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Five Essential Travel Tips For Small Business Owners

Maura Nevel Thomas | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Maura Nevel Thomas

If you're a small business owner, there's not really the option of closing the office when traveling on business. Here are the tools and strategies I've found that keep me calm, comfortable and productive when I'm away from my home base.

Technology Gives me a Headache

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I miss my Underwood typewriter. The only time I worried about it crashing was when it sat too close to the edge of my desk.

Stressed or Blessed? 60 Seconds or Less Can Be the Dealbreaker

Millie Grenough | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

You know how it goes. Something hits you wrong and you fly off the handle. Just like that. Yesterday morning I was absorbed in to-do details yakkin...

The Absolute Worst Day Of The Week To Have A Medical Emergency

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I had a serious bronchial infection that found me sitting in the Emergency Room for a total of -- I am NOT exaggerating -- 10 hours; seven in the waiting room and three in the actual Emergency Room. The reason we were made to wait the first seven hours was because none of my limbs were ripped off.

3 Ways To Work Less And Enjoy Life More This Summer

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Even if you can't head home at noon every day, how much more fun would you have with a few extra hours per week? This isn't shooting for the moon, people -- it's very, very possible, and quite simple. If you were more efficient at the office, you'd have more time to enjoy the season.

Questions I Would Ask

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

As the school year ends for all levels of education, I want to put forward one final quiz especially for our high school and college students to answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, just move quickly to the next one.

Freedom From Unauthorized Intrusion

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.

How Far Will You Go to Protect Your Emails?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

How far will you go to protect your emails? As individuals we can't really answer that question. That's because we're at the whim of our email provide...

What Goes Around Comes Around

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.14.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Last Saturday as I came out of a restaurant and was walking to my car, another man was walking toward the restaurant on the same sidewalk. As we met,...

The Productivity Wars: Beating Distraction

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Dr Monique Y. Wells

Distractions are the nemesis of focus, and focus is what we need to consistently and effectively complete tasks and projects so that we can achieve our goals.

You're Never too Old for Love

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.15.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

We met online. He was from West Virginia; I'm from New Jersey. He was looking for Happily Ever After. I was looking for something to do Saturday nights.

How to Save the U.S. Postal Service

Spencer Green | Posted 11.06.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Put hallucinogens in stamp adhesives to make sending mail fun again.

Nothing Like a Little Spam to Remind You How Loved You Are

Samara O'Shea | Posted 10.25.2011 | Technology
Samara O'Shea

Dear Hackers: What did you get from assaulting my e-mail account? Nothing. No one fell for your foolish ploy. What did I get? I got an amusing day catching up with friends and the therapeutic opportunity to clean up my contacts.

The Digital Childhood

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Twenty three percent of children have had their pre-birth scans uploaded to the internet by their parents and seven percent of babies have had an email address created for them by their parents.

Traffic Jam

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Dear Mom, increase your size with Valtrex -- free trial offer. Subject: Trip home [Free miles when you sign up for our low-rate rewards card -- click today to increase your earnings!] next week.

Are You an Internet Terrorist?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

I recently received two frightening politically inspired e-mails from friends, intended to sway the votes in this midterm election. The information was pure propaganda used to instill fear and manipulate voters.

Download Your Life

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Claire Gordon

Given Facebook's confusing privacy settings, "Download Your Information" seems like an apology to users. But it's not a particularly good one. It's as if FB made us chug beers until we puked on ourselves, but then handed us an Altoid.

T-Mobile myTouch Delivers High-Definition Video Over HSPA+

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Magenta continues to forge ahead in the mobile market. Today the company announced the new myTouch smartphone and the continued expansion of its next ...

E-mails and Pinholes

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

When did it become carte blanche to narcissistically flood an acquaintance with e-mail detailing grossly disappointing, intimate personal episodes? Is it a form of "virtual therapy"?

Ten Rules for Improved Response to E-Mails and Invitations

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

Are your e-mails being ignored and phones calls not returned? Are you inviting clients to your events, parties and presentations and not receiving the simple courtesy of a response?

Words of Advice to Young People: The Case of Stephanie Grace

Khanh Ho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Khanh Ho

Let's face it. We just don't have enough female high profile racists in this world. Frankly, I don't want to look at a fat, bald, chubby Glenn Beck or a prescription-pill-popping Rush Limbaugh.

What To Do with My Social Media Accounts in the Event of my Untimely Death

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

There are plenty of people I'm friends with only through social networking. They need to know that I've died, too. I'd hate to have them think I defriended them.

Get Gmail. Now. Or else.

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

During the course of the last year or so, I have detected a trend in corporate life that bears momentary scrutiny, then universal action by anybody wh...

iPad is All the Rage

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

While some critics have had mixed feelings, Apple has sold more iPad's this weekend than it did when the iPhone debuted and took 74 days to hit a million in sales.

Health Care Reform: The Big Losers

Rob Kutner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rob Kutner

In order to stay within budgetary parameters, many of the key provisions in the Act don't take effect until 2014 -- a full two years after the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world as we know it.