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Go To McDonald’s – Pay With Lovin’ 0

Maybe I’m extra sentimental right now because my oldest child, my daughter, turns 13 tomorrow. That’s pulling at my heart strings a bit, but this right here has me as

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Facebook Chat Enhancements 0

Since half the world seemed to freak out over Facebook being unavailable for 30 minutes earlier this week, I figured

Declutter First, Spring Clean Later [Infographic] 0

If you’ve ever walked into a room in your home and felt overwhelmed by what you saw, chances are it’s

Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski Play “Mortal Kombat X” With Conan O’Brien 0

Nothing like a little “pre SuperBowl” competition. We’ve all seen Gronk cut up in the past, but it’s great to

Gambling Addictions And The Psychology Of Gambling [Infographic] 0

Gambling can be a lot of fun, but as with all things fun you have to be mindful and practice

Tesla P85D – “Insane Mode” 0

THIS video from DragTimes founder Brooks shows exactly why I need a Tesla P85D as my next car! Keep up

How Important Is College? [Infographic] 0

If there was something you could do that would measurably change your entire life, wouldn’t you do it?  A college

Why Your Password Is The Next To Get Hacked [Infographic] 0

The first computer password was created at MIT in 1961, and ever since then they have been taking up our

Super Bowl #SB49 0

EVERYTHING related to Super Bowl 49 in one place. You’re welcome!  

How I came around to the Apple Watch 1

When I was younger, say around 1996 to 2001, I used to wear a watch all the time. However, as

The Mystery of the Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 0

The mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has continued to haunt searchers – an international contingent of experienced rescuers and

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Enter if You Dare. The Danger of Fake Reviews 0

Online reviews can potentially help consumers choose businesses with excellent products and customer service. Unfortunately, it has become difficult for people to trust the reviews they read online. By learning

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Live with Eric: Interview with Brooke Anne Smith 0

I have to say that out of all the interviews that I have done, my interview with Brooke Anne Smith was the most enjoyable. Brooke was not only physically beautiful she had the personality to match. This petite young woman

5 Must Haves for Your Christmas Party 0

Aside for being the season of giving, ‘tis also the season for Christmas parties. Whether it’s the annual office shindig, family gathering or White Elephant gift exchange with the gang, one thing is for sure – spirit and cheer is

Holiday Photo Lover Shopping Guide : Top 5 DSLR Flash Units

Even on good DSLRs, popup flash units are inadequate. Professional DSLRs do not have them at all. Mid to pro level cameras have large ISO ranges that produce little noise to compensate for low light levels, but there are many

Your Kids Might Have a Self-Driving Car 0

While there’s no timeline on a flying car, a self-driving car is certainly in your kids’ future. At least, that’s the direction that many automakers and a few other manufacturers are headed. How soon will these autonomous cars show up

Future of the Music Industry 0

The music industry is a fickle one; just as patterns begin to emerge in consumer habits and industry standards, old ways of doing things give way to new approaches. After a decade of ever increasing sales of digital downloads, the

Review – Super Secret Crisis War! Volume 1 0

SPOILERS BELOW – Today we take a look at a volume from IDW Publishing and Diamond Book Distributors wherein the writers combine characters from several Cartoon Network shows in to one story line for their own version of Secret Wars

Who Drinks The Most Wine? [Infographic] 0

Who drinks the most wine per capita?  Who produces the most wine?  You might be surprised at the answer.  France is near the top of all these lists, but they don’t come in first place in any of them.  The

Comic Costume Battle – Marvel or DC? 0

The folks over at ThinkGeek polled their Facebook fans to find out what would be the most popular comic company this Halloween – with over 5000 responses, here are the results.  I planned to be over-the-hill Wolverine and see that

Where Should Hair Transplantation Be Performed? 0

Hair transplantation is accepted as a surgical process. In today’s conditions the surgical processes are performed in hygienic standards and hygienic conditions.No matter how good the blood build up in the scalp, the infections and deterioration can occur in case

How to Choose the Perfect Party Venue for Your Staff Christmas Party 0

One of the best ways to end the year and show your appreciation to your hard working staff is by throwing a Christmas party where they can let loose and celebrate. Start planning months in advance, as there are a

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Health + Fitness

What type of food you should go for healthy bones 0

Well, first of all, you need to keep in mind the two major nutrients for building healthy bones – vitamin D and calcium. While calcium strengthens your teeth structure and

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Unhealthy food: Makes skin dry and rough 2

Skin is an important part of the body and needs proper care to maintain its right composition and texture. ‘Beauty comes from inside‘is an age old saying and is relevant in modern world too. Ideal skin care is the first

Women Can Be Bodybuilders, Too 0

If you walk into the gym, you might notice the men and the women doing completely different kinds of exercises.  Still in this day and age there is a stigma associated with women who are strong, so women avoid lifting

Serena + Beats by Dre = Serious Motivation 0

This is quite possibly THE most motivating advertisement I’ve seen in a long time. If you know the story of Serena and Venus, know anything about what it takes to compete at the highest levels, then you understand training and

Enhancing the Overall Well-being of a Senior Citizen 0

There are some common-sense strategies that may be implemented that can result in a safer, more healthy home environment for seniors. The aging process presents its own distinct list of challenges, and among these are decreased socialization, safety issues, and

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Winterize To Save Money [Infographic] 0

If you want to stay warm in your home this winter, there are some basic steps you will need to

Radon Facts And Figures [Infographic] 0

There could be something in your home right now that is the second leading cause of lung cancer, yet you

Learning The History Of The Fireplace [Infographic] 1

People have been burning things to keep warm in the winter since the discovery of fire.  You may think there

Think Before You Post [infographic] 0

I know everyone likes to share and post every aspect of their daily lives on social media, but there are/could

Psychology Of Impulse Shopping [Infographic] 0

Sometimes during the Holidays you might go out shopping for one thing and end up with something else entirely.  It’s

Plan A Fancation [Infographic] 1

Some movies and television shows have cult followings.  There’s no end to the lengths fans will go to in order

Calculating Santa’s Storage Needs [Infographic] 0

Santa buys and makes a lot of gifts- nearly 2 billion by Sparefoot’s best estimate.  That’s an average of 2

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Why The Dominican Republic is a Must-See Destination 0

As sub-zero temperatures blanket most of the United States many people find themselves dreaming of their next vacation. While there is no shortage of beaches to visit, those who want

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JetBlue Provides Passengers some #FlightEtiquette 0

I travel alot – Sitting in planes with 200 people coughing, sneezing, crying, and using their mobile devices when they’re NOT SUPPOSED TO, can get incredibly annoying. But, it’s a price you pay for the convenience of air travel right?

My 5 Favorite Hikes in Shenandoah National Park 0

Shenandoah National Park shields part of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and is located in the north central area of Virginia. The park itself totals more than 199,000 acres overall and approximately 40 percent of it is considered wilderness and

The Best Parks in the USA 0

When compiling a bucket list or just a list for a memorable vacation, there are at least five must-see parks in the United States. Thanks largely to the National Parks Service that was organized in 1916 under President Woodrow Wilson,

7 Reasons Why You Need To Travel to Australia 0

Without a doubt, there are thousands of reasons to visit Australia – narrowing the list down to six presents the challenge. However, the following reasons are some of the best, from experiencing the natural beauty to shopping in some of

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Music + Movies + TV

Avengers: Age of Ultron [trailer] 1

In theaters May 1st! Follow Marvel on Twitter and Facebook

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Michael Jackson + Dubstep 0

It’s amazing what the human body can do. As someone who used to spend a lot of time in dance, and as a huge fan of Michael (still) – I really liked this sequence. Source | YouTube

DJ Earworm – #USPOP14 0

Excerpt via Billboard Every year since 2007, DJ Earworm has taken the calendar year’s 25 biggest pop songs and combined them into an incredibly popular, joyfully constructed mash-up, perennially dubbed the “United State of Pop.” Earworm has been analyzing the

The Flash vs. Arrow Trailer 0

Let’s set the scene for those millions of you that are fans of these 2 shows (and you can count me and my family in those numbers)… Barry (Grant Gustin) is thrilled when Oliver (guest star Stephen Amell), Felicity (guest

M-pending Marvel Movies – get your calendars out 0

In case you were under a rock for the last couple weeks (like me), I’m bringing you the recently shared calendar for the Marvel movie franchise(s) – Phase 3! May 1, 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron (but you already

Long running Naruto manga ending in November 0

According to the Asahi Shimbun, the long running manga, Naruto, is coming to an end after 15 years.  Shueisha, the Weekly Shonen Jump publisher, announced this week that the last installment will be on November 10, 2014. The manga chronicles

IK Multimedia announces iRig Pads 0

We are excited to share IK Multimedia’s announcement about iRig Pads as well as let you know we’ll be publishing a review as soon as we get our hands on a review unit.  We’ve reviewed a lot of IK Multimedia

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Marshawn Lynch Interview – “Yeah” 1

This is THE greatest interview EVER!

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The Importance of Balance in Sports 0

Balance in sports is tantamount to the core. Without it, you wouldn’t have much in the way of agility or precision, not to mention you’d look pretty funny attempting that back flip or that touchdown catch. You can improve everything


Now batting for the New York Yankees, #2 Derek Jeter… Nice ad Nike!

6 Best Apps For Keeping Up With The 2014 MLB Season 0

Baseball season is just about halfway through. Before your next weekly trip down to the ballpark though, you’ll need some basics: a team jersey, your baseball glove, and the right apps for your smartphone or tablet. Whether you’ve got your

Ending Racism In Sports [Infographic] 0

Racism has riddled sports for decades.  Despite that fact, great strides have been made.  There used to be separate leagues for different races, but now players of all races play together. In 1902, Charles Follis became the first black professional

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Fun Recipes to Make This Fall 0

Fall brings with it beautiful colors and a noticeable nip in the air that is famous for giving us sudden

How to Host a Super Bowl Party 1

Super Bowl XLVIII is almost here! Are you gearing up to throw a crazy party? A stellar soiree requires serious

Top 4 Jobs for Foodies 0

Are you a foodie who is looking for the perfect job? It may be surprising, but there are a number

Foods You Should Include in Your Diet 0

It is easy to create your grocery-shopping list, or pick your menu selections by the food you most enjoy, or

Everything You Need to Know about the Industrial Coffee Grinding Process 0

During the industrial coffee grinding process—also known as milling—coffee beans are processed into smaller particles to make the brewing process

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Science + Tech

Fun With Google Chrome 0

Google is full of surprises. Easter eggs abound within their search engine, OS and yes their browser. I’m certain many of you diehard engineers out there know this already, but

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No high-tech high five, this robot uses a beanbag for a hand 0

The futuristic models of robots developed by the scientists and robo-experts will be in the direction of making our life easier. Helping Hand It will make robots a part of each household. Therefore, the interaction of humans and robots are

PressNomics – The Economics of WordPress Conference 0

We are thrilled and honored that HicksNewMedia continues to serve as the curator of the official PressNomics Social Stream.

Opening Up a Window: Accessing Windows from Your Apple Mobile Device 0

Do you need to access a windows computer environment from an Apple mobile device? Whether you’re trying to connect to a work network or just play a game that doesn’t support the Apple platform, knowing how to connect to Windows

Got a Drone? Know Before You Fly [video] 0

This is definitely the season of the drone. EVERY store has some form of flying copter on sale and it’s anticipated that millions will be under the Christmas tree for kids of all ages. But before you take to the

Hands On: Jabra Sport Rox 1

We recently spent some quality time with the these great ear buds. Retail: $129.99 Bottom line – Great features and great sound make for a great product. So, if you are looking for a new partner for your workouts, take

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2014 – Year in Review 0

These are the stories that tugged at our collective souls this past year. From politics, society, sports, entertainment, and technology – there was a lot going on. Our team is

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Climate Change Can Be Stopped [Infographic] 0

Climate change is real and it’s happening now.  We have the power to stop it, but we may not be able to reverse the damage we’ve already caused.  Scientists say we’re already locked in to a 1.5 degree celsius average

5 Notable MPAs You Never Knew Were Right Under Your Nose 0

Being a Master in Public Administration (MPA) may not sound glamorous, but many of today’s high-profile public figures are just that.  Whether they’re politicians, policy-makers, or just interested in public service, these five people have used an MPA degree to

Domestic Violence By The Numbers 0

Why do victims of domestic abuse stay with their abusers?  This has been a hot topic in the news lately.  But what we have really learned is that asking why a victim stays is the wrong question.  Rather, we should

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Family Life

The Science Of Corporal Punishment [Infographic] 0

Spanking is a pretty controversial topic.  The vast majority of parents believe it’s ok to spank kids in some situations.

7 Time Management Tips for Students 0

As a college student, everything is about time. How much time do you have left in school? How much time

Why You Should Look Into Antique Furniture 0

The most important thing to remember when shopping for antique furnishings is the condition of the piece versus the price.

Financing the Purchase of Your First Family Vehicle 0

Aside from mortgages, auto loans are the biggest financial obligation many people ever take on. That’s why it’s important to

Cheerios Knows – “Being A Dad Is Awesome” #HowToDad 2

Dads we finally get some positive acknowledgement in marketing. The folks at Cheerios have put together a great campaign that

How You Can Better Understand Autism 0

One in 68 children is identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Centers for Disease Control

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