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If you’ve ever used a phonebook to look up a phone number, chances are, you’ve used the library to do research and rented VHS tapes to watch movies. The Internet has changed all that, making the common ways we used to conduct our lives things of the past. Take a trip down memory lane to revisit what we used to do—and what we do now—and how our lives have changed. more...

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This Mother’s Day, while you ponder what to give or do for your mother, consider the roots of the holiday. Rather than a gimmick devised by the greeting card industry, Mother’s Day actually has a long history, stretching from ancient Greece to 17th century England to the Civil War. Share and enjoy with your mother why this day in honor of our mothers is so important! more...

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If you’ve ever gone fishing, you have some insight into the cyber crime of phishing. Rather than you tossing out your line to hook your catch, you are the prey targeted by fraudsters. Find out more about how to recognize when you’ve been phished or scammed and what you can do about it. Anyone using the Internet (yes, that’s you) should read on to be prepared. more...

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Needless to say, in the last 10 years, a lot has changed thanks to technology. And at lightning speed. Take the way we shop, for example. Or bank—who hasn’t used online banking? Not many. Only 10 years ago, LegalZoom.com was at the forefront of the technology revolution, coming at a time with the dot-com craze went bust. What else has technology touched in the last 10 years? Just about everything—from media, to personal communication, cars and more—take a look, you’ll be amazed. more...

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If you’ve ever used an online dating service, here’s one piece of news you might be interested in—you no longer have to keep it a secret. Nowadays, online dating is no longer something to hide. With about 40 million participants in the U.S. and many ways in which to connect with people, you might have better luck finding your soul mate online than anywhere else. more...

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Whether you look forward to it or dread it, the office holiday party is usually the one event you can’t afford to avoid. Unlike a regular party, the office party comes with some definite dos and don’ts to keep you in good standing with your employer. Follow these simple rules and you’ll be sure to make this one party an event to enjoy. more...

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If you’re planning a trip overseas—or even over the border— this holiday season, besides planning your itinerary, there are some important legal steps to take to ensure you and your family are protected while you’re away. Make this handy checklist part of your essential To-Dos. more...

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With the year winding down and shopping season almost upon us, now is the time for small business retailers to rethink their strategy for attracting customers. In spite of the competition from big-box retailers, it’s possible to mix bit of business savvy with a dash of technology to make the perfect recipe for holiday shopping success. more...

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Got an attic or basement full of treasure? Wondering if that collection you inherited from Aunt Mildred is worth thousands or just a bunch of creepy old dolls? Check out these 5 tips to help you figure out whether you’re sitting on a treasure chest or a trash bin. more...

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From first frosts to the first color change of the season, October is known for its bounty of fall firsts. But October is also known for many landmark achievements that helped shape the history—and future―of America. Check out some October events that have shaped our nation. more...

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