Quick Connection to Local Businesses 411

Who needs the Yellow Pages? Nobody, if the word gets out about Google’s 1-800-GOOG-411 service, which is free. From any phone, dial 800-GOOG-411, name the business and you’re connected. And, in more ways than one. The service will also text message local area info to you as well. Here’s the promo video from Google: If […]

Aggressive Marketing by Amazon

Amazon has the talent and resources to launch promo after promo and consumers are benefiting in a big way. Amazon’s current promotion is focusing on back-to-school specials, free shipping from select merchants and free magazines. Customers get a subscription to Lucky, Teen Vogue or GQ Magazine with their purchase. The following is an excerpt of […]

Petroleum Engineers Wanted

As the price of oil soars so does the demand for petroleum engineers. But is petroleum engineering the right career path or even the right energy for the planet? Are the oil producing countries using the windfall profits wisely? Does the world really need “man-made” islands?

US Olympic Committee Names Chris Witty to Carry U.S. Flag

US Olympic Committee Names Chris Witty to Carry U.S. Flag The U.S. Olympic Team elected five-time Olympian Chris Witty as the flag bearer to lead the USA delegation into Friday night’s Opening Ceremony in Torino. “To be able to lead the U.S. Team into the Opening Ceremonies is a great honor,” said Witty, a three-time […]

Staying Motivated

It’s no secret. The biggest challenge for you and I is finding the motivation to begin an exercise program or continue one recently started. Together, how can we inspire each other to make fitness a priority everyday? Our health is so important. Let’s get started. First, we’ll both need to accept the fact that living […]

Fitness Franchises Growing Strong

Franchise 500 – 2006 Ranking Two fitness franchises rank within the Top 25 on the Franchise 500 – 2006 Ranking, as reported by Entrepreneur Magazine. Curves, a well-known chain of women’s fitness and weight-loss centers, comes in at number 3 on the list. Jazzercise Inc., a chain offering dance fitness programs, ranks at number 25. […]

Exercises and Workouts to Prepare for Skiing

Exercises and workouts to prepare you for skiing Heading to the slopes soon? A little prep can go a long way to enhancing your enjoyment and avoiding injury. If you plan to ski in February or March, now is the time to get started. I'll be heading to Colorado to ski Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and […]

Millions of Adults, Teens Fail Fitness Test

Millions of Adults, Teens Fail Fitness Test – Washington Post Rob Stein of the Washington Post today (Wednesday, December 21, 2005) reported a large proportion of Americans are out of shape, with teenagers in particular being the ones likely to be unfit. This report is somewhat surprising given most teenages tend to be more active […]