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Overwhelmed With Holiday Shopping? Take a Break.

December 8, 2010
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As the holidays draw ever closer, the pressure is on to hurry up and get so many things done. Buying gifts, making vacation arrangements, requesting time off from work, attending holiday plays or concerts at their children’s school, making cookies, planning special dinners, planning holiday family gatherings, buying the Christmas tree, putting up the lights, […]

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7 Reasons to Encourage Your Child to Watch — and Read — Naruto

December 6, 2010
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For anyone not familiar with the franchise, Naruto is the name of the main character and the title of a Manga (Japanese comic novel) and animated television series in Japan. The story and illustrations are both done by Masashi Kishimoto, who’s Naruto mangawas first published in 1999 by Shonen Jump magazine. Naruto is a long-running […]

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Are Sales Higher on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

November 23, 2010

The phrase “Cyber Monday” was created by Shop.org–a part of the United States trade association National Retail Federation–in 2005.   According to research, 77% of online retailers reported much higher sales on the Monday following Black Friday in 2004. Why were sales higher on this day? Lots of people had just come off a holiday weekend, […]

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Megamind Movie Review

November 21, 2010
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What happens in the movie Megamind The film starts out by showing us two young babies hurtling toward Earth from a far-off planet: one, a fair complexioned with great hair (which was pretty amazing, considering his age)–the other, a blue complexioned infant. The babies glimpse each other briefly through their spaceship portals as they whiz […]

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How to Make Thanksgiving a Family Event — Before the Big Day

November 13, 2010
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If you have kids, Thanksgiving can be a family event long before Turkey Day arrives. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to get the kids involved–with the planning of the Thanksgiving Day meal. Sometimes, Turkey Day can leave kids feeling a bit bored. They know it as the day when relatives visit–which is cool–but aside from […]

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The Social Network — Review of the Facebook Movie

October 24, 2010

The Social Network–a movie released October 1, 2010–is the story of how Mark Zuckerberg, the owner and co-founder of Facebook, came to create the massive multi-billion dollar online enterprise that it is today. But it’s much more than that. It’s about the dynamic between Mark and his friend and roommate, and later to be Facebook […]

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Latest Smallville Episode — Season 10, Episode 4: Homecoming

October 19, 2010

I discovered the television series Smallville in about 2005, and have been a devout fan ever since. Alfred Gough Jr., one of the creators of Smallville, grew up about an hour away from where I live now–so I had reason the cheer the show on even before I realized how great the show was and […]

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