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Frank Bruni, ex-critic for the New York Times, announced that he has gout on his blog yesterday.
Gout is a kind of arthritis that happens when uric acid accumulates in the blood and eventually causes joint inflammation. The Symptoms are painful and men are more prone to get it than woman.
In his blog post today, that was beautifully written, Frank Bruni shared his story which you can read by clicking here. Frank Bruni is not the only food writer to be diagnosed with Gout. Back in 2009, Josh Ozersky also discovered that he suffered from this chronic condition. Gout, can be managed by eating healthy, controlling weight and getting proper nutrients.
Our First Lady of Fashion is about to get an offer that we think she can't (or rather, shouldn't) turn down. 12-year-old Grant Mower of Texas constructed a gown especially for Mrs. Obama, inspired by an orchid he saw during a trip to the Smithsonian. Mower will travel to Park City next week for a chance to schedule a fitting with the First Lady while she visits Utah for a fundraiser.
The boy has got some serious cred, too. Mower has beat out high school and college students alike in a fashion design contest, and is an apprentice of Michael Faircloth. He has also made an appearance on the Nate Berkus show and has been mentioned in the New York Times as an rising "kiddie couturier".
The way emailing is done can potentially look a lot different to users in the next few months. Mark Zuckerberg announced today that Facebook is currently adding a new emailing service application to its site.
According to The New York Times, the tech savvy will soon get the chance to step away from the modern way of emailing and gain other ways to communicate. With an @facebook email address, users will be able to use text messaging and online chat services as a way to connect as well.
The new system will organize both personal and work contacts messages by its significance. It will also contain a filter that can quickly go back to past conversations a person has had.
So you have a friend in town and you have no idea how to entertain them. Stress less and just download The New York Times Scoop iPhone app. The Scoop makes it easy without having to research anything ourselves. It gives you options for the best sifty fifty restaurants, top shelf bars, notable events and even where you can find the most scrumptious cup o' joe.
Now relax and go spend that saved time finding an outfit for the weekend's festivities.
With 2,700 to 3,500 albums released in the US every year, you would think it would be fairly easy to get an accurate assessment of music trends of that year or years to follow.
Apparently that is not the case. While it's is clear that countless country and pop labels will be scouring the earth to find the next Taylor Swift ‘hybrid' sensation to force feed into the mainstream, it's a bit harder to ascertain what will be in and what will be out in the upcoming years.
Will the resurgence of talk boxes, vocoder's and auto tune mark music's creative peak and will music be resigned to recycle itself over and over again? How has the crippling economy affected the music industry? Will artist be more interested in being needle dropped in TV and film rather than hear the roar of a couple thousand adoring fans? All of these questions, while designed to whip you into a needless frenzy over the future of music, are still legitimate concerns being evaluated by musicians, songwriters and artist every day.
I have always wondered what retailers do with their unsold clothes and shoes. Are they donated? Is there a fashion heaven (I wish)? Well, recently The New York Times reported that stores such as H&M and Walmart throw out the unused clothing that people don't buy! What!?! But wait, there is more! Not only do they throw out perfectly good clothes and shoes, but they cut holes in them with machines. The insoles of shoes are cut out so they can't be worn. The sleeves of jackets are cut off, and each jacket gets slashed across the body. All this trouble just to ensure that unsold merchandise can't be worn or resold. Walmart even hires contractors to dump their destroyed clothes in a space on 35th Street. There are people all over New York that are freezing, and these two mega-stores decide against donating unused goods and would rather destroy them.