Friday, December 21, 2012

Patriotic Apparel Company Raising Funds to Benefit Children and Family of Wounded and Fallen Special Operations Military Personnel announced today that it will be donating 20% of total sales from two new exclusive patriotic shirts leading up to the August 28th Restoring Honor Rally in Washington D.C. In addition, will be donating 20% of total sale women's coats s from all flag shirts on 8/28. All donations will benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation to help honor our heroes and their children.

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants to surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel killed in combat or training. Additionally, they provide immediate financial assistance to special ops personnel severely wounded so their loved ones can be bedside during their recovery. The SOWF has been awarded its fourth consecutive 4-star rating for its financial efficiency by a charity watchdog group, Charity Navigator, the Best in America seal of excellence awarded by the Independent Charities of America and the Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity Seal.

"We are proud to help the Special Ops Warrior Foundation give children who have lost a parent in service to our great country the gift of education and hope for the future," states Brett Stern, CEO of "We decided to support the SOWF in conjunction with the Restoring Honor Rally because of the excellence of their patriotic reputation and family centered mission."

About is a third generation family owned and operated business known for its quality, unique selection of American flag clothing and dedication to customer service since 1954. The company specializes in designing Americana USA flag polo and woven shirts in addition to a variety of patriotic t-shirts for men, women and children. Their brands include American Summer, Cotton Traders and Royale Air. can be found on the World Wide Web at or on Facebook at "The Flag Shirt". For more information, contact Brett Stern, CEO, at 954-318-6000 or

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CAbi Launches Fall 2010 Collection and its New Career Opportunity Website

Women's designer clothing line, Carol Anderson by invitation (CAbi), has launched its Fall 2010 Collection. CAbi, one of the nation's leading and most well respected direct sales women's clothing lines, has focused its Fall 2010 Collection on the neighborhoods of New York City. From Broadway and 5th Avenue, to SoHo and Central Park, CAbi's Fall 2010 Collecti women's jackets on caters to the everyday woman by designing stylish, versatile and comfortable pieces that combine all the chic style of high fashion, wrapped up in a completely wearable package. View the Fall 2010 Collection at

This season also brings the formal launch of, the new business website that allows prospective Consultant to learn about the CAbi brand along with its unique business and earning opportunities, as well as provides support to existing Consultants.

The fashion is only one of the many things that sets CAbi apart from traditional designer shopping experiences. Unlike brick and mortar stores, CAbi brings the shopping to you. Expert Independent Fashion Consultants work directly with the customer, bringing with them a collection of clothes designed to flatter every figure, budget and personal style. At a CAbi show, your trained Consultant offers a collection of beautiful clothes in the comfort of your home, where guests, family and friends can enjoy a glass of wine as they watch a high-fashion presentation. And then the fun really begins – time to start trying on all the fabulous fashions – making CAbi the ultimate personal shopping experience.

CAbi's success as a business model can be attributed to the fact that every CAbi Consultant absolutely loves what she is doing. CAbi Consultants are a rare group of people who truly say, "I love my job!" Whether they are a stay at home mom or a corporate woman looking to get out of the daily grind, CAbi offers a flexible, fun and lucrative career opportunity.

The same passion for the career side fuels the energy for the CAbi brand overall. Not only is CAbi shopping among the most unique and fun personal shopping experiences our customers have ever had, but the community of expert Consultants offers the highest quality service, placing the customer's happiness above sales.

CAbi's loyal customer base returns season after season for the unique details, unparalleled quality and amazing fit each Collection provides. Whether a woman starts her day with a board meeting or carpool, CAbi fits into her lifestyle. Combined with unparalleled customer service and expert advice from your CAbi Consultant, and honest feedback from your girlfriends, customers are sure to end up with a beautiful collection of outfits that makes them feel as good as they look!

About CAbi LLC:
For over 25 years, women's apparel designer, Carol Anderson, sold her collections in high-end department stores and specialty boutiques across the country. In 2001, out of response from her loyal following of customers who wanted more access to her designs, CAbi (Carol Anderson by invitation) was launched. Leveraging the brand's reputation in the fashion world, CAbi is a lucrative career opportunity for women that brings Anderson's designs directly to the customer.

CAbi has expanded its large national footprint with Consultants in all 50 states. CAbi offers two collections a year, which are available exclusively through the company's Independent Fashion Consultants. CAbi has developed a solid reputation for its unparalleled quality in clothing as well as its outstanding CAbi Consultants who are known for placing the customer's happiness with her clothing selections above sales. CAbi has developed a solid reputation for its unparalleled quality in clothing as well as its outstanding CAbi Consultants who are known for placing the customer's happiness with her clothing selections above sales.

For more information, visit and view the CAbi blog, CAbi Canary, at

View our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter at

Please contact Marie Coleman, mcoleman(at)carolanderson(dot)com or (310) 683.3333 x682 for photos of the Fall 2010 Collection

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Larry Guli to Appear on 'The Whole Truth' on ABC

Adding yet another credit to his ever growing list, well-known actor Larry Guli will be featured in an episode of ABC's The Whole Truth airing on December 1, 2010.

Titled The Liars, this episode deals with a dentist who is murdered in his own chair and his "Stepford Wife" is accused of the crime. After Jimmy and Kathryn learn that the dentist was doing more than just fixing teeth, they become entangled in lies of their own with Kathryn's mother and Jimmy's ex-wife.

Joining series regulars, Rob Morrow and Maura Tierney, Guli plays the part of an arraignment judge in this episode of this American legal drama series.

For Guli, life just keeps getting better. Pursuing and achieving his lifelong dream of being an actor has given him a new enthusiasm that could only come from enjoying life to the fullest.

Appearing on television, screen and stage, Guli is equally at home in both comedy and drama and has established an outstanding reputation in the industry for both his talent and professionalism.

Known for his recurring role on the popular daytime series General Hospital, Guli has earned numerous credits over the past few years including a national commercial for AARP, a co-starring role in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, a co-staring role in The Whole Truth, was seen in Six Characters in Search of an Author at this year's La Lupe Fest, played the lead in The Devil's Land being shown at film festivals around the country and many more.

"Acting has long been my passion," says Guli. "But, it wasn't until a few years ago that I was able to pursue my dream. It's a whole new wonderful world for me. I believe that if you are young at heart, you are young at mind. Being able to do what I love and loving what I do keeps me filled me with unbelievable energy."

Giving back to help various charities and research is extremely important women's jackets online to Guli and his family.

"In general, supporting charities is a matter of one's choice," explains Guli, "but for me it is obligatory. We are so lucky to live in the greatest country in the world; I believe we should give back in thanks for our good fortune.

"Over the years, I have supported a number of various charities," continues Guli. "I have played in Celebrity Golf Tournaments, made public appearances and made cash donations as well as food and clothing. Six charities that are extremely important to me are the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Melanoma Research Foundation, the American Lung Association, Senior Concerns, The Tree House Humane Society (a no kill shelter in Chicago for cats with special needs) and the Ventura County Rescue Mission.

Finding a cure for breast cancer is vital and that is what Susan G Komen is all about. All the women in my family are passionate about the cause and they have all had friends that have been impacted by this type of cancer.

Skin melanoma is another horrific form of cancer. " While I was living in Scottsdale, Ariz., and playing professional golf many of my golfing buddies were victims of skin melanoma. " The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent, national organization devoted to melanoma in the United States. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. "I caution everyone to take care in the sun. It is extremely important," says Guli.

"My wife has a rare lung disease, so we support research done by the American Lung Association."

Senior Concerns provides a perfect outlet for our used goods and clothes. Their resale shop helps them to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate or healthy seniors. "My wife and I saw our parents fade away, so we want to help seniors live the dwindling years a little better."

"Both my wife and I think cats are the greatest pets. They have tremendous personalities and are great companions. Our love affair with cats actually began when we lived in Connecticut. Our house was in a wooded area and my wife had a choice of mice or cats, so we adopted two cats, Tiger and Mitten. Tiger lived 12 years and Mitten was with us for 16 years. In fact Mitten moved to Arizona with us and used to come on the golf course at night and watch me practice. Today, we have two cats, Calico and Lily, plus I have adopted two cats with feline leukemia who live at the Tree House Humane Society in Chicago. "

And last, but not least, I support the Ventura County Rescue Mission. "I am lucky enough to live a wonderful life pursuing my dreams. Everyone isn't as fortunate. I try to deliver a car full of food to the mission monthly. A good meal is a rare treat for these people and no-one should have to go without food."

"The more people that give back will enable organizations to find cures for diseases and help those that need a helping hand and I am proud to do my part."

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Online Retailer Longshot Apparel Rides Wave of Exploding E-commerce Retail Sales

Longshot Apparel, a new online clothing retailer targeting the tall men's market, has launched its online store against a backdrop of booming holiday ecommerce results. The company, which focuses on "taking the big out of big and tall" by creating well-styled, ready-to-wear casual shirts designed specifically for the tall man, notes that online retail spending for the entire November-December 2010 holiday season reached $32.6 billion, a 12% increase versus last year and an all-time record for the season (comScore). One of the brightest spots within the retail industry was specifically in the men's clothing business, up 10.5% over last year (SpendingPulse).

"Over the past year we have spoken with hundreds of tall men about shopping for clothing. What we have found is that tall guys can't find clothing that fits and they don't want to go into stores to look for it" says co-founder and "chief tall guy" Mark Tindall. "The data shows that increasingly men prefer to shop online rather than brave a store." A comScore report from March 2010 showed that 68% of purchases from men were on pure-play websites, compared with 53% for women. "We know that once men find something that they like, they buy" says Tindall. According to Unity Marketing affluent men (top 20% HH income) spend more online averaging $3,970 during the fourth quarter of 2009 compared with $1,958 for women.

The company created its unique "Tailored Taller" fit from the ground up. "We had to start from scratch to re women's coats define our fit for the tall, lean guy," says Susan Clare, one of the partners and an ex-marketing executive from Adidas. "We developed our own fit formula. Other brands simply make the shirt bigger all over rather than addressing the specific needs of someone who is tall and fit." Longshot Apparel's first product, The Lawson Shirt, is designed and manufactured in the United States from Thomas Mason Italian fabric and compares in style and quality to brands such as Thomas Pink, Paul Smith and Faconnable.

Based in Seattle, Longshot was started by three former Microsoft, Adidas and Nike marketing executives personally impacted by the lack of well-fitting shirts for tall, fit men. The company offers its products exclusively via their online store. Free shipping and returns is part of the superior customer service the brand offers. "Isn't it about time we start treating the tall, fit man with the respect he's due?" says Tindall, who stands 6'3" tall.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New Shanti Generation “Yoga Skills For Youth Peacemakers” DVD Offers Teens/Tweens Solution To Stress, Confusion At Home And School

"Tweens and teens, aged seven to 16, are dealing with significant stress and anxiety at school and elsewhere in their lives," says Abby Wills, Program Designer of the new DVD from Shanti Generation, "Yoga Skills for Youth Peacemakers". Just in time for the Holidays, "Yoga Skills," Shanti Generation's first DVD, features seven teenagers teaching the basics of yoga.

"Some teens are emotionally shut down, which is a very dangerous state of being," says Wills. "'Yoga Skills' offers these kids a way to cope, to find inner peace, and to develop skills for dealing with and unfolding their lives with resilience."

Yoga has swept the U.S. over the last twenty years with an estimated 16 million adult Americans currently practicing. But the phenomenon has not caught hold among the teenage population. Yet.

A talented Los Angeles-based production company intends to change that by supporting today's tweens and teens with this new DVD and the broad Shanti Generation outreach concept. "'Shanti'" means peace," says Wills. "So the Shanti Generation equals the Peace Generation."

Wills, Michael Kuehnert, Jose Delgado, and Pablo Garrahan are the creative and marketing forces behind Shanti Generation, and the "Yoga Skills" production team.    Along with Aaron Wills (aka P-Nut), bassist of the rock band 311, who supplied the DVD's positive music grooves.

Abby, a successful yoga instructor in Los Angeles with more than 15 years' experience teaching youth, was inspired to conceive this teen-based project in 1997 during a Sivananda Yoga Teacher's Training in India. "There was a children's yoga camp going on at the time," Wills recalls. "I was so moved by the whole experience, I was inspired to share yoga with children when I returned to the States."

Why yoga? According to Wills, "Yoga is a practice that awakens people to a deeper, broader perspective on life. The world is in crisis. Today's youth, who are inheriting this confused and perilous global situation, need tools to manage their emotions, to help them find clarity, to help inform their choices with wisdom and meaning.

"We don't listen enough to our youth. Especially to the guidance they can provide on such issues as compassion, peacemaking, and embracing diversity. They really have a lot to teach us."

Wills developed the Shanti Generation concept by first interviewing teenagers. She wanted to discover what was important to them, the visions they held for their lives and the world; as well as their fears, doubts and other concerns. She wanted to find out what they needed.

"Yoga," says Wills, "is more than a set of poses. It's a way of being, of meeting life. It imbues a sense of personal power, of control of one's own mind. People who do yoga discover that they can choose how to think, and that that choice will influence how they feel."

What Abby learned from interviewing the teens helped give shape and content to the "Yoga Skills" DVD. It features four main sections: the "Library of Poses," with 18 yoga poses for Focus, Energy, and Calm; a section called "Choose Your Path," with features titled Creating Happiness, Energy Amplified, Choosing Peace, Being Sound, and Voice Choice Possibility; one called the "Breathing Room," with five features on stress-management and self-regulation; and the "Self-Connection Room," which features two
mindful awareness exercises. Special Bonus Features include interviews with the seven teen yoga students performing on the DVD, and Spanish and Japanese translations.

"Yoga Skills" producer and co-director Michael Kuehnert met Wills in 2001 at a monthly meditation gathering in Los Angeles. "We were peace activists looking for a way to express ourselves peacefully." Together with a group of friends, they formed Humanity at Peace, which hosted events merging yogic practices and activism. "The slogan of Humanity at Peace was Peace In, 'Peace Out," according to Kuehnert, "and we've applied that notion to 'Yoga Skills' and Shanti Generation. The peace they find, they'll take out with them into the world, into life."

In 2007, after three years of trying to find funding or sponsorship for the project, Wills and Kuehnert said, "Let's just do it ourselves." So, with Delgado and Garrahan, Kuehnert's associates in the Los Angeles production company WSR Creative, the foursome committed "Yoga Skills" to video.

Co-director Delgado has a vision for the brand – Shanti Generation – becoming a cool identity in teen culture. "I hope the kids will want to show it off, on their tee shirts, caps, and backpacks," he says. "Then their schoolmates can ask them about it. Truth is, yoga is a great way for teens to keep their edge."

The intention has always been to make "Yoga Skills" attractive to youth – from its original conception, born of Wills's conversations with the teens themselves, to the interviews of the teen yoga practitioners on the DVD, to Aaron Wills's music score, to the cover design by Shephard Fairey's design studio – Studio Number One; Fairey's designs for the Obey line of clothing and collectibles has great current teen cachet.

Garrahan, who directed the featurettes on the DVD, notes, "all the major religions -- as well as shamanism, Native American spirituality – they've all identified ages 12 to 14 as a rites of passage time for young men and women. 'Yoga Skills' provides tools for these youngsters to successfully navigate that critical time in their development. This is a generation that wants more out of life. They're asking the big questions."

But Shanti Generation is more than the "Yoga Skills" DVD. According to their website, "Shanti Generation is a movement to empower youth with peacemaking skills to build a world that respects and celebrates difference on the way to discovering unity."    "Yoga Skills" is just the first in a series of educational experiences that bring ancient and modern practices to youth in relevant, innovative formats.

The nonprofit Shanti Generation Foundation is offering a Youth Peacemakers Training, a monthly six-hour workshop for youth which teaches a constructive curriculum of peacemaking practices including: yoga, compassionate communication, mindful awareness training, peer teaching techniques, and techniques for conscious social action.

Sessions are held in a democratic educational forum. Themes emerge from the life experiences of the participants. The teens interact in small groups and dyads for project-based learning experiences. Each session features a guest teacher from the fields of yoga, health and social sciences. Upon completion of the 12-month program, youth leaders are equipped to lead peacemaking workshops for youth in their home communities. The initial training will begin in January 2010.

The Foundation also has a program for training teachers who can spread the program far and wide around the world. Their Yoga Skills for Youth Facilitator Training is aimed at yoga teachers, schoolteachers, therapists, parents, and anyone interested in working with youth to make peace. It's a 40-hour experiential trainingcourse designed to provide participants with critical knowledge in the art of guiding youth through yoga and peacemaking experiences. As a trainer, Wills developed and co-taught the first kids yoga teacher training at YogaWorks in 2001, and has since led dozens of trainings throughout the U.S. and in Jap Tips: Find Street Fashion Online(may be you can find what you want on the an. For more information, visit

Next year, YogaWorks will offer the Facilitator's Training at their locations in major cities. And the lululemon athletica store in Pasadena, CA, will partner with Shanti Generation to offer free classes to schoolteachers beginning this month.

With social consciousness a primary value of the Shanti Generation, the producers of "Yoga Skills" have housed the DVD in a totally recyclable package, made with 100% recycled board stock, soy ink, and a DVD tray made of biodegradable potato starch! Further, they are donating a percentage of all DVD sales to New Roads School in Los Angeles, and to the Shanti Generation Foundation.

What the world needs now is a generation of young people who are committed to resolving the issues of survival on our planet. In a very real sense, they need to be The Peace Generation, capable of making peace with themselves and each other, peace with all earthly constituencies, peace with Earth herself, and a lasting peace with the future. Shanti Generation is providing support to help make that vision come true.

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Editor's Note: For a free review copy of the Yoga Skills of youth Peacemakers DVD, email david (at)


New Website Features Affordable Outdoor Equipment for the Entire Family

Web entrepreneurs Anne and Ernie Hildebrand are pleased to debut their outdoor oriented website, Customers are invited to browse the Tips: Find Street Fashion Online(may be you can find what you want on the new Internet storefront for incredible savings on hunting, camping, fishing, and sports gear for the entire family.

"We decided to sell affordable outdoor gear because we ourselves enjoy spending time outdoors with our friends and family," said Anne. "We like how outdoor activities can really bring people together."

One of's specialties is offering name brand hunting supplies at a discount. Outdoorsmen and women can scoop up Bushnell trail cameras, Classic Safari camouflage clothing, and Field & Steam multi-tools. Top of the line hunting optics from Olympus, Vanguard, and Alpen are also featured, along with Tifosi Dolomite sunglasses in a variety of finishes. As knives are a must-have for any outdoorsmen, the Hildebrands have put together a collection numbering in the thousands of hunting knives, knife cases, and sharpeners.

Round up tents, sleeping bags, flashlights and other camping essentials all in one spot. Fishing gear, archery equipment, and Airsoft rifles for use after daytime hikes are popular, too. Sports fanatics are in for a real treat; carries equipment for football, soccer, basketball, hockey, tennis and even less mainstream sports, including paintball and cycling. When inclement weather makes being outdoors difficult, the board games and tabletop activities available on the site can keep the fun flowing until the storm passes.

Customer service is of the utmost importance at Each piece of inventory has been selected on the basis of quality, durability, and affordability. Orders are filled and shipped promptly in keeping with the company's commitment to complete customer satisfaction.

Emphasized Ernie, "We want our customers to feel at ease when they shop our site. They should know that Anne and I are very reliable and will always be there to answer any questions they may have."

For detailed product reviews, visit the site's brand new blog, The interactive platform is frequently updated with ideas on how to engage the entire family in outdoor activities, such as hockey, basketball, fishing, and camping.

About the Company: – a division of Hildebrand Online Ventures – is owned and operated by Web entrepreneurs Anne and Ernie Hildebrand.


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