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Chinese Soul Food

Share: Today kicks off Chinese New Year 2018 and the Spring Festival will be celebrated through March 2. It’s the Year of the Dog. Don’t just order take-out, why not try cooking at home. Grab your wok and a copy of Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More by Hsia-Ching Chou. If you want to jump right in you’ll find three of her classic recipes below; Soup Dumplings (Xiao Long Bao), Red-Braised Pork Belly and Dry-Fried Green Beans. Hsiao-Ching Chou is an award-winning food journalist, cooking instructor and author.  Chinese Soul Food is a collection of...

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Benovia Winery Announces New Leadership Structure

Share: Benovia Winery, a small production, family-owned winery in the heart of the Russian River Valley, is pleased to announce new leadership with Ed Thralls promoted to general manager and Co-Founder Mary Dewane stepping into the new role of vice chairman. “I am excited about Benovia’s leadership team and the high level of expertise and professionalism they bring to our winery,” said Joe Anderson, co-founder and chairman of Benovia.  “Ed has been successful over the last 18 months fueling growth and developing our brand, while Mary was instrumental in developing the original brand experience and will now nurture and augment the...

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Global Travel Trends Report

Share: Visa recently released its Global Travel Intentions report, a study that looks at motivators and behaviors of international travelers, as well as upcoming trends for 2018, and I wanted to share with you in case you’re working on any travel stories the data may be useful for, especially as people start thinking about the spring break travel plans. Some sample stats & trends: Trips are getting shorter: The global average is now eight nights, down from 10 nights on average in 2013. Technology is helping some travelers better navigate their destinations: 88 percent of travelers gained online access while abroad. Almost...

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Five Ways to Engage Employees and Promote Growth

Share: An organization’s greatest asset is its human capital. That’s why many organizations invest a lot of resources in hiring good employees. But good employees can deteriorate over time, especially when they feel demotivated and stagnant. An organization’s responsibility to its employees doesn’t stop with providing monetary compensation and mandated benefits. Organizations have the responsibility to meet employees’ other needs—job satisfaction, career growth, fringe benefits, etc.―to ensure that they remain engaged and continue to grow. Every organization needs engaged employees to thrive. Engaged employees are driven, and they perform exceptionally in any task. Read further to learn how you...

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Balenciaga, Master of Couture at Montreal’s McCord Museum

Share: The Montreal’s McCord Museum North American exclusive fashion exhibition on Balenciaga. From June 15 to October 14, 2018, the McCord Museum in Montreal is pleased to present a North American exclusive premiere–Balenciaga, Master of Couture, a major fashion exhibition organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A). Revered by his contemporaries and future fashion designers alike, Cristóbal Balenciaga represents the pinnacle of haute couture in the 1950s and 1960s. His exquisite craftsmanship, pioneering use of fabrics and innovative cutting set the tone for the modernity of late 20th century fashion. This exhibition takes an almost forensic look...

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