Starting a new job

Starting a Business, business start-up,job interview, interview tips, a new job, new workplace, new employee, introduction, new job
I just started my new job last week and so far, so good.  I’ve spent the week doing lots of reading, lots of software installations, and A LOT effort at staying awake.  (The Starbucks is not nearly as close as I would like!) Starting a new job is fraught with social niceties, tactical maneuvering and carefully masked awkwardness.  You have to learn who to talk to if you have questions, who...

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Recipe Idea: Oat Fudge Bars

Oat Fudge Bars, desserts, coffee and fudge bars, coffee habits
Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you and if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every month, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown.Got a Starbucks habit?  I sure do.  And nothing makes me happier than a yummy oat fudge bar to go with my coffee.  There’s fudge… there’s...

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Recipe Idea: Homemade Pies – Butter and Shortening Crust

Homemade Pies, pie crust
Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you and if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every month, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown.Making your own pies is a great way to impress family and friends while saving money at the same time.  Store bought pie shells are often too sweet, too...

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To buy or not to buy… baking utensils

baking utensils, baking equipment, invest in baking
Although I’ve always done a lot of cooking, I’ve been doing more baking lately.  Baking – pastries, tarts, and the like – always seemed a bit frivolous to me since it’s not really part of a nutritious “diet”.  But I’ve come to discover that bringing the occasional tray of baked goods to work, meetings and other gatherings is a very economical way to make a lot of people happy. I’ve...

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