4 Ways To Put Your Best Self Forward On Zoom

Emilee Geist

Marie Labrosse, a master’s student in English Literature at McGill University contributed to this story.

Mark Bowden, human behaviour and body language expert and author of the Winning Body Language series, knows how to make a compelling pitch. In his content and his trainings, he dissects the keys to giving a persuasive and engaging presentation that will turn heads. Since the onset of the pandemic, he has expanded his offerings to include directions on how to present successfully from one’s own home. 

Bowden acknowledges that Zoom and other video-conferencing platforms have their advantages. There is no other methodology whereby we can share personal space with strangers, acquaintances, and colleagues at the mere flick of a switch. But at the end of

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Halloween looks different this year, but you can celebrate in safe, socially distant ways | Health

Emilee Geist

You know that scene from Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas?” The one where the Grinch hauls all the presents in Whoville up Mount Crumpet with the intention of throwing them off the edge of the summit?

He was trying to stop Christmas from coming. 

But you know what happened. 



Boone Hall Fright Nights in Mount Pleasant will return, but with pandemic precautions

“He hadn’t stopped Christmas from coming! It came! Somehow or other it came just the same!” 

The point here is that COVID-19 is our Grinch. And while it seems like the pandemic could put a damper on the upcoming holiday season, there’s no reason we can’t change the way we’ve traditionally celebrated. 

First up, Halloween, which happens to be Kelly Miller’s favorite. 

“I love seeing the kids. I love being out there when they come. I love seeing their expressions,” the Mount Pleasant mom said. “I’m very passionate about it.”

But she knew COVID-19 would make traditional

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17 last-minute ways to safely celebrate Halloween at home with decorations and games

Emilee Geist

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Halloween is approaching quickly and we can’t wait to celebrate the spookiest time of year as safely as possible.

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While most plans for parties and trick-or-treating have been changed this year due to COVID-19, many people are opting to make the most of Halloween at home. Thanks to costumes, decorations, pumpkin carving and candy hunts, there are tons of fun and creative ways to have a Happy Halloween with those within your

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The Strange Ways That Celebrities Are Getting Out the Vote

Emilee Geist

Tyler, the Creator’s phone camera appeared to be smudged. He had aimed his lens up his nostrils. He seemed to be sweating. “I know I’m the last person y’all should ever take advice from,” the 29-year-old rapper told his fans in a video posted to Instagram and Twitter. “But I’m reiterating what everyone else is saying. Please, please, if you’re young, and your fucking back don’t hurt, go to the polls and cast a fucking vote.”

Stylistically, this was a typically scruffy and profane message for an artist whose signature chorus goes, “Kill people, burn shit, fuck school.” Substance-wise, it seemed to make him squirm. In the past, Tyler said in the video, he “didn’t give a fuck about none of this shit”—politics—“just like a lot of y’all … But I see the light.” He wants follow-through for the Black Lives Matter movement. He wants more arts education in schools.

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9 ways to give yourself a 2nd COVID stimulus check

Emilee Geist

9 ways to give yourself a 2nd COVID stimulus check
9 ways to give yourself a 2nd COVID stimulus check

As you wait to find out whether you’re getting more COVID-19 relief money from the government, the negotiations in Washington have become a soap opera.

The U.S. House — which is run by Democrats —this month passed another coronavirus relief package, including a second round of those $1,200 “stimulus checks” to help family budgets and stimulate the economy.

But, following his hospitalization for COVID, President Donald Trump said the White House was breaking off talks with the Democrats.

A few days later, he indicated the bargaining was back on. Still, the Republican leader in the Senate says it’s “unlikely” there will be any deal between the two parties before the election.

Had enough? If you could use another $1,200 right now, don’t wait around for Washington to get its act together. Here are nine ways to find sources of cash

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9 ways to give yourself a coronavirus stimulus payment

Emilee Geist

9 ways to give yourself a coronavirus stimulus payment
9 ways to give yourself a coronavirus stimulus payment

As you wait to find out whether you’re getting more COVID-19 relief money from the government, the negotiations in Washington have become a soap opera.

The U.S. House — which is run by Democrats —this month passed another coronavirus relief package, including a second round of those $1,200 “stimulus checks” to help family budgets and stimulate the economy.

But, following his hospitalization for COVID, President Donald Trump said the White House was breaking off talks with the Democrats.

A few days later, he indicated the bargaining was back on. Still, the Republican leader in the Senate says it’s “unlikely” there will be any deal between the two parties before the election.

Had enough? If you could use another $1,200 right now, don’t wait around for Washington to get its act together. Here are 10 ways to find sources of cash and

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Great Ways to Earn Extra Cash in Retirement | Second Careers

Emilee Geist

Bringing in a few more dollars each month can make a difference, especially if you’re living on a fixed budget. Finding ways to earn extra cash in retirement often takes a bit of time and creativity.

Here are some ideas to make money in retirement:

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  • Share your vehicle.
  • Put pictures up for sale.
  • Care for pets.
  • Fix and resell items.
  • Help with websites.
  • Assist local sports.
  • Assemble furniture.
  • Volunteer to get connected.
  • Babysit.
  • Deliver items.
  • Sell at a farmers market.
  • Start a gardening service.
  • Offer handyman services.
  • Work at an apartment community.
  • Be a notary.
  • Do graphic design work.
  • Tutor students.
  • Be a mock juror.
  • Help with research.
  • Be a local tour guide.
  • Sell jewelry.
  • Use these ideas to help you start upping your retirement income.

    Declutter and Sell

    Old phones, used bikes, electronics and any other gear you no longer use can be posted

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    8 Ways to Make Money Playing Video Games

    Emilee Geist

    Parents tend to worry when their offspring are so enthralled by video games they spend much of their free time up in their room, not studying or reading but playing online. But did you know there are ways to make money playing video games? 

    Your kids probably do. 

    Take for example, PewDiePie – they all know who he is. They may not know his real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg. And they may not know his net worth is estimated at between $14.5 million and $30 million. But they know he is the most famous ‘YouTuber’ ever. 

    Most people can’t make as much as PewDiePie has, because he started doing it back when few people even knew money could be made playing video games. But, just because you or your offspring won’t likely become the next most famous YouTuber, doesn’t mean there isn’t money to be made. 

    How to

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    Here are ways to make the most out of a less-than-perfect job

    Emilee Geist

    If you’ve smacked into a plateau, you’re not alone. According to research published by Gallup last fall, only 40 percent of American workers said they’re in good jobs.

    Add the pandemic to the mix, and things have only gotten worse. A poll by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, an independent nonpartisan research institution, in June revealed that only 14 percent of Americans are happy — a five-decade low.

    But, it doesn’t have to be that way. These authors weigh in on how you can make the most out of a ho-hum role to not only survive, but thrive, even in a so-called dead-end job.

    Define joy, find meaning

    Carson Tate, author of “Own It. Love It. Make It Work: How To Make Any Job Your Dream Job” (McGraw-Hill Education, out Oct. 6), said employees should identify what they need to be more fulfilled, stimulated

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    3 Best Ways to Diversify Your Income (and Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck) During Times of Uncertainty

    Emilee Geist

    Side hustles might just get you through these economic tough times.


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    Making money is tough. There is no denying that trying to dig yourself out of the minimum wage rut that most of us find ourselves in can be hard, but it’s not impossible. 

    Almost all of us have found ourselves stuck at some point in our lives, existing paycheck to paycheck, hoping that somehow we can gain enough experience to haul ourselves from minimum wage struggle to comfortable living. In fact, over 12 million people in the U.S. are living in poverty despite working full time, according to PolicyLink, an organization that advances racial and economic equity. Even before the pandemic, 78 percent of all workers were living paycheck to paycheck, CareerBuilder found in a 2017 study. 

    If you’re tired of spending your days weighing

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