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5 Problem-Solving Self-Care Solutions

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Ever on the hunt for consumer goods that solve ubiquitous annoyances, I’ve come across a selection of self-care solutions that can be of benefit during the spring and summer seasons in particular. Here are five mention-worthy items that may just enhance your hair, skin and dietary regime in the months ahead. Essential Eyebrow Solution (www.EssentialEyebrowSolution.com) – $90 – $135 Full, ... Read More »

7 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts Under $100

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According to the National Retail Federation, Mother’s Day shoppers are expected to spend an average of $186.39 for the holiday, up from last year’s $172.22. That’s a lot of retail-driven adoration. From food to flowers to frocks, well-intentioned gifters are indelibly on the hunt for that perfect present that’ll light up Mom’s face and warm her heart—not just on Mother’s ... Read More »

M.I.N.D. Game: Brainwave-Controlled System Hits Market

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Cerebral combat trainer allows you to play ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ by combining brainwaves and holographic projection technology Courtesy Soap Studio[/caption The mind is all-powerful with so much untapped potential. Now gamers can use this omnipotent organ to control the “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” title recently launched by Soap Studio. The company, which is devoted to ... Read More »

Cool Spring Things: 16 Trend-Forward Finds

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Every spring brings with it the perfect opportunity for fresh beginnings as days become longer and the weather warms.  Given the springtime season commonly spurs mind-sets of rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth, now is a great time to seek out new and exciting solutions that can benefit and enhance your lifestyle every day.  Below are a few of my favorite ... Read More »

7 Ways Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort Ups the Luxe All-Inclusive Ante

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The newest property in Grand Velas Resorts’ esteemed portfolio is Grand Velas Los Cabos—an all-inclusive spa resort with stunning ocean views and a wide variety of amenities and activities for guests of all ages. No ordinary destination, Grand Velas Los Cabos has pulled out all the stops in its readily apparent quest to provide an unrivaled luxury vacation experience for ... Read More »

5 Key ‘Make or Break’ Life Insurance Trends

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New laws, emerging technology, fiscal uncertainty and changing marketplace perceptions are making big impacts on the life insurance industry, changing the landscape for consumers in many ways. This includes everything from how applications are filled out to how quickly coverage can be obtained to evolving rules surrounding drill down topics like marijuana procurement and use. “Given the copious complexities, far ... Read More »

Maverick Mattress Biz Wakes Up Tired Industry

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When a consumer brand sets an entirely new benchmark, you know they’re on to something big. Very big. This is the case with Nolah, an entrepreneurial, technology and cause-driven mattress company spurring a marketplace movement with a distinctive—and decidedly successful—business model that’s resonating in today’s modern, more empowered marketplace. This “sleeper” turned industry pioneer is shaking up archaic industry standards ... Read More »

5 Disruptive Luxury Travel Trends Shattering the Status Quo

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With the global luxury market collectively growing at 4 percent to an estimated $1.15 (€1.08) trillion in 2016, according to a recent “Bain & Company Luxury Study,” coupled with optimistic forecasts that the luxury goods market will pick up this year, the hospitality industry is gearing up for elevated demand among both leisure and business travelers. This amid evidence that, ... Read More »

Culinary Cultural Immersion a Foodie-Forward Travel Trend

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:::Indigenous epicurean adventure escalates among ‘victual vacationers’::: Whether for adventure travel or more relaxing respites, travelers are increasingly seeking regionally-authentic itineraries that offer an intimate view of local cultures. In fact, reports show the trend of being “connoisseurs of local culture” will boom this year. Indigenous tourism and cultural immersion experiences—especially those with culinary components—are white hot. For culturally AND ... Read More »

Hair Havoc No More with Dr. Marder Scalp Therapy

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Winter weather, and the subsequent use of indoor heat to stay warm, can have an extreme drying effect on the skin—and this most certainly includes the scalp. For those who already suffer from sensitive scalps or are susceptible to environmental and weather changes in general, the result can be scalp skin that’s dry, itchy and downright unattractive. Then there are ... Read More »