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CONTENTS

120 | ON THE FAMILY FARM IN PARIS

92 | Operation Organization

IN FLUENCE BEAUTY

20 | Dry Society Styling Lounge Presents Summer Hair 22 | Top Tips for Sandal-Ready Feet 24 | Beauty Editor’s Picks INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

26 | Presenting Paolo Prisco ‘43. . .and Proud! FASHION & STYLE

32 | 4 Laundry Personalities: Where do You Fit? 34 | 60-Plus? Smart Fashion Tips to Keep

You Looking Stylish and Fabulous 36 | Life in the Fast Lane Introducing the Abby Tote

INFLUENTIAL SPOTLIGHT

38 | Our InFluential Spotlight of Antonella Salvucci 142 | Victoria Henley is Magnifique FINANCE

44 | 5 Tips to Save on Bills 46 | 7 Tips for Balancing Retirement

Savings and Paying for College

Plan your way to success this school year

96 | Better Back-To-School Buys 98 | Earn an A+

10 back-to-school tips that save time and money

IT’S ABOUT WEDDING PLANNING

102 | Plan Like a Pro 104 | 10 Tips to Keep ‘Achoos’ From Interrupting Your ‘I Do’s’

106 | Put More Into Your Wedding Day IT’S ABOUT OUR STYLISH HOMES

110 | Mix Up Something Eclectic

On-trend design ideas for your kitchen renovation 112 | Designing Stylish and Functional Outdoor Kitchens 114 | Does Your Home Need Storm Doors? 116 | Cypress Siding: It’s What the Pros Choose 118 | Create a Plan for Crisis

TECHNOLOGY

130 | Sculpting a Generation of Makers 132 | Battle Weeds, Leaves, and

Shrubbery with Tech 134 | What to Do to Stop Unwanted Phone Calls

FOOD & BEVERAGE

50 | Are You Getting Enough Protein in Your Diet? 52 | Get Foiled

Learn Why Foil-Packet Cooking is Hot, Hot, Hot 56 | Go Ahead ... Eat the Whole Watermelon 60 | Sweet Meets Spicy Fresh Ideas For a Fun Fiesta Menú

HEALTH & WELLNESS

66 | 5 Simple Ways to Naturally Relieve Bloating 68 | Moms: Common Reasons You May

be Packing on Pounds 70 | 5 Tips for Active Summer Families 72 | Smart Summer Snacks 76 | Understanding the Serious Nature of Mini-Strokes

IT’S ABOUT EDUCATION

88 | 5 Tips for Balancing Family, Work, and Education 90 | Tips to Avoid ‘Summer Brain Drain’ 4

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EXCLUSIVE FEATURE 12 | TURN ANY MOMENT INTO SOMETHING REMARKABLE! OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CHEF NICOLE PATEL OF DELYSIA CHOCOLATIER 80 | OUR EXCLUSIVE CONVERSATION WITH JILL BILLINGSLEY TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS ATTITUDE, CONFIDENCE, AND PROFESSIONALISM ARE PARAMOUNT!

IN NETWORK PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW

138 | Gena Lee Nolin

IN SOCIETY 148 | Event Guide July 149 | Event Guide August


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SALUD 156 | LIPOESCULTURA Y CIRUGÍA DE CONTORNO CORPORAL 160 | BRONCEDO EXCESIVO 162 | RESTAURACION CAPILAR 164 | ¿SABÍAS QUE EL ENTORNO AFECTA TU ALIMENTACIÓN? 168 | MOTIVACIÓN AL LOGRO 170 | CUIDADO CON LA HEPATITIS 174 | EJERCITA TU MENTE MODA LATINA 176 | SERGIO ARANDA 182 | PREPARADA PARA TRIUNFAR 184 | MODA CON SENTIDO SOCIAL 188 | ALWAYS SUMMER 194 | ETNIAS 202 | DISEÑADORES QUE AMAMOS MEN - YIRKO SIVIRICH 204 | DISEÑADORES QUE AMAMOS WOMEN - IRMA CONTRERAS 206 | ESTILO URBANO BELLEZA 208 | REVITALIZA TU PIEL 210 | REALMS OF FANTASIA 216 | SELECCIONES DEL EDITOR INFLUYENTES 218 | BACKSTAGE CON HARRY LEVY 224 | ANDY BENAVIDES CREANDO UN ESTILO PROPIO 230 | MICHELE CLAPTON PALABRAS DE UNA REINA FASHION EDITORIAL 240 | SUNNO BY BENE CAPE SS17 286 | EL JAGUAR Y LA LUNA 322 | SELECCIONES EDITOR DE MODA

TURISMO 248 | JARDINES DE MÉXICO EDÉN PARA TODOS LOS SENTIDOS 252 | EDIMBURGO: UN ENCUENTRO LLENO DE HISTORIA ARTE 256 | LAS PINCELADAS DE ARTTESS 260 | LEIGH VINER ROSTRO DE PASIÓN GOURMET 266 | MARCO TOLA: “TODO ES ARTE PARA MÍ” 272 | LA CAFEBRERIA 276 | RANDALL SEVILLA UN HOMBRE CON ALMA DE AZÚCAR 282 | EL ÍMPETU GASTRONÓMICO DE ADRIANA URBINA LENTE GLAM 296 | ROGGER MARCHAN ENTRE LA FANTASÍA Y LA REALIDAD 302 | NOSTALGIA POR DARIA BELIKOVA 308 | SUMMER VINTAGE POR FERNANDO SADA HEXPERIENCE 314 | VIAJERO FRECUENTE Y LIGERO MODA 316 | VERANO CON ESTILO TECNOLOGÍA 324 | SEGURIDAD ELECTRÓNICA: RESGUARDA TUS DATOS 326 | TECNOPICKS SEXOLOGÍA 328 | ERRORES EN EL SEXO DEPORTES 330 | EJERCICIOS AL AIRE LIBRE 334 | SPORT PICKS

LIFESTYLE 342 | BUYING YOUR FIRST CAR 344 | SAFE SUMMER DRIVING TIPS FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS 346 | PACKING SMALL FOR YOUR BIG ADVENTURE 348 | HAMMOCK CAMPING 350 | WEATHER THE STORM WISELY FEATURE 354 | FROM STUDENTS TO LEADERS: HOW TODAY’S YOUTH ARE PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE EDUCATION 356 | STUDY TIPS FOR BUSY COLLEGE STUDENTS

HEALTH & WELLNESS 358 | 5 TIME-SAVERS FOR BUSY TEENS 360 | SUPERFOOD - SMOOTHIES BEAUTY 362 | BEAUTY EDITOR’S PICKS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 364 | AN INTERVIEW WITH SOPHIA GONZALEZ FASHION EDITORIAL 368 | CELEBRATE SWEET SUMMER FOOD & BEVERAGE 380 | 5 TIPS TO AVOID BINGE-WATCHING GUILT 384 | POP-ULAR SUMMER SNACKS TECHNOLOGY 388 | SUMMER TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR SMARTPHONE


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CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF / CHIEF CREATIVE DIRECTOR / CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER William Jackson, Round Rock, Texas EDITORIAL TEAM InFluential Magazine Chief Business Officer William Jackson Editor-in-Chief William Jackson Chief Creative Director William Jackson Assistant Creative Director Leonardo D’Almagro Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Jr. Beauty Editor Veronica Hageman Health & Wellness Editor Ingrid Garner Technology Editor James Nelson West Coast Affiliate Gloria Thornton Business and Fashion Consultant Leonardo D’Almagro Spanish InFluential Editor Leonardo D’Almagro Jr. Editor David E. Venegas Q. Jr. Beauty Editor Esteban Casas Jr. Fashion Editor Fabbiola Palumbo Sports Editor Marcelo Galvez Leiva Teen InFluential Editor Nicole Glenn Jr. Editor Mia Dedear Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Jr. Beauty Editor Veronica Hageman WRITING TEAM Contributing Writers InFluential Magazine: Jeanette Chivvis, Lauren Reid Spanish InFluential: Dulcequibrio, Marcelo A. Gálvez Leiva, Argenis Gudiño, Harry Levy, Fabbiola Palumbo, Dr.Miguel Sira, Julio Romano, Nixon Ruiz, David Venegas Teen InFluential Victoria Garcia Guest Contributing Writers InFluential Magazine William Jackson, Kelli Ponce Spanish InFluential Jacqueline Aguilera, Marisol Alcalá Pantoja , Rafael Alcalde, Sergio Aranda, María Angélica Cabello Silva, L.N David Eduardo Girón Gutiérrez, Dr. Leoncio Moncada, Dra. Herminia Morales Hernández, Dr. Julio Palacios, Dr. Armando Lagos Teen InFluential: Mia Dedear, Nicole Glenn, Veronica Hageman ART & PRODUCTION Chief Creative Director William Jackson Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Jr. Beauty Editor Veronica Hageman Fashion Consultant Leonardo D’Almagro Creative Services What Taller Gráfico Argenis Gudino, Jose Luis Venegas Quintero Web Design The MOD Studio Contributing Photographers Jorge Anaya, Keziban Barry, Daria Belikova, Patricia Burrieza, Macall B. Polay/HBO, Walter Delgado, Lawrence Klein Magnifique, LLC, www.hbo.com/, Simon Lopez, Rogger Marchan, Jesús Marcano, Luke Nugent, Alex Padrón, Mariana Patiño,

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t has been almost six years since our premiere Issue of InFluential Magazine and today is a perfect day to express my gratitude to our readers and community at large for the resounding support of all the improvements we continue to implement. I am so proud of the strides we have made and will continue to make.

Thank you for the feedback so many of you have provided. Sometimes magazines can get a bit out of touch with the readership they serve, and at times we lose touch with what readers want to see on our pages. We are working diligently to better understand our audience and to deliver a valuable product to you on a consistent basis. Our July / August Issues are chocked full of, what we hope you will find to be, interesting articles, useful tips on how to continue living our best lives, and stunning photography to captivate our sense of sight. We hope to inspire all to get Back in the Swing of Things; all things positive. InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential, like all successful media organizations, have had to accelerate the pace of innovation in the ways we gather, evaluate, and distribute news and information. This is a responsibility we do not take lightly. It is both our obligation and privilege to continue to bring topics that matter, to you, to your family, and to our community, using the media and methods that work best for you. We cannot deliver the independent, original journalism for which we are known without the loyalty of our readers. We want to take this opportunity, on behalf of all InFluential family of contributors, to thank you for that loyalty. Please accept our wishes that you have an amazing summer,

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

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

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

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Lauren Reid

| Account Executive, C. Blohm & Associates | Madison, Wisconsin Lauren Reid is an Account Executive at C. Blohm & Associates, a PR and marketing agency based in Madison, Wisconsin. She began her PR career in higher education, which led to her tenure at CB&A. For the past year, Reid has spent her time developing and executing visibility campaigns for education clients. When not at work, she enjoys exploring local hotspots and spending time creating DIY home projects.


FEATURE

TURN ANY MOMENT INTO SOMETHING REMARKABLE! OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CHEF

NICOLE

PATEL of

DELYSIA CHOCOLATIER

DELYSIA CHOCOLATIER IS AUSTIN’S PREMIER ARTISAN CHOCOLATE MAKER. DELYSIA CHOCOLATIER OFFERS AWARD-WINNING ARTISAN CONFECTIONS THAT TAKE CHOCOLATE TO NEW HORIZONS AND PUSH CULINARY BOUNDARIES IN THE MOST DELICIOUSLY CREATIVE WAYS. EVERY PRODUCT IS HANDMADE IN THEIR AUSTIN-BASED CULINARY CENTER USING FINE QUALITY, SUSTAINABLE CHOCOLATE AND THE FRESHEST INGREDIENTS SO CONNOISSEURS CAN ENJOY CHOCOLATE NEAR PERFECTION.

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t was inspiring to learn more about Nicole Patel, the dynamic lady behind the remarkable delicacy, and how she continues to make life sweeter for her family and delighted customers. We’re thrilled to bring our riveting interview with Chef Patel to you.

first tried our chocolate really brings me happiness and encourages me to keep pushing the boundaries of what is traditionally blended with chocolate.

William Jackson: Who is Chef Nicole Patel? Chef Nicole Patel: I feel I am best described as a mother, businesswoman, engineer, artist, and philanthropist dedicated to serve local communities and share my passion through creating delicious chocolate confections for life’s every occasion.

William: Are you a culinary school prodigy? Chef Nicole: No, I am actually self-taught and it became an escape that relieved some stress from my corporate engineering job. During my first pregnancy, I was not able to venture out and shop for gifts during the holidays. I watched a TV segment on how to make your own chocolate truffles and I took on the challenge to make my own as gifts. This little hobby then turned into a business.

William: What makes you smile? Chef Nicole: Customer loyalty. I love seeing familiar faces walk through the store to come say ‘Hi’ and curious to try our new flavors. Listening to their stories of when they

William: How do you explain chocolate? What is it? What is it not? Chef Nicole: Chocolate is so unique it can be indulged in any form; melted, solid, molded, and sculpted into

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decorative shapes. Delysia Chocolatier is a chocolatier that stretches its arm into making different creations of chocolate and knowing the best pairing for tastes. I and my team can agree that chocolate does not always go with everything but we do like to push the limit and offer our guests unimaginable options. William: Explain your keen fascination with chocolate. Chef Nicole: Chocolate itself as a food group is not necessarily a passion for me. I don’t crave a piece of chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, or one of my own confections. Many will be surprised to learn that I can’t eat chocolate, as it gives me migraines. For me, chocolate is this unique medium that I can mold and manipulate to be whatever I want it to be - savory or sweet, traditional or unique. I have this unexplainable talent for handcrafting chocolates - it comes naturally to me, which is amazing because I have never actually eaten a full piece of my own creations. My passion is driven by watching our customers enjoy our chocolates, whether it is their first time or hundredth. William: What is the next best thing to chocolate? Chef Nicole: I believe the next ‘big thing’ to bring to chocolate is creativity and experimentation. I enjoy seeing

“ Chocolate is so unique it can be indulged in any form; melted, solid, molded, and sculpted into decorative shapes. Delysia Chocolatier is a chocolatier that stretches its arm into making different creations of chocolate and knowing the best pairing for tastes.

people’s reaction when they taste something they wouldn’t expect to blend with chocolate. Delysia Chocolatier has been recognized as a Top 10 Chocolatier in the Americas (by Taste TV & the International Chocolate Salon) and I believe that’s a big step into pushing the envelope of what traditionally is expected to be paired with chocolate. William: How was the name Delysia Chocolatier selected as the name of your business? Chef Nicole: I always envisioned a chocolate shop or cafe, like you would see in Europe, where people can relax, enjoy and take in the calming environment. Being in the south, we created a name that would blend two concepts together; the latin word for ‘delicious’ and a unique southern woman’s name. William: Describe chocolates from Delysia Chocolatier in ten words or less. Chef Nicole: Memorable, indulgent, rich, and bold, sophisticated, modern and unexpected William: What was your original vision for Delysia Chocolatier? Chef Nicole: I started Delysia Chocolatier as a hobby and it grew quickly into a business. Our initial vision for the business was to create chocolates for wedding favors - a simple way for earning some extra spending money. A chance visit to Becker Vineyards in the Texas Hill Country set us on a very different path. This relationship fully launched Delysia Chocolatier as a business and led to us being JULY / AUGUST 2017

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FEATURE recognized at the 1st chocolatier in Texas to handcraft chocolate truffles made with local wines. These flavors are still available in our Wine collection chocolate truffles. William: Have you needed to make revisions to your vision? Chef Nicole: One would say we revise DAILY! The business is definitely a living organism, often with a mind of its own. I never imagined being in business for almost nine years, owning an actual facility and becoming a renown chocolatier. Eight years ago, I was making chocolates for fun and mailing them to family or friends! It’s the best, yet challenging, part of owning a business - it’s exciting to see where it takes you and often we feel like we are just along for the ride. William: What, in your opinion, is most unique about Delysia Chocolatier? Chef Nicole: We focus on how the experience of indulging in chocolate can turn any moment into something remarkable. We offer over sixty unique flavors, from the classic milk or dark chocolate to the unique curry or honey. William: How do you meet the needs of the more health conscience client? Chef Nicole: We strive to create chocolate for everyone. We never want your dietary restriction or allergen to hinder your ability to taste and indulge. If you’re sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, or require any other dietary restriction, we are more than happy to develop and assist you on picking the perfect chocolate option. William: What is most important to you as a business woman? Chef Nicole: One of our goals when launching Delysia was to create a brand for the local community. I love meeting new people and making new connections to develop relationships that could possibly lead into a new business project. To see your name and brand recognized as one of the Top 10 Chocolatiers in the Americas is already

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a great feeling, but knowing that you have familiarized yourself within the community you live and work in is a feeling I can cherish forever. William: How important to you is it to expand your brand outside of Austin? Chef Nicole: I believe expansion comes with time and I am happy to say we are headed in the right direction. Delysia Chocolatier is becoming recognized all across the US as we are continuously receiving orders from all around and outside of Texas. We’ve even began shipped to Canada and other regions outside of the US. William: What is the secret to balance being a great wife and mother, with managing effectively a thriving business? Chef Nicole: Time and patience are key to my business. Weekends are the days I can be home to refresh with my family and rejuvenate. In order to keep a well-balanced mind, I know I need to step out of the business mind and relax with no business talk. Having reliable and sustainable support systems on both sides, business and family, helps me achieve tremendously as I know I couldn’t have made it this far without them. William: How does your family provide you inspiration and support? Chef Nicole: We pride our brand on being a family owned company with family collaboration. My husband is always there to help come up with unique ideas and new flavors (he’s the mastermind behind our spicy ghost pepper bark and crunchy cricket bark) and my boys lend a helping hand at events while learning at a young age the hard work and dedication required to be a business owner. William: Of what are you most proud? Chef Nicole: I get commended on being self-taught. As such, I ground my business in a strong work ethic. I hope my children see my success as an example that if you practice and set your mind to something, the opportunities are endless.


William: What do you hope will be your legacy? Chef Nicole: I’d love for people to look at my brand and recognize a female entrepreneur following her passion and encourages others throughout the community to reach beyond their ambitions. William: How do you ensure for sure that is your legacy? Chef Nicole: When I go out and meet people and share more information on Delysia Chocolatier, they are always impressed or surprised that they are meeting the woman behind the company. I want our brand name to be known as a company that is very hands on. Though it might be impossible, I want to build a connection with everyone that tastes our products and hear their first reaction. Overall I want our legacy to come from loyalty and friendliness. William: Are you successful? Chef Nicole: To me, being successful is doing something you love every day. I get to see my family, teach my team and keep improving for the next day,

“ We focus on how the experience of indulging in chocolate can turn any moment into something remarkable. We offer over sixty unique flavors, from the classic milk or dark chocolate to the unique curry or honey.

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week, month, and year. I strongly believe that is a success alone. It also makes me proud when my two young boys brag about their mom being the best chocolatier in the country. I truly feel on top of the world that they are so proud of their mom. William: What is the greatest advice you’ve received? Chef Nicole: Follow your woman’s intuition. Don’t stress over the competition as it will only drive you crazy. Be genuine in all that you do. Remember to value quality and the customer relationship. And when thing get tough or seem too challenging, just remember you are in way too deep to get out now! William: What Words of Wisdom are you inspired to share? Chef Nicole: The amount of success you can achieve is endless. Don’t settle by taking the easy route. Challenge yourself and push yourself to the limit. You can only get as much as you put in. l

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DRY SOCIETY STYLING LOUNGE PRESENTS DRY SOCIETY STYLING LOUNGE OFFERS SUMMER HAIR CARE TIPS FEATURING PRODUCT FROM R+CO

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ummertime is here which means vacations, laid back fun in the sun and lounging by the pool. However, it is important that hair treatment does not become this carefree. Dry Society Styling Lounge is providing the perfect hair products and tips from R+Co that will help combat the dry summer heat.

hair by lathering as often as you need. It will not only protect your hair from all that vitamin D, but also keep it smelling fresh with it’s “rosy eyed” scent and vegan and cruelty-free ingredients.

Summer Time Detangler Whether at the beach, on the boat, or even at the pool hair always seems to manage to get tangled into knots that are dreadful to comb through. R+Co has created a de-tangling spray that can help you through this Summer’s biggest tangles.

Pinstripe Detangling Spray by R+Co helps moisturize and detangle Summer hair when applied just after stepping out of the shower. Dry Society Styling Lounge is Austin’s most exclusive and luxurious styling lounge providing red carpet service to its clientele with couture styling and beautiful long-lasting blowouts. Visit the official website for Dry Society Styling Lounge at www. drysocietystylinglounge.com. l

Picture Perfect Beach Waves Every girl desires pictureperfect beach waves that they see modeled by celebrities. Dry Society has found the perfect products to help you achieve that beachy-chic look. R+Co Sail Soft Wave Spray is a light and airy mist that doesn’t leave your hair feeling crunchy or dirty. It moisturizes your locks while adding shine and style for a carefree look. Maintaining Healthy & Hydrated Hair Let’s face it, the hot summer sun dries out your hair and therefore it is essential to keep your hair healthy and hydrated. With the R+Co Atlantis Moisturizing Shampoo you can nurture your JULY / AUGUST 2017

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TOP TIPS FOR

SANDAL-READY FEET

SIMPLE SANDALS, TRENDY WEDGES OR PEEP-TOE HEELS –NO MATTER WHAT WARM-WEATHER SHOE YOU PREFER, THEY ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON– SHOWING OFF YOUR FEET. AND FOR MANY WOMEN, WELL-GROOMED FEET CAN TRANSLATE TO A GREATER SENSE OF CONFIDENCE DURING SANDAL SEASON.

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a moisturizing soak, add 1/3 cup of olive oil. Exfoliate and Moisturize: Even freshly pedicured feet can get rough and dry pretty fast. To extend the life of your pedicure, try using a foot cream that both exfoliates and moisturizes. For example, GOLD BOND Ultimate Pedi Smooth contains an exfoliating complex of four hydroxy acids and seven intensive moisturizers, a special formulation that has been clinically shown to exfoliate and smooth dry, rough skin.

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coat. Apply a base coat, two coats of your favorite polish and a top coat for maximum longevity. Then let nails dry for 10 minutes or more before slipping into shoes. Beware of Blisters: As temperatures rise, feet often sweat and swell in shoes, causing chafing and blisters. Before you head outside, protect your feet by applying adhesive bandages to spots that are likely to rub. You can also go a step further to minimize irritation by choosing the right shoes

for the weather. Opt for a more structured sandal on hot, humid days and break out your strappy sandals or heels on cooler days. More information about skin care and innovative foot products can be found at GOLDBONDUltimate.com. There is no need to hide your feet in the warm weather months. With a bit of care, you can get and keep that soft, smooth, sandal-ready feeling all season long. (StatePoint) l

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CHARLOTTE TILBURY Airbrush Flawless Finish

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Enjoy effortlessly flawless skin in a silk touch like you’ve never experienced before! We are in love with this skin perfecting finishing powder. It’s nourishing actives soothe and restore skin, while diffusing and reflecting light for a luminous complexion and even finish all day.

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ESSIE Gel Couture Nail Polish “Stitch By Stitch”

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ow you wash the clothes you wear is every bit as personal and unique to you as the clothes themselves. Knowing your laundry personality could help ease the load and make the chore easy and fail-proof. A quarter of American households say they overload their washer most of the time, according to a survey commissioned by LG Electronics. Even people who say they are doing their laundry efficiently still have complaints with the process. In fact, more than three-fourths believe washers can be improved. Recognizing your laundry personality and choosing products that cater to your unique style will make doing laundry an easy, and perhaps even enjoyable, affair! Here are four common laundry personalities, their identifying traits, and tips for achieving maximum efficiency:

CHIC, TRENDY, SPORTY, BOHEMIAN, SOPHISTICATED, FUN, CLASSIC — YOU PROBABLY HAVE A CLEAR VISION OF YOUR FASHION AND STYLE PERSONALITY. BUT DO YOU KNOW YOUR LAUNDRY PERSONALITY?

The Light Loader Does your desire to separate and preserve clothes, including those delicate special care items, ever leave you with the only option of running the washer with just one or two items? You’re not alone. According to

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a recent survey commissioned by LG Electronics, 60 percent of Americans admitted to running a full load of laundry for six items or less. The LG TWINWash system will put an end to that, letting consumers tackle two loads of laundry at once, or independently. The industry-first twoin-one washing machine includes a front-load washer ergonomically placed on the top for larger loads, and a smaller washer, the LG Sidekick, which sits within the pedestal for those small specialty loads. The LG


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SideKick provides an additional 1-foot capacity and has six cycles to choose from: normal, intimates, hand wash, active wear, rinse + spin and tub clean, allowing consumers to wash those smaller loads, saving time and energy. The Super Sorter Does the thought of washing dark jeans and a pink blouse in the same load leave you light-headed? You and 20 percent of Americans prefer to avoid mixing items of different colors in the same load. Some of those surveyed also don’t trust washing items like delicates (52 percent),

jackets (49 percent) and blouses (30 percent) in the main wash. Facilitate your separation efforts by using multiple baskets or hampers in your laundry room. Label them — darks, whites, delicates, workout, etc. — and encourage family members to drop their dirty clothes in the appropriate basket. For items not trusted for the main wash, the LG SideKick, part of the TWINWash system, can help tackle smaller loads, ensuring they’re properly washed by one of the six cycles. The Dumper Do you do minimal separation? You’re joined by a majority of Americans that load up their washer. A recent survey concluded that 80 percent of Americans have purposely overloaded their washer to avoid doing a second load of laundry. Plus, 22 percent of Americans have deemed clothes not properly cleaned because of an overloaded washer. High-efficiency front-load washing machines alleviate both of these problems. Unlike traditional top-load washing machines with agitators, front-load washers offer greater capacity while using much less water, which actually cleans clothes better! It’s a myth that more water equals cleaner clothes. Plus, they have faster spin speeds than their top-load counterparts, which means your clothes come out dryer, saving you time and energy when drying your clothes. Use color-safe detergent and cold water for every load of colors. With today’s super-efficient detergents and

better washing machines, you don’t need hot or even warm water to get clothes clean; cold will work just fine and will reduce the chance of colors fading or bleeding into each other. The Habitual Dry Cleaner Summer is a busy — and sticky — time, running from work to outdoor barbecues during the hottest months of the year. And refreshing that summer wardrobe between pool parties is key to the habitual dry cleaner looking and feeling their best. That’s where the LG Styler comes in. The LG Styler is a fashion-forward, one-of-a-kind clothing management system that can refresh and sanitize clothing in as little as 20 minutes. Just get back from an outdoor cocktail party? Simply place your favorite dresses, shirts or suits inside and let LG’s TrueSteam technology work its magic to reduce wrinkles and odors from things like sweat or smoke, without any harsh chemicals. While it doesn’t replace dry cleaning, it can certainly help reduce trips to the cleaners while keeping your clothes crisp and ready to go before your next brunch date or happy hour. Whatever your laundry personality, you can find a washer, dryer and detergent that will make your chore easier and less time consuming. Then, you can spend that time on other things. In fact, Americans surveyed say if they could cut their laundry time in half, they’d spend that extra time hanging out with their kids, watching TV or doing other things they enjoy. (BPT) l

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ot at all, says Catherine Brock, who blogs about style on thebudgetfashionista.com. “Reaching a certain age doesn’t mean you have to give up your love of fashion, or that you can’t be stylish,” Brock says. “In our youthobsessed society, many fashion trends are geared for young women, but truly stylish clothing can work for women of any age.” Joyce Williams (name changed to protect her privacy), a resident of Brookdale Belle Meade Senior Living Community in Nashville, Tennessee, agrees. Williams didn’t leave her lifelong love of fashion behind upon moving into the senior community. Instead, she remains an avid reader of fashion magazines, and designs

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and makes her own jewelry to accessorize her wardrobe. She happily shares fashion advice with other residents who seek to remain stylish after 60. Here are some of Brock’s and Williams’ favorite tips and insights for senior women:

Senior women can have trouble finding fashion images that feature women who could be their peers, Brock says. Because most clothing is marketed with images of younger models, many older women may worry about their clothes being “ageappropriate.” Don’t be limited by that kind of thinking, she advises. The age of the model wearing the fashion is far less important than whether the style will work for you.

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MUUMUUS AND MOM JEANS OR SPANGLED CAPRIS AND ALOHA SHIRTS — IS THIS REALLY ALL THE FASHION WORLD HAS TO OFFER WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 60? DO MATURE WOMEN WHO DESIRE TO DRESS FASHIONABLY FOR SUMMER REALLY HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN “FRUMPY AND FOGEY” OR “TOO YOUNG AND TRENDY?”


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loved and pair it with an outfit that’s simple and straightforward like a pair of tailored jeans and a white blouse.

Look for garments that have a defined shape. You don’t have to wear form-fitting clothing, but do avoid overalls or baggy, pull-on pants and maxi dresses with no waistline, Brock advises.

Find your colors, Williams suggests. Everyone has certain colors that complement their skin tone, hair and eyes, and others that are less flattering. Determine which ones are yours and emphasize those colors in your wardrobe. Brock also counsels against putting too many colors in a single outfit, and says avoid wild color patterns. Instead, pick one piece in an outfit to make a color statement and use muted, complementary colors in the rest of the outfit to create a backdrop for your statement color.

Just as important as knowing your best colors, you should also

know the visual line that looks best for your body type, Williams says. For example, if you’re pear-shaped, a line that draws attention to your shoulders can be flattering, Brock adds. Apple-shaped women may find an A-line skirt flattering since it creates an angle from the shoulder to the waist.

Stay true to your own personal style, regardless of your age. “If you had a well-established personal style when you were younger, it doesn’t need to change just because you’re older,” Brock says. “If anything, as you age, you can pay more attention to your personal style and be less of a slave to the season’s trends.” Adapt your younger style to your more mature place in life by focusing on creating outfits that make only one statement at a time, she advises. For example, wear that big, chunky turquoise necklace that you’ve always

Some styles work particularly well for senior women, Brock says. Blazers and cardigans pair well with V-neck tops, sheath dresses, shift dresses and button-down shirts. “In warmer months, V-neck tops with elbow-length sleeves are the new T-shirt for seniors,” she says. “Just add a necklace for a little sparkle.” Plus, every senior woman should have wardrobe staples such as a black blazer, white button-down shirt, dark-wash jeans, straight-leg trousers, neutral-colored cardigans, a collection of dolman-sleeve tops and T-shirts with varying sleeve lengths and necklines.

Never underestimate the power of great accessories, Williams says. The right jewelry can turn an ordinary outfit into something stunning, and you can change the entire look of an outfit simply by switching around your accessories. “It’s never too late to discover your personal style,” Brock says. “Start by creating a Pinterest board and saving looks you love (get a fashion-minded younger friend to help if you’re not tech-savvy). Then reacquaint yourself with your body type and go shopping with a friend. Try on different cuts of pants, skirts and dresses until you both agree on which are the most flattering. Find the cuts that look good on you and then start experimenting with colors and textures.” (BPT) l

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ANTONELLA SALVUCCI WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 18, IN CIVITAVECCHIA, ROME. SHE STARTED HER MODELING CAREER AS A FASHION MODEL IN ITALY AND FRANCE, GRACING THE COVERS AND PAGES OF POPULAR WEEKLY AND SPECIALIST PERIODICALS.

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o cultivate her interest in acting Salvucci enrolled in acting workshops directed by Lino Damiani, theater workshops, and master classes led by Anna Strasberg. During this time, she focused on improving her English language performance abilities and subsequently moved, for a short time, to Los Angeles, California. There she deepened her studies of film and acting using acting coach Bernard Hiller’s special techniques. Arriving back in Italy, Salvucci was ready for the small screen and soon landed roles on a number of successful television dramas such as Assassini per Caso and Distretto di Polizia 5.

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Aurelio Grimaldi selected her to be the female lead in the movie L’educazione Sentimentale di Eugènie. Adapted from a novel by Marquis De Sade, she played the role of a noblewoman of the eighteenth century who was both sweet and devilish. Her skill in interpreting acting roles role has caught the attention of many well-known figures in the field of entertainment. Paolo Sorrentino, one of Italy’s finest directors, selected Salvucci for his movie The Family Friend, starring Fabrizio Bentivoglio and Giacomo Rizzo. More roles soon followed for Salvucci with parts in The Torturer directed by Lamberto Bava, Red Riding Hood by Giacomo Cimini, Night of the Sinner by Alessandro Perrella and starring Robert Englund, La Rabbia by Louis Nero, and

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Marco Carlucci’s Il Punto Rosso. Also embraced by international production teams, Salvucci appears in American movies shot on location in Italy, such as The Voice & the Diva directed by Michael Oblowitz, and Enforcer, the television series being directed by Don Maxwell with Salvucci contributing as executive producer.

Salvucci is the preferred choice to host a variety of festivals and prestigious film awards ceremonies in Italy and abroad. She has conquered theatre as well having starred in several comedy and musical productions. Antonella Salvucci’s career is marked by her charming personality and captivating charisma which she maintains as her career continues to grow. Operating with high levels of professionalism and genuine commitment, she has the qualities that are hallmarks of a successful individual. The true super star! Visit the official website of Antonella Salvucci at www.antonellasalvucci.com. l


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FINDING WAYS TO CURB YOUR MONTHLY SPENDING MAY LEAVE YOU FEELING LIKE YOU’RE LIVING TO WORK, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. WHEN YOU’VE TRIMMED THE EXCESS FROM YOUR MONTHLY BUDGET AND STILL NEED TO CUT BACK MORE, IT MAY TAKE SOME CREATIVE THINKING TO GET THOSE DOLLARS AND CENTS TO START ADDING UP.

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or most people, the first step toward saving on bills is getting rid of all the extra spending. However, that’s not always enough, and it’s not always practical or realistic to cut down to bare bones. Before you stress about where to cut next, take a look at these tips for little changes that can add up to big savings:

people subscribe to a cable or satellite package that has plenty of excess channels. Many streaming options allow you to take a more custom approach so you’re only paying for the programming you actually watch.

you’re only paying for the features and services you use, and that you’re not paying for more data or access than you need. You may even find that looking into a prepaid program like the NUU Mobile Smartphone bundle is the most cost-effective route. You can get one of the latest Android smartphones with up to 2 months of the Lycamobile $29 monthly unlimited plan included. The plan provides unlimited nationwide talk, text and data, as well as unlimited international texts and a generous international calling allowance. With no contract and the ability to make the switch in minutes, there is no need to worry about spending valuable time waiting in line for a new device and plan.

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steamy shower may be part of your morning ritual, but if you’re looking for places to cut, it only makes sense to look at ways to quit sending money down the drain. Cut back on shower


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time and take other steps to modify your water bill, such as researching non-peak times for cheaper dishwasher and laundry operation.

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power under control. If you habitually flit from room to room and leave lights on in your wake, you’re simply wasting

money. Turn lights off wh en you leave the room and make sure electronics aren’t drawing power when they’re not in use, not only for safety but for savings, too.

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Adjust your climate. Changing your thermostat even a couple of degrees can make a big difference

in your bill. Rely on dimmed lights, window treatments and fans to help keep rooms cool, and always nudge the temperature up or down several degrees when you’ll be away for an extended period. Small changes in your daily habits can have a surprisingly big impact, especially over a period of time. Explore more budget-friendly options to fit your lifestyle at nuumobile.com. (Family Features) l

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TIPS FOR BALANCING RETIREMENT SAVINGS AND PAYING FOR COLLEGE

MOST PEOPLE WANT TO HELP THEIR CHILDREN PAY FOR A QUALITY COLLEGE EDUCATION, BUT IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO BALANCE PERSONAL FINANCIAL GOALS AND FUNDING YOUR KIDS’ EDUCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS. WHEN RETIREMENT SAVINGS IS SACRIFICED FOR COLLEGE COSTS, IT CAN BE A DISSERVICE TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

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Tip 1: Don’t put retirement on the back burner. While funding your children’s college education is important, your retirement savings should take priority. Strive to contribute 10 to 15 percent of your take-home pay toward retirement savings. The

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reality is college is four years and retirement can be 30+ years. Plus, there’s no scholarship for retirement like there is for college! Tip 2: Take the free money. If your workplace retirement plan comes with a match, take it.


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Contribute the minimum to receive your employer match. At the end of the day, it’s free money and that’s the best kind. Tip 3: Involve your children in the college cost discussion. College is expensive, so make sure you’re discussing with your kids overall costs and what you’re willing to contribute. Have them help research financial aid and scholarship opportunities, too. Remember, you want to find a school that’s the best fit — so don’t let the initial “sticker price” scare your children from applying. Some private colleges may give the best aid packages, but other times they may not. Don’t make assumptions and always keep your options open. The goal is to find the college with the best value. Tip 4: Don’t take on more than you can afford. While involving your children in the discussion, it’s also important to make sure you’re not setting them up for failure when they graduate. As they research student loan possibilities, make sure they’ll be able to comfortably afford payments once they graduate, and that they’re not taking on too much debt.

you want to make payments during school or not, etc. This shows your child what repayment will look like under each option so you can both be clear on the details and agree on a game plan.

aggressive. Pare down costs where possible and take advantage of catch-up contributions. People who are 50 or older can contribute an extra $6,000 to their 401(k) or an extra $1,000 to an IRA this tax year.

Tip 5: Consider the college savings plan that’s best for you. Consider opening a 529 that allows flexible spending toward higher education. Should your child choose to forgo traditional college education or not require the funds set aside, you can easily change the beneficiary to another child or relative.

Tip 7: Don’t become the “bank of Mom and Dad.” You want to help your kids, but once you set the precedent that it’s OK for your children to ask for money (or a contribution toward college), they may feel they can frequently approach you later in life for funds. Don’t set the tone that you’ll always be there to financially support them. You want them to grow wings so they can fly independently (and so you can happily enter retirement and enjoy those golden years).

If you’re skeptical of a 529, consider a Roth IRA if your income limits allow. Although typically used for retirement, the Roth IRA has an exception where you can withdraw your contributions from the account at any time tax- and penalty-free for qualified education expenses. The remaining money can be collected in your retirement. Tip 6: Starting late? Play catch-up. If saving for retirement has not been a priority, it’s time to get

While you should talk with your child about potential majors and career paths, it’s important also to add financial conversations into the mix. For more tips, and to learn more about personalized student loan solutions, visit www.collegeavestudentloans.com. (BPT) l

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o you pay attention to how much protein you eat at each meal? A new study suggests that when it comes to weight loss and healthy aging, getting enough protein at mealtimes is important. Duke University researchers found obese women who ate adequate or high amounts of protein, including nutrient-rich lean pork, as part of a six month weight-loss diet not only lost weight, they improved their ability to get around, too. “There’s no magic bullet when it comes to weight loss,” said Connie Bales, PhD, professor in medicine at Duke University. “But our research suggests a higher-protein, lowercalorie diet, including lean pork, could be a viable solution – especially for older women who are most at risk.”

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While most Americans eat the majority of their protein at dinner, researchers suggest there could be benefits to spreading protein throughout the day. In this study, women ate 30 grams of protein at each meal with two of the meals including lean pork. Choices like tenderloin, lowsodium ham, chops and lean ground pork are among the seven cuts of pork that meet the USDA guidelines for “lean” by containing less than 10 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat and 95 milligrams of cholesterol per 100 grams of meat. In fact, pork tenderloin has the same amount of fat as a skinless chicken breast. The next time you fire up your grill, try these lemon-basil pork chops. Serve up 30 grams of tasty protein for dinner, while tapping into the flavors of summer. Visit porkbeinspired.com and Smithfield.com for more porkinspired recipes, intriguing flavors and nutritional information.

Grilled Lemon-Basil Pork Chops with Lemon-Basil Orzo Serves: 4 - 4 bone-in ribeye (rib) pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick - 3 small lemons - 2 tablespoons olive oil

- 5 cloves garlic, minced - 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped - 8 ounces orzo - salt, to taste - pepper, to taste Zest and juice lemons. In small bowl, combine lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and basil. Set aside 3 tablespoons of mixture. Transfer remaining mixture to large resealable bag and add pork. Set aside for 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Meanwhile, prepare orzo according to package directions. Drain and return orzo to pot. Stir in reserved lemon-basil mixture and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Prepare a grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil grate. Remove pork from marinade; discard marinade. Season pork with salt and pepper and grill until internal temperature reaches 145 F, about 4 minutes per side. Remove chops from grill and let rest 3 minutes. Serve chops with orzo. Nutritional information per serving: 440 calories; 30 g fat; 3 g saturated fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 30 g protein; 47 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 60 mg sodium. (Family Features) l

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he secret to successful foil cooking is locking in the layers of flavor from each ingredient. It’s surprisingly simple to create delicious, healthy dishes when cooking with foil. An ingredient like seasoned rice vinegar offers a wholesome alternative to many condiments and flavorings while giving your packet a big flavor boost. With no artificial preservatives, flavors or ingredients and no high-fructose corn syrup, Nakano® Rice Vinegars are the perfect solution for building better-for-you foil-packet meals. With organic varieties and easy-to-read labels featuring real, recognizable ingredients, you can feel great about layering delicious flavor into your next foil-packet meal with rice vinegar. Garlic seasoned rice vinegar delivers a boost of flavor to this Asian-inspired chicken, creating a sensational main dish. Add crisp fresh veggies tossed with organic rice vinegar and garlic as a side then finish the meal with a sweet

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take on a juicy fruit crisp. Find more inspired ideas for healthy meals at Mizkan.com/Recipes. 7 Steps to the Perfect Foil Pouch

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A 12-inch square piece of foil is a good starting point, but you may need to adjust depending on the recipe. Remember you’ll need plenty of extra room around the ingredients for the heat to build up and cook the contents to perfection.

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Use heavy-duty foil to avoid tears or poor seals that can spill ingredients and precious seasonings and juices.

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Spread foil on a flat surface and add a light nonstick spray, if needed.

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long sides of the foil together over the food. Pinch together and make 1/2-inch folds straight across at least twice for a strong seal.

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Remember to leave plenty of open space between the foil and food.

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Make 1/2-inch folds on each short end, folding toward food but leaving at least 1 1/2-2 inches between the seam and food.

7Handle pouch with care to avoid

piercing or tearing, and always use tongs to remove pouches from heat.

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AS THE SAYING GOES, BIG THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES AND THAT MAY EXPLAIN THE BURGEONING POPULARITY OF FOIL-PACKET RECIPES. MINIMAL PREPARATION AND CLEANUP ARE EASY TRADE-OFFS FOR THE IMMENSE FLAVORS YOU CAN CREATE IN THESE TINY CONTAINERS, WHETHER YOU PREPARE THEM IN THE OVEN, ON THE GRILL OR OVER AN OPEN FLAME.

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- 1 cup fresh green pepper strips - 1 cup fresh red pepper strips - 8 fresh stalks asparagus, slicing off 1/4 inch from bottom of stalk - 1 fresh portobello mushroom, sliced into 1/2-inch squares - 1 cup fresh eggplant, diced into 1/2-inch squares Heat oven or grill to 375 F. In large bowl, mix together rice vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, parsley and garlic to create marinade. Clean vegetables then place them in marinade in small batches. Toss to coat then place in foil pouch. Pour remaining marinade over vegetables and seal pouch.

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Bake in oven or over indirect heat on grill 25 minutes. Add salt and pepper, to taste, after removing pouch from heat. Chef’s tip: Open pouch after 20 minutes of cooking and allow vegetables to crisp slightly under direct heat for remaining 5 minutes. (Family Features)

Gochujang-Glazed Chicken Servings: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes - 4 tablespoons Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar – Roasted Garlic

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- 2 teaspoons gochujang (chile bean paste) - 6 tablespoons maple syrup - 4 teaspoons soy sauce - 2 tablespoons, plus 2 teaspoons, olive oil - 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard - 1/2 teaspoon salt - 1/2 teaspoon pepper - 8 chicken thighs - 4 cups fresh cauliflower, riced (use grater or food processer so cauliflower resembles rice) - 1 1/2 cups fresh scallions, sliced - 2 cups fresh sugar snap peas - 3 sprigs fresh cilantro, for garnish Heat oven or grill to 375 F. In large bowl, mix together vinegar, gochujang, maple syrup, soy sauce,


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olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper to form marinade. Dip chicken in marinade and toss lightly until coated. Lightly oil foil pouch and layer base of pouch with cauliflower. Add scallions and sugar snap peas then place chicken on top. Carefully pour remaining marinade over pouch contents (ensuring that liquid stays inside foil). Seal foil packet and bake or grill 30 minutes. Open foil to create 2-inch long vent then bake or grill another 15 minutes, or until completely cooked. Garnish with cilantro before serving. Chef’s tip: For best results and added flavor, marinate chicken 30 minutes before preparing pouches. Substitutions: In place of gochujang, red pepper flake paste

- 6 tablespoons butter, diced into 1/4-inch squares

can be made by mixing 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes with a few dashes soy sauce and 1 dash sugar. Alternatively, substitute 2 teaspoons sriracha for gochujang.

Heat oven to 375 F. Toss pears in rice vinegar and set into lightly greased foil pouch. Combine remaining ingredients in bowl and use two forks to combine ingredients until mixture becomes crumbly.

Bartlett Pear and Oat Crisp Servings: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes

Pour mixture evenly over pears, seal pouch and bake 20 minutes.

- 4 cups fresh pears, medium diced - 4 tablespoons Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar – Mango - 3/4 cup quick oats - 2/3 cup brown sugar - 1/2 cup, plus 2 teaspoons, all-purpose flour - 1/2 teaspoon salt - 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Open top of foil and bake another 10 minutes, or until crisp and golden. Chef’s tips: For crispier crust, refrigerate crumbly mixture 30 minutes before baking. Serve with scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. (Family Features) l

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ith some fruits, half or more is wasted when you throw away the seeds and peel, but you may be surprised to learn that you can use an entire watermelon, including the rind, to make delicious and refreshing dishes. Most people think of watermelon as a sweet, juicy snack perfect for hot summer days, but with its high water content (92 percent), the fruit is more than just tasty. It’s also an ideal way to keep your body hydrated. What’s more, the ability to use the entire fruit makes watermelon one of the most versatile and valueconscious options in the produce department. An average watermelon consists of about 70 percent fruit and 30 percent rind. Hollowed out, the rind is an attractive way to serve any number of recipes, but the rind is actually edible, too, and can be stir-fried, stewed or pickled, or even enjoyed raw. This yummy slaw gets its distinctive crunch from the watermelon rind, which is packed with citrulline and arginine, two compounds that may aid in healthy blood flow.

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Watermelon is also a flavorful substitute for tomatoes, as shown in this traditional Italian appetizer, and contains higher levels of lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable per serving, according to awardwinning nutrition author and registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer.

- 2 tablespoons honey - 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 12 slices salt, to taste pepper, to taste - 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, loosely chopped - 2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil - 1 sprig basil, for garnish

Additionally, it lends some sweetness to a spicy salsa and a refreshing twist on a summery salad. You can also try blending watermelon with other fresh fruits for a super smoothie or mixing it up with some adult libations (and don’t forget, you can transform the rind into a mini-keg in minutes; just add a pour spout).

Place watermelon slices on paper towels and cover with additional paper towels to absorb excess fluid.

Find more ideas for using every bite of fruit, juice and rind at watermelon.org.

Watermelon Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction Makes: 6 servings - 12 slices watermelon cut into rounds or squares, approximately - 3 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick, with seeds removed - 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

In small saucepan over medium heat, add vinegar and honey. Stir to blend, bring to simmer and reduce heat. Stir occasionally until mixture is reduced by almost half. (Do not let reduce too far or allow to froth.) Set aside to cool slightly. On large platter, place watermelon slices and top each with slice of cheese. Add salt and pepper, to taste, then sprinkle basil leaves evenly over top. Drizzle with olive oil, followed by reduced balsamic vinegar. Garnish with sprig of basil. Tip: Use red and yellow watermelon for an extra pretty presentation.

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SLICED OR DICED, GRILLED OR BLENDED, THERE ARE COUNTLESS WAYS TO PREPARE WATERMELON.

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- 1/2 to 1 inch thick, with sedes removed - 5-15 ice pop sticks Insert ice pop stick into rind of each slice. Optional variation: After inserting sticks, freeze ice popsbefore serving.

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Watermelon Rind Slaw Makes: 4 one-cup servings Dressing: - 1/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt - 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream - 1 1/2 tablespoons stoneground mustard - 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar - 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice - 1 tablespoon sugar - 1 teaspoon poppy seeds - 2 teaspoons olive oil salt, to taste pepper, to taste

seeds, olive oil, salt and pepper thoroughly. Set aside. Place watermelon rind on several layers of paper towels to soak up excess fluid. In medium bowl, place dressing, rind, carrot and pineapple, and toss to thoroughly coat.

Watermelon Slice Ice Pops Makes: 5-15 servings - 5-15 watermelon slices, cut into triangular wedge shapes, about

Slaw: - 4 cups grated watermelon rind (fruit and Green peel removed) - 1 cup grated carrot - 1 1/2 cups diced fresh - pineapple In small bowl, blend Greek yogurt, sour cream, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, poppy

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Makes: 3 cups - 2 cups cubed and seeded watermelon - 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries - 1 cup raspberry kefir - 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate - 2 tablespoons hemp - 2 tablespoons agave syrup - ice (optional) Place watermelon, raspberries, raspberry kefir, orange juice concentrate, hemp, agave syrup and ice, if desired, in blender and blend until smooth. (Family Features). l


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ot only does versatile watermelon lend a unique taste to your menu, it’s a healthy ingredient that provides natural hydration with 92 percent wáter content, along with the antioxidant lycopene and the amino acid citrulline. These recipes show how, with a little creative carving, you can use the whole melon, including flesh, juice and rind, for big value and zero waste. Find more fiesta-ready recipes at watermelon.org. Cactus Carving - Medium-large oval or oblong watermelon (seeded or seedless) - Cutting board - Paring knife - Dry erase marker - Kitchen knife - Scoop - Cactus cookie cutter - Small flower cookie cutters - Toothpicks - Fire and Ice Salsa (récipe below)

will provide a sturdy base. Reserve end piece to make into small cactus. Stand watermelon upright on base. Use dry erase marker to draw simple outline of cactus shape. One-third up from bottom of watermelon, draw straight line around back, being careful not to go through cactus outline; this will create a serving bowl for watermelon salsa. Use kitchen knife to cut around outline, leaving just bowl with cactus attached. Scoop out base to form bowl. From pieces of watermelon that were cut away, use cookie cutters to make cactus pieces and flower pieces to decorate with, and chop remaining watermelon to make watermelon salsa and watermelon margaritas, or juice.

Wash watermelon under cool, running water and pat dry. On cutting board, place watermelon on its side and cut off 1/4 inch-1/2 inch from stem end; this

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Attach toothpicks randomly around cactus to make thorns and decorate with watermelon flowers. Decorate bottom rind scrap with toothpicks to resemble short, round cactus. Fill bowl with Fire and Ice Salsa and serve with tortilla chips. Fire and Ice Salsa Makes: 3 cups - 3 cups seeded and finely chopped watermelon - 1/2 cup finely diced Green peppers - 2 tablespoons lime juice - 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro - 1 tablespoon finely sliced green onion - 1-2 tablespoons finely diced - jalapeno peppers Combine ingredients; mix well and cover. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.


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THERE’S NO BETTER WAY TO SPICE UP A PARTY THAN BY USING UNEXPECTED INGREDIENTS IN FUN, FLAVORFUL DISHES AND DRINKS. FOR YOUR NEXT FIESTA, CELEBRATE A STAR OF THE PARTY WITH SWEET AND JUICY WATERMELON.

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Nachos with Watermelon Avocado Salsa Makes: 8 servings - 1 avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped - 2 teaspoons lime juice - 1/4 cup chopped cilantro - 1 minced garlic clove - 1 can (4 ounces) diced Green chilies, drained - 2 tablespoons diced red onion - 1 1/2 cups diced watermelon - 16 ounces fat-free refried beans - 11 ounces corn tortilla chips - 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated - 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream Heat oven to 350 F. To make salsa: In medium bowl, combine avocado, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, chilies and red onion; toss to thoroughly mix. Add watermelon and toss gently. Set aside. Over medium heat, heat beans until hot. Mash if preferred. Place chips on flat, oven-proof plate or cookie sheet and top with beans and cheese. Repeat layers as desired. Heat in oven 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted and chips are hot. Top with salsa mixture and sour cream. Tip: Reserve some salsa to place in bowl for dipping.

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Watermelon Margarita on the Rocks Makes: 2 margaritas Watermelon Simple Syrup: - 2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed - 1 cup sugar Watermelon Juice: - 2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed - 1/2 cup water Margarita: - lime wedges - coarse salt - ice - 4 ounces silver tequila - 4 ounces watermelon juice - 2 ounces lime juice - 1 ounce watermelon simple syrup To make watermelon simple syrup: In small saucepan over medium heat, combine watermelon and sugar. Use potato masher to mash

watermelon and sugar together, pushing out liquid and dissolving sugar. Simmer 5 minutes, Stirring frequently. Pour mixture through fine mesh sieve set over bowl or jar, pressing watermelon to extract all liquid. Set aside to cool completely. To make watermelon juice: In blender, combine watermelon and water. Blend until smooth then pour through fine mesh sieve set over bowl or jar. To assemble margaritas: use lime wedge to line rims of two glasses with juice. Dip glasses in coarse salt and carefully fill glasses with ice. Combine tequila, watermelon juice, lime juice and simple syrup in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until thoroughly chilled, about 30 seconds, and pour into prepared glasses. Garnish with lime wedges.

Blended Watermelon Margarita Makes: 2 margaritas - 2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed and frozen - 1/2 cup water - 3 ounces silver tequila - 1 1/2 ounces lime juice - 1 ounce elderflower liqueur - pinch of salt - lime slices, for garnish In blender, combine watermelon, water, tequila, lime juice, elderflower liqueur and salt. Blend until smooth. Pour into two chilled margarita glasses and garnish with lime slices. (Family Features). l

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hile symptoms can seem unpredictable, there are simple and natural ways you can prevent and relieve both bloating and gas.

food so it can nourish your body. Sadly, the number of enzymes in your body decreases as you get older or more stressed out, which opens the door for gas, bloating and irregularity.

Up your fiber. You’ve probably heard that fiber is essential for your digestive system. What you may not know is that certain types of fiber called prebiotics feed the bacteria in your gut. Without enough of it, your microbial diversity can be limited, negatively impacting your ability to break down and metabolize food. Examine your diet and add whole foods rich in prebiotic fiber, or find a food-based prebiotic supplement to ensure you’re getting enough each day.

Consider taking an enzyme supplement or eating more enzymerich foods such as raw fruits and veggies. Also, be sure to find some time to shake off daily stress.

Eat mindfully. Overeating, as well as eating too quickly, causes air to get trapped in your digestive tract. Eat mindfully and slowly. It’ll help you feel fuller faster and keep your abdomen in-check. Know yourself. Follow your gut and understand what works and what doesn’t for your body. From gluten and dairy to nuts and fried foods, and way too much sugar in just about everything made in a factory, it’s important to bring awareness to how your body handles certain ingredients. A holistic-minded, general medical practitioner can help you identify the food sources that make your gut more likely to swell.

Support your microbes. Gas and bloating are inevitable if your gut health isn’t in great shape. Unfortunately, many aspects of modern life can deplete the beneficial bacteria we’re meant to have and create a microbial imbalance. The good news? Taking an effective probiotic supplement is one of the most powerful steps you can take toward achieving a lifestyle free of gas and bloating. Doing so can also support overall wellness, giving you more energy, improving digestion, strengthening your immune system, and even optimizing your metabolism.

be found at your local Target store. With 15 different strains of healthenhancing bacteria and a patented time-released delivery method, the sensitive probiotic organisms are released over an eight-to 10-hour window so that they bypass the acidic environment of your stomach and arrive at their destination alive, where they can set up shop and get to work supporting your digestion at its core. To learn more, visit hyperbiotics. com or join the conversation on social media at #followyourgut. For a summer of confidence and comfort, take steps to support your wellness and relieve dreadful gas and bloating by focusing on your digestive health. (StatePoint) l

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ome of the top foods moms are guilty of eating o f f their kids’ plates are chicken nuggets, pizza crust, French fries, potato chips, mac and cheese, pancakes and cupcakes. “While those few bites may seem inconsequential, the extra calories can really add up over time, and may be detrimental to weight maintenance and weight loss efforts,” says Courtney McCormick, corporate dietitian at Nutrisystem.

COMMON REASONS YOU MAY BE PACKING ON POUNDS

On average, eating those leftovers on your child’s plate once a day for one week can add up to more than 400 additional calories. Nibbling at that rate equals nearly six pounds per year! To help moms make healthier choices, McCormick is offering the following tips. Eat mindfully. Be aware of just how much food you’re picking from your child’s plate. Include this food in your daily calorie count and rethink your eating throughout the rest of the day. Consider forgoing a snack or eating less at a meal. Reassess your child’s portions. If your child consistently has leftovers, reassess portions. Look at your child’s hands for guidance -- protein such as meat, fish and chicken should be the size of their palm; fruits and veggies should be the size of two palms; healthy fats like cheese, nut butters and avocado should be the size of their

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A PIZZA CRUST HERE, A CHICKEN NUGGET THERE. CAN EATING LEFTOVERS OFF YOUR CHILD’S PLATE REALLY ADD UP? THE ANSWER IS YES. EIGHTY-ONE PERCENT OF MOMS WITH KIDS UNDER 18 ADMIT TO EATING OFF THEIR KIDS’ PLATES BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER A MEAL. WHAT’S MORE, ONE IN THREE SAY THEY EAT LESS HEALTHFULLY NOW THAN THEY DID BEFORE THEY BECAME A PARENT, ACCORDING TO A NEW SURVEY CONDUCTED ON BEHALF OF NUTRISYSTEM BY HARRIS POLL. thumb (from knuckle to tip); and pasta, rice and other grains should be the size of their fist.

Save it for later. If you feel the urge to eat leftovers because you can’t stand to see food get wasted, then save your child’s leftovers and serve it to them later as a snack or meal.

Be picky. If you do find yourself grabbing leftovers, go for the less caloric choices. For example, opt for the blueberries and carrots instead of the chicken nuggets.

Eat while they eat. If you’re picking at your child’s plate because you’re hungry, then try to have your own healthful snack or meal to eat while your child is eating. Make sure you choose items

for your diet rather than just select the same foods your child is eating. More wellness tips can be found on Nutrisystem’s blog “The Leaf,” at leaf.nutrisystem.com. Parenthood doesn’t necessarily need to translate to weight gain. With a few smart strategies, you can keep your calorie needs in balance and your weight in-check.(StatePoint) l

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SUMMER IS PERFECT FOR STAYING ACTIVE AND SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS WITH LOVED ONES, BUT THE FRANTIC PACE OF THE SEASON AND OVERLOAD OF ACTIVITIES CAN TAKE A TOLL ON THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

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Eat Well. Food is fuel, and it’s necessary to keep the entire family energized. During warmer weather, cravings often lean toward lighter foods, making it the perfect time to add extra servings of seasonal fruits or vegetables to the family table each night. Also remember to ensure family members are drinking plenty of water as extended time in the sun can lead to dehydration and dry skin if fluids aren’t frequently replenished.

2 Make Sleep A Priority. Sleep is as important to your body as nutrition and exercise, and making it a priority can be beneficial, especially when your family’s calendar is packed with events. Sufficient, high-quality sleep contributes to a healthy immune system and helps repair damage done throughout

the day. It also positively impacts metabolism and overall function while contributing to emotional and mental well-being. Most doctors recommend 6-8 hours per night for adults, and kids of all ages typically require even more, so work on getting into a nightly routine to ensure all members of the family are getting the rest they need.

3 Pamper Yourself at Home. Once you’ve completed chores in the heat or spent time enjoying family activities in the sun, some simple pampering can be done at home to rejuvenate skin. Start with your hands, which are at the center of everything you do and often t he first point of contact with an activity, whether it’s cooking, gardening, crafting or aiding friends and family. The unique formula of Softsoap Hand Wash Plus Lotion liquid hand soap is made with a touch of lotion to lock in moisture for clean, soft hands. Available in Shea & Cocoa Butter, Aloe Water & Lime and Orchid & Coconut Milk fragrances, this innovative formula can make your hands irresistibly smooth, so your touch is always a soft touch.

4 Take Time to Exercise. Even a little activity can have a huge impact. The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity at least five days a week. Taking time out of your family’s busy summer schedule to go for a walk, ride bikes around the park or neighborhood, or play a game outside together can contribute to maintaining a healthy weight and feeling more energized.

4 Slow Down. It’s easy to spread yourself too thin, especially in the summer when there are often more activities requiring your attention and attendance. When you get caught up in trying to make the most out of every second of every day, it can take a toll on both your family’s physical and emotional well-being. Slow down and take that well-deserved personal time – even just an hour a day – to do something you enjoy with the ones you love. Remember to take small breaks during activities to stretch or take a short walk to help relieve potential stress on your body.

Find more tips to make your family’s summer a happy, healthy and stress-free one at softsoap.com. (Family Features) l

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well-balanced approach to eating is a smart way to ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs to power you through each fun-filled day and keep you operating in tip-top shape. An eating plan such as Atkins offers a balanced approach with delicious foods that contain fiber-rich and nutrient-dense carbohydrates and good fats and proteins, while focusing on reduced levels of refined carbohydrates and added sugars. Reach for snacks full of seasonal fruits and vegetables like peaches, cucumbers, zucchini and raspberries that will satisfy your appetite and fuel your summer days. Find more warmweather recipes and tips to stay energized throughout the season at Atkins.com. Peachy Prosciutto Bites Recipe courtesy of Atkins Prep time: 10 minutes Servings: 4 (3 bites per serving) - 1/2 cup whole almonds - 2 medium peaches (each 2 1/2 inches in diameter) - 4 ounces cream cheese - 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

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- sugar substitute (optional) - 12 thin slices prosciutto - 12 basil leaves (optional) Heat oven to 350 F. In single layer, toast almonds 10 minutes. Let cool then coarsely chop. Set aside. Slice each peach into six wedges and set aside. In small bowl, combine softened cream cheese with cinnamon and pinch of sugar substitute. Add almonds; blend to combine. Lay out single slice of prosciutto, place 1 tablespoon cheese mixture on top of peach wedge and top with basil leaf. Place wedge at one end of prosciutto and roll up. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

A BUSY SUMMER SCHEDULE REQUIRES PLENTY OF ENERGY, AND WHILE RELAXATION IS SURE TO HELP, WHAT YOU EAT IS YOUR ESSENTIAL SOURCE OF FUEL. JUST LIKE FILLING UP YOUR GAS TANK, FOOD IS WHAT MAKES YOUR BODY GO.

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Tropical Raspberry Smoothie Recipe courtesy of Atkins Prep time: 5 minutes Servings: 1 - 1/2 cup coconut cream - 4 ounces firm silken tofu - 1/2 cup red raspberries, plus additional (optional) - 2 teaspoons sugar substitute (optional) - 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract - 3 ice cubes - whipped cream (optional) In blender, combine coconut cream, tofu, raspberries, sugar substitute, if desired, and coconut extract; blend until smooth. To remove seeds, strain mixture through sieve then return to blender. With machine running, add ice cubes, one at a time, and blend until smooth. Pour into tall glass and garnish with whipped cream and raspberries, if desired. FLUENTIAL 73


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Smoked Salmon, Cucumber and Cream Cheese Roll-Ups Recipe courtesy of Atkins Prep time: 5 minutes Servings: 4 - 2 cucumbers (8 1/4 inches long each) - 8 tablespoons cream cheese - 12 ounces smoked chinook salmon (lox) Use mandolin or vegetable peeler to cut long, thin strips of cucumber. Spread cream cheese onto smoked salmon, place strip of cucumber at one edge and roll up with salmon and cream cheese. Pin in place with toothpick. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Zucchini Crisps Recipe courtesy of Atkins Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Servings: 4 - 2 medium zucchinis - 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil - 1/4 teaspoon salt - 1/4 teaspoon black pepper - 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated - garlic powder (optional) - Italian seasoning (optional) - rosemary (optional) - dill (optional) Heat oven to 400 F. Cut zucchini into 1/4-inch slices. If small, cut diagonally. Brush both sides with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and Parmesan. Season as desired with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, rosemary or dill. Place in single layer on baking sheet and bake 10 minutes, turning once. Cool on wire rack. Avoid the Hidden Sugar Effect The frenetic pace of summer activities makes on-the-go foods the norm. While many portable snacks tout healthy benefits and good-foryou nutrition, it’s easy to be confused about what truly makes up nutritious foods, as well as how the body responds to various foods. According to the recent Sugar Gap Study conducted by Atkins

Nutritionals, Inc., there is a significant gap in Americans’ knowledge about nutrition and the “hidden sugar effect,” where certain foods turn into sugar during the digestive process. While a person can’t see these sugars, his or her body can. The study revealed that only 1 in 10 Americans are aware that certain foods can cause the hidden sugar effect. Make better choices and avoid hidden sugars this summer with these tips for finding foods that won’t create excessive sugar spikes:

Beware of sugary beverages, especially fruit juices. Keeping well hydrated is especially important when temperatures rise, but sweet drinks can pack an excessive amount of sugar.

Know that not all snack bars are created equal – with many packing a sugary punch. An option such as the Atkins Harvest Trail Coconut Almond Bar combines roasted coconut and almonds which can keep you feeling full and satisfied without the hidden sugars.

Understand which foods can cause blood sugar spikes – it’s more than cakes and candy. All carbohydrates elevate blood sugar; even ancient grains and brown rice convert into sugar when digested, making it important to enjoy these foods in smaller portions. Learn more at hiddensugar.com. (Family Features) l

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survey conducted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association shows one-third of United States adults have had symptoms consistent with a transient ischemic attack (TIA), also known as a mini-stroke, but only 3 percent called 911 for help. “Ignoring any stroke signs could be a deadly mistake,” said Mitch Elkind, M.D., chair of the American Stroke Association Advisory Committee. “Only a formal medical diagnosis with brain imaging can determine whether you’re having a TIA or a stroke.” The survey showed 35 percent of respondents experienced at least one sign of a TIA or mini-stroke, such as sudden trouble speaking or a severe headache with no known cause. According to the online survey, those who suffered symptoms were more likely to wait it out, rest or take medicine rather than call 911. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability in the United States and among the top five causes of death. However, with

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KNOWING THE WARNING SIGNS OF A MINI-STROKE COULD HELP SAVE A LIFE.


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proper, timely medical attention, stroke is largely treatable. The faster you are treated, the more likely you are to have a positive outcome. The American Stroke Association’s Together to End Stroke initiative, nationally sponsored by Medtronic, teaches the acronym F.A.S.T. to help people remember the most common stroke warning signs and what to do in a stroke emergency: F – Face drooping A – Arm weakness S – Speech difficulty T – Time to call 911 While the symptoms are the same, the difference between a TIA and a stroke is that the blockage is temporary, lasting between a few minutes and 24 hours. People who suffer a TIA, sometimes called a warning stroke, are more likely to have a stroke within 90 days, according to the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association.

immediately. This could improve the chances of an accurate diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Stroke symptoms come on suddenly with no known cause and may include confusion, trouble speaking or understanding; weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body; trouble seeing in one or both eyes; trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; or a severe headache. To learn more about stroke warning signs and treatment, visit StrokeAssociation.org. (Family Features) l

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ill has graced numerous magazine covers, shot countless spreads, had a cameo in CSI, appeared in Dillon Campbell’s The Fall and is featured in commercials for companies such as Volkswagen, Avon, Whirlpool, Coca Cola, Miller’s Lite and Coors Lite, to only name a few. It was awesome to have an opportunity to chat with Jill and learn about the fascinating business of modeling, from her firsthand perspective. William Jackson: Who is Jill Billingsley? Jill Billingsley: I am an introverted person, masquerading around the streets of Los Angeles, California as an extroverted model. I am a semi successful model, a failed wrestler, a commercial actress, and most recently a published author of my book titled, It’s ALL Perspective, a self-help model’s guidebook revealing the harsh reality of what is required in industry, while keeping it light with comical stories of model apartments and silly mistakes made throughout my career.

BEAUTIFUL CANADIAN BORN JILL BILLINGSLEY IS A PROFESSIONAL MODEL AND ACTRESS WHO, AFTER LIVING IN MEXICO AS A PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER, WOULD PURSUE MODELING ASSIGNMENTS INTERNATIONALLY AND IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. William: What piqued your interest in the modeling industry? Jill: While in my teen years, I developed an interest in modeling which was stifled by lack of modeling agency interest, attributed to my weight and height. JULY / AUGUST 2017

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While attending college, my interest awakened as my love for being in front of the camera was becoming too difficult to ignore. After several years of working, primarily to build up my confidence, I came to understand in order to become a successful working model, I would have to move to a city offering more agencies and competition; thus, my relocation to the city of Toronto. William: What other aspects piqued your interest? Jill: It was important for me to achieve and contribute to more than just being a model. I realized quickly I could be a strong voice and an image with whom the younger generation could identify. I was compelled to start the YouTube Channel, How to Model, as a means for providing best practices learned on what to maintain success in the field of modeling. Models in this day and age must be prepared to ride the wave of social media which often times plays a critical role in their overall success, regardless of the level of talent and beauty. William: What advice would you share on the techniques of being a successful working model? Jill: In my opinion, anyone can be a model. Now, this doesn’t mean you’ll be GREAT or a natural, but there’s a wide market for the wide range of talent out there. To achieve success and longevity, attitude, confidence, and professionalism are very important. It’s likewise as important to remain grounded, focused, and realistic. Modeling isn’t the most glamorous of jobs all the time and this has to be understood completely. William: You’ve spoken several times about the importance of remaining grounded and focused. How have you been successful in these areas? Jill: I strive to remain in contact with aspiring models undergoing the same challenges I encountered. My empathy and desire to help change the standard of beauty in the industry keeps me very level-headed and motivated. Since I felt as if I had to kick doors down before I was taken seriously, I’ve find it difficult

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to get carried away by ego. I’m first to share anything embarrassing and laugh often at myself. For sure having a sense of humor helps me maintain balance. William: You’re a published author. What can you share with us about the experience of writing It’s ALL Perspective? Jill: My goal in writing this It’s ALL Perspective was to provide a realistic view of the modeling industry. Family remembers of aspiring models learn valuable lessons on how to avoid the pitfalls of the modeling industry from a firsthand. There’s something for everyone, apiring models, families of aspiring models, and other industry professionals. William: What’s on the immediate horizon for you? Jill: I have a few projects planned in Detroit later this year, a music video and an instructional video. I’m very exciting about writing my next book focused on an entirely new audience. I’ll be both the author and illustrator of the book tentatively titled BUTT, I Love to Toot. The premise of the book is about a boy who loves being the center of attention and making all his friends at school laugh with his silly inappropriate farting, he has to learn when it is the right time and wrong time to be silly, and how to walk that fine line. This project will let me practice my love of art and gives me another opportunity to create. William: Where can your fans follow or reach out to you? Jill: People love to personally write me, but I am prefer everyone to reach out publically over YouTube comments, blog, or Instagram so I can answer efficiently all questions in a public forum. I don’t always respond to the questions in the quickest time, but I do try hard to answer all questions when time permits. My Instagram handle is @jillbillingsley, my website is www.jillabillingsley.com and my blog can be found at that address as well. My YouTube channel is found under annjulius or a quick search of how to model – Jill Billingsley. l


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IT’S AN AGE-OLD CONUNDRUM. TO ADVANCE PROFESSIONALLY, OFTEN ONE MUST GO BACK TO SCHOOL. HOWEVER, EARNING A DEGREE MIGHT SEEM LIKE AN INSURMOUNTABLE CHALLENGE BECAUSE OF THE DEMANDS OF A CURRENT JOB. 88

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xperts say that more education is not only advantageous, but downright necessary in certain industries, particularly where technology is changing the playing field. For instance, Hannah Hughes, Dean of Nursing at Strayer University points out that, “The impact of technology on healthcare continues to evolve the practice of nursing, and there is currently a technology skills gap among some nurses. Today’s nurses should be preparing themselves to operate in this dynamic technologically-rich environment.” What’s more, Hughes notes, is that like many industries, advanced degrees and certifications in nursing can have a high impact on a career advancement, enhancing one’s credibility, marketability and earning potential. If you find yourself wanting or needing to go back to school, these tips can help create a good life-study balance.

Don’t be a one-man band. Take advantage of the educational support systems provided by your school, such as tutoring, writing assistance, career services, technical support and on-campus activities.

Figure out where your “pain points” are and create your own support networks. Form a babysitting share with other parents in your classes to alleviate the financial burden of childcare or create a virtual study group to prepare for exams.

“Selecting a program that understands the actual demands of your field and the evolving priorities of your employer, can help you apply your knowledge now and meet professional goals later,” says Hughes.

Identify short study windows. Maximize downtime whenever you have it. Have an infant? Read your assignments out loud to your child. Are your children enrolled in sports? Read assignments during practices or at halftimes. On the job? Study on your lunch break.

Stay up-to-date in your field. Be a more efficient, successful student and professional by staying current on your evolving industry. For example, nurses can brush up on healthcare informatics, as well as understand how changes to healthcare policy will impact the way they deliver care.

Select a program wisely. Look for programs designed to make it easy for busy, working people to earn degrees. For example, Strayer University offers the flexibility to learn online or in a classroom, students are matched with personal Success Coaches to help them balance responsibilities, and classes begin four times a year, offering degree-seekers greater flexibility. For these reasons, their online RN to BSN degree program, for example, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, can be a good fit for working nurses with demanding shifts. To learn more, visit www.Strayer.edu/bsn.

Laugh often. All work and no play doesn’t make Jack a dull boy – it makes him tired and ineffectual. Take time for loved ones who make you laugh and keep up with your favorite funny podcasts. It’s helpful to keep your sense of humor as you take on another responsibility. Whether you’re a teacher, a nurse, work for a company, or are in business for yourself, an advanced degree can offer you greater job satisfaction and earning potential, and the right program and study habits can make it a manageable challenge. (StatePoint) l

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‘Summer Brain Drain’ TIPS TO AVOID

IT’S ONLY NATURAL THAT KIDS GET EXCITED FOR SUMMER VACATION. HOWEVER, PARENTS MAY BE CONCERNED ABOUT “SUMMER BRAIN DRAIN,” WHICH OCCURS WHEN STUDENTS LOSE THE KNOWLEDGE THEY GAINED DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.

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nfortunately, many children show learning losses when they return to school in the fall, and these summer setbacks are cumulative, resulting in increasing levels of learning loss over time, according to RAND research. “Parents can keep minds sharp by creating fun summer learning opportunities at home,” says Dr. Clement Chau, director of learning for VTech and LeapFrog, home to a number of educational learning products. To help families avoid summer setbacks, Chau is offering the following ideas and tips.

Visit a library. Many libraries offer summer reading challenges which can prove to be great motivation to crack open a book. Enlist the expertise of librarians to help children find titles they’ll enjoy, and use the “five-finger” test to be sure your child has books at the proper reading level: read one page of a book; if there are more than five unknown words, have your child choose another book.

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Learn about a new topic. Has your child been collecting rocks when playing outdoors? Does he or she like to point out different shapes of clouds in the sky? Encourage children to research and learn more about the subjects that fascinate them. If they are passionate about a topic, they’ll be more likely to seek out more information.

Set aside required reading time. On average, children who read more than 20 minutes a day scored above the 90th percentile on standardized reading tests, and reading just six books during the summer may keep a struggling reader from regressing, according to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report. Make reading a daily habit in your home.

Look for teachable moments. Going to a baseball game? Show your child how to calculate a batting average or a pitcher’s ERA. Making


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dinner? Let your child measure the ingredients. Clipping coupons? Show your child how much money will be saved in your grocery budget. Going on a road trip? Look up some fun facts about the different states you’ll see on license plates.

Read together. Forty-eight percent of children ages six to eight

report that they want adults to read aloud to them, even though they are able to read on their own, according to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report. Use this time with your child to discuss the topics in the book and ask questions that help build critical thinking skills. Try such prompts as: Tell me about your favorite character. What was your

favorite part of the book and why? Would you recommend this book to a friend? “With a fun focus on learning, you can help children stay academically active all summer, which will help ease the transition back to the classroom in fall,” says Chau. (StatePoint) l

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EACH NEW SCHOOL YEAR CAN FEEL LIKE GETTING CAUGHT IN A WHIRLWIND OF ACTIVITY. BEFORE THINGS SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL, TAKE SOME TIME TO GET BACK TO BASICS AND ORGANIZE YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS.

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hether you’re taking advantage of backto-school season to get yourself on track or you’re helping a student gear up for a new year, these ideas can make getting organized easier than ever. Planners Technology, take a seat. An “oldschool” solution to keeping tabs on daily tasks is making a comeback. Physical study guides and planners are on the rise, according to data from consumer research firm NPD Group. Last year, sales of appointment books and planners grew 10 percent, while other types of calendars posted an 8 percent rise. At least in part fueling the growth are on-trend planner alternatives called bullet journals (bujos). Websites like Pinterest feature

thousands of ideas for customizing traditional book-style journals into ultra-personal planners that keep every detail of life organized. The trick to using planners effectively is creating a system that makes it all fun. Setting up days of the week in various colors, or different tasks by color, help the user quickly identify what needs to be done at a glance. Colored pencils and no-bleed highlighters can also improve the usability and aesthetics of planners and study guides.

kids and even adults are making great use of the carry-all packs. The most obvious benefit is that a backpack leaves hands free for other activities, but today’s backpacks are incredible organizers, too. For the most flexibility, look for a bag that features padded compartments to protect tech devices and plenty of storage compartments to keep pens, calculators and other necessities organized and in easy reach. Locker Organization Most lockers offer little in the way of organization, but that’s easily remedied. With the addition of some shelving and magnetic containers, you can easily transform the tiny cubby into a stylish storage space. Don’t forget to add photos and other mementoes for extra character and personality that makes a stop between classes fun instead of frustrating.

Pens Staying organized and achieving success means having the right tools to get the job done, and having ideal writing implements is a must. Never worry about lost pens again with Zebra Pen’s F-301 pens that not only look great, but also take serious wear and tear while delivering clean, fine tip ink that works seamlessly in the tight spaces of planner and study guide layouts. “Our Steel series pens, the F-301 in particular, look sleek and sophisticated while standing up to active use. You can tote them and trust they’re as committed to your day as you are,” said Ken Newman, director of marketing at Zebra Pen. Learn more at zebrapen.com. Backpacks If you think backpacks are only for the littlest of kids, think again. Big

Plan for Success Relying on a planner isn’t just for the working crowd. They may not be scheduling meetings or planning power lunches, but students can make just as much use out of a planner as their grownup counterparts when it comes to keeping homework, activities and social plans organized. Share these tips to get your student off to an orderly start this school year.

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Start with style. A planner that is eye-catching and fun to use will get better mileage, so skip the boring, somber monotones and look for patterns and colors that pop. Just remember not to judge a book by its cover and check out the inside pages, too, to ensure there’s plenty of space to jot down all the important details for school and extracurricular activities. Organize your organizer. Many people find that color coding is an effective way to keep a planner organized. For example, designate a color for each subject or class. Multipack pens such as those offered by Zebra Pen allow for plenty of flexibility. The reliable steel series pens are sleek and durable to attach in pen loops, while Super Marble Gel Pens offer a fun departure from the strict organization of boxes and columns in most traditional planners and guides. “Choosing a planner or bullet journal layout that works best is the first step, but the writing implements are just as important,” Newman said. “These are literally used all day, every day, so choosing products that are reliable and smooth take even tedious tasks to the next level.” Add key dates. At the start of school, many teachers will share important dates for the year ahead of time. Go ahead and enter these dates so you can plan and prioritize around them later on.

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Where appropriate, also notate time needed for activities like study sessions or research for term papers. Keep it neat. A sloppy, unreadable planner is practically useless, so it’s important to take time to write legibly. To make it easier to remain neat, sleek and efficient, Sarasa Fineliner Pens and Sarasa Gel pens come in colorful packs that can brighten every page while increasing productivity. Another pitfall is making short notes or using abbreviations that don’t make sense later, so use care to capture information in a way it can be easily recalled. Continue to update. A planner is only helpful when it’s used consistently. That’s why it’s a good idea to carry it daily and make notations and updates throughout the day for new assignments, practice schedule changes and other important information. Having a single repository for those details makes it easy to find answers when memory fails. Celebrate achievements. For some people, the simple act of crossing off an item from a to-do list is a reward unto its own. For others, hitting a milestone on the way to a larger goal is equally gratifying. Starting, and sticking to, a planner is a commitment worth celebrating, so take the time to revel in putting some organization and discipline into a demanding school year schedule. (Family Features) l


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Back-to-School BUYS BETTER

WHEN THOSE FIRST SCHOOL BELLS RING AND CLASS IS BACK IN SESSION FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES, MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR STUDENT HAVE EVERYTHING IN HAND TO HELP ENSURE SUCCESS. WHETHER IT’S TOOLS FOR THE CLASSROOM, SUPPLIES FOR A NUTRITIOUS LUNCH, STYLISH CLOTHES OR HELPFUL ITEMS FOR HOME, YOU’LL NEED TO GEAR UP FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR AHEAD. FIND MORE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SOLUTIONS AT ELIVINGTODAY.COM. Give Gratitude Teachers’ hard work and planning begin long before the school year starts and classes are back in session. Show your gratitude to your children’s teachers with merci Chocolates, a thoughtful collection of fine, European chocolates. Each slim, stylish box contains eight unique, individually wrapped flavors, making it the perfect token of appreciation to teachers for opening minds and touching hearts. Find more information at merci.us.

A Helping of Hummus Find the hummus you love in individual, portable containers with Sabra Singles, which are easy to add to a lunchbox when you’re on the move. Each 2-ounce cup of Sabra hummus is non-GMO and contains 4 grams of plant-based protein and 3 grams of dietary fiber with no added sugar. Serve with carrots for an easy and tasty way to increase the veggies in your child’s diet every day. Visit sabra.com for more information.

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Simply Super Storage for Kids Good organizational habits are important to a child’s success in school. That’s why ClosetMaid created KidSpace, a collection of kid-tested and kid-approved juvenile storage furniture ranging from toy chests to storage shelves. This robust line, which was designed with safety and storage in mind, helps parents avoid clutter and create more space for imagination, magic and giggles in bedrooms, playrooms, living rooms and more. For more information, visit closetmaid.com/kidspace.

Sporty Sneakers Send your student to school in style with shoes that fit this season’s “athleisure” trend and kick it up a notch with a hint of sparkle. These retro-inspired Arizona Sparkling Sneakers can add a relaxed, sporty feeling to a wardrobe without compromising on appearance. Help your child stand out from the crowd by finding these and more at JCPenney with styles that are priced to buy and guaranteed to love. Find more back-toschool styles at JCPenney.com.

Tech Tools for Students Teach students to code with the TI-Innovator Hub from Texas Instruments, which plugs into the TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator many students already have. The hub is a palm-sized board with a microcontroller that turns a graphing calculator into a STEM tool for back to school. Students can light up LEDs or write a program to play a song using their calculators. Learn more at education.ti.com.

Lunchtime Upgrade Give your old-school lunchbox a technology upgrade this school year. The Freezable Classic Lunch Box from PackIt is the only horizontal lunch box that chills healthy food for hours with built-in freezable gel that eliminates the need for ice packs. The lunchbox’s top-load design makes it easy to pack flat containers like bento boxes, and a buckle handle clips onto totes, backpacks or sports bags for convenient travel to and from school, day care and extracurricular activities. Find more lunchtime solutions at packit.com. (Family Features) l JULY / AUGUST 2017

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his year you can ace your backto- school shopping excursion with these time- and money-saving steps that can make getting the whole family ready for a new school year a breeze. Back-toschool season means it’s time to get back to the business of learning. This year you can ace your backto- school shopping excursion with these timeand money-saving steps that can make getting the whole family ready for a new school year a breeze.

Start with a list. Walking into the store without a list is an open invitation for impulse buys and forgotten items that end up costing you more time and money with a return trip. Create a thorough list by categorizing all the items you’ll shop for, such as supplies, electronics and clothing. If you want to take an extraorganized approach, try color coding items by the section of the store where you would expect to find them.

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL SEASON MEANS IT’S TIME TO GET BACK TO THE BUSINESS OF LEARNING.

Set a budget. Knowing what you can afford to spend ahead of time can save regret and returns after you shop. Calculate how much you’ll need to cover all the items your students truly need, then tack on some room for wants. One must-have is a high-quality backpack, like the High Sierra Access Backpack, which includes a dedicated storage area for your child’s laptop, among other features. If your total budgeted expenses exceed your available funds, consider browsing weekly circulars to keep your budget in check.

a store that specializes in school supplies will have a broad selection and ample stock of the essentials.

Try online shopping. When you know exactly what you need, shopping online is a great time-saving solution. Online shopping makes it incredibly simple to keep tabs on your budget before you make purchases and easily keep track of the items in your shopping cart. If you need to hand-select a few items in person, you can always take advantage of a “buy online, pick-up in store” option. This service lets you do your shopping from home with just a quick stop in-store to pick-up your purchases.

Explore your inventory. It may be buried under a summer’s worth of knick-knacks, but digging out the supplies your child cast aside at the end of the last school year may be worth the effort. Items like scissors, rulers and protractors may not need to be replaced every year if they’re still in working condition. Assess what items you have that can be reused and those that need to be replaced for the new school year.

Buy in bulk. It may seem counterintuitive when you’re trying to trim your spending, but if you can swing it, go ahead and buy extra items that you’ll likely need to replace mid-year. The sale prices during the back-to-school season aren’t likely to repeat during the school year, so in the long run you’ll save money and avoid a last-minute shopping trip on a busy school night in the future. Items like Stellar fashion notebooks, which give note-taking a fashionable twist, are great to have on hand throughout the school year.

Cut extra stops. Dashing all over town to find all the items on your supply list is not only timeconsuming, it’s unnecessary. At stores like Office Depot and OfficeMax, you can find all the academic tools and supplies your student needs to head back to the classroom. What’s more,

Research specials and promotions. For many stores, the back-toschool shopping season is second only to the holidays. This means you can expect widespread sales, promotions and special deals, such as “deals as low as a penny.” Some states also offer tax-free holidays near the

beginning of the school year, which are honored at multiple retailers and generally restricted to school-related purchases like clothing, supplies and some technology. Weigh quality vs. quantity. When you have a lengthy list of items to purchase for each child, it can be tempting to cut corners and skimp on spending. In some cases, being costefficient is smart, but do your research beforehand to avoid selecting items based solely on price. Value and quality don’t always go handin- hand and if you buy an item that falls apart or breaks down quickly, you may end up spending more to replace the items later. While it may be simpler for students to use printers and other machines at school, an all-in-one Epson Expression EcoTank Wireless Printer at home can be a convenient solution when late-night homework is bearing down.

Make dollars do double duty. While most families expect to spend a sizable amount on back-to-school purchases (nearly $700, according to a 2016 survey by the National Retail Federation), making that money go a little further can soften the blow. You can help improve education in your community by shopping at stores that give a percentage of proceeds back to local schools.Programs vary; in some cases, you can even designate proceeds to the school district of your choice. Take more notes on smart backtoschool shopping ideas and deals at officedepot.com. (Family Features) l

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FINANCIAL TIPS FOR GRADS CONSIDERING THEIR FIRST JOB PERHAPS THE BEST FINANCIAL ADVICE FOR NEWLY MINTED COLLEGE GRADS? AT LEAST EIGHT FACTORS -- NOT JUST SALARY -- SHOULD BE CONSIDERED BEFORE DECIDING WHICH JOB OFFER TO ACCEPT. WILL YOUR PROSPECTIVE BOSS MATCH YOUR 401(K) PLAN CONTRIBUTIONS, FOR EXAMPLE? AND WHAT ABOUT IF YOU’RE CONSIDERING RELOCATING? JUST BECAUSE SOME FIRM IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA -- RATED THE BEST CITY FOR RECENT GRADS IN ONE SURVEY -- IS DANGLING A HIGHER PAYCHECK THAN ONE ELSEWHERE, DOESN’T NECESSARILY MAKE IT RIGHT FOR YOU, GIVEN THE WASHINGTON, D.C., SUBURB’S HIGH COST OF LIVING. A NEW ONLINE JOB OFFER EVALUATOR TOOL FROM FIDELITY INVESTMENTS, WHICH CONSIDERS ALL FACTORS, CAN HELP CALCULATE THE RIGHT DECISION FOR YOU.


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(venue, dress, cake, photographer, etc.) and the smaller details, too (guest book, bridal party gifts, flower girl basket, etc.). As you allocate your budget across the categories, think about the features that matter most – the aspects of your wedding that make you most excited. It may be a to-die-for dress or an amazing meal to share with your guests – it’s your wedding, so it’s all up to you (and your beloved, of course).

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n engagement is a moment to cherish and celebrate, for sure, but it also signals the beginning of a whirlwind of activity leading up to your big day. While the task list is long, if you tackle your wedding planning one step at a time, you can create the wedding of your dreams with the flair of a professional. Set a budget Although looking at something as practical as numbers can feel

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like a jolt from the euphoria of celebrating your engagement, starting your planning from a realistic vantage point will pay off in the long run. You’ll be able to avoid disappointment by simply skipping over venues or caterers you can’t afford, and knowing how you stand financially can ease some of the stress that goes along with planning. As you create your budget, be sure to take into account the big elements

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Explore your style Whether you’ve dreamed of your big day since you were a little girl or you’re newly contemplating your dream wedding, this is your chance to create an event that captures your personality and style. Today’s weddings are far less traditional than decades and generations past, so the sky is nearly the limit for orchestrating a day that reflects your own version of wedding bliss. You’ll need begin with some basics, such as how big the event will be (25 guests or 300?) and where you want to be married (your hometown, his or someplace else entirely?). Then think about whether you want a casual or formal affair, and what style best reflects you (modern or classic, rustic or retro?). If you don’t know for sure, there are plenty of magazines and online resources to lend inspiration and ideas.


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Determine a timeline Lots of details need to come together before you can set a firm date, but knowing approximately when you want to hold your wedding is a good starting point for most couples. This gives you some flexibility to work around venue availability, conflicts for those you want in your wedding party and so on. Determine a season or even a month and then start honing in on the exact date. Once you have a final date set and confirm the location, you can work backward to determine milestones such as mailing invitations, providing menú selections and confirming your floral order. Dive into the details Once you have your preliminary homework done, it’s time to dive into the real fun. Extend formal invites to your wedding party, consider their attire, register for gifts, and interview and hire vendors. Look for ways to make each moment special, such as planning a girls’ day out with your bridal party and loved ones while you shop for a dress. Also remember essential steps like insuring your ring and applying for a passport if you’ll need one for the honeymoon. Find more tips for planning the wedding of your dreams at elivingtoday.com. (Family Features) l

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irst comes the proposal then comes the wedding planning. There are dozens of decisions that need to be made before it’s time to walk down the aisle, which can be overwhelming for brides and grooms. To help make it less stressful, these tips from Macy’s can help couples through the entire weddingplanning process, from on-trend apparel and accessories for the entire wedding party to all the essentials to create a perfect registry. Dressing the Ladies When it comes to bridesmaid dresses, the mix-andmatch approach is trending in popularity. Start by deciding on a color palette, such as lilac, champagne¡ and petal pink. Then have each bridesmaid choose her favorite style within that range of hues. Bring it all together by choosing a uniform look for makeup, shoes and accessories. There is no better time to thank the ladies than the morning of the big day. A few thoughtful gifts can go a long way, such as matching robes, tumblers to stay hydrated throughout the day and cosmetic cases to stow makeup essentials. Dressing the Gents Similar to bridesmaid dresses, groomsmen attire can be dependent on the venue and overall event aesthetic. While a suit can fit the bill for a country club wedding, a city affair may call for the sleek finishes of a tux. Tuxedo accessories, such as cuff links or bow ties, make great groomsmen gifts and are classic pieces they can use time and time again. Creating the Perfect Registry When building a registry, it’s never too early to start. People want to give gifts as soon as they know a couple is engaged. Start by taking inventory of what you already have, what you need and what you want to upgrade. It’s also recommended to update the registry regularly so there are enough gifts to choose from, especially if there is an engagement party and bridal shower coming up. To get started, some popular registry items include stand mixers, craft beer glasses, Dutch ovens, bath towels and vacuums. For extra guidance, couples can speak to advisors who can help with the full registry building process at Macy’s stores. For more wedding ideas and inspiration, and to find the right attire and gifts for your wedding planning, visit macys.com. (Family Features) l


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YOU WANT YOUR WEDDING DAY TO BE MEMORABLE FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS. WHILE SELECTING THE COLOR SCHEME AND WRITING YOUR VOWS, DON’T FORGET ANOTHER IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION: ALLERGIES.

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he last thing you want is a series of “achoos” to interrupt your “I do’s,” or worse, send someone to the hospital. With these 10 tips from the experts at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, you can limit allergy concerns on your big day.

1 The sweet smell of love Some guests may be sensitive to cologne or perfume, so, on a day with so many hugs, handshakes and slow dances, it’s best to go easy. The allergic response is a reaction to odors created by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and can cause headaches, sneezing, watery eyes and runny noses.

2 Fido as best man? If you’re planning to include your best pet pal in your wedding, make sure none of the bridal party is allergic. They’ll be the ones closest to your pet during the ceremony, so you want to make sure they don’t have an allergic reaction.

3 Avoid the flames Your burning love may have brought you to the alter, but burning candles can be a problem. Scents from candles (especially a lot of them) can trigger asthma, so consider using LED candles at the reception instead. Bonus: they’re safer, too!

4 Include your allergist in your planning If the bride or groom suffers from allergies or asthma, it can be wise to meet with an allergist a few months prior to the wedding day. Visit the Find an Allergist locator at acaai.org to find a board-certified allergist near you to create a wedding plan with no hitches.

5 Got your dress? Now think about medications If you have allergies, start your medications well before symptoms usually start. You don’t want to have a red nose, or be sneezing and wheezing during the ceremony. Also, be aware of side effects — including drowsiness — of some medications.

6 Create a safe menu To find out about any severe food allergies among guests, add a line on your RSVP card or include a section on your wedding website so guests can give you this important information. The most common food allergens are eggs, milk, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat and soy.

are highest. In spring and summer, during tree and grass pollen season, levels are highest in the evening. In late summer and early fall, during ragweed pollen season, levels are highest in the morning.

8 Forget flower worries There are many beautiful flower options with low allergy risk to use at your wedding. The key is to select varieties that produce little-to-no pollen. You can’t go wrong with classic roses. Other allergy-friendly flowers include begonia, columbine, crocus, daffodil and geraniums.

9 Create self-care baskets Consider creating baskets to place in bathrooms that are stocked with basics to combat allergies and other concerns. For example, you could include eye drops and tissue packs, plus some saline spray. Not very romantic, but handy!

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No bees invited! For outdoor weddings where stinging insects might be present, add tweezers, bandages and antiseptic ointment to your basket. If the bride or groom are allergic to stinging insects, an indoor wedding might be the best bet.

Plan for pollen The warm-weather months are the most popular times to get married. If you want an outdoor wedding, be aware of when pollen counts

A little advance planning can make your wedding super romantic — and free of allergy and asthma symptoms. (BPT) l

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usic sets the mood for every wedding, and it’s an easy place to put your own spin on the celebration. Whether you forgo the traditional bridal march entirely or simply look for an arrangement that gives an updated twist to the classic version, let guests know this isn’t your average wedding by setting the festivities against a soundtrack that lets your true character shine.

touch, no matter what your color scheme or theme. Integrate photos of the two of you at various stages of life, together as a couple and with loved ones (perhaps even some you’re honoring in memoriam). You can display these at a table with the guest book, as part of the table centerpieces, or even on the gift table. Or take things digital and load all your images into a slide show set to music.

The wedding party is intended to be a collection of those nearest and dearest to the bride and groom, who help ensure the day goes off without a hitch and who lead fellow revelers in celebrating the start of the new couple’s life together. That being said, there’s no reason this group must be limited to women on her side and guys on his, or even that it’s limited to humans – a beloved pooch can make for an adorable ring-bearer, after all.

Make favors meaningful. Forgo more common items like bubbles and chocolate, and instead send a little of yourself home with your guests. Maybe it’s a memento from a place with special meaning to you both, or a bottle opener shaped like a bicycle to represent the way you met. Just think about the moments and things that define you as a couple and do some searching online. You’ll probably be surprised by how quickly the options pile up.

Photography is an essential element of your big day, but think beyond the images you’ll capture throughout the wedding and reception. Photos lend a personal

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Serve up a menu that shows guests more about your life together. Your loved ones can order basic beef or chicken anywhere. Instead, give

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A WEDDING DAY IS FILLED WITH SYMBOLIC TRADITION, FROM VARIED RELIGIOUS CUSTOMS TO THE NEVER-ENDING CIRCLE REFLECTED IN THE RINGS AND THE TYPES OF FLOWERS ACCENTUATING THE CELEBRATION. EVEN WITH ALL THE TRADITIONAL RITUALS TO CONSIDER, NEARLY EVERY BRIDE AND GROOM CAN FIND WAYS TO GIVE THEIR SPECIAL DAY SOME UNIQUE TOUCHES THAT REFLECT THEIR PERSONALITY AND LOVE.


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them a glimpse into you. Make your main course the same food you enjoyed on your first date or during another monumental moment in your courtship. Or plan

the entire menu around a region that you hold close to your heart. Weddings are filled with traditions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put your own touches on the day for a

special event filled with memories that are uniquely your own. Find more advice for life’s special moments at elivingtoday.com. (Family Features) l

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rom preparing mouthwatering meals to entertaining a house full of guests to grabbing a few minutes to relax with a mug of steaming coffee, the kitchen is the place where it all happens. That’s why such careful planning is necessary when you set out to redesign this essential living space.

Layout Arguably the most important decision is the overall layout of the kitchen, defining which appliances will go where and what architectural details – such as windows and doors – need to be integrated into the plans. Determining how many and what kind of cabinets you need can be even more complex, and contemporary design can help open up plenty of options. In the past, cabinetry was fairly straightforward. Lower cabinets were topped with a counter, then a backsplash and a matching set of cabinets above. These days, design is far less predictable, and introducing variety through the cabinetry is a savvy designer’s trick to grab attention. The comprehensive product lines from Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. make it easy

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to mix diverse finishes, door styles and wood species to blend different design techniques while achieving an eclectic but cohesive feel.

For example, you could pair complementary styles and colors for the upper and lower cabinets, or create some contrast between the perimeter and island to capture an on-trend, eye-catching look that is anything but boring. You can also rely on varying heights and sizes to create more visual variety.

to data from RICKI Research. The Nature Collection from Wellborn Cabinet is one way to achieve this look. The line of gray paints and stains is available in one stain option and two paint options, allowing for nearly endless possibilities, especially when you consider integrating a standout color to make a feature like an island countertop really pop.

Color A more eclectic kitchen style brings plenty of character on its own, so a color palette that lets the architectural and structural details really shine is more appropriate than bold splashes of vibrant color. That said, there’s still plenty of room to create visual interest and integrate multiple hues to give the room extra depth and charm. Subtle shades of gray may be just the ticket. Gray cabinetry has grown in popularity in recent years. In fact, more than two-thirds of designers believe gray is the fastest growing color trend in cabinetry, according

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Function While the exterior of the cabinets is what you (and your guests) will appreciate when they first enter the room, it’s what lies hidden behind doors that makes a good kitchen truly great. After spending so much time creating the perfect look, your kitchen demands the right tools and enhancements to make it functional. The trick is to look for unexpected ways to add practical performance. For example, a shallow drawer is an ideal location for kitchen knives so you can free up counter space from a bulky butcher block. A slotted wood knife drawer is the perfect solution to securely hold each of your knives and help prevent dull blades and

cut fingers. If you’re stuck with an awkward space, look for creative ways to make it work for you. For example, a narrow gap could be closed with a unique pull-out cabinet, such as Wellborn Cabinet’s Base Canister Organizer Pullout Cabinet, which holds three small, one medium and three large containers. The quart containers are included with this canister organizer when ordered direct from the company.

Storage Keeping what’s inside your cabinets organized only adds to a newly redesigned kitchen’s enhanced function. One often-overlooked solution is using drawers for pots and pans. The ability to store each pot with its corresponding lid eliminates the jumbled stacks and hard-to-reach pieces common in many kitchens. Extra-deep drawers, paired with drawer storage options provide sectioned, adjustable options depending upon size of pots and

pans. Another option: an adjustable wood board peg system that lets you customize the peg locations to fit your pots and pans just right. Find more inspiration and planning tools to create the contemporary kitchen of your dreams at wellborn.com. Going Gray Gray may be neutral, but today’s designers know that the subtle hue is anything but dull. Follow these tips to help make the most of this versatile shade. 1. Although a sleek and modern design may be the first look you envision with gray, you can also create warm, cozy spaces by using materials like wood and rich tones such as red, yellow and orange. 2. Avoid overdoing bold accent colors, which can overpower the gray and make a room seem busy. Rely on lighting and white accents, such as countertops and backsplashes, to add some brightness to the room. 3. If the idea of going all gray is overwhelming, opt instead to do a statement piece in gray, such as an island or other feature element you want to showcase. (Family Features)l

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n outdoor living space can be modern, traditional, rustic, coastal or even country farmhouse – the possibilities are endless. The look and feel it exudes is important, so figuring out a design that reflects your own personal style is a top priority in the planning stages. However, it’s not the only priority. You’ll also need to determine how to use the space. Some homeowners discover that one of the best ways to do so is with an outdoor kitchen. “We have seen designers and homeowners taking a more thoughtful and sophisticated design approach over time,” said Russ Faulk, chief designer and head of product for Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, producer of premium culinary products for residential outdoor kitchens. “The result is a fully realized space with all of the parts working together – much more than a collection of furniture and cooking equipment.” To get the most out of your outdoor kitchen, these products should work harmoniously. Get started with the basics of outdoor kitchen functional zones from Faulk. Zoning Out Planning for each functional zone is necessary to maximize the effectiveness of the outdoor space for cooking and entertaining activities. Similar to the indoor kitchen, outdoor kitchens consist of

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functional zones, which include hot zones, cold zones, wet zones and dry zones. Hot zones include all cooking spaces, such as the grill, pizza oven and cooktops. Cold zones are made up of refrigeration and freezers. Wet zones are comprised of sinks and adjacent workspace. Dry zones are prep counters and storage. A truly effective outdoor kitchen involves all four zones working together. Planning ahead can make prepping, cooking, serving and cleaning go more smoothly. For example, the cold zone should be located next to the wet zone. This can make moving food from the refrigerator to the sink to wash much easier before going to the grill. Landing Space When you’re cooking, you need space at each workstation to set things down. One of the most frequent outdoor kitchen design shortcomings is insufficient counter space. Ideally, you should have open countertop space to each side of a sink, grill, cooktop and every other workstation. These open spaces are called landing zones.

Outside the Lines As homeowners want to spend more time in their outdoor kitchens, storage space is becoming increasingly important. At the very least, they will want to store cooking items like wood chips, charcoal, grilling gloves and brushes in outdoor cabinets for the season. Many homeowners want a fully functional outdoor kitchen that operates independently from the indoor kitchen, which requires even more storage space to keep pots, pans, utensils and cutting boards outside. Outdoor cabinetry needs to be ready to withstand the elements. To handle rain and keep items dry, weather-tight options are available. In addition to high durability, outdoor cabinetry options have become increasingly designfocused with various finishes that make an aesthetic statement. For example, Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Cabinetry Series comes in oiled ipe wood or powder-coated stainless steel panels available in more than 200 colors. Whether your space is big or small, the design principles of a wellfunctioning outdoor kitchen remain the same. Do it right and your kitchen will not only look stylish, but it’ll function smoothly and may become your new favorite part of your home for years to come. Find more information at KalamazooGourmet.com. (Family Features) l

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storm door can be an effective defense for your house against bad weather and can also help improve energy efficiency during all seasons. Unfortunately, many people are reluctant to add this layer of protection due to outdated misconceptions about their appearance and versatility. “When homeowners invest money in an entry door, they often don’t want to cover that up with something they perceive as less attractive,” says Wes Ley, door brand manager at ProVia, a manufacturer of entry door systems and other home elements. “These days though, storm doors can be customized to complement the look of the entry door while providing unique performance advantages.”

Storm door technology is offering options that are stronger and more durable than in the past. Ley advises that homeowners should “take another look at storm doors because they’re not what they used to be.” Here are a few things to consider: A storm door can help protect your entry door investment. What’s more, designs vary, and full-view

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IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN WHEN YOU’VE INSTALLED SCREENS IN YOUR WINDOWS TO BETTER ENJOY THE WEATHER. BUT RAIN AND WICKED WEATHER CAN IMPACT YOUR HOME AT ANY TIME OF YEAR. COULD YOUR HOME USE STORM DOORS TO ADD EXTRA VENTILATION IN WARM WEATHER AND HELP PROTECT IT AGAINST TOUGH CONDITIONS YEAR-ROUND?

models show off the entry door while also protecting it.

Using a storm door, you can add extra ventilation to your home, helping you refrain from using the air conditioner and improving energy efficiency.

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While many people perceive storm doors as being flimsy, there are highquality options on the market designed for strength. For example, those from ProVia feature thick rails and aluminum, and a unique feature -- multiple hollow chambers -- which makes for sturdier construction. Their corner gussets prevent bending, twisting and corners from coming apart.

Today’s storm doors are a far cry from the old models with the black handle and push button. New design options and hardware finishes include bronze, brass and satin nickel, offering better performance with a more attractive look.

Current storm door technology is bringing useful new features to consumers. For instance, ProVia’s InVent screens retract from both the top and bottom, offering more venting options. Because they are self-storing, they eliminate the hassle of seasonal installation and removal and save on storage space. To give your home a fresh update that offers protection, curb appeal and an opportunity to save on energy bills, consider adding a storm door to your home. (StatePoint) l


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IT’S WHAT THE PROS CHOOSE IF CURRENT DESIGN TRENDS ARE ANY INDICATION, WOOD SIDING IS BACK. DESIGN PROFESSIONALS ARE RECOMMENDING ONE SPECIES IN PARTICULAR: CYPRESS. WHAT’S BEHIND THIS REVIVAL OF CYPRESS SIDING?

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while the tree is growing. The oil acts as a preservative, meaning cypress wood doesn’t need to be pressure treated with chemicals like some other wood siding options.

ood looks, dependable performance and affordability,” says Stephen Logue of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association, www. CypressInfo.org. “Cypress has a unique appearance with its honey-like hues and intriguing grain pattern. Its ability to withstand the elements and nature has long made it a favorite siding material in areas of the country that experience constant heat, high humidity and torrential rains. Additionally, cypress is a competitively priced material. We see it being requested more and more.” Architects Side With Cypress: Take it From the Pros Atlanta-based architect Daniel Martin says he recommends cypress to clients based on his firsthand experience with the unique wood. “The performance is great,” Martin says. “I’ve had cypress siding on my own home for more than 20 years, and I’ve only had to repaint it once in that time. One of the main reasons I recommend cypress is because it’s resistant to decay, as well as insects like termites and bees. Carpenter bees love some other species of wood, such as cedar. They’ll bore in and lay their eggs, and then woodpeckers come along and gouge out grooves to get to the eggs, destroying the wood. That’s not an issue with cypress.” As Martin has learned, cypress comes by its durability naturally, thanks to an oil that is produced

David and Laurel Mullikin, a husband-and-wife design/build duo in Atlanta, say they use cypress regularly in outdoor applications.

Cypress siding provides good looks, natural durability and dependable performance at an affordable price – qualities that attract homeowners and design professionals alike.

“We’ve designed some of our best projects with cypress,” Laurel says. “It’s one of our favorite species of wood to use. In fact, we’re currently designing our own new home. We are incorporating cypress as the ceilings for our porches, adding a lot of aesthetic warmth to a part of the house many people overlook. And we’re using cypress siding and finishing it with the Shou Sugi Ban method, which involves charring the surface of the wood and then sanding and sealing it. The process not only provides a unique look to an already beautiful wood, but also enhances its natural durability.” For the Best Performance As with any wood siding, cypress will require a little TLC every now and then to look and perform best. With properly applied finishes and regular maintenance, cypress siding will last a lifetime or longer. Whether installing new cypress siding or refreshing existing wood, the first step is to make sure its surface is clean so that it can better absorb the desired finish. Wash the wood with a mild bleach-and-water

solution, using a pressure washer on a low setting. Let the solution soak for 15 minutes before thoroughly rinsing. Then, allow the wood to dry for about a week. This also is a good time to repair any nail holes and surface irregularities. Homeowners who prefer cypress’ natural color can preserve the look by applying a clear, water-repellant sealer to all sides and edges of siding boards. It’s also suggested to look for products with a UV inhibitor to block out the sun’s fading rays. Sealers should be reapplied every few years to rejuvenate and protect the wood. If left untreated, over time, cypress will weather to a dark gray. To bring out the richness of cypress’ grain, semi-transparent, oilbased stains work best. These stains will penetrate the wood, prevent water problems and allow the wood to breathe. Stains typically need to be reapplied every two years. If you like the clean look of a solid finish, paint it. For best results, apply a 100 percent acrylic latex paint with a compatible primer. It’s also recommended to back prime the boards to avoid any potential moisture issues. No matter your chosen finish, remember to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for best results. For more information on cypress, or to get inspired for your next home or renovation project, visit www.CypressInfo.org. (BPT) l

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isasters can happen anywhere and at any time, and the emergency situations that follow can typically involve lifealtering decisions, actions and consequences. No matter what region you and your family live in and regardless of which large-scale threat your area could be subject to, being prepared is crucial to handling these frightening situations in a proper manner. Following these tips can help you be ready for emergency scenarios. Understand potential threats. The starting point for building a preparedness plan is knowing what to prepare for depending on your geographical region, time of year and many other factors. For example, some families may need to be ready for an earthquake while people thousands of miles away need to think about the possibility of tornadoes. Communication is key. Put into place a family communication plan that everyone frequently reviews for understanding. Knowing where to be, where your family members are and what everyone needs to do can be the difference between thinking clearly and making por

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CREATE A PLAN decisions. This also includes making certain that all family members have important phone numbers written down, saved or memorized.

Create a kit. What belongs in your emergency kit depends largely on the scenario you’re preparing for, but regardless of the situation, having the necessary supplies in one place can come in handy. Material items like flashlights, batteries, cellphone chargers, extra cash, maps, blankets and medical supplies are nearly universal in their usefulness for emergencies. Adding a similar emergency kit to your car could be useful, as well. Prepare nutrition. Keep a ready supply of non-perishable snacks and drinks. If you were to lose power, you’ll want to avoid opening the refrigerator, which releases trapped cold air and reduces the amount of time food will store safely without spoiling. After most perishables are exposed to temperatures over 40 F for two hours, you’ll need to discard them, though a full, sealed freezer can hold its temperature for up to 48 hours. Learn safety practices. All members of the family can learn how to

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administer first-aid or CPR in case of a health emergency or a situation that requires quick medical attention. Emergencies can easily go from bad to worse without proper training. Store important documents. Keeping important paperwork and documents in a secure, accessible location is vital in case of an emergency that would cause evacuation. Birth certificates, insurance policies, deeds and titles, plus any other financial documents could make an evacuation,


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short-term or long-term, that much easier to handle. Ideally, they should be stored in a fire-proof safe in an easily accessible area of the home. Stay informed. When it appears that an emergency could be looming, such as a severe weather situation, make sure to turn on a TV for news updates or a weather radio to stay in tune with your surroundings. Finding information online with a laptop or cellphone can be helpful as well, but make sure to keep devices charged in case of a power outage. While disasters and the emergencies that accompany them can be difficult to think about, planning for them is one of the best ways to keep your family safe. Find more emergency preparedness tips at eLivingToday. com. (Family Features) l

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torm season may bring welcome rain, but some storms are strong enough to pack a dangerous punch. Planning ahead for this year’s wicked weather can help ensure you’re ready to weather whatever Mother Nature throws at you. Make sure your family is ready for bad weather and potential power loss with these tips: 1. Ensure there is a working flashlight in every room, so you can safely navigate no matter what time of day the power fails or where you are. Check the battery terminals for any signs of damage or corrosion, and replace old batteries to give you the fullest charge possible. Also invest in a quality lantern or two, so if you have to hunker down for a while, you can do so with the comfort of some far-reaching light. After all, reading or playing board games is no fun by flashlight. 2. If you have advance warning of a coming storm, unplug devices that are especially susceptible to powerrelated damage, such as TVs and computers. In the event of storms that crop up suddenly or while you’re away from home, it’s best to keep major electronics like TVs, computers and printers plugged into a surge protector to prevent damage from flickering power or a surge when the power is restored. 3. Add a backup power source. Portable generators can provide essential power during a sustained power outage. An option like the Briggs & Stratton Q6500 QuietPower Series inverter generator delivers plenty of power to keep essential appliances and electronics running for up to 14 hours on a single tank of gas. The quiet, lightweight generator has four GFCI 120V-20A outlets, one 120V-240V locking outlet and two USB outlets for flexibility to power whatever you need most. Learn more at briggsandstratton.com and visit TakeYourGeneratorOutside.com to learn more about safely operating a portable generator. 4. During a storm, keep the family together in one safe location. That way you can quickly communicate if you need to make an abrupt change, such as taking more protective cover. It also minimizes the possibility of injury from making your way through the home in the dark trying to locate family members. Severe seasonal storms are the norm across many parts of the country. Planning ahead for potential problems, like power outages, can help ensure you weather the storm safely. (Family Features) l


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GENERATION OF MAKERS GENERATION Z (OR “GEN-Z”) IS THE FIRST COHORT OF AMERICAN STUDENTS WHO COULD TRULY BE CALLED DIGITAL NATIVES. BORN IN 1995 OR LATER, FROM THE MOMENT THEY DEVELOPED DEXTERITIES, MANY WERE PLAYING AND LEARNING ON THEIR PARENTS’ COMPUTERS, MOBILE PHONES, TABLETS AND MORE. THIS IS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE IN THE EARLY LEARNING STAGES OF A CHILD’S LIFE, AND THE IMPACT THIS GENERATION WILL HAVE ON FUTURE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY IS A SOURCE OF SPECULATION. kWRITTEN BY LAUREN REID 130

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ith a population of 70 million, Gen-Zers are poised to outnumber the Millennials, and educators are working to meet the needs of this massive population of tech-savvy students with 21st century tools and resources. The fast-paced nature of this generation requires extra work on the part of educators and parents alike. One way that school communities are engaging students in technology-

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based learning is by building “makerspaces” in which students learn through creating and inventing. Makerspaces are quickly becoming a fixture in the K-12 landscape. They provide hands-on, creative ways for students to design, experiment, build and invent as they engage in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). A makerspace is not solely a science lab, woodshop, computer lab or art room; it may contain elements of all these familiar spaces. Educators and district leaders are flocking to workshops and tutorials to learn how to build classroom makerspaces to prepare children for in-demand workforce skills such as computer coding, robotics, woodworking and 3D printing. These diversified subject areas serve as cross-pollinators for independent student innovation. Makerspaces have an established presence outside of school environments, and are easy to implement at home and in communities. For years, computer scientists, traditional artisans and DIYers have converged at Maker Faires to tinker and showcase their work. The flexibility of makerspaces is inspiring learners everywhere to create their own. The benefits of a home-based makerspace include the freedom to make it accessible for specific learning styles. Creating a home makerspace can be simple, even a workbench or playroom will suffice. Let the child(ren)

inform key decisions on what will go into their learning space for optimal engagement and usage. Here are a few questions to consider before gathering makerspace supplies:

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What general tools and devices does the child enjoy using in school or at home? What supplies are already onhand? What kind of work surface (e.g. table or workbench) will best complement anticipated activities? Does the child prefer traditional building tools, sewing and fabrics, circuit boards or just a computer and peripherals? How will these supplies be stored? What parental guidance (if any) will be offered?

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The open-source learning that takes place in a makerspace may happen even without a full-blown makerspace at home. Creative collisions can occur anywhere, anytime as long as a student has the right tools and inspiration to tinker. Websites such as www.makezine.com offer a resource for project ideas, connecting with other makers and attending Maker Faires. Encouraging young people to invent and make things at home can complement the creative and free-flowing learning they experience at school. Fostering a well-rounded and consistent learning environment for GenZers has the potential to sculpt a neverbefore-seen generation of innovators. Happy making! l

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lineup of string trimmers, leaf blowers and hedge trimmers from Cub Cadet use an innovative technology to power the units called CORE (Conductor-Optimized Rotary Energy). The sophisticated motor technology generates power equal to gas engines and maximizes poundfor-pound power efficiency, compared to its 25 cubic centimeter gas-powered engines. The technology also features a unique Power-Lok system. This standalone drive unit offers lightweight, high-performance string trimmer, blower and hedge trimmer attachments. It saves storage space and money with one tool that does the job of three different units.

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Printed circuit board technology and magnetic rotors generate concentrated, efficient power and torque that is on par with gaspowered units so the toughest outdoor challenges can be tackled without the fill-ups, fumes or pullstarts of gas engines. By delivering high-torque performance with no dependence on battery voltage, CORE technology leverages a revolutionary motor design and a responsive load-sensing controller to deliver power and performance where and when it is needed. It also features zero gasoline emissions and much less noise than gas-powered equipment. Because the motor consists of lighter weight materials and does not require a gas tank, it is lighter for users to operate. With longer runtimes than other gasless tools, the technology offers all the power needed for various outdoor projects with nearly 45 minutes of power on one charge. The typical recharge time is 1 hour. More information is available at CubCadet.com. (Family Features) l


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WHETHER YOU USE A LANDLINE, MOBILE PHONE OR BOTH, YOU’VE LIKELY RECEIVED THOSE PESKY ROBOCALLS -- PHONE CALLS THAT USE A COMPUTERIZED AUTO-DIALER TO DELIVER A PRERECORDED MESSAGE. AS A CONSUMER, HERE IS WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS COMMON ANNOYANCE TO YOUR HOME OR PERSONAL LINE. 134

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Robocalls are often illegal. However, keep in mind that some robocalls are permitted, such as companies you have done business with under certain circumstances, medical appointment confirmations and school closing calls. Political and charitable calls are among others that also may be allowed, along with banks and telephone companies, provided those companies make the calls themselves. Remember, many robocalls illegally disguise, or “spoof,” their Caller ID information or violate other rules.

or to unsubscribe from the list, as this will tell the robocaller that it’s reached a live number.

Don’t give out personal information: If you receive an unsolicited call from any company, including one you do business with, tell them that you will not give them information until you verify the call is legitimate. Then, call the phone number you know or that you get from the company’s website to confirm.

Ask your phone company to block the number. Your carrier may be able to block certain numbers, although

Advocates are working to mitigate the problem. For example, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and its members of more than 800 independent, community-based telecommunications companies are working to provide information to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Robocall Strike Force to further develop and implement solutions to detect, assess and stop unwanted calls from reaching customers.

robocallers frequently change and disguise their numbers.

You can use technology to block calls. Various companies offer products or services that help you control what calls ring on your phones. They range from mobile apps for wireless phones to devices you can plug into your home phone jacks in order to block robocalls to your wireless phone. The FTC encourages consumers to report unwanted calls to www.donotcall.gov or 1-888-3821222. Complaints may also be filed with the FCC online or 1-888-CALLFCC (1-888-225-5322). More information can be found at ntca.org/robocalls and fcc.gov/consumers/guides. As a consumer, you have more power than you may realize to control who calls you and when. Thanks to new resources, you can take concrete steps to help put a stop to robocalls. (StatePoint) l

Never respond to a robocall. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommends that if you receive a robocall, simply hang up. They also warn consumers not to press any number to speak to a live operator

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GENA LEE NOLIN ACTRESS, AUTHOR, AND PHILANTHROPIST | Los Angeles, California PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF SHANDREW PR Who She Is: Nolin’s first TV gig was showing cabin cruisers and new cars on the game show “The Price is Right,” with Bob Barker. She is known widely as bad girl ‘Neely Capshaw’ on the iconic hit TV show “Baywatch.” About that role Nolin says, “I get more recognition from my character on Baywatch than any of the other shows. It’s pretty cool to have been part of something so iconic”. Also, she had the honor of playing comic book legend “Sheena” for two seasons with Sony Pictures. Power Of Taking Chances: About the power of taking changes, Nolin says, “I believe strongly if you don’t take risks, you’re truly missing the point of living life” She goes on to say, “Anything I’ve done from a fear-based mindset, has been the most rewarding for me. Lessons are meant to be learned. I get excited when opportunity knocks to jump in. This usually means something really amazing is about to happen. I never want that be that girl who says, ‘“what if?’”. Appeal Of Media: Living a life captured by the media can be an excellent teacher. Nolin concurs and says, “I definitely learned more about myself and what really mattered, when fame hit me. It exposed the core of me in ways I could never have

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imagined. All my insecurities and flaws were on the table for the world to see which meant growing up fast”. She learned to stop worrying about what the press did or didn’t say, and focused on her work ethic and important aspects of her life. Family Is Power: For Nolin, family is everything. It requires much patience and effort to keep life balanced. Knowing she can be a great mother and wife while doing what she loves is a beautiful thing. Time management and boundaries are a must. Nolin says, “If I’ve promised my children something, I’ll always follow through”. Work and family must have an equal commitment, and respect that’s mutually understood. Her sentiment, “If your family doesn’t come first, I truly believe one can’t be their best”. Powerful Words Of Wisdom: Don’t be afraid to be you. Nolin believes it’s easy to get consumed or even lost in what we achieve rather then who we are. She says, “I live for authenticity and truth in everything I do. Be kind. Be the hand that lends support to others. By doing so, you’ll uncover a beauty that surpasses the most skin deep beautiful person”. She encourages all to peel off the mask and embrace our beautiful selves.


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fter Henley’s return from the show, many modeling agencies began requesting her to serve as a mentor for their young talent at seminars and forums. She began quickly accumulating a roster of models through these events whom she referred to the national magazines and companies for bookings. Due to popular demand, the model/entrepreneur soon produced her first Runway Show called “Magnifique” in February of 2013, which featured 150 models (of all ages, heights, shapes and, backgrounds).

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The Magnifique Fashion Shows quickly gained momentum, and soon, Henley was producing the shows across the U.S. and partnering with both mainstream and independent magazines, designers, and retailers for endorsement and campaign deals starring her models. At New Orleans Fashion Week 2017, Victoria launched her own fashion line, The Victoria Henley Collection, which drew inspiration from empowered and trailblazing women throughout history (including Gloria Steinem, Frieda Kahlo, Dolly Parton, and Cher). The collection has been featured in a variety of print publications. Henley was pleased to take one of her models, Elizabeth Dicken, along with her to New York Fashion Week in February of 2017, where Miss Dicken opened the show for David Tupaz at Madison Square Garden Theatre and modeled in several Style Fashion Week and Gallery showings. Henley is a body positive activist who believes all ages, heights, sizes, races, and genders should be properly represented in the fashion industry, and her inclusive mindset is also applicable to models with special needs. She shot a magazine editorial with Madeline Stuart (the world’s first professional model with Down Syndrome) onsite at LA Fashion Week and has arranged dozens of magazine spreads, television spots, and modeling contracts for special needs model, Autumn Kincaide (a Magnifique runway regular, who will also star in an upcoming Seventeen Magazine Feature). Henley’s model roster now includes over 3,500 models, designers, and retailers, and she was named on Her Magazine’s “Top 10 entrepreneurs Under 30” list in 2016. If you are a model, designer, or retailer interested in becoming involved in an upcoming Magnifique Fashion Show, please contact Victoria Henley directly via email at lynnboathen@yahoo.com. Connect with Victoria Henley on social media at: Instagram: @victoriahenley Facebook.com/quirkyvictoriafanpage l JULY / AUGUST 2017

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ctualmente, la grasa que es extraída se evita exponer en el ambiente para reducir las probabilidades de contaminación. Esto se consigue a través de dispositivos cerrados y equipados con un sistema integrado de inyección de grasa, una vez que es extraída del cuerpo.

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La cirugía de contorno corporal busca moldear y definir la silueta del torso, los miembros superiores e inferiores, el abdomen, la cintura y la cadera. El cirujano dispone de los siguientes procedimientos: lipoinyección mamaria y de miembros superiores, abdominoplastia, liposucción abdominal, lipoinyección glútea y/o colocación de implantes glúteos, liposucción y lipoinyección de miembros inferiores.

Liposucción Es un procedimiento cosmético y reconstructivo donde se aspira la grasa acumulada en alguna región anatómica, mediante la ayuda de cánulas y un aparato de succión especial (liposuctor convencional, láser, vibroliposuctor),

EXISTEN DISTINTAS TÉCNICAS PARA EXTRAER LA GRASA QUE SE ACUMULA EN EL ABDOMEN, LOS FLANCOS, LA CADERA O LOS MUSLOS, PERO HAY UN MÉTODO ASISTIDO POR UNA FUENTE DE ENERGÍA QUE GENERA MOVIMIENTOS DE LAS CÁNULAS INTRODUCIDAS AL TEJIDO GRASO PARA PODER ELIMINAR LA GRASA SIN TANTO ESFUERZO POR PARTE DEL CIRUJANO Y CON EL MENOR TRAUMA POSIBLE PARA GENERAR MENOR INFLAMACIÓN

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con la finalidad de mejorar la apariencia corporal según los parámetros occidentales de belleza.

Lipoinyección Se refiere a la aplicación de la grasa extraída del propio cuerpo en otras regiones anatómicas para aumentar su volumen y mejorar su contorno. Por ejemplo, se puede inyectar grasa en glúteos, hombros, región pectoral, cara, pantorrilla, mamas, etc. Este procedimiento se realiza con todos los cuidados necesarios y bajo el control de todas las variables, sin embargo, no está exento de complicaciones. La posición de la punta de la cánula infiere mucho, pero su comportamiento es azaroso debido a la probabilidad de lacerar vasos venosos de forma inherente (nunca de forma dolosa). Por otro lado, al momento de inyectar la grasa, esta puede viajar hasta las cavidades cardíacas y producir obstáculos para el funcionamiento cadiopulmonar con consecuencias devastadoras.

Mamoplastia Se utiliza para disminuir o aumentar grasa. En caso de reducir la grasa mamaria, se utiliza una liposucción para evitar dañar el tejido glandular y conseguir minimizar y mejorar la forma de la grasa que envuelve la mama. Esta cirugía se realiza en estados muy particulares de mamas jóvenes con tejidos glandulares densos. También se recurre a la liposucción como adyuvante previo a una reducción mamaria o como complemento de una mastopexia (levantamiento de busto) para detallar las unidades anatómicas de la mama y contornear mejor la mama resultante. Aumentar la mama es un caso cada vez más frecuente. Sin embargo, para conseguir un volumen mamario ideal se sigue apostando por los implantes de senos.

Abdominoplastia, dermolipectomia o lipectomia Es un procedimiento cosmético usado para eliminar el exceso cutáneo y graso de la zona baja del abdomen, acompañado de una plastia o reconstrucción de los músculos abdominales JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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flácidos que, generalmente, son consecuencia de una distensión a raíz de embarazos o aumento de peso. La cirugía acarrea una cicatriz amplia colocada en una posición lo suficientemente baja para que sea cubierta por la ropa interior. La mini-abdominoplastia es una variante para realizar abordajes o incisiones más pequeñas, pero tiene precisas indicaciones para llevarse a cabo; es decir: no todas las pacientes son candidatas a este método.

Gluteoplastia Intervención ideal para conferir una forma específica a la región glútea. Existen cuatro formas en esta región: la más solicitada es la forma redonda o brasileña, pero también abunda la forma V, A y cuadrada. La estructura de cada zona glútea es diferente, incluso a cada lado del mismo paciente, y se determina por la constitución grasa, longitud y ancho de los músculos; también influye la figura de los huesos de la cadera y la actividad física realizada por el paciente. Existen dos métodos principales para mejorar el aspecto de los glúteos: El primero es mediante implantes en cualquiera de los planos anatómicos de la región glútea y puede ser acompañado por una lipoinyección grasa.

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La segunda opción es una lipoinyección simple de grasa en las diversas superficies de la región. Los resultados de esta técnica son muy satisfactorios, se logran buenos volúmenes, pero poco predecibles, porque después de la operación el volumen sufre una reabsorción que depende de múltiples variables, entre ellas: el plano de colocación de los injertos grasos y sus tamaños.

Lipoescultura HD Una tendencia en alza durante la última década. Se refiere a una liposucción sobre la superficie anterior del abdomen donde se le otorga detalle a la región, emulando la geografía de un cuerpo con desarrollo muscular hipertrófico. El proceso es mediante una cánula especial (en canasta) que absorbe grasa de forma definida y a través de las líneas que se quieren enfatizar en el abdomen como los músculos oblicuos o las metámeras de los músculos rectos (cuadritos) y sus bordes laterales. Esta operación no cuenta con estudios a largo plazo que


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debe cambiar el vendaje por una faja de grado médico que el paciente deberá usar durante 24 horas durante el primer mes. En caso de que el paciente tenga un sistema de drenaje, se puede retirar o continuar usando dependiendo de la cantidad de líquido que salga de la herida. La hospitalización será, por lo menos, de 24 horas para vigilar los parámetros y los signos vitales del paciente hasta que tolere la vía oral y camine normalmente sin sintomatología pulmonar o dolor. Después de este periodo de tiempo, nuestro equipo inicia un sistema de ultrasonido terapéutico y cámara hiperbárica de forma diaria por una semana. La recuperación general dependerá de la cantidad y las zonas liposuccionadas. Generalmente, la primera semana postquirúrgica está reservada al reposo absoluto. No obstante, el paciente puede realizar actividades de poco impacto, como caminar distancias cortas, estar de pie, asearse, etc. Durante la segunda semana se retira cualquier tipo de drenaje y se procede a terapia con radiofrecuencia y/o cavitación. El paciente debe asistir a consulta una vez por semana hasta cumplir un mes del proceso quirúrgico.

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evalúen los resultados definitivos y, claramente, es una desventaja. Además, en el caso de aumentar la grasa corporal se corre el riesgo de obtener una apariencia poco natural.

Requisitos y cuidados prequirúrgicos El paciente debe ser valorado en consulta. Debe tener un índice de masa corporal óptimo entre 25-30 kg/ m2 de superficie corporal, contar con una evaluación nutricional, no fumar durante cuatro semanas antes del procedimientos y no tomar medicamentos anticoagulantes ni para reducir peso. Además, los pacientes mayores de 40 años o con enfermedades crónicas degenerativas deben realizarse un estudio cardiovascular. A todos los pacientes se les calcula un riesgo prequirúrgico de acuerdo a estándares internacionales y se ofrecen las medidas recomendadas para cada caso.

Recuperación y cuidados postquirúrgicos

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La lipoescultura es una gama de procedimientos encaminados a ofrecer una mejor apariencia corporal que mejoran el estado de salud biopsicosocial del paciente. El procedimiento debe realizarlo un cirujano plástico certificado que garantice la precisión, responsabilidad, conocimiento y espacio adecuado para efectuar la operación.

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Si el paciente y el cirujano toman en cuenta todas las valoraciones prequirúrgicas y los certificados apegados a las medidas profilácticas de los estándares internacionales, se minimizan las probabilidades de riesgos. Algunas de las complicaciones que el paciente tiene derecho a conocer son: hematomas, seromas (acumulación de suero debajo de la piel), infecciones, tromboembolismo pulmonar, cicatrización patológica (hipertrófica o queloide), anemia secundaria, embolismo graso o contusión visceral.

Anestesia El tipo de anestesia se adapta a cada paciente, sin embargo, está comprobado que la anestesia con bloqueo regional y sedación disminuye el riesgo de complicaciones y favorece la recuperación del paciente controlando el dolor de manera eficiente. l JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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bronceado EXCESIVO UNA QUEMADURA SOLAR ES PRODUCIDA POR UNA EXPOSICIÓN A LA RADIACIÓN ULTRAVIOLETA (UV) EMITIDA POR EL SOL O POR CÁMARAS DE BRONCEADO. OCURREN CON FRECUENCIA ENTRE LOS 18 Y 29 AÑOS DE EDAD DEBIDO A DISTRACCIONES AL AIRE LIBRE SIN LA PROTECCIÓN ADECUADA os síntomas aparecen a partir de las dos a cuatro horas posteriores a la exposición. El pico de la reacción con enrojecimiento, dolor e inflamación es a las 24 horas. La severidad de la quemadura dependerá de la pigmentación, el tipo de piel, el tiempo de exposición, el horario y el uso de productos que aumenten la sensibilidad a los rayos UV (bronceadores, perfumes o medicamentos).

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La exposición solar de forma repetitiva causa envejecimiento prematuro de la piel (fotoenvejecimiento o dermatoheliosis), que se aprecia como coloración ámbar, arrugas (rítides), ensanchamiento de los poros, manchas pigmentadas o rojas. Además, aumenta las posibilidades de padecer cáncer de piel entre mayor sea la intensidad y las veces que ocurran las quemaduras solares.

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Primer grado: la piel adquiere un tono rosa a rojo intenso. Segundo grado: pueden aparecer ampollas.

¿Cómo se pueden prevenir? Usar fotoprotector: debe ser agradable a la piel. El uso de pantallas solares es la mejor opción y deben tener una regulación FPS (Factor de Protección Solar) 35 a 50+. Aplicar cada tres o cuatro horas, y en caso de salir de vacaciones cada dos horas; recuerda que el sudor puede removerlo. Evita los de venta comercial, y busca los recomendados dermatológicamente.

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Antioxidantes: es importante tener en cuenta que la aplicación tópica o el consumo de algunos antioxidantes específicos, pueden hacer tu piel más resistente a la radiación UV. Evitar las horas pico: el horario con mayor índice de radiación es entre las 10:00 a. m. y las 3:00 p. m. De hecho, aunque el clima esté nublado, aún percibimos 70 % de los rayos UV. Usar ropa adecuada: hasta un 30 % de los rayos solares pueden atravesar los textiles. Es recomendable vestirse con ropa con tecnología FPS, que se comercializan actualmente en marcas deportivas, gorras y sombreros. Los lentes polarizados también son muy efectivos. Altitudes elevadas y medio ambiente: hay un aumento a la exposición solar del 4 % por cada 304.8 metros por arriba del nivel del mar. Hay áreas que aumentan el índice de los rayos reflejados, como el concreto, las ventanas, los vidrios, la arena, el agua y la nieve. Cuidados en niños: en menores de seis meses, se debe evitar exposiciones solares mayores a 20 minutos. Lo ideal es usar ropas que los protejan. Después de los seis meses, se pueden aplicar fotoprotectores especiales para niños, más aún cuando su exposición será mayor de 30 minutos. Si quieres broncearte… lo mejor es hacer una prueba inicial (sin aplicar bronceador) por 15 a 20 minutos al día, e ir aumentando cinco minutos cada día. Disminuye la exposición si notas algún tipo de enrojecimiento. Después de exponerte por una hora, siempre aplica fotoprotector. Importante: entre más claro sea tu tono de piel, es más probable que toleres menos la exposición.

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a disminuir las molestias. El paracetamol es la mejor opción en caso de sufrir fiebre. Hidratación: aumentar la ingesta de agua es crucial para reponer la pérdida de líquidos por la inflamación, y así evitar la deshidratación. Cremas hidratantes: se deben aplicar cremas hidratantes de forma constante (unas seis o más veces al día, según lo requiera) por cinco o siete días. Evita usar ungüentos o petrolato (vaselina), ya que produce un efecto aislante evitando la sudoración y pérdida de calor a través de la piel. Duchas o compresas frías: ya que la quemadura es por un exceso de energía absorbido por la piel, tomar duchas con agua fresca o aplicar compresas frías en el sitio afectado, disminuye la molestia y baja la inflamación. Una táctica útil es mantener la crema hidratante en el refrigerador para que su aplicación sea placentera. Antibióticos tópicos: mupirocina o ácido fusídico, son algunas opciones. Y reservaremos su uso solo después de tener una ampolla reventada. Otras opciones: también se pueden emplear los baños coloides o aplicación de harina de avena cada ocho horas por tres a cinco días. El uso de corticoesteroides en crema reduce considerablemente la inflamación, se recomienda que sea prescrito por un dermatólogo, para determinar la potencia adecuada para tu piel. No a los remedios caseros: evita aplicarte pasta dental, cremas o sprays de primeros auxilios para quemaduras, o productos que contengan anestésicos. Recuerda no confundir un fotoprotector o bloqueador con un bronceador.

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Quemaduras solares y cáncer de piel Los diferentes tipos de exposiciones a la radiación UV se relacionan con diversos cánceres de piel. La forma continua y crónica, como en las personas que trabajan en exteriores o algunos deportistas, se asocia con carcinoma espinocelular. Por otro lado, la exposición intermitente o recreacional (en la que es más probable que ocurran las quemaduras solares) se asocia con carcinoma basocelular y melanoma. El riesgo de melanoma aumenta con el número de quemaduras solares durante la vida. Es importante disminuir este riesgo. Si tienes duda de una lesión nueva, no olvides consultar a tu dermatólogo. l JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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LA MEDICINA Y LA TECNOLOGÍA CONVERGEN PARA OFRECER A LA HUMANIDAD ALTERNATIVAS CON MENOR GRADO DE INVASIÓN EN PRO DE MEJORAR LA CALIDAD DE VIDA... Y EL ÁREA DE LA ESTETICA CAPILAR NO ESCAPA A ESTA FUSIÓN kPOR DR. LEONCIO MONCADA CIRUGÍA PLÁSTICA, ESTÉTICA, RECONSTRUCTIVA Y TRASPLANTE CAPILAR | www.cirugiacapilar.com

a alopecia androgenética afecta a hombres y mujeres pero pocas personas hablan de ello. En una sociedad dominada por cánones de belleza cada vez más exigentes, lo recomendable es abordar el problema con el mayor rigor científico y buscar solución en manos expertas para no comprometer la salud integral del paciente.

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Debemos recordar que en algunos casos la caída del cabello no solo afecta la apariencia física, también puede disminuir aspectos emocionales (autoestima), sin embargo, los avances han permitido mitigar con éxito la caída del cabello con esta técnica innovadora donde el cirujano plástico puede aplicar el Método de Extracción de Unidades Foliculares, conocida también como Técnica FUE, por sus siglas en inglés (Folicular Unit Extraction). En la actualidad, este procedimiento es el más novedoso y util en el mundo por su alta eficiencia FOTOGRAFÍA WWW.FREEPIK.COM / @luis_molinero 162 SPANISH

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para garantizar la restauración capilar con apariencia natural. Consiste en un procedimiento quirúrgico ambulatorio, con anestesia local, sin pinzas ni bisturí, que extrae las unidades foliculares de forma individual, sin necesidad de retirar una tira del cuero cabelludo. Es una tarea mínimamente invasiva que reduce al mínimo las cicatrices, pues no requiere sutura.

Cicatrices inadvertidas La recuperación del área intervenida se inicia casi de inmediato, con mínimas restricciones y avances significativos. El proceso de regeneración es progresivo y depende del metabolismo de cada paciente. La persona tiene el rostro enmarcado con más cabello lo que favorece notablemente su aspecto general. Y luego de seis u ocho meses el aspecto cambia de manera significativa gracias a los resultados definitivos. Desde 2012 se viene aplicando dicha técnica en Venezuela. A cuatro años de su lanzamiento en Estados Unidos y poco después de Argentina. El procedimiento de restauración capilar con el método FUE se diferencia de otros porque utiliza para la extracción de los folículos dispositivos de 0.6 mm o 0.7 mm, cuyas cicatrices pasan inadvertidas, incluso si la persona prefiere usar cabello muy corto.

Técnica FUE Tecnología avanzada que permite realizar sesiones que involucran hasta 3.000 unidades foliculares. Un procedimiento ambulatorio, indoloro y con anestesia local, orientado a la restauración del cabello con una apariencia natural y sin suturas. En apenas 48 horas la zona intervenida comienza a recuperarse y en pocos días el paciente aprecia los cambios.

La primera fase es la extracción de unidades foliculares, que se clasifican según el número de

cabellos que la componen. Éstas son preservadas bajo condiciones controladas hasta el momento de ser implantadas en la zona receptora o zona afectada por la alopecia androgenética. Además del área del cuero cabelludo, las unidades foliculares también se pueden implantar en otras zonas pilosas, como las cejas, la barba, las patillas y el bigote, sin cicatrices y usando como zonas donantes diferentes partes del cuerpo.

Inyectores de cabello El uso de la última tecnología de inyectores de cabello nos permite dar a cada unidad folicular la profundidad, angulación y dirección requeridas para que el área intervenida, una vez recuperada, presente un aspecto natural. Es un daño mínimo en la piel y en apenas 48 horas la zona donante comienza a recuperarse y el paciente puede lavar su cabello sin riesgo de perder alguna unidad folicular. Es indispensable acudir a un especialista en la materia, de esta manera el paciente garantiza un manejo adecuado de cada etapa y la preservación de la integridad de las unidades foliculares en las fases de extracción e implantación. l Para inquietudes y mayor información recomendamos a nuestros lectores consultar con nuestro especialista: | www.twitter.com/cirugiacapilar | www.instagram.com/cirugiacapilar | cirugiacapilar@gmail.com

TÉCNICA FUE (FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION) 1

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GIRÓN GUTIÉRREZ LICENCIADO EN NUTRIOLOGÍA POR LA UNIVERSIDAD DE CIENCIAS Y ARTES DE CHIAPAS. MIEMBRO DE LA ASOCIACIÓN MEXICANA DE NUTRIOLOGÍA A.C (AMENAC). ASESOR NUTRICIONAL DE LA ESCUELA MUNICIPAL DE ATLETISMO DE TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ. ASESOR NUTRICIONAL DEL CERTAMEN DE BELLEZA REINAS CHIAPAS. CONSULTOR NUTRICIONAL DE MANERA PARTICULAR. | www.facebook.com/NutriologoDavidG | www.twitter.com/NutriologoGiron | www.instagram.com/Nutriologo_giron | Nutri_giron@hotmail.com

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Estrés Imagina que estas a punto de realizar un actividad frente a un grupo considerable de personas, ¿te comerías una caja de galletas o perderías el apetito? El estrés afecta la conducta alimentaria de las personas de forma diferente.

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LLEVAR UNA DIETA CORRECTA SUELE SER COMPLICADO POR ALGUNAS SITUACIONES QUE PROMUEVEN EL DESORDEN A LA HORA DE COMER. ESTOS DESBARAJUSTES PUEDEN DURAR HORAS, DÍAS O MESES. ENUMERAMOS ALGUNOS ELEMENTOS QUE AFECTAN LA FORMA EN CÓMO NOS ALIMENTAMOS

Experimentamos estrés cuando nos ocurre algo interiormente o a nuestro alrededor que nos altera emocionalmente. Entonces, utilizamos tácticas para combatir el agente estresante y regresar a nuestro estado normal. Los problemas familiares, los exámenes, el trabajo, las relaciones afectivas o el país producen diversos niveles de estrés que pueden provocar mucha ansiedad o eliminar las ganas de comer. Sin embargo, podemos encontrar consuelo en algunos ingredientes relacionados con la felicidad: las fresas, el pavo, las espinacas, las uvas, la leche, el pan integral y las papas. Estos alimentos poseen un alto contenido de triptófano, un aminoácido que estimula la producción de serotonina, la hormona que genera sensación de felicidad.

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Cerebro = comida Comer no solo significa ingerir alimentos para el buen funcionamiento de nuestro organismo, también representa un significado social y cultural. Por esta razón, el lugar donde vivimos induce nuestra forma de comer y hasta los ingredientes que elegimos. El sabor, olor, color y la textura de un plato activan características organolépticas en el cerebro, por ejemplo: aceptar o rechazar una comida. Las grandes empresas de comida rápida utilizan potenciadores de sabores para que el cerebro genere un vínculo con el producto que venden; lo mismo sucede cuando tenemos frente a nosotros un platillo que nos recuerda a la sazón de nuestra madre o abuela. JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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Trabajo, escuela u otras actividades Vivimos en tiempos apresurados. Preferimos ahorrar tiempo al preparar una comida instantánea que invertir un espacio para cocinar y valorar la calidad de los ingredientes que nos llevamos a la boca.

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Ambiente obesogénico Este concepto está relacionado a todos aquellos alimentos que provocan sobrepeso u obesidad y que se encuentran a nuestro alrededor: en la escuela, en el trabajo y en las zonas de esparcimiento. Por otro lado, también influye la publicidad que nos envuelve a consumir ingredientes procesados.

Organización… palabra clave para solucionar este problema. Los fines de semana podemos planificar el menú que consumiremos los próximos cinco días. Prepara los recipientes, lava las verduras, sazona y congela las carnes, y compra generosas cantidades de frutas. De esta manera, evitarás caer en las tentaciones alimenticias que nos te rodean.

En la actualidad podemos encontrar refrescos y demás productos industrializados hasta en la más lejana montaña. Este “ambiente obesogénico” pone en riesgo nuestra salud. La población debe tener mayor conciencia de su criterio de compra y aprender a escoger los productos adecuados. Se debe promover las campañas nutricionales para combatir este problema.

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Compañía Únete con personas que consuman alimentos de gran contenido nutricional y que tengan una dieta balanceada. Acércate a quienes tengan los mismos objetivos que tú y busquen un estilo de vida satisfactorio y sano. Recuerda: no le tengas miedo a ningún alimento, pero sé consciente de lo que comes. Además, procura comer a la misma hora todos los días para no alterar tu metabolismo y celebra los buenos momentos. l

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motivación kPOR MARISOL ALCALÁ PANTOJA

PSICOPEDAGOGA ESPECIALISTA EN DIFICULTAD DE APRENDIZAJE (LECTURA, ESCRITURA, CÁLCULO, MEMORIA Y ATENCIÓN). EN LA ACTUALIDAD SE DESEMPEÑA COMO DOCENTE CON EL FIN DE IDENTIFICAR Y AYUDAR A LOS NIÑOS QUE REQUIERAN UNA ATENCIÓN ESPECIAL.

EN RELACIÓN A CÓMO ESTIMULAR A UN JOVEN CON TRASTORNO DE ESPECTRO AUTISTA (TEA), DEBEMOS TENER CLARO QUE CADA NIÑO ES ÚNICO Y CON NECESIDADES PROPIAS PARA COMUNICARSE Y RELACIONARSE

| www.facebook.com/marisol.pantoja.750 | solmari26am@gmail.com ara obtener una buena estimulación en los niños con TEA, debemos ser empáticos, así como también contar con efectivos enlaces familiares, escolares y comunitarios para alcanzar una buena relación con él. Muchas veces pensamos que comunicarnos con el niño solo tiene que ser de forma oral, pero podemos emitir mensajes a través de los siguientes canales sensoriales:

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Visual: llevar su atención principalmente a todo lo que captan con sus ojos; los colores por ejemplo. Auditivo: expresiones por medio de los matices de la voz, los diferentes sonidos y las vibraciones. Cinestésico: énfasis en las sensaciones, en cómo reacciona su cuerpo ante el entorno, el cual nos permite llegar a ellos. ILUSTRACIÓN WWW.FREEPIK.COM 168 SPANISH

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AL LOGRO De igual modo, existen numerosas actividades para estimular y desarrollar un aprendizaje dinámico y educativo con el niño:

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Dibuja y cuando consigas su atención, verbaliza lo que ilustras. Crea junto a él pero sin invadir su espacio. Potencia la interacción en aquello que le gusta. Al realizar una tarea, dale ordenes breves, claras y sencillas. Respeta su orden, es decir, si prefiere guardar los juguetes de una determinada manera, déjalo. Así se consigue la empatía. Realiza juegos divertidos. Premia lo que hace bien. Los reforzadores son cualquier cosa que al niño le agrade. Trabaja los hábitos básicos a través de dibujos que ejemplifiquen las tareas como comer, bañarse o vestirse. Pégalos en un lugar donde pueda verlas para que señale lo que desea. Ejercita el vocabulario. Indícale cómo se llama cada cosa, objeto o animal y explícale lo que hace y para qué sirve. Si el niño presenta una hipersensibilidad sensorial, trabaja con distintas texturas, para que vaya conociendo y sintiendo cada una de ellas. Regala mucho afecto, cariño y apoyo familiar. Esto fortalecerá la confianza en sí mismo. Con ayuda de estos ejercicios y programas, el niño desarrollará sus formas de comunicación y avanzará en cada etapa de su vida para tener un vínculo social estable y lograr sus metas y propósitos. l

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os conviene aprender más cosas sobre la hepatitis y cómo prevenirla. El hígado es un órgano importantísimo debido a las más de 500 funciones que ejerce en nuestro cuerpo; entre las más destacadas: almacena, metaboliza y desintoxica.

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El hígado limpia y depura la sangre de todas las sustancias tóxicas que entran al torrente sanguíneo; alimenta al cuerpo con la cantidad justa de glucosa (azúcar); reserva las vitaminas y los minerales; regula las hormonas y produce el porcentaje adecuado de aminoácidos para fabricar músculos fuertes y sanos. Además, genera la bilis que contribuye al correcto funcionamiento digestivo.

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Infecciones por virus, bacterias o parásitos. Trastornos de tipo autoinmune. Lesiones debidas a la interrupción de la irrigación sanguínea normal del hígado. Traumatismos. Presencia en el organismo de determinadas drogas, toxinas o medicamentos.

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Presencia de trastornos de tipo hereditario. Sin embargo, la forma más frecuente de dañar el sistema hepático se debe a un proceso infeccioso de tipo viral, y que se puede prevenir con medidas higiénicas, vacunación y el uso correcto de cualquier material que puede infectarse con facilidad.

Virus principales Hepatitis tipo A Generalmente, los niños se contaminan con este grupo. La transmisión se produce al consumir agua o alimentos contaminados por materias fecales que contienen el virus, y también por contagio de persona a persona, sobre todo si las condiciones higiénicas son deficientes. En ocasiones no se perciben síntomas importantes, por lo que la enfermedad no llega a ser diagnosticada. Cuando presenta síntomas, estos consisten en cansancio, ictericia (la piel tiene un color amarillento), inapetencia, náuseas, vómitos y orina de color oscuro. Los efectos suelen ser más graves en adultos. La hepatitis A no es crónica porque no daña al hígado de forma permanente, pero no debemos restarle importancia porque puede presentar una complicación denominada hepatitis fulminante y ser mortal.

Hepatitis B o hepatitis sérica El contagio se produce a través de fluidos corporales infectados como la sangre, el semen, las secreciones vaginales, la saliva, las lágrimas y la orina. Otras formas de transmisión: material quirúrgico contaminado, agujas de acupuntura, rastrillos de


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Spanish importar la edad o sexo, ya que un adulto puede tener hepatitis A, o un niño puede tener hepatitis B, C.

manicura o pedicura, cepillo de dientes, relaciones sexuales, transfusiones o una madre contaminada lo puede transmitir por parto o lactancia. Es crónico con facilidad y la gravedad radica en que puede ser asintomático. El diagnóstico por examen de laboratorio es primordial, sin importar los días del cuadro agudo. Los portadores asintomáticos son una fuente importante de contagio, puesto que al no ser conscientes de que presentan la enfermedad, no toman medidas para evitar su transmisión. Se pueden diferenciar dos tipos de evolución en el curso crónico de la enfermedad: crónica estable y crónica persistente o activa; esta última tiene peor pronóstico y normalmente desemboca en cirrosis.

Hepatitis C Se transmite por contacto directo con la sangre de una persona infectada. Principales fuentes de transmisión: jeringas, material quirúrgico, hemodiálisis, transfusión o contaminación por parto o lactancia materna. En la mayoría de los casos el paciente permanece asintomático, aunque la enfermedad puede progresar lentamente, por lo que existe riesgo de aparición de cirrosis/cáncer hepático.

Hepatitis D o hepatitis delta Su carga viral es más grave. Se transmite por las mismas vías que el virus de la hepatitis B. Es un virus muy especial, pues necesita la existencia de una infección por el virus de la hepatitis B para poder sobrevivir en el ser humano. Por ello, cuando alguien está infectado de hepatitis D también está infectado de hepatitis B. Se estima que el 5 % de los pacientes con hepatitis B están coinfectados por el virus de la hepatitis D. Síntomas: fiebre, náuseas, vomito, ictericia (color amarillo en piel y ojos), fatiga, pérdida de peso y pérdida del apetito. Su diagnóstico es importante sin

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La mayoría de las veces las hepatitis no producen síntomas y la enfermedad pasa inadvertida, por lo que solo se la pude diagnosticar mediante análisis de sangre.

Debe existir una impecable higiene personal, lavarse las manos, lavar los alimentos y mantenerlos en buen estado durante su almacenamiento y consumo. Cuidar la sanidad del entorno, del agua y la disposición de las excretas en el hogar.

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Los bebés deben recibir una primera dosis de la vacuna contra la hepatitis B al nacer. Deben recibir las tres inyecciones de la serie entre los 6 y los 18 meses de edad. Los niños menores nacidos de madres que tienen hepatitis B aguda o han tenido la infección en el pasado deben recibir una vacuna especial de hepatitis B no más de 12 horas después del nacimiento. Los jóvenes menores de 19 años a los que no les hayan aplicado la vacuna, deben recibir las dosis de “recuperación”. La vacuna contra la hepatitis B o inyección de inmunoglobulina para hepatitis B (IGHB) pueden ayudar a prevenir la infección si se administran en un período de 24 horas luego del contacto con el virus. No existe vacuna para la hepatitis C.

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Medidas para prevenir hepatitis B, C, D. No compartir objetos personales, como cuchillas de afeitar o cepillo de dientes. No compartir agujas para inyectarse drogas ni otros equipos de drogas (como pajillas). Educar y vigilar a los grupos vulnerables. Asear adecuadamente los espacios donde residen los pacientes con diálisis peritoneal o heridas expuestas con una solución que contenga una parte de blanqueador casero por nueve partes de agua. Extremar medidas al hacerse tatuajes y perforaciones en el cuerpo. Usar preservativos. El sexo seguro significa tomar medidas antes y durante el sexo que pueden evitar cualquier infección. l

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EJERCITA TU mente a actitud mental positiva es parte de un estilo de vida saludable. Cambiar la forma en que afrontamos las situaciones nos ayuda en los aspectos laborales y personales. Recuerda: nuestro cuerpo es el templo más sagrado y, por ende, debemos cuidarlo.

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En estos tiempos hay un término que se ha hecho muy común en nuestro vocabulario: el estrés. Un porcentaje de las enfermedades que nos atacan son producto del sistema tan acelerado en que vivimos, la presión del trabajo y los niveles de ansiedad que experimentamos. Por esta razón, de la misma forma en que ejercitamos los músculos del cuerpo, también debemos hacerlo con nuestra mente. A continuación, te ofrecemos algunas claves para alcanzar este propósito.

Dale la vuelta y mira desde otro punto de vista Todos, aunque no lo creas, somos creativos. Te invitamos a entrenar tu creatividad en las situaciones más difíciles; míralas desde otra perspectiva, no veas solo lo negativo, no pretendemos que creas que el mundo es perfecto, pero sí podemos enfocar nuestras energías en emociones positivas. Acepta que algunas cosas son obstáculos y saca el mejor aprendizaje de ello.

Ríe y aprende Crecer es una constante enseñanza. Significa descubrirnos, reírnos y aprender de nuestras decisiones. En este sentido, acéptate tal y como eres, pero también entiende cuáles son las oportunidades que tienes para seguir creciendo.

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MUCHOS CREEN QUE PARA ESTAR SANO SOLO HAY QUE HACER EJERCICIO FÍSICO, PERO ES UN ERROR. EXISTE UN TIPO DE EJERCICIO QUE NACE DESDE NUESTRO INTERIOR Y ES CAPAZ DE CAMBIAR SIGNIFICATIVAMENTE NUESTRO DÍA A DÍA. ¿SU NOMBRE? PENSAR EN POSITIVO La palabra es tu pensamiento Hay un dicho que viene como anillo al dedo: “El pez muere por la boca”. Usaremos esta metáfora para decirte: deja de quejarte tanto. Las palabras transmiten tus pensamientos, por eso, debes desarrollar propósitos positivos.

Habla contigo mismo y sé agradecido Toma unos minutos para conectarte con tu interior. Dale espacio al amor que está dentro de ti y da las gracias por tu familia, por un nuevo día de vida, por las cosas buenas. Hacer esto te libera de miedos y de cualquier emoción negativa que habita en tu interior.

Visualiza momentos positivos Un ejercicio que sirve para mantenerte positivo, es recordar uno que hayas vivido. Cierra tus ojos y rememora ese instante, siente ese bienestar y declara: “soy un campeón”. Siente como toda esa energía positiva recorre tu cuerpo. Ahora, abre tus ojos y quédate con esa sensación.


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Quinua con leche y coco Ingredientes • ¼ taza de quinua • 1 taza de agua • 1 taza de leche de coco • 2 cucharadas de coco rallado natural • 1 sobre de estevia • 1 canela en rama • Canela en polvo al gusto Cada quien elige cómo vivir, y siempre tendremos opciones. Depende de ti tener un equilibrio para vivir con una actitud positiva. No solo debes ocuparte de un cuerpo saludable, también debes tener el control sobre tu mente para llenarte de felicidad. Como siempre, terminamos nuestra publicación compartiendo una receta. En esta oportunidad es un postre cargado de buenos recuerdos porque es una preparación con la sazón de la abuela. l

Preparación - Remojar la quinua en una taza de agua. Dejar durante 30 minutos. - Colar la quinua, y rociar mucha agua directa en el colador bajo el grifo. - Añadir la quinua, la leche de coco, el coco rallado, la estevia y la rama de canela en una olla. - Cocinar a fuego lento hasta que la quinua esté suave. No debe quedar 100 % seca, déjala un poco espesa con la leche de coco. Si se seca, añade un poco más de leche de coco. - Dejar reposar y reservar en la nevera. Servir con canela en polvo al gusto.

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LAS TENDENCIAS VINTAGE Y RETRO CADA VEZ COBRAN MÁS PROTAGONISMO EN EL MUNDO DE LA MODA. A TRAVÉS DE ELLAS LOS CONSUMIDORES CONSIGUEN DOTAR SUS ESTILISMOS CON UN CARÁCTER ÚNICO Y UNA DIMENSIÓN ESPECIAL. ergio Aranda Barcelona ha ampliado su colección en la que aúna la plata de ley con elementos antiguos para crear una joya nueva. De este modo, los botones ibéricos de épocas medievales se unen al talento de Aranda para crear unos gemelos únicos e irrepetibles caracterizados por el paso del tiempo y su legado.

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El especialista en convertir monedas antiguas en piezas contemporáneas maximiza así su colección de joyas con historia, que ya cuenta con obras que combinan monedas romanas, griegas, tibetanas e ibéricas. La incorporación de estas piezas de joyería se produce en un momento en que las maxi joyas y el estilo barroco están en auge y decoran los outfits de las it girls. De este modo, el estilo ecléctico reina el steetstyle alrededor de las principales pasarelas.

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Aranda, inspirándose en Barcelona (España), ha lanzado un collar de perlas cultivadas con la forma del ‘Panot’ de Gaudí, que se encuentra en el famoso Paseo de Gracia. Esta pieza, disponible en varios colores y con cierre en plata de ley, amplía su colección basada en los míticos símbolos de la ciudad Condal. l


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Gargantilla de perlas cultivadas hexagonales como la baldosa que diseño Gaudí y que pavimenta El Paseo de Gracia de Barcelona. Cierre en plata de ley .

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Gargantilla rubís facetados con cierre en plata de ley realizado con una moneda china del año 1821-1851 Emperador Hsuan Tsung.

Sello en plata de ley con moneda romana. Gemelos en plata de ley realizados con botones de la época medieval.

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Anillo en plata de ley con moneda romana y amatista. Colgante en oro 18kt con una moneda francesa aùo 1605-1614 Double Tournois Chateau Regnault Francois de Bourbon – Ardenne. Colgante en plata de ley con 1 peseta de aluminio 1999. Anillo en plata de ley con moneda romana y aguamarina. Pendientes en plata de ley, con monedas romanas y amatistas. Rosario en plata de ley unisex, con perlas cultivadas.

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triunfar EN EL MUNDO DEL MODELAJE HAY MUCHOS FACTORES QUE JUEGAN UN PAPEL DETERMINANTE A LA HORA DE UN CASTING: LA BELLEZA, EL CARISMA Y LA ACTITUD SON ALGUNAS DE ELLAS. SIN EMBARGO, HAY UN ELEMENTO IMPORTANTÍSIMO COMO EL PHOTOBOOK, ESE CATÁLOGO DE NUESTRO TRABAJO QUE HACE LA DIFERENCIA ENTRE LA DERROTA Y LA VICTORIA. kPOR JACQUELINE AGUILERA DIRECTORA DEL INSTITUTO DE MODELAJE JACQUELINE AGUILERA | www.instagram.com/jacquelineaguilera | www.twitter.com/MissWorld95

omo instructora de pasarela y mejoramiento profesional, las academias debemos brindar a los modelos que se inician en este mundo tan exigente, tips importantes para sobresalir al momento de asistir a un casting. Aquí expongo mis sugerencias para afrontar con éxito este reto:

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Es vital para una modelo tener un portafolio o book. Este será su tarjeta de presentación. Dicho material debe ser visto como una inversión y mientras más detalle tenga, mejores serán las oportunidades en la competitiva industria de la moda.

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Tu apariencia debe ser impecable. El cabello, la piel, las cejas y las uñas deben estar siempre presentables. La depilación es fundamental. Procura tener un look natural y mantenerlo más de una temporada, así tus fotos no perderán vigencia.

Utiliza un vestuario unicolor y que favorezca tu figura. No puede faltar una imagen con el clásico bikini negro.

No abuses del maquillaje. Lo ideal es tener varias imágenes donde demuestres la versatilidad, pero es imprescindible un close up donde el fotógrafo capte tu verdadera esencia.

La actitud es elemental. Varía tus expresiones siempre con seguridad y destaca tu mejor ángulo. Practica frente al espejo y observa editoriales de moda en las revistas para lograr mayor dinamismo en tu fotopose . l

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REPRESENTA LA FUSIÓN ENTRE LA PERSPECTIVA FASHIONISTA Y LA PERMANENCIA DE LAS TRADICIONES INDÍGENAS. ESTA EMPRESA DEDICADA A LA CONFECCIÓN DE MOLAS (ARTE TEXTIL ÉTNICO) TIENE MÁS DE 15 AÑOS EN EL MERCADO, Y ES EL RESULTADO DE GENERACIONES DE ARTESANOS QUE MANEJAN EL CUERO DESDE HACE MÁS DE 50 AÑOS.

l objetivo de la marca es rescatar la marroquinería y rendir tributo al arte colombiano a través de la mezcla de técnicas como el bordado en tela y trenzados (caña flecha) para crear piezas coloridas en cuero napa con los más altos estándares de calidad.

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El trabajo consiste en sobreponer telas de diferentes colores y, de acuerdo con el diseño, se realizan cortes del color necesario para luego coserlo a mano con un bordado invisible. Las molas son creadas por los aborígenes Kuna, ubicados en el golfo de Urabá y en el río Atrato en Colombia. Por medio de estas bolsas plasman su cultura y edifican un nuevo nivel de la artesanía contemporánea. Bossley Colombia no solo busca satisfacer las necesidades del mercado para ofrecer a los consumidores un producto de altísima calidad, sino también preservar parte de la cultura indígena, ofreciendo al pueblo Kuna la posibilidad de continuar con el legado de sus antepasados de una manera creativa y con mayor alcance. l


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Al ritmo de las olas del mar emergen del océano hermosas sirenas encantadas. Es el momento de deslumbrar con la cálida brisa del verano

FOTOGRAFÍA WALTER DELGADO @waltermdelgado ASISTENTE SUYUD ISSA @suyudissaphotography

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NIXON RUIZ Instagram @briamcute Facebook/Nick Ruiz Álvarez FOTOGRAFÍA MARIANA PATIÑO @marianad83 MODELO GIAN MARCO DORTENZIO @gmdortenzio01

Etnias Collar de ojo de tigre, turquesa, lluvia de oro, jade blanco, ámbar y coral espuma de diferentes colores wengué (tonos tierras que van desde el beige hasta el café oscuro pasando por el ocre), collares de canutillo azul y rojo.

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Collar perlas, aguamarina y turquesa con adornos con baño de oro.

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Collar estilo egipcio en ónix negro con adornos con baño de oro. Mangala Sutra collar en ónix negro con adornos con baño de oro. Collar de tres vueltas en cuarzo rosado y ónix con adornos con baño de oro. Mangala Sutra collar en turquesa con adornos con baño de oro.

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Colección Jatun Runa Nos sumerge en un mundo donde el tradicional estilo militar se mimetiza con la indumentaria citadina, adquiriendo una connotación urbana a través de acentos que enfatizan el estilo masculino, creativo y cosmopolita. Las piezas fueron confeccionadas con denim, dril, baby alpaca, cuero y caucho; todas en una paleta de color que varía entre el gris, verde, azul y negro, ofreciendo una nueva versión del camuflaje.

www.yirkosivirich.com Fotografía y styling Jorge Anaya www.jorgeanaya.com

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IRMA CONTRERAS Con el concepto “hecho a medida” personalizan los diseños de acuerdo a los gustos de cada cliente. Sus colecciones hablan del encuentro entre dos mundos: la sastrería británica y el ADN caribeño. La firma es apologista de la exclusividad, por esa razón son expertos en la manipulación textil y trabajan con las mejores telas en camisera. En el atelier de Irma Contreras cada cliente cuenta con su propio patrón, garantizando la originalidad de las camisas y que sean perfectas para el cuerpo de quien las lleva, sin ningún tipo de limitante en tallas.

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ESTILO urbano kPRESENTADO POR ARGENIS GUDIÑO

Damas Vestido a la cintura Hermosa pieza con diseño estampado $29.99

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estilo vintage

Diseño colorido, hebilla con correa para apoyo del tobillo, suela artificial $ 38.00

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Short de jeans

Sexy pantalon corto, ideal para estos días de verano $29.95

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Crochet Vintage

Traje de una pieza de ganchillo rosado $ 80.00

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Caballeros Adidas Pro Modelo Animal

Zapatillas deportivas de cuero, cierre de encaje, suela de caucho para tracción $50.00

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Sudadera con capucha

Cómoda sudadera con estampado marino $ 50.00

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Denim Jordan

Pantalones cortos dril de algodón, diseño de Lavado $35.00

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LUEGO DE EXPONERNOS A LOS INCLEMENTES RAYOS SOLARES, TANTO EN LA CIUDAD COMO EN UN DÍA DE PLAYA, ES NECESARIO REESTABLECER EL GRADO DE HUMEDAD EN LA PIEL MEDIANTE UN TRATAMIENTO HIDRATANTE

ntes de hidratar correctamente la piel, se recomienda limpiarla en profundidad para eliminar la sal y otros residuos. Los exfoliantes corporales y faciales se encargan de eliminar las impurezas y las células muertas, y con una aplicación semanal permiten que las cremas y lociones sean mejor absorbidas por la piel. Realiza una exfoliación durante duchas de agua tibia, así relajarás y humectarás todo el cuerpo de forma natural.

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Para hidratar la piel tras un día playero debes aplicar una crema hidratante para nutrir al cuerpo y evitar la sequedad que puede provocar el sol. Elige una crema que contenga elastina y colágeno, ya que el sol destruye estos componentes y nuestro cuerpo necesita volver a producirlos con normalidad. De esta manera, se combate el envejecimiento prematuro. Pero no olvidemos que el rostro también debe estar continuamente hidratado. A diferencia del cuerpo, usa una crema facial específica para el cutis. Si la cara está seca y rojiza aplica una crema de noche con efecto calmante para que, durante las horas de sueño, la piel se nutra y recomponga.

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Además de los productos hidratantes, también es importante consumir mucha agua para devolver la frescura y elasticidad a la piel. Para lograr un bronceado parejo y prolongado debes tener ciertos cuidados. Utiliza una loción hidratante con aloe vera para mantener el bronceado y evitar la aparición de resequedad o pellejitos provocados por quemaduras. Beber jugo de frutas naturales y comer zanahorias extenderá el tono dorado en la piel y aportarán brillo y vitaminas.

Alivia, hidrata y regenera Durante los días de verano debes mimar la epidermis para evitar daños irreparables. Escoge productos específicos como un after sun; sus efectos van más allá de los beneficios de una crema hidratante: alivia la sensación de ardor, hidrata, nutre y calma la piel sensible, y prepara al cuerpo para nuevas exposiciones, volviéndolo más resistente.

Un truco Para quienes adoran las cremas con efecto frío: nada como guardar el after sun en la nevera (nunca en el congelador) y aplicarlo con un estimulante masaje.

disponibles en múltiples texturas para facilitar su absorción: emulsiones o sprays. Toda una inversión en belleza y salud que te permitirá sacar partido de cada rayo de sol de forma saludable.

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A pesar de usar protectores solares, es necesario aplicar productos reparadores para equilibrar las funciones cutáneas. La piel se deshidrata y necesita sustancias calmantes, hidratantes, nutritivas y antioxidantes. Los productos post-solares suelen tener un efecto antiinflamatorio (descongestiona las pieles enrojecidas por el sol) y refrescante. l

En este mismo sentido, el after sun es el aliado perfecto para prolongar el bronceado y cuidar profundamente la piel, manteniéndola elástica y tonificada durante los días de sol y arena. Sus compuestos incluyen ácidos grasos y vitaminas, aunque algunas marcas han desarrollado fórmulas innovadoras para multiplicar sus beneficios: lociones con anticelulíticos, geles reafirmantes, cremas antiedad, entre otras presentaciones. También están

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| www.lukenugent.co.uk MODELOS AMBER TUTTON @ambertutton ANNABELLE LOVELUCK @adloveluck DANI RACE www.daniellarace.com GEORGIA MEACHAM @georgiameacham GEORGIE RIOT www.unitemodels.co.uk/georgier/ JESS WILCOCK @jesswilcock91 JORDAN EBBITT @jordanebbitt MARTHA THORPE @martha_thorpe

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“2016 COLLECTION FOR THE LONDON HAIR ACADEMY BY SUHYUN KANG” - PHOTOGRAPHER LUKE NUGENT

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“2016 COLLECTION FOR THE LONDON HAIR ACADEMY BY SUHYUN KANG” PHOTOGRAPHER LUKE NUGENT

MODELO AMBER TUTTON @ambertutton

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Eyeshadow Palette

Intensa colección de sombra de ojos en polvo con tonos neutrales y vibrantes. Tienen un excelente poder de permanencia.

$50,00 Powder Blush

Rubores muy pigmentados que duran todo el día. Está disponible en tonos mate, metálico y nacarado.

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Paleta ligera de 10 piezas en conjunto de luz a medio y de medio a profundo. Están hechos con silicona e hidratan la piel. Su fórmula ligera e hidratante proporciona una cobertura mediana a completa.

$50,00

Second Skin Foundation

Ofrece una apariencia natural, ligera y se ajusta a una segunda piel. Su efecto es de larga duración con una cobertura mediana escarpada ideal para todo tipo de piel.

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Hermosa colección de 12 tonos para colorear las mejillas en tonos mate, metálico y nacarado. También tiene colores rojos suaves y corales tropicales. Disponible en conjuntos de ligeros a medianos y medianos a profundos.

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Loose Face Powder

Es hipoalergénico y puede ser utilizado solo o para establecer una base.

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Metallic Lip Velvets

Luce un aspecto metalizado en los labios con una exquisita cobertura en todos los tonos de la piel. Si quieres obtener un efecto suave y natural, aplica una capa delgada, pero si quieres un efecto intenso aplica varias veces para remarcar el tono. Además, este producto ofrece una excelente protección solar para tu boca.

Volumizing Mask

Máscara de largo uso que aporta definición y plenitud a las pestañas. Resistente al agua. Su cepillo promueve el alargamiento y previene el aglutinamiento.

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VERSATILIDAD… ESA ES LA PALABRA IDEAL PARA DESCRIBIR A ESTE CARISMÁTICO CONDUCTOR DE TELEVISIÓN. ÉL SE ADAPTA A CUALQUIER RETO Y SU NOMBRE HA SIDO MENCIONADO DESDE ESTADOS UNIDOS HASTA ARGENTINA. GRACIAS A SU PERSONALIDAD SE HA GANADO AL PÚBLICO DEL CONTINENTE 218 SPANISH

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harry levy arry Levy personifica la constancia y la perseverancia. Sus logros traspasan los límites de su natal Venezuela, donde fungió como parte del equipo de la Organización Miss Venezuela. A pesar de esto, consolidó su carrera no por títulos, sino por su innegable talento. Actualmente, figura en CNN en Español en el programa Showbiz y, además, posee su propia columna de moda en nuestras páginas.

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Su pasión por la animación es compartida con la asesoría personal. De hecho, tiene un ojo crítico incluso para sí mismo. Seguir relatando la personalidad de nuestro amigo sería darlas algo más que un abre boca de nuestra entrevista. Te invitamos a conocer el verdadero rostro de Harry Levy.

Eres una referencia del buen gusto. ¿Cuál es el secreto para lucir impecable? “Vestir es una forma de expresión. Nunca estudié moda, pero sigo las tendencias y, sobre todo, aplico el autoestudio para crear una imagen personal con la que me sienta cómodo y a gusto. Hoy en día no hay secretos, todo se vale mientras te sientas bien. La confianza, la certeza y la seguridad son infalibles para proyectar una buena imagen”. Eres animador, profesor de oratoria, entrenador de spinning, asesor de imagen y preparador de reinas de belleza. ¿Cómo distribuyes el tiempo para todas estas ocupaciones? “Son actividades que forman parte de lo que soy; nunca me separo de ellas. Además, cuando disfrutas lo que haces, siempre consigues el tiempo para hacerlo.

Tengo una agenda cronometrada y me he tenido que adaptar a las distancias de Miami porque me gusta ser puntual según me permita el tráfico”.

El mundo de la televisión tiene muchos desafíos, ¿cuáles son los aspectos básicos para sobrevivir en ella? “Primero hay que entender que es un medio muy competitivo. Hay que ser paciente –una virtud que me ha costado desarrollar– y perseverante, porque es fácil desanimarse. Ser educado –una enseñanza que le agradezco a mis padres– y tener la certeza de que llegará el momento donde el talento y la oportunidad se unan”. Cómo animador, ¿cómo generas el feeling con el público? “Hablo con confianza, como a mí me gustaría que me hablaran. No solo se expresa la boca... los ojos, las manos y la sonrisa son elementos que comunican un mensaje y, dependiendo de la ocasión, los uso a favor del mensaje para obtener más alcance entre la audiencia. Hay que hablar con honestidad y franqueza”. Eres una figura pública y las redes sociales son plataformas para que los fanáticos expresen libremente sus pensamientos. ¿Cuál debe ser la postura ante comentarios negativos? “Me gusta que mi trabajo genere una matriz de opinión. Quienes tenemos el privilegio de trabajar en este medio debemos entender que estamos expuestos ante la crítica, aunque a veces sea una forma secreta de admiración”. “Agradezco todos los comentarios positivos y negativos, que afortunadamente son pocos, y el mismo público JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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Hay una línea muy delgada entre ser animador de entretenimiento y animador de la llamada prensa rosa, ¿cómo ser ecuánime ante ciertas noticias? ¿cómo discernir entre un “chisme” y una información verdaderamente relevante? “Mi línea nunca ha sido amarillista y considero que una noticia de farándula debe ser tratada con el mismo respeto y responsabilidad que una información de otra fuente. Es preferible confirmar una primicia y no agregar detalles que desencadenen rumores que puedan dañar la imagen de un artista. Aunque eso es lo que vende, me mantengo alejado de los chismes. Hay muchos repetidores de chismes y pocos periodistas de entretenimiento; me gusta ubicarme en el segundo grupo”. La familia es un pilar fundamental, ¿qué le agradeces a ellos y cuáles son esos valores o consejos que llevas contigo a cualquier parte? “La educación que recibí en casa me abrió muchas puertas que mantengo abiertas gracias a la honestidad, la lealtad, la responsabilidad y el agradecimiento. Estas materias no se aprenden en el colegio; me las enseñaron mis padres y mi abuela”. Desde tu punto de vista, ¿bajo qué parámetros determina que una persona esté bien o mal vestida en una alfombra roja? “Hay que saber vestir para cada momento y llamar la atención por lo bueno y no por lo malo. Hoy en día, la moda ha demostrado que no hay parámetros y que todo está en tendencias. El arte está en cómo se mezcla, se combina y se luce una pieza. Mi recomendación es que ante un momento de duda, es mejor optar por un clásico con un toque de show”. ¿Posees algún ritual o cábala antes de salir en cámaras? “Me gusta visualizar el escenario, respirar, mirar a mi equipo, apartar todo lo que me molesta o me incomoda, porque en realidad mi deseo es estar allí, donde todo fluye con palabras oportunas y una buena sonrisa”. 220 SPANISH

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No podemos dejar pasar la oportunidad de conversar sobre los concursos de belleza. ¿Qué opinas con respecto a los cambios que han venido experimentando dentro de sus organizaciones? “Los concursos cambiaron porque la mujer del mundo ha evolucionado. El empoderamiento de la mujer es una realidad que se manifiesta en cualquier actividad que haga, incluyendo un certamen de belleza. El mundo está listo para mujeres más reales, con experiencias de vida, preparadas, aguerridas, con historias que contar y mensajes que compartir. Ya no es suficiente ser una muñeca para ganar, hay que saber mostrar lo que hay más allá de la belleza y eso me encanta”. Tu trabajo te ha llevado a recorrer el continente, ¿cuál es la esencia del latinoamericano? “Ganar, superarse a sí mismo y luchar contra los ‘no puedes’. Cinco curiosidades que nuestros lectores desconozcan de ti. Mi comida favorita es el desayuno, todos los días como huevos. Me quedo dormido viendo televisión. Manejo con dos pies. Soy un poco obsesivo con el orden. No me gusta cepillarme los dientes pero lo hago a regañadientes. No como cochino ni sus derivados.

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¿Qué te recuerda a tu infancia? “La torta de queso, el tiramisú, el pie de limón… me gustan todos. Me gustaban mucho los juegos de mesa como el ludo y el sabelotodo. Además, jugué mucho backgammon, un juego para adultos pero venía en un maletón de cuero”. Un consejo para la nueva generación de animadores latinoamericanos. “Prepárense bien y sean pacientes, porque los que llegaron antes que nosotros no están dispuestos a soltar el micrófono. Cuando llegue ‘esa’ oportunidad, aprovéchenla y demuestren cuánto les importa y les gusta esta profesión”. l JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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Andy Benavides es una admirada fashion blogger del norte de México. Sus outfits la hacen ver impecable, pero no solo se trata de su buen gusto al vestir, su trabajo fotográfico es el reflejo de su seguridad y

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carisma, dos atributos esenciales en una persona que quiere llegar a un público masivo. Ser una blogger influencer es más que una cara bonita y accesorios costosos; es saber que la manera en que vestimos simboliza nuestra identidad y también es una tarjeta de presentación, porque la primera impresión siempre cuenta. Definitivamente, este trabajo es una pugna constante para lograr el mayor alcance, pero de todas maneras el éxito no se mide por la ropa, sino por las personas que se identifican contigo. Definir al fashion blogger en la industria de la moda puede causar confusión, el público los capta como críticos, asesores de imagen o fashionistas. ¿Cuál es su papel en la actualidad? “Para mí, ser lifestyle fashion blogger implica crear contenido y publicaciones referentes al mismo tema


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y compartirlo con mis seguidores. Muestro mi estilo personal, colaboraciones, tendencias y artículos que sean de mi agrado”. Hoy en día hay bloggers que cuentan con más aceptación en redes sociales que los mismos diseñadores. ¿Cómo un blogger construye su imagen? “Poco a poco se va puliendo la imagen. Si la gente la encuentra atractiva, de manera natural, te vuelves una figura en las redes o en un blog”. ¿Cada cuánto tiempo actualizas tu guardarropa? ¿Es una ley evitar repetir prendas de vestir? “Lo que busco proyectar en mis publicaciones es justo la necesidad de repetir accesorios, mezclar marcas y estilos. Creo que esto es lo que realmente hace un estilo único”. Los fashion bloggers parecen ser fotogénicos por naturaleza. ¿Has practicado modelaje o fotopose? “No, nunca estudié modelaje ni pienso hacerlo. Es cuestión de conocer tus ángulos, tu personalidad y tu estilo. Con eso todo fluye”. ¿Cuál es el camino que debes recorrer para que las marcas patrocinen tu trabajo? “Las marcas me buscan porque demuestro el impacto y los resultados que causan mis publicaciones”. ¿De la moda solo lo que te acomoda? “Definitivo. Si algo no se me ve bien, por más que esté de moda, no me lo pongo”. ¿Un fashion blogger es esclavo de la moda? “No lo considero esclavitud, pero para crear nuestro contenido debemos buscar constantemente artículos o prendas interesantes, ya sea por colaboración o comprándolos por cuenta propia”. ¿Qué pasos sigues a la hora de realizar una sesión fotográfica con un outfit? “Elijo el look, los accesorios, los zapatos, los lentes, etc. Y listo, si me gusta el resultado, tomo la foto”. JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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Generalmente, los seguidores tratan de imitar las combinaciones que realizan sus ídolos, sin pensar que quizá para ellos no sea el atuendo apropiado. ¿Instruyes a tus seguidores a crear estilos propios? “Por supuesto. Siempre recalco que yo me visto de cierta manera por el estilo de mi cuerpo y les pido que se inspiren pero que nunca copien a nadie”. ¿Por qué las marcas acuden cada vez más a los bloggers? “Porque saben el impacto que algunos tienen con sus seguidores y los resultados inmediatos que ven en las publicaciones”. ¿Qué consejo le darías a alguien que quiere abrir un blog de moda? “No esperes más y hazlo. El tiempo corre”. ¿Cuáles son las maneras más comunes de rentabilizar un blog? “Medir el impacto con ciertas marcas y usarlas de ejemplo con las futuras firmas, y cobrar lo correspondiente”. ¿Qué aporta el contenido de una blogger que una marca por sí misma no puede conseguir? “Probablemente, la blogger que contrata una marca ya tiene una fuerte base de seguidores que creen en su estilo y en la calidad de sus publicaciones. La gente quiere ver personas reales y cercanas usando las prendas y no solo modelos exclusivos de la marca”. l

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SU TRAYECTORIA PUEDE INTIMIDAR A CUALQUIER PERSONA LIGADA AL DISEÑO DE VESTUARIO. ESTA DAMA BRITÁNICA HA TENIDO EL PLACER DE VESTIR A LAS CELEBRIDADES MÁS RUTILANTES DE LA INDUSTRIA CINEMATOGRÁFICA EN EL SET DE GRABACIÓN kPOR ARGENIS GUDIÑO MICHELE CLAPTON www.micheleclapton.com/ FOTOGRAFÍAS CORTESÍA DE www.hbo.com/ FOTOGRÁFO MACALL B. POLAY/HBO www.macallpolay.com/ FOTOGRÁFO HELEN SLOAN/HBO @HelenStills

as creaciones de esta artista han maravillado a cientos de espectadores. Su mente tiene la capacidad de viajar en el tiempo y recrear en el presente diseños que no solo relatan historias, sino que se convierten en el vehículo ideal para que los actores desarrollen sus personajes con más esencia y personalidad.

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Los trajes y vestidos de esta diseñadora merecen tener su propio espacio en un museo de moda. Michele Clapton convierte telas y colores en distinguidos detalles visuales que transcienden la pantalla. Ha participado en series de televisión como The diary of Anne Frank (2009 - 2010), Sense and sensibility (2007 - 2008) Casanova (2004 - 2005) y recientemente en la serie The crown. En cuanto a la pantalla grande suma varios films: Queen of the desert (2016), Before I go to sleep (2014), Love and other disasters (2006) entre muchas otras. Sin embargo, su reconocimiento mundial llegó con el trabajo que ha realizado desde 2011 en la serie Game of thrones, la obra más exitosa de HBO. Acompáñanos a conocer a la mujer que realmente conquistó los siete reinos de Poniente. ¿Cómo te involucras en el diseño de vestuario para producciones cinematográficas? “Siempre estuve interesada en la ropa. Desde chiquita me gustaba ver y sentir las telas, incluso recuerdo cómo olía la ropa cuando estaban tendidas al sol. Era muy consiente de cómo los colores afectaban mi estado de ánimo. Me encantaba vestirme con la ropa que usaba mi madre en 1950; ella tenía piezas encantadoras y una bella figura”.

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“Luego me di cuenta de que la ropa habla sobre la personalidad de las personas. No es un código, pero generalmente aceptamos o rechazamos a alguien solo por lo que tiene puesto. A través de mis diseños cuento historias sin palabras”. ¿Quién fue tu mentor? “¡Dios, no lo sé! Pero había un chico increíble cuya madre vivía en nuestro pueblo y él la visitaba una vez por semana; su nombre era Bob Star. Me llevaba tres o cuatro años más y se vestía con el fabuloso estilo de los años 50, aunque estábamos a mediados de los años 70. Él se parecía a James Dean y siempre pensé que era el más cool del momento”. “Me sentía interesada por los estilos alternativos, pero luego llegó el punk y me encantó. Comencé a diseñar mi ropa y mi primera etiqueta fue ‘Perspiration de París’ y la hice junto a una estudiante de teología llamada Sasha Braddell. También tuve una maravillosa profesora en Oxford que me animó a explorar el arte y el vestuario”. ¿Qué es lo que más te apasiona de tu trabajo? “Los detalles, los colores y los cortes artesanales. La historia que estamos contando debe tener sentido”. ¿Cómo es el proceso creativo para diseñar las piezas que complementan a un personaje? “Observo el lugar donde vive el personaje, evalúo si es rico o pobre y cómo es su estilo de vida. Así comienzo el proceso para diseñar el vestuario. Más adelante, me reúno con el actor y estudiamos la forma y el color del traje que usará; discutimos todos los cambios necesarios. Es muy importante que el actor se involucre en todo el desarrollo de la pieza”. Has ganado numerosos galardones por tus diseños, ¿qué le dirías a tus fanáticos? “Me siento muy halagada por el reconocimiento de todo el trabajo que hacemos en equipo. Estamos increíblemente orgullosos de lo que hacemos y de perseguir la perfección en cada una de nuestras creaciones. Es parte de nuestra vida”. JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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Tu trabajo en Game of thrones ha revolucionado la moda. ¿Cómo pasaste de las pasarelas a la televisión? “Como diseñadora de modas debes buscar contantemente una estimulación creativa. Tienes dos temporadas principales y dos estaciones para someterte a una presión para lograr ser un éxito de ventas. Esta es una de las razones por las que dejé la moda, por esto muchos diseñadores se queman”. ¿Qué vestido usarías para sentarte en el Trono de Hierro? “Elegiría un vestido de Sansa Stark o Cersei Lannister”. Los personajes de Game of thrones cuentan sus historias a través de los trajes que lucen. ¿Cuáles fueron los más difíciles de hacer? “En ocasiones, los vestuarios más difíciles y que llevan más tiempo parecen ser los más simples del programa. Los hijos del hierro (Casa Greyjoy) son un buen ejemplo. Hicimos los trajes con lino natural que luego teñimos a mano, los texturizamos y realizamos un patrón de tachuelas de plata envejecidas. Quería que el vestuario pareciera pintado con aceite de pescado, los que viven en las Islas del Hierro deberían tener un hedor horrible”.

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“Las vestiduras de Daenerys Targaryen y de las demás mujeres principales también toman muchísimo tiempo en confeccionar”. ¿Qué condiciones evalúas a la hora de realizar el vestuario para una película o serie de televisión? “Varía. Por lo general me intereso por el guion y cómo puedo aportar mi punto creativo. Otras veces me dejo llevar por el director y sus trabajos anteriores. Pero también he tomado decisiones equivocadas y es muy difícil”. ¿Qué tipo de trajes te gustaría diseñar próximamente? “Me encantaría hacer un vestuario de fantasía futurista”. Has vestido a diversas celebridades. ¿Cuáles actores te han impresionado cuando los ves en el set de grabación con uno de tus diseños? “Nicole Kidman es genial, ella puede elevar el vestuario a un nivel superior. Vanessa Kirby es increíble y disfruta mucho los vestidos, la pasamos muy bien en The crown. Claire Foy fue maravillosa como la reina de Inglaterra en The crown, ella resplandece cuando está frente a la cámara. Y, por supuesto, todos los actores de Game of thrones”. ¿Cuál es el traje más pesado que has diseñado? “Uno de los trajes de Kit Harington para Game of thrones”. ¿Has pensado en exponer tus creaciones en un desfile de modas? “Una o dos veces, pero la realidad es muy diferente, así que creo que no pasará. Sin embargo, tengo una línea de joyas inspirada en la serie y la expongo en Mey. London con Eliza y Yunus”. ¿Qué mensaje le das a la nueva generación de la industria del diseño? “Los detalles importan”. l

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CREAMOS PIEZAS Y ESTAMPADOS EXCLUSIVOS QUE COMBINAN LA MODERNIDAD Y LA COMODIDAD, USANDO TEJIDOS DE LA MEJOR CALIDAD Y LOS MATERIALES MÁS AVANZADOS. LOS DISEÑOS DE LA FIRMA SON EL RESULTADO DE LA MEZCLA DE LA PROPIA VISIÓN DE LA MODA, LAS EXPERIENCIAS PERSONALES Y LA INFLUENCIA DE NUESTRAS RAÍCES BARCELONESAS.

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ASESOR TURÍSTICO ADMINISTRADOR DE EMPRESAS TURÍSTICAS Diez años de experiencia laboral en los departamentos de reservaciones y ventas de la aerolínea española Iberia. Amante y estudioso de las diferentes culturas y tradiciones en el mundo. Viajero empedernido. Modelo profesional con experiencia actoral. | www.instagram.com/rafaelalcalde | rafaelalcalde@yahoo.com bro mis ojos y estoy parado sobre un exótico puente carmesí de madera. Me arroya el sonido del agua bajo él. Huele a bambú, y me siento cautivado por la naturaleza y la vista a una clásica construcción del Japón milenario. Cierro los ojos… los abro y me siento envuelto en la época romántica del renacimiento italiano. Las flores coloridas, que recrean un mosaico con figuras geométricas, me hacen sentir en el jardín de un palazzo arrullado por el sonido de su fuente central. Se me acelera el pulso con curiosidad y me hallo perdido en un laberinto de caminos serpeantes, barreras de paredes de césped; atravieso túneles, huele a flores y, en mi búsqueda por encontrar la salida, me topo con obras de arte que me sorprenden con su simbología y color.

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Sin embargo, al caminar, el verde camino se vuelve desértico. El calor del lugar contrasta al hallarme rodeado de cactus variados y áreas semidesérticas de alguna región que me recuerda a México. Una vereda me rocía los sentidos. Siento humedad en el ambiente como si un oasis si presentara sin ser espejismo. Plantas y flores exóticas, palmeras y una flora tan rica que me siento perdido en alguna isla. Al continuar mi camino me encuentro con una explosión de aromas y colores traducidos en flores. Siento que mayo se ha perpetuado durante todo el año en este sitio y es una eterna primavera. Después de atravesar estos montículos florales, un caleidoscopio de formas, JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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colores y texturas juegan con mi visión nuevamente. Un abanico natural se abre para mí y, luego de vivir intensamente esta fantástica aventura, recibo la respuesta al toparme con un enorme letrero que reza: “Bienvenidos a jardines de México”. En este hermoso lugar, tú y tus seres queridos podrán revivir estas vivencias narradas en carne propia, a través de siete jardines temáticos: jardín estilo japonés, jardín estilo italiano, jardín cuatro primaveras, jardín tropical, abanico de flores, laberinto de los sentidos y jardín de cactáceas. La finalidad de su creación, además de la recreación y diversión de sus visitantes, es enviar un mensaje sobre el amor y la conservación de la naturaleza por el hombre a través de su contacto con ella. Jardines de México brinda un espacio educativo e interactivo para niños y adolescentes llamado Consentidos. En el restaurant Dalia se degustan desayunos y almuerzos locales e internacionales. Spectare es un foro al aire libre donde se realizan eventos musicales, artísticos, etc. También cuenta con un orquidiarium,

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y un salón bautizado Bamboo para eventos sociales como bodas, bautizos y comuniones. Para las presentaciones y convenciones empresariales están los salones Dalia y Orquídea. Por su parte, el Expo ChriSer es un centro de exposiciones con capacidad para 2 000 personas. Cabe mencionar que el parque posee tres hectáreas de producción de sus propias flores y plantas para su mantenimiento. Además, cuenta con una sobresaliente escuela de jardinería. l


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ASESOR TURÍSTICO | www.instagram.com/rafaelalcalde | rafaelalcalde@yahoo.com or medio de nuestras páginas los invitamos a viajar por Edimburgo. Agrupamos la mayor cantidad de servicios y sitios turísticos para disfrutar y recorrer en poco tiempo la esencia de esta mítica tierra.

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Ubicarse dentro de la bella ciudad de piedra de Edimburgo es muy fácil. Se divide en dos áreas: The Old Town (la ciudad vieja) y The New Town (la ciudad nueva). En la frontera de ambas se allá Princess Street donde se ubica el majestuoso Hotel Balmoral y el terminal Waverly Station. Desde el aeropuerto se puede llegar al hotel utilizando los típicos taxis negros británicos o a través de un autobús desde el aeropuerto hasta Waverly Station en todo el centro, eso sí, de allí hay que caminar hasta el hotel. Te puedes alojar en el Allison House Hotel, una cálida casa de piedra con la tradicional chimenea en su comedor y, en la mañana, incluye el desayuno. Ya estás listo para conocer Edimburgo. Recorre la ciudad vieja cuya principal arteria es la llamada Royal Mile, donde se encuentran apiñadas muchas atracciones y monumentos. La Royal Mile va desde El Castillo de Edimburgo hasta el Palacio de Hollyrood. Esta se divide en cuatro tramos: Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street y Canongate. Empieza de arriba hacia abajo. En Castlehill visita el Castillo de Edimburgo, aquí verás los aposentos reales y las joyas de la corona. Durante el recorrido puedes rentar audífonos que cuentan la historia del lugar en español.

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Excursiones Te recomiendo un tour por las tierras altas de Escocia. Visita el Lago Loch Ness (hogar del monstruo Nessi), los castillos y las zonas de batallas. También puedes aventurarte en un recorrido hasta Glasgow, una de las principales ciudades. ¡Prepárate a soñar, organizar y realizar un viaje a los mágicos escenarios de Escocia!

Al bajar del castillo hay dos atracciones: El Scotch Whisky Heritage Center, una experiencia para toda la familia dedicada a conocer la historia y el arte de la fabricación de esta famosa bebida escocesa. Justo al frente está el Tartan Weaving Mill & Exhibition, la oportunidad perfecta para observar la creación de estas típicas telas de cuadros.


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llevó al escritor Robert Louis Stevenson a escribir su famosa obra El extraño caso del Dr. Jekyll y Mr. Hyde. A pocos metros de Castlehill está La Cámara Oscura, un lugar que ofrece un artilugio óptico para vislumbrar vistas panorámicas de la ciudad. JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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Spanish Hay algunos tours nocturnos sobre el Edimburgo oscuro, donde ofrecen recorridos por las calles empedradas con luces de faroles y el guía relata leyendas locales de fantasmas y asesinatos. Para gozar de esta experiencia consulta a través de internet o con los folletos de la zona. Sigue al final de la Royal Mile para visitar el Palacio de Holyrood, la residencia oficial de la familia real en Escocia durante junio y julio. Podrás pasear por los salones y las dependencias federales. En este lugar vivió María Estuardo, reina de Escocia. En los jardines se pueden apreciar las ruinas de la catedral de Holyrood. Luego visita el Dynamic Earth, una exhibición para conocer la evolución geológica de la Tierra y el descubrimiento del ártico, el antártico, los glaciales, las erupciones volcánicas y demás hechos similares. Ahora salta de la ciudad vieja hasta la ciudad nueva a través de Princess Street y su elegante bulevar. Vale la pena entrar al lobby del hermoso Hotel Balmoral y admirar la clásica torre y su reloj. Estas calles están minadas por los buzones reales y las tradicionales casetas telefónicas rojas de Reino Unido. Los almacenes Jenners representan el lujo y la calidad. Visita el centro comercial Princess Mall. Llega hasta la colina de Calton Hill, una zona para contemplar el monumento a Nelson, el Monumento Nacional de Escocia (al mejor estilo del Partenón de Atenas) y el observatorio astronómico. En la estación de trenes de Waverly Station debes preguntar por los autobuses número 1,11, 22, 34 o 35, que te llevarán hasta el puerto de Leith para conocer el yate real Britannia. Entre sus tesoros se encuentran el cuarto de la reina, el comedor real, el Rolls Roys de la familia y la preciosa cubierta. El puerto de Leith es uno de los barrios más caros e interesantes de Edimburgo. Está lleno de tiendas, bares, hoteles y restaurantes. Imperdible la zona de The Shore. De regreso a Princess Street, camina desde Waverly Station en dirección a Charlotte Square (ver mapa) en la ciudad nueva. Aquí se encuentran la estatua de Sir Walter Scott y el reloj floral. Cuando estés en el centro de Charlotte Square visita La Casa Georgiana, una obra que muestra cómo fue planificado el estilo de vida de la ciudad nueva. Luego, pasea por George Street hasta llegar al Hard Rock Café de Edimburgo y después entra al distinguido pub-restaurant The Dome. 254 SPANISH

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En Lawnmarket está Glanstone’s Land, una vivienda de seis pisos que recrea el estilo arquitectónico de la ciudad vieja. En High Street encontrarás la catedral de San Gil, la mayor iglesia de Edimburgo y que data del siglo XVII; no olvides visitar los imponentes ornamentos y símbolos de la Capilla Thistle. Al lado de la catedral se alza La Casa del Parlamento, sede actual de los tribunales. En este punto, retrocede para bajar por la calle George IV Bridge, entre Lawnmarket y High Street. Te toparás con la pequeña estatua de bronce de Greyfriars Bobby, un perrito de raza Skye Terrier que fue ejemplo de amor y lealtad cuando, tras la muerte de su dueño, no dejó de montar guardia en su tumba hasta su fallecimiento. De hecho, Walt Disney imortalizó esta historia en la cinta Greyfriars Bobby: the true story of a dog (1961). Por esta misma vía, en la calle Chamber Street, está el Museo Real de Escocia. l


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Spanish Su vida ha transcurrido como una montaña rusa, con altos y bajos. Sin embargo, no se rinde ante la adversidad y logra surgir de sus cenizas como un ave fénix. En la actualidad, reside en Miami donde posee el centro de sus operaciones. Gracias Marie, por mostrarnos tu paleta de colores y trazos de vida para compartirlos con nuestros lectores.

¿Consideras que los artistas plásticos tienen un alma nómada? “Los artistas tenemos un mundo interior muy intenso y fuerte que puede llevarnos a donde queremos ir y a donde podemos vencer, curar o soñar, con todo lo que somos o no somos. Es un viaje interior, consciente o inconscientemente. Visualizar o plasmar nuestras emociones puede sorprendernos hasta nosotros mismos”. Cuándo observas la obra de un colega, ¿qué puedes ver de ese artista a través de su creación? “Para mí, el artista es aquel que se atreve a mostrar su obra y exponerla al ojo del otro permitiendo la crítica. Pero el artista no es el que crea, porque si no solamente sería “No me gusta un artesano. Qué difícil mostrar tu intimidad, concentrarme para hacer tu interior y estar desnudo delante de otros y un proyecto artístico, más si es un colega que tiene una sensibilidad porque de ser así extrema, además de técnica. Cuando miro la me enclaustra obra de un colega, intento respetuosamente en tener componentes dejar que mis vivencias y emociones vibren y escogidos y pensados. me hagan sentir o interpretar”. Prefiero descolocarme, Enmarcarte en un arte específico puede ser didesconcentrarme, fícil ya que, básicamente, amas y vives para el plasmar y entregar lo más básico arte en general. ¿Cómo defines tu estilo? e intenso de mí”. “No me auto-defino, ni quiero definirme, porque estoy en una evolución constante. Hoy, con mi edad, solo quiero hacer, decir y sentir independientemente de lo que otros quieran o piensen. Quiero estar lo más abierta posible para escucharme sin reglas o tabúes. Solo así puedo ser el ‘yo’ que quiero y tener la capacidad de – todavía– sorprenderme a mí misma”. 258 SPANISH

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Cuando tomas un pincel y tienes un lienzo al frente, ¿ya tienes una idea concebida o te dejas llevar por la emoción del momento? “En general, me dejo llevar por un primer trazo y de ahí en adelante compongo, busco, pienso e intento fluir. El banco del lienzo me asusta, por eso lo mancho y lo ensucio para empezar a crear”. Según la psicología del color cada uno representa un sentimiento o una acción determinada. ¿Para los artistas aplica la misma dinámica o tu paleta de colores cambia de acuerdo a la obra que interpretas? “Personalmente, no me fio de la psicología ni de la teoría del color. Esa postura la tenemos incorporada por el sentido estético. En mi caso uso materiales diversos que pego a mis pinturas y juego con volúmenes, texturas y metales; lo que para mí representa un compromiso tan importante como el color. No pinto para nadie... es un acto egoísta porque, en realidad, lo hago para mí”. Siempre se ha dicho que los artistas son eternos enamorados, el mundo cambia constantemente


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y el ser humano va perdiendo valores. Desde tu punto de vista, ¿hay escasez de amor? “Soy artista, piscis y una eterna enamorada. Cada día reniego lo que me pasa o me pasó, y me guio por sentimientos intensos y exacerbados. No sé si hay escasez de amor o que soy demasiado intensa. En este momento quiero dejar de preocuparme por otros, y ser yo el centro de mi amor. Durante el inicio de mi vida me dediqué a amar a otros, ahora quiero amarme a mí”. Tu trabajo te ha llevado a distintos sitios del mundo. ¿Qué lograste absorber de otras culturas y posteriormente terminó siendo inspiración para otra obra? “Estuve en varios países y soy un patchwork cultural de todo lo que viví, visité o sentí, porque el viaje más intenso que hice fue a mi interior. Eso inspira cada día lo que creo y lo que soy”. Cuando decides concentrarte para realizar algún proyecto artístico, ¿cuáles son los factores que analizas? “No me gusta concentrarme para hacer un proyecto artístico, porque de ser así me enclaustra en tener componentes escogidos y pensados. Prefiero descolocarme, desconcentrarme, plasmar y entregar lo más básico e intenso de mí”. Como buena francesa, ¿cuáles son tus dotes culinarios? “(risas) Soy una ciudadana del mundo y aunque no puedo fallar el foie gras y la deliciosa pastelería de mi país, mantengo en el arte culinario mi costumbre de inventar y jugar con sabores y colores”.

Actualmente estás dedicada a la producción teatral. ¿Encarar esta faceta ha sido como cambiar el lienzo de tu vida profesional para iniciar nuevos trazos? “Me formé en letras y lenguas, así que la literatura es mi primer gran amor artístico. La vida me trajo aquí y creo que siempre fui una gran actriz que nunca se atrevió a subir de verdad a un escenario, pero he adoptado tantos personajes que me dieron la capacidad de enfrentar todo lo que no podía o no quería encarar”. “Hoy, hago todo esto pero desde la producción y sé lo que da y lo difícil de ser un actor, cómo se tiene moldear, enfrentar y dejar vivir a otro ser dentro de sí. Los admiro y le agradezco a Eduardo Román, dramaturgo y director, que me sumergió en esta fascinante aventura y me permite colocar algunas ‘pinceladas’ en sus obras”. “Su pieza El beso del jabalí me envició en una nueva forma de arte, donde se conjugan todos los verbos que significan ‘crear’. Escribir, leer, interpretar, componer, aprender y entender la escenografía, el vestuario y la presentación de cada noche, y comprender a un público crítico que llevamos a emociones tan fuertes como reír, llorar o confrontarse a realidades internas… eso, sin duda alguna, es arte”.

Con el avance de la tecnología y el auge del arte digital, ¿consideras que el futuro del arte tradicional se encuentra en peligro? “El mundo evoluciona y cambia… Qué lindo es encontrar otras formas de arte y de expresión de lo que siente el ser humano”. l JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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Spanish CADA TRAZO ES UN MENSAJE Y CADA GOTA DE TINTA SE TRANSFORMA EN UNA EXPRESIÓN. LAS MANOS DE ESTA ARTISTA DAN VIDA A HISTORIAS DE MUJERES QUE DESEAN SALIR DEL LIENZO A LA VIDA REAL eigh Viner es una artista independiente que ha estado ligada a distintas facetas del mundo de la moda, el maquillaje y la fotografía. Su profesionalismo le ha dado la oportunidad de trabajar con celebridades como Lady Gaga y marcas internacionales como L’Oréal, Glossybox, Max Factor, bareMinerals y Unicef.

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“todo es arte para mí” arco Tola es un chef que proviene de la preciosa isla de Cerdeña, Italia, una región abrazada por el soberbio mar Mediterráneo y aromatizada por la fragancia del mirto y la menta. La destreza de Tola se ha consolidado tras 16 años en el mundo gourmet, sin embargo, su ingenio es admirado por muchos gracias a los magistrales platos que muestra en sus redes sociales. En SPANISH INFLUENTIAL fuimos seducidos por su propuesta y conversamos con él acerca de sus inspiraciones y planes venideros.

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“Tengo 38 años de edad y empecé a cocinar a los 22. Nunca fui a una escuela culinaria. Soy un autodidacta”, explica Tola con la certeza de quien nace con un talento sinigual. Este cocinero es un entusiasta de los productos frescos y naturales. “Me inspiro en los colores, las estructuras y en las formas de los ingredientes que vienen de la Tierra. Todo es arte para mí. Cocinar es sobre la comida, pero también se refiere al placer y la alegría”. A la hora de montar sus platos, Tola se rodea de ingredientes tan exóticos como tradicionales. “Amo el chocolate, el mango, la remolacha, el arroz y el pescado. Disfruto mucho fabricar pasta casera… me encanta tener mis manos sucias”, relata. Además, en su menú abundan diversos tipos de berros, una amplia gama de flores comestibles y hortalizas olvidadas como la escarola y el colinabo.

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SON MÁS DE 78 MIL PERSONAS EN INSTAGRAM LAS QUE SIGUEN EL CREATIVO TRABAJO DE ESTE CHEF ITALIANO. EL ARTE Y LA GASTRONOMÍA SE FUNDEN EN PLATOS ALUCINANTES, DELICADOS Y CON UNA ESENCIA QUE EXALTA LOS SENTIDOS


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Spanish La creatividad del chef Tola se mide por la exquisitez visual de su trabajo. Muchos le confieren una clasificación de obra de arte, mientras que otros se desbordan en halagos pintorescos. La imaginación no tiene reglas y en la cocina todo se vale, y para muestra un botón y muchas texturas… Tola ha recreado platillos inspirados en sitios turísticos como la Isla de Pascuas (hecho con mousse de naranja) y en cintas como V for Vendetta (hecho con chocolate y macarons) y Star Wars (elaborado con chocolate blanco, mousse de mascarpone y caviar de vainilla). Ahumado, carbonizado o asado; helado, sorbete o mousse; gazpacho o crema… cualquiera que sea la técnica, el resultado es ingenioso y deslumbrante.

¿Cómo defines tu estilo? “Creativo, único, moderno y soñador”. ¿Cuáles son tus próximos propósitos? “Actualmente trabajo en un pequeño restaurante italiano, pero también estoy escribiendo mi libro y armo mi sitio web. Además, pronto lanzaré mi propio canal en YouTube”. ¿Cuál es la lección más importante que has aprendido como chef? “Nunca debemos darnos por vencidos. Cada día hay algo nuevo que aprender y compartir”. ¿Qué consejo le das a los jóvenes que quieren convertirse en chef? “La parte más importante de este trabajo es la pasión, la ética y la motivación para impulsarnos a nuevos niveles. Trabajar en equipo, luchar por el otro, ser iguales, hombro con hombro y ganar la partida todos los días. El cielo es el límite”. l

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LA cafebrería EL ESTILO BOHEMIO CON RETAZOS EUROPEOS, SE APODERA DE VENEZUELA. TE PRESENTAMOS UN RINCÓN PECULIAR DONDE ENCONTRARÁS UN AMBIENTE LLENO DE CULTURA, ARTE, INVENCIÓN Y, SOBRE TODO, GASTRONOMÍA k | www.instagram.com/lacafebreria 272 SPANISH

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Soy un ser humano que vino a este mundo para ser la voz de muchas personas, a través de mi carrera periodismo. Estoy comprometida con mis valores y principios. Ante todo me caracteriza la responsabilidad y la calidad de mi trabajo. | www.twitter.com/mariaacabello | www.instagram.com/Maricabello | Mariaacabellos@gmail.com sta boutique culinaria posee un concepto café-librería que retoma la esencia europea y parisina: un buen café, un acaramelado pastel repleto de frutos del bosque y un libro que te haga volar a otra dimensión. Ahora dejemos que Roberto Cabello, el dueño del local, nos hable sobre el rincón de azúcar, arte y cultura que ha creado.

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¿Cómo eligió el nombre de la boutique? “Combiné dos palabras que me gustan y que dan la esencia de lo que quería crear: café y librería”.

¿Cómo es el estilo de La Cafebrería? ¿Cuál fue su inspiración? “El gusto es clásico y dinámico. Me inspiré en un sitio donde el cliente se sienta cómodo y logre permanecer el mayor tiempo posible, porque se siente en casa”. ¿Todas las tortas son hechas por ustedes? “Algunas. Trabajamos con proveedores”. ¿Cómo le gusta el café? “Expreso”. ¿Imaginó el ambiente que creó o se sorprendió por el éxito que ha causado? “Lo visualicé y aún queremos mejorarlo”. ¿Abrirá otras tiendas similares? “Por los momentos tenemos proyectos internacionales”. ¿Cómo ves La Cafebrería en cinco años? “Expandida en muchos países”.

¿Qué le hizo emprenderla? “El café es uno de los factores que influyó mucho, ya que es una de las bebidas más tomadas en el mundo. Siempre hago lo que amo, busco mejorar y fluir en lo que me gusta”.

¿Qué tipo de reuniones tienen lugar en el local? “Musicales, exposiciones fotográficas y eventos gastronómicos”.

¿Por qué La Cafebrería es diferente a los demás cafés? “Porque tenemos personalidad, innovación y calidad”.

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Literatura La Cafebrería se caracteriza por las exposiciones de importantes obras literarias. El señor Roberto elige cuidadosamente los autores y temas más apropiados para compartir con el público que los visita. La idea va más allá de degustar un postre, también puede ser el momento ideal para leer y debatir sobre diferentes puntos de vista.

Fotografía artesanal Cabello forma parte de BaceStudio, una agencia creativa con una imaginación infinita. “Nuestros proyectos tienen su propio carácter; los resultados son específicos. Nuestro trabajo no es una serie, es de tiempo, conocimiento, emoción, conciencia y culto. Somos artesanos visuales por la manera en que vemos el mundo y la forma en que compartimos nuestros mensajes. Cada una de mis fotos representan momentos especiales cargados de arte y que fluyen en todos los ciudadanos del mundo”, señala el empresario.

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Los postres más cotizados del local son los cheesecake, la torta doble chocolate, el pastel de manzana y el pie de limón. Fabrican sus propios panes y realizan un sándwich con queso, pepperoni, tomate y pesto que querrás llevarte a tu hogar. También destacan los tequeños con mermelada de jalapeños dulces. Las bebidas varían, pero los jugos naturales son la norma y sus nombres gozan de gran originalidad. Puedes escoger un vaso de Hulk (parchita con hierbabuena), Ironman (fresa con cambur), Batman (batido de mora con leche) y otros ocho inventos más.

Infusiones para calmar Para aquellos que prefieren relajarse, pueden escoger bebidas refrescantes o una generosa taza de té con distintas hierbas. Acompáñalos con galletas o un trozo de pie de limón. Sin embargo, los cafés calientes y fríos tienen gran demanda. Prueben el Bom-Bom y no se arrepentirán.

Especies y frutos secos Este espacio ofrece estos ingredientes por gramos para que puedas disfrutarlos cuando quieras. Si no quieres exceder tu dieta, prueba un puñado de almendras, nueces, pasas, avellanas o cereales sin ningún remordimiento.

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“Busco recuerdos y sabores de la infancia, de las celebraciones, de las navidades, las meriendas o cualquier momento donde un dulce reclame su presencia”, afirma Sevilla, quien se caracteriza por la sencilla y elegante estética de su trabajo. Este arquitecto de la repostería experimenta y prueba con nuevos y delicados sabores, ingredientes olvidados y los presenta de maneras simples pero armoniosas. Lo que más resalta de su filosofía es el respeto por la técnica, el cuidado y el buen tratamiento de los productos que utiliza. Tiene estrechas relaciones con los agricultores para seleccionar la mejor cosecha y las frutas más deseables. La premisa de Sevilla: respetar el sabor y al producto. ¿Sigues las preparaciones de tus mentores o ya tienes tu propio recetario? “Hay un refrán que dicta: ‘con un oído escucha a la sociedad y con el otro escucha a tu corazón’. En un principio solo copiaba y reproducía cada receta que llegaba a mis manos o que aprendí de mis maestros. Además de las personas, mis mentores han sido los libros, la televisión y el internet; aprendo de todos los medios que me rodean. Transcribir una receta no

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CUANDO PROBAMOS UN BUEN POSTRE, NUESTRAS PAPILAS GUSTATIVAS BRINCAN DE GOZO Y SATISFACCIÓN. PARA NADIE ES UN SECRETO QUE UN DULCE CASERO HECHO CON ENTREGA Y CARIÑO PUEDE EVOCARNOS SONRISAS Y NOSTÁLGICOS RECUERDOS

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te hace cocinero… un buen chef interpreta, aporta su perspectiva, su toque personal y escucha a los ingredientes. Me gusta hablar con todo lo que cocino, a veces canto. Me fascina oír al chocolate”. “Un poco de azúcar, un punto de sal y un rastro de sarrapia, son elementos que delatan mi paso por ahí. Nuestra pastelería es para celebrar. Me encanta ver sonreír a mis comensales y clientes”. “Poco a poco tomé confianza por mi gusto, mi técnica, estética e intuición. Combiné lo que decían mis libros de recetas, a los que amo, sin ellos no estaría hoy aquí. Mezclé las enseñanzas de mis maestros con mis propias ideas, hasta que tuve mis libros con anotaciones y observaciones. Luego, hice mis propias


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recetas, mis interpretaciones. Hoy tengo muchas referencias de todo lo que me gusta, de lo que veo y pruebo. Aún sigo aprendiendo”. “En El Dulce Casa de Pastelería tengo la oportunidad de ser yo completamente y expresar mi visión a través de cada receta. Desde una crema pastelera de chicha perfumada con sarrapia para mis profiteroles y religiosas, hasta una torta de bodas de una altura vertiginosa. Ni hablar de mis shots, esos postres en vasitos de cristal por los que todos suspiran”. “Ahora trabajo en un nuevo shot de tres en uno para nuestra carta, que me recuerda a mi mousse Roraima, una oda sobre Venezuela y la región amazónica. Lo confeccioné por primera vez en mi alma mater, el Hotel Escuela, para la presentación final de la modular de cocina, un evento esperado por todos en el recinto”. ¿Qué dulce te traslada a un momento emotivo de tu vida? “Cada postre me genera buenos recuerdos, pero hay uno que me lleva a mi niñez, como el personaje de Anton Ego de la película Ratatouille. En mi caso es el profiterol. Recuerdo cuando mi mamá nos llevaba a mi hermano gemelo y a mí a la pastelería Alpina en Maracay. También recuerdo a mi papá llegar a casa en la mañana de nuestro cumpleaños para sorprendernos con los profiteroles. Creo que la pastelería es una obra de arte efímera que brilla en el recuerdo. ¡Qué más emocionante que el amor a tus padres!”. ¿Cuál es la receta familiar que más disfrutas recrear? “Hay unas galletas muy especiales que llevo grabadas en mi corazón y que aún las hace mi abuela en cada navidad. Me recuerdan a mi infancia y, literalmente, solo les añadí un ligero toque personal para reproducirlas en grandes cantidades, pero respetando sus características. También me encanta el dulce de lechosa y el cabello de ángel con piña. Cada año los hacemos en temporada decembrina. Es una receta hogareña que tiene su propio libro y

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“La imaginación es importan -tísima para crear nuevas experiencias en los comensales. Debemos hacer que se pregunten qué aroma tiene su postre, a qué sabe… que queden saciados y, al mismo tiempo, con ganas de repetir”.

¿Qué ingrediente te hace suspirar? “El chocolate. Es el más insigne y popular género del cacao, hecho con el venezolano es el mejor del mundo. Cómo no inspirarse cuando gran parte de la historia de medio mundo está ligada a él. Su sabor es único, el compás de sus aromas, su organolepsia… es un producto que no tiene parangón. Hicieron bien al atribuírselo a los dioses”. ¿Qué evalúas cuando haces un postre? “Si un postre no me hace feliz, entonces está mal. Un postre nos complace, nos da felicidad, por eso los tenemos en cada celebración”. “Para evaluar a un postre tomo en cuenta su organolepsia y presentación. Debe ser pulcro, hermoso, elegante sin esfuerzo y bien hecho. Me encantan los sabores pronunciados y bien marcados, que sea una sinfonía para el paladar y para la memoria”. “También estimo el respeto por los ingredientes. Es importante que sus sabores sean genuinos. Hay versiones de fresas que saben a agua, estos son productos bastardos”. “La imaginación es importantísima para crear nuevas experiencias en los comensales. Debemos hacer que se pregunten qué aroma tiene su postre, a qué sabe… que queden saciados y, al mismo tiempo, con ganas de repetir”. “Hay creaciones sencillas pero bien concebidas y redundan en la mente y en el deseo. Esto demuestra un estilo personal, una visión y una perspectiva. No me gusta el exceso o los elementos que apabullan; en el balance y la armonía están los mejores sabores”. “Un buen postre para mí debe estar hecho con amor, honrar a los ingredientes, tener buena técnica e imaginación. Además, debe existir un balance y entendimiento entre los sabores y aromas”. l


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Ganache de chocolate Ingredientes • 300 gramos de chocolate negro. • 300 mililitros de crema de leche (líquida). • Azúcar al gusto (opcional). • 1 pizca de sal (opcional). Preparación • Hervir la crema de leche con el azúcar. • Verter sobre el chocolate troceado removiendo hasta obtener una textura fina, lisa y sedosa. • Si lo deseas, puedes agregar una pizca de sal para acentuar el sabor. • Dejar enfriar en la nevera y reservar hasta que lo necesites.

Trufas de chocolate Ingredientes • 1 paquete de galletas María. • 50 gramos de margarina sin sal. • 1 lata de leche condensada. • 500 gramos de ganache de chocolate. • Cacao en polvo, lluvia de chocolate, coco rayado, entre otros.

Preparación • Pulverizar las galletas, mezclar con la mantequilla derretida, la leche condensada, el ganache líquido o fundido y todos los ingredientes restantes. • Reservar el coco, el cacao y la lluvia para decorar.

• Dejar enfriar la mezcla y formar bolitas compactas con la ayuda de tus manos. • Cubrir y decorar con el coco rayado, el cacao en polvo y la lluvia de chocolate. • Si lo deseas puedes decorar también con chocolate fundido, sumergiendo las trufas en él. • Enfría y reserva en la nevera hasta servir.

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Ingredientes • 3 huevos grandes. • 400 gramos de azúcar. • 90 gramos de harina de trigo. • 90 gramos de fécula de maíz. • 1 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla. • 1 cucharadita de esencia de mantecado. • 1 pizca de sal. • 1 litro de leche. • Ralladura de un limón. Preparación • En un bowl mezclar enérgicamente los huevos, los ingredientes secos, la ralladura de limón y las esencias. Hasta homogeneizar, no deben quedar grumos. • Colocar a fuego alto la leche en una olla alta, cuando comience a hervir, apartar del fuego, verter la mitad en la mezcla que hiciste para temperarla, integrar suavemente y proceder a incorporarla en la olla. • Volver a colocar al fuego y mezclar enérgicamente, raspar los bordes de la olla de manera circular hasta que la crema tome cuerpo. • Servir en una bandeja y cubrir con un plástico que tenga contacto con la crema. Reposar 30 minutos y colocar en la nevera.

Tartaletas de masa sablé Ingredientes • 3 y ½ tazas de harina de trigo. • 1 taza de azúcar. • 11 cucharadas de margarina. • 1 yema de huevo diluida en 3 cucharadas de agua fría. • 1 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla.

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deseadas adaptándote al molde que tengas disponible, pincha con un tenedor la superficie. • Hornear a 160 °C por 10 o 15 minutos o hasta que la masa esté dorada. • Desmoldar y dejar reposar a temperatura ambiente. • Rellenar con la crema pastelera y decorar con la fruta de tu preferencia, o rellenar con ganache de chocolate y cubrir con frutos secos.


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EL ÍMPETU GASTRONÓMICO DE

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CON 26 AÑOS DE EDAD SE CONVIRTIÓ EN LA PRIMERA CHEF VENEZOLANA EN GANAR UNO DE LOS EPISODIOS DEL RECONOCIDO PROGRAMA DE COCINA CHOPPED. CONVERSAMOS CON ELLA PARA CONOCER SU EXPERIENCIA EN EL CONCURSO Y SABER SUS PRÓXIMOS PROYECTOS kPOR POR DAVID E. VENEGAS Q. www.tepuydining.com @tepuydining

Con toda esta experiencia, Adriana emprendió su propio concepto gastronómico llamado Tepuy, que consiste en menús degustación de siete platos donde enaltece los ingredientes de su amada Venezuela. De hecho, este proyecto fue nombrado por el New York Times como una de las mejores opciones de comida venezolana en Nueva York. Y fue precisamente esta reseña la plataforma que llevó a esta joven promesa a los estudios de Food Network. “El canal estaba buscando chefs latinos para hacer un especial en Chopped y me consiguieron a través de un artículo escrito por la revista Eater sobre los popups dinner de comida contemporánea venezolana de Tepuy”, comparte. FOTOGRAFÍA FREDDY ARENAS 282 SPANISH

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Spanish Conducido por Ted Allen y con más de 34 temporadas, Chopped es uno de los programas de cocina más importantes de Estados Unidos. En cada episodio, cuatro chefs deben competir en tres rondas eliminatorias y preparar platos con cuatro ingredientes misteriosos escondidos en una caja. Adriana se enfrentó a cocineros experimentados como, por ejemplo, el sous-chef de Jean George, uno de los mejores restaurantes del mundo, y un cocinero de Brasil dueño de dos restaurantes en Washington. Aunque nunca pensó que podría ganar, la venezolana compitió con gran destreza y esmero. Al final, su sazón conquistó la memoria gustativa del jurado y le otorgaron el primer lugar. “Cuando anunciaron que gané no lo podía creer. Lo primero que pasó por mi mente fue que todo el esfuerzo que había hecho durante todos estos años había valido la pena y con el premio (diez mil dólares) iba a ayudar a mi familia”, relata la triunfadora. ¿Cuáles fueron los platos que preparaste en el reality? Aperitivo: Arepa de maíz morado, guiso de chicharrón, mojito de cilantro, salsa de coco y lulo. Entrada: Gallo al vino, croquetas de yuca, salsa de tomatillo y puré refrito de caraotas y alfajores. Postre: Gazpacho de mango verde, mango brulé, panna cotta de coquito, polvo de maní rojo y frambuesas. ¿Cuál fue el mayor aprendizaje de concursar en Chopped? “Debo creer más en mí, porque cuando lo hago solo pasan cosas buenas”. Llevas cuatro años en Nueva York, ¿cómo su cultura gastronómica ha influenciado tu trabajo? EL vivir en Nueva York me ha permitido crecer y aprender muchísimo gracias a la variedad de culturas y definitivamente a influenciado muchísimo en la manera que cocino, pero lo más importante es el contraste de pensamientos, las nuevas técnicas que

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he aprendido en los diferentes restaurantes donde trabajé y la variedad de productos que se encuentran y me hacen mucho más creativa”. Cuéntanos más sobre Tepuy. “Tepuy es una serie de cenas privadas alrededor de toda Nueva York al mejor estilo de la comida venezolana contemporánea. Le puse Tepuy porque quiero que el proyecto no solo se trate de comida, sino que abra una ventana para que las personas conozcan las maravillas que están en Venezuela y sepan lo que está sucediendo actualmente”. ¿Cuáles son los ingredientes que más usas? “Cebolla, ajo, pimentón y cilantro. Me encantaría usar ají dulce, pero es difícil de conseguir”. Ayudar al prójimo es una de tus virtudes. Cuéntanos sobre tu participación en Acción Humanitaria por Venezuela. “Siempre he querido ayudar a otros, pero no tenía los medios económicos. Cuando gané el concurso pensé que era el mejor momento para hacer una alianza con alguna organización que necesitara ayuda, quería que toda la atención fuera para ellos, no para mí. Investigué y encontré el proyecto de Acción Humanitaria por Venezuela dedicado a las meriendas escolares. Por la compra de un ticket para mis cenas, estarás donando un mes de meriendas escolares para cientos de niños”. ¿Cuáles son tus próximos proyectos? “Quiero abrir mi propio restaurante en Nueva York y hacer una fundación para ayudar a las comunidades latinas, en especial a la venezolana. Tengo varios proyectos andando y otros en televisión, pero todavía nada concreto. Por ahora seguiré con las cenas de Tepuy”. Y, por último, qué representa el arte de cocinar para ti. “La cocina es lo mejor que me ha pasado en mi vida. Siempre me he refugiado en ella, es mi primer amor y siempre será mi pasión”. l JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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EL JAGUAR Y LA LUNA La casa de diseño Shantall Lacayo presenta su nueva colección Resort 2018, una propuesta inspirada en El jaguar y la luna, obra del poeta nicaragüense Pablo Antonio Cuadra, ícono del vanguardismo centroamericano. Este libro está protagonizado por dibujos que dan vida a sus poemas y que fueron recreados por Argentina Cuadra en tapices hilados en lana.

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PRODUCCIÓN & STYLING FLATELIER www.FLatelier.com FOTOGRAFÍA YORCH SANS @yorchsansphotographer ASISTENTE DE DISEÑO MAGDALENA NAVARRO @magi3191 LOCACIÓN LOS ÁNGELES, CALIFORNIA

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Los personajes principales fueron aplicados en telas a través de bordados, calados en cuero y estampados textiles. De esta manera, aprovechando los elementos figurativos de los tapices, empezó a tomar forma la colección. Una de las características que identifican a la firma es la creación de textiles de autor. En la propuesta Resort 2018 los estampados toman protagonismo en cada pieza, desde la abstracción de la figura del jaguar, los ojos, la dentadura, la piel y las estrellas combinadas con elementos geométricos.

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La morfología de las prendas están determinadas por los años 80 y 90 donde predominan siluetas oversize, mini vestidos, mini faldas, chaquetas de cuero, sudaderas, entre otros. La paleta de color abarca desde los tonos pasteles, como el baby blue, rosa, lila y beige, hasta los tonos oscuros, como azul marino, burdeos, café y negro, con destellos más vibrantes como el amarillo oro y el dorado. Además, los canutillos, las lentejuelas y la pedrería complementan los diseños. Sin duda, una colección con un toque de rebeldía que muestra la versatilidad de la marca en el uso de colores, formas y texturas.


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ENTRE LA fantasía Y LA realidad ntrar en la óptica de Rogger Marchan te lleva a un terreno poco usual en la fotografía. Su manera de recrear una imagen quizá contrasta con la personalidad de quien lee estas líneas, pero ese detalle es un sello de distinción que le permite sobresalir del resto.

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Nuestro invitado se desempeña como fotógrafo en la planta televisiva TV Azteca (México) donde debe hacer un clic con su cámara para tomar el mejor ángulo de las numerosas celebridades que trabajan en el canal. Pero fuera del set de televisión, Marchan da rienda suelta a su imaginación y despliega los talentos que le dan forma y vida a situaciones o personajes que hemos escuchado entre mitos y leyendas.

¿Cómo llegas al mundo de la fotografía? “Llegué de forma consciente. Desde niño fui adicto a las revistas de moda, y gracias a mi madre tenía acceso a ellas. Años más tarde, descubrí que la fotografía es una profesión donde puedo mezclar mis dos pasiones: el estilismo de moda y el retrato”.

UNA IMAGEN VA MUCHO MÁS ALLÁ DE PRESIONAR EL DISPARADOR DE UNA CÁMARA… ES EL INICIO DE UNA HISTORIA, LA MIRADA, EL MAQUILLAJE, LA EXPRESIÓN, EL SENTIMIENTO Y EL FEELING QUE SE CREA ENTRE EL MODELO Y EL FOTÓGRAFO kPOR ARGENIS GUDIÑO

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¿Aplicas alguna técnica al momento de inmortalizar una imagen? “Sí, mis filtros son indispensables. Aún sigo haciendo cosas old school. Lo que aprendí en la escuela me ha traído hasta donde tengo los pies ahora. La experiencia, mis compañeros y el trabajo continuo me han dado herramientas nuevas. Todo esto y la espontaneidad del momento, se vuelcan en un instante preciso para plasmar la mejor imagen”.

¿Cómo es tu estilo de fotografía? “En mi caso son dos y son totalmente opuestos. Por una parte, está el día a día, el estilo por el que me pagan: encuadres limpios y toques conceptuales. Y la otra faceta viene desde mi interior: oscuro, con tonos sexuales y fantasiosos, aquí apuesto todo e invierto mis propios recursos”.

Tu experiencia en estilismo y fotografía te permiten recrear historias con alto contenido dramático y fashionista. ¿Cómo es tu lado creativo? “Las historias llegan a cualquier hora, pero durante la madrugada me inspiro mejor. Por esta razón paso mis días con sueño y deambulo por los pasillos. Me gusta mucho tener ideas fijas para planear un shooting porque me permite lograr el concepto. Además, tener los props y la ropa correcta hacen el styling perfecto”.

¿Qué es lo que más te gusta de tu profesión? “La mayor parte del tiempo soy libre de crear historias. Cada día me obligo a pulir la técnica y el estilo. Tengo un gran equipo de trabajo que me inspira con su talento”.

“Me gusta mucho trabajar con gente diferente. No necesariamente tienen que ser modelos de agencia o celebridades, simplemente personas genuinas que logren transmitir al lente lo que imagino”.

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“Soy muy exigente conmigo, y creo que eso genera el impacto que deseo en mi trabajo y con el equipo que me apoya. Soy muy necio cuando tengo una imagen concreta en mi cabeza. Cuando intentan influenciarme, escucho sus ideas pero siempre logro terminar la imagen que acomodé desde un principio”.

¿Color o blanco y negro? “Color. No me gusta tener límites”. Tu trabajo dentro del mundo del espectáculo te ha llevado a fotografiar varias personalidades de la televisión. ¿Es sencillo dirigir a figuras públicas o el ego puede estar presente? “Es fácil. El secreto está en recordarles que mi trabajo es solo resaltar lo mejor de ellos. Todos queremos lo mismo, así que el ‘trabajo’ se convierte en una experiencia divertida y fluye naturalmente”. ¿Qué fotografías se deben de incluir en un book de presentación? “Creo firmemente en que todo deber estar hilado por un mismo concepto. No puedes mostrar tu arte en el caos, debes ser congruente con los encuadres y las ideas. Lo más importante es ofrecer algo diferente al mundo”. Un fotógrafo desarrolla una óptica que le permite detectar episodios o situaciones que otros no ven. ¿Cuánto se tarda en desarrollar este talento de percepción? “Creo que con eso se nace, solo se debe madurar y pulir. Mi mayor don es mi ojo y viene de una forma espontánea y natural. El tiempo y la experiencia te moldean, pero si no lo traes en ti, ni la mejor técnica del mundo logrará reflejar la magia y la pasión que viven en la fotografía”. La fotografía, al igual que el arte, se basa en la interpretación del espectador. ¿Qué aspectos tomas en cuenta para decir que una fotografía es buena? “Las claves están en las bases: buena iluminación, buen encuadre y técnica, pero la foto final es la que me hace sonreír. A veces escojo la más polémica y en la que el modelo se siente feliz. Simplemente veo y siento la magia fluir en todas partes”. l JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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MODELO ALEJANDRA DELGADILLO Instagram: @alejadelgadillo TRAJES DE BAÑO MGDRESSONLINE Instagram: @mgdressonline Facebook: MGDRESSONLINE ESTILISMO JOSSCLAUDE AND BELLVER MONTERREY Facebook: JossclaudeBellverMonterrey MAQUILLAJE JULISSA MARTÍNEZ Facebook: Julissa Martínez Instagram: @julsmtzlavin PEINADO SAÚL GONZÁLEZ Facebook: Saul Gonzalez STYLING ZANDRA ARIADNE CABALLERO Instagram: @zandra_ariadne VIDEÓGRAFO Y EDICIÓN VAN HUGO Facebook: van.hugo.756 Instagram: @vanhugoscopio GUSTAVO FARIAS Facebook: Gustavo Farias V Instagram: @gustavo_farias_photo SPA DE BRONCEADO TAN BRONCEADO VIP Facebook: Tan-Bronceado-VIP Instagram: tanbronceadovip AGRADECIMIENTOS GABRIELA QUEZADA, PRISCILA LEAL, JORGE GALLEGOS, JERRY DÁVILA gerar_dav@hotmail.com JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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[ HExperience ] Viajero kPOR HARRY LEVY @HarryLevyA

frecuente y ligero Sea por trabajo, negocio o placer, desde que se asoma la oportunidad de viajar, la aventura comienza con la reserva de los boletos, los asientos, el hotel y el posible itinerario, incluso planeamos un encuentro con las amistades que viven en ese destino

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ero para mí, viajar comienza en el instante en que preparamos el equipaje. Esto suele ser motivo de ansiedad, porque queremos llevar absolutamente todo, evitar improvistos y nos ataca el pensamiento de dejar en el clóset un atuendo que nos puede servir en una ocasión particular. Actualmente, las líneas aéreas han adoptado normas más estrictas referentes al peso del equipaje; hasta

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por exceder un kilo quieren cobrar sobrepeso o recurrir a esa terrible situación de abrir la maleta frente a una fila ansiosa por hacer check-in, para retirar algunas piezas y llegar al peso correcto. Por esto, en mis recientes viajes, trato de llevar solo lo necesario. Siempre incluyo un conjunto deportivo para ejercitarme en el gimnasio o hacer alguna caminata. Además, esta ropa me recuerda que debo sumar actividad física a mi rutina. No ocupa mucho espacio, es liviana y también puede funcionar como una pijama en caso de haberla olvidado. Todo depende del lugar y la ocasión. Si vamos a una boda, un evento o una conferencia, lo primero que debemos empacar es un traje, una camisa, un par de corbatas, medias, zapatos, cinturón… Repasa cuidadosamente estas piezas para evitar omitir una. Los mejores comodines: un jean, un blazer, una polo, una t-shirt y una camisa. Las llevo en colores neutros por-

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que de esa manera se combinan entre sí, y con tres piezas armo fácilmente cinco combinaciones. La ropa interior y las medias superan por uno el número de días de viaje… nunca se sabe si la experiencia se extiende. Tres pares de zapatos son suficientes para una semana. Busca los más versátiles y que sean provechosos


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con el resto de lo que empacaste. Guárdalos en bolsas de tela para evitar que ensucien el resto del equipaje. Sobre los artículos de aseo personal: uso muchos y tengo la versión viajera de todos, así ahorro peso y espacio. Me aseguro de que no falte una hojilla nueva, perfume, desodorante, protector solar, cepillo dental y dentífrico. Me confieso culpable de malgastar capacidad en la maleta porque me llevo un secador de pelo, no me gustan los de hoteles; creo que solo hacen ruido y no secan. Pero cuando cambie de look me desharé de ese peso extra. Las bolsas transparentes herméticas son grandes aliadas para organizar,

segmentar y visualizar el contenido de la maleta. Todo viaja bien en estas bolsas a prueba de derrames, porque nadie quiere llegar a su destino con la ropa impregnada de champú. Nunca olvides incluir un par de lentes, un suéter, un traje de baño, una gorra, un bolso pequeño y lo más importante: el pasaporte, la tarjeta de crédito y el cargador del teléfono. Estos complementos van en el bolso de mano. Guarda la mejor actitud para descubrir lugares nuevos y conocer gente con el espíritu de un turista y no de un espía. Déjate sorprender y disfruta de tu estadía con un equipaje ligero, con la certeza de que volverás sano a casa. ¡Feliz viaje! l

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UNA DE LAS TEMPORADAS MÁS ESPERADAS Y AMADAS DEL AÑO. PARA ALGUNOS, ESTE PERIODO REPRESENTA MOMENTOS DE RELAJACIÓN Y VACACIONES, SIN EMBARGO, ESO NO SIGNIFICA QUE DEBEMOS BAJAR LA GUARDIA A LA HORA DE COMBINAR O CREAR NUESTROS OUTFITS VERANIEGOS.

k MODELO HARRY LEVY

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DEL EDITOR

DE MODA

kACCESORIOS DISPONIBLES

WWW.FENDI.COM

FOTOGRAFÍAS WWW.FENDI.COM Los costos de los accesorios están sujetos a cambios a consideración de la e-shop.

Ellos CAMISETA

Camiseta de punto negro personalizada con incrustaciones de piel amarilla en forma de ojos de Bag Bugs y pequeños remaches de goma tono sobre tono. Corte recto y ligeramente ajustado. Manga corta y cuello redondo. Hecho en Italia.

570$

MOCHILA FENDI Mochila de piel negra con motivo de ojos de Bag Bugs con inserciones. Hecho en Italia.

1.680 $

ZAPATO DEPORTIVO Zapatilla deportiva de piel negra con estampado en zig-zag multicolor. Sin cordones, emoticonos animados Fendi Faces de metal, con detalles de esmalte y remaches cónicos. Inserciones stretch y suela en dos colores. Interior de piel. Hecho en Italia.

392$

CINTURÓN FENDI Cinturón reversible de piel Elite amarilla en un lado y piel de becerro verde hierba en el otro. Hebilla con cierre de gemelo, adornos de ojos de Bag Bugs negros. Hecho en Italia.

466 $

GEMELOS Gemelos de metal con acabado de paladio y esmalte negro inspirados en los ojos de Bag Bug.

222$

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VESTIDO FENDI Minivestido manga larga de seda roja muy ligera, adornada con un microestampado floral blanco y una suave textura de lunares tono sobre tono. Corte fluido y recto con pliegues que dotan a la prenda de un sutil movimiento.

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FABBIOLA PALUMBO JR. FASHION EDITOR

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LIBRO FENDI ROMA Una pieza que rinde homenaje a los 90 años de innovación, creatividad e incomparable artesanía de la Maison. Con él podrás seguir la extraordinaria historia de Fendi, desde el taller familiar en el centro histórico de Roma hasta la firma internacional a la vanguardia de la moda.

199 $

MINI PEEKABOO De los imprescindibles de Fendi, tenemos este bolso de mano de piel de napa suave blanca, con adornos de flores de piel multicolor con característicos pétalos en forma de corazón y remaches metálicos. Hecho en Italia.

3.972$

GAFAS DE SOL FENDI Estos lentes de sol Can Eye, de silueta cuadrada extragrande, debutaron en el desfile PV2017. La montura es de metal rosa con acabados de bordes dobles contrastados y pequeños remaches en color mango. Las varillas tienen un acabado dorado con una peculiar forma angular más el logotipo de la marca. Los cristales son marrones con un degradado y efecto reflectante plateado.

510 $

SANDALIAS Sandalias cruzadas de piel de becerro con franja en el empeine con tres pétalos de flores en forma de corazón. Tacón con forro tono sobre tono. Suela de piel. Elaborados en Italia.

Ellas 885 $

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SEGURIDAD ELECTRÓNICA:

resguarda tus datos kPOR JULIO ROMANO | www.studiorm7.com.mx a venta y compra por internet tiene sus ventajas y desventajas, por esto es tan importante estar al tanto de las operaciones que se cargan a tu tarjeta de crédito o débito.

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DÍA A DÍA CRECE EL FLUJO DE COMPRAS POR INTERNET. SI ERES UN PRINCIPIANTE EN ESTA FORMA DE PAGO, ES IMPORTANTE QUE APRENDAS A RECONOCER LAS TRANSACCIONES SEGURAS Y PROTEGER TU INFORMACIÓN

Beneficios de hacer transacciones vía online:

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Compras rápidas. Comparación de precios. Envíos incluidos. Devoluciones garantizadas. Compras protegidas por sitios web. Pero lo más importante que debes tener en cuenta al hacer compras por internet es lo siguiente: Mantener actualizado tu sistema operativo. Tener un antivirus spyware instalado. Utilizar firewalls para proteger tus datos. No hacer compras a través de links de publicidad de correos o de otros medios. Leer las letras pequeñas antes de comprar cualquier artículo. Verificar que la tarjeta de débito o crédito tenga acceso a pagos online. Monitorear tus estados de cuenta. Cambiar tu contraseña de acceso. Evitar que el navegador guarde copias de tus datos.

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De esta manera, no solo protegerás tu información mercantil, sino que también evitarás caer en fraudes y en trampas de sitios webs falsos que buscan robar tus datos e incluso sortearás a los spywares que se instalan en el ordenador mediante descargas. Recuerda ir directo a la plataforma web y no usar ningún tipo de enlace.

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Antes de realizar una compra verifica que la página web empiece con “https://” esto significa que el sitio está protegido y codificado. Este acrónimo aplica para plataformas de bancos, tiendas, etc. Otra opción de seguridad es la confirmación con insignias de protección como VeriSign. En caso de que la página no tenga el “https://” puede significar que el sitio está enlazado a una web de paga


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por medio de formularios o redirecciones a webs que poseen el “https://” pero que disfrazan el nombre original de la empresa. Por ejemplo: Original: https://www.officedepot.com Falso: http://www.officedepotmexico.com Spywares: son programas que recopilan la información almacenada en tu navegador (por eso no recomendamos guardar contraseñas). Estos sistemas espías vienen escondidos en archivos o juegos que descargamos de plataformas no confiables. Utiliza un antivirus original que te proteja de estas amenazas y te ayude a detectar correos spam o falsos. Parece difícil y quizá pienses que no debes arriesgarte a realizar operaciones online, pero recuerda estas recomendaciones y tendrás control de tus gastos, pero sé prudente con los sitios que frecuentas, al fin y al cabo la seguridad empieza desde nuestra computadora. l

como Paypal, el cual te dirigirá directamente a su plataforma y podrás confirmar que igual tiene el “https://” seguido del nombre del sitio web donde quieres hacer la transacción.

Farsas o programas (spywares) que sirven para extraer datos o información Estafas por e-mail: ten cuidado con los correos de promociones, de bancos o incluso de pagos de impuestos, porque muchos de ellos vienen acompañados de un enlace que te dirige una página para descargar archivos. Ojo con estos links porque pueden ser fraudes para hurtar los datos de tus tarjetas JULIO / AGOSTO 2017 SPANISH

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

LG Tone HBS-800 Ultra Bluetooth Cancelación de ruido ambiental, 3D diseño neckbehind e integración de las acciones de voz de Google.

$49.99

www.walmart.com

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Cámara de seguridad ADS-466

Compatible GSM / 4G LTE, sensor de la cámara de 19MP, capacidad de almacenamiento de 64GB + 4GB de RAM, pantalla LCD IPS de 5.5 pulgadas 3840 x 2160, Android 7.1

Wi-Fi de interior y exterior con alertas inteligentes, IP66 resistente a la intemperie, visión nocturna, guarda vídeo en HD a un servidor de nube.

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LG G6

Consola Xbox One S 1TB

Pantalla de 5.7 pulgadas se adapta cómodamente en una mano. Resolución QHD, resistente al polvo y agua.

Controlador inalámbrico Xbox, cable HDMI, Blu-ray y transmite contenido de 4K en Netflix y Hulu.

www. prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com

www.amazon.com

$560.00

Energizer, kit de cargador

$ 349.00

PetSafe Eatwell

Cargador de baterías AAA, tiempo de recarga entre 15 a 19 minutos.

El alimentador automático con sonido, fácil de usar. Funciona con cuatro baterías.

www.amazon.com

www.ebay.com

$37.38

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1 Hacerte de rogar siempre y jugar a la mujer difícil para tener sexo. 2 El constante chequeo y búsqueda de aprobación durante la relación sexual: ¿te gusta mi cuerpo? ¿Te gusta mi cara? ¿Te gustan mis senos? 3 Decirle lo que no te gustó del sexo, casi al haber concluido el acto sexual, espera un poco, no seas indiscreta. 4 Llorar después del sexo. Es una situación muy perturbadora para ambos si por cualquier motivo comienzas a llorar desconsoladamente luego de un orgasmo placentero. 5 Criticarlo porque él no ha encontrado tu punto G, como si eso no requiriera de tu ayuda. 6 Pensar firmemente que el hombre con el que tuviste sexo está en deuda contigo y automáticamente quedó comprometido en una relación de pareja. 7 No entender que a los hombres nos da sueño después del coito y hacer una escena desproporcionada por esto. 8 La desconcentración total que le provocas a tu pareja cuando se te ocurre iniciar una conversación totalmente distinta a hacer el amor. 9 Dispersarte por cualquier cosa externa, como los ladridos del perro, el celular o el televisor. 10 Que luego de que tú alcanzaste el orgasmo te pongas apática y habladora. Debes mantener tu interés para que él pueda alcanzar su orgasmo. 11 Calentar al hombre y luego echarte para atrás, como dice el dicho “si no vas a planchar entonces no arrugues”. 12 Utilizar el no tener relaciones sexuales con tu pareja como un castigo por faltas cometidas en otras áreas de sus vidas. 13 Comparar su pene con los penes de otras parejas, no te gustaría que comparara tus senos o tu vagina.

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

kPOR DR. MIGUEL SIRA

MÉDICO SEXÓLOGO | www.solterosdrsira.com/

1.-El primer gran error es comenzar una relación sexual por el final, es decir por la penetración, obviando los besos y caricias. Muchos problemas de disfunción eréctil en el hombre y frigidez en la mujer se evitarían si se besan y acarician el tiempo necesario para lograr una adecuada excitación. 2.-Dejarla sin aire porque estas con todo tu peso sobre ella. Generalmente el hombre pesa más que la mujer, entonces trata de no caerle encima porque le restarás excitación. 3.-Asearte antes de que te hagan sexo oral. Luego de una rumba donde bailaste hasta el cansancio, tomaste alcohol y sudaste todo tu cuerpo, es lógico que tus genitales estén igualmente sudados y mal olientes, no le pidas que te haga sexo oral si no te has aseado antes. 4.-No detenerte cuando ella lo está disfrutando. Algunos hombres con problemas para el control de su excitación no pueden continuar con los movimientos cuando la mujer comienza a gemir o a mostrar signos evidentes de un alto grado de excitación, aprende a controlarte y deja que ella también disfrute. 5.-Cuando se te hace difícil la penetración, enciende la luz. Siempre he recomendado tener relaciones sexuales con la luz encendida para evitar estos problemas de realizar la penetración a ciegas, también podrías pedirle a ella que guie la penetración ¡no es mal de morir! 6.-No incluir la colocación del preservativo dentro de los juegos pre coitales. Es un error extremadamente frecuente el que el hombre pierda la erección durante la colocación del preservativo porque simplemente no lo ha incluido dentro de la fase de besos y caricias como algo natural, no es necesario parar lo que estás haciendo para colocártelo, inclúyela a ella en el juego. 7.-Eyacular retardadamente. Muchos hombres piensan que mientras más duren en el acto sexual es mejor, pero en muchos casos no es así. Si ves la cara de ella mirando para todos lados, no está teniendo un orgasmo, está aburrida y te está pidiendo a gritos que termines. l

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UNA ALTERNATIVA QUE DÍA A DÍA GANA MÁS AFICIONADOS DEBIDO A SU FACILIDAD DE TIEMPO Y BENEFICIOS FÍSICOS Y EMOCIONALES kPOR MARCELO A. GÁLVEZ LEIVA

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on muchas las razones que han motivado esta tendencia, para algunos repentina, pero que en realidad ha sido progresiva. La hipertensión arterial, el exceso de peso, el estrés, los altos niveles de colesterol y triglicéridos, los objetivos personales, la superación, la moda por tener una vida sana… podemos pasar un largo rato mencionando las causas que motivan a la gente a entrenar en espacios al aire libre.

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¿Pero por qué hay tantas personas que se suman a esta tarea? A juicios de muchos, incluyéndome, se debe a la facilidad. Es muy sencillo ejercitarse al aire libre porque nuestras ciudades y pueblos poseen espacios públicos donde podemos practicar diversas disciplinas. Así evitaremos costear el pago de un gimnasio, club, spa o piscina.

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Spanish El auge de prácticas deportivas como el running, donde solo hacen falta las ganas porque no necesitamos un lugar específico, motiva a las personas a realizar este tipo de disciplinas porque se pueden realizar en la mañana, en la tarde o en la noche. Es decir, el deportista ajusta su rutina a su propio espacio de tiempo. Un estudio publicado por la Universidad de Essex, en Colchester, Reino Unido, evidencia que practicar ejercicio en plena naturaleza ayuda a mejorar la autoestima. Otra investigación llevada a cabo por la Universidad Península de Medicina y Odontología, en Plymouth, Reino Unido, y publicada en la revista Environmental Science & Technology, relacionaba el deporte al aire libre con una mayor sensación de energía y actitud positiva, al tiempo que disminuía la tensión, la confusión, la ira y la depresión en los sujetos que participaron en el experimento. Sin embargo, para muchos la gran ventaja de ejercitarse al aire libre, es que no debemos pagar por ello. En la actualidad, hacer ejercicio es un estilo de vida y hasta los más escépticos no tienen excusas para entrenar. Debemos entender, para no caer en desbalances, que el ejercicio mejora enormemente nuestra salud física y mental, pero si lo llevamos a prácticas extremas el efecto puede ser tan dañino como para quien no se ejercita. Si sigues leyendo este artículo y crees que el ejercicio no es para ti, deberías levantarte, vestirte con ropa cómoda, calzarte unos zapatos deportivos y salir a caminar, trotar o subir una pequeña colina.. Quítale el polvo a la bicicleta que compraste tiempo atrás, chequéala, ajústala, colócate el casco protector y da un paseo por la ciudad o por el campo. Si tienes mucho tiempo sin ejercitarte, toma tus previsiones y evita caer en la ansiedad de practicar cualquier deporte sin previa preparación. Lo que quiero decir es que muchas veces tratamos de emular las rutinas de gente que ya tiene tiempo ejercitándose y esto puede ser contraproducente.

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El deporte es sinónimo de bienestar, felicidad, relajación y salud, pero es importante asesorarse antes de cualquier práctica. Hazte un chequeo médico, consulta un nutricionista y, si está dentro de tus posibilidades, contrata un coach deportivo para una orientación efectiva.

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Estas son algunas de las prácticas al aire libre más populares: Running. Trail running. Senderismo o montañismo. Ciclismo de ruta o mountain bike (MTB). Natación en aguas abiertas, lagos, lagunas y mar. Triatlón (natación, ciclismo y running). Yoga. Ta Chi. Baloncesto, vóleibol, fútbol, softbol, béisbol, hockey sobre césped, rugby o fútbol americano. Tenis. Golf. Pesca. Escalada. CrossFit. Functional training. Surf. Paddle surf. l


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Estudios recientes indican que el ejercicio en exteriores suele ser más intenso y conlleva un mayor gasto energético debido a cambios en el terreno o factores como el viento, la lluvia, el frío o el calor

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Calzado deportivo

Tsugi Netfit

Diseño progresivo inspirado en la arquitectura japonesa, parte superior de malla completamente tejida, suela de goma para un agarre óptimo $95.00 www.us.puma.com

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Body Rider

Deluxe 2-en-1 Cardio Dual Trainer

Se puede utilizar como una bicicleta estacionaria o un entrenador elíptico con perilla giratoria manual se ajusta fácilmente para ofrecer una amplia gama de niveles de tensión, marco de acero durable. $179.99 www.academy.com

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Tienda para camping

Tafetán poliéster de 75 denier flysheet, estructura tipo domo; 1 puerta con capacidad para dos personas, altura del centro es de 48 pulgadas. Desde $ 31,00 www.amazon.com

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Gafas de sol

Oakley Oil Rig

OIL RIG está construido con una material ligero con bisagras de doble leva y capacidad para filtrar el 100% de todos los rayos UV. $150.00 www.finishline.com


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Bolso

de entrenamiento

Diseñado con material impermeable para proteger contra la lluvia, inserciones de malla en el fondo para la circulación de aire, con cierre lateral para un acceso rápido. $ 11,52 www.amazon.com

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Camiseta sin mangas

Tela Dri-FIT permite secado rápido al sudor, ofrece relleno frontal en la zona del pecho para mayor soporte diseñada para tener gran movilidad. $ 33,63 www.m1squash..com

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Sudadera Adidas

del Real Madrid

Elegante sudadera oficial hecha en 87% poliéster, 13% algodón con cuello de punto, puños y cintura. $79.99 www.fanatics.com

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Kettlebell recubierto

de vinilo de 20 lb.

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This Issue is filled with everything under the sun from exclusive interviews with Sofia Gonzalez, to tips on buying your first car. Here you will find awesome ideas for new snacks, activities, and creative ways to stay busy this summer. While you explore this publication, may our unique articles inspire you to stay refreshed, active, and influential in your community as you have a delightful time during this break. A special thank you to our talented team of photographers, graphic designers, contributing writers, and editors who make Teen InFluential the go-to magazine for teens and young adults. Enjoy our Sweet Summer Issue as you go have fun in the sun! Live Beautifully,

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

Victoria is a high school junior heavily involved in her academics and community. Honored with the title of Miss Teen Austin Latina 2014-2015, Victoria has been the cover girl for several Austin magazines and featured in editorials throughout Central Texas. A role model for the community, Victoria is the proud co-founder of Uniquely Me, a club which is a collaboration of college and high school girls who serve the community and advocate member career interest through networking. On the weekends, you can find Victoria working backstage, or on the runways of Austin supporting non-profit charities and their platforms.

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


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his can be a difficult process considering how expensive cars can be, especially for a teenager. If you’re not careful it can be very easy to make mistakes, especially if you’re eager like I was to get my first car. So what type of information do you need to know before signing the papers?

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and registration or if you’re purchasing extended warranty. Also plan for financing if you’re not planning to pay all up front..

Step 2: Know your criteria

Step 1: Set your budget and don’t forget about the added costs

Do you have certain standards you want your car to have? Write them down and do your best to keep the most important features first. For example, you probably don’t want the car to have been in a wreck.

Although online it may be listed for a certain price, there will typically always be additional costs such as for the title

Step 3: DON’T Budge from that budget and criteria.

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Step 4: Search used car search engines

Some great places to check online are cargurus.com, autotrader.com, carfax.com, cars. com, carsdirect.com, etc. Be sure to look at the used cars. Although you’ve probably envisioned driving off in a brand new car, purchasing a new car isn’t nearly as cost efficient as a used car. New cars’values drop immediately as soon as the car is driven off the car lot, in fact it drops by nearly 11% according to trustedchoice.com. Also, don’t restrict your search to just your city. The car you’re looking for might be two cities over, but it could save you a lot of money.


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Some people are fortunate enough that when they turn 16 their parents hand them the keys to their very own car. However likely or unlikely that is for you, one day it will be up to you to find and purchase your very own car. Step 5: Check CARFAX CARFAX is a great website where you can find tons of useful information related to a car’s service history, including the amount of previous owners, accidents, as well as any changes the car has had made in a service shop.

Step 6: Call the dealer to check availability Once you find a car of which you’re interested, call the dealer to check availability and to set up an appointment to look at the vehicle. You

wouldn’t want to drive two hours and find out the dealership already sold it. Many dealers will leave their best deals up on the website even if the car has already sold to draw in your attention.

Step 7: Take it on a test drive Hear something strange in the motor; has a very rough drive, smells like smoke, or anything else you don’t like? Taking it on a test drive helps to find out the car’s quirks and whether or not it’s what you’re looking for. Just because you take it on a test drive does NOT mean you should feel pressured to

buy it, regardless what the sales rep says. That is why it is called a test run, because it’s your chance to test it out. Make sure you don’t have the radio on so you can hear the sound of the engine. Also roll the windows down slightly so you can hear the sound of the brakes and other sounds. If it has a CD player, bring a CD to make sure the system works.

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his head is visible at any point, it’s time Warm weather means Check tire pressure. Proper air pressure improves fuel consumption to replace the tire. more young drivers and helps prevent uneven wear of on the road as they tires. It also offers drivers better control, Make it a habit. Technology can prepare young drivers for safer driving. head to summer jobs, which is important for those with less For example, the free Tread Wisely parties and embark experience behind the wheel. More than 50 percent of American vehicles app from Cooper Tire and NOYS, on road trips. Often, have at least one under-inflated tire, informs users how to check their tires young drivers feel according to a Rubber Manufacturers using helpful videos and allows them to set automatic monthly reminders invincible, but they Association survey. to perform tire checks. Other videos shouldn’t take their To test pressure, wait until tires are on the app instruct young drivers how safety for granted. cool -- a minimum of three hours after to change a flat tire, what to do if they

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any experts say driver safety begins with tires, as they are the only thing connecting a car to the road. To help teens and young adults stay safe on the roads this summer and all year long, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) offer these tire safety tips.

Check tire condition. Damaged tires can shorten tire life and even cause tire failure. Visually check tires for cuts, cracks, splits, punctures and bulges. If any of these conditions are spotted, or if there are any doubts about the condition of the tires, have them professionally inspected.

driving. Then, remove the tire’s valve cap and press the top of a tire pressure gauge firmly on the valve stem. A reading will pop up on the gauge. If the reading is lower than the recommended level, add air and check again. Once the recommended pressure is reached, replace the valve cap.

Check tire tread. Proper tread depth helps maintain traction, improves handling of the vehicle and prevents hydroplaning. To check it, insert the edge of a penny into the most worn groove of the tire tread, with Lincoln’s head down and facing the driver. If the top of Lincoln’s head is covered by tread, there is at least a minimum acceptable amount of tread. If the top of

are in an accident, and how to handle other issues on the road. The app also includes a unique “I got there” feature, which reminds young drivers to let parents or friends know after they make it to their destination safely, using preloaded text messages. More tire tips and information about the Tread Wisely app can be found at TreadWisely.org. “As a parent, you can’t help but worry,” says race car driver Johnny Unser, whose teen daughter Loni uses the Tread Wisely app. “However, you can give your kids the tools and information they need to succeed out there on the road.” (StatePoint) l

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It’s finally time to pack for your trip. What do you want to bring? Your favorite outfit, your second favorite outfit, your… third… favorite outfit… wait. You can’t possibly bring all of this stuff.

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1. Consolidate items within each other. For instance, socks can be stuffed into shoes, and toiletries can be packed into empty plastic containers. It’s a smart way to use up space that would otherwise be left empty.

2. Roll up your clothes, because it seems to take up less space. Space you can use for other things.

3. You probably want to leave extra room for things you buy on your trip. It would be disappointing to have no room to bring back your souvenirs and gifts, right?

4. Think of what you can buy at your destination. This one is only for if you will be staying somewhere for an extended amount of time. Plan to buy things like soap, silverware, and snacks at your destination so you don’t have to bring them all the way there. And, if you can’t bring certain things back, find a location to donate what you need to leave behind.

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5. Don’t pack everything you only “might” need. We all feel inclined to pack items we see ourselves potentially needing, but many times, those things never end up being used. Take inventory of things you tell yourself you “might” need, and bring half (or less) of it. So pack wisely, and it’ll make your trip that much more relaxing and enjoyable. l

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ithin the past few years a new type of camping has emerged and can be set up almost anywhere that has two trees. This is what is being called “Hammock Camping”. According to Trek Light Gear, a company specializing in portable, lightweight hammock gear, “Hammock camping is more comfortable, more enjoyable and even easier to setup and takedown, without the sacrifices often associated with ultralight or minimalist gear”. I recently bought an ENO doublenest hammock from one of my friends who didn’t have the time to use it anymore. Originally I thought to myself, “Do I really want to spend the money on it?” Being in college I had a lot of more important things on which to spend my money, for classes and projects, but I decided to give it a go. I set it up for the first time in the front yard of my home to use during summer break. I gently eased myself into the nest, hoping it wouldn’t break from underneath me. The straps moved as they adjusted

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quickly into place. But it didn’t snap and felt very secure. Then my mother came outside and joined me in the hammock. The fabric, which could be balled up into a 6x6 sack, was able to hold two fully grown women. I was definitely impressed. I set my hammock up to go take naps in my backyard almost every day. The way the fabric holds you makes it nearly just as comfortable as your own bed. This makes it ideal for camping. Sleeping in a tent is fun, but if you are unlucky, your spot on the ground will quite uncomfortable. Hanging in a hammock eliminates that problem completely. Small and compact, anyone on the camping trip can easily attach it to their backpack and carry it with them. They can also be hung anywhere there are two trees. With a tent, the ground typically needs to be flat and soft as to not rip any holes. No need to worry about that when you’re floating above the ground.

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Many hammock companies have already created add-ons for their hammocks that are just as light and compact. Some hammocks made by ENO are made with Permethrin insect repellent to help protect against insects when you wrap up for the night. Another option is Bug Free Net built by Trek Light Gear that surrounds your hammock, yet are still roomy and ensures the bugs stay out.

But what if the weather gets bad? No need to worry, because not only can you be covered for insect protection, you can also be covered for the rain and wind. Hammock specific tarps have also been designed in a lightweight, portable manner so you can be prepared and comfortable in any and all situations. Whether it be your backyard or a weeklong trip in the middle of the forest, grab that hammock and get ready for a comfortable night under the stars. l


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ne of the most serious side effects of severe weather is the potential for power loss. In some cases, it can be just a nuisance with little more impact than the time it takes to reset clocks. However, when the outage lasts for hours or days, or when you rely on power for necessities like medical equipment, a power outage can be a major imposition. Make sure your family is ready for any bad weather ahead this season with these tips:

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Ensure there is a working flashlight in every room, so you can safely navigate no matter what time of day the power fails or where you are. Check the battery terminals for any signs of damage or corrosion, and replace old

Summer storm season may bring welcome rain, but some storms are strong enough to pack a dangerous punch. Planning ahead for this year’s wicked weather can help ensure you’re ready to weather whatever Mother Nature throws at you.

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batteries to give you the fullest charge possible. Also invest in a quality lantern or two, so if you have to hunker down for a while, you can do so with the comfort of some far-reaching light. After all, reading or playing board games is no fun by flashlight.


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that crop up suddenly or while you’re away from home, it’s best to keep major electronics like TVs, computers and printers plugged into a surge protector to prevent damage from flickering power or a surge when the power is restored.

Once the power goes out, you’ll want to avoid opening the refrigerator, which releases trapped cold air and reduces the amount of time food will store safely without spoiling. After most perishables are exposed to temperatures over 40 F for two hours, you’ll need to discard them, though a full, sealed freezer can hold its temperature for up to 48 hours.

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Add a backup power source. Portable generators can provide essential power during a sustained power outage. An option like the Briggs & Stratton Q6500 QuietPower Series inverter generator delivers plenty of power to keep essential appliances and electronics running for up to 14 hours on a single tank of gas. The quiet, lightweight generator has four GFCI 120V-20A outlets, one 120V-240V locking outlet and two USB outlets for flexibility to power whatever you need most. Learn more at briggsandstratton.com and visit TakeYourGeneratorOutside.com to learn more about safely operating a portable generator.

Keep a ready supply of nonperishable snacks and drinks.

During a storm, keep the family together in one safe location. That way you can quickly communicate if you need to make an abrupt change, such as taking more protective cover. It also minimizes the possibility of injury from making your way through the home in the dark trying to locate family members.

Severe seasonal storms are the norm across many parts of the country. Planning ahead for potential problems, like power outages, can help ensure you weather the storm safely. (Family Features) l

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You don’t have to grow crops or raise livestock in order to understand the vital role both play within society, nor do you have to reside in rural America to understand the value of the farmers and ranchers that do. From the foodwe eat to the health of the local environment, the importance of agriculture is boundless.

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ut for agriculture to continue to advance, it’s essential to educate and inspire young minds, invest in the next generation, and turn today’s youth into tomorrow’s agricultural leaders. That’s where youth agricultural organizations come in. According to Phil Reiter, vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company, the nation’s largest rural lifestyle retailer and a longtime supporter of AGcentric programs like 4-H and FFA, mem-

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bers of these organizations are not only learning invaluable life skills but they’re also having a great time while doing it. “These programs were designed to be a fun and effective way for students to explore a critically important industry,” said Reiter. “Aside from learning about responsibility and leadership, members also have the ability to form strong, long-lasting relationships with peers that share similar interests and passions.”


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FEATURE Recognition Participating in youth agricultural organizations means being surrounded by a variety of adult role models. Throughout the year, members attend events and meet executives from some of the country’s top corporations, through which many members form connections and receive recognition for their hard work.

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events, members have the opportunity to travel and work alongside classmates that have similar interests as them.

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Agricultural organizations give students the opportunity to be actively engaged in projects and events that involve socializing with friends and meeting new people from across the country. From attending local fairs to competing in contests and career development

Group meetings provide a fun setting for members to interact with both peers and adults. Throughout the year and during fair season, members are often required to address large crowds. Whether it’s presenting animals to a panel of judges or giving a speech, high-pressure situations like these teach students about preparation, poise and public speaking.

Leadership Opportunities Both 4-H and FFA focus on empowering young people to take on leadership positions within their respective organizations. While in FFA, members elect their own officers and are responsible for planning and conducting activities throughout the year.

Civic Responsibility Giving back is a primary component of 4-H and FFA, and throughout the year members spend ample time coordinating various fundraising campaigns to benefit their communities.

Tractor Supply frequently recognizes individuals who have displayed exemplary service and commitment to their community. Last year, the retailer presented dozens of hardworking 4-H and FFA members with commemorative certificates during special ceremonies at state and county fairs. From June 8 to October 22, the company will send its Mobile Fair Tour to 19 fairs across the country where they will continue to acknowledge members of both organizations. This year, honorees have been selected as winners of Tractor Supply’s first ever “Great Neighbor” Essay Contest, which encouraged 4-H and FFA youth to submit a short essay detailing how their participation in these organizations has empowered them to be a better neighbor. Tractor Supply’s Mobile Fair Tour will offer visitors the “Out Here” experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to lasso a “runaway pig,” test their strength on the high striker bell-ringing game, and attend the special recognition ceremonies. To stay up to date on the tour or learn more about the interactive experience, follow Tractor Supply Company on Facebook and visit www. TractorSupply.com/FairTour. (BPT) l

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Take smarter notes. Gone

are the days of taking furious notes in class by hand. However, merely typing up class notes is also an antiquated notion for today’s tech-savvy students. There are many note-taking apps on the market that can help you organize, sort and share multimedia notes. The good news is that some of these are free. While each app has its own set of features, all of this tech can make the lecture hall a friendlier place and make study time more convenient.

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that offer helpful feedback on papers. At the very least, students should visit advisors and professors during their office hours, as well as be sure to visit the reference librarian’s desk when lost or overwhelmed in the stacks.

Use new resources. New

resources are helping students succeed in their courses. For example, every student who takes out a Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan or Graduate Student Loan gets free, exclusive access to Study Starter, an online tutoring and studying portal from the experts at Chegg, a leading provider of textbooks and student services. Available 24/7, it can quickly provide help to students when they need it most, whether it’s 2 a.m. or 2 p.m. Students can select between 120 minutes of free online access to tutors or four months of free online access to stepby-step solutions to problems and study

questions and answers. There is also a combination option as well. The results are proven -- 88 percent of students who use Chegg Tutors say it helps them feel less stressed about schoolwork and 94 percent of Chegg Study users say it helped them get homework done with less stress. “Making college affordable so students can enroll is only the first step. Upfront, in-school benefits can help them succeed in classes and graduate on time,” says Martha Holler, senior vice president at Sallie Mae. For more information, visit SallieMae. com/StudyStarter. If academic performance weights heavily on your mind, use all the available resources you have at your disposal, from on-campus advisors to online tutors and study aids, and add them to your own resolve to succeed. (StatePoint) l

it’s a study carrel in the library, the student lounge of your dormitory or a shady spot in the quad, finding locations that inspire you to buckle down is crucial. Knowing your own study habits and needs can help you situate yourself wisely.

Most colleges offer a wealth of student resources that can help you make the grade, from tutors to writing centers

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HEALTH & WELLNESS A break from the regular school routine may be a welcome change, but for many teens, summer is just as busy as the school year. Jobs, athletic activities and social events can keep that so-called “break” jampacked with action.

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Get organized. Precious minutes tick away while searching for lost keys or phones, or finding the perfect shirt for a night out with friends. Taking a little time to get organized will pay off in the long run. Create a specific place, such as a shelf or basket, to hold items that get used every day so you always know where to look. Also take time to put away laundry and hang clothes, and skip the wasteful rummaging that results from an untidy room and closet.

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you’re on the go, taking care of yourself is important. Create a portable pack, whether you’re headed out for a day at the beach or an impromptu camping trip, because pimples are unpredictable

and can appear at a moment’s notice. Make sure your skin stays clean and clear by including an easy-to-use, mess-free OXY On-The-Go Acne Stick, which is conveniently packaged in a slim, solid form and clinically proven to kill acne-causing bacteria so you can spot-treat acne at any time. Learn more at oxyskincare.com.

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Use screen time wisely.

It’s easy to get sucked into hours of catching up on social media or pulled into a game where you’re trying to conquer just one more achievement. Avoid getting yourself into a time crunch by simply setting down your phone or controller when you have other obligations. Save the screen time for a break or treat it as a reward for accomplishing a task.

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Keep a schedule. Flitting from one spot to the next all summer long can make it tough to keep track of

where you’re supposed to be and when. Writing down details like your work schedule and game times can help ensure you never miss a beat. You can also use your schedule to keep track of to-dos like registering for fall classes or chores around the house.

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Make time for meals.

Skipping meals isn’t only unhealthy, it’s likely to slow you down when you get hungry and have to stop for a snack at an inconvenient time. Look for healthy on-the-go foods that you can eat in transit, or dedicate a little time one day a week to prepare snacks and meals for the week ahead so you can still stay nourished when you’re in a time crunch. A busy summer may not feel like much of a vacation, but if you work to manage and save time where you can, you’ll be able to carve out some much needed rest and relaxation. (Family Features) l

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Get ready for the summertime heat to get you searching for a cool, refreshing treat. But wait; hold off on that ice cream and lemonade. Instead, pull out your blender and whip out a smoothie made of your favorite superfoods. This will leave you energized and refreshed and will knock out some of those daily fruit and veggie requirements.

SUPERFOOD: M aking a superfood smoothie is easy. All you have to do is toss your ingredients and a couple of ice cubes into a blender until everything is finely mixed. If you feel so inclined, make a lot of one smoothie at once, and then pour serving size amounts into plastic bags and tuck them away in the freezer to blend up another day. Stuck on what to put in your smoothies? Here are some broad categories that have great options.

Fruits: most any fruit could work in a smoothie. Add a banana or avocado for a smoother and thicker texture. Add pineapple for a tropical tang. Add strawberries at your own risk, though. They tend to make your smoothie a bit sour.

Vegetables: toss in a handful of greens. We promise you it doesn’t taste bad. Spinach is softer and more subtle, but kale is more nutritious and, of course, more hipster. Take your pick. Nut Butter: add a spoonful of nut or seed butter for that protein kick and nutty aftertaste. Peanut butter and almond butter both work great.

Extras: throw in some cocoa powder, chia seeds, Greek yogurt, honey, etc. for an extra boost in taste or texture. As for the ice, consider freezing your favorite type of milk into ice cubes and using those instead. This will make for a less watery smoothie. Have fun mixing and matching your refreshing summer treats. l

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Beauty Editor’s Picks

Beauty Must-Haves for this Season

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Sparkle with the NYX Professional Makeup’s Face & Body Glitter Brilliants. Fine and highly-reflective, this shimmering glitter can be applied directly to the skin or hair. Pair with a primer or glitter glue to keep everything firmly in place.

A beauty blogger favorite, Tarte cannot keep this on the shelf! It’s best known as a vegan friendly, creamy concealer, but can also be used for highlighting and contouring.

Keep your beachy waves all year long with Surf Spray sea salt spray that adds volume, texture and hold. It’s formulated with a salt derivative to texturize hair; seaweed extract to add moisture, body and manageability

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A little goes a long way with the Benefit waterproof cream-gel brow color. It easily builds natural-looking to dramatic waterproof brows, that will last up to 24hrs. It even comes with a mini brush.

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Arriving just in time for summer is up this limited edition body mist! It’s an addicting beach-kissed blend of island coconut and sea mango, with conditioning aloe.


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MAYBELLINE Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm “Cherry Me”

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Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm lasts up to 8 hours to moisturize lips. It leaves just a hint of color. It’s a lip product to always have in your purse!

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OPI is one of the most popular nail fashion brands in the industry and this color is why! Be sure to check out all of their new summer shades.

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The long-wear, fade-proof, smudge-proof formula keeps your cheeks perfectly flushed for up to 16 hours. Pigment-rich, high-impact shades give a pretty pop of color for any skin tone.

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A perfect way to tan without the sun’s harsh rays is Clinique’s tinted lotion! It gives you instant color and a golden tan that develops in just a few hours and lasts. It looks smooth, even and natural and you can see exactly where you apply it so you never miss a spot.

Try out the newest and is a one-of-a-kind, reusable beauty sponge. It can be used wet, or dry, for full face makeup application, baking, and setting.

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AN INTERVIEW with

SophiaGonzalez Sophia Gonzalez was just a normal college kid from Longview, Texas when she decided she wanted to do something different, something that put others first and served others.

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my decision to apply with them, wasn’t based on my need and want to serve, as confusing as it sounds. I knew it would be through my association with FMC I would find new growth in myself; growth in a deeper way I wouldn’t be able to find on the path I was taking.

Nicole Glenn: Why did you decide to go into mission work? Sophia Gonzalez: Well my decision process in the beginning was more like a shove in the right direction. I had been going to college for two years and things just weren’t going according to the 5-year plan I had made for my life. Surprise! When I decided to start looking into missionary work, it was very much a gut decision and call I knew I needed to take. When I visited Family Missions Company (FMC),

Nicole: Did you always plan on being a missionary or did you have other plans? Sophia: I definitely had other plans. I originally went into college to become a wildlife conservationist and eventually work in a refuge or rehabilitation center somewhere overseas. After that, I switched my degree to Music Education and my aim was to be a college professor somewhere and still try and do wildlife conservation. Mission work never really crossed my mind until after my third semester of college.

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Nicole: Briefly tell us about where you are currently, how long you’ll be there, and what you do for the communities there. Sophia: I’m currently in the area of Picota, Peru. It’s in what Peruvians call the “Selva”, or “Jungle.” Originally the plan was to return to the US around November, but it seems plans are changing and I’ll be heading back soon. As for what we do there are many awesome ministries the Peru community of missionaries lead. In fact, my team normally has a pretty packed schedule. One of the biggest ways we serve is through home visits. Sometimes we have a list of sick people and sometimes we just walk around our town and stop in random homes. In these visits, we genuinely give ourselves and seek friendship. We also like to read scripture and sing songs.

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Once a week, we have the teens of our town come with us on these visits as a witness to them. We also share a ministry with one of the families; we go to a girls home run by nuns. This ministry particularly blesses me. We are able to show them love in ways they’ve been denied; we also do activities with them to teach them about prayer life and hold dance classes. On Fridays we go to the elementary school to help the children who are struggling in their school work. We also work very closely with our priests and often visit far off places with them. Nicole: Have you had to deal with language and culture barriers; and if so, how were you able to respond? Sophia: In my first month in Peru, my team and I attended language school in a city called Trujillo on the coast. It was after our education that we traveled to our actual post in the “jungle.” Because we had the month of language school, we weren’t completely hopeless. However, there was still a lot we didn’t know and the accents were different. The best thing we did was to jump in with everything we had. During our

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first week we were expected to start reading the readings for church, which of course was all in Spanish. We stumbled our way through it and eventually got better. Culture barriers were slightly different; everyone could see we were white. We kind of had to jump in along the same lines. We rode the same transportation they did, ate the same food, and joined them in their homes. Nicole: What has been the most challenging part so far in the entire process of becoming a missionary? Sophia: I’d say there are two things: community life and discovering my own flaws. Community life can be challenging because of the ways it tests you. It can be hard to live with family; much less people who you haven’t grown up with. It’s learning how to live with and love other people while also trying to work together; both at home and in ministries. Also in becoming a missionary, I’ve gone through a lot of growth. This comes from discovering my own flaws. In recognizing how I struggle, I look for the reasons why and how I can do better; but that doesn’t make it easy. Nicole: What has been most rewarding? Sophia: As cliche as it sounds, community life and discovering my own flaws. They’re both so incredibly hard and focus on a great deal of humility; but the result

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is beautiful. I can only think of a few instances where I would get to live with the people who understand everything I’m doing and why, because they’re doing it too. The relationships built are amazing. Like I said, I’ve gone through a lot of growth. It hurt way more than I would have wanted it to, but it was so worth it. I can recognize myself as a more mature (young) woman and Christian.


One of the biggest ways we serve is through home visits. Sometimes we have a list of sick people and sometimes we just walk around our town and stop in random homes. In these visits, we genuinely give ourselves and seek friendship. We also like to read scripture and sing songs .

not really any room for self-fulfillment on mission. When you get placed in the situations that come with missions, there is a great amount of humility that comes with it. At least for me; it’s a humbling experience to know that the poor are so much more holy than me. When you get in and make friends and enter into people’s lives, then you can put names to faces and faces to places to realize you have to at least try and make an impact.

Nicole: How do you avoid making mission trips about self-fulfillment and truly about the impact on the foreign community? Sophia: Well, have a term here at FMC called “missionary heart.” Before our shortterm mission trips, there is an orientation explaining this term. It basically means to give everything you have on the trip; you’re there to serve. Honestly, there’s

Nicole: What are some things people can do in their own communities if they do not currently have the resources to embark on a mission trip themselves? Sophia: This is actually so great, because there’s so much you can do. Obviously there’s service work (i.e. working in a soup kitchen, volunteering at a nursing home, etc.). But there’s also involvement through your church. Our greatest emphasis in the work we do at FMC is to serve the poor and preach the Gospel. I

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mean really getting down with the poor and becoming true friends with them. We believe the greatest service we can do, is to share the Gospel. Push yourself, talk to the person sitting on the bus next to you, invite your neighbor over, and make your way into the poorest part of town. You can also donate to organizations and missionaries. Mother Teresa once said, “Some give by going, others go by giving”. Nicole: When you return from Peru what’s next for you? Sophia: Hopefully continued mission work. I’ll probably stay in the States for a bit before discerning where I’m supposed to go next. Honestly, I know my own plans for my life are nothing compared to what the Lord has in store for me; I think I’m just going to follow His lead. If you want to support or learn more about Sophia’s work as a missionary serving others, follow her blog at https:// www.familymissionscompany.com/ project/sophia-gonzalez/. l

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5Binge-Watching TIPS TO AVOID

Dozens of streaming video providers are making it easier than ever to watch the TV programming you want when you want it, and exclusive programming released an entire season at a time is transforming the way Americans watch TV. The flip side of this convenience is a surge in binge-watching, which can have some negative side effects, including binge eating.

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hen your favorite show is available back-to-back, it’s easy to let substantial blocks of time get away as you watch “just one more” episode to follow the twists and turns of the plot. In fact, according to a recent survey by Dole, the average bingewatching session clocks in around 5 hours. The same survey found that more than two-thirds of people prefer healthy snacks to fuel their marathon viewing.

Treating yourself to an occasional binge session may give your brain a well-earned break, and it’s easy to do many forms of exercise in front of the screen. The trick to keeping your binge-watching session in check and getting rid of the guilt is to exercise good habits when you head to the kitchen.

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your kitchen stocked with ingredients such as high quality, readyto-eat Dole Jarred Fruit so you can create quick and easy snacks with a serving of fruit in between episodes or during a commercial break.

3Look for quick solutions that help trim prep time and skip the cutting, peeling and mess.

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waste or spoilage with convenient, re-sealable lids that let you use what you need for a single serving and save the rest for later.

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creative to satisfy cravings. Instead of reaching for cookies or cake, dip fruit in melted chocolate and pop it in the freezer. Let it sit while you watch a few episodes of your favorite show and then enjoy.

vitamins and minerals. Find more quick and easy snacks that can be made during a commercial break at dolesunshine.com.

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Brightened Up Caprese Salad - Fresh mozzarella cheese - Dole Jarred Sliced Peaches - Fresh basil - Salt, to taste - Pepper, to taste - Balsamic glaze Arrange alternate slices of mozzarella and peaches. Sprinkle fresh basil, season with salt and pepper, to taste, and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

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Avocado Toast - Avocado - Whole-wheat bread - Dole Jarred Sliced Peaches - Salt - Pepper - Crushed red pepper flakes Slice avocado in half, remove pit and scoop out avocado into bowl. Smash until desired consistency. Toast bread, layer with avocado and top with peaches. Season with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes.

Fruity Flatbread - Pre-made flatbread crust - Broccoli rabe - Cooked and chopped turkey - bacon - Dole Jarred Mandarin - Oranges Cover flatbread with chopped broccoli rabe, turkey bacon and oranges.

Tropical Fruit Salsa - Dole Jarred Tropical Fruit - 1 white onion - 1 bunch cilantro - 1 jalapeno - 1 lime, juiced - Tortilla chips Chop 2 cups fruit, dice onion, chop cilantro and seed and mince jalapeno. Combine ingredients and stir in lime juice. Serve alongside tortilla chips.

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1-2-3 Chicken Wrap

Peach Parfaits

- Whole-wheat tortilla - Spinach - Dole Jarred Mandarin - Oranges - Cooked chicken, chopped - Yogurt-based dressing of choice

- Low-fat yogurt - Granola - Dole Jarred Sliced Peaches - Mint

Lay tortilla flat and add spinach, oranges and chicken. Top with dressing. Fold, cut and serve. Substitution: Preferred greens can be added in place of or in addition to spinach.

In cup or jar, alternate layering yogurt, granola and chopped peaches. Top with mint and serve immediately. (Family Features) l

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SUMMER SNACKS

From casual gatherings with friends to outdoor athletic activities and leisurely time at home, all of the best summer pastimes have one thing in common: tasty snacks make them more enjoyable.

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ight, airy and fresh popcorn is a perfect summer snack. It’s naturally low in fat and calories, non-GMO and gluten free – all the makings of an ideal guilt-free treat. Whether you enjoy it one delicious handful at a time, sprinkled with seasonings or as an ingredient in fun summertime recipes, popcorn offers plenty of versatility for every occasion.

Spice Up Summer Snacks

You can kick up the heat with a zesty popcorn mix or take a sweeter route with a blend of toasted coconut and bananas. No summer sporting event is complete without some good old toffee-style popcorn and nuts, and even a favorite like ice cream sándwiches can only get better with the addition of sweet, crunchy popcorn and candy. Find more popcorn recipes perfect for summer at popcorn.org.

Freshly popped popcorn is a light snack perfect for summer, and you can add just about any flavor to satisfy whatever you may be craving. Start by sampling these topping favorites then taste your way to other creative combinations. - Garlic salt - Parmesan cheese - Cumin - Oregano - Dry taco seasoning mix - Dry ranch-style seasoning mix - Lemon pepper - Nutmeg

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Coconut Monkey Mix Yield: 7 cups - 1 cup flaked coconut (unsweetened or sweetened) - 6 cups popped popcorn - 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted - 1 teaspoon sugar - 1/8 teaspoon salt - dash of nutmeg - 1 cup dried banana chips Heat oven to 325 F. Spread coconut in 13-by-9inch baking pan, breaking up any clumps as needed. Bake 10 minutes, or until edges of coconut begin to brown. Spread popcorn over coconut and sprinkle with butter; toss. Sprinkle popcorn mixture with sugar, salt and nutmeg; toss. Bake 5 minutes longer, remove from heat and toss with banana chips. Serve immediately or cool and store in airtight container.

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Ballpark Popcorn Crunch

Beach Party Popcorn

Popcorn Chipwiches

Yield: 3 quarts - 1/2 cup butter - 1/2 cup brown sugar - 3 quarts unsalted popped popcorn - 1 cup chopped walnuts

Yield: 2 1/2 quarts - 1 teaspoon soy sauce - 1-2 drops hot pepper sauce - 1/3 cup melted butter - 2 quarts popped popcorn - 2 cups assorted seasoned snacks (crackers, pretzels, etc.) - 1/2 package (0.56 ounces) bacononion dip mix

Yield: 12 - 2 1/2 quarts popped popcorn - 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar - 3/4 cup dark corn syrup - 1/2 cup butter - 1 tablespoon vinegar - 1/2 teaspoon salt - 1 package (6 ounces) chocolate pieces - 1/2 cup chopped walnuts - 2 pints brick-style vanilla ice cream

Heat oven to 350 F. Cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. In separate bowl, toss popcorn and walnuts. Add creamed mixture to popcorn and nuts. Combine until coated. Spread on large baking sheet in single layer. Bake 10 minutes, or until crisp.

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Heat oven to 350 F. Add soy sauce and hot pepper sauce to melted butter. Put popcorn and seasoned snacks in large bowl. Pour butter mixture over popcorn and snacks; toss. Sprinkle with bacononion dip mix; toss again. Spread mixture in 15 1/2-by-10 1/2-by1- inch jelly roll pan and bake 8-10 minutes, stirring once.

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Keep popcorn warm. In 3-quart saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, vinegar and salt. Cook and stir until sugar dissolves. Continue to cook until hard ball stage (250 F on Candy thermometer). Pour syrup over popcorn; stir to coat. Add chocolate pieces and nuts; stir just until mixed. Pour into two 13-by-9-by-2-inch pans, spreading and packing firmly. Cool. In each pan, cut 12 rectangles. Cut each pint of ice cream into six slices. Sandwich each ice cream slice between two popcorn rectangles. (Family Features) l


Teen SUMMER TIPS TO PROTECT

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aking good care of your smartphone should be a priority all year long. However, in summer, doing so may seem like more of a challenge, as you find yourself on-thego and frequently in situations that may compromise your device. Use these tips to protect your smartphone with style.

Take Care From barbecue sauce in the park to salt and sand at the beach, the summer means more opportunities for sticky situations. Use a hands-free headset whenever necessary. You may also consider throwing hand wipes into your beach bag or picnic basket so you can always capture that Instagram shot on the fly without mucking up your screen.

Use a Case These days, there is no excuse not to use a phone case, even if style is important to you. With so many colors and designs available, you can find one that complements your fashion sense, and protects your device from drops and falls. If you have a love affair with the latest and greatest, you can take heart that, just like smartphones, cases are also improving, getting sleeker and gaining more functionality. For those with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus for example, check out options like the Clayco Iris clear case, which features a transparent, damageresistant back, sleek design and multiple color options. Other models

offer convenience and functionality, like i-Blason’s Transformer, which has a holster capable of 360-degree rotation, and a kickstand that allows for handsfree movie viewing.

Prevent Water Damage If you are headed to the lake, river or out on the boat, it’s important to keep your phone safe and dry with protection designed with water resistance in mind. For example, a NexCase Waterproof phone pouch is compatible with many models of phones, won’t interfere with the touchscreen or camera, and can be used to hold IDs, cash keys and credit cards while adventuring. When it comes to reliable water resistance, pay attention to the IP rating (or Ingress Protection Rating) of the case. An airtight design, such as the iPhone 7 Plus WaterProof case, has a water resistance rating of “7,” which means that your phone can be fully submerged in water as deep as one meter for a period of up to 30 minutes.

Be Smart Remember that during temperature extremes, your unattended vehicle can become extremely hot very quickly without climate control. So, don’t leave your device behind when you exit your car, as these conditions can have damaging effects on its hardware and functionality. From sun to surf, take steps to give your smartphone the royal treatment. Your device will work better and last longer if you do. (StatePoint) l


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