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Online Shopping Safety 101

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Online shopping is common practice these days. Twenty years ago, the idea of purchasing something online and having it shipped directly to your door via UPS or FedEx might have been a novelty, but in 2015, it’s harder to find someone who hasn’t done some amount of online shopping than it is to find people who have. In fact, Black …

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Speed Dating – Ford Style


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 young lady. Watch this video and see just how deceiving looks can be. Oh and major recognition to to this cool new Ford Mustang GT. I’m really loving what Ford is …

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


I saw this post in my Twitter feed. It came through Guy Kawasaki’s AllTop feed. How to increase your home’s value for $5000 or less [infographic] http://t.co/foPNiGiIvs pic.twitter.com/Hpxxm1aAlQ— Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) February 4, 2015 What caught my attention was the title, “24 Real Estate Experts Share Secrets On Boosting Home Values On A Budget”, since my wife and I are …

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2014 – Year in Review


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 the remainder of the year (YOU can contribute and add your stories to this list as well).

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Climate Change Can Be Stopped [Infographic]


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 temperature increase across the world, which is going to have major impacts everywhere. For starters, the ocean levels across the …

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5 Notable MPAs You Never Knew Were Right Under Your Nose


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 invigorate their careers and expand their personal potential. 1. Ban Ki-moon Image via Wikimedia Commons by Shiro524 Ban Ki-moon began …

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Domestic Violence By The Numbers


Why do victims of domestic abuse stay with their abusers?  This has been a hot topic in the news lately.  But what we have really learned is that asking why a victim stays is the wrong question.  Rather, we should be asking why an abuser abuses, placing the blame where it belongs. There are some common warning signs that domestic …

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Scars That Last a Lifetime: Comfort Women

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If you haven’t heard about comfort women, then you should continue reading because this will leave you appalled and informed at the extent governments will go to please their allies in war. This was prevalent across Asia and you will find out who the comfort women were, what they did, who they were, and where they are now. What Were …

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Comparing Gun Laws Around the World


Throughout the U.S., the topic of gun laws is considered a hot one. There are some people who choose to own firearms and some that don’t. The trouble is that some who choose to do so believe those that don’t would like to take away their Second amendment rights. While U.S. gun laws are widely considered to be liberal, it’s …

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Boston’s Top Movers And Shakers [Infographic]


Boston is really making a name for itself these days in the business world, and that is thanks to a number of factors.  For starters, the talent pool in Boston is strong and full of influential and intelligent people.  Chris Brogan, Joichi Ito, David Meerman Scott, Erik Qualman, and Clayton Christensen are just the top five of the biggest and …

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Where To Buy Your Next Home

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If you’re in the market to buy a home, you will want to check out this list of the fifteen best cities to buy a home.  The Great Recession did a number on our housing market, but things are slowly making a comeback.  The experts at Shea Homes have compiled a list of the top places you should be looking …

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Your Rights As A Renter


As we all know, renters face background and credit checks sight unseen by strangers that may or may not have credibility themselves. A group of Chicago real estate professionals seeks to change that and so they started the national apartment review site DoNotRent.com. DoNotRent.com helps renters simplify the process of picking a place to reside by allowing them to look …

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