Administrative Professional Today

When the Office.com Clip Art library shut down in late 2014, it was a blow to those who produce office memos, newsletters and other publications. It can be tempting to just use any images you find online, but doing so is asking for trouble, legal experts say.

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Lifehack’s technology and communication writer, Alicia Prince, offers some tips to extend your iPhone battery life.

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Many people struggle with the volume of email they receive each day. Fortune editor Leigh Gallagher believes that’s about to change. Tools such as Slack, Mailstrom, Inbox Pause, Boomerang and Unroll.me can help you better sort emails and un­­sub­­scribe from unwanted lists.

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Modern technology combined with the recession-era focus on fewer people doing more work more efficiently have resulted in fewer admins on staff at organizations across the United States, reports Scott Kraus for The Morning Call. But many people could still use a hand managing their calendars, scheduling meetings and responding to simple emails. And that’s where virtual assistants come in.

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Managing up is an important skill for admins at every level to master. Melba Duncan, president of The Duncan Group and author of The New Executive Assistant, offers these seven tips to help you improve your ability.

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Whether it’s best to totally shut down your computer or just leave it in sleep mode is largely a matter of personal preference, writes George Zapo at Lifehack.

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Setting a few rules about your meetings can make them effective and energizing, writes Jenny Evans in Fast Company. Here’s how to do it.

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Americans tell an average of two lies each day, but different people lie at different rates. Twenty percent of the people tell 80% of the lies. Either way, there’s a good chance someone will lie to you as you go about your day, so it’s wise to know how to spot and handle liars.

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Making a few small changes to your morning routine can give you a serious boost of productivity, writes John Brandon, an Inc. contributing editor. He suggests doing these eight things at the start of each day.

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Here are “five zeros” that will simplify your work.

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