Wordless News April 18, 2013

  April 19, 2013

April 8, 2013 One headline per day, vowel and consonant free. Click here to see the related story.   Click here for the post of the week.   Click here…

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Jasper Johns Collection needs a home

  April 18, 2013

By Temple Ligon April 11, 2013 South Carolina’s Jasper Johns turns 83 in May. He was born in the Augusta hospital because it was the hospital closest to Allendale where…

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DVD Previews: Coming April 23

  April 18, 2013

(c) 2013, The Washington Post. The Impossible (PG-13, 114 minutes, Summit/Lionsgate): The catastrophic nature of the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean that opens this fact-based drama is rendered with…

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Palmetto Compress Warehouse: A Good Fit

  April 11, 2013

By Temple Ligon April 11, 2013 Columbia’s airport is top of the line, especially for a city of its small size and especially for the low amount of passenger traffic.…

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Admission Denied: Fey can’t carry comedy-romance

  April 11, 2013

By Kevin Hyde April 12, 2013 The transcript for the new comedy Admission, which follows an emotionally tumultuous series of events for a university admissions officer, is pretty strong. The…

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Book Review: Nine Days

  April 11, 2013

By Yvonne ZippApril 10, 2013 Novel By Fred Hiatt. In Fred Hiatt’s new young-adult novel, “Nine Days,” a high school junior steals his mother’s credit card and runs away from…

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Get Started!

  April 11, 2013

By Ghost Gardener Columbia, SC April 12, 2013 Spring Fever is running rampant in the Midlands!  This common, seasonal affliction can drive the tidiest city-dwellers to dig in the dirt.  …

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The Art of Packing

  April 11, 2013

By Blake DuBose and Mike DuBose April 12, 2013 Having flown more than 1 million miles, we’ve seen hundreds of hotels, rental cars, airplanes, trains, and cruise ships—and made just…

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Wine Knowledge

  April 11, 2013

By Robert Sox April 12, 2013  Do you assume everyone else knows more about wine than you?  Feel intimidated if the waiter hands you the wine list?  Well, relax.  You’ve…

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Southern Living Gets it Wrong…Again

  April 11, 2013

By Ron Aiken April 10, 2013 On Tuesday, Southern Living magazine announced the winner of its The South’s Tastiest Towns contest for 2013, and the lucky locale was Durham, N.C.…

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TheDailyGrace: Bending Time

  April 11, 2013

By Cathy Rigg MonettiTheDailyGraceApril 12, 2013 It was a book I loved, a good read that tugged tugged tugged at me until it pulled me all the way under. I…

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A Healthy Heart

  April 11, 2013

Columbia, SC April 12, 2013 97 Year-Old Heart Attack Survivor Beating the Odds When you walk through the door of the Providence Hospitals Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation facility, the rhythmic hum of…

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How Did Columbia Become a Cool Food City?

  April 11, 2013

By Tracie Broom Slow Food Columbia Board of Directors Columbia, SC April 12, 2013 Anyone who’s in on Midlands food culture can tell you: it’s blowing up around here. Our…

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Wordless News April 8, 2013

  April 11, 2013

April 8, 2013 One headline per day, vowel and consonant free. Click here to see the related story. Click here for the post of the week.   Click here for…

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Dear Debby and Jerry

  April 11, 2013

Advice from Debby and Jerry on Dating in a New World April 12, 2013   Q #1-Dear Debby and Jerry, I’ve been thinking of joining an online dating site and…

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Chomp!

  April 11, 2013

By Ron Aiken Columbia, SC April 12, 2013 Two Sushi Items You Never Order That Your Chef Is Most Proud Of By one of those happy accidents of spacial dynamics…

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Sustainable Chefs Showcase!

  April 11, 2013

By Ron Aiken Columbia, SC April 12, 2013 Indie Grits, the independent film festival put on by our very own Nickelodeon Theatre (South Carolina’s only non-profit art-house theater, by the…

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The Lost Art of the Thank You Note

  April 1, 2013

Deborah O’Connor April 2, 2013 I cannot emphasize the importance of sending a thank you note, in business as well as in your personal life. Simply put, it shows that…

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Introductions and Handshakes

  March 26, 2013

Deborah O’Connor March 26, 2013 There are many rules that govern business introductions and proper handshakes and everyone should know the basics: Always rise when greeting someone. Both women and…

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Business Dining Etiquette can make or break a deal

  March 13, 2013

Deborah O’Connor March 13, 2013 Some of the most successful business meetings are conducted over lunch or dinner. Knowing how to dine with decorum can determine whether you get the…

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Workplaces all need rules

  February 24, 2013

Deborah O’ConnorFebruary 25, 2013 How important is social strategy to your business? In today’s economic climate, it’s more important than ever. There are several key aspects of a social strategy…

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Your social media use requires ‘netiquette’

  February 18, 2013

It’s hard to imagine our lives today without email, texting, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Social media has forever changed the way we communicate with each other and there is no…

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Considering Self-Publishing Your Book?

  February 5, 2013

Longtime Publisher Offers Tips for Making Choices Self-published books have transformed both the reading and writing landscape, with hundreds of thousands of authors now eschewing traditional publishing routes. Once reserved…

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2012 Employment and Labor Law Final Exam

  December 5, 2012

December 5, 2012 – As 2012 comes to a close, it is time to put your employment and labor law knowledge to the test with Nexsen Pruet’s second annual final…

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Blogs Don’t Have to Be Tough – Part 1

  October 10, 2012

By Dean Schuster, Experience Design Partner truematter Blogs can seem tough, but once standards are set and you get into the flow of things, they can be a great asset…

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Recruiting Big Talent in Small Metro Markets

  September 24, 2012

Written By: Dean Schuster, Experience Design Partner truematter Geography has never been less relevant. Companies and individuals are now free to connect, grow, and advance in ways that weren’t possible…

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How to Screen a Company for a Good Culture Fit

  August 2, 2012

By Thomas J. Walter & Molly Meyer Perhaps you’ve heard about this phenomenon via television shows or movies.  Maybe you’ve read about it in books and articles.  Maybe your friends…

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South Carolina’s Clean Tech Revolution Has Begun

  February 22, 2010

Talking About a Revolution There is a revolution underway…one that is reshaping the way we fundamentally live our lives. While many definitions of clean technology exist, the one that I…

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SC Energy Policy and the Link to Job Creation

  February 22, 2010

By John F. Clark, Director of the South Carolina Energy Office, a unit of the SC Budget and Control Board.  Globally, nationally and within South Carolina, energy is big business.…

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Homegrown Energy

  February 22, 2010

Greg A. Thompson As world leaders descended upon Copenhagen this past December for energy talks, here in America the EPA signaled that the time for talking was over.  In their…

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Our State of Energy

  February 22, 2010

With worldwide electricity demand expected to double in the next 20 years, the need for safe, clean and reliable energy sources has never been greater.   Nuclear energy is experiencing renewed…

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Greening Your Company to Improve the Bottom Line

  January 24, 2010

Greening your business is quickly becoming a popular label many firms are pursuing to capitalize on the popular trend and positive press.  For some companies, it is a necessity out…

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