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Monday, Oct. 5, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Beware of Copycat Credibility

October 5th, 2009

Money Back Guarantee Icon SetI saw something today that disturbed me a bit (see pic). What you see is a free icon set I found with the standard 30, 60 and 90-Day Money Back Guarantee emblazoned in gold. I’ve been seeing similar graphics on websites more and more lately.  We’re partly at fault because FutureNow helps businesses of all sizes by recommending design elements like these be put on their “to-do list.”

The disturbing thought is that if this style of “starburst” guarantee seal has…

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Monday, Oct. 5, 2009 at 11:20 am

Great Technique Is a Habit, Not a Happenstance

October 5th, 2009

Have you ever wondered why ballet dancers look so elegant when they move? For the longest time, I always assumed it was because they were, well, ballet dancers (I know, that’s circular reasoning) — but really meaning “just born graceful, a natural dancer”.  Do you think so, too?

As a swing dancer, I noticed that whenever someone new showed up at the Gotham Swing Club dances you could spot right away if she had a ballet background. Even though she…

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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Don’t Make Me Sign In To Give You Money

October 1st, 2009

Nothing is more frustrating then making me jump through hoops to give you my money. I go to Warren Miller annually to get psyched for the upcoming ski season. Make fun of me if you wish, but it’s tradition ok?!

Anyway, I just went to and found out that I could buy tickets for one of the Utah shows directly at Abravanel Hall’s box office web site, so I went here:

to find and buy the tix for myself and 5…

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