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Affluent Magazine April / May 2009

April / May 2009


Time To Revisit Your Estate Plan?

by Robin S. Davis, CFP

Time To Revisit Your Estate Plan? If you were invested in the market, or own a piece of real estate, you were probably affected by the turmoil created by the corruption, greed and unaccountability in our country, and the financial havoc that has reared its ugly head in recent years. On top of that, tax and estate laws have changed dramatically. Read More

How to Increase Your Chances for Success

by Sandy Dumont

How to Increase Your Chances for Success “These days, you can’t tell the attorneys from the couriers.” According to an employee, this was the remark made by a partner in a top law firm in my region as several attorneys from another law firm left the elevator he was riding one morning to his office. Read More

From Calories to Calcium, Make Wiser Choices

by Ronald Strauss, M.D.

From Calories to Calcium, Make Wiser Choices Americans are eating record amounts of cheese— 9.7 billion pounds were produced in the U.S. in 2007, according to the International Dairy Foods Association. Cheese has merits, including its bone-building calcium. But the way we usually eat it—slathered on pizza, poured over nachos, stacked on crackers—cancels out any health benefits. Read More

The Beach Club at Boca Raton Resort & Club Re-Opens on Half-Mile of Private Beach

by Affluent Magazine

 The Beach Club at Boca Raton Resort & Club Re-Opens on Half-Mile of Private Beach Recently the 212-room Beach Club at Boca Raton Resort & Club officially re-opened with all amenities fully operational following an extensive transformation inspired by its stunning oceanfront location on one-half mile of private beach across the Intracoastal Waterway from the main resort.
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As Real As Your DNA, Your Energetic Genes

by Rena Reese, MS

As Real As Your DNA, Your Energetic Genes So you have cute ears, thick hair and are short? The women in your family can sing? Do you think you have a good chance of having twins or gaining weight around your middle? Perhaps you come from a long line of scholars and overachievers. We profile ourselves according to our genes and then build expectations by what is possible, given our history. Read More

Get Heard Above the Noise

by Joseph Sommerville, Ph.D.

Get Heard Above the Noise Whenever we engage in face to face communication, we’re communicating through three separate, but inextricably bound channels—the visual, the verbal and the vocal. The visual channel includes both the body language of the presenter and any visual aids such as charts, graphs, props and electronic slide shows. The verbal channel represents the language the presenter uses to code the message. The vocal channel consists of voice qualities such as tone, pitch, rate, volume and articulation. Read More

Keeping Colored Hair Healthy

by Dino Laudati

Keeping Colored Hair Healthy Having beautiful haircolor doesn't matter if the condition of your hair is not healthy. Too often, hair that is colored, especially bleached hair, is dry, damaged, and dull. To avoid this common problem or to repair it if the damage is already done...
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HSUS Members to Petland: See You in Court

by Wayne Pacelle

HSUS Members to Petland: See You in Court Minchy, a young miniature pinscher, is slowly going blind. Patrick, a Pomeranian puppy, suffers from an inherited joint disorder that requires expensive surgery. Mainerd, a Boston terrier, must endure a painful genetic spinal condition. All these puppies were sold by Petland stores.

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Exciting New Bar Experience at Bourbon Steak

by Affluent Magazine

Exciting New Bar Experience at Bourbon Steak Every Wednesday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., the famed Michael Mina restaurant invites a local blues band to entertain the crowd for Bourbon & Blues. In fact, South Florida’s celebrated performers Albert Castiglia, who was once the lead guitarist/vocalist for legend Junior Wells, and Graham Drout have been dominating the “stage” since the start. Read More

Lattice-Topped Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

by Affluent Magazine

Lattice-Topped Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Strawberry-rhubarb pie is a popular late-spring pie, generally combining the last rhubarb of the season with the first of the strawberries. This is a pretty pie, with the perfect combination of strawberries, rhubarb, cinnamon, and a delicate, flaky crust.  Make this masterpiece for your family and friends and the end result will be nothing short of bliss. Read More
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