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Movies That Inspire

Warning: this post may contain some spoilers! On Monday I talked about how we don't often find movies about overcoming struggles as entertaining as the idea of "being rescued." I was being very short-sighted, as there are a lot of great movies that are entertaining and inspire us to not give up, to work hard, and to achieve greatness. Now, there are many inspiring movies that are not mentioned here, in fact, Schindler's List is #1 on my list of the greatest movies of all time. This … Read More...

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Increasing Sales with Mobile Optimization & Coupon Codes

When it comes to marketing your business, there are a lot of different strategies from which to choose. With stiff completion in every part of the market, you need to do everything you can to establish a foothold in the market and appeal to the largest base of consumers that want to shop on your site. Two of the best ways to increase digital sales for your business are to work on your mobile interface design and to offer discounts and coupon codes through sites like Ebates and Coupons.com. Take … Read More...

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Do You Want to be Rescued?

Driving around town lately I'm seeing a lot of billboard ads for the remake of Annie, which has a new modern day twist. From the trailer it actually looks cute, but I still treasure the 1982 movie version with Aileen Quinn and Carol Burnett. It got me thinking of this question: Do we want to be rescued? I mean pretty much the whole premise of Annie is built around that theme. OK sure the subtext is about "family," but overall Annie goes from rags to riches and is rescued from her poor life … Read More...

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A Craigslist Epiphany

I was in the middle of rendering out some long video files for a client. Since it was taking some time, I thought I'd multitask and lay out some Craigslist items and photograph them so I could list them. One of the main things I was trying to get rid of was my snowboard boots. I bought them when I first moved to LA (because I had snowboarded a ton when I lived in Seattle) thinking I would continue my passion. Well, the mountains and snow aren't quite as easy to come by in California, and it was … Read More...

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November Review/December Goals

Awe I'm back to my super boring titles. :) I think my creativity has possibly been muted by Drano currently wafting through my apartment. I normally feel grateful for my cozy & old (and expensive) apartment, but today is not one of them. The pipes here are terrible and every three months or so I go through the same process of trying to fix the problem myself, and end up having to call my landlord anyway. Anyway, I've been thinking long and hard about these monthly reviews. My blog is … Read More...

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Things to do in Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

A visit to the tiny islands that make up Ko Phi Phi is an essential part of most Thailand holidays. Once almost unknown, the isles have experienced a tourism boom since the filming of ‘The Beach’, with diving and water sports off shore and bars and beach parties springing up all along the coast. In spite of Ko Phi Phi’s new popularity, though, it’s still possible to find a quiet, unspoiled spots where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of these islands. Food and drink Expect to find the … Read More...

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Heath & Wealth Challenge-Week 4

We made it to our final week! I hope everyone who participated in it enjoyed it, learned a thing or two, and feels just a little bit healthier AND wealthier! And I hope my US friends had a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving weekend! One thing I noticed about a challenge is how the novelty of it all wears off very quickly unless you are seriously motivated to succeed. Another thing I noticed was just how challenging it seems for people to get ten minutes of exercise in, five days a week. That one … Read More...