Category: Lifestyle

Alessandra Esteves: The Founder of Florida Wine Academy

Teaching About Wine To Latin America By: Claudia Repsold When you think of a wine expert, certainly the first thing that comes to mind is not a Brazilian, let alone a woman, in an industry that does not promote gender-equality opportunity. However, Alessandra Esteves overcame all the challenges and became a household name in the…

From Amazon Rainforest to California: How the Acai got in the U.S.

This California company’s Brazilian partnership is more fruitful than ever. sambazon acai By: Lianna Patch Photos: Sambazon Courtesy When brothers Ryan and Jeremy Black, with friend Edmund Nichols, started a business in 2000, they just wanted to share the nutrition and taste of the Amazon rainforest’s açai palm berry with consumers outside of Brazil. But the…

6 Cool Inventions You Didn’t Know Were Designed in Florida

By: Anne Jones Maybe you have guessed that the Key lime pie was invented in Florida, but what about the IBM´s first Personal Computer? The Floridians – and those who lived in the state – invented quite a few impressive things. Check out six inventions created in Florida.   1. Suntan Cream Invented by: Benjamin…

The Brazilian Supermodel invites us into her home in Chanel´s Short Film   Last time we saw the Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen on Chanel Ad she was catching waves in a tasteful black and white wetsuit and a logo-ed Chanel surfboard. Now Chanel’s enlisted the supermodel, who reportedly retired from the catwalk, for a more low-key video on…

6 Cool Inventions You Didn’t Know Were Designed by Brazilians

By: Claudia Repsold Brazilians are creative, but what exactly have they invented? Many cool inventions have a Brazilian inventor behind them; some are high-tech gadgets, while others are ingeniously simple ideas.   Kinect for Microsoft Xbox Brazilian inventor Alex Kipman is the creator behind Microsoft’s Kinect motion controller. Kinect sold eight million copies in its…

10 Celebrities Who Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Regularly

One of the hottest trends in celebrity fitness today is the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Over the years, we’ve seen quite a few famous faces training it, however the practice is nothing new. President Roosevelt trained Jiu-Jitsu to lose 20 pounds prior to the election of 1904. You’ll be surprised at some of the names on this…

FAIR FIGHT

  The Gracie family uses Brazilian jiu-jitsu to tackle bullies. By: Lianna Patch “Oh yeah? Well, I know jiu-jitsu!” This is the schoolyard taunt of many a cocky kid — usually uttered with hands raised, teetering on one foot. (Replace “jiu-jitsu” with “karate” or “kung fu” as needed, depending on where you are in the…

Jiu-Jitsu Beyond the UFC : Rener Gracie [Interview]

Jiu-Jitsu: A powerful tool to empower kids and women. By: Claudia Repsold In Brazil, the Gracie family and jiu-jitsu are so intertwined in the collective imagination that you can’t mention one without the other immediately coming to mind. Jiu-jitsu is the middle name of every Gracie. I truly suspect that they begin to practice the…

Ryan Black: The Californian Dude that Introduced the Açai to the U.S. Market

Little Known Ways to Build an Amazonian Superfood Empire ryan black sambazon BY: Claudia Repsold As a journalist for the past 25 years, I have shared many stories. From time to time, I bump into a tale that is worth telling. Sambazon is one of these. Like any other Brazilian, I am very skeptical of…

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