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    Actor Marketing 102: Why Actors are a Dime a Dozen

    The problem is that actors fail to show the director, agent, casting director, etc. the unique talents, skills and experience that they alone can bring to a role. If you don’t show them how you are different and why you are worth their time and money, then you’re less likely to be singled out as the best choice for a role. It’s the difference between being thought of as plain vanilla ice cream and Ben and Jerry’s, Cherry Garcia. Here’s why it’s so important…

    Can I Get Two For the Price of One?

    When a product is used by many people in their daily lives, it becomes a commodityan article of trade or commerce, especially a product, as distinguished from a service. When something becomes a commodity (Think of gasoline, milk, or ice cream), the main reason you buy “Brand A” over “Brand B” is price and price alone. For instance, you don’t care if it comes from Shell, ExxonMobile or the Qwiky Mart; you just want the cheapest gas possible. There are so many actors out there trying to get work that they’ve become a commodity as well. In general, they’re not viewed as unique, or …

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    French Letter Fairtrade Vegan Condoms

    Eco-friendly Gifts and Stocking Fillers

    They contain no animal derivatives so are suitable for vegans, and come stylishly packaged in colourful boxes. You can experiment with four different styles:

    • Stimulating massage (the yellow box) has studs and ribs for extra sensation.
    • Sheer Caress (the blue box) is lighter and thinner for enhanced sensitivity.
    • Linger Lust (the purple box) are fitted with a ring to prolong performance.
    • Aphrodisiac (the pink box) – rose, vanilla, and passionfruit scented condoms.

    French Letter is currently running a promotion on its website, so you can buy four packs for the price of three if you want to try out each style. They make a great gift or stocking filler for a discerning friend or partner.

     

    What is FairDeal Trading?

    The FairDeal Trading Co is based in Brighton, UK and was set up in 2004 by Dr. Martin Kunz and James Lloyd. Lloyd focuses on development and logistics, and Dr. Kunz deals with promo and product development. They established the first supply chain of fairtrade and FSC-certified rubber by bringing sports balls to the UK, and the product base has now expanded to include trainers, flip flops, and other rubber products such as balloons and …

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    Oprah Celebrates Hometown Heroes Who Help Others: Inspiration to Assist People in Need Takes an Idea and Action

    The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast on ABC, feature Hometown Heroes on the May 19, 2009 episode. The Oprah Show, along with People Magazine, celebrated random acts of kindness and acts that are not so random. Everyday people have been inspired with ideas to help marginalized people to get through tough economic times. The Oprah Show told the story of people how help with medical care, houses in foreclosure, cars, bedding for the homeless, soup for the hungry, home heating and shelter.

    ECHO Health Clinic

    Dr. Oz visited ECHO Health Clinic in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, which was founded by Dr. Bell. The doctor and a volunteer staff transform a church gymnasium into a full service medical center twice a month. Described as “not high tech, but high touch,” by Dr. Oz; the free clinic provides medical care, prescriptions, counseling and hot meals. There are 46 million people in American without health insurance coverage, so this is an idea that could benefit many communities.

    Foreclosure Angels

    A Dallas woman was inspired to help another woman whose house as in a foreclosure auction but purchasing her house for $30,000 and giving it back to her. This was the origin of Foreclosure Angels, started …

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    Texas Board of Education is Rewriting History

    This past Friday the Texas Board of Education voted in favor of altering state history books with the goal of incorporating more conservative ideals. To be fair, not all of the changes are overly controversial, but many are decidedly biased.

    For instance, the board elected to add more information about Judeo-Christian influences of the Founding Fathers, but to remove all references to the Constitution’s statement that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”. Along those same lines, Thomas Jefferson will be removed from the textbooks, including his assertions regarding what he termed the “separation of church and state”. Instead, mentions of Jefferson have been replaced with John Calvin, a religious icon.

    I don’t care who you are. It shouldn’t matter if you are conservative or liberal, Christian or atheist. History is just that – history. And changing how it’s recorded is just plain wrong. Altering how we teach future generations based on a bias or agenda of any kind is doing a great disservice to our children and our country.

    A great man once said, “History, by appraising…[the students] of the past, will enable them to judge of the future”. But wait – that great man was …

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    American Education: Striving to Compete

    For the country, the education system within the United States is often ranked far below many other countries from around the world. Our current system of entitlement, one that “guarantees” a free education that is both fair and equal is faltered when compared to other educational systems globally. According to a report published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United States and the Netherlands are the only two countries that do not require a standardized or partially standardized curriculum within a primary school. According to the same report the United States is one of a small handful that offer school of choice using restrictions to limit a parents ability to enroll their children into a desired school.

    Many persons within the education across the United States have debated both the pros and cons of whether or not a national curriculum would enhance a student’s education within the public education system. However, this debate is wrought with one simple argument of whether or not education is a federal or state issue. Competing globally, one could easily be persuaded in the nationalistic components of public education. However, those that believe public education is merely a state responsibility often …