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Movies: "Friends with Benefits"

Movies:  "Friends with Benefits"

 

I took some time off from super hero movies this time to catch a pleasing little romance starring two of today’s quickest and most appealing young comedians:  Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake.  

 

Together, they bring real sparkle to an otherwise trite storyline (co-written by director Will Gluck -- who also helmed one of last year’s best and brightest comedies, “Easy A” -- and screenwriters Keith Merryman and David A. Newman).

Early Bird Tickets for Social Media FTW Fall Conference Now Available!

Early Bird Tickets for Social Media FTW Fall Conference Now Available!

Tickets for the 3rd annual Social Media FTW Fall Conference are now on sale!

In the next few weeks we'll be announcing speakers and keynotes, but in the meantime, we've posted discounted early bird tickets to our website.

This all day conference will be held on 9.22.2011 in the Abromson Center on the USM Portland Campus.

Photograph Your Dog Like A Pro!

Photograph Your Dog Like A Pro!

 

Chances are good that your pooch is simply adorable.  Capturing with your camera that “something special” that is the essence of your dog’s personality CAN happen.  Dogs are wiggly, squirmy, distracted little beings and it’s true that getting a good photo can drive a human bonkers.  There ARE, however, a few tricks I’ve learned in my five years of photographing the pups and dogs in my school that can up the odds that you’ll be successful.

SHOOT OUTDOORS.  The light is much easier to work with and your photos will look more natural and less “staged” than those taken indoors.  Shoot in indirect light rather than bright sunlight.  I’ve found that the early morning and late afternoon light is softer and makes for better photos.

DON’T DIRECT:  Let your dog simply go about his/her business and try to capture your photos at times when your dog isn’t paying much/any attention to YOU.

Top 6 Google Analytics Features That We Don’t Use Enough

Top 6 Google Analytics Features That We Don’t Use Enough

After many years of being neck-deep in Google Analytics, I finally had the chance to complete the Google Analytics IQ test. While reviewing for the test, I rediscovered features that I do not use nearly enough when looking at site data. Perhaps if I am skimping on them, some of you are too – so let’s take a look!

 

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Movies: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"

Movies:  "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"

 

This is the moment movie theater owners around the world have been waiting for -- and millions of Harry Potter devotees have been dreading:  the final chapter in the sensational book and movie series about a young wizard’s courageous battle against the forces of darkness.

 

And what a rich feast novelist J.K. Rowling, screenwriter Steve Kloves, director David Yates and their talented ensemble have cooked up for this final course!  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt.

Jeter's Ceiling and Floor

It seems like 80 percent of all baseball news lately has been about Derek Jeter. As an Alliance blogger, I would be shirking my duties if I didn’t write a few thousand words about him in the aftermath of his 3,000th hit. Most of you know that I dislike Jeter, not because of anything he’s said or done...

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Ice Cream vs. Gelato vs. Frozen Custard - What's the Difference?

Ice Cream vs. Gelato vs. Frozen Custard - What's the Difference?

Over the past couple of years, it seems as if gelato and frozen custard shops are have been opening up here and there and I have found myself asking “What is the difference between the three? They are all pretty much ice cream right?” Well not quite… There are big differences between them all and I thought I would dig in [no pun intended ] and try to distinguish what is what while you try to make the best choices for yourself this summer…

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