You probably have noticed that prices of food and many other things have gone up in the last several months. While there’s nothing you can do about the state of our economy, there are some things you can do to help the state of your own economy. You can find ways to decrease the cost of many things you buy – products as well as services – so that you can save more money in 2014. Here are a few tips that can help you get off to a good start this year. Continue reading “10 Ways To Save More Money in 2014” »
Life on the job can be pretty tough if you are shouldering all the work or responsibility alone. The tougher the job gets because no one seems to be helping you, probably the angrier you get. Before you know it, you are in the middle of a vicious circle. Here are some suggestions for fostering cooperation among your co-workers. Continue reading “At Work: Cooperation Requires Teamwork” »
Aerolatte with stainless steel stand. The Aerolatte froths milk in as little as 10 seconds. Make cappuccino, hot chocolate, or milkshakes. You can even use it to whip eggs! $29.99 Buy Here
Topsy’s Popcorn. It’s a Kansas City tradition. Topsy’s delicious, gourmet popcorn is available in a variety of savory flavors, including: buttered popcorn, rich caramel, spicy cinnamon, tangy cheese, and decadent caramel with pecans or peanuts. Decorative gift tins are available in styles to suit any holiday occasion. $34.95 Buy Here
Animal Sound Alarm Clock. The children of St. Jude’s designed these fun animal sound clocks to start your day off with a hoot. Or a dog pur or even a frog croak. Three fun animal sound clocks for you to choose from. Proceeds from each sale benefit the hospital. $22 for each or 2 for $40 Buy Here
Glass Garden Globe Plant. The air plant derives all its nutrients from the air and needs no soil to thrive – giving it a somewhat miraculous, ethereal quality. Whether displayed alone or in multiples, their modern textures and pops of green make the globes intriguing pieces of living sculpture. Includes all the elements needed to make a living ornament. $29.95 Buy Here
Air Swimmer Remote Control Inflatable Flying Shark. One of the coolest gadgets around and great fun for family get togethers, office laughs, and kids parties. Once filled with helium, the remote controlled Air Swimmer swims through the air with incredibly smooth and lifelike motion. The infra red remote control unit provides up, down, and tail fin control for moving right and left. The remote control works up to 40 feet. $29 Buy Here
For that special person (or persons) in your life who deserves an extra-special gift, we’ve got quite a list for you. Here are some fabulous gift ideas that are over $100. We can dream, can’t we?
Single-Serve Coffee Brewing System. Enjoy this perfect all-in-one brewing system from Cuisinart® that delivers true technology to the timeless tradition of making coffee. Brew coffee, tea and even cocoa in less than a minute, and there’s an option for iced beverages. Plus, it includes a rinse control for truer taste, and its extra-large water reservoir eliminates the need for frequent refills. $199 Find Here
7-Day Weather Forecaster. The 150-city 7-Day Weather Forecaster features a color-changing backlight, textual summaries of the daily weather forecast, wind speed, wind direction, today’s forecasted UV index, high pollen count and more. The backlight on the weather forecaster changes color throughout the day to reflect the current temperature. $129 Find Here
HD Video Camera Ski Goggles. Grab dramatic photos or videos of the skiing action or breathtaking shots of the beautiful scenery as you’re experiencing it with The HD Video Camera Ski Goggles. It operates, hands-free, with a 12.0 megapixel interpolated camera and video mode that records in regular and high def, yet is virtually undetectable within the frame of these sleek goggles. $399 Find Here
Dinner and Lunch Cruises. Enjoy a romantic dinner or lunch cruise on the bay or harbor of your choice and experience an evening filled to the brim with wonderful cuisine, live music and dancing under a canopy of stars. Celebrate your next special occasion surrounded by spectacular views on a dinner cruise you won’t soon to forget! Price Varies. Find Here
Sony Wi-Fi-Enabled 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player Featuring Google TV. Watch TV, browse the Internet, or do both at the same time on the same screen. Plus, finding your favorite content is a breeze thanks to the included, intuitive handheld keypad with mouse. Now you can watch the game while tracking your fantasy team, tweet about the TV show you’re watching, or update your Facebook status while viewing TV. Not to mention play back all those Blu-ray Discs and DVDs. $199 Find Here
Today, our Holiday Gift Guide delivers a variety of incredible gift ideas for under $100.
Personal GPS Homing Device. You’ll never get lost again with the Backtrack Personal GPS – it takes you back to your location, whether it’s to your car in a crowded parking lot, or to your campsite after a long hike in the forest. Go ahead and explore! Sun going down fast? No problem – this GPS locator has backlit LCD screen for viewing in the darkness or low light. $79 Find Here
Iceless Wine Chiller. Electronic wine chiller is a must-have for wine enthusiasts! Using advanced Peltier thermoelectric technology, our tabletop wine chiller cools or warms wine to the optimal temperature. It’s like having a sommelier in your kitchen! Simply select your wine from the database of 40 wines and our chiller automatically brings your bottle to the recommended temperature to bring out the best possible palette, bouquet, and wine-drinking experience. $99 Find Here
NOOK: The Simple Touch Reader. Easiest to use 6” touchscreen. Most advanced E-Ink® display, crisp text, even in bright sun. Longest battery life. Read up to 2 months on just 1 charge. Ultra-light and thin. Under 8 ounces. Largest bookstore with more than 2 million titles. Get books in seconds. Expert recommendations & fun social features. The most advanced E Ink Pearl technology on the high-contrast 6” display. $99 Find Here
Brookstone Crosley Tech Record Player. This sharp-looking yet user-friendly Crosley Tech Record Player plays 33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm records and even boasts an analog AM/FM radio. Built-in stereo speakers make listening simple, right out of the box. Youll love the retro feel this throwback Crosley record player brings to any room…from its mirror face plate and funky wood-grain styling, to its 1970s-era dust cover. $80 Find Here
Energy Saving Slow Cooker. Succulent pot roast and tender pork loin to hearty vegetable soup and savory wild rice pilaf — your menu choices are endless with this Cuisinart programmable slow cooker. LCD 24-hour countdown timer and easy-to-read display ensures that nothing overcooks or undercooks. Designed for worry-free cooking, compact countertop cooker features adjustable high, low and simmer temperature settings and automatically shifts to warm to maintain the ideal serving temperature. Removable round ceramic cooking pot doubles as a serving dish and fits a whole chicken with all the vegetables or makes stocks for homemade soups and sauces. $99 Find Here
If your budget allows for gifts over $50, we’ve got a few gift tricks up our sleeves. Today, our Holiday Gift Guide delivers ideas for under $75. Let the gift giving begin!
Animal Striped Ear Hat with Scarf. Transform a gloomy winter day into a fun and fashionable adventure with this toasty-warm animal ear hat and scarf duo. Its unique design fuses together the hat and scarf, making it super practical since you’ll never be without one or the other. Features a handy compartment on the end of each side of the scarf for a phone or small accessories. $54 Find Here
All Natural Eco-Friendly Watch. Made with 86% eco-friendly material, this timepiece is both biodegradable and fashionable. Six naturally sparkling diamonds accentuate the champagne mother of pearl dial. The textured scale motif enhances the stylish band. Looks like sophistication and economical just tied the knot. $65 Find Here
Frozen Treat Maker. This amazing kitchen appliance, is more than a banana ice cream maker! It creates delicious, healthy recipes that taste rich and decadent. The frozen treat maker takes on the flavor of ingredients you mix in. Simply add frozen strawberries, high antioxidant blueberries, or dark chocolate and create a creamy, frozen treat that tastes like strawberry, blueberry, or chocolate chip dairy-free ice cream. $69.99 Find Here
Christmas Promotion Train Crystal. Deck the halls with boughs and crystals. You’ll be creating lasting Christmas memories with these classically elegant, laser etched crystals. Begin a family tradition of heirloom giving that can be enjoyed from one generation to the next. Whether it is a reproduction of your favorite Christmas story or a photo crystal family portrait, the gift giving possibilities are endless. $69 Find Here
Spa Sonic Skin Care System Face & Body Polisher, 7pc Pro Kit A waterproof device ideal for use in the shower, bath and sink. It operates with four attachments: a big brush for the body, a small brush for the face, a pumice for rough areas and a facial sponge for microdermabrasion. Give your skin a luxurious spa treatment with this sonic skin-care system. The battery-operated unit includes several attachments to let you customize your skin-improvement experience, and the kit is suitable for use on your face and body. $65 Find Here
Looking for something special that won’t break the bank? Today, our Holiday Gift Guide delivers ideas for under $50. Let your fingers do the shopping!
Freewater House Shoes.Keep your toes warm this winter with the comfy and cushy 100% cotton house slippers. Each pair sold provides on person in need with clean drinking water for a year. $45 Find Here
Mini Doughnut Maker with Mixes. Is there really any other breakfast treat better than a fresh made doughnut? Includes two flavorful doughnut mixes: Blueberry Glazed Doughnut Mix and Apple Cider Doughnut Mix with our Electric Doughnut Baker that creates coffee shop quality mini doughnuts in 3-5 minutes, without the grease or frying. $50 Find Here
M.A.C. Viva Glam. Hotter than Hot! Give to the M.A.C. AIDS Fund with the limited-edition Lady Gaga backed Melt Your Heart Set, packed with pink and nude lipsticks inside a reusable makeup case. $36 Find Here
SU2C Soy Herbal Candle Gift Set Light a candle—or three—and help fund cancer research with the SU2C Soy Herbal Candle Gift Set, which comes with a trio of scents; Vanilla Citrus Zest, Water Mint, and Golden Mimosa. Each purchase benefits the late Laura Ziskin’s charity. $49 Find Here
Martha Stewart Collection Cutlery Set, 14 Piece Sharpcraft. Soft ergonomic handles and micro-serrated blades bring precision control and superior results to your kitchen’s countertop. Including everything you need to build a professional kitchen, this sharp collection sets a cutting-edge standard. Includes: 8″ chef’s, 8″ bread, 6″ boning, 6″ utility, 3.5″ paring, 6″ steak, 4.5″ tomato, shears and wood block. $49.99 Find Here
If you’re still looking for that perfect holiday present, but think your tight budget will mean settling for less, think again! Today we begin our Holiday Gift Guide. We’re starting with terrific ideas for under $20 and will work our way up to fabulous gifts at any price.
Josh Groban: Noel. Gather the family around the fireplace and put on the sounds of the season sung by one of the most amazing voices of the century. Groben sings the classics ranging from Silent Night to O Come All Ye Faithful. $14 Shop Here
Stainless Steel Martini Glasses. This handsome and innovative set of 2 drink ware boasts both style and function, and can hold up to 12 oz. of your favorite martini. And whether you’re a cocktail connoisseur or a blended-drink beginner, these stainless steel glasses will keep your drinks cool and your party going. $20 Shop Here
Cupcake Bath Bombs. With the highest quality ingredients, including European Dead Sea salts, Epsom salt, citric acid, sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, and silk amino acids, these unique cupcake bath bombs are sure to make your bath feel as wonderful as a trip to the candy store. Enjoy the holiday trio boxed set. $17.50 Shop Here
Style Yourself: Inspired Advice from the World’s Top Fashion Bloggers. Style Yourself is the perfect personal-style handbook—and gift!—for fashionistas of the digital age. This book presents the best of fashion bloggers, with tons of outfit ideas and expert tips that show you how to apply high-fashion inspiration to your everyday wardrobe. In this innovative guide to personal style, 95 of the world’s premier fashion bloggers. $16 Shop Here
Bella Brownie Maker. Simply delight in dessert. The perfect brownie is yours in only a matter of minutes—just pour the batter, insert the divider and watch as this master of desserts bakes your goodies faster than a traditional oven. The easy-to-use design includes a nonstick baking plate for fast cleanup. &19.99 Shop Here
No one likes to be criticized—even when it is deserved! The truth is, however, that every one of us could use improvement. So instead of hating to be criticized, think of it as a gift that will help you be better in the future. Here are some tips for receiving criticism from your co-workers gracefully. Continue reading “How To Take Criticism At Work Gracefully” »
Whether you are the employer or the employee confronting or criticizing others is always difficult. Usually you decide to confront someone because that person is making you angry or upset for reasons that can range from a personal habit that gets on your nerves to an action in the workplace that is against the rules of your company. No matter the reason behind your desire to confront, there are five basic steps to follow if you want to create a more positive working environment for yourself and everyone around you. Continue reading “Constructively Confronting Others At Work” »