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Greg Satell, in a futuristic piece for inc.com, identified a host of technology trends that “will shape marketing over the next decade.” The technologies already exist and are set to take flight in the coming years, says Satell. Here are three to wrap your head around. Analyzing your personality...
When my kids started third, sixth and seventh grade at the Daniel Island School in 2006, they rode their bikes from our Codner’s Ferry home to school and continued to do that until they were promoted to high school. Although I never actually posted “Walk or ride your bike” on our fridge in those...
Reader urges bikers to pay attention to rules of the road What gives bicyclists the right to go through stop signs and red lights? I thought they were supposed to follow driving rules of a vehicle. Twice last week I had a close call. Once as I was about to pull out of Barfield Street at the...
What’s your credit score? If you’re not entirely sure, it’s probably time to pull your credit report. And yes, it really is free, and yes, requesting it won’t hurt your credit score. Three things you should know about credit reports: There’s only one safe website, so beware The Federal Trade...
It’s been a long time coming, but citizens of South Carolina will soon have faster and cheaper access to public documents. For seven years, the Legislature has for one reason or the other not passed a Freedom of Information (FOI) reform bill. They did so on the last day of the session this year,...
Renowned author and psychologist Martin Seligman, a leading architect of the positive psychology movement, parses the “happy life” into three distinct elements, maintaining that “the full life” is when “you’ve got all three.” In a stirring TED Talk, Seligman, author of more than 20 books,...
Earlier this spring my husband, Tom, posted the statement “Get up and smell the Confederate Jasmine” on the refrigerator. This is how it came about. We were out for our usual morning run with our dog, Iggy. Part of our run typically includes the path next to Pierce Park pool, following it behind...
My cellphone is being invaded. When my wife and I dropped our landline a few years ago, we thought our days of random sales calls were over. Wishful thinking! Over the last month I’ve seen a dramatic increase in random sales calls to my cellphone, and I’ve decided to take action. So here are...
Comma commentary I am not yet a Daniel Island resident, but I hope to move there in the near future. My son lives in the Wando area and I recently enjoyed a visit with him through Mother’s Day. While in the area, I often read The Daniel Island News. To anyone who got a score of 9 (instead of 8) on...
With my kids spread around the country and the world, I often communicate my refrigerator wisdom via Facebook Messenger. Several months ago, I messaged, “Write this down and post it on your refrigerators: Call your mom at least once a week.” I wrote that message because I miss my mom, who passed...

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