CT’s BIGGEST Food Truck Festival!

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Get your belly’s ready, because the first annual Connecticut Food Truck Festival is less than a month away. As our good friends at OmNomCT recently reported, the festival will take place at the North Haven Fairgrounds on July 19th & 20th and feature some of the best food trucks in the area. For under $5, you can enjoy a plethora of food options, live music, a retail area, crafts and more. Be sure to follow the Connecticut Food Truck Festival on Facebook for updates and news!

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RIP Juicy Couture….

Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 9.37.56 AMIf you are a woman in  your 20′s or 30′s, you most definitely remember good ole Juicy Couture track suits that were once so widely popular. At a price point of $150 – $200 for the whole ensemble, I remember having to BEG and PLEAD my parents for one of these bad boys. Well, the hype has definitely faded because Juicy just announced it is closing all of it’s U.S. stores. The ever-so-popular clothing once sported by celebrities like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian will allegedly only be available internationally from here on out. Ladies – if you live close to a retail store, you better get going….rumor has it everything is 50 – 70% off!

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Yo… Wait What?

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One smartphone app has been receiving a little more attention than others this past week. Created by engineer Or Arbel, this almost annoyingly simple new app appropriately titled ‘Yo’ allows users to send their friends messages with the push of a button. What is the message? You guessed it- “yo”. There are no other message options and there are no other replies. ‘Yo’ is just… “yo”.

So why has this app created such a buzz? With well over a million downloads and over $1.2 million in venture capital, is there really a foreseeable future for ‘Yo’? “Now there’s a new app that has expanded the possibilities for communication by drastically reducing them,” Steven Colbert recently commented. Robert Scoble, a well known blogger and technical evangelist has said ‘Yo’ is the “stupidest, most addictive app I’ve ever seen in my life.”

While the future is still uncertain in the ‘Yo’ world, it seems to be making a pretty big impact right now. Maybe it’s the perfect balance of simplicity and communication, and is just dumb enough to make it. Or maybe it will fall off next week. But it leaves us with one question. To “yo”, or not to “yo”?

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It’s Not Porn…

…so then what is it? Watch below:
 
 

Screened at the Cannes Lions festival and directed by Alberto Belli, this fake advertisement is a spot-on spoof of one of our fave cable networks.

 

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Oh, Hello Again.

Well, my favorite pre-pubescent menstrual cycle commercial is BACK and this time, even better.

You may recall “Camp Gyno” last summer – the online viral video featuring a pre-teen on a hormonal power trip? This new video follows the protagonist, a AA-cup prevaricator, who lies to her friends and mother about getting her monthly “gift.”

See who gets the last laugh in HelloFlo’s new spot, “First Moon Party.”

P.S. – someone give this lady the Mother of the Year award.

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Champs in the water cooler?

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Now this would make for MUCH more interesting water cooler conversations at the office. If Moet & Chandon ever makes this available at retail, I just might be the first one in line!

 

 

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Stars Shining Bright

As the first week of the 2014 World Cup finishes up, the theme of this tournament has been made obvious through the first handful of group games. This is a World Cup in which the star players, the names being screamed and cheered in households across the globe, are the main attraction. Players like Neymar, Robin Van Persie, Messi and Thomas Mueller have had a say in leading their teams to victory, with some of them even delighting the crowds with multi-goal efforts. Other household names such as Karim Benzema, Arjen Robben, Mario Balotelli and even Clint Dempsey have been able to put their country on the scoreboard, all of their goals coming in victories as well. The stars are the ones who will be dictating the pace of this tournament and so far, they have set the bar quite high. The soccer fanatics of the world are in for quite a treat if this keeps up.

 

 

And of course, arguably the most important goal to date…

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GAME DAY!

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Tune in at 6 P.M. tonight as the U.S. takes on Ghana in the World Cup. The U.S. team is expecting a tough match – Ghana has knocked them out of the competition the last two World Cups in a row. The U.S. was slotted in Group G, the so-called “Group of Death,” so even if the team is victorious tonight, they still have a long road ahead of them.

We are lucky to have a team comprised of some inspirational men. Check out some of their stories here. Go U.S.A.!

Photo via http://salemflagday.com/us-flag/flag-etiquette/.

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Starbucks To Send Its Workers to School

Starbucks has announced that it will help employees who work up to 20 hours a week get online degrees. By teaming up with Arizona State University, they will provide tuition reimbursement and financial aid to its employees who enroll in the online program, which offers 40 areas of study! Their goal is to retain their current talent and save on training costs, as they hope participants will be able to work and obtain their degree simultaneously. The company did not publicize how much they are anticipating to spend on this effort, but they did estimate 70% of their 135,000 full-time and part-time employees are current or aspiring college students. If I was a qualifying Starbucks employee, I would definitely take advantage of such a great opportunity!

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Office Must Have

Demanding 40 hour work weeks can make it hard to fit in time for exercise and gym memberships can be expensive. For those with limited time or cash, the Hawaii Chair is your answer. A definite must have for the office, you can get in that workout while performing any office activity! The hula motion of the chair “feels great on your abs” and “takes the work out of your work day.” Less work, more abs – sold! Ellen demonstrates:

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