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ARB Base Rack on car in forest

New ARB BASE Rack

For the first time in 20 years, ARB has revolutionized the product on which the company was founded: the BASE Rack.

In 1975, the roof rack was the first product manufactured and sold by ARB. 45 years later, ARB engineers have continuously improved stronger, lighter, and more versatile racks to carry all of your adventuring needs.

On can mount a basket for the weekend camping trip, run side rails only for the construction project, then strip down to a flat rack for the canoe. The BASE Rack stands apart as the most modular design in the market. Fully-customizable side-rail configuration, and a suite of new accessories leveraging a dovetail style attachment system provides adventurers the speed and flexibility they need to transform the weekday workhorse into the weekend explorer.

The ABR dovetail system provides flexibility to attach a wide range of accessories where you need them. The side-mounting profile also provides full use of the beams’ top surface and allows the beams to support cargo without protruding tie-down points.

The BASE Rack, build, attach, set, explore, is a full-welded, aluminum design providing weight savings without sacrificing strength and durability. The fully-welded beams that run the width of the vehicle, gives the BASE rack the strength of the steel racks, at a fraction of the weight. In addition, the sleek design integrates into the vehicle’s overall appearance. Because of the strength in the cross beams, there is no requirement for a sub-frame, lowering the rack height of the vehicle.

Born and bred in the Australian outback, ARB 4×4 accessories continue to push the limits of what explorers and adventurers can do with their 4WD vehicles. The BASE Rack demonstrates how ARB continues to evolve, innovation, and build on their overlanding heritage.

About ARB:

ARB is Australia’s largest manufacturer and distributor of 4×4 accessories. We also have an international presence, with an office in the US and an export network that extends through more than 80 countries around the globe. Our philosophy, however, has never wavered from its original course – quality, reliability, and practicality above all else.

ARB base rack carrying surfboard
ARB base rack birds eye view

Panel for Mental Health re: Social Media

On April 30th, Facebook announced that it will be testing hiding likes on Instagram. TikTok similarly announced that it will be working with websites that peddle TikTok likes to reduce the impact that the metric can have on its users mental health. Some will be angered by the proposed change but this could be great news for the wellness community, in light of the ongoing studies that have found Instagram to be the most detrimental social networking app for young people’s mental health.

“It’s interesting to see Instagram ranking as the worst for mental health and wellbeing.  The platform is very image focused and it appears that it may be driving feelings of inadequacy and anxiety for young people,” said Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the Royal Society for Public Health.

The Economist reported that while social media gave users extra scope for self-expression and community-building; it also exacerbated anxiety and depression, deprived them of sleep, exposed them to bullying and created worries about their body image and “FOMO” (“fear of missing out”). Studies show that these problems tend to be particularly severe among frequent users and young adults.

In fact, studies have shown an increase in major depressive episodes from 8.7% in 2005 to 11.3% in 2014 in adolescents and from 8.8% to 9.6% in young adults. The increase was larger and statistically significant in the age range of 12 to 20 years, arguably social media’s key demographic.

So the question becomes:What are some tools we could develop to help mitigate the negative effects of social media?

For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month #GroupDyynamics presents: @YOU Liked Yourself, a two-hour event that corrals peers of the creative industry and successful leaders in the wellness fields to discuss the issues that impact our global community.

Would love for you to stop by if you’re available! Happy to arrange a time for you to speak with any one of our panelists!
About Dyynamics:
 

Launched in 2016, Dyynamics is a niche blog committed to profiling creatives from all walks of life no matter their gender, race or sexuality in order to showcase cultural diversity as the force that lends to the progressive development of humanity.  The site content includes Q&A’s with visual artists and burgeoning musicians, long-form features on enterprising aesthetes, and detailed recaps of sought after events and travel destinations. Our mission is to focus on “more culture, less news”. Our goal is to connect the informed taste-maker to the people who create or purvey contemporary culture.

 
About the Panelists:
 
Bronx native Annya Santana was driven to start a clean beauty brand in response to the lack of transparency and diversity within the beauty industry. Her line “Menos Mas” promotes a lifestyle where less is more and skin care is regarded as skin food. The brand’s goal is to provide a space for the diverse community to celebrate health from the inside out.
 
Liana Naima utilizes energy work. breathwork. vocal release and mindfulness meditation in her practice to silence the mind and induce a transcendent state for healing. 
She has a BA in Philosophy from Bryn Mawr College. M.Ed. from Hunter College. and is a trainee of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. 
As an energy worker. she is a certified White Light Reiki Master and Vortex Energy Healing® Practitioner.  
 
Model, influencer and self-love advocate P.S.Kaguya dedicates herself to creating content and building a personal brand that promotes the unfiltered expression of individuality in the hopes that others will gain the confidence to do the same. 
 

Actor and comedian Benito Skinner has come a long way since starting his YouTube channel at the end of 2016. What began as a creative outlet quickly gained an excitable young following, with the comedian’s short one-man character sketches and pop culture parodies embraced as a welcome antidote to the relentless news cycle. “Laughing has always been my way of feeling a little better about things,” he adds. As straight men continue to dominate the international comedy scene, Skinner offers a welcome alternative — and young people are responding in large numbers. With over 477,000 followers on Instagram and more than 110,000 subscribers on YouTube, the multi-talented actor is paving his own career path. 

Eau Claire–Inspired Culture

Culture Editor Tom Wilmer explores Eau Claire, Wisconsin, a city of 68,000 that has rapidly evolved to become a trend-setting cultural mecca.

EAU CLAIRE abounds with classic architecture melded with cutting-edge street art  Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer

The driver behind the city’s renaissance has everything to do with the passionately engaged locals, including a 39-year-old tech executive who’s invested millions of his own money revitalizing his hometown’s anchor hotel-conference center, and millions more in Eau Claire’s new performing arts center, the Pablo Center at the Confluence in the heart of town.

The cutting-edge facility’s inaugural season includes dance productions, literary and film events, along with a series of musical events performed in the 1,200-seat main theater. Mack John, Public Relations Manager at Visit Eau Claire, notes, “there are multiple art galleries featuring regional and national visual art displays representing an array of mediums. And in keeping with Eau Claire’s emphasis on community engagement, the galleries are free and open to the public.”

Workers installing finishing touches at the Pablo Center in downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin in preparation for opening day festivities September 22nd 2018    Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer

John added that there are also multipurpose spaces on the third floor that offer dramatic vistas of the Chippewa River and the city’s lighted Phoenix Park Bridge.

A line up of the 2018-2029 live performances includes: Cloud Cult, Ganavya Doraiswamy, Tony Jackson, Ailey II, Kate Lindsey/Baptiste Trotignon, The Oak Ridge Boys, Blind Boys of Alabama, Kodo Taiko, Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure, La Caverne (torch Sisters), Aaron Diehl, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, and Farewell Angelina.

 

Mack John at the Eau Claire Farmers Market   Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer

Kristin Dexter, co-owner of Forage EC Community kitchen in Eau Claire is a prime example of why the town is thriving. Listen to her conversation in the NPR.ORG Podcast   Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer

 

Eau Claire’s proud multi-ethnic pride is exemplified by the Hmong seller at Farmers Market in the heart of town. Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer

Trend-setting Eau Claire, Wisconsin’s hip and happening Shift–it’s a combination coffee house and bicycle repair place Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer

tranquility is mere feet away from the heart of downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer

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Revenge Body Season 2

E! SHOWS THE PASSION, POWER AND DEDICATION

IT TAKES TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE WHEN

“REVENGE BODY WITH KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN”

RETURNS FOR SEASON TWO ON SUNDAY, January 7th AT 10pm ET/PT

Notable Appearance from Entrepreneur Kim Kardashian West

E!’s inspirational transformation series Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian returns for season two on Sunday, January 7th at 10 pm ET/PT.   With the help of model and TV personality Khloé Kardashian, author of the New York Times bestselling book “Strong Looks Better Naked,” and her team of fitness, style and beauty experts, participants get the individualized help and encouragement to transform into the person they always dreamed of becoming inside and out.

During this eight-episode season, famous celebs stop by to provide advice and tough love, including pop-culture icon Kim Kardashian West. For a full list of the participants, before photos, and what has inspired them to make a change, please visit http://eonli.ne/2xyk7hC, and for a sneak peek of the series visit: http://eonli.ne/2y9ueKG. This original unscripted series is produced by Khlomoney Entertainment, Rogue Atlas Productions in association with Lionsgate and Ryan Seacrest Productions.  Eli Frankel, Khloé Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Ryan Seacrest and Larissa Matsson serve as executive producers.

This season, 17 men and women commit to a physically and emotionally challenging journey to prove to themselves and those who have been negative forces in their lives that they’re worthy of love and respect. People from all walks of life confront their past, present, and future and reveal what has brought them to this pivotal point in their lives. Whether these men and women have experienced bullying, are trying to mend relationships, or facing any other tough challenges, Khloé – who has overcome her own body issues – is there to help and will meet and check in with the participants throughout their entire process.

Khloé personally gets to know them, finds out what has broken them down, and gives them the tools they need to build themselves back up. From an honorably discharged military veteran struggling with the loss of his identity to newlyweds who want to get healthy before starting a family, each episode will feature everyday people tackling what’s holding them back from being the best they can be. However, even with the best intentions, not every journey is smooth, and not everyone makes it across the finish line.

Heart Camp with Jamie Tworkowski

To Write Love on Her Arms Founder 

Jamie Tworkowski

Launches HEART CAMP Workshops

o Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) founder and New York Times best-selling author Jamie Tworkowski has announced a new project he is calling HEART CAMP.

HEART CAMP will be a two-day workshop led by Jamie, each a gathering of 40 attendees. Over the two days, Jamie will be sharing his stories, experiences, and passions. Topics will include authenticity, writing, mental health, starting things that matter, and more. Attendees will be invited to give input on what is discussed at each workshop, and much of the event will be Q&A. With the first HEART CAMP selling out in a week, a second workshop has been added.

On HEART CAMP, Jamie states:

“I really enjoy being able to connect with people, and my hope is that folks walk away feeling encouraged. The challenge tends to be time. It can be difficult to give a question the answer it deserves in one minute or two tweets. There’s almost always a line of people or a curfew or a plane to catch.

 

“HEART CAMP was born from this idea: What if instead of one minute, we had two days? What would it look like to get a small group of people together, to share everything I’ve learned and everything I’m passionate about? What if folks were invited deep inside my work and deep inside my story, into not only the successes but the failures as well? Could I provide language and framework and ideas to help people start movements and chase dreams?”

 

HEART CAMP has two upcoming workshops scheduled: January 14 & 15, 2018 (SOLD OUT), and February 11 & 12, 2018. They will be hosted at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront in Indialantic, Florida.

For more information and to register for HEART CAMP, please visit: http://heartcampwithjamie.com/.

Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms and the New York Times bestselling author of If You Feel Too Much. TWLOHA began in 2006 as a written story and Jamie’s attempt to help one friend. Since that time, the TWLOHA team has responded to 200,000 messages from people in 100 countries, and given more than two million dollars to treatment and recovery. Jamie spends much of his time on the road, telling the TWLOHA story and bringing a message of hope to audiences at universities, concerts and conferences across America. His work has taken him to Australia, the United Kingdom, India, and Iraq. Jamie has been interviewed by CNN, NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, and Rolling Stone Magazine. A proud uncle, Jamie is also a lifelong surfer, basketball fan, and music lover. He lives in Melbourne Beach, Florida.

Eurythmics

IN AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT, EIGHT EURYTHMICS ALBUMS WILL BE RELEASED ON VINYL IN 2018





 One of the most revered and respected pop groups of the 1980s, Eurythmics, with over 20 international hits and 80 million albums sold, is in the spotlight once again, both for their nomination for the 2018 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the impending re-release of their eight RCA studio albums on vinyl.


Spanning their entire career, the albums will be released by Sony Music between April and October 2018, starting with In The Garden (1981), Sweet Dreams (1983) and Touch (1983) on April 13, 2018, followed by Be Yourself Tonight (1985), Revenge (1986) and Savage (1987) in July 2018 and We Too Are One (1989) and Peace (1999) in October 2018. This will be the first time that Peace will be available on vinyl, as the original release was only available in two formats: CD and cassette.

Also new from Eurythmics: an 11-minute unique video EURYTHMIX retrospective compiled and mixed by DJ Earworm and sourced from 23 Eurythmics  videos from 1983 to 2005. The songs included are: “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This),” “Who’s That Girl?,” “I Need a Man,” “(I Love to Listen to) Beethoven,” “Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four),” “Julia,” “Thorn In My Side,” “Love Is a Stranger,” “It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back),” “Revival,” “I Saved the World Today,” “Here Comes The Rain Again,” “Would I Lie to You?,” “There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart),” “Angel,” “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves,” “Missionary Man,” “When Tomorrow Comes,” “The King and Queen of America,” “17 Again,” “You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart,” “Don’t Ask Me Why,” “I’ve Got a Life” and a reprise of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).”

 

“In the early ’80s, videos were a new and innovative phenomena, offering musical artists the possibility to feature interpretations of their songs through the combined medium of moving imagery and sound,”says Lennox. Eurythmics embraced this concept wholeheartedly as a fresh expression of the creative process which came naturally and easily to them. EURYTHMIX by Eurythmics is a brand-new long form video piece, using excerpts from their prolific creative outpouring throughout the years, representing the broadly eclectic range of the musical and visual legacy created by the duo. It is classic, timeless and visionary.

 

Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox both have a long relationship with the vinyl format. “My dad blew my mind when I was six years old because he built his own Gramophone,” says Stewart. “He had the albums for every Rodgers & Hammerstein musical and he switched his homebuilt record player on and you heard this crackling sound and then, ‘Boom!’ I remember walking to school singing ‘I Enjoy Being a Girl.’”

 

“We had a pink, plastic Dansette record player,”recalls Lennox. “Someone gave me some birthday money and the first record I bought was Mary Poppins. It was magical and wonderful. Before that, I used to visit my grandparents and they had a 78rpm record player. I’d go in the attic and find their box of records. I was entranced by The Merry Widow.”

 

As for the release of the eight Eurythmics albums on vinyl, Annie calls the event “extraordinary.” Dave adds, “To buy a vinyl album, you have to have a record player and you have to have speakers, and this is a great thing because that means people are going to listen to your music not on a cell phone, but they’re going to listen to it out of a sound system, which is what we all did when we were growing up. The important thing about vinyl releases is that people buy them and actually put them on the turntable and listen to a side, because we chose the tracks to be played in a particular order, and that was really important.”

 

“If you’re doing a concert, it has to have a shape,”Annie elaborates. “Otherwise, it’s just disparate. So we gave a lot of thought to the order of the songs. Dave would write his order and I would write mine. We might shift a song but we would come to an agreement so the listening experience had a continuum on one side and then you would flip the album over.”

 

As for the new vinyl releases, Stewart assures,“They will sound better. In the archives, we have the original half-inch masters, which have a fantastic sound. That’s what we’re going from, not the digital remasters where the sound has been compressed.”

 

Listening to the career-spanning set of eight albums, one realizes why Eurythmics were so acclaimed by critics and fans alike, and why they won so many awards, including an MTV Music Video Award for Best New Artist in 1984, a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group in 1987, three Ivor Novello Awards, a Brit Award  in 1999 for Outstanding Contribution to British music (plus 10 more Brit Awards for Stewart and Lennox), a Silver Clef Award in 2000, as well as the duo’s 2005 induction into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame and 26 ASCAP Awards to “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” for most performed song of the year.


Now, Dave and Annie are enjoying their nomination for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in America“Being British, we never thought that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame had anything to do with us,”says Stewart. “So when we were nominated, we thought, ‘What?!’ And then we saw there were other British acts, like Depeche Mode and Dire Straits. They are incredible legends, and we’re honored to be nominated.” “It’s lovely and flattering,” adds Lennox. Fans can vote Eurythmics into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame here.

 

The eight Eurythmics RCA studio albums being released on vinyl in 2018 will all feature the original artwork, illustrations and liner notes.

 

The eight Eurythmics RCA studio albums being released on vinyl in 2018 via Sony are all available to pre-order now:

http://smarturl.it/EU_Vinylamz

 

Vote for Eurythmics to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame here:

 bit.ly/1-FanVote

 

Watch/ Share DJ Earworm compiled EURYTHMIX video retrospective here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX-fR3Xo9FQ

http://vevo.ly/86OqQM

 

Download Eurythmics artwork and press shots here:

http://we.tl/YaLIblLFZ7