Free Music From Amazon

Amazon’s free music-streaming service has launched in the U.S. — but the tech giant is making anything but a big deal out of it. The ad-supported free service quietly became available this week exclusively through Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant programmed into Echo devices, indicating that Amazon is more interested in promoting its own software/hardware ecosystem…

Roll with the Flo :: Come & Play Men at Work

    Learn to play Tiny Towns Mondays in June @ 6pm Description: Higher and higher, the construction grows. Before long, the steel girders reach dizzying heights. Fearlessly, the workers carry on, with nothing more than hardhats to protect them. The danger of collapse hangs over everything — so just make sure that nothing happens!…

Roll with the Flo :: Come & Play Tiny Towns

Learn to play Tiny Towns Mondays in April @ 6pm Description: 2 to 6 players compete to build the most amazing Town. Each turn the “Master Builder” determines which resource will be produced, and all the players gain one unit of that resource. Players can decide to use their resources to construct buildings according to…

Couples Playing Board Games Release a Love Hormone

Couples Creating Art or Playing Board Games Release ‘Love Hormone’ — but the Men Painters Release Most ‘This has implications for the everyday family – to find those small, meaningful ways to interact,’ Baylor researcher says When couples play board games together or take a painting class with each other, their bodies release oxytocin —…

The Best Podcast Covering the NFL

The best NFL Podcast doesn’t come from the a fan based of any 32 NFL team nor does it broadcast from any of the 22 states that have NFL teams. The best NFL Podcast is “Inside the Huddle” from London.  Yes, the United Kingdom has the best American Football [NFL] Podcast. “Inside the Huddle” hosts, Neil Reynolds…

National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day

The challenges, struggles and triumphs of older LGBT adults will be commemorated on Wednesday, May 16 during National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day. The day of recognition will pay tribute to the sacrifices and successes of LGBT older adults and thank them for leading the fight to expand LGBT rights. There are an estimated 3 million LGBT…

Top U.S. Smartphone Apps for May 2017

comScore, Inc. recently released data from comScore Mobile Metrix®, reporting the top smartphone apps in the U.S. by audience reach for May 2017. Top 15 Apps % Reach iOS Android Amazon 1 Facebook 75.7% 2 Facebook Messenger 67.5% 3 YouTube 66.5% 4 Google Search 59.3% 5 Google Maps 56.1% – 6 Google Play 49.4% Google…

Friday Fan Fiction :: Star Wars

Sometimes it’s not enough and fanfiction fills the void.  Shadows of the Future by stormqueen873 ObiWan lost the duel on Mustafar, but instead of dying, he finds himself on a ship leaving Tatooine, with his old Master and a familiar young boy. As events begin to unfold, can he stop the future he knows from occuring?…

Couch Film Festival :: 2nd Academy Awards

The 2nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films released between August 1, 1928, and July 31, 1929. They took place on April 3, 1930, at an awards banquet in the Cocoanut Grove of The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The 3rd Academy Awards…

Under $100K Property Find :: Guanajuato, Mexico

Silao, Guanajuato 36142 Mexico USD $55,212 1,367.1 sqft 3 bedrooms 2 full baths 1 half bath Single Family Home Land size: 1,227 sqft Model Grana. 2 house plants: living-dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a 1/2 bath, patio, garage, lawn in front. 2 m3, solar water heater tank. Rail stair and balcony. The Residential…

Progress for Women on Boards Takes a Step Back

Heidrick & Struggles’ 2017 Board Monitor shows decline in percentage of women directors appointed to Fortune 500 boards Gender parity in an incoming class of directors not expected until 2032 Technology sector provides an unexpected bright spot for gender diversity Hispanics make sharp gains vs. previous year but still far underrepresented Progress toward gender parity…

Meditate on a Motorcycle?

New Book Shows How to Turn Your Carbon Footprint into Enlightenment and Inner Peace Most people seek inner peace through quiet meditation and reflection. A new self-help book has a different take: Meditation by Motorcycle© shows readers how to achieve enlightenment by riding a motorcycle, something decidedly louder and more dangerous than the traditional yoga…

Meet Scout – 2017 Assistance Dog of the Year

Hill’s Announces 2017 Assistance Dog of the Year Competition highlights the life-changing benefits Assistance Dogs bring to their owners Scout, a companion dog who supports a 17-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, has been crowned Assistance Dog of the Year in a competition organized by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.  The 5-year-old Golden Retriever provides practical support for…

Taylor Grey’s Debut Album “Space Case”

Taylor Grey’s Debut Album “Space Case” Tour with Jacob Whitesides Underway Rising pop sensation Taylor Grey has released her highly anticipated debut album Space Case. The album is executive produced by the award winning, Josh Abraham (Justin Bieber, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, etc.) and produced by Nico Stadi, among others. It features special appearances by The…

The Terminator: The Official Board Game Now Available For Pre-Order

Space Goat Productions has launched pre-orders for The Terminator™: The Official Board Game, based off of the iconic 1984 film directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Pre-orders will be available via Backerkit and will give consumers access to exclusive discounts for 30 days. The original Terminator Kickstarter made almost 200% of its goal,…

Sony Classical Releases The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

ABOUT SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING: A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING.  Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye…

The 10 U.S. Cities Where The Cost Of Living Is Rising Fastest

American household debt totaled a record $12.73 trillion as of March 2017, so cost of living concerns are more pertinent than ever. Personal finance news and features website GOBankingRates conducted a study to identify which cities across America have seen the largest increase in cost of living expenses from 2016 to 2017. The study evaluated…

What Do You Wear to Work?

Is What You Wear To Work Up To [Dress] Code? More Than Half of Employees Prefer Casual Attire Many Unsure of What’s Appropriate for the Office Casual dress codes may cause clothing confusion for many professionals, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam shows. Although 56 percent of employees surveyed said they prefer to wear more…

So Much for Journalism – Facebook Emerges As Leading News Source

Facebook Emerges As Leading News Source According To Annual Global Ogilvy Media Influence Survey Traditional print media most successful in adapting to digital world; New platform opportunities such as virtual reality and AI yet to be realized Survey findings released today from Ogilvy Media Influence’s annual global survey of over 250 reporters and editors identified…

Award-Winning App Developer Devarai Launches Free Crossword Puzzle – Playable Across All Platforms

German apps maker Devarai has already won acclaim for its versatile and popular crossword puzzle apps; now, the company is making a free web gadget that can be added to any site in just seconds and automatically loads a crossword puzzle from Devarai’s $50,000 catalog of exclusive puzzles. Free Across All Platforms More Information Devarai…

Stoli Vodka “Raising the Bar” Introduces Latest LGBT Community’s Equality Movement Initiative

Stoli® Vodka “Raising the Bar” with Introduction of Latest LGBT Initiative Championing the Community’s Equality Movement Building on the brand’s 35-year commitment to LGBT programming, HeroesRaisingtheBar.com Features Local Community Pioneers and asks Visitors to Submit their own Hero Stories Stoli® Vodka, the original premium vodka with uncompromising quality since 1938, today announced “Raising the Bar,” a platform dedicated…

Verizon Awards Grant to Good Girls Write Code

Verizon Awards Grant to Good Girls Write Code to Empower the Next Generation of Women-Leaders in Tech! Despite its critical and growing importance, computer science is taught in only a small minority of U.S. schools. In our technology-driven world exists a gender-gap in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM,  with only…

National Boys Soccer Player Of The Year: Umar Farouk Osman

In its 32nd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Umar Farouk Osman of The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Conn. as its 2016-17 Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Osman was surprised with the news by New York City FC midfielder Jack Harrison. “It was exciting for…

Couch Film Festival :: 1st Academy Awards

The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 1927 and 1928 and took place on May 16, 1929, at a private dinner held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California. AMPAS president Douglas Fairbanks hosted the show. Tickets cost $5,…

Clyde May’s Debuts 9-year Cask Strength Whiskey

Clyde May’s Whiskey is pleased to announce its newest ultra-premium spirit – a limited-edition 117-proof 9-year Cask Strength whiskey. This is the second limited-edition Cask Strength whiskey from Clyde May’s. Last year’s version, an 8-year Clyde May’s Cask Strength, sold out in months and earned a Gold Medal in the 2016 New York World Wine…