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l THE VATANA WATTERS

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

RACHEL REILLY

Life is Awesome and She’s Enjoying Every Bit of It!

EXPERIENCE WATTERS WILLOWBY BY WATTERS WTOO BY WATTERS l RIME ARODAKY l OLVI’S ROYAL ROMANCE COLLECTION l LAKUM ELEMENTAL 2.0 COLLECTION l CAROLINE CASTIGLIANO l NAKED PRINCESS

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CONTENTS

FASHION EDITORIAL 62 | MASHA BY ALEX NAZAROV

IN FLUENCE PUBLISHER’S PICK

22 | Introducing the Perfect Bluetooth Speaker for Summer 24 | The World’s First Fully-Insulated Bottle

with Integrated Storage

BACK-TO-SCHOOL

25 | 5 Tips for a Smooth Back-to-School Transition 28 | Set for Success BEAUTY & GROOMING

34 | Hot Summer Hairstyles 38 | hims Partners with Austin’s Birds Barbershop DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT

50 | New Shoe Designer Sets Trends, Turns Heads, and Gives Back to Charity FASHION & STYLE

54 | Classic Cardigan - 5 Tips for Caring

for Your Vintage Wardrobe

56 | Donna Garzon Wants to Live a Life

Filled with Good Feelings

FOOD & BEVERAGE

SPORTS

200 | 5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Women’s Baseball and the 2018 Women’s Baseball World Cup TRAVEL

204 | Pursue Your Travel Passions 208 | Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Maintains

Stronghold as Region’s Leading Luxe All-Inclusive 216 | 5 Tips to Take Pets on Trips

FEATURE 44 | CREATE AN ACCESSIBLE LIFESTYLE 182 | EQUALITY, WOMEN, AND HEALTH

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 12 | RACHEL REILLY LIFE IS AWESOME AND SHE’S ENJOYING EVERY BIT OF IT!

IN NETWORK PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW

220 | Dr. Becky Bailey 221 | Lane Merrifield

174 | An Easy Start to Better Eating -

Healthy Surfaces and Simple Ingredients 176 | Chocolate Pairings Innovative Entertaining with a Sweet Twist 178 | Roth Cheese Launches New Collection of Creamy Snack Cheese HEALTH & WELLNESS

186 | 4 Ways to Make Summer Easier

for Children with Autism 188 | Tips for Keeping Your Kids Fit During the Off Season 190 | Celebrity Suicides Raise Worries About Copycats 6 Steps To Prevent It 192 | 5 Ways to Give Your Body a Boost Inside and Out 194 | Tips to Avoid Bad Breath and Achieve Whiter Teeth REAL ESTATE

198 | Real Estate Expert Joshua Swan is Committed to

Providing a Phenomenal Experience for his Clients

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76 | Wedding Celebrations 78 | 4 Traits to Look for When Choosing Your

Wedding Photographer

80 | Etiquette Advice from The Emily Post Institute.

Addressing & Sending Wedding Invitations

84 | Etiquette Advice from The Emily Post Institute.

How to Word a Wedding Response Card 86 | The Vatana Watters Experience 90 | Watters 98 | Willowby by Watters 104 | Wtoo by Watters 110 | Rime Arodaky Breaks Away from the Traditional Rules of Wedding Dress Designs 126 | Olvi’s Royal Romance Collection 140 | LAKUM Elemental 2.0 Collection 154 | Caroline Castigliano Designs are Confident and Sexy, Yet Exudes a Deep Sense of Style 166 | Naked Princess


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Teen SALUD 232 | CIRUGÍA DE AUMENTO DE GLÚTEOS 234 | LUNARES BENIGNOS, MALIGNOS Y VERRUGAS 236 | HABLAMOS DE INMADUREZ ESCOLAR 238 | MI HIJO DICE MALAS PALABRAS ¿QUÉ HAGO? 240 | MADRE VS. ESPOSA 242 | ¿ENTRENAR SOLO O CON UN PARTNER?

MODA 100% CHIC 320 | DOSACUADRADO

FENG SHUI 244 | ¿CÓMO ACEPTAR LOS CAMBIOS?

LENTE GLAM 358 | SEXY BOYS POR KEMUEL VALDES 366 | ENCANTO DE SIRENA POR WALTER DELGADO

MODA LATINA 248 | US INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK & AWARDS EDICIÓN COLOMBIA 268 | CHAKANA 274 | ESTILO URBANO FASHION EDITORIAL 276 | CAROLINA HERRERA MEN’S PRE FALL 2018 312 | BEACH GLAM 330 | THE UNTOUCHABLES BY BENGUIGUI 350 | SUMMER VIBES 382 | SELECCIONES EDITOR DE MODA BELLEZA 284 | 8 ARTÍCULOS DE BOLSA 286 | MAQUILLAJE NUPCIAL 288 | SELECCIONES EDITOR INFLUYENTES 292 | EN EL BACKSTAGE CON JUAN RICONDO 298 | THE EXTREME MAKEOVER CON GIO MOROS 304 | FLOW CON CORAZÓN

TURISMO 326 | MAGIC KINGDOM LA MAGIA Y LOS SUEÑOS EN UN MISMO LUGAR GOURMET 338 | DULCE Y SALADO MARÍA JOSÉ CARPIO 346 | OFRENDA HÚNGARA

MODA 374 | LOUIS VUITTON MEN’S COLLECTION BY VIRGIL ABLOH DEPORTES 384 | TRAS BAMBALINAS DE LA PÉRDIDA DE PESO 388 | YOGA, UN PUENTE ESPIRITUAL PARTE II 392 | ALIMENTACIÓN FUERA DEL AGUA 394 | SPORT PICKS SEXOLOGÍA 396 | 50 TIPS PARA MEJORAR TU VIDA SEXUAL TECNOLOGÍA 400 | TECNO PICS AUTOAYUDA 402 | PASADO, PRESENTE Y FUTURO EN UN MISMO LUGAR

FEATURE 410 | GIGI CARUSO SETS THE STANDARD AS A YOUNG DESIGNER 452 | SUMMER IS TOO GOOD TO WASTE 482 | THE CURIOUS CASE OF NICK YOUNG 486 | GIVING FOR GOOD ENTERTAINMENT 414 | 3 AWESOME BACKYARD PARTY IDEAS 416 | GET INVOLVED IN THE GAME OF CHESS 418 | HOW TO BUILD THE PERFECT PLAYLIST FASHION & STYLE 420 | FALL IN LOVE WITH FASHION THAT PERFECTLY FITS AND FLATTERS YOUR BODY 438 | STS BLUE FALL VIBES ARE HERE

FASHION EDITORIAL 456 | GIGI C BIKINIS SUMMER LIVING 468 | BEAT-THE-HEAT TIPS FOR SUMMER HEALTH & WELLNESS 470 | HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT SUNGLASSES TO PROTECT YOUR EYES THIS SUMMER 472 | WATER SAFETY 474 | THOUGHTS ON SADNESS 476 | THE FIGHT TO LOVE 478 | 5 FANTASTIC ENERGYBOOSTING SNACKS FOR FITNESS SUCCESS TECHNOLOGY 480 | HOW NEW TECHNOLOGY IS HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH CANCER TRAVEL 484 | SUMMER TRAVELS IN FOREIGN LANDS EDUCATION 490 | PACK A HEALTHIER LUNCHBOX THIS SCHOOL YEAR 492 | BACK TO CAMPUS 7 TIPS FOR A MANAGEABLE COLLEGE MOVE 494 | HAVE ALLERGIES AND HEADED TO COLLEGE HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 496 | HAVE UNIVERSITIES ARE REVITALIZING URBAN AREAS

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EDITORIAL CREDITS

CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF / CHIEF CREATIVE DIRECTOR / CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER William Jackson Round Rock, Texas

Website Administration W. Jackson & Associates, LLC

EDITORIAL TEAM InFluential Magazine Chief Business Officer William Jackson Editor-in-Chief William Jackson Chief Creative Director William Jackson Assistant Creative Director Leonardo D’Almagro Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Health & Wellness Editor Ingrid Garner Technology Editor James Nelson Fashion Consultant Leonardo D’Almagro Spanish InFluential Editor Leonardo D’Almagro Jr. Editor David Venegas Jr. Beauty Editor Esteban Casas Jr. Fashion Editor Fabbiola Palumbo Sports Editor Marcelo Galvez Leiva Teen InFluential Editor Nicole Glenn Jr. Editor Hayley Pugh Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Technology Editor James Nelson

Marketing & Public Relations W. Jackson & Associates, LLC

WRITING TEAM Contributing Writers InFluential Magazine Sarah Jabreil, DDS, Merilee Kern, Madeline Ross, Sarah Walls Spanish InFluential Marisol Alcalá Pantoja, Rafael Alcalde, Dulcequibrio, Carla González Islas, Daniel González Islas, Argenis Gudiño, Alfonso León, Fiore Migliore, Fabbiola Palumbo, Giuseppe Paladino B., Titina Penzini, Stefano Rocchetti, Yulia Savchenkoy, Dr.Miguel Sira, Nixon Ruiz Teen InFluential Priscilla Glenn Guest Contributing Writers InFluential Magazine William Jackson Spanish InFluential Dr. Miguel Eljure Eljure, Isela Méndez, Fabiola Ortega Teen InFluential Nicole Glenn, Hayley Pugh

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ART & PRODUCTION Chief Creative Director William Jackson Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Fashion Consultant Leonardo D’Almagro Creative Services What Taller Gráfico, Argenis Gudino, Jose Luis Venegas Quintero Web Design The MOD Studio Contributing Photographers Elys Berroteran, María José Carpio, Daniel De Jésus, Walter Delgado, Kitti Herczeg, Ivan Hidalgo, Carlos FCV Photographer, France and Jesse, R. Dario Milano, Gio Moros, Alex Nazarov, Michel Pinto, Isabelle Ruen, Bonnierzm Studio, Kemuel Valdes

SALES & MARKETING Business Development William Jackson, James Nelson

For advertising inquires for InFluential Magazine and Teen InFluential, please email ads@influential-magazine.com. RACHEL REILLY IG @RACHELREILLYVILLEGAS TWITTER @RACHELEREILLY PHOTOS ISABELLE RUEN IG @ISABELLERUEN MAKE-UP ARTIST/ HAIR STYLIST DANIELLE ROTELLA IG @DANIELLE.ROTELLA STYLIST ALI LEVINE WWW.ALILEVINE.COM IG @ALILEVINEDESIGN PHOTO ASSISTANT JEREMY LYNN IG @FILMNFUN FAUX FUR COAT HAUTE LOOK

For advertising and public relations inquiries for Spanish InFluential, please email rpspanish@influential-magazine.com. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR shall be signed with a full name; please include a daytime phone number, full mailing address, or e-mail address. Letters shall be no longer than 300 words. We reserve the right to edit all submissions. Letters may not be edited, added to, or changed by the sender once we receive them. For Letters to the Editor please email: editor@influential-magazine.com. For Beauty inquiries please email our Beauty Editor, Kelli Ponce: Kelli@influential-magazine.com. For Health & Wellness inquiries please email our Health & Wellness Editor, Ingrid Garner: Ingrid@influential-magazine.com. For Technology inquiries please email our Technology Editor, James Nelson: James@influential-magazine.com. For public relations inquiries for InFluential Magazine and Teen InFluential please email: pr@influential-magazine.com. For general information inquiries please email: info@influential-magazine.com.

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WORDS TO OUR READERS

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pparently, I don’t have to pitch this edition too hard, as this edition is always one of our most anticipated and most read. You seek it out, yearning for the latest details on the fashion industry’s best new styles. In this edition we share with you the most stunning wedding dress styles and the talented designers behind them. Let me pique your interest in some other great features in the edition. We’re shining a light on health & wellness with an article on tips for keeping kids fit during off season. Coach Sarah Walls serves up some effective ways to help kids fight obesity all year long and improve their game. We hope her insight is as uplifting to you as it is to us. Be inspired to challenge yourself, break out of a rut, and try something new. Just when it seems like you have gotten into your summer groove, it’s time to get back into your school routine, which can be cause both relief and stress at the same time for parents and students alike. Even if your kids are adaptable, big changes like heading back to school after a summer of limited scheduling can be stressful. We provide useful tips on setting our children up for success for the start of the 2018 / 2019 school year. So, sink your teeth into summer and this edition! Enjoy!

William Jackson Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

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CONTRIBUTING INFLUENCERS

Sarah Jebreil, DDS

Merilee Kern

Madeline Ross

Sarah Walls

Sarah Jebreil is highly skilled and sought after for her ability to create youth and beauty in the face. Dr Jebreil is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and in 2017 was appointed to the Board of Directors of the AACD. She has published many articles and serves on the Editorial Board of the Dental Products Report. Patients love Dr. Jebreil’s keen eye and responsible aesthetics to create beautiful smiles as nature intended…… ‘Everyone will notice but no one will know.’

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

Madeline Ross is the Founder and CEO of SuperSlow Zone, a unique wellness, health and exercise franchise which includes personal strength training, healthy eating, and weight loss systems. As a board trustee member of Florida Executive Woman, they support women’s education and success. Her community service includes Harbor House of Central Florida, Women and Girls Cancer Alliance, and Shepard’s Hope.

Sarah Walls has over 15 years of experience in coaching and personal training. Owner of SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc., founded in 2007, she offers coaching to develop athletes, adult programs, team training, and has an online coaching program. She is also the strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, and has over eight years of experience working as an NCAA D1 strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer.

www.Facebook.com/ TheLuxeList and on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/ LuxeListReviews.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

RACHEL REILLY LIFE IS AWESOME AND SHE’S ENJOYING EVERY BIT OF IT! RACHEL REILLY IS A TELEVISION PERSONALITY, ACTRESS, AND HOST. SHE’S BEST KNOWN FOR HER TIME ON REALITY TV WINNING THE 13TH SEASON OF BIG BROTHER AND MEETING AND MARRYING HER HUSBAND ON ITS 12TH SEASON. SHE WAS ALSO ON SEASONS 20 AND 24 OF AMAZING RACE.

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k INTERVIEW CONDUCTED AND WRITTEN BY WILLIAM JACKSON, CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER

OF INFLUENTIAL MAGAZINE, SPANISH INFLUENTIAL, AND TEEN INFLUENTIAL RACHEL REILLY / IG @RACHELREILLYVILLEGAS / TWITTER @RACHELEREILLY PHOTOS ISABELLE RUEN / IG & TWITTER @ISABELLERUEN MAKE-UP ARTIST/HAIR STYLIST DANIELLE ROTELLA / IG @DANIELLE.ROTELLA / TWITTER @HOTDAMN6 STYLIST ALI LEVINE / IG & TWITTER @ALILEVINEDESIGN / WWW.ALILEVINE.COM PHOTO ASSISTANT JEREMY LYNN / IG @FILMNFUN


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s an established host Rachel has had her own shows, Reality Relapse and Adventures 4 Pets. She has also been a host on network and cable TV shows such as her time on Hollywood Today Live. I had the opportunity to chat with Rachel and what an awesome conversation. She loves her family, career, and living in the moment and I’m thrilled to share our interview. InFluential Magazine: Who is Rachel Reilly? Rachel Reilly: I’m a mommy, a wife, a Rottie rescue owner, and scientist. I go through open doors and enjoy adventure, trying new things, and never say no to opportunities. This mind set led me to follow the path to reality TV, acting, hosting, and entertainment. I’ve been a technological chemist, yoga instructor, correspondent on network and cable TV, had guest roles on soaps, been in commercials, in movies, and am best known for my stints on reality TV. I love to make good TV and to do that, you have to live in the moment and not worry about what you look like but to be real and genuine, even if it means allowing yourself to be vulnerable. Currently, I’m enjoying being a mom on the go and that leads me to many different adventures every day. I’m enjoying my exciting journey. InFluential: Is your life what you expected? Rachel: I don’t think you can predict life and I enjoy moving forward daily and not spending too much time looking backwards. I love to be open to whatever the world sends me daily and wake up not really knowing what my day is going to look like. I couldn’t have predicted I’d meet my hubby on TV or would spend almost ten years involved in modeling, TV, and entertainment but I am loving every minute of it. I wouldn’t say life is what I expected but I love the saying that LIVING is what happens when you are busy making and following your plans. InFluential: How do you choose what you’re going to do next? Rachel: I honestly don’t really choose, I go through open doors and typically say yes to any opportunity that presents

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Dress Single IG & Twitter: @Single_Dress @mysingledress Necklace True Love Accessories Twitter: @TrueLoveAcce Earrings Tallo Jewerly IG: @tallo_jewelry


We all have mountains to climb and things to overcome but you must put it all into perspective. My life is awesome and I’m enjoying every bit of it, and like I said before, we celebrate it all.

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itself. In my home we like to just be spontaneous and try everything. We don’t hold ourselves back and we take risks. InFluential: What’s the best advice you’ve been given? Rachel: Enjoy the journey of life, don’t settle in one spot for too long and go after all your dreams. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE! InFluential: How do you create a personal life? Rachel: My husband and I ar big outdoors people; we love to be outdoors. We love to camp and hike. and go out to parks and gardens and of course teach our daughter all about the world and the beauty there is in it. We live in Los Angeles so there are so many parks, museums, and cultural centers. We check out the events going on in our city and make it our goal to experience as much as we can. You never know where life will take you next and we want to make the most of every day. InFluential: People who really know you use what adjectives to describe you? Rachel: Spontaneous, driven, determined, and unstoppable. InFluential: Three people you’d like to have at a dinner party, living or dead? Rachel: Jesus, Julie Chen, and Ellen DeGeneres. InFluential: Do you have a favorite possession? Rachel: My paint brush because I can create anything with it. A camera because it captures my daughter growing up and growing older with us as her parents. InFluential: A favorite quote? Rachel: “Around here; however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”~ Walt Disney Company InFluential: Fill in this blank, Ten years from now, the world will be . . . Rachel: A better place, because my family and I are working toward lessening our environmental impact, helping others, spreading joy, and helping others with their huJULY / AUGUST 2018

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I take all criticism and work on myself, I look at criticism as a positive thing to help me grow.

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man experience. Also, in ten years the world will be more technological so who knows what fun things lay ahead. InFluential: Ten years from now, I will be . . . Rachel: Traveling the world with my family, helping people, experiencing all the beauty of the world and life, teaching my daughter, celebrating another ten years with my hubby, and working toward new goals and dreams. AND, crossing fingers, I’ll finish my DPT (dr. physical therapy) by then. InFluential: What’s the lesson that has taken you the longest to learn? Rachel: Patience. InFluential: The lesson you would want to teach your younger self is . . .? Rachel: Always work on educating yourself in whatever you’re going after. Do things right the first time, even if it takes you longer. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. InFluential: How do you ground and center yourself? Rachel: I wake up early to do yoga, meditate, and read my Bible before Adora and Brendon are up. InFluential: When you face scrutiny – what do you do with that negative energy? Rachel: I take all criticism and work on myself, I look at criticism as a positive thing to help me grow. Truthfully, it used to be hard on me to read negative things on the internet or deal with people that emit negative energies and comments. I used to read this and get defensive but now I accept myself and all criticism and I acknowledge my own weaknesses and work on growing myself; thank God I’m not where I used to be. InFluential: What worries do you have for your own child? Rachel: I want my daughter to experience everything in life. I want her to try everything, learn everything, and enjoy life. I want to work on all her strengths and interests and I don’t want my reality to influence how she grows, which is the hardest part of being a parent. I want her to follow her own journey and me to be part of that experience.

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In my family we celebrate everything, the little things and the big ones. I’d say even when life’s not perfect and things don’t go how I want them to or how I “expect”, I’m still very happy.

InFluential: Are you happy? Rachel: In my family we celebrate everything, the little things and the big ones. I’d say even when life’s not perfect and things don’t go how I want them to or how I “expect”, I’m still very happy. Obviously when exciting new things happen, and I finish things or overcome goals, I’m super happy. Happy is an emotion but being able to enjoy life is a state of living. It’s not always 100% but even on hard days there’s always something to look forward to and someone to hug. I’m very blessed, life is a blessing and every day is a change and can be exciting and fun and happy. Everything is temporary; good and bad. I try to be present and even when I’m experiencing sadness, I know it’s ok, it’s ok to be human and cry and it’s ok to be human and be angry or upset, it’s ok to be super happy and excited and celebrate the little things. There’s so much beauty in the world and so much more happiness coming your way and you want to experience it all. Also, that’s why it’s fun to test yourself in these reality shows, you experience all kinds of emotions, and stress you don’t in everyday life. It’s nice to come home to hug my family and it makes me appreciate them even more. InFluential: Are you fulfilled? Rachel: Yes, because I’m finally at peach with living my journey of life; when I’m succeeding and when I’m failing. We all have mountains to climb and things to overcome but you must put it all into perspective. My life is awesome and I’m enjoying every bit of it, and like I said before, we celebrate it all. l JULY / AUGUST 2018

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PUBLISHER’S PICKS INTRODUCING THE PERFECT BLUETOOTH SPEAKER FOR SUMMER

Limitless Innovations introduces TikiTunes, the portable 5-watt speaker that offers 6-hours of continuous playtime from any wireless compatible device with its built-in 2000 mAh rechargeable battery. Connect up to two speakers using dual sync capabilities from a maximum distance of 30 feet for a true stereo-sound. The warm LED ambient light emits a flickering, atmospheric light providing the perfect ambiance for evenings spent outdoors or a cozy night in. Dimensions: 6.5” x 4” Dual Sync capabilities to pair multiple speakers for the ultimate “surround sound” experience Connect from a maximum distance of 30 feet 2000 mAh battery for up to 6 hours of play time 5-Watt Speaker LED Atmospheric, Flickering Flame light effect Threaded insert for accessory attachment

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PUBLISHER’S PICKS THE WORLD’S FIRST FULLY-INSULATED BOTTLE WITH INTEGRATED STORAGE The water bottle has become a staple in the daily lives of millions of people, but with your pockets and hands already full, it can become one more item to keep track of as part of your everyday carry. Take your goods and your beverage on the go with the multi-functional Bindle Bottle. With Bindle Bottle’s integrated storage compartment and dual-walled design, your drink will stay cold for hours and your hands will stay free. The bottom storage holds your small items (keys, money, and more) and the top holds 24 fl. oz. of your drink of choice, keeping it cold or hot for hours. This 2-in-1 bottle features: Dual-walled and vacuum-insulated construction Keeps drinks hot or cold for hours Keeps the outside of the bottle “sweat-free” Liquid capacity: 24 fl. oz. Waterproof and scent-proof storage compartment: 3.3” H x 3.2”W 18/8 food-grade stainless steel BPA-free

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL TRANSITION

JUST WHEN IT SEEMS LIKE YOU HAVE GOTTEN INTO YOUR SUMMER GROOVE, IT’S TIME TO GET BACK INTO YOUR SCHOOL ROUTINE, WHICH CAN BE CAUSE BOTH RELIEF AND STRESS AT THE SAME TIME FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS ALIKE.

ven if your kids are fairly adaptable, big changes like heading back to school after a summer of limited scheduling can be stressful. Head off potential problems as you transition into the busy backto-school season with these familyfriendly tips to get everyone back on the school-time track:

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Set a Family Schedule Rather than rushing into school season all at once, try to plan your schedule ahead of time. Easing into school season can make for a much smoother transition. This means gradually tapering off later bedtimes and enforcing an earlier wake up call. If meal times have gotten lax, it’s also a good idea to start working back toward your school-time schedule.

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Pack Easier Getting everyone up and on their way can be one of the greatest challenges on school days. Serve breakfast, pack lunches and make

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it out the door with a cup of stillhot coffee with an option like the Chinet Comfort Cup insulated hot cup. It’s designed to help keep drinks the perfect temperature while remaining cool to the touch, and with the snap-and-go lid, you can avoid messes during busy mornings.

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Stay Organized From weekly meetings to extracurricular activities and weekend sports, try using lists and charts to stay organized. Especially as kids grow older and their activities lists and school deadlines expand, keeping track of everyone can become a real chore. Find a place in the house where you can post calendars and lists that everyone can see. Try color-coding by child or type of activity (school, work, sports, etc.) for extra organization.

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school year. They can be small or challenging, but it can give everyone something to strive for. It’s also a good way to remind kids about family values like encouraging one another and making time to support everyone’s individual interests.

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Buy Supplies Ahead of Time Don’t wait until the last minute to search for school supplies like notebooks, pencils and paper or the bigger ticket items like backpacks. Seeking out necessary items ahead of time can alleviate the stress of

not being able to find what you need and spreading out purchases over time can eliminate a major one-time hit to the family budget. Find more ideas to ease your family’s transition back to school at MyChinet.com. (Family Features) l

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WHETHER YOUR CHILDREN ARE ENTERING KINDERGARTEN, STARTING UP THEIR HIGH SCHOOL CAREERS OR HEADING OFF TO COLLEGE, BACK-TO-SCHOOL SEASON OFTEN MEANS RUNNING FROM STORE TO STORE IN SEARCH OF THE NECESSITIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL YEAR.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING ESSENTIALS

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elp your student make the grade this year with some of these top picks for everything from classroom tools like calculators and planners to lunchtime solutions like lunchboxes, water filtration systems and on-the-go snacks. Find more tips and back-to-school essentials to ensure your kids have everything they need before class is back in session at eLivingToday.com.

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Personalized Organization Help your student keep those notes, study times and test dates organized with a quality planner that also showcases his or her personality. Available in a myriad of trendy colors and patterns – like polka dots, stripes or chevron – as well as various calendar layouts like daily, weekly or monthly, the right planner can help your child stay on track, achieve goals and

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preserve memories in one stylish and organized place. (Family Features) On-Trend Tech Send students back to school in style with a dedicated math and science machine in one of the year’s trendiest tones. “Rose Curve Gold” is now an available color option for Texas Instruments’ TI-84 Plus Color Edition (CE) line of graphing calculators. Now thinner and

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lighter with six times the memory, the calculator can take students from middle school through high school and into advanced college courses. For more information, visit education.ti.com. Savory School-Day Snacks Whether it’s for lunch or snacking on-the-go, an option like these convenient packs of Sabra Singles can satisfy midday cravings. Bursting


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and bottles of various sizes for easy on-the-go access. The large, redesigned shoulder tote has builtin freezable gel to keep items cool, and the interior wipes clean with its food-safe lining. The kids can have everything they need all packed in one collapsible bag made from non-toxic poly canvas. For more information and packing gear, visit PackIt.com.

with great taste and wholesome nutrition, these 2-ounce servings of Sabra hummus are packed with plant-based ingredients you can feel good about. Pair with veggies or pita chips for a nutritious lunchtime snack, and find more at sabra.com. Fashionably Warm The school year typically brings with it cooler temperatures. Ensure your student is prepared for the elements whether he or she has

to walk across campus or wait at the bus stop with the proper outerwear, including a light jacket for fall. With a variety of styles, lengths and materials available, the right jacket can be both functional and fashionable. Packing Perfection Back-to-school season requires plenty of packing and preparing. Be ready with an option like this Freezable Hampton Lunch Bag from PackIt, built to hold containers

Drink Smarter America’s drinking water infrastructure received a “D” grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers in its 2017 report card. However, you can still send your preschool- through college-aged students back to school with cleaner, great-tasting water. The PUR Advanced Faucet Filtration System is an on-demand filtered water solution certified to reduce more than 70 contaminants, including 99 percent of lead – more than any other brand, according to NSF. Learn more at PUR.com. l

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season of fun in the sun is upon us and that means warm temps and lots of sunshine! From tropical vacations, fun festivals and poolside days it always seems to make our days a little brighter and our hair a little crazier. When the humidity kicks in the struggle is real no matter what kind of hair you have so why not get creative with styles to keep you and your hair cool. From ponytails to braids and buns, we’ve got insight on all the hottest summer hairstyles. “The secret to re-creating the hottest styles for summer is actually pretty easy, it’s all about one key hair accessory and that’s ultra-seamless hair extensions like Barely Xtensions. You want to add length and volume but keep it discreet, lightweight and natural,“ says Jennifer Hutchens, Brand and Product Development Director with Barely Xtensions. Here are the hottest styles for summer that are fun and easy to do:

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The Bubble Pony I want a boring ponytail – said no one ever! Bubble Ponies are playful and a creative, revived twist on a standard ponytail that has been seen all over the runways of fashion week. It’s a style that is far from boring, yet simple to do, and oh so stylish for summer. You can even change it up by trading the poufy round sections for sections of poufy fishtail braids. For added length and volume try clipping in extensions!

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The Power Pony Celebrities like Ariana Grande, JLO and Kim Kardashian never cease to amaze us with the power of a ponytail. This look is a modern spin on your basic ponytail pulling it super high on top of the head and wrapping a piece of hair around the base to conceal the hair tie. It’s chic, powerful and most of all super playful! Clip in extensions for extra lift, keep it sleek and smooth or give it tousled volume, either way you will feel pretty and powerful.

Boxer Braids These braids are also known as the braids with a million names. They are a staple among the Kardashian sisters and often referred to as boxer braids, but also known as inverted French braids, Dutch braids, pigtail braids, cornrows —whatever you call them, they are in. It’s a versatile style from your childhood that can be a powerful hairstyle for any summer day, from a casual day out shopping to a festival or evening out on the town. Wear two, three or four, sleek and sculpted or full and romantic, either way it’s a sure way to look hot, but stay cool this summer! For added length try clipping in extensions!

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Space Buns What’s better than one topknot? TWO! This Star Wars Princess Leia inspired style is here to stay all summer long! It has taken festival season by storm and has been spotted on celebrities like Kendal Jenner and Mille Bobby Brown who are definitely influential when it comes to style. The cool thing is the look can be styled a variety of different ways, as two high buns on top of the head, as two low buns on the back of the head, or half up half down. Whichever way you decide to rock this style, it will be young and fun all summer long! l

Faux Braids Not a master braider? No worries! You can actually create a lot of stylish braids by using elastics to produce a series of small ponytails. This pull-through braid simulates the look of a braid with zero braiding skills required. It’s chic yet effortless and can be styled a variety of different ways — as a single braid, pigtail braid, French braid, crown braid, and the list goes on and on. No matter how you wear it, no one will ever know your secret! For ultimate volume simply add extensions!

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Birds stylists are highly knowledgeable about hair loss and are willing to have open conversations with their customers. Courtney, a stylist at Birds, says she’s always honest with her customers with thinning hair. She described how she tries to initiate a dialogue with them, stating, “I think most people appreciate it when I’m just upfront with something like ‘So, how long have you noticed the thinning up top? Is it something that bothers you?” Those questions that lead to practical solutions. In a similar vein to hims, Birds Barbershop encourages men to be more open and transparent about hair loss and provides resources for people who want to make a positive change. Birds stylists were thrilled to provide tips related to the prevention of hair loss. Here are a few of their most helpful recommendations on how to prevent hair loss:

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Find a New Hairstyle Bree, a Birds stylist, said he recommends customers with thinning hair get “a haircut that will try to give the illusion of fuller hair.” There are plenty of hairstyles that have a lot of flexibility and restore confidence. Instead of hiding thinning hair, there’s a way to subtly elevate your look and make it work for you. We are a highly adaptable species. Hair loss is an issue that affects one’s self-confidence. Why not think of this as an opportunity to experiment and try something bold and new?

thinning. Birds stylists are gurus that are more than happy to teach you their tricks so you don’t have to damage your own hair. Wash with Tepid Water Not only should you be extra delicate when styling, you need to wash your hair with tepid water to avoid further damage. Tepid water — not too hot or cold — is the ideal middle ground thinning hair needs.

Cut Back on The Hats When you start losing your hair, your first instinct may be to cover up your head in hopes of hiding what’s going on. But frequently wearing hats can make the problem worse by further damaging your hair and increasing split ends. The last thing you want to do is call attention to the problem by suddenly wearing hats all of the time. If you never wore a fedora and now you’re wearing one on a daily basis, people will notice. Birds stylists can help you overcome your fear and embrace your changing look. Be Gentle When Styling Though Birds Barbershop stylists are adamant there are hairstyles for thinning hair, they also stress that men should be extra careful and gentle when styling. Don’t tug or pull on your hair — this will only weaken your follicles and increase

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Use Volume Products Jolie, a barber at Birds, said she tells her clients with thinning hair about new products and “why they need it, what it will do for them and how to use it, including the amount they need.” Birds Barbershop uses products from Verb — a hair care line that is a paraben, gluten, and cruelty free. Verb Sea Texture Spray adds thickness and consistency. On the other hand, Verb Conditioner can strengthen and moisturize your hair. Birds stylists also recommend Verb Sculpting Clay for shaping and styling thinning hair. With the right products and knowledge, you can style your own hair and give it more texture.

Exfoliate and Massage Scalp In addition to products, Birds Barbershop recommends that you do practical and easy things to stop hair loss like exfoliating and massaging the scalp. Exfoliating and massaging increases blood flow which can decrease hair loss. On top of that, it’s also a highly relaxing experience that can bring you a moment of zen everyday. Try hims! Birds stylists and barbers can now connect clients with hims’ team of online doctors to get more information about deliverable prescriptions that reverse male pattern baldness. hims doctors can prescribe scientifically verified products like Finasteride that stop the thinning process. In addition, the hims store is stocked with hair thickening vitamins and topical solutions. These products are 50% - 80% less than drug store prices and time and time again, have been proven to work. Now with this new partnership, Birds staff have more tools to help men be more honest about a subject that shouldn’t be awkward or touchy. If you’re in Austin or Houston, schedule an appointment at Birds Barbershop to get an awesome and stylish haircut. Do you think you’re experiencing hair loss? Talk to a hims doctor today. l

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In fact, ramps aren’t just for those who are reliant on a wheelchair or other motorized device like a scooter. They are also a good solution for someone who uses a cane or walker, or someone who experiences pain or difficulty maintaining balance on the stairs. Accessible Vehicles and Parking Getting out of the house is an important way to help someone whose mobility is compromised continue to feel connected to the larger world, and practically speaking, even if they’re not physically up to social engagements, chances are that doctor’s appointments will still be a necessity. However, parking limitations cause major challenges for wheelchair users. Not only is getting in and out of the vehicle a chore, 74 percent of people have personally seen a handicap accessible parking space being improperly used, according to a survey by BraunAbility. As a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles and wheelchair lifts, its Save My Spot campaign works to educate the public about the meaning and importance of handicap accessible parking. In addition to understanding and educating others about the proper usage of handicap accessible parking, chair users may benefit from wheelchair accessible vehicles that provide maximum maneuverability, such as the BraunAbility Pacifica, which delivers the most interior cabin space and widest doorway and ramp for ease of entry and exit. Hand Rails and Grab Bars Hand rails add another measure of safety in the home. They can add stability and support on staircases, ramps and other walkways, but they’re also beneficial in areas like the bathroom. A rail or grab bar near the toilet can help steady someone raising or lowering to use the facilities. Similarly, rails in or adjacent to the shower can assist with safe transitions into and out of the stall. Remember to follow all manufacturer instructions for installing rails to ensure they provide adequate support and can bear the weight of the user.

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Bathroom Modifications Proper hygiene goes a long way toward promoting overall wellness and independence, but a person with limited mobility may struggle using the features of a standard bathroom. In addition to safety rails and grab bars, devices such as shower stools and raised toilet seats can provide needed support. Depending on your circumstances, it may be necessary to consider renovations to include a roll-in tub or seated shower and a vanity with a counter at an accessible height. Wider Doors and Hallways While it’s not always possible to widen doors and hallways, this is an important consideration for someone who is heavily reliant on a wheelchair or other motorized device. If the chair can’t clear hallways and maneuver around corners, a person’s access to the home is severely limited, sometimes to the point of needing to find new housing accommodations. When considering whether the doors and hallways will meet your needs, remember to take into account any accessories or equipment, such as an oxygen tank, that may affect the chair’s turn radius.

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5 Facts About Handicap-Accessible Parking Handicap-accessible parking plays a critical role in giving chair users independence and mobility, making it important to understand the rules of the parking lot. To bring awareness to the challenges wheelchair users face, BraunAbility offers these reminders:

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parking space indicate it is reserved for a wheelchairaccessible vehicle. These spaces are wider than regular handicap accessible parking spaces, offering room for people to safely lower a ramp and enter and exit their vehicles.

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There is a difference between handicap accessible parking for cars and wheelchair-accessible vans. When the parking sign says, “Accessible Vans,” it is reserved for wheelchair-accessible vehicles only. Van accessible spaces are easily identified by a striped access aisle on the passenger side.

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not be visibly apparent that they need a handicapaccessible spot. Not all people who require handicap parking access are reliant on wheelchairs. These spots are also intended for use by people with disabilities such as deafness or a recent injury.

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IN 2010, WHAT WAS BELIEVED TO BE THE WORLD’S OLDEST LEATHER SHOE WAS DISCOVERED IN A CAVE IN ARMENIA. THE SHOE WAS ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 5,500 YEARS OLD. WHILE LEATHER SHOES HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR A VERY LONG TIME, THERE ARE STILL REVOLUTIONARY THINGS BEING DONE WITH THEM THAT HELP TO SET NEW TRENDS.

ne celebrity fashion and footwear designer, Cedrick McDonald, has created a shoe idea so unique he was issued a U.S. patent for it. Picture high fashion pumps with 4-6” heels that turn heads, and as they do, people see what is on the bottom of every shoe – a snakeskin outsole encrusted in Swarovski crystals. It doesn’t get much more fashionforward or more unique than that. “It was time to take pumps a step further and really helps people live life through their soles,” explains Cedrick McDonald, owner of Exotics by Cedrick. “My collection of shoes is unique, jaw-dropping, and certainly something for people to talk about. As soon as you put them on you have a whole new level of confidence and direction in life.”

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Cedrick takes shoes seriously. In fact, his motto is you should “Live Life Through Your Soles.” Shoes, for him, are a work of art that helps to not only make a statement, but to help make the person. He is fascinated and inspired by the way a great pair of heels can give someone an amazing sense of confidence. Witnessing such things has inspired him to take the high heel industry to a whole new level. A serial entrepreneur, Cedrick started the company in 2016. Not only are his shoes unique, but he also took a novel approach to getting them in the limelight. He was in the gifting room at the Golden Globes, giving his shoes to celebrities. He also attended the MTV Movie and TV Awards, held on June 14, 2018. Some of the celebrities who

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stopped by his gifting suite were Janeshia AdamsGinyard, from Black Panther, James Dumont from Law & Order, Alyssa De Boisblanc from Modern Family, recording artist and actress Jane Payne, Kate Linder from The Young & the Restless, and actress Sofia Milos, to name a few. Cedrick is an artist and designer who believes in giving back, so he’s made it


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Getting a patent for the revolutionary design he created confirmed that. The shoes in the collection range from a 4.5”-6” heel, with each model having its own unique touch, such as having rivets, a single rose stamped on the back, mesh, and more.

his mission to donate a percentage of the proceeds from sales to the AIDS Foundation to help combat the global disease. Most shoe designers do not get awarded patents for their creations, but that’s where Exotics by Cedrick is different. With each shoe having an outsole that features snakeskin and Swarovski crystals there’s nothing like them on the market.

“My collection of shoes is unique, jaw-dropping, and certainly something for people to talk about. As soon as you put them on you have a whole new level of confidence and direction in life.” Cedrick McDonald, owner of Exotics by Cedrick

“If you want shoes that make you feel beautiful and help you stand out, then you think Exotics by Cedrick,” added McDonald. “Every shoe I design is created with love, artistic imagination, and a love for all things high heels. Thousands of years from now, someone will find one of my shoes and the world will still be marveling over it then!” Being from the Tampa area, Cedrick aims to help set the trends in the high fashion world. To create his shoes, he starts with a hand sketch, usually in the middle of the night, and then creates the rendered design on CAD. He is motivated to create his designs because of the boost in confidence that he sees people have when they are wearing a killer pair of heels. To learn more about Exotics by Cedrick, visit the site at www.exoticsbycedrick.com. l JULY / AUGUST 2018

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he hunt for great vintage wear has become so popular that we’re spending some $4 billion annually on such fun finds, reports the Huffington Post.

“For many it offers individuality, affordability, and that feel-good moment of rescuing an item from the landfill and reducing the environmental footprint,” writes Kate Black in that article. “This also makes it the retail unicorn, that rare occasion when a single store can appeal to stylish fashionistas, value-conscious consumers and passionate environmentalists.” Building a distinctive, one-of-a-kind vintage wardrobe can be fun and easy once you learn a few guidelines for finding and caring for your collection. LG Electronics and luxury vintage clothing purveyor What Goes Around Comes Around recently partnered to bring the LG LaundROO Lounge and Vintage Clothing Swap to Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee. Festival-goers were invited to peruse 3,000 pieces of vintage gear and

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AS ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE AMERICANS JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE, MANY ARE TURNING TO THE PAST TO FIND UNIQUE, WELL-MADE VINTAGE PIECES TO COMPLEMENT THEIR WARDROBES. exchanged their own clothes for a new look. The swapped pieces were then washed in LG washers and dryers onsite and put back into the

closet for another attendee to choose. If LG and What Goes Around Comes Around can handle the danced-in duds of 60,000 festival-goers, they can definitely help you take care of your vintage finds! Co-founder and chief creative officer at What Goes Around Comes Around, Gerard Maione, shares these tips to best maintain your vintage and hard-to-care-for pieces so you can keep festival style season going all year round:

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Aim for versatility with fabrics such as cashmere and silk that can be easily layered to work well through every season. Look for well-cut pieces that can transition from day to night with simple shifts in accessories.

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Whether you’re opting for vintage or new clothing, pieces featuring highquality fabrics and construction will stand the test of time — as long as they’re well treated.

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Read and carefully follow cleaning recommendations, ensuring that you’re using appropriately gentle wash cycle or steam options. Making that process easier than ever is the LG TWINWash washing machine with SideKick pedestal washer, dryer and

LG Styler offered by LG Electronics, a package Maione calls “the ultimate laundry room.” Its ultra-convenient design features a front loader stacked onto a pull-out wash compartment, allowing you to simultaneously run one cycle for your heavier items and one for your specialty items such as delicate vintage pieces.

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Narrow wire hangers can create wrinkles, bumps and bulges in aged, delicate fabrics. Instead, choose wider and/or padded hanger styles that better distribute the weight of each garment. Vintage fashionistas often prefer heavy-duty wooden hangers, while others swear by the velvet-covered varieties that keep silky fabrics from slipping off. For pants and skirts, seek out specially designed hangers that ward off unnecessary creases.

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Care for your treasured vintage items between wearings by folding sweaters onto shelves or in drawers, storing handbags and shoes in dust bags, then freshening items up between cleanings. The LG Styler steam clothing care system makes it effortless, using chemicalfree steam-based cycles that can handle anything from sanitizing and removing allergens to eliminating odors and reducing wrinkles. Vintage clothing can be a unique, environmentally friendly and cost-efficient means to add flair to your wardrobe. Know how to care for your vintage pieces so you will continue to enjoy the past far into the future. (BPT) l

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DONNA GARZON WANTS TO LIVE A LIFE FILLED WITH GOOD FEELINGS

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never sought to be perfect. I sought to be real. I want to connect with people because I’m like you; I understand you; therefore, creating this product for you.” “I have to admit, when I started with this project, I thought it’d be easy. Ha! I began designing garments based on what I thought people wanted instead of what I wanted. It took some time before I realized that I had to be my own inspiration. If I made clothes I believed in and that made me feel good, other people would find it and connect with me and my line.” “This is when I began to question: what does Donna use every day? In what clothes do I feel the most comfortable? I took one look at my closet and quickly realized that it was all basics: jeans and monochromatic T-shirts. I saw trendy pieces I once

loved but now shoved to the back, never to be worn again.” This was her aha moment! She wears basics but her style isn’t. She appreciates garments that are timeless and last for years. She strongly believes everything we put on should be of the utmost quality. Donna’s mission as a designer is to make people look good and feel good about themselves with minimal effort. She creates casual pieces that have been exquisitely designed and seamlessly executed. Donna jumped head first into the world of fashion with this line. She’s surrounded by talented professionals with whom she is very fortunate to collaborate with on Seventytwo°. For Donna, this has been a beautiful process of inner exploration, one

that has truly encouraged her to step out of her comfort zone, to have conviction in what she wants and keep doing it for the rest of her life. This has pushed her to become not only a very decisive person, but a very flexible one. Everything stems back to the core of Seventytwo°, which is much more than just a clothing brand. The intention and mission of the brand is to bring forth comfort, so you can look good and feel good. About her designs, Donna confidently says, “I hope my message and our collective good vibes reflect in these collections because they come from someone that is just like you: someone who wants to live a life filled with good feelings”. Read more about Donna Garzon and her Miami-based apparel brand by visiting www.seventytwobrand.com/. l

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I have to admit, when I started with this project, I thought it’d be easy. Ha! I began designing garments based on what I thought people wanted instead of what I wanted. It took some time before I realized that I had to be my own inspiration. If I made clothes I believed in and that made me feel good, other people would find it and connect with me and my line.

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Photographer PLANNING A WEDDING IS NO SMALL TASK. IN ORDER TO ENJOY THE PROCESS (AND STAY SANE), IT’S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE EARLY ON WHICH DETAILS CAN BE DECIDED QUICKLY, AND WHICH ONES DESERVE MORE TIME AND CARE.

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hen it comes to wedding photos, you can’t go wrong with a little extra time and thought, because there’s no such thing as a do-over. Choosing the right person for the job makes all the difference in getting that collection of photos you’ll treasure forever. When your special day rolls around, a professional photographer will have the skill and artistry in capturing those beautiful candid moments as well as the more formal portraits. Here are some traits to look for during your search that signal you’re in good hands.

1. A portfolio you love. Your venue may have a list of “preferred professionals” to choose from, but don’t feel obligated to stick with their list. Feel free to explore your options, and browse local guides and websites for the

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ones that have strong portfolios that speak to you. As you look, pay attention to mood, style and facial expressions. Skilled and experienced photographers should have a strong and varied wedding day collection.

2. They help you think through the day.

A good listener who takes a genuine interest in your plans — and makes sure you feel elated with their work — is always a good sign. Things like venue, lighting, time of day, the number of people you want to capture, number of settings and the itinerary are just a few factors they need to consider to plan and organize the shoot. If you’re not sure about something, ask their opinion. A professional will give you an honest assessment along with lots of suggestions so you enjoy your special day and capture those priceless images.


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And it’s not just the shutter. Bad puns aside, keep in mind you’re going to be spending the day with your photographer. In fact, you could very well be spending more time with the photographer than anyone else — even with your beloved. Don’t skip the in-person, face-to-face meeting when planning your special day. You want to be sure this is someone who makes you both feel open and relaxed, so trust your gut feeling.

4. They’re the complete package.

A professional will complete the time-consuming (and sometimes overwhelming) task of sorting through hundreds of

shots for you and put their skills to work in editing the images. What you should get is a collection of hand-picked images, all perfectly edited, cropped and toned, so they capture the best moments and emotions of the day. The one bearing the camera has a great responsibility: They are recording the first pages of history for your new family. To make sure you find the one that has the experience and the flair the day calls for, a professional photographer is always the right call. Start your search with the Professional Photographers of America by visiting FindAPhotographer.com/WeddingPhotos. (BPT) l

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everal enclosures usually accompany the invitation itself, and there is a thoughtful order to how they are placed inside the outer envelope, and even a few things to think about when you stamp and mail them.

Before You Begin l Allow plenty of time to address, assemble, and mail all invitations. l Order extra envelopes — inner and outer — in case of errors. l Consider the reply address you will wish to use. Guest responses and gifts are likely to be sent to the return address on the outer envelope. If guests should reply to a different address, use it for the reply card envelope or list it below the RSVP line on the invitation.


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How to Address the Envelopes l Double check the spelling of your guests’ names before addressing the envelopes. l Invitations are always addressed to both members of a married couple.

The inner envelope The inner envelope bears the title and last names of the specific people invited. This allows the host to be very clear about who is invited, and by omission, who is not invited. If children are invited but are not receiving a separate invitation, their names may be written on a line below their parents’ names on the inner envelope. If no inner envelope is used, children’s names are written on the outer envelope below the names of their parents. For example, the inner envelope for Mr. and Mrs. James Darling and the two Darling children, Sarah and Jonathan, would be written: Mr. and Mrs. Darling Sarah Darling Jonathan Darling It’s also fine to write familiar names for close family: Aunt Martha and Uncle Bill.

The outer envelope The outer envelope is addressed conventionally using titles, first, (middle), and last names. l An invitation to an unmarried couple residing at the same address is addressed with both names connected by “and.” Use one or two lines, depending on length. l No abbreviations or middle initials are used when addressing formal invitations. While titles are abbreviated (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.) all other words such as “Street,” or “Boulevard” are spelled out. State names may be written in full or use the two-letter postal code abbreviation. Middle initials aren’t used, so either write out the middle name or

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omit it. Generally, an invitation to parents and children is addressed to the parents: Mr. and Mrs. James Arthur Darling

Invitations to an established couple who are unmarried but live at the same address are addressed to “Ms. Nancy Fellows and Mr. Scott Dunn,” on one line.

you see the printed side of the invitation when the envelope flap is opened. l 2. When there are enclosures—reply card and envelope, map, printed directions, etc.—they are placed on top of the printed side of the invitation, with their printed sides up, in size order with the smallest on top. Again, when the flap is opened, the printed side should be visible. If the invitation is folded, insertions are stacked in size order—smallest on top—but within the fold. Tissues are optional. If used, they are placed on top of the invitation and below any enclosures. If the invitation is folded, they are inserted into the fold. l 3. The inner envelope is then placed unsealed in the outer envelope, so when the outer envelope flap is lifted, the name(s) of the guest(s) is visible. l 4. Before sealing the outer envelope, double- and triple-check that the names on the inner and outer envelopes match up.

To a married woman doctor or two married doctors

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If the woman uses her husband’s name socially, the address is “Dr. Barbara and Mr. James Werner.” If she uses her maiden name both professionally and socially, it is “Dr. Barbara Hanson and Mr. James Werner.” If the husband is also a doctor, the address is either “The Drs. Werner” or “Drs. Barbara and Robert Werner.”

Before you buy stamps, take an assembled invitation to the post office and have it weighed. It’s likely that the inserts, or even an unusually shaped envelope, will call for extra postage. The post office usually has wedding-themed stamps that will cover the cost of most invitations with enclosures. Some post offices may be out of stock, however, so leave time to find them at another branch or to order them online.

Forms of Address Following is list of the most common forms of address. Please see the Guide to Addressing Correspondence for a complete list.

To a married couple Invitations are always addressed to both members of a married couple, even though the bride may know only one or knows that only one will attend.

To an unmarried couple living together

How to add “and Guest” Since it’s awkward and impersonal to address the outer envelope as “Mr. James Smith and Guest,” the two envelope system works well. Address the outer envelope to “Mr. James Smith” and the inner envelope to “Mr. James Smith and Guest.” If you’re only using one envelope, include a short note with your invitation: “Dear James, You’re welcome to bring a guest to the wedding. Please let me know. Best, Laura.” If there’s time and James supplies the information, you can send his guest an invitation, too.

Remember that maps and other inserts sent to outof-town guests will make those invitations heavier than ones sent to local guests and may require a postage adjustment. In that case, be sure to assemble two sets and have both weighed.

How to Stuff the Envelopes

Lastly, ask at your post office if it is possible to have your envelopes hand-stamped. This produces a different postmark (often considered more attractive) than if your invitations were run through an automatic sorter.

l 1. When two envelopes (inner and outer) are used, insert the invitation (folded edge first for a folded invitation, left edge for a single card invitation), so that

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Etiquette Advise from The Emily Post Institute

How to Word a Wedding Response Card Response cards make keeping track of your guest list much easier. Response or reply cards are included with a wedding invitation to give you an accurate guest count for the reception. They are not used for ceremony-only invitations. The card and envelope are engra-

ved or printed in the same style and paper stock as the invitation, but in a smaller size. Often, they are included as part of an invitation set. It’s a good idea to pre-address and stamp the reply envelope to make it as easy as possible for guests to RSVP via mail. If you prefer to receive replies via email or telephone, that’s fine — just in-

clude the necessary information on the response card and skip the envelope. It’s also a good idea to include a “reply by” date, usually two to three weeks before the wedding. This gives hosts time to follow up with guests who have yet to reply and to give accurate head counts to wedding vendors, such as caterers.

Sample Response Card

M_______________________________________ _____ accept(s) [or, will attend] _____ regret(s) [or, will not attend] The favo(u)r of your reply is requested [or, Please reply] by July 26 The “M” precedes the space where the guest(s) write their name(s) and the name of their plus one, if they were invited to bring one: M r. and Mrs. James Bailey Or, for phoned or emailed replies: The favo(u)r of your reply is requested [or, Please reply] by January 8, 2017 susanandwill@mail.com 978/654-3210

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Vatana Watters Experience An Exclusive Conversation with Designer Vatana Watters

kINTERVIEW WRITTEN AND CONDUCTED BY

WILLIAM JACKSON, CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER FOR INFLUENTIAL MAGAZINE, SPANISH INFLUENTIAL, AND TEEN INFLUENTIAL

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EARLY IN HER CAREER, VATANA WATTERS MADE A FEW DRESSES FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND FOUND HERSELF IN DEMAND.

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y the late 1980s, Watters had become a leading brand in bridal. Today it is a multi-tiered, global enterprise serving the needs of diverse brides and bridal parties worldwide. Vatana remains the head and the heart of it all, passionately leading the design team in a truly collaborative effort. What a pleasure it was to catch up with the incomparable Vatana Watters to chat about her latest collections Watters, Wtoo and Willowby, which are imaginative in design and strikingly beautiful. When it comes to wedding dresses, Watters believes it’s in the details and whether they are hidden or clearly visible, embellishments have a way of elevating a gown from pretty to one-of-a-kind. Watters shares with us, in her own words, all the delightful details.

My history and training… My first exposure to fashion was as a young girl living in New York City. In the 1960’s I loved seeing the beautiful clothes in the windows at Bloomingdales and Macy’s. Then in the 1970’s we moved to Southern California. There I got to see the laidback vibe of fashion on the West Coast. I loved how effortless it felt. I had a feeling somehow my future would be in fashion. While attending Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles I also worked in retail. This provided a me with a great foundation. During my college years I had a few jobs I was juggling also. This pushed me both mentally and physically. That period of my life was the most formative and led me to start my business.

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I was first inspired to become a designer by/when…

I am now inspired by…

At a very young age my sister and I found beauty in fashion. For me, perusing the pages of fashion magazines and seeing photos with designs from Azzedine Alaia, Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Hermes, Dior, Valentino, Comme des Garcon, and YSL was a way to escape during my early schooling. Before the digital age, we found inspiration from fashion magazines and shopping in vintage stores.

I’m now inspired by the amazing team of talented individuals at Watters. I’m so fortunate to be able to collaborate with amazing individuals and make something beautiful from sharing our ideas. I’m inspired by other people, places, and cultures. At Watters our design process often starts with a beautiful piece of fabric, beads or embroidery. From there we see how we can incorporate all these different elements and

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to get engaged eventually. The groom surprised us all and proposed to his bride-to-be after she walked the runway for the Watters show at New York Bridal Fashion Week. It was a truly special moment for everyone.

My studio is…. Honestly, it’s hectic but energetic right now as we prepare for our new collections. It’s very exciting to see all the final pieces come together.

My dresses appeal to… A captivating bride who is looking for effortless beauty on her wedding day. She knows there’s a special dress out there just for her at Watters.

My favorite designer is… It’s so tough to pick just one designer as I love and admire so many for what they bring to this world. If I had to pick just one, it would be Phoebe Philo formerly of Celine. I appreciate her technique and the quiet details found in her designs. She has a timeless approach and I feel I can relate to her methodology of drawing her audience to the collection and not to herself.

My best designs / ideas have come from…

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When I’m flying overseas on a 16 plus hour flight I’m able to free my mind from my everyday schedule and get inspired. Traveling gives me room to truly explore a new destination. I also love collaborating with others as this often opens my mind to new ideas.

A good pair of shoes for walking down the aisle is… drape them into a new dress. It’s so thrilling to see the finished work come together. For this season we really took this to heart and created a campaign by photographing a real couple. The couple shared their beautiful love story with us and we took it to the next level by shooting our campaign with them in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. During the photo shoot the couple was just dating with plans

Shoes that are comfortable and timeless! A bride should feel not only beautiful, but also comfortable on her big day.

A favorite accessory for wearing with a wedding dress is… I appreciate when a bride adds finishing touches to her look; whether it’s a beautiful veil, special hair accessory, or an amazing pair of statement jewelry that perfectly complements her wedding gown. A clean and simple manicure is the perfect final touch to complete the look.l JULY / AUGUST 2018

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A true testament to love, this assortmentof gowns features artfully designed silhouettes and gorgeous embellishments for the effortlessly chic bride.

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Willowby by Watters

For the free-spirited bride, Willowby offers captivating wedding dresses that break away from tradition introducing jewel tones and stunning embroideries.

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Wtoo by Watters

In additional to pressed floral detailing, Wtoo dresses also feature a unique ode to Shakespearean love stories with delicately embroidered experpts from the infamous Sonnet 18.

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Breaks Away from the Traditional Rules of Wedding Dress Designs.

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fter graduating from l’École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris, it wasn’t long before Rime Arodaky started working as a junior designer in reputable fashion houses such as, Sonia Rykiel and Dice Kayek. In 2010, Rime started sharing her wish lists, inspirations and first creations, as well as her personal perception of weddings and marriage; which quickly made her blog ‘Lalovelist’ an instant success. ‘Lalovelist’ shared Rime’s vision of the liberated bride who’s sexy, edgy, as well as, modern. Rime Arodaky aims at breaking the barrier of what a traditional bridal world is supposed to look like, one creation at a time. She founded the Maison with the help of her team in 2011 in the heart of Paris, her hometown. Rime’s campaigns speak to women who challenge the status quo and believe in the emancipation of the millennial woman. Inspired by icons from the 70s such as Jane Birkin and Romy Schneider, as well as, designers like Yves Saint-Laurent and Azzeddine Alaïa, Rime has always challenged the image of the innocent, offense-less bride and turned hers into a wild femme. Disheveled hair, no bouquet, barefoot & fierce… The Rime Arodaky bride is Rock’n’roll yet sophisticated, mixing French savoir-faire and top-notch quality. The Maison rapidly became a household name in the wedding industry, because of its innovation and forward thinking. Since 2015, Maison Rime Arodaky has embarked on a new journey by developing prêt-à-porter collections destined for young women who have a zest for life and wishing to extend their wedding experience to include honeymoons, rehearsals, brunch… Rime Arodaky prêt-à-porter collections are exclusively sold on the website, and at selected online retailers such as Shopbop and Net-à-Porter. Learn more about Rime Arodaky by visiting www.rime-arodaky.com/. l

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Fitted crepe gown and embroidered flowery tulle. V-neckline and transparent halterneck enhanced by hand embroidered floral ornaments.

COOPER

High waisted crepe gown and embroidered flowery tulle. Crop top and skirt effect. Wrap skirt and puffy sleeves. Boat neckline and with round plunge back.

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Off shoulder body with short sleeves and flowery tulle. Low rise culotte. High waisted umbrella skirt with shortened front and two pockets.

ZAPPA

High waisted organza gown with flowery tulle hand embroidered beads and silver thread. Plaited high waisted skirt shortened in the front and with a large train in the back. Funnel neck, puffy sleeves and open back.

EDDIE

High waisted gazar silk gown with flowery tulle and mousseline. V-neckline with embroidered flowery tulle. « Tattoo » effect back with embroidered lace.


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Fitted crepe gown. V-neckline and round open back. Long, puffy sleeves with embroidered tulle. Flowery elements, beads, sequins and silver thread.

JONI

Flattering wrap-silhouette dress made of crepe and plumetis. Upper front part of gown entirely draped. Ruffled long sleeves. Crepe skirt revealing flowery embroidered plumetis on the side.

AXL

Fitted high waisted crepe gown with baroque embroidered tulle. Short skirt in front combined with a long-embroidered tulle. Boat neckline with nude-back-effect.

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JOSS PRINCE / JOEY

Crepe crop top with embroidered butterfly sleeves. High waisted crepe skirt adjusted at the hips. Underskirt made of plumetis.

JANIS / MARLON / LENNON

Fitted crepe gown with ruckles. V-neckline with crossed straps in the back. Overdress with embroidered floral elements, sequins and silver thread– shortened in the front. Cropped crepe vest with hand embroidered flowers, sequins and silver thread.

LIAM LENNY

Short fitted dress with long sleeves and floral elements. Boat neckline and round open back. Gazar silk overskirt with slit in front revealing the dress.

JOSS

Wrap gown in crepe highlighted with a belt, drapped in the front. Vckline enhanced by hand embroidered little flowers. Long sleeves with nude-back-effect and little hand embroidered flowers.

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Hand embroidered body with flowery ornaments. Boat neckline and cap sleeves. Open back. Umbrella skirt in crepe with shortened front and two pockets.

BUCKLEY

High waisted crepe gown with baroque-style embroidered tulle and silk gazar ruffles. Backless dress with boat neckline and hand embroidered flowers.

ARLO

High waisted crepe gown with embroidered sequins and twisted bandeau effect. Wrap skirt with two slits. Long ruffled sleeves, boat neckline & plunge back.

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Fitting gypsy and bohemian style gown with flowery tulle parts. Long embroidered trumpet sleeves. Open back made of flowery tulle.

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Fitting high waisted crepe gown. Off shoulder neckline with ruffles made of organza and fishnet. Fishnet material revealed in multiple parts of the lower gown.

WOLF

Mermaid gown with overlayed lace and spaghetti straps. V-neckline in the front and the back. Puffy, off shoulder sleeves.

STONE

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Olvi ’ s Royal Romance Collection

Olvi’s new 2019 Bridal collection preserves the signature Olvi’s values, while embracing the trend of casual elegance in bridal fashion. It is centered around femininity and the female body and inspired by Baroque and Victorian splendor fused with surreal Romance. A symbol of creativity and couture against a backdrop of imperial and surreal times, and a celebration of timeless and luxurious lace.

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Lakum 2.0 Elemental Collection

Lakum’s latest collection – Elemental 2.0 – for the Rebel Bride. She is fierce. She is free. She is fearless. She seeks a sophisticated look that requires no compromise. Our rebel bride is utterly self-aware and committed to presenting the realest unadulterated version of herself on her wedding day. No frills, just her.

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Caroline Castigliano Designs are Confident and Sexy, Yet Exudes a Deep Sense of Style.

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ritish designer Caroline Castigliano has been at the forefront of luxury bridal and eveningwear for 27 years. Known for understated effortless glamour and clean classic lines with contemporary touches, Castigliano’s collections are designed to create impact from the moment you walk into a room. Her unique ability to cut and construct garments, enables her to create a gown that is confident and sexy, yet exudes a deep sense of style. Everything about a Castigliano gown is unique; from the exquisite choice of fabric, to the foundation of the gown, which is created using unique corsetry and undergarments techniques to sculpt and enhance the female figure. Each and every Castigliano gown is meticulously handcrafted in the United Kingdom for a flawless result, making the label a triumph of British design and craftsmanship. “The architecture of a gown is so important; the foundations have to be right. Then it is creating the movement, nothing is more stunning than a gown that moves and dances and finally the luxurious fabrics that just bring the designs to life.” Whether it’s the dream designer wedding gown of a lifetime or an evening dress for red carpet glamour, couturier Caroline Castigliano creates showstopping gowns that exceed expectation. “To design and be part of the most important day in a woman’s life is very special and I am honored to have been able to take this role in the life of so many brides. I love making a woman feel and look the most fabulous she ever has in her life.” Caroline Castigliano is not only talented but is quite genuine. l

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Naked Princess Bridal features embroidered short silk kimonos, garters and panties, giving the bride-to-be her something new, as well as photo-op-friendly matching looks for the rest of her party. The collection also features gorgeous lace and silk lingerie to save for after the ceremony, and luxurious lounge wear for any pre-wedding occasions.

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AN EASY START TO BETTER EATING:

HEALTHY SURFACES AND SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

WHEN YOU BECOME A PARENT, YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING TAKES TOP PRIORITY.

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snacks featuring real ingredients that even a small child can name. Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is on board with this approach to mealtime, as she creates delicious and simple meals for her own family in between

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appearances on Food Network’s Iron Chef. At the same time, she wants to remind parents that healthier eating begins with healthier surfaces, making it important to practice safe food-handling techniques, such as killing germs on food prep surfaces.


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The importance of safe food handling Pathogens like E. coli, listeria and salmonella can be transferred from foods to food preparation surfaces and find their way into the food itself. To keep your family safe, it’s important to take time to disinfect the kitchen counter before, during and after food prep — especially if raw meat is involved. Guarnaschelli recommends a product like Lysol Daily Cleanser, because it contains only three simple ingredients and leaves no harsh chemical residue behind — this means no rinse step is required. It’s safe to use throughout the home, not only on food contact surfaces in the kitchen, but also baby areas, pet areas and the bathroom.

Seasoning Kosher salt 1 teaspoon hot curry powder 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Instructions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet, place in the oven and bake until tender, about 1520 minutes. Remove from the oven and quarter the potatoes. Toss with the curry powder and a pinch of salt. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and salt with 1 tablespoon cool water. Whisk only enough to integrate the eggs. You don’t want to whip too much air into them or make them frothy.

Here’s to healthier eating In partnership with Lysol, Guarnaschelli created a series of delicious recipes that are a hit with the kids, but don’t take too much prep and cooking time. Like Lysol Daily Cleanser, the following recipes feature just three simple ingredients inspired by the three simple ingredients in Lysol Daily Cleanser, making these the perfect meal solution for busy families.

Heat the non-stick skillet and add the olive oil. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the bottom of the skillet and cook until browned on all sides, 10-12 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook for only 1 minute until it wilts. Pour the eggs over the spinach and place the skillet in the center of the oven. Allow the eggs to cook, undisturbed, 10-12 minutes or until cooked through but still slightly soft in the center. Unmold and season again. Slice into wedges.

Spinach and Curried Red Potato Frittata

Quinoa and Chicken Bowl with Fresh Parsley

Servings 2-3 Ingredients 7-8 medium Red Bliss potatoes 6 large eggs, beaten 2 1/2 cups (about 1/4 pound) spinach leaves

Servings 4 Ingredients 2 boneless chicken breasts, 6-8 ounces each, skin on 1 1/2 cups quinoa 1 cup fresh parsley leaves

Seasoning 1 teaspoon ground cumin Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon Spanish paprika Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Slice the raw chicken breasts, and season generously with cumin, salt and pepper on all sides and arrange them, skin side up, on a baking sheet. Place the tray in the center of the oven and roast until cooked through (internal temperature of 165 degrees F) and the skin browned, 18-20 minutes. Remove from the oven, cover loosely with foil and let rest. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees.In the meantime, bundle the parsley leaves and chop into fine pieces. Heat a large sauté pan and add the olive oil and quinoa and cook for 2 minutes, until you hear it crackling. Add 3 1/2 cups water. Stir gently. Season with salt and the paprika and bring the liquid to a simmer over medium heat. Place the sauté pan in the center of the oven and allow to cook, undisturbed, 1215 minutes or until the grains fluff slightly and separate. Remove quinoa from the oven, flake it with a fork and allow to rest for 10 minutes before spooning into a large bowl or 4 individual bowls. Arrange the sliced, cooked chicken with the parsley leaves on top of the quinoa. (BPT) l

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WHETHER A FANCY FIVE-COURSE SOCIAL EVENT, A LAIDBACK BARBECUE OR A PROGRESSIVE DINNER PARTY, WHAT SEPARATES AVERAGE FROM IMPRESSIVE ENTERTAINING IS INNOVATIVE AND ORIGINAL IDEAS.

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ne way to surely catch the attention of your guests while tempting their taste buds is to feature chocolate pairings in your entertaining itinerary. Fine chocolates add decadence to any event, but they are relatable and broadly enjoyed. Chocolate platters have replaced cheese platters at soirees, but what’s really on trend for 2018 is chocolate pairings. This interactive offering is a conversation starter that will delight guests — the perfect way to conclude a meal with friends or family. While the idea of chocolate pairings might seem complex, it’s actually quite simple. These tips from the expert chefs who create Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates will make it vir-

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tually effortless to pair fine chocolates with beer, wine and spirits so you can impress guests at your next event. Offer an Array of Flavors To ensure you have something for all guests no matter their preferences, opt for a variety of chocolates. Selections from the white, milk and dark chocolate categories offer an array of flavors. Some guests may gravitate to

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one over others, while other guests may choose to sample all three varieties. Suggest sampling from light to dark to balance the palate. Pairing 1 Suggestion: White chocolate White chocolate is sweet and buttery, integrated into numerous types of confections, many of which feature fruit. The Kohler Cranberry Terrapin


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INNOVATIVE ENTERTAINING WITH A SWEET TWIST ring, opt for a zinfandel or another variety that won’t overpower those delicate flavors. Spirits can be a nice pairing addition, too. A classic bourbon complements the smoky caramel perfectly. Pairing 2 Suggestion: Milk chocolate Americans adore milk chocolate and expert chocolatiers can transform this delight into virtually endless tempting flavors. The Kohler Butterscotch Hop is one such example. The smooth, creamy butterscotch filling is enhanced by a custom blend of premium chocolate to elevate this flavor combination. It’s velvety on the tongue with a light finish, plus the beautiful mold impresses the eye.

showcases cranberries and white chocolate with its signature smoky caramel. Cranberry and white chocolate are delicate flavors and this piece is crafted so that those flavors balance well and are not overpowered by the smokiness of the caramel. With that in mind, consider serving with a a stout beer that will bring out that buttery goodness. If selecting a wine pai-

Milk chocolate is smooth and sweet, and drink pairings should complement that element without overwhelming. A light crisp beer or a refreshing chardonnay brings out the buttery undertones of silky-smooth milk chocolate. If you decide to serve butterscotch, it’s sure to be unique as it’s a pretty rare find in the chocolate world. A honey whiskey is the perfect pair for butterscotch chocolates. Pairing 3 Suggestion: Dark chocolate Rich and undeniably decadent, dark chocolate is the ideal final pairing

to offer guests. The flavors of coffee and dark chocolate are often fused together as they mingle together well. For example, the Kohler Caffé and Cream has dark chocolate coffee ganache with a layer of creamy mascarpone in a dark chocolate shell. This multi-layer chocolate is meticulously crafted and offers a burst of satisfying richness. A bold, rich beer or heavy ale matches dark chocolate well. A tawny port that isn’t too fruity can be a nice complement to coffee flavors while bringing out the dark chocolate elements. Finally, a sweeter bourbon with a smoky finish pairs nicely with the dark chocolate, which in turn brings out the barrel notes of the spirit. Serving You can serve chocolate pairings in a variety of ways. If you prefer to set up a beautiful buffet, you can display chocolates on a platter and place drink pairings nearby, each labeled appropriately. Guests can help themselves at their leisure. You may also opt to serve guests by bringing out each pairing one by one and offering guests their choice of beverage to pair with the featured chocolate. No matter how you choose to serve, it’s bound to be a memorable moment at a fantastic event. (BPT) l

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LAUNCHES NEW COLLECTION OF CREAMY SNACK CHEESE

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a 2017 study from Mintel reporting Americans now reach for a snack anywhere from two to three times daily. Fortunately, Roth® Cheese, has introduced a new line of creamy snack cheese. Like all Roth cheese, Roth® Snack Cheese is made with local rBST-free Wisconsin milk sourced from family farms within 60 miles of the company’s Southwest Wisconsin creamery. Packed with 5 grams of protein and 70 calories per serving, Roth Snack Cheese is a preservativefree, and naturally gluten-free, snack available in three varieties – Creamy Cheddar, Creamy Gouda, and Creamy Whole Milk Mozzarella. “We created this new line of snack cheese to give consumers a high-

quality, great-tasting, all-natural nutritious snack,” said Heather Engwall, Director of Marketing at Roth Cheese. “Each flavor has a unique, creamy texture and taste unlike any other snack cheese on the market. It’s a wholesome snack a mom or dad would buy for their kids, but would add to their own lunch, too.” Roth Snack Cheese is now available in .75-oz. individual servings, or in bags of 6 and 10 count, in the deli section of grocery retailers nationwide. To find Roth Snack Cheese near you visit www.rothcheese.com/where-to-buy. Roth Cheese, a subsidiary of the Switzerland-based Emmi Group,

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EQUALITY, WOMEN, AND HEALTH “…YOU CAN’T ‘HAVE IT ALL’. IT IS A LIE. MANY WOMEN WHISPER TO ME, ‘I DON’T HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER… AND I AM SUPPOSED TO’. WELL, I DON’T EITHER…” - MARIA SHRIVER, “FINDING MY ‘I AM” INTERVIEW, MAY 31, 2018 WWW.ONBEING.ORG

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aria, as a member of the Kennedy family, mother of four, former wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Peabody, Emmy and Academy of Television Arts & Science Award winner, founder of “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything,” special anchor and correspondent for NBC News, etc. should be able to have it all, if any woman can. What she has to say resonates so precisely with my personal experience and with hundreds of female clients of our wellness and exercise studios.

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‘Have it all’ typically means women can be fully engaged as a wife, mother, breadwinner, pets and family caregiver, contributor to social causes, while being able to develop themselves personally and professionally, etc. While doing all of this, women are supposed to be achieving ‘equality’ and thus ‘shattering the glass ceiling.’ Most do a ‘face plant’ on the floor. They are focused on what is in front of them and not looking up at any ceiling, glass or otherwise. Their health and wellbeing can suffer. Women are moving toward ‘equality’ but let’s look at equality in terms of ‘work, pay and too much to do.’ ‘Equality’ – Not Yet Possible Due to Work, Pay & Too Much to Do Inequality ‘Work & Pay’ Inequality Women are almost 50% of the workforce. 70% of women with children under 18 participate in the labor force. Of 12 million single parent families, 80% + were headed by single mothers.

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Madeline Ross is the Founder and CEO of SuperSlow Zone, a unique wellness, health and exercise franchise which includes personal strength training, healthy eating, and weight loss systems. As a board trustee member of Florida Executive Woman, they support women’s education and success. Her community service includes Harbor House of Central Florida, Women and Girls Cancer Alliance, and Shepard’s Hope. JULY / AUGUST 2018

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About 65% of women are the primary breadwinner or co-breadwinner. In 2016, female made only 80.5 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 20%. What this means to you: the gender wage gap continues to drag down women’s wages, which makes women, personally, and their households less economically secure. Very stressful. Takes a toll on health and wellbeing. ‘Too Much to Do’ Inequality - 4 Shifts and Mental Load Shift 1: work Shift 2: dinner and homework Shift 3: planning, scheduling, negotiating and problemsolving to run the family. Shirt 4: upward of 75% caregiving to elder family members are women MENTAL LOAD: The mental load is the behindthe-scenes work, energy and emotional support that makes anyone in your family showing up to anything (dentist appointments, volunteer shifts, play dates, child’s birthday party) on time, properly dressed and if necessary, with gift in hand, possible.

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What this means to you: Being the family’s primary or co-earner doesn’t lighten the load for women. Women still struggle balancing employment with family and community responsibilities. Even if you don’t have children and/or do not care give a family member, your ‘shifts and mental load’ are still demanding. Takes a toll on health and wellbeing. This is why Maria said it is a ‘lie’ for ‘women to have it all’. Equality in ‘work, pay and too much to do’ does not exist…yet. Even if women intend to take care of themselves within the demands of their ‘shifts’, it can get knocked down by the overload. ‘Glass Ceiling’ – Who Made That Up Anyway? Ditch this metaphor. Let’s use a ‘mirror’ instead. Within our external demands and commitments, small and large, the place of power and possibility is within

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ourselves – looking in our mirror. And we need help from others. Change is an inside job. We all need, and should ask for, effective help, support and love. Decline in Health? Now that we have chatted about inequality of work, pay and too much to do, how do women take care of their health and wellbeing with conviction – the conviction they put into work/others in their lives? This can be a toughie. Avoiding a decline in your health requires conscious choices and being pro-active. This can sound like ‘yet another thing to do!’ Each of us finds our best way to make the changes required to improve and/or sustain our health and wellbeing. Again, it’s an inside job. Nudge – Might This Help You? It’s is common sense that our health and wellbeing is the underpinning to our entire life. There are lots of ways to make effective change for/ sustain good/great health and wellness. One of the most important things that helps me change is the ‘nudge approach’ = take one step. Then, one step, by one step, by one step, etc. consistently towards my desired change. Get [allow!] help/support. Our global wellness and exercise studies are based on this fundamental: our services help clients achieve and sustain maximum health and wellbeing in minimum time with safety as the foundation. Having YOUR All – Keep Your Mirror Handy What really matters is the ‘all’ that you and I think is important. This might mean ‘less is more.’ Taking care of ourselves is at the top of this list or…moving it there. By holding our mirror, real or in our mind, and feeling what matters, within our demands and commitments, we encourage our self-responsibility. While steps nudging us forward may be simple, it is not always easy. This is why we need, and should allow, help. For More Information Visit: http://superslowzone.com/ l


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TRANSITIONAL TIMES OF THE YEAR MEAN SHIFTING SCHEDULES, WHICH CAN BE PARTICULARLY CHALLENGING FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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hether you’re just beginning to learn about cognitive special needs, or have many years of experience, gaining insight into what has helped other families cope can be valuable. Holly Robinson Peete, actress and autism advocate whose son RJ was diagnosed with autism at a young age, is sharing her own tips and strategies for a smooth summer break. Discuss Plans Ahead of Time Summer days are often filled with new experiences, which can sometimes be overwhelming for your child. Share a schedule in advance to help your child understand what the day will look like. Of course, plans -and weather -- may change, so it’s important to provide a backup plan, too. For example, you may want to say, “We’re going to the pool today at noon, but if it rains, we’ll go to the movies instead.” Maintain a Schedule Routines are important for all children, but especially for those living with autism. In summer, it can feel tempting to be more flexible with daily routines but maintaining the basic structure of your child’s typical school day helps.

kPHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF KWAKU ALSTON. Start the day by encouraging the same wake-up time each day and following a regular morning routine. Use free resources and easy step-by-step guides to help with everyday activities, like the oral care instructions created by Colgate on the MagnusCards app. MagnusCards combine proven learning techniques with game design in order to help people with cognitive special needs master life skills. Colgate recently launched five guides on the app to help establish healthy oral care routines, from proper tooth brushing to visiting the dental office. To learn more, visit Colgate.MagnusCards.com.

Focus on the Positive Children with autism respond well to praise. The key is to be specific about what exactly was great about his or her behavior and to provide a little reward, such as an ice cream cone or extra trip to the pool.

Do Activities Together A family needs to work together to thrive. Opt for activities that are exciting for your child but benefit everyone.

“Many parents take eye contact for granted, but it’s something that can be difficult for children with autism to do. It’s very hard to describe what it’s like when your child is unable to look at you. You don’t make the connection you need to make, which can be painful and frustrating for everyone,” says Peete. “Whenever RJ would make extended eye contact, we would make sure he got his favorite pizza or the chance to jump longer on his trampoline. These are small wins, but huge for an autism family!”

“A simple picnic on the beach is a good day for the Peetes! We’ve been doing this since RJ was a little boy,” says Peete. “The sounds of the ocean and watching the waves relax him and the whole family.”

Don’t let summer vacation be overwhelming. Leverage new resources and learn more about others’ experiences to help your family discover winning routines for a great summer. (StatePoint) l

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ccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five people between the ages of six to 19 has obesity, which is excess body fat. A contributing factor to this problem is taking in more calories than are being burned.

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While it’s recommended children get at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day, many are falling short. There are millions of young people who participate in sports, but when their season is over for their sport of choice, they often don’t know what to do

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STRENGTH & PERFORMANCE TRAINING, INC. to keep fit until it starts back up again. The good news is there are things parents can do to help their kids keep fit during the off season.


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“By taking steps to keep fit during the off season, your young athlete will be a better athlete once the season starts back up,” explains Coach Sarah Walls, personal trainer and owner of SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc., who is also the strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. “It’s important that they don’t hang up their equipment and call it quits for a few months. They need to do things to keep in shape all year long.” Many athletes have the idea that in order to get better at their chosen sport they need to just keep playing more of that sport. Some end up playing their chosen sport 10-12 months out of the year. However, this is too much and will increase injury risks from not diversifying movement patterns. It’s important to take a break from the favorite sport but keep active and fit during that period. Here are Coach Walls’ tips for keeping young athletes fit between seasons:

Strength train. Focusing on strength training during the off season will help create a stronger athlete when the new one begins. Find a sports performance training center that can help young athletes enhance their physical abilities and reduce risk of injury.

Cross train. It’s always a good idea to get kids cross training by playing other sports during the off season from their main sport. Choose one that not only complements the primary one, but works on skills, movement patterns, and conditioning that

are similar to the primary one. For example, if your young athlete’s main sport is soccer, encourage them to do some track during the off season. They will gain speed and endurance skills that will can be put to use when they are back on the soccer field.

Stay active. Encourage kids to stay active all week long, aiming to get at least an hour of physical activity every day. Whether it is taking a walk, bike riding, or actively playing outside, they will benefit from daily exercise.

Focus on nutrition. This is a great time to get kids into healthy eating habits. Get them involved in learning what healthy fuel sources are before they workout. Learning about nutrition and practicing making healthier choices will go a long way toward helping them to keep obesity at bay.

Teach mindfulness. Playing sports is often half-mental. Teaching kids mindfulness can give them a huge boost when it comes to playing sports. According to the American Psychological Association, mindfulness entails being aware of the present moment and accepting things as they are without judgment. By doing this, they explain, people are better able to shift their focus to their performance, rather than distracting negative experiences such as anxiety.

Don’t overdo it. While you want to help keep your kids fit between

About Sarah Walls Sarah Walls has over 15 years of experience in coaching and personal training. Owner of SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc., founded in 2007, she offers coaching to develop athletes, adult programs, team training, and has an online coaching program. She is also the strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, and has over eight years of experience working as an NCAA D1 strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer.

seasons, you also want to give them some down time to relax. Maintain a balance between keeping them physically active but giving them the rest their body needs. “Most athletes focus only on their season, overlooking how important what they do during the off season can be,” added Coach Walls. “When you take the time to work on the off season you will see how it improves athletic performance all year long.” To learn more, visit the site at www.saptstrength.com. l

Sources: American Psychological Association. New mindfulness method helps coaches, athletes score. http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2017/08/mindfulness-method.aspx. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity facts. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/obesity/facts.htm.

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ome people may even want to die like them. With the media coverage of the recent suicides of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade, psychiatrists such as Dr. Soroya Bacchus (www. soroyabacchusmd.com), author of How to Detox Yourself from Alcohol, are concerned about a potential rise in the suicide rate in the coming months. “We are a copycat society,” Bacchus says. “But there is more to it than just that. A celebrity suicide may be the real trigger for someone who is already contemplating suicide.” Suicides rose nearly 10% higher than expected in the months following actor Robin Williams’ death in August 2014, according to a Columbia University study in February. Suicides involving the method Williams used (suffocation) spiked 32% over that

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MANY PEOPLE CONSCIOUSLY OR SUBCONSCIOUSLY EMULATE CELEBRITIES – THEY DRESS LIKE THEM, TALK LIKE THEM, AND SOMETIMES EVEN HAVE COSMETIC SURGERY SO THEY CAN LOOK LIKE THEM. time. In the months following Marilyn Monroe’s death, suicide rates jumped 12% in the United States compared to the previous year. Mental health experts say exposure to media coverage of a high-profile suicide, especially coverage which fixates on the gratuitous details of a person’s death, can lead to more suicides. It’s called “suicide contagion.” Dr. Bacchus agrees with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that there are several steps you can take if you know of someone who may be contemplating suicide.

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Ask the question. Asking the question “Are you thinking about suicide?” communicates that you’re open to speaking about suicide in a non-judgmental and supportive way. Asking in this direct, unbiased manner, can open the door for effective dialogue. Do not ever promise to keep their thoughts of suicide a secret.

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such emotional pain, as well as listening for any potential reasons they want to continue to stay alive, are both incredibly important. Help them focus on their reasons for living and avoid trying to impose your reasons for them to stay alive.

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Be there. This could mean being physically present for someone, speaking with them on the phone, or any other way that shows support for the person at risk. Make sure you follow through with the ways in which you say you’ll be able to support the person. Never promise more than you can deliver.

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Help Them Connect. Helping someone with thoughts of suicide connect with ongoing supports (like the Lifeline, 800-2738255) can help them establish a safety net for those moments they find themselves in a crisis.

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About Soroya Bacchus, M.D. Soroya Bacchus, M.D., (www.soroyabacchusmd.com) author of How to Detox Yourself from Alcohol, is a quadruple board-certified psychiatrist specializing in addiction medicine and psychiatry. She has treated patients with addiction issues for 22 years. She has been interviewed on such television shows as Good Morning America and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and other print and online publications.

and after you’ve connected them with the immediate support systems they need, make sure to follow-up with them to see how they’re doing. Bacchus says it is incredibly important for anyone who knows

someone who may be contemplating suicide to seek help for them immediately regardless of when they become aware of the situation. But she said during this time of increased celebrity suicide press coverage, it is even more important than usual. l

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BALANCING WORK AND LIFE IS NO SMALL PROPOSITION, AND WHEN THINGS HEAT UP, IT CAN BE EASY TO LET YOUR NORMAL SELF-CARE HABITS SLIDE.

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hile a busy lifestyle may not allow for luxurious weekly trips to the spa to rejuvenate, you can still steal moments to promote the wellbeing of your mind and body. Wake up with water. Staying properly hydrated is an important way to keep your body in top condition. Proper hydration can help keep all your body’s systems functioning like a well-lubricated machine. Some studies have even shown that starting the day with a cold glass of water can help jumpstart your metabolism and curb cravings. Carry water with you throughout the day so you can sip whenever the urge hits you and aim for at least 64 ounces a day. Take care of your skin. Hydration is important for your skin. Bring the bliss of a spa experience into your shower with a body wash like Softsoap Hydra Bliss Hydrating Body Wash, which is crafted with rejuvenating scents like Coconut Water and Blueberry or Cucumber Water and Mint. These formulas help retain your skin’s natural moisture, which can leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. Follow up

with a moisturizing lotion to leave skin silky and soft all day long. Make drive time your zen time. Instead of using your morning commute to run through your todo list and mentally prepare for your work day, give yourself permission to let those duties wait until you reach your desk. Instead, take a mental boost by listening to some of your favorite music or enjoying an audiobook. Eat for energy. Food has one true purpose: fueling the body. At mealtime, put your wellbeing first and load up on foods that deliver nutrition your body needs. Look for proteins, a moderate amount of carbs and essentials like fiber that promote good digestion. Avoid feeling deprived by allowing yourself to enjoy occasional treats, but generally avoid unnecessary calories and sugary snacks. Wash away your worries. After a rough day, there are few things like a warm shower or bath to help wash it all away. Allow soothing aromas to envelop your senses as you lather your skin for a relaxing clean. Experience the essence of serenity with an option like Softsoap Pure Zen Relaxing Body Wash. Choose from tranquil scents of Rosewater and Lotus Flower or Jasmine and Watermint for a relaxing sensory experience. Explore more ways to take better care of your body inside and out at softsoap.com. (Family Features) l

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hat’s the cause and how do you treat it and make sure it doesn’t hit you? If you want to achieve that superstar smile and avoid bad breath, please consider the below tips from Sarah Jebreil, DDS. Statistics demonstrated in a survey done by Match.com the bad breath was among the 3 most

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BAD BREATH IS SOMETHING THAT IS READILY IDENTIFIABLE AND EASILY A DEAL BREAKER WHEN DATING. unattractive traits on a date. In another study done by dailymail. co.uk, 60% of online daters were more attracted to those with full white smiles than those with yellow or missing teeth. So what can you

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dental health. Aside from regular maintenance, which should be every 4-6 months, a thorough oralhygiene regime at home is key. At minimum, brushing 2x/day and flossing before bed is key. It is always great to add in tools like a Waterpik which does wonders for bad breath as well as a tongue scraper. While there are many apps out there that allow you to digitally whiten your smile, you want to make sure your photos match the ‘real’ you. Crest White Strips are a great way to ease into teeth whitening. White strips are also a great tool to use while you are getting ready so your teeth will be extra ‘white’ before your date. During the date, avoid red wine and dark sauces. If it will stain a white t-shirt, it will stain your teeth. Also try to avoid garlic, shallots, onions, and scallions. All these foods affect your breath and are not easily hidden with gum or mints because they actually release through the pores of your skin as well. Beware, salad dressings and sauces are notorious for being hidden mines for garlic and onions, so always ask for them on the side and test them before soaking your food in them. It is always great to bring so disposable flossers with the pick at the end to make sure you have nothing in your teeth. Colgate’s Wisp disposable brushes and Listerine Breath strips are excellent

More about Sarah Jebreil, DDS Sarah Jebreil is highly skilled and sought after for her ability to create youth and beauty in the face. Dr Jebreil is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and in 2017 was appointed to the Board of Directors of the AACD. She has published many articles and serves on the Editorial Board of the Dental Products Report. Patients love Dr. Jebreil’s keen eye and responsible aesthetics to create beautiful smiles as nature intended…… ‘Everyone will notice but no one will know.’

in securing fresh breath for the goodnight kiss. Gum disease is the most common cause of bad breath. The pesky bacteria that cause periodontal disease give off gases that don’t smell pretty. They are also not good for your whole body and have been linked to heart disease and pre-mature births. Infections in the mouth or throat whether it be a rotten tooth, a gum infection or tonsillitis are all sources of bad breath. Obviously, any infection in your body causes inflammation and needs to be treated immediately. Using a nasal wash as well as a humidifier with Eucalyptus to keep the nasal passages open during the night are perfect for a sleepover. Mouth breathing like snoring or a bite issue and numerous studies on the side-effects of sleep apnea, including waking up in the morning with dry mouth causes bad breath. Products like biotene are great to use before bed time because they are formulated to target dry mouth symptoms. For more information, please visit www.sarahjebreildds.com. l JULY / AUGUST 2018

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REAL ESTATE EXPERT

JOSHUA SWAN

IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING A PHENOMENAL EXPERIENCE FOR HIS CLIENTS THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A REAL ESTATE AGENT TO ASSIST YOU IN THE SALE OR PURCHASE OF YOUR HOME.

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ou need someone who is, not only knowledgeable about the industry, but also about your market and most importantly, your needs. You need someone who not only meets your expectations but exceeds them; someone who will treat this as one of the most important transactions of your life, while also treating you as a friend and valued client. Joshua

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Swan is exactly the person you need in your corner. Joshua is a residential real estate expert who has lived in Austin for over ten years. He specializes in assisting first-time home buyers and winning multiple offer situations with his unique strategies which are incredible assets in this current Central Texas market. His other areas of influence include selling homes pre-market, land acquisitions, single family and multi-family investment opportunities, property management, and waterfront. Joshua’s focus on building strong relationships translates to partnering with skilled professionals in lending, title industries, inspectors, and repairmen to champion his client’s needs from start to finish. “The len-

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der is one of the most important aspects of helping buyers through purchasing a home. It’s crucial for me to know people who will work as hard for my clients as I will. You can be a great agent, but if you don’t have the right people helping you in all areas of the purchase, then you are doing your clients and yourself a huge disservice,” he says. His previous work experience engrained a passion in customer service, taught him the value of hard work, and how to provide a phenomenal experience for his clients. He genuinely cares about his clients as if they were his family and continues to treat them as such even after they have closed on their home. Like most real estate agents, Joshua’s start in the business was


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not always easy. With nine out of ten real estate agents going out of business in their first two years, Joshua’s drive and determination made failure not an option. When asked about his first year, Joshua recalls some of the most memorable lessons he learned. He shares, “You can’t just be a traditional real estate agent. You must be tenacious in getting every listing sold. You must let everyone in the neighborhood know about it. You must reach out to every agent you know. You can’t just put a sign in the front yard and hope the perfect buyer drives by.” Joshua offers free professional photography and interior designers to help get your house ready for the market. “We have a network of investors, realtors, past and present clients, and forums with whom we share off market opportunities to get the home sold quickly, for top dollar, and to someone we know will bring the deal to the closing table,” he says. “This is just us premarketing your property before it goes on the MLS.” When asked about the process of putting a house on the market Joshua says, “Pricing, appearance and most importantly timing is everything. All three aspects have to work together to create bidding wars to ultimately net you the most money.”

and the Gunn Real Estate Team have topped the charts in rank among the most elite 3% of all agents in the greater Austin area. The only things Joshua loves more than making people happy through real estate activities are his girlfriend and fur-family of three rescue dogs. His favorite weekend activities are hiking, camping, and spending time with his family outdoors. Joshua is always available to help answer any real estate questions you might have. You can reach him at 512-662-0143 or Joshua@gunnrealestate.com. l

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THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT WOMEN’S BASEBALL

AND THE 2018 WOMEN’S BASEBALL WORLD CUP

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WHEN YOU THINK OF BASEBALL, YOU MIGHT NOT PICTURE WOMEN PLAYING “AMERICA’S GAME.”

n fact, many Americans are unaware that the country was home to the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) from 1943 to 1954, the only women’s professional baseball league in U.S. history. This year, the AAGPBL is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its first season, a milestone that also happens to coincide with the historymaking World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women’s Baseball World Cup event being held for the first time ever on U.S. soil in late August. Taking place on Florida’s Space Coast, the 2018 Women’s Baseball World Cup will bring together women’s national teams from 12 different countries to compete for the title of world champion. In celebration of this historic event and women’s long-time

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influence on the sport, the WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup Trophy is touring the country this summer. The World Cup trophy, an inspirational symbol of the progress being made for women in baseball today, will be displayed at Major League Baseball (MLB) ballparks this July and August. While these historic proceedings are sure to draw attention from around the world, many people may be surprised to discover the impact women have had on the sport of baseball. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about women’s baseball to get you brought up to speed. 1. Women were playing baseball before they had the right to vote. When women first suited up for baseball, they were expected to dress like girls but play like men. One of the earliest women’s baseball games at the collegiate level dates back to the mid-1800s, when women at Vassar College in New York organized two teams.


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2. In 2018 the WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup will be played on American soil for the first time ever. Baseball’s biggest competition and Official World Championship for women will take place Aug. 22-31 at the USSSA Space Coast Complex in Viera, Florida. This historic event is expected to bring fans from far and wide, and it will be broadcast and watched by millions around the globe.

4. Women’s National Baseball Team “Madonna Japan” is the five-time defending Women’s Baseball World Champion. After Team USA won the first two editions (2004 and 2006), Japan has won the flagship women’s baseball global competition five consecutive times (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016). Madonna Japan will take a 21-game World Cup win streak into Viera. The last team to have beaten Japan was Team USA in 2012.

3. Twelve teams from around the world are set to compete in the 2018 WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup on Florida’s Space Coast. In addition to Team USA, the international competition will include the Women’s National Baseball Teams of Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

5. The WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup Trophy is touring the U.S., making stops in six cities. Members of the USA Baseball Women’s National Team, as well as former players from the AAGPBL made famous by the classic film “A League of Their Own” will be making appearances at stops along the trophy tour. For your chance to view this piece of baseball history and see

these renowned players, check out the complete 2018 tour schedule. July 7 – Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. July 13 – Citi Field, Queens, New York July 14 – Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts July 15 – Marlins Park, Miami, Florida Aug. 3 – Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Aug. 13 – The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park, Atlanta, Georgia Aug. 22 – WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup 2018, USSSA Space Coast Complex, Viera, Florida

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PURSUE YOUR

TRAVEL PASSIONS ASK NEARLY ANY PERSON ABOUT HIS OR HER DREAM TRIP AND WATCH A SMILE APPEAR AS THE PERFECT PERSONAL EXCURSION IS DESCRIBED. NOW, ASK WHY THE TRIP HAS YET TO HAPPEN, AND TIME AND MONEY WILL BE THE LIKELY CULPRITS.

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Book Based on Your Interests One of the easiest ways to make time for travel is to book based on your likes and hobbies. When you plan a trip around your passions, it helps you prioritize the experience over the cost.

Carving out time and saving funds to make travel possible, even during the busiest travel seasons, can be a challenge. Lee Abbamonte, the youngest person to travel to every country in the world plus the North and South Poles, and Bank of America recommend these tips to travel the world in style.

“When I worked in finance, I noticed a lot of my colleagues made excuses about why they couldn’t travel,” Abbamonte said. “I’ve found that booking travel based on your personal interests can help you stay motivated to follow through actually taking the trip. For example, I love watching and playing sports, so I often use that as a reason to travel to various countries.”

he misconceived notions that may be holding you back from traveling can feel especially exacerbated during busy seasons when travel costs rise and coordinating vacation schedules with coworkers becomes a challenge.

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One area you might be passionate about is food. In fact, 23 percent of Americans say they have planned a trip around a culinary experience, according to a Bank of America survey. Local cuisine also offers a unique glimpse into a culture. “I love attending local food festivals and cultural celebrations,” Abbamonte said. “Just one day at a food or wine festival can give you a great understanding of an area’s culture and people, which is quite literally great ‘food for thought.’” Have a Credit Card Rewards Strategy Earning points through travel spending is especially popular today. In fact, 65 percent of Americans have a rewards credit card, according to the same Bank of America survey. Yet when it comes time to reap a card’s rewards, 55 percent admit they don’t have a strategy to maximize points. Abbamonte recommends using a credit card that rewards all your purchases and offers extra points where you spend most. “Since traveling and eating out are easily my top two expenses, the Premium Rewards credit card from Bank of America works perfectly for my lifestyle,” Abbamonte said. “I earn two points for every dollar I spend on travel and dining – which works out great to maximize my rewards earnings, plus I earn 1 1/2 points on all of my other purchases.”

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For example, think of it this way: Every time you use your card, you are earning points for your next trip. Even your morning coffee can help you earn points toward a plane ticket. Have a Plan but Be Flexible To get the most out of your travel experience, make a general plan for what you want to do. However, be sure to leave time for exploring charming side streets and unexpected surprises. You never know what will catch your eye once you arrive.

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“I often visit multiple countries in one trip,” Abbamonte said. “While I usually know where I want to travel, I don’t always buy my flights between countries beforehand. You may want to adjust how you planned to allocate your time once you’re on a trip. Maybe you fall in love with a bed and breakfast, and just can’t part ways to catch your flight out of town. Travel shouldn’t be a mad dash from destination to destination. It’s a time to truly live your best life in a new place.”

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Maximize Financial Rewards Some financial institutions offer banking rewards programs that can help you earn bonus points on your credit card rewards. Sometimes all it takes is a quick search to find out what benefits are waiting for you as a loyal customer.

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Abbamonte said. “For example, Bank of America Preferred Rewards clients receive up to a 75 percent bonus on their credit card rewards – which means you could earn up to 3 1/2 points per dollar on travel and dining purchases with the Premium Rewards credit card.”


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To maximize rewards, consider layering your airline, hotel, banking and credit card rewards programs together. Abbamonte, for example, includes his frequent flier and hotel loyalty program membership information while booking airline travel and hotels, allowing him to

earn benefits from other loyalty programs on top of the points he receives with his card. Find more ways to save for travel at bankofamerica.com/ getmorerewards.

Maximize Your Rewards An analysis of Bank of America’s over 50 million debit and credit cards during 2017 showed travel and restaurants to be top areas for spending. Using a credit card that rewards you for where you spend the most can help pay for upcoming travel. (Family Features) l

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GRAND VELAS

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n fact, a Hotel-Online “2018 Trends in All-Inclusive Sector” report explored motivating factors prompting today’s travelers to choose a luxury all-inclusive property. It cited the value of “highly differentiated product offerings” among the main drivers of all-inclusive interest, combined with a “need to balance this value proposition with one of the biggest expectations of today’s

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all-inclusive traveler: the expectation of true hospitality and service execution...How a property differentiates itself from a service standpoint and how it goes the extra mile to meet these expectations can make all the difference in the world.” These are truths Velas Resorts knows quite well as, for over 25 years, this haute hospitality group

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has operated a number of signature luxury all-inclusive resorts known for proffering world-class service in combination with exceptionally appointed accommodations and superb amenities and facilities. I’ve personally stayed and played at a great number of Velas Resorts’ allinclusive properties throughout Mexico and each have exceeded my indubitably high expectations.


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TODAY’S LUXURY ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT INDUSTRY HAS NO SHORTAGE OF OPTIONS, WITH AN INCREASING NUMBER OF HIGH-END PROPERTIES AROUND THE GLOBE GETTING IN THE GAME. THE ALL-INCLUSIVE MODEL, WHICH REPORTEDLY ORIGINATED IN THE FRENCH CLUB MED RESORTS IN 1950, IS NOW MORE POPULAR THAN EVER—EVEN AMONG PERSNICKETY JET SETTERS FOR WHOM AN ORDINARY RETREAT JUST WON’T DO. My most recent trek took me about a 15-minute drive away from Puerto Vallarta to the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit resort, which was (again) recognized among the best in the world in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards. Among other honors, this destination was rated the number one hotel in Riviera Nayarit as well as one of the

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“Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the World” and “Top 25 Luxury Hotels” in Mexico—all honors bestowed based on guests’ opinions of the property’s service, quality and value. Incidentally, in March 2018 the venerable publication U.S. News & World Report also named Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit the number one best hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The continuous array of upperechelon accolades doled out to Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is no surprise to me given my familiarity with the brand’s approach to luxe hospitality. The resort continues to reap this industry recognition

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due, in great part, to its ingenuity in offering guest-centric experiences that are memorable and meaningful. Below are details on just a few of the distinctive, brand-differentiating initiatives—some as directly excerpted from the property’s press materials sent my way—which individually and collectively exemplify why the overtly family-friendly Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is in a class of its own in the Vallarta region. Wildlife Adventure Animal, nature, and culture lovers will thoroughly enjoy the property’s “Wildlife Adventure” package that gives guests up close and personal

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encounters with native wildlife in the area—an opportunity to learn more about local wildlife through various tours. This includes a guided tour into Estero del Salado—a protected urban estuary compromised of mangrove and marsh vegetation with myriad reptile and bird habitats. Included in the exploration is a two-hour canoe tour, round trip transportation to the estuary and a gourmet box lunch. After the visit, guests will return to the resort for a private session with native birds. Guests learn more about four different exotic Mexican types, including where they come from, what they eat and more. The birds will show different behaviors during


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an interactive activity with guests and will be available for a photo op at the end of the session. Cultural Cocktailing and Insta-Worthy Cooking Classes To add some locavore-inspired levity, guests can opt to learn how to create a variety of Mexican-inspired beverages during weekly mixology classes that serve up drinks with a twist of local culture. Participants enjoy communal fun and frivolity while learning to make four different Mexican drinks that each feature a tie in-to Mexican history and heritage: Yashu Margarita, Tricolor Cocktail, Sweet Convent and “Pascalles.” Velas Resorts Vice President Juan Vela, who I had the pleasure of interviewing recently, also described the property’s exclusive Tequila Tasting Experience—a tour that allows travelers to explore the making of Mexico’s finest spirit. “Available exclusively to resort guests, this experience includes a visit to Mexico’s oldest tequila

house, Casa San Matías, via private plane or luxury car,” he said. “Here, guests learn traditional and modern tequila making processes, enjoy a Mexican picnic in the agave fields, participate in a tequila tasting and more. Concluding the experience, visitors can explore the rest of Casa San Matías and its tequila cellar where they’ll receive an artisan Mexican keepsake.” Vela also cited that Tequila maker Don julio González, himself, has stayed at the resort so, tour aside, tequila-aficionados can rest assured they’ll be well-covered at this locale.

preparing. Then, at the resort, guests learn how to prepare their dishes before getting a lesson on tips and tricks to capture the perfect picture.

In addition to this spirited excursion and on-site Mexican mixology instruction, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit also offers cooking classes to help guests learn how to make great food and also capture the culinary moment with a fab photo that’s wellsuited to share on social media. The classes, led by Executive Chef Guillaume Morancé, take guests to a localarea fish market to help them choose the best food for the recipe they are

Kids have a ball at this resort as there’s much designed especially for them. Certain seasons at the resort feature special activities like zip lines, climbing walls, DIY mandala workshops, kite crafting and other creativity-promoting activities. This includes Piñata making among other arts and crafts. There’s also sports like soccer and kickball, feeding the fish, treasure hunts and mini disco complete with a disco ball

Family-Focused Fabulosity Family programs at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit are top-of-the-line with offerings that include a dedicated kids’ and teens’ clubs with Xbox Kinect video games, air hockey table, billiards, ping pong table, dance floor, and games; a summer camp; and even a dedicated baby concierge catering to the specialized needs of the littlest ones.

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and strobe lights. It’s also cool that, for teens who want to improve their landscape photography skills, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit also has a Teen Instagram Photo Tour through which participants learn from the resorts’ community managers about lighting, exposure, angles and editing apps to achieve the perfect shot. Accommodations-wise, families can opt to stay in the resorts’ twobedroom family suites, all over 2,000 square feet. They feature one King bed suite interconnecting with a suite with two queen beds—all with a private terrace proffering fab ocean views. Additional thoughtful amenities for families consist of a stuffed animal of the resort’s mascot, bathrobes and slippers in special mini sizes, family photo session, and credit for the purchase of photos, kids’ welcome beach kit, and kid-friendly evening turndown. Also notable is that one massage per adult per night and roundtrip airport transfers are also included. Baby Concierge Conveniences For those traveling with babies, the resort’s baby concierge remains on hand and at-the-ready to help parents stress less with their young ones, coordinating everything from a crib, Mexican toys, baby floats, and baby clothes to nanny service and gentle bath and shampoo gels. And even these tiny tots receive thoughtful spa treatments. For one, to stimulate the baby’s senses and central nervous system, a “Sunrise Massage” service is provided to help promote sensory and cognitive development. For

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babies one to three years old, the treatment encourages babies to differentiate textures and sounds to the tunes of Mozart. The resort also offers baby’s first haircut, which comes with special pampering and a certificate celebrating the milestone.

tufo di Cioccolato, chocolate tartufo and truffle croquant, white chocolate sauce and dried fruit and nuts. Vegetarian and vegan options like a fresh pasta of the day with duck ragout and traditional pizzas help ensure there’s something for everyone.

AAA Four Diamond Dining The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” slogan unquestionably extends to its numerous on-site fine dining options, which includes no less than three AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurants. Among these is the ItalianMediterranean eatery, Lucca, which recently underwent a $750,000 USD renovation. Changes involved a reimagined menu to complement the chic décor redesign that combines a contemporary wine cellar, glass, marble and plush seating with natural wood, leather and statement light fixtures and chandeliers. The sophisticated space employs shades of teal, taupe, grey, and brown accented with silver, and walls are adorned with original artwork made specifically for Lucca by Mexican artist Lulu Arce. A violinist adds beauty and intrigue to the atmosphere.

Another of the on-site awardwinning eateries is Frida, billed as serving “local artisan cuisine connected with the deep roots of Mexican heritage.” Named after one of Mexico’s most beloved artists, Frida’s colorful food is replete with bold aromas, spices and visual appeal that exude Mexico’s creative culinary spirit. This is represented in salad

The dishes at Lucca are as visually stunning as they are sumptuous. The menu features such highlights Polpo a Genovesa, organic greens, with infusion of octopus potato, and olive infusion, Parmesan cheese foam and pistachio pesto; Tortellini Ricotta e Prosciutto, tortellini stuffed with prosciutto and ricotta cheese, with sage sauce and cherry tomatoes; and Tar-

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items like the Freshwater Crab Delight in Chayote with chipotle cream; cold appetizers like the Oven-Roasted Beef Tartare with marinated lobster medallions in Valle de Guadalupe vinaigrette; hot appys like the Crispy Suckling Pig Pibil Tacos with xnipec salsa and avocado; and entrées like the Jalisco-Style Beef Short Rib Birria. Then, for dessert, you can top it all off with the Caramelized Poblano Pepper in piloncillo sugar. Perhaps my favorite AAA Four Diamond restaurant at the property is Piaf, where French cuisine rises to an exceptional standard not only relative to all-inclusive dining, but fine dining

in general. Here traditional French cooking is the heart of the kitchen, allowing patrons to savor classic dishes like escargot, rack of lamb, duck confit, seafood bouillabaisse, and grilled beef filets that are impeccably sauced. Other of Piaf’s fresh fish, seafood and meat dishes are supremely creative while maintaining an elegance and simplicity. Plating, of course, is splendid and a nice juxtaposition to the clean and chic minimalist décor allowing the food to shine. I did, myself, devour a course of Escargots Bourguignon-style with the snails perfectly cleaned, prepped and

authentically presented in a six cavity white serving dish primed for dipping into the buttery elixir. I then moved on to the Classic French Onion Soup topped with Gruyère cheese, in which the mélange of meat stock, caramelized onions, seasonings and crouton exuded rustic goodness. My entrée, the “Duck Magret to Orange” with white purée of albedo at Grand Marnier, served alongside baby carrots glazed in cumin fragrance with crispy quinoa, was among the very best duck preparations I’ve ever had. The meat so moist and flavor-rich would have been delightful on its own, sans sauce, although the pairing of the classic orange accompaniment was pure bliss. Finally, in sticking with my array of archetypes, I then indulged in the decadent Crème Brulée. With the custard texture and temperature perfectly executed, this light and dish had an understated grace all its own. It’s exceedingly clear the resort’s food and beverage program makes it a hospitality industry standout and is an extreme point of pride. “When it comes to food & beverage, our food, creativity and presentation are comparable to that of top restaurants in world capitals,” notes Vela. “Name your favorite specialty cuisine–Mexican, French, Italian –and it’s exquisitely prepared by award winning chefs, including member of Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, the Culinary Academy of France and the brotherhood of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Executive Chef Guillaume Morancé. Additionally, we offer unique dining events and foodie

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experiences such as tastings (hot sauce, taco, tequila, mezcal, and even chocolate), showcase premium liquor brands and custom cocktails in innovative ways (like a margarita trolley) and have been trend setters in vegetarian and vegan menus.” Gourmet Baby Food Furthering the family and foodieforward mentality at this resort, even the babies fine dine at this gastrodriven destination. Parents with babies can choose among many gourmet options for their bundle of joy. Upon arrival, parents can select from a list of gourmet purées for their babies that will be prepared by the resort’s Executive Chef. Options include things like the Pio Pio Purée, made with cooked chicken breast, carrots, zucchini and chicken broth; and the Vegan Purée, made with white rice, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and vegetable broth. Cultural Immersion-Minded Spa As with most luxury resorts, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has its on-site SE SPA that, in typical Velas Resorts form, provides ingenuity in its offerings. With more than 30 treatments available, many are inspired by the native traditions of Mexico. An indigenous-oriented service that I personally experienced is called the “Tequila Cream Massage.” This consisted of a unique energizing massage that began and ended with a tasting of tequila cream. You first choose your favorite flavor: coffee, vanilla or chocolate (after tasting all three), before partaking in a lovely spa welcome ri-

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tual and ultimately receiving the massage in which herbal aromatherapy is also integrated. After the massage your “favorite” tequila cream is presented for a lovely, lingering sweet finish on the palate. Prior to this wonderful (and tasty) massage service, I also reveled in the spa’s signature Hydrotherapy Water Journey service, included with any treatment 50 minutes or more, which has patrons flow from one aqua-feature to another. Modalities include a revitalizing sen-

ty of ailments and needs. Topics include the 60-minute Mandala Coloring activity for groups of 12 or more that’s moderated by a spa valet. Coloring mandalas is said to have numerous benefits for the brain, including helping develop mental abilities, stimulating creativity and inducing a state of calm. This activity also is considered a spiritual ritual believed to facilitate an interior illumination, also activating the two hemispheres of the brain,

sory shower, herbal steam and Sauna, a dip in the two- temperature lagoon, reflexology foot tub, time in the Jacuzzi, ice fountain and a final multi-jet Swiss shower. It’s rejuvenation for the mind and body in every drop.

furthering cognitive abilities, and aiding in concentration. Firstly, during the service, the meaning and history of the mandala is explained, followed by a relaxation activity and then the coloring of an oversized design for the team. Healthy snacks and spa water are also offered during the activity. At the end, participants are given a small mandala as a gift for a memorable take away. The resort also offers other mindful meeting breaks including

Mandala Coloring Group Activity At the on-site SE SPA various classes are offered that are inspired by local Mexican culture and based upon the principles of ancient Ayurvedic medicine to aid a varie-

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a dreamcatcher workshop, aromatherapy, and even a workshop to create one’s own mandala in a bowl of water with flowers. Bountiful Basics The above are just a few of the programs and amenities that set Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit apart. But, even beyond its creative range of over-and-above offerings, the setting and the facility, itself, are remarkable. The nature-laden grounds are replete with landscaped gardens, lush greenery and colorful flowers all around. Resident “pets” meandering about include two freeroaming peacocks, dozens of Koi fish throughout multiple ponds (that are very fun to feed), a large bright green iguana, and two hawks that work hard keeping other birds at bay. A large glistening three-tiered infinity pool with swim up palapa bar overlooks the expansive stretch of beach (entirely seaweed-free

during my visit) where cabanas and loungers allow you to eat and imbibe beach-side to your heart’s content. The Sierra Madre mountains in the distance make the already remarkable sunsets even more perfectly picturesque. Relative to accommodations, the resort features 267 ocean-view suites all over 1,000 square feet, some with private plunge pools, and all with plasma TVs, wireless internet access, fully stocked mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. For the health-minded, Vela also pointed out that the property has made a major commitment to “wellnessing”—an experience that includes everything from state of the art spas and fitness centers, personal training included in the rate, and spa and vegetarian cuisine, to wellness getaway weeks with experts in nutrition and fitness. They even offer a number of specialty “Wellness Suites” that include a personal

training session and massage in-suite in addition to other fitness amenities, such as an insuite Lifecycle Exercise Bike, Vitamin C sprinkler, crudité minibar, wellness snacks, organic soaps, an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit, a Nikken Kenko pillow and comforter, and LED lamp with a clock and timer. However, rest assured the clock won’t be regarded much as, at this locale, unstructured leisure time reigns supreme. Given the all-inclusive experience at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit includes luxury accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, a multitude of fun and informative activities for both kids and adults (did I mention Karaoke night at its Koi Lounge?), a personal concierge amid a staff to guest ratio of 3:1, and more, this is a vacation destination where time is blissfully on your side. l

Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above may have been provided or arranged at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way. Sources: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-inclusive_resort www.hotel-online.com/press_releases/release/2018-trends-in-all-inclusive-sector

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et-friendly accommodations can be easier to find than ever, making it possible to simply take your pet along for the ride. According to a survey by travel website Orbitz, almost one-third of pet parents say they skipped a trip to stay home with their pet. In fact, 40 percent of survey respondents said they would travel more often if

they had convenient, affordable pet sitting or boarding. If you can’t find someone to watch over your furry friend, or you just don’t want to, rely on these tips to travel with your pet in tow. Opt for Travel by Car Although several airlines now offer pet-friendly fares, traveling by car is often less expensive and allows you

to keep your pet with you at all times. That puts you in control of necessities like food and restroom breaks and lets you create a comfy resting place for your pet to snooze while on the road. Seek Pet-Friendly Destinations According to the survey, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Chicago and Houston top the United States for locations with the most pet-friendly hotels.

IF YOUR NEXT BIG EXCURSION IS ON HOLD UNTIL YOU CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND, A SOLUTION MAY BE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK.

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Travel websites make it easy to find hotels that will happily accommodate your pet. For example, Orbitz allows users to book airfare, car rentals, tours and activities, as well as searching for pet-friendly hotels. As an added benefit, members of the rewards program can earn rewards instantly to book hotels for them and their furry friends. Consider Nearby Attractions Not only is a pet-friendly hotel a necessity, you’ll also need to consider local attractions. A dog is likely to appreciate nearby parks and lakes for exercise and fresh air, but there may also be pet-friendly restaurants and venues in the city you choose to visit. Pay Attention to Reviews Fellow travelers have become one of the most valuable resources in contemporary travel. Their insight often helps set realistic expectations. Reading reviews and learning from others’ experiences then adjusting your plans accordingly prior to your trip can help you plan a rewarding vacation for both you and your pet. Take Time to Call Ahead Even pet-friendly facilities have specific guidelines and expectations, so it’s a good idea to call ahead to ensure everyone is on the same page. This also allows you to inquire about the availability of special amenities you may require, such as a litter box for a feline traveling companion. Plan your next trip and find more pet-friendly travel resources at Orbitz.com. (Family Features) l JULY / AUGUST 2018

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DR. BECKY BAILEY

Founder, Conscious Discipline Oviedo, Florida Who She Is: Dr. Becky Bailey is an award-winning author, renowned educator and internationally recognized expert in childhood education and developmental psychology. She is the creator of Conscious Discipline which has impacted an estimated 15.8 million children while inspiring and training more than 3 million educators and caregivers. Putting It Down On Paper: Dr. Bailey has authored 21 books related to self-regulation, social- emotional learning and classroom management plus 14 children’s books that model Conscious Discipline for children and adults. She has also developed curriculum and taught at the college and graduate level. Take It From Them: The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Registry of Evidencebased Programs and Practices (NREPP), which promotes the adoption of scientifically established behavioral health interventions, has recognized and endorsed Conscious Discipline as effective for improving social functioning and competence. Additionally, Conscious Discipline received high ratings in 8 out of 10 categories in a Wallace Foundation study published by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Putting It Into Perspective: With over 35 years of experience working with the most difficult children, Dr. Bailey deeply believes we must transform the lives of adults first and children second. Conscious Discipline is dedicated to creating positive, brain-smart environments for children, families, schools and businesses. 220

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Co-founder and CEO, FreshGrade Kelowna, BC, Canada

Who He Is: Lane co-founded FreshGrade in 2011 and has since served in multiple roles, including his current position as CEO. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of Club Penguin, the largest virtual world for kids, leading the company to rapid growth and an eventual acquisition by Disney in 2007 for $350 million. After the acquisition, he spent five years as Executive Vice President of Disney Online Studios. This year, Lane joins the Dragons’ Den lineup for Season 13, premiering fall 2018 on CBC. A Fresh Take: Founded in 2011, FreshGrade was created by a dedicated team who saw a better way to help educators, parents, and students have deeper conversations about learning. Today, FreshGrade is used in over 70 countries worldwide. Ringing Endorsements: The Wall Street Journal reports that FreshGrade, “makes realtime learning assessment as easy as snapping selfies.” Community First: The recipient of several leadership awards, Lane continues to give back to the community through his many philanthropic endeavors, mentoring and investing in early-stage technology companies, and volunteering on several boards.

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

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

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LOS GLÚTEOS SON EL CENTRO DEL CUERPO EN LA PARTE POSTERIOR Y JUEGAN UN PAPEL MUY IMPORTANTE EN LA SILUETA PORQUE ES IMPOSIBLE SEPARARLOS DEL CONTORNO CORPORAL ESTÉTICO. EL CONJUNTO FORMADO POR LA PROYECCIÓN GLÚTEA Y LAS CURVAS CREADAS POR LA CINTURA Y LA CADERA SONLAS CARACTERÍSTICAS PRINCIPALES DE UN CONTORNO ARMÓNICO. xisten varios elementos que contribuyen a que los glúteos se vean agradables: la proyección, el volumen, la forma, el pliegue glúteo, la firmeza de los tejidos y la calidad de la piel.

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La indicación para la cirugía plástica de aumento de glúteo básicamente es el deseo de mejorar la forma, ya sea por la falta de volumen o tono. Otras causas refieren a los defectos, asimetrías secundarias, secuelas de enfermedades o accidentes. Existen diversas técnicas quirúrgicas para aumentar los glúteos, debiendo individualizarse según sea el caso de cada paciente. Los procedimientos que ofrecen los mejores resultados en esta cirugía son el implante de glúteo y la lipoinyección o lipotransferencia. El primero consiste en la colocación de implantes de gel altamente cohesivo en la región glútea a nivel del plano intramuscular, lo cual permite obtener resultados armónicos, naturales y permanentes. Los implantes utilizados en la cirugía plástica de aumento de glúteo son de una gran variedad de formas, tamaños y perfiles para satisfacer las necesidades de cada paciente.

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El abordaje para la cirugía plástica y reconstructiva de aumento de glúteo con implante se realiza en el pliegue interglúteo, quedando la incisión escondida en esa área. El implante puede colocarse en un plano subfacial, submuscular o intramuscular. En términos generales es preferible que el implante quede en un plano intramuscular ya que con esto se logran resultados más naturales y estéticos. El aumento de glúteo mediante la lipoinyección o lipotransferencia consiste en la inyección de grasa previamente extraída del mismo paciente con cánulas finas. Es una cirugía confiable que se podría realizar en conjunto con otros procedimientos como la lipoescultura para lograr mejores resultados estéticos. En la última década, la lipoinyección glútea ha desplazado a razón de 4:1 a la colocación de implantes, de manera que, si hay disponibilidad de grasa, ésta es la técnica idónea. En pacientes con pocos depósitos de grasa, será necesaria la colocación de implantes. Ambos procedimientos proporcionan excelentes resultados, sin embargo, cuando es posible realizar la lipoinyección glútea, los pacientes presentan una mejor y más rápida recuperación. Actualmente la cirugía de aumento de glúteo es una excelente opción para lucir una silueta ideal. Unos glúteos firmes ofrecen erotismo a las caderas y otorgan una armonía corporal perfecta. l JULIO / AGOSTO 2018 SPANISH

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lunares benignos, MALIGNOS Y VERRUGAS CUANDO LOS PACIENTES LLEGAN A CONSULTA DERMATOLÓGICA ES MUY COMÚN QUE CONFUNDAN ESTAS 3 LESIONES. EXPLICARÉ DE FORMA FÁCIL CÓMO DIFERENCIARLOS Y LA IMPORTANCIA DE CADA UNO Lunares benignos: por lo regular todos contamos con uno 30 lunares benignos, al nacimiento pueden haber 2-3 lunares y hasta los 35 años van apareciendo otros. Estos son redondos de un solo color y pequeños menos de 5mm de diámetro, no cambian de forma y en ocasiones pueden tener vellos que salen de ellos. Algunos pacientes presentan cientos de lunares en su cuerpo, es cuando recomendamos un mapeo con tecnología especializada. Este los almacena y en su seguimiento anual, detecta cuáles lunares tuvieron cambios resultando una herramienta de apoyo muy útil para el dermatólogo. Lunares malignos: estos los conocemos como Nevos displásicos, lo cual quiere decir que tienen características que pueden identificarse como malignos. Estas características son: tienen varios colores incluso áreas sin color (distintos tonos de café, azul, blanquecino), comienzan a crecer, cambiar

de forma y no son perfectamente redondos. Si los identificas, tienes que acudir con el dermatólogo, si él lo considera con base en un estudio llamado dermatoscopia, puede realizar una biopsia para descartar que sea un melanoma, un cáncer muy agresivo que avanza muy rápido y si es diagnosticado a tiempo, puede salvar tu vida. Verrugas: estas son bastante comunes incluso desde niños, aparecen frecuentemente en manos y en cara son conocidos como “mezquinos”. Estas lesiones son producidas por el virus del papiloma humano y son contagiosos, si no se atienden y cuidan de forma adecuada, pueden extenderse y multiplicarse. El dermatólogo los trata con crioterapia, nitrógeno líquido que se encuentra a -196º grados centígrados, aplicando de dos a tres ocasiones en la misma sesión durante algunos segundos logrando su destrucción. Cuando aparecen en cara son planas casi del color de la piel, por eso más difícil de identificar y es frecuente que los transmitan por medio del maquillaje. Su tratamiento es tardado en ocasiones hasta de años, por ello, nuestro consejo es que no compartas tus accesorios de maquillaje.l

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a inmadurez es un retraso del desarrollo con respecto a la edad cronológica. Está conformada por tres clases:

Inmadurez neurológica: se detecta a través de un electroencefalograma e indica que el niño se encuentra en un estado todavía inestable o retrasado con respecto a sus pares. Se detecta en niños muy pequeños o con severos trastornos de conductas sin lesión cerebral orgánica. Este retardo se atribuye a una alteración del proceso de maduración acompañado de irritabilidad, pero sin influir en la inteligencia.

Inmadurez emocional: se trata de una falta de maduración de la inhibición de reacciones emocionales. El niño inmaduro responde a cada situación con valores afectivos propios y constituye una manera de adaptación al medio que, a veces, no responde a los parámetros esperados para su edad.

Inmadurez psicomotora: aparece en el marco del desarrollo psicosocial.

¿A qué nos referimos cuando decimos que un niño está o no está maduro? La mayoría de las destrezas que adquiere un individuo son el resultado de dos procesos básicos: maduración y aprendizaje. No obstante, el aprendizaje de cada persona depende (entre otras cosas) del grado de maduración, es

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decir, de su disposición para aprender. El niño necesita contar con algunas funciones básicas para no fracasar en los aprendizajes de lectoescritura y cálculo o para no arrastrar el problema hacia otro año escolar como suele pasar en las escuelas. El cuadro diagnóstico referencial de cada alumno responde a la psicobiologia infantil, detallando las aptitudes y niveles de cada alumno. Este trabajo preventivo puede ser hecho por un Equipo Multidisciplinario, entre 30 y 15 días antes del ingreso a primer grado de educación básica. En caso de detectar alguna alteración madurativa se deberá realizar un psicodiagnóstico completo para comenzar el seguimiento individualizado del niño y posteriormente el tratamiento. La inmadurez se clasifica en tres tipos: Inmadurez leve: provoca trastornos ligeros en el aprendizaje. En ocasiones solo afecta un área pedagógica pero reacciona favorablemente al tratamiento médico y psicopedagógico.

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inmadurez escolar proceso de lectoescritura, el cual no permite llegar a la promoción de grado. El tratamiento médico y psicopedagógico es extenso, y por lo general, acompaña todo el proceso escolar.

Por otro lado, presentan una gama de desequilibrios afectivos que van desde el aislamiento hasta la desarticulación de la clase y la agresividad u hostigamiento hacia sus pares.

En estos niños se detecta un desequilibrio interior que reduce el nivel de motivación. En este sentido, el maestro debe buscar estrategias que estimulen la iniciativa ya que las producciones escritas, por lo general, no llegan a su culminación y la tarea queda incompleta y desordenada.

El tratamiento para respaldar a los niños que presentan alteraciones madurativas se realiza en las siguientes áreas del desarrollo: Coordinación visomotora. Memoria inmediata. Memoria motora. Memoria auditiva. Memoria lógica. Pronunciación. Coordinación motora. Atención. Fatigabilidad.

Inmadurez severa: es un índice de inmadurez que supera los parámetros establecidos. Se nota una acumulación de desórdenes intelecto-madurativos y escolares. En este nivel los niños presentan dificultades en lectoescritura y razonamientos matemáticos, no pudiendo llegar a alcanzar los contenidos para su nivel.

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CUANDO UN NIÑO SE ENCUENTRA CERCA DE LOS TRES AÑOS DE EDAD SIGNIFICA QUE ESTÁ EN EL MOMENTO DE MÁXIMO DESARROLLO DEL LENGUAJE Y COMIENZA A UTILIZAR PROPOSICIONES Y GENERALMENTE TIENE UN LENGUAJE COMPRENSIBLE. LOS ESPECIALISTAS SUELEN DENOMINAR ESTE PERÍODO COMO “COMPETENCIA SINTÁCTICA”.

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Frecuentemente en el caso de los niños que están escolarizados, si hacen algo bien dicen: “muy bien”, como lo hacen sus maestras. Lo mismo sucede con el lenguaje empleado en el hogar, si en casa los padres utilizan una frase con frecuencia, para indicar alguna molestia o dolor, el niño también la repetirá. Es por ello que debemos estar muy pendientes de cómo se desarrollan las conversaciones en los ambientes donde viven y conviven nuestros pequeños.

urante esta etapa, al niño le encanta aprender palabras nuevas y llaman Es fundamental que vigilemos nuestra manera mucho su atención aquéllas que de comunicamos. Si decimos palabrotas, el niño expresan enfado o dan énfasis a algo. También que está expuesto a ese ambiente las repetirá. comienzan a parecerles graciosas las palabras Cuando eso sucede, podemos decir con total proque tienen que ver con el descubrimiento de piedad que: “el lenguaje no está cumpliendo k POR FABIOLA ORTEGA su propio cuerpo y sus actividades fisiológicas. una función correcta”. Así que debemos corregir PSICOPEDAGOGA Estos son los términos que, por lo general, inmediatamente. Recuerde que como adultos MENCIÓN RETARDO tienden a usarse en doble sentido y no se dicen somos los principales modelos a seguir.En vista MENTAL con naturalidad, esto se debe a que los adultos de lo expuesto anteriormente, necesitamos estar Y PROBLEMAS EMOCIONALES. muchas veces intentamos suavizarlas. preparados para reaccionar adecuadamente e DIPLOMADA EN instruirlos en el hogar para que logren distinguir NEUROPSICOLOGÍA Todos los seres humanos, de forma innata, lo que es correcto de lo que no lo es. APLICADA. ESPECIALISTA tendemos a imitar a las personas importantes EN PROBLEMAS EN en nuestra vida, es por esto que nuestros niños ¿Cómo debo reaccionar? LA ESCRITURA. procuran repetir el lenguaje de los adultos que La actitud más aconsejable, en casi todos GRAFÓLOGA. | fabiolapsico@gmail.com los casos, es no escandalizarse y mucho los rodean (padres-maestros y otros adultos).

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menos reírse, sino más bien conservar la naturalidad. De esta manera la palabra pasa desapercibida e irá desapareciendo del vocabulario del niño.

NUNCA ignore la palabra de adultos dicha en boca de niños, ya que su uso puede provocar dificultades en las relaciones sociales, entre otras cosas, ya que será mucho más frecuente que imite palabrotas fuera de casa que en casa.

Ofrézcale palabras alternativas y enséñele que existen otras maneras de decir las cosas. Por ejemplo: si dice una frase corta usando palabrotas expresando cansancio, presión o dolor; podemos decirle: “sé que sientes _______, pero en vez de decir eso que dijiste, se te escucha mejor cuando dices _______”

Cuando el niño expresa su enfado o su malhumor a través de alguna palabrota, enséñele a expresar sus sentimientos a través de otras vías. Por ejemplo: con la misma carga emocional, puede utilizar marcadores del tipo: “oye”, “mira”, “ay”, “déjame”, “vaya”, “respeta”, etc. No permita que el uso de palabrotas se convierta en un mal hábito en su hijo. Corregirlo a tiempo es una conducta inteligente. l

¿Por qué mi hijo dice palabrotas si yo no lo hago? Seguramente en alguno de los ambientes donde se desarrolla el niño se está escuchando este tipo de vocabulario, es posible que el niño utilice estos términos para:

Si el niño utiliza una palabrota para insultar a alguien, debe explicarle que hay otras maneras de referirse a las personas. Ofrézcale alternativas relacionadas con la situación que ha provocado el uso de un insulto.

Imitar a los adultos y demostrar que ya es mayor. Manifestar su enfado. Llamar la atención. Divertirse o por simple curiosidad.

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na madre reciente enfrenta un bombardeo de información de crianza positiva, apego, lactancia de libre demanda y otras tantas tendencias que terminan mareándola para terminar durmiendo con su bebé, dispuesta a sacar el pecho 24/7. De hecho, ni al baño va sola.

pijama de polar y calcetines, con un bebé bajo el brazo y el hombre sin ninguna posibilidad de recuperar su lugar en la cama.

Hace poco me enteré que casi todas las parejas enfrentan esta situación. Todo comienza con el cansancio de la mujer y el hombre se queda solo. Después pasan a la etapa “es que él no me ayuda” y “ella no ve nada de lo que hago”. Ella duerme con

Por otro lado, busquen las oportunidades de escaparse de la casa. Vivan pequeñas aventuras y vuelvan a encender el fuego de ser novios por unas horas. Al fin y al cabo, no hay nada mejor para un hijo que sus padres estén felices y unidos. . l

¿Cómo recuperar la complicidad y la atracción?

Primero (aunque es lo más difícil) es tratar de escuchar y entender las necesidades de la mujer que, dicho sea de paso, son bastante simples: Y todo bien. Ella se siente una mamá perfecta y “Yo rogaba bañarme con la puerta cerrada. dedicada, al igual que todas estas supermadres Quería desconectarme por unos minutos, que aparecen en Instagram. Pasan los Todo poder depilarme y tener privacidad. meses y la conexión con su hijo comienza Soñaba con tomar una taza de café crece. Pero también aumenta la con el cansancio caliente. Almorzar tranquila, sin que desconexión con su marido y con de la mujer y el hombre unas pequeñas manitos se metan a ella misma. Y de repente... ¿Qué se queda solo. mi plato. Me sentía sola y frustrada pasó aquí? ¿Dónde está la relación Después pasan porque mi pareja pensaba que yo de pareja? ¿Dónde está el espacio a la etapa quería algo tan lejano e inalcanzable para la intimidad? “es que él no me ayuda” que él no podía hacerme feliz ni con y “ella no ve nada de lo que hago”. chocolates, ni con flores”. Las páginas de maternidad cuentan muchas experiencias, pero no hablan sobre lo que pasa con la vida sexual Querido macho alfa, si quieres reconquisdespués de haber tenido a un bebé. Resulta tar a tu mujer, que fue madre hace poco tiempo, que la madre se encuentra en un estado de desel camino que pasa por su corazón tiene una estagaste, no deseada y frustrada. Mientras que el pación para lavar los platos sucios y cuidar al pequedre se torna desplazado por paquetes de pañales. ño retoño mientras ella se toma un tiempo para sí.

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ALGUNA VEZ TE HAZ PLANTEADO, ¿QUÉ NOS MUEVE A REALIZAR NUESTRAS ACTIVIDADES? PUES TE DIREMOS, QUE SIN DUDA ALGUNA, ES LA MOTIVACIÓN LO QUE NOS LLEVA A ACTUAR O PROPONERNOS PARA ALCANZAR ALGÚN OBJETIVO. kPOR DULCEQUILIBRIO

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hoy deseamos presentarte lo importante de tener un partner deportivo, aunque no lo creas. Además, de compañía en las rutinas, se convertirá en ese punto de apoyo, para no tirar la toalla ni en esos días que crees no poder más.

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Los grandes deportistas tienden a entrenarse con un partner o un equipo de trabajo. A continuación te dejo 7 beneficios de tener ese partner:

1- Motivación La energía que le ponemos a cada ejercicio será diferente, ya sea que entrenemos en gym o al aire libre, tener a alguien a nuestro lado diciéndonos: “Vamos, tú puedes”. Será una motivación, para dar ese extra.

2- Competitividad Esto es algo que siempre nos permitirá aspirar a ir más lejos y permitirá a ambos progresar en el tiempo.

3- Es más dinámico Atención no confundir lo dinámico con distracción, se debe interactuar entre ambos tener los descansos entre series, pero no es momento para conversar sobre algún problema, hablar de fútbol, de novelas o películas. El hecho de entrenar juntos deben apoyarse a mantener el foco en el ejercicio.

4- Preparación Ayudar al compañero a cada vez mejorar la técnica y siempre estar en constante búsqueda de conceptos nuevos.

5- Nos hace más responsable Nos hace comprometernos, ya que tal vez hay días en que madrugas para salir a correr, pero ves una simple llovizna y desistes, pero cuando sabemos que nuestro compañero estará allí esperándonos con lluvia o sin lluvia, será algo que nos ayudará a mantener el compromiso.

6- Pensarás más en tu dieta Además de tener a alguien con quien compartamos intereses en común, podemos mejorar nuestra alimentación, ya que nos apoyará y ayudará para evitar caer en la tentación tan seguido. Recuerda la idea no es pasar hambre, ni dejar de comer lo que nos gusta, solo es comer buscando un balance.

7 Compartir gastos Si deseas tomar algunos suplementos deportivos para mejorar tu rendimiento, muchas veces una de las limitantes que tenemos, es el precio de los mismos, pero una opción es poder compartir gastos con tu partner. Como cada cuerpo es diferente, te recomiendo visitar a un especialista en nutrición deportiva y así puedan tener seguridad de que el mismo producto funciona para ambos. Haz la prueba de entrenar con un partner, si te resulta positivo genial, si por el contrario prefieres seguir entrenando solo, tampoco está mal. Pero, recuerda lo más importante es mantenernos motivados, ya que, sin duda alguna incrementará el esfuerzo y persistencia para alcanzar nuestras metas y así mejorar nuestro desempeño. l

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¿Cómo aceptar los cambios? Si miramos a nuestro alrededor, nos daremos cuenta que todo en el cosmos funciona con ciclos y procesos de transformaciones. Está en nosotros comprenderlos y aceptarlos

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os cambios son parte de la vida. Nada es estático. Todo lo que respira permanece en constante desarrollo y evolución. Y aunque parece tan simple de explicar, es un asunto complejo para muchos.

“Cuando la fruta está madura es cuando el pájaro se la come”. De esa frase entendemos que solo cuando estamos preparados es que podemos asumir los cambios en la vida.

Existir es cambiar y cada uno de nosotros tiene un proceso particular de vida que hay que reconocer, aceptar y asimilar. No todos cambiamos al mismo ritmo. En realidad, el problema no está en los cambios. Está en cómo nos preparamos para asumirlos.

Hay quienes se dejan llevar como agua de río y fluyen perfecto con los cambios. Pero otros no saben cómo actuar y prefieren quedarse en la zona de confort.

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una nueva aventura. Aquellos que no aceptan las transformaciones sienten terror, pánico y estrés. O quizá, desde su propia sabiduría, se mantienen donde están porque su corazón les dice que ese no es el camino. Y esto es parte de la autodefensa de nuestra especie.

La raíz del miedo El problema de asumir los cambios se agrava cuando mezclamos la culpa y los prejuicios de resistirnos a lo novedoso. La raíz de este temor se encuentra en el sistema social y cultural que nos rodea.


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Las filosofías modernas se apegan al triunfo y no al fracaso. Por eso tenemos miedo al rechazo. Y no es justo. Debemos entender que no todos nacimos para conquistar las mismas áreas, ni al mismo ritmo, ni en las mismas circunstancias.

Cuando un hijo se va del nido: tómalo desde un punto de vista positivo. Esta es una ley de vida. Ahora tendrás mayor tiempo libre: realiza actividades que te gusten, planifica un buen viaje.

¡Transfórmate!

Cambio profesional: no te deslumbres por un sueldo más alto o un ascenso. Califica las fortalezas y debilidades de ese nuevo paso. De esta manera te sentirás cómodo y seguro con lo que haces. En principio, un ambiente nuevo es intimidante. Pero debes adaptarte y acoplarte con el resto del grupo.

Los cambios no son obstáculos, son oportunidades para crecer. No son castigos; representan el cierre de un ciclo y el comienzo de otro. Pero vale aclarar que si sentimos negatividad y temor hacia esos cambios, lo mejor es no forzarlos. Solo hay que detectar la resistencia para entender la base del conflicto. Una vez hallada la respuesta, hay que trabajar el problema y abrirnos a nuevas expectativas. Cambio por la pérdida de un ser querido: la muerte no es enemiga de los seres humanos. Es un evento natural, equivalente al nacimiento. Los dos son dolorosos, inevitables y trascendentales. Lo ideal es trabajar la ausencia y el duelo como procesos naturales por los cuales transcurre la recuperación. Cambio hacia otro país: mudarse a otra nación conlleva un choque cultural donde enfrentamos una diferente ideología, idioma, clima, ambiente y tradiciones. Es natural sentirnos desajustados. Pero estos procesos enriquecen nuestra vida y nos ayudan a madurar. Cambio de pareja: lo ideal es darnos el tiempo para sobrellevar el dolor. Hay que cerrar ese ciclo. No busques a quien se fue. Encuentra a alguien diferente que te ofrezca otro enfoque de vida. Haz una lista con las características de ese nuevo ser que quieres atraer. Supera tus fallas.

Cambio por quiebre económico: ante una complicación económica lo mejor es hacer un estudio de mercadeo para examinar las causas. Paga las deudas, embargos y otros pasivos para que puedas recuperarte pronto de este proceso. Sé optimista. Sé consiente de tus finanzas y de cómo mantenerlas prósperas. Cambio de hogar: agradece infinitamente esta oportunidad, porque significa nueva visión y las energías estancadas se movilizan.

Cambio de preferencia sexual: Los más difícil es reconocer tu verdadera orientación sexual. Esto no es un castigo, karma o problema psicológico. Un terapeuta puede guiarte hacia lo que sería un proceso de reconocimiento de ti mismo y de tu nueva vida sexual.

Recomendaciones para afrontar el miedo a los cambios: 1. Las dificultades son normales en la vida. 2. Acepta los niveles de riesgo de tus decisiones.

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3. Evalúa con realismo los pros y contras las opciones que se te presentan. 4. Aprecia las diferentes posibilidades en la resolución de un problema. 5. No busques la solución perfecta, sino la que más te haga feliz. 6. Toma ejemplo de errores y aciertos ajenos, eso es una ventaja. 7. Confía en ti mismo, aunque no siempre aciertes. El ensayo y error son parte del aprendizaje.

Afirmación de apertura ante los cambios “Yo (nombre y apellido) me abro a la posibilidad de transformar mi vida. Acepto con amor los desafíos que me presente el camino. Soy capaz de dejar atrás mis ataduras y creencias limitantes. Me abro a lo nuevo con amor”. l

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l 14 de Julio el Cubo de Colsubsidio, ubicado en la ciudad de BogotáColombia, se vistió de gala para recibir a diseñadores de diferentes países latinoamericanos, y dar un espectáculo de moda lleno de talento, glamour y buen gusto, junto a modelos invitados de 4 países como Alemania, Rusia, Brasil y Venezuela , además de los que participaron por el país anfitrión. Por más de una hora el público asistente quedó maravillado con lo que cada diseñador puso en escena, demostrando cada vez más la moda latinoamericana está ganando el respeto del mundo. Las representaciones que cautivaron a la audiencia asistente fueron: Venezuela Nidal Nouaihed y Carlos Benguigui Peru‘ Yirko Sivirich Argentina Juan Vitto, Oscar Aguilera y la Cámara Argentina de la Moda (CAM) Ecuador Lía Padilla Colombia Carolina Ronderos, Bissoni & Donna Lace y La Chaqueteria.

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Spanish Nidal Nouaihed Venezuela El arquitecto de la moda venezolana, presentó Voyage, su más reciente colección Otoño/Invierno 2018 . La colección presenta piezas inspiradas en el viaje del Oriente Express, el tren más glamoroso entre occidente y oriente, en donde la elegancia, la sutileza y el brillo se conjugan en las deslumbrantes creaciones. | www.nidaldesigner.com | IG @nidaldesigner | Facebook Nidal Moda | Twitter @nidalmoda

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Spanish Carlos Benguigui Venezuela El destacado diseñador Carlos Benguigui, presentó su colección Primavera/Verano 2019, con la que invitó a la aventura, donde la moda safari fue fiel protagonista, no solo por sus modelos sino también, por los colores utilizados que van a emular la naturaleza pura en su máxima expresión. Las rayas, los cuellos Mao y detalles singulares como doble cuello y doble puño cambiando la dirección de las rayas, agregan otra dimensión a las piezas. También los cuadros clásicos omnipresentes se aferran a la masculinidad clásica innegable, en piezas como los trajes y chaquetas de combinación, en esta oportunidad invitando a los caballeros a experimentar con cuadros más pequeños en las camisas donde el cuello y el puño son unicolores y solo la corbata tiene un toque de textura muy sutil. | www.carlosbenguigui.com | IG @carlosbenguigui | Facebook Carlos Benguigui | Twitter @carlosbenguigui

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Yirko Sivirich PERÚ El reconocido diseñador peruano, siempre cautiva a todos en sus pasarelas y esta vez no fue la excepción. Presentando su colección Verano 2019, con mucho estilo, que dejó a muchos, con ganas de lucir sus piezas. | www.yirkosivirich.com | IG @yirkosivirich | Facebook Yirko Sivirich | Twitter @yirkosivirich

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Cámara Argentina de la Moda La delegación argentina, estuvo acompañada de la Cámara Argentina de la Moda (CAM), quién de la mano del productor de moda Mathias Sambrizzi, fueron un importante soporte para la realización del evento. Mathias fue quién cerró el evento con la puesta en escena de un vestido, desfilado por la hermosa modelo Agus, que representaba la bandera de Argentina. Definitivamente una forma impactante de lucir el estandarte nacional. | IG @camaraargentinadelamoda | IG @mathiassambrizzi | IG @agustinaaebersold1

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Juan Vitto ARGENTINA El diseñador, columnista y comentarista de moda argentino, presentó una colección llamada AVE, inspirada en el libro de Pablo Neruda, “Arte de Pájaros”, la que ganó el premio a la Mejor Colección de Moda Vanguardista, otorgado por los organizadores del evento. Sus diseños, impresionaron a los asistentes, porque mostraron un toque de elegancia, esa que cualquier mujer quiere proyectar a la hora de usar un vestido de alta costura. | www.juanvitto.com | IG @juan_vitto | Facebook Juan Vitto Couture | Twitter @juan_vitto


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Oscar Aguilera ARGENTINA Presentando su colección Amazonas, con la que puso en la pasarela creaciones con formas y colores fascinantes, donde se evidenció la utilización de materiales de primera calidad, para ser utilizados únicamente, en mujeres con mucho estilo. | www.oscaraguileraaltacostura.com | IG @oscaraguileraaltacostura | Facebook Oscar Aguilera | Twitter @oscaraltamoda2

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Lía Padilla ECUADOR Una absoluta revelación, fueron las piezas presentadas por esta joven diseñadora, quien presentó su colección Sangre, en donde el color rojo fue el protagonista. Con diseños absolutamente artísticos, esta joven diseñadora demostró estar a la altura de este prestigioso evento. | www.liapadilla.art | IG @liapadilla.art | Facebook Lía Padilla

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Carolina RonderoS COLOMBIA Carolina Ronderos se caracteriza por ser una marca que produce ropa de lujo en parte hecha a mano por artesanos y tribus indígenas del país.

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Spanish Bissoni & Donna Lace COLOMBIA La marca de calzado Bissoni & Donna Lace mostró un estilo Neoclásico en sus piezas. | www.bissoni.co | IG @bissonidonna

La Chaqueteria La Chaquetería nos deleitó con dos colecciones, siendo uno de los grandes auspiciadores de este evento. | www.lachaqueteria.com | IG @lachaqueteria | Facebook La Chaqueteria | Twitter @lachaqueteria

Ahora solo nos queda estar atentos a la próxima edición de este glamoroso evento, que ya sabemos se realizará en Argentina.l

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Spanish LA CRUZ INCA, TAMBIÉN CONOCIDA COMO CHAKANA, ES EL SÍMBOLO MÁS IMPORTANTE DE LA CULTURA INCA. REPRESENTA EL ÁRBOL DE LA VIDA, PERO CONOZCÁMOSLA POR PARTES. DEL CENTRO DE LA CHAKANA HACIA ARRIBA SE RINDE TRIBUTO AL DIOS WYRACOCHA; EL CENTRO ES EL MUNDO DONDE VIVIMOS Y DEL CENTRO HACIA

Chakana ABAJO SE ALZA LA PACHAMAMA. EL SIGNIFICADO DE ESTE ICONO NOS INDICA A MANTENER NUESTRAS RAÍCES, SIEMPRE SER NOSOTROS MISMOS Y MIRAR HACIA ADELANTE. CON EL PROPÓSITO DE DISEÑAR PIEZAS INSPIRADAS EN LA CULTURA PERUANA, JOYAS ECOLÓGICAS MEZCLADAS CON TOQUES MODERNOS LA AFAMADA DISEÑADORA DE JOYAS EVELYN BROOKSLANZA LA COLECCIÓN LA CHAKANA. HECHAS A MANO, CORTADAS DELICADAMENTE Y SIMETRICAMENTE COLOCADAS DONDE LA PLATA Y ORO DE 14KT SON PROTAGONISTAS EN CADA PIEZA kEVELYN BROOKS DISEÑADORA DE JOYAS | www.ebrooksdesigns.com | YouTube Evelyn Brooks Designs

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Damas Beach Bunny, bañador coral

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Volcom vestido playero Ligero atuendo propicio para días de sol y playa. $59.50

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Con revestimiento se seca rápidamente y su entresuela amortiguadora reduce la fatiga del pie. $60.00

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Speedo Colorblock

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Gafas Ray-Ban

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Panama Jack, Visera deportiva

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El traje de los arqueólogos ingleses del siglo XIX inspira esta aventurera colección. Los tonos ocres, beige, marrón tierra y naranja quemado se unen con el imprescindible azul marino. El estilo británico también se refleja en la utilización del cuadro Harris en forros y en prendas claves como la chaqueta Harrington o la gabardina. Como ya nos tienen acostumbrados, la casa Carolina Herrera destaca por la riqueza de los materiales y el énfasis en la calidad de los tejidos e hilaturas. El volumen de las prendas es confortable y aporta una silueta más fluida, bajo el refinamiento de la maison. Iconos como el Touky siguen presentes, pero interpretados de nuevas formas. l | www.carolinaherrera.com kMATERIAL SUMINISTRADO POR TITINA PENZINI | IG @titinapenzini


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MUJER PRECAVIDA VALE POR DOS, EN LOS TIEMPOS QUE VIVIMOS ESTAR PREPARADAS PARA SOLVENTAR CUALQUIER INCONVENIENTE QUE PUEDA SURGIR DE IMPREVISTO, ES INDISPENSABLE CONTAR CON ELEMENTOS QUE PERMITAN SOLVENTAR CIERTAS EMERGENCIAS ESTÉTICAS, POR ELLO OFRECEMOS LOS ARTÍCULOS BÁSICOS QUE SERIAN NECESARIOS PARA UNA DAMA EN SU BOLSA DE DIARIO Los productos mencionados a continuación son referenciales, cada persona esta en la potestad de seleccionar la marca que se adapte a sus interés

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1) BB cream Nos protege del sol, tiene color y aparte nos hidrata la piel, para aquellos días en el que el tiempo es oro es una muy buena opción. 2) Corrector para manchas y ojeras

Lo más recomendable es seleccionar el #2, ya que se requiere el mismo tono de nuestra piel, el otro debe ser con subtono naranja para neutralizar los tonos oscuros de manchas y ojeras.

3) Polvo compacto Preferiblemente que dicho estuche contenga un espejo más una brocha de cerdas naturales, este accesorio nos permite eliminar zonas de brillo indeseados en la piel. 4) Bronzer Aplicado correctamente podemos lograr brillo natural y hacer que se vea radiante y saludable nuestra tez. 5) Máscara de pestañas Aplicado para oscurecer, espesar, definir y darle cuerpo a las pestañas. 6) Labial Le otorga volumen y color a nuestros labios. 7) Lápiz de cejas Apto para aquellos días donde no hay mucho tiempo para hacerse algo producido, sólo rellenar el borde inferior de las cejas y cepillarlas con el pincel espiral, esto sólo aplica en caso de tener cejas pobladas. 8) Antibacterial No tiene que ver con maquillaje pero es necesario, ya que permitirá asear nuestras manos cuando no poseamos un lavado cercano.

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EL VESTIDO CEÑIDO, LOS TACONES IDEALES, LA DECORACIÓN DE ENSUEÑO, EL REPERTORIO INOLVIDABLE, LA LISTA DE INVITADOS PRECISA, LOS ANILLOS PERFECTOS… SON INNUMERABLES LOS DETALLES A TOMAR EN CUENTA EN UN MATRIMONIO, Y EL MAQUILLAJE DE LA NOVIA TIENE QUE IR A LA PAR DE LAS ILUSIONES DEL ENLACE. TE MOSTRAMOS LAS TENDENCIAS DE MAQUILLAJE PARA NOVIAS DURANTE ESTA TEMPORADA

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Strobing

Base para el maquillaje

Es una técnica donde se utiliza un iluminador perlado en diferentes partes del rostro. El propósito es iluminar la piel y resaltar las facciones creando diversos puntos de luz.

Aplica una base líquida con aerógrafo para lucir una piel fresca y lozana.

Pestañas extra-largas

Hora del matrimonio define el estilo de maquillaje. Los mejores looks para el día son:

Una alternativa para una mirada espectacular. Las pestañas XL son imperdibles. En el caso de contar con unas pestañas naturalmente largas y abundantes solo debes aplicar un poco de máscara para potenciar la mirada.

Cejas naturales Consiste en llevar las cejas con poco maquillaje. Esto da un estilo natural y romántico.

Labios de fantasía Los tonos ideales son los rosados como el rosa suave o el coral. También valen los labiales mate como el rojo, el borgoña y el burdeos. Para las novias más tradicionales existen los brillos labiales.

Mirada insuperable Las sombras de ojos en tendencia son las siguientes: Tonos tierra: los marrones mate serán ideales para aquellas que buscan un acabado natural y los tonos rosas.

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Dorado y bronce: una gran opción para las novias que quieren un estilo glamuroso y femenino. Ojos ahumados: ideales para agudizar la mirada y sacarle el mayor provecho a la forma de los ojos. Nota: para un maquillaje más moderno pero clásico mezcla las texturas de las sombras mates con brillantes.

Maquillaje para boda diurna

Maquillaje rosado: el estilo más clásico y dueño de esta temporada. Se permiten diferentes tonos rosas para los labios, párpados y pómulos. Es una opción tradicional pero a su vez romántica y femenina.

Maquillaje afrancesado: es una tendencia moderna pero muy chic al estilo francés retro. Se aplican tonos naranjas como un colorete melocotón y un gloss beige para un estilo elegante y delicado.

Maquillaje nude o piel: otra tendencia estrella. Es un maquillaje que consiste en simular que la novia no lleva maquillaje. El efecto es correctivo, fresco y muy natural.

Maquillaje para boda nocturna Los mejores looks son: Maquillaje en tonos plateados: es quizá la opción más acertada para una boda de noche. Diferentes tonos plateados en los ojos para aportar un toque de glamour. De esta forma, se consigue una mirada seductora y luminosa.

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Maquillaje al estilo vintage: un estilo muy retro, pero será muy popular entre las novias a mitad de 2018. Consiste en llevar los ojos rasgados con delineador de ojos y una sombra de ojos en tonos tierras combinado con unos labios rojos llamativos. l

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12 colores neutros, desde el rosa pálido brillante hasta el mate negro intenso con micro-purpurina. Cada pantalla tiene tecnología pigment infusion system, una la combinación patentada de ingredientes que ofrece una textura aterciopelada.

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Labial vice

Paleta neutra de tonos ámbar

$18 Delineador

Esta pluma súper suave y de flujo libre establece líneas intensamente negras con absoluta precisión.

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Blush

La textura es muy suave, se funde fácilmente y dura ocho horas. En la zona superior están los tonos para ruborizar y en la fila inferior destacan las sombras para resaltar.

$39

Polvo iluminador para rostro y cuerpo

Polvo liviano y sedoso para cara y cuerpo. contiene microfinos reflejos naked. Las partículas que reflejan la luz ofrecen a la piel un aspecto luminoso y radiante. Incluye un espejo generoso y un cepillo ubicado en un compartimiento separado debajo del polvo.

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Base líquida

Es la base definitiva para una tez impecable y reluciente. Esta gama es completamente mate, pero nunca plana (no contiene aceite).

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Troublemaker mascara

Brinda 13.7 veces más volumen de pestañas e intensamente negras. Su fórmula se alarga a medida que se separa, mientras que el pincel se adhiere a las pestañas curvándose y recubriendo a su paso.

$24

Velvetizer (polvo suelto)

Ideal para obtener una textura extra aterciopelada, un bello acabado mate y una cobertura adicional. Logrando una piel sedosa con aspecto de aerógrafo.

$34

Labiales nocturnal

La colección nocturnal hidrata los labios para dejarlos suaves y nunca secos. Contiene aceite de aloe vera, jojoba, aguacate y babasú. De igual forma, incluye mantequilla illipe (derivada de árboles illipe de Malasia) para proporcionar una humedad duradera. Por otro lado, la vitamina C y e brindan un efecto antioxidante.

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o, re mi, fa so, la, si, do, son notas musicales que cualquiera de nosotros podría pronunciar, escucharlas en la voz de Juan Ricondo cambia la perspectiva de dichas sílabas. Su estampa, voz y puesta en escena muestran la evolución de este artista cuya propuesta actual podría llevarle en una cápsula del tiempo para remontar en décadas pasadas y vivir una experiencia sensorial y visual al mejor estilo de Broadway.

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Como el silencio que existe entre las notas. Eso es música para mi, es donde reside la emoción y lo que me describe

Una de las características de Ricondo es la sencillez, pese a que en el escenario su estilo y actitud son avasallantes, la manera como se expresa ante cada interrogante denota, la serenidad, humildad, aplomo y respeto que posee por su carrera, público y en especial por aquellos que lo han acompañado en este maravilloso proyecto llamado The J.R Show, así que suba el telón y disfrute de este ameno espectáculo. ¿Cómo fusionar una producción musical inspirada en los años 50 y 60 con los tiempos actuales y como influye el uso de la tecnología que despliegas en el escenario? “Siempre me han fascinado los programas de televisión de los 50´y 60´ y quería recrearlo en un espectáculo que pudiera ser también un tour con mis propias canciones, no solo clásicos. El patrón de estos programas de televisión no ha cambiado mucho y gracias a la tecnología que usamos podemos incluir al público en el show, de tal manera que forman parte de él. Es puro entretenimiento desde el primer minuto y creerme no cambiarás de canal!”. Eres baladista por excelencia, sin embargo consideras que los artistas actuales deben sucumbir ante el género urbano para mantener vigencia. ¿Será que cantarle al amor, paso de moda? “En absoluto! Precisamente ahora que hay tanto ruido, una balada es lo que hace que te sientes y escuches. Hay muchas formas de cantarle al amor, personalmente huyo de las formas más simples o “cheesy”. Si es amor, es de verdad, duele. Por eso hay que cantar desde dentro y hacer la historia personal“. “No estoy en contra del género urbano simplemente creo que ha copado el mercado de tal forma que lo ha JULIO / AGOSTO 2018 SPANISH

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“Aunque nunca me desconecto completamente. Ser artista no es una profesión, es una forma de vida. Siempre encuentro algo que me inspira para una canción o para un nuevo video. Hay veces que estar en la playa me pone nervioso. Siento que estoy perdiendo el tiempo“.

Realizar este trabajo genera gran desgaste físico y mental. ¿Cómo hace Juan Ricondo para recuperar fuerza y encarar un nuevo show? “Soy un trabajador compulsivo cuando se trata de mi profesión. Me considero un privilegiado por poder hacer lo que me gusta por eso no siempre sé medir cuando estoy cansado, siempre quiero darle una vuelta más a lo que estoy trabajando“.

El espectáculo dura 45 minutos donde los asistentes son cautivados por su voz, ¿pero el publico también lo ha cautivado a usted? “Como nunca antes!. Llevo trabajando en el J.R cerca de tres años y cuando lo estrenamos fue algo increíble para mí. Ver en acción el trabajo que antes estaba solo en tu cabeza, gratifica inmensamenter“.

“Pero si es cierto que conviene parar y volver al proyecto con la cabeza reposada y nuevas energías. Esto repercute positivamente en el producto final. Suelo viajar, pasar tiempo con mi familia y amigos, leer, entrenar, ver buen cine…“

“No sabía si al público le iba ha gustar y el estreno fue en Madrid y en el Teatro Calderón, un lugar en donde no quieres que las cosas salgan mal. Vinieron cerca de mil personas entre prensa, críticos, amigos y compañeros de profesión. Y cuando acabamos y se

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pusieron todos en pié, me puse a llorar en el escenario. Ver ese teatro lleno y al público en pie aplaudiendo es una sensación increíble. Madrid ha sido un muy buen comienzo y el público inmejorabler“.

“Personalmente me siento agradecido y el haber tenido la oportunidad de conocer y trabajar con tantos y tan buenos compañeros de profesión me ha hecho ser más humilde y entender que aun me queda mucho por aprender“.

Se dice que la música alimenta el espíritu y suele ser el reflejo de nuestra personalidad, ¿entonces como Juan se describe así mismo por medio de la música? “Como el silencio que existe entre las notas. Eso es música para mi, es donde reside la emoción y lo que me describe“.

“Háblame” una hermosa balada donde Juan Ricondo logro expresar… “Expresar y entender lo que me había sucedido en una relación muy dolorosa“.

Si hacemos retrospectiva de tus inicios, ¿dónde percibes el mayor crecimiento de ti mismo tanto a nivel personal como profesional? “Mi periodo alemán ha sido sin duda decisivo en mi carrera. Me ha dado la experiencia que necesitaba. En siete años he realizado cerca de 8mil espectáculos. Profesionalmente estoy más alerta y maduro y he podido desarrollar una parte creativa que no había usado mucho, la de director“.

Todos y cada uno de ellos han puesto su pasión y dedicación en este proyecto y han conseguido ser más J.R que el propio J.R. El equipo siempre primero

¿Lograr el espectáculo que posees requiere del respaldo de un equipo, que puedes decirnos acerca de aquellos que te acompañan en esta aventura llamada The JR Show?. “No hubiera sido posible sin ellos. Una cosa es tener una idea y otra llevarla acabo. Este proyecto me ha enseñado a trabajar en equipo más que nunca. Y a pesar de estar basado en mí y en mis canciones he conseguido “matar a mi ego” y verlo desde un punto de vista objetivo y global“. “Cuando compartí mi idea con mi amigo y artista Israel Muñoz, enseguida quiso formar parte y consiguió armar el equipo de producción. Luego se sumaron los hermanos Bogdan y Christian Toma, directores, editores y realizadores de todo el contenido visual. Increíbles trabajadores y creativos que han trabajado para Sony o Pablo Alborán entre otros“. “Yo ya conocía a Nathan Clarke y cuando le pregunté si quería formar parte y dijo que sí, no me lo podía creer, después de haber trabajado con Take That, The Voice U.K o las Olimpiadas de Londres´12, tenerlo en este proyecto fue crucial. Y no solo realizó las coreografías sino también el estilismo y la dirección creativa conmigo“. “Y por último pero no menos importante Veronika Stryhunova, mi mano derecha. Asistente de coreografía, estilista, artista y bailarina. Cada nueva idea que surgía en el proceso creativo o a la hora de planificar y organizar, siempre lo consultaba con ella y llegábamos a una solución“. “Todos y cada uno de ellos han puesto su pasión y dedicación en este proyecto y han conseguido ser más J.R que el propio J.R. El equipo siempre primero“. l JULIO / AGOSTO 2018 SPANISH

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Gio Moros NO SABEMOS SI SU VERDADERA PROFESIÓN ES RECREAR CON LA MAGIA O SI LAS BROCHAS Y PINCELES QUE USA SON VARITAS MÁGICAS, LO CIERTO ES QUE ESTE HOMBRE TIENE LA CAPACIDAD DE TRANSFORMAR LA IMAGEN DE UNA PERSONA SIN QUE PIERDA SU ESENCIA O IDENTIDAD

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ivir de la apariencia no es un trabajo fácil y más cuando no trata de sí mismo. Moros es uno de los personajes del make up con mayor influencia en Miami, su mística, profesionalismo y resultados así lo demuestran. Con una amplia trayectoria profesional en el arte del maquillaje este caballero tuvo sus inicios con la prestigios marca francesa Kerastase en L’Oréal Venezuela, donde desempeño el cargo de Gerente Comercial de la marca y poco a poco fue buscando lo que más le apasionaba con el fin de convertirse en un artista del maquillaje donde el color, las texturas y el fashion fuesen sus cómplices en su desempeño laboral.

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En el 2014, llega a la ciudad de Miami y valida sus estudios de estilismo en la escuela de Yatzil posteriormente viaja a New York para cursar un programa de maquillaje profesional en L’Oréal USA, de allí en adelante ha logrado abrirse paso con su talento logrando trabajar con las grandes cadenas hispanas de Tv en EE.UU (Telemundo y Univisión) y por supuestos con distintas personalidades del mundo del espectáculo y reinas de belleza. Así que no esperemos más y vamos a ponernos en las manos de este experto de la imagen. Cuando un cliente te brinda la oportunidad para cambiar su imagen, ¿cuáles son los aspectos que debes evaluar como especialista y asesor? “Lo primero que hago es tomarme el tiempo para conversar con la persona y “conocerla” indagar un poco sobre sus gustos, hábitos y personalidad porque estoy 100% convencido que si la persona no se siente a gusto con lo que lleva así sea la ultima tendencia no lucirá bien, en base a esto de todas las tendencias o moda del momento sugiero la que desde mi punto de vista se adapte mejor a esta persona”. ¿Cómo concientizar a las personas que verse bien al ojo de otros no es una cuestión de vanidad, también es una muestra de autoestima y estilo propio? “Creo que la belleza “empodera” y de aquí parte mi filosofía que tu imagen o la sensación de seguridad que te da tener la sensibilidad para arreglarte y lucir bien, regularmente te abre muchas puertas o es mas fácil en muchas ocasiones JULIO / AGOSTO 2018 SPANISH

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desarrollar cualquiera que sea tu campo de trabajo o causar buena impresión social, por ello creo que mas allá de ver esto como una vanidad debemos verlo como algo que desde cualquier punto de vista nos favorece y nos hará sentir bien”. ¿Cuál es la clave para tener un cabello sano? “Una buena sociedad entre el estilista y la cliente, donde cada parte asuma el compromiso necesario, porque obviamente el trabajo del estilista es clave, me refiero al uso de buenas técnicas y buenos productos pero el cuidado en casa por parte del cliente es vital para lograr resultados óptimos y que el cabello siempre luzca sano y resplandeciente”. ¿Cuándo una dama llega con una idea clara de lo que desea, pero logras visualizar que ese estilo no le favorece, como persuades al cliente? “Suelo ser muy honesto pero sin duda debes ser lo mas sutil posible para no herir susceptibilidades, esta es una situación frecuente y lo primero que hago es hablar de la teoría del visagismo la cual explica claramente cuales son los colores de cabello que te favorecen según tu tono de piel y así mismo los cortes según tu tipo de rostro, de esta forma por medio de fotos previas hago comparaciones y junto a la cliente escojo una nueva opción que la haya lucir bella y renovada”. “La teoría de visagismo según tu tono de piel propicia colores de cabello: Pieles blancas: este tono de piel es muy versátil y me atrevería a decir que puede usar cualquier tono de cabello, sin embargo, si el tono de piel es blanca amarillo o rosado podemos determinar si optamos por colores fríos o cálidos. Pieles morenas: Los colores cálidos como dorados y tonos miel son potenciales para este color de piel. Pieles oscuras: Lo más recomendable para las mujeres de piel oscura es mantener su tono natural, así logrará tenerlo sano y verse natural”. El mercado esta saturado de productos para el cabello. ¿Hay opciones naturales que puedas recomendarle a nuestros lectores, cuya aplicación pueda realizarse en el hogar?

“Soy 100% consumidor de productos especializados para el cabello y por ende los recomiendo a mis clientas, sin embargo, de las opciones naturales creo en la eficiencia del poder de nutrición de los aceites, así que el aceite de oliva, aceite de argán y aceite de coco son mis opciones favoritas para hacer tratamientos en casa con productos naturales”. ¿El uso excesivo de tintes e instrumentos de secado o planchado pueden contribuir al maltrato del cabello? “Si, sin duda el uso excesivo o mal uso de elementos mecánicos y productos químicos pueden sensibilizar y dañar el cabello, creo que todo se trata de equilibrio y tomar las mejores opciones, ser consciente que si el tipo de cabello no soporta un proceso químico no debes someterlo a esto, y tomar otra opción, así mismo si eres consumidora frecuente de plancha o secador debes usar un protector térmico de forma tal que disminuyas de manera significativa estos efectos, por otro lado evitar hacerse procedimientos químicos en casa por si misma y cuando te pongas en manos de un experto siempre pregunta que productos o marcas usa de forma tal que estés segura que te aplicaran buenos productos y por ende no correrás el riesgo de dañar el cabello por un color o cualquier otro procedimiento químico”. ¿Cómo experto en belleza que consejo puedes enviar a las adolescentes cuyo apariencia no es el reflejo de su edad? “Lo primero es hacer entender a las adolescentes que deben de vivir y lucir de acuerdo a su edad, no pintar el cabello con colores muy fuertes o radicales que te sumen edad o deterioren tu cabello, si quisieras iniciar en el mundo de la coloración siempre optar por opciones sutiles como por ejemplo las famosas baby highligths que te iluminan en cabello de forma sutil y te aportan una luz que haya lucir distinta, así mismo optar por el cabello liso, ondas naturales, colas de caballo o peinados al descuido que te hagan lucir fresca y natura. Con respecto al maquillaje es ideal el look make up no make up que además de estar súper de moda te dan una apariencia estética y ligera perfecto para las adolescentes, porque apoyó que las niñas de esta edad quieran verse bien y diferente pero el secreto esta en no abusar ni irse a extremos que no te han lucir bien”. l JULIO / AGOSTO 2018 SPANISH

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El cabello midi fue tendencia en el primer semestre del año y se mantiene vigente, compartiendo su lugar destacado con los largos extremos: muy cortos, onda pixie, y muy largos, estilo virgen. El lob, un corte bob a la altura de las clavículas, también continúa como favorito. ¿La novedad? Los flequillos renovarán los cortes. Se verán con formas rectas y tupidas, muy largos (al estilo de los 70) o irregulares y volcados hacia un costado. El recurso para cambios de look drásticos o efímeros: los postizos, que se aplican tanto en el largo, como en flequillos con un acabado nada artificial.

1. PIEL LIGERA Lejos del contouring que tanto se usó en las últimas temporadas , este invierno las pieles con texturas livianas serán protagonistas . ¿El secreto para lograrlas? Una buena hidratación, peelings o exfoliaciones y bases ultraligeras.

COLORES DE TEMPORADA Se verán distintas opciones. Las más destacadas: el blorange (la mezcla del naranja y rubio ceniza), el cobre oxidado – ideal para cabellos rizados o con volumen – y el ya favorito, rubio hielo. Por otro lado, el platinado y los destellos metálicos serán elegidos para suavizar los rasgos e iluminar el rostro, mientras que el cabello con variaciones en tonos pasteles continuará como una opción transgresora. El castaño, en todas sus variantes. Además, las técnicas como el contoutning y el balayage que se mantienen por excelencia, que juegan con luces y sombras, vuelven a entrar en el top de las preferencias.

2. CEJAS GRUESAS Siempre prolijas, se llevarán con formato bien definido y acabado natural. Las claves para lograrlas: un buen perfilado, rellenar los claros y por último, aplicar un gel fijador. 3. PALETAS MONOCROMÁTICAS Los make up looks más trendy llevarán la misma paleta para los ojos, los pómulos y los labios. Los colores que mejor postularán: nude, rosas, naranjas, rojos y bordeaux ¿Otras variantes? Los tonos metalizados, como el dorado, el cobre y el bronce. 4.MÁS BRILLO Las marcas continúan explorando con los productos coloridos de acabado extra brillantes que acompañan el makeup de ojos y bocas. Con esto, el glitter y el gloss tendrán la presencia asegurada.

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POSIBLEMENTE NOS ENCONTRAMOS ANTE UNO DE LOS EXPONENTES DEL REGGAETÓN CUYAS MELODÍAS NO SERÁN SOLO RITMO TAMBIÉN SE LE IMPRIME SENTIMIENTO ÉL ES WILL KANO UNA DE LAS NUEVAS CARAS DEL GÉNERO URBANO EL CUAL DARÁ MUCHO DE QUE HABLAR

su natal Colombia, donde se pasearía por diversos géneros como jazz, blues, funk y samba. Su formación demuestra que no es producto de la improvisación o de los sonidos de moda. El género reggaeton suele ser más rítmico sin embargo Will Kano le imprime sentimiento ¿a dónde apuntas con tu propuesta? “Quiero que la gente pueda dedicar mis canciones, que se sientan identificados con mis letras y que más allá de escuchar puedan sentir lo que yo intento transmitir, ese sentimiento con el que escribo, porque siempre me pongo en diferentes situaciones a la hora de componer, pienso en que alguien puede estar viviendo esa situación y quisiera ayudarlo a encontrar las palabras precisas para expresarse mejor”.

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Algo que ha causado polémica en el género urbano son las letras que denigran a la mujer. ¿Cómo evitar esa etiqueta que parece acoplarse con dicho género musical? “Voy totalmente en contra de ese tipo de letras que denigran a la mujer y la hacen ver como un objeto, en mis letras la mujer es el centro de atención siempre,

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Spanish “Puedo decir sin duda alguna que mi sello serán mis letras románticas, una sonrisa en todo momento y un sonido fresco, esas tres cosas siempre me van a caracterizar”. Todo comienzo es difícil, sin embargo es posible conseguir personas que puedan colaborar en los primeros pasos. ¿Ha tenido usted alguna colaboración de un cantante consagrado en su género? “Uno de mis mejores amigos, siempre ha estado apoyándome y de hecho enseñándome mucho ya que es un gran artista, se llama Nicolás Hernández y es ex participante de la voz kids en Colombia. Tenemos pensado hacer una canción juntos y de hecho estamos trabajando en eso”. Su primer sencillo, “Déjame entrar”, ¿va dedicado para alguien en especial? “No va dedicado a alguien en especial ya que para ser honesto no me ha ido muy bien en los temas del amor, pero también he tenido momentos inolvidables y por eso decidí escribir “Déjame entrar”, porque es exactamente la canción que le dedicaría al amor de mi vida cuando la conozca”. ¿Qué le hizo tomar la decisión para establecer como base la ciudad de Los Angeles? “Porque siempre fue la ciudad de mis sueños, desde pequeño soñaba con vivir en LA y sabía que allí iba a encontrar la manera de luchar por mis sueños, hoy le agradezco a Dios porque todo eso se ha estado haciendo realidad este año”. ¿Un consejo que pueda brindar para los jóvenes que le escuchan? “Quisiera que quien me lee y tal vez piense que hacer realidad los propósitos es algo difícil, sencillamente amen lo que hacen, que más allá del dinero o el éxito, ese amor, la pasión y el respeto que uno le tenga a su profesión es lo que de alguna manera hace que las puertas se abran. El mejor consejo que podría dar es que siempre se tenga en cuenta a Dios en sus proyectos, Él lo guía a uno hacia el éxito”. l

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Sensualidad y elegancia así se define la mujer hispana su inigualable estampa siempre la hace poseedora de las miradas. En ella se fusionan la belleza, el carisma y la picardía aunado a la coquetería un sello infaltable. Desde colores vibrantes hasta pasar por el clásico Black&White presentamos bañadores para nuestra temporada de verano 2018 donde los cuerpo disfrutan del aire libre al ritmo del mar

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a irregularidad de la naturaleza como código de perfección.Piezas únicas elaboradas en piedras semi preciosas y trabajadas en baño de oro y plata. Destacan joyas como amatista, malaquita, jade, cuarzo rutilado, granate, peridot, cornalina, lajas de cuarzo, corales, perlas cayos de perla, madera… La naturaleza nos regala colores y texturas para inspirarnos en cada detalle. De esta manera, se intervienen piezas orgánicas convirtiéndolas en accesorios vanguardistas. Ahora el mercado masculino tiene una nueva opción que ofrece yuntas especiales, dijes y pulseras creadas para el hombre moderno que busca elementos distintos sin perder la elegancia. l

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DESDE EL 1 DE OCTUBRE DE 1971, MAGIC KINGDOM ES EL PARQUE TEMÁTICO MÁS VISITADO DEL MUNDO. POSEE 43 HECTÁREAS, 48 ATRACCIONES Y SIETE ÁREAS TEMÁTICAS CON UN PROMEDIO ANUAL QUE RONDA LOS 20 MILLONES DE VISITANTES ras décadas de hacer soñar al mundo con sus películas de dibujos animados, Walt Disney anheló construir un parque de atracciones basado en sus personajes y quería reproducir una versión de Disneyland pero a una escala superior. La idea era edificar un complejo de parques temáticos y hoteles que llamaría más tarde Walt Disney Word en Lake Buena Vista, Orlando. Su parque principal y la estrella de todo el complejo es Magic Kingdom.

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Al traspasar las puertas de Magic Kingdom mágicamente llegamos a Main Street U.S.A. una zona rodeada de hermosas edificaciones de principios del siglo XX. Su construcción está inspirada en una réplica de edificaciones halladas en la calle principal de Maceline, Missouri, donde

Walt Disney vivió durante su infancia. Para lograr esta representación se utilizaron fotografías con la idea de mostrarle a los visitantes las nostálgicas épocas americanas de los tiempos de sus padres y abuelos. En los parques Disney, en general, suele haber restaurantes y tiendas ambientadas con el tema principal del parque. En el caso de Main Street U.S.A. se brinda al visitante muchos servicios imprescindibles para un confortable recorrido: alquiler de sillas de ruedas, coches de niños, lockers, oficina de objetos perdidos, entre otros. Entre las atracciones de esta área tenemos el hermoso tren a vapor Walt Disney World Railroad que lleva a sus visitantes a recorrer todo el parque. También hay carros antiguos y tranvías halados por caballos y, al final de la calle de Main Street U.S.A., se vislumbra el símbolo del parque y una de las imágenes más visualizadas en fotos y videos: El castillo de Cenicienta y, frente a ella, la estatua de Walt Disney dándole la mano al ratón Mickey. Antes de adentrarnos en este castillo encantador, avanzamos hacia la izquierda hasta llegar a Adventureland. En cuestión de minutos nos sentimos exploradores dentro de selvas tropicales, junglas africanas, la Amazonia suramericana o alguna isla perdida de Oceanía. Hay tiendas y restaurantes de madera ornamentada. En esta zona temática nos encontramos con Swiss Family Treehouse, inspirada en una película Disney, donde se puede recorrer la casa de una familia sueca que naufragó en una isla y construyó su casa en la copa de un árbol con los restos del barco en que viajaban. Pirates of the Caribbean es perfecta para descubrir cómo era la vida de los piratas y su mundo de pillaje y aventuras. Jungle Cruise es un recorrido misterioso a través de un bote por un rio en plena selva. Allí se contemplan rinocerontes, elefantes, monos, serpientes y muchas sorpresas más. Walt Disney Enchanted Tiki Room es un espectáculo de aves exóticas (animatronics) que cantan y narran historias sobre sus vidas en sus ecosistemas reales. A Pirates Adventures – Treasures of the Seven Seas es una atracción para buscar el mapa del tesoro y seguir JULIO / AGOSTO 2018 SPANISH

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Saliendo del mundo del Oeste llegamos a Liberty Square. Está inspirada en la América de la época de la Colonia. Sus hermosos edificios de ladrillos reflejan los edificios de 1776 en Williamsburg, Virginia. En esta área encontrarás las réplicas de la Campana y el árbol de la independencia americana. Entre las atracciones más interesantes están: The Hall of the Presidents donde veremos en un auditorio la presentación con robots animatronics presentando a todos los presidentes americanos desde los comienzos de la fundación del país hasta la actualidad. The Haunted Mansion es para quienes tienen nervios de acero. Se trata de la visita a una vieja mansión embrujada donde recorrerás sus habitaciones tenebrosas rodeadas de curiosos fantasmas. En Liberty Square Riverboat podrás montarte en el hermoso barco a vapor y aspas de madera que solían surcar las aguas del río Mississippi a través de las aguas del lago. Ya saliendo de la Plaza de la Libertad llegamos a Fantasyland cuyas edificaciones son una réplica de la época medieval de Francia y Alemania y cuyo principal monumento es el Castillo de la Bella Durmiente inspirado

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Puedes ver toda la extensión de sus espacios en Astro Orbiter sobre un cohete virtual. Entre sus principales atracciones está: Space Mountain, una montaña rusa ambientada en el espacio sideral. Un espacio más didáctico te espera en Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, donde observarás cómo las innovaciones y tecnologías han cambiado a través de los años nuestra vida en el hogar. Pero en Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin podrás tomar una pistola láser y luchar por liberar al espacio del malvado emperador Zurg. Más adelante puedes ir a Tomorrowland Speedway para atravesar una pista de carreras a bordo de un gokart. De igual forma puedes participar en un divertido show interactivo en Monster, Inc. Laugh Floor. Puedes culminar la experiencia del mañana en Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover, una excursión de 10 minutos por Tomorrowland a bordo de un sistema de transporte masivo del futuro.l

en el castillo alemán de Neuschwanstein en Baviera. Allí encontrarás un hermoso restaurant. En un costado, cerca de la entrada, existe un servicio donde disfrazan y peinan a las niñas al estilo de sus princesas favoritas. It’s a Small World es un agradable paseo escuchando las canciones de 300 muñecos robóticos que representan las tradiciones y culturas de cada país de los cinco continentes. En Under The Sea Journey of The Little Mermaid te sumergirás en los momentos más especiales de la historia de la Sirenita. Pero también puedes volar en un barco mágico y vivir la historia del niño de Nunca Jamás en Peter Pan’s Flight. Tampoco puedes dejar de visitar Enchanted talles with Belle para interactuar con los personajes de La Bella y la Bestia en vivo. Por otro lado, la atracción Prince Charming Regal Carrousel es un clásico para montar un caballo ornamentado en un escenario rotativo. Deslízate en un viejo vagón por minas de piedras preciosas junto a los siete enanitos de Blanca Nieves en Seven Swarfs Mine Train. Si lo tuyo es una imaginación sin frenos debes ir a Mad Tea Party para girar y divertirte dentro de gigantes tazas de té. Un vuelo obligatorio está en Dumbo the flying elephant donde gozarás de primera mano las aventuras de este querido paquidermo. Al salir del mundo de la Fantasía nos adentramos en el mundo del futuro. Nos referimos a Tomorrowland. Esta sección está ambientada en el espacio con naves intergalácticas e invenciones nunca antes vistas.

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Toma un mapa en la entrada de Magic Kingdom para organizar tu visita. Revisa los horarios de los espectáculos y los desfiles de personajes Disney durante el día. Todas las noches hay una función de fuegos artificiales, música y luces que no debes perderte. Con tu ticket de entrada del parque saca rápidamente tu FASTPASS en cada atracción popular o que tenga más tiempo en espera en la cola. Al sacarla podrás disfrutar de la atracción en la hora que te indique el ticket sin necesidad de perder tiempo y poder seguir disfrutando del parque. Todas las áreas temáticas tienen restaurantes para diferentes tipos de presupuesto. Si en tu caso vas muy estrecho de dinero puedes llevar una cava pequeña con comida envasada sobre un carrito que Disney te deja ingresar. Hay zonas en cada área habilitadas para poder sentarte y comer sin problemas. Disney está repleta de sus personajes. En cada rincón aparecen con alguna sorpresa. Puedes adquirir un librito de autógrafos en la entrada o en algunas tiendas para recibir la firma de tus figuras preferidas.

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Lo más importante de esta aventura es comprender que todos tenemos un niño dentro y la magia e ilusión siempre conviven en nosotros. Si visitas Magic Kingdom seguro que te sorprenderá descubrirlo. ¡Ve y vive el encanto Disney!


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llas, sartenes, cuchillos, sal y azúcar entre otros, formaran parte de la vida si decides emprender el camino culinario, es así como esta distinguida dama guatemalteca María José Carpio adoptó la sazón como estilo de vida luego de experimentar distintas etapas a nivel profesional en el área de marketing y creatividad.

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Nuestra chef invitada esta totalmente ligada al Food Stylist es por ello que en sus platillos se puede apreciar el esmero en cuanto a la presentación se refiere y el cuidado de la estética. Ha logrado plasmar en publicaciones editoriales el sabor de su tierra natal, dichos productos han sido galardonado a nivel internacional dando así un reconocimiento al esfuerzo y trabajo. Y por si fuera poco visitar el blog de María José le hará caer en la tentación de pecar con alguna de sus recetas que ella gustosamente comparte con sus lectores. Usted ha dedicado parte de su experiencia profesional al área publicitaria. ¿En que momento sintió la necesidad de iniciar un nuevo ciclo en su vida y como logra entrar la gastronomía en su día a día? “Siempre me gustó comer bien y la presentación de una buena comida, como lo increíble que puede ser

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vajillas y utensilios adecuados al concepto, el juego de colores con contrastes o analogías. La lógica de fotografía debe funcionar con el entorno adecuado para lograr la unidad que es la parte esencial en el diseño visual”. “El uso de diferentes objetos relacionados al contenido del plato es indispensable y necesario, una jugosa y colorida naranja o un suculento pastel de chocolate le hará querer probar ese postre. Texturas y tamaños hacen que esa fotografía destaque y despierte el deseo de un lector o del mismo comensal y por qué no, de un crítico experto que redacte una nota destacando la personalidad del autor. La estilización de cada fotografía se convierte en una obra de arte, en donde cada uno de los elementos en la escena está colocado a propósito para no distraer del tema principal; sin dudar del aporte del diseño gráfico profesional y especializado para lograr la perfección en la estética, siempre conservando la esencia, concepto y naturaleza de la fotografía para mostrar lo más importante: las bondades del plato”.


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una tan sencilla y especial como la de tomate y pan, trayendo al paladar la clásica cocina italiana; o puedes pensar en una seductora Pink Betabel, con ese particular color que despierta el hambre y enamora, hasta una majestuosa y consistente morena de ravioles. Imagina sólo por un momento esas texturas suaves en tu boca, el sabor de la mantequilla o lo fresco del yogur mezclado con la sedosa y dulce calabaza. Estas recetas originales de sopas gourmet cuentan con los nutrientes necesarios para hacer cada una de ellas un plato fuerte para que puedas llevar una vida saludable. También incluye 75 recetas adicionales para toda ocasión, que serán indispensables en tu cocina”. Winner: Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2017 Con 3 nominaciones 1. Best Blogger Book (ganador de esta categoría) 2. Best Self Published Book 3. Best Single Subject Book

Si le tocara describir a Guatemala con sabores. ¿Qué podría ofrecernos? “La gastronomía es parte de una cultura y la nuestra es ancestral para lo cual podemos dividirla en 7 zonas por sabor y sazón: Las Verapaces, Petén, Altiplano, El Centro (la capital), Oriente, Pacífico y El Caribeño (Izabal). Somos un país lleno de sazón, colores únicos y con recetas de origen, así que en Guatemala vas a comer desde una deliciosa entrada, plato fuerte y un suculento postre. Los puedes comer en casa de un amigo, en un restaurante o en algún mercado local, la comida está presente en cada rincón Chapín”. Soupblime y Postres divinos son publicación de su autoría ¿Puede explicarnos en que se basa cada unos de ellos? Soupblime: Sopas saludables, rápidas y creativas 150 recetas propias “Este libro contiene 75 recetas de sopas creativas, saludables, nutritivas y sobre todo rápidas de preparar. Una deliciosa y delicada sopa cae bien en cualquier momento del día. Según tus antojos, puedes preparar

Postres Divinos: Clásicos y Modernos, Pasteles, Galletas, Masas, Petit Fours Más de 140 recetas originales propias “Reciba a sus invitados con una deliciosa colección de postres preparados desde su casa. Comience con una fácil crêpe de dulce de leche o un irresistible creme caramel terso, suave y untuoso que se deshace al instante en el paladar. Y si le gusta lo natural prepare saludables y nutritivas meriendas de fruta o unos pequeños y delicados petit fours. Si su delirio es el chocolate que tal una tarte au chocolat, usted sabrá cual es el postre ideal para ese momento memorable”. Winner: Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2018 Con 3 nominaciones 4.Best Self Published Book (ganador del 3er. lugar de esta categoría) 5.Best Dessert Book (ganador del 2do. lugar de esta categoría) “En total tengo 6 certificados, 3 como chef y 3 como editorial porque yo misma lo publique”. JULIO / AGOSTO 2018 SPANISH

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Cuando se trabaja a nivel editorial y sobre todo en libros de gastronomía la fotografía debe ser protagonista, ya que invita al lector a degustar el platillo. ¿Cómo fue el proceso creativo para lograr dicho producto? “Al principio bocetaba a nivel de bosquejo, pero mi mente se fue acostumbrando a hacerlo virtual (creo que hasta la mente ha evolucionado). Soy de tomar fotos con luz natural y trato de aprovecharla en sus mejores horas, de 7 a 9 am y de 2 a 4 pm dependiendo de la estación. Muchos fotógrafos dicen que con una captura es suficiente, yo pienso lo contrario porque si nos aburre tenemos más, otro ángulo siempre hace bien y nos pueden servir de relleno de material (siempre sucede). A los que hacemos nuestro propios proyectos “visuales” se nos dificulta, porque somos muy exigentes con nosotros mismos, por lo que siempre es aconsejable ponerlo a discusión para una decisión (diseño y redacción) además de la degustación para saber si le gustará a las personas”.

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“En diseño es necesario un buen layout y la unidad, lo más sencillo es la mejor opción. Un libro debe destacar lo más importante: la receta y eso es con una buena fotografía y una explicación sencilla para que la entienda todo mundo. Hacer una muestra impresa antes de reproducirlo es necesario, para revisión tanto de ortografía, tamaños de tipografía, color, etc. El diseñador o creativo gráfico es muy importante para trabajar proyectos como estos”. Muchos chefs suelen reinventar ese plato cuyo olor y sabor los lleva a su niñez o algún momento sublime. ¿Ha actualizado alguna receta de su madre o abuela? “Mi mamá nos hacía muchas recetas, recuerdo lamer la mezcla de pastel de sus paletas miserables, el aroma a mezcla para pastel es especial para mi y cuando preparo mi pastel “Negrito” le agrego chispas de recuerdos. En una de las recetas de sopa implemente mi receta favorita de mi mamá, ella hacía un guiso de verduras con carne molida (una comida sencilla) pero


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preparada tan bien que cuando la como de inmediato me regresa a la infancia”. ¿Cuáles son esas especias que jamás pueden faltar en la despensa de María José? “Hierbas y especias: hierbas en muchas ocasiones son las hojas y especias por lo regular son las semillas, de las raíces o bien de la corteza del árbol. Sal y pimienta: la sal da sabor, ayuda a deshidratar. La pimienta aporta un picor que expone y potencialidad el sabor natural de la materia a cocinar. Jengibre: sabor fuerte, picante sobre todo para platos asiáticos y algunos postres como las famosas galletas de jengibre. Perejil, romero, orégano, tomillo y cilantro: un sabor fuerte, muy aromáticos, especial para dar sabor a caldos, salsas, y vinagretas, pastas. Canela: que sería de los postres como natillas, galletas o coulis, sus dos presentaciones tanto en

” polvo y en raja son sabores muy diferentes, yo en sabor prefiero la de raja. Anís: su sabor es exquisito, una infusión es necesaria para muchas bebidas calientes o espumas en el mundo molecular. Azafrán: oro rojo, es costoso pero vale la pena, da un color y un sabor especial a cada plato, postre y algunas bebidas Ajo: es necesario, delicado en preparación, lo necesitas. Chiles: dulces y picantes. El picante para mi es un sabor extra, este hace una explosión en el paladar que excita las papilas gustativas y potencialidad todos los sabores. Comino: sólo se necesita un poco para aromatizar porque invita a comer, dan ganas de probar la comida. JULIO / AGOSTO 2018 SPANISH

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Pot Pie de Hojaldre, papa y chorizo Sopa Servicio para 4 Ingredientes 800 ml de fondo de pollo 220 ml de crema de leche 4 chorizos 250 g de papa amarilla 1/2 cebolla pequeña 50 g de mantequilla y 50 g de fundida 2 hojas de pasta hojaldre Semillas de chile (opcional) 2 dientes de ajo Sal y pimienta

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Procedimiento • Pela y corta las papas en trozos medianos, ponlas en una cacerola con el fondo de pollo y lleva al fuego hasta que se ablanden. • Corta los chorizos a la mitad y luego en forma sesgada, fríelos en aceite hasta que doren y retira. En ese mismo aceite saltea


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sazón y si es necesario rectifica con más sal o pimienta. Precaliente el horno a 190 ºC, corta la masa 2 o 3 centímetros más grande que la circunferencia del plato donde servirás la sopa. Llena con la sopa, monta la pieza de masa y barniza con la mantequilla derretida, coloca en una bandeja y hornea de 10 a 15 minutos o hasta que la masa se torne dorada y se infle. Sirve de inmediato.

La petite Postres glaseados Rinde 24 unidades Ingredientes Para el bizcocho. Receta de la quesadilla de Zacapa para el glaseado y decoración 250 g de chocolate blanco 3 gotas de colorante rosa el zumo de 1 limón 1/2 cucharadita de vainilla coco deshidratado, frutillas y dulces Procedimiento Para el bizcocho • Siga los mismos pasos para preparar la receta de la quesadilla, si desea cambiar el tipo de bizcocho puede realizar la receta de la magdalena. • Precaliente el horno a 180 ºC. Engrase y enharine una bandeja rectangular para pan y luego coloque una pieza de papel parafinado. Vierta la mezcla del bizcocho y esparza para llenar la bandeja, debe ser de 3 cm de alto para que eleve a 3.5 cm y hornee de 20 a 25 minutos. Retire del horno, deje enfriar en una rejilla y corte en cuadros de 2 x 2 cm. las cebollas cortadas en cubos y el ajo rallado, con la ayuda de un colador saca las papas del caldo y agrega al sofrito de cebolla, cocina por unos 5 minutos para que doren y seguido vierte el caldo, mezcla y cocina por otros 5 minutos. • Deja enfriar, licúa y regresa al fuego. Vierte la crema (siempre temperando para no cortarla) corrobora la

Para el glaseado de chocolate • Lleve a baño de maría el chocolate y vierta el zumo de limón, la vainilla y el colorante rosa, mezcle. Ponga la rejilla para galletas en una charola y coloque los bizcochos, bañe cada uno con el glaseado, deje que seque y decore con el coco, las frutillas y los dulces. JULIO / AGOSTO 2018 SPANISH

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húngara EL VINO TOKAJI ES UN RICO VINO BLANCO Y DULCE, TRADICIONALMENTE CONOCIDO POR SU SABOR FUERTE, PODEROSO Y UNA DULZURA ENCANTADORA n primer lugar, para producir Tokaji se usan oficialmente seis tipos de uvas diferentes: • Furmint. • Hárslevelű. • Moscatel amarillo. • Zéta. • Kövérszőlő • Kabar.

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Furmint para el 60% del área y es la uva más importante en la producción de los vinos de Aszú. Hárslevelű representa más del 30%. Sin embargo, se produce una impresionante gama de diferentes tipos y estilos de vinos en la región que van desde los blancos secos hasta la Eszencia, el vino más dulce del mundo. El área donde se cultiva tradicionalmente el vino Tokaji es una pequeña zona cerca de los Montes Cárpatos. El suelo es de origen volcánico con altas concentraciones de hierro y cal. La ubicación de la región tiene un clima único y muy beneficioso para esta vinicultura en particular, gracias a la protección de las montañas cercanas. Los inviernos son terriblemente fríos y ventosos. La primavera tiende a ser fresca y seca, mientras que el verano es notablemente caluroso. Por lo general, el otoño trae

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lluvia desde el principio, seguido por un verano indio extendido, lo que permite un período de maduración muy largo. Las uvas Furmint comienzan la maduración con pieles gruesas, pero a medida que maduran, las pieles se vuelven más delgadas y transparentes. Esto permite que el sol penetre en la uva y evapore gran parte del líquido en su interior, produciendo una mayor concentración de azúcar. Otros tipos de uvas maduran hasta el punto de estallar, sin embargo, a diferencia de la mayoría de las otras uvas, Furmint produce una segunda piel que lo protege de la podredumbre. Esto, naturalmente, aumenta el efecto de concentración de los azúcares naturales de la uva. Las uvas se dejan en la vid lo suficiente como para desarrollar el moho “noble putrefacción” (Botrytis cinerea). Las uvas se cosechan, a veces hasta diciembre, pero en el caso de Eszencia verdadera, de vez en cuando, en enero.

Sereno, pero diverso El vino Tokaji envejece en bodegas frías y húmedas donde el moho prolifera y se extiende en una manta suave y seca sobre barriles de vino. Algunos viticultores dejan un pequeño espacio en los barriles para que el moho ingrese y consuma lentamente el oxígeno restante, lo que lleva a sabores complejos. Hoy en día, muchos Tokaji tienen una edad de tres a cinco años, pero las mejores variedades pueden resistir fácilmente de 50 a 100 años. De hecho, en el caso de Eszencia puede durar hasta 200 años. No todos los Tokaji son creados de formas iguales. El nombre “Tokaji” simplemente significa “vino de la región de Tokay”. El método en que se cosechan las uvas y el contenido de azúcar determina el tipo de Tokaji que se produce. JULIO / AGOSTO 2018 SPANISH

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gramos de azúcar por litro. Aszú-Eszencia tiene un 7 en la escala de puttonyos.

Szamorodni Tokaji Es polaco por “la forma en que creció”. En lugar de separar el aszú de las otras uvas, todo se cosecha y se arroja a una tina. La dulzura de los vinos variará dependiendo del número de uvas con pudrición noble en las ramas.

Tokaji Aszú Es un dulce vino blanco que también responde al nombre de Tokay. Tradicionalmente, la dulzura de un vino se definía por el número de puttonyos, una palabra húngara para una cesta de 25 kilogramos de uvas aszú cosechadas y añadidas a 135 litros de vino base. Hoy, la dulzura se define menos románticamente como el número de gramos de azúcar por litro, pero aún se expresa en puttonyos. Para tener una idea de la escala, un vino 6-puttonyos debe contener más de 150

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Aszú-Eszencia Las uvas se dejan en la vid lo suficiente como para desarrollar el moho “noble putrefacción” (Botrytis cinerea).

Es el tipo de vino más raro y caro de Tokaji. Eszencia, es el jugo puro que gotea desde las cubas de uvas aszú a medida que se cosechan. Durante siglos se mantuvo la idea de que la Eszencia, increíblemente concentrada, podía curar casi cualquier dolencia, incluso devolver a la gente de entre los muertos. Por esta razón, muchos nobles tenían una botella diluida con brandy; la usaban en el caso de que sintieran que su espíritu se debilitaba. Vale aclarar que el alto contenido de azúcar del jugo dificulta la fermentación, lo que resulta en un porcentaje de alcohol muy bajo, nunca más del 6%. Tradicionalmente se usa para hacer vinos de Aszú. Pero Eszencia también puede fermentarse por separado y luego embotellarse,


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Están hechos de 70% Furmint, 20% Zeta y 10% Harslevelu. Por otro lado, las uvas Aszú (uvas arrugadas afectadas por la podredumbre noble y arrugadas en la vid) se recolectan manualmente, una a una, en el transcurso de varios pasos de viñedo en un total de 5 hods de madera de 55 libras y se vierten en una tina de 136 litros de vino mosto, de acuerdo con el método establecido en el siglo XVII. pero es un proceso que lleva varios años. Las pequeñas cantidades, el largo proceso de fermentación y el increíble sabor explican su alto precio.

Historia que evoluciona Uno de los productores más famosos e importantes de Tokaji se llama Disznoko. Esta empresa se extiende por más de 250 acres en la entrada suroeste de la región de Tokaji. Se cree que Tokaji es la primera región de viñedos en el mundo que adoptó un sistema de clasificación e, increíblemente, toda la propiedad de Disznoko fue clasificada como la primera propiedad de crecimiento en 1.772 en el momento de la clasificación inicial por decreto real. En la actualidad, los viñedos de la finca todavía están clasificados como primer crecimiento.

El vino Tokaji envejece en bodegas frías y húmedas donde el moho prolifera y se extiende en una manta suave y seca sobre barriles de vino.

Después de una maceración de varias horas, se filtra la “masa de Aszú”. El líquido recogido se apila en barriles donde se fermenta lentamente antes de envejecer dos años en barricas de roble. Hace poco probé un vino de esta bodega. Me refiero al puttonyos Aszú 5. Era increíblemente fresco, color dorado, notas cítricas con piña, albaricoque y mermelada. Su estructura es redondeada y cremosa con una acidez fresca y crujiente. Una experiencia sobresaliente y sorprendente. Ahora, amigo lector, sabes algo más sobre vino en todo el mundo. Cuando tengas la oportunidad de visitar Hungría no te olvides de probar el vino Tokaji para que tu estancia sea dulce y agradable. Prosit! l

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Escucha el sonido del mar, lleva en el rumor de sus olas, los secretos de un amante, aquella sirena le dio un beso, y nadando entre sus aguas, le entrego su corazón, ahora sueña cada noche, que navega entre ilusiones, anhelando aquella boca, que de amor sello sus labios. Escucha el sonido del mar, siente en el viento su caricia, entre corales de emociones, lucen acuarios de colores, allí se escucha el canto, de melodías dulces, en románticas sonatas, que van dejando enamorado, aquel corsario de los sueños. Por Colombiana

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La casa Vuitton hizo gala de su prestigio y presentó 56 caballeros donde Virgil Abloh expuso su creatividad, donde lo casual impera sin desplazar a la elegancia… una fusión perfecta para el hombre moderno. La paleta de colores fue desde los neutros hasta llegar a la intensidad, brindado así opciones para cada gusto.

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Hechas a mano en terciopelo de algodón forrado de cuero, con una paleta azul y naranja profunda inspirada en el colorido pájaro Martín Pescador.

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SOMBRERO “FLOPPY” DE ERIC JAVITS Este espectacular sombrero de paja con estética simple pero elegante.

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TRAS BAMBALINAS DE LA

pérdida de peso

erder peso no puede tomarse a la ligera. Muchos no toman en cuenta los efectos nocivos de abusar de las restricciones calóricas, rutinas abusivas de ejercicios y dietas “de moda” que prometen resultados estéticos en un abrir y cerrar de ojos. De hecho, existe un desconocimiento entre la pérdida de masa grasa y masa corporal, lo que genera la idea de que subir de peso es malo y bajar es bueno.

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El problema ¿Qué significa perder peso? ¿Perdiste agua o masa grasa o grasa muscular? La importancia de bajar tallas es conocer beneficios, diferencias y contras. El valor radica en conocer si este cambio es saludable y no altera tu vida produciendo malestares o trastornos musculo-esqueléticos que perjudican a corto plazo.

EN LOS ÚLTIMOS TIEMPOS MANTENER UNA FIGURA ATLÉTICA SE HA CONVERTIDO EN UNA META PARA MUCHAS PERSONAS. ESTA INICIATIVA SE FORTALECE A TRAVÉS DE LAS REDES SOCIALES, LA TELEVISIÓN Y LAS DIVERSAS PLATAFORMAS EN INTERNET. SIN EMBARGO, LA LÍNEA ENTRE LO SALUDABLE Y EL EXCESO ES MUY DELGADA. HAY QUE TENER MUCHO CUIDADO CON LAS NORMAS Y REGÍMENES ALIMENTICIOS QUE ADOPTAMOS.

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¿Qué significa perder peso? ¿Perdiste agua o masa grasa o grasa muscular? La importancia de bajar tallas es conocer beneficios, diferencias y contras. El valor radica en conocer si este cambio es saludable y no altera tu vida produciendo malestares o trastornos musculo-esqueléticos que perjudican a corto plazo.

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Por ejemplo, una gran pérdida de peso puede producirse por medio de una gran evacuación intestinal. Esto radica en un problema serio. Hay personas que están bajo restricciones alimenticias y su escala de evaluación es el peso corporal. Esto puede producir una obsesión por bajar de peso lo más rápido posible. De hecho, algunos pueden pesarse varias veces al día antes y después de ir al baño. De igual forma suelen pesar la comida y cambiar constantemente de dietas. El descontrol suele ser otro de los inconvenientes. Cuando una persona se somete a límites calóricos extremos, cuando pierden peso celebran comiendo más de lo recomendado. Y el efecto rebote es impresionante. Cuando vuelven a subir de peso recaen en restricciones abusivas y horas extras de ejercicios.

La metamorfosis Es importante mencionar que durante los primeros meses los cambios corporales son insignificantes. Por ejemplo, la pérdida de masa grasa no supera el 1,6 o 3% en tres meses. Los cambios en periodos cortos se refieren al agua y los carbohidratos de los músculos. En este sentido, los cambios a corto plazo se localizan en la perdida de agua, glucógeno o residuos alimenticios. Por otro lado, una persona que consume

mucho sodio tiene grandes posibilidades de aumentar de peso por el efecto de retención de líquido. El estrés crónico también tiene el mismo efecto. Cuando se reduce la ingesta de carbohidratos, perdemos peso inmediatamente porque desechamos agua. Este efecto milagroso tiene un punto nocivo: la pérdida es dramática durante la primera semana, pero luego se detiene esta velocidad y las bajas son nulas y producen frustración. Perder peso puede ser una tarea rápida, pero sus impactos pueden tener efectos dañinos. Parte de estos problemas se presentan en la masa corporal, debilidad de ligamentos y tendones. Esto aumenta la posibilidad de lesiones, mayor flujo menstrual en mujeres, descienden los niveles de testosterona en hombres y produce depresión. Es importante conocer qué se pierde cuando se adelgaza. La primera tarea es minimizar la pérdida de masa muscular y controlar la pérdida de grasa. Recuerda alimentarte conforme a tus necesidades y no restringir macronutrientes. Finalmente, toma en cuenta que perder peso se puede transformar en abandonar todo lo que puedes ganar. l

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yoga: PARTE II

SIGUIENDO CON EL TRABAJO DE LA EDICIÓN ANTERIOR, CONTINUAMOS EN EL VIAJE SENSORIAL PARA CONOCER LOS CAMINOS PARA LA EVOLUCIÓN INDIVIDUAL

a conversamos sobre los primeras dos ramas del yoga: yamas y niyamas. Ahora explicamos las siguientes seis rutas y así descubrir los ocho senderos para encontrar sanidad y paz en nuestro ser.

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Tercera rama del yoga Asana

Postura. La gente generalmente asocia al yoga con esta rama, pues es la más conocida, y provee posturas destinadas a mejorar la flexibilidad y el tono muscular. Sin embargo en un nivel más profundo, asana es la expresión plena de la integración de la mente y el cuerpo; un estado en el cual logramos ser conscientes del flujo de energía vital a través de nuestro cuerpo. Realizar las asanas

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de manera consciente es una manera de desarrollar la capacidad de actuar conscientemente en todas las circunstancias de la vida. Las posturas del yoga ofrecen virtudes enormes para el cuerpo y para la mente: ayudan a desarrollar el equilibrio, la flexibilidad y la fuerza; cualidades esenciales para una vida sana y dinámica. Además de los beneficios directos durante la práctica de las asanas, estas producen un efecto positivo que se siente a lo largo del día. La persona que lo practica con regularidad exhibe una mayor elasticidad física y emocional, y en esta justamente radica la diferencia fundamental entre la vitalidad de la juventud y la debilidad de la vejez.


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Cuarta rama del yoga Pranayama

El prana es la fuerza vital, es la energía esencial que transforma la materia inerte en seres biológicos en evolución. Cuando el prana fluye libremente a través del cuerpo/mente, la persona se siente saludable y llena de vida; cuando el paso del prana se obstruye, no tardan en aparecer la fatiga y la enfermedad. Pranayama significa el dominio de la fuerza vital, son las técnicas de respiración consciente para activar el prana.

Quinta rama del yoga Pratyahara

Es el proceso de dirigir los sentidos hacia adentro con el fin de concentrar la

conciencia en los elementos sutiles del oído, del tacto, de la vista, del gusto y del olfato. Es necesario dedicar algunos minutos del día para desconectar nuestros sentidos del mundo, de manera que podamos escuchar con mayor claridad la voz de nuestro maestro interior. Pratyahara es el proceso de entrar en sintonía con las experiencias sensoriales sutiles, a las que se conoce como tanmantras dentro del yoga. En el interior de la conciencia están las semillas del sonido y de la sensación, de la vista, del gusto y del olfato. Al buscar en nuestro interior podemos tener acceso a esos impulsos y experimentar directamente el conocimiento de que el mundo de las formas y de los fenómenos es una proyección de nuestra conciencia. JULIO / AGOSTO 2018 SPANISH

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Sexta rama del yoga Dharana

Es el dominio de la atención y la intención. En esencia, el mundo es un caldo cuántico de energía y de información. Todo lo que percibimos es en realidad un acto selectivo de reflexión y de interpretación. A través de la atención y de la intención “congelamos” la energía y la información. Cuando aprendemos a valorar la atención como un bien preciado, podemos crear, conscientemente, condiciones de bienestar y de éxito. Una vez que hemos fijado nuestra atención en algo, las intenciones tienen una fuerte afluencia sobre aquello que queremos manifestar. De acuerdo

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con el yoga, las intenciones tienen un poder infinito de organización.

Séptima rama del yoga Dhyana

Es el desarrollo de la conciencia del observador; es el reconocimiento de que estamos en éste mundo, pero no somos de este mundo. A lo largo de la vida tenemos experiencias que cambian a cada momento. El ambiente cambia, los amigos y el empleo cambia, el cuerpo y los sentimientos se transforman, así como los pensamientos. La única constante en la vida es el cambio perpetuo. Dhyana consiste en cultivar la conciencia para no perdernos en medio de los objetos de nuestra


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experiencia y de la transformación incesante. Aunque las situaciones, las circunstancias, las personas y las cosas cambian constantemente en nuestra vida, nuestra esencia –nuestra alma– es aquella parte del ser que presencia esos cambios. La manera más directa de cultivar el estado de conciencia del observador siempre presente es a través de la meditación. De esta manera, aprendemos a observar los pensamientos, los sentimientos, las sensaciones y los sonidos que llegan a la conciencia sin necesidad de reaccionar frente a ellos. A medida que desarrollamos esta destreza en la meditación, podemos aplicarla a nuestra vida cotidiana. El propósito es mantenernos centrados y alerta frente a todos los desafío, de manera que podemos elegir el mejor camino y aumentar las probabilidades de hacer realidad nuestras intenciones y nuestros deseos.

Octava rama del yoga Samadhi

Es el estado de permanencia en la conciencia pura e ilimitada. En este estado, en el que logramos ir más allá del tiempo y del espacio, del pasado, del futuro y de la individualidad, alcanzamos a experimentar el ámbito de lo eterno y lo infinito. Así es nuestra naturaleza esencial. Al entrar en samadhi con regularidad, provocamos el cambio de nuestro punto interno de referencia, que pasa del ego al espíritu. Así realizamos nuestros actos en el mundo material bajo nuestra forma individual, pero nuestro estado interior es el de un ser universal. l

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ALIMENTACIÓN

fuera del agua LA BUENA NUTRICIÓN ES ELEMENTAL PARA LOS DEPORTISTAS. ES EL COMBUSTIBLE. Y PARA HACERLO MÁS GRÁFICO IMAGINA QUE TU CUERPO ES UN AUTO FERRARI, ¿LE COLOCARÍAS UNA MALA GASOLINA PARA QUE FUNCIONE? BUENO, TU CUERPO FUNCIONA IGUAL Y NECESITA DE LOS MEJORES NUTRIENTES PARA RENDIR a natación es un deporte muy exigente y de alto gasto energético. Es necesario mantener los músculos con altas reservas de glucógeno para optimizar su funcionamiento. De igual forma, hay que tener en cuenta que el nadador debe cuidar su alimentación todo el año y no solo durante el período de competencias. Una buena alimentación se encamina desde la elección del alimento, ingesta deglución, digestión y asimilación.

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¿Cómo debería ser una “alimentación ideal”?

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Toda alimentación es personal e individual. Evitar la comida chatarra. Así como te preocupas en no fallar al entrenamiento, con la alimentación es lo mismo. Debes ser ordenado y comer a las horas adecuadas para llegar con energía a los entrenamientos. Come según tus necesidades energéticas. Lo principal es el rendimiento. No comas por ansiedad. Elige proteínas, carbohidratos y grasas saludables. Pero no dejes de lado algún macronutriente. Prefiere muchas frutas y verduras.

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Preocúpate siempre de la hidratación y toma agua cada 10 o 15 minutos durante los entrenamientos. Las bebidas isotónicas son para nadadores de competición o con rutinas muy intensas. El agua es para aquellos que entrenan de forma recreativa. La natación es una disciplina que estimula mucho el apetito, por esta razón los nadadores comen sin control. Lo realmente importante es nutrir el cuerpo y desterrar la comida chatarra y bebidas gaseosas. La hidratación hace la diferencia. Muchos atletas no sienten sed o quizá no saben que en el agua también se suda, por esta razón es importante reponer el agua y los electrolitos perdidos.

Alimentos recomendados para un buen rendimiento en la piscina:

Aguacate o palta: tiene gran cantidad de vitamina E. Contiene 60% más potasio que el plátano y regula la presión sanguínea. Lo puedes agregar en ensaladas, sándwich o salsas para untar, si le pones un toque de jengibre aumentará su sabor.


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Brócoli: aporta vitaminas C, E y K, betacaroteno, fibra, ácido fólico y minerales como el zinc y el potasio. Cacao: posee una gran cantidad de magnesio, muy importante para la recuperación muscular y evitar los calambres. También ayuda a la formación de huesos fuertes. Contiene feniletilamina, sustancia que el cuerpo produce cuando estamos enamorados aumentando el estado de alerta y concentración.

Espirulina: es una microalga verde-azul que crece en lagos salinos con alta intensidad lumínica. Contiene fósforo, magnesio, zinc, manganeso, potasio, selenio y molibdeno en cantidades especiales para la recuperación, regeneración celular y mejorar el sistema inmune.

Huevos: un alimento con alto valor biológico que contiene vitaminas A, B2, B12, D y E. Recuerda que para mantener una buena salud y un rendimiento acorde a tus objetivos debes disponer de una energía limpia, saludable, llena de vitaminas y minerales. De esta manera, tendrás un cuerpo sólido para lanzarte al agua. l

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Come 2 o 3 frutas al día. Incluye grasas saludables: omega 3, pescados grasos, aceite oliva, aceitunas y frutos secos. Consumir leche durante el postentrenamiento ayuda a recuperar la musculatura. Controla el consumo de azúcar e incluso elimínala de tu dieta. Evita los excesos al comer. Tomar mucha agua. (Evita bebidas aunque sean Zero o Light).

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MBT T-Carbon

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Longitud: 50 cm Espesor: 22 mm Material: 100% Textreme Carbon Peso: 335 gr $230.00 www.beachtennisstore.com

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Discraft Sky-Styler

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Lentes para nataciรณn

Selene Goggle

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Bestway Flotador

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Dimensiones 198 x 164 x 112 cm, ideal para la piscina o en la playa. $39.08 www.amazon.es


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Traje Orca

Con alta tecnología y diseño, confeccionado para competidores de alto rendimiento en la especialidad de triathlon. $229.00 www.swimoutlet.com

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Máscara de buceo

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Spectrum Voleibol

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Balón de colores brillantes y suaves para niños, tamaño y peso oficiales, cosidos a máquina. $9.99 www.amazon.com

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LiteRide zapatilla

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50tips

1.-El año tiene 52 fines de semana, ¿por qué no organizar un fin de semana erótico de vez en cuando?

2.-Chequea al menos una vez al año tus niveles de colesterol, triglicéridos y azúcar en la sangre.

11.-Evita o controla la diabetes

5.-Prueba distintas posiciones. 6.-Lee mi libro Entre sábanas.

Ahí brindo consejos prácticos para mejorar tu vida sexual y de pareja.

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7.-Utiliza tu imaginación, la cama

y la hipertensión.

3.-No eyacules rápidamente.

4.-Acude a un sexólogo si tienes mas de seis meses con algún problema sexual.

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10.-Evita la rutina, no seas una autómata sexual.

12.-Controla tu peso y evita la obesidad.

9.-Vive libre de la dependencia

al alcohol, las drogas y el tabaco.

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15.-Evita envolverte en ansiedades y tensiones excesivas durante una relación sexual.

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16.-Permítete una falla de vez en cuando, no eres una maquina del sexo. 17.-Mientras él te hace sexo oral,

toma su mano y muéstrale como debe acariciarte al mismo tiempo.

Lee mi libro Entre sábanas. Ahí brindo consejos prácticos para mejorar tu vida sexual y de pareja.

no es el único sitio para tener sexo.

8.-Las posiciones mujer arriba facilitan la estimulación del clítoris, por lo tanto, se le hará mas fácil a ella alcanzar el orgasmo.

PARA MEJ

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13.-Haz ejercicios al menos tres veces por semana.

18.-Dedicándole mas tiempo

a las caricias se aumenta la lubricación vaginal de forma natural.

19.-La forma más efectiva y segura

20.-Después del coito, el sexo oral

21.-Disminuye el estrés cotidiano.

de que una mujer alcance el orgasmo es estimulando su clítoris.

es la maniobra preferida por los hombres para alcanzar el orgasmo.

14.-Concéntrate en una actividad

a la vez. Si estas teniendo relaciones sexuales olvídate del trabajo, la casa o los hijos.

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22.-Fantasea un poco.

23.-Aliméntate de manera saludable.


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JORAR TU

sexual

k POR DR. MIGUEL SIRA

MÉDICO SEXÓLOGO | www.solterosdrsira.com

Para que el Dr. Miguel Sira responda tus preguntas a través de esta columna, contáctalo por: | Facebook @miguelsirav | Twitter @drmiguelsira | miguelsirav@hotmail.com

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24.- Baila. Es una forma sensual de acercarse al otro.

25.-Añadiendo contracciones

vaginales a tus movimientos coitales, podrás conseguir una excitación más intensa.

26.- Si tienes una pequeña falla

durante el coito, espera un poco, trata de retomar tu calma y después retorna a la acción.

27.- Instrúyete. Compra libros y

videos instructivos de sexualidad. Asiste a charlas que hablen sobre el tema.

28.- Consulta a tu médico

para asegurarte de que tu libido baja no es un efecto secundario de una medicación prescrita.

29.- Solo necesitan un dado para pasarla bien, apunta en una lista una tarea erótica para cada número. Por ejemplo, el uno es quitarse una pieza de ropa; el dos, besar donde te diga; y así sucesivamente hasta llegar al seis.

30.-Procura que el “nido de amor”

sea realmente así. Es decir, un mínimo de comodidad, privacidad y toque personal.

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31.-La higiene al acostarse y el arreglo personal, son importantes. 32.- La pasión no se muere sola,

sino que la matan los que aceptan una rutina como forma de vida.

33.-El beso es un mordisco

que aprendió educación (Tolis Van).

34.-La única forma de alcanzar un orgasmo con algún juguete sexual es utilizándolo.

35.-Tomen un día de relax y acudan

alguna película erótica que les llame la atención. 44.-Si quieres despertar a tu pareja de una manera especial, obséquiale una buena sesión de sexo oral mañanero.

ambos a un centro de masajes.

43.-Si están faltos de fantasía, descarguen

45.-Ningún cuerpo es perfecto. Deja de pensar que tu barriga es demasiado gorda, tus nalgas demasiado prominentes, etcétera.

36.-Algunos aceites de masajes

tienen sabores para que el sexo oral resulte todavía más atractivo y divertido.

37.-Haz el amor en una sala

o en una habitación con espejos.

38.- Prepara una bandeja con frutas, acompañándola con un delicioso vino muy frío, dedícate a comer y orber el vino del cuerpo de tu pareja.

39.-El masaje erótico es muy

importante para las mujeres ya que tiene un efecto similar al que produce un beso, una caricia u otras formas de juego previo. De igual forma, también resulta de gran utilidad a los hombres que tienen dificultades con la erección o problemas de impotencia.

40.-Besar a tu pareja justo después

del orgasmo es una manera de demostrarle lo mucho que la quieres.

41.- Acaricia su cuerpo con una pluma, pincel, un trozo de tela o alguna fruta de tacto suave. Después puedes cambiar los papeles para que tú también disfrutes de la agradable sensación que producen las distintas texturas en contacto con la piel.

42.-Disfruta cuando le hagas sexo oral a tu pareja, el placer no es solo para el que lo recibe sino también para el que lo hace.

46.-La mejor manera de estimular

47.-Descubre mediante las caricias

el ego de tu pareja y hacer que se sienta importante y única, es diciendo su nombre durante el acto sexual.

cuáles son tus zonas erógenas y cuáles son las de tu pareja.

48.- Los orgasmos múltiples en el clítoris se alcanzan con la ayuda de un vibrador. El secreto radica en reducir la intensidad, continuar con los movimientos pélvicos y evitar que el vibrador toque directamente el clítoris.

49.-En el aspecto de las posturas

sexuales, la posición masculina superior, practicada permanentemente, contribuye a la rutina. Se sugiere a las parejas practicar toda variedad de posiciones. Y si hablamos de escenarios distintos, ir a un hotel o a un lugar de playa, de vez en cuando, contribuirá a romper la monotonía.

50.-Es realmente importante comentarle a nuestro compañero o compañera qué esperamos de él o ella, y cuáles son las creencias que tienen el uno del otro. La verdad es que este es un método que sirve para sincerarse con la pareja, y también para sincerarse con uno mismo. l

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

Electron Wheel

Convierte una bicicleta tradicional en un ciclo asistido por electricidad en solo 30 segundos. Se reemplaza la rueda delantera, la cual tiene un motor potente y puede viajar hasta 80 kilómetros. $899.00 www.electronwheel.com

Dyson Pure Hot

Ventilador, calefactor y purificador. Suministra aire frío en verano y caliente en invierno, con las ventajas que ello conlleva.

$649,98

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Auriculares magnéticos Bluetooth 4.1

Los auriculares SoundPEATS Q12 Bluetooth están diseñados con agarres ergonómicos y en tres tamaños para un ajuste cómodo y perfecto. Además solo pesan 15 gramos con lo que son muy ligeros a la hora de llevarlos. $26,73 www.amazon.es


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Afeitadora HyperFlex

Máquina de afeitar rotativa de triple cabezal, diseño ergonómico y 100% a prueba de agua. $ 89.99 www.remingtonproducts.com

HERO6 Black

Envíe automáticamente su filmación al teléfono donde la aplicación lo convierte en un QuikStory, un increíble video editado, con zoom táctil y una interfaz de usuario actualizada, la pantalla de 2 pulgadas hace que sea fácil encuadrar tomas, cambiar configuraciones y reproducir imágenes. $399.99 www.shop.gopro.com

Fitbit Alta HR

Este diminuto dispositivo permite datos de frecuencia cardíaca basados en la muñeca, pistas de pasos, distancia, calorías, tiempo y recordatorios de actividad. $119.95 www.bhphotovideo.com

RC Robot STEM

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CUANDO YA ACEPTAS Y RECONOCES DE DÓNDE VIENES, TE ESTAS COLOCANDO EN EL PLANO PRESENTE Y ES PARTIR DE ESTE PRECISO INSTANTE CUANDO TIENES UNA INFINIDAD DE POSIBILIDADES DE REALIDADES POR CREAR.

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l presente está formado por lo que viviste en el pasado y por el futuro que ya estas creando. Si solo estás preocupándote por lo que va a ocurrir en el futuro te alejas de la creación y vives en la ansiedad de lo que está por pasar sin que esto vaya a ocurrir realmente. Muchas veces esto suele pasar porque escuchas o te dejas llevar por las realidades que otros están creando y tu simplemente las absorbe y las convierte como tuyas.

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unny days, tan lines, and long weekends at the beach— what could be better? Greetings and welcome to another blazing edition of Teen InFluential. We’re thrilled to share with you the July / August edition of one of the most optimal publications for teens. As the season of fun in the sun is quickly passing by, you may be wondering— what could I do next? We get it, you want to make sure your 2018 summer is one to remember. Well we’ve got you covered! Inside, you’ll find backyard party ideas sure to make you the cool kid on the block. But wait, long days outside in the blinding sun could take a toll on your eyes. Check out our guide on how to choose the correct sunglasses that will keep you protected and going all summer. Are you college bound? Are you wondering how you’re going to fit your whole room in a tiny dorm? Check out our tips on how to make your college move smooth and productive while still getting it done in a reasonable amount of time. Whether college for you is near home or hundreds of miles away, there’s is no escaping the allergy problems that may follow you everywhere. See our guide on what to do for allergies to ensure you stay safe and worry free for your next four years of college. As you continue to embark on your summer journey and begin to prepare for the school year to come, the team at Teen InFluential wishes you a summer full of festivities, friends, and growth. Thank you for turning the page with us. Now kick back on a floaty, relax in the water, and enjoy the hottest season yet! Victoria Garcia, Contributing Writer for Teen InFluential

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This edition would not be possible without these InFluential young people

Hayley Pugh

Priscilla Glenn

Mason Kern

Hayley Pugh is a college student currently pursuing an English degree at Texas A&M University - Commerce. She has experience with several different forms of art including music, painting, crafting, dance, and theater, but one of her most pursued is writing which is shown in her blog, plays, poems, and other creative pieces she has worked on. She will soon be living and studying in Spain for a few months where she will complete a thesis on travel writing. When she returns, she plans to become a middle school teacher where she will encourage students to express themselves honestly and creatively as well. 

Priscilla Glenn is a Texas gal who enjoys reading, water skiing, and eating BBQ. She loves her family most in the world, friends, and anything plant related close behind. Currently a first year PhD student at the University of California at Davis, she is studying wheat spikelets with the long-term goal of increasing yield through selective breeding. Afterwards, she aspires to work within the agriculture industry improving food quality and increasing yield.

Mason Kern, Host of “The Sports Watchdog” Radio Show on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 Phoenix, spotlights newsworthy current events and happenings in the world of pro, college and youth sports as well as gadgets and gear suited for sports and fitness enthusiasts. Mason frequently appears as a sportscasting guest on various TV and other radio programs, including Good Morning Arizona, KUSI-TV San Diego, “The Sports Hangover” Show on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix and more. View his TV segment clips online at

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Reach Mason on Twitter @ASportsWatchdog, on Facebook at https://www.

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Gigi C Bikinis is a modern collection of luxury swimwear founded by Gigi Caruso and her mother, Tina. The company was founded on the belief that a great swimsuit should enhance your style — never inhibit it. kPHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF

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orn and raised in Southern California, Gigi grew up on the water. She is an avid boater, wakeboarder, snorkeler, and swimmer. The beautiful beachwear she loved to wear was far too delicate to withstand being an active lover of the beach and watersports. Unable to find pieces that reflected her personal style, she decided to take matters into her own hands.

Together with Tina — a former clothing designer and swimsuit model — Gigi began deconstructing and cutting up her old swimsuits and refashioning them into chic styles that are glamorous, stylish, and could withstand waves. The duo also referenced Tina’s modeling photos for inspiration by re-designing the classic styles she wore with fresh new twists. After two years of research and development, they officially launched Gigi C Bikinis in 2017.

The 2017-2018 Collection The debut collection offers a range of chic separates and one-pieces that showcase the brand’s signature aesthetic: clean lines, architectural shapes, and crisp, laser-cut details. A bold palette of solid black, white, red, and blue draws focus to the sleek silhouettes and intricate details, including handbraided accents, inverted pleats, and wrap-around silhouettes. Expert design features, such as luxury seam finishes and adjustable closures, give each piece support and structure, while luxurious, lightweight fabrics ensure a smooth, supple feel that accentuate the body.

Achieving the perfect fit is Gigi and Tina’s priority. Gigi C Bikinis are all perfectly contoured, comfortable, and functional. Each style goes through a rigorous fit process in the company’s Los Angeles design studio and is carefully refined over a series of fittings. The patterns are then cut and sewn with expert precision. Before designs are put into final production, they are tested by Gigi to ensure their unique style, glamorous lines, and durability. This commitment to style and the highest quality extends to every step of the manufacturing process, with in-house Quality Control overseeing and inspecting each phase of production to ensure all pieces are perfected before they ever hit the beach. At just 18 years old, Gigi has set the standard as being the youngest designer to show in Miami Swim Week history (she presented at the highly-anticipated PARAISO Fashion Fair on Saturday, July 14th). Gigi C Bikinis are sold online at www.gigicbikinis.com, where customers can view the entire collection, or shop the looks featured on the brand’s Instagram feed. l Gigi and her Mother Tina Caruso

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balloons. Serve guests popsicles, funnel cake, hotdogs and other waterpark treats. Be sure to have plenty of beach towels on hand and a designated area for those guests who’d prefer to stay dry.

A Movie Theater Host a film night under the stars by moving your home theater outside. Create “stadium seating” by putting blankets towards the front of the viewing area, reclining chairs behind those, and then regular lawn chairs in the back. Decorate your backyard in theme with the movie you are screening and serve popcorn. To get the real movie theater experience, use a high-quality projector, such as those from Casio, which combine a laser and LED light source to produce optimal visuals. Their Intelligent Light Control feature senses ambient light and automatically adjusts the projection brightness accordingly to ensure

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that no matter the time of day or lighting conditions, you’ll have good visuals. With these same ideas and just a few snack and decoration swaps, you can host your friends for any big televised event!

Summer Camp Relive the camp experience with some friendly competition. Assign all your guests to teams and then start keeping score. A prominent score board with the current stats and some motivating music will keep guests on top of their game. Include classic feats of strength and coordination like tugof-war and a three-legged race, but don’t be afraid to branch out to include games that use the mind, such as trivia. Complete the day with an awards ceremony. Take your backyard party to the next level. Pick a theme and go all out to create a fiesta your guests won’t soon forget. (StatePoint) l


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Chess, once a game considered to be reserved for the affluent and older men, is creating a cooler image with a younger demographic.

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he ancient game has seen a rising level of involvement among young people in the United States, and there’s even a growing interest in watching tournaments, where big money is at stake. Youth who are interested in taking up the game can find plenty of inspirational role models; three of the top 10 players in the world are from the United States, which is now host to some of the most prestigious

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chess events in the world including the U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships, the U.S. Junior Championship and U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and the Sinquefield Cup.If you’re interested in taking up the game on your own or sharing the experience with a young player, here are some tips to get started.

Practice at Home As the saying goes, the best place to begin is the beginning, and with chess,


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chess, art, culture and history. Plan your visit at worldchesshof.org.

Encourage Friends to Take Interest that means taking time to understand the game. Grow familiar with the chess board and pieces, as well as the rules and basic strategy. Practicing at home with friends and family can build a foundation for learning more complex game play down the road.

Learn About its History The origins of chess date back as far as 1,500 years, and for young players, the ability to take an active part in a piece of history can hold an element of fascination on its own. One way to explore the game’s history is to visit the World Chess Hall of Fame in the U.S. Chess capital, St. Louis, which currently features a series of exhibitions that highlight the connections between

Chess provides a unique dynamic for a pair of players to converse and bond over the love of the game while developing a mutual respect for one another. Encourage your young player to invite friends to play, and to develop peer relationships through a shared interest in chess.

the first American to challenge for an undisputed World Chess Championship since 1972. “You also have to be conscious of your opponents and their vantage point on the game. That awareness of others is actually a lesson that applies to life in general.”

Join a Chess Club

For those unfamiliar with the game, keeping tabs on elite players who have perfected it not only gives kids insight on high-level strategy, it offers inspirational role models.

Interaction with players of all levels is not only a fun way to build relationships with those who share a love of chess, it’s a great opportunity to meet fellow players who are eager to trade tips or simply pull up a chair and enjoy a game. Many clubs offer other resources, as well. For example, the Saint Louis Chess Club hosts dozens of international, national and open tournaments, in addition to weekly classes and lectures. Learn more at saintlouischessclub.org.

“One of the most important things for a young player to remember is that chess isn’t just about planning your own openings and moves,” said grandmaster Fabiano Caruana, who is currently the No. 1 U.S. player and

“Introducing a child to chess is a true gift,” Caruana said. “There are so many advantages, from cognitive to social to even financial rewards for students who embrace the game and excel.” (Family Features) l

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hese days, playlists are one of the most convenient ways to organize music, and there’s no limit to the number of playlists you can create. It can also be surprisingly simple to make the perfect playlist to match your music needs. These tips can help you on your way:

Tailor the Playlist to Your Audience Crafting your playlist based on who you’re playing it for, like guests at a house party or family barbecue, can help you select the proper vibe, tempo, length and theme. The goal should always be to include songs the majority of your guests will enjoy. Just keep in mind that if you’re relying on a single playlist for an occasion, you’ll want to ensure that it’s long enough to last until the end of the party. A good rule of thumb is at least 30-40 tracks.

Make It Personal Because different genres and styles of music are available in abundance, your songs and playlists can reflect who you are and the way you feel. A music streaming service like Spotify allows listeners to build personal playlists as well as listen to expert-curated playlists on-demand using its free mobile app. When taking advantage of those custom features, be sure to clearly identify your lists with ultra-personal names. For example,

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Music can set the mood, no matter the occasion. Whether you’re playing jazz classics to give your dinner party a sophisticated ambience or blasting the latest dancepop tracks for motivation on the treadmill, music is able to provide the soundtrack to different aspects of peoples’ lives.


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Keep people interested with a wide variety of slow and fast, new and classic, and various musical styles. Don’t be afraid to combine genres or decades. This ensures you strike chords among listeners of various ages and backgrounds. When in doubt, add classic crowdpleasers and chart-topping hits of today.

If you’re creating a playlist that you plan to keep going back to, like a workout playlist, keep in mind you can update it whenever you like to keep it fresh. Switching out songs from time to time can make the listening experience more enjoyable.

Collaborate with Others Allowing friends or guests to have access to your playlist and make their own additions ensures that everyone’s music tastes are represented. Another plus: it’s a fun way to discover hot new tracks and artists your friends and family are listening to.

Find Inspiration If you’re short on time or just looking for some new ideas, check out pre-existing playlists that are already curated for your occasion. For example, on Spotify you can find options like “Afternoon Acoustic” for relaxing or “Songs to Sing in the Car” for a long road trip to the beach with friends. Music is both universal and personal, so let your playlists tell a story about you. If you’ll use the list for entertaining, sprinkle in some extra flavor with tracks that appeal to the broader group or specific guests, and just like that, you have a winning playlist for your next party. (Family Features) l

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Couture-worthy, coastal-inspired designs from contemporary lifestyle brand Kut from the Kloth, celebrate the versatile side of fall and the value of your dollar

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his Fall, bold is the name of the game, and Kut from the Kloth has you covered. With a fresh new collection, alive with vibrant prints and contrasting textures, plus a new line of couture-quality, hand-crafted Premium Heritage denim, Kut takes you to the next level of style and comfort all season long. Kut from the Kloth outfits the modernday fashionista, bringing to life versatile, coastal-inspired pieces, expertly tailored to compliment every part of your body and conform to every part of your nonstop schedule. As the weather turns chilly in fall and the start of school brings a familiar return to routines, LA’s favorite lifestyle brand releases an all-new line of vibrant contemporary sportswear designed to take you from day to play. The rich colors of the fall season infuse an electric pop into every eye-catching piece from Kut from the Kloth, while functional layers of delicate floral, cozy cable-knit, and vegan fur trim keep you

toasty warm. Make a serious statement in the fitted Rafaella Blazer, softly silhouetted against a mid-rise, Catherine Boyfriend cut jean and chunky-heel boots. The open-collared leather Orla Jacket adds a smooth, old-school vibe to the airy and ultra-feminine Odelline Shirt in romantic shades of pink and ivory. Playfully decorated denim features buttons, sequins and embroidery in classic shapes and flawless cuts, while neon trim, colorful lettering and plaid accents add elements of on-trend street style in fits that flatter every silhouette. No fall wardrobe is complete without Kut from the Kloth Premium Heritage denim. Brand new this season, your favorite fashion staple gets a high-voltage upgrade with eco-friendly, rich azure washes formulated without chemicals or harsh dyes and crafted right in the heart of LA. Designed to inspire your everyday style, Premium Heritage denim is the perfect centerpiece for bold statements or casual play. Each

stunning pair is carefully detailed and hand-distressed in true couture fashion to become more authentic with every wear and starting at just $108, they’re the perfect fit for you and your budget. This Fall, Kut from the Kloth has all of the hottest fashion looks at a surprisingly cool price point, offering true value to their customer. Visit Kut from the Kloth for your complete fall wardrobe inspiration, brimming with couture-inspired, highfashion style you need to stay on-trend and on-budget. While you’re there, make sure to sign up with your email to be the first to know about new releases and get $20 in Kut cash to spend any way you like. Plus, enjoy free ground delivery (within the US) and free exchanges or returns within 30 days. Get your hands on the bold fall fashion trends now at KutFromTheKloth.com and start earning points today toward future purchases. l

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ith their official fall launch right around the corner, denim designer sts blue (www.stsblue.com) couldn’t wait to talk about the newest member of their denim squad, an early release of the all-new CARA jean: the perfect vintageinspired slim straight ankle jean! Inspired by the relaxed, celeb street style of sunny So-Cal, sts blue is known for crafting denim that perfectly fits your body, lifestyle, and budget. Your onestop shop for the hottest denim trends in jackets, shorts and jeans, sts blue creates laid-back, current styles for every day muses who live and breathe denim. Fall is on its way so GET OBSESSED with sts blue’s latest collection and keep up your denim game. While skinny styles still rule the runways, sts blue boldly introduces fun and flirty fits that flatter, like CARA. This slim fit, mid-rise silhouette features a 9” rise with a 27” inseam that hits right at the ankle for a stunning straight fit. And the best part? A perfectly relaxed leg opening that breaks at the knee, barely grazing your calf for an ultra-

mod twist on this classic style. Available in rich azure washes with accents that pop, take your pick of eye-catching neon athletic striping down the leg or statement-making color blocked styles. Not quite over summer’s frayed and stepped hem trend? Good news: they’re still going strong as fall approaches. Get your fix with sts blue’s EMMA fray hem skinny or try an upgrade on this modern look with the ELLIE camo high rise skinny paired with a pastel cropped tank and white trainers. Ready for something new? Showcase your summer festival swag and favorite band merch with the ASHLEY high-rise style featuring exposed button fly detailing or go retro glam with printed ankle boots and the wider leg JENNIFER flare or BROOKE kick flare styles. The switch from easy breezy summertime style to the cozy layers of fall has never been more fun. Be ready for anything with versatile pieces that take you from binge-watching to people-watching and everything in-between. Get your favorite sts blue fall denim at Nordstrom stores, or online at stsblue.com. l BROOKE HIGH RISE KICK FLARE, AZURE EMMA SIDE PIPED SKINNY, MOSS

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FEATURE It’s summer time. Time to relax, hit the pool, and NOT think about school. That first week of summer is the best and you do nothing, literally nothing, and it’s perfect.

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he second week comes around though and suddenly, doing nothing is boring. The third week and you become horrified you are wasting the best time of the year. What to do? Well, fortunately for you, we have a few solutions on how to ensure your summer is relaxing, fun, and productive.

Game Nights Game nights are a personal favorite of mine because they stimulate the mind, have a huge variety of options, and can help build stronger relationships with both friends and families. Are you a gamer? Grab your friends and play some Call of Duty. Whether its winner takes all or team capture the flag, it’s bound to be an exciting night. Want a more family friendly game? Wii Smash or Mario Kart are games perfect for both family and

friends. Plus, Super Smash on the Wii U allows for up to eight players at a time. If your parents complain you’re staying still too long, then it’s time to turn up the heat with Just Dance. For those who like variety, play a bit of everything. Talk about an awesome game night. Not into video games? That’s totally cool. Your game nights will instead consist of card games and board games, depending on your preference. The possibilities are limitless. Just go to a game store and you’ll see what I mean. Do you want a long game that will fill the day and night? Monopoly or Axis & Allies is the way to go (you might also not be friends by the end of these games). Want an older game that hasn’t lost its touch? Clue and Life are still as fun as ever and can have up to six players. Some newer popular games involving teams include Avalon and Haunted House on the Hill.

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The Outdoors Tired of staying inside all day? You know, there’s a huge world out there to explore, even if it’s only your neighborhood.

Walking everyday outside for just 15 minutes, is a huge boost to your health, both physically and mentally. You get a little sunshine, change of scenery, and you get your heart beating just a bit more. If you’re up for a bit more of a challenge, then go on a jog or bike ride around your city. Though always remember to be safe and bring someone with you, even if they are a bit unwilling. For example, I’d often go on jogs around my neighborhood. My sister couldn’t jog due to her knee problems; however, I did convince her come around with me on her bike. Thus, we were both getting out of the house, getting our hearts pumping,

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and having some good conversations, when I wasn’t dying from exhaustion. If you can’t find a person to go, if you have a medium or large size dog, they also make for a great companion (if they aren’t chasing after rabbits). Up for more of an adventure? Look up nearby biking and hiking trails. Most cities have parks open to the public within a thirty-minute drive. Surround yourself with greenery and feel yourself relax and breathe in the fresh air. Not up for a workout? Bring along a picnic basket and blanket and sit out to enjoy the day. Some parks even have a river, so wear your swimsuit and beat the heat with a nice swim in the water. You can also bring some of the board games


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Summer Reading I know not everyone is a reader. But I’d challenge everyone to pick one book they’ve been meaning to read or have heard a lot of good things about and take the time to read it this summer. Reading stimulates the brain and is a great activity when you’re stuck at the airport, on a long road trip, or just dying from boredom. The topics are endless, bringing you places across the imagination. Young adult fantasy? I personally recommend the Kingkiller Chronicles or The Pendragon Cycle. Fantastic series. If you still haven’t read Harry Potter…well, this would be a good summer to do so. Old classics? As daunting as some of the books may seem due to their age,

there’s a reason why they are considered the classics, they’re good! Lord of the Flies is a short, easier read about boys stuck on an island. The Giver is also short but have some great depth to it. Some harder books are The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Those will take all summer to read but if you stick with it, the adventure will have you on the edge of your seat. Some more light-hearted books include I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (About a spy boarding school), The Percy Jackson series (The children of the Greek gods in modern day society), and The Thief Lord (street children surviving on the streets of Venice, Italy). Where will you go this summer?

Making Habits Want to go to the gym? Eat healthier? Read more? Be neater? Summer is the best time to create these habits or to restore the ones we lost during the school year. Don’t worry, you don’t need to start off with huge goals. Start small and build from there. For example, my goal is to do 30 pushups and 50 sit-ups every day. Instead of doing it all at once though, I do half in the morning

before I head out for the day and the other half before I shower that night. I also now make my bed every morning before I leave to help keep my room cleaner. If the bed is made, the room just looks better, and it literally only takes thirty seconds to make my bed. There’s no reason not to. Lastly, at the end of the day, I read a few pages of whatever book I’m reading and journal about my day. It helps me relax and helps me keep a record of what has happened so years later, I can look back, and see just how far I’ve come. This is just my summer habits. Form your own according to your lifestyle. For example, my sister has created the habit of planking while she brushes her teeth with her automatic toothbrush. I must admit, have doing that for a year, her abs are more defined than mine. Find what works for you and if you aren’t good at holding yourself accountable, find a partner. That way, you’re both helping each other become a better version of yourself. Summer is a wonderful time and hopefully, instead of wasting away, some of the above ideas have inspired you to not just have a fun summer, but a memorable summer. l

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Beat-the-Heat Want to beat the heat this summer? Staying cool in hot weather can be easier with these top tips. Bottom’s Up Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do to regulate your body temperature. While it certainly helps to carry a water bottle with you everywhere you go, you don’t have to stick to plain water to quench your thirst. Summer is all about fresh fruit and vegetables like cucumber, watermelon, berries, and pineapples. Add slices of these juicy summer favorites to a pitcher of water, or simply make a fruit salad or smoothie.

Eat Cool Foods

Take a Dip Getting cool by spending time in and around water? Before hitting the pool, beach or lake, be sure your tech is designed to handle all your outdoor fun. To get equipped, consider rugged wearable timepieces, like the WSD-F20 Pro Trek Smart Outdoor Watch, which is 50-meter water-resistant and a good choice for all your summer water activities. Use the altimeter, barometer, and compass, along with a full-color map display, to explore lakes, rivers and ocean vistas. Before you head out, download apps, such as MySwimPro for swimming, Glassy for surfing and Fishbrain for fishing, to enhance your summer sport activities.

Dress Right On sweltering days, sweat less by selecting breathable, natural fibers for outfits and linens. Avoid polyester and other synthetics whenever possible. Loose, flowing garments are ideal choices for beating both heat and humidity.

Want to keep both your home and yourself cooler? On the hottest days of summer, skip laboring over a hot stove or opening and closing a blazing oven. Instead, opt for light, cook-free meals. This summer stay cool with the right Gazpacho, creative salads, lettuce wraps, summer rolls, hummus and grape leaves gear and habits. (StatePoint) l are all great options for lunch and dinner, as are sweet or savory yogurt and cottage kPHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF (C) DUDAREV MIKHAIL/STOCK.ADOBE.COM. cheese parfaits for breakfast.

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hese may look yellow in appearance and cause irritation over time. Moreover, long-term exposure to harmful UV rays can cause the formation of cataracts, leading to blurred vision and can ultimately require cataract surgery to correct. Unfortunately, most people aren’t doing enough to protect their eyes from the sun, even if they are aware of the risks. According to The Vision Council, 75 percent of Americans are concerned about UV eye exposure, but only 31 percent wear sunglasses every time they go outside. You’re probably spending a fair amount of time protecting skin by applying sunscreen, so why not make sure that you’re doing the same for your eyes?

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Consider these tips to find the right pair of sunglasses this summer:

Only about half of people who wear sunglasses say they check the UV rating before buying a pair, according to a national Sun Safety Survey conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Make sure your sunglasses provide 100 percent UV protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Look for a sticker or a label on sunglass lenses that indicates 100 percent UV protection.

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It’s especially important that kids and teens wear sunglasses from an early age. By the time you turn 18, you have received 75-80 percent of your lifetime UV exposure, according to the World Health Organization.

No matter your age, go for big frames. Larger frames and wrap-around styles provide extra UV protection by blocking rays that come in from the side.

Think about lens color. Great for aesthetic reasons, different lens colors can help serve different purposes. You may want to go with gray lenses for true color perception or brown/amber lenses if you want to see more visible contrasts.

Consider your lifestyle before selecting a pair. If you’re active in sports, your optometrist can help you select sunglasses and lenses that can protect your eyes and help optimize your performance. Quality sunglasses that provide maximum UV protection can still be fashionable. You can explore and purchase a variety of brands and styles on eyeconic.com, where you can also connect to a local eye doctor through VSP Vision Care’s network of optometrists. Eyeconic is the only online retailer that allows you to shop for glasses, sunglasses, and contacts using your vision benefits. Give your eyes the treatment they deserve. Be sure your daily sun-wear routine goes beyond a great SPF to include eye protection. (StatePoint) l

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Summer is supposed to be about getting away from school, relaxing, and having fun! 2. Learn how to float. Even if you know how to swim, learning how to float on your back can save your life if you get exhausted in deep water or start to feel a current pulling you under.

3. Wear a life jacket, even if you are a good swimmer. You never know what accident might happen, life jackets help

keep your head above water so even if you lose consciousness you can still breath and can be found.

4. Never swim alone, and make sure someone knows where you are. Swimming with other people won’t guarantee you won’t drown, but they can call for help if something does go wrong.

5. Follow all rules posted, no matter how many times you had read them. Rules are posted for a reason, and often they are there to protect you. For additional information about water safety and drowning prevention, check out colinshope.org. l

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know pain isn’t a fun thing to talk about, and it can seem dramatic and whatever else. But it’s also a real part of the human experience, and it’s a part I’ve been dealing with, or not really dealing with, lately. I’m realizing if you want to get better at dealing with pain, you need to spend some time with it. When I’m hurting, I usually try to just stop the pain. I’m bad about this when I work out, which totally defeats the point and means I don’t ever make much progress. I don’t push myself enough. I think this same thing happens when I feel emotional pain too. Instead of sitting at home sad and alone, I go out with friends. I try to do “fun” things. I try to distract and exhaust myself until I can just go to bed and not have to feel as much. But that means I don’t get better, I don’t get stronger, and my pain tolerance is still so low that when something else upsetting happens I don’t know how to deal with it. So, I’ve decided when I’m hurting, I don’t need to run away from it. I think it’s important to spend some time alone, to recognize what I feel, and to push through to get stronger. I think it’s okay to be honest about this with other people as well.

I’m over having to hide difficult feelings. I don’t know why so many of us always think if someone is sad, they need to change or hide it. Sadness is a part of being human. While I don’t think we should sit around and wallow in it or let it take over our lives, I don’t see the harm in being able to tell someone, “I’m just sad right now.” The other day I walked down the street crying—not sobbing, just crying—and it felt amazing. I decided it was silly to try and hide something I was very much experiencing for the sake of other people and chose instead to just be a person and feel. It was extremely freeing.

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I’ve never been good at dealing with pain, physically or emotionally. I got my ears pierced at 21 if that proves anything.

Sadness doesn’t last forever. There are too many emotions in this world and in the human heart to only experience one for an entire lifetime. If that’s the case, then I say take it for what it is. Experience it, feel it, let ourselves be human. Keep living despite it; don’t let it stop you. But recognize it and then keep going. Things will change eventually but only if we’re honest with what we feel and try to learn something from it. Truthfully, we sell ourselves short to do anything less. l

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who’ve so completely given themselves to causes they don’t believe in, so they can do the “right” thing and learn to succeed. Their entire identity is shattered and suffocated and whatever greatness they could contribute is lost and unseen. There are people, bleeding out and left for dead, forced to believe that it’s their fault they were so brutally beaten, and they deserve the slow death they await.

There are people who believe they are no better than the dirt and trash they are surrounded by. There are people who have been locked away in towers and told what they see is all that exists of the world, but they are kings and queens of them and should relish in their lofty cages. There are people told daily they are worthless, they must deny what their hearts are desperately shouting and listen only to the voices of fear, hate, and selfishness and learn to call it love. There are people

These people exist, and they are everywhere - some parading around in false guises of perfection, some going through the motions of lives so much less than they deserve, some just waiting and desperately hoping someone will come along and finally hear them. The fight for love is the fight to see through the makeup, to notice the monotony, to hear the voices ignored by so many. The fight to love is to see it all and refuse to walk by unaffected. Love fights, tooth and nail, to bring freedom to every caged heart. Love motivates with desperation to help them see they can fly, and love waits patiently to teach them how to do so on their own. Love creates love; it is a constantly expanding army spurred by one brave warrior saving, inspiring, and building up another. This battle can be incredibly painful at times, opening wounds and leaving scars, but the fight to set any heart free to contribute to the beauty of the world is a fight that is never in vain l

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o set someone free from their oppression they must come to believe it’s not reality. Show them the bars of their cage are not the limits to their destiny. Help them see in themselves what their surroundings have convinced them does not exist; it’s total liberation. The fight for love takes the hand of someone beaten and broken, left alone in the mud and cleans them off to show them the world - both the one around them that they’ve been missing out on and the one existing inside their heart, growing and thriving despite how much their oppressors deny it.

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5FitnessSuccess As marathon season approaches, many people are focused on training.

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uilding up endurance is key, but you can’t do that without the fuel your body needs. Wholesome energy-boosting snacks are essential for keeping up the pace, whether you’re focused on a 5K or full marathon. There are a variety of runs across the country to suit every type of runner. Fun runs vary in size and can be found in communities from coast to coast. Themed runs are also plentiful. Whether you’re a new or experienced runner, completing your goal will make you feel accomplished. To help your body feel and perform at its best, you need to give it the right foods. These smart, tasty snacks will help give you sustained energy with loads of nutrients important to any fitness practice.

Bananas: The cheerful color and builtin packaging are just the start. Bananas are a good source of potassium, which helps prevent cramping. Plus, they are a wonderful source of natural sugars (the good kind) and carbohydrates, which help provide sustained energy. It’s a common misconception that bananas aren’t as healthy due to the higher sugar content; however, the natural sugars in bananas come with fiber, which slows digestion and gives the body time to use it as fuel instead of storing it as fat. Grab a bunch of Chiquita bananas at the store and you have

a convenient pre-workout snack or perfect addition to your recovery shake.

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of this white wonder and enjoy with your favorite fruit or a sprinkle of your preferred herbs. You can also add a satisfying crunch by sprinkling in omega-rich cashews or almonds. Cottage cheese is packed with protein, so it helps you feel full longer, essential for long runs (or simply long days full of to-dos). For fitness folks, this protein helps assist in rebuilding and repair of muscles during training periods.

Smoothies: Refreshing, energizing and perfectly customizable, smoothies feel more like a treat than a healthy snack. Yet these cold concoctions are perfect as pre- or post-workout foods or even as a meal replacement when on the go. You can use milk or juice as a liquid base and then add in fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables as desired. For a lip-smacking smoothie with just four ingredients, follow this recipe:

Quick Protein Power Chiquita Banana Smoothie Ingredients: 1 whole Chiquita Banana, sliced 1.5 ounces low-fat Greek yogurt

Edamame: More than just a delicious appetizer at your favorite sushi joint, edamame is an ideal workout snack. The tasty green soybeans you pluck from the pod are a good source of protein, iron and B vitamins. What’s more, the hearthealthy isoflavones support bone health. So, dig in and enjoy with a dash of sea salt and a big glass of water. It’s perfect when you’re craving a salty snack, so you can avoid the junk. Chocolate milk: If you don’t run, you probably think chocolate milk is just for kids. In reality, chocolate milk has almost a cult-like following in the endurance sports world. It’s rich in calcium to keep bones strong, particularly important for runners. Plus, it has protein and carbohydrates to keep you fueled. Reward yourself with this sweet treat after a run and you’ll feel satisfied all around. With these snacking tips top of mind, you’ll be fueled and feeling your best to start aiming for your personal records! (BPT ) l

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here were many times when my daughter did not want to talk or communicate her feelings,” says Joycelynn Sanchez of now 6-year-old Jiani, who at age 3, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. “She grew tired of the pokes and the questions and would become withdrawn.” Fortunately, many parents and doctors are finding that new technology can help young patients like Jiani better communicate their feelings and manage their condition. For example, My Special Aflac Duck, a creation of Aflac, an insurance industry leader, and Sproutel, a research and development workshop, is an award-winning smart companion that nuzzles, quacks and dances with the lifelike movement of a real duckling. While entertaining, it’s not a toy. It’s specifically designed to help comfort, teach and empower young patients as they go through their journey with cancer, reflecting the belief that children need more than medicine to cope with the stress and loneliness that often come with their disease. “On average, childhood cancer treatment lasts more than 1,000 days,” says Aaron

Horowitz, CEO and co-founder of Sproutel. “We thought there must be a way to help alleviate some of the burden.” Using the new companion technology, children can communicate their emotions by tapping colorful emoji cards to a sensor on the duck’s chest. Tap an emoji with a happy expression and it responds with delighted quacking. Choose the sad face and it lowers its head and sighs. Children can mirror their care routines through a compatible web-based app, including medical play and feeding and bathing their duck via augmented reality. It also dances, quacks, and nuzzles to help distract and calm them. Its exterior can even be removed, washed and sanitized. Creation of the comforting companion is an extension of Aflac’s 22-year, $122

million commitment to childhood cancer causes. Their goal is to provide this feathered friend free of charge to all newly diagnosed children, nearly 16,000 each year according to the National Cancer Institute. Distribution, targeted to begin this coming winter, will be through hospitals, and the robotic duck will not be for general consumer sale. Jiani’s treatment, which lasted three years and included various chemotherapies, as well as countless spinal taps and antibiotics, was completed in December 2017. “There were some tough times, but through it all, she was a champion,” says Sanchez. “Knowing tough times for other children with cancer may be made a little easier with the help of technology makes me very happy.” (StatePoint) l

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After foregoing his senior season with the Trojans, Young was selected 16th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. He would spend four and a half years there before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2011-12 season. In free agency at the end of the year, he reupped on a one-year deal with

’m referring to the birth of one of modern basketball’s swaggiest stars, Nick Young.

Young, the self-proclaimed “Swaggy P” turned “Swag Champ,” began his illustrious basketball career at Cleveland High School in the suburban Reseda, Calif. in Los Angeles. In his senior campaign in 2004, he averaged 27.2 points and 10.8 rebounds good for CIF L.A. City Section, Los Angeles Times All-City and San Fernando Valley first team honors. He would continue to play at the University of Southern California from 2004 to 2007 and received All-Pac-10 First Team honors in the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons. He had collegiate career averages of 15.5 points per game shooting a 36.8 percent clip from three-point range.

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the Philadelphia 76’ers. Young then made the move back home to Los Angeles again, this time for a longer tenure. He signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on yet another oneyear deal and evolved into a productive piece for the Lake Show. He re-signed on a four-year, $21.5 million contract to begin the 2014-15 season.


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disgruntled on the Lakers after beefing with rookie D’Angelo Russel after being exposed for cheating on his spouse at the time Iggy Azalea. Russel apologized and the two seemed to squash their beef. Young was inevitable able to pick his play back up in the 2016-17 season, his final year under contract with the Lakers contributing 13.2 points per game. He decided not to exercise the player option on his contract and hit unrestricted free agency having never played a postseason game in a Lakers uniform, arguably the team that revitalized his career. 32 years old, no ring, having played in a Western Conference that has featured the growth of arguably the best team in NBA history in the Golden State Warriors. You know what they say, if you can’t beat them, join them.

Young signed a minimum deal with the defending NBA Champion Warriors. As a benchwarmer for the best team in the Bay Area, Young averaged 7.3 points per game. But more importantly, Young rekindled his relationship with former Wizard Javale McGee. Young and McGee might have the title for goofiest duo in the NBA, and their “Shaqtin’ A Fool” highlight reel is off the charts. Young would lead–or rather be lead– to the NBA Finals this year where the Warriors swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in four games. Swaggy P, or rather Swag Champ as he goes by now receives his first ring in his 11-year professional career. In 20 games played throughout these past playoffs, Swag Champ put up 2.6 points in 10.3 minutes per game. But who needs to put up numbers when you have moves like his on the court? Swag. Right? l

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1. DON’T expect everyone to speak your language. If you speak English, depending on where you go, there is a chance you can find someone who will speak English, but that does not mean everyone will. Be prepared to have to navigate using context clues or a translator app that can help you communicate where you need to go.

2. DO try to learn the native language of wherever you travel to. If you have time before you depart for your trip, try to learn the basics of the native language of each country you plan to visit. Words such as yes and no, directions, phrases like, “Where is a restroom?” or other key terms will help you navigate the unknown. It also shows the natives that you are trying to respect their culture and can help build a relationship and communication.

3. DON’T over pack, but don’t under pack either. This goes for clothes, shoes, and money. It can be

expensive to have to buy a bunch of clothes upon arrival, and you want to be prepared for whatever situations may come up. If you go hiking, you don’t want to be stuck with only sandals, but also have a good pair of sneakers or boots. It’s also a good idea to pre-exchange your currency before you leave so that you have some cash in hand. Foreign exchange rates are typically higher once you get where you’re going. You want to have enough to keep you sustained, but don’t pull out so much that if something happens and you lose your wallet you don’t have anything else in the bank.

4. DO check the weather before you leave. It may be 90 degrees Fahrenheit back home, but that does not mean the weather will be the same halfway around the world. Get a good understanding of what the temperature is on average where you are traveling and be prepared in case you run into some storms!

5. DON’T carry your wallet in your back pocket or sitting in your purse. Believe it or not, pickpockets do exist. It might be an unsuspecting bump, they weren’t paying attention to where they were going, but it was also just long enough for you to get distracted and their friend snatch your valuables right there.

6. DO buy a travel pack to keep your valuables in. If you can’t keep

your money and passport in your pocket or purse, where can you put it to keep it safe? A great suggestion is to buy a travel pack that can be worn under your shirt, either around your neck or around your waist. This keeps your valuables tight to your body, all the while still keeping them accessible to you if you need to make a purchase.

7. DON’T be an obnoxious traveler. Sure, this trip is about you and you’re spending the money to go travel, but that doesn’t mean you get to disrupt the lives of everyone who lives there. Be respectful of their culture and traditions. Traveling is about new experiences and embracing differences. Don’t let your expectations get in the way of experiencing something beautifully different.

8. DON’T worry about every little detail. Not everything is going to go exactly according to your plan. Be flexible. You never know, missing that train across town might lead you to something unexpectedly great right around the corner.

9. DO experience adventure! This is your chance to explore. Be bold! Don’t miss out on an opportunity of a lifetime! l

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GivingForGood MAKE AN IMPACT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Inspiration to give back to your community can come from any number of places, from a personal desire to make a difference to fulfilling a graduation requirement for community service hours. No matter the reason or the origin, chances are strong that you can make an impact.

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iving back may be as simple as writing a check to an organization that works to further a mission you care deeply about. Or it may mean lending a hand to put on a fundraising event in your community. Perhaps you have a skill or talent you can share with others in the name of a good cause. If you’re committed to contributing to your community in a meaningful way, consider one of these ideas to improve the lives of those around you:

Spend Time with the Elderly Seniors often hold wisdom, knowledge and experience that younger generations have yet to accumulate. Yet, as they age, a community’s oldest residents are often left alone. These days it’s less common for family members to live near one another, so “adopting” an elderly resident down the street or at the local senior housing center is a way to help monitor his or her well-being and ensure personal ties to the community are maintained. Not only

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Teen Nearly every school district can benefit from added resources to support youth education. You may be able to help your school secure funding for a special initiative through a program such as America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

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can this provide a valuable service for an elderly person and his or her family, it may bring you great personal satisfaction as you learn about the community’s history through the eyes of someone who saw it evolve firsthand.

Donate to Nonprofits If you’re concerned your budget doesn’t stretch far enough to make a meaningful cash contribution, there are plenty of other ways you can donate to nonprofit organizations in your community.


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FEATURE Volunteer hours or even gently used items like office furniture or supplies are often in high demand. You can even donate by helping your favorite nonprofit uncover new funding opportunities. For example, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provides farmers an opportunity to help a nonprofit of their choice. Eligible farmers can enroll in the program for a chance to direct a donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization. Since 2010, the program has shown a commitment to strengthening farming communities by awarding more than $29 million to nonprofits, supporting food banks, ag youth organizations, supplying essentials for the needy and acquiring lifesaving emergency response equipment.

Be a Mentor Much as you can gain valuable wisdom from elderly residents, you also likely have your own knowledge that can benefit others in your community. Consider the areas where you excel and explore how

your community can benefit. You might put your athletic talents to use coaching a youth sports team, teach scouts a skill for advancement or lend your experience as a human resources professional to an organization that helps disadvantaged individuals improve their employment opportunities. If you’re good with numbers, maybe volunteering as a financial advisor to a local nonprofit board is worth considering.

Help Create Future Leaders If the future vitality and well-being of your community is a priority, your giving may involve creating opportunities for future generations. Programs like America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, encourage rural youth to become the next generation of ag leaders by awarding scholarships to support their pursuit of higher education in agrelated fields of study. The scholarships are administered by the National FFA Organization, but students do not have

to be FFA members to apply. Since 2014, the program has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships for students looking to study ag-related fields after high school.

Plant Flower Beds Making a community better isn’t always about dollars and cents. Simply making your hometown a more enjoyable place to be is a reward you can enjoy along with your neighbors. Special beautification projects such as creating and maintaining flower beds in public spaces can help create a more welcoming, friendly environment. Other ideas include community cleanup initiatives and organizing groups to help with yardwork for those who are physically unable.

Get Involved in Schools Nearly every school district can benefit from added resources to support youth education. You may be able to help your school secure funding for a special initiative through a program such as America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, which allows farmers to nominate local public school districts to compete for meritbased STEM grants. Nominated schools have the opportunity to apply for a grant to fund projects that enhance science, technology, engineering and math education in their districts. Since 2011, more than $16 million has been awarded to over 900 rural school districts. Farmers can find more ways to give back to their communities along with program information and official rules at AmericasFarmers.com. (Family Features) l

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HealthierLunchbox THIS SCHOOL YEAR

When school is in session, it’s the perfect time to renew your family’s healthy eating habits by getting in a groove of lunchbox packing.

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hile packing a healthy school lunch day after day can seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be. By taking the free Power Your Lunchbox Promise, you can gain access to customizable, make-ahead lunchbox inspiration like Black Bean Empanadas and Rainbow Bento Boxes, which creatively include servings of fruits and veggies to keep kids’ brains charged all day. Making the promise not only signals a commitment to making healthier meal choices this year, it also helps those in need. For every promise made, healthfocused partner brands will collectively donate $1 to Feeding America programs that support families and children. In addition to kid- and registered dietitian-

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approved breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner recipes, the promise website features coupons, health tips to help your family during the school year, lunchbox ideas and giveaways. Additionally, teachers have a special section of the site where they can make the promise as a classroom and download free fruit and veggie themed classroom decor and lesson plans. To find your lunchbox inspiration and make the promise, visit poweryourlunchbox.com.

2 ounces low-sodium deli-sliced turkey 1/2 cup baby spinach, chopped Assemble two lunchboxes each with half of the peppers, mandarin, kiwi, snap peas, blueberries and grapes. Lay wrap on flat surface. Spread with hummus and top with cheese, turkey and spinach. Roll up tightly and slice into 1-inch thick rounds. Add half to each lunchbox.

Black Bean Empanadas Rainbow Bento Box Recipe courtesy of Produce for Kids Prep time 15 minutes Servings 2

Recipe courtesy of Produce for Kids Prep time:10 minutes Cook time 25 minutes Servings 6

2 red mini sweet peppers, sliced 1 mandarin, peeled and segmented 1 kiwi, sliced 1/2 cup sugar snap peas 1/4 cup blueberries 1/2 cup red seedless grapes 1 large spinach wrap 1 tablespoon hummus 2 slices provolone cheese

1/2 teaspoon olive oil 3 mini sweet peppers, finely chopped 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onions 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 1 cup no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon low-sodium taco seasoning 12 frozen empanada discs, thawed

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EDUCATION 3/4 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese 1 large egg white, beaten 6 guacamole minis 6 packages crispy fruit In skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add peppers, onions and tomatoes. Cook 3-4 minutes, or until tender. Add black beans and taco seasoning.

Cook 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Repeat with remaining dough, filling, cheese and egg whites.

Heat oven to 375 F. Lay empanada dough out on parchment-lined baking sheet. Fill with black bean filling and 1 tablespoon cheese. Fold dough over filling to create pocket. Use fork to press down sides to seal. Brush with egg whites.

Bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool. Serve two empanadas with guacamole, for dipping, and crispy fruit on side. (Family Features) l

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FOR A MANAGEABLE COLLEGE MOVE


In many areas of the country leaves are turning, apple orchards are attracting crowds, football teams are starting practice and nighttime is bringing a chill to the air.

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or better or worse, that means college students’ thoughts are turning to studying and everything else that goes with campus life. This year, some 15.2 million students are slated for enrollment in America’s public and private post-secondary institutions, up from 15 million last year. If you’re a student or parent, that means it may be time to transport key belongings to a new living space. That process can be emotionally bittersweet, even without the logistical challenges of packing, carrying, unpacking and installing multiple loads of gear. Fortunately, forewarned is forearmed, and there’s much you can do to make the process easier for everyone involved. Consider the following suggestions for making a move to college efficient and friction-free.

1 Be selective. When packing, use

your college-provided checklist as a guide, setting aside the essential items needed to make your first term at school convenient

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2 Assemble your tools. You’re

likelier to do a better job packing if the right tools are at your fingertips. Secure cardboard boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, moving blankets and/ or markers well before your move, and make sure you call at least two weeks ahead to reserve your moving vehicle at PenskeTruckRental.com. A 12- to 16-foot truck is often perfectly sized to transport the contents of a dorm room or apartment, but such rentals tend to get booked up quickly during the ultra-busy summer and fall moving seasons.

3 Identify everything. Start

packing several days ahead so the process seems less burdensome, saving daily-use items for the last 48 hours. Mark the outside of packed boxes with descriptions so contents are unmistakable and will be easy to find even if mixed with other students’ belongings.

4 Keep crucial items

separate. Instead of inadvertently

packing away important papers, identification, credit cards, medications, glasses or contacts and other important items, set aside a “carry-on” bag you’ll keep in your car during your travels.

5 Pack your truck

strategically. Use your space well

by positioning heavier items in the back of your vehicle before proceeding with lighter items. That optimizes the vehicle’s power and allows you to fit smaller items into smaller spaces.

6 Drive safely.

Getting behind the wheel of a moving truck need not be intimidating as long as you keep a few precautions in mind. Handling the extra size and weight requires that you avoid sharp turns, brake earlier before stopping and navigate around low branches or building overhangs. Depending on the length of your drive you may also wish to pre-map your route, review weather forecasts, avoid rush hour and leave yourself extra time for breaks, refueling and unloading.

7 Stay secure.

Unfortunately, students are often targeted for theft during the hectic moving process. Protect your belongings by parking only in well-lit and well-attended areas when you stop, and padlocking the back doors of your vehicle when it’s not in use. Back-to-college time can be ultra-busy while filled with anticipation and hope for what lies ahead. For more tips on making your move to campus smooth and easy, visit PenskeTruckRental.com. (BPT) l

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For millions of high school seniors, the summer after graduation is a full one. There is no shortage of parties, summer cookouts or afternoons spent by the pool. There’s a lot to look forward to — and a lot to prepare for.

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oing to college is the first time many young adults will be away from their parents and their home. With this newfound freedom comes new responsibilities, especially for those with allergies and asthma. “For most teens, going away to college marks their first time living on their own,” says allergist Bradley Chipps, MD, president of the American College of

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Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). “In addition to moving to a new place, many teens must learn to manage their own schedule, diet, exercise and health. Young people may find their allergies and asthma neglected due to other, seemingly more important demands for their time.”

role in your health. Whether you’re going 100 or 1,000 miles away, you’ll need to contact school administrators to discuss necessary arrangements for your dorm room and meals. If you’re moving far from home, along with a new allergist, identify new primary care and specialty physicians, as well as a new pharmacy.

If you or someone in your family has allergies or asthma and is headed off to college this fall, here are five tips from ACAAI on how to prepare for the transition.

4. Talk to the folks who’ll make your food — If you have a food

1. Make time now to see your allergist — Schedule an appointment with your allergist now to discuss plans for the fall. During this visit you should ask for a referral to an allergist close to where you’re going to college, as well as a complete copy of your records, including medications, lab work and allergy test results.

2. Start practicing good selfmanagement — The best line of defense against allergy and asthma attacks starts with you! Know your triggers and always be aware of risk factors when you go into a new environment. Carry your asthma medications with you in case of a flare-up.

3. Set up a network — It’s easy to leave things to parents, but once you move out, you’ll need to take an active

allergy, plan to talk to food handlers and ask about ingredients at every meal or snack. You probably already carefully read labels, but make sure your friends, roommate and resident adviser know about your food allergies. It’s your job to educate others about your allergies.

5. Have an emergency plan — Anyone at risk for a severe, lifethreatening allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis, needs to always have immediate access to epinephrine auto injectors. Almost every fatality from food allergy involves lack of timely use of epinephrine. Even when you’re at the gym or out with friends, find a way to keep two doses of epinephrine on hand. Allergists are the best trained professionals to diagnose and treat allergies and asthma. To make sure you’re fully prepared for the fall, contact your allergist or, if you need help finding one, visit the ACAAI allergist locator. (BPT) l

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RevitalizingUrbanAreas In the middle of the country, between two coasts and the two metropolises of New York and Los Angeles, is the friendlier, more mildmannered version of the two: Chicago.

In a city that has long had neighborhoods underserved and marked by economic hardship — one university has had a particularly strong impact on the community and the city as a whole: Saint Xavier University. For more than 170 years, a mission to serve the community and inspire future generations to

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ne hundred years ago, the poet Carl Sandburg famously called Chicago the “hog butcher of the world,” and the “nation’s freight handler.” The character of the city has changed with each decade, and throughout the years. Chicago has established itself as an educational hub, with world-class research universities, robust community colleges and ample opportunity for people to earn degrees and get ahead in life.

A Force of Change During uncertain times, Chicago’s colleges and universities have stood as a guiding light for the city, signaling hope, change and opportunity.

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Ranked No. 4 in Illinois for helping underserved students overcome barriers to complete their bachelor’s degrees, according to the Illinois Education Research Council’s 2017 report.

Saint Xavier University has a stable and optimal student-to-faculty ratio of 14-to-1.

Two-thirds of Saint Xavier’s student body are the first in their family to attend college.

As part of the university’s mission, Saint Xavier directs academic programs and units to partner with local, national or international nonprofit, public, private or faith-based organizations to provide opportunities for engagement, scholarship or service/service learning for students, faculty and staff.

Degrees that Open Doors While Chicago’s universities and colleges are the pride of the city, the question on almost every parent’s and incoming student’s mind is: What will I get out of the financial investment? The School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Saint Xavier University

offers top-ranked programs in the high-demand fields of nursing, speech pathology, exercise science and more. The job market for certified nurses is expected to grow by 16 percent during this decade. This combination of high-ranking programs in growing career fields has led U.S. News and World Report to call Saint Xavier one of the best-value schools for students. Saint Xavier University is a strong example of how universities are reviving the city of Chicago and opening doors for those who may have thought those doors were closed. (BPT) l

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