profit source of salaried corporate internships, has appointed Michael T. Holmes as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Grieving, depression affect work performance

Grieving, depression affect work performanceWe almost had to let him go. Steve was forgetting everything. He forgot to check messages and forgot to return calls. He read emails and didn’t respond. When asked about work that should have been completed, Steve just shrugged and gave us a deer-in-the-headlights, what-am-I-doing-here kind of stare. He was confused and the rest of the team was frustrated. A co-worker complained, “It’s like the day his mother died, Steve checked out.” Aha. Steve was grieving.
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