4 Traditional Customer Outreach Methods to Ditch

There are certain traditional customer outreach methods that are just no longer working for businesses. If you’re still using them, you’re wasting time and money, when you could be developing other areas of your marketing strategy and obtaining better results. These days, most marketing takes place online and not in print. Communication happens via mobile devices, rather than in the mail. Even e-mail is a somewhat outdated form of communication, since information now is conveyed on a second by second basis, using social media and newsfeeds. These are all reasons why you should ditch old-fashioned and outdated tactics for engaging with your customers. You’re not getting anything out of it, and if anything, it makes your company look dated. While some customers will stick with brand loyalty, there’s nothing that will make you look inaccessible faster than not having an e-mail address or solid website. That’s just the beginning, though. Here are four traditional marketing outreach methods that are no defunct into today’s information rich world. Postal Mailers with Coupons While postal mailers can occasionally be useful, generally they’re a […]

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A Virgin’s Guide to the First Time

For someone who has never experienced it, sex can seem like a wild, crazy thing that is very difficult to attempt. Media and other people have probably told you that sex is incredible, and that your first time should be like a fairy tale. The problem is that not all sex is awesome, and if you are both virgins, it can be especially difficult. You need to have realistic expectations and a plan if you want your first time to go well and not be a disappointment. Most people have embarrassing stories about their first time doing the deed, but that doesn’t have to be you. Here are a few tips to make sure that you don’t royally mess up the first time that you have sex. Are You Ready? If you are being pressured into sex, or if you feel like you are rushing into things too fast, then do not do it. That is the big picture, the bottom line, the end game. You do not need to have sex if you don’t feel that you are ready. […]

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Managing People Who Don’t Get Along

Nothing can be more frustrating that being in charge of a group of workers that do not work well together. Ego and emotions can quickly fly off the handle creating tense and often hostile environments in your business. This can cause a huge loss in productivity as well as trust and camaraderie among your staff. Often times business owners don’t realize where the situation is headed until it’s too late and emotions are running high and people are no longer getting along. Simply firing everyone won’t solve your problem in the long run, so it’s best to learn some tactics for getting your team to learn to cooperate once again. Often that means a staff meeting as well as private meetings with each employee to sort out the heart of the mess and get everyone back on track. This can cut into work schedules, especially yours, but it’s important to address the problem as soon as you realize you have it. Finding the Source Of The Struggle Every problem has its beginning, and your primary objective as boss is to […]

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Why Your Husband Loses Weight Faster

There’s nothing more frustrating than this, and every woman who’s tried to lose weight at the same time as her husband has felt this way. For every pound you lose, he loses three. If you both cut out soda, he drops two pants sizes, while you can barely go down one. It’s not fair, but that’s life. A lot of women give up on their diets because their husbands see faster results, but that’s because they aren’t considering the details. Men and women are biologically different in every way, and are going to lose weight in their own ways. Here are a few reasons why your hubby seems to slim down so quickly. He’s Not Meant to Carry Weight Unlike you, his body has no biological reason to keep weight on. You know that stubborn pouch on your tummy, or how you can’t ever quite get rid of the muffin top? That’s because the female body is biologically programmed to keep some fat for reproductive purposes. The man’s body doesn’t have these same needs, so when he starts to work […]

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Quick Dishes that are Fast and Cheap

If you want to make food that is fast and inexpensive while still being on the healthy side, you need to put in a lot of work. While the life of instant potatoes and mac n’ cheese certainly is fast and easy, living healthily takes a little more time than those kinds of instant foods. You need to prepare and you need to plan ahead if you want to have plenty of access to healthy food for cheap and at high speeds. Here’s a quick guide to penny pinching and preparing good food for your week. Make Food from Scratch Don’t buy healthy microwavable foods, because they are much more expensive to get than the ingredients that you can use to make four times as much food. Growing your own foods is also a good idea to have if you want to save money. You can get several pounds of flour and learn to make your own bread and save tons of money on various loaves that you might buy consistently for more money. You need to spend time on […]

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Runner Beware: Safety Tips for Beginning Joggers

Running can seem like the ideal workout for beginners looking to trim down and tone up their bodies. While at first it can seem like all you need to do is step outside your door and hit the pavement, there’s a little more to it than that. If you’re going to start running on a regular basis as part of your healthy living routine, you’ll need to be prepared to keep yourself safe and hydrated. While running can be a fun and inexpensive way to get in shape, if you aren’t cautious, you risk injury, heat stroke, serious dehydration, and even long-term joint damage. Don’t let the risks put you off enjoying a new activity, just make sure you are well prepared to minimize accidents while you jog. Have the Right Gear As with any other sport or form of exercise, you’ll need to make sure you have the right gear before you begin. In the case of running or jogging, this is usually as simple as a running outfit and a water bottle to take with you while you’re […]

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Date Ideas That Will Knock Her Socks off Instead of Boring Her to Death

Going on dates all the time can be a little strenuous, especially if you aren’t sure where to go. Having a boring date is the worst thing in the world, so you obviously want to avoid that is much as possible. It’s not always easy to know what sorts of things will actually be interesting, however. You want to know what sorts of date ideas will actually intrigue the woman you are taking out instead of Boring her to tears. Sometimes these date ideas can seem few and far between, but you should be able to have great dates as long as you keep these things in mind. Here are some date ideas that will be sure to knock her socks off and gain you tons of brownie points. Skip the Movies and Take Her to a Play or Musical Taking a date to the movies is all well and good, but it can be a little boring to sit in the darkness watching something on a screen. Why not just stay at home and watch TV? Still, if you […]

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Avoiding The Walk Of Shame After A Hookup

Hooking up with someone can be a ton of fun, but what isn’t fun is trying to figure out things after the deed is done. It’s not always pleasant to have to figure out how you can find your way home or get the person out of your house once the hookup is done. If you happen to sleep in after the hookup, you’re going to have to figure out how to avoid the walk of shame. In other words, you have to figure out how to get out of there without making things extremely awkward for both parties. If you are planning on hooking up, or you are the type of person that looks up regularly, this is something you need to know about. Read on to find out everything you need to. Is This Really a Thing? If you are not the type of person that comes up that often you may be wondering if the walk of shame is really a thing. It can definitely be awkward to try and sneak your way out of someone’s house […]

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How to Knock Your College Expenses Down to Size

When people talk about the college experience, a few of the things they probably have in mind are partying, late night study sessions, and meeting lots of new and interesting people. However, on top of all of that is something else even more fundamental to the college experience: debt. That’s right. College is expensive! Not only does it a cost a lot, but it seems to be getting even more expensive every year. Tuition isn’t the only thing that you’ve got to worry about, either. You need to be quite concerned with how much you’re spending in other areas. How can you manage to avoid racking up insane amounts of debt while still enjoying your college experience? The key is going to be controlling your costs in a number of different areas. Unless you can keep a handle on those, you’re not going to be able to hang onto your money for very long. You’ll soon find that you have to take out more loans or go to ask mom and dad for more cash! That’s not the situation you […]

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3 Common ‘Not So Bad’ Workplace Offenses that Are Worse Than You Think

Just about every company deals with employees that can cause trouble for the company, other coworkers, or themselves. These people often commit workplace offenses that they don’t believe to be as bad as they really are. Workplace offenses cause chaos and distrust in the workplace, which can lead to a toxic workplace environment. Before you brush off some of those ‘typical’ offenses that happen in the workplace, take a moment to consider exactly how damaging they can be, and why you shouldn’t tolerate it in your company. Stealing a Coworker’s Food If you’ve never had to deal with the annoyance of having a coworker steal you food, consider yourself lucky. There are few things worse than thinking about your lunch for half of the workday, only to discover that someone else has eaten it. Many companies consider someone stealing lunches as just one of those things that happen, but it is something that definitely shouldn’t be tolerated. When an employee steals another person lunch, they are telling the entire company that they couldn’t care less about the people that they […]

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