Almanac: The “Father of Streamlining”

Almanac: The “Father of Streamlining”

And now a page from our “Sunday Morning” Almanac: November 5, 1893, 124 years ago today – Day One for the man called “The Father of Streamlining.”

For that was the day Raymond Loewy was born in Paris.

An award-winning model airplane designer while still a boy, Loewy moved to the United States after World War I, and went to work.

He transformed the railroad locomotive and the Greyhound bus. He designed modern sewing machines and popcorn machines … and filled his home with his own creations.
Book excerpt: Art Garfunkel’s “What Is It All but Luminous”
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In this excerpt from his new memoir, “What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From an Underground Man” (Knopf), singer Art Garfunkel writes of his early fascination with radio, rock ‘n’ roll, and a fellow classmate named Paul Simon .

Watch Rita Braver’s interview with Art Garfunkel on CBS ‘”Sunday Morning” November 5!

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On Saturday mornings, in 1953, in Keds sneakers, white on white, I took my basketball to P.S. 164. We played half-court ball, three on three. Or else I listened to Martin Block’s Make-Believe Ballroom on the radio. I loved to chart the top thirty songs. It was the numbers that got me. I kept meticulous lists – when a new singer like Tony Bennett came onto the charts with “Rags to Riches.” I watched the record jump from, say, # 23 to # 14 in a week. The mathematics of the jumps went to my sense of fun. I was commercially aware through the Hit Parade, as well as involved in the music. Johnny Ray’s “Cry,” the Crewcuts’ “Sha-boom,” Roy Hamilton ballads, “Unchained Melody” reached me. Soon the Everly Brothers would take me for The Big Ride.

As I entered Parsons Junior High where the tough kids are, Paul Simon became my one and only friend. We saw each other’s uniqueness. We smoked our first cigarettes. We have retreated from all other kids. And we laughed. I opened my school desk one day in 1954 and saw a note from Ira Green to a friend: “Listen to the radio tonight, I have a dedication to you.” I was aware that Alan Freed had taken this subversive music from Cleveland to New York City. He read dedications from teenage lovers before playing “Earth Angel,” “Sincerely.” When he played Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally,” he left the studio mic open enough to hear him pounding a stack of telephone books to the backbeat. This was no Martin Block.

Maybe I was in the land of payola, of “back alley enterprise” and pill-head disc jockeying, but what I was was that Alan Freed loved us kids to dance, romance, and fall in love, and the music would send us. It sent me for life. It was rhythm and blues. It was black. It was from New Orleans, Chicago, Philadelphia. It was dirty music (read sexual). One night Alan Freed called it “rock ‘n’ roll.” Hip was born for me. Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis. Bobby Freeman asked, “Do you want dance, squeeze and hug me all through the night?” and you knew she did.

I was captured. So was Paul. We followed WINS radio. Paul bought a guitar. We used my father’s wire recorder, then Paul’s Webcor tape machine. Holding rehearsals in our basements, we were little perfectionists. We put sound on sound (stacking two layers of our singing). With the courage to listen and cringe about how not right it was yet, we are going to record.

We were guitar-based little rockers. Paul had the guitar. We wrote streamlined harmonies whose intervals were thirds, as I learned it from the Andrews Sisters to Don and Phil and floated it over Paul’s chugging hammering-on-guitar technique. It was bluesy, it was rockabilly, it was rock ‘n’ roll. We took “woo-bop-a-loo-chi-ba” from Gene Vincent’s “Be-bop-a-lula.” We stole Buddy Holly’s country flavor (“Oh Boy”), the Everlys’ harmony (“Wake Up Little Susie”). Paul took Elvis’s everything (“Mystery Train”). As Paul drove the rhythm, I brought us into a vocal blend. We were the closest of chums, making out with our girls across the basement floor. We showed each other our versions of masturbation (mine used a hand). “The Girl for Me” was the first song we wrote – innocent, a pathetic “Earth Angel.” In junior high we added Stu Kutcher and Angel and Ida Pellagrini.

All the while, I did a lot of homework, the shy kid’s retreat. My geometry page was a model of perfection. Anything worth doing is worth doing extraordinarily well – why not best in the world?

Excerpted from “What Is It All but Luminous” by Art Garfunkel. Copyright © 2017 by Art Garfunkel. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Industrial designer Raymond Loewy transformed locomotives, automobiles and household appliances into objects of unparalleled beauty. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
On the CBS show “Person to Person” in 1956, Loewy described his design philosophy: “I felt it was my duty to try to do whatever I could to introduce a little bea

How Much Isolation Isolation Do You Really Need?

 

Is your house isolated properly?

Probably not, at least according to the North American Isolation Manufacturing Association or NAIMA. The organization found that by 2015, 90 percent of isolated homes are not isolated enough.

What does this mean? As a homeowner, your home may be too hot or cold. Moreover, your energy bill may be too expensive.

As you pass by your house and reevaluate your isolation situation, you may wonder how much of the loft insulation you really need?

The answers vary. We will explain the conditions that determine the amount of attic insulation that is right for your home.

Age of home
How old is your house?

If you bought a house shortly after it was built, you may not need to add as much insulation as possible. The change is at home 10 years and over. This requires a heavier insulation layer.

If not, as mentioned, you waste precious money every month. By isolating, you can reduce the use of air conditioning and heating.

Location
In addition to the age of your home, your location is also important in determining how much insulation the attic you need.

Every state in the country (and some outside the United States) gets R.

According to International Energy Conservation Code or IECC and U.S. Department of Energy or DOE, this R value is divided into eight uninsulated loft zones:

Zone 1, which is R30 to R49 and covers the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Hawaii
Zone 2, which is R30 to R60 and covers Florida, parts of Georgia, parts of Louisiana, parts of Texas, parts of Arizona, and a small part of California
Zone 3, which is R30 to R60 and covers other parts of California, parts of Arizona, parts of New Mexico, parts of Texas, mostly Oklahoma and Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina and parts of North Carolina
Zone 4, which is R38 to R60 and includes parts of Washington, parts of Oregon, parts of New Mexico, parts of Missouri, parts of Illinois, parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Zones 5 through 8, the R49 to R60 and cover all other states
Country of Isolation Your Attic is current
Walk through your attic and look for the following type of isolation. Each has an R value that determines the quality of the loft insulation.

Batts, made of fiberglass, have an R-3.2 x depth value
Granules, which may be made of pearlite or vermiculite, have an R value of 2.7 x depth
Gray gray or cellulose has a R value of 3.7 x depth
The stone wool fiber, which is black or gray, has an R value of 2.8 x depth
Loose fibers, which may be pink or slightly yellow, have a value of R 2.5 x depth
Now that you know more about the insulation requirements of the attic, it’s time to make a decision. Does your attic need to be re-insulated?

When choosing an isolation company, look for who has a long record of services in your area. It is also best if they provide different types of insulation, such as spraying spray insulation or spray foam insulation.

Do not let your attic spend more money. Get a grip on your isolation today!

A Time Line To Create Wealth

A Time Line To Create Wealth

PALOS VERDES, CA- Our investment philosophy is based on an individual’s chronological time line, which consists of three periods: (1) asset accumulation, (2) wealth building, and (3) asset conservation and how they are used to create wealth
The Playing Field is not level

 

The financial journey through life’s time line starts at different levels, depending on whether you were born with a plastic or a silver spoon in your mouth. As you travel through your time line, your in-vestment options change. Knowing where you are and what options are available will help you make the right choices.

A Winning Financial Plan up to Age 35

The first chronological period of your life—mid-twenties to mid-thirties—should be devoted to accumulating assets and acquiring basic necessities. When you’re just starting out, your assets are usually limited and the major portion of your income goes for the basic needs—food, clothing, and shelter.

This is the time to save, save, save! Amass as many investment dollars as possible. Your approach to investing during this period should be through tax-deferred plans at work or Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Your degree of risk should be moderate. Investments included in this category are high quality corporate bonds, blue chip stocks, and growth-oriented no-load mutual funds.

Every effort should be made to purchase a home now. The advantages, from tax savings and equity buildup, historically outweigh the short-term benefits of lower monthly rent payments.

Be careful when sheltering yourself and your family from liability. Only pay for protection when you’re purchasing life insurance. Purchase whole life insurance if it will yield a higher rate of return than other investments. After reading the chapter on asset protection, you might seriously consider reducing your liability coverage.

Remember, your main financial goal during this time is tax-deferred accumulation of capital. Don’t take risks with your investments. Save as much as you can so that when you enter the next phase of the time line you’ll be ready to move forward.

Investing between the Ages of 35 and 50

After earnings have increased, assets have been accumulated, and necessities are under control, it’s time to move on. Ready or not, you must face the challenges during this aggressive investment period of your life, when you are between your mid-thirties and early fifties.

The Best Financial Plan for You

Your best financial plan is to create the maximum wealth during this aggressive investment period of your life. Build financial security yourself. Don’t rely on others to do it for you. Many people who relied on major banks and insurance companies for financial security ended up short when these institutions failed. The social security system will not do much better.

You should be careful not to over diversify your assets or adopt a “hold-back” attitude. You must concentrate your assets into one or two aggressive investments rather than spreading them out. Diversification often leads to ineffectiveness.

What if you fail during this period? What is your down side? If you consider your ability to bounce back because of your age, the political influence of your generation, taxes, and inflation, the real risk is minimized. Make your aggressive investments now. As you get older, your ability to rebound declines. If you do not try at this stage in your in-vestment time line, you probably will never do it, and more importantly, you will never know whether you could have made it.

7 Plants that Improve the Air Quality of Your Home

 

Dark gray smoke clouds emitted from tall buildings, surrounded by a never-ending stream of cars and trucks.

That’s the image that the average person will be cyclical about when asked to describe air pollution.

Although this air pollution picture is true and threatening, many people do not realize that it does not accurately describe the worst air quality you may experience every day.

So where is the worst air quality?

Maybe in your own living room.

Right. Your own simple living quarters can be contaminated with stagnant and poorly ventilated air. Trapped without a place to go, this air creates havoc on your home and your health with invisible clouds of toxicity.

In fact, according to the EPA, indoor air pollution levels are generally 2 to 5 times greater than outdoor pollution levels. Unsuspecting perpetrators such as furniture, candles, air fresheners, household cleaners containing chemicals, and even all printers combine to make your home a pollution playground.

The sad news: is there any way to fix it?

Yes! This is Mother Nature to save her.

Apparently, there are several types of plants that can act as natural air filters for your home!

How?

When plants absorb carbon dioxide, they also give us the main solid by taking some other nasty particles out of the air at the same time. Small microbes present in certain plant soils also work to clear the air, according to NASA.

Not to mention the plants also make some nice home decor.

Let’s look at the top seven plants that produce the best natural air filter.

1. Boston Fern
Boston ferns reign supreme when dealing with formaldehyde, a by-product of cleaners and chemical paints, among others.

And it’s also a beautiful killer job in handling benzene and xylene, the pollutants that are in the car’s crawling exhaust inside the house from the attached garage.

The plants are a little high maintenance, but caring for them can certainly be done.

They like moisture and prefer watering on ordinary food. This can be daily, depending on the moisture and moisture levels in your home.

Boston fern grows with high humidity, indirect light, and a good soak a month.

2. Spider Plants
If you are just beginning to test your green thumbs, spider plants are a great place to start. Honestly, you should try to kill this plant.

Spider plants do a great job in combating some of the most common domestic air pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene, solvents used in the printing, rubber and leather industries.

These plants are also pet friendly and almost easy to grow back because they stay alive. All you need to do is cut one of the “spiders” and put it in a new pot.

Spider plants like cool to warm temperatures, indirect sunlight, and dry soil.

3. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is one plant that has so many superpowers that practically deserves its own post.

This easy-to-grow relief helps your home say goodbye to formaldehyde and benzene.

It can do more than just clean the air.

Aloe vera can also help heal wounds and burns, soothes skin irritation, reduces constipation, moisturizes hair and scalp, aids digestion, and boosts the immune system. All you have to do is open one of the leaves and utilize the gel inside.

In fact, people have used the magical power of aloe vera for thousands of years. The Egyptians even refer to it as “the plant of immortality.”

This hardworking factory loves the sun and makes perfect pieces of decoration on the coffee table or kitchen window.

4. Peace Lily
Do not be confused with his name. This plant is something that is not peaceful when it comes to eliminating harmful air pollutants.

Peaceful daffodils are able to eliminate the three most volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene, and also do considerable work against the toluene and xylene, compounds found in many household products.

Another relatively low-maintenance plant, peaceful lilies just need a little shade and weekly watering to flourish. Moreover, this plant gives you a friendly warning when it needs watering by sagging its lids.

Realize, however, that leaves can be toxic to pets and children.

5. Chrysanthemum
Want to give your home a splash of color?

Enter the chrysanthemum. Plant

Vintage Watches are Timeless Timepieces You Need

A long summer afternoon, spent in the study of your dull grandfather. The aroma of cologne and her cigar competed with the smell of Grandmother’s meat or Sunday sauce, which floated from the kitchen above. You will be tucked into the corner of a cracked leather armchair, photographed through a book of greatness with rich illustrations of watercolors, or maybe just seeing dancing dust dancing through the sun.

Sometimes Grandpa will let you look around the treasures in his desk drawer: old coins, antique keys, pens, pictures of black relatives and distant relatives. And, of course, his watch, still as cool as buying it in Paris during the war. Glance once again displays memories, and he starts telling his story …

There is no doubt that vintage watches are reminiscent of an era when people value the quality of workmanship. Unfortunately, your brother is the one who inherited Grandpa’s watch, but there’s a way for you to recapture the nostalgia: looking at vintage watches.

Three Reasons Why Vintage Watches Are Not Aligned
On days when no self-respecting person will be seen in public without a hat and a pocket box, a watch is a necessary accessory as well as a style.

Today, we do not need a watch – even if you do not want to go into your breast pocket for your smartphone, it looks like digital clocks are everywhere. So why choose vintage watches? Let’s see.

They Are Not Ordinary

Wearing watch watches, especially one of the many multilevel vintage watches available, will set you apart from the masses. When everyone bends over their devices, drawn to the vortex of social media and ongoing communication, all you have to do is glance at your wrists quickly.

They are the class symbol

James Bond. Cary Grant. Sinatra and Deano. The classic style is not as easy as it is today, it’s now a disposable mode and people wear pajamas to grocery stores. It’s not you you understand that projecting sophisticated masculine images depends on the details: well-polished wing tips, because your shirt just wrinkles and, of course, the beautiful leather band of your vintage watch peeking out from behind your cuffs.

They Last Lifetime – Or Two!

If the vintage Omega watches can talk, they will definitely tell some interesting stories.

What story will you rely on on your watch repertoire? Having a well-made watch from the mid-20th century puts you in history. Unlike today’s technological gizmos that are practically obsolete when you take them out of their packaging, the old school technology of beautifully crafted chronographs is completely timeless.

Imagine passing on a vintage watch to your son, and then one day seeing him decorate your grandkids wrist. No iPhone can compare to that tradition.

Once you tie the first watch, you’ll be hooked. Vintage watches are wonderful, collectible, and practical items that you will be proud to own, and move on to future generations. Grandpa will approve!

Love blogs? How about sharing news with other vintage watch lovers on your favorite social platform?

Here 4 Secrets to Make Money from Writing

Here 4 Secrets to Make Money from Writing

For you who love to write hobby, surely you are used to yes in stringing beautiful words. In addition to stringing words that seem beautiful, surely you also often insert meaning that not everyone knows but can be guessed. And it was so much fun.

Every writer must have a purpose for writing. With the hope of benefiting the people who read it. But do you know that behind the hobby of writing you can be a very profitable thing for you?

If you do not know yet, you must read it thoroughly !!

Here’s how to earn money from writing:

1) Become a paid Writer

Being a paid writer is not a very difficult job for you who like to write. you can offer your writing talent to the bloggers who are looking for content writers. In addition you can join in groups like blogger Indonesia on Facebook and offer your writing service.  But different people different pay as well.

Here 4 Secrets to Make Money from Writing

2) Become a Writer at Startup Business

Being a writer at startup is the best way for you to earn money from writing. how to work on this startup you just need to write articles and promote it in social media. When you get visitors, you will get a point. Well, that point you can exchange into money.

It may be useful for you in writing interesting and viral content.

3) Become a Writer that Match Your Character

You can write about the writings that are your character. From news hits / trends and latest news. News discussion or info you want to write should also be more specific that is able to describe your character, so it will facilitate you in finding news topics.

4) Become a Google Adsense Publisher

Actually a lot of advertising media-advertising that you can use, but we recommend Google Adsense, because it is more secure and certainly reliable. To get started, you must have a blog that is old enough alias 6 monthly and have quality content.

After that you can just register your blog to this Google Adsense advertising media. Much has become a millionaire and successful in this Google Adsense. This is perfect for your writing hobby. So the first thing you should do is build a blog.

Here 4 Secrets to Make Money from Writing

Well that’s how to get money from writing. so you choose which way?

Easy Autumn Decorating Ideas

Easy Autumn Decorating Ideas

Autumn is finally here and, for many, it is the best time of year for decorating. Whether you are shopping for new Atlanta furniture or seasonal accents, check out a few of these decorating ideas for your home.

Fluffy Goodness

One can never have enough throw blankets and pillows. Plaid is an all-time favorite for throws but this year, faux fur is another popular choice for cozying up by the fire. Pillows are an easy and affordable way to really add color to your space. You can really go bold with fall colors by adding mix and match pillows to your living room or bench seating. Rustic patterns of red, orange, purple, and country white instantly add that seasonal feel to any room.

Fall Foliage Easy Autumn Decorating Ideas

Floral arrangements are another great way to incorporate the season into your home. This year, dried oakleaf hydrangeas are in as well as the traditional sunflower, cranberry, and dried ornamentals. Get really creative with your arrangements by putting them in a not-so-traditional vase. Hollow out a styrofoam pumpkin from your local craft store and secure the arrangement with decorative burlap ribbon. Outside, a couple of perfectly placed hay bales are great for stacking more pumpkins and for taking this year’s family holiday photo.

Wood Accents Easy Autumn Decorating Ideas

Your autumn look isn’t complete until you get the fire going. Instead of hiding this season’s pile of firewood, put it on display in a neat stack by the fire or in a decorative bucket nearby. If you don’t plan on using your fireplace this season, try stacking the dried logs inside the empty hearth with the rings facing out. Stack a few pieces of unhewn birch upright on a mantle or coffee table to be used as a votive holder. Accent it with burlap ribbon, twine, or dried vines to complete the look. Easy Autumn Decorating Ideas

Flower artist Makoto Azuma’s stunning arrangements

Flower artist Makoto Azuma’s stunning arrangements

In this season of shorter days and longer nights we probably need the sight of flowers more than ever. Perfect timing for Ben Tracy’s “Postcard From Tokyo”:

The mornings begin shrouded in fog and surrounded by color. Yellow, red, pink … a forest of flowers begins to grow.

The Tokyo floral studio of Makoto Azuma looks more like a laboratory, and his team more like a Japanese rock band. Azuma barely speaks as he works. His focus is unbroken, as his fingers perfect each petal until his creation is complete.

Tracy asked, “When you look at a flower, what do you see?”

From Makoto Azuma’s Bottle Flower Collection. MAKOTO AZUMA
“I see flowers as symbolizing life,” he replied. “When a flower is cut and removed from the soil, it begins a new life.”

So nearly nothing is left on the cutting room floor. Trash becomes treasure locked inside a bottle.

“I can put flowers inside a vase but they would look nothing like what you do,” Tracy said. “Where does the inspiration come from?”

“The flowers themselves are my inspiration” Azuma said. “It tells me how to make it look more beautiful.”

And he’s always looking for interesting locations to plant his work — captured with stunning photography.

Azuma’s talents have also been on display at fashion houses such as Fendi and Hermes, and even lined the runway at fashion shows.

To watch Makoto Azuma’s “Burning Flowers” installation click on the video player below.

 

Burning Flowers by AMKK000 on YouTube
And while you’ve probably already realized that he’s not your average florist, Makoto Azuma destroys any preconceived notions of what that word even means.

Flowers in ice. MAKOTO AZUMA
He and his team have created elaborate videos of their larger-than-life botanical adventures.

They’ve planted a bonsai tree in the middle of a blizzard, and frozen flowers inside giant blocks of ice.

They’ve sailed a floral armada out onto the open ocean, and sunk a giant arrangement down to the bottom of the sea.

And then there was the time a bouquet boldly went where no bouquet has gone before — into space.

Left: Makoto Azuma’s “Sephirothic Flower: Diving Into The Unknown,” photographed at the bottom of the sea. Right: The artist’s “Exobiotanica2: Botanical Space Flight,” launched above Earth. MAKOTO AZUMA
Tracy asked, “Does that bring attention and therefore you sell more flowers? Or is there something you are trying to communicate?”

“I like to push the envelope” Azuma said. “An arrangement of flowers on a table is nice, but I want to find new ways flowers can move people.”

It’s also part of his near-obsession with the science behind how flowers live, and how they die.

Inside a room at his studio he conducts detailed experiments, documenting how much water different types of flowers need under various conditions, and how long they survive. He says that informs how he makes the most of a flower’s 10-day lifespan.

10 Super Cool Super Business Cards

Regardless of the prevalence of digital communication in sales and marketing, there is still a place to print business cards.

They are still good at landing clients and building brand awareness.

Whether you have a restaurant and your business card stuck to a refrigerator or you are a large corporate service provider whose business cards faint at conferences, this remains an important tool for entrepreneurs.

However, it can sometimes feel like all business cards look (and feel!) The same.

So we’ve collected 10 great ideas you can take to jazz up your business cards in a cool, conventional style.

Read on

1. Business cards pop-ups
There are many interpretations of this popular business card.

The premise is simple. To stand out from the crowd, sometimes the best thing to do is really stand out, even if it means jumping on the table!

By using 3D space more effectively, this business card lets you dominate the space where there may be dozens (or hundreds!) Of competitors. Reactor business cards, for example, jump off the table and call attention.

2. Tabbed business cards
Some businesses end up with vanilla business cards not because they do not have anything to say, but because they talk too much!

For example, if you’re a full-service agent, what do you put in your business card? Creative direction Strategy? Branding? SEO digital ads? The service is so vast most people end up just putting their contact info.

But Diesel Design develops cards with tabs, like Google Chrome, which allows more space for a thorough overview of the services they provide.

3. Business card LEGO man
Sometimes simple cardboard cards are not enough.

So what some businesses do is HOW beyond the box.

They get LEGO people tailor-made for their business cards.

Complete models that look like the people who share them, they have all the important info printed right in their chests.

For a great talking point and something definitely memorable, it’s hard to see past LEGO business cards.

4. Edible business cards
What lacks this longevity, they are more than just a novelty factor. The business card is a fully printed business card that doubles as a delicious chocolate wrapper. And once the chocolates are gone, you have all the info you need to buy and buy more.

5. Functional business cards
Sometimes, less important to be funny then it should be functional.

That’s what inspires a whole choice of useful business cards.

A bicycle company from British Columbia, Canada developed a double metal nameplate as a multipurpose bicycle tool.

Another company, Bon Vivant, a fancy cheese shop in Brazil, develops a business card you suspect, grated cheese!

Mini crater cheese, perfect for when you are snacking on their delicious products.

6. 3D business cards
This is similar to the pop-up namecard we mentioned earlier, but with a more aggressive pop.

For example, Bentply, a furniture store in London, has a business card that can bend into a mini seat made for them. And with those copycat prints, they really look like crooked plywood chairs.

7. RFID business cards
While some tactics – like popping up from a page or wrapping business cards around a piece of chocolate – are great, sometimes these simple business cards require a technology upgrade.

And this is called a business card with RFID.

With RFID, you can take online paperwork and feed your customers directly to your overall digital marketing strategy, with complete tracking capabilities from the start.

It gives you the option to send customers to the website, send them a welcome email, or even just share your app or contact info with them. While they are still in the early stages, an RFID card stand can be the next big thing in the world of classic business card design.

8. QR-enabled business cards
Other digital options, QR-enabled cards have many of the same benefits as RFID cards but require little input from users.

Some businesses choose to simply enter the QR code on their standard business card, linked to their website or a dedicated landing page for that lead (for example you may be printing special cards with unique QR codes for large conferences).

Other companies choose a slightly easier approach, just following the QR code and nothing else, forcing potential customers into their digital channels.

Regardless of what works for your business, QR codes are the best way to build engagements online.

9. Different business cards
For most people, kar

3 Tips for Minimizing Stress When Packing for a Move

3 Tips for Minimizing Stress When Packing for a Move

Preparing for packing and moving in South Dakota does not have to be stressful. Here are a couple of tips that can help minimize the stress and make your move simple and easy.

Pack by Room

 

When packing up your home, it’s helpful to pack boxes by the room the items come out of. This will help make unpacking much easier. It will save time and energy to be able to deliver boxes to the proper rooms in your new home and not have to run from room to room to put things where they belong.

Labeling Boxes

When packing your boxes, there are 2 ways to keep track of what is in them. First, you can make a list on paper of each item that goes into the box. Place this list on top before you tape the box shut so that you do not have to dig through items to remember where that one item is when you are half-way through unpacking and need something. You should also put general categories on the outside of the box so that you can know what is in the box at a glance. This would be lists like “living room books” or “family room games.”

Hiring a Professional Mover

Don’t have time to pack your belongings yourself? Need help getting everything moved but don’t want to drive a moving truck? Hiring professional movers to pack and move your belongings can take a lot of the stress out of your move. Often they will provide insurance options to give you peace of mind and will take care of all the individual details necessary to get you from point A to point B.

Don’t let packing and moving in South Dakota cause undue stress. Take everything one step at a time and you will be settling into your new home before you know it.