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Havilah Malone's Top 10 Tips for Success


Earlier this week, NoDef spoke with Havilah Malone, best-selling author, public speaker, and media entrepreneur. Her latest project, a children's book adaptation of Napoleon Hill's iconic 1937 book Think and Grow Rich, is titled The Amazing Adventures of Oliver Hill. During the conversation, Malone kindly shared her top ten pieces of advice for personal & professional development. Read on for her wise words.


Mud Bugs

Pro-Tips for Handling a Muddy Jazz Fest



It’s official now. After a healthy downpour on Thursday (4.28) afternoon, the Fairgrounds will be traditionally muddy for Jazz Fest. As the Fest halts for no man or mud, it’s time to embrace the mud! NoDef has some suggestions for vets and newbies alike about how best to handle the element.


Fest-Of-Us

Basic Tips for Jazz Fest



Jazz fest is big and it’s awesome! It’s always very easy to have a wardrobe malfunction, an act of god, or a lack of provisions detract from your festing experience. Some basic preparation is necessary. So, without further ado, we are proud to present the fist installment of NoDef’s annual guide to the Fest.


Getting A Lyft


Just when the controversy surrounding Uber is fading, a new ride-sharing service is coming to town. Lyft began operations in the Crescent City on Thursday (3.3).


LA-SPCA: Let Your Dog Celebrate Barkus Not NYE


Rule number one of fireworks is “Don’t blow your fingers off like a certain NFL player.” The second standard is that your pets do not like pyrotechnic displays. Dogs and cats have far better hearing than humans and those airborne booms do not go over well with them. The Louisiana Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (L-SPCA) has issued a reminder that dogs are frightened by fireworks and often run away on the Fourth as well as some pointers to keep Rex happy.


Yule Logs

NOFD's Annual Lists of Holiday Safety Tips



Inevitably, holiday merry making sometimes devolves into a mess making. Beyond the potential for a holiday hangover, Christmas catastrophes can sometimes be serious, even deadly. So, the New Orleans Fire Deaprtment (NOFD) once again issued their annual list of holiday safety tips.


Turkey Talk


Thanksgiving turkey is a beloved American dish served only once a year. Unfortuantely, since it's only served once a year, lots of us don't have too much experience cooking these birds. So, we truened to Chef Jason Klutts of Cane & Table for some pointers on taming the beast.


Chill Out

Tips For Beating the Heat



With the heat of July now in full force, citizens of New Orleans are seeking the shelter of their air-conditioned homes. But what about when there’s live music to be hear or a festival to attend? How do you survive the heat and humidity then? Luckily, NoDef has compiled some tips on how to beat the heat.


La-SPCA: Dogs Don't Like Fireworks!


Who doesn’t love a good fireworks display? Apparently, your pets don’t. Dogs have far better hearing than humans and those airborne booms do not go over well with them. The Louisiana Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (L-SPCA) has issued a reminder that dogs are frightened by fireworks and often run away on the Fourth as well as some pointers to keep Spot happy.


NOFD Says Don't Be a Hoser, Be Safe on the 4th


It's the Fourth of July which means lots of fire. It's also time for the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) to weigh in with their annaul reminders about safety. First and foremost, NOLA's Bravest urge citizens to leave the pyrotechnics to the pros. The guys with the hoses also remind locals that reckless grilling can sometimes end in disaster especially after a few frosties.


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