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iFit: Grow With Your Body

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The iFit technology is here, but not by Apple. INCHworm shoes allows you to “GROW the size of the shoe with a simple push of the button. So eliminate unnecessary trips to the shoe store and provide your children with better fitting shoes that last up to three sizes longer” according to Hank Miller.

Now that’s a way how parents can save up. It reduces waste as well and it’s better for the environment.

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Tips on Greeting Cards

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So once in a while we like to send out a card or two. It’s heart-warming, sincere and sweet- providing you are doing it right. When you are sending a card (especially to those whom you don’t get to see often), it acts as your agent thus it is basically a representative of you. Do it wrong and you will look insincere, thoughtless and stupid (now we don’t want to look stupid do we?). In that case you’d be better off sending a gift without the card.

Here are some tips on greeting cards:

1) Get a real card. If you get insomnia from the guilt of killing a tree, get one that’s made of recycled papers. E-cards are just too common and impersonal. It is hardly as detail as the real thing and it shows you’ve put some effort to actually physically go look around for a card.

2) Do something with it. Don’t just send a card with nothing but the message that came with the card and your signature. Write a personal message or even make a doodle on it shows that you’ve put some thought on it. You may also do something on the envelope, don’t limit yourself to the card. (I personally find putting stickers on envelopes makes the cards more ‘fun.’)

3) Be specific. Don’t just write something general such as “Thank you, you’re a nice person.” Instead, try “Thank you for taking a sincere interest in things that matter to me.”

4) Surprise them. There is no law saying that you can’t send a card unless it’s a holiday or a birthday. Sending an unexpected card for no particular reason can have a better impact. (Like Postcards, “I just thought of you when I’m travelling here)

“Groundbreaking” Eco-friendly Apartment: Bought by Leonardo DiCaprio

The Titanic star, who is also an outspoken environmentalist has just purchased a ‘green’ flat in New York’s pioneering Riverhouse complex. DiCaprio’s representative confirmed the sale but did not reveal how much the star had paid. A statement was released, however, saying “Riverhouse is a prime example of how green technology is both accessible and achievable for new residential developments – it is a groundbreaking building.”

What we know is that Riverhouse offers one-bedroom properties from $835,000 and four-bedroom homes from $2,975,000, so it’s somewhere in between.

The 264-unit complex in Rockefeller Park was built using locally acquired renewable materials, is partly powered by solar energy,offers a 24-hour fresh-filtered air system and boasts green rooftops planted with pine trees.

Riverhouse residents also have access to a children’s playroom, media cafe, fitness centre, dog spa and a treehouse. DiCaprio has long been an ardent campaigner on green issues. He was one of the first people to buy a hybrid car and has established his environment awareness organisation the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.