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Beer vs. Wine: surprising facts and market trends

By Alex Hillberg Beer vs. Wine: surprising facts and market trends “If you can’t drink it, don’t cook with it,” so said the late celebrity chef, Keith Floyd, about using wines to flavor food. If the guy was still around, he’d agree that any of the top wine brands we’ve listed in the infographic below would pass his taste, he who loved to cook with a half bottle of wine because the other half–he already drank. Wine isn’t the only alcohol you can use for cooking; in fact, marinating with beer not only tenderizes meat, but neutralizes carcinogens from...

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Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer

In 1922, a journalist remarked to General Bruce, leader of the British Everest Expedition, about British tenacity. Bruce replied with a single word: “Shackleton.” Ernest Shackleton is one of history’s great explorers, an extraordinary character who pioneered the path to the South Pole over one hundred years ago and became a dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. A charismatic personality, his incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. He was a restless adventurer from an Irish background who joined the Empire’s last great endeavour of exploration— to conquer the South Pole with Scott on the Discovery...

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Salem VI: Chain of Souls

Salem VI: Chain of Souls Book Excerpt courtesy of pressquepublishing.com. This is the second book in the Salem Witch Trilogy, to read a chapter from the first book, Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising click here. by Jack Heath and John Thompson PROLOGUE T h e  g i r l’ s  f e e t  k i c k e d  u p  s m a l l  p u f f s of dust as she walked down the dirt lane. The greens, blues, and reds of her plaid skirt seemed to pulse with every step, and the wind tossed the...

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Luxe Beat Magazine Highlights Five U.S. Spas

Spas in the United States know how to take care of their guests. They also are well known for fitting into the gorgeous setting the spa is built in. We have  pulled together a list highlighting  such spas. Let’s see which spas made this list! 1. Kapalua Spa located at Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, HI. “Surrounded by breathtaking views of the West Maui Mountains and sparkling turquoise waters of Kapalua Bay, this 45,000 square-foot, three-story spa is the winner of the ‘2012 Best Luxury Destination Spa’ for the United States. The spa perfectly integrates a peaceful Mauka (mountain) to Makai (ocean) experience....

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Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising

Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising Book Excerpt courtesy of pressquepublishing.com. This is the first book in the Salem Witch Trilogy, we’ll be featuring Salem VI: Chain of Souls Book II next month. By Jack Heath and John Thompson Prologue Burlington, Vermont, October 17, 1978 THE MAN STOOD IN THE SHADOWS, SHIVERING, rocking from foot to foot to keep his toes from freezing and watched his breath whiten in the cold air. It was only mid-October, but up here in Vermont the unseasonably frigid night felt like January. Across the street the lights of Davis Hall burned through the clear air...

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How & Where iPhone Is Made: Comparison Of Apple’s Manufacturing Process

Article By Alex Hillsberg republished with permission. We call it the iPhone Saga, how Apple has perfected the art of juggling the global supply chain, its nose locked on where on earth to get suppliers that can offer the most efficient and best value parts under Apple’s strict quality benchmark. This infographic comes on the heels of our editorial team’s past effort to follow the iPhone supply chain and what it means to American manufacturing. The latest story is about the iPhone 6 using glass and not the rumored sapphire crystal. But the story is more than just the...

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The Most Expensive Food In The World: 10 Lavish Alternatives To Your Everyday Dishes

It’s just another Paris Hilton Instagram post showing the room service meal she ordered during her Shanghai sojourn last November. “I love Chinese food,” she commented. But there’s one problem, except for the fried rice, the dishes were hardly Chinese: panini, creamy soup, spaghetti, and some other general meals. I wouldn’t fault her though, and the public seems to understand her little culinary mishap. After all, the Paris Hiltons amidst us are more at home eating fancy meals than being confronted by an unassuming panini. Well then, let’s give Paris Hilton one fancy menu. I thought to put together...

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10 World’s Most Expensive Cars Owned By Celebrities

By Alex Hillsberg and Chris Sibbet Does having the most expensive car matter to a celebrity? Apparently not to David Beckham. Nor does he care that his Rollys-Royce Phantom Drophead is the slowest in top speed and acceleration rate among the top 10 most expensive celebrity cars featured on our latest infographic. Perhaps for this Englishman, it’s the class that counts. You couldn’t get a classier “family car” than Beckham’s; he was even spotted to drive his kids around Beverly Hills in his Phantom. But rap stars are definitely at it, topping the first half of the most expensive...

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There Are No Do-Overs

By Tom Raffio, Barbara McLaughlin & Dave Cowens Find the Right Players for the Right Positions Long before I was awarded a four-year basketball scholarship to Florida State University in 1966, my high school coach told me if I was five feet away from the basket with the ball, I should pass it out to a guard and not shoot. When I advanced to the Celtics, I was lucky to play alongside Larry Bird. Larry was an offensive genius and as competitive and dedicated to his coach as any athlete has ever been. His ability to control games was...

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Most Expensive Homes in America – Infographic

The luxury of fine living can be seen in homes across America. The United States is home to some beautiful one-of-a-kind real estate. From historical farmhouses and plantation properties with hundreds of years of history; to ultra-modern penthouses in the heart of a booming urban metropolis, there are practically limitless examples of every type of luxury home imaginable. But of all the amazing properties throughout the country, only a few stand above the rest as the priciest and most luxurious homes in America. Find out what sets these properties apart as the most expensive real estate in the country....

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Debi Lander – Featured Luxe Beat Contributor

By Maralyn D. Hill and Sherrie Wilkolaski Debi Lander is a freelance travel journalist, photographer and seasoned international traveler who hails from St. Augustine, Florida. She has a keen interest in soft and active adventure, food and wine, history and culture. Her work has been published in Visa Black Card and Islands magazines, AOL Travel, FoxNews, Automotive Traveler, Business Jet Traveler, Taste of the South and many online publications. Debi is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association. She maintains a website with a travel and food blog...

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The End of Innocence

Luxe Beat Magazine has the exclusive sneak preview of Allegra Jordan’s book The End of Innocence. Prologue The wind bit into his neck. It burned his bruised ear, and the quick- falling snow piled around his boots. But the question repeated ceaselessly in his mind, like a record’s needle turning after the song is through, the machine’s energy not yet spent. It seemed like such a short time ago when one single death had brought his world to a halt. Mere months before, he’d been a student in America, at Harvard, when Max von Steiger, a fellow German classmate...

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