Happy St. Patrick’s Day: Rustic Corned Beef & Potato Bake »

Instead of the usual corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day, try this corned beef and potato bake from the folks at The Beef Checkoff.

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How to get more inbound links to your blog: blog carnivals »

How to participate in a blog carnival. Go to blogcarnival.com and sign up for an account. You don’t need to have an account to participate, but it helps you save time in the carnival sign up process if you do. Plus, it enables you to save favorite carnivals so you don’t have to search for them every time.

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Win a bag of Peet’s Uzuri African Blend coffee! »

Peet's Coffee and Tea recently introduced its first new permanent coffee blend in eight years, Uzuri African Blend. What makes this coffee extra special is that Peet's collaborated with the nonprofit TechnoServe to bring wonderful East African coffees to American java fans while creating a sustainable business model for farmers and their communities.

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So You Accidentally Infringed on a Trademark, Now What? »

I have received a number of emails lately from Mom bloggers basically stating: “Stacy, I recently started my blog/e-zine/newsletter and immediately received an email from company X saying I was in violation of their trademark(s) and they would take legal action if I do not resolve the issue. What does this mean!?”

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Product Review and Giveaway: BOB stroller accessories »

My mother-in-law, who recently stayed with us for two weeks, puts it best: "Using this stroller is like pushing a hot knife through butter."

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Pampers All Wet after Dry Max Fiasco »

Viral marketing and word-of-mouth buzz can serve as a powerful, positive influence that can launch an otherwise undiscovered product into the stratosphere of public consciousness – but when viral and word-of-mouth turn against a brand, the consequences can be devastating.

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Cleaning up your online profiles »

Tips on how to clean up your online profiles.

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Your online profile: how to get a good headshot »

Recently, I had a new headshot taken by Aimee Giese of Greeblemonkey. My last professional photograph was taken in 2006 and I had been using a picture a friend took two years ago in all my online profiles. I was way overdue for an update.

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Chunky Beef & Corn Chili »

National Chili Day is in a few days, on February 25. It’s a great time to cook up some hearty beef chili recipes, courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.

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Never Too Young for Cooking Classes »

Last Saturday, my daughter Emilee had the pleasure of participating in a cooking class just for kids at Henrietta’s Table in The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA. I was very much in favor of this lesson due to the fact that I am expecting and at 7 months along, I need someone else to start picking up the dinner slack! Though a little on the older side at 12, she relished in the fact she was tall enough to see over every other child’s head. This particular class was packed, with 18 little sous chefs crowded around, fingers in dough.

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5Q’s with David Yarus, Social Media Explorer at BuzzUniversity »

DavidYarus runs a boutique marketing firm that builds brand buzz on collegecampuses through innovative campaigns that offer unprecedented accessinto college life. (Full disclosure - David and I met a year or twoago. He is a smart, connective 23 year-old who travels through life atfull force. I am always amazed by how much he packs into a 24-hour day.-thr)

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