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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Solving A Food Problem

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Different Niches According to Associated Press food editor, J.M. Hirsch, he started a blog called Lunch Box Blues to help tackle the challenge of preparing daily lunches for his young son, and then other parents began asking for advice. On … Continue reading

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Got Milk? You’d Better!

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An Idea Consumers Could Not Refuse Rumor has it that gangster Al Capone created the idea of putting expiration dates on milk cartons.  Forget about it! However, during the Prohibition era, the mob did have their fingers (udders?) in the … Continue reading

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The Postal Inspector

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Fraud on the Internet Find out what kinds of ventures the postal inspector puts out of business. Free DVDs or printed material. Reference https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/investigations/MailFraud/fraudschemes/FraudSchemes.aspx  

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Apprenticeship Search Quiz

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Trade Skill Mini Tests  Although this site is geared to Canadian apprenticeship programs, the trades listed for jobseekers at apprenticeshipsearch.com include brief self-assessment tools entitled Do you measure up? It’s useful starting point info for visitors outside Canada considering working … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship

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Learning by Doing The reality program The Apprentice has been on the air for seven years, but the concept is centuries old. Apprenticeship was an accepted method of learning a skill. For instance, Leonardo da Vinci apprenticed out at age … Continue reading

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TechShop San Francisco

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Invention Workshop for Do-It-Yourselfers TechShop states that their program is for everyone, regardless of their skill level. I’m not so sure about that. If you’ve ever watched Tim Allen’s Home Improvement, or Bill Cosby’s character, Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, happily strap … Continue reading

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The Business of Humor

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Many Niches in the Laughter Industry Whether it’s marketing comedy sketches via podcasts, manufacturing or retailing gag gifts, or writing novelty humor books, the industry has countless niches. For instance, some comedians use their standup skills beyond the world of … Continue reading

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Voice Work for Beginners

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Technology Changes Industry Voiceover acting is now a tech-driven home-based free-lance business, in many cases. Several years ago, you would travel to a studio to record your auditions, but today you’re expected to have quality home equipment in order to … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Hawthorne: Fame but No Fortune

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Today, The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables are familiar to many students assigned to read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s work. It was a different story during the author’s lifetime, in the 19th century. Although he was well-known, his … Continue reading

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Cereality

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Breakfast on the Go Watching pedestrians during morning rush hour gave the founders of the Cereality Company the idea for a new concept, according to Jordan Levine, CEO. Mothers with children and executives all shared a common habit while rushing … Continue reading

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