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5 Ways to Achieve & Sustain Your New Year’s Diet Resolution…Starting Now

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As health-seekers strategize their diet and fitness approach for the New Year, there are a few simple but key considerations that can make all the difference between a successful—and even profitable—weight-loss endeavor and a wellness resolution that falls far short. In seeking professional advice I connected with diet and fitness industry insider Jimmy Fleming, co-founder of HealthyWage—the industry-leading purveyor of ... Read More »

Brunch Packs a Punch at Hundred Proof San Diego

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What’s not to love about Sundays in San Diego? With gorgeous year-round weather beckoning folks to get out and about, no matter what your plans are to see and do in the SoCal sunshine, by mid-morning you’ll have worked up quite an appetite. That’s the perfect time to head over to Hundred Proof on Park Boulevard for a bodacious brunch. ... Read More »

8 Reasons Families Flock to Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort Phoenix

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The city of Phoenix, Arizona’s capital, is located in the south-central part of the state at the midway point between Tucson in the southeast and Flagstaff to the north. With one of the largest populations in the American Southwest and famously warm weather amid year-round sunshine, the myriad of things attracting families to the area is nothing short of impressive. ... Read More »

5 Reasons Sleep is Key for Success in Sports and Otherwise

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Sleep. All people need it, most crave it, but throngs of individuals do not get the kind of restorative and rehabilitative sleep required to optimize mental clarity, focus, ideation, awareness, productivity and overall performance. The CDC actually declared “insufficient sleep” an “important public health concern.” Enter Alvaro Vaselli, founder and CEO of Nuvanna — a sleep science and productivity-driven company — whose passion lies ... Read More »

Gamified Dieting for a Healthier & Wealthier New Year

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Even during the gluttonous holidays and into the New Year “diet resolution” season, weight loss doesn’t have to be a difficult or costly endeavor. It can actually be quite profitable. One organization founded on much obesity and incentivization research, HealthyWage.com, has found a way to help dieters overcome their short-term financial woes and spur weight loss from the start by ... Read More »

Halloween Haunts Go High-Tech with AtmosFX Digital Decorations

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In some neighborhoods, each October it’s outright competition to see which house can deck out their digs in the creepiest configuration. But, even if your neighbors don’t bother with Halloween decorations, creating your own eerie abode is still an eagerly anticipated annual event for many. For those who want to go the extra mile and really make their haunted house ... Read More »

9 Gift-Worthy Fall Finds

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While fall ushers in an array of annual delights, like football, cooler weather, gorgeous foliage, chunky sweaters, and pumpkin spice, it’s also an exciting time of year for product purveyors jockeying for some consideration of their own. This seasonal competitiveness among consumer goods is understandable, since many people (like me) have already started holiday shopping in search of worthy gifts ... Read More »

Pantai Inn La Jolla an Enchanting Oceanside Escape

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With a boast-worthy motto like “America’s Finest City,” you can bet the San Diego region is replete with premium hospitality options proffering top-tier tourism.  As the 8th largest city in the United States, San Diego boasts much diversity relative to terrain, climate and more. From climbable mountains to surf-able oceans, not to mention quick drivable access into Mexico’s beautiful Baja ... Read More »

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Gets Multi-Million Dollar Makeover

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As the fifth largest city in the United States, more than 22 million visitors flock to metropolitan Phoenix every year. With a bustling downtown quadrant comprised of around 100 square blocks, this section of town is teeming with fun and exciting things to do—keeping tourists duly entertained and engaged. From professional sports, live music and fine dining venues to festivals, ... Read More »

4 Itinerary Essentials in Buena Park, California

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Nestled in California’s Orange County, the city of Buena Park is a beacon for fun-loving family travelers. Comprised of approximately 11 square miles, this small town packs a huge travel and tourism punch, boasting some of the world’s most well-known theme parks and attractions. With a history that dates back to 1783, when the entire state was occupied by Spanish ... Read More »