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Affluent Magazine June / July 2009

June / July 2009


Exclusive Florida Sporting Community Introduces "The Cabins at Pine Creek"

by Affluent Magazine

Exclusive Florida Sporting Community Introduces Palm Beach developer Stephen E. Myers recently unveiled plans for “The Cabins at Pine Creek,” which include the construction of twenty-three cabins to supplement the 40-acre ranch sites being offered at the exclusive championship clays and wing shooting community, Pine Creek Sporting Club, in Okeechobee, FL. Read More

The New “Tax” Stimulus Plan

by Robin S. Davis, CFP

The New “Tax” Stimulus Plan Take from the rich and give to the poor. That is the new proposed tax plan, or should I say, the existing tax plan inflated. The powers that be in Washington feel that they can pay off the deficit by increasing taxes on the wealthy, even though it has been proven that the government collects less taxes when they increase them. So what will it stimulate then? Read More

Tasting Highlights

by Brian Freedman

Tasting Highlights With all of the standout wines I taste each month, it’s impossible to write enough columns or articles to highlight every one that consumers should be on the lookout for. From professional tastings and wine lunches to seminars, samples that arrive via mail, and the often obscure bottlings I taste during my travels, it is constantly driven home to me that great wine is being produced all over the place—and sometimes where you’d least expect it.
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How to Quickly Get in Shape for Summer- It’s Not Too Late!

by Debbie Mandel

How to Quickly Get in Shape for Summer- It’s Not Too Late! Summertime and the living is easy, yet a feeling of imminent dread creeps into your heart as your mind imagines a beach with a beached whale and you are the whale. You make plans for a marathon run into the water and will stay there until it is time to leave. How will you ever remove the layers of clothes to reveal the real expansive you! Read More

How to Add Life to Your Presentations

by Joseph Sommerville, Ph.D.

How to Add Life to Your Presentations There’s no reason presentations, even highly technical presentations, have to put audiences to sleep. Strategically placing examples throughout your presentation both reinforces your key messages and adds life to the material. Statistics and technical data are often the first choice for supporting materials, but their use in presentations is like putting spice on food. Some adds flavor, but too much is overwhelming. You don’t want your presentation to become a mere “infodump.”  The next time you’re designing a presentation, consider using one of these five “proof points” that add a human touch. Read More

Recession Etiquette

by Joy Weaver

Recession Etiquette The state of our economy has brought unfamiliar and sensitive business and social dilemmas to our culture. Since the first of the year over 3 million people have lost their jobs due to the recession and approximately 8% of our nation is unemployed. If we still have our jobs, we most likely know someone who has lost theirs. That's given rise to a growing phenomenon: Recession etiquette. Read More

Fill the Space: What an Arabian stallion and a French dancing contestant have in common

by Leslie Ungar

Fill the Space: What an Arabian stallion and a French dancing contestant have in common What do an Arabian stallion and a French dancing contestant have in common? At first glance it may appear that the only thing they have in common is the term “stud”. Gilles Marini exploded onto the scene as Dante, the Casa Nova living in the beach house next door to Kim Cattrall's Samantha in the Sex and the City movie. Though people went to the theatres to see Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, they left with one thing on their mind: Gilles's shower scene. Read More

Angry Women

by Sandy Dumont

Angry Women Imagine losing a big account because a team member arrived late to the client meeting. Would you feel angry about it? Chances are, you would. But would you express your anger openly at work? If you are a female, you might want to think twice before doing so. A recent study by Victoria Brescoll, a post-doctoral scholar at Yale University, found that angry men get ahead, while angry women are penalized. Read More

Spiritual Wealth

by Jennifer Read Hawthorne

Spiritual Wealth Many people often expressed wonder at how Mother Teresa managed to work in conditions of extreme poverty in India. She often answered by expressing pity for the “poverty-stricken West.” In an interview for Journal Chretien she said, “The spiritual poverty of the Western World is much greater than the physical poverty of our people. You, in the West, have millions of people who suffer such terrible loneliness and emptiness. They feel unloved and unwanted. These people are not hungry in the physical sense, but they are in another way. They know they need something more than money, yet they don’t know what it is.” Read More

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy

by Ronald Strauss, M.D.

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy Those episodes of forgetfulness—the name you can’t recall, the missing keys, the quart of milk you didn’t buy—loom larger as you pass your fiftieth birthday. The brain does change with age. Gradually, it begins to process information more slowly. You don’t learn and retain new facts as well as you used to, and it takes longer to summon things out of the memory bank. This can be unsettling, but it is quite normal and does not usually signal the onset of disease. Read More
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