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Joshua Estrin
With an MS from Columbia University in Human Behavior and Clinical Therapy and near completion of his PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution - Joshua Estrin, the fat kid who was forever dodging Tater-Tots in High School has turned his clinical eye on the petri dish of human dynamics, Hollywood and more specifically Pop Culture. Where others fish or crochet, Estrin's hobby is all things trending but not necessarily trendy. Upbeat and always ready with a not-necessarily-politically-correct point of view, he writes authentically about the world where entertainment, music, fashion and human behavior collide and revels in the results, a delicious mix of chaos and mayhem. Wrap this all up in a "look ma' no braces" package and the "Little Engine that never shoulda', coulda', or woulda' is taking life one scrumptious bite at a time and enjoying every minute of it!

Entries by Joshua Estrin

What's SUP? Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 12:19 PM

Is there such a thing as yoga on steroids, or is that a contradiction in terms? Yoga is often considered the ultimate in Zen exercise and mindfullness, so what would you consider a form of yoga that requires even more balance and core strength? That's what you achieve with Stand...

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Guatemala's Pacaya Volcano: A Secret Oasis for Marshmallow Lovers

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 1:01 PM

When the ancient Egyptians came to know the properties of a wild herb with a sap that could be mixed with honey, they found it so special that they reserved it only for the gods and pharaohs. Fast forward to the late 1920s and the Girl Scouts can be credited...

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Nightmare on MainStreet: Halloween Horror Nights 24

(3) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 3:04 PM


Watching iconic slasher movies on a stormy night while eating pizza with peppers and anchovies is never a good choice. Therefore, an evening of Halloween, The Walking Dead, and Alien filling your head while spicy jalapeños do what...

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Is John Travolta Gay? Who Cares?

(6) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 6:08 PM

In a recent interview with The Daily Beast's Marlow Stern, John Travolta is once again discussing but not defending decade-old rumors that he is gay.

Antoinette Bueno of ET Online explains the source of the latest rumors:

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Douglas Gotterba -- who...
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Judith Light Is Taking the Flu Very Seriously

(5) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 5:09 PM

In the most loving and ironic twist of fate, actress Judith Light has gone from being a woman of the night in One Life To Live to one of the madams in Dallas in a very upscale, very southern house of ill repute. She also got to stare at Tony...

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National Guacamole Day: It's Not Easy Being Green

(7) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 8:00 AM

September 16th marks a very important day of the year, National Guacamole Day. Clearly it goes without saying that this is a time to rejoice, yet do any of us take the appropriate amount of time to pay homage to the plight of one of this planet's most misunderstood fruits?

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Travis Wall of 'SYTYCD' Dances to the Tune of Success

(3) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 9:14 AM

Breakfast with Travis Wall is like meeting a unicorn, I was told that the mythical, magical creature didn't exist and yet I am faced with a young man who is simply not from this world. He is honest, unfiltered, gracious and wise far beyond his years with a knack for...

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All of Me Why Not Eat All Of Me: The Future of Edible Packaging

(1) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 6:40 PM

Some of us discuss politics and religion with our friends -- I discuss food. In a recent brain drain on the future of food and how science is fast becoming a necessary ingredient regarding sustainable living, I shared a meal and and some exciting ideas with friend and physician Dr....

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Kristin Chenoweth Says: It Just Wouldn't Be Summer Without...

(6) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 1:07 PM

Breakfast with Kristen is like the universe telling me I can eat as many donuts as I want and not gain a pound. She is sweet, sassy, sticks to my ribs and dances on my heart in a way few do. Am I fan? Absolutely and I say without reserve...

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Chuck Hughes Continues to Eat the Street in Season Three

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 4:37 PM

Each time I sit down with Chuck Hughes I feel marginally badass as this foodie and his tattoos exude a sense of confidence with a heapin' portion of humility. He is like the bad-boy we all feared in high school who ends up being sensitive as well - Besides that...

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Raise Your Glass for National Tequila Day

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 1:59 PM

If you "Take life with a grain of salt...a slice of lime, and a shot of tequila," then you've probably got a spot in your heart (and your mouth!) for this distilled beverage which is crafted from the blue agave plant of Mexico. But I wanted to find out more...

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The Toa of Mangos at Jade Mountain

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 7:09 AM

They say that admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. So, I admit it, I am addicted to mangos. The smooth skin, the fleshy fruit and yes, even the horrific mess they make as the juice drips onto my hands and dries creating a sticky masterpiece....

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Chillin' With Chilean Wines

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 6:57 PM

While Brazil is garnering attention these days from soccer fans worldwide, Chile is quickly building a fan base of its own. Long recognized for the quality of its seafood and agricultural products, The International Organization of Vine and Wine believes that Chile is establishing a formidable wine-producing reputation. Relying on...

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Potter Heads Unite for A New Adventure at Universal Orlando

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 3:30 PM

While the masses of muggles, the non-magicians among us anxiously await any word from the world of wizardry. I too countdown the hours waiting for breaking news and line up in costume for hours at bookstores upon release of anything potteresque , theaters sell out in minutes at mere mention...

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Will the Hashtag Be the End of Humanity?

(2) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 1:15 AM

The power of the hashtag should not be overrated, but have we gone too far? Will the day come when no document is sacred and the torch is passed? In this brave new world will the lines be blurred with no hope of ever going back? Perhaps this is a...

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The Sacred Side of Cancun

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 1:49 PM

Like many siblings Cancun and the Riviera Maya have a slightly edgy but loving rivalry when it come to tourism. In truth, both have much to offer. Cancun is a wonderful and magical place to use as home base while exploring all that the region has to offer. The days...

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What Has Robert Irvine Done Now?

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 5:34 AM

Robert Irvine is a big, tall and sometimes slightly boisterous teddy bear that does more behind the scenes than most know about. With a huge heart rivaled only by the size of his biceps he embraces life with a sense of responsibility, awe and joy that make him one of...

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Cirque du Soleil Finds a New Home in the Mayan Riviera

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 1:17 AM

Cirque du Soleil is certainly not new, but their artistry for reinvention is nearly as remarkable as the magic they create on stage. While Las Vegas is seen by some as "exotic" the excitement for the premiere of Cirque's newest creation, JOYÀ is building on the Riviera Maya (literally) with...

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Firehouse Subs Is the Home to a Gentle Giant

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 6:08 PM

When Jack climbed the beanstalk planning to steal the Golden Goose he was met by a giant ready to eat him for supper. The lovelorn Beast who lost his heart to Belle in Beauty Beast and the nearly iconic Shrek are all examples of the "Gentle Giant" who while not...

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The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You at the New Larios on the Beach

(2) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 12:07 PM

It's enough to make you want to do the conga! Fans of Gloria and Emilio Estefan's award-winning Cuban restaurant in trendy South Beach are celebrating the return of Larios on the Beach to its original location. Opened in 1992, the restaurant quickly became Miami Beach's must-visit destination for authentic Cuban...

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