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Is the Rise in E-cigarette Use by Teens a Positive Thing?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.21.2015 | Weird News
Lee Traupel

In this brave new world of everything technology enabled we now have electronic devices that deliver a nicotine laced fluid, which as/when vaporized...

Reputation Managment is a Necessity for on the Go Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Today, savvy brands embrace online reputation management or risk losing revenue and brand cachet. Many marketing execs and small business owners ...

Boomer Lifestyle Tools and Products for the Post Woodstock Generation

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Lee Traupel

Woodstock it was a mess and don't let anyone tell you different. It was hot, cold, dirty, muddy, and smelly and most of the time you couldn't even hear the music. But, epic nevertheless.

The Pot Baron of Reality Television

Vicky Collins | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment
Vicky Collins

After wrapping up that marijuana infused marathon, executive producer Gary Cohen says he's hooked.

The Radical Politics of Mister Rogers: 10 Fascinating Facts

Michael G. Long | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Michael G. Long

Fred Rogers was a gentle soul who liked us just as we are. But if we place him in historical context, we can see that he was also politically progressive and fiercely dedicated to sharing his values of radical nonviolence and justice.

Why Mobile Apps are the New Coin of the Realm for Busy Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Lee Traupel

Mobile phone saturation has arrived, regardless of the county, culture or demographics. They are embedded in our lives and an integral part of any marketer's digital reach and strategy.

A Mom's Guide To 'Game of Thrones'

Tarja Parssinen | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Tarja Parssinen

"Game of Thrones" mirrors my own life in so many ways. I go to my bootcamp class ("Game of Moans"), then hit Starbucks ("Game of Scones") and make a quick stop at the bank ("Game of Loans"). I

I Swear...

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.13.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How the Cloud Is Reshaping Business Communications

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Big enterprise level companies discovered the "cloud" five to seven years ago for lowering costs, reducing head count and enabling virtual teams to work together more cohesively in and outside the company.

The Crucial Message That's Missing From So Much Children's Media

Elizabeth Howley | Posted 04.10.2015 | Women
Elizabeth Howley

The highest grossing animated movie of all time does something that other areas of pop culture find hard to do: it shows true consent.

Modern Tools and Vendors Reshaping the Canadian Citizenship Process

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Canada has for centuries been known as a county that believes in and supports immigration as a contributor to the core DNA of the country! Each ye...

Transformative Trends Reshaping the Insurance Industry

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

The insurance industry is moving into a digital era, with analytics, mobile, the social cloud and privacy issues moving front and center in terms of how they engage with "mobile in hand consumers."

12 Great Relationships That Never Happened

Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment

Remember the time that C.J. and Toby finally realized they were madly in love and began a romantic relationship that went down in favorite-TV-couples ...

Lip Sync Battle and How the Internet Is Changing Television

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 04.08.2015 | TV
Daniel Etcovitch

With Lip Sync Battle having just premiered on Spike, we have a key new data point in analyzing the morphing relationship between Internet video and te...

The MovieFilm Podcast: Fast Talk About Furious 7

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For this week's show we unpack the number one movie in the country, Furious 7! In addition listen to Zaki's interview with writer-director Alex Garland about his cerebral sci-fi thriller Ex Machina.

A Pebble in the Road to Change

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

One of the great truths in life is that the tiniest of things can sometimes spark the greatest change. In my case the tiniest of things was not an actual thing, but a small little girl named Katie.

The Tech Assault on Traditional Real Estate Is Gaining Minimal Traction With Consumers and Related Fees

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.05.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

During the last 10 plus years the Internet has permeated the bedrock of the U.S. economy. And, the smartphone is accelerating the digital economy in ways that are hard to predict.

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Dr. Darnell Hunt on Diversity in Hollywood

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

In this clip, Dr. Darnell Hunt, the director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, explains why more people of color are needed in Hollywood's executive suites.

How To Calculate Mad Men's Company Worth vs. Modern Day Silicon Valley Liquidity

Quora | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

If you pay enough attention to little details from various episodes, you can figure out the cap table for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

Ultra HD 4K TVs: How Do They Impact the Consumers And Your Business?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.02.2015 | Technology
Jonha Revesencio

Ultra HD 4K TVs have been a rising trend for the past two years, but reviews from experts and consumers have been mixed regarding this new technology.

The Truth Is I Am Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Cathy Chester | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Cathy Chester

March was MS Awareness Month and although March is over I believe it's vitally important to continue the discussion of what it's like to live with a disability or illness. Raising awareness and educating others can lead to better emotional health and, hopefully, produce more tolerance and compassion for one another.

Sofa Time Disrupts Sleep Time: Can an Apple Watch Help?

Rakesh Bhattacharjee | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Rakesh Bhattacharjee

Excessive sitting time reduces physical activity, promoting cardiovascular disease, and excessive sitting also disturbs sleep, which itself promotes cardiovascular disease. Therefore the detrimental effects of inactivity are compounded.

Cultivating Brand Romance in Today's Always-on, Distracted World

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.01.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

All start-ups and brands in need have the same marketing challenge. Cost-effectively finding, keeping and motivating customers to support your business, in a world where distraction rules and attention spans are just seconds.

A Conversation About Hollywood and Diversity: Why It Matters

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 03.31.2015 | Media
Patricia Leavy, PhD

We have come together to have a conversation about racism and the media industry. As scholars, we are concerned about systemic biases in Hollywood and how they influence people's ideas and behaviors in the real world, in ways that people may be unaware of.

What Was it Like to be a Guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show?

Quora | Posted 03.31.2015 | Good News
Quora

Being on Oprah was like entering Fort Knox yet with a slight twist of being questioned by the FBI. Oprah herself was lovely, brilliant and much shorter than I expected. She was very pleasant and engaging although the interaction was brief.