Travel to any country around the world and chances are high that you’ll quickly spot a group of kids running around with a soccer ball. (In fact not just kids - grown ups too!). The sport is incredibly popular, with over 265 million players actively involved according to FIFA’s last Big Count survey. In the US, soccer is the third most played team sport behind only basketball and baseball, with over 13 million Americans playing regularly.
In the not so distant past, the media as an industry served to create content. Magazines and newspapers, tv shows and trade journals, were created independently and with little to no consideration for the advertising that would run alongside the content. Advertising existed as a separate entity, sold off to companies to exist within or alongside the content that had been created, and mostly thought of as a way to pay the bills. This old media standard has greatly waned in popularity due to the fact that is just isn’t easy to make money with a pure advertising model anymore. So where does that leave us?
It is no longer a joke to talk about a wedding industry – the venues, cakes, rings, gowns, all add up to big business and serious money.
But becoming more serious and more influential by the (big) day is the wedding diet industry: an endless parade of pills, potions, plans and treatments to get you thin, toned, and in fighting form for the most romantic – and heavily photographed – day of your life.
Over the years, the ability to multitask has become a point of pride for many, and is commonly seen as a necessary skill for any professional position-if not the very backbone of a productive worker bee. Answering an email while reading a text and talking on the phone (with the tv on in the background and while cooking a fabulous meal) is a slightly preposterous, but easily imagined scenario. Conversely, recent research points out the flaws in multitasking.
Round one took place in the mid-winter of 2009, when I packed up two suitcases and hopped on a 16 hour flight from Columbus, Ohio to Seoul, South Korea. I was 24 and a few months out of a big breakup, and though I denied it at the time, I was definitely running in the hope of getting as far away as possible from the claustrophobic city in which I found myself living with my ex.
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While the use of textiles for your wedding may not be something that gets you eagerly searching Pinterest for inspiration (although you definitely could if you want to), it is the use of these textured fabrics that can add a completely unique and layered feeling to your nuptial celebrations.