St. Louis is the new hotbed for startups. Recently recognized as the No. 1 startup city in America by Popular Mechanics, the Gateway City is brimming with support for entrepreneurs in a host of industries, from manufacturing, energy and technology to healthcare.
A well-known boutique in Chesterfield is leading the future of fashion.
Buttons, doilies, toys, garment fragments and more all come together to create surreal, one-of-a-kind artwork by Missouri native Nick Cave. Sixteen total pieces by him currently are on display at the Saint Louis Art Museum.
If you’re reading this column, or or have read previous ones, you probably have an interest in public speaking and presentation skills. Good! And if you’re already speaking where you work, or before associations and chambers, great! Your goal in 2015 is to deliver more and better presentations.
At least 65 percent of Americans own a smartphone—that's almost 200 million people. Someone once referred to smartphones as “the cigarettes of our decade," if you consider how some people think it's rude or impolite to whip it out when company is around. Using a smartphone regularly also could lead to chronic health problems (text neck, anyone?), and could potentially kill (see below). But, we digress.
Majestic unicorn fritter. Chicken and waffle. Peanut butter and marshmallow cake. Jason Bockman and Corey Smale, the masterminds behind Strange Donuts, are as unique as their culinary creations.
All week long, we've been having some fun with our 2015 Most Dynamic People honorees. We've been posting 'teasers' on our social media feeds to build on the anticipation leading up to next week's announcement of the 10 St. Louisans who've caught our attention in the past year. You'll also find a couple of these 'hints' sprinkled throughout the pages of this current edition.
How many selfies did you take during the holidays? The habit of sharing photos of ourselves online and wanting to look our best when doing so may be one factor driving some of the latest trends in cosmetic surgery.
Puffy sleeves, jumbo bowties, pastel satin as far as the eye can see… The problem with trends is the easy transition from dashing to dated. For this year’s brides and grroms, local pros weigh-in on the wedding trends of 2014; these are the ones that are here to stay—at least for another year.
So, Santa gave you something nice from your wish list this year...Now comes to hard part: how to keep your new toy looking like new. Here are some tips to take care of your new tablets, smartphone or laptop:
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This week, Facebook nation observed 'National Unfriend Day.' The idea was launched in 2010 by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who believes that the word 'friend' is being used loosely on the social media network of 1.3 billion users. Mr. Kimmel's claim is backed up by a number of recent studies, including one by Oxford anthropology professor Robin Dunbar, who found that the average person can maintain no more than 150 meaningful relationships. In his declaration, Mr. Kimmel suggests categories by which one can unfriend another. Among them are the so-called 'over-sharers,' those who insist on sharing that they overslept, burnt their breakfast toast (picture included), or that they went to the gym (apparently, the workout doesn't count unless you tell people about it).
So, Cranky is 16. Like most 16-year-old girls, she is focused on a few priorities: clothes, boys, texts, One Direction and homework—if the last item is not on that list, please don't shatter my belief system. So it comes as no surprise that when a diet miracle appears on social media, Cranky would be quick to jump on it.
A couple months ago, my editor approached me about one of those new painting-while-drinking-wine classes that have recently dominated everyone’s social media newsfeeds. My mission was to visit the new Pinot’s Palette in Webster Groves. The thought of doing something artistic while drinking wine, and then writing about it sounded like something just this side of nirvana, so, of course, I signed on.
Look out, lovers of preppy fashion: That well-known smiling pink whale is coming to St. Louis.
If I were to ask any St. Louisan about what they consider to be the biggest news story of the year thus far, there wouldn't be any doubt as to the answer: Ferguson. The story surrounding the police shooting and ensuing protests continues to command the attention of the 24-hour news cycle, as well as social media chatter here and beyond.
St. Louis has a reputation for classic, preppy fashion, so it only makes sense that a St. Louisan be behind such a line. Enter Brooke Schultz.
Life-size sculptures. Historic paintings. Artwork in bloom. Get a taste of the eclectic array of exhibits hitting St. Louis’ art scene this fall.
Young or old, rich or poor, technophobe or technophile, living in the U.S. or in the Middle East, they all use Twitter. Conservatively speaking, there are more than 630 million Twitter users today, and that number grows by another 130,000 users daily.
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Summer vacation season is here, and many St. Louisans are hopping on planes destined for international locales and setting sail on cruises around the world. But before the big trip, area health and business experts warn seniors to stop and take stock.
Last month, we discussed sleep for the newborn, infant and toddler. No doubt, every baby in the St. Louis area is now sleeping soundly through the night, and parents are well rested and refreshed, right? But what about those with older kids?
Whether it is telephones, tablets, media players, robotics systems, high-definition headsets and others, Bluetooth technology is everywhere.
So. Last week I wrote a column on twists on the concept of the honeymoon. In it I mentioned that language is fluid and constantly evolving. Words that were cutting edge six months ago will paint you the fool if you use them today. I asked Cranky (16) if the party she attended last week was ‘off the chain’ and received an eye roll-head shake combination usually reserved for pathetic losers…wait.
In your pocket or handbag, there's a piece of electronic equipment so powerful it would make George Jetson swoon. St. Louis attorneys weigh in on how smart phones—as well as email, social media and other forms of e-communication—have changed how they practice law.