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Travel-Friendly Gadgets for Kids

April 17th, 2014 by live-top

Need to keep your kids entertained on the road? Don’t forget to pack some of these great gadgets on your next trip.

Traveling with kids can be rough. Long car rides and flights can be a testament to your patience if your child starts getting bored. Thankfully, technology has created dozens of gadgets to satisfy children of all ages.

We surveyed employees with sons, daughters, nieces, and nephews to see what kind of tech keeps the kids occupied while traveling. This set of gadgets — and the thousands of apps you can download for them — will surely keep your children from asking the inevitable question: “Are we there yet?” Read the rest of this entry »

Lasagna: Then and Now

April 17th, 2014 by live-top

Lasagna must be one of the most delectable dishes in the Italian repertoire. Lasagna, however, unlike most Italian dishes is not a simple preparation. Lasagna is a carefully planned assembly. While the individual ingredients of lasagna are rather straightforward, the assembly of those ingredients is very complex; and, depending it what you chose to include can be somewhat costly. In my childhood, lasagna was not something you saw at just any time. In my childhood, lasagna was a dish reserved for holidays. From some acquaintances of Italian extraction, lasagna was not known at any time of the year. In my family lasagna was always the first main course for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. It was a dense casserole of alternating layers of the lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese and what we called “gravy.” Read the rest of this entry »

Cappellini hits sweet spot with Candy table, Lace lamp

April 16th, 2014 by live-top

Giulio Cappellini No, it’s not some Don Draper-devised take on Rodin’s “The Thinker” staged with midcentury modern accent tables. This is Giulio Cappellini, artistic director of Cappellini, the Italian furniture manufacturer known for more than 30 years for discovering talent and producing works by designers such as Jasper Morrison, Marcel Wanders and the Bouroullec and Campana brothers. Read the rest of this entry »

PA Liquor Control Board Unveils Android Mobile Application

April 16th, 2014 by live-top



iPhone App reaches more than 12,000 downloads

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Providing added convenience for busy consumers, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board today launched its latest e-commerce application for Android smartphones. Read the rest of this entry »

Olde Towne Pet Resort and Northern Virginia Magazine Partner to Celebrate the Area’s Cutest Dogs!

April 16th, 2014 by live-top

PRNewswire/ – Northern Virginia Magazine, a magazine known for its tireless dedication to its community, has been looking for the cutest dog in Northern Virginia as part of its annual Dog Days of Summer and WagFest 2012 event. This exciting and local pet-focused event — which is presently scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 10 am - 2 pm and is expected to draw several hundred pet parents from all areas of Northern Virginia — is being hosted by Olde Towne Pet Resort Dulles in Loudoun County, just off of Route 28 North and Nokes Boulevard and located at 21460 Squire Court in Sterling, Virginia, 20166. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Choose The Right Commercial Kitchen Equipment To Make Your Business A Success

April 16th, 2014 by live-top


There are different types of commercial kitchen appliances and considering they are a part of the fixed assets of your business this will mean that you have to make a one-time investment that is worthwhile. In other words, you have to think a little bit harder on the kind of equipments that are necessary for your kitchen. This is where you learn that even though the best in the market may be a little bit more expensive, for commercial purposes and a wise investment then it should not be too much. On the other hand, it all depends on what you want and what business prospects you have for your restaurant. Otherwise, some of the best tips on how to choose commercial kitchen equipment include: Read the rest of this entry »

Cross-Cultural Sharing With Food: Liège Waffles

April 16th, 2014 by live-top

One of the wonderful things about traveling is trying food from other cultures. Oftentimes this food is similar to what we’re used to at home, but just slightly different due to preparation, ingredients, or other regional reasons.

Today I’d like to introduce you to the Liège waffle. This Belgian waffle isn’t what we think of in the United States when we hear the name “Belgian Waffle.” It is yeast based, and contains pearl sugar. It is much denser, sweeter, and crunchier than your typical pour-maple-syrup-on-it variety. In my family, we tend to eat this variety on its own, as finger food. Plus they are more a dessert than part of a meal. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Guide To Life Changing Home Improvement

April 15th, 2014 by live-top

There is no doubt that your home has a huge impact on your mood. Research indicates that people spend the majority of their time either in their home or in their workplace. If you have a home business, you will find that your home has an even greater influence on your attitude about life. When you love where you live, it is easier to be happy. If you want to turn your house into the home of your dreams, read on for some great ideas.

First of all, you will want to look around your home and spot any noticeable eyesores, such as water stains in the ceiling or a cracked window. Once these issues are resolved, your home will feel much more welcoming and comfortable and will also be more reflective of your personal style. You can also replace old furniture with new and do away with shelving if you choose.

Make your home bigger. Sometimes rearranging can be a waste of time, as the available square footage is insufficient. This is when an addition to the house should be considered. Sometimes it is beneficial to make minor additions to the area and create a more spacious feel to the house.

You can increase the value of your home by adding a spa or a pool. These improvements will not only make your house more inviting, but they will also give you much enjoyment. This is something that improves the worth of your house.

Look at your home’s lighting. Most of the time, changing it can brighten a dark spot in your house and make a room better. Change old bulbs to have better lighting. Fixing your light fixtures can give your home a brighter, newer look.

Start a garden for yourself. You will want to spend more time at your house if you put effort into creating a beautiful garden. Get a gardener to improve your garden or yard for you if you are not capable. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, you’ll still get the amazing benefits of a green space, including a more beautiful home and a greater sense of relaxation. Plants and greenery are well known for creating fresh air and brightening spaces. You have the option of planting flowers you can pick later for bouquets, or fresh herbs, vegetables, and fruits you can add to your meals.

It is important that you not only improve the inside of your home, but the outside as well. Change the color of the roof, and you will improve the look. This is great not only for you and your family, but also for your guests.

{Your home is where you spend most of your time, so having one that you really love can make you feel satisfied with your life in general. That said, making pleasing home improvements simply makes sense from both an emotional and a financial standpoint.

|Since a significant portion of your time will be spent in your home, you should feel happy and comfortable there. So, making improvements to your house isn’t just good from a financial perspective, it will also help you emotionally.

|Since you spend so much time at home, you are much happier overall if you are happy with your house. Home improvements are great for increasing your home’s value and improving your well-being.

|Since you spend so much time in your home, keeping it beautiful keeps you happy while you are there. In addition to being a good investment, fixing your home also helps to improve your mental state.

|A home that you are happy with is important since you spend so much time inside. Home improvements are an investment in your future financially as well as emotionally.

|While home improvements will make you happier, they should also be looked at as an investment. If you enjoy your home, you spend time there.

|Home ownership is an important part in your life, and your home represents who you are by showing off your personal tastes. You should get involved with home improvement and help add to the value of your home.

|Because you spend a lot time inside your home, you should make sure that you like how your house looks and how it makes you feel every time you are inside it. No matter how your decide to improve your home, your project will work to increase the value of the home and to improve your quality of life.

|Many people spend a vast amount of time in their home. Anything you can do to make your home a more enjoyable place to spend your time is a great way to spend your money. It will also add value to your property if you want to move.

|Since you spend a good bit of time in your home, it is important that you enjoy it. Adding fun things to your home not only increases its value, but also makes you more relaxed. Read the rest of this entry »

Obama’s visit to Kenny’s BBQ: What does it mean?

April 15th, 2014 by live-top

Why did President Obama visit Kenny’s Smokehouse? Maybe it was simply for a plate of the joint’s ribs. (Mary Lou Foy for The Washington Post)
You know what the president of the United States and a super hero have in common? Neither can afford to reveal their true identities. Read the rest of this entry » to Sell Handmade Wood Cutting Boards by Chatelle Inc.

April 15th, 2014 by live-top

PORTLAND, OREGON — Online retailer is pleased to announce its decision to sell handmade wood cutting boards crafted by Chatelle Inc. Later, will also offer other products by the Oregon City, Ore.-based manufacturer.

The affiliation of the two companies gives consumers easier access to the high-quality wood cutting boards by Chatelle (, which specializes in furniture and woodworking. It also allows online shoppers the ability to avoid ordering cutting boards manufactured from unknown overseas sources. Read the rest of this entry »