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J.A. Happ Hit in Head: Should Pitchers Wear Helmets?

Most of the action in baseball centers around the duel in the batter’s box, with pitchers dealing 90 mph fastballs and hitters doing their best to make contact.<p>And as a result of those power pitches, the batter’s box is also where there’s most potential for serious, life-altering injury–that’s why …

Instagram Refreshes Logo, Becoming Instagram Instead of gnstagram

Instagram has a new logo, and it's lovely. In particular, the "I" at the beginning looks more like an "I," but the company kept a script-style font …

'Monsters University' Preview: What to Expect When You Enroll

It's almost that time of year again — when Pixar releases its annual movie, and kids and adults alike flock to the multiplex to see if the company …

How to Use Tumblr for Marketing | Inc.com

With 105 million blogs and 49 billion posts, Tumblr, the free blog hosting and social networking site, is the 32nd most popular site in the world.<p>So if you're not using Tumblr as part of your marketing efforts, you're missing a very large boat.<p>"Tumblr isn't a blog platform like WordPress; it's a …

12 Ways to Spring Clean Your Business | Inc.com

When e-commerce company Groove Commerce sent over a list of spring cleaning items to tune up an online marketing strategy, it sounded like a fine thing to do. So I've taken some of their points and added a few others.<p>Why a spring cleaning? Because sometimes you need to shake the dust loose and …

Stop Eating Lunch at Your Desk | Inc.com

As nearly two thirds of Americans wolf down their mid-day meal at their desks, chances are you probably don't get out of the office for lunch on a regular basis.<p>It's not hard to understand why. A quick sandwich while you catch up on emails or the news seems like an easy way to get your work done …

Is Internet Killing the Video Star?

iPad image copyright Skylines<p>My career in digital media started at a pivotal moment. The year was 2001, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth …

13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings

As Facebook prepares Graph Search for wide release, some have concerns about the privacy issues the new feature raises.<p>How can you be sure only your …

How To Recycle All The Things: Going Beyond Bottles And Cans

<i>Header design by Maxwell Tielman with with floral graphics by Mia Charro.</i><p>When I was an undergrad at Pratt Institute, I took an introductory course in …

Monday Pick-Me-Up: 5 Online Doses of Happy

I think it's safe to say it has been a really crappy week or so. We could all use a quick drip of happiness right into our jugular. Some say …

What Kind of Pinner Are You? 6 Types of Pinterest Users

First off, you should know that I am addicted to Pinterest. What started as a way to organize inspiration while in I was grad school, has now become …

What NOT To Do When Decluttering Your Home

Do you need the help of an organizing professional...without the professional price? We asked Washington DC's organizing and de-cluttering guru …

Self-Promotion Is Not Crucial (Unless You Want To Get Ahead!)

Growing up on a dairy farm, with six brothers and sisters, it was drummed into me from an early age that humility is a virtue, and bragging, well… not so much. My parents, both humble to the core, told us that if we worked hard, and did a good job (at school, in athletics, or elsewhere) we’d be …

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Boost Your Mood by Redecorating

Do you smile when you walk in your door? O reports on the mood-boosting new field of neuroarchitecture.

Be Honest: Do You Have A Social Media Strategy? | Inc.com

Nearly every business that hasn’t yet jumped aggressively into social media is looking to. Few, though, really have a clear idea of what they are trying to accomplish, how they should approach it and what resources and commitments are required to be successful.<p>Think about it: Do you know what …

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Ecommerce & Blogging Made Easy

86 responsesBlogging13 min read<p>The following guide will teach you how to easily create a blog on your own. You may not be aware of it, but I have …

On The Move: Three Books To Keep Out Of The Boxes

These days, nothing says amateur hour quite like an alphabetical bookshelf. From lifestyle magazines to design blogs (admittedly a short distance), there are limitless suggestions for how you should treat your books. You can arrange them by genre, by time period, by size or by color (all well and …

The Evolution Of The Inconstant Constant That Is Major League Baseball

Detroit Tigers celebrate after a Tigers win at Comerica Park on April 11, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)<i>“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball.”</i> —Terence Mann (played by James Earl Jones) in “Field of Dreams.”<p>Perhaps it would be more …

5 Items That Should Never Be On Your To-Do List

Stop us if this sounds familiar: You've got your pad of paper and you're merrily scribbling down your to-dos. And when you get to about item number …

17 Quotes That Will Help You Discover Your Life's Purpose

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in the kitchen with: your best spaghetti alla carbonara recipe

There are tons of dishes I have learned to make well over the years. I’ll never ever win a Masterchef competition, but I am pretty good at following …

Definite/Potential/Questionable: Simple Sorting Trick For Closet Cleanouts

A friend of mine is dealing with the myriad tasks involved in selling a house, packing up, and moving, so I offered to help a bit yesterday. I …

The Voice Of 'Schoolhouse Rock' On The Series At 40

Believe it or not, <i>Schoolhouse Rock</i> is 40 years old. If you're a child of the 1970s or '80s, you probably sat in front of a television on Saturday morning watching those little animated lessons that told us why that scrap of paper was loitering on the Capitol steps or the finer points of grammar.<p>To …

5 Sounds That Have Disappeared In the Last Decade

Technology has advanced so quickly in the last decade that many of the devices and media we were once accustomed to seeing, hearing, and using have …

TweetDeck for AIR, iPhone, and Android to stop working May 7th

TweetDeck users have less than three weeks to keep using Twitter's power-user software for AIR, iPhone and Android, according to an update on the TweetDeck blog. TweetDeck will disappear from app stores on May 7, and the service will also eliminate its Facebook integration.<p>The update indicates that …