From World Leaders to Everyday Heroes, Photographer Platon Tells the Untold Stories
Feb02

From World Leaders to Everyday Heroes, Photographer Platon Tells the Untold Stories

Platon, the London-born photographer, was in Sarasota, Fla., as part of the Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series.

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New App Weather 2020 Predicts No Snow for Big Game
Feb01

New App Weather 2020 Predicts No Snow for Big Game

Traveling to New York for Super Bowl XLVIII? Lucky you! A new weather app called Weather 2020 predicts a snow-free game – and the prediction was announced in early January.

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Bonjour! Learning French with the Pimsleur Method on My iPad
Nov24

Bonjour! Learning French with the Pimsleur Method on My iPad

Bonjour! Inspired by my travels to Marseille, France, I’m in the process of learning French with the Pimsleur Course Manager App on my iPad using the Pimsleur Method.

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Zappos.com is Planning to Surprise Thanksgiving Travelers at Houston’s Geo. Bush Airport
Nov21

Zappos.com is Planning to Surprise Thanksgiving Travelers at Houston’s Geo. Bush Airport

There is a silver lining to next week’s holiday travel, at least for travelers in Houston. Zappos.com, the online clothing and shoe retailer, will be turning holiday travel into a cheerful experience on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, TX.

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Tom Brokaw Talked Future of Media in Sarasota during RCLA Town Hall Series
Jul12

Tom Brokaw Talked Future of Media in Sarasota during RCLA Town Hall Series

“Good grief, there must be nothing going on here,” legendary broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw said upon entering the press conference at Sarasota, Fla.’s Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall this past April. Brokaw was in Sarasota for the final lecture of the Ringling College Library Association’s Town Hall Lecture Series.

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Why Are Women So Mean to Each Other?
Jul08

Why Are Women So Mean to Each Other?

My question is rhetorical and doubt in my lifetime it’ll change but I just don’t get why women are so mean to each other. I grew up a tomboy. The only girls I had to play with in my neighborhood were my sisters who were a bit younger. Neighborhood kids my age were boys, all four of them plus my brother, and it seemed I always related to boys. I understood them up until our teen years then they morphed into creatures I still don’t understand.

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Health & Beauty: After 8 Weeks, Seeing is Believing with Fysiko Lash Growth Serum
Jul08

Health & Beauty: After 8 Weeks, Seeing is Believing with Fysiko Lash Growth Serum

Time flies when you’re having fun and I can’t believe I’m already halfway through testing Fysiko Lash Growth Serum. Yesterday I finished up week 8 of the 16-week program to grow longer, thicker lashes and I’m definitely seeing some thickening.

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A Welcome Home for a Sarasota Daredevil
Jul06

A Welcome Home for a Sarasota Daredevil

It may have rained on Nik Wallenda’s parade but it didn’t dampen the spirits and enthusiasm of supporters who came out to welcome the daredevil home to Sarasota, Fla., following last month’s high wire walk across the Grand Canyon. It wasn’t specifically his parade, it was the Offshore Super Boat Grand Prix‘s Festival Parade of Boats down Sarasota’s Main Street, but the timing couldn’t be more...

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Women’s Travel Gear Review: SHOLDIT Clutch Wrap Purse
Jun26

Women’s Travel Gear Review: SHOLDIT Clutch Wrap Purse

Here’s a confession, when traveling I usually feel like I’m part of the Grapes of Wrath, carrying as much with me as possible within as little luggage as possible. The SHOLDIT Clutch Wrap Purse is a solution to my desire [anxiety?] for keeping my important documents safely within reach at all times. This is especially essential when exploring suspect areas and worrying about being pick pocketed or having my purse stolen....

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With Heavy Heart, Farewell to Wing Walker Jane Wicker
Jun22

With Heavy Heart, Farewell to Wing Walker Jane Wicker

A CNN Alert popped up on my iPhone this afternoon stating: “A stunt plane with a wing walker aboard has crashed at an air show in Dayton, Ohio, according to the FAA.” My stomach sank and I hoped the wing walker wasn’t who I thought it was. Soon after, I received a phone call confirming the worst. Jane Walker, daughter, mother, friend, fiancee and wing walker, was the one who died in the crash today with pilot Charlie...

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Health & Beauty: Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure Review
Jun20

Health & Beauty: Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure Review

I’m a busy gal and although I enjoy a little nail pampering, I don’t have time to spend an hour or so at the salon for a manicure. Add in travel, my nails can be a wreck following a two-week trip. I’m so excited about imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails which I recently received in my Spring Fever VoxBox from Influenster. When it comes to nail colors and designs, it seems anything goes. I don’t have the...

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Nik Wallenda’s Final Public Training in Sarasota Prior to June 23’s Grand Canyon #SkyWire Walk
Jun19

Nik Wallenda’s Final Public Training in Sarasota Prior to June 23’s Grand Canyon #SkyWire Walk

Are you stalking Nik Wallenda? A friend jokingly asked Sunday evening after I uploaded photos from his training. So yeah, counting today, I’ve seen the “King of the Wire” train four times at Sarasota, Florida’s Nathan Benderson Park prior to his Sunday walk across the Grand Canyon. Lightning flashed in the distance but it was safe enough for the daredevil to walk the 1,000-something-foot wire, although he...

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Follow the North Star and Find American History in Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Jun18

Follow the North Star and Find American History in Chatham-Kent, Ontario

Eying the Big Dipper in the evening sky the other night, I held back tears. Don’t worry, it was all good, I’m just a sentimental baby sometimes. Earlier this month I followed the North Star to Chatham-Kent located in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, and learned it was more than just a terminus to the Underground Railroad during the mid-1800s.

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Nik Wallenda Holds Q&A While Training on the Wire in Sarasota for June 23 Grand Canyon Walk
Jun16

Nik Wallenda Holds Q&A While Training on the Wire in Sarasota for June 23 Grand Canyon Walk

Having easy access to history is pretty cool, which is why I’ve now watched daredevil Nik Wallenda train three times at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla., prior to his June 23, 2013, walk across the Grand Canyon. Each time I’ve gone, the crowd grows a little bigger, the line to meet the “King of the High Wire” grows a little longer and each training has been a little different. Q&A with Nik Wallenda...

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Sailors to Celebrate Summer Sailstice June 22, 2013
Jun15

Sailors to Celebrate Summer Sailstice June 22, 2013

June 21 will be the longest day of 2013, it’s the summer solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is closest to the sun. What will you do to make the most of your day? I can tell ya what some sailors will be doing, they’ll be celebrating “Summer Sailstice” which is celebrated annually on the weekend closest to the summer solstice. Founded in 2001 by John Arndt, this intimate event has grown and has become an...

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