Suman

Suman is a Content Manager for SmartSign. She's the go to-person for writing and distributing press releases--making sure that SmartSign earns national and international attention and lots o' links. She has been continually published on CNBC.com, Reuters, Yahoo!Finance, the Miami Herald, and many other news outlets. Suman blogs, writes and edits articles, and dabbles in social media. Prior to New York, she's lived in really exotic places known as Boston and Connecticut.

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Child pedestrian tragedies are close to home

Child pedestrian tragedies are close to home

| May 29, 2013

Home should be where kids are the safest, not the most susceptible to danger. When 70% of children hurt or killed by cars are hit several blocks from their own homes, it’s time to elevate safety efforts in neighborhood and residential areas. Some safety messages can blend ineffectually into the background, but it’s been proven that […]


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New York to Louisiana: How global warming affects evacuation routes

New York to Louisiana: How global warming affects evacuation routes

| May 16, 2013

Who could forget Kanye West’s statement, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”? Many others, like the rapper, raised an outcry after the havoc wreaked by 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. People pointed fingers at the government for not providing sufficient refuge routes or evacuation strategies. The problem persists, but now it has another cause. In 2013, […]


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Does voice-activated texting curb distracted driving dangers?

Does voice-activated texting curb distracted driving dangers?

| May 1, 2013

Distracted driving is a well-publicized issue, but it’s surprising how much of a problem it remains. I recall a time when my friend, an aspiring doctor, was driving me. At nearly every stop light, she would text furtively at her phone. I was surprised that such a bright person would still text and drive, and […]


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Not just for kids: new cyberbullying law ensures teachers are treated right

Not just for kids: new cyberbullying law ensures teachers are treated right

| March 27, 2013

Cyberbullying amongst school students is one of the year’s hottest issues, but lately, students tormenting teachers online has become just as serious a problem. Naturally, students will discuss and even poke fun of authority figures such as teachers or principals, but social media provides a particularly insidious platform for students to vent their frustration against superiors […]


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5 ways to fight the winter blues

5 ways to fight the winter blues

| February 12, 2013

Ah, February. Does the thought of the year’s second month make you think of pink decorations and chocolate hearts? In reality, it can be endless stretches of somber gray skies, brown slushy snow, and fighting off the flu. Whether you call it the winter blues, cabin fever, or seasonal depression, the February blahs seem inevitable. […]


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Emerald green for 2013: signs in the color of the year

Emerald green for 2013: signs in the color of the year

| January 10, 2013

This year, it’s time to go green–Emerald Green! Each year, Pantone, the authority on color and provider of color systems for the design industry, selects a color to influence design trends. The Color of the Year for 2013 is a deep, verdant, emerald green. SmartSign pays tribute to the color of the year with green […]


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Do you know your APWA color code?

Do you know your APWA color code?

| December 26, 2012

You can tell where buried lines are, and what they are, by understanding the APWA’s color codes (via Southeast Missourian). If you’ve ever tried to install a pool in your backyard, you know that you can sometimes get yourself into deeper water than you ever intended — that is, by hitting a buried utility line […]


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