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Archive for September 2016

How Do Songs Get Stuck in Your Head?

How Do Songs Get Stuck in Your Head? 1

Picture yourself at your desk listening to music on your headphones. All of a sudden, a song you know but aren’t really a fan of comes on. The melody from the song is stuck in your head, and you are constantly humming it. Whether it’s an 80’s one-hit-wonder, or a random line from a viral YouTube video, you are currently experiencing an Earworm.

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Oil Spills and the Environment: Causes & Effects

Oil Spills and the Environment: Causes & Effects 2

Oil spills have a great effect on the ecosystems, oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams around a large area. You might remember the effects the Exxon-Valdez spill had on Alaska in the 80’s, and more recently the BP Gulf of Mexico Spill in 2010. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 1.3 million gallons of petroleum are spilled into U.S. waters each year.

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Defeating the Post-Lunch Slump

Defeating the Post-Lunch Slump 3

After 2 p.m., do you feel like you could fall asleep behind the desk? Chances are, you and your co-workers are probably yawning and looking at the clock to see if you can leave yet. The 75 percent completed mark of the workday is where many employees get distracted as the office becomes quieter, which can actually make it tougher to stay focused on work. Here are a few ways you can fight against the post-lunch slump.

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Things You Didn’t Know Your PC Could Do

Things You Didn’t Know Your PC Could Do 4

Have you gotten a new PC lately and are unsure of some of the features? Windows 8 and 10 have many changes that make it different from Windows 7. From the way you navigate to your favorite apps and programs, to the settings options, each of these updates have made it easier to navigate through menus, thanks to a simpler layout similar to smartphones. Here are a few things that you may not know how to do in Windows 8 or 10.

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Using Print to Supplement Digital Marketing

Using Print to Supplement Digital Marketing 5

Print is not dead. Despite most marketing efforts being focused online through social media, search engine optimization, and Google paid ads, print still plays an important role in local businesses and organizations. Think about it for a second. Businesses want to have flyers in local small businesses to let the community know about an event. Below are a few reasons why print marketing is still important in an increasingly digital world.

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Downtown Revitalizations: Columbus, OH

Downtown Revitalizations: Columbus, OH 6

Columbus is the state capital of Ohio and is located approximately halfway between Cleveland and Cincinnati. It serves as the home of Ohio State University and has multiple interstates that pass through it. While the Columbus area is home to over 822,000 residents, it still has a small town feel. The downtown area has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. Here is how Columbus’ downtown has flourished.

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Giving Back to the Community & Tax Deductions

Giving Back to the Community & Tax Deductions 7

Giving back to the community and organizations that serve it is a very generous thing to do. It not only fulfills the lives of others, but can also fulfill you. When you make a charitable donation, there are a few ways you can write it off when it comes time to do your taxes. Below are a few commonly asked questions when it comes to writing off charitable donations, and some qualifications that you might need to meet.

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Tailgate Time: Recipes for the Big Game

Tailgate Time: Recipes for the Big Game 8

It’s that time of year again. With September comes college and professional football games. The tailgate is a fun way to get together with friends and family before the big game. If you’re not sure what to make, here are a few recipes that can easily be transferred from your home to the stadium parking lot.

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How Much Sleep Should We Really Get?

How Much Sleep Should We Really Get? 9

Sleep: It’s something that you probably wish you could get more of. Approximately 40 percent of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep per night, according to a recent Gallup poll. So, how much sleep is needed before it effects you? Find out below, along with some of the factors that affect sleep in both children and adults.

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Get Involved in Your Child’s School

Get Involved in Your Child's School 10

With the new school year in full swing, you might be looking for ways to keep communication lines open with your child’s teacher and your school. A recent study shows that parent involvement in their child’s school can help improve grades, attendance, and adapt to a new school quicker. Here are a few ways you can get involved in their school, in both large and small ways.

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