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Hey aspiring project managers, learn Six Sigma and Lean with these online courses

Become the leader you were born to be.
Become the leader you were born to be.

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Project management is an excellent field for any goals-driven person who likes to complete projects as efficiently as possible. But though you may already have a knack for “getting things done,” there’s a science behind being a robust and influential project manager (with a hefty paycheck). 

Enter Six Sigma and Lean, two of the most popular project management methodologies. The former uses six steps to control variation and minimize defects. Lean, on the other hand, helps maximize value by reducing time allocated.

A little confusing, right? Well, a program called “Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses and Certifications” is here to help. 

With dozens of lessons and 37 hours of content, this course will keep you gain a more in-depth knowledge of both Six Sigma and Lean so you can qualify for any project management position.

First, you’ll learn how to improve efficiencies and streamline workflow with Six Sigma, one of the most employable project management specialties in the world. This popular philosophy is divided into six steps (or belts): define, measure, analyze, improve, control, and a prerequisite belt called “Step Zero.” Once you have a better understanding of each step, you’ll be well on your way to being a Six Sigma certified (which is required by companies committed to using Six Sigma). 

If you can’t stand wasting time on insignificant details, you’ll love mastering the Lean methodology. This program will teach you how to optimize end-to-end efforts and limit wasted effort, making for a smoother and more time-efficient workflow. For good measure, there are a couple of included courses about Minitab, another project management school of thought that will help you improve statistics-based projects.

On any given day, this course is valued at $2,299, but for a limited time you can enroll in it for $79. Whether you’re just starting a career in project management or have your eye on a sweet promotion, now’s a better time than any to buy.

Check out Roxio Toast, the one digital media tool to rule them all

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Digital media is like the Tower of Babel: there are way too many formats. Sure, you can record a video in MOV, but what if you use MPEG or DivX? Or what if you want to make it for Adobe Flash instead? It’s too late to convince everyone to agree on one universal file format, but it’s not too late to start using a program that works with across all of them. 

Roxio Toast 16 Titanium is a best-selling program that lets you effortlessly capture your screen, edit videos, and burn digital media on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays. Toast Titanium also works with audio and photo formats, and lets you encrypt and password-protect your files too. Whether you’re looking to pass along some data or share your cinematic masterpiece, this new and improved program could be your new best friend.

Roxio Toast 16 Titanium typically costs $99.99, but you can get it for just $49.99, a savings of 50%.

The beginner’s guide to getting your side hustle off the ground

On the plus side.
On the plus side.

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You’ve probably heard hundreds of stories about your cousin’s boyfriend’s sister making thousands on a side hustle and finally buying her dream condo in Miami. It’s not hearsay. There are in fact hundreds of legitimate ways to create passive revenue streams outside your 9-to-5, and it’s more a matter of choosing the best path for you.

That’s where the ‘Start a Side Business’ Bundle comes into play. This bundle will introduce you to a range of options for making some side cash, from selling on Alibaba to importing from China. The best part is, you can pay what you want for this bundle, which usually costs almost $2,000.

The bundle begins with a course on sourcing, marketing, and branding your products with Amazon’s fulfillment process. Once you’ve mastered the world of Amazon, you’ll dive into Alibaba and eBay to round out your assessment of which e-commerce giant you’ll prefer to work with. Throughout the coursework, you’ll also learn to create private labels for your products and even import from China. No digital entrepreneurial stone is unturned. 

By the time you get through the ‘Start a Side Business’ Bundle, you’ll have a good idea of the best path for your interests and an even better idea of how to get started and make it successful. Get it today for less than $15 in the Mashable Shop.

This $9 device can clean up car odors

Smoking? Who's smoking?
Smoking? Who’s smoking?

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Quick, stick your head in your car. What do you smell? If your answer includes sweat, smoke, feet, your dog’s farts, or that cheeseburger and fries you had back in 2013, it’s time to do something about it. And that means a solution that’s a little — or a lot — more sophisticated than that pine tree air freshener that’s been there for years.

Enter the Car Air Ionizer and Purifier. You don’t have to hang anything cheesy over your rearview mirror — this freshener plugs right into your cigarette lighter or power socket. Get them for $9 here.

This is the most flexible iPhone dock you’ve ever seen

Flex your stuff.
Flex your stuff.

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There are only so many times you can precariously balance your iPhone on your laptop screen without it toppling over and shattering. 

The BOBINE FLEX iPhone Dock is the answer to this problem. It’s not just a dock, though — it’s a case-compatible cable, dock, and tripod all in one, and it fits into your car, home, and office environment with relative ease. You can easily take this dock anywhere and set it up as needed, thanks to its lightweight, portable design. Plus, rather than getting a bunch of docks and having to switch your phone out every ten minutes (as well as dealing with those annoying magnetic car vent mounts), you’ll get it all in one package.

Buy one now for just $24.99.