Author: Melissa Thompson

What Regulatory Laws Guide Domain Name Intellectual Property Suits?

Owning an intellectual property can be an arduous task, in part because defending an IP from those who would steal or alter it is extremely difficult and the laws governing regulation of IP are complicated. Many believe they aren’t strict enough or enforced often enough, and they would be right. The number of domain name disputes in particular has risen exponentially over the past few years as the desire for content has skyrocketed. But how do legislative trends affect how you should go about protecting your IP? Oddly enough, Russia is at the forefront of leading the world in...

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Four Adult Events To Attend This Summer

Summer isn’t just for the kids. Plenty of adults do what they can to enjoy their summers. It doesn’t matter if you have children or not, you need to enjoy some summer vacation as well. Ship the kids off to camp, if you’re a parent, and start making some fun plans sans kids this summer. Some of these events are kid friendly, but you still may want to enjoy them without someone continually calling out “mom, dad … ” If you’re ready to enjoy some food, drinks, and culture, here are the things you might want to do this summer. Beer Fests It seems like every city has a beer fest these days. If you like to drink, this is a great type of event to attend. Find out if there is one happening near you (and you don’t even have to wait until Oktoberfest). If you’re anywhere near Michigan, you may want to head to Beer City, USA. That would be Grand Rapids, a bustling metropolis on the west side of the state. They have beer festivals all the time, of all kinds, and a plethora of breweries open and opening monthly (and expanding as well). Music Fests You can drink beer at music festivals as well, and her music at beer festivals. However, nothing beats the amazing experience of camping out for a days long music festival...

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The Effects Of Bad Customer Service

Customer services can make or break a business. If you are not giving your all to your customer they’re going to start giving their business to different places that offer what you’re offering them. Unless you have absolutely no competition in your field, you need to treat your customers well. While customers may not actually always be right, it helps to treat them as if they are. There are so many other things to that go into customer service as well, like the following: Customers need to know you care about the services and products you are offering them They also need to know that you care about them and their needs They want someone that is there to help when they need it, but not stalking them around the store Customers want answers from knowledgeable employees They also want to see smiling faces and hear happy voices If your business isn’t offering those five things, at minimum, to your customers, you will start to suffer the effects of bad customer service. Those effects include what you’re going to read below. Loss Of Single Customer If you give poor customer service to someone you have a high risk of them never coming back to your business. It doesn’t matter if they had a bad experience online or in person. It also doesn’t matter if this was the very first...

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Both Sides Of Gun Issue Agree On One Thing: Governor Ducey

Arizona is part of the legendary Wild Wild West. Many of the true and mythical legends about the Wild Wild West could easily be based in Arizona. Since its earliest days as a territory, when Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp patrolled Tombstone, guns and firearms in general have been part of the fabric of Arizona’s culture and heritage. Even 100 years later, Arizona has been one of the more gun-friendly states in the Union. The state put forth a concealed-carry law in 2014 that is one of the least restrictive laws in America (behind only the constitutional-carry laws that...

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Traffic Intersections: The Most Dangerous Places on the Road

When most people imagine dangerous driving situations, they picture small, dark highways in the middle of nowhere. Indeed, such environments are chilling; the combination of high speeds, low visibility, and tight spaces requires a driver’s full attention. However, research proves that these areas are not nearly as deadly as a much more common traffic scene: the intersection. Of all traffic collisions in the United States, 40 percent take place at intersections. Meanwhile, 50 percent of serious collisions – meaning extensive injuries and/or damage to vehicles – happen at intersections, and more than 20 percent of traffic fatalities occur in the same place. It is a gross miscalculation to approach an intersection without worry or care, and here’s why. Types of Collisions at Intersections Blaring horns, screeching tires, crunching metal – these are the sounds of intersection collisions. Nearly every type of collision can occur at an intersection because drivers may be participating in a number of behaviors while waiting to pass through. Because intersection crashes are so common, car accident lawyers in San Antonio and other cities should always be on call. In the event a driver experiences one of the following potentially life-changing collisions, an attorney should be ready and able to provide support. Oncoming vehicle collisions. Sometimes called frontal or head-on collisions, these crashes occur when two cars heading opposite directions encounter one another. These are most...

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Stand Your Ground: Disprove It, Prosecutors!

In American jurisprudence, the difference with the U.S. compared to many other countries is the principle of “innocent until proven guilty.” This principle puts the burden of proof in a criminal case on the prosecution to prove that a defendant is guilty, rather than the burden on a defendant to prove he is innocent. When it comes to homicides, self-defense has often been a common claim for defendants. In many states, there are what are called “stand your ground” or “castle doctrine” laws, where self-defense can be used as a valid claim against a murder charge in situations where...

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Increased Demand for Laboratory Personnel Continues

Since the Affordable Care Act was introduced, the number of uninsured people has drastically decreased. This means that more Americans than ever now have access to health care. However, because of this, more health care professionals are required to meet the increasing demand. The infographic below, which was created by the online medical lab science programs at the University of Cincinnati, explains this demand in more detail. 12,000 new laboratory scientists are needed each year to keep up with the growing demand, but currently only 5,000 graduates are meeting these needs. Anyone studying for an online bachelor of science degree in medical laboratory science will pretty much walk into a job. The pay isn’t poor either, with graduates earning over $60,000 each year. ‘The Medical Laboratory Scientist Personnel Shortage and the Future of Lab Medicine‘ is an infographic created by the University of...

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Tips For Making Your House Smell Fresh

There is nothing quite like walking into a house that smells like fresh laundry or sweet smelling perfumes. No one wants a house that smells musty or like something died in it. For some people, they don’t find that their house smells necessarily bad, but they do wish that it could smell better. Making your house smell amazing is totally possible if you know where the problem areas start from. Here are some of the best tips for making sure that your house smells the best that it can smell. Keep Your Kitchen Clean The kitchen is one of the biggest culprits for creating unpleasant smells. Make sure that you are keeping the surfaces clear of food and floor clear of spilled foods or crumbs. If you don’t have a garbage disposal make sure that you are cleaning your drains regularly with drain cleaning solution. This will help clear any excess food that has trapped itself on the lines of the drains and sends a moldy rotting smell into your kitchen and consequently into the rest of the house. Try to make it a habit to not leave any dirty dishes in the sink as well as this can quickly create bad smells which are hard to clear out later. Keep Your Bathroom Door Closed Let’s face it, the bathroom is a place where bad smells can occur. Keeping...

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How Should You Determine Optimal Sprint Length in Developing Your App?

If you’re developing an app or a piece of software using agile methodology, you know you’ll need to develop critical features in a series of segments known as “sprints.” While there are some standards set by development communities, such as the fact that a development team has the final say in what can be done in a specified amount of time, you’ll ultimately have significant flexibility in how long your sprints actually last (as well as what’s included in them). As Rose Marcantonio, Director of Quality and Process at Syncro Medical, writes, “The experts indicate that sprints ranging from...

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Libraries and Community Standard of Living

Reading is always known as fundamental to success among children. Reading is also a prime source of entertainment among adults. What is one thing their reading has in common in most communities? A library. Often, a community’s standard of living can be judged by its accessibility to books, magazines, and periodicals of all kinds that can foment lifelong learning and education among the citizenry. When it comes to real estate, it isn’t just about the house or the neighborhood – it can also be about the amenities that are available in a neighborhood – a community park in which...

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