From Loren Nelson, NelsonEcom
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Item One: 50 Totally Charming Hotels for Under $150
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|1. 50 Totally Charming Hotels for Under $150
Chic, stylish, boutique–blah, blah, blah. What we want in a hotel is that unique mix of warmth and personality. In other words, we want it to be totally charming. Here are some picks, from Argentina to Vietnam.
|2. Superdelegates May Decide
The close race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama continues to place the superdelegates in a pivotal position to determine the Democratic nominee. Two weeks ago, Capital Eye reported a connection that superdelegates (Republicans don’t have superdelegates) have to the candidates that voters and pledged delegates don’t—nearly $1 million in campaign contributions. As the uncommitted superdelegates have been deciding which candidate to support at this summer’s nominating convention, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics has identified an additional $42,800 that flowed in the last three years from Clinton or Obama’s coffers into the hands of superdelegates with campaign accounts, bringing the total to $947,000.
For those elected officials who had endorsed a candidate as of Feb. 25, the presidential candidate who gave more money to the superdelegate received the endorsement 82 percent of the time. In cases where Obama had made a contribution since 2005 but Clinton had given the superdelegate nothing, Obama got the superdelegate’s support 85 percent of the time. And Clinton got the support of 75 percent of superdelegates who got money from her but not from Obama. For this update to the Feb. 14 study the Center combined contribution data with a list of superdelegates and their endorsements compiled by The Politico as of Feb. 25.
|3. Nutrition Tip – Bone Up, Fall Less
Against this backdrop, findings from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) made headlines when supplements of calcium plus Vitamin D failed to protect postmenopausal women against fractures. However, women over 60 did benefit, but only if the bone supplements of were taken faithfully. In another study, researchers monitored 445 people age 65 years or older who took supplements of calcium (500 milligrams) and vitamin D (700 IU). Those who took the supplements were 46 percent to 65 percent less likely to fall than those getting placebo, with less active women benefiting the most, probably because they had the most to gain.
|4. Word of the Week
pleiad • \PLEE-ad\ • noun
: a group of usually seven illustrious or brilliant persons or things
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|5. What do thieves do with a stolen identity?
Once they have your personal information, identity thieves use it in a variety of ways.
Credit card fraud:
Phone or utilities fraud:
Government documents fraud:
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