Prep to teach English abroad with this 150-hour online course

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You probably already know this, but there’s more to life than laboring inside a cubicle 40 hours a week. In fact, it’s likely that you already catch yourself daydreaming about packing your bags and exploring the world.

But who’s to say that you can’t? Traveling to the other side of the globe is not an impossibility. You can do it and live your best life, all while making money at the same time. And how, you ask? The answer can be summarized in just four letters: TEFL.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is a career track that hundreds and thousands of people have found success in, and it’s not hard to see why they did it. According to the British Council, 1.75 billion people worldwide are already speaking English, and that number is predicted to rise even further. The organization posits that by 2020, at least two billion people will be using it — or learning to use it. Read more…

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One way to a higher salary? Master data management by taking a course on SQL.

Where there’s data, there are databases; and where there are databases, there is Standard Query Language (SQL). In a nutshell, SQL is a standardized method used for collecting specific data out of a massive database. Did we lose you yet? 
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This amazing backpack for your cat is on sale for $100 off

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We love our cats. We buy them fancy feeders, high tech litter boxes, and even install pet cameras so we can spy on them check in while we’re at work.

But if you’re a devoted cat owner who loves to be out and about, you likely *don’t* want to leave your cat behind on your adventures. Who could blame you? 

The “Fat Cat” Backpack is the answer to your cat dilemma. This extra capacity cat backpack is specially made to carry your feline friend around, and it’ll support a cat up to 19.8 lbs. (Given that the average cat weighs less than ten pounds, that’s plenty of carrying capacity). 

Large air holes in the front of the pack ensure your cat will have ample ventilation, as do the breathable mesh sides and top, which means your cat will be safe and comfortable whether you’re traveling abroad or just around town. By far the best part of the backpack though is the dome-shaped bubble window that your cat can look through, giving the impression that they’re a little space cat out on an adventure. Read more…

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Get a lifetime subscription to entrepreneurial magazine Foundr for less than $35

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Thinking of starting a business? Be forewarned: not all online content tailored to entrepreneurs is created equal. A Google search for the term “how to start a startup” yields 320,000,000 results — and although that may border upon hyperbole (thank you, imprecise search terms), that’s also indicative of the vastness of the resources available to entrepreneurs.

Without an idea of where to start, the aspiring entrepreneur can easily get lost in this vortex of online startup resources. That’s the issue entrepreneur Nathan Chan perceived when he created Foundr Magazine to address that issue.

Founded by Chan in 2013, Foundr is an entrepreneurial magazine run by the startup-obsessed for the startup crowd. Think of it as a quick and dirty online startup bible, featuring the intellectual firepower and unvarnished honesty of real founders who have been in the trenches themselves. Its content comes without the hefty price tag or lofty time commitment of, say, an entrepreneurship-focused business program, perfect for time-restricted startup folk looking to master the hustle on their own time. Read more…

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A $17 online class in data analytics could give your career a boost

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To say that the world runs on data is a *huge* understatement. Google is essentially one of the world’s largest data aggregation platforms, while Amazon is collecting reams of consumer behavioral data — all of which is going into things like retargeting ads that throw internet users’ personal info back at them (sometimes in highly creepy fashion, BTW).

While there’s no disputing the seemingly crushing, all-encompassing nature of Big Data, there’s also a huge flip side. Big Data analytics adoption skyrocketed in 2018 alone, and it’s no surprise that hosting platforms like Amazon Web Services and Big Data analytics technologies like Tensorflow are more popular than ever. Enterprises both big and small are hopping onto the Big Data train, which means data analysts are becoming more indispensable than ever. Read more…

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A lifetime subscription to this powerful WiFi optimization tool is now under $20

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The almighty WiFi connection reigns supreme at any office, and when it goes down, business comes crashing with it. Slow connections are responsible for an average revenue loss of $4,100 per hour, and it doesn’t help that businesses increasingly rely on bandwidth-intensive applications such as cloud-based file sharing and SaaS platforms.

And if you’re a remote worker whose lifeblood rests in your email inbox? Well, the second your home WiFi connection goes, so too does your livelihood. *Not* cool. Sure, some folks have tried outlandish ways of circumventing private WiFi usage, including opting exclusively for public hotspots, but experts highly recommend avoiding that for security reasons. Read more…

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Save an extra 15% off this waterproof speaker that lasts for 24 hours

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There’s no better way to celebrate warm weather than by going outdoors and enjoying it. And while nothing quite matches the intrinsic glory of nature, we can safely say Beyoncé makes everything better. Listen to your favorite tunes outside with this ultra-durable, compact VAVA Voom 23 IPX6 Rugged Portable Speaker.

Unlike other portable speakers that might be on the delicate side, or putter out after a measly 3-4 hours of use, this powerful speaker features a 5,200mAh rechargeable battery and can stream audio for up to 24 consecutive hours at an 80 percent volume level. That means you can take it with you to fuel long hikes, set the perfect ambiance at a backyard barbecue, perch it in the sand for a day at the beach — your limit is only your imagination.  Read more…

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Get a lifetime membership to these e-learning libraries for super cheap

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Back in the olden days — and by olden days, we mean 20 years ago — you’d have to make a trip to the library and flip open a huge encyclopedia to research a topic. And if you really wanted to take a deep dive on something, you’d have to enroll in classes and show up on time to get your money’s worth.

But now, learning is far more accessible, thanks to the wonder that is the internet. If you’re looking to pick up a skill or two, below are discounted subscriptions to e-learning libraries you can use to learn anything to your heart’s content. The best part? You don’t even have to leave the house. Read more…

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Kodiak Leather duffel bags on sale this weekend with promo code

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Finding leather duffel bags is often tricky because most selections fall in one of two camps. They’re either wallet-friendly yet glaringly flimsy, or high-quality and timeless but the price tag would require you to survive on nothing but ramen for a month.

Jared Morse, an outdoorsman and proud Utahn, found the lack of reasonably-priced bags that could survive wear and tear so frustrating that he went ahead and founded his own custom leather bag company: Kodiak Leather.

A family-run business, their mission is to craft heirloom pieces that you’d be able to pass on to your great great great grandchildren — and even generations after that. The quality of the brand’s offerings is a testament to their dedication to the craft, as each piece is made with care by hand, inspected many times over before it makes its way to you. Read more…

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Want to learn Salesforce? These cheap online courses may be all you need.

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If there’s one skill that can add an extra kick to your résumé, it’s Salesforce — the top Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform now ubiquitous at all sorts of enterprise companies. Its cloud-based apps power work productivity at every stage of the sales funnel, from lead generation to executing upon final sales. In fact, Salesforce claims that its Salesforce Economy is expected to create 3.3 million new jobs by 2022.

Tempted? If you’re looking to jumpstart a career that requires knowledge of Salesforce, you have options. On the non-technical side, look to be certified as a Salesforce Administrator — in which case you’ll want to take a certification exam like the Certified Administrator Exam, which tests your knowledge of Salesforce admin tasks such as building reports, maintaining clean data, and adding new fields to forms. On the flip side, technical-minded folks can look to nab certification as a Salesforce Developer, in which case you should aim to ace an exam such as the Platform App Builder. Salesforce Developers handle all the backend stuff involving building testing, implementing, and maintaining Salesforce apps to keep the platform running like a well-oiled machine. Read more…

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This $30 gadget will make packing so much easier

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As fun as traveling the world is in theory, it can also be incredibly exhausting. New places are unfamiliar and hard to get around. There are flight and train delays. There’s jet lag, and new time zones. And of course, all these problems are only exacerbated when you’re also dragging around a big, bulky bag overflowing with all your stuff. It’s with that last problem, at least, that we can offer you some help.

The Dr. Save Vacuum Travel Kit is the kind of too-simple-to-believe gadget that you’ll actually be excited to show off to your friends. After filling the airtight plastic bag full of your shirts, pants, jackets, or any other soft, malleable objects you want to travel with, you activate the vacuum pump and suck them into a compact shape. The result is your clothes will take up to 70% less space than they would’ve been without the Dr. Save. The best part? There will be way more room for snacks, books to read on the plane, or souvenirs to bring home. Read more…

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