Gifts That Will Wow the Receiver, and What They Say About the Giver


  Unless you are socially inept, the wow-factor is what you’re looking for when you give your holiday gifts. That perfect present that makes the recipient pause and say, “Wow!” But with a cornucopia of choices—including a seemingly endless stream of online offers — you need to consider what your gift is saying about you when it’s unwrapped. The right gift, as consumer behavior expert … Continue reading Gifts That Will Wow the Receiver, and What They Say About the Giver

Personal Style Exploration With Creative Home Decorating Tips From an Artist


  Decorating can be one of the most exciting times during your experience as a homeowner. Not only are you creating the essence of your home, you are also adding your very own personal touch and style. One of the easiest ways to add unique spice to an ordinarily drab room—incorporate exceptional artwork . “Many of my clients are simply amazed at how effective a colorful painting … Continue reading Personal Style Exploration With Creative Home Decorating Tips From an Artist

Preparing 21st Century Enterprises for Success in the Digital Age


  It is no longer a brave new world for businesses. The digital age is here, and if experts are to be believed, businesses that have not already embraced this opportunity, risk joining those companies that refuse to adapt, and consequently are rapidly losing customers and revenue. Consider this: according to the statistical website multpl.com, during 2015, S&P 500 companies as a group lost 3 … Continue reading Preparing 21st Century Enterprises for Success in the Digital Age

Stylish Carrying Case Corrals Handbag Essentials in Style


  Despite their best efforts, most women have had the experience of frantically digging into the bottom of a large purse or handbag for an essential item such as eyeglasses, cellphone, keys, or passport. A separate case to corral these important possessions makes sense, especially if it combines fashion with function. Being able to protect, carry, and access these items in a reliable, convenient, safe … Continue reading Stylish Carrying Case Corrals Handbag Essentials in Style

Managing Technology To Keep Mobile Workers Happy


  Walk into any coffee shop and there you’ll see them – the freelancers, hunched over their laptops at corner tables, talking furtively into their earphones, fingers flying across their keyboards. They might be employees working remotely or contractors securing a new deal. The world is their office and their phones are universal remotes for professional services.Welcome to the new normal – the 24/7, 365-workday, … Continue reading Managing Technology To Keep Mobile Workers Happy

The Many Colors of Love: Engagement Rings Get a Makeover


  You can thank Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for setting the bar so high when it comes to getting married. The average cost of a wedding — sans a honeymoon — has now soared to more than $31,000, according to the wedding planning website TheKnot. And experts say the “images of celebrity wedding extravagance,” a la last year’s $12 million “Kimye” nuptials in Florence, … Continue reading The Many Colors of Love: Engagement Rings Get a Makeover

Sitting Through a Movie in Comfort


  Everyone loves a great movie. Whether it’s watching Tom Cruise hang from a building or a new rom-com, movies are a nice diversion from the daily grind (if only for a couple of hours), a place to stay cool on hot summer days, and usually provide pure, unadulterated enjoyment. To make the experience even more pleasant, theaters are now boasting reserved seating, fancier fare … Continue reading Sitting Through a Movie in Comfort

Protect Your Family With Encryption


  It is one of those items on your perpetual to-do list that never seems to quite get done. You mean to, but encrypting your personal information to keep it safe, seems to fall hopelessly into that chasm between, “I’ll do it later,” and “Surely, it’ll never happen to me.” And yet, if statistics are to be believed, the need to protect your data has … Continue reading Protect Your Family With Encryption

Seek to Know More: How Your Smartphone Can Save You Money


  It seems as if there is nothing a smartphone can’t do these days. It can get you where you want to go (most of the time), you can make reservations at your favorite restaurant, and now you can use it to detect whether your home is leaking energy or water. Thermal imaging, a once-costly technology, available only to the military and police or firefighters, … Continue reading Seek to Know More: How Your Smartphone Can Save You Money