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

Barry Bassis
Barry Bassis

Barry Bassis

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

Miles Young
Miles Young

Miles Young

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

Jake Crosby
Jake Crosby

Jake Crosby

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

Chris Grasso
Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

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

June Rousso
June Rousso

June Rousso

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

Adam Torkildson
Adam Torkildson

Adam Torkildson

Business

I am a business owner, and have been involved in startups and large companies at many different levels. Which I love to write about... 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

Amber Stanley
Amber Stanley

Amber Stanley

Business

She is a blogger and copywriter who works for a writing service. She shares her perspectives on education, social media, creative writing, and careers. .. 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

Jane Gray
Jane Gray

Jane Gray

World

Jane Gray writes about people who live in between cultures... view profile

Parm Parmar
Parm Parmar

Parm Parmar

Travel

Parm Parmar is a freelance travel and food writer based in Toronto. Connect with her on twitter @parmiep, or via her blog Planet Blue Adventure... view profile

Cathy Hobbs
Cathy Hobbs

Cathy Hobbs

Life

As a nationally known interior design, real estate styling and home staging expert, Cathy Hobbs shares tips and insight relating to all aspects of the home... view profile






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    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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    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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    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

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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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  • 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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  • The 5 Most Common Home Staging Mistakes

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    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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  • Classy Ways to Create a Bar Area in Your Home

    No matter what size your home, you can still make room for entertaining.

    The secret to entertaining in a small area is to look for furniture and accessories that are small, compact, and portable. By using portable accessories like bar carts and portable beverage tubs you’ll be able to make the most of your space, …

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  • E-Cigarettes Blaze a Trail for Nicotine Replacement Products

    Nicotine replacement therapy sales have fallen for the first time since 2008. The end to their four years of consistent annual growth coincides with a boost in popularity for controversial vaping devices.

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  • From Latvia, Style Savvy Vineta Abele Shows Off Shop

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  • Have Coworking Spaces Risen From The Ashes Of The Old School Office?

    According to a recent Deloitte Real Estate survey 5 million square foot of central London is taken up by serviced offices. This is a 67% increase on the last decade and a fascinating insight into how new coworking spaces have been opening frequently throughout the city.

    The startup market is booming and with it the …

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  • Emoji Translation Machines Could Be A Real Thing

    …Or at least it would have been if this Kickstarter campaign had raised its target amount.

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  • Response, Not Reaction: Overseeing The Conversion of Fear to Trust

    Response, Not Reaction: Overseeing The Conversion of Fear to Trust

    The Old Outlook: You can prepare, and prepare, and prepare, and then hopefully mitigate problems as they occur.

    The New Outlook: You can prepare, but you have the wisdom and the life experience to respond, not react, when problems occur.

    The road that takes us from the old outlook to the new is what I …

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  • Taking on a New Sport: Kayaking

    Taking on a New Sport: Kayaking

    My husband and I just celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary. Keeping active, enjoying the outdoors and exploring something new have remained important objectives of our lives. We are fortunate to live in a state where just about everybody else shares the same objectives.

    We have many friends who love to kayak. Every time we heard …

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  • Take Inspiration From Your Favorite Park for Home Design

    When you think of your favorite park, you probably have images of a beautiful summer’s day.

    For many, the park is an ideal summertime happy spot –a place to relax, unwind, and spend time with the family.

    If you’re looking for a design style that involves the great outdoors, summertime, and lazy days spent in …

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  • What Are the Best Pictures and Art For Home Staging?

    Choosing art for staging is different from choosing art for your own enjoyment.

    When we buy art, it’s usually because we like the picture or we find it inspirational. Sometimes it’s because it reminds us of a special place. The piece speaks to us, and means something.

    When choosing décor for staging though, different rules …

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  • Steps to Prevent The Onset of Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes affects many more people than you think. In the United Kingdom alone, diabetes leads to over 20 thousand early deaths and this doesn’t even include some of the very serious side effects such as kidney failure and in some cases, amputation. What’s even worse is that the number of people being diagnosed with type …

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  • How to Choose Rugs for Your Living Room

    The right rug can pull an entire room together, complementing the décor and design and giving it that polished and put together look.

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  • Friday Favorites: Bringing Chicago City Style to Your Apartment

    Chicago is more than just “The best place to get pizza.” Rich in history and steeped in culture, Chicago has plenty to offer.

    As the third most populous city in the United States, it’s no secret that there’s plenty happening there. Chicago is an international hub, with one of the busiest airports in the world. …

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