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From start to finish in a flash…

By |January 26th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Have you ever read the news about a new road construction project or what-have-you and wondered: “Why does it take so long!?” It’s a great question, especially since history shows people can accomplish a LOT in a very short time. Here’s a few well-known success stories that didn’t take forever to complete: Disneyland – Walt’s dream of “The Happiest Place on Earth” went from a twinkle in his eye to [...]

Password, Schmassword

By |January 25th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

It seems like EVERYTHING requires a password nowadays, from your email account to your TV. It’s understandable. With the rise in e-commerce, the “Internet of Things,” and just how deeply embedded online interactions have become, the need to keep your private information secure from bad actors has never been more important. And if you feel like you’re being overwhelmed with the need for so many passwords, you’re not alone. [...]

Making more ME time

By |January 23rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Working from home has more than a few small pleasures: A commute that only requires a trip down the hallway. No unscrupulous co-workers to lift your lunch from the break room fridge. Pants-free Fridays (just keep the webcam focused properly). But there are drawbacks. And on the most significant is the blurring of the lines between WORK time and PERSONAL time. After all, when the home office runs double [...]

Happiest songs? Science settles it…

By |January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

If you’re struggling with the mid-winter blues, the scientific community’s data wizards have brought you much-needed relief. According to a story on the website Mental Floss, Dutch Neuroscientist Jacob Jolij discovered the foundational elements that make a song “happy”: Average tempo between 140 and 150 beats per minute. Played in a major key, not a minor one. Lyrics described positive events like parties or romance OR they were simply [...]

“Chill out, take a hike…”

By |January 21st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Have you ever needed to get away from conflict between you and a loved one? Indeed, tempers can flare for many reasons, both good and bad. And sometimes the best thing to do for sure is to exit stage left to take a breather. But you CAN take this a wee bit too far. Consider the recent tale of an Italian couple who made international headlines after their now-famous [...]

Number crunching warriors

By |January 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

If there’s one thing pretty much common to EVERY business, it’s the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Of course, Microsoft wasn’t always the big kid on the block. Along with Flight Simulator, you could make the case that one of the key reasons we even have personal computers today is the value of the ubiquitous spreadsheet. And for many years, Lotus 1-2-3 ruled the roost by dominating desktops across the US [...]

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