Guest Blog Posts for Sylvan Learning


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Flip Flop fun with CaliMojos

The sun is out in my part of the world, and in my eyes, there's been no better time to test out a new pair of flip flops!

SolarActive International, the largest global manufacturer of UV active colour changing products sent me a pair of CaliMojos, a pair of flip flops that changes colour immediately upon exposure to sunlight. Indoors they are opaque, and outdoors they become bright.

CaliMojos are made in Brazil, made with high quality and durable materials that are safe for the environment and for the owner. They are recyclable, nickel free and available in floral, tropical or butterfly design patterns.

The flip flops are super comfy, and are perfect for summer. Whether you are spending your vacation at the beach, in the city or at home, they are perfect for the season!

*CaliMojos sent me a pair of their flips flops to try and review.*


The Philip Stein Sleep Bracelet

I'm really intrigued by wearable tech, so when I heard that Philip Stein had introduced new colour options to its Sleep Bracelet I couldn't wait to find out more!

The latest fashions of the Sleep Bracelet offer a variety of colorful interchangeable ultra-soft material straps with high polished stainless steel and rose gold plated cases. The newly designed Sleep Bracelet features a front window display of Philip Stein’s proprietary Natural Frequency Technology.  Found in every Philip Stein accessory, the Natural Frequency Technology is finely tuned, similar to an antenna, to channel natural frequencies toward the bodies for personal benefit. As the cornerstone to the Philip Stein’s brand philosophy - Live in tune, the technology helps to promote a sense of wellbeing when worn on the wrist.

The new Philip Stein Sleep Bracelets offer a stylish accessory, designed for nighttime use. Wearers report benefits of falling asleep faster, sleeping more deeply, and waking up feeling more refreshed. The Sleep Bracelet is engineered for total comfort with an ultra-soft hypo-allergenic micro-fiber band. The band’s perforated holes allow the skin to breathe more readily, and the quick release mechanism makes interchanging bands a simple task.

Find out more by visiting the Philip Stein website. 


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Polka Dots at Tory Burch

If you love graphic dots then Tory Burch's new polka dot collection is a must-see! Check out some of my fave pieces from the collection below.


White House Week

President Barack Obama prepares to drive a Saturn SL1 vehicle simulator during a tour of the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Va., July 15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

This week at the White House President Obama took a quick trip across the Potomac to visit the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, a facility in McLean, Virginia that focuses on highway technologies that help make driving safer and smarter.

In the President's remarks, he talked about the importance of investing in new infrastructure technologies and renewing the Highway Trust Fund, as well as Congress's continued inaction on important policies that would positively benefit millions of Americans.

The President also hosted his sixth Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House, an annual tradition started by First Lady Hillary Clinton when she hosted a Ramadan Eid celebration dinner in 1996. Many consider President Thomas Jefferson to be the first President to host an Iftar dinner, as he hosted a sunset dinner to accommodate the fasts of an envoy from Tunisia over 200 years ago.

The Iftar is the meal after sunset that concludes the day of fasting during the month of Ramadan, a time to pray and reflect, to be reminded that we are equals in humanity, and to reaffirm commitments to helping the less fortunate, including those struggling from economic hardship and inequality.

Last night, guests were welcomed into the East Wing where a copy of the Quran owned by President Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, was on display from the Library of Congress. At sunset, guests gathered in the Grand Foyer to break their fast with a date following the traditional melodic Muslim call to prayer led by a local student from the University of Maryland. Then finally, after a 16-hour day of fasting since sunrise, guests gathered in the State Dining Room for a halal meal with the President.