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BY MICHELLE COLMAN

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Last month, New York City had its first cryptocurrency real estate closing. The next week, an owner of the Plaza floated the idea of selling a “Plaza Token” to a group of foreign investors. Now, hedge fund founder and tech investor Claudio Guazzoni de Zanett, the owner of the landmarked townhouse at 10 East 76th Street, is asking one price in US dollars and a higher value in digital currencies due to their volatility. He is willing to accept bitcoin, Ethereum or Ripple. “I’m a true believer in these networks, but it’s very volatile,” Zanett told the Wall Street Journal. “They could be down 60% in two weeks.”

 

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Mr. de Zanett, the owner of the hedge fund Zanett Asset Management, was a Blockchain seed and angel investor. He purchased the six-story Beaux-Arts townhouse back in 1994. For 24 years, the mansion served as a “family compound” for Mr. Zanett’s family, which allowed for extended family and close friends to live together under the same roof and yet, living separately with a certain amount of privacy.

Zanett and his wife Julia were fined $8,000 last March for listing rooms in the home online as rental units. The couple has listed as many as five units at a time on property websites, such as HomeAway and VRBO, for short-term stays starting at about $500. New York State law forbids short-term rentals in multiple-unit buildings for fewer than 30 days unless the owner is also living in the rented unit.

 

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The limestone mansion boasts 12,380 interior square feet, 2,500 exterior square feet, and 13-foot majestic ceilings. The home was built in 1904 by architects Schwartz and Gross, renowned for building The Mark and The Surrey hotels. Today, it’s zoned for residential or residential with professional space on the garden floor. Beyond the reception gallery, through a private door, leads to what was formerly three professional offices.

There are 12 working wood-burning fireplaces, including two outdoor fireplaces located on the sixth floor, and roof terraces that have 360-degree views of Manhattan’s skyline.

The expansive Lower Level is built-out the full length and width of the building lot and has a laundry facility, staff room quarters, storage, mechanical storage and a vast vault under the sidewalk that partially extends underneath East 76th Street.

As 6sqft recently explained, “The digital nature of cryptocurrencies makes [real estate] transactions much faster. It can be completed in minutes or hours.” Let’s see how long this property stays on the market…

 

[Listing: 10 East 76th Street by Carrie Chiang of the Corcoran Group]

[Listing: 10 East 76th Street by Valerie Lettan of Douglas Elliman]

 

By: Michelle-Marie Heinemann

CEO and Publisher of Old Fashioned Mom Magazine and Show
917-678-2830
Michelle-Marie Heinemann & Ray Bouderau attend The Ice Man Cometh by Eugene O’Neill at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
Michelle-Marie Heinemann and Ray Bouderau

Michelle-Marie Heinemann and Ray Bouderau

The Iceman Cometh

BROADWAY DRAMA

BERNARD B. JACOBS THEATRE 242 W. 45TH ST. 

Two-time Academy Award winner and Tony Award winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway in one of the signal roles in the American theatre in Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh, for 14 weeks only. Washington, fresh off his extraordinary sell-out runs in both Fences and A Raisin in the Sun, comes back to the Main Stem in this seminal work by a seminal playwright. Five-time Tony winner George C. Wolfe directs this strictly limited engagement.

SYNOPSIS: Set in the summer of 1912 at Harry Hope’s saloon on New York’s lower west side, this is O’Neill’s classic story of a freespending, boisterous salesman who compels his fellow barflies to confront their pipe dreams.

 

SCHEDULE:
April 9 – 15 – Monday @7pm, Tuesday @7pm, Wednesday @7pm, Thursday @7pm, Friday @7pm, Saturday @2pm

April 16 – 22 – Tuesday @7pm, Wednesday @7pm, Thursday @7pm, Friday @7pm, Saturday @2pm, Sunday @2pm

April 23 – 29 – Tuesday @7pm, Wednesday @7pm, Thursday OPENING, Friday @7pm, Saturday @2pm, Sunday @2pm

*Information is subject to change prior to opening night.

RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS AND 50 MINUTES, INCLUDING 2 INTERMISSIONS.
PLAYWRIGHT: EUGENE O’NEILL
Michelle-Marie Heinemann & Ray Bouderau attend The Ice Man Cometh by Eugene O’Neill at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Michelle-Marie Heinemann & Ray Bouderau attend The Ice Man Cometh by                            Eugene O’Neill at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

 

Old Fashioned Mom Rating: 4.5

 

Warmest Regards,

Michelle-Marie Heinemann

CEO and Publisher of Old Fashioned Mom Magazine and Show
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Apple Pie Cruffin ~ Chunky Apple Caramel Pie filling and Cinnamon Creme
Patissiere, topped with pie crust crumble, white chocolate cream bulb, pie
Filling and gold leaf.
Apple Pie Cruffin ~ Chunky Apple Caramel Pie filling and Cinnamon Creme Patissiere, topped with pie crust crumble, white chocolate cream bulb, pie Filling and gold leaf.

Apple Pie Cruffin ~ Chunky Apple Caramel Pie filling and Cinnamon Creme Patissiere, topped with pie crust crumble, white chocolate cream bulb, pie filling and gold leaf.

Dear Mr. Cruffin,

Why are you so completely divine? I loved you at first sight and can not take my
Eyes ( and mouth ) off you. You spoil me with sugary glances that unfold into sweet nectar….heavy sigh, parting is such sweet sorrow.

Forever yours,
MMH

It’s no secret I adore sweets, in fact I could truly live off them….and aside from my guesstimated hair falling out and IQ dipping I probably would. However…I still indulge far more than I should….this leads me to Supermoon Bakehouse.
Everything made at this bakery is a work of art. Breathtakingly gorgeous and delicious beyond words.
It’s located on the Lower East Side ( take a little drive, my uptown sisters ) and the signatures include Cruffins, …a croissant muffin with different fillings and toppings, beautiful pastries and a gorgeous pink terrazzo counter and iridescent to-go bags and boxes. Love the theme!

 Co-founder Ry Stephen puts finishing touches on Lychee-Berry Jelly Bi-Color Croissants at Supermoon Bakehouse on Rivington St. in Manhattan.

Artist at Work.

 

Caramelized Sous Vide Whole Bananas, Banana Caramel Sauce, Creme Patissiere, Chocolate Almond Creme, Topped with Chocolate Fudge, Banana Caramel, Dehydrated banana, Gold Leaf and Torched Meringue.

Caramelized Sous Vide Whole Bananas, Banana Caramel Sauce, Creme Patissiere,
Chocolate Almond Creme, Topped with Chocolate Fudge, Banana Caramel,
Dehydrated banana, Gold Leaf and Torched Meringue.

 

My Favorite! Lox, Cream Cheese, Capers, Rolled and Baked Into An Everything Spice Covered Croissant.

My Favorite! Lox, Cream Cheese, Capers, Rolled and Baked Into An Everything
Spice Covered Croissant.

 

The fabulous table displaying all the deliciously decadent pastries.

The fabulous table displaying all the deliciously decadent pastries.

 

Chocolate Croissant ~ Creamy Dark Chocolate Ganache Filled Bi-Colored Croissant With Cacao Nib Nougatine.

Chocolate Croissant ~ Creamy Dark Chocolate Ganache Filled Bi-Colored
Croissant With Cacao Nib Nougatine.

120 Rivington Street

New York, New York 10002

www.supermoonbakehouse.com

By Michelle-Marie Heinemann

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Klaus Baer, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, David Yarrow

I recently traveled to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where I spent time with the Iconic Wildlife Photographer David Yarrow. His work is currently on display at The WRJ Design Showroom, and will be featured there Feb. 20th thru March 4th.

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David Yarrow

I love people with passion, who are passionate about what they do and who they are. David has a great abundance of this and the photographs he takes are a direct reflection of this inner quality and strength.

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David Yarrow

David was born in Glasgow, Scotland….and extremely open, without airs, and fun!! It is quite appealing, the combination of artist and possessing the ability to address key environmental and geopolitical issues through his work…..of which involves a high degree of patience as waiting for the exact photographs in extreme conditions could take…..well, as long as it takes, and David is committed to this relationship.

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The “Amazing View” Exhibition will feature 17 exquisitely large-scale framed photographs, set in a style I call serene mountain opulence, a signature style created by Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer, the visionaries and creators of WRJ Design.

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Rush Jenkins, Michelle-Marie Heinemann

The opening reception for the Exhibition was wonderfully attended and the highlight included some of Davids first ever images of Americas West. The photographs are saturated with detail and the crystal clear clarity makes one feel as if the animals will jump off the wall. A true sensory experience.

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David Yarrow, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Peter Soros

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David Yarrow signing his book, “Wild Encounters.”

Guests were treated to the beautiful hard cover book that was just released by Rizzoli Publishing featuring his work from seven continents with images of some of Earths most endangered species.

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David Yarrow and Guests

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David Yarrow discussing his slide presentation.

David is an exciting story teller as he gives purpose and meaning to the adventures and risks he takes to capture his photographs. Earlier in the day as the showroom was setting up, I enjoyed listening to the many details David shared, mostly humorous and great fun.

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Michelle-Marie Heinemann and David Yarrow

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David Yarrow Photography

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David Yarrow Photography

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Michelle-Marie Heinemann and the Polar Bear

Much earlier in the day I suggested a sleigh ride to the National Elk Refuge, a sanctuary for one of the largest Elk Herd on Earth. It was lovely to see portions of the herd up close, and the weather was divine. Jackson Hole truly is beautiful and there is an immediate peace that lingers in the air.

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National Elk Refuge, Jackson Hole~Wyoming

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David Yarrow and Michelle-Marie Heinemann~National Elk Refuge-Jackson Hole

The night before, David hosted a lovely dinner party in town celebrating the upcoming Exhibition and speaking about his journeys.

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Dinner Party

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Slide Presentation

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David Yarrow is a very talented photographer, there are many wildlife photographers in the World, but few, if any….that capture the emotion and soul of the animal. This is what sets him apart, putting him in his own league.

While I love all the photographs, I do have a favorite. It is called Red Crowned Cranes and was taken recently in Hokkaido, Japan. It is among the rarest cranes in the world and is a symbol of luck, longevity and fidelity. The birds are regal and walk with a majestic grace….so beautiful.

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Additional photos of Guests, Fun, and Adventure….yes, the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, is an Adventure!

 

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Emily Arbegust, David Yarrow, Michelle-Marie Heinemann

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David Yarrow-Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

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Klaus Baer~David Yarrow Dinner Party

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Peter Soros and Michelle-Marie Heinemann

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Alex Ames~Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

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David Yarrow and Alex Ames

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Michelle-Marie Heinemann

 

www.davidyarrowphotography.com

 

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Bill Gates, Father of three adorable children shares his love of books. Reading is crucial and the backbone to everything we do in life….here are some of his favorites.

 

~My Favorite Books~
By Bill Gates

 
Never before have I felt so empowered to learn as I do today. When I was young, there were few options to learn on my own. My parents had a set of World Book Encyclopedias, which I read through in alphabetical order. But there were no online courses, video lectures, or podcasts to introduce me to new ideas and thinkers as we have today.
Still, reading books is my favorite way to learn about a new topic. I’ve been reading about a book a week on average since I was a kid. Even when my schedule is out of control, I carve out a lot of time for reading.

 
If you’re looking for a book to enjoy, here are some of my favorites from this year. They cover an eclectic mix of topics—from tennis to tennis shoes, genomics to great leadership. They’re all very well written, and they all dropped me down a rabbit hole of unexpected insights and pleasures.

 

 

String Theory, by David Foster Wallace. This book has nothing to do with physics, but its title will make you look super smart if you’re reading it on a train or plane. String Theory is a collection of five of Wallace’s best essays on tennis, a sport I gave up in my Microsoft days and am once again pursuing with a passion. You don’t have to play or even watch tennis to love this book. The late author wielded a pen as skillfully as Roger Federer wields a tennis racket. Here, as in his other brilliant works, Wallace found mind-blowing ways of bending language like a metal spoon.

 
Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight. This memoir, by the co-founder of Nike, is a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like: messy, precarious, and riddled with mistakes. I’ve met Knight a few times over the years. He’s super nice, but he’s also quiet and difficult to get to know. Here Knight opens up in a way few CEOs are willing to do. I don’t think Knight sets out to teach the reader anything. Instead, he accomplishes something better. He tells his story as honestly as he can. It’s an amazing tale.

 
The Gene, by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Doctors are deemed a “triple threat” when they take care of patients, teach medical students, and conduct research. Mukherjee, who does all of these things at Columbia University, is a “quadruple threat,” because he’s also a Pulitzer Prize– winning author. In his latest book, Mukherjee guides us through the past, present, and future of genome science, with a special focus on huge ethical questions that the latest and greatest genome technologies provoke. Mukherjee wrote this book for a lay audience, because he knows that the new genome technologies are at the cusp of affecting us all in profound ways.

 
The Myth of the Strong Leader, by Archie Brown. This year’s fierce election battle prompted me to pick up this 2014 book, by an Oxford University scholar who has studied political leadership—good, bad, and ugly—for more than 50 years. Brown shows that the leaders who make the biggest contributions to history and humanity generally are not the ones we perceive to be “strong leaders.” Instead, they tend to be the ones who collaborate, delegate, and negotiate—and recognize that no one person can or should have all the answers. Brown could not have predicted how resonant his book would become in 2016.

 
Honorable mention: The Grid, by Gretchen Bakke. This book, about our aging electrical grid, fits in one of my favorite genres: “Books About Mundane Stuff That Are Actually Fascinating.” Part of the reason I find this topic fascinating is because my first job, in high school, was writing software for the entity that controls the power grid in the Northwest. But even if you have never given a moment’s thought to how electricity reaches your outlets, I think this book would convince you that the electrical grid is one of the greatest engineering wonders of the modern world. I think you would also come to see why modernizing the grid is so complex and so critical for building our clean-energy future.

 

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Old Fashioned Mom Magazine hosted a VIP Soiree at The Skylark.

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This intimate gathering included, Sabrina Baldieri, Lauren Lawrence, Alessandra Emanuel, Joy Marks, Elizabeth Washer, Laura Bounin and Michelle-Marie Heinemann.

The Septet celebrated the OFM lifestyle brand at The Skylark which provided the most fantastic views of the City.

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Set thirty stories up in the heart of Times Square South, The Skylark delivers a classically-styled cocktail lounge with expansive panoramic views of the Hudson River, Hudson Yards, Times Square, The Empire State Building, and the best of Midtown Manhattan.

With its multi-level indoor spaces, open-air rooftop terrace and warm furnishings — designed by Meyer Davis Studio — The Skylark is a truly all-season destination. In cooler months, guests can enjoy breathtaking city views from the main lounge’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Warmer days deliver an experience that flows naturally between the indoor and outdoor spaces.

Drinks and food at The Skylark are as distinctive as the space itself. The exclusive mixologist’s cocktail menu is based on classic inspirations that are rendered using only the freshest ingredients. The light fare options include a variety of small plates – perfect for an after-work or evening bite.

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I throughly enjoyed several of these Harvest Cobbler’s handcrafted by master mixologist Johnny Swet. It includes; Titos Vodka, Marilde Pear Liquor, Pear and Rosemary.

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The Skylark was developed by hospitality veteran David Rabin together with Jim Kirsch and Alison Awerbuch of Abigail Kirsch.

…..until the next OFM Soirée!

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~The Skylark~

212-257-4577

200 West 39th Street

30th Floor

www.theskylarknyc.com

 

 

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Romantic and beautiful…..detailed and feminine, is what I adore in well made clothes. Alistair James exudes this in spades. The entire collection is well thought out, an OFM favorite for those casual evenings to meet a friend for a cocktail, or a light Sunday Brunch…easy, effortless and lovely.

 

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Alistair James is the eponymously named label of design duo Nicholas Alistair Walsh and David James Wise.

From their South London studio, the pair are focused on fable, whimsy and alluring textiles. Exploring an english sensibility, evoking characters in a balance of craft and consideration.

 

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Nicholas is a womenswear designer, born and raised in West Yorkshire. His world has been encompassed around textiles from a young age through his family links with theatre drapery. Alongside graduating BA womenswear in 2014, he has worked at both Gareth Pugh and Alexander McQueen, making avant-garde pieces for shows and clients.

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David is a London born textiles designer and has been working for some of the worlds leading fashion houses, notably Alexander McQueen since 2010. During this time he has been honing his craft; working with a broad range of styles and methods of textile manipulation.

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Alistair James

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London SE231DS

www.alistairjames.london

 

 

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I attended a marvelous reception at the Opera Gallery titled “KINETIC FIELDS.”

 

Lucia Hwong Gordon, Michelle-Marie Heinemamn, Lauren Lawrence, Barbara Regna

Lucia Hwong Gordon, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Lauren Lawrence, Barbara Regna

Coming from the Greek Kinein “to move” Kinetic art refers to art that is set in motion. From the early 20th Century, artists have incorporated movement into their art, either with the help of human hand or natural elements such as wind or water and later mechanical engineering.

Opera Gallery : Reception for Kinetic Fields

 

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Gilles Dyan

If what we have to know as “Kinetic Art” became a major phenomenon of the late 1950’s, thanks notably to the work of pioneers Alexander Calder and Naum Gabo, the contemporary art scene has continued to explore incorporating movement in Art and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. The exhibition KINETIC FIELDS surveys new technologies available to contemporary Kinetic artists and the evolution these have brought to moving art.

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Grimanesa Amoros, Fiona Cibani, Sonia Nassery Cole

…..About Opera Gallery

Founded in 1994 by Gilles Dyan, a member of the European Chamber of Expert Advisors in Fine Art ( C.E.C.O.A. )

 

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Gilles Dyan, Florence Dyan

Opera Gallery Group, now Internationally established with 12 Galleries in the World, is one of the rare International art Gallery networks with locations on several Continents: North America, Europe, Asia, and Middle East.

Florence Dyan, Michelle-Marie Heinemamn, Lauren Lawrence

Florence Dyan, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Lauren Lawrence

I love this Table Monogold by Yves Klein, completely fabulous….a little gift for myself for Valentines Day?….

Please visit: www.operagallery.com

Press Contacts: Susan Shin, Susan@shinadvisors.com

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According to a recent report on publicly announced giving compiled by The Chronicle of Philanthropy – an organization that publishes news and resources on philanthropy – there were twelve donations given by wealthy donors that surpassed $100 million, plus another six that totaled $100 million exactly.

The two largest donations – for $500 million each – came from Nike cofounder Phil Knight and his wife Penny, and investor-philanthropist Nicolas Beggruen.

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Phil Knight~

Knight, a billionaire whose net worth Forbes estimates at $24.9 billion (making him the 18th wealthiest person in the United States), made his high-value gift to the University of Oregon – his alma mater – to establish there a new center for scientific research. Berggruen, with an estimate worth of $1.73 billion, donated to his own public policy think-tank, the Berggruen Institute.

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Nicolas Berggruen~

The second most valuable donation, a $400 million pledge, was also made by Mr. and Mrs. Knight. This trove of charity went to Stanford University to establish the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, which provides education to 100 graduate high achieving students every year.

Also providing a $400 million gift to a good cause was physician Howard Marcus and wife Lottie, an investor, who directed their money in the form of a bequest to American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev for endowment and water research. The donation was the largest ever to an Israeli university.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a large charitable impact, The billionaire’s philanthropic organization gave $360 million to handful of organizations and an additional $300 million donation to The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, to establish the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.

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Steven Cohen and wife Alexandra pledged $275 million last year to start the Cohen Veterans Network to provide mental-health services to former service members and their families. Cohen, whose net worth FORBES estimates at $13 billion, built his wealth in hedge funds.

Facebook founding president, Sean Parker, makes an appearance on the list of top donors of 2016, with a $250 million gift to establish the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.

Oracle founder, Larry Ellison, made the list as well, pledging $200 million to the University of Southern California, to establish the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine.

Legendary investor and Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger pledged $200 million to the University of California at Santa Barbara, for new student housing.

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Sanford Weill, chairman emeritus of Citigroup, and his wife, Joan, donated $185 million to the University of California at San Francisco, to start the Weill Institute for Neurosciences.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg donated $107.2 million to the Fidelity Charitable, for the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Fund.

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen pledged $100 million to establish the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group.

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Billionaire Phillip Frost, a physician and pharmaceutical company executive, and his wife, Patricia, pledged $100 million to the University of Miami, to support applied sciences and engineering.

David Geffen, a cofounder of DreamWorks Studios SKG and founder of Geffen Records, pledged $100 million to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, to renovate and expand the museum.

Netflix founder, Reed Hastings, gave $100 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, to establish the Hastings Fund.

Robert King, founder of Peninsula Capital, and his wife, Dorothy, pledged $100 million to Stanford University, for scholarships for students from underdeveloped countries.

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Mortimer Zuckerman, a cofounder of Boston Properties, a real-estate investment trust, donated $100 million to create the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Scholars Program in STEM Leadership to bolster collaboration between top U.S. and Israeli researchers.

 

By Karsten Strauss

 

Digital Image by Sean Locke
Digital Planet Design
www.digitalplanetdesign.com

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Kids are more successful in school when parents take an active interest in their homework — it shows kids that what they do is important.

Of course, helping with homework shouldn’t mean spending hours hunched over a desk. Parents can be supportive by demonstrating study and organization skills, explaining a tricky problem, or just encouraging kids to take a break. And who knows? Parents might even learn a thing or two!

Here are some tips to guide the way:

1.Know the teachers — and what they’re looking for. Attend school events, such as parent-teacher conferences, to meet your child’s teachers. Ask about their homework policies and how you should be involved.
2. Set up a homework-friendly area. Make sure kids have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies — paper, pencils, glue, scissors — within reach.
3. Schedule a regular study time. Some kids work best in the afternoon, following a snack and play period; others may prefer to wait until after dinner.
4. Help them make a plan. On heavy homework nights or when there’s an especially hefty assignment to tackle, encourage your child break up the work into manageable chunks. Create a work schedule for the night if necessary — and take time for a 15-minute break every hour, if possible.
5. Keep distractions to a minimum. This means no TV, loud music, or phone calls. (Occasionally, though, a phone call to a classmate about an assignment can be helpful.)
6. Make sure kids do their own work. They won’t learn if they don’t think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions. But it’s a kid’s job to do the learning.
7. Be a motivator and monitor. Ask about assignments, quizzes, and tests. Give encouragement, check completed homework, and make yourself available for questions and concerns.

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8. Set a good example. Do your kids ever see you diligently balancing your budget or reading a book? Kids are more likely to follow their parents’ examples than their advice.
9. Praise their work and efforts. Post an aced test or art project on the refrigerator. Mention academic achievements to relatives.

 

Girls and Boys Looking at the Same Textbook in a Classroom at Primary School

10. If there are continuing problems with homework, get help. Talk about it with your child’s teacher. Some kids have trouble seeing the board and may need glasses; others might need an evaluation for a learning problem or attention disorder.