Privacy Policies, who reads them and why?

Whenever you browse the web, each company’s website that you visit will urge you to read their privacy policies and agree to their terms. These privacy policies are there to inform the visitor of who the company is, how they will collect, use and store your personal information and how a customer can control that .. read more

I admit it…I am a pinner. I want to live in the virtual world that is Pinterest, wear my Pinterest wardrobe, eat my pinned recipes and visit the fabulous places and interesting people I find pictures of on there. It’s amazing how time flies as you are happily pinning away. If you have been online .. read more


Keeping up with the Joneses

We have all had our faces rubbed in a friend’s or neighbor’s latest purchase of their new car, latest high tech toy, or something as simple as an espresso machine. Many of us may be just as guilty of bragging about our latest luxury purchase to said friend or neighbor as well. Keeping up with .. read more

I’m sure most of you are familiar with LinkedIn by now; even if you have yet to join at least you’ve most likely heard about it. LinkedIn has become one of the top three social media networks among Twitter and FaceBook and is the world’s largest online professional network. It’s a great tool for creating, .. read more

It’s OK to say No

Saying No. It’s a struggle I see every day with friends and business associates. We want to do more. We want to do everything. But sometimes we shouldn’t. It’s those situations where we need to say “No.” But it’s hard—very hard. Just look at all the foster dogs and birds who have temporarily resided with .. read more

New Year, New Adventures

Like many of you, I, too, formed a few resolutions for the New Year. And like many of you, I’m still working on how to fulfill them and stay strong with my resolve. As a small business owner, I try to reinvent my goals and set new milestones every year to make sure I stay .. read more


Oh, those silly Kardashians…

So I’m sure everyone is aware that Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from her husband of 72 days, Kris what’s-his-name. Their $10 million fairy-tale Hollywood wedding will rest in peace. But some folks are wondering, was this marriage real, or just a sham created to give even more publicity to this famous family? I’m torn. .. read more


Daily-deals sites multiplying rapidly… I’m fine with it

I’m a big fan of Groupon. And Living Social. While I’ve never purchased any of the deals from either of these sites, I get excited every time I see the emails in my inbox. There’s always the slight possibility that something I can’t live without will jump in front of my face and I won’t .. read more

We can now acknowledge “mankinis”

After my post about the addition of LOML and POS (meaning Parent Over Shoulder, not what you probably thought) to the official AP style book, I bring another announcement that should spark a few chuckles from our readers. The latest edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary has been released, and as far as I’m .. read more

AP Stylebook says I can now write “website” instead of “Web site”

The Associated Press Stylebook recently released its new social media guidelines… 42, to be exact. Now, we can separate “smart phone” as two words, and legally use fan, friend and follow as both nouns and verbs. My personal favorite, though, is the official change from “Web site” to “website.” When I worked at the Hickory .. read more