Mon, 07 May 2007 14:09:58 GMT
Free Movie Tickets: Peaceful Warrior
This isn't a life changer, it's just free movie tickets---wait, Tony Robbins says it actually "will impact the course of your life forever," so I spoke too soon.
Anyway, to build an audience for the movie Peaceful Warrior, based on a somewhat popular self-helpy kind of book, Universal is giving away $15 million worth of free tickets to see it during its opening weekend of March 30-April 1.
Nick Nolte's in it, but he will not like this.
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Mon, 07 May 2007 09:33:55 GMT
UK to Get Ecofriendly Hybrid Trains
Hybrid trains, developed for commercial use in Japan, may soon have its way in the UK too. These diesel engine-powered trains are also uses batteries that get charged during regenerative braking, which can provide extra power during acceleratioDeveloped by the East Japan Railway Company along with JR East, the hybrid train has been running for some time as an experimental rail car. The rail car with a 331kW engine coupled to an 180kW generator is fitted with 16 1kWh lithium ion batteries on the roof.
Business department manager Tsukasa Ariyoshi told Eureka Magazine at the Railtex show,
We are proposing a similar technology to the UK market. But, he also added, The fuel cells are still experimental because they are still too expensive.
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Mon, 07 May 2007 07:00:52 GMT
Let's Lose Some Weight!
Join with me. We'll lose some weightFatSecret is a social networking site for people who want to lose weight or get in shape. This is a totally free weight loss site where you can get advice and help from other people who are also trying to lose weight. Find out what works and what doesn't.
It's a fact that people lose weight faster when they have a support team. With all these other people on your weight loss team you are bound to lose weight. If you don't, well at least you'll make some new friends.
Choose from one of the popular diets and chat with other people on that same diet or create your own diet and share it with the group. Keep track of your weight and how you feel each day. There is even a journal where you can post tips for other people, talk about what you did that day or whatever you want to talk about.
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April 30, 2007, 7:20 PM CT
When cookies catch the cooties
Of all the things companies worry about when selling food products, catching "cooties" is probably not high on the list. But new research suggests it should be.
Products such as lard and feminine napkins evoke feelings of disgust that can reduce the appeal of other products they may inadvertently come in contact with in shoppers' grocery carts or on store shelves, according to researchers at Duke University and Arizona State University. The researchers suggest that companies may want to reconsider their packaging and shelf positioning strategies in order to safeguard their brands from offending products.
The researchers say food items sold in clear packaging are especially vulnerable to the effects of "product contagion," the phenomenon by which one product's negative properties can be transferred to another.
The research was conducted by Gavan Fitzsimons, a professor of marketing and psychology at Duke's Fuqua School of Business, and Andrea Morales, an assistant professor of marketing at Arizona State's W.P. Carey School of Business. The findings will appear in the May 2007 Journal of Marketing Research.
Other ordinary products that can evoke feelings of disgust in consumers include trash bags, cat litter, diapers, cigarettes, mayonnaise and shortening. "Because these products are so common, consumers are likely to experience feelings of disgust on routine shopping trips," Fitzsimons said.........
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Sun, 29 Apr 2007 21:56:42 GMT
I'm getting desperate for some sun and warmth, and getting fed up with all this clothes I have to wear. And when I think I'm ready to put on my skiing suit to combat the cold without layering one item over another I stumble upon great pieces that make me feel good about clothing once more.
The Laureate Lane snowflakeavailable at Anthropologie for $114) is made of feather soft alpaca and is sure to keep you warm when sitting in your office. Also available in black, but I prefer it in the pearly gray issue.
I know that if I get this cardigan I'll wish for fall to come sooner so I could wear it again.
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Sun, 29 Apr 2007 19:48:30 GMT
Ever wonder what we're going to do for plastics - probably the world's most successful material - once we run out of according to TheStar.com writer Tyler Hamilton, we're fast approaching a time when corn-based plastics, which are much easier to recycle than the currently petroleum-based version and are made of a renewable resource, will come to the market. Hamilton reports that Japanese electronics-maker NEC has plans to launch products made out of bioplastics as early as April, 2007 and thinks corn-based plastics will make up 10 percent of its product line in 2010. In addition to its environmentally-friendly properties, using corn as a base makes for better heat diffusion, necessary to keep smaller gadgets cool without the use of fans.
There are two potential problems with these new plastics: first, as Hamilton mentions, corn is also used in ethanol, which means it'll be fighting for a limited supply, with resultant higher prices. In addition, I'm willing to bet that the process of manufacturing plastic from corn is more expensive than using petroleum, which will also mean higher prices for these greener products. Solving these two problems may be the barrier to greater adoption world wide.
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Sun, 29 Apr 2007 14:36:03 GMT
Network Before You Shop
Features of social networking will soon be found on your favorite shopping sites. Shopping sites will start to use social networking as a way to increase shopping on their sites.
Shopping sites will start to use social networking to have shoppers tell each other what to buy. If you go to a shopping site now, like Amazon, you will usually see comments on item pages from people who have used the product. They tell whether they liked that particular item or not. Soon they will be able to go to forums where they can also suggest other products. Their profiles will mention what kinds of things they recommend and what they don't recommend.
Do you think social networking will help shopping sites sell more? Will people use these board constructively and post positive advice or just for flame bad products?
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Sun, 29 Apr 2007 09:29:38 GMT
How to Protect Your Debit Card from Theft
Customers tend to prefer debit card due to the convenience offered by them as people like to spend their own money rather than borrowing it but thieves have got smarter and they are coming up with novel methods for stealing their information and even hard earned money too. In case of debit cards customers are at a greater risk since it offers less protection when compared with credit cards. In case of money lost from a debit card it might be difficult to trace it.
Thieves could target you at unsuspecting places such as convenience stores where they could place unbranded machines which are a copy of the original machine therefore customers must try and protect their PIN and even shield their hands while punching in the number since even hidden cameras could be used for giving you a setback.
Skimming technique is being recently put to use for stealing debit card details where the account data from magnetic strip of the card is copied and later used for creating duplicate cards. Due to all this a number of banks have started zero liability protection for promoting debit cards in order to increase the confidence of customers in it.
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Sun, 29 Apr 2007 05:31:40 GMT
Wake up early using the greedy BanClock
I have always been fascinated (and sometimes thoroughly frustrated) with the kind of innovation that happens with a product as simple and basic as a clock. And we have kept our readers updated with the numerous releases that this product category sees, rangclock that buzzes with the sounds of NYC one that displays an endless random game of tennis.
To add to this category is the Scrooge of all clocks - the Banclock. The working of this clock is simple - unless you feed in some change, the clock will keep yelling its guts out. The positive aspect of this is that if you end up losing your job due to oversleeping, you at least have all that money that this clock guzzled while you slept. However, the flip side is that if you do not have any change in the morning to shut this thing up, your only option would be to silence it permanently. My advice - skip this one and stick to your basic alarm. And if you really want to save money, get a piggy bank and stuff it with the 50 bucks you end up saving by not buying this productAvailable only in Japan at this time.
Via Core 77
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Tue, 24 Apr 2007 06:59:07 GMT
Are Canadian Business Owners Missing Out?
Canadians spend more time sitting in front of a computer on the Web than any other G7 country.
Against this background, he feels that Canadian businesses are missing the boat. Less than 36% of Canadian companies who do online advertising incorporate SEM/SEO in their programs. And they spend less than 18% of their online budgets in this area. Contrast this with the 79% of US online advertisers who engaged in SEM in 2006.
Why this low rate of adoption in Canada? One reason, low awareness. Recent research showed that 47% of online marketing decision makers were unaware that they can target Canadian users through Search Engine Marketing. Via ProPR.ca
Wake up Canada! There are millions of Canadians looking for a Canadian business to do business with online.
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