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Weird, game-changing ways to make employees happy
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Four years ago, Rosedale stepped down as CEO of Second Life to start Coffee and Power, an online marketplace where people can buy and sell small jobs. But before he left, Rosedale wasn't afraid to shun convention when it came to employee relations. At the Big Omaha conference in Nebraska, Rosedale shared three ways to make employees happy, and help management lead a decentralized, flat organization. More

Great online credibility builders
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Whatever your business, product, or service, credibility is key. It's also true with your personal reputation. On that note, the information that appears, or doesn't appear, whenever your name is searched on the Internet is a litmus test of your personal and professional credibility. It's called G-cred. More

The era of the passive consumer is over
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Whether it's shopping in a store, commuting to work, or sitting on the sofa watching TV, the consumer is not passive anymore. We have changed our media consumption behavior along the same lines as we have changed our way of working — finding ourselves not only working at the office, but from the road, at home, or at any location for that matter. This means good news, and bad news. More


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Dwarf seahorses may be listed as an endangered species
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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published its 90-day findings in the Federal Register (F.R.) in response to a Petition submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity to list the dwarf seahorse (Hippocampus zosterae) as threatened or endangered and designate their habitat as "critical habitat" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). More

Pet food partnership: Working with food banks and animal shelters
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According to Betsy Banks-Saul, CEO and founder of, pet parents want to know about their pet food brand's charitable donations and how the company is addressing animal welfare in their communities. The best way for manufacturers to both partner with an adoption group or foster network and position themselves in a positive public light is to embrace their role in the increasingly open animal welfare discussion in the media, both social and traditional. More

Mexico Pet Expo 2012 ... the floor plan is filling fast!
Mexico Pet Expo’s organizers are thrilled by the interest of pet professionals in the Expo. International and large domestic players such as Purina, Acuario Lomas, Kordon, Effem México (Mars, Inc), and Hill’s Science Diet have noted the opportunity for growth in the pet industry in Mexico and have already applied to exhibit in Guadalajara this June. The floor plan is filling quickly as more applications are coming in daily! Visit for an updated floor plan and more information!

Skin cancer and pets: 5 must-know facts
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Dr. Ann Hohenhaus writes, "May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but it isn't just humans who need to be concerned about the pitfalls of too much sun exposure. As a veterinary oncologist, I meet many vigilant pet owners who want to know how they can keep their pets healthy and identify cancer early on. The good news is that veterinarians can usually treat skin cancer successfully — as long as it's promptly identified." More

Pet 'tattoos' hot trend in grooming
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Pet tattoos — airbrushed designs most commonly created with a stencil and non-toxic dye especially made for animals — are a growing trend, according to the National Association of Professional Creative Groomers (NAPCG). The practice is an off-shoot of specialty or creative grooming, such as transforming a pet into a panda or other exotic creature, that emerged about three years ago, says the organization's president, Amy Brown. More


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