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CONTENTS

124 | SUITSUPPLY BEACH BOYS

FOOD & BEVERAGE

IN FLUENCE BEAUTY

20 | Beauty Editor’s Picks

22 | Brands We Love Elevé Cosmetics

The All-Natural Vegan-Based Cosmetic Line That’s as Fresh and Clean as the Promise of Spring! 26 | Get the Look: 7 Saucy Hair Trends to Try This Spring 30 | Simple Tips for Recreating Red Carpet Looks at Home

INFLUENTIAL SPOTLIGHT

34 | InFluential Photographer Felicia Reed

Who is Felicia? Her Story, From Her Perspective. 36 | Felicia Reed Presents Dreaming of Spring 40 | Felicia Reed Presents Spring’s Delights 44 | Felicia Reed Presents The Fruit of Love

BUSINESS

60 | 2017 Looking Bright for Small Business Owners 62 | Reducing Risks While Taking Care of Business: Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

PUBLIC RELATIONS

64 | A Conference Survival Guide for Busy Professionals HEALTH & WELLNESS

68 | Top College Football Coach’s Journey to #TackleEpilepsy

70 | 5 Easy Tips to Prepare Your Family

for the Daylight Saving Time Change 72 | Why Eating Breakfast Boosts Your Health 74 | 4 Vital Fuel Sources Your Teen Athlete Needs 76 | It’s Closed-Window Season: 6 Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality 78 | Trying to Quit? Tips From Former Smokers Can Help You Succeed. 82 | Protect Your Heart with These Easy Meal Add-Ins

LIFESTYLE

96 | Borrow These Wedding Planner Tricks

for a Polished Event on a Budget 98 | Newlyweds: Money-Saving Tips for Your First Move Together 100 | 5 Reasons Why Talking About Money Can Enhance a Relationship 102 | The Home Design Trend You Need to Know About 104 | Light Solutions: What to do When Your House Feels Like a Cave 106 | 6 Factors Driving the Cost of Your New HVAC System 4

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110 | Consumers are Embracing Craft-Blended Teas 112 | 7 Reasons Dining at Marina Kitchen

San Diego Is a Must-Do 116 | Sweet Spring Desserts

TRAVEL

118 | How to Plan a Successful Spring Getaway 120 | 7 Tips to Conquer Your Packing

Challenges While Traveling 122 | 7 Steps to Secure Your Home While You’re on Vacation

TECHNOLOGY

138 | Technology Editor’s Picks INFLUENCE

148 | Teresa V. Cox

The Reinvention of a Multi-Faceted Woman

EXCLUSIVE FEATURE 12 | LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT! LEEANNE LOCKEN IS GONNA MAKE IT GREAT! 50 | EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW SARAH DUQUE LOVISONI IS A REMARKABLE TALENT AND A REMARKABLE BEAUTY 86 | EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW THEATER, TELEVISION OR THE BIG SCREEN, DUSTIN QUICK MAKES IT LOOK SO EASY. 132 | RACHEL KYLIAN SAYS, “WHEN I WANT SOMETHING, I DO EVERYTHING TO GET IT” . 142 | SIMONA FUSCO PERSONAL SPRING CLEANING

IN NETWORK PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW

140 | Derek O’Neill 141 | Simona Fusco

IN SOCIETY 152 | Event Guide March 153 | Event Guide April 154 | Unmasked Gala Shatters Fundraising

Goal for Local Nonprofit, Wonders & Worries 156 | Where the Arts and Glamour Glittered


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SALUD 164 | MAMOPLASTÍA DE AUMENTO EL PLUS PARA LUCIR UNA SILUETA PERFECTA 168 | EXCESOS EN CIRUGÍA PLÁSTICA: LA DOSIS HACE AL VENENO 172 | ALOPECIA Y ESTRÉS 174 | TOP 10 ALIMENTOS PARA AUMENTAR LA HEMOGLOBINA 176 | SIEMPRE EN MOVIMIENTO DECORACIÓN 178 | HÁGASE LA LUZ MODA LATINA 182 | NAYIBE WARCHAUSKY 188 | DISEÑADORES QUE AMAMOS WOMENS WEAR WINTERINA 190 | DISEÑADORES QUE AMAMOS MENS WEAR CARLOS BENGUIGUI 264 | SENSUALIDAD QUE CAUTIVA MODA 192 | ESTILO URBANO 260 | LAURA APARICIO CONQUISTANDO NUEVOS TERRITORIOS BELLEZA 194 | BÉSAME MUCHO 198 | COLECCIÓN ARMOUR INFLUYENTES 206 | MARÍA ALEJANDRA REQUENA “VENEZUELA ES MI PAÍS ESTÉ DONDE ESTÉ” 204 | SELECCIONES DEL WEDITOR 212 | ANDREA DOPICO CAFARELLI UNA VENEZOLANA ENTRE LOS MÁS INFLUYENTES DE EUROPA

HEALTH & WELLNESS 306 | ARE YOU PREPARED? 308 | GET A BOOST WITH AN INGREDIENT THAT STICKS 310 | SUPERFOOD: QUNIOA

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312 | SPOTLIGHT: AMBER BERNSTEIN HAS BEAUTY AND BRAINS RUNNING THROUGH HER VEINS

BEAUTY

318 | BEAUTY EDITOR’S PICKS

LIFESTYLE

320 | HANDMADE SHOP 322 | HOW YOU CAN TURN

218 | MARITZA RODRÍGUEZ, UNA DAMA DE LA A A LA Z FASHION EDITORIAL 226 | CÁPSULA BY BENITO SANTOS 274 | SELECCIONES DEL EDITOR DE MODA FUNDACIONES 234 | SOY IGUAL QUE TÚ 236 | CON LA CABEZA BIEN PUESTA TURISMO 240 | CHICAGO CIUDADDE SUEÑOS Y CUNA DE LOS RASCACIELOS ARTE 244 | VIDA DE COLORES GOURMET 250 | LA GUSTOSA ALMA DE ENRIQUE LIMARDO 256 | CONCHA Y TORO EMBLEMA SURAMERICANO HExperience 276 | ¿JEANS ROTOS CON ZAPATOS DE PATENTE? TECNOLOGÍA 278 | SOCIAL NETWORKS, A FAVOR O EN CONTRA 280 | AVENTADOR S COUPÉLA SUPERACIÓN DE LAMBORGHINI 284 | TECNOPIC DEPORTES 286 | JUVENTUD PROLONGADA 290 | EL CLÁSICO MUNDIAL, UNA NUEVA FORMA DE VIVIR EL BÉISBOL 294 | SPORT PICK SEXOLOGÍA 296 | JUEGOS SEXUALES AUTOAYUDA 298 | LA VIDA EN LA TIERRA

YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITIES 324 | TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED

PHILANTHROPY

326 | VOLUNTEERS BRING HEALTHIER SMILES TO KIDS IN NEED

FASHION EDITORIAL

328 | FELICIA REED PRESENTS FLOWERS 332 | FELICIA REED PRESENTS HE MAKES A GREAT STATEMENT

POETRY CORNER

336 | TO THOSE WHO ARE STILL WAITING 338 | YOUR PUZZLE PIECE MARCH / APRIL 2017

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EDITORIAL CREDITS

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Creative Services What Taller Gráfico Argenis Gudino, Jose Luis Venegas Quintero Web Design The MOD Studio Contributing Photographers ADA Foundation, Alex Cordova, Andi Brooke Photography, Brian B. Hayes / Shandrew PR, Chiara Predebon, CNN en Español, Christopher Esqueda, Felicia Reed Photography, Fernando Sada, Irena Stein, Isabelle Ruen, Jason Keepler, JM Fotografía, Lamborghini, Luke Nugent, Marc Kayne, Rafael Franceschi, Randy Anderson, Rochelle Brodin, Thomas Concordia Website Administration W. Jackson & Associates, LLC

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 & Fashion 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. Fashion Editor Fabbiola Palumbo Sports Editor Marcelo Galvez Leiva Teen InFluential Editor Nicole Glenn Jr. Editor Mia Dedear Beauty & Fashion Editor Kelli Ponce Jr. Beauty Editor Veronica Hageman WRITING TEAM Contributing Writers InFluential Magazine Jeanette Chivvis, Simona Fusco, Saul Hafenbredl, Merilee Kern, Sandra Rascon Spanish InFluential Dulcequibrio, Carla González, Argenis Gudiño, Elizabeth Gutiérrez, Harry Levy, Fabbiola Palumbo, Giuseppe Paladino, Dr.Miguel Sira, Julio Romano, Nixon Ruiz, David Venegas Teen InFluential Priscilla Glenn Guest Contributing Writers InFluential Magazine William Jackson, James Nelson, Kelli Ponce Spanish InFluential Avesid, Dr. Miguel Eljure, Dr. Armando Lagos, Dra. Andrea Morales, Modo Rosa Teen InFluential Mia Dedear, Nicole Glenn, Veronica Hageman, Kelli Ponce ART & PRODUCTION Creative Director William Jackson Beauty & Fashion Editor Kelli Ponce Jr. Beauty Editor Veronica Hageman Fashion Consultant Leonardo D’Almagro

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SALES & MARKETING Business Development William Jackson, James Nelson, Gloria Thornton Marketing & Public Relations W. Jackson & Associates, LLC For advertising information inquires for InFluential Magazine and Teen InFluential, please e-mail: ads@influential-magazine.com. For advertising and public relations inquiries for Spanish InFluential, please e-mail: rpspanish@influential-magazine.com. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR shall be signed with a full name; please include a daytime phone number, full mailing address, or e-mail address. Letters shall be no longer than 300 words. We reserve the right to edit all submissions. Letters may not be edited, added to, or changed by the sender once we receive them. For Letters to the Editors, please email: editor@influential-magazine.com. For public relations inquiries for InFluential Magazine and Teen InFluential, please email: pr@influential-magazine.com. For general information inquiries, please email: info@influential-magazine.com. For Beauty & Fashion Inquiries, please email our Beauty & Fashion Editor Kelli Wilson: kelli@influential-magazine.com. Our mailing address InFluential Magazine, P.O. Box 1307, Round Rock, TX 78680 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the publisher. All the rights of the artwork and photography belong to the publisher. InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential are Austin owned and operated. MARCH / APRIL 2017

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BEAUTIFUL WORDS TO OUR READERS

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The air is crisp, flowers are in bloom and the promise of a fresh new season is upon us. This can only mean one thing; it’s officially time to spring into Spring!

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t is with extreme gratitude we welcome you, our loyal readers, to our Dreaming of Spring issue of Influential Magazine. As always, it’s our mission to provide you with beautiful content in hopes you will be enlightened and inspired to embrace each changing season in the upmost fashion. We’re thrilled to bring you a colorful collection of Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle trends inspired by the fresh season that is Spring. Whether you’re looking to rev up your beauty regimen, update your wardrobe, or find the hottest products on the market today, we have just what you need within these pages. This issue is filled with exclusive interviews and glamorous editorials that will leave you delightfully entertained. Be sure to read on for more insight into some amazing cosmetic brands we love, top InFluential Designers that amaze, and much more. I’d like to give a special thanks to our incredible graphic designers, contributing writers and talented photographers who help make InFluential Magazine the award-winning publication it is today. On that note, we are pleased to welcome our newest member Veronica Hageman, as our Jr. Beauty Editor. She brings with her a passion for beauty and a unique perspective on the industry. We look forward to sharing her knowledge and expertise with all of you. Her wonderful contributions will certainly enhance our InFluential Family in many beautiful ways. We hope you find our latest issue refreshing and uplifting such as the elegant season of Spring. Enjoy. Love and Light,

Kelli Ponce Beauty & Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine and Teen InFuential

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Jeanette Chivvis

| Austin, Texas Jeanette Chivvis is a fashion blogger and contributing fashion writer for her blog www.chivvistylesblog.com, as well as, numerous other national fashion magazines. She is a celebrity stylist and a fashion host for Good Morning Texas. She has been featured as a stylist, writer and designer in over 100 magazines internationally. She loves to meet new artists and support emerging artists and designers from her home state of Texas. She is honored to work with Leonardo D’Almagro and InFluential Magazine.

Merilee Kern

Saul Hafenbredl

| Founder of Perfect 12 Beverly Hills, California

| ‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor

Simona is the founder of ‘Perfect 12’, a high-end executive match-matching firm headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. Prior to her success with Perfect 12, Simona was a successful model and actress with 30 film and television credits to her name which include “The Pool Boys,” “Beerfest,” and TV shows such as “Crazy Girls,” “Entourage,” and “Shark.” Simona is currently producing the sequel to the movie “Beverly Hills Christmas,” which airs during the 2017 holiday season. She is the owner of online fashion boutique ‘Style by Simona Fusco.’ In commemoration of her mother, she founded “The Maria Grubber Foundation,” aimed to help parents, children, and loved ones affected by terminal cancer.

‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events and notable products and services.

| PR Manager, C. Blohm & Associates | Monona, Wisconsin

Simona Fusco

Photography courtesy of Marc Kayne

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Submissions are accepted at www.TheLuxeList.com. Follow her on Twitter here: www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

Saul is a professional communicator living and working in the Madison, Wisconsin area. As PR Manager at C. Blohm & Associates (CB&A), Saul helps clients craft, execute and measure communication campaigns. On the weekends, Saul is usually in the park with his yellow lab, reading Hemingway or experimenting in the kitchen.

Sandra Rascon

| Co-Founder of InFluential Magazine Sandra is a long standing member of the Screen Actors Guild and a veteran of the entertainment industry both in front and behind the camera. She was a specialist in intellectual property and licensing rights for Universal Studios Television and Networks Group, Universal Music Group, Dreamworks and went on to work with MTV and American’s Next Top Model. She has served as a copyright specialist for Pearson North America in educational publishing. She holds a Master’s in Education and served as an educational consultant in Central Texas. She currently uses her specialization to coach and creates dynamic Professional Development trainings for bilingual, ESL, Dual Language and Sheltered educators K-12.


EXCLUSIVE FEATURE

LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT!

LEEANNE

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TEXAS BORN AND RAISED, LEEANNE LOCKEN COMBINES THE WORK ETHIC AND FIERY SPIRIT OF A THOROUGHBRED WITH TRUE GRIT AND SOUTHERN CHARM THAT WILL “BLESS YOUR HEART!” LEEANNE WAS BORN IN PASADENA, TEXAS AND WAS RAISED BY HER GRANDPARENTS IN HOUSTON.

kINTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY JEANETTE CHIVVIS

WRITTEN BY WILLIAM JACKSON

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF RANDY ANDERSON WWW.ANDERSONSTUDIO.COM ART DIRECTION/STYLING WWW.CHIVVISTYLES.COM HAIR AND MAKEUP WWW.PAIGEANDERSON.COM

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PEOPLE CAN RECOVER FROM ABUSE, BUT GETTING HELP IS VERY IMPORTANT

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go-getter right from the start, she began working the carnival Midway circuit at age three and was running her own game by the age of ten. She attended the University of Houston before moving to Chicago to pursue modeling and ended up in Los Angeles where she found her passion for acting. Before moving into adulthood, the formative childhood years, for LeeAnne, were filled with turmoil and uncertainty. Those summers spent working on the carnival circuit weren’t all fun and games. “As a child, I had a lot of labels,” LeeAnne says. “When I was three years old I was abandoned by my mother. My label was not worthy. When I was a preteen, I was molested by my best friend’s father. My label was not valued. When I was a young woman the person to whom I was engaged, tried to kill me. My label was not loved.”

Today LeeAnne is recognized for her current starring role on Bravo TV’s hit-reality TV series Real Housewives of Dallas, renewed for a second season to premiere later in 2017. Her list of accomplishments include, having a commercial she starred in chosen by ABC Network as one of “America’s Funniest Commercials”. She has gueststarred in national TV shows including GCB on ABC and Chase on CBS. She has appeared in many national commercials, infomercials and reality TV shows. Long time followers of LeeAnne’s will recall she was a top three finalist on the second season of She’s Got The Look on TV Land and appeared as a finalist on Ed McMahon’s Star Search. LeeAnne is an established author and has written 13 books on inspiration and affirmations. Additionally, she has created, produced and hosted two of her own television shows. From her early days as a top ten finalist in the Miss USA Pageant, to her role in Miss Congeniality alongside Sandra Bullock, LeeAnne has been making an impression for years on her growing fan base.

EXPLORING HER TALENTS AS A DESIGNER, LEEANNE IS STARTING LOVE LEEANNE COLLECTION, A COLLECTION OF UNIQUE AND RARE ITEMS TO COMPLEMENT A WOMAN’S WARDROBE, WHICH SHE HOPES TO, BRING TO HSN.

Strong and determined, LeeAnne realized it was necessary to find her voice and come to terms with the reality of her past circumstances. She came to understand surviving childhood abuse means getting help with its aftereffects. “People can recover from abuse, but getting help is very important.” She also came to realize treatment takes time to overcome successfully the typical states of recovery which often include denial, acceptance of what happened and the resultant grief, rage and anger, and finally, resolution. Resolution consists of placing responsibility where it belongs, freeing oneself of blame, learning to feel safe, creating a positive perception of oneself, and forgiving oneself.

To heal successfully and thrive, few people can’t do this on their own. LeeAnne would seek counseling as the most effective way for her to overcome the effects of her past abuse. “A lot of bad happened to me,” LeeAnne said. “I attribute a lot of it to how I looked and who I was. Keeping secrets makes us sick. I had a lot of therapy along the way to discover who I was as a human.”

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When she’s not acting, modeling, writing or producing, LeeAnne devotes her efforts to many nonprofits dear to her heart. She is dedicated to giving back and volunteering with the organizations about which she is most passionate. Exploring her talents as a designer, LeeAnne is starting Love LeeAnne Collection, a collection of unique and rare items to complement a woman’s wardrobe, which she hopes to, bring to HSN. With a heart the “size of Texas,” LeeAnne is sure to win you over with her big smile and even bigger personality. The tenets of her life, faith, courage, prayer and persistence, will ensure this remarkable woman continues to make her mark in positive ways for a long time. l


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Editor’s Picks

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DRYBAR The Chaser Shine Cream

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Formulated to work on any skin type, Dr G’s Peeling Gel will brighten your skin to its natural glow. After gently removing dead skins cells, your skin will have a silky smooth finish! This will prep your skin before makeup application for an extremely flawless look. 20

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Smooth those fly-aways and tame frizz for a polished style with DryBar Chaser Shine Cream. Apply toward the ends of you luscious locks after styling and show off you healthy shiny hair!

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ZOYA Whisper Nail Lacquer Collection Eastyn

BOBBI BROWN Tinted Moisturizing Balm

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Zoya is the healthy color of fashion! With the largest selection of BIG5FREE* & vegan friendly shades inspired by the runway, you’ll find every color you need in the longest wearing, toxin-free formula for natural nails!

Macys.com Winter has come to an end and natural dewy skin is in. Bobbi Brown’s SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm is a lightweight foundation alternative for dry, dehydrated skin. The formula blends easily, giving skin a dewy, glowing look with light coverage.

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JIMMY CHOO Illicit Flower Eau de Toilette Lordandtaylor.com

$78.00

This sensual, fresh fragrance is a tribute to happiness with an underlying softness echoing top notes of apricot and mandarin. Settling into heart notes of rose and grapefruit flower, this lovely floral perfume sings sweet melodies of spring with a light scent of musk and sandalwood.


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TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist Tatcha.com

$48.00

This silky liquid spray on moisturizer can be misted for a boost of soothing hydration, resulting in dewy, luminous skin anytime, anywhere. It can be used to refresh bare skin or cosmetics throughout the day, without buildup or residue. It instantly softens skin without disturbing or streaking your makeup.

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CLINIQUE Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Sephora.com

$29.00

This makeup remover effortlessly dissolves even the most tenacious makeup and sunscreen. Its nongreasy, non-drying, lightweight formula nourishes skin, cleanses thoroughly, and rinses off completely, so all that’s left is a fresh, dewy glow.

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HUDA BEAUTY Mink Lash “SOPHIA”

GUCCI Color-Intense Lipstick “Fever”

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Luxurious and highly pigmented lipsticks here! Gucci Color- Intense lipsticks are saturated with pigments for an extremely bold color payout. The colors will brighten your day as the formula grips the lips for a bold yet weightless finish.

Searching for sexy lashes for your night out? These mink lashes from Huda Beauty are named after screen siren Sophia Loren and give the ultimate cat eye with its dramatic winged look and medium volume. Huda beauty offers faux mink lashes as well with enough shape options to compliment any look.

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GUERLAIN Meteorites Illuminating Powder Neimanmarcus.com

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Just in time for spring- this iconic hand crafted pearl booted illuminating powder is just what you need this season. Specially formulated to give you the perfect highlight and sweet shimmer your fresh face craves!

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BRANDS WE LOVE

ELEVÉ COSMETICS THE ALL-NATURAL VEGAN-BASED COSMETIC

LINE THAT’S AS FRESH AND CLEAN AS THE PROMISE OF SPRING!

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ith a beautiful array of product choices and ingredients you can trust, Elevé Cosmetics promises to have something for everyone. We fell in love with the luxury beauty brand after attending its launch party last year and since then we’ve been OBSESSED, to put it mildly. With so many incredible things to love about the line, from the creamy Bombshell Foundations to the sultry Lip Pops and more, we knew we had to take a closer look into the brand to find out who the Beauty and Brains are behind this operation. We sat down with Founder Gertie Wilson to get the inside story and let’s just say, all the synonyms for the word GORGEOUS couldn’t fully describe the spirit and passion that define this incredible woman, and the luxurious products she’s created. InFluential Magazine: If there is one thing we love about the Beauty industry, it’s getting the chance to empower and inspire women through the art of creativity and

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expression. As a beauty professional, what is your favorite thing about the Industry and how has it impacted your life and the life of others? Gerti Wilson: Getting to work with women from all walks of life is truly inspiring. I enjoy making them look and feel good inside and out, and I can honestly say that’s my favorite part about this business. It’s amazing to know I have the power to have a positive impact on someone’s life. Whether it’s dolling up a bride for her Big Day, or simply doing a makeover on someone who has never worn makeup before, having the opportunity to bond with women and share in that special moment is such a pleasure. InFluential: As a Makeup Artist, what made you decide to start your own beauty line despite all the competitive brands out in the market today? GW: After working in the industry as a Makeup Artist for many years and dealing with women with all different


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SPRING HAS SPRUNG LADIES AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS; OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW. IT’S TIME TO CLEAN OUT YOUR VANITY AND FRESHEN UP YOUR ROUTINE WITH A NEW COSMETIC LINE THAT’S AS FRESH AND CLEAN AS THE PROMISE OF SPRING.

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skin types and allergies, I quickly realized there was a big need and market for an all-natural beauty line free from harsh sulfates and common allergens. I wanted to create something for all women that would allow for them to, not only look good in their own skin, but FEEL good knowing it was made with the best ingredients. InFluential: Not everyone is aware of the importance of using products free from harsh chemicals, sulfates, parabens and allergens. Tell us why ingredients matter. GW: Oh my gosh! It’s so important to know what goes on your skin and in your body. Most people don’t realize applying products on your skin is just as effective as ingesting them. Your skin is the largest organ on your body and by applying products topically, those ingredients are actually seeping into your blood stream just the same as internally, only it happens at a slower rate. With that being said, it’s especially important to be aware of what goes in your mouth as well as on your lips. Products made with synthetic ingredients and allergens can have a negative effect on your health, especially for those with skin and health related allergies, such as dairy and gluten. It was important for me to formulate something glutenfree, sulfate-free and paraben-free because not only do I pay attention to those factors for my own health, it’s important for all women to be educated on their health as well. I knew if I were to create my own line of cosmetics, it was going to be something I could stand by proudly and use myself. InFluential: What was the biggest challenge faced throughout your product line journey? GW: This entire process has been so much fun and I’ve learned so much about myself and the industry. I’d say the biggest challenge has been finding the right formulas for my brand. I have very high standards so creating products which fit my criteria was extremely tedious, but so worth it. I’m so proud of every single product which has been released and I pride myself on knowing my heart, and a great deal of research has gone into every single item.

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Photo courtesy of Ainsley Joseph

InFluential: We LOVE the name Elevé. It exudes luxury and sophistication. Tell us more about your brand and the story behind its name. GW: Elevé is derived from the French term meaning “To Rise”. As a young girl, I grew up in the ballet scene surrounded by the art of expression. I fell in love with the makeup and the theatrical aspect of it all. Looking back on my childhood,


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InFluential: Amen. Let’s all stand to that. On that note, allow us to rave a little more about Elevé. Here are five reasons why we believe Elevé is so amazing. 1. All-natural, vegan-based, cruelty-free cosmetics safe enough to wear and eat. 2. Wide range of product selection for all skin colors and skin types. 3. Products are designed to heal and enhance such as our favorite Lip Amp plumper infused with collagen and essential vitamins. 4. All products made locally in Austin, Texas. 5. Winner of the Gorgeously Green Beauty Awards 2016 for the Little Black Dress eye shadow pallet that is a must-have for all-year round.

I recall the strength it took to rise up on your toes and hold your head high. The courage it took to feel confident on stage with all eyes on you. And of course, the beauty of expression that not only came through in the makeup, but in the character of my being. The word Elevé resonates in my soul and it truly resembles my brand and what we stand for. I want all women to Rise Up and be proud of who they are in their own skin.

Our Top Five Elevé Products we can’t live without. 1. Bombshell BB Cream Liquid Foundation, $49 2. Fixe Creamy Concealer, $28 3. Cheek and Lip Rose Tint, $30 4. Lip Amp (Plumper), $30 5. Little Black Dress Collection Gift Set (Shadow Pallet and Brushes), $125 As you can see, there are reasons why Elevé is so amazingly beautiful and Gertie Wilson is the one to thank for it. When a brand is as true as the heart of its Founder, you simply must indulge. You can find these glamorous products and more at www.Elevécosmetics.com/shop. You will not be disappointed. This all-natural vegan-based beauty line is more than a trend, it’s a lifestyle. l MARCH / APRIL 2017

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LOOKING FOR A NEW STYLE THAT’S SIMPLY FRESH AND FIERCE? THE STYLISTS AT JOSE LUIS SALON IN AUSTIN, TEXAS HAVE CREATED 7 POPULAR SPRING HAIR TRENDS THAT YOU SIMPLY CAN’T IGNORE! THEY CARE SO MUCH, THEY’VE EVEN SHARED WITH US SOME TIPS AND PRODUCT SELECTIONS TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE THESE LOOKS AT HOME! kWRITTEN BY KELLI PONCE, BEAUTY & FASHION EDITOR FOR INFLUENTIAL MAGAZINE CREDITS ART DIRECTOR THERESA PRZYBYLA FEATURED STYLISTS TERESA ROMERO, RYAN CLAUDON, KATIE AUSTIN,GRACE FILIPOWICZ FEATURED MAKEUP ARTISTS TERESA ROMERO, STACIE HAYNES, JAZMINE WALLACE, GRACE FILIPOWICZ PHOTOGRAPHY ALEJANDRO OSMO

The Look: Vintage Bridal Products Used: Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream,Oribe Superfine Hairspray. Styling Tips: Prep hair by following steps above from Sultry Waves look. Brush out curl and part hair to preferred side. Smooth out crown and tuck ends of hair under to create a full lob. Secure ends with bobby pins to maintain desired length. Add a vintage accessory hair clip to complete look.

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The Look: Sultry Waves

The Look: Sexy Top Knot

Products Used: Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream, Oribe Superfine Hairspray.

Products Used: Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream, Oribe Thick Dry Finishing Spray.

Styling Tips: Blow dry hair with Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream. Once dry, divide hair in 8 sections. Comb each section and spray laterally with Oribe Superfine Hairspray. Wrap hair around 1 1/2 in. barrel curling iron and let cool. Brush out curl and finish with Oribe Superfine Hairspray.

Styling Tips: Prep hair with super shine cream. Part Hair in 2 sections (top and bottom). Start with top section and divide hair in two parts to tie together to create knot effect with your hair. Secure knot with pins. Mimic the same technique for bottom section and secure with pins. Finish with Thick dry finishing spray. MARCH / APRIL 2017

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The Look: Smooth Curl Sweep

The Look: Disheveled Queen

Products Used: Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray, Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray, Oribe Superfine Hairspray

Products Used: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray.

Styling Tips: Prep hair with blowout heat styling spray. Smooth hair with Oribe shine reflecting spray. Create a deep part in hair to a desired side to create a vintage look. Curl hair at ends in small sections with a one inch curling iron. Keep curl intact and finish with Oribe suprshine hairspray.

Styling Tips: Pull all hair back and tie in two knots. Secure with rubber band. Apply dry texturizing spray for all-over texture. Remove rubber band and flip hair upside down. Spray on shine light reflecting spray and flip hair back to standing position. This technique helps create the disheveled look we all desire.

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The Look: Simple Half-Twist

The Look: Top Buns with a Twist

Products Used: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray. Oribe Superfine Hairspray

Products Used: Oribe Matte Waves Texture Lotion, Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray, Oribe Superfine Hairspray

Styling Tips: Prep hair with light reflecting spray. Use a curling wand to create soft wave texture. Apply texturizing spray throughout to hold texture. Pull hair half up and create a half-twist. Secure hair with a modern hair accessory. Finish with Oribe superfine hairspray.

Styling Tips: Apply wave texture lotion onto wet hair. Dry thoroughly. Once hair is dry, curl throughout to create body. Spray hair with wave shine spray. Part hair in laterally halves and create a twist bun on each side one at a time. Secure each bun with bobby pins. Add super shine hairspray to finished look. For additional drama, apply a statement accessory to your part. l MARCH / APRIL 2017

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WHETHER YOU’RE LOOKING TO ENHANCE YOUR DAILY BEAUTY ROUTINE OR FOR TIPS TO ADD GLAM TO YOUR STYLE FOR AN UPCOMING SPECIAL OCCASION, HOLLYWOOD’S RED CARPET IS THE BEST SOURCE FOR TRENDS AND INSPIRATION.

ortunately, many of today’s hottest looks are easy to create at home. Celebrity makeup artist Matin Maulawizada has tips to help you recreate your favorite red carpet looks in less time than you’d think.

1 Get Glowing with Toner

Celebrities always seem to have a special “glow” on the red carpet with dewy, fresh skin. This effect is intentional and it all starts with proper hydration. To achieve luminous skin, Matin starts by spraying the face with a toner or rose water to balance the skin. He likes to pair this glowing look with dramatic eyes and a soft pink lip.

2 Apply Foundation

Get flawless skin thanks to perfectly blended foundation. For better application, Matin’s quick tip is to always warm the foundation first. “To get a sheer wash of foundation, I warm the foundation up in my hands before evenly distributing it on the brush and then I wipe the excess off the back of my hand,” he says. “This helps it blend seamlessly into the skin.”

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3Prime the Lips

Whether you’re going for a nude lip or a bold hue, oftentimes, all eyes are on the perfect pout. Before applying any product to the lips, it’s important to ensure they are prepped and smooth. Matin starts with ChapStick Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub to gently exfoliate the lips and remove any dead skin cells. “I love this scrub because it is made from naturally sourced ingredients, including sugar crystals, maracuja and coconut oils, shea butter and vitamin E,” he says. “It leaves the lips soft and smooth and turns them into a perfect canvas for any other products I will apply.”

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definition. Contouring around the lip creates a natural-looking full pout. The bonus is that it prevents any color from bleeding, just as a liner would.

5 Bring Out Your Natural Beauty

Tinted lip balms are great for a beautiful, subtle lip. Matin’s go-to is ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint because it adds a hint of color to enhance the lips’ natural color, while providing moisturizing benefits the lips need. It’s currently available in three shades - Rose Petal, Merlot and Coral Blush - so there is a tint for any occasion. “Tinted lip balms are perfect for creating a naturally beautiful lip look,” says Matin. “Not only do they provide alluring color to the lips, but it is also easy to maintain throughout the night.”


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Use Soft Shades for a Dramatic Eye One of Matin’s favorite trends seen on this year’s red carpets is the pairing of a sheer lip and strong eye. This classic look is ideal for any age because it lets your true beauty shine while drawing the focus to the eyes. Matin recommends using

a lighter pencil to get started and then smudging with a brush. You can use a powder shadow to fill in space and add definition. “For a dramatic eye, start with softer shades until you get the hang of it,” he says. “Use beige, taupe or grey to get a smoky effect that adds depth and drama.”

With these simple tips, anyone can recreate popular trends and add some glam to their daily look. You may not be walking down a red carpet, but you’re sure to get noticed and feel beautiful. For more information on Matin’s favorite lip products, visit www.chapstick.com. (BPT) l

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Felicia?

FEATURING INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHER FELICIA REED

WHO IS I AM FELICIA REED. I AM A FASHION INSPIRED PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER WHO SPECIALIZES IN VANITY FAIR INSPIRED PORTRAITS FOR THE EVERYDAY MAN AND WOMAN. YOU GET TO SPEND THE DAY WITH ME AND MY TEAM OF HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTS.

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magine a day of pampering with your very own glam squad doing your hair and makeup, mimosas, music and a celebrity style photo shoot. I will fully guide you through what to wear as well as posing instructions.

I want you to see your body for the beauty and power it holds. I have heard all the excuses: “I’m not photogenic.” “I’m not pretty enough.” “I just need to lose x amount of weight.” Trust me I know, I am hard on myself at times. I had to learn to value myself too. I had all the same excuses. I am here to tell you that you are ENOUGH! You are fearfully and wonderfully made! God’s masterpiece! I want you to be just as God has created you to be. Embrace your uniqueness! I am here to serve you. I want to empower you to fall

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This day is all about YOU! I have an amazing gift of connecting with others and seeing their beauty when they may not see it. I get it, self-care is a challenge. In this day and age we are so busy with our careers or our family that we get lost in all of that and forget about ourselves. I want to bring you back to you. I want to celebrate you. I will create the most amazing photos you have ever seen of yourself. I want you to have legacy prints that will outlive me and you will have them to pass down for generations to come. I invite you to a personal session with me that will be transformative and life changing. Truly, I will change the way you see yourself. Visit Felicia’s official website at www.feliciareed.com. l


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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

SARAH DUQUE

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A REMARKABLE BEAUTY kINTERVIEW CONDUCTED AND WRITTEN BY WILLIAM JACKSON PHOTOGRAPHER ANDI BROOKE PHOTOGRAPHY WWW.ANDIBROOKE.COM MAKEUP ARTIST AND HAIR STYLIST LORI YOUNG PR AGENCY SGG PUBLIC RELATIONS

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VENEZUELAN TOP-MODEL SARAH DUQUE LOVISONI IS AN IMPRESSIVE COMBINATION OF BEAUTY AND CULTURE. CELEBRATED AS A SUCCESSFUL MODEL, THE ELEGANT VENEZUELAN HAS ALSO CREATED AN INTERIOR DESIGN COMPANY, SDL DESIGN, IN THE UNITED STATES WHICH COLLABORATES WITH NUMEROUS ITALIAN LUXURY BRANDS.

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orn in Milan, Sarah naturally began her modeling career there as the face of some of the most prestigious companies in the world such as Pantene, Pirelli, La Perla, Vogue, Roberto Cavalli, and Alberta Ferretti. In 2014, Sarah was awarded the cover of Playboy Italy. That same year she completed her degree in Contemporary Art Marketing at Naba University, Milan. Soon thereafter, Sarah came to Los Angeles where she’s represented by AC Talent, one of the most prestigious agencies in the city. Today you can see her alongside Julia Roberts in the international campaign of Lancome Cosmetics, Paris for the ‘La Vie Est Belle’ fragrance. Additionally, Sarah is applying her interior designer talents in developing a new residential project in Malibu, California. It’s thrilling to learn more about Sarah. She is a woman who possesses such a wonderful spirit, which is so contagious. I’m totally captivated by her and happy to share highlights of our conversations. Sarah is truly a remarkable talent and a remarkable beauty. InFluential Magazine: You’re a Venezuelan woman by birth and early life, what characteristics do you possess from those backgrounds which allow you to survive the modeling and business jungle?

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Sarah Duque Lovisoni: Mainly the family values I carry with me. The fashion industry is often a very cruel and shallow world. If one doesn’t have strong roots, it is very easy to fall into temptation, or even develop issues related to lack of self-esteem. As a business woman it’s important to be very strong and focused. I’m learning every day about my business. I make it a goal to understand and learn from each situation. InFluential: What is your current eating regimen? You may be tired of being asked this, but women aspire to look as healthy as you. Most likely you change this eating regimen from time to time, so if you’d share, we’d appreciate it. Sarah: I’m very aware of the importance of maintaining a balanced diet. I’m fortunate to have lived for many years in Italy. While there, I was introduced to a Mediterranean diet which I follow today. I eat simple and healthy (meat, fish, vegetables, pasta once in a while without over doing it). I rarely drink alcohol and eat desserts. . InFluential: What one health habit do you wish you could still change? Or, are you doing everything right for yourself? Sarah: It’s important to me to maintain a balanced diet and I try to incorporate physical exercise at least four times a week. InFluential: Your plate is as full as anyone’s, in many good ways. How do you stay energized and on point? Sarah: In addition to maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise, I get plenty of rest. I sleep at least seven hours each night. Sticking to these routines has helped to increase my energy levels as well. InFluential: How do you achieve emotional balance, and when it’s off kilter for you, how do you right it? Sarah: I´m constantly working on myself. I take inventory of those things I’m doing well and take note of what I should improve upon. It’s important to make time for myself. During these times, I enjoy reading books on self-improvement. When I’m not feeling my best, I simply take a moment to breathe. I take Bikram classes MARCH / APRIL 2017

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and think about how blessed I am for everything I have achieved up until today. This is the most important, because tomorrow is another day. InFluential: How do you make time for your family, and what are things you enjoy doing together? Sarah: During the weekend I make time to enjoy my family and friends. I love cooking pasta for them. InFluential: Where – or doing what – do you feel most relaxed? Sarah: Being in a paradisiac sea location makes me feel very relaxed. I simply enjoy the water and reading a good book. InFluential: What’s your best skill as a manager, businesswoman? Sarah: As an interior designer and a creative person, I maintain a positive attitude, I’ve learned to trust my good eyes for details, I´m patient and I like to have good communication in my work environment. InFluential: What do you think of the karma of the right moment? Meaning you happened to be at the right place, at the right time, with the right look. What are your thoughts about the energy it took for that to happen? Sarah: There’s a Buddhist belief that whatever you do comes back to you; if you do something good, something good will happen to you, and vice versa. For example, the consequences of your actions will have an impact on your future, positive or negative. If you’re a good, honest person with values and are caring and respectful, your future will be blessed with individuals who demonstrate similar qualities. Just the opposite will happen when one acts to the contrary. InFluential: Why is it important to be independent, but not inflexible? Sarah: It´s very important for a woman to keep her own independence because independence means freedom. InFluential: What is your favorite gift to give? Sarah: Any detail that makes the other person know I thought about them. l

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AS A BUSINESS WOMAN IT’S IMPORTANT TO BE VERY STRONG AND FOCUSED. I’M LEARNING EVERY DAY ABOUT MY BUSINESS. I MAKE IT A GOAL TO UNDERSTAND AND LEARN FROM EACH SITUATION.

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THE YEAR 2017 IS STILL IN ITS INFANCY, BUT RESEARCH SHOWS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS FEEL THIS YEAR COULD BE ONE OF THE BEST IN RECENT MEMORY.

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new survey, commissioned by Staples and conducted by Wakefield Research, found that 85 percent of small business owners surveyed reported feeling “optimistic” about the small business climate in 2017. That’s good news for the owners as well as for their communities, because for many, this optimism is motivating owners to put earned revenue directly back into their businesses and employees.

optimistic about 2017, it also provides a favorable outlook for the years ahead. In fact, many small business owners report they hope to make small business ownership a family tradition. Ninety-one percent of those surveyed said they would encourage their children to start their own business, and 93 percent said they felt running their own business was the best kind of job satisfaction there was.

According to the research, 97 percent of respondents said they plan to increase investment in their companies this year, while 67 percent plan to hire new employees. Those fresh hires also appear to be in line for better benefits, as 72 percent of small business owners report they plan to increase staff compensation in 2017.

Finding the Tools to Support Small Businesses For small business owners across the country, optimism can often be directly tied to market success and having the proper tools to support future growth. Staples Print and Marketing Services offers a comprehensive suite of services, providing everything from business cards and logo design to marketing materials and signage.

“We conducted this survey to better understand the pulse of small business owners and to further identify those priority product and service areas in which we can help our customers achieve success in 2017,” says Frank P. Bifulco Jr., chief marketing officer, Staples. The survey included 502 small business owners across the country. For purposes of the research, small businesses were defined as companies that had 10 or fewer full-time employees. While the research found that small business owners are

Small business owners can find additional support materials online by visiting Staples.com and the Staples Small Businesses Hub. The Hub is a resource that offers expert tips, information and industry advice - everything a small business owner needs to grow their business in 2017 and feel even more optimistic in the years to come. To learn more about how Staples can support the initiatives in your small business, visit Staples.com. (BPT) l

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TIPS TO AVOID DISTRACTED DRIVING

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Employers Take Up the Issue Recognizing the ethical and liability issues that arise when employees drive while distracted, employers across the country have begun implementing distracted driving policies. Typically, these policies prohibit employees from using cellphones while driving on company time. In January 2017, the NSC reported that Cargill was the largest privately held company to prohibit the use of mobile devices, including hands-free technology, while an employee is driving on behalf of the company. The ban also covers work related calls while commuting to and from work, even if employees are driving their own vehicles. “There is a time and place for doing business, and it’s not while you’re driving,” says Melanie Burke, director of health and safety at Cargill, a Minnesota-based privately held company with 150,000 employees around the world. Even Cargill’s Chairman and CEO David MacLennan is subject to the ban. In announcing the policy to employees in late 2016, MacLennan noted he was 138 days into cell-

phone free motoring. “It’s been liberating,” he told employees. NSC data shows about 20 percent of Fortune 500 companies have instituted cell phone bans, and of those, just 1 percent believe the ban affected productivity. Replace Risk, Keep Productivity Taking care of business doesn’t mean you have to risk a crash. Here are six ways to keep up with the pace of business without using your cell phone in the car:

Use an automated response app to let callers know you’re driving and can’t take their call at the moment. These free apps allow you to personalize the response and set your phone to automatically reply with a text message to incoming calls or texts.

If you’re driving a vehicle outfitted with communication technology, use its “do not disturb” feature to unplug from calls and texts while behind the wheel.

Use shared calendars to block off times when you’ll be on the road and unable to answer a call. The calendar item will help alert coworkers and

anyone else connected to your calendar when you’ll be out of touch and when they might be able to reach you again.

Remove temptation. A study by AT&T found 62 percent of drivers keep their phones within reach in the car. Put yours away where you can’t see or reach it. You can place it in your purse, briefcase or messenger bag, and place the bag in the back seat. Further reduce distraction and temptation by turning your device off before stowing it.

If you absolutely must take a call while on the road, pull over in a safe location. If a call comes in while you’re driving, allow it to go to voicemail until you’re safely pulled over, then return the call.

Be aware of other dangerously distracting behaviors, such as putting on makeup, tying a necktie or eating while driving. Do all your dressing and personal grooming before you leave home, and if you must snack while driving, choose food that is easy to manage, like a granola bar (unwrap it when you’re stopped), rather than something messy like a burger with all the fixings.

“Before we had cellphones, if you had to take a business call while on the road, you would pull over and find a pay phone,” says Burke. “Productivity was fine and business got done. When it comes to time behind the wheel, safety is everyone’s most important job.” (BPT) l

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A CONFERENCE SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR BUSY

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WHILE CONFERENCES CAN BE GREAT FOR YOUR COMPANY AND YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, THEY CAN DO A NUMBER ON YOUR STRESS LEVELS. BY THE END OF THE WEEK, YOU’VE MINGLED WITH BUSINESSES, ATTENDED MEETINGS AND HAPPY HOURS AND WALKED PAST WHAT SEEMS LIKE A MILLION BOOTHS. Make the Most of Your (and the Presenters’) Time Companies presenting at conferences look to meet face-to-face with existing and potential customers and partners. In an environment where communication is largely moving online, conferences are a rare opportunity to rub shoulders with those you may otherwise never see. Companies want to maximize in-person conversations, so if you approach a booth, be ready to talk. You may know nothing about the company, but as you listen and learn, think about how you can apply their services to your organization. If they don’t fill a need, move on.

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hectic convention hall. This will allow you to focus on identifying ways to collaborate and to establish next steps after the conference. Take Care of Yourself If you’re spending eight hours a day walking around the exhibition hall and connecting with potential partners, your feet will be very unhappy by the end of the week. Invest in a pair of comfortable yet stylish dress shoes. It’s equally as important to stay hydrated and nourished. Stash some protein bars, or packets of almonds in your bag for when you don’t have time to take an hour-long lunch. Don’t Overdo it on the Happy Hour While you can do some great networking at the hotel bar, there

is nothing worse than overdoing it with alcohol in a professional setting. While they say the best way to get to know someone is over a drink, that drink can quickly turn into a night you’ll regret in the morning. Aside from the embarrassment and potential business consequences, drinking can make you dehydrated, sluggish, and off your game for your next day at the conference. If you go out to meet with a potential business partner, one drink is plenty. If you need to have something in your hand, sparkling water with lemon is a safe choice. Give Yourself Time for Spontaneity Just like you don’t want to over plan a vacation, you don’t want

to over plan when attending a conference. Leave some space to chat with a presenter after a talk or to get to know a startup that you’ve never heard of. Even though you might feel there is little to no extra time during a conference, make sure you set aside some wiggle room in your schedule for these conversations – they might just be the most important ones you have during the whole trip. Conferences provide opportunities to meet people from your industry and to learn about what your company’s future may hold. By ensuring your professional and personal needs are fulfilled, you’ll present a positive image for yourself and your business. Make the most of it. l

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2016, he was presented with the Hero of Epilepsy Award from the Epilepsy Foundation. Kill frequently speaks at conferences, founded the Chasing Dreams Epilepsy Fund, and, most recently, has teamed up with UCB and EpilepsyAdvocate on the social media campaign #TackleEpilepsy to help raise awareness of epilepsy during the football post season. Approximately one in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime. Early Memories Long before Kill’s journey led him to become an inspirational epilepsy ambassador and advocate, it began with a seizure. “I was alone in my bedroom when it occurred,” Kill remembers. “At that time I didn’t know I’d experienced a seizure, because I wasn’t sure what a seizure was.” The Demands of Big Ten Football Kill was named head coach of the University of Minnesota’s football team in 2011, and though he was continuing to experience seizures, he refused to let them prevent him from coaching at the game’s highest level. However, the grind of being a Big Ten coach started to affect his health. “Being a college football coach is an extremely stressful job,” Kill says. “We work 16 hours a day, seven days a week during the season. In the off-season, we’re constantly on the road recruiting. I was often sleeping only two or three hours a night and I wasn’t eating properly.” The grind finally took its toll, and in 2013, Kill was forced to miss a

game for the first time in his career. Leading up to the team’s road game at Michigan, Kill estimates he suffered more than a dozen seizures over a two- or three-day period. While his absence was taken hard by many, Kill chose to focus on the positive. He embraced the outpouring of support he and his family received from his players,

fans and the state of Minnesota as a whole. And with his wife by his side, he began working with a specialist to get his epilepsy under control. Going Forward to #TackleEpilepsy Today, Kill is able to continue to coach the game he loves and focus on staying healthy, managing his epilepsy, and raising awareness. That’s why he’s partnering with UCB and EpilepsyAdvocate to support the #TackleEpilepsy campaign to raise epilepsy awareness. The #TackleEpilepsy campaign invites people to take a picture of their best “game face,” upload the photo to their Facebook pages using the hashtag #TackleEpilepsy, and tag friends to spread awareness. UCB will donate $26,000 to the Epilepsy Foundation in honor of #TackleEpilepsy participation. This represents the one in 26 people who will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder sometimes called a seizure disorder because seizures are the primary symptom. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases worldwide; more than 65 million people worldwide live with the disease, including an estimated 3 million in the U.S. Learn more about #TackleEpilepsy and check out some of the best game faces on the EpilepsyAdvocate Facebook page. You can follow Coach Kill on Twitter at @JerryKillCoach. (BPT) l

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BRINGS BRIGHTER EVENINGS AND A REMINDER THAT SPRING AND WARMER WEATHER ARE WITHIN REACH. HOWEVER, IT COMES WITH THE POTENTIAL TO WREAK HAVOC ON A FAMILY’S SLEEP ROUTINE. TIME CHANGES CAN MAKE MORNING SCHEDULES JUST A LITTLE BIT HARDER FOR PARENTS EVERYWHERE.

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time change shifts our body’s normal schedule and losing an hour of sleep during daylight saving time can be a tough transition for moms and their families,” says Shannon Wright, a

registered dietitian and wellness expert for Natrol, a market leader of vitamins and supplements. Despite this, daylight saving time may be just the right time to reset sleep routines and get family schedules back on track.

“Use this time change as a reason to start implementing a better night time routine for the entire family,” Wright says. “If adults do not get the seven to nine hours of sleep the body needs, it can have significant consequences such as decreased mood, poor performance at work and an increase in accidents can occur.” To help families get through this time change adjustment, Wright recommends these tips and tricks to help ease into the transition and get the best night’s sleep possible:

1 Stay Consistent

Develop a nightly routine to help regulate your body’s sleep and wake schedule. Aim to go to bed and wake up around the same time every day, even on weekends. This can help support your body’s natural sleep cycle and also support the body’s release of melatonin, which helps put you to sleep and promotes more restful sleep.

2 Limit Nighttime Screen Time

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on your smartphone or tablet can seem like a nice way to ease into falling asleep once the kids are in bed, but it can hinder your sleep if you do it within an hour of bedtime. The blue light release from these various technological devices can actually trick your brain into thinking it is daytime and your body will delay its release of melatonin.

3Step Outside

Use that extra daylight to spend some quality time outside with your family. Research suggests a correlation between exercise and a good night’s rest. You can even use a pedometer or step monitor to ensure you’re moving

your body enough throughout the day. Challenge your family to be more active and your whole family will be getting more sleep.

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Create an Environment for Sleep A perfect sleep environment should be dark, quiet and cool so you can fall asleep faster and stay asleep. If you have challenges with any of these factors, invest in some blackout curtains, ear plugs or a fan.

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a Melatonin Supplement Various factors can affect the natural production of melatonin in

our bodies such as age, diet, time changes and stress. Supplementing with melatonin can help establish normal sleep patterns to give you a more restful, relaxing sleep and in turn, better overall health. Try Natrol Melatonin, a 100 percent drug-free sleep aid that is nonhabit forming to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep so you wake up feeling refreshed. “Keep in mind that everyone’s body is different so use these tips and be patient. Before long, moms and their families will be fully rested and ready to tackle their busy days,” Wright says. (BPT) l

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ellness goals are admirable throughout the year, but too often wellmeaning people make a common mistake that sabotages their efforts: they skip breakfast. It’s a daily choice that millions of people shrug off as no big deal, but research proves breakfast is an important component in how you feel throughout the day. Fueling up solely on java may perk you up momentarily, but it doesn’t do the trick long-term. Consider these five reasons why breakfast boosts your health and should not be ignored.

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Awakens your metabolism When you eat breakfast, you “break the fast” from your sleep periods and give your metabolism a wakeup call. When you sleep, your metabolism slows and you burn fewer calories while you rest. By eating a nutritious breakfast, you are sparking your internal engine so it burns calories and gives you more energy throughout the day. Helps you focus Hunger can make people irritable and it’s hard to focus on work when your stomach is grumbling. By eating a balanced breakfast of fat, protein and fiber, the food is

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processed into energy, allowing you to feel fuller longer. Steadies the burn When you skip breakfast, the body panics for nutrition, so come lunch you tend to overeat. This in turn overwhelms the metabolism and you end up with peaks and pits of energy throughout the day. For steady energy and efficient calorieburning, eat a nutritious breakfast and other meals on schedule. Encourages healthy choices People who eat breakfast tend to make healthier choices throughout the day. According to MayoClinic.org,


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“People who eat breakfast tend to eat a healthier overall diet, one that is more nutritious and lower in fat. In contrast, people who skip breakfast are more likely to skip fruits and vegetables the rest of the day, too.”Try starting the day with 100-calorie Thomas’ Light Multigrain English Muffins. Sets a good example When you eat breakfast, it sets a good example for your family. Plus,

sitting down to a nutritious meal is a positive way to start the day together. You’re helping your kids form healthy habits that will benefit them with increased focus and energy at school, ensuring they can do their best academically. Try this easy 5-minute recipe to start your morning. For more nutritious breakfast recipes, visit thomasbreads.com/recipes. (BPT) l

Ingredients - 1 Thomas’ Light Multi-Grain English Muffin - Plain Greek yogurt - Sprinkle of granola - Handful of blueberries - Honey for drizzling Directions 1. Split and toast English muffin. Let cool slightly, then top with yogurt, granola and berries. Drizzle with honey for an added touch of sweetness. 2. Serve with more blueberries and strawberries, if desired.

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classroom and on the field requires expert-level planning and execution. That’s where parents play a huge role in helping their teen athletes keep it all in balance. Here are four easy tips to help you ensure that your teen is ready for a great season, on and off the field.


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1 Food: Allison Maurer - a sports dietitian and Gatorade consultant who has worked with high school and collegiate athletes - says, “The important thing to remember is food is fuel. It gives athletes the energy they need to perform and also helps them recover. When planning your athletes’ meals, look for whole food sources that provide high-quality fats, lean proteins and complex carbohydrates. Talk to your athlete about his or her fuel strategy before, during and after practices and games, and offer support by providing healthy, energy rich snacks.”

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Hydration: When exercising hard, the body cools itself through sweat. If body mass is reduced by about two percent, which would be three pounds of water weight loss in a 150-pound athlete, it can negatively affect performance, according to the National Athletic

Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) Position Statement on Fluid Replacement for Athletes. “Athletes lose more than water in sweat, so it’s important they take their hydration seriously since it can impact performance,” Maurer says. “There are a number of products to meet an athlete’s hydration and fueling preferences. For those looking for an organic fueling option, I recommend G Organic, Gatorade’s latest product. It’s made with only seven ingredients and provides the same hydration benefits that athletes expect from Gatorade.”

encourage them to go to bed and rise at the same time each day. Also, the glowing light of electronic devices can also interfere with sleep. So, help your teen come up with a strategy to power down an hour or so before bedtime in order to prepare their minds for a night of restorative sleep.

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Rest: Although teens may seem to bounce back easily from a night with too little rest, the truth is that good sleep helps both learning and athletic performance. Sleep helps athletes recover, especially after they’ve pushed their limits in an intense workout. Being rested can also improve reaction time, as well as speed and accuracy. In addition, teens with earlier bedtimes had better grades than those who stayed up later and slept less, according to a study of 3,000 subjects cited by the National Sleep Foundation. Talk about these benefits with your athlete, and

Planning: Schedules have a way of colliding, and this especially happens when a huge test and a game are scheduled for the same day. Each week, sit down with your student athlete and walk through that week’s schedule. Look at practices, games, homework assignments and tests, and create a calendar. That way, if a midterm and a game take place on the same day, he or she can plan accordingly. This will help avoid a late-night, stress-filled cram session that will steal from their performance in the classroom and on the field. Life as a student athlete means keeping everything in balance. By focusing on the body - from nutrition to time management - athletes can focus on giving their best performance this upcoming season. (BPT) l

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SPRING AND SUMMER HAVE A REPUTATION FOR BEING ALLERGY SEASONS, BUT ACTUALLY TWO-THIRDS OF ALLERGY SUFFERERS EXPERIENCE SYMPTOMS YEAR-ROUND, ACCORDING TO A STUDY CONDUCTED BY ISOBAR. AIRBORNE ALLERGENS DON’T DISAPPEAR WHEN THE WEATHER COOLS, WINDOWS CLOSE AND EVERYONE HEADS INDOORS.

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ctually, throughout “closedwindow season,” the lack of ventilation can cause irritants like dust, pet dander, and mold spores to linger and build up inside homes and offices, causing allergen-related discomfort to flare up. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can also build up when fresh air is not circulating and can result in airway irritation as well as other discomforts. Although it may not be top of mind, pollen should not be overlooked during the winter months, either. In some

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areas of the country with warmer climates, pollens can be a constant concern with plants blooming throughout the year. In cooler climate areas, temperature fluctuations can also cause pollen to be present when you least expect it. “Many people automatically reach for an over-the-counter antihistamine when they experience allergy symptoms due to indoor

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or outdoor allergens,” says Dr. Bob Geng, a board-certified allergist/immunologist and medical advisor for Honeywell Air Purifiers. “However, by first evaluating your home environment and taking steps to remove or minimize allergens and allergen sources, you can reduce your exposure naturally and may be able to limit the need for medication or allergy shots.” Reducing Indoor Allergens Indoors, irritants can come from numerous sources. Take these steps to reduce allergens and irritants inside your home this winter - and all year long:

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in the form of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). For many, especially for allergy and asthma sufferers with airways that are typically already inflamed, exposure to VOCs can cause nasal passage, lung and throat irritation. The EPA reports that VOC levels inside homes are two to five times higher than levels outdoors. Check product labels and be aware of the various scents, chemicals and cleaners you use. Honeywell True HEPA air purifiers include activated carbon pre-filters that help trap odors and VOCs.

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Wash sheets, pillow covers and mattress covers weekly in hot water of at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Frequent laundering in hot water can reduce the presence of dust and dust mite waste.

3Vacuum carpets at least weekly

using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to remove allergens that can settle deep into the fibers. Vacuuming can stir up, or aerosolize particles, so try to have a non-allergy sufferer do the vacuuming, or wear a disposable dust mask. Run an air purifier to supplement weekly vacuuming and to help capture airborne particles before they settle on surfaces.

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Three in 10 allergy sufferers have allergic reactions to dogs and cats, according to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America

(AAFA). Detectable levels of pet dander are present in nearly every U.S. home, even those without pets, as these allergens can easily be carried into the home on clothing and shoes. While this dander can be found in the home all year long, levels may be higher in colder months due to closed windows and less ventilation. If you do have pets, their fur, dander and dried saliva can all become airborne and be inhaled. Limit your pet’s access to bedrooms, and keep them off upholstered furniture. Reduce activities like jumping on a couch or running around a room, which can stir up pet allergens and cause them to become airborne.

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Common household items including soaps, detergents, perfumes, cleaning supplies and building materials like paint and varnishes can emit gases

to further remove allergens from the air. Honeywell True HEPA Air Purifiers capture up to 99.97 percent of microscopic airborne particles that pass through the filters, including airborne grass, weed and tree pollens, dust, smoke, pet fur/dander, mold spores, and certain bacteria and virus. Honeywell True HEPA Air Purifiers also help reduce VOCs and odors with activated carbon pre-filters. The Honeywell Bluetooth(R) Smart HEPA Air Purifier has a VOC sensor that detects when VOCs are present and can automatically adjust its operating mode to quickly capture and reduce VOCs. This model offers many other features with its free App, including custom scheduling, outdoor allergen alerts and a proximity sensor that make it easier to improve your indoor air quality.

To learn more about air purifiers, visit honeywellpluggedin.com. For more information on allergies and allergens, visit the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America website, aafa.org. (BPT) l

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TIPS FROM FORMER SMOKERS

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here are now more former cigarette smokers than current smokers in the United States, and more than half of all people who have ever smoked have quit, according to the CDC. If you’re still smoking and would like to quit, you’re not alone. Nearly seven out of 10 cigarette smokers want to quit for good. Although each person’s journey to a tobacco-free life is different, knowing what’s worked for others could help you find what works for you. Participants from CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers(TM) campaign share what worked best for them in their journeys to quitting smoking.

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SINCE THE SURGEON GENERAL RELEASED THE FIRST REPORT ON SMOKING IN 1964, THE SMOKING RATE AMONG ADULTS HAS DECREASED FROM 42 PERCENT TO 15 PERCENT. THOUGH GREAT STRIDES HAVE BEEN MADE, MORE THAN 36 MILLION ADULTS IN THE UNITED STATES CONTINUE TO SMOKE CIGARETTES, CLAIMING NEARLY HALF A MILLION LIVES A YEAR AND LEAVING 16 MILLION OTHERS TO LIVE WITH AN ILLNESS OR DISEASE CAUSED BY SMOKING. staying smoke-free. Her relatives supported her with a daily text of encouragement, noting the day of her progress-”Day 2 without smoking” and, eventually, “Day 365 without smoking.”

Choose a Quit Date and Support Team Tiffany Roberson, 35, of Louisiana started smoking when she was just 19, despite having watched her own mother, a smoker, die of lung cancer. Over the years, Roberson tried to quit multiple times but struggled to stay quit for good. When her own daughter turned 16, she was inspired to try again. This time, a combination of tactics helped her succeed.

During work breaks, she drank water instead of smoking. Create Accountability Beatrice Rosa-Swerbilov, 40, from New York tried her first cigarette at just 7 years old, and became a regular smoker at age 13. Although she had tried many times before, she quit for good after her 11-year-old son wrote her a letter asking her to quit smoking. Here are her success strategies.

A nicotine patch helped control her cravings. She chose it because it was discrete and easy to use.

She chose a quit date. To avoid the temptation to smoke, she stayed busy on that day.

She told her daughter and another relative she was quitting so she would be accountable for

Avoiding triggers-things or situations that made her crave a cigarette. For example, going out

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to affect his health, Fulton created a plan for quitting that included replacing negative behaviors with positive ones. When he felt a craving for a cigarette, he used a nicotine patch or chewed sugar-free gum. He’s learned to rely on exercise, becoming an avid cyclist and swimmer.

for drinks with friends was a trigger, so Rosa-Swerbilov gave up doing that for a while.

Creating accountability for herself by telling everyone that she was quitting. Her hope was that if someone did see her smoking, they would say “Oh, I thought you quit,” thus holding her accountable for her decision to quit smoking. Manage Stress Amanda Brenden, of Wisconsin, began smoking in fifth grade and was a daily smoker by age 13. She would duck outside during the day - even during Wisconsin winters - to smoke. By college, she was smoking a pack a day. When she got engaged and found out she was pregnant, she tried to quit, without success. The stress of being a pregnant college student

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drove her back to cigarettes. Her daughter was born two months premature and today still struggles with asthma. Breathing problems like asthma are common in premature babies.

Stress was a trigger for Brenden, as it is for many smokers. In a smoking cessation class, she learned stress reduction techniques. She also relied on support from her family.

When Brenden feels frustrated, she exercises to release her negative energy rather than reaching for a cigarette. Substitute Positive For Negative James Fulton, 40, of New York, began smoking at 14 to emulate his father, a smoker who was wellrespected in their community. When decades of smoking began

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Rebecca Cox-MacDonald, 57, of Texas, also found exercise to be helpful in quitting. Surrounded by a family of smokers, she started smoking as a teenager. Multiple events inspired her to try quitting a final time; her father died of a smoking-related illness, she watched the health of other relatives who smoked deteriorate, and she developed severe gum disease-a risk for smokers-that required her to get bone grafts and dental implants. She quit and committed to a healthier lifestyle that included regular exercise like running and getting treatment for the depression that had been a major factor in keeping her smoking. The CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign brings together science-backed health information and quitting tips drawn from the real-life experiences of former smokers. For more information about how you can quit smoking, including tips from successful former smokers, visit the CDC’s Quit Guide online. l


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PROTECT YOUR HEART WITH THESE EASY MEAL ADD-INS

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WHAT’S THE BIGGEST THREAT TO OUR HEALTH? IT ISN’T CANCER OR EVEN ACCIDENTS, BUT HEART DISEASE. ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, ONE IN FOUR DEATHS IN THE U.S. IS CAUSED BY HEART DISEASE, WHICH INCLUDES HEART ATTACK AND STROKE. THIS STATISTIC IS SCARY, BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS, THERE IS SOMETHING POWERFUL WE CAN DO TO PREVENT US FROM BECOMING A VICTIM TO THIS DISEASE. 82

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ven if you are one of the 47 percent of Americans living with a major risk factor, there are preventive measures you can take for a healthier heart, says registered dietitian nutritionist, Dawn Jackson Blatner. All you have to do is embrace some simple lifestyle changes starting with your diet. “Food is quite literally one of the best medicines out there when it comes to improving our health,” says Blatner. “Studies show us repeatedly that a balanced diet including heart-healthy unsaturated fats, along with multiple servings of fruit and vegetables can give you additional protection against heart attack and stroke.” Here are five of Blatner’s go-to foods you can easily incorporate into your diet for a daily dose of heart-healthy compounds.

1. Fish: Salmon and other fatty fish such as sardines are chock full of omega-3 fatty acids, which lower the risk of irregular heartbeat and help decrease plaque buildup in the arteries. If fish isn’t already in your meal rotation, it’s time to start. Preparation and cooking time for fish entrees is much shorter than that of chicken, beef and pork, making it a perfect weeknight meal.

2. Greens: Leafy greens contain nitrates, healthy compounds that not only reduce the risk of heart attack, but can boost survival rates after a heart attack. Plus, spinach, kale and other dark green vegetables have carotenoids, which work to keep blood vessels healthy. So aim to have at least one cup of leafy greens each day, such as scrambled in your morning eggs, a green juice as a snack or a leafy salad with lunch or dinner.

4. Dark Chocolate: Good news: Eating dark chocolate every day can reduce heart attack and stroke for high-risk patients. The magic compound here is flavonoids, which are beneficial for blood pressure and clotting while also reducing inflammation. If you’re on-board with making chocolate your after dinner indulgence, opt for brands with 60-70 percent cocoa and that don’t contain milk fat in the ingredient list.

3. Nuts: They contain protein, fiber and healthy fat, which work together to keep us feeling full and satisfied. Though high in fat, studies show people who consume nuts on a daily basis are leaner than those who don’t, and staying lean is, of course, heart-healthy. So go ahead and keep almonds, walnuts or pistachios on hand for snacking, and choose those that are minimally processed, avoiding candied or highly salted nuts.

5. Eggs: Contrary to earlier belief, eating one egg a day has no negative effect on coronary health and can actually reduce the risk of stroke by 12 percent, according to a recent review of 30 years’ worth of scientific study cited on nutraingredients. com. But all eggs are not created equal. Eggland’s Best eggs, for example, offer the benefit of 25 percent less saturated fat, five times more Vitamin D, more than twice the

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omega-3s and three times more Vitamin B12 than ordinary eggs. Eggland’s Best’s superior nutritional profile is due to its proprietary, allvegetarian diet. So get cracking and experiment with recipes featuring poached, baked and even hardboiled Eggland’s Best eggs to serve up heart-healthy meals. (BPT) l

Very Vegetable Frittata Ingredients - 4 Eggland’s Best Eggs (large) - 1/3 cup Eggland’s Best Liquid Egg Whites - 1 cup non-fat milk - 1 tablespoon chopped chives - 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

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- 1/3 cup finely chopped onion - 1 cup chopped mushrooms - 1 cup chopped broccoli - 1 cup chopped cauliflower - 1 cup chopped zucchini - 1 cup halved cherry or pear tomatoes - 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese - salt and pepper, to taste - arugula, for serving (optional) Directions In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, milk and Dijon mustard; set aside. In a 10 to 12-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet, spray with cooking spray and heat to medium-high. Sauté onion until softened - about 2 minutes. Add the mushroom, broccoli,

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cauliflower and zucchini to the skillet. Saute until slightly softened - another 3 to 4 minutes. Whisk the egg mixture again, then pour over the vegetables. Sprinkle tomatoes and feta cheese on top. Place a lid on the skillet, reduce heat to medium and cook until the bottom and sides of the frittata are firm - 8 to 10 minutes Preheat the oven broiler. Place the skillet under the broiler and broil until the frittata is cooked through (no longer jiggly) and slightly browned on top - about 5 minutes (watch closely). Cut into 4 wedges and serve immediately, over a handful of arugula, if desired. Recipe courtesy of Eggland’s Best.


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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

THEATER, TELEVISION OR THE BIG SCREEN,

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A NATIVE OF NEBRASKA, DUSTIN QUICK STARTED HER ACTING CAREER ON THE STAGES OF THE OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE, CREATED BY THE MOTHER OF FAMED ACTOR MARLON BRANDO. SOON AFTER GRADUATING FROM PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY WITH A BA IN THEATRE, DUSTIN’S PROFESSIONAL CAREER WAS SET INTO HIGH GEAR. kINTERVIEW CONDUCTED AND WRITTEN BY WILLIAM JACKSON PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ISABELLE RUEN WARDROBE TEMRAZA MAKE UP ALICE ATAKHANIAN HAIR ARMINE NAZARIAN

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he performed Shakespeare for a 500 seat theatre Off-Broadway, wrote and performed in an urban sketch comedy troupe in New York called The Actor’s Gang, played Diane in LA Weekly’s Ensemble of the Year Award-winning production of “Trainspotting”, became a member of Company of Angels, the oldest theatre company in Los Angeles, where she played the role of Sally Bowls, and Variety described her work in “St. Elmo’s Fire” as, “Understated Perfection”.

InFluential Magazine: As a private person, how do you navigate the new world order of social media? Dustin Quick: Honestly, I don’t have as much time to spend on social media as I used to, so I welcome when others publish my, and my musician husband, Medi eM’s happenings. I do make sure to publish when we have big news. Our family and friends have been incredibly supportive throughout our journey, and we like to let them know their efforts do not go unnoticed.

Dustin’s big screen highlights include the role of Masie Mather in Rob Zombie’s film, “The Lords of Salem”, “Bound to Vengeance” in 2015 where she portrayed the emotionally complex and action packed role of Laura which resulted in her being on the list of the top “Indy Darlings of Sundance”, and her second role for multi-award winning filmmaker Dawn Higginbottham, “The Usual” which was honored at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival.

InFluential: With respect to young girls and the topic of self-esteem, what was your own experience growing up? Dustin: My mother is known for her pure heart and unique spirit, which allowed me to be comfortable with being creative and dancing to a different drum. We both had to develop our selfesteem, and were there for one another during the process.

In the fall of 2106, Dustin’s first lead role in a TV show aired “Blood Relatives”. Dustin has also had roles on NCIS, the WB, Comedy Central, and has modeled on Fox, KTLA and Univision.

BEING ABLE TO WALK INTO A ROOM WITH NO MAKEUP KNOWING THE MOST VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS ONE CAN GIVE COME FROM THE HEART AND MIND.

Dustin has graced the runway for New York and LA Fashion Weeks, including Madison Square Garden theater. International designers for whom Dustin has modeled include Commatteo, Lisseth Correo, Edison Cortez, Jamie Elyse, Goga by Gordana from Project Runway All Stars, Luxury, Shekhar Rehate, Quynh Paris, Temraza, David Tupaz and fashion design icon Sue Wong.

In a short period of time, Dustin has experienced quite of bit of “Hollywood”, with no sign of slowing down. She is ambitious and a risk taker; yet remains realistic, humble and true to herself. I was thrilled to sit down, albeit briefly, with this rising star to chat about her confidence, career, family, and the ultimate question she has yet to be asked.

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InFluential: How do you define confidence? Dustin: Having faith in your gifts, experience and heart. InFluential: If you could work on any script or movie, what would it be? Dustin: I’d love to explore my Swedish and pirate heritage (Blackbeard the pirate is my ancestor), anything with vampires, or a film noir feel. Much to the chagrin of my husband, I can act out all six seasons of, Sex and the City and the two movies. The creators are brilliant and I think SATC is modern Shakespeare comedy.

InFluential: Who would you want to play you in a biopic about yourself? Dustin: Someone who is self-made and has navigated through adversity and distance on her own. InFluential: If you could remake any movie, what role would you love to reinvent? Dustin: Rita Hayworth’s, Gilda, Veronica Lake’s role in Sullivan’s Travels, and Kathleen Turner’s role in Body Heat, but with a twist from femme fatal to femme vital.


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InFluential: There is a saying that everyone has a book in them. Do you think you do? Are there other creative outlets you’d like to pursue? Dustin: I do have a few screenplays in me, one is the true story of my mother creating the first multi-racial softball team in her league while living in Panama; they went on to become undefeated champions. I’ve written lyrics and melodies to five of Medi’s songs. One song was recorded and then performed at the gorgeous Skirball Cultural Center for LA Swim Week 2016. InFluential: What’s something you wish someone would ask you and has never been asked? Dustin: The telephone rings, I pick up and the conversation goes like this: “Hi Dustin, this is Marty, Marty Scorsese. I want to give you a role in my project I’m currently developing. You in?” InFluential: What kind of things do you like to do in your spare time? Dustin: I have the honor of serving on the host committee for City Gala, for 2017 Halle Berry, Quincy Jones and John Travolta gave inspired conversations. When Medi and I aren’t attending an event, we enjoy rehearsing our music. InFluential: What do you want everyone to know about your best friend in the world? Dustin: His is a magnificently multi-talented man named Medi eM, and if we could find love in the big city of Los Angeles, then anyone can find love, anywhere. Come to our next red carpet premiere and I’ll introduce you to some new friends. Although it seems Dustin has already accomplished quite a bit of Hollywood, the talented actress and stunning model remains ambitious. What makes Dustin unique is her ability to “QUICKly” find her level of comfort. Television, done that, and well! The Big Screen, have done that, with ease! Fashion modeling, rocks that, and looks good while doing it! That’s the thing about Dustin, as her résumé shows, the lady gets right into the action. This is Dustin’s time, and she’s now unstoppable. l FLUENTIAL 91


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PLANNING YOUR WEDDING IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MANAGEMENT JOBS YOU’LL EVER TAKE ON. A PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PLANNER COULD HELP MAKE THE DAY GO SMOOTHLY, BUT YOU CAN ALSO ACHIEVE THE SAME EFFECT YOURSELF FOR LESS MONEY.

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ccording to TheKnot. com, the average cost for a professional wedding planner is just under $2,000, but many couples don’t have that kind of wiggle room in their budgets. In fact, 74 percent of couples didn’t hire a wedding planner in 2015, the website says. You can still pull off a polished wedding if you borrow a few tactics from a wedding planner’s bag of tricks. Make the rental store your playground Professional wedding planners don’t stockpile wedding items, they rent what they need to make a wedding run smoothly and look great. From tents and outdoor heaters, tables and chairs, to glassware, dishes, dance floors and décor, rental stores supply the wedding industry with the basics, luxuries and everything in between.

When a professional planner rents items, he or she typically passes on the rental cost to the clients, on top of fees for professional services. You can rent the same items yourself through a rental store — visit RentalHQ.com to find one in your area. “Working with rental companies is like being in a fantasyland,” Minneapolis-based wedding professionals Matthew Trettel and Bruce Vassar, The Wedding Guys, recently said in an interview with Rental Management magazine. “There are so many endless possibilities, and the only thing holding you back is the event budget. Even on the smallest budget, you can always enhance or elevate an event working with a rental company.” Emphasize organization Professional wedding planners use their organizational skills to ensure weddings go smoothly despite any surprises that arise. You can employ many of the same organizational tricks they use to help yourself manage the numerous details that go into a wedding, including:

Create an inspiration board. Gathering your color choices, theme elements and inspirations in one spot can help your decision-making process. For example, not sure which floral arrangement will look right for your wedding? Refer back to your inspiration board and see which of your choices best matches your inspiration.

The budget can be the most challenging aspect to manage, so be

sure to talk with your partner about your budget before you sign any contracts. Set a budget and use a budgeting worksheet (readily available for free online) to help control costs.

Numerous types of planning helpers are available, from online worksheets to apps, books and old-fashioned paper planners. Find one that’s easy for you to use and stick with it. Your planner should include a checklist with a timeline, and allow you to store all pertinent information, including estimates and contracts, in one place. Work your connections Professional wedding planners have networks of vendors to choose from. You can also network to find vendors for your wedding. Ask family, friends and co-workers for recommendations. Talk to any couples whose wedding you recently attended to see who they recommend. Another trick is to find one professional with whom you really connect — a photographer, florist or entertainer — and ask for referrals to other quality professionals he or she likes working with. Check out their websites and feedback on social media to get an idea of their work. Planning a wedding can be challenging and rewarding. With a few tricks borrowed from professional planners, such as renting what you need, you can create the wedding of your dreams on your real-world budget. (BPT) l

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MONEY-SAVING TIPS FOR YOUR FIRST MOVE TOGETHER

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fter you’ve finished paying for the flowers, reception hall, caterer, photographer and everything else related to your big day, you may not have much money left over when it comes time to move into a new home together. However, managing your move can be your first big DIY home project together, and it’s one that’s very doable on a budget. Whether you’re moving in together for the first time or moving up from a smaller apartment to the home where you’ll start your married life, you can save money and make your move go smoothly with a few tips:

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Streamline If you were both living on your own before marriage, you probably have duplicate items you won’t need, such as two sets of pots and pans, dishes, glassware and furniture. You also likely received some wedding gifts that can replace old stuff. Don’t take things you don’t need with you to your new home. Instead, streamline by selling or donating excess stuff. Selling unneeded items can put some money in your pocket when you need it most. Or, donating goods can help you get a tax credit for charitable contributions when you file your taxes next year.

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Hold on to Gift Cards If you received gift cards for your wedding, you might be tempted to spend them right away. However, every item you buy before the move is one more thing you’ll have to pack and haul. Put off using gift cards until after the move, when you can use them to help decorate or furnish your new home. Line up Your Moving Truck Renting a truck and doing your own packing and driving are great ways to save money on your move. If you’re moving from a small apartment or condo into a larger home, you probably have less stuff, and a smaller vehicle - such as a


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WITH THE AVERAGE WEDDING COSTING UPWARDS OF $30,000, STARTING YOUR NEW LIFE TOGETHER TAKES A LOT OF CAREFUL BUDGETING.

12- or 16-foot Penske rental truck should be big enough. Generally, moving experts recommend you plan for 150 cubic feet of space for every furnished room you’ll be moving. Be sure to reserve your truck at least two weeks in advance, and ask about discounts; Penske Truck Rental offers discounts for AAA members and military personnel. Pack Wisely You’ll need multiple sizes of sturdy boxes to pack and protect your belongings for the move. Your local truck rental store will have all the packing supplies you need. Start early and pack over time so the job doesn’t feel overwhelming. Label each box with the contents and the room

where it will go in your new house, tape it securely and it’s all ready to go onto the truck on moving day.

items and boxes on top. Penske’s Truck Wizard application can help you plan how best to pack your truck.

Get Help Moving day is a great excuse for a party! Ask friends over to help, and when the job is done treat everyone to take-out in your new home. For particularly heavy or fragile items, like an antique armoire or big sectional, it may make sense to hire professionals to help you pack and load those items.

Drive Safely Your move may be the first time you’ve driven a vehicle larger than an SUV. Safely driving a moving truck takes some caution, such as using your mirrors to help navigate turns, avoiding abrupt stops or lane changes, and setting the emergency brake every time you park. For more tips on driving a moving truck, visit pensketruckrental.com.

Loading Up Loading the truck well maximizes the use of the space and helps protect your belongings while they’re in transit. Load the heaviest boxes and items first, placing them on the bottom of the truck. Next, load lighter

Moving into your first new home together can be an exciting experience. With some planning and care, you can accomplish your move smoothly and on budget. (BPT) l

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REASONS WHY TALKING ABOUT MONEY CAN ENHANCE

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hether you’re getting married or just thinking about getting serious, talking about money can help couples understand each other and avoid unhappy surprises down the road. Here are five reasons why talking about money can enhance a relationship.

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It Makes Couples Happier. Talking about things like spending, saving and debt may sound business-like and unromantic, but financial experts agree that money is a frequent topic of arguments in many relationships. In fact, according to a survey by the American


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Psychological Association, almost a third of adults with partners reported that money is a major source of conflict in their relationship. “What I see when talking with couples is that learning how to resolve money disagreements and there will be disagreements helps build important relationship skills,” says Daniel Prebish, director of Life Event Services with Wells Fargo Advisors. “Those skills will be valuable both at the beginning of a relationship and likely for a couple’s entire time together.” It Helps Couples Connect by Understanding What’s Going On. Couples should discuss pros and cons of combining finances versus keeping finances separate. According to research by Wells Fargo & Company, about half of couples choose to combine accounts, while the other half prefers separate accounts. Regardless of where you and your significant other fall in this spectrum, both people in a relationship should understand how their financial habits impact - positively or negatively - the life they are building together. It Helps Couples Track Their Short and Long Term Financial Goals. Be open with your significant other about your full financial picture. Questions that can help open the door to meaningful conversations include: 1. Are we paying ourselves first? 2. Do we have a safety net? 3. Are we paying all our bills on time, every time?

4. Have we reviewed our insurance needs in the last year? 5. Do we track our spending to know where our money is going every month? 6. Are we paying down highinterest-rate debt first? 7. Do we know where our credit stands? 8. Are we saving for retirement? It Helps Couples Afford the “Extras” That Make Life Fun. Building a solid financial future shouldn’t mean forsaking enjoying life. When couples have a common understanding of how they’ll prioritize and manage their dayto-day finances like housing costs, grocery and utility bills, it’s easier to figure out where splurges fit in. It Helps Avoid Financial Surprises. Hearing your friends shout, “happy birthday” is a welcome surprise. What’s not welcome is suddenly discovering you can’t afford to pay this month’s bills or that retirement is farther away than a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Being up front about money issues and sharing complete financial information with your significant other helps avoid financial surprises that can add unnecessary stress to a relationship. While discussing money may not feel romantic, it certainly is emotional. So how do you get started? Here are tips: 1. Admit the conversation can feel awkward, but commit to having it anyway.

2. Pick a mutually agreeable time. Your candle-lit Valentine’s dinner may not be the right setting. Pre-arranging the conversation will help ensure both people are mentally prepared. 3. Be open with your significant other. Share your values and opinions about spending and savings habits and goals you would like to achieve together. 4. Work at it. Commit to an annual meeting to talk about money, credit and whether you’re on track to achieve your financial goals. By opening the lines of communication, you can get on the same financial page before joining financial forces. (This article was written by Wells Fargo Advisors and Consumer Lending) Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, separate registered brokerdealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company. Wells Fargo Consumer Lending Group provides products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various affiliates and subsidiaries. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is a bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Findings were a part of the 2016 Wells Fargo &Company’s “How American Buys and Borrows” survey. Over 2000 American adults ages 18 and older were surveyed. Survey results were not published in their entirety. (BPT) l

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Mix and layer materials used for surfaces at home to create dramatic, beautiful spaces - this kitchen features High Pressure Laminate on tabletop and cabinets, as well as Solid Surface and Quartz on countertops, island and backsplashes.

his year it seems certain the growing trend of mixing and layering materials, something many designers and architects noticed was growing in popularity over the past few years, will dominate

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the remodeling and design scene. When it comes to mixing materials, there’s no rule book; all you should do is find a combination to match your personality. This might be one of the biggest reasons why people have taken to mixing materials, as it truly allows you to create a home that is uniquely yours. Bold and Innovative The most immediate effect of mixing materials is that it opens new possibilities and new ways of expression. An example of this can be likened to how hard stone surfaces in a room can be complemented by soft carpet and furniture, or how the highly textured wood on a ceiling can stand in stark contrast to polished stone. Some of the hottest looks today, such as the blending of unfinished industrial materials with modern floors and cabinets, would have been considered outlandish only a few years ago. Mixing materials gives you greater freedom to create a space that represents your style. Style on a Budget Of all the rooms in a home, kitchens and bathrooms still get the most attention. Unfortunately, getting that

dream kitchen or perfect bathroom isn’t always inexpensive. For those who have uncompromising taste, but are on a budget, mixing materials is the ideal solution. For instance, say you had your heart set on a marble island and surrounding countertops, but just can’t afford marble. Instead, you can choose from a variety of Wilsonart(R) Quartz for the island. Engineered to showcase the erratic veins and patterns prized in marble, quartz also has the advantage of being non-porous, so it won’t stain and requires virtually no maintenance. A timeless look that continues to win the popularity contest are nature’s neutrals in white, grey and black, offering flexibility to play with bold or demure colorful accents. You can complement the quartz island by mixing in an even

more affordable material like Wilsonart(R) Laminate for the perimeter countertops and vertical applications such as backsplashes and walls. With numerous styles to choose from, you’ll be able to create a stunning contrast and dimensionality that will make your room pop. With today’s innovation in laminate manufacturing and fabrication, adding affordable luxury to your kitchen or bath has never been easier. Utility Meets Style Parents, in particular, face a constant dilemma: They want a home with rooms that can stand up to all the abuse toddlers and teenagers can throw at it, but still have it look good. The answer lies in Wilsonart(R) Solid Surface. This material is tough, nonporous, seamless and repairable without sacrificing beauty. With a wide variety of styles replicating stone, you can easily mix it with other material looks to make an intriguing statement. To explore hundreds of options, visit www.wilsonart.com and start mixing materials to see what’s possible in your home. (BPT) l

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A HOUSE WITH AMPLE WINDOWS CAN WIN YOUR HEART WITH SILENT PROMISES OF SUN-DRENCHED ROOMS AND WARM BREEZES WAFTING THROUGH OPEN WINDOWS.

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he truth, however, is that even a home with windows galore can have rooms that feel dark and cave like. Some of the most-loved aspects of modern design - open, expansive floor plans, wood flooring in darker tones, walls of windows - may leave portions of

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a room dazzled with sun and other parts dim and poorly lit. For example, a room with a wall full of picture windows will often lack windows on other walls. Near the windows, you’ll get plenty of sunlight and some glare, but the natural light might not make it to the far corners of the

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room - especially if it’s a large space like a great room. What’s more, interior spaces like powder rooms, laundry rooms, mudrooms and closets often have no windows at all, making them feel small and dark. No one wants rooms


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that look like caves - not even if your house has an actual “man cave” or “woman cave” in it. Fortunately, a few smart decorating tricks and some budget-friendly, high-impact enhancements can help brighten rooms and relieve that cave like feeling. Sunlight Solutions Of course, the sure-fire way to get more light into a room is to add more windows, but that’s not always a practical or cost-effective solution. Instead, look for alternative ways to bring more sunlight into a room. Daylighting systems can bring sunlight from a rooftop down into a room, allowing natural light to illuminate dark spaces where light from windows can’t reach. For example, the Solatube Daylighting System captures daylight with a rooftop dome. A highly reflective tube funnels light inside the home, where a decorative fixture on the ceiling spills the natural light into dim areas. The tube fits between rafters, so there’s no need to cut through critical structures, do frame work or make repairs to sheetrock. An options light kit provides electric illumination on cloudy days or at night. The included integrated solarpowered nightlight provides gentle, low-level illumination at night, and qualifies the entire system, plus installation, for a 30 percent federal tax credit. With the tax credit, Solatubes start at less than $500 installed,

making them a cost-effective option for any room in the house, and especially in master baths, powder rooms, mudrooms, hallways and laundry rooms. To learn more, visit Solatubedaylighting.com. Another option is to amplify the sunlight coming into the room. Strategically positioning mirrors can help reflect natural light to dark corners. What’s more, a large mirror mimics the feeling of a window, making rooms feel bigger and brighter. Window Dressing Maximizing the amount of light that comes in through the windows you do have is easy. Keep curtains light and airy, and use blinds or shades to control the amount of light coming from the window. Install curtain rods 2 feet wider than windows so that when curtains or drapes are open, they don’t block any of the window or the light coming through it.

You can also “dress” walls to mimic the look of windows. For example, if you have a windowless powder room, adding a transom above the door can help the room feel bigger while borrowing light from adjacent rooms. The tactic of borrowing light can also work if you’re able to put a pass through between a closed off room and an adjacent one that has windows. Decorating Tricks Finally, don’t overlook the power of decor in making a room feel bright and welcoming. Light-hued walls of white, cream or pale yellow or blue not only make a room feel bigger, they evoke the visual qualities of natural light. Large windowless rooms, like a basement play room, can benefit from large framed art. Select scenes that mimic the view you might get from a picture window, such as a seascape, mountain scene or city skyline. Filtered overhead light can also create the effect of a natural light source. For example, drape light-colored, opaque fabric above a bed, so that the cloth conceals the overhead light fixture. As the artificial light shines through the fabric, it will imitate the diffused look of natural light. (BPT) l

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FACTORS DRIVING THE

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ith most home heating and ventilation systems lasting around 20 years, millions of American homeowners will be looking at replacing their HVAC systems this year. If you’ll be among them, understanding the factors that influence the cost of a system could help save you money in the long run.

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“The cost of HVAC systems can vary widely, and most people who face replacing a system have never gone through the process before,” says Steve Hoffins, director of marketing, Luxaire, a heating and cooling systems manufacturer. “Sorting through your options can be challenging. However, finding the right system for your home can greatly influence energy

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efficiency, your home’s comfort and its resale value.” Here are six factors that affect the cost of installing a new heating and cooling system, and what you should know about each: The Size of Your Home You can probably guess that the larger the home, the bigger the system you’ll need to adequately heat and


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is in good shape before you invest in a new heating and cooling system.

cool it. If a system is too small for the home, it will work harder, be less energy efficient and possibly wear out sooner. However, too big isn’t better, either. In fact, says Hoffins, “Most homes have heating and cooling systems larger than they actually need.” A system that’s too large for a home can create uneven temperatures, poor humidity control, maintenance problems and a loss of efficiency. Research can help you identify the size HVAC system that’s just right for your home. You can also ask your product dealer to provide a load calculation and energy analysis for your home. Energy Efficiency Replacing an HVAC system affords you the chance to improve your home’s energy efficiency and save money over the long term. A quality, energy-efficient HVAC system may cost more than a less efficient one, but you can anticipate recouping the expense, plus additional savings over the lifetime of the system. System Type From gas furnaces and split system air conditioners to heat pumps and packaged heating and cooling units, there are multiple ways to heat and cool your home. Most people replacing all or part of an HVAC system will opt to stick with the same type of system they’re replacing. However, you may find a different option will work better.

Different types of systems come with different product and installation costs. Before deciding what’s right for your home, research your options and talk to a qualified dealer about benefits and costs of each. Ductwork When you’re installing a new HVAC system, it’s important the ductwork in your home works with the type of system you’ve chosen, and that it’s been properly installed and maintained. Improper ductwork can create hot or cold spots in a home, reduce system efficiency and even allow the growth of mold from condensation. An HVAC professional can help you assess if your ductwork

Accessories Certain types of accessories can make your new HVAC function more efficiently and provide you with greater ease of use. If your furnace is 20 years old, chances are good your thermostat is the same age, so you’ll want to replace that, too. Programmable thermostats can be reasonably priced and help enhance the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. Other accessories such as an electronic air cleaner can help enhance the air quality inside your home. You’ll want to carefully consider the accessories you’ll be adding, and factor them into the total anticipated cost of your new HVAC system. How You’ll Pay For It Replacing an HVAC system costs thousands of dollars. If you don’t have enough cash saved to cover the cost, you may choose to finance all or part of the expense. You could use a credit card, but high interest rates mean you could end up paying thousands more in interest for your HVAC system. Manufacturer or dealer financing may be a lowercost option. For example, select participating Luxaire contractors offer financing with appealing terms such as deferred interest, no interest with equal monthly payments and convenient monthly payment options. To learn more about Luxaire home comfort systems, visit www.luxaire.com or follow @LuxaireHVAC on Twitter. (BPT) l

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TEA HAS BEEN A BEVERAGE OF CHOICE SINCE ANCIENT TIMES, ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT IMMUNE TO CHANGING TASTES. WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW MICROBREWS JOINING THE CRAFT MOVEMENT, TEA IS THE LATEST CATEGORY TO BRING BLENDING TO A NEW LEVEL.

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his trend is much to the delight of tea drinkers, who account for over 158 million Americans or approximately four out of five people. And with 87 percent of millennials drinking tea, according to the Tea Association of the USA, microbrews are in demand, with many desiring to try new flavors. The craft trend started with microbreweries that first applied the term to the small batches of beer they produced using traditional brewing processes. Consumers are enthusiastically toasting the craft beer movement as the number

of operating breweries grew 15 percent in 2015 for a total of 4,269 in the U.S. alone, according to the Brewers Association. The increased demand for such diverse taste sensations is not only driving selection but also quality. Tea-lovers can also look forward to a heightened sensory experience in their tea cups, especially since companies like Bigelow Tea continue to emphasize quality, flavor and unique blends as craft-blended specialty teas join the ranks of other popular craft brews.In 1945, Ruth Bigelow challenged established tea brands and created specialty tea in America with the iconic “Constant Comment.” Now, over 70 years later under third-generation family leadership, the company is embracing the craft movement with the launch of a new organic line of craft-inspired teas.

“Today’s consumers are looking for unique products that deliver a complex, full-flavor experience,” says Cindi Bigelow, third-generation president and CEO, “and our new line was created to do just that.” For example, Steep by Bigelow is a microbrew tea, rich in flavors that connect more exotic flavors and ingredients by combining such taste counterparts as sweet peachy notes with earthy dandelion, smoky and nutty oolong with delicate floral jasmine and smooth, malty teas with flowery top notes. Today, the concept of craft has come to stand for high-quality, unique flavors and an artisanal experience. To learn more about Bigelow Teas, visit bigelowtea.com. (BPT) l

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REASONS DINING AT

MARINA KITCHEN SAN DIEGO IS A MUST-DO

DESTINATION-DRIVEN GOURMANDS WILL DO WELL TO VISIT MARINA KITCHEN RESTAURANT ENSCONCED IN THE SAN DIEGO MARRIOTT MARQUIS HOTEL. THIS INNOVATION-ORIENTED EATERY SERVES UP CLASSIC SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISHES, BUT WITH ITS OWN DISTINCTIVE, MODERN TWIST COURTESY OF CHEF ARON SCHWARTZ.

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e is a man on a mission to proffer foodstuffs crafted from the best fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients - dishes duly complimented by an awardwinning wine program. Ideally situated in the scenic harbor area of downtown San Diego with close ocean access, not only is the seafood extremely high caliber but all else on the menu is mindfully curated with sustainability and quality in mind. Conceptually, the recipes exude ingenuity, which is among the many reasons I find myself craving repeat visits to the location. In fact, here are seven that’ll inspire you make your own reservation at Marina Kitchen: 1. Highly Talented Chef Marina Kitchen is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, due in large part to the efforts of award-winning chef Aron Schwartz. His career highlights include being named “Chef of the Fest” at the San Diego Bay Food & Wine Festival as well as working as the Executive Chef at Bernard’O Restaurant , San Diego and, before that, as a sous chef at the Lutèce in Las Vegas. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America

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in New York and is a local San Diegan to boot, having been born and raised in “America’s Finest City”. His culinary team as a whole boasts over 100 years of combined experience; together, night after night they create a dining experience that is consistently stellar. 2. Locavore Soars! Love eating food grown, raised or otherwise produced in your own proverbial backyard? Then this locavore locale is for you. Marina Kitchen strives to create healthy relationships with the local area fishermen, farmers and butchers to methodically procure ingredients from purveyors in the community. They even utilize their own urban, carbon footprint-reducing beekeeping techniques to produce their very own raw, organic honey. You can test the tasty result in creative beverages like their Honeycomb Harvest Cream Ale. 3. Familiar Comfort Food with a Modern Twist Marina Kitchen adeptly upholds its theme of “Modern Comfort” with a thoughtful combination of perennial favorites but with just the right novel spin to keep things exciting. Their take

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on classic recipes is evident in such dishes as the Cioppino, which also showcases the abundance of local seafood available to this restaurant. 4. Extensive Award-Winning Wine Program & Tasting Bar Wine is an experience best not missed at Marina Kitchen. Options include a selective sampling of not-yet-released wines straight from the barrels. The wine menu overall is nicely structured so patrons can make their selections based on flavor profile, varietal or theme. If craft beer or artisan spirits are more your speed, you’ll have plenty to choose from as well. Try the chef’s personal favorite: Maker’s Mark served with the restaurant’s signature ice sphere. If you’re easily overwhelmed by extensive wine and beer selections, or just like the opportunity to try different options in the course of an evening, then check out the tasting bar and try an assortment of beverages to find many you’re sure to love.


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5. Indoor / Outdoor Seating Marina Kitchen is designed to be both contemporary and cozy, making it the perfect spot for a business dinner, a group celebration or an intimate meal with a special someone. Choose to sit indoors where the décor is lovely and certainly comfortable, but keep in mind the outdoor seating offers captivating panoramic views of the bay. And with San Diego’s temperate climate, outdoor seating is a great option nearly year-round. 6. Friday and Saturday Night Prime Rib Specials Carnivores rejoice! On Friday and Saturday nights, you can enjoy

within the community. Indeed, this inventive and trendsetting spot feels much more like a freestanding restaurant where the locals hang out than a traditional hotel operation. “The design of the restaurant captures the casual feel of where we live,” says Chef Schwartz. “It makes you want to sit and enjoy a great meal or drinks with friends.” Bonus points: you may just see a celebrity or two as Stan Lee, Mike Tyson, Nichelle Nichols and Rob Zombie are a few of the stars known to have dined here. prime rib specials I can assure you will beckon you back for more. The homemade rub, alone, harkens back to those home cooked meals of yore. Even Chef Schwartz concedes, “It reminds me of the Sunday dinners at home when I was a kid”. 7. Ground-Breaking Restaurant for the Marriott Brand Marina Kitchen is nothing if not unique. A first-of-its-kind eatery for the Marriott brand, it’s also distinctive

Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above were provided at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.

These are just a few of the many reasons Marina Kitchen is a killer dining destination. Perhaps Chef Schwartz sums it up best, having noted, “The entire Marina Kitchen team has a great sense of our identity and works hard to stay true to our vision… we are always looking for the ‘next best thing’ and… staying relevant is what we’re about”. I can attest that this unique restaurant manages to pull off comfortable, approachable, capable and cuttingedge all at once. Relevant, indeed. l

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Spring DESSERTS

hen the scent of fresh blooms begins to fill the air, it’s a sure sign that spring has sprung. It’s the perfect time of year to gather loved ones for a leisurely meal, then linger over dessert as you enjoy this season of refreshment. No dessert menu is complete without an array of treats, and these creamy, homemade Blueberry Key Lime Cheesecake Bars are the perfect way to put a sweet finishing touch on your celebrations. Or go for a crowd pleaser with this Cherry Cheesecake Lush Dessert and its smooth, velvety texture and plump, juicy cherries. The secret ingredient in each of these desserts is Lucky Leaf Fruit Fillings, which are GMO-free and contain plenty of fruit – and no highfructose corn syrup – for exceptional tasting desserts every time. With popular flavors like apple, blueberry, cherry and strawberry, you have plenty of convenient, versatile ways to dress up desserts.Find more tasty treats for all your spring entertaining at luckyleaf.com.

Blueberry Key Lime Cheesecake Bars Recipe courtesy of Inside BruCrew Life blog

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- Nonstick cooking spray - 30 vanilla cream-filled cookies - 1/4 cup butter, melted - 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

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- 3/4 cup sugar - 3/4 cup sour cream - 1/3 cup key lime juice - 1 tablespoon key lime zest - 1/4 cup flour - green gel food coloring (optional)

- 1 can (21 ounces) Lucky Leaf Blueberry Pie Filling, divided - 3 eggs - 1 container (8 ounces) whipped topping, thawed - key lime slices (optional)


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Place baking sheet on bottom rack of oven. Fill halfway with water. Heat oven to 325 F. Line 9-by-13inch pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Using food processor, pulse cookies until crumbly. Stir together crumbs and butter. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan. Beat cream cheese until creamy. Add sugar and sour cream, and beat again until smooth. Add key lime juice, zest and flour, and beat until mixed thoroughly. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat gently after each. Add green food coloring to cheesecake mixture, if desired. Spread cheesecake batter evenly over crust in pan. Add 1 cup of blueberry pie filling over top of cheesecake. Use butter knife to gently swirl pie filling into cheesecake. Do not let knife go through to crust.

Cherry Cheesecake Lush Dessert Recipe courtesy of Lemon

Place pan on oven rack above tray of water. Bake 45-48 minutes. Remove immediately and place on wire rack for 1 hour then place in refrigerator until completely chilled. Cut into 24 squares and serve with whipped topping, remaining pie filling and key lime wedges.

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Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 12 - 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs - 1 cup finely chopped pecans - 1 cup butter, melted - 8 ounces cream cheese, softened - 1 cup powdered sugar - 16 ounces whipped topping,

- 2 small boxes cheesecake flavored pudding - 3 cups milk - 1 can (21 ounces) Lucky Leaf - Cherry Pie Filling - 1/2 cup. chopped pecans

In separate mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 1/2 cups whipped topping. Mix until smooth; spread evenly over cooled crust.

Heat oven to 350 F.

Combine cheesecake pudding mix, milk and 1 1/2 cups whipped topping, and mix until smooth. Spread evenly over cream cheese layer in pan.

In medium mixing bowl, combine vanilla wafer crumbs, finely chopped pecans and butter. Press into 9-by-13-inch baking pan; bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

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HOW TO PLAN A SUCCESSFUL

SPRING GETAWAY NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, SPRING TRAVEL IS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE SEARCH FOR WARM WEATHER.

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hile the sunshine may help keep the blues at bay, it takes more than just golden rays to make a trip unforgettable. Whether you’re taking a family vacation, a couples escape or a getaway with friends, these insider tips will help you plan a successful trip:

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Look for Deals at Well-Known Destinations The best trips happen when you find a destination that everyone loves and you stay on budget. Start by researching areas that have something for everyone so no one feels left out. Myrtle Beach, South

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Carolina - with virtually endless attractions, world-class dining and 60 miles of beautiful shoreline - is one of these gems that also happens to be affordable. Countless deals can be found in any season at www.visitmyrtlebeach.com. Once you determine your destination, dig in to find the deal that’s right for you. Some hotels and resorts offer themed packages that also provide deep discounts on museum tickets, concerts and other special events. Or


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you can make your own trip, allowing each member of your party to pick their favorite must-see attraction. Try Something New It’s important to enjoy some R&R, but also make time to try something new on your trip. This will take you outside your comfort zone, which can stimulate the mind in new and exciting ways. What’s more, it’s how you create lasting memories. With growing interest in adventure travel, many destinations are offering exciting and fun experiences for all age groups. In Myrtle Beach, for example, you can try cable boarding at Shark Wake Park, which allows you to wake-board without a boat, or indulge your inner speed demon by racing around a track in the area’s NASCAR Racing Experience.

Embrace Experiential Eating Eating is one of the best ways to truly experience what makes a destination unique, so be sure to eat like a local, and maybe even fish like one, too. Eating turns into a memorable experience when you’ve helped catch your main dish. Sign up for a shrimping, crabbing or a deepsea fishing excursion and enjoy an adventure plus a delectable meal. If you’d rather avoid the open sea, you’re not out of luck. Seek out restaurants that source ingredients locally. That could mean eateries that boast a farm-to-table or sea-totable experience so you enjoy the freshest fare available. Become a History Buff Virtually anywhere you go in the United States, you’ll discover a

fascinating history of how it came to be. When you make time to explore museums, walk stunning gardens and visit memorials, you’ll be able tell tales back home that you would otherwise have never known. For an insider’s glimpse into history, check out National Historic Landmarks. For example, Hopsewee Plantation in the Myrtle Beach area was built an estimated 40 years before the Revolutionary War. In addition to beautiful scenery, you’ll experience the heritage of the area up close. These four steps will help you plan a vacation that your travel crew will be raving about long after you return home. Best yet, you’ll have memories that will last a lifetime. (BPT) l

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WHETHER IT’S BUSINESS TRAVEL, FAMILY ROAD TRIPPING OR A ROMANTIC GETAWAY, EXPLORING NEW PLACES IS EXCITING.

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ou may be counting down the days until you leave, but if there’s one thing you dread, it’s packing. Deciding what earns a spot in your suitcase is hard enough, let alone figuring out how you can fit it all in. Do you look with envy at savvy jet-setters who seem to navigate airports with ease while only toting a small carry-on? It’s because years of travel experience has taught them some packing tricks that make the process simple. Now you can use these same strategies to pack with ease no matter how near or far you plan to travel.

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Select Double-Duty Clothing Items. Check the weather for your destination so you pack only items appropriate for the forecast. You won’t need that big sunhat if rain is coming. Want to take it one step further? Choose items that multitask. For example, a large scarf can be a stylish accessory and also be used as a blanket on the plane or at the beach.

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Pack Toiletries Strategically. If possible, only bring samples and travel sizes of items to save space. Then leave them behind at the end of the trip to open up luggage space to bring home mementos. To avoid luggage spills and explosions, place toiletries in plastic bags or add plastic wrap to the tops before screwing on the cap.

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Choose Time-Saving Tools. Air drying hair takes forever and hotel hair dyers are often slow and unreliable, so pack a lightweight, folding dryer like the Panasonic EH-NA27-K Nanoe Compact Hair Dryer to streamline your beauty routine. The nanoe technology draws moisture from the air to create moisture-rich ions that penetrate each hair shaft ad enhance hair’s smoothness and shine. Need more incentive? The unique Quick-Dry Nozzle is designed to dry hair faster, so you can spend less time getting ready and more time enjoying your vacation.

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Fold to Prevent Wrinkling. To prevent wrinkles on delicate items, try wrapping them around soft, bulky items. For example, wrap a silk blouse or cotton trousers around a sweater. Avoid folding clothing any more than necessary.

In fact, many people use a rolling method for packing clothes to save space and prevent wrinkles.

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Utilize Odd-Shaped Items. Shoes take up a ton of luggage space, so strive to select no more than three pairs, and wear the heaviest or bulkiest pair while traveling. Place shoes along the sides or bottom to strengthen the bag and then stash items inside to maximize space (like socks, nylons and deodorant).

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Eliminate Makeup Mayhem. Only bring makeup essentials on a vacation and pack multi-use items such as a lipstick that can also be used as a blush. To prevent shadows and pressed powders from cracking, place a pressed cotton pad between the powder and the lid.

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Grab a Few Plastic Bags. One of the most versatile things you can bring on a trip is also one many people forget: resealable plastic bags. Whether you need a bag for bringing toys down to the pool, a place to put dirty clothes throughout your trip, or something to place that soggy swimsuit in before you check out of the hotel, plastic bags are your secret weapon. (BPT) l

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WARMER TEMPERATURES, BUDDING TREES AND BLOOMING FLOWERS ARE ALL LOVELY PARTS OF SPRING, BUT WHAT YOU REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO IS THE START OF VACATION PLANNING SEASON!

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eciding where to go and what to see, making arrangements and planning your wardrobe are all exciting aspects of summer vacation planning. But before you pack up to leave on your getaway, be sure to take care of the most important asset you’ll be leaving at home - your home itself. “Before going away on vacation, homeowners do a lot of things to prepare for the security and safety of their home while away, including stopping the mail, powering down electronics and turning off water and gas,” says Emily Lewicki, brand manager with Coleman Heating and Air Conditioning. “Additionally, it is important to keep in mind that a home’s temperature needs to be monitored, which can easily be done by using a programmable thermostat.” While you’re savoring the fun of your vacation planning, here are seven steps you also should take to prepare your home to remain secure while you’re away:

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Stop the mail. Home safety experts agree: a stuffed mailbox is a sign of an empty home. The United States Postal Service allows you to request a vacation hold on your mail up to 30 days before your departure date. Go to holdmail.usps.com to see if this service is available in your area. You should also put newspaper and package delivery on hold, too, as uncollected newspapers or parcels in front of your house could also alert others that you’re not home.

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Turn off water and gas. If a water or gas leak occurs while you’re not there to address it, the emergency could cause significant damage to your home. You can reduce risks by turning off water flow to appliances like the clothes washer. To conserve energy and money, you can also turn off the gas flow to your water heater.

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Adjust the thermostat. You don’t need to spend money to heat or cool your home to a comfortable level when you’re not there to enjoy it. Turn down the thermostat, but don’t turn your HVAC system completely off. Extreme temperatures can harm your home and its contents. A programmable thermostat can take care of temperature adjustments for you while you’re away. If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, consider installing a model like Coleman’s Hx(TM) thermostat. The touch-screen interface makes it easy to program the system, plus a free downloadable app allows you to control the thermostat from your smartphone, no matter where you travel. Just be sure to leave your internet connection active at home so your thermostat can communicate with the app while you’re away.


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Put lights on timers or sensors. A well-lit home looks lived in and is less appealing to burglars. Put outside lights on sensors so they’ll turn on when the sun goes down. Use timers to turn interior lights on and off at appropriate times.

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Prep your kitchen. Go through the refrigerator and pantry and throw away any food that could go bad while you’re away. No one wants to come home to smelly, spoiled food.

Empty the trash and arrange for a neighbor to put the trash at the curb on your scheduled pickup day. Unplug all small appliances like the coffee maker, toaster ovens, food processors, etc.

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Power down electronic devices. Items like computers, TVs and phone chargers all draw power while plugged in, even if they’re not switched on. Turn off and unplug electronic devices to reduce power usage in the house and protect electronics from power surges while you’re away.

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Secure the garage. This is especially important if your home has an attached garage with direct access into your home. Most garage doors have a simple bolt lock that can be engaged from inside to prevent the door from being raised. Remember to also lock the door from the garage into your house. Everyone looks forward to vacation. With some simple prep, you can ensure your home stays secure while you’re away. To learn more about home heating and air-conditioning, visit www.colemanac.com or follow Twitter @ColemanHVAC.(BPT) l

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SUITSUPPLY Ah, the beach. Where troubles are few and less is more. In the dead of winter, the promise of soft sand between your toes and warm sun on your face may seem like a world away. But with spring around the corner, it’s a world that will soon again be at your sockless, tanned feet. So it’s time to start packing. Because this summer we’re going places. From palm lined beaches to snazzy rooftop parties under sweltering night skies. And you’re coming with us. Travel light, go with the flow and be ready to scramble at a moment’s notice. As the mercury rises, so do the chances of great things happening. But wherever you’re going or might unexpectedly end up, there’s no need to sweat it. On the contrary. Because there’s nothing like the perks of summer to make you feel larger than life.

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KYLIANSays, When I Want “Something, I Do Everything To Get It .

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MY FAMILY IS VERY PROUD OF MY JOURNEY AS AN ACTRESS.

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RACHEL KYLIAN IS A MULTI-TALENTED ACTRESS, VOICE-OVER ARTIST, AND MODEL. PASSIONATE ABOUT THE ARTS SINCE HER CHILDHOOD, KYLIAN HAS PURSUED DANCE, THEATER AND PAINTING.

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orn in France, Kylian, the middle one of three daughters, visited Hollywood at age 16 and realized she was destined to be on stage. That same year, she began modeling, on runways, in beauty pageants and print. Having had the opportunity to travel abroad extensively, Kylian has mastered five languages - French, Swahili, English, Spanish and German and can speak conversational Chinese. With every endeavor she pursues, she brings her multicultural experiences collected from around the world. This rich, and certainly rare, history contributes to Kylian’s inviting persona and confident spirit. Though a strong and obviously intelligent woman, she is appreciative and humble, grateful for the opportunities she has been gifted along her thrilling journey.

Looking at the immediate horizon, Kylian gives no indication of slowing down. She is the French female voice (the trainer) for the fitness app Fitbit, the face for Honda Clarity 2017, hers is the beautiful voice on The Affair (Showtime) episode 10, season 3, and she has two indie films scheduled for release this year. Whew! Looking back over her progressive career, it’s been a great deal of hard work and, of course, very busy. Kylian believes you have to be careful what you ask for, because right now she is busier than ever. It’s not that she’s ungrateful. She has strong work ethic and confidence instilled in her by her supportive parents. About her passion Kylian says, “When I want something, I do everything to get it”. When asked what her family thinks about her career choice to be an actress, Kylian joyfully responds, “My family is very proud of my journey as an actress”. We share her family’s jubilation and look forward to the many more accomplishments yet to come to this beautiful and talented actress. l

As a tour de force within the Hollywood circle, diverse acting opportunities are keeping Kylian’s career busy. Her first role in a major film is as a supporting actress in ‘Black November,’ a story based on actual events about the struggle for Nigeria’s petroleum-rich Niger delta of which she said working with great talents such as Hakeem KaeKazim, Kim Bassinger, Mickey Rourke, Vivica A. Fox and writer and director Jeta Amata was “a great experience”. Kylian’s most recent appearance is in the 2016 holiday film ‘Almost Christmas’, starring Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union, Kimberly Elise and Monique. Kylian, whose character is the mom Grace Meyers, is the backbone of the family. Kylian says, “Working with the legend Danny Glover is thrilling. He is simple and humble, he is calm and sweet. It was lovely to work with him and to analyze his process”. MARCH / APRIL 2017

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Here are a few of our favorite gadgets which have caught our attention thus far in 2017. Get ready to lust after some groovy gadgets.

BEST DASHBOARD NAVIGATION SYSTEM NAVDY

Regardless of how they’re marketed, dashboard smartphone mounts are still dangerous as they draw your eyes off the road. Instead, pair Navdy with your phone, slide it onto your dash and you’ve got a heads-up display with turn-by-turn directions, call and text notifications, and intuitive swipe gestures.

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BEST TECH FOR YOUR KIDS LEGO BOOST

This isn’t the Lego you grew up with. Designed for kids seven and UP, the Boost kit is aimed at children interested in building robots and will introduce them to coding in the process. It includes all the components needed to build five different functioning robots, plus interactive instructions that can be followed on an iPad or other mobile device.

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BEST UNIVERSAL REMOTE SEVENHUGS SMART REMOTE

“The first remote for everything” does just what it says. From Sonos to Nest to your TV, this sleek remote’s touchscreen interface adapts to display controls for whatever device you point it at. You can even point it at your door to order an Uber.

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BEST CONNECTED RUNNING SHOE UNDER ARMOUR SPEEDFORM VELOCITI

This lightweight runner is one of three stylish new Under Armour shoes that track metrics like speed and distance and automatically upload your data to Under Armour’s MapMyRun platform. A favorite feature is the Jump Around test which is a quick drill that assesses how well your legs have recovered since your last run.

BEST PET TECHNOLOGY LINK AKC DOG COLLAR

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Beyond simply allowing you to track your pup via GPS, this classically styled smart collar records your dog’s daily activity, alerts you when he steps outside a custom “safe zone” that you define using the app, and has a built-in LED light to improve visibility during nighttime walks.

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People You Should Know

DEREK O’NEILL

Psychotherapist, Motivational Speaker, Author, Martial Arts Sensei, and Humanitarian Who He Is: Standing in front of thousands of people teaching a workshop, Derek O’Neill has the uncanny ability to connect with each person in the room and make them feel as if they are having a private conversation. His charisma is magnetic and his energy palpable, and at the end of the day, the audience understands positive change is possible, and leave empowered to start manifesting their dreams. Motivated by his love for humanity, Derek shares with audiences around the world that suffering is unnecessary. Distilled from his life work, marital arts career, and study with wise yogis and Indian as well as Tibetan masters, Derek turns ancient wisdom into modern day teachings, to help others bring harmony, happiness, and success into their lives. He Is Inspired by His Travels: Inspired by his worldly travels, where he witnessed poverty, and emotional and physical suffering, Derek began to devote himself to helping humanity through charitable causes. Using the success of his workshops, books and speaking events - where he empowers thousands each year to overcome the painful events in their lives - he started allocating proceeds to charitable causes that assist those in greatest need. His Commitment To Being A Master Teacher: Applying the wisdom of the yogis, Derek became aware there is endless abundance and energy if you know how attract it. No matter the challenge - addiction, weight, abuse, grief, depression, and illness - we can all change for the better by properly tapping into the intelligent energy that surrounds us. He Is Present In His Life: From childhood Derek was very intuitive, knowing he had come to teach others. Today, motivated by his personal journey through abuse, family alcoholism, a successful private practice, and the death of his wife, Derek shares tools and techniques on how to tap into your Spiritual Quotient, so you can activate your full potential and reclaim happiness in your life. His Grandest Achievement: In his life, Derek achieved master black belt and spoke at the United Nations, but his most cherished achievement is his humanitarian work. Through his charity SQ Foundation, he has fed and clothed over 35,000 children, and recently opened a fully accredited university and 100 bed hospital in India. In recognition, Derek was honored as Humanitarian of the Year and named International Celebrity Ambassador for Variety International Children’s Charity. 140

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SIMONA FUSCO

Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Fashionista, Actress, Producer, Philanthropist Who She Is: Simona is a driven entrepreneur who understands the complexity of people and their relationships. Her successes are in spite of the hardships that have strengthened her. Simona has harnessed it to create businesses that help bring value and touch other people’s lives. Where some see just a beautiful woman, Simona proves herself to being a resilient, passionate, and ambitious woman who has flourished in light of personal tragedies. Being A Successful Entrepreneur Is Important: From personal experience, it takes tremendous discipline and focus to become a successful entrepreneur. From Simona’s experience, her belief is in order to succeed, you should find your passion and find a specialty which adds value to people’s lives. Finding a mentor and reading books by innovators and leaders are equally important. Simona feels a sense of accomplishment and success through the awards she has accrued, as well as through the happiness of her clients. Philanthropy Enriches Her Life: Simona founded the Maria Gruber Organization to honor her late mother who fought cancer twice in her life. Having been a caretaker of her mom during these times, Simona understands the loneliness and lack of help dealing during these times. Her organization is about helping loved ones make it through this moment in their lives. Though this help, Simona can see someone’s face light up because of the help she provides, without expecting anything in return. It is a humbling and satisfying experience to touch someone’s life. It deepens one’s values and inspires others to gives back without asking for anything in return. For Simona, helping people in need is the ultimate reward. Balance Is A Key To Success: Success is a very personal thing – it varies person to person. Simona defines her success as being able to offer peace of mind not just to herself her but more importantly her family. She is Present In Her Life: The legacy Simona strives to leave behind is one of inspiration and positive impact on people’s lives. She would like to be remembered as a courageous woman taught others not let mistakes or hardship get the best of you, to turn them into opportunities. The biggest legacy of all? Her daughter, Amber.

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SPRING CLEANING ISN’T ONLY MEANT FOR YOUR CLOSET. IN FACT, MOST OF THE TIME WE FORGET THE MOST IMPORTANT INVENTORY IS THE ONE WE NEED TO TAKE OF OUR LIFE, AND THE PEOPLE WE CONSIDER OUR FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES.

be hard for a while, but in the end you open yourself up to something better. Only when you’re free from negativity can positivity enter your life.

re your friends supportive of you? Are they a positive influence in your life? There’s a saying “you are the five people you spend the most time with”. Are you happy with that picture? Or, is it time for a change? What about your significant other? Are you still stuck in a relationship going nowhere? Is he / she making promises only to break them? It might be time to pull the plug on those toxic relationships that bring you down and no longer make you happy.

Although the relationship was toxic, you’re so accustomed to being with this person you might even miss certain things about them. Do not confuse your loneliness with being by yourself. It’ll feel new and scary to be on your own. That is a normal feeling. In time you’ll thank yourself for having loved yourself enough to break free. New people will enter your life. Whatever you do, do not jump into another relationship right away. Practice self-love and healing.

Sometimes we become so used to being in an unhealthy relationship we think toxic patterns are the norm. Remind yourself you are worthy of a healthy relationship with someone who appreciates you. Stop making excuses for him / her thinking they’ll change. People can only change for a short period of time. They typically always go back to who they are. Start to break free from this toxic pattern.

Start Blooming Again Once you break free of your toxic relationship you’ll start seeing other areas of your life start blooming as well.

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Some of Us Need to Break Free in Stages and That’s Ok. Change doesn’t happen overnight unless, of course, the relationship is abusive; then cut him / her loose NOW. There is NEVER any excuse for violence, or emotional abuse. Start taking steps to distance yourself from the relationship and regain your strength. Prepare yourself emotionally and mentally that it will

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Take Your Mind Off. Surround yourself with people who love and care about you. Chances are they were telling you for a long time to break free of this toxic relationship. They’ll remind you of what a healthy relationship looks like and to love yourself again. Good Days and Bad Days. You’ll have good and bad days, and your loved ones, or your true friends can help get you through those down days.

It’ll affect your friendships in a positive way and you’ll start being more productive at work. You’ll start to feel a weight lifted off your chest. You’ll feel free and realize how beautiful life can be without the constant drama and negativity. Try to do something positive everyday that’ll make you feel good about yourself and to get your selfesteem back. This is the time to be selfish and take care of you. The energy you put out into the world comes back. Make it positive. Your future self will thank you. As the saying goes, “When you stop chasing losers, it gives prince charming a chance to catch up to you”. l


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MULTI-FACETED BORN ON AUGUST 25, 1970, IN ARICA, CHILE, TERESA V. COX IS THE EPITOME OF THE “REINVENTED WOMAN.” HAVING LED A SUCCESSFUL ELEVEN-YEAR CAREER IN SALES, A FIFTEEN-YEAR CAREER IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT, TERESA IS NOW COMPLETELY SUBMERGED INTO A FULL-TIME CAREER AS CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT COMMERCIAL ARTIST.

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while living near the Pacific Ocean, Atacama Desert, and the Andes mountains. It continued to blossom while living in the California Bay Area. Her inspiration includes a fusion of these elements, plus many others inspired by her artistic heritage, and eye for combining modern design with organic elements. Teresa’s art currently resides in Texas and Chile and is also extending to Mexico. She will hold exhibits in Mexico City the last week in March, and additional exhibits in Cancun the last week in April. Teresa’s work will be displayed and be available for purchase at several renowned residential and commercial design centers in Mexico City.

escribing herself as an “innate artist,” she is not a stranger to the art scene. Teresa enjoyed success as the owner and designer of jewelry and fashion design businesses. She was featured on several Univision Television fashion segments and was the Fashion Editor for Popular Hispanics Magazine. Also, she co-hosted the groundbreaking bilingual feminist radio show “Hijas de Eva ATX.”

As a visual artist and interior decorator, Teresa can create unique pieces which harmonize with the decor of any home or business, providing a value added to her clients. Specializing in commercial art, Teresa caters to the hospitality and restaurant industries. However, many of her pieces also display in the residences of individuals and art collectors .

Teresa’s work is heavily influenced by her homeland, Chile. Her creativity was spawned at a very early age

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Specializing in commercial art, Teresa caters to the hospitality and restaurant industries. However, many of her pieces also display in the residences of individuals and art collectors.

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UNMASKED GALA SHATTERS FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR LOCAL NONPROFIT,

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spring gala in the 15-year history of the organization – and nearly double the amount raised in 2016. “I cannot overstate the value of what the organization did for my family in our hardest, most trying times,” shared Shelly Bain, who was diagnosed with breast cancer when her children were 4 and 7 years old. “Our children processed and adapted, thanks to Wonders & Worries. What they did for us is what they do for hundreds of other central TX families - free of charge.”

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The Bain’s daughter, Reese, now 10 years old, also spoke: “Wonders & Worries helped me because I could talk to other kids that were going through the same thing I was, and it helped me understand what my mom was going through. I tried to talk to my friends but they didn’t understand.” At least 15 members of the extended Bain family attended the event to show their support. The evening featured a festive cocktail hour with extensive raffle prizes, including diamond earrings donated by The Menagerie and a rifle donated by Woods General Contracting. Emcee Rod Babers, former Texas Longhorns football player, kept spirits high. Heath Hale of Cowboy Auctioneers led a live auction with gusto before DJ Gatsby mixed tunes for the afterparty.

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Live auction highlights included vacation packages for dove hunting in Argentina and private plane ride and fly-fishing in Colorado; exclusive tickets to concerts and events including Lollapalooza and Cubs games; and the heart-warming appearance of “Tucker,” a 12-weekold Borderdoodle puppy. Also, a surprise tribute video brought Meredith Cooper to tears, featuring some of her first clients and Board members sharing the impact of the organization on their lives. Cooper took the stage to express her gratitude “from the bottom of my heart.”

As a bonus on the memorable night, Meredith’s first granddaughter was born just hours after the event concluded. Wonders & Worries executive director Alex Gabbi said, “I couldn’t be happier with how everything came together for Unmasked. The support we’ve received tonight is phenomenal, and it means we can serve that many more children.” Wonders & Worries is the only organization of its kind in the U.S., providing professional support for children 2- 18 through a parent’s serious illness. Since 2001, Wonders & Worries has reached more than 6,500 children and family members. All services are free of charge and offered in

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English and Spanish. For more information, please visit www.wondersandworries.org. l 1) Shelly and David Bain, Chairs of the UNMASKED Gala 2) Alex Gabbi, Executive Director of Wonders & Worries 3- 4-7-8) Guests of the UNMASKED 5) UNMASKED Committee 6) Ashley Ohls and Blake Williams, the Queen and King of the UNMASKED 9) Meredith Cooper, Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Wonders & Worries 10) Cowboy Auctioneers and William Jackson, Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential 11) Miss Reese Bain with “Tucker,” the Borderdoodle 12) DJ Gatsby

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Welch. The Tobin Endowment was also awarded and recognized as a benefactor contributing over $50 million, while Kenny Rogers received the Lifetime Achievement Award. After musical and literary performances in the concert hall, guests made their way into what seemed like a glowing fantasy dinner land complete with chandeliers, candelabras and everything glass, glittery, and pink. The Texas Cultural Trust generates nearly half a billion dollars for artistic excellence in Texas helping many artists, including public school children. The Trust advocates to support and expose Texans to the beauty and life saving graces of the arts. As award

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legends and luminaries who have achieved greatness through their creative talents, as well as those whose generosity has opened doors to artistic opportunity for Texans of all ages. Past honorees have included Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria, ZZ Top, Willie Nelson, Dan Rather, Neiman Marcus, Margaret McDermott, Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Allen, Walter Cronkite, Lake Flato Architects, the Nasher Foundation, Sandra Cisneros, Clint Black, and Lyle Lovett, among others.

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winner Yolanda Adams noted in her receiving speech, “The arts is our humanity�. Texas is greater for having this trust and it lives up to its mission as a leading voice for the arts in education, advocacy, and economic impact in Texas, spotlighting the artistic excellence of our state. Jennifer Ransom Rice, Executive Director, Ellen Mason, Communications Director, Claire Hicks, Development Manager and their very capable team, should feel great pride in what is to date, one of the most splendid events ever to grace Austin. To date, the Texas Medal of Arts Awards has presented 99 medals to 105 Texas

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Celebrity and notable attendees among the 1,000 guests also included: William Jackson, Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential, Sandra Rascon, Co-Founder of InFluential Magazine, writer Forrest Preece and Linda Ball, Chris Hendel, General Manager of Neiman Marcus Austin, Terri Broussard Williams, Affiliate Vice President of Advocacy with the American Heart Association, and Cassie LaMere, Event Marketing Director, Lexus of Austin & Lakeway. l 1) Debbie Allen, Host and 2001 Texas Medal of Arts Honoree 2) Eloise and John Paul DeJoria 3) Lauren Anderson 4) Leo Villareal and Yvonne Force Villareal 5) Lynn Wyatt 6) Scott Pelley 7) Yolanda Adams 8) Awards Presentation Finale 9) Sandra Rascon, Co-Founder of InFluential Magazine and William Jackson, Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential. (Photography courtesy of Oh Happy Day Photo Booth). 10) Jennifer Carnes, Public Relations Manager, Neiman Marcus, Austin and her husband James White

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Mención impreso, graduado de la Universidad Católica Santa Rosa en Caracas. Además de la fotografía y el arte de la literatura narrativa, se ha desempeñado en periodismo gastronómico. Ha realizado trabajos especiales para revistas de economía, negocios, publicidad y mercadeo. Desea, algún día, convertirse en novelista.

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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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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Egresado de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Subespecialidad médica, Hospital Central Sur, Petróleos Mexicanos. “Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva”. Además de su amplia trayectoria y participación en producciones científicas, congresos, eventos y actividades docentes, posee destacadas distinciones en su especialidad.

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DESDE HACE MÁS DE 5 MIL AÑOS LAS MAMAS HAN SIDO SÍMBOLO DE SENSUALIDAD, SEXUALIDAD, FERTILIDAD Y MATERNIDAD EN LA MUJER. EL AUMENTO MAMARIO ES CONSIDERADO, DESPUÉS DE LA LIPOSUCCIÓN, LA INTERVENCIÓN MÁS COMÚN EN EL MUNDO

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Spanish n algunos sectores de la población e incluso en los medios de comunicación, es habitual referirse en términos despectivos a las personas que se han sometido a un aumento mamario. Hay quienes piensan que es un acto frívolo y propio de personas vanidosas. Han transcurrido 50 años desde que se realizó el primer implante mamario. Sin embargo, la intención de aumentar el seno femenino mediante la inyección o colocación de distintos materiales es más antigua.

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Los injertos para aumentar el tamaño o la forma de la mama femenina se han utilizado desde finales del siglo XIX. En 1889 se emplearon inyecciones de parafina, con resultados desastrosos. El aumento de volumen de la mama no contó con una técnica fiable hasta 1962 cuando se idearon los primeros implantes de mama, que consistían en unas bolsas de lámina de silicón rellenas de aceite de silicón de grado médico. Tecnológicamente los implantes de mama han evolucionado mucho pero, en esencia, la idea sigue siendo la misma. Actualmente, la cirugía consiste en la colocación de un implante para crear una figura proporcional y estética, siempre tomando en cuenta el estereotipo ideal de la propia paciente en cuanto a tamaño y forma. El tamaño ideal del aumento de senos depende de varios criterios, cada mujer es única; las características físicas y las preferencias personales de cada paciente hacen que el tamaño ideal de las mamas sea una decisión muy personal. Las mujeres que se realizan una mamoplastía de aumento, generalmente son pacientes jóvenes que ya se han desarrollado y no están satisfechas con la forma o el tamaño de sus senos o mujeres que con el

paso de los años y tras pasar por distintas etapas, como el embarazo y la lactancia, presentan cambios como disminución de volumen y proyección de las mamas. La consulta para valoración y elección del volumen y forma de los implantes es muy importante, ya que se busca atender los deseos de cada paciente, resolver sus dudas, tomar medidas de su cuerpo, realizar una serie de cálculos y, de esta forma, proponer el tamaño correcto para conseguir la proporción más natural y armónica. De esta manera, la paciente decidirá qué tipo de prótesis mamaria desea, en función de la valoración y pruebas realizadas con distintos tamaños de muestras de implantes, los consejos proporcionados por el Cirujano Plástico, Estético y Reconstructivo basados en la forma, medidas de la paciente, flexibilidad de la piel; así como el deseo personal de cada paciente. Optar por un volumen proporcional a las medidas, peso y talla de cada paciente, es decir, a la estructura y forma de su cuerpo, es la garantía para elegir el tamaño ideal de aumento de senos. El implante puede ser colocado por delante o detrás del músculo pectoral.. El abordaje puede realizarse por la areola, la axila, el ombligo o el pliegue submamario. La cirugía toma menos de dos horas, es ambulatoria y la paciente sale con un brassiere especial. El reposo es de cinco días y a las cuatro semanas se inicia una serie de ejercicios. Todos estos avances en cirugía de aumento mamario no hacen sino responder a una necesidad por parte de la paciente que ha existido desde siempre: la necesidad de la afirmación femenina. De aquí que un seno pequeño o considerado como tal por su portadora, pueda ser motivo, no siempre declarado, de conflictos sexuales y de autoestima, que tienen repercusión involuntaria en la vida de pareja. Los especialistas opinan que el principal motivo por el cual una mujer se somete a este tipo de cirugía, es la necesidad de recuperar o fortalecer su autoestima. De igual forma aseguran que “los efectos psicológicos derivados de

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una operación de implantes mamarios son, en la mayoría de los casos, muy positivos”. La mamoplastía de aumento es una intervención quirúrgica con todos sus riesgos y consecuencias y ninguna mujer adulta, consciente, asumiría dichos riesgos si su intención fuera únicamente un cambio banal de imagen como quien se corta el cabello. Hay muchas razones escondidas en la psicología de una paciente que se somete a esta operación y su propósito va mucho más allá de “lucir mejor”. La sociedad debe aprender a respetar el campo afectivo de las personas que toman esta decisión.

Se aconseja ampliamente acudir con un cirujano plástico, estético y reconstructivo certificado, ya que cuenta con la experiencia y los conocimientos necesarios para realizar el aumento de mamas ideal con el que cada paciente ha soñado. En una mamoplastía de aumento, la elección de las prótesis, el plano de colocación y el abordaje, se realizan mediante un consenso entre la paciente y el cirujano. Ella debe exponer sus deseos y él aconsejarle sobre las opciones más adecuadas, en función de la morfología, para obtener el resultado más natural y hermoso posible. l MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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LA APARIENCIA ES UN FACTOR ESENCIAL EN LAS INTERRELACIONES HUMANAS. LA BUENA IMAGEN SIEMPRE HA ESTADO ASOCIADA AL ÉXITO PROFESIONAL Y SOCIAL. LOS MÉDICOS NO PUEDEN ABSTENERSE DE LA IMPORTANCIA QUE ÉSTA TIENE PARA EL EQUILIBRIO BIOPSICOSOCIAL DE LAS PERSONAS kPOR DR. MIGUEL ELJURE ELJURE

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l concepto de belleza existe desde la antigüedad y busca mantener la apariencia juvenil y la armonía facial y corporal. No cabe duda de que la imagen física es sinónimo de aceptación en diferentes grupos sociales, y no es para menos, pues cada segundo estamos bombardeados con fotografías de cuerpos esbeltos que prometen conseguirlo todo por medio de una belleza estandarizada.

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Pero, ¿qué sucede cuando las personas, a pesar de centrar sus mayores esfuerzos en estos aspectos, no se encuentran satisfechas con su apariencia? Necesitan una solución real, sin la fantasía frustrante de los individuos que han invadido mercantilmente este campo, intentando sin ninguna ética ofrecer soluciones falsas. Los rasgos característicos de la apariencia física pueden generar una serie de trastornos psicológicos, como la falta de adaptación y el rechazo, suscitando una disminución en la autoestima.

Cuando una persona recurre a los servicios médicos para mejorar su estética, lo hace con el propósito de elevar la concepción de sí mismo y restablecer las interacciones con la sociedad. Por esta razón, la belleza juega un papel trascendental en la aspiración auténticamente humana de alcanzar la felicidad. Las exigencias socioculturales impuestas por mujeres y hombres físicamente perfectos, está cambiando el esquema de belleza que hoy en día termina con la solución idónea: la cirugía plástica. La cirugía plástica, estética y reconstructiva es uno de los métodos para

El abuso en las intervenciones estéticas tiene consecuencias devastadoras en múltiples estructuras del organismo, así como en la psique del individuo. El trastorno dismórfico corporal es un cuadro psiquiátrico donde las personas constantemente encuentran defectos en su cuerpo. Los pacientes pueden llegar a tener más de 10 o 15 cirugías en distintas zonas. Cuando se ha llegado a este extremo, es fundamental la interconsulta con un psicólogo, porque detrás de este cuadro hay severos problemas de autoestima y un manejo inadecuado de las expectativas. Al realizar múltiples cirugías sobre un órgano determinado (siendo la piel el órgano más extenso del cuerpo humano), los tejidos pierden vitalidad y responden de forma distinta y compleja. La piel pierde textura, elasticidad, brillo e incluso puede sufrir cambios en la coloración natural, llegando a adquirir una apariencia semejante al cuero. MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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tiempo, la cultura dominante en la sociedad desaprobaba el narcicismo. Actualmente, esta tendencia se derrumba con rapidez.

Cada nueva cirugía produce una inflamación mayor, provocando fibrosis y alteraciones en la cicatrización de los tejidos, causando irregularidades en el contorno, así como contractura en la piel y los cartílagos. Los huesos y músculos también resultan afectados: la estructura ósea disminuye y se deforma, y la muscular es propensa a perder flexibilidad y densidad.

La popularidad de la cirugía plástica ha generado, desafortunadamente, un entorno de ensueño, evidente en las sociedades de consumo, donde a través de los medios de difusión y las redes sociales, se ha creado un patrón de belleza socialmente deseable, ocasionando inconformidad y frustración en aquellos individuos que no cumplen con dicho estereotipo.

El cirujano plástico tiene el deber ético de explicarle a su paciente qué es lo que realmente se puede lograr con una cirugía, sugerir alternativas menos invasivas si son pertinentes o, incluso, refutar la operación en caso de que no exista ninguna justificación para realizarla.

Es muy importante establecer criterios claros para la selección de los pacientes que acuden a consultas de valoración pre-quirúrgicas de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva. El especialista debe recomendar procedimientos seguros, buscando el resultado idóneo desde la primera intervención, basándose en su experiencia e individualizando cada caso, evitando futuras reintervenciones y las posibles complicaciones asociadas. Acudir con un Cirujano Plástico, Estético y Reconstructivo certificado, reduce ampliamente el riesgo de sufrir dificultades que pudieran ser fatales. Infórmate y elige la opción más responsable para generar ese gran cambio en tu vida. l

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l pelo en el ser humano tiene, primariamente, un rol social y de comunicación sexual. El estrés es la fuerza que nos ayuda a avanzar en nuestra vida. Sin embargo, la forma en la que le hagamos frente determinará el grado de malestar subjetivo (distrés) que puede ejercer en nuestra vida con los consecuentes efectos deletéreos. Las respuestas al estrés dependen de interacciones neuroendocrinas, psicofisiológicas y psicológicas. Las enfermedades del cabello, como las alopecias, son psicológicamente estresantes (también pueden ser causadas por un estado de distrés) y tienen efectos negativos en la calidad de vida de ambos géneros; las alopecias en la mujer causan estragos más importantes que en el hombre.

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Hay tres formas de pérdida del pelo asociada íntimamente al estrés. Para hacer el diagnóstico, el dermatólogo tiene que realizar una exhaustiva historia clínica y hacer una inspección detallada del patrón de pérdida del pelo.

Alopecia areata Es la caída del pelo relacionada con una alteración del sistema inmune, es decir, existe una inflamación que ataca al folículo piloso y provoca su caída. Se presenta en cualquier parte con pelo del cuerpo, siendo la piel cabelluda la zona más común, seguida de la barba y las cejas; hay zonas bien delimitadas sin pelo, casi siempre circulares únicas o múltiples, y al tocar la piel afectada se puede palpar como “acolchonada”. En


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formas más graves puede haber una pérdida de todo el cabello o incluso de todo el vello corporal. La población afectada va del 0.1 al 0.2 % con un riesgo de padecerla en la población general del 2 % durante la vida. Ataca a hombres y mujeres a cualquier edad, y se asocia hasta un 16 % con otras enfermedades autoinmunes, como lupus eritematoso, vitíligo y tiroiditis. A mayor estado de estrés, aumentará el número de zonas sin pelo o crecerá su tamaño.

Efluvio telógeno Es la caída del pelo terminal. Ocurre entre dos a cuatro meses después de la causa desencadenante. En este tiempo hay un aumento de los pelos terminales hasta un 50 % (lo normal es 12-17 %). En este tipo de caída de pelo los factores son muy variables: enfermedades agudas o crónicas, estrés físico o emocional, cambios hormonales, cambios en la dieta, medicamentos, radiación ultravioleta o dermatitis por contacto. La piel cabelluda es la zona más perjudicada. La pérdida del pelo es difusa y se percibe como una disminución del volumen. El pelo se puede caer durante el baño o al peinarlo suavemente. Las mujeres tienen un mayor riesgo de cruzarse con algún cuadro de efluvio telógeno durante su vida. Suele seguir un curso limitado, no dura menos de seis meses y en el 95 % de los casos remite en un período no mayor a 12 meses.

Tricotilomanía o alopecia neuromecánica

Las formas de arrancamiento pueden ser caracterizadas como automático (de forma inconsciente) o enfocado (la conducta surge como una respuesta a un estado emocional negativo, pensamiento, urgencia, o para obtener simetría). Algunos individuos pueden comenzar de forma automática y después tomar consciencia del acto. Puede ocurrir en cualquier zona con pelo. El tratamiento por parte del dermatólogo va encaminado a controlar la caída y favorecer la repoblación del pelo. Las alopecias asociadas al estrés siempre van acompañadas de un tratamiento psiquiátrico o psicológico, ya que el problema base puede ser un trastorno mental, o algún impacto psicológico. l La población afectada va del 0.1 al 0.2 % con un riesgo de padecerla en la población general del 2 % durante la vida. Ataca a hombres y mujeres a cualquier edad, y se asocia hasta un 16 % con otras enfermedades autoinmunes, como lupus eritematoso, vitíligo y tiroiditis.

Aquí ocurre un arrancamiento repetitivo del pelo. Se considera dentro de los trastornos del control de impulsos. El paciente desarrolla una necesidad urgente de arrancarse el pelo, y se presenta como síntoma de diversos padecimientos, desde un hábito temporal leve hasta en pacientes con trastornos de ansiedad o depresión. MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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top 10: ALIMENTOS PARA ELEVAR LA HEMOGLOBINA kPOR DAVID E. VENEGAS Q. EDITOR JUNIOR SPANISH INFLUENTIAL

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Aparte de controlar la hipertensión, este alimento purifica y desintoxica la sangre. La remolacha aumenta la producción de glóbulos rojos, es rica en fibra, manganeso, potasio, vitamina A, B y C, responsables de la estimulación inmunológica. Sus hojas tienen más hierro que la espinaca y muchas veces desperdiciamos estos valores nutricionales. Lávalas con abundante agua y utilízalas en jugos o salteadas en una ensalada. No obstante, si lo que quieres es subir la hemoglobina rápidamente, tómate un vaso de jugo con remolacha, zanahoria, tomate de árbol o naranja. El tres en uno nunca falla.

Gracias a sus altos niveles de hierro, consumir una manzana al día será suficiente para que tus niveles en sangre estén controlados. Además, aporta beneficios extra: blanquea los dientes, previene diabetes tipo 2, reduce el colesterol, evita que la placa se acumule en las arterias coronarias, disminuye la apnea del sueño, y debido a su cantidad de fibra, es un excelente alimento para controlar el peso.

Uno de los mejores cortes de carnes recomendada por los especialistas para aumentar la hemoglobina. El hígado de res se destaca por ser la mejor fuente de cobre y de complejo B12, estimulando el correcto funcionamiento de nuestro sistema nervioso. Aclaremos algo: el hígado neutraliza las toxinas que dañan el cuerpo, pero no las almacena. Este ingrediente ofrece cantidades significativas de proteínas, aminoácidos esenciales, vitaminas y minerales. Sírvelo a la parrilla con una mixtura de brócoli y legumbres.

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FRUTOS SECOS Las nueces, los maníes, los pistachos, las avellanas, y las almendras tostadas o salteadas son excelentes aliados para evitar los efectos de la anemia. Estos superalimentos fortalecen al corazón, combaten los radicales libres, controlan los ataques de ansiedad, reduciendo el estrés y la fatiga, y estabilizan los niveles de colesterol. A pesar de su generoso contenido de calorías, un puñado de frutos secos al día te brindará los privilegios de sus beneficios.

GRANADA Con un zumo concentrado de granada durante el desayuno, estarás nutriendo tu organismo con proteínas, carbohidratos, fibra y mucho hierro. Esta fruta promueve el flujo saludable de la sangre, ayudando a disolver los coágulos y reducir las afecciones cardiovasculares. Por otro lado, regenera los tejidos y fomenta la cicatrización de las heridas; previene la aparición de manchas en la piel; mejora la calidad ósea; estimula el apetito y cura la tos, el dolor de garganta y alivia los síntomas del asma.


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LA HEMOGLOBINA ES LA PROTEÍNA RESPONSABLE DE OXIGENAR NUESTRO ORGANISMO. CUANDO SUS NIVELES DECAEN, NOS SENTIMOS DÉBILES Y COMENZAMOS A EXPERIMENTAR FATIGA, DOLORES Y OTRAS MOLESTIAS. SI LOS RANGOS DISMINUYEN SIGNIFICATIVAMENTE, PUEDE CONVERTIRSE EN ANEMIA. PARA EVITAR ESTOS MALESTARES, COMPARTIMOS 10 INGREDIENTES PARA AUMENTAR LA HEMOGLOBINA. DOS CLAVES: EJERCÍTATE Y COME ALIMENTOS RICOS EN HIERRO.

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Debes escoger una miel pura u oscura. Este alimento posee azucares simples que gracias a su afortunada combinación de glucosa y fructosa, regulan los niveles de azúcar en la sangre. La miel multiplica la tasa de glóbulos rojos debido a su cantidad de hierro, cobre y manganeso. Tiene efectos antibacterianos y recientes estudios afirman que la miel evita la formación de úlceras y gastroenteritis. Añade un chorrito de este alimento de dioses en tus batidos, en el cereal o sobre el yogurt. ¡Delicioso!

Muchos expertos creen que este ingrediente reduce el riesgo de padecer leucemia. La guayaba es un tesoro colmado de hierro, vitaminas C y del complejo B. Para subir la hemoglobina rápidamente, se recomienda lavarla muy bien y comerla cruda (con la concha incluida). Debido a su bajo índice glucémico, previene el desarrollo de la diabetes y, por si fuera poco, calma los nervios, promueve la circulación sanguínea en el cerebro y mejora la salud visual. Además, sus hojas poseen una potente acción antiinflamatoria, ideal para dolores de muelas y encías inflamadas.

El doctor Adarsh Kumar del National Heart Institute, es un fiel creyente de que la ortiga representa un papel fundamental en el aumento de los niveles de hemoglobina. “Todo lo que hay que hacer es un té con dos cucharadas de hojas de ortiga seca y dejar reposar 10 minutos. Luego colar y añadir un poco de miel”, expresa el especialista en medicina interna. Por otro lado, la ortiga tiene efectos diuréticos que alivien los problemas urinarios. Pero es importante recordar que está hierba está contraindicada durante el embarazo y los ciclos menstruales.

El hierro, el cobre y el complejo B son los elementos claves para la creación de los glóbulos rojos, y las pasas están colmadas de estos componentes. Un puñado a media tarde, será el snack perfecto. Este producto protege los dientes contra las caries, estimula la quema de colesterol, promueve la salud cardíaca y sus fitonutrientes resguardan el sistema ocular de los rayos ultravioletas.

No hay nada como la frescura del océano. Los mariscos, las almejas, el atún, el bagre, el salmón, las ostras y las sardinas, son perfectos para quitar la anemia en un solo plato. Estos ingredientes rebosan con minerales como el hierro, el yodo, el fósforo, el zinc y el magnesio. Aceleran la fluidez de la sangre, evitan la trombosis, las enfermedades cardiovasculares y estimulan la producción de las hormonas sexuales y los glóbulos rojos.

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SIEMPRE EN movimiento o primero que debes hacer es una retrospectiva: ¿Qué te motiva? ¿Por qué quieres hacerlo? ¿Qué beneficios vas a obtener? ¿Qué estás dispuesto a sacrificar? ¿Quieres que esto sea parte de tu vida?

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Una vez contestadas estas preguntas, lo siguiente es comprender que un estilo de vida saludable no genera resultados de forma inmediata. En menos de un mes no vas a obtener cambios significativos. El primer paso es crear una costumbre. Muchos estudios afirman que necesitamos 21 días para crear un nuevo hábito de vida. Concéntrate y comprométete contigo, respeta los días de entrenamiento y aliméntate correctamente. En conclusión, acostúmbrate a ejercitarte y deja los resultados para después.

CUANDO INICIAMOS UN ESTILO DE VIDA SALUDABLE, UNO DE LOS MAYORES RETOS QUE DEBEMOS AFRONTAR ES MANTENER LA MOTIVACIÓN. MUCHAS VECES COMENZAMOS MUY ANIMADOS, PERO LUEGO DE UN PAR DE SEMANAS, O INCLUSO DÍAS, NOS DAMOS POR VENCIDOS. Y ENTONCES, SURGE LA PREGUNTA: ¿QUÉ LE PASÓ A NUESTRA MOTIVACIÓN? kPOR DULCEQUILIBRIO @dulceequilibrio

Luego de superar las primeras cuatro semanas, mirarás el reloj con el afán de que llegue la hora de entrenar. En ese momento habrás conseguido algo muy importante: ¡Motivación!

“A medida que las personas fueron influenciadas por sus compañeros para ejercitarse más, se creó una relación social donde todos aumentaron sus niveles de actividad”, explicó el autor del estudio, Damon Centola. Entrenar en equipo es una motivación adicional: mejora tu productividad y aumenta tu resistencia.

En este punto comenzarás a pensar en objetivos y metas sobre la actividad física. Si llevas un mes corriendo entre 3 y 5 kilómetros, puedes aumentar 1 o 2 kilómetros. Si tu objetivo es bajar de peso, no te propongas deshacerte de 15 kilos en una sola tanda; planifica metas reales y establece bajar 1 kilo por semana. La clave está en la constancia.

Cuando inicies un estilo de vida saludable, no te obsesiones por ver resultados inmediatos. Entiende que el cambio lo haces por tu bienestar. Una alimentación balanceada y el ejercicio diario se reflejarán en tu cuerpo, pero también en tu integridad mental y espiritual. Recuerda que la motivación la encuentras en la firmeza de tus objetivos. l

Otra recomendación para mantener el empeño, es tener un amigo para entrenar. No siempre tendrás el mismo ánimo, pero puedes contar con el apoyo de esa otra persona. De hecho, a finales del año pasado, la Universidad de Pennsylvania, publicó un estudio con el objetivo encontrar la motivación ideal para obtener un mejor rendimiento al practicar cualquier deporte.

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Las semillas de chía son libres de gluten y contienen omega 3, antioxidantes y fibra. Aquí tienes algunos de sus nutrientes: • 5 veces más calcio que la leche. • 3 veces más antioxidantes que los arándanos. • 3 veces más hierro que las espinacas. • 2 veces más fibra que la avena. • 2 veces más proteínas que cualquier verdura. • 2 veces más potasio que el plátano.

Pudin de chía con fresas Ingredientes 3 cucharadas de chía 1 taza de leche de almendras 4 fresas grandes 1 sobre de estevia Preparación • Colocar las fresas, la leche de almendras y la estevia en una licuadora. Batir hasta obtener una mezcla sin grumos. • En un bol de vidrio, verter la mezcla de leche de almendras y añadir las semillas de chía. Remover constantemente por 30 minutos. Dejar reposar 15 minutos y volver a remover. • Conservar en la nevera y decorar a gusto al momento de servir.


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HÁGASE la luz dministrar los recursos eléctricos no solo trae beneficios al hogar sino también al planeta; el presupuesto familiar se reducirá y si contamos con avances tecnológicos, la gestión será más placentera.

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Eduard Gevorkyan, semifinalista del concurso Proyect Americam Dreams de la cadena HSN, presentó un novedoso dispositivo llamado Power+, un aparato compuesto por una luz led –con alcance de 3,5 metros– que permite enfocar y localizar rápidamente objetos y pertenencias. De hecho, este artefacto ayudará a sintonizar el televisor sin necesidad de encender las luces generales del hogar.

Ahorro energético Power+ contribuye a disminuir el consumo eléctrico hasta un 85 % menos que las bombillas tradicionales. Su diseño no genera calor, es decir, no quema al tacto. El 80 % de la energía que consume se transforma en luz, caso contrario con los bombillos incandescentes, que pierden ese mismo porcentaje a través del calor.

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CUANDO SE TRATA DE REDUCIR GASTOS EN CASA, ES NECESARIO CONCIENTIZAR A LA FAMILIA SOBRE EL USO CORRECTO DE LA ENERGÍA Fácil de usar Se puede instalar sin ningún problema. Power+ se adapta cómodamente en cualquier aparato: un televisor, un DVD, un aire acondicionado e, incluso, en el teléfono inalámbrico. Es ideal para habitaciones de descanso, como salas de hospitales o recámaras para personas de la tercera edad, donde requieren una luz moderada para conciliar el sueño. El dispositivo posee una pinza deslizante que se acopla a los mandos de distancia mediante un ajuste a presión. Opera mediante un pulsador que ilumina toda la superficie del mando para poder manejarlo en la oscuridad. Además, tiene un sistema independiente de alimentación gracias a una batería 2032. Si deseas conocer más sobre este producto amigable con el ambiente visita www.luzmandopowerplus.es l


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NAYIBE WARCHAUSKY kPRESENTADO POR FABBIOLA PALUMBO JR. FASHION EDITOR

WWW.NWARCHAUSKY.COM Twitter @NAYIBEW Instagram @NAYIBEWARCHAUSKY FOTOGRAFÍA RAFAEL FRANCESCHI @franceschiraf Modelo NICOLE SARDONE @nicolesardone Estilismo JESÚS PALENCIA

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ayibe Warchausky, una marca que celebra su décimo aniversario, nos presenta una propuesta vanguardista donde se consagra el vidrio de Murano como un material prominente que se convierte en lujo debido a su curación moderna en la construcción de anillos.

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En la búsqueda del modernismo y el estudio de las formas, la arquitecta y diseñadora de joyas Nayibe Warchausky ha edificado una marca poderosa, audaz y abrumadora. Constantemente explora volúmenes vigorosos, líneas desafiantes y su simetría, precisión y osadía en los cortes polidimensionales por los que se conocen sus anillos. Mediante el uso de cristales de Murano legítimos y oro de 18K, la marca crea una expresión que no conoce fronteras entre el arte y la moda. Warchausky es una mujer global, una ciudadana del mundo, nacida en Venezuela con raíces rusas. Cuenta con una maestría en Diseño de Joyas del Instituto

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Europeo de Diseño en Milano, Italia. Su inspiración proviene de la mezcla de influencias multiculturales de las urbes donde ha vivido. Su vida y sus viajes le han permitido capturar el latido de las diferentes culturas, traduciéndolas en joyas poderosas y hermosas. Cada anillo es hecho a mano y la artesanía dentro de cada pieza los hace únicos y especiales. Sus joyas son absolutamente arquitectónicas, modeladas como micro-esculturas, con facetas ópticas y tridimensionales, todas elaboradas por medio de la más alta tecnología en cuanto a fusión y corte de cristal. Uno de sus mayores logros ha sido la exaltación y la sublimación del vidrio, dándole un valor lujoso, voluptuoso y seductor. Sus anillos están fundidos y esculpidos en Italia, gracias a la sabiduría milenaria heredada por las mejores familias venecianas de cristal. Su concepto atrevido expresa la opulencia contemporánea para una mujer cosmopolita y hedonista racional, cuya mayor vanidad es descubrir el mundo. l


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El extremo Sur del continente americano comienza abandonar la calidez del verano para sumergirse en las estaciones gélidas. Las damas de hielo con sus delicados movimientos dan vida a las creaciones de Winterina. www.winterina.com

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FOTOGRAFÍA THOMAS CONCORDIA / WWW.TOMCONCORDIA.COM MODELO JULIANNA NICOLE / @JULIANNNNA4 ESTILISMO JOHANNA CASTILLO MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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CARLOS BENGUIGUI 17/18

Un compendio de best sellers y piezas emblemáticas adaptadas a las siluetas actuales con coloridos muy vivos. Esta colección se puede resumir en una sola palabra: ecléctica. www.carlosbenguigui.com

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MODELOS JACK ALVARADO, MANUEL DAVID MUÑOZ Y JONATHAN CASARES FOTOGRAFÍA JM FOTOGRAFÍA / @JMFOTOARTE VIDEO TRAS CÁMARAS JOSÉ RODRÍGUEZ MAQUILLAJE Y ESTILISMO YUSMARY SERRANO / @YUSMAYS1 JAVIER RIVERO / @JJAVORI_MAKEUP LOCACIÓN HOTEL RENAISSANCE CARACAS (LIC. KATY DANELLI) LENTES ÓPTICA HERNÁNDEZ (DRA. IRAIMA HERNÁNDEZ) CASTING MASCULINO ELYS BERROTERAN / @ELYSMCM MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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ESTILO urbano kPRESENTADO POR ARGENIS GUDIÑO

Damas Zebra Ziphoody con capucha

Hermoso suéter rojo y negro con rayado de cebra.

www.topstreetwear.com $ 16

T-Shirt Batgirl

De cuello redondo y un efecto desvanecido al estilo vintage. Posee acentos metálicos a través de la impresión. Hecho 100 % de algodón.

www.apparelzoo.com $ 14.99

Calzado metalizado

Estupendo diseño en llamativo color marrón.

www.topstreetwear.com $ 25.36

1983 Capri Jogger

La cintura es elástica y tiene un cordón ajustable con ojales metálicos. Está diseñado en 55 % algodón y 45 % poliéster.

www.apparelzoo.com $ 14.99

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Caballeros Shark Backpack

Mochila animada con impresiones grรกficas ideales para llamar la atenciรณn.

www.theexecutiveline.net $ 80

Conjunto de rayas

Perfectas pieza, 100 % algodรณn, para un dรญa casual. Juego de 2 piezas (no se vende por separado)

www.theexecutiveline.net $ 160

T-shirt verde

Cรณmoda pieza sin mangas y 100 % algodรณn para disfrutar el inicio de la primavera

www.gangstagroup.com $ 26.31

Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot

Estas botas estรกn elaboradas con cuero repelente al agua y tienen un collar de corte alto con una construcciรณn de bootie que proporciona un tacto suave y cรกlido. Su suela de goma tiene un interesante patrรณn de tracciรณn.

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En el mercado existen diferentes tipos de labiales:

Metalizado semi mate: ideal para un color intenso. Este labial tiene un toque de brillo y su textura es semi brillosa. Sin embargo, tiene un efecto humectante. Elige la variación que no te reseque la boca.

Metalizado satinado: más emoliente que el anterior. Acondiciona tus labios mientras ofrece un color puro. Tiene un brillo especial semi perlado. Metalizado cremoso: muy humectante y es más brillante que los anteriores. Debido a su textura, puede escurrirse por las líneas de los labios; es recomendable que antes de su uso apliques un delineador labial. Metalizado perlado: tiene un brillo nacarado y una menor cobertura que los labiales anteriores. Es muy útil cuando se desea una boca de mayor volumen y brillo luminoso. MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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Spanish Metalizado de brillo: de cobertura liviana y efecto gloss, es decir, la misma apariencia de un brillo labial pero en forma de barra. Ideal para darle a tus labios la gran luminosidad de un labial líquido sin sentirlos pegoteados.

Metalizado: tiene un brillo metal y una mayor cobertura que los labiales anteriores. Es un perlado de mucho brillo. Los labiales metalizados aportan un toque sensual y sexy con extra volumen. Se pueden conseguir en toda gama de colores: tonos piel, tierras, rosas, violetas, naranjas, vinos y dorados. Los puedes conseguir en diferentes formas:

Labial en barra

Labial líquido

Te presentamos la opción perfecta para elaborar tu propio labial metalizado

Para un gloss metalizado Materiales: 1. Pigmento metalizado en polvo del color de tu preferencia. 2. Brillo transparente para los labios. Ojo: sin ninguna pigmentación 3. Pincel de labios o aplicador de labial.

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Aplicaciรณn: 1. Utilizar el pincel y aplicar el brillo transparente (sin color) sobre los labios, eliminando el exceso. 2. Con ayuda del pincel, aplicar un poco del pigmento metalizado sobre el brillo transparente. Mezclar de manera uniforme, evitando grumos en los labios. 3. Aplicar nuevamente el pigmento metalizado y listo, ya creaste tu propio gloss metalizado.

Para un labial metalizado Materiales: 1. Pigmento metalizado en polvo del color de tu preferencia. 2. Labial color piel, pre-base de labios o una barra de labial humectante. 3. Pincel de labios o aplicador de labial.

Aplicaciรณn: 1. Aplicar el labial color piel, prebase de labios o la barra humectante sobre los labios. 2. Tomar con el pincel un poco del pigmento metalizado y aplicarlo sobre la base del labial colocada anteriormente. Mezclar el pigmento con el labial para crear una base de color metalizada. 3. Aplicar un poco de brillo transparente y listo, ya creaste tu propio labial metalizado. l MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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SU ESTILO ES ÚNICO Y CADA TRABAJO ES UN DERROCHE DE CREATIVIDAD; NO EN VANO ES UNA ESTILISTA MULTIPREMIADA Y SU TRAYECTORIA LO CONFIRMA. LISA FARRALL ES UNA CELEBRIDAD DEL FASHION HAIR Y LLEVA EN LA INDUSTRIA MÁS DE 10 AÑOS. HA TRABAJADO CON ACTORES, ARTISTAS MUSICALES Y PERSONALIDADES DE TELEVISIÓN. SU TRABAJO NOS REVELA LOS ESTILOS DEL FUTURO. LA COLECCIÓN ARMOUR ES UN TRIBUTO A LA ESENCIA Y CULTURA AFRICANA, DONDE LO ÉTNICO SE ENTRELAZA CON LA MODERNIDAD. l

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GANADORA DE BLACK HAIR AND BEAUTY AWARDS 2016 - WINNING COLLECTION STYLIST OF THE YEAR / NATURAL STYLIST OF THE YEAR / WEAVE STYLIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTA EN BRITISH HAIR AWARDS 2016

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PEINADOS LISA FARRALL (@WIG_LONDON) / WWW.LISAFARRALL.COM FOTOGRAFÍA LUKE NUGENT / WWW.LUKENUGENT.CO.UK MAQUILLAJE SUHYUN KANG / WWW.SUHYUNKANG.COM ESTILISMO AC STUDIO / WWW.ANDREAUGUSTOSTYLIST.COM

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kPRODUCTOS DISPONIBLES US.BURBERRY.COM

Los costos de los accesorios están sujetos a cambios a consideración de la e-shop.

Labial

First Kiss

Una exquisita mezcla de pigmentos con acabado satinado y con polímeros brillantes que aportan una luminosidad especial. El toque de Burberry de rosa mosqueta, té y lavanda ofrecen una hidratación profunda y continua.

(bálsamo) Labial que se funde para proporcionar una liviana capa de color, con la garantía de ocho horas de hidratación. Complementa con un aplicador de cerámica que permite lograr un sofisticado acabado.

$ 33.00

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My Burberry (perfume 90 ml/3 fl oz) Una encantadora y limitada edición de Eau de Parfum con brillantes copos de oro. My Burberry es una fragancia de bergamota con hojas de geranio, membrillo y corazón de freesia. Déjate envolver con su base de pachulí, lluvia de damasco y rosas de Provenza.

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(máscara) Para pestañas perfectamente rizadas y con volumen. Esta máscara posee una fórmula de alta fijación que realza y define los ojos de forma sencilla, elevando la densidad de las pestañas. Su cepillo de fibra liviana cubre las pestañas más delicadas y cortas.

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María Alejandra Requena se convirtió en uno de los rostros más simpáticos del entretenimiento venezolano a través del canal RCTV que le permitió liderar programas como “De boca en boca”, “Atrévete a soñar”, “A gozar” y “Aprieta y gana”, pero su carrera alcanzó nuevos niveles en el año 2012 cuando le tocó estar al frente del programa “Magazine CNN” de CNN Latino; luego se dedicó al noticiero de la cadena, Realidades en Contexto, y ahora desarrolla los acontecimientos más importantes del día en el programa matutino “Café CNN”. En el marco del Día Internacional de la Mujer y en celebración de los 20 años de CNN en Español, SPANISH INFLUENTIAL se complace en entrevistar a esta locutora, animadora y presentadora que, con entereza y compromiso, ha construido su propio sendero en el periodismo latino. María Alejandra Requena, la mujer que informa a todo el continente.

El 17 de marzo CNN en Español cumple dos décadas de transmisión. ¿Qué le desea al canal y cómo describe su historia personal en él? “Mis más sinceras felicitaciones a toda la gente que ha hecho posible que CNN en Español cumpla 20 años al aire. Han sido años de compromiso con la verdad, la transparencia y trabajo 24 horas. Para mí es un honor ser parte de esta compañía que con diferentes acentos informa lo más importante del acontecer mundial. Comencé hace cuatro años a ser parte de CNN Latino y hace tres de CNN en Español. Día a día es una oportunidad para seguir aprendiendo y creciendo como profesional, pero también en lo personal, es un compromiso con el público, es la responsabilidad de informar y hacerlo bien, saber que están contando con nosotros en Café CNN para comenzar bien el día, con las noticias más destacadas y las mejores entrevistas”. 208 SPANISH

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Su carrera ha evolucionado con el paso de los años, ¿qué significó para usted pasar del entretenimiento al mundo de las noticias? “Jamás fue algo que me planteé en mi carrera, tampoco lo fue trabajar en televisión cuando comencé en 1998, pero las noticias son algo que me apasionan. Hace cinco o seis años, cuando hice mi primera entrevista política en Mega TV, mis compañeros Max Aub y Rene Pedroza me dijeron: ‘Ya diste el salto, ahora no vas poder volver al entretenimiento, esto es algo que cautiva, que te atrapa’. Y es verdad, con el paso del tiempo ha sido así. Disfruto mucho hacer una entrevista relacionada con la política o la economía pero confieso que las historias humanas, de superación, de esas personas que enaltecen el gentilicio de un país, también me gustan”. ¿Qué le recomienda a la generación que desea ejercer el periodismo? “No es una carrera fácil, en algunos países puede ser peligrosa, pero es apasionante; eso sí, hay que hacerlo con responsabilidad, respeto y prepararse día a día. Creo que lo más importante en esta profesión es la credibilidad, eso es fundamental, así que si no estás dispuesto a decir la verdad, aunque a muchos no les guste, inclusive a ti, pues creo que deberías reconsiderar esta profesión”. ¿Cuál es su mensaje para la comunidad latina que está en Estados Unidos ante los nuevos escenarios del país? “Los latinos somos, en su gran mayoría, gente buena y trabajadora que estamos en este país porque lamentablemente en nuestras naciones no encontramos las oportunidades, sobre todo para nuestros hijos, pero llegamos para formar un hogar y ayudar al progreso del país. Nos toca vivir momentos que pueden ser difíciles pero estoy segura que saldremos adelante y demostrar que con esfuerzo y dedicación la situación mejorará. Estados Unidos es un país de inmigrantes, pero también de leyes y respeto a los derechos de todos”. En marzo se celebra el Día Internacional de la Mujer. Actualmente ustedes han conquistado espacios que antes eran ocupados solo por hombres, ¿qué opinión tiene al respecto?


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¿Cómo define su vida de madre? “Es la mejor parte de mi vida. Andrés y Miranda son y serán siempre mi prioridad. No hay nada mejor que escucharlos reír y saber que son felices. No digo que el rol de madre sea fácil, claro que no, pero son esos momentos especiales, los que me recuerdan que son lo mejor en mi vida. Mi sueño es que sean un hombre y una mujer de bien”. ¿Cuál es el mejor consejo que le da a sus hijos? “Que no le hagan a los demás lo que no les gusta que les hagan; que se pongan en el lugar de la otra persona y piensen antes de decir o hacer algo. También trató de enseñarles la importancia del respeto a los adultos y a todos en general”. Si pudiera ir al pasado, ¿qué consejo le daría a la Mariale de 20 años? “La verdad disfruté bastante mis 20 años, pero igual le aconsejaría que viaje más y goce cada momento. Comencé a trabajar muy joven, a los 16 años, y siempre he tenido un sentido de la responsabilidad muy grande, pero cuando estás en los 20 (aunque quizá algunos piensen que no) las responsabilidades son menores a cuando ya tienes familia. Así que aprovechen”. ¿Cuál es la mayor lección que ha aprendido en CNN en Español? “A controlar mejor mis sentimientos y a verificar toda información, así me llegue de familiares, amigos o conocidos”. ¿Cuál es su definición de éxito? “Ser feliz. Esa felicidad llega de la mano de mi familia, de los momentos compartidos con mi esposo e hijos”. ¿A qué personaje le gustaría entrevistar y por qué? “A varios. Al Papa Francisco, al presidente de Argentina, Mauricio Macri, por todo el proceso de cambio que hay en su país, y a Nicolás Maduro, porque los venezolanos necesitan muchas respuestas”. 210 SPANISH

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¿Cómo calibra su mente y alma después de una jornada de trabajo? “Es muy difícil. Mi día es largo, bien largo, y cuando finalmente me voy a dormir es complicado desconectarme de todo porque generalmente reviso la información que hay hasta esa hora, entre las 10:30 y 11:00 p. m., para estar informada lo mejor posible antes de hacer Café CNN en las mañanas. Pero cuando tengo la mente muy activa, rezo, eso siempre me ayuda a dormir”. Su optimismo, tanto en la televisión como en las redes sociales, es una de sus mayores cartas de presentación, ¿cómo cultiva la alegría? “Soy de las que trata de pensar siempre en positivo pero siendo realista. Creo que una sonrisa siempre va a lograr mejores resultados. Ahora trabajo en noticias y encontrar noticias positivas, lamentablemente no es común, por lo general reporto noticias negativas, pero lo veo como una enseñanza. Creo que la actitud que tengas ante la vida hace la diferencia”. ¿Qué es lo que más extraña de Venezuela? “Mi familia, mi Ávila hermoso y las playas. Venezuela es un país hermoso y siempre fue de gente amable y alegre. Es una lástima que ahora el día a día esté cargado de tanto estrés y problemas. Sin embargo, en mis recientes viajes a Venezuela, por trabajo o para ir a votar, he encontrado gente cariñosa, que con una sonrisa me dice: ‘qué bueno tenerte en casa, en tu país’, y esto me conmueve porque Venezuela es mi país esté donde esté, quiero lo mejor para ella y nuestra gente. Aunque esté lejos, no estoy ausente y siempre trataré de poner el nombre de mi país bien en alto”. Y por último, ¿qué es lo mejor de atreverse a soñar? “Todo. Hay que atreverse a soñar siempre, hay que trabajar por esos sueños y oportunidades. Puede ser muy difícil, pero cuando creas que no puedes o que es imposible, siempre hay que seguir intentando. El camino es duro, así que paciencia y constancia. Pienso que si te preparas, te esfuerzas y lo haces con respeto a los demás, todo es posible. Créeme, ese sentimiento de saber que estás haciendo las cosas bien mientras buscas tu sueño es maravilloso”. l MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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LA REVISTA FORBES PUBLICÓ SU RESPETADA LISTA 30 UNDER 30 EUROPE Y EN ELLA FIGURA ESTA CHEF PASTELERA QUE HA CONQUISTADO LOS PALADARES ESPAÑOLES A TRAVÉS DE SU SAZÓN LATINA

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Antes de enamorarse del mundo de la pastelería, durante su niñez estuvo sumergida en las exigencias del nado sincronizado; de hecho, integró la Selección Nacional. Esta caraqueña de 25 años tiene un título de Publicidad y Mercadeo, pero su verdadera pasión decantó en el arte de preparar postres. Se formó en el Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts en Vancouver, Canadá. “La mejor escuela/familia en el mundo”, comparte con orgullo. Dopico puso a prueba todos sus conocimientos en el programa Chocolate Chef Competition, donde llegó a la ronda final celebrada en Nueva York. Ha trabajado en los fogones de Alto, en Venezuela; el Club Allard, en Madrid y actualmente es la chef pastelera del restaurante Moments en Barcelona, España, con dos estrellas Michelin, ubicado en el refinado hotel Mandarín Oriental. En SPANISH INFLUENTIAL nos complace conversar con esta joven promesa de la gastronomía y conocer más sobre su trayectoria.


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Raíces: chiriví, raiche, ron y café

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¿Qué representa aparecer en dos menciones de la lista 30 Under 30 Europe de Forbes? “Si estar nominada entre miles de jóvenes europeos ya fue para mí una sorpresa, haber sido elegida en dos de las diez categorías es directamente inexplicable. Me siento afortunada de poder desarrollar mi carrera en España, un país que me ha brindado incontables oportunidades, y al mismo tiempo llevar mi tierra (Venezuela) a donde quiera que voy”. ¿Cómo y cuándo decides enfocarte al mundo de la pastelería? ¿Qué te motivó a dar este paso? “Todos los caminos conducen a Roma... o a la pastelería de un restaurante dos estrellas Michelin en Barcelona. Cada experiencia ha jugado una pieza valiosa en la persona profesional que soy hoy en día. Mi pasión por este oficio superó cualquier barrera o duda que pude tener tiempo atrás, y te puedo decir que perseguir mis sueños fue la mejor decisión que he tomado en mi vida”.

¿Qué te inspira a la hora de preparar tus platos? ¿Cuáles han sido tus creaciones favoritas? “La inspiración está en todos lados, solo hay que ser receptivo. Cada plato tiene un valor sentimental para mí, así que es una pregunta difícil, pero La nostra crema catalana, mi primer postre en entrar en la carta de Moments, siempre tendrá un lugar especial en mi corazón”. Trabajar en Moments significa estar codo a codo con Carme Ruscalleda, la chef con más estrellas Michelin en España. ¿Cómo ha sido este aprendizaje? “Carme es una institución, todo lo que pueda decir de ella se queda corto. Ha sido un honor representar su cocina, y observar su impoluta ética de trabajo”. ¿Cómo desarrollas tu estilo propio en los postres de Moments? “Para mi cocinar es sentimiento. Es imposible que una parte de mí no esté en lo que hago, pero siempre respetando la filosofía del lugar donde trabaje”.

¿Cómo fue la experiencia de trabajar en Alto, uno de los restaurantes más importantes de Latinoamérica? “Alto cambió el rumbo de mi carrera, y no me cansaré de agradecerle a Carlos García, porque su propuesta cautivó mi curiosidad y me abrió los ojos al lado más humano de la cocina”.

¿Para ti qué significa el arte de la pastelería? “Los postres son el broche de oro. Para el pastelero es un regalo, una oportunidad, pero también es una gran responsabilidad”.

¿Cuáles fueron los mayores desafíos en el programa Chocolate Chef Competition? “No te voy a mentir. Preparar la final de una competencia internacional, mientras trabajas 12-15 horas al día, no es un hobby, pero disfruté tanto la experiencia, y estoy tan contenta con el resultado de mi trabajo, que lo haría dos veces sin pensarlo”.

Una frase que impulse tu labor. “Eres tan bueno(a) como tu último plato”.

¿Un ingrediente favorito? “Buen chocolate”.

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Esta barranquillera es una ciudadana del mundo. Su rostro y su talento se han propagado por todos los televisores del orbe. Ella es una fiel representante de la mujer latina: familiar, luchadora, apasionada, franca y con la convicción de que su belleza interior se refleja en todos sus aspectos. Los invitamos a conocer un poco más de esta costeña, cuyo nombre comienza con M de maravillosa.

Con M de Mujer by Maritza es un proyecto que podemos disfrutar a través de YouTube, allí se muestran aspectos cotidianos que pueden pasarle a cualquier mujer. ¿Cómo surgió esta iniciativa y cuál ha sido su alcance? “La idea es mostrar un poco mi vida real, las cosas que me suceden. Este vlog es para reflejar que, aunque soy una artista que aparece en alfombras y en entrevistas, mi vida personal es igual a la de cualquier otra mujer con un hogar, unos hijos y un esposo. Mi compromiso es con las personas que ponen en práctica los consejos que comparto en el canal. Puedo dar pequeños tips o mensajes de reflexión, pero hacerlo desde mi cotidianidad, sin maquillaje, natural, es la manera más cercana que tengo para servir de ejemplo y enseñar que las vicisitudes o frustraciones se superan desde el amor”. ¿Cómo distribuye su tiempo para ser esposa, madre, actriz y empresaria? “El tiempo es un asunto que dejó de ser prioridad para mí. No hago las cosas en el marco del tiempo, ¿suena loco, verdad? Pareciera que uno debe realizar las cosas en un lapso determinado, pero mis objetivos los resuelvo desde el amor. Hago las cosas que debo hacer y si no las alcanzo no debo rendirle cuentas a nadie. Se trata de estar en el momento correcto”. 222 SPANISH

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¿Cuál es el mejor consejo que le puede regalar a sus hijos Akiva y Yehuda? “Compartir. Creo que a través de esta acción podemos alejar el egoísmo, porque compartir es ganar. La idea es compartir felicidad, una tarea que deberían hacer todos los seres humanos, en especial unos mellizos, porque siempre tenemos a quien reñirle y la competencia se acaba cuando el amor entra. Ese es mi mejor consejo para ellos”. ¿Cuáles son sus tips para mantener el equilibrio físico, mental y espiritual en el entorno artístico? “Es importante saber dónde estás. A veces avanzamos como locos, perseguimos logros, satisfacemos nuestras necesidades o nos quedamos en el físico, en lo espiritual o en lo artístico. Debemos detenernos y pensar dónde estamos. Dicen que el balance es lo mejor, lo decimos pero no lo aplicamos. El equilibrio reside en entender que necesitamos un lado espiritual, que nuestro oficio merece un esfuerzo físico y que debemos alimentar nuestra mente. Debemos buscar elementos que nos ayuden a ubicarnos”. Su trabajo la ha llevado a otras latitudes, ¿qué añora de su natal Barranquilla? “Barranquilla es Barranquilla y no compite con nada. No la puedo comparar con otro sitio porque lo que hay allí no está en otros lugares. Trato de no añorar mucho para no extrañar, pero cuando estoy en Barranquilla disfruto la brisa del mar, una buena arepa con huevo, los atardeceres, las siestas, mis amigos, el carnaval, mi música favorita y el habla del costeño. Los ingredientes de Barranquilla están en Barranquilla, para poder disfrutarlos hay que visitarla”. ¿Algún pecado culinario al que no pueda resistirse? “Las papas fritas y la arepa”. ¿Cómo logra darle una identidad propia a sus personajes y, luego de terminar el trabajo, desligarse de él para encarar otro proyecto? “Aprendí que los personajes son prestados, no son tuyos. Yo les coloco una cara, pero a veces me


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quedaban las manías, los gestos y los tonos de voz de mis caracterizaciones, hasta que trabajé en La casa de al lado, donde interpreté a dos gemelas. Tenía que encarnar dos personalidades distintas. Un día con una y al día siguiente con otra, incluso a veces hacía ambas en una jornada. Comprendí que ser actriz es tener la capacidad de entrar en un papel y salir de él en un segundo”.

¿Podría compartir tres momentos que han marcado su carrera? “Todo se resume en decisiones. Durante la promoción de la novela Marido y mujer, decido hacer un casting y nació la oportunidad de realizar mi primera telenovela para Estados Unidos, y eso cambió mi carrera profesional. El segundo momento importante es cuando decidí expandirme más allá de la actuación y tener más elementos, por eso tengo una escuela y agencia de modelaje (Casting Models), una escuela de actuación (En Escena), mi línea de splashes, ahora soy youtuber y bloguera. Y mi tercer episodio relevante es mi camino espiritual; explorar otra mirada de la vida me regaló una Maritza completamente diferente”.

Las redes sociales se han convertido en una ventana para que los fanáticos estén en cercanía con sus estrellas favoritas, ¿cómo maneja su vida privada ante esta exposición? “Pienso que son ventanas muy favorables, a través de ellas podemos tener un contacto directo con los fanáticos. Nos comunicamos con una inmediatez fabulosa. De hecho, considero que es una herramienta de trabajo que podemos añadir a nuestro equipo”. ¿Qué ha aprendido de sus seguidores? “La nobleza, el amor desinteresado y la ayuda al prójimo. Tener una relación con personas que no conoces y darlo todo por el todo, estar cerca de gente que solo has visto a través de una foto. Eso es impresionante”. Este mes se celebra el Día Internacional de la Mujer, ¿cuál es su mensaje para las mujeres latinas? “Cuando reconocemos nuestra individualidad como mujeres, cuando comprendemos que ambos géneros tienen energías diferentes y que nuestras diferencias nos unen, entendemos que podemos trabajar en equipo y contemplar nuestra luz interior. Somos superheroínas y fuentes de amor”. l

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Cápsula by Benito Santos

Bajo un auténtico diseño latino, producto de la colaboración de Benito Santos y el artista plástico Claudio Limón, nace Cápsula, una colección inspirada en los Happy Nopales del artista jalisciense, que tomó como protagonista al nopal, elemento característico de la cultura mexicana. Este trabajo está enmarcado en colores vivos sobre chifón y gazar combinados con lames. El toque femenino y sensual destaca con transparencias y volados en telas plisadas. WWW.BENITOSANTOS.COM.MX/

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uando hablamos de inclusión, en un tema tan profundo como la discapacidad, nos referimos a conceptos que van más allá de la mera inserción. La palabra inclusión engloba el derecho de garantizar el acceso, la participación real y el aprendizaje del niño, joven o adulto con necesidades especiales. La Asociación Venezolana para el síndrome de Down (AVESID), cuenta con 25

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nos. Justamente, en una nación, los niveles de desarrollo y civilidad se miden por la atención que reciben los niños, los ancianos y las personas con limitaciones físicas, mentales, intelectuales o sensoriales. Por medio de nuestra labor, hemos aprendido y demostrado que las personas con discapacidades son extraordinariamente capaces de alcanzar sus metas y ejecutar sus propios proyectos de vida. Del mismo modo, corroboramos que en Latinoamérica, la discapacidad se transformó de un modelo médico a un modelo social; lo que antes se entendía como un eterno paciente, ahora es un ciudadano como todos, con sus derechos y obligaciones.

años de servicio enfocado en atender a personas con discapacidades intelectuales, contribuyendo a mejorar su calidad de vida y las de sus familias a través de diversos proyectos en áreas de rehabilitación, educación, asistencia, programas de inclusión laboral y orientación familiar. Nuestro propósito es velar por el respeto de los derechos de las personas con discapacidad. Contamos con sistemas de capacitación para profesionales y demás interesados que quieren convertirse en agentes multiplicadores del éxito y de la plena participación social de nuestros alumnos. Particularmente, en la mayoría de los países latinoamericanos existe una inmensa deuda social al respecto. Necesitamos que los estados trabajen con mayor intensidad e interés en la creación de políticas públicas que logren satisfacer las exigencias de estos ciudada-

Actualmente, las personas con características especiales interactúan normalmente en actividades comunitarias, en escuelas y en empresas que se ajustan a sus perfiles. Sin embargo, es lamentable cuando se detectan casos de bullying o discriminación. Es responsabilidad de todos educar a la población, debemos derribar los mitos y mostrar las realidades, no con palabras sino con hechos. Estos niños, hombres y mujeres, merecen progresar y tomar decisiones. Hay que entender que la sobreprotección no es la mejor opción, las personas con discapacidad deben tener su propio espacio y gozar de la oportunidad de desarrollar sus capacidades y potenciar sus virtudes para construir un mundo mejor para todos. Ellos son ciudadanos, como tú y como yo. Tienen sueños y aspiraciones. Como sociedad debemos asumir la diversidad y promover la equidad en todos los sentidos responsables. Y tú, ¿qué haces para apoyar? ¡Inclúyete! l MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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En la actualidad, estamos promoviendo un grupo de mujeres sobrevivientes de cĂĄncer de mama. Ingresa al Facebook de MujeresModoRosa y comparte tu historia con el mundo. ConviĂŠrtete en un agente multiplicador de esta noble causa

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CON LA CABEZA

bien puesta EN 2012, LINA HINESTROZA FUE DIAGNOSTICADA CON CÁNCER DE MAMA GRADO TRES EN EL SENO IZQUIERDO. LUEGO DE INICIAR SU TRATAMIENTO, ENTENDIÓ QUE LAS MUJERES FALLECÍAN POR NO AUTOEXAMINARSE kPOR MODOROSA

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u sobrino le regaló una cabeza donde se posan las pelucas que se venden en las peluquerías. La pintó especialmente para ella y luego recibió cerca de 70 maniquís, incluida una del escritor Jorge Franco, por lo que se realizó la exposición Con la cabeza bien puesta. Así comenzó ModoRosa, una iniciativa de responsabilidad social de Tripartita Comunicaciones, una agencia de comunicaciones y relaciones públicas fundada por Lina y su socia Natalia Ortiz.

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Estar en ModoRosa es como estar en modo mundial. Es un movimiento que promueve la detección temprana del cáncer de seno, enfermedad que padece una de cada ocho mujeres en cualquier momento de su vida y si se detectada a tiempo, tiene una sobrevivencia superior al 90 %. Lina nunca dejó de ser una mujer luchadora, resplandeciente, amorosa, familiar y trabajadora. Su cambio físico se dio de manera muy especial. Primero, su largo cabello lacio fue cortado hasta los hombros. Sus amigas le hicieron una pelufiesta para acompañarla en ese instante. Cuando llegó el momento de cortarlo

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definitivamente, lo hizo con su esposo Juan Luis y sus hijos Daniela, Tomás y Simón. Ellos se encargaron de retirarle todo el cabello y lo hacían cada ocho días. Lina se mandó a hacer una peluca con su cabello, pero no la usó, sentía que le picaba y optó por salir calva a la calle, a reuniones, a sus citas, a la vida. Al contrario de lo que esperaba, este cambio fue maravilloso porque le permitió descubrir la esencia de su vida: no fijarse solo en lo físico, sino en lo espiritual. Era admirada a donde quiera que iba. Una mujer hermosa luchando contra el cáncer de seno y gracias a ModoRosa comenzó a transmitir un mensaje de esperanza, cuidado, prevención y salud a miles de mujeres. Sus cejas se perdieron; sus pestañas también. El único órgano que no se afectó fue su oído, pero ella siguió adelante. Se sometió a tratamientos, quimiotetapias, cirugías y al apoyo espiritual, psicológico y físico. Todo. Hizo de todo para seguir siendo la mujer que todos conocían. Su madre falleció antes de Lina recuperarse. Y, a pesar de esto, siguió luchando por su vida, pues en casa la esperaban. Poco a poco, contó su historia en un blog que al principio fue personal y luego se volvió viral: Poniéndole el pelo al cáncer. Fue tanto el impacto, que el canal Tele VID le propuso realizar un programa donde se presentaban testimonios de pacientes con cáncer y en su segunda temporada asistieron invitadas tan especiales como Lorena Meritano, Flavia Dos Santos y Carolina Montoya, hermana de Toya Montoya. MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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ModoRosa se convirtió en una señal nacional. Se realizó una pasarela en Colombiamoda 2014 con diseños de 13 diseñadores nacionales, varias de las prendas se vendieron para apoyar a Fundayama, fundación que respalda ModoRosa en Medellín y que trabaja, asesora y guía a pacientes de escasos recursos de estratos uno y dos. Se hicieron eventos, conciertos y ferias; centenares de productos en ModoRosa. Durante el mes de octubre, se iluminaron de color rosa cerca de 100 edificios en Medellín y en otras ciudades en Colombia como aviso e invitación a las mujeres para autoexaminarse a tiempo. Éxito lanzó la colección ModoRosa con Éxito by Karen Martínez, donde siete de sus marcas fueron escogidas para ayudar a la causa. Con el dinero recaudado, se adquirió una sede para Fundayama, inaugurada el 1 de

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y varias personalidades como Mónica Fonseca, Carolina Cruz, Andrea Serna, Carolina Guerra, Karen Martínez, Claudia Marquez, Primera Dama de Medellín, y Tutina de Santos, Primera Dama de Colombia. Lina ya está recuperada. Descubrió que el cáncer no ve diferencias y que puede tocar a cualquiera. Sin embargo, todo fue beneficioso para ella, porque a través de su mensaje, luchó por todas las mujeres. ModoRosa sigue en pie. Realizó una pasarela en IxelModa – Cartagena, denominada Pasarela M, la cual contó con las marcas de vestidos de baño más prestigiosas del país. El deporte y la salud se unieron en una clase especial de zumba a cargo de la reconocida instructora Janettsy Chiszar, en la que participaron más de 200 mujeres. Gracias a 1Tucan, ModoRosa tiene una app gratuita que funciona como un sistema de alarmas para que las mujeres recuerden sus citas de control, examinarse y compartirla con quienes aman. En su primer mes alcanzó 5 mil descargas en los cinco continentes y recibió el segundo lugar en el desafío Mobile4Change que premia las mejores apps móviles del mundo orientadas a promover la educación y la formación. Este reto, organizado por Telefónica Educación Digital, con la colaboración de Qualcomm, la Unesco y YouthMobile, reconoce la labor y el objetivo por la que fue creada la app ModoRosa. octubre como un centro de acompañamiento para las pacientes. Esta reforma se realizó con el apoyo de varias empresas y un equipo de arquitectos, diseñadores e ingenieros que donaron su trabajo para tal fin. El 2014, diversas empresas y miles de personas respaldaban a ModoRosa. Los medios de comunicación replicaban las informaciones de esta iniciativa. El centro comercial Santafé Medellín organizó una campaña denominada Toca, cuyo símbolo fue un guante rosado para recordarle a las mujeres que tienen la vida en sus manos. Esta campaña se manejó también en Bogotá y fue multiplicada por instituciones, entidades, el Gobierno

Durante la Pasarela M en Colombiamoda, ModoRosa pudo compartir el mensaje “Sembrando pensamientos”, una historia para ejecutar una reprogramación mental para favorecer a la salud. Cinco diseñadores, con diferentes niveles de experiencia y a través de sus propuestas, se encargaron de llevar a los asistentes por cinco momentos sensoriales alrededor del cáncer de seno. A Lina ya le crecieron sus pestañas y cejas. Su cabello está corto pero crespo, y ella sigue siendo la misma mujer que con una sonrisa logró poner a Colombia en ModoRosa. l MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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CHICAGO

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s conocida como “La ciudad de los vientos” y se encuentra rodeada de una arquitectura magistral e impresionantes lagos, colmada de numerosas obras de arte que cautivan la atención de todos sus visitantes. La urbe cuenta con una gran variedad de actividades culturales durante todo

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el año y uno de sus atributos más relevantes es la gastronomía, junto al buen estilo de vida que ofrece a sus habitantes. Por esta razón, la guía Time Out realizó una encuesta global donde Chicago lideró el ranking, posicionándose como la más dinámica y entretenida de todas las ciudades.


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CONOCE LOS SECRETOS DE ESTA ATRACTIVA METRÓPOLI ESTADOUNIDENSE Y LAS RAZONES POR LAS QUE FUE SELECCIONADA COMO LA MÁS DIVERTIDA DEL MUNDO

Renació en medio de cenizas Es considerada como cuna de los rascacielos. En el año 1971 “la ciudad de hombros grandes” fue destruida a causa de un incendio. Entre los edificios más relevantes quedó La Torre del Agua, que se mantuvo a pesar de las intensas llamas, y se

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convirtió en un símbolo de fortaleza. A mediados del siglo XX nace la Escuela de Arquitectura de Chicago con la cual se restableció la capital y se replanteó la creación de nuevos rascacielos. El edificio más alto de Chicago es la Torre Willis con 442 metros de altura y 110 pisos. MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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de la metrópolis. Así mismo, se ubica el Children’s Museum de Navy Pier –uno de los más reconocidos museos infantiles de los Estados Unidos– y el Teatro de Shakespeare. A esta lista se añade el Acuario Shedd, similar a un gran océano bajo techo que contiene diversas especies y, según relata su historia, está entre los más antiguos del mundo.

La Torre Willis se construyó en 1973 y tuvo un costo de 150 millones de dólares En Chicago se creó el primer rascacielos del mundo en 1885

Un paraíso de encantos El centro de la ciudad de Chicago es conocido como The Loop, apodo del barrio procedente del famoso tren y sus elevadas vías. Aquí se concentra el foco financiero y económico, y se localiza la mayor cantidad de museos y teatros. También se encuentran la famosa Torrre Trump y el Parque del Milenio. Otra zona de interés es el Muelle de la Marina , también llamado Navy Pier, que presenta áreas recreativas como el llamativo jardín botánico, la gigantesca rueda de la fortuna –con 45 metros de altura– que ofrece una vista impresionante del lago Michigan y el skyline, permitiendo un acercamiento al perfil arquitectónico

Es una de las mejores ciudades para ciclistas La urbe tiene la mayor colección de pinturas impresionistas fuera de París

Otro atractivo famoso es el planetario Adler –el primero de los Estados Unidos– el cual se ha convertido en el más preponderante en la educación científica. En este paseo por los lugares emblemáticos, no pueden faltar el Zoológico Lincoln, la exclusiva zona del Magnificent Mile, el Instituto de Arte de Chicago con su importante colección de pinturas y el Museo Field de Historia Natural.

Chicago Cultural Center Todo turista que desee conocer la agenda cultural de la urbe, debe dirigirse a este lugar donde, además de manejar información acerca de las distintas actividades que se realizarán en la entidad durante el año, desarrollan una programación donde ofrecen exhibiciones, conciertos, estrenos de películas y obras teatrales, recitales, festivales, presentaciones de libros y otras más.

Festín de sabores Los resultados de la encuesta realizada por Time Out, reflejan que esta es la mejor ciudad para deleitar el paladar, pues las personas de distintos países coincidieron en que los restaurantes son de alto nivel. La gastronomía es un elemento cultural imprescindible, pues en ella no puede faltar el toque americano que representa la versatilidad étnica de la zona. No obstante, se ha convertido en un territorio estratégico para los más prestigiosos eventos gastronómicos. Anualmente, realizan eventos culinarios como el Taste of Chicago –el festival de comida más grande de la ciudad– y el Chicago Gourmet. Igualmente, se llevan a cabo rutas turísticas gastronómicas como el Chicago Food Planet y el Chicago Chocolate Tours. Sin dejar a un lado el reconocido Festival de Cerveza de Chicago. l MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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VIDA DE

LA PERSEVERANCIA, LA CONFIANZA Y EL TALENTO, SON ALGUNOS DE LOS ATRIBUTOS QUE PODEMOS ENCONTRAR EN CLAUDIO LIMÓN, UN JOVEN MEXICANO, ORIUNDO DE JALISCO, CUYA CARRERA HA ESTADO RODEADA DE ÉXITOS, CONVIRTIÉNDOSE EN UNA REFERENCIA DEL ARTE POP MEXICANO

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Spanish ara entrar y conocer el mundo que ha creado Limón, solo hay que dejarse llevar. La armonía y el manejo del color son canales para transportarnos a un espacio paralelo donde la alegría y la cultura mexicana son más que evidentes.

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Su incursión en las artes no es un capricho. Sus dotes artísticas afloraron en la infancia y emprendió un camino definido por el esfuerzo y el amor a su oficio. Ha colaborado como postproductor, diseñador e ilustrador de marcas como C&A, American Express, McDonald’s, Telcel, GNP, Visa y agencias publicitarias como Leo Burnett, Ogilvy y DraffFCB. Actualmente, Claudio representa el ímpetu y la

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¿Cómo llegó al mundo artístico? ¿Quién o quiénes son su influencia? “Toda mi vida he pintado y dibujado. Mi papá es rotulista y eso ayudó a que siempre hubiera pintura, pinceles, papel, lápices y colores en mi casa. Comencé a pintar a los 10 años y estudié Dibujo y Pintura durante seis años; después obtuve mi Licenciatura en Diseño Gráfico en la Universidad de Guadalajara, y es por eso que mi trabajo se ha relacionado entre el arte y la publicidad. He tenido varias referencias en mi vida, dependiendo de la etapa artística en la que me encuentre, pero creo que Picasso es una gran influencia”. ¿De dónde proviene la inspiración para crear sus obras? “Viene de mi país, del colorido que encuentro en las calles y en nuestra cultura. Me inspiro mucho en las artesanías, en los bordados, en México en general. En mis pinturas también reflejo los sentimientos y las emociones”. Su trabajo destaca por un estallido de colores. Si tuviera que elegir tres para identificar su trayectoria, cuáles serían y por qué. “Escogería el rosa, el azul y el turquesa. Son colores que siempre predominan en mi obra y creo que inconscientemente evidencian el lugar del que provengo. En mi pueblo natal el cielo es de un azul que no encuentro en ningun otro lugar, el turquesa lo veo en el agave y el rosa simplemente por gusto”. ¿Cuáles técnicas utiliza en sus piezas? “Acrílico sobre tela e ilustración digital”. La tecnología avanza y con ello todo evoluciona, ¿qué materiales o utensilios ha debido adoptar para llevar a cabo sus tareas? “El uso de la computadora se ha hecho casi indispensable en mi profesión, así como las impresiones digitales de mis obras”.

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¿Qué sello o marca personal plasma en sus obras? “El uso casi excesivo de corazones y ojos”. ¿Qué representa para usted servir de inspiración para Benito Santos, quien fusionó la moda con sus Happy Nopales? “Para mí es un honor que un diseñador como Benito Santos, al que admiro mucho, pensara en mi trabajo para realizar sus creaciones. Ha sido una experiencia muy enriquecedora y me llena de satisfacción ver mi obra plasmada en sus prendas”.

Fue una oportunidad de reflejar mi cultura en un lugar tan importante como Nueva York”.

“Escogería el rosa, el azul y el turquesa. Son colores que siempre predominan en mi obra y creo que inconscientemente evidencian el lugar del que provengo. En mi pueblo natal el cielo es de un azul que no encuentro en ningun otro lugar, el turquesa lo veo en el agave y el rosa simplemente por gusto”.

Como artista latino, ¿qué significó ser reconocido en Nueva York y que su rostro apareciera en las pantallas de Time Square? “Fue un gran logro. Significó una experiencia única que me llena de energía y de ganas de seguir adelante.

¿Cuáles son los proyectos para este 2017? “Tengo varios proyectos en puerta con marcas muy importantes en México, pero por asuntos de confidencialidad no puedo mencionarlos, pero son campañas publicitarias e instalaciones artísticas. Seguiré creando colecciones inspiradas en mi país. Mi intención en este 2017 es seguir posicionando mi trabajo para que sea más conocido”.

¿Cuál es su mensaje para aquellos jóvenes que están comenzando en este medio artístico? “Es importante que tengan sus objetivos muy claros y sepan hacia dónde quieren ir. Una vez tengan eso, busquen las herramientas para lograr sus sueños y nunca se rindan”. l

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LA GUSTOSA ALMA DE enrique

limardo EN EL 2016, LA REVISTA BALTIMORE MAGAZINE LO NOMBRÓ MEJOR NUEVO CHEF, Y HACE UN PAR DE SEMANAS, ALMA COCINA LATINA FUE RECONOCIDO POR SEGUNDO AÑO CONSECUTIVO ENTRE LOS 50 MEJORES RESTAURANTES DE LA CIUDAD. NO HAY DUDA, ESTAMOS FRENTE A UNA PROMESA DE LOS PLACERES GASTRONÓMICOS

kPOR DAVID E. VENEGAS Q. FOTOGRAFÍAS IRENA STEIN Instagram @enriquelimardo www.almacocinalatina.com Alma Cocina Latina, 2400 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD 21224

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nrique Limardo está agitando los paladares de Baltimore, en el estado de Maryland, Estados Unidos. Este venezolano de 41 años de edad se ha convertido en un referente de la gastronomía venezolana en el mundo, gracias a su pasión, a sus técnicas y al equipo que integra Alma Cocina Latina, el famoso restaurante donde funge como Chef Ejecutivo.

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“La cocina es un lenguaje universal”, es una frase que Limardo mantiene en su perfil de Instagram y, quizá, es un sutil recordatorio del éxito de su oficio. Sin embargo, antes de todo el reconocimiento que ha acumulado, este joven cocinero comenzó a sentir fascinación por la comida cuando tenía seis años, en los fogones de su abuela. “Todo inició a muy temprana edad y sin tener conciencia de que eso se convertiría en mi vida. Pasé mucho tiempo con mi abuela paterna Mercedes de Limardo, quien dedicó su vida a la dulcería criolla venezolana y a las recetas más arraigadas de nuestras raíces”, comparte Limardo vía email. Y fueron esos momentos de infancia, en familia, lo que lo impulsó a dedicarse al arte de la cocina.“En la adolescencia, le cocinaba a mis amigos por disfrute y experimentación”, añade con esmero. Y, aunque cursó estudios de arquitectura, su destino estaba claro: convertirse en chef. Académicamente se formó en dos institutos: Escuela de cocina de Luis Irizar, en San Sebastián, País Vasco, España; y en la Escuela de Hotelería y Turismo de San Pol de Mar, Barcelona. La práctica la adquirió a través de los años y en las experiencias alrededor del mundo, al cocinar en diferentes cocinas y hoteles como El Racó d’en Freiza, Ruccula, Can Gist, ABaC y Mas de Torrent. Mención aparte merece su paso por el célebre Celler de Can Roca, en Girona, España.“Formarme en este restaurante fue una experiencia increíble, tanto en el aspecto intelectual como en la exigencia física, porque diariamente trabajaba una gran cantidad de horas. Siempre dando el 200 %. Esta oportunidad me marcó como cocinero. La mística de trabajo es una de sus maravillas, porque la armonía se percibe desde sus entrañas hasta cada platillo. Admiro a toda la familia Roca y respeto profundamente la convicción por sus orígenes y la innovación a lo tradicional MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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Spanish sin perder un ápice de esencia”. Ahora bien, Alma Cocina Latina es el hogar donde Enrique desborda sensaciones, incentiva gustos y exhibe sus propias memorias culinarias. Recientemente, el crítico gastronómico Tom Sietsema, del diario The Washington Post, le otorgó 3.5 estrellas de 4 al local, destacando sus sabores irresistibles, el ambiente acogedor y la cálida hospitalidad. Y Limardo, de primera mano, nos cuenta cómo emergió este restaurante. “Alma nace por Irena Stein (propietaria) quien durante varios años tenía la idea de crear una arepera para estar en consonancia con sus raíces venezolanas. En un principio ella tenía dos cafeterías bastante sencillas pero muy bien seleccionadas: una se llama Azafrán y está ubicada en un edificio gubernamental de la NASA, exactamente donde está el controlador del telescopio Hubble; y la otra se llama Alkimia y está dentro de la Universidad de Johns Hopkins. Ambos locales están en la ciudad de Baltimore, Mayland”. “Mientras ella investigaba la forma de establecer su tercer negocio, yo acabada de migrar a Estados Unidos para empezar un proyecto de Catering en Washington DC, pero no resultó y quedé a la deriva. En medio de todo este torbellino, Irena viaja a Venezuela y visita Alto, el restaurante de mi amigo y colega, Carlos García. Ella le comenta que está buscando a un cocinero que la ayude a abrir su nuevo local y Carlos me recomienda. Así, por fortuna, Irena y yo nos conocimos. Luego de tres meses de conversaciones y discusiones de concepto para el restaurante, se construye Alma Cocina Latina. Actualmente somos un equipo de más de 20 personas llevando a cabo un sueño en común”.

¿Cuál es la propuesta del restaurante? “Las raíces venezolanas, pero somos permeables sobre todo con la gastronomía suramericana, incluyendo técnicas y productos de toda la región”. ¿Cuáles son los platos más populares? “Los ravioles de Chucho, la lengua de bisonte con salsa de dulce de leche, el crudo de pescado, el casabe con guasacaca y mantequilla de caraotas negras, la arepa de parrillada de pulpo y las yucas fritas”. 252 SPANISH

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Ser reconocido como Mejor Nuevo Chef por la revista Baltimore Magazine es un mérito indiscutible, ¿cómo le hace sentir este galardón? ¿qué metas se plantea para seguir a la vanguardia? “Es un motivo para seguir trabajando duro, con amor y pasión para colocar en alto el nombre de Venezuela y nuestra cultura; además de ser reconocidos por nuestra rica tradición culinaria. Estar a la vanguardia es satisfactoriamente agotador. Mi día a día tiene que ser mejor al anterior y mi plan es repetir esta idea hasta el día que muera”. Si tuviera la oportunidad de cocinar junto a otro chef, quién sería y por qué. “Me encantaría cocinar con Francis Mallmann, un maestro de la cocina sureña que alberga un compendio de sabiduría en el manejo del fuego, y me gustaría aprender de él”. ¿Cuál es la filosofía creativa en la cocina de Alma? “Ante todo tenemos mucha integridad y respeto por la cultura gastronómica venezolana; entonces, teniendo esto como patrón, nos dedicamos a hacer


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una selección de platos tradicionales, pobres, olvidados, poco conocidos, populares o mestizos, para aplicar la fórmula que en mi opinión es divertidamente sabrosa para crear: Concepto-Receta-Investigación-IntuiciónTécnica-Improvisación-Resultado”.

¿Cómo considera que está posicionada la gastronomía venezolana en el mundo? “Hoy en día, bien sea por la desagradable o por la bendición de la diáspora venezolana, se está empezando a conocer mucho más en otras fronteras, sobre todo con la arepa como punta de lanza. También hay que destacar el trabajo que han hecho otros chef venezolanos en la difusión de nuestra gastronomía como Edgar Leal, Carlos García, Helena Ibarra, Sumito Estévez, María Fernanda Di Giacobbe, entre otros. Aún hay muchísimo camino por recorrer en cuanto a exposición y conocimiento de nuestra gastronomía se trata, pero creo que hay un camino y es bueno”. ¿Cuál es la lección más importante que ha aprendido hasta ahora como chef?

¿Algún secreto básico para preparar asado negro? “Marinar la carne con al menos 24 horas de antelación”.

“Solo el tiempo y la paciencia son tus mejores amigos”.

En Latinoamérica se está alzando una nueva generación de cocineros con proyecciones internacionales, ¿qué mensaje le daría? “Sigan creyendo en sus raíces latinas, que solo redescubriéndonos a nosotros mismos encontraremos la esencia de nuestro sazón para esparcirlo y popularizarlo en el resto del mundo”. A su juicio: ¿qué tendencia gastronómica se impondrá este año? “Sin titubear diría que la cocina centro y suramericana. Estas propuestas están ganando muchísimo terreno en el campo gastronómico y se están volviendo una moda”. Por último, ¿algún proyecto que desee compartir con SPANISH INFLUENTIAL? “En abril abriré un nuevo concepto de cocina casual latina en la ciudad de Washington. La propuesta principal será pollo asado a las brasas con un whisky bar”. l MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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Un libro de cocina que recomendaría “Viva la arepa de Miguel Felipe Dorta Vargas” Un recuerdo culinario que le recuerde su infancia “Las paletas con mezcla cruda de torta de mi abuela”. Un ingrediente favorito “Un solo ingrediente es demasiado difícil de nombrar. Necesitaría, al menos, una lista con 20 productos. Con un solo ingrediente no se cocina rico”. Una frase que lo motive “Hazlo con amor, hazlo con pasión. Sin importar lo largo o duro del camino, el resultado final es la felicidad”.

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CONCHA Y TORO

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suramericano HACE 134 AÑOS, EN LAS FALDAS DE LA CORDILLERA DE LOS ANDES, INICIÓ LA HISTORIA DE UNO DE LOS VIÑEDOS MÁS PRESTIGIOSOS DE LA VITIVINICULTURA CHILENA. HOY, SUS ESPACIOS SON UN CENTRO DE ENTRETENIMIENTO Y ESTUDIO PARA LOS AMANTES DEL VINO DE TODO EL MUNDO kPOR DAVID E. VENEGAS Q. FOTOGRAFÍAS CORTESÍA CONCHA Y TORO WWW.CONCHAYTORO.COM

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Spanish ecir Concha y Toro es hablar de Chile en todo su esplendor. En la localidad de Pirque, justo en corazón del Valle del Maipo, se encuentran las refinadas bodegas y viñedos de la principal productora y exportadora de vinos en Latinoamérica. La compañía fue fundada en 1883 por Don Melchor Concha y Toro, un visionario que encontró en la región de Burdeos, Francia, la inspiración y las cepas para plantar su propia viña con el asesoramiento de maestros enólogos franceses.

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Actualmente, Concha y Toro organiza tours donde develan los secretos de su historia y las anécdotas que rodean sus amplias y fructíferas 23 hectáreas. La experiencia incluye visitar la casona familiar donde Don Melchor vivió con su esposa Doña Emiliana Subercaseaux. La estructura es una oda al estilo arquitectónico italiano con la personalidad de la colonia chilena. Durante el paseo, se puede apreciar una apacible laguna y un coro de árboles provenientes de diversos lugares del mundo con más de 100 años de antigüedad.

Un demonio en casa Quizá una de las leyendas más enigmáticas del vino sea la que esconde la bodega privada de Don Melchor, conocida como el Casillero del Diablo. En este bodegón se guardaban los vinos de más alta calidad, pero poco a poco la colección fue mermando debido a ladronzuelos que se deslizaban por los respiraderos subterráneos. Para acabar con estos hurtos, Don Melchor soltó el rumor entre sus trabajadores de que el mismísimo diablo vigilaba la bodega. Más nunca faltó una botella. Y así, una leyenda se convirtió en una marca.

La distinguida casona cuenta con 4 mil metros cuadrados y 22 habitaciones Hay dos tipos de tours: el Tradicional y el Marques de Casa Concha. Las visitas están abiertas todo el año y están guiadas en español, inglés y portugués Concha y Toro tiene 5 filiales: Viña Cono Sur, Quinta de Maipo, Trivento Bodegas y Viñedos (Argentina), Fetzer Vineyards (California) y Viña Almaviva

la oportunidad de observar y conocer las especificaciones de las 26 cepas de uvas viníferas que produce Chile. Es toda una experiencia sensorial: disfrutar los distintivos aromas, palpar las hojas y apreciar las tonalidades de las uvas. Un momento único para descubrir las variedades de vinos, sus procedencias y cualidades.

¡A catar! Lo mejor del paseo está reservado para el final: el Winebar. Aquí los sentidos despliegan su máximo potencial gracias al experimentado grupo de sommeliers que explican detalladamente cómo catar correctamente una copa de vino en tres fases: el aspecto, el aroma y el sabor. También se aprende sobre los maridajes ideales. La calidad vitivinícola y enológica de Concha y Toro es de referencia mundial. Entre sus numerosas premiaciones, ha sido reconocida como la mejor empresa de vinos y licores por la revista inglesa The Drinks Business gracias a sus iniciativas de sustentabilidad y responsabilidad social corporativa en el Centro de Investigación e Innovación (CII). Sin duda, la experiencia Concha y Toro es la ocasión perfecta para descubrir el legado de una empresa familiar, que con vanguardia y potencial, producen vinos inolvidables que enorgullecen los lazos entre la naturaleza y el hombre. La próxima vez que descorches un Concha y Toro degustarás el espíritu de una historia sinigual. l

Desde aquel tiempo, la despensa –que está cuatro metros bajo tierra– no ha cambiado su apariencia; fue construida con una mezcla de cal, arena y claras de huevos, una típica técnica de construcción durante los siglos XVIII y XIX en Chile. El suelo es de maicillo y la temperatura natural varía entre 14 y 16 grados.

Orígenes a primera mano El Jardín de Variedades es una de las secciones más pintorescas y llamativas del recorrido. Los visitantes tienen

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Los sabores y expresiones más exquisitos de Concha y Toro destacan en estas tres presentaciones:

DON MELCHOR 2010

Proveniente del viñedo de Puente Alto, Don Melchor 2010 es un ensamblaje de 90 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 7,1 % Cabernet Franc, 1,9 % Merlot y 1 % Petit Verdot. Su color es intenso, con notas de grafito y fruta negra; su final es largo. Es el perfecto acompañante de carnes rojas, especialmente el cordero. También armoniza con quesos de vaca o de cabra. Enrique Tirado es el enólogo que ha posicionado el rigor y la fineza de Don Melchor.

MARQUES DE CASA CONCHA CHARDONNAY

Enrique Tirado y Marcelo Papa, enólogos

Proveniente del Viñedo Quebrada Seca en el Valle del Limarí. Su color amarillo claro revela los gustos vibrantes de peras blancas con notas minerales y de avellanas tostadas. Ha sido guardado 11 meses en barricas de roble francés. La cosecha 2015 recibió 94 puntos en Descorchados 2017. Desde 1999, Marcelo Papa es el enólogo responsable de esta reconocida línea.

CASILLERO DEL DIABLO CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Originario del Valle Central. En 2005, fue reconocida por Decanter como la mejor cepa del mundo. De rubí intenso y aromas marcados por las cerezas, grosellas y ciruelas pasas. Su sabor realza los taninos elegantes para un largo final. Es perfecto para degustar carnes rojas, platos picantes y quesos como el Gruyere o azul. Marcelo Papa comanda la marca desde hace casi 20 años. El equipo enológico se completa con Marcio Ramírez.

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UNA JOVEN Y TALENTOSA DISEÑADORA COLOMBIANA QUE TRIUNFA EN EL MUNDO Y DIJO PRESENTE EN LA SEMANA DE LA MODA EN MILÁN, EL PASADO MES DE FEBRERO, DONDE LANZÓ SU COLECCIÓN OTOÑO/INVIERNO 2017.

aura Aparicio realizó sus estudios en Fashion Design en el Instituto Marangoni de Milán donde paralelamente tuvo la oportunidad de trabajar en la producción y gestión del backstage de importantes pasarelas durante las semanas de la moda. Además, formó parte del equipo creativo de la reconocida casa de modas italiana Aquilano Rimondi.

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Aparicio explora la moda como un recorrido visual, transmitiendo su sentido personal de la elegancia y la sofisticación con el toque único de contrastes y cortes limpios en piezas atemporales. Su estilo resalta la individualidad, la personalidad y la esencia femenina, apostándole a un nuevo código de siluetas prácticas y cómodas que parten como inspiración del guardarropa masculino, re-interpretándose y se adaptándose a una mujer determinada y muy contemporánea. Mediante un diálogo entre el pasado y el presente, la mezcla de referencias artísticas e históricas, el mundo de la arquitectura y al arte, esta colombiana rompe paradigmas. Experimenta con el color, las geometrías, las texturas y las transparencias, creando dinamismo a

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su línea y nos lleva a descubrir una colección con una nueva estética. Con esta colección, Laura Aparicio presenta a una mujer que lleva un estilo descomplicado, cómodo y contemporáneo. La fluidez en las sedas, en los crepés y los terciopelos. La rigidez y la firmeza en materiales como la doble lana y la alcantara. Claros y oscuros juegan un papel fundamental de contrastes con la naturalidad de los cueros en cortes asimétricos. Colores vibrantes como el fucsia y el azul metalizado estimulan un lenguaje construido por elementos dispares y detalles aleatorios que producen un inequívoco balance de geometrías al estilo Piet Mondrian. Sus principales musas de inspiración: La aviadora Amelia Earhart y la bailarina Pina Bausch, ambas con un estilo vanguardista y pioneras en sus respectivos campos. Para esta temporada, presenta una colección donde la pureza, lo esencial, la sobreposición de prendas y el juego de combinar texturas y formas, se llevan de una manera más fresca y moderna pero que no pierden la solidez y la firmeza que transmite la diseñadora en todas sus prendas. l


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Laura Aparicio presenta a una mujer que lleva un estilo descomplicado, cómodo y contemporáneo

WWW.LAURAAPARICIO.COM Instagram @lauraaparicio_official Facebook LAURAAPARICIO/MILANO FOTOGRAFÍA CHIARA PREDEBON WWW.CHIARAPREDEBON.COM DIRECCIÓN DE ARTE / ESTILO GIULIA BERNARDI PEINADOS / MAQUILLAJE SERENA CONGIU SERENACONGIU-MUA.TUMBLR.COM MODELO ASIA ZEBRACKA Instagram @asia.zebracka

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sensualidad QUE CAUTIVA ATRÁS QUEDARON LOS DÍAS DE LA MUJER DEDICADA EXCLUSIVAMENTE AL HOGAR. HOY SE MUESTRA EN TODO SU ESPLENDOR, SIN MIEDO A EXPRESARSE Y CON GANAS DE CONQUISTAR ESPACIOS QUE ANTES LE ERAN NEGADOS.

MES DE LA MUJER

EN EL SPANISH INFLUENTIAL LE RINDE TRIBUTO A LAS MUJERES, A SUS ENIGMAS, A SUS ILUSIONES Y A SU CONFIANZA.

kPOR ARGENIS GUDIÑO FOTOGRAFÍAS FERNANDO SADA @Fernando.sada MODELO DORELY PÉREZ @deedollfacee LOCACIÓN RUTLEDGE HAMBURGER STAND, Brownsville, Texas.1126 E. Washington St. FAMILIA PÉREZ GÁMEZ glorygamez62@gmail.com

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Yo he visto a una mujer nacer del agua con el vientre cargado de promesas, con el mundo retozando a sus espaldas. He visto a sus ojos que imaginan un fruto cayendo de su cuerpo rodando por veredas y caminos creciendo con raíces arraigadas en su pecho. Yo sentí en la piel la sonrisa y el presagio, la dulce lágrima en la expresión del universo, la esperanza de unas alas que se gestan aprendiendo a volar entre sus sueños. Yo he visto a una mujer iluminando al mundo con su vientre único faro que la guía único asidero a su presente... Extraña es de ser tierra la alegría y de un satélite amando su creciente. Yo he visto a una mujer nacer del agua con el mundo ensanchándole el ombligo, como dulce granada que madura, preparando su carne al sacrificio. Aída Elena Párraga

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DEL EDITOR

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DOLCE & GABBANA POUR HOMME

Es un clásico dedicado a la elegancia y al estilo del hombre italiano, una combinación de notas olfativas que retratan al latin lover mediterráneo, ícono universal de atractivo sexual y ternura irresistible.

$ 41 presentación 125 ml www.amazon.com

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ESFERÓGRAFO EDICIÓN LIMITADA JULIO VERNE MONTBLANC Sondea el fascinante mundo del escritor de Viaje al centro de la tierra. El depósito, de laca azul brillante con engastados platinados, está rodeado por un grabado guilloché formado por ondas regulares. La firma de Julio Verne decora el capuchón del artículo de escritura.

$ 1,250 www.amazon.com

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ZAPATOS KENNETH COLE Calzado de cuero con doble hebilla color coñac. Una pieza clásica a la hora de vestir.

$ 158 www.Kennethcole.com

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CHALECO TOMMY HILFIGER De color azul marino y diseños cuadrados en la superficie. Posee cuello “V”, tres bolsillos y botonadura al frente; tiene una cinta ajustable en la parte posterior.

$ 90 www.Tommyhilfiger.com Fotografía: tommyhilfiger.com

GAFAS QBIC FENDI Su diseño es cuadrado, con un tono pastel a contraste. La zona frontal de la montura es de piel color arena. Los cristales y las varillas finas de metal son de azul claro. Nadie podrá resistirse a tenerlas. Hechas en Italia.

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VELVET LOVE D&G

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Un perfume que hipnotiza. Es rico y estructurado, con un toque retro.

FABBIOLA PALUMBO JR. FASHION EDITOR

$ 395 presentación 50 ml www.amazon.com

Los costos de los accesorios están sujetos a cambios a consideración de la e-shop.

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NINE WEST YOYLYN Imposible no empoderarte con este calzado que aporta glamour y color a tu outfit.

$ 119 www.ninewest.com

CHALECO METÁLICO CALVIN KLEIN ¿Quieres robar las miradas? Con este divino chaleco en colores metálicos lo conseguirás.

$ 78 www.amazon.com

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GAFAS IRIDIA FENDI Lentes de sol tipo ojos de gato, con parte delantera de optyl rosa claro que enmarca la parte superior de los cristales; triángulos metálicos de color oro rosa y varillas de metal con peculiar forma angular y puntas rosas que están absolutamente a la moda. Hechos en Italia.

$ 394 www.Fendi.com

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ROLLERBALL EDICIÓN LIMITADA PRINCESA GRACE DE MÓNACO MONTBLANC Esta colección rinde tributo a una mujer extraordinaria y a su elegancia natural. La forma de escote femenino y la resina preciosa color marfil, lucen majestuosas con un suntuoso topacio rosa engastado en el clip. Los anillos del capuchón y el depósito tienen un delicado grabado en rombos que evoca el escudo de armas del Principado de Mónaco.

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[ HExperience ] kPOR HARRY LEVY @HarryLevyA

¿Jeans rotos con zapatos de patente? E

l jean ha sufrido muchas transformaciones desde su creación en 1871. Una de ellas y que aún sigue vigente, es la gran variedad de lavados, decoloraciones y perforaciones que dan esa sensación de estar ¨gastado¨. Cualquier madre con dos dedos de frente los botaría para luego insistir en comprar un par nuevo. La mía fue una de ellas. ¿Cómo vas a salir con esos pantalones rotos? Y yo respondía: ¡No mamá, no los botes, por favor, se usan así! Las madres pensaban que los pantalones en ese estado eran un asunto de mala educación. Resulta que hoy en día la ropa rota es mucho más costosa y exclusiva que la ropa en buen estado. Si conserváramos unos jeans patentados en 1873, lucirían exactamente así: rotos, deteriorados, suaves y muy trendys. A pesar de ese look, la mixtura de las hilachas con una buena camisa blanca o negra y un blazer… ¡son una bomba! Solo agregando el cinturón y los zapatos, lentes de sol y un perfume, estoy listo para la guerra cotidiana.

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No sé si está bien o mal, pero yo lo he hecho y me gusta el resultado Hoy, lamentablemente, poblamos un mundo sin respeto, sin tolerancia y sin reglas. Hablar de normas para vestir me suena un tanto absurdo. Sin embargo, gracias a la observación de algunas costumbres que me han hecho ruido en los ojos, me atrevería a ventilar algunas recomendaciones a nivel muy personal.

Talla adecuada Siempre que pueda, insistiré en este punto. Para mí, el acto de usar ropa apretada es igual de grave que usarla demasiado holgada. En los últimos años la silueta se ha presentado más compacta, la mayoría de las marcas ofrecen cortes más ajustados al cuerpo sin llegar a ser molestos, pero de ahí a las camisas, pantalones o trajes que lucen prensados al cuerpo, es otra historia.

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La ropa no debe incomodar, el movimiento natural de toda la anatomía debe prevalecer a pesar de estar vestido de gala. Esa sería una buena norma a la hora de comprar ropa: si molesta, aprieta, estrangula o incomoda, no es para ti o necesitas una talla más. Quizá dos.

Sin medias La tendencia de usar calzados sin medias continua, sobretodo en primavera y verano. Ofrece un look fresco, informal, casual y divertido con cierta rebeldía. Particularmente me inclino por las no-show socks, que dan la sensación de no tener medias sin sofocar ni maltratar al pie por el contacto directo con el cuero u otro material que componga el zapato en cuestión. Incluso los trajes formales y de gala han tomado la licencia de calzarse sin medias, siempre y cuando uses zapatillas con un corte más bajo, especialmente para mostrar un poco del pie. Nuevamente, el senti-


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do común es vital y todo depende de quién se lo ponga y cómo se lo ponga, esto de los mocasines sin medias con trajes de etiqueta no es para todo el mundo.

La ropa interior va por dentro Obvio, por eso se llama interior. No entiendo cuál es el encanto de mostrar boxers o briefs que se asoman ¨por error¨ a través de la pretina del pantalón. Todos sabemos que parte de la fama de Calvin Klein se deriva de sus campañas de ropa íntima, pero de allí a exhibir diariamente una pauta publicitaria en cada caminata, es un exceso, además de innecesario. Yo soy una criatura de invierno, pero quienes viven por estaciones dicen que la primavera es la mejor época del año. Ciertamente, esta temporada permite vestir fresco y casual, pero no desaliñado. Muchos abandonan los neutros para dar paso a los estampados y colores más vivos. Estar bronceado siempre queda bien, un look saludable va con todo. El vestir es una magnífica forma de expresión, úsala a tu favor sin complacer a otros y disfruta cada forma en la que te presentas al mundo. Como en todo juego, a veces se gana y otras se pierde, pero lo importante es arriesgarse sanamente y divertirse en el proceso. l MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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ACTUALMENTE, MUCHAS EMPRESAS EN EL ÁREA DE RECURSOS HUMANOS, UTILIZAN LAS REDES SOCIALES COMO FILTROS PARA LOS NUEVOS INGRESOS DE TALENTO HUMANO. ¿CÓMO NOS AFECTA NUESTRA PROPIA EXPOSICIÓN EN INTERNET?

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del currículum y solo mostraba datos específicos de nuestra formación académica y profesional. Ahora, se ha vuelto común que las redes sociales operen como puentes de contacto entre solicitantes y empresas. A continuación, te damos algunas sugerencias que te pueden ayudar para solicitar un empleo con el apoyo de las redes sociales:

1Las redes sociales no funcionan solamente para

fomentar las relaciones personales. Estas pueden ser una herramienta de trabajo de gran utilidad si se utilizan de manera correcta.

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kPOR JULIO ROMANO www.studiorm7.com.mx ay casos de personas que han sido despedidas por hacer comentarios negativos referentes a la marca donde trabajan. Sin embargo, debido al auge de las redes sociales, muchas compañías usan estas plataformas para monitorear a sus empleados e, incluso, para investigar a los nuevos aspirantes. ¿Hasta qué punto una empresa puede invadir la privacidad de otros?

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Consultamos a Andrea Morales, Licenciada en Psicología, que ha tenido una importante trayectoria en el departamento de RR.HH., y nos detalla cómo debemos manejar nuestros perfiles digitales sin dejar de expresar nuestra personalidad, ni empañar nuestra figura profesional. Morales explica: Antes, cuando solicitábamos un empleo, debíamos hacer un currículum vitae muy detallado: desde las referencias personales hasta las profesionales, con una copia de cada reconocimiento. El resultado era un CV sumamente extenso. Luego se actualizaron los datos

Analiza el contenido que publicas en tus redes. Trata de no difundir información que pueda perjudicarte y configura las opciones de privacidad. Las empresas cuentan con formas para comprobar si la persona que está solicitando el empleo es apta para el puesto, y si encuentran información que genere desconfianza, declinarán la solicitud.

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Coloca una foto profesional en tu perfil. Cuida la iluminación, la vestimenta y el fondo de la imagen. Añade tu nombre y apellido; evita los sobrenombres o alias.

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El currículum impreso está quedando en el pasado. Muchas personas están utilizando plataformas diferentes para llamar la atención: videos donde demuestren sus habilidades y conocimientos, o presentaciones dinámicas en Prezi o Power Point.

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Evita los comentarios negativos relacionados con anteriores experiencias laborales. No entres en debates que coloquen en riesgo tu proceso de selección.

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AVENTADOR S COUPÉ

LA SUPERACIÓN DE

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PARA LA FIRMA ITALIANA, CONDUCIR NO ES UNA TAREA DIARIA, ES UN ESTILO DE VIDA. PARA LOS EXPERTOS DE LA EXCLUSIVIDAD Y LOS MOTORES, HAN CREADO UN ICONO QUE REDEFINE LA ESENCIA DE MANEJAR AUTOS: EL EGO

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Spanish ank Sinatra dijo una vez: “Usted conduce un Ferrari cuando quiere ser alguien, usted conduce un Lamborghini cuando ya es alguien”. Ante tan afirmación, no es raro pensar que los fanáticos de Lamborghini sean exageradamente minuciosos a la hora de conocer las características de los nuevos modelos de la marca. La heroica “S” está reservada para los clásicos más valorados, como el Miura, Islero, Countach y Urraco, pero la escudería del toro resume todas estas supermáquinas del asfalto en el nuevo Aventador S Coupé, un ingenio que promete conducir con el mayor nivel de sofisticación y lujo.

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El corazón del Aventador S Coupé es el histórico motor V12 de 740 CV con un torque de 70,3 kgm a 550 rpm. Su maniobrabilidad se optimiza gracias al sistema de dirección para las cuatro ruedas, una herramienta sin precedentes y, además, deslumbra con la nueva modalidad de conducción: Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva (LDVA), un medio capaz de gestionar cada uno de los ejes dinámicos del auto. El esqueleto de este superdeportivo está configurado con la nueva plataforma S-trim. El cliente puede elegir materiales superiores como el Carbon Skin y la vanguardia se funde en el panel de instrumentos con pantalla TFT de cristal líquido con gráficos alucinantes. Por otro lado, su aspecto físico exalta las virtudes aerodinámicas de la familia Lamborghini: un provocativo diseño hexagonal, agresivas aletas de tiburón en la zona delantera y nuevas tomas de aire laterales para reducir las turbulencias y equilibrar el enfriamiento. Esta máquina alardea con una caja de siete velocidades automática ISR y un solo embrague que le proporciona el destacable beneficio de acelerar de 0 a 100 km/h en 2,9 segundos; de 0 a 200 km/h en 8,8 segundos y de 0 a 300 km/h en 24,2 segundos. La velocidad máxima son 350 km/h. No hay dudas, Aventador S Coupé es una revelación del mundo automotriz. Sus casi cinco metros de longitud están listos para recorrer las carreteras del mundo en cuatro ruedas comprometidas con la filosofía Lamborghini: firmeza y superioridad. l

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Aventador S Coupé posee una nueva generación de neumáticos Pirelli P Zero, creados exclusivamente para este modelo,los amortiguadores son magnetorreológicos con sistema pushrod, que actúan según las condiciones de la autopista

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Huawei Watch 2

Con su apariencia absolutamente deportiva, este reloj alardea con su propia conexión celular (gracias a sus tarjetas nano-SIM) y GPS integrado. Sus correas son de silicona y el núcleo mide constantemente las pulsaciones del usuario. Además, su batería de 420 mAh alarga la funcionalidad del dispositivo, asegurando tres días de autonomía. Funciona con Android Wear 2.0. www.consumer.huawei.com

Tostador de pan inteligente

Funciona por medio de señal Bluetooth y es controlado por una app que ofrece ajustes personalizados para tostar una rebanada de pan con las preferencias del consumidor. Cuenta con dos ranuras con ajuste de temperatura digital de acuerdo al tipo de pan. www.press.griffintechnology.com

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Batería portatil Survivor Power Bank

Resistente a impactos y a la intemperie (polvo y agua). Esta potente batería con 10.050 mAh de capacidad de carga, está diseñada para realizar cinco recargas completas para el iPhone 6 o recargar completamente un iPad Air 2. www.griffintechnology.com


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Sony Bravia A1 Tiene una pantalla con tecnología OLED y

Lentes VR BOX 2.0 Experimenta la realidad virtual a través

Samsung Galaxy A3 Opera con Android 6.0.1 y cuenta con

Está orientado al público millennial. Trabaja con un CPU Cortex A53 de cuatro núcleos para alcanzar una velocidad de 2.1 GHz. Tiene 4 GB de memoria RAM, expandible a 32 GB o 64 GB. www.amazon.com

de un lente esférico ajustable, un diseño anti-polvo y correas en forma de “T”. www.amazon.in/Lenovo

puede grabar en resolución 4K. Es compatible con contenidos en formato HDR (HDR10 y Dolby Vision) y con sistema de sonido Acoustic Surface. Se entrelaza con Google Home y Android TV. Disponible en dos tamaños: 55,65 pulgadas y 77 pulgadas. www.sony.com

una capa de personalización del sistema operativo, en este caso, Touchwiz. Tiene un procesador Cortex A53 de ocho núcleos que genera una velocidad de 1.8 GHz. Cuenta con 2 GB de memoria RAM y 16 GB de memoria interna. La memoria de almacenamiento se puede ampliar vía microSD. www.ebay.es MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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PREPARARSE PARA LA VEJEZ DEPENDE MUCHO DE NUESTRA ACTITUD INTERNA. HOY EN DÍA ENVEJECER NO ES SINÓNIMO DE PASIVIDAD Y DEPENDENCIA, MÁS BIEN SE HA TORNADO EN UNA ETAPA MÁS ACTIVA Y SALUDABLE PARA POTENCIAR LA AUTONOMÍA, SOCIABILIZAR Y OPTIMIZAR LA CALIDAD DE VIDA

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l envejecimiento es un proceso donde intervienen factores genéticos y ambientales, y cada persona lo manifiesta de maneras diferentes. Sin embargo, las funciones fisiológicas comienzan a disminuir, los dolores articulares aumentan y se reduce la masa muscular. Todos estos cambios se producen naturalmente, pero en ocasiones sucede de forma traumática. Actualmente, algunos países han diseñado programas de prevención y atención para las personas de la tercera edad. Estos proyectos promueven una dieta balanceada, actividades deportivas, charlas culturales y paseos recreativos.

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Técnica física de purificación, limpieza y preparación para la práctica de meditación. Incluye ejercicios de elongación, fortalecimiento muscular y relajación.

RAJA YOGA Conocido como el “yoga mental” o de interiorización. Demanda mucho estudio psicológico y espiritual a través de un sistema concreto: los ocho escalones del ashtanga yoga de Patanjali.

BHAKTI YOGA

Yoga para la tercera edad El yoga se ha convertido en una disciplina adoptada por los adultos mayores. Esta experiencia milenaria alivia el estrés y fortalece el bienestar físico, emocional y mental. En occidente, el yoga se relaciona inmediatamente al hatha yoga (yoga físico) basándose en la práctica de asanas (posturas) de meditación y técnicas de pranayama. Estos hábitos están orientados al cuidado del cuerpo y los resultados se obtienen sin mucho esfuerzo. Pero existen interesantes especialidades de esta tradición india que despiertan el interés filosófico de miles de personas.

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Walter Hillerns Larrañaga tiene 69 años, además de realizar yoga 2 veces por semana, también hace MTB (bicicleta en cerro), musculación y natación.

Esta técnica aborda el aspecto más espiritual del yoga. Se trata de la adoración emocional y el valor de la familia y amigos. Mediante el camino de la entrega, los mantras, los cantos devocionales y la recitación de textos sagrados, se logra purificar las emociones.

KARMA YOGA Es el yoga de la acción y los servicios desinteresados internos y externos. Según el maestro espiritual Swami Sivananda, los componentes que determinan que una acción califique como karma yoga son: Actitud correcta Motivación

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Cumplir con los deberes Hacer lo mejor que podamos Renunciar a los resultados Servir al prójimo Ser disciplinado

GNANA YOGA Corresponde al yoga del conocimiento, de la sabiduría a través de la auto-observación y la conciencia; abarca el estudio y la reflexión de la mente. El intelecto es el instrumento fundamental en la cual se basa esta práctica. El practicante consigue la interiorización necesaria para lograr una correcta diferenciación entre lo irreal y lo real.

Dimensión equilibrada Realizar yoga y complementarla con cualquier otra rutina de ejercicios, ofrece notables beneficios. El cuerpo, a medida que se ejercita, se activa, se fortalece y se colma de vitalidad. En la vejez, ejecutar tareas sencillas, desde subir y bajar escaleras hasta caminatas cortas, ayudará a mantener la elasticidad en los músculos, los huesos y los tendones. Antes de hacer yoga, es necesario asesorarse con un experto que sirva como guía en esta disciplina. Sus beneficios contemplan:

“El ser humano es el responsable de lo que pasa con su propio cuerpo. Nosotros somos los que permitimos que se fortalezca, se enferme o envejezca. El yoga como filosofía y hábito de vida nos enseña que la plenitud de la tercera edad, no solo hay que propiciarlos con aspectos curativos, sino de manera especial los aspectos preventivos; queda por descontado que todo lo que pueda hacerse en este sentido es positivo y la milenaria ciencia del yoga juega un papel muy destacado” - Indra Devi, conocida como la primera dama del yoga en América.

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Evitar el sedentarismo Fortalecer los músculos y proteger las articulaciones Mejorar el retorno venoso Equilibrar el sistema nervioso Prevenir trastornos de la vejez (insomnio, falta de apetito, dolores musculares) Controlar los cambios psicológicos como, por ejemplo, los estados depresivos La tercera edad es una etapa a donde todos llegaremos. Hay que recibirla de la mejor manera posible y disfrutar cada momento. Busca motivaciones, ejecuta proyectos a corto plazo y libera las preocupaciones. Ocupa el tiempo libre y encuentra el lado positivo de las cosas. l MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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UNA NUEVA FORMA DE VIVIR EL BÉISBOL DESDE HACE MUCHO TIEMPO, EN TODA LA CUENCA DEL CARIBE SE HABLA DE NUESTRA PARTICULAR

FORMA DE VER EL BÉISBOL, DE NUESTRA ESPECIAL MANERA DE VIVIR LA PELOTA CALIENTE COMO UNA FIESTA QUE MEZCLA EL DEPORTE, LA MÚSICA Y EL BAILE, PORQUE EN EL CARIBE TODO ES UNA RUMBA Y EL BÉISBOL NO PODÍA SER DIFERENTE 290 SPANISH

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ero cuando el Clásico Mundial de Béisbol nació en el 2006, nos trajo otras formas de jugar y ver a la pelota que nos dieron lecciones tremendas, que fueron coronadas con los dos campeonatos de Japón en las primeras dos ediciones.

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Cantos diferentes, mucha comida asiática en cada lugar del estadio y trompetas y más trompetas, nos demostraron en cada tribuna una inmensa diferencia. Además, se hacía patente en el terreno de juego con toques de bola, conexiones por detrás de los corredores, bateos y corrido. Lo que llamamos “pelota pequeña” se agrandaba en cada partido y nos hacía creer en un béisbol diferente… en la pelota asiática, campeona del primer campeonato serio de béisbol por selecciones nacionales desde los años 40 del siglo XX. El mito de nuestro béisbol caribeño omnipotente que solo podía ser contendido por el poder tecnológico e industrial de los Estados Unidos, inventor del béisbol, estaba muriendo. Muchos salieron a dar explicaciones: “La época del año no nos sirve, los peloteros no están al 100 %, mientras que en Japón están en plena temporada” o “A los asiáticos no les da tan duro en la estructura de sus equipos las prohibiciones de las grandes ligas”. Habían demasiadas excusas y muy poca comprensión de lo cerca que está la pelota japonesa, e incluso la coreana, de nuestra imbatible forma de jugar a la pelota mientras nos divertimos. Teníamos que ser invencibles porque los Estados Unidos nunca ha tenido un interés real en presentar lo mejor de su pelota en estos clásicos. Todo era un desastre, Japón y Corea se habían embolsillado dos campeonatos, un subcampeonato y un cuarto lugar en los dos primeros clásicos, hasta que apareció República Dominicana. Los quisqueyanos apelaron a lo más profundo y antiguo: a la esencia de nuestra pelota; jugaron, se divirtieron y consiguieron el primer campeonato para esta parte del mundo en la tercera edición. Por otro lado, los boricuas, con menos aspavientes pero con la misma gracia, se llevaron el subcampeonato de la mano de Edwin Rodríguez.

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PERIODISTA DEPORTIVO Twitter / Instagram / Facebook: @Beisbologo

Las cosas habían cambiado, ya no eran las trompetas, sino el merengue y la salsa los que resonaron en el mundo del béisbol.

El cuarto Clásico Ahora estamos de cara a la cuarta edición de este campeonato que reúne a 16 países en cuatro grupos que jugarán en Corea, Japón, Estados Unidos y México, y que ya dejó en el camino a otros 12 equipos que cayeron en las rondas de clasificación, en las que accedieron al Clásico, México, Colombia, Israel y Australia. Aún Estados Unidos está quedando a deber en su convocatoria, pero Venezuela, Canadá, México, Puerto Rico y Dominicana se han tomado muy en serio esta competencia y han logrado el sí de la mayor parte de lo mejor de su talento de ligas mayores, por lo que prevemos una contienda durísima. Dos equipos tienen características especiales. Cuba por sus características políticas no presenta lo mejor de lo nacido en su suelo, ya que consideran a los “desertores” como no cubanos, por ello extrañaremos a Céspedes, Puig, Morales y Chapman. Aun así, la mayor de las Antillas siempre ha sido de la contienda con un entendimiento superior a otros de lo que es “la pelota de torneos cortos”. El otro es Colombia, un país que ha hecho esfuerzos extraordinarios para desarrollar su béisbol de la mano de los hermanos Rentería y los hermanos Cabrera, quienes necesitan de todo el apoyo que se les pueda dar. Esa es la idea del Clásico: ¡Expandir el béisbol mundialmente! O eso es lo que nos dicen sus organizadores. Colombia se presenta con un equipo lleno de venezolanos que tienen algún tipo de afiliación familiar con el vecino país y que podría llevarlos a ser más competitivos, cosa que hay que aplaudir de pie. MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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Gocheok Sky Dome 6-9 de marzo, 2017 Es la casa de los Héroes de Nexen del KBO

Tokyo Dome 7-11 de marzo, 2017 Es la casa de los Gigantes de Yomiuri en la Liga Nipona de Béisbol Superficie: césped artificial

Marlins Park 9-13 de marzo, 2017 Casa de los Marlins de Miami. Superficie: césped natural

Estadio de Béisbol Charros de Jalisco 9-13 de marzo, 2017 Casa de los Charros de Jalisco de la Liga Mexicana del Pacífico (liga invernal) Superficie: césped natural

Capacidad: 18.000

Capacidad: 37.442

Capacidad: 46.000

MLB estima que unas 2 . 200 personas tendrán sus ojos puestos en el Clásico Mundial

Capacidad: 15.000 espectadores aproximadamente

Colombia debuta en la fase de grupos del clásico, luego de dos intentos fallidos en ediciones anteriores


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muchas trabas lo aceptaron y se formó una fiesta de tal magnitud que poco les importó a los boricuas ser vencidos por los venezolanos. La fiesta continuó un par de horas en el estacionamiento.

Mi experiencia He tenido la oportunidad de cubrir parte de los tres Clásicos que se han llevado a cabo y debo decir que siempre ha sido en territorio norteamericano, por lo que tengo una visión sesgada por la televisión de lo que ha sucedido en otras partes, pero he podido estar muy cerca de las selecciones que han jugado en los lugares que he cubierto, incluso hemos compartido hoteles. El primer Clásico lo cubrí en Orlando. Un despropósito total de los organizadores colocar a dos equipos como Dominicana y Venezuela a jugar por primera vez con todos los “caballos” en un estadio para seis mil personas en Disney. El espectáculo fue soberbio, pero nos pudimos dar cuenta de la poca fe que tenían las Grandes Ligas en el “Béisbol por banderas”. Nunca entendieron los hilos que podía mover el hecho de poner una bandera nacional en el pecho de un pelotero en la fanaticada. La cantidad de gente que se quedó fuera de ciertos partidos fue enorme y el disgusto de los peloteros por los problemas organizativos llego a grados superlativos.

El tercero fue la fiesta dominicana. Qué manera de divertirse en el terreno. Los quisqueyanos cambiaron los partidos de exhibición por partidos más entretenidos. Este fue el primer clásico en el que la organización generó un evento diferente y le dio la oportunidad de crecer en su propia dirección. Ha sido el mejor de todos.

Y ahora en marzo Todo arrancará el 6 de marzo.. La pelota rodará en Corea para el Israel-Corea que abre las acciones del que será el Clásico de la consagración. Se espera que este evento esté a la altura de un mundial de fútbol o baloncesto. Por sus propias características, este nunca será un acontecimiento similar a los anteriormente. La IBAF no tiene el poder de la FIFA, ni estamos en 1930. La globalización, el amor por las disciplinas de contacto y la televisión, le han robado espacios a un deporte que nació para ser familiar y vivido en el parque. Aun así este será el Clásico de los Clásicos con la mayor audiencia de la historia, así que amigos, a disfrutar del evento en marzo, el verdadero inicio de la primavera. l

El segundo Clásico lo viví en el Hard Rock Stadium, o como sea que se haya llamado en aquella época, es difícil recordar el nombre del estadio de los Dolphins en diferentes espacios de tiempo. Allí pude apreciar lo mejor del Clásico. Los organizadores quedaron maravillados de ver un encuentro Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela, que pudo haber roto todos los records de ruido en la historia de los parques en Estados Unidos. Fue complicado que entendieran que el público quería entrar al parque con tambores, redoblantes, trompetas y trombones para armar sus propias orquestas en las graderías, pero tras poner MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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Bolso deportivo Nike

Está elaborado con un resistente poliéster 600D. Tiene un gran compartimiento principal, bolsillo y cierre con cremallera, y correas ajustables y desmontables. $ 21.12 www.sportsdirect.com

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Con diseño ergonómico y una superficie fija y antideslizante. $ 19.13 www.keller-sports.com

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Camelbak

Botella de plástico (0,75 litros) ideal para acompañarte en tus travesías y mantenerte hidratado. $ 13,53 www.keller-sports.com

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Bicicleta Granite Peak Tiene suspensión delantera para montaña, permitiendo una mejor maniobrabilidad en todo tipo de terreno. Cambiadores de torsión de 18 velocidades. $ 79.97 www.walmart.com


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Bola de ejercicio

Ideal para fortalecer la musculatura, mejorar el equilibrio y potenciar la agilidad. Con este utensilio se trabajan los abdominales, muslos, brazos, hombros y la espalda. Está elaborada con materiales eco-friendly, así que es seguro para usted y para el medio ambiente. $ 14.97 - $ 26.97 www.amazon.com

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Proteína Everlast

Contiene DigeZyme, un complejo de enzimas multidigestivas que contiene alfa-amilasa, proteasa neutra, lactasa, lipasa y celulasa. Estos grupos de enzimas son resistentes a la acción de los jugos gástricos, manteniendo la actividad digestiva. $ 25.36 www.sportsdirect.com

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Camiseta de entrenamiento Techfit Posee tecnología climalite para absorber el sudor y asegurar la correcta ventilación del cuerpo. La camiseta tiene corte en “U” y su sistema Racerback ofrece máxima libertad de movimiento. $ 16.91 www.keller-sports.com

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Reloj Suunto Core

Elegante y clásico con un montón de funciones y herramientas útiles: altímetro, barómetro, brújula e información meteorológica. Este reloj ofrece las características esenciales para las aventuras al aire libre. $ 190 www.sportsdirect.com

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MÉDICO SEXÓLOGO www.solterosdrsira.com

ola Dr. Sira, me gustaría que me recomendara algunos juegos sexuales ya que a mi parecer, son un excelente estimulante. Xiomara, 25 años, Caracas.

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Con los juegos sexuales podemos descubrir sensaciones antes no experimentadas durante el sexo convencional, además de generar mayor confianza en la relación de pareja. En el caso de las mujeres, logramos que ellas se exciten de una manera divertida o desafiante, para que obtengan la lubricación y la dilatación de la vagina. Y en el caso de los hombres, les permite alcanzar una erección de su pene con gran rigidez. Con algunos de estos juegos que mencionaré a continuación podemos mejorar nuestro juego de besos y caricias o sencillamente hacerlo de otra forma, lo cual causaría una buena fase de excitación.

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uno de los juegos sexuales que la mayoría de las personas han realizado alguna vez en su vida consiste en utilizar comida y colocarla en las zonas erógenas de la pareja o en sus genitales. En este juego podemos utilizar helado, fresas con crema, arequipe, yogurt, vino y frutas. Para este juego ambos cuerpos serán los recipientes de estos alimentos en los cuales la otra persona o tu misma comerán. Pueden comenzar con un desnudo progresivo y al mismo tiempo van intercambiando frutas y vino o fresas con crema, y una vez desnudos pueden cambiar esos alimentos. Ofrécele pequeñas cantidades con tu boca. Utiliza sobre todo sus principales zonas erógenas para colocar esos alimentos como el cuello, la nuca y los hombros, la espalda, los pechos, el estómago, los glúteos, la ingle, el perineo y la parte interior de los muslos. Por último, para darle el toque final, espárcele yogurt o crema sobre los genitales y lámelo como nunca lo habías hecho antes. MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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juego sexual un miembro de la pareja adopta el papel de dominante y el otro miembro adopta el papel de sumiso. Este juego se da porque para algunas personas es excitante ser las dueñas del poder durante el coito, mientras que para otras es excitante que la otra persona tome el control. En este juego debes mostrarte inflexible, creando un ambiente de poder y dejando claro que eres la persona que manda y que tu pareja está indefensa y bajo tus caprichos. Podrías comenzar con algunas de las siguientes premisas básicas del juego de dominio/ sumisión: Tápale los ojos y átale las manos con una cuerda suave, una vez a tu merced, provoca a tu pareja aumentando su excitación. Desátala y ordénale algo. Si lo hace mal, la castigarás (escoge algo excitante). Si lo hace bien, será recompensada con algo que disfrute mucho como por ejemplo sexo oral, sexo anal, masturbación o alguna posición sexual.

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Juego de roles: este juego se puede hacer

escenificando algún rol de la preferencia de ambos, por ejemplo, el de las profesiones, que para algunas personas suele provocar muchísima excitación según su preferencia. Los roles que pueden jugar y escenificar pueden ser: policía-ladrón, profesor-alumna, abogadocliente, médico-enfermera, o cualquiera de tu preferencia.

4Juego de dados: El juego sexual con un par

de dados le dará un cambio a su rutina sexual porque ambos miembros deben ejecutar las secuencias que salgan en cada tiro de dados. Pueden usar dados especiales o crear los suyos, todo lo que necesitan es un dado con las distintas partes del cuerpo en cada lado y otro dado con diferentes actos a realizar en cada lado.

Luego, simplemente van lanzando los dados y realizando los actos indicados. Incluso pueden jugarlo con posiciones sexuales, para darle un cambio a esa posición rutinaria que casi siempre suelen utilizar. ¿Cómo hacer sus propios dados? Para empezar deberán jugar con dos dados, el dado numero 1 será numerado con todas las órdenes y el dado numero 2 será numerado con las partes del cuerpo.

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Dado numero 1: en las órdenes deberán colocar todo lo que se les ocurra en cuanto a acciones como morder en el 1, besar en el 2, lamer en el 3, pellizcar en el 4, tocar en el 5, etc. En pocas palabras, todo lo que se les ocurra y quieran. Dado numero 2: aquí deberán colocar las partes del cuerpo como: boca en el 1, piernas en el 2, muslo en el 3, ingle en el 4, nalgas en el 5, pene / vagina en el 6, u otras partes que para ustedes sean potencialmente excitables. Una vez que tienen los dados en la mano, pueden matizar el juego con una botella de vino. Se comienza el juego tirando los dos dados por turnos, uno primero cumplirá las órdenes y luego hará lo mismo el otro. No hay tiempo preestablecido y el ganador es el primero que llegue al orgasmo. Para los más tecnológicos, existen aplicaciones para celulares Android, iPhone y para tablets que se pueden bajar gratuitamente desde Internet como: Dados de Amor y Erotic Dice.

Mis indicaciones sexológicas para este tipo de juego sexual: Puede ser muy divertido dejar el siguiente movimiento en las manos del destino o del azar, porque en este juego se deja de lado el control y se hace lo que salga en los dados, es recomendado como un juego inicial para esas parejas o personas reacias a salir del sexo convencional y la rutina. l Bájalo de Internet: https://play.google.com/ store/apps/details?id=com.meriamonstudios. dadoseroticosdos&hl=es_419 http://www.taringa.net/posts/hazlo-tumismo/16158374/Dados-eroticos.html Para que el Dr. Miguel Sira responda tus preguntas a través de esta columna, contáctalo por: | www.facebook.com/miguelsirav | www.twitter.com/drmiguelsira | miguelsirav@hotmail.com


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odos somos energía y nos encontramos compartiendo e interconectados con una gran cantidad de seres vivientes bajo diferentes formas, organismos y campos de información en un planeta activo que se mantiene en equilibrio gracias a nuestra Madre Tierra.

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En la mitología griega era conocida como Gea, la diosa madre que dio origen a la existencia. Los romanos la tomaron como Terra Mater, mejor conocida como Gaia, considerada como una fuerza divina portadora de la semilla de la vida y de la muerte.

¿Cómo establecer una comunicación con la naturaleza? Cuando visites una playa, escucha el murmullo de las olas cuando besan la orilla, admira el vuelo de las aves, siente la arena y respira el aire del mar. Cuando estés en una montaña, observa la inmensidad de las cumbres, camina descalzo, abraza a un árbol y verás que todos pertenecemos al mismo hogar. El planeta Tierra, como vientre materno, protege y alimenta a quienes vivimos en su interior. Es el centro y es la morada que permite nuestra existencia. Actualmente, prestamos atención a la Madre Tierra cuando se manifiesta de forma violenta a través de un desastre natural. Ella nos brinda infinidad de bienes para optimizar nuestra calidad de vida, pero también puede castigarnos. El hombre es la principal causa de contaminación y abusos de recursos naturales. Si no colaboramos con la Madre Tierra, ella buscará la manera de reestablecer el equilibrio con el resto de su creación. Cuidemos nuestro mundo y estemos alerta a sus mensajes y demostraciones… porque luego podría ser muy tarde. l

Pachamama es como se le conoce en los pueblos andinos. Ella representa la biodiversidad del mundo. Muchos le rinden culto y conversan con ella para requerir su apoyo, para disculparse por algún daño contra la naturaleza o para agradecerle la divinidad con la que provee al hombre: cobijo, abundancia y fertilidad. Para los aborígenes americanos del norte, la naturaleza es su guía y maestra; el vínculo que los une con la tierra. Basta con observarla para descubrir su belleza, misterio y encanto. A través de sus transformaciones, como la variación de las estaciones, nos enseña sobre la vida y los cambios que ocurren tanto en el interior de cada uno de nosotros como en el exterior. La Tierra, como madre, nos trasmite la sabiduría del Universo. Observar y entender las señales que nos envía, es como estar en contacto con un ser superior. MARZO / ABRIL 2017 SPANISH

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Mia is a student at the University of Texas at Austin, double majoring in Advertising and Theatre. Having grown up in an artistic family, she has devoted much of her life to the arts, striving for finesse in violin, dance, film, and theatre. Ultimately, she aspires to become a valuable advocate for diverse representation in the arts and media.

Priscilla is a pole vaulter for the UTA track and field team where, during offseason, they make her complete crazy workouts. She loves staying fit and when she is off in the summer and enjoys going on runs in the cool mornings. She is the oldest of four children and is currently studying biology at the University of Texas at Arlington with the goal of one day earning her Ph.D. in plant genetics.

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| Austin, Texas Veronica is a Beauty Consultant and certified Makeup Artist who hails from the Fashion District of Dallas, Tx. With a passion for fashion and all things beauty, she aims to service her clientele with the latest and greatest product trends and techniques on the market today. A graduate of the CMC Makeup School, she specializes in Editorial and Special Events Makeup Artistry. Her brand knowledge and expertise keep her on the cutting edge of the Beauty Industry. With her warm personality and intuition, she brings joy and beauty to every client she meets.

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ifferent locations require different precautions. What you may have at home might not be allowed on school grounds, or might be impractical to carry around all day. Some things may be repetitive, but here are some things you should always try to have with you depending on your scenario.

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schools tend to have the basics available and protocols in case of emergencies. However, some things not always provided which you can keep in your backpack legally are water, snacks, cash, a swiss army knife (check with your school’s regulations.) rechargeable/ portable phone charger, and feminine products for the ladies.

At Your House: Often, if you

need something, chances are you can find it at home. However, do you know where your family keeps these items? First aid kit for cuts or burns, fire extinguisher and fire escape ladder if in a two story home, a bat or other form of self-defense in case of burglar, Tool kit and duct tape, stash of non-perishable foods, bottled water, a radio, and flashlights. Knowing where all of these things are located can help keep you and your family safe and protected in case of emergencies in your home whether accident related, weather related such as a tornado and power outage, or unfortunate events such as a burglar, or fire.

nowhere, or if you see, or get into an accident, this may be your only means of contacting someone for help, especially if there is not a lot of traffic in the area. Always, always, always have a car specific emergency kit. These can be purchased at fairly reasonable prices. Find one that includes jumper cables, a tire gauge, a lighter, flares, a flashlight (which can be kept in the glove box for easy access), etc. as well as a first aid kit. These can be found together, or can be purchased separately. You should always keep some food and water in your car. Granola bar and water bottles should be enough to hold you over until help arrives. It is also important to keep a blanket or jacket accessible. If your car breaks down and it starts to get cold you don’t want to be stranded without a way to stay warm. It might seem silly, but you should also carry an old fashion map in case your phone dies or you lose GPS signal. Finally, be sure to stash some cash in your car, out of sight, that you have set aside ONLY for emergencies (not your daily Sonic or McDonalds run). l

In Your Car: Among all the driving requirements (such as driver’s license, registration, and insurance), one of the most important things you should always have with you while driving according to ABC News is your cell phone and portable/car charger. If your car breaks down on your way to school, or on a trip in the middle of MARCH / APRIL 2017 TEEN

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Whether you’re a fitness junkie, busy parent or sleepdeprived student, peanut butter is an ingredient fit for all of life’s moments.

Add peanut butter to a sauce or salad dressing for an extra zip of flavor and protein. Find more creative ways to enjoy peanut butter with these winning recipes from Southern Peanut Growers’ annual PB My Way recipe contest, and find more recipes at peanutbutterlovers.com.

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ith a healthy boost of protein and energy, it is perfect as an onthe-go snack, fuel for a workout, a reliable family meal or a decadent dessert. There’s no shortage of delicious ways to pack peanut butter into diverse dishes throughout the day: Add peanut butter to your favorite fruit smoothie for a nutty new flavor. Encourage children to experiment with the essential spread and go beyond PB and J by replacing fruit for the jelly or stirring peanut butter or peanut butter powder into their yogurt. A simple peanut butter and honey sandwich makes a great on-the-go snack you can throw in your gym bag or tuck away in a drawer at work.

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Recipe courtesy of Linda D., Coconut Creek, Florida Serves: 36 Cupcakes: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 ripe bananas 1/2 cup light sour cream 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 tablespoons canola oil 3/4 cups sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1 large egg white, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Peanut Butter Filling: 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter Bacon Topping: 4 slices bacon 1/2 cup brown sugar Frosting: 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar Instructions: Heat oven to 350 F. Line cupcake tins with paper liners and lightly spray with cooking spray. To make batter: In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine and set aside. In small bowl, mash bananas and add sour cream. Mix well and set aside. Using electric hand mixer, beat butter, oil and sugar until incorporated,


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about 3-5 minutes. Add eggs, egg white and vanilla. Mix until combined. Slowly add half the dry ingredients and mix until almost incorporated. Add sour cream and banana mixture and gently fold into batter. Add rest of dry ingredients until combined. Spoon batter into lined cupcake pans. Bake 18-20 minutes and let cool.

After cooling about 30-45 minutes, use paring knife to cut small circle in middle of top of cupcakes and remove plug, creating a well about halfway down cupcake. Add peanut butter to piping bag and fill each hole. Set aside. In medium bowl, dredge both sides of bacon slices in brown sugar. Place on foil-lined baking sheet; bake 10 minutes. Flip and bake another 6-8

minutes. Remove bacon from oven and place on plate to cool. Once cool, chop bacon and set aside. To make frosting: In large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Add confectioner’s sugar and mix until well-combined. Add frosting to piping bag. Pipe a dollop of frosting onto each cupcake and sprinkle with candied bacon pieces. (Family Features) l

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It’s the food you don’t know how to spell, or how to say. The food, when you see it, you don’t quite know what to call it. “Some sort of rice? A grain? I dunno, but it starts with a “Q”.

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uinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is making a rise in popularity, earning a reputation of being a “hipster” food. But, even though it seems to be new to the spotlight, it was actually a staple of the Incan diet as long as four thousand years ago. Since then, it has remained a staple of diets in South America. So what’s the big deal? Why does everything think quinoa is so great? In short, this gluten-free superfood is abundant in a plethora of necessary nutrients including fiber, magnesium and iron. Also, it contains all nine essential amino acids, which makes it a complete protein. That can’t be said about the majority of plant foods. You may be

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tempted to guess that it is a whole grain, but it technically isn’t. Quinoa, believe it or not, is a seed, but it’s still generally counted as a whole grain food. That’s always a plus, right? So how do you eat it? Well, that’s a big question, and there is an extensive list of answers. For instance, it can be tossed with other vegetables, sprinkled over a salad, or even wrapped into sushi or tacos. Of course, the very first step is to cook your quinoa. The process of cooking quinoa is very similar to that of cooking rice. Bring one cup of dry quinoa and two cups of water to a boil. Then cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium until the quinoa is soft. This usually takes 15 to 20 minutes. If all of the water is not absorbed, that’s okay, just drain out the excess water. Remove the pot from heat and let it sit with the lid still on for another five minutes. That last step is important because it lets the quinoa dry off a bit, so that it does not stick together. Now that you’ve cooked your quinoa, here are some ideas to get you started:

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Vegetable Quinoa Bowl: stir fry your selection of vegetables (try squash, bell peppers, onions, carrots, etc.) and stir it into a bowl of quinoa. Enjoy this hot, or stick it in the fridge for a refreshing meal for later. This is a nice substitution for fried rice.

Salad Mix: sprinkle a fair share of quinoa over spinach leaves. Toss in olives, tomatoes, dried cranberries, nuts - anything you like to put in salads. Then douse it with your favorite dressing.

Quinoa Sushi: mix sushi vinegar into room-temperature quinoa and rice. Place a sheet of nori seaweed on a bamboo sushi roller mat. Spread a thin layer of the quinoa and rice mix across the entire seaweed sheet. Then, in the middle (going with in the direction of the bamboo) place the inside ingredients of your sushi. This can be whatever you want cucumber, carrots, tuna, avocado, etc. Then carefully roll it up. If you have not done this before, it might be helpful to watch videos online before you try your hand at it. Don’t fret, it’s easier than it looks, and when you’re done, you’ll have a tasty snack. Now you know just about everything you need to know to hop on the quinoa train. Now jump into the kitchen and try out variations on this versatile superfood. l

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HAS BEAUTY AND BRAINS RUNNING THROUGH HER VEINS Amber Bernstein is a model and entrepreneur. She was attracted to the modeling business at a very early age, with agents approaching her at eight years old. Not content just working in front of the camera, Amber started her own online boutique aimed at teen fashion and accessories, AmberBernsteincouture.com.

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mber is not a novice to the entertainment business. Her dad was the late producer Jay Bernstein, who was responsible for discovering some of the biggest icons in the entertainment business, such as Pamela Anderson, Farrah Fawcett, Drew Barrymore, and Heather Locklear. Amber’s mother is a famed actress, model, and entrepreneur in her own right. It’s not at all surprising Amber has beauty and brains running through her veins. Amber finished high school early at the age of 16. Her passions include volunteering for cancer organization The Maria Gruber Foundation, working with animal charities, spending time in nature, hiking, and hanging out at the beach. We caught up recently with her to chat about her life as a model, the importance of goals, and ways to spend spare time in impactful ways. In the near future, catch Amber on a cover of Maxim and on TV this coming holiday season in the sequel to Beverly Hills Christmas. Teen InFluential: Tell us about yourself. Amber Bernstein: I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I’ve lived here all my life. Currently, I’m in college studying business and I model. Teen: What inspired you to open a boutique? Amber: I’m a model, so fashion is part of my life. My followers always comment about my choice of clothing I wear, and I’m told I have great fashion sense. With that in mind, I started my very own online boutique. The clothes on the site are selected personally by me. Once you arrive to $500 worth of merchandise, you get your very own online fashion boutique. It’s a way for teens to make extra cash, while

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posting their fashion picks on social media. The more followers on social media, the better, as it’ll grow your customers. Teen: When you’re selecting pieces for your boutique, do you look for clothing matching your personal taste, or do you look for clothing you think other girls might like? Amber: I select clothing based on current trends, as well as keeping my followers in mind. Teen: How would you describe the style of your boutique? Amber: Classy, chic, sexy, stylish. Teen: What differentiates your boutique and your model work from others? Amber: What sets me apart is I started early in my teens and my passion for this business. I love the modeling and fashion industries. Teen: You curate a boutique and are a model yourself. Why is it important to be well-rounded in all areas of your expertise? Amber: It’s important to stay focused on a goal and have an excellent mentor. My

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EXCLUSIVE FEATURE parents always were great roles models as business mentors. Being versed at many different things contributes to having broad impact. Possessing an expert skill can set one apart from peers. Remember, there’ll always be someone smarter and stronger, so striving to be the best puts you miles ahead. Teen: What has been one of your most memorable moments modeling? How does being a model impact your everyday life? Amber: My most memorable is my recent Maxim cover shoot. I enjoyed working with the photographer and the location. It was shot in the middle of the desert, so we had to drive through the sand, which in itself is really cool. In terms of the impact on my everyday life, it’s important to stay in shape, not only for your health, but for my physical and mental well-being. As a model I have to be able to look good in anything, so regular health and physical routines are very important. Teen: Can you tell us a little about the movie you’re filming? What’s your role? Amber: I’m filming the sequel to Beverly Hills Christmas. My role is the part of Lia. She’s the complete opposite of who I am. She’s a spoiled Beverly Hills brat. It wasn’t easy playing her character because I don’t have a mean bone in my body. It’s a family movie which will air on TV throughout the holiday season December 2017. Teen: What are the advantages and disadvantages of being an entrepreneur who is so young? Amber: The advantages are the benefits I reap, such as doing what I love and gaining financial independence. The disadvantages? It can get stressful.

Sometimes I would prefer to hang out with my friends than work. Teen: What influence does fashion have on society these days? Amber: Fashion can have a strong influence on a person’s confidence and self-esteem. It’s a way to express personality and style. It helps them fit in or stand out from the crowd. Teen: What do you do in your spare time? Amber: I enjoy going to the beach, hanging out with my friends, family, and my dog. Teen: What is the importance of volunteering to you? Amber: I volunteer at my mother’s nonprofit The Maria Gruber Foundation. It was founded in honor of my late grandmother, who passed away from cancer. Also, I enjoy volunteering at animal shelters. I love animals and, in fact, I adopted my dog from a shelter. Volunteering is important to me because I get to help people and animals who need my support. Teen: What should people look for in an organization when planning to volunteer? Amber: I believe you should volunteer for an organization you’re passionate about. Make sure they’re reputable. There are a lot of scams out there, so you’ll want to make sure you’re signing up to spend your time and money on a responsible and quality program. Teen: What are your plans for the future, and what steps are you taking to achieve those? Amber: I’ve been making plans to become a Victoria’s Secret model. I believe I’m taking the right steps by focusing on my modeling career. l

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Sephora.com Fresh is in this season and this peel-off mask, with activated black charcoal will visibly purify your pores for a fresher, clearer complexion. It’s great for all skin types and is rich in anti-aging vitamins and antioxidants.

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neimanmarcus.com Infused with light-reflecting shimmer, this finishing powder will give your skin a luminous glow. Just apply on the high points of your face where the light naturally touches to enhance your skins natural glow.

ESSIE Nail Color “Mint Candy Apple” $9.00

Macys.com This bestselling nail color is perfect for spring and has a creamy and fast drying formula.

Marc Jacobs Dream Kiss $80.00

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Macys.com This Titanium-Plated hair iron is ultra-thin which makes it lightweight and great to work with. It allows for wider sections to be straightened while leaving your hair ultra-smooth.

BOBBI BROWN Sparkle Eyeshadow “Ballet Pink” $35.00

Macys.com Sparkle through spring with Bobbi Brown’s fan favorite, 8 hour, crease-free shadow. It has just become a permanent part of the line and has wide color range to choose from to compliment any skin tone.

NARS Radiance Primer 36.00

Lordandtaylor.com Before your foundation application, be sure to prep your skin with a radiance primer. Containing SPF 35, this Nars primer will protect your skin while prolonging and enhancing the look of your makeup.

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Protect your hair from heat damage and keep your color from fading with Ouai hair oil. A little goes a long way and will help stop the frizz and seal split ends for a super smooth look!

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Handmade Tea Bags These handmade tea bags are destined to impress, especially if you have a stellar taste in tea. Gather a nice collection of loose tea leaves (find a store where these are available for purchase - sometimes you can buy them in bulk, where you measure out what you want and pay by weight) as well as coffee filters, string, and small slips of paper you will use as tags. To build a tea bag, cut about an inch off opposite sides of the coffee filter, so you have a sort of rectangle shape with two flat sides and two rounded sides. Drop a spoonful of tea leaves in the center, and then fold the filter over long-ways. Take the open end and fold the edges together. Do this a couple of times, rolling inward and folding as you go. Once that’s secure, fold it in half the other way, so the length is cut in half. If the tea bag is a bit long, which it probably will be, snip off a few centimeters from the ends. Then fold the ends into a triangle, lay end of a six inch piece of string across it, and staple everything together. Your tea bag is done, so now it’s time to staple the “tag” onto the other end of the string and write in the flavor of tea.

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Greeting Cards With ordinary printed greeting cards at the store costing upwards of $5 each, wouldn’t it be nice to buy a handmade card for the same price? No one will be able to resist your cute, one-of-a-kind greeting cards. Swing by a craft store to pick up cardstock and scrapbook paper. Don’t forget to choose an assortment of accessories, like ribbons and buttons! You’d be surprised by how stickers can really amp up the look of a card. Also try using metallic markers or calligraphy pens to give your handwriting an extra oomph. You can create and sell cards on an individual basis, or you can sell them in packs of several. You’ll get to come up with new designs as holidays come up throughout the year. It’s a great way to stay creative and make some extra dollars.

Painted Bottles What do you do with empty glass bottles? Turn them right into a classy, colorful decoration. These are self-explanatory, as all you have to do is paint the bottles however you’d like. You’ve got different options of paint types to use. Spray paint can create a cool ombre look. Or make some stripes by wrapping tape around the glass, painting over the tape with acrylic, and carefully removing the tape to reveal the untouched stripes. Maybe even paint it with chalkboard paint so people can doodle on them. There are so many options, and they all can be completely customizable to your customers.

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ut, what tends to happen to those ideas and desires? If you’re anything like the common teenager, many of those ideas simply turn into dreams and fantasies you think are impossible to reach. But, why let those incredible ideas or desires fade into whimsical, ungraspable fantasies? Get the gears cranking and make them reality. Don’t know where to start? Begin with the basics. Write your idea or goal down. Turn it into something tangible, something visual that will remind you about it Every. Single. Day. Got the idea written down?

Great. Now visualize yourself accomplishing the task. See yourself in the future presenting at a conference in front of an audience. Imagine the noise of the crowd as you swish a three point to win the championship basketball game. Think about what your commercial for your new product would look like on the TV screen in the homes of thousands. Feeling pumped yet? Once you have visualized your end goal and can’t wait to make it real, write down the process on how you plan to get there. Think step by step and write each one down. Keep in mind the most important actions that will need to take place. Highlight, bold, italicize, make the key actions stick out so you stay on track. Although in writing down the key pieces towards your end goal you should remain as realistic as possible, don’t be afraid to create a creative list too. Write down all of the possibilities, regardless of how impossible they might seem at the time. You never know what opportunities will present themselves to you when you least expect it.

Now that you have all of your ideas and plans written down, it’s time to start putting them into action. Do you have trouble remembering to actually stick with your plan? There are a few things that might help you. One option is to create deadlines. Write them in your calendar and set reminders on your phone. Leave a post-it note on your refrigerator, or a checklist on your bathroom mirror. If you are still having trouble finding the motivation and tend to just ignore all of your notes and reminders, find an accountability partner. Having an accountability partner is a super great way to stay motivated as you can’t just “ignore” your mother or best friend the way you can that post-it note of your fridge. Though don’t pick just anyone to hold you accountable. You want to pick someone who you trust, are friendly with, don’t want to let down, and - most importantly - won’t forget and will remind you to work towards your goal and will encourage you in your process. Ultimately, don’t give up on yourself. Don’t do yourself a disservice by not believing that you can accomplish anything that you set your mind to. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you get stuck. Sure, there are a few thorns in the garden, but majority of people, whether they know you or not, want you to succeed. Your success is often the beginning towards success for others who you have inspired or helped through your ideas that you didn’t give up on. l

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hen suddenly, your entire life can be turned upside down. A sibling passing away. A parent losing their job. A house catching on fire. Perhaps you’ve never experienced moments like these. That’s fine. To be honest, neither have I. My life has never suddenly been turned upside down. My life has been shaken though. It’s during this time reality kicks in. I realized I take stuff for granted. What type of things? Honestly, way too many. I have food on the table, money to

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go on vacations, nice clothes to wear, a warm bed to sleep in, the ability to vote, the ability to write an article and voice my opinions. I have friends and family. I have a laptop to write this article on. I’m currently earning my undergraduate degree, about to graduate. Gosh, when it is all written down, it becomes obvious I’m very blessed. It’s not pride. I’m not boasting. It’s just the way it is. There are many, many things for which I should be (and am) extremely grateful. But, there’s one thing you can’t buy no matter how hard you work. One thing you didn’t choose. It was given to you and it can be taken from you at any moment without warning. Your life. Your parents brought you into existence. You didn’t bring yourself to life. Now you are maintaining the life they brought into existence. But, so often we say, “This is my life.” But I wonder, is it really? Think about it. You have done nothing to warrant “bringing you to life”. But, in the same way, it is “Your Life.” You’re the one breathing and eating and experiencing life. Your emotions are your own, the choices you make (and the results), the thoughts you think. Those are yours.

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In a moment, that can be gone. At the end of this past summer, I received a phone call from my mom telling me that my aunt was found on the floor unconscious in her room with a brain hemorrhage. We never saw it coming and she never woke up. Now, recently, I received another phone call. This time my uncle, my late aunt’s husband, had a heart attack. He has moved on from this life. I remember standing in silence on the telephone. What do I say to that? I was filled with grief but more than anything, I was shocked. I stood there, stunned by the idea both of them had passed away. How can both of them be gone? They weren’t old. They were both under 60. No one expected either of them to die, but they both did. It is their sudden deaths that warrant this article. I didn’t write to seek your pity. I didn’t write this to be a downer. I wrote this to be a message to all those who are taking their life for granted. I tell you this now. Stop. Look around you. Life is fragile. Life is precious. Life is a gift. It was given to you and you don’t know when it will end. So make sure you use it wisely. Live life to the fullest. But, most of all, live your life well so when it does end, you lived a life worth living. l


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BRING HEALTHIER SMILES TO KIDS IN NEED

Did you know half of all children in this country enter kindergarten with tooth decay?

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much broader; children with untreated tooth decay often have more school absences, difficulty paying attention in school and lower self-esteem.

Good oral health is connected to good overall health. In fact, problems in the mouth can impact the rest of the body. If the tooth decay isn’t fixed - or prevented in the first place - the consequences are

The good news is that with proper management and intervention, early forms of tooth decay can actually be stopped and reversed. Oral care habits start at home. Children should: Brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; Floss once a day; Eat healthy meals; Visit the dentist once a year.

ooth decay is the number one chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S., affecting 42 percent of children aged 2 to 11 years old, according to the National Institutes of Health. In addition, nearly half of minority children and children receiving Medicaid benefits suffer from untreated tooth decay.

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PHILANTHROPY Clinic, has seen GKAS in action first hand. “The Give Kids A Smile program gives children critically necessary dental treatment they may otherwise may not be able to access,” Kinnard says. “It’s a wonderful demonstration of how access to dentistry helps reduce the oral health disparities that exist in underserved communities.” Kids who attend one of 1,300 annual GKAS programs receive free oral health services including education, screening, preventive services and/or treatment from GKAS volunteers. GKAS is the largest children’s oral health charitable program in the U.S., already providing 5.5 million children in need with services since the first national event in 2003. More than 500,000 volunteers, including almost 140,000 dentists, have volunteered their time and resources at thousands of sites nationwide to help children who may not otherwise have access to dental care.

Taking Action

Give Kids A Smile Day, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Davie, Fla., February 5, 2016.

Unfortunately, despite improvements in children’s access to dental care, many children continue to suffer. Leading the charge to address the gap in children’s oral health care is Give Kids A Smile (GKAS), a national grassroots movement of passionate volunteer dental professionals and dental industry employees who work tirelessly behind the scenes to address this problem. Dr. Timothy Kinnard, dental director at the Oklahoma City Indian

More needs to be done to teach families how to prevent childhood tooth decay. GKAS volunteers are working year-round to educate kids and families in their communities, and to provide free dental care to kids in need. Give Kids A Smile is part of the American Dental Association’s Action for Dental Health initiative, highlighting the need for improved access to dental care for kids. The ADA Foundation continues to support GKAS volunteers so they can focus on what they do best - caring for those in need. You can help. Find out more at ADAFoundation.org/GKAS. (BPT) l

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Flowers Felicia Reed Presents

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Hair Kenya Rynea Salon Makeup Glo by Glory

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POETRY CORNER kWRITTEN BY MIA DEDEAR

Remember these things.

Love can give you joy, but it isn’t the only thing that will. If you let yourself, you will find joy in an abundance of other things and people. Keep your spirits high. You don’t need a significant other in order to give yourself permission to be happy.

Remember these things.

It’s okay, other people feel this way, too. So just because you aren’t “with” someone doesn’t mean you’re not with someone. Many, many people are checking their watches, crossing days off calendars, nervously asking themselves, “Isn’t it about time that I found someone?”

Remember these things.

Keep clear eyes while you look. If you see something as what it is not, I promise you that the permanent complications won’t be worth the temporary fix. If there’s something you’re unsure of, don’t try hard to force feelings. They will come… as you might know all too well, they will come.

Remember these things.

While you wait for this, don’t wait for other things. While you have your heart all to yourself, use it to pursue your passion and serve others. There is so much you can get done for yourself that doesn’t require a joint effort. A relationship is not a part of your life right now, so these other things should be at the forefront. We want love, but that’s not all life is about.

Remember these things.

And, finally, be honest. Be honest with yourself, and let yourself know what you need. Be honest with your friends, because they can be your support and source of advice. And, be honest with anyone you find yourself potentially interested in. Because a strong relationship is built on truth. And, because you can think for yourself. And, because you - and they - deserve it.

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All the pieces together Held in a box Tight as a lock Everything next to the other There is a jostling A sudden shake What is at stake? What is this bothering? But, then it is okay. The pieces are still all here No need to shed your tear Things are still at bay It picks up again The seal is broke In a disturbance you soak Change is to begin Your world flips upside down You are falling You slam into something Flat against a cold ground You’re picked up Then thrown down Control is not your own A breakup Now you’re somewhere else New pieces by your side This time they lied Surrounded by something false

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e Piece kWRITTEN BY NICOLE GLENN,

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Again, you’re scooped off the surface Your world is falling apart Nothing is working in this work of art It feels like you’ve fallen into the abyss But, then you are set down gently. This time there’s a click It’s a perfect fit Happiness fills you finally But, it’s still not right. Even with a good thing by you It still feels incomplete too Still waiting for the light Slowly your world is falling into place You are still lifted up and moved around But, you have your pal who with you is bound. Moving steadily at life’s pace The choices made sing a song Good and bad Right and wrong Moving you to the place where you belong Life is a puzzle The pieces falling into place Falling can be painful, Sometimes you’re forced to wear a muzzle But, your journey will take you to the space. Where it is beautiful Don’t give up before you finish the race It may seem like your life is falling apart But, really it is falling into place.l

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