DENZEL WASHINGTON FLIES TO NUMBER ONE AND IS AMERICA’S FAVORITE MOVIE STAR

CLINT EASTWOOD IS AT NUMBER TWO AGAIN AND TOM HANKS IS NUMBER THREE

DENZEL WASHINGTON played rogue spy and a hero pilot with a few problems in 2012, the latter role earning him his sixth Academy Award nomination, among other accolades. Washington also reclaims a title he last held in 2008 – AMERICA’S FAVORITE MOVIE STAR, rising one place from last year. Clint Eastwood had an “interesting” year and spoke to a now infamous empty chair, but remains at number two, and all around nice guy TOM HANKS rises one spot to the number three position. These are some of the results of The Harris Poll ® of 2,141 adults surveyed online between December 12 and 18, 2012 by Harris Interactive®.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 17: Denzel Washington attends the UK Film Premiere of 'Flight' at the Empire Leicester Square on January 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/ImageNet)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 17: Denzel Washington attends the UK Film Premiere of ‘Flight’ at the Empire Leicester Square on January 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/ImageNet)

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WOMEN’S HEALTH ADVOCACY GROUP ASKS WOMEN TO “GO RED” EVERY MONDAY

On the first Friday of each February, THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA) urges Americans to wear red to raise awareness about women’s heart health. Each year, women from all walks of life heed the call, donning red outfits and accessories, or sporting the AHA’s GO RED FOR WOMEN pin.

The Healthy Monday initiative urges Americans to go beyond Go Red Day and sport something red every Monday to maintain awareness of heart health.  Healthy Monday offers 52 weekly tips on Facebook.com/HealthyMonday and Twitter.com/HealthyMonday to help individuals take small steps towards a healthier lifestyle.  (PRNewsFoto/The Monday Campaigns)

The Healthy Monday initiative urges Americans to go beyond Go Red Day and sport something red every Monday to maintain awareness of heart health. Healthy Monday offers 52 weekly tips on Facebook.com/HealthyMonday and Twitter.com/HealthyMonday to help individuals take small steps towards a healthier lifestyle. (PRNewsFoto/The Monday Campaigns)

Yet after GO RED DAY, many women once again forget to take action for heart health. This dangerous lack of awareness is why the HEALTHY MONDAY INITIATIVE is urging Americans to go beyond Go Red Day and sport something red every Monday. Continue reading

DOLCE & GABBANA SPRING/SUMMER 2013 GYM LOOKBOOK ARRIVES

DOLCE & GABBANA present their SPRING/SUMMER 2013 GYM LOOKBOOK featuring models ADAM SENN, ELBIO BONSAGLIO, ENRIQUE PALACIOS, JAE YOO, PAOLO ANCHISI and TOMAS GUARRACINO. Inspired by boxing and football, the GYM COLLECTION showcases the fashion house sportswear and beach looks, featuring comfortable and practical sweatpants, sweatshirts with cartoon inspired prints, and bright spring colors perfect for workout and bumming around the house on the weekend.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013 Men's Gym (& Beach) Lookbook (Courtesy: Dolce & Gabbana)

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013 Men’s Gym (& Beach) Lookbook (Courtesy: Dolce & Gabbana)

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013 Men's Gym (& Beach) Lookbook (Courtesy: Dolce & Gabbana)

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013 Men’s Gym (& Beach) Lookbook (Courtesy: Dolce & Gabbana)

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013 Men's Gym (& Beach) Lookbook (Courtesy: Dolce & Gabbana)

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013 Men’s Gym (& Beach) Lookbook (Courtesy: Dolce & Gabbana)

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REEBOK LAUNCHES THE REEBOK X KEITH FOUNDATION SPRING 2013 CAPSULE COLLECTION

Reebok x Keith Haring Foundation Spring 2013 Capsule Collection

Reebok x Keith Haring Foundation Spring 2013 Capsule Collection

Reebok collaborates with the Keith Haring Foundation on a new footwear capsule collection, featuring Haring staple icons like the EverymanBarking Dog and Radiant Baby in Reebok Classic silhouettes like the Classic Leather, Classic Leather Mid, NPC II, Workout Plus and Freestyle that were first introduced during the 80s, around the same time as some of Haring’s most acclaimed work.

 

Reebok x Keith Haring Foundation Spring 2013 Capsule Collection

Reebok x Keith Haring Foundation Spring 2013 Capsule Collection

Established by the artist in 1989, the mission of the KEITH HARING FOUNDATION is to sustain, expand, and protect the legacy of KEITH HARING, his art, and his ideals. The Foundation supports not-for-profit organizations that assist children, as well as organizations involved in education, research and care related to AIDS. Continue reading

ANN TAYLOR AND KATE HUDSON TO DEBUT CAPSULE COLLECTION AND RETURNS AS AMBASSADOR FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2013 CAMPAIGN

ANN TAYLOR is thrilled to announce that KATE HUDSON will return as ambassador of its spring and summer 2013 campaigns. ANN TAYLOR defines what it means to be chic, smart and sophisticated and offers beautiful, refined, wear-now pieces designed for how women live today. The company operates 280 stores across the United States, as well as an e-commerce website at www.anntaylor.com. Ann Taylor is a division of ANN INC (NYSE: ANN).

 

Kate Hudson wears Ann Taylor Floral Peplum Top and Paisley Madison Skirt for the brand’s Spring 2013 campaign

Kate Hudson wears Ann Taylor Floral Peplum Top and Paisley Madison Skirt for the brand’s Spring 2013 campaign

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AVOID THE VALENTINE’S DAY DOGHOUSE: SHOPPERS ARE CLEAR ON WHAT THEY WANT THIS YEAR

69 PERCENT OF WOMEN PLAN ONE OR MORE WEEKS IN ADVANCE – BUT THE MAJORITY THINK MALES ARE LAST-MINUTE

ShopAtHome.com, the largest coupon search engine that connects upwards of 12 million consumers each month to the best deals and cash back savings, today released the results of ‘AVOIDING THE VALENTINE’S DAY DOGHOUSE’.  A survey of www.ShopAtHome.com”s 4.3 million Facebook fans unlocked keys to surviving this oftentimes stress-filled holiday.

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Founded in 1986 by husband-and-wife team MARC AND CLAUDIA BRAUNSTEIN, www.ShopAtHome.com is the web’s largest provider of online coupons, Cash Back rewards and printable grocery and restaurant coupons. The only destination integrating the best discounts from coupons, deals and Cash Back, the site has evolved from its early roots as the ‘Catalog of Catalogs’. Throughout this transformation, the company has kept the same goal – helping improve the shopping experience for millions of shoppers. As a true coupon powerhouse, www.ShopAtHome.com aims to provide the most savings to consumers whether they’re shopping at the grocery store or at their favorite online retailer. For more information visit www.ShopAtHome.com. Continue reading

VALENTINE’S DAY 2013: LOVE YOUR SWEETIE WITH PURE PLAY THIS VALENTINE’S DAY IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

FROM ROMANTIC COOKING CLASSES AND SUNSET KAYAKING TO ZIPLINING OVER VINEYARDS AND A FUN WAY TO POP THE QUESTION, UNPLUG AND RECONNECT ON CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL COAST*

In our fast-paced, fairly routinized world, it’s hard to find time for true romance. So when Valentine’s Day rolls along, we tend to cram a year’s worth of romance and expectation in one night – which often produces decidedly unromantic results.

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To help romantically challenged couples get in the right space for romance, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY on California’s spectacular CENTRAL COAST invites you to slow down, unplug and savor the moment in playful ways. In a place often ranked among the happiest regions, their signature laid-back attitude and child-like sense of adventure will rub off, and you’ll remember what the good life is all about. Continue reading

VALENTINE’S DAY 2013: SWEETEN UP THIS VALENTINE’S DAY WITH NEW DELICIOUS TAKES ON RED VELVET (AND OTHER TREATS)

Few things show you care more than a treat made with love. Whether saying “xoxo” to family or “be mine” to a new Valentine, there’s

McCormick Red Food Color

McCormick Red Food Color

McCormick Raspberry Extract

McCormick Raspberry Extract

one dynamite flavor that fits the bill: red velvet. In recent years, the love of red velvet has blossomed beyond its traditional Southern roots into a popular dessert with mass appeal. In fact, last Valentine’s Day, enough MCCORMICK RED FOOD COLOR was sold – more than 550,000 ounces – to make enough red velvet cupcakes to circle the Earth 23 times.[i] That’s why the McCormick Kitchens turned to red velvet to inspire new Valentine’s Day recipes this year.

MCCORMICK & COMPANY, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. With more than $3.5 billion in annual sales, the company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses.  Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick.

Creating memories in the kitchen with kids is sweeter than ever with six irresistible, velvety red recipes from the flavor experts in the MCCORMICK KITCHENS. For treats that will turn your Valentine’s Day into a celebration kids of all ages will enjoy, try these six fresh takes on red velvet, featuring MCCORMICK RED FOOD COLOR and extracts:

  • RED VELVET BROWNIE CONVERSATION HEARTS: These heart-shaped delights are a perfect project for the whole family. Vary the drops of Red Food Color for icing in every shade, from puppy-love pink to ravishing rose, adding the final embellishment with edible words of love. For a simplified version, glaze the brownie hearts and decorate with red and pink sprinkles.
  • RED VELVET MOUSSE WITH VANILLA WHIPPED CREAMYour darling will be struck with love at first bite with this smooth-as-silk, whipped treat. Embellish to your heart’s desire.
  • RED VELVET CREAM-FILLED CUPCAKES: Fall in love with Red Velvet Cupcakes all over again with this crush-worthy cream-filled version of the classic.
  • RED VELVET HOT CHOCOLATE:  This rich twist on kid-favorite hot chocolate makes the perfect addition to a cozy family night. Top with marshmallows or whipped cream for an extra-sweet finish.
  • RED VELVET PANCAKES: Start the Valentine’s Day celebration early with a sizzling stack of these sweet and colorful breakfast favorites, perfect for a surprise breakfast in bed.
  • RED VELVET RASPBERRY TRUFFLESThis decadent collision of rich Raspberry Extract and Red Velvet is the perfect way to brighten someone’s Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

VALENTINE’S DAY 2013: TELEFLORA KICKS-OFF “LOVE ROCKS” SWEEPSTAKES

ROCK HER WORLD THIS VALENTINE’S DAY WITH FRESH FLOWERS AND A DIAMOND NECKLACE

Even men who are lucky in love often have trouble when it comes to expressing their feelings on Valentine’s Day. The options can be overwhelming and guys are unsure about which blooms are best to spoil their sweetie pie. This year, TELEFLORA is making it easy by providing the perfect bouquet to celebrate love this season. Lovebirds who dazzle their darling with the HEARTSTRINGS BOUQUET BY TELEFLORA have a chance to rock her world in more ways than one!  With the launch of TELEFLORA’S “LOVE ROCKS” SWEEPSTAKES, this bouquet purchase gains entry for a chance to win a stunning diamond necklace valued at $15,000.

Teleflora's Heartstrings Bouquet is available on telelfora.com for $69.95.  (PRNewsFoto/Teleflora)

Teleflora’s Heartstrings Bouquet is available on telelfora.com for $69.95. (PRNewsFoto/Teleflora)

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WEDDING CAKE STAMP ADDS BLISS TO NUPTIAL INVITATIONS

THE POSTAL SERVICE has reissued THE WEDDING CAKE STAMP in a 66-cent version to accommodate the 1-cent price change that goes into effect Jan. 27. Available in panes of 20, customers may purchase the stamps at usps.com/stamps, by phone at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Offices nationwide.

The Postal Service reissued the Wedding Cake stamp in a 66-cent version to accommodate the 1-cent price change that goes into effect Jan. 27. Available in panes of 20, customers may purchase the stamps at usps.com/stamps, by phone at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Offices nationwide.  (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service)

The Postal Service reissued the Wedding Cake stamp in a 66-cent version to accommodate the 1-cent price change that goes into effect Jan. 27. Available in panes of 20, customers may purchase the stamps at usps.com/stamps, by phone at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Offices nationwide. (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service)

The stamp was dedicated in Louisville during the AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY’S AMERISTAMP EXPO at the KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER.

THE WEDDING CAKE stamp, introduced in 2009 and sold at the two-ounce price, accommodates the heavier weight of an invitation, as well as other mailings such as oversize cards or small gifts that require extra postage. The stamp art features a photograph taken by RENÉE COMET of Washington, DC, of a three-tier wedding cake topped with white flowers. The cake was created and designed by PASTRY CHEF PETER BRETT of Washington, DC. Art director ETHEL KESSLER of Bethesda, MD, designed the stamp.

ORDERING FIRST-DAY POSTMARKS
Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office, at usps.com/stamps, or by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724). They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes to themselves or others, and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

Wedding Cake Stamp
Retail Manager
US Postal Service
4500 Annshire Ave.
Louisville, KY 40213

After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by March 18, 2013.

ORDERING FIRST-DAY COVERS
The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USAPhilatelic catalog, online at www.usps.com/shop or by calling 800-782-6724. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 800-782-6724 or writing to:

 

U.S. Postal Service
Catalog Request
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO  64121-9014

PHILATELIC PRODUCTS
THERE ARE SEVEN PHILATELIC PRODUCTS AVAILABLE:

  • 579706, Press Sheet with die cuts, $132.00 (Print Quantity of 2,500).
  • 579708, Press Sheet without die cuts, $132.00 (Print Quantity of 2,500).
  • 579710, Keepsake (Pane of 20 & Digital Postmark Set), $15.95.
  • 579716, First Day Cover, $1.10. 579721, Digital Color Postmark, $1.81.
  • 579731, Stamp Deck Card, $0.95.
  • 579732, Stamp Deck Card w/Digital Color Postmark, $2.16

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