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Casey Anthony: Innocent Until Proven Guilty

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 14, 2011

Many people across the country and across the world followed the Casey Anthony trial. Close to the same amount of people may still be fuming over the verdict of 'Not Guilty' Casey received for killing her toddler, Calyee.

But even today, Wikipedia may have more factual information than the prosecution provided the jury. Overall, was the 'deck' really stacked against Casey in the trial? Who is to blame? The jury? The defense? The prosecution?

Not following any news about the case until the trial began, I found myself wondering why I disagreed with legal analysts and news anchors,... (more)


One of NC's youngest entrepreneurs plans more success PT 2

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 13, 2011

Beginning your own business is a great deal to consider. From financing for more than just the first year to taxes, employees…well, you get the idea. Sometimes, you can start your own small business and keep most if not all of the work under your own roof. Just ask 18-year-old Madison Carroll from Greensboro who started her business when she was 8-years-old.

In Part One of my interview with Madison, she shared her love for jewelry design and how she has used it to make a positive impact for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) on behalf of her sister, Brittany. But as... (more)

Tags: entrepreneurship, entrepreneur, gillean smith, business success, business tips, madison carroll, small business ideas, small business tips, north carolina entrepreneurs

Whale Wars: Japanese re-fueling ship is astonishing find

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 8, 2011

If you are a fan of Animal Planet's "Whale Wars" series, here's a recap of what you missed on Friday, July 8th.

After being at sea for more than 12 hours in small inflatable, motor boats, two of the crew members suffer hypothermia. The Bob Barker crew agonizes as no one from the small boats has phoned in for more than an hour. Before this, someone from the small boats was calling every 30 minutes.

Finally, through the binoculars, the boats are in view. Everyone on board the Bob Barker comes together to help those in the small boats get on the ship and into warmer, dryer... (more)


North Carolina entrepreneur started young to shine brightly

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 8, 2011

With the ongoing concern for business success across the U.S., one young entrepreneur in the Tarheel state has been finding sparkling success for the past ten years.

18-year-old Madison Carroll from Greensboro, North Carolina will be headed into her junior year of college at Wake Forest this spring. When I asked her a few questions about her interest in designing jewelry, Madison says her focus wasn't really on the success of selling her jewelry. She just enjoyed the creativity of designing one unique piece after another.

Gillean: How long have you been designing jewelry?

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Tags: entrepreneur, gillean smith, small business success, jewelry designer, madison carroll, small business ideas not really.

By BusinessLife, published on Jun 29, 2011

Raw, naked and intense. That's the way I awoke. I couldn't quite remember what caused such powerful emotions. But I was definitely wanting to feel more of them. Like a distant memory, my thoughts left me and soon I was remembering what was next.

All about warm. It took me, not for granted but just took hold of me and pounded against me, really warm and steamy water beating against my face, my body, which felt so amazing. Why ever leave?

I knew what was next. Dry off and begin the lotion and oils. What scent reminded me of the experience I wanted to know today?

I found one....mmm...or... (more)

Tags: creative writing, gillean smith, starting my day, decisions decisions, what will you decide to do, deciding to do what you want and not what you are supposed to

When Soldiers Come Home There's America Helping Heroes

By BusinessLife, published on Jun 2, 2011

With a number of ways to help our military men and women already available, you may also want to become familiar with America Helping Heroes with chapters across the U.S.

America Helping Heroes is touted as working neighborhood by neighborhood to do whatever they can to prevent the needless hardship that can fall upon returning troops and their families.

According to the organization's website, the focus is on military members and their families and the multitude of challenges that face them and even carry with them following war.

The goal of every community chapter of... (more)

Tags: post traumatic stress disorder, war, gillean smith, military forces, soldiers coming home, military deployment, military returning home

Can you keep a secret? I really mustn't tell.

By BusinessLife, published on May 31, 2011

I have a secret.

I mustn't tell.

It's deep in my soul,

And hungry to attack.

It's called a feeling.

It's welling up inside me and it wants to escape.

It has this desire to rip past my thoughts and curiosities

And seek what really is and forget the many hours spent wondering what could be.

Will you keep my secret?

It's a special surprise.

It's for someone who is holding my heart in his hands.

He knows not who he is.

He has no knowledge of what he does to me.

And oh what he does to me.

It hurts it's... (more)

Tags: poetry, relationships, romance, fantasy, creative writing, gillean smith, possibilities, pretend

What's the weather like outside? There's an app for that.

By BusinessLife, published on May 31, 2011

Despite advances in meteorological technology, and the ever-increasing accuracy of weather predictions, there is still a degree of uncertainly that comes with any forecast.

The new app hopes to solve this problem through the power of crowdsourcing.

According to, the app can be used to both submit and browse for local weather reports.

For example, a user in the suburbs wondering what the weather is like in the center of town can send a request to this app to find out.

The new app will then alert other users in the town center who can upload a report... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, weather app, technology advancement, iphone apps, the app store, weddar

OKC fans pull for Dallas without knowing it?

By BusinessLife, published on May 23, 2011

For many, part of enjoying the weekend and turning your mind away from work is to turn on the tube to catch some great sports including the NBA semi finals.

However, to many watching the game or actually being in the crowd cheering for Oklahoma City or Dallas, it may have been confusing knowing who was supposed to be cheering for whom.

That's because the t-shirts worn by almost every fan at the game were blue.

But the color wasn't just any blue. From TV screens at local sports bars to homes all across the U.S., the blue t-shirts that read, "Thunder Pride" actually... (more)

Tags: basketball, marketing, business strategies, gillean smith, guerilla marketing, oklahoma city thunder, dallas mavericks

Meeting love for the first time

By BusinessLife, published on May 4, 2011

Love, leave me not at this moment.

I am trying so hard to believe in you.

I am trying to move close enough to see into your eyes, to feel your warmth and to understand that you indeed exist.

Is this what magic may be like?

Is it possible to be able to grasp love's intentions like a bouquet of wildflowers?

I want to inhale you...breathe you in as I see so many others have done before now.

Is this my time? May I have time with you?

Do you see my tears that may be my first tears of joy?

Can you allow me the time to taste the sweet nectar... (more)

Tags: love, relationships, creative writing, gillean smith, men and women, loving one another, learning to love, building positive relationships

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