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Costa Rica Named the Happiest Place on Earth
By Christine Estevez | 07/09/2009 - 13:07

A new study conducted by a British non-governmental group says that Costa Rica is the happiest place on Earth. In the second Happy Planet Index (HPI)—the original index done in 2006—the New Economics Foundation took a look at 143 countries that are home to 99 percent of the world's population. Happiness was measured by an equation that takes into account life expectancy, people's overall satisfaction and their environmental impact.


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Notes From Abroad: The Beauty of it All
By Ivana Cepeda | 06/25/2009 - 15:45

Since I have been here in London, my schedule has been pretty full. In addition to taking classes at the London College of Fashion, I intern 4 days out of the week at Elemis Ltd, a British skincare and spa brand, which is carried in spas all over the world.


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Notes From Abroad: The Beauty of It All
By Ivana Cepeda | 06/25/2009 - 13:00

Since I have been here in London, my schedule has been pretty full. In addition to taking classes at the London College of Fashion, I intern four days out of the week at Elemis Ltd, a British skin-care and spa brand, which is carried in spas all over the world.


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Notes from Abroad: Queen for a Day
By Ivana Cepeda | 06/16/2009 - 17:26

I have been in London for a little more than two weeks and it has been super-busy. I don’t even think I've had time to stop and process all that I've experienced, and I'm already at the halfway point. This past weekend was New York City’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade, and while I am sure the streets of Fifth Avenue were jam-packed with proud Puerto Ricans waving their flags, across the pond in London's St. James Park, I watched a different kind parade.


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Notes From Abroad: The Study of Fashion
By Ivana Cepeda | 06/12/2009 - 17:00

On the first day of class at the London College of Fashion, I was beyond excited. My flat mates and I got up early for breakfast, then we took the tube to school. The weather was lousy—cold and rainy. After arriving, we went to our classroom for orientation, where we learned that the man behind Jimmy Choo graduated from the very same institution! I think that was all I needed to hear to solidify this school as credible in my mind.


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Notes From Abroad: The Study of Fashion
By Ivana Cepeda | 06/12/2009 - 15:57

On the first day of class at the London College of Fashion, I was beyond excited. My flat mates and I got up early for breakfast, then we took the tube to school. The weather was lousy—cold and rainy. After arriving, we went to our classroom for orientation, where we learned that the man behind Jimmy Choo graduated from the very same institution! I think that was all I needed to hear to solidify this school as credible in my mind.


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Notes From Abroad: Finding My Way
By Ivana Cepeda | 06/05/2009 - 17:30

Before beginning our internships, my professor instructed everyone in my program to do a “dry run” on the tube in order to avoid getting lost on the first day of work. My “dry run” was a disaster. I went to the tube station and got specific instructions on how to get to Bond Street. The tube system is very similar to my hometown NYC subway stations. But instead of using a Metrocard, the tube requires an Oyster card. You fill out a form that you give to the clerk and pay for the amount you want.


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Notes From Abroad: Finding My Way
By Ivana Cepeda | 06/05/2009 - 15:45

Before beginning our internships, my Professor instructed everyone in my program to do a “dry run” on the tube in order to avoid getting lost on the first day of work. My “dry run” was a disaster. I went to the tube station and got specific instructions on how to get to Bond Street. The tube system is very similar to my hometown NYC subway stations. But instead of using a Metrocard, the tube requires an Oyster card. You fill out a form that you give to the clerk and pay for the amount you want.


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How to Be Road Trip Savvy
By Dorkys Ramos | 06/03/2009 - 15:45

Planning a road trip this summer? Well, you won’t be the only one. According to a recent Jiffy Lube International survey, our less-than-stellar economy has about 71% of travelers planning to jump into their car for a road trip. But it’s important to know your stuff and make sure to be car savvy before hitting the road, as AAA also announced that an anticipated 7.3 million drivers will experience car troubles this summer. Check out the quick checklist to make sure your car doesn’t leave you stranded—and seriously pissed—on the way to your vacation:


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How to Be Road Trip Savvy
By Dorkys Ramos | 06/03/2009 - 11:45

Planning a road trip this summer? Well, you won’t be the only one. According to a recent Jiffy Lube International survey, our less-than-stellar economy has about 71% of travelers planning to jump into their car for a road trip. But it’s important to know your stuff and make sure to be car savvy before hitting the road, as AAA also announced that an anticipated 7.3 million drivers will experience car troubles this summer. Check out the quick checklist to make sure your car doesn’t leave you stranded—and seriously pissed—on the way to your vacation:


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