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Nurture: A Funky and Fresh Parenting Theme

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The WordPress.com Blog

We’re happy to announce the birth of our latest theme: a new parenting and tumblelog theme fittingly called Nurture.

Nurture is the fourth theme designed by the amazing Denise Chandler, coming after Bon Vivant, A Simpler Time, and Vagabond. Like its siblings, Nurture is lighthearted yet funky — with a fresh, colorful palette and quirky font, reminiscent of crafts and drawing by hand.

The theme’s features include a wide one-column layout, support for all post formats, a featured content carousel and supports your own custom header image.

Nurture is a premium upgrade for your blog — read more about its features on the Theme Showcase or dive right into previewing it on your blog by going to Appearance → Themes in your dashboard.

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Promote Your Events with Eventbrite Themes and Widgets on WordPress.com

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Do you regularly host events as part of your work and/or play? Do you run a venue or plan events regularly? Are you an Eventbrite user? If so, we have some exciting news for you — we’ve teamed up with Eventbrite to bring you two new WordPress.com themes that make it super easy for you to promote your events, stir up pre-gig fervor, and connect with your audience.

Our Eventbrite themes seamlessly sync your Eventbrite events to your WordPress.com site with just a few clicks, and are perfect for gatherings of any kind. Create an event on Eventbrite, connect your account via your WordPress.com theme options, and select the events you wish to showcase. These themes are great for creating excitement before your shindig — priming your audience to have a fantastic time — and staying connected after the event via social sharing, photo tools, and post-gig comments.

One-off Event Organizer?…

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Unbound Creativity: Art Blogs on WordPress.com

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From painting and photography to performance art, the art scene on WordPress.com is thriving. Practitioners of every imaginable art form are inspiring visitors with their creativity, using striking themes and neat features like custom galleries to showcase their work. Ready for infinite gallery hopping (no walking shoes necessary)? Here are a few places to start exploring.

rabirius

Straddling the line between photography, digital art, and collage, this collection of manipulated photos forces us to look at familiar objects and landscapes with a fresh eye. A swimming polar bear, a layered urban panorama: at once disorienting and fascinating, it’s hard to to resist these images.

Ryu, a minimalist theme with a generous, full-width image post format, is perfect for putting these large images center stage. It even automatically adjusts the background color on image posts to match the palette of the image itself: it’s like having a bespoke framer at your…

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Dont Miss the 4th Annual NES Marathon!

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On October 19th be sure to join Pat the NES punk for his fourth annual NES marathon. The marathon lasts about 24 hours and is helping to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. So if you like classic videogames and want to help support a good cause, be sure to watch the live stream this October and send all donations to http://nesmarathon.com/

Also be sure to check out Pat the NES Punk’ s channel on youtube http://m.youtube.com/index?rdm=vo75r1o5#/user/PatTheNESpunk

And if you would like to know more about the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, you can use this link to go to their website: http://m.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org

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Guangzhou – A city with the perfect blend of Business and Beauty

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Worldtraveland

Guangzhou, a flourishing metropolis full of vigour, is the capital city of Guangdong Province located along the south coastline of China. Famous worldwide for its delicious cuisines, shopping malls, endless skyscrapers and most especially foreign trade, Guangzhou (also known as Canton or Kwangchow), is the third biggest city in China after Beijing and Shanghai with a population of more than 1.2 million.

For modern travellers who have craved for a business and shopping trip all their lives, Guangzhou is just the perfect place to be. Being the centre of the Pearl River Delta, also dubbed as “the world’s factory”, Guangzhou accommodates countless huge markets specializing in almost any made-in-china products, including Chinese tea, herbs, garments, watches, electronics and toys.  To tourists, the city is really a ‘Shoppers’ Paradise’. It’s a place where you can find everything at a very competitive price, for foreigners and local Chinese alike. There are quite a number…

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The Summer Community In Autumn

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Thought Catalog


It is bad luck for the branches of a tree to touch the roof of a house. These branches are clawing at the roof, but in those first days when you wake eagerly before seven and are tired by ten, you can sleep through it. And the moderate temperatures don’t hurt: a cold body is often tired enough to sleep through even loud, intermittent noise, the kind that might ordinarily startle you awake. The dog watches the part on the inside of the roof where the branches are bumping and dragging themselves across it, thinking it’s some animal. Then she grows frustrated by something she can hear and not see and falls asleep, out of fatigue or maybe boredom.

Those who are still here, waiting out some definitive sign to leave, like more leaves on the ground than in the trees, still retreat temporarily, if they can, to insulated houses…

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Forks & The Road: Santa Monica’s surfing chefs

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Santa Monica is known as the birthplace of beach volleyball, the skate board capital of the U.S. and has a permanent amusement park on its pier with a Ferris wheel that almost drops into the ocean. Given the surroundings, it’s not surprising that it also has surfing chefs whose talents in the kitchen combine with a prowess on the water.

There are over 400 restaurants in the 8.3 square miles that make up SanMo, and among such competition Chef Josiah Citrin stands out. His restaurant Mélisse has two Michelin stars and multiple awards including Forbes Travel Guide 2013 “one of the finest five star properties in the world”.  Lucky hotel guests at the newly refurbished Oceana Beach Club can now experience a lighter version of his cuisine at the hotel’s Tower 8 restaurant. Citrin, a native of SanMo has created a menu that reflects the food he likes to cook…

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