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Top 10 Real Estate News Stories – Celebrity Homes & More

The latest scoop on today’s most interesting real estate news and celebrity homes is featured at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. “Top 10 Real Estate News” “Basic Instinct Love House For Sale” The Carmel-by-the-Sea home where Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone hooked up in the 1992 ‘Basic Instinct’ movie thriller is for sale at $16.995 million. The 16-room, 12,000-square-foot home on two acres features Pacific Ocean views, two kitchens, domed library and a soda fountain. In another connection to fame, a former owner was Steve Fossett who disappeared in 2007 after setting a number of land and sea speed records including the first person to fly...

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A Chat with Gloria Steinem

During a one-hour conversation about DACA with Gloria Steinem at Los Angeles City College, over one hundred students, faculty and Los Angelenos streamed into the Herb Albert Music Center to hear Steinem speak about equality and DACA with Samantha Ramirez-Herrera, a world renown expert in multicultural communication for the Latin and Hispanic communities.  Steinem a prolific writer, lecturer, editor and trailblazer of feminism discussed the repercussions from the recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Initiated under President Barack Obama in 2012, DACA protects immigrants who arrived in the United States in their youth...

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Interesting Facts About 6 Common Words’ Origins

Ever stopped for a moment and wondered how the common words you use in your daily life came into being? Probably you have been too busy to ponder upon that mystery and did not use numerology to find your strengths. Well, as a matter of fact, some of the words we use numerous times on a daily basis have really interesting origins that are worth looking into. So, read on and increase your knowledge of the unknown facts:- Nightmare Nightmares are the bad dreams we encounter during night, so the name rather makes some sense. But what has mare...

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Chinese Soul Food

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 80...

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Bizarre Sleeping Habits of 61 Famous People

By Raj Vardhman The notion that we need eight hours of sleep per night has permeated the popular culture big time. I find this somewhat odd, as many of the pop culture truisms stem from the most popular people and their habits, but a quick look at the inforgraphic below reveals that many notorious people have had weird sleeping habits, to say the least. One thing to notice is that their strange sleeping patterns have not made them unproductive or unsuccessful. In fact, in many cases it seems that (at least parts of) their success and popularity might be...

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Sex, Food & Rock N Roll With Chef Giovannina Bellino

We sat down with Giovannina Bellino, the creator of the Flavor Bombs, cook and personality extraordinaire to discuss inspiration, cooking and more. What do you do? I produce and sell a food product called flavorbombs and I am a cookbook author; Cooking With Flavor Bombs. I have a website and blog called Sex~Food~Rock & Roll because these are important topics to most people and it puts a smile on our faces. How did you get into your profession?  I LOVE cooking for my family and always tried to streamline the process. I’m a vegetable gardener and I made pesto and soffritto...

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Inside Award Season Gifting Lounges

Stepping into the Secret Room Events gifting lounge during award season is a kaleidoscope of colors. Invitations are sent to entertainment nominees before an award show. Movie stars arrive with their managers and publicists to receive and learn about exquisite jewelry, trendy skin and hair care products, clothing, stationary and organizers, children’s products, vacation destinations and gourmet food items. A select few journalists also get to participate in the gifting frenzy. Here’s a peek at some of the exclusive products presented and gifted to guests attending the event: To get camera ready for the Golden Globes, attendees received NUDESTIX gift...

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Countdown to Spring and the 82nd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival

April 13 – 15, 2018 in Piedmont Park This spring the Atlanta Dogwood Festival will celebrate its 82nd year of providing Atlantans and visitors with three days of fine art, live entertainment and outdoor enjoyment. The third oldest fine arts festival in the country and the longest-running festival in Atlanta, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival draws 250,000+ attendees to Piedmont Park where they can peruse the Artist Market, catch music from up-and-coming bands, see international entertainment and partake in festival fare and midway rides. It’s no wonder this event is the city’s official kickoff to spring!  AT A GLANCE The 82nd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival takes place in Piedmont Park...

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Interview with Storyteller Alan Trustman

The name Alan Trustman might not ring a bell, but some of his work might. Trustman is the writer of The Thomas Crowne Affair, Bullitt and They Call Me Mr. Tibbs! as well as an American lawyer, pari-mutuel operator and currency trader. We sat down with Alan to to ask him 10 questions. He kept his answers, like his writing, short but sweet. You wrote The Thomas Crown Affair, which is one of the best films of all time starring Steve McQeen and Faye Dunaway. What was the inspiration behind the story?  I worked at The First National Bank of...

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It’s All About authenticity in the ‘Original’ Las Vegas

It’s Vegas, Baby! But, if you’re looking for cheesy Elvis impersonators, glitzy shows or swanky casinos lining the streets, you’re not in the right place. This is Las Vegas, New Mexico, or what the locals like to call the “original” Las Vegas. Here, scenic beauty, rich history, eclectic architecture and a burgeoning art community combine to create one of Northern New Mexico’s most fascinating destinations. It’s a hidden gem that’s slowly being discovered by visitors who seek authenticity in their travels as they take a trip back through time. In this land of legend and lore, you’ll find a...

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Christmas Harry Potter Style at Universal Studios Hollywood

Christmas has arrived at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” inside Universal Studios Hollywood.  As night falls, Hogemeade Village sparkles with snow capped roofs and storefronts are decorated with holiday garland and decorations. The Hogwarts Castle is lit with color illuminating Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during designated times. The awe-inspiring light projection show is choreographed to the musical arrangement from the Harry Potter movies. Walking down the cobblestone streets, I felt as if I traveled to the historic British land of Harry Potter’s world. Karen Irwin, President & COO, Universal Studios Hollywood wanted her team to create an interactive and...

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Paris Can Wait: An Elegant Cinematic Travelogue

While watching actress Diane Lane tour Southern France in Eleanor Coppola’s first motion picture, Paris Can Wait, I thought: This movie will appeals to women and lovers of good food and travel. Eleanor Coppola is the wife of Academy Award winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, and mother to filmmakers Sofia and Roman Coppola. She caught the movie-making virus from her family while in her 70s. Married to Francis for 54 years, she accompanied him with her children while he made such blockbuster films as Apocalypse Now. Later, Eleanor helmed behind-the-scenes documentaries for her husband and daughter. After telling a friend...

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