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If You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’, You’ve Got Less Than Three Days to Find It
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I’m at the stage of life where duty and responsibility trump romance most of the time.  My husband and I both work and we have three kids under the age of six.  And we have no family in town, so finding a babysitter for Valentine’s Day weekend is a bit of a challenge.

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Happy Holidays from UPS
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Around the world, logistics delivers joy.

We thank you for choosing UPS to help spread the joy around the world or across town.

We wish you and your loved ones a happy, safe, and joyful holiday season.

Cut to the Chase: 2012 Pain in the (Supply) Chain Survey
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E-mail is a funny thing.  The cadence of my workday is set by it, and I have made a game out of getting things out of my inbox as soon as possible.  I prefer to leave at the end of the day with less than 100 e-mails in my inbox, because I treat it as my to-do list.

A project manager with whom I frequently work (and subsequently send a lot of detailed e-mails to) finally just came right out with it: “I’m a scanner.  If you want me to read something, don’t put a lot of text in it.  Just bullet it out for me.”

So, for all you scanners out there, here’s a high-level look at what we found out from our fifth annual Pain in the (Supply) Chain survey.

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UPS Road Code: Bringing Safe Driving to Indianapolis (Video)
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The summer before I turned 16, I took the driver’s ed class at my high school.  I remember being in a classroom and then driving with a teacher in the parking lot, but I don’t remember much else.  Back then I didn’t have the distraction of a cell phone (I’m showing my age here), but I still managed to get my first ticket when I was 15 (I had my learner’s permit, and was with my mom coming home from the grocery store). 

Nowadays, there are some really cool ways to use technology to impart wisdom before you get behind the wheel.  UPS Road Code is an interactive program that incorporates the safe driving techniques used by our drivers across the world and allows students to get behind the wheel of a virtual driving simulator. 

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Lee Westwood talks about The Open Championship: Video
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I grew up around the game of golf – driving the cart around the course, holding the flag so that my parents could sink in a putt, and doing the math to tell my mom how well (or poorly) she was doing.

Much to my father’s chagrin, I never picked up the sport.  I found it very frustrating to be precise when hitting such a little ball.  Hand/eye coordination has never been my strong suit.

Our ambassadors Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen, and Jeev Milkha Singh will be teeing off today at The Open Championship and we wish them the best of luck.  Bring home that Claret Jug!

Watch below to hear Lee talk about this tournament.

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Video: The 3 Parts of Sustainable Packaging
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This week out in San Diego, California, our Senior Manager of Sustainability Solutions, Arnold Barlow, will be speaking at the Sustainable Brands conference.  It’s a gathering of people from large corporations as well as start-ups to discuss forward-thinking ideas about improving the future. 

Arnold will be talking about “Innovations in Sustainable Packaging”. We caught up with Arnold before he headed out to California to talk about our Eco Responsible Packaging Program.  He explains the three elements of sustainable packaging: damage prevention, cube optimization (product to package ratio), and materials selection.

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8 Tips from UPSers for World Environment Day
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In honor of World Environment Day today, UPSers from across the globe have some suggestions on becoming more aware of our impact on the environment:

1. Buy dish and hand soap in bulk, and use a reusable container (suggested by Deborah, Canada)

2. Recycle at home and at work (suggested by Jessica, United States)

3. Wash clothes on cold, and hang laundry to dry (suggested by Alina, Europe)

4. Buy organic, buy local, grow your own produce, and support sustainable businesses (suggested by Jenna, United States)

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Updates on ups.com Can Help Simplify a Busy Day

What's New at UPS.comBeing a mom of three young kids, I always have a “To Do” list that’s a million miles long. I went to a workshop recently that encouraged making a “Not To Do” list to help reduce stress and create more time in the day. 

In that spirit, here’s a list of things not to do, thanks to the latest updates on ups.com. 

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What’s New at ups.com

I confess that I’m a huge fan of routines – with three kids under three, anything out of the ordinary throws a kink in our day.  But change can be good.  Like some of the new features at the UPS website.

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