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Cynthia Boris

Cynthia Boris is a freelance writer who specializes in small business marketing, social media, technology and entertainment. She watches more TV than any two average people and credits it with teaching her how to survive a zombie attack and choose the perfect wedding dress.

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Most Recent Posts by Cynthia Boris
  • Johnny Depp and Others Take a Paycut for Passion Projects

    Put Johnny Depp's name on a movie and it's bound to make a buck at the box office. To date, his films have racked up $6,088,674,212 worldwide and that's just his starring roles. Even Dark Shadows, which was considered a box office bust brought in $236,527,149 worldwide.
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  • Does Someone Have to Go: DFX Decides

    Last week on Does Someone Have to Go, we met the employees of DFX. The 30-year-old fitness equipment company has been having a hard time since founder Tom sold the company to his daughter Farren. Why? Mostly because Tom stayed on, micromanaging every employee with the help of surveillance cameras.
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  • The Big Brain Theory: Leadership Lessons and a Real World Test

    On Discovery Channel's The Big Brain Theory, two groups of the brightest engineers in the world put their skills to the test solving wild mechanical problems. This week, they were asked to take on a job a little more serious - create a mechanism to safely stop a car that doesn't yield at a military checkpoint. To win the round, the car has to remain drive-able and the passengers unscathed.
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  • Tabatha Takes Over: YouTube is My Trainer

    In last week's episode of Tabatha Takes Over, Tabatha met a business owner who couldn't understand why her Hollywood nail salon was failing. Customers came in but they never came back. Why?
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  • 'The Internship' Laughs at the Highs and Lows of Being a Google Intern

    In "The Internship," Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play forty-something unemployed salesmen who are desperately seeking a mid-life change. Using their gift of gab, they talk their way into the Google Intern program even though they're twice the age of the rest of the group and they have no tech experience. (It's a comedy movie so you have to overlook the lack of logic.)
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  • Does Someone Have to Go: Big Brother is Watching at DFX

    DFX of Anaheim, California made its money with the patented Dynaflex Gyro fitness system. Tom started the company out of his garage back in the seventies, built it up to a successful business, and then sold the business to his daughter Farren so he could retire.
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  • The Big Brain Theory: Looking for America's Next Great Mind

    There are TV competition shows that look for the next great dancer, baker, pop star and fashion designer. But the folks at Discovery Channel wanted to set their sights a little higher. They're looking for America's next great mind in the field of science, technology, engineering or math.
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  • Cool Jobs on TV: Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters

    There's something magical about a treehouse. Tucked inside the protective arms of Mother Nature, high above the Earth's floor, they provide sanctuary from parental interference and fodder for the imagination. It may look like a wooden box on stilts from the outside, but from the inside it's a pirate ship, a rocket or a medieval castle.
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  • Job Interview Tips from 'So You Think You Can Dance'

    Every year, thousands of dancers from all around the nation line up to audition for the Fox series, So You Think You Can Dance. Their ultimate goal? To get "hired" as one of the season's top 20 dancers. Each performer only has a few minutes to impress the judges not only with their talent but with their personality. If they succeed, they move on to the second round (Vegas). From there, it's like a probationary period where everything they do is under scrutiny and in the end, only the very best get the job.
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  • Cool Jobs on TV: Mountain Movers

    At the Winter X Games, snowboarders and snowmobilers perform gravity defying stunts on steep slopes of ice and snow. The only thing more amazing than pulling off a cab cork 1080 indy to a frontside 900 is turning a mountain full of snow into an awesome competition course in just a few days.
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