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5 ways to become a powerful networker

Do you find networking a blessing—or a burden?<p>For some lucky PR and marketing professionals, networking comes as second nature—a thoughtless …


The Only 4 Email Marketing Metrics That Matter

If I gave you $1 to spend in your business, where would it go?Your first instinct might be to invest in Facebook ads, or maybe to sock it away and …




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24 Freezable Dishes to Bring New Moms

The last thing a new mom wants to think about is what's for dinner. Why not help her out by bringing over some tasty meals when you go to meet the baby? From soups to sandwiches, these freezable dishes are the perfect way to welcome home a new mom. The best part: there's enough for you to keep some …


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Kevin Meaney Dead: Legendary Comedian & ‘Uncle Buck’ Star Passes Away At 60

So sad. Stand-up comic Kevin Meaney, also known for his role on the sitcom ‘Uncle Buck’ tragically passed away on Oct. 21 at the age of 60. With his …

Crochet around a popsicle stick to create the lovely broomstick lace stitch (video tutorial)

With the holidays right around the corner, people are feverishly trying to come up with ideas for gifts. Infinity scarves and lacy tops are in vogue …

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The Oxford Communiqué

<b>How to Get Your Payout From the $42.4 Billion 2016 “Consumer Rebate Program”...</b><p>If you’re one of the 119 million eligible taxpaying Americans, you can …

5 Cruise Booking Mistakes to Avoid

Updated September 21, 2017<p>Thinking about booking a cruise this year? Don't screw it up.<p>Joking aside, booking a cruise is one of the more complicated …

Garry Marshall Dead: ‘Pretty Woman’ Director and ‘Happy Days’ Creator Was 81

<b>Garry Marshall</b>, a legendary figure in TV and film who created such hit shows as <i>Happy Days</i> and directed movies including <i>Pretty Woman</i>, died at age 81 …


My Fair Lady and West Side Story 'ghost singer' Marni Nixon dies, aged 86

Nixon filled in secretly as a playback singer for Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr, Marilyn Monroe and Natalie Wood in a long career as a soprano<p>Marni Nixon, the singer whose voice can be heard filling in for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady and for Deborah Kerr in The King and I, has died aged 86, …

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Kenny Baker dead: Star Wars' R2-D2 actor dies at 81

The little <i>Star Wars</i> actor who helped bring heart and soul to the droid R2-D2 has died. Kenny Baker died Saturday at age 81 after a long …

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Gene Wilder Dies at 83; Star of ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’

Gene Wilder, who established himself as one of America’s foremost comic actors with his delightfully neurotic performances in three films directed by Mel Brooks; his eccentric star turn in the family classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”; and his winning chemistry with Richard Pryor in …

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Crazy Eddie retail chain owner, Eddie Antar, dead at 68

The man who turned the Crazy Eddie electronics stores into a retail giant before it collapsed amid federal fraud charges has died. Eddie Antar was 68.<p>The Bloomfield-Cooper funeral home in Ocean Township, New Jersey, confirmed Sunday that Antar died Saturday. A cause of death wasn't disclosed.<p>The …

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Arnold Palmer, the Magnetic Face of Golf in the ’60s, Dies at 87

Arnold Palmer, the champion golfer whose full-bore style of play, thrilling tournament victories and magnetic personality inspired an American golf boom, attracted a following known as Arnie’s Army and made him one of the most popular athletes in the world, died on Sunday evening in Pittsburgh. He …


Grand Ole Opry staple Jean Shepard dies

"The grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" has died.<p>Jean Shepard, who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. She was 82.<p>Spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said in a news release that Shepard had entered hospice care last week and …

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Shimon Peres, Nobel winner and giant of Israeli politics, dies at 93

Leading political figure served twice as prime minister, once as president and won Nobel peace prize<p>Shimon Peres, one of Israel’s defining political figures and a Nobel peace prize laureate, has died at the age of 93, two weeks after suffering a stroke.<p>Peres had twice served as prime minister of …


10 Epic National Park Lodges to Book RN

When most people road trip to an epic US national park, they sleep under the stars, slumbering in tents and waking up to every sound, thinking it’s a bear. Then there’s the rest of us, who don’t camp and won’t even go glamping. To enjoy the great outdoors, we need a soft bed, hot running water and …

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