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S-U-R-P-R-I-S-E !!

It seems like there’s a study for everything, and how the brain responds to unexpected surprises is among them. Researchers at Emory University and Baylor College of Medicine evaluated brain scans for activity when an unanticipated pleasurable stimuli was presented. “We find that so-called pleasure centers in the brain do not react equally to any pleasurable substance, but instead react more strongly when the pleasures are unexpected,” Emory neuroscientist Gregory Berns states. “This means that the brain finds unexpected pleasures more rewarding than expected ones.”

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February 20, 2018 / Blooms Today
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The Power of One … Color

Colors enhance our world immensely from flowers to furniture and clothing to cars, carpeting, paint, shoes and decorative accents. Green is the most abundant color for its presence in nature. The sky is blue. Clouds are various shades of white and gray. Sunsets, sunrises and rainbows produce awe-inspiring color combinations, and every season has its own spectrum of colors. While colors often complement one another, a solitary color, or monochromatic display, carries a powerful impact.

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September 27, 2017 / Blooms Today
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Time to Say I’m Sorry … with Flowers

It takes a big heart and a humble spirit to acknowledge that someone is hurt because of something you did or said ~ or did not do and did not say. Beyond working to dissolve conflict and mend hurt feelings, the apology expresses concern for the potentially aggrieved party and a sincere desire acknowledge your wrong and restore communication and connection.

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August 22, 2017 / Blooms Today
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Happiness Happens Month is Here ~ in August!

From the first cry of a newborn baby to job satisfaction, joyful family events, good health or recovery, a fun movie or receiving a bouquet of fresh flowers from bloomstoday.com, happiness happens. August is Happiness Happens Month, and the idea is to recognize happiness in one’s life. It can be a general happiness with your social network, family relationships, volunteering, living situation, pets, work, hobbies or a host of things. Or it can be but a special, happy incident, as the Italian poet and author has quipped: “We do not remember days. We remember moments.”

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August 10, 2017 / Blooms Today
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Welcome to the Neighborhood

It’s moving season, one of the most popular times for family relocation between school years. Moving across the city or the country is not complicated. You don’t need horses or covered wagons, and you won’t have to build a fire to cook your dinner. With a positive, can-do attitude, new opportunities on the horizon and a fun trip along the way, you can ignite some passion and a sense of adventure for everyone.

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July 25, 2017 / Blooms Today
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International Women’s Day (March 8): Celebrating the Many Inspiring Achievements of Women

According to the United Nations: “International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.”

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March 2, 2017 / Blooms Today
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Flower Power at Work

“Flower power” was a slogan for passive resistance in the late 1960s, but there’s no doubt that flowers themselves have power in the emotional realm. Studies have found that spirits are lifted for those who give flowers, as well as those who receive flowers. So, it’s not a great leap to believe that flowers in the workplace have a positive influence.

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February 20, 2017 / Blooms Today
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Beating the Winter Blues with Flowers

While snowfall and cold temps beckon skiers and snowboarders to the slopes and children of all ages to local hillsides for the glorious fun of gliding down snow-covered ground, others may withdraw reclusively inside. Gray winter skies and shorter days can bring on the blues to people who are prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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January 12, 2017 / Blooms Today
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Thanksgiving Social Graces for Guests

If you’re the lucky one to host Thanksgiving over this uniquely American holiday, start with your own thankfulness. Consider it a delight to serve family and friends who may come from next door or across the country. With a little planning for all ages, the day can run smoothly, fill the air with love and laughter and tummies with yummy food and drink.

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November 21, 2016 / Blooms Today
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Back-to-School Flowers: Celebrating New Beginnings

Now that the first day’s outfit has been selected and most kids have pencils, notebooks and hand sanitizer at the ready, it’s time to consider creative ways to honor parents as well as teachers. Not much is more beautiful or creative than the colorful bouquets of complementary flowers and stems from bloomstoday.com.

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August 22, 2016 / Blooms Today
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Outdoor Entertaining & Alfresco Dining

As outdoor spaces are being cleverly transformed into casual living areas, homeowners are raising the bar on furnishings and accoutrements. Once a charcoal grill, now a built-in gas range. Once a trip to the indoor kitchen and fridge, now outdoor countertops, bar sinks and mini-fridges. Once folding, web chairs, now cushioned seating with matching toss pillows. It’s easy to create a relaxing outdoor environment.

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June 29, 2016 / Blooms Today
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Photography: Flowers from Behind the Lens

Besides being some of the most alluring objects of beauty the world over, flowers are also one of the most popular images which are photographed. There are many ways to capture a gorgeous bouquet of flowers or single, perfect bloom. In the world of digital photography, the cost is minimal once you have a camera. Even a simple point-and-shoot model can produce excellence, as half the success can be measured in composition, flower subject and lighting.

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May 10, 2016 / Blooms Today
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Flowers in Your Home and Office Decor

Surely some creative cave woman carved flowers on her rock walls. If we cannot always have fresh flowers on our desk or table or nightstand, then we can enjoy the beauty – if without the fragrance – in interior decor that ranges from wallpapers, tiles, curtains and rugs to pillows, art and tapestries.

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April 25, 2016 / Blooms Today
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I Love You … in 12 words or less!

There are creative ways to say I Love You and express friendship, devotion and everlasting love in a dozen words or less. Actions may speak louder than words — after all, that is why you have ordered bloomstoday.com romantic flowers in the first place! But you can extend your sentiment with a few well-chosen words. Here are three dozen ways to use 12 words or less.

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February 9, 2016 / Blooms Today
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Why You Should Surprise Her with Flowers

It is no secret that flowers are a great gift for girlfriends, fiancés, and wives. Many men will order flowers for birthdays, anniversaries, and Mother’s Day, and what could be better than receiving flowers on those special days?

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August 15, 2014 / Blooms Today
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