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Remember the Army slogan, “I Want YOU for the U.S. Army!”? The poster showed a very stern Uncle Sam jabbing his finger nearly out of the picture. What about the one by Smokey the Bear? “Even YOU can prevent forest fires!” Well, let’s add another one, shall we? “It’s important for YOU to consider Public School Rankings !” when considering a move to a new city or state.

Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers – This is not some new teaching technique, but points to something unique. Publi...

Charlotte Schools Encourage Parental Involvement

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools know all about educating students. They know how to efficiently and effectively run a school system. They also know the importance of parental involvement. To that end, they have developed the slogan, “What a family DOES matters more than what a family HAS”.

Recognizing the fact that a child’s first teacher is a parent, Charlotte Schools are working to communicate this belief to Charlotte Schools parents and to encourage them to get involved i...

Book Review: Marketing Your Small Business For Big Profits By David Mason

Book Review: Marketing Your Small Business For Big Profits By David Mason
Book Review: Marketing Your Small Business For Big Profits By David Mason
I have no idea how many books are crammed onto bookshelves all about the subject of marketing, there must be many millions. It is a subject well understood, how do you make someone buy your Widget as opposed to the other guys Widget? Marketing is the answer, but, marketing comes at a price. How much can you afford?

I have a friend who is a retired BBDO exec, and in his mind, marketing that widget should cost the same as the national debt of a small country. Most small businesses can hardly manage to pay the rent and other expenses, never mind a TV spot on The Superbowl.

David Mason has done a very fine job of encapsulating the important aspects of marketing into a very short read. While I am not sure that he has introduced anything new, he has put it on paper that even the most book ‘resistant’ company owner could manage, at a scant 121 pages this should not scare even the skittish book reader.

Back To School: Helpful Supplies For Students

The words "back to school" are a faint whisper in students' ears now, but in a few months, they will be a sharp screech like nails on a blackboard.

For most students, the month of August is a time for preparation. Students from elementary through high school must decide which school supplies they will need in the new year. Buying these essential supplies is a task for anyone, so why not ease the pain on parents and their wallets? It is time for your educational institution...

How freelance copywriters work

How freelance copywriters work
How freelance copywriters work
Once a job has been arranged and commissioned, the freelance copywriter is ready to begin writing. Some freelance copywriters find it easiest to write in the format and tone of the target medium, while others may prefer to brainstorm ideas, perhaps not even using any writing medium at all. Some freelance copywriters find that their best ideas occur to them when they are in a situation far away from orthodox work environments. Most experienced freelance copywriters keep pen and paper to hand around the house, so that if a catchy slogan or compelling concept occurs to them, they can jot it down and ensure it gets used. It’s a safe assumption that most freelance copywriters are now using Microsoft Word or a similar word-processing program for their writing. The sheer ease of use in being able to write, rewrite and restructure your work makes this a no-brainer for the vast majority of freelance copywriters.

Help! Finding a lawyer

Chances are if you are looking for a lawyer you are at a very stressful time in your life, and are overwhelmed. It doesn’t have to be as hard or as costly as you think to find a good lawyer. Provided below are some tips that can take the stress out of finding a lawyer
What is it that you wantWhen first starting out the whole process take time to jot down exactly what it is that you want in a lawyer and in your legal case in general. This will help save you cost and aid greatly

Violence in Video Games Affects Children

Violence in Video Games Affects Children
Marching through large building using various bombs and guns to pick off victims is a conventional video-game scenario. ?In the Colorado massacre, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris used pistol-grip shotguns, as in some video-arcade games?(Leo). The pools of blood, screams of agony, and pleas for mercy must have been familiar?they are featured in some of the newer and more realistic kill-for-kicks games. ?With each kill,? the Los Angeles Times reported, ?the teens cackled and shouted as though playing one of the morbid video games they loved (quoted in Leo).? ?And they ended their spree by shooting themselves in head, the final act in the game Postal?(Leo). Because of this massacre in Colorado, violent video games have been a hot topic lately. Video games do effect youth in America today.
?The electronic-games industry posted sales of $5.5 billion in the U.S. in 1998, and the games were the second-most popular form of home entertainment after television? (Quittner). One survey was done and it found that nine out of ten U.S. households with children have rented or owned a video or computer game. ?Nearly a third of the Top 100 video-console games for the first quarter of 1999 had at least some sort of violent content?(Quittner).
One of the most violent games on the market is Postal. The scenario of this game is very simple. The main character is a Postman that has gone crazy, and the object is to kill anything that moves, including parishioners leaving church or the high school band. At one point in the game the postman replies, ?Only my gun understands me.?


In George Orwell's 1984, the Party, the government of Oceania, has many slogans. One of the sayings is "Big Brother Is Watching You". Despite the fact that the slogan is only mentioned a few times throughout the novel, it embodies the government that Orwell has created.
We first learn of the slogan when the setting is described on the first page of the book. Orwell depicts, in explicit detail, the sights, sounds, and smells of Oceania. When illustrating the hallways of Victory Mansions, Winston Smith's and other members of the Party's apartment complex, Orwell writes:

10 Hottest Degrees For Fall 2006

Earning an advanced degree could be the ticket to a higher salary or better job security. Find out which ones are hottest now.

1. Sonography – Researchers continue to find new uses for ultrasonography, leading to the creation of more jobs for trained individuals capable of managing the diagnostic equipment. It’s a well-paid job that combines personal communication with technical skills – never boring, and always rewarding!
The first step to a career in any of these fields...

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne
It was a brash, bustling, energetic country in which
Hawthorne grew up and carved out his writing career. The
covered wagons were rolling West, with signs that bravely
declared "California or bust!" The first passenger railroad
opened, and the trains went huffing and puffing along at the
(then) incredible speed of 20 miles an hour. Jackson was
elected president, throwing the conservative statesmen out of
office and ushering in the age of democracy and the common