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Rachel Konrad
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Most of you know that I favor fuel-efficient cars over rockets... but I give big thumbs up to the Nissan GTR, which just outpaced pretty much every other supercar on the planet in the Top Gear power board. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/84060-nissan-gt-r-beats-pants-off-most-supercars/
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I just bought our last lead-acid car battery. And I salute Gary Newman for this brilliant horn rock rendition of his best song. DieHard Vs Gary Numan Commercial [Are Cars Electric?]
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No battery required. Gary Numan could have started those cars with his stare alone.
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Devastating Greenpeace spoof of VW's Darth Vader ads. Ouch.
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Told ya.
In the race to sell electric vehicles to the American public, Nissan so far appears to be outpacing Chevrolet. For the first six months of 2011, Nissan sold 3875 Leaf electric cars, while Chevrolet so...
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Test drive the Nissan LEAF as well as the Renault Fluence ZE (with swappable batteries) at TED in Edinburgh this week!
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Those going to TEDGlobal in Edinburgh this week get an extra treat: Test drives of the Nissan LEAF (with Quick Charge) and the Renault Fluence ZE (with battery swap). And while you should admire the technology, visitors should remember to drive on the "wrong" side of the road. :)
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Cheers to Renault for reviewing ad policy in News International publications. The French carmaker spent a half a million dollars in 12 months on such ads -- but has no current ads in the papers engulfed in this week's scandal.
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Hi, everyone. I've joined Google+ and will be posting commentary on the intersection of work and life.
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Been too long! I miss the world according to Rachel
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  • Renault-Nissan Alliance
    Director of Communications, 2011 - present
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Promoting a sustainable world, one electric mile at a time. :)
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  • Northwestern University
    history + journalism, 1989 - 1993
  • Grosse Pointe South High School
    high school, 1984 - 1989
  • Johns Hopkins University
    School for Advanced International Studies, 2002 - 2002
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Entertaining and conveniently located, but the quality of the equipment was inconsistent. (For instance, the trigger seemed to stop working three minutes early for one person in our party.) Also, there seems to be only ONE person working at the entire place. He's extremely nice and as helpful as possible, but the result is that no one is there to greet you at the ticket counter while the sole employee is giving the how-to-play lesson. (And be warned, no one ever seems to answer the phone.)
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Lovely setting in the heart of the Latin quarter -- one of the very rare restaurants in this now-kitschy neighborhood that's full of locals and retirees, not tourists. Extremely good value for money with a 29 euro lunch ménu that offers your choice of seven options for entrée, seven for the main course, and numerous dessert options, as well as an amuse bouche, kir royale and a half-pitcher of house wine per person. Food is conventional, classic, no-risk "French comfort food," and service is punctual and friendly. Fish dishes are particularly good but you can't really go wrong with any choice here.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Excellent value for the money, with classic French "comfort food" and innovative touches here and there (salade avec des samosas d'Epoisses). Fairly large portion sizes and excellent service in this quaint village restaurant in the medieval "ville haute" of a sleepy but charming Aisne town. Easy parking and only steps away from the ruined facade of a doomed chateaux rich in history. This is the perfect spot to fuel up before hiking or biking the Canal d'Ourcq trail. Highly recommend as a fun day trip from Paris.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I swim here frequently because it is close to my home, but it's easily one of the worst public swimming facility within 10 kms. Peeling paint, chipped tiles, dark, humid changing stations without proper drainage, no lockers and a tiny bench to take shoes on and off: This pool is badly need of an update. Despite the fact that it's sub-par by Paris standards, it's also often very crowded, particularly on weekend mornings in the winter. Very restrictive hours make the crowd situation even worse. While there is technically a capacity limit, it's unclear to me whether this is enforced; I've been here several times when it is truly impossible to determine your own lap pace because you are swimming 7 or 10 people to a lane. Montherland is less than 1 km away and much, much nicer (though can also become very crowded).
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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This restaurant is on the well trodden tourist trail but is a highlight of any foodie's trip to Paris. This is one of the world's first restaurants and was the haunt of some of France's best known characters, from Napoleon to Voltaire. Even if you don't eat there, it's worth a stop to see Napoleon's hat and the warren of little rooms throughout the 17th century building. For such a lovely setting, the prices are surprisingly moderate. Five stars for overall value, five stars for location and ambience, five stars for historical value, three stars for service and three stars for the food, which was conventional but tastefully done, with a good selection of the "French classics" (coq-au-vin, etc.). Better than average plates include: endive and Roquefort salad; grilled trout; and pintade in creamy sauce on a bed of savoy cabbage.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I experienced extreme pain from the start in breastfeeding my son, and after two weeks an astute lactation consultant finally diagnosed him with both a tongue-tie (50%, class 2--so not super obvious) and lip-tie (class 3). We live in France and the consultant strongly advised visiting Dr. Levinkind, one of the few doctors in Europe to use lasers instead of scissors, and one of the few in Europe who connects the tongue-tie situation to breastfeeding in a holistic approach to mother/infant health and wellbeing. But going to London was complicated because my infant son had no passport (and I could not continue breastfeeding him if we didn't have the tongue-tie and lip-tie release performed ASAP). Fortunately Dr. Levinkind had an opening within a few days, and we secured an emergency passport for the trip. The friendly office manager greeted us and allowed us to get comfortable in the upstairs waiting room. The process itself took only a few minutes, and my son spent a total of 15 minutes away from me. I heard him cry a couple times but when Dr. Levinkind brought him back he wasn't fussy and nursed immediately -- and that first nursing session post-surgery represented a *shockingly dramatic* reduction in pain for me. Instead of torture, breastfeeding was gentle -- and vastly more effective for my son. (Warning: the pain did return to a lesser extent the following day, but after three or four days my son figured out his "new tongue" and we are now on a much better trajectory for long-term nursing.) Dr. Levinkind also showed me and my husband how to do the post-surgery massage to reduce the risk of improper scarring, and he answered all of our questions patiently. If your child is diagnosed with tongue-tie, I have zero hesitation recommending Dr. Levinkind's practice. Don't delay this surgery or switch to formula until you talk to Dr. Levinkind about your options.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I've been to this restaurant at least a dozen times. This restaurant has a few plates that are truly wonderful, including the salmon tartare, pumpkin soup and the raviolis in creamy basil sauce. The French fries are also some of the best in all of Paris. However, other dishes are "hit or miss," including uninspired fish main courses and salads that are truly boring and underseasoned. Occasionally they make disappointing errors such as having cold potato gratin, or soup that is not steaming hot, or meat that is somewhat gristly. So you may get lucky and have a fabulous, well priced meal in a classic French bistro, or you could walk away underwhelmed. In either case, the service is much better than standard French bistro service thanks to the very friendly staff. Atmosphere is convivial and the setting is charming, set in a very authentic neighborhood well off the tourist trail. Be warned that it can be crowded all year long, but particularly after tennis or football matches.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago