The Awesome Plight of the Superrich

Having a great fortune can be a tremendous burden, a problem that must be managed. 


The Prince & Pollyanna:The Realities of Life

Jan Stark belongs economically to the upper limit of the middle class. Both of her parents were college professors who invested wisely and were able to retire comfortably.  Jan, no academic dummy, has advanced degrees from Ivy League schools.  Jan’s parents have passed away and left her enough money so she does not have to work.  Not having to work gives her a fairy tale perspective on life. She is exploring her interests: face readings,...


How to be a thought leader or look just like one

Want to be a thought leader?  No disrespect intended, but you actually have to think like a thought leader!  You can’t just go into Linked-In and nab someone’s summer reading list and make it your own.  You have to read vast volumes of books and articulate strong key concepts in your own words. To be a thought leader, you really have to do your own thinking!

Research your expertise. Be more than...


Cool Jobs: On the Land and Sea

Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson ‘s long affair with food has taken her around the world, and yet this food stylist and mega yacht chef has the humble beginnings of a small town girl. “Cameron, South Carolina,” she says in a long drawl, “you don’t get much smaller than that. It’s a farming community of about 300 people, five churches and no stoplights. If you weren’t in church on Sunday, people would come looking for you. “

In the...


Using Manure to Tame the Energy Hog

Pigs are a big deal. Four in 10 pounds of meat eaten worldwide is pork and, in the United States alone, there are as many as 75 million or more pigs being grown for food. Since each pig can produce half to three-quarters of a ton of manure on its way to market, their wastes are a big deal, too.

Collected in open-air pits as they used to be on the 10 Murphy Brown hog farms in southwest Utah, the waste can be a smelly threat to...


Wearing a Hat to the Races: Milliner Annie de Vuono

Milliner Annie de Vuono trained in the Cecchetti method of ballet, studied at Ruth Page, home of the Chicago Ballet, and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.  During her early phase as a Milliner, she worked in costuming for dance and theatre companies, where she created stylized variations of the fascinator.

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StartMark | Lasting Smiles

Last November, I happened to watch a YouTube video about children born with cleft conditions. To know that a child’s life is limited forever by not receiving a life changing surgery that only costs approximately $250 was astounding to me. I felt the urge to do something but didn’t want to just talk or donate money.

I’ve never felt comfortable just asking for money. I always feel better when people...


Dr. Gaboriau’s Insight on Beauty

The 40s are the new 30s! Some would say that the 40s are the new 20s! Regardless of the statement, the reality is that women and men have never felt as young as they do today and they have a strong desire to look as beautiful as the feel on the inside. The key is not to look like you’re in your ‘20s; it’s about embracing your age and incorporating some solutions in order to meet your specific needs...