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Is Social Media Good or Bad for Humans?

Is Social Media Good or Bad for Humans? Is Social Media Good or Bad for Humans? I believe social media’s net effect on humans is bad. It appeals to all the bad human features and none of the good human features. According to Mark Zuckerberg and other proponents, it was supposed to be all good…

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BBB Tip: Recovering from freezing temperatures while avoiding unethical contractors and utility impostors

Over the weekend, plummeting temperatures and wintry weather mixtures have struck communities across Texas, with many residents experiencing power outages, ruptured water lines, hail damage, fallen tree limbs, or other issues due to below-freezing temperatures. As home and business owners begin to thaw out in the coming days, many will discover a variety of problems…

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An Agenda for our Next President

Throughout our country’s history, we have offered opportunity and hope to all our citizens who are willing to work hard to attain a better life for themselves and their family. My working career spanned the period 1950 to 2000 and I had great opportunities, took everyone of them, worked hard and attained a life many…

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Leadership

Q. How can I be a better leader? A. Managers function as leaders, managers, or administrators depending on the size and complexity of the organization managed. However, all three use leadership skills. Managers lead their subordinate leaders and administrators lead their subordinate managers. Leaders must be professionally competent in the job they hold to gain…

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BBB Tip: Navigating the car-buying experience

Countless high school graduates are preparing for the next chapter of their lives in the coming months, whether entering the workforce, enrolling in college, or enlisting in the military. Regardless of their plans, most recent graduates require safe, reliable transportation, especially if they plan to move to an area with few mass transportation options. While…

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Do Not Elect Port Commissioners

In the March PIBA bulletin, Commissioner, Brent Chesney, proposed that state law be changed to elect Port Commissioners rather than appoint them as we do now. I disagree. Port Commissioners have been appointed over the Port’s 100-year plus history. During my 35 years living in Corpus Christi, we have had both good commissioners and poor…

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Long Term Effect of the Russia-Ukraine War

Sometimes in human history, wars between two countries have caused permanent, dramatic changes in the beliefs and attitudes of the world’s people. I believe the Russia-Ukraine war is one. It has caused world fossil fuel prices for oil to rise from about $60 per barrel to $100 plus per barrel. World natural gas prices went…

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BBB Business Tip: 7 ways small business owners can cope with inflation

U.S. consumers are experiencing the most significant 12-month increase in prices since 1981, and many small business owners are feeling the pressure. With the inflation rate hovering around 8%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Consumer Price Index, many small business owners are experiencing increased costs to conduct business and shrinking profit margins. Desperate to…

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Net-Zero Home?

Despite the sounds of it, this term does not apply to selling your home and seeing a fat ZERO on the Monies Owed to Seller at closing. This is FAR from a financial “wash” actually. It refers to energy efficiency! By definition, a net-zero home produces as much energy as it consumes. Most of us…

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MAILBOX MONEY

Anyone else sit at home and blast Jimmy Buffet radio through the surround sound? Mailbox Money is one of my personal favorites. He’s got the right idea: Invest in a piece of paradise, rent it, make (more than) a few bucks! With the housing market being as strong as it is right now, most buyers…

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