Mackler Associates is very saddened to announce the passing of their founder, Leona Mackler, Ph.D. Dr. Mackler never let her medical struggles get in the way of her characteristic determination, strength, or humor. Even up until the very end, she continued to have a positive and feisty attitude.


She knew her entire life that education was the only career path that suited her. From the beginning, when she began teaching for the St. Louis Public School system, her colleagues recognized her extraordinary abilities. She was promoted on numerous accounts in just a short time frame, from principal to deputy superintendent, where she performed tasks such as restructuring the curriculum in the classroom and helping aid the process of desegregation.


When St. Louis ACT and SAT Test Prep firm Mackler Associates was founded in 1982, Dr. Mackler was able to embrace her one on one interaction with students again. She started off conducting tutoring sessions from the space of her own home, which helped her build a business whose central ideas focused on customized and individual focus through tutoring, test preparation and mentoring services. Dr. Mackler wanted her legacy to be the successful journeys through life of all of the students that she taught, inspiring them that with dedication and a positive attitude, all of their unimaginable dreams could come true.

Advertising used to be restricted to magazine ads, flyers, and radio scripts but you can now advertise on a coffee sleeve or custom coaster.  These are rapidly becoming the new way to deliver a message because coasters are a way to reach a specific target market and buying coffee in the morning is extremely popular.  As a matter of fact, U.S. coffee shops combine for a total revenue of $10 billion per year.

Coffee is also one of the most common drinks to facilitate a date or a networking meeting.  These can be some of the better times to send a message with a custom coffee sleeve advertisement.  One of the other drinks found at a date or after-hours work meeting is beer.  You’ll find that breweries have started to adapt to the idea of custom coasters.  At first, it seems as if a bar or restaurant wouldn’t need to advertise to someone who is already using a product or service, but this is actually the perfect time to send a message with an advertisement on a custom coaster.  Every time the customer lifts their drink their coaster becomes visible and they can be reminded of upcoming events at that particular location.  Establishments might also use custom coasters to encourage patrons to try new products.

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Alarming House Fire Stats and How to Prepare for a House Fire

Homeownership comes with a lot of responsibilities.  From upkeep to mortgage payments, owning a home has its benefits but comes with a lot of stress.  Additionally, owning a home comes with the threat of a house fire.  House fires not only lead to casualties but also $16.7 billion in damage as a direct result of a fire.  Here are the startling facts and statistics of house fires in the United States.  All data comes from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Number of House Fires, Casualties

Each year there are a reported 358,300 house structure fires creating $16.7 billion in damage.  3/4 of all structure fires are house fires and 93% of fire related deaths are from house fires.  12,720 civilian injuries result from house fires while 2,560 deaths result from house fires.  The number one cause of house fires is cooking equipment while smoking causes the most deaths in house fires.

Smoking is the #1 killer in house fires

Smoke Detectors and Fire Extinguishers

Smoke alarms save lives.  The NFPA found that when smoke detectors are not found within homes, people die.

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