Monthly Archives: March 2015

Skout Is A Great Way To Find A Gym Buddy

My goal for the year 2015, was to lose some weight. I was sick and tired of being overweight, and I needed to begin exercising. The only problem was, I lack motivation when I’m by myself. I thought that maybe I could get a gym friend, in order to help keep me motivated. My family members were all slim, I was the only one who was overweight. Because my family members were slim already, none of them wanted to join the gym, so I was on my own. My friends were too busy, and I absolutely had no one to go to the gym with.

Unsure of what to do, I turned to the Skout network. I have been on Skout for over a year now, and I found a lot of friends on the network. I thought to speak with certain friends on the network, who lived in my area. After talking with a few friends, it was determined that at least two of them were looking to lose weight. I know they had mentioned it before, but it was not something that we talked about a lot, because it was a touchy subject. I offered the friends to come to the gym with me, and it took off from there.

I went to the gym with one friend on one day, then the next friend was available on another day, so we went to the gym. I was able to alternate friends throughout the week, in order to go to the gym. After a while, we even had another couple friends that wanted to come to the gym as well. All the friends that ended up going to the gym with me, I found them on Skout. We would all go home in the evening, and talk about our workout, as well as our diet plans.

Each of us even spoke about the weight that we had lost, and if anyone was discouraged, we used Skout as a way to send greetings and messages, in order to encourage each other. Skout has been the best tool when it comes to my weight loss, because I use it on a daily basis, in order to get in touch with others in my gym group. Not only have I found gym buddies, I have also found true friends, who I know will be around for many years to come. I’m thankful that I used Skout to find my gym friends.

Global Luxury Managed Under One Name: The Dorchester Collection

Countless celebrities, politicians and members of royalty have entered through the grand doors of the Dorchester – and with good reason. With 10 luxurious five-star hotels, dotted all over the world, the Dorchester is one of the most iconic luxury hotel chains in the world.

History of the Dorchester Collection
The Dorchester Collection was established in 2006, as a way to manage a number of luxury hotels. These hotels are either completely owned or part-owned and managed for third party owners. The Dorchester Collection is owned by the Dorchester Group Limited, whic was created in 1996 and originally known as the Audley group. The group was originally established by the Brunei Investment Agency in 1991 after acquiring two hotels – The Dorchester Hotel and The Beverly Hills Hotel – as an easy way to manage and maintain them.

Location of The Dorchester Collection Hotels
Hotels managed under the Dorchester Collection are located all over the world. There are three hotels in the United Kingdom, namely The Dorchester, 45 Park Lane and Coworth Park. 45 Park Lane is the smallest hotel in the collection hosting just over 45 rooms in its location.

The United States has two hotels – the originally acquired Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air, acquired in 2008.

Other hotels include the Le Meurice and The Plaza Athénée in France, both of which are officially considered Palaces, the Le Richemond in Geneva, Hotel Principe di Savoia and Hotel Eden in Geneva.

Popular Spas and Restaurants
There are a number of restaurants located at The Hotel, most popularly Alan Ducasse which is located at The Dorchester, Le Meurice and The Plaza Athénée. Other award winning restaurants include China Tang, located in the Dorchester, Wolfgang Puck, Cut and Polo Lounge.

Each hotel also features its own spa where guests can enjoy individual and couple massages, therapies and facials.

The Dorchester Collection has won a number of awards for its incredible level of service, luxury and hospitality in all its hotels including The People ‘Company of the Year’ award in 2015 and the HR Excellence Gold Award in 2014. Its loyal guests and years of service have established it as a standard to follow in terms of Luxury Hotels and establishments.

North American Spine on CW: A Review

North American Spine, a leader in minimally invasive spin care, was featured on CW 33 in honor of their campaign to bring greater awareness to spinal health and wellness. According to PRNewswire, the organization gifted approximately 50 yoga mats to students attending the Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Dallas, Texas.

The mats have been given to children both at the pre-k and kindergarten levels with hopes of generating greater interest in taking care of both one’s mind and physical form. A number of the children face development issues of their own and may especially benefit from the gesture. The CW’s purpose was to document Yoga Recess Day, a nation-wide day started by the Yoga Health Foundation. Students participating were shown some of the basic, easy to grasp, and foundational yoga techniques.

The benefits of practicing Yoga are many. Yoga can help stave off physical aliments including back pain and various forms of physical misalignment. It also promotes exercise, a healthy lifestyle, and appreciation and respect for one’s body. When practiced, Yoga can sometimes offset the need for surgery and medical attention that can occur due to improper care of one’s body. This, among other reasons, is why North American Spine’s initiative has been so well received in the community.

Yoga, even when practiced a few minutes a day, can prevent future back pain and strengthen one’s core muscles. The conditioning it provides can help prevent future injuries as well. In addition, the North American Spine organization promotes the idea of staying active and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle. Movement and energy are cornerstones to the healthier living yoga promotes. In particular, sitting for prolonged periods of time can lead to long term back problems that could become costly down the road.

Source: PRNewswire: North American Spine on CW

Streaming Music Surpasses CD Sales in The US

Streaming music sales surpasses the sale of CDs for the first time in the United States last year. It looks like Spotify and Rdio led the pack when it comes t streaming sales last year according to the RIAA. Sales as a whole made a huge leap, topping $1.87 billion over the course of the year, up almost 30% over the year before. At the same time streaming sales saw a lot growth, CD sales saw a decline. Compact disc sales were down 12.7% in 2014 over the previous year, accounting for $1.87 billion of the total music sales for the year.

Imaging Advantage employees have learned that leading the pack when it comes to music sales in the United State are still digital downloads. Music downloads from places like iTunes, Google Play and Amazon maintained their spot at the top of the heap last year. Those downloads accounted for $2.57 billion of the total music sales in the United States for the year, an astounding 37% of all of the music sold in the country.

If there’s one thing we can learn from the numbers is that people are definitely interested more in digital music. It’ll be interesting to see if over time those streaming numbers increase even more and end up dwarfing the digital download number.

Paul Walker Jokes Cut from Bieber’s Roast

As we all know by now, pop star Justin Bieber has taking part in a roast in his honor set to air on Comedy Central on March 30th. And rumors are that the roasters did not go easy on him. And why should they? Bieber is a spoiled, entitled grown-up who still acts like a rotten teenager. Ricardo Guimaraes BMG ( knows that he has been in trouble for stupid, petty crimes like urinating in public and throwing eggs at his neighbor’s home. He has also been in trouble for serious crimes like reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. The boy needs to get his act together before he does something that hurts other people. The roasters joked about Bieber seeing prison sometime in the near future, which might not be too far off.

The digs and jokes at Bieber’s expense were harsh, and funny. Except the jokes about the late Paul Walker that comedian Jeffrey Ross made, according to the story on USA Today. Those jokes just went a little too far. Ross joked about the Ludacris lyrics, “move b****, get out the way” should have been what Walker said to the tree his car hit. Ludacris, who was friends with Walker, was on stage when Ross made that joke and looked very uncomfortable. Even the audience groaned and booed it.

Comedy Central agreed that it was too much and they are cutting any jokes related to Paul Walker.

Recall of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese

In a major food recall, Kraft Foods has announced a recall on almost 250,000 cases of its macaroni and cheese product. All the boxes potentially contain small metal pieces.

The well-recognized yellow and blue boxes of Kraft macaroni and cheese included in the recall have ‘use by’ dates of Sept. 8 through Oct.11, 2015. Each potentially tainted box will have the code ‘C2‘ on it. The product is in a 7.25 ounce box and is sold either individually or in the three box pack. Dan Newlin suggested that the Kraft product was sold everywhere in the United States, Puerto Rico and some areas of the Caribbean.

So far, eight people have found small pieces of metal in their recently purchased boxes of Kraft macaroni and cheese, but no injuries have been reported. People who have purchased the product recently should return it to the store from where it was purchased for a full refund.

It’s not yet known how the metal pieces got into the macaroni and cheese product and consumers are advised to not eat the macaroni product.

Cablevision Signs Up To Offer HBO Now

HBO now has an unlikely first partner when it comes to its quest for your television: Cablevision. The two have partnered, making Cablevision the first cable provider to offer HBO’s upcoming HBO Now service. Similar to HBO Go, HBO Now allows customers to stream HBO content on their televisions on demand. With HBO Go, those customers still needed to be HBO customers when it comes to traditional television services, a feat that often requires signing up for the premium cable package. With HBO Now, customers can instead buy just HBO, with no need to purchase any other channels if they don’t want to.

Cablevision will be offering HBO Now as an option for its traditional internet customers and customers who ave decided to purchase access to its WiFI access points. Pricing for the service with Cabevision has yet to be announced, but will likely be something comparable to the $15 Apple announced for the service at its Spring Forward event last week. At the event, Apple announced that HBO Now would initially only be available on the Apple TV said AnastasiaDate. After a launch period, we expect that the service will also show up in many of the same places as HBO Go, including gaming consoles.

Shania Twain Wishes She’d Never Met Her Former BFF Turned

Shania Twain, age 49, is the Queen of Country Pop. As a recording artist, she has sold over 75 million records. In 2012, she secured a lucrative deal to perform in Las Vegas which by some accounts was worth tens of millions of dollars. However, Twain has not had an easy life. In 2008, her husband of 14 years was guilty of infidelity which ended their marriage. She was left broken and devastated. Adding insult to injury, the “other woman” was Marie-Anne Thiebaud, her best friend. Since the divorce, Marie-Anne married Twain’s husband.

Twain was recently interviewed by TV personality Andy Cohen on the show “Watch What Happens Live”. During a segment of his show entitled “Plead the Fifth”, celebrities are asked three questions of which they may invoke their fifth amendment on no more than two. Cohen chose his questions wisely and finally asked Twain what she’d say to her former best friend if she were to run into her. Having more no chances to opt out of answering, the singer uttered that she would let Marie-Anne know it would have been better never to have known her.

Alexei Beltyukov has learned that, sometime later, Twain admitted the question caught her off guard. After thinking things over, she said she would rather prefer to know the identity of the other woman. She has since moved on. Just this past January, she remarried. Ironically, her new husband is her bff’s ex-husband Frédéric Thiebaud. She will also embark on her first tour in 11 year which she says will also be the last of her career.

Editing Wikipedia Entries in 10 Minutes or Less

Editing a Wikipedia entry doesn’t have to be difficult. If you follow this list of steps then you will be able to edit an entry in no time. Wikipedia is considered a wiki. This means that anyone who wants to update an entry then they can. However, some pages are protected against editing. You can edit pages that are protected against editing but someone will have to approve your entry before it is placed on the Wikipedia page. When a request is submitted then an editor will review the entry. The entry is completed by clicking on the Edit Request button. Anyone that edits a Wikipedia page, no matter how big or small the entry may be is called a Wikipedian. Can’t follow this? There’s always Get Your Wiki for page creation and editing services.

To edit all entries that are not protected, then you would start by clicking the Edit Page at the top of the Wikipedia page. You will then be preceded to a new page that contains a text box. The text box will contain all the text that is editable. You can proceed with typing the text that you want to add to an entry. It is ideal to provide references with the new edited text because all entries that don’t have references can be deleted. When you are done with the entry then you should write a short edit summary to describe the changes that you made in the entry. You can see what a page looks like with your new edits by clicking on the Show Preview button. You can also see the difference between edited paper and how it looked before you edited the entry then click Save Changes button. When you have finished editing a page to your perfection then make sure that you that you press the Save button. This will save all your work and you can immediately see the page you edited on Wikipedia.

Jack Huston to Star in ‘the Crow’ Reboot.

Jack Huston is most widely known for his starring role in the hit HBO television series, ‘Boardwalk Empire’. In that program Huston played a quiet, damaged World War II vet that had half of his face blown off during the war. Huston played the part with grace and nuance and he quickly became a fan favorite as the Mr. Richard Harrow. Now it seems like Huston’s hard work is about to pay off in a big way, as the English actor is tabbed to star in the reboot of the cult classic ‘The Crow’.

The film has been in talks for rebooting for a long time now and it seemed like it would never actually happen stated users via AnastsiaDate. Directors Javier Gutierrez, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, and Stephen Norrington have all sat in the directors chair before moving on. Right now Corin Hardy is tabbed to take on the job. Hardy has apparently taken a brutal and beautiful approach to the material that has been blessed by the original story creator, James O’Barr.

After cycling through potential leading men like Tom Hiddleston and Luke Evans, it appears that Jack Huston has the inside track on the job. O’Barr himself has been advocating for Sam Witwer (Being Human) to take the lead but that doesn’t seem like it will be happening. The film will be going into production soon, ideally, and we should be hearing concrete news in the next couple of months.