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Rags to Riches: Frugal Fetishes into Full-Time Jobs

For most of us, a semi-regular yard sale is merely an excuse to clean out the closets, perhaps lighten the load a bit before we move to our next house or apartment. The few bucks we pocket from these sales might fund the next housewarming party, but rarely would we look at them as a future career opportunity.

Unless, that is, you think like Aaron LaPedis.

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9 Steps to an Eco-Friendly Office

Looking to save some green while going green? Start with your workspace. Follow these 9 expert tips from Natural Health magazine’s interview with the founders of OrganicWorks Marketing and green living author Danny Seo to quickly and painlessly make your office more environmentally friendly.

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The New Freelance Economy

Commercial real estate brokers in New York City are getting resourceful in the face of empty rentals, thinking ahead to what’s next: a freelance economy, where collaboration is the catalyst for success, not corporations.


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The Office Party Survival Guide

By now, you’ve probably already attended most of your holiday gatherings. You’ve eaten so many sugar cookies and downed so much eggnog that the once-fabulous frock you bought for New Year’s Eve is already two sizes too tight. You’ve seen the Facebook pics proving that you did, indeed, drunkenly straddle the inflatable Santa while sexy dancing to Mariah Carey’s Christmas hits.

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Making of an Indie Rock Band

For Barry Kelly, guitarist and songwriter for Boston- and Dublin-based band Midatlantic (formerly the Bleedin Bleedins), the road to fame was paved with pocket change. We caught up with the Irishman on the tail of Midatlantic’s new album release, and learned all the do’s and don’ts of building a band on a budget.