Monthly Archives: December 2014

World’s First Amputee Pop Star Changes How We Think About Disability

There is no doubt that musicians and musical artists always strive to break the mold. Whether it is through venturing into new musical territory, focusing on a unique sound, or building a distinctive identity and image, a major asset for any musician is the ability to stand out in a sea of artists. For pop star Viktoria… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Natalie Panek, Rocket Scientist and Adventurer – Part 2

In Part 1 of her interview last week, rocket scientist Natalie Panek talked to us about how she first discovered her interest for space and how her desire to pursue a career in aerospace technology was born out of that interest. She shares how her career led her to start working in robotics and how… Read More

How Your Small Business Can Benefit From Public Relations

Small businesses don’t have the budgets of major corporations, leading many small business owners to forgo public relations activities altogether. Although public relations is multifaceted and modern public relations campaigns are becoming more innovative and complex, there are some simple techniques small business owners can use to generate awareness about their businesses.   Establishing an Online Presence… Read More

Best Online Tools for the Modern PR Pro

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Like it or not, the Internet has changed public relations. If you’re not educated about the newest tools available to you as a PR practitioner, or if you’re clinging to the old ways of the industry, you’re going to get left behind. There are hundreds of online tools out there (many of them free!) that… Read More

President Obama Calls Sony’s Decision to Pull The Interview a Mistake

The Sony email scandal that rocked Hollywood not only threatened the careers of prominent Hollywood executives, but also prompted a national conversation about freedom of speech and the persistent threat of terrorism in the United States. In a White House speech on December 21, President Obama added his thoughts, stating that he believes Sony made a… Read More

When Will Enough Be Enough?: Latest Case of Police Brutality Further Spotlights Issue

Lately, the frequency of police brutality cases in the news have become less of a shock and more of a regular occurrence to many. The latest example of police brutality quickly made headlines after an NYPD plainclothes officer was caught on tape punching a young man several times while the teen was restrained by several… Read More

NFL Week 16 Preview: Penultimate Peyton Prognostications

As we enter the penultimate weekend of the NFL regular season, our most sincere holiday wish is that you managed to stay far away from any TV that was showing the Titans vs. Jaguars game on Thursday night. If not, shame on you. Between holiday parties, holiday shopping, Hanukkah candle-lighting, and Serial podcast binging, you… Read More

Not All Cocoa is Created Equal: How to Sort the Good and Bad Hot Chocolate Brands

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without hot cocoa, but what few people are unaware of is that not all cocoa is created equal. Sure, we can differentiate between different brands of cocoa based on things like flavor, but some of the most important distinguishing factors between different brands are the things we can’t taste.… Read More