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Get Your Wheels Turning


Where is the one place you can get hot and sweaty with strangers in a dark room while listening to loud music without enraging your significant other? SPIN CLASS!

Spin classes offer high intensity workouts that are becoming more readily available as trendy spin studios are popping up all over the country.

What’s great about spin class is you don’t need to be an expert cyclist to enjoy the ride. All you need is your gym clothes, water, sweat towel,

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Fitness Fuel

Keeping Fit In LA – For Free!


Famous Angelenos know a thing or two about keeping their bodies red carpet ready. And while most celebs sweat it out in exclusive gyms with hunky personal trainers, you may spy a famous face huffing and puffing up the Santa Monica Stairs or wending their way to the top of Runyon Canyon. The best thing about these two workout spots is that you don’t have to be a member of the A-List to enjoy them and they are absolutely free.

The Santa Monica Stairs is a set of two sta

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Bottoms Up

A Beginner's Guide to Whiskey


Let me begin by saying that whiskey isn’t for everyone and it took me a long time to truly begin to appreciate it for it’s awesomeness. Once I began to enjoy whiskey, I found it difficult to know what to buy, what it all meant, and the best ways to enjoy my whiskey. 



I have put together a quick guide to getting better acquainted with the world of whiskey. You’ll find everything you need to know to buy, drink, and order your whiskey with

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Brand Yourself

How Google's New SEO Rules Affect Your Personal Brand


If you know anything about SEO, you know Google's latest Hummingbird algorithm has changed content marketing and made it more about quality and less about keywords. If you don't, you don't know what the hell I'm talking about. Let me explain: For the last couple years, Google has been cracking down on search engine optimization (SEO) spammers. They released two algorithm updates — Panda and Penguin — that made marketers like me change how we did content market

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Bottoms Up

I've Seen The Light


For the purpose of this blog “Light” beers are ones that light in color and not the Bud Lights and Coor’s Lights of the world. Just like my list on Dark beers, it is way too hard to create a list of just 5 beers because there too many great choices. These are my favorite 5 I’m currently enjoying. 

Again I don’t do tasting notes just my personal opinion. 

Harpoon Brewery - UFO White http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beer/10/u

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Bottoms Up

10 Facts About Beer That May Shock You!


Babylonians Took it Seriously

Ancient Babylonians were among the first cultures to brew beer. It ’s believed that they took the process so seriously that if the brewer made a bad batch they would be drowned in their own beer. That had to be a pretty big risk to entry when deciding whether to start your own brewpub back in the day.

Women Dominate

The first brewers were traditionally all women. They were called “brewsters” and in

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Career Coach

Four Do's and Don'ts For Job Hunting


People make a lot of mistakes when they're between jobs. They say the wrong thing on LinkedIn, spend all day on the job boards, and they just do the wrong thing overall. But you can greatly reduce your search time and improve your odds if you just follow these four do's and don'ts.

1. DON'T Put "Unemployed" or "Looking" On Your LinkedIn Profile

Right or wrong (mostly wrong), potential employers judge you by whether you'r

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Brand Yourself

Four Personal Branding Secrets With Social Media


After Tuesday's review of the Branding Yourself book on using social media to develop your personal brand, I knew I had to talk about a few of the techniques I've read in the book and experienced first hand.

Social media has become the de facto communication tool for many people, especially in business. So why not harness its power for your own job search? Here are four tactics you can/should try for your next career move.

1. Connec

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Bottoms Up

Numi Organic Tea Is As Fresh As It’s Arabic Meaning


Being a tea lover, I was excited when I received a package in the mail from Numi introducing me to their passion for creating a high quality product. Before I brewed my first cup I wanted to get some clarity on this brand. Who are they? Why are they in this business? What’s their story?

I’m a story-behind-the-story geek and I’m much more likely to support you (with my wallet) if you have a good story. A story that goes beyond, “Hey, I’ve got a

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Talk. Stop. Chew.

Shurky Jurky Is The Sure Thing


As you continue to embark upon your much wanted and needed regimen of health and happiness in 2014, I’m happy to introduce you to one of my favorite new snack discoveries – Shurky Jurky. 

The Shurky Jurky Founders are Mike Shur and Megan Stack. Mike (CEO & CFO) describes himself as a reformed investment banker from New York City turned social entrepreneur. Megan is a Vermont native and a practicing, full-time Oregon family nurse practitioner.

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