Young Americans Abroad

U.S. students show more interest in studying abroad than ever. Millennials, or 18- to 29-year olds, thirst to experience the world first-hand after getting a taste of it from cyberspace and television. • 66% have passports Increasingly, U.S. colleges and
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Senate Law & Justice Committee Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

State Senator Jim Ferlo (D-Allegheny), Democratic Chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, announced that the Committee passed Senate Bill 1182 establishing access to medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. “After hearing so many moving and deeply personal stories on the issue of medical cannabis, I am proud that the Law (more...)

Tourism: $10 Billion Industry In Philadelphia

Annual Report Cover Photo: B. Krist for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™ VISIT PHILADELPHIA Annual Report Shows New Confidence & Record Numbers The VISIT PHILADELPHIA annual report, titled Philadelphia’s New Confidence, demonstrates the importance of the tourism and travel industry—with $10 billion in economic impact, for starters. “Greater Philadelphia’s travel industry enhances the (more...)

Jackie Breault Has Been Crowned Miss. Pennsylvania Plus

Jackie Breault has been crowned Ms. Pennsylvania Plus America 2014 at the Pennsylvania state pageant hosted by Raveena Media Group, Good L.U.C.K. Foundation Girls Bloom Program and A Beautiful Day Events and Weddings. The new Miss Pennsylvania Plus America Queen Jackie Breault will compete with women from all over the United (more...)

Grow Your Own Backyard Paradise in a Pot

By Melinda Myers Create a backyard escape with the help of container gardens. Whether you’re looking for a visit to the desert, an English garden or tropical paradise, a few planters can help create the mood. Reduce your workload and increase your enjoyment with a bit of planning and proper planting. Select a (more...)

French Businessman Makes Women Cry As a Profession

Nicolas Garreau, a 35-year-old French entrepreneur, decided that love would be his unusual job, putting his imagination and his romance skills at the service of men wishing, like him, to amaze their loved one in Paris. Only one goal for the Parisian businessman: make ladies cry in each of the (more...)

The Secret to a Bountiful Garden and Beautiful Landscape

by Melinda Myers Spring is here and the garden centers are filled with beautiful plants. Many of us are making our way to one or more of our favorite garden shops.  We leave with a car full of beautiful flowers and healthy vegetables with hopes of a bountiful harvest. But before that (more...)

Williams Planning June Forum on Marijuana Legalization in PA

With the Pennsylvania General Assembly moving forward on legislation to legalize medical cannabis, state Senator Anthony H. Williams will hold a forum next week at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, to discuss the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania. Sen. Anthony H. Williams’ free forum, “The Great (more...)

Philly Illnesses Going Around

Sickweather is prepared to help Philadelphians navigate through allergy season.  This is the weekly forecast for your area: Common Cold, Allergies, and Fever are going around in Philly.  Reports of Common Cold are on the rise. Animated 5-Day Common Cold Map: Animated 5-Day Allergies Map: Animated 5-Day Fever (more...)

What Will I Do This Summer?

By Terri Fedonczak Life Coach, Parent Counselor and Author of Field Guide to Plugged-In Parenting, Even if You Were Raised by Wolves Field Guide To Plugged-in Parenting Website Flowers are blooming, and birds are chirping. Bare legs are blinding us with their unearthly glow. This can only (more...)

Flood Safety Tips for Residents from the Nonprofit Federal Allian

With rain expected over the next few days, residents should take precautions to protect their home and family from the possibility of flooding. Eighteen to 24 inches of moving water can wash a SUV off of the road. In fact, according to the National Weather Service, more than (more...)

Mayor Nutter and Education Office Celebrate the Class of 2014

‘Toss Your Caps!’ event salutes graduates for their accomplishments Mayor Michael A. Nutter capped off the school year by celebrating the accomplishments of about 300 new graduates from colleges and universities in Philadelphia and the surrounding area on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mayor Nutter was joined by Chief (more...)

FBI Warns U.S. Students Traveling Abroad: Don’t Be a Pawn

The FBI Counterintelligence Division is launching a nationwide “Don’t Be a Pawn” campaign to help prepare U.S. college students for traveling overseas. According to the latest numbers, more than 283,000 U.S. college students study abroad each year. Prior to travel, most students get advice and direction (more...)

Easter 2014: Time For Reflection And Renewal

Easter is one of the oldest festival in christian church. It is the memory of recursion of Jesus Christ. Easter days may come in between March 31 and April 25. Easter 2014 is celebration on April 20 Sunday. Like Christmas and other Holidays Easter won't come (more...)

Roman Abramovich Occupied 111 Rooms Of Luxury Israeli Hotel

According to the global Jewish source JNA, " Russian-Jewish billionaire Roman Abramovich booked an entire hotel in Israel for Passover". Chelsea owner Abramovich, his partner Darya Zhukova, a billionaire fashion designer and businesswoman, and their children Aaron and Leah, arrived to Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv in his (more...)