5 Tips to Organize Your Desk Before the New Year

2013 is days away and many of us are busier than ever. If you are like most business executives, your desk is one reflection of how busy you are. A desk with lots of projects is one thing – but a desk that is messy or untidy is another. Fortunately we have 5 tips to help organize your desk before the New Year. Start 2013 better organized and ready to start the 1st quarter of the year Begin at the messiest part first. Your desk is going to be cleaner…

Get Everyone to Wear Name Tag Labels at Your Next Conference or Event

Have an event coming up & getting ready to order name tag labels? One of the biggest challenges that no one likes to talk about, is that about 20% of the people attending seem to refuse to wear their name tag. This is quite frustrating for any event planner. When you want a big group of people to connect, that name tag is the perfect “icebreaker.” Here are a few tips to encourage even those hold out 20% to wear their name tags! Raffle prizes. This is a fun way…

Great Parenting Advice from Dad About Not Being Special

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This gem is from Cyanide and Happiness. I am giving a transcript (below the comic) because I believe there is great wisdom and truth in the words of this comic. Parenting Wisdom Son: Hey Dad, I got an F in the spelling bee and a participation award! I did good, huh? Dad: No kiddo, you did absolutely dreadful. Son: Huh? Dad: See, despite what everyone at school is constantly telling you, you aren’t special. You are special to me, because you’re my son. However, you aren’t special to everybody else.…

Fish Camouflage: Nature is Cool

I think we can all agree that Mother Nature (God) can do some pretty cool things abut every now and then I see an image that make me do a double-take. The concept of camouflage has always been fascinating, but to see it so perfectly done by this fish (the guy on the right) makes me marvel at this. Just freaking amazing. I’m always looking for cool photos of nature, especially camouflage images, so send me a link to your pictures. It doesn’t have to be fish camouflage, any animals…

How to Write a Book Review

To write a book review, you first have to give a description of the book, then you need to kick your brain into action, creating a critical analysis of the work, and then you need to rate the quality of the book in terms of its meaning, significance of its genre, and the execution, including the writing quality, writing style, and other factors. While a book review is very specific to the reviewer, a quality review takes the above factors into consideration to give the reader of the review a…

Fluffy Demon Cat from Hell to Haunt your Nightmares

I like cats. I like dogs. I like parakeets too. But sometimes you have to judge an animal by its appearance and ask yourself, “Can I live in the same house with that animal, and not poop my pants?” The answer for this cat is a big fat NO. I realize a lot of that cat is just fluffy cat hair but still, you have to think twice to waking up to this furry nightmare at 3am in the morning when it is DEMANDING attention. Fluffy Cat Owns this Home…

Adding Holiday Colors & Cheer to Your Fireplace Mantel

The modern fireplace has become more than a way to provide heat for our homes. It can be the focal point of a room, providing not only a spot for the family to gather around on chilly winter nights, but a first impression for guests when they enter your home. It can be a lot of fun to customize and decorate the look of your fireplace. There’s nothing cozier than sitting in front of a blazing fire, with the mantelpiece decorated with inviting colors and treasured heirlooms. In contrast, a…

Making Your Own Escape

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There are so many demands that are placed on individuals in the world today:  work, education, community service, or even just the basic family responsibilities.  These things can become heavy to bear after a while, and many people find themselves wishing for a place they could just escape to.  With the restraints on time and money, taking a true vacation may be difficult in many cases.  With this being the situation, why not create your own escape within your home? A Sanctuary Your home should be a safe and comfortable…

Make Your Business Stick with Business Card Magnets

Own a small business? Don’t neglect the importance of promotion and marketing for your business. While some of these tactics can be quite expensive, many are actually pretty cost effective. A great option for many business niches is choosing Business Card Magnets. These magnets share the information that is on your business card, and they “stick around” because they are magnets. Its a fact: customers love Business Card Magnets. Giving out these magnets means that your business information is easily at their fingertips. Whether you are a realtor, hair salon,…