Have you ever thought: “What if there were two Christmases?” Many people have thought this; I have thought this. In fact, I’m thinking it right now. A Christmas in July would be amazing! Turns out I’m not that clever, because it has been done before. It has been done since the forties!
For Aussies, Christmas always comes in summer. It’s a much different celebration than the winter wonderland of the Northern Hemisphere. Show your Australian brethren some love and celebrate a Christmas in July! Who doesn’t love presents, or Christmas carols, or leaving cookies out for a fat guy who breaks into your house, not to steal anything, but to give you stuff? What a celebration!
Just think – Christmas pool parties, complete with a barbecue and fireworks celebration. We’re talking taking the magic of Christmas and combining it with the debauchery of the Fourth of July. Instead of ugly Christmas sweater parties, there could be trashy Christmas tank top parties! The possibilities are endless. I am always in favor of turning one holidays into two holidays. [uglychristmassweater.com]
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If you’re a business owner, then you probably understand the importance of labor law posters. These are essential to keeping your business legally operational. Equally, they are helpful for both you and your employees. Though labor law posters are of utmost importance, complying with regular posting updates is not always easy.
With 171 agencies responsible for issuing 357 posters, it is quite obvious that smoothly handling the posting process is a difficult task. What matters though, is knowing which posters are specific to your workplace, and which extra posters are required by your state. For instance, the labor law posters at a restaurant would be quite different than those issued to federal contractors. It is also important than these posters be displayed correctly and easily accessible to the audience expected to read them.
A break room or conference room would be ideal, since these are high traffic areas in the workplace. Sometimes though, the posters should be directed to a specific party, such as placing hiring policy posters in an interviewing room for applicants to examine. For employees that work from home, it should be noted that they are required to have access to these posters, if not by hard copy than by electronic copy.
Labor law posters are updated frequently, and not exercising full compliance can cost a pretty penny, so it is important that your business is connected with a refutable agency. So go now my business friends, and bring prosperous labor law posters to your workplace! [Poster Tracker]
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Maybe I’m just exaggerating, but it seems like almost everyone I know has been traveling the world recently. I’ve seen pictures of friends visiting France, Spain, Ireland, Thailand, New Zealand, Brazil, and several states in the U.S., just to name a few. I’m thinking the fact that it’s summertime is probably the reason, but maybe I just know a lot of people with an intense wanderlust. Either way, I’m extremely jealous. I’ve been dying to get away recently.
One of the most important aspects of traveling is planning. And the first thing that comes to mind – at least for me – is my travel budget, the bulk of which usually goes into the actual journey there. If you’re traveling overseas, I think it’s safe to say you’ll be flying there. (Those of you on cruises don’t count!) And unless you know someone from your destination who can pick you up at the airport, chances are you’ll be taking a taxi to your next stop.
Thanks to GO Rental, a rental car company in New Zealand, now you can compare the price of an airport taxi from the busiest cities in the country! Christchurch Airport in New Zealand is currently the most expensive taxi ride in the world at $4.50 a kilometer. In case you don’t see the city you’re visiting soon on the list, GO Rental has also provided a comparison of taxi rates by country.
So if the cost of renting a taxi worries you, maybe you should consider renting a car instead. Perhaps it will be the more budget friendly option for your travel plans in the long run.
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Logos are an extremely vital part of any business. They are the first visual projection of a company or product that the public eye sees. Living in the social media era, the importance of logos is at an all-time high. A logo should aim to capture the attention of the highest percentage of viewers’ idle visual perspective. Idle perspective could be anything from scrolling through news feeds on Facebook, to pictures of your best friend’s most recent food creation on Instagram.
Either way, the success of any given logo usually depends on a few main things: 1) Color; 2) Cost; and 3) Market Audience. According to Ruby Media Corporation, an online public relations and marketing business, color has a significant impact on the image and aura of a company’s logo. For example, the green woman in the Starbucks’ logo is supposed to make consumers feel calm, relaxed, and hopeful – exactly how someone in desperate need of a cup of coffee wishes they could feel. Coincidentally, the smooth, elegant, black lettering of Tiffany & Co.’s logo aims to make customers feel luxurious and exclusive.
Cost is also an issue in need of addressing when deciding on a company logo. Some of the most well-known business logos were created for nearly nothing. Phil Knight, the co-founder of Nike, paid an art student $35 to sketch up Nike’s iconic “swoosh” logo. On the other hand, the 2012 London Olympics paid a collection of artists more than $665,000 to design a logo that was to be used for less than three years.
Logos are undoubtedly an essential part of the business world, and it might be useful to take note of the different effects stimulated by a specific logo.
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I am a young adult and soon to be health insurance holder. I’ve always relied on my parents’ health insurance for my trips to the hospital and all that jazz, but soon it will be up to me to pick and choose my health insurance. I’m not sure exactly how it all works, but from the looks of the infographic below, short-term health insurance might be the way to go. At least for those of us who have found ourselves in a health insurance gap. So if you’re in a similar situation, or you’re just curious, stick around and learn something new!
Short-term health insurance can cover anywhere from 30 to 365 days, depending on what state you live in. Some of the benefits to having this type of insurance include coverage for unexpected trips to the ER, hospitalization, or ambulance rides. It’s also fairly inexpensive. The average premium for an individual with short-term health insurance is $67. For a family policy, the average is $153. All of these costs vary depending on certain attributes such as age, where you live, tobacco use, and all that good stuff.
To be without health insurance is a risky business. So if you’re in one these gaps, it might be best to just sign up for the short-term policy. Without it, if you are injured or have to visit the hospital for any reason, you could find yourself in serious debt. And that’s no bueno, my friends. The average cost of a hospital stay is $9,700, which is insane and definitely more than I can shell out. I mean, an estimated 3 in 5 bankruptcies can be attributed to medical bills. So get insured now while you’re still fully functional. You never know what tragedy lies around the corner, underneath the ladder, across the street from the black cat, sitting on the broken mirror. [via]