Do you want to break your impulse shopping addiction and habit of buying stuff, without dramatically changing your life? Do you want to save money? Do you want to be Underspent, not overspent? Right now, the rising cost of living is one of the biggest issues in Australia, America and the UK. According to the media, the average American owns 3.5 credit cards and owes US$15,799 in credit card debt. Three out of five American families cant pay off their credit card debts. In the UK, someone is declared insolvent or bankrupt every five minutes, and a property is repossessed every eighteen minutes. Thirteen per cent of Australian adults and seventeen per cent of Aussie kids live below the poverty line, whilst the average Australian adult spends the first eight weeks of each year working just to pay for their car. There are more than eighteen million shopaholics in the United States, and five per cent of all waste in Australian landfill is discarded clothing. In this groundbreaking and entertaining book, Rachel reveals the Seven-Step Process she took to break her shopping addiction and buying habit, without dramatically changing her life. For Rachel, the ultimate result of implementing the seven steps set out in this book was: •being Underspent-spending less than usual (she was spending less money than was required and expected) •breaking her impulse shopping addiction and habit of buying stuff •saving 38 per cent of her net (take-home) annual salary •feeling happier and more content. This is a book that people can use, not just agree with. Underspent examines in detail the problems caused by impulse shopping addictions, what triggers our shopping and buying, the challenges and personal battles we face when quitting and the seven steps to being Underspent. This is a practical guide for men and women who want to quit shopping and save money. With case studies, stories, information and practical exercises, Rachel shows you how to apply the seven steps.
Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Operations Research, grade: 2.5, , course: PhD, language: English, abstract: The purpose of this research is to bridge the gap between retail research results on customer movement in shopping centers and importance of space syntax analysis in predicting indoor navigation pattern for better understanding of store space allocation, store location and tenanting decision making in shopping malls. A bid-rent model is specified and solved under the condition of profit maximization of individual stores to examine the impact of customer density in predicting store space allocation and rental decision making. To predict the importance of visibility in customer density distribution, data were collected through recording navigational preferences of individuals in computer generated situations of shopping mall junctions using a convenience sampling method. The visibility characteristics were studied using visibility graph analysis by syntax 2D software tools. The model is extended under condition of revenue maximization of the entire mall in rationalizing tenanting decision making. Tenanting, rent and store space allocation decisions depend on the customer density distribution throughout the shopping mall. Natural movement and consequent natural customer density depend on the visual integration of a location along with metric distance from the access point. Revenue maximization of the shopping mall depends on the strategic positioning of different store types. The positioning of different stores in turn depends on the spatial configuration, which dictates natural customer density distribution. This paper, being the first of its kind, integrates retail research wisdom and syntactic measures to illustrate the efficacy of space design as a strategic decision making tool, instead of just an accommodator of functions.
Masters Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 3.5, , language: English, abstract: Currently all the businesses are facing cut throat competition and companies and retailers are using different components of store atmospherics to attract the customers and to get competitive edge in the market by differentiating themselves from their competitors and consequently to be successful in the market. Current research is among very few on the components of store atmospherics and Impulse Buying in Pakistan. It will be helpful for producers, retailers and marketers by providing them roadmap to develop different strategies to increase sales and ultimately getting a larger market share by influencing buying decision making process of the consumers. Quantitative research approach has been used in this study and data has been collected through survey research method in which adapted questionnaire is used as instrument of survey. The sample size was 600 consisting of different cities (Islamabad, Lahore, Okara, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Arifwala and Multan). Research data has been analyzed by applying descriptive statistical techniques through SPSS software. Descriptive statistics, pie graphs, scatter diagram, correlation and linear regressions tests have been applied to draw the results of the study. Results of the study have shown that the questionnaire is reliable to measure the constructs. Correlation values show that store layout, point of purchase displays, atmospherics and human factors have positive moderate correlation with impulse buying behavior. The results of regression analysis have shown that store layout, point of purchase displays, atmospherics and human factors have significant impact on impulse buying behavior. The study has some limitations as well; data has been collected through adapted questionnaire although there are other instruments as well to measure the constructs. In this study mere quantitative research approach has been used, while a mixed method approach can also be used to measure the constructs. The study has been conducted in only seven cities of Pakistan therefore it will be difficult to generalize the results of the study.
"It´s like an all-you-can-eat buffet with a little-known twist." Have you ever wished you could eat the food you want and not feel guilty about it afterward or feel afraid you just added another extra inch to your waistline? Or have you ever wished that your diet would not make you feel tired or hungry all the time? Ever wished that losing the excess weight and leading a healthy lifestyle were not so dang frustrating? For these same reasons, hundreds of people swear by the Volumetrics diet´s successful results, and the best part is this popular diet advocates eating more. Say again? Yes! The diet´s goal is to increase the amount or the volume of the food you usually eat with less calories. You are able to eat as much healthy and delicious food as you like and lose the excess weight. Let me give you a quick sample. A quarter cup of raisins and two-thirds of a cup of fresh whole grapes both contain 100 calories. The difference between the two is that you will be able to eat more with the grapes than with the raisins. You will understand the reasoning when you listen to this book. This is precisely how Volumetrics will fill up your plate and make you feel satisfied. You will be able to enjoy all the food groups - fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and more. You can even enjoy chocolates, crackers, cookies, nuts, butter, cheese, and higher fat meat as a treat. You can drink your favorite alcohol in moderation as well. No extreme restrictions, as long as you keep to one simple rule. With some diets, you will be deprived. With Volumetrics, you can eat to your heart´s content and still lose weight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher A Leonard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049689de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audio training course designed specifically for English speakers and containing 17 theme-based lessons covering the everyday situations. Each lesson consists of English tutorials, vocabulary, and complete live conversations. Essentials such as greetings, shopping, telling the time, asking for directions, elements of Russian business etiquette, such cultural concepts as the Russian soul, how to date someone in Russian, and even a short poem by Alexander Pushkin included. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Max Bollinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mxbo/000020de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When it comes to effective ways to lose weight without restricting your calorie count or cutting out all of your favorite foods, the ketogenic diet can’t be beat. By not feeding your body with any carbohydrates, you have no choice but to use the fat on your body as energy. Training your body this way means you are literally melting the fat off. While many people are satisfied with these results, you are still capable of resetting your metabolism to form the ultimate fat burning machine. If you are interested in learning more, then Ketogenic Reset 101: The All-Inclusive Guide to the Ketogenic Reset Diet is the audiobook you have been waiting for. Inside you will find: Explanation of what keto is and how it works Ketogenic shopping list How to reset your metabolism 30-day ketogenic meal plan 21 delicious keto recipes Tips for weight loss success Frequently asked questions And much more.... You will learn not just about the many ways the keto diet can help you to look and feel better than you ever thought possible, you will also learn about the many ways you can build on what the ketogenic diet is doing to your body to completely retrain your metabolism to be a lean, mean, fat-burning machine. In addition to the keto diet, you will add on a variety of high intensity cardio workouts, meditation, intermittent fasting, and more until your body doesn’t have any choice but to shift into high gear when it comes to burning fat and never look back. So, what are you waiting for? Decades of unhealthy eating and switching from one diet plan to another likely has your metabolism tied in knots. Get your copy to find out how you can change that today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sylvia Rae. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104053de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn more about what cutting down on your gluten intake can do for you! It has been all over the Internet and the media, and everyone is talking about it: Living gluten free. What are the benefits? Why are some people doing this? Is it really necessary? What are the effects? This book answers all these questions. You will learn about interesting facts relating to: How gluten affect autism and other common disorders Which foods contain gluten and which don´t Healthy, delicious ways to avoid gluten and still lick your fingers after eating The biggest benefits of a gluten-free diet Shopping and cooking tips without gluten The connection between impressive weight-loss results and the gluten-free diet Several celebrities who have embraced the gluten-free lifestyle for good 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Spellman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088281de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to walk into office for that crucial presentation confidently and deliver your speech without reading off your script? How about doing well for that test without having sleepless nights? Or remembering significant dates and events without being awkwardly reminded by someone else? In Memory Exercises Now, you will be shown in a series of simple and easy step-by-step techniques to improve your memory and become more productive and efficient - both in life and at work. You will also enjoy a better social network and connections through your progressive ability in recalling names and numbers. Better yet, these memory tips and exercises you´ll discover takes you only 10 minutes each day to maintain and improve your memory, so you can make huge jumps in your career and deepen your relationships with almost anyone. Here is a glimpse of what you will get: Tips on improving your memory that you can put to action immediately and begin seeing results with! (Time to leave that shopping list at home and harness the power of the brain.) Know why our brain naturally forgets and learn how you can program it to produce better results at work and school that is bound to "wow" the people you know. Get the techniques for you to remember people whom you have only met once in your entire life, and to recall those numbers that are important to you but always seem to slip your mind. Bonus: The seven-step approach to progressive memory improvement. And much, much more.... Download now and begin to develop that memory that will impress your friends and bring the ultimate convenience to your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Alan Martinson Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079709de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Another hilarious look at the challenges of parenting, as the father of a young girl is suddenly tasked with getting her a leotard before her first gymnastics class. What happens next is an endearing journey of comedy that we´ve all been through: the challenge of shopping quickly combined with the fun and magic of childhood. The result is a fun romp that will have any parent laughing out loud. Moms and dads alike will laugh along with the characters in this epic journey masquerading as A Quick Trip to BuyMart! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chaz Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019594de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An object of both function and fascination—defying easy classification—Crateri #2 Vase is a poetic expression of artist-designer Andrea Anastasio’s material research, extensive world travel, and profound observations about the nature of life in the 21st century. We have our collective eye on Anastasio. He’s unlike any designer we’ve met before. Born in Rome, he currently divides his time between Naples, India, and wherever chance leads him. Always searching for deeper, hidden meanings and authentic expressions of the “self;” he’s made his name as an artist, an academic, a philosopher, an industrial designer—a commercially successful one at that, particularly with his Giocasta lighting collection for Artemide—and an advocate for regional craft production. Not for nothing was the late, great Ettore Sottsass an admirer and mentor. These days, Anastasio is creating objects that may not be easy to define, but that have a beauty and a presence that can’t be ignored. Unveiled last April in Milan in an exhibition entitled Checkpoint, Anastasio’s Crateri #2 is an unexpected assemblage: a hand-blown borosilicate glass vase filled with plastic shopping bags from around the world. The result collides local and global, treasure and trash, art and consumerism. And if for some reason the symbolism doesn’t float your boat, we’re sure you’ll be blown away by how incredibly cool your flowers will look in this fully functional vase. L´ArcoBaleno is also offering Anastasio´s Crateri #1 Vase.