The irrelevance of "I don't know how"

Yesterday while Dean and I were at dinner, we got to talking about my work. Specifically, I want to be speaking more, and I want to speak about some new things to some new markets....more

Queen for a Day

“For those of you old enough to remember, this is just like the show Queen for a Day.” That will be the quote that I will remember from the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2011 Women of Influence award dinner.  For those of you not old enough to know what Queen for a Day refers to, let me indulge you....more

A Prestigious Day for UK Engineering

Today the Prime Minister David Cameron attended two engineering events, that have promoted the engineering industry....more

Finding the Perfect Job

 It is a plight of twenty-something’s to have to figure out what to do with the rest of their lives. If someone had told me in my college days that the average person changes his or her career three times in a lifetime, I might have felt less pressure to pick the perfect job that would become the be-all end-all of my existence. ...more

Coupon: 25% off at The Children’s Place

Spend $50 at The Children’s Place and get 25% off your order with coupon code Y5F2011. Don’t need to spend so much? That’s okay. Spend $40 and you’ll get 20% off with code Z5F2011. Spend less than that and get 15% off with code A6F2011. Shipping is $5, or free when you spend $75 or more. You’ll find prices reduced by up to 60% in the clearance department. Sleepwear is up to 25% off. Print this coupon for in store use. Ends 11/20. ...more

Kids Clothes Deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Looking for deals on kid and baby clothes for Black Friday? Here are some highlights from what we know already: All of the Black Friday deals below are in-store deals, though we may see some show up online as well. Check sites like BFads.net to see scans of the entire Black Friday ad. Old Navy: $5 Basic Tops for kids & baby $10 kids and babies’ jeans $4 fleece gloves and hats $20 Frost-free jackets and $15 Frost free vests $5 performance fleece tops $9 performance fleece hoodies for kids and more. Kohl: ...more

How to Haggle Your Way into Holiday Savings [Shopping Secrets]

Most of us have a little experience with haggling, whether it’s buying a car or a house, or scoring some deals at a great garage sale. Did you know you can successfully haggle your way into savings at the mall and at retail stores? I’ve read lots of articles about how haggling for retail goods really works, but I guess I’m a shrinking violet because I’ve never tried it. It seems like I’m not alone. Yesterday on BC’s Facebook page I asked readers if they had tried haggling at a retail store. 58% of the folks who responded said they hadn’t tried it. But you know what? Of those who had, ALL had been successful. ...more

Baby Gear Deals for Black Friday: Jumperoo, Nautilus and More

If it’s baby gear you’re after, Black Friday ads are sadly bereft of deals for you, for the most part. Babies R Us has some pretty good ones, though. Take a look: ...more

Watch Out Amazon: Walmart to Offer Free Shipping during Holiday Season

Have you heard? Walmart’s going to be offering free shipping with no minimum on 60,000 items during through December 20. The offer includes all electronics, plus lots of toys, baby items, and other products. Return shipping will also be free. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens with Amazon, one of Walmart’s top competitors in the online shopping game. Amazon and Walmart frequently have similar or identical prices (Amazon makes sure of it), and many people prefer to buy from Amazon because of shipping costs. Hopefully, the extra competition will result in a price-dropping face-off that will benefit us shoppers. A girl can dream. ...more

Craigslist for Holiday Shopping? This List Says Yes

With all the holiday shopping madness, it’s easy to overlook your favorite sources for second-hand toys and gear. You can really save a bundle, though. Take a look these deals on 10 top toys, all from Craigslist: Atlanta: LITTLE PEOPLE SETS-Noah’s Ark, Farm & Animal Alphabet – $15 Wooden play kitchen – $60 Fisher Price Laugh and Learn House: $35 Chicago: ...more