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5 ‘Rehydration’ & Sport Beverage Red Flags

Expert debunks myths, cites warning signs and offers science-based truths helping buyers beware bogus water & other rehydration/performance-focused beverage claims It’s a brave new beverage world out there, and consumers are being romanced by a deluge of “healthy” drink solutions promising to keep them rehydrated, energized and performing at a high level. However, in truth, much of what’s being merchandised ... Read More »

Social CBD Launches #NaturallyNicer Gummy Line

One need only Google “CBD Gummies” to realize that, based on the staggering 9,570,000 results delivered for that specific search string, marketplace demand for this remedy is undeniably skyrocketing. CBD is among a category of cannabinoid chemicals derived from cannabis and hemp plants. However unlike THC, which also exists in the category, CBD is non-psychogenic—a fact surely fueling its allure ... Read More »

5 Dynamite San Diego Destinations for Spring & Summer

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably started your Spring Break and even summer vacation planning to ensure availability for the desired away dates. It’s certainly never too soon to get yourself booked somewhere spectacular, which also feeds the excitement and anticipation of the excursion to come. No matter the occasion, reason or season, you’d do well to head over ... Read More »

10 Savvy Valentine’s Day Gifts & Gets

If you’re thoughts are turning to shopping as Valentine’s Day looms large, you’re certainly not alone. According to the National Retail Federation, spending on this amorous occasion last year was purported to hit a staggering $20.7 billion—an increase of 6 percent over the prior year’s $19.6 billion and dually breaking the previous record of $19.7 billion set in 2016. With ... Read More »

Forno de Minas ‘Brazilian Cheese Bread’ Offers Tasty Twists on Holiday Classics

Looking to add a little pizazz to your palate this holiday? Look no further than Forno de Minas the international brand behind the authentic Pão de Queijo “Brazilian bites for cheese lovers.” Created in Brazil’s heartland, these tasty morsels are not only incredibly versatile, but also hugely convenient since they cook up in the oven in just five minutes flat.Forno ... Read More »

6 Smart Digital Health & Fitness Solutions

With every holiday season comes a glut of, well, gluttony as we strive to make merry amid calorie-laden food and drink for weeks on end.  Then there’s the predictable diet and fitness-focused New Year resolutions that, however genuinely and well-intended at the onset, can be easy to make—but even easier to break. With this understanding, throngs of tech and online ... Read More »

Water War: SOS Rehydrate Resets Sector Standards

Science-forward rapid rehydration formula a quick fix for improving physical performance, boosting stamina and fighting fatigue amid exercise, work, travel, illness or partying To say that today’s rapidly evolving water industry is overflowing with innovation would, pun aside, be a vast understatement. In fact, the modern drinking water category at large is being wholly redefined, currently immersed in a profound ... Read More »

‘Something for Everyone’ Holiday Gift Guide 2019

*** Spoiler alert: includes a free giveaway chance to win a $770 Swagtron eBike on Instagram @LuxeListReviews *** If you’re anything like me—a savvy shopper indelibly on the hunt for great gifts and gets that can be bought online with all of the comfort and convenience e-Tail affords—you can probably relate that finding unique, worthy and especially “ah-inducing” giftables can ... Read More »

6 Southwest Destinations Delivering Holiday Cheer

Whether you’re planning to get you and yours out and about this holiday season, or are considering travel-oriented experiential gifts for another, I strongly suggest you turn attentions to America’s Southwest. With an abundance of blue skies, refreshing breezes and every kind of terrain—from sandy beaches to snow-capped mountains to desert dunes…and much in between—the U.S. Southwest is a spectacular ... Read More »

Fall-Focused Excursions in SoCal

If you’re looking forward to a fun-filled October, fall season or holiday getaway but haven’t decided on a destination, you should definitely consider a trip to Buena Park, California. It’s home to five of the seven major attractions in Orange County, which is why the area has long been considered the entertainment capital of Southern California. It’s an ideal location ... Read More »