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Are Those TripAdvisor Reviews Reliable?

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

Some reviewers feel entitled and use the reviews to extract or obtain freebies from the hotels. Commenters who have a low number of reviews or a pattern of posting numerous harsh or auspicious reviews are dubious.

Bad Book Reviews: One Author's Reaction

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

It is a truth widely known fact that if you're fortunate enough to have written and published a book and lucky enough to have people talk about it, comments will run the gamut from good to bad, with many shades of mediocre in between.

Should Employees Review Their Bosses?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Asking your employees for a review is an amazing opportunity for you to grow as a leader and manager. Just keep an open mind, write down any feedback, and be willing to change.

Theater Review: Stoppard's The Real Thing From Roundabout Theater

Dina Mikhails | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts
Dina Mikhails

We have a lot of fun watching these couples flirt, banter and reconcile, yet there's an absence of true emotion that left me feeling lighter than I should have in a play about jealousy, knowledge and the preservation of one's self in a marriage.

4 Best Budget Leaf Blowers for Fall

Max Levitte | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Max Levitte

Although a rake may be the cheapest tool for the job, the time-consuming and back-straining work drives some homeowners toward a more powerful alternative.

Unfortunately, Reviews on Yelp Cannot Be Relied Upon for Vetting Purposes

Mark Baer | Posted 11.27.2014 | Business
Mark Baer

I would be highly suspect in relying upon Yelp reviews in the future. I wish this were not true because it just makes it that much more difficult and confusing for customers to locate "real evidence" that is so essential to properly vet products and services.

The Bad Review (Of My Own Book) That Made Me Laugh

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.10.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

This nimrod didn't compare my adult thriller to any other book in my Nick Hoffman mystery series, but wholly inappropriately compared it to a children's self-help book. And reached a conclusion 100% at odds with what actually happens in the novel and what it means.

Beautiful Dystopia: A New Novel Reveals the Light Amid Russia's Darkness

Andrew D. Kaufman | Posted 10.12.2014 | Books
Andrew D. Kaufman

Every character in this book is a dreamer of one sort or another.

Review: NudeAudio Super-M and aiia SSSSSpeaker

Jonathan Handel | Posted 12.08.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Two new Bluetooth speakers offer a great reason to jet on over to Amazon and Kickstarter. The NudeAudio Super-M (now on Amazon) offers...

Zaki's Review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.02.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

You can pinpoint the exact moment in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy that actor Chris Pratt, best known until now as an affable supporting player in...

Rising Star of Rap: Meet Logic

Steve Harmon | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Harmon

Recently I got introduced to a new hip hop artist, a rapper known as Logic. And I said this sounds fresh. Far from the braggadacio and my penis is bigger than your penis style often found in rap, Logic takes a different path based on his background.

Who Is Reviewer #1,407?

Ishani Banerji, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Science
Ishani Banerji, Ph.D.

Why would someone bother reviewing a product or service that has been reviewed 3,795 times already, given that writing a review takes time and effort? Many websites will insist that the review be a certain number of words, in addition to asking the customer to provide a rating. So why put in all that time and effort when other people have already done so?

Must-see Movie: Cyber-Seniors

The GypsyNesters | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Walking into the theater at the Movies for Grownups Film Festival, I expected Cyber-Seniors to be a dry, informative info-nugget on how the Internet could enhance the lives of the older set. I couldn't have been more wrong.

'If A Bride Sees This In A Contract, She Should Go Running For The Hills'

The Knot | Posted 05.16.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

Photo: Nakai Photography/The Knot By Lisa Freedman for Some wedding professionals are adding fine print to their contracts forbidd...

Can Book Reviews Hurt Book Sales?

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.05.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

Have you ever gotten a string of bad reviews for a book and wondered if suddenly the world had turned a cold shoulder to your writing career? A few ...

The 'New Yorker' Doesn't Like 'True Detective,' But I Do

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Reviews don't matter. In the end, the people who agree with you will feel vindicated and the people who don't will be defensive. No minds will be changed. So what the hell?

You're More Likely to Read Reviews for Restaurants Than for Banks

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.21.2014 | Money

The wealth of crowdsourced, peer advice allows us to make an informed decision when we decide how to spend our money. But, why don't we practice this ritual when picking a bank, a credit card or any other financial product?

Not All Glitz and Glam: The Movies That Moved Me in 2013

Antonia Cereijido | Posted 03.02.2014 | College
Antonia Cereijido

All the films I've mentioned deal with the idea of projection. The characters ask themselves: What kind of image am I projecting? How do people see me?

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Video Activists: 6 Great Digital Cameras on a Budget

Witness | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact


The Culture Code

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

The Culture Code helps us understand the different meanings people unconsciously assign to things. Our different cultures and customs lead us to process the same information differently. This is why the world has an infinite number of cultural codes.

KnowRoaming Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Do you travel overseas? If so, you know the dreadful dilemma you probably face: stay in touch using your existing cell phone and come back home t...

Kwikset Kevo Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Surprise - your door lock just learned Bluetooth! Or, at least, it did if it's the Kwikset Kevo (satin nickel, Venetian bronze, polished brass) -...

Galaxy S4 Missing Manual Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 12.27.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

The book Galaxy S4: The Missing Manual is value-priced and, at almost 500 pages, seemingly encyclopedic. It's a good, well-written reference for ...

Divoom Bluetune Bean Review (Bluetooth Speaker)

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Small speaker, short review. The Divoom Bluetune Bean (various colors) is a bargain-priced unit that still manages to appeal. It's a palm-sized u...

NudeAudio Move M Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 12.26.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Separated at birth? Yes, the NudeAudio Move M Bluetooth speaker (gray/mint) and Avon soap on a rope look almost identical, and they're both more fu...