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Dec 16th 2013

AOL Original Series, "The Restart Project" Premieres Today

AOL has just launched "The Restart Project": Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson's new series highlighting inspiring stories of women who have changed their lives in the face of adversity.

The 10-episode documentary series, produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and presented by Kaplan University, follows Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and fitness expert Tracy Anderson as they spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph - and tell their inspiring stories firsthand.

The brave women in the series have suffered through various obstacles, but found peace and resolution through natural healing - such as martial arts, competitive running and healthy cooking.

The first two episodes are available now at Restart-project.com. Two new episodes will premiere each Monday for the five week run of the series, and the series is available on mobile devices through the AOL On app.

May 9th 2013

Cyndi Stivers Joins AOL as Editor-In-Chief of AOL.com

It's my pleasure to announce that AOL has hired Cyndi Stivers, a decorated journalist and digital media expert, to join our team as Editor-in-Chief of AOL.com.

In her new role reporting to me, she will drive all editorial and programming across the AOL homepage, all associated apps and syndicated feeds.

She joins us from the Columbia Journalism Review, where she was the Editor-in-Chief. Her award-winning resume prior to that includes senior editorial and management roles with Entertainment Weekly, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Time Out New York, and Premiere.

There were many characteristics that cemented Cyndi as our top choice including her programming vision, a strong creative track record, and a knack for mentoring editorial talent.

As we evolve AOL.com as a content destination, we will look to Cyndi to ensure the site showcases the most compelling stories relevant to our viewers and drive a distinctive editorial voice. We'll also be relying on her creativity to help us ignite our live programming and add more opportunities for visitors to engage with each other around our content.

Susan Lyne, CEO of AOL's Brand Group, has worked with Cyndi twice before. In her words: "I know first hand that Cyndi will bring world-class editorial leadership and creative thinking to this role with AOL.com. Our entire stable of brands will benefit from her management of the homepage's reach to help drive network wide events to showcase everything AOL has to offer."

"Adding a talent like Cyndi to the AOL.com team is an exciting moment for our brand," says Francis Lobo, President of AOL Services Group. "Her expertise will ensure we continue to provide compelling content and experiences to the millions of people that enjoy AOL.com."

Cyndi will start in early June- please join me in welcoming Cyndi to the AOL family.

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