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Picturing Major Life Events – Part 2: Moving and Packing Tips and Tricks

moving and packingLife is hard to plan for. Seasons change, things happen, and time wears on. But when a major life event occurs, you need to make sure you’re able to see the big picture.


This is why we’re creating a series of posts on the tips and tricks to help manage major life events. These events range from something as simple as spring cleaning (and how it can affect your entire life) to as complicated as divorce or separation. And, of course, we’ll help you determine what to do with those old print photos at every step of the way.


Part 1: Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks


Part 2: Moving and Packing Tips and Tricks


If you’re lucky, you’ll only need to move a few times throughout your life. We say lucky because packing up all your stuff and precious possessions, and shipping them off to the next destination can be a total pain. During the moving process, items are at risk of getting lost, damaged, or even stolen, so you’ll want to go into any move with a solid plan.

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Is Snap (Snapchat) Poised to Disappear?

snapchatOn March 2, Snap Inc., the parent company of the widely popular Snapchat app, closed their first day of public trading up 44%.


Since then, however, things have gone downhill.


After its first full week on the stock market, SNAP stock was down 18.5%. This week is also seeing a downward trend, now nearing $19 a share..


Not only is the company off to a rocky start in the stock market, but it’s posted year-over-year losses for 2015 and 2016—and it’s forecasted to do the same at the end of this year as well.


So, is the company with an estimated $25 billion valuation destined to go the way of Napster, Atari and Compaq? While it’s too early to tell if Snapchat will pull a complete disappearing act, the company certainly has some choppy waters ahead.


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Picturing Major Life Events – Part 1: Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

spring cleaning tipsLife is hard to plan for. Seasons change, things happen, and time wears on. But when a major life event occurs, you need to make sure you’re able to see the big picture.


This is why we’re crafting a series of posts on the tips and tricks that will help us manage major life events. These events range from something as simple as spring cleaning (and how it can affect your entire life) to as complicated as divorce or separation. And, of course, we’ll help you determine what to do with those old print photos at every step of the way.


Part 1: Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks  


As winter starts to (hopefully) melt away, the urge to get rid of the old and bring in the new becomes almost unbearable.


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4 Free Online Photography Classes from Prestigious Universities

free online photographyThe Digital Age we live in continues to change and disrupt the education industry—which is great news for photo fans like us. Becoming a pro photographer is no longer dependent on getting a $40,000 degree at a local college or university—there are plenty of ways for us to attend free online photography classes right from the convenience of our own homes.


In fact, several prestigious and Ivy League schools offer their very own photography courses right online—so quality of education is hardly an issue. The only thing you’ll need to decide is which course best fits your needs and lifestyle.


So, to help you determine which free online photography classes are best for you, we pulled together the following rundown:

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5 Genealogy Tips to Preserving Your Family History

genealogyPhotos are essential to providing more depth and detail to our genealogy records. Future generations can look back on the pictures of their great great great relatives and marvel over styles, locations, and similar features that might have been passed down through DNA.


This is why we want to ensure our customers have everything they need to build and add details to their family tree. The more we all chip in on preservation efforts, the more likely we’ll be able to provide an in-depth look at the past to the inquiring minds of the future.


To help, here are a few hot genealogy tips that you’ll want to jot down:


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