culture

Oops! Your Circus Tent Is Loose (Part 3)

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Marketers have long known that consumers are heavily influenced by the experience associated with the purchase of the brand. For example, why is shopping at discount considered chic at Target but not so at Wal-Mart? What is so appealing about meeting friends for a $4 coffee at Starbucks rather than…

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Any Way You Slice It, I Want My Cake

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The beauty in language is its depth and mystery. There is always something new to learn about word origins, proper word usage, and correct pronunciation. I love it! Even so, sometimes these discoveries take me by such surprise that I feel a little scammed—how is it that I’ve gone for…

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Resolutions with substance

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How happy to know that I’m not the only one yet mulling over 2008 resolutions! My blog stats show that readers are still frequenting these topics (see this one) and even continuing to search for them through tags. Well, I’m still thinking of resolutions too! It’s only Day 15 of…

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Pondering 2008 resolutions

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We’re one week into the new year. How are your resolutions holding up? I’m already behind. You see, I’m still pondering my goals and dreams for 2008. I haven’t even put them to paper yet. Even though my goals are still in process, I feel oddly at ease about it….

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2008: Big aspirations

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Ah, the new year. It’s that time when everyone is assessing the progress of 2007 and dreaming of perfection for 2008. And that leads us to New Year’s resolutions. These little phrases offer commitments and promises that will somehow make this year different from the last. Personally, I love resolutions….

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