Thomas Hollowell - Author, Athlete, Entrepreneur, World Traveler

Souks in Fez, Morocco

Walking over the crooked stones lining the conurbation of hilly alleyways that form the medina of Fez, the smell of mule dung hangs in the musty air, as it has for over a thousand years. From the 11th to the 15th centuries, this was North Africa’s epicenter of commerce, science, and religion. Saints lived and died here. Kings chose it for their thrones. Bartering still means boisterous haggling while shopkeepers offer sweet mint tea. Transporters yell “balak!” (Clear the path!) leading overburdened animals of labor.
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The Dot-Gone Era

As the proverb goes: If we don’t learn from history, we are bound to repeat it. The infamous dot-com era spanned roughly from the mid-1990s to the early 21st century and taught us much we shant forget: companies spending fruitless millions, expansion, and growth; all for the bottom-line. While only a few survivors of the dot-gone epoch remain with us today, a new generation of savvy online entrepreneurs is willing to take risks. But this time, they are following a business model based on lessons learned.
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MacBook Toting Guru

In times past, the difference between Fahrenheit and Celsius were the only degrees people were confused about. Nowadays, the degree debate evolves around brick-and-mortar institutions versus online campuses. Numerous questions arise and virtual establishments that meet modern students’ diverse needs are rapidly surfacing. In a world of competition, the Internet classroom is evening the odds for everyone to pursue their career or life interests. Read More...

Satellite Spies: Where the Stars Have Eyes

Whether you are sipping a latte on the patio or enjoying an early-morning pick-me-up beside the campfire under the stars, a satellite might have its eyes on you. Think no one will notice that extra sugar cube you just put into that steaming cup? Well, think again. Satellites, hovering way above our lovely blue planet, are in our midst.



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More to Korea than Kimchi

Kimchi wasn’t always as hot as it is today. In Manchuria, some 3,000 years ago, it was an effective way to pickle mineral-rich vegetables that would last through the harsh winters. Only in the 18th century did the red pepper, especially its powerful powder form, smolder mouths throughout the peninsula.


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A Guide to Endometriosis

This book was a four-month project of combined interviews with professionals in the field and high-quality research that resulted in an easy-to-read guide for women who suffer or believe they might suffer from endometriosis. This was co-authored with leading nutritionist Robert Boniske. Contact Thomas for more details.


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Have Bike, Will Travel

Two months before completing a one-year teaching contract in the small Korean province of Jeju Island, wanderlust beckoned and I longed for an exciting adventure, something extraordinary and uncommon.

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The AI Future

Predictions of a world where androids walk amongst us have captured our imagination for decades. The desire to construct a machine-brain akin to our own has been the pursuit of Artificial Intelligence (a.k.a. AI) experts since the famed Dartmouth Conference in 1956, which coined the term for the first time. With greater understanding in the cognitive sciences, warp-speed advances in computer technology, and researchers using the Apple Mac OS platform, science fiction is becoming reality.

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Protecting Kids Online

For children and adults alike, Cyberspace is a universe awaiting discovery. With so much information and media zipping along the Superhighway, it might seem an overwhelming endeavor to filter out harmful material from reaching your child. However, with new software, parent-monitoring systems, and law enforcement on your side, the task just got easier. And, as you might have guessed, Apple continues to do its part to ensure that your family remains in the know and stays safe.

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The Mind-Blogging Age

Whether you are planning to take a trip around the world or experiencing parenthood for the first time, a related blog is probably being published right now. With an astounding 150,000 new blogs created daily, it might be the best time for you to finally make sense of this mind-boggling practice known as blogging.

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The Sirens of Jeju Island

Off the shores of Jeju-do (Cheju Island), nowhere close to the ancient isle of Capri in the Tyrrhenian Sea, you might hear a strange, distant sound echoing off the seaside cliffs of Songsan (Sunrise Peak). Odysseus, who might have heard similar alluring sounds as he rapidly plugged his mates’ ears with wax, knew that the peculiar melody meant certain death if the ship approached too close. However, unlike Odysseus, you won’t have to tie yourself to the mast to witness these sirens of Asia — the haenyo divers of Jeju.

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Food Service Guide

This book was completed with a leading expert in the field of restaurant management. After diligent research and interviews, the guide came into fruition and is now being sold in seminars across the US, Canada, and Australia. Contact Thomas for more details.



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A History of Strange Phenomena

This book project was in collaboration with a website and agency researching phenomena around the world. The book is a summation of that research and is meant to pull audiences inward to study more about the mysterious elements of the world around them. Contact Twinlance for more details.


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La Guillotine - Terror Indeed!

Appeared in Learning Through History V3N5
*Written for young learners.


Imagine yourself back a long time ago, over two hundred years ago. Now, imagine that you didn’t speak English, but were living in France, in Paris perhaps, speaking the beautiful French tongue. Now, stretch your mind even more and think for a moment what it would be like to be accused of being a criminal. Maybe you’re innocent; maybe you’re not. This would all be strange indeed!

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The Apple Groove

Those dancing to iTunes in Apple’s neon magazine ads might just be those who own a good stake in Apple stock. Perhaps we should call it iStock? Since Apple, Inc. CEO Steve Jobs has taken over the company, almost exactly ten years ago, the company’s limits match their headquarters’ address at 1 Infinite Loop. So, what’s going on at Apple lately? Does the future look rainbow bright? And, what are we Mac aficionados advising Apple, Inc. do to truly rock & roll?

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