Marathon season is approaching, and hoteliers should move to accommodate the large number of participants and enthusiasts that will be coming this fall and winter. Marathoners stay for multiple nights and often seek to return to places they found relaxing when they're ready for nonmarathon vacations. "Don't have a marathon where your hotel is? Then organize one," Terence Baker writes.
This year, individual taxpayers and practitioners who prepare their returns should be aware of a number of new things: the new health care law; new aspects of our virtual, sharing economy; and new foreign financial reporting rules. Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA, CGMA, explains what different questions practitioners should ask their clients before preparing their returns.
A whole-wheat bagel with jam, a protein shake with extra carbohydrates, oatmeal and Greek yogurt are some great options for fueling a workout, says registered dietitian Manuel Villacorta. He says to eat at least 45 minutes before a workout and to look for foods with simple and complex carbohydrates that will offer continued energy.
MTV's first season of "Skins" generated plenty of controversy -- including the departure of major advertisers, such as Taco Bell and General Motors -- but a lack of compelling characters made it a ho-hum TV experience, according to writer Hephzibah Anderson. The future of "Skins," Anderson writes, "will have had nothing do with sex, because in drama at least, to care about the sex, you first must care about the characters."
The 2010 holiday season brought better-than-expected results for many retail chains, while a few fared worse than they'd hoped. Luxury and mid-tier department stores reaped the benefits of an ongoing stock market rebound and new private-label offerings boosted sales for chains including Macy's and Kohl's. Target, Amazon and Coach were also among the chains that fared best this season.