Consumer Awareness

Looking Like We Want To Look Doesn’t Come Cheap!
What do you see when you look in the mirror?  Do you like what you see or do you see all the imperfections you would like to change?  More and more of us are opting for a tweak or a tuck and the costs add up.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Americans spen…
Dyeing Easter Eggs Old School Style Could Be Even More Fun
Do you know what a “life hack” is?  Wikipedia says “it refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life “   So then, how does that apply to the process of something simple a…
Why The Airlines Overbooked Your Flight
Virtually everybody is talking about the man being dragged off the United Airlines plane in Chicago.  The headlines on day two after the event in the Huffington Post reads “United Airlines Loses $900 Million In Value In Hours As Viral Video Spreads”...
Climate Change Promises A Bumpy Ride
Ok, fellow infrequent and fearful flyers, here’s why the experts say Climate Change will have you buckling up for a bumpy ride.  Turbulence scares me.  I’ve seen too many airplane disaster movies not to imagine all the terrible things that can go wrong and n…
Do You Sleep In Your Birthday Suit? Maybe You Should!
I’m not saying that I do and I’m not saying that I don’t but what I am saying is that some folks in the medical community think You may want to strip down before you sleep.
Dr. Sarah Brewer, MD, says in an article in the Daily Mail that sleeping naked m…
World’s Strongest Coffee Is Waiting For You
This is going to date me but I sure many of you remember Mrs. Olson, the Folgers coffee lady.  From 1965 to 1986, actress Virginia Christine was happy to remind us that Folgers was “mountain grown” and the “richest kind” of coffee...
The Skyrocket Slows A Little – Craft Beer Buy Out
Heads up Yakima Valley Hops growers! There may be a slight shift in the marketplace.
Craft beers have been all the rage in recent years and that’s been another sales opportunity for area hop growers. But now the rate of growth of sales is beginning to slow...
In-Store Music Might Make You Spend More Money
All is fair in love, war and commerce!
We used to call it elevator or background music.  But maybe a better term for it might be subversive sales music!  You know the stores with the piped in music?  Well there is method to their music...
Sobering Message – Drink Coasters Made Of Car Wreck Metal
What kind of emotional or intellectual deterrence works on you?  In other words, if you smoke, what would make you stop.  If you drink, what would reinforce that you not drink and drive?  A bar in Canada has a semi-gruesome reminder.
Toronto’s Emmet Ray Bar is driving home the message by serving drin…

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