Month: March 2017

Television Tourism: Actually Following Your Favorite Shows

A little embarrassing to admit, but at some point, at least a few of us have wanted to hop inside our favorite television program. We form such a strong connection to the characters we want to break through the screen barrier and join in on the story. It turns out that number might be more than a few with several organizations profiting off of tours centered on television shows. Here are just a few of the tours available for TV tourists. The Office (Scranton, PA) Television loves to use cities as characters. Concrete jungles like New York, Los Angeles...

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Technology Creates Job Opportunities

Technology creates job opportunities There’s a lot of concern about technology replacing human labor and eliminating job opportunities, but a recent study by Deloitte indicates otherwise. After evaluating data from all the way back to the 1800s, researches discovered that technology has created far more jobs than it has eliminated. Startups combine technology and innovation, which is why they’re one of the most important sources of job creation today. Technology’s affect on labor Technology increases spending power for regular consumers. Increased spending power leads to higher demand for hairdressers, restaurants and other common consumer goods. Fewer and fewer people...

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Kansas Startup Update: Blooom

Matt Westenburg Talks Startups Business is blooming at Blooom. Blooom is a registered investment advisory startup that grew from their founders’ Midwest roots and passions for solid financial advice. Located in Leawood, Kansas, these guys are the real deal. Registered with the SEC, Blooom has been helping people from all kinds of financial situations develop their portfolios since they were founded in 2013. The benefits of working with Blooom professionals A 401k that’s managed by professionals can grow twice as much as one that you keep track of yourself. This service is especially important as many economists warn that...

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Caffeine-Free Ways To Jolt Your Energy

Caffeine-free ways to jolt your energy A morning energy jolt from sugary caffeine drinks might seem like the only way to get your day started, but you have other options. Here are some caffeine-free ways to boost your energy and reduce your dependence on coffee. Turn off your phone, turn up your energy Spending more time on your smartphone or electronic device can make it more difficult to stay focused on one task. With constant distractions from text messages, emails and games, it’s no wonder people find it more difficult to pay attention. Using electronics before bed or checking...

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How to Babble the World

Pointing in a general direction 15 times only to retire to a nervous smile that, with only seconds, transforms to a dumb smile is practically an international traveler’s rite of passage. Unless you’re a hermit whilst traveling or possess superhuman intelligence that allows you to learn nearly every language, you’ll likely have the humbling experience of not being able to communicate in the native tongue of a country you’re traveling to. Luckily, there are ways to limit your number of dumb smiles flashed on trips. Courteous Folks Unless I accidentally turn this blog post into an earth shattering piece...

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