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Anthony Carranza
Anthony Carranza

Anthony Carranza

Business

Digital and social media journalist reporting on the latest happenings on the web. Existing contributor to Social Media Today and Examiner... view profile

Miles Young
Miles Young

Miles Young

Travel

Travel Duder covers vacations, destination, travel tips, hotels, gear and everything else an adventurer needs to know... view profile

Jake Crosby
Jake Crosby

Jake Crosby

Health

Epidemiologist and graduate student at University of Texas School of Public Health, Editor of Autism Investigated www.autisminvestigated.com.. view profile

Barry Bassis
Barry Bassis

Barry Bassis

Arts & Culture

Barry has been a music, theater and travel writer for over a decade for various publications. .. view profile

Veronica Davis
Veronica Davis

Veronica Davis

Life

Veronica is a wife, freelance writer and work at home mom. Her and her husband live in Missouri with their three boys. .. view profile

Ahmar Mustikhan
Ahmar Mustikhan

Ahmar Mustikhan

World

Ars longa, vita brevis. Atheist. Writer. First openly gay Baloch on earth. Citizen of world mostly, otherwise Baloch, Burmese and American. Follow @mustikhan.. view profile

Janet Walters Levite
Janet Walters Levite

Janet Walters Levite

Entertainment

is an Optioned Screenwriter and Film Crtiic / Entertainment Writer for The Guardian Liberty Voice. She resides in New York City... view profile

Dr. Trish
Dr. Trish

Dr. Trish

Health

Patricia A. Muehsam, MD, is a medical doctor, Founder of Transformational Medicine, a holistic, individualized approach to healing, wellness and living... view profile

Chris Grasso
Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

Life

Chris is a freelance writer who lives to fish... view profile

Linda Moore
Linda Moore

Linda Moore

Business

I am a freelance writer and enjoy reporting on a variety of topics... view profile

Jerry Nelson
Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson

World

Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist. American by birth and now based in South America, Jerry covers social justice issues globally... view profile

Dennis Adonis
Dennis Adonis

Dennis Adonis

News

Dennis Adonis is a Contributing Writer at The Epoch Times, Yahoo.com, The Oslo Times, CNN, and several other media outfits He is also the Author of 19 books... view profile

Deborah Asseraf
Deborah Asseraf

Deborah Asseraf

Business

Deborah Asseraf is founder & CEO of Popcorn Productions, a company that explodes awareness for businesses through highly tailored campaigns. .. view profile

James Grundvig
James Grundvig

James Grundvig

Tech

CEO of Cloudnician LLC, a mobile-cloud startup with big data pull. He has 25+ years of engineering-construction experience on projects of scale. .. view profile

Adam Simpson
Adam Simpson

Adam Simpson

Business

Hi everyone! My name is Adam and I work and live in Tampa Bay, Florida. I enjoy working with small businesses online and writing about it. .. view profile

Sheila Kemper Dietrich
Sheila Kemper Dietrich

Sheila Kemper Dietrich

Life

Sheila is the Founder and CEO of Livliga. She created Livliga and the VisualQs philosophy out of a desire to embrace and share a healthier lifestyle. .. view profile






  • Entertained By Nature: Jewelweed’s Secret Surprise

    Entertained By Nature: Jewelweed’s Secret Surprise

    For the adventurous among us, there’s an inexplicable satisfaction derived from experiences like the popping of bubble wrap, the sensation of Pop Rocks on your tongue, and the surprise of peeling open a tube of compressed biscuit dough (sound familiar?). If you or your kids fall into this thrill-seeking segment of our populace, have I …

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  • Inspiration From Lakefront Homes

    Lakefront homes are an ideal summertime retreat.

    Lakefront inspiration conjures up thoughts of waking up to a breeze coming in through the windows, while experiencing an undistorted view of a perfectly calm lake.

    While lakefront homes for most are a dream, rather than an everyday reality, there’s no need to forgo the lakefront experience. If …

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  • 5 More Home Staging Mistakes

    Staging a home can help it to sell more quickly –but what happens when staging goes wrong?

    Last week we looked at The 5 Most Common Home Staging Mistakes and saw some common mistakes that sellers often make when selling their homes. Today, let’s run through five more home staging mistakes. See how you can …

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  • How to Create a Fun Poker Room in Your Home

    While poker rooms are often thought of as drab, boring, and dingy –they don’t have to be.

    Liven up your room with some fun details and accessories that are both fun –and sophisticated, the perfect place for you and your guests to while the evening away playing your favorite hands.

    Here are some tips for …

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  • No Sense Arguing With Myself: How I Practice Self-Forgiveness For My Imperfections

    No Sense Arguing With Myself: How I Practice Self-Forgiveness For My Imperfections

    Have you ever made a goof professionally that left you sick to your stomach? Made you want to crawl into a hole and hide? Beat yourself up over and over? I made an error like this recently and, instead, I celebrated.

    The Simplest Mistake

    I was in the midst of on-boarding a new corporate …

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  • A White Nights “Story Experience” at Angleterre Hotel

    A White Nights “Story Experience” at Angleterre Hotel

    In a world full of hospitality players, and where everywhere can feel like the same place, it is not easy to find differentiation. In fact “unique” is more often than not simply a buzz word. Unless you are a sure fired adventurer at heart, “comfort” and “unique” have become mutually exclusive terms. Olga Malik, my …

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  • Chinese subs arrive in Hormuz waters, warns BLF chief

    Chinese submarines have arrived at Gwadar Port and a leader of the Baloch freedom movement whose brother and two nephews were killed by Pakistan army last week has raised an alarm over the development. “Presence of Chinese submarines in the Baloch Sea at Gwadar is a threat to the entire region as China is supporting …

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  • Greece rejects bailout: What does this mean?

    Greece rejects bailout: What does this mean?

    It seems that a landslide victory is on the way as more than 90% of the vote has been counted, with a 62% majority for ‘NO.’ Greek PM Tsipras has stated that the “no” result shows that “democracy won’t be blackmailed.”

    Greece has been in crisis for the past week since it has defaulted on …

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  • Read HuffPost-Censored “Trace Amounts” Review

    Read HuffPost-Censored “Trace Amounts” Review

    Just weeks after “Trace Amounts” was reviewed at The Epoch Times, The Huffington Post removed the below April review of the same documentary for reasons not even specified to the author. No explanation has ever been given for the removal, despite requests. With the recent promotion of “Trace Amounts” by actor Jim

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  • What will the Greek referendum this Sunday mean for the country?

    What will the Greek referendum this Sunday mean for the country?

    Last week Greece has gone into technical default on its loans from the IMF for the first time in history, which means that the country is officially bankrupt. The referendum that will take place this Sunday after a week of intense negations with its creditors, will be salient, as it might change the future of …

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  • Lust, Greed and Kindness

    Las Vegas, the city where scams are born and matured into cash cows, is nonetheless a wonder-filled “Never Never Land” for adults the world over. World class entertainment and restaurants support an ever flourishing tourist industry. Didn’t see it on Broadway? Chances are, you can catch it in Vegas.

    When the massive advertising …

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  • William Hill begins Supplying Casino Games Within Its Retail Network

    William Hill begins Supplying Casino Games Within Its Retail Network

    Gambling has been around long before the internet was conceived. However, online gambling remains one of the most popular online activities and especially online casinos. According to Gamblingsites.com the first form of gambling can be traced back to the 1990s. In addition, company known as Microgaming claimed to have been the first to provide such …

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  • Donald Trump Basically Tells Hispanics “Up Yours”

    Donald Trump Basically Tells Hispanics “Up Yours”

     

    When Donald Trump was preparing to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his gold-gilded hotel, Trump Hotel Las Vegas, he, along with his partners, were watching an unprecedented lawsuit unfold across town.

    A workplace lawsuit filed by immigrant laborers against a cleaning contractor wouldn’t directly impact the Trump empire, but the outcome could have some …

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  • AAIFF15 Opens with My Voice, My Life

    AAIFF15 Opens with My Voice, My Life

    The 38th Asian American International Film Festival 2015 (AAIFF15) will be held in New York July 23 – August 1. Presented by Asian Cinevision, AAIFF annually showcase the best independent cinema by Asian and Asian Americans along with panel discussions, special events, screenplay competition readings, gala receptions and after parties.

    This year’s Opening, Centerpiece and …

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  • 4th of July Style for Your Home

    Giving your home a red, white, and blue makeover can be a great way to show your patriotic spirit any time of the year, but of course, it’s especially appropriate around the 4th of July.

    Stars and stripes are obvious details, but if you’re looking for a more subtle way to pay tribute to this …

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  • 16th International Cloud Expo Coverage

    16th International Cloud Expo Coverage

    The 16th International Cloud Expo New York (CloudExpoNY 2015) was held at Javits Center, New York, June 9-11, 2015. Produced by SYS-CON Media, the event annually showcase the world’s best and latest technologies in Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data/Analytics, DevOps; keynote presentations; conference sessions; panel discussions; workshops; exhibitors show floor; special events …

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  • Prospect Capital: Don’t Believe The Anti-Hype

    For dividend investors, one of the biggest stories of 2015 has been the continued decline in Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC). The stock is trading 30% below its 52-week high and has fallen more than 10% since the end of April. Most of this bearish momentum has been generated by the uncertainty associated with Prospect’s decision …

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  • The 5 Most Common Home Staging Mistakes

    When selling your home, you’ll want to ensure that it looks its best.

    Homes that are well-presented and attractive can make a great impression on potential buyers. You want the house hunters to feel a connection with your home, and find something that resonates with them and makes them feel like they belong there.

    One …

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  • What’s the Future of Big Data in Hospitality?

    What’s the Future of Big Data in Hospitality?

    Yesterday Tnooz announced that hotel data and demand management innovators SnapShot GmbH received some €25 million in funding from Beijing Shiji Information Technology Co (Shiji Networks). While funding rounds to power hospitality tools are commonplace, this Beijing to Berlin business connect bears special scrutiny. Here’s a different take on yesterday’s announcement.

    The trend in digital …

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  • Syria: The Land of Opportunity

    Syria’s ongoing civil war and its spill-over into neighboring Iraq, despite its gross humanitarian destruction, has become a beacon for non-state actors, quasi-state actors, and regional powers – all vying for greater legitimacy.

    When the security situation began to spiral out of control, groups from local militias to well-known international terrorist organizations attempted to gain …

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  • Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    By Deborah Asseraf

    So you’ve got your drill down, on your client’s birthdays (or their kid’s birthday depending on how savvy you are) you ship off a basket of fruit, bottle of wine or a table book. A gift so bland that whether you were sending it to someone you’ve met yesterday or your cousin …

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  • How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

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  • Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

    Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

    Originating in China and Japan, paper lanterns are often associated with celebration. They are usually made out of thin, brightly colored paper and bamboo or a collapsable metal frame, with a bulb or a candle placed inside, resulting in a beautiful glow!

    During the Chinese New Year, thousands of paper lanterns are lit to welcome …

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  • Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    In what promises to be a landmark court case, Farmers Insurance Co. has filed a class action lawsuit against some 200 communities in the Chicago Area. Farmers at the heart of its argument is claiming that local governments know or should have known the rise in global temperatures would result in heavier rains. Local governments, …

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  • Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    By Deborah Asseraf

    So you’ve got your drill down, on your client’s birthdays (or their kid’s birthday depending on how savvy you are) you ship off a basket of fruit, bottle of wine or a table book. A gift so bland that whether you were sending it to someone you’ve met yesterday or your cousin …

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  • How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

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  • Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

    Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

    Originating in China and Japan, paper lanterns are often associated with celebration. They are usually made out of thin, brightly colored paper and bamboo or a collapsable metal frame, with a bulb or a candle placed inside, resulting in a beautiful glow!

    During the Chinese New Year, thousands of paper lanterns are lit to welcome …

    Read More

  • Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    In what promises to be a landmark court case, Farmers Insurance Co. has filed a class action lawsuit against some 200 communities in the Chicago Area. Farmers at the heart of its argument is claiming that local governments know or should have known the rise in global temperatures would result in heavier rains. Local governments, …

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  • 30 Years Of Nobel Peace Prize To Solidarnosc and Walesa Whose Dream Has Yet To Be Fulfilled

     Mr Zenon Kwoka, Interfactory Strike Committee, assists Solidarnosc leader Lech Walesa carried by the Gdansk shipyard workers in August of 1980. / Photo Courtesy of Mr. Zenon Kwoka/ Private Archives

     

    Exactly thirty years ago this month Lech Walesa, leader of the Solidarnosc movement, won the Nobel Peace Prize. In fact, it was the Nobel …

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  • World Cries for Personalism Not Capitalism

    The high rate of prolonged unemployment is a symptom not an essence of the problem, which will lead to civilizational failure. Personalism, which is based on new economic paradigm is an answer. 

    Dr. Norman Bailey belongs to a small group of economists, who warned against the current financial crisis. He does not argue that the …

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  • Ladies And Gentleman, Whoever Among You Heard About Judge Clark?

     Photo: “Nobody else helped the President so much to change the history by breaking the Evil Empire like Judge Clark”
    Judge Clark (in the middle) next to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger talking to President at the White House. December 1983. (Courtesy of Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)

     

    The closest friend of President Ronald Reagan, …

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  • Democratic Transition in the Congo

    When one speaks of the Congo, it is expected that they speak also of Joseph Conrad. His colonial caricature, ‘Heart of Darkness’, published over a hundred years ago, remains the most recognisable reference point for what was then the Belgian Congo, later Zaire, and now the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

    Not merely indicative of …

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  • Why the Armenian Genocide Matters!

    For a moment, try to imagine an unpleasant scenario: The German nation, tired of acting humble and tied of expressing guilt for the crimes of its grandparents, decides to free itself from the burden of the past. The Holocaust is methodically re-labelled as an ‘act of war’, the deaths of six millions Jews will now …

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  • WikiLeaks: Losing Its Religion

    Whether you like them or hate them, WikiLeaks stood for something important – after publishing the stolen Sony emails they have shown that this is no longer the case.

    WikiLeaks operate from a fairly simple business model: rather than primarily pursuing their own material, WikiLeaks has presented itself as a central hub for global information …

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  • Our Failure to Think Morally about Radicalisation

    British society might just have woken up to the wolves at their door – an awakening that we can only hope spreads to Australia.

    The recent unmasking of the Islamic State fighter, dubbed by the media as ‘Jihadi John’, was met with a hitherto unseen wave of public disgust and outrage. This was not a …

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  • Sympathising with Monsters – The David Hicks Case

    It is a strange moment when you begin to feel compassion for someone whom you otherwise consider to be a moral monster. We ordinarily prefer our moral decision-making to be a fairly easy and straightforward process, yet such moments make this impossible. This is certainly the case when it comes to considering the now-exonerated, former …

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  • Tony Abbott – A Terrible Week

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott began this week under attack from his own political party. To try and assuage those Liberal members who wanted him removed, he presented himself as a “chastened” man: “I’ve listened, I’ve learned and I’ve changed”. As this week comes to an end, very few of his colleagues are likely to …

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  • The Climate of Moral Responsibility

    Imagine yourself as a murderer: as someone who, both unprovoked, and with foresight, has just brutally killed your neighbour. There ought to be little doubt as to what moral responsibility you bear for this crime. Anything short of turning yourself into the police, admitting guilt, and accepting a criminal punishment that corresponds to the severity …

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  • 4 Ways to Make Your Mornings More Productive

    4 Ways to Make Your Mornings More Productive

    Not everyone is a morning person, but to succeed at many jobs, you need to be able to produce as if you were one. Getting a strong start to your day is the key to keeping your focus and increasing your capacity at work. If you struggle to stay focused at work, try these tips …

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  • Putting Shin Dong-hyuk’s Lies into Context

    Whilst in graduate school I was searching for a dissertation topic to which I would commit my foreseeable future and longer-term academic career. North Korea was the area that immediately appealed to me. I had previously lived in South Korea, and had for some time been steadily, though quite unconsciously, devouring the prominent works on …

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  • Loyalty: What It Really Is–and What It Absolutely Isn’t

    Growing up, I was taught that loyalty, like love and respect, was something that you gave unconditionally to your family–and good friends–without question; it was understood to be an integral part of just being a good relative or friend. For instance, if someone bad-mouthed your brother, or treated your best friend with disrespect, you stood …

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  • THE RISE OF CHINESE HUMANITARIANISM

    In 1859 the soon to be patriarch of humanitarianism, Jean-Henri Dunant, watched on as Emperor Franz Josef of Austria and Emperor Napoleon III of France fought the Battle of Solferino. The fighting lasted only a single day, and as the battlefield quietened Dunant descended from his vantage point overlooking the town in order to document …

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  • “Band of Brothers” Phenomena in Toxic Families

    Recently, I was talking to someone about how growing up in a dysfunctional/abusive/neglectful family created relationships between the siblings similar to those bonds forged in wartime between soldiers on the battlefield.

    I know that in my situation, being the oldest with three younger brothers, I felt an acute sense of responsibility to make sure that …

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  • (The Current) Blame Game: Recalls & Craigslist

    Earlier this week, an ABC News reporter ambushed the owner/founder of Craigslist regarding the illegal sale of recalled items currently listed on the site. The man was clearly caught off guard and did not even have a chance to really respond other than to say that he was no longer involved in the day-to-day business …

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  • Justified? My Thoughts on Ferguson

    I’ve been thinking more and more about the situation in Ferguson lately. Being a native Missourian, married to a black man, and having been treated poorly by the police in the past myself, I’ve had a lot to ponder.

    Based on what I’ve seen and heard–which, I assume, is basically what everyone else has seen …

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  • Curing Ebola with Thomas Pogge

    For all the harm that has been caused, and for all the harm that it is still likely to be caused in the near future, the current Ebola pandemic in Western Africa is merely a symptom of a much larger structural injustice concerning the global manufacture of pharmaceuticals – For this, Thomas Pogge has a …

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  • The Inequality Fallacy behind the G20 Protests

    For a mental image that instinctively breeds mistrust, imagine the twenty most powerful businessmen and women of a small town holding a behind-closed-doors meeting in order to facilitate better economic and political control over the already dominated population. Despite the professed altruism behind some of the closeted discussions, this scenario is an accurate microcosm for …

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  • Fear of Offense: Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

    “Falsely shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theatre!” was the example offered by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. when pushed to explain what a permissible restriction upon freedom of speech might look like. Holmes was using the metaphor rather tenuously as a means to justify the suppression of opposition to the military draft in the United States’ …

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  • Friends Without Benefits: The US-Turkish Alliance

    At a time when humanitarian intervention was developing into a normative standard above and beyond a legal principle, highlighted by the “illegal but legitimate” intervention in Kosovo, Turkey was afforded a privileged position of international immunity. While behaving in a manner that ordinarily ought to have defined itself as an outlier nation and a candidate …

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  • The Academic Starvation of North Korean Scholars

    The recent absence of Kim Jong Un from the North Korean political landscape shows just how starved for substance academics are on this subject.

    Following a 40 day hiatus, Kim Jong Un, though supported by a cane, strolled back into public life earlier this week in a carefully orchestrated media event. For a regime and …

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  • Political Sleepwalking

    Currently, the Australian Government is easy to criticise. But then again, what government is not? To hold any elevated position of power necessarily means to invite elevated levels of criticism.

    Whereas from opposition, a change of policy, a failure of ideological consistency, or a disregard for the majority public opinion more-often-than-not leaves no discernible political …

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  • Not As Good As Dongding Oolong

    Back in the days, in Hong Kong, I used to have weekly tea sessions with Mr. Liu.

    In one of our first sessions, I brewed him a Taiwanese Oolong called Dongding Oolong, which he really, really liked. I can’t remember how he described it at that time, but he was so elated by it that …

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  • The Unfathomable Pu-erh

    The Unfathomable Pu-erh

    “Pu-erh” tea is the classical music of tea. It has depth, complexity, purity, and a spiritual dimension. It is one of the few things that actually gets better with time, as it evolves rather than decays. Long-term stored Pu-erh can increase in value multiple times and is called a drinkable antique. And it surely tastes …

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  • Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    By Deborah Asseraf

    So you’ve got your drill down, on your client’s birthdays (or their kid’s birthday depending on how savvy you are) you ship off a basket of fruit, bottle of wine or a table book. A gift so bland that whether you were sending it to someone you’ve met yesterday or your cousin …

    Read More

  • How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

    Read More

  • Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

    Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

    Originating in China and Japan, paper lanterns are often associated with celebration. They are usually made out of thin, brightly colored paper and bamboo or a collapsable metal frame, with a bulb or a candle placed inside, resulting in a beautiful glow!

    During the Chinese New Year, thousands of paper lanterns are lit to welcome …

    Read More

  • Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    In what promises to be a landmark court case, Farmers Insurance Co. has filed a class action lawsuit against some 200 communities in the Chicago Area. Farmers at the heart of its argument is claiming that local governments know or should have known the rise in global temperatures would result in heavier rains. Local governments, …

    Read More

  • Back to School: Fun Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

    Back to School: Fun Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

    Packing lunch for your kids is a good way to make sure they’re getting something they like and something that’s healthy for them. Yes, school lunch programs have made progress. But some schools are still very much lacking in their food’s nutritional value. Plus, it is often much cheaper to make your own. 

    The downfall …

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  • Examples Of Traffic Growth Hacks (And How You Can Emulate Them)

    Examples Of Traffic Growth Hacks (And How You Can Emulate Them)

    Real talk: growth hacking is market babble.

    We have all heard it referenced, and we have all nodded our heads in agreement when the guy you run into at Online Marketing Conference goes into his spiel about his incredible talent with it. We all have wished we had the secret growth hacking formula so we, …

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  • How to keep Twitter alive

    How to keep Twitter alive

    Twitter is in the woods. The company’s latest quarterly results, leaked ahead of schedule by a little known data miner called Selerity hours before the market’s closing bell, were, to put in mildly, terrible. Twitter registered lower than expected figures, investors jittered, and its stock price went down by a whopping 25% in one day. …

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  • ‘Lords of Secrecy’ – Drone Technology’s Impact on Law

    ‘Lords of Secrecy’ – Drone Technology’s Impact on Law

    Like the runaway BP Oil Spill, the U.S. National Security drone program has exploded in scope, proliferating so many state secrets that it’s corroding the rule of law and undermining foreign policy.

    For BP and its subcontractors they raced to cover up the sprawling disaster. They shredded data, low-balled spill estimates, and sank the truth …

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  • Dolphin Breaths Measure the Health of the Ocean

    Dolphin Breaths Measure the Health of the Ocean

    Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, as an indicator species, are the windows into the health of their ecosystem, the ocean.

    But how can scientists pull data from mobile, fast moving, seafaring creatures in their element? And what would a half-century of human impact, from farm and pharmaceutical runoff, to urban sprawl and industrialization look like in marine …

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  • Blogger Outreach Code Of Ethics

    Blogger Outreach Code Of Ethics

    I will never forget the first time I was approached by a PR rep asking for a blog post about their product.

    At the time, I was not working for my own website but as the primary blogger for another person’s brand. We were primarily news focused, but we did have a section for various …

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  • The Importance Of Security In Big Business

    Cybercrime is currently the biggest threat that is driving organizations and companies to do business with security firms that can protect their data and network. Every year, more and more businesses are being famously hacked, leaving customers and consumers worrying about the information that they hand out to these big businesses.

    It is estimated that …

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  • Research Shows There’s No Slowing the Growth of Online Shopping

    With each passing week, month, and year, it becomes increasingly evident that online shopping is not just part of the future – it is the future. Not only are ecommerce sites launching at incredible rates, but brick and mortar stores are starting to feel the effects. Some sources even suggest physical stores will experience significant …

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  • Old Problem, New Solution: Another Challenge in Detecting Plagiarism

    “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it”

    Benjamin Franklin

    Academic dishonesty has become a stumbling block ever since educational establishments emerged. When you write an essay or term paper you are likely to be willing to check whether you’ve quoted all the borrowed ideas, …

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  • 5 Tech Tools to Boost Your Food Truck’s Bottom Line in 2015

    5 Tech Tools to Boost Your Food Truck’s Bottom Line in 2015

    The food truck industry is growing exponentially and shows no signs of slowing down in the near future. According to IBIS World, the industry is expected to be worth $803.8 million by the end of this year. Not bad if you’re considering joining the ranks.

    But, in order to attain success in such an oversaturated …

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  • Mistakes To Avoid When Building Your Website

    Websites are in higher demand than ever before because of the booming ecommerce market and people’s reliance on using the internet to look up local businesses. The difference between having a good or subpar website can mean the difference between having a very successful business and a mediocre business at best. There are common mistakes …

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  • 5 Major Issues Facing Supply Chain Leaders

    The supply chain is a complex network of companies and individuals that ensure that a product leaves the manufacturer and ends up in the hands of the consumer. As you may imagine, this all looks great on paper but acts of man, the weather and other disturbances can lead to supply chain problems.

    Never trust …

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  • How DNA and the NSA are slowly rendering hard drives irrelevant

    How DNA and the NSA are slowly rendering hard drives irrelevant

    It has been a rough week for the ole’ hard disk drive (HDD). Two unrelated but complementary developments have dealt a mortal blow to what we thought about the ubiquitous magnetic drive. On February 15th, a study released by Switzerland’s ETH University to write and retrieve without error information encoded on to strands of DNA. …

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  • Do We Take Our Car Tech For Granted?

    In our daily lives, there are literally hundreds of breakthroughs in engineering and design that we literally walk past, and even walk on, without even knowing about it. We take these technologies for granted because we see and use them every day. They have become so embedded into our lives that we don’t even notice …

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  • Influencers Help With Online Marketing

    There are at least 200 social media websites. More than 3.063 billion people are using the Internet today. More than 52 percent of them participate on at least two or more social media websites. If you were interested in promoting yourself or your business, then wouldn’t it be wise to reach out to this group?…

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  • Wyatt Jozwowski — Exclusive 1 on 1 Interview

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    How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

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    Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

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    Raudabaugh Making Strong Case For MVP Title

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    You’ve done it, NFL mock draft. You’ve finally broken me into making big changes.

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    He’s back. He now has a long journey ahead of him if he is to be the franchise quarterback of the Cleveland Browns.

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    This NFL mock draft cares not for the “silly season” predictions that have the Cleveland Browns making a noteworthy trade.

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  • 2015 NFL Mock Draft 5.0: Cleveland Browns

    Hoping the Cleveland Browns will go crazy during the 2015 NFL Draft? If so, you can probably stop reading here.

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    Fans may not be sold on him, but make no mistake that the Cleveland Browns have to be keen on Johnny Manziel.

    Perception is reality for many sports fans who are on the outside, and the notions that have been floated out there regarding Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel since even before the Browns grabbed …

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    Honesty alert: I have no idea what the Cleveland Browns are doing, so I am throwing darts with my latest NFL mock draft. 

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  • 2015 NFL Mock Draft 3.0 Cleveland Browns

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  • 2015 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Cleveland Browns

    The NFL Combine, as expected, changed little for the Cleveland Browns as it pertains to my NFL Mock Draft.

    The 2015 National Football League Scouting Combine has come and gone, and, as most knowledgeable people expected, not a lot has changed as it pertains to the Cleveland Browns. While the Browns still need to know …

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  • Cleveland Browns Week 11 NFL power rankings

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    Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    By Deborah Asseraf

    So you’ve got your drill down, on your client’s birthdays (or their kid’s birthday depending on how savvy you are) you ship off a basket of fruit, bottle of wine or a table book. A gift so bland that whether you were sending it to someone you’ve met yesterday or your cousin …

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  • How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

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    Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

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    Read More

  • Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

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  • Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    By Deborah Asseraf

    So you’ve got your drill down, on your client’s birthdays (or their kid’s birthday depending on how savvy you are) you ship off a basket of fruit, bottle of wine or a table book. A gift so bland that whether you were sending it to someone you’ve met yesterday or your cousin …

    Read More

  • How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

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  • Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

    Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

    Originating in China and Japan, paper lanterns are often associated with celebration. They are usually made out of thin, brightly colored paper and bamboo or a collapsable metal frame, with a bulb or a candle placed inside, resulting in a beautiful glow!

    During the Chinese New Year, thousands of paper lanterns are lit to welcome …

    Read More

  • Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    In what promises to be a landmark court case, Farmers Insurance Co. has filed a class action lawsuit against some 200 communities in the Chicago Area. Farmers at the heart of its argument is claiming that local governments know or should have known the rise in global temperatures would result in heavier rains. Local governments, …

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    Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    By Deborah Asseraf

    So you’ve got your drill down, on your client’s birthdays (or their kid’s birthday depending on how savvy you are) you ship off a basket of fruit, bottle of wine or a table book. A gift so bland that whether you were sending it to someone you’ve met yesterday or your cousin …

    Read More

  • How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

    Read More

  • Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

    Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

    Originating in China and Japan, paper lanterns are often associated with celebration. They are usually made out of thin, brightly colored paper and bamboo or a collapsable metal frame, with a bulb or a candle placed inside, resulting in a beautiful glow!

    During the Chinese New Year, thousands of paper lanterns are lit to welcome …

    Read More

  • Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    In what promises to be a landmark court case, Farmers Insurance Co. has filed a class action lawsuit against some 200 communities in the Chicago Area. Farmers at the heart of its argument is claiming that local governments know or should have known the rise in global temperatures would result in heavier rains. Local governments, …

    Read More


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