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I Love Dictionary.com

So often we think about what we hate on the computer… for me it’s MS Word (clunky is a compliment!). But I’d like to focus on a website that I love: dictionary.com. I’d like to give them a shout out because this website is simple, does it’s job well, and connects to a great thesaurus.…

Practical Wisdom for Leaders

We watched an interesting documentary show on the Sundance Channel, called Iconoclasts. This particular episode focused on Sumner Redstone, who controls media empire, Viacom, and movie producer Brian Glazer. Redstone said some things that were worthy to be quoted. So I paused the Tivo and took notes. Here’s a few words of leadership wisdom from…

How to Be Trustworthy

I’ve been devouring my “magazines to read” pile. I came across an excellent article on trust in Associations Now magazine by Michelle and Dennis Reina. It’s critical to being a good leader, which seems to be something everyone should know if they don’t. However, one little sidebar on the article really stood out to me……

Great Article: Top 10 Facebook Privacy Settings

With all the brouhaha recently about the Facebook user agreement, many started thinking about their privacy and their information on social networking sites. Thanks to Twitter, I came across this excellent summary on “10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know” on AllFacebook.com.  I thought it was very helpful, and since I’ve recommended it to…

Donald Trump Invited Me?

We got a special invitation from Donald Trump the other day. It had gold ink, and it looks pretty fancy on the outside. On the inside, however, it was just like every other direct mail seminar pitch, except of course it included two free tickets to admit us to this special event. My husband and…

Linkedin: Why You (or Your Group) Should Use It

I’ve been on Linkedin for a long time, and at first, I thought it was going to just be a resume posting site. I knew it had potential, but it seemed to be lacking something. In the past 4 months, Linkedin has really started taking off. I think it’s starting to reach critical mass: everyone…

Keys to Success: Building Confidence and Destroying Fear

I just read a great post on building confidence and destroying fear at GetRichSlowly.org. I love this because I find that so many people let fear dominate all their decision-making. I have known many people who have stayed in a dead-end job, abusive relationship, or missed out on a great opportunity because they were too…

What Does the World Think of Your Company?

I do a lot of freelance magazine writing; while wearing my journalist’s hat, the first place I go to do research on a company is their website. Surprisingly, it often appears that the website is the last place where most companies invest their time. How do I know? On company websites of all sizes, I…

Credit Card Post Published at GetRichSlowly.org

A few weeks ago I wrote on this website about a funny phone experience I had with a bank customer service rep about credit cards. I submitted it to one of my husband’s favorite personal finance blogs, GetRichSlowly.org. The editor, J.D. Roth, liked the post and offered to publish it. It went online yesterday at…

Too Busy to Market Your Company?

For years, I’ve been offering advice to my husband that he should market his graphic design and web development business more. He always looked at me and said something like: “It’s on the list.” I usually then shook my head and thought that he needed better planning skills. This was before I left my 9-to-5…