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Papal footwear has been a pop culture curiosity in the past few years. Pope Benedict had his crimson slippers, but Pope Francis prefers a more humble, pastoral shoe. Besides messaging, it seems Pope Frank has flat feet, according to his long-time cobbler in Buenos Aires. Not everyone has or needs a personal cobbler, but if you’re ready to embrace the pope’s message of simplicity, perhaps it’s time to change your shoes. Pastoral Perambulation: Pope Francis does know how to work a crowd. He’s been seen doing an impressive amount of mingling amongst everyday people, instead of orating from a Vatican window.Read Now »
Never before has the quality of a Smartphone and the network to which it connects been at a more critical level to the inhabitants of our country. We pity the fool who decides to cut corners on their electronic devices to be penny wise, but pound foolish. A recent study confirmed that we, the American people, now spend more on our smartphones or tablets that sitting in front of the 60” color television screen. We now spend an average of 2 hours and 57 minutes on mobile devices each day…slightly less than viewing mindless television programming on the “big screen.Read Now »
It’s true! You can jump back into the shark infested waters with a feeling of security. According to Mashable, “Selfie deaths now outnumber shark attack deaths.” Although this may be beyond comprehension, consider the evidence: • A 66-year-old Japanese tourist died after tumbling down stairs like Humpty Dumpty while attempting to take a selfie at the Taj Mahal. • A teenager was electrocuted while climbing a train to imitate an action movie hero. • Wish you wealthy enough to charter your own private plane? You may want to rethink your expenditure when your bank account is overflowing.Read Now »
It pays to be a Gotti. The famed crime family supposedly received $2.5 million in wedding gifts when Gotti groom, John Agnello, grandson of the late Dapper Don, married his longtime love Alina Sanchez in Long Island. The fete, attended by felons and celebrities alike, lasted two days, under intense surveillance both by the Feds and paparazzi. Despite the long standing omerta, there were rumors about the event. Some said there was no gift registry; others that there was a $5K tribute required to attend. You may not be part of la malavita, but here are a few things to keep in mind regarding your wedding registry. 1.Read Now »
Does jetting off to exotic locales in a luxury jet give you the shivers? Nearly 40% of people have some anxiety regarding flying. It’s something that Whoopi Goldberg, Joseph Stalin and Ronald Reagan have in common. Before you book that train ticket, why not investigate allaying that anxiety over aviating? It’s very limiting to amble through life not being able to board a plane. You can’t see and experience the place you’ve seen in magazines and movies.Read Now »
It's autumn and the parade of brown shoes are here. From the lightest shades of sand to deep rich mahogany, brown shoes are always a fall favorite. Love the woodsy hue? That says a lot about you! People who are inclined towards brown are earthy, reliable, structured and yearn for security. Let's look at the plethora of brown shoes. Crunch the autumn leaves in style with the Casual Walking Bootie from Boston Proper. This boot will transition from boardroom to pumpkin patch easily. It's stylish, comfortable, yet serious enough for work and nimble enough for play. Get 10% off when you sign up for emails from Boston Proper.Read Now »
Does your job description state that weight gain is part of your position? Did you choose an employment position that will expand your waistline? A CareerBuilder study exposed the horrifying results that 55% of workers consider themselves to be overweight, and 41% have gained weight at their present jobs. And it is not just the increase of a pound of two.Read Now »
We’ve been giving an awful amount of credence to presidential candidates, but what about the aspirant First Ladies? Being the leader of the free world isn’t easy, but we bet hosting state dinners regularly isn’t either. The First Lady of the U.S. always has big shoes to fill and we have a few favorites to share with you. Envision yourself helping to pardon the petrified Thanksgiving poultry in the Baily Button Bling Triplet by UGG. These boots by UGG are great for light-hearted events in an otherwise somber city. They’ll travel to Martha’s Vineyard well too.Read Now »
“Tony, Tony come around, something’s lost that must be found.” If you recognize that rhyme, we might be able to assume two things. You were raised Catholic. You have a tendency to misplace things. If you’re used to supplicating Saint Anthony, you may have a new reason to say “Hallelujah!” Wearable technologies have made it easy to find lost valuables, like your pesky keys and even your credulous child. Keys always get lost at the most inconvenient time. You search and search the vortex of your purse slapdashedly.Read Now »
The Popemobile…it’s may be one of the most recognizable cars on the plant. Designed for security, optimized for ministry, the Popemobile is the chariot of Catholic Church. Over the decades it’s gotten more sophisticated and more secure. Let’s take a look at notable Popemobiles. POPE FRANCIS, USA 2015
Francis rode around NYC in a modified Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep has been modified to have a shield over the top of the papal platform but has open sides, allowing the Pontiff to bless the faithful as needed. Pope Francis is not fond of the vehicle, though, calling it a “glass sardine can”.