Realizing that natural resources are a limited supply comes with two responses: ignore or adapt. Some people feel as though resource bottlenecks won.t happen in their lifetime, so they continue with their daily lives as if resources are endless. Others take a more considerate, realistic approach and start to implement ways to help slow down the consumption. Once we realized that natural resources are a limited luxury, some businesses and individuals decided to switch to a more sustainable life.
Sustainability comes in different degrees. Some make significant lifestyle changes by buying electric vehicles or installing solar panels for their homes. Others make smaller day-to-day decisions such as switching from disposable items or recycling cans and paper. Some companies only source to or order from ecologically conscious businesses. Doing so both reduces their own carbon footprint as well as builds rapport with customers who find those choices to be important.
As spring is here and summer approaches, the days of barbeques, pool parties and summer bashes are in abundance. During these warmer days, there.s nothing worse than having a cold beverage lose its crisp temperature because you didn.t want frostbite on your hands. Or possibly you.re just a slow sipper and your drink acclimates to the surrounding temperature too quickly. Either way, keeping drinks cold is a long-time struggle that is in need of a solution. So if there.s nothing worse than drinking a less than ice-cold beverage. what.s better than being the person who can solve that problem? Not much!
Koozies are a great way to keep beverages cold. Whether you are fighting the warmth of hands or the warm air, Koozies are able to keep the internal temperature of the beverage longer, making it the must-have beverage accessory for those warmer days ahead. Would you like to be the company who offers a cool, promotional Koozie that keeps those beverages frosty cold?
We know that your promotional products are a key component of your marketing plan. But here.s why you need to add a Selfie Stick to your repertoire of items.
Likes on Instagram and Facebook have become the ultimate signs of success. What started out as a teenaged fad is now a worldwide phenomenon, and the selfie movement shows no signs of slowing down. Selfies are the new way of documenting your life, showing off to social media what you are doing, with whom, and where. This new form of picture-taking spans further than personal use of sharing photos with friends, however. It has expanded to the business world, opening doors to new marketing strategies that appeal to the Millennial generation and creating unique, visual content.
Punxsutawney Phil has spoken, and we’re in for a long winter. After a winter that has already been quite abominable, this news may be less than welcome. In fact, there’s a warrant out for Punxsutawney’s arrest for the extra six weeks of winter. So, are you looking to escape the winter blues and cut this year’s Groundhog Day prediction short? Two words: Beach trip. What better way to leave the cold behind than soaking up the sun and playing in the ocean? Let’s pack our bags,bathing suits, and sunscreen for a beachy getaway, where snow is nonexistent and surfers run rampant.
Now that you’ve escaped the clutches of Jack Frost nipping at your nose, fill your trip with tanning on the sand with your friends and yourBeach Buddies, all while having the ambient sounds of ocean waves and seagulls nearby. Forget asking if you want tobuild a snowman, and construct a sandcastle instead. And most importantly, be sure to pack your essentials: Sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses, a good read, and a tropical drink on hand to keep you hydrated!
The start of the New Year always brings exciting things. Whether it’s a new set of goals and aspirations or the gradual shift to warmer weather, most people appear to begin the year refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to conquer the world with high spirits and a fresh mindset. However, there’s one thought that begins to linger in the back of everyone’s mind as soon as the holiday cheer wears off the start of the ever-dreaded tax season.
Although taxpayers are given from the start of the year up until April 15 to complete this task, efforts to get all files and documents for tax returns in order can be time-consuming and incredibly frustrating. Unfortunately, it’s predicted that the 2015 tax season will be even more wearisome for taxpayers.
People have been writing love letters for centuries. The time and effort needed to express your feelings and emotions poetically through words are almost more romantic than the words themselves. But in a new world of texting, have we lost the art of writing love letters? Limited by character count and time, we are in a time where “I <3 u” and ILY. need to convey the same message of love. It seems as though something as real and complex as “passion” has been reduced to a few simple letters.
If you are looking for a simple and thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift follow these simple easy to do steps:
1. Disconnect to Connect:
What’s that mean? Put down your phone and close your laptop. Remove distractions. Whether it’s “work work work work work,” social media overload or simply just grumpy cat memes, set aside 10 productive minutes dedicated and focus to your loved one. So, remove all distractions.
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While 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only a mere 8% follow through and complete their goals. By early February, even by mid-January, the appeal of a new year and a new beginning has already diminished as we slip back into the mundane routine of everyday life, the exact routine you resolved to break.
While it is unclear what differentiates the 8% successful participants from the 92% failures, we like to think that you have to set yourself proactively up for success and prepare yourself to succeed.
Did you know that increased exercising, being more organized, and drinking more water are among some of the top resolutions? And fortunately for you, they are some of the easiest resolutions to prepare yourself for!
1. Increase Excercise:
Having the right equipment is key. With our Exercise Kit, you will be making use of resistance bands and a step meter in no time. With your progress tracked in the step meter, you’ll be motivated to keep going!
Most office desks include a computer, phone, sticky notes and a stress ball. While many people view stress balls simply as office ornaments, they really are both psychological and physiological reasons for using them as stressful situations present themselves.
The act of tightening a muscle group and then releasing that tension also translates into an emotional release of tension. Similar to how anger release is achieved by beating up a punching bag, stress balls are a physical way to alleviate stress and tension.
Like acupuncture, stimulation of the nerves in your hands triggers the limbic system in your brain, which is the part of the brain related to emotion and motivation. Stimulating this region can increase productivity and improve your overall mood.
Have you ever heard people recommending exercise to boost your mood? Physical movement releases endorphins which promote a positive mood balance. Even if the physical movement is small, such as squeezing a stress ball, the endorphin release occurs and the benefits are helpful. Using a stress ball can also serve as a mental distraction from a stressful situation you are dealing with.
Have you ever gotten an email asking you to review or rate a recent product you’ve purchased? Perhaps you have even gotten one from us asking you for a National Pen Company review! It seems as though star ratings and customer reviews are gaining popularity among both retailers and consumers, mostly because reviews have gained substantial credibility among consumers. But why?
Benefits of Company and Product Reviews — Consumers want to know an honest assessment of the product.
Any company, with the desire to sell a product of service, will advertise their product at its best. The commercial or advertisement will show the new product functioning to full capacity exceeding expectations. Consumers are enticed by this, but most are smarter than their initial impulse to buy.