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Real Influencers: My Favorite Podcasts, People, and Prose

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“Law 29: Plan All the Way to the End” – Robert Greene

With the advent of social media, there has also come a wave of new careers and jobs in this ever-evolving sector. Content creators, influencers, brand ambassadors, and bloggers are just a few of the ways that people all over the globe are making inroads in this exciting area of marketing.Read More »

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Road to Rio

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One doesn’t normally think of using a cookbook for a travel guide, but there’s always an exception. My recent purchase, Rio De Janeiro: The Cookbook, was a welcome addition to my already bursting cookbook collection. I picked up this gem at my favorite neighborhood bookstore, and after flipping through the pages, I was delighted to find that the recipes came with “dicas”, or tips, on everything from where to find a feijoada feast for a weekend brunch to a recipe for creamy coconut cake to a list of local farmers’ markets. Using Chef Leticia’s cookbook as a guide, I quickly charted a map that included some of her recommendations.Read More »