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Jerry Nelson
Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson

World

Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist. American by birth and now based in South America, Jerry covers social justice issues globally... view profile

Richard Cox
Richard Cox

Richard Cox

Business

Richard Cox is a university teacher in international trade and finance. .. view profile

Barry Bassis
Barry Bassis

Barry Bassis

Arts & Culture

Barry has been a music, theater and travel writer for over a decade for various publications. .. view profile

Samantha Millers
Samantha Millers

Samantha Millers

Life

Samantha Millers is a freelance writer from Brooklyn. .. view profile

Tommy Wyher
Tommy Wyher

Tommy Wyher

Business

Tommy is a native of the great state of Florida and has been a part of numerous startups, some successful and some not so much... view profile

John Christopher Fine
John Christopher Fine

John Christopher Fine

Life

is a marine biologist with two doctoral degrees, has authored 24 books, including award-winning books dealing with ocean pollution... view profile

Deborah Asseraf
Deborah Asseraf

Deborah Asseraf

Business

Deborah Asseraf is founder & CEO of Popcorn Productions, a company that explodes awareness for businesses through highly tailored campaigns. .. view profile

Cathy Hobbs
Cathy Hobbs

Cathy Hobbs

Life

As a nationally known interior design, real estate styling and home staging expert, Cathy Hobbs shares tips and insight relating to all aspects of the home... view profile

Dennis Adonis
Dennis Adonis

Dennis Adonis

News

Dennis Adonis is a Contributing Writer on Information Technology at The Epoch Times, Yahoo.com, Huffington Post, and CNN. He is also the Author of 19 books... view profile

Janet Walters Levite
Janet Walters Levite

Janet Walters Levite

Entertainment

is an Optioned Screenwriter and Film Crtiic / Entertainment Writer for The Guardian Liberty Voice. She resides in New York City... view profile

June Rousso
June Rousso

June Rousso

Health

June Rousso, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and holistic health counselor in N.Y.C. with a focus on dietary and lifestyle changes to support health. .. view profile

Martha Rosenberg
Martha Rosenberg

Martha Rosenberg

Health

Martha is a Chicago-based health writer and author of the expose "Born with a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health." .. view profile

Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.
Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.

Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.

Opinion

Currently a Licensed Water Resources Civil Engineer in NJ, Carol has also been a political blogger in NJ since 2007, after being elected Councilwoman in 2006. .. view profile

Chris Grasso
Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

Life

Chris is a freelance writer who lives in Florida and loves the sunshine... view profile

Bianca Silva
Bianca Silva

Bianca Silva

Entertainment

Recent grad, music journalist, music lover. .. view profile






  • Facebook introduces new app called rooms

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    These days the largest social network has been hard at work releasing new products. With an astounding 864 million daily active users (DAU) the company has plenty of data it can collect and use it to develop new ventures.  According to a 9to5mac.com report published Oct.23, 2014 the newest app is an attempt by the …

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  • Witches’ Familiars, Spirit Guardians and Demons

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    The folk lore of the wicked witch and her diabolical familiar is a well-known and often repeated tale. When the seasons change and the nights get long it’s not uncommon to see images and symbols of a dark-cloaked witch with an evil black cat or toad at her side. This is a fantastic archetype of

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  • Center for gambling studies conducts comprehensive analysis on betting

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    The online gambling activity for some time has become a multi-billion dollar industry. And for that reason trying to legalize it represents a lot of challenges. Nevertheless, huge taxing opportunities can be leveraged along with the ability to create new businesses in this sector.

    According to the Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers will be …

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  • David Troast and the Board of Bath Community Hospitals Are the 1%

    In the hit show, Green Acres, Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor portrayed a couple who move from New York City to a rural county. The plot line of the show usually consisted of Albert’s character’s attempts to fit in and his constant failure to be “one of the locals.”

    It was a story about the …

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  • What is Happening with Guantanamo Detainees

    There have been some startling reports in the past few days regarding recidivism among former Guantanamo Bay detainees.  Fox News reports that the Pentagon acknowledges between 20-30 former detainees fighting alongside extremists in Syria and there could be up to as many as 180 formers detainees fighting in total.  The report also indicates that 620 …

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  • Why is creative writing so important to humanity?

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    The need for excellent writing skills starts in the initial school years

    Most school careers will start with a process where the student is taught to write as effectively as possible. Without sufficient writing skills that young student will be unable to exhibit his level of understanding regarding the things about which they are being …

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  • Effective essay writing can be a challenge

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    The many uses essay writing

    We live in a world where our educational systems and many other elements within society require a significant level of skill in writing essays. This is something which are used literally hundreds of times during the normal school education process and it does not stop there because once you …

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  • For Jason Paret It Is Dejavu All Over Again

     

    A hospital CEO’s tenure is marked by acrimonious dealings with the community and experiences “differences” with staff physicians. The hospital Union President says that the CEO’s departure will make the 25-bed hospital a friendlier, more approachable atmosphere.

    Nope. It’s not Bath Community Hospital’s CEO, Jason Paret. But he was close by.

    When Carolyn Riley …

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  • The Benefits of Exercise and Risks of Over Exercising

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    There is no doubt that exercise can have many health benefits. It appears that we can build muscle strength and stamina at any age by starting slowly and setting realistic goals for ourselves. Being sedentary is a major culprit in developing illnesses, especially as we grow older.

    Movement by itself helps to circulate lymph, which …

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  • Why Carnegie Still Matters

    Andrew Carnegie. by F Luis Mora. 1919.

    Although a great man who lost his path by giving away 90% of his wealth away needlessly to people who had not put in a day of work in order to actually merit it, Carnegie was undoubtedly a person whose life and times still plays an absolutely decisive example of a tough grind type of …

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  • The Rise of Online Gambling and Its Future in the United States

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    For millennia, gambling has provided a rush that most other experiences can’t duplicate. In recent years, gambling has come to be associated with an experience. When you talk about casinos, you are more apt to associate them with flashing neon lights, the Vegas Strip, a cloud of swirling cigarette smoke, and a cacophony of bells …

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  • Beauty tips and skin care advice

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    Avoid excessive sunburn damage

    Beauty care has always been a hot topic especially among females but in the last couple of decades males are becoming increasingly interested in new ways to improve their own appearance. There are today many healthcare and beauty therapists and other such specialists who are continually providing people with advice on …

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  • Homestead Hotel May Be Threatened by Actions of Bath Community Hospital

    The world famous Homestead Hotel in Hot Springs, Virginia in the United States is starting to set up and take notice of a problem created by the Board of Directors and CEO at the rurual community’s small, 25 bed, hospital.

    The uproar, sparked by the forced termination of a long-time phsyciaisn, Jim Redington, has placed …

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  • Think You’re a Networking Pro? Take This TRICKY Challenge

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    Happy Halloween! There is nothing like a jolly (and morbid) national holiday to get people smiling, not entirely due to a sugar rush. The Fall is in full swing and so (hopefully) are your sales. You were able to sign a few contracts, set up your CRM system, gained some referrals and even connected a …

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  • Create an Online Dating Profile that Actually gets you the Dates You Want

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    If you have tried online dating, and found that you weren’t nearly as successful as you had hoped, don’t give up. It could simply be that your profile wasn’t up to par. For instance, if you are looking for a person to spend your life with, using such websites as Millionaire Match, you don’t want …

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  • Mavericks at the Gold Dust

    Mavericks Restaurant is located on the second floor of Gold Dust Casino. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    Texas Rancher Sam Maverick didn’t brand his cattle. Cowpunchers took to calling them Mavericks. If you want good grub put your branding iron on Mavericks Restaurant above Deadwood, South Dakota’s Gold Dust Casino. The town has been tamed, mostly. Gold made Deadwood famous. The Wild West of 1875, in the Black Hills, when thousands of …

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  • Genesis Diamonds Talks Diamond Grading

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    Everyone knows diamonds are a woman’s best friend. But, for most consumers, their knowledge ends there. Given the importance of diamond purchases–both emotionally and monetarily–it is important that consumers know what they are getting into before making that big purchase. One of the factors in determining the price of a diamond is its quality, which …

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  • Assessing the Anti-Islamic State Efforts Thus Far

    The United States has been militarily striking the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) for roughly three months.  It is just over one month, though, since the United States and their unlikely Arab coalition partners began hitting IS targets inside Syria.  Officials are adamant that the coalition efforts are succeeding thus far, though US and coalition …

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  • The Banning of E-Cigarettes In London and New York

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    E-cigarettes have taken the world by storm in the recent years helping many people to quell their cigarette habit. Laws took a while to catch up with the times and now there are some cities that are banning vaping in certain public places. There have been studies on the actual risk of vaping around others …

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  • “American Showstoppers” Highlights the Songs of Cy Coleman

    Photo by Kevin Yatarola

    When you think “showstoppers,” lower Manhattan doesn’t usually come to mind. You have to re-think that position in light of the “American Showstoppers” series at Schimmel Center (3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold St.; (866) 811-4111) at Pace University. The latest installment was “An Evening of Cy Coleman,” featuring the Fred Barton Orchestra …

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  • Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    fruit basket

    By Deborah Asseraf

    So you’ve got your drill down, on your client’s birthdays (or their kid’s birthday depending on how savvy you are) you ship off a basket of fruit, bottle of wine or a table book. A gift so bland that whether you were sending it to someone you’ve met yesterday or your cousin …

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  • How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

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    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

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  • Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

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    Originating in China and Japan, paper lanterns are often associated with celebration. They are usually made out of thin, brightly colored paper and bamboo or a collapsable metal frame, with a bulb or a candle placed inside, resulting in a beautiful glow!

    During the Chinese New Year, thousands of paper lanterns are lit to welcome …

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  • OO-Tray Restaurant: Unconventional But Delicious

    OO-TRAY Restaurant in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The name derives from a French word, spelled phonetically, that means different. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    “The food we serve is different. It’s all about having fun,” Yoel Sanchez said. He was born in Matanzas, Cuba. His family moved to Miami, Florida in 1991, then to the Keys in 1998, where Yoel attended high school. He worked in restaurants to earn money. Yoel’s father is in the stone crab and lobster …

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  • Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    Lawsuit: Acts of God Forseeable

    In what promises to be a landmark court case, Farmers Insurance Co. has filed a class action lawsuit against some 200 communities in the Chicago Area. Farmers at the heart of its argument is claiming that local governments know or should have known the rise in global temperatures would result in heavier rains. Local governments, …

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  • Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    fruit basket

    By Deborah Asseraf

    So you’ve got your drill down, on your client’s birthdays (or their kid’s birthday depending on how savvy you are) you ship off a basket of fruit, bottle of wine or a table book. A gift so bland that whether you were sending it to someone you’ve met yesterday or your cousin …

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  • How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    sports

    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

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  • Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

    lanterns4

    Originating in China and Japan, paper lanterns are often associated with celebration. They are usually made out of thin, brightly colored paper and bamboo or a collapsable metal frame, with a bulb or a candle placed inside, resulting in a beautiful glow!

    During the Chinese New Year, thousands of paper lanterns are lit to welcome …

    Read More

  • OO-Tray Restaurant: Unconventional But Delicious

    OO-TRAY Restaurant in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The name derives from a French word, spelled phonetically, that means different. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    “The food we serve is different. It’s all about having fun,” Yoel Sanchez said. He was born in Matanzas, Cuba. His family moved to Miami, Florida in 1991, then to the Keys in 1998, where Yoel attended high school. He worked in restaurants to earn money. Yoel’s father is in the stone crab and lobster …

    Read More

  • Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    Lawsuit: Acts of God Forseeable

    In what promises to be a landmark court case, Farmers Insurance Co. has filed a class action lawsuit against some 200 communities in the Chicago Area. Farmers at the heart of its argument is claiming that local governments know or should have known the rise in global temperatures would result in heavier rains. Local governments, …

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  • 30 Years Of Nobel Peace Prize To Solidarnosc and Walesa Whose Dream Has Yet To Be Fulfilled

     Mr Zenon Kwoka, Interfactory Strike Committee, assists Solidarnosc leader Lech Walesa carried by the Gdansk shipyard workers in August of 1980. / Photo Courtesy of Mr. Zenon Kwoka/ Private Archives

     

    Exactly thirty years ago this month Lech Walesa, leader of the Solidarnosc movement, won the Nobel Peace Prize. In fact, it was the Nobel …

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  • World Cries for Personalism Not Capitalism

    The high rate of prolonged unemployment is a symptom not an essence of the problem, which will lead to civilizational failure. Personalism, which is based on new economic paradigm is an answer. 

    Dr. Norman Bailey belongs to a small group of economists, who warned against the current financial crisis. He does not argue that the …

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  • Ladies And Gentleman, Whoever Among You Heard About Judge Clark?

     Photo: “Nobody else helped the President so much to change the history by breaking the Evil Empire like Judge Clark”
    Judge Clark (in the middle) next to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger talking to President at the White House. December 1983. (Courtesy of Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)

     

    The closest friend of President Ronald Reagan, …

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  • Not As Good As Dongding Oolong

    Back in the days, in Hong Kong, I used to have weekly tea sessions with Mr. Liu.

    In one of our first sessions, I brewed him a Taiwanese Oolong called Dongding Oolong, which he really, really liked. I can’t remember how he described it at that time, but he was so elated by it that …

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  • The Unfathomable Pu-erh

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    “Pu-erh” tea is the classical music of tea. It has depth, complexity, purity, and a spiritual dimension. It is one of the few things that actually gets better with time, as it evolves rather than decays. Long-term stored Pu-erh can increase in value multiple times and is called a drinkable antique. And it surely tastes …

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  • Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    fruit basket

    By Deborah Asseraf

    So you’ve got your drill down, on your client’s birthdays (or their kid’s birthday depending on how savvy you are) you ship off a basket of fruit, bottle of wine or a table book. A gift so bland that whether you were sending it to someone you’ve met yesterday or your cousin …

    Read More

  • How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    sports

    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

    Read More

  • Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

    lanterns4

    Originating in China and Japan, paper lanterns are often associated with celebration. They are usually made out of thin, brightly colored paper and bamboo or a collapsable metal frame, with a bulb or a candle placed inside, resulting in a beautiful glow!

    During the Chinese New Year, thousands of paper lanterns are lit to welcome …

    Read More

  • OO-Tray Restaurant: Unconventional But Delicious

    OO-TRAY Restaurant in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The name derives from a French word, spelled phonetically, that means different. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    “The food we serve is different. It’s all about having fun,” Yoel Sanchez said. He was born in Matanzas, Cuba. His family moved to Miami, Florida in 1991, then to the Keys in 1998, where Yoel attended high school. He worked in restaurants to earn money. Yoel’s father is in the stone crab and lobster …

    Read More

  • Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    Lawsuit: Acts of God Forseeable

    In what promises to be a landmark court case, Farmers Insurance Co. has filed a class action lawsuit against some 200 communities in the Chicago Area. Farmers at the heart of its argument is claiming that local governments know or should have known the rise in global temperatures would result in heavier rains. Local governments, …

    Read More

  • Back to School: Fun Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

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    Packing lunch for your kids is a good way to make sure they’re getting something they like and something that’s healthy for them. Yes, school lunch programs have made progress. But some schools are still very much lacking in their food’s nutritional value. Plus, it is often much cheaper to make your own. 

    The downfall …

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  • Thinking Clearer – How to Improve Your Brain Function

    According to the popular idea, we only use about 10% of brain functionality. Most neuroscientists say it is an exaggeration, but one thing can be said for sure: the majority of people really don’t use their brains to the best of their abilities, never reaching the state of complete clarity that should be, more or …

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  • The Best Online Courses You May Benefit from

    Although distance education receives some criticism from more conservative educators, nobody can argue that in combination with modern technology it creates possibilities that were unthinkable even a couple of decades ago. Today you can literally master a completely new set of skills, a new job without leaving the comfort of your home – and, what …

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  • How Your Phone Might Soon Take the Place of Your Wallet

    In this era of instant gratification, it is not surprising that purchasing groceries, buying last-minute gifts, taking the train, and other similar financial-related activities have become much easier and faster. Thanks to contactless payment systems, all you need to do is tap your credit card, debit card, or pre-paid card, and you’re good to go. …

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  • Why Is It So Important to Choose the Perfect Conference Venue?

    There’s a lot that goes into planning a conference, from determining your budget to promoting the event. But in the end, the most important choice that you will make during the planning process is what conference venue you will use.

    Why is it so important that you choose the best conference venue for your event? …

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  • New Gadgets – Which is the Right One For You?

    If you’re looking for a new gadget but you’re not sure exactly what to buy, there are plenty of options. With an open mind or a lack of experience when it comes to gadgets, you might not be sure exactly what you’re looking for. In order to avoid getting the wrong thing or misunderstanding certain …

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  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), It’s Here: My Experience With exClone

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    Artificial intelligence (AI) is here. We’re surrounded by intelligent machines we’ve all somehow failed to notice lately, and the machines are getting smarter. exClone, a New York project to clone human experience and expertise, it may end up being the smartest so far. I talked with the very first exClone called Michael last week. …

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  • How to Make Your Website More Effective

    Nowadays no business or enterprise can hope to achieve success without having a website of its own. But how to approach the task of creating one if you can’t make heads or tails of it?Here are a few tips that will make this task a little bit easier:

    1.     Pay Attention to Design

    Or pay …

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  • Why You Should Never Want to Use Another Person’s USB Drive Ever Again

    In today’s business world, people hand out USB drives as easily as they hand out pieces of gum. Co-workers stop by other people’s desks, plug their USB drives into the machines and start working. Blank USB drives are included in almost every trade show door prize pack. Although perceptions of USB security took a slight …

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  • How Should You go about choosing an eBook Reader?

    It is quite obvious that there is a transition made to the digital books. It actually takes place a lot faster than anyone expected. Ever since the release of the Amazon Kindle, the evolution of the reader became obvious and prices kept going down. Now we have access to so many opportunities ranging from free …

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  • Adobe Photoshop Versus Corel Draw – What Should You Learn?

    There are thousands of people out there that do not actually understand the difference between Adobe Photoshop and Corel Draw. The truth is that we tend to start learning the first program that we come into contact with. This can turn out to be a mistake since we cannot use both software programs for …

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  • TechUK, what happened to cybersecurity?

    When TechUK, the British trade association for the technology industry, released its bashfully titled manifesto “Securing our Digital Future” earlier this week, some of my colleagues were enthralled. Presented as a roadmap for 2015-2020, it calls on policy-makers to tackle head on the digital revolution head on by recognizing its importance in delivering growth and …

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  • 7 Things to consider while choosing web hosting services

    You’ve worked hard on your website and you’re ready to introduce it to the world, but there’s just one thing missing – a web host.  Unless you have the right equipment, your site will be rather useless without a web host. Fortunately, there are dozens of web host who would be more than willing to …

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  • Alfred Adjani: lessons learnt

    Tools To Find A Good Job Opportunities

    An innovative and out-of-the-box thinking young graduate recently landed the job of his life by taking a new, or some might say old approach to job hunting. Job hunting has certainly evolved over the years. His approach teaches us all something about shying away from convention.

     After applying for over 300 jobs after graduating from …

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  • The NSA is Monitoring These 5 Games

    If you thought only your gaming buddies cared about your online activities, think again. The NSA and its British counterpart the GHCQ are both monitoring online video games, which they insist make for excellent tools of communication, training, and even money laundering, but gamers are not so sure. So far most of their effort …

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  • Ways An Aspiring Model Can Use Technology To Further Her Career

    It seems like technology can help everything and this includes furthering your career for nearly every single industry. Modeling is a very difficult industry to get your foot in the door. There are politics involved with modeling whether it be the agent that the model has, the modeling firm that one signs with. This article …

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  • 5 of the Craziest Startups of All Time

    Do you feel like your startup is too crazy of an idea to launch? Well, check out these outrageous startups that chose to dream big on their search for success, but be cautious because not every idea is a great one and will fail if you are not careful and smart.…

    I Wear Your Shirt 

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  • Can Cancer Be Treated Without Radiation Therapy?

    Uterine cancer physician, Dr. Ann Klopp, comforts a patient in the radiation oncology clinic

    Can Cancer Be Treated Without Radiation Therapy?

     

    Radiation therapy makes use of very high energy rays which destroy cancer cells. The goal of radiation therapy is to eradicate as many cancer cells as possible. Radiation is painless and invisible and it destroys cancer cells to stall the growth of tumors. It can help shrink …

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  • Top Educational Tools for All Teachers to Try

    If you are a teacher who doesn’t keep up with the trends in contemporary, then you won’t be able to surpass the generational gap between you and your students. Today’s students don’t like the classic teaching methods where the educator explains the concepts and leaves the studying up to them. If you want to be …

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  • TGS 2014: Rumours For The Tokyo Games Show

    An in-development screenshot taken from the Last Guardian

    With exactly one month to go before the 2014 Tokyo Games Show opens its doors to the public, the hype train is plowing full steam ahead while rumours abound. Sony – who thus far appear to be winning the global console war – have claimed a strategic advantage over its US competitor by allowing Microsoft …

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  • 5 Easy Ways to Calculate the ROI of Your Social Media Campaigns

    Social media ROI continues to generate a lot of interest among marketers, because without ROI it can be difficult to report the success or failure of social media campaign. A recent survey conducted by Oracle indicates that only 10% of the surveyed businesses can actually tell if their social media campaigns resulted in increased revenue. …

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  • Witches’ Familiars, Spirit Guardians and Demons

    witch feeding familiars

    The folk lore of the wicked witch and her diabolical familiar is a well-known and often repeated tale. When the seasons change and the nights get long it’s not uncommon to see images and symbols of a dark-cloaked witch with an evil black cat or toad at her side. This is a fantastic archetype of

    Read More

  • Extraordinary: Woman’s Missing Brain Surprises Doctors

    Neon Brain

    When a 24 year old Chinese woman approached doctors complaining of nausea and dizziness, none of them could have expected what an extraordinary case they were dealing with. A brain scan revealed something shocking– part of the woman’s brain was missing.

    The young woman had lived normally for two decades, but had experienced dizziness and …

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  • Cloning: The Science of Resurrection

    The science of cloning mammoths and other animals. Credit: Leafloor, Deriv: (Flickr,  Rob Pongsajapan), (Flickr,  Sergei Golyshev)

     

    What do woolly mammoths, pandas, and John Lennon have in common?

    Someone out there wants them cloned. And depending on how quickly science and biotechnology develops, that might come about sooner rather than later.

    Cloning is the process of creating an exact genetic replica of an organism. We have cloned animals in the past, …

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  • Forget Killer Robots, It’s the Rise of the Cyborgs

    T1000 Cyborg at Universal

    There’s an old curse which says ‘may you live in interesting times’. 

    Cursed we are then, for living in very interesting times, especially in the innovative fields of robotics, neuroscience, and biomedical technologies. As we hurtle toward the potential disaster of a robot apocalypse, we should examine the upside of the ongoing cyborg revolution.

    It’s …

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  • Is Biofuel the Answer?

    There are now millions of malnourished children in Africa. Taking away there crops will drive many to starvation.

    The UK Energy Research Centre claimed (2009) that oil production was likely to peak before 2030 and possibly as early as 2020. We are facing a time when oil becomes increasingly expensive as resources dry up. Scientists in Kuwait predicted in 2010 (the latest prediction) that world conventional crude oil production will peak in 2014; …

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  • Incredible Things That Have Fallen From the Sky

    Raining Cats and Dogs

    Humans in their hectic, day-to-day lives are often too busy rushing about to pause and reflect; to stop, look up, and gaze at the beautiful sky. But perhaps we should pay more attention to matters above, because history shows that when we least expect it, strange things can fall out of the sky and change

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  • Ancient Remains: Iron Age Necromancy on the Bones of the Dead?

    Burial mound, Denmark

    In 2012 ancient remains were discovered in a bog in Denmark – not an uncommon occurrence. However, after examining the bones, archaeologists were startled by what appeared to be a brutal desecration of the skeletal remains. The macabre discovery tested what we thought we knew about the rituals and beliefs of Iron Age man. Archaeologists

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  • The Strange Things We Shoot into Space

    Bonsai in Space

    It’s official – humanity loves shooting things into space. Over the course of human space exploration we’ve shipped many strange things into our upper atmosphere and beyond in the name of curiosity, discovery, and science.

    This was demonstrated most recently through the art exhibit, Exobiotanica. Japanese artist Azuma Makoto launched a large helium balloon into …

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  • Falling Stars and Black Stone: Humanity’s Worship of Meteorites

    Imilac Pallasite

    NASA’s Curiosity rover recently discovered a massive metal meteorite on the surface of Mars. The first encounter of its type, the two meters (6.5 feet) wide iron meteorite has been named ‘Lebanon’, and scientists are eager to examine the find. It is the largest ever discovered on the planet.

    Back on Earth, meteorites have …

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  • Ring of Skulls: Ancient and Modern Sacrifices to the Water Gods

    Neptune Carving

    The macabre discovery of a ring of children’s skulls buried in the earth around lakes in Germany and Switzerland has revealed an age-old tradition of making offerings and sacrifices to the water gods.

     

    Archaeologists from Basel University, Switzerland found the skulls of children forming a protective ring around the settlements in what they believe …

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  • Snakes With Beards and Other Strange Serpent Tales

    Bronze bearded serpent

    The snake is one of the oldest and most pervasive mythological symbols in the world. There are as many creation myths about snakes as there are religions and cultures, and as many interpretations to the meaning of the serpent as there are stars in the sky.

    Certainly a powerful symbol, the snake is often seen …

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  • Ancient Ink: Mummies and Their Amazing Tattoos

    Mummy of the Ukok Princess/Siberian Ice Maiden. Tattoos line her arms. (Wikimedia Commons)

    Tattoos have played a role in the lives of prehistoric and modern man alike. Societal status, art, religion, and medicine all create a tradition in tattoo design that spans across centuries and around the globe. Depending on the times and culture, body art was considered to be lowly and barbaric, or a signifier of very …

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  • Antarctic Ice Collapsing; Sea To Rise

    The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, pictured here is collapsing. Early predictions are for a 3 metre rise in sea-level.

    Just over a month ago I was sitting somewhat bewildered at my desk and rereading two research papers about the antarctic ice collapsing. I had known about sea level rise for many years now but this was big news; the enormous West Antarctic ice shelf was melting and breaking up on a slow slide into …

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  • Shark Attacks; The Australian Story

    Andrea Lynch was one of the lucky survivors of a Florida shark attack. She required 100 stitches to repair the damage done by a Bull Shark.

    I’ve spent the last 40 years in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and shark attacks were always a big concern. During the ‘early days’ I saw so many sharks that I included them in my census work just because they were all around me. In many places, sharks of all species averaged about …

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  • World Ocean Day and eight kids

    With bamboo from the rainforest and grim determination, eight children set out to show the rest of the world what Ocean Day was all about.

    Another year had passed and concerned people were celebrating World Ocean Day on June 8th. We all depend on a healthy and clean ocean for our very survival and the latest scientific research is painting a dismal picture of things to come. Most of us know we need to act to turn around the damage …

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  • Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    fruit basket

    By Deborah Asseraf

    So you’ve got your drill down, on your client’s birthdays (or their kid’s birthday depending on how savvy you are) you ship off a basket of fruit, bottle of wine or a table book. A gift so bland that whether you were sending it to someone you’ve met yesterday or your cousin …

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  • Shrimp Farming; Recipe for Disaster

    Shrimp trawling is one of the most destructive fisheries in the world.

    In my last post I was talking about one of the world’s most destructive fishing methods; bottom trawling for shrimp. This is the way most wild shrimp are caught and it has created an environmental disaster in terms of destruction of the seabed and what lives there. Bottom trawling has to end if we are …

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  • How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    sports

    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

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  • Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

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    Originating in China and Japan, paper lanterns are often associated with celebration. They are usually made out of thin, brightly colored paper and bamboo or a collapsable metal frame, with a bulb or a candle placed inside, resulting in a beautiful glow!

    During the Chinese New Year, thousands of paper lanterns are lit to welcome …

    Read More

  • OO-Tray Restaurant: Unconventional But Delicious

    OO-TRAY Restaurant in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The name derives from a French word, spelled phonetically, that means different. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    “The food we serve is different. It’s all about having fun,” Yoel Sanchez said. He was born in Matanzas, Cuba. His family moved to Miami, Florida in 1991, then to the Keys in 1998, where Yoel attended high school. He worked in restaurants to earn money. Yoel’s father is in the stone crab and lobster …

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  • Cleveland Browns Week 9 NFL power rankings

    The Cleveland Browns have been on a roller coaster ride as it pertains to results and to their spots in weekly NFL power rankings. A Sunday after the Browns lost to a winless Jacksonville Jaguars side, Cleveland struggled at home against the 0-6 Oakland Raiders. It all worked out for the Browns in the end, …

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  • Week 9 NFL power rankings

    Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are playing like the two best quarterbacks in the National Football League. Yes, it is still the year 2014. You haven’t gone back in time. The two will meet again this coming Sunday for what could be an early NFL Game of the Year candidate.

    Can we fast forward past …

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  • NFL: Raiders at Browns preview

    The Cleveland Browns will be looking to avoid a second-straight loss to a winless team, this time the Oakland Raiders.

    It all went wrong for the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. What was supposed to be the start of a run that ended with Cleveland at 6-2 crashed and burned right out of the gates, as …

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  • Should Browns have Brian Hoyer on a short leash against the Raiders?

    Cleveland Browns can’t afford to be all-in on quarterback Brian Hoyer.

    One bad game.

    That is what some would say of the performance had by Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Brian Hoyer last Sunday in the team’s 24-6 loss to what had been a winless Jacksonville Jaguars side. Hoyer and the rest of the Cleveland offense …

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  • Cleveland Browns Week 8 NFL Power Rankings

    How quickly things can change in the National Football League.

    The Cleveland Browns were flying high a week ago following a dominating performance against division rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers. Any good feelings Cleveland fans had as a result of that victory were erased this past weekend when the Browns failed to show up against the …

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  • Week 8 NFL power rankings

    If there was any doubt about Denver Broncos superstar Peyton Manning being the greatest regular season quarterback in the history of the National Football League, he erased those questions from conversations on Sunday night. Manning now holds the record for most career NFL touchdown passes, and he is somehow seemingly improving with age. The Broncos …

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  • NFL: Jaguars beat Browns 24-6

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer will have to wait some time before he cashes in on any National Football League contract.

    Hoyer had the worst outing to date of his professional career, the Cleveland offense was dreadful, and what was a winless Jacksonville Jaguars team stunned the Browns and the football world to the tune …

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  • NFL Preview: Browns at Jaguars

    The Cleveland Browns are big road favorites to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars this coming Sunday.

    This is a rarity.

    Truth be told, both teams have been National Football League laughingstocks over the years. That trend may be coming to an end. Jacksonville has a promising rookie quarterback who could be the answer to the franchise’s …

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  • Week 7 Fantasy Football Start or Sit

    National Football League Week 7 fantasy football start or sit advice.

    Week 7 fantasy football start or sit: Start QB Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

    It’s a perfect storm going Romo’s way this Sunday. The New York Giants are the walking wounded both physically and emotionally. Romo is a good fantasy football quarterback when at home, …

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  • Cleveland Browns Week 7 NFL power rankings

    The Cleveland Browns routed hated AFC North rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time in over two decades. Veteran quarterback and hometown hero Brian Hoyer is playing well and keeping rookie Johnny Manziel on the sidelines. The defense of the Browns finally had a good game. Cleveland is at 3-2 and looking like a …

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  • Week 7 NFL power rankings

    How about them Dallas Cowboys? The clock has been turned back, as Dallas is responsible for the best team in all of the National Football League. That is represented in NFL power rankings following the Cowboys going out west and earning the biggest win the franchise has achieved in years.

    Week 7 NFL power rankings

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  • Jets CB Dee Milliner Suffers Achilles Tear

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 22:  (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT)    Dee Milliner #27 of the New York Jets greets fans after a game against the Cleveland Browns on December 22, 2013 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Browns 24-13.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    The Jets’ secondary narrows with another loss to an inadequate and vulnerable position. 

    Jets second year cornerback, Dee Milliner underwent an MRI on Monday and tests confirmed that Milliner has a season ending torn achilles tendon – with rehab expecting to be about six to nine months. 

    Milliner exited in the first quarter of Sunday’s …

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  • Week 6 Fantasy Football Studs and Duds

    Conventional wisdom advised against starting Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in Week 6. Newton had been inconsistent throughout the campaign, and the belief was that he was not fully recovered from ankle and rib injuries that he had suffered before the start of the regular season. Add in that Newton and the Panthers were set …

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  • Cleveland Browns crush Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10

    The 2014 Cleveland Browns are playoff contenders in the middle of October.

    Fans and analysts alike said the same about the 2013 edition of the Browns before quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a torn ACL on a Thursday night during a game against the Buffalo Bills. Hoyer is healthy and playing well this fall, the Browns …

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  • NFL preview: Steelers at Browns

    It’s not just you if it seems as if it was long ago when the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers were true rivals. While the Steelers have dominated the so-called new Browns since 1999 — winning the Super Bowl on two occasions in the process — the Browns have been National Football League laughingstocks. It …

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  • Fantasy Football Week 6 Start or Sit

    Week 6 of the 2014 National Football League regular season brings with it multiple dilemmas for fantasy football owners. A plethora of first-choice running backs will be sidelined because of injuries. You could also find yourself without your WR1 or your TE1 because of injuries or Bye weeks.

    Even casual fantasy football owners don’t need …

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  • Cleveland Browns Week 6 NFL power rankings

    The Cleveland Browns made National Football League history in coming back from a 25-point deficit to stun the Tennessee Titans at Tennessee. Last Sunday’s game involving the Browns and Titans was a tale of two halves, during which the Browns played like the worst team in the NFL and then like a true postseason contender.…

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  • Week 6 NFL power rankings

    The top young quarterbacks in the National Football League can still learn a thing or two from Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. 

    Manning and Brady put on shows during Week 5 of the NFL regular season. Both made history while helping guide their clubs to victories, turning back the clock to a time when there …

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  • Week 5 fantasy football studs and busts

    It seems that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can still be a serviceable fantasy football quarterback.

    Days after just about everybody out there,  myself included, recommended that fantasy football owners should bench Brady in favor of other options, the future Hall-of-Famer posted the sixth-most points among quarterbacks in routing the Cincinnati Bengals. Brady …

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  • Cleveland Browns rally to stun Tennessee Titans

    Comeback kings. Kardiac Kids.

    Just don’t call them the same old Browns.

    The Cleveland Browns scored 26 consecutive points en route to rallying from behind to stun the Tennessee Titans on the road on Sunday. The 29-28 Cleveland victory was a quintessential tale of two halves, with the Browns looking like one of the worst …

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  • Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    fruit basket

    By Deborah Asseraf

    So you’ve got your drill down, on your client’s birthdays (or their kid’s birthday depending on how savvy you are) you ship off a basket of fruit, bottle of wine or a table book. A gift so bland that whether you were sending it to someone you’ve met yesterday or your cousin …

    Read More

  • How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    sports

    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

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  • Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

    lanterns4

    Originating in China and Japan, paper lanterns are often associated with celebration. They are usually made out of thin, brightly colored paper and bamboo or a collapsable metal frame, with a bulb or a candle placed inside, resulting in a beautiful glow!

    During the Chinese New Year, thousands of paper lanterns are lit to welcome …

    Read More

  • OO-Tray Restaurant: Unconventional But Delicious

    OO-TRAY Restaurant in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The name derives from a French word, spelled phonetically, that means different. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    “The food we serve is different. It’s all about having fun,” Yoel Sanchez said. He was born in Matanzas, Cuba. His family moved to Miami, Florida in 1991, then to the Keys in 1998, where Yoel attended high school. He worked in restaurants to earn money. Yoel’s father is in the stone crab and lobster …

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  • Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    Lawsuit: Acts of God Forseeable

    In what promises to be a landmark court case, Farmers Insurance Co. has filed a class action lawsuit against some 200 communities in the Chicago Area. Farmers at the heart of its argument is claiming that local governments know or should have known the rise in global temperatures would result in heavier rains. Local governments, …

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  • Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    fruit basket

    By Deborah Asseraf

    So you’ve got your drill down, on your client’s birthdays (or their kid’s birthday depending on how savvy you are) you ship off a basket of fruit, bottle of wine or a table book. A gift so bland that whether you were sending it to someone you’ve met yesterday or your cousin …

    Read More

  • How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

    sports

    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

    Read More

  • Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

    lanterns4

    Originating in China and Japan, paper lanterns are often associated with celebration. They are usually made out of thin, brightly colored paper and bamboo or a collapsable metal frame, with a bulb or a candle placed inside, resulting in a beautiful glow!

    During the Chinese New Year, thousands of paper lanterns are lit to welcome …

    Read More

  • OO-Tray Restaurant: Unconventional But Delicious

    OO-TRAY Restaurant in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The name derives from a French word, spelled phonetically, that means different. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    “The food we serve is different. It’s all about having fun,” Yoel Sanchez said. He was born in Matanzas, Cuba. His family moved to Miami, Florida in 1991, then to the Keys in 1998, where Yoel attended high school. He worked in restaurants to earn money. Yoel’s father is in the stone crab and lobster …

    Read More

  • Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    Lawsuit: Acts of God Forseeable

    In what promises to be a landmark court case, Farmers Insurance Co. has filed a class action lawsuit against some 200 communities in the Chicago Area. Farmers at the heart of its argument is claiming that local governments know or should have known the rise in global temperatures would result in heavier rains. Local governments, …

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  • Street Style Paris Fashion Week

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    Street Style is the new runway,  where the fashionistas shine and those with creative style get to show their best, on the streets of Paris. If your looking for something classic and understated or if your color is black then save it for next year and think outside the box! Fun is in the air …

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  • These Boots are Made For Stylin’

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    My editor thought I lost my style mojo when I said CAT was a fashion-forward footwear brand and that there was a CATfootwear fashion show hosted by King’s County Distillery in Brooklyn NY. After I directed her to the CAT footwear website, her disbelief turned into: “Oh my words, these are good.” Reputation saved.

     The …

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  • Jewellery inspired by the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Brooch and Necklace -   Handcrafted wood -   Sterling Silver - Gold 18K

    When I was little, my teacher brought me a present, the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull and it was one of the best books I ever read. It talks about freedom and the way back to your true self, which is by my understanding limited by the illusion of this material world we live in. I …

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  • Breaking with “Tradition” — Who Pays for the Engagement Ring?

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    Once upon a time, if a man wanted to propose marriage to a woman, he would buy her a diamond engagement ring worth two months’ salary, get down on one knee, and propose to her. Diamonds were thought to symbolize eternal love and commitment. And therefore, they were the perfect center stone of such a …

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  • The Story of the Swastika Symbol

    Swastika Golden Earrings 18K - Natalia Basdeki

     

    The Swastika symbol 卍  has long been a powerful and positive symbol in a multitude of cultures spanning the globe. It is a symbol of wealth and good fortune and has always been used as a symbol of light and wisdom. Can be found in China, Greece, Peru, India, Japan and many other areas …

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  • The Story of the Lotus Flower

    Lotus Flower Necklace

    Hello Everyone!  

    Let me introduce my self, I’m a sensitive artist from the microscopic jewellery world! Through this blog I will share with you my small creations and the stories behind them. Through my art, I aim to make people happy, remind them of some lost cultures and values, and bring them back to the …

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  • The Art of Layering your Clothing

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    Being able to layer your clothing is not just a easy way to stay stylish, it is incredibly practical. When you are in-between seasons as we all are, knowing you can wear a multitude of fine layers perfect for the climate that will not bulk you out is great.

     How many ways to layer? Many, …

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  • The Life of a Personal Stylist

    Aim to have a wardrobe filled with colour, pattern & texture

    When you go to a party and people ask what you do for a job, do you get a standard next question? As a Personal Stylist I do. Men often say “Is there really a market for that?” Women “wow, cool, but what is it that you actually do?” Both regularly ask if they are …

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  • PROJECT NYC 2013 has Soul with PROJECT Sole NYC

    STYLEBOOK from Sole NYC within PROJECT NYC 2013, is ready for a look. From the very vibrant to the very comfortable, Sole has you covered..…

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  • PROJECT NYC 2013, Heats up New York with Men’s Fashion

     

    The 90 degree heat isn’t the only thing hitting New York City these days.
    PROJECT NYC 2013, the Menswear Fashion  buyers mart, will heat up Pier
    94, Sunday, July 21st. 

    Lucky  there is  the Hudson River nearby to cool down the scene.

    PROJECT NYC 2913, will house three “destinations for retailers and
    wholesalers alike …

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  • How to Buy an Engagement Ring

    A bride shows off her wedding ring after just recently being married in this file photo from 2010. (Henry Lam/The Epoch Times)

    Let’s take the ring out of bewildering. Rather, the process of buying an engagement ring should be about discovering a woman’s style and translating that into a unique, lovingly chosen ring that she will proudly wear. Here are some money-saving and time-saving tips to help you get on the right track this engagement …

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  • Red Russia Goes Black

    Models pose during the Russian Fashion Industry Presentation and Reception at the Consulate General of the Russian Federation on Feb. 6, 2013, in New York City. (By Kris Connor/Getty Images)

    NEW YORK—Having immigrated to the States at the height of the Cold War, the last thing I thought I would be attending is a showcase of up-and-coming Russian designers at the Consulate General of the Russian Federation.

    Yet there I was, awed by the resplendent setting of the consulate, attending the Russian Fashion Industry Presentation …

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  • Catching the Wave: NYC’s Arrojo Salon

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    NEW YORK—I’ve never been a person to complain about my hair. 

    I’m fortunate to have hair that more or less does what it is told even in bad-hair-day conditions. It is naturally straight with long layers, not too thick or thin. 

    If I want a wave, I’ll let my hair air dry with it wrapped …

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  • Jill Stuart Spring 2013

    Jill Stuart lace gowns, Spring 2013. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

    NEW YORK—With her Spring 2013 collection, Jill Stuart stuck with what she does best—feminine, lady-like frocks that do everything to enhance the female form.

    The color palette resonated with monochromatic looks of nudes, champagnes, blushes, and of course, black.

    She briefly departed from those colors with a sea-foam Grecian goddess creation and a silver sequined …

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  • Super Saturday Raises $3.6 Million for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

    Kelly Ripa and her daughter, Lola, enjoying the Ferris wheel at Super Saturday. (Andrew Walker/Getty Images)

    WATER MILL, NY—Every summer, hundreds descend to an open field in Water Mill, N.Y., to shop ’til they drop in the name of charity—specifically the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), the largest private nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to funding ovarian cancer research.

    Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, Super Saturday is …

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  • “American Showstoppers” Highlights the Songs of Cy Coleman

    Photo by Kevin Yatarola

    When you think “showstoppers,” lower Manhattan doesn’t usually come to mind. You have to re-think that position in light of the “American Showstoppers” series at Schimmel Center (3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold St.; (866) 811-4111) at Pace University. The latest installment was “An Evening of Cy Coleman,” featuring the Fred Barton Orchestra …

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  • Murder at Sea: “The Death of Klinghoffer” at the Met

    Photo credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

    Usually, the kinds of events in opera that spark controversy are when a tenor misses a high note and is booed off the stage or the soprano playing Salome is not wearing anything under her seven veils. It’s unusual to have protests and even more rare for politicians to weigh in.

    “”The Death of Klinghoffer,” …

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  • Richard Tucker Gala Delivers Despite Some No-Shows

    Dario Acosta Photography/  Richard Tucker Music Foundation

    At the beginning of the Richard Tucker Gala at Avery Fisher Hall, the late tenor’s son Barry Tucker announced some cancellations. The most disappointing was Anna Netrebko, who sent a note saying she was not going to appear because she had just played Lady Macbeth in the Verdi opera the night before and she found …

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  • Stunning Talents at Town Hall: Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer, with Cameron Carpenter and Judy Collins Later This Month

    The  Nonesuch album cover of the bass and mandolin stars

    What happens when two geniuses square off? As Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer demonstrated at their Town Hall concert, the result is beautiful music.

    Thile and Meyer are MacArthur “genius grant” winners. Thile plays the mandolin with occasional guitar and Meyer the double bass with occasional piano. They are each composers of distinction and are …

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  • Love and Death in the Met’s Doom-Ridden “Carmen”

    Don Jose Warning Carmen to Love Him or Die

    Sir Richard Eyre’s production of Bizet’s “Carmen” at the Metropolitan Opera is not for the faint of heart. Even before the music starts, the audience is placed on notice that they are about to witness a tragedy by the jagged red line, like a stab wound, across the curtain. The main reason for the enduring …

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  • Love Blossoms and Fades at the Met’s Vivid “La Boheme”

    Photo courtesy of Cory Weaver

    Is romance dead? Not at the Metropolitan Opera as long as it is still presenting the Franco Zeffirelli production of Puccini’s “La Boheme.” The Met has been phasing out some of Zeffirelli’s productions (with mixed results) but it is wise to keep this one, which has been satisfying audiences since 1981.

    The combination of Puccini …

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  • Mysticism in Music—”Dreams & Prayers” by A Far Cry

    A Far Cry's "Dreams & Prayers

    A Far Cry is a self-conducted chamber orchestra, made up mostly of graduates of the New England Conservatory. The Boston based group, founded in 2007, has started its own label, Crier Records, and has a debut release, “Dreams & Prayers.”

    The imaginative program was conceived by one of the violinists in the group, Miki-Sophia Cloud. …

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  • Jane Bunnett’s Cuban Jazz and The Cookers’ Hard Bop at the Blue Note this week

    The Canadian flute and saxophone player forms a formidable group with Cuban female jazz artists.

    The Blue Note (131 W 3rd St, NY, NY; 212-475-8592) is one of those jazz clubs where you can wander in any night and find top-notch jazz musicians. In fact, I’ve met people from around the world who do just that.

    My most recent visit was to catch the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band. The group …

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  • Trumpeter Alison Balsom’s “Paris” Honors the City of Love

    The English trumpet star plays works connected to the City of Love

    Alison Balsom is about as famous as any trumpeter in classical music today. The English virtuoso has received a number of honors; she was named Gramophone Awards Artist of the Year 2013 and has won three Classic BRIT Awards, including the Female Artist of the Year award in 2011. The fact that she has movie …

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  • A Spanish Recital by an American Beauty: Corinne Winters Sings Songs of Spain

    Corrine Winters Sings Spanish Love Songs

    Soprano Corinne Winters has been garnering acclaim in opera houses and concert halls around the world. Her debut album, “Canción amorosa—Songs of Spain” (on GPR Records), is devoted to Spanish love songs. The Spanish word “duende” is defined as “the power to attract through personal magnetism and charm.” It could be used to describe the …

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  • Joyce DiDonato Uncovers Bel Canto Gems

    Joyce DiDonato Shows Why She is a Great Singer of Bel Canto arias

    The title of Joyce DiDonato’s new Erato album is “Stella di Napoli” (Star of Naples). The title is appropriate since no opera star today shines more brightly than this mezzo soprano. The collection brings together arias from the early days of bel canto. Her earlier collection of bel canto arias, “Diva, Divo,” won a Grammy …

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  • Duke Ellington’s Rare Bethlehem Albums Are Available on CD

    30 Years of Duke Ellington Hits

    By the mid-1950′s, big band jazz was in decline. Duke Ellington (1899-1974) kept his group together with money from his music royalties. (During his lifetime, Ellington composed more than 3,000 songs.) He signed a deal to record two albums for the Bethlehem label in 1956. “Duke Ellington Presents” and “Historically Speaking” were the two LP’s …

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  • Christopher Tin’s Masterful Work on the Theme of Water

    The large scale choral work  describes water in all its forms

    “The Drop That Contained the Sea” is an ambitious work by Chinese-American composer Christopher Tin. It is also successful, artistically and commercially. The CD (on the composer’s own label, Tin Works) debuted as number one on Billboard Music’s traditional classical albums. Tin has won two Grammy Awards, one for his 2009 classical crossover album “Calling …

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  • Netrebko Sings Divinely as Verdi’s Giovanna D’Arco

    Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo as Father and Daughter

    The life of Joan of Arc has inspired countless works (of varying quality), including plays by Schiller, Shaw, Anderson and Anouilh and films by Dreyer, Bresson, Fleming and Preminger. The play by Schiller inspired Verdi’s opera, “Giovanna D’Arco” and was one of the sources of Tchaikovsky’s opera, “The Maid of Orleans.” The Schiller play and …

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  • Remembering One of Spain’s Leading Sopranos: Pilar Lorengar

    A new set featuring the Spanish soprano singing opera and songs

    Pilar Lorengar (1928-1996) was a leading opera singer for over three decades. The one time I saw her in person was at a Promenades concert at Lincoln Center.  (For these summertime concerts at Philharmonic Hall, now known as Avery Fisher Hall, the seats were removed and replaced by small tables and chairs.) My family was …

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  • George London’s Artistry in the Opera House and in Show Tunes

    The Great American Bass-Baritone Singing Show Tunes and Wagner Arias

    Bass-baritone George London (1920 –1985) was born in Montreal to Russian Jewish immigrants. When he was 15, his family moved to Los Angeles and he attended Hollywood High School and then Los Angeles City College, where he enrolled in an opera workshop. In 1947, he toured as a member of the Bel Canto Trio with …

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  • A Rock Musical about Nuclear Fission

    A musical about the development of the A-bomb

    “Atomic” is a new off-Broadway musical about the creation of the first nuclear bomb.

    The show has a book and lyrics by Danny Ginges and Gregory Bonsignore, and music and lyrics by Philip Foxman. “Atomic” was first performed in Australia. The New York production has a new cast of top-flight performers but they fail to …

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  • To Everything There is a Season: Remembering Pete and Toshi Seeger

    Judy Collins singing "Turn, Turn, Turn"

    As Pete Seeger lay dying at age 94 this past January, his wish was to have friends visiting his hospital room sing folksongs to him. And he certainly would have been pleased at the concert presented by Lincoln Center as part of its Out of Doors Festival in honor of Pete and Toshi, his wife …

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  • Ocean Breeze poem for inspiration

    The breeze is so cool

    like a swirling pool

    with the warm sand

    blowing in on our island.…

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  • A Boisterous Production of “The Taming of the Shrew” at Baruch

    Michael Moss and Elissa Klie as Petruchio and Kate

    Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” is a difficult play to present effectively and the production presented by Baruch Performing Arts Center and TGW Acting Studio and directed by Thomas G. Waites is uneven.

    The play begins with a sort of prologue in which a drunken tinker named Christopher Sly (Joshua Walter) is tricked into …

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  • The Benefits of Exercise and Risks of Over Exercising

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    There is no doubt that exercise can have many health benefits. It appears that we can build muscle strength and stamina at any age by starting slowly and setting realistic goals for ourselves. Being sedentary is a major culprit in developing illnesses, especially as we grow older.

    Movement by itself helps to circulate lymph, which …

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  • Animal Abuse Bad Enough for Tyson and the Pork Council but Not the DA?

     The cruelty against pigs videotaped at West Coast Farms in Oklahoma last year was so sickening Tyson Foods immediately dropped the supplier. The National Pork Producers Council demanded that authorities “bring criminal charges against workers who abused animals.” Yet a year later, workers have apparently not been charged and may have fled town as the …

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  • Is your cell phone crippling you?

     

     

    EM Technique interview with Deborah Quilter

    RSI – repetitive strain injuries. How is it caused and what can be done to prevent it? Deborah Quilter author of “The Repetitive Strain Injury Recovery Book” explains the damage done by texting and typing. In our modern society the things that help us do so much may …

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  • Why Brown Fat is Good Fat

    Obesity continues to be a growing global epidemic. According to the World Health Organization, 1.4 billion people in the world are overweight and nearly half of them are considered obese as their BMI is over 30. People who are overweight are at increased risk of diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, neurological diseases, and even cancer. As …

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  • Ways to Fight Colds and the Flu

    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates

    With the cold and flu season upon us, we must think about boosting our immune system, and fending off viruses and bacteria. One of the basic ways is to make sure that we have adequate levels of stomach acid that work to help eliminate bacteria and viruses that they come upon. Our body makes less …

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  • How to Get Rid of Chubby Cheeks

    Having cubby cheeks is cute as a baby but not as an adult. Adults with cubby cheeks are naturally self-conscious about their puffy cheeks as it suggests a lazy lifestyle and can even create an illusion of increased weight elsewhere on their bodies. While the bone structure of your face is hereditary and can not …

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  • Communities Brace For More Bodies in Serial Sex Slayings

     

     

    Chicago, IL

     

    At least seven women’s bodies have been found in Indiana since Friday in what appear to be serial, sex-related murders of women in high-risk lifestyles. Hammond police are holding Darren Vann, a convicted sex offender, in connection with the murders and say charges are possible in at least six other murders …

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  • 4 Uniquely Awesome Juice Recipes

    Do you juice or are you looking to start juicing? Many people who juice find a couple good recipes and stick with their tried and true juices. While this makes for a consistently good drink, it can also quickly become a rut. Plus it causes you to miss one of the biggest benefits of juicing. …

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  • What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

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    A basic concept of nutritional dentistry is that the mouth is an indicator of the state of the body.

    The color of the tongue should be a major factor in oral diagnosis. Oriental medicine recognizes many different pathologies based on tongue color.

    The tongue is the most visible internal organ with a very high metabolic …

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  • Candidates Against High “Taxes” Seldom Talk About Gun-Related Taxes

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    A dairyman and career capitalist are trying to unseat Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. Pat Quinn in Illinois, respectively, with screeds against “career politicians” and higher taxes.

    The “career politician” epithet sounds populist and appealing until you look at its opposite: bumbling, naïve, politician-wannabes who embarrass themselves like the Tea Party Congressman who mistook …

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  • Reducing Breast Cancer Risk Through Nutrition

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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I thought it important to write a blog that addresses how to protect ourselves from the risks of breast cancer. A diet that is nutritionally-dense and eliminates refined sugar is key to support optimal health. Fresh organic fruits and vegetables are high in nutrients, especially anti-oxidants to fight …

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  • Dallas Health Worker Who Aided ‘Patient Zero’ Infected With Ebola

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    Hospital Personnel Wore Inadequate Protective Gear

    A health worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital got infected with Ebola.

    The worker was one of the personnel who took care of Ebola “patient zero” Thomas Duncan.

    According to reports, the health worker was wearing protective gear while treating the Duncan.

    Protective Gears Are Inadequate

    There have …

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  • Dance for human development and academic instruction

    Dance for human development and academic instruction from Emory M Moore Jr. on Vimeo.

    EM interview with Obediah Wright part 2.…

    Continue the journey, fellowship and conversation with EM Techniques and Obediah Wright.
     
    Join us as we discuss the exploration and complexities of movement art forms. Learn about the process of human development inherent

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  • Eating with the Seasons

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    The earth has provided us with an abundance of fruits and vegetables, and modernization has given us out-of-season produce year round. Sounds good, but there are many benefits to eating with the seasons. Starting the food cycle in spring, it is a time of cleansing and rebirth. There is nothing more cleansing than fresh organic …

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  • Why Are Chicago Religious Leaders Supporting a Pro-Gun Candidate?

     

    Guns have killed over 10,000 in Illinois in the last ten years and in Chicago, it is a daily blood bath, especially in minority neighborhoods. Yet five weeks ago, two prominent religious leaders from crime ridden communities, Larry Trotter of Sweet Holy Spirit Church and Pastor Corey Brooks, Sr. of New Beginnings Church endorsed a …

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  • Keep Your Hair Young

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    Research on human behavior has shown that we make rapid visual judgments about others within just a few seconds of our first meeting. One of the biggest influences on this initial judgment is the style, color, and overall health of our hair. A person with thinning or graying hair can be assumed to be up …

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  • Ode to the Egg

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    The egg – we all have consumed it in some shape, manner, or form, only to ask, “Are eggs really good for you?” The reply often has been, “Oh, no, eggs are high in cholesterol. Make that an egg white omelet, please.” Back in the day, my father was convinced that eggs, which he loved, …

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  • Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria Seems To Have Been Contained, CDC

    Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria

    With quick and decisive measures by some of its top doctors, Nigeria seems to have contained it first Ebola outbreak, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday.

    Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with 177 million people. It is therefore not a mean feat given that the spread

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  • Whey vs. Casein Protein: Which One Is More Important For Weight Loss?

    Protein Diet for Weight loss

    Most of us do not have any clue as to what is more important whey or casein protein. To start with, these casein and why are the same since they are both proteins, but they are not the same when it comes to functions.

    Our bodies need protein to recover after exercise, in building lean …

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  • Dance for health and wellness

     
    EM interview with Obediah Wright
     
    Dance is a big word its effects are far reaching from culture to communication. Join us as we discuss its place in health and wellness. Dance a powerful modality for maintenance and change.
     

     

    Obediah Wright
     
    www.balancedancetheatreinc.org
     
     
    Emory M Moore Jr. 
    Founder of EM Technique – Way of body harmony
     
    www.emtechniques.com…

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  • The Rise of Online Gambling and Its Future in the United States

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    For millennia, gambling has provided a rush that most other experiences can’t duplicate. In recent years, gambling has come to be associated with an experience. When you talk about casinos, you are more apt to associate them with flashing neon lights, the Vegas Strip, a cloud of swirling cigarette smoke, and a cacophony of bells …

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  • Create an Online Dating Profile that Actually gets you the Dates You Want

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    If you have tried online dating, and found that you weren’t nearly as successful as you had hoped, don’t give up. It could simply be that your profile wasn’t up to par. For instance, if you are looking for a person to spend your life with, using such websites as Millionaire Match, you don’t want …

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  • Mavericks at the Gold Dust

    Mavericks Restaurant is located on the second floor of Gold Dust Casino. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    Texas Rancher Sam Maverick didn’t brand his cattle. Cowpunchers took to calling them Mavericks. If you want good grub put your branding iron on Mavericks Restaurant above Deadwood, South Dakota’s Gold Dust Casino. The town has been tamed, mostly. Gold made Deadwood famous. The Wild West of 1875, in the Black Hills, when thousands of …

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  • Genesis Diamonds Talks Diamond Grading

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    Everyone knows diamonds are a woman’s best friend. But, for most consumers, their knowledge ends there. Given the importance of diamond purchases–both emotionally and monetarily–it is important that consumers know what they are getting into before making that big purchase. One of the factors in determining the price of a diamond is its quality, which …

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  • South Korea’s Continued Control of the Takeshima Islands Raises Questions

    Diplomatic disputes between Japan and South Korea concerning the ownership of the Takeshima Islands, which have lasted for decades, continue to strain political relations and raise important questions in the court of public opinion.

     The islands, which are known by many names (Japan calls them Takeshima; South Korea calls them Dokdo), consist of two main …

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  • Trading on the Market Trends with Innovative Platforms

    2008 now feels like a very long time ago. It was a period when businesses closed doors, indices, currencies and stocks all went into red and stock traders all around the world were left to rue their losses. Today, the reverse is the case with positive figures being recorded across most major markets around the …

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  • You Can Count on Me: Reliability in Business

    Reliability in your business dealings is a precious asset. Here are some valuable reliability tips to help you get ahead and avoid awkward jams and pitfalls

    Recently I challenged my readers to examine their business habits in the sphere of presentation and appearance. It was a corporate person’s first glimpse into understanding the je ne sais quoi of executive presence, and serves to highlight the type of “polish” one needs to exude in order to get ahead in the business …

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  • Enigma, Rapid City’s Flagship Restaurant

    A bronze statue of John F. Kennedy and his son grace the entrance to the Adoba Hotel. Fine dining at their Enigma Restaurant awaits. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    Rapid City, South Dakota has grown from a convenient gateway to the Black Hills and the wonders of state and national parks, including Mt. Rushmore Memorial and Crazy Horse, to a cosmopolitan city with fine museums, art galleries, local attractions and bronze sculptures of every U.S. president on street corners. There is shopping galore. Rapid …

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  • 6 Tips for Better Family Budgeting

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    Is your family experiencing financial struggles or you simply want to improve your financial situation? If you take a look at what the family is bringing in each month and spending, it’s easy to see which areas could use improvement (If you’re honest with yourself here). Here are some steps you can take to budget …

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  • What is flat website design and what does it look like

    Design trends in the world are constantly evolving and changing as the trends drift in and out of fashion. The same goes for website design trends. A the moment, one of the biggest trends that’s gaining in popularity is flat design which has been around previously but is gaining in traction again. It’s a straightforward …

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  • Chili Made With Late Harvest Tomatoes

    We had friends over and I made a Late Harvest Tomato Chili with the romas I picked.  The chili was a big hit so I thought I would share my recipe with you (photo by LivligaHome).

    It is that time of year when we can have a hard frost. This thought prompts me into action in harvesting my remaining tomatoes. It is our first year with a real live vegetable garden. This is all new to me. We have an unbelievable bounty of tomatoes. The vines are laden with heirlooms, romas …

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  • What’s Unique about the Executive MBA

    Many people think that an MBA is a “one size fits all” degree for the young, semi-experienced professional. However, more seasoned professionals may not benefit as much from a regular MBA degree; they may seek out a more specialized MBA degree – the Executive MBA. The Executive MBA is specifically designed for the business-person who …

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  • Keeping your Information Safe Online

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    Online security has become a huge problem over the years. Hackers are getting smarter and information is being leaked more often. One of the latest attacks was to the popular app Snapchat, a program in which you can send photos and videos to others without the data saving to yours or their device. Many …

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  • What You Should Look For When Buying Your First Car

    Often when buying your first car, you often think about how it looks. What model is it? What colors can you get? You may find, though, that there are much more important factors when it comes to car buying that you don’t want to overlook. Here’s a list of things to look for that can …

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  • Differences between female & male investment strategies

    Whether you are buying a new couch, car or house, individual preferences will always be different. Factor in gender, and, as any married couple will know, preferences become even more complex. Portfolio management is a process that involves trust between a client and an asset manager in order to develop a secure investment strategy to …

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  • How High-Tech is Fighting Against Ebola

    Ebola, first identified in 1976, experienced 1,716 confirmed cases through 2013 according to the World Health Organization. The current West Africa Ebola outbreak, affecting Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria has dwarfed the previous numbers. As of October, 20, 2014, over 9,200 cases have been identified with over 4,500 deaths occurring.

    Researchers, physicians and technology …

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  • Dating The Dishwasher: 6 Tips to Promote a Mindfully Loving Spousal Relationship

    Loving spousal relationships require some interesting mutual efforts. Take my tips and use my example to keep your own relationships healthy and progressive

    I always enjoy when people ask how long my spouse Michael and I have been together. Upon the mere mention his name, it is reported that I begin to glow. Well, for the record, Michael and I have been together since 2007….not a very long time by many people’s standards, but just long enough to …

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  • 2014, Glasgow’s defining year!

    Flying into Glasgow International Airport, it was the ‘armadillo-shaped’ SECC roof, the SSE Hydro and Finnieston Bridge that drew my attention and dazzled as the sun began to set in the early evening.

    There was a definite ‘buzz’ in the city, a legacy of having hosted a successful Commonwealth Games and having brought their rich …

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  • The Ease and Versatility of Poached Chicken

    Poaching chicken is easy and will provide a number of versatile and tasty meals like the chicken walnut salad shown above (photo by LivligaHome).

    Poached meats are easy to prepare and, because their flavor is so simple, they can be used in so many different kinds of dishes. I have talked with many friends and acquaintances who have an aversion to leftovers. To them, leftovers means eating day old soggy food. But like everyone wanting to have more home …

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  • How To Avoid Going In Debt This Holiday Season

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    It happens every year. The holidays arrive and no matter how long you had to prepare, it seems that you never saw it coming. While the holidays are full of good food, decorating the home and quality time with loved ones, it also comes with a huge expense. Funding Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas parties and gifts …

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  • Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

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    By Deborah Asseraf

    So you’ve got your drill down, on your client’s birthdays (or their kid’s birthday depending on how savvy you are) you ship off a basket of fruit, bottle of wine or a table book. A gift so bland that whether you were sending it to someone you’ve met yesterday or your cousin …

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  • How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

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    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

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  • Thursday Travel to Design: Paper Lanterns

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    Originating in China and Japan, paper lanterns are often associated with celebration. They are usually made out of thin, brightly colored paper and bamboo or a collapsable metal frame, with a bulb or a candle placed inside, resulting in a beautiful glow!

    During the Chinese New Year, thousands of paper lanterns are lit to welcome …

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  • OO-Tray Restaurant: Unconventional But Delicious

    OO-TRAY Restaurant in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The name derives from a French word, spelled phonetically, that means different. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    “The food we serve is different. It’s all about having fun,” Yoel Sanchez said. He was born in Matanzas, Cuba. His family moved to Miami, Florida in 1991, then to the Keys in 1998, where Yoel attended high school. He worked in restaurants to earn money. Yoel’s father is in the stone crab and lobster …

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  • Lawsuit: Acts of God Foreseeable

    Lawsuit: Acts of God Forseeable

    In what promises to be a landmark court case, Farmers Insurance Co. has filed a class action lawsuit against some 200 communities in the Chicago Area. Farmers at the heart of its argument is claiming that local governments know or should have known the rise in global temperatures would result in heavier rains. Local governments, …

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