Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday

Tis the season of shopping. Some people dread it while others delight in it. Soon the speculation will turn to real knowledge of seasonal best deals. Shopping on Black Friday can be fun and provide big savings as long as you have knowledge, persistence and patience. Sometimes an exceptional amount of patience is needed to help with enjoyment in the day. Small Business Saturday immediately follows Black Friday and is a chance to shop and buy from small businesses whom often have a big impact on local communities. Small businesses participating in the day should have some great deals on …

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Artificial Intelligence

What is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence is in its most basic form selecting an object, providing the object some parameters, and through exposure to certain elements the object “learns” how to perform a task without human, or programmed intervention. When the object independently learns to act in ways that would be similar to the ways a human would act that is where artificial intelligence comes into play. Recent work with the super computer Watson from IBM and Google AI provides merit that objects can (on certain levels) replicate human reasoning, and sometimes beat the best humans at certain tasks. Although …

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Holiday Soup

When trying new dishes sometimes soup does not make it anywhere near the top of the list of must cook foods. Particularly around the holidays, sweets and heavier foods such as ham and turkey are a focus. However, as the weather turns colder it is a good time to consider a soup to warm up your day.  A great way to bring in some holiday cheer is to use the recipe below for pumpkin soup. Pumpkin and Leek Soup Au Gratin Time: 40 minutes Effort: Easy Serves 4 Ingredients 1 small pumpkin (about 8″ in diameter), peeled, cored and cut …

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Thanksgiving Day

The fourth Thursday in November. Can you taste the food yet? Turkey, dressing, potatoes, green beans, squash casserole, desserts…mmm the list can be almost endless and definitely one of the most enjoyable meals of the year. The fun of getting together with family and discussing the latest events in everyone’s lives is also very fulfilling for many. Thanksgiving Day holds many fond memories for families over the years. For some it may be one of the few times the extended family gets together to eat, reminisce and laugh each year. For the children it can be an exciting time to …

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Daylight Savings Time Ends

It is the time of the year when most of us roll our clocks back one hour to Standard Time because most of us advanced them one hour in the spring for Daylight Savings Time. The official date and time to roll the clocks back this year is on Sunday November 5th at 2:00 A.M. Since it is in the fall of the year it is common to say that we will fall back when we move the clocks backwards. One benefit of the move is that we “gain” an extra hour to sleep on that weekend if we wish …

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