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It's April 14, 9:10 pm. 150 years ago, at 9:15 PM Central Time, Abraham Lincoln was shot. 
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Great Horned #Owl  was spotted swimming in Lake Michigan. Yes, breast stroke swimming. Check this out: 
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Just for the record, that would be butterfly it's swimming, not breast stroke - and the technique is solid.
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This Saturday +Music Box Films will be hosting a live hangout from Antartica. Filmaker Anthony Powell spent 10 years living and "extreme shooting" in #antarctica , culminating with the award-winning documentary Antarctica: A Year on Ice (opened Nov 28 in select US theatres).

"While night skies, penguins, and epic ice formations command center stage in Antartica, the documentary also sheds light on the international community of scientists who call the South Pole home. Many suffer from sleep disorders and short-term memory loss caused by so-called "T3 Syndrome." ~ Hugh Hart of fastcocreate.com.

Join us! 
 
Join us live from Antartica. We'll talk with filmmaker, photographer and director of Antarctica: A Year on Ice. 

Experience what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, while enduring months of darkness in the harshest place on Earth.  Anthony Powell has been working in Antarctica with his wife Christine for many years. After over 10 years of filming, his documentary is now complete.  After screening at numerous festivals around the world and winning multiple awards, the documentary is now in theatres nation-wide. 
Live from Antartica - Hang out with filmmaker Anthony Powell
Sat, December 6, 2014, 3:00 PM EST
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Awesome #Halloween moments! 
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Who says cats can't be trained? 

#caturdayeveryday  
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I take cat a few tricks
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Hey friends, lovers of ‪#‎nature‬, ‪#‎oceans‬, ‪#‎STEM‬ and all living things. Tomorrow, I have the great honor to represent +Music Box Films  and interview director Anthony Powell, LIVE from ‪#‎Antarctica‬. Join us at 2 PM Central Time (Sunday 8 AM Antarctica time), on Google Hangouts OnAir (http://bit.ly/1vx1PFK), as we talk about planet’s natural wonders, humanity’s thirst for adventure, and the emotional extremes that accompany a year within the last pristine wilderness on the planet. And of course, Anthony's award-winning documentary Antarctica: A Year on Ice
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"Can you believe this? We've been using men pens all these years!"

Ellen gets asked to promote Bic for Women and.., well, watch to see what happened....
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She did promote it
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Today's #Yoga lesson: "People can go to all sorts of gyms and get strong, and still be assholes. The yoga practice builds inner strength." Lindsay W.
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I've now had the honor to have lived in two home towns of Presidents, and presidents from minority groups. Former Sibiu (my home town) mayor, Klaus Iohannis was elected as the 5th Romanian President, yesterday. Iohannis is credited with turning Sibiu into one of Romania's most popular tourist destinations, and the city was declared a European Capital of Culture in 2007.

Iohannis is a Transylvanian Saxon by ethnicity, and as such a member of the oldest of the groups among Romania's German minority, who settled in Transylvania in the 12th century. He is a physics teacher by professional background. (yey #STEM)

#romania   #elections   #romanianelections  
Klaus Iohannis, the winner of Romania’s presidential elections, has been serving as mayor of Sibiu, one of the largest cities in Romania, since 2000. He is
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Google auto-created this video of my most recent walk around the North Pond. 
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#PrivateViolence
Heartbreaking, powerful, raw.
A #mustwatch 
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Maybe we should culturally teach people to not date aggressive people.
That's not victim blaming, that's just a defensive measure.
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Digital Marketing
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SCUBA, Online Marketing, Social Media, Teaching, Public Speaking, Hacks, Productivity, Foreign Languages
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  • Lightspan Digital, President
    President, present
  • HSBC
    AVP Marketing, 2003 - 2010
  • Heartland Alliance
    Case Manager, 2002 - 2003
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president LightspanDigital.com, Romanian in Chicago, fitness and opera lover, SCUBA diver.
Introduction
Digital marketing strategist, President of Chicago digital marketing company Lightspan Digital. SCUBA diver, supporter of local businesses and sustainable practices, gadget geek. Public speaker and group trainer. 

I write about practical digital marketing that actually works, and hope to eliminate nonsense in digital marketing, particularly in social media marketing.

I developed the Daily Social Media Workouts(tm) a daily routine to help anyone, even beginners, manage their social media activity in under an hour a day. It's as simple as 1-2-3. And Today's Chicago Woman says the Daily Workouts work! 

Prior to starting Lightspan I led online engagement and digital marketing strategies for HSBC digital marketing and had the opportunity to do international consulting work with HSBC Bank India and Brazil. As a result I could win in a corporate speech contest. Luckily I've already re-learned how to speak human.

Chicago is home, but I was born and raised in Romania, and lived in beautiful Bulgaria for a while, so I will always prefer Romanian food and the green hills of Bulgaria :).  
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Great experience buying a 2009 Toyota Prius here. It was really the only place that had enough used Priuses so I could test and compare. Eloy was incredibly patient and friendly. He wasn't pushy in any way. He even pulled up Priuses on the web and we comparison-shopped together. He was open all the way. I then worked with Julie, who pulled THE best finance rate ever! Let me just say, I went in with a Toyota pre-approval letter for a 2.9% rate and Julie found a better rate for me. She patiently worked with me through additional coverage and looked for the best deals she could get. She also looked for local banks because she could tell that was important to me. Having worked in banking I was prepared for all the finance details and was amazed with how clearly she hit all the important points of the deal. In the meanwhile one of the valets worked on cleaning the car for over 45 minutes, although the car was already speckless. They even fixed a little trim that was slightly unglued. Plus they gave me a title and plates on the spot! A+
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Charming little place, tucked away, literally in a back yard. We were diasappointed with the "famous" places on the island so we looked for something small. Back Yard is by far the best food and experience we had. Best shrimp and grits. Best food.overall. Excellent service. Love love love it!
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