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New Apple TV Rumored to Be Unveiled This Month

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems If rumors are true, then this month promises to bring us something very exciting. According to Bloomberg, Apple Inc. is planning to introduce a new Apple TV set-top box. Apple has been planning to unveil it this month and have it in stores by the holiday season, but because [...]

Today’s Mentally Destructive Workplace

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By Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D. According to ABC News, Americans work more than citizens in any other industrialized country. We take fewer vacations, work longer days, and retire later. Perhaps, not surprisingly, a survey by Harris Interactive for Everest College found that about 83 percent of American workers report feeling stressed out by their jobs [...]

Parker Invites Community Builders to Leadercast

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By Kevin Yaley, Head of School At Francis Parker School we seek to inspire and develop tomorrow’s leaders. Leadership doesn’t simply mean to be in charge. Leadership is inspiring others to take on challenges and reach beyond their expectations. That is why Parker is inviting San Diegans to attend Leadercast, a daylong leadership-building event on [...]

The Three Don’ts of a Successful Remodel

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By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction How many of you have spent a lazy afternoon binge-watching episode after episode of HGTV’s  “The Property Brothers” or “Love It or List It”? Watching contractors transform their clients’ homes into their dreams homes is certainly addicting. As a contractor, I know that there’s nothing better than the look on [...]

Building Your Dream Home by the Rules

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By Rick Rutstein The National Association of Home Builders’ remodeling index, which measures current remodeling activity and indicators of future remodeling activity, is at its highest point since 2004. Thanks to the economic recovery, many homeowners are finally able to move forward with those home improvement plans they’ve been putting off. If you are planning [...]

Situational Leadership: There’s No One-Size-Fits All Approach to Management

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By David Workman, SimplyEffective.co Over the last 20 years, there have been many articles written on the subject of how to best organize, direct and manage employees. In fact, the word “manage” itself has undergone a lot of criticism because it seems to imply overseeing employees without necessarily getting involved in the process. Other approaches [...]

Parker’s Summer Program Offers Enriching Adventures

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By Kevin Yaley Imagine a summer immersed in learning and discovery: Students preparing fine cuisine with farm fresh ingredients; Others honing their athletic skills under the sponsorship of Nike or learning jazz music skills from recognized local artists. Imagine all this and more. At Francis Parker School, it is our goal to inspire excellence. Students [...]

Beyond the Basics: How Your Home Automation System Can Enhance Your Lifestyle

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems It never ceases to amaze me how technological advances enable us to live our lives more conveniently, comfortably, and safely. Today, we can easily control the lighting, temperature, appliances, and security systems of our homes in the palms of our hands—and what’s astounding is that those home automation features [...]

The Psychology of Unexplained Physical Symptoms

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By Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D. Have you ever visited a doctor with a symptom, such as a headache, abdominal pain or back pain, only to be told that he or she can’t find anything wrong with you? This is actually quite common, and a well known fact in the health care provider community.  A recent [...]

Creative Remodeling Ideas: Untap Your Home’s Full Potential

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By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction Your home has been good to you. It’s provided you with a place to sleep, eat, and entertain friends. Maybe it’s even given you a place to raise a family. But you have to ask yourself: has my home really given me everything it can? Most likely it hasn’t. Chances [...]

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