Get fit as a family by enticing kids with awards

By: Tucker HarringtonLets face it, most people make resolutions to get fit at the start of a new year. Even though January is almost over, it is never too late to get healthy. This notion may be even more important if you have kids, since teaching youngsters about healthy lifestyles can ensure they continue to live well with age. Here are a few ways to get fit as a family:Make workouts fun When it comes to kids, having fun is a main objective. Not many youngsters would be exc...
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Marion Cotillard honored as this year’s Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year

By: Abigail RichardsFrench actress Marion Cotillard is no stranger to earning praise for her work in films, and now she's receiving a very prestigious (and fun) award. Harvard magazine reports Cotillard has been selected as this year's Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year.The Hasty Pudding Theatrical Awards have been honoring A-list actresses for decades and women not only get a pudding pot award, but also a parade in their honor surrounded by drag queens and students alike. Cot...
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Boost employee recognition this winter

By: Abigail RichardsThe dark and cold winter days are here and for many people, this is the hardest time of the year for a multitude of reasons. Most complain it is harder to get up in the winter and they feel less motivate due to the temperature drop. Even though it may be a challenge to keep employees' spirits up through spring, there are certain ways to motivate workers to stay on task.Recognize special events A great way to boost morale and to let workers know you care ab...
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Ben Affleck’s success continues at SAG Awards

By: Jonathan BennettThe 19th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards took place on January 27 and many A-list stars stepped out in their best ensembles to praise one another. Even though many actors, actresses and films were honored during the night, it was Ben Affleck who stole the show. The Los Angeles Times reports the "Argo" director, producer and star, was honored alongside his cast and crew with one of the biggest awards of the night, Best Performance by a Cast in a Mo...
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Use green awards to entice employees to care about the environment

By: Abigail RichardsGoing green has become increasingly important over the past few years with more data coming out about the effects of global warming among other environmental issues. If your office is less than green, it might be a smart idea to kick off 2013 with a few eco-friendly changes. Here are some ideas to consider:Buy remanufactured ink and toner cartridges Let's face it, in an office setting it is easy to go through numerous ink and toner cartridges on a regular...
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Charlize Theron earns crystal award for humanitarian efforts

By: Tucker HarringtonActress Charlize Theron is used to winning recognition awards, but her most recent honor might be even more meaningful to the star. The International Herald Tribune reports Theron, along with two documentary filmmakers, was honored for her humanitarian efforts in her home nation of South Africa.Theron received her award during the recent World Economic Forum event held in Davos, Switzerland. She is one of the first celebrities to be honored with one of th...
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Chuck Berry honored by home state

By: Abigail RichardsFamed rock 'n' roll musician Chuck Berry has had quite the career. The Associated Press reports Berry, who is noted as being one of the pioneers of the genre and has cranked out countless hits, was recently honored with an award in his home state.The St. Louis native was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the St. Louis Arts and Education Council. Berry received one of these prestigious recognition awards during a special presentation on Janua...
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Get pumped for the Super Bowl by hosting a party

By: Tucker HarringtonThe NFC and AFC Championship games recently took place, and even though many fans from around the nation won't be able to watch their hometown teams head to the Super Bowl, it can still be fun to watch the matchup. A great way to get friends and family in the mood for the big game is to host a fabulous Super Bowl Party. Here are a few ways to make your gathering perfect:Football food No football or sports party is complete without certain foods. To keep g...
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Harbaugh brothers head to the Super Bowl

By: Jonathan BennettThe Super Bowl is usually a riveting experience for fans of the teams and general sports enthusiasts alike. This year's match-up just got a bit more interesting as the competing teams are coached by brothers. Jim Harbaugh led his San Francisco 49ers team to victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the earlier game on January 20, while brother John Harbaugh and his Baltimore Ravens were able to secure a win against the New England Patriots in the later game, The...
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Scripter Award nominees announced

By: Abigail Richards Nominations for the 25th annual University of Southern California's (USC) Libraries Scripter Awards were recently announced. The Los Angeles Times reports screenwriters and authors of films like "Argo," "Lincoln," "Life of Pi," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Perks of Being a Wallflower" are all up for these prestigious recognition awards. In previous years just five films are nominated, but due to a tie among judges th...
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