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In this section we explore the things that define Bodega Life. We bring you some of the best and brightest minds, sharing their knowledge and passion for the things they love. Sports, health, cars, finance and fashion are some of the lifestyle areas you’ll discover. Enjoy!

The Cognac Brands to Watch in 2014

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014

The Cognac Brands to Watch in 2014

Asked where Cognac has got to in 2013, Jean-Denis Voin, head of marketing at Cognacs Camus, says: “I think we are at the end of a very dynamic growth cycle that started after the financial crisis in 2010.” What has brought this three-year surge to a halt, especially at the top end, is down to... read more

Why Networking Is Essential To Your Success

Posted by on Jan 5, 2014

Why Networking Is Essential To Your Success

Being connected is paramount for success in the 21st century.  Unfortunately, business and success is undoubtedly about whom you know, not what you know. Networking takes two main approaches: virtual or face-to-face. It’s important to utilize both strategies to expand your professional network. As... read more

Frustrated By Your Chamber’s Social Media ROI?

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013

Frustrated By Your Chamber’s Social Media ROI?

For the past several years, we have conducted an annual “chamber of commerce industry specific” social media survey. One of the things we hear a lot from chamber professionals is that they are frustrated about their return on investment concerning social media. They are concerned because they... read more

For the first time since 1959, Cubans will have the right to buy a new car

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013

For the first time since 1959, Cubans will have the right to buy a new car

HAVANA — For the first time since the 1959 revolution, Cubans will have the right to buy new and used vehicles from the state without government permission, official media announced on Thursday, another step toward greater economic freedom on the communist-led island. Under a reform two years ago,... read more

Why The Ability To Listen Is The Most Important Attribute Of A Great Leader

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013

Why The Ability To Listen Is The Most Important Attribute Of A Great Leader

One of the first crucial lessons I learned when I went into business at the ripe old age of 16 was how to listen. This was due to the fact that all of my business dealings happened on the phone as my “office” was in fact my bedroom in my parents’ house. I was extremely careful about not sounding... read more

The 3 Simple Ways To Make A Great First Impression

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013

The 3 Simple Ways To Make A Great First Impression

Not obnoxious, but not under the radar either. You want to make a solid, memorable first impression. “Ryan? Hi I’m Tony. Nice to meet you.” After a forced smile and a weak handshake, you’ve already forgotten their name. Sound familiar? Then keep reading. Whether it’s dinner with your girlfriend’s... read more

I’ll Drink To That

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013

I’ll Drink To That

A newly released study from 2010 suggests that people who don’t drink alcohol are more likely to die young than are regular drinkers. Time reports that according to a study called “Late-Life Alcohol Consumption and 20-Year Mortality,” a life completely devoid of alcohol has a greater chance of... read more

Are You as Fit as a Teenager? Take this Test

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013

Are You as Fit as a Teenager? Take this Test

Unless you hire a personal trainer—and who are you, RG3 in the offseason?—you never really knowwhat constitutes  being fit. You might make it to the gym four days a week, dabble with  CrossFit, or partake in the occasional fundraiser 5k (if  only for the free beer at the finish line), but still... read more

Beat Holiday Stress in the 15 Minutes a Day You're Not Using

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013

Beat Holiday Stress in the 15 Minutes a Day You're Not Using

You think you have no time — to do anything really, especially this time of year — but I’m going to push you on this one. Because while you don’t have the whole afternoon off, you do have slivers of time that normally get squandered on any number of things, when you could... read more

10 Reasons Why You Should Quit Watching Porn

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013

10 Reasons Why You Should Quit Watching Porn

With the ubiquity and easy access of porn these days, it shouldn’t come as a  surprise that people are beginning to study the effects of it on our sex lives.  According to a website called projectknow.com, 420 million web pages are dedicated to  porn, meaning the non-porn Internet roughly... read more