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By Deborah Wroe Given the news overload of late you may have missed the announcement in early June of a new museum in Sweden dedicated to all things failure. The world’s first Museum of Failure is the brainchild of Dr Samuel West, an organisational psychologist. The collection consists of over seventy failed products and services […]

Buy cheap buy twice

by | December 7, 2016 | 0 comments

By Deborah Wroe We’ve all heard buy cheap buy twice right? But we all still do it. Take Black Friday as an example. It shouldn’t even be a thing here. It’s traditional in the US as the day following Thanksgiving and we don’t (yet) have Thanksgiving here. But Black Friday is well and truly established […]

By Deborah Wroe As news emerges that our town Oldham is one of the unhappiest places to live in the UK* let’s talk about Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga or maybe hyoo-guh), which originates from the world’s happiest country, Denmark. Hygge apparently does not have a distinct direct translation, but can be loosely translated as cosy. Denmark has […]

Branded rubbish

by | September 9, 2014 | 0 comments

By Deborah Wroe I’m not a massive fan of litter picks. It can have the opposite effect to what you are trying to achieve by sending out the message ‘feel free to keep dropping litter and we’ll keep picking up after you’. “ This is in direct response to UK clean up day, which takes […]

By Deborah Wroe I’ve been searching in vain for the name of a local restaurant I briefly worked in way back when. I’ve asked on Twitter and Facebook, my mum has been in the library and the local archives place, and so far nothing nada, nish, except there are now a fair few people equally […]

By Deborah Wroe Special offers, money off vouchers, early bird prices and happy hour are all incentives to get people to take up your services, sometimes to fill quiet periods, or to get new customers in your door. Tight arse Tuesday is an Australian phenomenon and great name (!), when cinemas offer half price tickets […]

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