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2016 - A Look Back

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2016 - A Look Back

2016 was a whirlwind of a year, and we had our own momentous events throughout.  One of the highlights of the year was the launching of our very own blog right here, and we couldn't be more excited to see where this year of 2017 will take us. Before we start the next step, however, we wanted to take a look back on our blog posts. In this list, we look at some of the more popular topics, occurrences, and studies that we went over since our launch back in September 2016.     The Top 5 Animals that Make...

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Why Plush Can Make a Great Last Minute Gift!

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Why Plush Can Make a Great Last Minute Gift!

No one means to procrastinate. It just ends up happening… right? Either way, it is never good to be in a situation where you’re rushing last minute to buy a gift for that birthday party, office white elephant, or family gift exchange that you've been ignoring for quite some time now. It can be extremely irritating, as you just can’t think of a type of gift that would work.   Enter the fluffy solution to your self-inflicted dilemma.   A plush can be a great gift for almost anyone for two major reasons: Their cuteness and their utility.   Cuteness If someone...

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Why Do We Want to Tear Apart Things We Find Cute and Adorable?

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Why Do We Want to Tear Apart Things We Find Cute and Adorable?

  We have all been there at some time or another. Everyone is smiling and saying “aw” at photos of an adorable little baby when someone says something like this: “I just want to RIP HIS LITTLE CHEEKS OFF!” “I could just EAT HIM WHOLE!” “I just want to hug and CRUSH HIM!” Everyone then turns and stares at that person in horror for giving voice to the thought that had been dwelling in each of their minds. Despite what you may think, it is actually somewhat common for people to be beset with sudden violent and explosive urges when they...

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The Top 5 Animals That Make The Best Plush Buddies

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The Top 5 Animals That Make The Best Plush Buddies

If you had a doll when you were younger, chances are it was most likely some kind of animal. After all, animals are some of the most popular types of plush today, and have been for decades. Yet which type of animal makes the best doll companion? Is it simply due to preference, or is there an objectively better option? If you were to buy a plush for a child today, what would be the superior choice? It is impossible to ask any individual person this, as they will most likely simply state the animal friend that they grew up...

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