Did You Hire a Worker

My late father was an Iowa farmer and he was engaged in some type of farming right up until he died. He had a remarkable work ethic. He remarried in his early seventies and I was happy to hear the news. I gave him a call of congratulations and asked …

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Lake Water

While all the lakes have very obvious similarities, their individual characters are defined by their immediate environment. The water appears to be a different colour from lake to lake and the clarity is hugely varied. I can’t remember the exact moment of awe when I first swam in Buttermere …

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My experience with felines

And then there were Billy and Butch—adorable, childlike, and very needy brothers who’d been weaned and taken away from their mother too soon. They taught me how to play, be spontaneous, and, most important, how to be a mother—to them and to myself.

There was also the …

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Websites for brands

Brands need to formalize a website strategy with a clear understanding of the purpose of their website. When looking to bring an offline behavior to an online channel, brands must thoroughly understand how consumers are currently performing that action offline. Brands need to involve their website developers early on, especially …

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Zooey and I

I remember one time, after Zooey and I moved to Los Angeles from New York, I started seeing a guy from the yoga studio I was working at—let’s call him “Dave.” I adored this man, and even though there were evident issues in our compatibility, I was willing …

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How brochures can help your business

Like story telling in business, a well-designed, professional brochure can help cement your image as a professional planner. Prospective clients will make judgments about your company based on your brochure, so make sure that it is conceived and produced at the highest level possible. To achieve this, plan on hiring …

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Predators of resource

Resource predators see something you have, and they want it. Going back to the section on observable value, personal items such as watches, purses, backpacks, and clothing all hold some value to the resource predator, but in order to get at those items they have to go through a process …

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