By NICK CHILES
Researchers have found that the children of the poor spend more time than children of wealthier families using technology to play and waste time, rather than for constructive things. While we were spending all that time fretting about the digital divide in the 90′s, it turns out that as the divide began to close, a new divide was growing—the “wasting time” divide.
But as with everything else concerning children and childhood, what this divide is really about is children of the poor don’t get as much quality time with their parents—whether that time is spent preparing dinner in the kitchen, reading a book together, walking in the park, talking about the events of the day, or searching for crazy factoids on the computer about beetles. Read more…
Who: Lashaun Turner
What: TRC Social Media & Look Like A STar* Public Relations
Why: Look Like A Star Public Relations specializes in servicing the Publicity needs of Independent (unsigned) Music Artists in the genre’s of Hip-Hop, Rap, Soul, Urban Pop and RnB. The company engages social media networking,niche marketing, and other advanced techniques to increase exposure for it’s clients. We deliver your music to targeted industry connections. We supply artists with opportunities for Press exposure through Interviews, Featured Articles, Radio Spins, and Press Release /EPK distribution.. Read more…
If you could share your current STD status with someone instantly through your phone or other application device, would you?
STFree introduces the new Chec-Mate™ application; the world’s first and only Smartphone application developed for the iOS and Android device that will allow you to verify, share or exchange your recent Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening dates and results instantly, securely and confidentially.
Chec-Mate™ is the brainchild of Eli Dancy, founder of STFree Certifications Inc. and creator of the unprecedented Safe Sex License, which is recognized by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. “We are excited that advancements in technology have provided us with an opportunity to be the first to provide the world a secure platform to safely exchange lifesaving information” says Dancy.
I got a chance to test drive Lincoln’s all new MKZ Hybrid Luxury Vehicle all around New York City. To be honest, I’ve never driven a Lincoln before and I always thought the brand was for,
how do I say it, the generation ahead of mine. I will say, the style and perks with the all new MKZ were a pleasant surprise. See my thoughts below.
I was very intrigued by the style of the MKZ. It is slightly aggressive, yet refined. It also has “the car next door” look to it which means it is slightly unassuming. I think the style fits quite nicely because you don’t reek of pretentiousness after you open the car door to step out. One is also pleasantly surprised when he takes a peek inside to find leather seats and a smartly laid out dash.
“Smart Gauge” Read more…
By T. Strong
The all women’s drive event, “Heels and Wheels” was held in sunny Palm Springs, California and of course, we there. With 11 different vehicles to drive and experience, it was definitely a busy week. From General Motors to Chevrolet, Honda, Dodge and Saab, these manufacturers really rolled out the red carpet to make sure we all had a great time. Each vehicle had quite a few desired features, so to say it was difficult to to narrow it down would be an understatement. In order of my own personal preference, here are the best features of each.
GM Acadia Denali – GM is one of the global sales leaders and judging by all the bells and whistles of this truck, I can see why. My favorite feature? The Windshield Hologram. And, with one touch of the key fob, I can open the rear lift gate with ease. You can’t go wrong with 24 highway mpg and a V6, 3.6L engine.
Volvo C-70 – There’s nothing better than riding around in a convertible…especially in Cali. The C-70’s top goes down fully in 30 seconds. You could go from incognito to all out swag while waiting at a stop light. This beauty has the largest rear seat and trunk of any hardtop convertible. Read more…