Smooth Segue Into Summer

Summer is officially here, as evidenced by the $1.5B spent on meat and seafood over Memorial Day weekend. How will you make the most of your time between now and Labor Day? Are you trying to keep your kids entertained? Just hoping to stay focused at work until your next holiday or vacation trip? Needing to figure out a gift for your nephew who just graduated from college to cement your coolest relative status? Regardless of which camp you’re in, we present to your here several tips to stay on track when the days are longer and your spreadsheet mojo could use a jolt of caffeine.

For keeping kids of all ages entertained (without just sending them out into the back yard with your smartphone or tablet), there are tons of great ideas on the interwebs, from backyard camping (personally, I would make an exception for the stargazing app on my phone) to old school activities like water balloon fights, sidewalk chalk, and lemonade stands.

As for keeping your cool at work when the mercury rises but the indoor a/c is cold enough to double as a meat locker? Dress in layers, stay hydrated, and check out this list of other ways to stay focused, especially resisting the temptation to obsessively check social media.


Speaking of social media, many marketers who spend all of their work time online find that implementing tech-free or tech-light opportunities help recharge their batteries offline. But you need not be on the verge of an IPO to need a digital detox, and many similar concepts are popping up all across the U.S., even tech-free adult summer camps. Sign us up!

When you finally do hit the road, check out this list of nine accessories to help you work remote and stay connected to your office “just in case.”

As for those graduation gifts (don’t even get us started on Father’s Day!), according to the National Retail Federation, graduation spending is expected to reach $5.2 billion this summer, with cash and greeting cards the top gifts, so simplify your to-do list and just send a card with cash or gift card.

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