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Clarissa Burt
Clarissa Burt’s journey to entrepreneur, TV/Video producer, public speaker, author, writer, inventor, award-Winning actress and entertainer has all the makings of a best selling novel. At 18, Clarissa was a top model with the Wilhelmina modeling agency in Manhattan. Soon after she moved to Milan and quickly began appearing on hundreds of magazine covers such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan as well as on most of the major runway shows in Milan, Paris, new york, and japan. This led to work for cosmetic houses revlon, Dior, and Clarita, Helena Rubenstein and her selection as the worldwide “Face” for Orlane Cosmetics. Clarissa has performed in numerous movies and can be remembered as Xayide in “The Never Ending Story, part II,” and as Giulia in the award-winning “Caruso Pascosky”. Clarissa has also appeared on hundreds of television shows, and in 1999, founded her television production company, Numen International in Rome. Her productions have included The Miss Universe Pageant and World Sports Awards. In 2001, the Clarissa Burt Hair Product and Facial Cream Lines were successfully launched on Home Shopping Network Italy. A leading authority on beauty, image, and self-esteem, “Good Morning, Italy” called upon Clarissa to host the popular beauty segment, “Clarissa Suggests. After 25 years in Europe, this who’s who of American and International women returned to the United States where she hosted her own radio show entitled “Clarissa burt talks” on voice America and world talk radio interviewing renown entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Runway Beauty magazine brought clarissa on board As Health and Beauty Editor for their 2008 launch. She is currently launching ClarissaBurt.TV ..The Look Good, Feel Good, Be Good Television for women. Ms. Burt’s Book “The Self-Esteem Regime“ is due for Fall 2011 distribution. Clarissa’s mission is an always will be the betterment of women.

Entries by Clarissa Burt

MasterChef's Sharone Hakman's Artisan Barbeque Sauce

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 5:53 PM

For MasterChef contestant and entrepreneur Sharone Hakman, the transition from finance to the culinary world was about passion. Comparing his self-taught culinary ability to that of a musician, Hakman has been comfortable in the kitchen putting together new dishes since an early age. Despite his knack for cooking, for years...

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+Bands Bracelets Spread Positivity in Partnership With Mike Tyson Cares

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 3:33 PM

Co-authored with Tamara Kraus

With so many media outlets continuously feeding society with unattainable ideas of happiness and self worth, 20-year-old co-founder of +Bands (positivity bands), James Hammer, has partnered with Mike Tyson Cares to create bracelets reminding people that positivity is simply black and white.

"When we have no...

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A Tale of Two Women: The Story Behind 'The Reality Rally'

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 11:17 AM

Co-authored with Kylie Jenkins

Life has a terrible way of twisting toward tragedy, and dreams have a funny way of coming true. Few know this better than Gillian Larson. A registered nurse for 41 years who was born and raised in South Africa, Gillian has lived a life full of...

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Fashion Statistics: How Do You Match Up?

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 5:49 PM

Co-Authored With Karyssa Wilhelm

Fashion trends come and go as fast as you can change your lipstick shade, but could hemlines and the amount of shoes lying around in a woman's closet predict the economic future? The website BlogHer teamed up with Taubman Centers and collaborated on a survey that...

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We Dare You to Care

(3) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 9:35 AM

Co-Authored by Frederick Hill

Hunger is an epidemic that occurs all around the world. Although it is something we may hear about more often elsewhere, the truth is, millions of Americans suffer from food insecurity right here in our own backyard. According to Feeding America, in 2011 more...

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Wells Bring Hope: The Clean Water Savior

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 1:28 PM

By Clarissa Burt with Eman Fendi

In Niger, West Africa the water is dirty and deadly. What if you had no choice but to give it to your child? For the families who live there this is a potentially deadly reality. Only one out of seven children make it to...

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The Dalai Lama's Selfless Right-Hand Monk

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 4:41 PM

By Clarissa Burt with Ellen Kuni

It's clear that Khen Rinpoche has influenced many people throughout the world. Having
lived most of his life as a Buddhist monk, he has dedicated most of his time to prayer, meditation and the good of all mankind. As a 13-year-old boy, he...

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Italian Chef and CNN Hero Bruno Serato Feeds 500 Kids Per Day

(12) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 12:33 PM

By Clarissa Burt with Stacia Affelt

It was in the "Napa Valley of Northern Italy" that Chef Bruno Serato's parents bought a humble little mom and pop Italian restaurant, and it was then that the then 14-year-old discovered his love of cooking.

"That was my first influence of cooking...

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News From Digital Hollywood

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 9:53 AM

Digital Hollywood, founded by Victor Harwood, brings together the biggest, best, brightest stars in the digital world of film, television and the web. Among the various panels and break out sessions, I had the opportunity to speak to some of the expert speakers and take a deeper dive into how...

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Arizona Nonprofit Helps Abused Women

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 11:09 AM

For some women, it is shelter. For other women, it is a support network. But, the National Advocacy & Training Network (NATN) is for everyone, a place to start over.

NATN, through grassroots efforts, began in Arizona as a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency in January of 2002. Started by MonaLou...

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Wearable Art from Violet Luck

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 10:40 PM


The days of quality produced fashion may seem like a thing of the past due to the presence of the mass production in our society today. However, Violet Luck, a sister designer-duo is bursting onto the fashion scene and they are ready to shake...

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Soldiers in Saddles

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 3:36 PM

Violence, killing and the horrors of war are incredibly difficult for the human psyche to endure. How do veterans, fresh from the rigors of war, cope with the emotional pain? Healing is a slow process and many are left with psychological damage that affects them the rest of their lives.

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Risen From the Ashes: Phoenix Quilts Distributes Handmade Blankets to Wildfire, Hurricane Victims and Now, Families in Newtown, Connecticut

(2) Comments | Posted December 23, 2012 | 10:27 AM


According to mythology, every 500 to 1000 years, the Phoenix dies in a fire in its nest and is reborn into a young bird from its ashes.

It is from this story that Julie Anderson chose the name and the motto for her...

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GWEN Network: Saving Lives With iTunes App

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 1:25 PM

By Clarissa Burt with Barbara Fowlkes

I recently sat down with Tess Cacciatore, co-founder of the Global Women's Empowerment Network (GWEN), to discuss a collective storytelling depository and the launch of her groundbreaking iPhone app.

GWEN Network is quickly transforming lives beyond abuse. The video campaign, called...

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Branding Your Business the Creative Way

(4) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 6:39 PM

Co-written by Madeline Ulivieri

When it comes to building a business online, every business is chasing the same things -- the No. 1 listings in the search engines results pages, an engaged tribe, a large list, and a pipeline full of new, high-paying, pre-qualified leads. But why is it that...

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The Mother-Daughter Duo Who RESHAPED How the World Looks at Eyebrows

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 2:05 PM


It is said that no successful person is ever alone in his or her journey. Anastasia Soare is no exception. Infinitely determined, Anastasia opened her own salon, Anastasia Beverly Hills, in 1997. She has also created her own...

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Getting Your Website Noticed

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 2:16 PM

Co-written by Tyler Fleck

The Internet world is an ever-changing place. Years have gone by since this marvelous tool first was made public, and since then, it has become an entirely different beast. What was first used solely as a fast and easy way to communicate and spread ideas has...

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9 Ways to Overcome Anxiety Without Medication

(27) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Most people don't understand how vital a role food plays in improving your mood. Trudy Scott, certified nutritionist (CN), educates women about the amazing healing powers of food and nutrients and helps them find natural solutions for anxiety and other mood-related issues.

She is the founder of Every...

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Water and Light for Love, the Loita Hills Maasai Project

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 7:46 PM


A battered safari Jeep, rumbling its way through the thick Kenyan bush, is a sign of hope for the children of the Maasai tribe. Their chief, Wilson Lolpapit, drives this old car seven hours to the closest city, Nairobi, where he works as a...

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Bridging the Gap: Rachell Hall's Fight for Breast Cancer Survivors

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 6:46 PM

By Clarissa Burt With Brooke Smith

In my lifetime, I have been exceedingly fortunate to come across a plethora of uniquely-talented women who are proactive warriors fighting for positive self-esteem. One astoundingly-talented woman whose efforts are extremely important for women is Rachell Hall. She is a long-time permanent makeup artist...

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