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The GG Men (Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela)

By Ray Negron, Contributing Writer The GG Men were spectacular both on and off the field. The men that I am referring to are Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela. These two men were my go to guys all season. Throughout my career with the Yankees I have always had my “go to guys.” These are the players that I knew ... Read More »

15 Finds for a Fab Fall Season

Fall is here and you know what that means…new gear! Yep, from tech gadgets covering everything from kitchen to self-care, to beauty and wellness innovations, to apparel, shopping and stellar F&B finds, the fall season always ushers in more than its fair share of get-worthy brands. Luckily for you I’ve vetted many across multiple categories, with these 15 among my ... Read More »

New Health Study Validates Popular Diet App’s Cash Payout Paradigm

Findings uncover that social gamification + competition increases physical activity among overweight and obese adults—both key components of HealthyWage.com’s monetary reward-driven wellness contests for individuals and corporate/team-based weight loss challenges   According to new study findings published by JAMA Internal Medicine (JAMANetwork.com), behavioral economics-based gamification led to “significantly” increased physical activity among overweight and obese Americans. In this particular study, ... Read More »

3 Ways to Effectively Assess a Legal Cannabis Company to Mitigate Risk

How to scrutinize a legal cannabis company for utmost viability to best ensure your investment, partnership, employment or other  engagement doesn’t ‘go up in smoke’ With the legal cannabis industry projected to exceed $50 billion by 2022, according to Cowen & Co., and another report citing that, from just January to September 2017, alone, “cultivation and retail investments tripled to ... Read More »

The Superstar Paradox: 5 Reasons Overachievers Miss the Mark

How overachievers can stop sabotaging their own success—or level of satisfaction after attaining superstar status   In today’s fast-paced business climate where nothing is certain but rapid-fire change, masses in business and work life have surrendered themselves to “overachievement” in pursuit of career success. Not just ordinary success, but rather the kind that exceeds expectations courtesy of excessive “above and ... Read More »

Forno de Minas ‘Cheese Bread’ Pleasing Sporting Palates Across America

If you’re like me, no post-sports soirée is complete without fab food and drink and the more distinctive and memorable, the better. For this, perhaps nothing is more well-suited to please a sports-lover’s palate than Brazilian cheese bread known as Pão de Queijo. Purportedly existing since the eighteenth century, having somewhat of a renaissance in the 1950s, this small, baked ... Read More »

‘Princess Diana: the Musical’ Playing in Theaters Across U.S.

With July 29th having marked the 38th anniversary of the marriage between Princess Diana and Prince Charles, it’s a poignant reminder of how beloved “Princess Di” was in life and so remains in death. With this in mind, award-winning singer-songwriter Karen Sokolof Javitch has written the “Princess Diana: the Musical” that spotlights Princess’ relationship with Prince Charles, focusing on their ... Read More »

9 Ways to Be Summer Savvy

Ah, summer. Sun in our face, wind in our hair, flowing fashions and travel…lots and lots of travel! Such an eagerly anticipated and exceedingly enjoyed season indubitably ushers in an array of covet-worthy beauty and style solutions and, lucky for you, I’ve found nine fine ones among them. From new style staples to smart hair and skincare to ways to ... Read More »

Search for ‘America’s Longest Married Couple’ Underway

To celebrate someone’s birthdate pretty much anyone can belt out the “Happy Birthday” song, but what to sing in celebration of a couple’s anniversary? How can we ceremoniously honor such an important and personal holiday equally melodiously?  To assuage these burning questions, award-winning singer-songwriter Karen Sokolof Javitch recently announced the worldwide launch of her personalized “Happy Anniversary Song.” To commemorate ... Read More »

6 Savvy Summer Travel Solutions

Photo Courtesy of Magic Castle.Ed Alonzo (Copyright Taylor Wong)

I get so much joy in helping fellow travel-lovers solve annoying problems and otherwise make their travels easier and more enjoyable. Toward this end, I’m indelibly on the lookout for noteworthy innovations that can resolve common annoyances and foster fun and functionality while getting from point A to point B. And, of course, I’m ever on alert for fabulous destinations ... Read More »