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Let George Dickel Spice Up Your Hot Chocolate

How did you celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day yesterday? Do you have a certain place that you go for hot cocoa or do make it at home? Well if you make it home you might want to add some George Dickel Rye to it. Check out the recipe below.

1.25 oz. George Dickel Rye

Hot chocolate

Peppermint stick

Directions: Add George Dickel Rye to a mug of hot chocolate and garnish with a peppermint stick.

Great Cocktails That Will Score At Your Football Party

We are getting ready for Super Sunday. If you are looking to have people over to watch the game we got you covered. Here are two cocktail recipes and tasty food recipe. Make sure you hit the store for the items below and pick up some Crown Royal and Captain Morgan.

Royal Cherry Water Ice

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Deluxe

3 oz. Cherry Juice

Splash of Grenadine

Top with Club Soda

Royal Dynasty

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla

Top with Ginger Beer

Squeeze of Fresh Lime Juice

Garnish with Lime Wedge

Captain’s Wing Glaze (serves 10-12)

12 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

1 tsp. Chili Powder
6 oz. Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. Butter
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
Pinch of Salt

Budweiser Will Stand By You

There is going to be an emotional ad this Sunday. Budweiser, no stranger to the Super Bowl stage, is proud to turn the spotlight on its employees, who together over the past 30 years have helped provide over 79 million cans of clean drinking water in response to natural disasters as part of the Anheuser-Busch emergency water program.

Set to Skylar Grey’s rendition of the iconic song “Stand by Me,” custom recorded and performed just for Budweiser, the commercial takes viewers into Budweiser’s Cartersville, Georgia brewery (home of the emergency water program) and features Kevin Fahrenkrog, General Manager of the brewery and an Anheuser-Busch employee for nearly 30 years.

On the heels of the 30th anniversary of the company’s emergency water program, Anheuser-Busch is also announcing a long term commitment for natural disaster relief by adding its Ft. Collins, Colorado brewery to the emergency water program by the end of the year. Adding a second brewery to can and deliver safe, drinking water will increase the speed of response when natural disasters hit.

Char-Broil Gets You Ready For Grilling Season

A new year might mean it is time to get a new grill for the upcoming warmer months. Char-Broil is excited to unveil its new Modular Outdoor Kitchen – an affordable, customizable collection ranging from a 5-Burner TRU-Infrared™ Gas Grill ($1,499) to a bar top ($449) that, combined, create the ultimate outdoor cooking and entertaining experience.

With the freedom to choose anywhere from two to all eight modules ranging from cooking solutions to kitchen conveniences, consumers can create a personalized layout to fit their outdoor entertaining needs. Plus, Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared™ cooking technology (built into the 5- and 3-Burner Gas Grills) allows consumers to cook food evenly and receive up to 50% juicier results packed with even more flavor. For more go to Char-Broil’s website.

Natty Light Looking To Help Pay Off That College Debt

Are you still paying back that awful college loan? College loans get you in the door, but college debt ruins the party. Natural Light wants to change that in the form of giving away $1,000,000 to help pay down your loans so you can hold on to those memorable college stories.

College debt is one of the biggest conversation topics online among recent grads. In summer 2017, just as many people were talking about student debt as they were the entire sport of golf. Natural Light is committed to helping those who want to cherish their college memories, no matter what color jersey they wear or fight song they chant.

Actor and former University of Iowa and NYU student Jake Johnson has teamed up with Natty Light to help spread the word.

Johnson said: “College is one of the best experiences of your life – that is for sure. Natty Light isn’t going to sit by and let great college stories be ruined by the stress of debt. They’re putting $1,000,000 up for grabs to help pay down college loans. The country has a very large debt, so when they told me about what they had in mind, I had a strong desire to stand with them. I know what it’s like to live on a college student’s budget, trust me!”.

Using the platform of the Super Bowl, Natural Light will bring attention to putting a dent in the country’s $1.4+ trillioni college debt by airing the brand’s message in key college markets. These compelling local ads by Natural Light are strategically targeting ten cities with large universities to explain why and how to create the best possible memories.

“This is a chance to give back to those who have given so much to us, so we’re changing it up and calling an audible on the big game this year,” said Chelsea Phillips, VP of Value Brands at Anheuser-Busch. “We took a look at ten of the most Natty-centric cities where our beer is loved and there are thousands of students, and took on the mission to protect their epic college memories.”

Entering is simple: Post a video explaining your inspiration for going to college, include the green tab found on all cans inside limited edition 36-packs in the video, and use the hashtags #NattyStories and #Contest when posting to social. From now until May 6, 2018, 25 winners will be selected and awarded $40,000 each because creating epic memories in college shouldn’t come with a price tag attached. Log on to www.NattyStories.com to learn more.

Driving A Car Is Better Than Football?

Did you know that driving is better than kissing or watching sports? According to a recent Ford study, driving a sports car boosts emotional fulfillment more than kissing or watching a football game.

The study measured “buzz moments” – peak thrills that play a vital role in our overall wellness – as volunteers cheered on their favorite football team, watched a Game of Thrones episode, or enjoyed a passionate kiss. Only the occasional highs of riding a roller coaster ranked higher than the daily buzz of a commute in a sports car.

In tandem with the study, Ford created the “Buzz Car” – a customized Focus RS that used biometric sensors to monitor these bursts of joy and reflected drivers’ emotions throughout the interior and exterior of the vehicle using a series of 200,000 LED lights.

BJ Mendelson’s New Book Looks At Your Privacy In The Internet Age

Every wonder how much of your life can be found on the web? Auth B.J. Mendelson does just that in his latest book called Privacy: And How to Get It Back

In this forceful short book, technology guru and author of the best-selling Social Media is Bull (St. Martins Press) B.J. Mendelson exposes the crude reality behind the smiley face of internet networking: data trading. We are all auctioning our personal information, the book argues, to the highest bidder.

Mendelson discusses the end of privacy from a contemporary perspective, including chapters on Metadata and its uses, Data auctions, The Internet of Things, The use of social media for surveillance and suppression, Just how safe is Cloud technology, The Big Business of Big Data, Anonymous and web activism, The internet’s dark side: Silk Road, hacking, extortion and EFF and other bodies promoting internet user rights.

When we talk about the so-called ‘end of privacy’, we conjure up images of state-run agencies secretly monitoring and recording our every move. Whilst this is the case, the true perpetrator in this permeating culture of intrusion is not a third party; its our very selves. We willingly broadcast every moment of our lives in exchange for a moment’s worth of virtual attention. Mendelson, artfully and through personal narratives and journalism, tells the story of how we have undermined one of our greatest societal assets.

If you are interested in picking up the book click here!

Converse Gets Connected With Vince Staples

Convese teams up with Vince Staples. Vince is not afraid to share his opinion. And it’s his delivery that is known to start a conversation. The 24-year-old Long Beach native melds thoughtful social commentary into subversive raps dropped over house beats. This unique approach has left him outside of the parameters that traditionally classify many rappers.

It’s the intrigue around him as an individual — his demeanor, his unassuming style — that made his Big Fish Theory one the most discussed albums of 2017. It’s his undeniable talent and storytelling ability that made it one of the top recordings of the last year.

On January 25, Converse and Vince Staples celebrate Big Fish Theory in the first collaborative capsule collection between the brand and artist, applying the album’s motifs onto Chuck 70 sneakers and Converse Essentials apparel.

Staples, a long-standing Converse collaborator, sought creative ways of interpreting Big Fish Theory into wearable merchandise. Having grown up with the influence of west coast culture and wearing Converse Chuck Taylors, the silhouette maintains its relevance with Staples, who bought his first pair to go with his school uniform at a swap meet.

The collection’s key colorway, orange, is a nod to the goldfish on his album cover. This bright color contrasts the collection’s darker tones to make for highly visible gear. Both the Hi and Ox Chuck 70s are built with an aquarium sockliner, Big Fish Theory graphic outsole and “Vince Staples” embroidered on the medial collar. The Chuck 70 Hi boasts a “Big Fish” screen print in orange that stands out against the sneaker’s black tongue.

“The story of the Chuck Taylor is accessibility and culture,” notes Staples.

A common design element throughout the collection is the “SEA” graphic, a tribute to Staples’ signature brand and successful Beats 1 podcast, Section Eight Arthouse Broadcast System. The “SEA” of the Chuck 70s is 3D printed onto the heel with the “A” placed to cross with the heel stay and transfer onto the foxing tape. On the Essentials hoodie, the “SEA” graphic is centered on the back, making a bold statement against the 360 Legacy French Terry.

The Converse x Vince Staples collection is available January 25 on converse.com and at select retailers.

Jordan Brand Looks To Release The Air Jordan XVIII

There are OG classics and then there are OG classics! On January 22nd you can pick up the last show that Michael Jordan played in.

On April 16, 2003, MJ took his final bow. And wearing Air Jordan XVIIIs, he went out in style. Like several models before it, the shoe took Italian design and sports cars as its muses. It had royalty at its core, with exquisite craftsmanship and tasteful colorways. This super-clean pairing of white and Sport Royal was one of them.

This is definitely a classic! Are you picking a pair up on Monday?

MTN DEW Releases A New Flavor This Year

Anyone thirsty for something new? There are those that live life all out, but even those go-getters sometimes need a refreshing break from the daily grind. But visionaries don’t rest – they thirst for a refreshing beverage that lightens their step and heightens their taste buds with a thirst-quenching burst of flavor. They desire a chill with a charge, a lightness that is bold and lemon-lime flavor so crisp it lights their fires and sharpens their swagger. So do-ers can refresh, recharge and get back to what they are doing.

Introducing new MTN DEW ICE. It’s a clear, citrus-forward DEW made with a mouth-watering blend of lemon and lime flavors to excite your senses. Made with a splash of real juice, MTN DEW ICETM is charged with all of the right ingredients to keep you invigorated throughout your day.