The Life and Influence of J.R.R. Tolkien

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Even if you've never read a word he's written, you know of J.R.R. Tolkien and the mightiest product of his imagination, Middle Earth. Maybe you read The Hobbit for the first time as a child (or had it read to you as a bedtime story like I did!) and have loved it ever since, or […]

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#TBT: Rocky and Other Iconic Movies of 1976

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Yo Adrian, I can't believe it's been 40 years! Rocky hit theaters in December 1976, and he's been the heavyweight champ of our hearts ever since. For this Throwback Thursday, let's look at Rocky and other iconic movies of 1976. Over four decades and seven films, we've followed Rocky's ups and downs: from trying to woo […]

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Job Listings Websites: 6 Resources You Should Know

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Hunting for jobs can be overwhelming. Besides all the other concerns, the sheer number of job listing websites means an awful lot of trial and error in a process that is already fraught with difficulties. Are you spending your time on a site that has enough available openings to meet your qualifications? If you're just getting […]

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Making Your Own Way: Guides to Freelancing and Consulting

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More and more people are participating in the gig economy. While the flexibility that this working style provides has many benefits, it can be a difficult road to maintain. Taking the time to learn and thoroughly understand what's required can be the first step on the road to freedom, financial success and accomplishment. Here are some titles […]

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The Art of Smart Digital Marketing

Running your own small business means you are owner, manager, accountant, marketing expert and much more. Trying to build an effective digital marketing presence is difficult, and seeking guidance on the matter can often leave you even more confused... or overwhelmed! To cut through some of the noise, here are four recent trustworthy titles. Guy Kawaski's The Art of Social Media is under […]

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What’s Next? Titles for the Career Changer

It's human nature to become paralyzed when faced with too many choices, and that can be exactly what happens when it's time to start over in your career. Once you make the decision to move on, it doesn't get any easier to pick the path forward. In fact, the feeling can be so overwhelming and the […]

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Roots & the Works of Alex Haley

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Author Alex Haley died in 1992, but people everywhere are still inspired by his work. Let's take a closer look at some of his contributions today. Stories that Haley heard as a child inspired Roots, the book that sold millions of copies, was published in over 35 languages, won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award, and became […]

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#TBT Marilyn Monroe

She's the definition of old Hollywood glamour. A world-famous movie star still beloved, adored and obsessed over decades after her death. Her blonde hair, red lips, wiggle and breathy giggle are instantly recognizable even to someone who has never seen one of her films. She is examined through many different lenses: actress, sex symbol, tragic […]

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#TBT: Singer, Actress, Icon: Cher at 70

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Cher may be the ultimate entertainer. She's such a force that it's hard to say what she's best known for: singer, TV personality, movie star, fashion icon, maybe even Twitter user! So, what do you think of when you think of her? Do you hear her singing "I Got You Babe" with Sonny, or maybe […]

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Quiz: Hollywood Mothers and Daughters

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Take a closer look at some of our favorite mothers and daughters who have lit up Hollywood with this quiz from bloggers Anne Miskewitch, Ashley, Brooks, Ellen, Kate, Michelle and Wsumner.

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