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  • Compression Stockings and Discounted Rent: All in a Day’s Shopping

    The other day I saw a Groupon for two varicose-vein treatments and compression stockings. If it didn’t have an expiration date, I would have considered buying it. I know my family’s history with those unsightly things and it’s safe to say the future of my calves isn’t looking pretty. Then there’s the Lasik deal I stayed up until 1 a.m. mulling over last month. While I ultimately decided that if...
  • Sit Back, Relax and Watch Me Huff and Puff

    When I’m working out in my community gym, I don’t want residents in the clubhouse and pool watching me through floor-to-ceiling windows as I sweat like a pig in a bacon factory. There’s a reason I’m on a treadmill and not laying out in a bikini by the water. Nothin’ to see here, folks! But I’m the exception. Most Gen Y renters are looking for visual transparency and connectivity, and as I...
  • Be The Big Marketer On Campus

    Do you think you know how to communicate with today's student? Can you text speak,  relate to slang, understand all the technology and make sense of the pop culture references? Keeping up with this population is a constant challenge. This is why waking up early in Vegas to learn more tips on becoming the Big Marketer on Campus from Kim Cory and Dan Oltersdorf will be worth only getting 3 hours...
  • QR Codes: Mystery Dum Dums for the 21st Century

    Cream soda Dum Dum lollipops don’t excite me as they once did—mostly because I am no longer 5 and I want a treat larger than my thumb nail—but when I see a Mystery Flavor floating around in a bag of boring oranges and strawberries, I have to open it. On a good day, my curiosity is rewarded with an exotic taste concoction other than the company’s 16 traditional flavors. German chocolate cake,...

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