Funny Customer Servi...

I’m someone who will do just about anything to avoid calling customer service; that kind of phone call is my worst nightmare. While these bad interactions can often be humorous, they can easily turn customers away from a brand. It should be in a company’s best interest to have...

Throwback Thursday: ...

Fifty-one years have passed since the historical March on Washington, but Americans everywhere still know Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident;...

Wisdom.Applied Wedne...

Star power works miraculously. From the headphones they use and clothes they wear to charities and causes they support and even their health and wellness habits, celebrities can sway the masses by simply using a product (whether or not they’re paid to endorse it or not). This...

Two Memorable Emmy A...

For the first time since 1976, the biggest names in television gathered to celebrate the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on a Monday night. Fan favorite shows such as Breaking Bad and Modern Family won big, while True Detective and the cast of The Normal Heart were not as successful at the awards...

Trending News Monday...

The world has seen a lot of bad recently with the riots the have ensued from the Michael Brown/Ferguson shooting and ISIS executing American journalist James Foley, but it has also witnessed a lot of good in terms of the viral natural of the Ice Bucket Challenge and the country rallying...

Funny Friday: “...

Time out! This past Wednesday marked the 25th anniversary of the first episode of Saved by the Bell, “Dancing at the Max.” Cue the Millennial sighs (hey, 20-somethings and 30-somethings can be nostalgic). While some teens today may have different reactions to the iconic ‘90s series,...

Throwback Thursday: ...

It’s hard to spend much time in the city of Chicago and be unaware of the name “Wrigley.” For some the name may just bring to mind the Cubs or your favorite type of gum, but it’s important to remember the man behind the name. William Wrigley Jr. is often thought to be one of the advertising...

Wisdom.Applied Wedne...

If you remember, the 2014 World Cup was held in Brazil earlier this summer, but did you know Brazil has the largest economy in Latin America and the seventh largest in the world? At least they do measured by their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which according to the CIA’s World Factbook was...

Two Suprisingly Soci...

Did you know Apple’s App Store website has over 1,000 different apps that are classified as social networking apps? These apps are designed to help users make new friends, keep in contact with loved ones and meet a potential significant other. However, apps that are not intentionally...

Trending News Monday...

One nonprofit’s campaign has taken over the Internet, and if you’re on social media, chances are you’ve witnessed the phenomenon that is the Ice Bucket Challenge. This Trending News Monday, we’re highlighting some of the aspects of the campaign raising awareness...

Fun Friday: When our...

Fans of Lois Lowry’s 1993 young adult novel, The Giver, no longer have to wait for the much-anticipated film adaptation as the film premiered at midnight nationwide. The Internet has been buzzing for months about the differences between the book and the movie from the trailers that were...

Throwback Thursday: ...

“While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions.” — Zelda Williams Monday, the world lost a great light, Robin Williams....

Wisdom.Applied Wedne...

Playing a professional sport seems like a pretty good gig, right? Athletes not only get to play the sport they love and grew up playing, but they generate a pretty healthy salary as well. Athletes playing in the U.S. such as Lebron James, Miguel Cabrera, Calvin Johnson and Alexander Ovechkin...

Two Back-to-School A...

As a recent college graduate, I’m having a hard time believing that for the first time in 17 years I won’t be in “Back-to-School” mode in a few weeks. However, for many other people, the end of August means the end of swimming pools, BBQs and family vacations, and it marks the start of...

Trending News Monday...

Last night, Shark Week spun on to Television sets across America like a whirling, whipping Sharknado (complete with a cameo from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who honored his friend and shark/marine life conservation activist Paul Walker). While the Discovery Channel’s biggest...