Rumors of direct mail marketing’s demise have been greatly exaggerated for years. With the advent of online marketing tactics, people thought it’d die out for sure, yet it continues to thrive. In fact, it’s expected that spending on direct mail marketing will have increased by 3.6% by the end of 2014. Perhaps most surprising to […]
Month: August 2014
Schools Across the U.S. Redouble Commitment to Student Nutrition with Participation in Subsidized Meal Programs
Schools across the United States are making new efforts to help shape their students into healthier, more productive members of American society, and no, we’re not talking about common core or any other new revisions to state curriculum. One of the biggest battles against America’s ever dwindling academic reputation isn’t taking place in textbooks and […]
Money Talks In The Music Industry, So Does Location
Last year, funnyman Jimmy Kimmel sent a video crew to the Coachella, a two-weekend music festival held in the Southern California desert, in order to ask festival goers about their opinions in regards to various bands that would allegedly be playing during the famous event. One after another, interviewees praised the bands in question, claiming […]
Are the New Security Measures on the Hoboken Waterfront Enough?
Hoboken, while close to New York City, doesn’t experience much violent crime itself. Often, the biggest news surrounds Carlo’s Bakery (home of “The Cake Boss”). The city’s lack of violent crime only serves to highlight a surprising statistic for 2014: already, three people have died from drowning in Hudson County. This sudden upsurge hasn’t been […]
New York City Going Green Thanks to Investors
Steve Schleider is New York City’s only LEED-AP certified commercial real estate appraiser, and he and his Metropolitan Valuation Services company have been stressing the importance of great landscaping even in a concrete jungle. “I have long been both a proponent of green real estate best practices and in the forefront of valuing green real […]
Researchers Using New eDNA Technology to Test Buffalo Waters for Damaging NY Invasive Species
Can a quick test determine whether invasive species are hiding in the depths of Buffalo’s nearby lakes and rivers? Researchers from Central Michigan University are saying that their new “environmental DNA test” can determine whether species like the damaging Asian carp are present with a single, quick water test. The three researchers collected dozens of […]
Are DIY Home Improvement Projects Really a Smart Choice?
Do-it-yourself home repairs may seem like a great money saving option to many, and while some projects can be, they can also end up costing you more in the end. Unless you know what you’re doing, it is best to leave the big home improvement projects up to the professionals. Experts advise doing extensive research […]
North Dakota Hepatitis C Outbreak Spreads
The Hepatitis C outbreak that recently hit North Dakota has spread, bringing the total number of people infected to 47, according to state health officials. The Associated Press reported that the newest cases affected residents of an assisted living facility called Somerset Court in Minot, ND. All of the other cases took place at HCR […]