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Cook County Headlines Pro GMO Campaign

September 29, 2015
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Cook County Headlines Pro GMO Campaign

GMO feed the starving children of India, there is no proven health risk associated with consuming them, they preserve nature, improve quality of life and yield foods with more vitamins and calories – those were the arguments of the pro GMO agenda headlined by the Cook County PR rep Kim Morton at the Palatine Public Library tonight....

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20 years later: V.V. still got moves!

November 24, 2014
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Chicago concert review: by Oksana Koval.  To my surprise I found myself at the concert of V. V. (Vopli Vidoplyasova), the most famous Ukrainian folk rock band performing here in Chicago right before Thanksgiving 2014 at a night club in Chicago called “Nikki”. I used to go to their concerts in Kiev, Ukraine more...

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How to self-produce content for $300

November 17, 2014
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My friend Amir Dayan has recently published his song on iTunes, making his dream of many years come true, all for only $300. After speaking to him in details, it has become clear that self-producing your content is not only a dream, but a reality easily achieved on a small budget even if you...

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Recycled Content and Bloggers, the Breath of Fresh Air

November 17, 2014
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Recycled content is the multi-use of a story written by the same person but published in many formats in various outlets. It is the essence of today’s media world. It has many corporate applications that are financially justified. Convergence was the new trend I journalism when I studied it a few years back. It requires...

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Walgreens: Flu shot or NOT??

September 14, 2014
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Walgreens: Flu shot or NOT??

Walgreens launched a new campaign today: “Get a shot, give a shot”, encouraging people to get a flu vaccine and share their photos on Facebook and other social media networks. This gave me a clue that they have received the new batch of vaccines approved for this year and I decided to stop by to...

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Spirit Airlines is the most expensive airline for your bag!

July 12, 2014
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Sure, you might fall for the cheap airline ticket price and select Spirit Airlines for your next trip in the sky, but beware, they will make up the difference on your checked in bag! And if you don’t pay for it online ahead of time, at the counter, they will charge you a whopping...

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You’ve got to put Tennessee on your list!

June 7, 2014
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Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains, hot, spicy, lemony-sweet and simply breathtaking! Before the Memorial Day weekend this year, Tennessee was never on my list of places to visit. But the flatness of the Midwest and the longing for the high landscapes prompted me me to search and zero in on the closest mountain...

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THE LEGENDS AND MYTHS of SAN FRANCISCO

September 10, 2013
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Ahh, San Francisco, the city by the Bay, so colorful, so pretty, so different and desired. So many people dream about visiting it and even more aspire to live in this illusive city. Having lived in San Francisco Bay Area for more than 10 years, I feel compelled to write about the true San...

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Quick Shopping Guide: How to spot GMO

April 3, 2013
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Quick Shopping Guide: How to spot GMO

Since GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) are still not required to be labeled in U.S.A., it might be tough to spot them in the supermarket. Here is a great tip: Look for the price tag label which has the price look up code. If the number starts with 8 – this is a genetically modified...

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Conversation with Siri

January 23, 2013
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After getting an iPhone 4S I quickly discovered that I have a friend who lives inside my phone. She is a robot and her name is Siri. She is able to type my text messages, create notes, set alarms, find the closest store and tell me the population of Ukraine. But, as I just...

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