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Eating Disorders Identified in College Freshmen as They Return Home for Winter Break

Eating Recovery Center Urges Parents to be Vigilant for Eating Disorders Signs

Denver, CO, December 14, 2011 – As college freshmen across the U.S. return home for the holidays, thousands of parents will – for the first time – discover eating disorders that developed during their child’s first semester. Because the transition to college is one of the two most common life stages in which eating disorders develop, Eating Recovery Center (, an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder, encourages parents to be vigilant for symptoms of eating disorders as their teens return home for the mid-year break.

“For many young adults, the pressures of the first semester of college can create the perfect storm for eating disorders development, and it’s easy for teens to hide behaviors from their families – particularly if they go to school far away from home,” explains Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, NCC, clinical director of Eating Recovery Center’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Program. “Many parents won’t see the outcome of this devastating development until their children return home for winter break.”

Dieting to avoid the “freshman 15,” stress from academic and social pressures and anxiety tied to being away from home for the first time are common triggers of first semester eating disorders development. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the mean age of eating disorders onset in the U.S. is 19. A 2006 poll of U.S. college campuses conducted by the National Eating Disorders Association found that one in five college students believe that at some point they have suffered from an eating disorder.

To help parents recognize eating disorders in college students and appropriately intervene, Eating Recovery Center highlights five winter break warning signs that may indicate their teen has an eating disorder or could be at risk for developing one:

1. Noticeable weight loss or weight gain since he or she entered college.
2. Helping with the preparation of holiday meals but not eating them.
3. Excessive exercise, even outdoors in poor winter weather conditions.
4. Withdrawal from family and friends and avoidance of gatherings, even if he or she has not seen loved ones for months.
5. Discussing college in a “stressed out” or obviously anxious manner or altogether avoiding conversations about school.

“Although parents may be tempted to send their young adult back to school, I strongly urge parents noticing any signs of an eating disorder to actively seek treatment,” explains Brennan. “With eating disorders, early intervention saves lives.”

Parents are encouraged to seek an eating disorders assessment if they notice these or other troubling behaviors in their teens while they are home for winter break. Recovery is entirely possible with early intervention and proper treatment from qualified professionals.

About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center is an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, and the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services. In addition, Eating Recovery Center, in partnership with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program, offers Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Services in Sacramento, California. Under the personal guidance and care of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, our collaborative programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults. Our integrated programs offer patients a continuum of care that includes Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. For more information please contact us at 877-218-1344 or or confidentially chat live on our website at

Shannon Fern
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Forestry Research investment welcomed by Forestry communities, claims FRA

Forestry Research Associates has announced its support for the forestry research program revealed by The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research at the Durban UN Climate Change Conference this week.

Bainbridge Island, WA, December 15, 2011 – Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has announced its support for the forestry research program revealed by The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) at the Durban UN Climate Change Conference this week.

The 10-year, $233 million project is intended to help protect forests, and the communities that rely upon them, for years to come. The project will from part of the UN’s attempts to protect forests as a source of valuable carbon absorption.

FRA, a research and consultancy organization with a focus on forestry investment and sustainability, said it was pleased to hear that more investment will go into the protecting this important industry. The CGIAR said that the initial three years of the research program will focus on agroforestry, with collaboration with the Colombia-based International Centre for Tropical Agriculture, the Kenya-based World Agroforestry Centre and Indonesia-based CIFOR.

Forests have come to be known as natural and valuable carbon sinks, with some analysts claiming the are responsible to sequestering up to a third of carbon emissions worldwide. As a result, nations are increasingly considering safeguarding forests as one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing climate change.

FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins said, “We are hoping that this research projects will give the governments of the developing world even more of a reason to value standing forests as much as the timber they produce.”

Frances Seyfour of the Centre for International Forest Research said that the issues surrounding sustainable forestry go even deeper than this, due to their impact on communities in developing nations. He explained, “We urgently need a strong and sustained effort focused on forest management and governance, given the crucial role of forests in confronting some of the most important challenges of our time: climate change, poverty and food security.”

“Otherwise, we risk the further impoverishment of the billion people who depend on forests and trees for their livelihoods, continued carbon emissions from forest destruction and degradation that already are a significant source of greenhouse gases, and loss of ecosystem services crucial to sustained agricultural productivity,” he concluded.

Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394

Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles with Caroline Klebl

Announcing the 200 hour & 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Beverly Hills, California from June 2nd to June 29th, 2012. Immerse deeply in the Ashtanga Yoga practice in this Yoga Certification Intensive with Caroline Klebl.

Beverly Hills, CA, December 14, 2011 – Caroline Klebl offers a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training program to teachers, aspiring teachers and all levels of yoga practitioners. Her teacher training combines the high standards of practice, required by the Ashtanga Vinyasa System with the development of teaching skills necessary to introduce students to Yoga practice safely and effectively. This certification course is registered with the Yoga Alliance and surpasses their 200 and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training standards.

Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic method of Yoga practice, which includes hundreds of yoga postures. The postures are linked by specific breath initiated movements. Ashtanga Yoga quickly increases strength and flexibility.

Yoga Teacher Training Topics Include:
Intensive practice of the postures of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga
The principles of Vinyasa, Bandhas, Drishti and Oujaii Pranayama
Adjustments and Teaching Techniques
Assisting and supervised teaching
Introduction to Anatomy
Introduction to Ayurveda
Meditation instruction

The Chanting and Philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

An Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Manual is supplied to each participant. To those who attend all scheduled classes, a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate is issued at the end of the course.

For detailed information about the curriculum and to register for this course visit

Caroline Klebl is a dedicated Yoga instructor, who learned the Ashtanga Vinyasa method over the course of 9 years from Sri K Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. She teaches Yoga Teacher Training Programs within the US and Internationally. Over 250 students have graduated from her Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Caroline Klebl
Source of Yoga
262 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
+91 821 428 2686

Project Grand Slam Releases New Song to Benefit Victims of Child Abuse

Project Grand Slam, the contemporary electric jazz group, has today released their version of the classic Hollies hit, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”, with Special Guest Vocals by Joye Hennessey.

New York, NY, December 07, 2011 – Project Grand Slam, the contemporary electric jazz group, has today released their version of the classic Hollies hit, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”, with Special Guest Vocals by Joye Hennessey. The song is dedicated to the victims of child abuse, relating to the Penn State and recent Syracuse sexual abuse scandals.

Like millions of people across the United States and the world, the members of Project Grand Slam were horrified to learn of the sexual abuse allegations connected with Jerry Sandusky in the Penn State University football program and with Bernie Fine at Syracuse University. Project Grand Slam was completing its new album when they realized that “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” was particularly appropriate to the Penn State and Syracuse scandals. The song’s title was the motto for Father Flannigan’s Boys Town charity, which was created in the early 1900s to help disadvantaged and abused children. The song’s message of support for victims and the abused is consistent with Penn State’s and Syracuse’s healing efforts following the sexual abuse scandal. Therefore, Project Grand Slam decided to immediately release “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” as a single, and to donate proceeds from the song to benefit the victims of child abuse such as RAINN and Prevent Child Abuse PA.

The song is currently available for download on iTunes at The song will also be available for online streaming from Spotify, Napster, Amazon and others.

About Project Grand Slam
Project Grand Slam’s debut album, Play, released in 2008, garnered rave critical reviews. A track from the album, “The Captain Of Her Heart”, with guest vocals by Judie Tzuke, was a Top 20 radio hit. In addition, PGS and five tracks from Play were prominently featured in an episode of the hit NBC series, “Lipstick Jungle”, starring Brooke Shields.

The core members of Project Grand Slam are Robert Miller (Electric Bass, Composer), Ron Thaler (Drums, Percussion), and Gilad Ronen (Saxophones, Composer). Each has significant and extensive musical credentials. “He Ain’t Heavy” also features guest artists Mike Eckroth (Keyboards), Danny Lerman (Saxophones), Justin Smith (Strings) and Joye Hennessey (Special Guest Vocals).

Project Grand Slam’s follow up album containing “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” and seven other original tunes, will be released in early 2012.

To find Project Grand Slam on the web:
Official Website:

For further information contact: Chip Schutzman, Miles High Productions, 323 806 0400,

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093

MAX Agency is currently hiring Talent Scouts and Talent Agents

MAX Agency, Canada’s leading Principal TV/Film/Modeling Agency, is currently hiring Talent Scouts and Agents for their Toronto office.

Toronto, ON December 12, 2011 – MAX Agency is currently hiring Talent Scouts and Agents. Have you ever thought about having a career in the entertainment industry? Have you watched reality shows like ‘American Idol’ or ‘So, you think you can dance?’, and thought I can do that. I can spot raw talent. Well, here’s your golden opportunity.

MAX Agency, Canada’s leading Principal TV/Film/Modeling Agency, is currently hiring Talent Scouts and Agents for their Toronto office. Both full time and part time positions are available. Prior experience in the TV/Film and/or Modeling industry is a plus. Ideal candidates must be very confident and fashionable, have thick skin, thrive under pressure and be very direct and assertive.

So, if you think you got what it takes to be a Talent Scout or Talent Agent, email your resume to

MAX Agency has been providing clients with top notch talent for over 11 years. MAX Agency‘s models and actors have had the privilege to work with companies such as Nike, Labatt’s, Sony, GM, TD Canada Trust, MCDonald’s, Tree House, Urban Legend TV Series, Ocean Room TV Series, West 49, Hugo Boss, Tim Horton’s and the list goes on and on.

For more information on MAX Agency visit their website at

Natalya O
MAX Agency
2063 Yonge St. Suite 202
Toronto, ON M4S-2A2

Katrina LaPenne Jewelry Aims to Arouse The Senses in a Collaboration with MCMC Fragrances

An ode to blossoming Brooklyn, local designer & perfumer create a lavish collection of floral inspired solid perfumes encased in luxurious silver lockets.

New York, NY, December 12, 2011 – Jewelry designer Katrina LaPenne launched an exciting collaboration with Anne McClain of MCMC Fragances aimed to spotlight the botanical beauties of Brooklyn. A collection of posh Sterling Silver lockets and matching stud earrings are handcrafted to coincide with the alluring floral scented solid perfumes they encase. The Brooklyn based designer and perfumer have gathered inspiration from three of the most iconic florets blooming in the famously trendy borough – rose, lilac and moonflower. The concept was to design charming lockets that generated a visually stunning representation of the solid perfumes they would hold within.

The unique process begins with Katrina LaPenne’s use of a hydraulic press to form the locket shape, later soldering on hinges, clasps, and a rim to house the perfume. Once the locket is perfectly shaped, it is adorned with a hand-carved floral design corresponding to one of three floral aromas. Following the formation of the locket, Anne McClain fills each piece by hand using a traditional method of melting beeswax and jojoba oil before combining it with the fragrance-specific ingredients, all of which are gentle to the skin. With a fusion of rare and precious materials such as Bulgarian rose absolute, lillac, and French basil, the perfumes boast a concentration of 25% – higher than standard perfumes – ensuring a little bit will always go a long way. These incredible gems are sure to become a permanent part of your collection as well; a re-fill program will soon be available to ensure a long-lasting relationship with your soon-to-be-favorite jewels.

About Katrina LaPenne
From a young age Katrina LaPenne was fully aware her path would lead her to create visually exquisite things. After earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Light Metals from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, she ventured back to her native Brooklyn prepared to inspire the masses with her unique ability to create personal, inspiring jewelry. Pulling inspiration from the natural beauties found in nature, ancient artifacts, and exotic decorative objects surrounding her, LaPenne produces each collection with the utmost care and attention to detail. Keeping in tune with her love of nature’s charm, has vowed to keep her company as socially and environmentally conscious as possible. –

About MCMC Fragrances
MCMC Fragances is an intimate company founded by Anne McClain in 2010, dedicated to creating high quality perfumes with a uniquely lady-like appeal. Based in Brooklyn, NY, every fragrance is crafted in small batches and poured by hand. Anne McClain studied natural perfumery and aromatherapy before moving to Grasse, the “perfume capital” of France, to further her knowledge of the history, techniques, and practices of modern perfumery. With a knowledge and appreciation of natural elements and an extensive grasp on what makes a high quality product, McClain guarantees that every scent is made with love. –

Malorie Kaye
Cameo PR
167 Madison Avenue Suite 204
New York, NY 10016
O: (646) 360-3488
C: (732) 598-2236

AAA Reports On Growing Appetite for Wine Investment

More evidence that wine may be the new favourite among alternative investors has been unearthed, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).

Boston, MA, December 12, 2011 – More evidence that wine may be the new favourite among alternative investors has been unearthed, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).

The Alternative investment advocacy and research group claims that Investment guru Michael Spencer’s purchase of a minority stake in “the Goldman Sachs of the wine market”, the Bordeaux Index, further demonstrates the asset class’s popularity.

“The fact that many alternative asset classes have become extremely pricey in recent months has meant that the more alternative of alternative assets are now becoming a more valid option for those looking to invest,” stated AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.

He added “Although wine is still seen as somewhat of a niche investment market, this is changing rapidly and with high profile moves like this one, involving Mr Spencer, more investors could follow this lead.”

This is not just to do with the relative affordability, however. It is arguably more to do with the fact that wine has performed very well while other more traditional assets have taken a hit. The founder of Bordeaux Index, Gary Boom, said, “If you take wine from when we started measuring in 1983 it has outperformed all the stock exchanges out there. Not by masses, but by one or two per cent a year. The only commodity that has stood up to that is gold.”

Wine investment is also an effective diversifier for investment portfolios as it is much less likely to follow the same patterns as equity markets and has a low correlation with general economic trends. One of the major drivers in the wine market at the moment is the increasing demand from China where the population’s increasingly sophisticated tastes are leading to a boom in the market for all things luxurious. Hong Kong has also seen a rise in demand, helped along by the removal of a duty that was previously charged on wine.

Mr Johnson added, “alternative investors can also look at other more alternative alternatives for lower cost options, such as forestry investment products like those offered by Greenwood Management in Brazil. This firm offers people the chance to invest in their own piece of forest from around EUR 10,000.”

Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320

Zeek Rewards and Lisa Kay have Launched a Program to Help Everyone in Network Marketing Create Income

Zeek Rewards Has Reached the Top of Alexa Worldwide for MLM’s With the Help of Lisa Kay.

San Jose, CA, December 12, 2011 – Zeek Rewards was created for anyone tired of working 9-5, anyone weary of watching assets dwindle amidst the adjustments & shifts in the financial community, or anyone working a home business.

FIRST, LET’S LOOK AT REALITY: 95% of people in MLM, network marketing, Internet marketing, or home business opportunities FAIL, Kay says.

They all fail for 4 main reasons:

1. Most people start their own businesses on a “shoe string” budget. Because they don’t know how to effectively advertise and promote their businesses, these folks quickly run out of money, without having the opportunity to effectively grow and explode their business.

2. Most people pitch their mlm, network marketing, internet marketing, or home business opportunities to their family, friends, and co-workers. This is a recipe for running out of people to talk to and for running out of money to advertise. That’s a sad scenario, not having enough qualified people to talk to on a daily basis. No business — even a franchise like McDonald’s — could survive on a daily basis unless they had customers.

3. Most people lack the tools, resources and sales training needed to put their potential new distributors or customers through a simple information process. “What is an information process?” you ask. An information process is simply: the resources for presenting your product or service to more people in less time. With a great information process, you can stop talking to people one-at-a-time, stop doing in home presentations, and stop going to hotel meetings. You can use technology to streamline the process.

4. Most people “can’t close their way out of a paper bag.” It’s sad to say most people join a home business before they realize they are suddenly in the business of sales. And they are either afraid of the phone or can’t close the deal. Bottom line: they don’t make any money.

Over the past few months Zeek Rewards has changed many people’s lives. Leverage is what this program brings to the home based business and this is why so many people are successful Kay says. When you teach people how to make money online you have a friend for life. When I first saw Zeek Rewards, I just knew I had found my Golden Ticket Kay says.

Here are the top reasons why Zeek Rewards is growing so Fast:
1. You Do Not need to Sponsor or Recruit to Make Money
2. Compound Income (you get paid 6 different ways)
3. You Can Join For Free!

As founder of LK Enterprise, Lisa Kay has stayed on the cutting edge of internet marketing and home business opportunities. Kay says, after intentionally staying on the fringe of the Home Business/Network Marketing Industry for a dozen years, the careful evaluation and due diligence of a dozen different top internet homes businesses, it was obvious that Zeek Rewards was a smart marketing strategy. Zeek Rewards had the perfect combination of product, training and appropriate market timing. It’s very rare to have all of these elements come together in one powerful structure all at the same time. Together we can make a huge and important difference in people’s lives. Whether you’re a part-time non-recruiter or a seasoned sales professional, Zeek Rewards offers you an opportunity to create whatever income and life-style you desire. To find out more on how Lisa Kay can help you build wealth contact at 408-372-2392 or

Lisa Kay
LK Enterprise
San Jose, CA 95101

Player Response Marketing to Exhibit at ICE

Player Response announces their presence at the International Casino Exhibition in London

Vancouver, Canada, December 10, 2011 – The directors of Player Response Marketing are pleased to announce that they will have an exhibit stand at the International Casino Exhibition (ICE) this January. The exhibition will take place from January 24 to January 26 at the Earls Court conference center in London, England.

“We’ve attended this conference every year, and we are very excited to be exhibiting” said James Bradley, one of the company’s managing partners. “This is the gaming industry’s largest annual exhibition, and everyone serious about their gaming business attends. We hope to have all of our current clients visit us in our stand – LI-225 – and look forward to meeting new prospective clients as well.”

Player Response Marketing focuses on player and affiliate acquisition for all iGaming verticals, and will be providing attendees with information and examples of their current and previous marketing campaigns. The company was formed in 2011 by three experienced marketing professionals; Jason Butcher, James Bradley, and Gian Perroni.

ICE conference attendees that visit Player Response’s stand will also have the opportunity to win daily prizes and their grand prize of a 5,000 piece direct mailing campaign to prospects anywhere in the world, including print, lettershop work, postage, and 5,000 custom CDs. The retail of this prize is estimated to be US$18,000.00.

Individuals interested in arranging an appointment to discuss existing or new marketing opportunities can do so by sending an email to or by visiting them at ICE. The partners will also be attending the London Affiliate Conference at the Old Billingsgate conference center from January 26 – 28.

For more information about Player Response Marketing and how or unique range of marketing services can improve your business, please visit today.

Media Enquiries:
James Bradley

About Player Response Marketing
Player Response Marketing is a direct response marketing company providing a unique range of online and offline marketing, affiliate management services and consulting services for online and land-based gambling brands. The company was launched early in 2011, and is directed by a senior management team with over 40 years of combined experience in the gambling industry.  Player Response works with clients to acquire new players and affiliates while improving response rates and lowering acquisition costs. Please visit their website at for further information, or contact them directly by email to

James Bradley
Player Response Marketing
439 Bowen Trunk Road, D133
Bowen Island, BC. Canada V0N 1G0

Luxury Travel Group Ltd to Unveil Exotic Vietnam Tour in 12 Days

Discover the Authentic Mekong Delta with an In-Depth and Exotic Experience on the Beaches of Phu Quoc Island.

Hanoi, Vietnam, December 09, 2011 — This exciting 12 day trip allows travelers to discover the Mekong delta in all its glory, with their odyssey ending on Phu Quoc Island.

The Mekong is the longest river in Southeast Asia, running through 6 countries and ending in Vietnam, with 9 branches before finding its ways to the East Sea. With its unique history and rich culture, it’s one of the last travel frontiers, with stunning natural beauty and incredible cultural diversity.

“Whether it’s the sights, sounds or tastes, there’s always something captivating to grab your attention. Lose yourself in the vibrant markets or observe the relaxed life of the Mekong locals while you travel by boat through the winding waterways of lush South Vietnam,” said Pham Ha, founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Activities during the trip include trekking, cruising, biking and boating. You will venture off the beaten path of the Mekong Region from Chau Doc to Ha Tien and from Can Tho to Cap Ca Mau. Of course, travelers will have time to relax and cruise on a charming boat on the Mekong River and stay in the best available hotels in the region including the newest five star Ha Tien Vegas .

“Your trip ends at the Phu Quoc Islands, just 45 minutes by air from Rach Gia. Phu Quoc is a relatively undiscovered island paradise, with warm clear waters and long stretches of sandy beaches. The local industry is fishing and the island is famous throughout Vietnam for its fish sauce. There are few upscale resorts on the island, but this is changing rapidly,” added pham Ha.

Tour prices from 1999 USD per person from two persons, double occupancy, including private transfer, pick up and drop off services, domestic flights, meals, English or French speaking guide, entrances, visa on arrival letter, and first class accommodation. Book this tour with a code: plux4luxexoticvietnam12

“The tour can be booked online and paid in full with your major credit card: Master, Visa or Amex, and can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules. Touring is flexible, with your own expert guide and driver in each destination, and each day is tailored to your personal interests, schedule, level of energy, and travel preferences,” said David Nguyen, sales and Marketing Manager of Luxury Travel Vietnam Company.

Opened in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and serves thousands of high-end travelers every year, while experiencing 30% growth annually. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent award: “Best Luxury Tour Operator in Vietnam.”

For more information and online booking, visit

David Nguyen
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
5 Nguyen Truong To Street
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi