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Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.

When Should You Buy Energy Efficient Appliances?

You've heard the spiel from the salesman at your local appliance store. Your neighbor continuously talks about her new top-of-the-line dishwasher. The ads keep...

Study Shows Bank Loans Still Tight for Small Businesses

Since the Global Financial Crisis, it has been incredibly tough for small-business owners to gain access to loan funds from a bank or alternative...

Smartest Value Car Buys for 2016-2017

When it comes to buying a car, value is a subjective thing. In fact, it's nearly impossible to quantify value across the board. For...

Department of Defense Calls for a Security Automation Revolution

For the 2017 fiscal year budget, President Barack Obama proposed $6.7 billion in Department of Defense funding to combat cyberterrorism. It's designed to empower...

10 Clues You’re Dealing with a Serious Real Estate Scam

The real estate business is booming right now, and thousands of people have made their fortune in this industry. It's a great market for...

5 Top Cyber Security Tools Every Small Business Should Have

Cybersecurity is undoubtedly a top concern for all businesses, but it's increasingly seeming small businesses should really be the most vigilant in protecting themselves...

What Does It Take To Be A Successful Modern Entrepreneur?

It's impossible to define success as an entrepreneur. Try as you may, you'll never be able to develop a formula or rule for success....

5 Certifications Worth Completing in 2016

Certifications can be somewhat of a mixed bag for people considering them. Some educational certification programs can truly be valuable, and can not just...

The One Thing Volvo, McDonald’s, and Old Spice Have in Common

The biggest issue for old, established brands is that they can sometimes be viewed as boring and archaic in the eyes of today's young...

These 5 Parties Benefit From the Surge in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has continued to grow over the years and the benefits of this multi-billion dollar industry are experienced by millions of people around the...

5 Things to Learn From the Rich About Building Wealth

When you're thinking about building wealth, it can be valuable to look at the people who've done it well. Individuals who are already wealthy...

How to Turn Your Side Gig Into a Full-Time Venture

Lots of people dream about being able to quit their job and work full-time on a venture that's their passion, but for many the...

Paying for College Often Means Huge Debt Once You Get Your...

At one time, going to college was something that only a small percentage of individuals accomplished. In today's technologically advanced world, however, it is...

New Study: Freelancers Make Up 34 Percent of US Workforce

A study that was conducted in 2014 on behalf of the Freelancers Union showed that 53 million people in the US are freelancers, which...

The Reasons Behind the Sustained Growth of Online Education

Fifteen years ago, the perception of online education was largely negative. However, something interesting has happened over the last decade and a half. No...

UK – Junior Doctors’ Strike Ends, But Threat To Patients’ Safety...

An embattled disagreement between the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Government has come to an abrupt, less than ideal end, as a new...

With Rising Obesity, More Children Face Sleep Troubles

Reports today about children's health tend to focus on two major medical epidemics - obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - but what...

Have You Been Cyber-Bullied? You May Get Insurance to Help You.

When insurance marketer Frank Kasimov, of BusinessInsuranceQuotes.com teamed up with brokers and insurance agents to discover which plans help customers the most, one answer...

5 Powerful Tips for Recruiting Passive Candidates

If you talk to any recruiter or employer who has hired a number of employees, you may be surprised to learn that some of...

Facebook Growth Slows While Other Platforms Accelerate

Facebook's growth in followers hasn't ceased by any means, but it has slowed substantially over the past year. Research from eMarketer says Americans will...