“Photos Through The Ages” stand at Who Do You Think You Are? Live, Olympia February 2011

“Photos Through The Ages” stand at Who Do You Think You Are? Live, Olympia February 2011
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Image by whatsthatpicture
I teamed up this year with Maureen Taylor, America’s own "Photo Detective", to provide a family photo dating service (Maureen is a knowledgeable costume historian). We also put on a display showing a timeline of photos from the 1850s through to c. 1920 taking selected dated images from our personal collections that we felt best represented fashions and photographic styles.

Photos Through the Ages is something we’re just launching, using Flickr to gather together dated family photographs to act as a definitive reference source. All images are displayed on an interactive timeline over on my What’s that Picture? site.

If you have dated family photos from the past then head on over to the group, join up and add them – www.flickr.com/groups/photos-through-the-ages/

If you want to explore the timeline and watch it evolve, check out www.whatsthatpicture.com/photos-through-the-ages

When The IRS lists February 12th as a Direct Deposit Date, is that True?

Question by jaimeprater2000: When The IRS lists February 12th as a Direct Deposit Date, is that True?
My Return is scheduled to be direct deposited on February 12th, but I thought they only deposited on Fridays?

Best answer:

Answer by Scotty Doesnt Know
The IRS initiates Direct Deposits on Fridays. They list Tuesdays as the dates that your deposit should hit the bank by. Some banks will allow access to the funds as soon as they receive notice of the pending transaction on Friday. Others will allow access to the funds on the day they’re posted (Monday). A few financial institutions won’t allow access until after the day AFTER the transaction is posted (Tuesday). So, the IRS covers itself by saying the deposit will be completed BY Tuesday.

The odd day may have something to do with the upcoming banking holiday on February 16th (President’s Day).

What do you think? Answer below!

News in Brief: New-home construction plunges in February

News in Brief: New-home construction plunges in February
Builders broke ground last month on the fewest homes in nearly two years and cut their requests for permits to start new projects to a five-decade low.
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Apps and smartphones replace ringtones as measures of inflation
The Office of National Statistics has added smartphones and their apps to the updated basket of goods and services it uses to calculate UK inflation rates.
Read more on Computer Weekly

‘Effectively out of control’: 4 words that shook markets
EU energy chief sends stocks down sharply
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Flickr Gifts #6: Birthday Cards, 25th February 2009

Flickr Gifts #6: Birthday Cards, 25th February 2009
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Image by Arty Smokes (deaf mute)
One of the great things about having creative friends is that they can make stuff! Above is a homemade card from Dee and her daughter Libbie, aka chocolategirl64 and Libbiekitty respectively. The ‘Finders Keepers’ booklet is an interesting curio I also received from them. Put together by the mysterious Clueless Collective, it contains some whimsical poems and a rather odd non-crossword. Lovely.
So if you ever wanted to know what to get a cynical 38-year old man for his birthday, you now know! 🙂


February 2011 Geology and GSA Today highlights

February 2011 Geology and GSA Today highlights
( Geological Society of America ) The February issue of Geology is online now. Articles cover Patagonian glaciations, the Younger Dryas cold period, paleodiversity, submarine gullies, the Transantarctic Mountain micrometeorite collection, the “fastest glacier on Earth,” salt diapirs in the Nordkapp Basin, reinterpretation of James Hutton’s historic discovery on the Isle of Arran, a new tool to …
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Bill Frisell: Live Download Series #1-13
One of the biggest problems facing contemporary jazz musicians is that they often have far more projects on the go than could ever be recorded and released commercially by conventional record labels–even small and relatively responsive indie labels. Special projects abound, or personnel changes for a tour are forced when members of a regular group are unavailable, the plight of the 21st century …
Read more on All About Jazz

Paleo Diet: ‘New Evolution Diet’ Author De Vany on Food and Exercise
Followers of the Paleo diet say that we can survive today’s unhealthy world by returning to a fresh food diet and exercising in short bursts. But does it hold water?
Read more on Time Magazine

Consumer Search for Legal Services up 25% on February Levels


Consumer Search for Legal Services up 25% on February Levels

(PRWeb UK) July 28, 2010

The number of UK consumer online searches for legal-related services in May was up 25% from 1.2 million in February to 1.5 million, reveals the latest quarterly analysis of online search data by leading independent search and social marketing consulting and technology firm, Greenlight. The agency’s quarterly ‘Legal Sector Report May 2010’, also reveals that totaling 1 million (65% of May volumes), generic keyword searches were the most queried with the terms ‘solicitor’ and ‘solicitors’ making up over 50% of these, the former term having increased markedly month-on-month since September 2009.

Greenlight used industry data and proprietary technology to identify and classify 1,000 of the most popular search terms used by UK consumers when they went online to find law firms for family, finance, business and negligence related matters. The data was also used to compile Greenlight’s quarterly league tables. These rank the top 60 performing legal companies and aggregators visibility-wise, in both natural and paid search. Greenlight’s research also ranked the 15 most proactive brands in social media.

Some key findings reveal:

    Negligence keywords (including compensation claim terms) accounted for 320,722 searches in May (21%). 8% of searches for negligence keywords were for the terms ‘Accident claims’ and ‘No win no fee’. Claims4free ranked at position one with a 70% share of visibility in natural search. YouClaim followed with 47%. A notable mover was FirstPersonalInjury. It increased its share of voice by 12% since Greenlight’s February report which saw it ascend from position eight to four in Greenlight’s league table

    In finance law, the term ‘Wills’ and Conveyancing’ accounted for 42% of the total search volume (71,000 in May). Wikipedia was the most visible site in natural search, increasing its share of voice by 20% since February. DirectGov followed although it lost 16% visibility over the same period

    In family law, the most searched for term was ‘Divorce’ accounting for 33,100 searches in May. Of the top 20 websites, 15 were specialist online family solicitors or divorce advice websites

    In business law, (including commercial finance and corporate dispute terms), RussellJones&Walker was the most visible firm, achieving 31% share of voice. Overall, search visibility for the top 20 websites in this segment was relatively low, compared to others. This according to Greenlight, indicates there is considerable market share to be gained in the online industry for many firms

    NationalAccidentHelpline was the most visible advertiser in paid search in May. It attained 71% visibility, a 3% increase since February

    As with natural search rankings, only 15 advertiser’s websites in paid search were visible for more than 10% of legal-related searches in May indicating the massive gains to be made for many advertisers in the market

To gauge social media interaction with brands, Greenlight monitored the Facebook and Twitter accounts of the top 15 brands in its integrated league table, in order to assess how many ‘fans’ and ‘followers’ each has. Greenlight ranked brands based on the cumulative value of their ‘fans’ and ‘followers’, a score which it terms the Social Media Popularity Index (SMPI). It further analysed the proactivity of brands by considering the number of ‘posts’ and ‘tweets’ brands produced for consumers to interact with in May. Greenlight’s SMPI reveals:

    JustAnswer was the most followed brand in social media, with a combined following of over 36,000 on Facebook and Twitter; however, as it is a multi-channel brand, some content related to non-legal issues, such as veterinary advice

    Prospects was the most interactive brand

    QualitySolicitors utilised its Facebook and Twitter accounts as a point of contact for social media consumers to ask direct legal-related questions

    Many legal brands utilised social networking relatively little; NationalAccidentHelpline and ContactLaw currently do not have official Facebook or Twitter accounts therefore both are missing out on vital interaction with social media consumers

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Two Columbus Bachelors to Appear on February First ‘Matchmaking’ Episode of Oprah


Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 30, 2008

After 150 failed first dates, Oprah and two Columbus men help a Cincinnati woman examine her dating faux pas through the lens of a camera.

WHAT:    Columbus match-making service “Dating Directions” will host an open-to-the-public viewing party of the Oprah episode which features their clients Rich and Dan. These two Columbus Bachelors go on dates with a dating-challenged Cincinnati woman.

WHEN:    Friday, February 1st at 6 PM – 9 PM. Screening will be at 7:30 PM.

WHERE:    The Winking Lizard (in the private party room)

100 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH 43235

WHO:    Bachelors Rich, local Subway franchise owner and Oprah “bachelor” number one, and Dan, Aviation Specialist and Oprah “bachelor” number two, will be on-site to provide additional commentary on the experience. Dating Directions founders, Susie Hardesty and Elizabeth Cobey-Piper will also be available for interviews.


On The Oprah Show’s February first episode, no stone will be left unturned as Oprah and crew, along with America’s toughest matchmaker, Patti Novak, will dive in to diagnose the dating ailments of a Cincinnati woman who allegedly cannot make it past the first date. Thanks to the help of local match-making company, Dating Directions, two Columbus “catches” were volunteered to film a date with the woman to help diagnose her dating disorders.

The viewing party will offer attendees a chance to catch the show while having some TGIF fun. The party will also benefit Dating Directions charity of choice, the Central Ohio Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA). Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a fatal neurological disease that often affects victims in their mid-thirties. More information on HD and HDSA can be found at www.hdsacentralohio.org.

Dating Directions, founded four years ago by Susie Hardesty and Elizabeth Cobey-Piper, is Central Ohio’s most personalized matchmaking service. It is the only dating service in Ohio that is owned and directed by certified matchmakers. Through professional and personalized service, 95% of Dating Directions’ clients successfully enter relationships. More information on Dating Directions can be found at http://www.datingdirections.com .

Services Include:

Matchmaking – http://datingdirections.com/matchmaking

Singles Events – http://datingdirections.com/singles_events

Date Coaching – http://datingdirections.com/date_coaching

Online Dating Reviews – http://datingdirections.com/online-dating-site-reviews

Private Women’s Club – http://matchmakingcircle.com

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Cutting Edge Image Consulting Announces Dates For February Seminar in NYC, ?Become The Man Who Attracts Women?


New York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2006

Stephen Nash and Michael Cross, stars of Neil Strauss’ best-selling “The Game” have announced a seminar to be given in New York City on February 25 & 26. The seminar is titled “Become The Man Who Attracts Women”, and is known for both assisting men with internal challenges such as self-esteem and confidence, while giving them a complete overhaul on their look, image and style. Nash and Cross are co-founders of Cutting Edge Image Consulting (CEIC), based in New York City.

The pair became famous as members of the experimental “pick-up artist” combine known as Project Hollywood. Project Hollywood is now detailed in Strauss’ “The Game” and featured Courtney Love, as a resident. Nash and Cross departed Los Angeles for New York City, where they founded CEIC as a solution for men seeking help with dating challenges.

Both have also been featured as part of David DeAngelo’s (founder of “Double Your Dating”) Interviews with Dating Gurus series.

“Well, it strikes me that Stephen and Michael are teaching skills that are relevant, memorable, and easy to use, rather than asking you to memorize series of monologues or even gestures” says Jonathan F., a past seminar attendee.

Says Justin C of Nash (the lead instructor), “his teachings have a healthy component to it.

They are evocative of David Deida, Michael Meade and Robert Bly (who are the leading authors about men’s issues) and encourage a man to find and nurture his true masculinity”

For additional information about CEIC’s February seminar “Become The Man Who Attracts Women” contact Stephen Nash or visit: http://www.datingsecretsformen.com/seminar.html. Seminar space is limited.

Cutting Edge Image Consulting (CEIC) was founded by Stephen Nash and Michael Cross in 2004 to assist men in the areas of dating, lifestyle, style and fashion. Both are experts at dating and seduction, and have harnessed their strengths in forming CEIC. The company supports men to become themselves, while demonstrating their essence with power and integrity.


Stephen Nash


Cutting Edge Image Consulting (CEIC)



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7th Internet Dating Conference To Be Held February 1-2, 2006 in Miami, Florida


New York, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2005

Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces the seventh Internet Dating Conference, to be held on February 1-2, 2006 in Miami at the Wyndham Miami Beach Resort.

Online personals, which includes both online dating and social networking, continues to be one of the fastest growing online businesses.

The 7th Convention and Conference will focus on management, technology and marketing for the industry. Mobile dating, cultural marketing, event planning, metrics, advertising strategies and software will be discussed at this event. The Miami event will also have a panel session with several market analysts to discuss and debate the actual market size of the e-dating industry.

Attending the event will be senior executives from all aspects of the internet dating industry and social networking industry, as well as marketing firms, mobile telecommunication firms, software companies, affiliate managers, affiliates of singles related sites and entrepreneurs.

Similar to the last Miami event, the company projects this to be the largest gathering of industry executives ever.

We also announce the schedule of events for 2006:

February 1-2, 2006

Miami Beach, USA

Mobile Dating, Internet Dating and Social Networking on a global scale.

May 18-19, 2006

Beijing China

Mobile Dating, Internet Dating and Social Networking to the Far East.

September 25-26, 2006


The Netherlands

Mobile Dating, European Internet Dating and European Social Networking.

For more information, please visit the website http://www.InternetDatingConference.com or contact:

Marketing and Logistics Representative

Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc.


Tel: USA +1 (212) 722-1744 ext 71

Fax: USA +1 (208) 728-6456