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BIG MOUNTAIN

Continues to Make a Big Impact!

WHERE’S MY FLYING CAR?

How to Rekindle the Romance in Your Marriage

Futuristic Concepts Drivers Want Most

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CONTRIBUTING INFLUENCERS

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Lara E. Fielding, PsyD., Ed.M.

Jose Luis Salon and Boutique

Lara E. Fielding, PsyD., Ed.M., is a psychologist who specializes in using mindfulness-based therapies to manage stress and strong emotions. She studied the psychophysiology of stress and emotions at the University of California, Los Angeles and Harvard, before getting her doctorate at Pepperdine University graduate school of education and psychology, where she is currently adjunct professor.

Jose Luis Salon and Boutique is an upscale, relaxing salon that’s been an Austin Tradition for over 30 years. The organization strives to make clients a priority and showcase their team’s talent in various ways within the beauty and fashion industries.

In her private practice in Beverly Hills, California, she specializes in treating young adults challenged by the stresses of transitioning roles and responsibilities resulting in difficulties with mood, motivation, and emotion regulation. Her values mission, and aim of her work, is to empower young adults through self-awareness, bridge the gap between research and people, and lowering barriers to availability of science-based mental health interventions. To learn more, visit mindful-mastery. com. Connect with Lara Fielding on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Recognized by NAHA as 2018 Top Five Finalist Team and Top Five Finalist Best Salon Design, Austin Business Journal, “Best Places to Work 2014”, “Austin A-List winner” 2014 Best Salon and voted one of the “Best Salons in the World 2014” by hey, hey! Gorgeous. In 2015 the salon’s success encouraged the expansion of a second salon on South Lamar and then a third in 2016 located on Rock Rose in the heart of Domain NORTHSIDE. All three Jose Luis Salons have been awarded Salon Today’s “Salons of Distinction” acknowledgments. You will often see the salon teams work in print, volunteer events, and on runways in Paris, London, New York, and Milan. Owner: Jose Buitron Artistic Director: Teresa Romero

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CONTENTS

IN FLUENCE BEAUTY

26 | The Neoteric Collection FASHION & STYLE

48 | Tips to Keep Clothes Looking Their Best in Winter 50 | Jacqueline Sacks Develops Proprietary

Sustainable Fabric, Launches Saint Haven FOOD & BEVERAGE

70 | Cold Brew Coffee: How to Enjoy This Top 2019 Food Trend at Home 72 | Wine and Wings? Getting Creative for the Big Game HEALTH & WELLNESS

76 | Make Better Brain Health Your Top

New Year’s Resolution for 2019 78 | 10 Doctor-Recommended New Year’s Resolutions 80 | Celebrating Survivorship: Heart Attack Survivors are Not Alone 82 | Combatting COLD and FLU Season 84 | Don’t Diet Solo: Study Reveals Ongoing Support Key to Weight Loss LIFESTYLE

88 | The Verdict Is In: These 5 Home Design Ideas

Will be Trending in 2019

90 | 5 Simple Ways to Bring More

Color to Your Home 92 | 5 Water-Saving New Year’s Resolutions 94 | How to Make Your Empty Nest an Empowering New Chapter 96 | How to Rekindle the Romance in Your Marriage TECHNOLOGY

100 | 5 Ways Technology Can Help You

Achieve New Year’s Resolutions 102 | Where’s My Flying Car? 5 Futuristic Concepts Drivers Want Most

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[ ] FASHION EDITORIAL

52 | ANNA BY ALEX NAZAROV

FEATURE 12 | HOW TO BECOME YOUR BEST SELF 44 | 4 STEPS TO CLICKING THE INTERNAL “REFRESH” BUTTON: HOW TO BE MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY PREPARED FOR THE NEW YEAR 64 | HAVE A HAPPY (HOMECOOKED) NEW YEAR! HOW TO PREPARE MORE HOMECOOKED MEALS IN 2019 106 | 5 WAYS TO GET FINANCIALLY FIT THIS NEW YEAR

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 16 | ASH COMPTON SHARES LOVELY NOTES IN VERY BEAUTIFUL BOTTLES 38 | JANDAE PERCEM IS TAKING RISKS AND THEY’RE DEFINITELY PAYING OFF 112 |BIG MOUNTAIN CONTINUES TO MAKE A BIG IMPACT!

IN NETWORK PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW

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IN SOCIETY 120 | Event Guide January 121 | Event Guide February


EDITORIAL CREDITS

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SALES & MARKETING Business Development William Jackson, MBA, GQ Insider, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree James Nelson

CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF / CHIEF CREATIVE DIRECTOR / CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER William Jackson, MBA, GQ Insider, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree Round Rock, Texas EDITORIAL TEAM Chief Business Officer William Jackson, MBA, GQ Insider, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree Editor-in-Chief William Jackson, MBA, GQ Insider, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree Chief Creative Director William Jackson, MBA, GQ Insider, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Health & Wellness Editor Ingrid Garner Technology Editor James Nelson WRITING TEAM Contributing Writer Lara E. Fielding, PsyD., Ed.M. Jose Luis Salon and Boutique Guest Contributing Writers William Jackson, MBA, GQ Insider, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree ART & PRODUCTION Chief Creative Director William Jackson, MBA, GQ Insider, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Creative Services What Taller Gráfico Argenis Gudino José Luis Venegas Quintero Web Design The MOD Studio

Contributing Photographers Fray Ardens Bobbi Douglas Olya Helga Alex Nazarov Elena Rojas Website Administration W. Jackson & Associates, LLC

Marketing & Public Relations W. Jackson & Associates, LLC For advertising inquiries for please email: ads@influential-magazine.com.

PHOTOGRAPHER ALEX NAZAROV MODEL ANNA LABUTINA TANN MANAGEMENT STYLIST TATYANA BOLDENKO MAKEUP KATERINA SILVER HAIR ANA BELYAEVA DRESS VIKTORIA IRBAIEVA RINGS AND EARRINGS YAKISCHIK HAT LIA GUREEVA

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Members of W. Jackson & Associates are BMI affiliates American Graphic Design Award Winning Magazine Recipient of the Lux Life 2018 Entertainment Awards for Best Lifestyle Magazine 2018 – Texas Recipient of the American Graphic Design Award Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Capital of Texas Awards Univision Communication Media Award Finalist

For public relations inquiries please email: pr@influential-magazine.com. For general information inquiries please email: info@influential-magazine.com. Our mailing address: InFluential Magazine, P.O. Box 1307, Round Rock, Texas 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 Founder & Chief Business Officer. All the rights of the artwork and photography belong to the Founder & Chief Business Officer.

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WELCOME TO ere’s to another 365-day opportunity for self-renewal. New health & wellness plan, new reasons to be dedicated to the art of living well, and perhaps a new career. We’ve always felt the same way about InFluential Magazine Family. If we don’t reinvent ourselves on a consistent basis, you’ll get bored, we’ll get bored, and soon thereafter we’ll lose appeal, which in the publishing world is the last thing you want to be.

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Starting with this edition, we’re taking a refined approach to our Exclusive Features. Having had the opportunity to get to know so many national influencers - we decided we were due for a few updates. Thus, we can’t wait to bring greater awareness to influencers, who from an international scale, are making positive differences. By doing so, we highlight emerging influencers and, not coincidentally, many of them are women, people of color, young entrepreneurs; in other words, those often less represented among the traditional sphere of influence. We’ll strive to take a similar approach to many of our topics we bring to you in each edition. It’s a testament to InFluential Magazine’s commitment to recognizing, valuing, and highlighting the cultural diversity that fills our wonderful world. We hope you’ll embrace the updates. Perhaps, as part of your New Year’s Resolutions, you’ll commit to read more and subscribe at www.influential-magazine.com to InFluential Magazine and our amazing sister publications Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential. We wish you the very best in 2019! May it be prosperous in so many thrilling ways.

William Jackson, MBA, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

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HOW TO BECOME

YOUR BEST SELF ASK YOURSELF … ARE YOU TRULY WHO YOU WANT TO BE? IS THIS THE LIFE YOU REALLY WANT? ARE YOU LIVING EACH DAY AS YOUR BEST SELF? WHAT CAN YOU CHANGE TODAY?

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ow would you answer those questions? Think about your daily life. Are you thriving, or going through the motions? Are your days full of work, relationships, and activities that are true to your authentic self or do you feel trapped on a treadmill of responsibility? If you dream of a better life, now is the time to turn your dream into reality. The tools you need to design a life that is fulfilling on the deepest levels are within your grasp. Written by Mike Bayer, known to the thousands of clients whose lives he has changed as Coach Mike, Best Self can show you how.

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Bayer has helped everyone from pop stars to business executives to people just like you discover the freedom to be their best selves. By asking them and leading them to ask themselves a series of important but tough questions, such as “What are your core values?,” “Do you go to bed each day more knowledgeable than when you woke up?” and “Am I neglecting some aspect of my physical health out of fear or denial?,” he helps them see what their Best Selves and Anti-Selves really look like. As a mental health specialist, a personal development coach and an all-around change agent, Bayer has seen the amazing ways in which lives can improve with honesty and clarity. He understands the daily struggles people face intimately, because he’s faced – and overcome – his own, and he knows that change is possible. By working through each of the Seven SPHERES of Life – Social, Personal, Health, Education, Relationships, Employment, and Spiritual Development – Best Self is an accessible and interactive book that distills all of Bayer’s wisdom into a compact, focused guide that can ignite your desire for change. The Seven SPHERES of Life:

Health If you’re unhealthy, it’s difficult to be your best self in other areas. The goal should be to act in your own best interests when it comes to your physical health in order to feel your best and be at your best.

Education Even if you didn’t enjoy school or believe you simply don’t like the process of taking in new information, you may still be thirsty for knowledge in areas that interest you on a deeper level. Find what quenches your unique interests and explore the best methods to learn in those areas.

Relationships From time to time, relationships can get out of balance. However, you can be proactive about doing your part to get them back to equilibrium by determining ways to control your authenticity and what you can do when those around you aren’t reflecting their own.

Employment Determine whether you’re acting as your best self at work just as you are at home. If you can’t be yourself at work, you may be wasting valuable time. Don’t lose yourself in a fear of trying to be something you aren’t while on the job.

Social Take a look at your social life in terms of your communication skills and dive into how you feel in your own skin when interacting with others.

Personal In attempting to be your personal best self, work to have an abundance of respect and compassion for yourself. Take care of yourself by nurturing an authentic, positive self-image to see benefits reach other spheres of your life.

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Spiritual Development The place within you from which goodness radiates can be described as your spiritual self. It’s where you form integrity, values and treatment of other people, so focus on aligning those traits with your vision of your best self. Learn more about how to become your best self and take a self-assessment quiz at coachmikebayer.com/ book. (Family Features) l


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ASH COMPTON SHARES LOVELY NOTES IN VERY BEAUTIFUL BOTTLES FRAY ARDENS IS A NICHE PERFUME LINE BASED IN MARFA, TEXAS. FRAY ARDENS IS THE WORK OF ASH COMPTON, AN ARTIST AND JUNGIAN ALCHEMIST WHO, IN 2012, AFTER FALLING IN LOVE WITH ITS FLORA, FAUNA, AND OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT, DECIDED TO CALL TEXAS HOME. COMPTON WORKS OUT OF AN OWL-HAUNTED CHURCH IN THE HIGH DESERT, AND DRAWS FROM ALCHEMY, HERBAL WISDOM, AND THE INEFFABLE THINGS THE NOSE KNOWS. FRAY ARDEN’S FRAGRANCES ARE CRAFTED FROM NATURAL MATERIALS THAT ARE BLENDED INTUITIVELY TO FORM SCENTS THAT EVOKE BOTH WISDOM AND PLAY. kWRITTEN AND CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM JACKSON, FOUNDER & CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER OF INFLUENTIAL MAGAZINE, SPANISH INFLUENTIAL, AND TEEN INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF FRAY ARDENS. JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2019

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he ethereal landscape of the West is the inspiration behind Fray Ardens. All the scentmemories and concepts are Marfa-derived and inspired by people’s daily routines and travels through the city. Although the scents were imagined in the dust and desert, they are meant for city and soil as well. People who choose to take the journey that is, Fray Ardens, are meant to feel grounded in the desert, which includes an opened energetic capacity and an altered sense of space and time. The brand believes exploration begets more exploration. They hope someone sprays a scent, goes on an unexpected walk and notices, meets, or sees something/someone with which they’d not typically interact. Fray is not just a brand, but a character as well. Through the brand, Ash can blend all her passions into, not only fragrance and botany but film, art direction, design, and visual art. Not to mention her love of music and sonic landscapes. The combination of all these elements creates a fragrance experience unlike any other. To my mind, developing a fragrance and sharing it with others must be extremely personal; while thrilling at the same time. It gave me great pleasure to converse with Ash Compton to learn how she embraces her creative spirit to create scents that evoke so many positive emotions. I hope sincerely you enjoy our conversation and come away enlightened, informed, and inspired! William Jackson: I’d like to know, who is Ash Compton? Ash Compton: A grounded polymath! A conceptualizer; someone who rarely sits still yet values reverie above all else. William: What makes you feel alive; happy? Ash: I incorporate dreamwork as my personal and artistic practice; it was part of my psychological training and education. This work infused into the perfume work itself, drawing / painting, taking walks, and wider travel collectively ground and excite me. William: What makes you feel fulfilled? Ash: What makes me fulfilled also makes me feel alive and happy. I don’t settle for ho-hum, so the two are well-integrated and one-in-the-same.

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William: Reflecting on my conversations with other perfumers, I’ve come to understand mentors play an integral role in developing a young perfumers’ knowledge and abilities. Would you please share insight into your development process? Ash:I’m self-taught. I’ve been forever a project-based learner, so what interests and moves me is where I pour all energy. That said, I respect and value the work and writings of Luca Turin, value so much what Fabrice Pernot has brought to the industry and am very inspired by the works and rituals of visual artists, predominantly women surrealists and abstract artists such as Lenora Carrington, Remedios Varos, and HIlma af Klint. Perfume is simply a medium, much like paint or music is. So, I pay very close attention to the ways in which I interact with this medium and what keeps me


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inspired and connected to the collective. The perfume industry can be sort of a boy’s club. I value who has come before, but I also need to tap into my own muse here and find inspiration to suit. Forever, alchemy is at the very base of my knowledge and interest in perfume. Therein, Carl Jung is my teacher.

integral to a small-batch business. In each case I’m interacting humanistically. Who is gathering these materials, who am I selling the product to, via whose shop or the post. A livelihood or human is always involved; so even in the frustrating or slow moments, I try to remember the human scale of it all.

William: How do you manage effectively the business aspect of what you do? Ash:At some point I hope to outsource some of this, growth will require it. Currently, one of my eight octopus arms takes care of it. I’m more right-brained than left, so it’s the aspect of the business that consumes more time than I’d like it to, yet that is the nature of numbers. In terms of sourcing and vendors and shipping, I also see those aspects as arms, very

William: With your brand Fray Ardens, what is fragrance about for you and how has your love of it evolved? Ash: My love of it began as art and alchemy in general. I’ve always been drawn to scent, and the sum is greater than its parts aspect. Much like color blending in painting or combining ingredients in cooking - mixing and adding certain elements or compounds can wildly and quickly change a working scent. It keeps me on my toes and the journey is very much steeped in reverie, like dreamwork is.

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I was a scent hound as a kid (mostly collected samples and bottles from varying stores, affixed certain moods or colors to each scent or derivative), and could tell I had a remarkably sensitive nose. Down the line, this first took shape somewhat-professionally, but more as a hobby when I was bee-keeping in Baltimore over a decade ago and would take-in the scent from the hive and then the honey, trying to (for fun) determine where the bees had gone to collect nectar and pollen. At the same time, I began playing with plants, grew an herbal medicine garden, and started mixing tinctures and bitters, etc. Similarly, but less nuanced — these formulas shift beautifully and rapidly depending on what is added. I began realizing, as I also started to distill essential oils around the time I moved to Marfa, that the plant and the scent was drawing more interest than the consumable medicinal element of it. William: What does the name Fray Ardens mean to you? Why was it selected as the name of your collection? Ash: Fray is like a witch who lives in the woods. The antidote to the desert. I grew up in the woods, so did not want to forget those roots while toiling in the high desert. Fray is clever and crone-like. The words also evoke alchemy as in ‘frayed’ and ‘ardent’ are both rooted in fire or breakdown, and in alchemy things must burn or break apart to then rejoin and fuse. William: Do you have a style or approach to creating fragrances? Ash: I combine my design and psychological training. I start with a concept or inspiration, and this truly can be anything from a word to a plant to a person to an archetype to a pattern on a table cloth — then I practice, over time, what I call reverie which can be a mix of Jungian or archetypal practices to create meaning behind the inspiration — this takes varying forms that include art, nature walks, writing, et al. I intuitively blend from that place, then the mathematical portion begins wherein the blends are recalculated, recorded, and tested; rinse and repeat. William: All creative projects have their challenges. What was the biggest challenge working on the Fray Ardens collection?

Ash: Selection. As a polymath, I can get excited about a scent before its ready, and / or want to release several others before one scent has gotten enough attention. William: Tell us about your favorite in the collection? Ash:This moves around. Right now, especially in this transitional seasonal time, Anima is my go-to. I believe it’s seeped into my skin enough to be a part of my cellular structure. In love! I find myself wearing a lot of wool and walking a lot outside, and this scent sings on the skin next to natural fabrics and some wintersweat. But Nouveau Ranch was my summer into fall scent — it’s melon and grass notes tinge toward late summer and yet I smelled it on a friend last week, and it felt equally perfect for this time of year. At a point in my life, I wore only one scent for eight years, but I am now much more of a ‘a person needs eight scents’ type of woman. In that, I allow myself to move around here, even within a day. Mythopoesis, Fray Arden’s signature line, is designed with this in mind. Each is a little bit of a trickster. You believe you have it pinned, and it shifts. They’re great for seasonal transitions because of this. Nouveau Ranch smells remarkably different on every person - kind of wild. The shadow side of the line will release in winter 2019 and I am excited for these extreme, dark, and more self-knowing scents. Every line needs a trickster or two, but it also needs a sturdy lover. These will balance the entire line well. William: In my opinion, scent often evokes certain desires that speak differently to everyone. What is the language of scent in the world of Ash Compton? Ash: Yes, desire is a great word. I think of personality structure a whole lot. And of the process of individuation (in short: becoming more of yourself). If we’re all always in a process of becoming more deeply ourselves, scent is a way to honor and hold that, even nudge it along. Often, I wear as an amplifier, a way to push myself more into what I’m feeling how I need to interact with the day. I’m going out but don’t quite have the energy, I might put on something super top-note heavy to give an extra push. Or my mind is racing but I’m about to hike, I might need a heavily-based deep scent that wears all day to slow the pace. JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2019

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William: Fragrance, for many, is an integral part of our wardrobe, often changing as we move from day into evening. In your opinion, what constitutes the preferred scent wardrobe? Ash: Truly. Often, I shift what I’m wearing around magic hour — 4 - 6 pm in the desert. That’s normally when I take a bath, so a great time to move to a deeper scent. Frau is a great day-starter. That scent is coy and light and airy yet has a bit of dirt in it. Nouveau Ranch and Anima are more nightscents if I’m making the switch. Sometimes I just wear pure amber, rubbed on from a piece of resin I’ve had for years. I’ve also been wearing a favorite from the part of the line that’s coming out in a couple months. Partially to test it, partially because I’m already obsessed with it. It’s super dark and makes me excited for colder nights and fireplaces. William: Do you believe it’s wise to buy fragrance as a gift for others, or is the art of selecting a fragrance too intimate an act? Ash: It’s so personal. Yet, some scents are great on everyone. I must praise Anima again here for this. It’s the crowd pleaser, one of the ones that sits on someone’s dresser forever — no one does not like it. The day-today scent. Yet, for the adventurous gifter, I believe a challenging scent, if you know the person well, can be like selecting jewelry or a piece of art. Why not risk it, because when you nail it, that is some intimate best! William: What are your three key nuggets of wisdom when it comes to fragrance? Ash: Use your body to select it but be both impulsive and overly-committed. Scents are archetypal, so some you need to just use quick instinct while selecting. Others you might need to test out before a month before you buy a whole bottle. Your body will know the difference. William: The industry is moving very quickly on many fronts. On what projects are you currently working and where do you want to take your business in the future? Ash: Fray Ardens will always be an esoteric art project as well as a fragrance line. I’ve a video in the works for 2019, as well as several other visual and musical components and collaborations I’m thrilled to roll-out. Stay tuned. As the

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business grows, I’d like to make the artistic, psychological, and mythological underpinnings more obvious. In the same way you get to know a person a bit over time and richness is developed via time and energy spent; we’ve only scratched the surface of what Fray has to offer. William: What is your best tip for improving a person’s sense of smell? Ash: Be outside more often. They’ve debunked the coffee bean as nose-palette-cleanser myth. Think of the only way to truly get a rotten stench out of a piece of clothing — a long bout of fresh air. That and you are surrounded by nuanced scents at any given moment outside, much like you can improve your eyesight by focusing on something near than something far, doing those exercises on repeat…you can play with sense of smell by trying to determine what you are around and what is off-gassing at any juncture, walk further, do it again. William: Ash, how do you define beauty? Ash: I believe the most beautiful thing(s) are ineffable, just simply known. Like an epiphany, something might hit you, and you’ll feel it in a fully embodied way. We tend to reduce beauty to things we consume visually, but just like a perfectly composed piece of music, an amazing dish, a plant that feels like its speaking to you, a scent that cannot be described but you want to smell it endlessly, what is truly beautiful is just so. William: If you weren’t creating delightful fragrances, what would be your passion? Ash: If not scent, I’d be painting or researching. Sometimes I do those things too; I’m deeply into mythology (it’s too part of my graduate training), so I hope not to shift from scent, but to continue to incorporate this body of knowledge into Fray, and to and make this backing more obvious to the Fray wearer. William: Ash, how are you living your best life? Ash: If I can spend a bit of time outside daily, a bit indoors reading, learning, or creating, most evenings with friends, and about a third of my time traveling, I’m doing great by my standards. l


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kCOLLECTIONS PRESENTED BY JOSE LUIS SALON AND BOUTIQUE

kSOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS JOSE LUIS SALON AND BOUTIQUE @JOSELUISSALONBOUTIQUE / JOSE BUITRON @THEJOSELUISBRAND TERESA ROMERO @_TERESA_ROMERO / CONNOR PITTINGER @HAIR_XCONNNOR DELIA DELEON @COSMICDELIA / ALEX RACHAL @ALEXRACHAL / CLAIRE WEINACHT @CWEINACHT BOBBI DOUGLAS @BOBBIDOUGLAS_PHOTOGRAPHY / BLAINE MORGAN @BLAINE_MORGAN_HAIR LINDSEY WRIGHT @LINZMEGAN / EVA MALONE @THEEVAMALONE KELLY SINGH @KELLYXSINGH / CASSANDRA HIERHOLZER @RIVEREUPHRATES DIANE STANLEY @DIANE_GINGERSNAP / NATALIE THIGPEN NOT ON INSTAGRAM 26

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IF YOU THINK BEAUTY AND BRAINS CAN’T COEXIST, YOU’RE WRONG. WE WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO A WOMAN WHO HAS A LOT OF BOTH. HER NAME IS JANDAE PERCEM, A TURKISH-AMERICAN ACTRESS, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, AND MOM. YES, YOU HEARD IT RIGHT. HER BEAUTY IS OBVIOUS, BUT YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS POWERFUL WOMAN FOUNDED HER OWN FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY OCEANS FILMWORKS IN 2018 AND IS DEVELOPING NEW PROJECTS NON-STOP. k WRITTEN AND CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM JACKSON, FOUNDER & CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER OF INFLUENTIAL MAGAZINE, SPANISH INFLUENTIAL, AND TEEN INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF OLYA HELGA. MAKEUP ARTIST LILIYA MUFAZOLOVA. PR AGENCY SGG PUBLIC RELATIONS.

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andae directed and produced her first film in the horror category titled Entity Project in 2018 and the film is heading to film festivals in the United States and South America. She’s in the process of producing and acting in her second feature film, expected to be released this year, with several proven actors and filmmakers. Jandae wanted to reflect in Entity Project the reality of a foreign person living in the United States, where friends also happen to be foreign, so she casted actors from different countries such as Argentina, Colombia, Germany, United States, and Turkey. The cast includes award winning Colombian actress Valentina Ezpinoz, Argentinean actress Carolina Levi, Talisha Williams, Gia Maulbeck, and Stephanie Geiger. I invite you immerse yourself in our conversation and feel the fire which radiates from this talented and passionate lady. I’m honored to have had the opportunity to converse with Jandae and I hope you’ll enjoy the fruits of our riveting conversation. William Jackson: What were the most memorable aspects of your early family life? Jandae Percem: I remember the beautiful beaches of where I’m from in Izmir, Turkey. Picking cherries with my grandparents from the cherry trees on their farm. William: How did you discover your talent for film? Jandae: It wasn’t until recently I got involved in filmmaking. I was an actress but after becoming a mom, chasing auditions became a hassle. I always loved writing stories that allowed my creativity to run free. I decided it was time to work on my own projects and watch the outcome. Filmmaking turned out to be a lot of work but fun at the same time. William: How did your career unfold? Jandae: My acting career has been a mix of theatre, television, and independent films. Frankly, I feel my

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The personal key to success, self-motivation, self-discipline, and a strong work ethic. Some can say I’m a good actress and some can say the opposite. But I know nobody will say she has a bad work ethic because I really work hard, and I don’t give up easily.

career is now starting to really take shape in the way I’ve always wanted it to. A great amount of training, hard work, and taking risks is beginning to pay off. William: What has been your personal key to success? Jandae: Self-motivation, self-discipline, and a strong work ethic. Some can say I’m a good actress and some can say the opposite. But I know nobody will say she has a bad work ethic because I really work hard, and I don’t give up easily. William: How has your multi-cultural upbringing contributed to your success in acting and directing? Jandae: I spent my childhood in Turkey and my teen and adult years in the United States. Having experienced these parts of the world help me empathize better for everyone with different backgrounds, which helps with directing. In my films, I can relate easily to working with some with either a western or eastern world backgrounds. JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2019

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William: What’s your secret to balancing effectively your important role as a mother and a maintaining a successful career? Jandae: You know, it’s not easy. I grew up with both of my parents living overseas for many years. My grandparents raised me. I know how important it is for a kid to have family time. My secret is to make sure when I’m with my son, he is my focus and gets my undivided attention. When I go to work the next day, I can then focus on work 100% because I know I did my job as a parent well and don’t have to worry about it. William: What do you enjoy most about your career? Jandae: I love being able to bring emotions out of the audience. That means you’ve succeeded, and someone you’ve never met before was able to feel your emotions and react to them. William: Who are your biggest inspirations to your career? Jandae: My biggest inspirations can be anyone who didn’t give up no matter how many times they heard the word “no”. Meryl Streep is probably one of my idols in that regard. William: How do you define success? Jandae: Helping others, doing your best, and staying genuine and humble. William: What makes you most happy? Jandae: This is going to sound very expected, but my son makes me the happiest. It’s amazing witnessing a little human being see, learn, and do things for the first time. It tells me a lot about who we are as humans. William: How are you living your best life? Jandae: I live in the beautiful New York City surrounded by people who are striving to fulfill their dreams every day. To stay tuned for the latest news on Jandae you can follow her on Instagram @jandaepercem. l

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BY THE END OF A LONG, AND PARTICULARLY TRYING 2018, IT’S NORMAL TO FEEL WORN OUT AND NOT EXACTLY PUMPED FOR TAKING ON NEW TASKS. THE MOTIVATION TANK IS DRY AND THE PULL TO SHUT DOWN AND AVOID IS STRONGER THAN EVER! SO, WE CAN ALL USE SOME TOOLS FOR CLICKING THE INTERNAL REFRESH BUTTON. HERE’S HOW!

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Find Motivation in Your Values Values are different from goals. Values are your internal GPS, and help you connect to your why. They are chosen by you, and only you, and provide you with stamina to endure discomfort in the service of the kind of life you want to design.

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Values are the direction you want your life to take, and the kind of person you want to be! And…. It takes some serious intentionality to get connected to them. Let’s Practice: Complete the following sentence for the areas of your life where your feeling burnt out. I’d like to be the kind of person that other’s see as _________________________________________. JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2019

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And, I’d like to show these qualities in my behavior by _____________________________________. Next, keep this vision of the you you’d like to be in 2019 in mind as you go through the following steps.

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Validate the Discomfort Our default reaction when we feel internal discomfort such as awkwardness, uncertainty, anxiety, or frustration, is to do something to get rid of the feelings. This is natural of course. Who wants to feel uncomfortable? But when you’re feeling burnt out, and you’ve been pushing through the whole year, it’s time for another approach. Rather than smothering your feelings, ignoring your emotions, and pretending your ‘fine’, practice getting curious and open to your experience. The Validation skill is the simple act of non-judgmentally acknowledging that the experience is present. Just like getting validated in the parking lot simply says, “you were in the building.” Let’s Practice: The easiest small step you can take towards validating your emotions is to label them. Finding the right emotion word for your emotions activates parts of the brain that dampens over reactivity and motivates effective behavior. Gently allow yourself to have and hold that emotions. As you do so, notice how you feel in your body.

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Keep Your Thoughts In Check Just like our actions, our thoughts can fall into habitual patterns when we’re stressed out. These patterns can pull us into low mood and motivation. But, seeing your thoughts as just thoughts, rather than facts takes some practice. What happened above when asked to visualize your ideal self in 2019? Did your mind offer up ‘reasons’ you cannot do those things? Or did you skip through the exercise entirely? Or maybe you noticed judgments about the exercise?

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The key is to catch when your mind pulls you away from the things you need to do to take care of yourself – and then redirect to the present moment. Let’s Practice: A simple way to practice stepping back and observing thoughts is to start speaking about your thoughts as thoughts, rather than facts. Take a full minute or two to just sit in silence. Soon your mind will start generating thoughts. Preface each thought with; “I’m noticing I’m having the thought….” And then redirect your attention to your ‘direct experience’: the things you can touch, smell, taste, or here.

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Change Your Re-Actions One of the largest predictors of the effects of stress on our mental and emotional well-being is how we react to the triggers in our lives. Our reactions may be larger more obvious discomfort avoidance behaviors, such as using substances or yelling or arguing. Or our reactions might be that insidious way we tighten our shoulders, furrow our brow, or clench our teeth. Maybe others notice, maybe they don’t. But your reactivity has a huge impact on your stress levels and mental health. So, the key here is to control, the only thing in your control, which is your actions. Let’s Practice: Right now, as you read these words, practice with me. Sit up a bit, and place both feet flat on the floor. Place both palms on your knees and up towards the sky as you allow your shoulders to drop down. Open your chest and soften your belly. Notice how you feel, in this very moment. This simple practice sends a powerful message from your body and up into your mind. It says, “I am open to my experience.” “I am safe. There is no danger present.” From and evolutionary view, you simply would not take this position if there was a real physical threat. Although it can feel very much like we’re not safe when we’re stressed and burnt out. In truth, you are safe, you’ve got this. Practice these four simple steps to reconnect to your big picture values, and mindfully master the discomfort that comes up as you pursue what matters. l


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TIPS TO KEEP CLOTHES

LOOKING THEIR BEST IN WINTER

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ut you can keep your clothes looking their best this winter, without breaking the bank at the dry cleaners, using the following tips: Use garment bags: Get a head start on looking your best by ensuring your clothes look good before you even put them on for the day. Store suits, dresses, sweaters and other delicate items in garment bags to keep them safe from dust, moths and other closet hazards at home and when traveling. Waterproof: On wet days, consider wearing waterproof shoe covers and tucking your pants into them to protect shoes, as well as the hems of your pants, from puddles and slush. At-home dry cleaning: Slash your dry cleaning expenditures by up to 90 percent and skip the hassle and harsh chemicals by opting for athome dry cleaning using your own dryer. With the right product, it will

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WINTER IS DIRTY, AND UNFORTUNATELY, ALL THAT SLUSH, SALT AND MUD COINCIDES WITH THE USE OF THE DELICATE AND EXPENSIVE PART OF YOUR WARDROBE, FROM WOOL AND CASHMERE SWEATERS AND SCARVES TO SWANKY PARTY WEAR. kPHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF (C) AFRICA STUDIO / STOCK.ADOBE.COM. be an effective way to safely and thoroughly clean your special care clothes at home. For no fading, shrinking or stretching of your winter weather gear like scarves, hats, sweaters and

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more, consider using Dryel, a quick three step process which works in the convenience of your dryer in as little as 15 minutes. The heat of the dryer activates a cleaning solution to release a steam that removes body soils and odors from clothes, and a fabric protection bag maintains the optimal balance of cleaning agents and heat, allowing the steam to work thoroughly through the

clothes, and then slowly vents the vapors out of the bag and dryer. Act fast: When clothes get soiled, it’s important to act fast, particularly when dealing with salt and slush- related stains, which can be difficult to treat. The sooner you deal with stains, the greater the likelihood you’ll be able to restore your clothing to mint condition. Landing area: Create a mud room. This can be just a few square feet of

space by the entrance to your home and ideally located near the washer and dryer for quick transfer of clothes that need to be laundered. This is also the place to immediately remove boots and outerwear to avoid tracking mud into your home. This winter protect your wardrobe from seasonal elements. New tools and old tricks can help your favorite winter gear survive the season in great condition. (StatePoint) l

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JACQUELINE SACKS DEVELOPS PROPRIETARY SUSTAINABLE FABRIC, LAUNCHES SAINT HAVEN

SAINT HAVEN, A LUXURIOUS LINE OF SUSTAINABLE ESSENTIALS FOUNDED BY JACQUELINE SACKS, OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED DECEMBER 13, 2018.

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n a mission to ease the discomfort of her children’s sensitive skin issues, Sacks, wife of PayPal’s David Sacks, spent several years developing a brand-new, proprietary method for softening fabric, leading her to develop Saint Haven SoftTM, an incredibly soft and breathable non-toxic fabric. Saint Haven launched recently with blissfully soft clothing for women, babies, toddlers, and children. As a parent, there’s nothing worse than seeing your child suffer. A mother of three, Jacqueline was desperate to find a solution that would ease her daughter’s discomfort from eczema. She

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needed a soft stretchy, breathable fabric that wouldn’t irritate the skin further or soak up the salves she was using for treatment. Since most fabrics irritated her children’s eczema and sensory issues, she watched her kids struggle with the daily routine of getting dressed and never feeling cozy and comfortable. Sacks therefore began lining her children’s clothing with the softest fabrics from local craft stores but quickly found her DIY fix was no match for her children’s growth or general wear and tear. Determined to find a permanent solution, she took matters into her own hands, developing a proprietary fabric that is a result of years of research.

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From knocking on the doors of fabric manufacturers to consulting high-end lingerie and bed linen boutiques, Jacqueline spent years researching, experimenting, and mixing her own fibers first-hand. After prototyping her product nineteen times, she arrived on the softest, most breathable, non-toxic fabric. Working with ethical manufacturers throughout Portugal, Saint Haven developed a propriety method of softening fabric. The result is unlike anything available in the market today. The fabric is produced using ecofriendly modal, which is crafted from sustainably grown beech trees. The modal, which Sacks found was more breathable than cotton and also less absorbent than cotton, is spun into an ultra-fine textile. The fabric is then dipped in a non-toxic enzyme to achieve Saint Haven SoftTM. Sacks tapped Parisian-born Souad Sinai as Chief Designer. Sinai’s breadth of work


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made her the perfect choice for this project, as it required a skilled designer with experience in kid’s, men’s, and women’s apparel. Her previous experience includes working with top fashion brands including Nina Ricci, Sonia Rykiel, Kenzo and John Galliano. The collection is comprised of 13 initial styles that are simple, sustainable and functional. The color palette is as soft as the fabric, featuring light pinks, blues, and neutrals. Current offerings include shirts, pants, dresses, and a robe. The majority of the collection will range in price from $30 - $80 and top price of $150 (www.sainthaven.com). l

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HAVE A HAPPY (HOMECOOKED) NEW YEAR!

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HOMECOOKED MEALS IN 2019 E IF YOU’RE LIKE MOST PEOPLE, YOU WANT TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH IN 2019. CELEBRITY CHEF INGRID HOFFMANN AND THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION SAY COOKING MORE HEALTHY MEALS AT HOME CAN HELP. HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO HELP YOU EAT MORE HOME COOKING IN THE NEW YEAR.

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veryone knows cooking at home is a great way to save money and eat healthy. However, many of us have trouble getting into the home cooking habit. We may be perpetually disorganized and never have groceries on hand when we need them. We may think we’re too busy to cook, or that we don’t have the right tools of the trade. Or, we’re addicted to the flavors and convenience of takeout food. But celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffmann says it’s never too late to break the takeout habit and discover how delicious homecooked meals can be. And the new year is the perfect time to start a home cooking habit. “Yes, it’s hard to break engrained patterns, but it’s so worth it,” says Hoffmann, who has partnered with the American Diabetes Association to write Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy: More Than 100 Diabetes-Friendly Latin Favorites (American Diabetes Association, October 2018, ISBN: 978-1-580-40681-9, $21.95). “Cooking at home is the best way to stay in control of


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About the Author: Ingrid Hoffmann is the author of Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy: More Than 100 Diabetes-Friendly Latin Favorites (American Diabetes Association, October 2018, ISBN: 9781-580-40681-9). She is a professional eater, author, and host of Top Chef Estrellas (Telemundo, NBC), Simply Delicioso (Cooking Channel), and Delicioso (Univision). Ingrid is passionate about cooking, entertaining, and helping her fans lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Via her cookbooks, “chica tips,” and social media platforms, Ingrid spreads the word about “better for you” ingredients, implementing cooking habits, and thinking of food as medicine. Ingrid has launched her very own food brand, Cocina by Ingrid Hoffmann, which focuses on easy, delicious, and healthy meal solutions for the family. She is excited to partner with the American Diabetes Association to publish her new cookbook and help those with diabetes eat the foods they love. For more information, please visit www.ingridhoffmann.com.

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what you eat and monitor your intake of processed foods, fat, salt, and sugar. And there’s no time like the new year to get started with this healthy habit.” Hoffmann understands firsthand how drastically healthy food choices can positively impact a person’s health. After being diagnosed with lupus, Hoffmann’s research led her to embrace an alkaline diet that has helped her get off of medicine and live a “delicioso” life. Hoffmann’s new book, Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy, is full of the Latin recipes you love, all of which follow the American Diabetes Association’s nutrition guidelines. Not only are the recipes fast and simple to prepare, they are delicious as well. Be sure to incorporate some of these tasty dishes into your home cooking rotation! Are you ready to start the new year off right with more homecooked meals? Follow these tips from Hoffmann and the ADA to help you get cooking in 2019!

Make sure you have the essential tools. To start cooking regularly, you

Are you ready to start the new year off right with more homecooked meals? Follow these tips from Hoffmann and the ADA to help you get cooking in 2019! -Make sure you have the essential tools. -Build an herbs and spices collection. -Create a weekly meal plan. -Keep it simple (mostly). -Hit the market. -Do your prep work in advance. -Start bagging your lunch. -Start a weekly batch cooking habit. -Pull out the pressure cooker.

really need only a few basic tools. Make sure you’ve got a sharp knife, a vegetable peeler, a cutting board, a colander, a skillet, a large pot, a roasting pan, and a baking dish or two. A pressure cooker is also handy for preparing quick meals on busier days. With these foundational pieces, you can make a wide array of dishes. (Don’t worry; you can always stock up on more kitchen supplies later on.)

Build an herbs and spices collection. Spices and herbs, dried or fresh, bring your food to life in a way that nothing else can. And you don’t have to buy out the entire seasoning aisle to cover the

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basics. Start with cumin, paprika, garlic, onion powder, oregano, chili powder, turmeric, ginger powder, cinnamon, and adobo seasoning. For herbs, try cilantro, parsley, mint, rosemary, and basil. Hint: If you don’t want to keep buying store-bought fresh herbs, try growing your own in your garden or in a windowsill box.

Create a weekly meal plan. Meal planning is simply a system of choosing your meals in advance. By selecting several recipes that contain similar ingredients, you can get more use out of your groceries and reduce food waste. Flip through your favorite cookbooks to choose several recipes that sound good and start a grocery list for the week. Keep it simple (mostly). “Remember, you don’t have to cook extravagant dinners every night of the week,” says Hoffmann. “You’ll get just as much satisfaction from a simple dinner of grilled fish and veggies as you would from an elaborate multi-course feast. Save the ‘fancy’ dinners for special occasions and you’re sure to keep up with your new healthy home cooking habit.” Hit the market. You can’t cook without

ingredients, so go to the grocery store armed with a list of every item you’ll need to cook healthy meals in the upcoming week. Some people like to shop for the entire week while others prefer making more frequent tips. Over time you’ll figure out what works best for you and your family. When you’re planning and shopping, focus on in-season fruits and veggies (they’ll be fresher and are often less expensive). Also, keep an eye out for good deals on cuts of lean meat that you can purchase and freeze for later.


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Do your prep work in advance. “After you do your weekly shopping trip, spend some time prepping the food you purchased,” says Hoffmann. “This helps you save time when you’re ready to cook. Start by washing your produce. If you purchased a head of lettuce, this would be a great time to separate, clean, and dry the leaves to be used for salads or lettuce wraps. Next, chop any vegetables you’ll be using in stir-fries, soups, or salads over the next few days. These ingredients will be patiently waiting for you when you need them.”

will you improve your health by cooking at home, but you may discover that you really enjoy cooking a delicious meal from scratch. Either way, nothing beats the peace of mind from knowing that you’re doing what’s right for your health.” Chef Ingrid Hoffmann’s Pastelón (Plantain Shepherd’s Pie) from New Cookbook Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy Excerpted from Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy: More Than 100 Diabetes-Friendly Latin Favorites (American Diabetes Association, October 2018, ISBN: 978-1-580-40681-9, $21.95) l

Start bagging your lunch. Bringing a homepacked lunch to work or school is a great way to save money and incorporate more homemade meals into your diet. The options for lunch are endless. You could pack a salad with fresh veggies and chicken, or tuna salad wrapped in endive leaves, or even a slice of last night’s casserole for a quick and tasty midday meal. Add a small serving of fruit or sliced veggies with guacamole, and you’re all set! Start a weekly batch cooking habit. Even if you make diligent meal plans, it may not be convenient to cook every single day. Batch cooking can help you save time during your busy week by cooking several meals at once during a time that’s convenient for you. Set aside a few hours to prepare several full meals on a weekend or an afternoon when you won’t be rushed. Parcel the meals into containers and refrigerate or freeze them so they’re ready when you need them.

Pull out the pressure cooker. On busy evenings, let your pressure cooker do the work for you. Pressure cookers can cook almost anything, but they are especially useful for preparing beans, stews and chilis, or tougher cuts of meats in less time. Just prep your ingredients, throw them in, and you’ll have a delicious meal ready to eat in under an hour. “The new year is the perfect time to commit to taking better care of yourself,” concludes Hoffmann. “Not only

About the Book:

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Pastelón (Plantain Shepherd’s Pie) A pastelón is a Puerto Rican lasagna-like dish made with layers of fried sweet plantains. It is truly delicious and it reminds me of the times I spent on the island visiting my aunt. For a healthy twist, I boiled the ripe plantains and turned them into a mash. Once assembled, it resembles a shepherd’s pie. The sweetness of the plantain combined with the savory beef is heaven in my mouth. | serves 6 | serving size 1 cup | prep time 20 minutes | cook time 1 hour 18 minutes | total time 1 hour 38 minutes Nonstick olive oil spray 4 very ripe plantains, peeled and cut into chunks (2 lb) 1/4 tsp salt 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium red onion, finely chopped (1 cup) 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped (1 cup) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb lean ground beef (7% or less fat) 1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetables (3 oz) 1/2 cup tomato sauce 2 tsp Todo Adobo seasoning (page 224) 1/2 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz) 1/4 tsp paprika 1 Tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Spray an 8 × 8-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Bring the plantains and enough water to cover to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, until the plantains are very tender, about 25 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Return the plantains to the pot and mash with a vegetable masher, adding the salt and the cooking liquid, 1/2 cup at a time, until the mixture is smooth.

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Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over mediumhigh heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes. Add the beef, and cook, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 10 minutes. Add the mixed vegetables, tomato sauce, and adobo seasoning. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are blended, about 10 minutes. Spread half of the plantain mixture evenly onto the bottom of the baking dish. Spoon the beef mixture evenly over the plantain mixture. Place the remaining plantain mixture over the beef. Top with the cheese and sprinkle with paprika. Bake until the filling is hot and the cheese is melted and browned around the edges, about 25 minutes. Chica Tip Selecting a ripe plantain is easy; just pick the ones that are almost black and full of speckles. Don’t worry that they look past their prime; they will be sweet, soft, and ready to eat. Choices/Exchanges 2 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy Vegetable, 2 Lean Protein, 1 Fat Basic Nutritional Values Calories 310 Calories from Fat 80 Total Fat 9.0 g Saturated Fat 3.5 g Trans Fat 0.3 g Cholesterol 55 mg Sodium 310 mg Potassium 910 mg Total Carbohydrate 39 g Dietary Fiber 4 g Sugars 17 g Protein 20 g Phosphorus 245 mg


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COLD BREW COFFEE: HOW TO ENJOY THIS TOP 2019 FOOD TREND AT HOME

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old brew coffee is popping up everywhere, poised to be a top food trend in the new year. You may have seen it on the menu of your favorite coffeehouse or in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store, but what exactly is cold brew coffee, and why are people raving about it?

in coffee are extracted at higher brewing temperatures. The organic acids (like citric, malic, formic, quinic, and acetic) are a signature aspect of hot-brewed coffee’s flavor and aroma yet only dissolve in hot water. The cold brew method doesn’t extract the bright flavors associated with these acids but extracts the rich chocolate and caramel notes that result in the

Cold Brew 101 Cold brew coffee is commonly confused with iced coffee, but the name comes from how it’s brewed rather than how it’s served. Cold brew coffee is slowly steeped in cold water using coarsely ground coffee beans. While you can brew a pot of traditional hot coffee in a few minutes, cold brew takes hours - 12 or more - to achieve the signature result. When you taste a high-quality cup of cold brew coffee, the difference is apparent. Coffee made using the cold brew method has a smoother, naturally sweeter result that tastes less acidic than traditional hot-brewed coffee. The reason for this is the solubility of the organic acids inherent

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rich and smooth beverage with a difference that you can taste. Cold Brew at Home Cold brewing from scratch at home can be quite the task, but that doesn’t mean you must choose between expensive coffeehouse cold brew and the messy, time-consuming process of cold brewing at home. The


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solution: Java House(R) Authentic Cold Brew Coffee Dual-Use Liquid Pods can be enjoyed hot or cold at home. To enjoy hot, place a pod into a single-serve brewer with the tab facing up for a rich yet smooth cup of coffee. To enjoy cold, slowly peel open the pod, pour over ice and add water. For best results, use 8 oz. of water, whether enjoying hot or cold.

delicious without anything added, Java House(R) Cold Brew is also a great base for many coffee recipes, whether you want to create something rich, sweet or a little bit spicy. For example, this recipe for Hot Salted Caramel Coffee will warm you up, no matter how low the temperatures dip outside.

The smooth, rich taste of cold brew can be savored by itself all year long. The caramel and chocolate notes extracted are characteristic features of cold brew and not something you’ll naturally find using other coffee brewing methods.

Servings: 1 Ingredients: 4 fluid ounces water 2 Java House(R) Cold Brew Liquid Pods 4 tablespoons whole milk 1 and 1/2 tablespoons salted caramel syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup Whipped topping Caramel sauce to drizzle Coarse sea salt to sprinkle

Become a Home Barista Feeling creative? You don’t need professional barista experience to craft a satisfying coffee creation. While

Directions: In a large mug, combine water, cold brew liquid pods, milk and both syrups. Stir well and microwave for 30 to 40 seconds. (Or combine in a saucepan over medium low heat for 4 to 8 minutes and pour into a large mug.) Top with whipped topping. Drizzle with caramel sauce. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Hot Salted Caramel Coffee You can substitute almond milk or low-fat evaporated milk and lowfat whipped topping for the whole milk and whipped topping for a healthier alternative. To Serve Cold: In a tall glass, combine water, cold brew liquid pods, milk and both syrups. Stir well. Top with ice. Top with whipped topping. Drizzle with caramel sauce. Sprinkle with sea salt. Keep in mind, Java House(R) does not use any preservatives, coffee additives, coffee derivatives or reconstituted coffee. It’s just a great-tasting cold brew coffee that lets you become a home barista using four varieties: Colombian, Ethiopian, Sumatran and Decaf. Visit javahouse.com to learn more. (BPT) l

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he range of flavors and textures in these dishes tend to run the gamut from salty, spicy, and meaty, to creamy, crunchy, and cheesy, making beer the natural pairing. However, if your drink

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of choice is wine, finding the right selection can be tricky. Sauvignon Blanc is very foodfriendly, particularly when paired with many game day favorites like nachos, guacamole, salsas and chicken with some heat. Those

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from the Marlborough region of New Zealand, such as Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (SRP $14.99), are crisp, with bright citrus and cool herbal flavors, and would pair well with most dishes on your table. The reason this


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EVERYONE ENJOYS A HEARTY SPREAD OF COMFORT FOOD FOR THE BIG GAME.

Try serving Lemon Pepper Wings alongside a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. With its vibrant aromas of fresh lemons, limes, green apple, Thai basil and a touch of floral honey, it is a delicious pairing with this bright dish. When served chilled, the cooling herbal notes in the wine will also help to temper the seasoning. Ingredients: 2 cups oil, or as needed 1/4 cup butter melted 1/2 tablespoon lemon pepper

1 tablespoon lemon juice 12 chicken wings Directions Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F.

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After cooking, toss hot wings in lemon butter mixture, coating all sides. Serve immediately. From high-end cuisine to your Sunday football spread, a carefully selected Sauvignon Blanc can be served at any occasion. This season surprise your guests with a delicious pairing of wine and wings. (StatePoint) l

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MAKE BETTER BRAIN HEALTH YOUR TOP NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FOR 2019

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o, as you set your New Year’s resolutions for 2019, consider the following ways to maintain and improve your cognitive function. Research has shown lifestyle changes like improving diet and exercising regularly have helped drive down death rates from cancer, heart disease and other

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT NEARLY 14 MILLION AMERICANS BY 2050, ACCORDING TO THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION.

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major diseases. These same lifestyle changes may also reduce or slow your risk of cognitive decline, which is often a precursor to Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Discovering risk factors and preventive strategies for cognitive decline that can cause problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment is a hot topic in Alzheimer’s research, as are multifaceted lifestyle interventions to slow or prevent dementia. The good news? Many such interventions are things you might already be doing or thinking about doing in the new year, such as eating well, staying physically active and getting good sleep, just to name a few. “There is increasing evidence to suggest that what is good for the heart is good for our brains,” says Keith Fargo, Ph.D., director of scientific programs and outreach at the Alzheimer’s Association. “Keeping our brains healthy is not something we should worry about only as we get older. It should be a lifelong effort.” One easy way to encourage brain health at any age is to stimulate your mind with problem-solving challenges. Working on a jigsaw puzzle, learning a new language and playing strategy games are a few ways to strengthen your memory -- as long as they are new and challenging tasks. Research has also found correlations between higher levels of formal education

and a better cognitive reserve -- so sign up for a class in 2019! Another way to promote brain health is taking care of your mental health. Managing stress and anxiety is not only important for overall health and wellbeing, but studies have found a link between depression and increased risk of cognitive decline. Take care of yourself and seek medical treatment if you have symptoms. Being social may also support brain health. That’s right. Add “hang out with friends” and “have fun” to your New Year’s resolutions list. Better yet, take on several of these lifestyle changes for maximum impact. For example, enroll in a dance class with a friend. Alzheimer’s researchers are now looking into whether a “cocktail” of these interventions can protect cognitive function. The Alzheimer’s Association’s U.S. Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk (U.S. POINTER) is a two-year clinical trial that hopes to answer this question and is the first such study to be conducted of a large group of Americans nationwide. While there’s currently no certain way to prevent Alzheimer’s and other dementias, there is much to be gained by living a healthy lifestyle and adopting brain health habits that you enjoy, so that you stick with them for the long haul. (StatePoint) l

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his is the perfect time of year to consider your personal goals, and how you can make positive health choices in the coming year,” says American Medical Association (AMA) President Barbara L. McAneny, M.D. “Small lifestyle changes today can have a lasting effect in improving your health.” To help you start the year off on the right foot, Dr. McAneny and the experts at the AMA are offering 10 recommendations to help you determine where you can make the most impactful, long-lasting improvements to your health.

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Learn your risk for type 2 diabetes by taking the self-screening test at DoIHavePrediabetes.org.Steps you take now can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

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Know your blood pressure numbers. Visit LowerYourHBP.org to better understand your numbers and take necessary steps to get your high blood pressure -- also known as hypertension -- under control. Doing so will reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke.

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Reduce your intake of processed foods, especially those with added sodium and sugar. Also reduce your consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and drink more water instead.

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If your health care professional determines that you need antibiotics, take them exactly as prescribed. Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health problem and antibiotics will not make you feel better if you have a virus, such as a cold or flu.

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and two drinks per day for men, and only by adults of legal drinking age.

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Talk with your doctor about tobacco and nicotine use and quit. Declare your home and car smoke-free to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke.

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Pain medication is personal. If you are taking prescription opioids, follow your doctor’s instructions, store them safely to prevent diversion or misuse, and properly dispose of any leftover medication.

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CELEBRATING SURVIVORSHIP:

HEART ATTACK SURVIVORS ARE NOT ALONE

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YOU’LL NEVER FORGET THAT MOMENT. WHETHER IT IMPACTED YOU OR A LOVED ONE. IT STOPPED YOU IN YOUR TRACKS AND CHANGED EVERYTHING.

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ife after a heart attack can feel overwhelming. Survivors can feel vulnerable, afraid, or sometimes weak. And while every survivor’s journey is unique, the initial focus following a heart attack is often related to physical recovery. What we often forget is the impact of the emotional journey, and the importance of instilling strength and resilience in survivors, celebrating their stories and offering support as they navigate life after a heart attack. Health and fitness expert and bestselling author, Bob Harper, knows the significant impact of a heart attack all too well. He suffered his heart attack in the middle of a workout back in February of 2017. “I woke up in the hospital two days later, dumbfounded by what had happened,” Harper said. “I spent an emotional and upsetting eight days in the hospital coming to terms with my new reality.”Today, Bob is passionate about another kind of training: emotional recovery. While changes to his diet and exercise routine are an important part of his physical recuperation, Bob credits

further education with helping him evolve his mindset and believes this plays an equally important role. This story holds true for so many others. The fact is, nearly 8 million people are part of the heart attack survivor community in the United States. And while a heart attack can be one of the most traumatic moments of a person’s life, there is hope. Eighty percent of heart attack survivors 45 years of age or older avoid having a second heart attack within five years. The risk of a recurrent heart attack can be reduced by working with a health care team to develop a plan that includes exercising, maintaining a healthy diet, and quitting smoking. Life after a heart attack begins an ongoing journey toward heart health and well-being, but survivors

need support on their road to recovery. By listening to their bodies, working closely with their healthcare teams, and connecting with other survivors and caregivers to share experiences, survivors can build a community that will support them in their journey toward wellness. Today, survivors and caregivers don’t have to look far. The Survivors Have Heart movement fosters such a community. Created by AstraZeneca, the program is dedicated to celebrating survivorship and offers personal stories from fellow heart attack survivors, tips from Bob Harper on navigating life after a heart attack, and helpful resources from leading advocacy organizations. Visit SurvivorsHaveHeart.com to learn more. (BPT) l

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ach year, millions of Americans suffer from symptoms ranging from coughing, sneezing and congestion to aches, fevers and vomiting that can leave them feeling less than 100 percent. While you may not be able to avoid illness entirely, you can take steps to protect yourself from the common cold and more serious bugs like the flu.

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WHEN TEMPERATURES DROP, THE RISK FOR ILLNESS, SUCH AS COLDS AND THE FLU, RISES. This cold and flu season keep essentials on-hand from thermometers that can help you diagnose a fever quickly to humidifiers and heated blankets that can potentially help shorten your recovery time. If cold

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or flu viruses happen to strike you or a family member this winter, it’s important to consult a medical professional with any health-related questions. Find more tips for fighting illness at eLivingToday.com.


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Easy, Accurate Temperature Readings Many parents place speed, accuracy and ease-of-use at the top of their list when choosing the ideal thermometer. Consider the Vicks RapidRead Digital Thermometer, which consistently delivers a professionally accurate temperature reading in Fahrenheit or Celsius in only two seconds. To help interpret fever, the Precision InSight feature provides sitespecific, color-coded guidance, since temperatures register differently between oral, rectal or underarm readings. Find more information at VicksThermometers.com

A Warm, Comfortable Night’s Sleep Sleep is essential for letting your body recover, especially when you’re feeling under the weather. A heated blanket or mattress pad can provide natural pain relief and help to relax sore muscles, ease tension, promote blood flow and increase body temperature to help fight fevers that often accompany colds and the flu. Often washerand dryer-safe, featuring variable temperature settings and available in a variety of sizes to fit nearly any bed, a heated blanket can help you get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.

Warm Up with a Hydrating Beverage Hydration is a key part of recovering from nearly any illness, and warm drinks like tea can help relieve a cough or sore throat by simulating salivation and secretions, which can help soothe and lubricate your throat. Having a high-quality tea pot on-hand that alerts you when your hot water is ready can ensure relief from a warm beverage is never more than a few minutes away. (Family Features) Combat Dry Winter Air The cold, dry winter air is an ideal breeding ground for the flu virus.

However, using a humidifier can add moisture to the air, help fight cold and flu symptoms and aid in preventing dryness and irritation in many body parts, such as skin, nose, throats and lips. Available with a multitude of tank sizes and features to fit nearly any room in your home, some humidifiers even offer smart functions, rotating mist nozzles, programmable timers and automatic shut-off when they run out of water. Reduce Airborne Germs As the flu virus can survive for up to 48 hours outside of the body, good personal hygiene can play an important role in preventing the spread of germs. One way to do so is by coughing or sneezing into facial tissues, which can help reduce the amount of germs released back into the air. There are even antibacterial, aloe vera and eucalyptus varieties available, which offer added cold and flu fighting benefits while helping prevent dry skin from the excess nose blowing that often accompanies illnesses. (Family Features) l

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DON’T DIET SOLO: FOR MANY, WEIGHT LOSS IS A CONSTANT STRUGGLE, FULL OF FRUSTRATION, FAD DIETS AND FORGOTTEN WORKOUT DVDS. BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY.

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ew research reveals a critical element that can make all the difference between an ongoing health struggle and successfully shedding excess weight -- and keeping it off long-term. The secret? Don’t fly solo when it comes to trying to lose weight.

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The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, discovered that individuals following structured weight loss programs with support were more likely to lose weight and more likely to keep off the weight, than those who did not.


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STUDY REVEALS ONGOING SUPPORT KEY TO WEIGHT LOSS struggling with lasting weight loss, the study’s findings are clear. Based on a review of 100 weight loss and weight maintenance programs, the best results came from structured programs that included regular inperson meetings, meetings that provide education and personal connection; and a holistic approach. Weight loss experts also point to the benefits of comprehensive programs – such as Jenny Craig – in helping those seeking to lose weight learn how to keep it off for good. “This peer-reviewed study, published in one of the most reputable medical journals, provides valuable direction for healthcare providers and consumers who are looking for scientifically-sound guidance as they strive for optimal health and weight management,” says Dr. Pamela Peeke, chair of the Jenny Craig Science Advisory Board. “This new recommendation highlights the importance of ongoing support in weight management.” The findings were drawn from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which used the results of the study to update their 2018 statement to officially recommend programs with ongoing support for adults with a body mass index of 30 or higher. For the average American

Today, more than 35 percent of men and 40 percent of women in the U.S. are obese. Obesity is associated with a wide range of health problems, including increased risk for coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, various types of cancer, gallstones, physical disability and an increased

risk for death, particularly among adults younger than 65. With more than 100 million U.S. adults living with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), finding effective and sustainable weight loss methods is critical for a large portion of Americans. “Jenny Craig has understood the importance of offering support for more than 35 years; it is the cornerstone of our program,” says Jenny Craig CEO and president, Monty Sharma. “Personalized human guidance not only keeps people motivated, but also allows for a customized approach for each individual and their life situation.” Members of the program meet weekly with their personal consultant one-on-one to discuss their progress, create customized meal plans, address challenges and plan the week ahead. Of note, the study found strongest success among those who met at least every two weeks, with those meeting more often seeing even better results. If you are embarking on a weight loss effort, consider how ongoing support and science-driven structure can help you achieve lasting results. (StatePoint) l

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USHER IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A CROP OF INSPIRING FRESH IDEAS ACROSS HOME DESIGN.

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Natural and Organic. Bring a touch of Mother Nature into your home with this trend that accentuates earthy, organic elements. Nayak recommends adding layers of textures, like natural raw jute, and incorporating muted tones, such as terra cotta, moss green or mustard, to achieve this nature-inspired style.


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For example, pair striped dining room chairs with a patterned rug for a fashion-forward statement.

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Feminine and Free. This style embraces a pastel palette of pale blue, pink and cream to achieve a romantic and glam look. Infuse this trend into your space by creating a striped accent wall with soft-hued tones or alternate different paint finishes, such as eggshell and satin, in the same color for a dimensional effect. Bring the look to life with fresh greenery and indoor plants.

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Eclectic and Bold. Nayak says “own your own style and show it off… make a statement!” An easy way to achieve this bold trend is to paint a door, an accent piece or even a ceiling in a bright color, like Jester Red or Ceylon Yellow. Unsure if bold colors are for you? Take a look in your closet to see which shades you tend to gravitate toward most. And when it comes to achieving clean, sharp paint lines, one of Nayak’s go-to tools is a premium painter’s tape like FrogTape brand painter’s tape that delivers the sharpest paint lines possible. Treated

with patented PaintBlock Technology, FrogTape is a foolproof way to get professional-looking results and eliminate the need for touch-ups.

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Fluid and Fashionable. Create a space that exudes effortlessness by infusing repetitive patterns and fluid transitions of the same color. According to Nayak, the best way to incorporate varying shades of a single color is to use a paint sample strip like you might find at a paint supply store as guidance to achieve a serene look throughout the space. Otherwise, stick to a single shade and carefully play with patterns.

Luxe Modern. A little design secret to keep in mind: mixing metals is back and in a big way. Nayak encourages DIYers to complement metallic accents, instead of matching them. She suggests creating a palette of two to four metal tones and distributing them throughout the space in ways that are intentional and maintain balance. For a look that is glam, yet modern, consider pairing rose gold with pewter or brushed gold and stainless steel.

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5 WHEN YOU LOOK AT YOUR HOME’S INTERIORS, DO YOU FIND YOURSELF CRAVING A REFRESH? IF SO, THERE’S NO BETTER TIME THAN THE NEW YEAR TO UPDATE YOUR HOME WITH THOUGHTFUL DESIGN TOUCHES THAT EMBRACE THE POWER OF COLOR.

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olor is a key component of interior design and a useful tool for updating any space. What’s more, colors can convey many emotions — from calm to energetic — helping you create rooms that are perfectly reflective of your personal tastes. Even though the possibilities are endless, color can be intimidating. While you may like the use of color when you see it online, in magazines or other people’s homes, the uncertainty about how to incorporate it into your own home may hold you back. Fortunately, a few simple expert tips and tricks will have you using color like a pro in no time. Lifestyle expert and EasyCare Paint Brand Ambassador Camille Styles knows the power of color in transforming spaces from bland to beautiful. She uses color throughout her home to create rooms that are stylish and unique and you too can transform your

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favorite spaces by using her top tips to bring color into your home: Paint an accent wall: An accent wall commands attention and creates depth in the space, becoming the focal point of the room. The color you choose can be any hue that’s different from the other walls in the room. Whether it’s slightly different or drastically different is up to you. “I’m really into EasyCare Paint’s French Coast color,” says Styles. “Its strong blue hue makes a bold statement without being too harsh or overpowering.” Add a rug: Transform a room in an instant with a vibrant rug. It will add the perfect touch of color and can even be changed out seasonally to bring new hues into the space. A rug with a bright color or pattern can help create the illusion of more space so don’t be afraid to use one in a smaller room to open it up and make it more inviting.


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Start small: Many people are timid about color, so you can start small and incorporate a new, bold tone with items like a coffee table accessory or oversized pillows. You may find that your choice quickly becomes a favorite piece in your home, plus you’ll gain the confidence to add more color to other rooms, too. Introduce textures: Bringing in different colors and textures, such as a plush throw blanket or a woven basket, takes your space up a notch and adds another visual layer. Since these aren’t permanent fixtures in the room, they offer an easy way to play around with colors to see what works best in the space. Embrace the unexpected: Bring in a bold pop of color by doing something unexpected, like painting the trim instead of the wall. “Black can take a room up a notch with its rich tone. “EasyCare Paint’s Crow color will really wow your guests whenever you entertain,” says Styles. Whether you’re looking to do a quick update or a complete interior design overhaul, color makes a room more dynamic and energized. From simple décor pieces to bolder accent walls, bringing color into your home is a great way to refresh in the New Year. For more color inspiration, visit www.truevaluepaint.com. (BPT) l JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2019

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rotecting our water is one of the biggest challenges facing the planet, but many of us don’t realize how much water flows through our lives every day. According to the EPA, the average US household wastes nearly 10,000 gallons of water each year – roughly enough to fill a residential-sized swimming pool. Talk about a reality check. This year resolve to care for our most precious resource with a few simple eco-conscious tricks and swaps that will reduce water waste and keep our water clean – not to mention help out your wallet, too.

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Implement meatless Mondays: A single pound of beef requires more than 1,800 gallons of water to produce, compared to tofu, which only takes approximately 300 gallons, according to the Water Footprint Network. So, once a week, plan a meat alternative for a

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IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR TO START SETTING NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: WORK OUT MORE; GET A NEW JOB; SAVE MONEY. WHILE THESE ARE ADMIRABLE GOALS, HAVE YOU CONSIDERED HOW YOUR RESOLUTIONS MIGHT MAKE A BIGGER IMPACT? meal or hit up your hipster, foodie friend and go to a vegan restaurant (they’re all the rage right now).

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pasta and steaming vegetables and recycle it by nourishing your houseplants or outdoor garden with the surplus. Plus, your plants will love the extra nutrients.

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Replace your showerhead: A great way to conserve water is by installing a low-flow showerhead. With an Eco-Performance showerhead, like the Velocity rainshower showerhead from Moen, you can conserve water and still have plenty of pressure to lather, rinse and repeat.

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Invest in a reusable water bottle: Whether you’re chugging water after SoulCycle or casually sipping throughout the day, reusable water bottles are convenient and ecofriendly. With the growing problem of plastic pollution in our water supply (see ya, straws!), utilizing a reusable water bottle can make a


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big difference, with the possibility to save an average of 156 plastic bottles each year, according to EarthDay.org.

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Try a waterless facial cleanser: The secret is out: rinse-free cleansers are taking over. These detergent-free liquids will purify skin of dirt, oil and makeup. Simply apply a few drops to a cotton pad, swipe it across your skin and you’re done. These cleansers will get your complexion squeaky clean -- no water necessary. As you pledge to improve yourself in the year ahead, these great water-saving ideas can help you be more conscientious when it comes to protecting this limited resource -- and will ensure you’ll get a hearty pat-on-the-back from Mother Earth. (StatePoint) l

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR EMPTY NEST AN

EMPOWERING NEW CHAPTER SUDDENLY, THE KIDS ARE ALL GROWN UP AND READY TO FLEE THE NEST. IT’S THE START OF A NEW CHAPTER -- FOR THEM, AND FOR MOM AND DAD, TOO. WHILE THIS SUDDEN CHANGE IN FAMILY DYNAMIC IS BOUND TO BRING A MIX OF BITTERSWEET EMOTIONS, THERE ARE PLENTY OF WAYS TO EMBRACE THE SHIFT. AN EMPTY NEST CERTAINLY DOESN’T MEAN AN EMPTY LIFE.

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aising a family reaps many rewards and any parent knows family time revolves around the children’s wants and needs well into their teenage years. While in the thick of it, the prospect of a quiet, relaxing weekend with no parental responsibilities and the very concept of self-care can seem

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farfetched. But now with the kids leaving home, it’s time to make the most of your new foot-loose and fancy-free lifestyle. Make More “Me Time” Now that you have more time to do things that bring you joy, it’s time rediscover who you are -- whether that’s through traveling the world,

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learning a new skill or language, taking a yoga class, volunteering or simply doing more of what makes you feel good. The newfound time in your day is an opportunity to discover new hobbies and build a social life that is entirely your own.

Stay Connected Just because the kids have left home doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected. In fact, you may find yourself on the other end of the phone giving dating advice or having more meaningful life chats than ever before. Family group text threads can replace dinner table conversations, so do make sure you

stay up-to-date with technology to keep the entire family connected. Choose a phone plan that lets you talk, video chat or text with your kids as much as you want, when you want, such as T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+, which gives you two lines for just $35 per line with no surprise fees or taxes. A super affordable option designed just for customers 55 and older, it includes unlimited talk, text and data, in-flight texting, one hour of Gogo Wi-Fi on domestic flights, and texting and data when you travel abroad in 210 destinations. And what’s more, all the money you save on your phone plan can go straight into the self-care fund or to finance your next “adults only” fancy vacation. Win-win. Find a Furry Friend If you’re an animal lover, adopt a new pet, train a friend’s dog, pet-sit, or become a foster pet-parent. This time, you won’t be getting a pet just for the kids. Animals have a magical ability to lift the spirit and fill the void left from caring for your little ones for so many years. Becoming an empty nester is surprisingly empowering and can be a period of positive growth for you. Instill new routines and experiences in your life, stay connected to your kids, and the rest will surely follow. (StatePoint) l

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HOW TO REKINDLE THE ROMANCE IN YOUR MARRIAGE

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WHETHER YOU’RE A HONEYMOONER OR YOU’RE CELEBRATING YOUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY, THERE’S A CHANCE THAT THE ROMANTIC SPARK THAT BROUGHT YOU AND YOUR PARTNER TOGETHER IN THE FIRST PLACE NEEDS TO BE REKINDLED.

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Keep dating: No matter how busy you become, you should never stop having the kind of fun you had when you were courting. Whether it’s hiking beautiful trails, going to concerts, or giving and attending parties, these activities should be carried into any longterm relationship if you intend to have a meaningful romantic life together and a healthy emotional connection.

language, the language of endearment. Focus on all the right features of your partner -- the personal qualities you saw when you first met and still appreciate, and start to verbalize that information. If your partner reciprocates, it will create a feeling of closeness. These words don’t have to be rational or logical, but they should always be a validation of the relationship and your partner.

Take each other seriously: Don’t allow gender stereotypes to lead you to discount each other’s feelings or opinions as irrational. You’ll communicate more effectively, and be happier as a result, if you listen to your partner and take him or her seriously. In other words, there should be no “boss” in the marriage. Work at maintaining a peer relationship.

Lose your inhibitions: Be open with each other about everything -- including sex. Unfortunately, lingering guilt, fear and shame on this topic prevent many couples from being candid with one another. Learn to lose those inhibitions so that you can share your needs, desires, feelings and concerns.

Ritualize contact time: Couples need ritualized contact time in which they get together, such as going to lunch once a week, having coffee together in the morning or watching a television program they both like. This is one of the most important components of having a close, emotionally intimate relationship. Speak the language of love: Emotional intimacy has its own

Give each other space: You don’t need to do everything together to have a happy relationship. In fact, the happiest couples tend to give each other the support and space needed to maintain their independent interests. You don’t have to resign yourself to receding happiness as time passes. A challenge of your current beliefs can help you rekindle the spark and enjoy a closer, more meaningful relationship. (StatePoint) l

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5 WAYS TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

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YOU MAY HAVE A LONG LIST OF NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS. FORTUNATELY, THESE DAYS, YOUR EFFORTS CAN BE SIMPLIFIED WITH THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY. CHECK OUT THESE HIGH-TECH WAYS TO ACHIEVE YOUR 2019 GOALS:

1Focusing: An ancient practice

with renewed popularity today, the benefits of meditation can’t be overstated. If you’re resolving to meditate in the New Year, you may be hard pressed to go about it, particularly if you haven’t meditated before. Luckily, there are plenty of handy apps available that can lead you through a guided practice. From Headspace to Stop, Breathe & Think, a calmer day is at your fingertips.

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Staying Active: If staying active is a struggle for you, consider some wearable tech for that needed jolt of motivation. Whether you are already an outdoor enthusiast or an aspiring one, a watch that’s also an activity tracker, compass, altimeter and more is a great tool for getting active in the New Year.

For example, the WSD-F30 from the PRO TREK Smart series has Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi and enables the use of offline maps and GPS log recording for up to three consecutive days. And because it is water-resistant up to 50 meters and boasts environmental durability built to military specifications, it’s a sound choice no matter what your 2019 plans include -- be it mountain biking, hiking or whitewater rafting.

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finally learn to play the piano? The struggle to learn a new skill can be disheartening. Learn to make music in a way that’s intuitive and fun so that you stick with it. New models of keyboards often offer features that can help. The CT-X700 from Casio is an affordable option that features a Step-Up lesson system that displays proper fingering and notation, so you can quickly learn songs, and a six-track recorder is waiting for you when you are ready to put your new skills to the test and record your music.

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a foreign language in the New Year is easier than ever before. Whereas in the past, you may have been inclined to buy language CDs and sit in a quiet room to study, now apps such as Duolingo are allowing language learners to squeeze in lessons and practice whenever they have downtime.

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Getting Organized: With tax season on the horizon, and the perennial importance of building savings and having good credit, if you resolve to organize one aspect of your life in the New Year, let it be your finances. Use next generation tools to do so, like the HR-170RC, a printing calculator, which can help you find discrepancies, keep records and get a great start to 2019. Be sure to look for features like fast, two-color printing, tax keys, a calendar and multicolor display. This new year, achieve your resolutions with style and ease, using up-to-date technologies to learn new skills, get organized and more. (StatePoint) l

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designs like the Hankook Kinergy AS EV, engineered to accommodate the complexities of modern electric vehicles.

2. Expectation: A distraction-less drive. There has been plenty of advancement in tools to downplay distracted driving — think Bluetooth, “Do Not Disturb” and similar functions for our mobile devices. It’s too bad there hasn’t been a way to keep our eyes off the other drivers. More than half (58 percent) say that other people’s bad driving is their top distraction on the road. Autonomous technology such as lane keep assistance and automatic emergency braking help compensate for those distractions.

Here are five more futuristic expectations drivers have set as they look down the road: 1. Expectation: Tires that never go flat. According to the Gauge, more than one third (35 percent) of Americans consider the run-flat tire to be the biggest tire technology achievement in recent history. Another 44 percent are looking to see self-repairing tires as an imminent innovation. The reality is, as automotive technology continues to drive forward, tire technology is rolling along right beside it. Tire manufacturers are looking to improve performance and sustainability through inventive

3. Expectation: Cars that can take care of themselves. Nearly half of Americans (48 percent) would love to see their cars equipped with self-maintenance capabilities. In reality, today’s maintenance technology is sophisticated and can predict things like how far you can go until your next oil change. And of course, there’s an app for everything. Now just imagine … how easy would it be if your car couldn’t just tell you it’s time to take it in, but get the job done for you? 4. Expectation: Driverless vehicles for everyone. Autonomous vehicle technology is certainly speeding forward, and there are some who argue it will help create

a safer drive down the road. The survey found that men are nearly twice as likely to opt for self-driving capabilities as women (40 percent versus 24 percent). Those who aren’t looking for cars to drive themselves may like their vehicle to be smart in other ways — like when it comes to their coffee order. Millennials, for example, are significantly more interested in seeing cars be able to automatically order their morning coffee than other age groups (15 percent). 5. Expectation: Lots and lots of legroom. As we look toward the future of car autonomy, it’s clear that Americans would love to kick back and occupy themselves when driving is no longer a responsibility. According to the Gauge, would-be drivers would spend their commutes sightseeing (39 percent), taking a phone call (33 percent) or eating (28 percent). So while today’s reality might not include a table in the car itself, futuristic concepts may include just that! There’s no telling how long it will take to get us to a flying future, or even a fully self-driving one. But there’s also no denying that vehicle and tire technology has come a long way from the days of the horseless buggy and wooden tires, and we can expect some fascinating futuristic tech to come. (BPT) l

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5 WAYS TO GET FINANCIALLY FIT THIS NEW YEAR IN 2019, MANY AMERICANS ARE PLANNING FOR A “BETTER ME” IN THE YEAR AHEAD. GYM MEMBERSHIPS AND DIETS ARE AT THE TOP OF MANY LISTS, BUT WHAT ABOUT FINANCIAL HEALTH? LOSING DEBT CAN BE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS LOSING POUNDS, AND FINANCIAL FITNESS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS PHYSICAL FITNESS.

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ccording to a new survey from Marcus by Goldman Sachs(R), 74 percent of Americans think their financial well-being has an impact on their overall health and 64 percent feel they are not in the best financial shape they could be. On top of that, half of those surveyed (50 percent) think it’s easier to get into better physical shape than financial shape and 59 percent consider tracking expenses and budgeting to be more stressful than trying a new workout.

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Although New Year’s resolutions to improve financial fitness may seem daunting, they are achievable, and their effects can be significant. While it is important to pump iron and feel great physically, it is equally beneficial to pump up your savings and take steps to secure your financial future. Here are five simple ways to help achieve better financial fitness in 2019:

1 Trim down debt: Eliminating debt is a worthy

goal shared by many — 78 percent of those surveyed would rather get rid of their debt than lose weight. Consider instead a debt consolidation personal loan such as those provided by Marcus by Goldman Sachs(R), which offers fixed-rate, no-fee personal loans that could help save on interest when compared to high-interest variable rate credit cards.

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plan should start by establishing a budget that is both effective and achievable. The first step in creating one is to identify your essentials like mortgage or rent, car payments, tuition loans — and determine how much each of these expenses cost you per month. Next,


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average your spending in key categories that occur on an ongoing basis, such as food, gas, clothing, commuting costs and your gym membership. Combine those two figures to determine what your actual expenses and monthly budget are, and any money left over can be considered discretionary. Part of each month’s discretionary budget should be dedicated in advance to savings. Financial fitness introduces a level of discipline to help people make a proactive commitment to saving each month.

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Shred unwanted subscriptions: With a budget in place, it’s all about tracking expenses and ensuring that your spending aligns with what your budget requires. There are many free tools that can help do the work, such as the personal financial management app Clarity Money, which monitors recurring expenses and helps with eliminating unwanted subscriptions. Keeping a tighter rein on your spending makes it easier to trim costs and stick to your budget year-round.

[1] Annual Percentage Yield (APY) may change at any time, before or after account is opened. APY as of [December 26, 2018]. $1 minimum to earn stated APY. A maximum of six withdrawals or transfers per monthly statement period are allowed. Maximum balance limits apply. Informa has obtained the data from various financial institutions and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. National Average rate effective as of September 3, 2018. Learn more at Marcus.com. (BPT)

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Pump up your savings: Look for savings accounts with higher rates that can help your money make more money. A high-yield Online Savings Account from Marcus by Goldman Sachs can earn 4X the national average, with a 2.05 percent APY (annual percentage yield)[1]. There is no minimum deposit required, making it an easy way to begin growing your savings with the cash you already have.

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Find a workout partner: Working out with a partner at the gym helps to establish shared goals, while encouraging accountability. The same is true for financial fitness. Your path to better financial health could accelerate if you can partner with a family member, friend or significant other who’s also interested in their financial well-being. Plan monthly check-ins, arrange mini-competitions for saving more and organize “no spend days” together. You’ll keep each other responsible and build positive mutual support along the way. For more information on approachable solutions to your financial management, head to Marcus.com. l

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A Person You Should Know

MIKE DURHAM

Founder and CEO Peachjar San Diego, California

Who He Is: Mike Durham is founder and CEO of Peachjar. Mike is leading the charge to unite schools, parents, and communities in their joint mission to elevate student outcomes and socialemotional health. Building Bridges: Mike has created a cloud-based platform that today connects 10 million parents with school and community resources to help parents make the most of the 4,000 remaining waking hours a year that their child is not in school. Sustainability Also Matters: Mike’s platform streamlines school-to-home communication by distributing vital school and community resources directly to parents as digital flyers. On average, each school saves 740 hours in labor and 84,000 sheets of paper annually using Peachjar. Engagement Takes Flight: With a degree in engineering and 20 years of experience in aeronautics, Mike is wellequipped to provide educational technology that delivers. His technical and managerial expertise have contributed to the highly scalable, yet intuitive Peachjar platform that effortlessly engages school communities. With Peachjar, tens of thousands of schools and program providers are delivering life-changing opportunities that help parents in guiding their child toward lifelong success. 110

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BIG MOUNTAIN CONTINUES TO MAKE A BIG IMPACT!

BIG MOUNTAIN IS A REGGAE BAND KNOWN FOR ITS REMAKE OF PETER FRAMPTON’S “BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY,” WHICH BECAME A TOP 10 HIT SINGLE IN THE UNITED STATES IN EARLY 1994, REACHING NO. 6 ON THE US BILLBOARD HOT 100, AND NO. 2 IN THE UNITED KINGDOM., AND WON THE MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS AS BEST COVER. THE SONG WAS ALSO FEATURED IN THE SOUNDTRACK OF THE FILM, REALITY BITES STARRING WINONA RYDER AND ETHAN HAWKE. JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2019

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ts follow-up, “Sweet Sensual Love” reached No. 51 in the United Kingdom, while the album Unity went on to sell Sweet Sensual Love” reached No. 51 in the United Kingdom, while the album Unity went on to sell over a million copies worldwide. The band first reached the charts with the song “Touch My Light” in 1993, a song taken from their debut album Wake Up. In 2004, after 15 years and nine albums on major labels, which included Warner Records, Big Mountain decided to take some time off to focus on family and side projects. In 2015 Quino McWhinney, the band’s lead singer, put together a successful Kickstarter campaign to test the waters and finance a recording project. The strong show of support convinced the band it was time for a comeback. The album Perfect Summer was released in 2016 and that same year the band was back on the world stage headlining Rototom Reggae Festival in Valencia, Spain. They have since headlined the One Love Festival in New Zealand, Pol’and’Rock Festival and Colombo Music Festival in Sri Lanka. In 2017 the band received a big boost from Hollywood by being included in the soundtrack for the successful remake of Jumanji. “Baby, I Love Your Way” is proving to be a very successful song as Big Mountain continues to hold onto a strong listening audience worldwide without the help of a major label. The band is currently exceeding 3 million streams per month on Spotify. Big Mountain also holds claim to being pioneers of reggae in Spanish. “Touch My Light” recorded in 1992 was the band’s first radio hit and was recorded in Spanish and English. A disc jockey in El Centro, California took it upon himself to splice a Spanglish version. That version quickly became a favorite around the southwest United States. On Big Mountain’s next album Unity, the song “Un Sensual Amor” became a top 10 hit in Spain in 1994. Quino and his brother James, percussionist and singer of Big Mountain, are Americans of Mexican heritage. Their maternal grandparents migrated to the United States as farmers from Chihuahua, Mexico, in the early 1900’s. Growing up in San Diego, California exposed the McWhinney brothers to the terrible pain and suffering

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families endure when they get torn apart by deportation. They believe all people have a right to travel far and wide to fulfill their dreams, especially when it comes to bettering their lives and the lives of their children and families. Big Mountain released recently their new single “Deportation Nation” and a video filmed by the MexicoUnited States border wall to demonstrate to their undocumented immigrant sisters and brothers that the band stands in solidarity with their plight. But it’s not the first time they sing about this important issue. In 1994, as part of their album Unity, they released a song called “Border Town” to express their views on this issue. I had an awesome time chatting with Big Mountain and learned, in addition to their big talent, they have big hearts. They take seriously their responsibility to bring hope to the many they touch through their music and philanthropy. William Jackson: Who are the members of Big Mountain? Big Mountain: The group is comprised of: Vocals / Guitar: Quino McWhinney Vocals / Percussion: James McWhinney Drums: Paul Kastick Keyboards: Richard Goofy Campbell Guitar / Vocals: Chizzy Chisholm Bass: Michael Ortiz William: Why was the name Big Mountain selected as the name of the band? Big Mountain: Originally the band’s name was Shiloh, but we found out the name was already trademarked so we were forced to change the name. Several of our first performances were playing benefit shows for a community of Native Americans, Navajos in Arizona who were being forced to relocate from their traditional homelands. We were inspired by their defiance and determination to maintain their traditional way of life. So, we chose to adopt the name of the struggle which was Big Mountain. William: Would I be correct in saying recognizing and empathizing with social issues are important to Big Mountain? JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2019

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Big Mountain: Yes, that is correct. We’ve always been very inspired to play music in support of worthy causes but especially the struggle of indigenous peoples who fight to maintain identity and traditional ways of life. Many forces like capitalism, border security, and racism come into conflict with these goals and we fight against those forces with our music. William: Several of your members have exposure to a culturally diverse family touched with great personal trauma. How do you believe this has impacted your lives? Big Mountain: Our life experiences have made us very sensitive to anyone who struggles. Creating art is a way to cope with our own struggles and we try to transmit a commitment to healing through our music. William: How has this impacted the comprehension of oppression and injustice? Big Mountain: Big Mountain began in San Diego, California along the United States / Mexico border and our lives have been deeply influenced by this experience. Borders are unnatural barriers created to oppress and control human movement. They’re not built to protect but on the contrary to exploit people so when you live and observe the way these types of forces destroy communities and harm families then those experiences will affect the art that you create. William: Commencing in 2004 Big Mountain took a break from music. Why was this necessary? Big Mountain: It was a part of life. Music business is not easy to negotiate for a lifetime. At some point our minds and bodies needed a rest from pressures brought about from such a public way of life. We never meant for the break to be so long, but life happened and made it difficult to get the band back together again. We’re very happy to be back. William: What continued to be sources of inspiration during this period? Big Mountain: We all continued to be musicians and work in different capacities. We all appreciate each other much more and continue to be dear friends. JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2019

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William: What did you learn further about yourselves? Big Mountain: As was mentioned, it wasn’t easy to get the band back together, so we learned how much we appreciated each other and how much chemistry the band has as a team. We all had the opportunity to work with other musicians and we learned it’s not easy to find successful working relationships. William: Tell us about “Deportation Nation” and its deeper meaning? Big Mountain: It’s very painful to see so much scapegoating and open racism in our country. We wanted to show a sense of pride and defiance against hatred and remind those affected by the anti-brown sentiment in the country that Big Mountain supports people of color and immigrants and that we need to stand up strong against ignorance.

Big Mountain: To touch the senses in an honest and sincere way that triggers true insight into who we are as human beings and what we are supposed to be experiencing in this life, the only life we know of. William: How do you hope your music contributes to the ‘better world’? Big Mountain: We hope Big Mountain can help people find a path that feels like home to them. Make them analyze all the points and connections that brought them to the present. We believe if people have a sense of dignity and purpose then they can respect the dignity that exists in other people and this experience that we are having in this planet that we share.

William: Was it cathartic to create this song especially with the socially and politically focused issues occurring in today’s America? Big Mountain: Yes, absolutely. We really wanted to make our opinions heard and go down on the record as strongly opposed to hatred. It was so important to make our contribution in a strong provocative way.

William: As a human race where do we go from here? Big Mountain: Hopefully we come to understand we are all indigenous to somewhere. Our connection to the land is our foundation. Our ancestors traveled like the wind and that impulse is still within us. We still share an essence that is ancient and beautiful. With meditation and patience, we can find that beauty way. It’s in every culture that humans have produced, and we are all capable of returning to that place.

William: In order for us, as humans, to create and maintain a ‘better world’, what do you believe it’s necessary for us to do? Big Mountain: We must focus on foundation values like communication. If we can establish healthy channels of communication devoid of hierarchy, gender conflict, and class distinction then we’ll no doubt make progress in building solutions.

William: What are your most important wishes for your families? Big Mountain: We hope our work is looked upon in a positive light. Art can be so disruptive in families and in this society family members can come to resent it. Our families will have to struggle through their own life experiences, but we hope the time we have spent in the studio and on the road away from home had meaning and purpose.

William: Please describe the essence of your vision of the ‘better world’. Big Mountain: We must make life more meaningful. We need to lower our material expectations and find ways to touch the soul.

William: Big Mountain, how are you living your most influential lives? Big Mountain: Big Mountain is a group of friends. We’re enjoying performing together and spending time together on the road. We have energy to do some great work and just want to find the time and space to accomplish this. We still have some things to prove to ourselves. Our work is not done. l

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Un nuevo ciclo da curso con metas y circunstancias por superar. Esperamos que nuestra condición humana nos permita evolucionar y ser capaces de rectificar nuestros errores y comprender el valor de canalizar la energía en fuentes positivas.

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Nuestro mundo es una célula cambiante, un ente inesperadamente hermoso, pero también muy vertiginoso. La velocidad de nuestras decisiones a veces nos arropa y nos desplaza de nuestros verdaderos y cálidos sueños. En esta oportunidad, nuestra edición abre curiosas puertas y muestra una vitrina para demostrarles lo valioso de conectar la mente, el cuerpo y el espíritu con el propósito de ser mejores día a día.

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.

Nuestro exterior es simplemente un maquillaje frente al inestimable peso de nuestro interior. Si la armonía juega en nuestros adentros, brillaremos por afuera.

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No somos gurús. Tampoco tenemos un brebaje para la “vida perfecta”. Pero tenemos talentos de todas partes del mundo que nos ofrecen herramientas para mejorar tu vida. En estas páginas encontrarás formas para calmar y elevar tu consciencia. Consejos para hacer de la alimentación y el ejercicio una dupla sinigual. También verás lo importante que es la naturaleza para lograr tus objetivos. Pero sobretodo comprender que la felicidad es más cercana a nosotros de lo que podemos entender. Nacimos con ella. Recuerda que una sonrisa puede cambiar el mundo de alguien. Nuestra primera edición de 2019 es una condensación de nuestras alegrías y satisfacciones. Y, como siempre, tú formas parte de ella. Abrazos, Argenis Gudiño Editor Spanish InFluential

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Actualmente es maquillador de Revlon Venezuela, Kiko (marca italiana de cosméticos), Peggy Sage (marca francesa de maquillaje) y Loreal Paris Venezuela.

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Spanish EL ESTRÉS ES UN FACTOR DE RIESGO CARDÍACO Y AUNQUE NO HAY ESTUDIOS DEFINITIVOS QUE LO CERTIFIQUEN, LA PRÁCTICA MÉDICA ASÍ LO EVIDENCIA: CUANTO MENOS ESTRÉS TIENE UNA PERSONA, MENOR RIESGO DE PADECER UN ACCIDENTE CARDIOVASCULAR. Y VICEVERSA unque no ha sido hasta 2012 cuando el estrés ha aparecido como factor de riesgo cardíaco en la Guía Europea de Prevención Cardiovascular, desde la práctica médica se recomienda desde hace años prestar atención a este proceso que, si se instala de forma habitual en nuestra vida cotidiana, puede acabar afectando a nuestra salud.

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La vinculación entre el estrés y el riesgo cardiovascular ha tardado décadas en demostrarse. Y han sido los estudios epidemiológicos realizados tras grandes crisis y catástrofes los que han revelado que el estrés mental acaba desencadenando enfermedades cardiovasculares. Sucesos como los terremotos de Atenas (1981), Los Ángeles (1994) e Hyogo (1995) provocaron un aumento de entre dos y cinco veces las muertes no traumáticas debidas a problemas cardiovasculares. Y en los atentados contra las Torres Gemelas de Nueva York, lo que las autoridades sanitarias detectaron fue un incremento en el número de disparos de los desfibriladores cardíacos automáticos implantados en pacientes para restablecer su actividad cardíaca. Este último es el que suscita mayor interés en la población general, teniendo en cuenta que el nivel de consumo de ansiolíticos se ha disparado en la última década en Argentina, superando la media de consumo de los países en la región, según el último informe del Sindicato Argentino de Bioquímicos y Farmacéuticos. En este se señala que 8 millones de argentinos han tomado ansiolíticos en el último año. Y es que la crisis derivada de la mala situación económica y laboral ha multiplicado las situaciones de estrés en muchos ámbitos.

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Dolores frecuentes de cabeza, musculares y viscerales. Fatiga habitual. Aumento de la temperatura corporal. Sudoración continua. Molestias gastrointestinales (diarrea, indigestión). Sarpullidos. Sequedad de la boca y la garganta. Alimentación excesiva. Consumo de tóxicos. Insomnio. Tics nerviosos, irritabilidad, pánico, déficit de concentración y memoria, miedos, fobias, mal humor... Sensación de fracaso. Disfunción sexual. Problemas laborales. Conducta antisocial. ENERO / FEBRERO 2019 SPANISH

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Spanish ¿Cómo podemos entender el estrés desde la perspectiva del health coaching? El estrés es la respuesta de nuestro cuerpo frente a los distintos desafíos que enfrenta en nuestra vida diaria. Es un mecanismo fisiológico de nuestro cuerpo que viene predeterminado en nosotros y es así que gracias al estrés pudimos sobrevivir en el tiempo. Se trata de una técnica de supervivencia, una suerte de llave a una puerta de reacciones para nuestro cuerpo, que, como veremos a continuación, puede beneficiarnos o bien llevarnos a padecer diversas enfermedades e incluso, agravar otras. Existen distintos tipos y clasificaciones de estrés: el físico, el mental y el emocional. Y a su vez, podemos subdividirlo en agudo, aquel que se siente por un período corto específico a una situación determinada; y el crónico, que a diferencia del agudo, es el que se experimenta a largo plazo, aquel que hace que nuestro cuerpo esté en estado de alerta, pero de modo permanente. También debemos diferenciar entre el estrés consciente, que es aquel que la persona realmente siente, y al no percibido, que es aquel que no se siente directamente. Por lo tanto, dos personas pueden reaccionar y sentir una situación determinada de modos diferentes, lo cual implica que el abordaje del estrés desde la mirada del health coaching refuerce una de sus premisas fundamentales: la bioindividualidad. Aquello que me estresa y me perjudica a mí, probablemente no lo haga a otra persona que reacciona de un modo distinto frente a la misma situación. Por esto, es fundamental, prestarnos atención, escuchar nuestro cuerpo y nuestra mente para estar conscientes de aquello que nos desequilibra y nos causa estrés. El estrés y la alimentación están estrechamente relacionados. El estrés es un factor muy importante a tener en cuenta para mantener nuestra salud en el día a día y aún más si es que deseamos mantener una alimentación saludable. La alimentación, el estado general anímico y la capacidad de lograr un descanso

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óptimo son las áreas más afectadas por niveles de estrés elevados. “Comer apurados, ‘a las corridas’ hace que no mastiquemos correctamente nuestra comida y esto afecta directamente la digestión, impidiendo así que el proceso se realice como debería ser de un modo normal”, indica la especialista en salud. Vivir apurados hace además que no logremos apreciar y estar en el momento presente y disfrutar de aquellas tareas que realizamos, lo que tiene un efecto rebote en nuestra calidad de descanso. “Lograr un descanso satisfactorio es una de las áreas en las que el estrés incide directamente ya sea por no lograr dormirse o bien por despertarse en el medio del descanso, interrumpiéndolo, creando así un círculo vicioso de agotamiento y falta de descanso permanente”. Probablemente en situaciones de estrés agudo, se sientan deseos compulsivos de comer, aún sin hambre; mientras que en situaciones de estrés crónico, haya una relación directa entre la elección de alimentos en el día a día. Es decir, que se tiende a realizar malas elecciones alimentarias en períodos de estrés crónico, lo cual causa niveles elevados de inflamación que crean el escenario perfecto para aumentar la acumulación de grasa y llegar a un estado de obesidad. Esto es así porque cuando estamos atravesando períodos de estrés, se tiende a preferir alimentos con un alto índice glucémico, ya que nuestro cuerpo nos pide más azúcar para obtener una fuente rápida de energía y además aumentar la secreción de dopamina, la hormona del bienestar. Este tipo de conductas fomenta también comportamientos compulsivos que no hacen


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más que acelerar este círculo vicioso entre estrés y desordenes en la alimentación.

10 Consejos prácticos desde el health coaching para mejorar el estrés

1. Comenzar una práctica de meditación o mindfulness. Con sólo 5 minutos diarios se han evidenciado mejoras notorias con respecto a los niveles de estrés.

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2. Descansar. Es clave dormir y descansar para recuperar el cuerpo y la mente. 3. Respirar conscientemente. Tomar consciencia de la respiración y practicar sesiones de respiraciones profundas, abdominales y realmente oxigenantes.

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4. Mantener tu espacio cotidiano organizado y ordenado. 5. Planificarse las tareas semanales y mensuales, mediante metas realizables.

6. Reducir el tiempo de exposición frente a las pantallas. Los teléfonos celulares, las computadoras, tabletas, etc hacen que interfieran en nuestro descanso y representan una fuente de estimulación.

7. Reducir el consumo de cafeína y alimentos ricos en azúcar. Al ingerir menos alimentos estimulantes, el cuerpo por sí solo comienza a recuperarse y a relajarse.

8. Priorizar el consumo de frutas y verduras, en especial aquellas que contienen vitamina C, como cítricos, tomates y bayas de Goji

9. Incorporar tés de hierbas, como por ejemplo, tilo, melisa, lavanda.

10. Moderar los alimentos procesados y refinados y preferir aquellos integrales, como harinas y arroces integrales.l

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DEL ÁREA DEL PAÑAL ermatitis del área del pañal se refiere a la erupción que ocurre en el área de la piel cubierta por el pañal e incluye todos los procesos inflamatorios que afectan la porción inferior del abdomen, genitales, nalgas y la porción superior de los muslos.

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CONTINUAMOS CON ESTE INTERESANTE TEMA QUE SIN DUDA ALGUNA INSTRUIRÁ A LOS PADRES EN FUNCIÓN DEL BIENESTAR DE SUS HIJOS. PARA FAMILIARIZARNOS NUEVAMENTE CON EL TEMA COLOCAREMOS UN BREVE CONCEPTO QUE DESCRIBE EL TEMA A TRATAR

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Diagnóstico El diagnóstico es eminentemente clínico, y no hay ninguna prueba que laboratorio que lo confirme. En casos de sobreinfección candidósica o bacteriana debe tomarse cultivo de las lesiones sospechosas.

Diagnóstico de la dermatitis de la zona del pañal por cándida Toma de muestra: Es variable, ya que la candidiasis puede presentarse en todas las partes del cuerpo. Examen directo: El material obtenido se coloca entre portaobjetos y cubreobjetos con un aclarante, de preferencia negro de clorazol o hidróxido de potasio de 10 a 20%. Se pueden realizar también tinciones como Gram, Wright, Giemsa, PAS e incluso Papanicolau. Al microscopio se observan grandes cúmulos de blastoconidios de aproximadamente 2 a 4 µm de diámetro y seudohifas cortas o largas e hifas, que determinan el estado patógeno y virulento de la levadura y confirman el diagnostico. En el caso de piel y uñas, por lo regular no se encuentran seudohifas, pero el solo aislamiento del hongo en los medios de cultivo indica la enfermedad, debido a que Candida Sp, no es flora habitual de la región. Cultivo: Las diversas especies de Candida sp crecen en la mayor parte de los medios de cultivo habituales. Es importante saber que C. albicans y C. dubliniensis ENERO / FEBRERO 2019 SPANISH

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Diagnóstico diferencial El área del pañal es una zona especialmente propensa al desarrollo de ciertas enfermedades, que deben diferenciarse de la dermatitis irritativa. Éstas incluyen: Dermatitis seborreica. Se produce un eritema rosado, con descamación untuosa, que afecta predominantemente a los pliegues inguinales.

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Psoriasis del pañal. Se considera una forma de psoriasis desencadenada por fenómenos traumáticos y friccionales. Se manifiesta como placas eritematosas vivas, de márgenes bien definidos, con descamación leve o moderada.

Miliaria rubra. Es una lesión bastante común, debida a un exceso de sudoración local asociado a obstrucción relativa del orificio del conducto sudoríparo. Se producen pápulas eritematosas aisladas, a veces coronadas por una vesícula o una pequeña pústula

Dermatitis atópica. Por las condiciones de hiperhidratación y oclusión de la zona del pañal, es poco frecuente la dermatitis atópica en esta zona, y casi siempre aparece asociada a otras lesiones atópicas.

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Candidiasis del pañal. Aunque la candidiasis del pañal es una complicación no infrecuente de la dermatitis irritativa del pañal, la candidiasis primaria muestra un eritema más vivo o violáceo, afectación de los pliegues, un borde nítido y formación de pápulas o pápulo -pústulas periféricas.

Herpes simple primario genital. La aparición de las típicas vesículas arracimadas herpéticas sobre una base eritematosa puede confundirse en ocasiones con la dermatitis erosiva del pañal.

Sífilis congénita. Muy infrecuente en nuestro medio, cursa con pápulas o placas de superficie plana y coloración eritematosa a parduzca, que pueden ser numerosas y confluentes en la zona perianal.

Acrodermatitis enteropática. Como consecuencia del déficit congénito de zinc se pueden producir lesiones eritematosas y descamativas, con unos bordes bien definidos y desflecados, asociados a irritabilidad y cierto grado de alopecia como manifestaciones más incipientes.

Histiocitosis de células de Langerhans. Se puede presentar en el área del pañal como eritema rosado erosivo y descamativo que afecta predominantemente a los pliegues inguinales, resistente a los tratamientos tópicos, o como pápulas eritematosas con aspecto purpúrico.


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pañal. Para este fin, son adecuadas las pastas o pastas al agua con óxido de zinc. Pueden administrarse como fórmulas magistrales o como productos envasados comercialmente. Se han comercializado igualmente pastas con oxido de zinc que llevan sustancias que inhiben la acción de las enzimas fecales.

Prevención El abordaje de la dermatitis irritativa del pañal debe ir orientado tanto hacia la prevención como al tratamiento sintomático de las lesiones establecidas. Profilaxis: Se aconseja realizar una buena higiene de la zona, que debe permanecer siempre seca y limpia. La limpieza de la zona se realizará con agua tibia o con un jabón ácido o neutro, desaconsejándose los perfumes. Evitar toallas húmedas con olor por el alto contenido en perfumes, se recomienda utilizar algodón con agua para realizar una limpieza gentil.

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Se efectuarán cambios frecuentes de los pañales, e incluso en niños con episodios repetidos puede ser útil mantenerlos unas horas al día sin pañales, si es posible. Parece claro que el factor crucial en la prevención de la dermatitis irritativa del pañal parece ser el número de cambios de pañal al día.

La maceración puede evitarse con polvos de talco u óxido de zinc, aunque estos polvos están desaconsejados en erosiones de la piel, pues podrían producirse granulomas por cuerpo extraño. No se utilizarán de modo profiláctico corticoides, antifúngicos ni antibióticos tópicos, por el riesgo de sensibilización.

Se debe aplicar, a cada cambio de pañal, un producto protector que aísle la piel del contacto con el

Dermatitis del área del pañal se refiere a la erupción que ocurre en el área de la piel cubierta por el pañal e incluye todos los procesos inflamatorios que afectan la porción inferior del abdomen, genitales, nalgas y la porción superior de los muslos

Los pañales actuales desechables extra-absorbentes contienen un material absorbente en gel dentro del núcleo de celulosa. El material absorbente en gel es un poliacrilato sódico con uniones cruzadas, que tiene la capacidad de absorber varias veces su propio peso de orina. Además, posee una capacidad de tampón que reduce el pH elevado de la zona del pañal. Los pañales extra-absorbentes difieren, según los distintos fabricantes, en composición, cantidad y distribución del material en gel dentro del núcleo de celulosa.

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En dermatitis moderadas o severas, la aplicación de corticoides tópicos de baja o moderada potencia reduce o elimina la inflamación, el uso de estos medicamentos se recomienda solo por médicos expertos en el tema porque puede incrementar la sobreinfección micotica y bacteriana. La absorción percutánea de los corticoides de aplicación tópica en la zona del pañal está incrementada por la oclusión.

La sobreinfección por Candida albicans es bastante frecuente, y muchos casos de dermatitis del pañal se benefician de la aplicación tópica de un antifúngico. En muchos casos, la asociación de un corticoide suave con un antifúngico tópico es de gran utilidad.

Los antibióticos tópicos deben emplearse en caso de sobreinfección bacteriana demostrada, pues su valor profiláctico no está demostrado y su aplicación sobre piel irritada puede hacer empeorar el cuadro. Los preparados en polvos pueden actuar como astringentes, además de antibacterianos, y son útiles en la dermatitis perianal. Se ha preconizado la utilización aislada de mupirocina para la dermatitis del pañal. l ENERO / FEBRERO 2019 SPANISH

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MÉTODO montessori EL MÉTODO MONTESSORI ESTÁ BASADO EN INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS RELACIONADAS CON LA CAPACIDAD DE LOS NIÑOS PARA ABSORBER CONOCIMIENTO DE SUS ALREDEDORES, ASÍ COMO EL INTERÉS QUE ESTOS TENÍAN POR MATERIALES QUE SE PUDIERAN MANIPULAR. CADA EQUIPO, CADA EJERCICIO, CADA MÉTODO MONTESSORI DESARROLLADO, FUE BASADO EN LO QUE ELLA OBSERVO QUE HACÍAN NATURALMENTE, ES DECIR, POR SÍ MISMOS, SIN AYUDA DE LOS ADULTOS aría Montessori busca la creación de un ambiente donde la infancia se sienta feliz, y en donde todo esté adaptado a sus posibilidades y grado de desarrollo. Comienza para ello por adaptar el espacio y los objetos. Las 5 áreas del método Montessori son: Vida práctica. Sensorial. Matemáticas. Lenguaje. Cultura.

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cocinar, limpiar, etc. Los infantes al hacer estas actividades diariamente se sienten muy familiarizado con ellas. Hay que dejarles y darles las herramientas necesarias para que practiquen y se sientan útiles. Esto ayudará a que ganen más autonomía y no dependan tanto de sus padres. A ellos les encanta poder realizar cosas de modo independiente, les hace sentirse mayores. Para ellos es un juego en el que aprenden y adquieren costumbres sanas sin darse cuenta.

Sensorial Como su palabra indica es un área que consiste en despertar, desarrollar y perfeccionar todos los sentidos. Gracias a esto los más pequeños son capaces de descubrir y explorar el mundo que les rodea. A través de ellos se transmite mucha información y los niños aprenden sin darse cuenta. No solo se trabaja los sentidos del tacto, vista, oído, olfato y gusto. Montessori añade también un sexto sentido. Lo llama el sentido estereognóstico. Se trabaja a través del tacto pero sin utilizar la visión. Una de las actividades más conocidas es la caja sorpresa. Una caja donde meten las manos pero no pueden ver lo que hay dentro, ni


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sacarlo. Tienen que decirnos que sienten, que aspecto tiene lo que están tocando y para los niños más mayores adivinarlo. Trabajan percepciones sensoriales que les serán muy útiles en el desarrollo.

Matemáticas En esta área se trabaja el reconocimiento de los números y las cantidades. Con las matemáticas los materiales empiezan siendo de una manera fácil y van sumando dificultad a medida que adquieren conocimientos. Los niños empiezan aprendiendo exactamente la cantidad que un número simbólico representa. (Ejemplo, cuantos objetos hacen falta para representar el número 2).

Lenguaje Aquí se fomenta el lenguaje a través de la fonética de las letras, tarjetas de palabras y gramática en general.

Cultura El interés del niño por la geografía, ciencia, estudio cósmico, arte, música, zoología, botánica e idiomas. Todas ellas hacen que el niño sienta curiosidad por el mundo y hacia ideas diferentes. En esta área hay partes que pueden disfrutar los niños de 2 años más o menos y otras partes en las que quizás empiecen a interesarse a partir de los 4 años. Las edades son aproximadas. Habrá niños que se interesarán antes por unos temas y otros después. Lo que es seguro, es que una vez empiecen el colegio nos vendrá muy bien explicarle de una forma muy diferente, más práctica y más divertida todo lo que le explican los libros y Montessori nos da mucho juego para hacerlo. l

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CONSISTE EN EL PROCESO DE REMOCIÓN Y RENOVACIÓN CELULAR DE LA PIEL MEDIANTE LA ELIMINACIÓN DE LAS CÉLULAS DE LA EPIDERMIS, PUEDE SER FISIOLÓGICA, ES DECIR LA QUE SUCEDE DE FORMA NATURAL Y COMO PARTE DEL CICLO DE LA PIEL, QUE SUCEDE CADA 3 SEMANAS Y ELIMINA LAS CÉLULAS “MUERTAS”; O PUEDE SER INDUCIDA, COMO LA QUE LOGRAMOS MEDIANTE LA APLICACIÓN DE PRODUCTOS QUE POR MEDIO FÍSICO (FRICCIONANDO) O QUÍMICO (PEELING) CONSIGUEN REMOVER PARCIALMENTE LA CAPA MAS SUPERFICIAL DE LA PIEL, LLAMADA TAMBIÉN EPIDERMIS a exfoliación inducida puede tener fines cosméticos o terapéuticos, en el primer caso se usa para eliminar células muertas e impurezas y lograr una apariencia fresca y tersa de la piel; en el segundo caso puede usarse para eliminar algunas lesiones pre malignas, disminuir los efectos del foto daño, como coadyuvante en el tratamiento de patologías como psoriasis.

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Spanish Exfoliación física En el caso de la exfoliación física el mecanismo de acción consiste en el uso de partículas abrasivas que pueden tener un tamaño entre 100 y 1000 mm, es decir 1 milímetro o menos; estas partículas realizan un efecto de “limado o lijado” sobre la piel, de ahí uno de los efectos que se obtiene como la mayor suavidad del área tratada, sin embargo, este mismo efecto puede volverse nocivo cuando se usan productos inadecuados o productos adecuados pero en áreas extremadamente sensibles, en esos casos el resultado puede ser una piel inflamada, irritada y con presencia de micro laceraciones. En el mercado comercial el tipo de productos que se consiguen están en función del resultado que se busque y el área específica a tratar, por lo tanto, existen productos especiales para exfoliación corporal y facial, dentro de los faciales también se han diseñado productos ideales para cada patología y tipo de piel. Las partículas que se usan para realizar exfoliación física pueden tener origen vegetal (hueso de melocotón, cáscara de almendra, avellana o nuez, piel de naranja entre otros); animal (cáscara de huevo, coraza de algunos crustáceos); mineral (arcilla, arena); o sintético (polietileno, polipropileno, polivinilo, caolín y otros). Las partículas de origen vegetal tienen el mayor poder exfoliante, pero por su tamaño y estructura están contraindicados para pieles sensibles ya que son los mas irritantes, las de origen sintético son las que tienden a causar menos irritación. Modo de exfoliación: A. Exfoliación facial con emulsiones o geles: 1. Aplique agua tibia directamente en el rostro para humedecerlo. 2. Aplique el exfoliante (el tamaño de un frijol es suficiente para toda la cara). 3. Realice un masaje suave con movimientos circulares durante 1 minuto.

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4. Enjuague la cara con abundante agua hasta asegurarse de haber eliminado todo el producto. 5. Seque el rostro suavemente sin friccionar o frotar. 6. Aplique su tónico facial. 7. Continúe con su rutina habitual Precaución: Durante todo el proceso se debe evitar contorno de ojos. Frecuencia: Este proceso se recomienda cada 2 a 3 semanas dependiendo del tipo de piel. Recomendación: Ideal para pieles jóvenes, pieles con tendencia grasa, con acné y pieles sensibles. B. Exfoliación facial con cremas y cepillos eléctricos: 1. Limpie su piel previamente. 2. Seque la piel hasta eliminar la humedad. 3. Aplique la crema exfoliante en 5 puntos (frente, mejillas, nariz y barbilla) 4. Masajee la piel durante 1 minuto con el aplicador. 5. Enjuague la piel con abundante agua. 6. Aplique una crema hidratante o calmante. Precaución: Durante todo el proceso se debe evitar contorno de ojos. Posterior al procedimiento no use cremas que contengan derivados de la vitamina A o Alfa hidroxiácidos (AHA’s). Frecuencia: Este proceso se recomienda cada 3 a 4 semanas. Recomendación: Ideal para pieles maduras. La velocidad del masaje debe ser suave inicialmente y se ira aumentando de manera progresiva según lo tolere la piel. C. Exfoliación corporal: 1. Se realiza durante el baño habitual una vez la piel se encuentre humedecida.


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2. Aplique el exfoliante (el tamaño de una moneda es suficiente para un área, por ejemplo, espalda completa, glúteos completos, piernas completas). 3. Realice movimientos circulares firmes. 4. Enjuague como lo haría normalmente durante el baño hasta asegurarse de haber eliminado todo el producto. 5. Seque el cuerpo con toques suaves sin frotar. 6. Aplique su hidratante corporal habitual. Precaución: No realizar este procedimiento en piel irritada o recientemente bronceada, tampoco tras quemaduras. Frecuencia: Este proceso se recomienda cada 3 semanas dependiendo del tipo de piel. Recomendación: Realizar en piel gruesa como codos, rodillas, talones; o en áreas como glúteos, piernas y espalda. La exfoliación corporal se recomienda también en pacientes que realicen procedimientos de auto bronceado. D. Las técnicas de microdermoabrasión deben ser realizar de forma exclusiva dentro de un consultorio médico, el proceso debe ser supervisado por un especialista. Complicaciones habituales: El uso excesivo de exfoliantes, la exfoliación física con productos manuales como guantes, esponjas o zacate están asociados con el desarrollo de manchas y engrosamiento de piel, esto se conoce en dermatología como dermatosis friccional y es muy común; se debe recordar que la piel es un órgano que al inflamarse desarrolla mecanismos

de protección como el aumento de sus capas con el engrosamiento e hiperpigmentación secundaria. Recuerda: El engrosamiento de la piel de cuello y nuca, así como el aumento en su pigmentación corresponden frecuentemente a una patología que se denomina Acantosis nigricans, cuyo origen es metabólico (desequilibrio entre la glucosa o azúcar en sangre y la insulina, que es la sustancia que la regula), por lo que requiere ser valorado por el medico antes de buscar realizar exfoliaciones para mejorar la apariencia de esa zona.

Exfoliación química o peeling químico Consiste en la aplicación de un producto químico sobre la piel que provoca una quemadura controlada y con la eliminación secundaria de las capas cutáneas. Dependiendo del tipo de químico elegido el efecto puede ser mas o menos profundo. Estos procedimientos deben ser realizados de forma exclusiva por personal medico y el especialista idóneo para formularlos o indicarlos es el dermatólogo, que es quien ha dedicado 3 años de su formación medica al estudio de la piel. l

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CON EL AUGE DE LA TECNOLOGÍA E INDUSTRIALIZACIÓN DEL SECTOR ALIMENTOS CADA VEZ SE HACE MÁS DIFÍCIL VER EN EL HOGAR ALIMENTOS NO PROCESADOS, POR ELLO UN SECTOR DE LA POBLACIÓN SE ENCUENTRA EN LA BÚSQUEDA DE ALTERNATIVAS SALUDABLES QUE PERMITAN MANTENER LA FRESCURA DE LOS ALIMENTOS QUE COLOCAMOS EN LA MESA 154 SPANISH

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uchos se sorprenden al ver como Michelle Badillo dio un giro total a su carrera, si bien Latinoamérica la recuerda como reina de belleza, imagen de campañas y la glamorosa animadora de HOLA TV hoy esta carismática mujer sea dedicado a crear proyectos en pro de mejorar la calidad de vida de sus seguidores de manera integral, ofreciendo no solo consejos nutricionales también aportando tips de armonía para equilibrar el ser. Hoy entramos en la cocina con Michelle para descubrir algunas recetas saludables con múltiples beneficios para tu salud.

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Bundt cake de calabaza En estas semanas de inicio de año abundan las recetas con vegetales, son deliciosos y sumamente versátiles para combinar con distintos sabores, y yo que no me puedo aguantar para cocinar y preparar cantidad de variantes con este ingrediente tuve este resultado: un bund cake delicioso para merendar.

Ingredientes: • 2 tazas de puré de calabaza. • 2 huevos • ½ taza de aceite de oliva • 2 tazas de harina de avena • ½ taza de stevia • 1 cda de canela • 1 cda de vainilla • 1 cda de jengibre Preparación: Lo primero que debes hacer es el puré de la calabaza, para eso existen varias opciones: hornear la calabaza boca abajo por 30 minutos, cortar la calabaza en cubos después de haberla lavado muy bien e introducirla al microondas por 5 minutos o hervirla hasta que quede tan suave que puedas hacerla puré. De las opciones la que más me gusta es hornearla, pero si estás corta de tiempo con meterla al microondas te

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Paletas heladas de fruta

basta. Luego que hagas el puré de calabaza añádele los ingredientes húmedos en un bowl, luego agrega poco a poco los secos. Revuelve todo muy bien hasta que quede una mezcla homogénea. Hornea por 25 minutos o hasta que al pincharlo con un palito de madera salga húmedo.

Ideal para compartir con la familia y amigos. No hay nada mejor para estos momentos que un helado para matar ese antojo dulce por la tarde. Están hechos a base de frutas frescas, muy naturales y bajos en calorías.

Puedes agregarle nueces dentro de la preparación o por encima. No te preocupes si la torta queda muy húmeda o no cocida por completo, este postre suele quedar húmedo en el centro. Lo puedes disfrutar en una rica tarde de té o café con tus amigas o dárselo a tus hijos como merienda.

Ingredientes: • 2 tazas de frutas (blueberrys, fresas, cerezas y banana) • 2 tazas de yogurt griego o yogurt bajo en grasa • ¼ taza de stevia o miel • 8 palitos de madera

¡No dejes de aprovechar cualquier ingrediente de temporada!

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que homogeneicen. Vacía la preparación en vasos plásticos desechables o los moldes especiales para paletas e introduce el palito de madera. Colócalo en el congelador por 4 horas y estarán listos para comer. Esta receta es muy fácil y divertida de hacer con los niños, perfecta para compartir durante este día. Además de sabrosa super saludable, los blueberrys están entre los alimentos que más antioxidantes poseen, ayudan a nuestro cuerpo a protegerse del envejecimiento y muchas enfermedades, contienen vitamina C, vitamina K, manganeso, muchísima fibra y otros nutrientes. Tiene un alto contenido en agua y son muy bajos en calorías, una taza tiene aproximadamente 84 calorías. La banana y la fresa no se quedan atrás, son unas frutas poderosísimas y fuente de potasio y ácido fólico, con una gran cantidad de fibra y agradable sabor.

Hamburguesas veganas de caraotas (porotos) y quinoa Si eres vegano, comes la mayoría del tiempo legumbres, pero si quieres variar un poco tu alimentación, no puede dejar de probar esta hamburguesa vegana a base de frijoles negros y quinoa. Es muy fácil de hacer y solo requiere de 10 ingredientes supersaludables y fáciles de conseguir, y que hasta puedes tener en tu casa. Ingredientes: • 1 taza de quinoa cocida • 1 lata o 15 onzas de frijoles negros • 2/3 taza de nueces pacanas • 1 cda de aceite de coco • 1 taza colmada de batata en rodajas • 2 tazas de champiñones • 1/2 cdta de sal marina • 2 1/2 cucharaditas de chile en polvo • 2 1/2 cucharaditas de comino en polvo • 3 cdas de salsa de barbacoa vegana

Preparación: Lo primero que debes hacer es cocinar los frijoles negros o caraotas. Dora en el horno durante 10 minutos las nueces, ten cuidado de que no se quemen y deja enfriar. Mientras tanto, calienta un sartén a fuego medio bajo. Una vez caliente, agrega el aceite y la batata. Cubre y cocina durante 3-4 minutos o hasta que ambos lados estén dorados. Agrega a la sartén los champiñones y cocínalos a fuego medio hasta que estén dorados. Procesa los frijoles negros, las nueces hasta que quede una textura homogénea. Luego añade la batata cocida, ENERO / FEBRERO 2019 SPANISH

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Spanish los champiñones, la quinoa, la sal marina, el chile en polvo, el comino. Nuevamente mézclalo. Coloca esa mezcla a un bowl y agrega el resto de la quinoa. Prueba y ajusta el sabor, si necesita sal o si la mezcla queda demasiado húmeda podrás agregarle más quinoa. Si quieres que esté más ahumada utiliza comino, chile en polvo para calentar, salsa BBQ para obtener dulzura. Refrigera la mezcla en la nevera por 30 minutos y luego haz bolitas y aplástalas. Dora en un sartén antiadherente a fuego medio. Luego, voltea cuidadosamente y cocina por 4-5 minutos por el otro lado Sírvela con una ensalada de rúgula, lechuga, tomate y pan integral.

Panquecas saludables para desayunar Las panquecas o hot cakes pueden resultar para muchos unos de los desayunos más ricos dentro de sus opciones. Hoy en día existen infinidades de recetas saludables para prepararlas. Unas de mis recetas favoritas es usar harina de avena, la puedo mezclar con alguna fruta de temporada para darle ese toquecito dulce o especial que deseo. También le agrego semillas de chía orgánica para hacerlas mucho más nutritivas y agregarle más fibra. Son perfectas para incluir en el menú de tu familia alimentos saludables, además de compartir un momento único sobre la mesa. Ingredientes: • 2 tazas de avena • 1/2 taza de leche de almendras • Un toque de vainilla • 1 cdta de canela • 1 banana • 2 huevos • 1 sobre de stevia • 1 cdta de semillas orgánicas de chía

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Preparación: En el vaso de una licuadora procesa todos los ingredientes hasta conseguir una mezcla homogénea. En un sartén antiadherente cocínalas a fuego medio de lado y lado. Si eres de los más dulceros puedes agregar mermeladas de blackberrys endulzadas con stevia o un toque de miel. Recuerda que la mezcla de tus panqueas es a tu gusto y puede cambiar según las frutas que les agregues. En este caso le agregué una banana porque además de que es temporada le da un toquecito dulce y esponjoso a tus hot cakes.l


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Como lograr el bienestar en el hogar Existe una imperante necesidad de vivir y desarrollarse en un hĂĄbitat sano y adecuado. El mal uso de las energĂ­as, las bajas o densas vibraciones, la insalubridad, afectan de manera considerable el equilibrio de nuestros hogares, calles y urbanizaciones

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uestras moradas son los templos de nuestro espíritu, donde guardamos los mejores recuerdos, honramos a nuestra familia, ancestros y abrimos nuestro corazón a amigos. Todos nuestros pensamientos y mundo interior son proyectados dentro de nuestros espacios, de allí que sean el reflejo de lo que somos. Por eso debemos preservarlos sanos, organizados y armoniosos, con el fin de gozar de buena salud y equilibrio emocional. En nuestro entorno actual somos agredidos de innumerables maneras debido a que el ser humano enfrenta problemas ambientales que él mismo ha generado, a causa de su insensibilidad hacia la madre naturaleza. Las nuevas filosofías creadas a partir de las ciencias ancestrales como la Geomancia y la Radiestesia, basadas en el buen manejo de las energías que llegan del cosmos o del interior del planeta, nos enseñan a aplicar las influencias positivas a nuestro favor y a descartar las negativas que puedan afectar nuestra salud y bienestar dentro de nuestros espacios. Esto incluye el arte geomántico del feng shui. Hoy la ignorancia de estos conocimientos nos ha creado numerosas enfermedades y trastornos. La existencia terrestre tiene un equilibrio entre la energía negativa o yin que emana del centro de la tierra y la energía positiva o yang, que proviene del cosmos. El yang es diurno y se relaciona con el brillo, el calor, el sonido y la actividad, mientras que el ying es pasividad, oscuridad, noche, frío, silencio y quietud. Con este concepto podemos decir que la tierra está cubierta con energías “cosmotelúricas”. Estás, al ser alteradas por el influjo de la tecnología o la naturaleza, entran en desequilibrio y

crean zonas patógenas en los distintos espacios del planeta de nuestros países y de nuestros hogares, causando cierto síntomas o enfermedades. Se debe hacer un estudio adecuado del terreno donde está construida una vivienda, un comercio u oficina, con el fin de sanar las energías negativas que estén alterando la salud y el bienestar de sus habitantes o trabajadores. Esto incluye, por ejemplo: la presencia de contaminantes ambientales como materiales de construcción radiactivos o tóxicos, y ruidos molestos. Cuando se sienten malestares inexplicables, es necesario estudiar las radiaciones cosmotelúricas en la casa y el trabajo de las personas que se encuentren afectadas como el estudio de la electricidad del aire y la ionización del lugar. Cuando se haga un estudio de radiestesia, es vital que se controle de inmediato los espacios más usados por los habitantes como dormitorios, comedor, sala de estar o estudio. Para recuperar la salud y el descanso, es imprescindible que, en zonas patógenas en donde existan problemas de salud, se dé prioridad a la alimentación, a la cantidad y calidad de agua que se ingiere, así como al ejercicio, que es importante a la hora de recuperar el estado físico de las personas afectadas. Es recomendable que acudas a spas, saunas e hidromasajes para desintoxicar el cuerpo, darse baños con sales marinas y relajantes, utilizar cuarzos, geodas, metales y algunos objetos diseñados para contrarrestar los efectos negativos con las diversas curas del feng shui. No es casualidad que en algunos hogares abunden la prosperidad, el éxito,

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el amor y la salud, mientras que en otros sólo reina problemas, disgustos separaciones y escasez. Todas nuestras emociones y pensamientos son energías que se irradian hacia nuestro entorno. Por eso, lo primordial es mantenernos positivos para llenar nuestros espacios de luz. l

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SUAVE pisada EN OCASIONES NOS DEDICAMOS A CAMINAR O CORRER PARA MANTENERNOS FÍSICAMENTE SALUDABLE, SIN EMBARGO, NOS OLVIDAMOS DE ESA PARTE DEL CUERPO QUE USAMOS PARA REALIZAR ESOS TRASLADOS ESTAMOS HABLANDO NADA MÁS Y NADA MENOS QUE DE NUESTROS PIES

2. Cuando las durezas y la piel muerta se acumulan de forma excesiva, se recomienda usar la piedra pómez, que ayudará a eliminar fácilmente el área dura para dejarla mucho más suave y fácil de hidratar.

3. Hidratar los pies cada día con crema corporal sa extremidad de nuestro cuerpo a la cual pocas veces le prestamos la debida atención también puede sufrir de lesiones ya sea por fricción, incomodidad del calzado o excesivas caminatas el cual genera fatiga e inflamación del pie.

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Lo ideal es que podamos tenerlos suaves e hidratados, así que ponga atención a los siguientes datos que puede usted aplicar en casa.

para piel seca que contenga preferiblemente urea, de este modo ofrecerá la máxima hidratación a esta área. Aplica la crema cada noche en todo el pie, especialmente en los talones, luego cubre tus pies con unos calcetines y deja que el producto actúe toda la noche. Verás cómo estarán siempre suaves y perfectos.

sandalias o calzado abiertos hace que los pies estén en contacto con la suciedad y los agentes externos, utilizar calzado inadecuado también puede producir roces y aumentar la posibilidad de que la piel se deshidrate, dando lugar a las durezas y agrietamientos en zonas como los talones que son los más afectados.

Además se recomienda aplicar algunos remedios caseros que te ayudarán a mejorar la hidratación y potenciar la belleza de tus pies. Una de las mejores mascarillas para hidratar los pies es la elaborada con aguacate, un alimento rico en vitamina E y ácidos grasos omega 3, yogurt un ingrediente ideal para hidratar de forma natural.

Para evitarlo se recomienda exfoliar los pies dos veces a la semana con un producto de grano grueso destinado al cuerpo o especial para los pies, así eliminarás las células muertas y reducirás la acumulación de durezas.

También se aconseja untarse parafina líquida en los pies antes de ir a dormir y usar medias gruesas que proporcionen calor pues el calor abre los poros de la piel del pie y la parafina penetra humecta y suaviza. l

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Cejas @cosmeticosvalmy sombra tono medio, en la cresta profundice con tono oscuro. Aplique en el párpado @rcmamakeup en tono olive. Sellé con polvo suelto de @flormarturkiye. Para la transición aplicaremos la paleta @dolcebellaoficial en tonos tierra.

Segundo tono un poco más oscuro que el primer color de transición de la misma paleta de @dolcebellaoficial. Con un matiz marrón vamos formando una cuenca falsa por encima de la cuenca natural, para darle más amplitud al ojo. Luego aplicamos lápiz negro cremoso haciendo un pequeño smoke eyes para darle mejor tonalidad al glitter que implementaremos encima del ahumado.

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ESTE MARAVILLOSO PERSONAJE NO REQUIERE MUCHA PRESENTACIÓN LATINOAMÉRICA LO ADOPTÓ COMO SU HIJO OTORGÁNDOLE EL CARIÑO COMO PASAPORTE, ES UN HOMBRE QUE DERROCHA CARISMA, BUENA VIBRA Y SOBRE TODO POSEE UNA CUALIDAD QUE MUCHOS VALORAN: LA CREDIBILIDAD

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escribir a Ismael Cala podría convertirse en un verdadero desafío, personaje polifacético cuya vida puede servir de ejemplo a muchos. Este caballero representa el trazado de una montaña rusa con altos y bajos, pero mantiene el ímpetu para sortear los obstáculos que aparecen en el camino. Oriundo de Santiago de Cuba, es un reconocido periodista egresado de la Escuela de Comunicación de

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la Universidad de York en Toronto (Canadá). Además, posee estudios en Historia del Arte en su natal Cuba específicamente en la Universidad de Oriente. En la actualidad Ismael dedica su energía en desarrollar proyectos y estrategias de negocios para inspirar a personas a cambiar o modificar aspectos de su vida que les permitan emprender nuevos retos o afrontar sus miedos. ENERO / FEBRERO 2019 SPANISH

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Spanish Quien en un momento determinado fue durante cinco años y medio la cara en el prime time de CNN en Español hoy se presenta como fundador de Cala Enterprises Corporation y de la Fundación Ismael Cala, esta última representa para muchas personas una luz de esperanza debido a la cantidad de proyectos sociales que se despliegan en Latinoamérica. Cala es un empresario estratega de vida y de negocios, que busca oportunidades que permitan generar impacto directo en la sociedad. Ismael en este momento tiene publicado ocho bestsellers en temas de liderazgo, emprendimiento y desarrollo personal, incluyendo El poder de escuchar, Despierta con Cala, El analfabeto emocional y para sus admiradores que extrañaban ver su imagen constantemente este 2019 llega Cara a Cala, un carismático show de entrevista cuyo nueva temporada se inició el 3 de enero y pueden apreciarlo en su canal de youtube. Eres inmigrante, eso te llevo a evolucionar como ser humano para abrirte paso en otras fronteras, ¿consideras que los sueños caben en la maleta? “Algunos sueños caben en la maleta, pero no son suficientes para evolucionar. No depende solo eso, aunque, para quienes emigramos en busca de soluciones espirituales y materiales, es un gran comienzo. Si algo tienen los sueños es que son una especie de gran océano”. Como periodista y coaching debes experimentar constantemente situaciones conmovedoras ¿de que manera canalizas ese sentimiento para no doblegarte ante el público? “Debo entrenar mucho mi mente. Voy constantemente a seminarios, eventos y cursos, como estudiante, porque siempre hay mucho que aprender. Yo he llorado junto a mis invitados frente a cámara y en conferencias, me he reído, me he afligido y hasta he cantado. Pero me toca gestionar bien esas emociones, asumirlas y conocerlas profundamente, por las personas que me acompañan y por mí mismo”.

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En primer lugar, la meta debe ser concreta. No podemos ir por la vida deseando algo impreciso que no está claro. Luego hay que hacerla pública, porque si nos comprometemos, nuestro entorno conspira para ayudarnos a alcanzarla y nos mantiene alertas. Hay que plantear metas progresivas, esto es, pequeños hitos o pasos en el camino hacia la victoria

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Haz logrado visitar distintos puntos espirituales del orbe ¿qué percibes a nivel energético? “Hay lugares con una energía inexplicable, como Teotihuacán en México; Sarnath, donde Buda dio su primer sermón, o el río sagrado Ganges, ambos en la India. Y fíjate que hay lugares que no tienen necesariamente que ver con lo religioso, por ejemplo, el Taj Mahal en la India o la Gran Muralla China. No voy a esos lugares simplemente a hacer fotos, sino a organizar viajes inspiracionales con grupos de personas, para encontrar en cada punto una historia, una enseñanza, un motivo para la transformación. Aunque, por supuesto, lo estético también es importante”. ¿Cómo logra conectar Ismael Cala con su interior y el universo? “Son dos planos distintos, pero que funcionan como uno solo. Lo primero es construir un imperio interior. El cambio interior es imprescindible, porque nos permite autoconocernos, y a partir de ahí entender nuestra realidad y cómo poder transformarla. Me gusta hacer la comparación del iPhone con el cerebro. ¿Por qué la gente actualiza el iPhone más que el cerebro? ¿Por qué hacemos fila de 800 dólares para cambiar el iPhone, pero no invertimos en el cerebro? Si le damos más valor a la inteligencia artificial que a la inteligencia integral y orgánica, entonces transferimos el poder a lo externo”. Cada año representa nuevos retos, ¿cuál es tu mensaje para aquellos personas que se proponen metas al inicio del año y luego desisten en alcanzarlas? “Según un estudio de la Universidad Scranton, en Pensilvania, al menos 40% de las personas claudica en sus propósitos de año nuevo antes de los seis meses y solo entre 8% y 12% logran su cometido al finalizar el año. Recientemente, celebramos una increíble experiencia en nuestro habitual evento anual En Cuerpo y Alma, donde dedicamos tiempo a construir metas a través de un método ordenado por pasos. La causa del fracaso, la mayoría de las veces, responde a que las metas no han sido debidamente formuladas”.


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“En primer lugar, la meta debe ser concreta. No podemos ir por la vida deseando algo impreciso que no está claro. Luego hay que hacerla pública, porque si nos comprometemos, nuestro entorno conspira para ayudarnos a alcanzarla y nos mantiene alertas. Hay que plantear metas progresivas, esto es, pequeños hitos o pasos en el camino hacia la victoria”. ¿En que momento lograste entender que “motivar al logro” era parte de tu misión de vida? “Yo no me considero un motivador, sino un inspirador, un estratega y comunicador. En realidad, nunca me propuse ser inspirador. Tenía una tarea muy titánica en inspirarme a mí mismo y salvarme, pues a los 15 años estaba en un estado de desesperación, porque quería cambiar los patrones que se estaban desarrollando en mi mente. Las herencias de mi familia eran la esquizofrenia, las enfermedades mentales y el suicidio. Así que, con mucha curiosidad y deseos de conquistar el mundo, encontré la respuesta. Por eso, hoy medito en las cosas que se suman, y no en lo negativo de mi vida. Eso me ha llevado a inspirar a otros y, sobre todo, a tratar de marcar la diferencia en muchos de nuestros países con talleres y eventos”. Varios países latinoamericanos viven momentos difíciles, ¿cómo se puede ver algo positivo en medio de la adversidad? “Es complicado, pero no imposible. Porque muchas de las causas de esas crisis, son precisamente los problemas de conciencia que vive el mundo. Hoy es evidente que el lado más oscuro de los seres humanos —violencia, intolerancia, indolencia— proviene de los problemas de conciencia. De

una conciencia muy pobre, que no se desarrolla desde y hacia el bien común, sino desde el egoísmo, la avaricia y la apatía, las tres grandes calamidades espirituales que padece la humanidad. Debemos empezar cambiando nosotros, para que todo cambie”. Desde la óptica de Cala, ¿cuál es la fórmula para triunfar? “Las tres P que menciono en el libro Un buen hijo de P: pasión, paciencia y perseverancia. A eso, sumemos autodescubrimiento, compartir y adaptarnos al entorno que cambia constantemente”. ¿Actualmente la humanidad parece experimentar un despertar de la consciencia en busca de la igualdad y ayuda al prójimo, estamos en presencia de un cambio real o es un proceso efímero? “Hoy, desde luego, se habla mucho más del despertar de consciencia que hace una década. Es un paso de avance, aunque falta mucho. Empezando por los sistemas escolares, que no incluyen materias sobre inteligencia emocional, salvo en algunos casos. No sé si será efímero, yo trabajo porque sea el arranque definitivo, pero sin descuidar que vivimos en un mundo VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity). Sus siglas en español significan Volátil, Incierto, Complejo y Ambiguo. Cada día el mundo es más rápido, más imprevisible, y más complejo y difícil de interpretar que antes. La llegada de la era digital y la introducción de internet nos coloca frente a un nuevo mundo marcado por la gran velocidad a la que van los cambios. Cualquier diagnóstico o proyecto hay que pasarlo por ese filtro”. l ENERO / FEBRERO 2019 SPANISH

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ESTAMPA MUY IRREVERENTE ES LA PRIMERA IMPRESIÓN QUE SE OBSERVA DE ESTE CANTANTE PERUANO PERO AL ESCUCHAR SU VOZ TE DAS CUENTA QUE SU ALMA GRITA PASIÓN Y SENTIMIENTO

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Spanish i bien es cierto que el popular show de la TV estadounidense The Voice, sirvió para darle mayor exposición a la carrera de Diego, este ya poseía una trayectoria a nivel musical, con un estilo pop pero con toque indie electrónico el cual permite al cuerpo dejarse llevar por el ritmo.

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El camino de este interprete se inicia a muy corta edad siendo su abuela pilar fundamental de este sueño, Val de madre peruana y padre argentino representa claramente lo que es Latinoamérica trabajo y constancia, más la firme convicción de traspasar fronteras para abrirse paso más allá de nuestro idioma. Luego de su participación en el reality de NBC y el boom ocasionado por dicho programa que sirvió como plataforma para abrir distintas puertas, Diego vive en el país azteca el cual sirve como base de operaciones, desde allí ha logrado concretar varios de sus proyectos. Adicional este cantautor peruano ha tenido la oportunidad de ser el invitado de honor para abrir los conciertos de Maluma y la agrupación Gente de Zona, trabajo en giras con Chino y Nacho, Belinda y por un año y medio con la reconocida banda norteamericana Black Eyed Peas lo cual obligo a Diego a mudarse a vivir a California ¿Cómo inicia la carrera musical de Diego Val? “Todo comenzó a los 13 años cuando mi bella abuela me regaló mi primera guitarra, desde ese momento nunca más la solté y comencé a desarrollar el talento de la composición y del canto. Gracias a mi abuela soy un hombre feliz que hace lo que ama, es por ello que le dedico una canción llamada Ella”.

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Generalmente siempre buscamos referencia o guías para iniciar nuestro camino ¿qué otro interprete ha sido fuente de inspiración para tí? “He sido amante de la buena música, he viajo mucho en el transcurso de mi vida y he podido aprender un poco de cada país o ciudad que he vivido basándome en su cultura musical y artistas locales cómo internacionales, entre ellos John Mayer, Elton John, Ricky Martin, José José, Maroon Five y muchos muchos más”. ¿Que es lo más complicado, el proceso creativo o la producción de un tema? “La verdad depende de uno mismo, en mi caso producir o componer un tema representa lo más divertido de mi día, ello permite estar en el estudio rodeado de gente profesional y no permitirá quedarte todo un año trabajando en una sola canción”. El talento hispano se a volcado al género urbano dejando a un lado la balada pop, ¿te sientes seducido por el reggaetón? “Creo que hay tiempo para todo, el género urbano o reggaetón han sido muy importantes en el mundo de la música ya que representa un movimiento grande que permite que seamos escuchados en todo el orbe, ahora el pop siempre estará presente y creo que lo que estoy por sacar dará mucho que hablar en este género”. ¿Qué adjetivo crees que te define como persona y cantautor? “Soy una persona muy ordenada que practica el respeto mutuo. Si hay algo que no tolero es la pérdida de tiempo y la mentira”.


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Si nos colocamos en #modoavion ¿qué podemos encontrar en este tema que busca que el cuerpo se mueva solo? “Modoavión es una clara fusión del mundo pop con el género urbano y eso hace que no quieras parar de moverte, esto es un concepto hispanoamericano donde fluye el inglés y el español de una manera muy natural”. Fuiste parte de uno de los reality show más importante en los últimos años “The Voice”, tu crecimiento como profesional desde ese momento hasta la actualidad, ¿cómo lo describes? “El ser parte de The Voice U.S.A me dio mucho conocimiento y oportunidades en el mundo musical, estoy muy contento de esta experiencia de vida ya que quedará en mis recuerdos como una de las plataformas que impulsó mi carrera a otro nivel”. Como representante del talento hispano, ¿cuál es tu mensaje para las generaciones que buscan su espacio en la industria de la música? “Lo único que les puedo decir es que no dejen de soñar y trabajar todos los días, la disciplina y el amor puro a tu carrera llevará a cualquiera al próximo nivel, ¡No es fácil! eso si lo pongo muy claro pero tampoco imposible. Hay espacio en este mundo para hacer mucha música solo piensa que no compites con nadie más que contigo mismo”. ¿Qué grato recuerdo de su niñez le ha permitido mantener vigente la ilusión de luchar, soñar y cantar? “Mantener mi alma pura y no olvidarme del niño interior que tengo dentro de mí, eso muy importante. Me gusta recordar todo lo que pensaba y soñaba cuando era niño así todo lo que hago sale con una sonrisa y con la mejor energía posible”. Ser figura pública requiere de esfuerzo físico y mental, ¿cómo haces para mantener el equilibrio a nivel personal? “Yo me lo tomo muy normal, soy muy libre de pensamiento y no dejo que las redes sociales me desequilibren, mantengo una vida sana, mucho ejercicio, así la mente está tranquila y solo enfocada en lo que verdaderamente importa. Para mi tener familia, salud y mi carrera por delante me ayudan a mantener los pies sobre la tierra a todo momento”. l ENERO / FEBRERO 2019 SPANISH

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UNO DE LOS FACTORES QUE AFECTAN DIRECTAMENTE NUESTRA SALUD ES LA MALA ALIMENTACIÓN, REALMENTE LOS SERES HUMANOS NO ESTAMOS CONSCIENTES DE LA REPERCUSIÓN QUE PUEDE TENER CIERTOS ALIMENTOS SOBRE NUESTRO CUERPO

eneralmente las personas tienen un concepto errado de lo que significa alimentación saludable ya que asocian este término con la palabra dieta, ser una persona con equilibrio radica tanto la parte física como psicológica y todo comienza desde nuestro interior, lo que consumas a nivel de alimentación y lo que albergues en tu espíritu se reflejará en tu aspecto exterior.

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En esta vida todo posee pro y contras por lo tanto verse y sentirse bien no es simple vanidad, implica el reconocimiento de lo importante que es para un individuo ingerir los alimentos que proporcionan los nutrientes necesarios para tener calidad de vida y salud.

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alimentación verdaderamente equilibrada, dará como resultado un aspecto estético favorable. Pero el equilibrio en la alimentación va más allá de un aspecto estético solamente”. En esta oportunidad nos acompaña una experta en la materia Yael Hasbani, reconocida Asesora en dietética y nutrición natural que nos aclara muchas inquietudes con respecto a la nutrición. Muchos consideran que mantener un equilibrio en la alimentación está más asociado con el aspecto estético que la salud integral, ¿su opinión personal como health coach? “Cuando hablamos de alimentación, desde la perspectiva del coaching en salud y nutrición holística, debemos deconstruir lo que consideramos como alimento. Existen dos tipos de alimentos: los primarios y los secundarios. Los alimentos primarios constituyen todo aquello que rodea el plato de comidas; es decir, que se trata de las relaciones afectivas que mantenemos, la actividad física que realizamos, nuestra práctica espiritual y nuestra carrera. Sorprendentemente, los llamamos primarios, ¿verdad? Pero en realidad es de lo que nos nutrimos, lo que nos sostiene”. “El alimento secundario es aquello que incorporamos en nuestro plato de comidas día a día. Cuando hablamos de un equilibrio en la alimentación, como health coach, mi opinión personal al respecto de este tema se orienta hacia mantener una buena alimentación primaria que sostenga aquellas decisiones que tomo sobre todo lo que decido comer. La buena salud, resultado de una

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Cuando escuchamos la palabra detox, ¿qué engloba realmente esta palabra? “La palabra detox remite a la desintoxicación, a limpiarse, a reoxigenarse. Si bien nuestro organismo es una máquina perfecta que tiene todo para curarse por sí misma y para “limpiarse” también, -a través de órganos específicos, como la piel, los riñones y los intestinos, por ejemplo-, en muchas ocasiones nos sobrecargamos de toxinas provenientes de distintas fuentes y la limpieza fisiológica que nuestro cuerpo realiza día a día no logra llevarse a cabo. Es entonces donde podemos ayudar a lograrlo mediante una serie de conductas, y digo conductas porque no sólo me refiero a la alimentación como fuente de desintoxicación. Todo lo que ingresa en nuestro organismo es un alimento, una fuente de energía y/o también puede convertirse en una toxina. Si hacemos hincapié en una alimentación primordialmente basada en vegetales, en una buena hidratación, en un cuidado natural de nuestra piel, de un descanso óptimo y de una buena oxigenación, estaremos ayudando a nuestro cuerpo a eliminar excesos”. “Por eso, la alimentación basada en vegetales, rica en fibra, micronutrientes, vitaminas y fitoquímicos, es clave para mantener una buena desintoxicación. En sí, los vegetales (especialmente los de color verde) ayudan a depurar el organismo, en especial consumidos en forma de ensaladas, en crudo, o en batidos”.


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“Con respecto a la hidratación, siempre priorizar la ingesta de agua, y esto puede realizarse tomando 2 vasos antes de cada comida. Nuestra composición corporal es de más del 70% de agua, por esto, al brindarle agua a nuestro organismo, estamos reforzando nuestros niveles de hidratación, lo que colaborará con la eliminación de toxinas a través de la orina o la transpiración”. Muchas personas asumen que suprimir alguna comida les ayudará a disminuir peso, ¿esto es un mito o una realidad? “Existe una tendencia errónea que consiste en que cuanto menos se ingiere, más se disminuye de peso. Este tipo de conducta no es favorable, sin dudas. Considero que hay que incorporar más cantidad de alimentos para lograr un peso adecuado. A qué me refiero con esta idea: incorporar más cantidad de alimentos de GRAN VALOR NUTRITIVO, es decir, aumentar la ingesta de verduras, de frutas, de alimentos completos, a base de harinas y cereales integrales. Incorporar más alimentos reales y menos alimentos chatarra, ultraprocesados, con altos niveles de azúcar refinada, de grasas saturadas”. “Pasar hambre tiene el efecto negativo de ponernos de mal humor, disminuir las defensas de nuestro cuerpo, provocar cambios hormonales, alterar los patrones del sueño y muchas veces provocar distintos padecimientos”. Los llamados súper alimentos han logrado un auge importante en la población mundial, ¿cuáles comestibles podemos considerar dentro de ese grupo y que ofrecen a nuestro cuerpo? “Con respecto a los llamados superalimentos, debemos nuevamente volver a las bases: las frutas y verduras, los cereales integrales, el agua. Estos son alimentos reales.

Nunca debemos olvidarnos de esto. Sin embargo, existen un grupo de alimentos que en sí contienen niveles de micronutrientes en concentración lo que los convierte en lo que yo llamo “superpoderosos”, un término que me gusta más para denominarlos. Hagamos un recorrido de algunos alimentos superpoderosos que pueden traerte múltiples beneficios.

Palta: es beneficiosa para la salud cardiovascular, buen mantenimiento del peso y envejecimiento saludable. También es una excelente fuente de potasio, vitamina C y K. Contiene fibra y la grasa es monosaturada (que ayuda a bajar tu colesterol malo -LDL-) y además ayuda mantener la sensación de saciedad. Legumbres: todas son fuentes excelentes de proteínas de origen vegetal, están repletas de antioxidantes, fibras, folatos y magnesio. Si los combinamos con arroz integral por ejemplo son una fuente excelente para lograr una proteína de origen vegetal completa. Los garbanzos por ejemplo tienen un sabor inigualable, y se pueden consumir en preparaciones con el garbanzo entero o bien hecho tipo puré, como en el hummus. Se trata de un alimento con gran densidad nutricional, 1 taza de garbanzos nos provee de 12,5 mg de fibra! Además nos brinda la posibilidad de formar una proteína de origen vegetal ENERO / FEBRERO 2019 SPANISH

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Arándanos: son beneficiosos para nuestra salud porque contienen vitaminas C y K pero además traen antioxidantes y nutrientes para la salud cardiovascular, la salud cerebral y la prevención de la diabetes. Tal es así que un estudio del 2013 de la American Heart Association arrojó como resultado que las mujeres que consumían arándanos y frutillas tenían menos riesgo de padecer enfermedades cardíacas. Cacao: el chocolate y el cacao amargo contienen numerosos beneficios dentro de los que se encuentra la salud cardiovascular, mejoran la resistencia a la insulina, regulan la presión arterial, y los niveles de colesterol. También provee hierro y magnesio y flavonoides.

Vegetales verdes: todos poseen gran cantidad de nutrientes. En especial aquellos de hoja, son bajos en calorías y altos en micronutrientes, contienen fibra, vitamina C, K, hierro. Lo ideal es mezclar distintas variedad de vegetales verdes: espinaca, rúcula, lechuga. Dentro de los beneficios, se encuentra el de ser protectores de la salud cognitiva, la memoria y la prevención de Alzheimer.

Semillas de lino: contienen altas concentraciones de proteínas, fibras, fitonutrientes y omega 3. Lo más conveniente es molerlas para aprovechar mejor sus nutrientes. Hay que prestar atención a los alimentos con omega 3: estos ácidos grasos son beneficiosos para la salud cardiovascular y nos protegen contra el Alzheimer, depresión, la inflamación, el cáncer, la diabetes y el degeneramiento neurológico.

Kale y crucíferas: el kale es considerada, junto con las crucíferas, como una superverdura. Contiene vitaminas y minerales esenciales como el manganeso, las vitaminas A, C y K y las vitaminas del complejo B. En el caso del Kale,

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además contiene grandes concentraciones de Calcio, y contiene compuestos que previenen el cáncer.

Limón: contiene grandes cantidades de vitamina C, ayuda al sistema inmunológico, a absorber mejor el hierro y es un poderoso antioxidante. Contiene además muchas propiedades anticancerígenas

Quínoa: además de ser un pseudocereal porque en realidad es una semilla, la quínoa tiene todos los aminoácidos esenciales que la hacen una proteína completa. No contiene gluten y es nutricionalmente densa. Reduce el colesterol, controla la presión arterial y mejora la función cardiovascular. Contiene fibra, manganeso, magnesio, fósforo, vitaminas del complejo B y hierro. Un estudio de 2015 arrojó como resultado que la quínoa además es un excelente prebiótico, favoreciendo la salud de la microbiota intestinal. Cúrcuma: es una raíz que contiene grandes propiedades antioxidantes, y es además el principal ingrediente en el curry. Se puede disfrutar en bebidas o para resaltar comidas. El poder antiinflamatorio de la curcumina la convierte en un antioxidante de excelencia. Tiene propiedades digestivas y calmantes.

Algas: son conocidas por sus propiedades antioxidantes, por contener fibra, proteínas, hierro, calcio, magnesio, y manganeso. Contienen iodo que es beneficioso en cantidades controladas, especialmente para aquellas personas con afecciones tiroides. Las algas que podemos encontrar y consumir son el alga de mar, kombu, wakame, nori y lechuga”. “Lamentablemente, no. Vuelvo al concepto de la comida real, verdadera, con todos los macro y micronutrientes que necesitamos para vivir plenamente. Las bebidas en polvos y las cápsulas constituyen productos procesados, manufacturados que distan de ser alimentos reales, integrales. Como health coach insto a mis clientes que deconstruir estas prácticas y a preguntarse por qué llegar a este tipo de conductas que promueven la restricción y no educan sobre lo que realmente es una alimentación integral saludable”. l


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En 2018, este caballero cuyos ojos pueden resultar un enigma para quien los mira decidió explorar otras latitudes y encontró en la ciudad de New York y París, múltiples escenarios que funcionaron como locación de innumerables imágenes, con un estilo propio e inigualable, Rivero promete convertirse en una referencia para las generaciones futuras. Su personalidad y carisma son valores que se agregan al profesionalismo de este fotógrafo.


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¿Cómo se desarrollan tus proyectos, desde la idea a la práctica? “Tengo varias ideas en mi cabeza, a veces me resulta tan difícil hacerlos realidad, no tengo muchos patrocinantes para hacer producciones ya que en Colombia muy pocos quieren hacer colaboraciones, entonces siempre las producciones las hago yo con lo que tenga a mi alcance”. ¿Qué es lo que más le apasiona de su profesión? “Me apasiona hacer realidad las capturas que tengo en mente, poder crearlas después de haberlas pensado, el viajar por el mundo, el probar diferentes comidas, amigos, otras culturas eso me apasiona siempre”. ¿Cuál ha sido tu reto fotográfico? “¡Te soy honesto! Todas mis sesiones son un reto”. Viajar y conocer permite ver una óptica diferente del mundo, ¿que logro experimentar en esta travesía reciente? “Si, siempre abro mis ojos a nuevas locaciones, cuando viajo siempre busco los mejores ángulos de cada ciudad, definitivamente New York ha sido la locación más extraordinaria de mi vida, nunca me cansaría de explorar sus calles, lo que ella tiene que ofrecer, en París igual, mis ojos se quedan corto ante tanta belleza para capturar, por supuesto a cambiado mi visión, siento que todo lo que yo tenia en mente esta mutando y ahora tengo una visión distinta del arte”.

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¿Cómo defines tu estilo fotográfico? “Bueno cuando empecé decía que era fotógrafo de moda, pero no, hoy reafirmo que soy un fotógrafo de vida, amo hacer fotos en exteriores, estudio, blanco y negro, a color, soy un fotógrafo que clama capturar el mejor momento de una persona. No me gusta etiquetarme como un fotógrafo tal, ni con un estilo definido, aunque muchas personas ven mis fotos y saben que fueron tomadas por mí, eso es muy agradable te permite construir una identidad”. La anécdota más divertida que ha tenido en una sesión… “Bueno creo que tengo varias, pero la primera que se me viene a la mente fue hace 6 años cuando me fui con dos modelos al Tayrona (Parque nacional natural ubicado en la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia), por 3 días sin avisar a nadie y nos quedamos sin señal de celular, y cuando regresamos hasta la prensa informó que estábamos desaparecidos, ¡nos querían matar todos!, creo que nunca lo voy a olvidar además que uno de los modelos es un amigo que ya no esta con nosotros (+) y lo amo mucho”. ¿Qué diferencia hay entre fotografiar a un personaje famoso y a uno desconocido? “¡Que buena pregunta!, creo que no existe diferencias, aunque me llevo mejor con los no famosos, además son los que mejor pagan”. l

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stambul, antigua Constantinopla. Su nombre nos rememora la historia de sultanes con sus palacios y harems, las mezquitas con cúpulas y altos minaretes, los baños turcos conocidos internacionalmente, bazares y el haber sido una ciudad donde los cruzados convergían para luchar una “guerra santa” para establecer sus dominios y religión. Para disfrutarla plenamente SPANISH INFLUENTIAL y este servidor, les recomendamos mínimo 7 días para recorrer sus principales atracciones, pasear, comprar, degustar su gastronomía y disfrutar sus paisajes exóticos.

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Preparativos y recomendaciones antes del viaje a Estambul: Ver la serie El Sultán (internet o Netflix) sobre la vida del Sultán Suleiman y las intrigas de sus favoritas y su harems que nos muestra como era el imperio Otomano y sus costumbres, que le daran mucha emotividad y magia a nuestras visitas y recorridos sobre todo al visitar el Palacio Topcapi.

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Reservar el tour gratuito conociendo a pie la ciudad, con anticipación en web www.estambul. viaurbis.com sin costo y el dar una propina ya queda a criterio de cada viajero. Recomendado un día después de la llegada a la ciudad.

Descargar el app Google Trips para buscar allí las atracciones e información de Estambul y tener Google Map en el teléfono para orientarnos.

Reservar un hotel bien ubicado cerca de la zona de Sultanahmet es ideal pues allí se encuentran monumentos como Hagia Sofia, Mezquita Azul, Cisterna Basílica, etc. Recomiendo el Adamar Hotel www.adamarhotel.com además de la amable atención, desayuno incluido, wifi gratis y limpieza, tienen la promoción de por cada 3 días de alojamiento te dan gratis un traslado y si son seis o más ya tienes los traslados aeropuerto – hotel - aeropuerto (verificar solo aeropuerto Atatürk). El hotel tiene una terraza al aire libre en el último piso del edificio donde puedes ver las mezquitas, el Bósforo, Palacio Topcapi y vistas inolvidables. Al momento del desayuno se observa la puesta del sol salir detrás del Hagia Sofia. A continuación recomendación por día:

Dia 1: Llegada Estambul, luego del traslado y el chequeo en el hotel seleccionado, nos alistamos a empezar a descubrir la ciudad. Nos dirigimos al Puerto de Eminönü. Además de contemplar el Bósforo y las embarcaciones turísticas. Vamos al pie del turístico Puente de Gálata donde se aprecian arriba los típicos pescadores con sus cañas y abajo sus restaurantes tradicionales para

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comer a los pies del Bósforo con una vista espectacular de la ciudad. Antes de cruzarlo, al lado izquierdo del puente podrán ver los antiguos barcos turcos que venden tradicionales sándwiches de pescado con vegetales algo muy típico. Al cruzar el puente llegamos al distrito de Karakoy para caminar rumbo a la famosa Torre de Gálata, pero a poca distancia nos tomaremos algunas fotos en las curveadas y pintorescas Escaleras de Kamondo, acto seguido visitar la Torre de Gálata construida por los genoveses en 1348, en la época de Constantinopla, además de su hermosa arquitectura, puedes disfrutar de las vistas panorámicas de la ciudad. Posteriormente iniciamos el recorrido por la avenida más comercial y viva de Estambul, la Istiklal Cadessi con sus variedades de tiendas, cines, teatros y, su pintoresco y llamativo, tranvía antiguo que es el sello característico de esta animada avenida. Aquí nos toparemos con la Iglesia Cristiana de San Antonio de Padua, realizamos nuestra parada y luego seguimos al Istiklal Cadessi hasta llegar a La Plaza Taksim lugar memorable con el monumento a los héroes de Turquía, es un lugar de celebraciones donde se han realizado históricas protestas.

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posibles asedios a la ciudad, la belleza de sus columnas e iluminación hacen que sea una visita imprescindible. A las 10:30 am tomamos nuestro tour gratuito en la Plaza Sultanahmet llevándonos a recorrer los alrededores de la zona donde se ubicaba el Hipódromo de Constantinopla, Fuente Alemana, Obelisco de Tutmosis III, Baños de Roxelana, etc. Interesantes las explicaciones de como era la ciudad y la vida en el Imperio Bizantino y Otomano y sobre la Estambul actual. Luego de disfrutar 3 horas aproximadamente del tour caminando por el casco antiguo de Estambul, a unos 200 metros bajando por la cuesta a mano izquierda de la Mezquita Azul, nos encontramos con el encantador bazar al aire libre llamado Bazar de Arasta. Nuestro primer bazar a visitar, en un ambiente más relajado para curiosear y a buscar los obsequios, souvenirs y objetos exóticos para llevarnos a casa. Regresamos a la plaza Sultanahmet y, cerca de la zona del Hipódromo se encuentra El Museo de Arte Turco e Islámico. Este edificio o Palacio Otomano donde se encuentra el museo fue hogar de Ibrahim Pasa, Gran Visir del Sultán Solimán y hermano de la esposa de este, la princesa Hatice. Lo visito porque fue donde habitaron Ibrahim y Hatice personajes históricos que conocimos a través de la novela turca, pero principalmente su atractivo son las muestras o expresiones de arte como las alfombras tejidas, escrituras


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atracciones principales quien visita la ciudad de Estambul. No solo su tamaño nos impresiona, el hecho que fue construida en el año 360, es decir más de 1200 años antes que las Mezquitas del Sultán Ahmet (Mezquita Azul) y Suleiman. Esta construcción impresiona al visitante al recorrer todas sus naves y pasajes, además de sus mosaicos bizantinos preservados con baldosas doradas y otras tonalidades. Importante subir la rampa que da acceso al segundo piso de la Catedral y contemplar cada rincón de esta fabulosa construcción (cerrada los días lunes).

islámicas, manuscritos, cerámicas, metales entre otros objetos. En la taquilla de este museo se puede conseguir, y lo recomiendo para el recorrido adquirir el Museum Pass Istanbul que nos permite, por su coste, disfrutar y conocer de un número de museos durante 5 días, a partir del primer museo visitado. (ver lista de museos del Museum Card en Internet). Luego visitamos la impresionante Hafia Sofia (incluida en la tarjeta). Catedral ortodoxa de la época bizantina, posteriormente iglesia católica y modificada su estructura exterior e interior al estilo islámico tras la conquista de Constantinopla por parte del Imperio Otomano, hoy convertida en museo. Hagia Sofia es sin duda una de las grandes construcciones de la historia y una de las

Torre de Gálata construida por los genoveses en 1348, en la época de Constantinopla, además de su hermosa arquitectura, puedes disfrutar de las vistas panorámicas de la ciudad

Finalizaremos nuestro segundo día disfrutando de compras en el fabuloso Gran Bazar de Estambul. Aquí dejarnos llevar por el arte del regateo forma parte de la experiencia, ambiente muy animado, sus exóticas mercancías como orfebrería, joyería, artesanía, especias, artículos textiles entre otras no te dejarán ser indiferente en sus instalaciones, las cuelas poseen 58 calles y más de 4000 tiendas el promedio de visitas es de 300.000 turistas al día.

Dia 3: Tras el desayuno, nos preparamos para estar a las 09:00 am (hora de apertura) de las puertas del Palacio Topkapi Residencia Real del Sultán y su familia, el harem y estancias gubernamentales de la era Otomana. Hoy convertido en museo, el palacio que rememora la época imperial hasta 1853 cuando la corte se muda al Palacio de Dolmabahçe. Este artículo continuará en la próxima edición. l ENERO / FEBRERO 2019 SPANISH

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LA GENTE SIEMPRE ME DICE QUE EL VINO TINTO QUE BEBIERON ERA INCREÍBLE O QUE PREFIEREN EL VINO BLANCO, O EL VINO ROSADO, ETC., PERO, CÓMO SE HACE EN REALIDAD, ¿CÓMO PODEMOS HACER ESTA DELICIOSA BEBIDA SOLO POR EXPRIMIR UVAS?

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ueno ... ahora les voy a explicar! En este artículo, te diré rápidamente cómo se hace el vino de diferentes maneras y procesos.

Vamos a empezar El vino se obtiene de la fermentación alcohólica del jugo de uva gracias a levaduras presentes en la piel de la misma, que pueden transformar en pulpa de azúcar en alcohol etílico y dióxido de carbono. Claramente, dependiendo del tipo de uva utilizado y los procesos de vinificación, es posible producir vinos blancos, rosados y tintos de diferentes grados alcohólicos.

La cosecha El primer paso en el ciclo de producción del vino es la cosecha. En la antigüedad, se hacía exclusivamente a mano, pero hoy, debido a la falta de mano de obra, se realiza mecánicamente, sin embargo, este tipo de colección es menos precisa, ya que no permite realizar una selección, ejemplo: selección del racimos a recoger, para la maduración o integridad de las bayas.

Presionado Después de cosechar las uvas, se prensan. Incluso esta operación, una vez, se realizó sin la ayuda de máquinas. Los campesinos de hecho, aplastaban los racimos de uvas en las cubas descalzos. El mosto obtenido se purifica y se corrige con sustancias que regulan su acidez y el componente de azúcar. Posteriormente, se recolecta en grandes cubas para fermentar.

filtra, se obtendrán vinos blancos, que generalmente se deben beber dentro de los 3 años a partir de la fecha de cosecha. Para la obtención de vinos rosados, se realiza una vinificación parcial blanca.

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Vinificación en rojo

La fermentación o la vinificación, puede durar de un día a una semana, pero también pueden extenderse hasta 10 días cuando se trata de vinos más complejos. Durante este proceso bioquímico el azúcar contenido en el mosto se convierte gradualmente en alcohol y dióxido de carbono.

El vino tinto se obtiene fermentando el mosto mediante la maceración con cáscaras, semillas y tallos, que liberan el color típicamente rojo y los taninos.

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Devatting y envejecimiento Consiste en decantar el vino, purificado de los residuos sólidos y del orujo que permanecen en el fondo de las cubas, en los barriles, donde tiene lugar una segunda fermentación y una transformación adicional del azúcar residual, todo a una temperatura de aproximadamente 15 ºC. En este punto, los vinos blancos están listos para


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ser embotellados, mientras que para los vinos tintos comienza el envejecimiento, que puede durar hasta 5 años o incluso más. Luego el vino se pone en una botella, después se coloca la etiqueta y esta listo para ir al consumidor.

Beber Ahora nuestro vino está listo, podemos beberlo y disfrutarlo con amigos. Sólo un pequeño recordatorio: Como comente antes, el proceso para hacer vino es bastante fácil, la diferencia para obtener un buen resultado depende de las personas, solo quienes experimentan, invierten, beben y prueban pueden hacer buenos vinos. La mejor manera de convertirse en un experto es simplemente beber, beber con pasión y saber, esta es la única manera de lograr el mejor resultado. Ahora te voy a dar 4 consejos que los fabricantes de vinos usan para hacer los mejores vinos: 1) Selección de uvas en la planta. (Solo dejan las mejores uvas en la planta para obtener la mejor concentración de sustancias). 2) Presione suavemente (las uvas se exprimen de manera suave para extraer el mejor jugo). 3) Sigue revisando el mosto y conserva la talla. 4) Probándolo, tal vez no lo comprendes, pero mientras más lo intentas, más lo entenderás. Ahora no hay más secretos para ti, ¡Puedes beber tu vino y dar satisfacción a estos trabajadores que lo hacen por nosotros!. l ENERO / FEBRERO 2019 SPANISH

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150 puestos en una perfecta combinación de calidez y comodidad. Además, en nuestro Chia Bar, podrás disfrutar de un espacio atractivo, moderno, vibrante, con una amplia representación visual, que te envuelve en un ambiente artístico; lo que, junto con la oferta gastronómica, sin duda, agrega un plus adicional y es toda una celebración para los sentidos, todo en un mismo lugar, experiencia de altura para ti”. Bajo el lema ¡Gastronómia venezolana de altura para ti! ¿cuál es concepto de CHIA?

“Somos un restaurante temático de la nueva cocina venezolana, creada con los mejores ingredientes, presentada con los sabores propios del estado Mérida y servida a nuestros clientes con la amabilidad que caracteriza a los habitantes de la ciudad de los caballeros. El toque ideal”. “Esta búsqueda por enaltecer la cocina venezolana la logramos día con día, a través de la organización, el trabajo en equipo, la sinergia y el desarrollo del talento humano con base en la misma esencia de los sabores venezolanos”. ENERO / FEBRERO 2019 SPANISH

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El estar ubicado en un punto estratégico del sistema Teleférico Mukumbari lo convierte en una parada obligatoria, ¿cuál es la percepción del turista? “Nuestros visitantes reciben una mezcla única de bellezas naturales, vistas de la ciudad de Mérida y la más deliciosa alternativa gastronómica venezolana y si, eso lo convierte en una parada obligada. De allí que la expresión más reiterada que recibimos de nuestros comensales es ¡Magia! el encuentro de los sentidos, literalmente una auténtica experiencia de altura”. ¿Qué significa el arte de cocinar para ustedes? “Es la combinación entre los mejores ingredientes, la creatividad y la habilidad para elaborar las recetas de un menú reinventado constantemente y la más comprometida mano de obra, aspectos que tienen correspondencia con procesos organizacionales, de continua reingeniería y amor por lo que hacemos: la mejor versión de la cocina venezolana”. ¿Al estar enmarcado en un paraje turístico, ¿cómo es el compromiso con el medio ambiente? “Estamos conscientes de la necesidad de cuidar nuestro planeta. Por ello, cumplimos con los más altos estándares de manejo, recolección y selección de

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desechos sólidos; al mismo tiempo, proporcionamos entrenamiento continuo a nuestro personal en materia de eficiencia y en la línea de desecho del Sistema Teleférico Mukumbari, para el cumplimiento operativo y mantenimiento óptimo de nuestras instalaciones”. Los comensales siempre buscan opciones con sazón y buen gusto aunado a la cocina sana, ¿qué ofrece el menú en opciones de comida saludable? “Nuestra gastronomía además de brindar a nuestros comensales platos con el mejor sabor venezolano, presenta en paralelo una oferta menos calórica para el visitante que desea una opción más ligera. Así, tenemos una variedad de presentaciones al grill y ensaladas de la casa, las cuales se ofertan como las mejores opciones para disfrutar de este rincón mágico, conservando el estilo de vida deseado, sin pecar en el intento”. ¿Cuáles serían los 3 platos que según su paladar le recomendaría al visitante?


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“Nuestra presentación gastronómica es variada, pero si tenemos que limitarnos a recomendar 3, la pisca andina sería el imperdible en su visita, pues contiene la verdadera esencia de textura y sabor de la receta de la abuela, y elevará tus sentidos para empezar”. “Para continuar, te invitamos a disfrutar de la entrada Chia, que no es más que una mezcla de tequeños de queso ahumado, pastelitos andinos de carne y buñuelos de plátano con melaza de papelón y nata criolla, una explosión de genuino sabor venezolano”. “Y como plato principal recomendamos nuestro lomo de cerdo bañado en salsa barbecue de parchita, acompañado de puré de papas con un toque de queso ahumado y especias, que cierra con vegetales del huerto salteados en aceite de finas hierbas, puro sabor para ti”. Un postre es algo que no podemos dejar pasar, si bien es cierto que CHIA se encuentra en una zona

de páramo puede comentarnos de los helados y el área de café. “Siempre hay espacio para el postre, por supuesto. Como parte de nuestra línea de postres recomendamos la torta de plátano con bocadillo de guayaba y queso ahumado, una especial combinación dulce-salado para tu paladar, eso sí, acompañado de un delicioso café de nuestra carta o el clásico chocolate andino especialidad de nuestra barra”. l ENERO / FEBRERO 2019 SPANISH

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EN NUMEROSAS OCASIONES HE ESCUCHADO QUE LO MÁS IMPORTANTE ES COMER BIEN DESPUÉS DE HACER ACTIVIDAD FÍSICA, O LUEGO DE REALIZAR EJERCICIOS COMO ES EL ENTRENAMIENTO DE RESISTENCIA EN EL GIMNASIO, ESTA COMIDA DESPUÉS DE ENTRENAR ES LA MÁS IMPORTANTE DEL DÍA, YA QUE AQUÍ EL MÚSCULO OBTENDRÁ LOS NUTRIENTES NECESARIOS PARA PODER REGENERAR, Y ASÍ RECUPERAR LOS TEJIDOS EL CUAL PROPICIARÁ EL AUMENTO DE LA MASA MUSCULAR (HIPERTROFIA)

o debemos exceder la hora después de entrenar sin consumir proteínas de lo contrario perderemos nuestro estado anabólico de crecimiento muscular. ¿Pero qué hay de cierto en esto?. Este es uno de los mitos más escuchados los gimnasios con el uso de suplementos deportivos. Y es aquí donde nos detendremos para dilucidar que hay de cierto en la existencia de esta ventana anabólica.

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El término “ventana anabólica” se refiere a un espacio de tiempo que existe post-entrenamiento en el cual se optimizaría las adaptaciones musculares del ejercicio, y como recomendación tradicional este espacio de tiempo se debe utilizar para reposicionar las reservas de glucógeno, los cuales son la principal forma de almacenamiento de los carbohidratos en el organismo. Este glucógeno se considera esencial para el rendimiento del entrenamiento de resistencia.

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Esta ventana anabólica tendría relación con la importancia de la distribución de los nutrientes como una estrategia nutricional el cual debería combinar nutrientes (proteínas, carbohidratos, grasa, etc.) alrededor de la sesión de entrenamiento. Esta programación nutricional podría provocar mejoras dramáticas en la composición corporal ya que teóricamente la reconstrucción del tejido muscular dañado y la restauración de las reservas de energía super-compensaria la mejora de la composición corporal y el rendimiento deportivo. En el caso del entrenamiento de resistencia (pesas), su resultado es el agotamiento de una proporción significativa de combustibles almacenados (glucógeno y aminoácidos)


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Spanish como el de causar daño a las fibras musculares. Es por esto que el consumo de nutrientes en la proporción adecuada en ese tiempo post-ejercicio comenzaría la reconstrucción del tejido dañado y restaurar las reservas de energía, sin embargo en la investigación la “ventana anabólica” puede variar de acuerdo a una serie de factores. Algunos autores mencionan que post-ejercicio es necesario el consumo de carbohidratos para la reposición de energía como para la re-síntesis de proteínas musculares en un período de tiempo no mayor a 1 hora. En contraste con esto Camera et al. Encontraron que el entrenamiento de resistencia (pesas) con niveles bajos de glucógeno muscular (carbohidratos) no afectó la señalización anabólica o síntesis de proteínas musculares (reconstrucción del músculo) durante el período de recuperación posterior al ejercicio. Por otra parte el mantener un alto contenido de glucógeno intramuscular al inicio del entrenamiento parece ser beneficioso para los resultados del entrenamiento con pesas. Estos estudios muestran que este consumo de carbohidratos post-ejercicio provocaría una super-compensacion en la re-síntesis de proteínas y de energía a nivel muscular. En el caso de Berardi et al. Demostró que consumir un suplemento de proteína-carbohidrato en el período de 2 horas después de un entrenamiento de 60 minutos dio como resultado una re-síntesis de glucógeno mayor en comparación con la ingesta sola de carbohidratos. También podemos mencionar que algunos estudios muestran que la descomposición de las proteínas musculares aumenta rápidamente después de terminado el entrenamiento, lo que sugiere el consumo de proteínascarbohidratos después del ejercicio mantendría elevado las concentraciones de insulina para promover de mejor manera la síntesis de proteína y crecimiento muscular. Rasmussen et al. menciona que el consumo previo de proteínas-carbohidratos al entrenamiento dio como resultado una respuesta significativa mayor a la síntesis de proteína muscular (MPS) que a la ingesta inmediatamente posterior al ejercicio, aunque Esmarck et al. proporciona

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la primera evidencia experimental que el consumo de proteínas inmediatamente después del entrenamiento mejoro el crecimiento muscular en comparación con el retraso en la ingestas de proteínas. Sin embargo a pesar de la confirmación de diferentes estudios que la ingesta nutricional es mejor posterior al ejercicio, el apoyo en la evidencia de la ciencia para esta ventana anabólica esta lejos de ser definitivo. Por otro lado hay otros autores que mencionan que el efecto anabólico de una comida tiene una duración de 5 a 6 horas según la tasa metabólica del alimento consumido, y que si el entrenamiento se inicia más de 3-4 horas después de la comida previa al entrenamiento, se recomendaría consumir al menos 25 grs de proteína para revertir el estado catabólico. Estado que tendría relación con la edad, mientras más jóvenes menos necesidades proteicas a diferencias de adultos los que necesitarían mas (25-40 grs). Podemos resumir que lo importante se define en consumir tus necesidades proteicas diarias con el objetivo de mantener un ambiente anabólico propicio para la síntesis de proteínas musculares, y que debido al impacto metabólico de una comida rica en proteínas las comidas antes y después del ejercicio no deben separarse con más de 3-4 horas. En el caso que la proteína se administre dentro de comidas mixtas grandes, se podrías establecer alargar este intervalo de 5 a 6 horas. El consumo de proteína post-ejercicio es importante para las adaptaciones musculares, pero la “ventana anabólica” no es predeterminante teniendo en consideración que los músculos están sensibles al pull proteico diario consumido las 24 horas del día, así como el consumo de post-ejercicio de proteína depende del timing de la comida pre-entreno. Lo cerca en la proximidad de esta comida hace menos necesario el consumo postejercicio de proteína, y es necesario conocer que para maximizar la hipertrofia muscular consumir proteína de alta calidad en una dosis aproximada de 0,4-0,5 g/ kg pre-ejericicio y post-ejericicio con una separación no mayor a 4-6 horas dependerá del tamaño de las comidas. (Brad Schoefeld et al., Alan Aragon et al. 2018). l ENERO / FEBRERO 2019 SPANISH

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NIÑOS MÁS FELICES Y CONSCIENTES ORIGINARIO DE LA INDIA LA PALABRA YOGA SIGNIFICA UNIÓN; ESA UNIÓN PARTE CON UNO MISMO Y LUEGO CON LOS DEMÁS; E AQUÍ DONDE LOS NIÑOS APRENDEN A RELACIONARSE CON ELLOS MISMO Y LUEGO CON EL ENTORNO sta nueva metodología lúdica esta siendo incorporada por varios colegios como una herramienta importante en una educación más integral. Los padres llegan buscando actividades para que sus hijos puedan divertirse, tengan beneficios para su desarrollo físico/psíquico y para su salud.

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son constantemente muy activos, debemos contar siempre con material asociado a la práctica para poder captar su atención. A través de la practica de Yoga los niños realizan distintas posturas que conectan con su cuerpo y la respiración; comienzan a reconocerse, aprenden como deben relajarse y saber como aplicar estas técnicas en situaciones a veces conflictivas o que requieran esfuerzo de máxima concentración. Pero todo esto conlleva un tiempo, proceso importante donde la motivación por parte del instructor debe ser clave, con una actitud positiva, con capacidad de adaptación y siempre preparados para cualquier cambio y/o improvisación. En mi experiencia personal inicio la clase cantando el mantra OM, luego jugamos para que logren moverse, saltar y liberar un poco de energía, a medida que avanza la clases les voy incluyendo opciones más relajantes y para eso integro material asociado al Yoga: mándalas para colorear, memoricen con postura de yoga, palitos de colores para que ellos puedan crear sus propios mándalas y juegos de mesa. Finalmente siempre nos queda un espacio para realizar la práctica de asanas y terminar con una experiencia de relajación.

Algunos factores a considerar es no tener más de 15 niños en el grupo, deben asistir con ropa cómoda, cada uno con su Mat de Yoga. La sala debe ser un lugar iluminado, tranquilo y silencioso para que los pequeños no se distraigan.

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La búsqueda del equilibrio y de la armonía, constituyen una buena base para que en el futuro los pequeños disfruten de una vida adulta alegre y saludable.

El yoga ayuda a canalizar la energía y a reafirmar su autoestima; tanto para el niño extrovertido como para el introvertido les permite relajarse y ayudará a los mas tímidos a que pierdan sus miedos ante los demás y se abran al universo que los rodea.

Las actividades favorecerán al desarrollo de los sentidos, ayudará concentrarse y llevar una vida más tranquila, manteniendo siempre una actitud positiva.

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Es normal que con el transcurrir de los años cambie el amor y la pasión en una misma pareja?

Toda pareja atraviesa por varios períodos, la persona que piense que su relación de pareja debe estar siempre estática, esta errada; así mismo, si se piensa que el amor y la pasión son procesos que no varían y que deben estar intactos desde el principio hasta el final. Estas percepciones o errores de concepto hace que mucha gente “salte” de relación en relación tratando de atrapar ese amor y esa pasión que cada cierto tiempo cambia o pierde. Si toda nuestra vida es un constante cambio, ¿por qué nuestras relaciones de pareja no van a ser dinámicas?.

¿Cuáles son los períodos por los que atraviesa una relación de pareja? Período de conformación Corresponde al período de elección de pareja y de gustar recíproco, donde según la afinidad que tenga esa probable pareja con uno, determinara si se comienza ó no esa relación. Hay algunos parámetros que pudiéramos estudiar en este período: amor, físico, carácter, clase social, grado de instrucción, estabilidad económica, representatividad social, y relación entre ambos proyectos individuales para poder formar un proyecto de pareja o colectivo.

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Período de mantenimiento Luego del período de conformación viene este período de consolidación de la unión, puede durar años antes de que la pareja decida si sus proyectos individuales son factibles de ser un proyecto de pareja o colectivo. La pareja esta más centrada en su elección, la emoción ha pasado, es una etapa de ensayo y error donde juntos experimentaran las situaciones cotidianas de la vida, analizarán, discutirán y se pondrán de acuerdo en como las asumirán como miembros de una pareja. Es necesario y valido hacer un contrato de funcionamiento de pareja donde se ponga claro cual va a ser el rol de cada uno en situaciones tales como: manutención de la vivienda, ¿quién hace el mercado?, ¿quién lava, plancha, cocina? ¿y quien arregla la casa?, ¿quién corta el jardín?, ¿quién lleva los niños al colegio y quién corrige sus tareas?, y por último ¿quién tiene la ultima decisión en el hogar?.

Período de disolución (ó de renacimiento): En algunas relaciones de pareja se presentan problemas provenientes ya sea de una mala elección de pareja o de un pobre mantenimiento de la relación, trayendo como consecuencia un deterioro progresivo de la relación de pareja. Nosotros hemos llamado a esto: período de disolución (en caso de separación) ó período de renacimiento (en caso de reconciliación). Si usted esta en este período quizás necesite de la ayuda de un sexólogo o especialista en terapia de pareja, no dude en consultar con gente especializada en la materia. l

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cerdo de tierra EL NUEVO AÑO CHINO DEL CERDO DE TIERRA O JABALÍ SEGÚN DIFERENTES TRADUCCIONES Y SISTEMAS DE ASTROLOGÍA EN PAÍSES ORIENTALES DONDE ES MUY POPULAR LA PRÁCTICA DEL FENG SHUI, COMIENZA EL 05 DE FEBRERO DEL 2019 HASTA EL 24 DE ENERO DEL 2020. on la luna nueva del 05 de febrero los chinos comienzan las celebraciones de este nuevo año que dura quince días continuos con ceremonias, rituales para compartir en familia, atraer la prosperidad, el amor, la salud y el bienestar.

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Con la llegada de cada nuevo año chino se renuevan las energías en el hogar y a nivel personal se abren nuevas posibilidades de realizar cambios importantes en los diferentes niveles de vida como la profesión, el amor, el bienestar y otros a través del arte ancestral del feng shui. Cada año, uno de los 12 animales del zodiaco representa este inicio de año y asume una característica y energía particular durante este período. El ciclo que acaba de culminar fue del Perro de Tierra que nos trajo muchas enseñanzas como la constancia, perseverancia, lealtad y justicia. El cerdo trae consigo sus propias características que son: laborioso, hogareño, amistoso, ahorrativo, informal, relajado, amable y bondadoso. Cada persona según su fecha de nacimiento tiene un animal del zodiaco chino que lo representa junto a número especial de feng shui, conocer esto te ayudara a sacar las mejores oportunidades para desarrollarte durante en el año. A nivel general según la astrología china Ba Zi y el movimiento anual de las estrellas voladoras por feng shui este año prevalece los elementos del agua y fuego, donde el elemento que predomina es el fuego.

Estos dos elementos chocan entre sí. La inteligencia, la rapidez mental, la astucia, los nuevos trabajos intelectuales marcarán la pauta a partir de este año y los siguientes; estos generarán dificultades y restricciones con nuevas normas, leyes y restricciones a todo lo relacionado con el fuego como por ejemplo la publicidad, espectáculos, finanzas y otros. Las nuevas ideas o pensamientos que se ejecuten podrán sortear estas dificultades y generar competencia. En todo este conflicto entre agua y fuego quien saldrá favorecido es el elemento tierra. Todo lo asociado a la tierra como por ejemplo la autoridad, jerarquía, propiedades, seguros, el buen nombre y el poder generará estabilidad y confianza durante este período y en consecuencia formará el elemento de la riqueza que es el metal y esto ayudará que nuevas personas se atrevan a salir con actividades innovadoras a la luz, a través de las redes sociales e internet y se vuelvan populares a nivel global. El reto más importante es para todo lo asociado al elemento madera (producción general, expansión, crecimiento, bienes, editorial y otros) debe reinventarse, buscar nuevos mercados para propagarse de lo contrario quedaran estancados o llegarán a su final. La clave principal es actuar con inteligencia para aprovechar sabiamente las energías del año. l Inteligencia es la habilidad de adaptarse a los cambios. Stephen Hawking ENERO / FEBRERO 2019 SPANISH

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n behalf of the entire team at Teen InFluential, we’re thrilled to be among the many welcoming you to, what we hope will be, an awesome 2019! The new year is a time, when many of us are doing order in our life. Many of us are focusing on planning new diets, wardrobes, schools, travel plans, and many other important activities. We focus this way because the goal is to spend the new year, better than the previous. Whatever your focus in 2019, we hope you’ll take Teen InFluential with you as a source of useful information to help you to continue to live your best amazing life. Our wishes for you in 2019. . . .

Wishes of success! Let 2019 abound in professional successes, bring satisfaction, and successes as a result of the actions and challenges taken, and all well-being in your personal life. We wish you a New Year full of optimism, joy, and happiness. Let it be in 2019 that all your wishes and hopes will come true! Your Family at Teen InFluential!

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Internships: THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE

Upon graduation, students are thrown into the world, beginning their journey applying for the job of their dreams. Often the “promised job” after four years working for a degree is not as available, or easy to obtain as once thought.

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t’s a battle for the best. 10, 50, 100, or even thousands of applicants may be fighting for the single position available. So how do you get one foot in the door, get one step ahead of the rest so you can get your dream job? The key? Internships. But why are internships so important? Internships allow teenagers and students to get hands on work experience in the career field of their choice. A huge benefit is the mentorship provided. Working as an intern allows you to potentially work directly under some of the best influencers in your field, giving you the capability to see what it’s like working in that field, and giving you the opportunity to ask questions you otherwise might not be able to. The mentorship also is a great chance for networking. When it comes

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to getting your dream job, in addition to having the necessary qualifications, knowing the right people can put you in a good position. Many companies use their internship programs to search for fresh, upcoming new hires, and in some cases, may even offer a full-time job upon completion or graduation if it was a job well done.

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Along with mentorship, experience, job opportunities, and networking, some internship programs can also qualify for college credit. Your university advisers are the best people with whom to talk to make sure any internships you complete can be credited toward your degree plan. Be sure to discuss it first before starting because it may be not every internship will be accepted by your university. Even if you don’t receive college credit, many internships are still worth pursuing as it gives you a professional accomplishment and job to

put on your resume. Assuming you work hard and excel during your time at the company, the networking you did with your boss also gives you someone to ask for a letter of recommendation if needed for later on down the road for your next big job interview. Are you ready to get the ball rolling for your future? It’s never too early to apply for an internship. Although many companies prefer some experience or college courses completed, some places will take you on right out of high school, or even while still in high school. So, take a look at what positions are available, and if you don’t find any to apply for, reach out to companies you’re interested in, and see if they’d be willing to take you on. Showing interest and initiative is one of the prime attributes that can get you a position as an intern. So, get out there. Send your application in and unlock the key to your future success.l

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ow, global agribusiness Syngenta is taking the program a step further by introducing a corporate component to the experience. This one-of-akind approach to agricultural education gives young adults the opportunity to job shadow in corporate settings as well as on farms - a practice that gives participants valuable industry insight as they prepare to enter into the workforce themselves. Jenny Heaton, Syngenta head of people and organization development, decided to test this approach after first learning about IFYE at an agricultural diversity conference. She quickly saw the value in bringing the program into a corporate space and helped launch the pilot program in summer 2018.

The Experience of a Lifetime The pilot was a success for Lisa Schmid, a German exchange student studying for her master’s degree in agricultural studies. The Syngenta IFYE program provided a chance for her to learn more about American culture and see the diversity of careers in agriculture. Growing up on a farm in Stendal, Germany, Schmid developed an early interest in agriculture. Her family also participated in IFYE when Schmid was young, hosting two students from the U.S. and one from Finland.

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For years, the International Farm Youth Exchange Association (IFYE) has offered young adults an opportunity to travel and learn about agriculture in a different country. Later, her brother joined the IFYE program and was an exchange student in Kansas. It was only a matter of time before Schmid took her turn to participate in the IFYE program, too. Schmid had the traditional IFYE experience in South Dakota, where she stayed with three farm families. But her three-week stay in Minnesota was unique. During her time in the North Star State, Schmid was introduced to human resource initiatives, such as leadership development programming and organizational design. She also met with a company representative who investigates prospective investment opportunities and learned the science behind the seed industry. “I was able to learn about other aspects of agriculture while spending time with my Syngenta hosts. It was an amazing adventure that I’ll always remember,” says Schmid.

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Expanding the Pilot Program into new Territory IFYE is not just about exploring how different places grow food and raise livestock. It’s also about giving people the opportunity to learn more about global culture. IFYE is a unique experience because young adults have the chance to see agriculture from new perspectives - fresh outlooks that they can take back home with them and into their careers. That’s why Syngenta and IFYE are excited to continue the success of this pilot and expand the program to send young Americans abroad. “We look forward to growing this relationship and working with Syngenta to offer our participants new experiences that continue to add value to the exchange program,” said Ken Gordon, executive director of IFYE. (BPT) l


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mechanics, a vocational education can prepare that individual for a well-paying, real-world career right out of high school. Indeed, many students learn from industry professionals and participate in internships and other unique programs that serve as a springboard to careers after they graduate. For example, over the last two decades, derelict farm equipment has provided high school-aged students with the tools they need for life through the Chevron’s Delo Tractor Restoration Competition, an annual event that is open to high school-aged tractor restorers. The program provides a national platform for students interested in careers in agriculture or diesel mechanics on which to shine, mixing the hands-on vocational experience of restoring an antique tractor with the business skills needed to detail, manage and communicate the process. On top of valuable experience and national exposure at industry

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Chevron’s Delo Tractor Restoration Competition connects students with opportunity. ties through this program,” says Rick Elmore, career and technology education coordinator at Dubiski Career High School. “I have been an advisor and mentor to participants in the competition for over a decade and have seen the impact it can have on their lives.” Indeed, many participants have gone on to careers in mechanics, or have used the experience to launch them into careers outside of agriculture or mechanics. “The vocational aspects of the Delo event provided critical context that led to my study of automotive restoration at McPherson College,” says Tabetha Salsbury Hammer, two-time competition winner (‘03 and ‘04) and the first female to win the event. “The business skills helped prepare me for a career in the classic car industry. To say this event changed my life would be an understatement.”

commitment, determination, teamwork, project management, budgeting, planning and even a little marketing. It’s a very hands-on experience and those familiar with the program say that

participants come out prepared for the real world. “I can’t count the number of kids that have been exposed to excellent career opportuni-

For those interested in a vocational education, such programs abound, representing a number of industries and careers. It’s only a matter of learning more about these opportunities. So, whether you have an aptitude for mechanics or you are not sure if a traditional four-year college degree is the right path for you, visiting the career center at your school as well as looking into vocational internships, programs and competitions, can expand your horizons about what’s possible for your future. (StatePoint) l

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With cold weather already here, the winter season has officially started early for most Americans. As the weeks drag on, you’re bound to get sick of bundling up in your sweaters and puffy coats. It’s the perfect time to refresh your style.

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ut there’s no need to splurge on an entirely new closet full of clothes. Here are a few simple tricks to help you cure your winter wardrobe blues and invigorate your sense of fashion:

Clean Smart Taking care of your existing winter clothing (and hard-to-clean winter coat) is imperative! After months of storage, a thorough refresh is needed to keep your winter gear in tip-top shape. Machine washing can be tough on your clothes, especially delicate items. Take better care of your wardrobe staples with the Wi-Fi enabled LG Styler, a clothing care system that uses the gentle power of pure steam to refresh your clothes, reducing wrinkles

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Look to Social Media With so many fashion bloggers, it’s easy to stay up-to-date on the latest trends. Search Instagram for fashion bloggers that match your style - bonus points if they live in your area and share outfit inspiration that matches your current climate. These fashion gurus also often share sales and discounts that can help save you money when something catches your eye.

Color Coordinate Your Accessories If you’re bored of your basic, neutral pieces, energize your outfit by choosing a color theme for your accessories. For example, match red shoes to a pair of statement red earrings in an otherwise all-black ensemble or step up a sweater and jeans with a colorful printed scarf. Bold, bright colors reflect your personality. Animal prints and stripes can create an

edgy, eclectic look. The possibilities are endless when you start to experiment with accessories and mix it up.

Declutter Your Closet Many people stand in front of a closet full of clothes every morning but can’t find anything they want to wear. If this is you, it’s time for a closet overhaul. Spend a day going through every item of clothing you own. Keep what you love and wear regularly and donate the rest. You’ll be amazed at how refreshed you feel.

Invest in New Pieces Once you get rid of the clutter, you’ll have a better understanding of what you need. A few updated pieces can take you far. If your winter boots are looking tired and worn out, try a new style. If you donated all your jeans, shop for the perfect pair to add to your collection. You may be counting down the days until spring, but these tips will help you get through another stretch of cold weather. For more information on how to refresh your style and home, visit lg.com. (BPT) l

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When Jaylah Martinez has a paintbrush in hand, it’s like a conduit between the emotions inside Jaylah and the canvas. Like many teens, the budding artist has voiced big dreams for her paintings and art. In Jaylah’s case, she envisions them displayed in a modern art gallery in Los Angeles.

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nlike most teens, however, Jaylah faces struggles with her health. The high school honors student from San Antonio, Texas, is battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Last August, she was diagnosed with stage IV Renal Medullary Carcinoma. Prior to her diagnosis, Jaylah was an active teen who had taken on leadership roles, from serving as Teen Ambassador for the city of San Antonio, to designing and creating public art projects for Blue Star Contemporary’s MOSAIC Student Artist Program.

Sadly, because of Jaylah’s health issues, she’s been forced to step aside from her extracurricular activities, which made the special surprise that Jaylah received all the more inspiring and uplifting. In December, Jaylah learned her dream as an artist, to show her work in LA, was about to come true. Make-A-Wish(R) Central and South Texas hosted a special wish unveiling for Jaylah at North Park Subaru Dominion, which had set aside part of their showroom for a community celebration of Jaylah and an exhibit of her paintings during the annual Subaru Share the Love(R) Event. Jaylah greeted and hugged friends, family and local art lovers, and took time to describe the themes and inspiration running through her colorful paintings: Jaylah’s spiritual connection to God, celebrating life on Earth, and the comfort of familial love. Wearing bold silver earrings and a brilliant smile on Jaylah’s face, she looked every bit the part of an up and coming artist. “It feels good to know there are so many people in my life who are just supporting

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FEATURE me no matter what,” said Jaylah. “And I’m very grateful for these people. Because they’ve helped me. A lot.” Jaylah’s upcoming LA exhibit will be held this month. Despite Jaylah’s diagnosis, the high school junior is looking ahead to other life ambitions. Jaylah wants to attend college, major in biochemistry and become a research scientist who works to find a cure for cancer. Jaylah’s art show was also an opportunity to help other kids in her

community who are facing a critical illness, so they could have their wishes come true, too. The exhibit was held in conjunction with the Pack the Outback Toy Drive, where families were encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to the North Park Subaru Dominion to fill a new Subaru Outback in support of Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas. Kathrin Brewer, Make-A-Wish chapter president, said they were thrilled to have the support and partnership of the

dealership. The heart of the matter is, she says, the wishes granted are more than “a nice experience.” “Wishes have the power to transform lives by providing hope and the ability to experience life beyond illness,” Brewer said. To learn more about how you can help grant more wishes to children who are faced with a critical illness, visit www.wish.org. (BPT) l

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Luxury jacket brand, The Mighty Company, teamed up with celebrity stylist, Ilaria Urbinati, on a capsule collection with 100% of the profits benefiting Unchained At Last. Lili Reinhart is the face of the campaign.

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nspired by a break-up, Urbinati and The Mighty Company’s Jessie Willner worked closely together to create a collection that drew inspiration from the galaxy, owed to the classic parting phrase: “I need space.” The duo translated that concept into a three-piece capsule entitled, “The Breakup Collection.”Filled with planetary and celestial hand-cut elements atop a spectrum of specialty metallic and patent leathers, finished with light-hearted phrases for both the self-admittedly vulnerable (“Lost”) and the defiant (“Miss Galaxy”). Within three jackets, the collection communicates the

pair’s proclivity to a brand of slight irony reserved for the woman in control of her own cosmic fate. What started out as a passion project between longtime friends quickly transformed into a bigger mission. Realizing their own good fortune in having a support system to lean on, they decided to make it about women who don’t. They partnered with Unchained At Last, a nonprofit dedicated to stopping forced and child marriages and helping survivors rebuild their lives. With 100% of the proceeds from “The Breakup Collection” donated to Unchained At Last,

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Teen we ourselves select. So, we wanted to help support and empower girls and women who don’t have that simple privilege.” Lili Reinhart, a friend of the brand, heard the cause and agreed to shoot the campaign in a heartbeat. Photographed by Willner in the company’s Los Angeles studio, converted to become a land of monochrome color and structured aluminum foil. Willner stated: “The campaign was space cowgirl themed as a tongue-in-cheek embodiment of a wild, independent woman in a galactic setting. Ilaria pulled up the September 1995 Rolling Stone cover of Alicia Silverstone and we had to shoot a nod to it. Lili was the perfect front-woman of this because she’s this incredibly outspoken champion of women. She’s not following some set of antiquated rules that accompanies overnight success. She’s straightforward about what she believes and speaks out when she sees something wrong, demonstrating to a huge audience of young women that it’s okay to be unapologetically yourself.”

The Mighty Company and Ilaria hope to offer women the support they need to rise above their given circumstances. Per Willner: “We can pick lust over love, or love over suitability, or designate what our ‘type’ is, or be very decidedly single. We’re seeking with this project to give

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back to the women it touches one thing we so easily take for granted: Choice.” Urbinati adds: “We realize we are very lucky to have grown up under circumstances wherein we get to make our own choices in our lives: to go after our dreams and the careers we choose, to marry or break up with the partners we choose, to make the decisions

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With a desire to combine the timeless and the unique, The Mighty Company was created to redefine the classic jacket silhouettes in luxury materials. Launched in April 2016, the Los Angeles-based company skyrocketed to cult status when Gigi Hadid wore a custom leather jacket. Similarly, Ilaria Urbinati became known for putting a modern twist on the classic suit. Now one of Hollywood’s top stylists, her roster includes stars like Donald Glover, Bradley Cooper, Rami Malek, Armie Hammer, Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson, and John Krasinkski. The collection is available for purchase at www.themightycompany.com. l


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FASHION & STYLE About Ilaria Urbinati Ilaria Urbinati was born in Rome and raised in Paris. She started out in fashion as a buyer for highend boutiques Laura Urbinati, Satine, and Milk, being the first to bring many top European designers to the west coast. This led to the opening of her own store Confederacy, where she partnered with Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes on her first collaboration - a line of perfectly tailored suits, which were worn prominently by Ryan Gosling’s character in Crazy, Stupid, Love and sold out almost immediately. She went on to create successful capsule collections for two seasons with Eddie Bauer, a limited edition luxury bag with Montblanc, and another line of suits with Strong Suit to be sold exclusively in Nordstrom. Her ability to consistently get red carpet clients on every best dressed list led to her being featured on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Most Powerful Stylist” list four years in a row.

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About The Mighty Company Founded by visual artist Jessie Willner in 2016, the LA-based company known for their luxury jackets skyrocketed to cult status when Gigi Hadid wore a custom leather jacket from the brand. Using the direct-to-consumer model, the label is 100% dedicated to transparency and ethical production methods.

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SmarterSnacking

Planning health-conscious New Year’s resolutions typically includes cutting back on unhealthy foods during meals from breakfast to dinner. However, it’s also important to cut out sugary, calorie-laden snacks that can counteract all your hard work throughout the rest of the day.

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ather than skipping snacks entirely, it’s possible to instead incorporate nutritious options that pack protein to help you recharge without going overboard on calories, sodium and sugars. Opt for quick bites like Baked White Bean and Artichoke Dip paired with light, crunchy, low-sugar crackers to get the fuel you need between meals. This snack idea can be especially filling yet nutritious when you dip with an option like gluten-free, non-GMO Crunchmaster Protein Snack Crackers, made with wholesome ingredients crafted to fit healthy, active lifestyles. With five grams of plant-based protein per serving, the cholesterol-free crackers can aid in providing energy without unnecessary sugars. As you take steps to incorporate a healthier lifestyle in the New Year, be sure to take into account healthy activities along with nutritious eating habits from the first meal of the day to the last, and each snack in-between.

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Baked White Bean and Artichoke Dip with Crackers Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 8 1 can (15 ounces) organic white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (14 fluid ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, drained 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives, divided 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 2 cloves garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper pinch of cayenne pepper 1 package (3.54 ounces) Crunchmaster Protein Snack Crackers in Roasted Garlic flavor

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Heat oven to 400 F. In food processor, puree beans, artichokes, olive oil, 1 tablespoon chives, lemon zest, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne until smooth. Scrape into 4-cup baking dish and smooth over top. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining chives and serve with crackers. Tip: Substitute parsley or mint for chives, if desired. Nutrition information per serving: 200 calories; 10 g fat; 1 g saturated fat; 580 mg sodium; 21 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 7 g protein. (Family Features) l


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ome bakers dare to experiment with new recipes, while others stick with old favorites. Yet, even the tried-and-true recipes don’t always turn out right. Experienced bakers know how to achieve perfect cookies every time. But don’t worry! There’s no need to buy high-priced equipment or enroll in culinary school. All you need are simple tools, practical know-how and the best tasting, highest quality natural ingredients, including the staple Watkins Organic Ground Cinnamon, to make cookies that will please everyone. Here are a few simple tips for delectable cookies. Invest in a food scale. Baking is all about chemistry. For consistent results use a simple food scale. This is important when measuring flour, which settles and varies in density if scooped. The rule of thumb is: Every cup of white flour equals 5 ounces, though some sources may recommend less. Many recipes indicate required ounces or grams. The right amount of flour is needed to absorb the ingredients, and to provide correct ratios with raising agents.

Chill the dough. After mixing ingredients, chilling cookie dough for an hour or more prevents cookies from overspreading while baking. Time spent in the fridge also gives ingredients the chance to gel, enhancing flavors, especially if you’re using spices. Another upside: You can prepare dough ahead of time and chill until you’re ready to bake, making prep easier.

Use parchment paper. No need for Deluxe Sugar Cookies pricey baking sheets. Parchment paper on cookie sheets does wonders for preventing overdone cookie bottoms.

Hone your decorating strategy. You don’t need a lot of skill to achieve beautiful results. Start with good dough (properly chilled) and use a variety of cookie cutters to achieve perfect shapes. Cool cookies before applying icing or toppings so they won’t melt or run. Use Watkins Assorted Food Coloring with no artificial dyes for the best results in colorful Pinterest-worthy treats. Creating effects with a variety of toppings (candies, sprinkles, icing, etc.) will make it look like you spent days in the kitchen.

Use high-quality ingredients. Always start with high-quality, fresh ingredients for the best taste and appearance. Make sure your flour and raising agents, like baking powder or baking soda, haven’t sat in your cupboard too long, losing their effectiveness. Using the best quality flavorings like Watkins All Natural Baking Vanilla Extract results in scrumptious cookies. Unlike ordinary vanilla, which has a higher alcohol content, Watkins All Natural Baking Vanilla is made with flavor-rich Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla. It is a double-strength vanilla, so you need only half the normal amount in your baking. Here is a classic recipe to delight your family and guests.

Cookies: 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon Watkins All Natural Baking Vanilla Extract 1/2 teaspoon Watkins Pure Almond Extract 2 tablespoons milk 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Frosting: 4 cups powdered sugar 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 3 to 4 tablespoons milk 1 to 2 teaspoons Watkins Pure Orange, Watkins Pure Lemon or Watkins Pure Peppermint Extract, to taste Watkins Assorted Food Coloring Cookies: Combine butter, sugar, egg, extracts and milk in large bowl. Stir in flour and baking powder; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (about 2 hours). Heat oven to 400 F. On lightly floured surface, roll dough one third at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with floured cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately remove to cool on wire rack. Frosting: Combine all ingredients; beat until smooth. (BPT) l

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The health community has long praised the benefits of vitamins and nutrients derived from natural sources.

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or those looking to improve their health or take preventative measures, these 10 natural super foods can be incorporated into your daily diet to help support your health:

Green Tea – Armed with a special type of antioxidants called polyphenols, green tea can decrease plaque formed in the arteries and can fight prostate cancer.

Rosemary – Studies have shown this powerful spice can reduce the risk of stroke, as well as protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

Almonds – Full of plant sterols and amino acids, almonds can help lower high cholesterol and promote muscle

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HEALTH & WELLNESS growth. These handheld treats are also rich in vitamin E, which can protect skin from sun damage.

Fatty Fish – Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fatty fish such as salmon, flounder and sardines can lower the risk of heart disease.

Bananas – This easy, portable snack is loaded with essential potassium, which regulates the nervous system. Bananas also offer loads of vitamin B-6, which aids immunity and metabolism. Whole Grains – These powerful body defenders have been known to

boost immunity, protect against various cancers and reduce cholesterol.

Eggs – These energy-packed breakfast favorites contain a special type of protein that helps build muscle strength more than other proteins. When compared to other breakfast foods, eggs can also keep you feeling fuller longer with fewer calories and fat.

Spinach – Chock-full of magnesium, potassium and various vitamins and nutrients, spinach can prevent clogged arteries and protect against prostate and colon cancers.

Soy – This protein-packed food contains isoflavones, which can aid in treatment and prevention of prostate cancer. Also, research from the Food and Drug Administration shows that 25 grams per day can help lessen the risk of heart disease.

Dark Chocolate – Satisfy your sweet tooth and improve blood flow to the brain at the same time. Dark chocolate can also lower blood pressure and increase skin’s resistance to UV rays. Find more health-conscious tips at eLivingToday.com. (Family Features) l

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ResolvetoBoostH Looking to make a change to your nutrition in the new year? Start by examining what is often referred to as the most important meal of the day; breakfast.

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Don’t Skip It: Breakfast is not only essential to weight maintenance, it can help ensure you avoid nutritional deficiencies, so don’t avoid it. “Think about bonfires. If you don’t add wood to the flames, the fire will go out. Metabolism works the same way. If you don’t add food as fuel to your body,

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your metabolism will slow down,” says Springer. “To maintain a healthy diet, you need to eat regularly scheduled meals. Breakfast is particularly important because your metabolism slows during a night of sleep.”

Did you know that a bagel at Einstein Bros. Bagels has between 9 and 17 grams of protein? This is more than or as much protein as one large egg, three slices of turkey, one cup of 2 percent milk or two tablespoons of creamy peanut butter.

Skipping breakfast has also been proven to be linked to nutrient deficiencies, points out Springer.

Include Carbohydrates: Many new

“Breakfast provides essential nutrients that can’t be made up for later in the day,” says. “A good breakfast will provide protein, b vitamins, fiber, calcium and iron.”

diets encourage you to skip carbohydrates, but carbs are the number one source of energy for the body and brain food to boot. Carbohydrates convert to glucose in the body -- and our brain, one of the most demanding organs in the body, cannot function without glucose.

Streamline: Habits are most Include Protein: Protein helps to successfully formed when they are

maintain blood sugar levels, keeps you fuller longer and provides the building blocks for skin, hair, nails and muscle. But because protein can’t be stored as protein in the body, it needs to be consumed throughout the day.

easy to adopt. To that end, consider streamlining your breakfast by seeking out one location for your morning cup of joe as well as your protein-rich, meal, such as Einstein Bros. Bagels, which offers a full breakfast menu.

“Be sure your first meal includes protein. You don’t have to search hard to do so. Some of your favorite breakfast items are already a great source,” says Springer.

A nutritious day all starts with a balanced breakfast. Start 2019 off on the right foot by giving your breakfasts a makeover. (StatePoint) l

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ou can incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your daily regimen with one simple snack hack: smoothies! Smoothies are convenient, fast and easy to make -- all you need is a liquid base, frozen or fresh ingredients and a blender. However, not all smoothies are made equally. It’s easy to overlook the amount of sugar we’re sipping, which can make your “healthy” smoothie the sugar equivalent of a candy bar. Yikes! The secret to making a better-for-you smoothie is cherry picking the right ingredients that not only taste good but are good for you. Here are four tips for blending healthful smoothies that will help you reach your wellness resolutions in the New Year:

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Sacrifice sugar, not taste.

Smoothies made with fruit-flavored juices or sweetened with frozen yogurt might taste great, but can wreak havoc on your health, often adding up to more than an entire day’s worth of added sugar. Cut

back on the excess sugar by making them at home, where you can control what’s inside. Consider smart swaps, like no sugar added Mooala Bananamilks. These dairyfree milk alternatives add great-tasting flavor with sustainably-sourced bananas, roasted sunflower seeds and a touch of cinnamon and sea salt. Whether you’re making a green smoothie, something sweet and creamy or packed with tropical flavors, the Original, Chocolate and Strawberry Bananamilk varieties are packed with real ingredients and won’t leave you with a sugar crash.

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after meals, it’s possible that dairy could be the culprit. Daiya, the tasty brand known for creating plant-based versions of favorite comfort foods, now offers delicious dairy-free yogurt cups in fruit flavors, like strawberry, peach and more. These yogurt cups are made with coconut cream, are low in sugar and pack in a healthy dose of B12, calcium and 6 grams of protein per serving. Plus, the coconut cream provides a satisfying creamy texture without the discomforts associated with dairy.

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lives require time-saving measures,

Turn flavor into function. and making smoothies is no exception.

Make your smoothie as efficient as you are. Multitask with ingredients to provide your body with all it needs without adding excess calories. Blend in a scoop of collagen for better skin or a dash of turmeric to decrease inflammation. Also consider adding extra fiber, which takes longer for your body to digest, making you feel full longer and on fewer calories. Functional foods can help fill in nutritional gaps of your diet while pairing added benefits.

Prep smoothie packets the night before or, even better, for the week ahead. It just takes a few minutes to portion out the right amount of fruits and veggies, throw them in a baggie and into the freezer. Measuring the night before also ensures you don’t overindulge in the morning rush, plus you won’t have to add ice cubes, which lets you pack in more antioxidants while simplifying the process. (StatePoint) l

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Leverage the experts.

Find shortcuts.

From shopping for your great-grandpa’s 80th birthday to finding the perfect Sunday brunch accessory, there are expert opinions on everything to guide you on your quest. A quick search online before you start to shop will generate creative ideas so you can have a starting point of what to look for.

In today’s busy world, time is of the essence. Retailers recognize this need for efficiency and have designed services to make your life easier. You can buy online pick up in store, utilize complimentary gift-wrapping, or even schedule a free stylist appointment who will populate a dressing room with curated products before you even walk in the store. The list of services goes on and on, so be sure to check out what your local retailer has to offer.

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Join a loyalty program. Being a rewards member at your favorite retailer allows you to not only get the perfect gift but enjoy wonderful bonuses for yourself as well. For example, Nordstrom’s new Nordy Club combines everything you loved about the Nordstrom Rewards program with enhanced services and experiences. You can earn points faster to receive notes, which can be used like cash for purchases in-store, in the app or online. As a member, you also get “First to Shop” select brand and product launches, access to beauty and style workshops, free basic alterations, can reserve online to try on in-store or use curbside pickup.

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To learn more about how to best leverage these tips at Nordstrom, check out The Nordy Club or visit Nordstrom. com. (BPT) l

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From the seasoned fashionista to the last-minute gifter, we all have reasons to go shopping. Sometimes finding the perfect gift for a special loved one can feel overwhelming with so many choices out there. Here are few tips that can help save time, money and make shopping stress-free.


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LIFESTYLE trays, clothing, carpet fibers and so much more - including new beverage bottles. Recycling not only reduces waste, it saves energy too. Consider plastic bottled water containers, for example. Making new bottles from old ones uses 84 percent less energy, according to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA). Understanding that every person plays a critical role in the recycling process, IBWA launched “Put It In The Bin” - a partner-friendly initiative focused on educating people about the value of always putting recyclables in the bin so they can be made into new and amazing things. Recycling isn’t always convenient, but it’s worthwhile to do. When life is busy, it can be easy to forget to recycle. Consider these smart, easy-to-do tips that can help you make recycling a part of your daily life:

Location: Place your recycling bin near your trash bin as a visual reminder that recycling can be just as fast and simple as putting something in the garbage.

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Plan ahead: Make space for empty beverage containers in your bag or car so it’s easy to bring them home and place them in your curbside bin.

Set reminders: More than 90 percent of American homes have access to curbside and drop-off recycling programs, according to IBWA. Set an alert on your phone so you remember to bring out the recycling on the designated day.

Reuse: Think about how you can reuse items, such as transforming empty plastic beverage bottles into a beautiful holiday wreath. Watch the video here for details: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=P_51YHj_4-o&t=2s. Buy recycled: Purchase goods made from recycled materials to support the ongoing life cycle of products. There are many things that can be recycled, but bottled water containers are the most common drink item in curbside recycling programs, recycled at a rate of 53.9 percent, according to the “Put It In The Bin” website. In fact, recycling just one plastic

Caps included: Enjoy convenience beverage bottle can conserve enough

n astounding 70 percent of what people toss in the trash is actually recyclable, but very few people recycle as often as they should. What exactly happens to plastic beverage bottles that you put in a recycling bin?

drinks, empty them, replace the cap and recycle. It’s important to remember that both the bottle and the cap are made from valuable plastics that are in demand by reclaimers.

energy to power a 60-watt bulb for up to six hours, notes IBWA. What’s more, according to Recycle Across America, five recycled plastic bottles provide enough fiber to produce one square foot of carpet.

They are collected, sorted and ground into plastic flakes. Different types of plastic flakes are separated before being washed and dried. Then the processed flakes are used to make things like cups,

Bring recyclables home: Outside of the home it can be difficult to locate recycling bins. Make a conscious decision to bring empty beverage bottles home so they can be recycled properly.

With recycling, the possibilities are endless - but it all starts with one small personal choice to recycle. To learn more about how recycling makes a difference, visit putitinthebin.org. (BPT) l

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Today’s teens can easily connect with like-minded people by making videos and sharing them. For some 85 percent of U.S. teens, a smartphone is their tool of choice to watch, share and publish videos, according to Pew Research Center.

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ideo and social media platforms are great tools for teens to explore their interests, express themselves creatively and connect with communities around the world. Many creative teens have built personal brands and vibrant communities for people who like fashion, beauty products and video games. Some teens even partner with companies like Star Stable - makers of the world’s most popular online, horse adventure game - to create video channels for a global audience. The company credits the popularity of their video channel, Star Stable News, to the energy and ideas of the young hosts and the vibrant community they have built around the world. The Star Stable News hosts Ylva Potatoheart and Matilda Opalpie are

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happy to share tips to create your own video channel. If you’re not sure where to start, this guide can help you plan, film and promote your video content. But first, online safety is of utmost importance, so before filming and posting, make sure you talk to your parents about your plans and get their permission.

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Determine the theme of your video channel.

Ask yourself what makes you happy. You may know immediately or it may take some soul searching. If you’re unsure, grab a notepad and keep a list of things that catch your interest throughout the day. Ask yourself what kind of videos you like to watch? What would you love to discuss for hours on end? Talk about what matters to you, and your passion will show.

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Pick your channel name with care.

Your video channel will be your trademark, so select a name that reflects the content you want to create. Some influencers use a nickname, some use their real name, some just pick a word, and some simply make up a name they like! Just make sure your channel name is easy to recognize and relates to you and your content.

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Determine what action you want people to take.

Ask yourself what you want your viewers to think, do or say after watching your videos. Can you help others? Or do you want to spark a discussion? Do you want to inspire them to make the world better? Do you want them to laugh and be happy?

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Plan and record your topics and content.

Plan ahead and map out content for the first five or six videos. Create and follow a basic structure so your viewers can follow your story. Each video needs a welcome message, an overview of the video’s content, a deep-dive into the topic you’re discussing and a conclusion. If it’s easy for you to speak off the cuff with a simple list of subtopics, go for it! Otherwise, an organized outline can keep the video on track.


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Once your video is complete and edited, it’s time to put it out into the world ... and see how people respond! Share the video on your social channels, tag influencers and use hashtags to reach a wider audience. Don’t forget the importance of a well-written title. To help people find your video, take time to come up with the right key words and be sure they appear in the title.

6. Engage your community. When people leave comments, respond as soon as you can - it’s a great way to build that community. Use your video and social channels to ask viewers for ideas for upcoming videos. Show your community that you care what they think and that you are listening to them.

It’s never too late to tackle a new adventure, especially if you are up for the creative and artistic challenge. If you have an idea of what you want to do, grab your equipment, go out and start creating! (BPT) l

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Donating to local food banks is one way to ensure that that are not in breakable glass containers, everyone in your as most food banks cannot accept them. community feels the warmth this winter. 3. Beans and peas. Canned or dried

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ith this mission in mind, Dole Packaged Foods launched its “Let Sunshine In, Drive Hunger Out” hunger relief campaign, in partnership with Kroger and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. You can participate by adding a few much-needed supplies to your shopping cart and contributing to your local food bank. Here are six most needed food categories to donate to your community food bank:

1. Fruits and vegetables. The most needed item in food banks is fruit. Additionally, both fruit and vegetables contain essential vitamins and fiber everyone needs. Choose non-perishable items in unbreakable containers. Pop-top or easy-to-open packaging is a plus, as not everyone has can openers. In addition to its well-known choices like canned pineapple chunks, Dole offers jarred fruit such as sliced peaches and mandarin oranges in easy-to-open plastic jars. Dole Fruit Bowls or Organics come in small packages great for kids’lunches.

2. Baby food. Canned infant formula and boxed baby cereals are essential for families with infants. Choose products

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beans and peas have a long shelf life, and they are very versatile for a wide range of recipes. They’re also packed with vital nutrition, containing lots of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and are rich in antioxidants.

4. Protein. Canned meat or chicken can be used in many different kinds of recipes, and canned fish such as tuna or salmon is extremely nutritious, containing calcium, vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids. Additionally, products like peanut butter and nuts such as almonds are easy to store and are a good source of fiber and protein.

5. Soups and stews. Choose varieties with less sodium for the best nutritional value, and opt for cans that are easy to open. Many options today contain organic ingredients and a wide variety of flavors for easy-to-fix meals any family can use, whether served alone or in combination with pasta or rice.

6. Seasonings. This may not immediately come to mind, so food banks can always use more. Cooking delicious meals relies on ingredients like oil, vinegar, spices and dried herbs. Olive and canola

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oils are healthy and often come in plastic containers. Pick up a few extra flavorings that you might typically use for cooking a tasty meal, including salt, pepper, oregano, basil, thyme, cinnamon or garlic powder. As part of Dole’s commitment to hunger relief, Chef Jamie Gwen created delicious recipes made mostly from ingredients commonly donated to food banks. Here’s one that’s easy to make as well as chock full of nutrition:

Spicy Mandarin Orange 4 Bean Salad 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (15 ounces) green beans, drained and rinsed 2 cans (11 or 15 ounces each) Dole Mandarin Oranges, drained 1/2 cup celery, thinly sliced 1 to 2 small jalapeno peppers, minced 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/3 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar Salt and freshly ground pepper


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PHILANTHROPY Stir together kidney beans, pinto beans, garbanzo beans, green beans, mandarin oranges, celery and jalapenos in large bowl. Whisk together vinegar, oil and sugar until sugar is dissolved, in small bowl. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Pour dressing over bean

mixture; toss to evenly coat. Refrigerate at least 1 to 2 hours before serving. To further inspire people to Let Sunshine In, Drive Hunger Out, Dole is participating in this year’s Rose Parade for its ninth year in a row. Dole’s “Rhythm of Paradise” float

pays homage to Dole’s Hawaiian heritage while also honoring the company’s commitment to hunger relief and the local California community. Join Dole Packaged Foods and give back to your local community. (BPT) l

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hether you are traveling afar to hit the slopes or enjoying a close-to-home day of sledding and snow ball fights, it’s important to keep in mind that outdoor adventure in cooler weather requires preparation.

It’s time to enjoy all your favorite winter sports.

Here are five tips to help you best enjoy the season.

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Dress for Warmth. Going on a ski weekend? Ice skating? To avoid exposure, ensure your clothes and accessories will stand up to the elements. They should be waterproof, windproof and durable, for maximize comfort, warmth and safety.

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healthy at other times of the year. For example, drinking water and staying hydrated is important whenever you are physically active. And while the days may be shorter, the sun can still be quite powerful, so keep using SPF on any exposed skin, and wear eye protection such as sunglasses designed for sports or goggles.


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Before investing in expensive, spaceconsuming equipment upfront, consider whether it’s more worthwhile to rent or buy these items. Factor in such details as how much use you will get out of the equipment each winter, the location of your upcoming trips, how you are getting

there and how much storage space you have at home.

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Prioritize Safety. Winter sports can be a lot fun, particularly when everyone stays safe and injuryfree. Ensure that everyone in your family is properly fitted for safety

equipment. For children, sizing may change year to year. Listen to the advice of any instructors you work with and always follow the directions and safety rules at the facility. (StatePoint) l

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January / February 2019 InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential  

The InFluential Family is Dedicated to the Art of Living Well.