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Few things in life are more terrifying than feeling like you're on your own. So we wondered what it would take to stay sane, and test our survival skills in paradise.
  1. Sunblock
    While we'd all cherish taking in the extra vitamin D, it's safe to say we don't want Melanoma to become our new forever friend.
  2. A Knife
    Harsh, maybe. But all too necessary. We'll have to fight off those unknown species somehow.
  3. Companionship
    Even if it's a volleyball named Wilson, we know we'll need something to convince ourselves we aren't going bananas (literally!)
  4. Yoga Mat
    If we're on some beach somewhere, at least we know we'll have time for R&R. What better way to stay centered than meditating among the crashing waves?
While Spring Break has come and gone, we'd still like to take a moment to dream about the destinations we might visit, will probably never visit, or have made it a #lifegoal to visit. Some near, some far, yet each of these places are dear to our hearts.
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    NYC...in the 1920's. Totally unfeasible, but it would be awesome. We'd transport ourselves back through time just to meet some of the literary greats and have a chance to sport flapper style!
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    London. Where the Big Ben calls home and we share a name. Why wouldn't we love this iconic city?
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    Kauai. One word: Hawaii. Oh and, hang loose. That's enough said.
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Like any workplace, people say the darnedest things. Here at BMDG, we've overheard a few good conversations that make us chuckle, and routine phrases that make our culture...unique (but ultimately awesome!)
  1. "You might have to do a triple reset on that thing"
  2. "F no. Delete that S"
  3. "Grape is my favorite"
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Baby, it's cold outside...but hopefully not for long! We anticipate spring to come around the corner, yet it's still a bit chilly. The following are a few ways we stay warm and block the winter blues.
  1. Watching Pacers games, reading, playing wii, reading, reading, Netflix, and more Netflix...
  2. Darkness. Dark beers. Dark liquors. Dark chocolate. Dark clothing. Dark souls. Dark game. Dark Harry Styles fan fiction. Dark memes about Google. Google search auto complete.
  3. Occasional sunny afternoons, way too much TV, visits with grand kids, Super Bowl parties (and leftovers), Fat Tuesday, Taco Tuesday, and tax refund amounts
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At BMDG, we have a weekly tradition. It's soup and salad Thursdays! Our team gathers for the lunch hour once a week to share a delicious fare of home cooked and slow cooked soups and salads. We'd like share some of the reasons why our staff enjoys this time, and give you a glimpse of our awesome agency culture.
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    "This is a neat tradition. Not only do we get to enjoy some really good food, but it's a chance to get to know our co-workers better. It's been a great opportunity to try out some soups and other dishes I've not come across before."
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    "The assortment of hot chocolate and delectable soups is definitely a huge draw, but the chance to mingle with co-workers in a casual and comfortable atmosphere is what I most enjoy. I get to talk to people I don't see everyday, and catch up a bit with my immediate co-workers - aka the inhabitants of the Writer's Block."
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    "It saves me time...I don't have to worry about packing a lunch!"
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We've compiled a few of the books that inspired, guided, and intrigued us in 2015. Take a look and see if you you'd like to read through one in 2016!
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    Necessary Endings by Dr. Henry Cloud
    "Early last year, I was running my own business but knew I'd hit a wall. I was doing the same things over and over again. I wasn't growing or improving and needed to make a change. This helped me recognize that it was time to make a career change of my own ( which resulted in me returning to work at BMDG!)"
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    House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
    "The first 250 pages of this novel are all character development, making it the kind of read that seems slow, but at the same time you want to stick with it because it's drawing you in. But wow, once the plot and action kick in, it's non stop chaos, leading to a payoff that's shocking and strangely satisfying for the reader."
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    The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
    "I enjoyed how the book shows that people's lives don't always turn out the way they want them to. And that's not necessarily a bad thing- if we can come to grips with the fact that not everyone is special or talented at something. Accepting yourself how you actually are (instead of always thinking about what could be or what you missed out on) is where you find happiness."
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Need help with last minute gifting? We've got you covered. Take a look at some of our beloved retailers and options to complete your seasonal shopping list.
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    Gift Cards
    Often reserved for those we're not close to and know little about. Yet, sometimes, we buy them out of convienance and believe the receiver will enjoy picking out a gift all their own. It's debatable. But, out of ease and all-around favorability, gift cards are a go-to.
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    Barnes & Noble
    Who wouldn't want the latest New York Times best seller, or even one of those fancy "adult" coloring books? The mega bookstore offers exceptional gift giving for bookworms, journalists, designers, and precious little ones in our lives.
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    Oh the joys of e-commerce. Mostly suited for tech lovers or objects not sold in stores, we love this site because it truly does offer amazing variety. For those of us that are introverted, it's the optimal way of avoiding the masses. From trend lists to toys, we find shopping can easily be one and done.
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At Britton, there are some words we'd just rather not use, or feel are quite abused. Take a look...
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    MAUVE
    The color purple shouldn't be devalued by such a word as this. Quite frankly, we think it's too boring. We'd prefer Lavender or Magenta. They roll off the tongue and sound a bit prettier...but that's just us.
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    APP
    "It's just an app." "There's an app for that." We get sick of hearing this. We love apps and we love this app! Yet, the word has become so exhausted. It's not pretty or fun. It's just a lazy way of nicknaming "application"-which makes us like it even less.
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    BEIGE
    We rate this worse than Mauve. People keep saying, "Beige doesn't have to be boring." Well, it is. The word is boring to say. It's the most depressing way to describe the color tan, or any neutral for that matter.
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