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Using Online Reputation Management to Protect Your Brand

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Marketers who don’t think that their online reputation is important should look at these recent survey results that were published on Adweek: Eighty-two percent of U.S. consumers reported doing at least some online research before deciding to buy something. To do this research, about six out of ten consumers say that they start their research…

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The Many Misconceptions About SEO

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Everyone with a website wants to rank higher in Google searches. So site owners (or people they hire) try a lot of techniques to make their site optimized to what they feel Google is looking for as far as ranking one site above another. This practice of SEO (search engine optimization) can be helpful, or…

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STEAM Education Combines Art With STEM Subjects

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Alone, they are a scattering of yellow, blue and green cords in a grey case. But when eighth-grader Robert Rubio gets ahold of them at this community arts center, he can create light. With unwavering focus and practiced dexterity, he slowly connects the colored wires and small pins to an Arduino-brand circuit board. Thanks to…

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Largest Protest in U.S. History Was the Women’s March

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Though different publications are providing different figures, The Independent reports that between 3.3 and 4.6 million people walked and carried signs in the Women’s March, 750,000 in Los Angeles, 575,000 in Washington D.C., 450,000 in New York, 250,000 in Chicago and many smaller figures in other cities, making this the largest protest in American history….

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The Importance of ESL Education

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Educational programs providing the opportunity to international students to work with bilingual teachers in order to learn English as a second language are called ESL Programs. They furnish a number of benefits to students of any level of expertise. Both beginner and advanced students can grow their English skills by participating in ESL programs. ESL…

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The Articles of Confederation

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The Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 founding states, legally establishing the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and serving as its first constitution. Though they are influential even to this day, the Articles created a weak government that ultimately was replaced in 1789 by the United States…

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History of the Making of the First Color Cartoons

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After years of a successful black-and-white career, animated cartoons are due to take on the additional appeal of color, thanks to the perfection of a process which is explained in detail in this article. The first of 13 one-reel animated cartoon comedies in color have just been completed in Hollywood, marking the beginning of a…

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Art Leads to Truth and Reconciliation

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Last month, while the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) hearings were taking place in Vancouver, a group of artists in Kamloops was telling its own story about residential schools through art. The exhibit was the final piece of the “Art + Reconciliation” MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) which took place from July 15 to Sept….

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The Transformation Into the Modern World

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The central argument of The Global Transformation is straightforward: during the 19th century, this transformation remade the basic structure of international order. This involved a complex configuration of industrialization, rational state-building, and ideologies of progress. What do we mean by these terms? By industrialization we mean both the commercialization of agriculture and the two-stage industrial…

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The Great Recession of 2008

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The Great Recession, which officially lasted from December 2007 to June 2009, began with the bursting of an 8 trillion dollar housing bubble. The resulting loss of wealth led to sharp cutbacks in consumer spending. This loss of consumption, combined with the financial market chaos triggered by the bursting of the bubble, also led to…

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