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From a Luce Leader: Learn to Talk Like an “Aussie” or “Brit”

Greenwich, CT. Although American travelers often visit Australia and England assuming their language will be precisely the same, this is not actually the case. In fact, after traveling to Australia this summer and England last summer, I discovered a number of inconsistencies in diction and dialect. It thus became apparent to me that although our […]

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The Met Announces Record-breaking 6.3 Million Annual Attendance

New York, N.Y.  Thomas P. Campbell, Director and C.E.O. of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that a record 6.3 million people—from the five boroughs of New York City, the local tri-state area, across the United States, and around the world—visited the Museum during the fiscal year that ended on June 30 (FY15). This […]

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How To Survive Largest Generational Wealth Transfer In Human History

New York, N.Y.  The greatest transfer of wealth in history is happening right now, according to a study from the Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy. A staggering amount – $59 trillion – is projected to be passed down to heirs, charities and taxes between 2007 and 2061. “We are in the middle of […]

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Ethnic Cleansing: U.N. Warns Against Haitian Deportations, Racial Profiling in D.R.

New York, N.Y.  United Nations human rights experts today called on the Government of the Dominican Republic to take steps to prevent arbitrary deportations and to adopt measures to address allegations of racial profiling during deportations of people of Haitian descent. This woman was born in Haiti, but her eight children were born in the […]

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Celebrities in the Hamptons Sited at “Super Saturday” Garage Sale

Water Mill, N.Y.  Super Saturday aka The Rolls Royce of Garage Sales, Donna Karan’s brain-child to raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), took place for the 18th year in the Hampton hamlet of Water Mill, N.Y. this Saturday.  Celebrities from film, fashion and philanthropy came to support the charity, shop and have fun […]

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Watermill Center Benefit ‘Circus of Stillness… Power Over Wild Beasts’

Watermill, N.Y.  One of my favorite events of the summer is the much anticipated Watermill Center Summer Benefit. This year marked the 22nd year and was named ‘Circus of Stillness… the power over wild beasts” and raised over $1.9 Million to support The Watermill Center’s year round residency and education programs. Performance Artist. Photo: Steve […]

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Streep, Winslet Express ‘Dismay’ Over Amnesty Sex Trade Proposal

London, England. A host of Hollywood stars, including Oscar-winning actresses Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson, have lent their support to a petition demanding that Amnesty International reject a proposal to endorse the decriminalization of the sex trade. The global human rights group is set to review an internal policy document on sex work […]

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Seeing a Shrink? The Judgment From Admitting You Need Help

New York, N.Y. It is often the assumption that if you go to therapy that you have serious problems you cannot manage on your own and there is something fundamentally wrong with you.  In reality, if someone is attending therapy, they tend to be on the healthier side of self-love and self-awareness.  Because seeing a […]

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Ban: ‘We Should be Outraged’ Over Violence Towards Children

New York, N.Y.  Millions of children around the world are caught up in adults’ wars, declared the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today, marking the 10th anniversary of a UN Security Council resolution that established a monitoring and reporting mechanism on the use of child soldiers with a strong call for accountability […]

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Stocks Plunge Worldwide as China’s Market Hits 8-Year Low

Washington, D.C.  World markets tumbled Monday after the main Chinese stock market suffered its biggest plunge in eight years. Shortly after opening, the Dow Jones industrial average hit its lowest level in over five months and the Nasdaq composite saw its lowest point in four weeks. Serious setback The Chinese government’s dramatic efforts to prop […]

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Three Months After Nepal Quake, Children Still At Risk – UNICEF

Obama Seeks to Empower Youth, Strengthen Partnerships in Africa

In Post-Quake Nepal, ‘Emergency Not Over Yet,’ Warns U.N. Relief Official

Decisive Action by Israel, Palestine Can Dispel View Peace Process ‘On Life Support’

Hamptons Summer Birthday Party Get’s So Hot, Fire Department Comes

New Maldives Law Lets Foreigners, Including China, Own Land