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These vehicles can run for up to 40 miles in ideal conditions without a charge or, in the case of the Volt, switching to gasoline.

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As busy as women are now, with taking care of work and home or even with stay at home moms, a mom is always on duty.

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Forged earrings in 18-karat rose and yellow gold set with hot pink spinel gemstones. Photo courtesy of Caleb Meyer Studio

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hen it comes to Mother’s Day gifts, it’s hard to go wrong with jewelry. Whether it’s a classic piece that she’ll hand down someday or a funky, modern piece that will make her the hippest mom on the block, there’s something out there for everyone this year.

For the mom who always wants to be at the height of fashion, tri-color metals are very The first step in choosing a gift of jewelry popular right now, as are black and white is figuring out what the recipient will like, diamonds and stackable rings and bracelets, says Frank Beltrame, owner of Frank Michael Jewelers in Chicago. Is she flashy or subdued? Beltrame said. Redenvelope.com offers an What kind of stones does she like? What kind engraved stackable ring set, and Etsy.com has several options too. of piece would she like best: a ring, earrings, Many jewelers, including Frank Michael a necklace or a bracelet? Jewelers and Caleb Meyer Studio, do custom work. With that route, it’s never hard to find How often she’ll wear the piece should also something Mom will love. be considered, says Stephanie Richards, manager of the Caleb Meyer Studio in Philadelphia. Some stones don’t hold up as well as Personalize it others when worn every day, so it’s important to think about how hard Mom Sometimes, spouses or children will give is on her jewelry Mom a ring or pendant with the before picking birthstones of all the chilsomething dren, but those stones out. don’t always look great together. To remedy that,

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Beltrame suggests substitute birthstones; for example, the October opal is replaced with a pink stone. Another idea is to personalize it with the number of stones, rather than the birthstones — two stones for two children, etc., Richards said. For one-of-a-kind pieces that can be personalized, Etsy.com has several options. The traditional heart-shaped lockets aren’t in style just now, Beltrame said, but there are several fresh takes on the old standard. There are classic lockets that open up to room for a photo, and for a more modern look, there’s a glass locket that can be personalized on both sides. Disks bearing children’s initials and stacked on a chain are very trendy and provide another option for a personalized gift.

Ruby stud earrings in 18-karat yellow gold surrounded by round brilliant diamonds. Photo courtesy of Caleb Meyer Studio

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Drop disk earrings in 18-karat white and yellow gold set with a pair of round brilliant diamonds. Photo courtesy of Caleb Meyer Studio

When in doubt, go classic Few moms out there would be opposed to receiving a little blue box from Tiffany and Co., and there are gifts in all price ranges on their website, tiffany.com. Michael C. Fina offers a variety of gift ideas as well. Diamond stud earrings or a diamond bracelet can also be a great gift for Mom, no matter what her taste, Beltrame said. “You can’t go wrong with something like that,” he said. A diamond bracelet is a classic piece that works great for almost any mom. Photo by stock.xchng

Cast earrings in 18-karat yellow gold set with oval faceted peridot. Photo courtesy of Caleb Meyer Studio

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MOMS Celebrate mothers across the country this month

Happy Mother’s Day There were 4.3 million births in the United States in 2007, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Of those, 445,000 were from teens 15 to 19, and 7,300 were from women 45 to 54 years old. STOCK.XCHNG

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Mothers are making their mark this Mother’s Day. There was an average of 2.1 children per woman in the U.S. in 2007, the latest data available. This marks the second year in a row where the rate has been above replacement level, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Utah Moms in this state had the largest number of children. Each mother averaged 2.6 children in 2006, the latest state-by-state statistics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vermont moms had the least number of children, averaging 1.7 per woman. WIKIMEDIA


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That’s the average age at which women gave birth for the first time in 2006. It’s down from 25.2 the previous year, and it’s the first decline since the CDC began tracking age since 1968.

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There’s no excuse for not grabbing a bouquet for the mother in your life. According to the Census Bureau, there are 20,000 flower shops that employ 94,000 people throughout the United States. Flowers not her thing? There are also 126 greeting card companies, 14,200 cosmetic and perfume stores and 27,000 jewelry shops.

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Eco-friendly autos: What to expect this year and next Based on an EPA test, the all-electric Nissan Leaf has a range of 100 miles; driving habits can improve or worsen mileage. Nissan photo

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The Chevy Volt has a 35-mile electric range before the gas engine kicks in for a total range of 375 miles. GM photo

This is the year of electric cars, says John Voelcker, editor of GreenCarReports.com. For the first time since the automobile’s infancy, he says, “you have plug-in vehicles in the showrooms of major automakers in the U.S.” Meanwhile, manufacturers have debuted more hybrid models, while traditional combustion-engine cars become more fuel-efficient. Here are a few green trends car buyers can expect to see this year.

More electric cars

40 mpg is the new 30

The two electric cars available for 2011, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, have long waiting lists for the small amount available to purchase this year. But the high demand means other manufacturers will sit up and take notice. What makes this a watershed year for electric cars? These vehicles can run for up to 40 miles in ideal conditions without a charge or, in the case of the Volt, switching to gasoline. By some studies, 78 percent of Americans drive fewer than 40 miles a day, meaning electric-car owners could conceivably never have to visit a gas station.

Aging starlets have spouted this mantra for years, but in 2011 it applies to fuel efficiency in non-hybrid cars. With new federal standards, “40 miles per gallon is the new benchmark,” says Voelcker. Just a few years ago, 30 miles per gallon was the higher end of fuel economy. But these days plenty of cars, and not just subcompacts, are in that 40 mpg range for highway driving. These include the Chevy Cruze Eco, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Fiesta and Chevy Sonic. This is achieved through a combination of lightweight materials and engines that are much smaller.

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Certain drivers will always have a need for larger vehicles, and SUVs, vans and trucks aren’t going away. But drivers are becoming more comfortable with smaller cars — and their smaller fuel costs. “For a long time in the American market, small cars were considered entrylevel,” says Voelcker. “They were what you bought your kid before they could get something nice.” In 2011, manufacturers will continue offering high-end features like leather seats, upscale stereos and all the latest gadgetry in smaller cars as well as larger ones.

In 2012, Buick will debut a “start/stop system” on its LaCrosse full-size sedan, a feature that will eventually spread to other GM models. The system, a sort of “hybrid lite,” is already common in Europe, says Voelcker; it essentially switches to electric power when a car is slowing to a stop, until the driver speeds up again. Buick says this feature, called eAssist, increases fuel economy by 25 percent.

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Plugging in an electric car overnight means a bump in your household electricity bill. Utilities are happy to supply that extra power, says Voelcker, because it’s a rare opportunity to increase demand for their product. However, utilities prefer that you charge up overnight or during off-peak hours. Look for more utilities 6 offering special programs and rates for electric-car owners.


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So you have to do better than a troll doll in a cap and gown. Keep their interests, personality and career path in mind as you choose a present. What do they really want in 2011? Beyond sports cars and wads of cash, good ideas can range from sentimental to purely practical.

For the sentimental • Among young women, charm jewelry has experienced a resurgence in popularity. A trendy choice is the Pandora bracelet, which offers a huge variety of charm options. Grads can add to it and personalize it in any way WIkIMEdIA they want, from commemorating their new career to celebrating a fabulous trip with friends — and someday even marriage and children. Starter bracelets come in a variety of finishes, starting at $69. • Digital photo frames are a great way to display cherished photos of loved ones and new friends. Luckily, prices have come down on these, and you can find a nice frame for less than $100.

For the adventurous • “Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Experiences” is a bucket list book aimed at young people that just might inspire them to chase adventures across the globe. • Also, many major airlines offer gift cards for air travel, so your grad can visit someplace he’s always wanted to go, or just fly home for the holidays.

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Sun exposure Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the No. 1 cause of skin cancer, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Cumulative sun exposure can cause basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer — and severe sunburns before age 18 may cause melanoma later in life. Using sunscreen whenever you’re outside will drastically reduce the odds of getting skin cancer.

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cancer deaths annually Prevent it The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2010, 171,000 cancer deaths were caused by smoking. An additional 570,000 were due to obesity. And a whopping 1 million cancers in 2010 could have been prevented by staying out of the sun and away from tanning booths.

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most common Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America, according to the Skin Care Foundation. More than 2 million people are diagnosed with more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancers annually. And each year, there are more cases of skin cancer than breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer combined.

Leading cause of death Cancer was the second-leading cause of death in 2007, according to the American Cancer Society. Twenty-three percent of all deaths that year were from cancer. The leading cause of death that year was heart disease, with 25 percent of all deaths related to some form of heart disease.

1 in 5 the odds Those are the odds that Americans will develop skin cancer at some point during their lifetimes, says the Skin Care Foundation. Currently, 10 nearly 800,000 Americans are living with a history of melanoma, and an astounding 13 million are living with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer — which is usually diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma.

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More common in men Men are more likely to get skin cancer than are women. In 2007 — the latest statistics available — 58,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with melanomas of the skin, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those, 33,000 were men and 25,000 were women. During that year, 8,500 people died from melanomas of the skin, and out of those, 5,500 were men and 3,000 were women.


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day ahead, bake two 8-inch cake layers. fill and coat with white buttercream. reToss shredded coconut with food coloring; set aside. 1 Afrigerate. To make eyelet, start at least a day ahead. roll white fondant 1/8-inch thick and 10 1/4 inches in diameter. using a pizza cutter or paring knife, cut out a 10-inch circle. 2 Scallop the edges and use piping tips or canapé cutters to create the eyelet pattern. drape the fondant over an inverted 8-inch cake pan to dry.

Choose a color for your basket. If you’re covering the cake in fondant, knead food coloring into 24 ounces of premixed white fondant. following package directions, 3 drape the fondant over the cake.

If you’re using buttercream basket weave, tint a portion of the icing and fill two pastry bags. We used pastry tips no. 45 (flat) and no. 48 (serrated). With the flat tip, pipe a line from the cake’s top rim to the bottom. With the serrated tip, pipe a horizontal line, centered, over the vertical line. Leaving a space the width of the piping tip, make a second horizontal line beneath the first. Continue these spaces and bars to the bottom of the cake. Make sure the horizontal lines are parallel and the same length, and that the ends line up. use the flat tip to pipe a second vertical line touching the ends of the first horizontal bars. To create a woven look, go to the top empty space and tuck the serrated pastry tip under the first vertical line. Pipe a horizontal line, just like the others, this time crossing the second vertical stripe. fill in the other spaces to the bottom of the cake. (basket weave instructions are available at wilton.com and other sites.) Continue this way around the cake. Tint part of the icing spring green and border the bottom of the cake by piping shells with a star tip. finish with pastel jellybeans or a garden of jellybean flowers. If you 4 prefer a simpler finish, ice the cake smooth and then decorate it. To make the arch handle, cut an 8-inch cake cardboard in half. Tape the halves together, creating an arch, and wrap it in white and pastel ribbon. use transparent 5 tape to hold the ribbon in place. Insert toothpicks in each end of the arch so it can be anchored securely in the cake.

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Assemble the basket: Place the shaped fondant eyelet on top of the cake. Pipe a border around the upper edge, then fill the enclosure with colored coconut “grass.” 6 Arrange the Easter eggs. Set the ribbon-wrapped arch into the cake as the basket handle. Pin pastel bows where the arch and cake meet. This will call to mind an Easter bonnet while making sure the tape doesn’t show. Pretty and useful.


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eggs. Coloring Easter eggs is usually associated with children making a mess out of dye tablets dissolved in water and vinegar, wax crayons, stickers and flimsy cardboard egg holders. But adults can have fun coloring eggs, too, while using more sophisticated means. Natural ingredients from the kitchen and around the house can produce beautiful eggs worthy enough to display on the Easter dinner table - no cheap Paas coloring kit required. Since the colors produced by the following methods are not excessively bright and usually won’t stain the egg white and yolk, try using the peeled eggs in a deviled eggs recipe. Once peeled, eggs dyed using the following methods are safe to eat.

Scrap-dyed Eggs Materials: Scraps of silk fabric (check out the bargain bin at craft stores, or look for silk ties and shirts at secondhand stores) Scraps of white cotton fabric Garbage-bag twist ties 1 dozen eggs 5 1/2 quart pot made of glass, enamel or another non-reactive material Water Vinegar Cut the silk and cotton scraps into roughly 4-inch squares. Place a scrap of silk on top of a scrap of cotton, shiny or bright side of

Onion Skin-dyed Eggs Materials: Assorted edible flowers, leaves or fresh herbs 1 dozen eggs Roughly two cups of red or yellow onion skins (fewer skins will produce lighter colors)

Nylon panty hose stockings Rubber bands 5 1/2 quart pot made of glass, enamel or another non-reactive material Water Vinegar Place a flower, leaf or sprig of fresh herb on an egg, then place the egg and flower in a three-inch piece of nylon stocking. Secure open ends of the stocking with a rubber band. Don’t worry if the flower shifts - the pattern produced will be unique. Once all the eggs are finished, place the onion skins and enough water to cover the eggs in a nonreactive pot. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar to the water. Bring the eggs to a boil, then remove from heat and leave undisturbed for 20 minutes. Drain off the water and rinse eggs with cold water. When eggs are cool enough to handle, remove from the nylon scraps.

Lemon-tarragon Deviled Eggs

There’s no mayonnaise or paprika in these deviled eggs. 6 hard-cooked eggs 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt 1 large shallot, minced 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest 3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon leaves Fresh tarragon sprigs for garnish Cut a very thin slice off both ends of eggs; halve crosswise. Carefully remove egg yolks from whites and mash yolks in a bowl with remaining ingredients until smooth. Place yolk filling in a pastry bag or sandwich bag with a corner snipped off, then fill egg whites, creating small mounds. Chill until serving. Garnish with tarragon sprigs, if desired. Makes 12 stuffed eggs.

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Stay connected with specials across the Brazos Valley

FOOD

Chicken Oil Co. 3600 College Ave. Bryan Monday, All Day Half priced burgers

Denny’s 607 Texas Ave. S. College Station Tuesday & Saturday, 2 - 10 pm Kids 10 & under from kids menu with purchase of adult entrée

Mad Hatters 317 University Dr. College Station Wednesday, All Day $2 Bloody Marys

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Los Molcajetes Mexican Food 725 E. Villa Maria Rd., Ste. 100 Bryan Wednesday, All Day $1 off any specialty dish

Cotton Patch Cafe Both Bryan/College Station locations Saturday, All Day 6 oz. sirloin and shrimp for $12.99

KIDS EAT FREE Lakeside Icehouse & Grill 8200 Sandy Point Rd. Bryan Weekends, All Day Kids 12 & under from kids menu with purchase of adult entrée

The Ptarmigan Club 2005 S. College Ave. Bryan Everyday, 2 - 9 pm Happy hour

Casa Rodriguez 300 N. Bryan Ave. Bryan Tuesday, 5 - 9 pm Kids eat free from kids menu with purchase of adult meal

DRINKS The Village Cafe 210 W. 26th St. Bryan Sunday, 8 am - 6 pm Bottomless mimosas for $12

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COUPONS

thereapeutic

$5 OFF first Yoga Class or $10 OFF first energy Cannot be used with other offers. Only valid on 60 minute treatments. Expires 05.19.11

1602 Rock Prairie, Ste 1000 • College Station, Texas 979.402.3595 • www.BrazosHealingCenter.com

Buy 1 massage, get 1 half off non-members only at walk-in rate, exp. 5/31/11

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FREE meal assembly expires 5/19/2011

Mom’s Meals

www.MomsMealsForAMonth.com 979.739.2660

Home cooked meals without the hassle!

Turek’s Computer DR Need to get rid of a virus or just need a spring clean up?

Spring Clean Up $90.00

Book 2 nights Get 3rd FREE

Reg. $140.00. Expires May 19, 2011

turekscomputerdr.com

expires 5/31/2011

1702-A S. Texas Ave. in Bryan | 979.822.7305

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