Monthly Archive: December, 2014

Breaking Down UFC 182

Five months after an impromptu, press-conference brawl, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and contender Daniel Cormier return to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on January 3 (10 P.M. EST, Pay Per… Continue reading

21st Century Parenthood: Newborns Are Useless, and Other Musings

I am writing this exactly 35 days, 4 hours and 51 minutes into my life as a father. I can attest to the experience being grand and challenging. Incredibly pure joy and intoxicating… Continue reading

10 Telling Numbers About America’s Faith And Values In 2014

(RNS) Scores of studies and surveys in 2014 revealed myriad, quirky ways we live out our faith and values. But the most intriguing findings were not always the headliners. Here are 10 telling… Continue reading

Bethenny Frankel Rocks A Bikini While In Miami With Boyfriend Michael Cerussi

Bikini’d love! Bethenny Frankel was spotted taking a dip with her boyfriend Michael Cerussi in Miami on Wednesday. Frankel rocked a tiny green bikini and a gold body chain as the pair enjoyed… Continue reading

How to Measure the Value of Media Coverage

The world of travel writers, journalists and travel bloggers is ever-changing. So how do public relations & media relations experts in the travel industry deal with them? Speaking at the 15th Conference on… Continue reading

Out with 2014, in With 2015, and Up With People

We’ve made progress this year — raising the minimum wage in dozens of states and cities, providing equal marriage rights in a majority of states, limiting carbon emissions. But there’s far more to… Continue reading

3 Steps to Improving Your New Year’s Resolutions

Do New Year’s resolutions work? Yes! If you do! Resolving to do something for the new year doesn’t mean that you post it on Facebook, tell all your buddies or girlfriends and then… Continue reading

Whether for Life or for One Year, Banning Gay Blood Donation Is Bad Science

Just before Christmas, the FDA accepted the recommendation of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel and announced that it would modify its ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual… Continue reading

High-Tech for Brain Training: Top 12 News in 2014

Unless you live in a cave, you are well aware of all the growing interest in, and controversies around, the topic of brain training, especially whether technology can enhance — or hinder —… Continue reading

Stage Door: Disenchanted

Imagine Belle in a straightjacket, Rapunzel as a German dominatrix and Snow White as a sassy, wisecracking ringleader of dissatisfied princesses. That, and more, comprise the musical Disenchanted, now slinging its saucy satire… Continue reading