Business woman – Priscillas Friends http://priscillasfriends.org/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 22:32:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://priscillasfriends.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Business woman – Priscillas Friends http://priscillasfriends.org/ 32 32 ‘My stomach hurts’: Dollar Tree fanatics protest new $1.25 prices https://priscillasfriends.org/my-stomach-hurts-dollar-tree-fanatics-protest-new-1-25-prices/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:23:00 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/my-stomach-hurts-dollar-tree-fanatics-protest-new-1-25-prices/ Dollar Tree’s recent decision to end $1 prices after 35 years and raise most items in stores to $1.25 drew an angry response from many loyal customers on Twitter, Facebook , TikTok and YouTube. Video bloggers with hundreds of thousands of subscribers posting videos of their reactions to the price hike – or walking into […]]]>
Dollar Tree’s recent decision to end $1 prices after 35 years and raise most items in stores to $1.25 drew an angry response from many loyal customers on Twitter, Facebook , TikTok and YouTube.
Video bloggers with hundreds of thousands of subscribers posting videos of their reactions to the price hike – or walking into a store for the first time and seeing Dollar Tree’s ubiquitous “Everything’s $1” green and yellow circles replaced by $1.25 signs.

Some shoppers began derisively calling the chain “$1.25 Tree” and saying it should change its name.

The review highlights the risks Dollar Tree – the last of the major dollar store chains to sell almost everything for a dollar – took when it ditched its $1 brand identity.

“I wish they hadn’t done that because most of their buyers are people who don’t get paid a lot of money,” said Leniza Costa, a beauty influencer in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, which is “known for always going” to Dollar Tree.
Costa will not buy from dollar tree (LTRD) as often and will instead look to buy $1 items from walmart (WMT).

“It’s the worst time to raise the price, when everything else is so high,” she said.

We won’t know for sure if customers are turning their backs on Dollar Tree’s new pricing until it releases its quarterly results in the coming weeks. But there are signs the move could alienate some buyers.

An online weekly survey of about 500 consumers by Coresight Research, a retail research and advisory firm, found a 6.2% drop from Dec. 27 to Jan. 3 in the number of customers who said they purchased non-food items from Dollar Tree compared to the previous two weeks. A more pronounced drop of 12.2% was recorded among buyers aged 45 to 60. Other chains, including Walmart and Dollar General, did not see similar declines in surveys.

Dollar Tree added the $1.25 prices to more than 2,000 stores in December (it has about 8,700 stores in the U.S.), and Coresight said in a report that its “drop in shoppers appears to coincide with its rising prices. The company warned of an “over-reliance on a single week-long data point” but said the latest numbers “could reflect an exodus of buyers following” the shift in prices. price.

“We have had a very positive response from the overwhelming majority of our customers around the $1.25 price point and the extreme value and wider product selection it has enabled, especially in these inflation time,” a Dollar Tree spokesperson said in an email. “We look forward to providing more details on this initiative on our next earnings call.”

“Our Niche”

The $1 price tag was almost sacrosanct for Dollar Tree, which sells toys, home furnishings, kitchenware, holiday decorations, stationery, party supplies, arts and crafts. crafts, books, food, household essentials and other items.
Macon Brock, a founder of Dollar Tree, said in his 2017 autobiography that “I held the dollar-only concept as sacred. That was it. Without it, we’d be just another discount retailer.”

“Give up the dollar, I believed, and we’d give up our niche,” he wrote.

As recently as August, Dollar Tree chief executive Michael Witynski said the company had pledged to pay $1. “This dollar price level is going to be more important than ever,” he said on a call with analysts.

Selling everything for $1 was also easy for Dollar Tree store operations. Workers didn’t have to constantly spend time changing price displays in aisles or labels on shelves, and it was simple for customers on tight budgets to keep track of their purchases.

Dollar Tree raised its prices because its business was under pressure to keep everything under $1. Labor, transportation, fuel, freight and shipping costs have increased, which have weighed on the company’s profits.

Some commodities also suffered from the $1 strategy. The chain had to drop several “customer favorites,” the company said in November, particularly in packaged and frozen foods. The price increase will give Dollar Tree the flexibility to reintroduce these items, expand its selection and bring in new products to attract customers, according to the company.

Dollar Tree's move to $1.25 carries brand risks.

Dollar Tree had started selling $1.25 and $1.50 items in select stores and said it had received positive customer feedback on the test, leading the company to announce in November that it would be moving to $1.25 in all its stores.

On December 12, in response to a activist investor Pushing for broader changes to the company, including the appointment of an all-new board, Dollar Tree’s board said the price hike had been a success so far. here.
The performance of stores with $1.25 prices “continues to validate our previous tests and demonstrates the success of the company’s strategy and execution,” the board said in a statement. declaration. The board said the move to $1.25 “was not a decision the company took lightly and required careful planning, including to ensure it continues to provide a meaningful assortment. with extreme value” to buyers.
But some retail analysts said the move was rushed, jeopardized brand image and would lead shoppers to turn to rivals such as General dollar (CEO), which sells about 20% of its products for $1.
The price change has “saddened” Perfume specialist, a video blogger who posts about her shopping at Dollar Tree and other stores, and will lead her to shop there less often. (She spoke on the condition that her name be withheld from the story to protect her identity.)

“All of us in the Dollar Tree community hoped that wouldn’t happen,” she said, adding that a dollar was a “reliable” prize.

“There was no math in your head or anything like that,” she said. “You know you could go to the Dollar Tree with $10 and walk away with 10 items.”

Although Dollar Tree has put up new signs in stores that say it will offer new items and “more thrills” at $1.25, it has yet to see the change.

“It’s like they promise you something more for 25 cents. But they don’t. It’s still the same quality and the same kinds of products.”

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Sitting for your health | Weekend magazine https://priscillasfriends.org/sitting-for-your-health-weekend-magazine/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/sitting-for-your-health-weekend-magazine/ With the new year, and heading into our third year of this pandemic, I am looking for ways to reduce stress and improve my health and well-being. Probably a lot of us are, right? And with meditation now being the second most popular physical and mental practice in the United States (just behind yoga and […]]]>

With the new year, and heading into our third year of this pandemic, I am looking for ways to reduce stress and improve my health and well-being. Probably a lot of us are, right? And with meditation now being the second most popular physical and mental practice in the United States (just behind yoga and just ahead of seeing a chiropractor), it quickly popped up in my search for ideas.

So I gave it a try and learned some things along the way.

I found a free seven-day guided meditation challenge in the 10% Happier app created by Dan Harris, who is the host of a popular podcast of the same name. I quickly sat down for my first session. The program starts out slow and builds from there, with the first session being a very short and supposedly manageable training session.

“Four minutes of meditation,” I thought to myself. “I can do it,” I assured myself naively.

I pressed play, settled in and followed the instructions as we closed our eyes and mentally scanned our bodies from head to toe, releasing the tension as we went. We were going to leave our thoughts behind, focus on our breath and be with our bodies, which reminded me that I had to put a load of laundry in the dryer. And while I’m in the laundry room, I should get something out of the chest freezer to defrost for dinner. Oh, and I need to wash this Wait! I meditate ! I returned my attention to my breathing.

Then, convinced that I was almost done, I glanced at my application’s timer: 3 minutes and 38 seconds remaining. Shit.

It wasn’t the enlightened experience I was looking for. To really reap the benefits of meditation, I thought I might need some help, even some professional advice. So I contacted Daniel Hessey, an Acharya, or spiritual teacher, from the KarmeCholing Shambhala meditation center in Barnet. To my relief, he says it’s natural for your mind to spin when you sit down to meditate.

“There’s no magic trick here,” Hessey says of being able to practice meditation. “It’s a matter of training. He encourages practitioners, including new ones like me, to be kind to themselves when it comes to being distracted by our thoughts.

“It’s a discipline,” he explained. “It takes time and practice.” And it can be contrary to what people often expect when they first approach meditation: to feel better instantly or to have a sense of accomplishment for completing the task.

The type of meditation you choose and how you choose to do it are also important distinctions. When it comes to developing a meditation practice, Hessey says it helps to understand the deep and rich history of Buddhism and meditation. Meditation is like music, with different varieties. To choose the right one for you, he suggests considering “What am I trying to accomplish? »

One way to think about your purpose is to unpack the words themselves. “The word ‘gom’ is Tibetan for ‘meditation,'” Hessey explains, “and it means ‘to get used to.’ And so, you might ask yourself, ‘What am I trying to get used to ” A goal could be to feel less anxious. “That’s a very valid thing to bring to the practice of meditation, and there are a variety of ways to approach it.”

With my own goals in mind, I contacted the Vermont Insight Meditation Center in Brattleboro to join their Sunday morning meditation practice on Zoom. Cheryl Wilfong, who is a teacher at the center, says that while apps like the one I used can be helpful for meditation, you have to remember to open them. And, she points out, with all the apps we have on our phones these days, it can be hard to remember to do so.

Books are also excellent resources. They give the perspective of what others have learned, both about the meditation itself and about their practice. But they can only take you so far; you can teach yourself up to a certain point.

Says Wilfong, “Students who come to my classes often say something like, ‘I bought a meditation book, but -.’ That’s why it’s good to sign up for a class or go to a weekly meditation, it’s what helps you to keep living your intention.

This time, as I sat down to meditate with the group on Zoom, I felt more comfortable, calmer, and more willing to let my thoughts arise and then watch them pass as I caught my breath. But after about fifteen minutes, I found myself opening one eye to check the time. When I started to feel tension in my neck, at about twenty minutes, I decided it was time to end my practice for the day.

As I searched for other opportunities to learn more and practice, I found Cultivating Peace Vermont, a group that hosts talks, events, and guided meditations. Ginger Cloud, from Barre, is part of the group and has been practicing a type of meditation called “mindfulness meditation” for twenty years. She finds it goes well with her professional work as a mental health counsellor.

“Personally, I have a more engaged, more conscious life,” she says. Her practice helps her feel connected to herself, the Earth and others, and as a result, she feels less alone.

“You can get this idea that my fears belong only to me,” she explains. But practicing meditation with others helps people “understand that these are not individual issues, they are universal”.

This vision can alter our relationship with our thoughts, feelings, and worries. This is, in part, why meditation practitioners report increased calmness, decreased anxiety, decreased worry, increased sense of well-being, increased happiness and joy, and a richer experience of everyday life. And while these benefits are welcome at all times, they are certainly most needed during a pandemic.

“With the chaos in our world, it’s a great tool,” Eileen Genette Coughlin says of meditation. She owns the Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center on Merchants Row in Rutland. His center offers eight immersion rooms to help enter a meditative state. The rooms are designed for people who cannot sit still to meditate or who find meditation overwhelming.

The Mandala Room, for example, features changing mandala images and binaural beats streamed through headphones. Another hall, the Temple of Edfu, offers a multi-sensory experience using scent, color, touch, crystal energy and more. A Himalayan salt cave, one of the few in the country, offers another opportunity for deep relaxation.

“We all need this now,” Coughlin said relaxed. “People falter, we need those coping mechanisms.” And, she points out, stress is bad for our health.

Coughlin is a mother of four and, before owning the center, was a businesswoman. “The thought of meditation and relaxation never crossed my mind,” she said. “There was no time for that.” But as she explored modalities like sound for herself, she says, “I found changes in myself and in my life, and I felt called to help others achieve them.

She says she can see the benefits ripple through the world, when a person arrives alone and then returns with family and friends. She says, “If we want to change the world, the only place we can make changes is within ourselves.”

Meditation is not without risks, however, and not everyone has a positive experience of it. Rosy Metcalf, who lives in Waterbury, is a member of the care team at Cheetah House, a non-profit organization based in Rhode Island. The group studies the harmful effects of meditation and supports those who suffer from meditation distress. Most team members have personal experience of these negative impacts of meditation in their own lives.

Metcalf discovered mindfulness meditation during her graduate studies, while studying to become a counselor. She started practicing regularly and saw the benefits, but in 2014 “everything changed”. His anxiety and fear intensified, yet his teachers told him the answer was to meditate through the emotions, or to meditate more. “Now we know that’s bad advice,” she says, but at the time she was experiencing these symptoms there was little support.

Now she tells people, “If the practice doesn’t help a person achieve their goals, they should stop their practice or look for other practices.” But that doesn’t mean they can’t access the same benefits. She points out that the terms “mindfulness” and “meditation” form a broad umbrella under which there are many other ways to reduce stress and improve health.

With all of that in mind, I sat down with my app again, having digested those conversations and experiences. I pressed play again, settled in, mentally scanned my body to release the tension, and focused on my breathing. Thoughts came and went. The session lasted 10 minutes, but this time I didn’t even notice the seconds ticking by. What I noticed instead were things I was trying to get used to: a sense of connection and a few moments of clarity, peace and calm.

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Wildflower Bakery in Chatham started as a side business for women https://priscillasfriends.org/wildflower-bakery-in-chatham-started-as-a-side-business-for-women/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:51:26 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/wildflower-bakery-in-chatham-started-as-a-side-business-for-women/ Natalie Morris | Corresponding Yet another new local business has blossomed from what initially appeared to be a pandemic loss. Kelsea Duncan opened Wildflower Bakery at 101 W. Locust St. in Chatham on Jan. 9. The brick-and-mortar bakery came into existence after Duncan leaned into his sideways hustle after his 9-to-5 put the entire department […]]]>

Yet another new local business has blossomed from what initially appeared to be a pandemic loss.

Kelsea Duncan opened Wildflower Bakery at 101 W. Locust St. in Chatham on Jan. 9. The brick-and-mortar bakery came into existence after Duncan leaned into his sideways hustle after his 9-to-5 put the entire department on furlough at the start of COVID-19.

“I’ve been baking since I was little, in the kitchen with my mother,” she says. “I even got my pastry certificate from lincoln land (Community College) before starting the Culinary Arts degree.

“I had been doing bespoke word-of-mouth from home for years. I thought with COVID this side gig would die, but it got busier and busier.

Related: D&J Cafe bought by Lee Rupnik; east side pizzeria closes after four decades

Duncan is still taking custom cake orders, but Wildflower Bakery will also be offering a variety of a la carte bakery items with flavors rotating daily. Selections include muffins, cookie sandwiches, cupcakes and mini cakes.

“I always try something different, so the menu will be different every day,” Duncan said. “But there are some of my best sellers that will always be around like my oat cream pies.”

Duncan, the sole owner of Wildflower Bakery, purchased the duplex in July and has spent the past six months converting the space. The bakery is located in the former Bear Necessities consignment. The Rebel Rainbow Salon operates from the adjoining space.

Wildflower Bakery hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday. Duncan can be contacted at Kelseakennedy@yahoo.com.

Natalie Morris can be reached at 737-7254 or by email at natalie.sjr@gmail.com.

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The rise of an award-winning female Leyland-based bank vice president in male-dominated IT https://priscillasfriends.org/the-rise-of-an-award-winning-female-leyland-based-bank-vice-president-in-male-dominated-it/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 12:30:00 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/the-rise-of-an-award-winning-female-leyland-based-bank-vice-president-in-male-dominated-it/ Rachel Ryan, 49, is Senior Vice President and Global Head of IT Asset Management at Danske Bank, and last year’s winner of the ITAM Project of the Year award by the ITAM Review. Living in Leyland, she is a world renowned public authority and thought leader in the industry and all of this has been […]]]>

Rachel Ryan, 49, is Senior Vice President and Global Head of IT Asset Management at Danske Bank, and last year’s winner of the ITAM Project of the Year award by the ITAM Review.

Living in Leyland, she is a world renowned public authority and thought leader in the industry and all of this has been achieved unlike the majority of her peers who have taken the more traditional path of college or software developer. .

She retains her broad Lancashire accent and has carved out an exceptional career for herself accepting challenges despite her own doubts and staying focused on very specific goals.

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Rachel grew up in Langho in the Ribble Valley and left school at age 16 to go into sales, joining Time Computers, a Simonstone-based company that was a major player in the personal computer market in the late 1990s. .

Having some sales experience, but above all a thirst for knowledge, Rachel enthusiastically trained in IT, learning quickly as the end users she was selling always asked a lot of questions and therefore in-depth knowledge was required.

After a year working as a nanny in the United States, she joined a standish company working in a department specializing around software licensing. Rachel said, “I was a licensing specialist and Fujitsu in Warrington was looking to build a team of licensing consultants.

“During the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak (in 2001), Fujitsu needed people to take care of the networking: wiring installations, routers and switches. Working with large accounts such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Retail and Banking, I became responsible for software operations.

Rachel Ryan has teams for Danske Bank around the world

“I did a secondment in purchasing, then I had the opportunity to do my software asset management certification. It was a promising thing at the time as many customers requested this service.

“They wanted to manage the range of software they were using versus the licenses they had.

“Back then, a lot of software vendors were starting to do major audits and that’s where a lot of the big money came from. By then, I had followed the entire software lifecycle from sales to recycling, so I was ideally placed to move into software asset management.

“I was interviewed by the ISO board for standards for ITAM and was very scared to go out with all these asset management experts and talk about what I had did, but they were amazed that I had managed to gain so much experience, hands-on experience. ”

Danske Banks headquarters in Copenhagen

In 2010, she was approached by Astra Zenica to become their first global asset manager. “It was around this time that I went to a software advisory board conference and listened to all the speakers and thought it wouldn’t be great if it could be me in a few years.

“I have always firmly believed that if you take risks it will pay off. I knew that if I wanted to advance in my career I would have to do something different and take risks. I was lucky to be. invited to go to berlin and present. This first presentation was kind of like walking the green mile. I was so nervous, but I did.

“I had always thought that being from the North people would always hear the accent and think that I was not credible or qualified. But when you’re in Europe, the accent is actually seen as endearing.

“Perception is reality and that’s something I had to learn. I found that my career was sometimes denied to companies because I was not from London. I had to go further to prove myself. Unless you have exhibits on a regular basis, don’t expect anyone to know about it. “

I volunteered for various programs to help others and ended up being nominated for the Inspiring Women’s Awards in Manchester.

“From there I did lectures and lectures on ‘feel the fear and do it anyway.’ It’s one of the things I’ve always tried to do, to push myself through the worries. that you might have. “

After ten years, she decided the time had come to leave and won the position of Senior Vice President of Danske Bank.

She said: “IT asset management works very well in the financial industry due to the high level of regulation. It’s really important. We need to be able to prove where all of our assets are and what we are using them for. The result is that we are saving a lot of money, millions.

Software, she explained, tends to be deployed and forgotten in businesses, which means that a business can pay for licenses that it doesn’t use often, or when it’s bundled into groups. packages, pay for items she never uses. Reducing this waste offers a surprising amount of savings for businesses large and small.

She has traveled all over Europe during her career. Her team is based in Vilnius, Lithuania, the bank’s head office is in Copenhagen, she travels regularly to London and she has just set up a team in India.

“There is that side that is great. You meet people from other cultures and experience different ways of life. I attend many conferences and events.

“IT isn’t just for developers. There is so much to do. I am not a super technical person. This relates to processes, improvements, the ability to manage projects well, service management and people management. You don’t need to have a computer science degree, I don’t, there are some accreditations you can learn along the way.

“Development is a very specific area of ​​IT. You don’t have to be technical for a career in this area. What I have learned is to seize opportunities when they arise and which I started to do really well when I got authentic with myself.

“Some people think it’s wrong to be too bubbly, to have a sense of humor, or to be too Nordic, but that’s not true. You don’t have to be a robot. Be yourself, but keep pushing yourself and trying new things to keep growing. If you do, good things will happen. “

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“Saipan Cares will not disappoint you” | News https://priscillasfriends.org/saipan-cares-will-not-disappoint-you-news/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/saipan-cares-will-not-disappoint-you-news/ SAIPAN Cares for Animals has said he will not let pet owners down despite the challenges he is currently going through. SCA is a non-profit rescue clinic that provides low cost services to CNMI pet owners. It is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers whose mission is to improve the lives of every […]]]>

SAIPAN Cares for Animals has said he will not let pet owners down despite the challenges he is currently going through.

SCA is a non-profit rescue clinic that provides low cost services to CNMI pet owners. It is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers whose mission is to improve the lives of every dog ​​and cat in Saipan through sterilization, medication and community education.

At present, SCA is caring for more than 100 dogs rescued from miserable conditions at various locations in Saipan.

According to SCA employees, the dogs at As Gonno’s shelter are stray or mad dogs, adding that there is no room for the pet boarding anymore.

SCA Director Elizabeth Pliscou in an email interview said she was told by CNMI’s zoning office that the As Gonno clinic was not in compliance with regulations, “and as a such must be closed or moved “.

But Pliscou said SCA “will continue to provide low cost services to the community from our site in As Gonno until the end of January.”

When asked what led SCA to this situation, Pliscou said, “The circumstances which led to this situation, to put it simply, are that I am not a businesswoman. My goal is and always has been to provide pet owners with accessible information and services.

She said she would like to continue providing clinic and emergency services to the community. “Together we have accomplished so much. Pet owners rely on SCA and I don’t want to let them down, ”she said, adding that SCA and its staff are optimistic for the future.

They recently acquired land in As Lito where they plan to build a new clinic and shelter that complies with the rules of the Zoning Bureau, the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality, Fisheries and Wildlife and ‘other government regulators.

“However, these things take time and obstacles are to be expected,” she added. “In the meantime, we are looking for a location to temporarily provide clinical services only. We have struggled to find a suitable temporary location and would like to ask the public for help.

Variety has learned that SCA is heavily dependent on donated dog food. Recently, SCA obtained funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to pay shelter managers, veterinary nurses and shelter assistants.

They all started out as volunteers who have been able to run the shelter for years with the help of federal grants.


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Woman from Altoona Starts Food Preparation Business Encouraging Community to Eat Healthier | WTAJ https://priscillasfriends.org/woman-from-altoona-starts-food-preparation-business-encouraging-community-to-eat-healthier-wtaj/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 23:10:21 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/woman-from-altoona-starts-food-preparation-business-encouraging-community-to-eat-healthier-wtaj/ ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) – We are entering the New Year with new goals and new motivation to create a better you! Eating well can have many benefits for our body and our overall health. Jennifer Johns decided to start her own food prep business to provide healthy options for the area and to encourage people […]]]>

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) – We are entering the New Year with new goals and new motivation to create a better you! Eating well can have many benefits for our body and our overall health. Jennifer Johns decided to start her own food prep business to provide healthy options for the area and to encourage people to eat better. She used a play on the word “venom” to find the name – Zenom Bites.

“I started this during COVID, and since everything stopped, I wanted something easy and accessible, especially for food and healthy eating,” says Johns. “I started for a few people and it spread.”

“Each week is a weekly menu, so I cook four different meals each week,” says Johns. Jennifer tries to stick with high protein options like chicken, salmon, and shrimp.

For tips on how to start preparing meals at home, Jenn suggests taking a simple approach. “I would start very basic,” Johns says. “I always get the 24 oz. containers are better for portion control. Next, Jennifer suggests choosing a vegetable and a carbohydrate like rice or quinoa.

“We live in a society that eats a lot of processed foods,” says Johns. Jennifer says when she first started training she realized how important food and nutrition are.

Every week Jennifer updates the menu and encourages people to place orders.

If you fancy enjoying meals and snacks from Zenom Bites, Jennifer is attending an event at Everything Natural Under the Sun on Tuesday, January 17 from noon to 4 p.m.

If you have a dietary restriction, Jennifer has you covered: “I also offer vegetarian gluten-free, dairy-free meals.”

To contact Zenom Bites, call Jennifer at (814) 327-2891 or message her on Instagram or their Facebook page.

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Sydney Woman Breastfeeding E-Commerce Hey Mama Earns $ 400,000 Locked Out https://priscillasfriends.org/sydney-woman-breastfeeding-e-commerce-hey-mama-earns-400000-locked-out/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 23:51:22 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/sydney-woman-breastfeeding-e-commerce-hey-mama-earns-400000-locked-out/ After her job dried up when the international borders closed, a Sydney resident invested her savings in something risky, and it paid off. A Sydney woman managed to turn $ 10,000 into $ 400,000 within 18 months of stumbling upon a lucrative scam. Lisa Lin, 29, from the city’s southwest, found herself distraught after Australia’s […]]]>

After her job dried up when the international borders closed, a Sydney resident invested her savings in something risky, and it paid off.

A Sydney woman managed to turn $ 10,000 into $ 400,000 within 18 months of stumbling upon a lucrative scam.

Lisa Lin, 29, from the city’s southwest, found herself distraught after Australia’s international borders were closed in March last year.

She worked as an accountant for the family tourism business, and the job dried up with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I was completely bored,” she told news.com.au.

In May, Ms. Lin visited her brother and sister-in-law who recently had a son.

The new mom had difficulty breastfeeding and chewed a special cookie designed to aid lactation, which Ms. Lin said was very high in sugar.

It sparked an idea.

“To be honest, I thought it would be something fun to do during the lockdown,” she said. “But it exploded immediately.”

Ms. Lin started researching the options available to new moms if they were having trouble producing breast milk and realized that there was a gap in the market.

Using $ 10,000 that she had originally saved for a vacation abroad, she invested it in creating a formula with the help of lactation consultants, and then began mass-producing the product. and wrap it up from its friend room.

She basically designed a powder that provided protein, superfoods, and aided lactation for new moms.

Since Ms. Lin’s sister-in-law was lactose intolerant, she decided to make her products vegan and gluten-free.

Still working as an accountant, the aspiring entrepreneur has done a lot of research in the field of electronic commerce.

In August 2020, she launched Hey Mama. But she hadn’t expected what was to follow.

“It exploded immediately,” Ms. Lin said.

She started out by offering free samples to 120 moms in online groups to get their feedback on her Hey Mama product.

“These moms came back right away and asked to buy it now,” she said.

“When I ordered my first batch, it was also sold. I didn’t do any advertising or anything; it was just word of mouth.

Since then, the case has taken off.

Ms. Lin has sold to 5,000 customers in Australia and New Zealand and has so far achieved $ 400,000 in sales.

She says financially she is “definitely more comfortable now” than when she worked in accounting.

By 2022, the business owner aims to wholesale and supply her product to overseas markets in Asia and the UK.

For other aspiring entrepreneurs, she had a tip.

“It’s not that difficult to start a business. Everything you need is right at your fingertips, ”Ms. Lin said.

“I was in accounting and sourcing, had no branding or marketing experience – I learned everything from podcasts and YouTube. “

Do you have a similar story? Continue the conversation | alex.turner-cohen@news.com.au

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Man accused of beating Springdale woman, stealing her car and breaking into her home https://priscillasfriends.org/man-accused-of-beating-springdale-woman-stealing-her-car-and-breaking-into-her-home/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 05:01:00 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/man-accused-of-beating-springdale-woman-stealing-her-car-and-breaking-into-her-home/ Springdale Police have charged a man with six counts of theft after a woman told them the man pushed her out of his car after beating her, stealing the vehicle and then robbing her home. Vincent Edward Tabone, 29, of Sylvan Avenue, Collier Township, has been charged with burglary, motor vehicle theft and two counts […]]]>

Springdale Police have charged a man with six counts of theft after a woman told them the man pushed her out of his car after beating her, stealing the vehicle and then robbing her home.

Vincent Edward Tabone, 29, of Sylvan Avenue, Collier Township, has been charged with burglary, motor vehicle theft and two counts each of criminal trespassing and receiving stolen property. All are crimes. He also faces common assault and criminal mischief charges in connection with the November 28 incident.

The woman told police that she and Tabone were in his car up Rialto Street in the Troy Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh shortly before 10 p.m. when he punched her in the face and grabbed her by the arm to force her out of the car, according to a criminal complaint.

She said Tabone took her cell phone before pushing her outside. She said her purse, which contained a $ 2,000 bank deposit from the company she manages, was in the vehicle, according to the complaint.

She told police she walked to a friend’s house on the North Side to borrow enough money to get home by taxi. The woman said she used her computer the next day to contact Tabone, who told her he left the car along Bellview Terrace in East Deer, according to the complaint.

A friend took the woman to retrieve the car, but all of her belongings were missing and the gas tank was empty, according to the complaint.

When the woman returned home, she found her purse and cell phone in the hallway of her home, but the $ 2,000 and other funds were gone. Also missing was a pair of Adidas Yeezy Glow shoes valued at $ 500, which were kept near where the handbag was found, according to the complaint.

The woman said her room was ransacked and Tabone smashed a window and used a chair to enter the house, according to the complaint.

Investigators photographed the woman’s injuries as well as the chair and shattered window of her house, according to the complaint.

The case was reviewed by an Allegheny County deputy prosecutor to determine what charges would be brought against Tabone, according to the complaint.

Police said Tabone, who is on probation, did not answer phone calls.

He was taken into custody on Wednesday and is being held in Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh after bail was refused.

Tabone faces a preliminary hearing before District Judge David J. Sosovicka on January 10.

Tony LaRussa is a writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, tlarussa@triblive.com or via Twitter .



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Inside Royal AM owner’s Namibian break https://priscillasfriends.org/inside-royal-am-owners-namibian-break/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 14:24:32 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/inside-royal-am-owners-namibian-break/ Owner Royal AM Shauwn “MaMkhize” Mkhize arrived in Namibia on Thursday (December 30) where she plans to welcome the New Year. MAMKHIZE DEPARTURE TO NAMIBIA MaMkhize has been teasing its two million followers with vacations since December 28. “In pursuit of the sun. Christmas is over and dusted off and now we set off on […]]]>

Owner Royal AM Shauwn “MaMkhize” Mkhize arrived in Namibia on Thursday (December 30) where she plans to welcome the New Year.

MAMKHIZE DEPARTURE TO NAMIBIA

MaMkhize has been teasing its two million followers with vacations since December 28.

“In pursuit of the sun. Christmas is over and dusted off and now we set off on our next adventure where the sun is not lacking… stay tuned darlings, ”the captioned post said.

The following post shows MaMkhize at the airport.

The owner of Royal AM then posted a photo at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia. Her supporters thought the HKIA seen behind her was the Hong Kong International Airport, but were wrong.

“Hongkong nice one .. ❤,” @jujubunch wrote.

“I passed through there when I came to South Korea, beautiful airport (Hongkong),” @thee_favored said.

READ ALSO: Konka Cavalcade: MaMkhize on the way to the “millionaires’ playground” [watch]

THE ‘SECOND LANDING’

The extravagant businesswoman then announced a second landing as she was seen dancing in the desert.

“Second landing… This place is amazing and incredibly beautiful. Stay tuned for more! The journey still continues. #KwaMamkhize #MyWorldMyRules #ChassingTheSun ”, the message was captioned.

MaMkhize seems to be enjoying the view of the desert. She shared more snaps and videos. Looked…

“Good evening. When you are in the middle of nowhere, living by your own rules in your own world with no signal and no contact with the outside world. Then you say, THE WORLD IS MY PLAYGROUND AND I AM READY TO PLAY, Let go. -you !! the message was captioned.

“Countdown to the New Year It’s true what they say, a journey of a thousand kilometers begins with one step. Yesterday I woke up in the comfort of my bed in South Africa and today I am in a foreign land of truly unparalleled beauty. # Namibia😍😍, ”she wrote.

“From shuttle services to planes and jets, I’ve finally reached the desert, the sun is so close I could even touch it ☀☀. I look forward to the days ahead, it’s time to make some memories! she continued.

She also shared footage from her second day of vacation as she explored the country of Namibia.

Why did MaMkhize decide to go on vacation to Namibia? Could it be that she is following in the footsteps of her friend Somizi who visited Namibia in October.

ALSO READ: “The money you gave me is missing R80k”: Somizi in MaMkhize



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Inside Middletons Christmas with Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis https://priscillasfriends.org/inside-middletons-christmas-with-princess-charlotte-prince-george-and-prince-louis/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 20:31:47 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/inside-middletons-christmas-with-princess-charlotte-prince-george-and-prince-louis/ Royal children receive their own Christmas tree to decorate at Kate Middleton’s family home in Bucklebury Manor in Berkshire Video upload Video unavailable The video will play automatically soon8to cancel Play now Royal Family Christmas: Insider reveals type of gifts they are giving The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children were joined […]]]>

Royal children receive their own Christmas tree to decorate at Kate Middleton’s family home in Bucklebury Manor in Berkshire

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children were joined by the Middletons this Christmas.

Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, were able to enjoy the special day with their grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton at their home in Bucklebury Manor in Berkshire.

The Middletons Christmas is largely kept a secret unlike the well-publicized traditions of the Royal Family who traditionally spend the holidays at Sandringham House in Norfolk.

This year however, the Queen again broke tradition because of Covid and spent the day at Windsor Castle with Prince Charles and Camilla.

On Christmas Day, Prince William and Kate attended the morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church with their three children.

Photos have captured the royal family leaving the service in their custody in holiday gear.







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Kate’s mother, Carole, owner of Party Pieces, celebrates December 25 with her family in an extravagant way.

The 66-year-old businesswoman recounted The telegraph how she starts planning right after Halloween and enjoys having as many Christmas trees as possible, including one in the grandchildren’s room.

She enjoys putting young people at the heart of the festivities and even lets them help decorate their own Christmas tree.

Carole wrote on Instagram: “Again this year we’re planning to have two Christmas trees, one for the kids to decorate and one I’m making myself.







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“My beloved Tree Top Angel looks a little less fit to wear after years of service, so now is the time to invest in something new.”

Christmas at the Middletons is a much less formal affair than the celebrations for Sandringham, with Kate’s dad Michael showing off his fun side in disguise.

Pippa Middleton has previously shared how he developed a fun tradition of surprising the family by appearing in fancy dress and buying a new costume every year.







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Carole is said to be a very active grandmother who loves spending time with her grandchildren over Christmas time.

The Christmas fanatic even admitted to developing a trick to entertain Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis during the decoration, according to royal expert Christine Ross.

She said The Express : “It’s either their handmade decorations or something they made in school or something they bought just for Grandma’s tree.

“And it is decorated together.

“I know she once said that her favorite time at Christmas is when she has all the grandchildren and they are decorating the tree.”

Carole also shared memories of when Kate and her siblings Pippa and James were young, reports Cambridgeshire Live.

She wrote: “I find that the smallest gift can be the one that gives children the most fun and entertainment.

“I remember when they were young my kids found flexible figures like these totally absorbing. A good choice of stocking fillers can provide extra time, undisturbed in bed on Christmas Day. Invaluable.”

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