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Richard Cox

Richard Cox

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Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

Life

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June Rousso

June Rousso

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Hoa Nguyen

Hoa Nguyen

World

This blog provides an angle on Vietnam's economy as well as its culture influencing business performances in this country. .. view profile

Barry Bassis
Barry Bassis

Barry Bassis

Arts & Culture

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Dennis Adonis
Dennis Adonis

Dennis Adonis

News

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Stephen Stapczynski

World

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Linda Moore

Linda Moore

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John Christopher Fine

John Christopher Fine

Life

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Bianca Silva
Bianca Silva

Bianca Silva

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Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson

World

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Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.

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Nicole Mordeno-Kenneally
Nicole Mordeno-Kenneally

Nicole Mordeno-Kenneally

World

is a member of Alpha Phi Omega Service Sorority and the American Association of Notaries... view profile

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Deborah Asseraf

Deborah Asseraf

Business

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Veronica Davis

Veronica Davis

Life

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    When you are invited to attend an event, it may be “casual chic”, “black tie”, etc. It can often be difficult to figure out what to wear to certain events, because it seems that fashion rules are changing all the time. The most important thing, no matter what type of event you are dressing for, …

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    With so many people putting things online, it can be difficult to figure out who owns copyrights and how to protect one’s intellectual property. There are many different types of online posts, with the three main types being articles or blogs, photographs and other images, and videos. Anyone who thinks that their work has been …

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    “It is Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The wall paper was custom made,” Server Camille Horton explained. In the midst of a brutal Civil War President Abraham Lincoln took a long train ride from Washington to this rural farming hamlet to deliver ‘a few appropriate remarks’ on November 19, 1863. It took him about two minutes. The …

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  • Cathy’s Tuesday Tip: Decorating With Flowers

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    From centerpieces to side tables. I believe flowers are like the icing on a cake. I use them to add bursts of color, create an interesting centerpiece as well as add texture to a space. Greenery is a key element in design and can go a long way to helping a space “come alive”.

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  • Design Recipe Of The Week: Basic Colors To Achieve Serenity In The Bedroom

    Happy Monday! This week our Design Recipe of the Week is focused on some basic colors to achieve calm in the bedroom. While I personally love color everywhere (my bedroom walls are my signature color Orange), some of you may prefer a more neutral palette. I believe cool grays and warm taupes can be a …

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  • Did You Ever Trust a Chef?

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    Did you ever trust a chef to prepare a gourmet meal for you? Sure, Mom did it all the time. You came home and ate what she prepared. Apart from some radiant dislikes, rarely does the family participate in planning a daily dinner meal in most homes. Even the tradition of all family sitting down …

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  • Thursday Travel To Design…AFRICA! Be Bold, Be Bright, Be Beautiful!


    Africa has always captivated me with it’s natural, BOLD beauty. Every aspect draws me in! From the BRIGHT colors and BOLD patterns, to the WILD beauty and UNTAMED natural elements! When using African culture as your inspiration, you have a large realm of options for decorating!

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  • Summer Festival in Gettysburg

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    Getysburg College is rated one of the most beautiful campuses in America. It is set on the edge of town with turn of the century brick and stone buildings, a chapel and magnificent sprawling lawns. A fountain adds to the tranquility of any stroll among sculpture and outdoor art. Not far away, on a knoll …

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  • Cathy’s Tuesday Tip-Make A Bold Statement With Art

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    I have a confession to make. When my husband and I purchased our first property together, the very first purchase we made was a piece of artwork. That’s right, we didn’t buy a bed or a sofa or a even a coffee table. We chose to invest in a piece of artwork. While both my …

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  • Design Recipe Of The Week: Setting A Table For Entertaining

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    When it comes to entertaining. I believe that beyond serving your guests a delicious meal, table presentation is almost just as important. So often guests will remember how “beautiful” the table looked or the decor in the room. While I love the concept of “soothing” colors for entertaining, depending on the occasion, festive and bold …

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  • Gettysburg Battle Reenactments

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    It was the battle that turned the tide of the American Civil War. When General Robert E. Lee retreated across the Potomac River, the death knell of the southern cause was sounded. The war would bleed on for two more years. The attempt to invade the north and capture the Pennsylvania capital of Harrisburg failed. …

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  • 5 Tips to Avoid Over Snacking

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  • Mamie Eisenhower Lives

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    Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander on June 6, 1944, during the ‘D Day’ embarkation that sent thousands of troops ashore in Normandy, was elected 34th President of the United States in 1952. His inauguration was January 20, 1953. Reelected in November 1956, he served two terms in the White House.

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  • Scuba Tanks Ring for Peace

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    Cylinders must pass hydrostatic testing every five years. The dive industry promulgated standards to visually inspect the interior of Scuba tanks every year for rust, corrosion or valve cracks. Hydrostatic tests are the same tests required by the Department of Transportation for all gas cylinders as well as fire extinguishers filled to high pressures with …

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  • Tips for Easy Swimming Pool Maintenance

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    If you live in a warm area, hopefully you’re lucky enough to own your own swimming pool. Many people decide not to install a pool at their home because they think that they will have to do a lot of pool maintenance throughout the year. The truth is that pool services can be done in …

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    When you are invited to attend an event, it may be “casual chic”, “black tie”, etc. It can often be difficult to figure out what to wear to certain events, because it seems that fashion rules are changing all the time. The most important thing, no matter what type of event you are dressing for, …

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    Bitcoins have become a popular currency over recent years. Bitcoins were created in 2009 and have since increased in value and circulation. The person or team who invented the Bitcoin remains anonymous and goes by the alias “Satoshi Nakamoto”. Initially Bitcoins were limited to online shopping, but let’s face it, a huge chunk of retail …

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  • Are You Buying Organic or Natural Foods? Learn How to Understand Labeling

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  • Happy Ghosts & Goblins, Scary Stories for Everyone!

    ghost and goblin and scary stories

    In preparation for a trip to Worlds of Fun (thanks to the free tickets we got from my husband’s work), I’ve been watching some YouTube videos and showing the kiddos (they’ve never been to a real amusement park)… One in particular, gave me a flashback. The Worlds of Fun’s Great American Train Robbery reenactment reminded …

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  • The Secret to Cooking Corn on the Cob

    The Secret to Cooking Corn

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  • One Lincoln, Inspired Cuisine

    Serrano ham with almond crusted dates. It tastes as delicious as it looks. A specialty on One Lincoln Restaurant’s charcuterie plate. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    “It is Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The wall paper was custom made,” Server Camille Horton explained. In the midst of a brutal Civil War President Abraham Lincoln took a long train ride from Washington to this rural farming hamlet to deliver ‘a few appropriate remarks’ on November 19, 1863. It took him about two minutes. The …

    Read More

  • Did You Ever Trust a Chef?

    Re-enactors stroll on the grounds of the Wydham Gettysburg Hotel. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    Did you ever trust a chef to prepare a gourmet meal for you? Sure, Mom did it all the time. You came home and ate what she prepared. Apart from some radiant dislikes, rarely does the family participate in planning a daily dinner meal in most homes. Even the tradition of all family sitting down …

    Read More

  • DIY Gardens for Cooking and Entertaining

    DIY Beds Planted

    We are all aware of the phrases “eat local” and “buy local”. Most of us love when this is brought to our attention and will make the choice to do both whenever possible. What may not be so obvious is how to do “DIY” when it comes to growing and preparing some of our own …

    Read More

  • Summer Festival in Gettysburg

    Chuck Moran (Left red collar), General Manager of One Lincoln Square and the Gettysburg Hotel with Chef Joseph Hughes at the Schmukler Gallery preparing amazing treats for guests at the art festival. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    Getysburg College is rated one of the most beautiful campuses in America. It is set on the edge of town with turn of the century brick and stone buildings, a chapel and magnificent sprawling lawns. A fountain adds to the tranquility of any stroll among sculpture and outdoor art. Not far away, on a knoll …

    Read More

  • Gettysburg Battle Reenactments

    Flags and banners blow in the wind as drum rolls and bugle calls bring reenactors to the field at Gettysnburg, Pennsylvania for the 151st Anniversary of the Civil War battle fought here. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    It was the battle that turned the tide of the American Civil War. When General Robert E. Lee retreated across the Potomac River, the death knell of the southern cause was sounded. The war would bleed on for two more years. The attempt to invade the north and capture the Pennsylvania capital of Harrisburg failed. …

    Read More

  • 5 Tips to Avoid Over Snacking

    Avoid Over Snacking This Summer

    Why is it that we tend to over snack in the summertime? There seem to be a few reasons why we tend to snack more when it is hot outside.  Here are some I know about: It’s too hot so we are not motivated to fix a meal, the ice cream truck is in our …

    Read More

  • Mamie Eisenhower Lives

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    Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander on June 6, 1944, during the ‘D Day’ embarkation that sent thousands of troops ashore in Normandy, was elected 34th President of the United States in 1952. His inauguration was January 20, 1953. Reelected in November 1956, he served two terms in the White House.

    He met Mamie Doud …

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  • Scuba Tanks Ring for Peace

    Scuba tank decorated with a lighthouse as a beacon. The work is titled ‘Iuminating the Path,’ and is on display at Prana in Key Largo, Florida. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    Cylinders must pass hydrostatic testing every five years. The dive industry promulgated standards to visually inspect the interior of Scuba tanks every year for rust, corrosion or valve cracks. Hydrostatic tests are the same tests required by the Department of Transportation for all gas cylinders as well as fire extinguishers filled to high pressures with …

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  • Tips for Easy Swimming Pool Maintenance

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    If you live in a warm area, hopefully you’re lucky enough to own your own swimming pool. Many people decide not to install a pool at their home because they think that they will have to do a lot of pool maintenance throughout the year. The truth is that pool services can be done in …

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  • Choosing an Endodontist for Your Root Canal Surgery

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    If you are dealing with the pain of an abscessed tooth or toothaches caused by cavities, you may need to have root canal surgery done. This is not something that the average dentist performs in his office. You will probably need to visit an endodontist for this type of procedure. This is a dental surgeon …

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  • I Hate My Life!!!

    Dear Kathy,

         I feel completely overwhelmed by my life. I live with my father, who has dementia. I have an aide with him weekdays so I can go to work. I’m with him 24/7 the rest of the time. My brother lives out of state and my sister, who lives in the neighborhood, is “too …

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  • Captain Don Stewart

    Captain Don Stewart landed on Bonaire in his sinking sailboat in 1962. Dutch authorities told him to make himself useful of leave. He died on Bonaire May 28, 2014, after 52 years of useful life on the island. John Christopher Fine copyright 2014

    He was checking a family in at Habitat on Bonaire. The reception area was just a small booth. For all intents and purposes, Captain Don, for whom Habitat was named, was cranky. The family arrived in a taxi from the airport after nightfall. Nobody else was around to check them in. Don didn’t volunteer to …

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  • Changing Habits–Choosing Music over TV

    Music is a better and healthier alternative to TV when eating.

    Studies show that if we eat with distractions, we will end up eating more. TV is just one of those distractions. When you think about it, when we are watching TV we really aren’t aware of anything else. If we are eating, it becomes a rote process. We eat until what is before us …

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  • Cheating and Lying Husband

    Dear Kathy,

    I recently discovered, completely by accident, that my husband of six years is going out on dates with other women and has been lying to me about it throughout our whole marriage! He travels for work and when he goes to the Northeast, where he lived until we married, he makes plans with …

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  • Dr. Sally Bauer: Saving Diving History

    Outside view of the History of Diving Museum. Family fun where visitors can spend a hour or a day. Sally and her late husband Joe created the museum. Myriam Moran copyright 2014

    The History of Diving Museum at Mile Marker 83 in Islamorada, Florida is more than a building to house memorabilia. It is a living legacy dedicated to preserving history and sharing knowledge about human penetration of the underwater world. How it got there is a story about an emergency room doctor and a surgeon. A …

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  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property on the Internet

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    With so many people putting things online, it can be difficult to figure out who owns copyrights and how to protect one’s intellectual property. There are many different types of online posts, with the three main types being articles or blogs, photographs and other images, and videos. Anyone who thinks that their work has been …

    Read More

  • Starting Your Own Business: Where To Begin?

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    Starting your own business is a daunting but exhilarating task which you can undertake. Depending on your skills and interests – whether you are a talented baker looking to sell your cakes and pastries, or an aspiring web designer wanting to set up your own company – starting your own business could change your life. …

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  • The 3 Types of People to Avoid Hiring

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    The irony of running a professional staffing firm is that it is more challenging for me to find talent for our firm than it is to find talent for our clients; and it’s not even close.  When a client calls us to fill an urgent need, we can usually turn around and find someone for …

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  • The 4 Types of “Groceries” Every Manager Should Pick

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    Bill Parcells, the legendary football coach, once said, “If I’m going to be asked to cook the meal, I’d like to be able to pick the groceries.”  Those were his words as he resigned from the New England Patriots.  I always remember that quote because that was the driving force behind why I left my …

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  • How to Achieve Company Formations With a Registered Address

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     Many people, including you, may have a great business idea which you think would be successful. You may have discussed it with friends and family and carried out comprehensive market research with positive results. However, you will also need to decide if you need to obtain funding, business premises, stock suppliers, staff etc. You also …

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  • The Virtual Cover Letter

    A well written cover letter can help you land an interview that you may not get with just a resume alone. (Source: Lighthouse Management Group)

    The hiring process can be somewhat nebulous at times.  Sometimes it amazes me how certain people get the roles they are in.  It just goes to show that the hiring process will always have very subjective influences.  This should not be so surprising since we are talking about the human element. There is no one …

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  • Could You Make Money Working from Home?

    Most people love the idea of being able to work from home, working the hours they choose and doing whatever it is they love. However, most people believe that all those ‘home based opportunities’ are scams. While there are plenty of scams out there, particularly on the internet, working from home is perfectly doable – …

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  • 5 Surefire Ways to Increase Business Efficiency

    The more efficient you make your business, the more opportunities you have to become successful. An efficient business makes the most of its time and resources. By focusing on these 5 surefire ways to increase business’ efficiency, you should find your business reaching goals sooner than expected.

    Use Organized Workstations

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  • Taking On Challenges to Boost Your Career

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    As a recruiter, I’ve spoken to thousands of people throughout my career and as you might expect, I hear a lot of the same things with regards to their career.  One of the things that I hear the most when candidates describe their next opportunity is that they want to be challenged.  I often wonder …

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  • The Nine Fundamentals of Fundraising

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    Whether you’re trying to raise money for a school, sports team, church group, or a charitable organization, there are a few fundamentals to keep in mind. By mastering these nine basic concepts, you’ll increase your chances of success as you seek to raise money for new equipment, travel expenses, ongoing operating costs, and other expenses.…

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  • 9 Things You Need to Get Started in the Restaurant Business

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    Getting started in the restaurant business is more than just knowing how much spaghetti goes on the plate. Even a passion for cooking and working with people is not enough. Anyone with a desire to start in the restaurant business should be aware of the essential to get off the ground.…

    1. Licenses and Permits

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  • The Importance of Taking Criticism Constructively at Work

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    I love to hire confident people and surround myself with driven individuals.  Having a competitive environment helps everyone push one another to maximize their potential.  Competition, pride, ego, etc., all of that is great in my opinion in a performance driven environment.  It also means there’s never a dull moment.  Leading these types of talented …

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  • Career Corner: Professionalism at the Workplace

    It’s in your best interests to be as professional as possible in the workplace. It is important to have respect for others, respect for your self, and respect for the organization. (Photos.com)

    Over the past month, our firm has hired a number of new people due to growth. I am always excited to see new faces walking around the office, and I can’t help but reminisce about my time as a new employee, when I first began my career. It’s always a bit awkward being the new …

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  • Career Corner: How to Find a New Job Without Burning Bridges

    An employment information session at Columbia University on Nov. 9th, 2011. (Amal Chen/The Epoch Times)

    The stock market has been surging, and with signs of growth in the job market it looks like more and more people may be eagerly looking for their next opportunity. Employers are loosening their straps and are beginning to hire more aggressively. If you’re one of those individuals who have endured in a job that …

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    The stock market has been surging and with signs of growth in the job market it looks like more and more people maybe eagerly looking at their next opportunity.  Employers are loosening their straps and are beginning to hire more aggressively. If you’re one of those individuals who have endured in a job that you’re …

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