Posts tagged Twitter

Tootsie Pop, Mr. Owl and new flavor on the way

   July 16, 2014 6:20 am    0

You’ve got to hand it Tootsie Roll and Tootsie Pop. The iconic candy we baby boomers grew up with has taken Twitter by storm. Mr. Owl — you remember him — announced you can test the new flavor free by downloading a play and win game — you can do it here.” I follow Mr. Owl on…


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Daughter’s digital detox earns $200

   June 24, 2014 9:10 am    1

You know you’ve wanted to dare your kids (or other loved ones) to take a break from the digital world — go an hour, a day, a week — without checking those infernal text messages, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine feeds. Well, one dad went one better, according to an NPR report. Software company exec Paul…


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Jeopardy Julia still going at 18 wins

   May 29, 2014 7:38 am    0

Julia Collins — her Twitter handle is @JeopardyJulia — is the winningest woman in #Jeopardy history. And she will tie the record for second most wins if she wins tonight. She has a long way to go to catch Ken Jennings — he has 74 consecutive wins. The Illinois native and MIT grad has earned $391,600 so far. She is also looking…


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Jeopardy Julia first 8-time female winner on ‘Jeopardy’

   May 1, 2014 5:30 am    2

Move over Arthur Chu and Ken Jennings. Women have arrived in the champion’s circle at the iconic game show #Jeopardy. Julia Collins — her Twitter handle is @JeopardyJulia — won her eighth straight game on “Jeopardy” last night. The Illinois native has earned more than $170,000 so far. She is in good company, according to The Wire. A few weeks ago,  Sandie Baker had…


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Celebrate International Women’s Day Saturday

   March 6, 2014 6:25 am    0

This is the Google doodle from 2013 that celebrated International Women’s Day. We celebrate this year on Saturday, March 8. It has been a national holiday since 1918 in some countries. Here’s a link to the official site. Moira Forbes wrote a great piece in Forbes magazine about how women are making progress in business. For example,…


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Uncork wine-flavored popcorn

   October 9, 2013 7:07 am    0

Well I am certainly late to this party, but what a party it is: wine flavored popcorn. A New York City popcorn company — Populence (the web site is under maintenance, so if it doesn’t work, don’t pop your cork) — teamed with Kim Crawford, a winery out of  New Zealand to develop two popcorn flavors: Pinot…


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Warren Buffett hails women – let’s all ‘Lean In’

   May 6, 2013 6:14 am    0

It was quite a week for the 82-year-old “Oracle of Omaha.” He joined Twitter saying, “Warren is in the house.” He also raised the roof and told the world how valuable women are to every business in a magazine article he wrote for Fortune. Read it here. In essence, the Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO says…


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American Sloane Stephens, 19, ousts Serena Williams at Aussie

   January 23, 2013 7:55 am    0

Sloane Stephens, 19, earned a half million bucks last night, topped 35,000 Twitter followers and will likely break the top 10 in the Women’s Tennis Association. Her parents are Sybil Smith, a hall of fame swimmer at Boston University, and the late John Stephens, a former New England Patriots running back, who died in 2009. Last night, Sloane Stephens made history…


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Housewife hits Forbes; SkinnyGirl brand worth millions

   January 16, 2013 7:44 am    0

I’m late to the party on this one, but what a party it is. Bethenny Frankel, one of the housewives from The Real Housewives of New York City and founder of SkinnyGirl, hit the cover of Forbes Magazine in 2011. She’s a millionaire and has a million Twitter followers. And a great idea is what boosted her to…


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Good sports — teen athletes tackle Facebook, Twitter

   September 19, 2012 7:45 am    0

  Even if your son or daughter isn’t an athlete, you need to read this terrific story by John Dudley. It explores the importance of postings via text message, Facebook and Twitter. Kids need constant reminders that what they post can be seen, forwarded, copied and pasted all over the Internet. James Conner, a McDowell senior, and one…


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