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CPSC Recalls Children's Toys for Choking, Laceration Hazards
February 9, 2015

Two toys from two different companies were recalled last week. In conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Family Dollar Services Inc., Matthews, N.C. recalled the Tough Treadz Auto Carrier as the die-cast metal cars have sharp edges that post a laceration hazard. Also, Houston-based LS Import Inc. recalled Airplane and Butterfly Push Toys since the wheel's and tip of the butterflies' antennas can detach, causing a choking hazard.

Grammy Award Giveaways Worth More Than $15,000
February 9, 2015

While Sam Smith won big onstage, taking home four awards during the 57th Grammy Awards last night, all performers, presenters and nominees were able to collect a variety of goodies located backstage.

Distinctive Assets put together the Grammy Gift Lounge, which reportedly contained $15,000 to $25,000 worth of gifts. Fortune, LA Weekly and WhoSay provided a list of some of the gifts. Here are the highlights.

Staples Purchases Office Depot for $6.3 Billion
February 9, 2015

Staples, Framingham, Mass., bought its main competitor Wednesday, purchasing Office Depot, Boca Raton, Fla., for $6.3 billion. The deal awaits approval from federal regulators and Office Depot shareholders.

The Complete Guide to How Every Organization Must Evolve to the Future of Work
February 9, 2015

Here you will find an infographic that I have shared over the past few days in two separate parts. Here is the combined version of both of those parts in one giant infographic. The visual was taken from my most recent book on "The Future of Work" where I researched and spoke with many companies to see how they are evolving. The visual is a compilation of what I see companies doing and more importantly what they have to do in order to succeed and thrive in a new business landscape.

10 Worst Words to Use in Your LinkedIn Profile
February 9, 2015

Words make a huge impact—unless they're overused.

Even the most descriptive and meaningful words lose all meaning when they're used too often. Clichés, hyperbole and buzzwords may sound impressive, but over time—since everyone uses them—they mean nothing.

For example, if you see the word "extensive," you don't immediately think, "Awesome! A comprehensive suite of services covering a broad range of applications!"

Nope. Instead you skim right over the word since you've seen it thousands of times in the same context. "Extensive" is used so often it's just filler.

USPS Seeks Revenue Sources Beyond Regular Mail, Package Delivery
February 9, 2015

The nation's new postmaster general says the U.S. Postal Service is looking beyond its regular mail and package delivery for new sources of revenue.

That means building on what Megan J. Brennan calls its "core competency"—the delivery of goods.

So what is the agency doing?

"We're testing grocery delivery in San Francisco," Brennan told The Associated Press. "We're also delivering water, cases of water in Manhattan and the boroughs" of New York City.

During the 2014 holiday season, the Postal Service rolled out a new deal with Amazon to deliver packages and to expand Sunday deliveries of them.

Minor League Baseball Giveaways
February 6, 2015

Minor League baseball teams are known to sometimes have interesting names, and even more interesting promotions. Here are some fun upcoming promotions in Minor League Baseball.