Nov
28
2010
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What is Lions Clubs International?

lions clubs internationalLions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization, with 45,000 individual clubs in more than 200 countries where they meet the needs of local communities. Service has been the corner stone of Lions Clubs International since its founding in 1917.   The organization became international March 1920, when the first club in Canada was [more…]

Nov
24
2010
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What is Christmas vs Xmas?

chi-rhoWell folks, it is the Christmas Season again and the annual argument about the spelling of the holiday, Christmas vs Xmas is well underway. I actually support the more widespread use of Xmas over Christmas as it is more traditional and has the weight of history behind it. The annual argument often goes along the [more…]

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Nov
24
2010
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What is California's "City of the Dead?"

california city of the deadCalifornia’s City of the Dead has a little over 1.5 million residents.  About 1500 of those residents are alive. Near the beginning of the 20th century, San Francisco politicians began a campaign to move the cemeteries out of town by promoting the idea that cemeteries spread disease, the more important reason being that they wanted [more…]

Nov
21
2010
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How Do I Invest in Cloud Computing?

cloud computing SaaS investments salesforce netsuiteWhat, I ask you, could be more alluring than investing in cloud computing? Who wouldn’t want to own a piece of a lovely, white, fluffy cumulus that’s been harnessed to a computer to…wait a minute!…exactly how do you get a cloud to do your computing? Actually, cloud computing is a catchy phrase for what is sometimes [more…]

Nov
18
2010
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What Can I Do to Repair and Protect My Online Reputation?

Protect your online reputation, unless, of course, this is the rep you want!Whoa boy! Those pictures you posted all over Facebook from your college party days…you kind of wish they weren’t viewable by the whole world now that you’re doing some serious career networking, right? And those angry exes of yours? It’s really not fair, all the nasty things they are posting about you all over the [more…]

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Nov
17
2010
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What is Providence, Rhode Island city profile?

providence city profileProvidence is the capital of Rhode Island and the state’s largest city.  Providence, founded in 1636, is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. The area was previously occupied by the Narragansett Indians.  Opposition to the Sugar Act, a tax that affected Providence’s international rum trade led to the first violence of the American [more…]

Nov
14
2010
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How Do I Cite an Anthology in MLA and APA Style?

poetry anthology mla apa citationAhh…the dreaded anthology. A piece written by one author and published by one company gets re-published in a book compiled by another author and published by a different company. To make matters worse, the second author retitled the original piece. How, exactly is one supposed to cite an anthology like that in the references for [more…]

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Nov
13
2010
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Can Someone Tell Me How to Decode a URL in an Address Bar?

enigma decoder decode urlWe tend to think of URLs — Universal Resource Locators — as a website’s address on the internet, and I suppose that’s the case. But if you look at the strings of text in an address bar, there’s often a lot more going on than just an address. For example, here’s a string that pops [more…]

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Nov
11
2010
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Where Can I Find Free Obituaries?

funeral free obituariesThere’s nothing quite like a good obituary. In a concise and usually heartfelt manner, you get a wonderful overview of the highlights and accomplishments of a person’s life, their important relationships, information on schools and careers, and perhaps just a hint of some of the darker aspects of their time here on Earth. There isn’t [more…]

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Nov
10
2010
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How do you overwinter geraniums?

overwinter geraniumsThere are a few good ways to overwinter geraniums even where the weather is coldest. 1 – Geraniums (Pelargoniums and true geraniums alike) are expensive.  A large display of geraniums generally means some real money has been spent on gardening.  And sadly, most people re-buy every spring. 2 – Geraniums are ridiculously easy to overwinter.  [more…]

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