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When shopping around for life insurance, you’ve probably been presented with what are known as “illustrations.” What exactly are they and should they be taken with a grain of salt? Find out. more...

- - Prevention & Safety

We’ve all heard horror stories of the havoc cybercrime can wreak on a business. Fortunately, heightening your business’ digital security doesn’t require breaking the bank or hiring an IT specialist. There are numerous ways you can easily and affordably secure your business’ data—these five steps will show you how. more...

- - Running Your Business

Where there’s a holiday, there’s an invention that has sprung out of it. We’ve gathered a few of the most ubiquitous inventions—patented or not—from the popular winter holidays. more...

- - Lifestyle

Within 48 hours of Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands “SEAL Team 6,” Walt Disney Corporation filed an application to register the name as a trademark. And Disney is just one of the many companies trying to capitalize on this and other real-life events. more...

- - Trademarks

Small business owners are always searching for ways to stand out from the crowd. One way to gain the attention of customers is to dress up your business logo. It can keep your brand fresh and connect you with the customer—just ask Google. more...

- - Promoting Your Business

Big brands like Starbucks, Best Buy and Pepsi are using them to connect with tech-savvy customers. But is there more behind these mysterious, pixelated, scannable boxes that are popping up everywhere? more...

- - Promoting Your Business

With the amount of scams out there, it’s a wonder we don’t fall prey to at least one a day—or maybe we have and just don’t know it yet. From credit card cons to job scams, here are tips to spot the telltale signs before you get duped. more...

- - Prevention & Safety

Can you imagine a world without light bulbs, zippers or—gasp!—computers? Innovation is everywhere and, in many real ways, defines modern life. It has the power to bring societies together and fuel entire economies. more...

- - Patents

Since the advent of the smart phone, more and more people have come to rely on the many services it can provide. But with the recent revelation that unencrypted data can expose to almost anyone where you are and where you’ve been, at what point do privacy concerns trump convenience? more...

- - Technology

Whether you’re 16 or 66, with new technology comes opportunities for innovation. That’s exactly what happened to 16-year-old T.J. Pluhacek. When Apple’s iPad came out, he became its youngest developer. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, read on about him and other young app developers who took a little inspiration and turned it into a big opportunity. If they can do it, so can you! more...

- - Trends