Darwin Online adds Fastlane, Enables Consumers to Share Auto Purchase or Lease Deal with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

Easiest dealership experience ever! I used their Fastlane option online, picked out my car, filled out the info, chose the deal, uploaded pics of my trade and walked in to sign. So glad I did this!”

— Dealership Customer

ISELIN, NEW JERSEY, USA, February 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Iselin, NJ, February 3, 2020 — Darwin Automotive today announced the release of Darwin Online’s Fastlane. During the vehicle purchase or lease process consumers can now go into the Darwin application using any smart device, build out their deal and share the deal structure with anyone in the world at the click of a button.

According to Vincent Mastria, Marketing Manager at Mastria Auto Group in Raynham, MA, Fastlane is what he envisioned for the future of digital retailing and his customers love it. It produced his favorite review of the year when one customer stated, “This dealership was really easy to work with and the best part of the process was the Fastlane software on their website. My deal was built out before even getting to the dealership which meant I didn’t have to be there for five hours negotiating and haggling. The team knew what I wanted and made it a seamless process. It’s like having the online flexibility of Carvana at your local dealership where you can and go see the car before you buy it.”

Another customer stated, “Easiest experience at a dealership ever! I used their Fastlane option online, picked out my car, filled out all the info, chose the deal I wanted, uploaded pics of my trade and walked in to sign! So glad I did this!”

The Darwin Online process is swift and user-friendly. The shopper goes onto the dealer's website, selects a vehicle and then clicks on "Create my Deal." A short series of questions appear including how many miles per year the consumer will be driving, how long they plan to own the vehicle and credit score, and from there they can get a trade-in value or enter a manual trade-in value.

Next, the consumer is presented with five sets of options: an out the door price from a cash perspective; two financing options and two leasing options. They can either select to transact using one of the available options or customize it, such as by changing the down payment level.

The system then moves the customer onto aftermarket sales. Here they can select options such as maintenance, vehicle service contracts, tire & wheel – any of those value-add products for the customer. With Fastlane, at any point in the deal creation process, the consumer can share the deal with their significant other, a parent, or friend, anywhere in the world. Then, all they have to do is go into the dealership, test drive the vehicle, sign the paperwork, and they can drive away in about 15-30 minutes.

"Our dealers and their customers are very excited about Fastlane," said Phillip Battista, CEO Darwin Automotive. “One of the main objections dealers have to handle in the car buying process is that the buyer needs to check out the deal with someone else. Fastlane connects consumers seamlessly with anyone in the world. With just one click they can share the deal with their husband, wife, father, friend — you name it. They just point and click. This is the type of service today’s consumers demand for the purchase process and our dealers and their customers love the speed and simplicity of it,” Battista added.

Darwin Automotive currently operates in all 50 states with over 5,300 dealerships subscribed to its programs and was recently recognized by Automotive News as a 2019 All Star in Finance & Insurance. Darwin delivered 504,000 deals on its platform last month and is on track to deliver 6.5 million units for the year.

For more information, or to schedule a product demonstration, call: 1-732-781-9010 or visit: https://darwinautomotive.com.

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Aurora: Antibacterial, Healing Weighted Blanket Surpasses $200k Funding on Kickstarter

Aurora is the most effective weighted blanket ever

Aurora stimulates pressure points for better sleep

Aurora reduces stress and improves sleep

With one week left in its campaign, the healing weighted blanket infused with natural copper has become a Kickstarter success story.

By infusing Aurora with real copper, we guarantee a soft, safe, and sterile blanket surface for life.”

— Aurora Blanket

SEATTLE, WA, UNITED STATES, February 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Aurora is a weighted blanket that is finishing a successful run on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. While providing stress-relieving benefits of a weighted blanket, Aurora also fights infection, rejuvenates the skin, and protects against bacteria and allergens.

Weighted blankets have long been used for therapeutic and anti-stress purposes. Aurora Blanket goes further by infusing every thread of their blanket with natural copper alloy, a pure element that has antimicrobial and healing properties.

Aurora solves problems common in other weighted blankets; customers claim they are hot and difficult to clean. Aurora is made with breathable royal velvet and contains temperature-neutral glass beads (opposed to plastic beads used in other blankets). Its antimicrobial cover is easily removable and machine washable.

Aurora launched on Kickstarter last month. While it is far from the first weighted blanket to seek funding on the site, it has been a highly successful campaign, breaching $200,000 with a week yet to go. “People love weighted blankets, but they’re notoriously difficult to keep clean—especially in the winter when they’re needed most,” noted a founder of Aurora Blanket. “By infusing Aurora with real copper, we guarantee a soft, safe, and sterile blanket surface for life.” Limited early-bird perks are still available to new backers at http://aurorablanket.com/kickastarter.

What’s behind Aurora’s success?

Aurora was founded by innovators in the copper fabric space that have produced copper-infused products for hundreds of hospitals and dozens of fortune 500 companies. Copper is scientifically proven to fight infection, eliminate bacteria, and rejuvenate the skin. Aurora Blanket wants to bring these benefits to the public.

Aurora’s copper power is effective because it has been spun into every thread of the royal velvet blanket. Copper ensures bacteria, mold, mites, viruses, and more are destroyed on contact. The average blanket is home to millions of bacteria colonies, but Aurora will remain 99.9% sterile.

Copper can also heal the body and rejuvenate the skin. Athletes and doctors around the world recommend copper for its healing properties, and copper is a common ingredient in anti-aging cosmetics. Studies have shown that copper used in Aurora can help fight wrinkles, acne, and infection.

Aurora improves upon the therapeutic benefits of weighted blankets by providing a cleaner and more comfortable product. Aurora induces deep touch pressure stimulation, a therapeutic method that triggers the nervous system to de-stress. In studies on weighted blankets, over 60% of users reported decreased anxiety and nearly 80% said it was their preferred calming method.

Aurora is made with royal velvet, making it very comfortable and giving it an attractive sheen. Breathable, smooth, and incredibly soft, this fabric is luxurious yet machine washable. Aurora’s interior is padded with hand-spun plush and weighted with crystal glass beads. The interior is precisely portioned and sectioned to ensure the weight is distributed equally—this is crucial for the therapeutic effect.

Dedicated to sustainability, Aurora Blanket was designed to last for years. It is made of durable materials and woven by artisans. All of the materials used are sustainably sourced, and Aurora is one of the only weighted blankets to reject fossil fuel plastics and to opt for crystal glass weights. Aurora Blanket works to promote a cleaner home and a cleaner planet.

To find out more about Aurora and to take advantage of the last remaining early-bird perks, visit the Aurora crowdfunding campaign at http://aurorablanket.com/kickastarter. New backers can save up to 70% off of the retail price.

About Aurora Blanket

Aurora Blanket was founded in Seattle, WA. It is made up of a small international team of experts in the copper fabric space. The founders have decades of experience producing copper-infused products for the medical industry and fortune 500 companies.

Even after years of validation, they realized that most people don’t know how copper can improve their lives.

The founders decided to introduce a line of copper-infused fabrics to the public in the hopes of creating healthier and happier homes. The first product in their line is the Aurora blanket. Infused with all-natural copper and made with the finest luxury fabric, Aurora is the weighted blanket that, relaxes, heals, and restores.

Thanks to the success of the Aurora Blanket campaign on Kickstarter, the team will be back at work soon developing more copper-infused products for the home.

To learn more about Aurora Blanket and to get your own Aurora for up to 70% off, become a backer today at http://aurorablanket.com/kickastarter.

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Bezelfest Watch Show and Reservoir Watches to Celebrate Time at Concours in the Hills in Fountain Hills, AZ


The AIRFIGHT collection takes its inspiration from aircrafts, and centres on the black colour of the on-board flight instruments. The case contains a spare Nato strap.


Collectors from all over the USA come to Arizona to exhibit their rarest pieces and share their passions in the unique atmosphere of this show.

Man, time, space. Innovation, engine, pilot… The luxury of freedom and power found in RESERVOIR watches, symbols of endurance and excitement.”

— François Moreau, Founder & CEO

PHOENIX, AZ, USA, February 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — On February 8th Reservoir Watches will be exhibiting the first annual Bezelfest watch event in partnership with the “Concours in the Hills” in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

Surrounded by almost 1,000 exotic automobiles, dozens of motorcycles, and eight military and civilian helicopters, more than 25,000 visitors are expected to spend time with more than twenty watch brands that will display their watch creations during the day’s festivities.

Collectors from all over the USA come to Arizona to exhibit their rarest cars and share their passions in the unique atmosphere of this show.

RESERVOIR is a French watch brand entirely manufactured in Switzerland, taking its inspiration from the functionalities and the aesthetic appeal of measurement instruments of bygone days.

Contemporary designs to appeal to Millenials, related to the automotive, aeronautics, or nautical lifestyles. Offering an innovative way to tell time, offering 3 complications (retrograde minutes, jumping hours, and power reserve indicator similar to a fuel gauge). With an amazing MSRP starting at $3,900 retail, this new brand is causing sensation worldwide, already sold in 20 countries with 80 points of sales.


Collections such as the GT TOUR collection highlight the symbols of endurance and performance of its vintage cars. RESERVOIR timepieces innovate by offering a radical reading of the time based on three watch complications: a retrograde minute at 240° recalls the RPM counters, the jumping hour in the window which reminds us of the mileage counters of cars and a power reserve which reproduces the fuel gauges.

Immerse in this universe of collectors of historic automobiles! The immersion will be total to fully appreciate our collections.

Both the Concours in the Hills and Bezelfest are open to the public – and well worth your time. Stop by during your day in the Sonoran Desert at Fountain Park, in Fountain Hills, starting at 9 a.m. Exhibitors will be showing their watches until 6 p.m.

Join Reservoir Watches in location 4C-199
Saturday, February 8th, 2020 10-6 pm
Fountain Hills Park – Concours in the Hills
12925 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


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Online Pharmaceuticals Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2020 – 2026

Latest Market Analysis Research Report on “Global Online Pharmaceuticals Market” has been added to Wise Guy Reports database.

PUNE , MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, February 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Global Online Pharmaceuticals Industry

New Industry Study On “2020-2026 Online Pharmaceuticals Market Global Key Player, Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Forecast” Added to Wise Guy Reports Database

Market Overview

The Global Online Pharmaceuticals Market survey report informs the reader regarding the current undertakings of the market, as well as its scope for growth in the near future. The market survey report provides information on the growth prospects of the market and also discusses the levels of global demand that will be attained by the end of the forecast period. The market dynamics, as discussed in this report, have been gathered by industry analysts with a thorough evaluation of data and statistics pertaining to the market. Several factors such as projections, historic details, demographic variations, market dynamics and more are analyzed in order to understand the current and future growth prospects of the Global Online Pharmaceuticals Market. The report also discusses the different ways in which market players can attain more profitability, and also the various business strategies used by key players in order to maintain their position in the market and also shape the market dynamics.

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The key players covered in this study
Apollo Pharmacy, 1MG, PM Healthcare, Netmeds

Key players in the Global Online Pharmaceuticals Market

The report also includes a more in-depth analysis of many popular manufacturers participating worldwide in the Global Online Pharmaceuticals Market and provides an outline of the tactics of different market leaders being followed in an effort to gain a strategic advantage above other market players. These approaches also include building new portfolios of products and expanding the reach of key players in the Global Online Pharmaceuticals Market through mergers, acquisitions, collaborations, and partnerships.

Report covers:

Comprehensive research methodology of Global Online Pharmaceuticals Market.
This report also includes detailed and extensive market overview with gap analysis, historical analysis & key analyst insights.
An exhaustive analysis of macro and micro factors influencing the market guided by key recommendations.
Analysis of regional regulations and other government policies impacting the Global Online Pharmaceuticals Market.
Insights about market determinants which are stimulating the Global Online Pharmaceuticals Market.
Detailed and extensive market segments with regional distribution of forecasted revenues
Extensive profiles and recent developments of market players

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Some points from table of content:

1 Report Overview
2 Global Growth Trends by Regions
3 Competition Landscape by Key Players
4 Breakdown Data by Type (2015-2026)
5 Online Pharmaceuticals Breakdown Data by Application (2015-2026)
6 North America
7 Europe
8 China
9 Japan
10 Southeast Asia
11 India
12 Central & South America
13Key Players Profiles
13.1 Apollo Pharmacy
13.1.1 Apollo Pharmacy Company Details
13.1.2 Apollo Pharmacy Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.1.3 Apollo Pharmacy Online Pharmaceuticals Introduction
13.1.4 Apollo Pharmacy Revenue in Online Pharmaceuticals Business (2015-2020))
13.1.5 Apollo Pharmacy Recent Development
13.2 1MG
13.2.1 1MG Company Details
13.2.2 1MG Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.2.3 1MG Online Pharmaceuticals Introduction
13.2.4 1MG Revenue in Online Pharmaceuticals Business (2015-2020)
13.2.5 1MG Recent Development
13.3 PM Healthcare
13.3.1 PM Healthcare Company Details
13.3.2 PM Healthcare Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.3.3 PM Healthcare Online Pharmaceuticals Introduction
13.3.4 PM Healthcare Revenue in Online Pharmaceuticals Business (2015-2020)
13.3.5 PM Healthcare Recent Development
13.4 Netmeds
13.4.1 Netmeds Company Details
13.4.2 Netmeds Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.4.3 Netmeds Online Pharmaceuticals Introduction
13.4.4 Netmeds Revenue in Online Pharmaceuticals Business (2015-2020)
13.4.5 Netmeds Recent Development

14Analyst's Viewpoints/Conclusions

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Sport Bottle Market 2020 Industry Size, Share, Trends, Sales, Supply, Demand, Analysis & Forecast to 2025

This report covers market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies

PUNE, INDIA, February 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to this study, over the next five years the Sport Bottle market will register a 3.6% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach $ 3995.2 million by 2025, from $ 3464.1 million in 2019. In particular, this report presents the global market share (sales and revenue) of key companies in Sport Bottle business, shared in Chapter 3.

This report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Sport Bottle market by type, application, key manufacturers and key regions and countries.

This study considers the Sport Bottle value and volume generated from the sales of the following segments:

Segmentation by type: breakdown data from 2015 to 2020, in Section 2.3; and forecast to 2025 in section 11.7.
Stainless Steel Sport Bottle
Plastic Sport Bottle
Aluminum Sport Bottle

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Segmentation by application: breakdown data from 2015 to 2020, in Section 2.4; and forecast to 2024 in section 11.8.
Daily Life

The report also presents the market competition landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/manufacturers in the market. The key manufacturers covered in this report: Breakdown data in in Chapter 3.
Klean Kanteen

Regional Analysis

The market segmentation on the basis of region helped us throw insights on the regional market. For the purpose of the study, the market was segmented into China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam in Asia Pacific; Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia and Turkey and others in Europe; United States, Canada and Mexico in North America; Brazil and others in South America, Egypt and GCC Countries in Middle East and Africa.

Owing to increasing disposable income and changing lifestyles of the general population, as per the study, United States in North America is dominating the Sport Bottle market as of 2020. It is followed by United Kingdom and France in Europe which hold a significant share of the market. Other drivers for Europe to be a dominating region after United States includes high disposable income of the population, and rising consumer preference for the products and services offered by Sport Bottle market.

Table of Contents

1 Scope of the Report

2 Executive Summary

3 Global Sport Bottle by Company

4 Sport Bottle by Regions

5 Americas


7 Europe

8 Middle East & Africa

9 Market Drivers, Challenges and Trends

10 Marketing, Distributors and Customer

11 Global Sport Bottle Market Forecast

12 Key Players Analysis

13 Research Findings and Conclusion


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In home Care Flagstaff AZ: Agency Discusses Companion Care and Loneliness

Flagstaff Arizona Sign surrounded by wild-flowers

Comfort Keepers Flagstaff AZ provides thoughts on in home care Flagstaff AZ senior care and loneliness and senior companion care.

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When we think of risk factors that could lead to an early death, issues like poverty and obesity tend to come to mind. However, research shows that loneliness and isolation are a much more significant problem. Depression, stress, and other related health problems are caused by seniors living at home on their own with little or no people contact .

In home care agencies help by supplying caregivers who are to providing companionship services to seniors.

The senior companion care component of in home health care is often an overlooked part of helping people live independently in their homes. This much-needed service is provided by most in home senior care agencies, like Comfort Keepers in Flagstaff, AZ. It is essential to ensure that seniors stay active and socially involved in order to limit this avoidable risk factor. In home care providers provide professionally trained and insured senior caregivers.

Loneliness can become detrimental to seniors’ overall health creating ongoing serious health issues. Loneliness and depression that can cause high blood pressure, trouble sleeping, and hormone imbalance. The problems compound with lack of sleep causing immunity deficiency, fatigue, high blood pressure, and depression. It may seem like a simple solution, but keeping seniors involved with people can greatly reduce their risk of premature death.

Loss of mobility is a frequent point when seniors lose contact with friends and family members. Giving up activities and hobbies because they are uncomfortable leaving the house, seniors sit home alone, often without those closest to them realizing that a change has taken place.

Caregivers providing companionship services are also available to provide these seniors with reliable transportation and mobility services. They can meet with friends which is good for their overall health and wellbeing.
Hearing and vision loss may also make it more difficult for seniors to communicate with friends and family which can cause the seniors to pull away from the people they love. Be patient when communication becomes a challenge for seniors. Keep up with doctors’ appointments and provide help with hearing, eye care and other needs that help to keep a senior active.

Senior companion care is vital to keeping people engaged and active which is essential to good health and mental well-being.

A professional caregiver can provide encouragement and transportation, making it possible for them to participate in hobbies, socialize, and feel a part of their community.

Senior companion care can lead to a better life for you and your loved one.

Comfort Keepers in Flagstaff, AZ provides senior companion care and in home care for people that want to continue living in their homes as they age. Comfort Keepers Flagstaff provides a free care assessment for seniors needing various forms of in home care. Call (928) 774-0888 today and speak with a care coordinator.






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Car Crash Lawyer in Philadelphia Explains Hit-And-Run Claims

Car Crash Lawyer Philadelphia The offices of Craig Altman

Renowned Car Crash Lawyer in Philadelphia Provides Advice and Information about Car Crashes and Insurance Claims

Being in a car crash is bad, dealing with a car insurance company and their claims process is nearly impossible. No wonder we have personal injury lawyers”

— unknown

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If you suffer a serious injury in a car accident, the process of recovering compensation from the driver responsible for causing the collision begins by retaining the services of a car crash lawyer Philadelphia, PA for help. Things become more difficult when dealing with a driver who fled the scene and whose identity is unknown. The coverage you have under your auto insurance policy may provide the compensation needed to compensate you for the medical bills, lost wages, property damage and other losses suffered as a result of the hit-and-run accident.

Collision coverage for damage to your vehicle

Another motorist failed to stop for a red light and crashed into your car, but you used the safety tips we recently wrote about to avoid being injured. Sadly, your car was not as fortunate and was severely damaged. Making matters worse is the fact the other driver fled the scene without stopping.

The optional collision coverage your insurance agent suggested that you include as part of your car insurance pays for damages caused to your vehicle in an accident. The coverage applies regardless of who may have been at fault, which means it does not matter that the identity of the other driver is unknown.

A drawback to making a claim under your collision coverage is that most policies come with a deductible that you must pay out of your own pocket. Some people carry high deductibles to keep their premiums low, but that high deductible must be paid when making a claim. If your insurance company identifies and sues the other driver to recover what it paid out, you may receive all or part of the deductible depending upon the amount the company recovers.

No-fault insurance

Twelve states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, have some form of no-fault insurance law. Under no-fault insurance, you first look to your own auto insurance company for payment of medical treatment, prescription drugs, lost wages and other out-of-pocket costs related to injuries suffered in a motor vehicle collision.

No-fault benefits are paid without regard to who was at fault in causing an accident. They would also be available to pay benefits if you are injured in a hit-and-run accident. Keep in mind that states with no-fault insurance restrict your ability to file a lawsuit in the event the at-fault party who fled the scene is ever identified.
Uninsured motorist coverage

Uninsured motorist coverage can be added to your car insurance policy to provide benefits if you suffer an injury in an accident caused by a motorist who does not have insurance or who flees the scene of an accident and is never identified. You should be represented by a personal injury attorney and not attempt to handle the claim on your own.

It is not uncommon for insurance companies to use the same tricks and tactics to avoid paying uninsured motorist claims as they do to avoid paying other claims. You need the best auto accident lawyer in Philadelphia, PA to handle your claim to achieve the best result.

Medical payments coverage

The medical payments coverage of your car insurance policy provides benefits toward the medical bills incurred by you and any passengers in your vehicle when injured in a hit-and-run accident. Medical payments coverage may not be available when there is no-fault insurance to pay medical expenses.

Workers' compensation benefits

If you were working at the time of a hit-and-run accident, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. A workers comp attorney Cumberland county nj would be an excellent source of advice and guidance about filing a claim for benefits.

Benefits under workers comp Cumberland county nj would include payment of medical expenses related to injuries suffered in a work-related hit-and-run accident. It would also provide benefits to cover part of the wages lost when you are unable to work while recuperating from your injuries.

Hit-and-run accidents require outstanding legal representation

The personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of Craig A. Altman use their experience and skills to overcome the challenges faced by victims of hit-and-run accidents and seeking compensation for their injuries. They aggressively pursue all available sources to obtain the best possible result for hit-and-run victims. Contact them today to schedule a free consultation by calling 215-569-4488.







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DOCTOR DOLITTLE & WORLD WAR I by Colleen Adair Fleidner

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Original Book Cover of The Story of Dr. Dolittle

In the Shadow of War by Fliedner

If Hugh Lofting hadn’t been a soldier in World War 1, would he have written those delightful novels about a kind-hearted man he named Doctor Dolittle?

At first, he struggled to put pen to paper, reluctant to send letters home to his wife and children. What could he say? Should he tell them about this, the most terrible thing he had ever experienced?”

— Colleen Adair Fleidner

SAN MATEO, CA, US, February 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — If Hugh Lofting hadn’t been a soldier in World War 1, would he have written those delightful novels about a kind-hearted man he named Doctor Dolittle?
Who was author Hugh Lofting, and how did he come up with his unique story ideas? His early years weren’t particularly extraordinary. In fact, for a boy born in 1886 England, his childhood was seemingly ordinary. On the other hand, his interest in animals and nature emerged at an early age. Collecting leaves and flowers and bugs he’d found when roaming outdoors, young Hugh reportedly smuggled them into his bedroom, creating a tiny zoo and nature center which he hid in his wardrobe closet.
The child of Catholic parents, Hugh Lofting attended the Jesuit boarding school at Mount St. Mary’s in Sheffield, England. His desire for travel and adventure became apparent when he decided to go to college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States. This was his first trip to America, and although he returned to England to finish his degree, his time in the U.S. had made a lasting impression.
Most surprising is that even though he loved to write, Lofting chose to study civil engineering, a more practical and profitable vocation. After graduation, he worked as a civil engineer in such faraway lands as West Africa and Cuba. But in 1912 he returned to America and settled in New York City with his new bride, Flora Small. That’s when he finally launched his career as a writer, producing articles for various magazines. This was his life’s dream. Two children, Mary and Colin, were born, and everything was going well. That is, until 1914 when a war broke out in Europe.
During the early years of the war, Lofting worked for the British Ministry of Information in New York. But as time passed and reports of tens of thousands of soldiers’ deaths filled the newspapers, Hugh Lofting, who had remained a citizen of Great Britain, made the life-changing decision to serve in what was called “The Great War.”
It was 1917. Lofting was 31, older than many of the soldiers who had been called to serve in the war. Returning to England, Lofting signed up to join the Irish Guards, a distinguished group of Irish soldiers who fought alongside the English regiments despite the two countries’ past differences.
Despite the graphic newspaper accounts of the horrors of the war, few people were prepared for the reality of it: Living in the ghastly trenches that zigzagged along the Western Front in France with hundreds of corpses littering the region known as “No Man’s Land,” the now-barren fields between the German and Allied troops. Dead and dying animals – horses and mules for the most part – added to the repugnant scene that stretched for miles. Living with the ongoing anxiety that another gas attack or that a bomb might land in the trench at any moment created what we now call “PTSD.”
For Hugh Lofting, the war was unbearable. He fought alongside his compatriots, but at night when he was supposed to rest, he wrote. At first, he struggled to put pen to paper, reluctant to send letters home to his wife and children. What could he say? Should he tell them about this, the most terrible thing he had ever experienced? The only thing that would accomplish was to bring his loved one’s fear and worry.
Worst of all, there was no end in sight. He watched his friends die. Limbs were blown off. Germans with flame throwers burned men alive right before his eyes. And the animals…the poor innocent creatures had no choice in this abominable conflict created by human greed. Little could be done for the dogs, horses or mules who had to obey their masters. Each time he saw one of the animals lying in the field dying, he wanted to help. But what could he do? Climbing out of the trenches to attempt to care for them likely meant being shot by a German.
Hugh Lofting had to find a way to mentally block out what was his reality. He was a dreamer; an artist at heart who had no stomach for these killing fields. Instead of letting the disturbing images of the war fill his mind, he dreamed up a kindly veterinarian, Doctor Dolittle, a rotund little man who loved nature and all its creatures. Dolittle was so in tune with his animal patients, he could communicate with them in their own language. Even sea snails warranted the good doctor’s attention.
Lofting created an imaginary world that was filled with adventures and fun, with warmth and humor to entertain his children. His stories were told in letters complete with pen-and-ink drawings, many of which later showed up in the Doctor Dolittle books would be published in the 1920s. Thankfully, he survived a serious injury when he was struck by a piece of shrapnel from a hand grenade. He was sent back to England to convalesce and eventually returned to his family in New York.
Flora Lofting had found Hugh’s letters so beautiful and Doctor Dolittle so endearing, she kept them until his return, begging her husband to expand the stories and write them as books. Moving his family to a farm in Connecticut away from the hustle bustle of New York City in 1919, Hugh Lofting wrote his first book, “The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never Before Published.”
It was an instant hit and, although Lofting said he didn’t necessarily write the book for children, it was classified as a children’s classic. He wrote another and then another each year between 1922 and 1928, winning honors and prizes in the process.
Sadly, his wife and greatest fan, Flora, died in 1927. He married Katherine Peters in 1928, but she, too, passed away before they celebrated their first anniversary. Not surprising is that Lofting suffered through the next years in a deep depression. Not until five years had passed did Lofting release another Dolittle book, “Doctor Dolittle’s Return.”
He married Josephine Fricker in 1935 and the next year, after his son, Christopher, was born, he moved his family to sunny California, to a beautiful home in Topanga Canyon. He finally wrote another book, “Doctor Dolittle and the Secret Lake,” a 12-year-long labor of love for his toddler son, Christopher.
When World War 2 broke out, the man who had become a pacifist after experiencing the Great War, the man who always had loved and honored animals, sat down and wrote a gut-wrenching poem sharing his feelings about the futility and horrors of war, entitled “Victory for the Slain,” published in Britain in 1942. After a lengthy illness, Hugh Lofting died at a hospital in Santa Monica, California in 1947 at the age of 61.

“What is war?” I asked.
“Oh, it’s a messy, stupid business,” he said. “Two sides wave flags and beat drums and shoot one another dead. It always begins this way, making speeches, talking about rights, and all that sort of thing.”
“But what is it for? What do they get out of it?”
“I don’t know,” he said. “To tell you the truth, I don’t think they know themselves.”
from Doctor Dolittle and the Green Canary by Hugh Lofting

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Eyelash Eyebrow Growth Serum Brand Discusses Hair Phases

Chavelle Lash serum

Chavelle Lash serum

Chavelle Lash serum

Beauty and cosmetics company, Chavelle Cosmetics, recently discussed hair phases, and how its eyelash eyebrow growth serum affects the growth stages.

FORST, BRANDENBURG, GERMANY, February 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chavelle Cosmetics, a German company that has formulated a successful eyelash eyebrow growth serum, recently discussed the phases hair follicles go through, and how its lash serum can affect the stages of hair growth.

Sandra Newmann, the senior spokesperson for the company said, "The hair cycle for all hair types is divided into three phases known as anagen, catagen and telogen. The average length of the cycle and the individual phases vary from person to person. However, a normal eyelash cycle generally lasts between 5-11 months."

Anagen is the term used for the active growth phase of hair follicles. During this phase, the root of the hair divides rapidly, adding to the hair shaft. The end of the anagen phase is followed by a short transition stage known as the catagen phase that generally lasts two to three weeks. This process interrupts the connection between the hair and the blood supply and cells that produce new hair. The last stage is the telogen phase, which is the resting period for the hair follicle. When the anagen phase begins again, the resting hair is pushed out by new hair growth.

"With the anagen growth phase lasting approximately one to two months, consistent use of Top Lash Pro serum helps to reduce the catagen and telogen phases, prolonging the natural growth phase of the lashes," Newmann continued. "Our formula contains peptides to strengthen the hair structure while increasing cell division and metabolism within the hair follicle, creating healthier lash growth and condition. The result is thicker, more dense and longer lashes. In some cases, the lash serum may cause the eyelashes to darken as well."

The brand recommends daily use of the best eyelash growth serum. "It is preferable to apply it on the upper outer lash line in the evening after cleansing the eye area," said Newmann. "A brushstroke with the serum is enough. For eyebrow treatment, it is best to do the same. For best results, apply daily and continuously until the product is finished."

For anyone interested in Chavelle Cosmetics' eyelash eyebrow growth serum and other beauty products in its range, please visit the company's Amazon storefront.


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David Slay, Acclaimed Chef, to Open New Italian Restaurant Tuesday February 4, 2020

David Slay, Acclaimed Chef

David Slay, owner of Slay Steak + Fish House, is set to open Slay Italian Kitchen on Tuesday February 4, 2020.

LOS ANGELES , CA, USA, February 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Manhattan Beach local restaurant owner, David Slay, is opening a new Italian restaurant in the city. Slay, who took over Darren's and built Slay Steak + Fish House in February 2019, is set to open Slay Italian Kitchen exactly one year later on Tuesday February 4, 2020. It seems that February is certainly a lucky month for David. The new restaurant will be in the spot previously occupied by Jimmy's Kouzina, which recently closed after 35 years. The restaurant will be another family affair for Slay, whose wife Gale and son David Slay Jr. will be partners in the restaurant.

“ Our cooking style is rustic Italian featuring stone fired pizza, roasts and veggies,” boasts David Slay. “A lot of our vegetables will be grown at our vineyard along with several of our Slay wines.”

As an accomplished chef with his own vineyard where he grows a lot of his produce, Slay will certainly continue his trend of providing the most fresh and best types of food and vegetables for people to fathom over. “There’s nothing like when you have something right out of the ground,” states Slay. He will serve dishes heavy on seafood with pastas made in-house as well as seasonally inspired pizzas, all made with produce from Slay Estate & Vineyard in Santa Barbara, where he grows items such as tomatoes, lettuce and fruits. He’s also planning on a beer and wine bar where he’ll be pouring pinot noir and chardonnay from his own brand of wines.

Clocking in at 2,000 square feet, Slay Italian Kitchen also has a patio that seats 20, and sits only three blocks away from Slay Steak + Fish House. Dinner will run nightly from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. weekdays, and from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for weekend brunch. Slay is currently growing his portfolio of restaurants as he also owns Park Ave Steaks & Chops and Il Garage Ristorante in Orange County. The new 50-seat restaurant has kept Jimmy’s Kouzina open kitchen concept but added more light colors, hardwood tables and murals depicting olive trees and vineyard scenes.

Opening Tuesday February 4, 2020

SLAY Italian Kitchen Hours:
Monday – Thursday 5 pm – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday 5 pm – 11 pm
Sunday 5 pm – 10 pm

Slay Italian Kitchen
1001 Manhattan Ave #5429,
Manhattan Beach, CA

Brunch Starting February 14th
Friday – Sunday 11 am – 3 pm


David Slay


Chef David Slay enjoys a well-earned reputation as one of the most professional and hardworking chefs in the hospitality business. In 2017, he leveraged his success in the dining industry into winemaking and founded Slay Estate and Vineyard, which is set in the majestic Santa Barbara wine country and its prestigious Sta. Rita Hills AVA. He brings his meticulous attention to detail and focus on personable service from his work at Park Ave Dining and il garage ristorante in Orange County, California to the art of running a vineyard, creating breathtaking wine blends, responsible farming, and putting on unforgettable events.

Slay took over two years to prepare the estate and worked hand-in-hand with vineyard managers and workers on all details, which visitors can notice immediately upon arrival. At his restaurants, Slay is as likely to be found watching over the staff of sous chefs, bakers, and pastry chefs as he is to be spotted visiting customers at their tables to explain how he prepared their meal. That same dedication forms the foundation of the Slay Estate and Vineyard and of the relationships with the vineyard workers.

David’s journey to Slay Vineyard started at a very young age. A third-generation American restaurateur, David began his training at the age of 11 in his father’s kitchen. He apprenticed with classically trained European chefs in Las Vegas when he was 17, and at 20 opened his first restaurant, a 26 seat French café with no liquor license, due to the fact he was not old enough to get one.

David apprenticed with two-star chef Gerard Vie at Tros Marches in Versailles and A. Beauvillier Restaurant in Paris with famed chef Marc Angel. Afterward, he was the owner and chef of several popular fine dining restaurants in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, before tackling the competitive California restaurant scene, where he became the face and spirit of David Slay’s La Veranda in Beverly Hills, the renowned California/European-style bistro he founded in 1989. Under Slay’s direction, La Veranda was recognized as one of the “Best Gold Medal Restaurants in the United States” and Los Angeles Magazine included David Slay on a list of “300 Reasons Not to Pack Up and Leave L.A”. David then created and currently runs two successful restaurants: Park Ave Dining and il garage ristorante in Orange County, California. Both restaurants are consistently among the top-rated restaurants in Zagat, and il garage was recently named one of the top Italian restaurants in Southern California in Orange County Register. On top of that, he just opened two new restaurants closer to home in Manhattan Beach, California: Slay Steak + Fish House and Slay Italian Kitchen.

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