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Keep it simple for your clients

As Seth Godin points out in this article, a bad customer experience leave more of an impact than a good one. This came up recently as I was talking to the owners of a land acquisition and development company. Our marketing efforts have pulled in a ton of leads who want to buy investment properties…

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The coolest video lighting I’ve ever seen!

If you’ve done any work with video, you probably know that the lighting generates a lot of heat. This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. Getting a color temp of 5600K isn’t easy with home lighting and building your own fluorescent flood light is a pain…and I have a DIY…

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Keeping Up With Your Library

I’ve been playing with librarything.com for a while and it is one of the more interesting sites out there…I certainly see more value in the content that Twitter.com! After obtaining a CueCat scanner (I got one for free years ago but threw it away like everyone else) I attacked a book shelf. What’s a CueCat?…

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Study Shows Link Between Diet and Pre-Diabetic Syndrome

There are groups that wish you to believe there is no link between diabetes and diet. These groups also manufacture the processed foods and the artificial sweeteners you’re intended to consume at ever increasing rates. Other groups claim absolute knowledge of all diet and nutrition knowledge, while accepting “educational grants” from the likes of the…

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Antioxidants Protect You From The Stress Of Eating

No matter how pleasant a meal is, eating causes what’s known as oxidative stress. As we digest our food, we create sometimes harmful molecules known as free radicals. But antioxidants–healthful compounds in fruits and vegetables–can help by neutralizing the free radicals. That’s yet another good reason to eat at least some antioxidant-rich foods at every…

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New study confirms suspicions about artificial butter flavoring dangers

A new study shows that exposure to a chemical called diacetyl, a component of artificial butter flavoring, can be harmful to the nose and airways of mice. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, conducted the study because diacetyl has been implicated in causing obliterative…

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$2.00 a Gallon: The Good Old Days

I found this report on the FTC’s website, telling us how supply and demand is responsible for high gas prices. Somewhere in there, they also mention the goofball States having different gasoline mixture requirements as a factor. It’s either amusing or annoying, but here’s the Executive Summary from the document. This is the kind of…

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FTC Cautions Consumers About Tax and Rebate Scams

The Federal Trade Commission is cautioning consumers looking forward to rebate checks from the government that they may be targets of scammers out to steal their identity. The agency has issued an alert to help consumers avoid this situation. The schemes work like this: consumers get a call or an e-mail claiming to be from…

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How could Spitzer have been so stupid?

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar…so to speak. This isn’t merely an issue of ethics or morals. A governor is part of the executive branch of government and is charged with the responsibility of executing the laws as they stand. Having been caught, not just once…

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