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    Get the Most from Your Workout with These Tips from Fitness Expert Joey Thurman

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    The unofficial start to summer 2015 is history. I don’t know about you but my extended holiday weekend began on Friday night with a huge dinner with friends. Saturday and Sunday brought sun, fun and, yup, food, generally of the unhealthy variety, and I capped off the weekend with even more food at a wonderful […] Read more…

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  • Oat Bran

    Sowing Your Wild Oat Bran by Harriet Posnak Lesser

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    SOWING YOUR WILD OAT BRAN By Harriet Posnak Lesser Hold on to your clogged arteries, folks. Oat bran is back.  Everybody’s once favorite grain could become the fat fighting fiber of 2015. At the end of the last century, health conscious consumers spent fortunes on oat bran cereals, breads, muffins, cookies and bagels. There were […] Read more…

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Fashion

  • Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

    Snag These Great Buys at the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!

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    It’s that time again, fashionistas, time when Nordstrom, one of my all-time favorite department stores, has their Half-Yearly Sale. At up to 40% off, it’s time to stock up on the season’s best trends; gifts for dads, grads, brides and a little something for yourself. Why not? With free shipping and returns, it’s the sale […] Read more…

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  • The Good Wife Cast

    Exclusive Interview with Daniel Lawson, Costume Designer for The Good Wife

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    A quick Google search for the hit television show, “The Good Wife wardrobe”, reveals countless websites and blogs that are devoted to chronicling, discussing, deconstructing and lauding the clothing worn by the characters on the show, often referred to as “the best-dressed cast on television”. For that, credit must be given to the show’s Emmy-nominated […] Read more…

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Beauty

  • Met Gala 2015

    The Best Beauty and Hair Looks from the Met Gala 2015

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    The Met Gala was held last night to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. This annual event is always themed – this year’s theme was China: Through the Looking Glass. (Imagine dressing for that!) – and fashionistas showed up in magnificent creations. (Some took more care than others in dressing to fit the […] Read more…

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  • ShadeScout

    Favorite Lipstick Discontinued? No Worries, Thanks to ShadeScout

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    How many times have you fallen in love with a lipstick color, eyeshadow, blush or foundation only to find it’s been discontinued the minute you run out of it? Happens all the time and tracking down a similar color from another brand takes time and effort and often ends in frustration. Or, what if you […] Read more…

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Health

  • Healthy Summer Recipes

    Healthy Summer Recipes

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    Just in time for Memorial Day celebrations, certified nutritionist, personal trainer and exercise physiologist, Franci Cohen, has created these beginning-of-summer recipes highlighting delicious seasonal produce. Eggplant Roll-ups Recipe reprinted with permission of Franci Cohen, Personal trainer, Certified Nutritionist & Exercise Physiologist Ingredients: 2 medium long eggplants2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup ricotta cheese1 cup […] Read more…

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  • Drink Water

    The Benefits of Drinking Water: Take a Hint!

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    So long, soda. Ta ta, iced tea. Ciao, coffee. There is nothing better with which to hydrate your body than, of course, water. Your body is composed of about 60% water and keeping it hydrated maintains body fluids that aid in digestion, blood circulation, the circulation of nutrients throughout the body and body temperature regulation. […] Read more…

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Fitness

  • get the most from your workout

    Get the Most from Your Workout with These Tips from Fitness Expert Joey Thurman

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    The unofficial start to summer 2015 is history. I don’t know about you but my extended holiday weekend began on Friday night with a huge dinner with friends. Saturday and Sunday brought sun, fun and, yup, food, generally of the unhealthy variety, and I capped off the weekend with even more food at a wonderful […] Read more…

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  • activities that burn the most calories

    10 Ways to Quickly Burn 200 Calories

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    The keys to weight loss are consistency, patience, healthy eating habits and expending more calories than you take in. It’s easy to give up if you don’t see results quickly, but stick with it. Healthy weight loss is a slow and steady process. Don’t beat yourself up if you fall off the weight loss wagon […] Read more…

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Women's

  • Mother's Day Gift Guide

    50+ Gift Suggestions for Mother’s Day 2015

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    Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10 and if you’re stumped for gift ideas, here are a few suggestions that run the gamut regarding price points, lifestyles and tastes. From jewelry to handbags to beautiful housewares, EverBeautiful.com has a suggestion that may be just perfect for that special woman in your life (or for yourself.) And, […] Read more…

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  • earth day 2015

    Earth Day 2015

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    Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd.  Do something good for the earth (and yourself) by trying these eco-friendly products. Lavanila Not only are Lavanila products safe for both your body and the environment, Lavanila will be partnering with the Plant a Billion Trees Mission to give back to the Earth in an amazing way. For […] Read more…

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