Archive: August, 2015

Internet flowers – the perils of a thoughtful gift

News from The Guardian: ‘People don’t like to upset the person sending the flowers by complaining, but it’s important you do, because you don’t want your friend or relative wasting their money,’ says Helen Dewdney Photograph: Alamy Wilted, dead bouquets – or flowers that fail to turn up at all. Whether you’re trying to wish [...]

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A license to be a florist? How occupational rules can be a burden on workers.

News from Washington Post: Louisiana requires florists to be licensed. (Sarah Lane/The Washington Post) By Editorial Board August 6 IT’S NOT every day that references to Adam Smith and Milton Friedman show up in the footnotes of a Democratic White House report. But a new white paper from President Obama’s economic team on the job-killing, [...]

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Kirtland florist retiring after 35 years

News from News-Herald.com: Duncan Scott/DScott@News-Herald.comGeri White prepares a bouquet of flowers for a customer on Aug. 12 in her Kirtland flower shop, Countryside Floral Cards & Gifts. White has sold her store and will be retiring after 35 years owning the business. Geri White never planned on owning a flower shop. A former secretary at [...]

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Kirtland florist retiring after 35 years

News from News-Herald.com: Duncan Scott/DScott@News-Herald.comGeri White prepares a bouquet of flowers for a customer on Aug. 12 in her Kirtland flower shop, Countryside Floral Cards & Gifts. White has sold her store and will be retiring after 35 years owning the business. Geri White never planned on owning a flower shop. A former secretary at [...]

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YB Loves: A Customizable Beauty Box that Makes the Perfect Gift

News from Yahoo News: BoxFox makes the perfect gift, but you’ll want one for yourself. (Photo: BoxFox) Each day the editors of Yahoo Beauty are sharing one noteworthy product we feel should be on your radar. From the latest and greatest items that land on our desks to indie products with a cool backstory to [...]

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BUSHNELL ON BOOKS: ‘Cold Hard News’ and ‘The Right-Size Flower Garden’

News from Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel: COLD HARD NEWS By Maureen Milliken S & H Publishing, 2015 302 pages, $ 14.99 Maine reportedly has the lowest crime rate in the nation, but Maine mystery writers love to stack up dead bodies at an alarming pace in seemingly idyllic small towns. And the Franklin County [...]

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