As a BzzAgent, I received a coupon for a free Glade Expressions room refresher. I've never been a big air freshener kind of person as I much prefer candles, but this one actually smells pretty good and is not overwhelming. Definitely helps with the "baby" smell. :)
I haven't posted here in a while. Been busy with working, writing Lincoln's blog among other things. Here's my latest post over on BabyCenter's blog - all about making baby food. Check back every week for the latest installment in my adventures in making baby food.
I'm doing all my blogging now on behalf of Lincoln. You can check out what he's up to via a link at http://www.marenandbruce.com.
Otherwise, you can find me on Facebook...
Please contact me if you're interested in applying for this position!
BabyCenter, L.L.C., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Product Manager/Senior Product Manager, located in San Francisco.
BabyCenter is seeking an individual to drive all stages of the web product development lifecycle; translating the needs of users and partners into detailed product requirements, working with cross-functional teams including designers, technical staff, sales marketing and analytics to build and promote new features, and track products to measure success. The full-time contract position reports to the head of product management for BabyCenter.com.
BabyCenter LLC operates www.babycenter.com, the largest online resource for expectant and new parents around the world. Having nurtured more than 100 million parents since its launch in 1997, the BabyCenter© global network attracts over 6 million monthly visitors and provides a trusted online destination for parents in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Germany, India, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. In the United States, BabyCenter reaches over 78 percent of moms with its content, community, and online commerce and has garnered numerous awards including the 2006 People's Choice Webby Award. BabyCenter has authored two guidance books, The BabyCenter Essential Guide to Pregnancy and Birth and The BabyCenter Essential Guide to Baby's First Year. The company is based in San Francisco, California, and is an independent business unit of Johnson & Johnson.
BabyCenter does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, citizenship, martial status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, political ideology, ancestry, the presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disabilities, or other legally protected status.
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Love the "most tweeted brands of the week charts" amazing what generates buzz... adage.com/u/TDNMga via @adage
Apparently, if I jailbreak my Kindle, I can download "Zork" and other Infocom games. I used to love "Zork" - one of the first computer games that I played on my old Apple more than 20 yrs ago! This article on TechCrunch references a more complex page with detailed instructions. So, what do you think? Should I do it?
I have some "fond" memories from Japan of various and sundry toilet experiences...from the many train stations that lacked a "western" toilet (and the unique acrobats that I learned in order to successfully take care of business) to the fancy digital Jetson-like toilets that I discovered in friends' homes. This article talks about the symbolism of the modern toilet....
I've been subscribing to all of the English-language newspapers on my Kindle for the 14 day free trials. So far, none of them have survived past the 14 days. New York Times, SF Gate, Washington Post, LV Review Journal, USA Today, and the list goes on. Now, I'm down to the last English-language paper that I'll consider reading (sorry, Sacramento Bee, but I'm just not interested). Halfway through the trial with the International Herald Tribune, and I am sold. Every article is well-written, topical, unbiased (for the most part) and easy to read. The equal coverage of US and international news is a favorite of mine - I am not a fan of US-centric newspapers. And, I don't feel that the articles tug too strongly to either the left or right. I find myself engrossed in articles on detailed topics that I would not have previously read (i.e. sports or in depth political topics); I actually end up reading almost every single article from start to finish - something I have never done before. And the time on the eliptical machine in the gym seems to fly by...another plus.
Great article today about neurofeedback; this link actually goes to the article in the NYT. My Dad had an old biofeedback machine from the 70's, and when I was around 10 years old, he used to let me try it out. I remember his instructions on how to use it..."Don't think about anything...think about nothing". Anyhow, a great article about the resurgence of neurofeedback as a treatment for autism and other disorders.
I'm a big fan of the latest group buying craze...it just plays off of my love of coupons and discounts. However, I always wonder if I'm truly saving money; did the coupon just incentify me to buy something I wouldn't have normally purchased and/or would I have bought it at full price anyways? I recently bought new silverware at Bloomingdales - a 12 piece set of Villeroy and Boch was originally around $900 and with the 20% off sale and the 20% coupon, I ended up only paying $329 incl tax. The question is, does anyone ever pay full price? Will there be another sale further on down the road where I could save even more money? How much profit did Bloomingdales end up making?
From a consumer perspective, my conclusion is that most of the time, the coupon saves me money. But, I wonder about the business - do they really benefit from the coupon or group coupons? Perhaps there isn't an immediate revenue increase but how does it impact their brand and long-term sales? Coupons for businesses with unfixed prices, such as, restaurants don't seem to really bring in any additional money for the food; however, the drinks and alcohol is where they really seem to make the greatest profit. Businesses with fixed products and/or activities that don't cost the business any extra based on additional customers, such as Yoga classes, seem to benefit the most from coupons/promotions.
This article from the Business Insider provides excellent insight into the group buying topic and touches on some excellent points - both for the consumer and for the business.
For the second straight week, fewer people are playing games made by Zynga, the Facebook gamesmaker best known for Farmville. Read more: http://ping.fm/nwX53
I got a pair a year ago at the boutique around the corner from me, so some may say this is "last year's fashion"; however, I've been wearing them a lot lately and ordered a 2nd pair. Kinda pricey, but super flattering and oh, so comfortable.
You can probably find them at a few online stores...Net-a-porter has them:http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/50069?resType=single&keywords=black%20rats
Here's an article about a charity project Bruce and I did to help celebrate our wedding. http://jewishagency.org/JewishAgency/English/About/Updates/Personal+Stories/Archive/2010/apr29?variety=hp
Awesome deals and lower prices at HomeRun.com http://homerun.com/?_s=16db1d94
Wifi on #Virgin is fantastic albeit overpriced. Power outlets = major FAIL. What's the use of Wifi if your laptop runs out of juice?
Hear about @myJoffer Daily Deals yet? I joined & here is your invitation. It's free & you get $5 to sign up! http://bit.ly/aKOTYH
Just started reading, "Horns" by Joe Hill on my Kindle (son of Stephen King). Really good so far, a bit Kafka-esque.
Free Closet Doors! http://ping.fm/QR7wE