Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at
Whether you’re heading to New York for business or pleasure, you’ll probably want to look for a great place where you can dine out. Popular travel site Trip Advisor has made a list of New York restaurants that are actually owned by celebrities. These fabulous restaurants show that many celebrities are fantastic entrepreneurs as well.
If you’re into Japanese food and classic Mafia movies that what could be a better haven for you than Nobu? This popular authentic Japanese restaurant was born when legendary actor Robert de Niro made an alliance in 1994 with accomplished chef, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa.
You may know Eva Longoria as the hot little Latina gracing TV hit Desperate Housewives but her culinary project Beso has also proven that she’s also hot in the kitchen. In fact, some of the recipes that you will see on the restaurant’s menu are Longoria’s own creations.
If you’re a fan of rock music and metal then be sure to grab a bite over at Town’s Sports Bar and Grill. Owned by famous rocker Alice Cooper, the place even has waitresses dressed in Alice Cooper eye makeup. You might be surprised that the grill not only caters to rock lovers but also has plenty of athletic entrepreneurs as well.
Mail this post
Monday, May 24th, 2010 at
Because of the wars and other political tension that surrounds the country, Iraq has not exactly been known for its cultural scene. However, it’s a fact that Baghdad has been making an effort to revive its cultural environment that was once well-known all over the country and the world. This effort recently enjoyed some fruit as a 13-year-old prodigy from California graced the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra with his piano-playing prowess.
Llewellyn Kingman Sanchez Werner originally resides in Los Angeles but studies music in the prestigious Julliard School in New York. The young musician astounded the crowd when he played Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin which was met with a standing ovation.
Most of the audiences were Iraqi citizens although several American soldiers were also present in the crowd.
Werner arrived in Iraq with his parents and was instantly surrounded with security that included a bulletproof vest and checkpoints. The boy admits that he was nervous at first when he arrived in Iraq, knowing that he was in a war-stricken nation. However, he was also happy to say that the warm people that greeted him immediately made him feel relaxed.
The musician was apparently not just talented but was also impressively diplomatic, stating that he was aware of the conflict between his country and Iraq and he hopes that his performance shows the Iraqi citizens that something good can also come from the States to their land.
Mail this post
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at
Releasing their own perfume products is one of the common ventures that celebrities usually try. One of the famous celebrities who are enjoying plenty of success and profits with her scent is none other than pop princess Britney Spears. Britney Pears Eau da Parfume is one of the best-selling scents in the perfume market today. However, do you really know what goes into your favorite celebrity perfume?
Let’s take Ms. Spears’ Curious for instance. When you take a look at the bottle, you will see that some of the common ingredients are listed. These ingredients include Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol and Limonene. However, Environmental Working Group and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics recently stated that at least 17 other ingredients of the perfume are not listed on the bottle.
These findings were included in the report that the two organizations recently released, entitled “Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrances”. The report contained the results of studies done on about 27 fragrances that bear the name of celebrities such as Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez. The report also stated that an average of 14 chemicals per bottle were not listed in the ingredients. These “secret” ingredients potentially disrupt hormones and cause allergic reactions.
Mail this post
Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at
If you’re someone who stays up-to-date with your gaming news then you’re probably aware that gaming giant Nintendo is having some difficulty recently. It has been reported that the sales of the popular Nintendo console Wii has been down by as much as 21%.
However, despite this dismal news, Satoru Iwata refuses to admit defeat. The president of Nintendo states that the poor sales are not a reason for them to worry since Nintendo is a company that is constantly developing new consoles. So even if the Wii’s time is over, it’s a guarantee that the company will be going back to the drawing board. After all, Nintendo is very well-known for its competitive research and development department.
Yet despite Iwata’s claims that the company will be focusing on a new console, this doesn’t mean that Nintendo will be pushing the Wii aside. Iwata talks about how game consoles make a comeback even after years of being forgotten. As an example, he talks about the popular Game Boy which was shelved for a long time. The console made a very dramatic and successful comeback when Pokeman became a popular game. Although it’s impossible to know if the same ideal fate can happen to the Wii, Iwata remains optimistic and excited about the upcoming titles that Nintendo will release.
Mail this post
Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at
If you are like most women then you are probably always on the lookout for affordable beauty treatments. Fortunately, today’s beauty market features some cheap beauty products that you may want to try.
If you are looking for something that can help you exfoliate the skin on your face and body, making it smooth and soft then Palmer’s Cocoa Butter may be just what you’re looking for. This classic favorite can be used to moisturize your face or give you a soothing feeling after a bath.
If you like to try different hairstyles but you are having trouble keeping them in place then Elnett Hairspray by L’Oreal can be your best friend. This hair product is actually used by professional stylists to tame and maintain the hairstyles of runway models.
True Instant Volume Mascara is another great beauty buy. If you want to open up your peepers to give you that wide-eyed innocent look or you want to go for the dark and seductive bedroom eyes, this mascara can do the trick.
If you wish to fight the signs of ageing like sagging, dry and wrinkled skin then you might also want to get yourself some supply of Baby Bottom Butter. This best-selling product is not only effective but also very affordable.
Mail this post
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at
You don’t have to be a health expert to know that nicotine, alcohol and junk food are all harmful to one’s health. However, anybody can also notice that major corporations still continue to advertise their products even though they are bad for the health. Simply turn on the TV and you will see scrumptious commercials of fried food, sugar-laden pastries and other junk food products.
The sad thing is: the more these profit-hungry corporations get rich, the more ordinary consumers become poor. In fact, health conditions that are related to alcohol and obesity actually cost the American society about $70 billion annually.
So when will junk food, nicotine and alcohol industries finally be held accountable?
During the 1980’s, the government decided to take a stand and control advertisements related to tobacco. As a result, the number of smokers and tobacco-related deaths actually went down.
Today, a large part of the population is in agreement that certain sanctions must be placed on advertisers of these harmful products. A recent survey in Australia also showed that most consumers do not believe the efforts of major junk food corporations to make their menus healthier. These corporations include fast foods who are attempting to offer healthier eating options.
Mail this post
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at
Preparing for your retirement is something that every adult must give some thought to. One of the things that you need to prepare for will be your future retirement accommodation. However, finding the right living quarters to suit your lifestyle is not always an easy task.
Fortunately, the Sheldon Cooperative has offered its participants an opportunity to invest in their future retirement home while being able to design it. Aside from complete control over your living quarters, participants also get to share their thoughts about how the retirement community should run.
Bing and Carolyn Sheldon are the innovators behind the project. According to them, the project began when they realized that co-op living quarters were much better than condos or single-family houses. This is because co-ops create a community where all the tenants are friends. They say that this sense of connection prevents retirees from feeling emotions of solitude or isolation that often accompany their move to a senior facility.
Even though the project won’t be completed until 2012, half of the units are already reserved. Aside from the caring and friendly community, other benefits of the The Sheldon Cooperative include a chance to plant your own garden, attend social gatherings, enjoy clean a clean environment and many more.
Mail this post