Category Archives: News

Slow Communication

If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that parodies have a large place in my heart. It could be because I grew up with a brother who constantly cranked up Weird Al Yankovic (I love Rocky Road!), or it could be for another reason altogether. Either way, I am so excited to have…

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The Technology Disconnect

Today while thinking on everything that I have to get done before (and during) the weekend, I felt a little stressed out. The constant blinking and buzzing of TweetDeck and the influx of e-mails to my inbox just added to the mayhem. I couldn’t help but let my mind wander to the possibility of hitting…

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Making Your Face Less Public

If you’re on Facebook, you’ve been informed about the privacy changes that happened this week. Contact info, school info and friends are defaulted to be seen by everyone, but they’re easy enough to change. What’s less easy to change, or at least, less obviously in need of changing is every photo album you’ve ever published….

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Free Miles

Some schemes are so gloriously simple and mischievous I’m surprised I didn’t think of them first. Maybe jealous is a better word. Some credit cards give out frequent flier miles whenever purchases are made. They stop short of doling out rewards for cash advances because that cash could of course be immediately used to pay…

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In Case of Emergen-C

You can’t turn on the television or radio lately without hearing about H1N1 (key scary dramatic music), also known as the swine flu. Although it may be a bit hyped up, it’s also important to remember, especially during flu season, to make your healthy habits a top priority. Personally, there are little things I remember…

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Flying High

Fleet Week is a San Francisco institution that has been going on for many years. The city is bustling with locals, visitors and patriots coming to see the ships, planes and members of the U.S. Navy. This past weekend, Fleet Week was as energetic as ever, and this San Francisco native got to experience the…

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Rent, Rent, Rent, Rent, Rent

Seeing something twice has never been my thing—I am all about new experiences. That is until I saw Rent, the game-changing, award-winning Broadway musical, for the second time last week and realized that every time is a new experience. The second time I really took in the nuances of the show and could get into…

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Top Dog

If you have ever called our office or come to visit us in Sausalito, Calif., chances are you have heard or seen our energetic office dog Scarlet. Unlike like her mellow counterpart, Louis, this crimson poodle pup (though she is quickly outgrowing this status) makes our office a fun and lively place to work—most of…

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Bottle it Up

In writing and researching for the upcoming October green issue, we looked at a lot of industry trends, facts, statistics, tools and standards. And while recycle, reuse and reduce is becoming second nature, one green guru told me that we have to start with rethinking. Rethinking how we directly impact the planet. And one easy…

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The Global Green

In preparation for our upcoming annual Green Issue, the Smart Meetings team did a lot of research on what’s new in our ever-greening industry and what fresh ideas are to come. Unfortunately, not all of our hard work can make it into the issue (but a lot of good, green stuff did… so stay tuned!)….

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