Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Muscles of Wall Street

Loved this ad, found on a massive billboard right in the middle of Wall Street.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

When a cardholder is happy with the customer service, they spend 8%-10% more on their AMEX.
Research by American Express, on the importance good customer service making good business sense.

Monday, January 7, 2013

These Toe Rings Make You Lose Weight!

There has been all sorts of ridiculous weight-loss schemes, but this is the craziest I’ve ever heard of! 
I recently came across the Slimming Toe Rings by the Canadian company, The Perfect Balance. You’re supposed to wear one on each big toe, and then go on lying on your couch and stuffing your face with junk food. The toe ring contains very heavy magnets and according to their website, these magnets will “increase your metabolism- to help you lose weight without exercising.
No matter how the nice makers of the Slimming Toe Rings explain this to me on their website, a toe ring that burns your fat for you just refuses to make sense.
Apparently, “the secret lies in the 2 pieces of magnets which can emit 1,100 Gauss’s magnetic force to stimulate the acupuncture points.” As aforementioned, the fancy sounding 1100 Gauss just means heavy magnets. And for those of us that are not into ancient Chinese medicine (like the manufacturers Perfect Balance, for example), this technique is more accurately known as acupressure - not acupuncture (which involves needling).
And while acupressure is effective for pain, the ancient Chinese wisely only used it for pain relief- like a modern day massage- instead of something completely unrelated like weight loss.
Here’s what the toe rings that massage away your obesity look like:

My favourite part of all this was this explanatory sentence: 
You can reduce weight at the same time, because there are many acupressure points (Tsubo) for slimming in toes Physical exercise and dieting none of these, the secret of its fantastic body shaping capability lies in a circular pottery anode. ” 
If you liked this post, feel free to leave a comment on what you think a circular pottery anode is!