Should Your Store Have a Mascot Animal?

Having Animal mascots In Your store... Yes Or Not?

Having Animal mascots In Your store… Yes Or Not?

Have you ever walked into a small retail boutique only to be greeted by the wet and curious nose of a dog, the inquisitive, lazy stare of a cat, or the excited chirping of a bird? Pets you allow to spend time in your business during the day can be a real boon for your shop, and they can even become mascot animals for your store. If business is slow, it can be fun to have an animal companion to spend the day with. If you’re considering bringing an animal into your store, or if you’re just wondering whether or not it’s a good idea for you, you should think about the pros and cons before making a trip to the local animal shelter.

A Store Pet Makes Your Location Unique and Noteworthy

Go And Find Yourself A Pet For Your Store

Go And Find Yourself A Pet For Your Store

Bringing an animal into your business instantly adds a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to your store, especially if it’s an animal that spends most of its time laying about in the windows looking cute, such as a cat. Word will quickly spread around town about the new furry friend one can go and meet at your store, and you might even get some patrons who come by just to check out the animal. These people will likely stay in your store for at least long enough for a product to catch their eye, and you can take the time to chat with them about the animal and perhaps try to make a recommendation to them. This will drive up your sales, and you might even get lucky enough to have your pet featured in a local newspaper or magazine. Add a neighborly atmosphere to your tone and get people to relax when they’re in your store; they’ll be more likely to open their wallets.

Can You Handle the Additional Expense?

Of course, before you go out and bring an animal into your store, you should ask yourself all of the classic questions any potential pet owner should go over. How will you be feeding the animal? Where will it go to the bathroom during the days spent in your store? Where will you keep it when the store is closed? And most important of all, will you be able to afford all the additional expenses that owning an animal entails? Remember, you might have to pay for some hefty vet bills further down the road. If you weigh these questions and decide that you’re still interested in having a mascot animal in your store, then you’re already on your way to being ready to do it.

Not Everyone Will Agree With Your Decision

Many Will Desagree So... Think Before You Get Yourself A Pet For Your Store

Many Will Desagree So… Think Before You Get Yourself A Pet For Your Store

Keep in mind, though, that not everyone will enjoy having an animal in the same area that they’re shopping. Some patrons may complain about their allergies becoming irritated, and if you own a clothing store, you should be vigilant about keeping animal hair off of your merchandise. Research your local laws on keeping animals in businesses, so that you don’t run afoul of the law based on the complaints of a few unhappy customers. Be prepared to deal with the people who want to be unpleasant about your animal, since the conversations you have about it won’t always be with fellow animal lovers. Be firm about having a shop policy of treating the animal with kindness and respect, and have a thick skin ready for those who question your decision.

Tips for Seeming Bigger Where it Counts

Start Enjoying Your Sex Life

Start Enjoying Your Sex Life

Nothing is more disappointing than not pleasing a woman in bed. These days, women are pickier than ever. If you aren’t the biggest guy, it can be hard to keep the ladies coming back for more. No worries, though. These little tricks are sure to make yourself seem well hung, no matter what your actual size. The best part is that these methods don’t involve any sort of weird medicines, powders, or surgeries.


It’s amazing how far a cock ring can get you. No, we’re dead serious. Slip that little baby on and you’re sure to get at least another inch or so. This is an especially good tactic to use if you have performance issues. Going limp halfway through is even worse than being small, and a cock ring will keep you at the ready until you’re done. If you want a little extra stimulation, invest in a ring with a built-in vibrator. You can pick these up for cheap at your local sex shop. If you’re on the shy side, buying them online is just as easy.


Try Different Sex Positions

Try Different Sex Positions

Sometimes, a change in position is all it takes to make a world of difference in the bedroom. Even a guy who isn’t well endowed can seem huge if he’s with the right woman and positions her in the right way. Obviously things go more smoothly with a smaller woman, but even big women can be fooled into thinking your package is more impressive. For starters, ditch the boring positions. They might be good for conventional uses, but when you’re aiming to please it’ll just slow you down.

Instead, switch things up a bit. If you like it missionary, get deeper by pushing her thighs back. Keeping them around your waist won’t help you a bit, but with her thighs back it tightens her up. This feels way better on both you and her, and she won’t even notice that you’re lacking downstairs. If you can get her on her hands and knees, then it’ll feel even better. It’s also a good idea to give up control for a while. Let her take the reigns and ride you. This way she gets to put you in exactly how she wants, and lying down makes you seem bigger. Most women love this position anyway and love a man who’ll let them take the lead. You’ll seem like a real team player and a great lover all at once.

Weight Loss

A Little Weight Loss Might Help.. Change Your Eating Habits

A Little Weight Loss Might Help.. Change Your Eating Habits

That’s right – it’s sad but true. Losing weight can sometimes add even a full inch or more on, which is exactly what you need. A lot of guys don’t think to do this, but what you don’t consider is that fat builds up in the groin, too. Being overweight and assuming that your junk is that size all the time is a big mistake. Start hitting the gym regularly. It sounds like a huge pain, but it’ll all pay off in the end. Obviously you should get an even workout, but if you’re short on time then you should prioritize cardio and abdominal exercises. Washboard abs might not be attainable, but even a bit of weight loss can help you get bigger. She’ll be wowed by the effort you’re putting into getting a better body. You’ll be happy with your extra inches.

This option takes the longest amount of time, but it’s worth it if you’re dedicated to getting bigger. It also saves you all the dangerous pills and products that claim to help you grow. Just a hint, those don’t normally work. You’ll be paying a hefty price to take a placebo, and that’s not good.

Getting the Most out of Your Sleep

Getting A Good Night Sleep

Getting A Good Night Sleep

Sleep is definitely a very important part of our lives, and it hasn’t been given much consideration by most people. If you don’t believe me, try and recall when was the last time you gave yourself adequate hours to sleep. When was the last time you tried to maintain a consistent bed time; or used your relaxing bedtime routine to sleep better? For most of us, it is probably a long time coming.

Sleep is ridiculously pivotal to our lives, and it influences our day to day activities, our emotional health. Our mental sharpness and daily productivity improves when we sleep well enough. Yet most of us lack sleep, as we either can’t get enough sleep due to our schedules, or we get terrible quality sleep. This needs to change, and we have some tips to help you sleep those troubles away.

The key, or secret, is to experiment on what works for you, as sleep strategies are not a one-size-fits-all. It is important to find the sleep strategies that work best for you.

The first step to improving the quality of your rest is finding out how much sleep you need. Sleep requirements, just like our choice in bed partners, varies from person to person. Most people require at least eight hours of sleep, even if we are unlikely to get that much.

Keep a Regular Sleep Schedule

Set A Regular BedTime

Set A Regular BedTime

Getting in sync with your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle is one of the most important strategies you should use to get better sleep. If you keep a regular sleep schedule, you will feel more energized and refreshed compared to if you were to sleep at random hours every night. You should try to sleep and wake up around the same time every day, with at most two hours difference between timings, as consistency is pivotal for this strategy to work.

Set a Regular Bed Time

You should set a regular bed time. Choose a time when you are normally tired, so you don’t toss and turn and waste time trying to fall asleep. If you want to change your bedtime, make sure you do it a week in advance. This is because your body needs time to adjust to the changes. Also, you should not make big changes suddenly. Instead, help your body adjust by making the change in small increments, such as fifteen minutes earlier or later each night.

Do your best to keep to this schedule even on weekends, where it may be highly tempting to sleep late. Your body will thank you for it!

Whenever Possible, Nap to Make up for Lost Sleep

Napping is not just for tired kindergarteners. If you need to make up for a few hours of lost sleep, opt for a daytime nap to pay off your sleep debt without throwing off your natural sleep cycle. However, if you suffer from insomnia, it is best if you don’t nap, as it may make your insomnia worse. If you absolutely must nap, you should limit it to at most thirty minutes in the early afternoon.

Fight off the Drowsiness You Feel after Dinner

Most of us feel drowsy after dinner; it is a perfectly normal reaction as most of our blood is busy with our digestive system and not in our brains. However succumbing to the urge to sleep before your set bedtime may cause you to wake up in the middle of the night with no way to fall back asleep.

Fight Off The After Dinner's Drowsiness

Fight Off After Dinner Drowsiness

If you feel yourself getting drowsy way before your bedtime, get off your couch and do something mildly stimulating to stop yourself from falling asleep. For instance, you could wash the dirty dishes in the sink, pick out your outfit for tomorrow’s outing, or even watch Youtube videos of baby animals or gangster goats.

Make sure that the activity you undertake is not too taxing or stimulating; you do not want to be too stimulated to fall asleep at your bedtime. As such, it is best to put your computer games back on the shelf. Once you start playing, you will definitely not be disciplined enough to stop on time; and even if you do, you would be too excited to fall back to sleep. Reading books is something you can consider, but you must be careful. If you pick a book that is too engrossing, you will find yourself reading through the night.

All of these tips may seem tedious, but they will definitely improve the quality of your sleep if you consistently apply them to your life.

The Hows and Whys of Backing Up Your Data

Back Up Data... Save Your Files

Back Up Data… Save Your Files

One of the cardinal rules of personal computing has remained the same over decades of rapid technological change, from the emergence of smartphones and portable laptop computers to the growth of the Internet: back up your data. Yet despite the fact that just about every computer teacher in school will, at one point or another, implore their students to keep backup copies of their files, it seems like most people still aren’t taking good care of their data. Losing your digital information can be a catastrophe of epic proportions for a lot of people, from students and teachers to the businessman who keeps all of his spreadsheets on a personal laptop. Why should you be backing up your data, though? And once you decide to finally get smart about doing it, how should you be backing up your data?

Why: Drive Failures Can Happen Anywhere, Anytime

The fact of the matter is, you can never really know when your hard drive is going to fail. Whether it happens because you accidentally dropped your laptop or simply because it’s an old unit, you could wake up one day to find that your computer no longer boots, or that some of your data has become corrupted. If this is the only place where all of your information resides, and it goes bad, then what are you left with? Mostly, a whole lot of expensive and half-baked options to try and recover your data. The security of your information usually depends solely on trusting that your drive head won’t drop a couple millimeters by mistake and scrape up the platters it’s trying to read from. You should always be backing up your information, then, just as a precaution against the potential to lose your information. You could also back up in order to be able to move around between several machines without worrying about leaving a key file behind, but your primary goal should be maintaining continuity and the safety of your data.

How: Buy an External Hard Drive

Store Your Data In An External Hard Drive

Store Your Data In An External Hard Drive

The easiest way to get started with a regular backup of your data is to invest in a good-sized external hard drive that you can connect to your machine via USB. Look for a drive that has at least 500 gigabytes or one terabyte of data storage. This might seem like a lot, but it’ll mean you’re always covered and you won’t have to worry about running out of space on your backup drive. From there, get your drive set up and plugged into your computer. You can then download one of many free programs that allows you to define a backup schedule, pay for software that is more full-featured than the free ones, or, if you have a Windows machine, simply define the parameters you want in Windows Backup. You can either set your machine to back up once each day overnight, or at some other point once a week when you won’t be using your machine.

Use a Third-Party Cloud-Based Service

Use A Cloud-Based Service

Use A Cloud-Based Service

There are a number of off-site backup services that will allow you to backup your data over the Internet, such as Carbonite. These services cost money, but you’ll be able to be secure in knowing that your info is being backed up multiple times over a secure connection. These services also make it very easy to get your information back, either in a hard copy you can place onto your new machine or streamed back to your computer over the Internet. This is a good idea if you don’t want to spend the money to maintain a second hard drive in your home. Whichever option you choose, though, you should really be making sure your data is always safe.

How to Tell If a Store’s Loyalty Card Is worth It

Start a Customer Rewards Program

Start a Customer Rewards Program

Loyalty cards are touted as the savvy consumer’s best friend. Those little plastic tabs that you hook onto your key ring or sign up for with your email address are alluring to someone who’s looking to save a buck or two. They’re everywhere, but the question is: are they really worth it? It might seem like a good idea at first to snatch up as many loyalty cards as you possibly can but the more responsible choice is to weigh the benefits and any possible downsides of the loyalty card itself. There’s no point in having a key ring full of plastic loyalty cards that you never even use, especially if those loyalty cards require a membership fee of any kind.


The grocery store has a program that offers you a discount per gallon on gas for every dollar you spend with your card, the bookstore has a membership that requires a small fee in order to get discounts and other special perks, and the coffee shop on the corner gives you a free drink after you’ve purchased a certain amount with their card. These benefits are many and varied based on the store you’re obtaining them from, and in some cases there are different tiers of membership based on what you pay or how often you shop there. You need to determine if the benefits you’d be getting from the card are worth the trouble of signing up for one, especially if it costs extra money to have these privileges.
It’s especially important to look at the benefits you’d be receiving with a store’s loyalty card if you know the store is a little on the expensive side in the first place. If you patronize a store that’s already expensive, having the loyalty card might do little more than bring down the price to a point where it’s still slightly higher than a competitor’s store. You need to look at the benefits and the prices of items in particular for each store you’re out to make sure that you aren’t being lulled into a false sense of security just by having the loyalty card.

Frequency of Use

A Marketing Strategy That Reward Loyal Costumers

A Marketing Strategy That Rewards Loyal Costumers

By far the most obvious thing to consider when signing up for a store’s loyalty card is how often you’re going to use it. It doesn’t make sense to sign up for a loyalty card to a store if you’re never there, even if it is free. It’s just another thing to have to worry about keeping track of for many consumers, and in some cases may prompt them to go to a store they wouldn’t normally patronize just because they have the store’s loyalty card which can lead to spending an unnecessary amount of extra money. Although it doesn’t seem that way at first, having a loyalty card might actually lead to costing you more money than it’s saving you for this very reason.


Many loyalty cards don’t cost money. For example, many grocery stores and supermarkets have cards that don’t cost an extra fee and are simply offered as a way to make their prices look more attractive. These types of loyalty cards are ones that are worth signing up for if you are a frequent patron of the store because you’ll actually get use out of them. However, in the case of bookstores and department stores, these memberships normally cost an extra fee. It might not be large, but you should be especially wary when something that’s advertised as a loyalty card ends up being more like a credit card. It’s no secret that credit cards can lead to lots of unnecessary spending and you don’t want to let yourself get caught up in thinking that you’re saving money at a store you love when you’re actually just spending more money that you don’t have.

This Will Bring Benefits To Both Costumers And Store

It Brings Benefits To Both Costumers And Store

This doesn’t mean that loyalty memberships to stores you love aren’t worth it. Not every loyalty card that costs an extra fee can be so easily dismissed, especially if it’s a supermarket or a store that caters to a specific aspect of your lifestyle. It’s a matter of weighing the pros and cons. If a store’s loyalty card or membership costs an extra fee, it’s especially important to think about the benefits of having the card and the frequency with which you shop at the store before signing up for it. Don’t let the allure of a large discount trick you into signing up for a card that you’ll only end up not using and regretting your decision to pay an additional membership fee.