Why We Celebrate With Champagne

Lord Byron believed it was the only beverage a woman should drink in public. Lily Bollinger claimed she drank it only when alone or in company. And in "The Seven Year Itch," Marilyn Monroe melted Tom Ewell's libido by dunking potato chips in it. For centuries, champagne has reigned as the libation of choice for celebrations and momentous occasions. How has it maintained its aura of sophistication and joy for so long? Like many great inventions, champagne … [Read more...]

Self-publishing eBooks is Easy – Succeed As An Author

At one time, if you wanted to be an author and you weren't picked up by a publisher, vanity publishing was your only (expensive) alternative. Actually, they shouldn't call it vanity "publishing". Vanity printing, instead, would be a better fit. To publish, after all, is about more than just printing a bunch of copies. A publisher is supposed to actually do something about the distribution part of things as well. Authors who vanity-publish need to sell their books … [Read more...]

New York City: City Of Diversity

If you've never been to New York City, you may be surprised to know that there is so much more to this great city than skyscrapers, lots of people, and really fantastic parades. While it is in fact the wonderful people of this city that make it the exciting place to visit that it has become, there is so much more to this city than what you'll see on the television shows and in the news. New York City is a city full of exciting people from all kinds of backgrounds with … [Read more...]