Is Your Dream Job in Another State? Here’s How to Find Out:

Right now, software engineers are in high demand in Washington state and Massachusetts, while Nevada is in need of more bartenders. There are tons of open teaching jobs in Vermont, and if you’re willing to move to North Dakota, they need to fill just about every job there is.

These insights, and more, come from a new project called Is my job in another state? by data scientist Chris Said.

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3 Apps to Help You Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions

This is about the time of the year that people start wavering on those New Year’s resolutions they made. It happens to everyone—you get bored with your resolution, or you put it on the back burner because you haven’t even started yet! But by adding something fresh and new to the mix, maybe you can get reenergized about your resolution and get back on track! Today I’ll show you three apps which might just be the kick you need.

And the best part? All of these apps are free!

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I care and your biz should too! Texting and driving? #ItCanWait

Anyone who knows me knows that I am an advocate for no texting and driving. I know it can be tempting, but every time you pick up that smartphone while driving you’re putting other drivers, pedestrians, and yourself at risk.

That’s why I agreed to serve as an MC and a guest speaker at one of AT&T’s #ItCanWait events today at Heritage Christian Academy in Ballwin, Missouri.

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Four Ways to Pay it Forward This Holiday Season

Everybody likes a good deal for Black Friday or getting a shiny new toy on Christmas morning. But I also know that between the economy, the government shutdown and just the regular old bills of everyday life, this might not be the year to spend too much on the holiday season. And maybe that can be a good thing! If we’re not putting all our focus on just buying gifts there’s more time to really think about the holiday season, family and our communities. Here are three ways to really get into the holiday spirit and pay it forward this year:

1. Make a Charitable Donation in Someone Else’s Name

Making a charitable donation to a cause you know someone cares about is a great gift. Check out, which has a database of 1.8 million charities to choose from. You can also buy a Charity Gift Card from them, which allows the recipient to choose the charity of their choice so that they can feel good about paying it forward too. It doesn’t have to be expensive: donation levels start at $10 and they’re also tax-deductible. Read More

It’s a myth that tech gifts are expensive. Here are some affordable options! (TODAY)

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Tech always makes for a great gift, but many items can be rough on the wallet. Luckily there’s a list of alternatives that prove you don’t have to spend a ton to get something great and affordable.

Google Chromecast

At a price tag of $35, this is such an inexpensive and easy way to enjoy streaming. This little device plugs right into your HDMI port on your TV and then allows you to view content from your Smartphone, tablet or laptop on the big screen! Chromecast lets you stream movies, TV shows, music and more from channels like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, and Pandora.

Plus, you can also use it to stream videos you rent or buy from the Google Play store and even stream any open tab in your web browser straight to your TV.

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Four apps for a stress-free holiday!

There’s a lot to keep track of during the holiday season!

First there’s the shopping part, which has already started for most of you (I hope!) and is a huge hassle by itself. Then you add holiday parties and decorating into the mix and you’ve got a recipe for getting stressed out.

Thankfully if you’re willing to download just a few apps you can save time, money and relieve a great deal of stress this holiday season.