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I Admit It -- I Drank the Lilly Pulitzer for Target Kool Aid

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

There was the news that it was sold out, and that it was a LIMITED TIME OFFER with no restocking! Meaning it was GONE. It appeared I was shut out, even though I saw some very cute things I would have liked. Then I wanted it because I couldn't have it.; oh yes, then I wanted it badly.

Gaming & Gambling in Today's Smartphone Drenched World

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.24.2015 | Weird News
Lee Traupel

Mobile is taking an increasing bite out of our lives - there is no longer any place safe zone from someone next to you texting, gaming, surfing or w...

Is Weed Going to Be the Next Billion Dollar Buffed Vertical?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.23.2015 | San Francisco
Lee Traupel

San Francisco's cultural legacy of identifying a need and then fulfilling it with a service is anchored by another Yahoo like web site, with a listing of San Francisco Cannabis Clubs. And, if you don't think there is a local or national market, check out their advertising rates.

Retailers, Don't Miss This Change to Facebook

Melanie Curtin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Melanie Curtin

If you're a retailer and you target Millennials, it's time to take note. This new Facebook feature could be a game changer.

Travel Insurance is Now a Prerequisite for a Worry Free Vacation

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Lee Traupel

Travel insurance exists to protect you from the slings and arrows of modern travel: lost or stolen luggage, medical issues on the road, unforeseen mishaps of just about any kind -- it can take the sting out of potentially serious issues that can ruin a trip or your financial position.

The Evolution of the Modern Point of Sale System

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology
Lee Traupel

Every business today is dealing with a world that constantly forces a business to think and act "smarter" in order stay abreast of competition and differentiate products and services.

9 Ways My Inbox Is Taunting Me

Ashley Alteman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Ashley Alteman

You really do offer some incredible sales. However, your products take about three years to arrive, and by the time I do receive them, my daughter no longer wears that size.

Is the Rise in E-Cigarette Use by Teens a Positive Thing?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lee Traupel

In this brave new world of everything technology enabled we now have electronic devices that deliver a nicotine-laced fluid, which as/when vaporized...

Reputation Managment Is a Necessity for on the Go Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Today, savvy brands embrace online reputation management or risk losing revenue and brand cachet. Many marketing execs and small business owners don't grasp how important online reputation management is to their business.

How To Snag A Supermodel's Look For Under $25

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 04.20.2015 | Style

We're not sure what it is about Coachella, but for some reason it brings out the best cheap celebrity finds. This week, tons of A-listers were spot...

The Unfortunate Side-Effect Of Buying From The Internet

Maresa Marangoni | Posted 04.17.2015 | Green
Maresa Marangoni

Climate change is such a massive issue that thinking about strategies for combating its effects -- or even trying to prevent them -- can be frustrating as well as daunting. Luckily, there is an ever increasing number of people that are hard at work finding solutions for problems that are small-scale and often geographically localized. Think of transport, for example. Now narrow the focus down to a single activity, parcel transport for online purchases.

Boomer Lifestyle Tools and Products for the Post Woodstock Generation

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Lee Traupel

Woodstock it was a mess and don't let anyone tell you different. It was hot, cold, dirty, muddy, and smelly and most of the time you couldn't even hear the music. But, epic nevertheless.

Is Siri Really Going to Replace Your Insurance Agent?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Money
Lee Traupel

The business model was predicated upon a small business owner (an "agent") who was active in the community, built relationships up over time and knew most of their customers on a first name basis.

Three Ways to Improve Your Online Check-Out Experience

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Don't take the easy route and put your needs first. The entire check out experience should be 100% customer focused. An easy user journey will result in a positive user experience.

Why Mobile Apps are the New Coin of the Realm for Busy Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Lee Traupel

Mobile phone saturation has arrived, regardless of the county, culture or demographics. They are embedded in our lives and an integral part of any marketer's digital reach and strategy.

How the Cloud Is Reshaping Business Communications

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Big enterprise level companies discovered the "cloud" five to seven years ago for lowering costs, reducing head count and enabling virtual teams to work together more cohesively in and outside the company.

Modern Tools and Vendors Reshaping the Canadian Citizenship Process

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Canada has for centuries been known as a county that believes in and supports immigration as a contributor to the core DNA of the country! Each ye...

Transformative Trends Reshaping the Insurance Industry

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

The insurance industry is moving into a digital era, with analytics, mobile, the social cloud and privacy issues moving front and center in terms of how they engage with "mobile in hand consumers."

Our Editors' Picks For Spring Will Have You Running To Your Nearest Mall

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 04.07.2015 | Style

We don't know about you, but we've been dreaming about spring fashion since September, when we saw tons of pieces came down the runway during fashion ...

The Tech Assault on Traditional Real Estate Is Gaining Minimal Traction With Consumers and Related Fees

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.05.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

During the last 10 plus years the Internet has permeated the bedrock of the U.S. economy. And, the smartphone is accelerating the digital economy in ways that are hard to predict.

Kylie Jenner Looks Like A Knockout In This $48 Dress

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 04.04.2015 | Style

Kendall and Kim seem to get most of the attention amongst Kardashian-Jenner family members. This week, though, that's changing. This week, we want ...

Cultivating Brand Romance in Today's Always-on, Distracted World

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.01.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

All start-ups and brands in need have the same marketing challenge. Cost-effectively finding, keeping and motivating customers to support your business, in a world where distraction rules and attention spans are just seconds.

Shhh... Don't Tell Anyone How Much Lucy Hale's Dress Costs

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 03.28.2015 | Style

Transition dressing is awkward. Some days it's perfectly appropriate to be swaddled in an oversized scarf, while other days a denim jacket is all you ...

E-Commerce Sales Sweep the Globe: Here's How to Get in the Swing

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

The days of shopping at the mall or dropping by your favorite downtown store may be fading as eCommerce continues to entice consumers to shop online. ...

All Great Brands Start With a Stellar Name: How to Create Yours and Conquer the World

Lee Traupel | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Every business struggles with naming their company and for good reason. For most of you, it's a process that's unfamiliar, necessitating skills that are at times one off, with not a lot of clear guidelines for finding your way home.