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How Promotional Products Help Your Business

Giving Makes You More Likely to Receive You’ve heard of the law of reciprocity. If you give your customers a little something, they’re more likely to give a little bit (or a lot) of business back to you! Whether a customer does business with you immediately or in the future, a promotional product is a

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The History of the Pen!

Writing instruments of some type have been used for thousands of years. Today, pens are among the most used of all writing instruments. Over 2 billion pens are manufactured in the United States every year. Did you know that there are 5 kinds of pens? Ball point pens Fountain pens Rolling ball pens Specialty pens

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Five Fresh Ways To Use Dry Erase Boards + Markers

Dry erase boards and markers are a classic for a reason. Less messy than chalk (and without the potential for the dreaded “nails on a chalkboard” sound!), dry erase tools are always great for presentations. But if that’s the only time you’re using these tools, you’re missing out! Check out these tips for some inspiration.

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Eight Great Ways to Use Sticky Notes

Sticky notes are a perennial favorite for organizing everywhere from the classroom to the boardroom. Check out these ideas for great ways to use sticky notes!   Positive Affirmations: Want to brighten someone’s day? Of course you do! Take a moment to jot down a kind message on a sticky note. Leave it at their

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The Surprising Truth About Colors And Branding

Color psychology is always a popular topic, perhaps because the idea that we can instantly switch moods or perceptions with a simple change of shades is so alluring. But the truth isn’t, well, black and white. Here’s what the research says-and how to use it in your branding!   Personal Preference Matters When it comes

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5 Reasons You Need To Try A Stylus

One way to make your tablet or smartphone even more awesome? Try a stylus! Here’s why everyone should give the pen’s digital-friendly cousin a go:   Baby, It’s Cold Outside Well–maybe not so much yet, for many of us experiencing unusually warm winters. But an El Nino Year means unpredictable weather, including likely snow storms

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The Colors Of 2016 – And How To Work Them Into Your Branding

The experts have spoken. Here’s what we have to look forward to in 2016! Rose Quartz and Serenity mark an interesting shift in Pantone’s highly anticipated picks. In recent years, deeper colors–whether jewel tones, like Emerald, saturated brights, like Tangerine, or more earthy hues, like Marsala–reigned supreme. The airy, dreamy feel of Rose Quartz–a pale

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Dry Drink Mixes: The Sweetest, Easiest Gift

Need a cute seasonal gift idea? Dry mixes are a classic for a reason–they look great, are easy to carry, and work for just about anyone. Make them even more special by serving in a personalized tumbler or travel mug. We suggest The Big Swig Travel Thermos – Translucent. Customize it with a special message,

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How Handwriting Benefits Your Brain – And How To Go Longhand In The Digital Age

In the era of smartphones, tablets, and laptops, writing by hand might seem to some an increasingly quaint pastime–and one perhaps doomed to die out. But writing by hand versus on a keyboard offers some intriguing brain-boosting perks, according to the latest  research.   Handwriting Aids In Effective Learning Neuroresearch suggests that writing by hand

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Coping With Stress At The Office

Shorter days, bleaker weather, and bigger workloads can make the winter a stressful time. While lots of us have at home rituals to unwind, keeping it together at the office–while still maintaining a professional demeanor–can be tricky. Keep these tips in mind to help regain your cool in the workplace. Oh, and office managers? Check

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