Why I’ve Decided to Go Vegetarian

Why I’ve Decided to Go Vegetarian

There was a time not too long ago when swearing off meat put you in a very strange, die-hard, animal-praising class of people. In 1970, only 1% of Americans self-identified as vegetarians. Since awareness of the health and environmental issues surrounding modern meat production has increased though, the number of vegetarians has risen dramatically (somewhere […]

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What do #Hashtags Mean for Facebook?

What do #Hashtags Mean for Facebook?

Facebook finally unveiled the hashtag feature that they’ve been talking about for a few months now. As an avid Twitter and Google+ user, I’ve been comfortable with hashtags for a long time, but for many casual social media users, this will be the first time they are exposed to the search utility. For bloggers, marketers, […]

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Social Media 101: Be Human

Social Media 101: Be Human

I’ve been active on social networks for almost my whole life. It’s weird to say that, because people just a few years older than myself couldn’t claim this about themselves. My generation is the first to grow up with it, and the first to form their thoughts about customers, sales, and marketing with social media […]

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The Hypocrisy of Religious Business Leaders

The Hypocrisy of Religious Business Leaders

I was born and raised in the religious south – Tennessee to be specific. Business leaders are conservative; politicians talk about “intelligent design” in schools; workers don’t get unions. This is all part of life in the “Bible Belt.” As an agnostic in this environment, it has always amazed me how corrupt allegedly “Christian” business […]

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How Do You Gauge Your Happiness?

How Do You Gauge Your Happiness?

One of the funniest things I’ve noticed in our society is the disconnect between happiness and material wealth. The common myth states that by making more money, one can become happier. By making more money, one won’t worry about physical health. By making more money, one will be able to buy the things he wants. […]

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America: The Country of Escape Artists

America: The Country of Escape Artists

Communities across America are experiencing injustice and turmoil, and all we want to do is “get out” We have a serious problem here in America. We can’t face up to our own problems. While this statement could reflect our personal lives, political shortcomings, or any number of issues, today I’m referring to the loss of […]

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