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WordPress 5.0: Update With Caution

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WordPress 5.0: Update With Caution

WordPress, the mostly widely used website platform around, has released a massive update to their editor… And it’s causing some trouble.

The new editor, generally referred to as Gutenberg (you know, like the printing press guy), is an effort to further simplify and streamline the user experience, and give people a better sense of what their posts and pages will look like upon publishing.

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JP’s Words of Wisdom – Advice About Business (and Generally Being a Good Person)

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JP’s Words of Wisdom – Advice About Business (and Generally Being a Good Person)

Jason Pliml is the fearless leader of our LongerDays tribe. We recently interviewed him about his experiences as a software developer, business consultant, business owner, and dealing with life’s ups and downs.

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Meet Jason Pliml

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Meet Jason Pliml

Meet Jason Pliml: business owner, consultant, family man, proud nerd, and head honcho of LongerDays.

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Grasshopper vs Google Voice: Phones for Small Business Owners

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Grasshopper vs Google Voice: Phones for Small Business Owners

Unless you want to be tied to your desk all day, you need a way for important calls to reach you on your mobile phone. Years ago, the only way was to forward calls to your mobile phone on the way out of the office – but then you run into the hairy situations of not being able to easily distinguish between personal and business calls, forgetting to set the forward, or customers getting your personal voicemail greeting… Nowadays, there are a host of options to solve this problem, but they are not all created equal. Two services that...

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Tailwind App – Use Pinterest Without Wasting Your Time

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Tailwind App – Use Pinterest Without Wasting Your Time

We’ve found a great tool to limit your time Pinning and planning!

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Fighting Winter Blahs

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Fighting Winter Blahs

For many folks, this is the time of year to hunker down and wait out the harsh season. If you aren’t going to be subjected to such conditions, you’re missing out! Although winter is quite a big change, there are ways to keep your energy, immune system, and mood at a high level without too much of a change to your lifestyle – or workday.

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Intro to Podcasting

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Intro to Podcasting

Podcasting is one of the most popular and rising forms of broadcast out there. There is something quaint about the format: almost anyone can do it, and for the time being, it’s an open frontier for ideas.

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Volunteering with Michigan Irish Music Festival

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Volunteering with Michigan Irish Music Festival

Michigan Irish Music Festival is a huge part of the community in Muskegon – and here at LongerDays. Much of our staff volunteered during the 4-day long festival, but our participation extends way beyond the days the festival actually takes place!

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Assuming Leadership

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Assuming Leadership

Being a leader in the workplace (or anywhere) is often mistaken as the sole responsibility of one person, or a small group of designated people. In truth, organizations can thrive if we do away with the old fashioned idea of established hierarchy.

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Volunteering for Celtic Canines

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Volunteering for Celtic Canines

It’s no secret that I love pets. Cats? You bet. Dogs? Heck yes! Tarantulas? Weird, but ok! I’m also huge fan of the Michigan Irish Music Festival. Thus, when I was presented with the option to volunteer at the Celtic Canines part of the event this year, I jumped at the opportunity.

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