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Why Small Businesses are Worth the Investment

There are many large businesses today that started out as small businesses. At first, they were a little-known company, today it is one of the most powerful businesses in the corporate world today. That’s just a major reason why investing in small businesses are worth the effort. Small businesses may be fledgling, as they typically are, but with the right kind of people, organization and financial support, they can, as the expression...

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What to look for when buying a used home

Buying a used home can be a tricky process, as there are literally tons of things that you are going to have to inspect thoroughly. For most of Than Merrill’s Fortune Builders students, buying a home is likely the biggest asset they will purchase during their lifetimes. There are a handful of things that you are going to want to pay very close attention to and examine closely, although if you do not know what you are doing, you should...

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Energy Spending and Saving in Schools

The only thing American public school districts spend more on than energy is salaries. Textbooks, computers, extracurriculars and supplies–all things we associate with learning and schools–are trivial in the budgets. Though it seems unbalanced in our eyes, there are many reasons why schools have to spend such an obscene amount on energy yearly–mainly on heating, cooling, plug loads and lighting. The average public school...

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Saving Energy One Volt at a Time

Saving Energy One Volt at a Time

As the world moves towards a greener mindset, it isn't a far stretch to say this decade will be defined by the word conserve. With companies such as Cenergistic (formerly known as Energy Education) leading the charge in improving energy savings. The Dallas, Texas-based firm is dedicated itself to helping schools k-12 in 85 school districts around the country in reducing energy, and takes its fee as the percentage of savings.

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A Visit to the Cayman Islands

A Visit to the Cayman Islands

It is no surprise that Abacus is a favorite Cayman Islands restaurant http://www.camanabay.com/the-town/dine/ among locals and tourists, alike. Diners have the option of feasting inside the restaurant’s elegant, modern dining room or outside on the outdoor patio where they will be entertained by a live DJ on Friday nights.

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Getting Around U.S. Virgin Islands

Taking a cruise is also a popular way to travel to the Virgin Islands— in fact, St. Thomas is the busiest cruise port in all the Caribbean. Although its port is less busy, you can also take a cruise to St. Croix. Popular lines to visit both islands include Holland America Line and Royal Caribbean.

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A Look at Global Travel Trends

A Look at Global Travel Trends

During a prolonged and grinding recession, the travel industry was one of the few sectors to bounce back early and help buoy the global economy. Last year, the industry accounted for 9.5 percent of the global economy (nearly $7 trillion) and employed 266 million people — about 9 percent of the global work force. Below are excerpts from a conversation with David Scowsill of Britain, president and chief executive of the World Travel and...

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Health apps, new tech continue to help users live a healthy lifestyle

Training for a marathon or simply increasing your physical activity level is all about motivation, and now it can be as simple as downloading an app to your smartphone or putting on a wearable device like a fitness tracker. With these integrated technologies, you can learn your heart rate, track your daily steps, log your food intake and more – all while staying in stride with your regular routine.

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