Best Practices for Choosing a Web Host

Best Practices for Choosing a Web Host

Are you up to speed on best practices for choosing a web host? Our Chief Technical Officer, Brian Van De Wetering, shares lessons learned from the tech side of website development. Staying current on best practices for choosing a web host for your new website is kind of a big deal. The choices you make…

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HTTPS and SSL Certificates

Why HTTPS and SSL Certificates Matter to Your Website

Give your business leads a boost this July by adding HTTPS and SSL Certificates to your website maintenance. For the past several years, Google has been advocating for a more secure Internet by promoting the use of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) and SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates on all web pages. According to a…

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GDPR Compliance Checklist

Create a GDPR Compliance Checklist for Your Business

Are you creating new email marketing campaigns for your business? Before you start, make sure you’re adhering to the GDPR compliance checklist. On May 25th, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, causing many companies to address how they handle and protect customer data. The GDPR enforces significant new requirements on…

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Technology Decreasing Productivity

Technology Decreasing Productivity

In today’s world, we’re constantly surrounded by technology and it’s decreasing productivity. Most of it is intended to make us faster and more efficient, but is it actually having the opposite effect? Jay Baer, President of Convince & Convert, explains how having an excess of software tools is decreasing productivity. In a survey of American…

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Comedian vs. Email Scammers

Comedian vs. Email Scammers

We’ve all experienced this scenario with email scammers: you get a spam email in your inbox, try to opt out, and see another message from the same company a few days later. In this Ted Talk, comedian and writer James Veitch shares a hilarious take on how he dealt with the situation. Veitch skipped over…

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Is Apple Tapping Your iMessage Contacts

Is Apple Tapping Your iMessage Contacts?

Earlier this year, Apple experienced several security issues with their popular iMessage contacts software that potentially leaked photos and contacts. The tech giant quickly patched those problems, but their newest iOS10 update brings another privacy concern. David Lumb, Contributing Editor at Engadget, explains how Apple is now capable of logging into your iMessage contacts and…

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Your Past Google Activity

Your Past Google Activity

Google’s broad range of online services collect a startling amount of personal data on all your current and past Google activity. The company recently launched a “My Activity” page, which gives users a detailed overview of their past Google activity. Stan Schroeder, Senior Editor at Mashable, reveals how you can look back on everything you’ve…

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Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places

Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places

Inspiration is an abstract, intangible influence that gives you positive motivation towards your work. However, finding inspiration can be tricky. Writer’s block, trouble focusing, and laziness are all common symptoms of simply feeling uninspired. Erik Devaney, Content Strategist at HubSpot, describes how finding inspiration can often come from unlikely sources and where we can find…

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Your Attitude and Your Success

Your Attitude and Your Success

A recent study by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck reveals that attitude is a better predictor of success than IQ. Dr. Dweck explains that people possess one of two core attitudes: a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. With a fixed mindset, you are trapped in thinking that you are who you are and you cannot…

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Today's Teens Media Consumption

Today’s Teen Media Consumption

Teen media consumption is not uncommon because today’s teens and tweens spend their days watching TV, playing video games, listening to music, texting, and tweeting. Kelly Wallace of CNN reveals just how much time today’s teens actually consume media every single day, and the results may surprise you. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit that promotes…

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Downfall of Face-to-Face Conversation

Tech vs. Talk – The Downfall of Face-to-Face Conversation

Think about the amount of daily communication you have – how many of them actually involve eye contact during a face-to-face conversation? Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for us to text family members from our bedrooms, email coworkers from a few offices down, and catch up with friends over Facebook messages rather than have a face-to-face…

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Benchmarks of Success

The New Benchmarks of Success at 30, 40, and 50 Years

Growing older comes with certain preconceived notions and benchmarks of success, often based on societal and cultural standards. As you approach ages 30, 40, and 50, it’s common to experience a certain degree uncertainty as you move onto another chapter in your life. In his article, “Turning 30, 40, and 50: The New Markers of…

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