A More International, Sophisticated Perspective Needed Online

Cynthia Cheng Many blogs don’t seem to have an international perspective.  These sites, usually run by people who’re multigenerational, don’t seem to understand those who are children or grandchildren of immigrants.  Whenever non-multigeneration people posts something that multigenerationers feel is incorrect, there seems to be a reason to “correct” them.  It’s as if old culture influences is not […]

Susan Newman and Mary Jo Rhodes: Creators and Environmental Activists

Susan Newman is both a graphic designer and environmental activist.  A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, she worked for many New York based publishers, including Macmillan and Penguin.  In the mid-1990s, Susan launched her own design firm, Susan Newman Design, Inc.  Her clients ranged from individuals to small businesses and even multinational firms.  […]

Readers OK with 'Older' Relatives on Friends List

ILast week’s question asked whether you “friended” older relatives on social networking sites you participated in.  Half of you, at 50% said that you did.  I guess we’re a mature bunch here (LOL)!  14.3% of you said that you’d never do it – you don’t want to know about their lives, nor do you want […]

Poll: Do You 'Friend' Older Relatives on Social Networking Sites?

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Prospere Magazine at Word on the Street – September 27, 2009!

Prospere Magazine will be participating at Word on the Street, Toronto on September 27, 2009.  The event will be held at Queen’s Park from 11 am to 6 pm and will feature a myriad of different publishers, magazines and just about anything literacy-related. Word on the Street will also be held in Kitchener, Halifax and […]

Poll Results: Sites and Blogs Important!

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked readers what type of online presence was most important for a new business.  Though few people took part last week, it seems that most of you agree that either a blog or full-out website, complete with social media and advertising are important (both at 42.9%). No one felt that word-of-mouth first, traditional sites […]

Smartbride's Top 5 Wedding Gown Picks

Editor’s Note: Each week, Prospere Magazine will be connecting to a post from Smartbride Boutique, a site which connects brides, past and present to easily sell or purchase wedding-related items.  Smartbride Boutique’s blog offers a variety of tips, including their top dress picks and other wedding-related topics.  Please note that these articles part of the […]

Cynthia's Thoughts: AP Didn't Know they had a YouTube Channel

I wasn’t going to write a Cynthia’s Thoughts today, since it’s a holiday, but I just found out (probably a few days too late) about this on TV. Yeah.  Some people at the Associated Press didn’t know that they had an official YouTube channel until a small Tennessee radio station was asked (incorrectly) to take […]

What’s old is now new again – how fashion can become a real passion again

Jess Ireland You know we’re in a recession when Vogue – the bottom line in luxury and extravagance – is touting the idea of recycling what’s already in your closet. Mind you, the magazine might refer to a closet full of pieces from past Ralph Lauren and Gucci collections – but their heart is in […]

Torontoist Not Dead!

Last week, Prospere Magazine reported that the Toronto edition of the Gothamist LLC-run blog was to shut down at the end of the month.  However, yesterday it was announced that, for the time being, Torontoist will continue to exist – and with the existing contributors and new content.  Many loyal readers were very upset at […]