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#KillTheKCup 0

I must rethink my coffee consumption. Convenience vs environmental sustainability… The guy who invented the K-Cup, John Sylvan, doesn’t even

Tips You Can Do Every Morning to Improve Your Day 0

Let’s face it, most of us are not morning people. Heck, some of us aren’t afternoon or evening people either!

Can Americans Travel To Cuba? [Infographic] 0

Many American jet-setters and baby-boomers who have had their sights set on a vacation, time warp back to the ‘50s,

Proper Dental Hygiene For Your Kids [Infographic] 0

Becoming a parent is a constant learning process.  No one will fault you for not knowing everything right out of

Hands On: Jabra Sport Pulse – AWESOME 0

I’ve been using the Jabra Sport Pulse for a couple months now.  These headphones are moderately expensive (at $199) but

How to Download free Music on PC, Mac and iPhone 0

Where do you get new music? Buy on iTunes or Amazon? Although their media libraries are huge, they lack some

Jodeci – “Every Moment” [video] 0

Jodeci is BACK! It’s been 20 years since K-Ci, DeVante, JoJo and Mr. Dalvin have released a new album, but

Marshawn Lynch ” Family First” 0

The week we find out that Marshawn submitted paperwork to trademark his “I’m just here so I don’t get fined”

First Look: YouTube Kids 1

Just in – YouTube has released YouTube Kids and we’ve taken a quick first look at what you can find

Online Shopping Safety 101 0

Online shopping is common practice these days. Twenty years ago, the idea of purchasing something online and having it shipped

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iRig Mic Field at CES 2015 1

We spent a some quality time with our friends at IK Multimedia at CES this year  – One of the products we focused on was the iRig Mic field.  This

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Go To McDonald’s – Pay With Lovin’ 1

Maybe I’m extra sentimental right now because my oldest child, my daughter, turns 13 tomorrow. That’s pulling at my heart strings a bit, but this right here has me as well. February 2nd through 14th, 2015 McDonald’s will be randomly

Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski Play “Mortal Kombat X” With Conan O’Brien 0

Nothing like a little “pre SuperBowl” competition. We’ve all seen Gronk cut up in the past, but it’s great to see this side of Marshawn. For those gamers out there, Mortal Kombat X will be available on 4.14.2015. You can

Gambling Addictions And The Psychology Of Gambling [Infographic] 0

Gambling can be a lot of fun, but as with all things fun you have to be mindful and practice moderation.  The United States leads the world in many things, including the number of casinos.  We clock in at around

Tesla P85D – “Insane Mode” 0

THIS video from DragTimes founder Brooks shows exactly why I need a Tesla P85D as my next car! Keep up with all the cool articles and videos from DragTimes on their website, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Enter if You Dare. The Danger of Fake Reviews 0

Online reviews can potentially help consumers choose businesses with excellent products and customer service. Unfortunately, it has become difficult for people to trust the reviews they read online. By learning more about fake reviews, you can spot them and take

Live with Eric: Interview with Brooke Anne Smith 0

I have to say that out of all the interviews that I have done, my interview with Brooke Anne Smith was the most enjoyable. Brooke was not only physically beautiful she had the personality to match. This petite young woman

5 Must Haves for Your Christmas Party 0

Aside for being the season of giving, ‘tis also the season for Christmas parties. Whether it’s the annual office shindig, family gathering or White Elephant gift exchange with the gang, one thing is for sure – spirit and cheer is

Holiday Photo Lover Shopping Guide : Top 5 DSLR Flash Units

Even on good DSLRs, popup flash units are inadequate. Professional DSLRs do not have them at all. Mid to pro level cameras have large ISO ranges that produce little noise to compensate for low light levels, but there are many

Your Kids Might Have a Self-Driving Car 0

While there’s no timeline on a flying car, a self-driving car is certainly in your kids’ future. At least, that’s the direction that many automakers and a few other manufacturers are headed. How soon will these autonomous cars show up

Future of the Music Industry 0

The music industry is a fickle one; just as patterns begin to emerge in consumer habits and industry standards, old ways of doing things give way to new approaches. After a decade of ever increasing sales of digital downloads, the

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Health + Fitness

Addressing Addiction in America [Infographic] 0

The CDC has declared prescription drug abuse an epidemic in our country. In 2011, the United States had 5% of the world’s population, but was consuming 75% of the world’s

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How I came around to the Apple Watch 2

When I was younger, say around 1996 to 2001, I used to wear a watch all the time. However, as time went along I stopped wearing a watch. I had a cell phone, so there was no need to wear

What type of food you should go for healthy bones 0

Well, first of all, you need to keep in mind the two major nutrients for building healthy bones – vitamin D and calcium. While calcium strengthens your teeth structure and bones, vitamin D helps in better absorption of calcium and

Unhealthy food: Makes skin dry and rough 2

Skin is an important part of the body and needs proper care to maintain its right composition and texture. ‘Beauty comes from inside‘is an age old saying and is relevant in modern world too. Ideal skin care is the first

Women Can Be Bodybuilders, Too 0

If you walk into the gym, you might notice the men and the women doing completely different kinds of exercises.  Still in this day and age there is a stigma associated with women who are strong, so women avoid lifting

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How To Know Whether You Should Rent Or Buy [Infographic] 0

There are a lot of considerations to make when you are looking for a new place to live.  What neighborhood

24 Real Estate Experts Share Secrets On Boosting Home Values On A Budget 2

I saw this post in my Twitter feed. It came through Guy Kawasaki’s AllTop feed. How to increase your home’s

How Important Is College? [Infographic] 0

If there was something you could do that would measurably change your entire life, wouldn’t you do it?  A college

The Mystery of the Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 0

The mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has continued to haunt searchers – an international contingent of experienced rescuers and

Winterize To Save Money [Infographic] 0

If you want to stay warm in your home this winter, there are some basic steps you will need to

Radon Facts And Figures [Infographic] 0

There could be something in your home right now that is the second leading cause of lung cancer, yet you

Learning The History Of The Fireplace [Infographic] 1

People have been burning things to keep warm in the winter since the discovery of fire.  You may think there

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Why The Dominican Republic is a Must-See Destination 0

As sub-zero temperatures blanket most of the United States many people find themselves dreaming of their next vacation. While there is no shortage of beaches to visit, those who want

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JetBlue Provides Passengers some #FlightEtiquette 0

I travel alot – Sitting in planes with 200 people coughing, sneezing, crying, and using their mobile devices when they’re NOT SUPPOSED TO, can get incredibly annoying. But, it’s a price you pay for the convenience of air travel right?

My 5 Favorite Hikes in Shenandoah National Park 0

Shenandoah National Park shields part of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and is located in the north central area of Virginia. The park itself totals more than 199,000 acres overall and approximately 40 percent of it is considered wilderness and

The Best Parks in the USA 0

When compiling a bucket list or just a list for a memorable vacation, there are at least five must-see parks in the United States. Thanks largely to the National Parks Service that was organized in 1916 under President Woodrow Wilson,

7 Reasons Why You Need To Travel to Australia 0

Without a doubt, there are thousands of reasons to visit Australia – narrowing the list down to six presents the challenge. However, the following reasons are some of the best, from experiencing the natural beauty to shopping in some of

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Music + Movies + TV

Hey Mr. DJ [video] 0

Look – back in the day, I was pretty smooth on the Technics turntables, but I wasn’t this smooth (or cute). Check out this video of a young kid from

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Straight Outta Compton 0

Coming to a theater near you this Summer. August 14, 2015 to be exact. I don’t even think Arabian Prince, DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube and MC Ren would have imagined back in the late 80s that their

Avengers: Age of Ultron [trailer] 1

In theaters May 1st! Follow Marvel on Twitter and Facebook

Michael Jackson + Dubstep 0

It’s amazing what the human body can do. As someone who used to spend a lot of time in dance, and as a huge fan of Michael (still) – I really liked this sequence. Source | YouTube

DJ Earworm – #USPOP14 0

Excerpt via Billboard Every year since 2007, DJ Earworm has taken the calendar year’s 25 biggest pop songs and combined them into an incredibly popular, joyfully constructed mash-up, perennially dubbed the “United State of Pop.” Earworm has been analyzing the

The Flash vs. Arrow Trailer 0

Let’s set the scene for those millions of you that are fans of these 2 shows (and you can count me and my family in those numbers)… Barry (Grant Gustin) is thrilled when Oliver (guest star Stephen Amell), Felicity (guest

M-pending Marvel Movies – get your calendars out 0

In case you were under a rock for the last couple weeks (like me), I’m bringing you the recently shared calendar for the Marvel movie franchise(s) – Phase 3! May 1, 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron (but you already

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Live with Eric: Superbowl XLIX BAD Play Call Questions 0

First of all please do not think that I am in any way being a sore loser or a whining brat due to the fact that neither one of the

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Marshawn Lynch Interview – “Yeah” 1

This is THE greatest interview EVER!

The Importance of Balance in Sports 0

Balance in sports is tantamount to the core. Without it, you wouldn’t have much in the way of agility or precision, not to mention you’d look pretty funny attempting that back flip or that touchdown catch. You can improve everything


Now batting for the New York Yankees, #2 Derek Jeter… Nice ad Nike!

6 Best Apps For Keeping Up With The 2014 MLB Season 0

Baseball season is just about halfway through. Before your next weekly trip down to the ballpark though, you’ll need some basics: a team jersey, your baseball glove, and the right apps for your smartphone or tablet. Whether you’ve got your

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Fun Recipes to Make This Fall 0

Fall brings with it beautiful colors and a noticeable nip in the air that is famous for giving us sudden

How to Host a Super Bowl Party 1

Super Bowl XLVIII is almost here! Are you gearing up to throw a crazy party? A stellar soiree requires serious

Top 4 Jobs for Foodies 0

Are you a foodie who is looking for the perfect job? It may be surprising, but there are a number

Foods You Should Include in Your Diet 0

It is easy to create your grocery-shopping list, or pick your menu selections by the food you most enjoy, or

Everything You Need to Know about the Industrial Coffee Grinding Process 0

During the industrial coffee grinding process—also known as milling—coffee beans are processed into smaller particles to make the brewing process

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App Review – Mean Girls game 0

This week we took a look at the Mean Girls iOS game (by So Much Drama Studios) – it’s tower defense with a Mean Girls theme layered over the top. 

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Facebook Chat Enhancements 0

Since half the world seemed to freak out over Facebook being unavailable for 30 minutes earlier this week, I figured any news about the platform would be something people would read… All joking aside, this is a cool functionality update.

Why Your Password Is The Next To Get Hacked [Infographic] 0

The first computer password was created at MIT in 1961, and ever since then they have been taking up our time and brain power.  Even today in the age of constant security breaches passwords such as password and 123456 are

Fun With Google Chrome 0

Google is full of surprises. Easter eggs abound within their search engine, OS and yes their browser. I’m certain many of you diehard engineers out there know this already, but I don’t always write for you… This is for the

No high-tech high five, this robot uses a beanbag for a hand 0

The futuristic models of robots developed by the scientists and robo-experts will be in the direction of making our life easier. Helping Hand It will make robots a part of each household. Therefore, the interaction of humans and robots are

PressNomics – The Economics of WordPress Conference 0

We are thrilled and honored that HicksNewMedia continues to serve as the curator of the official PressNomics Social Stream.

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Speed Dating – Ford Style 0

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Ford has whipped up a great practical joke for some unsuspecting guys who think they’re on a blind date with a lovely, seemingly shy

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2014 – Year in Review 0

These are the stories that tugged at our collective souls this past year. From politics, society, sports, entertainment, and technology – there was a lot going on. Our team is going to continue to evolve and curate this list throughout

Climate Change Can Be Stopped [Infographic] 0

Climate change is real and it’s happening now.  We have the power to stop it, but we may not be able to reverse the damage we’ve already caused.  Scientists say we’re already locked in to a 1.5 degree celsius average

5 Notable MPAs You Never Knew Were Right Under Your Nose 0

Being a Master in Public Administration (MPA) may not sound glamorous, but many of today’s high-profile public figures are just that.  Whether they’re politicians, policy-makers, or just interested in public service, these five people have used an MPA degree to

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Declutter First, Spring Clean Later [Infographic] 0

If you’ve ever walked into a room in your home and felt overwhelmed by what you saw, chances are it’s

The Science Of Corporal Punishment [Infographic] 0

Spanking is a pretty controversial topic.  The vast majority of parents believe it’s ok to spank kids in some situations.

7 Time Management Tips for Students 0

As a college student, everything is about time. How much time do you have left in school? How much time

Why You Should Look Into Antique Furniture 0

The most important thing to remember when shopping for antique furnishings is the condition of the piece versus the price.

Financing the Purchase of Your First Family Vehicle 0

Aside from mortgages, auto loans are the biggest financial obligation many people ever take on. That’s why it’s important to

Cheerios Knows – “Being A Dad Is Awesome” #HowToDad 2

Dads we finally get some positive acknowledgement in marketing. The folks at Cheerios have put together a great campaign that

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