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Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates – Hugh Howard

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HOUSES OF THE PRESIDENTS offers a unique tour of the houses and day-to-day lives of America’s presidents, from George Washington’s time to the present. Author Hugh Howard weaves together personal, presidential, and architectural histories to shed light on the way our chief executives lived. Original photography by Roger Straus III brings the houses and furnishings beautifully to life. From Jefferson’s Monticello to Reagan’s Rancho del Cielo, with fascinating and surprising stops between and beyond, HOUSES OF THE PRESIDENTS presents a fascinating alternative history of the American presidency.

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How Brands Are Using Snapchat to Engage Audiences

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Over the weekend, Snapchat released a significant update to its iOS app. We’re taking a look at some of the ways brands have used the app for engagement.

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When You Compose a Tweet, Photos Now Come First

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A small but telling Twitter update is sending a strong message regarding how the company expects users to tweet moving forward.

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4 Easy Steps to Convince Your Clients or Boss to Invest More in Mobile

conversation I need to have with my boss–this helps.

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Convincing clients and your senior management team to invest more in mobile advertising can be a difficult task. Statistically, mobile user’s conversion rates are lower. In addition, we’re officially in a multi-screen world, where users could start their journey on mobile devices and complete an action on more user-friendly devices, such as desktops, laptops, and tablets; therefore the last click receives full attribution for the conversion as the user is lost.

 

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The Future of Business is Creating Meaningful and Shareable Experiences

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While everyone’s talking about social media, professional motivation, or the need for change in business, people who are actually looking for answers to bring about change are left to draw upon the classic treatises of Peter Drucker, Dale Carnegie, Geoffrey Moore, Tom Peters, et al. Yet, what those pundits don’t provide is the “how to” shape your role and opportunity in this evolving landscape of consumerism. There’s an old saw, “technology changes, people don’t.” The tsunami of social, mobile, real-time, technology is disrupting everything; this means that for success one must make the change of how one influences. What changes is how people influence, are influenced, along with how, when and where they make decisions.

 
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County Health Executive Charged with DUI in Cyclist’s Death

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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE —extralarge

An executive of the county’s health system was charged with drunken driving in the crash that killed a cyclist in North Lawndale Friday night.

Robert Vais, 54, was ordered held on $400,000 bail Sunday.

Vais was charged in the death of Hector Avalos, a 28-year-old former Marine, who was riding his bike in the 2500 block of West Ogden Avenue on the way home from work when he was hit by a van about 11:50 p.m., authorities and family said.

According to a police report, as Avalos lay in the street, Vais walked up to officers and said, “I was the driver of that van over there. I hit him. Is he OK?”

Avalos was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:38 a.m. Saturday.

Prosecutors said Vais had a blood alcohol content of .118, above the legal limit of .08.

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