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Commercials are not for bathroom breaks

3 minutes remaining in the half, Seahawks ball at midfield. 3rd and 1. Shotgun, trips right. Jermaine Kearse in the slot, Russell Wilson calls for the snap. It's high. Wilson scoops it off the ground. Breaks a tackle, rolling left. Wilson fires deep to the left side of the endzone! Kearse has a step! HE DIVES! TOUCHDOWN! Replays ensue. Extra point good. Now for a commercial break. It's not really…

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Commercials are not for bathroom breaks

Social Media: Do you really need it?

I’ve always maintained that the only thing worse than not having a Facebook page is having a dusty one. After all, what’s the point in setting up all your social media networks if you don’t have the time and resources to invest in them? As we move forward in 2015, it’s time to take a step back and look at the big picture. Not only is this the year Marty McFly visits us from Back to the Future Part…

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Social Media: Do you really need it?

Avenue 25’s Favorite Life Hacks, Part 4

It may not be springtime yet, but the start of the new year is a great time to focus on cleaning!  No, it is not an exciting topic for most but I know we all feel better when things are, well, just not so dirty anymore.  This clean-themed edition of Avenue 25’s favorite life hacks has some great tips to minimize the effort and maximize the results. AT THE OFFICE Keyboards collect dust and all kinds…

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Avenue 25’s Favorite Life Hacks, Part 4

Time Balls and Other Things (Pickles and Tacos!) that will Drop Tonight

Ah, New Year’s Eve. The closing out of another chapter. Out with the old, in with the new. A time to reflect as well as project… feel free to insert your own nostalgic/hopeful thoughts here.  Whether we are still December-holiday partying with friends and family or enjoying some cozy, quiet down-time tonight, it is nice to have a moment to look back as well as look forward.  And fortunately we have…

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Time Balls and Other Things (Pickles and Tacos!) that will Drop Tonight

Google's mobile test. Does your website FAIL?

The mobile version of Google Search now indicates if a site is “mobile-friendly” on its search results pages. It’s a nice feature because it helps you avoid those annoying non-mobile-friendly sites when you’re searching on your phone or tablet. I believe I speak for all of us over 40 when I say we’re tired of having to hold the phone at arm’s length to read a site that isn’t mobile-friendly. Now, using…

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Google's mobile test. Does your website FAIL?

Avenue 25’s Favorite Life Hacks, Part 3

Fitness tips from Kelly Pile, Director of Operations and Resident Group Fitness Instructor/Enthusiast: Raise your rear view So maybe not quite as fun as talking about the sight of your glutes, I am talking about the mirror in your car.  We all know we need to contract our abdominal muscles to keep them strong but it is hard to remember during all parts of your day.  Raise your rear view mirror about…

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Avenue 25’s Favorite Life Hacks, Part 3

Looking for a WordPress site? Think twice.

So we hear it all the time - "I need to have my site built in WordPress." The first thing we ask is, why. Some of the most common answers are: I don't know, I heard it's the best. It has awesome plug-ins. I've used it before. Let's look into these answers a bit. I heard it's the best. This answer is my favorite. Not only is it an opinion, it's not even your opinion. Just because something…

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Looking for a WordPress site? Think twice.

Don’t let the grind of running your company keep your business from having a personality.

It’s been said that people do business with people – yet many companies struggle to survive by simply doing the job they were hired to do, and leave it at that. So what's wrong with that? They've either forgotten about or never considered the essential role personality plays in the success and well-being of a company. Yes, a businesses can have a personality. Actually it’s the business’ brand that…

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Don’t let the grind of running your company keep your business from having a personality.

How to Use Design to Direct the Eye

Ever wonder what makes you drawn to walk a certain path or focus on an area of the page first? Whether talking about architectural, fashion, print, or online, there’s a purpose behind the layout and structure of every good design. It’s considered essential for success.     So what IS that purpose?  Attention As any middle child will tell you, attention is everything. She might cry for attention,…

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How to Use Design to Direct the Eye

Avenue 25’s Favorite Life Hacks - Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 in our series of the Avenue 25 team’s favorite life hacks. It is always fun to share some of the tried and true tips and tricks we have learned that make our busy lives a little sweeter!  In this blog post we focus on saving both time and money! From Web Director (and Resident Uber-Techie) Jeff Sokol:  How to Automate Your Life Like Jeff Does How does Jeff multitask his crazy life…

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Avenue 25’s Favorite Life Hacks - Part 2