How To Sell Santa’s Slip-Ups

Shoppers spent more than $15.5 billion this Christmas on gifts on the Internet alone. Just imagine how many millions went to unwanted polka dot sweaters, electric nose hair clippers, and thigh masters. That wasted cash piled up under the Christmas tree. We’ve all had it happen to us. In fact, you had it happen to you this year. You unwrapped the pretty red bow and tore through the shiny paper on that present from your Uncle Mortie, and immediately, you had to put on your best poker face. How did you know I needed a sushi roller kit?” you exclaimed with as much excitement as you could muster through gritted teeth. The problem is you don’t eat fish sticks, let …

Adjusting to Small Town Living

Sometimes your chosen career path can take you away from the bright lights of the big city to the quiet, slow pace of a rural community. If you want to be a ski instructor, for example, you will more likely settle in one of the small Rocky Mountain towns of Steamboat Springs, Durango or Beaver Creek than in the big city of Denver. You may be in the motion picture/television business where a job awaits you not in Hollywood, but in the burgeoning film capitols along the Carolina coasts in Wilmington, North Carolina (Dawson’s Creek) or Beaufort, South Carolina (The Big Chill, Forest Gump, The Great Santini, Prince of Tides.) Perhaps you’ve taken a job in food technology for a …