All posts by Basil Harris

Where Did “Black Friday” Come From?

The day after Thanksgiving in the United States is one we all know as the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season. Retailers and shoppers alike prepare all year for the deep discounts and manic—sometimes dangerous—bargain hunting this day is known for. But how did Black Friday get its name? And how did one day … Continue reading Where Did “Black Friday” Come From?

Professional Development: The Benefits of Working Smarter

It’s been said that the act of learning is a disruption. Our human brains must stretch and bend to absorb, comprehend, and retain new facts and ideas. This isn’t always a comfortable situation—who enjoyed memorizing multiplication tables or arcane grammar rules? But as with athletic training, temporary discomfort in the short term can bring rewarding … Continue reading Professional Development: The Benefits of Working Smarter

4 Quick and Easy Ways to Improve Website Security

Boosting the safety of your site is a no-brainer. Given the concerns over Net Neutrality, phishing schemes, and hacker attacks – not to mention watching too much Mr. Robot – web security and privacy should be at top of any savvy website owner’s to-do list. Right? And yet… you just haven’t gotten around to it yet. … Continue reading 4 Quick and Easy Ways to Improve Website Security

A Guide for Avoiding Email Scams

Every day, 156 million fake emails soliciting personal information land in inboxes around the world. They often look every bit as legitimate as regular emails. With so much fraud out there, what’s the best way to separate emails you need to read from the ones that could harm you? If you or someone you know find yourselves … Continue reading A Guide for Avoiding Email Scams