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Shopping = Shipping

 A study done by GE Money stated that women spend over 8 years of their life shopping. A woman spends 399 hours and 46 minutes each year shopping. Therefore, in a 63-year period, women will shop for 25,184 hours and 53 minutes. The 399 hours and 46 minutes are broken down into the following:

1. About quarter (94 hours and 55 minutes) of her shopping time is spent at the grocery store shopping for food for herself and her family (perhaps because most men do not voluntarily do the grocery shopping).

2. About 10% of her shopping time (36 hours and 17 minutes) is spent buying gifts for family and friends.

3. 48 hours and 51 minutes are spent window shopping.

4. The rest of the time, women shop for themselves: clothes, shoes, accessories, beautification items, and toiletries.

Women shopping in Chicago, Illinois


Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society, 1903, women shopping in Chicago, Illinois.

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When we become a part of another's success, we add to our own lives.

We are BIG on Community Outreach, and while we post special events and ideas centered around the pending holidays, community outreach is a year round event.  

Are you cleaning out closets or going through recently unpacked winter clothing?  Before you make that decision to donate your items, please check out this opportunity to help a woman dress for success.

Dress for Success is one Community Outreach program that we believe in.  Each of us has something to offer when it comes to this program.   Whether through donating clothing and accessories, or becoming a volunteer, we can help disadvantaged women find their way to successful careers.  For these women, landing that job becomes a life changing event.

If you would like to become a part of making a difference in the lives of women, the following link provides all the information regarding Dress for Success.  Not only will you be wanting to clean out your closet, you may just decide to volunteer.  The need is great...and someone needs you!!!




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Oh Ye Creators!!! Only 75 days until Christmas!!

For you elves  who have chosen to create the magic for a family this holiday season, I have provided a link to some of the hottest toys of the season.  They are sitting on the shelves right now, but will fly away quickly.  It is not too early to find that family, collect the toy lists from the kiddos and get shopping! Remember that when you create magic for others, it falls all around you!!


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We've traveled a LONG way, baby!!!

Considering that the very first mode of transportation was via foot, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for.

Ponder upon the idea of moving from one location to another and doing it all via foot.  Of course, if this were the case, we would have no access to comfortable footwear, moving dollies, or any of the helpful moving amenities we know today which makes it likely that folks would move less often.  We have traveled a long way thanks, first of all,  to the development of the wheel.   The ingenuity of humans is truly remarkable!  


Development of a Functional Wheel

The following steps and developments took place to invent a functioning wheel, more or less in this order:

This is Heavy

Humans realized that heavy objects could be moved easier if something round, for example a fallen tree log, was placed under it and the object rolled over it.

The Sledge

Humans also realized a way to move heavy objects, with an invention archeologists call the sledge. Logs or sticks were placed under an object and used to drag the heavy object, like a sled and a wedge put together.

Log Roller

Humans thought to use the round logs and a sledge together. Humans used several logs or rollers in a row, dragging the sledge over one roller to the next.


This is certainly creativity in its best form! inventors

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down·time noun \ˈdaun-ˌtīm\


 noun \ˈdan-ˌtīm\

: time when you are not working or busy


Full Definition of DOWNTIME

:  time during which production is stopped especially during setup for an operation or when making repairs
:  inactive time (as between periods of work) <napping during our downtime> 
Synonyms layofftime-outwinter
Leave the hectic and head with your team downtown for a little downtime.
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