Sense of Direction …

Place du Cap, Menton 

Not quite sure who is walking who in this photo!

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Inmar Will Host Webinar on ?Next Generation of Digital Promotion? on January 7 and 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

(PRWEB) December 22, 2014

Inmar, a company that operates intelligent commerce networks, today announced that it will host a webinar, ?Next Generation of Digital Promotion? at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, January 7, and, again at the same time on Thursday, January 8. Mike Hughes, Director, Digital Solutions and Corey Murphy, Senior Director, Digital Sales, will present the webinar. There is no cost to participate.

Those wishing to register for the webinar may do so by clicking here.

The hour-long program will explore the tools now available for developing, executing and analyzing holistic, omni-channel promotion campaigns featuring digital offers.

As a result of Inmar?s recent acquisition of Hopster, Inc., brands now have the means to effectively and cost-efficiently employ digital promotions that pair equity-building content with motivating promotional offers and enable brands to drive loyalty, advocacy, revenue and market share.

?There?s a lot more to digital promotion than just supporting a new product launch or making a coupon easily available to a potential, first-time buyer,? says Mike Hughes, Director, Digital Solutions at Inmar. ?With the flexibility and customization now available for this type of promotion, and the ability to make user-level attribution, brands can use digital coupons to not only drive sales but also maintain and grow CRM,? adds Hughes.

Inmar, as a leading promotions services provider, offers brands a robust suite of digital promotion solutions, including Print-at Home, Load-to-Card (L2C) and targeted emails for personally engaging consumers — at scale — through traditional retailer-enabled channels as well across owned, paid and social media.

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Inmar is a technology company that operates intelligent commerce networks. Our platforms connect offline and online transactions in real time for leading retailers, manufacturers and trading partners across multiple industries who rely on Inmar to securely manage billions of dollars in transactions. Our Promotions, Supply Chain and Healthcare platforms enable commerce, generate meaningful data and offer growth-minded leaders actionable analytics and execution with real-time visibility. Founded in 1980, Inmar is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with locations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.

For more information about Inmar?s products and services, please call 866.440.6917 or visit

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Goldendoodle Comforts Dog Friend Having A Bad Dream | Video

When Laika, a 1.5 year old Goldendoodle noticed Jackson, a 1 year old Double Doodle, having a bad dream she quickly came to the rescue and gave him a little snuggle!

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DentaQuest Receives Certification Status from National Committee for Quality Assurance

Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014

DentaQuest, a national leader in improving oral health, received Certification status in Credentialing and Recredentialing by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of healthcare. This certification status is presented to health care organizations that meet NCQA?s standards in providing high-quality services to their members.

?We are proud to announce this prestigious certification and to be recognized as a high-quality dental insurer by NCQA,? said Fay Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer at DentaQuest. ?DentaQuest is committed to providing our members with the most cost-effective and comprehensive plans. Our mission is and has always been to improve the oral health of all and, with this certification, we can continue to guarantee our members that they are receiving the best possible coverage.?

NCQA?s certification review process includes on- and off-site evaluations conducted by a team of clinical and managed care experts. The findings are then reviewed and analyzed by an oversight committee of clinicians that assigns a certification status based on the organization?s performance. DentaQuest?s assigned status is effective through 2016.

To learn more about the NCQA, please visit their website.

About DentaQuest

DentaQuest, a leading U.S. national oral health enterprise, includes a dental benefits management organization, a national philanthropy focused on oral health, an oral health quality improvement institute and a dental care delivery organization dedicated to delivering quality health care to underserved communities. All share a common mission of improving the oral health of all. As a partner to health plans, state programs, commercial groups, and public and private exchanges, DentaQuest covers more than 20 million lives in 28 states. With offices in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Florida, Maryland, Texas, South Carolina, and California, DentaQuest applies its resources and expertise to help people achieve better oral health. Learn more at

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Well, things are getting dog-gon dirty in Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas' divorce proceedings. With their daughter Stella turning 18 in September, fighting over her is senseless. So what are they fighting over? Custody of the three dogs they
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Calif. lawmakers agree to ban plastic bags in many stores
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On the fourth day of clinics

My clients gave to me:



3 Dead Pens

2 Blown Up Gloves

And a linear foreign body!


Thank you to Jessi J for the radiograph! She writes: “Boo ate a leather drawstring bag, and my only clue were a few remaining pieces of string. The radiograph was our confirmation…” 

Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

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A Five Year Tradition: CDI and Pet-Friendly Fridays

Markham, Ontario (PRWEB) December 03, 2014

This November, CDI?s Bring Your Pet to Work policy, ?Pet-Friendly Fridays? hit a milestone of five years since implementation. Employee demand for workplace flexibility has been on the rise in recent years, as nearly 70% of U.S. workers report feeling a strain in their work-life balance. Many of these demands involve the desire for a more comfortable workplace, and CDI has responded by gladly allowing employees to bring their biggest comforts from home?their pets?to work every week.

Pet-Friendly Fridays became a CDI staple five years ago when its Vice President, Gal Pikar, brought his dog into the office, and soon, other dog owners were being encouraged to do the same. The company purchased food and water bowls for each pet to make them feel at home. When CDI regularly had a few dogs coming in every Friday, the tradition took flight. Over the years, in addition to dogs, CDI has welcomed the odd rabbit, lizard, and even a shark that makes its home in a small aquarium in the company?s accounting department.

?I thought Pet-Friendly Fridays would be a bonus for me, but after a year of bringing in my dog, I have realized that others benefit from it too. I see the joy in their eyes when they pat my dog, or when she goofily runs toward them in eager anticipation?, says one CDI employee.

Studies show that pets in the workplace can help manage stress levels, increase job satisfaction and productivity, and vastly improve office relationships. On Fridays at CDI, employees can be seen greeting the friendly canines around the office. In a way, these pets have given CDI countless ?water cooler? moments, as they provide employees with a chance to walk away from their desks and strike up a conversation with a coworker, while entertaining the newest furry, fluffy, or even scaly addition to the CDI family.

?Pets at work sounds right. There was no real thought involved in the process; we simply said yes.? states CEO Saar Pikar. He adds, ?When I finally retire, this is going to be one of the highlights of my career?it is that much fun.?

No pet-friendly environment would be complete if the pets weren’t having fun too. Dogs are encouraged to play with each other, and if a pet is brought into the office, their human companion will always be close by. ?When I bring my dog to CDI, she offers wonderful stress relief and good emotions throughout the day,? another employee says. ?During her exercise break, I enjoy watching her bounce with happiness outside the building. One can?t help smiling and being in better spirits when back in the office.?

About CDI

Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, CDI is the leading refurbisher and remarketer of enterprise-grade I.T. hardware in North America. CDI delivers a powerful value proposition to budget-conscious government-funded institutions and private organizations by providing ?CDI Certified? products at a significant discount to the cost of new equipment, along with the longest warranties in the industry. CDI?s product line includes PCs, notebooks, tablets, servers, telecommunication and other technology equipment. The company holds ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications, and processes more than one million I.T. assets annually. CDI has over 400 employees and relationships with more than 10,000 education, government, healthcare and private clients across the United States and Canada. For more information on CDI, please visit the company?s website at

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Eco-Fashion Forever (+ Some Great Green Clean Gift Ideas)

Eco Fashion Forever

As many of you know, last month I closed the doors to my eco-fashion line, Mountains of the Moon, after 15 years. And while I made the decision to focus on other things career-wise, I still am, and will always be, a big advocate of sustainable practices when it comes to apparel. So I was pretty stoked to read a recent Yahoo! Style article titled ‘Eco Fashion Gets Greener,’ which focuses on Fashion Positive – the new initiative from Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. The initiative hopes to give new meaning to the term ‘sustainability,’ by applying five principles (clean water improvements, renewable energy, social practices, designing for upcycling, and material health and chemistry) to materials (fibers, dyes, yarns, fabrics, threads).

In my years working in the sustainable fashion industry, one of the biggest lessons I learned was that in order for a garment to be truly eco-friendly, more needs to be taken into account than just the type of fabric used in creating it. Lots of companies have been quick to jump on the eco-fashion bandwagon over the years, and it always bummed me out to see a piece of clothing labeled as ‘green’ when it was made with organic cotton but produced in a sweatshop, or an ‘earth-friendly’ garment made with a recycled fiber that used massive amounts of energy to produce and harsh chemicals to dye, or a piece of ‘recycled’ jewelry made with reworked metals but packaged in excessive plastic. It was really refreshing to read about Fashion Positive’s mission to apply so many important aspects of sustainable fashion production as part of their initiative.

I also loved reading about how Lewis Perkins (Fashion Positive’s Senior VP) has not only teamed up with established eco-conscious brands who are already using sustainable models, but is also in talks with larger, more well-known design houses (like Gucci, Calvin Klein, and Seven for All Mankind). I met so many designers during my years working in fashion who wanted to make their lines more earth and social conscious, but had no idea how. The fashion industry as a whole tends to be incredibly wasteful, and in my option, by working with these larger brands to educate and brainstorm, a pretty substantial step is being taken toward making a profound difference when it comes to a more sustainable industry.

It’s easy to get caught up in the convenience and affordable price points of fast, disposable fashion. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m guilty of it myself. And I’ve also been disappointed at various times throughout the years when it’s felt like truly sustainable fashion might never become a real it for the masses. Reading this #YahooStyle article gave me a renewed enthusiasm and sense of hope that with some real work, education, and practice, eco-fashion can still eventually become the industry standard someday.

(Psssst… All the images you see above are from my former eco-fashion line. Each piece from every one of our collections was made locally with organic cotton, tencel, and hemp fabrics, dyed with nontoxic dyes using sustainable methods, crafted to last for decades, and packaged without plastic and with only 100% recycled tags designed to act as bookmarks after they were removed. Eco-fashion forever!)

While we’re discussing Yahoo! Style (and eco-conscious products), I also want to quickly share one other great piece I came across over there that’s a part of their gift guide series. Titled ‘Neat Freak: the Best Cleaning Items for Your OCD Friends‘ (best title for a gift guide ever), it features all sorts of creative ideas for those who like to keep things clean. The guide may not be specifically about eco-fashion, or even fashion, but there’s a lovely sense of style to each of these picks. There are also some really great eco-conscious items on it. The Murchison-Hume Everyday Furniture & Upholstery Cleaner ($ 9) is made from organic Australian white grapefruit and gets the job done without the use of chemicals. I’m also all about the Moso Line Bags – natural purifier-dehumidifiers that remove unwanted odors around the home without toxins. And how about The Laundress All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate & All-Purpose Bleach Alternative Duo ($ 26)? Acclaimed New York cleaners The Laundress crafted these cleaning products to eliminate hazardous ingredients like bleach and other chemical surfactants, and they have a proven track record of keeping luxury fabrics looking brand new. Yes please. See the rest of the guide right here.

Do you consider sustainability when make clothing purchases? Have you purchased any eco-friendly holiday gifts this year?

Thank you Yahoo! for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Yahoo!, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.


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True Mary. So often, the writing is all over the w…

True Mary. So often, the writing is all over the wall.

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ASPCA Offers Top 5 Tips to Avoid Frights on Howl-o-ween

NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 22, 2014

Halloween can be a fun-filled holiday for children and adults, but scary costumes, decorations and toxic treats can be frightening and dangerous for household pets. To help pet owners avoid the real-life nightmare of a vet visit during the witching hour, the ASPCA

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