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- NFL Antitrust/Collusion Lawsuit
- Helping Kids Deal With Negative Emotions: 'The Other Side'
- Boost Your Apartment Safety
- Should You Trash or Donate?
- Consumers Earn Cash with New Marketing Engagement Models
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NFL Antitrust/Collusion Lawsuit
Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt
Willard and Margaret Carr Professor of Labor and Employment Law
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Dau-Schmidt, a nationally recognized teacher and scholar on labor and employment law, is available to comment on the NFL salary cap/collusion lawsuit: "The suit is fairly straightforward. The NFL is exempt from the antitrust laws only if they have a collective-bargaining agreement. The owners cannot among themselves agree to and enforce team salary caps."
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Helping Kids Deal With Negative Emotions: 'The Other Side'
The Conscious Mom's Guide
"Introduce the idea of 'the other side' of emotions as a way for parents to help their kids deal with fear, anger, anxiety and sadness. The other side of fear might be freedom or courage; the other side of sad might be happy or silly or joy. Kids come up with their own 'other side' and each time they do they will be reminded that emotions are fluid and changeable."
Agro started using "the other side" concept with her son when he was around 2 years old and just starting to put words to his feelings. She found it was incredibly helpful for him to see that he didn't have to be stuck in one emotion, that there was always "the other side" of it.
Agro also writes the daily blog :Life as a Conscious Mom" for Beliefnet, a multi-faith based content site with more than 4 million unique monthly visitors. She is the author of "50 Ways to Live Life Consciously" (Haldi Press).
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Boost Your Apartment Safety
"Apartment buildings must conform to certain fire precautions, but you can help. Don't overcrowd your apartment with furniture and belongings that could impede easy access to escape routes. If necessary, rent a storage unit for excess clutter. Always plan two escape routes and be extra careful with space heaters or any other devices that contain a heating element. Never leave these appliances on when you are not at home or when you are sleeping, and make sure they are located a safe distance from any fabrics or other flammable materials."
News Contact: Faith Mayer, Faith@exposeyourselfpr.com
Should You Trash or Donate?
Prudential, Howe and Doherty in Andover, Mass.
"If you are downsizing, and you have decided to clean up the clutter in your home, you may be wondering what to trash and what to donate. How do you know? A good rule of thumb is to call the charity you are considering donating to, and find out if they will take the item you wish them to have, and ask if they will come pick it up. If they are not able to pick up a large item, and you don't own a truck to move it, you may be better off trashing the couch or piano. Another question to ask is how used is the item? If the couch is 10 years old and has been drooled on by Fido, the kids and the company, chances are the charity will say 'no thank you,' but if it is an antique chair in need of some love you'd like to part with, they may be thrilled to have it."
News Contact: Faith Mayer, firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-617-797-9869
Consumers Earn Cash with New Marketing Engagement Models
"What consumers increasingly crave is a level of 'in-the-moment' context that hasn't been available to date. And if brands think figuring out the device puzzle is the key to opening the door to consumers' pocketbooks, they're wrong. Instead, the question they need to be asking themselves at every point in the marketing lifecycle is: 'Is the message we're trying to communicate relevant to a consumer's shopping experience right now?'"
Jingit is the first company to pay consumers cash instantly for engaging with the brands they like. Rogness can speak to new marketing engagement models being used by major retailers and product brands that let brands connect in a respectful way with consumers and create a win-win scenario where consumers get some extra cash (just in time for the holidays). Brands get their attention in a way that never has before and marketing gets a serious second wind.
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