Thursday, July 17, 2014

Eateries Spark Your Spending With A Little Menu 'Magic'

One of the keys to a successful restaurant is the value of its menu. We're not just talking about the cost of food, though. Menus can feature a lot of "psychological" tactics that encourage diners to spend more. Take a look at how your local eatery may be using special tricks to influence your food choices.

http://www.businessinsider.com/restaurant-menus-spend-more-money-2014-7

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Some Home Renovations Not Worth the Money

We often talk about which home renovations can help improve the value of your property. But there are some alterations that may be more trouble (and expense) than they are worth. Take a look at these five projects that may not be the best use of your time or finances.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2014/07/12/home-renovations-to-avoid/12483595/

Thursday, July 10, 2014

These 10 DIY Projects Can Help Home's Curb Appeal

When you are trying to sell your home, first impressions matter. And the first thing prospective buyers see is the exterior of your house. There are several projects you can take care of yourself to aid your home's curb appeal.

http://www.theintelligencer.com/article_91c02317-6e2b-53df-aa3a-28251bbb6786.html

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

These Signs Point to Zero-Star Dining

Everyone has had a bad experience at a restaurant. But how do you know when it's a "fluke" and when it's the sign of a zero-star eatery? There are obvious signs to determine the difference, including dirty dinnerware and rude servers. Check out this columnist's advice ...

https://www.yahoo.com/food/how-to-spot-a-zero-star-restaurant-without-a-review-90373964521.html

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Priceline, TripAdvisor Dipping Into Mobile Restaurant Reservations

We've talked before about the effects of technology on the restaurant industry. Here's more proof that mobile applications are considered to be the future of the dining-out experience. Two giant names in online travel reservations, Priceline and TripAdvisor, are stepping into restaurant scheduling, as well.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2014/06/26/where-are-priceline-and-tripadvisor-headed-with-the-restaurant-reservations-business/

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ohio Man, 91, Creating Small-Scale Replica of Jacobs Field

Attention to detail is a trait that every good building contractor understands well. That's why we can especially appreciate the work of Joe Duncan, a 91-year-old man who is building a detailed replica of Jacobs Field. It's not the first model he's undertaken, but it may be the most intricate, right down to the seating on the third-base line. Take a look at his amazing work!

http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/index.ssf/2014/06/jacobs_field_ballpark_joe_dunc.html