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Loving the New “Word Crimes” Video by Weird Al—Educational and Hilarious

Word Nerds across America are laughing and sharing Weird Al’s new video, “Word Crimes.” It’s a parody of “Blurred Lines” that cleverly covers grammar mistakes, plus throws in a healthy dose of insults to keep it interesting. My fellow English majors and writers are already sharing it and laughing out loud. Thanks to my buddies…

Inoreader comes to the rescue for RSS feed readers everywhere

RSS Trauma When Google Reader shut down last July, millions of RSS feed reading folks were left in the lurch. My husband, Brett, the tech genius of our household and this company, meticulously researched solutions as spends much of his free time reading feeds. (Most evenings, I inquire if he has “finished the Internet yet” which…

Celebrating 20 Years of Smiles: Markarian Orthodontics

It’s been great fun to participate in the 20th Anniversary celebration of Markarian Orthodontics. We’ve helped Dr. Randall Markarian and his team with marketing for over 15 years, so it’s been a blast to celebrate and reminisce how much things have changed. It’s also great to remember that the important things—excellence, customer service and trusted relationships—stay…

Help! I Don’t Get My iPhone!

Unlike the rest of the NeuConcept staff—and probably most other people my age—I was iPhone illiterate until 2013. To illustrate my ignorance, I didn’t even get what an “app” and “Apple ID” were, although I heard those terms bandied around all the time by savvy users. Oh the jealousy! Is anyone else out there in the…
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Mishandling Management Communications Sends Top CEOs Packing

Scandals. Bad leadership. Poor communication. This trio of bad news might be great for must-see TV series, but it often poses a more serious threat to leaders than they expect. The CEO of Target Gregg Steinhafel just resigned amid the bad press over the retail store’s data breech, which negatively impacted thousands of consumers. Chicago-based Challenger’s…

Solution for Yet Another Quickbooks Fail!

How to fix the printing a single check in Quickbooks for Mac This is for all the Quickbooks for Mac users out there who have encountered yet another Quickbooks FAIL! It appears that printing a single check has been malfunctioning for quite some time in Quickbooks for Mac. I searched the web and user forums,…
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Hilarious Truth About Conference Calls

Some things are just done right! This is one of them. And somehow we get a taste of this regularly.
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When You Need More Helvetica

This—Helvetica Perfume—shouldn’t surprise me that Helvetica could become a perfume when we see it in every other facet of our lives. This is almost as good as when I generated a promotional piece from a client that requested I use the typeface, “Hel-teef-a.” This is one gag gift item that I had to share as…

Type is Universal

It’s no secret that I am a bit of a type geek, as well as a lover of documentaries. Whenever the two collide, I’m dancing on the inside (or outside… or both). The OffBook series continues to be an invaluable resource. Their video library is full of little digestible clips of design related topics and…

Fit for the Victory…

New Marketing Strategy Helps VictoryUs Fitness Kickoff Healthy Innovation It’s always fun to help a business launch. And it’s even more meaningful when you have personally experienced the impact of that business. Victoria is a certified AFPA (American Fitness Professional & Associates) instructor for women, teaching cardio kickboxing, yoga, ballet barre and more. When Victoria…