Happy Slurpee Day!

Luckily for those of us in the D.C. studio, there’s a 7-11 a few blocks down the road. So on this extremely special holiday of 7/11, we partook in an 11-year old tradition: Free Slurpee Day. Every year now, on July 11th (or November 7th for those metric-minded folk around the world), 7-11 gives out free 7.11 ounce Slurpees. The cool slushy drinks are in smaller than normal cups, sure, but who’s complaining about a free refreshment on a hot day?

Slurpee’s are a 7-11 trademark, and the interactive infographic below from Visual.ly shows the history of the brain-freeze inducing beverage. So learn the backstory, head out and grab a free taste of a cold treat.

 

Sundae Funday

Everyone loves an ice cream sundae, especially when the temperatures outside are up in the 90s. We were surprised this morning at the D.C. studio by a gift from our friends at Windows Catering, a whole kit of ice cream toppings and cones. With one tub of chocolate and another of vanilla, we were set for an afternoon snack. Continue reading Sundae Funday

Spend too much time at your desk? An app is here to help!

Swimsuit season is rapidly approaching… are you ready? According to this article from yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, there’s a good chance your answer is no. New government data revealed that Americans are more sedentary than ever — lazy folks and fitness junkies alike! This sedentary upswing suggests that an alarmingly few individuals achieve the daily 10,000 steps recommended by the American Heart Association. So how do we reverse this troubling trend? You guessed it, there’s an app for that. Meet: Fitbit.

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Pantone. It’s What’s for Dinner.

At Maga, we utilize Pantone colors in what often seems like an infinite number of ways — throughout the development of style guides, inspiration for design, as a method for ensuring consistency or to facilitate the communication of certain elements. As a result, I was excited to stumble across yet another use of the famous color system: the development of Pantone recipes.

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