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Do Brick-and-Mortar Stores Really Need An Online Presence?

The short answer? Yes.

The reach of the internet is so enormous it's difficult to truly comprehend. To give you an idea, here are two statistics that may put things into perspective:
There was an average of 3.5 billion Google searches every day in 20181As of year's end 2018, there were 7.6 billion people in the world2 This means that every day, there were almost as many searches as half of the world's population. People spend a lot of time on the internet.

That's why it's so vital that businesses have an online presence. I'm not referring to selling online (although I'll make a case for that as well). Businesses often overlook one of the largest decision-making factors when people make a purchase: information.
Being Found in The Age of Information Author Arthur C. Clarke said, "getting information from the internet is like getting a glass of water from Niagra Falls." He's not incorrect - when I was writing this post, I Googled "internet in…
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The Internet’s Farmers Market: 3 Reasons to Join an Online Marketplace

Anyone who has been to a Farmers Market knows why they’re popular. There’s something unique about finding specialty items, discovering products you didn’t know existed, and exploring the astronomical number of items sold in one place. Their growth (a 79%1 increase over a 10 year period) shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, when was the last time anyone saw a lone stand selling artisanal honey? Such a stand would be difficult to generate awareness and inspire turnout, not to mention ensuring all the paperwork was in place and the structures were set up correctly.

Now imagine our artisanal honey seller wants to sell online. Instead of deciding whether to sell at a stand or a farmers market, they have to decide between an independent website and joining a marketplace. When making this decision, there are many factors that have a large impact but aren’t immediately obvious. Having a mobile-compatible platform, the marketing reach to attract people, and the technical know-how to implem…

The Retail Apocalypse is Here. Make Sure You're Not Next.

Within 48 hours, four major changes have announced that between them, about 500 stores are closing. As of February 2019, more than 4,300 store closures have been announced for this year alone. The so-called “retail apocalypse” is here; make sure your store isn’t next. 
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One Town's 100-Year Grudge

The 100-Year War usually refers to a European war that lasted from 1337 to 1453. You may notice that the war technically went for 116 years, but “The 116-Year War” doesn’t sound as catchy. However, there was a European war that actually lasted 100 years: The Franco-Lijarian war.
Haven’t heard of Lijar? That’s because it’s a tiny municipality in Spain. And when I say tiny, I mean it: the 2005 census showed a population of exactly 500 people. To put that in perspective, in 2005 France had 62.7 million inhabitants.

That didn’t stop Lijar from declaring war with France in 1883. Alfonso XII, who was the King of Spain at the time, was visiting France when a mob of Parisians started screaming insults at him. The mayor of Lijar could not stand by and let the King be “offended in the most cowardly fashion by miserable hordes of the French nation” and when he proposed war at the village council meeting, there was unanimous agreement. They even informed the Spanish and French governments of thei…

Did You Inherit Any of These Mutations?

Do you like the taste of cilantro, or is eating it like washing your mouth out with soap? Can you not wake up in the morning without a cup of coffee, or do you prefer tea? Does looking at the sun make you squint, or sneeze?

As it turns out, all of those things are influenced by your genes. Passed down through your family, your genes are part of what makes you who you are, and are responsible for a lot of differences between humans. Mutations have caused changes in humans as mundane as creating new eye colors - if your eyes aren’t brown, you’re a mutant! These mutations are also passed down through families, which is why if your mother and father both had red hair, you probably do too.

Those probably won’t qualify you for joining the X-men. There are some mutations, though, which are rarer and produce some very abnormal (and sometimes very useful) traits! Let’s talk about some about some of the most interesting mutations we’ve discovered:
Literally Unbreakable Do you have relatives wit…

Bodaty - Perceive, Learn, Awaken

Who We Are At Bodaty, our goal is to change the world for the better. We believe that the way to do that is by disrupting the status quo through cutting-edge technologies. We are constantly striving for innovation, improvement, and invention to make your life, and the world, better.

When we are looking to create a product or provide a service, we ask ourselves two questions:
Are we creating cutting edge technology?Are we applying that technology to solve a pressing need in the world? If the answer to both of those questions is yes, then we’ll be there.

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7 Fascinating Historical Mistakes

Everybody makes mistakes. Most of the time they're fixable, but sometimes they can result in governments falling! From space explorations to the Berlin Wall, let’s look at some of the ways one small mistake has had a big impact.
Tear Down That Wall! To outsiders, the fall of the Berlin Wall seemed rather sudden. That’s because it kind of was.
Gunter Schabowski was an East German official. In 1989, he gave a press conference to international reporters and was handed a last-minute addition saying that East Germans were now allowed to apply for permission to travel abroad. However, Schabowski didn’t have time to practice the announcement (he was actually reading it for the first time himself when he presented it) and made it sound like East Germany was going to start allowing their citizens to emigrate. When asked what the rules were to apply, he couldn’t find the papers listing the rules since the announcement was so last-minute. He was overwhelmed as he was asked difficult and in-d…