Fitness Product Review: Epitomie Fitness PowerSkip Jump Rope

Epitomie Fitness PowerSkip Jump Rope greenThis is a fitness product review of the Epitomie Fitness PowerSkip Jump Rope.  I’d never really jumped rope before, but just before the beginning of the year (and shortly after being released to full activity following a hernia surgery), I decided to learn.  After all, who doesn’t want a body like a boxer’s?

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1 Year Old Baby Ava Kalea to Hit the Ski Slopes This Winter: Updated

Ava Kalea Skiing BabyLooking for Strategic Partnerships for Skiing Baby Project

(Updated 10/11/17)

This post first appeared on a LinkedIn ski professionals group pages and then on Awesome Travel Guides.  Thought it should also be posted here directly on Ava Kalea’s site so that her friends, family and fans will all know what she is up to.

Ava Kalea was a year old on 9/7/17 and we are looking forward to getting her on the snow this coming season.  She received her first pair of skis for her first birthday and has been watching lots of YouTube videos of other babies skiing.

Considering spending a full month (or more) in Salt Lake City to ski at Park City or some of the other local resorts. Figuring 30 days on the snow will do her (and her parents) well.

Could potentially get Epic, Mountain Collective, or MAX passes and do some traveling – possibly having our baby ski in every resort on a pass …

We will be filming the entire process and progress – and posting daily on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. This a really great opportunity for ski and travel partners to get the word out about how great they are for family skiing and snowboarding.

Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on how to hook up some partnerships and/or the best way(s) to get Ava Kalea up to speed?

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Google and Walmart Partner to Battle Amazon

This post first appeared at Local Business Scoop
Google and Walmart Partnership to Battle Amazon
by Sridhar Ramaswamy, Senior Vice President of Ads & Commerce at Google

Shopping isn’t always as easy as it should be. When was the last time you needed to pick up something from the store but didn’t have the time to make the trip? Or you went to the store only to realize they didn’t have the brand you wanted? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get what you want, however you want, from the stores where you already shop? We launched Google Express and shopping on the Google Assistant to do just that: make it faster and easier for you to shop your stores like Costco, Target and now Walmart.

Welcome Walmart

We’re entering an exciting partnership with Walmart to bring 

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Costco, Target and Walmart Partner with Google to Go to War Against Amazon

Google and Walmart Partnership to Battle Amazonby Sridhar Ramaswamy, Senior Vice President of Ads & Commerce at Google

Shopping isn’t always as easy as it should be. When was the last time you needed to pick up something from the store but didn’t have the time to make the trip? Or you went to the store only to realize they didn’t have the brand you wanted? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get what you want, however you want, from the stores where you already shop? We launched Google Express and shopping on the Google Assistant to do just that: make it faster and easier for you to shop your stores like Costco, Target and now Walmart. Continue reading “Costco, Target and Walmart Partner with Google to Go to War Against Amazon”

Automobility LA Announces Theme for Microsoft’s 2017 Design & Developer Challenge

Automobility LA 2017The theme for this year’s Design & Develop Challenge, “Smarter L.A. 2060,” will focus on what life will be like in Los Angeles if it were to host the 2060 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Leading automotive, transportation, mobility, technology, architecture and design companies are being asked to truly think about the future and develop a smart transportation/mobility plan that will showcase how 20 million citizens, volunteers, athletes, dignitatires and visitors will get around the city. Continue reading “Automobility LA Announces Theme for Microsoft’s 2017 Design & Developer Challenge”

Bridgepoint Education Receives Communitas Award for Community Service

San Diego’s Bridgepoint Education has won the 2017 Communitas Award for Leadership in Community Service and Corporate Social Responsibility. This category is the most comprehensive of the Communitas Awards categories, as nominees must demonstrate a holistic effort to help the community rather than one specific initiative or project. The award recognizes Bridgepoint’s charitable activities from June 2016 through June 2017.

The Communitas Awards is an international effort that acknowledges organizations and individuals that give their resources selflessly and are changing the way they conduct business to benefit their communities. The program is part of 

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San Diego Law Office of Vikas Bajaj Announces New Scholarship

Vikas Bajaj Esq San Diego Criminal Defense AttorneyThe Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC, a criminal defense firm in San Diego, CA, announces its new annual scholarship.

The Bajaj Law Scholarship will be awarded to one college or law student throughout the U.S. based on their academic record and essay. The recipient will receive $2,500.

“Law school has become significantly more expensive over the years. We are proud to offer


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4 Reasons Bosses Should Encourage Meditation At Work

Barbara Cox PhdThe co-worker two cubicles down who appears to be nodding off may not be indulging an afternoon nap after all.

Instead, he or she could be in a state of meditation, and the bosses likely are happy about that – or at least they should be.

“It’s not uncommon now for big corporations to encourage meditation during breaks and even hold meditation events during working hours,” says Dr. Barbara Cox, a consulting psychologist 

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Ashford University’s Leader Development Grant (LDG) Program Proves Great Success

Ashford University logoAshford University’s Leader Development Grant (LDG) is designed to assist Ashford’s corporate partners in offering education options that can help them develop and retain their employees. The LDG program, when combined with a partner company’s tuition assistance program, allows eligible students to earn their degree without student loan debt. Students who are eligible for the grant will have their educational costs covered by their employer, in addition to tuition for all eligible courses, course materials, technology fees, prior learning assessment fees, and graduation fees paid for. Continue reading “Ashford University’s Leader Development Grant (LDG) Program Proves Great Success”

Bellevue LifeSpring Opens New Flagship Store Concept; Moves Offices to Bellevue Square

Thrift Culture Bellevue LifespringBellevue LifeSpring recently announced an expansion and continuation of a 70-year legacy with Kemper Development Company (KDC) with the grand opening of its new flagship store concept on the third floor of Bellevue Square. The new space houses both its administrative offices and the newly designed and named shop, Thrift Culture (formerly the Bellevue LifeSpring Thrift Shop).
Bellevue LifeSpring’s thrift shop has been an institution at The Bellevue Collection since Kemper Freeman, Sr. became involved with the organization in 1947 and founded a legacy that would span more than 70 years and three generations. He guaranteed the shop rent on Kemper Development property for only $1 a year so that this critical Bellevue organization can raise funds by selling high-quality new and gently-used merchandise. Continue reading “Bellevue LifeSpring Opens New Flagship Store Concept; Moves Offices to Bellevue Square”