I'm hoping everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! As kids
make their way back into the classrooms, you can hear that
collective sigh from parents around the world. That sigh of
"after 3 months I have time to myself!"
If you're a teacher you're just getting back to work, how would you
like a free planner and folder samples? It's
one less thing you have to buy for the classroom. Just fill
in the form and pick the products you need (a school name is
required). Teachers can also get a free 24x36 "Huddle up with
a good book" poster. School name and address are required
on the form.
Now is a great time to get a free family portrait from Walmart.
It's been a busy week for freebies. Unfortunately, there are only
four items I came across this week for back to school. One is a
rebate offer, another is discount, but two are free.
You can get a free sandwich keeper from Welch's with a rebate form. Just buy any two
Welch's jelly, jam or spreads by 9/30/12. Print the PDF and fill in
the form and provide register receipt(s) with the Welch's product
circled. Then just mail it all in to the address provided on the
PDF. The form must be received by Welch's no later than 10/15/12.
Kohl's has a 15% everything printable coupon available on
their website. Believe me they mean everything; 15% off regular,
sale and clearance priced items.
How many of you sit for 8 hours a day, slouched over at your desk while staring at the computer? Most of us who have office jobs don't really have a choice in that matter. I am one of those office workers that sits at her desk all day long. However, I do try to move and walk around every 20 minutes or so. Recently, Mashable posted a great infographic about the dangers of sitting all day. One of the risks is a 40% increase in dying within the next 15 years even if you exercise! Another is weight gain.
Shocking? Yes. But, don't fret, there is a solution to this. I present to you: The Standing Desk.
Board meetings, classes, workshops or lectures--how can you get all the detailed notes you need? Sure you can bring your laptop with you, but do you really want to type when someone's pitching an idea? Or type while your high school teacher is glaring at you for silence.
The old-fashioned way is to record a meeting or lecture with a mini tape recorder. Who uses those anymore today when we have compact Netbooks at our disposal? There's something smaller, portable (and definitely can fit inside a breadbox) available to you.
Free Wi-Fi with your latte has been a great marketing tool to encourage customers to hang out with their laptops at the local coffee shop--presumably downing multiple cups of coffee, espressos, chai lattes and like as they surf the 'net.
Unfortunately, many shops have seen an influx in customers camped out at their tables without the corresponding increase in food and beverage sales. For this reason, according to a recent story in the L.A. Times, many coffee shops are eliminating Wi-Fi in an effort to increase their profits.