Save. Spend. Splurge.

In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.: How to raise sucessful entrepreneurs, undressing in 1885 & more

1. SUCCESSFUL

Talking to 70 parents, here are some common factors of their successful entrepreneurial kids. Basically, the premise is to “let them be, and encourage them in everything”. Not only that, raise them with discipline, grit, and to be confident that they can figure anything out on their own and assess situations.

2. ACTIVATED

I stupidly used a heavily perfumed hair mask on my hair (which I loved the effects of), but the STENCH of the perfume lingered, even after washing my hair 5 times, and another 2 more times with kitchen soap. I finally made a slurry of baking soda to soak my hair in, but that did not work. So… in desperation I turned to activated charcoal powder, and finally eliminated the perfume.

3. UNDRESSING… in 1885

This is an incredible video showing HOW LONG it took to undress in 1885…  I am flabbergasted at all the layers of clothing and things people had to wear.

4. KALBI

If you have never tried Korean short ribs, this is the time. This recipe looks and sounds delicious!

Also.. baking soda is used to tenderize meats, so a trick a lot of chefs use, is to put baking soda in meat marinades when they’re tenderizing. Not too much, or the bitter taste overpowers everything. Just enough to break down the meats.

5. CIRCLING THE DRAIN

I thought The Gap “died’ years ago..? Anyway, it was interesting to read the same (new)? take on why The Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy are not doing well. Frankly, Banana Republic never really made itself a true differentiator in quality versus the other two brands. They are starting to do that now with much higher end pieces, with higher price tags, but the distinction between them and The Gap wasn’t clear enough.

Not only that, they also started giving so many discounts, heaped upon other sale discounts that people EXPECT to not pay full price, which eats at their margins. I am confused with what each brand really stands for. When you look at The Gap versus Old Navy, they are basically the same, with the second one using cheaper (is that even possible?) fabrics, though the style and feel are almost exactly the same. Banana Republic is the only one that could break away with “workwear” and “luxe essentials”, but it is struggling, though I will say I have been more interested in their offerings in recent years.

Another retailer I can’t believe is not yet dead, is Reitman’s as well…! That one, I thought would have gone the way of the dinosaur years ago.

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7. SHOCKING ADS

These don’t drink + drive ads by New Zealand are so incredibly powerful. If we did more of these here, we would maybe have a real impact in less drinking + driving on the roads.

Here are a few more for you to look at.

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1 Comment

  • Sarahn

    Those drunk driving ads were from a while ago. We had them in Australia too. Interestingly, they didn’t see the improvement from the scare campaign which is a shame

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