My Relationship With Buying Things And How It Makes Me Happy… But Actually Lonely

         “Save Money. Live Better” (Walmart) “Open Happiness” (Coca Cola) “The Happiest Place on Earth” (DisneyLand)         As a fish swims in water, we in the western cultures of the United States and Canada swim in water made up of advertising.         In light of Black Friday passing and the Christmas countdown on full swing, buying gifts for friends and loved ones is at the forefront of our minds....more

Tylenol Re-Imagines Norman Rockwell Painting with Diverse Families

Norman Rockwell's "Freedom from Want" is a classic painting of an American family sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner. Tylenol has given the painting a new twist, however, by using its setting to profile several families of diverse races, ethnicities, and structures. Image Credit: Tylenol via YouTube...more

Beginning To Feel A Bit Like Christmas

From my blog, Take It EasyDay 29 of the blog marathon and I'm stunned I've lasted the course! As it's the weekend I'm going to be sharing some videos with you again. I was planning to do this just for today but have so many that I'm making it a two-parter, to be concluded tomorrow....more

Bloggers Make Money with ShareASale

Aside from disclosure statements, I don’t usually discuss my money-making tactics on this blog. For a long time, the reason was that I wasn’t making any money from blogging. I’m still not making a ton, but for a blog that has less than 20,000 visitors a month, I’m doing really well. Actually, I have a whole post that I intend to write after the New Year that will go into detail about my affiliate programs, what I’ve earned, etc. For my first one, I just want to do a year-end review…mostly so I can show you how slow it was to get started....more

The Special Sauce V1.3

Over the years I’ve never strayed from my golden rule #1 in relation to sales and this is especially true via telephone sales: Know Your Customer. ...more

Beyond the Ballerina: The Free People Ad Controversy

If you haven’t seen this ad for Free People's Movement line, you should watch it.  And if you aren’t deeply offended by it, let me tell you why you should be: It makes a mockery of ballet and those who have dedicated their lives to the art....more
Felix and Victor  I agree that what she is doing is very dangerous.  I strongly believe that any ...more

What Boomers Want

 Laxatives. Depends. Lubricants. Viagra. Osteoporosis medicines. Walk-in bathtubs....more
There are many things Boomers want and want to do. I just read several good guest posts from ...more

Cheerleader Envy part 2...and other observations from the couch

Thank goodness my “honey do” list is short these days with all of the football on television. If you throw college into the mix, there are pretty much nonstop games from Thursday night until Sunday evening. Then there is only a short breather until Monday night.  As I have written about before, the cheerleaders are gorgeous beyond my comprehension. Midway into the season no one has slacked off since making the squad and put on a few pounds or skipped an appointment at the tanning salon....more

Teenage Girls Exposed To Scammers & Outrageous Lies From Advertisers Facebook Won't Block

I’m fed up of seeing endless adverts in my Facebook feed telling me I can ‘melt away belly fat’ or ‘learn the secret to losing 2 stone in 4 weeks’ and so on.  These are claims that I feel are damaging to impressionable teenage girls, yet even when blatant scams and indetity theft is reported to Facebook, they do nothing.  Be aware of the dangers and make sure your teenage daugthers are aware too....more