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Issue 331

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Sweating and Seeking Bliss

Bliss. Some people seek it through meditation, others through chemicals or sex. Christopher Bergland finds bliss through sweat. And he sweats a lot. Bergland has won three Ironman competitions. Each includes a 7.2-mile swim, 336-mile bike run, and 78.6-mile run. That’s equivalent to swimming the Hudson River from Ground Zero all the way north to…

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GLBT Resolutions

It’s New Year’s resolution time again. I’m just a hair late for this, but maybe that’ll make a good resolution: not to be late making resolutions.I don’t know many people who make New Year’s resolutions. Seems like something from an episode of The Lucy Show. But people should. It’s good to be humble. Most people…

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“Magic, Sometimes”: Temenos Gardens’s Judy Remington Talks Greens and Gardens

Home & Yard Boulevard Section While February makes most people think of Valentines and Presidents, the year’s second month summons a host of different images to the fertile mind of Judy Remington, owner of Minneapolis-based Temenos Gardens, a company dedicated to the design of all things green: “I do designing and consulting of gardens,” she…

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2008 Home & Yard Trends

Home & Yard Boulevard Section Sophisticated Elegance Black and white paint hues enhance opulent living spaces filled with accessories, lighting, mirrors, and rich fabrics. If you’re looking for that unexpected color punch, add related hues such as dramatic red, or you could maintain the room’s classic undertones by adding a subtle pink or taupe.

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Going Green

Home & Yard Boulevard Section “Our company philosophy is that an informed client is a client that can make a reasoned decision about his or her particular situation.” The company is Hi-Tech Energy Solutions, and President Dan Thees is speaking for the triumvirate that also includes Kyle Tave, Vice President, and Kevin Leehan, CFO.

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“Corinthian Tile”: The Tile Shop’s Megan Hoy Connects Accent Tiling to Personal Empowerment

Home & Yard Boulevard Section Say “accent” to people within a certain age range, and most will think of Ricardo Montalbán pronouncing “Corinthian Leather”…but not so with Megan Hoy, Marketing Coordinator at The Tile Shop. She associates that word with one of her company’s specialties: accent tiling.

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Multicultural Forum Reaches 20th Year

2008 marks the 20th year that the University of St. Thomas and its partners have sponsored the Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity. What started as a small teleconference with the Black Managers Association and only 75 people has grown to more than 2,500 people and 40-plus speakers discussing every type of diversity in the workplace….

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BigGayNews.com

Gay Men at Higher Risk for New MRSA Strain Sexually active gay men are at higher risk for a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a US study found. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, said the bacteria appear to be transmitted most easily through intimate sexual contact, but can spread…

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We Can Elect the Next President

Well, if there was ever a time for us to get our collective heads out of our collective asses, and start paying attention to politics, this is it. What’s happening on the national campaign trail for President is unprecedented. For the first time in as long as I can remember, we actually have a choice—and…

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Simon Nkoli

Black gay anti-Apartheid activist Simon Tseko Nkoli played a key role in the fight for GLBT liberation and human rights for people with HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Born in 1957 in Soweto, Nkoli became an anti-Apartheid activist at a young age. After multiple arrests for civil disobedience, including participation in the 1976 Soweto student uprising,…

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