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The importance of a good lede

Before I pick at the splinters in your writing, let me roll out a few of

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Story ideas to reach parents, kids and teens

Welcome to Money Mondays! April is widely recognized by the financial industry and various consumer protection

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Heat is on for parents lining up affordable kid care

Some of us still are bracing for snowstorms as winter clings to spring with icy fingers

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Parachuting in for a story: 17 tips to get it right

Nothing beats boots on the ground. With staff and budget cuts, newspapers do less “parachuting in”

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Quickhits: Home-delivery wars, faux service animals, nation’s best tippers

Every so often I like to clear my desk of the Post-It notes, scratch paper and

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Proxy season: Time to address pay inequality, perks

We’re at the brink of proxy season now; one of the most interesting times of year

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New financial, tax planning for LGBT couples, advisers

The annual April 15 income tax filing deadline looms, and just as late January is a

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Beware superlatives and hype

One of the chief missions of this blog is to give “a kick in the butt”

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Kick off spring by digging into lawn and garden trends

March 20 marks what might just be the most eagerly anticipated first full day of spring

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The basics to finding scoops

In a previous post, I discussed how to respond to the scalding of being scooped. Let’s

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