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If you’re a gym owner, then your happiest time of year is January. That’s because millions of folks sign up for gym memberships they have no intention of using. Strike that. They do have the “intention,” they just end up not going after a few weeks. Such is the cycle of New Year’s resolutions. With the dropping of the crystal ball in Times Square, we all have the opportunity to look back and look forward. The looking back part consists of examining the areas in our lives that can use improvements. The looking forward part is those resolutions to do better. Here are some of the best resolutions we can make for 2014.
As part of iPoll’s end of the year round up, we obviously need to look back at the hits and misses from the wide world of television. Technically, the networks run a season from September to May. Nowadays, the Nielsen ratings folks include what they call Live-plus-7. This takes into account the fact that most of us watch our favorite TV shows within a week of their original airdate. Personally, I love to binge watch me some Downton Abbey. Let’s get the top 10 of the 2012-2013 season out of the way:
1. NCIS 21.6 million
2. SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 21.0 million
3. THE BIG BANG THEORY 19.0 million
4. NCIS: LOS ANGELES 17.5 million
5. PERSON OF INTEREST 16.2 million
6. AMERICAN IDOL (Wednesday) 15.1 million
7. DANCING WITH THE STARS 15.0 million
8. AMERICAN IDOL (Thursday) 14.8 million
9. THE VOICE 14.4 million
10. THE WALKING DEAD 14.3 million
To sum up; we like to watch people solve crimes, play football, sing, dance, geek out and kill zombies. As for the new fall season, here are hits and misses:
Have you seen It’s A Wonderful Life yet this year? For many folks, Christmas just isn’t Christmas without an annual viewing. Whether you have it playing in the background of your Christmas party or snuggle up with a loved one for a focused viewing, it remains a holiday classic. It also consistently ranks as one of the best films ever made. Not bad for a movie based on a greeting card. Yes, writer Philip Van Doren Stern sent out the short story The Greatest Gift as a Christmas card to his friends. One of those lucky recipients was director Frank Capra who said, “This is the story I’ve been looking for all my life.” Filming got underway in 1946 for a 1947 release. However, there is a lot more to the story. Herewith, are the fun facts about It’s A Wonderful Life that you can impress your friends with at the next viewing!
As any junior accountant will tell you, to be “in the black” is to be profitable. Thus, “Black Friday” is the day when retail stores begin to make some serious bank. Despite the Christmas lights going up at Costco in August, the day after Thanksgiving is the official start of the Christmas shopping season. As it turns out, it has always been this way. The term “Black Friday” was coined by the taxi and bus drivers in Philly as far back as 1961. Back then, those cabbies and drivers were freaking out because of all the added traffic. It really didn’t have anything to do with camping outside a store. Believe it or not, those stores had regular hours. This spending the night on the sidewalk only started within the last several years with the introduction of “door buster” deals to entice shoppers. They really do bring out the best in humanity, don’t they? (snark intended). If you want to get the most out of your Black Friday shopping pay heed to these insightful tips from iPoll:
Hello iPoll Army,
We’ve been listening intently to your questions and concerns since our launch. We know that getting credited for missions is at the top of your list. This week, we’d like to pull back the curtain on the survey process.
One of the most frequently asked questions is “Where is my survey?”
Hello iPoll Army,
Since the launch of iPoll, we have been listening intently to your questions and concerns. We know that getting credited for missions is at the top of your list. This week, we’d like to pull back the curtain on the rewards process.
We believe that you should be rewarded for sharing your opinions. Let’s take a look at the types of rewards you can earn by joining our awesome iPoll Army. Read the rest of this entry »
Hello iPoll Android Users!
We are excited to announce that our Android application has graduated to version 2.0!
Hello iPoll Army!
Since the launch of iPoll, we have been listening intently to your thoughts, questions and concerns. We know that getting credited for missions is at the top of your list – and ours! This week, we’d like to pull the curtain back on how the rewards process works. Read the rest of this entry »