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Tell a friend DailyCandy

DailyCandy
DailyCandy
provides today’s gift idea at Amazon.com and offers reviews of things to eat, wear, visit and enjoy. You can choose an "edition" set to your city (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, Dallas and London are available so far), although moms and dads may prefer viewing the "Kids" edition. Personally, I find the most interesting and valuable stuff listed in the "Everywhere" edition. For your convenience, you may sign up for the daily shopping deals and the daily email messages.

In addition to providing daily candy, this site offers delicious eye candy as well; you’ll love the beautiful watercolor/pen & ink graphics. Check out each "edition" to see all the drawings.

Posted November 10, 2005 by Mariva in bath & spa, beauty, edibles, entertainment, fashion, fun, gifts, jewelry, resources, social, travel

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Tell a friend books about shoes

Attention footwearphiles! If you’re between shoe-shopping sprees, content yourself with some eye candy — books about shoes:

Mad About Shoes, by Emma Bowd
Mad About Shoes

by Emma Bowd
$9.95

Shoes: A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers & More, by Linda O'Keeffe
Shoes: A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers & More

by Linda O’Keeffe
$11.16

Posted November 9, 2005 by Mariva in books, fashion, gifts

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Tell a friend electronic paper

Electronic paper moves from sci-fi to marketplace

Reuters released a story titled “Electronic paper moves from sci-fi to marketplace.” The first paragraph references Neal Stephenson‘s sci-fi novel The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer, because the plot features an electronic book that utilizes nanotechnological paper. Several companies are currently developing electronic paper, the first stage of this amazing technology.

Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age

Posted November 8, 2005 by Mariva in books, gadgets, innovations, news

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Tell a friend vintage clothing & furniture

Vintage Swank: 1950s Ford Chrome Penny Gumball Machine

Feeling nostalgic? Visit Vintage Swank to find an impressive collection of clothing, accessories, jewelry, furnishings, decor and sundry items from the 1920s through the 1980s.

If you can’t find the exact garment, furnishing or bauble you’re looking for, Vintage Swank provides a compendium of links to other vintage gear resources.

 

Posted November 7, 2005 by Mariva in decor, fashion, jewelry

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Tell a friend teach English abroad

Dave's ESL Cafe

Thinking about teaching English abroad? Check out Dave’s ESL Cafe, where you can find job boards, books, links and a photo gallery of students in other countries. English teachers and students alike may find it helpful to review the lists of idioms, phrasal verbs, pronunciation and slang.

Posted November 3, 2005 by Mariva in business, career, community, education, resources, travel

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Tell a friend Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler as "the Fonz," left, and in a more recent photo. ABC/Disney

When I think of Henry Winkler, like many other people, I remember "The Fonz" from the ’70s sitcom Happy Days. But apparently he’s done a lot of other stuff as well, some of it rather impressive.

On NPR’s Fresh Air, Winkler discusses his life, including being the son of Jewish Holocaust survivors, and he addresses having dyslexia, something I didn’t know about him. He poignantly describes being diagnosed relatively late in life and coming to terms with it:

Posted November 3, 2005 by Mariva in books, education, entertainment

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Tell a friend pink dress watches

I’m not sure why, but I have a thing for pink dress watches.

pink Gucci watchFor instance, this sublime pink Gucci watch makes me swoon. (Don’t look at the price tag.)

Posted November 2, 2005 by Mariva in fashion, jewelry

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Tell a friend Commander In Chief

Geena Davis as President Mackenzie Allen in "Commander In Chief"

I’d never gotten started with The West Wing, so I wasn’t sure what all the fuss was about with regard to a fictional TV show about an American president — until I saw Commander In Chief. After the pilot episode — which detailed the unusual circumstances leading to the presidency of politically independent Mackenzie Allen (played adeptly by Geena Davis) and which showcased a tear-jerkingly inspiring speech by just-sworn-in President Allen — I was hooked.

Because of the buzz around the possibility of a woman running for president in 2008, Commander In Chief has created a stir in the media and the blogosphere. Oprah Winfrey said that Davis’s portrayal of President Allen "clears the way in the mind for the possibility of a woman president." The Infamous Brad blog hosts an interesting discussion about the possibilities of a female candidate in the real world, and how Commander In Chief may affect such a possibility. Further blurring the line between reality and fiction is the "Mackenzie Watch" blog, an "official" source of political punditry about President Allen — complete with posts and comments — managed by ABC.

Posted November 2, 2005 by Mariva in entertainment, news

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Tell a friend Avian Flu

Avian Flu virus

Every October, I find the closest flu shot clinic via Maxim Health Systems and schedule the 15-minute, $25 vaccine. This year, while waiting for the nurse to jab me (I don’t think I’ll ever stop hating needles), I asked her, rather naively, "Now, this won’t prevent avian flu, will it?"

"No," she said emphatically. "In fact, we currently have nothing for avian flu, which is why the threat is so devastating." I told her that I should probably know more, but I’ve been avoiding the news about it because it seems so hopeless.

Posted November 1, 2005 by Mariva in health, news, resources

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