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5 Steps to Making a Million Dollars

There’s a reason some people are wealthy: they learn to manage their time, resources and passions. Leading financial adviser Diane Kimura of Merrill Lynch shows how you can get your life in order, financially and emotionally, so you can make…

Dinner Makes Big Difference

Helping people balance their work, home lives and down time. The research is clear: family meals create a protective bubble around kids. The September 2009 report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University clearly shows that…

Businesses Help Students

Eighty Hawaii businesses have committed to helping public-high-school students complete senior projects as part of a special recognition diploma, but more businesspeople are needed. The mentor program, led by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, comes after a chamber survey…

Wham BAMP, Thank You, Fans

If you’ve been to a concert in Hawaii in the past couple of years, odds are good that you were fueling the BAMP fire. BAMP — an acronym for its owners, Brad Smith, Aubry Boutin, Matthew Hazelgrove and Philip Pendleton…

Sliming the World Clean with Blue DeconGel

The Problem How do you decontaminate military aircraft after they’ve collected dangerous air samples from nuclear tests? The prime method — pressure-washing with soap and chemicals — leaves thousands of gallons of contaminated water to dispose of. The Solution Hank…

My Favorite Things

Andy Friedlander, principal broker at Colliers Monroe Friedlander, admits his two greatest passions are really causes. Hobby Friedlander likes playing golf with his buddies. “We play every Saturday and I’m generally the large loser. Then, we have lunch and cocktails…

Stay Healthy and in Touch at Lunch

Need another reason not to eat lunch at your desk? Here’s one: According to researchers at the University of Arizona, the average office desk has 100 times more bacteria on it than the average kitchen table. Here’s another reason: A…

Hot Stuff

James “Jimmy” Chan is packing some major heat – with his new Kilauea Fire Hawaiian Style BBQ sauce, that is. The owner of the Hawaiian Chip Company turned his most popular taro and sweet-potato chip flavor into an all-in-one barbecue…

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