Johnny Cakes Showdown: St. Lucia Johnny Cakes vs. Jamaica Johnny Cakes
Oct23

Johnny Cakes Showdown: St. Lucia Johnny Cakes vs. Jamaica Johnny Cakes

Johnny cakes. Johnnycakes. Hoecakes. Johnny bread. There are as many names as there are actual real life variations. Johnnycakes are one of those regional specialties which while based on a similar starting point, become wildly divergent over time as ingredients change, and habits and then traditions emerge. Over the past year, I’ve encountered two such variations of the Johnny cake. The St. Lucian Johnny cake, and the Jamaican...

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My Time as a Yahoo Contributor & The Death of Yahoo Contributor Network
Sep02

My Time as a Yahoo Contributor & The Death of Yahoo Contributor Network

The end of July brought the end of an era for myself and for a great many freelance writers — the Yahoo Contributor Network, formerly known as Associated Content way back when, shut down. Not only was YCN closing its doors to new material, but Yahoo went as far as removing the entire library of content which had ever been created through that platform. Every last drop, gone. Poof! It’s like all of those things you did...

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Klitschko and Pacquiao as Presidents? What If Boxers Ruled the World?
Oct24

Klitschko and Pacquiao as Presidents? What If Boxers Ruled the World?

Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs in the ring, 1-2 in elections) has officially declared that he’ll run for the Ukraine presidency in 2015. This follows a stint in the country’s parliament and the creation of his own political party, the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform — UDAR, or “punch”, in Ukrainian — which now holds 42 parliamentary seats, good for the third highest...

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Top 4 Scary Ways to Die Over the Next 4 Billion Years
Oct18

Top 4 Scary Ways to Die Over the Next 4 Billion Years

The Top Ways that the Universe Will Kill You Think you’re going to live forever? Think again. Even if you defy human mortality, the universe will catch up to you sooner or later. No, I’m not talking about environmental pollution, I’m talking about the end of the planet. The end of our galaxy. The end of the universe. Put simply, the universe is very much trying to kill you. Here are the top 4 scary ways you could die...

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The Bespoke Suit Effect for Grooms
Jul17

The Bespoke Suit Effect for Grooms

During your wedding there are dozens of variables, big and small, which could serve to add more stress or anxiety to your day. The way I looked and felt in my bespoke suit though was never one of them. From the “first look” before the ceremony to our official entrance at the reception, from the many photo sessions with the bridal party and our family to our first dance with everyone attentively watching, I knew I looked...

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