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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

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

Dr. Victor Zeines
Dr. Victor Zeines

Dr. Victor Zeines

Health

has been practicing Holistic Dentistry for 30 years. He is the author of 3 books, a writer for The Herbal Drugstore and a regular on radio/TV ~www.DrZeines.com~.. view profile

Phil Butler
Phil Butler

Phil Butler

Travel

Phil is editor-in-chief of Argophilia Travel News, and Senior Partner at Pamil Visions PR. .. view profile

Miles Young
Miles Young

Miles Young

Travel

Travel Duder covers vacations, destination, travel tips, hotels, gear and everything else an adventurer needs to know... view profile

Stephen Edward
Stephen Edward

Stephen Edward

World

Stephen reports on Asia & Pacific news and politics. His primary interests include Japanese domestic politics, US-Japan relations, and geopolitics in East Asia... 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

Anthony Carranza
Anthony Carranza

Anthony Carranza

Business

Digital and social media journalist reporting on the latest happenings on the web. Existing contributor to Social Media Today and Examiner... view profile

Liz Leafloor
Liz Leafloor

Liz Leafloor

Science

Liz Leafloor is a Freelance Writer, Copy Editor, and Graphic Artist. She explores mysterious subjects and hidden histories... view profile

Richard Cox
Richard Cox

Richard Cox

Business

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

David Goehst
David Goehst

David Goehst

Business

- You wanted information about local, national and global markets that wasn't diluted - you got it. Read everything you never wanted to believe right here... 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

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

Sheila Kemper Dietrich
Sheila Kemper Dietrich

Sheila Kemper Dietrich

Life

Sheila is the Founder and CEO of Livliga. She created Livliga and the VisualQs philosophy out of a desire to embrace and share a healthier lifestyle. .. view profile






  • 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 …

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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 …

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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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  • How to Keep Up With Online Marketing Trends

    social media

    When there is a new Twitter or app that promises to change life the way we know it, keep up with online marketing trends can soon become overwhelming. And yet, staying ahead of the competition clearly entails knowing exactly what is coming next in your industry. Below some ways to stay ahead of the wave …

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  • Infographics are effective visual tools and help businesses gain exposure

    By Cory M. Grenier via Flickr

    There is an old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words and that is increasingly true in today’s internet age. Good visual graphics are those that take massive amounts of data and illuminate clear patterns that may not be so obvious easy to understand. The other inherent quality about infographics is when they …

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  • Why We Must Strive To Impress

    customer service

    It seems nowadays that good customer service isn’t just expected it’s necessary if you are looking to keep your clients happy. But what was once just sending an occasional fruit basket has now turned into constant promotions, taking calls on the weekends and loyalty discounts. So when do you draw the line between keeping your …

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  • New Ideas for Chocolate Fountains!

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    Chocolate will always remain one of the most popular treats that are found on this planet and it is something which all enjoy both old and young all over the planet. Then this delicacy are so versatile and there is so much which could be done with it, it could be consumed as a hot …

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  • Making Sense of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014

    By Wikidudeman

    Popular spectator sports have many rules. Some of these rules are completely geared to what happens between the lines. If you’re a player in the National Football league, for instance, one rule or another in the NFL rule book covers everything you do and say. Players are routinely penalized and fined for transgressions as obscure …

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  • The Booming Business of Vitamin D Diets

    Vitamin D deficiency can cause serious complications and is characterized by very low levels of vitamin D in blood, which may lead to other problems in health, including eventual slow death. Vitamin D can be caused by improper diet and limited exposure to sunlight. Some diseases can also cause vitamin D deficiency (such as kidney …

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  • Tips & Tricks on Creating a Successful Personal Brand

    tips and tricks

    If you haven’t taken a look at the coaching market recently then get ready to find more personal brands than tourists in Times Square. Personal brands are usually a great fit for coaches, consultants and specialists. But with so many personal brands in such an over crowded market how do you build one that resonates …

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  • Financing an expensive education

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    The cost of an university education are continually rising and this is placing a tremendous amount of pressure on both parents of students and also on those students who have to fend for themselves and find a way to cope with the financial pressure involved with student loans. This is something which is happening …

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  • When companies succumb to financial pressure

    phones4u

    A major cell phone company by the name of Phones 4U is another one in a long list of companies who are no longer able to master the present difficult financial conditions. Apparently staff which were employed by this outlet have been informed that they might need to wait many months in order to receive …

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  • Cost Management Snafus Businesses Don’t Prepare For

    cost

    If you’re kicking yourself because your small business tanked last year, now is the time for you to get back on your feet and boost your office productivity and financial knowhow. Of course, nothing beats having productivity resolutions to welcome 2014.

    Among those resolutions is financial awareness in all aspects of business: equipment, spaces, employees, …

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  • Is a Personal Brand Right For Your Business?

    personal branding

    You’re an entrepreneur or business owner starting a new business or going through a re-branding and suddenly the questions presents itself: Should I create a personal brand? Below find the pros and cons of personal branding and why it might or might not be a great fit for you.

    Your Story. Personal brands are when …

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  • Market Like The Supplement Industry, Pump It Up!

    ronnie-coleman

    The supplement industry does a great job in the fact that they market so well that the industry as a whole is booming. Many times the supplement industry can take advantage of the American way of wanting results immediately. Supplements that have no proven results can advertise with before and after pictures of people who …

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  • Where Brands Are Headed In The Next Five Years

    5NumberFiveInCircle

    I recently asked my magic eight ball where branding was headed in the next five years and it answered “concentrate and ask again.” It seems it doesn’t want to be held liable for any faulty advice. But, in the meantime, here is my take on where branding is headed and how you should get your …

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  • Hot Chocolate Dispenser

    It seems that there are a lot of people who are very partial to drinking hot chocolate. This is a drink which usually contains some kind of chocolate powder especially the kinds which are manufactured by Nestle or Cadbury. There are also some people who prefer to include chocolate shavings into their hot drinks and …

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  • Gold: Setting Up For Another Fall

    In the final months of 2013, I issued multiple warnings for those bullish on precious metals and their ETFs: here, here, here, and here, until prices finally reached my proposed bearish target here. What was most surprising about the series was the fact that there was almost nothing that could …

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  • Positive Sector Outlook Supports Campbell Soup Company

    With the major benchmarks trading within striking distance of their all-time highs and consumer confidence levels showing consistent progress, it is important to focus on select stock sectors that are positioned to run higher — even if we start to see downside corrections in the broader markets. Overall optimism in corporate earnings has not exactly …

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  • Newmont Mining: Watch For Further Dividend Cuts

    So far this year, we have seen some relatively impressive short-term gains in gold futures and in commonly traded ETFs like the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD). Whether or not these gains can continue is questionable, and this is an issue I have covered in other articles. But the improving scenarios in …

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  • Stock Picks For The E-Cigarette Surge

    Recent sales figures for companies that produce electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) have been encouraging in the last few quarters. But this budding industry has taken some time to filter into mainstream investment strategies. For those looking to gain some long-term exposure to the sector, it makes sense to look for companies that offer attractive dividend …

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  • 3 Dividend Stocks For Retirement

    As the US economy continues to post evidence of recovery, the Federal Reserve has more options available in defining its monetary policy strategies. We have already seen two decisions to reduce the monthly asset purchases that define the Fed’s quantitative easing programs, so there is a growing level of confidence that the US economy is …

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  • Closed-End Funds: The Best Way To Play An Elevated Stock Market

    Summary

    Stock benchmarks at elevated levels offer limited potential for upside.
    Closed-end funds create strong alternatives for those looking to gain stock exposure.
    NAV discounts and elevated dividends support the outlook for CEN and JGT.

    Stock markets have shown some pretty clear trends in the last few years, as the global economic recovery has given …

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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

    girl-eating-grapes-back-to-school

    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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  • 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 …

    Read More

  • 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 …

    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

  • Cleveland Browns Week 5 NFL power rankings

    Same old Browns.

    It’s the three-word phrase that has been associated with the Cleveland Browns since the club returned to the National Football League in 1999. The same old Browns were unable to close out what should have been a road victory against division rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL regular season opener, …

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  • Week 5 NFL power rankings

    The best teams in the National Football League were all off for Week 4 of the 2014 season. None of the sides that played on Thursday, Sunday or Monday did anything to jump ahead of the clubs that are atop NFL power rankings. The Eagles could have made a case for being No. 1 on …

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  • Cleveland Browns NFL power rankings: Week 4

    A familiar phrase could be used to summarize the Cleveland Browns choking a win away to AFC North rivals the Baltimore Ravens this past Sunday.

    Same old Browns.

    A Cleveland optimist would point out that this young roster will eventually learn how to close games out. He would speak about how well quarterback Brian Hoyer …

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  • 2014 Week 4 NFL power rankings

    Casual National Football League fans couldn’t complain about the Super Bowl rematch they were treated to during Week 3, as the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks produced the game of the week. Elsewhere around the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys came back from behind to stun the St. Louis Rams, the Cleveland Browns turned a win …

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  • Ravens beat Browns as mistakes cost Cleveland

    Some losses hurt more than others. The Cleveland Browns know all about that heading into their Bye week.

    Cleveland had no business losing to AFC North rivals the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Brian Hoyer thoroughly outplayed Super Bowl champion quarterback Joe Flacco. The defense of the Browns made big plays. The win was there for …

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  • 2014 Week 3 NFL picks

    FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) stretches prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans in Denver. Player representatives to the union voted to implement HGH testing for the 2014 NFL season, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Overall changes are retroactive for players who are suspended under previous policies, and for those in the appeal process. Those players, presumably including Browns receiver Josh Gordon, who is suspended for the season, and Broncos receiver Wes Welker (four games), would be subject to standards of the new policies.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

    While the National Football League continues to be featured in headlines for non-football related issues, on-the-field action will grab attention on Thursday, Sunday and Monday. A rematch involving the two best teams from the 2013-14 season will take place on Sunday afternoon. Two AFC North teams out of Ohio will be looking to show that …

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  • Where the Cleveland Browns are in Week 3 NFL power rankings

    Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine, right, pats quarterback Johnny Manziel on the head as they leave the field at halftime of a preseason NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Do you believe in miracles?

    Fans of the Cleveland Browns certainly do. The Browns have been solid in their past six quarters of football, and they did well to notch a home opener victory that has some believing that Cleveland — yes, Cleveland — could be on the verge of a special NFL season. Those …

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  • 2014 Week 3 NFL power rankings

    New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, removes his helmet after failing to pick up a first down against the Miami Dolphins late in the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. . Miami beat New England 33-20. (AP Photo/Naples Daily News, Corey Perrine) FORT MYERS OUT

    It took just two weeks for the Seattle Seahawks to lose their hold of the top spot in 2014 NFL power rankings.

    Unlike Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, the San Diego Chargers showed zero fear when hosting the defending Super Bowl champions. Philip Rivers could be as good as he has ever been, …

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  • Special Teams And Turnovers Plays Integral Part In Giants’ Loss To Arizona

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 14: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants reacts after a fumble in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals during a game at MetLife Stadium on September 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

    An outbreak of penalties, a shaky Eli Manning and crucial turnovers led to an unhappy Tom Coughlin at MetLife Stadium. 

    “We’re always disappointed to lose,” Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said in a press conference on SNY. “We’re all men. Stop feeling sorry for ourselves. We had an opportunity but it slipped and there’s nobody …

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  • Big plays carry Cleveland Browns to comeback victory over New Orleans Saints

    FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterbacks Johnny Manziel (2) listens in as offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, center, talks with Brian Hoyer (6) on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in Cleveland. Manziel doesn't view himself as the Browns' savior, but almost everyone else does. The dynamic rookie quarterback will begin the season as Cleveland's second-string quarterback, but it may not be long before he's moved ahead of Hoyer, who already seems to be looking over his shoulder. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

    Last year’s Cleveland Browns lose to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

    The 2013 Browns don’t stop Drew Brees on a third-and-five at the Cleveland 31-yard line with 3:36 left on the clock. The 2013 Browns don’t convert on third down and fourth down on their final drive of the contest. The 2013 Browns don’t …

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  • Where the Cleveland Browns are in Week 2 NFL power rankings

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) passes with Johnny Manziel (2) during practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Earlier Hoyer was named the opening day starter. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    So close, and yet so far.

    The Cleveland Browns played like the worst team in the National Football League during the second quarter of their 2014 regular season debut versus AFC North rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cleveland’s offense couldn’t move down the field. Practically nobody on the defense of the Browns could cover wide receivers …

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  • Jets Use High-Powered Rushing Attack To Start Season Off At 1-0

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 07: Chris Ivory #33 of the New York Jets stiffarms Tyvon Branch #33 of the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on September 7, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

    In a battle with rookie QB Derek Carr for the Raiders vs Jets’ sophomore QB Geno Smith, the New York Jets hinge on their vicious rushing attack to grasp a 19-14 win at Metlife Stadium to start the season off at 1-0. The Jets made a name for themselves when they used Chris Ivory to …

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  • Monroe Reluctantly Re-Signs: Seeks New Deal

    Detroit Pistons’ big man, Greg Monroe has at long last signed a one year deal worth approximately $5 million. His acceptance of the Pistons’ qualifying offer comes after holding out for weeks, seemingly in hopes to find a new team before the kickoff of the 2014 – 2015 season.

    Monroe has made it abundantly clear …

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  • Pacers Shopping Roy Hibbert

    The aftermath of Paul George’s potentially career ending injury is a nightmare in Indianapolis. Without George and without Lance Stephenson, a total overhaul and rebuild is required. The next Pacer to move on will likely be the athletic centerpiece of the club.

    Sources say that the Indiana Pacers made an offer to the Phoenix Suns …

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  • Paul George Suffers Severe Leg Injury During Team USA Practice

    Horrific news for Paul George, the Indiana Pacers, Team USA, and the entirety of the NBA as George suffers a serious leg injury.  Team USA practice ended tonight following George’s collision with the basket stanchion.  Chasing down James Harden and fouling him on a layup, George caught a lot of air and landed awkwardly on …

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  • Parker Agrees to 3 Year Extension

    NBA champion and future hall of fame point guard, Tony Parker has reached an agreement with the Spurs that will extend his contract for an additional 3 years, Yahoo Sports reports.

    The exact details of the contract are unknown per Spurs’ regulation. However, initial reports put the total value of Parker’s contract extension in the …

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  • Harkless Won’t Represent Puerto Rico In FIBA World Cup

     

    Maurice Harkless has decided not to play for the Puerto Rico national team in this year’s FIBA World Cup, The Orlando Sentinel reports. According to Magic insiders, the forward/guard reneged on his commitment to represent Puerto Rico in 2014 because he wants to focus on the Magic.

    The decision should come as no surprise.…

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  • Chip Kelly And Nick Foles Impressed With Sanchez At Camp

    QB Mark Sanchez speaking with a reporter after training camp. Anthony Carter/ Epoch Times

    PHILADELPHIA (July 30th, 2014) – On the 4th day of training camp, 2nd year head coach, Chip Kelly addressed the media before camp and one of the questions that arose were what are his observations of QB Mark Sanchez. 

    Sanchez, 27, was brought into the Eagles organization this offseason after being released by the New …

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  • New York Liberty Acquire Swin Cash

    NEW YORK – The New York Liberty announced that they have traded F Delisha Milton-Jones in exchange for F Swin Cash from the Atlanta Dream. 

    Cash is a three-time WNBA champion and a four time All-Star. According to a press release, Cash reunites with HC Bill Laimbeer where they have won two WNBA championships out …

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  • NBA Draft Recap: Numerous Trades

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Media await the first pick of the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Maribel de la Torre/Getty Images)

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – In the 2014 NBA Draft, there were several trades back and forth. Here’s the rundown:    

    - The Orlando Magic traded G Arron Afflalo to the Denver Nuggets for Evan Fournier and the rights to (No. 56 pick) Roy Devyn Marble. 

    - The Denver Nuggets traded F Anthony Randolph and (No.11) Doug …

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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 …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • “Essential James Taylor” – Highlights from the Singer-Songwriter’s 45 Year Career

    Highlights from the Singer-Songwriter's 45 year career

    An unknown 20 year old with a history of psychiatric and drug problems arrived in London in 1968 and within days was recording his debut album for Apple Records. The label was founded that year by the Beatles and it was an artist-focused label, reflecting their tastes and those of Peter Asher (formerly a member …

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  • Love, Birds and Revolution in “The Mapmaker’s Opera”

    Joel Perez (Diego Clemente) and Madeleine Featherby (Sofia Duarte)

    The New York Musical Theatre Festival is presenting “The Mapmaker’s Opera,” an ambitious new musical based on the novel of the same name by Bea Gonzalez. Victor Kazan wrote the book and lyrics and Kevin Purcell the music. There is much to commend in the work despite its flaws.

    The action takes place in the …

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  • Sunlight

    The Poetess 

    The sun is pouring rays of love

    with every shining peace and whisper

    on every leaf glows a prayer

    on every gentle flower a word

    with every fish swims the sound

    every hour baskets of change

    our life flowing into miracles.…

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  • The Portrait of Beauty poem

     

     

    The smile sends a friend

    Into a peaceful descend

    In the flowers gentle colors

    Opens the scent of God’s door

    To our heaven’s floor

    Within faiths beauty

    Is the portrait to summers dynasty.

     …

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  • Tea and Honey

    The tea of summer

    Grows the finest measure

    Planting a masterpiece to joyful days

    Natural ways

    Warmness to inspire

    Dressed in healthy attire

    The honey of summer

    Brings roses of the purest

    Fresh flowers

    Twinkling showers

    Heavens embrace

    A Velvet  lace

    Vibrant towers 

    Of the highest power.

     By: JoyAnne O’Donnell…

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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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  • How Your Oral Health Reflects Your Body’s Health

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    It’s been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. I’m not too sure about that, but I am sure that the mouth is one of the mirrors of the body. Stop and think… what exactly is the mouth? Well it’s the beginning of your digestive tract and one of the few internal …

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  • Ongoing Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

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    When we experience ongoing stress, cortisol is released to prepare the body for the fight-flight reaction. Over time with ongoing stress, the adrenal glands can be taxed and compromise day-to-day living. Adrenal fatigue is a condition near and dear to me since I was diagnosed with it a year ago and have been on my …

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  • The History of the Ball Mason Jar

    Glass Pressure Canning Jar

    The mason jar has become a trendy decoration and hip glassware. While there are many cheap mason jars available, the original Ball Company Mason jars continue to be the most popular with consumers wanting to show off their timeless script logo.

    How the Company Started

    Five brothers (Edmund, Frank, George, Lucius, and William) started the …

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  • Are Deer Safe to Eat?

     

     States Make Money off Deer Despite Safety Questions

     

    It has been ten years since a “hunter-terrorist” ruined deer season in Wisconsin. In the fall of 2004, instead of shooting deer, Chai Vang, a Hmong immigrant from Laos, shot and killed hunters. Eight hunters were shot in northern Wisconsin, six of whom died including …

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  • Extra, Extra… Boost Your Smoothies

    blueberry smoothie

    A post-workout smoothie is a quick and effective way to help your body recover from a workout. One of the best things about smoothies is that you can easily add powder supplements to give yourself an extra boost. These powders easily dissolve into your smoothie along with any unpleasant tastes that would be present if …

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  • Hey, Mayor de Blasio! What Ever Happened to the Carriage Horse Ban?

    Activists urge de Blasio to ban carriage horses | Crain's New Yo

     

    by Robert Wilbur and Martha Rosenberg

    Last year, a coalition of animal lovers seeking to ban Manhattan’s carriage horse industry helped defeat Christine Quinn, once the front-runner for mayor, because she opposed such a prohibition. Mayor de Blasio, who beat Quinn, pledged his first action as mayor would be to ban the controversial rides. Yet …

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  • Use Your Summer Fruit All Winter Long

    Dehydrating food is the original form of food preservation. Today modern techniques focus on pasteurization and artificial additives to prolong our food supply. While this has greatly improved our food supply stability, it has come at a cost of dangerous chemicals whose long-term implications have not been well studied.

    Fortunately, dehydrating your own food …

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  • A Nutritional Approach to Depression

    Many people turn to anti-depressants to relieve their emotional suffering. While medication can be life-saving under certain circumstances, a nutritional approach to depression has few, if any, of the side effects of medications. In many instances, people can start to feel better emotionally and physically just by virtue of eating nourishing foods.

    One of the …

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  • Keep Your Smoothie Healthy

    Smoothies are a great easy way to provide your body with the correct daily nutrition. Making them at home also lets you control and know exactly what you are drinking. Unfortunately, it’s easy for us to let unhealthy ingredients sneak into a healthy smoothie.

    Remember why smoothies are healthy

    Vitamins and Minerals

    Our primary source …

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  • The Role of Nutrition in Treating ADD/ADHD

    This week’s blog is on the role of nutrition in treating ADD/ADHD. Most treatments have focused upon medications, such as stimulant drugs. Millions of children are treated with medication and while successful for some, in many instances, there are unpleasant side effects. These can include nervousness, anxiety, palpitations, headache, insomnia, and loss of appetite.

    From …

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  • Should fitness be fixness (Butt and Gut)?

    Interview with Daniel Giel  Part 2.

    The joy of movement EM Technique continues the interview with Daniel as he shares insights into the process of teaching and learning the movement systems and healing modalities at his command. witness the joy of his movement…

    Give yourself permission to enjoy the joy of movement.

    Daniel Giel

    www.danielgiel.com…

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  • How to Juice while Travelling

    Drinking fresh cold pressed juice has provided me and thousands of others great results. We have lost weight, improved our energy, and address existing medical conditions with juicing. One of my keys to success is getting into a routine.

    My typical routine is to juice for 3 days and take a break for 4 days. …

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  • How to Start Juicing in 6 Steps

    Are you starting to feel like you are the only person in the world who hasn’t tried juicing? Have you done some research and want to give it a try but just aren’t sure where to start? Well today, I’m going to break it down into 6 easy digestible steps to help those that need …

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  • The Role of Nutrition in Overcoming Alcohol Addiction

    This week’s blog focuses on the role of nutrition in overcoming alcohol addiction. Studies also have found that alcohol decreases absorption of vitamins and minerals, and decreases appetite, limiting the nutrients that can be obtained from food. A whole foods diet can help to replace lost nutrients. Choose mostly organic fruits and vegetables, consuming at …

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    I didn’t want to blog about Robin’s death by apparent suicide until I could grieve some on my own. He was one of my favorite actors and comedians. So many could identify with or look up to him as he struggled to overcome his challenges, despite fame and fortune!  And, many of them are left …

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    This summer’s annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago created significant buzz in the medical community about 4 plants that may help patients battling prostate cancer. Researchers announced the results that tested 4 different ‘food pills’ vs. placebo in prostate cancer patients and tracked the Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA levels. The …

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    Open and concealed “carrying” lowers crime because the bad guys know they better not try anything. It is pretty much a gun zealot catechism ever since John Lott’s More Guns Less Crime, published in 1998. Lott lost credibility when he was unable to produce data or records showing a survey he cited in the …

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    Sunflowers are in full bloom right about now in most of the United States.  If you are lucky enough to grow them or live by someone like me who grows them, they are tall beautiful plants that add a great early fall contrast to your yard.  However, there are many additional ways you can use …

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  • 5 Underappreciated Attractions in Salt Lake City

    5 Underappreciated Attractions in Salt Lake City

    When many people picture Salt Lake City, they think of a destination only suited for outdoor enthusiasts. However, there are many attractions throughout the city that would appeal to a variety of people. The following are some attractions that don’t get as much recognition as they should.…

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    Diana & Roxy shopping on Crete

    Last month two colleagues of ours ventured to Crete for an end of summer holiday. What was intended as a beach getaway for friends though, ended up as publicity trip too. For Ruxandra Mindruta and Diana Abu-Zuaiter, suntan oil and toes in the sand turned to mini-Greek stardom. Before I relate their tale, I am …

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  • 4 Tips For Planning a Trip to Columbus

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    Columbus, the capital of Ohio, has a diverse economy based on steel, energy, retail, education, banking, and fashion. It is also home to Ohio State University and Fortune 500 companies such as Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, White Castle, Wendy’s, and Big Lots. With being packed and prepared for an awesome vacation to Columbus here are …

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  • 4 of Chicago’s Coolest Tourist Destinations

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    With over 2,500,000 residents, and 35,000 tourists visiting each year, Chicago is never a quiet town. The Windy City is home to a melting pot of cultures with plenty of activities and events to keep visitors entertained. Vacations can often feel like they fly by, so here are some of Chicago’s ABC’s to get a …

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    From spring breakers to people wanting to relax and grab a nice drink, St. Pete Beach has a beachside bar for everyone. A surefire way to find the one for you is to cruise the aptly named “Miracle Mile,” which takes you along the coast and offers a variety of watering holes. In case you …

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  • Saint Petersburg, Crown Jewel of Europe

    The Bronze Horseman is a manificant equestrian statue of Peter the Great, stands on Senate Square in Saint Petersburg. It was commissioned by Catherine the Great and created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falcone in 1782.

    Saint Petersburg, Crown Jewel of Europe

    It was a warm sunny and pleasant day in July when I arrived in Saint Petersburg. I had visited Moscow a few times before but I did not know what to expect in this city, the old capital of Russia. During the communist era, Russia was perceived as being …

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    Russia's Putin arrives for BRICs summit in Brazil - Courtesy The Kremlin

    According to business daily Vedomosti this week, Russia will likely start  restricting European airlines use of Russian airspace on routes to and from Asia.  If such “reverse” sanctions on EU and other western airlines are enacted, some experts say the economic fallout on European carriers will be crippling. Western sanctions levied against Russia, in an …

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    Atlas at Rockefeller Center, by  Sasha Kargaltsev from New York, US

    Am I ready to sell my soul for money? Absolutely. The reason is because I know like any reasonable individual that there is no such thing as a soul, it is a metaphorical social construction, which means that I will make money by selling a non-existent thing.

    For the sake of not being so literal, …

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  • A voyage on The Canal Du Rhone through Camaruge

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    A voyage on The Canal Du Rhone through Camaruge 

    I have some familiarity with the river and the sea. I have been on ferries on several occasions in the past. As I also live near the river Thames, I have a strong connection to water, but have never really had much insight into living on …

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  • The Bravade in Frejus

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    I love going to the south of France. I have been going there every year for the last 6 years and never get bored. This year, I decided to spend more time in Fréjus and other beautiful villages in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

    I and my wife walked around the historic parts of Fréjus to discover …

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  • Greece Tourism 2014: A Template for Economic Recovery

    Olga Kefalogianni

    Hard times these past few years have forced a competitive filtering-reset to take place in tourism. Since the economic crisis began in 2008, some businesses have shined, while others have ended up stagnated or worse, bankrupt for many factors. However dismal the crisis has been though, in the end the customer/traveler is starting to benefit. …

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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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  • Catching the Breeze: A Selection of Sailing Trips for 2014

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    At long last Spring is here north of the Equator, and for the seafarer at heart the sea breezes bring remembrances of good times, adventure, even romance. If landlubber vacationing has become old hat, or if the siren’s call has set your compass seaward, here’s a selection of sailing vacations adventures to set sail for. …

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    ‘Those who say that heaven lies in the clouds must have not yet visited the Chardham circuit.’

    Located in the Garhwal Himalayas, the Chardham circuit is an abode to four Hindu deities – Goddess Yamuna, Goddess Ganga, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Since ages, devotees from every nook and corner of the globe visit this …

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  • Top 5 islands that glows like millions of stars

    “…it is not the property of fire alone to give light; …small drops of the water, struck off by the motion of the oars in rowing, seem sparkling and luminous.”

                Francis Bacon, 1605

    What if I tell you that your body can glow in the ocean? At first place you will think that I have …

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  • A Peek into Wildlife Conservation in India

    Wildlife conservation is almost becoming a catchphrase.  Go and ask anyone, whether he has heard this term, and the chances are pretty good that he has. It is another matter than he may not know the exact definition, but the very fact that people are aware of this term bodes well for wildlife, many of …

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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


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