We are all familiar with the scene in the shopping mall as a woman purposefully goes from store to store, dragging her man with her, or leaving him sprawled on a bench the mall has so humanely parked in the hallway outside the stores. It is a well-known fact that men hate to shop.
Then how is it that men are seemingly more well-dressed now than in years past? Business Insider recently published an article about why men are dressing better. The author, Lynette Lopez, attributes men’s increased awareness for dressing well to the ease of internet shopping. The internet “has changed the experience of shopping for men. There are no lines; there’s no waiting.”
Because of this, many shops are doing away with brick-and-mortar locations, which allows them to offer lower prices and larger selection. Everything from glasses to suits to shoes can be found on the internet. With generous return and exchange policies, men can now shop comfortably from their man cave.
One such company is Paul Evans, “just a couple guys in New York who want you to look good.” They are in the shoe business, but not just any shoes. Paul Evans sells high quality, Italian made, fine leather italian shoes for a fraction of what you would pay in a traditional retail store. By utilizing the internet, essentially, Paul Evans has fired the middleman, and done away with the overhead of keeping a shop open. This translates to huge savings for shoe buyers.
An important aspect of buying via internet is navigating the websites. Paul Evans has provided a site that is sleek and very user friendly, making the customer’s shopping experience a truly satisfying one.
To learn more about this fashion trend, you can read Business Insider’s article at http://www.businessinsider.com/why-men-are-dressing-better-2015-11
An interview was conducted on the CNBC Squawk Box with Philip Diehl, the former Director for the U.S. Mint. During this interview, Philip actually gave out some great advice, those moments that you see a penny on the ground and think about picking it up, don’t. It is a waste of your time, according to Mr. Diehl. As the current president of the U.S. Money Reserve, the U.S. Money Reserve is a well-known coin distributor, Mr. Diehl actually talked about how he believes that the penny should be taken out completely.
However, Philip is not the only one thinking this, in fact, he is one of millions who believe that the penny should be taken out of the money circle. One fact that most people do not know about Philip is that he actually had tried in the past, while he was the director working with the U.S. Mint, to have the penny removed, but he just couldn’t get it to happen, people were just caught up in their fascination of the penny.
Now, why would someone want to take the penny out of circulation? The fact is, the penny is just taking money away, it is costing way more for them to make it then it is actually worth when it is put out. Each year that the penny is produced and sent out to the public, the loss of money equals out to millions for the U.S. Mint.
Some people, the people who are wanting the penny to stay, are actually worried that the loss of the penny will create disaster, causing inflation and distortion of all of the prices. However, Philip believes that this is null and void, because almost 100% of the money that goes in and out of pockets comes from cash and electronic forms of money.
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Bruce and Karen Levenson have donated to The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland. In fact, their donations initially were the seed money for this organization, and they continue to donate as The Center continues to grow. Currently The Center has been successful enough to add a dormitory. The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland raises about ten thousand dollars a semester, according to a PR Newswire article that will be further summarized in this writing. That’s about $20,000 a year. This money is distributed among nonprofit agencies which are deemed worthy by the Levensons and the University of Maryland. It’s no wonder that prominent nonprofit agencies in D.C. regularly recruit from The Center. The Smithsonian and the Marriott Foundation are two of the most well-known ones. The Center is recognized by the nation’s capital as a leading authority in the education of students in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership. This was the aim of the Levensons, and they are exceptionally pleased at the outcome. According to Karen Levenson, the impact of this center has been the “most profound” of any philanthropic pursuit either Levenson of brucelevenson.com has been involved with. Bruce Levenson is well-known as the owner of a prominent NBA team, but this center of philanthropy his seed money began could change things. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/undergrads-and-graduate-students-mastering-philanthropy-300038081.html
Looking down the dog food aisle to find something for the four-legged member of your family, you notice something peculiar. A clear container of dog food reveals its contents, and looks like a stew you would eat yourself! Not only does the meal look good, with it’s large chunks of meat, rice, and vegetables, but the container of this scrumptious looking meal appears to be of a high quality. For a moment, you find yourself stopping to ask yourself one curious question. Are you crazy for being a bit jealous of your pooch over such delicious looking meals? Not according to the Facebook article “Premium dog food sales surge with new innovations in healthy food” where we learn of a manufacturing chief that trusts his product so much he actually goes so far as to taste it himself for quality! Curiously enough it is not just new companies, such as Freshpet, that are providing such high-quality premium dog food, though. That fancy bowl and stew mentioned earlier are actually a reference to a more well-known company and their premium wet dog food. PurinaStore Beneful has an entire line of wet and dry premium dog food. Some of the wet brands, such as Simmered Beef Entree or Savory Rice & Lamb Stew, look so good you might want to pop it in the microwave for yourself. However, if you are like the author of this article, you prefer to give the furriest member of your family dry food. Don’t worry the quality doesn’t drop just because the meal looks more like dog food. Beneful’s dry dog foods are made with real meat and vegetables. They even have premium dog treats and dental sticks! Talk about on twitter an all-around healthy food choice! So next time you head down that dog food aisle and your tummy start to grumble don’t freak out! Just remind yourself what the article says.
In 2001, St. Louis based Nestle Purina Petcare introduced the Beneful brand of dog foods to the market, and it quickly became one of Purina’s most popular products. Sales of two of Beneful’s products currently makes up just under 10% of the entire dry dog food market, and this doesn’t include sales of all the other Beneful dog food products available. Here are a few of the other Beneful products Purina has to offer.
Originals dry dog food comes in three different varieties that have real beef, chicken or salmon. They provide 100% of the nutrients dogs need, and each variety has complementary flavors such as spinach, peas, carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and green beans. Customer reviews give this product an average rating is 4.9 out of 5 stars with a 100% recommendation.
Incredibites is another dry dog food brand that comes with real beef or real chicken with additional flavors such as carrots, peas, sweet potatoes, and spinach. The bites in this brand are designed for smaller dogs, and just like the Originals brand, this brand has both soft and crunchy bites. The average rating for this brand is 4.7 out of 5 stars with a 93% recommendation.
Beneful Chopped Blends
Chopped Blends is a wet dog food with a variety of flavors such as beef, chicken, salmon, turkey, and lamb. Complementary flavors include tomatoes, carrots, peas, wild rice, and barley. The food is finely chopped and easily breaks apart for easy digestion. Customers are happy with this product and give it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars with a 91% recommendation.
Stew is another wet dog food that comes in beef or chicken with complementary flavors such as peas, carrots, rice, and barley. There are many other Beneful brands of dog food and treats, and many customer reviews on twitter shows that they and their dogs love this product.