Jack Topalian launched his acting career in middle age. His commitment to the craft has led him to work with Dustin Hoffman, read with Jon Voight, and produce his own film in his amiable yet take-charge approach.
Elephant seals rest along the beach north of San Simeon, giving viewers a close look to take in their size and sleeping behaviors. It's definitely worth a visit for an early spring trip along the central coast.
Avila Beach is one of California's top vacation values. A wide beach, marine life close by, and historical sites and the fun of wine country makes for an intriguing weekend escape from the city or week long stay.
Music video director and photographer Walid Azami sought unique ways to convey Tamar Braxton's beauty and vocal talent. He provided a platform to convey her range of talent and present her in a way most viewers would not normally see her.
The Banzai water park combines the fun of a bounce house, a slide, and a wading pool with a strong spray to keep kids wet. Durable construction and low maintenance make this an easy-to-use for backyard water activity.
A contrast between barren rock hills and lush canyons is striking in Indian Canyons. Brief or long hikes in any season and playing by the streams helps a visitor appreciate how small but steady streams of water can create centuries of growth.
Small business websites need to capture attention quickly and yet compel the reader in taking action. Set a number of words for each page and highlight company strengths to share the most important text.
Square foot gardening uses a specific soil mixture that allows for effective vegetable growth even in poor soil conditions. Frames are usually four feet by four feet and can easily be watered by hand in dry climates.
Sales includes learning about a prospective customer, listening to their needs, and then offering information that will help them achieve what they want. When I saw myself in the role of helping others, then selling lost its fear and dread.
Author Robin Maxwell brings her historical novelist perspective into a ground-breaking novel that depicts an encounter with Tarzan through the eyes of Jane, a progressive woman during the turn-of-the-century.
Drinking plenty of water has many health benefits. Flavoring the water with a variety of fruit slices, mint, or even veggies like cucumbers can reduce the desires for regular or diet sodas and caffeine.
Effective weight loss requires changing small habits. Carrying vegetables while in the car, writing in a journal, and exercising for minutes at a time are lifestyle changes that burn fat and are easy to implement.
A man who has court documents to prove he invented what is now known as Post-it Notes says inventors need to take all steps to protect their patents--a costly process--and prepare to defend their claims in court.
A small business completing 10 years of profitable operations is a milestone to celebrate while providing a learning experience for other small business owners. The owners of Softline Home Fashions offer five key tips.
United Airlines size means it's not always possible to respond to passengers as customers. But my recent experiences flying United Airlines has given me positive experiences with employees from gate agents to flight attendants.
Conventional loans and personal collateral aren't the only options for financing a start-up business. Getting cash for accounts receivables may be a viable alternative that keeps debt low and generates cash flow.
Actors who prepare themselves financially for the reality of developing a career can spend more time focusing on their craft and less time worrying about finances. Budgeting for an acting career is similar to budgeting for any start-up business.
Businesses can boost the quality of life in their community by providing jobs and by giving back through local nonprofit organizations. Read how businesspeople helped a nonprofit in Los Angeles raise $115,000 in one event.
Pineknot Trail offers views of Big Bear Lake while heading south and east in to a completely different environment overlooking Highway 38 heading to Yucaipa. The trail is fun for experienced hikers and less experienced.
Hartford's downtown is easy to navigate for the visitor in town for a convention. Trails along the river, restaurants, and historic sites are easily accessible by walking, cab, or city bus. My wife and I enjoyed our four days visiting Hartford.
The concept of "white privilege" is becoming more common. As a father with a multiracial family adopted out of foster care, here is how I view the concept, the suspicion leading to it, and where we must focus.
Dollar General and the 99 Cents Only Store live up to their names on low prices with quality on items that's hard to beat. The discount retailers are among favorite places to shop for inexpensive school supplies.
Instant replay is being used in World Cup play to determine goals allowed or not allowed. The problem is the television audience is the one using it while the referees do not have access to the footage or its use.
Watching whales migrate north in the spring and south in the early winter is one way to enjoy Point Vicente, just north of Long Beach. There are spectacular views of Catalina Island and the Malibu coast to the north.