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Monthly Archives: March 2010

If you’ve debated on whether to take off for a few days during spring break but want to skip the beach parties in Miami and San Diego and save money while you’re at it, consider Hotwire.com’s top 10 best value destinations for Spring Break. From places to learn about our country, art exhibitions,  museum tours, and even theme parks to bring the kids, this list of the best value cities to visit in 2010 is sure to fit the bill for an adventure whether it be solo, tandem, or with the whole family. Many hotels in these cities are offering special Spring Break deals to lure people away from the popular Mexico destinations during this time of year. For more info on each city you can contact Hotwire.com

1. Atlanta, GA

2. Orlando, FL

3. Phoenix, AZ

4. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

5. Denver, CO

6. Houston, TX

7. Los Angeles, CA

8. Raleigh, N.C.

9. Chicago, IL

10. Miami, FL

In November of 2009, the CERN particle collider broke the world record for the fastest atom smashing ever created since the big bang. Now, the collider has tripled the record and smashes atoms at 3.48 trillion electron volts or TEV in order to peer into the secrets of what happened during and after the ‘big bang’. The researchers at CERN also are looking into dark matter and an elusive particle dubbed the ‘Higgs Boson’ for which modern physics is based upon. The CERN scientists hope to reach nearly the speed of light with these particles and smash open some of the secrets of the universe, which can only be answered by these means.

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With Seattle’s office vacancy above 20%, gym’s and workout clubs are turning office space into macho-mansions. One of the last things to go in a troubled economy seems to be gym memberships, and drastically lower real estate prices have led to a boost in gyms. Over the past year, L.A Fitness opened a 55,000-square-foot gym in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, 24 Hour Fitness opened its 17th Seattle-area club last month, boasting 46,000 square feet at the new Overlake Center in Issaquah, and Gold’s Gym is due to open this month at Rainier Square, taking 13,000 square feet formerly occupied by a home-décor store and art gallery. Not to mention over at 507 in Northgate, 24 Hour Fitness signed a contract for a new, 45,000 square-foot gym near the Northgate Mall where office max and circuit city used to reside.

For many, the idea of having to cancel membership during a recession and lose initiation fees for when the economy recovers is not worth the time. In fact, getting in shape during a troubled economy can help you stay healthy to avoid doctor visits, medicine, and time off work. Working out is well known to be a stress-reliever, detoxifyer, stamina-builder and muscle-gainer for riding out the tough times. Having a gym membership can be fun as far as meeting new friends and maybe discovering a new activity that can be beneficial to your overall well-being. To learn more, contact Prostar Insurance for recommendations!

According to a catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, the losses from a quake near the coast of Chili that killed more than 700 people could exceed 2 billion dollars.  The quake struck dozens of miles underground but near the capitol city of Santiago, disrupting commerce and now leading to looting in many of the cities near the capitol.

In the aftermath of the magnitude 8.8  Tsunami watch for the Seattle area but was later retracted by the National Weather Service.