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AGING WITH VITALITY, GRACE AND CONFIDENCE TIPS TO HELP MOMS

SLEEP BETTER DURING BACK-TO-SCHOOL TRANSITIONS

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CONTENTS

[ ] FASHION EDITORIAL

10 | Publisher’s Fall Picks

14 | Designers We Love: Menswear 18 | Designers We Love: Womenswear

IN FLUENCE BEAUTY

26 | Your Beauty Routine’s Dirty Little Secrets and What Small Steps You Can do to Improve Your Regimen 28 | The NAAVA Salon | Spa Experience 30 | Glittery Glam Styles Presented By Jose Luis Salon 34 | Beautiful People Doing Beautiful Things: Inside the Life and Career of Hair Stylist Cynthia Valdez 36 | Beauty Editor’s Picks

38 | NO PAPARAZZI! 90 | VENETIAN FALL 96 | FASHION EDITOR’S PICKS

LIVING WELL

80 | Find Fun, Fresh Ways to Use Your Cherished China

TECHNOLOGY

84 | Goodnight, Smartphone 86 | Tech Transforms Dining Out Experience 88 | Technology Editor’s Picks TRAVEL

98 | Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano

Beach Resort & Spa a Splendid Respite

BUSINESS & FINANCE

46 | Face Your Financial Fears Take action to save for retirement 48 | 5 Ways to Say Goodbye to Your ‘Sad Desk Lunch’ SPECIAL

51 | Back-to-School 56 | Brain Foods:

Eating for Academic Success 58 | Is Generation Z Solely Digital? 60 | 5 Hot Trends in School Supplies 62 | Tips to Help Moms Sleep Better During Back-to-School Transitions 64 | A+ College Moving Tips 66 | College and Credit Cards: How Parents Can Play Professor

102 | Royal Blues Hotel an Elegant Oceanside Enclave 106 | Surf, Sky & Spirit at Tower23 Hotel San Diego

FEATURE 22 | AGING WITH VITALITY, GRACE AND CONFIDENCE 52 | SET THE STAGE FOR SUCCESS TIPS FOR A SMOOTH TRANSITION BACK-TO-SCHOOL

IN NETWORK PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW

111 | Cynthia Simons 113 | Turgay Yuksel 114 | David Dickinson

HEALTH & WELLNESS

70 | 3 Simple Ways Men Can Improve Their Health 72 | Influential Mind:

When Should You Seek Psychiatric Care? 74 | There’s an Apple for That 76 | Safe, Effective Options to Treat Pain 78 | New Study Reveals America’s Laundry Habits

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IN SOCIETY 116 | Event Guide September 117 | Event Guide Octuber 118 | St. David’s Foundation is Absolutely the “Toast of the Town”


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124 | SALUD ESPERANZA PARA LAS MAMAS 128 | TOP 10, INFUSIONES SALUDABLES 130 | PLANIFICA TUS COMIDAS 134 | DECORACIÓN REFLEJO ESTÉTICO 138 | ESPECIAL MODA LATINA COLOMBIAMODA, MÁS ALLÁ DE LAS PASARELAS 140 | CAMILO ÁLVAREZ 142 | MAR DE ROSAS 144 | NINA PEÑUELA 147 | SUPERGA 148 | PABELLÓN BRASIL 150 | ¿Y LAS PASARELAS QUÉ? 154 | BELLEZA REINA POR UNA NOCHE 156 | SELECCIONES DEL EDITOR DE BELLEZA 168 | ACCIÓN SOCIAL GOLES DE PAZ 162 | PERSONAJE GIOVANNI SCUTARO 166 | FASHION EDITORIAL ENTRE RAMAS 172 | EXCLUSIVO DETRÁS DE LA CORONA 174 | LUPITA JONES, INTEGRIDAD Y APLOMO 176 | JACQUELINE AGUILERA, COMPROMISO DE VIDA

178 | GEORGE WITTELS, EL REY DE REINAS 182 | HARRY LEVY, AFINANDO CRITERIOS 184 | ALICIA MACHADO, CORONA DE GEMAS Y ESPINAS 186 | LUZ MARINA ZULUAGA, CORONA ETERNA 187 | SUSANA DUIJM, PRIMERA DE LA DINASTÍA 188 | RACHAEL YVONNE DAVIS, MISS PLUS 190 | TURISMO ALTOS DE CHAVÓN 196 | TECNOLOGÍA MARKETING DIGITAL PARA PYMES 198 | LUABOOKS, EL FUTURO DE LA LECTURA 200 | FASHION MUNDO LORIS DIRAN 206 | DEPORTES CÓMO EVITAR DOLORES POST ENTRENAMIENTOS 210 | AUTOAYUDA EN BUSCA DEL EQUILIBRIO 212 | MODA DISEÑADORES QUE AMAMOS, ROPA PARA HOMBRE 214 | DISEÑADORES QUE AMAMOS, ROPA PARA MUJER 216 | SEXOLOGÍA RELACIÓN TORMENTOSA ¿CÓMO AFECTA LA SALUD?

222 | OATMEAL IS A SUPERFOOD 224 | HOME HANGOUTS 226 | MAKING YOUR OWN MUGS 228 | STYLES TO GET READY QUICKLY 230 | MAKE IT OR BREAK IT: LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS 232 |BEAUTY EDITOR’S PICKS 234 | IT’S A TEXAN THANG YALL 236 | FASHION EDITORIAL: BACK-TO-SCHOOL

244 | TEEN FASHION EDITOR’S PICKS 246 | 5 MONEY TIPS EVERY TEEN SHOULD KNOW BUILD FINANCIAL SMARTS IN YOUR TEEN WITH THESE 5 TIPS 248 | BEST BETS FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL GEAR UP FOR A GREAT START TO THE YEAR 250 | CAIO FERREIRA 256 | ROUND 1 ARCADE GAMES

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InFluential Magazine Spanish InFluential Teen InFluential Dedicated to The Art of Living Well PRESIDENT / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF / CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER William Jackson Round Rock, Texas EDITORIAL TEAM InFluential Magazine Editor-in-Chief William Jackson Business Consultant Leonardo D’Almagro Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Fashion Editor Michelle Washington Technology Editor James Nelson West Coast Affiliate Gloria Thornton Spanish InFluential Editor Leonardo D’Almagro Jr. Fashion Editor Fabbiola Palumbo Junior Editor David E. Venegas Q. Sports Editor Marcelo Galvez Leiva Teen InFluential Editor Nicole Glenn Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Fashion Editor Michelle Washington Junior Editor Mia Dedear

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LIGHTING ASSIST SCOTT ENGELMAN STYLIST MICHELLE WASHINGTON CO-STYLIST JARED APILADO MODEL TREVOR BURCHETT (THE CAMPBELL AGENCY) GROOMING THE BOARDROOM SALON WWW.BOARDROOMSALON.COM

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ART & PRODUCTION Creative Director William Jackson Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Fashion Editor Michelle Washington Creative Services Argenis Gudino, Jose Luis Venegas Q., What Taller Gráfico Web DesignThe MOD Studio Contributing Photographers Jordi Avendaño, Brandi Nicole Boehm, Pablo Costanzo, Walter Delgado, Courtesy of Loris Diran PR, Sergio Di Francesco, Esteban Escobar, Caio Ferreira (USA), Gredys Franco, Cody Kinsfather Photography, José Moreno, José Navarro, Nina Hawkins Nguyen, Alexandre Paskanoi (Canada), Alena Romanova (Russia), Bode Timón, José Luis Venegas Website Administration W. Jackson & Associates, LLC SALES & MARKETING Business Development James Nelson, Gloria Thornton Marketing & Public Relations W. Jackson & Associates, LLC For advertising information, please e-mail ads@influential-magazine.com. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR shall be signed with a full name; please include a daytime phone number, full mailing address, or e-mail address. Letters shall be no longer than 300 words. We reserve the right to edit all submissions. Letters may not be edited, added to, or changed by the sender once we receive them. For Letters to the Editor, please email editor@influential-magazine.com. For public relations inquiries, please email pr@influential-magazine.com. For general information inquiries, please email info@influential-magazine.com. Our mailing address InFluential Magazine, P.O. Box 1307, Round Rock, TX 78680 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the publisher. All the rights of the artwork and photography belong to the publisher. InFluential Magazine is Austin owned and operated.


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Happy anniversary InFluential Magazine, five years and growing strong! ’m honored to have this opportunity to welcome our readers to this Issue. Why the Fashion Editor? What an excellent question. The September / October Issue welcomes the arrival of fall and a change in fashion. A Fashion Editor typically oversees the creation of fashion-related content, plans and executes fashion shoots, chooses photos, approves the layout, and adds a narrative, all with the support of a tremendous team. Our team works tirelessly for months to bring this wonderful publication to life for you. Our September / October Issue is filled with information and visual content to thrill our readers. When we set out to create a magazine that would promote the art of living well, one thing we agreed on right away was to create a collection of inspirational and instructive articles written by real, honest and inspired people who work hard to live deliberately, but who are not afraid to admit the struggles we sometimes face. We don’t always have hours to exercise every day. Our houses aren’t always perfect. We stay informed and eat as healthy as we can, but we are also realistic and flexible. We try to be great examples for our children, but we sometimes forget to appreciate every moment. We are honored to share the work of so many committed and thoughtful people. Please visit the Our Contributing Writers page to see who our wonderful contributors are and read their bios. Also, feel free to leave comments on the articles to share your thoughts, or ask the author a question. A special note of ‘thank you’ to our contributing photographers. We’re astounded by your talent and delighted to share your work with the world. To our international readership, thank you for your continued support. In this special edition, we celebrate the “very chic” nuances of fall’s arrival. We look forward to our growing readership as we embark upon another year and continue to bring you the content you love...plus much more! Fashionably yours,

Michelle Washington Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine and Teen InFluential

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PUBLISHER’S FALL

Picks

Publisher of InFluential Magazine William Jackson focuses on being a practical InFluential Gentleman, complemented with a healthy dose of style and technology. FACE TIME IS NO PROBLEM. Kiehl’s Age Defender Moisturizer Firming, lifting, anti-wrinkle treatment for men. This dual-action anti-aging moisturizer is clinically demonstrated to visibly lift and firm skin, while minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Specifically formulated for men’s thicker, coarser skin, the revitalizing treatment gently exfoliates dead skin cells, which allows the formula to effectively penetrate skin’s surface layers and smooth out roughness.

THE ESSENCE OF OPULENCE. ÉGOÏSTE by Chanel The timeless classic scent of rich, woody ÉGOÏSTE has come into a new era. A modern design reflects the unmistakable masculinity of the fragrance within.

TALK THAT TALK. Apple iPhone 6 Plus The iPhone 6 Plus is impressive; larger and thinner than other iPhone models, and with the capacity for more endurance on a single charge than most comparably-sized and smaller competitors. The 5.5-inch screen may feel gigantic at first, but feels just right in no time.

SEEING IS TRULY BELIEVING. Badgley Mischka Eyewear It won’t take long to be noticed when sporting eyewear from Badgley Mischka. The Talbot frame is among my everyday accessories.

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HELP YOUR LIPS MAKE A MEMORABLE STATEMENT. Carmex Original Lip Balm Original Stick is a hardworking, medicated lip balm. • Helps to moisturize dry lips with cocoa seed butter • Helps provide long-lasting moisture protection with petrolatum. Plus, our Original medicated lip balm stick includes broad spectrum SPF 15 that’s water resistant for up to 80 minutes. • Helps prevent sunburn when applied regularly • Helps decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun, if used as directed with other sun protection measures.

TAKES THE PERFECT PICTURE EVERY TIME. SONY ILC-A77 MKII DSLR with 16-50mm Lens Capture the moment more decisively than ever before. Sony’s α77II delivers the world’s fastest shooting at 12 fps, while amazing 79-point Phase Detection AF keeps fast-moving subjects in focus and a 24.3MP sensor delivers stunning and detailed imagery. Even sharing is fast thanks to built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC.

SURELY, HE’S AN INFLUENTIAL GENTLEMAN.

MAY I SEE WHAT THE PHOTOS LOOK LIKE?

HEX Ghost - Titanium HEX TIE is proud to present the first hand made Titanium dress tie in the world.

Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1 Compatible with select smartphones. Including select Apple iPhone models with iOS v5.1 or later and select Android phones with Android v2.3.3 or later and Google Play for use with your existing device. Instax SHARE app (download required). Let’s you wirelessly print images stored on your compatible smartphone. 2.4” x 1.8” image size. Allows you to create photos from JPEG format that can easily be shared or displayed. Templates. Include real-time, limited-edition, SNS, square, standard and more to enhance your creativity. Reprint button. Makes it easy to produce multiple copies of your favorite photos.

GET THE BEST SHAVE EVER. Harry’s Products designed and formulated for a quality shave.

OWNING THE ROAD IN STYLE. 2016 Lexus ES 350 Maintaining luxury leadership requires a relentless pursuit. Lexus, after giving the ES 350 significant enhancements for 2015, maintains its momentum by endowing the 2016 ES 350 with a makeover for the front, rear and wheels; and new safety, connectivity and multimedia technology.

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

This Issue would not be possible without these InFluential people

Jose Luis Salon

Merilee Kern

Louis Taylor, DO

| Austin, Texas

| ‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor

| Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry

‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor

Louis Taylor, D.O. earned his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center (Fort Worth) and completed his psychiatry residency at Scott and White (Temple, TX) and Austin Medical Education Program (Austin, TX). He then completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the UT Southwestern Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program at Seton Family of Hospitals. His clinic is located off of Bee Cave Road.

José Luis Salon is the premier hair and beauty salon based in Austin, Texas. Led by celebrity stylist and salon owner José Buitron, the salon boasts a network of top hair and beauty professionals in three Austin, Texas locations that specialize in hair, makeup and skin care services. For more information, visit

Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events and notable products and services.

www.joseluissalon.com.

Follow her on Twitter here:

Submissions are accepted at

www.TheLuxeList.com. www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here:

www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

Visit the website

www.DoctorTaylor.org for further information or to request an evaluation. Office hours are by appointment: (512) 522-5116.

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[ ] DESIGNERS

WE LOVE:

MENS

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COURTESY OF LORIS DIRAN PR

Traditional menswear details need to be twisted just enough to create newness

Award winning Menswear Designer Loris Diran

“A dialogue between Sartorial and Streetwear”

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The familiar must be executed in unfamiliar textiles

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Rustic textures should interplay in unlikely combinations

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kPHOTOS & COMMENTARY COURTESY OF MALAN BRETON

“Luxury brand sought after by royalty, celebrity, and those who love an impeccably made garmentr”

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Sophisticated and beautiful evening wear with an innovative edge

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AGING WITH VITALITY,

GRACE AND CONFIDENCE IT’S ONE OF THE GREAT IRONIES OF LIFE: YOUR REWARD FOR SURVIVING THE TUMULTUOUS TEEN YEARS, ESTABLISHING A CAREER AND NURTURING A FAMILY CULMINATES IN DRY SKIN, A THICKENING WAIST AND TOO MANY MOMENTS PEPPERED WITH “NOW, WHERE DID I LEAVE THOSE CAR KEYS?” YOU KNOW ... THAT TIME OF YOUR LIFE THAT SEEMED SO FAR AWAY WHEN VIEWED FROM A DISTANCE.

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s the calendar pages keep turning, you may find yourself greeting this new phase of life with mixed feelings: a sense of accomplishment, sure, but perhaps also apprehension for the unknown and even surprise from unanticipated changes. “With age comes wisdom and experience, but it can also include new and unexpected signs of growing older that can impact your body and life,” said Barbara Hannah Grufferman, positive aging expert and author of the best-selling book “The Best of Everything After 50.” Fortunately, in many regards, age is but a state of mind. With these practical tips, you can glide into the future with vitality, grace and confidence.

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Stay True to Your Style There is no written rule that once you achieve a certain age, your hair must be cropped close, your wardrobe frozen in time or your favorite vibrant lipstick shade cast aside. True, with age you may make a few modifications, such as a new hairstyle that accommodates thinner strands or one that shows off your gorgeous grays. But your personal style is an important aspect of your identity, and simply tweaking or slightly evolving your look lets you remain true to your familiar self as you enter this new phase of life. Resist the Urge to Rest Filling your time with low-demand pursuits is a perfectly natural response to the liberation of an empty nest or the newfound freedom of retirement. You’ve earned a break, for sure. However, be wary of letting your brain languish to extremes. Find ways to stimulate your mind to help keep you sharp and ward off those “senior moments.”

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“The loss of a job, upheavals in a long-term relationship, financial hardships and empty nests are just a few of the big challenges we frequently confront – not to mention the new health issues that we might face,” Barbara Hannah Grufferman, positive aging expert and author of the best-selling book “The Best of Everything After 50 ”.

Make Your Physical Wellness a Priority For decades, you’ve heard admonishments about taking proper care of your body: eating right, exercising regularly, avoiding smoking and excess drinking, and getting plenty of rest. If you ignored that advice, remember this: It’s never too late to introduce healthier habits. Taking care of your body will help ensure you have the physical stamina to continue enjoying your favorite activities, and will give you the best shot at keeping your health condition optimal. Not only does keeping in shape provide overall health benefits, targeted exercises can help with other concerns, as well. For example, after 4-6 weeks of working out your pelvic floor muscles regularly, you may start to notice an improvement in your sensitive bladder. Embrace Confidence Boosters Change is at the very heart of midlife, and most of us can come to acknowledge, even appreciate, how life has a way


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of evolving. But changes can sometimes cause confidence to lag, especially when it’s your body that’s changing. “The loss of a job, upheavals in a long-term relationship, financial hardships and empty nests are just a few of the big challenges we frequently confront – not to mention the new health issues that we might face,” Grufferman said. One common confidence breaker: a sensitive bladder. A recent survey by Always Discreet found women with sensitive bladders feel less confident than those who don’t experience leaks, in certain situations like traveling long distances or being in an unknown or unfamiliar area.1 However, you don’t have to let your sensitive bladder stand in the way of living your life. In fact, the same survey showed most women with sensitive bladders (72 percent) who use bladder protection, such as Always Discreet liners, pads and underwear, say they feel more confident because of these products. The full line of bladder leak protection products provides women incredible comfort, protection, discretion and odor control so you can get back to enjoying life, no matter your age. To learn more about managing a sensitive bladder, including advice for how to talk with your doctor, visit AlwaysDiscreet.com. l The Always Discreet U.S. Survey was conducted using the IPSOS Panel that surveyed a total of 400 American women (aged 35 to 65 years old). Of the 400 women, 200 have experienced urine loss/bladder weakness in the past three months and 200 had not experienced urine loss/ bladder weakness. Significance testing between the two groups was done at a 90 percent confidence level. The survey was implemented between September 15, 2015 and September 25, 2015. In the study were 65 women with sensitive bladders who use products specifically designed for bladder leaks.

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AGE GAUGE Ever looked at your driver’s license and thought, “Is that really my age?” It’s time to find out how old you really feel.

1Are you confident enough to wear the clothes

and styles you love? a. Absolutely, I don’t let anything stand in the way of fashion. b. Sometimes – I’ve definitely outgrown some styles. c. Not really ... I tend to go for safe, sensible outfits.

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Long-distance adventures or local delights: What’s your travel preference? a. The further the better – the best adventures begin with a long-distance flight. b. I love the idea of long-distance travel, but I’d have to be well prepared. c. Close to home – I don’t like veering too far.

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What’s your first thought when someone mentions bladder sensitivity? a. It’s an old age issue – it only affects older women over 65. b. Many moms like me experience it after childbirth. c. I have it and I know it can happen to anyone, regardless of age.

4What’s your fitness regime like?

a. Intense – exercise is the highlight of my day. b. Average – I do my best to keep fit but there are challenges. c. Non-existent – I don’t feel confident enough to work out. Results: Mostly As: You feel younger inside than your real age. Mostly Bs: You feel exactly your age. Mostly Cs: You feel older inside than your real age. Empower yourself to live the age you want to be.

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YOUR BEAUTY

ROUTINE’S DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS

AND WHAT SMALL STEPS YOU CAN DO TO IMPROVE YOUR REGIMEN WHETHER YOU ARE HEADING TO A BACKYARD BARBEQUE OR A FESTIVE SOIREE, A HEALTHY, GLOWING COMPLEXION IS THE BEST ACCESSORY.

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veryone knows the drill about proper skin cleansing and moisturizing regimens, however, many women are interfering with their skin health by not taking the same care when it comes to their beauty products. “Keeping skin looking radiant is no small feat,” says Stacey Ramstedt, senior director of marketing at Paris Presents Incorporated, a global leader in beauty products and personal care accessories. “Women are careful about the makeup and products they use on their skin, but overlook the importance of

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maintaining those products for optimal use and skin health.” Are you guilty of these dirty secrets?

Mistake 1: Never Washing Makeup Brushes A whopping 43 percent of makeup brush users report they never wash their makeup brushes, according to a 2014 quantitative online survey among 212 makeup brush users. Brushes not only collect makeup residue, but they also hold dirt, oil and other impurities.

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A regular maintenance routine ensures brushes are clean when they touch your skin, plus it boosts brush performance and integrity so they last longer. Cleaning makeup brushes does not have to be a time-consuming chore. For daily cleaning and quick color changes, try EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Cloths. They help keep your brushes fresh and conditioned. For a weekly deeper clean, use EcoTools Makeup Brush Shampoo to get your brushes back to new. Both are made from plantbased ingredients and are dermatologist tested so they are safe for sensitive skin.


Mistake 3:

Mistake 2: Using Expired Makeup Similar to the kale salad you had for lunch, your makeup comes with an expiration date. While it may not give a specific “use by� date, the general rule is to replace mascara and eyeliners every three months, liquid foundation every six months and powder eyeshadow every two years. We all struggle with letting go, with 89 percent of women hanging on to makeup just in case they need it later, according to a Stowaway Cosmetics survey. Which means at best makeup will be poor-performing, and at worst, it can bring bacteria to the skin and eyes, causing irritation. Keep in mind, the more often you use the product, especially with your fingers, the more often you should replace it.

Relying on Products to Include Your Sun Protection It is no secret sunscreen helps maintain skin health. By blocking dangerous ultraviolet rays, sunscreen is a key tool to protect the skin against cancer and premature aging. Recognizing the benefits, most face lotions and products on the market today include a sunscreen ingredient. But be cautious, similar to the products in your makeup bag, sunscreens do not last forever and should be replenished. While sunscreens are designed to remain at original strength for up to three years, according to the Mayo Clinic, the sunscreen ingredients in your favorite face products may not last as long. In fact, facial moisturizers and serums should be tossed after six months to a year. Be on the lookout for PAO (Period After Opening) notations on new products or look for a number followed by an M to tell you how many months after opening the product should be tossed. To be safe, be sure to use an oil-free high SPF face sunscreen after your moisturizer to provide any extra level of protection all summer long. l SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2016

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THE NAAVA SALON | SPA

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HAVE YOUR LOCKS LOST THEIR LUSTER? HAS THE SUN BEEN PARTICULARLY UNKIND TO YOUR FACE THIS SUMMER? 28

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erhaps your day job has taken a toll on your upper and lower back. Just traffic alone can really do a number on your body. If you answered yes to any of these questions you may be in need of a little selfie-date. Treat yourself to some much needed TLC at Austin’s own luxurious NAAVA Salon | Spa. When it comes to self-pampering this sophisticated salon has everything you need to slow down from the everyday hustle and bustle. From their sophisticated salon floor to their state of the art massage and esthetics lab this spa has something for everyone. This premier salon offers the best quality for hair care, skin care and massage

therapy to name a few. As we wind down toward the end of summer, with those dry cold months fast approaching we mustn’t neglect our hair and skin. Although I did enjoy soaking up the vitamin D this summer I did notice some unwanted fine lines and wrinkles begin to surface on my face due to sun exposure. To regain moisture and elasticity to my over-exposed face I visited the lovely NAAVA Salon | Spa at their downtown Austin location at 300 West 6th Street. I treated myself to the Fire + Ice Facial recommended by their knowledgeable staff for the concerns I had about my skin. This treament, which included a powerful resurfacing masque and rejuvenating cleaners,

completely revitalized my skin to help reveal my health glow, hidden beneath those fine lines caused by dryness from too much sun exposure. Not to mention the incredible upper back and neck massage that is included in the package. Their friendly staff was the epitome of professionalism and class. I can speak from personal experience that this beautiful state of the art facility lives up to its name which by definition Naava, which is of Hebrew origin, means beautiful. Book your appointment today. I guarantee you’ll leave looking and feeling beautiful inside and out. Visit the NAAVA Salon | Spa online at www.naava.com. l

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STYLES PRESENTED BY JOSE LUIS SALON kINTRODUCTION BY KELLI PONCE, BEAUTY EDITOR FOR INFLUENTIAL MAGAZINE AND TEEN INFLUENTIAL

Glittery Up Do Hairstylists: Tiffany Holmes and Mandy Denson Makeup Artist: Nancy Melendez

Hair Step 1: Use R+Co Dallas

Thickening Spray as a heat protectant to set the hair. Step 2: Next, use a small crimper at the base and a small curling wand through the ends. Step 3: Tease and expand the curls. You may use R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray for additional texture and hold. Step 4: Flip front hair back and hold in place with elastic for an ethereal up do and use R+Co Motorcycle Flexible Gel around the hairline combined with glitter to add sparkle and shine.

Makeup Step 1: Apply foundation onto skin. Step 2: Brush Kevyn Aucoin Vellum

Shimmer Eye Shadow on brow bone followed by blue shadow on eyelids. Step 3: Outline top eyelid

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with black liner. Line crease of eyes with black liner and use a white liner on lower eyelid. Step 4: Draw four lashes on bottom of eye with fine point liner. Step 5: Use Jose Luis Salon

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Orange Crush Lipstick and outline lips with Jose Luis Salon Darling Lip Pencil. Step 6: Apply Jose Luis Salon Mcdreamy Mineral Pressed Blush.


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ONCE AGAIN THE STYLISTS AT JOSE LUIS SALON ARE ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF FASHION. INSPIRED BY THE UPCOMING MUSIC FESTIVAL SEASON THE TEAM HAS PUT TOGETHER SOME ROCK STAR LOOKS SURE TO GET YOU NOTICED. WHO SAYS MODELS ARE THE ONLY ONES

WHO CAN HAVE FUN? GET READY TO EMBRACE YOUR INNER GODDESS WITH THESE EDGY LOOKS. FROM VOLUMINOUS TEXTURED CURLS TO GLITTERY GLAM MAKEUP THIS TUTORIAL WILL HAVE YOU DANCING IN FRONT OF YOUR MIRROR AND THE DANCE FLOOR!

Voluminous Curly Hair Hairstylists: Tyler Cochran and Sarah Adeleye Makeup Artist: Theresa Przybyla

Hair Step 1: Spray Oribe Maximista

Thickening Spray on dry hair, curl sections with ¼-inch iron throughout the head to make tight curls. Step 2: When finished, rake out only some curls with fingers to create a larger shape. Step 3: Use Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray throughout hair to support the shape.

Makeup Step 1: Apply Jose Luis Salon Hi-Def

Foundation Liquid onto skin. Step 2: Brighten cheeks with Jose Luis Salon Mcdreamy Mineral Pressed Blush and enhance upper cheekbones with a highlighting powder. Step 3: Line the inner lower eyelid with a white shade and prime lid to brow with dark eye shadow. Step 4: Brush a merlot-colored eye shadow on crease and onto brows.

Step 5: Line inner eyes with a black

Step 7: Apply Jose Luis Salon Sex on

liquid liner and thicken as you extend to the outer eye. Step 6: Sprinkle glitter onto cheek and eye makeup as desired.

Heels Sheer Lipstick.

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Baby Doll Hair: Ryan Claudon and Katie Austin Makeup: Rae Allen

Hair Step 1: Curl hair with 1-inch curling

iron and use Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray for an enduring lift and hold. Step 2: Use a dry texturizing spray and tease hair for volume. Step 3: Apply R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray for a matte finish.

Makeup Step 1: Start by using SkinCeuticals

Daily Moisture to hydrate and nourish skin. Step 2: Prep your skin for makeup with Kevyn Aucoin Primed Skin Developer. Step 3: Apply Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Fluid Foundation onto face (artists used a light coverage foundation to build over). Step 4: Fill in brows with Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil (artists used Ash Blonde brow color for a subtle appearance) and then brush the eyebrows up for a more messy, natural look. Step 5: For the crease of the eyes, use Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow Blush in Liquifuschia with a fluffy blending brush to soften and then apply Kevyn Aucoin Pure Powder Glow in Myracle (hot pink).

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Step 6: To deepen the eyes, apply Kevyn Aucoin Iced Plum Eye Shadow in the outer corners of the eye. Step 7: Use a flat brush and spray a toner onto the brush and dip it in silver and white glitter to stick to the eyelids. Then, apply it all over the eye and the eyebrow bone. Step 8: To enhance your eyes even more, apply a cat eye with Kevyn Aucoin Precision Liquid Liner onto the top eyelid. Step 9: Highlight and contour your face with a skin enhancer. Then use a

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finger to apply it under the eyes and on blemish spots. Step 10: Contour the cheekbone with a sculpting powder. Step 11: Use the same Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow Blush in Liquifuschia used earlier for rosy cheeks. Step 12: For a more glittery appearance, apply some flaky silver pieces of fabric on top on the cheekbone to really enhance the look. Step 13: Lastly, apply false eyelashes and plum purple and glittery lipstick.


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Step 1: Curl hair with 1-inch curling

Step 1: Apply Kevyn Aucoin Primed

iron and use Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray for an enduring lift and hold. Step 2: Use a dry texturizing spray and tease hair for volume. Step 3: Apply R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray for a matte finish.

Skin Developer and Sensual Skin Fluid Foundation. Step 2: Highlight cheekbones with Kevyn Aucoin Medium Sculpting Powder and then apply Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Nights Celestial Bronzing Veil for a boost of radiance. Step 3: For lips, apply Kevyn Aucoin Evermore lipstick and Medium Neutral Nude Flesh Tone Lip Pencil.

Peach and Soft Clay Eye Shadow onto inner and outer eyelids. Step 5: Blend Kevyn Aucoin Taupey Grey Eye Shadow and Coffee Bean Eye Shadow onto eyelids. Step 6: Apply Kevyn Aucoin Basic Black Eye Pencil Primatif and Volume Mascara for smoky eyes. Step 7: Finish the look by applying Kevyn Aucoin Gel Brow Pencil in Sheer Brunette and a clear brow gel. l

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BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE DOING BEAUTIFUL THINGS: SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST BORN WITH IT. THAT NATURAL ABILITY TO INSTILL ART, LOVE AND PASSION IN EVERYTHING THAT THEY DO. WHEN SOMEONE HAS THIS QUALITY IT COMES THROUGH IN THEIR WORK AND THEIR COMPASSION FOR OTHERS. THEY STRIVE NOT FOR THEIR OWN SUCCESS BUT FOR THE HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING OF OTHERS. THIS IS WHAT WE REFER TO AS INFLUENTIAL.

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sat down recently with someone who possesses these qualities and more. Her name is Cynthia Valdez and she is a true artist. Growing up idolizing her mother who was a talented hairstylist in her own right, she developed an interest in the profession at a very young age. Although she didn’t follow her calling right away, she always knew there was a place for her in the beauty industry. As a young adult, her mother engrained in her the importance of getting a good education and staying focused. Since then she

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has put these morals to good use. After attending the cosmetology program at The Academy a Paul Mitchel Partner School she began to make strides in her career as a hair stylist. Using her mother’s keen approach to never settle for mediocre, she knew styling hair was only a fragment of what she could do. Since graduating from The Academy in 2012, she has gone on to style hair for magazine publications, start her own business and was recently nominated as NAHA’s Top Hairstylist of the Year for two years running.

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INSIDE THE LIFE AND CAREER OF HAIR STYLIST

Valdez

CYNTHIA

““My definition of success isn’t about how much money I make or how popular I am. It’s about being happy and loved and making others feel the same.” Cynthia Valdez

Inspired by the 60’s era, Cynthia took a creative approach to put a modern spin on the classic bob haircuts and beehive up-do’s. These precision cuts and elegant looks landed her a top spot in Las Vegas this past July at the 2016 North American Hairstyling Awards and her business Vinyl Beauty Studio located in Austin, TX has been booming ever since. Her salon, which she runs with her business partner and nail artist Saray Gallegos Hernandez, is a gem among the rest. It is filled with just the right amount of art and warmth that make you want to cozy up with a cup of tea and get glammed at the same time. They specialize in unique styles and designs but their services are tailored for your needs. “I just want to make people feel Beautiful” says Cynthia when asked about her styling approach. She continues to spread her creative passion within the community by

volunteering her time and talent at the schools that helped shape her as a beauty and business professional. She provides tools and feedback to her peers and demonstrates hairstyling techniques to help inspire the up and coming future professionals of the world. She has made some huge advances in her early career but she is only getting started. When asked about her success she replied “My definition of success isn’t about how much money I make or how popular I am. It’s about being happy and loved and making others feel the same. If I can continue to do what I love and help others look and feel great, even if it’s just with a simple text letting them know I love them, I’ll always be at my peak of success.” Cynthia is an inspiration and the beauty industry is more beautiful with her in it. l

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Editor’s Picks

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$58.00 victoriassecret.com I haven’t met a Victoria’s Secret scent I don’t like and I’ve nearly tried them ALL. My current fave is Forever Sexy which smells absolutely amazing and lasts all day. Eau So Sexy Body Mist is a close second behind which is light enough for an all over spritz however it doesn’t last as long and requires a couple applications throughout the day. Both of these fragrances smell incredible and they are worth every penny.

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NYX Micro Brow Pencil

$10.00 ulta.com I couldn’t survive without my eyebrow pencil! I get complimented daily on my eyebrows thanks to NYX Micro eyebrow pencil in taupe color. This is by far my favorite brand to use and it has been the perfect color match for my olive skin. It comes in 8 different colors to allow for your own personal complexion. The pencil includes a fine tip to allow for precise application and the built in brush is a life saver. One application lasts all day however I always keep it on hand in my carry along makeup bag to ensure I’m covered no matter what!

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

$17.00 ulta.com My favorite lip color to wear all year is a basic nude, however I choose to mix up the tones from time to time. I’m currently hooked on Urban Decay’s Vice collection. My color of choice is Barfly which is a pale nude color with a creamy consistency which allows for a smooth application. I love it! It goes with any skin tone and gives you a sensual sophisticated look no matter what you are wearing.

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Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo

$23.00 sephora.com With my busy schedule, I’m always out and about which can wreak havoc on my hair. I don’t always have time to spend washing and styling my locks so in between washes I enjoy using a dry shampoo such as Drybar’s Detox which absorbs oil and leaves my hair looking and smelling fresh. Not only does this product keep my hair from looking like a limp oily mess- it adds volume and texture to my hair. I use this on photo-shoots as well for the perfect messy up-do and tousled looks and it works like a charm.

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Peach Mosaic Shimmer Bloc

$44.00 sephora.com I maintain a summer glow all year long with a peach toned face shimmer pallet such a Laura Mercier’s Peach Mosaic Shimmer Bloc. I simply dust this along the bridge of my nose, cheek bones and neck for a subtle glow. I also apply to my shoulders if I’m wearing a sleeveless top. This pallet highlights any complexion and it’s a yearround must have in my makeup bag!


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American Crew Pomade: Elvis Presley

USD $17.95 www.loxabeauty.com American Crew Classic Pomade is a water-based formula that can help you create almost any style and provides easy control and high shine.

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Marc Jacobs Brow Tamer Grooming Gel

USD $24.00 www.sephora.com This grooming gel for your brows will keep every strand of hair in place above your eyes. You can feel confident knowing that your eyebrows will look sculpted with a strong-holding formula that will last for hours.

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No 14 by Gruhme

ÂŁ45.00 www.gruhme.co.uk Woody Aromatic fragrance for men. Top notes are black pepper, bergamot, lemon, lavender and juniper berries; middle notes are patchouli and cedar; base notes are oak, amber, musk, cumin, celery seeds and petitgrain.

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PHOTOGRAPHER ALENA ROMANOVA WWW.ALENAROMANOVA.COM STYLIST ALENA ROMANOVA

MAKEUP ARTIST ALEKSANDRA MIRONOVA @SAN_SANNOVNA MODEL TANYA PRIKMETA @PRIKMETA FL MODELS PARIS

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FACE YOUR FINANCIAL FEARS

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SAVE FOR RETIREMENT etirement is supposed to be a reward for decades of hard work, but if you haven’t planned well, the milestone may be a dark cloud on your horizon. In fact, new data shows nearly 50 percent of Americans are most afraid of outliving their income or the inability to maintain their current lifestyle, and nearly 20 percent are worried about having enough money to cover health care expenses.

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The research, released by the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC), also found that despite these very real fears, Americans are failing to take action to address them. For example, a quarter of Baby Boomers, the age group closest to retirement, have less than $5,000 saved for retirement and nearly one in five Americans have no idea how much they’ve saved. The findings indicate Americans are afraid of the unknown when it

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comes to managing their money and retirement. While you can budget for leisure and travel, health care expenses and life expectancy are unpredictable. “Americans are living longer than ever, so it’s no surprise the No. 1 retirement fear is they’ll run out of money in their final years,” said Jim Poolman, executive director of the IALC. “Thankfully, there are strategies and products out there that can help you create


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sufficient retirement income to last throughout your lifetime, which can help with this crippling fear.” To take control of the uncertainty and create peace of mind when it comes to retirement, here are some simple steps you can follow: Make a Budget Those who plan for retirement are estimated to save three times more than those who don’t. Take into account your expenses may increase during retirement, specifically for items such as health care and travel. Also, be sure to revisit your budget periodically to make adjustments for new circumstances that affect how much you need to support the retirement lifestyle you desire. Balance is Key Investing in a 401(k) is a great way to start a retirement portfolio, but putting all your eggs in one basket is a common mistake. One method to provide balance to your retirement portfolio is to add some more conservative, low-risk products, such as Fixed Indexed Annuities (FIAs), which protect your principal regardless of market ups and downs. According to the survey, FIAs are an attractive choice for consumers, with 45 percent of Americans surveyed interested in this type of retirement product. Plan to Adjust. A savings strategy that makes sense today might not fit your needs in five, 10 or 20 years. Factors like market volatility, changes in your career or personal life, can impact

the amount you’re able to save and how much you anticipate needing when you reach retirement age. Monitor the Balance While it’s not as critical to track the ups and downs of your portfolio in your younger years, the closer you are to retirement, the more important it becomes to be aware of your account values. Your level of risk should reflect your age and your retirement goals. Generally, the younger you are the greater risk you may be able to tolerate because market cycles generally rebound losses over time. When the window of time before retirement is tighter, you may not be able to recover from a dip as easily. Small Changes Count Even seemingly little adjustments can have a noticeable impact on your finances over time. For example,

packing your own lunch and giving up an evening out with friends once weekly or monthly will allow you to direct that money to a retirement account instead. Also, be sure to pay your credit card bills on time to avoid fees that not only affect your credit rating but deplete funds that could be directed to retirement savings. Make it Automatic Set up scheduled transfers so you don’t forget or aren’t tempted to spend the money you planned to save. Treat your retirement account as a debt you owe and be sure to pay yourself every month. If necessary, meet with a financial advisor who can help you determine a strategy to pay down debt without sacrificing your retirement planning.Find more tips and tools to guide your retirement planning at FIAinsights.org. Understanding Fixed Indexed Annuities In today’s economy, experts recommend ensuring you have a diversified retirement plan and balanced financial portfolio that includes conservative, low-risk products that are less impacted by stock market volatility. According to the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council’s research, 45 percent of Americans are interested in retirement products, such as Fixed Indexed Annuities, that offer steady lifetime income and protect your principal even if the stock market goes down. l

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‘SAD DESK LUNCH’

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ou’re not alone. Only one in five people actually ditch their desks during their lunch hour. When you feel your stomach growl, it’s all too easy to grab something from the vending machine or - if you remember - to pack a cold turkey sandwich. But there are plenty of easy ways to spice up your lunchtime routine at work. Here are some tips to improve your mediocre midday meal:


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Walk Away From Your Desk Do you eat at your desk every day? You have a lunch break for a reason; so use it. You’re busy and need a few minutes to recharge throughout the day. You’ll come back refreshed and ready to be productive for the rest of the afternoon. Eating at your desk also means you’re probably multitasking, not paying attention to your food. Leaving your desk will help you become a more mindful eater and you’ll enjoy your meal more. Take a walk, socialize with coworkers, do something that gets you up and moving for at least 15 minutes.

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of Healthy Chips Step away from the snack machine. You don’t need those stale potato chips. You can bake your own with only six ingredients. Thickly slice two pounds of potatoes and coat them with olive oil and one tablespoon of salt. Season with cayenne and ground pepper. Arrange the slices on a greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes until

potatoes are crisp and golden brown. Then, spread them out on parchment paper, sprinkle with salt and enjoy. Pack a handful of chips in your lunch each day for more crunch and less guilt.

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Peanut butter and jelly might be a staple, but it’s time for a grown-up work lunch. You can find sandwich fixings that are not only easy and quick, but take your lunch to the next level. Try a gourmet chicken salad like the no-mayo Avocado Chicken Salad from Willow Tree Farm. It’s a better-for-you option, saving you calories and fat, because it’s made with Aveyo, a spread simply containing Hass avocado, white vinegar, olive oil, sea salt and lime juice. It takes the place of eggs and most of the oil, while still maintaining that classic creamy texture and flavor.

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Find a New Way to Pack Your Salad Forget about soggy, wilted lettuce. One of the best ways to pack a salad is in a quart-sized canning jar. Put your dressing on the bottom, add in your lettuce, veggies and any other salad

toppings. If you really want to kick up your salad game, Willow Tree Farm’s new Sriracha Chicken Salad layers perfectly with leafy greens and adds a tasty spice to your salad. Everything stays separate until it’s time to toss together. Simply pour the salad out into a bowl and you’re ready to eat. Your salad will also last for a couple of days in the fridge, so you can make a few days’ worth of lunches ahead of time.

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Make Your Lunch at Work Are you always running out of time to pack a lunch? Choose a lunch you can throw together in minutes. A chicken salad wrap, tuna melt, pita pocket sandwich with hummus or a Greek yogurt parfait are all relatively simple, healthy meals you can prepare in the office. Keep the ingredients on hand and lunch will be a no-brainer. Make sad desk lunches a thing of the past with these tips. For more ideas for reinventing your lunchtime routine, visit willowtreefarm.com. l

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As student prepare to return to their places of education, following are tips to help parents and students have the best educational experience this school year.

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FOR A SMOOTH TRANSITION BACK-TO-SCHOOL

FOR PARENTS PUTTING BRIGHT-EYED STUDENTS ON THE BUS FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME AND FOR SEASONED MOMS AND DADS WHO KNOW THE DRILL INSIDE AND OUT, GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF SCHOOL IS A PROCESS.

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he shopping extravaganzas, trips to the doctor for physicals, endless forms and paperwork all culminate in a single moment: the first day back-to-school. Often, it’s this first day (or days) that set the tone for the school year to come. Help your child feel prepared and confident to tackle whatever the school year brings with these tips for a successful start. SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2016

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1Plan well-balanced meals: Summer break brings a

lax approach to many aspects of life, and healthy eating is often one of them. However, nutrition plays an important role in overall development and countless studies show correlation between academic performance and good nutrition. As the school year approaches, work at creating healthy menus. If hectic scheduling makes it difficult to get well-balanced meals in lunchboxes and on the dinner table through the week, allocate a portion of the weekend for a family prep session.

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Reinstate bedtimes: Easing back into earlier bedtimes will make things smoother for everyone when the alarms start ringing on early school day mornings. Well before the start of school, gradually back off more time each night – in 15-minute increments, for example – to get kids back in bed early enough to capture at least ten hours of sleep, the amount recommended for school-aged children and adolescents by the National Institutes of Health.

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3Get creative to boost enthusiasm:

Part of the fun of heading back to the classroom is a shiny new set of supplies. Build your kids’ excitement by letting them select the tools they’ll use to bring home good grades, like pens and pencils. Despite a keyboard and touchscreen-driven world, sales of color-focused products like felt-tip markers, porous (fine line) pens and colored pencils are on the rise. In an effort to follow and respond to trends, Zebra Pen continues to introduce products that allow for personal expression, whether in the ink color chosen for notes or the barrel design to complement your kids’ style. “We’re conscious of the influx of technology in the school, but still see the importance of writing instruments in the school environment. There is a great deal of pen or pencil and paper activity in the classroom and we have focused on providing products


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that meet the needs of teachers and students alike,” said Ken Newman, Director of Marketing at Zebra Pen. “Our Sarasa retractable gel pen, which comes in 14 vibrant colors, boasts one of the fastest drying inks on the market. And for those looking to express style through design, consider a Z-Grip Plus ballpoint pen, featuring our smoothest ballpoint ink and a fashion-friendly barrel design, or perhaps a traditional Z-Grip ballpoint with a floral or animal pattern. For the younger writer whose world of writing is confined mostly to pencil, the Cadoozles line of No. 2 and colored mechanical pencils offers functionality and fun.” There are options for every stage of a student’s development, whether they are a beginner, intermediate or have progressed toward the end of their academic careers. A complete selection can be found online at ZebraPen.com.

4Explore outside of academics: Developing

interests outside the classroom builds confidence and character, teaches discipline and may help reveal hidden passions or talents that translate into future scholarships or career choices. Now is an ideal time to explore the options available in your community and complete necessary registrations as many extra-curricular activities are closely linked to the traditional school calendar.

5Follow the paper trail: The volume of paperwork

associated with sending a child to school can be overwhelming. From registration forms and emergency contact sheets to physicals and immunization records, the list goes on and on. Keep on track with a list of all the materials you’re responsible for completing, along with special notes for those that require visits to the doctor’s office or other appointments.

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Take a tour: Especially for new students, but even for experienced kids, spend some time getting familiar with the school before the big day. Seeing the

bus drop-off location, classroom, bathrooms, cafeteria and any other major features ahead of time can help soothe jitters and lets you proactively answer worries or questions about how those first days may unfold.

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of summer and the fresh start ahead by creating a special family tradition. It may be a final backyard campout for the season or a scrapbooking project that captures memories from the summer and describes goals for the school year. The time together to talk about what lies ahead can help get the family geared up for a successful school year. Express Personality with Style Encouraging your child to develop his or her own unique personality can be tough with social “rules” and official policies that determine dress code, supplies and more. When you get down to it, though, there are dozens of ways to let kids explore personal expression without breaking any rules or subjecting them to unwanted attention. Accessories: Even at schools with uniforms or dress codes, there is some latitude when it comes to accessorizing. Dress codes vary, but many allow flexibility in things such as socks, shoes, hair bows and jewelry. School supplies: Let kids choose their own writing implements as a personal statement of selfexpression, which is especially important to middle and high school students. With so many options, it’s easy to bypass the basic bargain selection and choose from an array of new designs and creative features, such as those offered by Zebra Pen. Personal space: For younger students, the area designated as a student’s own may be limited to a backpack or storage cubby. For older kids, there’s an entire locker to consider. Customizing these personal areas lets kids assert a clear stamp of individuality. Photos, artwork and treasured mementoes bring these personal spaces to life. l SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2016

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Protein for breakfast and lunch will not only curb hunger pangs throughout the school day, but will also help sustain mental energy and level moods. Kidfriendly protein ideas include eggs, organic chicken/turkey/beef, non-GMO nitrate-free turkey bacon, and beans. Have leftovers from last night? Dinners in the U.S. traditionally have more protein than other meals, so eating last night’s leftovers in the morning is a fun brainboosting breakfast option.

Some examples of healthy complex carbohydrates to incorporate into your child’s diet are brown rice, quinoa and oats. These types of carbs elevate levels of serotonin in the brain, which has a calming effect. Need bread? Look for organic options so you can feel confident your child is consuming the nutrients they need and not the additional chemicals that are commonly found in conventional breads and grains.

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Did you know the brain is about 60 percent fat? That means when your kids eat healthy fats, it can support brain function. Pack snacks with nuts, seeds and avocado. When cooking, replace unhealthy hydrogenated oils with healthier options such as extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil. Eat more meals with cold-water fish like salmon to get more omega-3 essential fats, which play an integral role in promoting cellular health and brain development.


WHAT DO THE FOODS YOUR CHILDREN EAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE GRADES THEY BRING HOME? SURPRISINGLY, MORE THAN MANY PEOPLE THINK.

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esearch shows certain vitamins and nutrients support brain health and development. That means the snacks, meals and supplements your child consumes can give them an academic edge, in the classroom and in life. Lauren Zimet, director of the Early Insights Healthy Foundations Program and a mother herself, understands how food can empower the body and brain. Here are Zimet’s top picks for brain foods that can help support your child’s learning and development.

4 MIGHTY 5 SUPER NUTS AND SEEDS SUPPLEMENTS

6 VIVACIOUS VEGGIES AND FRUIT

These nutritional powerhouses provide generous amounts of calories, fats, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Kids can enjoy making their own healthy seednut snack mixes, then package in baggies or small containers. Also, try swapping traditional peanut butter for other nut butters like almond or cashew for a healthier take on PB&J.

Real, whole foods like fresh fruits and vegetables support brain health while calming the nervous system during times of stress. Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are full of antioxidants and vitamin C, which research shows helps regulate cortisol, a hormone responsible for stress. And don’t forget bananas! Not only are they full of potassium, but they also help the body produce hormones that help reduce stress and promote better sleep.

Omega-3 fish oil supplements are becoming more and more recognized as part of a healthy family diet. They are a convenient source of the omega-3s - especially EPA and DHA - that are so crucial to optimal brain health and function. It’s important to know where your fish oil comes from and how it is purified. Nordic Naturals specializes in purified, molecularly distilled oils that come in various formulations, including a variety of options for children. Learn more at www.nordicnaturals.com.

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IS GENERATION SOLELY DIGITAL?

HOW TODAY’S STUDENTS LEARN BEST 4 WAYS TO MAKE LEARNING FOR YOUR STUDENT

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ALL STUDENTS HEADING BACK-TO-SCHOOL THIS YEAR ARE PART OF THE NEW GENERATION KNOWN AS GEN Z.

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orn in the years of 1995-2012, this group is defined by the fact that they grew up with a widespread usage of technology from a very young age. Laptops, software, apps and digital devices have granted them powerful tools to access nearly the entire bank of human knowledge. However, it is important to understand this generation is not solely digital, as studies have found handwriting and analog tools remain important elements of communication when it comes to learning. According to a recent study commissioned by the Post-it Brand, 85 percent of Gen Z students feel they learn best when they use both digital and non-digital tools for schoolwork. The study underlines how this group lives in a “phigital” world, a term coined by David Stillman, who is an author, speaker and expert on Gen Z. That is, physical and digital. He finds “Gen Z students are adept and fluent with

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technology, yet they still value and see the benefits of nondigital practices such as writing things down with pen and paper and especially communicating face-to-face.” His son, Jonah Stillman, a 17-year old high school student who writes and speaks about Gen Z, agrees, “I can’t imagine life without technology, as I use it throughout the day, even at school. However, when I’m studying for that big test or trying to remember something from class, I find it helps to actually write things down.” By understanding how Gen Z students think, communicate and learn best, parents can set them up for success as they head back to school. Harness the Strengths of both Digital and Analog Study Tools According to the same study from the brand, 61 percent of respondents use both digital devices and handwritten notes when it comes to school work. In fact, 81 percent stated that they would feel restricted if they could only work on digital devices. Before the start of the school year, talk to your student about their needs and find digital and non-digital tools that complement one another. Perhaps they would prefer to open a textbook and flag key points to remember rather than download the e-book on their tablet. On the other hand, they may prefer an e-book but learn best when they can jot down key facts on paper. Equip students with the supplies they need to study efficiently. Find a Note-Taking Solution That Works Handwritten notes helped 93 percent of students keep up with schoolwork in a typical week. Whether they prefer to type lecture notes or write them out longhand, students will better recall and retain important information when they extract key details from a dense outline of notes. Therefore, as students review their notes, they should jot down facts and reminders on Post-it Super Sticky Notes. Not only does the act of writing enhance retention,

but the notes can stick and restick to organize ideas in a notebook or on a desk, as well as be used as flash cards. “Using sticky notes is ideal as it taps into exactly how Gen Z has been trained to communicate,” says David Stillman. “From social media posts to texts, they typically write in sound bites. Giving them a full sheet of paper would feel more out of place, if not overwhelming.” Remember How Gen Z Interacts and Communicates with Others While Gen Z has spent years texting and tweeting, electronic communication is not the only medium. In fact, 84 percent of Gen Z said they prefer face-to-face communication, according a study called “Gen Z @ Work,” conducted by Gen Z Guru and the Institute for Corporate Productivity. An in-person meeting works well for these students. Therefore, consider setting up a weekly after-school session to touch base with a teacher, or review lessons with a tutor or peer. Understand There is a Time and Place for Digital Devices, But Balance is Key Some students may be distracted in classrooms by the temptation to text friends and browse social media, while other students find digital devices are helpful for tasks like researching information for a report or reading current events. Evaluate your student and whether smart phones, tablets and laptops are being used for education-related purposes. Reach Your Goal You’re 42 percent more likely to get something done if you write it down, according to research from the Dominican University of California. Post-it Brand is encouraging people nationwide, especially students, to write down their goals, dreams and aspirations as a way to #makeitstick and reach achievement in the new school year. l FLUENTIAL 59


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SCHOOL SUPPLIES HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS STYLISH. SURE, YOU SHOULD STOCK UP ON CLASSIC HIGHLIGHTERS AND YELLOW PENCILS, BUT WHY STOP THERE? WHY NOT REACH FOR A BINDER WITH AN ELEGANT ROSE-FOIL DESIGN OR A ZIPPER POUCH WITH A SASSY SLOGAN? WILL THESE EXPRESSIVE TOUCHES MAKE YOUR KID STUDY HARDER? THEY CAN’T HURT, ESPECIALLY IF IT MAKES THEM EVEN A TEENSY BIT EXCITED TO HIT THE BOOKS AND STAY ORGANIZED. HERE IS A ROUNDUP OF SOME OF THE YEAR’S HOTTEST TRENDS FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES. 60

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Precious Metals and Metallic Accents Who says the pocket calculator has to be a style buster? The Maze Calculator is dressed up with glitter for an instant accessory. Look for fun accents, such as metallic pencils and pens. Better Binders are stimulating with holographic patterns. Even backpacks, lunch bags and zipper pouches refuse to be anything but fabulous, as seen in a line that comes in metallic silver by designer Cynthia Rowley (find her line of school and office products exclusively at Staples).

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Tropical Themes This year’s hot tropical look is popping up all over back-to-school essentials. Toucans, pineapples and palm trees can be found on notebooks and backpacks, bringing some fun into the classroom. A collection of “beach umbrella” pencils in hues of orange, purple, blue and yellow from Ticonderoga are a great accent to brighten up your student’s day.

Bohemian Vibe Bold, intricate prints adorn Mead notebooks and Carolina Pad binders, evoking a romantic, free-spirited, hippie-chic fashion sense. Expressive sayings about traveling the world are found on Gartner Studios notebooks, taking students out of the classroom and on their own personal adventure.


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Fun with LOL Cats “Cat selfies� and feline-themed vintage movie posters play up the laughs on C.R. Gibson 1-subject and composition notebooks. But if cute and cuddly is what your child likes, there is plenty of that as well. Spiral notebooks from Carolina Pad feature cute, graphic prints of large-eyed pandas, foxes and hedgehogs.

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SLEEP BETTER DURING BACK-TO-SCHOOL TRANSITIONS

EARLY MORNINGS, NEW EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND LOADS OF HOMEWORK BACK-TO-SCHOOL IS A BIG TRANSITION FOR KIDS. WITH THE FOCUS ON CHILDREN’S SUCCESS, THERE’S ONE FAMILY MEMBER WHO ALWAYS SACRIFICES HER WELL-BEING TO ENSURE DAYS RUN SMOOTHLY: MOM.

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he lies in bed at night planning the next day. She gets up earlier than the kids to prepare meals. She selflessly packs her schedule to meet family obligations,” says Shannon Wright, Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences and wellness expert for Natrol. Wright says this do-it-all attitude is admirable, but the effects mean moms are losing the important sleep they need to feel their best and stay healthy.

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“Adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night that includes all sleep stages in order to feel well rested,” Wright says. “One out of three Americans doesn’t get enough sleep and women are two times more likely to have difficulty falling and staying asleep.”


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A good night’s rest includes four different sleep stages with 90-minute phases of alternating non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. To help moms everywhere reach all stages and sleep better during the hectic back-to-school season and all year long, Wright recommends following these tips and tricks: Adopt a Sleep Routine A consistent sleep-wake schedule isn’t just good for your kids; it’s good for you, too. This supports your body’s natural circadian rhythms that occur with the day-night transition. This also supports the release of melatonin, the body’s naturally produced hormone that signals the body to sleep soundly.

Create a Sleep Oasis The bedroom environment should be conducive to sleep and that goes beyond the bed. A cool, dark, noise-free bedroom helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer. If you have noise or light challenges, consider blackout shades, face masks, ear plugs and white noise machines. Avoid Late Evening Screen Time The kids are finally in bed and moms everywhere have a few moments to themselves. Catching up on email, watching TV shows and perusing your smartphone can kill sleep potential if you do it within an hour of bedtime. Essentially, the LED lights make your brain believe it’s day and therefore prohibit melatonin release. Exercise Daily There is a lot of research that connects quality sleep to exercise, so even if you’re tired, try to move and groove your body every day. Walk the field perimeter at the kids’ soccer practice, join the kids on the playground or pop in that yoga DVD to start your morning out with a good stretch. Be Proactive About Tomorrow Enjoy a smoother morning and fewer worries while you’re lying in bed by getting things done the night before. For example, make lunches, pack backpacks, shower and lay out clothes for the next day in the evening. You’ll have fewer to-do’s in the morning and you can sleep in a little later. Take Sleep-Supportive Supplements Stress, along with other things like age, diet and lifestyle can affect our bodies’ production of melatonin. Taking a melatonin supplement can help. Try Natrol, a 100% drug-free melatonin supplement that is nonhabit forming. The fast-dissolve tablets help moms fall asleep faster, stay asleep and wake up refreshed to tackle another busy day. “These tips may be simple, but they are extremely effective. Remember, with a good night’s rest it’s a whole lot easier to be Super Mom,” Wright says. l SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2016

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hile college students usually don’t have a lot of belongings that need to be moved, the process can be exhausting and overwhelming, especially if they’re moving across the country. Rather than relying on guesswork, take some tips from the moving experts at Penske Truck Rental:

Condense and Store College apartments are small and dorm rooms are even smaller. Leave nonessentials at home and

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pack only what you’ll use on a regular basis. Photo albums, fine jewelry and fragile knickknacks will be safer there anyway. As for what you’ll need, colleges typically provide a checklist of essential items that can be used as a guide. Be Prepared Start packing early and create a running list of items you need to bring but are unable to pack until it’s time to leave. Get sturdy boxes in a variety of sizes


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ACROSS THE COUNTRY THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS ARE PACKING UP THEIR CHILDHOOD ROOMS AND HEADING OFF TO A NEW ADVENTURE AT COLLEGE. THE TRANSITION IS EQUAL PARTS EXCITING AND NERVE-WRACKING. THE MOVE ITSELF, HOWEVER, SHOULDN’T CAUSE UNNEEDED STRESS. plus bubble wrap to protect your fragile items. You’ll also need packing tape and bold markers for labeling and securing boxes. Moving blankets and hand trucks will make the process easier. Mark and Group Label the outside of boxes as you pack and add a generalized list of what’s inside for easy reference upon arrival. Remember to label the box with both your name and a symbol that will help you recognize what’s yours. When thousands of students are moving at once, this simple trick can cut confusion quickly.

Drive Safe When driving, remember trucks are taller, wider and require more stopping distance than a standard vehicle. Use caution particularly when the truck is packed full. Watch out for low-hanging tree branches and building overhangs, and use extra caution when turning. Stay Secure To protect your belongings, park in well-lit areas and padlock the rear door, especially if stopping for the night. If possible, back the truck up tight against a building wall to prevent access to the storage area. Unfortunately, thieves take advantage of students on the hectic moving days leading up to the start of the academic year. Keep a Document Bag Keep important documents like registration information and dorm confirmations in a bag in the car with you for easy access. This should also include credit cards, your driver’s license and any other essentials. For more college moving tips, visit www.PenskeTruckRental.com. l

Plan Ahead When renting a moving truck, reserve it at least two weeks in advance. Because summer and fall are popular times for moves, delaying could leave you without available transportation. Most college students find the 12- or 16-foot truck perfect for moving a few large items or the contents of a small apartment. For guidance with truck selection, visit www.PenskeTruckRental.com. SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2016

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ast year, college campuses across the country had 2.1 million recent high school graduates walk through their doors - a number that will likely be matched in 2016. But a freshly printed campus ID isn’t the only plastic eager students will carry this fall. A recent survey commissioned by USAA found that as parents send their children to college, most make sure their kids pack at least one credit card in their wallets. Parents cite a number of reasons why their child has a credit card. Most overwhelmingly, the primary reasons are the ability to build credit history and convenience.

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However, one-third of parents surveyed say their children will not have a credit card in college. JJ Montanaro, a certified financial planner with USAA, encourages parents to reconsider if they feel credit cards might be unnecessary.

“College is a place to learn - whether it’s academics or life lessons,” he says. “Building a credit history and understanding of how to manage credit should be a part of the overall college experience.” Montanaro offers parents this syllabus for helping their college students make the grade in Credit Cards 101:


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Communicate Expectations Surprisingly, parents say they are just as likely to discuss budget management as they are academic priorities with their college-bound child (both 82 percent). This is great news, but Montanaro encourages parents to lay a good financial foundation well before their kids are headed off for higher education. Before college, parents should teach their children the basics of setting a budget and following it.

students to build a positive credit history in order to purchase a car or rent an apartment once out of school. Longer term, they can carry positive credit management habits with them throughout their lifetimes. Montanaro sums it all up, “Allowing your kids to dip their toes into the world of credit cards while you’re able to closely monitor the situation provides an opportunity to learn and the freedom to fail without big stakes.” l

Select the Right Card Since the 2009 CARD Act, it is more challenging for students to get a credit card without mom and dad’s help. Parents report that nearly 50 percent of college credit card holders are authorized users on their account or using a card they have co-signed for. “It’s a great idea for the student to have a card to which the parent has access and visibility,” says Montanaro. “Keeping a clear line of sight into how the card is used and paid each month allows parents to help young adults learn from their mistakes and create successful money and credit management habits.” For students who still need training wheels, a secured credit card can be a good option. When they apply for one of USAA’s secured cards, they’ll also open a USAA Bank two-year variable rate Certificate of Deposit (CD), which allows them to earn interest while helping to build a positive credit history. Master the Fundamentals While there are many benefits of having a credit card in college, irresponsible use can have lasting consequences. Montanaro suggests using a credit card for recurring charges, like cell phone or internet service, as a safe way for students to build credit. Once they are ready to charge a wider array of expenses, both parents and children must abide by the most important rule: Pay off the card in full each month. Learning to responsibly use credit cards while in college can have many benefits. In the short term, it allows SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2016

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MEN DON’T HAVE THE BEST TRACK RECORD WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING CARE OF THEMSELVES. IT’S SAFE TO SAY WE ALL KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS JUST PLAIN STUBBORN ABOUT GOING TO THE DOCTOR. EVEN IF THEY EXHIBIT CLEAR SYMPTOMS THAT SHOULD BE CHECKED OUT, SAY WHEEZING, CHRONIC FATIGUE OR WORSE, IT CAN BE A CHALLENGE TO GET THEM TO SEEK MEDICAL HELP.

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physician. “They are getting physical exams, increasing their exercise activity, and getting their health care from their regular doctor.” With this encouraging news, it’s important to remember that men’s health is still a big concern. By keeping the following three points in mind,

you can help yourself, or a loved one, lead a longer and healthier life. Health Care is Preventive, Too. It’s a common misconception you go to the doctor only when you’re sick or not feeling well. So, what’s the most common barrier that prevents men from seeing a doctor? Answer: themselves. According to a 2016 survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the AAFP, 31 percent of men wait until they feel extremely sick before seeing a doctor, and 21 percent say they have no reason to go to a doctor when feeling healthy. As Filer says, “Not feeling sick is not necessarily the same as being healthy.” Early detection and preventive care are two of the most important ways to maintain health and prevent potential health concerns from becoming major problems. Step Away From the Screen Though more men exercise in 2016 than they did in the AAFP’s 2007 survey (80 percent vs. 74 percent), many men still spend a considerable amount of time looking at screens. In the 2016 online survey of 916 men across the country, the AAFP found that men spend, on average, about 20 hours each week working at a computer and 19 hours in front of a television.

While it’s nearly impossible to avoid screens in this day and age, men should be motivated to take on more physical and active hobbies that can reduce stress and improve their physical health. Develop a Relationship with a Family Physician An important step men can take to ensure they receive regular checkups and preventive care is to regularly visit a family physician. Nearly eight in 10 men (79 percent) have a regular doctor or health care professional they see when they are sick or want medical advice, however, a family physician not only treats the whole person, but the whole family. This is because an individual’s health should be a concern for the entire family. The value of a family physician is that they perform routine checkups, immunizations and screenings. They can also treat chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis and depression. “If more men develop ongoing relationships with their family physician, their perception of good health is more likely to become reality,” said Dr. Filer. To learn more about men’s health, visit www.familydoctor.org. To learn more about the 2007 & 2016 surveys, visit www.aafp. org/menshealth. l

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WHEN SHOULD YOU SEEK PSYCHIATRIC CARE? THE OBVIOUS ANSWER? WHEN THERE’S A PROBLEM. OKAY, BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WELL, THINK OF IT THIS WAY; IF YOU HAD A SORE THROAT WOULD YOU GO TO YOUR DOCTOR?

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It would probably depend on how bad it was and if it was causing any problems. So if you’re feeling down, is that depression or just a normal reaction to life’s stresses? Again, that depends on how much it affects you, or could affect you if it continues or worsens. How Should You Choose a Psychiatrist? Just like choosing a primary care physician (PCP), choosing a psychiatrist can seem a bit daunting. One of the most important factors in

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kWRITTEN BY LOUIS TAYLOR, DO benefitting from treatment is having a good rapport with your physician but how can you accomplish this if you haven’t met yet? Well, I’d ask around and also check out online reviews but realize usually the only people who fill out reviews are either very happy or very unhappy (and how do you know if their comments are justified or not?). Psychiatrists are physicians, and some (like myself) offer both therapy and medication management services which can be great for those who like “one stop shopping”. Again, the important thing is that intangible feeling of trust, so if you already have a therapist with whom you have a great rapport, stay with that individual for therapy, and (if further treatment is warranted) seek out a psychiatrist for the medication aspects. If you are looking for some type of legal opinion (such as child custody or divorce), you should seek out a forensic psychiatrist.


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Why on Earth Would Someone Not Seek Help? Unfortunately, there are many reasons why some very intelligent and insightful individuals and their families resist seeking help until a situation has become dire: shame, fear, denial, guilt. I frequently hear new adult clients say they are disappointed in themselves because they thought they “should’ve been able to get (themselves) out of it”, but couldn’t; the reality is sometimes a psychiatric problem is out of one’s control, no matter how intelligent and insightful you are. From parents, denial can delay seeking help, but once seen, a frequent theme I hear is “guilt” due to a fear that somehow they are to blame for their child’s issues. What are the Warning Signs? As a general rule, anything that is problematic (sound familiar?). Of course, children and teenagers will appropriately go through developmental phases of testing boundaries and changing ideologies, but my advice for anyone is “trust your instincts”; if you are worried about someone (or yourself ), get an evaluation. A psychiatrist (or other mental health professional) should be able to let you know if there’s anything to worry about or not. ALWAYS seek immediate help for: Suicidal thoughts or actions. Homicidal thoughts or actions. (hurting/killing others) Violent behaviors.

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If several of the following are occurring, a serious condition may be developing: Recent social withdrawal and loss of interest in others. Loss of motivation or desire to participate in any activity, or decreased personal hygiene. An unusual drop in functioning, especially at school or work (such as quitting sports, decreasing academic performance, or difficulty fulfilling routine obligations).

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Onset of problems with concentration, memory, or logical thought. A vague feeling of being disconnected from oneself or one’s surroundings; a sense of unreality. Uncharacteristic, peculiar behaviors. Unusual or exaggerated beliefs about personal abilities to understand meaning (of others or events) or to influence events; illogical or “magical” thinking typical of childhood (in an adult). Growing paranoia / fear of others or other irrational beliefs. Dramatic sleep and / or appetite changes. Rapid or dramatic shifts in feelings or “mood swings”.

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Individually, these symptoms might not predict a mental illness, but if

multiple symptoms occur or if any of them are causing problems, it may be a good idea to be evaluated. When to Start Treatment As early as possible. Many psychiatric conditions develop gradually, and over a decade of research has shown early intervention can often prevent serious outcomes (for example, a first psychotic episode or hospitalization). Major mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder rarely appear “out of the blue”. Usually, family, friends, teachers, or individuals themselves notice something is wrong, long before it becomes a serious problem. What Kind of Treatment? There’s no “one size fits all” and your psychiatrist (or other mental health professional) should explain the options. New clients frequently come to me for initial evaluations, not because of any major mental health disorder per-se, but because they are going through difficult situations and want an objective opinion. If therapy is recommended, make sure to establish therapy goals at the start of treatment. If medication is recommended, I start with the optimistic goal of it being temporary but with the realistic understanding sometimes long-term treatment is warranted. I believe the goal of treatment should be (assuming stability) therapy and medication management are eventually no longer needed. l

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FOR THAT IF YOU’VE EVER STOOD IN THE PRODUCE AISLE AND WONDERED WHAT APPLE TO SELECT AMONG THE MANY VARIETIES AVAILABLE, YOU’RE NOT ALONE. APPLE VARIETIES CAN DIFFER GREATLY WHEN IT COMES TO TASTE, TEXTURE, COOKING AND STORAGE PROPERTIES, MAKING IT IMPORTANT TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE TO GET THE BEST RESULTS FOR YOUR RECIPE OR PAIRING.

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t appleforthat.com, visitors can type in what they plan to cook – from broad categories such as salads, smoothies and snacks, down to specific recipes, such as pink applesauce, fritters, candy-coated snacks and more. The website provides information on the perfect apple to use plus suggests recipes and further information – like tips, health benefits and insights on storage and cooking – helping make the decision easy, no matter what you’re making. Using the right apple can make or break your recipe. For example, some of the best baking apples are Granny Smith and Pink Lady because these apples hold up particularly well under high heat, retaining a firmer texture. Using a good baking apple is what brings that delicious, subtle crunch to pie and other pastry delights, versus a mushy filling. The special Pinata apple by Stemilt Growers is particularly well suited for baking, as it holds up to heat and boasts classic apple flavor with a tropical twist. For everyday fruit platters, snacks and appetizers featuring fresh, sliced or chopped apples, Honeycrisp is

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a fantastic option because of its incredible fracturing crunch and a refreshing sweetness similar to fresh apple cider. For whipping up a classic chicken salad, try Fuji or Golden Delicious apples, which are among the sweetest around – the extra sweetness contrasts with the savory ingredients for a more complex flavor. These apples are also ideal for applesauce due to their soft textures. For more heart-healthy recipes loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber, such as this easy, two-minute version of a traditional apple tart, which uses Pink Lady apples, visit appleforthat.com. l

Apple Tart Two-Minute Prep time: 2 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Servings: 8 - 1 refrigerated ready-to-use pie crust - 1 pound apples, cored and sliced - 2 tablespoons cold butter - 1/4 cup granulated sugar - 1 teaspoon cinnamon Heat oven to 425 F. Remove pie crust from refrigerator and warm to room temperature, about 15-20 minutes. Unroll crust and place it on large baking sheet. Arrange sliced apples on crust, leaving about two inches of space around edge. Chop cold butter into small bits and scatter over apples. Mix sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over apples. Fold two-inch section of open pie crust over apples – this will not cover apples, but contain them inside crust. Bake 20-25 minutes until crust is golden brown and apples are just soft.

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SAFE, EFFECTIVE OPTIONS

TO TREAT PAIN

AMERICA IS IN THE MIDST OF AN OPIOID EPIDEMIC. SALES OF PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS HAVE NEARLY QUADRUPLED SINCE 1999. ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, IN 2012 ALONE ENOUGH OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS WERE WRITTEN FOR “EVERY AMERICAN ADULT TO HAVE THEIR OWN BOTTLE OF PILLS.”

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rescription opioids – medications that reduce pain by interrupting pain signals to the brain – only mask the sensation of pain and they come with side effects including depression, overdose and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping opioid use. Pain relief doesn’t have to come in a bottle, however. Physical therapists can provide a safe, drug-free alternative for treating pain.


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When to Choose Physical Therapy In March 2016, the CDC released guidelines urging prescribers to rely less on opioids in favor of nondrug alternatives. The guidelines recognize that prescription opioids are appropriate in certain cases, including cancer treatment, palliative care and end-of-life care, but for most long-term pain management non-opioid approaches are recommended. The American Physical Therapy Association, through its national #ChoosePT campaign, is reminding patients that they have the right to choose their method of pain treatment. Physical therapists treat pain through movement and patients get to play an active role in their recovery. Based on the CDC guidelines, patients should choose nonopioid alternatives, such as physical therapy, when: The risks of opioid use outweigh the rewards. “Experts agreed that opioids should not be considered first-line or routine therapy for chronic pain,” according to the CDC. “Given the substantial evidence gaps on opioids, uncertain benefits of long-term use and potential for serious harm, patient education and discussion before starting opioid therapy are critical so that patient preferences and values can be understood and used to inform clinical decisions.”

opioids “should be combined” with non-opioid therapies, such as physical therapy. Clinicians should continue opioid therapy only if there is “meaningful improvement in pain and function that outweighs risks to patient safety.”

Physical therapists can play a valuable role in the patient education process, including setting realistic expectations for recovery with or without opioids. As the guidelines note, even in cases when evidence on the long-term benefits of non-opioid therapies is limited, “risks are much lower” with non-opioid treatment plans. Pain or function problems are related to low-back pain, hip or knee osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia. The CDC cited “high-quality evidence” supporting exercise as part of a physical therapy treatment plan for those familiar conditions. Opioids are prescribed for pain. Even in situations when opioids are prescribed, the CDC recommends that patients should receive “the lowest effective dosage” and

Pain lasts 90 days. At this point, the pain is considered “chronic” and the risks for continued opioid use increase. An estimated 116 million Americans are living with chronic pain, but the danger of masking pain with prescription opioids is clear. More than 165,000 people in the United States have died from opioid pain medication-related overdoses since 1999, and every day more than 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids. If you or a loved one needs help managing pain, talk with your health care provider about safe alternatives to opioids. Additional information on the #ChoosePT campaign, including a pain self-assessment that patients can use to facilitate conversations about their care, is available at MoveForwardPT.com/ ChoosePT. l

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NEW STUDY REVEALS AMERICA’S LAUNDRY WHETHER YOU LEARNED IT FROM YOUR MOM OR THROUGH TRIAL AND ERROR DURING YOUR FIRST YEAR IN COLLEGE, EVERYONE HAS DEVELOPED LAUNDRY HABITS THAT THEY’D BE HARD-PRESSED TO BREAK.

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ut how are Americans doing laundry, and are the habits aligned with what cleaning experts recommends. To find out, Maytag partnered with Omnibus Research to survey Americans to uncover some interesting stats around how we approach laundry day.

All Stained Created Equal? More than one-third (35 percent) of Americans say they treat all stains the same, and 42 percent of millennials are guilty of this. In reality, makeup stains, for example, should be treated very differently than grass or mustard stains, so

HABITS check out this Stain Assist tool for specific instructions. On Switching Loads: Two-thirds of Americans wait to switch to their load to the dryer after the washing cycle finishes. This is why Maytag’s new front load washer features the Fresh Hold® option, which keeps clean clothes smelling fresh in the washer with an internal fan and intermittent tumbling that circulate air through clothes for up to 12 hours after the wash cycle ends. Americans are Going Overboard with the Suds: One-in-four Americans believe that more suds makes for cleaner clothes, but the opposite is actually true - experts say excess suds actually hold onto soils and redeposit them on your laundry. However, those with Maytag’s new front load washer can rely on the Optimal Dose Dispenser, which adds the right amount of detergent when it’s needed. Everyone has their own idea of how to tackle laundry day, but clearly there are a few improvements we can all make. l

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FIND FUN, FRESH WAYS TO USE YOUR CHERISHED

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SOMETIMES COLLECTING ALL THE PIECES TO YOUR CHERISHED WEDDING CHINA MAY TAKE MORE TIME THAN YOU THINK. IT TOOK JILL ROGERS FOUR DECADES.

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fter 44 years of marriage, I got the soup bowls I wanted; Mama would be so proud to know I finally have exactly what she wanted for me,” says Rogers. “My mother started this pattern for me in high school, buying pieces from the area grocery store. The fact she started it was so sweet and special.”

Use contemporary patterns to update cherished favorites like Willow Blue.

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Over the years, Rogers actually forgot the name of her pattern. That’s when she turned to dinnerware giant, Replacements, Ltd. The company’s research team not only identified Rogers’ vintage pattern through Replacements’ free pattern identification service, they even had the pieces she needed to complete her set.


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“I collected pieces here and there through the years but never had more than six place settings,” adds Rogers. “We use it for special family occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries, and sometimes we take our special china out just for us.” Replacements’ designer, Julie Robbins, hears similar stories from baby boomers like Rogers, who after years of collecting finally completed their patterns. However, as families mature and styles evolve, boomers are increasingly asking Robbins for fun ways to refresh their treasured patterns. “They love their wedding china and are attached to it because it means so much to them, but they want to freshen it up and give their dinnerware a more current look and feel,” says Robbins. “It’s really easy to stay true to tradition, yet transform your table by adding a splash of color or different medium. Mixing and matching patterns continues to be a huge trend in tabletop, transcending all ages, from millennials to boomers.” So, how do you go about creating a look that makes you want to take your vintage china out of storage and use it every day? Start by looking for complementing patterns that fit your lifestyle.

Build around a treasured pattern to create a refreshed look.

“You might start with a piece you use on a regular basis, such as a salad plate, then build around that piece by adding patterns that pull out a color, shape or feeling that accentuates the current pattern you already own,” adds Robbins. And who says your dinnerware is just for eating? Find fun ways to use it around your home.

“Think outside the dining room,” says Robbins. “I inherited a set that I love but didn’t fit my entertaining style, so I took the tea cups and now use them for notions in my sewing room. You could also use cups to hold doodads in any room of your house, while tureens and teapots make wonderful flower vases. I find bathrooms and powder rooms are great places to use old china because those rooms are often under-decorated and very antiseptic. Using old, pretty serving pieces, such as an oval vegetable or sugar bowl to hold soap or flowers, helps make those rooms warmer and more inviting.” Looking for more ideas or would like help with design dilemmas? Simply contact the company’s creative team through Replacements’ Facebook page. l

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CHECKING EMAIL OR FLIPPING THROUGH CHANNELS INSTEAD OF SLEEPING? PLAYING VIDEO GAMES OR BROWSING SOCIAL MEDIA IN BED? IF YOU WANT TO CATCH SOME QUALITY ZZZS, YOU SHOULD PUT DOWN THAT SMARTPHONE. 84

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he National Sleep Foundation reports nearly 90 percent of adults sleep with at least one electronic device in their bedroom. However, staring at a screen after 9 p.m. can zap your body of energy, turning you into a zombie the next day. To get a good night’s rest, consider shutting off all electronics before climbing into bed. How Electronics Affect Your Sleep Your body functions on a 24hour internal clock. This clock is influenced by your physical


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environment and daily schedule. Using electronic devices around bedtime can throw off your body clock and negatively affect your quality of sleep. Light and darkness affect your body clock. Staring at the blue glow of electronic devices – computers, tablets, televisions, gaming systems and/or smartphones – before bedtime can trick your body into thinking it’s still daytime. The artificial light sends messages to the brain to wake up and activates the body. This, in turn, can reset your body clock, delaying your normal sleep cycle. Studies show that staring at bright screens within four hours of bedtime reduces melatonin, a hormone that makes you naturally tired when it’s time to sleep. This can cause difficulty when trying to fall asleep, poor quality of sleep or sleep disorders, such as insomnia. In the long run, problems sleeping at night can impact you during the day. Lack of proper sleep can lead to impaired focus at work, trouble remembering, fatigue, stress and even weight gain. Get Off the Grid It is important to get seven – nine hours of quality sleep each night. To get a better night’s sleep, experts recommend: Spending at least 30 minutes technology-free before you climb into bed. Reading a book or magazine in bed instead of using an electronic device.

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Making the bedroom a technology-free zone (i.e., no smartphones, tablets, laptops, TV, etc.). Using your bed for sleep only – this habit will create a connection in your mind between your bed and sleep.

Putting caps over electrical outlets in the bedroom to discourage plugging in electronics to recharge. If your smartphone is your alarm clock, set your phone to sleep mode (do not disturb function) so all calls and texts will be silenced unless it’s an emergency. Be sure to put your phone face down on the nightstand so incoming messages don’t wake you up. Power down tonight and don’t let your technology keep you from a good night’s rest. Find more resources to help you get a better night’s rest from Guard Your Health, a health education campaign by the Army National Guard, at guardyourhealth.com. Night Time Stimulants to Avoid While using electronic devices is one night time distraction, here are some other common things to avoid getting a good night’s rest: Animals. Do not let your pets snuggle with you at night as they typically function on a different cycle than humans. Alcohol. While it initially makes you drowsy, alcohol leaving the bloodstream wakes the body, interrupting your sleep cycle. Vitamins and supplements. Like alcohol, taking a vitamin or supplement too close to bedtime can wake you up later – even if they knock you out initially. Caffeine and sugar. Drinking coffee, soda or other sugary beverages should be avoided within four hours of bedtime; otherwise you may be too wired to sleep. l

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Interactive table kiosks. This trend started with tableside games for simple entertainment while you waited for your order, but quickly evolved into much more. Now, not only can you pass the time playing games solo or with table mates, you can peruse the menu, place orders and pay your bill all on your own schedule.

rom ordering to entertaining to rewarding, these resources make it simple to enjoy visiting your favorite eateries. With technology transforming nearly every other aspect of life, it should come as no surprise that mobile and electronic tools, such as Outback Steakhouse’s new mobile app, are fast-growing restaurant trends. Other enhancements make it faster and more entertaining to dine away from home. To make the most of your next meal out, find out which of the following services your favorite restaurants is offering: Mobile apps. You use your smartphone for everything else, so why not at your favorite restaurant? Mobile apps give customers more control over their dining experience, allowing them to choose how and when they want to pay the bill, receive exclusive offers, join the wait list and check in. Using the new Outback Steakhouse mobile app, you can peruse the menu ahead of time and when the meal is done, there’s no need to wait for the bill; you can pay right from your phone, split the check, add a tip and even securely store payment details for future visits. To learn more, visit outback.com/app.

Some restaurants even allow you to view the current wait times and join the list on their websites. Online ordering. When restaurants first began offering carry out menus, you had to physically go to the restaurant, place your order and wait while it was prepared. Today, you can either call your order in or with a few clicks, place your order online and have it delivered or ready for carry out at the time you choose. Some restaurants even allow you to save favorite orders for future use.

Rewards programs. Whether you’re earning stamps or swiping a card, rewards programs can pay big for frequent customers. Basic approaches involve a punch or stamp card that accumulates toward a free menu item. More sophisticated programs let guests earn points toward free or discounted meals, offer exclusive discounts and engage patrons in special promotions. The Bloomin’ Brands’ Dine Rewards program, coming this summer, will allow customers to earn up to 50 percent off their fourth visit to any one of its restaurants, including Outback Steakhouse. Through technology, restaurant service has evolved into an uberpersonal affair. Interacting with the special features available through your favorite restaurants lets you customize nearly every aspect of your culinary experience. l

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APPLE TV The future of television is here.

ROOMBA® 880 VACUUMING ROBOT Your Partner for a Cleaner Home ~ How often is there too much to do and not enough time to do it? But imagine having an extra hand to help you keep up with daily cleaning and get more done every day. Designed with you and your unique home in mind, we’re here to help. You and iRobot. Better Together.

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3RD GENERATION NEST LEARNING THERMOSTAT Programs itself. Then pays for itself. ~ Meet the 3rd gen Nest Learning Thermostat. It’s slimmer and sleeker with a bigger, sharper display. And it saves energy. That’s the most beautiful part.

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Tucked strategically in downtown Austin, Palazzo Lavaca (www.palazzolavaca.com) has become a hub for the community to gather and celebrate. In 1890’s, Palazzo Lavaca was a thriving fire station. After extensive travel to Europe (in particular Venice, Italy) the former fire station was transformed into a luxury event space in 2008 by owner Giselle Koy; with beautiful ebony long leaf pine floors, a round marble lobby table, Fortuny wallpaper, theatrical velvet drapes, coffered ceilings, a gold leafed ballroom, and a massive chandelier reclaimed from the The Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Palazzo Lavaca combines old-world luxury and a touch of modern glamour.

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RIFLE+RADFORD Amethyst Geode Cocktail (USD $155.00) www.rifleandradford.com Sparkling purple amethyst geode gemstone. One-of-a-kind, unique, rare in shape, and color with high quality 18K gold electroplated setting. La Reina Portfolio Clutch/ Valentina Collection. The colorful embroidery and black quilted fabric are designed with star quality in mind. Use the portfolio clutch to stash your tablet and small notebooks, or just as a haute punch to your look. (USD 125.00) www.consuelastyle.com

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Nothing says “rock star” and “chic” at the same time like the fringe leather rocker jacket from Kiki Nass (USD $398.00) www.kikinass.com

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KS Eden Rope Chain Gold Earrings by Hawkins-Bucklew (USD $52.88) www.hawkinsbucklew.com A staple item for the fall to go with everything! Matte satin finish, lead-free gold plated chain. The length and movement of these earrings help dress up any look. If you’re feeling bold, pair these earrings with a bright colored outfit.


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Salvatore Ferragamo calfskin leather belt. Rose gold double Gancini buckle. Made in Italy. Double Gancini Leather Belt, Black (USD $420.00) www.neimanmarcus.com

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Let’s not forget a gentlemen’s best aristocratic jewelry bauble, cufflinks! David Donahue Diagonal Stripe Cuff Links (USD $195.00) www.norstrom.com

Brackish Bowties “Hugo” bowtie: Natural peacock feathers from India. Black with eye feathers showing green, deep violet, and gold hues. Made in USA of imported materials. Hugo Peacock-Feather Bow Tie, Green (USD $195.00) www.neimanmarcus.com

Santiago Slip-On Loafer Ocean Blue This slip-on loafer brigs style to a new level in any setting. Bold and beautiful color provides the base for this easy to wear handcrafted Italian leather shoes. (USD $545.00) www.mandrewsluxury.com

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he area has remained a tourist hub for decades, even now attracting over 12 million visitors annually. A quick look at the weather makes it obvious why. For its part, Fort Lauderdale has a comfy mean temperature of 75 degrees, and its 23 miles of beaches receive close to 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. Wanderlust weather coupled with expansive Atlantic Ocean access has understandably made Fort Lauderdale a boating and yachting haven, housing 45,000 resident yachts— many of which a traveler can spot on the area’s various navigable waterways to include the New River that runs

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through Fort Lauderdale’s bustling downtown. In fact, the city is famously intersected by a vast network of canals, measuring 165 miles in total, lending credence to the city’s nickname of the “American Venice.” The bounty of boating aside, Fort Lauderdale is also a tourism mecca that boasts a myriad of top-tier restaurants, golf courses, malls, museums, nightclubs and, of course, lodging. One property of note just to the north of Fort Lauderdale is the Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, which has a good deal to offer relaxation-minded travelers and fun-seekers, alike. Perhaps the most distinguishing aspect of this property

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SOUTH FLORIDA, OR “SOFLA” FOR THE ENLIGHTENED, IS HOME TO MORE THAN FIVE MILLION RESIDENTS, WHICH IS UNDERSTANDABLE GIVEN THE REGION ENCOMPASSES GORGEOUS COASTAL CITIES LIKE MIAMI, FORT LAUDERDALE AND PALM BEACH. is it’s the only beachfront resort in the area that sits directly on the sand, which allows guests to easily hop back and forth between the pool and beach


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where chairs, sunscreen and other provisions are offered. In all, this resort is a particularly great option for those looking to spend a notable amount of time funning and sunning on the sand. As the resort is centrally located halfway between Palm Beach and Miami in Pompano Beach, named one of the top 10 “up-and-coming” U.S. destinations by TripAdvisor, there are many tourist-friendly attractions and activities nearby making jaunts around town a breeze. Or, stay onsite to enjoy an array of amenities, including casual and fine dining, a state-of-the-art fitness center and the SiSpa where sea-inspired treatments will reinvigorate the body and mind.

Pay a visit to McCoy’s Oceanfront, which offers a selection of seafood and American cuisine employing local, sustainable ingredients, and prepared under the direction of their Executive Chef, Eric Kaszubinski. The restaurant also has a prohibition-era flair, exemplified by drink options like the “Bootlegger” and “Repeal of 1933.” The boutique-minded nine-floor resort has 194 rooms, 25 suites and seven meeting rooms that total 8,200 square feet of gathering space. No matter which room you choose, each are equipped with a bevy of

pleasing features and amenities: air conditioning, pillow-top mattress and down comforter, cotton-rich linens and duvet, wet bar, mini-fridge, coffee maker, marble bath with hair dryer and lighted electrical mirror, Bath and Body Works toiletries, robes, a safe, inroom cable on 42-inch flat screen TV featuring premium movie channels, desk area with ergonomic chair, multiple electrical outlets and daily newspaper delivery. Technology is also abundant, including wireless high-speed internet that stretches to the sand,

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iPod dock CD stereo and two phones with speaker capability. Also, even before arrival the Marriott Mobile App makes it possible for guests to check-in in advance. It’s Good to Be the King While the hotel offers a variety of room styles each with their own specific features and views, one standout is the Oceanfront Deluxe King Executive Suite option. This non-smoking room measures 425 square feet to accommodate up to four occupants, and has sound-proof windows and sliding glass door that opens to a spacious private balcony overlooking priceless panoramic sea views. The corner room in which I stayed had a wrap-around balcony providing even more spectacular scenery, including an unencumbered view of the memorizing morning sunrise as well as the enchanting and iconic Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse built in 1907 that’s not far off in the distance. In total, there are 133 square feet of outdoor space from which to enjoy cathartic sea breezes as you sip on morning coffee and evening cocktails. This royal suite option has other appealing attributes, including separate living and sleep areas, two flat screen TVs with international cable/satellite and well-appointed bathrooms. Activities for All Pleasure seekers staying at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa not only have access to fantastic food, beverage, pool, beach, and spa service options on-location, but are also only a short distance away

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the nation, which is a peculiar hybrid activity that combines elements of surfing, skiing and wakeboarding. It’s a surefire way for adrenaline enthusiasts to get their blood pumping. Or, simply meander the Intracoastal Waterway in a water taxi from which you can marvel at the parade of mansions along the way—and pop into any of the dockfriendly dining establishments where fresh Florida seafood shines.

from throngs of other things to do— from sailboat charters to shopping to designer duds. Indeed, retail revelers can easily get to the famed Las Olas Boulevard and the Galleria mall, both prime shopping locations for those who want to see and be seen.

A Lovely Locale When asked about some of the long and short term goals for the property, its Director of Sales and Marketing, Susan Aichele-Sanders, conveyed a palpable sense of community pride. “We’re dedicated to educating visitors about the many great things that Pompano Beach has to offer as a travel destination,” she said. “While the resort is conveniently located between other more established tourist destinations like Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton, there is a true charm about Pompano Beach that should be discovered. The resort team is very proud of the city’s character and the many things that differentiate it from neighboring beach destinations.”

On the water, there are diverse ways to pass the time on a trip. In addition to leisurely cruises, sport boat excursions and a multitude of fishing options (relaxing spots and deep sea), visitors can enjoy other water activities like SCUBA diving and snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and jet skiing amid an abundance of rental companies. There’s also a nearby cable-ski course at Quiet Waters Park, the longest in

Be it business or pleasure, travelers of all stripes can certainly find something of value in scenic Pompano Beach. Accommodations-wise, the Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, through its central location, fine views, comfortable accommodations and committed staff, provides a quality respite where tourists can aptly relax, unwind and enjoy quintessential oceanside ambiance. l

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JUST SOUTH OF PALM BEACH, ALONG FLORIDA’S EASTERN COAST, LIES SCENIC DEERFIELD BEACH—A CITY WELL KNOWN FOR ITS PRISTINE AND CLEAN COASTLINE AND THE ARRAY OF RECREATIONAL WATER ACTIVITIES DELIGHTING BOTH RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS.

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ere world-class boating, fishing, diving, boarding and more are all within close range. Other nearby attractions include golf courses, polo clubs and the famous Quiet Waters Park—the 430-acre R&R zone that’s home to many campgrounds, skate parks, the “Splash Adventure” attraction and the longest cable ski course in the nation. Even as it continues to grow in popularity, Deerfield Beach is a small community—one that values privacy. Nowhere is this better exemplified, it would seem, than at the Royal Blues Hotel. This uber-boutique property sits peacefully on South Florida’s Gold Coast directly across from a white sand beach, and just a brief 5-minute (or less) walk from the area’s popular international fishing pier. With only 12

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lavishly appointed rooms overlooking drop dead gorgeous ocean views, delivering a veritable rainbow of royal blue hues out to the horizon, it exudes exclusivity. This chic art-driven hotel, owned by Hollywood producer Edward Walson and designed by famed West Palm Beach architect Jorge Garcia, is replete with state-ofthe-art features, fine art and serviceminded luxuries to deliver an intimate seaside getaway that’s second to none. A Class of Its Own Perhaps the most telling accolade is the Royal Blues Hotel is the only Relais & Châteaux-classified destination in South Florida, meaning it runs in the circle of the upscale hospitality elite. There are only about 500 similarly classed hotels in the entire world that have been granted this distinction.

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Indeed, being designated as such is an extreme honor, as it conveys the property exhibits a unique charm, inimitable personality and distinctive characteristics one would be hard pressed to find anywhere else— ultimately it is setting a standard for excellence in hospitality arts. With an unquestionable reverence for its Relais & Châteaux status, each and every member of the Royal Blue Hotel staff quite apparently strives to uphold the expectation to render the absolute greatest levels of service attainable. To that end, they certainly make a strong first impression. Mere moments after I entered the quaint art-laden lobby of this beachy hotel I was offered a complimentary glass of Champagne in the adjacent wine lounge, with its entry point


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framed in hand blown Murano glass, in presumed celebration of the memorable stay about to unfold. Throughout my visit, I was personally cared for by an expert staff willing, able and decidedly accessible to provide assistance as needed, without boundaries. “It’s a dedicated team and one that maintains the highest professional standards,” notes the incredibly affable and gracious General Manager, Scott Craver, with whom I chatted throughout my stay. “We cross-train staff throughout the property. We truly have little departmentalization, so that

anyone can craft the specialty cocktail, prepare a guest room for arrival, or support a guest request.” It’saprogressiveapproachtohospitality that is yielding favorable results, Relais & Châteaux membership aside. I left the hotel feeling utterly catered to, appreciative for the many individual staff members who provided assistance—or even just genuinely warm smiles—throughout my stay. Modern Methodology A modern and elevated approach to hospitality is not exclusive to personnel. The individual hotel

rooms, property-wide interior design, and overall architecture are extraordinarily contemporary, with above-and-beyond design elements and creature comforts. The building exterior is a vivid white apropos of a beach venue and features beautiful curves along with strong vertical lines. Huge floor-to-ceiling glass windows provide plentiful natural light and a remarkable view of the beach and ocean. Large swaths in the building’s interior seem to emulate the appearance of a high-class yacht: Italian marble on the floors (that I’m told was the inspirational material all

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else was designed around), natural wood on the walls and splashes of leather in just the right places. Other premium interior touches, from lighting and other fixtures to furnishings to original wall art and décor items, also exceeded expectations, far more reminiscent of a professionally-styled apartment than a hotel accommodation. There are several room types, each with their own unique flair. The Eastern facing “Classic Terrace Rooms,” located in the center of the building, proffer a panoramic seaside view. The “Corner Terrace Rooms” on the Northeast corner of the hotel offer a unique glimpse of the pier. The single “Classic Corner Room” is positioned on the Southeast, overlooking the ocean in that direction. Each of these rooms has a private patio area, large floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and cutting edge technology: 47-inch HD television (with sound

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bar), high-speed internet over WiFi, and digitally-controlled blackout blinds with dimming lights. All are also outfitted with a top-of-the-line Nespresso machine, plush towels, robe and slippers. For guests seeking even greater luxury, the hotel suites located on the third and fourth floor, where I stayed, proffer a litany of creature comforts. They have separate bedrooms and living spaces, a desk area, plush Kingsized bed, large pullout sofa and lounge chair and a furnished double wide patio with an expansive and unencumbered ocean view. All of the suites have the same high-tech accessories as the rooms but include the added touch of a 55-inch HD television. In the bathroom technology also abounds, with a digitally-operated shower gauge with rainfall fixture and a remote touchscreen-controlled Kohler Numi bidet—complete with auto open and close sensors, heated

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seat, water temperature and trajectory controls, fan, ambient colored lighting, music controls and other lavatoryspecific options. There is also a luxe junior penthouse suite available. Boasting an openconcept design the bedroom and living spaces flow seamlessly together, separated by a 55-inch flat screen television built on a custom-swivel that allows it to turn to face any part of the room. In addition to lovely teak wood fixtures, this sweet suite has a doublewide patio that extends the full length of the room with an unsurpassed sea view throughout. The spacious bathroom features a large soaking tub with a floor-to-ceiling glass surround that also proffers an ocean view. Guests can fog the glass for privacy, or keep it transparent to enjoy the ocean outlook.


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Cuisine du Monde Dining at the hotel takes place at Chanson Restaurant. This hip and fashionable fine dining locale showcases an ever-evolving seafoodforward menu in the style of “Cuisine du Monde”, offering what the hotel refers to as a “modern twist on worldly classics.” They source fresh seafood and seasonal organic ingredients to create a range of creative dishes that have both the warmth of a home-cooked meal and the appearance of a culinary masterpiece. For its part, wait staff service is impressive, functioning like a wellorchestrated ballet. According to Craver, Chansons “caters to guests who truly value gastronomy and personal care.” It’s worth mentioning Chanson does have an excellent array of wine to pair with meals, though with a bent toward

the lights and whites to complement its lighter, healthier fare. As there is also a full bar on-site, an extensive cocktail menu is also available.

caliber in Deerfield Beach and, in my estimation; Chanson is well on its way towards its worthy goal of becoming Michelin-rated.

Aesthetically, Chanson’s intimate interior design is bright, fresh and simple, befitting its restaurant-wide panoramic beach view. Here, every seat in the house is a great one. The focal point of the space, aside from the captivating photographic art adorning the walls, is a colorful 1,500-gallon custom saltwater aquarium that flows across the ceiling in enchanting form. Interestingly, those swimming in the pool in the deck, above, can peer into the aquarium to enjoy a submerged vantage point.

An Oceanside Enclave “Enclave” is a most appropriate descriptor for this elegant property. It’s a work of art unto itself that’s tucked away on a prime piece of oceanfront real estate smack dab in the heart of Deerfield Beach. This, coupled with the fact that the picturesque property is staffed by some of the best in the hospitality business, makes it an outstanding option for anyone seeking an intimate and indulgent escape by the sea. Given the Relais & Châteaux stated vision of fostering “a better world through cuisine and hospitality,” I would say Royal Blues Hotel is doing its fair share. l

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his is just one of many reasons San Diego has been anointed “America’s Finest City.” Indeed, even beyond famed tourist attractions like The San Diego Zoo, Sea World, LEGOLAND, Petco Park and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, the area also boasts a distinguished artistic heritage with a multiplicity of museums, music venues and performing arts theaters. This picturesque port city aptly blends world-class culture with the laid-back attitude of the beach life expected of a Southern California locale. Here, there are “no worries,” and “it’s all good.” This sensibility certainly extends to the city’s flourishing hospitality scene. One noteworthy establishment I recently visited, the TOWER23 Hotel, embraces San Diego’s duality as both a premier vacation destination and a hub for business (noting that, in 2014, Forbes ranked it one of the best cities in which to launch a startup). This three-story, 45,000 square foot urban “Neo-Modernist glass lifestyle hotel” in the Pacific Beach area has the enviable distinction of being the only luxury hotel in the area that sits right on the beach, with just the pedestrian boardwalk separating it and the sand. Also strategically positioned in the county, the exclusive city of La Jolla sits just to the north, and the bustling downtown Gaslamp District rife with

shopping, dining and nightlife is just a short drive away to the southeast. Oceanside Escapism Upon arriving at TOWER23 you can’t help but be struck by the architecture. The contemporary three-story building employs enviable aspects of modern design: bold lines, strong shapes and powerful contrasts. Even the fonts used on the building exterior (a smooth and ultra-legible sans-serif ) evoke a modern, professional feel. Once inside, it cannot be mistaken that you are a mere stone’s throw from the beach. The white-heavy walls of the lobby and hallways are awash in unfiltered natural sunlight that’s fittingly interrupted by sea blue hues, and decorative genuine coral décor abounds—all making guests feel at one with the marine milieu. This as the abundance of saltwater-fragranced air readily soothes the senses. The sleek, elements-inspired hotel features a variety of room and suite options, with many expectedly featuring their own unique, breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. The “Pads” as they are termed, are broken down in the Spirit, Sky, Serenity, and Surf subcategories. The Surf Pad—the room in which I stayed—being one with a particularly stunning direct view of the ocean and the bustling boardwalk that runs parallel. They all feature King and Queen sized beds, along with a sea of niceties: teak furnishings, TempurPedic “Serenity” beds, luxurious foam

mattresses and down bedding, Egyptian cotton linens, step-in rain showers, designer bath and spa products by H2O (of course), a premium beverage and nutrition bar and 24-hour room service. The rooms all have their own furnished, open-air private patio or balcony area, and inroom massage services are available at guest request. The Suite varieties are divided into the Sanctuary and Sweet options, both proffering upgrades. One of which is an innovative “chromatherapy” whirlpool Jacuzzi tub. These tubs have a unique functionality that simulates water falling from above, which adds to the immersive water-oriented atmosphere of the hotel at large. Suites also have spacious lounging areas, a wet bar and a view of the TOWER deck. The Sweet Suite has the option of adding a connecting Surf Pad if more space is desired. As a decidedly contemporary property, TOWER23 offers guests many high-level technological conveniences, including wall-mounted LG flat-screen HDTVs with on-demand movies, XBox entertainment centers with CD and DVD play capability, and dual-line cordless phones (with VOIP abilities). Of all the tech upgrades; however, the expansive “Wi-Fi Everywhere” service is perhaps the most notable as the hotel has gone to great lengths to ensure that guests can stay connected at all times, having extended their network’s range to cover the adjacent beach area as well.

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One of my personal favorite aspects of the hotel is the sunbathing and congregation area on the second floor, which is called the “Tower Deck.” It’s reserved for guests and invitees, and provides a prime location to gather, relax, enjoy some drinks and soak in the scenery and the sea breeze. In the evening, this comradery is enjoyed around glistening glass-laden modern fire features. Teak chaise lounges and upholstered beds are interspersed throughout, beckoning you to sit, sip and savor the moment. As with any top-tier hotel, TOWER23 has a staff clearly devoted to prompt service and guest satisfaction. No more satisfying is the on-site spa team, which offers massages, body treatments, facials and more. The other hotel employees also seem to constantly be on their game, responding to guest enquiries and fervently facilitating for the many activities San Diego has to offer. Golf, ballooning and yachting are popular diversions, but the area is probably best known for the range of fantastic water sports like kayaking, water skiing, snorkeling and, of course, surfing and paddle boarding. In fact, from each ocean view room balcony hotel guests can observe the near constant clutch of surfers hanging ten—a quintessentially Californian vista, especially as they are silhouetted at dusk against the orange, red and otherwise polychromatic backdrop of the setting sun. Sunset Sustenance No luxury hotel today would be complete without its own elevated

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in-house dining experience and, on this front, TOWER23 definitely does not disappoint. JRDN, the hotel’s 10,000 square foot indoor and outdoor fine dining destination, sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific in earshot of the waves rolling onto the proximate shore. The elegant steak and seafood house, from which to catch San Diego’s famed theatrical sunsets every day of the week, showcases unmistakably California coastal cuisine, all crafted under the expert guidance of executive chef Danilo “DJ”Tangalin. Part artist, part dedicated craftsman, Chef Tangalin draws upon his

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extensive cooking background (forged at some of the nation’s best schools and restaurants) to create memorable dishes that stand out for their superlative quality and inventiveness. It’s no surprise that JRDN has won the California Restaurant Associations “Best Hotel Restaurant” award numerous times. “Nothing can compare to the joy I have when a guest tells me that our kitchen served them the best meal of their life. Chasing that feeling drives me to choose top ingredients and to let those ingredients shine. I always try to remember that nature is the star of the dish, not the chef,” says Tangalin. There’s no shortage of things to do or see in San Diego and, when accommodations are in order, TOWER23 is a cool haven of haute hospitality—one that’s perfectly suited for any oceanoriented traveler that appreciates relaxed style and comfort with a sophisticated beach chic spin. l


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Actress / Singer / Songwriter / Producer / Musician | Los Angeles, California Who She Is: Cynthia is an ordinary person who, with God’s help, is doing extraordinary things. Her love for God and his Son provides the strength needed to face various tests and trails. Successfully overcoming obstacles, small and large, has solidified and ensured her testimonies in song of praise and thanksgiving. How She Defines Gratitude: Beating the odds of cancer in 1992, an attitude of gratitude was birthed. Cynthia’s family gives her reasons to be thankful; however, beating cancer yielded a whole new meaning to the “gift of time”. The gift of time is priceless and she uses it wisely to render praise and thanksgiving. For What Is She Most Thankful And Why: Cynthia is most thankful for the gift of life and each new day she gets to welcome the morning. Also, she is thankful for her gift of song. To her mind, her gift of song is Heaven sent and she uses each opportunity to testify to praiseworthy works. How She Is Reflected In Her Music: Because she writes 90 % of what she records, Cynthia’s music captures what she has learned during her journey through life. Thus she sings from a true, honest and transparent perspective. What Makes Her Future Bright: Cynthia says, “My future is bright because I know who holds and controls it. God promised never to withhold any good thing from me, so I live comfortably knowing, as I follow Christ, his Son, I’ll be lead continually to righteous goals. God has mapped out a plan and purpose for me and I simply want to ensure I follow it.” Knowing her time on the planet is uncertain, she wants to make sure she doesn’t waste the gift of a day. Cynthia’s philanthropy, exemplified through her charity, Cynthia’s Heart, provides deserved individuals the help needed to live more fulfilled lives. SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2016

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TURGAY YUKSEL

Director of Banquets, W Austin | Austin, Texas Who He Is: Turgay is proud to be an Austinite since 2002. He is equally proud to be from Turkey where he studied Hotel Management while in college. Having amassed over 20 years of Hospitality experience, Turgay has contributed his expertise to such major hotel brands as W Hotels, Four Seasons, Hilton and Marriott. He is the proud father of a beautiful daughter. About her Turgay says, “She has changed my life and career goals in so many positive ways since her birth five years ago. I love her so much.” What Makes A Good Leader: It’s as simple as understanding the needs, capacity and goals of each team member. Effective leaders inspire the team to strive toward the same goals by providing them the tools to do just that. An avid soccer fan, Turgay says, “Every time my favorite soccer team, Galatasaray, succeeded they didn’t win because they had the best players in the world, they succeeded because they had the best leader who made them believe doing their best is what was needed to win.” This is what Turgay does well; inspires and leads by example. He has collected a number of industry awards in recognition of jobs well done. Key Element Of A Successful Team: Turgay believes respect is the key element of a successful team. As a leader, once you build a team that respects each other, ensure the team collectively understands the vision. Providing clear expectations in an atmosphere of honesty are hallmarks of a successful team environment. Practicing these qualities have enabled Turgay and his team, in just a few years, to be recognized as the number one ranked banquet team not only in the Austin market of W Hotels, but throughout the world. How Team Work Makes The Dream Work: Typical at W Austin, leaders are entrusted with great responsibility and held accountable for work product. This is important to maintaining strong teams who, together with managers who lead by example, accomplish great things. Turgay is grateful to his team for being a strong support. The team makes it easy for him to come to work knowing he has the best job and the best team in the world. Where He Displays His Awards: Turgay says proudly, “Actually, in my heart. Winning the awards is like an “Oscar moment”, when you’re recognized for doing the right thing. I plan to these moments with my children and future generations to come.” Turgay loves microphones and spotlights and wants to be is the hero to and shine the spotlight on, his family day. SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2016 every 113 FLUENTIAL


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DAVID DICKINSON

Digital Marketing Manager, C. Blohm & Associates | Madison, Wisconsin

Who He Is: David is a problem-solver at heart and comes from a family of educators. His parents met while teaching together, and his grandfather was his superintendent. David works to identify and implement approaches in the digital space that integrate with, and propel clients’ business strategies. He believes the best work is born from a team’s strong collaboration. How He Defines Success: David’s approach is to “move the needle,” but indicates that one of the great things he can do is measure results. At CB&A, he begins by determining exactly which goals to pursue, and then monitors and adjusts campaigns to ensure optimal performance. Great communication is an essential part of his process, and one of the secrets to making it all work. Digital Forecast: David believes smartphones have dramatically altered usage patterns in the past five years, and the way people interact with the internet, and more importantly with each other, is fundamentally different today than just a few years ago. The coming revolution in virtual reality, riding the crest of widespread broadband connectivity, has the potential to shake things up. Why Education: David believes education is more than just a noble profession – its impact is difficult to overstate. Technology has the power to create new opportunities for both educators and their students. David feels privileged to work in this industry, supporting those whose empathy, communication and innovation are directly improving the future for all of us.

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

Empresa dirigida al diseño editorial y comunicación visual. Ex profesor universitario en el área de diseño en el Colegio Universitario Monseñor de Talavera. Amante de la fotografia de paisajes y de la buena comida. Fiel creyente que los seres humanos atraen su propia suerte.

Más de 34 años de experiencia en la práctica y entrenamiento del wellness, triatlón, running, ciclismo y life style, vocero del desarrollo práctico del wellness training. Ha competido como corredor de la Milla Olímpica y el Aerobics Competitivo de Resistencia. Triaclonista IM, 70.3 o HALF IM, triaclonista olímpico y sprint.

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Editora Fashion Junior Spanish InFluential Consultora y asesora de imagen @FabbiolaPL Selección de guardarropas a Gerentes, CEO´s y sus esposas; también realiza Styling, selección del vestuario en las campañas publicitarias. Trabaja en Consultores Neurosales, empresa que se encarga de cooperar en la capacitación y construcción de organizaciones de excelencia humana a través del Aprendizaje Transformador.

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Terapeuta sistémico y especialista en feng shui. www.giuseppepaladino.com gpaladinob@gmail.com Twitter/Facebook/Instagram @gpaladinob A través de las constelaciones familiares realiza consultas individuales, en grupos o empresas que están atascados en problemas o situaciones que no han podido resolver. Busca soluciones por medio de una nueva visión.

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Mención impreso, graduada de la Universidad Católica Santa Rosa en Caracas. Además de producciones radiales, ha realizado trabajos especiales para revistas digitales en las secciones culturales, sociales y espectáculos. Le apasionan las entrevistas de personalidad. Actualmente, se desempeña como Productor Creativo en Televen y sueña con tener un programa radial.


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a medicina y los avances tecnológicos están de la mano con algunas terapias que ayudan a combatir el cáncer y promueven actitudes positivas para superar la enfermedad. No es un proceso fácil, pero la fe siempre debe latir. Son muchos los testimonios de curación que sirven como incentivo para otras personas. Parte vital de los tratamientos oncológicos son el apoyo y la confianza, desde los médicos hasta el círculo familiar. De hecho, un estado de ánimo activo es fundamental para enfrentar el cáncer. Existen disciplinas alternativas que distraen la mente y disipan cualquier pensamiento negativo; estas son las más importantes: Meditación: con este ejercicio se logra un estado mental de relajación y serenidad. La idea es tener la mente quieta como agua mansa. Para esta práctica se utiliza música “new age” o sonidos ambientales para alcanzar la armonía interior.

Expresiones creativas: desde escuchar o tocar música hasta pintar, leer, escribir o cualquier otra actividad artística. Son buenas formas para crear un bienestar emocional y alejar el sufrimiento y la agitación. Para ampliar este tema y conocer los procesos quirúrgicos que combaten el cáncer, SPANISH INFLUENTIAL consultó al Dr. Miguel Eljure, especialista en Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva.

Basado en su experiencia, ¿cuál es el proceso para diagnosticar el cáncer de seno? El cáncer de mama, en etapas iniciales, se presenta de manera subclínica en la mayoría de los casos, es decir, se detecta por estudios de imagen (mastografía, ultrasonido y resonancia magnética), y en menor proporción por clínica (tumores palpables). La detección temprana puede mejorar el pronóstico y la supervivencia de muchas mujeres, por lo que ésta sigue siendo la piedra angular en la lucha contra este mal. La autoexploración es la herramienta básica para investigar problemas mamarios, y la oportunidad de observar y palpar cambios en ambas glándulas mamarias. En la observación, la mujer debe buscar abultamientos, hundimientos, inflamaciones, enrojecimientos o ulceraciones en la piel; desviación de la dirección o retracción del pezón o de otras áreas de la piel, así como cambios de tamaño o de la forma de las mamas. En la palpación, de pie, frente al espejo o durante el baño, debe levantar el brazo y poner la mano en la nuca y con los dedos de la otra mano revisar toda la mama de manera firme y cuidadosa, haciendo movimientos circulares de adentro hacia afuera, abarcando toda la mama y terminando donde inició, buscando bolitas, zonas dolorosas o consistencias diferentes al resto de la mama. La mastografía es, hasta ahora, el mejor método de detección. Tiene una sensibilidad diagnóstica de 80% a 95%, aunque 10% a 15% de los tumores pueden estar ocultos, sobre todo en mujeres con mamas densas (con el uso de mastografía digital mejora la sensibilidad diagnóstica en este grupo de pacientes). Se recomienda mastografía anual o bianual para mujeres entre 40 a 49 años con factores de riesgo específicos, y una vez al año para las mujeres que superan los 50 años. El ultrasonido es una herramienta complementaria para diferenciar masas quísticas de sólidas, para caracterizar lesiones benignas y malignas y como guía para la realización de biopsias de lesiones no palpables. El tratamiento quirúrgico del tumor primario en el cáncer de mama ha pasado por múltiples modificaciones,

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Spanish en la actualidad se divide en cirugía conservadora y mastectomía con sus múltiples variedades. El objetivo es lograr mejor control oncológico, para esto se toman en cuenta factores propios del paciente (edad, género, comorbilidades, relación mama-tumor, antecedentes de radioterapia), o causas biológicas del tumor, así como elementos externos.

¿Cómo es el proceso quirúrgico y la reconstrucción mamaria? Existen varios tipos de mastectomía: La mastectomía total, que extirpa la totalidad del tejido mamario incluyendo el complejo areola-pezón (CAP), y la mastectomía total preservadora de piel, donde se realiza una incisión circundante en la areola y se remueve solo el CAP. La ventaja de esta última modalidad es favorecer los resultados cosméticos de la reconstrucción mamaria inmediata. El complejo areola-pezón es un componente vital de la mama femenina, con gran importancia psicológica y estética. Durante los últimos 10 años, el éxito alcanzado con la mastectomía conservadora de piel, ha llevado a los cirujanos a reconsiderar la necesidad de extirpar el complejo areola-pezón. La cirugía de reconstrucción mamaria se puede hacer de manera inmediata o de forma tardía. La mama se puede reconstruir con implantes o tejido autólogo (es decir, tejidos de otra parte del cuerpo de la paciente). Cuando la reconstrucción

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se hace de inmediato, el cirujano inicia la primera parte del proceso durante la misma operación de mastectomía. Se puede realizar una mastectomía conservadora de piel para preservar una cantidad suficiente que alcance para cubrir la reconstrucción. Cuando se retrasa la reconstrucción, el cirujano inicia la primera etapa del proceso después de la mastectomía y posterior a que la mujer concluya la terapia adyuvante. Una tercera opción es la reconstrucción inmediata postergada. Este método consiste en colocar un expansor de tejido debajo del músculo durante la mastectomía para crear el espacio y, posteriormente, colocar un implante. Si el equipo de cirujanos decide que la mujer no necesita radioterapia, se puede colocar sin demora un implante en el lugar donde estaba el expansor tisular. No obstante, si la paciente debe recibir radioterapia después de la mastectomía, la reconstrucción mamaria puede diferirse hasta finalizar el tratamiento. El procedimiento oncoplástico del cáncer de mama se ha convertido en el estándar de oro para la cirugía de mama. Esto significa no sólo la resección oncológica segura, sino también, la reconstrucción como parte integral de la terapia del carcinoma de mama. Recuerda realizarte un chequeo anual, porque la prevención es la mejor opción. Somos los responsables de nuestra salud. l

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

Reconstrucción mamaria con materiales aloplásticos (expansor / implante)

Tu piel

La doctora Paola Eraso señala que el apoyo dermatológico es básico en pacientes que se encuentran en tratamiento con quimio o radioterapia. La primera causa alteraciones en piel, uñas y pelo; mientras que la segunda puede producir radiodermitis aguda o crónica, es decir, inflamación de la piel por radioterapia. Si bien la mayoría de estos efectos se esfumarán al terminar el tratamiento, el control de estas alteraciones producirá menos efectos dañinos en la calidad de vida de las personas afectadas.

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TOP10: infusiones saludables

TÉ DE VALERIANA

TÉ DE MANZANILLA

TÉ DE TORONJIL

TÉ DE TILO

TÉ DE JENGIBRE

Sus usos medicinales se remontan a la época grecorromana. La valeriana se utiliza principalmente para combatir el insomnio. Estudios científicos demuestran que la valeriana alivia los trastornos del sueño. Una bebida caliente con esta hierba asegura un descanso pleno, pero también ayuda a controlar la ansiedad, el estrés psicológico y baja la presión arterial. Dato curioso: el té de valeriana reduce los dolores menstruales y los espasmos o calambres asociados con la menopausia. Para dormir como un bebé, una hora antes de ir a descansar, tómate una taza caliente con una cucharadita de valeriana.

Quizá es el té más conocido en el mundo. Se ha bebido durante siglos, desde el Imperio Romano, en Egipto y en la antigua Grecia. Sus efectos refuerzan el sistema inmunológico y ayudan a conciliar el sueño. Cuando te sientas nervioso o deprimido, un té de manzanilla es la cura ideal. El aceite de esta planta se usa en la aromaterapia como descongestionante y desinflamante. Una infusión minimiza los dolores estomacales y es el antídoto para el resfriado común. Dato curioso: beber té de manzanilla reduce las bacterias bucales y, además, mantiene la piel sana.

Esta hierba posee una marcada fragancia a limón y se ha ganado una importante reputación como aliada de la salud. Una taza caliente con hojas de toronjil brinda una sensación de calma y equilibrio, promueve la agudeza mental y sus antioxidantes mantienen a nuestras células lejos de los radicales libres. El toronjil regula el azúcar en la sangre y protege al hígado, ayudando a eliminar las toxinas del cuerpo. Un té con este ingrediente disminuye la fiebre, la ansiedad y actúa como cicatrizante.

Las hojas de esta planta simbolizan la sabiduría y en la antigüedad eran utilizadas para la adivinación. El té de tilo alivia el dolor de garganta, la congestión nasal, el dolor de cabeza y la fiebre, pero su mayor uso es como expectorante. También ayuda a controlar la presión arterial, la incontinencia, los espasmos musculares y contrarresta el insomnio. Esta infusión se prepara con una cucharadita de flores de tilo en agua hirviendo durante 15 minutos. Dato curioso: cuando tengas alergias, aplica las hojas de tilo directamente sobre la piel y calmarás el enrojecimiento y la picazón.

Con más de 2.000 años de historia, este ingrediente es infalible en la medicina naturista. Si estás a punto de tomar un viaje en avión o en barco, toma una taza de té de jengibre porque alivia las náuseas y previene los mareos. Esta bebida limpia el sistema linfático, mejora la digestión y la absorción de alimentos, reduce las inflamaciones musculares, combate afecciones respiratorias, protege las células cerebrales y mejora la circulación sanguínea, previendo problemas cardiovasculares. Dato curioso: el té de jengibre ayuda a la quema de calorías y también diluye la grasa en las arterias.

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EL TÉ ES UNA DE LAS BEBIDAS MÁS POPULARES DEL MUNDO. EXISTEN DIVERSOS TIPOS Y CADA UNO ESTÁ COLMADO DE BENEFICIOS PARA NUESTRO ORGANISMO. ACÁ TE MOSTRAMOS UNA SELECCIÓN DE TÉS PARA UNA NECESIDAD PARTICULAR: FATIGA, INSOMNIO, DOLORES ESTOMACALES, ESTRÉS Y PARA BAJAR DE PESO. TOMA NOTA Y DESCUBRE LA SABIDURÍA DE ESTAS INFUSIONES MILENARIAS kPOR DAVID E. VENEGAS Q. EDITOR JUNIOR SPANISH INFLUENTIAL

TÉ DE CANELA

TÉ DE CARDAMOMO

TÉ VERDE

TÉ ROJO

TÉ NEGRO

Es dulce, cálida y exótica. Así es la canela, un ingrediente versátil y con plausibles beneficios para el organismo. El té de canela baja el colesterol malo, protege al tracto urinario de bacterias e infecciones; sus propiedades antiinflamatorias luchan contra el Alzheimer, el Parkinson, la diabetes y el cáncer. Alivia las molestias en la garganta y depura al cuerpo de toxinas y grasa. Para preparar un té de canela colmado de nutrientes y antioxidantes, añade dos clavos de olor, miel, jengibre y cúrcuma; hierve todos los ingredientes por cinco minutos. ¡Un bálsamo para la vida!

Este alimento nunca falta en los platos de la India y se ha extendido por todo el mundo. Sin embargo, podemos hacer un singular té con esta semilla intensa y picante. Una infusión con cardamomo ayuda a eliminar parásitos intestinales, al tiempo que ayuda a disminuir la acidez, la indigestión, los cólicos y la flatulencia. También funciona como desintoxicante y alivia los síntomas de la congestión pectoral y nasal, gracias a su contenido de alcanfor. Para preparar el té, hierve agua con tres cardamomos machacados y un anís estrellado; endulza con miel. Dato curioso: esta bebida elimina el mal aliento y fortalece el cuero cabelludo.

Se dice que es la bebida más saludable del mundo. Está cargada con todos los componentes medicinales de esta planta milenaria y su consumo diario trae maravillosos beneficios al organismo. Tiene una cantidad inmejorable de antioxidantes que protegen las células y moléculas del cuerpo, mejora la actividad neuronal optimizando el estado de ánimo y la memoria. Para los que se preocupan por su figura, el té verde aumenta la quema de grasa a corto plazo. Además, mata las bacterias dentales y disminuye los riesgos de caries. Y, por si fuera poco, esta infusión te hace más longevo. ¿Quién quiere una taza humeante de té verde?

Mejor conocido como té rooibos, es una bebida dulce, con sabores terrosos y florales. Suele usarse en postres y en otras técnicas de cocina. El consumo de té rojo alivia el asma, calma los retorcijones estomacales, estimula es sistema inmunológico y numerosos estudios afirman que reduce el riesgo de cáncer, el envejecimiento prematuro, los cálculos renales y controla la hipertensión. Dato curioso: gracias a la generosa cantidad de calcio y manganeso, esta bebida ayuda a mantener una excelente estructura ósea y dientes fuertes.

Un proceso de oxidación hace que las hojas verdes cambien a un color negro-marrón oscuro. Así nace el té negro. Esta bebida tiene una gran cantidad de cafeína, manteniendo el cuerpo alerta y aumenta tu energía. El té negro previene la aparición de diabetes, enfermedad de Parkinson, accidentes cerebrovasculares y controla el colesterol alto. Dato curioso: esta infusión fortalece el sistema respiratorio y protege los riñones.

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Planifica tus comidas SI CON FRECUENCIA TE PREGUNTAS QUÉ DEBES COCINAR AL DÍA SIGUIENTE O TE ABURRES DE COMER SIEMPRE LO MISMO, ENTONCES, HA LLEGADO EL MOMENTO PARA QUE COMIENCES A ORGANIZAR TU PLAN ALIMENTICIO kPOR DULCEQUILIBRIO

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e la misma forma en que programas tus actividades diarias, así deberías planificar tu rutina nutricional, en la que incluyas el desayuno, una merienda a media mañana, el almuerzo, una merienda a media tarde y la cena. La organización te permitirá saber qué vas a cocinar y qué vas a necesitar. De esta manera ganarás tiempo y evitarás comprar comida rápida. A continuación, te decimos tres razones para ordenar tus comidas:

Ahorras tiempo

Conocer el menú que cocinarás te evitará retrasos innecesarios, como abrir 10 veces el refrigerador antes de decidir qué preparar. En términos de cocina: irás directo al grano.

Cuidas tu salud Un plan de alimentación garantiza una dieta balanceada, integrada por ingredientes frescos que favorecen el correcto funcionamiento de nuestro organismo. Así disminuirás la ingesta de comida chatarra colmada de conservantes y componentes químicos.

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Ahorras dinero Si sabes lo que cocinarás, sabes cuales productos debes comprar. La visita al supermercado será más rápida y directa, pues buscarás solo lo necesario. Nada peor que comprar algún alimento y, luego de un par de semanas, tener que desecharlo porque se te olvido que estaba en el refrigerador. Ahora te damos tres tips para comenzar a planificar tus comidas: 1. Haz una lista de compras o ingredientes Puedes hacerla de dos maneras: la primera puede comenzar con los alimentos que ya tienes en casa. Y la otra, piensa qué te gustaría cocinar y haz la lista donde incluyas los ingredientes que necesitarás. 2.Organiza y clasifica tus recetas Elige tus platos favoritos y ordénalos por tipos, es decir, sopas, platos con carnes, platos con vegetales, etc. Además, divídelos por nivel de dificultad, de esta forma podrás combinarlos entre sí por tipo de plato y su facilidad a la hora de prepararlos. 3.Planifica las comidas de todo el día Incluye meriendas saludables, así evitarás la ansiedad a media mañana o a media tarde. Las meriendas mantienen al organismo activo, lo que favorece la quema de energía y permiten tener fuerza durante toda la jornada. La planificación es un factor clave para cuidar la salud y rendir el presupuesto. Si deseas comenzar un estilo de vida saludable, te recomendamos consultar a un especialista. Las “dietas milagrosas” no existen. Tu cuerpo necesita una dieta balanceada y recuerda que todo en la vida es un @DulcEquilibrio. Compartimos una fácil y práctica merienda para llenarte de energía. l


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Parfait Ingredientes 4 cucharadas de yogurt griego 30 gramos de frutas deshidratadas (sin azúcar) 1/2 cucharada de semillas de chia ½ cucharada de miel (opcional) Preparación Verter 2 cucharadas de yogurt griego en una taza o envase de vidrio que puedas cerrar. Agregar 15 gramos de frutas deshidratadas y añadir las otras 2 cucharadas de yogurt griego, colocar el resto de las frutas deshidratadas, las semillas y la miel. Listo.


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estético A PESAR DE SU FRAGILIDAD, EL VIDRIO HA LOGRADO SOBREVIVIR A LOS GOLPES DE LA HISTORIA. CONOCE CÓMO EL SER HUMANO HA INVOLUCRADO ESTE MATERIAL EN LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DE URBES, HOGARES Y LUGARES DE TRABAJO kPOR BRAULIO VIAZCÁN

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ara hablar de este elemento tan importante y cotidiano en nuestras vidas, debemos conocer un poco de su origen. Egipto y Mesopotamia fueron las primeras civilizaciones en experimentar con el vidrio, utilizándolo en vasijas, joyerías y diversas piezas usadas durante el año 1.200 a.C. Los egipcios producían un vidrio bastante claro y lo teñían de colores verdes y azules. Debido a su gran técnica y el ejemplar manejo de este elemento, se convirtieron en los principales proveedores de vidrio para las cortes reales. Siglos después, los fenicios descubren la forma de hacer vidrio soplado y durante el Imperio romano, su fabricación se extendió desde Roma hasta Alemania. La aventura continuó en la Edad Media, cuando se popularizó el uso del vidrio en mosaicos, después las grandes vidrieras empezaron a utilizar el plomo y de ahí nacen los vitrales. Durante el Renacimiento hasta el siglo XVIII, Venecia dominó el mercado con su famoso “cristal veneciano”.

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Dale Chihuly, especialista en vidrio soplado Ben Young, recrea esculturas de vidrio inspiradas en el océano

Se dice que había una ley que prohibía a los artesanos de vidrio salir de la ciudad italiana para que no divulgaran los secretos de su arte. Pero muchos de ellos traspasaron las fronteras. Desde aquel entonces y hasta la actualidad, se han desarrollado infinidades de procesos y usos para este hermoso material que, a pesar de su delicadeza, se emplea en obras arquitectónicas y artículos decorativos.

Vidrio artístico Sin duda alguna, los accesorios hechos con vidrio embellecen nuestro entorno. Podemos encontrar desde floreros de varias formas, tamaños y colores, fabricados en vidrio soplado o esmerilado, hasta estatuas de vitrofusión.

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Philippe Starck creó un espejo llamado Caadre, en vidrio semireflectante color titanio

Numerosos inventores hacen del vidrio su arte. Ben Young, un artista de Nueva Zelanda, recrea esculturas de vidrio hechas a mano e inspiradas en el océano y cuerpos de agua. Primero hace bocetos en 2D y luego, en el proceso de modelado, altera las formas hasta darle una apariencia 3D. Otro gran artista es el estadounidense Dale Chihuly, especialista en vidrio soplado. Su trabajo nos transporta a un mundo alterno y abstracto, donde la naturaleza es la protagonista. Es famoso por los “cilindros irlandeses” y sus obras decoran museos, hoteles y ciudades de todo el mundo. El uso del vidrio como elemento decorativo es muy amplio. Su belleza nos permite colocarlo en

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cualquier espacio que deseemos, por ejemplo, en canceles de baño, lavamanos y espejos. El diseñador Philippe Starck creó un espejo llamado Caadre para la firma italiana FIAM, realizado en vidrio semireflectante color titanio, con hojas curveadas y un marco de metal barnizado en color gris. De esta manera comprendemos que con los materiales adecuados y las técnicas correctas, obtendremos preciosos objetos.

Existen muchos tipos de vidrio, pero los más importantes son: Vidrios templados: Son sometidos a temperaturas de más de 500 °C, logrando una resistencia estructural muy elevada.

En los hogares modernos, el vidrio controla la iluminación y las conexiones visuales del interior y el exterior de la vivienda. En el lugar idóneo, este material transparente elimina el uso de bombillas eléctricas durante el día, para aprovechar la mayor cantidad de luz natural. Para que el vidrio pueda ser utilizado en edificaciones, debe cumplir estrictas normas tecnológicas que avalen su seguridad, soporte y diseño.

Vidrios insulados: Son utilizados para aislar la temperatura y el sonido. Generalmente se usan en torres corporativas, donde los empleados requieren una máxima concentración para desarrollar sus funciones y lograr un ambiente controlado.

Vidrios blindados o de seguridad: Son tratados con capas adhesivas, para que en el caso de un impacto de bala o una explosión, los revestimientos encapsulen el impacto y eviten que se rompa el vidrio.

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Top 5: Los mejores rascacielos latinos hechos con vidrio

Gran Torre Santiago

Con 300 metros de altura es la torre más alta de Iberoamérica. Está en Santiago, Chile, y fue diseñada por el arquitecto argentino César Pelli. La infraestructura incluye termopaneles, efectos contra rayos UV y vidrios cónicos anti-impactos.

Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower

El edificio posee 284 metros de altura, 369 habitaciones, tres restaurantes y bares, dos piscinas, siete salas de conferencia y un club privado en Isla Viveros. Está localizado en Punta Pacífica, Panamá.

F&F Tower

Conocido como “El Tornillo”, esta construcción ubicada en Panamá, disfruta de vidrio térmicos antisolares, mide 242 metros y fue desarrollada por el arquitecto Alfonso Pinzón.

Torre Mayor

Una obra del canadiense Paul Reichmann, ubicada en la avenida Paseo de la Reforma, en la Ciudad de México. Mide 225 metros de altura y la fachada sur tiene 30 000 m² de cristal con aislamiento térmico y acústico.

Torres Gemelas de Parque Central

Se encuentran en Caracas, Venezuela, miden 225 metros y fueron diseñadas por Daniel Fernández-Shaw. Fue el complejo de hormigón más alto del mundo y está integrado por más de 5 mil vidrios.

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PENSAR EN COLOMBIAMODA ES IMAGINARSE GLAMOROSOS E IMPACTANTES AMBIENTES DONDE DESFILAN LAS ÚLTIMAS TENDENCIAS DE LA MODA MUNDIAL, PERO LA EDICIÓN 2016 DEJÓ CLARO QUE ES

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ste evento es el escenario ideal para el encuentro entre la oferta y la demanda del sector textil, confección, diseño y moda del continente americano; es la vitrina perfecta para diseñadores y marcas, y una visita obligada para compradores y empresarios de la industria. Representa la oportunidad para que las marcas latinoamericanas expresen su personalidad, talento e innovación. De hecho, muchas de ellas usan esta plataforma como trampolín para internacionalizar sus empresas. Colombiamoda se hace realidad por Inexmoda quienes, con 28 años de experiencia, han forjado una imagen respetable de la moda colombiana. La pasión por los negocios, las tendencias y el conocimiento, son las aristas fundamentales de este show que redefine el sistema de moda en toda la región.

AMODA., s pasarelas Uno de los momentos climax en la Feria Colombia Moda 2016: La Pasarela M, liderada por Modo Rosa, para la detección temprana del cáncer de seno y transmitir un mensaje de vida a las mujeres

Colombiamoda se basa en tres días intensos de feria que ofrecen una completa exhibición comercial, acompañada por diferentes medios de moda para dar a conocer la propuesta de los diseñadores. Además, hay un espacio para la capacitación de los asistentes, a través de conferencias especializadas. A continuación te presentamos algunas de las firmas que presentaron sus propuestas en este prestigioso evento. l

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us prendas tienen influencias deportivas y jeanswear. Son creadas para personas confiadas, reflexivas, contemporáneas y sensibles al arte y a la música; hombres y mujeres de espíritu joven y global, prácticos y optimistas que les gusta que sus ropas cotidianas sean especiales y que puedan ser usadas en múltiples ocasiones. Sus primeras presentaciones fueron en la pasarela Jóvenes Creadores Colegiatura-Chocolyne durante Colombiamoda. Después de mostrar su proyecto de grado en 2007 decidió crear su propia firma, con la que fue invitado por la delegación de la LAF para presentar su primera colección en la pasarela Latino América Fashion bajo el marco de Colombiamoda 2008. En 2009 participó por segunda vez en la LAF con su colección Ciudad Acuario. Ese mismo año, junto a Isabel Bernal, ganó el concurso de diseño de los siete tipos de uniformes del personal de los Juegos Suramericanos llevados a cabo en Medellín. En 2011 ganó el IAF International Fashion Designer Award, en Puerto Vallarta México, por su colección primavera-verano 2012 titulada La Mancha y luego le siguió la colección Búnker. A partir de 2012, además de mostrar sus colecciones primavera/verano en Colombiamoda, comienza a presentar sus series para la temporada otoño/invierno en Plataforma K, Barranquilla.

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En el 2013 presentó su colección Botanicracia, que incluyó piezas hechas a la medida de maneras 100% digitales e impresas en 3D. En el 2014 abrió la pasarela de Colombiamoda con su colección Desayuno. Al año siguiente realizó un cortometraje en colaboración con Chevrolet para el lanzamiento de su colección en Colombiamoda. En los años 2014 y 2015 recibió el reconocimiento como uno de los 100 líderes de la sociedad, por parte de la revista Gerente. Su taller se encuentra ubicado en Medellín y sus prendas se venden en boutiques de diferentes ciudades de Colombia, México, Chile, Panamá y muy pronto en Centroamérica. l


Por Camilo Alvarez (Marketing Team) Diseñador de modas, Especialista en Intervención Creativa de la Colegiatura Colombiana. Junto a tres socios más, tiene su empresa SENTIDO FIGURADO, la cual diseña, produce y comercializa sus colecciones. También es docente de la Colegiatura Colombiana.

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FOTOGRAFÍAS: JOSÉ MORENO www.camiloalvarez.co info@camiloalvarez.co

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esde 2011, esta empresa colombiana diseña trajes de baño y accesorios para tomar el sol, ofreciendo piezas exclusivas y artesanales, en las que emplean alta tecnología y materiales de la mejor calidad. Sus creaciones están destinadas para la mujer llamativa y arriesgada que le gusta resaltar su belleza. Las telas se caracterizan por texturas únicas y una amplia variedad de colores, sus cortes poco convencionales y asimétricos resaltan la silueta femenina. En esta oportunidad, Mar de Rosas presentó su colección SouthEast Paradise primavera/verano 2017. La serie está inspirada en Tailandia y recoge tres conceptos de la nación: la cultura étnica, la flora y la fauna. El aspecto étnico está simbolizado con la tribu Hmong, una población caracterizada por su vestimenta artesanal. Sus bordados se componen por diseños geométricos y detalles florales con tintes brillantes y de alto contraste. La flora representa los colores, las formas y las texturas de diversas especies de orquídeas, flores de loto, heliconias y aves del paraíso. Mientras que la fauna figura con imágenes de reptiles, elefantes y el insólito tigre tailandés. Todos estos elementos se funden en los estampados y bordados de la colección. De esta manera, los materiales no convencionales brindan una propuesta exótica y cálida que se expresa en siluetas cómodas e innovadoras. Mar de Rosas nos cuenta que con su participación en Colombiamoda busca posicionar su marca en diferentes mercados. Actualmente, las piezas se consiguen en Colombia, Estados Unidos, México, República Dominicana, Panamá, Honduras, Costa Rica, Perú, España, Francia, Portugal, Singapur y Bahamas. l

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ina Peñuela es una arquitecta colombiana, cofundadora de esta marca especializada en bolsos y accesorios étnicos. La firma trabaja en conjunto con comunidades indígenas y asociaciones artesanales, como los Wayuu de la Guajira colombiana, los Guna Yala de Panamá y los artesanos de la Chorrera en Colombia. El taller está ubicado en Bogotá y es el lugar donde las piezas se convierten en accesorios vanguardistas con la inclusión de herrajes italianos, piedras checas y cueros argentinos y colombianos. Estos elementos aportan textura, brillo y un estilo urbano. Las piezas están pensadas para la mujer fashionista que le gusta sentirse única pero, sobre todo, que aprecia la carga tradicional de estos accesorios y valora el trabajo artesanal.

Como parte de las labores de responsabilidad social, NP Art with Love destina el 5% de sus ventas a la Fundación Atrapando Sueños, organización que se encarga de planificar programas educativos, de salud y bienestar para las comunidades aborígenes que trabajan con la marca. Sin duda, este concepto de accesorios étnicos logró una gran aceptación en Colombiamoda. Próximamente, la firma inaugurará una tienda en Panamá. l FOTOGRAFÍAS: CORTESÍA NINA PEÑUELA www.ninapenuela.com @nina_penuela_art_with_love

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on más de cien años de historia, esta marca de calzado italiano ha fijado el criterio de comodidad a través de un estilo urbano y chic. La variedad de colores y texturas la convierten en una firma fresca. Superga se une a la tendencia Sport Chic, una moda hecha para quienes desean llevar un look formal con un toque deportivo pero sofisticado, sin importar el día, el momento o el lugar.

SUPERGA Por esta razón, la empresa se impone en las calles y en las pasarelas del mundo y, en esta edición de Colombiamoda, se lució en el desfile de Agua Bendita, demostrando que son un calzado que se adapta a cualquier estilo y ocasión. l

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l país carioca está en su mejor momento. Más allá de los Juegos Olímpicos de Río de Janeiro 2016, Brasil destaca por su moda vibrante, colorida y sexy. Los exponentes brasileños mostraron más de 30 marcas de calzado, abriendo sustanciosas oportunidades de negocio dentro del mercado latino. Amazonas Sandals es una de estas firmas y presentó una propuesta inspirada en la reconciliación con el medio ambiente. Cuentan con sandalias playeras, con diseños étnicos y florales, hechas a partir de botellas plásticas convertidas en hilo y luego en tejidos. La marca recicla diversos materiales que tardan más de 500 años en biodegradarse.

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A su vez, la marca Pampili cautivó con su trabajo de calzados y accesorios. Ellos diseñan sus creaciones basados en los comentarios de niñas, que representan su público meta. Las jóvenes participan en los procesos de elaboración de las piezas y, a su vez, manifiestan sus exigencias sobre lo que quieren, necesitan o sueñan. De esta manera, Pampili crea sus colecciones, que son evaluadas por las niñas antes de salir al mercado. La industria de accesorios también lució calidad y exclusividad en sus diseños y materia prima. De la mano de Gissa Bicalho, llegó Aramez para exponer sus diseños genuinos: aretes, collares, brazales y bolsos hechos a mano, donde resalta el acrílico y los diseños inspirados en la arquitectura contemporánea y clásica. Las piezas brillaron en tonos suaves, con fuerte presencia del negro y el blanco. Con estas nutridas puestas en escena, Brasil reveló, una vez más, las razones por la que es llamado el gigante del sur y un referente universal de la moda. l

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os desfiles son los ejes más esperados durante todo el evento. Estas presentaciones son el toque cosmopolita de este importante momento de la moda latina. Jorge Duque abrió el Colombiamoda con una pasarela ambientada en una imponente bodega de ron colombiano. El diseñador presentó su colección primavera/verano 2017, en la que se evidenció una fuerte influencia de los años 60. Esta colección incluyó vestidos de noche, faldas, cóctel, blusas, minifaldas, pantalones y, para cerrar su show, le dio paso al romanticismo con la presentación oficial de un nuevo segmento de su firma: 10 trajes de novia. Carlo Carrizosa jugó con formas únicas para usar la ropa. Las camisas se convirtieron en faldas y las faldas en camisas, creando un vestuario versátil que se adapta a las necesidades femeninas. Pepa Pombo by Mónica Holguín, presentó su colección Blooming Río, inspirada en la mujer refinada de los años 40 que disfruta de un verano en el Copacabana Palace, mientras redescubre su feminidad. En la colección se observaron cinturas muy marcadas, faldas, vestidos y una gran cantidad de piezas multifuncionales. Andrés Pajón y Felipe Cartagena irradiaron feminidad, pasión y elegancia. Su pasarela rindió un homenaje a las comunidades originarias Emberá y Kuna, a través de diseños artesanales combinados con sugestivas creaciones.

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Spanish En un ambiente tropical, Agua Bendita abrió su desfile con la participación de la virreina universal colombiana Ariadna Gutiérrez, quien lució un traje de baño de dos piezas con estampado étnico. La marca presentó su colección Wild Orchestra 2017, inspirada en la selva de Colombia y con impresiones geométricas y botánicas. Jon Sonen presentó su colección Arde Macondo con un tributo a Gabriel García Márquez. La muestra está compuesta por 35 atuendos donde sobresalen los estampados, las camisas floreadas, los blazers coloridos, shorts más cortos de lo usual y una pieza que no podía faltar: la clásica guayabera. La marca colombiana Whitman presentó una serie que busca trascender la indumentaria masculina. Según cuenta Felipe Falla, uno de los diseñadores de la firma, es una colección inspirada en el romanticismo alemán. “La melancolía y la grandeza de esta cultura nos hizo explorar un universo nuevo que se refleja en las texturas y en la paleta de colores de cada una de las obras”, señaló.

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Johanna Ortiz mostró su colección Resort 2017, ideada para la mujer sofisticada que se atreve a ser recordada por su estilo. Se apreciaron pantalones holgados y con vuelos, faldas, vestidos que rozaban el piso o caían a media pierna con mangas acampanadas y algunos trajes con hombros descubiertos, pero todos aportaban sensualidad a la silueta femenina. El gran cierre del evento estuvo a cargo de la diseñadora Renata Lozano, quien exhibió una propuesta para mujeres modernas e innovadoras. Su colección Descubre que es posible estuvo protagonizada por denim, algodón, seda, brocado y chiffon. La naturaleza, elemento transversal en el trabajo de Lozano, apareció representada en los estampados y en los colores de las piezas. De esta forma, Colombiamoda 2016, uno de los eventos más importantes en el mundo del fashion latino, dejó un buen sabor de boca y grandes expectativas para todos los que esperamos ansiosos la edición 2017. l

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Base

Blush (rubor)

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1 TV Paint Stick by Kryolan, es una base de buena cobertura y no necesitas usar correctores. Las marcas claras aportan volumen y las marcas oscuras profundizan. 2 Las marcas claras se aplican en el centro de la frente, en el tabique nasal –zona debajo de la nariz– en el mentón y debajo de los ojos, donde están las ojeras, se hace un triángulo con la punta hacia abajo. 3 Las marcas oscuras van en los lados de la frente, en los laterales del tabique nasal y debajo de los pómulos. 4 Las marcas blancas solo se aplican debajo de las cejas y en los lagrimales internos. 5 Difumina todo con una esponja. Para una aplicación profesional utiliza una esponja Beauty Blender.

1 Utiliza una brocha un poco más delgada que la de polvo suelto, puede tener forma redonda o angular. 2 Para profundizar con el blush, escoge un color bronce mate. 3 Antes de la aplicación, colócate frente al espejo y haz como si fueras a dar un beso apretando los labios, y verás que una parte de los pómulos se hunde, es allí donde debes aplicar el blush, desde las orejas hacia los labios creando una línea recta y después difuminas con el pincel, realizando movimientos circulares para dar una acabado perfecto.

1 Para un efecto profesional lo mejor es aplicar las sombras con pinceles, no con las brochas que trae el producto. 2 Aplica, con un pincel redondo de pelo largo, una sombra oscura sobre la cuenca del ojo (zona entre las cejas y el párpado). 3 Para difuminar la sombra realiza movimientos rectos desde el lagrimal interno hasta el lagrimal externo. De esta manera crearás profundidad. 4 Para aplicar la sombra sobre el párpado debes usar un pincel redondo y realizar pequeños toques. Si deseas profundizar más el maquillaje, debes aplicar la sombra húmeda. Es decir: mojas un pincel de punta fina y haces una línea, en forma v, en la comisura externa de los ojos, y difuminas la línea con un pincel húmedo pequeño; realiza movimientos ascendentes en forma circular para diluir la línea y así lograr un acabado de lujo.

Sellado de la base con polvo compacto o suelto 1 Utiliza el pincel o brocha más grande de todo el estuche de maquillaje. Aplica el polvo sobre el rostro, con movimientos circulares para no dejar manchas. No uses mota porque esta herramienta elimina el brillo del rostro, pero no sella el maquillaje.

Cejas 1 Utiliza una sombra según tu color de cabello. 2 Escoge un pincel fino, con cerdas duras y cortadas en diagonal, y colorea las cejas para que se vean naturales. 3 Si decides usar creyón, utiliza marrón oscuro, nunca negro, pues genera un efecto muy dramático. Aplica el creyón en toda la ceja; luego con el pincel difuminas el creyón y lo aclaras un poco para dar una apariencia natural.

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Iluminar ojos y áreas específicas del rostro 1 Usa un pincel redondo de pelo largo para difuminar la sombra y, para dar luz, aplicas color vainilla sobre la parte que está debajo de las cejas. Repite el mismo procedimiento sobre la punta de la nariz, así tendrás un área de iluminación y para iluminar la zona entre los pómulos y los ojos, usa una brocha de blush desde la cien hasta la nariz.


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Delineado 1 Escoge un delineador líquido con el aplicador que trae el producto. Solo debes realizar una línea fina desde el lagrimal interno hacia el lagrimal externo, entre las pestañas y el párpado.

Máscara 1 Aplica la máscara en zigzag no en forma ascendente. De esta manera aportas volumen y más tamaño a la base de las pestañas. 2 Una máscara negra es ideal para maquillajes con tonos claros, mientras que una máscara marrón o café es perfecta para un efecto smoky eyes.

Perfilado y aplicación del perfilador 1 Antes de la aplicación verifica que la punta del creyón este fina. 2 Para perfilar la comisura de los labios, usa un creyón más oscuro que el tono del labial.

Labial 1 Aplica el lápiz labial con un pincel plano de cerdas semiduras, y colorea la zona que no se rellenó con el creyón. Así tendrás unos labios sensuales y con volumen. l SEPTIEMBRE / OCTUBRE 2016 SPANISH

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Dior’s Anti-aging Serum

DPHue ACV Rinse

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La nueva apuesta de la casa francesa es Prestige La Cure, un tratamiento de lujo para la piel, que concede estupendos resultados en tres semanas: la primera fase es para restablecer la tez y durante la etapa dos y tres, la piel se renueva y perfecciona. El ingrediente principal de este producto es el néctar de las rosas de Granville.

Un producto ideal para eliminar las impurezas del cabello. El enjuague está elaborado con vinagre de sidra de manzana, minerales, aceite de argán, extracto de tulipán de fuego, lavanda, aloe vera y aminoácidos para restaurar el ph natural del cuero cabelludo y hacerlo más brillante.

Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish USD $36.00 www.urbanoutfitters.com

El hidratante y exfoliante perfecto para el cuerpo. Deja tu piel suave y con el aroma del aceite de coco y la fragancia de las rosas marroquís. Sin duda, un producto orgánico con el que puedes hacer una terapia de masajes sensacional para mantener tus poros limpios y una tez libre de efectos de envejecimiento.

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Mi rutina diaria de maquillaje, por lo general, se compone de crema BB, un aplicado de luz champán y un efecto cat-eye. Hago todo en cinco minutos, pero cuando se estropea mi delineador líquido, echo de menos a estos hisopos de algodón recubiertos de aceite de oliva. Lo mejor de la pureza y la comodidad.


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Cristiano Ronaldo Legacy 100ml

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Un gel para hombres que suaviza la apariencia de las líneas de expresión y las arrugas pero, al mismo tiempo, hidrata la zona debajo de los ojos. Está formulado con extracto de pepino, antioxidantes y microesferas hialurónicas.

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Enigmática fragancia compuesta por lavanda fresca y bergamota, combinada con toques de salvia, romero, pachuli y el exótico vetiver. Una colonia para hombres seductores y misteriosos.

Shiseido Men Moisturizing Emulsion USD $36.00 www.shop. nordstrom.com

Crema para hidratar la piel, perfecta para eliminar el escozor después de una afeitada. Tonifica, minimiza las líneas de expresión y protege al rostro de las agresiones ambientales.

MEN Lock, Stocke & Barrel Clay Pomade £15.00 www.apothecary87.co.uk

Diseñado por Levi Stocke, un famoso modelo californiano que también es embajador de Apothecary 87. Este gel fue diseñado para controlar el cabello rebelde ofreciendo un acabado mate. Ideal para aumentar la fuerza y elasticidad del cuero cabelludo y, también, para quienes usan una barba densa.

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Goles de PROYECTO PAZ LATINOAMÉRICA ES UN MODELO DE EDUCACIÓN INNOVADORA A TRAVÉS DEL FÚTBOL QUE TRANSFORMA LA VIDA DE CIENTOS DE NIÑOS Y JÓVENES

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Liderados por Eglantina Zingg, fundadora de PPLA, con el equipo de la organización visualizamos dos claves para lograrlo: el deporte y la educación. “Con el deporte educamos, impulsamos personalidades nobles, generamos espacios de encuentro y brindamos oportunidades que se expresan en un sin fin de posibilidades en las mentes y corazones de jóvenes que merecen una vida mejor y en un entorno de paz”, explica Zingg.

mérica Latina es la región más violenta del mundo, no por grandes guerras sino por la violencia que genera la exclusión y la miseria, y en este entorno dramático los niños son los más afectados. Según el Banco Mundial, 30% de los asesinatos del planeta ocurren en la región latinoamericana. De igual modo, de acuerdo al reporte del Índice Global de Paz (IGP), países como México, El Salvador, Honduras, Colombia, Brasil y Venezuela lideran la escala global de mayor número de muertes de jóvenes por conflictividad urbana. Datos de las Naciones Unidas, indican que la región también posee una de las tasas más altas de deserción escolar y de embarazo precoz.

El latinoamericano vibra por su fanatismo por el fútbol, un deporte global que derriba barreras sociales, religiosas y culturales para unir a millones de seguidores a través de una pasión común. Al mismo tiempo, entendimos que un porcentaje muy alto de niños y jóvenes no asistían al colegio o desertaban de la escuela y aunque la educación es la base del desarrollo, en nuestra región está limitada en alcance y efectividad porque millones de chicos quedan al margen.

Para enfrentar y cambiar esta realidad nació Proyecto Paz Latinoamérica (PPLA). Somos una ONG que desde 2010 promueve la cultura de paz a través de la inclusión y el desarrollo de niños, niñas y jóvenes de las zonas más vulnerables de América Latina usando el deporte para lograrlo. Aunque parezca un imposible nos propusimos como objetivo demostrar que se puede transformar el ciclo vicioso de desigualdad, pobreza y violencia por un círculo virtuoso de inclusión, desarrollo y paz.

Entonces, nos preguntamos: ¿Cómo podemos sembrar el valor de la cultura paz y a la vez formar a los más jóvenes para que sean ellos los que generen el cambio? La respuesta fue el fútbol: ideamos un modelo usando esta disciplina para educar de forma alternativa, pero no solo para enseñar un deporte o buscar talentos deportivos. Creamos un proyecto social basado en una metodología que utiliza al fútbol como herramienta para el desarrollo, la paz y la transformación social.

Algunos nos tildaron de idealistas y románticos. Otros nos cuestionaron que la paz es un concepto efímero. Incluso hubo quienes nos miraron de reojo y calificaron nuestra intención de inocente y superficial. Y en algo sí tenían razón: somos optimistas. Soñamos con una América Latina convertida en una región de paz y progreso.

A este modelo le dimos un nombre: “Un Gol por la Paz”, nuestro programa bandera que hemos implementando con éxito en Haití, República Dominicana y Venezuela.

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1 ¿Qué identificamos? • Un gran porcentaje de los niños y jóvenes vulnerables de América Latina no va a la escuela y no tiene oportunidades • El elemento común: ocio, criminalidad, drogas y violencia 2 ¿Qué proponemos? • Un modelo práctico, factible, inclusivo y efectivo • El fútbol como herramienta educativa alternativa, de transmisión de valores y de formación de cultura de paz en los niños, niñas y jóvenes 3 ¿Qué logramos? • En lo individual: logramos a través del fútbol empoderar a niños, niñas y jóvenes, capacitarlos, mejorar su autoestima, darles un sentido de pertenencia y transmitirles el anhelo de fijarse metas de vida (estudiar, trabajar, emprender o dedicarse al deporte) • En lo colectivo: logramos formar agentes de cambio: estos chicos no sólo transforman sus vidas, sino que su desarrollo personal incide positivamente en sus familias y en su comunidad.

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A través de un trabajo en equipo con una red de aliados elaboramos un modelo innovador: convertimos entrenadores de fútbol de barrios populares y zonas de alta conflictividad en maestros y líderes comunitarios que se transforman en agentes de cambio. Ellos, por medio del fútbol motivan, aconsejan, guían, forman y educan a sus alumnos, niños, niñas y jóvenes, les inculcan valores y les hacen trazarse metas para que también sean agentes de cambio. El epicentro es la cancha de fútbol de la comunidad donde se combate la indiferencia, el miedo y se empodera no sólo a los niños, sino a padres, familiares, amigos y vecinos integrados a un proyecto social que articula una red de desarrollo que va creciendo como onda expansiva. Se educa y crea un tejido social que es transformador. Desde estos campos deportivos surge un auténtico cambio educativo y ciudadano que reduce la violencia y abre camino a comunidades que aprenden a convivir con tolerancia y paz en espacios seguros que tienen un efecto multiplicador en su calidad de vida.

Día de la Paz Anualmente por iniciativa de la ONU celebramos cada 21 de septiembre el Día Internacional de la Paz. Este año nos preparamos para lanzar una campaña especial: “Fórmula de la Paz” en México y Colombia a través de la liga profesional de fútbol de ambos países. Además, desde nuestras redes sociales podrán participar personas de todo el continente.

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den valores humanos y ciudadanos esenciales: El trabajo en equipo, el juego limpio, la disciplina y el acatar las reglas. Y, muy importante, en nuestro modelo los jóvenes también aprenden valores que denominamos los “principios de paz”: el valor de la convivencia, la tolerancia, la igualdad, la solidaridad y el respeto. Nuestra mayor satisfacción es que hemos demostrado que la utilización del deporte de manera bien enfocada, es un medio de construcción de paz y una excelente vía para propiciar la inclusión social.

Sumar para ganar Desde Proyecto Paz Latinoamérica articulamos redes de paz y alianzas con otras organizaciones para coordinar proyectos conjuntos que tengan un impacto positivo en la vida de jóvenes y comunidades de alto riesgo. Hemos trabajado hasta el momento, entre otros, con Peace One Day, presidida por el activista Jeremy Gilley, MTV Latinoamérica, CAF –Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina– y su red SOMOS, Directv Latinoamérica, TAG Heuer, PVPLIC Foundation, One World Play Project, Naciones Unidas (ONU), Haiti Youth Development and Education, Fundación Deportivo Petare, FDPD, PNUD, UNICEF Venezuela, Liga Bancomer MX –Liga de Fútbol Profesional de México-, DIMAYOR –División Mayor del Fútbol Colombiano- y Fundación Buen Gobierno de Colombia. Adicionalmente, formamos parte de Unidos en Red, una alianza latinoamericana de agentes de cambio, en la cual trabajamos mano a mano junto a otras fundaciones amigas como Paz Sin Frontera de Miguel Bosé y Fundación Mi Sangre de Juanes. Contamos también con el apoyo de RM Foundation, de Ricky Martin, quien es un aliado incondicional de PPLA e imagen de nuestra actual campaña #PeaceMaker para la recaudación de fondos a través de la venta de camisetas. Muchas personalidades y voluntarios se han sumado a nuestra labor y multiplican el efecto de nuestro proyecto. l

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Valores que construyen Los vínculos entre el deporte y la paz son muy fuertes. El deporte une a la gente de manera que se puedan superar límites y echar abajo prejuicios sociales, haciendo del terreno de juego un espacio sencillo y a menudo apolítico para que se den contactos entre grupos contrarios. En este sentido, en Proyecto Paz Latinoamérica promovemos el fútbol como un ámbito ideal para que los chicos y chicas apren-

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u innegable talento y buena voluntad son elementos que impulsan su trabajo. Este venezolano es un motivador nato y fiel creyente de que las buenas acciones repercuten en satisfactorios resultados. Sus creaciones han vestido a importantes celebridades y sus colecciones son los eventos más esperados del año. Por esta razón, SPANISH INFLUENTIAL se complace en vestir estas páginas con el ingenio de Giovanni Scutaro.

Al nombrar la marca Scutaro nos viene a la memoria una línea de ropa masculina. Sin embargo, con el paso del tiempo, usted decidió ampliar sus horizontes al incluir diseños para damas. ¿Cómo hizo para romper con su concepto inicial de prendas para hombres? “Mis inicios se remontan al año 1988 con la campaña del presidente Carlos Andrés Pérez, con él di a conocer

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mi firma. En ese momento nunca tuve intención de trabajar para el mercado femenino. Mi carrera la hice en Marangoni, Milano, y me dediqué a trabajar para el sector masculino porque estaba desasistido”. “Después de 10 años, decidí abrir la boutique Scutaro en Caracas, Venezuela, y es allí donde nació la idea de diseñar para damas. Descubrí que las mujeres son totalmente infieles a los diseñadores, porque mientras más diseñadores existen, les otorgan mayor posibilidad y opciones para su vestière”. “Sin embargo, en mi caso, el éxito comenzó con las novias de Scutaro y, posteriormente, se crearon las líneas de coctel y alta costura. En ese momento comprendí la razón por la que los diseñadores se dedican a las féminas: ellas son un nicho muy competitivo y lucrativo, ofreciendo mayor oportunidad para la creación de piezas”.


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Spanish ¿Cuál ha sido el error que cometió en sus inicios y cuya lección mantiene en su carrera? “Siempre he pensado que uno aprende de los errores. En mis inicios busqué cualquier posibilidad de crédito y mi temor era pedir un préstamo millonario para comprar los equipos del atelier”. “La experiencia que me dio la vida en ese momento fue: ‘nunca tengas miedo, debes arriesgarte e incluirte en cuanto crédito puedas’. No importaba si quedaba endeudado hasta los pantalones, porque la prosperidad le llega a quien hace su trabajo con amor”.

¿Cómo surge el proceso creativo para el desarrollo de una colección? ¿Tiene una metodología o nace de forma espontánea? “No hay pasos preestablecidos. Yo presento dos colecciones al año y elijo mis telas en la feria de París. Luego, con algunas muestras de los textiles seleccionados, inicio mi proceso creativo (bocetos), en este punto comienzo a darle forma a mi colección”. “Cuando las telas llegan a Venezuela, se ajustan los detalles y se crean los patrones y la ejecución. En medio de este proceso elijo el nombre de la colección, que dependerá mucho del material que escogí para la presentación”.

“Entre Ramas” es su más reciente colección, ¿cuál fue su inspiración? “Es una colección que posee mucha fuerza y la presenté en Estados Unidos. Además, fue transmitida a través de ¡HOLA! TV, cuya difusión promovió la apertura a nuevos mercados y recibí dos invitaciones para final de año en Houston y Nueva York”. “Esta propuesta le debe su nombre a telas de alta costura. Tengo un tejido bordado completamente a mano, cuyos ornamentos son ramas entrelazadas, las cuales fuimos interviniendo y creando

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montajes con la tela básica, o base del vestido, junto a los encajes bordados. De esta manera se tramó toda la composición de las piezas y de allí nace “Entre Ramas”.

El mayor reto de la moda es mantenerse, conseguir vigencia y lograr ser referencia, no solo para el público sino también para los nuevos talentos. ¿Cuál es su fórmula? “Mantenerse vigente es obligatorio. Durante 27 años he realizado dos desfiles al año en Venezuela y he tenido ocho presentaciones a nivel internacional, organizando un total de 264 desfiles. Este dinamismo otorga presencia y continuidad”. “Mi compromiso no es solo con los clientes, porque mis eventos van de la mano con la responsabilidad social. Llevo 10 años trabajando con asociaciones benéficas como la Fundación Venezuela Nueva, dedicada en el desarrollo de programas sociales para niños especiales”. “Por otro lado, siento un enorme placer y orgullo al saber que mi trabajo contribuye al bienestar. Es un gran compromiso servir de inspiración para los nuevos talentos”.

¿De qué manera encuentras un punto de equilibrio para que tus clientes se sientan identificados con la propuesta de tus diseños y sea del agrado de la mayoría? “Tengo clientes que se han mantenido a lo largo de mi carrera, esto me ha permitido tener un feedback directo para saber qué quieren. La apertura de la tienda Ready to Wear es para un público que se identifica con la ropa vanguardista, moderna y menos clásica. Pero también suplo las necesidades de quien prefiere la alta costura y busca un traje formal, moderno y actual, pero sin perder la línea clásica; esto aplica para los ejecutivos y empresarios que desean vestirse de manera impecable”. “El gusto de los clientes se aprende con el transcurso de los años. Las mujeres, a diferencia de los hombres, quieren más audacia y vanguardismo; por eso diseñar para damas es más cómodo y factible”.

Un consejo para las generaciones futuras que buscan abrirse paso entre las pasarelas. “Cada vez que imparto cursos a nuevos talentos, reitero que la base del éxito está en la constancia, la dedicación, la lealtad y el amor por lo que haces. Quien realiza este trabajo pensando solamente en el aspecto económico, está perdiendo el tiempo, nunca va a crecer y mucho menos conseguirá sus objetivos. La única fórmula es apreciar y respetar tu trabajo, manteniendo un norte fijo hacia donde quieres ir”. Adicional a los cortes con láser, ¿cómo has logrado fusionar la tecnología con la moda? “La tecnología de corte láser permite hacer maravillas con las telas, las cuales quedan como cicatrizadas evitando que se deshilachen. Hace ocho años traje esta técnica a Venezuela”. “Hoy en día, el nuevo método es la realización de cortes estructurados. Este procedimiento ayuda a que la mujer tenga mayor comodidad y una figura más estilizada a la hora de colocarse el vestido, logrando una mayor adaptación al cuerpo. En el caso de los hombres, se utiliza el triángulo invertido para estilizar la figura a pesar de que la persona sea talla grande. Esto ofrece una mejor caída y evita una apariencia cuadrada”. “El uso de esta aplicación abre muchas puertas, y es una de las técnicas que llevo aplicando desde hace años”.

La moda es cíclica y con el tiempo se repiten algunas tendencias o patrones. ¿Scutaro ha reinventado alguna de sus piezas para adaptarla a estos tiempos? “Reinventarse es un proceso continuo y, efectivamente, la moda es cíclica. Las tendencias y patrones siempre van a retornar, pero hay que tener lucidez para saber qué es lo que va estar en tendencia”. “Volverán los plisados, y las faldas amplias y vaporosas; sin embargo, esta línea la aplique en los años 90. Por eso es importante conservar estos trajes porque tarde o temprano regresan”. l

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elleza… esa máscara externa que proyectamos diariamente y que para muchos es la noción más importante de nuestro ser. ¿Qué significa poseer una imagen atractiva? El concepto de belleza es un asunto tan abstracto y mutable, que resulta difícil definir este criterio. Antes, en los años 50, la sociedad amó a las seductoras ilustraciones pin-up, las mujeres lucían eyeliner arriesgados, curvas generosas y el escote era obligatorio para ser una femme fatale. La libertad fue el emblema de los años 70 y los tapujos se borraron para darle soltura al cuerpo y comprar cuanta laca hubiera en el supermercado. En los 90 todas querían un piercing, tatuarse y el maquillaje tuvo una onda natural-minimalista; pero la cultura hacia la figura comenzó a transformarse gracias a los programas televisivos sobre ejercicios. El cuerpo femenino empezó su ascenso a una propuesta más tonificada y esbelta. Ahora, no hay que ser un erudito para darse cuenta que los cánones de belleza apuntan libremente hacía las cirugías plásticas, retoques específicos y una marcada tendencia al movimiento fitness. Mientras más tonificada, simétrica y delgada sea la

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ONA figura, entonces tendrá un lugar asegurado en los concursos de belleza. La mayoría de las mujeres que participan en este tipo de certámenes, han querido ser reinas desde pequeñas. Se calzaban tacones inmensos y agitaban su mano mientras repetían los movimientos que las llevarían a ganar la corona. Ser reina es un sueño universal y los medios saben que la belleza vende, atrae y genera muchas unidades de negocios. Ser miss no es sonreír junto a una diadema con joyas incrustadas. Ser miss es para siempre y comprende un conjunto de talentos, responsabilidades y obligaciones sociales, morales y profesionales. Ganar un concurso de belleza representa ser ejemplo de entereza, rectitud, esmero y, por qué no, esperanza para una audiencia innumerable. Por esta razón, SPANISH INFLUENTIAL quiso enaltecer el trabajo de varias personalidades internacionales comprometidas con la moda y con la tarea de seleccionar, guiar, vestir y formar a una verdadera representante de la belleza de un país, un continente y del mundo. En las siguientes páginas encontrarán un especial dedicado al mundo del fashion y al encanto femenino. l

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Spanish Lupita Jones Miss Universo 1991

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ientos de mujeres han ganado un cetro de belleza, pero son pocas las que marcan pauta y se alzan como referencia del encanto femenino. Este es el caso Lupita Jones, una mujer con tesón que sumó una corona más al reinado latino y se convirtió en icono para su país, al ser la primera mexicana en ganar el título de Miss Universo. Esta dama ha logrado desarrollar múltiples facetas en el ámbito profesional: desde ser imagen para diversas marcas hasta su trabajo como Embajadora de Buena Voluntad de la ONU. Sin dejar de lado sus actividades como voluntaria en organizaciones contra el maltrato de la mujer y su oficio como escritora y motivadora.

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Su estampa de reina está más vigente que nunca pero el verdadero atractivo radica en su personalidad en pro de la vida sana y el enriquecimiento espiritual. Han pasado varios años desde aquella noche en la ciudad de Las Vegas donde logró coronarse como Miss Universo 1991, y en la actualidad se desempeña como directora nacional de Nuestra Belleza México. Para SPANISH INFLUENTIAL es un honor contar con el talento y propósito de Lupita Jones para engalanar este especial dedicado a las mises.

• Usted fue Miss Universo y ahora es directora nacional de Nuestra Belleza México. En vista que ha desempeñado a cabalidad ambas facetas, ¿cuál es el verdadero aporte de una reina a la sociedad?

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“Como embajadoras de nuestros países, nos convertimos en voceras de buena voluntad en el mundo, promoviendo los valores y destacando lo positivo de nuestras naciones. Como mujeres es un gran orgullo tener esta responsabilidad, ya que nos da la oportunidad de resaltar las fortalezas que tenemos y la capacidad de desenvolvernos en cualquier ámbito con éxito”. “Siempre he dicho que la ganadora de Nuestra Belleza México es responsable de sus acciones. Lo que le pregunto a nuestras chicas es: ¿qué aportas tú a la corona? Y eso influye con la personalidad, las metas y los retos personales de cada una”. “Al convertirse en figuras públicas, son una imagen a seguir, por lo que deben ser conscientes de que cada palabra y cada acto puede tener un efecto en las personas que las siguen, y deben buscar que ese efecto sea positivo y constructivo”.

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Spanish Jacqueline Aguilera Miss Mundo 1995

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n el año 1995, una impactante venezolana de tez blanca y cabellera negra se consagró como Miss Mundo, otorgándole a su país la quinta corona de dicho certamen. Con la victoria, se convirtió en embajadora de Belleza con Propósito, un proyecto de la organización Miss World para recaudar dinero en favor de niños en situaciones desfavorables. Han pasado 21 años desde el triunfo de Jaqueline Aguilera y aún sigue vigente su compromiso con esta causa benéfica, por esto, SPANISH INFLUENTIAL conversó con ella para conocer sus objetivos sociales y descubrir su faceta como madre.

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“Aunque todo ha evolucionado y el concurso se adapta a las nuevas tendencias, siempre prevalece la esencia del certamen. La ganadora es una chica que se destaca en la convivencia, posee el perfil de una embajadora y tiene belleza”.

• En el Miss Mundo se ha diluido la supremacía de las representantes latinas, ¿por qué crees que se debe esta situación? “No lo considero así. El Miss Mundo es el certamen de belleza más antiguo, con una larga tradición y las latinas siempre destacan, de hecho, cuando alguna hispana gana, su país recibe una gran cantidad de visitas”.

• Luego de 21 años de su coronación, ¿de qué manera Belleza con Propósito sigue presente en su vida? “Esta experiencia marcó mi vida. Actualmente trabajo discreta pero activamente con diferentes obras sociales en Venezuela. Una vez que eres Miss Mundo, la vocación por brindar una mano amiga queda en tus principios. No me gusta alardear con las cosas que hago, me propongo ayudar año a año, y es la mayor satisfacción que puedo recibir, más que ganar aplausos o publicidad. Realizo eventos de moda para ONG como Techo o Ama; participo en foros de emprendimiento para mujeres y busco familias adoptivas para animales en situación de riesgo”.

• Actualmente, el Miss Mundo incluye eventos deportivos y culturales, alejándolo del formato original donde participaste. ¿Consideras que aún puede ser catalogado como un concurso de belleza?

• “Si pudieras cumplir un deseo, ¿cuál sería?”. Esa fue la pregunta que le hicieron durante su participación en el Miss Mundo. Hoy en día, con las experiencias que ha vivido ¿qué respondería?

“En casa prevalece la disciplina y el respeto, mientras que en el Instituto Jacqueline Aguilera promuevo la confianza. Debemos desarrollar las destrezas de nuestros hijos, apegados a la honestidad y a la generosidad”.

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“No recuerdo exactamente qué dije en aquel entonces (risas). Sin embargo, desearía el bienestar de toda la humanidad. Una respuesta tradicional para una pregunta típica”.

• Eres catalogada como una de las reinas de mayor popularidad debido a tu sinceridad, ¿esto crea algún compromiso con la gente que te sigue? “No tengo compromiso con nadie más que conmigo misma. Existe la libertad de expresión, por eso soy objetiva y tengo el criterio para emitir opiniones relacionadas con una candidata. La calidad de belleza de nuestras mises ha bajado porque existe un gran negocio detrás de una miss. La opulencia y el exceso de cirugías, han convertido al certamen en un carnaval de disfraces. Las ganadoras son chicas bellas por naturaleza, preparadas académicamente, con principios familiares y una formación integral. Es lamentable ver a las participantes con una ambición desmedida por lograr algo que el destino no les ofrece. ¡Ojalá vuelva el orgullo por ser una miss! Las oportunidades deben ser iguales para todas y donde predomine la verdadera belleza”. l

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realidad son muchas y no sabría decir cuántas he elaborado. No tengo ninguna favorita, aunque la primera corona que hice para el Miss Venezuela, me dio mucha satisfacción y orgullo”.

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“Recientemente hice una corona muy diferente para Nuestra Belleza Latina VIP, y me dio mucha alegría porque representó una nueva tendencia y siempre tratamos de innovar o crear piezas que marquen la diferencia”.

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eorge Wittels se graduó como ingeniero, pero indudablemente tiene alma de artista. El camino que ha trazado en el mundo de la joyería lo ha llevado a exhibir sus delicadas y majestuosas piezas por todo el orbe. Su trabajo como hacedor de coronas de belleza se ha convertido en símbolo de elegancia y finura. Por esta razón, SPANISH INFLUENTIAL decidió engalanar este especial de mises con una conversación amena sobre sus experiencias, las innovaciones de sus obras y sus procesos creativos.

• Algunas de las mujeres más hermosas del mundo han sido la mejor vitrina para exponer su trabajo y han hecho de sus piezas una reliquia. ¿Qué significa ver que su trabajo traspasa fronteras?

“Es una gran satisfacción. Se me han abierto muchas puertas en diversos sitios, he conocido lugares importantes y gente muy interesante. Este año seguiré aprovechando las oportunidades; pienso establecer una sede en otra nación, sin abandonar mi país”.

• Cuando una organización contrata sus servicios, ¿usted decide qué tipo de pedrería usar o son escogidas por el cliente? “Ambas son posibles. En ocasiones trabajo con diseñadores extranjeros que fijan las pautas y los colores, pero frecuentemente yo diseñó la propuesta”. • ¿Cuántas coronas ha realizado? ¿Tiene alguna favorita? “De manera bromista te diría que 50, porque tengo 20 años realizando tiaras y coronas. En

• ¿Cómo elabora una corona estándar que se adapte a la chica ganadora? Sabiendo que el tamaño de la cabeza de cada concursante es totalmente distinto. “Tenemos una medida estándar que se acomoda a cualquier cabeza por medio de una base acolchada y ajustable. No obstante, se han presentado casos de chicas con cabezas muy pequeñas y que ameritaron una corona a su medida; pero solo ha ocurrido en dos o tres oportunidades”. • ¿Le gustaría crear una corona para un concurso en particular? “Me encantaría hacer la corona del Miss Universo, pero es una

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Corona 5 Organización Miss Venezuela (2011-2015) Diadema de cristales, madreperlas y circones engastados. Corona 6 Organización Miss Venezuela (Miss Mundo) Un diseño acompañado por turquesas y zafiros, que aportan una preciosa combinación de tonos azules.

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• Basado en la experiencia que obtuvo como miembro de la Organización Miss Venezuela, ¿cuáles son las cualidades que busca un jurado a la hora de elegir una miss? “A todos nos impacta una mujer que camine y hable con seguridad, que sea simpática, espontánea y con gran personalidad. Estas características siempre sobrepasan a la belleza fisica, porque se supone que en este tipo de concursos todas deben ser bellas. El jurado busca una mujer deseable y accesible, pero que destaque sobre la multitud. Se trata de un factor de magnetismo, que está en la sonrisa y en los movimientos”. • ¿Cómo se detecta el verdadero potencial de una candidata? “Yo no me hubiera perdonado estar expuesto a tanto conocimiento al lado de un gran maestro y no haber aprendido nada. Pienso que he desarrollado un criterio que poco a poco se ha ido afinando. A veces, cuando una miss se destaca en el grupo, cuesta definir exactamente por qué. Son un conjunto de elementos los que hacen que una chica sobresalga en el escenario, pero lo que más impacta es ver a una mujer segura del lugar donde está y feliz de hacer lo que le gusta”. • ¿Considera que los certámenes de belleza forman parte de la cultura latina? ¿Por qué? “Totalmente. En América Latina se rinde culto al cuerpo, a la belleza. Es mucha la importancia que se le dan a estos concursos en nuestro continente, a diferencia de algunos países europeos. Aquí muchas chicas quieren ser modelos, actrices y convertirse en celebridades; una forma de lograrlo es a través de los certámenes de belleza”. • Los cánones de belleza han variado con el tiempo, por ejemplo, ahora observamos cuerpos más tonificados. ¿A qué se debe este auge? “Es una tendencia mundial que apunta hacia la vida saludable, el deporte y la buena alimentación. El estilo fitness se ha posicionado y los cuerpos actuales muestran mejor tono muscular, posturas correctas y siluetas esbeltas. Un cuerpo bien trabajado es un arma letal para un desfile en traje de baño”. • Las reinas de belleza son figuras públicas y, por lo tanto, están expuestas a miles de comentarios de fanáticos que las aplauden y otros que generan bullying. ¿Cómo deberían manejar los comentarios de los seguidores? “Una reina debe estar preparada para las críticas. Es imposible complacer a todo el mundo y no se le puede tapar la boca a la gente o impedir que escriban un mal comentario en las redes. El detalle está en cómo controlar las opiniones sin que te afecten, esa es la gran diferencia. Además, esto es un asunto que se aplica para todo el mundo, no es algo que solo le ocurren a las mises”. l


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Alicia Machado

Corona de gemas y espinas SUS VIVENCIAS NO ESTÁN ENMARCADAS EN EL PAÍS DE LAS MARAVILLAS. DESDE QUE SE CONVIRTIÓ EN UNA FIGURA PÚBLICA SE HA CARACTERIZADO POR NADAR CONTRA LA CORRIENTE. Y ESTO, PRECISAMENTE, HA SIDO SU SELLO o hay persona hispanoamericana que no haya escuchado su nombre. La irreverencia de esta dama la hace merecedora de elogios, pero también de críticas. Sin embargo, con el correr de los años se ha adaptado a convivir con esto.

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En 1996 se coronó Miss Universo y su reinado estuvo marcado por la polémica desde el momento en que el magnate norteamericano Donald Trump –hoy candidato oficial por el Partido Republicano a la presidencia de Estados Unidos–, la sometiera al escarnio público ante los medios comunicaciones, debido a su aumento de peso. No obstante, Machado mostró su entereza y no se dejó doblegar por el incidente. Cuando concluyó la etapa de miss, su fama siguió en la palestra del entretenimiento y el modelaje. Dio el salto a la actuación y, más tarde, incursionó en la música. Alicia Machado, cuarta venezolana en obtener el título de reina universal, de alguna manera representa la historia real de la mujer latina: madre luchadora y ejemplo de familia. Para nosotros personifica una “reina de la vida”. Definitivamente, lo que la hace especial, es su disposición para enfrentar la adversidad, la entrega por su trabajo y la versatilidad con la que explora nuevas facetas de su carrera: ha ganado varios reconocimientos actorales, fue jurado de shows televisivos y desarrolló su propia marca de cosméticos, perfumes y jeans.

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Luz Marina Zuluaga (1938-2015)

Corona eterna

ranscurría el 11 de noviembre de 1957 cuando apareció Luz Marina Zuluaga, una jovencita representante del departamento Caldas, en el Concurso Nacional de Belleza de Colombia. Su nombre era conocido porque antes de este concurso, había sido reina de la feria de Manizales. Sin embargo, esa noche su ilusión de ganar la corona se desvaneció al ser nombrada Virreina y ver cómo Doris Gil era coronada Señorita Colombia.

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Al pasar los días, un representante de lareconocida marca de cosméticos Loreal, invitó a Zuluaga a un almuerzo en Bogotá. Ella pensó que dicha reunión se trataba de una propuesta publicitaria, pero el encuentro era para proponerle que fuera la representante de Colombia para el Miss Universo. Ella se negó, pues no era la ganadora del certamen, pero el destino le tenía una sorpresa: la flamante reina titular decidió abdicar y, de esta manera, le dio paso a Luz Marina como la nueva soberana de la belleza colombiana. Con poca experiencia en el mundo del modelaje, Zuluaga tuvo la oportunidad de observar a Miss Suecia, Miss USA, Miss Francia, Miss Hawái y Miss Italia en un desfile de modas en Bogotá. Ver la pasarela de estas concursantes le sirvió como único entrenamiento. Durante el concurso de Miss Universo, celebrado en Long Beach, California, Estados Unidos, sus opciones a la corona fueron aumentando, pero su poco dominio del inglés parecía ser la condición que la alejaba de la ansiada tiara. No obstante, la simpatía pudo más y Luz Marina Zuluaga, con 18 años de edad, se coronó como la primera Miss Universo colombiana en 1958, recibiendo la corona y una capa de armiño por parte de Gladys Zender, la reina peruana que había deslumbrado el año anterior. Debido a problemas políticos y una Junta Militar en Colombia, Luz Marina tuvo que esperar varios días para poder regresar a su tierra. Luego de que Alberto Lleras Camargo tomara la presidencia, Zuluaga pisa suelo barranquillero. Fue recibida con máximos honores por buques de la Armada Nacional, los cuales se trasladaron desde la ciudad de Cartagena.

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Durante una entrevista, Zuluaga confesó: “Ser Miss Universo cambió mi vida. Ya no podía caminar por la calle. Esa vida ya no existía. Cuando entregué la corona quedé con un boom tremendo por mucho tiempo”. La reina colombiana falleció el 2 de diciembre de 2015 por un paro cardiorrespiratorio, pero su legado sigue brillando entre las soberanas más hermosas del mundo. l -AG


Susana Duijm (1936-2016)

Primera de la dinastía

SER INOLVIDABLE ANTE LOS OJOS DE LA SOCIEDAD LATINOAMERICANA Y EN ESPECIAL LA VENEZOLANA, ES UN CALIFICATIVO QUE NO TODAS LAS REINAS DE BELLEZA LLEGAN A POSEER ablar de Carmen Susana Duijm Zubillaga, es remontarse a los años 50, donde los cánones de belleza eran totalmente distintos a los actuales. Con una tez morena, cabellera negra, ojos café oscuro, 1,74 m de estatura y con un cuerpo de curvas estilizadas, esta mujer se convirtió en la primera latina en ostentar el título de Miss Mundo. Cabe destacar que la mayor cualidad de esta reina fue la sencillez, cuya característica se convirtió en su sello personal.

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Durante su participación en el concurso Miss Venezuela 1955, celebrado en el salón Naiguatá del Hotel Tamanaco de Caracas, Wolfgang Larrazábal Ugueto, militar de la armada venezolana y miembro del jurado, decretó que la ganadora del certamen era Mireya Casas. Sin embargo, Carola Reverón de Behrens, distinguida dama de la época, propuso que la ganadora fuera escogida por los aplausos del público. De esta manera, todo el salón estalló en algarabía por Susana Duijm, representante del estado Miranda, convirtiéndose en la representante de Venezuela para el Miss Universo, donde lograría alzarse como semifinalista. Pero su travesía no terminaría allí. Luego del Miss Universo, Duijm recibió la invitación de Eric Douglas Morley, presidente de la Organización Miss Mundo, para que participara en su concurso que se llevaría a cabo en Londres, Inglaterra. El 20 de octubre de 1955, la beldad venezolana venció a 21 concursantes y conquistó la capital de Reino Unido para proclamarse como la primera latina en ganar la corona de Miss Mundo. Su reinado no pasó desapercibido. A pocos días de su coronación, Duijm apareció en la portada de la prestigiosa revista francesa Paris Match. También fue modelo de Oleg Cassini, uno de los diseñadores más célebres de la época. Una vez que culminó su reinado, cosechó éxitos nacionales e internacionales. Esta admirada venezolana falleció el 18 de junio de 2016 en la isla de Margarita, pero siempre será “Susana, la primera Miss Mundo hispanoamericana”. l -AG SEPTIEMBRE / OCTUBRE 2016 SPANISH

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Rachael Yvonne Davis

Miss Plus VIVIMOS EN TIEMPOS DONDE LOS ESTEREOTIPOS DE BELLEZA SON CADA VEZ MÁS AMPLIOS, Y ESTA MUJER SE ENCARGA DE EXPONER AL MUNDO QUE UNA REINA DE BELLEZA NO ES SOLAMENTE UN CUERPO FITNESS, SINO UN CONJUNTO DE CUALIDADES INTEGRALES QUE VAN MÁS ALLÁ DE LAS MEDIDAS 90-60-90

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avis podría definirse como una mujer fuerte, audaz, bella e inteligente. Un accidente automovilístico marcó un antes y un después en su vida. Este intrincado episodio sirvió como punto de partida para iniciar campañas de concienciación en escuelas y hospitales, transmitiendo mensajes motivacionales enfocados en la importancia de la seguridad en los vehículos. También conocida como RYD, fue Miss Nueva York Plus Latina 2014 y Miss Texas Latina Plus 2013. Actualmente ostenta el título de señorita Lone Star Plus América. Ha logrado el respeto de sus fans y amigos, porque cada uno de sus éxitos representan una muestra de esfuerzo y entusiasmo. De hecho, en 2014 recibió el Empowermet Award, por su liderazgo y actos desinteresados. Davis se desempeña como directora de United Enterprise, una boutique de publicidad dedicada a evaluar el potencial de las marcas, ofreciendo asesoría a sus clientes para hacer que sus productos sean rentables y de provecho para la humanidad. Fotografía: Bode Timón Asistente: Holly Kissinger Maquillaje: Riska Crowder Accesorios y estilismo: Charmaine Mariscal www.charmainemarshall.com Director artístico: Porsha Strong Vestuario: Belk

“Busco transformar vidas para mejor. Esta misión representa la fuerza que está detrás de todo lo que hago”, comenta Davis en su página web. Sin duda, una mujer ejemplar para la comunidad global. l

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Altos de Chavón,

rica cultura en un solo lugar ES UN SITIO ELEGANTE QUE ASEMEJA UNA VILLA MEDITERRÁNEA DEL SIGLO XVI. QUIEN LO VISITE SE TRANSPORTARÁ A LO DIVINO DE LA NATURALEZA, A LA RELAJACIÓN Y VIVIRÁ INTENSAS AVENTURAS kPOR JESSIKA GONZÁLEZ FOTOGRAFÍAS JOSÉ LUIS VENEGAS

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i tu intención es divertirte haciendo turismo y ampliar la lista de lugares conocidos, descubre uno de los encantos de República Dominicana: los Altos de Chavón, una localidad conocida como la “Ciudad de los Artistas” y sede cultural de este país. Se encuentra cerca del río Chavón, río de 63 kilómetros que se origina en la Coordillera Oriental, una de las tres principales zonas montañosas de la nación caribeña.

Su historia se remonta al año 1976, cuando se utilizaron las ruinas de una montaña de piedra, para la construcción de una carretera. Charles Bludhorn fue el encargado del levantamiento de este reflejo de ciudad medieval del siglo XVI. Diseñado de forma meticulosa por el arquitecto dominicano José Antonio Caro y el experto diseñador y cinematógrafo italiano Roberto Coppa. En Altos de Chavón, cada detalle ha sido elaborado por artesanos locales.

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Dentro de sus atractivos se encuentra el Museo Arqueológico Regional, ubicado en el corazón de Altos de Chavón. Este exposición presenta una extraordinaria colección de objetos precolombinos que relatan los primeros años de historia de República Dominicana. Alberga más de 3.000 piezas, algunas de ellas han sido presentadas en exhibiciones internacionales, como el Museo del Barrio en Nueva York, el Petit Palais en París y en el quinto centenario del Descubrimiento de América en Sevilla, España. La iglesia de San Estanislao está ubicada en el centro de la aldea. Su nombre es en honor a S. S Juan

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Pablo II. San Estanislao es el patrón de Polonia, país de origen del Sumo Pontífice. Actualmente, se utiliza para llevar a cabo matrimonios y otros eventos. El icónico anfiteatro fue inaugurado en 1982 con el concierto Concert for the Americas, donde participaron Frank Sinatra, Heart, Carlos Santana y Buddy Rich. El lugar puede albergar hasta cinco mil personas. Esta maravilla arquitectónica ha sido escenario de innumerables eventos e importantes presentaciones de artistas como Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Fernández, Marc Anthony, Juan Luis Guerra, Julio Iglesias, Plácido Domingo, Michel Camilo, entre otros.


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La galería de arte cuenta con trabajos de artistas dominicanos de renombre, además de personajes de todo el mundo que contribuyen a impulsar un diálogo creativo e intercultural. La Escuela de Diseño, fundada en 1983, imparte conocimientos sobre diseño de modas, gráfico digital, bellas artes e ilustración. También alberga talleres de alfarería, serigrafía y tejido. Durante la inauguración del instituto asistieron Frank Sinatra y Carlos Santana. La escuela cuenta con un enfoque multicultural hacia la educación en el arte y el diseño, promoviendo a que los estudiantes compitan en círculos de diseño

internacionales, expandan su educación en artes aplicadas y sirvan como esencia creativa para la industria. El intenso programa de arte y diseño culmina con un diploma de asociado en ciencias aplicadas en una de las tres especialidades: diseño de modas, diseño de comunicaciones o bellas artes. La escuela está afiliada a Parsons School of Design en New York y a otras academias ubicadas en Francia y Japón. Además, poseen el programa Interín impartido dos veces al año: en primavera y en verano. Este proyecto está dividido en cursos técnicos de dos semanas, impartidos por profesores de la escuela y artistas invitados.

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Esta cultural villa mediterránea está abierta para todos los que se interesen por conocerla. Anteriormente la entrada era gratuita pero ahora cobran un porcentaje en dólares para disfrutar de sus instalaciones. Un dato curioso, es que

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el río Chavón, donde se obtiene una magnífica panorámica de la ciudad, fue el marco escogido para la grabación de épicas escenas de películas famosas como Apocalypse Now (1979), Rambo II (1985) y Jurassic Park (1993). l


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Marketing digital QUEREMOS QUE CREZCAS Y DESARROLLES TUS IDEAS AL MÁXIMO. SI DESEAS DESCUBRIR Y MANEJAR LAS TÉCNICAS ONLINE PARA POTENCIAR TU MARCA, TE INVITAMOS A SEGUIR ESTA PRIMERA PARTE DEDICADA A LAS ESTRATEGIAS DE MEDIOS DIGITALES

para Pymes

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as empresas que se dedican al marketing digital, ayudan a elaborar estrategias o planes de asesoramiento para impulsar tu marca a través del mundo cibernético. Sin embargo, en ocasiones tu presupuesto no se ajusta a las tarifas que ofrecen estas agencias. Debido a esto, decidimos escribir la primera fase de una guía para Pymes y enseñarte a utilizar las herramientas básicas para desarrollar tu empresa. Aun así, te recomendamos que consultes a un especialista en la materia.


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Estos son algunos de los procesos más importantes en esta área: 1.- Redes sociales y publicidad. 2.- Posicionamiento en buscadores y marketing de contenidos. 3.- Publicidad en buscadores (SEM). 4.- Email marketing. 5.- Analítica web. 6.- E-commerce. 7- Publicidad display. 8.- Marketing móvil. 9.- Administración de comunidades. El primer paso que debes ejecutar antes de empezar a utilizar estas herramientas digitales, es conocer tu mercado, segmentarlo y elaborar un plan de acción que refuerce tu imagen corporativa. Una vez cumplas con este requisito, empezaremos con la primera aplicación principal: redes sociales. Estas plataformas no solo ayudan a crear branding, también generan ventas y son la forma más rápida de posicionarte. Te indicamos una de las redes sociales con mayor alcance de comercialización:

Facebook Acá puedes presentar tu marca o producto y gozar de interacciones inmediatas con tus consumidores. También ofrece la facilidad para elaborar campañas e incluso vender tus productos con ayuda de aplicaciones.

1 Primero debes crear una cuenta, dentro de ella po-

drás establecer una página o fanpage para hacer publicaciones relacionadas a tu marca o producto. Es importante que no uses tu cuenta personal para los contenidos de tu empresa, podrías cometer el error de postear algo indebido y esto afectaría a tu marca negativamente.

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Usa los encabezados de la página para destacar lo más importante: promociones o datos de otros servicios. Utiliza tu logotipo como la imagen de perfil de tu fanpage y usa el nombre de tu empresa con el tipo de giro. Ejemplo: Motorspeed/Taller de autos.

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Con la fanpage o página de Facebook, obtendrás mayor visibilidad, la opción de medir tu alcance y crear campañas publicitarias. La plataforma es amigable con SEO.

4 Elabora un calendario de programación. Orga-

niza tus posteos y el contenido que difundirás: te recomendamos dos o tres publicaciones diarias. Esta planificación te ayudará a controlar la información que compartes y a seguir los resultados que han tenido tus campañas con las métricas que vienen integradas en la fanpage.

5 Si tu marca lleva eslogan, recuerda que debe ser

un texto corto, concreto y conciso.

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Programa un tema diferente por día. No es necesario que diariamente postees contenidos de tu empresa, puedes seleccionar uno o dos días para compartir temas de interés general. Esto evitará la monotonía y tus seguidores no se cansarán de ver siempre lo mismo.

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Tómate el tiempo para publicar imágenes en una óptima resolución. Edítalas, existen programas sencillos y gratuitos que te ayudarán en esta tarea.

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Invita clientes a tu fanpage y recuerda que la red social tiene un sistema de chateo, úsalo con tus consumidores. Contesta lo más pronto posible, porque Facebook mide en horas tu tiempo de respuesta y es malo tener un porcentaje bajo.

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LuaBooks, el futuro de la lectura

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a lectura es un sendero infinito de historias que nos transportan a múltiples escenarios; es la interacción especial entre las palabras y la imaginación. Ahora los libros comunes cobran vida gracias a las herramientas digitales que utiliza la editorial colombiana Luabooks.

ESTA EDITORIAL REALIZÓ UNA HAZAÑA CREATIVA, MEZCLANDO LA TRADICIONAL GRAMÁTICA INFANTIL Y JUVENIL CON NUEVAS TECNOLOGÍAS, HACIENDO DEL COSMOS LITERARIO UNA EXPERIENCIA MÁS PLACENTERA E INOLVIDABLE

Incursión a la aventura Los fundadores de este novedoso proyecto son Lizardo Carvajal, autor de cuentos ilustrados e interactivos como El pájaro de los mil cantos y El vendedor de sandías, junto a Juan Saab, especialista en el desarrollo de software. Ambos apostaron por un estilo innovador que captara la atención de niños

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kPOR ELIZABETH GUTIÉRREZ y jóvenes, con el propósito de avivar el interés por la lectura a través de textos atractivos y formativos. Esta iniciativa ha influido de manera masiva en la sociedad lectora, producto del trabajo en equipo por parte de narradores, traductores aliados con los responsables


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de la composición musical y la edición de sonido. Actualmente se han convertido en la primera editorial con más experiencia y amplio desarrollo tecnológico en Colombia.

Un sueño hecho realidad Belleza estética, personajes fantásticos e historias únicas, son los protagonistas de estas propuestas. El lector no solamente tiene la oportunidad de leer, además puede ver, escuchar, tocar, construir y narrar los relatos de su preferencia. Estos libros transmedia contienen cortometrajes animados y una selección especial de aplicaciones interactivas compatibles con computadoras, tablets y teléfonos inteligentes.

Método sencillo y didáctico Con solo colocar el teléfono inteligente sobre la lámina de papel, en cuestión de segundos las ilustraciones se transformarán en dibujos animados y simultáneamente se reprodujeran sonidos. De esta manera, el lector estará completamente involucrado con el relato. Los libros se encuentran en diversos idiomas. Se pueden adquirir en librerías o comprarlos vía online. Por otra parte, los cortometrajes son distribuidos gratuitamente en Youtube.

Contrastes Uno de los elementos que diferencia a LuaBooks de otras editoriales es la delicada orientación de los símbolos empleados en el desenlace de cada narración, ilustración y musicalización. Cada lectura, se encuentra intrínsecamente relacionada con la melodía e imagen que la acompaña. Se trata de una propuesta interesante que cautiva de inicio a fin. Por otro lado, la editorial ofrece herramientas didácticas con carácter pedagógico. Los textos están acompañados por una guía para padres y maestros, con la intención de respaldar el principal objetivo de la marca: promover el concepto de libertad entre jóvenes y niños. l

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“¡Como vestir al mundo! La vida no es un ensayo general, así que asegúrate de ser exactamente quien quieres ser...”

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Cómo evitar dolores

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A PARTIR DE LOS AÑOS 70 LA FRASE “NO PAIN, NO GAIN” ERA LA MEJOR MOTIVACIÓN PARA CONSEGUIR RESULTADOS FÍSICOS. HOY EN DÍA, MUCHAS PERSONAS SIGUEN ENTRENANDO BAJO ESTE CONCEPTO, PERO HAY QUE TOMAR EN CUENTA LOS LÍMITES DEL CUERPO PARA EVITAR FUTURAS LESIONES

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uchas veces realizamos deportes para mejorar nuestra integridad física, pero también existen casos en que abusamos de las preparaciones y ponemos en riesgo nuestra salud. Realizar cualquier disciplina de manera regular nos ofrece sensaciones de satisfacción y superación personal, lo cual nos mantiene motivados pero hay que ser conscientes y saber cómo, cuánto y qué debemos realizar al momento de entrenar. Por eso es necesario contar con la supervisión de una persona especializada en la materia o documentarnos bien al respecto. Pero hay interrogantes que azotan a los deportistas principiantes: ¿Qué debemos hacer cuando el dolor aparece durante los días posteriores al entrenamiento? ¿Cómo no perder la motivación? ¿Qué debemos realizar para mitigar estos malestares musculares?

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Para todos estos casos debemos actuar con responsabilidad y entender que todos los cuerpos reaccionan de manera distinta y la tolerancia al dolor dependerá de cada quien. No obstante, existen muchos métodos para evitar estas molestias.

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Hidratación: Durante una sesión de entrenamiento, dependiendo de la intensidad con la cual se ejecute (aeróbico o anaeróbico), suele perderse una gran cantidad de líquido. El agua cumple una función vital en el proceso metabólico, porque a través de él ocurren importantes transferencias de nutrientes. Una hidratación correcta mejora todas nuestras funciones. Mientras dure la jornada puedes tomar agua o jugos naturales. Estudios recientes demuestran que debemos hidratarnos en la medida que se requiera, es decir, cuando estemos sedientos. La sensación de sed, es el mejor indicador.

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Ejercicios anaeróbicos: Comprende actividades breves con poco consumo de oxígeno, basadas en la fuerza, tales como el levantamiento de pesas.

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(estiramiento/stretching): Tómate 15 minutos de estiramiento suave, esto ayudará a que los músculos se repongan rápidamente. La mayoría de las personas acumulan horas de entrenamiento semanales y no llegan a elongar ni siquiera un 0,3% de ese total de tiempo entrenado. Independientemente del deporte que realices, comienza estirando los músculos más grandes, aquellos que tienen más amplitud y, por lo tanto, son más fibrosos: pectorales, femorales, glúteos, dorsales y deltoides. También trabaja los bíceps, tríceps y gemelos.

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Ejercicios aeróbicos: Actividad física que necesita de una cantidad elevada de oxigeno (respiración). Comprende ejercicios de resistencia como caminar, trotar y bailar.

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El tiempo de pausa es muy importante. No solo implica dejar el cuerpo en total reposo, también puedes realizar cualquier otra actividad que no demande mucho esfuerzo. Todo esto permitirá que el proceso de reparación y recuperación del musculo suceda de manera natural. Los masajes mejoran la circulación y liberan molestias musculares como contracturas, calambres leves y espasmos esporádicos.

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Baños con hielo: Este tratamiento es considerado un analgésico natural y promueve el restablecimiento de los músculos con mayor rapidez. Además, reduce los dolores y evita lesiones. Estos baños son ideales luego de realizar maratones, triatlones o cualquier competencia de larga duración.


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Dormir: Durante el sueño el cuerpo produce la hormona del crecimiento (GH) responsable del desarrollo y restauración de los tejidos musculares.

7 Prevenir el sobre-entrenamiento: Evita

los excesos y malos ejercicios. Diseña una rutina de entrenamiento certificada por un especialista. El abuso corporal limita tus resultados y retarda la recuperación llevándote a la desmotivación.

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rutina de entrenamiento puede ser muy beneficioso. Ambas ayudan a mantener en equilibrio tu estado anímico y descansar de manera activa durante el proceso de recuperación. Lo más importante de la recuperación es escuchar tu cuerpo: si te sientes cansado o adolorido, debes disminuir la carga de entrenamiento hasta que logres reanimarte.

Plena felicidad Estas son las hormonas responsables de la sensación de bienestar que sentimos después de ejercitarnos y, además, nos permiten lidiar con el dolor. Endorfinas: Hormona de la felicidad, alegría y euforia. Funciona como un analgésico natural, reduciendo el dolor, la ansiedad y el estrés. Si bien su liberación es inmediata tras el ejercicio, las endorfinas son recordadas por nuestro cuerpo y nos motivan a regresar al movimiento. Dopamina: Es la hormona que nos permite experimentar una sensación de placer tras el ejercicio, creando un vínculo entre la excitación y el estímulo de continuar con cualquier actividad. A mayores niveles de dopamina, reducimos la ingesta de dulces, tabaco y drogas. Serotonina: Esta sustancia calma nuestro organismo y nos aleja de los estados depresivos. También permite conciliar mejor el sueño y reduce los efectos del cansancio y los dolores. l

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os pensamientos, los sentimientos, las emociones y la vida interior, forman parte de nosotros. Estas inquietudes integran el alma, la cual no tiene tiempo ni espacio y busca evolucionar. Por otra parte, el cuerpo posee tiempo y espacio, su objetivo es sobrevivir y pasar la vida; mientras que la mente no tiene espacio, pero sí tiempo y su función es hacer que el cuerpo sobreviva individualmente y se desarrolle en unión con sus intenciones u objetivos. Cuando no existe un equilibrio con los elementos que integran el ser, ocurre un conflicto o crisis, con el propósito de restablecer el orden. Dependiendo del nivel de conciencia del individuo o espíritu, este podrá estabilizarse con su ser y todo lo que lo rodea. El espíritu es el mediador entre el cuerpo y el alma. La armonía se logra teniendo presente el principio oriental del yin y el yang: la existencia

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de dos polaridades opuestas, pero que crean una unidad y forman parte de ella, por ejemplo: la luz y la oscuridad, el día y la noche, lo femenino y lo masculino. El cuerpo requiere un espacio físico para vivir (el planeta, el país, la ciudad, el hogar). A través del feng shui se equilibran todos los niveles de vida del individuo en su espacio físico (profesión, amor, familia,


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prosperidad, bienestar, creatividad, hijos, estudios y reconocimiento), para que esté en simetría consigo mismo y con su entorno.

El sistema inmunitario es el encargado de defender y mantener a estos agentes en equilibrio. Ellos tienen un lugar específico para estar. Por ejemplo, la bacteria Escherichia coli se encuentra en el intestino y ayuda a la digestión, pero si pasa a otro lugar del cuerpo, causa problemas. De ocurrir algo así, el sistema inmunitario, a través de sus defensas, comienza a restablecer el equilibrio con estos microorganismos: se despliegan los glóbulos blancos, los linfocitos y los macrófagos. Si el problema es mayor, se usan todas las fuerzas: aparece la fiebre, el organismo que incrementa los procesos metabólicos.

La historia de la familia forma parte del individuo. Reconocer las historias de nuestros ancestros nos ayuda a tomar conciencia de quiénes somos. También debemos tener presente a cuáles colectivos pertenecemos. Ellos tienen un país; una cultura; una historia; un espíritu o conciencia que los mueve. Cuando no logramos atender un conflicto en nuestra vida −indicador de que hay un desequilibrio−, esta situación se manifiesta en diferentes formas, por ejemplo: usamos a otra persona como espejo de lo que no resolvemos dentro de nosotros mismos; si existe un problema en la misión de vida o profesión, no es de extrañar que algo físico se dañe justo en la coordenada que, por feng shui, representa el trabajo. Todo lo que nos rodea y forma parte del espíritu nos empieza a dar pistas de lo que no hemos resuelto. El conflicto o crisis se vuelve una herramienta para restablecer el orden. Cuando este sistema entra en peligro, la mente, que está programada desde la infancia, busca tomar el control de la situación. Pero ella está cargada con creencias, programas o softwares obsoletos que requieren ser actualizados a cada momento. Cuando el conflicto se vuelve más complejo o no se atiende, el problema entre lo interior y exterior del ser se manifiesta en el cuerpo físico a través de las enfermedades. Nuestro cuerpo convive, dentro y fuera de él, con muchas especies de microorganismos. Algunos son muy útiles, otros son inofensivos y otros son peligrosos.

La armonía se logra teniendo presente el principio oriental del yin y el yang: la existencia de dos polaridades opuestas, pero que crean una unidad y forman parte de ella, por ejemplo: la luz y la oscuridad, el día y la noche, lo femenino y lo masculino.

Si la fiebre se disminuye artificialmente, se reduce la posibilidad de que nuestro sistema haga el trabajo completo. Si se suministran antibióticos, eliminarán las bacterias malas, pero también las buenas. Cuando los gérmenes alcanzan la vía linfática, se habla de envenenamiento sanguíneo, y se manifiesta con enrojecimiento e inflamación de los vasos linfáticos afectados. En este caso, los antibióticos ayudan a detener este peligroso proceso. Si los gérmenes llegan a las vías sanguíneas, pueden producir septicemia, en este caso, la persona debe guardar reposo absoluto y dedicar sus energías a la lucha defensiva. Para comprender el poder curativo detrás de las enfermedades, recomiendo como lectura Nuevos caminos para sanar, del doctor Ruediger Dahlke. No asumir los retos de crecimiento que aparecen en la vida a través de los conflictos o crisis, nos conduce al debilitamiento, tanto de nuestros niveles de vida como del sistema inmunitario. Si enfrentamos o asumimos los nuevos retos; cambiamos o reprogramamos nuestra mente; creamos pensamientos positivos; reconocemos nuestra historia familiar y colectiva; trabajamos con nuestro interior y con nuestras emociones; mejoramos el espacio físico y cuidamos del medio ambiente, contribuiremos al equilibrio de los aspectos que conforman nuestro ser y al refuerzo de nuestro sistema inmunológico. De esta manera, encontraremos el equilibrio. l

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la vida cotidiana estos individuos suelen ser irónicos, descalificadores, anticipan las intenciones negativas del otro, recuerdan ofensas históricas como si hubieran ocurrido ayer. Son personas que necesitan la intensidad de este tipo de emociones. Viven ofendidos simplemente porque el

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otro no entiende sus necesidades. Desarrollan un amor netamente pasional, donde experimentan sensaciones extremas como la felicidad, euforia, ansiedad, miedo y hasta el desconsuelo. Las emociones pueden ser tanto positivas como negativas pero, en cualquier caso, son sumamente intensas, y esa es la razón por la cual estas parejas permanecen unidas.


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Sus lazos son adictivos y adoptan formas dependientes. Estas parejas necesitan la relación para crear un sentido de seguridad que no pueden conseguir de otra forma. Esta clase de montaña rusa emocional es común en una relación amorosa difícil, pero usted debe saber que permanecer en una relación de este tipo es perjudicial y peligrosa para la salud. Puede trastornar la autoestima y destruir la confianza en sí mismo con tanta certeza como fumar es dañino para los pulmones.

“Él sabe que ella no le conviene, pero no puede vivir sin su amor”. Y así van pasando los años, la relación se vuelve más agresiva y enfermiza pero respaldada por el supuesto amor que esa pareja jura tenerse. Cuando estamos enamorados, no vemos a la pareja como es en realidad, sino como nosotros creemos que es, y le atribuimos cualidades que no son como las vemos o que, inclusive, no existen. En algunos casos, el enamoramiento trasciende hasta convertirse en un verdadero trastorno psicológico, donde la persona idealiza al ser amado, se obsesiona con pensamientos relacionados a él, tiene un profundo deseo de unirse a él, considera posible la fusión de los dos para transformarse en uno solo; además de presentar fuertes sentimientos de apego hacia la pareja, generalmente con grandes componentes sexuales.

Cuando la gente dice que la relación con su pareja –amante o esposo(a)- le está matando, puede que sea verdad. Las tensiones y los cambios químicos provocados por este estrés pueden desestabilizar cualquiera de sus sistemas orgánicos, absorber toda su energía y disminuir la resistencia a cualquier tipo de microbio hostil y oportunista. A menudo pueden conducir al abuso de válvulas de escape poco saludables como el alcohol, las anfetaminas, los barbitúricos, los narcóticos, los tranquilizantes, las persecuciones temerarias e incluso actos públicos suicidas. Veamos algunos ejemplos sobre relaciones tormentosas: En mi caso reinaba la obsesión. La dama deseaba poseer sin medidas; sin embargo, no entregaba lo suficiente, en comparación al amor que pedía. Ella exigía más que sexo, deseaba sumisión, aislamiento. Eduardo, 35 años. Cuando no era uno, era el otro quien mortificaba. Susana, 25 años. Él por mentiroso y yo por insistente, buscándolo y llamándolo. Mildred, 19 años. Considero que él era la persona problemática, ya que por todo se molestaba. Rosana, 24 años. Él siempre fue infiel. Luisa, 29 años. Él era tormentoso, me amenazaba con que se iba a cortar las venas si lo dejaba. Dora, 33 años. Me sentía acosada. Karla, 21 años.

Igualmente, el enamorado que padece esta clase de adicción, está convencido de que el amor durará para siempre, es capaz de sacrificar cualquier cosa por la persona amada, y presenta una gran necesidad de reciprocidad. De hecho, sus estados de ánimo varían de acuerdo a la percepción que tenga en cada momento acerca del amor de su pareja hacia él (ella). Algunos ejemplos: Como estaba tan ciega no me daba cuenta de lo nocivo que era ese hombre para mí. Zulay, 34 años. Siempre me manipulaba y se aprovechaba de los sentimientos que le tenía. Iris, 36 años. Ella siempre me maltrataba, pero siento que la amo, estaría dispuesto a seguirla queriendo. Luis Ramón, 28 años. Amo demasiado a ese hombre y pienso que me muero si nos dejamos a pesar de todo lo malo de nuestra relación. Mailyn, 21 años. Nos separamos pero solo espero que pase el tiempo y olvidarlo porque todavía lo sigo extrañando. Andrea, 22 años.

En muchos casos las relaciones tormentosas se mantienen por el amor (sea esto verdad o no), y es que para muchas cosas inexcusables se ha utilizado el amor. Aquí muestro algunos ejemplos: “Sabemos que ella cometió el error de escoger a ese hombre como su pareja, pero lo hizo enamorada”. O este que dice:

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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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here are many smart and healthy options to choose from but let’s focus on oatmeal, a quick and easy choice that can be modified to your own preferences.

Reasons to consider having oatmeal for breakfast: Beta-glucan, the specific soluble fiber found in oatmeal, is able to regulate blood pressure and lower the bad type of cholesterol. The bad type of cholesterol is referred to as “LDL”, and in short, the less LDL you have, the less prone to heart disease you are. This would be exactly why some people say oatmeal is a “hearthealthy” food.

It’s full of soluble fiber, which in short, keeps you filled up for a longer time. You won’t feel hungry for a while after you eat oatmeal. This saves you from reaching for potentially unhealthy snacks throughout the day.

Oatmeal is whole grain, so unlike many other grain-based foods, the nutrition hasn’t been lost through processing. Before you buy your oatmeal, there are a couple of things you need to know. Dry

oatmeal comes either pre-cooked or not. Either one is fine, but know “quick cook” oats have already been cooked, so it will take far less time to make. Also, be very wary of pre-flavored oatmeal. Many types of oatmeal, especially the kind that comes individually packaged, have flavors like “apple and cinnamon” or “peaches and cream”, or other typical oatmeal flavors. These are not your best bet for a healthy breakfast. If you look at the sugar content, you will see the sugar level is far too high for a smart start to your day. Instead, make sure you get the type of oatmeal that is absolutely unflavored. If plain oatmeal is too bland for you, sweeten it just a bit with natural honey. Good and natural honey is a whole food (it’s not processed and mixed with a bunch of sketchy ingredients) and is a smart choice for a sweetener. Here’s how to make your oatmeal breakfast bowl:

1. Start with measuring out the dry oats. A good amount for breakfast is one half cup of dry oats. Usually, one half cup would require about a cup of liquid to cook.

2. Choose your liquid. As for the liquid, most people use either water or milk. Water is, obviously less

calories, but milk brings a richer flavor. Consider making your oatmeal with almond milk, coconut milk, or flax milk. This keeps you from missing out on a creamy texture, and it infuses the benefits of the milk you use. For instance, almond milk would give your oatmeal a great protein boost and flax milk would boost your oatmeal with healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

3. Combine your dry oats with the liquid, and heat it up. Check your oatmeal packaging for a suggestion on the time it takes to warm up your oatmeal. Be careful, as oatmeal is known to puff up and overflow in the microwave! If it starts to boil over, stop the microwave for a moment, mix your oatmeal, and if it’s still not ready, stick it back in and continue heating it up. Your oatmeal will be finished cooking when the liquid is all soaked into the oats. You may heat it up to your desired consistency, but keep in mind it tends to solidify a couple of minutes after you take it away from the heat.

4. Amp it up. Add in ingredients to really give your breakfast that extra kick. Mix in fresh fruit to naturally sweeten your bowl. Stir in some cinnamon for extra flavoring. Toss in some chopped almonds or peanuts for added texture and protein. If you have them, add in a couple pinches of chia seeds for good measure! This has been your guide to creating a powerful breakfast that will fuel you up for the first half of your day. Find your favorite way of creating oatmeal and get ready to kick your mornings up with energy. l

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1. Hit up the kitchen. There is so much fun to be had in the kitchen. If you want a friendly contest, challenge your friends to a cooking competition. Let family members or other friends sample each dish and vote on a winner. Or, if you’re down for collaboration, find out how crazy you can get with a recipe. This is especially fun for desserts, but any recipe can get ridiculous if you try hard enough. And, who knows - maybe you’ll accidentally create and discover your next favorite food. 2. Create a mock photoshoot. Let’s be honest… hamming it up in front of a camera is a common guilty pleasure. Why hold it back? Even if you just have a phone camera, you and your friends can be as silly or as serious as you want to be. If you’d like, pull out props and costume additions and try your hand at modeling. In the end, you’ll have lots of laughs and a bunch of pictures to save for future #tbt posts. 224 TEEN

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3. Hide and seek! Never underestimate the entertainment choices of your younger self. Revisit this game that you used to play as a kid. Chances are, now that you’re older and can play more tactfully, it’ll be even more fun. Also, it will definitely be a blast to the past and you’ll feel some of that good nostalgia. 4. Look at old photos. Following along the “walk

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down memory lane” thread, pull out old photo books and laugh over funny pictures from a long time ago. This can be sometimes embarrassing, sometimes happy, and sometimes even sad, but your friends will get to know a lot more about you and who you are. Looking at old pictures with a new person will remind you of moments in your life that you now get to retell.

5. Make an indoor scavenger hunt. Choose a handful of items that one person hides and the other people look for. If you’d like, split into teams and for this. To make it more difficult and more time-consuming, include notes from location to location, cluing you in on where the next object is. There are many different ways you can create a scavenger hunt. Choose one and go for it.

6. Construct a blanket fort. Drape bedsheets across couches and tables to build your own hideout. Stuff it with pillows, more blankets, and snacks, and spend the day chit chatting with friends in your handmade home.

7. Create a time capsule. Find a small box to fill up with small momentos. Stuff it with whatever you think you’d like to find in a few years. Write a couple of notes to yourself or to your friends, explaining how current life is like, or predicting how life further down the road will be. If you have pictures printed out, throw a couple in for good measure. Maybe even store away some cash, just to give your future self a good laugh. Close the box up and decide with your friends how long it needs to stay closed. Props to you if you keep your friends close and end up being able to open it together years later. l

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MAKING YOUR OWN When was the last time you were stuck trying to find a personalized gift for a friend? Chances are, it wasn’t too long ago. You’d go to the store and look through aisles of items that aren’t quite right. You want something your friend will genuinely like, something that is unique and matches their style. If this is a common problem for you, you’re in luck.

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ith this simple do-it-yourself craft, you can turn a very inexpensive plain mug into a beautifully decorated gift. And, let’s face it - you’ll most likely end up making several of these to keep for yourself as well.Here’s what you need:

less glaze a mug has, the better the ink will stay on. - Oil-based Sharpies (really make sure you get the oil-based kind, because they work better than normal Sharpies.) This simple craft doesn’t include many steps. All you have to do is decorate the mug however you’d like, and then let it dry for a few hours before you stick it in the oven at 250 degrees for 2 hours. Once your mug is cooled off, you may wash it. Your best bet is to hand wash it, so that you don’t risk having the ink come off in the dishwasher.

- A ceramic or porcelain mug (you can order these online or get one for a couple of bucks at a home goods or grocery store). Keep in mind that the

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You and your even bring you closer. Long distance significant other means having to use better means of communication, trusting each (SO) have been other, and treasuring the time dating for some time, you do have together even whether it be two more. So after this summer ends, will you try to make it or months, six months, will you break it? a year, or two years. For some reason, Here are helpful tips for making whether it be you a long distance relationship work: graduated and are Set your expectations for going to different your relationship. If someone else colleges come asks you on a date can you say yes, or are you exclusive to your SO? Make sure you into each other’s eyes and see their the fall, your SO’s both have a strong understanding of what expressions. You can also use such parents got a new is and is not acceptable to make it work. technology to “do activities together”. Want to take a walk or watch a movie? job and are moving to Video call each other while doing Be completely honest with another city, or some one another. Making a long distance activities so it’s almost like you are doing other reason, your relationship work is harder for some them together. relationship is about than it is others. If you are struggling, let Technology is great, but long to face its newest, your SO know so they can try to help. If you hide your feelings and frustrations, distance relationships were and most likely they will only bottle up until it’s too late doable way before Snapchat biggest, challenge and explodes. and Skype were around. Send each other letters and gifts through yet: long distance.

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Take time out of your day to talk to them. Send them a good

morning text when you wake up and text, or call them before you go to sleep. Telling them about your day and listening to them tell you about theirs, is a great way to make each other feel part of each other’s daily life.

Use today’s technology to your advantage. Skype or Facetime whenever you can. If you can’t be sitting side by side, at least you can still look

snail mail. There’s nothing like the unexpected surprise showing they were thinking about you, or the anticipation of waiting for your favorite pen pal to write you back.

Make plans to visit each other. Depending on the distance, find a day or weekend that works for both of you and put it on the calendar. Nothing is more exciting than looking forward to the next time you will see each other in person again. l

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After swatching this blush on my hand, I immediately fell in love with the velvety (yet weightless) texture that blends seamlessly into skin rather than just sitting on top of it.

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer USD $28.00 www.sephora.com

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer is like the overachieving, straight-A’s, violin virtuoso-polyglotcheerleader from high school; it does everything, and it does it well. Just a few spritzes help to soften, detangle, tame frizz and flyaways and protect against breakage, heatstyling and UV damage. It’s magic.

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Erno Laszlo Anti Blemish Beta Wash USD $45.00 www.sephora.com

As a teen, my struggle with acne and breakouts was a daily battle. You name it, I tried it. The gel formula has a soothing, cooling effect, but you can tell it’s really getting into pores to clean out dirt and oil.

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my everyday look isn’t complete without a skinny black strip of eyeliner, flicked out just a little at the corner. And as a truly devoted cat-eye enthusiast, I’ve tried just about every eyeliner out there. That’s why I’m confident in saying this one comes out on top.


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Kiehl’s Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub

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Conceived for all skin types, this natural exfoliator gently removes impurities and dead cells, helping skin to reinforce its natural defenses. Enriched with natural elements and vitamins, this product improves the quality of the skin, for a naturally glowing finish.

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes USD $5.49 www.walgreens.com

Individually wrapped, each towelette has 100% natural with hazel and aloe. The ingredients help to cleanse, tone and moisturize skin.

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Malin + Goetz Bergamot Eau De Toilette USD $150.00 www.spacenk.com

It was love at first spritz. The scent is invigorating and fresh, but intensely so. And don’t let the name mislead you; the bergamot top note is rounded out with hints of lime, cardamom, black pepper and amber to form a complex scent.

Hanz de Fuko Natural Shampoo USD $19.00 www.birchbox.com

lean takes on a newer, truer meaning with this sulfate- and paraben-free shampoo. The formula is made from organic, plant-derived ingredients that you can actually pronounce like sage, apple, and burdock root extracts. Even better? The all-natural cleanser removes grit, grime, and product buildup without overdrying.

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Football Fever is in full swing but the most anticipated game of all is Homecoming. For non-Texans, Homecoming traditions are unheard of and may sound odd to some folks. kWRITTEN BY

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hen a Texan teenager describes their personalized mum or garter it may seem that we are crazy. We are not crazy teenagers. Weird maybe, but not crazy. Homecoming traditions are no different than the traditional ugly Christmas sweater parties that are around the corner. It is the only time of year that teenagers can wear something extremely large, loud and fun.

Homecoming 101: Homecoming is a tradition held in September and October to welcome back alumni during a home football game. Homecoming is hosted during what is called Spirit week. During spirit week, each school day is a themed day such as sock it to them day, tacky day and super hero day. Hallways are brightly decorated in school colored posters and banners. Girls are sporting their custom fabric painted spirited denim overalls. Football players are pumped and it is the busiest week for cheerleaders. The week consists of King and Queen nominations and leading up to the pep rally. The week ends with a coronation during half-time at the football game, followed by the annual Homecoming dance on Friday night. Student body casts their ballots and select their Senior King and Queen by how much the candidates have contributed to the school community. King and Queens are asked to return to the following Homecoming night as Alumni to crown their successor. So what is the highlight of Homecoming? It is all about the Mums and Garters of course! Many moons ago, Mums started as a simple chrysanthemum flower and was a gift from a guy to a girl. Guys also strut their sprit and wear smaller mums on their arms called garters. If a guy is dating a girl, it is tradition that the guy will buy the mum for his girlfriend and it is custom that his garter is created to match his sweethearts. Fast forward to the modern times. You do not need to be joined to the hip to receive a mum. You can make your own mum and garter and it is not complicated if you

are prepared for some hot glue drama. Garters are typically easier to assemble as they are very short version of the mum. Guys wear the garter on their right bicep. Mums are typically worn on the left side of the girl’s top and secured with one large safety pin. Mums and garters are a personal expression of a teenager and their creativity for school spirit. If you find that you are not crafty enough to staple a bunch of ribbons to a circular cardboard backing, hot glue stickers, string cowbells and add tons of tacky adornments you can get someone to make it for you. Local grocery stores, pop up shops on sides of the roads and floral boutiques offer premade garters that range from $20 -$30 and premade mums that range from $65 - $300. This is the moment when people not from Texas maybe even Dads are completely floored and asking “$300 for fake flowers, ribbons and stickers?” Mums can get costly because each year mum makers get competitively inspired to go Texas Edition to Tradition. So what in the world can value a mum at $300? It is all in the latest technology of LED lighting. You will electrify your way through the parking lot and under those bleachers at night. Aside from a trendy glow, mums include everything and anything from stuffed animals hot glued to the mum itself to single, double and triple mum arrangements. The triple mum is most popular because it is shaped as a heart and is extremely enormous covering the entire chest area. Triple mums usually require a secure back strap to hang over the neck. Mums can range from .five to 15 pounds depending on the adornments hanging from the mum itself. Mums and garters might look weird or impractical to wear but this is beside the point. Mums, garters, spirited denim overalls are all a key part of a true Texan high school experience. Homecoming is once a year and it’s a celebration of past alumni, recognition of current and motivation to future alumni. Homecoming fans, if ever asked what are you wearing just say “it’s a Texas thang ya’ll.” l

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BANANA IPAD COVER: Mini 2/3 case: Back-to-school hype already driving you BANANAS?! Let your iPad reflect it (USD $70.00) www.katespade.com

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RUBY STICKY NOTE DISPENSER: Let the class know how much you love your “bling” with this large jewel (USD $20.18) www.amazon.com

EMBROIDERED BOMBER JACKET: Who says bomber jackets are for boys? This is how a true Fashionista rocks a jacket (USD $130.00) www.us.topshop.com


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MIU MIU CRYSTAL-EMBELLISHED VELVET PUMPS: Shoe-LOVE at first sight! Cinderella would ditch her glass slippers for these (USD $950.00) www.mytheresa.com

STAINLESS STEEL MAGNETIC PENCIL CUP: A little cool, sleek hardware to add to your locker (USD $9.29) www.amazon.com

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MARBEK GREEN DPM JACKET: You can’t get any cooler than this fall jacket! Marbek is a contemporary, luxury street wear brand that aims to take you on a journey with timeless pieces that have evolved from street wear influences. (USD $163.00) www.wolfandbadger.com

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Money Tips Every TEEN SHOULD KNOW

BUILD FINANCIAL SMARTS IN YOUR TEEN WITH THESE TIPS For most teens, high school is an exciting time for those sweet, first tastes of independence: first dates, first cars, first paychecks.

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s low-stakes as some of these milestones may seem, there’s one area that deserves some extra attention in every family: personal finance. Today’s teens are spending $260 billion a year in the U.S., yet only 17 states require completion of at least one financial literacy course for high school graduation. Consider the fact that 3.3 million high school students are expected to graduate in 2017, and what we have is too many young adults heading out into the real world lacking even a basic understanding of money management. “That means today’s young people are spending and borrowing more than ever without understanding the consequences,” says Wendy Kha, a San Francisco teen who was selected by Boys & Girls Clubs of America to serve as national ambassador for its teen financial literacy program called Money Matters: Make it Count, created in collaboration with Charles Schwab Foundation. Taking part in this program had a profound impact on Kha, along with over 725,000 other Club teens who have completed Money Matters. As an advocate for teaching financial responsibility, she offers a few tips for parents and teens.

1 Save Early, Save Often

As soon as you start earning money or receiving an allowance, you should open a savings account. Parents and teens can decide together how much of the earnings should be set aside for savings.

“Whenever you earn or receive money, put at least 10 percent of it into a savings account,” Kha says. “I personally set aside 25 percent of my income from my part-time job to help me save up for big-ticket purchases, such as concert tickets and cool electronics, as well as college tuition.”

2 Needs vs Wants

When something fun comes up at the last minute it’s hard to say no, and even harder to face the idea of missing out. The best thing teens can do is prepare for situations that lead to impulse purchases. Start by making a list of needs and wants. Each month, plan for the things you need, and figure out how much is left over for the fun stuff. If you know ahead of time that your car insurance is coming due, you will be less likely to spend all your money on concert tickets.

3 Keep Track of Spending

Now that you’re aware of how much you need for necessities and what’s left over for the fun stuff, it’s time to start keeping track of everything you spend. It doesn’t matter if you use cash or a debit card, and it doesn’t matter if you keep track with an app or a small notebook. Just be sure to log every single purchase. Even small things, including the taco from the food truck or trail mix from the vending machine, should be entered into the log. Being mindful of every dollar you spend will help you understand your spending habits - and help you find ways to reduce your spending and save even more. “You can avoid impulsive, emotional or irrational decisions if you recognize them in advance,” Kha says.

4 Build Good Credit

Money decisions you make even now as a teenager will make a difference later. Good credit is essential to getting a good rate on a car loan or leasing an apartment later on. That credit score is an indication to future lenders that you are responsible and will pay on time. To build good credit, always pay your bills on time and carefully manage your checking account. If you choose to get a credit card, never charge more than you can afford to repay in full each month.

5 Get a Reality Check

Before graduating high school and going out on your own, it’s important to sit down and get a solid idea of what it takes to make ends meet while living the lifestyle you want. Look for a financial education program geared for teens. A good one will cover budgeting, goal setting and planning for the future. For example, Kha learned a lot from one component of Money Matters called the Reality Store, a hands-on experience that helps teens envision the realities of adult life - understanding careers and salaries, managing income and expenses as well as planning savings and investments. These lessons are also reinforced in a new interactive feature of the program - a digital game called $KY. Players navigate financial decisions and are rewarded for managing cash and credit wisely, adding a fun new way to learn these important life skills. “It’s a lot to digest,” Kha says. “But I know when I head off to college, my eyes will be wide open, and that will help me make better money decisions.” l

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BEST BETS FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL

GEAR UP FOR A GREAT

PENS WITH PERSONALITY From kindergarten to college, today’s students are kicking those boring black ballpoints to the curb and expressing themselves in full c olor with gel pens. Ideal for everything from notebooks to yearbooks, Gel Bee pens use only the highest quality inks and tips for a super smooth writing experience. Available in Glitter, Classic a nd Pastel collections, the pens c an be found at CVS, Dollar General and Walgreens stores nationwide. Visit gel-bee.com for more inspiration.

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AN ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR EDUCATION

Perfect for adding to lunch boxes or as an after-school snack, Sabra Hummus To Go with Pretzels pack a quick burst of fresh flavor for an on-the-go taste adventure. The single-serve, portable cups are available in three flavors – Classic, Roasted Red Pepper and Roasted Garlic – and offer the authentic hummus flavor your family will love paired with pretzels for quick, easy dipping. For more lunch and after-school snack ideas, visit sabra.com.

Just in time for back-to-school, Texas Instruments introduced two new colors to the colorful collection of TI-84 Plus Color Edition (CE) graphing calculators. The limited-edition, metallic gold, “Golden Ratio,” and sleek white, “Bright White,” will send students back-to-school in style. Now thinner and lighter with six times the memory, the dedicated math and science machine can crunch numbers for up to a month on a single battery charge. Available in retail stores this summer. For more information, visit education.ti.com.

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start to the new school year. Arm your students with the right educational tools, dorm room essentials and the necessary nourishment and you’ll be ready when the back-to-school bells start ringing.

A CONVENIENT MEAL BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL

FOOD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

A COLLEGE DORM ROOM STORAGE SOLUTION

Ready to make the honor roll this year? Kids perform better in school when they eat a hearty, protein-filled breakfast. Start your mornings with El Monterey breakfast burritos, packed with real scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and sausage, wrapped in fresh-baked flour tortillas. At night, bring your family around the dinner table with signature burritos, which are perfect for checking in with your kids and asking about the school day. Find them in the frozen food aisle and learn more at elmonterey.com.

Even the best college cafeterias don’t answer every craving, especially when you get a middle-of-the-night snack attack while studying. A mini refrigerator is a dorm room addition your stomach will thank you for. Look for a model that has can storage in the door, so you can leave the shelves open and stock up on your favorite treats. And ask mom to make extra helpings of your favorite meals when you visit, so you can nosh on the leftovers when you return to campus.

Low on closet storage space in your dorm? Consider the Closet Maximizer. Featuring four shelves and an adjustable, double-hang rod, the system takes 30 minutes to install and requires no tools. Create additional storage outside of the closet with Decorative Storage units, which come with full-backers and robust outer frames. They are available in a variety of sizes and colors, and can be customized with fabric bins. Learn more and buy these products at closetmaid.com. l

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When we think of arcades, we think of popular games in places open to the public where people are likely to spend free time engaged in gaming activities.

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he term “arcade game” refers to an action video game that was designed to play similarly to an arcade game with frantic, addictive gameplay. The focus of arcade action games is on the user’s reflexes, and the games usually feature very little puzzle-solving, complex thinking, or strategy skills.

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One popular venue that is the embodiment of arcade fun is Round One (www.round1usa.com); bright lights, high-energy amusement, and let’s not forget FUN! With all of the brand name home entertainment video games, Round One provides a great family outing as well as a new meaning to electronic entertainment; they include state-of-the-art Japanese anime inspired video games and high energy interactive consoles. If you’re more into manual old-school parlor sport fun, they have it: Bowling, Karaoke, Crane Games, Dance Games, Billiards, Darts, and Ping Pong. Round One is a growing entertainment business with locations in: California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Texas. l

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The Art of Living Well