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Boasting close to 500 clients since 2006, mouth : digital + public relations,  is proud to represent clients in the celebrity, consumer, author, health, food, business, wellness, beauty and fashion categories, including a host of New York Times Best Selling authors. mouth : digital + public relations has celebrated a growth pattern of over 200% each year since its inception. 

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Simon Sinek
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Simon Sinek

Author of Start with Why

Why do you do what you do? Forget money - that’s not a reason, that’s a result. Think deeper. Knowing why is the single most important question to be answered. In fact, it’s the one thing that all the leaders of companies that have achieved an impressive amount of success and influence in the world have in common - they all start with why. In his new book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek, international speaker, leadership, and communications expert, popular blogger, and advisor to Fortune 500 companies and all branches of the U.S. military, challenges accepted assumptions about why people do what they do - from why we buy the things we buy to why some leaders are so much more inspiring than others.

 

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Business & Hard News

DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC)
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DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC)

Together with CEO Advisors, (headed by Jan Strode), Mouth Public Relations has been hired to represent the DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center), and their new paternity test, which launches on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. The test will only require a simple blood draw from the mother and alleged father, and is 100 percent safe and 99.9 percent accurate. As the largest provider of private DNA paternity and other DNA tests in the U.S. and worldwide for more than 16 years, DDC offers comprehensive DNA testing services for paternity and other family relationships, forensics, and ancestry. DDC receives more than 800,000 consumer calls each year, and has performed over one million DNA tests since the company was established.

Dr. Michael Baird, one of the country’s foremost experts in DNA analysis and Chief Science Officer of DDC, will be the media spokesperson for the announcement. Dr. Baird is considered the country’s foremost expert in DNA and paternity testing, and was the first person to testify in a criminal DNA case in the US. Since 1987, he has been involved in more than 300 court cases involving DNA and paternity. He is currently the Chair of the Relationship Testing Committee of the AABB responsible for developing standards for paternity testing. Dr. Baird has authored or coauthored over 50 peer reviewed scientific articles involving DNA identification analysis. He was an on-air consultant for NBC-TV during the OJ Simpson trial and the DNA expert in the highly publicized paternity case of Dannielynn, the daughter of Anna Nicole Smith.

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Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

Ken Blackwell & Ken Klukowski
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Ken Blackwell & Ken Klukowski

Authors of The Blueprint: Obama’s Secret Plan to Demolish the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency

#1 Washington Post Bestseller (Political Books)! 

An embargoed book project releasing in April 2010, The Blueprint: Obama’s Secret Plan to Demolish the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency (Globe Pequot Press; 978-0-7627-6134-0; $22.95; Hardcover) by conservative leader Ken Blackwell and Washington, D.C. - based constitutional attorney and journalist Ken Klukowski is an urgently needed exposé of President Barack Obama’s blueprint to centralize power in the White House, subvert the Constitution, and transform the United States of America into a militant, secular welfare state dominated by an overbearing central government. The authors identify and discuss twenty-one tactics being taken by the Obama administration to restructure the country and ensure perpetual liberal rule - such as changing voting laws, politicizing the census, coercing corporations into adopting its policies, planning to destroy talk radio, and seeking to make millions of illegal aliens into voting citizens. With changes both sharp and subtle, Obama aims to change Americans’ views about government, liberty, and even God.

 

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski are distinguished conservative leaders and frequent guests on leading national programs, including The O’Reilly Factor, The Glen Beck Program, and The Sean Hannity Show. Their commentaries appear regularly in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, and American Spectator. Blackwell is the author of Rebuilding America and is currently the Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at the Family Research Council. On the board of directors of the National Rifle Association, he has served as undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ohio’s treasurer and secretary of state, and mayor of Cincinnati. He lives in Ohio. Klukowski is a noted constitutional lawyer and journalist. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area.

 

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Business & Hard News

Michael Stone, MD
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Michael Stone, MD

Author of The Anatomy of Evil

With a quarter century of research into murder—half of which was spent working in a forensic hospital—renowned clinical psychiatrist and host of Discovery Channel’s former series “Most Evil” Michael Stone, MD, offers a scientific explanation for the behavior of the world’s most heinous killers in his new book, The Anatomy of Evil. From his close reading of more than 600 biographies of murderers, Dr. Stone has developed a scale—the “Gradations of Evil”—with 22 levels stretching from “justified homicide” (not evil at all) to “jealousy murder” (Level No. 2), and all the way up to “murder after prolonged torture” (Level No. 22). The book contains more than 200 vivid case descriptions of men and women who have committed evil acts—including murder, sexual assaults, and torture—and explains why and where they rank on Dr. Stone’s scale.

 

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Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

GUTS: Find Your Greatness, Beat the Odds, Live from Passion
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GUTS: Find Your Greatness, Beat the Odds, Live from Passion

Do you want to understand the difference between head, heart and gut and where each fits into better decision-making? Are you ready for a purpose driven life and all of the joy and contentment it can bring? GUTS will help you find the unique and potent purpose driven life that is yours to live with joy, passion and success. In this modern era, we tap an app on our smartphone and anything you can imagine is delivered to you ─ maybe even by drone. We live in an age of convenience and ease; personal butlers are back in fashion and everyone has a chauffeur on call thanks to Uber. When was the last time you really “went for it?” Does anyone even have to try anymore? Sam Bracken answers that question with an emphatic YES. Now, more than ever, is the time to go for the gusto. In his book GUTS, Bracken explains why we all need to dig deep and do soul searching to see what lights the fire within that brings forth our very best. Bracken’s backstory would make Dr. Phil turn tail and run. His childhood and upbringing are unimaginably tough with years of abuse, even to the point where a relative set him on fire. What didn’t kill Sam Bracken made him stronger and he is on a mission to empower others to live a gutsy life. When we say something takes guts, we usually mean it takes courage to do it. It takes guts to go skydiving or to run a marathon or to try out for the school play. We call it luck or stamina or intestinal fortitude in conquering the hard, albeit exciting, things in life. Look back at the great personalities who made a difference in the pages of history. What did they all have in common? Determination and tenacity. In short, GUTS! They might have had talent too, but without guts they would have gone nowhere. Science now tells us that lots of talented individuals produce great stuff, but very few produce a lot of great stuff—and even fewer produce a lot of great stuff over a long career. What do these few highly productive people have in common? Grit and a large helping of self-belief. This book is about actually getting there. You’ll have to push past failure again and again. And it is also about beating the odds no matter how high they are stacked against you. To be a true leader, you have to start with yourself. Are you ready to do some soul searching and learn the secrets to guts and a purpose driven life?

Business & Hard News

Justice Eileen C. Moore
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Justice Eileen C. Moore

California Associate Justice and Author of Race Results

In Race Results: Hollywood vs. The Supreme Court, Ten Decades of Racial Decisions and Film, author and California Associate Justice Eileen C. Moore offers a provocative, decade-by-decade comparison of the legal and cultural messages behind Supreme Court rulings and Hollywood films. According to the compelling evidence she presents, the highest court in the land was actually more liberal than the movie industry. In Race Results, Moore also discusses significant events happening in society that affected decisions of both the Supreme Court and Hollywood. 

Business & Hard News

The Responsive Chord
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The Responsive Chord

The essential guide to how media shape our lives. By the creator of the most talked about political ad in television history.
 

Tony Schwartz, the man the New York Times called the "king of sound," drew on his unrivaled wealth of experience in the communications industry, to give us The Responsive Chord, an engaging read and one of the seminal books on media. Through his decades of work, Schwartz came to understand that most advertisers, politicians, and educators—in fact, most all of us—use a model of communication long outmoded by the coming of electronic media. In The Responsive Chord, he shows us how this model has made us blind to many of the inner workings of modern communication. He explains how audio and visual material can be used to create “resonance” with an audience. His “resonance principle” explains that the meaning of an ad (or any other stimulus) is not present in the ad itself but rather in how the ad relates to the vast array knowledge and associations—both factual and emotional—already held in the mind of the viewer. Thus, audience members do not merely digest a message; they are an essential force in creating it.

The implications for anyone looking to impart a message or influence decisions are enormous.
 

And with so many people these days getting their information through social media and "fake news" sites, it is crucial that we understand the strong forces by which these outlets act upon us and, yes, manipulate our ideas and actions. The Responsive Chord reveals these forces in a captivating and eye-opening read.

Business & Hard News

Douglas Alan Cohn
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Douglas Alan Cohn

Douglas Alan Cohn is the writer/owner of America’s longest running syndicated column, “Washington Merry Go Round” along with Eleanor Clift. Author of the new book The President’s First Year: None Were Prepared, Some Never Learned—Why the Only School for Presidents Is the Presidency (Lyons Press; 2016; $26.95 Hardcover; ISBN: 971493011926), where Cohn dissects every president’s first year, describing how various commanders-in-chief over the centuries learned (or not) from their mistakes and clearly allows the reader to discern what today’s candidates must be prepared to face. Doug is a member of Critical Issues Roundtable, the Washington, D.C.-based think tank of retired generals, he is a graduate of West Point and the recipient of two Silver Stars and the Purple Heart. His previous TV appearances include A&E’s Biography Channel, the Military Channel, and CNBC. For more information, please go to http://www.douglascohn.com

Personality, Business & Hard News

Pichuberry Inc.
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Pichuberry Inc.

Ancient Incan Pichuberry Distributor

What’s bigger and juicier than a blueberry, much easier to work with than a pomegranate, and packed with more protein than a 100g serving of blueberries, pomegranate, and papaya combined? The answer is the lost Incan treasure and, possibly the greatest superfruit to ever enter the U.S: the Pichuberry. This flavorful, versatile, nutrition-rich marvel will soon be migrating across America. Michael Popescu, Chief Executive Officer of the Pichuberry Company, announced that the company will begin distributing the Pichuberry in the U.S., backed by a commitment, through health research and partnerships with nutrition and culinary specialists, to make this sweet little treasure a staple of the American diet. Popescu also announced the Pichuberry’s official brand ambassador: Manuel Villacorta, R.D., a nationally respected dietitian and a nationally - recognized expert on TV, Radio and print - both in the States and across Latin America.  Mr. Villacorta is also a native of the Pichuberry’s birthplace, Peru.    

 

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Spanish, Business & Hard News, B2B, Food

Dr. Peter Abaci
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Dr. Peter Abaci

Author of Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain: The Latest Research, Cutting-Edge Tools, and Alternative Treatments for Feeling Better

In Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain: The Latest Research, Cutting-Edge Tools, and Alternative Treatments for Feeling Better (GPP Life, an Imprint of Globe Pequot Press; October 2010; ISBN: 978-0-7627-5409-0; Trade Paperback Original; $16.95), Dr. Peter Abaci lets everyone affected by chronic pain—some fifty million Americans and their loved ones—in on what does work for this serious and routinely mistreated medical problem. No, he hasn’t discovered a magic formula to make pain disappear. Based on what he has learned from brain science, groundbreaking clinical studies, his patients, and personal experience, Dr. Abaci reveals how to effectively manage chronic pain by treating not only the source, but the whole person—body, min, and spirit.

 

    Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

    Con Coughlin
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    Con Coughlin

    World-Renowned Middle East Expert and Author of Churchill’s First War

    In Churchill’s First War: Young Winston at War with the Afghans (Thomas Dunne Books; January 2014; ISBN: 9781250043047; $26.99; Hardcover), defense editor of The Daily Telegraph and author Con Coughlin, unveils the parallels between the 1897 military campaign against ferocious Pashtun tribesmen that launched Winston Churchill’s rise to greatness and our long, vicious still unresolved war in Afghanistan against the Taliban.  A riveting historical narrative, Churchill’s First War is also a work of revelation with many lessons and warnings for today’s military leaders – and everyone with a stake in keeping the work safe from terrorism.

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    Business & Hard News

    Dr. Paul Steinberg
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    Dr. Paul Steinberg

    Paul Steinberg, MD, is one of the longest survivors of metastatic prostate cancer in history. Having been the director of the Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Service for many years, he is now in private practice in Washington, D.C. A frequent contributor to the Washington Post, and New York Times. He is the author of A Salamander’s Tale: My Story of Regeneration—Surviving 30 Years with Prostate Cancer (Skyhorse Publishing; ISBN: 978-1-63220-569-8; $24.99) an unexpected, refreshing,thoughtful,often funny memoir about Steinberg’s long journey living with cancer and how he not only solved the case of keeping himself alive, but of living well – against all odds.

    Personality, Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

    Jimmy Dore
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    Jimmy Dore

    Author of Your Country Is Just Not That Into You: How the Media, Wall Street, and Both Political Parties Keep Screwing You-Even After You've Moved On

    In Your Country Is Just Not That Into You: How the Media, Wall Street, and Both Political Parties Keep on Screwing You—Even After You’ve Moved On (Running Press; July 2014; $15.00 Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5351-1; also available as an eBook), award-winning comedian Jimmy Dore sets out to expose what’s wrong with politics as usual in America.  And no one is safe from his hilarious scrutiny.  Crackling with caustic wit and insight, this manifesto skewers Republicans, Democrats, political pundits, news anchors, Wall Street CEOs, and many, many more. 

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    Entertainment, Business & Hard News

    Tina Traster
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    Tina Traster

    Author of Rescuing Julia Twice

    In Rescuing Julia Twice: A Mother’s Tale of Russian Adoption and Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder (Chicago Review Press; May 2014; $24.95 Hardcover; ISBN: 978—1-61374-678-3) author Tina Traster, award winning journalist and Burb Appeal columnist for The New York Post, shares her heart-wrenching struggles to form a bond with her daughter, Julia, who suffers with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), which came to national attention as a common problem among children adopted from orphanages particularly in Russia and Eastern Europe, who experience profound loss at a very early age.

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    Business & Hard News, Kids & Parents

    New Grad Job Hacks
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    New Grad Job Hacks

    The Complete Guide to Getting a Job After You Finish College By Matt Tran

     

    Just graduated college? Still waiting for the perfect job that was supposed to be dropped in your lap after the graduation ceremony? Wondering when you get to start that marvelous and rewarding career you always dreamed about? New Grad Job Hacks is here to help. Career expert YouTuber and blogger Matt Tran, takes you step-by-step through how to make the most of your degree. Tran’s blog www.engineeredtruth.com has helped thousands of new grads figure out their best paths to fulfilling careers. In New Grad Job Hacks, Tran guides us from job fairs to social media, from internships to job shadowing and teaches how to research companies, interview, negotiate, and get that job offer you always wanted.



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    Business & Hard News

    Marcella Rosen
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    Marcella Rosen

    Author of Tiny Dynamo: How One of the World's Smallest Countries is Producing Some of our Most Important Inventions

    In the book Tiny Dynamo: How One of the World’s Smallest Countries Is Producing Some of Our Most Important Inventions (Untold News; August 2013; $14.95 Trade Paperback Original and e-book; ISBN: 978-0-9887973-0-7), Marcella Rosen introduces the reader to the other side of Israel – one of creation and advancement, rather than politics and religion. Marcella profiles twenty-one of the most incredible inventions the world has ever seen and speaks with those responsible for them. The book details advancements in the fields of science, technology, medicine and so many more.,Tiny Dynamo turns Israel’s image on its head and shows how incredible this tiny state really is.

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    Nonprofit, Business & Hard News, New Media & Technology, Health & Beauty

    Rory Freedman
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    Rory Freedman

    Author of BEG: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals

    There’s one passion that just about all Americans - regardless of gender, race, creed, color, age, income bracket, or sexual orientation, whether Democrat or Republican - share: we all love animals! Some of us dote on our dogs while others are crazy about our cats. Some of us have a passion for racehorses, while others are devoted to saving dolphins…and then there are others who go wild for cute, funny chimps...and the list goes on.  Co-author of the sensational Skinny Bitch - a #1 New York Times bestseller that dominated the list for nearly three years and was translated into 24 languages, with two million copies in print - Rory Freedman believes there’s a double standard in America that those who admire pets need to know:  it’s time for us all to own up, pull the curtain back, and simply face the cruel hard facts about how we really treat the animals we profess to admire. But Rory assures her readers that she isn’t here to judge them: rather, she wrote BEG: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals (Running Press; May 1, 2013; ISBN: 978-0-76244-954-5; $18.00; Hardcover; E-book ISBN: 978-0-7624-4956-9) to inspire people to take action and become true animal lovers.  

     

    Click here to see a video of Rory talking about Beg while playing with her favorite furry friends!

     

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    Pets, Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

    Jen Sincero
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    Jen Sincero

    Author of You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life

    In her new book, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (Running Press; June 2013; Paperback: $16.00/ISBN: 978-0-7624-4769-5; E-book: ISBN: 978-0-7624-4831-9), Jen Sincero shares the self-help/spiritual insights and practices that have truly worked wonders for her and for the thousands she’s converted. Equally enlightening and entertaining, Sincero mixes hilarious stories, snarky comments, and dirty words with sage advice, inspiring examples, uplifting quotes and affirmations, and easy but effective exercises. Her goal is to motivate all kinds of people to believe in themselves, harness their untapped, infinite potential, have faith in our world of limitless possibilities, and move beyond wanting to deciding to have a better life. She gives them the tools to make it happen.                                                          

     

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    Entertainment, Business & Hard News

    Lucinda Bassett
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    Lucinda Bassett

    Author of Truth Be Told: A Memoir of Survival, Success, and Suicide

    Through her life-changing techniques, best-selling books, and work as the founder and former CEO of the Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety, Lucinda Bassett has helped millions overcome problems with fear, panic, anxiety, and depression. Along with achieving success as a self-made self-help guru, Lucinda enjoyed a deeply fulfilling relationship with her husband, best friend, and business partner, David, who, after 25 years of building a brand, a family, and a life together, abruptly committed suicide after a year’s struggle with a tortuous mental illness. For the first time since the death of her husband, Lucinda Bassett tells her riveting story in Truth Be Told: A Memoir of Success, Suicide, and Survival (Sterling; March 2013; Hardcover: $22.95/978-1-4027-7987-9; ebook: $8.99/978-1-4027-8944-1).

     

      Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

      Greta Egan
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      Greta Egan

      Author of Wear No Evil

      In Wear No Evil: How to Change the World with Your Wardrobe (Running Press; April 2014; $17.00 US; Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5127-2; also available as an eBook), trailblazing eco-stylist Greta Egan aims to raise awareness about the consequences of what we put on our bodies and make the world of fashion a better place.  Greta also shares her list of the best eco-friendly fashion brands, for men as well as women, plus her picks for outstanding natural and organic personal care products, from facial cleansers to nail polish.  A groundbreaking guide to style with values, Wear No Evil empowers everyone to make the right fashion choices – for herself, himself, and the planet.

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      Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

      Vikki S. Ziegler, Esq.
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      Vikki S. Ziegler, Esq.

      Author of The Premarital Planner

       

      One of America’s preeminent experts on matrimonial law, Vikki S. Ziegler, Esq. has created a groundbreaking guide and workbook entitled, The Premarital Planner: Your Complete Legal Guide to a Perfect Marriage (Charlesbridge Publishing/Imagine!; May 2012; $19.95 Hardcover; ISBN-13: 978-1-936140-68-8). Ziegler presents an arsenal of information to help couples talk about money, housework, and the unsexy stuff of life; make a full, informed commitment to marriage; and then stay happily married. Drawing on her experience as a practicing divorce attorney and a product of divorce, Ziegler firmly directs couples’ attention to vital, if sometimes tough and touchy, topics that every couple has to deal with at some point in their marriage, if not every day.

       

        Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

        Helene Lerner
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        Helene Lerner

        Author of In Her Power

        A widely respected activist for women’s empowerment, Helene Lerner believes that many women suffer from lack of self-knowledge and fear of self-expression. For years, she suffered, too, and gradually went from a woman without confidence to a successful Fortune 500 business consultant, CEO of WomenWorking.com, independent public television host and two-time Emmy Award-winning executive producer. As Lerner shares in her new book, In Her Power: Reclaiming Your Authentic Self (Atria Books / Beyond Words; February 2012; ISBN: 978-1-58270-270-4; $14.00 Paperback), every woman has the ability to be successful, fulfilled, and respected for what she truly feels, believes, and wants - and who she is truly is.

         

          Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

          Lieutenant Colonel Pat Proctor
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          Lieutenant Colonel Pat Proctor

          Author of Task Force Patriot

          December 31, 2011 marked the end of the Iraq War, when the US enacted a near total troop withdrawal from Iraq. Now several questions must be answered: Was this war worth the huge amount of dollars spent and lives lost? Or has it all been in vain? Should the US continue to maintain a troop presence in Iraq? Or should we leave the Iraqis to settle their disputes for themselves? Lieutenant Colonel Pat Proctor, an active-duty military officer with two tours in Iraq, brings in his insider perspective as operations officer of Task Force Patriot - the last battalion to occupy Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit during combat operations - to uncover the often hidden truths of the Iraq war. In his new book, Task Force Patriot and the End of Combat Operations in Iraq (Government Institutes, December 2011, 978-1-60590-777-2, $29.95, Hardcover), Proctor tells the story of an artillery-turned-infantry battalion that arrived in Iraq in late summer 2009, and found itself in a unique position to turn the tide of the Iraq war.

           

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          Business & Hard News

          David Margolick
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          David Margolick

          Author of Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock

          The names Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan Massery may not be well known, but the image of them from September 1957 surely is: a black high school girl, dressed in white, walking stoically in front of Little Rock Central High School, and a white girl standing directly behind her, face twisted in hate, screaming racial epithets. This famous photograph captures the full anguish of desegregation, in Little Rock and throughout the South, and became, in and of itself, an epic moment in the civil rights movement. In Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock (Yale University Press; Publication Date October 4, 2011; $26 Hardcover), acclaimed author and journalist David Margolick relates the remarkable story - told here in full for the first time - of two separate lives unexpectedly braided together for more than half a century by a single image. And at the same time he portrays these two exemplary individuals, Margolick reveals how an entire era was and is illuminated by an exposure lasting a sixtieth of a second.

           

            Business & Hard News

            Richard A. Moran
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            Richard A. Moran

            Business Consultant and Author of Sins and CEOs: Lessons from Leaders and Losers, Prescriptions for All

            In his new book, Sins and CEOs: Lessons from Leaders and Losers, Prescriptions for All (Heliotrope Books; September 1, 2011; ISBN: 978-0-9832940-2-3; $17.95), Richard A. Moran points out the peccadilloes that pervade the workplace and wreak havoc. Through the telling of true stories (but keeping company and CEO names private to protect individuals, share prices, and his future employment), he addresses nine common offenses, including sins of omission, which are easier to hide and justify, as well as the most egregious intentional sins. While indicting business leaders, Moran makes clear that we are all CEOs - that is, everyone is in charge of something, whether it’s a department, project team, volunteer committee, or family unit—and we are all guilty.

            Richard A. Moran is a nationally renowned authority on corporate leadership and the contemporary workplace. He is best known for his series of humorous business books beginning with the bestselling Never Confuse a Memo with Reality And Other Business Lessons Too Simple Not to Know and is credited with starting the genre of “Business Bullet Books.”  Other previous books include Never Confuse A Memo with Reality: And Other Business Lessons Too Simple Not to Know (1993); Beware Those Who Ask For Feedback: And Other Organizational Constants (1994); Cancel the Meeting, Keep the Doughnuts: And Other New Morsels of Business Wisdom (1995); Fear No Yellow Stickies: More Business Wisdom Too Simple Not to Know (1998); and Nuts, Bolts and Jolts -Fundamental Business and Life Lessons You Must Know (2006).

            Business & Hard News

            Michael Calce
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            Michael Calce

            Author of Mafiaboy

            In Mafiaboy: A Portrait of the Hacker as a Young Man (Lyons Press; August 13, 2011; ISBN: 978-0-7627-7055-7; $22.95; Hardcover), by Michael Calce with Craig Silverman, Michael Calce reveals, for the first time, how his prodigious talent for unraveling and manipulating computer technology evolved into a teenage obsession. Shuttled between the homes of his divorced parents in suburban Montreal and regarded by his teachers as a poor and problem student, Calce found a sense of belonging and power through joining a gang of hackers. He launched his virtual “Rivolta” (Italian for riot) to establish dominance for himself and his dynamite hacking crew, TNT/PHORCE.  Calce had no idea that his hubris-fueled project would cost his targets millions of dollars in lost traffic. Or that it would spur President Clinton to hold a cybersecurity summit and enlist the FBI, in partnership with Canadian authorities, in a manhunt for the culprit.

             

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              Business & Hard News

              Lisa Bloom
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              Lisa Bloom

              Author of Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World

              Award winning journalist, television legal analyst, trial attorney and daughter of renowned women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, Lisa Bloom, publishes her first book book, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World (Vanguard Press; June 1, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-59315-659-6; $25.99; Hardcover), which boldly argues that the women of today represent a stark paradox. In Think, Lisa showcases that while girls and women shine in many areas (such as outperforming boys at every level of education, preschool through grad school); they have concurrently lost focus and even regressed in some frightening ways. At a time when 23% of women would rather lose their ability to read than their figures, Lisa fears that women are in danger of spiraling into a nation of dumbed-down, tabloid media-obsessed, reality TV addicts. For example, the majority of us can’t name a single branch of government, but nearly everyone can name at least one Kardashian. In this entertaining, eye-opening and thoroughly-researched new book, Lisa outlines the ways that we as a society, and particularly women, have allowed our brains to atrophy and, very specifically, outlines the damage our ignorance is causing to our personal lives, our nation, and our world.

               

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              Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

              David Sherer, MD
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              David Sherer, MD

              Author of The House of Black & White

              In his heartfelt and forthright new memoir, The House of Black & White: My Life with and Search for Louise Johnson Morris (Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co.; August 2014; $15.95 Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-62857-521-7), Dr. David Sherer pays homage to the remarkable African American Woman - his family maid, Louise Johnson Morris ("Weezy") - whom he claims was a better parent to him than his own biological mother and father.  After 31 years apart, in 2012, David was finally reunited with Wezzy - three months before she died at the age of 90.

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              Business & Hard News, Kids & Parents

              Phillip Leonetti
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              Phillip Leonetti

              Author of MAFIA PRINCE

              In 1986, at age 32, Philip “Crazy Phil” Leonetti became the youngest underboss in the history of the post-Luciano modern day American Mafia. Soon after, he became Public Enemy No. 2, wanted by the FBI and the US Department of Justice. In 1989, Leonetti turned against the man who had turned him into a stone-cold killer: his uncle and boss, the ruthless head of the Philadelphia-Atlantic City mob, Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo. Leonetti the government witness would prove to be just as deadly as Leonetti the mob killer.

               

              For the first time ever in Mafia Prince: Inside America’s Most Violent Crime Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra (Running Press; December 11, 2012; $24.00 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-0762445837), Philip Leonetti with true-crime authors Scott Burnstein and Christopher Graziano, tell the entire story of Crazy Phil's life of organized crime and his liberation through betraying the warped sense of honor and family he had been raised to revere.

               

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              Steven Schussler
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              Steven Schussler

              Author of It’s a Jungle in There: Inspiring Lessons, Hard-Won Insights, and Other Acts of Entrepreneurial Daring

              Steven Schussler, award-winning entrepreneur and founder of the Rainforest Cafe™, has achieved enormous success while having a blast creating new ways to make his customers happy. In his publishing debut, It’s a Jungle in There: Inspiring Lessons, Hard-Won Insights, and Other Acts of Entrepreneurial Daring (Sterling Publishing; September 2010; ISBN: 978-1-4027-6289-5; Hardcover; $19.95), Schussler shares his proven formula for a rewarding business and life, along with stories of his wild (and sometimes crazy) adventures in pursuit of his dreams.

               

              Steven Schussler has donned a Superman suit and sealed himself in a barrel, hoisted himself on a crane outside a CEO's 6th-floor office window, and turned his split-level suburban home into a rain forest - complete with mist rising from the ground, free-flying tropical birds, and a full-scale model of an elephant. Being wild and creative is the way he chases his dreams of success - and he wants you to chase your dreams with the same passion too. In his new book, It’s a Jungle in There, Schussler shares stories of his bold adventures and the core business principles behind them.

               

              As Schussler stresses, he owes everything he has achieved to what he calls the five Ps of success: Personality, Product, Persistence, People, and Philanthropy. In It’s a Jungle in There, he shows anyone with an entrepreneur’s dream and drive how to learn and practice them, while taking time to laugh along the way. “My professional life has been a roller-coaster ride, but it’s been a fun one,” the award-winning founder of the Rainforest Cafe attests.

               

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              Janie Johnson
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              Janie Johnson

              Author of Don’t Take My Lemonade Stand: An American Philosophy

              In her new book, Don’t Take My Lemonade Stand: An American Philosophy (Bascom Hill Publishing Group; September 2010; ISBN: 978-1-935098-29-4; Hardcover; $24.95), Janie Johnson helps everyday American citizens understand the difference between what works and what merely sounds good, stay informed about critical issues, and teach our children why America is great. Her motivation for writing was sparked when her ten-year-old son Sammy asked her a question, “How do you know who to vote for?” During her futile search for a comprehensive guide to provide the answer, Johnson began to suspect that many parents were grappling to answer that same question - for themselves as well as for their children.

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              Lars Kroijer
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              Lars Kroijer

              Author of Money Mavericks: Confessions of a Hedge-Fund Manager

              In Money Mavericks: Confessions of a Hedge-Fund Manager (Financial Times Prentice Hall; ISBN 978-0-273-73198-6; November 9, 2010; Paperback Original), author and industry insider Lars Kroijer shatters common misconceptions with a balanced, candid account of his personal hedge fund experience. In the spring of 2002, soon after his 30th birthday, Kroijer left a well-paid, relatively safe job with an established investment firm to start his own hedge fund. Within five years, his determination and tireless work paid off. Without any institutional backing, he took Holte Capital from a humble, London-based startup to a profitable medium-sized hedge fund, investing about $1 billion in the market. Then, in August 2007, one bold, big stock trade went bad—really bad. Unable to recover from the cascade of investor pull outs, Holte returned all remaining external capital and turned off the lights in February 2008. Money Mavericks is his story - the story of the life of a hedge fund and the price of success as a financial entrepreneur.

               

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                Diane Dimond
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                Diane Dimond

                Author of Cirque du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust — Written with Complete Cooperation with Michaele and Tareq Salahi

                 

                Veteran investigative reporter Diane Dimond has written a tell-all book about Michaele and Tareq Salahi, titled Cirque du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust, (on-sale exclusively at Amazon; September 15, 2010; Kindle ISBN: 978-1-61550-770-2 ($9.99) and Trade Paperback ISBN 1439273294 ($15.99). Cirque Du Salahi will reveal for the first time that for nearly 17 years Michaele Salahi has suffered from multiple sclerosis, not anorexia, as has been widely speculated. While the Salahis cooperated exclusively with Dimond to present their version of this explosive story, Diane Dimond maintained full editorial control and sole copyright. Cirque Du Salahi finally puts the salacious “Crasher” story to rest and shows how the media, led by “The Reliable Source” column at the Washington Post, got it wrong from the get-go. The book lays out in great detail when and how the Salahis were invited to both the White House and to the Congressional Black Caucus Dinner held weeks previously. Only now that the danger of a possible federal indictment has faded with time do they feel they can tell their side of the story.

                 

                In Cirque Du Salahi, the reader also learns that the Salahis have been supporters of Barack Obama since 2005. The book also offers the shocking fallout the Salahis have endured because of all the unfair negative publicity stirred up by the media. They have received death threats and been made the butt of relentless jokes on late-night TV. In one particularly harrowing episode, Michaele barely escaped flipping her car during a high speed chase with paparazzi. The mission of the book is to finally tell the whole story behind who Michaele and Tareq Salahi really are, to strip back the curtain to reveal the human toll created by today’s often reckless media coverage and to share with the American public Michaele Salahi’s stoic battle with multiple sclerosis.

                 

                 
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                Howard Gambrill Clark
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                Howard Gambrill Clark

                Counter-Radicalization Expert and Author

                A top counter-radicalization expert and critically acclaimed author, Howard Gambrill Clark believes the only way to crush al-Qa’ida is through empowering Muslims to exploit al-Qa’ida’s previously unrecognized weaknesses. In his new book, Revolt against al-Qa’ida (Light of New Orleans Publishing; October 2010; ISBN: 978-0-9827767-0-4; $14.95; Original Trade Paperback), Clark redefines al-Qa’ida as primarily a media group that inspires others to do its bidding. Clark proposes a counterterrorism policy based on exploiting al-Qa’ida’s critical vulnerability: its violent ideology.

                Howard Clark, decorated U.S. Marine Corps officer, Yale graduate, current senior intelligence officer at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and expert in counter-ideology, has laid out - for the first time - a comprehensive plan empowering average citizens to help destroy global terrorism inHow You Can Kill al Qaeda (In 3 Easy Steps). In just 67 pages, Clark outlines a straightforward strategy to permanently defeat al-Qaeda by attacking the terrorist’s group main strength: popular support. His tactics are focused on undermining al-Qaeda’s messaging and marketing capabilities, thereby hampering Osama bin Laden and company from recruiting new members and influencing the world. 100% of the author’s royalties from the book will be donated to Afghan Health & Development Services (www.ahds.org), a non-profit, non-governmental and non-political organization founded by Afghans, which trains medical staff and provides comprehensive healthcare services to those in need.

                 

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                Dr. Jeffrey Hull
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                Dr. Jeffrey Hull

                Author of Shift: Let Go of Fear and Get Your Life in Gear

                “Shift happens,” says psychologist and executive coach Dr. Jeffrey Hull, Author of Shift: Let Go of Fear and Get Your Life in Gear (GPP Life; April 20, 2010; ISBN: 978-0-7627-5662-9; $16.95; Paperback), “And we all need to get better at dealing with it. Life is not a straight line ramp up to nirvana, as some self-help books would have us believe.” After working with thousands of individuals and executives at companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton, AT&T, MasterCard, HSBC and TD Ameritrade over a twenty-year career, researching both Western science and Eastern philosophy, and dealing with life crises of his own, Dr. Hull reveals what is missing from the majority of self-help books: a roadmap for navigating change and its faithful life partner: Fear.

                Showing how to move through fear and accept change as something that happens for us and not to us, Shift is not another “quick fix, five steps to endless happiness” self-help book. With real-life case studies, useful diagnostics and down-to-earth practices, Dr. Jeffrey Hull offers a vital guide for everyone grappling with and reeling from our turbulent times.

                 

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                Donna Flagg
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                Donna Flagg

                Author of Surviving Dreaded Conversations

                Entrepreneur and author Donna Flagg reveals tips, dos & don’ts, strategies, exercises, and even easy-to-memorize scripts for those who are tongue-tied in her new book, Surviving Dreaded Conversations: Talk Through Any Difficult Situations at Work (McGraw Hill; May 2010; ISBN: 978-0-07-163025-2; $16.95; Original Trade Paperback). Chock-full of practical advice to help professionals get through those would-be awkward moments in the workplace, Surviving Dreaded Conversations reveals why there’s nothing wrong with shooting straight from the mouth, and how you’ll often be thanked for telling it like it is. In the day and age when competition is fierce and every company is looking for an edge, learning how to use communication as a tool can propel you into success, and keep the environment in the workplace an honest one.

                 

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                  Richard Broom
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                  Richard Broom

                  Author of Cocked and Loaded

                  After ten years of imprisonment for fatally shooting a man during an alcoholic blackout, Richard Broom offers the confessions of an alcoholic through his frank, unvarnished, and darkly funny memoir Cocked and Loaded. Paying the ultimate price for his lifetime of addiction—the life of another—this poignant tale takes readers on the ultimate road to redemption; finding recovery and healing inside prison; making peace with the repercussions of his disease and actions; and finding a place and purpose in life after murder.

                   

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                    Kevin Quirk & Dorothy Firman
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                    Kevin Quirk & Dorothy Firman

                    Authors of Brace for Impact

                    Coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the Hudson River landing of US Airways Flight 1549, Brace for Impact, written by Kevin Quirk and Dorothy Firman, is the only book written in the words of 25 survivors detailing the impact their close encounter with death has had on them and their lives - both good and bad - over the past year. Each of the stories, as told to the authors, are compelling and thematically arranged, and includes life lessons readers will find helpful and inspirational in their own struggles for resilience.

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                    Brooke and Keith Desserich
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                    Brooke and Keith Desserich

                    Authors of Notes Left Behind

                    Elena Desserich was just five years old when she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given 135 days to live. To keep their daughter’s spirit and memory alive, Brooke and Keith Desserich began a journal of her last days. Little did they know that their personal diary would inspire the world. In Notes Left Behind, Keith and Brooke struggle to negotiate their contradictory impulses to fight Elena’s cancer at all costs and to accept the inevitable outcome of her disease. The originally self-published book became a sensation, and the family’s story was featured on Good Morning America.  Brooke and Keith have now created a movement with the Cure Starts Now Foundation to help children everywhere in their fight against brain cancer.

                     

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                    Mary Jo Buttafuoco
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                    Mary Jo Buttafuoco

                    New York Times Bestselling Author

                    Mary Jo Buttafuoco’s anonymous life as a suburban wife and mother in sleepy Massapequa, NY, ended in May 1992, when she was shot in the head on her own front porch. The “Long Island Lolita” saga sparked a media frenzy that continues to this day. As the years passed, Mary Jo steadfastly stood by her man, Joey Buttafuoco, and while he and Amy Fisher continued to make headlines, one question lingered in the minds of people everywhere: Why did Mary Jo stay for so long? In Getting It Through My Thick Skull, she finally answers that question fully and convincingly. The answer is simple, yet it took her almost three decades of turmoil to discover it. Using her tragic and triumphant life lessons and never-before-told accounts of life with Joey, Mary Jo helps readers understand the emotional traps they spring on willing partners, and offers hope and help for the millions of people caught in the cycle of toxic relationships.

                     

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                    Peter Laufer
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                    Peter Laufer

                    Award-Winning Journalist and Author of The Dangerous World of Butterflies

                    Weary after writing a book about the Iraq War, and psychologically drained by a career reporting sad news, award-winning journalist, Peter Laufer, joked that his next book would be about butterflies and flowers, because he believed those two topics were symbols of peace and love. Little did he know, what darkness and intrigue really awaited him. Peter’s new book, The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors and Conservationists is the butterfly equivalent of The Orchid Thief. It is the first book to give a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the butterfly industry and the underground world of collectors. It’s a harrowing, true-life account which transports readers through the high-stakes realms of organized crime, ecological devastation, species depletion, natural museum integrity and even chaos theory. In a narrative that spans the Americas and beyond, readers will be taken on a journey that is sure to alter their view the next time they delight in the colorful, fluttering creatures in their yards.

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                    Henry Dormann
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                    Henry Dormann

                    Editor-in-Chief and Author of Letters from Leaders

                    From Henry O. Dormann, Chairman and Editor-In-Chief of Leaders Magazine, one of the most sought-after and highly regarded magazines in the world, comes this exclusive collection of letters written by high profile figures including Muhammad Ali, King Abdullah II of Jordan, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford, The Dalai Lama, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and many, many more - gathered here together, for the first time in Letters From Leaders: Personal Advice for Tomorrow’s Leaders from the World’s Most Influential People. Henry O. Dormann has assembled nearly eighty wisdom filled letters geared towards inspiring readers. These fascinating letters contain sage advice on leadership, goal achievement, public service, and life journeys. Each missive in this beautifully designed book is introduced with a biographical note from Henry O. Dormann and some letters are facsimile reproductions of handwritten originals. In addition to his roles at Leaders Magazine, Dormann is the editor of The Speaker’s Book of Quotations and he was the founder and first executive director of the Library of Presidential Papers.

                     


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                    Geri Spieler
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                    Geri Spieler

                    Author of Taking Aim at the President

                    Just over 30 years ago, one American woman nearly brought the country to its knees. In 1975, Sara Jane Moore fired a shot at President Gerald Ford, and barely missed. The first woman to ever fire a bullet at an American President, Sara Jane had built a life for herself that is both profoundly disquieting and complicated. Released from prison in December of 2007, Sara Jane is now a free member of society again, but to the general public she’s still as much of a mystery as she was the day her name became front-page news. In journalist Geri Spieler’s new book, Taking Aim at the President: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford, the woman the American public could only wonder about for the last 33 years is finally revealed.

                     


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                    Erin Prophet
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                    Erin Prophet

                    Author of Prophet’s Daughter

                    Imagine being born into a fringe religious movement, run by your…mother. In Prophet’s Daughter: My Life With Elizabeth Clare Prophet Inside the Church of Universal and Triumphant, author Erin Prophet provides a riveting, fiercely honest account of life inside the controversial New Age sect, the Church Universal and Triumphant. Daughter and one-time heir apparent of church leader, “Guru Ma” Elizabeth Prophet, Erin Prophet provides a first-hand account of the dangers of leading one’s own religion. Through this gripping narrative, she reveals how the allure of infallibility led her mother to a conspicuous downfall, and how Erin’s efforts to understand were truncated by her mother’s rapidly progressing Alzheimer’s disease.

                     


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                    Congresswoman Diana DeGette
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                    Congresswoman Diana DeGette

                    Author of Sex, Science and Stem Cells

                    Outspoken Congresswoman Diana DeGette offers a blistering indictment of the Right Wing’s stealth attack on stem cell research, therapeutic cloning, and reproductive rights in America in her explosive new book, Sex, Science and Stem Cells: Inside the Right Wing Assault on Reason. When it comes to public policy involving 21st-century medical research and issues surrounding sex and reproduction, have George W. Bush and the Religious Right set the U.S. back decades? Yes, says DeGette, the Democratic congresswoman from Colorado who has been at the forefront of attempts on Capitol Hill to enact sound and effective legislation in these areas. Sex, Science and Stem Cells details the hard-fought battle.

                     


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                    Stacy Schneider, Esq.
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                    Stacy Schneider, Esq.

                    Author of He Had It Coming

                    Veteran trial attorney, power negotiator, season five contestant on NBC-TV’s “Apprentice” with Donald Trump, and author Stacy Schneider, Esq., wants every woman to know: Don’t even think about getting divorced without a strategy. In her new book, He Had It Coming: How to Outsmart Your Husband and Win Your Divorce, Stacy shares her one-of-a-kind “Pre-Divorce Plan,” plus insider techniques, tactics, and tips from her own practice and her own amicable, satisfying divorce.

                     

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                    Maureen Faulkner and Michael A. Smerconish
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                    Maureen Faulkner and Michael A. Smerconish

                    Authors of Murdered by Mumia

                    Published to coincide with the 26th anniversary of the death of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, and the 25th anniversary year of the conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain, and Injustice by Maureen Faulkner and nationally acclaimed attorney, radio host, and newspaper columnist, Michael A. Smerconish, tells the unvarnished story of Faulkner’s righteous fight for justice. With the no-nonsense candor that has long characterized this modern-day David pitted in battle against a media-fueled Goliath, Faulkner for the first time chronicles how she and her supporters have attempted to counter all the PR stunts and legal folderol that Abu-Jamal and his well-funded promoters have unleashed since his murder conviction a quarter century ago. With a meticulous attention to detail, Murdered by Mumia exposes the often buried truths about the ongoing international campaign to smear Maureen by branding her a liar and to elevate a cop killer to hero by anointing him an intellectual and journalist, and claiming he was railroaded by a racist legal system, despite the evidence against him.

                     

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                    The Above Network, LLC
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                    The Above Network, LLC

                    Creators of AboveTopSecret.com

                    The Above Network, LLC created and operates www.AboveTopSecret.com (ATS), the world’s leading source of mature discussion about a wide variety of “alternative topics” ranging from aliens and UFO’s to fascinating conspiracy theories. The media conglomerate is focused on multi-channel expansion of what they’re calling “User-Generated Content Ecosystems,” beginning with ATS and its sister sites: AbovePolitics.com and BelowTopSecret.com. The company has also launched its first internet radio show, ATS Mix, which stars counter-culture radio legend Dave Rabbit and Johnny Anonymous, and Mouth Public Relations will play a major role in booking guests for the duo.

                     


                    Entertainment, Business & Hard News, Events, New Media & Technology

                    28th Dusty Film & Animation Festival
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                    28th Dusty Film & Animation Festival

                    Since 1990, the School of Visual Arts’ Dusty Film & Animation Festival has become one of the country’s foremost events to discover exceptional new talent in film and animation. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival gives BFA Film and BFA Animation thesis students the unique opportunity to exhibit their work to industry professionals, family and friends. The festival culminates in our eminent Dusty Awards, attended by celebrities and distinguished guests from the film and animation industries.

                     

                    The 2016 Dusty Awards Presenters were: Academy Award-winning screenwriter Josh Singer (Spotlight, The Fifth Estate, The West Wing), actress/producer/director Trudie Styler (American Honey – Official Selection for the Festival de Cannes 2016, Freak Show, The Seagull), director/writer/producer Mark Osborne (The Little Prince, Kung Fu Panda, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie), Academy Award-winning production sound mixer Chris Newman (The Godfather, The Exorcist, Amadeus), Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Laurens Grant (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Freedom Riders), writer/director Ti West (The House of the Devil, Wayward Pines, VHS), editor Aaron Yanes (Tyson, You Don’t Know Jack, Europa Report), director of photography Michael Simmonds (Nerve, White Girl, Vice Principals), animator Howard Beckerman (Boop-Beep), producer and New York Women in Film & Television president Alexis Alexanian, IFP program manager and producer Zach Mandinach and filmmaker Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist, Divergent, Billions).

                    Entertainment, Events

                    Wah!
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                    Wah!

                    LESS STRESS MORE WAH! is a bumper sticker her fans made. It sums up what people are feeling about Wah! and her music, books, and lectures. After 18 years touring and performing throughout the world, she wants to get at the root of helping people relax and unwind.

                     

                    First, the music. If you’ve been in a yoga class in the last five years, you have no doubt heard her music. The first female to bring kirtan music [call-and-response chanting performed in India's devotional traditions] to the West in the 1990’s, Wah! has been playing bass guitar with her wildly joyful rock band at yoga festivals and centers around the U.S. since 1997. She has also consistently offered music and albums to the therapeutic market; her Savasana CDs have sold over 70,000 copies worldwide.

                     

                    A few years ago Wah! took time to sit with people – just sitting, and singing, toning, and leading simple meditative exercises. This, combined with many years leading yoga andcreating relaxation music led to The Healing Concert, a feature-length songcycle using loops, delays, keyboards, vocals and hand-made laser lights to inspire deep relaxation and rejuvenation.

                     

                    Her new book, Healing: A Vibrational Exchange discusses andintroduces audiences to the concepts behind her music. The book focuses on seven ways you can create more space and healing in your life - using thought, breath, light, sound and other natural components. Her lectures on receptivity have been welcomed at Princeton University, Loyola Marymount University and at EXPOs and conferences around the country. Her workshops expand the detail of her wisdom, exploring sensory awareness and perception, and giving audiences both the idea and experience of healing and renewal.

                     

                    She has performed with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Neale Donald Walsch. In concerts, festivals, lectures and workshops, Wah! uses her deep understanding of music and healing to create high energy experiences that are transformative and expansive.

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                    Beat the Blues to Save Lives
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                    Beat the Blues to Save Lives

                    Suicide Awareness Voices of Education and Jed Foundation

                    Beat the Blues to Save Lives an uplifting night of great music and entertainment as amazing artists take the stage to perform their iconic songs and share their personal messages of hope and inspiration around beating depression and raising awareness for suicide prevention.

                    Nonprofit, Entertainment, Events

                    The Voting Game
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                    The Voting Game

                    The Voting Game is an adult party game that uncovers the hilarious truth behind your friendships. Each round, vote anonymously for the player that is described by the question. The votes are tallied and the true nature of your friendships is revealed!

                     

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                    Deborah Graham
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                    Deborah Graham

                    Mouth started off as publicists for her book, Get Your Head Out of Your App and are now Deborah's managers. As a gifted psychic, Deborah Graham is able to read people's auras. As such, she doesn't look atyou; she looks in you. And in her decades of helping people find true and lasting love, she coaches her clients to do the same: to look past the outward facades that people project to the world, and to look inward, starting with themselves. By stepping her clients through what she calls a "spiritual enema," she helps purge them of past issues and baggage so that they are open and ready for real love. By putting their true selves forward, they will pave the way for a true psychic match.

                     

                     

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                    Debra Tate
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                    Debra Tate

                    Author of SHARON TATE: RECOLLECTION

                    Sharon Tate: Recollection (Running Press; June 2014; $30.00 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-07624-5235-7; also available as an eBook), written by her sister, Debra Tate, showcases Sharon’s legendary beauty, talent, and cultural impact for a new generation of admirers.  The book is a one-of-a-kind celebration of Sharon’s life and career, revealing her influence as a fashion icon throughout the worldThrough the lens of Sharon’s life and work, it presents a sociological portrait of the 1960s—its youth culture, the sexual revolution, the rise of independent cinema, and Hollywood’s changing studio system.  In this photo book, Sharon Tate’s story emerges through quotes and short personal essays by her sister, Debra, and others who knew her and have been inspired by her.

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                    Running Press
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                    Running Press

                    Publisher of George Hurrell's Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992

                    In this lavishly illustrated, biographic coffee-table book, George Hurrell’s Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992 (Running Press: November 2103; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5039-8; $60.00; Hardcover; E-Book ISBN: 978-07624-5069-5), Author/Historian Mark A. Vieira, with a Foreword by Sharon Stone spans Hurrell’s entire career, from his beginnings as a Laguna Beach painter to his finale as a celebrity photographer who was a “Living Legend.”

                     

                    George Hurrell, an American artist, was the creator of the Hollywood glamour portrait. For fifteen years he was the “Rembrandt of Hollywood.” Then, at the height of his career, a scandal forced him to leave Hollywood; Author/Historian Mark A. Vieira draws on exclusive interviews, archival documents, and 20 years of his own diaries (Vieira knew Hurrell for fifteen years) to recount, for the first time anywhere, Hurrell’s return from the ashes - how obsessed collectors and crafty dealers pulled the elderly artist into a half-world of theft, fraud, and betrayal; how Hurrell’s undiminished powers gave him a second career and how a second scandal threatened to end it.

                     

                    The book showcases 420 stunning images, both in black & white and full-color, of Hollywood legends, including Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, Betty Grable, Jane Russell, Rita Hayworth, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Humphrey Bogart, Errol Flynn, Clark Cable - and, in later years - Diana Ross, Natalie Wood, Lionel Richie, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Michael Douglas, Bette Midler, Bianca Jagger, Farrah Fawcett, Paul McCartney, Harrison Ford, and many more.

                     

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                    Hot Seat
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                    Hot Seat

                    Hot Seat is the adult party game that's all about you. Are you the angel or the devil, kinky or a conventional? Let the truth be revealed when it's your turn in the Hot Seat. 

                    Each round, every player answers a question pretending to be the player in the Hot Seat. Players then guess which one was written by the player in the Hot Seat.

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                    Kenny Loggins
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                    Kenny Loggins

                    Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins' remarkable four decade plus career has brought him to the top of the charts. Kenny started his music career with Jim Messina when they released their first album, Kenny Loggins With Jim Messina Sittin' In, which came out in 1971. Six years later, Kenny decided to branch off on his own and released his first solo album Celebrate Me Home. His 1977 Phil Ramone-produced solo debut went platinum and included "I Believe in Love," the song he'd written for Barbara Streisand to perform in the film A Star Is Born. In the 1980s, Loggins also earned a new title: king of the movie soundtrack. Film producer Jon Peters called him in to see a rough cut of Caddyshack, and Loggins provided the cult classic's smash "I'm Alright." When a pal asked Loggins to write a few songs for an as-yet-unmade picture called Footloose, he whipped up a No. 1 blockbuster: "I had a little up-tempo thing I'd been messing with that I probably wouldn't have written if it hadn't have been for the movie," Loggins says. He scored a track on Tom Cruise's Top Gun ("Playing With the Boys") and performed that movie's indelible hit "Danger Zone." After a stunning run of solo albums, a Christmas album, and two LPs for children (Return to Pooh Corner and More Songs From Pooh Corner), Loggins reunited with his former partner Jim Messina for the Sittin' In Again Tour in 2005 (the duo toured again in 2009). Since 2010, Loggins has also been onstage with the country trio, Blue Sky Riders, which he started with Nashville powerhouse Gary Burr and gifted vocalist and singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman.

                    Personality, Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                    24th Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
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                    24th Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

                     

                    Direct from Russia, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas. Experience the exceptional dancing of a company of almost 40, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, new and spectacular hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver, and stunning sets hand-painted in Russia and designed by multi-Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague. Moscow Ballet consistently garners critical acclaim for performances in cities from New York to Los Angeles, and Miami to Calgary. The production is known for its dedication to world peace: naming Act II the “Land of Peace and Harmony;” featuring a rose shooting cannon, and a stunning 2-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. Moscow Ballet also presents Swan Lake in 2016 staged by Ballet Master Vladimir Troschenko, a former partner to legendary Russian ballerinas Nadia Pavlova, Ludmilla Seminyaka, and Galina Mezentseva and an honors graduate of both the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet academies. Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake is based on the Ivanov/Lev version with changes by Yuri Grigorovich for the Bolshoi in 1967. The company features almost 40 Vaganova trained dancers that are praised by the critics. “Perhaps one of the most magical moments of all, was delivered by a truly excellent...corps, a veritable highlight excelling in both synchrony and grace. Both male and female corps were outstanding all night.” from Calgary Herald. Regina Herald writes, “Breathtaking...magical touches...a thrilling experience.” Revered as the epitome of classical ballets, Swan Lake is a gripping tale of love, betrayal, and the triumph of good over evil. The dual role of Odette/ Odile in which the ballerina first appears as the tragically ethereal Swan Queen and later as the alluring but deceptive Odile (Black Swan) is one of the most dramatic and technically challenging roles in all of classical ballet.

                     

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                    23rd Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
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                    23rd Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

                    The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

                    Direct from Russia, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas. Experience the exceptional dancing of a company of almost 40, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, new and spectacular hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver, and stunning sets hand-painted in Russia and designed by multi-Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague. Moscow Ballet consistently garners critical acclaim for performances in cities from New York to Los Angeles, and Miami to Calgary. The production is known for its dedication to world peace: naming Act II the “Land of Peace and Harmony;” featuring a rose shooting cannon, and a stunning 2-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. Moscow Ballet also presents Swan Lake in 2016 staged by Ballet Master Vladimir Troschenko, a former partner to legendary Russian ballerinas Nadia Pavlova, Ludmilla Seminyaka, and Galina Mezentseva and an honors graduate of both the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet academies. Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake is based on the Ivanov/Lev version with changes by Yuri Grigorovich for the Bolshoi in 1967. The company features almost 40 Vaganova trained dancers that are praised by the critics. “Perhaps one of the most magical moments of all, was delivered by a truly excellent...corps, a veritable highlight excelling in both synchrony and grace. Both male and female corps were outstanding all night.” from Calgary Herald. Regina Herald writes, “Breathtaking...magical touches...a thrilling experience.” Revered as the epitome of classical ballets, Swan Lake is a gripping tale of love, betrayal, and the triumph of good over evil. The dual role of Odette/ Odile in which the ballerina first appears as the tragically ethereal Swan Queen and later as the alluring but deceptive Odile (Black Swan) is one of the most dramatic and technically challenging roles in all of classical ballet.

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                    Dr. Frieda Birnbaum
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                    Dr. Frieda Birnbaum

                    FRIEDA BIRNBAUM has a PhD in psychology and a thriving psychotherapy practice. In 2007, she became a media sensation for giving birth to twins at age 60; her story was featured on national television, including 20/20, and in publications from USA Today to the Daily Mail. Now widely known as “Dr. Frieda,” she comments on trending events on regional TV and talk radio shows across the country. In her brand new candid memoir and can-do book, LIFE BEGINS AT 60: A New View on Motherhood, Marriage, and Reinventing Ourselves (Skyhorse Publishing, June 2016; $22.99 Hardcover; ISBN: 9781510708259) Dr. Frieda Birnbaum tells all about what age, career, motherhood, and womanhood mean today­—from having babies older to living younger, longer.

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                    SVA's 27th Dusty Film & Animation Festival
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                    SVA's 27th Dusty Film & Animation Festival

                    Since 1990, the School of Visual Arts’ Dusty Film & Animation Festival has become one of the world’s foremost events to discover exceptional new talent in film and animation. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival gives BFA Film and BFA Animation thesis students the unique opportunity to exhibit their work to industry professionals, family and friends. The festival culminates in our eminent Dusty Awards, attended bycelebrities and distinguished guests from the film and animation industries.

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                    Tracey Davis
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                    Tracey Davis

                    Author of Sammy Davis, Jr.

                    In Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father (May 2014; ISBN: 9780762450176; Hardcover; $30.00 US/$34.50 CAN; eBook ISBN: 978-0762450640), written by the late Sammy Davis Jr.’s only daughter, Tracey Davis, and Nina Bunche Pierce.  The book celebrates one of the original members of the “Rat Pack” bringing a unique personal perspective on one of the greatest pop culture icons of the Twentieth Century.  The story of this superstar unfolds beginning with his bittersweet childhood days, being raised primarily by his grandmother in Harlem, through the Rat Pack era, and including the extraordinary obstacles he overcame complete with rare personal and professional photos.

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                    Lisa Ramos
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                    Lisa Ramos

                    Lisa Ramos is an American model best known as an expert panelist on MTV's popular series "Guy Code". She also co-produced her own comedic web series with Univision's first bilingual network The Flama, called Secret Life Of Babes. The series features Ramos as the primary host and actress as she hilariously narrates the episodes which are aimed at Latin millennials. In addition to being a TV personality and host, Ramos has a very successful YouTube channel which has amassed over 20 million hits. These accomplishments have led her to a rapidly increasing and successful social media platform. She understands the value of her online fan base as her influence increases and her numbers continue to grow. Ramos currently lives in New York City and is represented by Elite Model Management Miami and One Model Management New York. She continues to build her very loyal following through hard work and dedication.

                     

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                    Watch Lisa's Web Series here

                     

                     

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                    Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
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                    Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

                    Author of Baby Bumps

                    In her new book, Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and All the Messy Milestones Along the Way (Running Press; January 2013; ISBN: 9780762451654), Author and Reality TV Personality Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi tells the weird, wonderful, and completely life-changing truth about pregnancy, her way.

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                    Elf on the Shelf Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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                    Elf on the Shelf Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

                    The 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

                    On November 28, 2013 the Elf on the Shelf® balloon will - for the second year in a row - fly through New York City in the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® to help Santa kick off the holiday season!  The ballon is based on The Elf on the Shelf -- an enchanting “book plus” package by mother/daughter team, Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell, and illustrated by Coë Steinwart and perfect for children of all ages. This year introduces The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition, per Santa's answer to the popular requests of children to have the Elf appear on their birthdays! The Elf on the Shelf comes in a keepsake box with the four-color, watercolor illustrated book and a small, pixie scout elf tucked inside. The heartwarming tale is about scout elves, sent by Santa with a mission to keep watch over the families they live with during the holiday season.

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                    Drunk, Stoned or Stupid
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                    Drunk, Stoned or Stupid

                    Parties will never be the same. Games will never be the same. Not since brothers, and cocreators, Noah (21) & Trevor Mayer (25) created the new party game, DRUNK STONED OR STUPID. In this game a group of friends decide who amongst them would be most likely to… 

                     

                    #46 GO TO TACO BELL SOBER

                    #92 CALL DIBS ON PEOPLE AT PARTIES

                    #147 SHAME PEOPLE FOR GOING TO BED 

                    #163 WATCH "PLANET EARTH" FOR 5 HOURS

                    #187 BE A TOTAL BRAND WHORE

                     

                    From there, one person receives the card and one negative-point. The game can be played with any number of people. Except two, two would be weird. One would also be weird. Since raising over $10,000 on Kickstarter, DRUNK STONED OR STUPID has established itself as a best seller at retailers Urban Outfitters, Spencer’s and Kitson. Trevor and Noah’s mom expressed no surprise in their early success. Mrs. Mayer said “they are smart boys” and they are also “perfect in every way.” Co-founder Noah Mayer explained how the game started as “just the title ‘Drunk Stoned or Stupid’ and then the game play fell into place as the simplest and most fun way to call out your friends.” Trevor also added that “neither of us are huge ‘gamers’. The fun of this game is the interaction between friends; the stories you hear.” The game revolves around accusations, stories and personality quirks of your friends. 

                     

                    Visit their website here

                    Entertainment, Brands

                    Blue Sky Riders
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                    Blue Sky Riders

                    Kenny Loggins, Gary Burr, and Georgia Middleman comprise the Blue Sky Riders, a new country/rock group changing the way the two genres mix.  Multi-platinum selling artist and Grammy winner Kenny Loggins first met Gary Burr when they were working on Loggins' 2008 album "How About Now". Loggins is the legendary singer-songwriter of such hits as "This Is It", "Danger Zone", and "Whenever I Call Your Friend", and Burr is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame who has been named Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP and Billboard. While writing tracks for Kenny's latest solo album, the chemistry was instantaneous and Loggins suggested the two find a female vocal and create a band. Burr suggested Geogria Middleman, a Nashville-based songwriter who has penned hit songs for the likes of Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Martina McBride and Reba MacEntire. Loggins flew to Nashville to write with her, and the Blue Sky Riders were born.  The band has been touring the country with their signature blend of country, rock, and three-part harmonies. "Finally Home", the trio's debut album, was released in January 2013 and is available on Amazon.

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                    26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival
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                    26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival

                    Since 1990, the School of Visual Arts’ Dusty Film & Animation Festival has become one of the world’s foremost events to discover exceptional new talent in film and animation. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival gives BFA Film and BFA Animation thesis students the unique opportunity to exhibit their work to industry professionals, family and friends. The festival culminates in their eminent Dusty Awards, attended by celebrities and distinguished guests from the film and animation industries.

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                    Random Farms Kids' Theater
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                    Random Farms Kids' Theater

                    The Random Farms Kids' Theater is a not-for-profit organization that puts young people center stage.

                    It is dedicated to creating a safe environment where children of all backgrounds are encouraged to discover the joy of theater within themselves -- on and off the stage. Through its programs, students develop an appreciation for arts and music, cultivate leadership and life skills, and build self-esteem.

                     

                    Random Farms further extends this impact beyond its own doors by providing community resources that increase access to the performing arts, and by motivating social change through live theater. 

                     

                    The Random Farms Kids Theater, Inc. was founded in 1995 by a then 16-year-old high school student, Anya Wallach (now 36), who formed the theater in her parents’ basement. Anya started the theatre as a way to increase access to the arts for her and her friends. Random Farms has become a launching pad for over 100 alumni who have gone on to land roles on Broadway, television, commercials and film.

                     

                    For more information visit: www.randomfarms.com

                    To book an interview with Anya click here.

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                    Jack Andraka
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                    Jack Andraka

                    Jack Andraka was just a fifteen year old Maryland high school sophomore when he invented an inexpensive early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers. Now, at seventeen, Jack’s groundbreaking results have earned him international recognition, most notably a 2014 Jefferson Award, the nation’s most prestigious public service award, 1st place winner in the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the 2012 Intel ISEF Gordon Moore Award, the 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Youth Award, a spot on Advocate Magazine’s 2014 40 under 40 list, and he’s also the 2014 State of Maryland winner of the Stockholm Water Prize. 

                     

                    In addition, Jack was First Lady Michelle Obama’s personal guest at the 2013 State of the Union Address. He speaks to audiences of youths and adults all across the globe about his personal story, research, and his ideas for STEM education reform. He has been featured in several documentaries including Morgan Spurlock’s Sundance Film Festival entry, “You Don’t Know Jack,” Linda Peters’ award winning film, “Just Jack,” Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary about cancer, as well as ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CNN, BBC, Fox, Rede Record de Televisão, and radio, newspaper, and magazine articles around the world. His young adult memoir, BREAKTHROUGH, will be available in March 2014.

                     

                    Visit Jack's Website at: www.jackandraka.net

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                    Rick Yancey
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                    Rick Yancey

                    Author of The 5th Wave, the Alfred Kropp Series, The Highly Effective Detective and The Monstrumologist Series

                    Rick is the author of thirteen novels and a memoir. His books have been published in over twenty languages and have earned numerous accolades and awards from around the world. His young adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was named a "Best Book of the Year" by Publishers Weekly and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, Rick received a Michael L. Printz Honor for The Monstrumologist. The sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His latest novel, The 5th Wave, the first in an epic sci-fi trilogy, made its worldwide debut in 2013, and will soon be a major motion picture for GK Films and Sony Pictures.

                     

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                    Kenny Loggins
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                    Kenny Loggins

                    Author of Frosty The Snowman

                    Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Frosty! Grammy® award-winning recording artist Kenny Loggins has put his signature style on the beloved holiday classic Frosty The Snowman (Charlesbridge Publishing/A Peter Yarrow Book for Imagine!; November 2013; ISBN: 978-1-62354-012-8; $17.95; Hardcover with Jacket & CD), including his rendition on CD to go along with a the timeless tale of this children's book.  Award-winning illustrator Wade Zahares brings the magical snowman and his friends to life in brilliantly-hued pages, paired with the lyrics everyone knows by heart.  In addition to the familiar Christmas classic, Loggins has also recorded popular traditional songs “Cyndi” and “Fishin’ Blues” to round out the three-song CD included in the book.  Kenny and Wade have joined forces to bring the holiday spirit to everyone this year.

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                    20th Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
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                    20th Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

                    Moscow Ballet Presents: Great Russian Nutcracker

                    Moscow Ballet celebrates 20 years of presenting its critically-acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker. Now, the tour has expanded from 8 to 70 cities across the US and Canada, with two simultaneously performing troupes of 40 dancers each. The company features award-winning principals and top graduates of Perm, Vaganova, Moscow State Academic Choreographic, and Rimsky-Korsakov schools. Akiva Talmi Presents Inc., the exclusive North American representation for Moscow Ballet, was founded by award-winning Juilliard alumnus, composer/conductor, and theatrical producer Akiva Talmi. Full info: www.Nutcracker.com

                     

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                    Jimmy Dore
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                    Jimmy Dore

                    Author of Your Country Is Just Not That Into You: How the Media, Wall Street, and Both Political Parties Keep Screwing You-Even After You've Moved On

                    In Your Country Is Just Not That Into You: How the Media, Wall Street, and Both Political Parties Keep on Screwing You—Even After You’ve Moved On (Running Press; July 2014; $15.00 Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5351-1; also available as an eBook), award-winning comedian Jimmy Dore sets out to expose what’s wrong with politics as usual in America.  And no one is safe from his hilarious scrutiny.  Crackling with caustic wit and insight, this manifesto skewers Republicans, Democrats, political pundits, news anchors, Wall Street CEOs, and many, many more. 

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                    25th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival and Awards
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                    25th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival and Awards

                    From The School of Visual Arts

                    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Dusty Film & Animation Festival, slated for May 10-13, 2014, announced today by Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation departments at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, and Annie Flocco, festival producer, SVA faculty member and independent film producer. “We invite all film lovers to help celebrate this milestone as a testament to the hard work and dedication of hundreds of young filmmakers,” said Lehmann. “We are proud to showcase the true commitment and remarkable talent of so many artists with this anniversary of the Dustys,” added Flocco. To mark the 25th anniversary, the festival culminates with SVA’s Annual Dusty Awards invitation-only ceremony, held on Tuesday, May 13, at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street) in New York City. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival was established and named after SVA Founder Silas “Dusty” H. Rhodes with the mission of introducing films made by BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation students to a wider audience.  This year, it will showcase more than 150 films and animations from thesis students graduating Spring 2014. All screenings are free and open to the public.

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                    The Film Buff's Bucket List
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                    The Film Buff's Bucket List

                    The 50 Movies of the 2000s to See Before You Die By Chris Stuckmann

                     

                                                                      

                    Theaters around the world are dominated by comic book heroes, ice princesses, apocalyptic love-struck teens, and whatever masterpiece Pixar is rolling out. It’s clear that cinema is as healthy as ever. Oscar-worthy directors, indie geniuses and foreign artists are creating stunning, boundary-pushing work. Since the turn of the century, movie lovers have been enjoying a second golden age. But which films are the best of the best? What are the top movies since 2000 to see before you die? Chris Stuckmann, one of YouTube’s most popular film reviewers (70+ million views) gives us his best of the best! In his book debut, Stuckmann delivers his list of the very best 50 Movies since 2000 – with that style and punch that YouTube viewers have come to love. These are the films you must see before you die.

                     

                     

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                    Behind the Cape
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                    Behind the Cape

                    The Ultimate Comic Book Hero Explained By Rob Jefferson

                     

                    The Last Son of Krypton, Kal-El, Clark Kent, the Man of Steel...Superman. The most iconic character to come from the pages of comic books has a tremendously detailed history that has never been explained like this. In his debut book, Rob Jefferson of Comic Explained assembles Superman’s entire publication history - breaking down every facet from the time period of his creation, its impact on his creators to the subsequent success and birth of the superhero genre. From paper to the big screen, Superman has transcended multiple generation, inspiring millions of readers and viewers along the way. This is his story, explained by one of the leading voices of comics from the world of YouTube.

                     

                     

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                    Kendra Bean
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                    Kendra Bean

                    Author of Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait

                    Vivien Leigh's mystique was a combination of staggering beauty, glamour, romance, and genuine talent displayed in her Oscar-winning performances in Gone With the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire. For more than thirty years, her name alone sold out theaters and cinemas the world over, and she inspired many of the greatest visionaries of her time: Laurence Olivier loved her; Winston Churchill praised her; Christian Dior dressed her.

                     

                    Through both an in-depth narrative and a stunning array of photos, Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait (Running Press; October 15, 2013; Hardcover $30.00/ISBN: 978-0762450992; E-book $14.99/ISBN: 978-0-7624-5103-6).  Presents the personal story of one of the most celebrated women of the twentieth century, an engrossing tale of success, struggles, and triumphs. It chronicles Leigh's journey from her birth in India to prominence in British film, winning the most-coveted role in Hollywood history, her celebrated love affair with Laurence Olivier, through to her untimely death at age fifty-three in 1967.

                     

                    Author Kendra Bean is the first Vivien Leigh biographer to delve into the Laurence Olivier Archives, where an invaluable collection of personal letters and documents ranging from interview transcripts to film contracts to medical records shed new insight on Leigh's story.  Illustrated by hundreds of rare and never-before-published images, including those by Leigh's "Official" photographer, Angus McBean, Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait is the first illustrated biography to closely examine the fascinating, troubled, and often misunderstood life of Vivien Leigh: The Woman, The Actress, The Legend.

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                    The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition
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                    The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition

                    “In Santa’s Christmas village at the North Pole, the elves celebrate special days all year round.  Apart from Christmas, though, nothing is more exciting to a scout elf than a birthday!”

                     

                    After selling millions of copies of the book The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, mother/daughter team Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell have partnered with illustrator Coë Steinwart once again to make sure every child’s special day is as magical as can be. This holiday season, the elves are back in action and better than ever! The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition (Creatively Classic Activities and Books/CCA and B) shows kids and their families how to celebrate their birthdays like they do in the North Pole. This “book plus” package also includes exciting new outfits and accessories made especially for your favorite elf. Register your elf at www.ElfonTheShelf.com and start celebrating!

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                    Tiffany Beveridge
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                    Tiffany Beveridge

                    Author of How to Quinoa: Life Lessons from My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter

                    In How to Quinoa: Life Lessons from My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter (Running Press; July 2014; $15.00 Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5427-3; also available as an eBook), author Tiffany Beveridge speaks through her Internet brainchild to offer remarkably accurate—as well as hilarious—insights into our obsession with hipster culture.  In her distinctive voice, Quinoa takes readers on a tour of high-fashion fun, filled with snapshots from her virtual life as the world’s most influential preschooler, plus hints, tips, and best practices to transform anyone’s lifestyle and wardrobe from snore to roar.

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                    Sally Kellerman
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                    Sally Kellerman

                    Author of Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life

                    In 1969, at age 31 and after 14 years of working in Hollywood, Sally Kellerman reluctantly accepted a role in an edgy comedy directed by someone she didn’t know from Adam. At the time, she no idea that her character - Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman’s smash hit M*A*S*H - would earn her Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, marking her breakout as a movie actress.  

                     

                    In her debut book and long-awaited tell-all memoir, Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life (Weinstein Books; May 2013; ISBN# 9781602861671; $26.00; Hardcover), actress, singer, and debut author Sally Kellerman presents a collection of experiences that made her laugh, cry, and sometimes scream. The result is a rollicking, riveting, star-studded tour of Hollywood from its glory days in the 1950s to today, entwined in an honest account of the professional ups and downs and personal twists and turns of a passionate, hardworking, life-long performer.  

                     

                    From her first film in 1957 (the trashy Reform School Girl), Sally Kellerman has gone onto make more than 50 movies. These include: Brewster McCloud, Welcome to L.A., Prêt-à-Porter, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and, as Rodney Dangerfield’s love interest, in the blockbuster film, Back to School. She also appeared on some of the most iconic TV series—Outer Limits, Bonanza, and It Takes a Thief to That Girl, Hawaii Five-O, and Star Trek (in the second pilot), as well as the recent reboot of 90210. Along with her acting gigs, Kellerman has been heard as the voice behind copious products (including her most successful voiceover gig with the makers of Hidden Valley Ranch), inspiring the Wall Street Journal to dub her “Queen of Voiceovers,” and as Principal Stark in the FX animated series, Unsupervised. Over the decades, she also remained devoted to singing, which she considers to be an “absolute gift.”

                     

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                    Seka
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                    Seka

                    Author of Inside Seka

                    Seka, the Marilyn Monroe of Porn, the queen of XXX cinema’s Golden Age, and John Holmes’ favorite leading lady, is a legendary performer of adult cinema - and many would say the greatest 2013 marks the 35th anniversary of the star’s entree into adult films, and to celebrate her career, Seka is releasing her untold story, Inside Seka – The Platinum Princess of Porn (Bear Manor Media; September 2013; ISBN: 9781593932725; $24.95; Paperback). Seka reveals wild stories and Hollywood connections that are sure to shock even the most die-hard fans.  Did you know that Whoopi Goldberg got her big break in show business from Seka?  How about that she snuck Bon Jovi and Mötley Crüe into her Chicago condo to hide out and get haircuts in order to avoid the paparazzi?  Seka also dishes on past loves like Dolph Lundgren, Matt Dillon, Sam Kinison, Gary Busey, plus former New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs pitching coach, Billy Connors.  Never one for holding back, Seka shares it all with Inside Seka.

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                    24th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards
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                    24th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards

                    From the School of Visual Arts

                    Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at School of Visual Arts (SVA), announced today the 24th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival, to be held in New York City Saturday, May 4 through Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The four-day event will showcase more than 100 films and animations from thesis students graduating this spring. Annie Flocco, independent producer/filmmaker and SVA faculty member, will produce the event; Meredith Engstrom will co-produce.

                     

                    The 2013 festival kicks off with three days of film and animation screenings, and concludes with an awards ceremony on May 7. Fifteen awards—including Outstanding Film and Achievement in Directing, Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Traditional and Stop Motion Animation, and the New York Women in Film and Television Award—are given to students in recognition for outstanding thesis work. All festival screenings are free and open to the general public and take place at the state-of-the-art SVA Theatre, located at 333 West 23rd Street, NYC. The final list of presenters and special guests will be made public at a later date.

                     

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                    Jen Sincero
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                    Jen Sincero

                    Author of You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life

                    In her new book, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (Running Press; June 2013; Paperback: $16.00/ISBN: 978-0-7624-4769-5; E-book: ISBN: 978-0-7624-4831-9), Jen Sincero shares the self-help/spiritual insights and practices that have truly worked wonders for her and for the thousands she’s converted. Equally enlightening and entertaining, Sincero mixes hilarious stories, snarky comments, and dirty words with sage advice, inspiring examples, uplifting quotes and affirmations, and easy but effective exercises. Her goal is to motivate all kinds of people to believe in themselves, harness their untapped, infinite potential, have faith in our world of limitless possibilities, and move beyond wanting to deciding to have a better life. She gives them the tools to make it happen.                                                          

                     

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                    Morton I. Hamburg
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                    Morton I. Hamburg

                    Photographer of Commitment

                    Critically-acclaimed photographer Morton I. Hamburg, together with writer Kashmir Hill, have created the new photo-essay book entitled Commitment (Cider Mill Press; February 2013; ISBN: 978-1-60433-334-3; $29.95; Hardcover), a collection of 37 committed couples - some married, some living together for many years but unmarried, some same-sex couples, some famous and many not-so-famous.  Hamburg first explored this theme in 2000 with writer Catherine Whitney in the successful book, Couples: The Meaning of Commitment, and now, has expanded the scope in this sequel. From renowned figures such as Homeland’s Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody; Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara; Joy Behar & Steve Janowitz; and Susie Essman & Jim Harder, whose pictures appear on the cover, “Iron Chef” Cat Cora, to actor Bryan Batt, restaurateur Danny Meyer and political journalist Sondra Gotlieb to name a few, Commitment is a book that spans the bridge from love at first sight to a reluctant proposal acceptance.

                     

                    Mort Hamburg has been a photographer for over sixty years. Prior to turning professional in 1997, he practiced law and taught communications in New York City and Washington, D.C. He has written three books on communication. Kashmir Hill is a staff writer at Forbes Magazine where she writes a very popular daily blog known as The Not-So Private Parts.  With Commitment, Hamburg and Hill have crafted a book that helps us further comprehend what makes unions truly last.

                     

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                    Peter, Paul and Mary
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                    Peter, Paul and Mary

                    What happens when a girl and a big blue frog fall in love?  A few problems…and lots of fun!  The legendary folk trio Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers bring their famous 1967 song to life with I’m in Love with a Big Blue Frog (Charlesbridge Publishing/A Peter Yarrow Book for Imagine!; February 2013; $17.95 Hardcover with Jacket & CD; ISBN 978-1-936140-37-4), featuring a CD with three songs performed by Peter, Paul and Mary, tucked inside a beautiful, full-color picture book illustrated by Joshua S. Burnet.

                     
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                      Matthew Teacher
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                      Matthew Teacher

                      Author of The Musician’s Notebook: Deluxe Edition

                      The Musician’s Notebook: Deluxe Edition (Running Press; November 2012; $15.00 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-0-7624-4800-5), created by Matthew Teacher, features a lay-flat binding for use on music stands and flat surfaces.  It includes an instructive introduction, 70 spreads on which to compose 70 songs, inspiring quotes from famous musicians noted throughout, and approximately 400 individual chord stickers to make the songwriting process easier and more legible.  The Musician’s Notebook: Deluxe Edition also comes with a removable wall chart, presenting 48 of the most popular chords for quick visual reference while composing.

                       

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                        Andrew Simonian
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                        Andrew Simonian

                        Author of Bi-Curious George: An Unauthorized Parody

                        In Bi-Curious George: An Unauthorized Parody (Cider Mill Press; October 2012; $14.95 Hardcover; ISBN 978-1-60433-238-4) author Andrew Simonian offers a playful take on Margaret & H.A. Rey’s classic tale - only this time, George isn’t getting into trouble with The Man in the Yellow Hat!  In fact, most men he’ll be dealing with this time around are lucky to be wearing anything at all! These wild escapades are sure to have adult audiences going bananas!

                         

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                          Peter, Paul and Mary
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                          Peter, Paul and Mary

                          With the spirit-lifting music of a legendary folk trio; Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers, accompanied by whimsical, heartwarming art by Christine Davenier, it’s a breeze to turn a gray day into a play day! Restless little ones and their frustrated parents will delight in It’s Raining, It’s Pouring (Charlesbridge Publishing/A Peter Yarrow Book for Imagine!; July 2012; ISBN: 978-1-936140-77-0; $17.95; Hardcover with Jacket & CD), featuring a CD with three songs performed by Peter, Paul and Mary, tucked inside a fun, fanciful, full-color picture book illustrated by Christine Davenier. The CD includes Peter’s “Make-Believe Town”, Paul’s “Glory of Love,” and Peter, Paul, and Mary’s famous “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring.”

                           

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                            Tea-spiration
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                            Tea-spiration

                            Inspirational Words for Tea Lovers By Lu Ann Pannunzio

                            Tea-spiration aims to create a quiet movement. Tea drinkers enjoy slowing down and enjoying all the moments with the beverage because it is simply more than just that. In her debut book, Lu Ann Pannunzio, founder of The Cup of Life, uplifts and inspires readers in a way that does more than just telling them a story about tea and its history. Similar to life, tea is about the little things. Each page is filled with different feelings and moments (big or small) that tea provides us that not everyone may notice to take time and enjoy. The inspirational aspect flows naturally showing readers that sometimes all you really need is a cup, water and some leaves to create your own wonderful tea experience.

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                            Heidi Klum: Project Runway Book
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                            Heidi Klum: Project Runway Book

                            Project Runway is one of the most influential and avidly watched shows on the pop-culture landscape. Published to complement the summer premiere of Season Ten, Project Runway: The Show that Changed Fashion is a photo- and highlight-packed tribute to the series that opened up the fashion world to millions of viewers and launched the fashion careers of talented designers. Project Runway, the book, features interviews with the show’s winners, producers, and stars, including host, judge, and supermodel Heidi Klum. Heidi talks about how it all began, her relationships with fellow judges, what she’s learned about fashion, and the impact of Project Runway on the fashion world, plus a mini-preview of Season Ten.

                             

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                              Abdel Sellou
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                              Abdel Sellou

                              Author of You Changed My Life: A Memoir

                              Millions of people around the world have been touched by The Intouchables, a film celebrating the friendship between a French aristocrat quadriplegic and the high-spirited, low-class Algerian con man hired to serve as his hands and feet.  On screen, award-winning actor Omar Sy portrays the charming scammer named Driss.  In real-life, Abdel Sellou, the man who not only faithfully served but truly saved the severely disabled Philippe Pozzo di Borgo, has written a memoir on his complicated and guarded life. Abdel Sellou breaks his long silence about his turbulent youth and unexpected awakening in You Changed My Life: A Memoir.  The memoir captures the real, complex and flawed man behind the captivating character in the second-most watched French film The Intouchables.Sellou writes about his unrestricted upbringing, his formative years as a thief and con artist, and his time in prison.  Throughout, he accepts responsibility for his mistakes and above all, he expresses his profound gratitude to Pozzo—his boss, teacher, and friend—for putting an end to his carefree life of indifference and aimlessness.

                               

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                                Jeanne Cooper
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                                Jeanne Cooper

                                Author of Not Young, Still Restless: A Memoir

                                Not Young, Still Restless: A Memoir by Jeanne Cooper (!T Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; July 2012), Emmy and Lifetime Achievement award-winning star Jeanne Cooper has been working in show business for the past seven decades.  She became beloved by soap opera fans for her long-running role as the wealthy, tough-as-nails Katherine Chancellor on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.”  She is the only actor who has been with the show since its premiere.Not Young, Still Restless is the story of Jeanne’s compelling, inspiring life; before, during and away from the CBS soundstage.  In her memoir, she talks about her journey from small-town Taft, CA to the heart of Los Angeles movie industry, her career as an actress, her battle with alcoholism, her failed marriage, her two sons, and both her and her daughter’s fight against cancer.  With her signature fearlessness, honesty and humor, Jeanne chronicles her life as an actress, wife, mother, and woman.

                                 

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                                  The Rise of Comic Book Movies
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                                  The Rise of Comic Book Movies

                                  From the Pages to the Big Screen By Benny Potter

                                  A quick look at Hollywood today and you'll realize we are in the Golden Age of comic book movies. Superhero adaptations dominate the box office and the major studios have all followed our extraordinary cultural interest in larger-than-life heroic movies. Benny Potter, aka the Comicstorian YouTube channel (80 million views and over 500,000 subscribers) swoops in to save the day with his new book The Rise of Comic Book Movies: From the Pages to the Big Screen. In The Rise of Comic Book Movies, Potter stalks into the darkest shadows of evil and uses his superhero reviewing powers to determine which comic book-inspired movies are the best of all time.

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                                  Elf on the Shelf Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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                                  Elf on the Shelf Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

                                  The 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

                                  On Novemver 22, 2012 the new Elf on the Shelf® balloon flew through New York City in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® and helped Santa kick of the holiday season!  The ballon was based on The Elf on the Shelf -- an enchanting “book plus” package by mother/daughter team, Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell, and illustrated by Coë Steinwart and perfect for children of all ages. The Elf on the Shelf comes in a keepsake box with the four-color, watercolor illustrated book and a small, pixie scout elf tucked inside.  The heartwarming tale is about scout elves, sent by Santa with a mission to keep watch over the families they live with during the holiday season.

                                   

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                                  Neil Sedaka and Marc Sedaka
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                                  Neil Sedaka and Marc Sedaka

                                  Authors of Dinosaur Pet

                                  Music Icon and Author, Neil Sedaka, and his son, screenwriter and author, Marc Sed Dinosaur Pet (Charlesbridge Publishing/Imagine!; ISBN 978-1-936140-36-7; $17.95; May 2012), performed byNeil Sedaka, with children’s lyrics by Marc Sedaka, and illustrations by Tim Bowers.  The book is inspired by Neil's legendary hit song “Calendar Girl,” which was first released in 1961, reaching # 4 on Billboard’s Top 100.  The new rendition, “Dinosaur Pet,” is part of an original CD embedded in book's cover. Marc's three children (yes, Neil’s grandkids!), provide the backup vocals on the CD, which also features two brand new children's songs, “She Moved Away” and “The Tooth Fairy,” both written and recorded by Neil especially for this book.

                                   

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                                  23rd Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards
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                                  23rd Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards

                                  From the School of Visual Arts (SVA)

                                  Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), announces the 23rd Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival, or “23 on 23,” will be held in New York City on Sunday, May 6 through Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The four-day event will showcase more than 100 films and animations from students graduating this spring, as well as celebrate 23rd Street as a home for the college and the theater. Annie Flocco, SVA faculty member and independent filmmaker, will produce the event; Meredith Engstrom will co-produce. This year's headlining sponsors are: AbelCine; Act Zero Films; Adorama Rental Company; AJA Video Systems; Animation Magazine; Avid Technology, Inc.; Blue Sky Studios; Bryan Singer; CAVA—SVA Computer Store; Eastman Kodak Company; Emmett/Furla Films; Feature Systems/Kits and Expendables; Foto Care; Future Media Concepts; Gotham Sound & Communications, Inc.; Machinima, Inc.; National Board of Review; New York Women in Film & Television; Nice Shoes; Rota6; Scheimpflug; and SCS Agency, Inc. 100 percent of the sponsors’ donations will benefit thesis students in the form of grants and in-kind gifts.

                                   

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                                    Kent Hartman
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                                    Kent Hartman

                                    Author of The Wrecking Crew

                                    LA Times Bestseller!

                                    The Wrecking Crew by Kent Hartman Did you know that hundreds of famous songs in the 60s and 70s weren’t recorded by the bands who made them famous? For the first time, music insider, historian and debut author, Kent Hartman, tells the definitive story of the unknown group of sidemen who secretly played all the instruments on hit after hit in the new book, The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll’s Best-Kept Secret (Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martins Press; February 2012; ISBN: 978-0-312-61974-9; $25.99 Hardcover).  Everyone from the Byrds to the Beach Boys, from Phil Spector and Simon & Garfunkel to the Fifth Dimension and even Frank Sinatra, hired this stealth-like group of West Coast studio musicians—sometimes over the heated objections of actual band members who were forced to make way for Wrecking Crew musicians in the studio.  Hartman follows the recording careers of such session musicians as drummer Hal Blaine and trailblazing bassist Carol Kaye, as well as those of several Wrecking Crew players who eventually went on to fame in their own right, including Glen Campbell, Leon Russell, and Jim Gordon (who co-wrote “Layla” with Eric Clapton).  Part Hit Men and part Laurel Canyon, this hidden history of rock and roll chronicles the uncredited studio musicians who provided the soundtrack for a generation.

                                     

                                     

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                                    Judy Collins
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                                    Judy Collins

                                    When You Wish upon a Star, illustrated by Eric Puybaret, and performed by Judy Collins

                                    Grammy Award-winning artist, and New York Times best-selling author Judy Collins teams up again with acclaimed artist Eric Puybaret to bring another classic song to life. When You Wish upon a Staris published by Peter Yarrow Books, an imprint of Imagine!/Charlesbridge; (October 2011; ISBN # 978-1-936140-35-0; $17.95; Hardcover with Jacket & CD); by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington, illustrated by Eric Puybaret, and performed by Judy Collins.  Promising that “anything your heart desires will come to you,” it appeals to the believer and child in all of us; the words weave a vision of a world rich in love and happiness—a world open to everyone, “no matter who you are.” And no singer can capture the haunting beauty of this classic like Judy Collins, with her clear, pure, and emotionally resonant voice. The CD that is embedded in the cover, includes the title track, plus two original songs. “When You Wish upon a Star,” was ranked #7 by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest movie songs of all time on their “AFI 100 Years…100 Songs” list, and we know that fans of the song will absolutely admire and adore Collins' version.

                                     

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                                      An Elf's Story (Movie Premiere)
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                                      An Elf's Story (Movie Premiere)

                                      The Elf on the Shelf

                                      Inspired by, and co-created and produced by the makers of The Elf on the Shelf®, An Elf’s Story™(Big Canoe Entertainment; Distributed by Creatively Classic Activities and Books/CCA and B, on-sale November 2011; 23 Minutes; DVD $9.95 Blu-Ray $14.95) will be releasing as an animated feature in 2-D and 3-D the 2011 Holiday Season. The film includes several never-before-seen animated techniques, created by Trick 3D in Atlanta.  Mouth Public Relations will be overseeing the celebrity-driven “Candy Cane Red Carpet” Animated Feature Premiere/Fundraiser in Atlanta on Sunday, November 20th, and spearheading the PR effort for the consumer release on Saturday November 26th.  “An Elf’s Story” will also debut on CBS-TV on Friday, November 25th.

                                       

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                                      The Elf on the Shelf
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                                      The Elf on the Shelf

                                      Bestselling Book

                                      Selling over 1.5 million copies since 2005, Winter 2011 marks the first official national media campaign and 16-city American tour for The Elf on the Shelf (Creatively Classic Activities and Books/CCA and B) by mother/daughter team, Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell, and illustrated by Coë Steinwart. This enchanting “book plus” package is perfect for children of all ages, thanks to the everlasting tradition that goes hand-in-hand with Elf on the Shelf®. Carol Aebersold will be travelling to numerous markets around the country to meet the fans and tell the story of her family tradition. The Elf on the Shelf comes in a keepsake box with the four-color, watercolor illustrated book and a small, pixie scout elf tucked inside. The heartwarming tale is about scout elves, sent by Santa with a mission to keep watch over the families they live with during the holiday season. However, these elves only receive their Christmas magic when they are named—by registering their elf’s name at www.ElfonTheShelf.com in the North Pole.

                                       

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                                      Robert Gleason
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                                      Robert Gleason

                                      Author of End of Days

                                      Born from the fear of nuclear annihilation and painstakingly researched for over twenty years, author, editor and nuclear terrorism expert, Robert Gleason pens an epic thriller unlike any other, entitled End of Days (Forge Books; October 2011; ISBN: 978-0-7653-299-9; $24.99). Featured in the recent History Channel special, “Prophets of Doom,” Gleason states in the book an all-too-plausible case of nuclear proliferation turned into an all-too-foreseeable nightmare. A wealthy and relentless terrorist organization gets their hands on black market nuclear weapons, and will do anything to wipe the earth back to the Stone Age.

                                       

                                      Robert Gleason was born in Michigan City, Indiana. He has an AB in English literature from Indiana University, a master’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin and Le Premier Degré à la Sorbonne. He has written more than a dozen novels, and the History Channel recently featured him in their two-hour special, “Prophets of Doom.” His previous book is Apocalypse 2010.

                                       

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                                      Coloring Outside the Lines
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                                      Coloring Outside the Lines

                                      In a Perfectly Imperfect World By Malika Anjali

                                      Taking the coloring craze by storm, teen illustrator Malika Anjali, turns the tables on the phenomenon by offering up the first coloring book for adults by a kid. Malika presents the unique beauty of hand-drawn imperfections as she details what the world looks like through the eyes of a 13 year-old girl. Taking inspirations from the jungle growing in her backyard with its lovely leafy trees and blossoming flowers as well as friends from the animal world, Malika's pages present a unique spin on art that you won't necessarily find in secret gardens or enchanted forests. Her work reminds us all of our own artistic aspirations and that, more often than not, happiness can be found right in your own backyard.

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                                      Carly Simon
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                                      Carly Simon

                                      The Grammy Award Winner presents Take Me out to the Ball Game

                                      In 1908, vaudeville entertainer Jack Norworth conjured up a song about America’s favorite pastime. He never imagined it would become baseball’s unofficial anthem, a fixture of the seventh-inning strength, and still be rousing crowds to root, root, root for their home team in the 21st century. He never imagined it would be recorded by anyone famous, let alone Frank Sinatra, Liberace, Harpo Marx, L.L. Cool J…and Carly Simon, who now has teamed up to create an inspirational and delightful children’s picture book and CD, TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME (Peter Yarrow Books, an imprint of Imagine Publishing!/Charlesbridge; On Sale: April 12, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-936140-26-8; $17.95; Hardcover with Jacket & CD), with lyrics by Jack Norworth, illustrated by Amiko Hirao, and performed by Carly Simon.

                                       

                                      CARLY SIMON is an internationally renowned singer and songwriter. She has won two Grammy Awards, as well as a Hall of Fame Grammy, an Oscar®, and a Golden Globe for “Let the River Run,” which she wrote, composed, and performed for the film Working Girl. In 1994, she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

                                       

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                                      22nd Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards
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                                      22nd Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards

                                      From the School of Visual Arts (SVA)

                                      The 22nd Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival kicks off Friday, May 6 and continues through Tuesday, May 10 highlighting over 100 films by students graduating from the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). The program includes screenings of short films, videos and animations, and culminates in an awards ceremony with notables from the film and animation industries. This year’s Screenwriters Night is in collaboration with Susan Batson Studio featuring SVA graduating screenwriters’ selected scenes performed live by professional actors. All festival screenings, the Awards Ceremony and Screenwriters Night will take place at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Many events are FREE and open to the general public.

                                       

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                                        Bruce “Cousin Brucie” Morrow
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                                        Bruce “Cousin Brucie” Morrow

                                        Author of Rock & Roll…and the Beat Goes on

                                        Rock’s staying power isn’t a shock to one of the world’s first and greatest rock jocks, “Cousin Brucie” Morrow. As the maestro with the mike at WABC-AM back in the days of vinyl, turntables and cart machines, Cousin Brucie was at the center of the earthquake when rock started to roll during the 1950s and remained there throughout the wild 60s and into the funky 70s. Now, as a legendary radio personality, with a national and international audience on Sirius/XM Radio, he’s having a blast introducing classic rock to a new generation. He shares his reflections on the explosive, magical music and social upheaval that became the soundtrack of dramatic change in ROCK & ROLL…and the Beat Goes on (Imagine Publishing!/Charlesbridge; March 2011; $17.95; Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-1-936140-28-2).

                                         

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                                          Eliot Glazer
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                                          Eliot Glazer

                                          Creator of My Parents Were Awesome: Before Fanny Packs & Minivans, They Were People Too

                                          In a digital age where we can retake digital photos until they’re “perfect” and online culture embraces “epic fail,” the wildly popular website MY PARENTS WERE AWESOME bucks the trend by lauding the everyday heroes—parents—with vintage photos. Launched in 2009 by writer, comedian, and editor Eliot Glazer, the online collection of old photos of parents before parenthood proves that parents were once young, fun, and effortlessly cool. The site became an instant hit, with features on NPR’s All Things Considered, Fox News, ABC News, and more. And now Glazer combines the spontaneity and nuance of old photographs with stories by sons and daughters in a heartwarming collection of essays: MY PARENTS WERE AWESOME: Before Fanny Packs & Minivans, They Were People Too (Villard Books; April 2011; ISBN: 978-0-345-52392-1; Trade Paperback; $15.00).

                                           

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                                            Purrs of Wisdom
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                                            Purrs of Wisdom

                                            Enlightenment, Feline Style By Ingrid King

                                            Ingrid King explores our relationships with cats by combining her professional expertise with compassionate insights into how cats can inspire, soothe and even help heal us. In Purrs of Wisdom, King artfully delivers pearls of wisdom celebrating all our relationships, feline, human or otherwise. You’ll want to savor each chapter and purr-haps revisit those that strike a personal chord.

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                                            Cubanisms
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                                            Cubanisms

                                            A Look at Cuba through Art and Words By Pedro García-Menocal

                                            Spanish is a unique language. From Argentina to Spain, accents, meanings, connotations and more get lost between borders. Cubanisms by Pedro García-Menocal details the diverse history of the Spanish language as it evolved in the Lost City. With beautifully traditional illustrations from noted Cuban artist Gustavo “Garrincha” Rodriguez, Cubanisms embraces the hilarious and historic value of words and their interpretations. This funny and informative collection will keep you laughing and learning all the way from Havana to Santiago.

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                                            My Fairytale Wedding
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                                            My Fairytale Wedding

                                            Planning Your Dream Wedding Without Breaking the Bank By Desiree Hartsock

                                            Desiree Siegfried-Hartsock, star of ABC’s The Bachelorette (2013 season), gives her best advice on how to have an extraordinary wedding, on an ordinary budget. In My Fairytale Wedding, Siegfried-Hartsock demystifies wedding planning and budgeting, offering super-practical tips on how to make your wedding a fabulous and memorable event. From small family weddings at home to breath-taking destination weddings, Siegfried-Hartsock guides you through everything you need for your dream wedding without breaking the bank.

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                                            Rabbi Shmuley in Conversation with Michael Jackson
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                                            Rabbi Shmuley in Conversation with Michael Jackson

                                            Author of Honoring The Child Spirit: Inspiration and Learning from Our Children

                                            To millions of fans, Michael Jackson is missed as a performer of rare musical genius. Among the few who truly knew and loved him, especially his children: Prince, Paris, and “Blanket,” Michael Jackson is missed as a wonderful and rare parent. In HONORING THE CHILD SPIRIT: Inspiration and Learning from Our Children(Vanguard Press; January 11, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-593156-04-6; $22.95; Hardcover) by internationally recognized parenting and relationships expert Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Michael lives on through his insights into the world of a child and his commitment to raising awareness about the importance of childhood and child-like qualities among not only parents, but all adults.

                                             

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                                            Phillip Leonetti
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                                            Phillip Leonetti

                                            Author of MAFIA PRINCE

                                            In 1986, at age 32, Philip “Crazy Phil” Leonetti became the youngest underboss in the history of the post-Luciano modern day American Mafia. Soon after, he became Public Enemy No. 2, wanted by the FBI and the US Department of Justice. In 1989, Leonetti turned against the man who had turned him into a stone-cold killer: his uncle and boss, the ruthless head of the Philadelphia-Atlantic City mob, Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo. Leonetti the government witness would prove to be just as deadly as Leonetti the mob killer.

                                             

                                            For the first time ever in Mafia Prince: Inside America’s Most Violent Crime Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra (Running Press; December 11, 2012; $24.00 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-0762445837), Philip Leonetti with true-crime authors Scott Burnstein and Christopher Graziano, tell the entire story of Crazy Phil's life of organized crime and his liberation through betraying the warped sense of honor and family he had been raised to revere.

                                             

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                                            Peter, Paul and Mary
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                                            Peter, Paul and Mary

                                            #1 New York Times Book Review Best-Seller

                                            The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without a reading of Clement C. Moore’s classic 1823 verse, The Night Before Christmas (Peter Yarrow Books, an imprint of Imagine Publishing; November 2010; ISBN: 978-1-936140-06-0; $19.95; Hardcover with Jacket & CD), newly recorded by the legendary folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Along with the book comes a unique three track CD (embedded in the cover), which includes the last recording by Mary Travers, who narrates the poem over a special tribute background score written by Peter and Paul. Two other classic Peter, Paul and Mary holiday favorites are featured: the poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” charmingly set to music by Noel Paul Stookey and “A’ Soalin,” a classic performance piece first released by the esteemed trio in 1963 on their second LP, “Moving.”

                                             

                                             

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                                            Andrew Zuckerman Music App
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                                            Andrew Zuckerman Music App

                                            Award-Winning Photographer, Author and Creator of The Music App

                                            Andrew Zuckerman, award-winning photographer and director, has created MUSIC, a first-of-its-kind iPad app on sale now at the iTunes store. The MUSIC app is an extension of the book and film Music,recently published by Abrams (Fall 2010). Like the book, the app features stunning portraits and interviews with over 50 musical legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Yoko Ono, John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, Common, Trey Anastasio, Ravi Shankar, Itzhak Perlman and Fiona Apple. But the MUSIC app enhances the experience even further by including individual 3–7 minute films for each of the artists, the option to organize the entire text thematically, and the ability to share text—creating a truly multi-dimensional experience and bringing the idea of portraiture to a new level.

                                             

                                             
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                                            Diane Dimond
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                                            Diane Dimond

                                            Author of Cirque du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust — Written with Complete Cooperation with Michaele and Tareq Salahi

                                             

                                            Veteran investigative reporter Diane Dimond has written a tell-all book about Michaele and Tareq Salahi, titled Cirque du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust, (on-sale exclusively at Amazon; September 15, 2010; Kindle ISBN: 978-1-61550-770-2 ($9.99) and Trade Paperback ISBN 1439273294 ($15.99). Cirque Du Salahi will reveal for the first time that for nearly 17 years Michaele Salahi has suffered from multiple sclerosis, not anorexia, as has been widely speculated. While the Salahis cooperated exclusively with Dimond to present their version of this explosive story, Diane Dimond maintained full editorial control and sole copyright. Cirque Du Salahi finally puts the salacious “Crasher” story to rest and shows how the media, led by “The Reliable Source” column at the Washington Post, got it wrong from the get-go. The book lays out in great detail when and how the Salahis were invited to both the White House and to the Congressional Black Caucus Dinner held weeks previously. Only now that the danger of a possible federal indictment has faded with time do they feel they can tell their side of the story.

                                             

                                            In Cirque Du Salahi, the reader also learns that the Salahis have been supporters of Barack Obama since 2005. The book also offers the shocking fallout the Salahis have endured because of all the unfair negative publicity stirred up by the media. They have received death threats and been made the butt of relentless jokes on late-night TV. In one particularly harrowing episode, Michaele barely escaped flipping her car during a high speed chase with paparazzi. The mission of the book is to finally tell the whole story behind who Michaele and Tareq Salahi really are, to strip back the curtain to reveal the human toll created by today’s often reckless media coverage and to share with the American public Michaele Salahi’s stoic battle with multiple sclerosis.

                                             

                                             
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                                            Neil Sedaka
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                                            Neil Sedaka

                                            Author of Waking up Is Hard to Do

                                            The history of rock ’n’ roll would be incomplete without the innumerable contributions of Neil Sedaka. Neil’s “Breaking up Is Hard to Do” was first released in 1962 and quickly went to #1 on Billboard’s Top 100. He re-released the song in 1975, changing the up-tempo tune into a ballad and making music history when it reached #1 once again—becoming the first song recorded in two different versions by the same artist to top the chart! If you remember the song, in either or both versions, you and your family are sure to smile when you hear the brand new rendition—the inspiration for a children’s book and companion CD entitled Waking up Is Hard to Do(Imagine Publishing, ISBN 978-1-936140-13-8; $17.95; September 2010), performed by Neil Sedaka, with illustrations by Daniel Miyares, and Music and Lyrics by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield. The CD also includes two brand new songs (along with the “Waking Up…” rendition), entitled “Lightnin’ Jim” and “Sing,” both co-written and recorded by Neil—with backup vocals recorded by Neil’s twin granddaughters—the two who inspired him to write the book!

                                             

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                                            Judy Collins
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                                            Judy Collins

                                            Grammy Award-winning singer & Author of Over the Rainbow

                                            For more than five decades, Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her superlative soprano and her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Enjoying a career full of accolades, including a Grammy Award and an Academy Award nomination, she continues to perform globally, and almost constantly, at age 70, while making time for social activism. She is also the author of several books, both fiction and nonfiction, and recently collaborated on a delightful and uplifting children’s book.

                                            Over the Rainbow (Peter Yarrow Books, an imprint of Imagine Publishing; Spring 2010; ISBN 10: 1-936140-00-4; ISBN 13: 978-1-936140-00-8 $17.95; Hardcover, with CD) is an enchanting picture book and 3-song CD set, featuring Judy Collins’ version of the beloved song that Judy Garland made famous. Working on this project gave Collins “great pleasure.” She was named for Judy Garland four months before “Over the Rainbow” came out on the radio in 1939. Her parents adored the song and played it at home, over and over, so it became little Judy’s favorite lullaby. Now, Collins admits that “Over the Rainbow” has followed her, “like a bluebird,” all her life and continues to make her feel “young and free and hopeful.” To coincide with the publishing of the book, Judy Collins will be releasing a new CD, entitled Paradise, with guest performances by Stephen Stills and Joan Baez, among others.

                                             

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                                            Jake Ehrenreich
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                                            Jake Ehrenreich

                                            Author of A Jew Grows in Brooklyn

                                            Showman Jake Ehrenreich’s uncanny outlook at finding the joy and beauty in most things, despite adversity, shines through in the pages of this compelling memoir of a first-generation American trying to make peace with his heritage while at the same time searching for the true meaning of the American dream. The book is based on the stage show of the same name, which broke box-office records at the historic Lambs Theater in the heart of Broadway, and which The New York Timesdescribed as “Beautiful…Touching…Funny…a lot in common with Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays.”

                                             

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                                              Laugh for Sight
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                                              Laugh for Sight

                                              Charity Benefit

                                              Laugh For Sight is the annual charity benefit showcasing some of the world’s best stand-up comedians performing to raise money to combat degenerative eye diseases. The lineup for Laugh For Sight 4 will feature legendary Grammy and Tony nominee comedian Robert Klein, “Saturday Night Live” and Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” star Colin Quinn, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” correspondent John Oliver, “Last Comic Standing” stars Bonnie McFarlane and Rich Vos, audience warm-up comedian for “The Late Show with David Letterman”Eddie Brill, Laugh for Sight founder/president Brian Fischler and his guide dog Nash, and more. Legendary 1010 WINS reporter Alice Stockton-Rossini will be the emcee. Proceeds from Laugh For Sight 4 will benefit two wonderful charities this year: Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a publicly funded, top guide-dog school, and the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, a world-renowned research facility on the forefront of finding a cure for macular degenerative eye diseases.

                                               

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                                              Nonprofit, Entertainment

                                              Howard J. Morris & Jenny Lee
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                                              Howard J. Morris & Jenny Lee

                                              Nationally-Acclaimed Comedy Writers & Authors of Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid

                                              Mouth Public Relations media-prepped Howard J. Morris and Jenny Lee for their appearance on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America.” The comedy writers and real-life couple use their own relationship to demonstrate the insanity of women and stupidity of men in their new book, Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid: The Simple Truth to a Complicated Relationship.

                                               

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                                              Jane Velez-Mitchell
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                                              Jane Velez-Mitchell

                                              Author of iWant

                                               

                                              Despite enjoying a successful career as an award-winning broadcast journalist, HLN (Headline News) TV host Jane Velez-Mitchell was being held prisoner by a wide array of addictions and denial of her true sexuality. In her incredibly candid and courageous memoir, iWant: My Journey From Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler Honest Life, Velez-Mitchell chronicles her struggles and triumphs in hopes of helping others achieve sobriety and discover fuller, healthier, happier, and more purposeful lives. Velez-Mitchell reveals her lifelong fight to overcome alcoholism, her proud coming out as a lesbian after she turned 50, how she beat breast cancer, and why she’s become a staunch vegan and environmentalist, among many other poignant stories. Velez-Mitchell is the host of “Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell” on HLN—formerly CNN Headline News.

                                               

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                                              Entertainment, Health & Beauty

                                              Cynthia Copeland
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                                              Cynthia Copeland

                                              Author of Family Fun Night

                                              Family Fun Night was created by award-winning parenting author Cynthia Copeland. It is a clever collection of cool ideas that will make everyone from toddler to teen to mom to dad enjoy spending quality time together. Copeland offers tips and advice for establishing a regular, weekly family gathering, dealing with siblings of varying ages, and managing competitiveness. From clever twists on timeless classics to brand new games to excite the easily bored child, the book offers something fun for every family and every season, indoors and out.

                                               

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                                              Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                              The Musician’s Hit Song Notebook
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                                              The Musician’s Hit Song Notebook

                                              Published by Cider Mill Press

                                              Every songwriter who dreams of composing a hit needs this notebook. In one neat package, it uniquely combines the practical and hardworking with the motivational and inspirational to help musicians focus on what it takes to create a success. Throughout, the notebook features thought-provoking quotes from established and successful composers, including Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Judy Collins.

                                               

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                                              Entertainment

                                              Kate Nelligan
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                                              Kate Nelligan

                                              Author of Pat the Bride

                                              Pat the Bride is the humorous take-off on Dorothy Kunhardt’s beloved children’s classic, and the follow-up to super-successful Pat the Husband—which sold out all 17,500 copies of its initial print run in less than four weeks. Every woman who looks forward to that special day when she dresses in white and walks down the aisle will have endless fun playing with this witty little volume—complete with lift-the-flaps, touch-and-feel elements, pull tabs, and other delightful novelties.

                                               

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                                              Entertainment, Health & Beauty

                                              Santa Claus in a Box Kit
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                                              Santa Claus in a Box Kit

                                              Published by Cider Mill Press

                                              A merry Christmas now comes packed in a jolly holiday-themed box. Nothing says Noel better than Santa Claus, and this festive kit celebrates everything Saint Nick. Wrapped inside is everything you need to become an instant Santa: the fuzzy red hat, a long white beard, and spectacles. And that’s not all: there’s a 64-page book that will bring out the Christmas spirit in everyone, containing the complete text of Clement Clarke Moore’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” yummy recipes, and fun games for families and friends to play.

                                               

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                                              Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                              The Sopranos: The Classic Quotes
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                                              The Sopranos: The Classic Quotes

                                              by Cedar Mill Press

                                              Welcome the first book on The Sopranos to feature all the best lines from the entire hit series—and the first officially licensed by HBO. The Sopranos was the most successful cable television series of all time and proof that the medium had fully come of age. This official compendium of the characters’ wit and wisdom is sure to delight fans still mourning its departure from the screen.

                                               

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                                              Entertainment

                                              Todd Tobias & Lou Harry
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                                              Todd Tobias & Lou Harry

                                              Authors of Kid Culture

                                              A kid toddling around today has a whole bunch of interesting fictional friends—and every parent should know who they are, because they have a big impact on the way children see the world. Kid Culture: The Hip Parent’s Handbook to Navigating Books, Music, T.V. and Movies in the Digital Age by Todd Tobias and Lou Harry provides all the introductions any mom and dad could need. Taking an irreverent yet insightful approach to the far-ranging influences on contemporary youngsters, it leads parents on a guided tour through the often overwhelming universe of kid culture. Start in the book stacks, click through TV and video, turn up the music, and go to the movies again and again. Parents will find the voyage enlightening, entertaining, and ultimately useful in helping both them and their children. Packaged to appeal to the gift market, this is a true survival manual for every parent (and grandparent) who wants in on what’s going on.

                                               


                                              Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                              Jacky Sach
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                                              Jacky Sach

                                              Author of Wham-O® Ultimate Frisbee® Handbook

                                              Plain Frisbee® just wasn’t enough for them! In the 1960s, college students who loved the popular game decided to take it to another level—and Ultimate Frisbee was born. Now it has evolved into one of the most fast-paced and challenging sports played worldwide. Incorporating the nonstop action of soccer and the tactics of football, Ultimate Frisbee can be enjoyed equally by casual or competitive players-thanks to Wham-O’s colorful flying disc. Join in on the fun with Wham-O Ultimate Frisbee Handbook: The Tips and Tricks for Becoming an Expert at Ultimate Frisbee by Jacky Sach, which includes everything you will need to get the game going and become a professional.


                                              Sports, Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                              Rick Compton
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                                              Rick Compton

                                              Author of The Essential Street Painter

                                              Beautify America! All across the country, people are taking pastels to pavement, decorating the avenues with stunning images. Now, would-be artists who would like to literally paint the town red—and blue, yellow, green, and a rainbow of other colors—can find out how with The Essential Street Painter: Pastel Pavement Pictures For Everyone: Beginners Through Pros by Rick Compton. It’s filled with basic tips, techniques, and designs for beginners who want to become part of this popular phenomenon, as well as blueprints that pros can use to create the ultimate street painting: The Emerging Elvis. In addition to suggestions for finding good locations to work and examples of the very best street art around, the kit includes a set of quality chalk pastels, the street painter’s preferred medium.

                                               

                                              Entertainment, Art & Photography

                                              Susan Hom and Phil Richardson
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                                              Susan Hom and Phil Richardson

                                              Authors of Message in a Bottle

                                              What an amazing, hands-on way for kinds to learn about oceans and ecology! Written by Susan Hom with one of the world’s leading oceanographers from the Woods Hold Oceanographic Institute, Phil Richardson, Message in a Bottle is a unique gift set that sends young conservationists on a virtual adventure. The fun begins when a child registers the enclosed watertight bottle on a special website. Then he or she fills out the first entry, including location and date, in the kit’s logbook. That log goes into the bottle, and the child seals it up and drops it into the nearest river, stream, ocean, or canal. As others find it, they can record their own data in the log and register their information on the website. Every time someone does, the site notifies the original bottle-sender, who can plot its progress through the world’s waterways—and see how the tides work and just how interconnected we are all through these bodies of water. The whole kit is eco-friendly and will teach your children how to help save and preserve the environment around them.


                                              Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                              The Underground Manual of Office Dares
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                                              The Underground Manual of Office Dares

                                              Anonymous

                                              All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…so why shouldn’t we have some fun on the job, too? The Underground Manual of Office Dares challenges everyone of us to get creative—and bold, and maybe even a little crazy—at the office with “dares” that entertain and provoke co-workers. And depending on exactly how daring you’re willing to be, you can even earn big points! For example, gasping dramatically every time the elevator doors open earns only a single point. Paging yourself on the intercom merits three. But for the big numbers, stride into the office of the busiest person around and turn the lights on and off ten times; that’ll net you a whopping five!

                                               


                                              Entertainment

                                              Lou Harry and Ed Wenck
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                                              Lou Harry and Ed Wenck

                                              Authors of Warning: Don’t Try This At Home

                                              Until now, there simply hasn’t been a book that passes down the inside information that everyone really needs and wants—namely, how to make marvelous mischief. Before now, the only way to learn rule-breaking behavior was to go directly to the expert pranksters and hope they’d reveal their secrets. But now it’s easy to commit random and silly acts of stupidity: Just flip through this hilarious, idea-packed guide to everything naughty and disruptive! Warning! Don’t Try This At Home written by Lou Harry and Ed Wenck shows you exactly hot to short-sheet a bed, fake a UFO photo, stack a poker deck, drag race in the streets, cook up moonshine, and much more!

                                               


                                              Entertainment

                                              Lou Harry and Bob Staake
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                                              Lou Harry and Bob Staake

                                              Authors of My Crop Circle

                                              Do aliens exist? And did their spaceships land on our farms and plains, flattening crops and burning large circles into the earth? Maybe your answer is yes, or maybe you just want to believe—but either way, you can create your own paranormal phenomenon right at home, thanks to the easy-to-use My Crop Circle Kit: Create Your Own Natural Phenomenon. This kit, written by Lou Harry and created by Bob Staake, contains a 48-page booklet, a desktop growing tray, growing medium, seeds, and five crop circle templates. Simply place the growing medium and the seeds in the custom tray and before you know it you will have your very own crop circle!


                                              Entertainment

                                              Dr. Greg Skomal
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                                              Dr. Greg Skomal

                                              Author of The Shark Handbook

                                              With compelling facts from the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Guy” and photos by National Geographic photographer Nick Caloyianis, this is the shark handbook to own. Dr. Greg Skomal is one of the world’s leading shark experts and author of The Shark Handbook: The Essential Guide for Understanding and Identifying the Sharks of the World. In addition to amazing original images from Skomal and award-winning National Geographic photographer Nick Caloyianis, it contains a complete listing of every known shark in existence as well as some extinct species. Learn about sharks from their birth to death, their anatomy, how to distinguish one shark from the next, how their teeth are developed, how they hunt and attack, and their importance within our ecosystem.

                                               


                                              Entertainment

                                              Cooper Lawrence
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                                              Cooper Lawrence

                                              Author of The Cult of Celebrity

                                              When John Lennon said the Beatles were bigger than Jesus, he couldn’t have imagined living in today’s world of celebrity worship. Spanning a diversity of races, creeds and backgrounds, millions of fans around the world are united in their extreme devotion to an elite group of actors, singers and athletes—people universally recognized as “stars.” “Many of us find ourselves wondering where the obsession with celebrity came from and what the implications are,” writes author, Cooper Lawrence. “These questions need to be answered, as this is about more than idle interest—it’s about issues that impact lives.” As a renowned fame expert, the host of a nationally syndicated radio show and now co-star of the new VH1 show, “Confessions of a Teen Idol,” Cooper couldn’t resist taking on the challenge. In The Cult of Celebrity: What Our Fascination with the Stars Reveals About Us Cooper shares striking findings and conclusions about the pivotal roles celebrities play in not only the arts and fashion, but also society, politics, medical research, healthcare, ecology, philanthropy, career paths and virtually every aspect of our daily lives.


                                              Entertainment, Health & Beauty

                                              Cynthia L. Copeland and Anya Lewis
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                                              Cynthia L. Copeland and Anya Lewis

                                              Authors of Lost Sock!

                                              It’s something we can all relate to: You open the dryer, match up your socks and, inevitably, a few have vanished mysteriously into thin air. Where have they gone? It’s a more perplexing mystery than the Bermuda Triangle, but once happy pairs have become sad “singletons” with no purpose. That is, until now! Best-selling author Cynthia L. Copeland, with her daughter Anya Lewis, comes to the rescue with Lost Sock! 200 Clever Ways to Use Your Single Socks, a little gem of a book that gives new meaning to those left-behinds.

                                               


                                              Entertainment

                                              Seymour Chwast
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                                              Seymour Chwast

                                              Author & Illustrator of She Sells Sea Shells

                                              It won’t be only the words that get readers tongue-tied—the wacky, witty and wonderful illustrations in She Sells Sea Shells: World Class Tongue Twisters, by world-renowned artist and illustrator Seymour Chwast, will have everyone speechless with delight! Chwast, the artist and co-founder of the infamous Push Pin Studios, has had an enormous influence on design and illustration everywhere. Attractively packaged, and with a debossed cover, She Sells Sea Shells is Chwast’s latest original picture book.

                                               


                                              Entertainment, Health & Beauty

                                              Larry Kane
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                                              Larry Kane

                                              Lennon Revealed and Ticket to Ride Audio Books

                                              Experience the New York Times bestselling books in audio: Lennon Revealed and Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles 1964 Tour That Changed the World, by acclaimed broadcast journalist Larry Kane, whose Emmy Award-winning career spans more than 45 years, including anchor positions at all three of Philadelphia’s network-TV affiliates and the ABC network in New York City.

                                               

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                                              Entertainment

                                              Sine Studios
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                                              Sine Studios

                                              Music Engineering & Production

                                              Sine Studios, a state-of-the-art recording facility in Philadelphia, offers professional quality engineering and production for recording projects of all sizes—from producing, recording, mixing, and mastering music for bands or solo artists to audio books and creating original scores for film and video. Located in a turn-of-the-century brownstone, Sine Studios is owned and operated by Matt Teacher and Mike Lawson, and was designed by Obie O’Brien, longtime engineer for Jon Bon Jovi, and constructed by Bruce Slater, who created Bon Jovi’s state-of-the-art recording studio in New Jersey. With the shell of an old brownstone, O’Brien and Slater created a top-notch facility with the latest design practices and materials for acoustical excellence. The results are a “floating” floor, “curvaceous” walls and a cool style that marries a hip look with versatile capabilities and high-end quality.

                                               

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                                              Entertainment, B2B

                                              The Above Network, LLC
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                                              The Above Network, LLC

                                              Creators of AboveTopSecret.com

                                              The Above Network, LLC created and operates www.AboveTopSecret.com (ATS), the world’s leading source of mature discussion about a wide variety of “alternative topics” ranging from aliens and UFO’s to fascinating conspiracy theories. The media conglomerate is focused on multi-channel expansion of what they’re calling “User-Generated Content Ecosystems,” beginning with ATS and its sister sites: AbovePolitics.com and BelowTopSecret.com. The company has also launched its first internet radio show, ATS Mix, which stars counter-culture radio legend Dave Rabbit and Johnny Anonymous, and Mouth Public Relations will play a major role in booking guests for the duo.

                                               


                                              Entertainment, Business & Hard News, Events, New Media & Technology

                                              WO30 Records
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                                              WO30 Records

                                              Non-profit music label

                                              The non-profit music label WO30 Records was created to raise money to help Women Over Thirty recording artists (WO30) to sell their music, sponsor grass-roots tours for their artists, as well as produce unique interactive listening sessions heard exclusively on the organization’s Web site and podcasts. Their goal is to provide a one-stop Internet shop for consumers who wish to purchase new music of this category. WO30 Records also plans to launch SongReach™, a summer educational workshop dedicated to enlightening underprivileged teenage girls through the power of music and songwriting.

                                               

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                                              Entertainment, B2B

                                              City Lights Youth Theatre
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                                              City Lights Youth Theatre

                                              Empowering Children since 1991

                                              Since 1991, City Lights has empowered thousands of New York City youth, ages 3-19, through in-school residencies; after-school workshops in acting, musical theatre, and playwriting; and an annual season of productions in Off-Off Broadway theatres. City Lights was founded in 1991 by Myrna K. Greenberg, an attorney who created the organization after witnessing the profound effect that theatre had on her own children. It is currently under the Executive Direction of Melissa Fenton Herrod. The 2007 season includes The Laramie Project, Rogers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, and the annual benefit honoring Kitty Carlisle Hart at Tavern on the Green, featuring performances by the Broadway cast of A Chorus Line.

                                               

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                                              Nonprofit, Entertainment, Events

                                              LEMON
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                                              LEMON

                                              Local NYC Musicians

                                              The Internet band Lemon was formed in New York City in 1999 and is comprised of New York-born recording artist/songwriter Roger Smith and Danish producer/arranger/guitarist Thor Madsen. Together they have crafted a soul sound reminiscent of Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Hall & Oates, Mick Hucknall, with ambient influences from Stevie Wonder, 70’s Motown, Pet Shop Boys, and Tears for Fears. The band performs throughout New York City and has shared the stage with a collection of great artists, including Norah Jones, Morphine, Letters to Cleo, and The Mighty Bosstones, to name a few.

                                               

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                                              Entertainment

                                              Wah!
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                                              Wah!

                                              LESS STRESS MORE WAH! is a bumper sticker her fans made. It sums up what people are feeling about Wah! and her music, books, and lectures. After 18 years touring and performing throughout the world, she wants to get at the root of helping people relax and unwind.

                                               

                                              First, the music. If you’ve been in a yoga class in the last five years, you have no doubt heard her music. The first female to bring kirtan music [call-and-response chanting performed in India's devotional traditions] to the West in the 1990’s, Wah! has been playing bass guitar with her wildly joyful rock band at yoga festivals and centers around the U.S. since 1997. She has also consistently offered music and albums to the therapeutic market; her Savasana CDs have sold over 70,000 copies worldwide.

                                               

                                              A few years ago Wah! took time to sit with people – just sitting, and singing, toning, and leading simple meditative exercises. This, combined with many years leading yoga andcreating relaxation music led to The Healing Concert, a feature-length songcycle using loops, delays, keyboards, vocals and hand-made laser lights to inspire deep relaxation and rejuvenation.

                                               

                                              Her new book, Healing: A Vibrational Exchange discusses andintroduces audiences to the concepts behind her music. The book focuses on seven ways you can create more space and healing in your life - using thought, breath, light, sound and other natural components. Her lectures on receptivity have been welcomed at Princeton University, Loyola Marymount University and at EXPOs and conferences around the country. Her workshops expand the detail of her wisdom, exploring sensory awareness and perception, and giving audiences both the idea and experience of healing and renewal.

                                               

                                              She has performed with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Neale Donald Walsch. In concerts, festivals, lectures and workshops, Wah! uses her deep understanding of music and healing to create high energy experiences that are transformative and expansive.

                                              Personality, Entertainment, Health & Beauty

                                              Melissa Schnapp
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                                              Melissa Schnapp

                                              Motivational Speaker, Mentor, Life Coach 
                                              Melissa Schnapp is Founder and President of LifeStep Coaching, LLC. She has been educating and inspiring individuals for over 25 years. As a Positive Life Coach she offers dynamic group presentations and workshops as well as individually helping people define and create their best lives. Melissa’s knowledge and expertise in the area of positive psychology and mindfulness training along with her natural enthusiasm combine in her wonderful ability to connect with people of all ages.

                                              Personality, Health & Beauty

                                              Breast Cancer Smoothies
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                                              Breast Cancer Smoothies

                                              by Daniella Chace, MS, CN

                                              In her new book Breast Cancer Smoothies: 100 Research-Based Recipes for Prevention and Recovery (HCI Books – September 2016 -- $15.95 – ISBN: 9780757319396) Daniella Chace, MS, CN, medical nutrition therapist with expertise in oncology nutrition, provides 100 research-based smoothie recipes that are scientifically proven to provide the nutritional support for overcoming breast cancer. 

                                               

                                              The simple recipes within Breast Cancer Smoothies are built from complex research and deliver the nutrients and microbes that cancer patients need to reverse life-threatening side effects of cancer. Chace is a medical nutrition therapist whose expertise in oncology nutrition helps her create personalized smoothies that meet individual needs for breast cancer patients. She has authored and co-authored 20 books, written columns and patient-care materials, appeared on radio and television, and is the creator and host of the National Public Radio program, Nutrition Matters.

                                               

                                              Health & Beauty

                                              Yevo
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                                              Yevo

                                              Yevo is creating the most nourishing foods on the planet, with the belief that the lives of all people can be improved through good nutrition. Yevo's foods nourish both body and mind by providing the 43 essential nutrients that are critical to human health and wellness. Most people assume their essential nutrient needs are met by simply eating a regular diet. Sadly, no one gets all the nutrients they need and most people eat poorly on a regular basis. Just two servings a day of Yevo foods provide 100% of the essential nutrients you need every day. 

                                               

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                                              Health & Beauty

                                              DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC)
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                                              DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC)

                                              Together with CEO Advisors, (headed by Jan Strode), Mouth Public Relations has been hired to represent the DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center), and their new paternity test, which launches on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. The test will only require a simple blood draw from the mother and alleged father, and is 100 percent safe and 99.9 percent accurate. As the largest provider of private DNA paternity and other DNA tests in the U.S. and worldwide for more than 16 years, DDC offers comprehensive DNA testing services for paternity and other family relationships, forensics, and ancestry. DDC receives more than 800,000 consumer calls each year, and has performed over one million DNA tests since the company was established.

                                              Dr. Michael Baird, one of the country’s foremost experts in DNA analysis and Chief Science Officer of DDC, will be the media spokesperson for the announcement. Dr. Baird is considered the country’s foremost expert in DNA and paternity testing, and was the first person to testify in a criminal DNA case in the US. Since 1987, he has been involved in more than 300 court cases involving DNA and paternity. He is currently the Chair of the Relationship Testing Committee of the AABB responsible for developing standards for paternity testing. Dr. Baird has authored or coauthored over 50 peer reviewed scientific articles involving DNA identification analysis. He was an on-air consultant for NBC-TV during the OJ Simpson trial and the DNA expert in the highly publicized paternity case of Dannielynn, the daughter of Anna Nicole Smith.

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                                              Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                              Rythmia
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                                              Rythmia

                                              Rythmia is an all-inclusive, medically licensed luxury resort and retreat center in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

                                              Rythmia is a team of professionals supporting the single vision of  CEO and Founder, Gerard Powell, which is to serve guests and help each one get their Miracle. Rythmia is an all-inclusive, medically licensed luxury resort and retreat center in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

                                               

                                               

                                              Brands, Health & Beauty

                                              Shut Up and Run
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                                              Shut Up and Run

                                              by Robin Arzon

                                              SHUT UP AND RUN (Harper Design; Hardcover; June 2016; $24.99/$31.00 CAN; 192 pages; ISBN: 978-0-06-244568-1), written by corporate lawyer turned certified running coach and ultra-marathoner Robin Arzon, is here to help you prep for your dream race, however long it may be. Not only does Robin encourage the reader to get out and run but she walks her talk by doing several races herself this season, including the NYC Marathon this November. This is the first book to capture the energy and joy of running and put it onto the page. Part fitness collective, training platform, and inspirational advice book, this beautiful, four-color book is full of tips, tricks, and visual motivation on how to cultivate miles of sweat, laughter, and swagger. 

                                              Sports, Health & Beauty

                                              Zoe Torres
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                                              Zoe Torres

                                              Mother, Entrepreneur, Producer, TV Personality and Certified Life Coach

                                              Zoe Torres is an esteemed Mother, Entrepreneur, Producer, TV Personality and Certified Life Coach. All of these titles build upon the strong foundation of the truth she teaches; the transformative power of love and the importance of understanding the benefits found in practicing a holistic lifestyle. We are the agency of record for Zoe Torres.
                                               

                                              Personality, Health & Beauty

                                              Jennifer Giamo, Founder of Trainers in Transit
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                                              Jennifer Giamo, Founder of Trainers in Transit

                                              Trainers in Transit, offers personal training, classes such as Yoga and Pilates, massage therapy, and nutrition consultations, including chef-prepared meals delivered to your home or office. Created by nationally-recognized and accredited trainer Jennifer Giamo, Trainers and Transit is your one-stop shop to getting fit, healthy and happy—while you focus on getting your sexy back, or keeping it! We know people work incredibly long hours and have extremely complicated schedules, making a workout nearly impossible to fit into their day. Trainers in Transit staffers are here to make your fitness routines extremely uncomplicated, by coming to you or meeting on location. They want you to focus your time on training, not the time to get to the gym! They remove the number one barrier to working out: actually getting yourself there. 

                                              Brands, Health & Beauty

                                              Kripalu
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                                              Kripalu

                                              Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to empowering people and communities to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga. Kripalu (kri-PAH-loo) has been teaching skills for optimal living through education for the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. It is the largest and most established retreat center for yoga, health, and holistic living in North America. Programs at Kripalu are led by many of the most accomplished teachers in yoga, self-discovery, and holistic health and are designed to provide people with tools they can apply in their daily lives. Program topics include wellness, Ayurveda, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, relationships, meditation, spiritual practice, professional training, and much more. Yoga programs are offered for people at all levels, feature all yoga traditions and styles, and include therapeutic yoga, yogic anatomy, and trainings for teachers. Many Kripalu programs offer continuing education credits for professionals in fields such as social work, counseling, nursing, and massage and bodywork.

                                              Health & Beauty

                                              The Naturopathic Approach to Fertility
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                                              The Naturopathic Approach to Fertility

                                              The Naturopathic Approach to Fertility, offers empathy for every woman’s pain and frustration, along with natural healing wisdom. Each of the ten intimate issues is treated in a separate chapter, beginning with a clear, concise explanation of the health challenge and its possible causes. Then for each condition, women will receive a comprehensive natural therapy program—including herbal supplements, dietary changes, essential oils, and more—that Dr. Julissa recommends. Like every responsible health professional, Dr. Julissa knows it’s not possible to customize a specific treatment regimen for general readers; for any patient, effective healing requires a thorough in-person checkup and in-depth personal evaluation. She does, however, share powerful and inspiring testimonials from her patients—women who credit Dr. Julissa’s natural therapies with overcoming their reproductive and sexual health challenges, and enriching their lives with vitality, self-confidence, and joy.

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                                              Michelle Dudash, RDN
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                                              Michelle Dudash, RDN

                                              Award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, Cordon Bleu-certified chef and best-selling author Michelle Dudash has created the award-winning recipes for busy moms struggling to feed their families nourishing meals while the clock is ticking. As an on-the-go working mom herself, Michelle understood early on that it is possible to cook like a chef while eating like a nutritionist, which is where the idea materialized for her first book, Clean Eating for Busy Families (Fair Winds Press, 2012).      

                                                                                                                      

                                              Clean. Fresh. Fast. It is Michelle’s mission to make these three principles a part of your everyday food choices. Teaching millions of families how food and health can deliciously co-exist has been Michelle’s mission for over 18 years – one meal at a time. From clean eating BBQ fixes, revealing which foods keep you cool in the heat (while not melting in your bag) and snack packs that save your day, Michelle is the expert in empowering you how to approach food with a nutritionist’s perspective whether you’re in the kitchen or on the road.

                                               

                                              Michelle is the recipe columnist for The Arizona Republic’s “Dudash’s Healthy Dish,” in addition to contributing her savory creations to Food Network, Better Homes and Gardens,EatingWell, SELF, Parents, The Cooking Channel, The Washington Post, USA Today and more. Michelle has appeared as an expert on The Chew, FOX & Friends, Better TV, The List, HuffPost Live, ABC Los Angeles, Good Day Chicago and Radio Disney.

                                               

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                                              Michael Stone, MD
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                                              Michael Stone, MD

                                              Author of The Anatomy of Evil

                                              With a quarter century of research into murder—half of which was spent working in a forensic hospital—renowned clinical psychiatrist and host of Discovery Channel’s former series “Most Evil” Michael Stone, MD, offers a scientific explanation for the behavior of the world’s most heinous killers in his new book, The Anatomy of Evil. From his close reading of more than 600 biographies of murderers, Dr. Stone has developed a scale—the “Gradations of Evil”—with 22 levels stretching from “justified homicide” (not evil at all) to “jealousy murder” (Level No. 2), and all the way up to “murder after prolonged torture” (Level No. 22). The book contains more than 200 vivid case descriptions of men and women who have committed evil acts—including murder, sexual assaults, and torture—and explains why and where they rank on Dr. Stone’s scale.

                                               

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                                              Connect: How to Know if He's Really Your Man
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                                              Connect: How to Know if He's Really Your Man

                                              by Dawn Burnett

                                              Dawn Burnett is widely known for helping people struggling with health issues heal through the power of natural remedies and the mind. She came to the study of alternative medicine to save her two-year-old son from a gravely compromised immune system. In the process of healing her child, Dawn found answers to heal her own life—from the scars of abuse, a toxic marriage, and the pain of divorce—and protect herself from recurring bouts of bad relationships.                      

                                               

                                              In CONNECT: How to Know if He’s Really Your Man (HCI; February 2017; $8.95 Paperback; ISBN: 978-07573-1971-8), Dawn Burnett has a heart-to-heart talk with every woman who wonders why she keeps meeting Mr. Wrong. With honesty and humor, she shares stories about her personal encounters with men—from the wonderful to the strange, from the comical to the scary (like the guy who chatted about the time he doused his stepfather in gasoline)—and what she learned about the world of dating along the way. Speaking from experience, Dawn urges each uniquely remarkable woman—regardless of her size, age, or past relationships—to stop fretting about being single and vow not to settle for any man who discounts her value or loves her less than she deserves.                                     

                                               

                                              Featuring whimsical illustrations and rhymes, CONNECT wraps up practical dating advice in a fun and uplifting package. Women will laugh as they relate to Dawn’s adventures and draw strength from her empowering takes on:

                                               

                                              • Emotional baggage. Why every woman needs to heal her past before she can move forward with any man—and do some digging into what baggage a man is carrying before making that first dinner date!
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                                              • Pitfalls of modern, efficient dating. When a man looks a lot more attractive in his web profile pics than he does in person, beware. Also, steer clear of speed dating. In Dawn’s book, dating is not an HR exercise in interviewing a pool of candidates to fill the “position,” anticipating high turnover.
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                                              • Major dating clues and red flags. “First, when you can’t stop talking about your ex, you’re not healed,” Dawn stresses. “Second, when the guy tells you who they are, believe them—the first time.” For instance, a man whose first drink of the day is beer isn’t the life of the party; the dude is clearly an alcoholic.
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                                              • True happiness. Many women still believe in the fairytale of happily ever after. Dawn knows the truth. “If you are looking for a man to complete you, or fill a void in you, you are searching for love in all the wrong places,” she states. “Nobody can make you happy; happiness is a state of mind and it comes from within.”          
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                                              • Choosing love. When it comes to men, many women feel stuck on a merry-go-round of losers—and keep complaining about their bad luck or the lack of good men where they live. Dawn’s wake-up call: “It’s not what is happening around you. Something in you needs to change.” Getting off that carousel of heartache and pain is every woman’s choice.                    

                                               

                                              Throughout, CONNECT liberates women to let go of judgment—from society’s frowning on single women to their own harsh self-criticism—and dare to let love happen. Without the pressure to catch a man or the emotional tug-of-war over trying to make a man conform to her vision of the perfect partner, every woman can find deep, lasting fulfillment. That is Dawn Burnett’s ultimate healing wisdom for all the women suffering from bad relationships—and for the men who just might someday sweep them off their feet.     

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                                              Ramy Gafni
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                                              Ramy Gafni

                                              Creator of RAMY Cosmetics & RAMY Spa

                                              Ramy’s philosophy is simple: “Minimum makeup, Maximum impact!” Meaning, if you select the correct color palette to enhance your features and apply it correctly, you can look younger and more beautiful with a minimum of products and effort. This viewpoint keeps Ramy busy, as he continues to see clients while working on the development of the RAMY beauty therapy® product collection. His ability to select optimum colors for each individual as well as dramatically lift the eye with his gift for eyebrow shaping, has been written up in the pages of every major fashion and beauty magazine such as Vogue, Allure, Instyle, Shape, Star, Self and Town & Country.

                                              Ramy’s work has also been seen on national television shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “E! Entertainment Television’s Fashion File” and “Entertainment Tonight.” Ramy’s looks have also graced the runways of recognizable fashion shows such as Valentino and XOXO.

                                               

                                              RAMY beauty therapy® incorporates Ramy’s “Minimum Makeup, Maximum Impact!” philosophy with his holistic approach to well-being. The entire multi-purpose product line is formulated with anti-oxidant vitamins, Avocado Oil and sunscreens. The oil-free powder formulations are silicone treated and micronized for incredible wear and a lightweight feel. Most incredibly, this basic face collection is suitable for any skin tone, from the lightest to the darkest complexions. The line includes an array of “the best of the basics”—products and colors that can create a variety of both glamorous and wearable looks for everyone.

                                               

                                              Celebrity clients include: Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, David Spade, Timothy Hutton, Katherine Heigl, Rob Morrow, Mariska Hargitay, Liev Schrieber, Micheal McKean, Marisa Tomei, Matt Dillon, Gina Gershon, Claire Danes, Naomi Watts, Joe Pantoliano, Monica Lewinsky, Lillian Vernon, Halle Berry, Naomi Campbell, Annabella Sciorra, Ivanka Trump, Diana Krall, Carol Burnett, Julia Stiles, Tricia Helfer, Jennifer Grey, Amanda Sorvino, Ray Romano, Roz Abrams, Holly Robinson Peete, Joan Rivers, Nancy Loo, Pia Getty, Jennifer Bassey, Deborah Gibson, Kelly Klein, Lauren Holly, Elizabeth Vargas, Carrie-Anne Moss, Cher, Faith Hill, Meredith Viera, Barbara Walters, Veronica Webb, Christine Baranski, Jean Smart, Jane Pauley, Joy and Regis Philbin, Debra Messing and Renee Zellweger.

                                               

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                                              Personality, Health & Beauty

                                              Jack Andraka
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                                              Jack Andraka

                                              Jack Andraka was just a fifteen year old Maryland high school sophomore when he invented an inexpensive early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers. Now, at seventeen, Jack’s groundbreaking results have earned him international recognition, most notably a 2014 Jefferson Award, the nation’s most prestigious public service award, 1st place winner in the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the 2012 Intel ISEF Gordon Moore Award, the 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Youth Award, a spot on Advocate Magazine’s 2014 40 under 40 list, and he’s also the 2014 State of Maryland winner of the Stockholm Water Prize. 

                                               

                                              In addition, Jack was First Lady Michelle Obama’s personal guest at the 2013 State of the Union Address. He speaks to audiences of youths and adults all across the globe about his personal story, research, and his ideas for STEM education reform. He has been featured in several documentaries including Morgan Spurlock’s Sundance Film Festival entry, “You Don’t Know Jack,” Linda Peters’ award winning film, “Just Jack,” Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary about cancer, as well as ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CNN, BBC, Fox, Rede Record de Televisão, and radio, newspaper, and magazine articles around the world. His young adult memoir, BREAKTHROUGH, will be available in March 2014.

                                               

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                                              Personality, Entertainment, Health & Beauty

                                              Bobby Hold
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                                              Bobby Hold

                                              Bobby Hold is a New York City-based Physician Assistant; founder of the Lose Weight, Find Yourself™ website and FitGuy, LLC; and a testament to the power of transcending obesity through self-esteem. Over ten years ago, Bobby went from 300 pounds to a fit and healthy 190—and kept the weight off. In the process of achieving his astonishing weight-loss success, Bobby became a medical professional and fitness expert, as well as came out as a gay man. With a wealth of experience diagnosing and treating patients with a wide array of ailments, including diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia—major diseases typically found in individuals battling obesity—Bobby was finally armed with both the professional expertise and practical experience to launch his own weight-loss brand, Lose Weight, Find Yourself™. 

                                               

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                                              Personality, B2B, New Media & Technology, Health & Beauty

                                              A Plant-Based Life
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                                              A Plant-Based Life

                                              by Micaela Cook Karlsen

                                              More people than ever are eating whole food, plant-based diet works to achieve weight loss, without counting calories, and gains in energy. Still, despite all the powerful reasons to switch to plant-based eating, eager converts often struggle with concerns about nutrition, preparation, and cost; lack of support from loved ones; and qualms about sacrificing the joy of eating for a  restricted diet.  

                                                                         

                                              In A PLANT-BASED LIFE: Your Complete Guide to Great Food, Radiant Health, Boundless Energy, and a Better Body (AMACOM; July 12, 2016; $16.95 Paperback), author, Micaela Karlsen offers a compassionate how-to manual for anyone who wants to know more about what a whole food plant-based diet is, how to transition from unhealthy eating habits, break free of cravings, and how to ensure lasting success.

                                               

                                              From initial enthusiasm to lasting change, A PLANT-BASED LIFE maps out a journey with many thrilling discoveries and frustrating roadblocks.

                                              Food, Health & Beauty

                                              Dr. Peter Abaci
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                                              Dr. Peter Abaci

                                              Author of Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain: The Latest Research, Cutting-Edge Tools, and Alternative Treatments for Feeling Better

                                              In Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain: The Latest Research, Cutting-Edge Tools, and Alternative Treatments for Feeling Better (GPP Life, an Imprint of Globe Pequot Press; October 2010; ISBN: 978-0-7627-5409-0; Trade Paperback Original; $16.95), Dr. Peter Abaci lets everyone affected by chronic pain—some fifty million Americans and their loved ones—in on what does work for this serious and routinely mistreated medical problem. No, he hasn’t discovered a magic formula to make pain disappear. Based on what he has learned from brain science, groundbreaking clinical studies, his patients, and personal experience, Dr. Abaci reveals how to effectively manage chronic pain by treating not only the source, but the whole person—body, min, and spirit.

                                               

                                                Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                Dr. Paul Steinberg
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                                                Dr. Paul Steinberg

                                                Paul Steinberg, MD, is one of the longest survivors of metastatic prostate cancer in history. Having been the director of the Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Service for many years, he is now in private practice in Washington, D.C. A frequent contributor to the Washington Post, and New York Times. He is the author of A Salamander’s Tale: My Story of Regeneration—Surviving 30 Years with Prostate Cancer (Skyhorse Publishing; ISBN: 978-1-63220-569-8; $24.99) an unexpected, refreshing,thoughtful,often funny memoir about Steinberg’s long journey living with cancer and how he not only solved the case of keeping himself alive, but of living well – against all odds.

                                                Personality, Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                youthH2O
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                                                youthH2O

                                                This breakthrough fountain of youth drink, youthH2O, a proprietary blend of powerful superfoods and nutrients formulated through advanced science and innovation to stimulate, replenish, and reactivate youthful elements and nutrients in your body. YouthH2O fights against the signs of aging, while giving the consumer CAFFEINE FREE energy. YouthH2O also gives the consumer immunity support everywhere they go! YouthH2O adapts to their body’s needs supporting Beauty, Performance and Wellness! Schedule an Interview

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                                                Health & Beauty

                                                Vijay Vad, MD
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                                                Vijay Vad, MD

                                                Author of The New Rules of Running

                                                In The New Rules of Running: 5 Steps to Run Faster and Longer for Life (Avery; April 2014; ISBN: 978-1-58333-538-3; $20; Trade Paperback Original; eBook), by Vijay Vad, MD. renowned sports medicine specialist and best selling author, with Dave Allen, includes half– and full-marathon training schedules by two-time NYC Marathon Champion Tom Fleming.  The book notably draws on the latest research into the biometrics of running and the mind-body connection to provide strategies to boost any runner’s VO2 max levels, a measure of the lungs’ ability to use oxygen, and strengthen core muscles prone to fatigue.  The New Rules of Running features a groundbreaking ten-day cycle marathon-training program that emphasizes rest – essential for peak performance and injury prevention.

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                                                Sports, Health & Beauty

                                                Alexis Wolfer
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                                                Alexis Wolfer

                                                Author of Recipe for Radiance

                                                In THE RECIPE FOR RADIANCE: Discover Beauty’s Best Kept Secrets in Your Kitchen (Running Press; April 2014; $24.00 Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5040-4; also available as an eBook), Alexis Wolfer founder and editor-in-chief of The Beauty Bean, shares the amazing results of her copious research and beauty experiments, to bring you recipes that promote beauty from within, as well as topical home-made remedies all using ingredients found in your kitchen.  Throughout, Alexis compliments her favorite recipes with DIY beauty secrets from kitchens of celebrities, models, chefs, and beauty editors, including Kristin Chenoweth, Brooklyn Decker, Vanessa Williams, Byrdie Bell, Donna Karan, and many, many more.  For any woman seeking to overhaul her beauty routine or simply add to her beauty arsenal, THE RECIPE FOR RADIANCE delivers satisfaction.

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                                                Kris Carr
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                                                Kris Carr

                                                Author, Filmmaker, Photographer

                                                In Crazy, Sexy, Kitchen: 150 Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution (Hay House; November 12, 2012; $29.95 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-1-4019-4104-8), New York Times best-selling author Kris Carr serves up a plant-based manifesto for gourmands and novices alike. Kris redefines the kitchen as headquarters for a wellness revolution, educating and inspiring readers to change their lives, bite by delectable bite. Together with Chef Chad Sarno, whose culinary accomplishments include developing the curriculum and innovative food concepts for Whole Foods Market’s Health Starts Here program, the book is a lip-smacking smorgasbord of veggie-based recipes guaranteed to open your taste buds to new and exciting experiences.

                                                 

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                                                Food, Health & Beauty

                                                Eric Lindner
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                                                Eric Lindner

                                                Author of Hospice Voices: Lessons for Living at the End of Life

                                                According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, there are almost 2 million people receiving care from hospices across the country. When one then thinks about all the friends and family members connected to all of those patients, the numbers are staggering. Eric Lindner might not have known that when he first decided to start volunteering at his local hospice, but in the years since, he’s learned almost everything there is to know. Hospice Voices: Lessons for Living at the End of Life (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; October 2013; Hardcover: $22.95/ISBN: 978-1-4422-2059-1; E-book: ISBN: 978-1-4422-2060-7) is the first book written from the perspective of a volunteer, and in it Eric shares the incredible stories and life-changing advice given to him by the patients with whom he forms powerful friendships. When Eric’s daughter is diagnosed with cancer, the roles are reversed and many of those that Eric has been helping do their best to help him. Hospice Voices is full of messages of hope and love that people of all ages can understand.

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                                                Manuel Villacorta
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                                                Manuel Villacorta

                                                Author of Peruvian Power Foods: 18 Superfoods, 101 Recipes and Anti-aging Secrets from the Amazon to the Andes

                                                Manuel Villacorta’s book Peruvian Power Foods: 18 Superfoods, 101 Recipes and Anti-aging Secrets from the Amazon to the Andes (HCI Books, October 2013, ISN: 978-0-75731-722-4; $18.95; Paperback) is a labor of love: love of health, food, country, and travel. Nationally-renowned registered dietician Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD traveled to his home country Peru to learn more about some of the world’s healthiest foods. While in South America, he saw how the locals used these nutrient and vitamin-rich ingredients in their everyday diet. Manuel came back to America inspired to create the over 100 recipes found in his book, which include sides, snacks, shakes and everything in between. Peruvian Power Foods brings the best of Peru right to your plate!

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                                                Pain Relief Revolution
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                                                Pain Relief Revolution

                                                An online community dedicated to providing users with detailed, up-to-date information about pain relief tailored to their individual needs

                                                PainReliefRevolution.com carries a certain philosophy and level of expectation of what valuable pain treatments should deliver to you. PRR recognizes that there are many approaches to the problem of pain, which can make it challenging for individuals looking to find effective, satisfying, and meaningful treatments. The bar should be raised as high as possible because you or your loved ones deserve the very best.

                                                PainReliefRevolution.com believes learning about pain treatments should be a highly positive and enriching experience. It's a place where you can feel confident of receiving straight talk with an emphasis on scientific studies and outcomes from experienced providers. Therefore, discussions on PRR will always shed a light on what’s important to help you navigate your decisions about treatment choices.

                                                 

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                                                ChildProtect by DNA®
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                                                ChildProtect by DNA®

                                                First Nationwide DNA Profile Test Kit for Protecting Children

                                                DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), the largest provider of private DNA tests in the United States, announced today America’s first nationally distributed Child ID DNA test kit, ChildProtect by DNA®. This groundbreaking service provides parents with the ability to capture their child’s DNA profile, while offering law enforcement officials a valuable tool in expediting the search for a missing child.

                                                The ChildProtect by DNA test kit retails for $99.00 and includes four swabs for DNA sampling, as well as a placeholder for the child’s fingerprints and places for storing dental and allergy records, contact information, and a recent photo of the child. For parents, giving the DNA test is easier than taking their child’s temperature. After following the simple instructions for swabbing their child’s cheek, they’ll send the swab samples to DDC for analysis. Within ten business days of receiving the samples, the company will produce a certificate with the child’s unique DNA information. Parents can either keep the DNA certificate with other records in a safe place at home or take advantage of the DDC’s offer to store the information electronically or physically.

                                                 

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                                                New Media & Technology, Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                Tiffany Beveridge
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                                                Tiffany Beveridge

                                                Author of How to Quinoa: Life Lessons from My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter

                                                In How to Quinoa: Life Lessons from My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter (Running Press; July 2014; $15.00 Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5427-3; also available as an eBook), author Tiffany Beveridge speaks through her Internet brainchild to offer remarkably accurate—as well as hilarious—insights into our obsession with hipster culture.  In her distinctive voice, Quinoa takes readers on a tour of high-fashion fun, filled with snapshots from her virtual life as the world’s most influential preschooler, plus hints, tips, and best practices to transform anyone’s lifestyle and wardrobe from snore to roar.

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                                                Entertainment, Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                Dr. Peter Abaci
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                                                Dr. Peter Abaci

                                                Author of Hágase Cargo De Su Dolor Crónico

                                                Dr. Peter Abaci originally published his book Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain back in 2010, and since then it has helped countless people across the country to better their lives by managing their chronic pain. While this is certainly admirable, there are 116 million Americans that suffer from some form of chronic pain – and many of them still need help. Hágase Cargo De Su Dolor Crónico (Septiembre 2013; ISBN: 978-0-9881846-4-0; Cambio Encuadernacion con cubierta de papel original, $16.95) is full of the latest research, as well as tips about breathing, diet, exercise, and the power of positive thinking. By republishing his book in Spanish, Dr. Abaci continues his mission of helping as many people as possible live their lives to the fullest.

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                                                Spanish, Health & Beauty

                                                Marcella Rosen
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                                                Marcella Rosen

                                                Author of Tiny Dynamo: How One of the World's Smallest Countries is Producing Some of our Most Important Inventions

                                                In the book Tiny Dynamo: How One of the World’s Smallest Countries Is Producing Some of Our Most Important Inventions (Untold News; August 2013; $14.95 Trade Paperback Original and e-book; ISBN: 978-0-9887973-0-7), Marcella Rosen introduces the reader to the other side of Israel – one of creation and advancement, rather than politics and religion. Marcella profiles twenty-one of the most incredible inventions the world has ever seen and speaks with those responsible for them. The book details advancements in the fields of science, technology, medicine and so many more.,Tiny Dynamo turns Israel’s image on its head and shows how incredible this tiny state really is.

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                                                Nonprofit, Business & Hard News, New Media & Technology, Health & Beauty

                                                Seka
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                                                Seka

                                                Author of Inside Seka

                                                Seka, the Marilyn Monroe of Porn, the queen of XXX cinema’s Golden Age, and John Holmes’ favorite leading lady, is a legendary performer of adult cinema - and many would say the greatest 2013 marks the 35th anniversary of the star’s entree into adult films, and to celebrate her career, Seka is releasing her untold story, Inside Seka – The Platinum Princess of Porn (Bear Manor Media; September 2013; ISBN: 9781593932725; $24.95; Paperback). Seka reveals wild stories and Hollywood connections that are sure to shock even the most die-hard fans.  Did you know that Whoopi Goldberg got her big break in show business from Seka?  How about that she snuck Bon Jovi and Mötley Crüe into her Chicago condo to hide out and get haircuts in order to avoid the paparazzi?  Seka also dishes on past loves like Dolph Lundgren, Matt Dillon, Sam Kinison, Gary Busey, plus former New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs pitching coach, Billy Connors.  Never one for holding back, Seka shares it all with Inside Seka.

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                                                Rory Freedman
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                                                Rory Freedman

                                                Author of BEG: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals

                                                There’s one passion that just about all Americans - regardless of gender, race, creed, color, age, income bracket, or sexual orientation, whether Democrat or Republican - share: we all love animals! Some of us dote on our dogs while others are crazy about our cats. Some of us have a passion for racehorses, while others are devoted to saving dolphins…and then there are others who go wild for cute, funny chimps...and the list goes on.  Co-author of the sensational Skinny Bitch - a #1 New York Times bestseller that dominated the list for nearly three years and was translated into 24 languages, with two million copies in print - Rory Freedman believes there’s a double standard in America that those who admire pets need to know:  it’s time for us all to own up, pull the curtain back, and simply face the cruel hard facts about how we really treat the animals we profess to admire. But Rory assures her readers that she isn’t here to judge them: rather, she wrote BEG: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals (Running Press; May 1, 2013; ISBN: 978-0-76244-954-5; $18.00; Hardcover; E-book ISBN: 978-0-7624-4956-9) to inspire people to take action and become true animal lovers.  

                                                 

                                                Click here to see a video of Rory talking about Beg while playing with her favorite furry friends!

                                                 

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                                                Pets, Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                Linda Daly
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                                                Linda Daly

                                                Author of The Last Pilgrimage: My Mother's Life and Our Journey to Saying Goodbye

                                                A story so remarkable it could only be true, The Last Pilgrimage: My Mother’s Life and Our Journey to Saying Goodbye (Counterpoint Press; May 14, 2013; ISBN: 978-1-61902-117-4; $26.00; Hardcover), by Linda Daly, celebrates her exuberant mother and Hollywood insider, Nancy Daly, for her incomparable achievements as a children’s advocate, philanthropist, and arts leader.  The book reveals Nancy’s indomitable spirit and her determination to do anything to beat pancreatic cancer—even fly across the country, to Rhinebeck, N.Y., to meet a much-hyped psychic healer.  The Last Pilgrimage is a tale that shows how far one will literally go to save one’s life.

                                                Author Linda Daly is the adopted daughter of Nancy Daly and her first husband, Bob Daly, an American business executive who has led organizations such as CBS Entertainment, Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Music Group, and the Los Angeles Dodgers—now married to legendary songwriter Carole Bayer Sager. Linda’s stepfather (Nancy Daly’s second husband) was former Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan—making Nancy, the former “First Lady” of Los Angeles. Linda Daly is a Los Angeles County Master Gardener, philanthropist, and contributing green editor for the Los Angeles Times Magazine. She lives in LA with her husband, Mike Alexander, a Co-Producer at “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and their two children.

                                                 

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                                                Jack Perkins
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                                                Jack Perkins

                                                Author of Finding Moosewood Finding God

                                                At the height of his career, Emmy Award-winning journalist Jack Perkins and his wife Mary Jo moved from Los Angeles—population eight million—to a tidal island off the coast in Maine, population zero. Years earlier, in the shadow of Acadia National Park, they had built a solar-powered cabin, heated only by a wood stove. But now they were moving there for good, abandoning the smog of L.A. for the fog of Bar Harbor. The move would turn out to be as spiritual as it was physical. In the quiet of the woods, surrounded by water and wildlife, Perkins became aware of God in a way that seemed impossible when he was covering the biggest news stories of our time. In FINDING MOOSEWOOD, FINDING GOD: What Happened When a TV Newsman Abandoned His Career for Life on an Island (Zondervan; March 2013; $22.99 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-0310318255), Jack Perkins shares the story of his spiritual awakening and highlights from his eventful life before it. Starting with his first big assignment as a reporter—covering the Sam Sheppard murder trial in his hometown of Ohio—Perkins offers insights into his encounters with a wide range of newsmakers and celebrities, from actor James Cagney to a young Stephen King. Throughout these dramatic turns of history, Perkins recognized pangs of something deeper stirring within, something that would eventually draw him to Maine, to a life with time and space for introspection, and to God. At Moosewood, he realized: what he needed most was to discover his own story.

                                                 

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                                                Lucinda Bassett
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                                                Lucinda Bassett

                                                Author of Truth Be Told: A Memoir of Survival, Success, and Suicide

                                                Through her life-changing techniques, best-selling books, and work as the founder and former CEO of the Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety, Lucinda Bassett has helped millions overcome problems with fear, panic, anxiety, and depression. Along with achieving success as a self-made self-help guru, Lucinda enjoyed a deeply fulfilling relationship with her husband, best friend, and business partner, David, who, after 25 years of building a brand, a family, and a life together, abruptly committed suicide after a year’s struggle with a tortuous mental illness. For the first time since the death of her husband, Lucinda Bassett tells her riveting story in Truth Be Told: A Memoir of Success, Suicide, and Survival (Sterling; March 2013; Hardcover: $22.95/978-1-4027-7987-9; ebook: $8.99/978-1-4027-8944-1).

                                                 

                                                  Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                  Ashley Koff, R.D.
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                                                  Ashley Koff, R.D.

                                                  Qualitarian Nutrition Expert and Health Advocate

                                                  Ashley Koff is an internationally renowned registered dietician. Her mission is to improve the health of people across America, and beyond, through raising public awareness of the value of quality eating. A self-described “Qualitarian,” Koff advocates eating the highest quality foods available—whole foods over processed parts, natural over made in a chemistry lab and organic whenever possible to avoid hormones, synthetic fertilizers, GMOs and harmful pesticides—to optimally fuel the body. She created The Ashley Koff Approved (AKA) Lists as a tool to help healthcare practitioners and health-interested consumers choose groceries, dietary supplements, and prepared food options of better quality. Koff regularly appears on national television programs, including The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and national and local news programs. She is also frequently featured in and writes articles for national publications, including The New York Times, O!: The Oprah Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Redbook, andWomen’s Health.

                                                   

                                                    Personality, Food, Health & Beauty

                                                    Lauren Pizza
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                                                    Lauren Pizza

                                                    Author of Meant to Be

                                                    In Meant to Be: Lives and Loves of a Jersey Girl (Skyhorse Publishing; May 2014; ISBN: 978-1-62914-332-3; Hardcover; $19.95), written by first-time author and businesswoman Lauren Pizza, shares the story of her journey from normal, middle-class Jersey girl to globetrotting businesswoman, philanthropist, and mother of two teenagers.  Spiritual and hysterically funny, Lauren shares her unique perspectives on life, death, families, motherhood, cancer, celebrity, and much more.

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                                                    Health & Beauty

                                                    Greta Egan
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                                                    Greta Egan

                                                    Author of Wear No Evil

                                                    In Wear No Evil: How to Change the World with Your Wardrobe (Running Press; April 2014; $17.00 US; Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5127-2; also available as an eBook), trailblazing eco-stylist Greta Egan aims to raise awareness about the consequences of what we put on our bodies and make the world of fashion a better place.  Greta also shares her list of the best eco-friendly fashion brands, for men as well as women, plus her picks for outstanding natural and organic personal care products, from facial cleansers to nail polish.  A groundbreaking guide to style with values, Wear No Evil empowers everyone to make the right fashion choices – for herself, himself, and the planet.

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                                                    Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                    Heidi Klum: Project Runway Book
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                                                    Heidi Klum: Project Runway Book

                                                    Project Runway is one of the most influential and avidly watched shows on the pop-culture landscape. Published to complement the summer premiere of Season Ten, Project Runway: The Show that Changed Fashion is a photo- and highlight-packed tribute to the series that opened up the fashion world to millions of viewers and launched the fashion careers of talented designers. Project Runway, the book, features interviews with the show’s winners, producers, and stars, including host, judge, and supermodel Heidi Klum. Heidi talks about how it all began, her relationships with fellow judges, what she’s learned about fashion, and the impact of Project Runway on the fashion world, plus a mini-preview of Season Ten.

                                                     

                                                      Entertainment, Health & Beauty

                                                      Vikki S. Ziegler, Esq.
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                                                      Vikki S. Ziegler, Esq.

                                                      Author of The Premarital Planner

                                                       

                                                      One of America’s preeminent experts on matrimonial law, Vikki S. Ziegler, Esq. has created a groundbreaking guide and workbook entitled, The Premarital Planner: Your Complete Legal Guide to a Perfect Marriage (Charlesbridge Publishing/Imagine!; May 2012; $19.95 Hardcover; ISBN-13: 978-1-936140-68-8). Ziegler presents an arsenal of information to help couples talk about money, housework, and the unsexy stuff of life; make a full, informed commitment to marriage; and then stay happily married. Drawing on her experience as a practicing divorce attorney and a product of divorce, Ziegler firmly directs couples’ attention to vital, if sometimes tough and touchy, topics that every couple has to deal with at some point in their marriage, if not every day.

                                                       

                                                        Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                        Deep Cover Nail System
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                                                        Deep Cover Nail System

                                                        The Polish With A Purpose

                                                        Get ready to show off your fingers and toes once again—thanks to the “Deep Cover Nail System™,” the world’s first high-fashioned nail polish that prevents, treats and heals unsightly finger and toe nail fungus, and invented by Dr. Alphonse Tribuiani, DPM, FACFAS, and his colleague, Dr. Husni A. Charara, DPM, FACFAS. Deep Cover nail products are 100 percent natural—made without DBP, formaldehyde or toluene—the harmful chemicals still found in many other nail polishes. Additionally, Deep Cover’s products are made in the USA and not tested on animals. Deep Cover’s special ingredient is “Homeopathic Medessence™,” which contains seven powerful anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and nail-strengthening ingredients inspired by the looks of the runway. With more than 20 beautiful, trendsetting colors, such as Sassafrass, Troublemaker and Grapes of Wrath, plus more, treating your fungal nail issues is as easy as a few brush strokes! Deep Cover is “the polish with a purpose!™” and is an extremely easy system for anyone to apply—in three simple steps!

                                                         

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                                                        Helene Lerner
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                                                        Helene Lerner

                                                        Author of In Her Power

                                                        A widely respected activist for women’s empowerment, Helene Lerner believes that many women suffer from lack of self-knowledge and fear of self-expression. For years, she suffered, too, and gradually went from a woman without confidence to a successful Fortune 500 business consultant, CEO of WomenWorking.com, independent public television host and two-time Emmy Award-winning executive producer. As Lerner shares in her new book, In Her Power: Reclaiming Your Authentic Self (Atria Books / Beyond Words; February 2012; ISBN: 978-1-58270-270-4; $14.00 Paperback), every woman has the ability to be successful, fulfilled, and respected for what she truly feels, believes, and wants - and who she is truly is.

                                                         

                                                          Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                          Manuel Villacorta, R.D.
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                                                          Manuel Villacorta, R.D.

                                                          Author or Eating Free

                                                          Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., has written a brand new book, entitled Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight Off for Good(HCI Publishers; May 2012; ISBN: 9780757316357; $15.95), a weight loss program that doesn’t just consist of food intake and exercise, but also incorporates stress-management, relaxation and sleep.Eating Free is a refreshing change from diets that leave many Americans depressed, exhausted, and malnourished while stalling their motivation and metabolism. The Eating Free formula (45% carbohydrate, 30% protein, and 25% fat) conquers cravings by keeping ghrelin levels in check and green-lights a wide variety of delicious “forbidden” foods (pasta, potato, rice, and chocolate) so you don't feel deprived. With Eating Free, you can lose the guilt, the misconceptions, and the weight—for good!

                                                           

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                                                            Spanish, Food, Health & Beauty

                                                            Dr. Lise N. Alschuler and Karolyn A. Gazella
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                                                            Dr. Lise N. Alschuler and Karolyn A. Gazella

                                                            Authors of Five to Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan

                                                            Five to Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan (Active Interest Media; October 2011; ISBN: 978-935297-40-6, $15.95) is written by an internationally recognized board certified naturopathic oncologist, Dr. Lise N. Alschuler, and a highly accomplished health writer, Karolyn A. Gazella. Five to Thrive is one of the first books of its kind to explain how we can use the power of epigenetics, the study of how genes are influenced, to dramatically reduce cancer risk and improve health. The Five to Thrive™ plan is not only scientifically based; it is practical, easy-to-follow, and effective!

                                                             

                                                            The authors are Lise N. Alschuler, ND, FABNO, a naturopathic physician and Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology with highly regarded expertise as a speaker, author, and practitioner of integrative medicine, andKarolyn A. Gazella, a veteran health writer and publisher of the Natural Medicine Journal who has devoted the past 19 years to writing and publishing about natural health for both consumers and healthcare professionals. Dr. Alschuler is a three-year breast cancer “thriver” and Gazella is a 16-year ovarian cancer “thriver.”

                                                             

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                                                            Health & Beauty

                                                            Kris Carr
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                                                            Kris Carr

                                                            Author, Filmmaker, Photographer

                                                            Inviting everyone to her “change now, love now, live now” party, Kris Carr shares the secrets that have helped her thrive in the face of a deadly disease in Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It! (Skirt! Books, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press; January 17, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-59921-801-4; $24.95; Hardcover), with a foreword by Dean Ornish, MD, and a preface by Rory Freedman. Inspired by wellness seekers from around the world who reached out to her after the success of her documentary film Crazy Sexy Cancer and her first two books, Kris lays out the whole renovation plan—diet, exercise, meditation, and mindset—that has worked wonders for her. But what makes Crazy Sexy Diet irresistible is the way Kris dishes up her nutrition and healing revelations: with unstoppable sass, an infectious sense of humor, and plenty of booty-shakin’ motivation.

                                                             

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                                                            Food, Health & Beauty

                                                            Eliot Glazer
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                                                            Eliot Glazer

                                                            Creator of My Parents Were Awesome: Before Fanny Packs & Minivans, They Were People Too

                                                            In a digital age where we can retake digital photos until they’re “perfect” and online culture embraces “epic fail,” the wildly popular website MY PARENTS WERE AWESOME bucks the trend by lauding the everyday heroes—parents—with vintage photos. Launched in 2009 by writer, comedian, and editor Eliot Glazer, the online collection of old photos of parents before parenthood proves that parents were once young, fun, and effortlessly cool. The site became an instant hit, with features on NPR’s All Things Considered, Fox News, ABC News, and more. And now Glazer combines the spontaneity and nuance of old photographs with stories by sons and daughters in a heartwarming collection of essays: MY PARENTS WERE AWESOME: Before Fanny Packs & Minivans, They Were People Too (Villard Books; April 2011; ISBN: 978-0-345-52392-1; Trade Paperback; $15.00).

                                                             

                                                              Entertainment, Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                              Dr. Dorree Lynn
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                                                              Dr. Dorree Lynn

                                                              In Sex For Grownups: Dr. Dorree Reveals the Truth, Lies, and Must-Tries for Great Sex After 50 (HCI Books; April 27, 2010, ISBN: 978-0757314643; Original Trade Paperback; $15.95), Dorree Lynn, PhD, shows us that we are never too old, too bored, too sick, too unattractive, or too alone to enjoy the many physical and emotional benefits of great sex.  Dr. Dorree explains that while sex does change in the second half of life, there’s much more to “doing it” than ending in an orgasm. “We have never lived nor had the capacity to love this long, and few over 50 know how to navigate the new waters of these bonus years,” says Dr. Dorree, who has over four decades of experience as a practicing psychologist in New York and Washington, DC. She is the author of three books, an experienced media personality, a respected speaker on the lecture circuit, and founder of the provocative, savvy, sexy website www.FiftyandFurthermore.com

                                                              Health & Beauty

                                                              Lisa Bloom
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                                                              Lisa Bloom

                                                              Author of Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World

                                                              Award winning journalist, television legal analyst, trial attorney and daughter of renowned women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, Lisa Bloom, publishes her first book book, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World (Vanguard Press; June 1, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-59315-659-6; $25.99; Hardcover), which boldly argues that the women of today represent a stark paradox. In Think, Lisa showcases that while girls and women shine in many areas (such as outperforming boys at every level of education, preschool through grad school); they have concurrently lost focus and even regressed in some frightening ways. At a time when 23% of women would rather lose their ability to read than their figures, Lisa fears that women are in danger of spiraling into a nation of dumbed-down, tabloid media-obsessed, reality TV addicts. For example, the majority of us can’t name a single branch of government, but nearly everyone can name at least one Kardashian. In this entertaining, eye-opening and thoroughly-researched new book, Lisa outlines the ways that we as a society, and particularly women, have allowed our brains to atrophy and, very specifically, outlines the damage our ignorance is causing to our personal lives, our nation, and our world.

                                                               

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                                                              Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                              Meghan Carter
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                                                              Meghan Carter

                                                              Author of The Meghan Method: The Step-by-Step Guide to Decorating Your Home in Your Style

                                                               

                                                              The Meghan Method: The Step-by-Step Guide to Decorating Your Home in Your Style (Gem Multimedia, LLC, distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group; May 2011; $35.00; ISBN: 978-0-9829387-0-6; Hardcover), by Meghan Carterpresents her 18-step method created from two years’ worth of travels—where Meghan interviewed dozens and dozens of design professionals and everyday Americans across the country. She walks readers through the entire decorating process, from picking the perfect colors to discovering your personal style that ultimately will make you feel really good! Meghan embarked on her trip in 2004 when she launched AsktheDecorator.com, and her quest to find and share the best decorating information transformed the website from an article repository to a blog to a syndicated, online video series. After solving thousands of questions from her fans, Meghan devised the method for those to understand home style and decipher the design language. After the success of the Ask the Decorator webisodes, Meghan filmed a second series of 100 detailed, easy-to-follow videos that will be available in April on MeghanCarter.com. To view the original video series, visit 

                                                               

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                                                                Health & Beauty

                                                                Marc Sedaka
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                                                                Marc Sedaka

                                                                Author of What He Can Expect When She’s Not Expecting

                                                                For the better part of a decade, Marc Sedaka, (Neil Sedaka’s son), and his wife, Samantha, were among the six million American couples suffering with infertility. They battled through the anguish of endless rounds of drug therapies, dozens of artificial inseminations, in-vitro fertilizations, and miscarriages until they finally found a happy ending when a gestational surrogate (“womb for rent”) carried their twin girls to term. While the Sedakas were trying anything and everything, Marc was as supportive and loving as he could be, but there was no guidebook specifically designed for the six million men in infertile relationships. What He Can Expect When She’s Not Expecting (Skyhorse Publishing; March 2011; 12.95; ISBN-10: 1616080582; 978-1616080587; Original Trade Paperback), by Marc Sedaka with Dr. Gregory Rosen is the only infertility book a man will ever need—by a man who’s been there, tried it all, and now lives happily with his wife and three beautiful children.

                                                                 

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                                                                Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                                A Salamander's Tale
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                                                                A Salamander's Tale

                                                                Staring in the face of prostate cancer at age thirty-five, with metastatic disease and proposed surgical castration at age forty, Paul Steinberg was forced to take two journeys at the same time. The first was to transition from doctor to a patient. The second was more spiritual, as he searched for a higher meaning in his life while undergoing this turmoil.

                                                                 

                                                                Part medical biography and part philosophical musing, A Salamander’s Tale looks at the evolution of the regenerative capabilities of cold-blooded vertebrates like the salamander and what we as humans have lost and gained in our warm-bloodedness. How do we as human beings regenerate? How do we redeem ourselves when our capacity for regeneration is limited? How did the prostate evolve, and how does prostate cancer develop?

                                                                 

                                                                With wit and humor, Steinberg tackles lust, sex, and ultimately time, death, and the gods. Having lived longer than virtually anyone else with metastatic prostate cancer, he uses his knowledge as a doctor and experience as a patient to provide a story of endurance and perseverance, weaving a tale of grace, regeneration, and redemption — just not the kind of regeneration and redemption he or anyone else would expect.

                                                                Health & Beauty

                                                                Meditation Muscle
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                                                                Meditation Muscle

                                                                Some of the most successful business personalities and celebrities in America have adopted a regular meditation practice. Top athletes in America are using meditation practices to get their minds in peak condition. Meditation is being used in our educational systems, from elementary school to the university level, to reduce stress and increase academic performance. It's a practice that is becoming for the mind what regular workouts are for the body--a sure-fire path to strength and resilience. Meditation is a powerful workout for the mind, similar to doing push-ups for strengthening the body, or going for a jog to get your daily cardio. Meditation Muscle is an easy meditation guide filled with pictorials for those beginning to meditate. 

                                                                 

                                                                Author Robert Piper is a speaker, writer, Tai Chi master, and meditation teacher. He was first introduced to meditation by a board certified physician with dual medical training (Western Medicine & Traditional Chinese Medicine) who later referred him to a Taoist monk. He studied with a Taoist monk for nine and a half years, and traveled extensively to Asia and Australia searching out and studying with other teachers. He has spent over a decade researching, studying, and collecting information on various meditation systems of Asia. You can find more about Robert at his website, robertpiper.org. He has a B.A. degree from DePaul University and lives in Chicago,IL.

                                                                 

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                                                                Health & Beauty

                                                                The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food is Destroying Our Health and Environment-and Who is Responsible
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                                                                The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food is Destroying Our Health and Environment-and Who is Responsible

                                                                In THE MEATY TRUTH: Why Our Food Is Destroying Our Health and Environment—and Who Is Responsible (Skyhorse Publishing; February 2015; $24.95 Hardcover; 978-1-62914-427-6), coauthors Shushana Castle and Amy-Lee Goodman offer an eye-opening, stomach-churning look inside the production, packaging, and politics of the hazardous food Americans gobble up. Backed by extensive research, Castle and Goodman show how the Standard American Diet of excessive meat and dairy is truly SAD and extremely bad for our bodies, our well-being, our children, and our planet. “The time for change is now,” the authors’ stress, while leading the way—step by step and fork by fork—to healthier, happier eating and living for all.                      

                                                                Food, Health & Beauty

                                                                Christina Stevens
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                                                                Christina Stevens

                                                                Author of Love: The Saint and the Seeker

                                                                “God will write through you.” Those were the last private words Mother Teresa spoke to filmmaker Christina Stevens—urging her to share her story with the world. A similar calling had come months earlier, when Mother Teresa appeared to Christina in a dream, summoning her to India to film her message to the world. Without hesitation, she gathered her film crew and boarded a plane to Calcutta. For the first time, Christina shares the story of the incredible dream that turned into reality, entitled LOVE: The Saint and the Seeker (Hay House; November 11, 2014; $16.95; Original Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-1-40194-591-6).

                                                                 

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                                                                Personality, Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                                Rabbi Shmuley in Conversation with Michael Jackson
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                                                                Rabbi Shmuley in Conversation with Michael Jackson

                                                                Author of Honoring The Child Spirit: Inspiration and Learning from Our Children

                                                                To millions of fans, Michael Jackson is missed as a performer of rare musical genius. Among the few who truly knew and loved him, especially his children: Prince, Paris, and “Blanket,” Michael Jackson is missed as a wonderful and rare parent. In HONORING THE CHILD SPIRIT: Inspiration and Learning from Our Children(Vanguard Press; January 11, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-593156-04-6; $22.95; Hardcover) by internationally recognized parenting and relationships expert Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Michael lives on through his insights into the world of a child and his commitment to raising awareness about the importance of childhood and child-like qualities among not only parents, but all adults.

                                                                 

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                                                                Andrea Metcalf
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                                                                Andrea Metcalf

                                                                Author of Naked Fitness: The Proven 28 Day Weight Loss Program for a Slimmer, Fitter, Pain Free Body

                                                                In her new book, Naked Fitness: The Proven 28 Day Weight Loss Program for a Slimmer, Fitter, Pain Free Body (Vanguard Press; January 2011; ISBN: 978-1-59315-618-3; Hardcover; $25.95),Andrea Metcalf encourages anyone struggling to lose weight and gain vitality to face the mirror. “Take off your clothes and stand in front of a full-length mirror in bright light! Really see what’s in the reflection,” she urges. As Metcalf makes clear, daring to take an honest look at your body is the first step to taking care of your body, mind, and health, and truly loving yourself. Then, she shows how—fully clothed, complete with walking shoes—to start working on getting any body into the best shape possible.

                                                                 

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                                                                Sports, Health & Beauty

                                                                Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, Linda Blum Huntington, & Eva Adrienne Anderson
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                                                                Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, Linda Blum Huntington, & Eva Adrienne Anderson

                                                                The Lifeboard: Follow Your Vision. Realize Your Dreams

                                                                 

                                                                What if you could choose the most rewarding path for a career change by using an extraordinary technique to visualize your new position? What if you could find your soul mate, but this time…yourreal soulmate!? What if you could check off all the goals on your wish-list with time to spare for setting new ones? What if you could morph into the person of your dreams? The Lifeboard: Follow Your Vision. Realize Your Dreams (Chronicle Books; January 2011; ISBN: 780811876384; $22.95) by Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, Linda Blum Huntington, and Eva Adrienne Anderson is a tool where your deepest desires and wildest dreams can become your reality. Part motivational workbook, part creative project, The Lifeboard combines the appeal of such books as The Secret, the international publishing sensation that captivated over four million readers, with the fun of scrapbooking—a craft that, according to Craft & Hobby Association figures, one in three households across America (or about 40 million families) enjoy. Containing a journal, a full-color Lifeboard, and all the starter materials and guidance you need to make it meaningful, this beautiful gift-to-yourself box is designed to activate, magnify, and accelerate the Law of Attraction—a universal principle summed up as “You are what you think.” Avid “Lifeboarders” who credit their practice with playing a major role in their success, Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, Linda Blum Huntington, and Eva Adrienne Anderson take positive thinking to a new level. They created The Lifeboard as a tool for focusing energy and developing a visual personal action plan for your life. “Seeing is believing and achieving.” That’s a glimpse of The Lifeboard’s eye-opening, mind-shifting and life-transforming potential.

                                                                 

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                                                                Diane Dimond
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                                                                Diane Dimond

                                                                Author of Cirque du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust — Written with Complete Cooperation with Michaele and Tareq Salahi

                                                                 

                                                                Veteran investigative reporter Diane Dimond has written a tell-all book about Michaele and Tareq Salahi, titled Cirque du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust, (on-sale exclusively at Amazon; September 15, 2010; Kindle ISBN: 978-1-61550-770-2 ($9.99) and Trade Paperback ISBN 1439273294 ($15.99). Cirque Du Salahi will reveal for the first time that for nearly 17 years Michaele Salahi has suffered from multiple sclerosis, not anorexia, as has been widely speculated. While the Salahis cooperated exclusively with Dimond to present their version of this explosive story, Diane Dimond maintained full editorial control and sole copyright. Cirque Du Salahi finally puts the salacious “Crasher” story to rest and shows how the media, led by “The Reliable Source” column at the Washington Post, got it wrong from the get-go. The book lays out in great detail when and how the Salahis were invited to both the White House and to the Congressional Black Caucus Dinner held weeks previously. Only now that the danger of a possible federal indictment has faded with time do they feel they can tell their side of the story.

                                                                 

                                                                In Cirque Du Salahi, the reader also learns that the Salahis have been supporters of Barack Obama since 2005. The book also offers the shocking fallout the Salahis have endured because of all the unfair negative publicity stirred up by the media. They have received death threats and been made the butt of relentless jokes on late-night TV. In one particularly harrowing episode, Michaele barely escaped flipping her car during a high speed chase with paparazzi. The mission of the book is to finally tell the whole story behind who Michaele and Tareq Salahi really are, to strip back the curtain to reveal the human toll created by today’s often reckless media coverage and to share with the American public Michaele Salahi’s stoic battle with multiple sclerosis.

                                                                 

                                                                 
                                                                Entertainment, Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                                Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center
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                                                                Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center

                                                                The Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center in Los Gatos, California defines excellence in pain management by offering the most comprehensive approach to pain treatments in the area. This integration of services and disciplines with some of the management centers on the West Coast. The Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center offers a full complement of pain therapies, from highly specialized interventional treatments, to the most sophisticated interdisciplinary pathways and programs, to tackling the most complex and challenging pain problems in our society.

                                                                 

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                                                                B2B, Health & Beauty

                                                                Toni Raiten-D’Antonio
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                                                                Toni Raiten-D’Antonio

                                                                Author of Ugly as Sin

                                                                Ugly As Sin (HCI Books; ISBN 978-0-75731-465-0; September 2010; $21.95; Hardcover), by psychotherapist and professor Toni Raiten-D’Antonio, (author of The Velveteen Principles and The Velveteen Principles for Women), is the first comprehensive book on the social issue of ugliness. It examines its origins and reveals its impact on the lives of individuals. Ugly As Sin turns the meaning behind ugliness upside down, taking the power and stigma out of it by embracing it. No other book ranges so widely—from history to biology, social psychology and personal narrative—or plumbs the subject with such courage, compassion and empathy. Most importantly, Ugly As Sin offers a realistic prescription for overcoming the universal fear of appearance-based bigotry—“the ugliphobia syndrome”—and how it erodes our self-confidence, undermines our sense of self-worth, and, in some cases, leads to isolation, depression and even death. The book reveals how we all are bigots when it comes to ugliness, even turning this prejudice against ourselves. It also helps readers debunk outrageous beauty standards and then provides inspirational tools for finding hope, peace and fulfillment, regardless of appearance.

                                                                 

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                                                                Pat Webster, Ph. D. & Martin Groder. M.D.
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                                                                Pat Webster, Ph. D. & Martin Groder. M.D.

                                                                Authors of Winning at Love

                                                                Though primarily aimed at alpha males, WINNING AT LOVE: The Alpha Male’s Guide to Relationship Success (Bascom Hill Publishing Group; ISBN 978-1-935456-04-9; Spring, 2010; $19.95), is equally accessible to alpha females, married and partnered couples, and anyone trying to make their way from “Powerland” to “Loveland.” The book begins by identifying different types of alphas and the issues they bring to relationships. It provides a new and workable vocabulary for talking about relationships and then details a step-by-step process for being successful in love. The book helps alphas gain practical and specific tools for enhancing intimate relationships.

                                                                 

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                                                                Dr. Jeffrey Hull
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                                                                Dr. Jeffrey Hull

                                                                Author of Shift: Let Go of Fear and Get Your Life in Gear

                                                                “Shift happens,” says psychologist and executive coach Dr. Jeffrey Hull, Author of Shift: Let Go of Fear and Get Your Life in Gear (GPP Life; April 20, 2010; ISBN: 978-0-7627-5662-9; $16.95; Paperback), “And we all need to get better at dealing with it. Life is not a straight line ramp up to nirvana, as some self-help books would have us believe.” After working with thousands of individuals and executives at companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton, AT&T, MasterCard, HSBC and TD Ameritrade over a twenty-year career, researching both Western science and Eastern philosophy, and dealing with life crises of his own, Dr. Hull reveals what is missing from the majority of self-help books: a roadmap for navigating change and its faithful life partner: Fear.

                                                                Showing how to move through fear and accept change as something that happens for us and not to us, Shift is not another “quick fix, five steps to endless happiness” self-help book. With real-life case studies, useful diagnostics and down-to-earth practices, Dr. Jeffrey Hull offers a vital guide for everyone grappling with and reeling from our turbulent times.

                                                                 

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                                                                Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                                Jake Ehrenreich
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                                                                Jake Ehrenreich

                                                                Author of A Jew Grows in Brooklyn

                                                                Showman Jake Ehrenreich’s uncanny outlook at finding the joy and beauty in most things, despite adversity, shines through in the pages of this compelling memoir of a first-generation American trying to make peace with his heritage while at the same time searching for the true meaning of the American dream. The book is based on the stage show of the same name, which broke box-office records at the historic Lambs Theater in the heart of Broadway, and which The New York Timesdescribed as “Beautiful…Touching…Funny…a lot in common with Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays.”

                                                                 

                                                                  Entertainment, Health & Beauty

                                                                  Stella Ellis
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                                                                  Stella Ellis

                                                                  Author of Size Sexy

                                                                  Passionate and fiery, pioneer supermodel Stella Ellis turns heads when she enters a room, but it’s not because of her height, voluptuous figure, and big hair. It’s because she exudes confidence from every pore of her larger-than-size-6 body! In her new book, Size Sexy: How to Look Good, Feel Good, and Be Happy—At Any Size (Adams Media; May 2010; Original Trade Paperback; ISBN 10: 1-60550-355-X; ISBN 13: 978-1-60550-355-4; $16.95), Stella proves that, despite what the media would have you believe, looking and feeling sexy is not an entitlement of only the naturally pretty and thin. Along with sharing the secrets she has gathered over her years as a fashion and beauty industry insider, she reveals how self-awareness is the key to how others perceive you. Size Sexy gives readers specific steps on how to look and feel their best, with lessons on everything from attitude to A-line dresses. Author Stella Ellis was born in Israel and speaks 8 languages. She has worked in the fashion industry, TV, and modeling for several years. She appeared in Madonna’s book Sex, a version of George Michael’s music video Too Funky, and was Jean Paul Gaultier’s full-figured muse.

                                                                   

                                                                    Health & Beauty

                                                                    Dr. Ronald L. Kotler
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                                                                    Dr. Ronald L. Kotler

                                                                    Author of 365 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

                                                                    Have you ever had trouble sleeping? If your head is nodding, join the crowd. We’ve all experienced insomnia, whether due to stress, anxiety, or excitement. Beyond occasional bouts of sleeplessness, millions of people suffer from chronic problems that routinely wreak havoc with restful sleep—acid reflux, sleep apnea, arthritis, and restless legs syndrome, among many culprits. At last, there’s a bedside book to help everyone who’s tired of feeling tired, as well as anyone who’s tormented by persistent and potentially serious slumber-related health issues. 365 WAYS TO GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP (Adams Media; January 2010; ISBN: 978-1-60550-01-7; $8.95; Paperback) by Ronald L. Kotler, MD, DABSM and Maryann Karinch, with a Foreword by Charles R. Cantor, MD, DABSM, is packed with at-a-glance information, expert advice, and proven remedies.

                                                                    Backed by the latest medical research, 365 WAYS TO GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP gives the sleep-deprived and the sleep-distressed an edge on achieving successful slumber. As easy to digest as a light bedtime snack (crackers, toast, and cereal are fine, but skip the nightcap), this collection of tips, tactics, and tools explains why, when, and how to get a good night’s sleep.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Dr. J.R. Bruns, M.D. & Dr. R.A. Richards II
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                                                                    Dr. J.R. Bruns, M.D. & Dr. R.A. Richards II

                                                                    Authors of The Tiger Woods Syndrome: Why Men Prowl and How to Not Become the Prey

                                                                    Why do so many men, from superstar athletes, talk show hosts, and politicians to middle managers, plumbers, and construction workers, lie to and cheat on the woman they promised to honor and love faithfully until death? A psychiatrist and noted expert on personality issues, Dr. J.R. Bruns, M.D., in private practice, and Dr. R.A. Richards II, who has studied interpersonal communications and co-dependency, elaborate. Now, for the first time, in The Tiger Woods Syndrome: Why Men Prowl and How to Not Become the Prey (HCI Books; March 18, 2010; ISBN-13: 978-0-7573-1537-4; $19.95; Hardcover), Dr. J.R. Bruns and his coauthor, Dr. R.A. Richards II, identify a five-stage pattern of dating and mating behavior that has led to untold suffering by shattered families across America.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Taylor LeBaron
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                                                                    Taylor LeBaron

                                                                    Author of Cutting Myself in Half: 150 Pounds Lost, One Byte at a Time

                                                                    After years of being overweight, teenager Taylor LeBaron lost 150 pounds—nearly one half of his body weight—over the course of a year and a half. How? By approaching healthy eating the way he would a new video game. With his personal story and a keen imagination, he offers a complete fitness strategy for children and teens in Cutting Myself in Half: 150 Pounds Lost, One Byte at a Time,with a foreward by Dr. Michael Dansinger, weight loss expert and Nutrition Doctor for NBC’s The Biggest Loser.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Ellen Weber Libby, PhD
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                                                                    Ellen Weber Libby, PhD

                                                                    Author of The Favorite Child

                                                                    Ellen Weber Libby, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and author of the new book, The Favorite Child. For more than thirty-five years, veteran clinical psychologist Ellen Weber Libby has been helping successful, often powerful clients in Washington, DC—a place known for its outsized personalities—deal with their personal problems. One pattern that has emerged out of some 60,000 hours of therapy is what she calls “the favorite child complex.” In this groundbreaking book, she describes in intimate detail how being the favorite child can confer both great advantages and also significant emotional handicaps.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                                    James Villepigue, CSCS & Rick Collins, JD, CSCS
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                                                                    James Villepigue, CSCS & Rick Collins, JD, CSCS

                                                                    Authors of Alpha Male Challenge

                                                                    In America today, men are fatter, sicker, more stressed, and less rested than ever before. Too many men have slipped from “alpha” to “beta,” and average testosterone levels are dropping at an alarming rate. In other words, American men are losing their masculinity. However, it isn’t too late for a second chance at the body you want. In Alpha Male Challenge, James Villepigue, CSCS and Rick Collins, JD, CSCS, lay out a comprehensive, ten-week plan to help you reclaim—or claim for the first time—the muscular, masculine glory of being the best that you can be.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Sports, Health & Beauty

                                                                    Health Communications, Inc., Books (HCI Books)
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                                                                    Health Communications, Inc., Books (HCI Books)

                                                                    Founded in 1977, HCI has come a long way since its roots in recovery and the life-changing Chicken Soup for the Soul series with an expansive list of contemporary voices. Dedicated to bringing readers quality books, HCI makes its distinction in the marketplace by not just publishing books, but by “publishing people.” These people are carefully selected authors who inspire readers to achieve their dreams, live lives of abundance, and seek consolation when needed as well as experience the healing power of laughter. Readers will find a wealth of topics reflecting every aspect of life: Inspiration, Self-Help, Soul, Spirituality, Relationships, Recovery, Healing, Health and Wellness, Diet, Teen Issues, Women's Issues and Parenting.

                                                                     

                                                                     
                                                                    Health & Beauty

                                                                    Mary Jo Buttafuoco
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                                                                    Mary Jo Buttafuoco

                                                                    New York Times Bestselling Author

                                                                    Mary Jo Buttafuoco’s anonymous life as a suburban wife and mother in sleepy Massapequa, NY, ended in May 1992, when she was shot in the head on her own front porch. The “Long Island Lolita” saga sparked a media frenzy that continues to this day. As the years passed, Mary Jo steadfastly stood by her man, Joey Buttafuoco, and while he and Amy Fisher continued to make headlines, one question lingered in the minds of people everywhere: Why did Mary Jo stay for so long? In Getting It Through My Thick Skull, she finally answers that question fully and convincingly. The answer is simple, yet it took her almost three decades of turmoil to discover it. Using her tragic and triumphant life lessons and never-before-told accounts of life with Joey, Mary Jo helps readers understand the emotional traps they spring on willing partners, and offers hope and help for the millions of people caught in the cycle of toxic relationships.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                                    Conrad Fischer, MD
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                                                                    Conrad Fischer, MD

                                                                    Author of Routine Miracles

                                                                    Did you know that more than 80% of young doctors would rather work in higher-paying medical fields than devote their lives to eradicating major life-threatening illnesses? However, doctors have virtually eliminated pediatric AIDS, strategically controlled leukemia with just a pill a day (in 95% of patients), and miraculously extended the life expectancy of AIDS patients to as long as the average HIV-negative person. At a time when physicians can achieve so much more than just managing pain, infectious disease expert and world-renowned medical professor Conrad Fischer, MD, author ofRoutine Miracles: Personal Journeys of Patients and Doctors Discovering the Powers of Modern Medicine, is on a mission to find true American heroes among our physicians. Drawing on more than 3,000 interviews with doctors and medical residents—as well as hundreds of patients—Fischer addresses the tremendous disconnect between the incredible medical progress of recent decades and today’s disillusioned young doctors.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Jane Velez-Mitchell
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                                                                    Jane Velez-Mitchell

                                                                    Author of iWant

                                                                     

                                                                    Despite enjoying a successful career as an award-winning broadcast journalist, HLN (Headline News) TV host Jane Velez-Mitchell was being held prisoner by a wide array of addictions and denial of her true sexuality. In her incredibly candid and courageous memoir, iWant: My Journey From Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler Honest Life, Velez-Mitchell chronicles her struggles and triumphs in hopes of helping others achieve sobriety and discover fuller, healthier, happier, and more purposeful lives. Velez-Mitchell reveals her lifelong fight to overcome alcoholism, her proud coming out as a lesbian after she turned 50, how she beat breast cancer, and why she’s become a staunch vegan and environmentalist, among many other poignant stories. Velez-Mitchell is the host of “Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell” on HLN—formerly CNN Headline News.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Hannah Friedman
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                                                                    Hannah Friedman

                                                                    Author of Everything Sucks

                                                                    Besides being one of the youngest people ever published in Newsweek, an award-winning playwright, and a Yale University graduate (despite almost getting expelled), thousands of YouTube fans knowHannah Friedman as the naked songstress behind the guitar. Now, she can add “debut author” to her list of credentials with Everything Sucks: Losing My Mind and Finding Myself in a High School Quest for Cool. In her memoir, Friedman details her coming-of-age years, , which includes stories of drug addiction, teenage politics, eating disorders, living with a capuchin monkey her parents insisted was her big sister, traveling in a family car shaped to look like a shoe, and living the life of a roadie while accompanying her former rock star dad as he toured in Europe in a bus. The book also reveals the social pressures of attending one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country, as Hannah struggles to just be herself.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Health & Beauty

                                                                    Beth Wareham
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                                                                    Beth Wareham

                                                                    Author of The Power of No

                                                                     

                                                                    In her new book, The Power of No: How to Keep Blowhards and Bozos at Bay, author Beth Wareham shares the riotous anecdotes and sage wisdom she gained from her own “yes years”—the period she was suckered into unflattering hairdos, back-fat exposing blouses, bad dates, worse relationships, and treacherous work situations because she couldn’t say the all-important two-letter word: N-O. Once she learned to use it, this short, potent word had magical effects on Wareham’s life, helping her achieve the kind of career, marriage, and lifeshe always thought were only meant for other people. This entertaining and empowering self-help guide shows women how learning to say “no” the right way can help them excel in every aspect of their lives. Wareham is a vice president and director of lifestyle publishing at Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Sharon Gilchrest O”Neill
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                                                                    Sharon Gilchrest O”Neill

                                                                    Author of A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage

                                                                    What’s the secret to a long-lasting, happy marriage? Sharon Gilchrest O”Neill, Ed.S., a practicing family therapist with more than 25 years of experience, has always been fascinated by this question. People have wondered and debated about it for centuries—and it’s the source of hundreds of self-help books pored over by couples in search of answers. Drawing on her decades of study and counseling families, O”Neill shares practical tips for a successful love life in A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Kate Nelligan
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                                                                    Kate Nelligan

                                                                    Author of Pat the Bride

                                                                    Pat the Bride is the humorous take-off on Dorothy Kunhardt’s beloved children’s classic, and the follow-up to super-successful Pat the Husband—which sold out all 17,500 copies of its initial print run in less than four weeks. Every woman who looks forward to that special day when she dresses in white and walks down the aisle will have endless fun playing with this witty little volume—complete with lift-the-flaps, touch-and-feel elements, pull tabs, and other delightful novelties.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Entertainment, Health & Beauty

                                                                    Kelli Dunham
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                                                                    Kelli Dunham

                                                                    Author of The Boy's Body Book

                                                                    As boys reach adolescence, everything changes: their bodies, their feelings, and their relationships. What’s worse, their world turns shaky just when they find it hardest to talk with the adults in their lives. In a readable, reassuring, illustrated guide, The Boy’s Body Book answers every boy’s concernsabout hygiene, exercise, teachers, peer pressure, sex, and siblings. He’ll learn about what’s going on physically and how to handle academic pressures, deal with out-of-control feelings, make new friends, and stay safe through it all.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                                    Kelli Dunham
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                                                                    Kelli Dunham

                                                                    Author of The Girl’s Body Book

                                                                    This companion volume to The Boy’s Body Book is destined to become the go-to guide for adolescent females. Fun to read and easy to carry, it answers all the important questions about becoming a woman that girls are sometimes too embarrassed to ask. From hygiene to exercise, teachers to peer pressure, boys to emotional stuff, everything is discussed here. This entertaining, enlightening, and joyously illustrated look at growing up will be a staple of every girl’s bookshelf for generations to come.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                                    John Spencer Ellis
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                                                                    John Spencer Ellis

                                                                    Creator of The Compass

                                                                    In May 2009, wellness and personal development expert, Dr. John Spencer Ellis, released a book and a feature-length documentary of the same name, The Compass. Says John Spencer Ellis, “The Compass is about discovering what moves you, what inspires you and what mark you will make on the world. The Compass gives you the guidance to go from where you are to where you want to be.” After 20 years of studying human achievement and helping people attain their ultimate goals, John Spencer Ellis thought about what he could do to make a greater difference in more people’s lives, not just physically and mentally—but from all perspectives. “After many contemplative hikes throughout the foothills of Orange County, California, it became clear to me that a feature-length documentary film and novel were the answer,” adds Ellis. “One of the big challenges I had to face was how to tell the story with a universal appeal—for all belief systems—and I also wanted to offer practical skills and action steps to guide people to live their dreams. That’s how The Compass documentary and novel were born.”

                                                                     

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                                                                    New Media & Technology, Health & Beauty, Art & Photography

                                                                    Aisling Juanjuan Shen
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                                                                    Aisling Juanjuan Shen

                                                                    Author of A Tiger’s Heart

                                                                    A Tiger’s Heart: A Story of a Modern Chinese Woman (SoHo Press) chronicles Aisling’s Juanjuan Shen’s rise from poverty in the rice fields of rural China to a successful career in business in the early days of the country’s economic boom, illustrating the massive economic and social changes that have taken place in China over the past several decades. Her story is emblematic of a new generation of Chinese women who are leaving the rice paddies and government jobs in order to enter the free market and determine the course of their own lives. Aisling Juanjuan Shen worked as a teacher, saleswoman, and translator in China before immigrating to the United States in 2000. In 2005 she graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College; she currently works for an investment management firm in Boston.


                                                                    Health & Beauty

                                                                    Douglas Hamilton, MD and Babak Azizzadeh, MD
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                                                                    Douglas Hamilton, MD and Babak Azizzadeh, MD

                                                                    Authors of Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets

                                                                    For the first time, a dermatologist and a plastic surgeon have joined forces to dispense coveted and critical information—from beauty, health, and medical vantage points. In their new book, Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets: A Prominent Dermatologist and Plastic Surgeon’s Insider Guide to Facial Rejuvenation, coauthors Douglas Hamilton, MD and Babak Azizzadeh, MD divulge the benefits of the best non-invasive and surgical treatments, straight from Rodeo Drive. In addition, they offer a complete analysis of the most common skin-related complaints, including wrinkles, rough spots, sagging brows, age spots, and much more. The doctors guide women and men of all ages to the right anti-aging program for their skin type and provide the inside scoop on how to choose the right doctor. Featuring dramatic before-and-after photos of the doctors’ recommended procedures, Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets also shares real-life stories from their exclusive clientele and even reveals the “Top Five Secrets Celebrities Don’t Want You to Know.”

                                                                     


                                                                    Health & Beauty

                                                                    Iain Martin
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                                                                    Iain Martin

                                                                    Historian and Author of Worthy of Their Esteem

                                                                    Nearly a century and a half after his election as the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln is highly esteemed as an iconic leader against which all other presidents are compared. His achievements as the commander-in-chief who preserved the Union and ended slavery have assured his legacy. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birthday, historian Iain Martin wrote Worthy of Their Esteem: The Timeless Words and Sage Advice of Abraham Lincoln. This book brings together the president’s most memorable, insightful, and uplifting remarks on an array of subjects with staying power. To complement Lincoln’s words on a collection of topics including—faith and religion, marriage and family, death and bereavement, and forgiveness—Martin presents rarely seen historic images, from one of the earliest-known portraits of Lincoln as a young lawyer to a print illustration of the scene of his death.

                                                                     


                                                                    Health & Beauty

                                                                    Cooper Lawrence
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                                                                    Cooper Lawrence

                                                                    Author of The Cult of Celebrity

                                                                    When John Lennon said the Beatles were bigger than Jesus, he couldn’t have imagined living in today’s world of celebrity worship. Spanning a diversity of races, creeds and backgrounds, millions of fans around the world are united in their extreme devotion to an elite group of actors, singers and athletes—people universally recognized as “stars.” “Many of us find ourselves wondering where the obsession with celebrity came from and what the implications are,” writes author, Cooper Lawrence. “These questions need to be answered, as this is about more than idle interest—it’s about issues that impact lives.” As a renowned fame expert, the host of a nationally syndicated radio show and now co-star of the new VH1 show, “Confessions of a Teen Idol,” Cooper couldn’t resist taking on the challenge. In The Cult of Celebrity: What Our Fascination with the Stars Reveals About Us Cooper shares striking findings and conclusions about the pivotal roles celebrities play in not only the arts and fashion, but also society, politics, medical research, healthcare, ecology, philanthropy, career paths and virtually every aspect of our daily lives.


                                                                    Entertainment, Health & Beauty

                                                                    Loren Slocum
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                                                                    Loren Slocum

                                                                    Author of Life Tuneups

                                                                    Dealing with work, family, friends and relationships can overwhelm, frustrate and drain any woman. Renowned inspirational speaker, life fulfillment coach and author, Loren Slocum, is here to help. In her new book, Life Tuneups: Your Personal Plan to Find Balance, Discover Your Passion and Step Into Greatness, Loren, International Staff Director and one of the lead facilitators for celebrated motivational speaker, Anthony Robbins, reminds all women—single, married, working, unemployed, with or without kids—to recognize their unique gifts, celebrate their inner beauty and take care of themselves as they navigate all facets of their complicated lives. The book teaches readers how to make lasting lifestyle change by adopting small permanent life adjustments instead of wholesale, drastic sacrifices.

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                    Health & Beauty

                                                                    Libby Langdon
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                                                                    Libby Langdon

                                                                    Author of Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions

                                                                    HGTV star and renowned interior designer, Libby Langdon, shows you how to get the most style and comfort out of your not-so-spacious dwellings with her new book, Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions: Stylish Design Ideas for Every Room—and Every Budget. With her approachable, low-fuss style, Libby—the star of HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style and Fox’s Design Invasion—offers abundant tips, tools and insider “tricks-of-the-trade” for avoiding common small-space mistakes, fixing common small-space quandaries and tapping every small home’s potential to be gracious, inviting and extremely functional. Perfect for owners of small homes, urban apartment dwellers, first-time homeowners and empty nesters looking to downsize, Small Space Solutions includes more than 300 four-color photos throughout, including “before” and “after” shots, and features easy-to-follow demo ideas, helping you to maximize every inch of your floor plan.

                                                                     


                                                                    Health & Beauty

                                                                    Tina Vindum
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                                                                    Tina Vindum

                                                                    Author of Tina Vindum’s Outdoor Fitness

                                                                    Workout outside in the fresh air without the cost of a gym membership! Founder and president of Outdoor Fitness and leading fitness and wellness expert, Tina Vindum has a revolutionary approach to achieving mind and body fitness in as little as eight weeks with Tina Vindum’s Outdoor Fitness Program. This informative guide knocks down the barriers of the usual gym workout mentality and is rooted in simple back-to-basics conditioning available to people everywhere. From the beaches of Maui to Manhattan’s Central Park, Tina guides readers through her three phases of outdoor fitness: learning the base moves; bringing these together with some of her signature moves as the intensity and duration of the workout increases; and fine-tuning workouts so that they become an integral part of one’s life. Tina Vindum hosts a national radio show on outdoor fitness and frequently consults for print and broadcast media on the subject. Her work has appeared in the pages of Self, Shape, Fitness, Prevention, Vogue, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and the Los Angeles Times.

                                                                     


                                                                    Sports, Health & Beauty

                                                                    VitaminSpice
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                                                                    VitaminSpice

                                                                    Food & Health Company

                                                                    Creator and CEO Edward Bukstel’s food and health company, VitaminSpice, offers a series of products that blend essential daily vitamins with various delectable spices. The brand kicks off with five “category” flavors—KidSpice, EverydaySpice, CardioSpice, JointSpice and EnergySpice, to be sold initially on the company’s Web site.

                                                                     

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                                                                    B2B, Food, Health & Beauty

                                                                    Kris Carr
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                                                                    Kris Carr

                                                                    Author, Filmmaker, Photographer

                                                                    Kris Carr redefines what it means to be a survivor—of any daunting challenge, but especially the big bad C—in Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor: More Rebellion and Fire for Your Healing Journey (skirt!; September 2, 2008; ISBN: 978-1599213705) by Kris Carr, with a foreword by Marianne Williamson. With the spunky attitude and irresistible humor that’s won her thousands of Crazy Sexy fans, Kris offers exercises, meditations, excavations, brainstorms, and stories to inspire anyone diagnosed with cancer—or anyone dealing with a major adversity—to become an empowered participant in their healing.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Health & Beauty

                                                                    Kris Carr
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                                                                    Kris Carr

                                                                    Author, Filmmaker, and Photographer

                                                                    What do you do when you think you have a hangover, and instead you discover you have a rare, incurable stage IV cancer in both your liver and lungs? Actress/photographer/filmmaker Kris Carr heard the news, took a deep breath, and said, “Okay, so the shit just hit the fan … time to make a kick ass game plan!” InCrazy Sexy Cancer Tips (August 1, 2007; ISBN: 978-1599212319; $17.95), with a foreword by Sheryl Crow, Kris left no stone unturned as she embraced her cancer diagnosis with intense insight, holistic care, and an amazing attitude and sense of humor that empowered her to survive and helped transform her from a “Bud” girl (featured in Budweiser Superbowl commercials) to an ultra-hip, crunchy granola, spirited cancer chick, who shared the spotlight with MTV personality Diem Brown, model Sharon Blynn, Glamour writer-editor Erin Zammett, actress/playwright Oni Lampley, and rock & roll tour manager Jackie Farry, among others.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Erin Prophet
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                                                                    Erin Prophet

                                                                    Author of Prophet’s Daughter

                                                                    Imagine being born into a fringe religious movement, run by your…mother. In Prophet’s Daughter: My Life With Elizabeth Clare Prophet Inside the Church of Universal and Triumphant, author Erin Prophet provides a riveting, fiercely honest account of life inside the controversial New Age sect, the Church Universal and Triumphant. Daughter and one-time heir apparent of church leader, “Guru Ma” Elizabeth Prophet, Erin Prophet provides a first-hand account of the dangers of leading one’s own religion. Through this gripping narrative, she reveals how the allure of infallibility led her mother to a conspicuous downfall, and how Erin’s efforts to understand were truncated by her mother’s rapidly progressing Alzheimer’s disease.

                                                                     


                                                                    Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                                    Seymour Chwast
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                                                                    Seymour Chwast

                                                                    Author & Illustrator of She Sells Sea Shells

                                                                    It won’t be only the words that get readers tongue-tied—the wacky, witty and wonderful illustrations in She Sells Sea Shells: World Class Tongue Twisters, by world-renowned artist and illustrator Seymour Chwast, will have everyone speechless with delight! Chwast, the artist and co-founder of the infamous Push Pin Studios, has had an enormous influence on design and illustration everywhere. Attractively packaged, and with a debossed cover, She Sells Sea Shells is Chwast’s latest original picture book.

                                                                     


                                                                    Entertainment, Health & Beauty

                                                                    Sue Bailey and Carmen Flowers
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                                                                    Sue Bailey and Carmen Flowers

                                                                    Authors of Grave Expectations

                                                                    Many people dread the notion of dying, and put off the planning of a funeral … until it’s too late. But what if you weren’t afraid to handle all of the logistics yourself—and actually have a great time coordinating the event? Sue Bailey and Carmen Flowers, authors of Grave Expectations: Planning the End Like There’s No Tomorrow, are on a mission to change the culture and break the stigma of a moment in our lives that is going to happen—whether we like it or not. Grave Expectations is an irreverent, helpful—and yes, at times, even humorous—new book on planning your own funeral and throwing a good-bye party no one will forget. Like a wedding planner for funerals, it is the ultimate handbook for realizing one’s final wishes and memorializing your life on your own terms.

                                                                     


                                                                    Health & Beauty

                                                                    Congresswoman Diana DeGette
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                                                                    Congresswoman Diana DeGette

                                                                    Author of Sex, Science and Stem Cells

                                                                    Outspoken Congresswoman Diana DeGette offers a blistering indictment of the Right Wing’s stealth attack on stem cell research, therapeutic cloning, and reproductive rights in America in her explosive new book, Sex, Science and Stem Cells: Inside the Right Wing Assault on Reason. When it comes to public policy involving 21st-century medical research and issues surrounding sex and reproduction, have George W. Bush and the Religious Right set the U.S. back decades? Yes, says DeGette, the Democratic congresswoman from Colorado who has been at the forefront of attempts on Capitol Hill to enact sound and effective legislation in these areas. Sex, Science and Stem Cells details the hard-fought battle.

                                                                     


                                                                    Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                                    Stacy Schneider, Esq.
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                                                                    Stacy Schneider, Esq.

                                                                    Author of He Had It Coming

                                                                    Veteran trial attorney, power negotiator, season five contestant on NBC-TV’s “Apprentice” with Donald Trump, and author Stacy Schneider, Esq., wants every woman to know: Don’t even think about getting divorced without a strategy. In her new book, He Had It Coming: How to Outsmart Your Husband and Win Your Divorce, Stacy shares her one-of-a-kind “Pre-Divorce Plan,” plus insider techniques, tactics, and tips from her own practice and her own amicable, satisfying divorce.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Mitch Albom
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                                                                    Mitch Albom

                                                                    Author of Tuesdays with Morrie

                                                                    Originally published by Doubleday in 1997 with a first printing of 20,000 copies, Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom is today the best-selling memoir of all time, having sold nearly 10 million copies in the U.S. alone, and with more than 14 million copies in print worldwide. A perennial New York Times best-seller, the book has been sold in forty international territories and translated into forty-one languages. Broadway Books, a division of the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group of Random House, Inc. has released a special 10th anniversary edition of the book, with a new Afterword by Albom in which he reflects anew on the life lessons he learned from his beloved college professor, Morrie Schwartz, whose wisdom irrevocably changed his life as well as the lives of millions of readers.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Health & Beauty

                                                                    Jordan Reid
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                                                                    Jordan Reid

                                                                    Author of Ramshackle Glam

                                                                    In Ramshackle Glam: The New Mom’s Haphazard Guide to (Almost) Having It All (Running Press; April 2014; $19.00 Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5304-7; also available as an E-Book), Jordan Reid lets readers in on her fears, screw-ups, emotional breakdowns, creative breakthroughs, unexpected discoveries, and moments of sheer bliss.  Written with empathy and humor, Ramshackle Glam is the book every new mom needs to feel like herself – smart and confident, with a dash of glamour.

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                                                                    Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                                    Green magazine
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                                                                    Green magazine

                                                                    Green, a new digital publication from Furniture|Today, the country’s leading business newspaper for the furniture industry, launches early in the second quarter of 2007. The inaugural issue will feature Danny Seo on the cover. Says Ray Allegrezza, Editor-in-Chief of Furniture|Today, “Each day, more and more retailers and suppliers are becoming increasingly involved in eco-friendly, sustainable-source home furnishings, and as the market leader, Furniture|Today believes it can best serve this segment with a dedicated publication devoted entirely to eco-friendly products, producers and initiatives in this segment.”

                                                                     

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                                                                    B2B, Health & Beauty

                                                                    Dr. Roger Gould
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                                                                    Dr. Roger Gould

                                                                    Author of Shrink Yourself

                                                                    Internationally acclaimed doctor Roger Gould is the author of Shrink Yourself: Break Free From Emotional Eating Forever. The book is derived from the well-tested online Web site, MasteringFood.com, offering a step-by-step solution to overeating that’s been utilized by thousands of health-conscious people across the globe. Dr. Gould’s book and Web site provide crucial information that allows readers to break the cycle of yo-yo dieting once and for all. Shrink Yourself will help people who’ve struggled with their weight recover their power over food and re-establish a healthy grasp over other areas of their lives. Dr. Gould reveals for the first time how the feeling of being powerless creates the uncontrollable urge to overeat.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Health & Beauty

                                                                    Dr. Neal Barnard
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                                                                    Dr. Neal Barnard

                                                                    Author of Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes

                                                                    Neal Barnard, M.D., is a nutrition researcher and adjunct associate professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He is also the president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a non-profit health organization that promotes preventative medicine, especially good nutrition. Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes is the first book to reveal that nutrition is more powerful than oral medication in the treatment of diabetes. The book claims a low-fat vegan diet is three times more effective than the current diet offered by the ADA, where you can eat pasta, rice, sweet potatoes, don’t have to monitor portion control or even exercise and possibly lower if not eradicate oral medication altogether.

                                                                     

                                                                    Health & Beauty

                                                                    Danny Seo
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                                                                    Danny Seo

                                                                    Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo—who has been named “40 Under 40 To Watch” by Crains New York Business, as well as People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World”—is a Sirius Satellite Radio host; Editor-at-Large, Country Home magazine; Host of the “Simply Green with Danny Seo” TV series on LIME TV; co-host of HGTV’s “Red, Hot and Green” TV special; creator of the 2008 “Do Just One Thing” page-a-day calendar, author of Simply Green Parties and Simply Green Giving; and star of the DVD “Simple Steps to a Greener Home.” Danny was chosen as the only lifestyle expert to be part of Newsweek’s “Global Environment and Leadership Advisory Committee,” and appears on such shows as Oprah, Today, CBS Early Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, and Martha Stewart Radio to name a few. Look out for his new magazine and the launch of various retail initiatives in the near future.

                                                                     

                                                                    Personality, Health & Beauty

                                                                    Luxe Fashion
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                                                                    Luxe Fashion

                                                                    Luxe Fashion: A Tribute To The World's Most Enduring Labels by Caroline Cox

                                                                    Luxe Fashion (Running Press; October 2013; Hardcover $50.00; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5111-1; E-book ISBN: 978-0-7624-5303-0) written by international fashion authority Caroline Cox with a Foreword by Cameron Silver, is a tribute to luxury, a beautiful celebration of the best in world of fashion and style, and a comprehensive guide to iconic heritage brands.

                                                                     

                                                                    Through North America and Europe, from Hermes to L.L. Bean, Louis Vuitton to Coach, and Ferragamo to Fendi, this stunningly illustrated book with large, striking images and enlightening content, is about the most enduring brands and labels relevant today.

                                                                     

                                                                    Luxe Fashion is divided into two different parts:  Part 1 profiles 50 of the finest labels, both renowned and hidden gems, and is broken into three chronological periods: pre-nineteenth century, nineteenth century, and twentieth century. This section features the likes of Balenciaga, Brooks Brothers, Chaumet, Chippewa, Dior, Lanvin, Missoni, and Prada; and Part 2 is a directory of more than 150 more essential brands, categorized by type—clothing, knitwear, footwear, and accessories—that live up to the standard of a heritage label including London Fog, Capezio, and Swarovski.

                                                                     

                                                                    Author Caroline Cox is the head of cultural studies at the London College of Fashion, and conducts lectures in the US, UK, and Europe. Her books on fashion history and theory includeStiletto, Vintage Shoes, Lingerie: A Lexicon of Style, and How to Be Adored. In 2004, Caroline was awarded a Visiting Professorship in cultural history at the University of the Arts, London, for her “services to the development of cultural history,” in particular for her writing on fashion.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Health & Beauty, Art & Photography

                                                                    28th Dusty Film & Animation Festival
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                                                                    28th Dusty Film & Animation Festival

                                                                    Since 1990, the School of Visual Arts’ Dusty Film & Animation Festival has become one of the country’s foremost events to discover exceptional new talent in film and animation. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival gives BFA Film and BFA Animation thesis students the unique opportunity to exhibit their work to industry professionals, family and friends. The festival culminates in our eminent Dusty Awards, attended by celebrities and distinguished guests from the film and animation industries.

                                                                     

                                                                    The 2016 Dusty Awards Presenters were: Academy Award-winning screenwriter Josh Singer (Spotlight, The Fifth Estate, The West Wing), actress/producer/director Trudie Styler (American Honey – Official Selection for the Festival de Cannes 2016, Freak Show, The Seagull), director/writer/producer Mark Osborne (The Little Prince, Kung Fu Panda, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie), Academy Award-winning production sound mixer Chris Newman (The Godfather, The Exorcist, Amadeus), Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Laurens Grant (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Freedom Riders), writer/director Ti West (The House of the Devil, Wayward Pines, VHS), editor Aaron Yanes (Tyson, You Don’t Know Jack, Europa Report), director of photography Michael Simmonds (Nerve, White Girl, Vice Principals), animator Howard Beckerman (Boop-Beep), producer and New York Women in Film & Television president Alexis Alexanian, IFP program manager and producer Zach Mandinach and filmmaker Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist, Divergent, Billions).

                                                                    Entertainment, Events

                                                                    Beat the Blues to Save Lives
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                                                                    Beat the Blues to Save Lives

                                                                    Suicide Awareness Voices of Education and Jed Foundation

                                                                    Beat the Blues to Save Lives an uplifting night of great music and entertainment as amazing artists take the stage to perform their iconic songs and share their personal messages of hope and inspiration around beating depression and raising awareness for suicide prevention.

                                                                    Nonprofit, Entertainment, Events

                                                                    24th Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
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                                                                    24th Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

                                                                     

                                                                    Direct from Russia, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas. Experience the exceptional dancing of a company of almost 40, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, new and spectacular hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver, and stunning sets hand-painted in Russia and designed by multi-Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague. Moscow Ballet consistently garners critical acclaim for performances in cities from New York to Los Angeles, and Miami to Calgary. The production is known for its dedication to world peace: naming Act II the “Land of Peace and Harmony;” featuring a rose shooting cannon, and a stunning 2-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. Moscow Ballet also presents Swan Lake in 2016 staged by Ballet Master Vladimir Troschenko, a former partner to legendary Russian ballerinas Nadia Pavlova, Ludmilla Seminyaka, and Galina Mezentseva and an honors graduate of both the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet academies. Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake is based on the Ivanov/Lev version with changes by Yuri Grigorovich for the Bolshoi in 1967. The company features almost 40 Vaganova trained dancers that are praised by the critics. “Perhaps one of the most magical moments of all, was delivered by a truly excellent...corps, a veritable highlight excelling in both synchrony and grace. Both male and female corps were outstanding all night.” from Calgary Herald. Regina Herald writes, “Breathtaking...magical touches...a thrilling experience.” Revered as the epitome of classical ballets, Swan Lake is a gripping tale of love, betrayal, and the triumph of good over evil. The dual role of Odette/ Odile in which the ballerina first appears as the tragically ethereal Swan Queen and later as the alluring but deceptive Odile (Black Swan) is one of the most dramatic and technically challenging roles in all of classical ballet.

                                                                     

                                                                    Entertainment, Events

                                                                    23rd Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
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                                                                    23rd Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

                                                                    The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

                                                                    Direct from Russia, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas. Experience the exceptional dancing of a company of almost 40, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, new and spectacular hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver, and stunning sets hand-painted in Russia and designed by multi-Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague. Moscow Ballet consistently garners critical acclaim for performances in cities from New York to Los Angeles, and Miami to Calgary. The production is known for its dedication to world peace: naming Act II the “Land of Peace and Harmony;” featuring a rose shooting cannon, and a stunning 2-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. Moscow Ballet also presents Swan Lake in 2016 staged by Ballet Master Vladimir Troschenko, a former partner to legendary Russian ballerinas Nadia Pavlova, Ludmilla Seminyaka, and Galina Mezentseva and an honors graduate of both the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet academies. Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake is based on the Ivanov/Lev version with changes by Yuri Grigorovich for the Bolshoi in 1967. The company features almost 40 Vaganova trained dancers that are praised by the critics. “Perhaps one of the most magical moments of all, was delivered by a truly excellent...corps, a veritable highlight excelling in both synchrony and grace. Both male and female corps were outstanding all night.” from Calgary Herald. Regina Herald writes, “Breathtaking...magical touches...a thrilling experience.” Revered as the epitome of classical ballets, Swan Lake is a gripping tale of love, betrayal, and the triumph of good over evil. The dual role of Odette/ Odile in which the ballerina first appears as the tragically ethereal Swan Queen and later as the alluring but deceptive Odile (Black Swan) is one of the most dramatic and technically challenging roles in all of classical ballet.

                                                                    Entertainment, Events, Kids & Parents

                                                                    SVA's 27th Dusty Film & Animation Festival
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                                                                    SVA's 27th Dusty Film & Animation Festival

                                                                    Since 1990, the School of Visual Arts’ Dusty Film & Animation Festival has become one of the world’s foremost events to discover exceptional new talent in film and animation. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival gives BFA Film and BFA Animation thesis students the unique opportunity to exhibit their work to industry professionals, family and friends. The festival culminates in our eminent Dusty Awards, attended bycelebrities and distinguished guests from the film and animation industries.

                                                                    Entertainment, Events

                                                                    Elf on the Shelf Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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                                                                    Elf on the Shelf Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

                                                                    The 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

                                                                    On November 28, 2013 the Elf on the Shelf® balloon will - for the second year in a row - fly through New York City in the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® to help Santa kick off the holiday season!  The ballon is based on The Elf on the Shelf -- an enchanting “book plus” package by mother/daughter team, Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell, and illustrated by Coë Steinwart and perfect for children of all ages. This year introduces The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition, per Santa's answer to the popular requests of children to have the Elf appear on their birthdays! The Elf on the Shelf comes in a keepsake box with the four-color, watercolor illustrated book and a small, pixie scout elf tucked inside. The heartwarming tale is about scout elves, sent by Santa with a mission to keep watch over the families they live with during the holiday season.

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                                                                    Entertainment, Events, Kids & Parents

                                                                    26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival
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                                                                    26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival

                                                                    Since 1990, the School of Visual Arts’ Dusty Film & Animation Festival has become one of the world’s foremost events to discover exceptional new talent in film and animation. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival gives BFA Film and BFA Animation thesis students the unique opportunity to exhibit their work to industry professionals, family and friends. The festival culminates in their eminent Dusty Awards, attended by celebrities and distinguished guests from the film and animation industries.

                                                                    Entertainment, Events, Art & Photography

                                                                    20th Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
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                                                                    20th Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

                                                                    Moscow Ballet Presents: Great Russian Nutcracker

                                                                    Moscow Ballet celebrates 20 years of presenting its critically-acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker. Now, the tour has expanded from 8 to 70 cities across the US and Canada, with two simultaneously performing troupes of 40 dancers each. The company features award-winning principals and top graduates of Perm, Vaganova, Moscow State Academic Choreographic, and Rimsky-Korsakov schools. Akiva Talmi Presents Inc., the exclusive North American representation for Moscow Ballet, was founded by award-winning Juilliard alumnus, composer/conductor, and theatrical producer Akiva Talmi. Full info: www.Nutcracker.com

                                                                     

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                                                                    Entertainment, Events, Kids & Parents

                                                                    25th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival and Awards
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                                                                    25th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival and Awards

                                                                    From The School of Visual Arts

                                                                    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Dusty Film & Animation Festival, slated for May 10-13, 2014, announced today by Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation departments at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, and Annie Flocco, festival producer, SVA faculty member and independent film producer. “We invite all film lovers to help celebrate this milestone as a testament to the hard work and dedication of hundreds of young filmmakers,” said Lehmann. “We are proud to showcase the true commitment and remarkable talent of so many artists with this anniversary of the Dustys,” added Flocco. To mark the 25th anniversary, the festival culminates with SVA’s Annual Dusty Awards invitation-only ceremony, held on Tuesday, May 13, at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street) in New York City. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival was established and named after SVA Founder Silas “Dusty” H. Rhodes with the mission of introducing films made by BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation students to a wider audience.  This year, it will showcase more than 150 films and animations from thesis students graduating Spring 2014. All screenings are free and open to the public.

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                                                                    24th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards
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                                                                    24th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards

                                                                    From the School of Visual Arts

                                                                    Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at School of Visual Arts (SVA), announced today the 24th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival, to be held in New York City Saturday, May 4 through Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The four-day event will showcase more than 100 films and animations from thesis students graduating this spring. Annie Flocco, independent producer/filmmaker and SVA faculty member, will produce the event; Meredith Engstrom will co-produce.

                                                                     

                                                                    The 2013 festival kicks off with three days of film and animation screenings, and concludes with an awards ceremony on May 7. Fifteen awards—including Outstanding Film and Achievement in Directing, Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Traditional and Stop Motion Animation, and the New York Women in Film and Television Award—are given to students in recognition for outstanding thesis work. All festival screenings are free and open to the general public and take place at the state-of-the-art SVA Theatre, located at 333 West 23rd Street, NYC. The final list of presenters and special guests will be made public at a later date.

                                                                     

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                                                                    Entertainment, Events, Art & Photography

                                                                    Tim & Rob's Wedding
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                                                                    Tim & Rob's Wedding

                                                                    For Tim and Rob's special day, Mouth Public Relations is handling many of the logistics. For the big event, Mouth is arranging transportation, composing goodie bags for friends and family involved, as well as booking live musicians and hiring a florist for the ceremony. In terms of the rehearsal dinner, Mouth is responsible for comparing restaurants, compiling menu options, and making sure everything is perfect for a large dinner party in the heart of New York City. Tim Moir and Rob Taglieri are, respectively, the CFO and President of Tag Communications, based in Philadelphia.

                                                                    Events

                                                                    Elf on the Shelf Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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                                                                    Elf on the Shelf Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

                                                                    The 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

                                                                    On Novemver 22, 2012 the new Elf on the Shelf® balloon flew through New York City in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® and helped Santa kick of the holiday season!  The ballon was based on The Elf on the Shelf -- an enchanting “book plus” package by mother/daughter team, Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell, and illustrated by Coë Steinwart and perfect for children of all ages. The Elf on the Shelf comes in a keepsake box with the four-color, watercolor illustrated book and a small, pixie scout elf tucked inside.  The heartwarming tale is about scout elves, sent by Santa with a mission to keep watch over the families they live with during the holiday season.

                                                                     

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                                                                    23rd Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards
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                                                                    23rd Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards

                                                                    From the School of Visual Arts (SVA)

                                                                    Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), announces the 23rd Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival, or “23 on 23,” will be held in New York City on Sunday, May 6 through Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The four-day event will showcase more than 100 films and animations from students graduating this spring, as well as celebrate 23rd Street as a home for the college and the theater. Annie Flocco, SVA faculty member and independent filmmaker, will produce the event; Meredith Engstrom will co-produce. This year's headlining sponsors are: AbelCine; Act Zero Films; Adorama Rental Company; AJA Video Systems; Animation Magazine; Avid Technology, Inc.; Blue Sky Studios; Bryan Singer; CAVA—SVA Computer Store; Eastman Kodak Company; Emmett/Furla Films; Feature Systems/Kits and Expendables; Foto Care; Future Media Concepts; Gotham Sound & Communications, Inc.; Machinima, Inc.; National Board of Review; New York Women in Film & Television; Nice Shoes; Rota6; Scheimpflug; and SCS Agency, Inc. 100 percent of the sponsors’ donations will benefit thesis students in the form of grants and in-kind gifts.

                                                                     

                                                                      Entertainment, Events, Art & Photography

                                                                      An Elf's Story (Movie Premiere)
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                                                                      An Elf's Story (Movie Premiere)

                                                                      The Elf on the Shelf

                                                                      Inspired by, and co-created and produced by the makers of The Elf on the Shelf®, An Elf’s Story™(Big Canoe Entertainment; Distributed by Creatively Classic Activities and Books/CCA and B, on-sale November 2011; 23 Minutes; DVD $9.95 Blu-Ray $14.95) will be releasing as an animated feature in 2-D and 3-D the 2011 Holiday Season. The film includes several never-before-seen animated techniques, created by Trick 3D in Atlanta.  Mouth Public Relations will be overseeing the celebrity-driven “Candy Cane Red Carpet” Animated Feature Premiere/Fundraiser in Atlanta on Sunday, November 20th, and spearheading the PR effort for the consumer release on Saturday November 26th.  “An Elf’s Story” will also debut on CBS-TV on Friday, November 25th.

                                                                       

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                                                                      22nd Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards
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                                                                      22nd Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards

                                                                      From the School of Visual Arts (SVA)

                                                                      The 22nd Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival kicks off Friday, May 6 and continues through Tuesday, May 10 highlighting over 100 films by students graduating from the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). The program includes screenings of short films, videos and animations, and culminates in an awards ceremony with notables from the film and animation industries. This year’s Screenwriters Night is in collaboration with Susan Batson Studio featuring SVA graduating screenwriters’ selected scenes performed live by professional actors. All festival screenings, the Awards Ceremony and Screenwriters Night will take place at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Many events are FREE and open to the general public.

                                                                       

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                                                                        The Above Network, LLC
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                                                                        The Above Network, LLC

                                                                        Creators of AboveTopSecret.com

                                                                        The Above Network, LLC created and operates www.AboveTopSecret.com (ATS), the world’s leading source of mature discussion about a wide variety of “alternative topics” ranging from aliens and UFO’s to fascinating conspiracy theories. The media conglomerate is focused on multi-channel expansion of what they’re calling “User-Generated Content Ecosystems,” beginning with ATS and its sister sites: AbovePolitics.com and BelowTopSecret.com. The company has also launched its first internet radio show, ATS Mix, which stars counter-culture radio legend Dave Rabbit and Johnny Anonymous, and Mouth Public Relations will play a major role in booking guests for the duo.

                                                                         


                                                                        Entertainment, Business & Hard News, Events, New Media & Technology

                                                                        City Lights Youth Theatre
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                                                                        City Lights Youth Theatre

                                                                        Empowering Children since 1991

                                                                        Since 1991, City Lights has empowered thousands of New York City youth, ages 3-19, through in-school residencies; after-school workshops in acting, musical theatre, and playwriting; and an annual season of productions in Off-Off Broadway theatres. City Lights was founded in 1991 by Myrna K. Greenberg, an attorney who created the organization after witnessing the profound effect that theatre had on her own children. It is currently under the Executive Direction of Melissa Fenton Herrod. The 2007 season includes The Laramie Project, Rogers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, and the annual benefit honoring Kitty Carlisle Hart at Tavern on the Green, featuring performances by the Broadway cast of A Chorus Line.

                                                                         

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                                                                        John Carruthers & Jesse Valenciana
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                                                                        John Carruthers & Jesse Valenciana

                                                                        Authors of ManBQue: Meat. Beer. Rock&Roll.

                                                                        In ManBQue: Meat. Beer. Rock & Roll. (Running Press; May 2014; $22.00 Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5117-3), authors John Carruthers and Jesse Valenciana serve up 120 recipes for the modern man—from the perfect grilled burger to handmade sausages. More than a cookbook, ManBQue is a community.  Founded on the streets of Chicago by a group of young men and women hungry for good food and company, it spread across the nation, now boasting thousands of members who meet and eat monthly. In that spirit, the book features stories of the people behind the recipes, plus beer pairings from craft brew experts.

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                                                                        Food

                                                                        Flannery and Katherine Good
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                                                                        Flannery and Katherine Good

                                                                        Authors of Candy Cocktails: Fun and Flirty Drinks with a Sun-Kissed Twist

                                                                        Candy Cocktails: Fun and Flirty Drinks with a Sugar-Kissed Twist (Running Press; June 2014; $16.00 Hardcover; 978-0-7624-5112-8), whipped up by the splendidly blonde and often outrageous mixology sisters Flannery and Katherine Good, dives headfirst into the colorful world of liquid concoctions embellished with sweets. Showcasing 50 yummy drinks, from Bubblegum Mojito to Whiskey Sour Gummy Bear.  Candy Cocktails also includes a spirits glossary, information on tools and glassware, suggestions for candy rims and garnishes, and 100 full-color photographs throughout. 

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                                                                        Food

                                                                        Sunkist Fresh Citrus
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                                                                        Sunkist Fresh Citrus

                                                                        Mouth had the opportunity to pitch Sunkist Fresh Citrus to magazine desksides along with nationally recognized dietitian and Cordon-Bleu certified chef, Michelle Dudash. Whether you’re looking for a delicious, nutritious and portable after-school snack, or healthy seasonal ingredients for cooking or baking, Sunkist citrus is a great option parents and home chefs can turn to all year-round. Citrus is fat free, sodium free, cholesterol free and an excellent source of Vitamin C. And, Sunkist offers more than 40 varieties of premium quality, fresh citrus year round which means that there are many different ways to include in-season produce in healthy home cooking throughout the year, and, there are all kinds of options for kid-friendly snacks no matter the season.

                                                                        Food

                                                                        Michelle Dudash, RDN
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                                                                        Michelle Dudash, RDN

                                                                        Award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, Cordon Bleu-certified chef and best-selling author Michelle Dudash has created the award-winning recipes for busy moms struggling to feed their families nourishing meals while the clock is ticking. As an on-the-go working mom herself, Michelle understood early on that it is possible to cook like a chef while eating like a nutritionist, which is where the idea materialized for her first book, Clean Eating for Busy Families (Fair Winds Press, 2012).      

                                                                                                                                                

                                                                        Clean. Fresh. Fast. It is Michelle’s mission to make these three principles a part of your everyday food choices. Teaching millions of families how food and health can deliciously co-exist has been Michelle’s mission for over 18 years – one meal at a time. From clean eating BBQ fixes, revealing which foods keep you cool in the heat (while not melting in your bag) and snack packs that save your day, Michelle is the expert in empowering you how to approach food with a nutritionist’s perspective whether you’re in the kitchen or on the road.

                                                                         

                                                                        Michelle is the recipe columnist for The Arizona Republic’s “Dudash’s Healthy Dish,” in addition to contributing her savory creations to Food Network, Better Homes and Gardens,EatingWell, SELF, Parents, The Cooking Channel, The Washington Post, USA Today and more. Michelle has appeared as an expert on The Chew, FOX & Friends, Better TV, The List, HuffPost Live, ABC Los Angeles, Good Day Chicago and Radio Disney.

                                                                         

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                                                                        Personality, Food, Health & Beauty

                                                                        Milk Life
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                                                                        Milk Life

                                                                        Mouth had the opportunity to pitch the Milk Life campaign to magazine desksides along with nationally recognized dietitian and Cordon-Bleu certified chef, Michelle Dudash.The  mission behind the launch of the “Milk Life” campaign is to show how starting your morning with milk can help power the potential of every day.  The campaign spotlights everyday moments of accomplishment, achievement and enjoyment. Visually impactful milk splashes, created with the latest in graphic and animation technology, bring to life how families who include milk’s protein at breakfast make the most of their day.

                                                                        Food

                                                                        Sabra Hummus
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                                                                        Sabra Hummus

                                                                        Mouth had the opportunity to successfully pitch Sabra Hummus to magazine desksides along with our client, nationally recognized dietitian and Cordon-Bleu certified chef, Michelle Dudash. Sabra Dipping Company, maker of America’s favorite hummus, introduced Pizza Hummus Singles to its line of dips and spreads, which includes more than 12 hummus flavors.  Sabra’s rich, smooth Classic Hummus has been blended with fresh pizza inspired flavor kids love, including familiar herbs and spices like fresh basil and oregano.  The single serving 2-ounce containers pair well with pita chips and vegetables and are easy to slip in a lunch box or backpack for on the go mini meals and snacks. 

                                                                        Brands, Food

                                                                        KIND Snacks
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                                                                        KIND Snacks

                                                                        Mouth had the opportunity to successfully pitch KIND snacks to magazine desksides along with our client, nationally recognized dietitian and Cordon-Bleu certified chef, Michelle Dudash. KIND announced multiple extensions to its popular Healthy Grains Bars line with the addition of two new sub-ranges and a new flavor offering: KIND Health Grains Popped bars, KIND Healthy Grains Bars - made with coffee, and KIND Healthy Grains Peanut Butter Berry bars. As with the original five flavors, all have a foundation of super grains that provide a perfectly chewy and crunchy texture. 

                                                                        Brands, Food

                                                                        Eat Your Heart Out: The Feel Good, Look Good, Silver Lining Cookbook
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                                                                        Eat Your Heart Out: The Feel Good, Look Good, Silver Lining Cookbook

                                                                        by Dean Sheremet

                                                                        In his publishing debut, EAT YOUR HEART OUT: The Feel Good, Look Good, Silver Lining Cookbook (Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company; February 14, 2016; ISBN: 978-1-58157-329-9; $25.95; Hardcover), Dean Sheremet shares how he pulled himself out of his post-divorce funk and pieced his life together—recipe by recipe, meal by meal. Following his appetite and aptitude for cooking, nurtured by his grandmother at a young age, Sheremet went back to school, graduated from the French Culinary Institute at the top of his class, and landed jobs in coveted kitchens, including the 3-Michelin-starred epitome of fine dining, Jean Georges. In the midst of building a new career, he discovered the joy of cooking for himself. Liberated from catering to the needs of his famous wife, Dean placed a priority on self-care, beginning with eating for optimum nourishment and pleasure every day. 

                                                                         

                                                                        DEAN SHEREMET is an accomplished, nationally renowned chef. After graduating from the French Culinary Institute at the top of his class, he launched his career in the kitchen of a New York City celebrity hotspot, Nobu 57. He went on to join one of the world’s most coveted 3-Michelin-star kitchens, Jean Georges. Now dedicated to combining his passions for food and entertaining, he regularly appears on television, including Access Hollywood, CBS’s The Talk, Fox’s Good Day LA, and Hallmark Channel’s Emmy-nominated Home and Family, as well as contributes to Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, Foodily, and The Daily Meal. Since 2011, Dean has been happily married to photographer Sarah Silver. The couple lives in New York City.

                                                                        Food

                                                                        A Plant-Based Life
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                                                                        A Plant-Based Life

                                                                        by Micaela Cook Karlsen

                                                                        More people than ever are eating whole food, plant-based diet works to achieve weight loss, without counting calories, and gains in energy. Still, despite all the powerful reasons to switch to plant-based eating, eager converts often struggle with concerns about nutrition, preparation, and cost; lack of support from loved ones; and qualms about sacrificing the joy of eating for a  restricted diet.  

                                                                                                   

                                                                        In A PLANT-BASED LIFE: Your Complete Guide to Great Food, Radiant Health, Boundless Energy, and a Better Body (AMACOM; July 12, 2016; $16.95 Paperback), author, Micaela Karlsen offers a compassionate how-to manual for anyone who wants to know more about what a whole food plant-based diet is, how to transition from unhealthy eating habits, break free of cravings, and how to ensure lasting success.

                                                                         

                                                                        From initial enthusiasm to lasting change, A PLANT-BASED LIFE maps out a journey with many thrilling discoveries and frustrating roadblocks.

                                                                        Food, Health & Beauty

                                                                        Pichuberry Inc.
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                                                                        Pichuberry Inc.

                                                                        Ancient Incan Pichuberry Distributor

                                                                        What’s bigger and juicier than a blueberry, much easier to work with than a pomegranate, and packed with more protein than a 100g serving of blueberries, pomegranate, and papaya combined? The answer is the lost Incan treasure and, possibly the greatest superfruit to ever enter the U.S: the Pichuberry. This flavorful, versatile, nutrition-rich marvel will soon be migrating across America. Michael Popescu, Chief Executive Officer of the Pichuberry Company, announced that the company will begin distributing the Pichuberry in the U.S., backed by a commitment, through health research and partnerships with nutrition and culinary specialists, to make this sweet little treasure a staple of the American diet. Popescu also announced the Pichuberry’s official brand ambassador: Manuel Villacorta, R.D., a nationally respected dietitian and a nationally - recognized expert on TV, Radio and print - both in the States and across Latin America.  Mr. Villacorta is also a native of the Pichuberry’s birthplace, Peru.    

                                                                         

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                                                                        Spanish, Business & Hard News, B2B, Food

                                                                        Kris Carr
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                                                                        Kris Carr

                                                                        Author, Filmmaker, Photographer

                                                                        In Crazy, Sexy, Kitchen: 150 Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution (Hay House; November 12, 2012; $29.95 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-1-4019-4104-8), New York Times best-selling author Kris Carr serves up a plant-based manifesto for gourmands and novices alike. Kris redefines the kitchen as headquarters for a wellness revolution, educating and inspiring readers to change their lives, bite by delectable bite. Together with Chef Chad Sarno, whose culinary accomplishments include developing the curriculum and innovative food concepts for Whole Foods Market’s Health Starts Here program, the book is a lip-smacking smorgasbord of veggie-based recipes guaranteed to open your taste buds to new and exciting experiences.

                                                                         

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                                                                        Food, Health & Beauty

                                                                        Manuel Villacorta
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                                                                        Manuel Villacorta

                                                                        Author of Peruvian Power Foods: 18 Superfoods, 101 Recipes and Anti-aging Secrets from the Amazon to the Andes

                                                                        Manuel Villacorta’s book Peruvian Power Foods: 18 Superfoods, 101 Recipes and Anti-aging Secrets from the Amazon to the Andes (HCI Books, October 2013, ISN: 978-0-75731-722-4; $18.95; Paperback) is a labor of love: love of health, food, country, and travel. Nationally-renowned registered dietician Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD traveled to his home country Peru to learn more about some of the world’s healthiest foods. While in South America, he saw how the locals used these nutrient and vitamin-rich ingredients in their everyday diet. Manuel came back to America inspired to create the over 100 recipes found in his book, which include sides, snacks, shakes and everything in between. Peruvian Power Foods brings the best of Peru right to your plate!

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                                                                        Food, Health & Beauty

                                                                        Ashley Koff, R.D.
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                                                                        Ashley Koff, R.D.

                                                                        Qualitarian Nutrition Expert and Health Advocate

                                                                        Ashley Koff is an internationally renowned registered dietician. Her mission is to improve the health of people across America, and beyond, through raising public awareness of the value of quality eating. A self-described “Qualitarian,” Koff advocates eating the highest quality foods available—whole foods over processed parts, natural over made in a chemistry lab and organic whenever possible to avoid hormones, synthetic fertilizers, GMOs and harmful pesticides—to optimally fuel the body. She created The Ashley Koff Approved (AKA) Lists as a tool to help healthcare practitioners and health-interested consumers choose groceries, dietary supplements, and prepared food options of better quality. Koff regularly appears on national television programs, including The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and national and local news programs. She is also frequently featured in and writes articles for national publications, including The New York Times, O!: The Oprah Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Redbook, andWomen’s Health.

                                                                         

                                                                          Personality, Food, Health & Beauty

                                                                          Tea-spiration
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                                                                          Tea-spiration

                                                                          Inspirational Words for Tea Lovers By Lu Ann Pannunzio

                                                                          Tea-spiration aims to create a quiet movement. Tea drinkers enjoy slowing down and enjoying all the moments with the beverage because it is simply more than just that. In her debut book, Lu Ann Pannunzio, founder of The Cup of Life, uplifts and inspires readers in a way that does more than just telling them a story about tea and its history. Similar to life, tea is about the little things. Each page is filled with different feelings and moments (big or small) that tea provides us that not everyone may notice to take time and enjoy. The inspirational aspect flows naturally showing readers that sometimes all you really need is a cup, water and some leaves to create your own wonderful tea experience.

                                                                          Entertainment, Food

                                                                          Manuel Villacorta, R.D.
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                                                                          Manuel Villacorta, R.D.

                                                                          Author or Eating Free

                                                                          Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., has written a brand new book, entitled Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight Off for Good(HCI Publishers; May 2012; ISBN: 9780757316357; $15.95), a weight loss program that doesn’t just consist of food intake and exercise, but also incorporates stress-management, relaxation and sleep.Eating Free is a refreshing change from diets that leave many Americans depressed, exhausted, and malnourished while stalling their motivation and metabolism. The Eating Free formula (45% carbohydrate, 30% protein, and 25% fat) conquers cravings by keeping ghrelin levels in check and green-lights a wide variety of delicious “forbidden” foods (pasta, potato, rice, and chocolate) so you don't feel deprived. With Eating Free, you can lose the guilt, the misconceptions, and the weight—for good!

                                                                           

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                                                                            Spanish, Food, Health & Beauty

                                                                            Jenny Engel & Heather Goldberg
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                                                                            Jenny Engel & Heather Goldberg

                                                                            Authors of Spork-Fed

                                                                            Sisters Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg, founders of Spork Foods—the mega popular online cooking website and sold-out cooking classes based in Los Angeles—debut their first cookbook,Spork-Fed (St. Lynn’s Press; October 2011; ISBN: 978-0983272618; $19.95), a cookbook for vegans and non-vegans alike. Based on the Spork philosophy that veganism is about all of the wonderful things you can have, instead of what you can’t, Spork-Fed features over 80 original recipes, gorgeous full-color photographs, and healthful tips sure to make any mouth water. Spork-Fed embodies Jenny and Heather’s fun and flavorful approach to cooking while introducing new and original recipes, as well as tips from Jenny and Heather on how to embrace a healthy and fulfilled lifestyle through veganism.

                                                                             

                                                                            Authors Jenny Engel trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Culinary Arts in New York City, and attended UC Santa Cruz, where she earned a BA in Environmental Studies. Heather Goldberg embraced veganism while living in San Francisco 11 years ago, and she has a decade of experience in the environmental non-profit world, which she now applies to operating Spork Foods and Sporkonline.com.

                                                                             

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                                                                            Food

                                                                            Kris Carr
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                                                                            Kris Carr

                                                                            Author, Filmmaker, Photographer

                                                                            Inviting everyone to her “change now, love now, live now” party, Kris Carr shares the secrets that have helped her thrive in the face of a deadly disease in Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It! (Skirt! Books, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press; January 17, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-59921-801-4; $24.95; Hardcover), with a foreword by Dean Ornish, MD, and a preface by Rory Freedman. Inspired by wellness seekers from around the world who reached out to her after the success of her documentary film Crazy Sexy Cancer and her first two books, Kris lays out the whole renovation plan—diet, exercise, meditation, and mindset—that has worked wonders for her. But what makes Crazy Sexy Diet irresistible is the way Kris dishes up her nutrition and healing revelations: with unstoppable sass, an infectious sense of humor, and plenty of booty-shakin’ motivation.

                                                                             

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                                                                            Food, Health & Beauty

                                                                            The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food is Destroying Our Health and Environment-and Who is Responsible
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                                                                            The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food is Destroying Our Health and Environment-and Who is Responsible

                                                                            In THE MEATY TRUTH: Why Our Food Is Destroying Our Health and Environment—and Who Is Responsible (Skyhorse Publishing; February 2015; $24.95 Hardcover; 978-1-62914-427-6), coauthors Shushana Castle and Amy-Lee Goodman offer an eye-opening, stomach-churning look inside the production, packaging, and politics of the hazardous food Americans gobble up. Backed by extensive research, Castle and Goodman show how the Standard American Diet of excessive meat and dairy is truly SAD and extremely bad for our bodies, our well-being, our children, and our planet. “The time for change is now,” the authors’ stress, while leading the way—step by step and fork by fork—to healthier, happier eating and living for all.                      

                                                                            Food, Health & Beauty

                                                                            Ellen Brown
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                                                                            Ellen Brown

                                                                            Author of Meatball Cookbook Bible

                                                                            Almost every culture includes some version of the meatball in its culinary heritage. And no wonder: it’s tasty, protein-packed, and a popular crowd-pleaser. In a one-stop source for anyone wanting to explore the many ways meatballs are enjoyed around the world, experienced chef, first food editor of USA Today, and best-selling author Ellen Brown offers a diverse collection of 500 delicious recipes in The Meatball Cookbook Bible.

                                                                             

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                                                                            Food

                                                                            Jessica Disbrow Talley & Eric Talley
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                                                                            Jessica Disbrow Talley & Eric Talley

                                                                            Authors of The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook Kit

                                                                            Doesn’t man’s best friend deserve a special treat—one that’s organic, healthy, and super-yummy? Of course he does! So bake him one with The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook Kit written by Jessica Disbrow Talley and ric Talley from the Bubba Rose Biscuit Company. This is the only organic cookbook for dogs on the market and has 25 unique and fun recipes that will have Fido barking for joy. Any pup would flip head over paws for Pawlickin’ Chicken, or melt for Tuna Melt. And imagine how that tail would wag at the sight of Canine Quiche and Pumpkin Muttins! They’re all wheat-, corn- and soy- free, and thanks to the cookie cutters that come with the kit, you can even make treats in cute doggy shapes like bones and pawprints!


                                                                            Pets, Food

                                                                            VitaminSpice
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                                                                            VitaminSpice

                                                                            Food & Health Company

                                                                            Creator and CEO Edward Bukstel’s food and health company, VitaminSpice, offers a series of products that blend essential daily vitamins with various delectable spices. The brand kicks off with five “category” flavors—KidSpice, EverydaySpice, CardioSpice, JointSpice and EnergySpice, to be sold initially on the company’s Web site.

                                                                             

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                                                                            B2B, Food, Health & Beauty

                                                                            Kenny Loggins
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                                                                            Kenny Loggins

                                                                            Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins' remarkable four decade plus career has brought him to the top of the charts. Kenny started his music career with Jim Messina when they released their first album, Kenny Loggins With Jim Messina Sittin' In, which came out in 1971. Six years later, Kenny decided to branch off on his own and released his first solo album Celebrate Me Home. His 1977 Phil Ramone-produced solo debut went platinum and included "I Believe in Love," the song he'd written for Barbara Streisand to perform in the film A Star Is Born. In the 1980s, Loggins also earned a new title: king of the movie soundtrack. Film producer Jon Peters called him in to see a rough cut of Caddyshack, and Loggins provided the cult classic's smash "I'm Alright." When a pal asked Loggins to write a few songs for an as-yet-unmade picture called Footloose, he whipped up a No. 1 blockbuster: "I had a little up-tempo thing I'd been messing with that I probably wouldn't have written if it hadn't have been for the movie," Loggins says. He scored a track on Tom Cruise's Top Gun ("Playing With the Boys") and performed that movie's indelible hit "Danger Zone." After a stunning run of solo albums, a Christmas album, and two LPs for children (Return to Pooh Corner and More Songs From Pooh Corner), Loggins reunited with his former partner Jim Messina for the Sittin' In Again Tour in 2005 (the duo toured again in 2009). Since 2010, Loggins has also been onstage with the country trio, Blue Sky Riders, which he started with Nashville powerhouse Gary Burr and gifted vocalist and singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman.

                                                                            Personality, Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                            23rd Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
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                                                                            23rd Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

                                                                            The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

                                                                            Direct from Russia, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas. Experience the exceptional dancing of a company of almost 40, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, new and spectacular hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver, and stunning sets hand-painted in Russia and designed by multi-Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague. Moscow Ballet consistently garners critical acclaim for performances in cities from New York to Los Angeles, and Miami to Calgary. The production is known for its dedication to world peace: naming Act II the “Land of Peace and Harmony;” featuring a rose shooting cannon, and a stunning 2-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. Moscow Ballet also presents Swan Lake in 2016 staged by Ballet Master Vladimir Troschenko, a former partner to legendary Russian ballerinas Nadia Pavlova, Ludmilla Seminyaka, and Galina Mezentseva and an honors graduate of both the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet academies. Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake is based on the Ivanov/Lev version with changes by Yuri Grigorovich for the Bolshoi in 1967. The company features almost 40 Vaganova trained dancers that are praised by the critics. “Perhaps one of the most magical moments of all, was delivered by a truly excellent...corps, a veritable highlight excelling in both synchrony and grace. Both male and female corps were outstanding all night.” from Calgary Herald. Regina Herald writes, “Breathtaking...magical touches...a thrilling experience.” Revered as the epitome of classical ballets, Swan Lake is a gripping tale of love, betrayal, and the triumph of good over evil. The dual role of Odette/ Odile in which the ballerina first appears as the tragically ethereal Swan Queen and later as the alluring but deceptive Odile (Black Swan) is one of the most dramatic and technically challenging roles in all of classical ballet.

                                                                            Entertainment, Events, Kids & Parents

                                                                            Dr. Frieda Birnbaum
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                                                                            Dr. Frieda Birnbaum

                                                                            FRIEDA BIRNBAUM has a PhD in psychology and a thriving psychotherapy practice. In 2007, she became a media sensation for giving birth to twins at age 60; her story was featured on national television, including 20/20, and in publications from USA Today to the Daily Mail. Now widely known as “Dr. Frieda,” she comments on trending events on regional TV and talk radio shows across the country. In her brand new candid memoir and can-do book, LIFE BEGINS AT 60: A New View on Motherhood, Marriage, and Reinventing Ourselves (Skyhorse Publishing, June 2016; $22.99 Hardcover; ISBN: 9781510708259) Dr. Frieda Birnbaum tells all about what age, career, motherhood, and womanhood mean today­—from having babies older to living younger, longer.

                                                                            Personality, Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                            Button Books
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                                                                            Button Books

                                                                            Button Books (an imprint of GMC Publications Ltd) is an exciting list of design-led children’s books, including round-cornered board books, wipe-clean flash cards, hardbacks with poster jackets and picture books with pop-out animals to make.

                                                                            Combining beautiful illustration, from retro to modern, with high production values and innovative ideas, each title is a gorgeous addition to any child’s bookshelf. For more information, click here.

                                                                            Brands, Kids & Parents

                                                                            Second Chance Toys
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                                                                            Second Chance Toys

                                                                            Second Chance Toys is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 2006 to rescue and recycle plastic toys for children in need by donating them to community organizations. Because non biodegradable plastic is kept out of our landfills, Second Chance Toys is helping the environment at the same time.

                                                                             

                                                                            Given the nature of plastic, the toys often show little signs of wear. When these “good-as-new” toys are thrown out, they become waste in a landfill, take up a lot of space, and do not biodegrade. Hand in hand with this wastefulness is the fact that many children in the United States own few or no toys at all.

                                                                             

                                                                            Second Chance Toys provides a waste-need solution to these problems. Twice yearly, unwanted plastic toys are rescued and donated to organizations that care for children in need. The toys can enhance a child’s development by helping promote socialization, creativity, emotional security, motor skills, and learning.

                                                                            Nonprofit, Brands, Kids & Parents

                                                                            Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
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                                                                            Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

                                                                            Author of Baby Bumps

                                                                            In her new book, Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and All the Messy Milestones Along the Way (Running Press; January 2013; ISBN: 9780762451654), Author and Reality TV Personality Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi tells the weird, wonderful, and completely life-changing truth about pregnancy, her way.

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                                                                            Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                            Elf on the Shelf Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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                                                                            Elf on the Shelf Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

                                                                            The 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

                                                                            On November 28, 2013 the Elf on the Shelf® balloon will - for the second year in a row - fly through New York City in the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® to help Santa kick off the holiday season!  The ballon is based on The Elf on the Shelf -- an enchanting “book plus” package by mother/daughter team, Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell, and illustrated by Coë Steinwart and perfect for children of all ages. This year introduces The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition, per Santa's answer to the popular requests of children to have the Elf appear on their birthdays! The Elf on the Shelf comes in a keepsake box with the four-color, watercolor illustrated book and a small, pixie scout elf tucked inside. The heartwarming tale is about scout elves, sent by Santa with a mission to keep watch over the families they live with during the holiday season.

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                                                                            Entertainment, Events, Kids & Parents

                                                                            Random Farms Kids' Theater
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                                                                            Random Farms Kids' Theater

                                                                            The Random Farms Kids' Theater is a not-for-profit organization that puts young people center stage.

                                                                            It is dedicated to creating a safe environment where children of all backgrounds are encouraged to discover the joy of theater within themselves -- on and off the stage. Through its programs, students develop an appreciation for arts and music, cultivate leadership and life skills, and build self-esteem.

                                                                             

                                                                            Random Farms further extends this impact beyond its own doors by providing community resources that increase access to the performing arts, and by motivating social change through live theater. 

                                                                             

                                                                            The Random Farms Kids Theater, Inc. was founded in 1995 by a then 16-year-old high school student, Anya Wallach (now 36), who formed the theater in her parents’ basement. Anya started the theatre as a way to increase access to the arts for her and her friends. Random Farms has become a launching pad for over 100 alumni who have gone on to land roles on Broadway, television, commercials and film.

                                                                             

                                                                            For more information visit: www.randomfarms.com

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                                                                            Nonprofit, Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                            Rick Yancey
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                                                                            Rick Yancey

                                                                            Author of The 5th Wave, the Alfred Kropp Series, The Highly Effective Detective and The Monstrumologist Series

                                                                            Rick is the author of thirteen novels and a memoir. His books have been published in over twenty languages and have earned numerous accolades and awards from around the world. His young adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was named a "Best Book of the Year" by Publishers Weekly and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, Rick received a Michael L. Printz Honor for The Monstrumologist. The sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His latest novel, The 5th Wave, the first in an epic sci-fi trilogy, made its worldwide debut in 2013, and will soon be a major motion picture for GK Films and Sony Pictures.

                                                                             

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                                                                            Personality, Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                            Kenny Loggins
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                                                                            Kenny Loggins

                                                                            Author of Frosty The Snowman

                                                                            Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Frosty! Grammy® award-winning recording artist Kenny Loggins has put his signature style on the beloved holiday classic Frosty The Snowman (Charlesbridge Publishing/A Peter Yarrow Book for Imagine!; November 2013; ISBN: 978-1-62354-012-8; $17.95; Hardcover with Jacket & CD), including his rendition on CD to go along with a the timeless tale of this children's book.  Award-winning illustrator Wade Zahares brings the magical snowman and his friends to life in brilliantly-hued pages, paired with the lyrics everyone knows by heart.  In addition to the familiar Christmas classic, Loggins has also recorded popular traditional songs “Cyndi” and “Fishin’ Blues” to round out the three-song CD included in the book.  Kenny and Wade have joined forces to bring the holiday spirit to everyone this year.

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                                                                            Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                            20th Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
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                                                                            20th Annual The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

                                                                            Moscow Ballet Presents: Great Russian Nutcracker

                                                                            Moscow Ballet celebrates 20 years of presenting its critically-acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker. Now, the tour has expanded from 8 to 70 cities across the US and Canada, with two simultaneously performing troupes of 40 dancers each. The company features award-winning principals and top graduates of Perm, Vaganova, Moscow State Academic Choreographic, and Rimsky-Korsakov schools. Akiva Talmi Presents Inc., the exclusive North American representation for Moscow Ballet, was founded by award-winning Juilliard alumnus, composer/conductor, and theatrical producer Akiva Talmi. Full info: www.Nutcracker.com

                                                                             

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                                                                            Entertainment, Events, Kids & Parents

                                                                            Tina Traster
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                                                                            Tina Traster

                                                                            Author of Rescuing Julia Twice

                                                                            In Rescuing Julia Twice: A Mother’s Tale of Russian Adoption and Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder (Chicago Review Press; May 2014; $24.95 Hardcover; ISBN: 978—1-61374-678-3) author Tina Traster, award winning journalist and Burb Appeal columnist for The New York Post, shares her heart-wrenching struggles to form a bond with her daughter, Julia, who suffers with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), which came to national attention as a common problem among children adopted from orphanages particularly in Russia and Eastern Europe, who experience profound loss at a very early age.

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                                                                            Business & Hard News, Kids & Parents

                                                                            Jennifer Hopson
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                                                                            Jennifer Hopson

                                                                            Author of Pookie and the Lost Shoe

                                                                            Former performer turned school teacher and Dill Purple Geniuses Media founder Jennifer Hopson wants to make sure our kids know their English! Pookie and the Lost Shoe (Dill Purple Geniuses Media; September 2013; Hardcover: $14.95/ISBN: 978-0-9857025-7-1) presents a delightful predicament to engage children while introducing them to the fundamental language arts concept. Brought to life through the captivating, colorful illustrations of Johnny Hopson Jr., the tale of Pookie Brown and her missing purple shoe—one half of the perfect pair to match her perfect purple hat, which she wants to wear today, the very special day of the Dill Perfect Parade in Dill Land—offers a creative way to get young readers up to speed on navigating and using “position” or “connecting” words that show the relation of a noun or pronoun to other words in a sentence. In Pookie and the Lost Shoe, children will quickly become immersed in helping Pookie Brown search for her missing purple shoe.

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                                                                            The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition
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                                                                            The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition

                                                                            “In Santa’s Christmas village at the North Pole, the elves celebrate special days all year round.  Apart from Christmas, though, nothing is more exciting to a scout elf than a birthday!”

                                                                             

                                                                            After selling millions of copies of the book The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, mother/daughter team Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell have partnered with illustrator Coë Steinwart once again to make sure every child’s special day is as magical as can be. This holiday season, the elves are back in action and better than ever! The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition (Creatively Classic Activities and Books/CCA and B) shows kids and their families how to celebrate their birthdays like they do in the North Pole. This “book plus” package also includes exciting new outfits and accessories made especially for your favorite elf. Register your elf at www.ElfonTheShelf.com and start celebrating!

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                                                                            Dill Purple Geniuses
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                                                                            Dill Purple Geniuses

                                                                            Educational books and music that make learning fun

                                                                            Dill Purple Geniuses is an inspirational company that creates absolutely "Kamasing" educational music and creatively clever children’s books. These powerful educational and inspirational products are great tools that center on the academic classroom curriculum, Common Core Standards throughout the nation, as well as a vision to improve social self-esteem.

                                                                             

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                                                                            ChildProtect by DNA®
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                                                                            ChildProtect by DNA®

                                                                            First Nationwide DNA Profile Test Kit for Protecting Children

                                                                            DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), the largest provider of private DNA tests in the United States, announced today America’s first nationally distributed Child ID DNA test kit, ChildProtect by DNA®. This groundbreaking service provides parents with the ability to capture their child’s DNA profile, while offering law enforcement officials a valuable tool in expediting the search for a missing child.

                                                                            The ChildProtect by DNA test kit retails for $99.00 and includes four swabs for DNA sampling, as well as a placeholder for the child’s fingerprints and places for storing dental and allergy records, contact information, and a recent photo of the child. For parents, giving the DNA test is easier than taking their child’s temperature. After following the simple instructions for swabbing their child’s cheek, they’ll send the swab samples to DDC for analysis. Within ten business days of receiving the samples, the company will produce a certificate with the child’s unique DNA information. Parents can either keep the DNA certificate with other records in a safe place at home or take advantage of the DDC’s offer to store the information electronically or physically.

                                                                             

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                                                                            New Media & Technology, Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                                            Tiffany Beveridge
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                                                                            Tiffany Beveridge

                                                                            Author of How to Quinoa: Life Lessons from My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter

                                                                            In How to Quinoa: Life Lessons from My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter (Running Press; July 2014; $15.00 Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5427-3; also available as an eBook), author Tiffany Beveridge speaks through her Internet brainchild to offer remarkably accurate—as well as hilarious—insights into our obsession with hipster culture.  In her distinctive voice, Quinoa takes readers on a tour of high-fashion fun, filled with snapshots from her virtual life as the world’s most influential preschooler, plus hints, tips, and best practices to transform anyone’s lifestyle and wardrobe from snore to roar.

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                                                                            Linda Daly
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                                                                            Linda Daly

                                                                            Author of The Last Pilgrimage: My Mother's Life and Our Journey to Saying Goodbye

                                                                            A story so remarkable it could only be true, The Last Pilgrimage: My Mother’s Life and Our Journey to Saying Goodbye (Counterpoint Press; May 14, 2013; ISBN: 978-1-61902-117-4; $26.00; Hardcover), by Linda Daly, celebrates her exuberant mother and Hollywood insider, Nancy Daly, for her incomparable achievements as a children’s advocate, philanthropist, and arts leader.  The book reveals Nancy’s indomitable spirit and her determination to do anything to beat pancreatic cancer—even fly across the country, to Rhinebeck, N.Y., to meet a much-hyped psychic healer.  The Last Pilgrimage is a tale that shows how far one will literally go to save one’s life.

                                                                            Author Linda Daly is the adopted daughter of Nancy Daly and her first husband, Bob Daly, an American business executive who has led organizations such as CBS Entertainment, Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Music Group, and the Los Angeles Dodgers—now married to legendary songwriter Carole Bayer Sager. Linda’s stepfather (Nancy Daly’s second husband) was former Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan—making Nancy, the former “First Lady” of Los Angeles. Linda Daly is a Los Angeles County Master Gardener, philanthropist, and contributing green editor for the Los Angeles Times Magazine. She lives in LA with her husband, Mike Alexander, a Co-Producer at “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and their two children.

                                                                             

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                                                                            Peter, Paul and Mary
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                                                                            Peter, Paul and Mary

                                                                            What happens when a girl and a big blue frog fall in love?  A few problems…and lots of fun!  The legendary folk trio Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers bring their famous 1967 song to life with I’m in Love with a Big Blue Frog (Charlesbridge Publishing/A Peter Yarrow Book for Imagine!; February 2013; $17.95 Hardcover with Jacket & CD; ISBN 978-1-936140-37-4), featuring a CD with three songs performed by Peter, Paul and Mary, tucked inside a beautiful, full-color picture book illustrated by Joshua S. Burnet.

                                                                             
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                                                                              Clement C. Moore
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                                                                              Clement C. Moore

                                                                              Author of The Night Before Christmas: The Classic Edition, illustrated by Charles Santore

                                                                              Few holiday stories have brought more joy and delight to children over the years. Now children and grown-ups of all ages can enjoy a keepsake edition of Clement C. Moore’s beloved holiday classic,The Night Before Christmas (Cider Mill Press; October 2012; $29.95; The Classic Edition with Keepsake Ornaments; ISBN: 978-1-6043-3296-4). Illustrated by Charles Santore, it features a lavish gatefold spread and three ornaments printed with original illustrations from the book!

                                                                               

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                                                                                Peter, Paul and Mary
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                                                                                Peter, Paul and Mary

                                                                                With the spirit-lifting music of a legendary folk trio; Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers, accompanied by whimsical, heartwarming art by Christine Davenier, it’s a breeze to turn a gray day into a play day! Restless little ones and their frustrated parents will delight in It’s Raining, It’s Pouring (Charlesbridge Publishing/A Peter Yarrow Book for Imagine!; July 2012; ISBN: 978-1-936140-77-0; $17.95; Hardcover with Jacket & CD), featuring a CD with three songs performed by Peter, Paul and Mary, tucked inside a fun, fanciful, full-color picture book illustrated by Christine Davenier. The CD includes Peter’s “Make-Believe Town”, Paul’s “Glory of Love,” and Peter, Paul, and Mary’s famous “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring.”

                                                                                 

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                                                                                  Elf on the Shelf Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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                                                                                  Elf on the Shelf Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

                                                                                  The 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

                                                                                  On Novemver 22, 2012 the new Elf on the Shelf® balloon flew through New York City in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® and helped Santa kick of the holiday season!  The ballon was based on The Elf on the Shelf -- an enchanting “book plus” package by mother/daughter team, Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell, and illustrated by Coë Steinwart and perfect for children of all ages. The Elf on the Shelf comes in a keepsake box with the four-color, watercolor illustrated book and a small, pixie scout elf tucked inside.  The heartwarming tale is about scout elves, sent by Santa with a mission to keep watch over the families they live with during the holiday season.

                                                                                   

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                                                                                  Neil Sedaka and Marc Sedaka
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                                                                                  Neil Sedaka and Marc Sedaka

                                                                                  Authors of Dinosaur Pet

                                                                                  Music Icon and Author, Neil Sedaka, and his son, screenwriter and author, Marc Sed Dinosaur Pet (Charlesbridge Publishing/Imagine!; ISBN 978-1-936140-36-7; $17.95; May 2012), performed byNeil Sedaka, with children’s lyrics by Marc Sedaka, and illustrations by Tim Bowers.  The book is inspired by Neil's legendary hit song “Calendar Girl,” which was first released in 1961, reaching # 4 on Billboard’s Top 100.  The new rendition, “Dinosaur Pet,” is part of an original CD embedded in book's cover. Marc's three children (yes, Neil’s grandkids!), provide the backup vocals on the CD, which also features two brand new children's songs, “She Moved Away” and “The Tooth Fairy,” both written and recorded by Neil especially for this book.

                                                                                   

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                                                                                  Judy Collins
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                                                                                  Judy Collins

                                                                                  When You Wish upon a Star, illustrated by Eric Puybaret, and performed by Judy Collins

                                                                                  Grammy Award-winning artist, and New York Times best-selling author Judy Collins teams up again with acclaimed artist Eric Puybaret to bring another classic song to life. When You Wish upon a Staris published by Peter Yarrow Books, an imprint of Imagine!/Charlesbridge; (October 2011; ISBN # 978-1-936140-35-0; $17.95; Hardcover with Jacket & CD); by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington, illustrated by Eric Puybaret, and performed by Judy Collins.  Promising that “anything your heart desires will come to you,” it appeals to the believer and child in all of us; the words weave a vision of a world rich in love and happiness—a world open to everyone, “no matter who you are.” And no singer can capture the haunting beauty of this classic like Judy Collins, with her clear, pure, and emotionally resonant voice. The CD that is embedded in the cover, includes the title track, plus two original songs. “When You Wish upon a Star,” was ranked #7 by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest movie songs of all time on their “AFI 100 Years…100 Songs” list, and we know that fans of the song will absolutely admire and adore Collins' version.

                                                                                   

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                                                                                    An Elf's Story (Movie Premiere)
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                                                                                    An Elf's Story (Movie Premiere)

                                                                                    The Elf on the Shelf

                                                                                    Inspired by, and co-created and produced by the makers of The Elf on the Shelf®, An Elf’s Story™(Big Canoe Entertainment; Distributed by Creatively Classic Activities and Books/CCA and B, on-sale November 2011; 23 Minutes; DVD $9.95 Blu-Ray $14.95) will be releasing as an animated feature in 2-D and 3-D the 2011 Holiday Season. The film includes several never-before-seen animated techniques, created by Trick 3D in Atlanta.  Mouth Public Relations will be overseeing the celebrity-driven “Candy Cane Red Carpet” Animated Feature Premiere/Fundraiser in Atlanta on Sunday, November 20th, and spearheading the PR effort for the consumer release on Saturday November 26th.  “An Elf’s Story” will also debut on CBS-TV on Friday, November 25th.

                                                                                     

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                                                                                    The Elf on the Shelf
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                                                                                    The Elf on the Shelf

                                                                                    Bestselling Book

                                                                                    Selling over 1.5 million copies since 2005, Winter 2011 marks the first official national media campaign and 16-city American tour for The Elf on the Shelf (Creatively Classic Activities and Books/CCA and B) by mother/daughter team, Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell, and illustrated by Coë Steinwart. This enchanting “book plus” package is perfect for children of all ages, thanks to the everlasting tradition that goes hand-in-hand with Elf on the Shelf®. Carol Aebersold will be travelling to numerous markets around the country to meet the fans and tell the story of her family tradition. The Elf on the Shelf comes in a keepsake box with the four-color, watercolor illustrated book and a small, pixie scout elf tucked inside. The heartwarming tale is about scout elves, sent by Santa with a mission to keep watch over the families they live with during the holiday season. However, these elves only receive their Christmas magic when they are named—by registering their elf’s name at www.ElfonTheShelf.com in the North Pole.

                                                                                     

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                                                                                    Coloring Outside the Lines
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                                                                                    Coloring Outside the Lines

                                                                                    In a Perfectly Imperfect World By Malika Anjali

                                                                                    Taking the coloring craze by storm, teen illustrator Malika Anjali, turns the tables on the phenomenon by offering up the first coloring book for adults by a kid. Malika presents the unique beauty of hand-drawn imperfections as she details what the world looks like through the eyes of a 13 year-old girl. Taking inspirations from the jungle growing in her backyard with its lovely leafy trees and blossoming flowers as well as friends from the animal world, Malika's pages present a unique spin on art that you won't necessarily find in secret gardens or enchanted forests. Her work reminds us all of our own artistic aspirations and that, more often than not, happiness can be found right in your own backyard.

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                                                                                    Carly Simon
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                                                                                    Carly Simon

                                                                                    The Grammy Award Winner presents Take Me out to the Ball Game

                                                                                    In 1908, vaudeville entertainer Jack Norworth conjured up a song about America’s favorite pastime. He never imagined it would become baseball’s unofficial anthem, a fixture of the seventh-inning strength, and still be rousing crowds to root, root, root for their home team in the 21st century. He never imagined it would be recorded by anyone famous, let alone Frank Sinatra, Liberace, Harpo Marx, L.L. Cool J…and Carly Simon, who now has teamed up to create an inspirational and delightful children’s picture book and CD, TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME (Peter Yarrow Books, an imprint of Imagine Publishing!/Charlesbridge; On Sale: April 12, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-936140-26-8; $17.95; Hardcover with Jacket & CD), with lyrics by Jack Norworth, illustrated by Amiko Hirao, and performed by Carly Simon.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    CARLY SIMON is an internationally renowned singer and songwriter. She has won two Grammy Awards, as well as a Hall of Fame Grammy, an Oscar®, and a Golden Globe for “Let the River Run,” which she wrote, composed, and performed for the film Working Girl. In 1994, she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

                                                                                     

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                                                                                    Eliot Glazer
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                                                                                    Eliot Glazer

                                                                                    Creator of My Parents Were Awesome: Before Fanny Packs & Minivans, They Were People Too

                                                                                    In a digital age where we can retake digital photos until they’re “perfect” and online culture embraces “epic fail,” the wildly popular website MY PARENTS WERE AWESOME bucks the trend by lauding the everyday heroes—parents—with vintage photos. Launched in 2009 by writer, comedian, and editor Eliot Glazer, the online collection of old photos of parents before parenthood proves that parents were once young, fun, and effortlessly cool. The site became an instant hit, with features on NPR’s All Things Considered, Fox News, ABC News, and more. And now Glazer combines the spontaneity and nuance of old photographs with stories by sons and daughters in a heartwarming collection of essays: MY PARENTS WERE AWESOME: Before Fanny Packs & Minivans, They Were People Too (Villard Books; April 2011; ISBN: 978-0-345-52392-1; Trade Paperback; $15.00).

                                                                                     

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                                                                                      Operation Respect
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                                                                                      Operation Respect

                                                                                      A 501(c)(3) founded by Peter Yarrow

                                                                                      Operation Respect is a non-profit organization working to transform the climate of schools, summer-camps and other such organizations into ones that provide children and youth a compassionate, safe and respectful environment; one that encourages their growth into productive, caring, contributing adult members of society. Founded by Peter Yarrow of the folk group Peter, Paul & Mary, the organization provides advocacy and inspiration for leaders, administrators and practitioners in various arenas of policy and practice, helping to advance the healthy, positive, development of children and youth.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Tom Sturges
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                                                                                      Tom Sturges

                                                                                      Author of Parking Lot Rules and 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children

                                                                                      When Tom Sturges became a father, he wanted to be the greatest father who ever walked the earth. So Sturges asked a lot of questions. He picked up ideas, advice, and tips from parents, grandparents, even rock stars and sports legends–anyone who had unique insights to share. The result is Parking Lot Rules and 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children -- a practical, inspiring rule book for raising healthy, happy, safe, and cherished children.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Marc Sedaka
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                                                                                      Marc Sedaka

                                                                                      Author of What He Can Expect When She’s Not Expecting

                                                                                      For the better part of a decade, Marc Sedaka, (Neil Sedaka’s son), and his wife, Samantha, were among the six million American couples suffering with infertility. They battled through the anguish of endless rounds of drug therapies, dozens of artificial inseminations, in-vitro fertilizations, and miscarriages until they finally found a happy ending when a gestational surrogate (“womb for rent”) carried their twin girls to term. While the Sedakas were trying anything and everything, Marc was as supportive and loving as he could be, but there was no guidebook specifically designed for the six million men in infertile relationships. What He Can Expect When She’s Not Expecting (Skyhorse Publishing; March 2011; 12.95; ISBN-10: 1616080582; 978-1616080587; Original Trade Paperback), by Marc Sedaka with Dr. Gregory Rosen is the only infertility book a man will ever need—by a man who’s been there, tried it all, and now lives happily with his wife and three beautiful children.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      The Super Sustainables
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                                                                                      The Super Sustainables

                                                                                      How do you transform legions of young readers into resource-smart environmentalists? A couple of dynamic do-gooders, Albin Gielicz and Gonen Yacov reveal their innovative answer: a musical book starring a quartet of teenage heroes! Releasing on Earth Day, THE SUPER SUSTAINABLES: Facing the Drought (GY Creative Studio; April 22, 2017; $19.99 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-0-9969753-0-8; $12.99 eBook 978-0-9969753-2-2) launches a new series of action-packed adventures with an empowering message: when it comes to saving the planet, every kid can be a hero too.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Suffering from the abuse of its human residents, the Earth cried out and Mother Nature responded. Soaring between the clouds, the wind whipping through her long silvery white hair, Mother Nature looked down and saw littering oil spills, factories belching toxic fumes from their chimneys, mountains of trash piling up, and barren stretches of land—all products of humanity’s way of life. With tears filling her bright green eyes, she realized that matters were far worse than she had thought and she needed help to fix them. So, she released her special spirits, the “Power of Four”— Water, Fire, Air, and Earth—and sent them to grow up in human form.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Flash forward fifteen years… THE SUPER SUSTAINABLES introduces four colorful teenagers with unusual powers. Mizu is a brilliant science geek with untapped magnetism who desperately wants to fit in. Franco is a dynamic dude who sparks up wherever he goes. Arielle has a gift for breathing life into stuffed creatures. And Tara is a natural born nurturer and connector.    

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Yes, these four mystical teenagers embody Mother Nature’s core elements. In their debut adventure, Mizu, Franco, Arielle, and Tara discover their powers—and their bond with one another. Urged on by Mother Nature, these four superheroes take on their first epic challenge: extreme drought in California.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Driven by four captivating characters, THE SUPER SUSTAINABLES interweaves a gripping fast-paced plot with kid-friendly lessons in environmental sustainability. But that’s not all: the book is accompanied by seven original songs. Kids can read and sing along as they get to know Mizu, Franco, Arielle, and Tara—and root for these heroes to quench the parched earth and restore its nourishing, life-giving abilities. The adventure culminates with seven water-saving tips that every kid can immediately put into practice.

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                                                                                      The Secrets of Timeless Teachers
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                                                                                      The Secrets of Timeless Teachers

                                                                                      The perpetual anxiety about America's educational system has created a state in which teachers, administrators, and parents are on a constant search for magical solutions for what ails the American classroom. Theories, reforms, and strategies abound, each purporting to be a panacea the educational establishment has long been waiting for. 

                                                                                      In The Secrets of Timeless Teachers: Instruction that Works in Every Generation, Jeremy S. Adams argues that the methods, habits, and behaviors that constitute powerful teaching do not change over time. In fact, an effective and impactful teacher a hundred years ago used many of the same habits and strategies a powerful teacher uses today. 

                                                                                      In essence, extraordinary teaching is timeless in nature. Like the speed of light or the sun rising in the East, it is a constant. Modern teachers who want to understand what timeless teaching looks like--and more importantly, how to do it--would be wise to study this text that is both highly descriptive and pragmatically actionable.

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                                                                                      Richard J. Giordano
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                                                                                      Richard J. Giordano

                                                                                      Improving how kids learn is easy, assures Richard J. Giordano, Ph.D., who worked in public education for 30 years, as a middle school teacher and a high school principal. Even better, it’s fun—and can benefit parents (and grandparents) too! In Super-Charged Learning: How Wacky Thinking and Sports Psychology Make it Happen (Rowman & Littlefield; February 2015; $60.00 Hardcover; $20.00 Paperback 978-1-4758-1521-4 E-book: 978-1-4758-1309-8)Giordano shares his unique strategies for becoming a whiz at learning and remembering new information. As he makes clear, supported by research, experts, and examples galore, learning really can be as simple as using your senses! “By nature, we are all emotional, physical, and visual beings,” Giordano observes. “The trick is choosing to apply these human (genomic) traits to the things we want to learn.”

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Christina Stevens
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                                                                                      Christina Stevens

                                                                                      Author of Love: The Saint and the Seeker

                                                                                      “God will write through you.” Those were the last private words Mother Teresa spoke to filmmaker Christina Stevens—urging her to share her story with the world. A similar calling had come months earlier, when Mother Teresa appeared to Christina in a dream, summoning her to India to film her message to the world. Without hesitation, she gathered her film crew and boarded a plane to Calcutta. For the first time, Christina shares the story of the incredible dream that turned into reality, entitled LOVE: The Saint and the Seeker (Hay House; November 11, 2014; $16.95; Original Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-1-40194-591-6).

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Personality, Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                                                      David Sherer, MD
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                                                                                      David Sherer, MD

                                                                                      Author of The House of Black & White

                                                                                      In his heartfelt and forthright new memoir, The House of Black & White: My Life with and Search for Louise Johnson Morris (Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co.; August 2014; $15.95 Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-62857-521-7), Dr. David Sherer pays homage to the remarkable African American Woman - his family maid, Louise Johnson Morris ("Weezy") - whom he claims was a better parent to him than his own biological mother and father.  After 31 years apart, in 2012, David was finally reunited with Wezzy - three months before she died at the age of 90.

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                                                                                      Christia Spears Brown, Ph.D
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                                                                                      Christia Spears Brown, Ph.D

                                                                                      Author of Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue

                                                                                      Developmental psychologist and mother of two, Christia Spears Brown reveals how routine practices of labeling children by gender has a permanent impact on children's brains and behavior.  In Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes (Ten Speed Press; On-sale: April 22, 2014; $14.99 Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-60774-502-0) draws on wide-ranging research into gender differences to separate science from stereotypes.  This is the only book to reveal that young children use THEIR OWN gender labels to help them define others and themselves and often help create their own gender differences.

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                                                                                      Peter, Paul and Mary
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                                                                                      Peter, Paul and Mary

                                                                                      #1 New York Times Book Review Best-Seller

                                                                                      The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without a reading of Clement C. Moore’s classic 1823 verse, The Night Before Christmas (Peter Yarrow Books, an imprint of Imagine Publishing; November 2010; ISBN: 978-1-936140-06-0; $19.95; Hardcover with Jacket & CD), newly recorded by the legendary folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Along with the book comes a unique three track CD (embedded in the cover), which includes the last recording by Mary Travers, who narrates the poem over a special tribute background score written by Peter and Paul. Two other classic Peter, Paul and Mary holiday favorites are featured: the poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” charmingly set to music by Noel Paul Stookey and “A’ Soalin,” a classic performance piece first released by the esteemed trio in 1963 on their second LP, “Moving.”

                                                                                       

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Neil Sedaka
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                                                                                      Neil Sedaka

                                                                                      Author of Waking up Is Hard to Do

                                                                                      The history of rock ’n’ roll would be incomplete without the innumerable contributions of Neil Sedaka. Neil’s “Breaking up Is Hard to Do” was first released in 1962 and quickly went to #1 on Billboard’s Top 100. He re-released the song in 1975, changing the up-tempo tune into a ballad and making music history when it reached #1 once again—becoming the first song recorded in two different versions by the same artist to top the chart! If you remember the song, in either or both versions, you and your family are sure to smile when you hear the brand new rendition—the inspiration for a children’s book and companion CD entitled Waking up Is Hard to Do(Imagine Publishing, ISBN 978-1-936140-13-8; $17.95; September 2010), performed by Neil Sedaka, with illustrations by Daniel Miyares, and Music and Lyrics by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield. The CD also includes two brand new songs (along with the “Waking Up…” rendition), entitled “Lightnin’ Jim” and “Sing,” both co-written and recorded by Neil—with backup vocals recorded by Neil’s twin granddaughters—the two who inspired him to write the book!

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Judy Collins
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                                                                                      Judy Collins

                                                                                      Grammy Award-winning singer & Author of Over the Rainbow

                                                                                      For more than five decades, Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her superlative soprano and her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Enjoying a career full of accolades, including a Grammy Award and an Academy Award nomination, she continues to perform globally, and almost constantly, at age 70, while making time for social activism. She is also the author of several books, both fiction and nonfiction, and recently collaborated on a delightful and uplifting children’s book.

                                                                                      Over the Rainbow (Peter Yarrow Books, an imprint of Imagine Publishing; Spring 2010; ISBN 10: 1-936140-00-4; ISBN 13: 978-1-936140-00-8 $17.95; Hardcover, with CD) is an enchanting picture book and 3-song CD set, featuring Judy Collins’ version of the beloved song that Judy Garland made famous. Working on this project gave Collins “great pleasure.” She was named for Judy Garland four months before “Over the Rainbow” came out on the radio in 1939. Her parents adored the song and played it at home, over and over, so it became little Judy’s favorite lullaby. Now, Collins admits that “Over the Rainbow” has followed her, “like a bluebird,” all her life and continues to make her feel “young and free and hopeful.” To coincide with the publishing of the book, Judy Collins will be releasing a new CD, entitled Paradise, with guest performances by Stephen Stills and Joan Baez, among others.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                                      Ellen Weber Libby, PhD
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                                                                                      Ellen Weber Libby, PhD

                                                                                      Author of The Favorite Child

                                                                                      Ellen Weber Libby, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and author of the new book, The Favorite Child. For more than thirty-five years, veteran clinical psychologist Ellen Weber Libby has been helping successful, often powerful clients in Washington, DC—a place known for its outsized personalities—deal with their personal problems. One pattern that has emerged out of some 60,000 hours of therapy is what she calls “the favorite child complex.” In this groundbreaking book, she describes in intimate detail how being the favorite child can confer both great advantages and also significant emotional handicaps.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                                                      Cynthia Copeland
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                                                                                      Cynthia Copeland

                                                                                      Author of Family Fun Night

                                                                                      Family Fun Night was created by award-winning parenting author Cynthia Copeland. It is a clever collection of cool ideas that will make everyone from toddler to teen to mom to dad enjoy spending quality time together. Copeland offers tips and advice for establishing a regular, weekly family gathering, dealing with siblings of varying ages, and managing competitiveness. From clever twists on timeless classics to brand new games to excite the easily bored child, the book offers something fun for every family and every season, indoors and out.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Peggy Collins
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                                                                                      Peggy Collins

                                                                                      Author of In The Snow

                                                                                      Remember the first time you ever saw snow? Author and illustrator Peggy Collins evokes the excitement of that initial encounter in her magical follow-up to popular children’s book In the Garden. Inspired by her own son’s adventures, Collins tells the joyful story of a little boy who wakes up to discover a snowy white world outside his window.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Kids & Parents

                                                                                      Santa Claus in a Box Kit
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                                                                                      Santa Claus in a Box Kit

                                                                                      Published by Cider Mill Press

                                                                                      A merry Christmas now comes packed in a jolly holiday-themed box. Nothing says Noel better than Santa Claus, and this festive kit celebrates everything Saint Nick. Wrapped inside is everything you need to become an instant Santa: the fuzzy red hat, a long white beard, and spectacles. And that’s not all: there’s a 64-page book that will bring out the Christmas spirit in everyone, containing the complete text of Clement Clarke Moore’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” yummy recipes, and fun games for families and friends to play.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                                      Kelli Dunham
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                                                                                      Kelli Dunham

                                                                                      Author of The Boy's Body Book

                                                                                      As boys reach adolescence, everything changes: their bodies, their feelings, and their relationships. What’s worse, their world turns shaky just when they find it hardest to talk with the adults in their lives. In a readable, reassuring, illustrated guide, The Boy’s Body Book answers every boy’s concernsabout hygiene, exercise, teachers, peer pressure, sex, and siblings. He’ll learn about what’s going on physically and how to handle academic pressures, deal with out-of-control feelings, make new friends, and stay safe through it all.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                                                      Kelli Dunham
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                                                                                      Kelli Dunham

                                                                                      Author of The Girl’s Body Book

                                                                                      This companion volume to The Boy’s Body Book is destined to become the go-to guide for adolescent females. Fun to read and easy to carry, it answers all the important questions about becoming a woman that girls are sometimes too embarrassed to ask. From hygiene to exercise, teachers to peer pressure, boys to emotional stuff, everything is discussed here. This entertaining, enlightening, and joyously illustrated look at growing up will be a staple of every girl’s bookshelf for generations to come.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                                                      Todd Tobias & Lou Harry
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                                                                                      Todd Tobias & Lou Harry

                                                                                      Authors of Kid Culture

                                                                                      A kid toddling around today has a whole bunch of interesting fictional friends—and every parent should know who they are, because they have a big impact on the way children see the world. Kid Culture: The Hip Parent’s Handbook to Navigating Books, Music, T.V. and Movies in the Digital Age by Todd Tobias and Lou Harry provides all the introductions any mom and dad could need. Taking an irreverent yet insightful approach to the far-ranging influences on contemporary youngsters, it leads parents on a guided tour through the often overwhelming universe of kid culture. Start in the book stacks, click through TV and video, turn up the music, and go to the movies again and again. Parents will find the voyage enlightening, entertaining, and ultimately useful in helping both them and their children. Packaged to appeal to the gift market, this is a true survival manual for every parent (and grandparent) who wants in on what’s going on.

                                                                                       


                                                                                      Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                                      Jacky Sach
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                                                                                      Jacky Sach

                                                                                      Author of Wham-O® Ultimate Frisbee® Handbook

                                                                                      Plain Frisbee® just wasn’t enough for them! In the 1960s, college students who loved the popular game decided to take it to another level—and Ultimate Frisbee was born. Now it has evolved into one of the most fast-paced and challenging sports played worldwide. Incorporating the nonstop action of soccer and the tactics of football, Ultimate Frisbee can be enjoyed equally by casual or competitive players-thanks to Wham-O’s colorful flying disc. Join in on the fun with Wham-O Ultimate Frisbee Handbook: The Tips and Tricks for Becoming an Expert at Ultimate Frisbee by Jacky Sach, which includes everything you will need to get the game going and become a professional.


                                                                                      Sports, Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                                      Susan Hom and Phil Richardson
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                                                                                      Susan Hom and Phil Richardson

                                                                                      Authors of Message in a Bottle

                                                                                      What an amazing, hands-on way for kinds to learn about oceans and ecology! Written by Susan Hom with one of the world’s leading oceanographers from the Woods Hold Oceanographic Institute, Phil Richardson, Message in a Bottle is a unique gift set that sends young conservationists on a virtual adventure. The fun begins when a child registers the enclosed watertight bottle on a special website. Then he or she fills out the first entry, including location and date, in the kit’s logbook. That log goes into the bottle, and the child seals it up and drops it into the nearest river, stream, ocean, or canal. As others find it, they can record their own data in the log and register their information on the website. Every time someone does, the site notifies the original bottle-sender, who can plot its progress through the world’s waterways—and see how the tides work and just how interconnected we are all through these bodies of water. The whole kit is eco-friendly and will teach your children how to help save and preserve the environment around them.


                                                                                      Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                                      Jordan Reid
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                                                                                      Jordan Reid

                                                                                      Author of Ramshackle Glam

                                                                                      In Ramshackle Glam: The New Mom’s Haphazard Guide to (Almost) Having It All (Running Press; April 2014; $19.00 Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5304-7; also available as an E-Book), Jordan Reid lets readers in on her fears, screw-ups, emotional breakdowns, creative breakthroughs, unexpected discoveries, and moments of sheer bliss.  Written with empathy and humor, Ramshackle Glam is the book every new mom needs to feel like herself – smart and confident, with a dash of glamour.

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                                                                                      Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                                                      Untold News
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                                                                                      Untold News

                                                                                      Untold News is an American non-profit organization whose mission is to educate Americans about the Middle East and the non-political aspects of Israel. Marcella Rosen was so impressed with the stories and advancements coming out of Israel that back in 2010 she founded Untold News to disseminate the unknown stories about Israel's many humanitarian acts, inventions and start-ups. For example, it is not generally known that Israel has instantly sent Crisis Teams to a number of nations in trouble, or that they have more inventions and start-ups than all of Europe combined. Aside from Untold News, Marcella established the Campus Tolerance Foundation in 2002 to research and raise awareness about the bias present on college campuses. Before finding her calling as a "disrupter" of the status quo, she was Director of Media Worldwide and Executive Vice President of NW Ayer, Inc., a prominent advertising agency. 

                                                                                      Nonprofit

                                                                                      Beat the Blues to Save Lives
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                                                                                      Beat the Blues to Save Lives

                                                                                      Suicide Awareness Voices of Education and Jed Foundation

                                                                                      Beat the Blues to Save Lives an uplifting night of great music and entertainment as amazing artists take the stage to perform their iconic songs and share their personal messages of hope and inspiration around beating depression and raising awareness for suicide prevention.

                                                                                      Nonprofit, Entertainment, Events

                                                                                      Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
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                                                                                      Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

                                                                                      Mouth had the opportunity to successfully pitch and colaborate with Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE.Org) on their suicide prevention public service announcement (PSA) along with our client, the country/Americana band, Blue Sky Riders. The PSA featured the band’s song “Little Victories” and included a personal message from the band members about suicide prevention. 

                                                                                      Nonprofit, Brands

                                                                                      Second Chance Toys
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                                                                                      Second Chance Toys

                                                                                      Second Chance Toys is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 2006 to rescue and recycle plastic toys for children in need by donating them to community organizations. Because non biodegradable plastic is kept out of our landfills, Second Chance Toys is helping the environment at the same time.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Given the nature of plastic, the toys often show little signs of wear. When these “good-as-new” toys are thrown out, they become waste in a landfill, take up a lot of space, and do not biodegrade. Hand in hand with this wastefulness is the fact that many children in the United States own few or no toys at all.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Second Chance Toys provides a waste-need solution to these problems. Twice yearly, unwanted plastic toys are rescued and donated to organizations that care for children in need. The toys can enhance a child’s development by helping promote socialization, creativity, emotional security, motor skills, and learning.

                                                                                      Nonprofit, Brands, Kids & Parents

                                                                                      Random Farms Kids' Theater
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                                                                                      Random Farms Kids' Theater

                                                                                      The Random Farms Kids' Theater is a not-for-profit organization that puts young people center stage.

                                                                                      It is dedicated to creating a safe environment where children of all backgrounds are encouraged to discover the joy of theater within themselves -- on and off the stage. Through its programs, students develop an appreciation for arts and music, cultivate leadership and life skills, and build self-esteem.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Random Farms further extends this impact beyond its own doors by providing community resources that increase access to the performing arts, and by motivating social change through live theater. 

                                                                                       

                                                                                      The Random Farms Kids Theater, Inc. was founded in 1995 by a then 16-year-old high school student, Anya Wallach (now 36), who formed the theater in her parents’ basement. Anya started the theatre as a way to increase access to the arts for her and her friends. Random Farms has become a launching pad for over 100 alumni who have gone on to land roles on Broadway, television, commercials and film.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      For more information visit: www.randomfarms.com

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                                                                                      Nonprofit, Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                                      Marcella Rosen
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                                                                                      Marcella Rosen

                                                                                      Author of Tiny Dynamo: How One of the World's Smallest Countries is Producing Some of our Most Important Inventions

                                                                                      In the book Tiny Dynamo: How One of the World’s Smallest Countries Is Producing Some of Our Most Important Inventions (Untold News; August 2013; $14.95 Trade Paperback Original and e-book; ISBN: 978-0-9887973-0-7), Marcella Rosen introduces the reader to the other side of Israel – one of creation and advancement, rather than politics and religion. Marcella profiles twenty-one of the most incredible inventions the world has ever seen and speaks with those responsible for them. The book details advancements in the fields of science, technology, medicine and so many more.,Tiny Dynamo turns Israel’s image on its head and shows how incredible this tiny state really is.

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                                                                                      Nonprofit, Business & Hard News, New Media & Technology, Health & Beauty

                                                                                      Operation Respect
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                                                                                      Operation Respect

                                                                                      A 501(c)(3) founded by Peter Yarrow

                                                                                      Operation Respect is a non-profit organization working to transform the climate of schools, summer-camps and other such organizations into ones that provide children and youth a compassionate, safe and respectful environment; one that encourages their growth into productive, caring, contributing adult members of society. Founded by Peter Yarrow of the folk group Peter, Paul & Mary, the organization provides advocacy and inspiration for leaders, administrators and practitioners in various arenas of policy and practice, helping to advance the healthy, positive, development of children and youth.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Nonprofit, Kids & Parents

                                                                                      Laugh for Sight
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                                                                                      Laugh for Sight

                                                                                      Charity Benefit

                                                                                      Laugh For Sight is the annual charity benefit showcasing some of the world’s best stand-up comedians performing to raise money to combat degenerative eye diseases. The lineup for Laugh For Sight 4 will feature legendary Grammy and Tony nominee comedian Robert Klein, “Saturday Night Live” and Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” star Colin Quinn, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” correspondent John Oliver, “Last Comic Standing” stars Bonnie McFarlane and Rich Vos, audience warm-up comedian for “The Late Show with David Letterman”Eddie Brill, Laugh for Sight founder/president Brian Fischler and his guide dog Nash, and more. Legendary 1010 WINS reporter Alice Stockton-Rossini will be the emcee. Proceeds from Laugh For Sight 4 will benefit two wonderful charities this year: Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a publicly funded, top guide-dog school, and the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, a world-renowned research facility on the forefront of finding a cure for macular degenerative eye diseases.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Nonprofit, Entertainment

                                                                                      Brooke and Keith Desserich
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                                                                                      Brooke and Keith Desserich

                                                                                      Authors of Notes Left Behind

                                                                                      Elena Desserich was just five years old when she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given 135 days to live. To keep their daughter’s spirit and memory alive, Brooke and Keith Desserich began a journal of her last days. Little did they know that their personal diary would inspire the world. In Notes Left Behind, Keith and Brooke struggle to negotiate their contradictory impulses to fight Elena’s cancer at all costs and to accept the inevitable outcome of her disease. The originally self-published book became a sensation, and the family’s story was featured on Good Morning America.  Brooke and Keith have now created a movement with the Cure Starts Now Foundation to help children everywhere in their fight against brain cancer.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Nonprofit, Business & Hard News

                                                                                      Mercer Square Block Association
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                                                                                      Mercer Square Block Association

                                                                                      Mercer Square Block Association fights pressure from New York University who plans on expanding an underground Power Plant on property they do not own, destroying 20 old-growth trees in the process. Although NYU has been negotiating with the Block Association, community organizations, and local political groups, NYU is overriding these talks in favor of what the Block Association feels is the wrong plan of action. In fact, NYU even has an alternative “hybrid option,” to the renovation, by commencing some of their construction under Gould Plaza—a totally man-made square—and some under their own property on Mercer. However, if NYU decides that all work should be carried out on Mercer, they could potentially cut off two out of three traffic lanes—and with another traffic upheaval in the works on Broadway, the Block Association feels as if all of the traffic and environmental havoc will fall on the dwellers of NOHO.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Nonprofit

                                                                                      City Lights Youth Theatre
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                                                                                      City Lights Youth Theatre

                                                                                      Empowering Children since 1991

                                                                                      Since 1991, City Lights has empowered thousands of New York City youth, ages 3-19, through in-school residencies; after-school workshops in acting, musical theatre, and playwriting; and an annual season of productions in Off-Off Broadway theatres. City Lights was founded in 1991 by Myrna K. Greenberg, an attorney who created the organization after witnessing the profound effect that theatre had on her own children. It is currently under the Executive Direction of Melissa Fenton Herrod. The 2007 season includes The Laramie Project, Rogers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, and the annual benefit honoring Kitty Carlisle Hart at Tavern on the Green, featuring performances by the Broadway cast of A Chorus Line.

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Nonprofit, Entertainment, Events

                                                                                      Pichuberry Inc.
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                                                                                      Pichuberry Inc.

                                                                                      Ancient Incan Pichuberry Distributor

                                                                                      What’s bigger and juicier than a blueberry, much easier to work with than a pomegranate, and packed with more protein than a 100g serving of blueberries, pomegranate, and papaya combined? The answer is the lost Incan treasure and, possibly the greatest superfruit to ever enter the U.S: the Pichuberry. This flavorful, versatile, nutrition-rich marvel will soon be migrating across America. Michael Popescu, Chief Executive Officer of the Pichuberry Company, announced that the company will begin distributing the Pichuberry in the U.S., backed by a commitment, through health research and partnerships with nutrition and culinary specialists, to make this sweet little treasure a staple of the American diet. Popescu also announced the Pichuberry’s official brand ambassador: Manuel Villacorta, R.D., a nationally respected dietitian and a nationally - recognized expert on TV, Radio and print - both in the States and across Latin America.  Mr. Villacorta is also a native of the Pichuberry’s birthplace, Peru.    

                                                                                       

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                                                                                      Spanish, Business & Hard News, B2B, Food

                                                                                      Dr. Peter Abaci
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                                                                                      Dr. Peter Abaci

                                                                                      Author of Hágase Cargo De Su Dolor Crónico

                                                                                      Dr. Peter Abaci originally published his book Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain back in 2010, and since then it has helped countless people across the country to better their lives by managing their chronic pain. While this is certainly admirable, there are 116 million Americans that suffer from some form of chronic pain – and many of them still need help. Hágase Cargo De Su Dolor Crónico (Septiembre 2013; ISBN: 978-0-9881846-4-0; Cambio Encuadernacion con cubierta de papel original, $16.95) is full of the latest research, as well as tips about breathing, diet, exercise, and the power of positive thinking. By republishing his book in Spanish, Dr. Abaci continues his mission of helping as many people as possible live their lives to the fullest.

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                                                                                      Spanish, Health & Beauty

                                                                                      Manuel Villacorta, R.D.
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                                                                                      Manuel Villacorta, R.D.

                                                                                      Author or Eating Free

                                                                                      Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., has written a brand new book, entitled Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight Off for Good(HCI Publishers; May 2012; ISBN: 9780757316357; $15.95), a weight loss program that doesn’t just consist of food intake and exercise, but also incorporates stress-management, relaxation and sleep.Eating Free is a refreshing change from diets that leave many Americans depressed, exhausted, and malnourished while stalling their motivation and metabolism. The Eating Free formula (45% carbohydrate, 30% protein, and 25% fat) conquers cravings by keeping ghrelin levels in check and green-lights a wide variety of delicious “forbidden” foods (pasta, potato, rice, and chocolate) so you don't feel deprived. With Eating Free, you can lose the guilt, the misconceptions, and the weight—for good!

                                                                                       

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                                                                                        Spanish, Food, Health & Beauty

                                                                                        Dr. Peter Abaci
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                                                                                        Dr. Peter Abaci

                                                                                        Hacerse Cargo de Su Dolor Cronico: La Ultima Investigacion, Herramientas de Vanguardia, Y Tratamientos Alternativos Para Sentirse Mejor

                                                                                        Encuentre  lo que está mal y arréglelo, ahora! Eso es lo que la mayoría de las personas quieren de su Medico. Afortunadamente, la ecuación del diagnostico y cura funciona para una amplia variedad de enfermedades y condiciones medicas. “Desafortunadamente, la propuesta del arréglelo no le funciona a uno de cada seis estadounidenses que viven con dolor crónico,” afirma Peter Abaci, MD, un experto ampliamente respetado en el manejo del dolor crónico y una persona altamente exitosa que padece de dolor crónico. 

                                                                                         

                                                                                        En Hágase Cargo De Su Dolor Crónico: Lo Último en Investigaciones, Herramientas Innovadoras, y Tratamientos Alternativos para Sentirse Mejor (Noviembre 2012; ISBN: 978-0-9881846-4-0; Cambio Encuadernacion con cubierta de papel original, $16.95). director médico y autor Doctor Peter Abaci permite todas aquellas personas afectadas por el dolor crónico---alrededor de 116 millones de estadounidenses y de sus seres queridos---en lo que si funciona para este problema médico grave y sistemáticamente mal tratado. No, él no ha descubierto la fórmula mágica para hacer que desaparezca el dolor. Basado en lo que el ha aprendido sobre la ciencia del cerebro, estudios clínicos revolucionarios, sus pacientes, y experiencia propia, Dr. Abaci revela como efectivamente manejar el dolor crónico no tan solo en el origen, pero también en la persona en su totalidad---cuerpo, mente, y espíritu.

                                                                                         

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                                                                                        Spanish

                                                                                        The Elf on the Shelf Una Tradicion Navidena
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                                                                                        The Elf on the Shelf Una Tradicion Navidena

                                                                                        Spanish Edition Sold Exclusively at Target

                                                                                        Selling over 1.5 million copies since 2005, Winter 2011 marks the first official national media campaign and 16-city American tour for The Elf on the Shelf (Creatively Classic Activities and Books/CCA and B) by mother/daughter team, Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell, and illustrated by Coë Steinwart. This enchanting “book plus” package is perfect for children of all ages, thanks to the everlasting tradition that goes hand-in-hand with Elf on the Shelf®. Carol Aebersold will be travelling to numerous markets around the country to meet the fans and tell the story of her family tradition. The Elf on the Shelf comes in a keepsake box with the four-color, watercolor illustrated book and a small, pixie scout elf tucked inside. The heartwarming tale is about scout elves, sent by Santa with a mission to keep watch over the families they live with during the holiday season.

                                                                                         

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                                                                                        Spanish

                                                                                        Shut Up and Run
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                                                                                        Shut Up and Run

                                                                                        by Robin Arzon

                                                                                        SHUT UP AND RUN (Harper Design; Hardcover; June 2016; $24.99/$31.00 CAN; 192 pages; ISBN: 978-0-06-244568-1), written by corporate lawyer turned certified running coach and ultra-marathoner Robin Arzon, is here to help you prep for your dream race, however long it may be. Not only does Robin encourage the reader to get out and run but she walks her talk by doing several races herself this season, including the NYC Marathon this November. This is the first book to capture the energy and joy of running and put it onto the page. Part fitness collective, training platform, and inspirational advice book, this beautiful, four-color book is full of tips, tricks, and visual motivation on how to cultivate miles of sweat, laughter, and swagger. 

                                                                                        Sports, Health & Beauty

                                                                                        Vijay Vad, MD
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                                                                                        Vijay Vad, MD

                                                                                        Author of The New Rules of Running

                                                                                        In The New Rules of Running: 5 Steps to Run Faster and Longer for Life (Avery; April 2014; ISBN: 978-1-58333-538-3; $20; Trade Paperback Original; eBook), by Vijay Vad, MD. renowned sports medicine specialist and best selling author, with Dave Allen, includes half– and full-marathon training schedules by two-time NYC Marathon Champion Tom Fleming.  The book notably draws on the latest research into the biometrics of running and the mind-body connection to provide strategies to boost any runner’s VO2 max levels, a measure of the lungs’ ability to use oxygen, and strengthen core muscles prone to fatigue.  The New Rules of Running features a groundbreaking ten-day cycle marathon-training program that emphasizes rest – essential for peak performance and injury prevention.

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                                                                                        Sports, Health & Beauty

                                                                                        Jim Leyritz
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                                                                                        Jim Leyritz

                                                                                        Author of Catching Heat: The Jim Leyritz Story

                                                                                        Former New York Yankees catcher Jim “The King” Leyritz takes readers inside the batter’s box at one of the most famous World Series of all time, and then down the rabbit hole of horrors, as he shares his tumultuous life after the ticker tape, and how he found his way to redemption. Leyritz’s life story—from national sports hero to the defendant of a vehicular manslaughter charge and his road to redemption—is revealed for the first time in his debut memoir Catching Heat: The Jim Leyritz Story (HCI Books; June 7, 2011; ISBN: 978-0-7573-1566-4; $24.95; Hardcover).

                                                                                         

                                                                                          Sports

                                                                                          Andrea Metcalf
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                                                                                          Andrea Metcalf

                                                                                          Author of Naked Fitness: The Proven 28 Day Weight Loss Program for a Slimmer, Fitter, Pain Free Body

                                                                                          In her new book, Naked Fitness: The Proven 28 Day Weight Loss Program for a Slimmer, Fitter, Pain Free Body (Vanguard Press; January 2011; ISBN: 978-1-59315-618-3; Hardcover; $25.95),Andrea Metcalf encourages anyone struggling to lose weight and gain vitality to face the mirror. “Take off your clothes and stand in front of a full-length mirror in bright light! Really see what’s in the reflection,” she urges. As Metcalf makes clear, daring to take an honest look at your body is the first step to taking care of your body, mind, and health, and truly loving yourself. Then, she shows how—fully clothed, complete with walking shoes—to start working on getting any body into the best shape possible.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          Sports, Health & Beauty

                                                                                          Linda Cohn
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                                                                                          Linda Cohn

                                                                                          Author of Cohn-Head: A No-Holds-Barred Account of Breaking Into the Boys' Club

                                                                                          One of America’s most successful female anchors, author Linda Cohn lays bare her hard-fought rise to the top of the sportscasting boys’ club and her life inside the ESPN empire. She talks candidly about her own successes and missteps, and reveals her humorous, rewarding, and frightening interviews with sports personalities in Cohn-Head: A No-Holds-Barred Account of Breaking Into the Boys' Club.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          Sports

                                                                                          Richard Digger Phelps
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                                                                                          Richard Digger Phelps

                                                                                          Author of Undertaker's Son: Life Lessons from a Coach

                                                                                          Richard “Digger” Phelps, the winningest men’s basketball coach in Notre Dame’s storied athletic history and a renowned basketball analyst for ESPN, tells his game plan for success—not just in sports, but in life. From overcoming his humble beginnings to becoming coach of one of America’s most elite sports teams at age twenty-nine, Phelps writes of setting goals and striving to reach them. Brutally honest, inspirational, and often humorous, Undertaker’s Son: Life Lessons from a Coach is for anyone seeking an edge in business or life.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          Sports

                                                                                          James Villepigue, CSCS & Rick Collins, JD, CSCS
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                                                                                          James Villepigue, CSCS & Rick Collins, JD, CSCS

                                                                                          Authors of Alpha Male Challenge

                                                                                          In America today, men are fatter, sicker, more stressed, and less rested than ever before. Too many men have slipped from “alpha” to “beta,” and average testosterone levels are dropping at an alarming rate. In other words, American men are losing their masculinity. However, it isn’t too late for a second chance at the body you want. In Alpha Male Challenge, James Villepigue, CSCS and Rick Collins, JD, CSCS, lay out a comprehensive, ten-week plan to help you reclaim—or claim for the first time—the muscular, masculine glory of being the best that you can be.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          Sports, Health & Beauty

                                                                                          Tank Black
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                                                                                          Tank Black

                                                                                          Author of Tanked!

                                                                                          After nearly eight years in prison, sports super agent Tank Black tells his story for the first time in his memoir, Tanked!. It’s the true tale of his inspiring rise and the mistakes and failings that caused his crash, conviction and imprisonment. Tank tells the stories behind the stories of some of football’s most famous and notorious players, revealing details of murder, arson, pregnant girlfriends, greedy and manipulative parents, larcenous crooks who prey on players, and the brazen corruption of the NFLPA and college sports. Tank also details his own mistakes and shortcomings and explains the pressure involved in getting to the top and staying on top of the agent profession. He chronicles his experiences with players in strip clubs and how easy it is to get caught up in the fast lane. This is an expose of the seamy underbelly of professional sports as told through the story of Black’s own inspiring rise from poverty to become one of sports’ top super agents, representing superstars like Rae Carruth, convicted of conspiring in the murder of his girlfriend; Andre Rison, whose girlfriend Lisa “Lefteye” Lopes burned his mansion to the ground; the callous attitude of players like Sterling Sharpe and NBA star Vince Carter toward the casual girlfriends they got pregnant; and the hypocrisy and dirty tricks used by competing agents against Black to destroy his career, ultimately costing him his freedom and his thriving businesses. Prior to his conviction, Black also owned one of the largest minority travel agencies in the country and was positioning himself to buy the Philadelphia Eagles. This is a one-of-a-kind peek behind the curtain into the business and personalities involved in professional sports, the good, bad, and ugly.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          Sports

                                                                                          Jacky Sach
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                                                                                          Jacky Sach

                                                                                          Author of Wham-O® Ultimate Frisbee® Handbook

                                                                                          Plain Frisbee® just wasn’t enough for them! In the 1960s, college students who loved the popular game decided to take it to another level—and Ultimate Frisbee was born. Now it has evolved into one of the most fast-paced and challenging sports played worldwide. Incorporating the nonstop action of soccer and the tactics of football, Ultimate Frisbee can be enjoyed equally by casual or competitive players-thanks to Wham-O’s colorful flying disc. Join in on the fun with Wham-O Ultimate Frisbee Handbook: The Tips and Tricks for Becoming an Expert at Ultimate Frisbee by Jacky Sach, which includes everything you will need to get the game going and become a professional.


                                                                                          Sports, Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                                          Tina Vindum
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                                                                                          Tina Vindum

                                                                                          Author of Tina Vindum’s Outdoor Fitness

                                                                                          Workout outside in the fresh air without the cost of a gym membership! Founder and president of Outdoor Fitness and leading fitness and wellness expert, Tina Vindum has a revolutionary approach to achieving mind and body fitness in as little as eight weeks with Tina Vindum’s Outdoor Fitness Program. This informative guide knocks down the barriers of the usual gym workout mentality and is rooted in simple back-to-basics conditioning available to people everywhere. From the beaches of Maui to Manhattan’s Central Park, Tina guides readers through her three phases of outdoor fitness: learning the base moves; bringing these together with some of her signature moves as the intensity and duration of the workout increases; and fine-tuning workouts so that they become an integral part of one’s life. Tina Vindum hosts a national radio show on outdoor fitness and frequently consults for print and broadcast media on the subject. Her work has appeared in the pages of Self, Shape, Fitness, Prevention, Vogue, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and the Los Angeles Times.

                                                                                           


                                                                                          Sports, Health & Beauty

                                                                                          ESPN’s Kenny Mayne
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                                                                                          ESPN’s Kenny Mayne

                                                                                          Author of An Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Sport

                                                                                          Kenny Mayne may seem to be living inside your TV. From his decades hosting ESPN’s SportsCenter, his announcing major events such as the Kentucky Derby, his weekly irreverent (bordering on surreal) pre-game segments for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, The Mayne Event, his TV life on Dancing with the Stars, initially as the very first star voted off the second season, now returned with irreverent (bordering on surreal) segments about things like “Dance Rehab for Other Stars Voted Off the Show,” his ABC summer series, Fast Cars & SuperStars, and appearances on Martha Stewart and Jimmy Kimmel, to his ubiquitous commercials for companies such as Top Flite and GMC, you practically can’t go a day without seeing Kenny on your screen. Jerry Seinfeld has called him “the funniest guy on TV.” Now Kenny turns his irreverent (bordering on surreal) sensibility to the printed page in his book, An Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Sport.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          Sports

                                                                                          Preview Events
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                                                                                          Preview Events

                                                                                          Preview Events is an events company that specializes in event registration, event staffing, graphic & collateral design, production management, A/V lighting support and more. Event producer and founder Nickey Frankel has over fifteen years of live event experience. She was the founding production manager of the Times Center at the New York Times, in that time she managed and produced up to 300 events a year. Past experience includes ten years of working in production with various theatrical organizations and festivals in London and New York.

                                                                                          B2B

                                                                                          CEO Advisors
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                                                                                          CEO Advisors

                                                                                          Whether a client wants a strategic communications campaign, seeks advice on how to prepare for a speech in front of Congress, needs a political risk management plan, or is simply looking for a Fortune 100 media relations initiative honing in on three crucial message points during TV, radio, print and online interviews, no assignment is off-limits to CEO Advisors.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Jan Strode, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CEO Advisors, founded the company two decades ago.

                                                                                          Prior to creating the firm, Strode was Executive Vice President for Great American Bank, where she ran media relations, marketing and advertising; Chief Administrative Officer & Vice President, Jenny Craig International, where she headed up corporate communications, IT and product development (from concept to marketplace), as well as publishing; Vice Chairman, Franklin Advertising Division, where, under her supervision, the company increased its billings from 3 million to 40 million; and Vice President, Director of Consumer Affairs, Firestone Tires, where, as the first woman to join the C-suite management team, she handled all government affairs issues, including testifying before the U.S. Senate on the largest product recall in the country before Tylenol. She was also the founder of two wellness companies (listed on NASDAQ), as well as a creator of a publishing company, which has sold over one million books.

                                                                                          B2B

                                                                                          Gryphon Fabricators
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                                                                                          Gryphon Fabricators

                                                                                          Artist Marie-Hélène studied Mathematics, thus her precise compositions and fascination with systems. While the spirals are often measured out, there is an organic quality in the way Marie-Hélène creates her art. Different tinctures of patina are applied directly to the copper sheets, which then chemically react and change into earthy primary colors. On top of these, Marie-Hélène adds paint, pieces of metal, and finally a thick layer of glossy resin, sealing each piece and giving them the appearance of having been preserved for ages.

                                                                                          Since establishing Gryphon Fabricators in 2012, Marie-Hélène has been exhibiting worldwide at galleries and art fairs in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her work has become known for its sense of composition and movement, as well as for its nuanced incorporation of mythological themes. The golden ratio itself figures into the overall story of Gryphon Fabricators, with gold being guarded, as it was 3000 years ago, by the Gryphon.

                                                                                          Brands, B2B, Art & Photography

                                                                                          Mango Media
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                                                                                          Mango Media

                                                                                          Mango publishes books for top-rated YouTubers, Instagrammers & bloggers. They work as partners to produce cutting-edge interactive eBooks and beautifully-designed print books, sell everywhere and share in the success.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          For more information, visit their website here.

                                                                                          Brands, B2B, New Media & Technology

                                                                                          Bobby Hold
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                                                                                          Bobby Hold

                                                                                          Bobby Hold is a New York City-based Physician Assistant; founder of the Lose Weight, Find Yourself™ website and FitGuy, LLC; and a testament to the power of transcending obesity through self-esteem. Over ten years ago, Bobby went from 300 pounds to a fit and healthy 190—and kept the weight off. In the process of achieving his astonishing weight-loss success, Bobby became a medical professional and fitness expert, as well as came out as a gay man. With a wealth of experience diagnosing and treating patients with a wide array of ailments, including diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia—major diseases typically found in individuals battling obesity—Bobby was finally armed with both the professional expertise and practical experience to launch his own weight-loss brand, Lose Weight, Find Yourself™. 

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Visit Bobby's Website: http://www.loseweightfindyourself.com/ 

                                                                                          Personality, B2B, New Media & Technology, Health & Beauty

                                                                                          Pichuberry Inc.
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                                                                                          Pichuberry Inc.

                                                                                          Ancient Incan Pichuberry Distributor

                                                                                          What’s bigger and juicier than a blueberry, much easier to work with than a pomegranate, and packed with more protein than a 100g serving of blueberries, pomegranate, and papaya combined? The answer is the lost Incan treasure and, possibly the greatest superfruit to ever enter the U.S: the Pichuberry. This flavorful, versatile, nutrition-rich marvel will soon be migrating across America. Michael Popescu, Chief Executive Officer of the Pichuberry Company, announced that the company will begin distributing the Pichuberry in the U.S., backed by a commitment, through health research and partnerships with nutrition and culinary specialists, to make this sweet little treasure a staple of the American diet. Popescu also announced the Pichuberry’s official brand ambassador: Manuel Villacorta, R.D., a nationally respected dietitian and a nationally - recognized expert on TV, Radio and print - both in the States and across Latin America.  Mr. Villacorta is also a native of the Pichuberry’s birthplace, Peru.    

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          Spanish, Business & Hard News, B2B, Food

                                                                                          Ricardo Beverly Hills
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                                                                                          Ricardo Beverly Hills

                                                                                          Innovative Luggage

                                                                                          In business for more than 30 years, Ricardo Beverly Hills has earned a reputation as a fashion leader and trendsetter in the luggage industry. Recently named in National Geographic’s 10 Best of Everything book, the company attributes their success to a never-ending commitment to designing fresh, unique and innovative luggage collections. Ricardo Beverly Hills is one of the largest luggage companies in the United States and continues to create fashion smart luggage that offers quality and real value at affordable prices.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          The company was founded in 1978 by Richard “Ricardo” Gibbs, who was a travel products salesman for 40 years prior to launching Ricardo Beverly Hills. Identifying a need for great looking luggage with superior performance, Ricardo founded Ricardo Beverly Hills in his home. For over 30 years, the company has been driven by the commitment to creating well-made luggage that performs wherever your travel destination may take you.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          B2B

                                                                                          Foundry Literary + Media Agency
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                                                                                          Foundry Literary + Media Agency

                                                                                          Foundry is a full-service literary and media development agency dedicated to providing the most positive and profitable publishing experience for its clients, from the American book market to foreign publishing, film, TV, merchandise, online media and beyond. Rooted in the tradition of representing writers and other talent in the book trade, the Foundry team is relentless in finding new and diverse ways for their clients to reach wider audiences.

                                                                                          Mouth Public Relations was asked to represent the Foundry Literary + Media Agency on a crisis management issue for co-owner, Peter McGuigan. The media widely reported that Charlie Sheen didn’t have a contract with the Foundry—to represent Charlie Sheen’s book deal. Mouth was hired to work with their legal team to craft a statement, which was distributed to over 250 TV, radio, and print outlets who subscribe to PR NEWSWIRE.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          Crisis Management Response

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                                                                                          B2B

                                                                                          MILK Books
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                                                                                          MILK Books

                                                                                          Tailor Made Books

                                                                                          Moments of Inspiration, Love and Kinship (M.I.L.K.) is an epic photographic celebration of what it is to be part of a family, share the gift of friendship and more than anything else, to be loved.  MILK has always been at the heart of PQ Blackwell, and it is now also the basis for our new business, MILK Photo Books, that enables anyone who wants to record their special moments, a chance to share in a little bit of the magic that is MILK. Make your book simply and easily by either working with our carefully prepared templates, or choosing to unleash your own creativity and designing your own pages at the click of your mouse. MILK Photo Books are made with The finest quality acid-free art paper of the same quality you find in the best coffee table books. The books are hard cover, to ensure that they will last for generations to come and their fine linen fabric covers come in a variety of colors and designs, to suit any taste or occasion.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Visit MILK Tailor Made Books here.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          B2B, New Media & Technology

                                                                                          Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center
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                                                                                          Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center

                                                                                          The Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center in Los Gatos, California defines excellence in pain management by offering the most comprehensive approach to pain treatments in the area. This integration of services and disciplines with some of the management centers on the West Coast. The Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center offers a full complement of pain therapies, from highly specialized interventional treatments, to the most sophisticated interdisciplinary pathways and programs, to tackling the most complex and challenging pain problems in our society.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Visit the Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center Web Site

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                                                                                          B2B, Health & Beauty

                                                                                          Imagine Publishing
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                                                                                          Imagine Publishing

                                                                                          "Edutain-ing the book buying public"

                                                                                          With titles covering a multitude of subjects including science & nature, music & art, sports, reference, and the magic of knowledge, the publishing philosophy of Imagine Publishing is to inspire, educate and “edutain” the book-buying public. Imagine’s list includes the Peter Yarrow Books imprint in partnership with legendary singer/songwriter and bestselling author Peter Yarrow of the iconic trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Books in this imprint include the current New York Times picture book bestseller Over the Rainbow, with a CD performance by Judy Collins, and the October 2010 release of The Night Before Christmas, with a CD by Peter, Paul and Mary.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          B2B

                                                                                          Whitelines®
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                                                                                          Whitelines®

                                                                                          Award-Winning Stationery from Sweden

                                                                                          In April 2009 Whitelines®, the award-winning revolutionary stationery from Sweden, became available for the first time in the United States. Creator Olof Hansson, who received Sweden’s 2008 Innovator of the Year Award, created this new generation of paper, which features white ruled lines instead of the standard black or blue. The concept is simple: The dark lines of ordinary paper tend to interfere with the marking of pens and pencils; in contrast, Whitelines supports and showcases the composition or sketch because there is literally no visual “competition” between the lines on the paper and the written or artistic work on the page. Currently offered in notebook form, the product is available in various sizes and designs to accommodate any lifestyle or occupation. This innovative product is environmentally conscious and a learning tool for those with learning disabilities. It will be distributed in the US by Consortium, a sales and distribution company.

                                                                                           


                                                                                          B2B, Art & Photography

                                                                                          VitaminSpice
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                                                                                          VitaminSpice

                                                                                          Food & Health Company

                                                                                          Creator and CEO Edward Bukstel’s food and health company, VitaminSpice, offers a series of products that blend essential daily vitamins with various delectable spices. The brand kicks off with five “category” flavors—KidSpice, EverydaySpice, CardioSpice, JointSpice and EnergySpice, to be sold initially on the company’s Web site.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          B2B, Food, Health & Beauty

                                                                                          Cider Mill Press
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                                                                                          Cider Mill Press

                                                                                          Publishers

                                                                                          In less than two years, Cider Mill Press Book Publishers has become an international success, and Mouth Public Relations is thrilled to be the Agency of Record for the company. With more than 50 titles in print, over one million units in the market worldwide, and an exciting, just-launched children’s line, Cider Mill’s list continues to expand its scope, ranging from clever gift packages to beautiful photographic volumes. Successful licensing arrangements have included agreements with such major companies as Paramount Pictures to the brand new, first-ever collaboration with Wham-O!, who make Hacky Sack and Frisbee. Beloved figures such as the Peanuts gang, Superman, Lois Lane, and even Shakespeare have all made appearances on Cider Mill’s lists.

                                                                                           


                                                                                          B2B

                                                                                          Sine Studios
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                                                                                          Sine Studios

                                                                                          Music Engineering & Production

                                                                                          Sine Studios, a state-of-the-art recording facility in Philadelphia, offers professional quality engineering and production for recording projects of all sizes—from producing, recording, mixing, and mastering music for bands or solo artists to audio books and creating original scores for film and video. Located in a turn-of-the-century brownstone, Sine Studios is owned and operated by Matt Teacher and Mike Lawson, and was designed by Obie O’Brien, longtime engineer for Jon Bon Jovi, and constructed by Bruce Slater, who created Bon Jovi’s state-of-the-art recording studio in New Jersey. With the shell of an old brownstone, O’Brien and Slater created a top-notch facility with the latest design practices and materials for acoustical excellence. The results are a “floating” floor, “curvaceous” walls and a cool style that marries a hip look with versatile capabilities and high-end quality.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          Entertainment, B2B

                                                                                          WO30 Records
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                                                                                          WO30 Records

                                                                                          Non-profit music label

                                                                                          The non-profit music label WO30 Records was created to raise money to help Women Over Thirty recording artists (WO30) to sell their music, sponsor grass-roots tours for their artists, as well as produce unique interactive listening sessions heard exclusively on the organization’s Web site and podcasts. Their goal is to provide a one-stop Internet shop for consumers who wish to purchase new music of this category. WO30 Records also plans to launch SongReach™, a summer educational workshop dedicated to enlightening underprivileged teenage girls through the power of music and songwriting.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          Entertainment, B2B

                                                                                          Green magazine
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                                                                                          Green magazine

                                                                                          Green, a new digital publication from Furniture|Today, the country’s leading business newspaper for the furniture industry, launches early in the second quarter of 2007. The inaugural issue will feature Danny Seo on the cover. Says Ray Allegrezza, Editor-in-Chief of Furniture|Today, “Each day, more and more retailers and suppliers are becoming increasingly involved in eco-friendly, sustainable-source home furnishings, and as the market leader, Furniture|Today believes it can best serve this segment with a dedicated publication devoted entirely to eco-friendly products, producers and initiatives in this segment.”

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          B2B, Health & Beauty

                                                                                          The Globe Pequot Press
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                                                                                          The Globe Pequot Press

                                                                                          Publisher & Distributor

                                                                                          Globe Pequot houses three imprints—Globe Pequot Press, Lyons Press, and FalconGuides—and will launch two more in fall 2007. According to Inger Forland, GPP’s Executive Director of Marketing, PR, and Design, “Our president, Scott Watrous, is on an exciting mission to grow our business and our profile with accounts and media, and we agreed that having Mouth Public Relations on board as our Agency of Record is a smart part of that strategy.”

                                                                                           


                                                                                          B2B

                                                                                          Halo: Purely For Pets
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                                                                                          Halo: Purely For Pets

                                                                                          America’s Premier Holistic Pet-Care Company

                                                                                          Halo, Purely for Pets, America’s premier holistic pet-care company that prepares natural and nutritious fresh foods for dogs and cats in a USDA-approved kitchen was formed in 1990 from founder and director Andi Brown’s Palm Harbor, Florida living room with only $3,000 and three products. Today, Brown directs the production of more than 30 natural foods, supplements, and grooming aids. Along with the Halo’s products, Mouth Public Relations promotes Andi Brown and her book, The Whole Pet Diet: Eight Weeks To Great Health for Dogs and Cats (published by Celestial Arts, an imprint of Ten Speed Press).

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          Pets, B2B

                                                                                          Debra Tate
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                                                                                          Debra Tate

                                                                                          Author of SHARON TATE: RECOLLECTION

                                                                                          Sharon Tate: Recollection (Running Press; June 2014; $30.00 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-07624-5235-7; also available as an eBook), written by her sister, Debra Tate, showcases Sharon’s legendary beauty, talent, and cultural impact for a new generation of admirers.  The book is a one-of-a-kind celebration of Sharon’s life and career, revealing her influence as a fashion icon throughout the worldThrough the lens of Sharon’s life and work, it presents a sociological portrait of the 1960s—its youth culture, the sexual revolution, the rise of independent cinema, and Hollywood’s changing studio system.  In this photo book, Sharon Tate’s story emerges through quotes and short personal essays by her sister, Debra, and others who knew her and have been inspired by her.

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                                                                                          Entertainment, Art & Photography

                                                                                          Running Press
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                                                                                          Running Press

                                                                                          Publisher of George Hurrell's Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992

                                                                                          In this lavishly illustrated, biographic coffee-table book, George Hurrell’s Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992 (Running Press: November 2103; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5039-8; $60.00; Hardcover; E-Book ISBN: 978-07624-5069-5), Author/Historian Mark A. Vieira, with a Foreword by Sharon Stone spans Hurrell’s entire career, from his beginnings as a Laguna Beach painter to his finale as a celebrity photographer who was a “Living Legend.”

                                                                                           

                                                                                          George Hurrell, an American artist, was the creator of the Hollywood glamour portrait. For fifteen years he was the “Rembrandt of Hollywood.” Then, at the height of his career, a scandal forced him to leave Hollywood; Author/Historian Mark A. Vieira draws on exclusive interviews, archival documents, and 20 years of his own diaries (Vieira knew Hurrell for fifteen years) to recount, for the first time anywhere, Hurrell’s return from the ashes - how obsessed collectors and crafty dealers pulled the elderly artist into a half-world of theft, fraud, and betrayal; how Hurrell’s undiminished powers gave him a second career and how a second scandal threatened to end it.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          The book showcases 420 stunning images, both in black & white and full-color, of Hollywood legends, including Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, Betty Grable, Jane Russell, Rita Hayworth, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Humphrey Bogart, Errol Flynn, Clark Cable - and, in later years - Diana Ross, Natalie Wood, Lionel Richie, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Michael Douglas, Bette Midler, Bianca Jagger, Farrah Fawcett, Paul McCartney, Harrison Ford, and many more.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          Entertainment, Art & Photography

                                                                                          Ammonite Press
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                                                                                          Ammonite Press

                                                                                          In collaboration with a number of prestigious photographic archives, including the Press Association and Mirrorpix, Ammonite Press brings important collections of pictures to life in an unprecedented way. Ammonite publishes stylish gift and coffee-table books that give a fascinating, nostalgic and sometimes humorous insight into social history, trends in fashion, music, sport and politics. Ammonite Press is also a publisher of authoritative books on practical photography, written by professional photographers, with a shared emphasis on both photographic technique and equipment. Visit their website here.

                                                                                          Brands, Art & Photography

                                                                                          Gryphon Fabricators
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                                                                                          Gryphon Fabricators

                                                                                          Artist Marie-Hélène studied Mathematics, thus her precise compositions and fascination with systems. While the spirals are often measured out, there is an organic quality in the way Marie-Hélène creates her art. Different tinctures of patina are applied directly to the copper sheets, which then chemically react and change into earthy primary colors. On top of these, Marie-Hélène adds paint, pieces of metal, and finally a thick layer of glossy resin, sealing each piece and giving them the appearance of having been preserved for ages.

                                                                                          Since establishing Gryphon Fabricators in 2012, Marie-Hélène has been exhibiting worldwide at galleries and art fairs in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her work has become known for its sense of composition and movement, as well as for its nuanced incorporation of mythological themes. The golden ratio itself figures into the overall story of Gryphon Fabricators, with gold being guarded, as it was 3000 years ago, by the Gryphon.

                                                                                          Brands, B2B, Art & Photography

                                                                                          26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival
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                                                                                          26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival

                                                                                          Since 1990, the School of Visual Arts’ Dusty Film & Animation Festival has become one of the world’s foremost events to discover exceptional new talent in film and animation. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival gives BFA Film and BFA Animation thesis students the unique opportunity to exhibit their work to industry professionals, family and friends. The festival culminates in their eminent Dusty Awards, attended by celebrities and distinguished guests from the film and animation industries.

                                                                                          Entertainment, Events, Art & Photography

                                                                                          25th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival and Awards
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                                                                                          25th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival and Awards

                                                                                          From The School of Visual Arts

                                                                                          This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Dusty Film & Animation Festival, slated for May 10-13, 2014, announced today by Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation departments at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, and Annie Flocco, festival producer, SVA faculty member and independent film producer. “We invite all film lovers to help celebrate this milestone as a testament to the hard work and dedication of hundreds of young filmmakers,” said Lehmann. “We are proud to showcase the true commitment and remarkable talent of so many artists with this anniversary of the Dustys,” added Flocco. To mark the 25th anniversary, the festival culminates with SVA’s Annual Dusty Awards invitation-only ceremony, held on Tuesday, May 13, at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street) in New York City. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival was established and named after SVA Founder Silas “Dusty” H. Rhodes with the mission of introducing films made by BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation students to a wider audience.  This year, it will showcase more than 150 films and animations from thesis students graduating Spring 2014. All screenings are free and open to the public.

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                                                                                          Entertainment, Events, Art & Photography

                                                                                          Kendra Bean
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                                                                                          Kendra Bean

                                                                                          Author of Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait

                                                                                          Vivien Leigh's mystique was a combination of staggering beauty, glamour, romance, and genuine talent displayed in her Oscar-winning performances in Gone With the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire. For more than thirty years, her name alone sold out theaters and cinemas the world over, and she inspired many of the greatest visionaries of her time: Laurence Olivier loved her; Winston Churchill praised her; Christian Dior dressed her.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Through both an in-depth narrative and a stunning array of photos, Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait (Running Press; October 15, 2013; Hardcover $30.00/ISBN: 978-0762450992; E-book $14.99/ISBN: 978-0-7624-5103-6).  Presents the personal story of one of the most celebrated women of the twentieth century, an engrossing tale of success, struggles, and triumphs. It chronicles Leigh's journey from her birth in India to prominence in British film, winning the most-coveted role in Hollywood history, her celebrated love affair with Laurence Olivier, through to her untimely death at age fifty-three in 1967.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Author Kendra Bean is the first Vivien Leigh biographer to delve into the Laurence Olivier Archives, where an invaluable collection of personal letters and documents ranging from interview transcripts to film contracts to medical records shed new insight on Leigh's story.  Illustrated by hundreds of rare and never-before-published images, including those by Leigh's "Official" photographer, Angus McBean, Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait is the first illustrated biography to closely examine the fascinating, troubled, and often misunderstood life of Vivien Leigh: The Woman, The Actress, The Legend.

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                                                                                          Entertainment, Art & Photography

                                                                                          Jennifer Hopson
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                                                                                          Jennifer Hopson

                                                                                          Author of Pookie and the Lost Shoe

                                                                                          Former performer turned school teacher and Dill Purple Geniuses Media founder Jennifer Hopson wants to make sure our kids know their English! Pookie and the Lost Shoe (Dill Purple Geniuses Media; September 2013; Hardcover: $14.95/ISBN: 978-0-9857025-7-1) presents a delightful predicament to engage children while introducing them to the fundamental language arts concept. Brought to life through the captivating, colorful illustrations of Johnny Hopson Jr., the tale of Pookie Brown and her missing purple shoe—one half of the perfect pair to match her perfect purple hat, which she wants to wear today, the very special day of the Dill Perfect Parade in Dill Land—offers a creative way to get young readers up to speed on navigating and using “position” or “connecting” words that show the relation of a noun or pronoun to other words in a sentence. In Pookie and the Lost Shoe, children will quickly become immersed in helping Pookie Brown search for her missing purple shoe.

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                                                                                          Kids & Parents, Art & Photography

                                                                                          24th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards
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                                                                                          24th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards

                                                                                          From the School of Visual Arts

                                                                                          Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at School of Visual Arts (SVA), announced today the 24th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival, to be held in New York City Saturday, May 4 through Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The four-day event will showcase more than 100 films and animations from thesis students graduating this spring. Annie Flocco, independent producer/filmmaker and SVA faculty member, will produce the event; Meredith Engstrom will co-produce.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          The 2013 festival kicks off with three days of film and animation screenings, and concludes with an awards ceremony on May 7. Fifteen awards—including Outstanding Film and Achievement in Directing, Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Traditional and Stop Motion Animation, and the New York Women in Film and Television Award—are given to students in recognition for outstanding thesis work. All festival screenings are free and open to the general public and take place at the state-of-the-art SVA Theatre, located at 333 West 23rd Street, NYC. The final list of presenters and special guests will be made public at a later date.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          Morton I. Hamburg
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                                                                                          Morton I. Hamburg

                                                                                          Photographer of Commitment

                                                                                          Critically-acclaimed photographer Morton I. Hamburg, together with writer Kashmir Hill, have created the new photo-essay book entitled Commitment (Cider Mill Press; February 2013; ISBN: 978-1-60433-334-3; $29.95; Hardcover), a collection of 37 committed couples - some married, some living together for many years but unmarried, some same-sex couples, some famous and many not-so-famous.  Hamburg first explored this theme in 2000 with writer Catherine Whitney in the successful book, Couples: The Meaning of Commitment, and now, has expanded the scope in this sequel. From renowned figures such as Homeland’s Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody; Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara; Joy Behar & Steve Janowitz; and Susie Essman & Jim Harder, whose pictures appear on the cover, “Iron Chef” Cat Cora, to actor Bryan Batt, restaurateur Danny Meyer and political journalist Sondra Gotlieb to name a few, Commitment is a book that spans the bridge from love at first sight to a reluctant proposal acceptance.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Mort Hamburg has been a photographer for over sixty years. Prior to turning professional in 1997, he practiced law and taught communications in New York City and Washington, D.C. He has written three books on communication. Kashmir Hill is a staff writer at Forbes Magazine where she writes a very popular daily blog known as The Not-So Private Parts.  With Commitment, Hamburg and Hill have crafted a book that helps us further comprehend what makes unions truly last.

                                                                                           

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                                                                                          23rd Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards
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                                                                                          23rd Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards

                                                                                          From the School of Visual Arts (SVA)

                                                                                          Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), announces the 23rd Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival, or “23 on 23,” will be held in New York City on Sunday, May 6 through Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The four-day event will showcase more than 100 films and animations from students graduating this spring, as well as celebrate 23rd Street as a home for the college and the theater. Annie Flocco, SVA faculty member and independent filmmaker, will produce the event; Meredith Engstrom will co-produce. This year's headlining sponsors are: AbelCine; Act Zero Films; Adorama Rental Company; AJA Video Systems; Animation Magazine; Avid Technology, Inc.; Blue Sky Studios; Bryan Singer; CAVA—SVA Computer Store; Eastman Kodak Company; Emmett/Furla Films; Feature Systems/Kits and Expendables; Foto Care; Future Media Concepts; Gotham Sound & Communications, Inc.; Machinima, Inc.; National Board of Review; New York Women in Film & Television; Nice Shoes; Rota6; Scheimpflug; and SCS Agency, Inc. 100 percent of the sponsors’ donations will benefit thesis students in the form of grants and in-kind gifts.

                                                                                           

                                                                                            Entertainment, Events, Art & Photography

                                                                                            22nd Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards
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                                                                                            22nd Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival & Awards

                                                                                            From the School of Visual Arts (SVA)

                                                                                            The 22nd Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival kicks off Friday, May 6 and continues through Tuesday, May 10 highlighting over 100 films by students graduating from the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). The program includes screenings of short films, videos and animations, and culminates in an awards ceremony with notables from the film and animation industries. This year’s Screenwriters Night is in collaboration with Susan Batson Studio featuring SVA graduating screenwriters’ selected scenes performed live by professional actors. All festival screenings, the Awards Ceremony and Screenwriters Night will take place at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Many events are FREE and open to the general public.

                                                                                             

                                                                                              Entertainment, Events, Art & Photography

                                                                                              Mimi Sammis’ Rebirth (Woman of Peace)
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                                                                                              Mimi Sammis’ Rebirth (Woman of Peace)

                                                                                              A sculpture exhibition at the Four Corners Arts Center in Tiverton, Rhode Island

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Marking the one-year anniversary of the highly publicized desecration of a 300-pound sculpture, Embrace of Life, stolen from the Four Corners Arts Center in Tiverton, Rhode Island, on March 7, 2010, internationally renowned artist and PBS-TV host Mimi Sammis returns with a new work, entitled Rebirth (Woman of Peace). The exhibition will commence at Four Corners Arts Center with a press conference and unveiling on Monday, March 7, at 11:30 AM. Invited guests include Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, among others. An expanded show will run at the Donovan Gallery across the street from the Center until June 12.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              The mission of the Four Corners Arts Center is to promote the arts at Tiverton Four Corners and its surrounding communities through the organization, sponsorship, and promotion of arts events, lectures, concerts, and other educational and cultural programs. Since 1993 the Four Corners Arts Center has served to strengthen the preservation of this historic village, which has been listen on the National Register of Historic Places.

                                                                                               

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                                                                                              Personality, Art & Photography

                                                                                              Cubanisms
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                                                                                              Cubanisms

                                                                                              A Look at Cuba through Art and Words By Pedro García-Menocal

                                                                                              Spanish is a unique language. From Argentina to Spain, accents, meanings, connotations and more get lost between borders. Cubanisms by Pedro García-Menocal details the diverse history of the Spanish language as it evolved in the Lost City. With beautifully traditional illustrations from noted Cuban artist Gustavo “Garrincha” Rodriguez, Cubanisms embraces the hilarious and historic value of words and their interpretations. This funny and informative collection will keep you laughing and learning all the way from Havana to Santiago.

                                                                                              Entertainment, Art & Photography

                                                                                              Phil Toledano
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                                                                                              Phil Toledano

                                                                                              Author of Days with My Father

                                                                                              Days With My Father (PQ Blackwell, Distributed by Chronicle Books; June 2010; $19.95 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-0-473-158-4-0), is Phillip Toledano’s loving tribute to his father, Edward—the dashing actor who appeared in Charlie Chan movies and with Henry Fonda before building a successful career with U.S. Steel and, after retiring, found his calling as an artist. Photographed over the last two years of his dad’s life, the book is filled with humor, joy, tenderness—and sadness, too—but without regrets; it is a book about living, and family. It began as a web journal (www.DaysWithMyFather.com) of Edward’s days until his death in 2009, a week after his 99th birthday, and, much to the surprise and delight of the author, has become a global phenomenon. Attracting over one million visitors and counting (20,000 daily), the site has inspired over 200,000 comments—from sons longing to reconnect with their father after years of silence; from teenagers who came to see their parents or grandparents in a new light; from people whose parents died before they had the chance to say goodbye; and from adults vowing to spend more time with and take pictures of their parents.

                                                                                               

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                                                                                              Art & Photography

                                                                                              John Spencer Ellis
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                                                                                              John Spencer Ellis

                                                                                              Creator of The Compass

                                                                                              In May 2009, wellness and personal development expert, Dr. John Spencer Ellis, released a book and a feature-length documentary of the same name, The Compass. Says John Spencer Ellis, “The Compass is about discovering what moves you, what inspires you and what mark you will make on the world. The Compass gives you the guidance to go from where you are to where you want to be.” After 20 years of studying human achievement and helping people attain their ultimate goals, John Spencer Ellis thought about what he could do to make a greater difference in more people’s lives, not just physically and mentally—but from all perspectives. “After many contemplative hikes throughout the foothills of Orange County, California, it became clear to me that a feature-length documentary film and novel were the answer,” adds Ellis. “One of the big challenges I had to face was how to tell the story with a universal appeal—for all belief systems—and I also wanted to offer practical skills and action steps to guide people to live their dreams. That’s how The Compass documentary and novel were born.”

                                                                                               

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                                                                                              New Media & Technology, Health & Beauty, Art & Photography

                                                                                              Whitelines®
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                                                                                              Whitelines®

                                                                                              Award-Winning Stationery from Sweden

                                                                                              In April 2009 Whitelines®, the award-winning revolutionary stationery from Sweden, became available for the first time in the United States. Creator Olof Hansson, who received Sweden’s 2008 Innovator of the Year Award, created this new generation of paper, which features white ruled lines instead of the standard black or blue. The concept is simple: The dark lines of ordinary paper tend to interfere with the marking of pens and pencils; in contrast, Whitelines supports and showcases the composition or sketch because there is literally no visual “competition” between the lines on the paper and the written or artistic work on the page. Currently offered in notebook form, the product is available in various sizes and designs to accommodate any lifestyle or occupation. This innovative product is environmentally conscious and a learning tool for those with learning disabilities. It will be distributed in the US by Consortium, a sales and distribution company.

                                                                                               


                                                                                              B2B, Art & Photography

                                                                                              Rick Compton
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                                                                                              Rick Compton

                                                                                              Author of The Essential Street Painter

                                                                                              Beautify America! All across the country, people are taking pastels to pavement, decorating the avenues with stunning images. Now, would-be artists who would like to literally paint the town red—and blue, yellow, green, and a rainbow of other colors—can find out how with The Essential Street Painter: Pastel Pavement Pictures For Everyone: Beginners Through Pros by Rick Compton. It’s filled with basic tips, techniques, and designs for beginners who want to become part of this popular phenomenon, as well as blueprints that pros can use to create the ultimate street painting: The Emerging Elvis. In addition to suggestions for finding good locations to work and examples of the very best street art around, the kit includes a set of quality chalk pastels, the street painter’s preferred medium.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Entertainment, Art & Photography

                                                                                              Jeremy D’Entremont
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                                                                                              Jeremy D’Entremont

                                                                                              Author of The Lighthouse Handbook: Hudson River

                                                                                              Following the stunning guide to New England lighthouses comes another beautiful and expertly researched book dedicated to these classic structures. The Lighthouse Handbook: Hudson River (The Original Lighthouse Field Guide) written by Jeremy D’Entremont, features seven lighthouses that shine their bright beams across the Hudson, from the famous Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge up to the Hudson City Lighthouse in the northern part of the state. Many of them are famous, none more so than the awe-inspiring Statue of Liberty herself. Celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s first voyage down the river by sailing to every one of these unique gems on the pages of this handbook.


                                                                                              Art & Photography

                                                                                              Young Leonardo
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                                                                                              Young Leonardo

                                                                                              YOUNG LEONARDO is the new book by art experts Jean-Pierre Isbouts and Christopher Brown about the biggest da Vinci discovery in years: the revelation that a copy of the Last Supper in a remote convent in Belgium was actually painted by Leonardo and his associates for the French King, Louis XII.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Art & Photography

                                                                                              Luxe Fashion
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                                                                                              Luxe Fashion

                                                                                              Luxe Fashion: A Tribute To The World's Most Enduring Labels by Caroline Cox

                                                                                              Luxe Fashion (Running Press; October 2013; Hardcover $50.00; ISBN: 978-0-7624-5111-1; E-book ISBN: 978-0-7624-5303-0) written by international fashion authority Caroline Cox with a Foreword by Cameron Silver, is a tribute to luxury, a beautiful celebration of the best in world of fashion and style, and a comprehensive guide to iconic heritage brands.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Through North America and Europe, from Hermes to L.L. Bean, Louis Vuitton to Coach, and Ferragamo to Fendi, this stunningly illustrated book with large, striking images and enlightening content, is about the most enduring brands and labels relevant today.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Luxe Fashion is divided into two different parts:  Part 1 profiles 50 of the finest labels, both renowned and hidden gems, and is broken into three chronological periods: pre-nineteenth century, nineteenth century, and twentieth century. This section features the likes of Balenciaga, Brooks Brothers, Chaumet, Chippewa, Dior, Lanvin, Missoni, and Prada; and Part 2 is a directory of more than 150 more essential brands, categorized by type—clothing, knitwear, footwear, and accessories—that live up to the standard of a heritage label including London Fog, Capezio, and Swarovski.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Author Caroline Cox is the head of cultural studies at the London College of Fashion, and conducts lectures in the US, UK, and Europe. Her books on fashion history and theory includeStiletto, Vintage Shoes, Lingerie: A Lexicon of Style, and How to Be Adored. In 2004, Caroline was awarded a Visiting Professorship in cultural history at the University of the Arts, London, for her “services to the development of cultural history,” in particular for her writing on fashion.

                                                                                               

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                                                                                              Health & Beauty, Art & Photography

                                                                                              Mango Media
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                                                                                              Mango Media

                                                                                              Mango publishes books for top-rated YouTubers, Instagrammers & bloggers. They work as partners to produce cutting-edge interactive eBooks and beautifully-designed print books, sell everywhere and share in the success.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              For more information, visit their website here.

                                                                                              Brands, B2B, New Media & Technology

                                                                                              Bobby Hold
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                                                                                              Bobby Hold

                                                                                              Bobby Hold is a New York City-based Physician Assistant; founder of the Lose Weight, Find Yourself™ website and FitGuy, LLC; and a testament to the power of transcending obesity through self-esteem. Over ten years ago, Bobby went from 300 pounds to a fit and healthy 190—and kept the weight off. In the process of achieving his astonishing weight-loss success, Bobby became a medical professional and fitness expert, as well as came out as a gay man. With a wealth of experience diagnosing and treating patients with a wide array of ailments, including diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia—major diseases typically found in individuals battling obesity—Bobby was finally armed with both the professional expertise and practical experience to launch his own weight-loss brand, Lose Weight, Find Yourself™. 

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Visit Bobby's Website: http://www.loseweightfindyourself.com/ 

                                                                                              Personality, B2B, New Media & Technology, Health & Beauty

                                                                                              Pain Relief Revolution
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                                                                                              Pain Relief Revolution

                                                                                              An online community dedicated to providing users with detailed, up-to-date information about pain relief tailored to their individual needs

                                                                                              PainReliefRevolution.com carries a certain philosophy and level of expectation of what valuable pain treatments should deliver to you. PRR recognizes that there are many approaches to the problem of pain, which can make it challenging for individuals looking to find effective, satisfying, and meaningful treatments. The bar should be raised as high as possible because you or your loved ones deserve the very best.

                                                                                              PainReliefRevolution.com believes learning about pain treatments should be a highly positive and enriching experience. It's a place where you can feel confident of receiving straight talk with an emphasis on scientific studies and outcomes from experienced providers. Therefore, discussions on PRR will always shed a light on what’s important to help you navigate your decisions about treatment choices.

                                                                                               

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                                                                                              New Media & Technology, Health & Beauty

                                                                                              ChildProtect by DNA®
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                                                                                              ChildProtect by DNA®

                                                                                              First Nationwide DNA Profile Test Kit for Protecting Children

                                                                                              DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), the largest provider of private DNA tests in the United States, announced today America’s first nationally distributed Child ID DNA test kit, ChildProtect by DNA®. This groundbreaking service provides parents with the ability to capture their child’s DNA profile, while offering law enforcement officials a valuable tool in expediting the search for a missing child.

                                                                                              The ChildProtect by DNA test kit retails for $99.00 and includes four swabs for DNA sampling, as well as a placeholder for the child’s fingerprints and places for storing dental and allergy records, contact information, and a recent photo of the child. For parents, giving the DNA test is easier than taking their child’s temperature. After following the simple instructions for swabbing their child’s cheek, they’ll send the swab samples to DDC for analysis. Within ten business days of receiving the samples, the company will produce a certificate with the child’s unique DNA information. Parents can either keep the DNA certificate with other records in a safe place at home or take advantage of the DDC’s offer to store the information electronically or physically.

                                                                                               

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                                                                                              New Media & Technology, Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                                                              Marcella Rosen
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                                                                                              Marcella Rosen

                                                                                              Author of Tiny Dynamo: How One of the World's Smallest Countries is Producing Some of our Most Important Inventions

                                                                                              In the book Tiny Dynamo: How One of the World’s Smallest Countries Is Producing Some of Our Most Important Inventions (Untold News; August 2013; $14.95 Trade Paperback Original and e-book; ISBN: 978-0-9887973-0-7), Marcella Rosen introduces the reader to the other side of Israel – one of creation and advancement, rather than politics and religion. Marcella profiles twenty-one of the most incredible inventions the world has ever seen and speaks with those responsible for them. The book details advancements in the fields of science, technology, medicine and so many more.,Tiny Dynamo turns Israel’s image on its head and shows how incredible this tiny state really is.

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                                                                                              Nonprofit, Business & Hard News, New Media & Technology, Health & Beauty

                                                                                              MILK Books
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                                                                                              MILK Books

                                                                                              Tailor Made Books

                                                                                              Moments of Inspiration, Love and Kinship (M.I.L.K.) is an epic photographic celebration of what it is to be part of a family, share the gift of friendship and more than anything else, to be loved.  MILK has always been at the heart of PQ Blackwell, and it is now also the basis for our new business, MILK Photo Books, that enables anyone who wants to record their special moments, a chance to share in a little bit of the magic that is MILK. Make your book simply and easily by either working with our carefully prepared templates, or choosing to unleash your own creativity and designing your own pages at the click of your mouse. MILK Photo Books are made with The finest quality acid-free art paper of the same quality you find in the best coffee table books. The books are hard cover, to ensure that they will last for generations to come and their fine linen fabric covers come in a variety of colors and designs, to suit any taste or occasion.

                                                                                               

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                                                                                              B2B, New Media & Technology

                                                                                              Andrew Zuckerman Music App
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                                                                                              Andrew Zuckerman Music App

                                                                                              Award-Winning Photographer, Author and Creator of The Music App

                                                                                              Andrew Zuckerman, award-winning photographer and director, has created MUSIC, a first-of-its-kind iPad app on sale now at the iTunes store. The MUSIC app is an extension of the book and film Music,recently published by Abrams (Fall 2010). Like the book, the app features stunning portraits and interviews with over 50 musical legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Yoko Ono, John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, Common, Trey Anastasio, Ravi Shankar, Itzhak Perlman and Fiona Apple. But the MUSIC app enhances the experience even further by including individual 3–7 minute films for each of the artists, the option to organize the entire text thematically, and the ability to share text—creating a truly multi-dimensional experience and bringing the idea of portraiture to a new level.

                                                                                               

                                                                                               
                                                                                              Entertainment, New Media & Technology

                                                                                              John Spencer Ellis
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                                                                                              John Spencer Ellis

                                                                                              Creator of The Compass

                                                                                              In May 2009, wellness and personal development expert, Dr. John Spencer Ellis, released a book and a feature-length documentary of the same name, The Compass. Says John Spencer Ellis, “The Compass is about discovering what moves you, what inspires you and what mark you will make on the world. The Compass gives you the guidance to go from where you are to where you want to be.” After 20 years of studying human achievement and helping people attain their ultimate goals, John Spencer Ellis thought about what he could do to make a greater difference in more people’s lives, not just physically and mentally—but from all perspectives. “After many contemplative hikes throughout the foothills of Orange County, California, it became clear to me that a feature-length documentary film and novel were the answer,” adds Ellis. “One of the big challenges I had to face was how to tell the story with a universal appeal—for all belief systems—and I also wanted to offer practical skills and action steps to guide people to live their dreams. That’s how The Compass documentary and novel were born.”

                                                                                               

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                                                                                              New Media & Technology, Health & Beauty, Art & Photography

                                                                                              The Above Network, LLC
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                                                                                              The Above Network, LLC

                                                                                              Creators of AboveTopSecret.com

                                                                                              The Above Network, LLC created and operates www.AboveTopSecret.com (ATS), the world’s leading source of mature discussion about a wide variety of “alternative topics” ranging from aliens and UFO’s to fascinating conspiracy theories. The media conglomerate is focused on multi-channel expansion of what they’re calling “User-Generated Content Ecosystems,” beginning with ATS and its sister sites: AbovePolitics.com and BelowTopSecret.com. The company has also launched its first internet radio show, ATS Mix, which stars counter-culture radio legend Dave Rabbit and Johnny Anonymous, and Mouth Public Relations will play a major role in booking guests for the duo.

                                                                                               


                                                                                              Entertainment, Business & Hard News, Events, New Media & Technology

                                                                                              Wah!
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                                                                                              Wah!

                                                                                              LESS STRESS MORE WAH! is a bumper sticker her fans made. It sums up what people are feeling about Wah! and her music, books, and lectures. After 18 years touring and performing throughout the world, she wants to get at the root of helping people relax and unwind.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              First, the music. If you’ve been in a yoga class in the last five years, you have no doubt heard her music. The first female to bring kirtan music [call-and-response chanting performed in India's devotional traditions] to the West in the 1990’s, Wah! has been playing bass guitar with her wildly joyful rock band at yoga festivals and centers around the U.S. since 1997. She has also consistently offered music and albums to the therapeutic market; her Savasana CDs have sold over 70,000 copies worldwide.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              A few years ago Wah! took time to sit with people – just sitting, and singing, toning, and leading simple meditative exercises. This, combined with many years leading yoga andcreating relaxation music led to The Healing Concert, a feature-length songcycle using loops, delays, keyboards, vocals and hand-made laser lights to inspire deep relaxation and rejuvenation.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Her new book, Healing: A Vibrational Exchange discusses andintroduces audiences to the concepts behind her music. The book focuses on seven ways you can create more space and healing in your life - using thought, breath, light, sound and other natural components. Her lectures on receptivity have been welcomed at Princeton University, Loyola Marymount University and at EXPOs and conferences around the country. Her workshops expand the detail of her wisdom, exploring sensory awareness and perception, and giving audiences both the idea and experience of healing and renewal.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              She has performed with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Neale Donald Walsch. In concerts, festivals, lectures and workshops, Wah! uses her deep understanding of music and healing to create high energy experiences that are transformative and expansive.

                                                                                              Personality, Entertainment, Health & Beauty

                                                                                              Melissa Schnapp
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                                                                                              Melissa Schnapp

                                                                                              Motivational Speaker, Mentor, Life Coach 
                                                                                              Melissa Schnapp is Founder and President of LifeStep Coaching, LLC. She has been educating and inspiring individuals for over 25 years. As a Positive Life Coach she offers dynamic group presentations and workshops as well as individually helping people define and create their best lives. Melissa’s knowledge and expertise in the area of positive psychology and mindfulness training along with her natural enthusiasm combine in her wonderful ability to connect with people of all ages.

                                                                                              Personality, Health & Beauty

                                                                                              Deborah Graham
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                                                                                              Deborah Graham

                                                                                              Mouth started off as publicists for her book, Get Your Head Out of Your App and are now Deborah's managers. As a gifted psychic, Deborah Graham is able to read people's auras. As such, she doesn't look atyou; she looks in you. And in her decades of helping people find true and lasting love, she coaches her clients to do the same: to look past the outward facades that people project to the world, and to look inward, starting with themselves. By stepping her clients through what she calls a "spiritual enema," she helps purge them of past issues and baggage so that they are open and ready for real love. By putting their true selves forward, they will pave the way for a true psychic match.

                                                                                               

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Personality, Entertainment

                                                                                              Raoul Felder,ESQ
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                                                                                              Raoul Felder,ESQ

                                                                                              Dancers on a Dark Street

                                                                                              It’s no secret many great lawyers have indeed “metamorphosed” into excellent storytellers and Raoul Felder, one of America’s most powerful attorneys—the National Law Journal named him as one of their “One Hundred Most Powerful Lawyers” in America—proves himself a masterful writer of fiction. He explores the landscapes of the psyche with skill, sensitivity and an understanding of the forces that drive desperate people in his debut collection of short stories, Dancers on a Dark Street (Other Islands Press; November 2016; $24.95; ISBN: 978-0-997-29580-1).  In twelve short stories, Felder reveals the triumphs and failings of his characters with humor, pathos and compassion as they search for love, justice and a sense of place in an unforgiving world.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Felder creates moving characters struggling with loneliness and alienation, some striving to establish themselves in a new world, others working as hard as they can to deny their past.

                                                                                              Personality

                                                                                              Kenny Loggins
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                                                                                              Kenny Loggins

                                                                                              Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins' remarkable four decade plus career has brought him to the top of the charts. Kenny started his music career with Jim Messina when they released their first album, Kenny Loggins With Jim Messina Sittin' In, which came out in 1971. Six years later, Kenny decided to branch off on his own and released his first solo album Celebrate Me Home. His 1977 Phil Ramone-produced solo debut went platinum and included "I Believe in Love," the song he'd written for Barbara Streisand to perform in the film A Star Is Born. In the 1980s, Loggins also earned a new title: king of the movie soundtrack. Film producer Jon Peters called him in to see a rough cut of Caddyshack, and Loggins provided the cult classic's smash "I'm Alright." When a pal asked Loggins to write a few songs for an as-yet-unmade picture called Footloose, he whipped up a No. 1 blockbuster: "I had a little up-tempo thing I'd been messing with that I probably wouldn't have written if it hadn't have been for the movie," Loggins says. He scored a track on Tom Cruise's Top Gun ("Playing With the Boys") and performed that movie's indelible hit "Danger Zone." After a stunning run of solo albums, a Christmas album, and two LPs for children (Return to Pooh Corner and More Songs From Pooh Corner), Loggins reunited with his former partner Jim Messina for the Sittin' In Again Tour in 2005 (the duo toured again in 2009). Since 2010, Loggins has also been onstage with the country trio, Blue Sky Riders, which he started with Nashville powerhouse Gary Burr and gifted vocalist and singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman.

                                                                                              Personality, Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                                              Zoe Torres
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                                                                                              Zoe Torres

                                                                                              Mother, Entrepreneur, Producer, TV Personality and Certified Life Coach

                                                                                              Zoe Torres is an esteemed Mother, Entrepreneur, Producer, TV Personality and Certified Life Coach. All of these titles build upon the strong foundation of the truth she teaches; the transformative power of love and the importance of understanding the benefits found in practicing a holistic lifestyle. We are the agency of record for Zoe Torres.
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Personality, Health & Beauty

                                                                                              Robin Arzón
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                                                                                              Robin Arzón

                                                                                              Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton Cycle

                                                                                               

                                                                                               

                                                                                              NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR, of Shut Up And Run, Robin fearlessly left behind a successful law career to embark on new adventures in the health and wellness space. She soon discovered her passion for coaching athletes.

                                                                                               As Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton Cycle she believes that sweat transforms lives. When she’s not training for ultramarathons, she serves as a brand ambassador for some of the world’s top fitness brands, such as Adidas and formerly Nike, and has successfully become a sought-after partner who connects brands directly to consumers via social media.

                                                                                               As an advocate for the fitness movement Undo Ordinary, she cofounded and serves as editor in chief of the print publication Undo Magazine, which combines sweat and fashion. Her life’s mission is to redefine, reform, and rethink possibility through movement.

                                                                                               Robin graduated magna cum laude from New York University and Villanova University School of Law. She is a RRCA certified running coach, NASM certified personal trainer, and Schwinn spin instructor.

                                                                                               

                                                                                               

                                                                                               

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                                                                                              Dr. Frieda Birnbaum
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                                                                                              Dr. Frieda Birnbaum

                                                                                              FRIEDA BIRNBAUM has a PhD in psychology and a thriving psychotherapy practice. In 2007, she became a media sensation for giving birth to twins at age 60; her story was featured on national television, including 20/20, and in publications from USA Today to the Daily Mail. Now widely known as “Dr. Frieda,” she comments on trending events on regional TV and talk radio shows across the country. In her brand new candid memoir and can-do book, LIFE BEGINS AT 60: A New View on Motherhood, Marriage, and Reinventing Ourselves (Skyhorse Publishing, June 2016; $22.99 Hardcover; ISBN: 9781510708259) Dr. Frieda Birnbaum tells all about what age, career, motherhood, and womanhood mean today­—from having babies older to living younger, longer.

                                                                                              Personality, Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                                              Robin Sol Lieberman
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                                                                                              Robin Sol Lieberman

                                                                                              Robin Sol Lieberman is the author of The Charisma Code, a speaker ​and a social entrepreneur. Using her Global Communication Training program, she helps global leaders, international companies, refugees, ex-convicts and anyone else whose lives improve when they learn to connect to people very different than themselves. With degrees in cultural anthropology, biomimicry and performing arts, Robin brings a wealth of tools and experience to growing leaders, growing companies and growing individuals as they learn to use their charisma to engage anyone, anywhere in the world. 

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Dedicated to the emerging culture of the global citizen, Robin speaks internationally, working with global leaders through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs –Japan, immigrants and refugees in America, and with international tech giants such as Facebook, SurveyMonkey and Dropbox.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Robin brings her media background to social change. She has produced, directed, and starred in numerous TV and radio shows. As a celebrity and thought-leader interviewer, Robin will tell you she has learned most everything she knows from asking questions.

                                                                                               

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                                                                                              Personality, Brands

                                                                                              Dr. Julissa Hernandez
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                                                                                              Dr. Julissa Hernandez

                                                                                              Dr. Julissa is a registered Naturopathic Doctor and Certified Natural Health professional who has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Julissa was introduced to natural medicine at a young age by her mother, who is also a Naturopath. As a child, she became imbued with the passion to heal others. Dr. Julissa's career chievements, combined with her fluency in English, Spanish and French provide her with a platform across many diverse cultures.  

                                                                                              Her practice, The Natural Health Center, is located in midtown Manhattan and inccludes naturopathy, holistic medicine, sclerology, herbology and iridology. 

                                                                                              Dr. Julissa is available as an inspiration and motivational speaker on the subjects of herbal medicine and natural health. 

                                                                                              Mouth PR is specifically working with Dr. J on her upcoming book, and will be pitching literary agents to represent her.

                                                                                               

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                                                                                              Michelle Dudash, RDN
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                                                                                              Michelle Dudash, RDN

                                                                                              Award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, Cordon Bleu-certified chef and best-selling author Michelle Dudash has created the award-winning recipes for busy moms struggling to feed their families nourishing meals while the clock is ticking. As an on-the-go working mom herself, Michelle understood early on that it is possible to cook like a chef while eating like a nutritionist, which is where the idea materialized for her first book, Clean Eating for Busy Families (Fair Winds Press, 2012).      

                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                              Clean. Fresh. Fast. It is Michelle’s mission to make these three principles a part of your everyday food choices. Teaching millions of families how food and health can deliciously co-exist has been Michelle’s mission for over 18 years – one meal at a time. From clean eating BBQ fixes, revealing which foods keep you cool in the heat (while not melting in your bag) and snack packs that save your day, Michelle is the expert in empowering you how to approach food with a nutritionist’s perspective whether you’re in the kitchen or on the road.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Michelle is the recipe columnist for The Arizona Republic’s “Dudash’s Healthy Dish,” in addition to contributing her savory creations to Food Network, Better Homes and Gardens,EatingWell, SELF, Parents, The Cooking Channel, The Washington Post, USA Today and more. Michelle has appeared as an expert on The Chew, FOX & Friends, Better TV, The List, HuffPost Live, ABC Los Angeles, Good Day Chicago and Radio Disney.

                                                                                               

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                                                                                              Lisa Ramos
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                                                                                              Lisa Ramos

                                                                                              Lisa Ramos is an American model best known as an expert panelist on MTV's popular series "Guy Code". She also co-produced her own comedic web series with Univision's first bilingual network The Flama, called Secret Life Of Babes. The series features Ramos as the primary host and actress as she hilariously narrates the episodes which are aimed at Latin millennials. In addition to being a TV personality and host, Ramos has a very successful YouTube channel which has amassed over 20 million hits. These accomplishments have led her to a rapidly increasing and successful social media platform. She understands the value of her online fan base as her influence increases and her numbers continue to grow. Ramos currently lives in New York City and is represented by Elite Model Management Miami and One Model Management New York. She continues to build her very loyal following through hard work and dedication.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Social Media

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                                                                                              Personality, Entertainment

                                                                                              Blue Sky Riders
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                                                                                              Blue Sky Riders

                                                                                              Kenny Loggins, Gary Burr, and Georgia Middleman comprise the Blue Sky Riders, a new country/rock group changing the way the two genres mix.  Multi-platinum selling artist and Grammy winner Kenny Loggins first met Gary Burr when they were working on Loggins' 2008 album "How About Now". Loggins is the legendary singer-songwriter of such hits as "This Is It", "Danger Zone", and "Whenever I Call Your Friend", and Burr is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame who has been named Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP and Billboard. While writing tracks for Kenny's latest solo album, the chemistry was instantaneous and Loggins suggested the two find a female vocal and create a band. Burr suggested Geogria Middleman, a Nashville-based songwriter who has penned hit songs for the likes of Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Martina McBride and Reba MacEntire. Loggins flew to Nashville to write with her, and the Blue Sky Riders were born.  The band has been touring the country with their signature blend of country, rock, and three-part harmonies. "Finally Home", the trio's debut album, was released in January 2013 and is available on Amazon.

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                                                                                              Ramy Gafni
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                                                                                              Ramy Gafni

                                                                                              Creator of RAMY Cosmetics & RAMY Spa

                                                                                              Ramy’s philosophy is simple: “Minimum makeup, Maximum impact!” Meaning, if you select the correct color palette to enhance your features and apply it correctly, you can look younger and more beautiful with a minimum of products and effort. This viewpoint keeps Ramy busy, as he continues to see clients while working on the development of the RAMY beauty therapy® product collection. His ability to select optimum colors for each individual as well as dramatically lift the eye with his gift for eyebrow shaping, has been written up in the pages of every major fashion and beauty magazine such as Vogue, Allure, Instyle, Shape, Star, Self and Town & Country.

                                                                                              Ramy’s work has also been seen on national television shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “E! Entertainment Television’s Fashion File” and “Entertainment Tonight.” Ramy’s looks have also graced the runways of recognizable fashion shows such as Valentino and XOXO.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              RAMY beauty therapy® incorporates Ramy’s “Minimum Makeup, Maximum Impact!” philosophy with his holistic approach to well-being. The entire multi-purpose product line is formulated with anti-oxidant vitamins, Avocado Oil and sunscreens. The oil-free powder formulations are silicone treated and micronized for incredible wear and a lightweight feel. Most incredibly, this basic face collection is suitable for any skin tone, from the lightest to the darkest complexions. The line includes an array of “the best of the basics”—products and colors that can create a variety of both glamorous and wearable looks for everyone.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Celebrity clients include: Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, David Spade, Timothy Hutton, Katherine Heigl, Rob Morrow, Mariska Hargitay, Liev Schrieber, Micheal McKean, Marisa Tomei, Matt Dillon, Gina Gershon, Claire Danes, Naomi Watts, Joe Pantoliano, Monica Lewinsky, Lillian Vernon, Halle Berry, Naomi Campbell, Annabella Sciorra, Ivanka Trump, Diana Krall, Carol Burnett, Julia Stiles, Tricia Helfer, Jennifer Grey, Amanda Sorvino, Ray Romano, Roz Abrams, Holly Robinson Peete, Joan Rivers, Nancy Loo, Pia Getty, Jennifer Bassey, Deborah Gibson, Kelly Klein, Lauren Holly, Elizabeth Vargas, Carrie-Anne Moss, Cher, Faith Hill, Meredith Viera, Barbara Walters, Veronica Webb, Christine Baranski, Jean Smart, Jane Pauley, Joy and Regis Philbin, Debra Messing and Renee Zellweger.

                                                                                               

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                                                                                              Personality, Health & Beauty

                                                                                              Jack Andraka
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                                                                                              Jack Andraka

                                                                                              Jack Andraka was just a fifteen year old Maryland high school sophomore when he invented an inexpensive early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers. Now, at seventeen, Jack’s groundbreaking results have earned him international recognition, most notably a 2014 Jefferson Award, the nation’s most prestigious public service award, 1st place winner in the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the 2012 Intel ISEF Gordon Moore Award, the 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Youth Award, a spot on Advocate Magazine’s 2014 40 under 40 list, and he’s also the 2014 State of Maryland winner of the Stockholm Water Prize. 

                                                                                               

                                                                                              In addition, Jack was First Lady Michelle Obama’s personal guest at the 2013 State of the Union Address. He speaks to audiences of youths and adults all across the globe about his personal story, research, and his ideas for STEM education reform. He has been featured in several documentaries including Morgan Spurlock’s Sundance Film Festival entry, “You Don’t Know Jack,” Linda Peters’ award winning film, “Just Jack,” Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary about cancer, as well as ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CNN, BBC, Fox, Rede Record de Televisão, and radio, newspaper, and magazine articles around the world. His young adult memoir, BREAKTHROUGH, will be available in March 2014.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Visit Jack's Website at: www.jackandraka.net

                                                                                              Personality, Entertainment, Health & Beauty

                                                                                              Douglas Alan Cohn
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                                                                                              Douglas Alan Cohn

                                                                                              Douglas Alan Cohn is the writer/owner of America’s longest running syndicated column, “Washington Merry Go Round” along with Eleanor Clift. Author of the new book The President’s First Year: None Were Prepared, Some Never Learned—Why the Only School for Presidents Is the Presidency (Lyons Press; 2016; $26.95 Hardcover; ISBN: 971493011926), where Cohn dissects every president’s first year, describing how various commanders-in-chief over the centuries learned (or not) from their mistakes and clearly allows the reader to discern what today’s candidates must be prepared to face. Doug is a member of Critical Issues Roundtable, the Washington, D.C.-based think tank of retired generals, he is a graduate of West Point and the recipient of two Silver Stars and the Purple Heart. His previous TV appearances include A&E’s Biography Channel, the Military Channel, and CNBC. For more information, please go to http://www.douglascohn.com

                                                                                              Personality, Business & Hard News

                                                                                              Rick Yancey
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                                                                                              Rick Yancey

                                                                                              Author of The 5th Wave, the Alfred Kropp Series, The Highly Effective Detective and The Monstrumologist Series

                                                                                              Rick is the author of thirteen novels and a memoir. His books have been published in over twenty languages and have earned numerous accolades and awards from around the world. His young adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was named a "Best Book of the Year" by Publishers Weekly and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, Rick received a Michael L. Printz Honor for The Monstrumologist. The sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His latest novel, The 5th Wave, the first in an epic sci-fi trilogy, made its worldwide debut in 2013, and will soon be a major motion picture for GK Films and Sony Pictures.

                                                                                               

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                                                                                              Personality, Entertainment, Kids & Parents

                                                                                              Bobby Hold
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                                                                                              Bobby Hold

                                                                                              Bobby Hold is a New York City-based Physician Assistant; founder of the Lose Weight, Find Yourself™ website and FitGuy, LLC; and a testament to the power of transcending obesity through self-esteem. Over ten years ago, Bobby went from 300 pounds to a fit and healthy 190—and kept the weight off. In the process of achieving his astonishing weight-loss success, Bobby became a medical professional and fitness expert, as well as came out as a gay man. With a wealth of experience diagnosing and treating patients with a wide array of ailments, including diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia—major diseases typically found in individuals battling obesity—Bobby was finally armed with both the professional expertise and practical experience to launch his own weight-loss brand, Lose Weight, Find Yourself™. 

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Visit Bobby's Website: http://www.loseweightfindyourself.com/ 

                                                                                              Personality, B2B, New Media & Technology, Health & Beauty

                                                                                              Dr. Paul Steinberg
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                                                                                              Dr. Paul Steinberg

                                                                                              Paul Steinberg, MD, is one of the longest survivors of metastatic prostate cancer in history. Having been the director of the Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Service for many years, he is now in private practice in Washington, D.C. A frequent contributor to the Washington Post, and New York Times. He is the author of A Salamander’s Tale: My Story of Regeneration—Surviving 30 Years with Prostate Cancer (Skyhorse Publishing; ISBN: 978-1-63220-569-8; $24.99) an unexpected, refreshing,thoughtful,often funny memoir about Steinberg’s long journey living with cancer and how he not only solved the case of keeping himself alive, but of living well – against all odds.

                                                                                              Personality, Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                                                              Seka
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                                                                                              Seka

                                                                                              Author of Inside Seka

                                                                                              Seka, the Marilyn Monroe of Porn, the queen of XXX cinema’s Golden Age, and John Holmes’ favorite leading lady, is a legendary performer of adult cinema - and many would say the greatest 2013 marks the 35th anniversary of the star’s entree into adult films, and to celebrate her career, Seka is releasing her untold story, Inside Seka – The Platinum Princess of Porn (Bear Manor Media; September 2013; ISBN: 9781593932725; $24.95; Paperback). Seka reveals wild stories and Hollywood connections that are sure to shock even the most die-hard fans.  Did you know that Whoopi Goldberg got her big break in show business from Seka?  How about that she snuck Bon Jovi and Mötley Crüe into her Chicago condo to hide out and get haircuts in order to avoid the paparazzi?  Seka also dishes on past loves like Dolph Lundgren, Matt Dillon, Sam Kinison, Gary Busey, plus former New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs pitching coach, Billy Connors.  Never one for holding back, Seka shares it all with Inside Seka.

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                                                                                              Personality, Entertainment, Health & Beauty

                                                                                              Ashley Koff, R.D.
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                                                                                              Ashley Koff, R.D.

                                                                                              Qualitarian Nutrition Expert and Health Advocate

                                                                                              Ashley Koff is an internationally renowned registered dietician. Her mission is to improve the health of people across America, and beyond, through raising public awareness of the value of quality eating. A self-described “Qualitarian,” Koff advocates eating the highest quality foods available—whole foods over processed parts, natural over made in a chemistry lab and organic whenever possible to avoid hormones, synthetic fertilizers, GMOs and harmful pesticides—to optimally fuel the body. She created The Ashley Koff Approved (AKA) Lists as a tool to help healthcare practitioners and health-interested consumers choose groceries, dietary supplements, and prepared food options of better quality. Koff regularly appears on national television programs, including The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and national and local news programs. She is also frequently featured in and writes articles for national publications, including The New York Times, O!: The Oprah Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Redbook, andWomen’s Health.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                Personality, Food, Health & Beauty

                                                                                                Kris Carr
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                                                                                                Kris Carr

                                                                                                Author, Filmmaker, Photographer

                                                                                                Kris Carr redefines what it means to be a survivor—of any daunting challenge, but especially the big bad C—in Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor: More Rebellion and Fire for Your Healing Journey by Kris Carr, with a foreword by Marianne Williamson. With the spunky attitude and irresistible humor that’s won her thousands of Crazy Sexy fans, Kris offers exercises, meditations, excavations, brainstorms, and stories to inspire anyone diagnosed with cancer—or anyone dealing with a major adversity—to become an empowered participant in their healing.

                                                                                                What do you do when you think you have a hangover, and instead you discover you have a rare, incurable stage IV cancer in both your liver and lungs? Kris Carr heard the news, took a deep breath, and said, “Okay, so the shit just hit the fan … time to make a kick ass game plan!” In Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips, with a Foreword by Sheryl Crow, Kris left no stone unturned as she embraced her diagnosis with intense insight, a lot of holistic care, and an amazing attitude and sense of sassy humor—so much so that her cancer, first diagnosed four years ago, is completely stable. Along with Kris’s “reinvention” from a “Bud” girl (yes, she was featured in several Budweiser Superbowl commercials), to an ultra-hip, crunchy granola, spirited cancer chick, Kris shares the spotlight with MTV personality Diem Brown; model Sharon Blynn; Glamour writer-editor Erin Zammett; actress/playwright Oni Lampley; and rock & roll tour manager Jackie Farry, among others.

                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                Dr. Alphonse Tribuiani
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                                                                                                Dr. Alphonse Tribuiani

                                                                                                Creator of the Deep Cover Nail System

                                                                                                Get ready to show off your fingers and toes once again—thanks to the “Deep Cover Nail System™,” the world’s first high-fashioned nail polish that prevents, treats and heals unsightly finger and toe nail fungus, and invented by Dr. Alphonse Tribuiani, DPM, FACFAS, and his colleague, Dr. Husni A. Charara, DPM, FACFAS. Deep Cover nail products are 100 percent natural—made without DBP, formaldehyde or toluene—the harmful chemicals still found in many other nail polishes. Additionally, Deep Cover’s products are made in the USA and not tested on animals. Deep Cover’s special ingredient is “Homeopathic Medessence™,” which contains seven powerful anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and nail-strengthening ingredients inspired by the looks of the runway. With more than 20 beautiful, trendsetting colors, such as Sassafrass, Troublemaker and Grapes of Wrath, plus more, treating your fungal nail issues is as easy as a few brush strokes! Deep Cover is “the polish with a purpose!™” and is an extremely easy system for anyone to apply—in three simple steps!

                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                Manuel Villacorta, R.D.
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                                                                                                Manuel Villacorta, R.D.

                                                                                                Author of Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight Off for Good

                                                                                                Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., has written a brand new book, entitled Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight Off for Good(HCI Publishers; May 2012; ISBN: 9780757316357; $15.95), a weight loss program that doesn’t just consist of food intake and exercise, but also incorporates stress-management, relaxation and sleep.Eating Free is a refreshing change from diets that leave many Americans depressed, exhausted, and malnourished while stalling their motivation and metabolism. The Eating Free formula (45% carbohydrate, 30% protein, and 25% fat) conquers cravings by keeping ghrelin levels in check and green-lights a wide variety of delicious “forbidden” foods (pasta, potato, rice, and chocolate) so you don't feel deprived. With Eating Free, you can lose the guilt, the misconceptions, and the weight—for good!

                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                Mimi Sammis’ Rebirth (Woman of Peace)
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                                                                                                Mimi Sammis’ Rebirth (Woman of Peace)

                                                                                                A sculpture exhibition at the Four Corners Arts Center in Tiverton, Rhode Island

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Marking the one-year anniversary of the highly publicized desecration of a 300-pound sculpture, Embrace of Life, stolen from the Four Corners Arts Center in Tiverton, Rhode Island, on March 7, 2010, internationally renowned artist and PBS-TV host Mimi Sammis returns with a new work, entitled Rebirth (Woman of Peace). The exhibition will commence at Four Corners Arts Center with a press conference and unveiling on Monday, March 7, at 11:30 AM. Invited guests include Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, among others. An expanded show will run at the Donovan Gallery across the street from the Center until June 12.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                The mission of the Four Corners Arts Center is to promote the arts at Tiverton Four Corners and its surrounding communities through the organization, sponsorship, and promotion of arts events, lectures, concerts, and other educational and cultural programs. Since 1993 the Four Corners Arts Center has served to strengthen the preservation of this historic village, which has been listen on the National Register of Historic Places.

                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                Personality, Art & Photography

                                                                                                Samar Shera
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                                                                                                Samar Shera

                                                                                                Womens Empowerment Thought Leader & Speaker

                                                                                                From personal tragedy came the start of a life’s calling. During the second trimester of her pregnancy in December 2007, Samar was denied healthcare in her native country. She was forced to fly to a foreign land for medical help and discovered that because of a rare defective gene, she would be unable to carry her child to term.
                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Rather than allow personal tragedy define her, Samar developed the power to transform her life and now teaches other women how to get their STRUT back on!

                                                                                                In specialized workshops and speaking engagements, Samar pushes her audience to the core of their limitations, confronting the emotional, physical and mental challenges that prevent them from feeling fulfilled. 

                                                                                                By profession Samar is a Co-Active Coach, integrated Clinical Hypnotherapist and certified in energy modalities such as Reiki and Theta healing. 

                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                Christina Stevens
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                                                                                                Christina Stevens

                                                                                                Author of Love: The Saint and the Seeker

                                                                                                “God will write through you.” Those were the last private words Mother Teresa spoke to filmmaker Christina Stevens—urging her to share her story with the world. A similar calling had come months earlier, when Mother Teresa appeared to Christina in a dream, summoning her to India to film her message to the world. Without hesitation, she gathered her film crew and boarded a plane to Calcutta. For the first time, Christina shares the story of the incredible dream that turned into reality, entitled LOVE: The Saint and the Seeker (Hay House; November 11, 2014; $16.95; Original Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-1-40194-591-6).

                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                Personality, Kids & Parents, Health & Beauty

                                                                                                Danny Seo
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                                                                                                Danny Seo

                                                                                                Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo—who has been named “40 Under 40 To Watch” by Crains New York Business, as well as People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World”—is a Sirius Satellite Radio host; Editor-at-Large, Country Home magazine; Host of the “Simply Green with Danny Seo” TV series on LIME TV; co-host of HGTV’s “Red, Hot and Green” TV special; creator of the 2008 “Do Just One Thing” page-a-day calendar, author of Simply Green Parties and Simply Green Giving; and star of the DVD “Simple Steps to a Greener Home.” Danny was chosen as the only lifestyle expert to be part of Newsweek’s “Global Environment and Leadership Advisory Committee,” and appears on such shows as Oprah, Today, CBS Early Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, and Martha Stewart Radio to name a few. Look out for his new magazine and the launch of various retail initiatives in the near future.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Personality, Health & Beauty

                                                                                                Rory Freedman
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                                                                                                Rory Freedman

                                                                                                Author of BEG: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals

                                                                                                There’s one passion that just about all Americans - regardless of gender, race, creed, color, age, income bracket, or sexual orientation, whether Democrat or Republican - share: we all love animals! Some of us dote on our dogs while others are crazy about our cats. Some of us have a passion for racehorses, while others are devoted to saving dolphins…and then there are others who go wild for cute, funny chimps...and the list goes on.  Co-author of the sensational Skinny Bitch - a #1 New York Times bestseller that dominated the list for nearly three years and was translated into 24 languages, with two million copies in print - Rory Freedman believes there’s a double standard in America that those who admire pets need to know:  it’s time for us all to own up, pull the curtain back, and simply face the cruel hard facts about how we really treat the animals we profess to admire. But Rory assures her readers that she isn’t here to judge them: rather, she wrote BEG: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals (Running Press; May 1, 2013; ISBN: 978-0-76244-954-5; $18.00; Hardcover; E-book ISBN: 978-0-7624-4956-9) to inspire people to take action and become true animal lovers.  

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Click here to see a video of Rory talking about Beg while playing with her favorite furry friends!

                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                Pets, Business & Hard News, Health & Beauty

                                                                                                Purrs of Wisdom
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                                                                                                Purrs of Wisdom

                                                                                                Enlightenment, Feline Style By Ingrid King

                                                                                                Ingrid King explores our relationships with cats by combining her professional expertise with compassionate insights into how cats can inspire, soothe and even help heal us. In Purrs of Wisdom, King artfully delivers pearls of wisdom celebrating all our relationships, feline, human or otherwise. You’ll want to savor each chapter and purr-haps revisit those that strike a personal chord.

                                                                                                Pets, Entertainment

                                                                                                Jessica Disbrow Talley & Eric Talley
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                                                                                                Jessica Disbrow Talley & Eric Talley

                                                                                                Authors of The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook Kit

                                                                                                Doesn’t man’s best friend deserve a special treat—one that’s organic, healthy, and super-yummy? Of course he does! So bake him one with The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook Kit written by Jessica Disbrow Talley and ric Talley from the Bubba Rose Biscuit Company. This is the only organic cookbook for dogs on the market and has 25 unique and fun recipes that will have Fido barking for joy. Any pup would flip head over paws for Pawlickin’ Chicken, or melt for Tuna Melt. And imagine how that tail would wag at the sight of Canine Quiche and Pumpkin Muttins! They’re all wheat-, corn- and soy- free, and thanks to the cookie cutters that come with the kit, you can even make treats in cute doggy shapes like bones and pawprints!


                                                                                                Pets, Food

                                                                                                Bill Berloni
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                                                                                                Bill Berloni

                                                                                                Author of Broadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars

                                                                                                The sun always comes out tomorrow for the shelter animals Bill Berloni rescues—sometimes from death’s door—and then trains to meet the demands of the stage as told in Broadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars. Berloni was a nineteen-year-old theater apprentice more then three decades ago when he was offered his first big break: find and train a dog to appear in the original production of the Broadway hit Annie. Defying the odds, he rescued a down-on-his-luck dog from a local shelter and, together, they redefined what animal performers could do. Since then Berloni and his trainers have provided animals for hundreds of films, commercials, and television shows as well as live theater, including productions of The Wizard of Oz and Winn-Dixie, all over North America. In this heartwarming book, he tells the true stories of “throw-away” animals who came back to work with some of entertainment’s biggest names, names like Bernadette Peters, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Nichols, the New York City Ballet, and many more. This updated edition includes an account of Berloni’s search for the newest Sandy to star with everyone’s favorite red-headed orphan.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                Halo: Purely For Pets
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                                                                                                Halo: Purely For Pets

                                                                                                America’s Premier Holistic Pet-Care Company

                                                                                                Halo, Purely for Pets, America’s premier holistic pet-care company that prepares natural and nutritious fresh foods for dogs and cats in a USDA-approved kitchen was formed in 1990 from founder and director Andi Brown’s Palm Harbor, Florida living room with only $3,000 and three products. Today, Brown directs the production of more than 30 natural foods, supplements, and grooming aids. Along with the Halo’s products, Mouth Public Relations promotes Andi Brown and her book, The Whole Pet Diet: Eight Weeks To Great Health for Dogs and Cats (published by Celestial Arts, an imprint of Ten Speed Press).

                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                Pets, B2B

                                                                                                The Voting Game
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                                                                                                The Voting Game

                                                                                                The Voting Game is an adult party game that uncovers the hilarious truth behind your friendships. Each round, vote anonymously for the player that is described by the question. The votes are tallied and the true nature of your friendships is revealed!

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Entertainment, Brands

                                                                                                Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
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                                                                                                Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

                                                                                                Mouth had the opportunity to successfully pitch and colaborate with Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE.Org) on their suicide prevention public service announcement (PSA) along with our client, the country/Americana band, Blue Sky Riders. The PSA featured the band’s song “Little Victories” and included a personal message from the band members about suicide prevention. 

                                                                                                Nonprofit, Brands

                                                                                                Rythmia
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                                                                                                Rythmia

                                                                                                Rythmia is an all-inclusive, medically licensed luxury resort and retreat center in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

                                                                                                Rythmia is a team of professionals supporting the single vision of  CEO and Founder, Gerard Powell, which is to serve guests and help each one get their Miracle. Rythmia is an all-inclusive, medically licensed luxury resort and retreat center in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Brands, Health & Beauty

                                                                                                Hot Seat
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                                                                                                Hot Seat

                                                                                                Hot Seat is the adult party game that's all about you. Are you the angel or the devil, kinky or a conventional? Let the truth be revealed when it's your turn in the Hot Seat. 

                                                                                                Each round, every player answers a question pretending to be the player in the Hot Seat. Players then guess which one was written by the player in the Hot Seat.

                                                                                                Entertainment, Brands

                                                                                                Jennifer Giamo, Founder of Trainers in Transit
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                                                                                                Jennifer Giamo, Founder of Trainers in Transit

                                                                                                Trainers in Transit, offers personal training, classes such as Yoga and Pilates, massage therapy, and nutrition consultations, including chef-prepared meals delivered to your home or office. Created by nationally-recognized and accredited trainer Jennifer Giamo, Trainers and Transit is your one-stop shop to getting fit, healthy and happy—while you focus on getting your sexy back, or keeping it! We know people work incredibly long hours and have extremely complicated schedules, making a workout nearly impossible to fit into their day. Trainers in Transit staffers are here to make your fitness routines extremely uncomplicated, by coming to you or meeting on location. They want you to focus your time on training, not the time to get to the gym! They remove the number one barrier to working out: actually getting yourself there. 

                                                                                                Brands, Health & Beauty

                                                                                                Robin Sol Lieberman
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                                                                                                Robin Sol Lieberman

                                                                                                Robin Sol Lieberman is the author of The Charisma Code, a speaker ​and a social entrepreneur. Using her Global Communication Training program, she helps global leaders, international companies, refugees, ex-convicts and anyone else whose lives improve when they learn to connect to people very different than themselves. With degrees in cultural anthropology, biomimicry and performing arts, Robin brings a wealth of tools and experience to growing leaders, growing companies and growing individuals as they learn to use their charisma to engage anyone, anywhere in the world. 

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Dedicated to the emerging culture of the global citizen, Robin speaks internationally, working with global leaders through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs –Japan, immigrants and refugees in America, and with international tech giants such as Facebook, SurveyMonkey and Dropbox.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Robin brings her media background to social change. She has produced, directed, and starred in numerous TV and radio shows. As a celebrity and thought-leader interviewer, Robin will tell you she has learned most everything she knows from asking questions.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Vist her website here.

                                                                                                Personality, Brands

                                                                                                Ammonite Press
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                                                                                                Ammonite Press

                                                                                                In collaboration with a number of prestigious photographic archives, including the Press Association and Mirrorpix, Ammonite Press brings important collections of pictures to life in an unprecedented way. Ammonite publishes stylish gift and coffee-table books that give a fascinating, nostalgic and sometimes humorous insight into social history, trends in fashion, music, sport and politics. Ammonite Press is also a publisher of authoritative books on practical photography, written by professional photographers, with a shared emphasis on both photographic technique and equipment. Visit their website here.

                                                                                                Brands, Art & Photography

                                                                                                Gryphon Fabricators
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                                                                                                Gryphon Fabricators

                                                                                                Artist Marie-Hélène studied Mathematics, thus her precise compositions and fascination with systems. While the spirals are often measured out, there is an organic quality in the way Marie-Hélène creates her art. Different tinctures of patina are applied directly to the copper sheets, which then chemically react and change into earthy primary colors. On top of these, Marie-Hélène adds paint, pieces of metal, and finally a thick layer of glossy resin, sealing each piece and giving them the appearance of having been preserved for ages.

                                                                                                Since establishing Gryphon Fabricators in 2012, Marie-Hélène has been exhibiting worldwide at galleries and art fairs in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her work has become known for its sense of composition and movement, as well as for its nuanced incorporation of mythological themes. The golden ratio itself figures into the overall story of Gryphon Fabricators, with gold being guarded, as it was 3000 years ago, by the Gryphon.

                                                                                                Brands, B2B, Art & Photography

                                                                                                Mango Media
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                                                                                                Mango Media

                                                                                                Mango publishes books for top-rated YouTubers, Instagrammers & bloggers. They work as partners to produce cutting-edge interactive eBooks and beautifully-designed print books, sell everywhere and share in the success.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                For more information, visit their website here.

                                                                                                Brands, B2B, New Media & Technology

                                                                                                Button Books
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                                                                                                Button Books

                                                                                                Button Books (an imprint of GMC Publications Ltd) is an exciting list of design-led children’s books, including round-cornered board books, wipe-clean flash cards, hardbacks with poster jackets and picture books with pop-out animals to make.

                                                                                                Combining beautiful illustration, from retro to modern, with high production values and innovative ideas, each title is a gorgeous addition to any child’s bookshelf. For more information, click here.

                                                                                                Brands, Kids & Parents

                                                                                                Guild of Master Craftsman
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                                                                                                Guild of Master Craftsman

                                                                                                The Guild of Master Craftsman Publications publishes and distributes over 3,000 books and magazines which are both valued by professional craftsmen/women and enjoyed by keen amateurs.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Their diverse range of titles covers photography, woodworking, DIY, gardening, cookery, art, puzzles, all manner of craft subjects - from knitting and sewing to jewelery-making, dolls’ house, upholstery, paper crafts and more, and children’s books. Please visit their website here.

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                                                                                                Dish with Dudash
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                                                                                                Dish with Dudash

                                                                                                Column by our client, Registered Dietitian and Cordon-Bleu Certified Chef Michelle Dudash

                                                                                                Michelle Dudash is the author of the book, Clean Eating for Busy Families (Fair Winds Press); and a writer who’s newly branded “Dish with Dudash™” column is published in the Arizona Republic. It reaches over 1.5 million readers per week. She is also a featured monthly guest on KPNX-TV’s “Arizona Midday” show, and a regular contributor to the Food Network’s Healthy Eats blog, one of the most heavily read columns on the television network’s site. 

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                                                                                                Second Chance Toys
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                                                                                                Second Chance Toys

                                                                                                Second Chance Toys is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 2006 to rescue and recycle plastic toys for children in need by donating them to community organizations. Because non biodegradable plastic is kept out of our landfills, Second Chance Toys is helping the environment at the same time.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Given the nature of plastic, the toys often show little signs of wear. When these “good-as-new” toys are thrown out, they become waste in a landfill, take up a lot of space, and do not biodegrade. Hand in hand with this wastefulness is the fact that many children in the United States own few or no toys at all.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Second Chance Toys provides a waste-need solution to these problems. Twice yearly, unwanted plastic toys are rescued and donated to organizations that care for children in need. The toys can enhance a child’s development by helping promote socialization, creativity, emotional security, motor skills, and learning.

                                                                                                Nonprofit, Brands, Kids & Parents

                                                                                                Globe Pequot Press
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                                                                                                Globe Pequot Press

                                                                                                Globe Pequot has been at the forefront of the movement to save local history for future generations. Their books tell untold or little known stories from history, celebrate the unique or iconic characteristics of specific places, and tap into local pride.

                                                                                                They publish books about iconic brands and people, regional interest, history, lifestyle, cooking and food culture, and folklore--books that hit the intersection of a reader’s interest in a specific place and their passion for a specific topic.

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                                                                                                Drunk, Stoned or Stupid
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                                                                                                Drunk, Stoned or Stupid

                                                                                                Parties will never be the same. Games will never be the same. Not since brothers, and cocreators, Noah (21) & Trevor Mayer (25) created the new party game, DRUNK STONED OR STUPID. In this game a group of friends decide who amongst them would be most likely to… 

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                #46 GO TO TACO BELL SOBER

                                                                                                #92 CALL DIBS ON PEOPLE AT PARTIES

                                                                                                #147 SHAME PEOPLE FOR GOING TO BED 

                                                                                                #163 WATCH "PLANET EARTH" FOR 5 HOURS

                                                                                                #187 BE A TOTAL BRAND WHORE

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                From there, one person receives the card and one negative-point. The game can be played with any number of people. Except two, two would be weird. One would also be weird. Since raising over $10,000 on Kickstarter, DRUNK STONED OR STUPID has established itself as a best seller at retailers Urban Outfitters, Spencer’s and Kitson. Trevor and Noah’s mom expressed no surprise in their early success. Mrs. Mayer said “they are smart boys” and they are also “perfect in every way.” Co-founder Noah Mayer explained how the game started as “just the title ‘Drunk Stoned or Stupid’ and then the game play fell into place as the simplest and most fun way to call out your friends.” Trevor also added that “neither of us are huge ‘gamers’. The fun of this game is the interaction between friends; the stories you hear.” The game revolves around accusations, stories and personality quirks of your friends. 

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Visit their website here

                                                                                                Entertainment, Brands

                                                                                                Milk Life
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                                                                                                Milk Life

                                                                                                Mouth had the opportunity to successfully pitch the Milk Life Campaign to magazine desksides along with our client, nationally recognized dietitian and Cordon-Bleu certified chef, Michelle Dudash. The new “Milk Life” campaign spotlights healthy milk driven recipes along with everyday moments of accomplishment, achievement and enjoyment, bringing to life how families and individuals who include milk’s protein at meals make the most of every day.

                                                                                                Brands

                                                                                                Sabra Hummus
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                                                                                                Sabra Hummus

                                                                                                Mouth had the opportunity to successfully pitch Sabra Hummus to magazine desksides along with our client, nationally recognized dietitian and Cordon-Bleu certified chef, Michelle Dudash. Sabra Dipping Company, maker of America’s favorite hummus, introduced Pizza Hummus Singles to its line of dips and spreads, which includes more than 12 hummus flavors.  Sabra’s rich, smooth Classic Hummus has been blended with fresh pizza inspired flavor kids love, including familiar herbs and spices like fresh basil and oregano.  The single serving 2-ounce containers pair well with pita chips and vegetables and are easy to slip in a lunch box or backpack for on the go mini meals and snacks. 

                                                                                                Brands, Food

                                                                                                KIND Snacks
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                                                                                                KIND Snacks

                                                                                                Mouth had the opportunity to successfully pitch KIND snacks to magazine desksides along with our client, nationally recognized dietitian and Cordon-Bleu certified chef, Michelle Dudash. KIND announced multiple extensions to its popular Healthy Grains Bars line with the addition of two new sub-ranges and a new flavor offering: KIND Health Grains Popped bars, KIND Healthy Grains Bars - made with coffee, and KIND Healthy Grains Peanut Butter Berry bars. As with the original five flavors, all have a foundation of super grains that provide a perfectly chewy and crunchy texture. 

                                                                                                Brands, Food

                                                                                                Sunkist
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                                                                                                Sunkist

                                                                                                Mouth had the opportunity to successfully pitch Sunkist to magazine desksides along with our client, nationally recognized dietitian and Cordon-Bleu certified chef, Michelle Dudash. Sunkist is a leading international supplier of fresh fruit, which worked with Michelle Dudash on the creation of holiday recipes using fresh-squeezed Sunkist orange juice as a natural sweetener to enhance flavor while reducing the need to add processed sugar. 

                                                                                                Brands

                                                                                                Symbiotics
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                                                                                                Symbiotics

                                                                                                Mouth had the opportunity to successfully pitch Symbiotics to magazine desksides along with our client,  nationally recognized dietitian, Ashley Koff. Symbiotics is a family of natural products designed to help support the immune and digestive health system for vitality and overall wellness in people of all ages. Ashley Koff, R.D., worked with Symbiotics to promote its diverse line of products to improve digestive health. 

                                                                                                Brands

                                                                                                Running Press
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                                                                                                Running Press

                                                                                                Running Press Publishers has been providing consumers with an innovative list of quality books and book-related kits since 1972.
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                Running Press creates more than 80 new titles a year under four imprints: Running Press, Running Press Kids, Running Press Teens, and  Running Press Miniature Editions™.  Titles cover a broad range of categories, including: humor and essay, food and wine, performing arts, lifestyle and craft, children’s illustrated  picture books and award winning young adult fiction.  Miniature Editions has the original and most innovative kit program in the industry, from abridged bestsellers, best licensed properties, to our clever and quirky in-house created kits.
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                                                                                                New Chapter Multivitamins
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                                                                                                New Chapter Multivitamins

                                                                                                We had the chance to represent registered dietitian, Ashley Koff, spokesperson for New Chapter Vitamins and Minerals. New Chapter vitamins and minerals are individually cultured using proprietary recipes of organic yeast, live probiotics, and whole foods such as organic carrot, organic alfalfa, and organic orange peel. Then, each multivitamin is uniquely formulated with 20+ cultured vitamins and minerals plus artisanal blends of complementary herbs. The result? Targeted, whole-food cultured multivitamins, ready to support your health.

                                                                                                Brands

                                                                                                Blue Sky Riders
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                                                                                                Blue Sky Riders

                                                                                                Blue Sky Riders is a musical trio consisting of singer/songwriters Kenny LogginsGeorgia Middleman and Gary Burr.  Multi-platinum selling artist and Grammy winner Kenny Loggins first met Gary Burr when they were working on Loggins' 2008 album "How About Now". Loggins is the legendary singer-songwriter of such hits as "This Is It", "Danger Zone", and "Whenever I Call Your Friend", and Burr is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame who has been named Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP and Billboard. While writing tracks for Kenny's latest solo album, the chemistry was instantaneous and Loggins suggested the two find a female vocal and create a band. Burr suggested Georgia Middleman, a Nashville-based songwriter who has penned hit songs for the likes of Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Martina McBride and Reba MacEntire. Loggins flew to Nashville to write with her, and the Blue Sky Riders were born.  The band has been touring the country with their signature blend of country, rock, and three-part harmonies. "Finally Home", the trio's debut album, was released in January 2013 and is available on Amazon. Their sophmore album "Why Not," is set to release in 2016. You can get a behind-the-scenes look of the making of their new album in a docuseries called All Access Pass. Sign up to watch the docuseries here.

                                                                                                Brands

                                                                                                Ramy Cosmetics
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                                                                                                Ramy Cosmetics

                                                                                                RAMY products are known for it's cool packaging and formulas that actually keep their promises. A favorite of celebrities, models and beauty editors, we have built our following by introducing people to products they fall in love with and which become their beauty staples.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                RAMY beauty therapy® incorporates Ramy’s “Minimum Makeup, Maximum Impact!” philosophy with his holistic approach to well-being. The entire multi-purpose product line is formulated with anti-oxidant vitamins, Avocado Oil and sunscreens. The oil-free powder formulations are silicone treated and micronized for incredible wear and a lightweight feel. Most incredibly, this basic face collection is suitable for any skin tone, from the lightest to the darkest complexions.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                The line includes an array of “the best of the basics” - products and colors that can create a variety of both glamorous and wearable looks for everyone.

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