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Alex Budman

Entries by Alex Budman

Magic in the Mundane: Why Do the Streets of NYC Sparkle?

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 7:28 AM

I think of New York City as a mosaic of people from all over the world, each one on his or her own journey to a shared destination -- success, however we define it. The streets that we all share is where this journey takes place.


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Deliciously Ella: Inspiring Recipes for Health and Happiness

(1) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 11:03 AM

When was the last time that your double chocolate cheesecake slice left your body feeling rejuvenated, healthy and wholesome? Ella Woodward, the mastermind behind the healthy and inspired, gluten/wheat/dairy/meat/sugar free recipes on is taking the unhealthy out of our favorite recipes, and showing her wide range of...

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'Lady Gaga Tweeted About Me'

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 5:15 PM

Sitting in a yellow New York City taxi with my mom, I glanced at my phone briefly and was shocked to notice 30 unopened emails. This made my heart jump. Was I in trouble? Was the world ending? What could be this important on a Wednesday Morning?

All of the...

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Abu Shukri: The Best Hummus in Jerusalem?

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 10:18 AM

It's no secret. Ask anyone in Jerusalem where the best place to get hummus is, and you are likely to be pointed in the direction of Abu Shukri, located in the heart of the Old City. Usually when a restaurant becomes so renowned, one may question if the quality of...

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Caroline Rothstein Talks 'Body Empowerment'

(2) Comments | Posted December 20, 2011 | 12:10 PM

It was a sweltering hot August morning in New York City, and I had just met with Caroline Rothstein on an assignment for I Am That Girl, an organization devoted to promoting authentic confidence in women around the world. I chose to interview Caroline because a friend told...

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Meeting the YouTube Sensation Captain Crazy at 9 Mile, Jamaica

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2011 | 11:06 AM

2011-12-02-Captain.jpg On July 4th, 2006, Tom Briody from Ireland posted a video on YouTube entitled "Jamaican Tour Guide" which has received over 5,487,528 hits. The video shows 'Captain Crazy,' a tour guide at 9 Mile, Jamaica, demonstrating how Bob Marley would relax...

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Tradition Finds a New Home; International Students Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2011 | 10:43 AM

Being a Canadian Student attending the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland, I was prepared to cross Thanksgiving off of my list of holidays to celebrate. I could have never predicted that Canadian Thanksgiving would become a staple event in my autumn semester, and that American Thanksgiving would become just...

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One Year Before, Commemorating 9/11 Through Collaboration

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2011 | 3:19 PM

2011-09-20-JIMJIM.jpgJust one year before September 11, 2001, a date that has changed American history, James (Jim) Budman was walking on his balcony in Soho NYC when he saw something extraordinary. A wine glass had been left out from the night before and was...

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A Tree Grows in Harlem

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 3:48 PM

The same hands that are opening the limousine door for celebrity clients such as Edward Norton, Matt Damon and Tom Hanks are planting the seeds of change in the Harlem Success Garden. Tony Hillary is the brains behind the limousine company T.Z.R Transportation with an all-star clientele, as well as...

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Bollywood Flies to Canada, With No Return Ticket Home

(9) Comments | Posted June 26, 2011 | 11:19 AM

As the IIFA's unfold in Toronto, Bollywood and Canadian cinemas seem to be a natural fit, as seen in the 2011 film Breakaway, which will be released this September.

Breakaway, the 2011 film produced by Indian-born Canadian Ajay Virmani, has something for everyone, regardless of which 'wood'...

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Changing Stigmas Through Right To Play in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2011 | 10:45 AM

From the first second Yonas Tadess enters the gates of Adonay Primary School located in Addis Ababa, it is evident that he is the big man on campus. Kids come from every corner of the field to give him a huge hug and kiss on the cheek. For Yonas, a...

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A Chilly Start to May

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2011 | 2:11 AM

Students from St. Andrews welcome the month of May with much enthusiasm and few clothes. Scotland's oldest university, celebrating its 600th year, has once again successfully hosted "the May Dip."

Thousands of students gather on the East Sands beach and run into the frigid North Sea water as the sun...

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