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Affluent Magazine Sept / Oct 2011

Sept / Oct 2011

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Weight Loss on the Web: Online Tools to Help You Lose

by Susan Burke March

Weight Loss on the Web:  Online Tools to Help You Lose Although there is a lot of talk about eating healthier and ‘moving more’, it seems that Americans continue to lose the weight battle.  A report entitled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011” issued jointly by the Trust for America’s Health & the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, notes that currently more than 70 percent of Americans are struggling with overweight, and twelve states now have obesity rates above 30 percent. Four years ago, this applied to only one state in the Union.  Read More

The True Secret to Burning Belly Fat

by Dianne Orwig

The True Secret to Burning Belly Fat If you’ve been trying to flatten your stomach, it’s likely you’ve done more than one Google search using the 3 most popular key words in the fitness industry: lose belly fat. It’s also likely that you did NOT make it through the 440+ pages (and over 2,030,000 links) that followed. My #1 goal today is to save you all of that reading and research by giving you the absolute and definitive recipe for flatter abs, leaner thighs, and a smaller waistline. In other words, you’ve just hit the belly fat jack pot! I will warn you, though…it may not be what you expect. Read More

Cookbooks Uncovered: Get Inspired This Fall In the Kitchen

by Tony Conway

Cookbooks Uncovered: Get Inspired This Fall In the Kitchen Italian cuisine is popular around the world for its fresh ingredients and rich aromas. Travel through many regions of Italy by cooking up an Italian themed meal for your next romantic dinner or weekend dinner party! Bring home the romance, beauty, and culture of Italy with fabulous recipes from some of my favorite chefs. The following cookbooks are some of my go-to choices when I am looking for the perfect Italian dish. Read More

Den of Two: Orphaned Bobcat Kittens Learn to Be Wild

by Julie Hauserman

Den of Two: Orphaned Bobcat Kittens Learn to Be Wild The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center creates a temporary home for two babies who need to stay wild to survive. When a seven-week-old orphaned bobcat arrived at the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, Calif., he was friendly and happy-and that wasn't good. It's best that wild bobcats don't get too comfortable with humans, and this little guy-dubbed "Happy Bob" needed to quickly be separated from people once his immediate medical needs were met.  Read More

Why Swim with the Sharks When You Can Stay in the Baby Pool? Challenges Facing Gen X

by Leslie G. Ungar

Why Swim with the Sharks When You Can Stay in the Baby Pool? Challenges Facing Gen X For a decade Gen X had it all. They were the babies in the corporate family. Demographics and talking heads professed Gen X as the savior of the free world. Everyone: corporate, non profits, family business and the arts scrambled to figure out how to include them, promote them, reward them, evaluate them, and make room for them. That is pretty much how we spent the last decade. Read More

Getting Started on the Right Foot

by Joseph Sommerville, Ph.D.

Getting Started on the Right Foot Professional speakers recognize the important role an effective introduction plays in a successful presentation. You too, can benefit from a better understanding of how a thoughtfully crafted introduction will improve your chances of success. We’ll look at both the act of being introduced before the presentation, as well as the beginning the presentation itself through some frequently asked questions or FAQs. Read More

The Datai Langkawi: Pristine Perfection in the Malaysian Rainforest

by Madison Freeman

The Datai Langkawi: Pristine Perfection in the Malaysian Rainforest The Datai Langkawi is well known to international luxury travelers and has been regarded as “the standard bearer for luxury hotels in Malaysia” since opening in 1993.  Situated on the northwest tip of Langkawi Island, The Datai Langkawi is nestled inside an ancient rainforest, with a secluded and private white sandy beach facing the calm azure-blue Andaman Sea.  Quite simply, the scenery at this beautiful and romantic location is stunning. Read More

Château Eza: A Jewel Box of the Cote d'Azur

by Madison Freeman

Château Eza: A Jewel Box of the Cote d'Azur Long before tourists came to Eze, Romans walked the narrow winding streets of the village. They appreciated the exhilarating views of the sea and wealth of natural beauty from one of the highest points along the French Riviera – over 400 meters above sea level. Unfortunately, they could not rest their weary heads at the luxury boutique hotel, Château Eza – but you can. Château Eza is arguably the most stunning and intimate hotel on the Côte d’Azur and is set along the highest point of the French Riviera, at 400 meters above the sea. Read More

Where the Wildest Things Are: Sourcing Preserves for Best Sightings

by Madison Freeman

Where the Wildest Things Are: Sourcing Preserves for Best Sightings The world’s wonders come in many shapes and sizes, and, truth to tell, most of them aren’t man-made. Rather they’re the flock of migratory birds descending at twilight on a wetland or the whisper of a shadow, perhaps it really is a Clouded Leopard, in the forest. These wonders, often elusive, can be found around the planet. Following is a sketch of where and when to look for them and a strategy for finding them.  Read More

Outstanding Design, Unrivalled Luxury: Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase

by Chris Brander

Outstanding Design, Unrivalled Luxury: Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase Amidst the warm ocean breezes of Pebble Beach this year, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars proudly presents Ghost Extended Wheelbase, the newest member of the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars luxury family. Instantly recognizable as a Rolls-Royce, this is the latest beautiful model to proudly carry the famous Spirit of Ecstasy hood figurine, a mascot celebrating her centenary in 2011. Read More
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