Christianity & Religion Fading Across America, Strengthening in Hollywood

In such a fast-paced and ever-changing world today, it's quite rare that the average person you pass on the street is having a conversation about religion, Christian beliefs or religious family morals; what were once prominent among American families dating all the way back to the Founding Fathers of our country. Instead, topics that were once considered taboo for several decades even among the most public of crowds are now more common in everyday social circles and regular conversations. The fact is that Christianity and religion are fading away in the United States and are no longer as popular and prominent in America as they once were decades ago. But just how big has the fade gotten?

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These Important People May Be Facebook Stalking You Right Now

Let's be honest. We've all done it from time to time. Some, whether they want to admit to it or not, might even be guilty of doing it on a regular daily basis. But today where Facebook stalking is more accepted as a fun, modern day "people watching" venue, there are a couple of key, important individuals to be aware of that could be looking at your Facebook page that you may not have even been aware of. Will your page impress them?

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3 Concerning Realities of American Youth Today

Times are changing. It's the common phrase that has echoed from generation to generation. And when we turn and examine the "kids these days," there will always be the select few that are quick to point out that their style and culture are ones that lack creativity and originality reflecting mere similarities and maybe even exact replicas of ones that existed several decades before them. But here are three scary societal realities for youth that are paving a new path of their own.

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Seventh-day Adventists Are Called to Cultivate Public Speaking

Throughout earth's history, Christians have been tasked and called by God to do great things. Upon creating Adam in the book of Genesis within the Bible, God tasked him with caring for and naming all living creature throughout the beautiful Garden of Eden. God called on Moses to lead His chosen people away from a powerful Egyptian Pharaoh who had forced them into oppressed slavery. God called on Noah, God called Abraham, and for all intents and purposes, God is calling on you to brush up on the art of public speaking, a skill that has consistently gotten shrugged off as one of our time's greatest fears of all time.

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The Right Way to Buy Your Next Car

Buying a car can be scary and even seem unattainable for some but by being educated, buying a car the right way is actually quite simple and lots of fun. Being prepared before you head to the dealer can save you hundreds---even thousands---of dollars, much stress, and aggressive sales tactics most unprepared car buyers fall prey to. Here's the right way to buy your next car.

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Social Media: Outpacing and Preferred To Traditional News Media?

Airport officials closed the Los Angeles International airport on Friday after a gunman allegedly opened fire shortly before 9:30 a.m. local time. The Los Angeles Police Department placed the city under full tactical alert for most of the day while many airlines were forced to delay or cancel flights in and out of the major U.S. hub. Thousands of people within the airport were stranded under lockdown while many en-route were directed away causing major traffic jams on local streets and nearby freeways.

But imagine not receiving all of the minute-by-minute news updates from traditional local news outlets first but from social media channels Twitter and Facebook first.

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Online Streaming Services Giving Cable and Satellite TV Providers A Run For Their Money?

A few days ago, I published a blog post suggesting that social media might be preferred over traditional media. But what about televisions that are in nearly every average American's living room? According to the World Bank, 81 out of every 100 Americans have access to the Internat and with the boom in online TV show and movie streaming services like Hulu, Amazon Prime, and the leading Netflix, do traditional cable and satellite TV services have expiration dates in sight?

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The Security Problem With Social Media

Privacy and security have been the hot topics of recent years as the rise of social media has been revolutionizing the way we communicate and share personal information on the world wide web in the last decade. With Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram being widely used by audiences of all ages, how well have they been keeping your pictures and information?

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The Side Effects of Using Social Media: Reading The Fine Print That Isn't There

In a time and age where more than 81 out of every 100 people in the United States have access to the internet, having a digital identity has become as societally mainstream as owning a car. But just like the ownership of anything, problems come along. From defects to maintenance or the simple finding that owning a certain item creates more chaos than conveniency, possessing a digital identity can be more problematic than ever before.

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Internet Trolls: Do They Have an Impact on Social Transmission?

Internet trolls. We're all aware of the internet trolls---the people that have nothing better to do than to make rude and sometimes quite insulting comments on very public and visible articles, forum discussions, videos, or even original content from the trolls, themselves full of, well... trolling. But do these internet trolls have an impact on social transmission?

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5 Things I'd Change About Twitter

Twitter is an online social networking microblog that allows individuals to easily exhange social messages. It's a platform where news is reported and mainstream marketers interact with the general public. Twitter is many great things. But like many great things out there, Twitter isn't perfect. Here are five changes I would make to Twitter.

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Visa and Procter & Gamble Commercials Win Gold, Nissan Fails

If you've had the chance to watch a little of the Olympic games these past two weeks, I'm sure you've noticed the many inspirational, motivational, and overall, more-than-usually-unique TV commercials that have been played during the TV-timeout breaks. But during these winter olympics, is Visa's "#Everywhere" series of commercials an 'everywhere' hit? Is Procter & Gamble's (P&G) "#BecauseOfMom" touching enough to reach out to every ordinary TV viewer? How does McDonald's fit themselves into the highly athletic picture? And does Nissan approach everyone a little too cold?

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Two Things American Express Needs to Improve in Bluebird After 1 Year

In October of 2012, Credit and retail giants American Express and Wal-Mart announced their launch of Bluebird, an alternative debit and checking account compared to one with your traditional Bank of America, Wells Fargo, or Chase banks. But as the Bluebird program has recently passed its one-year mark of being in service, how does it stack up to a traditional bank account?

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Blooper Marketing at Fix My Life 2014

This past Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, the second annual Fix My Life Christian youth & collegiate rally took place at the Temple City Seventh-day Adventist church in Temple City, California. As the event coordinator, it was in the biggest and utmost interest of my team and I to attract a larger audience than the 500 that attended last year. Our primary focus? Flash content marketing.

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Social Communities: Redefining Life?

A recently published article suggests that Americans---more so in the young 15- to 24-year old range---are losing out on valuable time for every-day tasks such as working, sleeping, socializing, educating themselves, household chores, and traveling due to the large and growing amounts of time they spend being glued to a digital screen. But is this a bad trend picking up? Or is it simply just a different way of carrying out life utilizing technology?

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Spotify: Can Its Strategies Help Lead It To Revitalize the Music Industry?

With over 24 million total user worldwide and over 6 million in paid subscribers, can Spotify blow past fellow competitors Pandora, Rdio, MOG, and Deezer in order to revitalize a music industry struggling in the fight against music piracy? Can they take on tech giants Apple and Google in their recent launches of radio-like streaming services? While some remain skeptical of the music streaming service, many think Spotify has something great that is captivating the world. And they're "still just starting."

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Nike: Are They Still Doing It?

Just Do It. It's one of the most biggest catchy-phrase campaigns an American shoe company has ever run. Was it just a catchy phrase with little-to-no positive impact for the giant shoe maker? Or did Nike actually do it with this one? 

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