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The 'NPR Grammar Hall Of Shame' Opens With 'I' And 'Me'

We asked for nominations for "most misused word or phrase," and they came pouring in. <i>Weekend Edition</i> listeners and NPR.org readers have many gripes about the grammar gaffes they see and hear every day.<p>From nearly 450 story comments, 500 emails and more than 900 Facebook posts we received in …

Where Have All The Poets Gone?

For centuries, poets were the mouthpieces railing loudly against injustice. They gave voice to the hardships and evils facing people everywhere. From Langston Hughes to Jack Kerouac and Federico García Lorca — so many — verse once served as a vehicle for expressing social and political dissent. …

Ashton Kutcher's A+ viral content site accused of plagiarism

Actor’s website found to have lifted content wholesale from websites including BuzzFeed and Huffington Post<p>A+, the viral content site established by actor and tech investor Ashton Kutcher has been accused of lifting content wholesale and without credit from sites including BuzzFeed and the …

8 Favorites: Ultimate Outdoor Kitchens

There is something wonderfully irreverent about carrying out one of life’s daily activities without a roof over your head; from rustic to modern, …

Hardscaping 101: Shou Sugi Ban, Charred Wood Siding

Repeat after us: Shou sugi ban. Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep away insects and rot, this longstanding Japanese …

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Secrets Of 7 Of The Most Effective Ad Campaigns

For advertising to be “effective,” it must be:<p>- Memorable<p>- Resonate with consumers by ringing true and delivering a personally meaningful message, even if the brand has a huge target audience like Nike’s<p>- Communicate how the product or service fits into consumers’ lives or work to make them better, …

How Feeling Grateful Improves Your Decision Making

Ancient wisdom traditions have long held that gratitude is a prerequisite for fulfillment. Focusing on what we have, instead of what we think we need, fortifies the mind against rampant desire that ultimately leaves us feeling empty.<p>The difficulty we face in living out that wisdom comes in the form …

Sweet comparisons: How much sugar is in that drink?

How much sugar is in your drink? You might be surprised. Find out how much sugar is in soft drinks, milk, juice and more.

What Makes the Best Logos So Good

An expert weighs in on the elements that separate a great brand emblem from a forgettable one.<p>Every day consumers are confronted with countless logos but remain mostly unaware of how these icons are constantly transmitting a slew of messages aimed at the subconscious.<p>"A company's logo is its …

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#AskJeffTech: How to print from an iPad

LOS ANGELES — Cynthia from San Francisco has issues printing from her iPad.<p>She's not alone. Many of us have switched from laptops to tablets. They are great for entertainment, surfing the Internet and checking e-mail, but fall down when it comes to that most basic function — printing out coupons, …

How To Fix ObamaCare? CoburnCare Provides A Blueprint

The healthcare plan introduced last week by Senate Republicans is offered as a replacement for ObamaCare. But the bill (I’ll dub it “CoburnCare” after one of its three principal architects) could also become a vehicle to fix the most lethal flaws in the President’s alternative scheme. Principal …

The Real Problem With Email and How to Solve It

You're wasting 100 hours a year.<p>E-mail is the communication tool we love to hate. But it's not improper "etiquette" or even spam that's the problem: It's bad writing, plain and simple.<p>In a blog post for <i>Harvard Business Review</i>, author and entrepreneur David Silverman offers a four-point improvement …

You Can Get Richer Pinching Pennies Like Warren Buffett

Many people have tried to emulate Warren Buffett‘s investment style. More may attempt it as they search for the best investing ideas for 2012. But here’s a more attainable goal: Pinch pennies like the Oracle of Omaha. This might turn out to be a New Year’s resolution you can actually <i>keep</i>. And …

10 Powerful Quotes From The Steve Jobs Movie And What They Teach Us About Leadership

The script for <i>Jobs</i>, the new movie starring Ashton Kutcher as the visionary Apple co-founder, is heavy with quotes that reflect Jobs’ business philosophy and approach to life. I’ve interviewed the director, Joshua Michael Stern, and I recognize most of Kutcher’s lines in the movie as being either …

5 Ways to Keep Your Eye On the Goal

The most successful entrepreneurs do more than set goals. They keep those goals front and center--all the time.<p>I'm goal oriented. Professionally I am happiest when I have a number to hit, a timeline to make, or a task to complete. Personally, I am at my best when I have a big trip or event in the …

Cold Calling Can Be Fun

This simple process will help you turn cold calling from a chore into a pleasure.<p>Contrary to popular belief, cold calling needn't be a chore. In fact, cold calling can actually be fun, if you go about it the right way. The key to success (as with everything else in the business world) is your</i> …

4 Traits of Sales Superheros

There are many different styles of selling. But most great salespeople possess these personality traits.<p>Today, I interviewed baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench. He talked about perseverance and never giving up. He talked about how the ability to focus under pressure has a lot to do with your …