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Mink Pearls Jovan: An Aphrodite Born of Soapsuds

It was one of the most successful perfume startups in US history: Jovan Inc., a company founded in the late 1960s by Bernard Mitchell and Barry Shipp, began with the perfumed products of Mink Pearls. Mitchell's initial investment in the company amounted to US$100,000, and eleven years later it had turned into an $85 million fortune. By founding a successful perfumery venture in Chicago, he pr... Read full article: Mink Pearls Jovan: An Aphrodite Born of Soapsuds from Fragrantica Perfumes and...
Tags: Fashion, US, Chicago, Jovan, Fragrantica Perfumes, Bernard Mitchell, Jovan Inc, Barry Shipp, Mink Pearls Mitchell


Most popular last name around world

If everyone in America named Smith formed their own state, it would be the 35th most populous state in America. Let that sink in. And while our country and a number of other English-speaking nations have an abundance of Smiths, every country in the world has its own ubiquitous name, where it seems like you’re never in a class, workplace, or on any list without 10 other people having the same name. To find that name in every country in the world, NetCredit took a look at data from Ancestry.com...
Tags: All, Language, Last Names


Make way for Ernie Els’ Nephew Jovan

It hasn’t always been well documented that Ernie Els has a nephew who is keen ... Read more. The post Make way for Ernie Els’ Nephew Jovan appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog.
Tags: Sport, Golf, Ernie Els, Misc, Jovan


The Book Smugglers’ Best Books of 2018

In which we Book Smugglers present our top 10 books of 2018 and other assorted goodies… Another year, another top 10 list! 2018 was one of huge developments and change for us Book Smugglers–in 2017 we ran our very first kickstarter, and in 2018 we began the daunting task of fulfilling all of our kickstarter rewards and work. Our reviewing output, naturally, went down as a direct effect–but our reading still continued. Today, on this first day of 2019, we are delighted to present you ...
Tags: Books, China, Queens, Queen, Lists, Mehrotra, Road, RIN, SFF, Victor, Naomi Novik, Elizabeth, Rowan, Courtney Summers, Frankenstein, Tess


'Why go to work?': A 25-year-old New Yorker gets $4,000 a month in donations from his social-media followers and says he makes more money livestreaming his days than he did working a traditional job

The New York Times profiled a 25-year-old New Yorker named Jovan Hill who makes a living livestreaming his daily life. Hill films himself ranting about pop culture, eating, smoking weed, and talking to friends — and many people pay him for it. He often shares his financial concerns with his followers, who donate upward of $4,000 a month to him through subscriptions to his livestreaming channels and through Venmo donations. When you have hundreds of thousands of loyal social-media followers w...
Tags: Texas, La, New York City, Trends, Brooklyn, New York Times, Tim Cook, The Times, New Yorker, Hills, Don, Hill, Jovan, Twitter Periscope, Vilensky, Jessica Blevins


2019 Sundance Film Festival Announces Programming with 112 Features

2019 Sundance Film Festival announces programming with 112 features The nonprofit Sundance Institute has announced the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 24 to February 3, 2019. The Sundance Film Festival is the Institute’s public program flagship alongside Festivals in London and Hong Kong and other screenings and ...
Tags: Movies, 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Movie News, Sundance Film Festival


When the Stars Get Down, What Movies Cheer Them Up?

Jason Momoa, KiKi Layne, Jovan Adepo, Tim Blake Nelson, Sarah Silverman, Leslie Mann and Felicity Jones share the titles they turn to in dark times.
Tags: Movies, News, Jason, Sarah, Jones, Nelson, Kiki, Silverman, Mann, Leslie, Felicity Jones, Tim Blake, Jovan, Felicity, Layne, Momoa


Notable, standout football performances from Week 1

Week 1 of high school football provided some eye-popping stat lines, offensively and defensively. Simi Valley (1-1) quarterback Jack Applegate was responsible for four touchdowns in the Pioneers’ 49-14 win over St. Genevieve. The sophomore threw for two touchdowns and ran for two, including a dazzling 33-yard run in the first quarter. Jack Applegate gives Simi Valley a 35-14 lead over St. Genevieve before finding Riley Hunt for 52 yards to end the 4th qtr. His second rushing & passing TDs of th...
Tags: Texas, London, California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Tigers, Usc, High School Sports, Warriors, Simi Valley, Burbank, Westlake, Wildcats, San Fernando, Panthers


Varner, Eget spearheading historic buzz for West Ranch football

West Ranch High football coach Chris Varner ran onto the field during the Wildcats’ game Friday night yelling, “timeout, timeout!” Varner turned around and began to lay into his sideline for only having 10 men on the field. He jumped up and down throwing his arms in the air, and from the stands you could see his veins starting to rise from his skin. Two minutes were left in the first quarter and West Ranch was already up 20-0 in an eventual 54-0 victory over John Burroughs High of Burbank. Q...
Tags: Sports, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Sacramento State, Valencia, High School Sports, Saugus, Hart, Ryan, John McCoy, Burroughs, Lynn, Walker, Wildcats, Weston


Over at Kirkus: CITY OF LIES by Sam Hawke

We are over at Kirkus today for our regular column! It’s Thea’s turn today, with a review of City of Lies by Sam Hawke. The debut novel from Sam Hawke, City of Lies is the story of a culturally and intellectually advanced city that comes under siege for reasons unknown to its three main protagonists–Jovan (poison taster, noble, and beloved brother), Kalina (under-estimated, clever, and beloved sister), and Tain (charismatic, Chancellor, and beloved best friend). Go over to Kirkus to get the ful...
Tags: Books, Fantasy, Book Reviews, Historical, Kirkus, Thea, Jovan, Kalina, 8 Rated Books, Historical Fantasy, Sam Hawke, The Poison Wars


On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: I super enjoyed The Se...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, New York, California, Mexico, Kingdom, Stephen King, New York Times, Paris, Gillian Flynn, Clover, Martinez, Arthur, Dani, Ty


Freshman Paige Hauschild pushes USC women’s water polo past UCLA and into NCAA finals

UCLA stands for the National Anthem prior to a NCAA semifinal waterpolo match against USC at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Southern California on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) USC’s Paige Hauschild (5) shoots against UCLA in the first half of a NCAA semifinal waterpolo match at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Southern California on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Los Angel...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, College sports, Ncaa, National Anthem, Usc, Santa Barbara, Ucla, University Of Southern California, Bruins, Cal, Trojans


On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: Here! A new novella se...
Tags: Amazon, Books, New York, Texas, America, Iran, Brooklyn, United States, Middle East, Manhattan, Arctic Circle, Ana, Pirate, Ann Leckie, Sara, Dani


Hackers Using iCloud's Find My iPhone Feature to Remotely Lock Macs and Demand Ransom Payments (mac rumors)

Over the last day or two, several Mac users appear to have been locked out of their machines after hackers signed into their iCloud accounts and initiated a remote lock using Find My iPhone. With access to an iCloud user's username and password, Find My iPhone on iCloud.com can be used to "lock" a Mac with a passcode even with two-factor authentication turned on, and that's what's going on here. Apple allows users to access Find My iPhone without requiring two-factor authentication in ca...
Tags: Apple, News, Juli Clover, Jovan, Jason Caffoe


Our final episode of The Distance

Stay tuned for our new podcast! Illustration by Nate Otto Lily Liu was 16 years old when a talent scout approached her at a department store. She started her career as a model, but found her true calling behind the scenes, first representing her three daughters and then opening her own talent agency. For Lily, who’s spent her career working for opportunities for Asian and Asian-American talent, the issue of representation has taken on a special resonance. https://medium.com/media/046887f1d2bd...
Tags: Google, Podcast, Japan, Hollywood, Media, La, Diversity, Blogging, Chicago, L'oreal, Polaroid, Signal, Chinatown, Lily, Amy Tan, Joy Luck Club


The Most Photogenic Places I’ve Ever Visited

Any destination can be a photographer’s paradise if you’re creative enough. But some places are massive overachievers! I’ve visited some countries, cities, and regions where beautiful shots lurk around every corner. And it’s not always the places you think. I don’t always have the best luck shooting photos in Italy, for example. And as gorgeous as Savannah is, the shadows from the ubiquitous oak trees make it a challenge to photograph. And I was so upset when my first trip to Old San Juan, Puer...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Japan, New York, Australia, Mexico, India, New York City, Blog, Cities, Nature, West, Paris, Italy, Macedonia, Tokyo


How to Survive Climate Change in Rural Uganda

Seeing is believing, and at Segal Family Foundation, we believe there is simply no substitute for site visits. We task our incredible Operations Team to visit our 200 partners throughout the year, we witness the high success rates of our partners when they are able to convince other would-be funders to visit them, and we understand how informative it can be when one partner visits another to learn from each others' models. This is why we provide stipends for Learning Visits. Read about one such ...
Tags: News, Uganda, Huffington Post, Rwanda, Hoima, Jovan, Andy Bryant, Segal Family Foundation


United States Congressman's 15-Year-Old Grandson Shot And Killed In Dispute Over Shoes

This is so unbelievably tragic, we can't even imagine what this family is going through. The grandson of United States Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) was shot and killed in Chicago on Friday night, apparently the tragic end result of an argument over a pair of gym shoes. Related: Police Investigating Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes In Chicago Jovan Wilson, 15, was at home with his uncle and three siblings when two teenagers -- reportedly a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl -- entered the home a...
Tags: Celebs, News, Congress, Chicago, United States, Davis, Violence, Donald Trump, Congressman, Wilson, George Takei, Anthony Guglielmi, Danny Davis, Jovan, R.I.P, Politik


16 of the world’s best cities for cycling (plus one island)

1. Washington, DC, United States Photos clockwise from top left: Mr Tin DC, Elvert Barnes Washington, DC is another place recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The city and surrounding regions of Arlington, Alexandria, Rockville, and Bethesda, all boast an impressive network of off-street trails, on-street bike lanes, and separated cycle tracks. Even Pennsylvania Avenue has a bike lane. “Using DC’s Capital bikeshare program was the perfect way to get...
Tags: Google, New York, Minneapolis, France, Germany, US, Spain, Barcelona, Bicycling, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Paris, Macedonia, Amsterdam, Belgium, Slovenia


Jovan Round Counter Height Table (fremont / union city / newark) $200

Hi, I have a marble top round counter height dining table + 4 chairs for sale. Everything is in perfect condition with some normal use wear. In the link below are some details from a seller's website. Call/txt @ show contact info if interested. http:// [...]
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Travel tips: Macedonia’s Lake Ohrid | Joanne O’Connor

The sublime lakeside setting of Macedonia’s second city, plus bargain rates at London’s new Zetter Hotel and a hip new Paris hostelWhy go?Wizz Air recently launched the first direct flights between the UK and Ohrid, opening up this beautiful corner of the Balkans to British travellers. Macedonia’s second city offers an appealing mix of Ottoman architecture and Byzantine churches, but the real draw is its sublime lakeside setting. Tranquil Lake Ohrid is ringed by mountains, attractive villages an...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, London, France, Hotels, Jerusalem, United Kingdom, Paris, Macedonia, Hostels, Mediterranean, Balkans, Lake Ohrid, Ohrid