Love me, love my dog

Much is written about blending families or mixing your children with his. Where’s the advice on blending fur kids?With the rate at which single women are acquiring dogs or cats rising even faster than teenage Chlamydia, this oversight definitely needs to be rectified. You’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve watched Read more…

Brain training

Business systems may once have been designed for the Industrial Age. But, in the Information or New Media Age, star performers are paid to think, says Linda Ray, co-founder of the Neuresource Group, a business that builds “brain friendly organisations”. In short, it focuses on teaching business leaders “attentional intelligence”. Read more…

The green beauty market

Once a bit daggy, “green” skincare and cosmetics are now the show-offs that jostle for your attention on the beauty shelves. Functional but uninspiring packaging has been superseded by recyclable, biodegradeable,  graphically superior alternatives while product promises – anti-aging, rejuvenating, revitalising – have been souped up to compete with multi-national Read more…

Scents-appeal

Marketers agree that scent is tied to brand identity and, let’s face it, in the corporate world, you are your brand. Perhaps you need an aftershave that says “next managing director” or “digital producer in the making”. Maybe you need a perfume that says “don’t screw with me” or “good Read more…

What Men Want

Trends change but maximum performance and minimum fuss add up to the kind of grooming product that consistently gets men’s vote. Agrees Karen Varker, Director of Innovation for Neo Strata: “Men’s skin requirements are the same as women, but generally they are looking for a much simpler routine, for healthy Read more…