The Most Influential Songs By Decade

April 27, 2017

Music can have a powerful impact on the events that happen within a decade. It’s tough to narrow down a whole decade to one song, but here are the songs that encompass the events and other happenings from the 1960s to today.

Downtown Revitalizations: Louisville, KY

April 25, 2017

While most people may know Louisville for Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, Louisville’s downtown area now features residential spaces and restaurants. Here’s a little history, along with some places you might want to visit.

How To Start Your Own Indoor Garden

April 21, 2017

Ever wanted to grow your own plants, fruits, or vegetables, but don’t have the outdoor space to do so? With some light and vertical space, you could be able to start an indoor garden.

Be Productive the Last Half Hour of Work

April 18, 2017

While you might be tempted to check your social media accounts and take personal calls when it’s close to quitting time, you can actually set yourself up to be better organized. Here are a few ways you can conquer the last half hour in the office.

Easter Gift Ideas

April 14, 2017

Have you thought about what you are going to put in Easter baskets for loved ones yet? Here are a few suggestions for those of you who might be stumped about what to give.

4 Things to Watch For When Applying for a Credit Card

April 13, 2017

Are you shopping for a new credit card with a specific aspect in mind? Before you send a request to get approved, here are four things you should always look out for when applying.

Healthy Southern Cooking

April 11, 2017

Southern style food for some people is the ultimate kind of comfort food. Whether you prefer “meat and three’s,” or Texas-style BBQ, here are some southern classics made with healthier ingredients.

Be Safe with Powerful Passwords

April 7, 2017

You can never be too careful when it comes to selecting passwords for a new website or service. With this in mind, here are a few ways to keep your passwords out of the wrong hands.

6 Small Changes for Healthier Living

April 6, 2017

Healthy habits can start with just small changes. While many wait until the New Year to make changes to their routine, it’s never too late to start making changes for a healthier lifestyle.

Are Sit-Stand Workstations the Future?

April 4, 2017

Sit-stand workstations, also known as height adjustable tables, allows for users to easily adjust the height of their desk. Here are some reasons why you might see them more in the future.

Giving the Best Gifts for Weddings

March 30, 2017

So wedding season is about to begin and you need gift ideas. Wedding gifts can depend on your relationship to the couple or the location of the wedding.

Ways to Save for an Unforgettable Summer Vacation

March 28, 2017

Dreams of summer vacation. Nightmares of paying for it. If you haven’t already chosen your destination, there’s still time to plan and save up for your next trip.

No Assigned Seats at Work

March 24, 2017

Your office layout affects workplace productivity, efficiency, and collaboration. Depending on employees and their workflow, you may want to ask the question: to have assigned seats or not.

Downtown Revitalizations: Asbury Park, NJ

March 23, 2017

A lesser known gem along the Jersey Shore, Asbury Park offers great beaches, a rich music history, and thriving culinary scene. This revitalized downtown is a great day trip option from New York City or Philadelphia.

Preventative Care for Spring Allergies

March 21, 2017

As the days are getting longer, you probably want to spend more time outside. But not if you have seasonal allergies. Make the season more enjoyable by minimizing the sting of spring allergies.

Save Time in the Morning Before Work

March 16, 2017

If you find yourself always scrambling to get ready for work, all it takes are a few preparations the night before to make a smoother morning routine.

Be More Productive with Gmail

March 14, 2017

Even if you’ve been using Gmail for a while, you may not know all the extensions and features to make e-mailing quicker and more organized.

Unique Thai Recipes

March 9, 2017

Tired of making the same things every night for dinner? Be adventurous and take yourself on a culinary journey to Thailand, using ingredients from your local supermarket.

What Your Favorite Instrument Says About Your Work

March 7, 2017

You may know about the benefits of music and playing an instrument. But whether you learned to tickle the ivories or pluck the strings, there are some office personality traits associated with your instrument of choice.

Why Does a Clean Desk Lead to Better Productivity?

March 2, 2017

A neat desk could lead to five extra minutes of daily productivity. Although there might be more important things to do, organizing your workspace could actually help you get more done.

How Running Can Clear Your Mind

February 28, 2017

There are good mental incentives for runners and joggers. While you may feel some physical pain after a strenuous workout, there are multiple benefits…

What You Can Make to Improve Reading

February 24, 2017

Whether you’re an adult or a child, there are various crafts you can make to improve reading. Whether it’s practicing pronunciation…

6 Tools, Apps & Extensions for Better Time Management

February 23, 2017

How productive are you overall? If you find that you have poor time management, there is hope for you. According to research by Simply Productive…

Downtown Revitalizations: Long Beach, CA

February 21, 2017

Long Beach is home to great beaches, shops, and restaurants. Here is how downtown Long Beach was reinvented, along with some recommended areas to visit.

Benefits of Playing an Instrument

February 16, 2017

Ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar, piano, or drums? How about the oboe or clarinet? No matter what you’re interested in learning…

Staying Productive During Snow Days

February 14, 2017

Snow days provide you with an opportunity to work from home, which can actually benefit your productivity. Here is some advice to help you benefit from…

The Best Places to Find Handmade Gifts

February 10, 2017

According to, the demand for gifting handmade items has increased significantly. Here are a few online stores you should check out…

Zesty Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

January 17, 2017

Super Bowl parties are a great way to get together with friends. Tired of having the same old chips and dip at your party? Here are a few suggestions.

What Genre of Music Best Fits Your Mood?

January 12, 2017

Music can tend to have a profound effect on the mind and body. Here are a few suggestions of what you should listen to based on your mood.

Getting Started with Social Advertising

January 6, 2017

If you haven’t started advertising your business across social media platforms yet, now is the time do so. Here is a basic breakdown…

Downtown Revitalization – Des Moines

November 28, 2016

The capital of Iowa has long had a reputation as one of the least hip, least interesting and least dynamic cities in the Western world, a dull insurance town set amid the unending corn fields of flyover country, a place Minneapolis looks down on and the young and ambitious flee as soon as they graduate.

Working While Parenting

August 23, 2016

Are you a busy parent who is lucky enough to work from home when needed? Many employers are becoming more flexible with work hours to help parents lower their child care costs and ensure that they have enough supervision. According to, almost 3.7 million workers complete their shift remotely at least twice or three times a week. If you have children around, you might have a few unexpected distractions. Below are just a few ways to maintain your focus on those days where your kids are running around your house.

Downtown Revivals: Buffalo, NY

August 15, 2016

From 2012 to 2013 alone, 2.3 million people migrated to cities and metropolitan areas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Buffalo, New York is one city that has significantly benefited from this trend. According to The Buffalo News, the city’s downtown district now boasts a 97 percent occupancy rate, and 643 apartment units have been […]

Saving For Baby: Planning for Parenthood

August 11, 2016

Babies can be a great source of joy for you, family and friends. While babies are adorable, they are also pricey. says that raising one child costs $12,000 a year. Before and after the birth of your child, there are questions you should be able to answer about your finances before committing to having a child.

Should Your Office Dress Down?

July 27, 2016

For some offices, everyday is casual Friday. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), approximately 36 percent of American workers are allowed to dress casually multiple times a week. Just recently, J.P. Morgan announced that their bankers can now wear golf shirts and khakis, and even jeans in some departments. Obviously, dressing down depends on a few factors, like whether or not customers visit your business. Below are some of the pros and cons to consider.

Keep Your Debit Card Safe

July 11, 2016

Do you think about what ATM you visit or where you use your debit card? If you use an ATM on a busy street, or one that is not affiliated with a well-known bank, you might want to think twice before using it. In 2014, the United States accounted for 48.2 percent of worldwide debit/credit card losses.

Getting Ready to Go Back to School

July 5, 2016

It’s that time of year. While you are probably busy spending your weekends soaking up the sun and spending quality time with loved ones, there’s one thing that you should be thinking about: school is almost starting again. Before you get caught in the back to school rush, here are a few things you can get a head start on.

Why Everyday Should Be Bring Your Pet to Work Day

June 30, 2016

Many offices have bring your kid to work day, but how about your pets? Sometimes, people consider their pets as their own children. Approximately 20 percent of Americans work in pet-friendly offices, and 23 percent believe pets should be allowed at work. Here are a few reasons why the only barking in your office shouldn’t come from higher ups.

Five Exercises You’re Doing Incorrectly

June 28, 2016

When working out, there can be room for error with any exercise you try, but using too much weight, or not lifting weight correctly can cause injuries. Below are a few common exercises where mistakes are frequently made, and some solutions to improve your posture and form.

Benefits of Having a Dual Monitor Workstation

June 7, 2016

As work hours become longer, there is a constant concern about workplace productivity. By delivering your employees the right tools, they can remain productive. If you keep them happy, healthy, and comfortable, productivity will increase. Dual monitor workstations can help employees work faster by displaying two different documents, internet webpages, or emails at the same time. See how productivity can improve with the incorporation of dual monitor workstations.

Best Gifts for Summer Gatherings

June 3, 2016

It’s finally summer. With beach trips and invitations for BBQ’s streaming in, you might be trying to get creative with what you can bring as a gift for your host. Want some different ideas? Here are some items that are often overlooked.

Things You Didn’t Know Your Mac Could Do

May 26, 2016

Are you switching operating systems and unsure of how to do certain things? Whether you are a long time Mac user who is looking for a shortcut to make your work efficient, or a new Mac user who is trying to figure out the basics, here are few tips to save you time.