5 Ways to Save Money During Online Shopping

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Whether you’re pinching pennies as a stay-at-home mom or just looking to save a buck as a busy career professional, there are many ways you can reduce your bill when shopping online. Here are five of the easiest!


1. Shop at the Right Time

Why pay full price on Wednesday when you can wait until Friday and take advantage of a limited-time weekend deal? Why shop during November when Christmas specials are just around the corner? Instead of whipping out your credit card whenever you feel the itch, make your shopping schedule conform to the deals available to you.



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Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul #BGCA #TriplePlay10

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Boys & Girls Club of America. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Smart nutritional choices, active lifestyles and self confidence are integral to helping youth reach their full potential. Unfortunately, many of today’s young people lack the tools and resources needed to learn the basics of healthy lifestyles and the importance of developing a positive self image.


The Boys and Girls Club of America has come up with a Game Plan to help families stay healthy. The best part is that it encourages family participation. The Game Plan covers different activities for the Mind, Body, and Soul. The activities are aimed at children and teens, but encourage the whole family to participate.


Nearly 3 out of 10 kids in the United States are either overweight or obese. It is extremely important to engage kids and teens to be healthy and active to achieve a great future. Did you know that youth should participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes per day? Yet only about one-quarter of youth in the US ages 12-15 are meeting that recommendation. We need to inspire our kids by example. What we eat, where we go, and what we do, are all indicators to how our children will eat and behave. Let’s get moving as a family!


The Triple Play program exists with support from partners, The Coca-Cola Company and Anthem BlueCross Foundation.  Boys and Girls Clubs will build the next generation of leaders, motivating kids to be healthy through nutrition and health education, more access to healthy foods, avoidance of risky behaviors and a lifelong commitment to fitness. Triple Play was created by a team of experts at BGCA. The nutrition component of the program was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.



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Nordic Naturals Gives Back to ‘Big Brothers Big Sisters’ {+a Giveaway Ends 8/31}

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Each year, Nordic Naturals looks for ways to empower young people in their pursuit of education. This year, Nordic Naturals has partnered with ‘Big Brothers Big Sisters’ (BBBS), an internationally recognized non-profit that seeks to provide children facing adversity with strong, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.




From July through September 2015, every time a consumer purchases a bottle of Nordic Naturals children’s products, the company will donate $1 to the life changing work of BBBS, for a total contribution of up to $25,000. All bottle sizes of Nordic Naturals children’s products qualify for the promotion, including the company’s best-selling Baby’s DHA, Children’s DHA, Omega Boost Junior and Nordic Berries.


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Baling The Waste

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Whether you have a small business that only sells a few items or a large business that takes up several buildings, you will likely have waste that you need to get rid of at some point. This could be in the form of plastic or cardboard depending on how items are packaged when they are delivered. If you have a business that deals with food, you will often have items that you need to throw away.



A waste baler is a large unit that looks like a dumpster. An advantage of a baler is that you can get one for each type of waste that you have. One could be for cardboard while another could be for plastic. There could also be one set up for waste that you wouldn’t recycle.


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How to Make the Most of a Small Space

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Anyone who’s ever lived in a small home knows that there’s a definite art to making the most of the space you have. Here are a few ways to turn a small home into a big comfort.


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1. If possible, measure and plan ahead. When you know that you’re going to be moving into a small apartment or home, you’ll be able to plan ahead in order to make every inch count. Take measurements of the rooms as well as other elements that will affect room layout, like windows and the ceiling.
2. Figure out how you can arrange your home for functionality, not just appearance. What will you be using regularly? What isn’t a priority? You may need your office separate from your bedroom so you’re not tempted to work late into the evening. You may want your bookcase in your living room because that’s where you enjoy reading.
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Three Reasons Your Company Needs To Give Back To The Community

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All over the world, business owners are looking for ways to ensure that their companies experience ongoing growth and expansion. If this is your primary objective for your company, you should know that giving back to your community can help you realize your professional vision. There are numerous reasons that engaging in philanthropic endeavors can prove advantageous for your business. Here are three:

1. Generates Personal Growth.

Engaging in philanthropic work generates personal growth in many ways. First, it increases your awareness of social issues transpiring in your local region and around the world. This concept becomes plain upon consideration of a partnership such as the one between Palmco and ACCO.



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What Should You Look For In A Green Company?

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10441144_10153141869091558_7778182099403246262_nWhether you’re a residential or commercial consumer, it’s no secret that going green can have a plethora of benefits. In addition to making you a more environment friendly individual, going green can help you save money. With that idea in mind, many individuals are ready to make the ideological shift and practical changes necessary to be “green.” In realizing that one of the first steps is finding the ideal green company, you may be interested in learning how to locate a great one. Here are three things you should look for in a green company:




1. A Variety Of Green Products.

To save you time and money, it’s a good idea to be able to purchase all of your green products from one store as opposed to having to shop in numerous places for different items. Since this is the case, it’s a good idea to find a green store that offers a variety of green products. Companies like Green Home offer clients a plethora of product options, including great compostable plates and several other kitchen and dining supplies.

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Businesses Should Give Back to the Community

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There are many reasons why businesses should give back to the community. There are many charities out there that can you use the monetary or volunteer help your company has to give. Businesses are in a great position to help others. A company like Columbia Utilities gives back to the community and helps many people in the process.

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Great Feeling

Business owners and their employees will all enjoy a great feeling when they help others in need. There are all sorts of charities out there that can use a helping hand, and if your business assists them you can enjoy knowing that your business makes a big difference in your community.
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There is Still Time to Save on Digital Media Academy Summer Camp




There is still time to save $75 off summer camps at Digital Media Academy with code TECHSUMMER at www.DigitalMediaAcademy.org. Sign up for multiple weeks and save big! Campers save $125 for each additional course they register for. Register by May 31 to #CreateTheNext best-selling app this summer!

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From The Artist’s Vision to the Final Visual Image- It Starts With the Canvas

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The artist sees an image in his or her mind; a viewer at a show or gallery sees the image with his eyes. Presenting the image to the world in an impressive way is the goal of the artist. That image is starts with the right foundation: the canvas the artist uses. The size, dimensions, medium and framing all become part of the choice an artist must make to being the mental image to life. It is a critical part of the landscape of the artwork.
The choices an artist has available are many. Should the image be on a stretched cotton duck canvas with a fairly coarse weave or should it be on tightly woven, heavy weight linen with sturdy stretcher bars that will last for ages? Should it be on a canvas board of standard dimensions or on a custom sized synthetic material that stands out from the rest of the pieces in the gallery or show?




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