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LENA KATINA

Celebrating the Season!

Great Gift Ideas

What She Knows for Sure is She’s

Happy!

Celebrity chef

JOSEPH JOHNSON

is Ambitious but Grounded, Focused, and Determined

ENTERTAINMENT Tips from Celebrity Event Planner

COLIN COWIE! COVER PHOTOGRAPHY OF LENA KATINA BY ALEX NAZAROV


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[ ] FASHION EDITORIAL 64 | HEALTHY CHOICES

FOOD & BEVERAGE

IN FLUENCE 12 | There is Beauty in Their Strength GREAT GIFT IDEAS

22 | Great Festive Season Gifts That Give Back 40 | Suitsupply Gift Ideas 62 | Fun, Stylish Gift Ideas

for Teens This Festive Season 110 | Thoughtful Festive Season Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers 150 | Great Festive Season Gift Ideas for Foodies 158 | Fun Festive Season Tech Gift Ideas for Kids

BUSINESS & FINANCE

30 | Gig Worker Gains: Are You Grabbing the Best Possible Tax Relief?

INFLUENTIAL MODEL SPOTLIGHT

52 | Starring Katherine Bloom

as Photographed by Isabelle Ruen

FASHION & STYLE

58 | Head-to-Toe Fall Fashion

Tips for Men and Women 60 | Tips for Taking Care of Your Winter Wardrobe

HEALTH & WELLNESS

80 | Does Where You Live Determine

How Long You Live? 82 | Don’t Let the Flu Bug You This Year 84 | Managing High Blood Pressure During the Festive Season

CELEBRATING THE SEASON

94 | Entertainment: Be a Guest at Your Own Party 98 | Appetizers for Easy Entertaining 100 | Cook Like a Top Chef This Festive Season 102| Happier, Healthier Festive Season 104 | Perfect Wine Pairings for Festive Season Parties 106 | Quick Tips to Prepare Your Home for Festive Season Guests

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122 | SEAMINX Represents! 124 | Presenting Amber McKee 126 | Presenting Joshua Pestka 128 | Presenting Richard Krall 130 | Presenting Shayna Fontana

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142 | Make it with Maple 146 | Better Than Takeout Asian dishes at home 148 | Sweet Seasonal Treats for Fall TECHNOLOGY

154 | Tricked Out with Tech 156 | DIY Home Security Systems: The Smart, Affordable Way to Secure Your Home

TRAVEL

162 | 8 Reasons Families Flock to Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort Phoenix

FEATURE 26 | DIGITALLY TRANSFORMING YOUR BUSINESS 48 | A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH JAZZ MUSICIAN ALEJANDRO AVILES 76 | 50+: CAN THESE BE THE BEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE? 86 | THE SIMPLE PLAN THAT CAN KEEP YOUR CHOLESTEROL IN CHECK

EXCLUSIVE 34 | ADAM AMBRUSO THE ACTOR AND PRODUCER IS COMMITTED TO DOING GREAT WORK 42 | ACTRESS AND MODEL NIKKI LEIGH SHE’S SMART, TALENTED, PHILANTHROPIC, AND BEAUTIFUL! 112 | A REVEALING CONVERSATION WITH RUSSIAN POP STAR LENA KATINA WHAT SHE KNOWS FOR SURE IS SHE’S HAPPY! 134 | CELEBRITY CHEF JOSEPH JOHNSON IS AMBITIOUS BUT GROUNDED, FOCUSED, AND DETERMINED

IN SOCIETY 167 | Event Guide December 168 | Fashion Designer Linda Asaf

Presents RHYTHM Her Biggest and Most Innovative Fashion Show 170 | Anita Hill, Sheryl Sandberg, and Viola Davis Headline 2017 Texas Conference for Women


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SALUD 180 | ACNÉ EN ADULTOS 184 | RESPIRA CON CONCIENCIA 186 | 5 PASOS PARA CONTROLAR LA DIABETES 190 | NO AL ACOSO 192 | ASUMIR LA RESPONSABILIDAD 196 | DISFRUTA EL FIN DE AÑO SIN REMORDIMIENTOS 200 | TOP 10 ALIMENTOS ANTIESTRES 202 | PIENSA EN TU CUERPO MODA LATINA 204 | BOG FASHION LAB EL CAMERINO DE LA MODA 208 | BCAPITAL BELLEZA 214 | MÍRAME 220 | SELECCIONES DEL EDITOR INFLUYENTES 222 | BELÉN LEDO UNA DAMA HECHA SENTIMIENTO 228 | VIVIR A PLENITUD CON MANUEL SAINZ MODA 100% CHIC 234 | UNA NOVIA ENVUELTA EN ARABESCOS GREAT GIFT IDEAS 354 | HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON GIFT-GIVING 358 | COFFEE TABLE BOOKS FOR FESTIVE SEASON GIFT-GIVING 390 | PUT GIVING TWISTS ON FESTIVE SEASON TRADITIONS 410 | CHILDREN’S GIFTS THAT COMBINE FUN AND LEARNING 422 | GIFT AND STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS FOR THOSE WITH ACTIVE HOBBIES FEATURE 356 | CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF GIVING 5 WAYS TO HELP THOSE IN NEED DURING THE FESTIVE SEASON 398 | CUT THE BULL - STRATEGIES TO HELP KIDS WITH DISABILITIES STAND UP TO BULLIES 412 | SEASON PREVIEW: WILL THEPHOENIXSUNSWOWTHEWEST? BEAUTY 360 | 5 TIPS FOR HEALTHY-LOOKING SKIN ALL WINTER LONG 362 | MAKE UP WITH MAKEUP ENTERTAINMENT 364 | TIPS TO THROW THE BEST MOVIE NIGHT EVER

MODA 244 | LUJO MASCULINO 250 | BEFF 252 | ESTILO URBANO FASHION EDITORIAL 254 | EL PODER DE LA TENTACIÓN 306 | MB2 334 | SELECCIONES EDITOR DE MODA TURISMO 262 | MÉXICO D. F. CIUDAD DE CONTRASTES Y SORPRESAS ARTE 266 | VANITIRA, EL ARTE HECHO SENTIMIENTO

366 | EXCELLENT ENTERTAINING ELEGANT IDEAS FOR A MEAL WORTH CELEBRATING FASHION & STYLE 372 | GREAT WAYS TO LET YOUR STYLE SHINE FASHION EDITORIAL 374 | CELEBRATIONS THE SEASON OF GIVING FOOD & BEVERAGE 382 | CROWD-PLEASING FESTIVE SEASON POTLUCK IDEAS 384 | DELIVER FESTIVE SEASON FLAVOR WITH PECANS 388 | FESTIVE SEASON BAKING FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

GOURMET 272 | EL SABOR DE ZUCCA ESPECIAL DE NAVIDAD 278 | UN MOMENTO ESPECIAL 279 | OBSEQUIOS DE CORAZÓN 282 | ADIÓS AL AÑO VIEJO 284 | MARCA LA PAUTA 286 | BON APPÉTIT 288 | ILUSIONES DE AZÚCAR 290 | DISTINCTIVE FLAIR 296 | NY LATINO 302 | UN BRINDIS POR EL ÉXITO Y LA FELICIDAD LENTE GLAM 314 | LA CAPTURA DEL ESPÍRITU 322 | SUPER TOP HEXPERIENCE 330 | NO TE QUEDES POR FUERA TECNOLOGÍA 336 | APPS POR LA VIDA 338 | TECNOPICKS DEPORTES 340 | GEN HUÉRFANO 344 | SPORT PICKS AUTOAYUDA 346 | CIERRA EL AÑO CON GRATITUD

HEALTH & WELLNESS 392 | HOW ART AND POETRY CAN HELP PEOPLE DEAL WITH CHALLENGING TIMES POET’S CORNER 394 | WHEN BARRIERS FALL LIFESTYLE 400 | GET IN THE KNOW ABOUT THIS HIDDEN, DANGEROUS FORM OF BULLYING 402 | MAKE MEALTIME MEANINGFUL FOR FAMILIES AND FURRY FRIENDS 404 | TIPS TO HELP YOUR PET HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY FESTIVE SEASON 406 | TIPS TO MAKE SURE YOUR FIRE EXTINGUISHER IS AT THE READY 408 | TIPS TO SAFELY ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS IN COOLER MONTHS TECHNOLOGY 416 | 5 STUDENT-FRIENDLY APPS THAT BEAT ANY COLLEGE CARE PACKAGE 418 | HOW TO GET MORE OUT OF YOUR SMARTPHONE 429 |HOW TO SAVE ON MOBILE DEVICES THIS FESTIVE SEASON


EDITORIAL CREDITS

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CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF / CHIEF CREATIVE DIRECTOR / CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER William Jackson, Round Rock, Texas EDITORIAL TEAM InFluential Magazine Chief Business Officer William Jackson Editor-in-Chief William Jackson Chief Creative Director William Jackson Assistant Creative Director Leonardo D’Almagro Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Jr. Beauty Editor Veronica Hageman Health & Wellness Editor Ingrid Garner Technology Editor James Nelson West Coast Affiliate Gloria Thornton Business and Fashion Consultant Leonardo D’Almagro Spanish InFluential Editor Leonardo D’Almagro Jr. Editor David Venegas Jr. Beauty Editor Esteban Casas Jr. Fashion Editor Fabbiola Palumbo Sports Editor Marcelo Galvez Leiva Teen InFluential Editor Nicole Glenn Jr. Editor Mia Dedear Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Jr. Beauty Editor Veronica Hageman

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WRITING TEAM Contributing Writers InFluential Magazine Colin Cowie, Merilee Kern Spanish InFluential Marisol Alcalá Pantoja, Rafael Alcalde, Dulcequibrio, Carla González Islas, L.N David Eduardo Girón Gutiérrez, Argenis Gudiño, Harry Levy, Giuseppe Paladino B., Fabbiola Palumbo, Julio Romano, Nixon Ruiz, David Venegas Teen InFluential Mason Kern, Mireya Luna Guest Contributing Writers InFluential Magazine Leonardo D’Almagro, William Jackson Spanish InFluential L.N Francisco Rodolfo Hernández Estrada, Dra. Adriana Guevara Domínguez, Dr. Armando Lagos, Alfonso León, Carmen Morales R., Dra. Herminia Morales Hernández, Ernesto Picazo García, Randall Sevilla Teen InFluential Mia Dedear, Nicole Glenn ART & PRODUCTION Chief Creative Director William Jackson Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Jr. Beauty Editor Veronica Hageman Fashion Consultant Leonardo D’Almagro Creative Services What Taller Gráfico, Argenis Gudino, Jose Luis Venegas Quintero Web Design The MOD Studio Contributing Photographers Jorge Amado, Elys Berroterán, Katty Cantalamessa, Ana Paula Dan, Gredis Franco Durán, ENZO Photo/Shandrew PR, Albert Evangelista, Sebastián Franco, Getty Images, Nik Chigirev, www.inexmoda.org.co, Flor Jacobs,

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HEARTFELT WORDS TO OUR READERS

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A funny thing happened on the way to this InFluential Magazine. As is traditional for our November / December issue, it is thematic, and this centers on the notion of Celebrating the Season.

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ne of the most enjoyable aspects of putting together this issue was looking at many things that give cause for celebration and how they enrich our lives. Celebrations have always had their place in some form or other, whether it is hundreds celebrating the marriage of beloved family members, parents celebrating the birth of a baby, or we at InFluential Magazine celebrating the release of our premiere issue six years ago. And, of course we celebrate each of you, our readers, for your unyielding support over the course of the six wonderful years! We’re pleased to feature in this issue expert advice on how to entertain, the right way, from Celebrity Event Planner Mr. Colin Cowie. Colin has created some of the most talked about events, including the multi-million dollar opening of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Palm Island Dubai and Atlantis as well as Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball. In addition to Oprah, his celebrity clients include Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Jimmy Iovine, Kim Kardashian, Lil Wayne, Nicole Kidman and Demi Moore to name a few. Colin’s corporate clients include Audemars Piguet, Dom Perignon, Davidoff of Geneva, Warner Bros, CBS, Cash Money Records, The Whitney Museum, Architectural Digest, Kerzner International’s One and Only Hotels, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and InStyle Magazine. Colin is definitely an authority on living with style and we’re super stoked to have his impart words of wisdom in our November / December issue. If you need suggestions on Great Gift Ideas for the festive season and beyond, we’ve got you covered. And, talk about delicious and easy-to-prepare food and beverage ideas to help make entertaining easy, we can’t wait for you to enjoy all the awesome recommendations we bring to you in this issue. With many thrilling projects planned, more insightful features, and a variety of creative content in the works, we’d like to inform you InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential will have much more to offer. When it’s all said and done, we do what we do for you, our readers. We encourage you to continue to share our work with others and continue to spread good words. Work hard, dress impeccably, and live well. From the InFluential family to yours, we wish you the very best.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF MAX PHOTOGRAPHY.

Fondly,

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Colin Cowie

| Of Colin Cowie Enterprises Colin Cowie has led an extraordinary life. He arrived in the U.S. from South Africa with $400 in his pocket, a good suit and a tan. But it was his smarts, personality and stylish sensibility that led him into the fast-track, glamorous world of planning over-the-top parties for the who’s who of royalty, celebrity and business. Respected around the world as an arbiter of style, Colin Cowie has been at the forefront of event and wedding planning for the past 25 years, creating trends and raising the bar for the ultimate guest experience. Colin has created some of the most talked about events, including the multimillion dollar opening of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Palm Island Dubai and Atlantis as well as Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball. In addition to Oprah, his celebrity clients include Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Jimmy Iovine, Kim Kardashian, Lil Wayne, Nicole Kidman and Demi Moore to name

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a few. Colin’s corporate clients include Audemars Piguet, Dom Perignon, Davidoff of Geneva, Warner Bros, CBS, Cash Money Records, The Whitney Museum, Architectural Digest, Kerzner International’s One and Only Hotels, Cosmopolitan Magazine and InStyle Magazine. Colin is an authority on living with style; an author of ten best-selling books that are sold around the world and a celebrated television personality who spent seven years on the HSN Network. More recently, Colin announced the Colin Cowie wedding and jewelry collection for Blue Nile. Beyond entertaining, Colin’s work extends into the hospitality arena where he oversaw the renovation of the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong with 600 guest rooms, three restaurants, the ballroom, spa and all common areas. Residential projects include private homes in Los Angeles, Miami and New York. From 1997 – 2001 Colin was a national spokesperson and designer for Lenox with his signature line of china, crystal and silverware sold in more than 500 retail stores. Colin also served as creative director for NetJets from 2007 through 2009, focusing on creating the greatest customer service experience in private aviation.

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Colin sits at the helm of his digital venture that is revolutionizing the online wedding planning industry. Wilkieblog.com, launched in April 2017, is quickly becoming the most compelling place online to reach the millennial bride. Engaging the engaged with a dynamic fresh look, exclusive original content and a proprietary social network, the venture combines the expertise of Cowie, one of the world’s foremost authorities in wedding planning and lifestyle to assist the modern, digital couple in planning the most stylish day of their lives. Colin Cowie and his work have been prominently featured in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, People, Elle Decor, InStyle, Town & Country, House Beautiful, InFluential Magazine, etc. and on television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Ellen DeGeneres, The Today Show, and Access Hollywood. Colin sits on the board of several philanthropic organizations focusing on arts, education, healthcare and mentorship programs in South Africa and is devoted to supporting young people create a better future for themselves. His charities include: Lalela, Ubuntu, The Phelophepa Train of Hope, Infinite Family and The Turning Point Foundation.

Merilee Kern

Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List” As the Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List”, Merilee Kern is an internationally-regarded consumer product trends expert and hospitality industry voice of authority-a travel, dining, leisure and lifestyle expert who spotlights noteworthy marketplace innovations, change makers, movers and shakers. She reports on exemplary travel destinations and experiences, extraordinary events and newsworthy products and services across all categories. Reach her online at www.TheLuxeList.com, on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/ LuxeListEditor, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ TheLuxeList and on Instagram at www.Instagram. com/LuxeListReviews.


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There is BEAUTY IN THEIR STRENGTH BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH (OCTOBER), IS AN ANNUAL CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF THE DISEASE. THE NUMBER OF PINK RIBBONS ATTESTS TO THE NUMBER OF SURVIVORS, WOMEN CURRENTLY BATTLING CANCER AND THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THE FIGHT.

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hile most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Whether you are facing a personal diagnosis or that of a friend or loved one, BCA is more than an October discussion for a few weeks only to be ignored the remaining 11 months of each year. Breast cancer can strike any woman, at any time and the color pink has become a powerful heroine symbol of strength. “It’s estimated that among U.S. women there will be 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer”, according to Susan G. Komen.

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GREAT FESTIVE SEASON GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK THE FESTIVE SEASON IS ALL ABOUT GIVING. THIS YEAR, CONSIDER COMBINING THOUGHTFUL GIFTS FOR LOVED ONES WITH CHARITABLE EFFORTS THAT BENEFIT THE LARGER COMMUNITY. THERE ARE MANY GREAT WAYS TO DO SO. HERE ARE A FEW.

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Give Books and Donate

Give Clean Water

Shopping for a bibliophile? Along with the gift of a book, consider honoring your gift recipient while promoting literacy and a love of reading in the wider community. Libraries often have programs that offer gift givers an opportunity to donate a book in someone’s name. Or, you may consider donating books or a magazine subscription to a homeless shelter or school.

Unfortunately, these days, safe tap water is not always a given, no matter where one lives. With the incidence of natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes on the rise that may displace families and create uncertainty about water quality, consider gifting something essential - safe hydration on-the-go.

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Refillable water bottles that feature built-in filters can give recipients access to safe drinking water from virtually anywhere. Those from LifeStraw remove 99.999999 percent of waterborne bacteria (including E. coli and salmonella) and 99.999 percent of waterborne protozoa (including Giardia and Cryptosporidium), while reducing chlorine, organic chemical matter, bad taste, and odor. For kids, LifeStraw Play is a good choice and will offer parents greater peace of mind. It’s the first water bottle with a two-stage filter designed for children. The 10 oz. bottle is dishwasher safe, and its sturdy leak-proof design makes safer drinking convenient at home, school, on camping trips or during


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emergencies. For adults, consider LifeStraw Go with two-stage filtration that ensures safe hydration during travel, at home, in the office, at the gym, and outdoors. For those thinking charitably this season, consider that for every LifeStraw product purchased, one child in a developing community is provided with clean drinking water for an entire school year through the company’s Follow the Liters program. As of now, Follow the Liters has provided safe drinking water to 633,000 students at 1,000 schools, and plans to reach one million students by early 2018. LifeStraw products are available for

PHOTO LIFESTRAW THE FOLLOW THE LITERS PROGRAM BRINGS NEEDED CLEAN DRINKING WATER TO STUDENTS GLOBALLY.

purchase at specialty retailers and online at www.lifestraw.com.

the same time, you’ll be supporting your local community.

Give a Local Experience

This festive season, you can spread cheer to loved ones and beyond with thoughtful gifts that make the world a better place. (StatePoint) l

When shopping for a loved one or friend who seems to have everything, planning an experience may have a greater, longer-lasting impact than a gift card, video game, or flowers. Consider giving tickets to an art gallery, a play at a nearby theater, or a local museum. Many of these venues are non-profit and donate revenues from ticket sales to charitable foundations. At

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ONE OF THE CHALLENGES FACING SMALL BUSINESSES TODAY IS TRYING TO DELIVER THE SAME CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AS LARGER COMPETITORS.

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s technology advances and takes on an evergrowing role, small businesses can tap new innovations to better communicate with customers, save money and simplify operations. As small business owners look to transform digitally, they face a number of options, from upgrading their technology to optimize shipping operations and decrease costs to adopting digital marketing tactics to better understand and target their customers. While it can be difficult for a small business that is well-established using analog processes to switch to digital, the key is to start with the final objective in mind; in other words, begin by defining your end goal. Once you’ve determined the desired outcome of digitizing your business, these tips can help you establish a strategy that can benefit both your business performance and customer experience.

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ELEMENTS OF A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION Before diving head-first into a digital transformation, consider what aspects are most important to your business. AUTOMATION When developing or implementing new technology or digital assets, automation is a key component most businesses are striving toward. It can save your business money while also reducing monotonous tasks and allowing your employees to focus on the more skill-reliant aspects of their jobs. EFFICIENCY Technology as a whole can make your business more efficient, from increasing employee productivity to allowing greater flexibility in an often-changing market. INTERACTION Embracing technology and digital communication can allow for greater reach and ease of communication. From the use of social media platforms to email blasts and online advertisements, technology can expand how and when your business communicates with potential consumers. l

Reach customers through digital marketing An important step in digital transformation is revisiting how you attract and interact with current and prospective customers, who are increasingly turning to a combination of physical and digital channels to engage with brands and businesses. If you think of digital marketing and email or online ads, you’re on the right track, but effective marketing requires more than simply hitting send on an email or counting clicks on an ad. Email marketing should be

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focused on providing helpful, relevant content to your target audience based on its preferences. Recipients can come to appreciate your insights on industry news and helpful information, so your sales pitches are likely to be more warmly received. Beyond the content, an effective strategy establishes connective links between all your marketing touchpoints, from email to blog and even to your traditional tactics, such as direct mail and more, all with the goal of boosting credibility and visibility via search engine optimization and foot traffic. Optimize operations through the cloud As technology evolves, more tasks can be handled online and more traditional analog devices are connected to the internet and the cloud. Adopting the use of these digitally connected devices can not only make fulfilling tasks easier and more efficient, but also track patterns and collect data that brings new value to small business owners. For example, with a surge in parcel volumes year over year (thanks, in part, to a sustained e-commerce growth), according to the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index, consider a cloud-enabled shipping solution, such as the SendPro C-Series, to simplify sending operations. This digital multi-carrier platform leverages the latest cloud technology to enable offices of all sizes to easily select the ideal sending option for every parcel or letter, while also providing full tracking information and delivering savings. “The SendPro C-Series is designed to take the guesswork out of shipping and mailing,” said Jason Dies, executive vice president and president, Pitney Bowes SMB Solutions. “These digitally connected sending devices allow users to better manage their sending operations on one platform, providing the confidence that they selected the right carrier and class of service for each expedited envelope and package, track all shipments from one dashboard and provide consolidated visibility and control of postal and carrier expenses. Plus, the open platform allows developers to create new applications specific for the needs of small business owners.”


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Make decisions based on analytics Beyond providing efficiency and simplicity, connected and cloud-enabled devices can generate and track valuable data, which can, in turn, be analyzed and used to make important business decisions. In a business environment dominated by ever-changing consumer preferences, data-driven insights are key to serving the needs and securing the business of today’s hyperconnected consumers. By utilizing data and analytics, your business can be better equipped to deliver superior customer experiences, support product and service innovation, and optimize business processes.

Use mobile to communicate with customers Even the smallest of businesses can take steps toward better mobile communication, such as ensuring their websites are mobile-friendly and responsive to different device types. This is especially important as mobile usage continues to climb in the United States, and consumers increasingly rely on mobile devices for information to guide purchase decisions. Your business can also capitalize on location intelligence capabilities to deliver timely coupons and promotions to customers in the immediate vicinity. Find more tips for transforming your business for the digital age at pitneybowes.com/us/digital. l

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growing collection of digital applications and offerings, such as these members of the Pitney Bowes Small Business Partner Program community, can enhance and streamline business operations. Google G Suite is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps teams communicate, collaborate and get

things done from anywhere, and on any device. Yext puts businesses on the map by letting companies manage their digital knowledge in the cloud and sync it to over 100 maps, apps, search engines, GPS systems and social networks, as well as facilitating face-to-face and digital interactions that boost brand awareness, drive foot traffic and increase sales.

Promote by Acquisio is an advertising solution that helps businesses get new customers with zero expertise needed by creating tailored ads, providing optimization, on-the-go text notifications for incoming leads and tracking of all recorded incoming calls from ads. Nimble is a simple social sales and marketing CRM that helps companies nurture relationships across email and social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. DocuSign lets people sign, send and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device, replacing traditional methods that require printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents. (Family Features) l

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GIG WORKER GAINS: ARE YOU GRABBING THE BEST POSSIBLE TAX RELIEF? IF YOU EARN ALL OR PART OF YOUR INCOME THESE DAYS FROM FREELANCE OR CONTRACT WORK, YOU’RE FAR FROM ALONE.

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CNN report this year estimates some 34 percent of the U.S. workforce is now part of the so-called gig economy, a segment expected to reach 43 percent — representing some 7.7 million workers — by 2020.


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The gig workforce includes people paid per task through companies such as Uber and Lyft and those paid per project in more traditional roles such as writer, tutor, entertainer, carpenter or electrician. Some freelance by preference, enjoying the sense of freedom that comes with being their own bosses. Others become gig workers because they can’t find other work. And a certain portion holds down a part-time gig in addition to a steadier job so they can gain extra income or experience. Because the surge in gig work is relatively new, however, many remain unsure how to maximize the multiple tax breaks available to freelancers. If you’re among them, user-friendly, online tax preparation software available through TaxAct can tell you everything you need to know about maximizing your gig income when tax time rolls around — regardless of your freelance profession. For example, did you know the following expenses are tax deductible?

Home office and utility costs: Even if you only use a corner of your dining room as your work space, you can count that area as a deduction. Opting for the Simplified Home Office Deduction (instead of the regular deduction) lets you deduct $5 per square foot, with a 300-foot cap, of any portion of your

home used exclusively for business. Conversely, the regular-deduction method allows a more specific professional-space deduction while also allowing you to write off the portion of your electricity, gas, cable and cell phone bills pertaining to your business. Further, under either method, a portion of your mortgage interest and real estate taxes could also be deductible under Schedule A guidelines.

Website expenses: Many savvy freelancers invest in their own websites to further their self-employment. Related fees are all deductible, including anything spent over the last year on domain rights, design, building and maintenance.

Equipment and supply costs: Save your receipts! If you’ve never taken time to identify and list the costs of doing business, you may be surprised how quickly they can add up in the form of a tax benefit. You can deduct all expenses related to purchasing computers, software (including standard programs such as Microsoft Office), printers, cameras and supplies, pens and paper as well as any other equipment needed to complete your work effectively.

Professional development fees: Conferences, seminars and other educational opportunities that relate to your freelance career are all deductible. The same goes for travel and accommodations for business-related events and half the cost of your business-related meals. Are you networking through your local trade group or business association? Good news: Dues and membership fees associated with professional organizations also qualify as deductions.

Unpaid invoices: One of the biggest thorns in freelancers’ sides can be unreasonable employers and/ or disorganized accounts payable departments that don’t pay up in a timely manner. Unpaid invoices can be hugely problematic when you’re trying to stay on top of your expenses. Fortunately the IRS has sympathy for such woes. If you previously recorded the invoice as income, you can likely deduct the amount you weren’t paid as a bad debt. Have more specific questions about your tax benefits as a freelancer? TaxAct has the answers. Let us demystify the complexity of your taxes so you can focus on maximizing your freelance income. (BPT) l

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ADAM AMBRUSO IS AN ACTOR AND PRODUCER WHO HAS SEVERAL PROJECTS SET FOR RELEASE IN LATE 2017. ON OCTOBER 6, EPIC PICTURES RELEASED THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING DRAMA, TRAFFICKED, WHICH EXPLORES THE CRISIS OF GLOBAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND FOLLOWS THREE YOUNG WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD. ADAM SHARES DUEL DUTIES ON THIS FILM, AS BOTH AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND PLAYING THE ROLE OF A TEXAS RANGER. TRAFFICKED STARS ASHLEY JUDD, SEAN PATRICK FLANERY, ELISABETH RÖHM, AND ANN ARCHER.

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lso in October, Adam took on a starring role in Sony Pictures’ Butterfly Caught, which made its debut at the San Diego International Film Festival held in October. He plays the role of ‘Randy’ in a film about three beautiful aspiring actresses who embark on a mission to break into the competitive Los Angeles acting scene, only to discover the road leading to stardom comes at a price. Adam wrapped filming recently for The Great Race, also starring Treat Williams, Henry Thomas, and Bruce Davison.

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AMBRUSO THE ACTOR AND PRODUCER IS COMMITTED TO DOING GREAT WORK

kINTERVIEW WRITTEN AND CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM JACKSON, CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER OF INFLUENTIAL MAGAZINE, SPANISH INFLUENTIAL, AND TEEN INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ENZO PHOTO / SHANDREW PR. He plays ‘Adam’ in a film about the1925 historic Great Race of Mercy, a group of brave mushers who traveled 700 miles to save the small children of Nome, Alaska from a deadly diphtheria epidemic. Adam also appears in the Lifetime Channel movie Who Took My Daughter. His previous credits include the drama Running Wild starring Sharon Stone, Tommy Flamagan, and Jason Lewis, and the SyFy original horror-sci-fi film Atomic Shark starring Jeff Fahey and David Faustino. Adam isn’t one to sit around and wait for projects to come to him. Besides Executive Producing Trafficked, NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

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Adam is currently focused on writing a super hero action film set within the DC Comics universe. I had the privilege to chat with this gentleman from Texas and am thrilled to bring exclusively to you high points of our conversation. The man, Adam Ambruso, what is most noteworthy about you? I’m an actor and producer committed to doing great work. What’s most noteworthy about me are my roles as an actor and producer on the soon to be released film titled Trafficked which stars Ashley Judd, Sean Patrick Flanery, Elizabeth Röhm, and Ann Archer. Enlighten us about growing up in Houston, Texas. I’m very proud of my Texas roots and especially growing up in Houston. Although it was rough growing up without the influence of a father and being reared by a young overwhelmed single mother, Houston was an amazing place to grow up with its lush landscape, rich traditions, and southern hospitality. What did you study at the University of Texas at Austin, and why? I majored in accounting and business and minored in drama and Spanish. I went for a business degree because I always knew I’d be a business myself as an artist and would own other businesses as well. I chose accounting because it was the most comprehensive business degree they offered and was the number one program in the nation when I graduated. I studied drama knowing it was my true passion and to what I planned on dedicating my life. I love languages and plan on knowing several by the time I leave this planet. Spanish made the most sense, since it’s the second most used language in the world. Can you believe the amount of growth Austin has encountered over the past decade? It’s amazing but not surprising to me that Austin has grown as much as it has over the past decade. UT was a top ten party, academic, and athletic university. It had the best of all worlds. When I was in college my friends and I all knew we were some place very special and possibly the best place in the world in which to

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live. It always struck me as kind of crazy the rest of the country wasn’t aware of it yet. I guess the secret is out. Do you get back to visit often? I get back rarely to visit because I work so much, and my family moved Arizona, so that is my new adopted home where I spend most of my holidays. However, I plan on changing that. All work and no play is bad for my work and creativity and is just plain no fun. Tell us about what attracted you to your latest film Trafficked? That’s an interesting question. I’ve been asked that many times because of the subject matter. Honestly, when looking for projects my main objective is to find a great story but I also have a strong desire to leave a positive imprint on the world and send impactful messages through my work. I do believe the script finds you. That was definitely the case with Trafficked. My producing partner and mentor Will Wallace dropped it on my desk and asked me to give it a look and see if it moved me. Well, it definitely did that, and more. I was saddened and enraged that such a terrible and disgusting human rights violation could be happening right underneath our noses. I felt I didn’t really have a choice whether to make the film or not. This film had to be made, and I was going to see to it that it was. You share dual duties on the film, as both an executive producer and playing the role of a Texas Ranger. Was this challenging? In the case of this film, producing and acting simultaneously was not an issue. By the time I was filming, the lion’s share of my producing duties had been fulfilled. What is the role of an executive producer? The different types of producer titles are a little misleading and can be downright confusing. What they’re supposed be and what they end up being are all too often quite different. In this case, I enlisted the help of Truth Entertainment, which produced The Dallas Buyers Club, who happened to be friends of mine. I also helped with organizing the team and with the Screen Actors Guild. I secured the majority of the locations


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for the film as well as helped with much smaller tasks necessary throughout the making of the film. When you accepted the acting role as a Texas Ranger, did you consider the role too complicated? We tossed around my playing several different roles in the film. The role of the Texas Ranger was a controversial one, which appealed to my rebellious and contrarian side. I understood right away who he was and what motivated him. He was a tad complicated but I got him right away, which made his complexity a lot simpler to embody. What did you see as your greatest challenge in bringing this character to life? My goal was to simply play my role as a Texas Ranger and embody the evil rather than show it. He just is who he is. Showing that dark strength without being overt was the greatest challenge of playing this character. What movies really get it right about the serious issue of human trafficking? I’m not sure I can really answer this question because at this moment, I haven’t really watched many other movies dealing with this subject matter, aside from Taken, which was more about kicking butt rather than human trafficking. You’ve been focused recently on writing. Tell us about this experience. I’ve written two other treatments in the past for films I still plan on making. The script I’m writing currently is a story that has been on my mind for the last five years. It’ll require a big budget to make, but I felt it was finally time to put pen to paper and finish it. It’s a story I could no longer wait to write. I’ve a strong desire to play the lead character. This turn in your career – were you seeking a transition? About five years ago, I was very unhappy with where I was in my life, and where I was as an artist and actor was a major area of discontent. It was no longer okay that I wasn’t doing the kind of work and acting in roles I desired. I decided to take matters into my own hands and started creating my own projects. It’s shocking

how fast the universe will supply you what you need once you make a decision and draw a line in the sand. Things changed almost immediately. What is it about the Los Angeles, California area do you enjoy? I have grown to love Los Angeles for many reasons. First, it’s a city where dreams can actually come true and do every day. It’s exciting to be among a group of people who have not forgotten how to dream and experience what that energy feels like. I also love the fact it’s a global city and a true melting pot of all of the various cultures and belief systems. It’s exciting to be in a city with this much development, as well as growing and changing so rapidly every day. I truly believe it’s one of the greatest cities on earth. What about restaurants? Any establishments you frequent? The restaurants here are some of the best in the world and tend to be on the healthier side, which is perfect for what I like. There’s tremendous diversity. You can find anything you want. The sushi and Thai food here are unsurpassed, and the vegetarian options are incredible and delicious. I frequent Sugarfish for sushi and Gratitude Café for vegan food. What and / or who proves to be your greatest source of inspiration, and why? My greatest sources of inspiration are those who do not fear to jump into the arena and risk life and limb to fight for what they believe in, and play the game of life with every ounce of energy in their soul. Examples of these are Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Daniel Day Lewis, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi, and most importantly Jesus, but there are so many more. I’m inspired to leave an indelible mark on this world that somehow changes it for the better, but I’m most inspired by how this world can change me and draw out my greatest potential. To get the latest on Adam’s projects, you can follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You can find a full list of his credits on IMDB. l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

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NIKKI LEIGH

SHE’S SMART, TALENTED, PHILANTHROPIC, AND BEAUTIFUL! NIKKI LEIGH WAS BORN IN CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA. SHE SPENT MOST OF HER CHILDHOOD DAYS IN CALIFORNIAN DREAMING OF BECOMING A MODEL. NIKKI WENT ON TO ATTEND THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY OF FULLERTON. SHE GRADUATED WITH A B.A. IN SOCIOLOGY. SHE LOVES WORKING WITH CHILDREN TO INCREASE THEIR CONFIDENCE. SHE ALSO ENJOYS TRAVELING, SPORTS, AND ANIMALS.

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ikki started her career working as a host for the show, Sirius XM. In the show, Nikki interviewed various celebrity figures from around the world. Nikki soon began working for RadarOnline.Com where she went on to interview various sports personalities on the 2012 Espys red carpet. Nikki then went on to work for KDOC as a host. Nikki is also a brand Ambassador for various products. Nikki has also modeled for Bob Pressner’s King of Nothing music video in 2012.

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I had the opportunity to sit down recently with this very busy actress, who is also doing as well modeling, and chatted about equality in Hollywood, who inspires her, and what’s she’s learned about the whole Hollywood scene. I’m thrilled to share our conversation with you. Do you enjoy being interviewed? I do like being interviewed. I want people to get to know me. I’d rather we go hang out and do something fun and adventurous but an interview will do. *Wink* Behind every great woman is another great woman, do you agree? I do. My mother is well beyond great. She is my super woman! I’m so blessed to have such a strong and caring human being in my life. She has taught me so many things in lecture, in love, and by example. She has the kindest heart but a tiger-like spirit. Behind my mother was her mother who was my best friend and passed recently. So I’m blessed greatly and grateful for the generation of women who have been in my life. Many say, women may be perceived as having achieved equality to men – “but we’re still not there yet”. What’s your perspective? I say we stop measuring and start doing and believing. Nothing can get accomplished if we’re so concerned with holding that measuring stick. As long as we act it, we can achieve it. We’ve come so far as women and I’m so proud of that. I don’t want to look at what hasn’t been done; I want to be grateful for what has been done and just keep it up. Keep in mind we’re not done ladies but if we keep pausing to check our progress then we’ll trail behind. Keep up the support for other women and don’t worry about the man. Just keep being your greatest self and no one can stand in the way. What do you perceive is the value of education? Knowledge is power. The more we’re taught, the more we allow ourselves to grow, for the better. Education allows the individual to have a freedom like none other. Being well informed allows the individual to be

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I love psychology and sociology because I’m a curious person. I believe acting works alongside these studies. It’s a beautiful thing to live multiple lives and I believe acting allows me to do that. Each character I play has a different story and psychology. I respect the lives of the person’s story I get to tell through acting.


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in control of the life they live. To be completely reliant is a weakness and I can’t see anyone feeling satisfied if they aren’t in control of their own thoughts and dreams. I truly love education. I love learning and I feel the moment you stop learning you’re dead. What was the first professional job you auditioned for? Oh my goodness. I’m not sure. Is that bad? As an actress you just try to get as many auditions as you can so you can showcase yourself. And no matter what happens whether you get it or not, try not to take it personal. Who or what is the reason you’re an actress? I love psychology and sociology because I’m a curious person. I believe acting works alongside these studies. It’s a beautiful thing to live multiple lives and I believe acting allows me to do that. Each character I play has a different story and psychology. I respect the lives of the person’s story I get to tell through acting. Who is the gold standard for you as an actress, and why? Meryl Streep is the first to pop in my mind. She has been in some of my favorite movies with some of my favorite actresses. Death Becomes Her with Goldie Hawn is one of my favorites. I love that she can play any genre and to me she’s timeless. To be around for as long as Meryl has and to have played so many fun roles, represents a gold standard. Now, if you were allowing me to choose more I’d include Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon, and Sally Field. They’re all just so classy and timeless. Once you finish a movie, does the character leave you? So far in my career the character has left me pretty quickly. However, I did have a character that hung around little while longer than the others and that was Santa Fe in my new series A Girl is a Gun. She had more layers than other characters I have played and goes through a lot of intense emotions and extreme situations. Santa Fe has a special place in my heart. What has Hollywood taught you? That it starts with you. If you don’t believe in yourself, then no one will.

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I personally love getting older. I love life and the way you gain knowledge is through experiences. I’d love it if I could reach 37 and stay 37. When you are young, you’re uncertain about many things and you have more fear about the unknown.

We’ve all had moments where even the simple things bring us joy? What simple things bring you joy? Being with my angel / dog Kodi is probably the thing that brings me the most joy. Then there are things like, being outside in the sun, playing and watching sports, seeing people happy and in love, watching movies, going to concerts, singing out loud, dancing, and being with my family. Basically anything that puts me around positive energy and great spirits. Oh, and I love to drive, fast. Let’s talk about getting older. In an industry that idolizes youth, how do you feel about aging? I personally love getting older. I love life and the way you gain knowledge is through experiences. I’d love it if I could reach 37 and stay 37. When you are young, you’re uncertain about many things and you have more fear about the unknown. These feelings are not my favorites, so I believe it isn’t about the number. I think it’s about the way you feel and who you are as a person from your past experiences. I hope this industry will respect that someday. Do you do anything to keep yourself looking good? Of course I do. I try my best to start my day with a good work out. I’ve noticed if I start my day with a good sweat, then I’m going to have a terrific day. I also do my best to eat healthy. I love my vegetables. I love having a beauty routine each morning and night after I wash my face. If you take care of yourself physically and mentally, then you’re able to have a better and more positive look on life. How do you keep yourself healthy? Well, like I said, I love to work out and eat well. Also, I think reading and learning new things keeps your mind healthy. It’s important to keep stimulating yourself so your soul is healthy, not just your body. What’s your biggest dream? My biggest dream is to become an Academy Award winning actress with a beautiful family that is happy and healthy. I’ve always wanted to sing in a movie one day like Moulin Rouge or Chicago. Connect with Nikki on Instagram at www.instagram.com/missnikkileigh. l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

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A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH JAZZ MUSICIAN

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BASED IN THE BRONX, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, ALEJANDRO AVILÉS IS A PROFESSIONAL JAZZ MUSICIAN TAKING NEW YORK BY STORM. AS A FIRST-GENERATION CUBAN-AMERICAN, ALEJANDRO COMES FROM A LONG LINEAGE OF MUSICIANS IN HIS FAMILY. THE ORQUESTA HERMANOS AVILÉS WAS STARTED BY HIS GREAT-GRANDFATHER, MANUEL AVILÉS IN 1882 IN HOLGUIN, CUBA AND REMARKABLY IS STILL IN EXISTENCE TODAY. 48

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n addition to performing, Alejandro works as an adjunct professor at Hofstra University and Hunter College teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation while performing as a versatile musician in genres ranging from straight ahead jazz, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music, to Broadway. When not on tour, you can catch Alejandro performing in many of New York’s most renowned jazz clubs including: Smoke, Jazz Standard, Zinc Bar, Smalls, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz Gallery, Iridium, Fat Cat, Birdland, and Blue Note. Recently, Alejandro was honored with the endowment of the prestigious Fulbright Award which allows university professors to travel abroad and share their knowledge. Accordingly, Alejandro traveled to Brazil to teach saxophone, jazz history and jazz improvisation at the Universities of UFMG in Belo Horizonte and UNIRIO in Rio de Janeiro. Besides conducting masterclasses and lectures, Alejandro performed numerous concerts throughout Brasilia, São Paulo, Salvador, and Recife. In 2015, Alejandro had the rare opportunity to travel to Cuba and perform in the Havana Jazz Festival with the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra led by pianist Arturo O’Farrill. The orchestra recorded a ground breaking album that featured collaborations between contemporary composers and musicians from both Cuba and the United States. As someone who appreciates jazz, it was a delight getting to know Alejandro Avilés. I’m thrilled to share highlights of our conversation. What is life like as a musician in New York City? I feel very fortunate to do what I love on a daily basis in an intense city like New York. There’s never a dull moment with such a kaleidoscope of people, food, and music. I’ve grown tremendously performing in so many different ensembles that challenge the

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sonic boundaries of multiple genres. The amount of study and practice is constant as you are immersed in the music of Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, and Jazz. With whom do you perform? I perform every week at one of the premier jazz clubs of New York, Birdland with the Birdland Big Band. I also perform often with the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO) led by pianist Arturo O’ Farrill. I recorded with ALJO on the album Cuba, The Conversation Continues which was recorded in Cuba on the eve of President Obama’s presidential address announcing the opening of relations with Cuba. This is significant because there hadn’t been any musical cooperation between the United States and Cuba in over 50 years. The ground-breaking album won a Latin Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album as well as a Grammy for Best Composition for Large Ensemble. The highlight of 2017 has been performing with Ron Carter and his Great Big Band. To perform with a legend of his stature is an inspiration. His legacy and role in the Jazz tradition is extraordinary. Tell us about your upcoming projects? I have various projects circulating at the moment which keep me musically motivated. One of them is the South American Project (SAP) dedicated to performing exotic musical styles burrowed in Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, and Argentina. The project was developed after traveling throughout Central and South America as a Jazz Ambassador representing the United States. In my CD Cachumbambe I explore some of these musical styles and rhythms using original compositions and elaborate arrangements of traditional songs. For more information and upcoming performances, you can follow Alejandro at his website: AlejandroAvilesJazz.com. l

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IT’S A PLEASURE TO FEATURE IN OUR MAGAZINES, PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THEIR PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS. IN OUR NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ISSUE, WE FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHER ISABELLE RUEN AND HER WORK WITH MODEL KATHERINE BLOOM

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sabelle is an award winning fashion photographer whose work has been published both domestically and internationally. As a teenager, Isabelle was obsessed with fashion and fascinated with Vogue. Born and raised in the suburbs of Paris, she spent a summer working at Chanel, and a few years later and couple of Master’s degrees from the Sorbonne in hand, she moved to Los Angeles on whim. On whim also, she accepted when one of her friends asked her to take photographs of her, and still photography became her passion. Since then, feeling like a kid in candy store and claiming to whoever will listen that she is “a photographer by choice and not by default”, she has shot some celebrities, some of the biggest names in glamour, and her resume


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also includes numerous portrait, fashion, music and motion picture still photography assignments. Learn more about Isabelle Ruen by visiting her official website at www.isabelleruen.com. We’re thrilled to share Isabelle’s photos of and a brief interview with Katherine Bloom. Who is Katherine Bloom? I’m a born and raised South Texas girl who moved to the City of Angels July 1, 2009 with a group of fellow model and actor friends. I love Texas, but my heart has kept me in Los Angeles. You can describe me as confident, optimistic, loving, friendly, outgoing, and goofy. When do you feel most beautiful? I feel the most beautiful when I’m smiling. Nothing is better and incredibly attractive than a person who loves to smile. What’s the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night? The first thing I do in the morning is pet my cat Carter Bloom. As soon as he hears me wake up he meows and immediately walks over to me, lies on my lap, and gives me love. He is definitely a morning cat because he doesn’t so love the rest of the day.

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over my head, being able to put food on the table, for my good health, and consistent work. Who are the style icons by whom you’re influenced? I’d have to say the style icons I’ve been most influenced by are Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Kate Moss, and Sarah Jessica Parker. What type of modeling do you mostly do and what do you enjoy the most about modeling? I do a lot of fit modeling for high end women’s apparel companies these days. I think the thing I like

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the most about modeling is getting the chance to work with some of the most creative and influential people in the fashion industry. What do you enjoy doing the most? The things I enjoy most in life are meditating, cooking, reading, ballet, spending time with Carter of course, and hanging out/doing fun activities with close friends. How do you live your best life? I live life to the fullest each day as it comes with a positive soul. Doing the best I can do at whatever it is I’m doing. l

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WE ALL NEED SOLID, TRADITIONAL STAPLES IN OUR WARDROBES WHEN THE WEATHER COOLS. BUT BE THEY SCARVES, JACKETS OR SOCKS, THE TREND IN THIS FALL’S CLOTHING STAPLES IS ALL ABOUT PUTTING A FUN TWIST ON CLASSICS WHEN DRESSING FOR SEASONAL WEATHER.

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ere are some head-totoe fashion tips for both men and women, as brands and designers focus on basics with an interesting edge. Scarves Extra-long scarves and blanket scarves are in style this season, worn in just about any way you can dream up. They are being worn as wraps, shrugs, head coverings and more. Wrapped around your shoulders and crossed behind your back, blanket scarves become a

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wrap or shrug-like experience to keep you toasty. Worn over the head a traditional scarf will keep your ears protected from chilly breezes. And looped traditionally around your neck, longer scarves become, well, simply scarves designed to keep your neck and upper body warm into the coming season when the mercury dips. Jackets Belted jackets for women are on point this season, according to experts, enabling the wearer to style them with versatility to create different looks with the same garment. And making a bold resurgence are denim jackets, as this rugged fabric proves to be a nice defense against cool fall breezes. Denim jackets this season are coming in a variety of styles and lengths -- from short to long, straight edged to frilly. For men, fall outerwear is trending towards quilted or padded, and traditional jackets are being outfitted with a bit more of an edge in oversized proportions. Think classic with a twist or business attire with attitude. Socks In keeping with the theme of basics with a twist, think fashion-forward socks. Whether it’s rich autumn shades, jewel toned patterns, knit boot socks, or not so

basic black, brands like iconic Gold Toe are churning out on-trend accessories for the season. For instance, everyone has heard of the Little Black Dress, so Gold Toe is introducing the Little Black Sock -- a collection of women’s socks that offer styles featuring scalloped edges, stripes and subtle patterns. These wardrobe staples come in an assortment of toe covers, luxury trouser socks and lavish crews, with styles made from lace, prima cotton and microfiber, to name a few. And the brand’s new Fairisle Crew is a traditional boot sock that has a touch of bright colors as a fun nod to sweater season. When it comes to men’s socks, the season is bringing with it a blend of style and innovation. For instance, the Gold Toe Fashion Singles feature a number of bold autumn shades that incorporate Fresh 24/7 technology to help prohibit the growth of bacteria that causes odor. These styles are fashionably flexible and can be dressed up or down no matter the occasion. With colorful stripes, novelty prints and fall patterns, these socks can step up your wardrobe this season. More information about men’s and women’s socks for the season is available at www.goldtoe.com. Head-to-toe fashion trends this fall are all about new takes on classics to kick wardrobe basics up a notch. (StatePoint) l

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kPHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF (C) GSTOCKSTUDIO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM. dryer for just 15-30 minutes using the Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaning kit. This new method will save you time during your closet swap, and money throughout the season, as you can use it to preserve your favorite pieces without expensive and inconvenient trips to the dry cleaner.

Get Organized It may be tempting to unpack items as needed. However, you may find it’s suddenly spring again and some of your favorite scarves and sweaters went the whole winter unworn at the bottom of the box. Commit to a full closet revamp, devoting time to unpacking and analyzing each item. After months of being folded, many pieces might not look, feel or smell their best. Refresh these items so they are ready to wear. You can now do this at home instead of at the dry cleaner, by tossing up to five items in the

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To Keep or Not to Keep Is it time to get rid of those pieces that never seem to make it off the hanger? Fashion and lifestyle blogger Sarah Gleeson of SG Style Me is quick to share a few things to keep an eye out for when deciding what to get rid of, including items you got for free or very cheap. Just because it was a good deal, doesn’t mean it’s a good fashion piece, she stresses. Say goodbye to the trends you once collected and have since moved past. We’ve all been through style phases, and it’s ok to see them end. Pull out anything with tags still attached. This is a definite sign that purchasing


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that item was a moment of retail weakness, and not a fashion musthave, says Gleeson. If you find yourself heartbroken having to part ways with a fashion favorite because of a stubborn stain, don’t lose hope. Secret weapons exist to keep star pieces looking brand new season after season, such as the Dryel stain remover pen, which is safe on delicate fabrics and effectively removes spots and stains -- even those from last season.

Know Your Fabrics After your closet is organized, stay on top of wardrobe care. Among cashmeres, wools, velvets, and more, high-maintenance fabrics are likely more prominent in your winter wardrobe than other seasons. Read tags for what can and can’t be washed normally. To safely and easily care for delicate items, keep an at-home dry cleaning kit on-hand, to clean clothes in the convenience of your dryer for a fraction of the cost of a professional dry cleaner, without stretching fading

or shrinking. Keep sweaters, jeans and scarves bright, fitted and functional. That way, when it’s time to pack up the box again, you can look forward to feeling just as great in your favorite pieces next year. (StatePoint) l

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THE FESTIVE SEASON GIFT-GIVING SEASON CAN BE A PARTICULARLY TRYING TIME FOR THOSE SHOPPING FOR TEENS. BUT DON’T STRESS. COOL GIFT IDEAS ABOUND, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR TEENS’ TASTES AND INTERESTS ARE. HERE ARE A FEW TO CONSIDER.


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TEENS THIS FESTIVE SEASON For Athletes Know a young athlete? Improve his or her training sessions with a set of high-quality waterproof headphones, which will make all those laps around the track a bit more pleasant, rain or shine. If you have a bigger budget to work with, a fitness tracker is a useful tool for those looking to more closely track their progress.

For the Crafty Ones The creative DIY marketplace is brimming with cool kits for crafting and customizing items that express one’s personal style.

For crafty teens, check out the new DIY kits from STMT, which are available online and in-stores at Target, Barnes & Noble, Nordstrom and Toys”R”Us. They include a Hand Stamped Jewelry kit for making unique gold and silver earrings and necklaces designed with names, initials and charms, as well as a new DIY Journaling Set -- a perfect gift for those who write, scrap-book or journal and want to do so in style. The 70 pages spiral journal comes with patterns, chipboard frames and sparkling glitter tape. For those recipients who have an interest in creating hand-crafted bath products, consider gifting an STMT DIY Bath Bombs kit, containing everything one might need to make colorful and fragrant bath bombs, along with an instruction booklet with tips and suggestions

For Musicians Don’t fret! A customized guitar strap or pick punch are fun stocking stuffers for guitarists. Or,

help drummers keep the beat with a set of personalized drumsticks inscribed with a name or message. You can also simply foster music appreciation with tickets to a show or concert, or help your teen discover new music with an iTunes or Spotify gift card.

For Avid Readers Bibliophiles can never get their hands on enough books. Help satisfy the craving for new reading material with a book subscription. Whether it’s an e-book subscription that periodically delivers new titles to an e-reader, or a service that delivers printed material by mail, this is a gift that keeps on giving, all year long.

For the College Bound For those teens heading off to college soon, consider a gift card to a big box retailer specializing in all the supplies they will need to set up a dorm room and make it feel like home. Whether your teens are artistic, sporty or anything in between, consider thoughtful gifts that suit their interests and encourage them do what they love. (StatePoint) l

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“YOU CAN BE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE PAST AND RELIVE THE GLORY DAYS, BUT I’M LIVING THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE NOW,” SAID BILL, A POLICE CHIEF, FATHER OF FOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDFATHER OF TWO GRANDCHILDREN.

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ill isn’t living without obstacles. He has experienced a number of orthopedic injuries and health setbacks during his 42-year career in law enforcement in Foxborough, Mass., and he is not alone. In fact, four out of five Americans ages 50 and older suffer from at least one chronic health condition, including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, obesity or respiratory disease. As we get older, health setbacks are a growing concern. In a new survey by Clarus Research with support from Abbott, the maker of nutritional drink Ensure(R), and the International Council on Active Aging(R) (ICAA), adults ages 50 and older shared their biggest fears, and not surprisingly, a health setback was ranked highest (39 percent), followed by being a burden on their family (21 percent). Fortunately, the survey found that respondents are addressing their fears and prioritizing accordingly. More than half (58 percent) of survey participants ranked remaining in good health a top priority as they age. Like Bill, they are motivated to stay healthy in order to live their best life. Top motivators for staying healthy and active are being able to stay independent (72 percent), travel (57 percent) and spend time with children or grandchildren (45 percent). NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

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The survey also revealed that adults ages 50 and older are still looking for romance. Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of adults ages 56-65 say going on dates or having romantic evenings highly motivates them to stay healthy and active. So how do adults ages 50 and older live their best life? Helen and Byron, a couple from Santa Clarita, Calif., believe they have the answer to a long, healthy, happy life. And it starts with good nutrition and a positive, “Can Do” attitude. Proper Nutrition Our tastes change as we age, and so do our nutrition needs. Foods that fueled our 30-yearold bodies may not be absorbed and used the same way 20 years later. While nutrient-dense foods are important for people of any age, adults ages 50 and older should put an increased focus on eating foods such as colorful fruits and

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vegetables, whole grains and protein like seafood, lean meats, eggs and nuts. Making good nutrition choices a priority helps you maintain muscle and gives your body a “nutritional reserve” in the event of an injury or sickness. However, often in the case of a health setback, your body doesn’t get enough of the nutrients it needs to recover, which can cause further breakdown of muscle tissue. And, when diet alone does not sufficiently provide the nutrition needed, a nutritional drink like Ensure can help support strength and energy needs, whether you’re recovering from an injury or enjoying everyday activities. Of course, strength and nutrition are only part of the equation for living a full life. A “Can Do” Attitude “Stay positive.” You’ve heard it a thousand times, but research indicates this could be a crucial


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piece to a long and healthy life. In the same survey from Abbott and ICAA, nearly all respondents (97 percent) said that they believe a positive attitude can add years to their life, and 98 percent said that a positive attitude was important in their recovery from a health setback. These beliefs are backed by science. In a 2016 study of 4,000 adults ages 50 and older, researchers identified that people with a positive outlook on aging have lower levels of c-reactive protein in the body, a marker of stressrelated inflammation. This helps explain why people with a positive outlook live seven and a half years longer than people with negative outlooks.

“Whether you’re moving to a new city, keeping up with grandchildren or taking on a new part-time job in retirement, a positive attitude coupled with proper nutrition and an active lifestyle can open a whole new world of possibilities you might not have imagined when you were younger,” said Colin Milner, CEO and Founder, ICAA.

An injury, health setback or just the simple act of aging can make you think you have to slow down or sit on the sidelines. However, many Boomers — like Bill, Helen and Byron — are challenging these antiquated notions and attitudes about aging and are not letting setbacks or their age define them.

Whatever obstacles you face, whatever dreams you have, there are plenty of other people out there who have taken steps to living their best lives by saying, “I can,” instead of, “I can’t.” Check out the stories of Bill, Helen, Byron, Jennie and many other “Can Do” people by visiting www.ensure.com/cando. (BPT) l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

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FROM ONE CORNER OF A CITY OR COUNTY TO ANOTHER, LIFE EXPECTANCY CAN VARY BY FIVE, 10 OR EVEN 20 YEARS, ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM THE CENTER ON SOCIETY AND HEALTH.

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hat would it take to close those gaps across our community and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible?” asks Dr. Clyde Yancy, M.D., American Heart Association past president and chief of cardiology at Northwestern University in Chicago. “For many communities, it requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty and discrimination.” Thirty million people in neighborhoods nationwide have little or no access to healthful food like fruits and vegetables, and almost two-thirds of teens living in the United States don’t get the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity. While progress is

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being made to help children grow up healthy, every state has communities with greater gaps and racial disparities. To make sure all kids can lead a long and healthy life, a new campaign called Every Child Needs is shedding light on the types of resources schools and communities need to create healthy environments that help children succeed. As a result, more than 20 organizations dedicated to improving nutrition and increasing physical activity among children, have come together to build a foundation for a healthy future.Experts involved have identified the following key elements that every child needs to grow up healthy.

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A Healthy Start At hospitals and worksites, moms need support and guidance for breastfeeding to help ensure infants receive the best nutrition.

• At home and in centers for early

care and education, children need age-appropriate play and space to roll, crawl, wobble and run.

All kids require healthful drinks and food such as milk or water, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. A Healthy School Nutritious school lunches and smart snacks, and a school free from marketing of junk foods and sugary drinks, are crucial. Children need time to be active at recess; physical education and bursts of energy through classroom movement activities.

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stores stocked with appealing nutritious foods and drinks. Community leaders: to get free tools, guidance and support to improve health in your community visit voicesforhealthykids.org. Parents and families: to participate in the conversation online about what children need in your community to grow up healthy, and to learn about

joining a state or local coalition to be an advocate for change, visit voicesactioncenter.org. “Every child needs and deserves the opportunity to grow up healthy,” says Yancy “Fortunately, we have the tools to improve health across the lifespan by ensuring every child has nutritious foods to eat and safe places to be active.” (StatePoint) l

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DON’T LET THE FLU FLU SEASON IS UPON US, AND MANY HEALTHCARE FACILITIES ARE URGING YOU TO START PREPARING NOW WITH VACCINES. IRONICALLY, ONE OF THE PLACES WHERE YOU NEED TO BE CAREFUL IS AT THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE OR HEALTHCARE CLINIC.

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he number of people in and out of clinics this time of year increases the chance that someone will leave behind a harmful pathogen. Being in close proximity with people who may already have the flu can put you and your family at risk. You can reduce this risk by following some simple instructions from healthcare cleaning experts.

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“Healthcare-acquired infections can be a threat to everyone, especially the elderly and young children,” said Steve Zimmerman, director of healthcare services for ServiceMaster Clean, one of the nation’s leading cleaning and janitorial service providers. “Most facilities do a good job of sanitizing their waiting areas, but sick people can spread their illnesses through the touch of a

door, magazine or pen - leaving you vulnerable to pick up germs you can’t see.” The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 9 million to 35 million people will get the flu each year, 140,000 to 710,000 will be hospitalized because of it, and 12,000 to 56,000 will die from the illness. The CDC recommends a vaccination each year for those six months of age and older. While the vaccine may help protect you from the flu, cleaning experts urge everyone to avoid high-touch areas as much as possible. What are high-touch areas? In a healthcare setting, Zimmerman defines high-touch surfaces as anything that multiple people will likely touch during their visit. Some high-touch surfaces are hard to avoid, such as door handles and chair armrests. That’s why it’s wise to wash hands often and use hand sanitizer when necessary. But there are other high-touch areas you can avoid, such as: Magazines. These are nearly impossible to disinfect once they

have been contaminated. Don’t pick them up while you’re waiting. Toys. Bring your own toys to help prevent your child from picking up an illness from another child. Restrooms. They can harbor lots of pathogens unless cleaned often. If you must go, limit touching surfaces in the restroom, wash your hands thoroughly and use hand sanitizer if it’s available. Ink pens. Think about how many hands touch the ink pens in facilities - whether signing in or filling out paperwork, bring your own and eliminate the possibility of sharing germs. Coffee urns. For many Americans, coffee is a must. If you pick up a coffee pot or stop in your favorite coffee shop, take hand sanitizer with you and use immediately after you pour a cup. Zimmerman also points out that if you schedule visits for the early morning, you are less likely to contract the germs that typically accumulate, since cleaning crews often perform a deep clean at the end of each day. (BPT) l

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MANAGING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MANAGING BLOOD PRESSURE CAN BE DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY DURING THE FESTIVE SEASON AND WINTER MONTHS. A CHANGE IN ROUTINE, FAMILY VISITS, TRAVELING, ILLNESS, FESTIVE SEASON MENUS AND FINANCIAL CONCERNS CAN ALL CONSPIRE TO DERAIL YOUR BEST EFFORTS AT KEEPING CHRONIC CONDITIONS, LIKE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, UNDER CONTROL.

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f you are one of the millions of American adults with high blood pressure, it is vital to keep your blood pressure stable. Drastic changes can put you at risk for heart attack or stroke.

increase in both heart attacks and strokes. According to research from the Journal of the American Heart Association, a 4.2 percent increase in heart-related deaths occurs away from a hospital from Dec. 25-Jan. 7.

Here are three ways to control your blood pressure throughout the festive season from the American Heart Association:

“Factors like cold weather, sudden increase in activity like shoveling snow, stress and dietary indiscretion can contribute to a chain of events leading to more stress on the heart during the winter months, potentially triggering a heart attack or other cardiac event,” said Jorge Plutzky, M.D., director of Preventive Cardiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a volunteer with the American Heart Association.

Be Wary of Decongestants Decongestants are in many overthe-counter cold and flu medications but they have some harmful side effects. They can raise blood pressure and decrease the effectiveness of some prescribed blood pressure medications. It’s best to use them for the shortest duration possible and avoid in severe or uncontrolled hypertension. Consider alternative therapies, such as nasal saline, intranasal corticosteroids or antihistamines, as appropriate. Keep Track of Medication The winter months tend to bring an

It is vital to keep track of your medication and take it as prescribed by your doctor to decrease chances of heart attack and stroke. The American Heart Association’s Check Change Control Tracker is one way to monitor your health, as it allows you to set up text message reminders, text in blood pressure readings, connect with volunteers or providers, and receive messages from volunteers or providers.

Maintain Healthy Eating Habits The festive season can be a bad influence on healthy eating habits. However, it is important to stay active during these times and continue eating healthy. While you are enjoying festive season feasts with family, be aware of sodium, often found in seasonal foods like bread, cheeses and prepared meats, which can increase blood pressure. Don’t feel like you can’t indulge a little, but make sure to incorporate healthy meals. Staying active while traveling can be a challenge, as well. Try bringing simple exercise equipment like a jump rope or resistance band with you. Consider walking to sights or restaurants nearby, or finding a local park or indoor walking path. For more information and tools about blood pressure management, visit heart.org/hbp. Bayer’s Consumer Health Division, maker of Coricidin HBP, is a sponsor of the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure website. (Family Features) l

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FOR LEGENDARY TV PERSONALITY AND EMMYAWARD WINNER REGIS PHILBIN, EVERYTHING CHANGED ON A SEEMINGLY ORDINARY DAY BACK IN 1992. WHILE IN MIAMI SHOOTING A TELEVISION COMMERCIAL, THE POPULAR HOST — WHO USUALLY PLOWED FORWARD WITH HIS VARIOUS COMMITMENTS AS THOUGH NOTHING COULD STOP HIM — EXPERIENCED SOMETHING THAT DAY THAT ALMOST DID.

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ll of a sudden, I was getting pains in my chest,” he recalls. “I thought maybe I was getting sick. I couldn’t believe it but they took me to a local Miami hospital and the doctors there discovered I had a blocked artery. My wife Joy flew down to join me and I had to have an angioplasty.”

number one cause of death in America. Philbin now aims to be a success story, not a statistic.

The process was a success and Philbin continued on with his busy lifestyle. But 15 years later, his heart health problems returned. “I found out in 2007 that I had to have triple bypass surgery,” he said. “I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t sleep the night before. At 6 a.m. they rolled me into the operating room. I was there at the hospital for the next week, walking up and down the hallways.”

It has been ten years since Philbin’s triple bypass surgery, and since then he has been working diligently to ensure he makes it another 10 or more without a heart episode. Today, Philbin works to protect his heart health and keep his cholesterol in check with a simple and effective plan — he monitors his diet strictly, mostly choosing chicken and fish over beef, and follows a strict treatment regimen that includes the right statin medication for him. “I know every day my statin is working to control my cholesterol,” he said.

Helping to Protect Heart Health High cholesterol affects over 100 million Americans and is a major risk factor for heart disease — the

Lipid expert Dr. Eliot Brinton, M.D., president of the Utah Lipid Center and Fellow of the Fellow of the American Heart Association and National Lipid

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Association, knows how important statin medication can be in helping patients lower their cholesterol. “For most patients with high LDL cholesterol, a statin is a must. Statins are usually easy to take and lower cholesterol very effectively,” said Dr. Brinton. “Yet, according to a new survey of patients with high cholesterol, more than half of former statin users say they abandoned their statin because of side effects, and about a third say they stopped taking their statin without first discussing it with their doctor. It’s important to know that there are several statins, some of which are less likely to interact with other medications, but still lower cholesterol very well. If you’re not happy with the statin you’re currently taking, please, talk to your doctor to see if another statin may work better for you.” Philbin agrees. When he first started taking a statin, he experienced muscle pain. He spoke with his doctor and switched to the statin that he is now taking, which worked for him. “Most people don’t know there are multiple statin medications, and that they can work with their doctors to identify the one that is most appropriate for them,” he said. Take Cholesterol to Heart Statins have been proven to help reduce cholesterol levels, yet 50 percent of people who are prescribed a statin stop taking their medication within one year of starting it. In many cases, patients don’t understand the consequences of stopping their statin. Philbin wants to change that. To help patients make better, more informed treatment decisions, Regis and Joy, his wife of more

We want to inspire people to talk to their doctor through this Take Cholesterol to Heart initiative. People with cholesterol or heart issues shouldn’t think they are limited to just one treatment option. They can work with their doctor to find a statin medication that works for them, said Joy Philbin.

than 35 years, joined Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation on the new Take Cholesterol to Heart initiative. The campaign encourages patients to speak frankly to their doctors about any challenges with their current statin therapy, and to partner to find another statin that works for them. “We want to inspire people to talk to their doctor through this Take Cholesterol to Heart initiative,” said Joy Philbin. “People with cholesterol or heart issues shouldn’t think they are limited to just one treatment option. They can work with their doctor to find a statin medication that works for them.” To learn more about statin medications for high cholesterol and how to support your own health, visit www.TakeCholesteroltoHeart.com. You’ll find helpful tips for speaking with your doctor to establish the right statin for you. You can also learn more about your personal cholesterol medication considerations and access a cholesterol 101 management guide, a medication reminder checklist, and additional results of the recent cholesterol survey. Any or all of these resources can help you build a foundation for your cholesterol treatment. Because, as Philbin says, establishing and sticking to the right treatment plan for you can truly make all the difference. (BPT) l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

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YOUR OWN PARTY WITH THE HOLIDAYS AROUND THE CORNER, IT GETS HECTIC JUGGLING FAMILY, OUT-OF-TOWN FRIENDS, CREATING THE HOLIDAY CARD, BUYING AND SENDING GIFTS AND THE RESPONSIBILITIES THAT COME WITH BEING A THOUGHTFUL HOST. I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR AND ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO PLANNING MY HOLIDAY PARTY. SOMETIMES IT’S A COCKTAIL PARTY FOR 100, SOMETIMES IT’S A SIT-DOWN FOR 24.

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ver the years, I have gathered tons of tips and strategies that allow me to be a guest at my own party. It’s all about pre-production and getting as much done in advance as possible. The savvy host is a resourceful host – what you don’t have time to make, you can always buy. If you are choosing to have a cocktail party rather than a seated dinner, I like having multiple food stations to take your guests on a gastronomical journey where you get to control the guest experience. To make this even more fabulous, pair your drinks and food stations so they are a one-stop shop for both food and beverage. For instance a caviar station paired with champagne or frozen vodka shots, oysters with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc, and pre-selected meat and cheese assortments with a red wine of your choosing. When I’m hosting a sit-down dinner, I always take the time to seat my guests. This has nothing to do with formality, but it allows me to balance the energy at the table and decide who will pair well for conversation. It also gets rid of that awkward moment when you arrive at the table and don’t quite know where to sit. You don’t


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have to use a calligraphed tented seating card – be resourceful and inventive and write guests’ names with a metallic magic marker on a holiday ornament, a leaf, a lemon or fruit that complements your color scheme.

Dim the lights and light lots of candles. Votives, pillars, and columns – there is no such thing as too many candles.They create instant ambiance and glamour. While candlelight is important, use warm low wattage light bulbs versus cool light bulbs that make you look anemic!

If you are doing the cooking and prep yourself, prepare as much as you can in advance. Set the table and do your flowers the day before. Design a menu that will keep you glued to the chair vs. chained to the kitchen stove making brief appearances between courses. Start with a soup that can be poured tableside from a carafe or coffee pourers. Consider serving the main course family style. One pot wonders work really well; this way you have time to enjoy your guests’ company and play host making sure everyone is having a great time. Greet your guests with a fabulous specialty cocktail that can be batched and prepared in advance and give it a fun name to mark the occasion. Set it out on a tray with the cocktail in pitchers, lots of glasses with plenty of ice and garnishes. Since not everyone will love your cocktail, have the usual vodka and scotch with mixes and red and white wine readily available. Now that we have the food and beverage taken care of, its time to focus on the look and feel. There is so much more than decorating a table. First, come up with the big picture. Decide on the color scheme and theme and have it start from the wreath on the front door to the garland over the mantelpiece and - of course — your Christmas tree if you plan on having one. Now it’s show time! Dim the lights and light lots of candles. Votives, pillars, and columns – there is no such thing as too many candles. They create instant ambiance and glamour. While candlelight is important, use warm low wattage light bulbs versus cool light bulbs that make you look anemic! Music is extremely important. Create a playlist for your party; take into account what guests will be doing as the music is playing. If you are still welcoming guests, the tempo of the music should be different than if guests are being seated to dinner. If your whole list is holiday music you will want to shoot yourself after

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15 songs. I like taking my favorite songs mixed with some current top 40 and sprinkle my favorite holiday tunes in between. Make sure the bathroom is guestready with plenty of hand towels, fragrant candles, and dimmed lights that make your guests look great. Make your holiday party a representation of who you are. For example, if you grow your own basil, incorporate that into your cocktail. If you love strawberries, you can freeze them in the ice cubes to garnish your batched drink. If you are a whiskey collector, you can create a

whiskey-tasting bar with all your personal favorites. There are so many ways to personalize the party and create a memorable experience for each and every guest. This doesn’t mean spending a fortune or way too much time. Focus on what you like to do; be resourceful for the rest! My favorite moment is when the wine has taken its effect, the candles have burned down and everyone has a smile wrapped two and a half times around their face. That’s why we do what we do. Happy Holidays. l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

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WHEN IT COMES TIME TO ENTERTAIN FAMILY AND FRIENDS, IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A FEW SIMPLE, WARM APPETIZERS AND SMALL PLATES AT THE READY.

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spread. It’s made the old-fashioned way for perfect texture and a rich apple-cinnamon flavor, giving parties and get-togethers a unique taste in recipes like these Apple Brie Bites and Apple Butter Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp.

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Apple Brie Bites Servings: 24 - 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed - 5 ounces Brie cheese - 1/2 cup Musselman’s Apple Butter - 1/4 cup pecans, chopped Heat oven to 400 F. Grease mini muffin pan.Press seams of puff pastry sheet together. Cut sheet into quarters then each quarter into six pieces. Use rolling pin to flatten each piece of pastry into square shape. Place one square into each muffin cup.Put 1/2 teaspoon brie, 1 teaspoon apple butter and 1/2 teaspoon chopped pecans into each muffin cup. Bake 13-15 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.

Apple Butter Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Servings: 10 - 3/4 cup Musselman’s Apple Butter - 1/2 cup maple syrup - 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes - 1/2 teaspoon salt - 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika - 10 pieces bacon - 10 extra-large shrimp, cleaned and deveined - chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional) Heat oven to 400 F. Line rimmed baking sheet

with parchment paper. In medium-sized skillet over medium heat, add apple butter, maple syrup, red pepper flakes, salt and paprika. Whisk until mixture is thick and cooked down by half, about 10 minutes. Set aside. In large skillet over medium heat, add bacon slices and cook until browned but still flexible. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel-lined plate. Wrap one bacon slice around each shrimp, secure with toothpick and

place onto prepared baking sheet. Once all shrimp have been wrapped, baste tops with apple butter mixture. Bake 5 minutes then flip and baste other side of shrimp. Bake another 5 minutes. Continue to flip and baste shrimp (2 minutes each time) until shrimp is fully cooked. Do not overcook as glaze can burn. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired. (Family Features) l

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Pork Loin: - 1 Smithfield Prime Boneless Center Cut Fresh Pork Loin - 1/4 cup ancho chile powder - 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika - 2 1/2 teaspoons mustard powder - 2 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander - 2 1/2 teaspoons ground oregano - 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus additional for seasoning - 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus additional for seasoning - 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin - 1/2 teaspoon ground chile de arbol - 3 tablespoons canola oil

his fesive season, you can impress your guests with these tips and recipes from award-winning chefs Seamus Mullen and John Tesar: l Start with fresh, high-quality ingredients that are versatile and easy to cook, like fresh pork. l Look for meats with marbling, which translates to flavor and tenderness. l Let your meat rest before cutting into it, to help retain moisture and juiciness.

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Try out these festive dishes featuring all-natural, hand-trimmed Smithfield Prime Fresh Pork. For more festive season recipe inspiration, visit smithfield.com/primechefs. Ancho Chile Rubbed Pork Loin with Fig Chutney Recipe courtesy of Chef John Tesar Prep time: 10 minutes, plus marinade time Cook time: 1 hour, 50 minutes Servings: 6

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Fig Chutney: - 1 cup tawny port - 3/4 cup dried figs, quartered - 1/4 cup water - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter - 1 strip lemon zest - 1 small bay leaf - 1/2 cinnamon stick - 1/2 tablespoon sugar - coarse ground salt - ground black pepper Remove fresh pork loin from package and let rest up to 15 minutes. Mix together ancho chile powder, paprika, mustard


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powder, coriander, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, cumin and chile de arbol. Combine with canola oil; mix well. Rub pork loin with chile rub and refrigerate 4 hours. Heat oven to 400 F. Season pork loin with salt and pepper, and place in roasting pan; roast 1 hour until internal temperature reaches 145 F. Let stand 15 minutes; slice into 1-inch-thick slices. To make chutney: In saucepan, combine port, figs, water, butter, lemon zest, bay leaf, cinnamon and sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until liquid is consistency of jam, about 30 minutes. Discard bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Place pork loin slices in bowl and top with chutney. Serve over creamy polenta.

- 2 cups cranberries - 1/4 cup honey - kosher salt - ground black pepper - 4 bulbs fennel, quartered - 1 lemon, sliced thin, seeds removed - 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Recipe courtesy of Chef Seamus Mullen Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Servings: 8

Heat oven to 400 F. Remove fresh pork tenderloins from package and let rest up to 15 minutes. Use vegetable peeler to peel skin off ginger. Cut lengthwise to make paper-thin slices. Stack slices and use knife to cut into thin threads.

- 2 Smithfield Prime Fresh Pork Tenderloins - 1piece fresh ginger - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter - 4 stars anise

In saucepan, heat butter until foamy. Stir in 2-3 tablespoons ginger, star anise and cranberries; saute about 5 minutes. Add enough water to cover mixture.

Pork Tenderloin and Fennel with Cranberry-Ginger Relish

Reduce heat to simmer; cook until cranberries break down, about 7-10 minutes. Stir in honey; season with salt and pepper. Keep warm. In large baking pan, combine fennel, lemon slices and 1/4 cup olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast in oven 25-30 minutes. While fennel is roasting, in cast-iron skillet, heat remaining olive oil over high heat. Season tenderloins with salt and pepper; brown all sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until internal temperature reaches 145 F. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Place tenderloins and fennel on platter; top with cranberry-ginger relish. (Family Features) l

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he festive season is filled with temptations and opportunities to overindulge, and if you’re managing your health and weight, the season can feel anything but merry.

Depriving yourself of your favorite festive season treats isn’t only unpleasant, it’s also unnecessary. Many experts recommend that instead, you focus on building a healthier lifestyle through a well-balanced, long-term eating plan. For example, Atkins offers a balanced approach with foods containing fiber-rich and nutrientdense carbohydrates, as well as good fats and proteins, while focusing on reduced levels of refined carbohydrates and added sugars. When preparing your holiday menu, look for recipes that contain adequate protein, healthy fats and high-fiber carbohydrates, and you’ll be able to enjoy the flavors of the season without guilt.

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- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, thinly sliced Heat oven to 350 F. In small skillet over medium heat, cook pork loin, fatty-side down, 4-5 minutes to brown top and render some fat. Coat 7-by-11-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Place pork loin in dish. In small bowl, combine mustard, garlic and rosemary; stir well. Spoon mixture over pork. Transfer to oven and bake 45 minutes-1 hour, until loin is cooked through but still slightly pink in center. When pork is cooked, let rest 5 minutes before slicing. Slice and serve immediately.

Garlic Rosemary Pork Loin Recipe courtesy of “Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less” Prep time: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour Servings: 4 - 1 pound boneless pork loin - olive oil cooking spray - 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard - 3 garlic cloves, minced

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Less is not more If you’re looking for more inspiration, tips and recipes, try finding additional resources such as “Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less: Your Guidebook For Living a Low-Carb and LowSugar Lifestyle.” Filled with 100 whole-food, low-carb recipes and simple solutions, the new book contains a variety of meal plans, low-carb takes on classic foods and tips for creating a low-carb kitchen. Readers can also learn about Atkins 100, a flexible and personalized low-carb lifestyle program.


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Sweet Potato-Pumpkin Puree Recipe courtesy of “Atkins: Prep time: 20 minutes Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes - 3 large egg whites - 5 tablespoons sugar substitute, divided - 1/2 cup half pecans - 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled - 1/4 cup unsalted butter stick - 1/2 cup heavy cream - 1/2 teaspoon salt - 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice - 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon - 15 ounces pumpkin (without salt, drained, cooked and boiled)

While meringue is resting, place sweet potatoes in medium saucepan. Cover with water to 2 inches above potatoes and bring to boil. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes, and drain. Return saucepan to medium-high heat. Add potatoes, butter, cream, remaining sugar substitute, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree. Stir to combine. Mash with potato masher until smooth. Heat through, about 1 minute. Transfer potato mixture to serving dish and cover with meringue topping.

Heat oven to 250 F. Lightly butter baking sheet. Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites In medium mixing bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually add 3 tablespoons sugar substitute and continue mixing until soft peaks form. Spoon onto prepared baking sheet and spread with spatula to 1/4-inch thickness. Bake 35 minutes. Turn oven off; let meringue stand in oven 45 minutes. Crush meringue and place in bowl. Add pecans and toss gently to combine. Set aside.

Recipe courtesy of “Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less” Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Servings: 18 - 1/2 cup heavy cream - 1/3 cup plain protein powder - 2 tablespoons stevia - 6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

- 1/3 cup chopped almonds or macadamia nuts - 1 tablespoon sugar-free caramel syrup - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional) - 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or sea salt flakes In large mixing bowl, combine heavy cream with protein powder and stevia. Whisk until smooth. Add cream cheese, almonds or macadamia nuts, caramel syrup and vanilla extract; blend until smooth. If cream cheese clumps slightly, mix with rubber spatula, breaking up bits of cream cheese against side of bowl. Sprinkle mixture with xanthan gum, if desired, and mix about 30 seconds. Mixture will thicken slightly. Cover tray that will fit into freezer with sheet of wax paper. Using soup spoon, scoop mixture onto tray, making 18 mounds. Alternatively, use two silicone candy molds or empty ice cube tray coated with olive oil spray and press cheesecake mixture into 18 molds. Sprinkle with sea salt. Freeze at least one hour before serving. Note: Can be stored in freezer up to 1 month. Tip: Switch up flavors by using sugar-free hazelnut syrup in place of caramel and hazelnuts or walnuts instead of almonds. (Family Features) l

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WITH THE FESTIVE SEASON QUICKLY APPROACHING, IT IS TIME TO BEGIN PLANNING MENUS AND SHOPPING FOR GROCERIES, WHICH MAY LEAVE YOU FACING ENDLESS SHELVES OF WINE.

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hoosing wines to pair with your festive season meal is an important part of the menu planning process. A smart rule is to select quality wines that pair with a variety of dishes, such as crisp, mediumbodied chardonnays and mediumto-full-bodied, flavorful merlots. “I love having a bright, crisp chardonnay on hand for festive season entertaining,” said Katie Madigan, winemaker at St. Francis Winery. “Chardonnay complements so many festive season flavors. It’s a great choice to serve with appetizers and it also transitions nicely to dinner.” A certified sustainable winery in Sonoma County, California, St. Francis Winery offers a full range of varietal wines ideal for festive season

entertaining, such as the St. Francis Sonoma County Chardonnay 2015 (SRP $16.99), which is made from grapes picked in the cool of night to create delicate aromas, crisp acidity and a rich, lingering finish. With notes of fresh pear and pineapple, it pairs well with mild cheeses and rich seafood appetizers, such as Pan Fried Crab Cakes. If you are looking for inspiration to get your festive season menu planning started, consider this simple hors d’oeuvre, which can be made the night before and cooked just before guests arrive. Pair it with a chilled glass of crisp chardonnay to start the party off just right. A complementary option for guests who prefer red wine is the Sonoma Valley Merlot (SRP $20.99). This wine has multiple layers of aromatics with flavors of red cherry, plum, dried cranberry, espresso bean and savory spices that match well with hard cheeses, roasted turkey, lamb or steaks with blue cheese butter. Find more tips for pairing wines and recipes ideal for festive season entertaining at StFrancisWinery.com.

Pan Fried Crab Cakes - 1/4 cup mayonnaise - 1/4 cup minced green onions - 2 large egg yolks - 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice - 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon - 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro

- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard - 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel - 1/4 teaspoon black pepper - 1 pound Dungeness crab meat - 2 cups panko, divided - 2 tablespoons butter - 4 tablespoons olive oil Remoulade sauce, for serving Line baking sheet with waxed paper. In large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, green onions, egg yolks, lemon juice, tarragon, cilantro, mustard, lemon peel and black pepper. Add crabmeat and 1 cup panko, breaking up crabmeat slightly. Let mix stand 10 minutes. Form crab mixture into 16 2-inch patties, using about 1/4 cup for each cake. Place patties on baking sheet. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. Using remaining panko, lightly coat each crab cake. Heat two heavy, large skillets over medium-high heat. In each skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add crab cakes to skillets and cook until golden on both sides (adding more butter and oil as needed), about 5 minutes total. Transfer cakes to napkins to drain excess oil. Plate crab cakes with dollop of remoulade on top. (Family Features) l

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QUICK TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR ‘Tis the season to repair, repaint, refresh A pristine paint job is the perfect backdrop for holiday entertaining. Throughout the year, the walls of your home take a lot of abuse, from kids banging their toys into the corners and chairs hitting the walls, to the nail holes and cracks that appear over time. To restore your walls to their former glory, fill in those dents, holes and cracks before you repaint with ALEX Plus Spackling, which delivers professional strength and durability when making repairs on a range of surfaces such as drywall, wood and metal. If you have troublesome reoccurring cracks that just won’t go away, ALEX Flex Spackling is the perfect solution for a lasting, seamless repair. And for the ultimate professional finish, use ALEX Flex Premium Molding & Trim Sealant to fill gaps and cracks around interior window and door frames and along baseboards, chair rails and crown molding for a crack-proof, seamless finish. With your walls repaired and looking like new, you’re now ready to paint and decorate for a fresh, updated look.

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AS THE FESTIVE SEASON APPROACHES, THE DECORATOR IN US GETS EXCITED ABOUT HOW TO DECK THE HALLS AND DRAPE THE TINSEL TO CREATE A FESTIVE HOME FOR THE SEASON. SOCIAL MEDIA IS FULL OF INSPIRATION, BUT BEFORE YOU EMBARK ON DECORATING PROJECTS, THE FOLLOWING ARE A FEW EASY IDEAS TO ENSURE YOUR HOME IS AS FUNCTIONAL AND WELCOMING AS IT IS FESTIVE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

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Create a safe, cozy area for fireside chats A warm, roaring fire is a cozy centerpiece for after-dinner storytelling and catching up with family and friends. Whether your home is equipped with a gas or woodburning fireplace, it is important to ensure the unit is in good working order. First, inspect the area and repair any damage to key pieces, such as the baffle, damper or mantle, that may have occurred during the year. Next, schedule a time for a thorough chimney sweeping to remove excess buildup of soot and creosote. A clean, maintained fireplace not only makes for a festive environment, but can also serve as an element to heat your home, reducing seasonal stress on your furnace.

Corral guest clutter in your main living areas There’s nothing like visiting with old friends or reconnecting with family members you haven’t seen in a while. Of course, with the increased foot traffic in and out of your home comes the question of where to put your guests’ belongings so they are out of the way and organized. If you have a coat closet, be sure to clean it out and make room for your guests by storing your coats in another room. You might also consider using an additional coat rack and strategically placing some festive decorative baskets for holding shoes and purses.

Create a kid-friendly space If you plan on hosting friends and family members who have small children, take some time to kid-proof your home, particularly anywhere they are likely to play. Along with putting plug covers on all of the outlets, remove any common hazards young kids might get into. Secure electrical and window treatment cords, protect hard-edged furniture and put breakables out of reach. Once the groundwork for a safe, kid-friendly space is cleared, add toys, games, comfy pillows and more, so they’re entertained and feel welcome.

Prepare the outdoors, too When it comes to prepping for festive season guests, don’t forget about high-traffic areas outside the home. Be sure to clear the walkways of any snow and ice and replace outdoor lights with fresh bulbs to help guests safely navigate their way to your home. These quick and easy preparations will help you and your guests feel more at home, setting the stage for all to enjoy the festivities and fun of the season. (BPT) l

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WHEN PLANNING YOUR FESTIVE SEASON GIFTS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS, WHY NOT CONSIDER TOYS AND EXPERIENCES THAT WILL ENCOURAGE THEM TO MEET THEIR DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES IN THE COMING YEARS?

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laytime is not only fun, it’s the ideal opportunity for children to pick up new information and skills, from numbers, language and vocabulary to hand-eye coordination,” says Dr. Clement Chau, director of learning at VTech, a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children. With a focus on making the most of playtime, consider the following gift ideas.

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skills with the Pop-a-Balls Push & Pop Bulldozer by VTech. Great for ages 12-36 months, this toy features colorful balls that pop up through the smoke stack, into the scoop bucket and back again. Load the balls into the bulldozer, start pushing the handle and watch the bulldozer come to life with popping balls and fun sounds. Kids can also sit and play with the bulldozer by pressing the four colorful number buttons to learn colors, numbers, construction objects and listen to music. l You can also opt for experiential

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swimming lessons that help a baby get accustomed to the water and feel safe, to classes that expose children to singing and music, in many cases, it’s never too early to introduce babies to these skills. Look for local classes offering gift certificates for families that parents can use when they and their baby are ready to get started.

THE MOST THOUGHTFUL GIFTS ARE THOSE THAT WILL HELP CHILDREN LEARN AND GROW OVER TIME.

Help young ones learn about animals with VTech’s GearZooz Roll & Roar Animal Train, which lets them mix and match the 15 included gears, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and problem-solving techniques. Children 1-5 years old can learn about animals when they place the Smart Gear animals on the pegs and press the buttons on the train to explore more.

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illustrations, and introduce children to animals, shapes, letters and more. l Foster creativity with the Zoo Jamz Stompin’ Fun Drums by VTech, which let little rockers tap out beats and create their own sounds. Children will practice counting and develop coordination as they follow along with the melodies and sing-along songs.

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A REVEALING CONVERSATION WITH RUSSIAN POP STAR

LENA

WHAT SHE KNOWS FOR SURE IS SHE’S HAPPY! LENA KATINA, IS A RUSSIAN SINGER AND SONGWRITER BEST KNOWN FOR HER WORK WITH RUSSIAN DUO T.A.T.U. SHE STARTED HER CAREER AT THE AGE OF EIGHT JOINING THE RUSSIAN CHILDREN’S ACT AVENUE, AND SOON AFTER THAT, JOINING NEPOSEDI. IN 1999 IVAN SHAPOVALOV CHOSE LENA KATINA FOR HIS PROJECT, T.A.T.U., AS WELL AS JULIA VOLKOVA. kINTERVIEW WRITTEN AND CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM JACKSON, CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER OF INFLUENTIAL MAGAZINE, SPANISH INFLUENTIAL, AND TEEN INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ALEX NAZAROV. NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

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to endure or difficult decisions to make; all are lessons and experience and are priceless. I’m thankful for everything and surprised constantly that my dreams have come true.

he duo would later become Russia’s most successful pop music act. The group produced several hits including All the Things She Said, Not Gonna Get Us, and All About Us. Their first single All The Things She Said peaked at number one in 19 countries including the UK, Russia, and Australia. In 2009 Katina began a solo career, which caused t.A.T.u. to go into a hiatus. In 2011 Katina and Volkova officially split to pursue solo careers. That year Katina released her first mainstream single Never Forget, which in 2011 reached No. 1 on the MTV Russia Top 10 and also won the MTV Russia – 2011 Video Of The Year. The track also reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and reached No. 1 in Greece.

When you take away the Lena Katina packaging and marketing, who are you at your core? My answer to this will probably be very obvious. You see what you get. In my career I am who I am. Lena Katina, in life and on stage, is pretty much the same person. What do you think Lena Katina the celebrity musician represents to the world? I represent good quality songs, co-written by me. I’m very honest in my musical material and it comes from my heart and life stories. I value being philanthropic and supporting much needed initiatives such as those championed by the LGBT community.

I represent good quality songs, co-written by me. I’m very honest in my musical material and it comes from my heart and life stories. I value being philanthropic and supporting much needed initiatives such as those championed by the LGBT community.

In 2014, she released her debut album, This Is Who I Am before taking a break for the birth of her son in mid-2015. July 2016 saw Lena return to music with the release of the Spanish edition of her debut album under the title Esta Soy Yo. Lena celebrated with a performance of her biggest hits at Madrid’s Mr Gay Pride Parade. The album was translated to and recorded in Spanish with the help of Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Karina Nuvo.Lena is now hard at work in the studio with new music to come in late 2017. In a revealing conversation, Lena shares what she thinks about her success, what scares her, and what she knows for sure.

Reflect for a moment if you will. Can you believe the life you’ve created for yourself? I ask this as someone who has to step back often and look at where I’ve come from. Does that happen to you? To be honest sometimes I can’t believe my life has turned out this way. I never thought I’d become a successful singer, perform on stage, marry my husband, and give birth to my baby boy, but it all happened to me. I’m very grateful for my life and what it brings even when there are tough times

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What do you like most about the art you make? I like that I have a possibility to share my thoughts and stories. I put my soul into songs and the best outcome for me is when people tell me my songs helped them go successfully through difficult times, and supported them when nothing or no one else would. I hear these encouraging comments often and it’s amazing. Where do you get your best ideas? My best ideas come from everywhere. From what I see, hear, know, think, and read. Ideas come through from the inside when we write, no matter the type of music, whether an up tempo song, a ballad or something fun. I still have plenty of ideas I want to write songs about, so hopefully I’ll have opportunities in the near future. Are you afraid of anything? Bees and wasps! I’ve never been bitten by those, but I’m afraid of them like crazy.


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To me it is very important to be truthful to myself and people with whom I work. I can never stab someone in a back to achieve my own goals. I prefer to be respectful and believe if I’m working hard enough and love what I’m doing, it’ll get attention.

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Swimming with sharks is not only scary, it’s a metaphor. How did you learn to swim with the sharks of life? To me it is very important to be truthful to myself and people with whom I work. I can never stab someone in a back to achieve my own goals. I prefer to be respectful and believe if I’m working hard enough and love what I’m doing, it’ll get attention. Hence, I simply do my job with love and try to treat people around me the way I want to be treated. Would you say you’re adventurous? What is the greatest adventure you’ve been on, and what still would you like to do? I can’t say I’m adventurous; it’s stability I love most. But when my husband Sash and I went on our honeymoon to Hawaii, we did have an amazing experience, it was called bike down volcano or something like that. We were picked up at 3 a.m. from the hotel, went to watch the sunrise at the top of a volcano and then went all the way down with the bikes. That was something super cool and definitely unforgettable.

Do you still feel the same rush when you accomplish some new milestone? Or does it become commonplace? Yes I do. It brings me much joy. I’m still very nervous, like shaking before every show I perform. I’m very happy after the show when people come to me relating how much they enjoyed it and how much I’ve made their day. What are you reading right now? I am reading a physiological book about raising kids. Do you search the internet, and if so, what do you look up? I do search the internet quite a bit, mostly for cartoons and baby stuff.

My best ideas come from everywhere. From what I see, hear, know, think, and read. Ideas come through from the inside when we write, no matter the type of music, whether an up tempo song, a ballad or something fun.

Being famous since an early age, you would have had to develop a thick skin. In what ways are you tough, and in what ways are you sensitive? After having my baby I became much more sensitive, but yes, I do have a thick skin. Sometimes my friends call me iron woman. I can cry like crazy watching cartoons, but you’ll never see me cry in a real life situation. I’ve learned how to block emotions and sometimes it helps, but sometimes I have a feeling it makes me a bit too tough. Sometimes I want to cry and when I feel my heart is breaking into pieces, but I can’t produce one tear. How do you stay motivated after accomplishing so much? I just love what I do and want to keep doing it.

So do you Instagram yourself? Yep. What is a perfect day for you? Perfect is when everyone is doing well. When my family and friends are doing well, the kids are healthy, and the sun is shining. I prefer warm summer days, which we’re not getting here much unfortunately.

What is your guilty pleasure? Ice cream and various television series. What’s your proudest moment away from the limelight? The moment of which I’m most proud is the day I gave a birth to my son. What’s most important to you now? My family, my baby boy, and their health… those are always my priorities. What do you know for sure? I’m a happy woman! l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

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SEAMINX

REPRESENTS! SEAMINX IS AN ARTIST MANAGEMENT AGENCY CO-FOUNDED BY SUNNI SMYTH AND ELAINE MOOCK IN JANUARY OF 2000.

AS FORMER MODELS, SUNNI AND ELAINE KNEW SOME OF THE MOST TALENTED PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY. THEY HANDPICKED A ROSTER OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTS, STYLISTS AND ASSISTANTS AND STARTED BOOKING THEM ON HIGH PROFILE PROJECTS. kINTERVIEWS WRITTEN AND CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM JACKSON, CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER OF INFLUENTIAL MAGAZINE, SPANISH INFLUENTIAL, AND TEEN INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF SEAMINX.

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Partners at SEAMINX are (L to R): Aubrey, Elaine, and Sunni.

In 2015, they became a trio adding partner Aubrey Mayo. Aubrey guided the agency through a rebranding in 2015, launched the photo division in the summer of 2016 and partnered with the production company Equilateral Films in early 2017. In August of 2017 they celebrated one year of representing their photographers. SEAMINX is excited to create content for their clients, from full productions for major companies to smaller projects for local brands.

SEAMINX has always strived for excellence and absolutely every artist on their roster excels at what they do. But to be a part of Seaminx excellence must be paired with kindness, #bekindworkhard. Going on 18 years in the business, SEAMINX is looking more prominent than ever and as they say, “We’re just getting started”. We were thrilled to learn about their very talented roster of photographers and, now, are pleased to introduce them to you

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I think the hardest part is figuring out what I want. Then, I have to ask for it. Everyone around me has the potential for opportunity.

mber grew up on the east coast before she moved to San Francisco, California for art school where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, focusing in Photography. When she graduated she immediately started assisting as much as she could until she began shooting jobs of her own. Today she lives in Oakland, California and shoots for companies such as the Gap, Land’s End, and eBay. Which photographers influenced you, and how did they influence your thinking, photographing, and career path? When I was a kid I was obsessed with Rene Magritte. Obsessed. I know he was not a photographer but it’s the way he saw the world that I was so drawn to. All the rules that governed time and a sense of place were whatever he wanted them to be. He saw the world in a different way and he made it his life’s work. He made me believe a cloud could really come through my bedroom door. I wanted that as a kid and I still want that. What was your career path? How did you get from being an aspiring photographer to actually doing it full time, for a living? I assisted as much as I could. Assisting is invaluable. I shot weddings for a brief period of time while I was assisting commercial photographers. It was like going to photo bootcamp. I learned a ton. Then I naturally started shooting commercially. I was much better at shooting than assisting so I hustled. I’m still hustling.

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What is it you want to say with your photographs, and how do you actually get your photographs to do that? I am not trying to say anything in particular, it’s just the way I see the world. How do you describe your work style? A lot of trial and error. I also think everything is funny.....until it’s not.

“ A photograph for me is like the feeling of fear or love. A good photo can really make me just stop.

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What is the power of photography? In my own life, photography is just a way of remembering. On an emotional level, what can a photograph make you feel? A photograph for me is like the feeling of fear or love. A good photo can really make me just stop. How do you build a relationship with the subjects you are photographing? I watch people, their behavior, their body language, and their eyes. A person can’t hide forever. If I can see you, I can take a photo of you. Sometimes I’m just looking for something interesting, something funny, or something lonely or sad. It depends on who you are. It depends on the job. Casting is everything. My photos are definitely my interpretation of someone. I envy those with the gift of objectivity. I’m not objective.


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What motivates you to continue taking pictures? People are really amazing. Anyway, what else would I do? I feel very lucky. When I was a kid I had no idea this was even a job. Who are the people with whom you work who interest you most? I love shooting people. Kids are amazing. They do really crazy things without even being asked. It looks like it comes from somewhere deep inside that naturally flows out. I also love shooting men. In the fashion world, men

are not governed by the same “rules” that women are. This allows for a lot of freedom. It is also kind of empowering being the visual interpreter of men. It’s fun. But finding other creatives in the work environment is really inspiring. The job part of photography is often not very creative. When people work really hard and meet their goals while enjoying themselves.....well, that’s what I want to do. I love the people I work with. How do you live your best life? When I live without fear. l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

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fter four and a half years spent living in Japan, Joshua had a newfound ability with the language and an obsessive need to rock climb. He found himself in New York City working for a photographer whose only requirement was that he speaks Japanese. It’s been a decade now, and he consistently finds himself working alongside some of the most creative people this industry has to offer. Which photographers influenced you, and how did they influence your thinking, photographing, and career path? I’ve been influenced by pretty much everyone I encounter but I’m partial to Irving Penn’s work most of all. It’s mind boggling to think about how much effort went into everything he did. I’m still teaching myself how to invest myself and my attention to every detail, I don’t think it’s something most people are capable of. Maybe in another 20 years. What was your career path? How did you get from being an aspiring photographer to actually doing it full time, for a living? Photography found me rather than the other way around. My degree was in philosophy and when I graduated I moved to Japan, living there for nearly five years. I learned the language and when I got back was hired as an assistant based solely on that ability. Nothing to do with photography at all. It was a good fit though and I’ve spent well over a decade learning everything I can.

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I think I’m ten to 20 years away from taking my best photos. I’m curious to see where I’ll find myself then and what I’ll be doing.

Joshua Pestka

What is it you want to say with your photographs, and how do you actually get your photographs to do that? I tend to focus primarily on beauty. Something about it fascinates me... the idea of it. BEAUTY. There’s a metaphysical idea that exists out there somewhere, a “perfect” example, but it’s unattainable and I find that really attractive. So when I’m shooting it’s always in my mind. How can I create something that is at least reminiscent of that perfection? Some of my projects work better than others, but it’s a theme I think is expressed well enough on occasion to allow the viewer to glimpse the ideal as well. How do you describe your work style? Clean. Simple. I don’t generally lean towards having a lot of elements in my work because it distracts me and I lose focus on what I’m trying to express. What is the power of photography? When executed well, I believe it can express powerfully simple ideas succinctly and without requiring language. On an emotional level, what can a photograph make you feel? Anything. Which is both amazing and terrifying. How do you build a relationship with the subjects you are photographing? I talk with them, joking around more often than not. We’re all people. Sometimes it flies, sometimes it doesn’t, but the end result is almost always an understanding.


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What motivates you to continue taking pictures? I think I’m ten to 20 years away from taking my best photos. I’m curious to see where I’ll find myself then and what I’ll be doing. Who were the people with whom you work who interest you most? The wizards of hair and makeup, I can’t imagine being able to harness that kind of talent in that way. Also, the art directors with a crystal clear vision of how they see the shoot. There’s a fluidity to how I

approach a story because you can never be 100% sure of who’s going to walk through the door, what kind of mood they’ll be in, whether they understand the concept or not, and a million more possibilities. Everything affects the shoot, but some people see it a certain way from start to finish and execute it that way. It’s very impressive. How do you live your best life? By finding the worthwhile bit in everything I do or encounter. It’s there if you keep your eyes open for it. l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

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fter years of shooting annual report type work, Richard went to Paris to try and meet Guy Bourdin. He was and still is Richard’s favorite photographer of all time. Richard walked into the Paris Vogue studio and asked Michelle, the studio manager, for a job as an assistant. “OK” she said. Richard replied with, “Actually, I would like to work for Guy Bourdin”. “Why not” and I started with him the following Monday on a job for the designer, Manual Ungaro”. After the three day shoot, Guy asked if Richard could stay in Paris and assist him. Of course, Richard said yes and that began a two and a half year apprenticeship with Guy. During those years, Richard also assisted other photographers shooting for Vogue, Helmut Newton, Patrick Demarchelier, and Norman Parkinson. Which photographers influenced you, and how did they influence your thinking, photographing, and career path? Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton. They were conceptual, photographed narratives their own way and never allowed themselves to be influenced by art directors. Their pictures went beyond the surface. Their images told stories. At the time, fashion photography, editorially speaking and in some cases, commercially, was a fertile arena for art and creativity. I wanted to be part of that.

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“ I’d like my photographs to be a window to a more unseen world. To do that, the photograph must be made, not taken.

Richard Krall

What was your career path? How did you get from being an aspiring photographer to actually doing it full time, for a living? I began formal fine art schooling as a painter but, soon realized I was better suited to commercial work as an illustrator. Awards came from The Society of Illustrators in New York and Communication Arts but, illustration became tedious. I needed the more immediate gratification of photography. Annual reports, real estate brochures paid the bills but left a lot to be desired creatively so, I packed my camera and went to France. Assisting Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton as well as Patrick Demarchelier, Norman Parkinson, Sante d’Orazio, and others, I got firsthand knowledge in the universe of fashion and fashion photography at the highest level. With that knowledge and sensibility, returning to the states, I photographed models for agencies, built my book and eventually convinced some art directors to look at my work. What is it you want to say with your photographs, and how do you actually get your photographs to do that? I’d like my photographs to be a window to a more unseen world. To do that, the photograph must be made, not taken. How do you describe your work style? Classical, old school. What is the power of photography? To enlighten and change perspectives.


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On an emotional level, what can a photograph make you feel? Well… every emotion.

What motivates you to continue taking pictures? It’s just part of me. There’s nothing else to do.

How do you build a relationship with the subjects you are photographing? It’s rare that I develop an ‘on set’ relationship with the models I shoot. There simply isn’t enough time but you try to connect with them in some way. Mainly, try and make them feel comfortable.

Who are the people with whom you’ve worked who’ve interested you most? Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton. How do you live your best life? Doing photography, what else is there? l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

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hayna grew up in Chicago before moving to New York to work as an executive assistant to Padma Lakshmi from Top Chef. As Padma’s right-hand, Shayna took on the responsibility of branding and photographing Padma’s new jewelry line. Shayna had always taken photographs as a hobby, but this was the first time she dabbled in commercial photography, which went on to be published in top publications like Harper’s Bazaar. From there, Shayna started shooting look books for independent designers as well as musicians, which fueled her interest to shoot fashion. After five years in New York, Shayna moved to Dallas to work as an in-house photographer for a jewelry company. She now takes on projects in interiors and fashion, her two favorite realms to photograph. Which photographers influenced you, and how did they influence your thinking, photographing, and career path? Juergen Teller is probably my biggest influence. His work is authentic and spontaneous. It’s hard to tell the difference between his commercial and non- commercial work. The photos don’t look at all produced and are so distinctive to him. That’s always something I strive to do. What was your career path? How did you get from being an aspiring photographer to actually doing it full time, for a living? When I moved to Dallas from New York I had a really hard time finding full-time work and was forced to make

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freelance photography my main source of income. With a lot of hustle it ended up working out really well. I think it was better to be pushed into it like that. If I had gotten another job I’m not sure I would have pursued it as heavily as I had to. What is it you want to say with your photographs, and how do you actually get your photographs to do that? When I photograph fashion or interiors I like to evoke some sort of mystery or thought.

“ When I photograph fashion or interiors I like to evoke some sort of mystery or thought.

Shayna Fontana

How do you build a relationship with the subjects you are photographing? I try to create a laid back atmosphere during a photo shoot. I think for the subject whether it’s a model or someone having their portrait taken, I know it can be uncomfortable so making them feel like they can relax and be themselves is important. Most people with whom I work, like to have fun so we’re always laughing. That helps the person in front of the camera feel comfortable. I always say we aren’t saving lives here so there’s really no need for stress on a shoot. What motivates you to continue taking pictures? To always be able to create and collaborate with other talented people. I can’t imagine doing anything else. Who are the people with whom you work who interest you most? Working with artists is something I love to do. On several of my shoots I’ve used artists to create sets or I’ve used their work in the photographs.l


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CELEBRITY CHEF

IS AMBITIOUS BUT GROUNDED, FOCUSED, AND DETERMINED

CHEF DE CUISINE JOSEPH JOHNSON ADMITS HE’S ALWAYS LOVED COOKING WITH FIRE, WHICH COMES IN QUITE HANDY FOR HIS ROLE AT CHARCOAL VENICE, THE NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT FROM MÉLISSE CHEF / OWNER JOSIAH CITRIN, THAT’S CENTERED AROUND LIVE-FIRE CUISINE.

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WILLIAM JACKSON, CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER OF INFLUENTIAL MAGAZINE, SPANISH INFLUENTIAL, AND TEEN INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ‘DYLAN + JENI’.

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oting he feels a strong emotional connection to his craft, Johnson says of his personal culinary philosophy, “I like to let the quality of the raw ingredients speak for themselves without too much manipulation. Although I may add complementary flavors to enhance the ingredient, I want guests to taste the purity of these fresh farmers’ market items.” For presentation, Johnson considers functionality as well as aesthetics, plating sauces and accouterments in places where they are more likely to complement one another in a single bite. Johnson has had a passion for cooking since he was a kid, learning the basics from his Southern grandmother. “I never realized it at the time, but I remember her teaching me how to scramble eggs when I was 12, and her technique was classic French.” After a vacation in Los Angeles, Johnson decided to move to Southern California. Anxious to refine his cooking skills, he enrolled in the Le Cordon Bleuaffiliated California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, where he graduated in 2012. During culinary school,


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Johnson worked at the Pasadena Hilton and served an externship at Savory in Malibu under James Beard Award-winning chef Paul Shoemaker.

early interests in science related fields such as geology, and later my interests in architecture and computer engineering, all of which my parents supported.

When Savory closed, Shoemaker recommended his young protégé consider Mélisse in nearby Santa Monica. After staging one night at the restaurant, Johnson proved his value and was hired as a garde manger cook at Citrin’s bastion of modern French cuisine. Learning as much as he could from Citrin, and volunteering for every special event, Johnson moved up the ranks rapidly at the two Michelin-star restaurant, ascending to the position of sous chef in just over a year. At Mélisse, Johnson learned from Citrin never to be satisfied with an item on the menu, even if it was a staple. “Chef Josiah taught me to constantly innovate, seeking perfection in every dish,” he says.

Some of my fondest memories just so happen to have taken place in the kitchen of my childhood home. I’d watch in amazement/awe as my mother moved effortlessly about the kitchen, creating delicious dishes for the family every single time! I’d try to assist her with whatever I could.

When he’s not in the kitchen, the young chef enjoys archery, martial arts, discovering new foods in Southern California, and searching for the kind of soulful Southern cooking his grandmother used to him back home. He also co-founded his own apron line, Cork District, with friend Gary Nguyen, which offers their handcrafted design on multifaceted and modern aprons suited for everyday kitchen needs—both at home and in the professional arena. A customized line of his aprons are worn the culinary staff and servers at Charcoal.

What are your fondest memories of your hometown? Petersburg, Virginia is the site of many historical events in the history of the United States. I was privileged to grow up in a city so entrenched in history and culture.

What an honor for me to talk with the Los Angeles rising star. Having had the pleasure to dine at Charcoal Venice on several occasions, I can vouch for the quality and delightful presentation of the dishes served at Charcoal Venice, and the amazing talent and great humility of the man who is Chef Joseph Johnson. Would you share a bit more about where you’re from and fondest memories of your childhood? I was born in Norfolk, Virginia and grew up in an environment where family is very important. My older brother, younger sister, and I flourished in this setting and were encouraged by our parents to just be children and soak all the opportunities and experiences life presents. My parents supported and encouraged my

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Another unforgettable memory is my fascination with watching cooking shows such as Iron Chef and those hosted by chef, restauranteur, television personality and author, Emeril Lagasse. I didn’t know it at the time, but the techniques I was learning from those shows subconsciously awakened by desire to cook.

The wonderful climate was refreshing and impactful. I recall fondly my enjoyment of riding around the neighborhood and taking in the fresh air. This experience, I can say, would later affect my approach to food. Who / what influenced you to become a chef? My greatest influences on my decision to become a chef are my mother and paternal grandmother. Between the two of them, they developed and prepared their food strictly from experimentation. I was mesmerized by the way I never saw them refer to a recipe, yet, were able to create inventive and delicious dishes. It seems they had such a huge understanding of ingredients and spices and how they would interact with one another. It wasn’t until years later I would make the correlation that I was a natural when it came to cooking. I began my professional career at the age of 16, washing dishes at a hotel restaurant near my hometown of Petersburg. Bored with that task, I persuaded the chefs and line cooks to let me do more in the kitchen, and eventually I worked my


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way up to executive chef at the hotel before I turned 19. I continued to oversee the kitchen there until I was 22, but yearned to expand my culinary horizons. Whom do you consider to be your mentor? I’m very proud to say I consider Chef Josiah Citrin as my mentor. I’ve been able to draw upon Chef Citrin’s abundant culinary knowledge and incorporate those aspects into my personal culinary tool belt. Without hesitation I attribute my tremendous growth to what I’ve learned from my association with Chef Citrin. As the Chef de Cuisine at Charcoal Venice, I’m afforded the opportunity to not only helm the kitchen, but also to apply the exacting standards I’ve learned from Chef Citrin in a more casual, down-to-earth setting. What makes a great restaurant? Simply put the people and excellent leadership. A great restaurant sets a high standard for its food quality, attention to detail, and ensures guests receive the same quality with every meal. Serving quality food can earn a restaurant a great reputation and compel guests to return for repeat visits. High-quality ingredients and an experienced chef are important to serving great food consistently. A great chef understands the needs of guests and works well with the kitchen staff to ensure guests receive their meal the way they ordered it every time.

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Of course, all of this is for naught if the kitchen is lacking good leadership. The hallmark of a great kitchen is one that is well-organized and forward thinking. Important too, the kitchen staff and the kitchen itself must be very fluid, able to adapt quickly to any situation. Tell us about Charcoal Venice? Charcoal Venice presents a modern approach to the steakhouse. As the name implies, we prepare all our food indoors over live fire – whether over charcoal or in the coals. We pride ourselves on presenting superb customer service in a clean and welcoming environment. To add to the overall dining experience, our staff is warm, professional and knowledgeable. They can guide guest through the


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translate. We hope our guests say Charcoal Venice is a great restaurant which uses produce in season, tries to give a sense of intrigue for the taste buds, and changes often enough to make return visits enticing. How do you explain your consistent success? Once I determine what it is I want to pursue, I place concerted effort to achieve my best. In short, it’s my frame of mind. Congratulations on being named Chopped: Grill Master Champion and StarChefs Rising Star 2017. Nowadays, it seems many chefs are appearing on reality television. What’s your take on this trend toward celebrity? Notably, the culinary industry has shifted from a “chef in a kitchen” to a “chef as a celebrity”. There’s a trend toward chefs being more than just people, they’re successful global brands. Most likely chefs, who’ve become a big name, amassed a massive track record and a team, presumably won’t have those financial start up issues. But, whether you have a big name or not the restaurant industry is tough for everyone and in order to success long term, consistency of service and the quality of the food are paramount. What terms would you prefer people use to describe you? Because of my work ethic and my approach to everything I pursue, I hope I’m viewed as ambitious but grounded, determined, focused, and very level headed. menu and, in concert with execution from the kitchen, deliver tasty dishes and mouth-watering cocktails. For us, maintaining a human connection is very important. What do you hope guests appreciate most about dining at Charcoal? We hope our guests appreciate the attention to details we demonstrate consistently. Our menu is wellbalanced and does not just consist of a list of whatever’s currently on-trend. We pay great attention to ensure our menu has appealing dish descriptions that are concise but with enough information to know whether the dish is something they might like rather than requiring 30 minutes and a gastronomic dictionary to

What is your perfect meal? I’m pleased to say I have experienced, what I would appoint, a perfect meal. The perfect meal is one where, I, as a guest, have no expectations. The meal doesn’t necessary have to be elaborate, in fact, it can be quite simple. But, it’s so elegantly prepared and presented that I can‘t wait to enjoy another bite. The entire dining experience is one where all I’m left to say is “wow”. Are you living your best life? When it comes to my career, I’m absolutely living my best life. I’m living my best life because I’m doing exactly what it is I enjoy. l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

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MAKE IT WITH AUTUMN IS THE PERFECT TIME TO FALL IN LOVE WITH MAPLE SYRUP. THE CARAMELIZED FLAVOR OF SYRUP PAIRS WELL WITH OTHER FALL FLAVORS, LIKE APPLES, CINNAMON AND PUMPKIN.

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rom spiced syrups to game-day dips, McCormick Executive Chef Kevan Vetter has tasty ideas for incorporating this fall flavor in dishes throughout the day: l Maple syrup is a perfect complement to sweet banana pancakes. Mix mashed bananas into the pancake batter. Once cooked, top with sliced bananas, chopped walnuts and maple syrup. l Add maple syrup to a melty grilled cheese sandwich. Layer cheddar cheese, bacon, sliced apples and maple syrup mixed with apple pie spice between two slices of buttered bread. l For a twist on a traditional game-day appetizer, drizzle maple syrup over a cheddar bacon dip. l For a sweet treat, mix vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice into maple syrup then drizzle over a coconut pumpkin bread pudding. Find more recipes featuring fall flavors at mccormick.com.

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Maple Banana Bread Pancakes Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 12 minutes Servings: 3

- 2 large ripe bananas - 2 eggs - 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar - 2 tablespoons melted butter - 1 tablespoon McCormick Maple Extract - 2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract - 1 teaspoon McCormick Ground Cinnamon - 3/4 cup flour - 2 teaspoons baking powder

Heat lightly greased griddle or skillet to medium heat. In large bowl, use potato masher to mash bananas. Add eggs, brown sugar, butter, maple extract, vanilla and cinnamon; mix well.

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Add flour and baking powder; mix until well blended. Pour 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto griddle or skillet. Cook 1-2 minutes per side, or until golden brown, turning when pancakes begin to bubble.


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Coconut Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spiced Maple Syrup Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Servings: 16 Bread Pudding: - 2 cans (13 2/3 ounces each) Thai Kitchen coconut milk - 4 eggs, lightly beaten - 1 cup sugar - 1 cup canned pumpkin - 1 tablespoon McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice - 1 tablespoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract - 8 cups cubed challah bread (or cubed French or Italian bread) - 1 cup flaked coconut - 1 cup chopped pecans Spiced Maple Syrup: - 1 cup maple syrup - 1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract

- 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice Heat oven to 350 F.

To make Bread Pudding: Pour coconut milk into large bowl. Stir with wire whisk until smooth. Add eggs, sugar, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla; mix until well blended. Add bread cubes; toss to coat well. Pour into greased 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle evenly with coconut and pecans. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly on wire rack. To make Spiced Maple Syrup: Mix syrup, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice in microwavable bowl or measuring cup. Microwave on high 1 minute, or until warm, stirring once. Serve with bread pudding.

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Maple Bacon Dip

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Servings: 16

- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened - 1/2 cup mayonnaise - 1/2 cup milk - 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

- 1 package McCormick Original Country Gravy Mix - 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided - 1/3 cup chopped red apple - 2 tablespoons maple syrup Heat oven to 350 F. In large bowl, mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, milk, bacon, gravy mix and 1 cup cheese until well blended.

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Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Spread mixture in plate and top with apple and remaining cheese. Bake 25 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted. Drizzle with syrup.


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Maple Apple Grilled Cheese Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 8 minutes Servings: 4

- 1/4 cup maple syrup - 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Apple Pie Spice - 3 tablespoons butter - 8 slices whole-wheat bread - 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese

(1-ounce slices) - 1 medium Golden Delicious apple, cored and cut into 16 thin slices - 4 slices cooked bacon, coarsely chopped

Mix maple syrup and apple pie spice. Set aside. Butter one side of each bread slice. Layer two slices of cheese and four slices of apple on each bread

slice with buttered side down. Sprinkle with chopped bacon then drizzle with maple syrup mixture. Top with remaining bread slices with buttered side up. Place sandwiches in large skillet or griddle on medium-low heat. Cook 3-4 minutes per side, or until bread is browned and cheese is melted. Cook in batches, if necessary. (Family Features) l

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n busy weeknights, it can be easy to opt for Asian staples like beef and broccoli. Instead, try making your own cuisine at home with quick-cook noodles, from udon to lo mein. “Popular takeout dishes and noodle bowls can be high in salt and unhealthy fats, but when you make it at home, you can opt for unsalted stocks and add flavor from herbs and spices,” said Dr. Wendy Bazilian, McCormick corporate dietitian. “It’s also easy to personalize with whatever fresh veggies you have in the fridge, from mushrooms to broccoli.” For example, try Ginger Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry or Pot Sticker Noodle Stir-Fry for fool-proof crowd pleasers. Or go rogue with your own noodle creation: pick a noodle, customize with broths and sauces, flavor with herbs and spices, add lean protein like chicken or shrimp and top with your favorite fresh or sautéed vegetables. Find more inspiration at mccormick.com/simply-asia. Ginger Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Servings: 5 - 1/2 cup Kitchen Basics Unsalted Beef Stock - 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce - 1 tablespoon honey - 1 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder

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- 1 teaspoon McCormick Ground Ginger - 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Crushed Red Pepper - 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced - 1/2 package (from 14-ounce box) Simply Asia Lo Mein Noodles - 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided - 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets - 1 cup thinly sliced onion - 1 tablespoon cornstarch In medium bowl, mix stock, soy sauce, honey, garlic powder, ginger and red

pepper until well blended. Reserve 1/3 cup of marinade. Place sliced flank steak and remaining marinade in large, re-sealable plastic bag; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain. Spread noodles on sheet pan. Set aside. In large skillet on high heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Remove beef from marinade. Discard remaining marinade in bag. Add beef to skillet; stir-fry 3 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink. Using tongs, remove


beef from skillet. Add remaining oil, broccoli and onion; stir-fry 3-5 minutes, or until tender-crisp. In small bowl, mix reserved marinade and cornstarch until smooth. Add to skillet; stirring constantly, bring to boil on medium heat and boil 1 minute. Return beef and noodles to skillet. Cook and stir until heated through. Tip: Place raw flank steak in freezer 30 minutes to make it easier to slice. Nutrition information per serving: 395 calories, 15 g total fat, 4 g saturated fat, 58 mg cholesterol, 577 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein. Pot Sticker Noodle Stir-Fry Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 5 - 1/3 package (from 14-ounce box) Simply Asia Udon Noodles

- 1 tablespoon oil - 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger - 1 pound ground pork - 1/2 cup Kitchen Basics Unsalted Chicken Stock - 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce - 1 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder - 1/8 teaspoon McCormick Crushed Red Pepper - 1 cup shredded green cabbage - 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion Cook noodles as directed on package. Drain. Set aside. In large saucepan over medium heat, heat oil. Add ginger; cook and stir 30 seconds-1 minute, or until fragrant. Add ground pork; cook and stir until no longer pink. Drain fat. Stir in stock, soy sauce, garlic powder and red pepper. Bring to gentle boil. Add noodles and cabbage; cook

and stir 5 minutes, or until heated through. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with green onion. Nutrition information per serving: 321 calories, 17 g total fat, 6 g saturated fat, 61 mg cholesterol, 480 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein. (Family Features) l

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SWEET SEASONAL

TREATS FOR FALL

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risp fall days call for flavorful desserts that warm you from the inside out. There’s no better way to capture the flavor of fall than with dishes that celebrate traditional seasonal favorites like cinnamon, spice and tart, juicy apples. These desserts are perfect for fall, and a secret ingredient makes them quick and easy so you have plenty of free time to work up an appetite and earn an extra bite (or two). Apple butter is more than just a spread for toast; it’s a versatile ingredient that can enhance your favorite recipes. With Musselman’s Apple Butter, made the old-fashioned way for perfect texture and a deep, rich flavor, you can make it simple to satisfy your craving for a taste of autumn at its best. Find more fall tips and recipes perfect for sharing with your family at musselmans.com. Caramel Crumble Bars - 1 box (15 1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix, dry - 1/2 cup butter, softened, plus - 2 tablespoons, divided - 1 egg - 3/4 cup Musselman’s Apple

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Butter, plus 3 tablespoons - 1 package (11 ounces) caramels, unwrapped - 2/3 cup walnuts, chopped - 2/3 cup flaked coconut, sweetened - 2 tablespoons butter, melted Heat oven to 350 F. Grease 13-by-9-inch baking pan.

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With electric mixer on low speed, beat dry cake mix and 1/2 cup softened butter until mixture is crumbly. Spoon 1 cup cake mix mixture into medium bowl; set aside. Add 3/4 cup apple butter and egg to remaining mixture. Beat on medium speed until smooth and


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creamy. Spread evenly into pan. Bake 20 minutes, or until starting to brown and top is set. Place caramels, 2 tablespoons butter and remaining apple butter in microwavable bowl. Microwave on high 3-4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth and melted. Pour caramel mixture evenly over partially baked crust. If caramel has cooled and set, microwave 1 minute until soft and pourable. Combine walnuts, coconut and 2 tablespoons melted butter with reserved cake mix mixture. Mix until crumbly. Break up topping and sprinkle evenly over caramel. Bake 16-18 minutes, or until topping is starting to brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

- 1 cup powdered sugar - 2 tablespoons milk

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Heat oven to 350 F. Grease 9-by13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place diced apples in large mixing bowl. Add apple butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and brown sugar. Mix until apples are evenly coated. Place one pie crust in bottom of greased pan. Slowly stretch out crust to cover pan’s bottom. Cut some edges off, if necessary. Spread apple filling evenly over crust. With rolling pin, roll second crust to make it same size as pan. Place

second crust on top of apple pie filling and tuck down edges to cover. To make topping: In small bowl, whisk egg white until foamy and brush over crust. In another bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle evenly over crust. Bake 50-60 minutes until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and cool slightly before cutting. To make glaze: In small bowl, combine powdered sugar, milk and remaining vanilla, and whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cooled bars and serve. (Family Features) l

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GIFT IDEAS FOR FOODIES THE FESTIVE SEASON IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO OUTFIT FOODIES WITH ALL THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO MAKE COOKING MORE EFFICIENT AND DELICIOUS. NOT SURE WHERE TO START? HERE ARE A FEW SMART IDEAS.

NEW HIGH-TECH KITCHEN SCALES CAN HELP YOU COUNT CALORIES AND TRACK NUTRITION.

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A good kitchen scale will help chefs get more precise when measuring solids and liquids in baking and everyday meal prep. But a great kitchen scale will go beyond that. For example, the IQ Smart Wireless Nutrition Scale, when used with the KitchenIQ Food App, lets users count calories, carbs, fat, fiber, protein, sodium and other nutritional elements.

No matter what size kitchen you’re outfitting, the best items are those that are space-saving because they are multifunctional. Consider gifting an all-in-one kitchen tool, such as the Kitchen IQ 3-in-1 Prep & Measure Tool, which is at once a measuring cup, a citrus reamer and a gravy separator. Its stackable design further saves on storage space.

While prepackaged food labeling lays out nutritional data, it can be a lot harder to track these specifics in homecooked meals. Whether your gift recipient is dieting or simply wants to more accurately track the nutrition of the foods he or she cooks and eats, this can be a useful kitchen tool.

Sharpen Up Personalize Accessories Cooking is more fun in a kitchen that truly feels like one’s own. Help personalize the space of your gift recipient. Monogrammed kitchen utensils and baking trays make wonderful gifts, as do personalized aprons, oven mitts and kitchen linens. Remember that a personalized order may take more time to reach its destination, so order these items with time to spare. Get inspired on Pinterest and craft your own items, or seek out the handiwork of independent artisans on a site like Etsy.

When knives and scissors grow dull, simple kitchen tasks can become a big hassle, and in some cases, even dangerous. Help keep tools sharp and highly functional with a knife sharpener designed to sharpen and maintain both straight and serrated knives, as well as scissors. One versatile model that works for both left- and righthanded sharpening is the Diamond Pro 2 Stage Knife and Scissor Sharpener, which features a nonslip bottom for stability in use. This festive season, give your favorite home chefs great tools that add form and function to their kitchens. (StatePoint) l

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BATHROOM FEATURES THAT TAKE SMART LIVING TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

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meet your needs throughout the day, perhaps kicking up a few degrees to prevent a chill when you emerge from a steamy shower. Uncommon Commodes There truly is no limit to the home features that can work harder, faster and smarter – even when it comes to the toilet. If the notion of an intelligent toilet seems extreme to your senses, you may not be alone.


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and color. Advanced hydrotherapy options use air or sound to massage, soothe, invigorate or relax your body and your mind – all controlled at the touch of a button. Don’t forget the heated back to keep you warm even longer.

“When Americans hear the word bidet, most have an outdated picture in their minds of a standalone fixture, but in fact, the functionality is now built into a toilet or attachable seats, and they are simple to use. Once you try one, you won’t be able to live without it,” said Shane Allis, marketing director of Kohler Sanitary Products. “From intelligent toilets to cleansing seats that attach to existing toilets, modern day bidets are for consumers who are looking for an upgrade to their toilet routine.” In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by Kohler, about two-thirds of Americans would choose a toilet that would give them a cleaner, fresher feeling, and 3 in 5 think washing with water would give them a cleaner feel than toilet paper alone. An overall fresher feeling and features like a deodorizer, night light and heated seat have strong appeal, according to the same survey, and those features are all offered in options like the Kohler Veil, an ultimate, onepiece intelligent toilet with integrated cleansing functionality that provides optimum hygiene and individual comfort. From personal cleansing to an LED nightlight to hands-free opening, closing and flushing – all of which are easy to control on a touchscreen LCD remote control – the toilet brings unexpected options to your bathroom. Explore the available models and learn more about intelligent toilets at Kohler. com/IntelligentToilets.

Shower with Power Whether it’s a playlist that energizes you for the day or soothing sounds to center you before an important meeting, you can give new meaning to singing in the rain with a showerhead that includes a builtin wireless, removable speaker that you can sync to your smartphone music library. When you take your shower digital, you can actually bring water, steam, music and light together into one sensory experience. Beyond that, it’s even possible to configure your shower to cycle through spa programs that target different areas of your body with varied water sprays and temperatures. Hydrotherapy Haven A jetted tub is just the beginning when it comes to creating a spa-like atmosphere. Today’s options let you trick out your tub with everything from bubbles and heat to sound

Perfect Privacy If you’re blessed with a stunning view out the bathroom window or if you simply prefer the aura of natural light, you may be reluctant to hide behind heavy window treatments. Yet again, technology offers the solution. Shades you can power with a remote control and even film coverings that convert from transparent to opaque with the touch of a button can give you the freedom to embrace your privacy or celebrate the sun’s rays. Tech-sessories The big features may deliver the wow factor, but little touches can add up for a big impact as well. Mirrors that recognize your face and voice to deliver customized media, such as news and music, can also be programmed to alter the temperature and lighting while you conduct your toiletry business. Other accessories to round out your hightech renovation include devices such as smart scales that integrate with other devices to maximize your health and wellness routine. With these tech upgrades and more, you can turn an ordinary bathroom into an entirely new, refreshing experience. (Family Features) l

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DIY HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS:

THE SMART, AFFORDABLE WAY TO SECURE

WITH THE FESTIVE SEASON APPROACHING, YOU MAY BE THINKING ABOUT GIVING YOUR FAMILY THE GIFT OF HOME SECURITY — ESPECIALLY IF YOU KNOW YOU’LL BE TRAVELING OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON.

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yourself smart home security systems to address their security concerns. Installing your own home security system can be well worth the investment; while the average system may cost hundreds of dollars to get started, monthly fees are low, and when a home security system is present, 60 percent of attempted burglaries fail, according to StatisticBrain. Crime Doesn’t Take a Holiday During the festive holidays, burglars know many families travel to visit distant loved ones. Plus, homes filled with gifts can be a treasure trove for thieves. DIY home security systems make it costeffective to keep your smart home safe and secure during the holiday season and throughout the year. Here are ways these systems make it easy for everyone to protect their homes: Affordability and flexibility — Professional monitoring of a smart home security system from traditional players and well-known brands can cost nearly $50 a month — and then lock you in for four to

even five years or longer. When you’re already spending on holiday shopping and celebrations, the extra cost of monitoring can seem daunting. DIY systems typically offer the same components, such as security cameras, motion sensors and smart locks, but without the costs of professional installation and the long-term contracts. Plus, you can still get affordable 24/7 monitoring; Iris by Lowe’s Professional Monitoring is just $14.95 per month. Customize for your needs — DIY home security systems typically offer starter packages that contain the basic components you need to set up a simple system in your home, such as a smart hub and some sensors. Once installed, the smart system is scalable, and you can add products or solutions that meet your specific needs whenever you like by just shopping at your favorite retailer – no need to call up a security company to come out to your house for an expensive visit. For example, Iris offers a catalog of more than 150 devices that pair with its smart hub, including security cameras, motion sensors, locks, light bulbs, light switches,

thermostats, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, leak sensors and more. So whether you want to secure and monitor a door or window shielded from sight, or you want to turn lights on and off automatically to make your home look occupied while you’re out, a smart home security system can do that for you. Mobile monitoring — Being able to monitor your home security system from your smartphone gives added peace of mind, and many DIY systems also provide apps that allow you to remotely control and monitor home systems. Whether you’re out shopping and realize you forgot to arm the system, or visiting out-of-state relatives, you can manage your smart home security system as if you were at home. Smart home compatible — If you’re already using smart technologies like a Google Home or an Amazon Echo smart speaker, these components may work with and even enhance your DIY home security system. What’s more, systems like Iris allow you to create a fully integrated smart home experience. For example, you can use the smart system’s mobile app to turn on lights and the home security alarm when you’re away from home and control it by your voice when you are home. To learn more about home automation and DIY security systems, visit www.irisbylowes.com. (BPT) l

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IDEAS FOR KIDS LOOKING FOR SOME KID-FRIENDLY TECH GEAR THIS FESTIVE SEASON? HERE ARE SOME ON-TREND GIFT IDEAS, FEATURING ENGAGING CONTENT FOR KIDS.

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Wearable Tech Wearable tech is a great choice for energetic kids, as it seamlessly integrates innovative technology into their active lifestyles. For even more value, consider devices that combine fun with learning. For instance, with the Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2, they can take pictures and videos, play games, tell time and more. The durable watch features a sleek design that includes 55 customizable watch faces to help kids learn to tell time, as well as two cameras that allow children to capture everything from action videos to selfies that can be customized in the Silly Yourself app or made into new watch faces. Kids can also use the watch’s motion sensor for active play challenges or to track movements. The watch features an assortment of innovative games, including Monster Catcher, which uses augmented reality to help kids find and capture virtual monsters in the real world.

Gaming Systems Shopping for a gaming console? Seek out family-friendly options that offer opportunities for age-

durable drones with easy controls. Just be sure to look into local rules and regulations to be sure you’re flying in appropriate places that aren’t restricted. appropriate or educational gaming. Some consoles even provide parental controls, so monitoring use is easy.

Camera Fun Little cinematographers and videographers may enjoy the Kidizoom Action Cam 180, a 180-degree rotatable camera that takes photos and videos with fun features like slow and fastmotion. It comes with accessories needed to mount it to a bike, skateboard and more while taking action shots. The all-weather, water-resistant case allows for use up to six feet underwater, perfect for swimming and splashing. For even more fun, kids can play one of three included games.

Drones Kids have always loved flying toys and with the technological advancements in drones, they can be had at all price points with a wide variety of capabilities. For beginners, you’ll want to consider

Handheld Smart Devices With quality content and robust features similar to those found in parents’ smartphones, KidiBuzz lets children message over Wi-Fi to a parent-approved contact list. They can also push the talk button and send quick voice messages. Through the kid-safe web browser, users can visit popular pre-approved websites, and can also download Android apps. It’s also a multimedia player for listening to music and watching videos. Kids can explore silly stamps, frames and photo effects and use them to capture pictures and selfies or make their own videos with the 180-degree rotating camera. The device includes more than 40 learning games and apps and its bumper and shattersafe screen means kids can take it virtually anywhere. Make this festive season the most exciting one yet for kids, with great new tech gear that engages, informs and entertains. (StatePoint) l

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THE CITY OF PHOENIX, ARIZONA’S CAPITAL, IS LOCATED IN THE SOUTH-CENTRAL PART OF THE STATE AT THE MIDWAY POINT BETWEEN TUCSON IN THE SOUTHEAST AND FLAGSTAFF TO THE NORTH. WITH ONE OF THE LARGEST POPULATIONS IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST AND FAMOUSLY WARM WEATHER AMID YEAR-ROUND SUNSHINE, THE MYRIAD OF THINGS ATTRACTING FAMILIES TO THE AREA IS NOTHING SHORT OF IMPRESSIVE. 162

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s one of the most densely populated cities in the American Southwest, accommodation and entertainment options abound for tourists of all types. Shopping, fine dining, nightlife and family-friendly recreational activities keep folks engaged city-side, while the plethora of accessible mountains and hiking and biking trails draw outdoor enthusiasts in droves. In close proximity to Phoenix’s 300-acre Mountain Preserve and only a 15-minute drive from downtown, you’ll find the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. This SpanishMediterranean-inspired resort has held a firm reputation in Arizona for decades. In fact, the resort just celebrated its 40th anniversary with an $8.5 million renovation. The locale continues to be highly regarded as a prime property in Arizona—especially among traveling groups. The expansive 563-suite resort spans 27 acres in north Phoenix, and is a perfect respite for families in particular. For parents and kids seeking ample accommodations,


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adventure and a way to build lasting memories, there are many reasons multi-generational families will love the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. Here are my top eight:

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amenities along with their spacious accommodations. There won’t be any fighting over the television in your suite as each room features 2 televisions with an extensive cable selection. Duvet covers, a Hilton Serenity bed, granite countertops, a refrigerator and sink, spacious dining and seating areas, and a balcony are some of the many creature comforts and amenities families can look forward to.

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Four-acre water park. This is a feature that Mom, Dad and the kids will love. The River Ranch water park is a veritable Sonoran Desert oasis that features a lazy river, 130-foot waterslide, three different swimming pools, and even an 18-hole miniature golf course. Your brood could spend the entire day at the resort and never grow bored. Your group can also take a break with a quick bite and refreshing beverage at Slim Picken’s. Order tasty appetizers for the kids and maybe a frozen cocktail for yourself at this poolside hotspot.

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Built-in camp for the kids. The resort also features an awardwinning “Coyote Camp” for kids . Children learn about Arizona’s Western folklore as well as the culture and geography of Arizona. Each day offers a specific theme and kids may find themselves panning for gold, building a teepee, or hunting for arrowheads.

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Fab family friendly fare. If you want something quick and simple for lunch, the on-site Rico’s American Grille offers outdoor seating in a beautiful urban garden setting and a menu boasting locally sourced ingredients. Come dinnertime, take your crew to the resort’s timeless Hole-in-theWall Restaurant to catch up on all the activities everyone enjoyed throughout the day. The menu features many southwestern staples. While you eat, you’ll have a serene view of cascading waterfalls and the mountains. Hole-in-theWall is open for breakfast and lunch as well.

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Cactus Rock Creamery. When you need a reprieve from the Sonoran Desert sun, check out the resident store, “Rodeo Drive,” where you’ll find the Cactus Rock Creamery. At this old-fashioned ice cream parlor, the entire family can delight in a sweet treat to cool down and re-energize. And you can pick up a souvenir or two at the gift shop.

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to go carts to the super-fun Top Golf facility. Or, when families get their fill of the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park, and the myriad of museums, they can make their way to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve for scenic hiking and biking trails amid the beauty of outdoor Arizona. All things considered, the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is a fantastic family vacation spot with something fun for everyone. Since every room is a suite, you’ll feel right at home during your stay, while enjoying all of the amenities and activities the resort—and Phoenix at large—has to offer. The recent multi-million dollar renovations will undoubtedly help ensure that families continue to flock to this iconic location in the Valley of the Sun for years to come. l


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LINDA ASAF, WHO BEGAN HER PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN NEW YORK CITY BY RUNNING A NATIONAL FASHION COMPANY AND SUBSEQUENTLY LAUNCHING HER OWN LINE, IS A LEADER IN BRINGING THE WORLD OF HIGH FASHION TO AUSTIN, TEXAS AND BEYOND. SHE HONED HER FASHION DESIGN SKILLS BY LEARNING FROM THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY AND STUDYING AT THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. 168

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saf has shared resources with world-class designers such as Vera Wang, Bill Blass, and Badgley Mischka. Through this experience, she gained knowledge of the finest techniques and resources in the world. New York City was a defining experience and proved to be a cornerstone of her career. Asaf’s world-class runway shows feature international and local designers as well as premier retailers. Through passion, precision, and sheer adrenaline, she creates perfectly executed runway productions including the FULL TILT Fashion Show held during the UNITED STATES FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX™. On Friday, September 22, Asaf assembled 400 of Austin’s most influential guests to present the exciting debut of the RHYTHM Runway Show. The Show, masterfully emceed by former Miss Texas USA Holly Mills Gardner, proved to be Asaf’s biggest and most innovative fashion show to date, on par with shows at New York Fashion Week. RHYTHM featured original designs by Nha Khanh as well as Asaf’s new collection, ‘La Femme’. Special guest designer, Zoltan David - whose designs have won international acclaim – featured his exquisite line of fine jewelry. The talented experts of Jose Luis Salon managed beautifully the hair and makeup styling, with Jose Buitron himself on hand to approve, Retailers included Estilo, and FOUND, plus men’s wear lines Knot Standard, and Weathered Coalition. The show, held at The Vault Space, where 8,400sf was transformed into an electric experience that included live music by Collide. Their fierce string quartet and powerful DJ created a musical alchemy as the models made their way down the runway. Guests savored mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres, and of course, champagne! RHYTHM benefited the Women’s Symphony League of Austin and preceded their celebrated Jewell Ball hosted on Saturday, September 23. We extend many accolades to the Chair of RHYTHM and WSL member Lauren Wied, for her superb leadership in organizing this fashionable event. l William Jackson, Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

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Diseñador gráfico Presidente de What Taller Gráfico agudino@whatgrafico.com rpspanish@influential-magazine.com @centaurusve Empresa dirigida al diseño editorial y comunicación visual. Ex profesor universitario en el área de diseño en el Colegio Universitario Monseñor de Talavera. Amante de la fotografia de paisajes y de la buena comida. Fiel creyente que los seres humanos atraen su propia suerte.

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Edimar Torres y Alvenis Gudiño

Ingeniero en sistema y publicista Fundadores de @dulceequilibrio Respectivamente, ambos runners de corazón, amantes de la cocina saludable y creen que la mejor receta para la vida es sonreír.

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Médico cirujano www.solterosdrsira.com Egresado de la Universidad del Zulia. Médico sexólogo, graduado del Centro de Investigaciones Psiquiátricas, Psicológicas y Sexológicas de Venezuela. Expresidente de la Sociedad Venezolana de Sexología Médica, entre 1998 – 2001. Productor Nacional Independiente y conductor del programa “Piel Adentro”, transmitido por 92.9FM, desde el año 2004 hasta la actualidad.

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Especialista en dificultad de aprendizaje (lectura, escritura, cálculo, memoria y atención). En la actualidad se desempeña como docente con el fin de identificar y ayudar a los niños que requieran una atención especial.

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Profesora de educación física Instructora de Hatha Yoga Fundadora de wellnessbreak.cl @carlagonzalezislas @WellnessBreakCL Complementado su práctica deportiva de running y natación con el Hatha Yoga. Promueve la disciplina holística en empresas, escuelas y universidades de Santiago de Chile y Concepción, entregando herramientas a todas aquellas personas que deseen mejorar su calidad de vida.

Licenciado en Mercadotecnia Universidad UVM (Universidad del Valle de México) www.studiorm7.com.mx

Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas. Miembro de la Asociación Mexicana de Nutriología A.C (AMENAC). Asesor nutricional de la Escuela Municipal de Atletismo de Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Asesor nutricional del certamen de belleza Reinas Chiapas y consultor nutricional de manera particular.

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acné EN ADULTOS ES UNO DE LOS PADECIMIENTOS DERMATOLÓGICOS MÁS COMUNES EN EL MUNDO, Y OCURRE EN 95 % DURANTE LA PUBERTAD. SIN EMBARGO, A VECES, APARECE EN UNA ETAPA MÁS TARDÍA pesar de que el acné es un problema en los adolescentes, existe un aumento en personas mayores de 25 años. Hay dos tipos de acné en adultos: Acné persistente: cuando se presenta en la adolescencia y continúa después de los 25 años. Acné de inicio tardío: aparece después de los 25 años, sin brotes previos. Ambos son más frecuentes en mujeres, y los brotes inflamados aparecen en un 60-70 % durante el ciclo premenstrual.

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¿Qué características tiene el acné en los adultos? Las lesiones pueden ser inflamadas o no inflamadas, y las primeras son más graves porque son dolorosas y pueden dejar cicatrices. Comedones: se distinguen como puntos blancos o puntos negros en la piel. Representan una dilatación del poro con una retención de los desechos de la unidad pilosebácea. Pueden estar ausentes en el acné del adulto, y si están presentes, suelen ser en número escaso pero de grandes tamaños. Pápulas: comúnmente llamamos “granos”, y se encuentran inflamados. Pústulas: lesiones inflamadas que presentan punto blanquecino con pus. Nódulos: lesiones inflamadas subcutáneas, es decir, que el proceso está ocurriendo por debajo de la piel, y

La disposición del acné en el adulto suele ser en la zona U (mejillas, perioral y submandibular), mientras que en los adolescentes es en la zona T (frente, nariz y mentón). Aunque también pueden aparecer lesiones en pecho y espalda.

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son más grandes. Pueden evolucionar a abscesos o dejar cicatrices si se manipulan de forma incorrecta. En el adulto se localizan principalmente en el tercio inferior de la cara y pueden que no hayan ni pápulas ni pústulas. La disposición del acné en el adulto suele ser en la zona U (mejillas, perioral y submandibular), mientras que en los adolescentes es en la zona T (frente, nariz y mentón). Aunque también pueden aparecer lesiones en pecho y espalda.

¿Cuál es la causa del acné? El acné es una inflamación de las unidades pilosebáceas (folículo piloso y sus glándulas sebáceas acompañantes). Su origen es igual en adolescentes y adultos. Inicia con la obstrucción del conducto mediante el acúmulo de queratina (microcomedón) y con un exceso en la

producción de sebo, posteriormente con la actividad de una bacteria comensal Propinobacterium acnes, esto da como resultado una inflamación.

¿Qué factores pueden detonar o agravar el acné? Se han propuesto varios factores asociados al acné, y algunos aún no se han logrado aclarar completamente. Herencia: el factor más importante es el tipo de piel que se hereda. Las personas que tienen una piel con abundante secreción de sebo son las más propensas a sufrir brotes de acné. Estrés: existe una estrecha relación entre el estrés y el acné, durante este período se producen más sustancias proinflamatorias. Exposición a luz ultravioleta: la luz UV aumenta los procesos inflamatorios, por lo que en

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Spanish pieles susceptibles puede genera brotes o agravar los que se tienen. Obesidad y altos niveles colesterol de baja densidad (colesterol LDL): la obesidad es una enfermedad que favorece muchos procesos inflamatorios, y hay un inadecuado metabolismo de las grasa. Ingesta de alimentos: si bien no existe una relación precisa con los productos lácteos y los chocolates, si se ha logrado identificar en algunos pacientes que el consumo de alimentos ricos en azúcares causa un aumento en los brotes. Hormonas: especialmente en mujeres, se puede presentar en asociación con alteraciones en su ciclo menstrual, y puede o no estar asociado a desórdenes hormonales.

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Recomendaciones para el cuidado de la piel en pacientes con acné.

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Nunca exprimir, pellizcar ni rascar las lesiones inflamadas. Pueden empeorar o dejar manchas que tardan más tiempo en desaparecer. No aplicar medicamentos, remedios o cosméticos sugeridos por alguien que no sea tu dermatólogo. Atención con el aseo facial. Lavar el rostro en la mañana y en la noche puede ser contraproducente

y generar irritación. Además, de forma paradójica, favorece la aparición de más brotes. Remover el maquillaje con productos especiales. Las personas con piel grasa deben usar maquillaje específico. Busca las leyendas “oil-free”, “for acné prone skin”, o “non-commedogenic” Usar protector exclusivo para pieles con acné.

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¿Qué tratamientos existen para el acné? Hay muchas alternativas, pueden ser tópicas o por vía oral. El dermatólogo indicará cual es el mejor para ti. Actualmente, la isotretinoina es uno de los mejores medicamentos, es de uso controlado, por vía oral, y la dosis se calcula según el peso del paciente. Es un medicamento derivado de la vitamina A que actúa reduciendo el tamaño y la función de la glándula sebácea. Debido a sus efectos colaterales se ha estigmatizado, sin embargo, es un medicamento bastante seguro y de uso frecuente en dermatología.

¿Se pueden tratar las cicatrices? Las marcas en la piel son unas de las mayores preocupaciones de los pacientes. Se pueden realizar microexéresis de las cicatrices hundidas, láser CO2 fraccionado, peelings químicos, microdermoabrasión, micropunción eléctrica o radiofrecuencia. Todos estos procedimientos tienen sus indicaciones precisas para cada paciente.

Parece acné, pero no lo es… Existe un grupo de enfermedades denominadas reacciones acneiformes, es decir: parecen acné, pero no lo son. Son causadas por múltiples motivos: uso de esteroides tópicos o ingeridos, aumento en la ingesta o aplicación de vitaminas del complejo B, uso de cosméticos inadecuados, pacientes con mala higiene. Se presentan regularmente con un solo tipo de lesión de las ya mencionadas, mientras que en el acné casi siempre son dos o más. l

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LA NEUMONÍA ES LA SEGUNDA COMPLICACIÓN MÁS SEVERA EN LAS VÍAS RESPIRATORIAS Y SE DEFINE COMO UNA INFLAMACIÓN PARCIAL O TOTAL DEL TEJIDO PULMONAR

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sta afección puede originarse a través de diversas infecciones, bacterias, virus y hongos, pero también puede provenir de la inhalación de gases tóxicos o la presencia de algún cuerpo extraño en las vías respiratorias.

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La neumonía es la enfermedad de mayor incidencia en el mundo. Cada año mueren millones de personas, siendo los niños menores de cinco años y los adultos de la tercera edad, los más vulnerables. ¿La causa principal? Inmunodeficiencias congénitas o adquiridas. El aparato respiratorio cuenta con mecanismos de defensa que impiden la entrada de sustancias y organismos extraños a los pulmones. Uno de estos protectores son los vellos llamados cilios que están en las narinas, orofaringe, tráquea y bronquiolos; estos pelillos se mueven constantemente y expulsan moco desde los pulmones para ser eliminado por la nariz o boca a través de tos o estornudos, evitando que las partículas de mayor tamaño penetren y se depositen en los alveolos. El otro escudo se activa durante la inhalación de partículas entre 0.3 y 0.5 micrómetro que pueden llegar a los alveolos, pero son destruidas por el sistema inmunológico. Desafortunadamente, muchas enfermedades (rinitis, faringitis, traqueítis, bronquiolitis, asma bronquial, bronquitis) deterioran al sistema inmune y las personas se posicionan en estados vulnerables para ser atacadas por la neumonía. Por otro lado, la automedicación, el abuso de antibióticos no autorizados, el tabaquismo, el alcoholismo, la diabetes, el cáncer y otros trastornos, disminuyen las defensas naturales del cuerpo. También debemos añadir otros factores externos como la falta de lactancia materna, la desnutrición, vivir en hogares hacinados, exceso del uso de biomasa (leña o excrementos) en lugares reducidos y los cambios climáticos bruscos.

kPOR DRA. HERMINIA MORALES HERNÁNDEZ MÉDICO CIRUJANO / MÉDICO EN EDUCACION PERINATAL U.N.A.M ASESORA EN LACTANCIA MATERNA. | Facebook @perinatalcancun | Twitter@perinatalcancun | herminia_morales23@hotmail.com Según la OMS, la neumonía es la principal causa de mortalidad en menores de cinco años con una incidencia de 15 %. Por otro lado, 20 % de las personas diagnosticadas con esta enfermedad requieren atención hospitalaria. Las estadísticas arrojan que 5 % de las personas que reciben tratamiento médico por otras causas, padecen de neumonía. De hecho, entre 1-5 % de los individuos que llegan a un hospital contraen neumonía por infección nosocomial.

¡Atento a los síntomas de neumonía! Fiebre, tos, dificultad para respirar, astenia, adinámica, falta de apetito y mal estado general. Busca información en tu familia y confirma si tienen antecedentes de enfermedades crónicas respiratorias.

Seguridad y defensa contra la neumonía La lactancia materna exclusiva juega un papel muy importante porque la leche materna contiene poderosos agentes inmunológicos (inmunología pasiva). La madre protege a su bebé de enfermedades durante los primeros meses de vida y, a su vez, refuerza el sistema inmunológico. Es muy importante evitar usar fórmulas lácteas durante los primeros seis meses de vida del niño, así se previenen las alergias a la proteína de la vaca, siendo esta la principal causa de bronquiolitis y asma bronquial en los niños menores de cinco años, ocasionando procesos crónicos y hospitalización frecuente. l Evitar cambios drásticos de temperatura. Las temperaturas bajas dañan los cilios que mencionamos anteriormente. l Cubrir nariz y boca al momento de toser o estornudar. l Mantener una alimentación rica en vitamina C. l Estar hidratado con agua, no con refrescos. l Bajar el consumo de alimentos procesados.

La clave: prevención Cumplir con los cuadros completos de vacunación (rotavirus, influenza, neumococo). Extremar medidas en niños menores de 5 años y adultos mayores. l

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on respecto a esta enfermedad, México tiene una incidencia internacional en promedio de 7 al 12 %. En este país se observa un incremento directo en la obesidad y en el síndrome metabólico que afecta 12 % de la población, y lo mas preocupante es que antes se consideraba una afección en adultos, pero en la actualidad se detecta en personas en edad escolar y en adolescentes.

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El tipo de diabetes más frecuente en México es la tipo 2 sobre la tipo 1 y la diabetes gestacional. Por ello, el propósito de este trabajo es concientizar a los pacientes a cuidarse y tomar en cuenta estos pasos esenciales para su cuidado. No existe un tratamiento “mágico” para el control de la diabetes, pero estas cinco recomendaciones sirven para un

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LA DIABETES MELLITUS SIGUE SIENDO CONSIDERADA COMO UNO DE LOS PRINCIPALES PROBLEMAS DE SALUD A NIVEL MUNDIAL mejor control metabólico, evitar complicaciones y gozar de una mejor calidad de vida. Los latinoamericanos, generalmente, están acostumbrados a una dieta rica en carbohidratos (azúcar), grasas y pocas proteínas. El primer paso es cambiar estos hábitos y hacer ejercicio diariamente. Además, los pacientes deben ser asistidos por un diabetólogo, médico internista o endocrinólogo para monitorear todo el procedimiento.


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DIABETÓLOGO Y ENCARGADO DEL PROGRAMA MIDE (Manejo Integral de Diabetes por Etapas) en la clínica hospital ISSSTE en la ciudad de Cancún, México.

Hay que valorar y multiplicar la educación sobre la diabetes, y que el paciente entienda las complicaciones que puede sufrir en caso de no obedecer el tratamiento.

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La cantidad y calidad de los alimentos deben ser adecuadas y distribuidas en diferentes tiempos (desayuno, almuerzo, cena y meriendas). La Asociación Americana de Diabetes (ADA) recomienda que los hidratos de carbono (azúcares) deben ocupar 50 % de las calorías totales, las grasas entre 25 y 30 % y las proteínas entre 10 y 20 %. Las frutas deben ser pequeñas porciones y no “platos con todas la frutas posibles”. No se recomiendan los jugos. Los cereales (arroz, avena, amaranto, maíz, tortillas) y las legumbres (frijoles, lentejas, habas, garbanzos) también deben consumirse en cantidades justas. Evitar los ingredientes altos en carbohidratos como la papa, elotes y camotes. Es importante recordar que la dieta varía según las condiciones y requerimientos generales de cada paciente, el tipo de diabetes y su tratamiento.

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Control médica Acudir a las citas periódicas con el especialista. Por lo regular debe haber un chequeo cada tres meses si hay un buen control metabólico. El médico determinará las citas de acuerdo a la evolución del paciente.

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Ejercicio Debe ser medido en tiempo y frecuencia. La mejor disciplina para las personas con diabetes son los movimientos aeróbicos como caminar, trotar, bailar, bicicleta, tenis o natación. Se recomienda mínimo 30 minutos diarios.

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Bajar entre 5 y 10 kilos de peso, exceptuando aquellos que sufren de obesidad mórbida, puesto que deben someterse a una cirugía bariátrica en manos de expertos.

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Es indispensable cumplir con el tratamiento asignado, ya que junto a las demás recomendaciones significará la diferencia entre una estabilidad y una recaída. Los medicamentos son indicados exclusivamente por el médico tratante, no por el encargado de la farmacia, el vecino, un familiar o las publicidades en los medios de comunicación. Un punto importante se encuentra en la relación médico-paciente. Hay que valorar y multiplicar la educación sobre la diabetes, y que el paciente entienda las complicaciones que puede sufrir en caso de no obedecer el tratamiento. l


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no AL ACOSO kPOR MARISOL ALCALÁ PANTOJA PSICOPEDAGOGA | Facebook @marisol.pantoja.750 | solmari26am@gmail.com or esta razón quiero hablar sobre el bullying o abuso infantil, ya que de cualquier forma es un maltrato psicológico, verbal o físico producido entre escolares de manera reiterada a lo largo de un tiempo determinado. El acoso es una forma grave y específica de violencia escolar, un abuso normalmente intencionado y perjudicial. La persona que ejerce el bullying lo hace para imponer su poder sobre otros a través de constantes amenazas, insultos, agresiones o vejaciones, y así tenerlos bajo su completo dominio. Estas situaciones pueden durar semanas, meses o años.

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Las estadísticas muestran que 1 de cada 4 alumnos de entre 10 y 18 años le teme a sus compañeros, ya que el tipo de acoso que más predomina en las escuelas es la violencia emocional que se produce en el aula o en el patio, protagonizado por niños y niñas preadolescentes. Datos aportados por el Observatorio Argentino de Convivencia Escolar revelan que los maestros y padres son los últimos en enterarse del problema. Ante reiterados hechos de violencia el 57 % de los niños se calla, mientras que el 43 % se lo comunica a sus amigos, después a los padres y finalmente al docente.

El acoso implica tres componentes claves:

1. Un desequilibrio de poder entre el acosador y la víctima. Esta inestabilidad puede ser real o solo percibido por la víctima.

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CADA 19 DE NOVIEMBRE SE CONMEMORA EL DÍA MUNDIAL PARA LA PREVENCIÓN DEL ABUSO INFANTIL, UNA INICIATIVA DE LA FUNDACIÓN DE LA CUMBRE MUNDIAL DE LA MUJER (FCMM)

2. La agresión se lleva a cabo por un acosador o un grupo que intentan dañar a la víctima de un modo intencionado.

3. Existe un comportamiento agresivo hacia una misma víctima que se produce de forma reiterada.

¿Cómo saber si mi hijo sufre de acoso? • Cambio repentino en la asistencia a clase o en el rendimiento académico. • Le cuesta concentrarse; se distrae con facilidad. • Se va tarde al recreo y regresa pronto al aula. • Dificultad de aprendizaje.

• Falta de interés en los eventos escolares. • Deja de asistir a las actividades que antes le gustaban. • Solitario, retraído, aislado. • Escasas o nulas habilidades sociales / interpersonales. • No tiene amigos ni amigas o tiene menos que otros estudiantes; poco popular, suelen elegirlo de último o última para formar grupos o equipos. • No tiene sentido del humor o tiene un humor inapropiado.

¿Cómo evitar el acoso? • Detenerlo antes de que comience: debemos hablar con nuestros hijos sobre el acoso escolar. Es posible que durante la preadolescencia nuestros hijos tengan problemas para comprender los signos sociales, e ignoren el daño que pueden hacer. Tenemos que recordarles que intimidar a otros puede acarrear consecuencias de índole jurídica.

• Una casa libre de acosadores: los niños imitan las formas de comportamiento de sus padres. Estar expuesto a una conducta agresiva o un entorno demasiado estricto en casa, hace que el niño sea más propenso al acoso escolar. Los padres o tutores deben dar ejemplos positivos en la forma de relacionarse con otras personas y, naturalmente, con sus hijos. • Detectar problemas de autoestima: a menudo, los niños con problemas de autoestima acosan a otros para sentirse bien consigo mismos. Incluso los niños que gozan de cierta popularidad y aceptación pueden tener tendencias crueles. El papel de los padres es primordial para disminuir el acoso escolar. Además de supervisar a los niños, deben monitorear los contenidos que consultan en internet e implementar un modelo de educación con normas y sanciones. Pero sobre todas las cosas, entre padres e hijos debe existir buena comunicación. Es de gran importancia mantener buenas relaciones entre los padres, estudiantes, profesores y el transporte escolar, al igual que conversaciones individuales con las víctimas, los agresores y testigos. l NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2017 SPANISH

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responsabilidad S usan Sontag escribió: “El cáncer y el Sida son enfermedades consideradas misteriosas, en torno a ellas los prejuicios, las fobias y los miedos han tejido una red de complicadas metáforas que dificultan su comprensión y, a veces, su cura.”

Gran parte del trabajo del psicólogo es acompañar al paciente y afrontar el golpe laboral y social, que incluye a familia y amigos, que en ocasiones por falta de información, lejos de ser una comunidad de apoyo, complican aún más el proceso en el paciente, debido al estigma, mitos y tabúes que empujan a la discriminación y rechazo. El ejercicio del psicólogo en personas con el virus VIH-Sida, es informar, contener, fortalecer y reafirmar los recursos disponibles en las diferentes etapas, así como promover la prevención.

Interacción gradual La intervención psicológica está enfocada en tratar síntomas como ansiedad, tristeza, miedo, frustración, autorechazo y culpa. Ésta última se origina por la conducta directa del individuo sobre la presencia de la enfermedad.

kPOR CARMEN MORALES R. LIC. EN PSICOLOGÍA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE DE MÉXICO, Psicoterapeuta y sexóloga. Trabaja en el Instituto de Servicios Periciales de la Fiscalía General de Justicia del Estado de México. | Facebook @cmoralesr2 Programa de radio | www.8ymedia.com/ | meme996@hotmail.com

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LA INTERVENCIÓN PSICOLÓGICA ANTE UN PORTADOR DE VIH ES TRABAJAR CON EL IMPACTO DE LA ENFERMEDAD EN LA VIDA DEL INDIVIDUO; ES ASISTIRLO MIENTRAS SE ENCUENTRA EN LA ESPERA DE LOS ESTUDIOS, EN EL DIAGNÓSTICO Y EN LA CONMOCIÓN DE LOS DIFERENTES CONTEXTOS EN LOS QUE SE DESARROLLA

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Spanish Puede mostrar depresión, comportamientos de riesgo, aumento en la ingesta de alcohol, tabaquismo y sustancias toxicas.

cifras invitan a realizar un trabajo urgente sobre educación sexual de manera individual y colectiva para disminuir el contagio.

Si los pensamientos destructivos aumentan, el paciente puede presentar ideas y conductas suicidas. En este período el psicoterapeuta promueve acciones de protección que permitan continuar y mejorar la vida diaria.

Parte del trabajo de los educadores de la sexualidad es informar, compartir e intervenir, con el objetivo de reaprender a vivir la sexualidad de manera integral, esto incluye aspectos individuales de higiene, formas de relaciones afectivas y eróticas con responsabilidad y respeto.

Durante el tratamiento, uno de los riesgos es el aislamiento. Un apoyo de vital importancia será la inclusión a grupos, nuevas actividades y la búsqueda de orientación en alguna organización especializada. Otra de las funciones del acompañamiento psicológico es incentivar el cumplimiento del tratamiento médico; así como la contención en caso de efectos secundarios de los fármacos, ya que se corre el riesgo de que abandone la medicación.

Sexualidad y VIH-Sida En México existen cerca de 200 mil casos de VIH con una expectativa de vida de 40 años a partir del inicio del tratamiento. La vía de infección más frecuente es la sexual, y la edad promedio de las personas infectadas es de 24 años (Censida). Estas

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Desmitificar que el orgasmo a través de la penetración es la única manera de sentir placer, así como conocer métodos y técnicas que reduzcan el riesgo e incrementen la excitación, y concientizar sobre la prevención a través de métodos de protección en la práctica sexual.

Responsabilidad sexual Maters y Johnson refieren que hay individuos negados a aceptar que están infectados y retrasan realizarse una prueba que permita detectar la presencia del virus, como si con esta actitud la enfermedad desapareciera, nada más falso y peligroso para sí mismos y los demás. Sin embargo, con un diagnóstico oportuno, se lleva a cabo el tratamiento que puede proporcionar una vida con calidad, como con cualquier otra condición médica controlada.


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¿Qué puedo hacer para protegerme si tengo VIH-Sida?

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Sexo seguro: usar condón, protectores de látex y condón femenino. La efectividad del condón masculino depende de su uso correcto, así se evita el contagio de una enfermedad sexualmente trasmisible. Para llevar a cabo una vida sexual protegida es importante la responsabilidad con uno mismo y con la pareja; desarrollar la comunicación asertiva con el fin de favorecer el sexo seguro y soportar la presión de parejas sexuales que se niegan a usar los medios apropiados (Wong, Archivald, Chan-Roy y cols., 1994). Practicar con la pareja estímulos táctiles, visuales, auditivos u olfativos. En estos casos, se evita la penetración. Abstinencia. Autoerotismo: explorar nuestro cuerpo y estimular los sentidos, mediante fantasías, juguetes, objetos, etc. Sexo oral con condón o barrera bucal.

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¿Qué hacer para no transmitirlo a otras personas?

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Usar condón cuando tengas relaciones sexuales vaginales y anales. Comenzar y seguir los tratamientos contra el VIH. No compartir agujas, ni objetos punzopenetrantes. Evitar las perforaciones en el cuerpo y los tatuajes. Si la prueba de VIH es positiva, es importante comunicárselo a tu pareja actual y a las anteriores para que se realicen el examen. Profilaxis prexposición o “PrEP”, por sus siglas en inglés. El PrPE es el uso de un antirretroviral en personas seronegativas como método de prevención del VIH. No equivale a una “vacuna” o a un método que reemplace al condón para evitar la transmisión del virus y otras infecciones de transmisión sexual (ITS). Aunque este medicamento, más el uso de condón, disminuye el riesgo de contagio de manera importante, lamentablemente el precio es muy alto.

Lesiones dermatológicas en pacientes con VIH/SIDA Por Dr. Armando Lagos Dermatólogo

El paciente con VIH/Sida puede presentar signos en la piel y las mucosas que indican el grado de inmunodeficiencia, y que deterioran aún más su calidad de vida. Es frecuente que desarrollen reacciones cutáneas a algunos medicamentos y durante el síndrome de reconstitución inmune inflamatoria (en los pacientes que inician tratamiento con antirretrovirales). El prurito (comezón) es el principal síntoma que experimentan. La xerosis (piel seca) es otra afección común. La dermatitis seborreica aparece como placas enrojecidas con escama en el cabello (caspa), zona T, pecho y espalda. Los pacientes no tratados pueden tener infecciones que se extienden con facilidad como el molusco contagioso, herpes y verrugas virales. Los hongos en las uñas no responden de forma adecuada a los tratamientos. Los cánceres de piel se presentan en mayor riesgo en pacientes sin tratamientos; el más común es el sarcoma de Kaposi, son placas rojo violáceas que crecen de forma progresiva, generalmente en las piernas. Recomendaciones: • Aseo diario, con adecuado secado de todas las zonas corporales. • Usar cremas hidratantes. • No ingerir medicamentos sin aprobación médica. • Usar fotoprotector para pieles sensibles con tendencia a grasa. • En caso de notar cualquier lesión nueva o antigua con cambios recientes, acudir al dermatólogo.

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DISFRUTA EL FIN DE AÑO

sin remordimientos

kPOR L.N DAVID EDUARDO GIRÓN GUTIÉRREZ Licenciado en Nutriología por la Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas. Miembro de la Asociación Mexicana de Nutriología A.C (AMENAC). Asesor nutricional de la Escuela Municipal de Atletismo de Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Asesor nutricional de Reinas Chiapas. Consultor nutricional particular. L.N FRANCISCO RODOLFO HERNÁNDEZ ESTRADA Licenciado en Nutriología por la Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas. Miembro de la Asociación Mexicana de Nutriología A.C (AMENAC). Nutriólogo clínico del Hospital Comunitario de Tila, Chiapas.

CADA NOCHEBUENA NOS EXCEDEMOS EN COMIDA Y BEBIDA. LA CELEBRACIÓN ESTÁ A LA ORDEN DEL DÍA Y LO ÚLTIMO QUE NOS IMPORTA SON LAS CALORÍAS, PERO AL TERMINAR LAS FIESTAS NOTAMOS VARIAS TALLAS DE MÁS… ¿CÓMO EVITAR ESTE DESCONTROL?

al momento de elegir nuestros alimentos y tratar de organizar el menú navideño. No te preocupes, no estamos diciendo que dejes de comer los suculentos platos de esta temporada. La clave es la planificación, así podemos disfrutar estas fechas conservando nuestro peso ideal y nuestra salud. Estos son los consejos para que diciembre pase desapercibido por tu báscula:

n estudio realizado por la Universidad de Cornell en Nueva York, Estados Unidos, indicó que en promedio las personas suben entre 1 y 1.5 kilos en diciembre. Durante la investigación se percataron que los pacientes tardan cinco meses en bajar esos kilogramos y solo 20 % logra el objetivo. Entonces, ¿cómo podemos disfrutar de estas fiestas sin preocuparnos por descuidar nuestra salud?

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Generalmente, todas las actividades que realizamos en este periodo giran alrededor de los alimentos, porque es una de las mejores formas de demostrar gratitud, cariño y afecto. Es casi imposible resistirse a estos platillos, sin embargo, el gusto por la comida no se debe anteponer en el cuidado de nuestra salud. Por ello debemos ser precavidos

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1Visualiza:

escribe en una libreta cuales son los eventos de mayor importancia a los que debes acudir durante esta temporada (cena de Navidad y fin de año, posadas, bodas, cumpleaños, roscas de reyes, etc...). Esto te ayudará a resaltar los días en que estarás expuesto a mayor cantidad de comida.


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2Consume:

come alimentos ricos en fibra durante el día, estos te mantendrán saciado durante más tiempo (naranjas, manzana, mandarina, arroz integral). Además mejorarán tu digestión.

3Equilibra:

si vas a una fiesta en la noche, balancea tu alimentación durante el día. Es decir: si comerás mucho en una fiesta, come liviano el resto del día.

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Comparte: si la fiesta es en tu hogar, reparte entre los invitados la comida que sobró. Así evitarás las tentaciones al siguiente día.

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toma agua antes de cada comida; esto te mantendrá satisfecho.

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puedes elegir la comida escoge lo más saludable. Si te la sirven, come primero la ensalada, luego la carne y por último las pastas, sopas y tortillas,

si puedes: evítalas. Toma agua en vez de refrescos. Las bebidas alcohólicas rebájalas con agua mineral.

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Baila: así gastarás energía y lo que comiste puede pasar de largo. Recuerda que para mantener el peso se necesita un equilibrio entre la ingesta y el gasto energético. Si quiere comer más, aumenta tu actividad física.

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Calorías de los platos más consumidos en fin de año Platillo Cantidad Pollo relleno 100 gr Costillita frita 100 gr Carne asada 100 gr Pavo relleno 100 gr Ensalada rusa ½ taza Ensalada de camarón 1 taza Tostadas y tortillas 1 pieza Frijoles refritos ½ taza (110 gr) Aderezo a base de mayonesa 1 cucharada Vino 1 copa Refresco 1 taza Ponche 1 taza (245 ml) Uvas 12 piezas ( 1 taza) Frituras 1 paquete Pasteles, tartas 1 rebanada (60gr) Frutas en almíbar ½ taza (120 gr) Postres (flan, gelatina de mosaico y pie) 1 rebanada

Calorías 283 353 270 247 185 101 75 187 150 100 160 114 60 250 185 100 200

¿Cómo lo gasto? 30 min corriendo 30 min de crossfit 30 min de natación 40 min de zumba 30 de yoga ashtanga 15 min en bicicleta (16km/hr) 15 min trotando 45 min levantando pesas 10 min de HIIT 20 min teniendo relaciones sexuales 25 min en spinning 23 min de sentadillas 20 min caminando 25 min de pole dance 20 min en elíptica 10 minutos de boxeo 17 min saltando la cuerda

Las porciones y calorías fueron obtenidas del Sistema Mexicano de Alimentos y Equivalentes (SMAE).

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CHOCOLATE

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Sí, lo sabemos: el chocolate cura todo. Es el mejor amigo de la felicidad. El chocolate negro aminora la presión sanguínea y aumenta la sensación de tranquilidad; sus antioxidantes (polifenoles y flavonoles) son más potentes que muchas frutas. Otro punto importantísimo es que ayuda a producir anandamida, un neurotransmisor que evita el dolor y la depresión. Se recomienda consumir 40 gramos de chocolate al día para absorber sus privilegios.

Remedio infalible de la abuela. Ideal para las noches angustiosas donde no puedes pegar el ojo. El té de manzanilla posee flavonoides, sesquiterpenos y otros antioxidantes que alivian el cuerpo y producen sensación de bienestar. Recientemente, el Centro Clínico de la Universidad de Maryland, Estados Unidos, afirmó que esta infusión calma los nervios y promueve un sueño profundo y reparador. Dato: 1 o 2 tazas de manzanilla al día minimiza los efectos de estrés crónico.

La serenidad está ligada al rendimiento mental de nuestro cerebro, y el té verde optimiza su productividad. Aunque tiene cafeína, esta bebida tiene un aminoácido llamado teanina que protege al organismo de varios tipos de cáncer. Este noble brebaje te mantiene tranquilo pero sin sentir la pesadez de la somnolencia. Los polifenoles de esta infusión son los rivales ideales contra la ansiedad.

Además de su versatilidad en la cocina, este vegetal aumenta los niveles de ácido fólico, ayudando a mejorar el estado de ánimo. Este ingrediente oxigena al cerebro y le aporta balanceadas dosis de serotonina, un neurotransmisor que ayuda a liberar las hormonas del estrés. También tiene generosas cantidades de folato, un elemento esencial para mantener la calma en momentos de presión. Los espárragos son muy fáciles de añadir en nuestra dieta: al vapor, asados, a la parrilla y salteados.

Ya lo decía Popeye: “con una lata de espinaca soy más fuerte”. Lo que él no sabía era que también lo ayudaba a tranquilizar su cuerpo y estabilizar el ánimo. Este vegetal es rico en ácido fólico y en folato; su consumo estimula la producción de neurotransmisores como la serotonina y dopamina. Estudios confirman que las personas que comen más ingredientes verdes tienen menos posibilidades de desarrollar depresión.

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LAS COMPRAS NAVIDEÑAS Y LA ORGANIZACIÓN DE LA CENA DE AÑO NUEVO AGOTAN TANTO COMO UN MARATÓN. TE MOSTRAMOS ALGUNOS INGREDIENTES PARA ALIVIAR LOS SÍNTOMAS DEL ESTRÉS Y LA ANGUSTIA POR TODOS LOS PREPARATIVOS QUE SE VIENEN EN ESTAS FECHAS. LO IMPORTANTE ES DISFRUTAR Y COMPARTIR, ASÍ QUE OLVÍDATE DE LOS PROBLEMAS.

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Los dietólogos están de acuerdo en que la avena debilita el riesgo de padecer presión arterial elevada, diabetes tipo 2 y obesidad. Sus carbohidratos complejos estimulan la producción de serotonina y reducen el estrés en el cerebro. La mejor forma de aprovechar estos beneficios es con un plato de avena caliente con una pizca de canela, nuez moscada y clavitos dulces. Un completo desayuno de campeones.

Su fama está ligada a los placeres afrodisíacos y al entorno más seductor de la gastronomía universal. Sin embargo, este molusco es un Goliat colmado de zinc, un mineral que ha demostrado que baja la secreción de cortisol en el cuerpo, además de reforzar el sistema inmune. Un nivel bajo de zinc está relacionado con la depresión, la pérdida de memoria y la demencia, ¿qué mejor forma de equilibrarlo que con unas ostras salteadas al estilo oriental?

No es casualidad que un vaso de jugo de naranja siempre esté presente en el desayuno. La vitamina C disminuye la presión arterial y el cortisol (hormona del estrés). Estudios afirman que los tratamientos que involucran vitamina C ayudan a dilatar los vasos sanguíneos y protegen la salud cardiovascular. Por otro lado, este elemento promueve la producción de neurotransmisores como la norepinefrina para el buen funcionamiento del cerebro. Estos beneficios también se encuentran en las fresas, frambuesas, moras y bayas.

La vitamina B2 y E concentradas en las nueces (y en la mayoría de los frutos secos) mantienen equilibrados y felices a los neurotransmisores y ayudan a procesar una mejor respuesta ante situaciones de estrés y sensación de alerta. Se ha demostrado que las nueces revierten y previenen el envejecimiento cerebral, gracias a sus polifenoles y ácidos grasos que impiden la pérdida de memoria.

En este ingrediente nos volvemos a encontrar con la vitamina B, encargada de ofrecer un efecto calmante en el sistema nervioso. Uno de los mayores tesoros de la quínoa es que es libre de gluten, perfecta para las personas celíacas. También es rica en proteínas, así que aporta suficiente energía para afrontar el día a día. Este superalimento también ayuda al organismo en los procesos de cicatrización, estimulación cerebral, reconstitución y remineralización de los elementos que necesita el cuerpo.

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n algún momento todos iniciamos una dieta extrema para obtener una figura deseable porque creemos que nos hará feliz, pero ese tipo de regímenes alimenticios de 500 calorías, batidos y gotas milagrosas no aporta ni un gramo de felicidad. Aléjate de ellas porque inconscientemente asumirás un estado anímico poco saludable, estarás de mal humor y te torturarás. Estas reacciones son respuestas automáticas del cuerpo por la falta de nutrientes, es la forma que tiene tu organismo de gritar que pares y que no hay bienestar en lo que haces.

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Sí, con estas dietas bruscas perderás peso, pero tu cuerpo no estará saludable. Una vez que termines con ella y comiences a comer con regularidad, obtendrás el “efecto rebote”. ¿Por qué pasa eso? Porque tu organismo ahorra energía para compensar la falta calórica al que es sometido, el metabolismo se ralentiza y, por ende, la quema de energía es menor cuando retomas tu estilo de alimentación. A lo mejor no te das cuenta, pero con una dieta drástica también afectas tu entorno: te alejas de amigos y familiares porque te sientes infeliz viendo lo que comen y beben. El propósito de controlar nuestra alimentación es mantener una vida saludable y aunque

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nadie está obligado a seguirte, puedes influenciar a otros con los óptimos resultados que puedes lograr. Una dieta sana y equilibrada no implica tortura. ¡No se trata de comer lechuga y agua! Existen mil maneras de reestructurar la forma en que nos alimentamos y hacer de esa experiencia algo delicioso y divertido. Una dieta controlada ofrece resultados que te mantienen alegre, positiva y con mucha vitalidad, y no sentirás remordimiento cuando consumas algún alimento fuera de la línea, porque sabes que al siguiente día retomas tu estilo sano y sigues avanzando. Comer es uno de los mayores placeres de la vida. Si no te sientes bien con la dieta que llevas ahora, déjala y replantea tus objetivos. Sé sincero contigo mismo: ¿qué es lo que quieres? ¿por qué lo quieres? De esas preguntas dependen tus resultados. Adaptarse a este estilo de vida no es sencillo, pero cuando comprendes las razones adecuadas, la harás parte de ti. El plan es importante, pero la ejecución es lo que realmente cuenta. ¿La clave? Enfoque. l


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Galletas de mantequilla de maní

Tips: Esta merienda es ideal por la mañana. Acompáñala con una taza de té verde o con una taza de café siempre y cuando no lo hayas consumido en el desayuno.

Utensilios: - Bol de vidrio medio profundo. - Paleta de madera o plástico para mezclar. - Bandeja para hornear. - Tope de silicon para hornear o papel aluminio. Ingredientes: 1 huevo. 1/2 taza de mantequilla de maní natural, sin azúcar ni endulzantes añadidos. 1/3 taza de miel natural. 1/3 cucharadita de canela. Preparación • Mezclar todos los ingredientes hasta que estén adheridos y sin grumos. • Llevar la mezcla a la nevera por un lapso de 20 - 30 minutos aproximadamente. • Preparar la bandeja para hornear con el tope de silicón o aluminio (si usas aluminio coloca un poco de aceite de coco Pam). • Verter una cucharada a la vez de la mezcla sobre la bandeja dejando un espacio entre cada una. • Cocinar a 300 °C durante 10 - 15 minutos.

Porción adecuada: 2 galletas si estás en entrenamiento. 1 galleta si estás en un plan de pérdida de grasa y en este caso complementa con una porción de manzana.

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Andrea posee mucha vocación de servicio al cliente y con gran orgullo nos presentó su proyecto. No nos aguantamos las ganas de compartirles este ambiente que los cautivará. ¿Cuánto tiempo llevas en el mundo de la moda? “Soy una barranquillera amante del sol, mamá de dos varones, de un pug (su perro) y esposa de Diego Toro quien actualmente trabaja en Sony Music y tiene toda su vida dedicada a la música. Estar rodeada de tres hombres me hace sentir como la reina de la casa. Soy Administradora de Empresas y trabajé muchos años en el sector financiero, pero siempre tuve una pasión por la moda, motivo por el cual desde hace tres años estoy en esta área”. ¿De dónde nace tu gusto por la moda? “Nació con mi madre, por su pasión y vinculación al mundo del maquillaje. A ella le encanta comprar maquillajes y en su clóset tiene un espacio espectacular para arreglarse y quedar divina. Está

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vinculada en el sector desde que tengo uso de razón. Ella me concientizó sobre la importancia de cuidar el rostro y maquillarse de forma adecuada al lugar donde nos toca ir. Es muy elegante y con estilo, y todo lo que se pone le queda muy bien. Así empezó mi fascinación por la moda”. ¿Bog Fashion Lab es un sueño hecho realidad? “Sí, definitivamente lo es. Siempre me imaginé un proyecto grande y ser una empresaria en la moda”. ¿Hace cuánto tiempo creaste este proyecto? “Hace tres años después de desvincularme del sector financiero”. ¿Qué te inspiró a crear Bog Fashion Lab? “Me inspiró mucho el medio donde se desempeña mi esposo: la música. Los camerinos de los artistas antes de subirse a la tarima, ver el estilo de cada uno de ellos, ver las estrellas que son”. ¿Cómo definirías Bog Fashion Lab? “Es el camerino de la moda para los diseñadores latinoamericanos”. ¿En qué consiste este modelo de negocio? “En brindarle al diseñador una plataforma donde pueda exhibir y comercializar sus diseños”.

EN COLOMBIA SE HACE FRECUENTE ENCONTRARSE CON ALMACENES, MEJOR CONOCIDOS COMO SHOW ROOM, QUE SE CONVIERTEN EN PLATAFORMAS DE EXHIBICIÓN Y VENTAS PARA DISEÑADORES, ORFEBRES Y JOYEROS, TANTO EMERGENTES COMO DE TRAYECTORIA

¿Qué cosas vienen a corto, mediano y largo plazo con Bog Fashion Lab? “A corto plazo continuar con la satisfacción de apoyar al talento latinoamericano y aportar mucho más valor a la industria de la moda en Colombia”. “A mediano plazo desarrollar el modelo de franquicia para que Bog Fashion Lab esté en las principales ciudades de Colombia y Latinoamérica”.

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“A largo plazo llevar la marca a esferas internacionales, con un colectivo de diseñadores donde participemos en las pasarelas más importantes del mundo”. ¿Qué requisitos debe cumplir una marca para poder estar en Bog Fashion Lab? “Requisito único: pasar la curaduría realizada por un especialista que evalúa que la marca tenga identidad, piezas únicas, calidad en las prendas y buen gusto”. ¿Qué te diferencia de otros espacios que también sirven como plataforma para diseñadores? “El concepto, la organización y la exclusividad de los productos que recogen las últimas tendencias de moda nacional. Es una tienda que involucra el glamour en un espacio lleno de iluminación, diseño y asesoría personalizada que dan un excelente servicio a los diseñadores y al cliente final”. ¿Cuál ha sido la experiencia más gratificante en este proyecto?

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“Han sido muchas, pero las que siempre llevo en mi mente son haber acompañado a algunos de nuestros diseñadores a pasarelas internacionales como la New York Fashion Week, la visita de Custo Barcelona a la tienda en su paso por Colombia, y tener la satisfacción de que varios de los diseñadores que han sido parte de Bog Fashion Lab hoy tienen sus propias tiendas”. ¿Cuál es el sueño más anhelado con Bog Fashion Lab? “Que el diseño colombiano emergente sea reconocido cada vez más en el mundo y con esto abrir sucursales en París y Nueva York”. ¿Qué consejo le das a una persona que se está iniciando en el mundo de la moda o que quiere tener un proyecto como el tuyo? “Convierte los sueños en metas y ve tras ellos con pasión, dedicación y entereza”. ¿Con qué palabras quieres cerrar la entrevista para los lectores de Spanish InFluential? “Dios es nuestro mejor aliado en todas las cosas que emprendemos. Siempre debemos tener mucha seguridad y confianza en lo que hacemos”. l


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Capital fue organizado por Inexmoda, el instituto colombiano que genera herramientas de investigación, comercialización, innovación, capacitación, internacionalización y competitividad para los sectores textil, confección, distribución y otras áreas sensibles al diseño y la moda. La celebración, que ya alcanzó la tercera edición, reunió a diversas disciplinas de las factorías creativas de Colombia y las agrupó en tres ejes principales de difusión: BSmart, BFashion y BCool.

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DESARROLLADO EN LA CIUDAD DE BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, ESTE EVENTO SE EXPRESA DE MANERA NO CONVENCIONAL, Y EL CONSUMIDOR FINAL ESTÁ VINCULADO A TRES EJES DE LAS INDUSTRIAS CREATIVAS DEL FASHION SYSTEM: CONOCIMIENTO, MODA Y ESTILO DE VIDA

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Es el núcleo del conocimiento. Este año contó con 29 conferencias, 12 talleres y 2 conversatorios donde se desarrollaron temas como: materiales, creatividad, consumo, y el ejercicio fotográfico y audiovisual en el mundo de la moda.

BFashion Protagoniza el fundamento de la moda. Se abrieron espacios para marcas destacas y otras firmas jóvenes para que muestren sus talentos en las pasarelas. I am an individual by Noir Tribe fue la propuesta de Polite que inauguró el BFashion; mientras que el cierre estuvo a cargo de Julieta Suárez y Raúl Higuera con Líneas cruzadas. También estuvieron otros diseñadores y marcas: Ricardo Pava, Isabel Caviedes, A New Cross, Pink Filosofy con Arkitect y FUCSIA – Maestros AncestralesIsabel Henao-Aldea-Angel Jeans-MAZ. Los responsables de revelar las tendencias en maquillaje, estilismo y peinado para la temporada otoño-invierno 2018 fueron L´Oreal Professionnel y Maybelline New York.

BCool Fue el espacio dispuesto para socializar y entretener. 31 diseñadores actuaron como personal shoppers para atender al consumidor bogotano. La música, los cócteles y la oferta gastronómica, potenciaron esta faceta dirigida a todos los apasionados del Sistema Moda. Durante tres días consecutivos, Bogotá vibró con BCapital conectándose con lo mejor de las industrias creativas de Colombia. Ahora solo esperamos ver con qué nos sorprenderán en la próxima edición. l NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2017 SPANISH

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LUCIR FABULOSA YA NO ES UN PROBLEMA. ADQUIRIR PIEZAS DE USOS MÚLTIPLES SE HA CONVERTIDO EN UNA NECESIDAD PARA LA MUJER MODERNA, PERO LO MÁS IMPORTANTE ES QUE PUEDAS ADAPTARLAS CON FACILIDAD A TU OUTFIT PARA QUE DESLUMBRES TODO A TU ALREDEDOR.

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SI HAY ALGO QUE LOS SERES HUMANOS REFLEJAN A LO LARGO DE LA VIDA ES LA INFLUENCIA QUE RECIBEN EN SUS HOGARES, Y ESE AMOR CONSTITUYE UN PILAR FUNDAMENTAL PARA EL RESTO DEL CAMINO

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Belén formó junto a sus hermanos el GRUPO LEDO, cuya misión de trabajo se describe con sus propias palabras: “Tres hermanos, tres vidas, tres mundos. Arte, política y liderazgo”. Este simpático trio ha logrado diversificar sus oficios en distintas áreas tanto en la comunicación como en las artes escénicas.

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Subamos el telón para conocer lo que esconden estas páginas dedicadas a Belén Ledo y Ledox3.

Ser un personaje público requiere mucha madurez y prudencia debido a la influencia que generas en los demás. ¿Cómo asumes dicha responsabilidad? “Estamos en la era global, así que es necesario entender y discernir los mensajes que uno mismo ofrece al otro, ya sea en redes sociales, radio, TV o conferencias”. “El ‘escucha’ es mi herramienta para acercarme a la gente, sin importar de qué nacionalidad sea. Este ‘oído’ 24 horas fortalece mi ADN espiritual, y registra cuán


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generosa soy. Sensibilizar mi oído es un desafío diario y determina qué tipo de mujer soy”. “Mi esencia está en el espíritu con el que llevo adelante la información al mostrarla en las redes, en los medios y sobre un escenario”. ¿Qué papel desempeña actualmente la mujer hispana en la sociedad? “La mujer hispana de hoy rompió los paradigmas tradicionales: no depende del rol acompañante de un hombre, toma resoluciones propias, tiene autocontrol, influye en altas esferas políticas, empresariales,

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Spanish comunicacionales, sociales, artísticas y aporta una visión peculiar en el proceso de toma de decisiones desde su familia hasta las relaciones interpersonales”. “La mujer hispana es un eco que marca tendencia”. ¿Qué es el liderazgo? “El liderazgo se siente, se practica y aparece sin necesidad de que nos distingan como un líder. Se origina en la estima, la esencia, el amor propio y el carácter. El líder se relaciona con el influencer en un rol predominante, activo y funcional en el momento por el que transita”. Entre tus múltiples facetas, ¿qué es lo que realmente te entusiasma? “Me apasiona la transmisión de mi espíritu al otro: ya sea en un escenario, la radio, la TV, una conferencia o un photoshooting. La importancia de dar ‘alimento nutritivo’ repercute a largo plazo en una sociedad orgánica con una calidad de vida notablemente mejor y unas generaciones más sanas”.

La motivación no depende de la economía del país,

depende deencuentras cómo tu alma ”

Cómo mujer, ¿qué consejo quieres transmitir a los demás? “Deseo transmitir un nuevo espíritu altamente vinculado a la belleza interior, un espíritu noble, emprendedor, influenciador; un icono que se adapte a otros. No se trata solo de educación familiar, sino algo más profundo: reconocer con qué espíritu nos dirigimos a los demás”. “Mi deseo es trascender y no pasar de largo, que al mencionar mi nombre se revelen los mensajes que comparto y las transformaciones que he logrado en la sociedad”. ¿Cuál es la mejor manera de motivar a la sociedad? “La motivación es personal. La verdadera motivación va desde el interior al exterior; desde los tuétanos. El primer paso es hallarle un sentido a nuestro espíritu y cambiar nuestro ser interior. Un ejemplo máximo es Jesús como líder espiritual”. “Despojarse de toda carnalidad implica dejar atrás la envidia, los celos, el chisme, la crítica, el cinismo y el egoísmo para florecer hacia arriba y hacia afuera. Hay

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que pensar en el prójimo sin recibir algo a cambio. De esta manera, el pensamiento positivo nos inundará, nuestra visión será más amplia, los problemas serán resueltos y las relaciones interpersonales se sanarán porque hemos transformado nuestro ser interior”. “La motivación no depende de la economía del país, depende de cómo encuentras tu alma”.

¿Consideras que la humanidad está carente de amor? “Desde hace siglos, la humanidad sufre acciones incongruentes por la falta de amor. La violencia humana y de la naturaleza son productos del desinterés hacia ‘el otro’ y hacia el medio ambiente”.

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“El amor todo lo puede. A quien le falte amor, entregue amor; el que no lo tiene, pídalo pero diríjase a la fuente: Jesús. El amor físico afianza las relaciones, pero sin el condimento del amor espiritual muchas personas se desgastan”.

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Gretel Ledo

Magíster en Relaciones Internacionales Europa – América Latina (Università di Bologna), Abogada, Politóloga y Socióloga (UBA). Analista Política Internacional. Líder motivacional, conductora y emprendedora. | www.gretel-ledo.com | Facebook @Gretel.ledo | Twitter @GretelLedo | IG @ledogretel ¿Qué valor tiene la familia? “La familia representa lo más preciado para nosotros. Es la célula básica de toda la sociedad. La etapa crucial para cada ser humano está marcada por los primeros pasos y la infancia. Padres presentes dejan una huella única que resulta consistente a lo largo del tiempo. Sembrar amor en un niño, es sinónimo de una cosecha segura. Eso sucedió con nuestro hogar. Somos agradecidos con Dios por los padres especiales que nos brindaron amor, y hoy cada uno de nosotros tres podemos asemejarnos a cartas escritas portadoras de este universo que es brindarse al prójimo. Se arranca construyendo un hogar para liderar afuera. El ejemplo empieza por casa”. ¿Cómo es tu relación con la danza? “Inicié ballet a los tres años de edad. Con la secundaria me aboqué de lleno a los estudios y era difícil asistir al ballet por falta de tiempo. A mis 14 años una maestra le dijo a mi madre que no me llevara más al ballet, que no era para mí. Desoyendo lo que otros decían de mí, al año siguiente inicié tango. Bailar tango es otro mundo; un mundo al que llevé a mis dos hermanos. Años más tarde crearíamos nuestra propia compañía. Hemos viajado hasta China con nuestro espectáculo”. “Nunca des cabida a lo que otros opinan o dicen de ti. Escucha solo el latido de tu corazón. Dios tiene algo especial para tu vida. Hoy bailo tango, ballet, danza jazz y me siento plena”. Un consejo para la juventud. “Lo más importante para un joven es saber quién es y hacia dónde va. Sobre todo por una cuestión de edad, muchas veces se pierde el horizonte de la vida y allí es cuando inicia ese recorrido sin punto de llegada donde la frustración está a la orden del día. Ser apasionados y comprometidos en todo momento y lugar con lo que se hace puede convertirse en un norte seguro. Encomendar cada día de nuestras vidas a Dios. El Creador ya tiene planes especiales para cada uno de nosotros y claramente nos hará llegar a buen puerto”. 226 SPANISH

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Juan Pablo Ledo

Primer Bailarín del Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires. Director de su compañía TPT - Taco Punta y Traspié Company. Dancer Guest internacional. | www.juanpabloledo.com | www.tptcompany.com/ | Facebook @jpledo | Twitter @jpledo | IG @jpledo | Youtube Jpledo ¿Qué valor tiene la familia? “La familia es la base fundamental de una sociedad. Es el lugar ideal para crecer, desarrollarse con valores que no puede brindarte el exterior. La familia es contenedora, sostenedora, amiga, guiadora, llena de valores afectivos y espirituales. Sin ella, no estaríamos hablando de sociedad, sino de individuos que no se relacionan entre sí. Hoy la pérdida de valores es consecuente con la perdida de la familia”. ¿Cómo es tu relación con la danza? “Desde pequeño supe que quería dedicarme al ballet, sin embargo, también amaba hacer muchos deportes porque


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| www.grupoledo.com.ar | Facebook @Belen Ledo Roces | Twitter @bledoroces | IG @belenledoroces ¿Qué valor tiene la familia? “La familia es el secreto en el que se funde el crecimiento de una persona. Es necesario un acompañamiento y ‘escuchar’ es el acercamiento hacia el mundo real, con pruebas, tensiones y vallas por cruzar. En ese momento aparece el crecimiento hacia la madurez, época compleja donde buscamos referencias, adoptamos ideas, establecemos parámetros y damos luz a la personalidad”. “Padres ausentes versus padres presentes son un juego de ajedrez. La familia ordena, genera, moldea y ayuda. Buscar lazos buenos y con calidez humana y espiritual en la familia es la próxima ‘receta’ que debemos tomar en cuenta en este siglo”. ¿Cómo es tu relación con la danza? “A los 24 años me postulé para un nuevo curso del ABT de danza clásica de verano intensivo, y que aspiraba de corazón. Esa era la edad límite para ser aceptado. La admisión constaba en enviar un video con requisitos técnicos muy fuertes y un pago muy elevado. Me venía preparando arduamente sin saber que enviaría el material ahí, pero al enterarme de ese nuevo curso, sentí mi oportunidad”. me destacada en todos, como la natación y el fútbol. Mi familia me acompañó en mis primeras audiciones de ballet y supo respaldarme cuando lo necesité. Ellos me empujaron. Dios estuvo y está presente en mi vida como guía de mis pasos, y tanto en mis estudios universitarios como en bailar por el mundo, fue un plan perfectamente diseñado por él para que solo Dios se lleve toda la gloria”. Un consejo para la juventud. “Sugiero que se rodeen de gente revolucionaria, que inspire a seguir creciendo. Deben mantener vínculos sanos con valores puros. La dedicación y el esfuerzo que al principio parecen difícil de sostener, darán un fruto inmenso con el paso del tiempo”. “Ustedes, jóvenes, tienen fuerza y vitalidad, aprovechen el tiempo. Pueden cambiar una generación, un círculo pequeño y ver nacer a las personas que hoy serán líderes. Sean sabios, procuren hacer el bien, valoren los detalles pequeños, sean los mejores en lo que hacen, y Dios los recompensará”.

“El maestro que me entrenaba me decía que me faltaba unos seis meses más de preparación, pero las fechas no coincidían con la entrega del material. Mi focalización fue tan intensa que grabé el video con otra profesora porque no quería oír más obstáculos. Finalmente fui aceptada porque, sin lugar a dudas, ‘motoricé’ mi interior y lo sentí propio”. Un consejo para la juventud. “La juventud es el nuevo florecimiento, es lo que le da sentido a un país. Es una brecha encendida llena de pasión, gozo, aventuras y misterios”. “Mi consejo es que tengan cuidado con las decisiones que toman, las personas con las que se relacionan y los lugares que transitan. El sinónimo de la juventud no es equivocarse, sino enfocarse; no es imitar lo malo y descontrolado, es abrirse al mundo con frescas ideas; no es probar si de antemano sabes que es malo, es conducirse con cautela”. “Siéntete seguro, cree en tus conocimientos, alimenta tu ser interior y fortalécelo”. l NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2017 SPANISH

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EN OCASIONES, SE NOS HACE EXTRAÑO OBSERVAR QUE LAS FIGURAS PÚBLICAS DESARROLLAN FACETAS ALTERNAS MÁS ALLÁ DE SUS OFICIOS COTIDIANOS. TE INVITAMOS A CONOCER LA DIMENSIÓN MÁS PERSONAL DE UN HOMBRE SIEMPRE EN MOVIMIENTO

anuel Sáinz es periodista y entrenador físico y su imagen es una de las más reconocidas en Venezuela gracias a la credibilidad de su trayectoria no solo en el ámbito televisivo sino también radial. Él representa una institución en el periodismo venezolano, un oficio que comparte con la docencia como jefe de la cátedra de radio en la Escuela de Comunicación Social de la Universidad Central de Venezuela.

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Más allá de la cámara de televisión, la cabina de radio y las aulas de clases, nos encontramos con un hombre lleno de vitalidad, energía y optimismo que lo han llevado a fortalecer su espíritu y su condición física. Hoy en día se ha convertido en una referencia de la vida saludable, no en vano en su perfil de Instagram (donde

suma más de 61 mil seguidores) se lee la siguiente frase: “Que tu imagen sea fiel reflejo de tu interior”.

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El mayor reto como diabético fue asumir que lo soy y que debía realizar ciertos ajustes si quería tener calidad de vida.

Una vez asumido, todo fluyó ”

Muchas personas piensan que una alimentación saludable ligada a un correcto plan de ejercicios demanda una gran inversión económica, ¿compartes esta teoría? “Hipócrates ya lo decía hace más de 2000 años: ‘que tu alimento sea tu medicina y que tu medicina sea tu alimento’. El dinero que inviertes en una alimentación

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saludable se revierte en una economía a mediano y largo plazo, pero sobre todo, en algo sencillamente invaluable como la salud”. “Consumir una dieta balanceada con proteínas, carbohidratos y grasas de calidad es clave, al tiempo que se reducen o minimizan los alimentos muy procesados como harinas refinadas, azúcar, sal, alcohol, etc. En la medida en que incluyamos más verduras y vegetales en cada una de nuestras comidas, seremos más saludables”. “Otra cosa importantísima y que no tiene nada que ver con el precio o el tipo de los alimentos que consumimos es cómo comemos. Hay que respetar los horarios y no saltarnos ningún plato, hacer al menos tres comidas principales y dos meriendas y, cuando comemos enfocarnos en la comida, dejando el teléfono, la televisión o el trabajo a un lado”. ¿Qué mensaje o filosofía de vida le inculcas a tus hijos? “Que sean felices, honestos y útiles”. Menciona cinco alimentos indispensables en tu vida y qué aporta cada uno de ellos. Agua: aunque no es un alimento per se, es indispensable para mí. Bebo, al menos, dos litros de agua diarios. Aceite de oliva virgen extra: no solo es delicioso, sino que aporta omega 3 y es absolutamente saludable. Frutas de temporada: piñas, naranjas, lechosas, duraznos, melones. Leguminosas: son una fuente maravillosa de proteínas, minerales y fibras. Lentejas, caraotas, garbanzos y frijoles. Pescado: preferiblemente el pescado azul, porque es mas rico en omega 3.

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¿Cuál es la diferencia entre hacer dieta y tener buena alimentación? “Las ‘dietas’ no me gustan; son pasajeras. En cambio, tener una alimentación adecuada es algo permanente y que no requiere sacrificios”. NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2017 SPANISH

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¿Cuál es tu refugio para conseguir el equilibrio espiritual y emocional? “Mi casa es mi principal refugio, sin embargo, periódicamente voy a una abadía benedictina a orar y meditar”.

“Son puntos fundamentales también, aunque la alimentación representa más del 60 % de nuestra salud y se complementa con una adecuada hidratación y una rutina de ejercicios razonable”.

¿Cómo surge @PuraVidaMas? “En 2013 los dueños del Circuito Líder, la familia Contreras, me invitaron a formar parte de la nueva emisora que tendrían en Caracas y me propusieron un espacio dedicado al deporte amateur, luego a David Rondón se le ocurrió el nombre y yo junté todo eso y le di mi toque personal. En definitiva, PuraVidaMas es el resultado de un maravilloso equipo del cual yo soy la cara visible”.

Si entramos en tu cocina, ¿qué plato compartirías con nuestros lectores? “El desayuno es la comida más importante del día, les propongo mis panquecas: harina, leche, huevos, avena, afrecho, polvo de hornear y un punto de cacao en polvo. Las rellenamos con mermelada de naranjas amargas (hecha por mí) y queso guayanés. ¡Son deliciosas! Las acompañamos con un buen café expreso casero”. l

Muchos creen que ser saludable implica solamente el factor alimentación, ¿dónde queda la hidratación y la actividad física?

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Influencer en estilo de vida. Egresada de Parsons School of Design, graduada en Fashion and Jewelry Mayor. Social Media Branding, radio / IVC TV, Ilustrador

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arabescos El sueño de cualquier novia es casarse enfundada en una creación del gran Elie Saab, sobretodo cuando los invitados preguntan “¿quién te vistió?” y la afortunada pronuncia el nombre del famoso modisto libanés radicado en París.

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a nueva colección Otoño/Invierno 2018 está inspirada en un cuento de hadas árabe comprendido por nueve trajes con importantes detalles y bordados que de lejos son la perfección y de cerca una espectacularidad. Toda la opulencia de la más reciente colección Haute Couture by Saab se declinó en una propuesta donde cada una de las siluetas varía, además de ofrecer múltiples escogencias a las novias del próximo año y que desde ahora están buscando el vestido soñado. Por otro lado, una pequeña colcección cápsula muestra faldas corte A o con abundantes capas de tul.

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La novia Elie Saab no es minimalista, adora los detalles y el trabajo del atelier. Por esta razón, los nueve vestidos del “Teatro de Luz” Otoño 2018 reflejan una demostración de maestría, detalles en apliqué (la firma de Elie Saab), transparencia de las telas enriquecidas con rebordados y bordes de diminutas paillettes. El grupo de artesanos que realizan este trabajo magistral se encuentra en Beirut y la otra parte en la casa matríz de París, por lo que cada vez las colecciones de Elie Saab son más cotizadas y llevan a las novias su máxima inspiración y concepto de la elegancia contemporánea. l

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n medio de una atmósfera única y artesanal se desarrolló una historia que nació en el año 2014 en medio de cueros, hormas de zapatos y las metas de los creadores Camilo Sarmiento y Nicolás Pinzón. Ambos empresarios apostaron por el lujo en Colombia y ahora celebran la apertura de su primera tienda conceptual.El local está ubicado en la zona T, uno de los sectores más importantes de la ciudad, fue creado no solo por el éxito que ha tenido la marca en su trayectoria, sino pensando en las necesidades del mercado de la moda masculina en el país.

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Más allá de ser un lugar de compra, es un espacio de experiencias diseñado por el grupo de arquitectos Marca Diseño, quienes bajo la dirección de Camilo y Nicolás crearon un ambiente donde la madera, el bronce y el cuero dan vida al escenario de Argento & Bourbon. Los clientes viven un ritual de servicio exclusivo, al contar con una asesoría personalizada mientras disfrutan un vaso de whisky acompañado por un playlist diseñado para crear un feeling confortable.

Al entrar, aromas de chocolate, cuero y habanos cubanos conquistan a los clientes invitándolos a descubrir 230 metros de zapatos, maletas y cinturones que se convierten en un ícono para los empresarios bogotanos. Con un gusto impecable, cada una de las piezas expuestas reflejan la sofisticación y elegancia del hombre Argento & Bourbon: viajero, cosmopolita y arraigado a una tradición elegante que se comparte de generación en generación. l

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BEFF UNA INICIATIVA DE LA ASOCIACIÓN MODA SOSTENIBLE BARCELONA, CELEBRADA POR PRIMERA VEZ EN NOVIEMBRE DE 2014, Y CON UN GRAN ÉXITO DE PÚBLICO Y PARTICIPANTES EN CADA EDICIÓN k POR MARÍA ANGÉLICA CABELLO SILVA

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SBCN es la primera entidad de moda sostenible de España con socios en Europa, Estados Unidos, América Latina y Asia. Su objetivo es sensibilizar a la sociedad sobre las ventajas de la moda ecológica y potenciar su creación, producción, venta y uso.

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El festival cuenta con el apoyo del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona y la colaboración de numerosas organizaciones que apoyan la misma causa. Tanto en los desfiles como en bazares efímeros se podrán conocer marcas locales, diseñadores independientes y tiendas de moda sostenible. En las conferencias intervienen profesionales de primer nivel y se tratan diversos aspectos que atañen a la moda actual, como problemas sociales o de producción, y se ofrece una visión del camino a seguir y de cuál es el futuro de la moda.

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¿Qué es el BEFF? El “Bcn Ethical Fashion Fest” representa un festival pionero en España y en el sur de Europa enfocado en moda sostenible. Apuesta por una filosofía creativa y ética sin dejar de lado el estilo. Este año se realizó en el Disseny Hub de Barcelona del 9 al 11 de noviembre.

¿Qué es la moda sostenible? Es una tendencia dedicada a concientizar al mundo sobre cómo la moda puede ser más responsable tanto a nivel social como ambiental. El fundamento es apoyar la fabricación de ropa y accesorios que respeten el medio ambiente, la salud de los trabajadores, la reutilización de materiales y la producción con conciencia ecológica. “Queremos que la sociedad descubra que se puede vestir a la moda sin explotar las personas ni dañar el planeta”, reza la página web de MSBCN.

¿Quiénes lo fomentan? Diseñadores del slow fashion, proveedores de materias primas, talleres de confección, distribuidores, boutiques, periodistas y ciudadanos que han estado unidos para demostrar que la industria de la moda no tiene por qué estar reñida con los derechos humanos y el medio ambiente. l

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FANTASEA CON TU IMAGINACIÓN. DÉJATE SEDUCIR POR UNA MIRADA ENIGMÁTICA, EMBRIÁGATE CON UNA FRAGANCIA SECRETA Y SUSPIRA POR LOS DESEOS QUE DESPIERTA UN CABALLERO MISTERIOSO.

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México D. F CIUDAD DE CONTRASTES Y SORPRESAS UNA URBE MULTICOLORIDA QUE OFRECE PRECIOSAS ZONAS COLONIALES Y ARQUEOLÓGICAS, ÁREAS PARA COMPRAS MARAVILLOSAS, UNA GASTRONOMÍA INVALUABLE E IMPORTANTES ESPACIOS FINANCIEROS. EN FIN, MÉXICO D. F. NO DEJA INDIFERENTE A NADIE

ara disfrutar de este destino es recomendable programar las visitas y planificar los recorridos dentro de la ciudad y, a su vez, agregar excursiones específicas que permiten saciar, en conjunto, la esencia mexicana. Antes de llegar a México D. F. reserva a través de la red o una agencia de viajes el ticket del autobús turístico por 1 día, este servicio dispone de interesantes

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Una de las zonas más verdes y naturales se encuentra en el Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones con una extensión de 1.866 hectáreas de bosques en conjunto con tiendas de recuerdos, caminerías, dulcerías, restaurantes y la posibilidad de cabalgar. ¿Sabías que México fue un virreinato gobernado por el Emperador Maximiliano de Habsburgo? En el parque podrás visitar el Castillo de Chapultepec, la que fuera residencia de este monarca austriaco y actualmente funciona como el Museo Nacional de Historia.

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paradas que se ajustan a tu conveniencia y tiempo. Este típico bus rojo cuenta con un guía que narra información destacada sobre atracciones y zonas de la ciudad. Si prefieres pasearte en bicicleta el sistema Ecobici (https://www.ecobici.cdmx.gob.mx.) es ideal. El Paseo de la Reforma es un punto obligatorio donde verás el símbolo de la ciudad: El Ángel Dorado de la Independencia. El Zócalo o la Plaza de la Constitución es la plazoleta más grande de Hispanoamérica y la segunda en el mundo, y no puedes perder la oportunidad de presenciar alguna celebración. A su alrededor se alzan notables edificios como La Catedral Metropolitana de Ciudad de México, el

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Palacio Nacional, el antiguo edificio del ayuntamiento y el edificio de Gobierno. La Zona Rosa y la colonia de Polanco son las mejores áreas comerciales y donde están los restaurantes vanguardistas, centros comerciales, boutiques, bares, galerías de arte y un sinfín de opciones recreativas.Anota en tu lista el Museo de Cera de México D. F. y el Palacio de Bellas Artes. De igual manera, debes visitar la Casa Azul - Museo Frida Kahlo, uno de los sitios culturales más valiosos. Si deseas sumergirte en las leyendas mexicanas, toma una excursión a la ciudad maya con sus pirámides de Teotihuacán; allí contemplarás la pirámide del Sol, la pirámide de la Luna, la pirámide de la Serpiente


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encontrarás el Mercado de San Camilito y numerosos puestos de comida con las mejores degustaciones locales y, obviamente, no puedes dejar de probar el famoso tequila. Emplumada, la Ciudadela y el Palacio Quetzalpapálotl, entre otras construcciones. Averigua la disponibilidad del espectáculo nocturno en Teotihuacán, una experiencia enigmática con cena incluida. Otro momento mágico es pasear por las tranquilas aguas de los canales de Xochimilco sobre las “trajineras”, unos botes coloridos decorados con papeles y flores. La isla de las muñecas y el mercado de flores son paradas maravillosas para conocer profundamente el empeño folclórico de estas embarcaciones. Pasar por la Plaza Garibaldi es regodearse con el armónico ritmo de los mariachis. Allí también

Cuando crees que México D. F. no puede sorprenderte más, aparece la Plaza de las Tres Culturas: la zona prehispánica está representada por templos, altares y palacios de Tlatelolco; el área colonial destaca por la iglesia y el convento de Santiago; finalmente en la etapa moderna del siglo XX figura un edificio de índole habitacional que completa las tres fases culturales de la plazoleta. Prueba las excursiones de 1 día que salen desde la capital hasta los primorosos estados de Puebla, Cholula, Taxco y Cuernavaca. De esta forma englobarás una espectacular visita a México D. F. y conservarás su magia, colorido y sabor. ¡Viva México! l NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2017 SPANISH

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UNA EXPRESIÓN ES EL RESULTADO DE LA VIBRACIÓN DE LOS SENTIDOS, Y EL MUNDO VISUAL DE JOAN GARCÍA RESALTA CON COLORES Y FORMAS QUE DAN VIDA A UNA ESPECIAL FORMA DE ARTE LLAMADA VANITIRA kPOR ARGENIS GUDIÑO ARTISTA DIGITAL ABSTRACTO JOAN GARCÍA MERINO FOTOS CORTESÍA DEL ARTISTA | www.vanitira.com | IG @vanitira Obra Carnavalesco 140x110

ste artista catalán fusiona la creatividad con la tecnología a través de un concepto abstracto y contemporáneo con la finalidad de ofrecer un impacto visual y una estética depurada sobre un lienzo, tela o madera. ¿En qué te inspiras al momento de iniciar una obra? “No tengo una inspiración o motivación concreta para crear una obra. Todo se condiciona por mi estado de ánimo y el momento que elijo para trabajar. Me encanta crear en la noche mientras escucho música”. “Cuando llega la inspiración lo hace de la mano con la dedicación y el esfuerzo. Es un proceso lento y prolongado, pero muy satisfactorio, incluso, más que el resultado final”. ¿Cómo defines técnicamente tu trabajo? “Quizá sea una de las preguntas más difíciles de contestar porque en mis creaciones utilizo diversas técnicas”. “Aunque no soy fotógrafo, algunas de mis piezas se pueden clasificar como fotografías digitales. Mis obras tienen la semblanza y la esencia de una composición pictórica cuya técnica podría definirse como tradicional o pintada a mano, pero no uso pinceles ni pinturas, utilizo una computadora como herramienta”.

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“Por esta razón, mi trabajo se puede llamar ‘pintura digital’ o, como yo prefiero decir, ‘arte digital’. Es un concepto más amplio que engloba cualquier proceso artístico mediante la tecnología; una conjunción de tradición y modernidad”.

“Bajo mi punto de vista la pintura tiene dos vertientes básicas: la creación y la contemplación”. “El artista crea por deleite o satisfacción y eso conlleva al proceso de creación y ejecución como medio de expresión. Por otro lado, está la fase de contemplación; es evidente que todo artista, después de acabar su obra, desea que el público la observe y la aprecie”.

¿Fusionas la pintura con alguna otra manifestación del arte o la cultura? “El arte digital es una fusión de manifestaciones artísticas, ya que puede incorporar técnicas tan variadas como la fotografía, la pintura digital, la pintura tradicional y otros métodos mixtos”. “Toda mi obra está fundamentada en dos pilares básicos: la creación digital y la fotografía analógica y digital. Espero añadir nuevas especialidades y evolucionar en mi proceso creativo”. ¿Consideras que la pintura abstracta es más apreciada que la tradicional o paisajista? ¿Por qué?

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“Como artista abstracto admiro profundamente las piezas clásicas o tradicionales por su técnica detallista y los increíbles planos de luz, aunque me emociona más una obra abstracta por la originalidad del concepto, la intensidad de los colores y la sencillez de los trazos. Me impactan más las sensaciones que me incitan al descubrimiento”. “No obstante, creo que la técnica utilizada en la pintura tradicional continúa estando más valorada que la expresión y creatividad que puede reflejar una obra abstracta”.

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“La pintura paisajista transmite imágenes reconocibles, mientras que la pintura abstracta te lleva a un mundo de imaginación e interpretación en el que se necesita la complicidad de quien mire la obra, lo que implica un esfuerzo más difícil de conseguir”. ¿El arte digital o la influencia de la tecnología ha desplazado el pincel, el óleo y el acrílico? “De ningún modo. El arte digital todavía está en un proceso de crecimiento y aceptación por parte del público y, en cierta medida, aún no cuenta con el respeto y la valoración adecuada por parte de los galeristas y coleccionistas”. “Todavía existen ciertas reticencias en el uso de la tecnología en el mundo de la pintura o del arte. Pero es verdad que poco a poco se va normalizando la situación y cada vez es más fácil encontrar una exposición de obra pictórica y digital”. ¿Tienes alguna paleta de colores preferida? “La elección de los colores viene muy marcada por mi estado de ánimo, aunque durante el proceso de creación no sea muy consciente de ello”. “Al revisar mis obras y sus tiempos, se aprecian colores más vivos y alegres, y otras más oscuras y apagadas. Los rojos intensos y los azules oscuros pueden ser mi denominador común”. ¿Trabajas por series temáticas? “No, ya que no parto de ninguna premisa preestablecida a la hora de encauzar una nueva creación. Me dejo llevar por lo que la obra me ‘pide’ hasta encontrar el punto focal que me permite concretarla; en ese momento adquiere una entidad y puedo darle nombre”. l

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GRACIAS A SU ATRACTIVA FUSIÓN ENTRE AUTÉNTICA COCINA ITALIANA Y LA ÚNICA MIXOLOGÍA DE LOS MAESTROS DE COCKTAIL CARTEL, ESTE LOCAL ESTÁ DESTINADO A CONVERTIRSE EN UN LUGAR OBLIGATORIO PARA MOMENTOS EXCLUSIVOS

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Spanish ituado en el corazón de Coral Gables, Zucca Ristorante & Bar es un espacio acogedor donde destacan los tonos suaves y detalles de oro rosa para ofrecer un ambiente delicado y de buen gusto. Su diseño involucra singulares piezas en madera para añadir una sensación orgánica. La recepción puede albergar hasta 150 personas en sus mesas individuales y sofás de cuero, pero para quienes deseen más intimidad, tienen a su disposición un comedor semiprivado para 18 personas.

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El menú acoge bocadillos livianos con algunas variaciones de mozzarella artesanal como búfala de campana y bocconcini, y quesos frescos como burrata y stracciatella. Las tablas de Erasmo Da Silva, charcutería con carnes y quesos CEO de Da Silva rebanados constituyen un viaje Hospitality Group Con más de 35 años gastronómico por diversas regiones de experiencia de Italia, desde Toscana hasta en la industria de Lombardía. Imperdibles el jamón de restaurantes, dio vida Parma, la mortadela, la bresaola, el al concepto de Zucca, parmesano, el pecorino y el Taleggio. supervisa todas las operaciones diarias del equipo culinario Simone Mua es el chef a cargo de y el desarrollo de nuevos las propuestas culinarias. A él se le elementos de menú para unen los sous chefs Fabrizio Piga, Ilaria el personal y las finanzas. Capuano y Antonio Alfano. Keiny Da Silva, vicepresidente del La carta brinda genuinos platos Da Silva Hospitality Group italianos como el Arancini di Riso con Es la portavoz Ragú Bolognese (crocantes bolas de de Zucca y dirige todos los aspectos risotto rellenas de boloñesa ragú y de la marca, mozzarella), Trofie al Pesto Genovese desde presentaciones (pasta trofie salteada con salsa pesto y y eventos especiales piñones), Ravioli di Zucca Burro e Salvia hasta compromisos (raviolis caseros rellenos de calabaza con los medios. y salteados con salsa de mantequilla y salvia), Tagliatelle ai Funghi (pasta tagliatelle casera salteada con champiñones y coronada con trufas negras y aceite de oliva virgen extra). El Branzino al Sale e Erbe (lubina mediterránea salteada y horneada) y la Fiorentina alla Griglia con Cannellini e

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Patate al Forno (filete de ternera en seco con frijoles cannellini y papas asadas) son otros platos insignes. Para limpiar el paladar y terminar la experiencia gastronómica con una nota dulce, Zucca ofrece varios postres italianos tradicionales como el tiramisú casero o la tarta de queso ricota con reducción de vino Marsala y salsa de almendras. Sin duda, Zucca Ristorante & Bar es una excelente opción no solo para los miamenses, también representa un punto de referencia y turismo para aquellos que deciden visitar El estado soleado. l


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La carta brinda genuinos platos italianos - Ossobuco - Spaghetti alla Bottarga - Branzino al Sale e Erbe - Tiramisu - Arancini di Riso con Ragú Bolognese

Zucca es uno de los pocos restaurantes en Coral Gables que seca carne durante 21 días en casa. Cada uno de los platos principales del menú puede completarse con ingredientes como brócoli rabé salteado en aceite de oliva y ajo o espárragos.

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Para algunos, el mes de diciembre se traduce en celebraciones, mientras que para otros la Navidad va más allá de los regalos y los brindis. Durante esta fecha converge la gratitud espiritual junto a la magia de estar en familia… La Navidad es una energía que nos impulsa a dar lo mejor.

Spanish InFluential se une a la felicidad decembrina y te ofrece, querido lector, artículos y consejos para sacarle el mayor provecho a esta noble temporada del año. ¡Felices fiestas!

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Regalar significa mucho más de lo que podemos imaginar. Lo más importante es entregar “algo” que simbólicamente representa nuestros deseos conectados con el amor y la esperanza

n obsequio se escoge con afecto, pues su destino es una persona especial. Seleccionar un regalo es casi un ritual, ya que implica elegir cuidadosamente lo que reflejarán nuestros anhelos. Dar un regalo con conciencia plena, es un símbolo de reconocimiento para la otra persona. Obsequiar es agradecer desde el corazón y la mente.

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DAMAS • Perfume inolvidable. • Pulsera, cadena con dije o anillo. • Set de maquillaje. • Cartera o bolsa. • Cámara fotográfica. • Elementos energéticos: dijes, colgantes o anillos de cuarzo para tener equilibrio y fortaleza en el año nuevo.

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ADIÓS AL na celebración permite a las personas la oportunidad de valorar los motivos que contribuyen de manera importante a darle sentido a sus vidas. En medio de tanto apuro, es sano y emocionalmente gratificante detenerse y compartir con seres queridos. Durante un festejo el esfuerzo es un recuerdo y la sensación que reina es el gozo. A través de estos actos, se abren oportunidades para conectarse con personas amadas y mantener siempre presente los momentos que realmente tienen valor y sentido.

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LAS CELEBRACIONES HAN ACOMPAÑADO A LA HUMANIDAD DESDE EL PRINCIPIO DE LOS TIEMPOS. SON RITUALES QUE SE LLEVAN A CABO PARA DESTACAR ALGÚN ACONTECIMIENTO ESPECIAL PARA UNIR Y REFORZAR LA AUTOESTIMA Y LA IMPORTANCIA DE ESTAR JUNTOS

¡Hasta la vista 2017! Para despedirnos de este año y recibir al próximo con las mejores energías, te entrego 10 recomendaciones:

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Pon en orden el clóset, la cartera y la billetera. Bota objetos que ya no utilizas, los que te traen malos recuerdos y los que estén rotos.

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termine el 2017.

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La última semana de diciembre haz una limpieza profunda en tu hogar y oficina. Mientras lo haces, visualiza que estás barriendo el ambiente de los malos recuerdos, los conflictos y las energías negativas acumuladas durante el año. Haz lo mismo con tu vehículo.

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Ordena tu espacio de trabajo, escritorio y computadora. Organiza tus carpetas, desecha los archivos inútiles.

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Antes de terminar el año, ten la despensa y la nevera llena de alimentos. Así recibirás abundancia y prosperidad.

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6Para atraer el buen chi, aumenta la luz en tu

hogar, coloca plantas y flores frescas.

7Pon sábanas limpias y perfumadas. Si puedes,

estrena lencería.

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El 31 de diciembre haz una ceremonia especial para recibir el año nuevo.

9En la víspera del año nuevo, prepara una lista

agradeciendo las cosas buenas que conseguiste durante 2017. Reconoce las metas que no lograste, los malos momentos y despídete de ellos.

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ESPECIALISTA FENG SHUI & TERAPEUTA SISTÉMICO FAMILIAR | www.giuseppepaladino.com

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comience el 2018, abre todas las ventanas y la puerta principal de tu casa para que entre el buen chi. Haz sonar campanas, pon música y escribe lo que quieres conseguir durante 2018. Si ofreces una fiesta de Navidad o llevarás invitados a tu hogar, ten presente estas sugerencias por feng shui para que tu reunión sea un éxito y atraigas buenos auspicios durante estas mágicas fechas: 1. Decora con muchas flores de colores yang (rojo, amarillo, naranja) como los girasoles o las aves de paraíso. 2. Coloca lámparas rojas, velas de té dentro de portavelas con forma de flor de loto, servilletas con motivos de feng shui como el símbolo de la doble prosperidad o velas flotantes en un bol con agua adornado con flores. 3. La comida debe ser abundante, deliciosa y colorida. Asegúrate de que estén presentes los colores de los cinco elementos. 4. Combina los platos, servilletas y cubiertos en la mesa con colores que evoquen prosperidad: rojo, dorado, plateado o púrpura. 5. Sé amable, cordial y agradecido. 6. Coloca música que los alegre a todos.

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Pigmentos como sombras en los ojos. Aplicar el delineador. Los productos usados en este paso fueron: Pigmentos Mac en tono verde, rojo y vainilla. Iluminador dorado y delineador de ojos líquido Fenty Beauty by Rihanna.

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kPOR | www.vidactual.com racias a nuestros amigos de Vidactual podrás preparar recetas sencillas y exquisitas para compartir con tu familia durante las reunines decembrina. Toma nota, ponte el delantal y sacude tus instrumentos de cocina para realizar un banquete memorable.

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• 2 cucharadas de mayonesa • 50 gramos de tocino • 1 pizca de sal • 1 pizca de pimienta • 60 ml de agua tibia

Mousse de champiñón Raciones: 2 personas Tiempo de preparación: 10 minutos Tiempo de cocción: 10 minutos

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Galletas con queso crema y salmón Raciones: 2 personas Tiempo de preparación: 15 minutos Ingredientes

• 1 paquete de salmón ahumado • 1 taza de queso crema

• 1 paquete de galleta para botana • 1 cucharada de aceite de oliva • 1 manojo de cebollín finamente picado

Portobello con guacamole Raciones: 2 personas Tiempo de preparación: 25 minutos Tiempo de cocción: 20 minutos Ingredientes

• 2 piezas de hongos Portobello • 1 aguacate • ¼ de cebolla picada • 1 diente de ajo picado • Jugo de medio limón • 1 jitomate picado • 1 manojo de cilantro picado • 1 manojo de romero picado • 1 chile serrano • 100 gramos de nuez picada • 1 cucharada de oliva • 1 pizca de sal • 1 pizca de pimienta

3. En un bol, mezclar el resto de los ingredientes: cebolla, aguacate, chile, Jitomate y cilantro. Añadir el jugo de limón y condimentar con la sal y la pimienta. 4. Rellenar los hongos con el guacamole preparado y espolvorear la nuez picada.

Instrucciones 1. Cortar el salmón en tiras de tres centímetros aproximadamente y agregar un poco de aceite. 2. Untar el queso en las galletas y colocarlas sobre el salmón, formando cilindros. 3. Espolvorear el cebollín. l

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CHEF PASTELERO | IG @randallsevillaa | IG @eldulceve FOTOGRAFÍAS TOPIARIO DE SUSPIROS | IG @joyarteydecoracion BUNDT CAKE DE NUECES Y CHOCOLATE ROBERTO RODRÍGUEZ MIJARES | IG @esosiquetetengo Topiario de suspiros Estos regalos de azúcar serán el centro de atención en la mesa navideña. Para prepararlos debes hacer un merengue francés y necesitarás una maceta o recipiente de tu preferencia, un palo o varilla de madera, una esfera de anime o telgopor.

EL DULCE SE CONVIERTE EN CARICIAS PARA EL ALMA. TE ENSEÑAMOS UN PAR DE BOCADOS LLENOS DE SABORES QUE TE TRAERÁN HERMOSOS RECUERDOS

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Merengue francés Ingredientes: • Claras de 4 huevos. • 1 taza de azúcar refinada. • 1 taza de azúcar glass. • El jugo de ½ limón. • 1 cucharadita de fécula de maíz. • Extracto de vainilla al gusto. Preparación: - Batir las claras de huevo a punto de nieve. Luego incorporar, poco a poco, el azúcar, la fécula o almidón de maíz, las gotas de jugo de limón, y una pizca de sal. Si lo deseas, añade extracto de vainilla. - Apagar la batidora cuando se formen picos duros y brillantes. Reservar hasta su uso. - Precalentar el horno a 120°C. - Verter el merengue en una manga pastelera con la boquilla de tu preferencia.


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Para la decoración:

• Nueces enteras al gusto.

• Cacao en polvo de buena calidad al gusto. • 200 gramos de chocolate para la cobertura.

• Granas y polvo de oro (opcional).

- Preparar una bandeja de horno con papel encerado, y sobre la misma comenzar a hacer la forma de pico de los suspiritos, presionando cuidadosamente la manga pastelera. - Llevar al horno por una hora o hasta que estén secos. - Retirar del horno y dejar reposar por otra hora. Con el merengue restante pegar los suspiros a la superficie del topiario (anime o telgopor). - Disponerlos en la mesa principal, y disfrútalos en familia y con amigos.

Bundt cake de nueces y chocolate Ingredientes: Para el bunt cake: • 4 o 5 huevos frescos. • 200 gramos de mantequilla sin sal. • 200 gramos de azúcar. • 100 gramos de papelón en polvo. • 150 gramos de nueces en polvo. • 10 gramos de polvo para hornear. • 1 pizca de sarrapia rallada. • 1 cucharadita de especies de repostería. • 1 pizca de bicarbonato de sodio. • Esencia de vainilla al gusto.

Preparación: - Junto con la mantequilla cremar la azúcar en un bol e incorporar las especies de repostería (canela, jengibre y clavo de olor), la vainilla y la sarrapia. Luego añadir el papelón y los huevos uno por uno. - Tamizar los ingredientes secos (harina, polvo de hornear, bicarbonato). Incorporar a la mezcla de mantequilla junto con las nueces en polvo y remover de forma envolvente. Evitar batir demasiado para no activar el gluten. - Verter la preparación gentilmente en un molde previamente engrasado y llevar al horno a 170°C por 45-65 minutos o hasta que al insertar un palillo de madera este salga limpio. - Dejar reposar por 8-10 minutos y luego desmoldar. Decoración: - Derretir el chocolate a baño María y después vaciarlo en una manga pastelera con punta fina lisa o en un cornette (cucurucho de papel encerado). - Dibujar círculos o líneas a tu gusto sobre el bundt cake y seguidamente espolvorear con cacao en polvo. Colocar las nueces y con un pincel fino espolvorear el polvo de oro. Finalmente, colocar las granas de oro. - Disfrutar en grata compañía. ¡Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo! Les desea El Dulce Casa de Pastelería. l

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Distinctive FLAIR

Distinción y gracia. Llegó el momento en que todas las miradas se posen en ti. Eres el centro y el alma de la reunión, alza tu copa y brinda por el glamour.

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| www.dianadieppa.com

FOTOGRAFÍA ARTUR SMETSKII | IG @art_smetskii EDICIÓN DEL LIBRO DE ARTE GIACOMO ZACCARON| IG @giacomozaccaron MODELO BIANCA DENISE | IG @bianca_denis3

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COLECCIÓN CARLOS BENGUIGUI 18-19 | www.carlosbenguigui.com FOTOGRAFIAS ELYS BERROTERÁN | IG @elysphotography | IG @modaccsmoda MODELOS GEORGE DELLINGER | IG @georgedellinger ELYS BERROTERÁN | IG @elysmcm FRANK LLOVERA | IG @fraankllovera NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2017 SPANISH

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NUESTROS AMIGOS DE ZUCCA RISTORANTE & BAR SE SUMAN A LAS CELEBRACIONES NAVIDEÑAS Y NOS BRINDAN CÓCTELES DE INSPIRACIÓN ITALIANA PARA SER EL MEJOR ANFITRIÓN DURANTE ESTAS FECHAS. SPANISH INFLUENTIAL les recalca evitar el consumo excesivo de alcohol. Si tomaste, no conduzcas.


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Aperol Frizz

La fusión entre Vodka Green Mark, té Earl Grey, salvia, extracto cítrico y finalizado con el toque del East Imperial Yuzu Tonic.

Un exquisito giro en el clásico Mula de Moscú. Elaborado con grappa en lugar de vodka. Déjate seducir por el sabor de la sandía, hierba de limón, jengibre y un chorrito de refresco de toronja.

Una versión congelada del imperdible italiano Aperol Spritz. Hecho con Aperol, Sauvignon Blanc, maracuyá y burbujas.

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UN ESTILO ROQUERO MUY CHIC Y ACTUAL CON CLAVES MEXICANAS QUE RINDEN TRIBUTO A LA VIDA Y QUE APORTAN LUZ Y COLORES. DESTACAN LOS DETALLES COMO LOS STILETTOS O CORONAS, ELEMENTOS QUE ENSALZAN EL PODER FEMENINO. ES EL MOMENTO DE UNA MUJER ACTUAL, SENSUAL Y SEGURA DE SÍ MISMA CON UN PUNTO DE BAD GIRL.LA COLECCIÓN INCORPORA PIEL DE ZORRO Y PLUMAS NATURALES DE AVESTRUZ COMBINADAS CON APLIQUES ARTESANALES COMO PIEDRAS MINERALES, FLORES Y PEQUEÑOS CRISTALES DE RESINA. SIN DUDA, ESTAMOS FRENTE A PIEZAS IRREPETIBLES.

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LA CAPTURA DEL ada fotógrafo ofrece una óptica y percepción distinta de cómo ve el mundo. En esta oportunidad conversamos con un personaje que crea imágenes ambientadas en una atmosfera elegante, mágica y delicada. Nos referimos a Flor Jacobs, una argentina que basa su talento en la metodología y la planificación. Ella es meticulosa y detallista, consciente de que los pequeños gestos pueden hacer grandes diferencias.

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¿Recuerdas cuál fue tu primera sesión fotográfica? “La primera sesión fotográfica pensada, por así decirlo, y no de manera azarosa, fue días después de comprar mi primera cámara. La hice en la casa y en el patio de una de mis mejores amigas. Teníamos la idea de representar con retratos conceptuales el libro de Gabriel García Márquez El amor en los tiempos del cólera”.

PARA QUE UNA FOTOGRAFÍA SEA PERFECTA SE EVALÚAN MÁS FACTORES QUE UN MODELO ESTILIZADO Y UNA HERMOSA LOCACIÓN

Hablando de la calidad que respalda el trabajo de un fotógrafo, ¿qué características necesita para ser relevante? “Lamentablemente, hoy en día ser relevante no viene de la mano con ser un buen fotógrafo. Si quiere destacar, debe retratar a personas muy conocidas y meterse en el ambiente. Con eso bastaría para sobresalir a nivel provincial, estatal o nacional”. “Ahora, si un fotógrafo además de relevante quiere tener un trabajo con una buena calidad y aspirar a un nivel internacional, lo primero que debe hacer es estudiar iluminación y técnica; lo segundo es ver muchas películas y fotografías para forjar criterio; y lo tercero es tener energía para invertir su criterio y sabiduría técnica en realizar producciones que lo lleven a tener un portfolio digno”.

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¿Tus fotografías son improvisadas o planificadas? ¿Cómo es el proceso creativo habitual en tus trabajos? “Hay un dicho que dice ‘las cosas improvisadas salen mejor’. Estoy totalmente en contra de eso. Lo veo como una justificación para una pobre preproducción. No creo que las producciones comerciales de Dior, Chanel y Louis Vuitton, que son las mejores del mundo, tengan principios improvisados”.


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“Mis mejores trabajos fueron aquellos donde tuve reuniones previas con el equipo, hubo un feedback con referencias y antes que llegara el día de la producción estaba definido el trabajo de cada quien: el maquillaje, el estilismo, el orden de los cambios de ropa, el scouting de la locación, la cantidad de cambios de ropa, el timing, los bocetos de tomas que tengo en la cabeza, etc. Sin embargo, son trabajos grandes y gozan de un tiempo de preproducción, lo cual no es habitual”. “Los clientes quieren todo para ayer. Con suerte hay referencias del resultado aproximado que quieren y las producciones terminan siendo 90 % improvisadas. No significa que queden mal o feas, pero es muy probable que un trabajo improvisado no llegue al nivel de una propuesta planificada con tiempo”. Cuando hablamos de fotografía, Photoshop y Lightroom entran en la ecuación. ¿Editas y retocas tus fotos? “Sí, edito mis propias fotos con esos programas. De hecho, hay muy pocos retocadores a los que les confiaría mis crudos para ser editados. Si algún día dejo de retocar es por la falta de tiempo y no por el gusto, de hecho, doy clases de edición y próximamente quiero vender cursos online, así que estén atentos”. ¿Prefieres fotografiar la belleza o el alma del retratado? Depende la persona. He trabajado con personajes muy bellos por dentro y por fuera, como Lorena Meritano, la combinación de sus facciones con su fuerza y dulzura han sido una de mis fotos favoritas. Pero también trabajé con personas muy superficiales que me dieron la impresión de estar vacías o tristes por dentro, en ese caso, prefiero rescatar el lado que la favorezca más en la foto.

k POR ARGENIS GUDIÑO

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FOTOGRAFÍA Y MODELO | IG florjacobs MAQUILLAJE (Y APRETÓ EL BOTÓN SOBRE TRÍPODE)

| Twitter @camirborsoi VESTIDO | IG @kikilepalmie ASISTENTE | IG @kaonuits

¿Qué tipo de fotografía nunca harías? “Alguna que promueva la droga, la pornografía o el satanismo”. ¿Cuánto influye la conexión entre el fotógrafo y el modelo para que el resultado sea óptimo? “No sé si esa conexión influye en mis fotos, porque todos somos profesionales y si queremos lograr buenas fotografías todos siguen instrucciones y sugerencias. Pero en lo que sí influye la conexión es en el ambiente

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de trabajo, la comodidad y las ganas de que te llamen una vez más. Una buena conexión es el resultado de una inmensa y fructífera colección de imágenes recopiladas a través de años de trabajo”. ¿Cuál ha sido la foto más compleja de obtener y qué imagen resume mejor tu trabajo? “La más difícil de todas fue la realización de una campaña con seis niñas entre 1 y 9 años. Había una bebé de un año y medio, ella caminaba y corría pero no hablaba ni seguía instrucciones de mí ni de su madre. Cada vez que la ubicábamos en el set (el cual era muy delicado porque era de papel) salía corriendo para otro lado y no podíamos mantenerla en el lugar más de medio segundo sin que se fuera o llorara”. “Esto amerita que les cuente cómo lo resolví: la niña jugaba con una caja de hisopos, los tiraba en el suelo y luego los juntaba y los guardaba en su caja. Después de muchos intentos fracasados sentándola o parándola en el set, recordé la caja de hisopos. Agarré un puñado y los coloqué en el sitio donde la niña debía estar. Eso me dio tres minutos para sacar la foto ideal”. “La fotografía que mejor resume mi trabajo es una de la editorial Coronation Day. Esa foto no sé si define mi trabajo pero definitivamente me simplifica como persona. Me fascina esa continua luz suave y cálida que golpea la piel de dos modelos sacadas de otra época”. ¿Qué consejos le darías a una persona que inicia como fotógrafo y que tiene dudas sobre cómo hacerlo? “Le recomendaría que mire muchos videos en YouTube sobre backstage de producciones fotográficas. Eso le enseñará desde la dirección de modelos hasta la iluminación y el equipo fotográfico ideal. También deber ir a Pinterest y observar fotografías editoriales para revistas y así cultivar un criterio propio”. “Además, pueden escribirme un correo electrónico si tienen más dudas. Contestaré gustosa a todos aquellos que se inician en esta profesión tan linda”. l SPANISH

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TOP ADL PANTALONES BUSTIER CALZADO BASCONI GUANTES DALY EXCLUSIVE COLLAR NASONPEARL CADENA Y PENDIENTES H&M

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No te quedes

por fuera

Así comienza un conocido refrán que se refiere al hecho de estar excluido de una fiesta, un negocio o cualquier otra situación en la que no somos tomados en cuenta. La guayabera es una prenda masculina que se usa por fuera del pantalón y es la pieza que completa la frase: No te quedes por fuera… como la guayabera.

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provechando el mes de la hispanidad, la herencia latina y el buen vestir de los caballeros, me aventuré sobre los orígenes de este elemento tan peculiar que a través de los años ha evolucionado como todo pero sin perder el ADN de su creación.

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Para mi sorpresa, la historia de las guayaberas es un secreto bien guardado, un misterio con algunas pistas encontradas en varios países, tanto así que diversas regiones se disputan su procedencia desde México hasta Filipinas, pasando obviamente por Cuba. Algo parecido a la arepa o el dulce de leche, que a todos nos gusta, pero no indagamos sobre su lugar de nacimiento para disfrutarlos con mayor gusto. Una de las versiones que encontré establece el génesis de la guayabera en tierras aztecas, concretamente en Veracruz y la Península de Yucatán. Esta teoría relata que a través del intercambio comercial la prenda llegó a las islas del Caribe a través de un galeón proveniente de Manila. Hay varias leyendas: una cuenta que en 1709 un campesino de Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, le pidió a su esposa que le hiciera una camisa cómoda y fresca para trabajar en el campo. La mujer confeccionó este invento sin saber que iba a popularizarse y versionarse hasta encontrarse en infinidad

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de estampados y presentaciones. Otro mito dice que un inmigrante español en el siglo XVIII montó una sastrería en la villa de Sancti Spíritus, donde vendía camisas largas con bolsillos cómodos para guardar tabacos y otros artículos pequeños. Aunque no está esclarecido, otra historia revela que la primera denominación fue yayabera, por usarse en la zona del río Yayabo. Pero se dice que los campesinos acostumbraban a recoger guayabas y guardarlas en sus grandes bolsillos, de ahí que cambiara pronto el nombre por guayabera. A pesar de los tiempos modernos y el avance de la industria textil, el lino y el algodón siguen siendo las telas predilectas y naturales que conservan el purismo de este invento que, al igual que el jean, se ha masificado. Nuestros abuelos las usaron pero hoy en día las bodas en la playa son una perfecta ocasión para rescatarlas. Tiene un aire vintage pero con porte latino, tradición y elegancia; es casual pero no sport. La versión femenina también se presentó


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FOTOGRAFÍA MARC TOUSIGNANT | www.marctousignant.com MODELOS HARRY LEVY | IG @HarryLevyA ALEJANDRO NONES | IG @alenones CHRISTIAN CARABIAS | IG @christiancarabias MAURICIO MEJIA | IG @mauricio_mejia WILLIAM VALDES | IG @williamvaldes GABRIEL CORONEL | IG @gabrielcoronel | www.gabrielcoronel.blog

al mercado, más entallada, con lazos y detalles brillantes. Hoy la mayoría de las tendencias en moda apuestan por mostrar y marcar el cuerpo, sin embargo la guayabera permanece inmune al corte slim fit, y la idea de frescura y comodidad prevalece sobre otras virtudes. Deberíamos tener al menos una, preferiblemente un color neutro porque la hace más combinable. Aun conservo una color azul cielo de un cortejo de boda en el que fui padrino y todos vestíamos igual. Eliminemos la errada concepción de que solo los señores mayores de 80 años esconden su barriguita en las guayaberas. Combina esta pieza con un pantalón o short y sandalias o mocasines, será un look que todos deberíamos probar y mostrarle al mundo que lo latino, está y seguirá de moda. l

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CHAQUETA KENNETH COLE NEW YORK

Es una chaqueta negra de lana texturizada y forrada, con un estilo urbano, perfecta para esta temporada.

$219 www.kennethcole.com

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OUD NOIR DE VERSACE Es una fragancia con notas picantes, con un corazón ardiente y notable, elegante y con textura, que revelan una gran fuerza hipnótica adictiva

57$ www.amazon.com

Presentación 100 ml Imagen www.johnlewis.com

RELOJ STAR WARS DE NIXON ¿Quién no ha sido fanático de esta saga? Este fabuloso reloj posee dial inspirado en la máscara de Darth Vader, logo Imperial en la manecilla de la hora, marcador de la Estrella de la Muerte a las 12 en punto, bisel giratorio de acero inspirado en el casco y la corona de Darth Vader que refleja la cámara de meditación hiperbólica de Darth Vader.

$ 550 www.nixon.com

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PULSERA STINGRAY DE DOUBLE BONE La pulsera Double Stingray, de la prestigiosa marca Double Bone una lujosa y única pulsera, 100% cuero genuino, plata de ley 925 y oro de 18K y PVD negro. Hecha a mano.

$ 275 www.doublebone.com

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BAYLISS VULC DE LACOSTE Calzado con estilo clásico ejecutado en cuero de primera calidad, suela de goma clásica, forro de contraste marrón. Un complemento indispensable para establecer tu estilo Sport-Chic. 334 SPANISH

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LE PETIT PRINCE BY KOMOREBI Dijes y cadenas elaborados a mano en plata ley 925, inspirados en el libro “Le Petit Prince” de Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Solo para mujeres que le gusta la lectura. www.komorebi77.com Fotografía Daulah Sosa

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BODY DE JOHANNA ORTIZ Body 100% algodón con corte relajado, que puedes usar en cualquier ocasión.

695$

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PANTALÓN DE CUERO PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI Pantalón de cuero ecológico de pierna recta de Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini presenta costuras en contraste y piernas rectas. Hecho en Italia. Te hará lucir absolutamente fabulosa.

595$

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CARTERA TOBY POMPOM BY KIKI GUEVARA Totalmente de cuero, con doble asa, una larga y otra corta. Esta versión color cereza metalizado te hará lucir deslumbrante tanto en el día como en la noche. (Disponible en diferentes colores)

140 $

Pedidos a través de los siguientes números: +58 4141160393 +57 3214199100 Envíos internacionales Fotografía Sabrina Zitti

CRYSTAL NOIR DE VERSACE Con un aroma muy femenino, seductor, sensual y una dulce mezcla de gardenia, peonía, ámbar, sándalo y azahar que hace que cualquier mujer se sienta elegante. Presentación 90 ml

47 $

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APPS POR LA vida l 7 y 23 de septiembre de 2017, la Ciudad de México, Chiapas, Puebla, Oaxaca y otros estados de la república mexicana, sufrieron el impacto de un gran sismo que arrasó con estructuras y, lamentablemente, tomó la vida de varios hermanos mexicanos. A pesar de tanta tragedia, nos levantamos y recibimos el apoyo de varios países, y por eso aprovecho para agradecer el valor de todos quienes hicieron lo necesario para rescatar vidas.

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EN CASO DE UN SISMO O UN DESASTRE NATURAL, EXISTEN APLICACIONES MÓVILES QUE PUEDEN SIGNIFICAR UNA DIFERENCIA ENTRE LA VIDA Y LA MUERTE kPOR JULIO ROMANO | www.studiorm7.com.mx

He estado frente a varios fenómenos naturales: los últimos terremotos de México, el Huracán Gilberto (8 de septiembre de 1988 con una velocidad de 295 km/h), y el ciclón Wilma (21 de octubre de 2005 con una velocidad de 295 km/h) donde quedé varado por más de 60 horas en la península de Yucatán. Debemos cultivar y difundir la cultura de prevención para evitar que este tipo de catástrofes destruyan más de lo que hacen. Por lograr este propósito, actualmente contamos con herramientas para evitar y minimizar los riesgos. México es un amplio laboratorio sismológico. En los últimos 12 años el Servicio Sismológico Nacional reportó 16.540 seísmos con magnitud igual o superior a 3.5 grados en escala de Richter. Es decir, que en este país se registran casi cuatro temblores diarios dentro de ese rango de magnitud*. (Fuente UNAM). A continuación: te presentamos una selección de aplicaciones capaces de

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notificar entre 30 y 100 segundos antes de que ocurra un sismo.

Skyalert Considerada una de las mejores plataformas antisismos (avisó con anticipación los terremotos del 7 y 23 de septiembre). El programa identifica la intensidad del movimiento telúrico, proyecta


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imágenes de volcanes, replica noticias veraces y está conectada con los principales medios de seguridad: cruz roja, policía, brigadas, etc. Su interfaz permite agregar cuatro contactos para ser localizados por sistema GPS. La aplicación emite alertas de prueba dependiendo de las zonas más propensas a estas sacudidas en los diferentes estados de México.

Alerta sísmica DF Tiene una versión de pago y otra gratuita. Es compatible con Android e iOS. Envía informes diarios sobre los pronósticos meteorológicos, y recibe vía push la alerta sísmica para el Valle de México emitida por el CIRES A.C.

Earthquake Rastrea sismos alrededor del mundo. Identifica magnitud de cualquier temblor y las frecuencias dependiendo de las selecciones que hagas en la herramienta. Disponible para iOS y Android.

Safe Live Un niño de 12 años creó esta aplicación que alertó dos minutos antes de que ocurriera el sismo del 7 de septiembre, mientras que el 23 de septiembre notificó en tiempo real las alertas sísmicas. Supera las 50 mil descargas.

911 Ciudad de México La famosa plataforma 911 diseñó una extensión enfocada para CDMX. La app puede detectar un sismo de magnitud cinco en adelante proveniente de las costas de Guerrero, y emitir alertas.

Auxiliares en tiempo real Cruz Roja mexicana Detalla los pasos que se deben seguir después de un accidente, una enfermedad o un fenómeno natural. La aplicación cuenta con videos que explican cómo recurrir a diversas técnicas de primeros auxilios, cómo protegerte durante un sismo, cómo escapar de un incendio, etc.

Una última recomendación: ten siempre cargado el celular o ten una batería externa.

Zello Una aplicación de tecnología push que funciona como un walkie talkie. Posee canales privados y públicos, transmisión en alta calidad y en tiempo real. Es una opción clave en caso de que fallen las líneas telefónicas.

Facebook La red social tiene una opción que se activa cuando hay desastres naturales para notificar a tus contactos en qué situación estás.

Bridgefy App de mensajería que te permite chatear aún cuando no tienes acceso a Internet. Solo basta con encender el Bluetooth para enviar mensajes a personas que están a 100 metros o menos de ti.

Bolsa de vida En nuestro hogar siempre debe reposar un kit de emergencias; debe estar a la mano y contener los siguientes artículos de primeros auxilios: • Documentos personales. • Baterías para dispositivos (se recomienda verificar cada seis meses la fecha de caducidad). • Batería externa de celular (se recomienda verificar las cargas cada mes). • Lámpara. • Radio. • Botiquín de primeros auxilios para sismos (existen diferentes botiquines de primeros auxilios). • Medicamentos generales y específicos según las necesidades de la familia. • Encendedor o cerillos. • Velas. • Guantes quirúrgicos. • Silbato. • Barras de cereal y chocolate. • Artículos de higiene. • Cinta adhesiva. • Copia de las llaves. • Muda de ropa. • Cobija. l NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2017 SPANISH

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Google Pixel Buds + Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel Buds son unos auriculares inalámbricos diseñados para ser utilizados con el Pixel 2. Cuya innovación se basa en poder traducir de manera inmediata en mas de 40 idiomas. Google Pixel Buds $159.00 Google Pixel 2 desde $ 649 o $ 27.04 por 24 meses con 0% APR Google Store Financing www.store.google.com/us/

BenjiLock

La innovación en candados digitales BenjiLock, solo necesita nuestra huella para funcionar. $80 www.twitter.com/BenjiLock

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Cozmo

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Kamigami Musubi Robot

Haz que la ingeniería de robots sea divertida y fácil, contruyendo un robot doblando hojas de plástico livianas y planas. Adicional podrás jugar con tu robot conduciendo, corriendo y luchando con la aplicación gratuita. $69.95 www.amazon.com

Google Clips

Diminuta cámara ‘point and shoot’ que es compatible con iOS o Android a través de su propia aplicación móvil. En dicha aplicación se irá almacenando todo lo que vayamos capturando. Clips será capaz de unirlas para crear pequeños clips de vídeo listos para ser compartidos. $249 www. store.google.com/us/

Purificador de aire Bell & Howell

Equipo con toma de corriente, elimina los olores, el humo, las bacterias, el polvo y el polen. $52.49 www.walmart.com

Televisor RCA 19” Class HD (720P)

Pantalla de 19 “ con luz de fondo LED, posee una resolución de 720p, función de temporizador de reposo y memoria de canal programable. $79.99 www.walmart.com NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2017 SPANISH

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huérfano ENFERMEDADES GENÉTICAS DEL SIGLO XXI EN MI VIDA, TRATO DE SER PRÁCTICA Y NO COMPLICARME POR NADA, AUNQUE A VECES ME REFUGIO EN LA FRASE “TODO PASA POR ALGO”. SIN EMBARGO, HAY SITUACIONES QUE ME MUEVEN EL PISO Y APARECEN LOS MIEDOS, LAS PREOCUPACIONES Y LA PREDISPOSICIÓN DE PENSAR EN UN FUTURO INCIERTO. kPOR CARLA GONZÁLEZ | www.wellnessbreak.cl

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es voy a contar la especial historia de mi hija. No espero milagros, pero hay momentos que me llenan de esperanza y siento que existe un Todopoderoso, que la fuerza del amor lo puede todo y que cada persona llega a nuestra vida para quedarse. Nada es coincidencia.

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Tengo dos hijas: Amanda y Julieta. Ambas nacieron al finalizar la semana 41 y fueron atendidas por el ginecólogo Álvaro Sánchez de Clínica Alemana, quien siempre estuvo presente para responder mis dudas y además me permitió crear un espacio de luz y paz para el alumbramiento de mis niñas. Después de su primer mes de vida, Amanda estaba en perfectas condiciones para viajar y, con la respectiva aprobación del médico, nos tomamos un descanso fuera de la ciudad. Ella crecía muy bien y cuando finalizaron las vacaciones nos mudamos a una ciudad más tranquila. Los cambios son para mejorar. Nuestra prioridad fue optimizar nuestra calidad de vida y emprender proyectos. Actualmente vivimos una situación especial con Amanda. A sus cinco meses de edad, el pediatra nos comenta que la niña presentaba un estrabismo en el ojo izquierdo y que debíamos visitar a un oftalmólogo y neurólogo. Me tomó casi un mes asimilar la idea de llevar a la niña a un neurólogo, pero el pediatra nos explicó que el estrabismo generalmente se relaciona con patologías neurológicas. Después de varias semanas consultamos a un neurólogo infantil y nos reveló su diagnóstico. Amanda podría presentar TGD (trastorno global del desarrollo), retraso psicomotor de seis meses y una hipotonía muscular con leve espectro autista. Mi hija debía hacerse un montón de exámenes metabólicos y la derivación a una genetista.

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pena por no saber a qué enfrentarme. Lo desconocido me inmovilizó, pero el estudio final disminuyó 50 % mi ansiedad y angustia. Lo que sucedería en largo o corto plazo me daba esperanza, pero hoy en día entiendo que el desarrollo de Amanda depende de cada uno de los seres que la rodean.

Ese mismo día comenzamos a trabajar con estimulación temprana, fonoaudiología, kinesiología y terapia ocupacional para que Amanda no se retrasara en su desarrollo. Queríamos un diagnóstico más certero, y pasaron meses para obtener el resultado de un estudio cariotipo, pero el análisis microarray arrojó algo concreto: síndrome de microdeleción 15Q 12.3Q 13.2. En el mundo existen 150 casos y cada deleción presenta características diferentes. Amanda considera TGD, hipotonía muscular, retraso en el lenguaje, retraso psicomotor y posibles problemas en el corazón. Luego de leer los resultados, reconozco que no sabía si llorar de alegría por tener una evaluación precisa o de

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Las personas llegan a nuestra vida en el momento preciso y debemos estar agradecidos por su bendición. La intención de compartir mi historia con ustedes no es por un desahogo personal ni un modo de hacer catarsis. El motivo es divulgar estas enfermedades singulares y raras, y lograr que algún día tengan apoyo gubernamental. Somos una familia normal y con propiedad digo que la vida nos presenta situaciones que podemos superar, que los amigos valen más que el dinero y ante eso quiero mencionar a todas las personas que han iluminado nuestro camino. Daniela Castillo, kinesióloga de Dinamed, fue nuestra primera angelita. Gracias a ella aprendimos cada ejercicio para trabajar en casa. En el Instituto Down de Concepción, la tía Dayana González y la tía Romina nos recibieron con mucho amor; ellas dedican su vida a trabajar con niños como Amanda y con otras condiciones especiales, estimulando su desarrollo con la ayuda de las familias.


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educadora de párvulo, hacen un trabajo maravilloso con las familias. Nos ayudan a mirar alrededor y entender que la constancia y el amor pueden revertir todo.

Jaime Sinay, amigo y alumno, quien bondadosamente siempre ha estado en la distancia apoyándonos con nuestra pequeña. ¡Gracias miles! Carola Opazo, quien también vive una situación parecida con su hija. Gracias a ella avancé por un sendero desconocido. Desde el principio, todos sus consejos me dieron fuerza. La admiro y es un ejemplo a seguir. Angie Yogui, que con mucho amor nos regaló un perrito para Amanda y que estamos seguros será de gran ayuda. El Teletón de San Pedro de la Paz, Concepción, nos recibió también con los brazos abiertos. Oscar, kinesiólogo; Viviano, terapeuta ocupacional y Rocío,

“Ser feliz es una decisión que debemos tomar todos los días, que no depende de las condiciones de vida que uno tenga, sino de la actitud con la cual enfrentamos los problemas, decide ser feliz” Pilar Sordo (psicóloga chilena)

Anita, la kinesióloga CCR de San Pedro de la Paz, refuerza todos los trabajos y comparte tips maravillosos. La familia de Concepción, quienes nos recibieron con los brazos abiertos cuando comenzábamos toda esta aventura. La maravillosa abuela Vovo, quien siempre está a nuestro lado para mimar y consentir a Amanda.Tata Samuel y Sonia que, a pesar de la distancia, están pendiente de la niña y se emocionan con cada pequeño avance. Agradecimientos especiales para Valeria, hermanita mayor de Amanda, que dentro de su ocupada agenda siempre dedica tiempo para estar con ella. A Julietita y a Marcelo, mi gran compañero de vida, gracias su apoyo incondicional. Todo este amor nos consolida y nos recuerda que la familia debe estar unida. En este momento tenemos la convicción de revertir el diagnóstico de Amanda, y aunque no ha sido fácil, porque a veces nos cuestionamos el por qué y el cómo. Sin embargo, después de varios días, llegamos a una pregunta más sana: ¿para qué?. Haremos lo imposible para que Amanda sea cada día feliz y lo más autovalente posible. l

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El rodillo MB2 proporciona un alivio específico en el cuello y la espalda, además de mejorar la flexibilidad y la movilidad. Este masajeador hecho en espuma de EVA se comprime para “agarrar” el tejido, fomentando el flujo de sangre y oxígeno para mantener sanos a los músculos.

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LA PALABRA “GRACIAS” PURIFICA LA ATMÓSFERA ENTRE LAS PERSONAS, SANA SITUACIONES DIFÍCILES Y FACILITA LA COMUNICACIÓN. GRATITUD VIENE DE GRATIA QUE EN LATÍN SIGNIFICA “DON”

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urante 2017 realizaste muchas actividades y emprendiste nuevos proyectos, fortaleciste amistades y encontraste otras, perdiste seres queridos, pero también llegaron nuevos miembros a tu familia. Tuviste momentos agradables y otros dolorosos, pero te hicieron crecer y planear nuevas tareas para el próximo año.

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Al desconectarte de ti mismo, se bloquea la circulación energética y no te permite recibir ni abrirte a lo nuevo. Si te abres a la gratitud, puedes transformar lo que aparentemente es malo en una nueva ocasión para conseguir lo que deseas. El agradecimiento te lleva a mirar el mundo desde un escenario con más bondad y paciencia; la preocupación, el miedo y las dudas se transforman y te acercan a tu propia sabiduría interior. Debes entender que todas las circunstancias, personas o eventos que llegan a tu vida son un regalo. La gratitud es una emoción que aparece cuando algo nos causa bienestar o nos libra de algún malestar o preocupación. Cuando sientes gratitud no puedes separarla del sentimiento de ser afortunado, amado o

Debes vivir en el aquí y ahora. Eres responsable de lo que recibes. Valora lo que otros hacen por ti. Busca el equilibrio entre dar y recibir.

apreciado. Cuando la gratitud es auténtica es capaz de transformarte a ti y a todos quienes te rodean. Una maravillosa forma de cerrar el año y ganar las energías propicias para lo nuevo que se avecina, es agradecer todo lo que aprendiste en este ciclo. Antes de que finalice el 2017, tómate un par de horas y escribe una carta de gratitud a cada circunstancia, buena y mala, recibida. Haz memoria, analiza y revisa la importancia de cada una de ellas. Esta misiva te ayudará a cerrar ciclos estancados. A continuación, te presento una breve guía para la carta: Yo, _________ estoy agradecido por la compra de mi nuevo apartamento. Yo,_________ honro y respeto la partida de mi padre que ahora se encuentra en un lugar maravilloso. Guárdala en un lugar especial. Durante el 2018, léela en momentos especiales para ver si transformarte con gratitud todos esos ciclos hasta que ya no sea necesaria leerla porque cada frase está dentro de ti. l

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t’s with great pleasure to welcome you, our faithful readers, to our November / December issue of Teen InFluential. As we wrap up yet another successful year of being the go to publication for teens and young adults, the team at Teen InFluential would like to extend a special thank you to our fabulous readers for an awesome 2017.

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We kindly appreciate your feedback and invite you to continue providing opinions and recommendations. It’s because of your feedback that Teen InFluential is diverse and appealing to all readers. Furthermore, as this year comes to an end, we encourage you to look forward to a dynamic 2018! In this issue, you will find a variety articles from anywhere in-between the Phoenix Suns to Making up with Makeup! As Teen InFluential is Dedicated to the Art of Living Well, we are excited to provide you with excellent entertaining ideas, ways to make mealtime meaningful, five apps that will beat any college care package, and much more! While you kick back, relax and enjoy this glorious issue, may you be intrigued and inspired by what you find within our pages. As you prepare for the months to come, the team at Teen InFluential would like to wish you a safe and joyous festive season. See you in 2018! Victoria Garcia, Contributing Writer for Teen InFluential -XOXO

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Mireya Luna

The Sports Watchdog Mason Kern, The Sports Watchdog, spotlights newsworthy current events and happenings in the world of pro, college and youth sports as well as notable sports and fitness gadgets and gear. Mason frequently appears as a sportscasting guest on various TV and radio programs, including Good Morning Arizona, KUSI-TV San Diego, NBC Sports Radio Phoenix and more. View his TV segment clips online at www.tinyurl.com/ TTWVideos. Reach Mason on Twitter @ASportsWatchdog, on Facebook at https:// www.facebook.com/ SportsWatchdog and on LinkedIn at www.tinyurl. com/TTW-LinkedIn.

Mireya Luna is a second year student at The University of Texas at Austin. She is pursuing a B.A. in Theatre and Dance with a focus in performance. Mireya has worked on a variety productions over the years in Houston as well as Austin. Aside from theatre, she is a self-taught makeup artist.

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It’s nearly inevitable to go through festive season shopping without that one person on your gift list who seems impossible to buy for.

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for the professionals in your life to Sarasa colored gel pens featuring rapid-drying ink technology that make planning and journaling a breeze. Find more budgetfriendly gift ideas at zebrapen.com.

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With the festive season just around the corner, give your loved ones a gift that keeps giving – the Omaha Steaks Tasteful Gift combo. This assortment of dishes has something for almost everyone, including tender Filet Mignons; juicy Top Sirloins; naturally lean, yet juicy Boneless Pork Chops; Potatoes au Gratin; and home-style Caramel Apple Tartlets. It’s a crave-worthy festive season gift, at a special, limited-time low price. Find more delicious festive season gift ideas at omahasteaks.com.

Save your hand-written notes, ideas and sketches digitally with Bamboo Folio, a smartpad that allows you to write naturally with a pen on any paper. Push the button to save your handwritten notes as digital files. With the Wacom Inkspace app, you can organize, edit and share your notes on your smartphone and tablet. Don’t worry if you’re not near your mobile devices – you can store up to 100 pages on the smartpad and sync later. Find more information at bamboo.wacom. com/smartpads.

A Stylish Stocking Stuffer When searching for stocking stuffers or a practical present for a relative, friend or workplace gift exchange, consider a Zebra Pen option. With a wide variety of pen types, styles and ink colors, there’s a high-quality pen for nearly everyone on your list. From the Steel Series line perfect

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through automated home gadgets. With the double oven and 50 percent more burners, you can maximize every inch of kitchen space. Learn more at geappliances.com.

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Cook with Innovation Cook with ease and confidence this festive season with the GE Cafe front control slide-in ranges with an industry-first six burners and a double oven. Make cooking less of a chore and add that “wow” factor to your kitchen with convenient Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to heat, set timers and even change temperatures

This festive season, spread the gift of gratitude and say “thank you” to the people in your life with merci Chocolates, a thoughtful collection of European chocolates. Each slim, stylish box contains eight unique, individually wrapped flavors, making it the perfect gift for nearly everyone on your festive season list. Find more information at merci.us.

Serving Up Pancakes for Good Make a morning meal that gives back. For every Pampered Chef Pancake Blender Bottle sold, the company will donate 11 meals to Feeding America®. As a bonus for the home chef, the recipe printed on the side of the container makes 6-12 pancakes or crepes. Simply add the ingredients with the cap that doubles as a measuring spoon and shake for an easy festive season breakfast – no extra dishes required. Find more information at pamperedchef.com/feedingamerica. (Family Features) l

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y giving money, time or material items, or partaking in other small acts of kindness, you can spread festive season cheer and help instill a sense of giving in others. To get started, here are some ideas you can put into action this festive season.

Donate to a Food Pantry Churches and food pantries are always in need of donations, and the festive season is a great time to help provide a meal for someone who may not otherwise be able to eat. Canned goods and other non-perishable items like cereal, oatmeal, rice, peanut butter, canned tuna and spices are often needed. Some pantries can also use non-edible items, such as soap and other toiletries, and simply donating money is always an option, as well.

Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen Because extended exposure to cold weather can be dangerous, soup kitchens and homeless shelters are often more crowded during this time of year. While soup kitchens and other aid facilities often see an influx of volunteers during the festive season, most are still grateful for the extra hands to help serve a meal or assist with other tasks around the facilities.

Host a Coat Drive Providing clothing, specifically coats, for the less fortunate during the colder months is another way to assist

those in your community. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a warm winter coat is considered a “budget extra” for nearly 15 percent of Americans living in poverty. National non-profit organization, One Warm Coat, is dedicated to providing a free, warm coat to any person in need. The organization has facilitated more than 27,000 coat drives nationwide and has a goal of collecting 1 million coats this winter in celebration of its 25th season of giving. Through its six-step process, the nonprofit provides all the tools necessary to hold a coat drive and to distribute the coats in local communities where they were collected. Learn more about how you can get involved at onewarmcoat. org/youcanhelp.

Attend a Benefit Event Concerts, theatrical performances, walks and other exhibits are often held during the holiday season with the proceeds going to benefit a local charity or service organization. Many community service clubs also offer benefit dinners or bake sales that can provide a positive impact for those in need in your area.

Giving is the true spirit of the festive season. However, in addition to gift-giving in the traditional sense, there are other meaningful ways to make a difference in your community and give back to those in need – including the 3.5 million people who experience homelessness each year, according to the United States Census Bureau – during one of the most critical times of the year.

Adopt a Family There are many organizations that can help you sponsor a family in your area to help provide gifts and other necessities for over the holiday season. Most can provide you with a list of items each family member needs and wants to make shopping easier. (Family Features) l

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A Book on Books From ancient masterpieces such as “The Art of War,” written on bamboo leaves to Chairman Mao’s “Little Red Book,” “Remarkable Books” delves into the stories behind the most incredible tomes ever produced, offering an insight into their wider social and cultural contexts. Alongside images of the books and manuscripts are close-up views highlighting interesting features, and biographies telling the lives of the people who produced them. This coffee table-worthy book makes a thoughtful gift for those with an interest in literature, art and design.

Take a Hike An illustrated account of human travel, from the first trade networks to space missions, “Journey” features evocative accounts, archival images, historical maps and artifacts of human migration

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arising from all manner of impulses -from the search for food to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure. Exploring the Natural World Discover Earth’s natural landmarks and the animals and plants that inhabit them with “Natural Wonders of the World.” From the granite domes of Yosemite to the reefs of the Bahama Banks, this unparalleled survey of the world’s natural treasures features landscape photography and illustrations with 3-D terrain models, and other explanatory artworks to reveal the geological processes that formed them.

Guide to the Masterpieces A visual celebration of artists from the Early Renaissance to the present day, “Artists” tells the stories behind their masterpieces, including the historical context in which each artist worked, their influences, creative development, friendships, loves and rivalries. From Donatello to Dali and Giotto to

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Giacometti, the book showcases artwork as well as images of artists at work, making it a great gift for anyone with an interest in art, art history or biography.

Touring Bollywood Mumbai’s charming movies, with vibrant costumes and epic song-anddance productions, have captured hearts worldwide since the early 1900s. “Bollywood” features film stills, plot timelines, star and producer profiles, plus historical insights, lesser-known facts and behind-the-scenes gossip on such iconic movies as Mother India, Mughale-Azam, Sholay, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and Bajirao Mastani. A colorful, glittering cover makes it stand out in any home library.

An Illustrated Epic “The Illustrated Mahabharata” brings the world’s longest epic to life. With more than 500 images showcasing India’s varied art forms, the book encapsulates the complete stories in an accessible way, providing details of the principal cities and kingdoms involved, a seamless weaving of Sanskrit text with regional variations and detailed family trees. It’s a great gift choice for mythology enthusiasts and history buffs. This festive season, there’s a coffee table book for everyone on your list -no matter their interests and aesthetic tastes. (StatePoint) l


While book lovers sometimes turn to digital for their literature fix, when it comes to coffee table books, print rules. Coffee table books are not only sources of knowledge, but also high impact art statements. For this reason, they make great festive season gifts.

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inter is harsh on skin for many reasons,” says Dr. Shirley Madhère, a New York City plastic surgeon with a holistic practice. “We must contend with cold outdoor air, dry air from heaters indoors, friction from rough or irritating fabrics and windburn.”Dr. Madhère offers these simple proactive steps to help maintain healthy, radiant skin during the chilliest months of the year.

Stay Hydrated. Water helps the body flush out toxins that leave skin looking dull. If you’re craving hot coffee or tea on a chilly day, be sure to consume lots of water, too, as caffeine and alcohol deplete the body of water. Moisturize with a cream or oil and then cover up to help prevent dryness -- especially feet and hands, which are prone to itching and cracking. Also try using a humidifier, but avoid hot showers that draw out moisture from the skin.

Eat a Balanced Diet. Maintaining healthy, radiant skin starts from within. Consume fewer fats and carbohydrates and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, which are natural antioxidants or anti-aging agents. Foods rich in vitamin C help fight free radicals that break down collagen, a process which causes wrinkles. Foods rich in antioxidants, such as pomegranates, are vital in maintaining healthy skin. Find fun new recipes to incorporate these key foods into your diet. Foods can also be used externally. A milk or honey and sugar scrub, for example, is an excellent gentle exfoliator to help remove dry dull skin cells.

Soothe Skin the Natural Way. When temperatures drop, consider switching out lighter facial lotions with a more

moisturizing and therapeutic Calendulabased cream. The Calendula officinalis plant, or Garden marigold, has been used topically for generations to heal skin irritations. “A Calendula cream can provide an allin-one solution to soothe many everyday skin problems,” says Dr. Madhère. She recommends a line from Boiron, an 80-year old French pharmaceutical company specializing in homeopathic medicines, which includes a cream and a heavier ointment. Calendula Ointment protects and heals rougher patches such as elbows and cracked heels, chapped lips and nasal skin irritations from colds. Both the cream and ointment are free of fragrances, dyes and parabens. To learn more, visit boironcalendula.com.

Stay Active. Increased blood flow during exercise helps nourish skin cells. Sweating also helps flush toxins, helping skin look more radiant. Stay motivated by joining a gym or learning a winter sport. Just be sure to change out of clothes wet from snow or sweat to avoid itching, inflammation and cracking. Although nothing can replace exercise, massages can significantly help circulation, too. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. If you’re relaxed and happy on the inside, it will show on the outside. Manage stress this season with activities such as yoga, pilates and meditation. For more beauty tips, visit Dr. Madhère’s website, TheNewAesthete.com. With some extra care in winter, you can enjoy beautiful, healthy-looking skin year-round. (StatePoint) l

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irst, I’d like to mention no one has the exact same skin tone or type. Most of these products work well for my medium, oily, yellow-toned skin. Regardless, these general tips should help narrow down the search for certain products. To begin: primer. Primers are the base for most makeup looks, though not always necessary, because they extend

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the longevity of your look. The best way, I find, to put on a primer is by spreading it on your fingers and gently patting it on your face. This would prevent any possible clumping of the product. Next, foundation. The brands I’ve discovered have the most variety in skin tone and type are MAC, Make Up Forever, NARS, L’Oréal (specifically their True Match line) and the newly-launched


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Fenty Beauty. They offer a wide selection for oily, dry, combination and normal skin. The foundation shade you choose should always be matched to your neck, rather than your hand or arm. This is because they typically have a different exposure to sunlight than your neck and face might. The way I suggest to apply foundation is by using a damp makeup blender sponge (Beauty Blender) or a dense foundation brush. Then, I apply concealer which would be Tarte’s Shape Tape concealer. A common practice is to pick a concealer shade a shade or two lighter than your foundation in order to highlight certain areas of the face such as under the eye, the forehead, bridge of the nose, the forehead and, sometimes, the chin. I recommend the concealer be blended in with a damp makeup blender sponge because it will help melt the product onto the skin. Afterwards, come the powder products: the setting powder (which I

don’t recommend for dry skin), bronzer/ contour, blush and highlight. These particular products go through many phases in terms of trends on social media. However, many of these trends are geared towards lighter skin tones and not so much medium-dark skin tones especially with highlighters. Some skin tones do not need bronzer but would benefit from contour instead. The idea of contouring and highlighting is to play off of the natural shadows and hollows of your face. Anastasia Beverly Hills is notorious for their line of contour kits, which I believe the best contour products on the market because of the quality and variety of shades. Highlighters become tricky because certain highlight shades can look chalky or too grey on darker skin tones. The highlight shades that I personally feel look best on medium to dark skin tones are golden and bronzy. However, there are certain pink shades that also can look gorgeous on these skin tones so long as they are not too pale and frosty. Brands that offer a variety of highlighting options are Anastasia Beverly Hills, Colourpop, and BECCA. The best places to apply highlight are the areas that the sun naturally touches, which would be the top of the cheek bones, the bridge of the nose and the cupid’s bow (which is the little area above the top lip). Finally, when it comes to lipsticks and eyeshadows there are a variety of colors that suit each individual. There are no real rules to wearing what makes you feel confident. Makeup is ultimately another form of selfexpression and an enhancement of natural beauty. l

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ENTERTAINING Know your audience. Will it be a family-friendly night? Will the movies screened have a theme -- such as all being by one director or set in the same city? Know who your audience is and select movies that best fit the bill.

Let’s all go to the lobby. You can further enhance your movie night and get the real movie theater feel with fresh popcorn and other authentic movie theater snacks, such as candy, soda and hot dogs.

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real movie theater experience in the comfort of your home with a projector like those from Casio’s LampFree Slim line-up, which offer quick and easy set-up and reliable, brilliant images.

everything you need to make for the comfiest movie night for all your guests. Have pillows and blankets on hand. Short on seating? Add bean bag chairs and other comfy seats that are easy to move around, if needed.

Make a night of it. Once you know what movie you are watching, consider making the entire gathering a theme night. Encourage guests to dress in costume. Do some research ahead of time and make snacks that go with the movie. You can even add trivia into the equation for an extra bit of fun. (StatePoint) l

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savory appetizer is set off beautifully by fresh, sweet grapes in this Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini. Festive, bright and refreshing, grapes are a versatile ingredient that take dishes to the next level, making them ideal for special occasions. Not only are grapes a smart choice to keep on hand for healthy snacking and everyday eating, the vibrant colors and flavors bring extra life to a basic protein. For a unique twist on a main dish, try dressing

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up chicken with an elegant addition like fresh grapes, as in these Seared Chicken Breasts with Grapes and Artichokes. The secret to a winning dessert is presentation, and the vibrant colors of red, green or black grapes lend just the right look to these tasty Mini Pavlovas with Lemon Cream and Grapes. What’s more, the juicy sweetness offsets the tartness of the lemon for an explosion of flavor perfection. Plan your next special occasion with the host of recipes at GrapesfromCalifornia.com.

Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini Serves: 8 - 2 cups quartered green, black or red California grapes (or a mixture) - 2 teaspoons lemon juice - 2 teaspoons honey - 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

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- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves - 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper - 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil - 16 baguette slices, thinly cut on diagonal - 8 ounces fresh goat cheese In medium bowl, combine grapes, lemon juice, honey, thyme, salt, pepper and olive oil. Spread each baguette with goat cheese and top with grape mixture. Nutritional information per serving: 200 calories; 9 g protein; 23 g carbohydrates; 8 g fat (36 percent calories from fat); 4.5 g saturated fat (20 percent calories from saturated fat); 15 mg cholesterol; 340 mg sodium; 1 g fiber.


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Teen Mini Pavlovas with Lemon Cream and Grapes Serves: 6 - 4 large egg whites - pinch of salt - 1 cup sugar - 2 teaspoons cornstarch - 1 teaspoon vanilla - 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream - 1/3 cup lemon curd - 1 1/2 cups halved California grapes - chopped smoked or tamari almonds (optional)

Heat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. With electric mixer on medium speed, in large bowl, beat egg whites and salt until firm peaks form. On low speed, add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until meringue forms stiff peaks. Whisk in cornstarch and vanilla. Divide meringue into six 4-inch circles on baking sheet. With large spoon, make indentations in middle of each. Place baking sheet in oven and lower temperature to 300 F. Bake 30 minutes

then turn off oven and leave baking sheet inside another 30 minutes. To serve, whip cream to soft peaks and stir in lemon curd. Dollop onto meringues and top with grapes. Garnish with almonds, if desired. Nutritional information per serving: 350 calories; 4 g protein; 58 g carbohydrates; 12 g fat (31 percent calories from fat); 8 g saturated fat (20 percent calories from saturated fat); 55 mg cholesterol; 90 mg sodium. A Fresh Approach to DÊcor Not only do fresh grapes’ lively flavors make for exceptional dishes, their vibrant colors can also enhance your table in other ways. Lend natural beauty to your decor while providing your loved ones with a healthy snack option with these creative ideas:

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ENTERTAINING • Arrange grapes in bowls, on platters or draped from a cake plate for attractive and edible centerpieces. • Dress snacking grapes up for the occasion by dipping clusters in liquid gelatin. Roll them in sugar, spices and finely chopped nuts to make a “frosted” finger food with a hint of crunch. • Colorful grapes lend a pretty pop when used as a garnish to decorate serving plates.

Seared Chicken Breasts with Grapes and Artichokes

- 2 cloves garlic, minced - 1 leek, white part only, halved and thinly sliced - 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano - 1 1/2 cups quartered artichoke hearts, frozen, canned or jarred - 1/2 cup dry white wine - 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock - 1 tablespoon lemon juice - 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest - 2 teaspoons butter - 3/4 cup green California grapes - 3/4 cup red California grapes - 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

Serves: 4 - 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (8 ounces each), butterflied lengthwise into 4 cutlets - salt, to taste - pepper, to taste - 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper, to taste. In saute pan over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add chicken breasts and sear 3-4 minutes per side. Remove chicken and set aside.

Add remaining olive oil to pan, along with garlic, leek and pinch of salt; cook on medium heat 2-3 minutes to soften leek. Stir in oregano, artichokes, wine, chicken stock, lemon juice, lemon zest and butter. Simmer 2-3 minutes then add chicken back to pan, basting each breast with sauce. Add grapes and simmer 3-5 minutes, or until grapes are just soft and chicken is cooked through. Stir in fresh parsley and serve. Nutritional information per serving: 320 calories; 26 g protein; 23 g carbohydrates; 12 g fat (34 percent calories from fat); 3 g saturated fat (8 percent calories from saturated fat); 70 mg cholesterol; 390 mg sodium; 5 g fiber. (Family Features) l

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eShine One of the best parts of fall is the chance to sample exciting new styles. From more versatile ensemble choices courtesy of the warmer weather to colorful accessory options – fall fashion is all about trying different things and having some fun with your look. Here are a few trends to keep in mind as you style yourself.

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Love to Layer Layering is a fun and especially convenient style for fall. Whether dressing up a camisole with a light sweater for a professional setting, or going with a trendier style for a night out with a denim or fringe vest, layering helps you to stay cool and still look amazing. The trend isn’t just for clothing, either. Layering is popular in jewelry as well, and the trend is embraced at top retailers like Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry, where specialists help guests embrace the trend in a way that best fits each individual’s style. There are a few general tips, however. When layering necklaces, it’s often best to start with a more petite style at the top and select a piece with some added presence for the longest option to frame the other necklaces. When pairing different bracelets, ground the selection with a more understated option, and integrate some dimension with a fashionable bolo bracelet.

accessories, such as scarves or jewelry. Integrating jewelry with stunning gemstones can add a sophisticated pop of color to any ensemble. Those looking for a treat will find just that with collections such as Le Vian, which offers a mix of vibrant gemstones, including the impressive Denim Ombre collection. Another popular collection great for summer styling, found exclusively at Jared, is Earthly Treasures Smithsonian. Featuring one-of-a-kind natural gemstones, such as London Blue Topaz and Rhodolite Garnet, in heirloom quality settings, the collection offers an elegant way to stand out, no matter where the season takes you.

Go for Gold Fall is a great time of year to complement with a fashionable accessory, and nothing stands out quite like gold. When thinking of gold accessories, jewelry is obviously a natural place to start.

To really make your style shine, try experimenting with color.

In addition to embracing the different shades of gold, many are gravitating toward mixed metals. When featuring the different shades of gold, white is often a good choice for the foundation, offering flexibility for pairing yellow or rose gold pieces.

One easy way to achieve this is to add a bold touch or two with stylish

During these final warm days of the season, let your style shine. (StatePoint) l

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Crowd-Pleasing FESTIVE SEASON POTLUCK IDEAS

Indulging in delicious food is one of the best parts of the festive season, and you’ll likely be in constant need of something tasty to take along to all those festive season potlucks.

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o be ready for any invitation, keep ingredients for your favorite recipes on-hand and use multipurpose kitchen tools, like a high-performance blender, to expedite prep time, quickly chop veggies or cheese, and blend everything from dips and batters to dressings and sauces. Not sure what to make for your next potluck? Here are some simple, crowd-pleasing recipes.

Appetizers Small-bite hors d’oeuvres are perfect potluck fare. Dips or spreads served with veggies and chips are quick to make and

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travel easily. Try a cashew French onion dip for a non-dairy version of the traditional favorite. Be sure to soak the cashews ahead of time to achieve a super-smooth texture. If you’re able to keep food warm, a hearty spinach artichoke dip with pita bread will satisfy guests’ cravings for comfort foods. Or, take a new twist on a conventional recipe with a cauliflower hummus. It’s extra creamy and has an added boost of veggies from the addition of roasted cauliflower.

Side Dishes Casseroles will feed a crowd and most can be served at room temperature. Made with russet potatoes and onions, a cheesy potato casserole with cornflake topping won’t last long at any gathering. It’s a satisfying substitute for traditional hash browns at brunch, and is great for all ages. Alternately, a vegetarian butternut squash casserole is a light, sweet complement to heavier potluck fare. Or, if you’re short on ingredients or inspiration, a frittata filled with cheese, veggies and protein (whatever you have on hand) will work. Bake or slow cook the frittata the night before and add a quick sprinkle of herbs or chives before packing it to go.

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Desserts If you have a sweet tooth, it only makes sense to volunteer to bring your favorite dessert. Save time by using a high-performance blender like the Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series blender to mix batter in advance for a big batch of almond cookies or snickerdoodles. If baking for a cookie exchange or large gathering, start early and freeze the cookies until party day. Cakes, pumpkin and apple pies are also easy to make ahead and freeze. Simply wrap a freshly baked, cooled cake or pie in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Before an event, defrost in the bag at room temperature. If your dish has multiple components, separate warm and cold items during transport and use insulated carriers to maintain optimal temperatures. Make something that doesn’t require a ton of prep time and equipment once you arrive, unless you’ve asked the host in advance. Bring trivets or serving utensils, if needed, and don’t assume the host will have extras. Don’t get caught unprepared this festive party season. The right ingredients and tools will make you a hit at any potluck, even at a moment’s notice. (StatePoint) l


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levate your festive season menu with freshly harvested ingredients like naturally sweet pecans. As America’s only native tree nut, the pecan boasts a proud heritage shared by the farmers who have grown it for generations – but this tree nut is more than a pie ingredient.

While the American Pecan Council’s Classic Pecan Pie is an ideal grand finale, consider including nutrient-dense pecans throughout the holiday season as a snack or in innovative pecan-filled dishes like Roasted Acorn Squash with Pecan Vinaigrette and Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf. In addition to being a versatile addition to your festive season feast, in each 1-ounce serving of pecans, you’ll get 12 grams of “good” monounsaturated fat with zero cholesterol or sodium, according to the USDA. Compared to other nuts, pecans are among the lowest in carbs (4 grams) and highest in dietary fiber (3 grams) per serving. For more seasonal recipes, nutritional information and cooking tips, visit AmericanPecan.com.

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Classic Pecan Pie

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 70 minutes Servings: 10 - 1 pie dough (9 inches) - 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled - 1 cup light corn syrup - 1 cup light brown sugar - 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract - 3 large eggs, lightly beaten - 1/2 teaspoon salt - 2 1/2 cups raw pecan halves Place baking sheet in oven. Heat oven to 350 F. Line pie pan with rolled out pie dough. Press into edges and up sides. Use fingers or fork to create decorative edge. Set aside. In large bowl, whisk together butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Add eggs and salt, and whisk until mixture is even. Fold in pecan halves.

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Teen Pour mixture into pie crust and spread evenly with spatula. Use pieces of aluminum foil to cover edges of pie crust. Place pie on prepared baking sheet and bake 60-70 minutes, or until pie is set in center. Remove pie from oven and allow to cool completely before serving or chilling. Note: Pie can be made 1 day ahead and refrigerated overnight. Allow pie to come to room temperature before serving.

Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Pecan Vinaigrette Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Servings: 4 Squash: - 1 small acorn squash - 1 tablespoon olive oil - 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Dressing: - 1/2 cup raw pecan pieces - 1/4 cup olive or pecan oil - 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar - 1 tablespoon maple syrup - 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Salad: - 3-4 handfuls baby spinach - 1 1/2 cups cooked farro - 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced - 1 ounce crumbled goat cheese Heat oven to 425 F. To create base, slice small part of one side of squash. Trim ends from squash, cut in half

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lengthwise and scoop out sides. Place cut-side down and cut squash into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place on sheet tray and toss with olive or pecan oil and salt. Roast until squash and peels are tender, 30-40 minutes. While squash is roasting, heat small skillet over medium heat. Add pecans and toast, shaking pan, until nuts are

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fragrant. Transfer 1/3 cup of pecans to bowl and reserve remaining pecans for topping. Add oil, vinegar, maple syrup and salt while nuts are still warm. Stir vigorously and set aside. In large bowl, combine spinach, farro, shallot, half the squash and half the dressing. Toss to combine then lay remaining squash on top of salad.


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Drizzle with remaining dressing and sprinkle with goat cheese and remaining toasted pecans before serving. Note: Acorn squash skin is edible but needs roasting long enough to make it tender. If unsure, use delicata squash or skinless butternut squash.

Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Servings: 12 - 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock - 2 cups water - 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg - 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

In medium saucepan, bring stock, water, nutmeg, ginger, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, cloves and cinnamon stick to boil. Add rice and bring back to simmer. Reduce heat to low and half cover with lid. Allow rice to simmer about 45 minutes, or until tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove and discard cinnamon stick. While rice is cooking, in large skillet, heat olive or pecan oil and butter. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add in butternut squash and cook, stirring often, until squash is tender and beginning to caramelize at edges, about 8-10 minutes. Add in apples and cook additional 3-4 minutes, or until apples soften. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, along with thyme and ground cinnamon. Stir in chopped pecans and currants, and cook until pecans are slightly golden and fragrant. Remove mixture from heat. Stir butternut squash mixture with cooked rice and season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature. (Family Features) l

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raditions are often enjoyed more around the festive season and some classic flavors are musthaves for seasonal parties and dinners. Individually portioned desserts are ideal for entertaining, and these smooth, creamy cheesecakes with vivid festive season color are a perfect single serving that is sure to brighten any dessert table. Or put a festive twist on apple pie with a cinnamon roll-inspired crust. Each of these desserts features quick and easy preparation, and the delicious flavors of Lucky Leaf Fruit Fillings, which use high-quality fruit and contain no high-fructose corn syrup, for great tasting desserts every time. An array of popular flavors like apple, blueberry, cherry and strawberry make it possible to prepare your favorite festive season desserts in minutes.

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Find more inspiration for this festive season’s baking at luckyleaf.com.

Heat oven to 350 F. Line muffin tins with 18 paper liners.Place one chocolate cookie in bottom of each paper liner.

Mini Marbled Cherry Cheesecakes - 18 chocolate cookies with white filling - 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened - 1/3 cup sugar - 2 eggs - 1 teaspoon vanilla - 1 can (21 ounces) Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry Fruit Filling, divided

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In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Fold in half of fruit filling. Fill each muffin liner about three-fourths full with mixture. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until done. Cool. Top each cheesecake with spoonful of remaining fruit filling.


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king - 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon - 2 teaspoons milk, plus additional (optional) Heat oven to 400 F.

Cinnamon Apple Pie - 1 refrigerated pie crust - 1 tablespoon butter, melted - 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon - 2 cans (21 ounces each) Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Fruit Filling - 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened - 1 cup flour - 1 cup light brown sugar - 1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus additional (optional) - 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

On lightly floured surface, unroll pie crust. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle evenly with cinnamon. Roll up tightly and slice into 1/2-inch rounds, like miniature cinnamon rolls. Press miniature cinnamon rolls evenly into bottom and sides of 9-inch pie plate, making sure there are no spaces between rolls. Pour fruit filling on top of crust.

Bake pie until top and crust are golden brown and filling is bubbling, about 40-45 minutes (cover top and crust with foil, if necessary, to prevent from getting too dark). Remove from oven and allow to cool. In small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and milk to form icing. Add more sugar or milk, if necessary, to reach desired consistency. Drizzle icing over cooled pie. (Family Features) l

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Festive Season Traditions If giving is an important aspect of your festive season traditions, you may find yourself repeating the same activities year after year. While the giving feels good, it can also grow monotonous. This season, make your generosity feel fresh and new by putting your own unique twist on your favorite festive season traditions. Cook extras for the cookie exchange. A baking party is a wonderful way to kick off the festive season. The delightful aromas and hours of laughter blend with the

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sweet treats for a cheery (and tasty) tradition. This year, instead of simply baking cookies to trade with your friends, encourage everyone to bake several extra batches and take them


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GREAT GIFT IDEAS everyone to lend an hour or two to a good cause. Instead of spending hours around a table, spend some of that time catching up while you volunteer at a food bank or other charitable organization. When you make your way on to dinner, your festive spirit may be even stronger for the difference you made together.

Travel with care. As you flit from outside of retailers across the nation are nearly as symbolic of the festive season as twinkling lights and red-nosed reindeer. During the festive season, more than three million families and children rely on The Salvation Army to provide them with a warm meal on Christmas Day or toys for their children. This year, the organization is making it easy to extend those kettle collections offline as well with the Fight for Good campaign, which allows you to create your own fundraiser, including setting a goal and designating the cause you’d like to support. Visit redkettlereason.org to create your own fundraising page and encourage friends and family to donate and start their own pages. In addition, you can donate to the Red Kettle Campaign by dropping dollars and coins into the thousands of Red Kettles found in front of retail stores and on street corners, or donate your time by contacting your local Salvation Army for volunteer opportunities. to a local soup kitchen or senior living community.

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Add a special pre-dinner starter. The festive season brings plenty of opportunities for celebratory meals, and it’s the perfect time to ask

one place to the next checking off your list of festive season chores, you may encounter any number of homeless and needy families. Instead of simply handing over a few dollars as you pass by, keep a supply of festive season care packages in the car. Include items like warm socks or gloves, toiletries and non-perishable snacks. You may even want to include an uplifting note to share some festive seasonal cheer.

Give gifts with meaning. If you’re like most people, there are many on your shopping list who truly don’t need a thing. Instead of wracking your brain, donate to a cause in their honor. It may be the foundation of a beloved alma mater or an organization serving orphans in the country where they honeymooned. The more personal the connection, the more gratefully it will likely be received. After making your donation, simply gift your recipient with a card that explains the contribution you’ve made in their name. No matter which cause you support, a fresh approach to your charitable giving can renew your spirit and enthusiasm for helping those in need this festive season. (Family Features) l

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Whether you are dealing with personal tragedy and loss in your life, or are concerned about current events, some experts believe that creating and appreciating art can help you cope with the emotional fallout of challenging times.

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kPHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF (C) INESBAZDAR/STOCK.ADOBE.COM. Ground Zero relief center for recovery workers), wrote the iconic poem “St. Paul’s Chapel,” published worldwide, about endurance in the face of terror. His poem remains the memento card for the thousands of weekly visitors to the Chapel that survived the 9/11 terrorists’ attacks at Ground Zero, and more than a million poem cards have been distributed to-date. When one needs hope and healing, here are some ways you may find it through creativity and art. • Art therapy is a common treatment for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, adverse physical health conditions or psychological impairment. The creative process often gives patients an opportunity to explore feelings and develop self-awareness.

rt and poetry can be a beautifully effective outlet for dealing with tragedy or loss,” says J. Chester Johnson, a criticallyacclaimed poet, essayist and translator of over four decades and author of the recently published book, “Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems.”

• For those dealing with trauma, depression or other crises, keeping a journal is a way to regularly connect with one’s feelings. It also offers opportunities to be creative through verse, which Johnson says can be beneficial. “Acts of violence and mayhem often result in words being produced that describe, give solace or inspire,” he says.

Johnson, who worked on Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts and was a regular volunteer in the months following 9/11 at St. Paul’s Chapel (the

• When your mind is racing or you feel anxious, consider picking up an art project that allows you to relax. Whether it’s knitting a scarf or simply

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coloring, such activities can allow your mind to take on a meditative state.“Acts of violence and mayhem often result in words and art being produced that describe, give solace, or inspire,” says Johnson. “Poems occur where things happen and that’s where many people find comfort and assurance when dealing with challenging experiences.” And when such challenging experiences as natural disasters or terror attacks are experienced by many people, the sharing of comforting words and images often becomes widespread. “After 9/11, poems by W. H. Auden and Galway Kinnell that touched the depth of the responsive feeling to the terrorists’ attacks, circulated over the Internet,” points out Johnson. “At that time, my ‘St. Paul’s Chapel’ was also posted on many websites, sent from friend to friend and appeared on many a refrigerator door.” More information about Johnson and his poetry is available at jchesterjohnson. com, which offers details on his new book, “Auden, the Psalms, and Me,” a memoir and literary and historical commentary on the retranslation of the Psalms for the Episcopal Church. If you are facing a personal or public crisis and are looking for ways to cope with loss or trauma, consider how you may heal through art, poetry and creative expression. (StatePoint) l

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WhenBarriersFall lWRITTEN BY NICOLE GLENN, EDITOR OF TEEN INFLEUNTIAL When the covers are lifted And the barriers fall Who stands there, Beneath it all? Every road you took shattered With every step you fell through Every trial leaving you broken As if the world turned her back on you.

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You try to pick up the pieces But nothing seems to hold them together You listen to what the world says And happiness seems to avoid you forever.

Trying your hardest By yourself you might still fail Keep searching for them, the answers. Soon your ship will set sail.

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If you give up too soon You’ll never know what you missed But there will come a problem, that Had you kept going it could have been fixed. Keep fighting your fight Take step after step. Don’t concede to your fears, But push until dreams are met. When you don’t give up, When you refuse to give in, Though the weight may be heavy, You will be sure to one day win. l


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STRATEGIES TO HELP KIDS WITH DISABILITIES STAND UP TO BULLIES At least one in four the AMC series Breaking Bad. Like his American children will character, Mitte has cerebral palsy. A former patient of Shriners Hospitals for experience bullying Children(R), Mitte has partnered with at some point during the organization to promote its 2017 their school years #CutTheBull anti-bullying campaign. and children with “I was harassed, knocked down and disabilities are twice even had my hand broken,” he recalls. as likely to be bullied, “Now I have an opportunity to give a according to the voice to people with disabilities and promote acceptance.” National Center for Education. Understanding Bullying

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Twenty-eight percent of children in grades 6-12 say they’ve been bullied, and 70 percent of young people say they’ve witnessed someone being bullied at their school, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). While cyberbullying grabs headlines, it’s actually the

least common type of bullying; verbal and social attacks are the most common. Bullies tend to target children who are perceived as different, which is why children with disabilities are at greater risk of being bullied. Physical vulnerability, appearance and social or emotional difficulties, can make children with disabilities easier targets for bullies. According to DHHS, “persistent bullying can lead to or worsen feelings of isolation, rejection, exclusion and despair, as well as depression and anxiety ...”

Cutting the Bull Standing up to bullies is the best way to stop bullying, experts agree, whether the person who stands up is the victim or a bystander. In fact, when a witness to bullying speaks out, the bullying stops within 10 seconds, 57 percent of the time, the DHHS reports. Through the #CutTheBull

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campaign, Shriners Hospitals for Children offers some guidance for parents and kids to prevent and stop bullying: • Parents should teach (and model) the three R’s of anti-bullying: Respect, Reach Out and Respond. Children should try to look beyond differences to see and respect everyone’s abilities and value. They should talk to, get to know and include someone who may be different, or who is being treated differently. Finally, if they witness bullying or experience it themselves, kids should speak out and tell an adult. • Help children identify ways to respond to bullying, either as the victim or as a

bystander. For example, children who are being bullied could choose to walk away and ignore the bullying, calmly tell the bully to stop, or act bored and disinterested in the bully’s words. Children who witness bullying can tell the bully to stop or inform an adult.

victims. Acting confident not only helps children feel more confident, it can deflect a bully’s interest. Practice confidence-building and calming exercises with kids, such as taking a break when they’re feeling upset or breathing in and out to relieve stress.

• Encourage children to take up activities they enjoy and that give them an opportunity to meet others with similar interests. Activities can help children build their self-confidence and create friendships that will help protect them from being bullied.

• Research bullying policies in your school and anti-bullying laws in your state, so you know what resources are available to you. “It’s time to embrace our differences,” Mitte says. “It’s time to accept people for who they are. It’s time to cut the bull.”

• Help children understand that bullies are looking for an emotional response from their

To learn more about how to prevent bullying and download anti-bullying tools, visit cutthebull.org. (BPT) l

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Bullying is never acceptable, but food allergy bullying — which happens when children and teens living with life-threatening allergies (LTAs) are teased, ridiculed or even threatened or assaulted with food to which they are severely allergic — is especially dangerous.

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n the surface, when one child waves, say, peanut butter in the face of a student with a severe peanut allergy, it may seem like just another form of childhood teasing. But to a child with LTAs, incidents like this can make school feel unsafe and escalate from emotional to physical bullying — which can even be life-threatening. To bring attention to this issue and promote greater acceptance of those living with food allergies, leading allergy advocacy organizations, including Allergy & Asthma Network (the Network), Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT), Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) and Kids with Food Allergies (KFA), along with kaléo, are launching No Appetite for Bullying, an anti-bullying initiative. The campaign aims to make a positive impact on children with food allergies, by encouraging them, their parents, teachers, and peers to be voices against food allergy bullying. Learn more at www.NoAppetiteForBullying.com. “The problem with food allergy bullying is people — whether children or adults —

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may not grasp the seriousness of this ‘teasing,’” according to Lynda Mitchell, Founder of KFA. “But kids who have food allergies live with a different reality: they know that one bite could lead to a serious allergic reaction. Kaléo commissioned an omnibus survey of 1,000 parents of children in elementary through high school, including 750 parents of children without life-threatening allergies (LTAs) and 250 parents of children with LTAs to unearth gaps in knowledge and perceptions that exist around food allergy bullying. According to the survey, 82 percent of parents of children with LTAs who believe children are bullied due to food allergies think that their child has been bullied because of those allergies. However, nearly 80 percent of parents of children without LTAs surveyed indicated that they don’t think food allergies are a reason children are bullied. Students between the ages of 13 and 17 are invited to visit www.NoAppetiteForBullying. com to join the No Appetite for Bullying Teen Coalition, which will work with the advocacy organizations and kaléo to share experiences, provide support, and discuss solutions to help end food allergy bullying. “More adults should be aware of the seriousness of this problem so they can help create a safe, positive environment for food allergy sufferers to participate in school and other activities

— like every kid deserves,” said Tonya Winders, President and CEO of the Network and mother of a 12-year-old girl who has been bullied due to LTAs. What Can You Do? Education and understanding are essential to change the dynamic around LTAs and food allergy bullying. Kids with food allergies are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and they are entitled to the same education opportunities non-allergic children have. Get on the same page: Educate your children about food allergies. If your child has been impacted by food allergy bullying, encourage them to join the No Appetite for Bullying Teen Coalition to unite with other students who also want to stand up against food allergy bullying. Take action: Whether you witness this form of teasing or a child reports it to you, speak up! By sharing your story, you can help other students understand that food allergy bullying is potentially life-threatening and should not be tolerated. Learn more: Visit www.NoAppetiteForBullying.com for more tips on how you can help students feel supported and safe outside the home. (BPT) l

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here’s no better time than right now to bring everyone together around the dinner table – including your four-legged friends – for a delicious, healthy meal.

Coming together for a shared meal is a simple yet important way for families to bond and create memories with one another.

These tips can help make mealtime even more meaningful for everyone: • Have the family help with the meal prep. Pick a recipe everyone can help prepare, such as build-your-own pizzas, to make the dinner both a bonding activity and a rewarding experience when you get to eat your own creation. • Schedule mealtime for the whole family, including your pup. Your furry friend can enjoy sharing in the family experience, and with his own food bowl, he’ll be gobbling that up, making it less tempting to ask for human food.

• Establish a no-devices-at-the-dinnertable policy to encourage kids and adults alike to talk, engage and bond with each other. This quality time spent in the company of family can build cherished memories for years to come. • Opt for healthy options to keep everyone’s energy levels up. This means working in plenty of fruits, veggies and quality proteins like chicken or salmon, sweet potatoes, lentils and more. These ingredients are also great for your pup and are included in many high-quality dog foods. In fact, the NUTRO™ brand has launched its NUTRO FEED CLEAN™ philosophy, which provides pets with dry recipes that are made with real, recognizable, non-GMO* ingredients and allows families to share their healthy eating lifestyle with their pets.

Whether it’s once a week or every night, coming together for a shared meal is a simple gesture that can help bring families – and even furry family members – together. So grab a plate (or bowl) and enjoy your shared mealtime with the entire family. For more information on sharing the NUTRO FEED CLEAN™ philosophy with your dog, visit Nutro.com or Facebook.com/NUTROBrand. (Family Features) *Trace amounts of genetically modified material may be present due to potential cross contact during manufacturing. (Family Features) l

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Pet The festive season is upon us, and so is the chillier weather. As you bundle up and get cozy with your cocoa, Dr. Jeff Werber, Emmy awardwinning celebrity veterinarian, has some tips and tricks on how to ensure your pet has a healthy and happy festive season.

Baby, it’s Cold Outside Keeping warm is easy for us pet parents, as we can layer up and put on an extra sweater or coat. While battling colder winter temperatures, don’t forget your four-legged family members! It is true that most dogs, and a lot of cats, can adequately thermoregulate in most temperatures, but smaller pets may need some help. Little doggie sweaters or coats, like the Wouapy Outdoor or Bubble Coat, are great solutions for the smaller breeds to keep them warm but still mobile while outside. Freezing temperatures are not the only winter problem. Many cities and municipalities pour salt on sidewalks and streets to help melt snow and minimize the inherent slippery surfaces. This salt can be very irritating to the feet of our beloved dogs and cats, so clean their paws after each walk to remove any residue, or, better yet, try some booties to provide necessary protection.

Festive Season Guests ‘Tis the season to party and celebrate by spending quality time with friends and family. This is great for you and your crew, but what about your four-legged kids?

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to the next get-together, consider outfitting your dog with the Calmz Anxiety Relief System, a non-invasive, drug-free treatment that soothes common anxieties to help naturally combat the stress of traveling, loud noises and strangers. In addition, provide pets with a comfortable space where they can retreat if they are feeling stressed. Dogs are naturally denning animals, so kennels like the Ultra Vari Kennel are great options

for them to retreat to a safe haven while still being part of the festivities.

Keep Them Happy, Keep Them Occupied Decking the halls can be a disaster with curious pets wanting to play with the newly placed ornaments on that “big green climbable thing” in the corner. What’s more, these decorations can be extremely dangerous for your pet. Cats love to bat at sparkling tinsel and carry it in their mouths. Not only does this lead to a big mess, but it can also obstruct their digestive tract if ingested. Distract your playful kitty with a fun toy like the Jackson Galaxy Butterfly Ball, to mentally stimulate your pet and tap into their natural instincts to observe and track prey, rather than taking interest in a fallen glass ornament. In addition, avoid chewing hazards by giving your dog an interactive treat toy like the JW Ho-lee Gourmet, which will encourage them to play with their food rather than a wire from decorative lights. Don’t forget to give them plenty of exercise! It may be too cold to play fetch outside, but it’s still important to keep them active. Providing regular exercise, especially in winter, helps prevent boredom, which can lead to destructive behavior. Going on a brisk walk with the K9 Control Retractable Leash, the only retractable leash designed to retract in lock or stop position, is a great way to bond with and mentally stimulate your dog while getting them up and moving. Lastly, even with the best planning and most conscientious care, accidents do happen. Make sure you keep your veterinarian’s number handy as well as your local 24-hour emergency facility just in case. (BPT) l

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Fire away: Enhancing your home’s safety with fire extinguishers You check your alarms regularly and practice your family escape plan — but are you overlooking an essential component of home safety?

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aving fire extinguishers and knowing how to use them is an important part of maintaining a safe home for you and your family. “In America, a fire starts in a residential home every 86 seconds and the rapid protection offered by fire extinguishers can make the difference between minor or insignificant damage and greater tragedy,” said Tarsila Wey, director of marketing for First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety. “However, because many Americans have never activated a traditional fire extinguisher before, many do not understand the essential role that

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fire extinguishers play in a home safety plan, and lack the confidence and knowhow to use them properly.” Follow these tips on fire extinguisher placement and usage to help ensure you and your family are properly prepared in case of emergency:

Compare features: Two of the most important features in fire extinguishers are size and intended use. Larger commercial fire extinguishers meant for public spaces may be too heavy or unwieldy for some family members. Select a home fire extinguisher that


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weighs 3 pounds or less. Other features to look for include a metal valve and trigger, which offer the durability of a commercial-grade extinguisher, as well as an easy-to-read color-coded gauge for accurate measurement. Spray times vary by make and manufacturer, so select extinguishers that perform above the standard and feature longer spray times. Remember, a fire extinguisher that has been discharged is no longer effective, so consider rechargeable extinguishers that can be recharged by a certified professional if the unit is used.

Keep it in reach: When seconds count, having an extinguisher nearby is crucial for rapid response. For this reason, place an extinguisher in each area of the home where a fire could potentially occur, including the kitchen, living room, each bedroom and the garage. In most cases, one extinguisher is likely not enough protection for an entire household. In addition, make sure that every responsible member of your household (including house sitters and babysitters) knows where each fire extinguisher is placed. The National Fire Protection Association recommends installing fire extinguishers

close to room exits so that you can discharge it and quickly escape if the fire cannot be controlled.

Know your ABCs: While they may all look similar, fire extinguishers have very specific ratings that indicate what kind of fire they are designed to extinguish. Extinguishers with a Class A rating can put out fires caused by wood, paper, trash and other common materials, while Class B rated extinguishers are intended for gasoline and flammable liquids. Class C rated extinguishers are meant for fires caused by electrical equipment, such as frayed cords. For general protection, it’s best to select a multirated extinguisher, such as the First Alert Rechargeable Home Fire Extinguisher, that’s capable of handling most types of household fires.

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fires with an extinguisher is one component of a fire response plan, but the primary goal should be safe escape. The first step in any scenario should be to call 911. In addition, a fire extinguisher is no substitute for having — and regularly practicing — a home fire escape plan, and ensuring that proper functioning smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are installed throughout the home to provide early detection. Keep in mind that alarms and fire extinguishers aren’t designed to last forever, and must be replaced at least every ten years.

to remember proper usage instructions is with the acronym PASS: l Pull the pin on the extinguisher

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Head-to-Toe Coverage For maximum safety and comfort, it’s important to keep your head, fingers and toes dry and toasty. A good pair of waterproof hiking boots will help keep you warm on the trail. Be sure they are designed for the type of weather and terrain you expect to encounter. Wear a wind-proof hat and good pair of gloves that have a grip.

Mind the Sun The sun may set sooner in winter, but it’s still a force to be reckoned with; wear sunglasses and apply sunscreen to exposed skin, as well as a lip balm containing SPF, to protect yourself from UV rays.

Get Smart Wearable tech can put your mind at ease on outdoor excursions. Look for low-power GPS and full-color map functionality that can be used offline, as in the case of Casio’s PRO TREK WSD-F20 Smart Outdoor Watch, which features easy-to-read map data from Mapbox. This makes it easy to display your route and provide navigation guidance at a glance. Powered by Android Wear 2.0, it can be used with a range of apps to enhance your outdoor experience, and its design offers enhanced operability and toughness, making it an especially useful piece of outdoor gear.

Don’t Get Fooled In hot weather, there’s almost never any question about whether you are thirsty during or following physical activity. It can be harder to gauge in cold weather. Remember, when you’re active, it’s always important to stay hydrated. Be sure your wattle bottle is built to withstand cold weather, and if you’re worried about it freezing, don’t fill the bottle to the top.

Communicate With any excursion, it’s always good practice to share your itinerary with a loved one. Most importantly, let someone know exactly where you are going and when you plan to return. With a few smart habits, and some high-quality gear designed to withstand the great outdoors, you can better enjoy nature this season, no matter where your adventures take you. (StatePoint) l

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Combine Fun and Learning Shopping for a toddler? Whatever the occasion, the best ways to maximize fun are with gifts that inspire the imagination and help kids learn. Consider these age-appropriate gift ideas to delight the tots in your life.

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Scientific Discovery Give curious kids opportunities to explore the what, why and how of the world around them through scientific exploration. Many age-appropriate science kits exist for little ones. From planetariums to chemistry sets to crystal growing kits, these are fun ways to delve into scientific disciplines like astronomy and geology at a young age. Plus, many such science kits are a great way for young kids to develop motor skills. You can even consider pairing this gift with a field trip to a children’s science museum or the zoo to make scientific fun even more engaging with an interactive experience.

Likewise, the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Press & Race Monster Truck Rally, encourages creative play by giving kids a chance to race and jump with Mark, the Press & Race Monster Truck, around rally tracks and off a podium launcher while listening to him play fun phrases, sounds and melodies. They can engage in jump competitions by launching Mark off a stunt ramp to encourage creative play and discover cause and effect. Mark will also respond to the SmartPoint locations throughout the playset.

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For little ones who are ready to dive into imagination and exploration, the Go! Go! Smart Friends Shimmering Seashell Castle is a fun choice. Kids can play with the sandcastle, dance with Mermaid Fun on Wheels Pearl and her sea friends, the seahorse The colorful, interactive Go! Go! Smart and dolphin, or pretend to play dressWheels playsets from VTech, a leader in up at the vanity. Kids can hear playful developmental stage-based electronic phrases and sounds by placing Pearl on learning products, will spark toddlers’ any of the MagicPoint locations. imaginations and encourage creativity, while helping them explore concepts of Get Cooking cause and effect. Even toddlers can develop a foundation for kitchen skills they can use later in life. Kids can go for a ride with Gavin the Cooking and baking is not only fun, it inGo-Kart on the Go! Go! Smart Wheels troduces kids to numbers and measureRace & Play Adventure Park. Children ments, helping develop coordination and can improve their motor skills by fine motor skills. Consider a cookbook feacranking Gavin up the playset’s hill, turing easy recipes designed for kids and launching him with the catapult and parents to follow together. racing him down the track into a 360 degree loop. Gavin will also respond to When shopping for toddlers, don’t SmartPoint locations with fun sounds, get stumped. Let one simple rule guide phrases, songs and melodies, helping your efforts to make special occasions children reach language, physical and especially special: seek gifts that fuse fun motor milestones. and learning. (StatePoint) l

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For Suns fans, the current playoff drought has endured since the 2009-10 season which saw the team win 54 games, make the playoffs, and have their championship aspirations squandered four games into the Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. Since that time, the team has accumulated three seasons in which they did not win more than 30 games, finishing dead last in the Western Conference seeding last year at 15th with an overall record of 24 wins and 58 losses.

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adly, this year will not be much easier for the Suns organization. The Western Conference has only gotten better, and the Suns have not made a real splash this offseason in bolstering its squad. The era of the “super team” is in full effect, as clubs around the league scramble to secure assets capable of aptly competing against the Golden State Warriors’ reign of dominance these last few years.

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league. Paul George (who has one year left on his contract), joined the Western Conference in a move from the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder, joining point guard Russell Westbrook to make a playoff push. Chris Paul left the Los Angeles Clippers and “Lob City” behind in favor of a pairing with shooting guard, and 2016-17 MVP finalist, James Harden. This, ostensibly, to break the stigma that he cannot move beyond the first round in the playoffs. The Eastern Conference saw the addition of all-star small forward Gordon Hayward from the West, who joined the Boston Celtics in a move away from the Utah Jazz. The Celtics also added a potential superstar point guard in former 2011 number one pick Kyrie Irving in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. This trade deal also saw an exchange of all-star point guard Isaiah Thomas, small forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic, and two draft picks. All of these league-wide changes will pose interesting matchups throughout the regular season. However, Golden State retained its championship core and will look to win its third championship in four years. Teams are pairing up individual superstars in hopes of creating a dynamic style of play suited to compete with the caliber of the defending champions.


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Teen Marquese Chriss, Alan Williams, and Derrick Jones Jr. are all valuable young pieces that will garner additional minutes this year in hopes of spurring forth the development process—their own and the team’s overall.

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Now, where does that leave Phoenix? The Suns are a young team that has the potential to be a number five, six, or seven seed ... in a few years. With so much talent in the Western Conference right now, the Suns are far from being able to compete with teams such as Golden State, Houston, and even the “under construction” Lakers might give them some trouble. However, that being said, head coach Earl Watson has established an architype in Phoenix that just may work out in the long run. For one, Watson has a future franchise cornerstone in Devin Booker under his belt. Booker has already developed into one of the premier shooting guards in the league at just 20 years old. The kid scored 70 points in one game last year; he is the real deal. As for the other players on the Suns roster, Watson needs to develop these assets into becoming more consistent rotational players who can consistently benefit the team in each and every game. Tyler Ulis,

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Watson surely knows that his squad is not likely capable of competing quite yet, but the 2018 draft class is supposedly loaded with talent. The draft is always an avenue that teams seek to bolster both their mental morale and physical lineups. It was smart for Watson to refrain from making any big splashes in free agency this offseason. Even given the opportunity to secure Kyrie Irving, he elected to keep his young asset in recent number four pick Josh Jackson, and not go all-in on a player who has never been truly tested in leading a team by himself. Irving would have made the Suns immediately better, but at what cost? That potential was certainly not worth trading away the team’s future for a midto-low seed in the playoffs, just to get bounced in the first or second rounds. While the Suns are still quite clearly in rebuilding and recalibrating mode, if they play their cards right they can certainly become more competitive in the coming seasons. In a Western Conference that has only gotten consistently better, teams like the Suns are veritably forced to make strategic strides within their own organizations thus benefitting the NBA at large. While I do not believe a championship is in the near future for Phoenix, we may just see an era of success at Talking Stick Arena modeled after the Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire period. Time and near-term tactics will tell. l


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Soon after back-to-school season ends, a new one begins for parents of college-age kids: “send-me-something” season lasts for the whole school year.

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his year, instead of sending your college kid yet another care package filled with cookies and other stuff they may not use (or will have to share with roommates), why not give them these college-friendly apps? Here are five apps that should be on every college student’s must-have list:

Venmo. Keeping track of cash or a credit card can be a hassle for busy college kids. This payments app allows users to pay individuals or businesses using their Venmo account, link a bank account, make payments in other

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TECHNOLOGY mobile apps, and transfer money into and out of bank accounts. Just be sure kids take proper security precautions with their mobile device to protect their payment app. Visit www.venmo.com to learn more.

Course Hero. While many learning

all the feeds from a user’s social media networks and curates news stories in an up-to-date, personalized magazine to help students get rid of the clutter and read the news that matters to them. Find more information at flipboard.com.

apps provide great general information, Course Hero delivers course-specific learning tools. Students can search the app’s more than 18.5 million educational resources by their college and course names to find material that’s specific to their courses. Students can also interact with a worldwide educational network of 20 million students and educators, ask tutors for personalized homework help, share study resources and find the best information for hard-to-complete projects. Learn more at www.coursehero.com, or download the free app in Google Play Store.

Alarmy. College kids can find it hard

Flipboard. Between multiple social

is not a myth. College kids can find themselves gaining much more than a few pounds over the course of their college careers. Busy schedules, sleep deprivation, convenience foods and lack of exercise can undermine students’ good health. This app helps students track key health factors such as nutrition, diet and exercise. It’s available at www.myfitnesspal.com for either Android or IOS devices.

media accounts, cable news and newspapers, there’s a lot of information out there. You want your kids to be informed, but you also don’t want them spending half their day scrolling on their devices. Flipboard combines

to drag themselves out of bed in time for that 8 a.m. class, especially if they were up late studying the night before. Sometimes an ordinary alarm just won’t cut it — it’s too easy to keep hitting “snooze” or just turn it off and go back to sleep. Alarmy forces students to get out of bed by requiring them to take a specific action — such as using their mobile device to take a picture of an item in their living room, or solving a math problem — to turn off the alarm. The app is available at https://alar.my.

MyFitnessPal. “The freshman 15”

Fortunately, there’s an app for virtually every aspect of college life. And while no one has yet made an app that can replace a parent’s love, gifting your college student with a digital care package is a great way to show your support throughout the school year. (BPT) l

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You could have the swankiest smartphone with all the latest features, but without some strategizing, it could feel like you’re carrying around a very expensive brick. Boost Functionality Familiarize yourself with the scope of your phone’s functionality. You can find detailed instructions about your model online, as well as online tutorials that can teach you hacks and shortcuts for getting more out of your phone’s camera, word processing software and more. Also, be sure to install free apps that can make life better. For example, you can turn your phone into a fundraising fitness coach with Charity Miles, an app partnered with corporate sponsors that donate a few cents for every mile you log

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Smartphone on bike or foot. You may just find yourself off the couch and moving more as you start to rack up miles.

Your phone can also become your greatest teacher when you download language apps such as Duolingo, which provides free language instruction to help you build vocabulary, master grammar and prepare for your next big trip abroad. The app helps you stay true to your goal, sending push notifications reminding you to practice.

second quarter, T-Mobile’s network was not only deemed to be the fastest, but also the most responsive, and T-Mobile customers get an LTE signal more often than customers of any other major wireless company do, according to the report. With plans to further broaden its LTE footprint for customers this year with its newly acquired 600 MHz spectrum, those looking for a reliable network may want to consider a T-Mobile plan. To learn more about T-Mobile’s network, visit t-mobile.com/coverage.

Extend its Life

Research Your Mobile Network Is your mobile network up to snuff? Check out the results from the latest “State of Mobile Networks” report from OpenSignal. Rather than basing results on the simulations used in older network testing methods on only one phone model, OpenSignal gathers data directly from wireless customers who have downloaded the app onto their smartphones. Performance measurements are taken wherever customers happen to be, at home, at work, or on the go -- indoors and out -resulting in a representation of customers’ actual wireless data experience. T-Mobile placed number one in every category that the OpenSignal report measures. In more than five billion tests from actual wireless customers in the

Treat your device with care to extend its life. Never leave your phone exposed to the elements. To protect yourself financially from loss, theft or damage, check with your mobile network about warranty options. Read the terms carefully to understand what’s covered. Also, be sure to protect your phone with a well-fitting, drop-resistant, waterresistant case. Retain your style by checking out Shutterfly, where you can upload a photo to use as the case design, or Etsy, which offers designs created by independent artists. Getting more out of your smartphone requires a combination of protecting your device, understanding its various functions and using it on a fast network. (StatePoint) l

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Festive season spending is expected to rise this year over last, according to the National Retail Federation. While you may be budgeting for a more expensive season in some ways, keep in mind that when upgrading mobile devices for yourself or loved ones, you don’t necessarily need to go brand new and pay a premium.

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ingering misconceptions persist that refurbished devices were necessarily broken or had problems. However, many such mobile phones, tablets and accessories that come from trade-in and upgrade programs were perfectly good devices that owners sent in for newer models. Luckily, for bargain hunters, such trade-ins and sales are becoming more popular, making it easier to navigate the market for a previously owned device. Just be sure you stick to reputable sources where you can trust the device to be in fully functional condition. For example, those from MyWit on eBay undergo an extensive 65-point inspection of cosmetic, functional and radio frequency (RF) performance to ensure

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100 percent functionality. Tests verify that every function that a customer can use (camera, audio, SIM, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.) is in excellent working order and RF tests ensure wireless devices deliver a consistent quality of connection and do not drop available signals. “These days, refurbished devices can provide an affordable, high-quality alternative to a new device,” says David Conti, director of eCommerce at MyWit. “It’s also a thoughtful option for the ecoconscious, extending the life of devices and reducing electronic waste.” This festive season, stretch your festive season budget without sacrificing on quality. Consider a great cost-saving secret on mobile upgrades, replacements, and tech gifts. (StatePoint) l


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Teen Gift and Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Those with It’s the gift-giving season and rather than give generic presents to everyone you love, consider thoughtful items that will make their lives easier and hobbies more fulfilling.

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Travel lovers on your festive season shopping list? Frequent fliers will appreciate customized luggage tags that will make spotting bags a cinch. Add comfort to all those redeye flights with a memory foam neck pillow. Newer models even offer features like pockets for smartphones and built-in earbuds.

There are many great gift options for those who love yoga. Consider a personalized yoga mat, which you can design through an online site that lets you upload any image you want to create a meaningful gift. Select a picture of a beloved pet or a rendering of their favorite piece of artwork for a truly unique yoga mat. Or, help them take their practice to the next level with a gift certificate to a studio offering advanced classes, such as hot yoga or aerial yoga.

Runners / Dogwalkers Not everyone is exploring the neighborhood in the dark, but runners and dogwalkers often are, especially when days are short. Consider brightening their way to make adventures safer with a headlight. For bright light of up to 180 lumens, the Energizer Vision HD headlight is an affordable, practical stocking stuffer. To light the path for both owner and pet on those wintry nights, the headlight features three light modes and pivoting functionality to direct light where one needs it. It’s also weather resistant and drop-tested up to 1 meter to stand up to harsh conditions. Running at sunset or at sunrise, an innovative smartdimming feature provides users with maximum run-time to brighten handsfree activities at any time of the day.

Outdoor Adventurers Give the gift of light to your favorite outdoor adventurer with an Energizer Vision HD performance metal light with Digital Focus. The one-press digital focus easily transitions from a full spotlight to a full flood light to help with fireside cooking or setting up the campsite. For hiking and climbing, the aluminum alloy exterior makes it a durable choice. Its impressive run-time, paired with powerful light output and a natural daylight color, make this flashlight a must-have gadget for those whose adventures include any kind of outdoor excursion. More information can be found at energizer.com/lighting. This festive season, thoughtful giftgiving can add light, comfort, and personalized fun to loved ones’ busy lifestyles. (StatePoint) l

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