Here are some of my favorites

Alibris: Books, Music, & Movies.  Alibris is the place to buy and rent textbooks. And don't forget that when it comes to book rentals, Alibris has a very flexible shipping and return policy: Shipping is free, both ways, on all rentals, with terms that last as long as 130 days!  Your source for Books, Movies and MusicAlibris

Bahia Verde creates high-quality poly lumber furniture inspired by sandy shorelines, lighthouses, and waterways. Proudly American-made, their eco-friendly manufacturing process yields products that hold up for years, giving you a piece of paradise season after season. Shop The Best Poly-Lumber Furniture In The Industry!Bahia Verde

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Capitol Lighting  is one of the country's leading providers of lighting and home furnishings, offering a world-class assortment of lighting for every space. With over 90 years of lighting industry experience, Capitol Lighting stands ready to serve.
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GiftYa®  can be described as the Venmo of gifting, but with additional unique features. With it, you create a personalized “gift.” It’s never lost or stolen, it’s fraud-proof and delivered via text in mere seconds.
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At Highwood USA,  they provide Carefree Backyard Living with outdoor furniture crafted from premium, highly durable poly lumber. Their material emulates the look and feel of real wood, but without the hassles of decay and constant upkeep, making it Nature’s Closest Rival. Providing American-made, quality products to their customers and business partners.
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Kidrobot.com  Kidrobot is acknowledged worldwide as the premier creator and dealer of limited edition art toys, signature apparel and lifestyle accessories. An innovative cross between sculpture and conceptual art, Kidrobot offers not only a powerful medium for today's international fashion designers, illustrators and graffiti artists, but also the creative canvas for emerging street trends and pop art. Kidrobot also works with some of the worlds top entertainment properties to deliver collectors a new, edgy and artistic take on licenses that consumers love and know.
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The Perfect Rug,  where you can design completely custom area rugs online for indoors and outdoors in 3 easy steps. Choose your rug material, size and border. Design your own custom area rug online from hundreds of top quality rug materials in any size and shape.
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Portmeirion Group,  is a British company selling ceramic tableware, giftware, glassware and home fragrance products worldwide. Their six unique and established homeware and fragrance brands have over 750 years of collective life: Portmeirion, Spode, Wax Lyrical, Royal Worcester, Pimpernel and Nambé.
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The Irish Store,  is the leading provider of quality, handmade Irish goods to the United States, Canada and other worldwide destinations. All our items are handmade in Ireland and shipped from our beautiful country.
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Barnel USA, Inc.  Quality, Professional Garden and Horticulture Tools. Today, professionals and serious hobbyists worldwide that include horticulture, agriculture, viticulture, forestry and landscape, garden-outdoors are using Barnel. Barnel.com

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Would you like to know more about The Calico Ghost Town? Calico Ghost Town founded in 1881, is a historic silver mining town 10 miles north of Barstow, California. Visit  Calico Ghost Town


"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian." Henry Ford

"Three daily reminders: Have courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Have the courage to do the right thing because it is right." Mark Twain

"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today." Will Rogers

"As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given." Mary Lou Retton-Five Time Olympic Medalist, gymnastics.


No time for nice? Yes, there is!

According to an article in The Academy of Management Executive, four out five people believe that the lack of respect and courtesy is a serious problem in the workplace. People believe they don't have the time to be nice, but incivility is costly, decreasing employee satisfaction, morale and loyalty. Research shows that when employees believe that someone has treated them disrespectfully, half will lose work time worrying about future interactions and half will contemplate changing jobs to avoid recurrence. Respect and self-awareness can minimize workplace negativity and provide the greatest benefit for all.

Here are some suggestions:

Show respect to your colleagues and choose your words carefully, especially when there might be a variety of interpretations.

Take an honest look in the mirror and ask yourself how your feelings are affecting what you think, do, and say. Also be aware of your strength and weaknesses.

Communicate clearly and effectively. Be open to candid feedback and foster open communication. Listen well, seek mutual understanding, and welcome sharing information. Deal with issues straightforwardly, stay receptive to both good and bad news and empathize when needed.

Manage conflict with positive regard and thoughtfulness. Handle difficult people and tense situations with diplomacy and tact. Don't ignore disagreements, but encourage debate and open discussion to resolve the issue.

Finally, carry these behaviors over to emails and telephone conversations. Realize that if you do your part with a positive attitude, it will be hard to get a negative response.



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