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Digital Content: Superhero money matters everyone can relate to

In Personal Finance on February 19, 2015 at 12:39 pm

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Even superheroes have to take care of their finances. And while Batman and Iron Man may back their latest missions with seemingly bottomless funds, other superheroes are more likely to be spotted at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee and a pile of statements and bills, just like the rest of us.

Since most of us don’t share the deep pockets of Green Arrow or Iron Man, it’s a pretty safe bet that we do share some of the same financial concerns and woes as many superheroes.

What do your finances share in common with Giant-Man, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Superman? Learn to take a page from some of their best tactics.

Read the full article at PenFed’s Your Money.

Copyediting: An Untold Want

In Uncategorized on October 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm

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An Untold Want by Sara Stark follows three women’s search for self-worth in a small Georgia town under the fog of long-held superstitions and small-town gossip. Stark’s first major work of literary fiction, the novel was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association 2012 Mainstream Fiction contest.

Being born into a family of witches in a small Georgia town is more than enough to brand Maggie MacAllister a social pariah. In the fifteen years since she came home from college with a PhD, baby Liz, and no husband, she has withdrawn from a world where gossip is truth and image is all that matters.

When a medical emergency befalls her daughter, Maggie is forced to examine the choices she has made. Will she be able to overcome her fear of what others think of her and accept her heritage? And if she does, will she be able to protect the people important to her from the small-town dogma and drama and still find happiness?

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Journalism: Toasters, Whisks and Smartphones—A conversation with Game of Thrones’ Kristian Nairn

In Digital Lifestyles, Gaming, Interviews & Profiles on May 13, 2012 at 2:32 am

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Toasters and smartphones probably aren’t the first things that come to mind when you think of Hodor the gentle giant from HBO’s blockbuster series Game of Thrones. But Kristian Nairn, the Irish actor behind the laconic stableboy in George R.R. Martin’s cutthroat world of Westeros, stays seriously plugged in when he’s offscreen. Sure, he relies on tech to juggle the hectic lifestyle of an actor and professional DJ — but despite not being much of a cook, he’s also seriously addicted to kitchen gadgets.

“Why do I have three espresso machines?” he moaned melodramatically in an interview with Tecca earlier this spring. “Why? I know there’s an old Indian proverb saying the white man has a hole in his soul. Obviously, mine is shaped like a toaster.”

If it’s something of a stretch to picture the 7-foot Nairn surrounded by toasters and whisks, then perhaps it’s easier to imagine the star fielding calls from his agent on one phone while checking up on a friend in the United States with another. Nairn carries both an HTC Evo 3D and an iPhone 4S to keep up with the demands of being associated with a blockbuster TV series.

Editors and content clients, please email me for a full clip of this exclusive interview.

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