I Heart this Week {Feb. 6 to Feb. 14}

This year’s Valentine’s Day will not have an exhaustive plan for several reasons. The commercial pressure of spending money takes away the “the spur of the moment” romantic feeling.Read the rest at My Life Runs on Food....more

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Events Of This Year

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Foodies in Austin, Rejoice! Foodieprenuer Delivers 4 Days of Fab Feasts

What happens when you mix ingredients like lobster, Bananas Foster and Indian cuisine with a lounge singer and a couple of Lucha Libre wresterlers? Well, according to Anne Rutt-Enriquez, owner of Hosteria Verde Supper Club & Catering, you're celebrating Thanksgiving Austin-style. After all, the "Keep Austin Weird" motto is embraced by Austinites for good reason. The vibe is different here. The quirkier, the better - even when it comes to traditional holiday feasting....more

It's Time to Celebrate Self

Next week is National Singles Week! Unbeknown to most, there is a specially designated week each year which celebrates singles as they embrace their independence and are recognized for their achievements and contributions to society. ...more

Small Business Tip: Scammers Masquerading as FBI Agents May Be Lurking in Your Email

There is an e-mail scam you may want to alert your small business staff to watch out for.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into an online scam targeting businesses and individuals alike. The scammers are using a series of official looking e-mails requesting financial and bank information as part of an FBI investigation. The sender is masquerading as a FBI investigator trying to obtain bank records from the recipients, and threatens legal action if the request isn't answered. ...more

How to Connect in Continuing Education Class

When we think of “back to school,” we immediately think of children or we reminisce about the times when we were young.  For baby boomers, continuing education is making a comeback.  It’s a great way to stay marketable and meet others after years of working and raising children.  If you are widowed, divorced, or just looking to connect, enrolling in a class could be your best advantage.  According to the American Association of Retired People, there are more than 25 million single baby boomers and 63% of them are actively dating.  Following ar ...more

Happy Howl-O-Ween For Pets

By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore Pets have become more than just companions; they are a part of the family. In fact more and more pet owners are taking the love for their pet to the next level and dressing them up for Halloween. This practice is fun and adorable but it’s also important to think about your pet’s safety to protect them from things that go bump in the night. ...more

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What is Your Follow Up Strategy?

So, you've gone to a networking event, perhaps just gotten home from BlogHer '09, and now you have a pile of business cards and new contacts. What do you do next? It can sometimes be a little overwhelming but follow up is a critical element in making the most of new connections you make. ...more

I agree - and that's why I focus on Facebook, which is a lot more appropriate - in fact it's ...more