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Friday, October 20, 2017

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THE PUNISHER Final Extended Trailer (Marvel 2017)

12 STRONG - Official Trailer

Movie Scenes That Nearly Killed Jackie Chan | Looper

Leaving A Big Mac in Soda for 2 Months (EXPERIMENT) | Good Mythical Morning

There Are Many Ways to Maximize Pro-Duck-Tivity

Rick and Morty Cartoon Food Taste Test | Good Mythical Morning

I Dressed Like It Was 1987 | Safiya Nygaard

Autumn Hiking | Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Autumn in Canyon de Chelly is a gorgeous time of year as the Fremont Cottonwood Trees turn a beautiful, golden yellow. Along with the weather, Autumn is also a perfect time to hike the canyons.

White House Trail is the only public hike anyone can do on their own, but there are many other trails one can take with a Park Ranger, or with an Authorized Guide. Visit our website for a list of scheduled Ranger-led Hikes and programs coming up in November for Native American Heritage Month.

NPS Photo/ R. Henry

#NPS #FindYourPark #OptOutSide#YellowCottonwoods

Beautiful Sunrise | Great River and Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuges

It's a "Good Morning" at the Clarence Cannon NWR! What beautiful weather and sunrises we have enjoyed all week. There are approximately 3,500 ducks on the refuge right now, primarily pintails, mallards, wood ducks, green-winged teal, and blue-winged teal. Official counts will begin in the next week or two.

As a reminder, the refuge is closed this weekend, October 21-22, 2017, due to the Mobility and Visually Impaired Deer Hunt.

Photo: Sunrise by Carolyn Gregory/USFWS.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Making a Sword with THERMITE!

St. Charles, Missouri | Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

If you’re in the Midwest and looking for a nice fall excursion, consider St. Charles, Missouri. Just upstream from St. Louis (about 30 miles by land), this historic city was significant in the early days of the Expedition. There are plenty of reminders that the Corps of Discovery passed through this riverside city. You’ll especially want to visit the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Museum and the town’s Main Street, lined with unique merchants and shops. 

Here’s an interesting article from USA Today highlighting this picturesque city above the Missouri River:


THOR RAGNAROK: 5 Clips from the Movie (Marvel 2017)

3 Big Reasons Main Street USA is a Great Place for Your Small Business (INFOGRAPHIC)

Location plays a big role in making or breaking your business. And most small business owners understand this. That’s why, when it comes to location scouting, most business owners choose main streets for practical purposes.

Top 10 Funniest Animated Villains in Movies

Top 10 Wonder Woman Movie Easter Eggs You Missed!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi New York Comic Con Experience


Blue Bloods Cast Discusses Amy Carlson’s Abrupt Exit

What The Last Jedi Tease For Luke's Dark Turn Really Means

Everything We Know About Death Stranding So Far

Movies With Unbelievable Stunts That Were Real

Horror Movie Blooper Reels That'll Have You In Stitches

24 of the Best Fitness Apps to Keep You Healthy Running a Small Business

Studies show that those who run small businesses and have sedentary desk-based work may be seriously jeopardizing their health. Long periods of inactivity and the bad posture resulting from slumping at a desk can wreak havoc with your health.
Michael Fredericson, sports medicine physiatrist at Stanford Health Care, says, “The issue that we’re really up against is that we’re not made to sit — certainly not for extended periods of time.”

IBM Watson Element Demo

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Single Player Trailer

New Battlefront II Trailer First Look, Author Chuck Wendig, and Solo Rev...


The Voice 2017 - And Your 4th Coach Is… (Digital Exclusive)

Cracking the Twitter Checklist: Tips for Promoting Your Small Business

The social media users are increasing every single day. The latest statistics showed that there were 2.46 billion social media users all over the world in 2017. And, this number is expected to rise above 3 billion in 2021. These statistics show how much potential social media marketing have.
Furthermore, the people usually spend a lot of time on various popular social media platforms, and one of the popular social media platforms with millions of active users is the Twitter. No doubt, the Facebook is the leading social media platform now; however, it does not mean that other social media platforms can be ignored.

Hidden Startup Costs Revealed: Here are 8 to Consider

Regardless of what anyone else tells you, running a business isn’t cheap or easy. In addition to the expenses you probably know about, there are a number of hidden costs of starting and running a business. I personally find that easily sneak up on you. It can even erode your bottom line if you aren’t careful.

The Importance of Disclosure in Influencer Marketing

Disclosing an influencer-brand relationship in blog posts, social media posts or other types of content isn’t just a good idea — it’s an actual requirement.
Small Business Trends caught up with Rachel Honoway, CEO of Performance Marketing Association at the recent Influencer Marketing Days conference in New York City’s Times Square. The Performance Marketing Association is a trade association for the performance marketing industry, which includes things like affiliate marketing and influencer marketing.

Can a Mobile App Save Your Construction Company Time and Money? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Like any other business, the foundation of a successful construction business depends on effective communication and documentation. And this is where many construction companies — especially the small businesses — tend to struggle.

Spotlight: EcoEnclose Offers Earth Friendly Shipping Supplies

Shipping materials have a reputation for being wasteful and bad for the environment. But what if you could get a more eco-friendly solution? That’s exactly what EcoEnclose is trying to provide.
The company sells a variety of shipping materials made with recycled and recyclable content. Read more about the business and what it has to offer in this week’s Small Business Spotlight.

25 Eye Popping Pop-up Shop Examples to Inspire Your Small Business

According to recent research, the pop-up business segment has grown to be valued at $50 billion in the U.S. That means there’s a lot of potential for stores and businesses to take advantage of this growing concept.

5 Effective Steps for Resolving Conflict in Your Small Business

Most people say they hate conflict, yet avoiding it causes more problems. In today’s culturally diverse, multigenerational workforce it’s bound to happen. Conflicts can be frequent, often petty, and very costly between people speaking different languages, from different generations, and having different religious beliefs and cultural norms.  Tempers flare and regrettable things are said.
You don’t have to like conflict but you can learn to manage/harness it and not try to escape from it.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Challenge of Measuring Influencer Marketing Results

Brands aren’t always sure how to measure results from influencer marketing campaigns. But there’s an easy way to rectify that problem — consider your brand’s goals before actually launching a campaign.
Small Business Trends caught up with Geno Prussakov of AM Navigator, a company that runs marketing campaigns for merchants, at the recent Influencer Marketing Days conference in New York City’s Times Square. Prussakov is also the Conference Chair for Influencer Marketing Days. So in organizing the event, he’s spoken to a lot of brands and influencers about the challenges they face when it comes to influencer marketing.

Fulfillment By Amazon Doesn’t Have to Be Hard: Here are 8 Things to Know

Do you make products that you need to ship around the world? Or do you have plans for a business that requires warehousing? Or maybe you’re interested in trying to turn products for a profit using online marketplaces. In any case, you’ve probably heard about Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), and have considered using it to boost your reach and profitability.
FBA is a service that allows you to use Amazon’s warehouses to store, pack, and ship your products anywhere in the world. It’s an attractive prospect to small business owners who want to scale their business and compete on a national (or international) level, but there are some things you should know before you get involved.

What is a Business Pivot and How Can it Hurt Your Company?

Entrepreneurial and business topics are nothing if not rife with buzzwords.  Whatever the latest trend is must be branded with a memorable term.  And while chasing “synergy” or whatever the word-du-jour is may be relatively harmless, it’s not often that some flashy new expression carries with it meaningful insight.
And sometimes, the latest craze can actually hurt your business.  That’s the case for pivoting.

13 Credit Card Readers for Your Small Retail Business

Society is increasingly becoming cashless. As plastic continues to replace cash, it’s imperative small businesses keep up with modern payment demands and have card readers at hand to enable customers to pay by card from any location.

Trailhead of Bat Trail | Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Trailhead of Bat Trail
NPS Photo/ R. Henry

Canyon de Chelly is one if the most beautiful canyons of the southwest. But, most people who visit, only see a small part of the park from the canyon rims, or along the white house trail. The reason for this, is that Canyon de Chelly National Monument is still home for many families both on the rim and along the floor.

When you are able to take an organized trip with a private tour company or with a park ranger, you will be able to experience the canyon much more and you may also see more beautiful and peaceful areas of the canyon, such as this view from the trailhead of Bat Trail.

Bat Trail descends down into Bat Canyon, one of many side canyons in the park, and can be used to reach Spider Rock.

For more information on Ranger-led Hikes, call the Welcome Center at 1-928-674-5500, or visit our website For a list of all the authorized tour companies, you may also visit our website, or you can call the Navajo Parks and Recreation office at 1-928-674-2106.

#NPS #FindYourPark

Grand Teton National Park Covered in Snow | U.S. Department of the Interior

Now here’s a stunner: Grand Teton National Park covered in snow. After a big snowfall in at the beginning of the month, Josh Packer knew that the Tetons would be blanketed in white once they came out of the clouds. He ventured out to this Wyoming park the next morning and was pleasantly surprised with this surreal view. Photo courtesy of Josh Packer. — at Grand Teton National Park.

The Colorado River flanked by fall colors east of Glenwood Springs, Colorado | Bureau of Reclamation

The Colorado River flanked by fall colors east of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. — in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

U.S. Ranks 5th Among Cashless Countries, Is Your Business Ready for the Cashless Trend?

Across the world, cashless culture is now the new normal and the United States is among the top countries to have embraced it.
Data shared by Forex bonus provider ForexBonuses shows there are nearly three credit cards for every person in the U.S. The country ranks fifth among cashless countries.

How Your Small Business Can Profit from the 2017 Holiday Calendar

Santa has an extra gift for brick-and-mortar retailers this year: There are four Saturdays in December before Christmas, which hasn’t happened since 2012. The extra Saturday has the potential to be a windfall for retailers, since it gives customers more time to shop for gifts.

10 Inspirational Business Biographies to Spark Your Inner Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs offer a powerful service to the world. They take an idea that exists only in their heads and turn it into reality. In the daily grind of emails, phone calls, and to-do lists, this powerful vision can get lost.
Don’t let it.

The Mathematical Corporation Leverages Technology for Competitive Advantage

If you ever wondered where business’ obsession with technology is taking us, The Mathematical Corporation: Where Machine Intelligence and Human Ingenuity Achieve the Impossible might give you a clue. The book focuses on a particular type of organization, the “mathematical corporation”, as an example of the kind of businesses that you could see in the very near future.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Marina Sirtis talks about the Romulans fashion sense. (Funny)


Troi talks about Data (Funny)


Marina Sirtis talks about being on NCIS

10 Insider Tips for Women Owned Small Businesses Seeking Federal Government Contracts

The federal government is awarding more contracts to women owned small businesses than ever before. There’s still a long way to go. But for women who haven’t ever considered doing business with the federal government, it might be a good time to reconsider.

Glow In The Dark Trick Shots | Dude Perfect

How Spider-Man Homecoming Should Have Ended

Beached Whale: Staying Afloat in a Sea of Innovation

As a business owner, you understand disruptive change is the new norm. Businesses can no longer rest on their laurels, assured their customers or competitors will remain in the same place. Competition has gone global and customers can now literally leave with a click. To complicate matters even further, businesses have to keep up with an ever-increasing array of technology just to stay relevant. Beached Whale: Learning to Swim in the New Ocean is an urgent call-to-action for business leaders to shape up for the new digital world or risk losing it all.

What’s Your Number 1 Reason to Attend Business Conferences?

Do you enjoy attending business conferences on behalf of your small business?
The first time you went, you were probably excited. Then you go to one or two and you start to find the reasons to not go to future conferences. Or maybe you like the first experience and make them regular parts of your agenda.

Eric Bisceglia of Voysis: 2018 The Year Retailers Should Integrate Voice Tech into Shopping Experiences

I focused a few of the last conversations on the growing importance of voice-first technologies that have us swiping/typing less and talking more to our devices.  And as consumer adoption of devices like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home, among others, takes off, companies need to get serious about how this will impact customer engagement.  And next year is the year to start figuring it out, according to Eric Bisceglia, VP of Go-to-Market for Voysis, a voice AI platform that enables voice driven natural language instruction, search, and discovery across mobile, web, and devices.
Below is an edited transcript of our conversation. To hear the whole interview click on the embedded player below.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” ― John Muir #MondayMotivation

Rocky Mountain National Park

Brent Spiner (Data) talks about being arrested in Texas

#StarTrek #Funny

Jefferson City, MO | Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Jefferson City was established in 1821 specifically to be the state capital of Missouri. Five years later, the state moved its legislature there from St. Charles. The city, laid out by Daniel Boone’s son and named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, is located on the limestone bluffs above the Missouri River. The Louisiana Purchase, the great westward expansion, and the legacy of the Corps of Discovery all played a role in the decision to name the city for the president. 

This bronze sculpture, created by Sabra Tull Meyer and dedicated in December 2008, stands in the Capitol Complex, featuring Lewis, Clark, York, George Drouillard and Seaman.

Acadia National Park | U.S. Department of the Interior

From its rocky coastline to the top of Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park in Maine will take your breath away. Day or night, the sights and sounds of the park give visitors memories they’ll cherish for a lifetime. Famous for sunrise, the park is also a terrific place to enjoy the night sky. Photo of the Milky Way from Little Hunters Beach by Joshua Snow ( — at Acadia National Park.

NASA Solar System Exploration | NASA Solar System Exploration

A dynamic storm at the southern edge of Jupiter's northern polar region dominates this Jovian cloudscape, courtesy of NASA's Juno mission. This storm is a long-lived anticyclonic oval named North North Temperate Little Red Spot 1. Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran processed this image using data from the JunoCam imager. Download this and other images at:

Sunday, October 15, 2017

An Offer He Couldn’t — Remember?

Rainy Day Fund Secrets Revealed: Create One for your Business

Stockpiling savings for stormy days — literal or figurative — can help you cover financial mishaps.
When Hurricane Irma hit the South Carolina shores in mid-September, financial planner Laura Scharr-Bykowsky, who lives inland in Columbia, lost three cypress trees in her yard. While she avoided the major damage many people experienced, the money she had tucked away for home maintenance allowed her to pay for the $250 in repairs without much sacrifice.

4 Areas You Need to Assess to Improve Customer Relationships

Anytime we’re dealing with people, life is going to be messy. This truth is clear to anyone who has worked in customer service. People can be downright nasty sometimes.
But most of us have also experienced terrible customer service reps who have made us never want to return to a particular business again. Fiascos such as the one United Airlines dealt with a few months ago are still fresh on the public mind.

P2P Insurance Offers Small Business an Affordable Alternative

Small business owners need to find secure insurance policies that are affordable. Traditionally, their market has been underserved by both carriers and brokers. That’s where Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Insurance could fill the gap.

5 Questions Every Millennial Must Ask Before Starting a Business

So, you’re a millennial who fancies running your own business and being your own boss? That’s great news, you’re one of the 60 percent of millennials who consider themselves entrepreneurial!
While such a huge chunk of the millennial generation regard themselves as possessing an entrepreneurial spark, do they have the business knowledge and acumen to successfully run their own business?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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The Fort Peck Project in Montana | Bureau of Reclamation

This Throwback Thursday, we're highlighting one of Reclamation's former projects, the Fort Peck Project in Montana, which is now managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

In this photo, workers are constructing a ditch using Reclamation’s Service ditcher on June 13, 1911. To learn more about the history of the Fort Peck Project, visit:

Autumn in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park | U.S. Department of the Interior

Fall in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park is something special. Michelle Olmstead arrived for her annual trip during peak color, and her first day in the park was one that she’ll never forget. “From blue hour to first light hitting Mount Moran, it was a magical morning. I'm so grateful for our national parks, especially this one." Photo courtesy of Michelle Olmstead. — at Grand Teton National Park.

73 Questions With Daisy Ridley | Vogue

The Truman Home | Harry S Truman National Historic Site

After Harry Truman finished his presidency, he returned home to Independence, Missouri.

I was listening to the local public radio station a few years ago. The grandson of Harry Truman had written a book and the radio station was interviewing him. The grandson told a story about how one day a vehicle had broken down in front of the Truman home. Former President Truman saw it and invited the owner to use his phone to call a tow truck. While they were waiting for the tow truck, former President Truman and the owner were on the porch visiting and having a nice chat. Eventually, the tow truck arrived. As the vehicle owner was leaving, he thanked Mr. Truman and said, "Please don't take this the wrong way, but you look just like that S.O.B. Harry Truman!"


A fine fall afternoon at the Truman Home. 🍂

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Devil's Tower National Monument | U.S. Department of the Interior

There’s no denying the unique attraction of Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. Also known as “Bear Lodge” or “Bear’s Tipi,” the dramatic monolith is a sacred site to several Native American Tribes. Familiar to many in movies like “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” it’s recognizable to people around the world, but according to photographer Lori Eckhart, “There’s nothing like standing there in front of it. Its size, and the way it stands out and alone from anything else, just demands respect and fills you with awe.” Photo courtesy of Lori Eckhart. — at Devils Tower National Monument-Official NPS site.

5 Ways Technology is Saving Restaurants Money on Operations

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports 133 billion pounds of food got wasted from stores and restaurants in 2010 alone. 
To be fair, running a restaurant is a complicated business. Keeping on top of streamlining operations, reducing waste and replenishing ingredients is a big order.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Real Reason Blade Runner 2049 Flopped At The Box Office

#entertainment #movies #film

Should you buy the new August Doorbell Cam Pro? | CNET

'Star Trek: Discovery' dishes on favorite Trek tech | CNET


'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer drops in full force | CNET


Gold Cottonwoods along Medano Creek | Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Gold Cottonwoods along Medano Creek
NPS/Patrick Myers

It was a gorgeous weekend at Great Sand Dunes, with calm conditions and temperatures in the upper 60s. With the ongoing rain and snow this fall, a little flow has returned to Medano Creek. 

Weather can change very quickly in the Rocky Mountains - blizzard conditions are forecast for later today! Two to four inches of snow are possible.

#greatsanddunes #fall #autumn #medanocreek#fallcolor #autumncolor #changingweather#ifyoudontliketheweatherwaitfiveminutes

Half Dome Cables | Yosemite National Park

What goes up must come down. It's that time of year, when the infamous Half Dome cables come down for the season. If Half Dome is still on your bucket list, mark your calendars for March 2018 when the preseason permit lottery opens:

Hickman Bridge | Capitol Reef National Park


Hickman Bridge is a popular 0.9 mile (1.4km) one way trail that gains 400 ft (122m). It brings visitors from Highway 24 to a 133 foot natural bridge, with wide canyon views on the way up. Standing under this bridge is a reminder how powerful water can be as it erodes the rocks of Capitol Reef. 

Because of its popularity, parking is often full. You may wish to enjoy the trail in the late fall or winter when you can find greater solitude on your hike.
For more information on the trails of Capitol Reef, visit the hiking section of the park website at:

First Light Appears at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Region

First light appears at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. Explore nature photography and capture your own unique memories of wildlife and public lands across the United States:

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS


Lindsey and​ Mark’s - Waltz - Dancing with the Stars

Monday, October 9, 2017

National Wildlife Refuge Week | U.S. Department of the Interior

It’s National Wildlife Refuge Week! National wildlife refuges are America’s best-kept secret -- offering unparalleled opportunities to experience the great outdoors and providing vital habitat for thousands of species of animals and plants, both abundant and rare. With at least one national wildlife refuge in every state and territory (plus an hour’s drive of most major metropolitan areas), there’s a wildlife refuge nearby waiting to be explored. Photo Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico by Robert Dunn. — at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

In honor of #IndigenousPeoplesDay, we would like to recognize the ingenuity of the Chacoan people who lived in what is now the American Southwest. More than a thousand years ago, the indigenous Chacoans, without draft animals, metal tools or the wheel, constructed large buildings that were aligned perfectly with the cardinal directions and astronomical events. There are more questions than answers but we do know that the construction of the great houses was an incredible feat that is awe-inspiring to this day. #ChacoCanyon

Scenic Landscape | Rocky Mountain National Park

I am struck by the simplicity of light in the atmosphere in the autumn, as if the earth absorbed none, and out of this profusion of dazzling light came the autumnal tints. 
-Henry David Thoreau, Oct. 12, 1852 (Bear Lake Road 9-23-15 NPS/VIP R Williams) ks

Vivint Smart Home review: Getting what you pay for

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Honda's 2018 Accord does it all, even better

New Audi A8 2018 review - the most high-tech car ever?

Atalanta: Party Like It’s 1939 - Carfection

Nature’s Wonderland | A Mickey Mouse Cartoon | Disney Shorts

Lindsey Stirling & Mark’s ”Jive” DWTS Season 25 Week 3 (Guilty Pleasures...

#Dance #Dancing

TROPHY CAKE ft Lindsey Stirling and Mark! - (Dancing with the Stars) - N...

#Food #DWTS

How To Cook Perfect Eggs Every Time


Boats at Devil's Lake, near Baraboo, Wisconsin

Kayaking at Devil's Lake, near Baraboo, Wisconsin

Beautiful day at Devil's Lake, near Baraboo, Wisconsin

Looking back at the hiking trail at Devil's Lake, near Baraboo, Wisconsin

Baraboo Quartzite

At Devil's Lake, near Baraboo, #Wisconsin.

Devil's Lake, near Baraboo, Wisconsin

Riding the Ducks (3)

Spillway of Lake Delton Dam, Wisconsin Dells, #WI.