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4 Tips to Keep Your Website Ahead of the Curve. This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.

4 Tips to Keep Your Website Ahead of the Curve

Sure, having a website for your business serves a practical need: to draw net-surfing users to your product or service. However, it's also much more than slapping on a run of the mill two-column template and calling it a day. Nothing kills an online buzz like a poorly designed or drastically outdated website. Dry and boring default templates, broken assets, confusing pages and invasive widgets do nothing but harm a page's style, which in turn reflects poorly on the company. 2012 is heralding a new wave of innovative web technologies and design, and a page that stays in step with these trends is bound to pique interest and lower your bounce rate. 1.

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Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It) Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution. This quote does illustrate an important point: before jumping right into solving a problem, we should step back and invest time and effort to improve our understanding of it.

Here are 10 strategies you can use to see problems from many different perspectives and master what is the most important step in problem solving: clearly defining the problem in the first place! The Problem Is To Know What the Problem Is The definition of the problem will be the focal point of all your problem-solving efforts. Learn Mandarin Chinese with Livemocha. Find Great Classes and Courses - Learn Something New.

Fifteen More Startups Poised to Make Waves in 2012. The Top 100 Websites of 2011 - Classic: Shopping. Classic: Shopping Amazon The world's largest e-tailer began as an online bookseller and quickly branched out to sell everything from apps to gluten-free dog food.

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Tied tightly to Amazon's services, its Kindle has dominated the ebook reader competition and its Kindle Fire is poised to ignite more markets. —Meredith Popolo AirBNB Need to get away? Airbnb connects travelers in search of vacation rentals and short-term accommodations with those that have space to spare—or rather, rent. The Consumerist This snarky blog provides insight into the most pertinent consumer issues of the day. Steps to renew a child passport. Deborah Stambler: Charity Checks: Giving Tradition. Our family is sort of loose on holiday traditions.

Deborah Stambler: Charity Checks: Giving Tradition

It could be that having family scattered across the country is the reason for the dearth of holiday routine. Or maybe it's some notion of tradition=authority that scares my husband and I. Now I'm picturing Santa Claus as The Man and it's rather silly. So this year, we're going to start a new tradition. Announcing the 2012 TED Prize Winner – The City 2.0. Private Selection(R) Frozen Foods « Campaign Homepage. Enter your BzzAgent username and password to log in.

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We start people who have never been around horses as well as coach advanced riders. School horse lessons are normally scheduled for one and a half hour time blocks. Students learn to groom, tack up, and un-tack. Actual riding time may vary depending on the skill level and stamina of the rider in addition to the fitness of the horse. Advanced riders often take half hour lessons to school their personal mounts on specific skills.

As with any sport, improvement occurs faster the more one practices. We now have Shuttle Service available to nearby communities. Lessons on school horses may be purchased individually, in packages of four, or through a monthly commitment we call the Riding Club. The least expensive way to buy weekly lessons is by the Riding Club rate. Lessons on your own or leased horse may be purchased individually, in packages of 4, or through our Riding Club rate; the same conditions apply as with school horse lessons. E-Billing.