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Karlie Kloss, the fashion model and CEO of her fashion, multimedia and philanthropic company called Klossy, also runs Kode With Klossy, the coding camp for girls she launched in 2015. The mission is to empower girls to learn to code and be players in the tech world. Karlie herself attended a two-week coding boot camp at the Flatiron School in Lower Manhattan. The following year she began her coding scholarship program at the Flatiron School. Since 2015 it has expanded to 50 camps in 25 cities, teaching 1,000 girls a summer basic coding skills. Girls aged 13 – 18 are eligible for a two-week scholarship. It is Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, with full attendance mandatory. There is also a Web Applications class for returning scholars where they can go deeper into the topics they’ve been exposed to.
Alton Brown hosted the very popular show “Good Eats” on the Food Network from 1999 to 2012. Mr. Brown delves into the historical origins of the particular dish he’s cooking as well as the science behind the co-mingled ingredients. Fans have clamored for the show’s return and in 2019 the Food Network announced the new show “Good Eats: The Return”. Alton Brown is charming and fast-talking. The show airs on Sunday nights at 10 pm EST on Food Network.
Mo Rocca, the humorist and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, has always loved reading obituaries. He came to realize that not every notable person got the obituary they deserved. He set out to change that. His podcast is very popular, and he has recently published a book with essays on all kinds of interesting people and why they mattered. A ‘Mobituary’ is “an appreciation for someone who didn’t get the love she or he deserved the first time around” according to Rocca. He wants to enlighten us to the quirks and overlooked interesting facts about notable people. He feels, for example, that Audrey Hepburn dying on the same day as Bill Clinton’s inauguration deprived her of the attention her death deserved.
Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving was published in 2019. $19.69
The ‘America the Beautiful’, The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass is available to anyone who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident over the age of 62 and it is a lifetime pass. It costs $80.00 and provides access to more than 2,000 recreational sites managed by six federal agencies. It’s a bargain!
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