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In search of a few good ideas?

Few industries are more imperiled economically than journalism. Americans want their news and information to be free, and that's not a good business formula for the media.

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The case for LaVar Ball

He’s crazy. He’s delusional. He’s a helicopter parent spiraling out of control.

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And he shall be LeBron

Normally, four beats three. As in, four basketball all-stars should whip three basketball all-stars.

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Do not do these things your first day on the job

Cheryl Hyatt, an executive-search consultant based in western Pennsylvania, advises people on their first day on the job not to be late, not to talk about their pay and not to engage in gossip.

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Happiness matters

If work is a happy place for you, then more than likely you work for a small business.

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Old-school beers: Ballantine, Schaefer and Schmidt's of Philadelphia

An enjoyable encounter recently with Pabst Blue Ribbon – and that is not an oxymoron – tapped memories of beers from decades ago.

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NFL Draft in Philly: Guessing they'll never show even one image from inside the art museum

Thoughts about the three-day National Football League draft, which begins tonight in Philadelphia at the city's Museum of Art:

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An opportunity for United Airlines

Apparently, “Fly the Friendly Skies” only refers to when you're actually in the air.

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Bet your home on these predictions

Just because ... our annual baseball forecast.

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Handicapping which Crayola color will be sacked

On Friday – National Crayon Day – Crayola will announce a color that it will retire from production. It will be one of the colors in its basic 24-pack of crayons.

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Soda tax gouges consumers and in turn gouges retailers, workers

One of the most outrageous money grabs in recent American government history occurred in Philadelphia last year when the politicians there passed a tax on soda.

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Philly college hoops in turmoil

​​​​​Masked by Villanova's 2016 national championship and top seed in this year's NCAA Tournament is the demise of college basketball in Philadelphia.

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Check your cellphone at the door

How far do you travel from home before you no longer turn back to retrieve your cellphone?

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What? Video games, TV, texting not bad for teens

A long, complex report on the effects of screen time on youth was released in January.

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How genuine are you?

Not sure if being genuine is linked to business success, but it's a valuable trait to have.

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Football is soon over. Then what?!?

Life-as-football-fans-enjoy-it ends at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, by when the Super Bowl should be over. (Prediction – Go with Hoodie and the Patriots, 27-24.)

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Off-kilter Super Bowl odds

The Patriots are favored by three points to beat the Falcons, but there are many other, shall we say, different bets on the Super Bowl.

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Blame lazy readers for the spread of fake news

Fake news, the issue du jour, doesn't have to be if people would read beyond the headline.

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Brainstorming 101

No idea is a bad idea. We've all heard that adage.

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So -- you want to be a manager

Ever have an altruistic desire to lead or guide a nonprofit?

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10 New Year's resolutions to possibly be a better worker in 2017

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, here are 10 New Year's resolutions for 2017:

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Bing, Nat King Cole, Elvis and Frank: the all-time favorite Christmas songs

It's the most wonderful time of the year - for family, for friendships, for faith.

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Whipping this holiday shipping thing

Whether shipping for business or pleasure, it’s the busiest time of the year for sending packages.

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Send Christmas cards to help your career and the post office

If your family mails dozens or even hundreds of Christmas or holiday greeting cards every year, it's wise to send even more.

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Feeling good with 'comfort TV'

Wholesome. Nostalgic. All is right with the world.

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Retailers: Go rogue, be mobile-savvy this holiday season

Rogue retailing and holiday promotions are two ways that businesses can capture extra sales this holiday season. Of course, e-commerce, including mobile, also will dominate the playing field.

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On another note, an American sports hero is coming to town

'Twas an email from a nonprofit that stirred memories of a different time in America, when 20 young men unified our nation – something that's needed now after our tumultuous presidential election.

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All football, all the time

If big-time football had its way, games would be televised eight days a week.

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Working from home hurts efficiency back at the office

Everywhere they turn, baby boomer bosses are bombarded with the notion that they must acquiesce to what millennials want in terms of work-life balance.

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