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

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

Tommy Wyher
Tommy Wyher

Tommy Wyher

Business

Tommy is a native of the great state of Florida and has been a part of numerous startups, some successful and some not so much... view profile

Martha Rosenberg
Martha Rosenberg

Martha Rosenberg

Health

Martha is a Chicago-based health writer and author of the expose "Born with a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health." .. view profile

Dennis Adonis
Dennis Adonis

Dennis Adonis

News

Dennis Adonis is a Contributing Writer on Information Technology at The Epoch Times, Yahoo.com, Huffington Post, and CNN. He is also the Author of 19 books... view profile

Richard Cox
Richard Cox

Richard Cox

Business

Richard Cox is a university teacher in international trade and finance. .. view profile

John Christopher Fine
John Christopher Fine

John Christopher Fine

Life

is a marine biologist with two doctoral degrees, has authored 24 books, including award-winning books dealing with ocean pollution... 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

June Rousso
June Rousso

June Rousso

Health

June Rousso, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and holistic health counselor in N.Y.C. with a focus on dietary and lifestyle changes to support health. .. view profile

Phil Butler
Phil Butler

Phil Butler

Travel

Phil is editor-in-chief of Argophilia Travel News, and Senior Partner at Pamil Visions PR. .. 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

Chris Grasso
Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

Life

Chris is a freelance writer who lives in Florida and loves the sunshine... view profile

Zac Wassink
Zac Wassink

Zac Wassink

Sports

Covering the Browns and the NFL from a Cleveland viewpoint. .. view profile

Bianca Silva
Bianca Silva

Bianca Silva

Entertainment

Recent grad, music journalist, music lover. .. view profile






  • The Rise of Online Gambling and Its Future in the United States

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    For millennia, gambling has provided a rush that most other experiences can’t duplicate. In recent years, gambling has come to be associated with an experience. When you talk about casinos, you are more apt to associate them with flashing neon lights, the Vegas Strip, a cloud of swirling cigarette smoke, and a cacophony of bells …

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  • Create an Online Dating Profile that Actually gets you the Dates You Want

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    If you have tried online dating, and found that you weren’t nearly as successful as you had hoped, don’t give up. It could simply be that your profile wasn’t up to par. For instance, if you are looking for a person to spend your life with, using such websites as Millionaire Match, you don’t want …

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  • Mavericks at the Gold Dust

    Mavericks Restaurant is located on the second floor of Gold Dust Casino. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    Texas Rancher Sam Maverick didn’t brand his cattle. Cowpunchers took to calling them Mavericks. If you want good grub put your branding iron on Mavericks Restaurant above Deadwood, South Dakota’s Gold Dust Casino. The town has been tamed, mostly. Gold made Deadwood famous. The Wild West of 1875, in the Black Hills, when thousands of …

    Read More

  • Genesis Diamonds Talks Diamond Grading

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    Everyone knows diamonds are a woman’s best friend. But, for most consumers, their knowledge ends there. Given the importance of diamond purchases–both emotionally and monetarily–it is important that consumers know what they are getting into before making that big purchase. One of the factors in determining the price of a diamond is its quality, which …

    Read More

  • South Korea’s Continued Control of the Takeshima Islands Raises Questions

    Diplomatic disputes between Japan and South Korea concerning the ownership of the Takeshima Islands, which have lasted for decades, continue to strain political relations and raise important questions in the court of public opinion.

     The islands, which are known by many names (Japan calls them Takeshima; South Korea calls them Dokdo), consist of two main …

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  • Trading on the Market Trends with Innovative Platforms

    2008 now feels like a very long time ago. It was a period when businesses closed doors, indices, currencies and stocks all went into red and stock traders all around the world were left to rue their losses. Today, the reverse is the case with positive figures being recorded across most major markets around the …

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  • You Can Count on Me: Reliability in Business

    Reliability in your business dealings is a precious asset. Here are some valuable reliability tips to help you get ahead and avoid awkward jams and pitfalls

    Recently I challenged my readers to examine their business habits in the sphere of presentation and appearance. It was a corporate person’s first glimpse into understanding the je ne sais quoi of executive presence, and serves to highlight the type of “polish” one needs to exude in order to get ahead in the business …

    Read More

  • Enigma, Rapid City’s Flagship Restaurant

    A bronze statue of John F. Kennedy and his son grace the entrance to the Adoba Hotel. Fine dining at their Enigma Restaurant awaits. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    Rapid City, South Dakota has grown from a convenient gateway to the Black Hills and the wonders of state and national parks, including Mt. Rushmore Memorial and Crazy Horse, to a cosmopolitan city with fine museums, art galleries, local attractions and bronze sculptures of every U.S. president on street corners. There is shopping galore. Rapid …

    Read More

  • 6 Tips for Better Family Budgeting

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    Is your family experiencing financial struggles or you simply want to improve your financial situation? If you take a look at what the family is bringing in each month and spending, it’s easy to see which areas could use improvement (If you’re honest with yourself here). Here are some steps you can take to budget …

    Read More

  • What is flat website design and what does it look like

    Design trends in the world are constantly evolving and changing as the trends drift in and out of fashion. The same goes for website design trends. A the moment, one of the biggest trends that’s gaining in popularity is flat design which has been around previously but is gaining in traction again. It’s a straightforward …

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  • Chili Made With Late Harvest Tomatoes

    We had friends over and I made a Late Harvest Tomato Chili with the romas I picked.  The chili was a big hit so I thought I would share my recipe with you (photo by LivligaHome).

    It is that time of year when we can have a hard frost. This thought prompts me into action in harvesting my remaining tomatoes. It is our first year with a real live vegetable garden. This is all new to me. We have an unbelievable bounty of tomatoes. The vines are laden with heirlooms, romas …

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  • What’s Unique about the Executive MBA

    Many people think that an MBA is a “one size fits all” degree for the young, semi-experienced professional. However, more seasoned professionals may not benefit as much from a regular MBA degree; they may seek out a more specialized MBA degree – the Executive MBA. The Executive MBA is specifically designed for the business-person who …

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  • Keeping your Information Safe Online

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    Online security has become a huge problem over the years. Hackers are getting smarter and information is being leaked more often. One of the latest attacks was to the popular app Snapchat, a program in which you can send photos and videos to others without the data saving to yours or their device. Many …

    Read More

  • What You Should Look For When Buying Your First Car

    Often when buying your first car, you often think about how it looks. What model is it? What colors can you get? You may find, though, that there are much more important factors when it comes to car buying that you don’t want to overlook. Here’s a list of things to look for that can …

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  • Differences between female & male investment strategies

    Whether you are buying a new couch, car or house, individual preferences will always be different. Factor in gender, and, as any married couple will know, preferences become even more complex. Portfolio management is a process that involves trust between a client and an asset manager in order to develop a secure investment strategy to …

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  • How High-Tech is Fighting Against Ebola

    Ebola, first identified in 1976, experienced 1,716 confirmed cases through 2013 according to the World Health Organization. The current West Africa Ebola outbreak, affecting Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria has dwarfed the previous numbers. As of October, 20, 2014, over 9,200 cases have been identified with over 4,500 deaths occurring.

    Researchers, physicians and technology …

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  • Dating The Dishwasher: 6 Tips to Promote a Mindfully Loving Spousal Relationship

    Loving spousal relationships require some interesting mutual efforts. Take my tips and use my example to keep your own relationships healthy and progressive

    I always enjoy when people ask how long my spouse Michael and I have been together. Upon the mere mention his name, it is reported that I begin to glow. Well, for the record, Michael and I have been together since 2007….not a very long time by many people’s standards, but just long enough to …

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  • 2014, Glasgow’s defining year!

    Flying into Glasgow International Airport, it was the ‘armadillo-shaped’ SECC roof, the SSE Hydro and Finnieston Bridge that drew my attention and dazzled as the sun began to set in the early evening.

    There was a definite ‘buzz’ in the city, a legacy of having hosted a successful Commonwealth Games and having brought their rich …

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  • The Ease and Versatility of Poached Chicken

    Poaching chicken is easy and will provide a number of versatile and tasty meals like the chicken walnut salad shown above (photo by LivligaHome).

    Poached meats are easy to prepare and, because their flavor is so simple, they can be used in so many different kinds of dishes. I have talked with many friends and acquaintances who have an aversion to leftovers. To them, leftovers means eating day old soggy food. But like everyone wanting to have more home …

    Read More

  • How To Avoid Going In Debt This Holiday Season

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    It happens every year. The holidays arrive and no matter how long you had to prepare, it seems that you never saw it coming. While the holidays are full of good food, decorating the home and quality time with loved ones, it also comes with a huge expense. Funding Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas parties and gifts …

    Read More

  • Create an Online Dating Profile that Actually gets you the Dates You Want

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    If you have tried online dating, and found that you weren’t nearly as successful as you had hoped, don’t give up. It could simply be that your profile wasn’t up to par. For instance, if you are looking for a person to spend your life with, using such websites as Millionaire Match, you don’t want …

    Read More

  • Mavericks at the Gold Dust

    Mavericks Restaurant is located on the second floor of Gold Dust Casino. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    Texas Rancher Sam Maverick didn’t brand his cattle. Cowpunchers took to calling them Mavericks. If you want good grub put your branding iron on Mavericks Restaurant above Deadwood, South Dakota’s Gold Dust Casino. The town has been tamed, mostly. Gold made Deadwood famous. The Wild West of 1875, in the Black Hills, when thousands of …

    Read More

  • Genesis Diamonds Talks Diamond Grading

    genesis5

    Everyone knows diamonds are a woman’s best friend. But, for most consumers, their knowledge ends there. Given the importance of diamond purchases–both emotionally and monetarily–it is important that consumers know what they are getting into before making that big purchase. One of the factors in determining the price of a diamond is its quality, which …

    Read More

  • South Korea’s Continued Control of the Takeshima Islands Raises Questions

    Diplomatic disputes between Japan and South Korea concerning the ownership of the Takeshima Islands, which have lasted for decades, continue to strain political relations and raise important questions in the court of public opinion.

     The islands, which are known by many names (Japan calls them Takeshima; South Korea calls them Dokdo), consist of two main …

    Read More

  • Enigma, Rapid City’s Flagship Restaurant

    A bronze statue of John F. Kennedy and his son grace the entrance to the Adoba Hotel. Fine dining at their Enigma Restaurant awaits. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    Rapid City, South Dakota has grown from a convenient gateway to the Black Hills and the wonders of state and national parks, including Mt. Rushmore Memorial and Crazy Horse, to a cosmopolitan city with fine museums, art galleries, local attractions and bronze sculptures of every U.S. president on street corners. There is shopping galore. Rapid …

    Read More

  • 6 Tips for Better Family Budgeting

    family-budgeting

    Is your family experiencing financial struggles or you simply want to improve your financial situation? If you take a look at what the family is bringing in each month and spending, it’s easy to see which areas could use improvement (If you’re honest with yourself here). Here are some steps you can take to budget …

    Read More

  • Chili Made With Late Harvest Tomatoes

    We had friends over and I made a Late Harvest Tomato Chili with the romas I picked.  The chili was a big hit so I thought I would share my recipe with you (photo by LivligaHome).

    It is that time of year when we can have a hard frost. This thought prompts me into action in harvesting my remaining tomatoes. It is our first year with a real live vegetable garden. This is all new to me. We have an unbelievable bounty of tomatoes. The vines are laden with heirlooms, romas …

    Read More

  • Keeping your Information Safe Online

    mobile-data-security

    Online security has become a huge problem over the years. Hackers are getting smarter and information is being leaked more often. One of the latest attacks was to the popular app Snapchat, a program in which you can send photos and videos to others without the data saving to yours or their device. Many …

    Read More

  • Dating The Dishwasher: 6 Tips to Promote a Mindfully Loving Spousal Relationship

    Loving spousal relationships require some interesting mutual efforts. Take my tips and use my example to keep your own relationships healthy and progressive

    I always enjoy when people ask how long my spouse Michael and I have been together. Upon the mere mention his name, it is reported that I begin to glow. Well, for the record, Michael and I have been together since 2007….not a very long time by many people’s standards, but just long enough to …

    Read More

  • The Ease and Versatility of Poached Chicken

    Poaching chicken is easy and will provide a number of versatile and tasty meals like the chicken walnut salad shown above (photo by LivligaHome).

    Poached meats are easy to prepare and, because their flavor is so simple, they can be used in so many different kinds of dishes. I have talked with many friends and acquaintances who have an aversion to leftovers. To them, leftovers means eating day old soggy food. But like everyone wanting to have more home …

    Read More

  • How To Avoid Going In Debt This Holiday Season

    christmas-gifts

    It happens every year. The holidays arrive and no matter how long you had to prepare, it seems that you never saw it coming. While the holidays are full of good food, decorating the home and quality time with loved ones, it also comes with a huge expense. Funding Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas parties and gifts …

    Read More

  • DDS: The Man Behind the Music

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    If you have been keeping on top of the Milwaukee music scene, you probably have had a chance to hear DDS rap. And, you probably noticed that his lyrics are incredibly powerful. That is because he is writing from his own, real life experiences. He pours himself into each word he writes, yet still …

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  • Having Fun in South Dakota, Hold Onto Your Hat

    Rapid City is called the City of Presidents. Life size bronze sculptures grace every corner. Main Street Square is a magnificent open space for concerts and water play in summer, ice skating in winter. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    Ever go to a place where you could just kick back, relax, enjoy the natural surroundings and have fun? Well South Dakota is the place for good family fun amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Folks in this vast state had ancestors that crossed the prairie in wagon trains. They knew …

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  • The “Real” Dirty Dozen: When it Pays to Buy Organic

    Organic is a must when choosing certain fruits and vegetables, which, when farmed conventionally, are known to contain the highest amount of pesticides

    At a recent wine event hosted by yours truly, which examined today’s organic wine paradigm, I discovered something I would never have predicted about our 20 participants: When asked how many of them were familiar with the “Dirty Dozen” in regard to fruits and vegetables, only 2 hands went up. My assistant Michael and …

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  • An Overview of Two Popular Diets

    There is a stigma that healthy food is tasteless and can leave you wanting more of something less healthy at the end of the meal. The trick to keeping a healthy diet is to eat things that leave you satisfied as well as that are healthy for you. Tricking yourself into this is easy when …

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  • Why Managing Stress Should be Important to You

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    Managing stress is important for your health and overall well-being. If done properly, you can see an increase in your mood, boost your immune system and promote longevity. If you don’t manage it effectively, you could be increasing your risk of illnesses ranging from a simple cold to heart disease. There are plenty of doctors …

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  • Bagels and Pizza: This Ain’t New York

    Black Hills Bagels in Rapid City has a unique sign. Where else would you find a cowboy riding a bagel. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    We ain’t in New York anymore. The trail to adventure led to South Dakota. A sprawling state with vast wilderness areas, National Parks, the Mt. Rushmore Memorial, Crazy Horse, wild bison, mustangs, prehistoric archaeological sites and gold. For all of those reasons tourists find themselves immersed in the joys and travails of travelers. Sometimes the …

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  • Testing Out A New Health Trend- Yacon Syrup

    Health Benefits of Yacon Syrup

    As a blogger about healthy lifestyle living I get the opportunity to try out new gadgets and trends. I honestly relish the chance to check out what the hype around a product is all about. And I must admit I am a pretty harsh critic in general.

    Recently there has been a lot of buzz …

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  • Operation Hump Remembered

    The magnificent Deadwood Mountain Grand Holiday Inn Resort set on a hillside at the edge of town. The Hotel, casino and event complex will be home to a November 8, 2014 dinner to honor veterans provided by local businesses. The November 8th motorcycle is on display inside the main entrance. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    Few historians chronicled battles of the Vietnam War. Like the brutal war in Korea, most politicians that made bad decisions would rather forget it ever happened. Returning veterans were scorned and so disheartened many refused to talk about their roles in combat. Time does not heal wounds of war. Combat veterans carry their scars, physical …

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  • Finding a Good CRM Solution for Small Businesses

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    Customer relationship management software, or CRM, is all the rage in business circles these days. In today’s interconnected world it is integral that businesses keep track of the relationships they have with current and future customers, but what CRM software is best for small business? There are big name vendors with all-encompassing platforms that cost …

    Read More

  • The Rise of Online Gambling and Its Future in the United States

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    For millennia, gambling has provided a rush that most other experiences can’t duplicate. In recent years, gambling has come to be associated with an experience. When you talk about casinos, you are more apt to associate them with flashing neon lights, the Vegas Strip, a cloud of swirling cigarette smoke, and a cacophony of bells …

    Read More

  • Genesis Diamonds Talks Diamond Grading

    genesis5

    Everyone knows diamonds are a woman’s best friend. But, for most consumers, their knowledge ends there. Given the importance of diamond purchases–both emotionally and monetarily–it is important that consumers know what they are getting into before making that big purchase. One of the factors in determining the price of a diamond is its quality, which …

    Read More

  • You Can Count on Me: Reliability in Business

    Reliability in your business dealings is a precious asset. Here are some valuable reliability tips to help you get ahead and avoid awkward jams and pitfalls

    Recently I challenged my readers to examine their business habits in the sphere of presentation and appearance. It was a corporate person’s first glimpse into understanding the je ne sais quoi of executive presence, and serves to highlight the type of “polish” one needs to exude in order to get ahead in the business …

    Read More

  • What’s Unique about the Executive MBA

    Many people think that an MBA is a “one size fits all” degree for the young, semi-experienced professional. However, more seasoned professionals may not benefit as much from a regular MBA degree; they may seek out a more specialized MBA degree – the Executive MBA. The Executive MBA is specifically designed for the business-person who …

    Read More

  • How Security Guard Training Will Benefit Your Business

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    Businesses both small and large have a huge number of things to think about when it comes to ensuring optimal performance, and employing a security guard or providing additional training may not be considered a priority. Security is however, an area that can make a huge difference to the image of a company, the opinions …

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  • Companies Like Cemtrex Are Making It Easy For Facilities to Be More Sustainable

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    Keeping up with the growing demands of stakeholders to function as an ecologically sustainable company is a difficult but necessary challenge for any industrial company. As the economy continues to rebound, production demands are increasing and remaining environmentally conscious becomes more crucial. New pressure from stakeholders on companies are creating the need accurately measure and …

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  • How to Become a Super Woman by Angela T. Jones

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    Today, over 90 percent of start-up companies are self funded. Self-funding, also known as bootstrapping, is advantageous because owners do not have to give up any equity or control of their business. Angela T. Jones is one of the many entrepreneurs to fund their companies this way. Jones, the founder and CEO of Super Woman …

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  • Finding a Good CRM Solution for Small Businesses

    work etc

    Customer relationship management software, or CRM, is all the rage in business circles these days. In today’s interconnected world it is integral that businesses keep track of the relationships they have with current and future customers, but what CRM software is best for small business? There are big name vendors with all-encompassing platforms that cost …

    Read More

  • Technological Advancements in the London Scaffolding Industry

    The big news is that the latest technological advancements in scaffolding have created a huge change in the industry. The big advancement is the F-Board and this innovation will affect every scaffolding company across the capital.

    The F-Board is a totally revolutionary scaffolding platform constructed from 100% recycled plastic so it is much more eco-friendly …

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  • Business Blog: How to Keep it Green in the Office

    Helping to create a more eco-friendly workplace can begin before you have even arrived at the office.  You could reduce your carbon emissions by leaving the car at home and opting for public transport.  Not only does this help the environment, but could save you money on fuel and parking.  Alternatively, it might be possible …

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  • Self-Compassion: My Word of The Year 2014

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    I’m savoring Olivia Fox Cabane’s book, The Charisma Myth. It’s like preaching to the converted. We totally see eye-to-eye on so many practices. My favorite: being present is a key to executive presence. Non-verbal communication is SO important… right down to wearing clothing to a business meal that’s comfortable— lest you send off …

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  • Can Exercise Lead To Success? The Answer Will Energize You.

    I’ve spent the last 40 years exercising. Well, not perpetually. But I’ve been vigilant about allocating a little time each day for a workout, with varying intensity. For half of those 40 years, the need to exercise stemmed from a struggle with my weight. As I zeroed in on a weight that felt permissible, I …

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  • New Licensing Arrangements for Private Investigators

    Everyone is keen to protect their privacy. That last thing that anyone wants is to be the talk of the neighbourhood. That said there are times in most people’s lives when an incident in business or a personal relationship can cause a problem. Private investigators offer an objective service; they work for clients gathering information …

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  • Canadian Businesses are Embracing the VoIP Solution

     

    Although businesses traditionally rely on landlines — and to some extent mobile phones –- to manage their communication needs, many companies are switching to a Voice over Internet Protocol solutions from expanding specialist VOIP phone companys such as Sipply.ca because the many benefits outweigh any potential disadvantages.

    VoIP technology… facilitates the transfer of voice and

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  • 6 Money Traps Small Business Owners Should Avoid

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    Starting a small business is what the American Dream is all about; however, more small businesses fail than succeed because of common traps. If you’re thinking of starting a small business or have already taken the first step, you need to be wary of these six pitfalls that destroy small businesses.…

    Failing to Create a

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  • The Changing Landscape of the Digital Media Agency

    Going back just five years, the internet landscape was quite different. Those that were looking to improve their presence on the web could focus on maybe a simplified web design and a single Facebook page, but those days are over. There are many do’s and dont’s and with recent changes, digital marketing agencies have more …

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  • The Lost Art of Loyalty

    Every working relationship in business will get tested at some point in time.  (Image Source: LMGHealthcare)

    Early on in my career I was in a management trainee program for a sales organization I worked for at the time and one of the managers truly took an interest in helping me develop.  He was the first real mentor I had.  I learned a lot about leadership and management from him.  He used …

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  • Becoming a Medical Assistant: Could You Already Have What it Takes?

    Becoming a medical assistant is frequently overlooked by many as their career choice, despite of the high demand reported by the Department of Labor. A lack of knowledge regarding the profession is more than likely the reason many aren’t choosing this path. It’s a rewarding profession that doesn’t necessarily warrant education beyond high school. You …

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  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property on the Internet

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    With so many people putting things online, it can be difficult to figure out who owns copyrights and how to protect one’s intellectual property. There are many different types of online posts, with the three main types being articles or blogs, photographs and other images, and videos. Anyone who thinks that their work has been …

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  • Starting Your Own Business: Where To Begin?

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    Starting your own business is a daunting but exhilarating task which you can undertake. Depending on your skills and interests – whether you are a talented baker looking to sell your cakes and pastries, or an aspiring web designer wanting to set up your own company – starting your own business could change your life. …

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