If you run a small business today, you know the critical need for information. Like no other time in history, accurate, timely and credible information is the key to making sound business decisions and ultimately achieving business success. Look to independent resources with proven credibility, like the non-profit James J. Hill Reference Library, a trusted source of practical business information.

Are you a television junkie? Do you hold viewing parties for season premieres, award shows or season finales? On June 12, 2009, at 11:59 p.m., analog television will cease to exist -- but what does this mean for you?

Millions of jobs will become available in science-, technology-, engineering- and math-related (STEM) fields by 2018, yet the next generation of employees in America will be unprepared and unqualified to take advantage of these positions. According to recent data from the Information Industry Technology Council, our nation’s children are falling behind their international peers in almost every area of STEM education.

If you had to venture a guess, how much time would you say the average American wastes dealing with paperwork each week? Before you answer, keep in mind all those incoming and outgoing contracts and purchase orders you handle on a daily basis at work, permission slips for the kids’ field trips and extracurricular activities, progress reports you have to sign for school, etc.

Today’s high-speed Internet makes most things better, faster and easier. Hobbyists are increasingly turning to specialized websites and online forums to learn more about their favorite pastimes. From writing to knitting to travelling, people all around the world are connecting to find new ways to enjoy their free time.

Today, job-seekers are not only facing the challenge of finding a job for which they are qualified, but also trying to find a way to stand out among the hundreds, even thousands, of other qualified applicants. Through blogs, twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and a plethora of others, job seekers can be in a constant state of communicating enthusiasm for their field.

It’s back-to-school time again, which means new teachers, new classrooms and new routines. As the long summer days are coming to an end, fall schedules start and families get back into the swing of the school year. To help kids make the transition, it’s important to create a healthy balance of school duties and family time, while maintaining the summer energy and fun.