January 25, 2016

The great rate wait

For the first time in nearly 10 years, the Federal Reserve has slightly spiked interest rates. Which begs the questions: How long before mortgage interest rates also inch higher, and how much longer can you afford to delay your decision to buy a home if you're on the fence?

These and other matters are explored in my newest real estate-related story, published in various newspapers, which you can read here.

January 14, 2016

The tooth of the matter on marijuana

Most people are aware that smoking cigarettes can stain your teeth, cause bad breath, lead to cavities, harm your gums and increase your risk of oral cancer. But many don't realize that using marijuana can be equally harmful to your mouth. That's the topic I examine in my newest cover story for AGD Impact, the newsmagazine of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Open wide and click here for all the details.

January 3, 2016

Ad hoc strategies for ad block tragedies

If the world of digital publishing were a hockey game--with the content providers on one team and consumers on the other--the outcome of tomorrow's matchup would be all but certain: The latter would trounce the former in a lopsided shutout. That's because consumers have the ultimate goalie in the net: ad-blocking technology, which prevents digital advertising such as banners and display ads from appearing on device screens. But digital publishers and e-content providers can neutralize this threat by adopting effective strategies.

Read more about this topic, my latest for EContent Magazine, by clicking here.