Cashless Stores Alienate Customers in the Name of Efficiency | WIRED

BRANDS INCREASINGLY SEEK to provide “frictionless” experiences—a sense of ease and efficiency that enables users to engage with them on their terms. However, in a small but growing number of cases, frictionless means eliminating cash as an accepted payment method. This is a seemingly minor but significant shift in the retail landscape. As a society, it signals a shift away from inclusive commerce toward what might better be described as the age of the preferred customer. Click link for more: https://www.wired.com/story/cashless-retail-excludes-customers-in-the-name-of-efficiency/ Advertisements Continue reading Cashless Stores Alienate Customers in the Name of Efficiency | WIRED

Getting Help for Troubled Teens: When and Where to Go

When your teenager starts to get out of hand you have to ask yourself some hard questions. The first step is to honestly evaluate how you think you’re doing when communicating with your teen. Do you feel you are sharing valuable information and time? Or do you feel there is a communication gap and he’s hiding something? Look for these warning signs: Low self-esteem Out of touch with reality Sudden personality changes and mood swings Violent behavior Drop in grades and school performance Self destructive actions or language (suicide threats or extreme diet & exercise) Reclusive tendencies Debilitating fears Any … Continue reading Getting Help for Troubled Teens: When and Where to Go

Why You Should Stop Being So Easily Offended

by S.E. Miller Due to today’s political environment many are saying we are living in the last days. A fellow told me  he realized we are living in the last days, when Donald Trump was elected and named his motorcade limo “The Beast.”  I haven’t told him yet, but it looks like the beast was made and named in 2015 when Obama was president. So because the president rides in a limo called the beast may not be a sign we are living in the last days. But I am sure about one thing occurring in society that proves we are living … Continue reading Why You Should Stop Being So Easily Offended