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Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge - December Grand Opening

Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge - December Grand Opening

What Does OJ’s Bronco, A Whiskey Still, a Shooting Simulator, and Tennessee’s Electric Chair All Have in Common? They Are All Sharing a New Home!

Alcatraz East, a new crime museum, announces their grand opening in East Tennessee on December 16, 2016. The museum, which will give visitors the behind-the-scenes story to our nation’s crime history will be a must-see for all ages. Crime and investigation has always been a popular topic; from books, to television shows, and movies, people are intrigued with how crime happens and cases are solved. Now, these enthusiasts are in luck, with our nation’s history of crime, justice and the law enforcement coming together at Alcatraz East.

Former Prisoner of War Joins Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Honorary Advisory Board

Former Prisoner of War Joins Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Honorary Advisory Board

Boulder Crest Retreat for Military Veteran Wellness announces that Captain Charlie Plumb, U.S. Navy (retired), joins their honorary advisory board. Captain Plumb graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and went on to fly the F-4 Phantom jet on 74 successful combat missions over Vietnam. On his 75th mission, with only five days before he was to return home, Captain Plumb was shot down, captured, tortured, and imprisoned in an 8 x 8 foot cell, where he spent the next 2,103 days as a prisoner of war.

Military Zone to America -Two US Soldiers to Adopt Rescued Dogs from Middle East

Military Zone to America  -Two US Soldiers to Adopt Rescued Dogs from Middle East

While many people are familiar with the many U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle East, they are not aware of the dogs that often serve alongside them. Some of the dogs serve in official positions helping the military effort, while others are strays that the soldiers become attached to. Rather than having to leave those dogs behind, two U.S. soldiers will be adopting the dogs they have formed bonds with. The dogs will be transported from the military zone in the Middle East where they are stationed, and will be waiting for them upon their return back to the States, thanks to the work of Guardians of Rescue.

BASIS Independent McLean Introduces Students to the Art of Voting with Mascot Selection

BASIS Independent McLean Introduces Students to the Art of Voting with Mascot Selection

BASIS Independent McLean of McLean, Va., starting its inaugural year, is using the opportunity to vote on its first mascot as a chance to teach the students about the election process, in wake of the upcoming, much talked about presidential election. The process, led by head of school, Sean Aiken, will introduce ideas such delegate system and popular vote to discuss what mascot would best represent the school’s values. For more information about the school, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com/.

Social Entrepreneurship and Socially Conscious Businesses Take Center Stage

Social Entrepreneurship and Socially Conscious Businesses Take Center Stage

Consumers today are increasingly caring about the social consciousness of the companies that they do business with. In fact, according to Nielsen, a company that provides consumer insight, 55 percent of consumers globally report that they are even willing to pay more for products and services provided by companies that are committed to being socially and environmentally responsible. This is good news for those wanting to turn a profit, but yet not compromise on helping society to become a better place at the same time.

“At a sports philanthropy conference I attended last year, one of the speakers said  “the intersection of your passion and competence is your significance,” explains Leena Patidar, chief executive officer of Coin Up. “This is the foundation of why I chose social entrepreneurship. I can apply my expertise in building innovative companies, while making a world of difference.”

Breakthrough PTSD Program for Veterans to go Nationwide

Breakthrough PTSD Program for Veterans to go Nationwide

Veteran’s Day provides us with an opportunity to place a renewed emphasis on our nation’s veterans, as they heal and transition in the aftermath of 15 years of war. It is estimated that more than 700,000 post-9/11 combat veterans are battling post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); as evidenced by a suicide rate of 20 per day, a number that has grown every year since 2002, it is clear that the current approaches are not working.

In August 2015, the Journal of the American Medical Association declared that “new innovative and engaging approaches for the treatment of PTSD are needed.” Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness is embracing this challenge through the development and delivery of Warrior PATHH (Progressive and Alternative Training for Healing Heroes), a new and innovative approach that should be scaled across this country.

Designer Beauty Wipes Help Women Feel Fresh and Confident, Anywhere

Designer Beauty Wipes Help Women Feel Fresh and Confident, Anywhere

Most women agree that there are times when freshening up may be necessary.  It can be difficult if there’s no water and soap nearby, at least until now. Savvy Travelers has changed all that with their line of beauty wipes, making it easy for people to freshen up, eliminate germs, and feel great even when there’s no soap and water nearby. Whether taking them along on a date, heading to the airport for business travel, or just keeping them handy in the office, they are helping women across the nation.

“Our product line is comes from our own experience as women and knowing what we want and need,” explains expert traveler Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of travel wellness company Savvy Travelers. “It’s not always possible to be around soap and water to clean and freshen up, but it is always possible to keep our designer beauty wipes handy.”

Savvy Travelers recently added two new wipes to their product line, including: