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Gina Furia Rubel
Gina Furia Rubel is a citizen journalist, attorney, marketer and publicist. Known as The PR Lawyer, Gina is a regular contributor to The Legal Intelligencer. She has written two books and authored articles for Lawyers Weekly USA, Law Office Administrator, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Strategies magazine. Gina is a native of Philadelphia and resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania on a historic farm with her husband, children and dogs. Visit her online at

Entries by Gina Furia Rubel

In the Wake of the Website Launch

(1) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 6:06 PM

It is 2013. There are millions of websites on the Internet. There are thousands of websites that handle high-volume traffic. So why is the Insurance Marketplace website,, such a hot mess?

My two cents:

  • The top White House officials contracting for the website very likely...
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True to Their Word, Pura Vida Exemplifies Costa Rica's Sustainability Efforts

(6) Comments | Posted July 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Costa Rica is well-known for its lush rainforests, exotic wildlife (such as the White-faced Capuchin Monkey), beautiful beaches and friendly "Ticos," as Costa Ricans are called. Their national motto, "Pura Vida" or "Pure Life" is used so often it is infectious. After a recent family trip there, I realized that...

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Serve a Senior this Summer -- And Help the Kindness Catch On

(3) Comments | Posted June 18, 2010 | 12:00 PM

The Twilight Wish Foundation is determined to help make the world a nicer place to age.

And this summer, it has a wonderful way for all of us to help.

In honor of June being designated "Twilight Wish Foundation Month" in Pennsylvania, the national nonprofit, which is based in...

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From Homeless to Lawyer: One Woman's Amazing Journey

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2010 | 7:29 PM

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. has an amazing story. She has gone from being homeless to being an award-winning young attorney in Philadelphia.

Nikki grew up in a life of poverty. Having moved from Detroit to Southern California, she found herself homeless by the time she was nine years old along...

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What should you do with your tax refund?

(2) Comments | Posted March 26, 2010 | 2:42 PM

Now that April 15 is upon us, many will be finalizing and filing their tax returns while others will be asking for extensions. For those planners out there, have you considered what you are going to do with your tax refund?

I spoke with Philadelphia-based personal finance expert and...

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Changing the Face of Research and Science: A Nonprofit Biotech Incubator

(4) Comments | Posted February 26, 2010 | 2:38 PM

In Pennsylvania, there is a nonprofit organization changing the face of global medical research and science. The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center was created by a unique partnership between the Hepatitis B Foundation, a national nonprofit disease advocacy organization, and Delaware Valley College. The Hepatitis B...

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U.S. Soldiers Die in Iraq of Suspicious Electrocution - Wife of Adam Hermanson Wants Answers

(1) Comments | Posted December 23, 2009 | 12:22 PM

Janine Hermanson was at work when she received a phone call on September 1, 2009 from the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. She was told that her husband, Adam Hermanson, was found dead in his shower.

According to Jeremy Scahill in an article...

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