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Lazy and Forgetful is the New Normal

A recent poll by the Domain Name Association shows that when people are looking to go to a specific company’s website, 43% of them will type the company’s name or relevant term into a search engine while only 31% of people will type the domain name (www.domainname.com) into the browser address bar.

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween for the team at Force 5. If still need to carve pumpkins for the holiday, please feel free to use any of these Force 5 stencils for your design.

Take a Book. Leave a Book. (Don't Steal a Guest Book).

Our Little Free Library has been in front of the Force 5 offices for about two months now. Our library is one of over 20,000 registered Little Free Libraries in over 70 countries. The response in the neighborhood has been very positive, and there is always a new selection of books that have been left by the neighbors. (Note: we always seem to run out of children's books. If you have any unused kids books around the house, please feel free to drop them off at our office so we can put them back into circulation for more kids to enjoy.)

How to Blow Your Chances in a Job Interview

The Creative Group released results from a survey they conducted with advertising and marketing executives.  The national study was based on 400 telephone interviews -- 200 with advertising executives randomly selected from agencies with 20 or more employees and 200 with marketing executives randomly selected from companies with 100 or more employees.

Take a Book. Leave a Book.

Over the weekend, Deb DeFreeuw and David Morgan installed a Little Free Library in front of the Force 5 Offices.  For those of you that don't know about the Little Free Library, it is a nonprofit organization that supports the worldwide movement to offer free books housed in small containers to members of the local community.

The Worst Passwords of 2014

SplashData.com has announced its annual list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet – thus making them the "Worst Passwords" that will expose anybody to being hacked or having their identities stolen. In its fourth annual report, compiled from more than 3.3 million leaked passwords during the year, "123456"and "password" continue to hold the top two spots that they have held each year since the first list in 2011. Other passwords in the top 10 include "qwerty," "dragon," and "football."

Should digital tools replace textbooks in schools?

This time of year kids all across the country are heading back to school. One of the changes that many students are encountering is the shift away from printed textbooks to digital media. For example, the New Prairie school distract in New Carlisle, Indiana is giving all students iPads to replace textbooks. Other schools are giving their students laptop computers to replace traditional materials.

Adventures in Travel?

I love to travel and I love the Internet. The Internet has opened up the world and made it easier to travel. Has it made it too easy? Has it taken some of the mystery and joy out it?

Code.org: What most schools don't teach

Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn to code:

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