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Aleeka Kay Edwards
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Aleeka Kay Edwards is the founder of Variously a television producer, video editor, and writer, Aleeka has worked for "The Today Show", The Peter Jennings Documentary Group, and PBS.

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The Impact of Music at The Olympics

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 9:43 AM

In the chase to be a celebrity composer, the checkpoints are a bit blurry.

Whether musicians sketch out notes and then hire composers to write what they're describing, or those musicians decide to conduct a piece that they arranged and composed themselves, music composition will always be...

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Are Brits Lazy Linguists ?

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 9:27 PM

You never hear parents tell their children to become linguists when they grow up.

However, most of the expats in Hawaii don't need engineers, lawyers or doctors within their first few months of living here. They need someone to help them with phonetics. "The hardest part about...

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New York Gamer Cultivates Community in Qatar

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 2:20 PM

Attended by watchful teachers and awash in conversations about school reform, World Innovation Summit for Education is the latest forum to mesh education and technology. Recent changes in the quality of education everywhere can be traced to the WISE Summit -- more than one thousand academic leaders and...

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Managing Difficult Communications

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2013 | 3:06 AM

Most of Jan Valdez's tenants only last two days living in her Hawaiian mansion.

She's arranged a barter system for anyone who wants to stay at her palace. In exchange for free lodging, occupants only have to follow two rules: be home before the sun sets and always make...

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The Art of Using Humor in Business Language

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 7:09 PM

Ask Randy Schoch if he's ever secured a business deal because he was funny, and the CEO of Desert Island Restaurants widens his eyes and folds his arms. It's a question he's never been asked, but one that he can surely answer. "I flew to Dallas for a boardroom meeting....

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These Store Signs Will Make You Smile

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 1:17 PM

When you traffic in a beach city, the pablum on store signs usually isn't something you notice, but the writing on some of the commercial signage in Hawaii is undeniably memorable.

I've seen many signs here that aren't sales tools. One sign read "Any child left unattended will be...

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A Little Thing

(7) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 11:31 AM

It's an expected follow-up question, a question that would normally bedevil any traveler: I just learned to say "thank you," but how do I say "you're welcome"? Honestly, I was embarrassed that after my first "mahalo," I did not think to ask how to say "you're welcome" in Hawaiian until...

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