Martha Stewart to Launch Line of Cafes

October 24th, 2016

After decades of teaching us how to cook, craft, and entertain, hospitality maven Martha Stewart has a new venture: coffee. A new line of small cafes aptly named Martha Stewart’s Cafe will soon be launched. The first of these coffee shops opened in 2015 at the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia headquarters in the West Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The next two locations will be inside the Macy’s at Sacramento Golden 1 Center, which opened this past weekend, and another in Dallas.


Stewart plans to use her influence at Macy’s to open more cafes in their home departments. Next to her collections of sheets and towels will be Martha Stewart-approved coffees and treats instead of a Macy’s Taste Bar or Nespresso kiosk. The cafes are pop-up white counters with black calligraphy and hints of red. The concept was designed by the same art directors and test kitchen chefs who work on Martha Stewart’s magazine and merchandise lines.


Each cafe will serve a simple yet refined selection of snacks and drinks. The New York location outsources its baked goods from Bien Cuit in Brooklyn and Balthazar in Soho, so we an assume that other locations will get their treats from local bakeries as well. Other snacks include Torn Ranch brand nuts and three flavors of Martha Stewart brand granola (Almond and Golden Raisin, Sour Cherry and Walnut, and Apricot and Sesame Seed). Coffee served at the cafes will be Martha Stewart brand as well, while Arogya Teas provides a wide variety of tea selections.

Cold Brew Your Own Brew

October 23rd, 2016

Whether you drink cold brew coffee because of its smooth taste or its lower acid content, it is reasonable to assume that you leave the cold brew process to someone else. The process seems complicated, long and not practical in an office setting. However, the popularity of cold brew has led to the invention of a small, home or office-sized cold brew coffee maker. It might take four hours before you can drink a cup, but here’s how this technology works.


The coffee maker is about the size of a thermos and features three chambers. The top chamber holds cold or room temperature water, the middle chamber holds the coffee grounds and the bottom chamber holds your cold brewed coffee. According to the results of a trial run, coarse grounds tend to clog one of the filters which doubled the prep time from two hours to four. However, the results were equal to the type of cold brew coffee regularly served at coffee shops. The benefits of this do-it-yourself method are fairly obvious. It’s cheaper than going out for cold brew. It’s convenient. You can set up the cold brew process the night before and have your coffee waiting for you in the morning. If you have cold-brewing colleagues then you now have a cold brew in-house coffee maker.


As for cold brew itself, it may have a pleasurable taste, but the scent of brewing coffee is sorely missed. Perhaps the next version will include a roasting coffee scented candle.

Equities First Holdings – How It Is Changing The Loan Disbursment Industry?

October 23rd, 2016

After the global recession, in 2008, most banks and financial institutions around the world have tightened their lending criteria regarding loans to businesses and individuals. Besides, it is increasingly becoming common to face constant interest rate hikes and confront strict terms, which is raising concerns in the business community. To find other alternate funding sources, smart investors are turning to non-traditional institutions of funding.

As the CEO of a prominent alternate funding firm, Equities First Holdings, Christy Junior, explains that they are seeing a growing trend among borrowers to seek other methods, which will fund their growth. For instance, he pointed to the portfolio of services offered by his company, including stock-based loans, where the borrower can use the stock offering as a collateral to fund the loan. Unknown to many investors, the stock-based loans provide greater flexibility to almost all types of other funding substitutes.

For instance, the loan-to-value ratio of stock-based loans is much greater compared to traditional loans. A traditional loan has a loan-to-value ratio between 10 and 50 percent, which may not be sufficient for cash-stricken businesses or businesses that have extensive growth in mind. In comparison, loans collateralized by stocks have a long-to-value ratio between 50 percent and 75 percent. In addition to a higher loan value, stock-based loans are non-recourse, which means that borrowers do not need to compensate the financial entity even if the value of their stock offerings goes down. Similarly, these loans have a fixed rate, which is also low compared to other loans. In fact, the fixed rate allows borrowers to plan ahead because it does not correlate with the market movements.

As one of the leading firms in the industry, Equity First Holdings, has over 14 years of experience in distributing stock-based loans. So far, the company has completed more than 650 transactions for both high net-worth individuals and companies. As such, there are 9 global offices, which serve a variety of clients from different countries. According to experts, the success of Equity First Holdings is its highly personalized service offering, which caters to clients on a deal-to-deal basis. The resulting relationship offers client highly flexible loans terms and lots of pathways to secure the needed capital.

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Arms and Armors Expert Michael Zomber Wins Rare Artifact at Sotheby’s With Ties to John Brown

October 21st, 2016


World famous author of several novels, all of which available on, and over a dozen screenplays, antique arms and armors expert Michael Zomber has just scored an amazing Civil War era artifact at a recent Sotheby’s auction. As a popular writer and beloved guest historian on a number of History Channel series, it wasn’t hard for the pro to spot the historical significance of this particular Bowie knife on the auction block. It was made that much easier given that the item offers a modern style engraving claiming it was the weapon of choice for John Brown’s attempted assassin.

Unfortunately, John Brown accrued a mass of enemies for his extremist views in armed insurrection as a form of ridding America of the slave trade. These beliefs ultimately got him tried and hanged for crimes against the south. Sotheby’s staffers told the importance of this Bowie knife’s link to the era by describing it as “a remarkable artifact from one of the bloodiest periods in American history.” With nickel handling and beautiful mother of pearl inlaid detailing, Michael Zomber gushed, “This knife is a rare treasure from a period in history I am particularly interested in and passionate about. Brown was a key player in the abolitionist movement, and it is an honor to own a piece of his personal history.”

Being a storyteller at heart, it’s not at all surprising that Michael Zomber continues to rack up credits for novels and screenplays based on his passions. His exploits on the Civil War alone have gained him critical acclaim the world over with A Son of Kentucky and Sweet Betsy That’s Me, making him well versed in this trying and turbulent span of time for the United States. However, despite his interest in the tumult of arms and war or perhaps even because of his knowledge of their horrors, it may be shocking to some to learn that he works tireless toward efforts for missions of fostering world peace.

Given the publicity of this latest purchase, many are beginning to wonder if he has a new book in mind. Neither confirming or denying, Michael Zomber has only said, “this knife has definitely caused the creative wheels to turn once again.”

DURIAN healthy Custard Dessert pudding recipe of Markus Rothkranz

October 20th, 2016

Durian, is a fruit left over from prehistoric times. it grows in Thailand and Singapore. In Asia it’s known as the king of fruits. You can find it in most Asian stores in the U.S. It’s high in nutrients that are good for insomnia and depression and is an awesome source of protein for muscle building.

The fruit has a reputation for not smelling very nice. Think of the smell as a cross between gym socks and old, smelly eggs. But if you buy them frozen, they don’t quite smell as much. So just leave frozen durians out overnight to thaw. They’re very high in sulfur, which is very good for the skin. Be careful. It can weight up to ten pounds and it’s got spikes on the outside. They’ve been known to fall off of trees and kill people.

If you like custard, pudding, or desserts, this is your fruit. It’s broken into chambers, with little pockets that contain flesh inside. Look for a bubble on the fruit’s skin, then cut along the bubble’s edge. You then just pry open the fruit’s skin, revealing its weird-looking insides, which almost look like an internal organ. Inside the slimy organ is a nut. You can remove the nut, or you can use it. The organ is sweet and has a pudding consistency, so keep paper towels close by. There’s usually fiver chambers in the fruit, so make sure you take out all of them.

Put the flesh into the blender. Pour some coconut water in, along with lemon juice, a bit of vanilla, and some sea salt. Start up the blender. After a few minutes, you’ll have your pudding. Scoop the pudding out of the blender and spread into a bowl. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top (this will help regulate your blood sugar level), along with some pieces of fruit.

Now comes the best part. Consume this great delicacy. This recipe can be found in “Heal Yourself 101,” which contains a plethora of delicious, raw, healthy recipes. Words can hardly begin to do justice to this dessert, a raw, healthy version of pudding.

Seattle Genetics to Introduce More Drugs and increase its Employees

October 19th, 2016

Clay Siegall is known to many as the co- founder of a biotechnology company known as Seattle Genetics. At the moment, he is the chairman of institutions board of directors and also the Chief Executive Officer. The company was started in the year 1998, and it has been dedicated to developing drugs for treating people with cancer and other important therapies.

Before starting Seattle Genetics, Clay Siegall was a part of an institution known as the Bristol-Myers Pharmaceutical Research Institute. He made several achievements in this company before going to the National Cancer Institute. Working in these biotechnology firms gave him the experience he needed to start his company.

Not long ago, Mirna Therapeutics, one of the respected biotech enterprises in the country announced that it had appointed Siegall to work as a member of its board of directors. According to a report from the company, Clay will serve as an outside director, and his input will be required in advancing better cancer treatments for cancer. Since Siegall is very knowledgeable in cancer treatments, he will help Mirna Therapeutics achieve its dreams. Siegall has a Ph.D. in Genetics which he acquired from one of the best educational institutions in the country.

Recently, Joe Biden, the Vice President of the United States visited the cancer research community in Seattle Genetics. This gesture from the government put the biotechnology company in the spotlight. The company has been recognized as one of the most successful and fastest growing biotechnology companies in the region.

Seattle Genetics announced during the vice president visit that it was planning to increase its drugs in the recent future. The company also announced its plans to increase its personnel to ensure that there is higher productivity in the institution. In five years, the company wants to introduce more than twelve drugs in the market.

The first drug from Seattle Genetics is known as Adcetris, and it has been doing well since it was introduced in the market. The drug is being tested in several types of lymphomas, and the CEO of the company believes that people with cancer will benefit from it.

Handy Got My Home Ready For The Party I Was Hosting

October 19th, 2016

I host many events in my home on a monthly basis, so keeping my home clean has been a main concern for me. Even though I work so many hours in the week that I don’t have time to clean, I’ve found a solution to my cleaning problem. I learned from Ecohustler about the Handy company from an online source that was doing a review of the different cleaning companies that are available. Even though I knew about some cleaning services in my area, Handy seemed to be the best choice.

I set up my account one day while I was online, and I made an appointment for three days later to have someone come out to clean my home. I got a price for the service and paid for it right away. I made sure my schedule was clear the day when the worker was going to come out, and the Handy worker was right on my doorstep five minutes before the hour. I was glad that they were on time because I had other things to do that day. She definitely did an amazing job cleaning my home.

I had her do some vacuuming as well as cleaning the windows and some other chores, and I didn’t have to sit around watching the entire time. It took a few hours for the work to get done, but I was happy with what I saw. My home was clean and spotless, and I was ready to host my upcoming party the next day. I chose to give the worker a nice tip because I was very appreciative of the job that they had done. I’ve had Handy workers come out to my home many times, and I’ll allow them to keep coming back as long as they continue doing good work.

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Dog Restaurants Officially Sweeping The Nation

October 17th, 2016

Dog restaurants are now officially a thing. In big cities across the country, there are handfuls of restaurants where you can bring your dog to enjoy the meal along side of you. But when a trend like this extends into the suburbs, it is officially cemented in the Zeitgeist.

Take Revery in Greenwood, Indiana, for instance. This suburban restaurant is now embracing man’s best friend with a gourmet menu. General Manager Eric Kett says his favorite flavors are chicken and sweet potato, tuna and salmon stew, and chicken and beef stew.

As it turns out, the owner of the restaurant is a big fan of dogs, owning dogs himself. After a little bit of research, he found the trend sweeping across the country in big cities. So he decided to take it to his suburban restaurant and kick it up a notch with a gourmet menu.

Every dog that comes into the restaurant receives popcorn for free. You’ll have to sit on the patio, of course, but your pet can enjoy three and four dollar entrées that include the same ingredients that the restaurant uses for humans.

It’s quite a shrewd business move as well. Everybody knows that making it in the restaurant industry in the United States is a difficult task, so opening up the customer base to dog owners can really kick up revenue. Dog owners are especially likely to come to the restaurant in order to have a night out with their pet and to meet other pet owners. Repeat customers are also likely.

The Midas Legacy Loves Helping People

October 17th, 2016

If someone is going to run a company called The Midas Legacy, one of the things they must enjoy doing is helping people. After all, the word legacy stands for a lot in the world and it always will stand for a lot. It means a great deal. It is what has defined people in the past, present, and in the future. Because of this, it is important to take proper care of it and see it grow and have a legacy that the children and grandchildren can be proud of and look at and learn from. That is one of the greatest things someone can do is pass on knowledge to another generation.

After all, when that same said individual was younger, they had someone show them the ropes and that person had a legacy as well. They learned from them and it is a passing of the torch. In regards to The Midas Legacy, they are big on helping people achieve their lifetime goals, as they are a research services company that focuses on wealth management advisory. While the word wealth is in there, that is not the only thing they do. They try to be there for anything that someone needs in their life.

They are kind of like a lifelong friend that sometimes might know someone better than they know themselves. As far as money, they are there for investors and they will guide them to the right investments to make and the ones to avoid. After all, all it takes is one bad investment to put someone in a really bad situation they might not be able to recover from. That is dangerous territory. That is where The Midas Legacy comes in and helps. They are great with researching every thing and looking at every possible outcome. If something is too of a risk, they will advise against it.

If someone wants to start their own business, they can help with that as well. They have overseen the start of many stay-at-home businesses. In today’s digital world, a lot more people are interested in building something from the ground up and watching it succeed and be their own. That is a tremendous feeling. It gives someone a feeling of accomplishment and it almost like a second chance at life. The Midas Legacy is going to help that person get started and make sure the business is a winner.

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McDonald’s Finally Testing All-Day Breakfast Happy Meals

October 16th, 2016

Since McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast has been successful, the fast food giant has come up with new ways to expand the offering. First, they added the long awaited McGriddle to their All-Day Breakfast menu and now they are testing a new concept. Seventy-three stores in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the same town that tested the all-day breakfast concept, have added All-Day Breakfast Happy Meals to their menu offerings.

The All-Day Breakfast Happy Meal currently has two main options. Children can get either two McGriddle cakes or a meatless Egg McMuffin with their breakfast Happy Meals. They can also choose from apple slices, strawberry Go-Gurt, hash browns, or small fries depending on availability and time of day. Drink options include Low-Fat White Milk, Fat Free Chocolate Milk, Minute Maid Apple Juice, or a child-sized fountain drink. Unfortunately, there is no word yet on toys being packaged along with the breakfast offerings.

Happy Meals are some of McDonald’s biggest sellers. If the All-Day Breakfast Happy meal performs well in early testing, the offering can spread across the nation. Parents have been asking McDonald’s to offer more kid’s choices since the All-Day Breakfast began.

CEO Steve Easterbrook wanted to transform McDonald’s image into a more modern burger chain after his take over last year. Easterbrook has come up with creative ways to make up for plummeting sales over the last few years. He concedes that the slump is due to the changing tastes of the market and vowed to keep up with current demands.