Sunday, December 19, 2010

How to Stand Up to an A-Hole

Need to avoid the douche bag that is always cracking jokes about in an effort to be really loud about it. Here are a few tips on how to avoid these douche bags from ruining your day and making you feel bad.

1.) Feel free to say NO, if you are asked to work with him on a project don't hesitate to walk away. It's just business!

2.) Better to be Outside than Inside, it is much better being outside of the cool crowd than inside being kicked around. The world is so much bigger than just one social group.

3.) No fear to Stand Up for Yourself, make sure your integrity is being protected. The last thing you want is for that douche bag to own you in his moment in his world.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

What are your New Years Resolutions for 2011?

In the traditional time of starting over a new leaf and learning from what has happened and did not happen in the past year we ask our fans what are you preparing for the new year to change about yourself for the better? Let us know what your new years resolution will be for 2011. We look forward to learning and helping you stick to your goal for the new year. Be creative.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Unemployed Flight attendants turn to SEX SELLS Cliche

Call it- Too Sexy or Too risky! The black hole of "unemployment" has given many a reason to think of ways to make your own income. Even if it means showing some skin.

These creative jobless Mexican flight attendants have found a niche in modeling for their own swimsuit calendar. Now every male in Mexico City is running to get their calendars, find out more bout them and get pictured with them. I wonder of they would of received the same publicity for just making a calendar with their regular uniforms.

Ten stewardesses with troubled Mexicana airlines, which filed for bankruptcy in August and suspended operations, launched a sultry aviation-themed calendar Thursday in a bid to call attention to their own plight and that of their airline — one of the world's oldest.

The 2011 calendar features glossy shots of the flight attendants, clad only in bikinis and aviation shades or abbreviated uniforms, draped over propellers and striking racy poses in the cockpit.

One of the flight attendants response to this last lifesaver to their unemployment status comments, "It occurred to me because we all needed money, and I thought that with so many pretty girls (among Mexicana's staff) there were bound to be some who'd be interested," she said.

Each of the 10 "aeromozas" — or flight attendants in Spanish — who ended up posing forked out money from her own pockets to help cover the production costs of 100,000 pesos (about $8,000).

"The goal was to try to help ourselves because we lost everything overnight," said one of the women, 26-year-old Maribel Zavala

The calendar has sparked a media frenzy in Mexico, and the first run of 1,000 was sold out even before Thursday's launch. A second edition of 3,000 calendars — which retail for 149 pesos, or about $12, apiece — is in the works.

The calendar's release came on the heels of Mexicana's announcement that a restructuring proposal might allow it to resume some flights by mid-December. Under the plan, just 30 percent of the company's personnel would be rehired.

Creativity is becoming a thing of survival of the fitest. The ones who will take it in their own hands to earn money it will come at whatever price.

Cyber Monday results jump to retailers satisfaction

Cyber Monday- is what Black Friday is to retail stores. In actuality it is the day to take advantage of great retail deals in online shopping.

This year, retailers swamped customers with online ads and e-mail deals, and sales could top $1 billion, making it bigger than any single shopping day last year.

Online sales were already running 15 percent ahead of last year's by 3 p.m. yesterday, with the biggest shopping hours of the day still to come, according to IBM's Coremetrics tracking service.

"The numbers are really strong," said the service's chief strategy officer, John Squire, who added that he expects Cyber Monday to be the biggest online shopping day of the season.

The Monday after Thanksgiving was dubbed Cyber Monday by the National Retail Federation trade group in 2005 to describe the unofficial kickoff to the online shopping season. The idea was that people returning to work after the long weekend would shop at their desks.

It never really was the busiest online shopping day of the year.

But like any good marketing angle, it spawned a bandwagon. Nearly 90 percent of U.S. retailers offered some kind of Cyber Monday promotion this year, targeting shoppers who didn't want to venture out at 4 a.m. for those in-store deals. In 2007, 72 percent offered a Cyber Monday promotion.

"Retailers are doing everything they can to build up and extend the event aspect of it -- tweeting deals every hour, running Cyber Monday ads -- like it's such a big thing you can't miss out on," said Stacy Landreth Grau, associate professor of marketing at Texas Christian University's Neeley School of Business.

Last year, Cyber Monday was the No. 2 busisest online shopping day of the season, and this year online deals have been stretched by retailers throughout the weekend.

Historically the biggest online shopping day of the year comes sometime in midDecember, when shoppers face deadlines for ordering to ensure delivery by Christmas Eve. Last year, it was Dec. 15, according to online research firm ComScore.

But this year, shoppers seem to be in the mood to spend more. On Thanksgiving Day, usually quiet for online shopping, Americans spent $407 million online, 28 percent more than last year. They spent nearly $650 million online the following day, up 9 percent.

Last year, Cyber Monday sales totaled $887 million. This year, $1 billion wouldn't be a surprise, analysts say.

New Yorker Joseph Gallo waited until Cyber Monday to buy the Blu-ray "Back to the Future" trilogy, on sale for $34.99, and separately a pair of headphones slashed to $45.69 from $130 at

"I get the feeling of deals being better having watched Amazon all last week and today," Gallo said.

Many shoppers don't actually buy at work. They compare prices from their desks, then buy when they get home, said Graham Jones, vice president of merchant accounts for deal aggregator Peak activity on that site is usually 7 or 8 p.m.

Though retailers like Best Buy, Target and others extended their online deals through much of the weekend and through the week, they were offering specific deals on Monday.

Target offered a Kodak Waterproof mini video camera, regularly $99.99, for $49.99, and it will offer more deals today and throughout the week., which is pushing the event as "Cyber Week," promoted bikes for $39 and a 6.5-quart Dutch oven for $33.

Some shoppers who bypassed discounts over the weekend were rewarded on Monday. At, a girl's jacket was on sale for $39.99 on Sunday, a third off the retail price of $59.50. By Monday morning, the price was $35, and an extra savings came by way of free shipping.

Christy McClung, a student and quality-control worker in central Oregon, said she bought a TV at after she was out of town and missed Black Friday sales.

While she didn't find exactly the TV she wanted, she bought one because it was a good value, she said. "With the free shipping, it was a great deal."

Cyber Monday's share of online holiday spending has grown slightly over the past five years, from 2.5 percent in 2005 to 3 percent last year. That's partly because of shifts in the calendar that make the holiday shopping season longer or shorter, but also because "as consumers become more attuned to deals and discounts, Cyber Monday has become a more important event," said Andrew Lipsman, an analyst for ComScore.

Online spending is still a relatively small piece of the holiday pie, between 8 and 10 percent of total holiday sales.