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How To Be a Great E-Commerce Business (Customer)

If there’s one thing that 2020 has taught me, it’s that most people are terrible small business customers. Sure, people like to claim that they are small business supporters, until you actually look at their behavior as consumers. These behaviors make them very far away from being the ideal small business customer. It’s likely a […]

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I’ve Seen the (Red) Light

Just about every thought leader that I follow in the Bio-Hacking space is a fan of Photobiomodulation (PBM). Some use it for reducing pain and inflammation or as a post workout recovery technique. Others tout the benefits related to skin health and collagen production. Still others claim it’s a miracle for increasing libido. Based on […]

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Updating Customized Shopify Themes

Most of my Shopify using clients tend to use an existing Shopify theme rather than create an entirely new theme for themselves from scratch. This is a great way to get a store up and running fast. Some use the freely provided themes from Shopify, while others pay to use a special theme created by […]

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Can’t Quoit for Summer

I can’t remember too many summer time outings as a kid where the game of Quoits wasn’t nearby.  It was such a naturally expected feature of any outdoor event that I found it shocking when no one seemed to even know the game when I moved to the Philadelphia area.  I love to play the game and it […]

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Google Shopping Actions with Shopify

At Google Marketing Live on May 14th, Google announced a radical revamp of their Google Express shopping service. Even before this announcement, I was working with Google to get Threddies approved and setup using Google Shopping Actions. Google Shopping Actions (GSA) is a mechanism for exposing your products for purchase to the Google Assistant via […]

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Sustainability

Best Tips for Making Your Home Green

Making your home green doesn’t mean starting from scratch. Existing homes can be made more sustainable with some simple changes, one room at a time. A sustainable home needn’t mean less comfort or convenience either; green homes should be comfortable spaces that support the health of you and your family. As well as health benefits, […]

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3D Printing Perfection

My 10 year old kids have finally caught the Gloomhaven bug. For anyone who hasn’t played this game (or doesn’t play with 10 year olds), let’s just say keeping things on the level and organized during a scenario and across a campaign can pose a challenge. I started looking around for things I could 3D print […]

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Indoor Gardening Setup

I’ve always been a fan of gardening… it probably has something to do with spending all that time out in the sun with my great grandmother digging in the dirt as a kid and enjoying the great things that came from it when it was ultimately time for harvest. I lost touch with this joy […]

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My Daily Ritual

The thing I am asked about most often is some variant of “How are you able to do everything that you do?”… It’s usually buttressed by things like: “You have so many interests”, “You’re married with kids, how do you have the time?” or “Do you ever have down time? I just want to watch […]

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Oura ring review

Oura ring review from a long time Quantified Selfer and former Hello Sense user.