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CONTENTS

90 | JULIA FAYE WEST

FOOD & BEVERAGE

IN FLUENCE BEAUTY

14 | Smell Your Way to a Better Mood 16 | Tips to Refresh Your Look 18 | Beauty Editor’s Picks CAREERS

20 | Hot or Not? Discover This Year’s

Most In-Demand Jobs

100 | Cooking Essentials: A Peek Inside

a Professional Chef’s Kitchen 102 | 5 Ways to Curb Food Waste 104 | Warm Weather Entertaining: Sonoma Wine Tasting and Cooking Lesson

TECHNOLOGY

108 | 3 Ways Seniors Can Get

More from Their Smartphones 110 | The Data Dilemma: How to Choose a Monthly Plan

GREEN LIVING

32 | 4 Tips for Living Green When the Weather is Warm 34 | 5 Green Home Improvements

That Can Help Sell Your Home for More 36 | Going Green with Natural Stone 38 | Natural Tips to Beat Seasonal Respiratory Health Challenges 44 | Garden-to-Table Tips for Growing and Cooking Your Own Produce 46 | Natural Ways to Keep Roses Radiant This Season

HEALTH & WELLNESS

58 | How to Keep Lips Healthy and Hydrated 60 | Is Seaweed the Next Superfood? 62 | Skin Care Secrets During Warm Summer Months From the Experts

64 | Sunscreen and Sunless Tanner

TRAVEL

114 | A Southeast Asia Experience to Remember

EXCLUSIVE FEATURE 24 | JULIA FAYE WEST ~THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT HER THAT JUST STANDS OUT 40 | ROOTS RUN DEEP FOR AMERICAN GROWERS 50 | GET HEALTHY BY HACKING YOUR BAD HABITS 68 | EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ROB LAFFAN ~ JUST BECAUSE THEY CAN’T SPEAK, DOESN’T MEAN THEY DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY

Recommendations from the Experts

66 | The Ugly Truth About “Base Tans” LIFESTYLE

74 | Dare to Dream

Add, Functional, Appealing Features for a Desirable Home 76 | 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Busying Your First Home 78 | The Lowdown on Leasing 80 | Getting to the Root of a Well-Nourished Lawn 82 | Homemade Solutions for Pest Problems 84 | Smart Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

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88 | Seasonal Tips for Warm Weather Fashions

120 | Presenting Katy Johnson, the Stunning, Actress,

Model, Show Host, and World Traveler

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IN NETWORK PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW

126 | Arash Bereliani, MD, FACC 127 | Sandra Cimbricz, PH.D. 128 | Ken Collis 129 | John Fagerholm

IN SOCIETY 132 | Event Guide May 133 | Event Guide June 134 | Seedling’s FAB Five 2017

An Evening Gala Honoring Five Local Heroes Gigi Bryant, John-Michael Cortez, Dan Graham, Honorable Julie Kocurek, Dick Rathgeber


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224 | MONTERREY MONYK ARREOLA 260 | SELECCIONES DEL EDITOR DE MODA ARTE 208 | LA DIMENSIÓN DE HAVIART 216 | ANTONIO MORA FUSIONARTE GOURMET 234 | IVÁN GARCÍA LA JUVENTUD DEL BUEN COMER LENTE GLAM 240 | ROCHELLE BRODIN UN INSTANTE PARA SIEMPRE 248 | NOSTALGIA POR DARIA BELIKOVA HExperience 262 | MI CORBATA. TU CORBATA TECNOLOGÍA 264 | LINKEDIN 266 | BENTLEY, VELOCIDAD ELECTRICA 270 | TECNOPIC DEPORTES 272 | ¿CÓMO RESPIRAR CUANDO NOS EJERCITAMOS? 278 | SPORT PICK SEXOLOGÍA 280 | FOGOSA CON ESPOSO FRÍO AUTOAYUDA 282 | ASUMIR LO QUE NOS CORRESPONDE BEAUTY 306 | BEAUTY EDITOR’S PICKS LIFESTYLE 308 | HOW TO SHOP FOR ANYONE AT THE LAST MINUTE 310 | MAKE YOUR 2K17 SUMMER BUCKET LIST 312 | 5 TIPS TO HELP TEENS MASTER THEIR MONEY 314 | 4 TIPS FOR HELPING PETS IN NEED 316 | HOW TO: INDOOR GARDEN FASHION EDITORIAL 318 | PRESENTING APM JEWELRY OF MONACO TRAVEL 328 | SUMMER IN THE CITY: WHICH CITY WOULD BE YOUR PERFECT SUMMER GETAWAY? POETRY CORNER 330 | A SCRAPED KNEE


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CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF / CHIEF CREATIVE DIRECTOR / CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER William Jackson, Round Rock, Texas EDITORIAL TEAM InFluential Magazine Chief Business Officer William Jackson Editor-in-Chief William Jackson Chief Creative Director William Jackson Assistant Creative Director Leonardo D’Almagro Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Jr. Beauty Editor Veronica Hageman Health & Wellness Editor Ingrid Garner Technology Editor James Nelson West Coast Affiliate Gloria Thornton Business and Fashion Consultant Leonardo D’Almagro Spanish InFluential Editor Leonardo D’Almagro Jr. Editor David Venegas Jr. Beauty Editor Esteban Casas Jr. Fashion Editor Fabbiola Palumbo Sports Editor Marcelo Galvez Leiva Teen InFluential Editor Nicole Glenn Jr. Editor Mia Dedear Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Jr. Beauty Editor Veronica Hageman WRITING TEAM Contributing Writers InFluential Magazine: Kathryn Celeste Durham, MD, Katy Johnson, Alexandra Paul, U.S. Dermatology Partners Spanish InFluential Dulcequibrio, Marcelo A. Gálvez Leiva, Argenis Gudiño, Harry Levy, Fabbiola Palumbo, Giuseppe Paladino, Dr.Miguel Sira, Julio Romano, Nixon Ruiz, David Venegas Teen InFluential Guest Contributing Writers InFluential Magazine Veronica Hageman, William Jackson Spanish InFluential Marisol Alcalá Pantoja, Irving Agreda, Alma “Cris” Berlingeri, MD, L.N David Eduardo Girón Gutiérrez, Dr. Pedro Grajeda López, Pedro Francisco Márquez, Dra. Herminia Morales Teen InFluential Mia Dedear, Nicole Glenn, Veronica Hageman , William Jackson ART & PRODUCTION Creative Director William Jackson Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Jr. Beauty Editor Veronica Hageman Fashion Consultant Leonardo D’Almagro Creative Services What Taller Gráfico Argenis Gudino, Jose Luis Venegas Quintero

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reetings and salutations to you, our loyal readers, and welcome to the “Green” Issue of InFluential Magazine. Having sprung forward into a glorious Spring and preparing to rock a red hot summer, we’re excited to share with you some incredible ideas for living a green and healthy lifestyle. Warmer months prove to be a challenge when it comes to green and clean living with so many temptations like outdoor barbeques, amusement parks and tubing adventures. Thanks to our contributing writers, you’ll see how to make delicious summer snacks (check out the Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad recipe by Ayesha Curry – awesome!), ways to live green at home, beauty tips to keep you energized and refreshed, and fashion ideas to keep you cool and comfortable when the temperature spikes. Most notably, we’re excited to have Certified Wellness Coach Alexandra Paul provide guidance on how to break some bad habits when it comes to getting healthy. With much gratitude, I’d like to thank our amazing team of writers, photographers, and graphic designers for another outstanding Issue of InFluential Magazine. We’re super excited to welcome Esteban Casas to the InFluential family. He will serve as Jr. Beauty Editor and will be working closely with our Business Consultant Leonardo D’Almagro to make Spanish InFluential more spectacular than ever. We hope you enjoy our latest publications and will have an outrageous and green summer! With warm and joyous blessings, Ingrid Garner Health & Wellness Editor for InFluential Magazine

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Kathryn Celeste Durham, MD

| Fort Worth, Texas Kathryn “Celeste” Durham, MD, enjoys working with patients of all ages from her U.S. Dermatology Partners location in Fort Worth, Texas. Her particular interests include atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne and skin cancer, and she is passionate about helping patients improve their quality of life with good skin care. Dr. Durham graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Durham then completed her dermatology residency training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Durham is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and has been published in a number of journals, including the prestigious Journal of American Academy of Dermatology.

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Katy Johnson

Alexandra Paul

Actress, Model, and Show Host | Los Angeles, California

Certified Wellness Coach | Alexandra Paul Wellness Coaching

As an actress, Katy has worked on a number of films and TV series. She starred in the South African unscripted drama series, “Clifton Shores,” as well as having appeared in USA Network’s “Monk,” and ABC’s “Greek.” As model, she has been featured in a variety of national magazines and has modeled for clothing and swimwear brands. Inspired by her own personal struggles with body image and the demands for ‘ideal perfection’ in the entertainment industry, she is beginning work on her documentary “One Model Mission,” in which she intends to visit 196 countries and document 196 definitions of beauty as defined by each culture. Her passion for animal rights is why Katy is a member of PETA and the National Humane Society. You can follow Katy on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For the latest on Katy’s documentary, you can follow her Facebook page One Model Mission.

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Alexandra is a health coach with clients all over the world. Her expertise includes a certification from Cornell University’s plant based nutrition course as well as certification from Wellcoaches School. She was a certified EMT for 23 years. As an actress, Alexandra starred in over 75 films and television shows, and is internationally recognized for her role on the TV series “Baywatch.” Visit AlexandraCoaching.com for a free 20-minute consultation via Skype with Alexandra. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

U.S. Dermatology Partners U.S. Dermatology Partners is making it easier for people to connect with a dermatologist and gain access to the very latest in dermatology care for the entire family and state-of-theart treatment for diseases of the skin. As the 3rd largest physician-owned dermatology practice in the United States, U.S. Dermatology Partners patients not only have access to general medical, surgical, and cosmetic skin treatments through its coordinated care network, but also benefit from the practice’s strong dermatology subspecialty thought leaders and medical advisory board. To be the best partners to its patients, U.S. Dermatology Partners is fervently focused on providing the highest level of patient-first care, and its team therefore includes recognized national leaders in subspecialties including psoriasis and Mohs surgery.


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SMELL YOUR WAY TO

A BETTER MOOD THOUGH OFTEN TAKEN FOR GRANTED, SMELL IS A POWERFUL SENSE, ESPECIALLY WHEN A GENTLE SCENT CAN INSTANTLY TRANSPORT YOUR MIND TO ANOTHER TIME AND PLACE. FROM RETRIEVING PLEASANT MEMORIES TO BOOSTING YOUR MOOD, YOUR SENSE OF SMELL PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN YOUR OVERALL WELL-BEING.

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he scents you detect are actually tiny molecules that interact with sensory centers in your brain to elicit responses, such as happiness, relaxation or stimulation. For centuries, smell has been associated with healing practices. Today, the restorative and uplifting benefits of smell can be found throughout everyday life. Next time you’re feeling down or need to soothe your mind, turn to one of these aromatic options:

Light candles with a soft, calming scent to relax and unwind. Try lighting the candle when you walk in the door from a long day, and by the time you’ve changed into some comfy clothes, the aroma should begin to fill the air.

Take a warm shower and lather up with a scent-driven body wash, such as Softsoap Honey Creme & Lavender or Blooming Jasmine & Plum Moisturizing Body Wash. Inspired by trending ingredients and crafted with real extracts of honey, lavender, jasmine and plum, these body washes can create an invigorating sensory experience that moisturizes and cleanses your skin.

Energize your morning with a vibrant air freshener in your car. According to the National Sleep Foundation, scents like citrus, rosemary, peppermint and eucalyptus are stimulants that can help you shake off sleepiness and put some pep in your step. In fact, fruity smells like citrus actually stimulate serotonin, the brain’s “happy” chemical.

A fresh bouquet of flowers is an instant mood-booster, but not just because of their beauty. Numerous studies have shown the emotional benefits of a vase filled with fresh blooms. Take that goodwill a step further by taking a trip to a flower market to purchase fresh flowers with fragrant qualities that can brighten your desk or a room at home.

It may be the anticipation of a tasty treat to come, or maybe it’s the connection to childhood memories with a beloved relative, but few can resist the smell of homemade treats baking in the oven. Of course you can cheat and light a candle or burn wax or oil that mimics the scent, but nothing comes close to the therapy of freeing your hands and mind to bake and create that delicious aroma on your own. Find more scents to move your mood at softsoap.com. (Family Features) l MAY / JUNE 2017

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TIPS TO REFRESH

YOUR LOOK

WANT TO UPDATE AND IMPROVE YOURSELF? A FEW TOP-TO-BOTTOM TWEAKS CAN HELP YOU LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST. kPHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF TAMRYN MILLER

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Update Staples Staples and basics don’t need to change with the seasons, however it’s important to update these elements when they’re worn out, no longer fit, or are simply outdated. Evaluate your shoes, bags, jackets with these criteria in mind and replace any items as needed.

Look Back Refreshing your look doesn’t necessarily mean going ultramodern. Sometimes a vintage look can make a bigger statement. Accessorize with a timepiece that is elegant, classic and will never go out of style. It will serve as a nice complement to any outfit, whether you’re headed to work or going to a party.

If there are items that you love that are in disrepair but you can’t imagine parting with, take this opportunity to re-sole and shine those shoes and replace that lost button. You’ll improve these items’ usefulness and breathe new life into them. You’ll also look more put together once these items are refurbished.

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To combine style with precision, consider the A168WG-9VT from the Casio Vintage Collection, which has a sleek gold colored band and a digital display.

3 Get Groomed A new haircut can do wonders. Even if you’re growing your hair long, a trim can make you look polished and groomed. Not only that, it eliminates split ends and keeps hair healthy. For extra edge, men may want to consider indulging in a professional shave while they are at the barber.

4 Follow a Trend Take a cue from the color experts and add a few items to your wardrobe with Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017, “Greenery.” A yellow-green hue evocative of spring, this color can add a bright element to your look and is totally on-trend. By looking back and looking ahead, you can get inspired to update your look. (StatePoint). l


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Perfectly defined brows are in! ABH’s Pomade is an all-in-one brow product. Its smudge free, waterproof and has a bendable smooth texture which allows you to easily define and sculpt your perfect brow.

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This Luminizing black mask offers a safe and gently way to use charcoal to minimize the appearance of pores. It is a peel- mask that will remove black heads and excess oil and will leave your skin tight and smooth. The brightening formula reduces hyperpigmentation and visibly minimizes fine lines with anti-aging vitamin C and antioxidants.

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Stila magnificent metals glitter liquid eyeshadow “Diamond dust” Nordstrom.com

$24.00

Perfect for special events, this lightweight eyeshadow by Stila provides beautiful shimmer that will last all night. It’s lightweight and dries smoothly locking in maximum sparkle for eyes with a real wow factor. There are multiple shades available!

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Givenchy LE PRISME BLUSH Palette

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Perfume

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Le Prisme Blush glides over the skin like a silk veil, thanks to Givenchy’s exclusive powder atomizing technology. Mix the four shades together to obtain the perfect combination! Le Prisme comes encased in an elegant compact that flips open to reveal a side drawer that contains the powder, mirror and brush.

Smell sweet with Dolce, the pristine embodiment of profusely sweet and floral extracts of white lily and white amaryllis.


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NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

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This waterproof cleansing device is for all skin types that deeply yet gently cleanses for healthier, radiant, more youthful-looking skin. Its T-Sonic pulsations dislodge more impurities from the pores, providing a deep cleanse, making it a must have for your skincare routine.

Check out Nars’ award-winning concealer that provides medium-to-full, buildable coverage and corrects, highlights, and perfects. It works for all skin types, and can hide any sign of dark circles or discoloration, leaving your skin feeling comfortable and hydrated!

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This concentrated serum is packed with antioxidant polyphenols which helps to protect the skin and visibly smooths wrinkles while restoring a new healthy glow to the skin. Its light and watery texture blends smoothly into the skin, leaving no sticky residue.

You’ll feel an immediate lifting and smoothing effect on the skin’s surface with this primer. The face instantly looks firmed, features appear lifted and signs of fatigue are faded. It’s great for both immediate and in the long term results

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Perfect for all hair types, this workable paste provides texture, definition, and flexible hold. Natural beeswax is the secret to strength with flexibility, while the blue agave nectar nurtures and supports hair.

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DISCOVER THIS YEAR’S MOST IN-DEMAND JOBS WHETHER YOU JUST ENTERED THE CAREER WORLD OR HAVE BEEN IN THE WORKFORCE FOR YEARS, IF YOU’RE HUNTING FOR A NEW GIG, IT’S TIME TO DISCOVER THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST JOBS. kPHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF RAWPIXEL.COM - FOTOLIA.COM.

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he 2017 Hot Jobs report, recently released by Randstad US, one of the largest HR services and staffing companies in the country, reveals the most in-demand and emerging jobs across engineering, finance and accounting, human resources, information technology (IT), life sciences, manufacturing and logistics, office and administration, and non-clinical healthcare. “Our experts, along with many economists, predict a strong economy in 2017, which is likely to result in

more job opportunities nationwide,” says Jim Link, chief human resources officer for Randstad North America. “It’s important to stay in-the-know to find out which jobs hold the greatest potential. Job seekers looking for career growth can improve their chances of landing these coveted roles by knowing employer pain points and packaging their skills and knowledge as potential solutions.” To help candidates better understand what type of job market they face, Randstad is offering tips for landing a hot job.

If you have a knack for science and technology, consider engineering. The industry continues to evolve based on market trends and technical innovation, and the unemployment rate for the overall field is well below the national average.

Interested in finance and accounting? Beef up your public accounting and general ledger software skills to be more competitive. You’ll also have a leg up if you speak a second language, as the demand for bilingual candidates continues to rise.

Passionate about working in a front or back office role within the healthcare system? Nonclinical healthcare is booming, with emerging jobs like medical secretary and medical assistant in facilities needing additional support.

Discover new opportunities in life sciences by exploring positions

flush with research and development funding. With continued innovations in medical technology, the changing regulatory environment and upcoming patent expirations, the industry requires highly specialized talent to fill open voids.

Be the IT guy and consider a job in Big Data. While IT is an evergrowing industry, Big Data positions are critical to increasing productivity, and innovation is in high demand.

As office and administration roles grow, these positions are starting to look more like middle management than support staff. If you possess diverse skills with experience in project management, budgeting, marketing and training, you’ll have the upper hand.

New technology and innovative production systems are sparking a rebirth in American manufacturing and logistics. Job seekers with previous experience, higher education, technological know-how or training will have a competitive edge.

As employers seek new talent to fill all these hot jobs, consider being the human in human resources. A field with rapid technological advancements, professionals with a digital mindset will lead the pack. For full study results, visit Randstad’s 2017 Hot Jobs report and learn more about which industry or position is right for you. (StatePoint) l MAY / JUNE 2017

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THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT JULIA FAYE WEST THAT JUST STANDS OUT. IN THE FLESH, JULIA IS SO MUCH MORE THAN BEAUTIFUL. SHE SPARKLES AND IS SIMPLY BREATHTAKING, YET HER BEAUTY IS NOT THE ONLY QUALITY WHICH SHINES. SHE EXUDES CONFIDENCE AND A SENSE OF HUMOR WHICH IS REFRESHING AND ENDEARING.

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orn in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to parents who were working class students and encouraged a love of the arts, Julia began acting classes for stage artists in preschool and kindergarten. She soon found her niche in elementary school where she participated in plays and Improv ComedySportz. Her parents divorced when she was five years old and Julia remained primarily with her mother. Julia speaks of her parents teaching her tenacity, “by following their dreams, despite the challenges of independence and humble beginnings”. Her mother became a national motivational speaker and published author. Her father became a medical doctor a few years later. Julia and her mother, while embracing their creative personalities, co-authored children’s and motivational books. Julia became quite comfortable with public speaking as she would go on to perform on stage, television, and radio shows over 100 times as a motivational speaker with her mom. About the benefits of being an effective motivational speaker, Julia shares, “You are sharing ideas with an audience in the hope they will walk away having gathered tools for utilization in their own lives”. Another valuable lesson she would learn from growing up on the road with her nationally recognized mom is, as she goes on to say, “Everyone is the same, hard working for their loved ones. They want words to which they can hold, to sustain their hopes and faith. Everyone enjoys laughter and entertainment found through mocking the fallible nature of the human condition”. Another effect of life on the road is Julia was home-schooled. When reflecting on the advantageous of being homeschooled as compared to a typical classroom setting, Julia says, “I learned that adaptability is the best survival skill. To learn in the flow while life constantly changes around you, keeps you at your sharpest. I’ve learned to never compare myself to other artists. I’m the best me I can be and I use every opportunity as a learning experience”. Throughout her life on the road, Julia continued to receive steady private coaching with instructors from The Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. By her late teen years, Julia was living independently. After a brief time in Arizona, she relocated to Los Angeles to continue

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her pursuits as a performing artist. She worked various jobs to support herself while acting on television shows and feature films. It’s also during this time she became a SAG-AFTRA member. Julia put herself through University of Southern California at Los Angeles, classes and coaching by Howard Fine, The Actors Studio West, Actors Workshop Studios, and Aquila Morong Studio. The on-the-job training Julia received while on the road as well as formal training, coaching and education provided a solid foundation for entrance into the entertainment industry. Still, it was important for her to be resilient and patient. When asked about advice she would give to those who wish to follow their dream of acting, she’s is quick to respond when she emphatically says, “Bravery in the face of feature and persistence against all odds is necessary. Acting is like being an athlete. Half of it comes innately and the other half comes from consistent exercising through performance. You can never give up. It’s very a hard industry”. Julia’s next major role is in the upcoming cutting edge Reality Queens. Actress Denise Richards (Starship Troopers, Wild Things) and former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson co-star with Julia, who plays the heiress ‘London’ whom the film centers around. The film is co-written and directed by well-known producer, Steven Jay Bernheim. Production is currently shooting in Los Angeles. Reality Queens is a mock documentary comedy focusing on ‘London,’ whose life is being chronicled by renowned BBC journalist Diana Smelt-Marlin. Julia’s character is focused on proving she isn’t just another irrelevant, pretentious celebutante, in this hilarious send-up of world famous personalities like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. Maintaining regular health, fitness and diet programs is very important to Julia, who makes every effort to remain healthy and physically fit. Even those with the busiest lifestyle can make the time to incorporate exercise and make healthy food choices. About her regimen, Julia shares, “I drink a lot of water. I never weigh myself. People have many reasons why their weight might fluctuate a few times each month. I go by how my clothing fits me to determine the strictness of my regimen. I try to make MAY / JUNE 2017

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sure I’m never too hungry or too full. I eat berries and plain yogurt, healthy oils and fats like those from coconuts, avocados, olives, and nuts. I’ll always have a day here or there when I veer from my normal habits and indulge in comfort foods like chocolate and french fries. I consider these to be my “free days”. It’s best not to have more than one “free day” per week”. As a valuable lesson for others to take note, an important factor of real success is recognizing the value of giving and rendering self-sacrificing assistance to others and doing so consistently. Julia and her family are very involved in worked directed to easing human and animal suffering. What prompted her interest in this important cause? Julia says, “I’ve always loved and rescued animals since I was a young child. I became involved actively after my son was born and likewise shared my love of helping. My husband and I met through mutual charity events in which we were active and we share the same love of animals. I became Executive Director of The Bernheim Foundation, whose mission it is to ease animal and human suffering through the direct action of people who care. It’s truly an honor to assist humans and animals in need”. How does this leading media personality, film and television actress model, philanthropist, wife, and mother balance successfully her busy lifestyle? It’s Julia’s ability to have a sense of urgency to accomplish much and instill positive change. The more she exercises her personal skills and talents, the more motivated she is to remain driven to move things forward. There are so many reasons why Julia makes an impression. She shall continue to be brave enough to follow the beat of her own drum, while being a team player. In her own words, “Happiness is best experienced when shared. Every day that I wake up in great physical health, is a day to share my appreciation for all this world has to offer. When I’m able to make a difference in the well-being of others is when I’m fulfilled most. Being able to give is the greatest gift of all”. Julia Faye West, we couldn’t agree more! l MAY / JUNE 2017

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AS THE WEATHER CHANGES, SO DOES OUR LIFESTYLE. FROM GRILLING TO GARDENING, WE’RE READY TO SHAKE OFF WINTER AND JUMP INTO WARM-WEATHER FUN. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE IMPACT THESE ACTIVITIES HAVE ON THE PLANET? 32

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ith just a few habit changes, you can limit your environmental impact by reducing waste and energy use in the spring and summer months. And as you change those habits, don’t forget to recycle everything you can, especially batteries. To prep for the warmer months, here are some easy tips to make your spring and summer a little more eco-friendly:

Tip 2 Bring your own water bottle. As the weather starts heating up, staying hydrated is more important than ever. Unfortunately, bottled water is a major contributor to landfill waste; Americans throw away more than 60 million plastic water bottles each day. To live greener, be sure to bring your own refillable water bottle.

The warmer months bring a return to outdoor activities like gardening. When you head to your local store to buy tools or plants, bring along your used batteries to be recycled. According to Call2Recycle, Inc., 88 percent of people in the U.S. live within 10 miles of a battery recycling location. Drop-off locations include Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sears, Staples, and many other retailers you may already visit regularly, making it easy to recycle on-the-go.

Tip 1 Go easy on the AC. Did you know air conditioning accounts for nearly 20 percent of electricity consumption in American homes? That’s as much electricity as is used by the entire continent of Africa! To reduce your system’s carbon footprint, program your AC to reduce output during the day, and increase the set temperature by a few degrees. Bonus: You’ll save money on your energy bills too!

Tip 4 Recycle your batteries.

Tip 3 Trade out your charcoal. Barbecues are a favorite warmwewather tradition for many, but most grilling charcoal emits high levels of carbon dioxide when burned. To reduce carbon emissions, swap out your charcoal grill for cleaner-burning propane option. Their carbon footprint is about one-third of standard charcoal.

Programs like Call2Recycle(R) make it easier than ever to do the right thing by collecting and recycling your batteries. By recycling your batteries, you not only reduce landfill waste, but it also gives batteries a second life as they can be used to make new batteries, kitchen appliances, car parts, and more! To find a recycling location near you, visit www.call2recycle.org/locator. (BPT) l MAY / JUNE 2017

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DEMAND REMAINS HIGH FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT, ECO-FRIENDLY HOME FEATURES, ACCORDING TO A SURVEY BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS. IN FACT, THE MAJORITY OF BUILDERS NOW PUT ENERGYEFFICIENT WINDOWS, HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS, THERMOSTATS AND APPLIANCES IN THEIR CONSTRUCTION, THE SURVEY SAYS. 34

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f you’re selling your home and hope to compete with new construction as well as set your house apart from other resales- making green improvements could significantly pay off. “Updating your home with green features can attract more buyers and even increase your home’s sale price,” says Geoff Lewis, president of RE/MAX, LLC. “Buyers are not only looking for cosmetic upgrades, they also want improvements that will help save them money for as long as they live in the home.” Some green projects you can easily accomplish yourself, like replacing less efficient light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs or LEDs throughout the house, or installing a programmable thermostat. Other improvements may require professional expertise but can result in even bigger payoffs. Here are five popular green home improvements that could help boost your home’s resale value, and save you money until you’re ready to sell: Windows: Replacing older windows with ENERGY STAR-rated

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high-efficiency windows could lower your annual energy bill as much as 12 percent, according to the United States Department of Energy. What’s more, ENERGY STAR-rated windows may qualify for a tax credit of 10 percent off the cost of the windows. Insulation: Most homes in the U.S. don’t have enough insulation, according to energystar.gov. Adding insulation and sealing air leaks could reduce annual energy bills by 10 percent. At the time of resale, adding fiberglass insulation in the attic could recoup 107 percent of the cost, according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value report. Front Door: It’s a key part of your home’s curb appeal and the last exterior feature homebuyers see before entering your house. However, a front door needs to do more than look good. Replacing an older, wooden door with an energy-efficient, secure steel door recoups more than 90 percent of its cost when you sell your home, according to the Cost vs. Value report.


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Landscaping: With warm weather approaching, it’s a great time to think about landscaping that has green value as well as cosmetic appeal. Adding trees in addition to flowers can provide shade that will help keep the home’s interior cooler in summer months. In fact, according to the National Association of Landscape professionals, planting five shade trees can return up to 100 percent of the project cost when you sell your home. Water: Most water heaters last about 10 years, so if your home is older, a new water heater could be a big selling point. A tankless water heater could be even more appealing; because they only heat water when it’s needed, rather than consume energy to hold gallons of water at a set temperature for hours, tankless water heaters use far less energy. ENERGY STAR says a tankless water heater could save you up to $1,800 over its usable life - which is twice as long as the lifespan of traditional tank water heaters. When you’re thinking of selling your home, you’ll probably invest a lot of time and energy into staging. Consider saving some additional budget for energyefficient home improvements that may help boost your home’s value. A knowledgeable real estate agent can advise you on which green home improvements can get you the biggest return on investment. Visit www.remax.com to find a real estate agent near you. (BPT) l MAY / JUNE 2017

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THE 2017 COLOR OF THE YEAR, REVEALED BY THE PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE IS A NEAR-AVOCADO HUE CALLED “GREENERY.”

reenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew, according to the Institute, also noting the soothing effects of the otherwise energizing color. “More and more homeowners are looking to create tranquility through the use of calming colors and natural materials like stone,” said Stephanie Vierra, architect and president of Vierra Design & Education Services. “‘Greenery’ is not necessarily found in natural stone, but it is a shade commonly seen in nature.” Natural stone can, however, be green in the literal sense, from emerald granites and marbles to more subdued hues flecked or veined with green. For many, using natural stone is a way to expand the concept of “Greenery” into their home design projects. Not Just for Monuments Using natural stone for homebuilding or remodeling makes sense. It is unequalled for strength and dura-

bility. As stone processing methods have improved and prices have decreased, clapboard and brick exteriors have been supplanted by natural stone cladding options. Indoors, stone has vaulted to prominence over imitation stone materials. “Natural stone most often lays a neutral base which complements the vibrant and striking colors of a living space,” said Eric Osterhout of Northern Stone Supply. “It resembles nature, where you might see a bluegray granite mountain spread with a deep green and gold forest, or deep rust and gold river rock crawling with bright green moss.” In many cases, designs start with a feature material like stone, knowing that it will last a long

time, according to Vierra. Natural materials coordinate well. Trend colors can be applied to the design after feature materials have been chosen. Natural stone is durable, easy to maintain and affordable. Combined with myriad pattern choices, textures and colors, the demand for natural stone is understandable. Sustainability of Stone To keep pace with demand, stone suppliers temper their production with a focus on sustainability. Stone is nature’s original “green” building material, and the industry is laying claim to environmental benefits of its use in construction:

Stone quarrying practices have improved and are monitored for regulatory compliance. Old quarries are being reclaimed as parks and recreational areas.

No energy or power is required to create stone – it exists naturally. Power is used for extraction and processing, but relatively less as compared to many other building materials.

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Natural stone can be a permanent building material. It requires replacement infrequently and is recyclable.

Stone contains no substances toxic to human health, and is a hygienic and safe food preparation surface in its raw state. It requires no special treatments for use as a building material.

Though other building materials require regular upkeep to maintain their beauty or utility, stone ages gracefully without losing structural properties. Natural stone maintenance is typically neither difficult nor costly. Nurture Through Nature Homeowners grow the value of their home, and their home environment, by using natural building products and letting nature inside – through views, lighting and stonework. “With the world’s emphasis on sustainable design, the ‘Greenery’ color trend couldn’t have happened at a more perfect time,” Vierra said. “Inspiration to mimic and reflect nature is easy to achieve with the combination of ‘Greenery’ and natural stone, while also meeting sustainability goals.” Find more information about building with natural stone at usenaturalstone.com. (Family Features) l

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SPRING AND SUMMER CAN BE PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT TIMES OF YEAR FOR THOSE WITH RESPIRATORY HEALTH CHALLENGES, WHEN SIMPLE ACTIVITIES LIKE GARDENING, WALKING THE DOG AND READING A BOOK ON THE PATIO CAN CAUSE ITCHING, WHEEZING, SNEEZING AND TROUBLE BREATHING.

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t is all about improving one’s immune function in response to environmental factors, which can mean the difference between perpetual discomfort and a happy, vital spring and summer,” says Kelly Heim, PhD, senior director of Scientific Affairs at Pure Encapsulations, a leading manufacturer of dietary supplements. Whether you are looking to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood, or you simply want to stay active and comfortable while enjoying the outdoors, consider the following treatments and tips. Something Sweet Honey isn’t just delicious; it can be therapeutic, potentially helping you to alleviate seasonal symptoms. However, it is important you select honey produced in your local area for this strategy to work. You should also know that this immunotherapeutic approach won’t protect against all the causes of respiratory health challenges.

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Dietary Supplements Your nutritional intake can have a large impact on the way you feel in spring. Consider a dietary supplement designed to support both innate and adaptive immune response. For example, Pure Encapsulations Aller-Essentials with EpiCor contains a blend of nutrients and herbal extracts designed to promote healthy immune function in response to environmental factors. Research suggests that it enhances natural killer cell activation, B cell and T cell function, and salivary IgA levels; and that the quercetin, hesperidin and vitamin C in the supplement provide additional support for stabilizing mast cells which can release histamines and exacerbate respiratory issues. More information can be found at PureEncapsulations.com/alleressentials. Practical Considerations While building up your immune response is crucial in the battle against respiratory problems, you can make your home a

healthy oasis from with a few practical considerations. Create a makeshift mudroom or landing zone in your foyer. Remove shoes and outer layers when you get home, and ask your guests to do the same upon arrival. Keep your bedroom particularly protected from the outdoors, for example, don’t toss the same jeans and clothing that have been on a picnic blanket on your bedspread. Wash your hair in the evening before going to sleep, particularly after a day in the garden, and remember to change and launder your pillows and linens regularly. Ask a Doctor When it comes to health, there is no one-size-fits all solution. Talk with your health care provider, who can help you pinpoint the exact source of your suffering, in order to determine the best treatment options for you. With a few lifestyle changes, you can look forward to a season of breathing easy. (StatePoint) l

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THE TREND OF HOME AND COMMUNITY GARDENS IS ON THE RISE IN THE U.S. A 2014 STUDY BY THE NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION FOUND 1 IN 3 HOUSEHOLDS NOW GROW THEIR OWN FOOD TO HELP PUT BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER ON KITCHEN TABLES.

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hile more and more people are helping to provide for themselves, purchasing food is the third-highest expenditure in typical American households, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This means that while many people maintain fruitful gardens, farming is still a major industry in the U.S.

Based on recent statistics, the USDA reports: U.S. growers produce more than $178 billion in crops per year.

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The U.S. has 2.06 million farms on more than 911 million acres of land. The U.S. exported $133 billion in agricultural products in 2015 alone; 44 percent of those exports went to Canada, China and Mexico.

One in 10 Americans work in agriculture and its related industries. Do you ever stop to think about the men and women who help grow the world’s food? They come from all walks of life. Many have spent their whole lives working on their families’ farms, while others can trace their love of farming back to a high school teacher or college class. For each of these men and women, agriculture is not only what they do, but also who they are. To celebrate the individuals whose agricultural roots are making a difference in all our lives, Syngenta has launched the #RootedinAg campaign. Here are a few of their stories: From the Georgia clay to the Midwestern Corn Belt Leon Hunter grew up on a small family farm in southwest Georgia. He remembers working on the farm at a young age, helping his father and two uncles operate his grandfather’s farm outside the town of Whigham. “Agriculture was embedded in me,” he says. “Working on the farm was what my cousins and I did after school and all summer.” PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SYNGENTAUS MAY / JUNE 2017

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“Agriculture was embedded in me. Working on the farm was what my cousins and I did after school and all summer.”

Hunter learned the value of hard work from his family — especially his grandfather, who was an astute farmer and businessman with strong values. Hunter now uses those same lessons as he prepares a new generation of growers in his role as a Syngenta agronomy service manager. He and his team of 10 agronomists educate, train and advise colleagues and growers on how to produce the best crops possible in much of the Corn Belt east of the Mississippi River. Read more of Hunter’s story here. A Passion for Sustainability Mitch Roth grew up on his family’s Michigan farm, where his parents taught him the value of having a nutritious meal on the table each night. Today, Roth is a graduate student at Michigan State University,

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Leon Hunter, Agronomy Service Manager, Syngenta.

working toward a doctorate degree in genetics. He hopes his degree will help him find sustainable ways to feed the world. In 2015, he won the graduate level Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship because of his drive and innovative outlook. While Roth gained invaluable hands-on experience working on his family farm, he knows the average American doesn’t have his level of understanding about agriculture. He believes shrinking that knowledge gap can help eliminate unnecessary fear of genetic research. “Not everyone can become an expert in agricultural biotechnology,” he says, “but I believe more can be done to bridge this gap.” Find Roth’s full story here.


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“In this business, in agriculture, the thing that counts the most is your reputation. It’s important you do the best job that you can.” Vintage Roots Brenda Wolgamott and her husband, Duane, began their winemaking business in Lockwood, California, in 1999 after years of working in agriculture and pest control. The pair created their own label, named after their young daughter, Marin. Eighteen years later, Marin, who studied wine and viticulture in college, works side-by-side with her parents and is now the winemaker for her namesake vineyard. Both she and her mother agree that working hard can and will pay off, especially in an industry with such a close-knit group of people.

Brenda and Marin Wolgamott walk their vineyard in Lockwood, California.

“In this business, in agriculture, the thing that counts the most is your reputation,” Brenda says. “It’s important you do the best job that you can.” Share Your Story These are just a few of the stories that Syngenta is proud to share through its #RootedinAg campaign. Go to the Syngenta Thrive website to read more. And if you make your living in agriculture as a grower, reseller, educator or adviser, consider sharing your story in the #RootedinAg Contest for a chance to benefit your community. (BPT) l MAY / JUNE 2017

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ant to know exactly where your food is coming from and have the freshest possible flavors within arm’s reach? Bring “farm-to-table” dining into your everyday life by creating your own garden. Follow these tips to grow and harvest fruits, veggies and herbs at peak ripeness to enjoy in simple, healthful meals.

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Room to Grow When starting a garden, it’s important to have a plan. Find a spacious area with plenty of sunlight to help plants take root and flourish -- whether that’s in your backyard or a nearby community garden. For cooler climates, raised garden beds are highly recommended. These allow fruits and vegetables the space needed to expand their roots and hold in water.

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For hot, arid climates, create an inground garden, as it holds in moisture better, requiring less irrigation. Selecting what to grow is your next challenge. Herb gardens are perfect for those with limited experience or limited space. Herbs like basil, cilantro and chives are easy to maintain. Most herbs can withstand changing climates, meaning you can cook with fresh her-


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NEARLY 50 PERCENT OF FRESH FRUITS AND 20 PERCENT OF FRESH VEGETABLES IN THE US ARE IMPORTED, ACCORDING TO FOODSAFETY.GOV. THIS MEANS THAT YOUR FOOD TRAVELED LONG DISTANCES TO GET TO YOUR PLATE. TO BETTER ENJOY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, MANY FAMILIES ARE NOW GROWING THEIR OWN AT HOME.

bs year-round, adding them to nearly any meal to increase depths of flavor and allow you to “play” with your food. Farm with Flavor Having access to a variety of fresh produce lets you expand your menu at home while keeping it healthy. Many items found in simple salads, like carrots, tomatoes, radishes, lettuce and other leafy greens are considered “beginner crops.” Certain berries are also easy to cultivate. If you’ve ever tasted a ripe, just-picked strawberry or a fresh, juicy tomato, you’ll know that it’s worth the effort to grow these items yourself! Mix it Up Having a high-quality blender, like the Vitamix A3500, can make transforming your harvest into vibrant meals easy. Vitamix machines can be used to chop, purée or juice

any ingredients that may come from your budding garden. Put new spins on old family recipes. Next time your kids ask for spaghetti and meatballs, try Spaghetti with Roasted Vegetable Sauce. Made with fresh, garden ingredients, including Roma tomatoes, carrots and fresh basil leaves, this robust sauce will become a staple in your weekly meal rotation. You might even want to try it on top of spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles to take advantage of more nutritious, fresh-grown produce. Try something new and create Sweet Potato Soup with Seared Tomatillos using fresh jalapenos, poblanos and tomatillos from your garden. Or dress up a lessthan-exciting salad with a brightly flavored Strawberry Vinaigrette, using fresh strawberries and herbs. Growing greens (plus reds, yellows, oranges, purples and blues) gives you peace of mind in knowing exactly where your meals come from, and the pride of nurturing something wholesome. (StatePoint) l

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hey’re the most popular and prized flower in American gardens, one of the most-beloved flowers for weddings, and staples of Valentine’s and Mother’s Day bouquets. Americans love their roses — and so do a host of harmful pests, including Japanese beetles, aphids, mites among other insects, and let’s not forget about deer.

Pests can cause a great deal of damage to roses, especially considering many varieties have a reputation for being tenderly delicate. While some types of roses are hardier against disease, no rose alive can fight off an aphid infestation or fight foraging deer without some help from the gardener. However, growing awareness of the environmental impact of some common pesticides may have many rose gardeners looking for more natural ways to protect their blooms this season. Brand-name neonicotinoid pesticides, commonly used to keep pests off plants, are being banned in states

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WARM WEATHER WELCOMES FLOWERBEDS, GARDENS BURST WITH COLOR AND FRAGRANCE, AND IN MANY YARDS, ROSES ARE THE STARS OF THE SHOW. across the country, including Maryland, Connecticut and Minnesota. North Carolina is currently considering a similar ban. This class of insecticides is believed to contribute to the devastation and decline of honeybee populations across the country. As more states prohibit the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, and some garden retailers remove neonics from store shelves, many gardeners may have to start looking for alternative, more environmentally friendly solutions to protect their prized roses.


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beetles, leafhoppers, greenflies and sawflies. The product is compatible with nature, not classified as an insecticide and is harmless to all wildlife, pets, birds and people.

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Bobbex Rose also provides needed moisture retention for the plant and can reduce the severity of black spot and powdery mildew, common problems for rose gardeners. Continued use will disrupt browsing habits of deer while protecting against an assault of insects in any weather. The product is actually good for plants since it contains elements high in nitrogen and phosphorus; it dries clear and won’t burn plants. Bobbex Rose will not wash off in rain, or irrigation. Visit www.bobbex.com to learn more.

Natural Solutions Fortunately, rose aficionados have several natural ways to defend their gardens from pests. These measures can help protect rose gardens and the environment:

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Choosing a good location for your roses is the first step. If you’ll be planting new rose bushes this season, look for a location that will help the roses thrive. The healthier the plant, the hardier it will be in resisting disease and pests. Roses should get six to eight hours of sun per day, and need at least three feet of space on all sides to flourish. Be sure to properly prepare the soil, mulch around the base of the plant, and regularly fertilize and water.

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pests and deer away with a natural, environmentally friendly, dual purpose repellent like Bobbex Rose Deer and Insect Repellent. The easy-toapply, ready-to-use foliar spray discourages deer foraging through taste and smell aversion, while simultaneously repelling insects such as aphids, mites, Japanese

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Use nature to defend your roses; hang bird feeders to attract backyard birds that regularly dine on insects harmful to roses. You can also purchase lady bugs, which eat aphids, to release in your rose garden. Just be sure to research the best time and conditions for releasing lady bugs, or they will fly away before making any impact. The fragrance and colors of roses are among the most delightful indulgences of the warm weather season. With a bit of attention, planning and effective natural assistance, it’s possible, even easy, to keep your roses radiantly resplendent while naturally protecting them and the environment. (BPT) l MAY / JUNE 2017

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HABITS MAKE UP 40% OF OUR DAILY LIFE, SO IF YOU WANT TO FEEL AND LOOK BETTER, INCORPORATING MORE HEALTHY HABITS INTO YOUR LIFE IS KEY: SO HOW CAN WE GET RID OF OUR UNHEALTHY BEHAVIORS AND REPLACE THEM WITH ROUTINES THAT IMPROVE OUR LIFE?

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Habit News Habits are not set in stone, and they are very much in our control if we understand how they work. So let’s begin with some background on habit formation, and then I will discuss strategies for changing the habits that are holding you back from instilling new, healthy habits. A Habit Is A Behavior A habit is a behavior we repeat regularly and, often, unconsciously. We all generally have both good habits and bad habits in our daily life. For instance, a good habit almost everyone shares is brushing our teeth; a common bad habit might be always choosing a donut at a regular morning meeting. Ideally, the good habits in our life outweigh the self-destructive ones. The body loves habits because being on automatic pilot saves mental and physical energy. Imagine if you had to think about each movement necessary to parallelpark your car; it would be exhausting and very inefficient. Instead you hardly think how to turn the wheel, which way to look, and when to apply the brake because you have done it so often it has become routine. When the body finds something you do from which it benefits, like clean teeth or getting into a parking space, it will lay down a neural pathway in the brain that will remind you to replicate that behavior. This neural pathway will strengthen every time you repeat the action, until it becomes a default mode and you begin behaving without much thought; a new habit has been formed. Unfortunately, while this process yields a helpful habit in the case of parallel-parking skill, the same principle is applied to the repeated action of reaching for that 500-calorie donut at every morning meeting. Fortunately, habit formation works both ways: just as a neutral pathway for a certain behavior gets more entrenched the more that behavior is repeated, if you stop a

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behavior, the neural pathway weakens over time, as you consistently resist the habit. This is why it’s often hard to get back into your workout routine after being on a long, lazy vacation, those neural pathways for your exercise routine weakened when they weren’t engaged regularly. So, what about those people who seem to find it so easy to exercise or have only one serving? Are they somehow wired for healthier habits or stronger willpower? No. What they have are stronger neutral pathways, established over years of repeated action, for the behaviors of working out or eating moderately. In my case, I see this in my long habit of exercising early in the morning: I go to the gym every day at 5 a.m., and I have for years. As a result, I do so automatically, without thinking or emotion. While there are certainly mornings when I wake up and think, Gosh, I’m tired; I really don’t want to exercise, the neutral pathway I have developed for exercise over the years more persistently reminds me, You always feel great after you work out. Cue, Action, and Reward Habits always present in three parts: cue, action, and reward. The cue is the signal that prompts you to engage in a behavior; the action is the habit itself; and the reward is what you get from engaging in the habitual behavior. Usually, if we want to quit a behavior, we focus on the action by telling ourselves to stop whatever that behavior is: do not eat pizza for dinner. But researchers believe we can be more successful if we look instead at the cues encouraging us to engage in certain behaviors and then tweak them. If you’re trying to avoid pizza, instead of driving home past a favorite pizza restaurant, change your route to take you past a juice bar or other healthy option, or make sure you have fruit or another satisfying healthy snack in your car. One of my clients has devised a helpful cue for herself to keep her workouts on track: knowing she needs as few obstacles as possible on her path to working out, she puts on her gym clothes as soon as she gets up in the morning. She knows she is more apt to get her run in if she is already dressed. Once the gear is on, running is almost inevitable, so being dressed in her

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Habits always present in three parts: cue, action, and reward. The cue is the signal that prompts you to engage in a behavior; the action is the habit itself; and the reward is what you get from engaging in the habitual behavior.

gym clothes has become a positive cue for her. Rather than repeatedly tell herself she has to go running, she recognizes she’s already dressed for it and heads out the door. Knowing what triggers us to engage in a habit gives us control over it because we can avoid the cues that do not serve us and focus on those that benefit our long-term goals. Understanding what rewards we get from a habit is important so we can find alternatives that reward us in a healthier way. For instance, if eating soothes you at night after a stressful day at work, recognizing that will allow you to substitute a different behavior that calms you and feels like a treat. One of my clients who loves to read now chooses a good book over ice cream; another now takes baths to unwind. While these success stories reflect the healthy possibilities, it is also important to know your neutral pathways will resist at first. But by consistently engaging in healthier, substitute behaviors, you will weaken that resistance. Once you find something that works for you, repeat it often to cement it in, and soon when you come home your first thought won’t be What can I eat to make me feel better? But perhaps When can I cuddle up with my book? Or Ah, a hot bath. Self-Discipline Is Important Changing does take some self-discipline, especially in the beginning of a new routine, but it is important to not rely on willpower alone because you will end up failing. Americans consider willpower a virtue. We believe we should be able to resist cookies at all times and not getting out every day to exercise is a character flaw. The reality is true lifestyle change does not rise from willpower. Rather it’s the result of many consecutive choices, day after day, prompted by cues that promote healthy routines and rewards that are life-giving. The kind of reasonable decisions that result in long-term change are made in the brain’s prefrontal cortex. The problem with the prefrontal cortex is that it gets tired. When this happens, self-discipline goes out the window and the more impulsive part of our brain takes over, causing us to feel out MAY / JUNE 2017

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of control. Stress, lots of decision-making, low blood sugar, and being physically tired-all contribute to weakening our willpower, which is a normal day for most of us. This is why we are more apt to lose control at night when it comes to alcohol, our diets, and our good intentions to exercise. To counter this pattern, consider preempting the bad decisions that come from fatigue by taking steps like sneaking in a quick nap and a snack before going out to a holiday party, where it is easy to overdo it in any number of ways; or, when you go out to dinner and the waiter asks if you want bread on the table, say,“No, thanks”right away and save your prefrontal cortex from having to resist and bargain for the rest of the meal. Setting up your environment to help you avoid having to call on willpower (and your prefrontal cortex) is the smartest way to effect lasting change. Go For Your Goals Proper goal setting is another tool to help us stick to healthy habits: Goal setting is vital if you want to make longterm changes because it forces you to be clear about what you want and how to get there. When you set goals, you make decisions about your behaviors in advance. Studies show we all overestimate what smart choices we will make in a situation, so why not set clear goals beforehand about what to eat, when to exercise, and how to incorporate other healthy choices so there is no room for debate.

“On Monday and Thursday right after work, I run on the treadmill at the gym for 30 minutes.” This goal totally rocks because you do not have to engage your prefrontal cortex over this again because you’ve committed beforehand. It is also measurable (you know how long you are going to run), actionable (it is something you can do, instead of something you don’t want to do), and time bound (scheduled for a certain date and duration). Our conversation might then turn to food habits. If you tell me, “I will not eat chocolate,” I will respond by telling you this is neither actionable nor realistic, it is just a restriction that leaves you with a void in which you will obsess about chocolate and then end up eating more than you originally planned. A more constructive goal in this area might be, “When I crave something sweet, I will [insert substitute behavior here] instead.” As a final step in our goal-setting conversation, I would encourage you to write down your desired outcome and the goals we discussed to help you stay on track. Each week you can revisit your goals and prioritize them by scheduling them in your calendar.

Because my clients come to see me wanting to lose weight, let’s use that desired outcome as an example of how best to use a goal-setting strategy. Specifically, let’s see about being specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time bound. If you tell me you want to lose ten pounds, I would ask you: “What are the behavior(s) you will need to be doing in two months that will get you ten pounds lighter?” If you say, “I need to exercise more,” I would ask you to be more specific, maybe something like, “I am running five times a week for at least 45 minutes.”

Success Can Be Yours In sum, you can break your bad habits by substituting them with healthier behaviors, and then strengthen the neural pathways of the new, healthy habit through repetition. Be aware of the cues that lead you to undesirable behavior and avoid those triggers. Understand the true reward you are seeking through your habit and find a healthier behavior that will still give you the same reward. Keep in mind at first your embedded neural pathways will be pulling you strongly toward your old ways, but persevere and you will create new pathways that lead you to better behaviors. Protect your prefrontal cortex so it helps you make smart choices. Finally, commit to clear goals to get you to the healthy lifestyle you desire.

Then I would ask you, “What are the behaviors you can do this coming week that will help you get to this twomonth goal?” An example of a clear goal (which should be even more specific since it’s for the following week) is,

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LIPS CAN BE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE ELEMENTS, LEAVING THEM DRY AND CHAPPED.

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Lower humidity can deplete and dehydrate lips. While it can be tempting to lick one’s lips, unfortunately, this approach will only make the problem worse -- as saliva draws moisture out of the lips as it evaporates. Instead, keep lips hydrated from the inside out by drinking plenty of water.

Use moisturizing lip balms with ingredients that will seal in moisture and stay on your lips. If you are not allergic to sunscreen, use a product with SPF 15 or higher, such as the Carmex Lip Balm Stick, to protect from the sun - not just on sunny days, but every day. Make a habit of applying lip balm three to four times daily, ensuring that one application is before bedtime.

Avoid high gloss lipsticks with little-to-no color. They can be potentially harmful to lips because they can attract UV rays. Avoid these shades entirely or try a triple-layer approach for added protection: first apply a lip balm with SPF, followed by a colored lipstick, then finish it off with some shine.

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When indoors, consider using a humidifier in dry environments to help moisturize your skin and lips. More healthy lip tips can be found at mycarmex.com. There is no reason to suffer through chapped, cracked lips. Great habits, such as applying a moisturizing lip balm or lip balm that contains SPF, can help you keep your lips healthy and moisturized. (StatePoint) l


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eaweed may be a hot new food trend in the United States, but this leafy green from the sea has been used in Asian cuisine for thousands of years. Not only is seaweed low in calories and fat, it’s also packed with essential nutrients like vitamins A, B and C. Better yet? Research shows it’s a good source of antioxidants and calcium and can prevent and reduce inflammation. You may know seaweed as a crunchy, salty snack or the wrap that holds together sushi rolls. What you may not know is that

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THERE’S A NEW SUPERFOOD IN TOWN. AND IT’S NOT KALE. seaweed is an important food ingredient that improves the taste of foods, makes them better for us and benefits the environment. For example, carrageenan, an ingredient naturally derived from red seaweed, makes our ice cream creamy, keeps chocolate milk from separating and is the reason the ground nuts in our nut milk don’t settle to the bottom of the carton. It can also

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be used instead of sodium in deli meats and to replace fats and sugar in other foods. Some sweets, like puddings and gummy candies, get their unique texture from gelatin, an animal-based ingredient. But what about those who follow a vegetarian or kosher diet? Have no fear, seaweed is here! Plantbased carrageenan can be used in place of gelatin to make sure these tasty snacks are vegetarian, vegan, halal and kosher. Another way seaweed improves the foods we eat every day?


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Alginates, also a seaweed-based ingredient, are added to baked goods, such as bread, and even your favorite energy bars to make them taste better and stay fresh for longer. Alginates are also used to make beer foamy and replace the fat in low-fat ice cream. But seaweed doesn’t just benefit the foods we eat; it’s also good for the environment and the people who farm it. Seaweed is one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly crops on the planet. It requires none of the fertilizers, pesticides or other chemicals that are used

in land-based farming. And seaweed sequesters carbon and cleans ocean water of phosphorus and nitrogen. Some scientists and researchers believe seaweed might even be the biofuel of the future. More than 75,000 farmers around the world rely on seaweed farming to support their families. Before they started farming carrageenan seaweed, many coastal communities lived at or below the poverty level. With the income they earn harvesting carrageenan seaweed, these farmers are able to improve

their homes, enhance their diets and send their children to school. And in some countries, seaweed harvesting provides a way out of poverty for women who do not have access to other jobs. Seaweed isn’t just a healthy snack or ingredient that makes our favorite foods better tasting and better for us. It’s revolutionizing dinner plates and economies around the world, restoring our oceans and improving lives. For more information about the benefits of seaweed, including how it is used in foods we love, visit www.foodsciencematters.com. (BPT) l MAY / JUNE 2017

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SKIN CARE SECRETS DURING

WARM SUMMER MONTHS FROM THE EXPERTS

EVER WONDER HOW DERMATOLOGISTS CARE FOR THEIR OWN SKIN DURING THE WARM SUMMER MONTHS? YOU’RE IN LUCK BECAUSE FIVE DERMATOLOGISTS FROM U.S. DERMATOLOGY PARTNERS SHARED WITH US THEIR OWN PERSONAL TIPS AND PRODUCTS THEY USE TO KEEP THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES SUN SAFE.

Daniel Walker, MD Grapevine, Texas Whenever possible, my family and I try to do our swimming and other outdoor activities later

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in the day (think 4 or 5 pm). The levels of UV radiation are far less intense that during midday, and this greatly decreases your chances of getting burned. We also love using swim shirts (also called rash guards) and hats when we are at the pool or lake. These clothing items provide wonderful sun protection throughout the day, and there’s obviously no need to reapply every few hours like you would with sunscreen. Of course, sunscreen of at

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least SPF 30 is an important part of our summer. When at the pool, we make it a habit to reapply every 2-3 hours. And before getting in the water, be sure to allow the sunscreen to dry for about 10-15 mins prior to jumping in.

Kathryn Celeste Durham, M.D. Fort Worth, Texas My favorite thing is sun protective clothing with UPF (UV protection factor). You can find this type of clothing from brands like Magellan, Columbia, and Coolibar. Always put on a lotion based sunscreen 15 minutes before going out in the sun of at least SPF 50. Any brand is fine, as long as it has a high SPF.


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(UVA comes through car windows!). Also pay attention to the bottle that will suggest how often to reapply if you or your family plans on spending an extended period of time out in the sun.

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Uptown Dallas, Texas I favor sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These are ingredients that work as physical blockers as opposed to chemical blockers. Physical blockers physically reflect the sun’s UV rays versus just absorbing them which still gives an opportunity to damage skin. The zinc oxides have come a long way from the neon green and pink of my era to almost invisible. They are also less likely to cause an irritation to the skin as opposed to the chemical blockers. Overall any sunscreen with an SPF of greater than 30 that is broad spectrum (blocks against UVA and UVB) is important for any member of the family, even if just driving in the car

Waxahachie and Corsicana, Texas The easiest way to protect my and my family’s skin from the sun is by seeking shade when possible. When shade isn’t available, we apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and reapply every two hours and after swimming or sweating. Our favorite sunscreen products are by Elta MD. We also will often wear protective clothing such as long sleeved shirts, wide brimmed hats, and sunglasses. l

Dustin Wilkes, DO Weatherford, Texas A sunscreen that my family and I use to protect us from harmful UV radiation is Elta MD sunscreen, which is available in many dermatologists’ offices. As an overthe-counter alternative we use CeraVe AM as well. Both contain zinc oxide, a mineral that protects from sun damage. Zinc oxide is often used for diaper rashes so is safe to use on children, and should not cause any allergic reactions.

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SUNSCREEN AND SUNLESS TANNER

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OUR FRIENDS AT U.S. DERMATOLOGY PARTNERS PUT TOGETHER THESE SELF-TANNER PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS TO HELP YOU GET THAT SUMMER GLOW – SAFELY.

Dark Color in a Hurry Try Fake Bake Flawless or Xen-Tan Premium Sunless Tan. Both provide almost immediate color change that looks like you went to a professional.

tural Glow Daily Moisturizer for a discrete first impression that you can build over time. These are also great options if you’re trying out sunless tanners for the first time.

A Quick Bronzing Try St. Tropez Self-Tanning Bronze or L’Oréal Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer for immediate color that’s a bit more subtle. The L’Oréal option also leaves behind a bit of shimmer.

It may be nerve racking to try a sunless tanner, but it’s much less risky than exposing yourself to harmful UV rays. This doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy the outdoors, but rather enjoy it wearing sunscreen, a hat, and even UV protective clothing knowing you got your summer glow safely from a bottle.l

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“BASE TANS” MEMORIAL DAY provide tanning beds for students on or near campus. This, despite the fact, WEEKEND IS UPON US that the American Cancer Society estimates that over 400,000 cases of AND THE UNOFFICIAL skin cancer in the US each year are START OF THE SWIMSUIT linked to indoor tanning alone. SEASON HAS BEGUN. 3Other skin problems. Turns out

ou and your teenage or college age children might think your pale skin could do with a bit of color and that a trip to the local tanning bed is just the ticket. After all, getting a base tan will keep you from getting a sunburn. Right? Err… not so fast. A base tan offers no protection from the sun. For example, studies show that college students who got base tans prior to spring break were slightly more likely to get a sunburn because they were less diligent about sunscreen. So, what can a bit of tanning hurt? You don’t have to worry about wrinkles, sunspots, and skin cancer until old age. Right? The ugly truth is, every time you tan you damage your skin. Irreversibly. And it’s harmful to you in more ways than one. The temporary appeal of a glowing tan unfortunately comes with permanent consequences to not only the look of your skin, but also the health of your skin. Three reasons to break the bronzing habit:

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Premature aging. Tanning destroys precious collagen tissue and prematurely ages your skin. This

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holds true if you get a tan from the sun or a tanning bed. All emit harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays that penetrate all layers of the skin. If you think you’ll correct problems later with anti-aging creams, think again! Topical creams only treat the skin’s uppermost layers. Not to mention the high cost of antiaging creams! If you’re determined to sport a tan, reach for a bottle of bronzer or get a professional spray tan.

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Skin cancer. (Gulp) Research shows that one person dies of melanoma (the deadliest type of skin cancer) every hour. Here’s another shocker: Melanoma is now the most common form of cancer diagnosed in adults younger than 30 (especially women). Experts believe tanning beds are a major factor behind this increase. It’s estimated that an astonishing half of top US colleges

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that “healthy glow” isn’t so healthy. In addition to causing premature aging and wrinkles, UV rays cause discolored areas of the skin called lentigines (what you mother calls liver spots), freckles, sallowness (a yellow discoloring of the skin) and dilation of small blood vessels under the skin. We get it. Tanning feels good and helps you fit in with the crowd. Even though millions of Americans partake in tanning every day, joining their ranks is a risky move. If you want a lifetime of healthy, glowing skin, start young and follow these commonsense steps:

Slather on broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen when you’re outdoors and do it often.


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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

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DOESN’T MEAN THEY DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ROB LAFFAN IS THE FOUNDER AND CREATOR OF TIPPYTALK, AN APP THAT HELPS PEOPLE WITH VERBAL DISABILITIES COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR LOVED ONES.

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ob’s young daughter, Sadie, is nonverbal. Fueled by the need to communicate and understand what Sadie was thinking and feeling, Rob set out to discover a way to more effectively communicate with her. That’s when TippyTalk was born. Rob also knew many other families were facing the same challenges and wanted to provide them with a better way to come together. In the last year alone, TippyTalk has helped MAY / JUNE 2017

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improve the lives of thousands of families. It was inspiring to learn how Rob’s love for his family and appreciation for technology, have enabled him, and others to develop a close personal bond with, and enhanced greater love and deeper understanding of family. InFluential Magazine: Would you please introduce yourself and your daughter, Sadie, to our readers? Rob Laffan: A native of Ireland, I’m the father of Sadie, my six-year-old daughter who has nonverbal autism and also the creator of TippyTalk, an app that allows me to communicate with her. Diagnosed with autism four years ago, Sadie attends a specific school called Red Hill. With the help of the app and schooling, Sadie’s communication skills have improved greatly over the last year. She can now speak 10-12 words and is on her way to being verbal. InFluential: What have you learned about the challenges associated generally with a verbal disability? Rob: It’s more about you as the parent. I learned very quickly that I had to adapt my life to fit in with Sadie’s. It was upsetting at the start, but once I put my own self-pity aside I educated myself in the many available communication methods to try and find one that would be suitable for Sadie.

I’m grateful for what I have right now. I measure any success – professionally or personally – through gratitude. Rob Laffan

InFluential: What was communication like between you and Sadie before TippyTalk? Rob: At first, we used 2-D picture cards called PECS (picture exchange communication system). We found it helpful at the start, but we only reached a low level of communication with PECS and my wife and I found ourselves every weekend printing and laminating the following weeks batch of PECS images. There was one upside. The use of PECS images made me realize Sadie was a visual learner. This is where the idea of the TippyTalk app really started to take shape. InFluential: Do you have a technology background? If so, how did this influence your vision to create TippyTalk? Rob: When I returned to college in 2012 at age 35, there was a job shortage in robotic and automation

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engineers. After my first year of reenrolling in college, my wife and I learned Sadie had Autism. I made a conscious decision then I was going to combine technology with what I was learning to help Sadie. InFluential: How did you develop and test TippyTalk? Rob: When I made a decision to help Sadie I had to come up with an idea for my final year project in college. I had become very proficient at a robotic programming called SCADA. I imported hundreds of Sadie’s images to this touch screen device call a HMI (human machine interface.) Within the code, I attached personalized text messages to be sent for a sequence of Sadie’s images that she would touch. Testing with Sadie took a few attempts, but once we reached the interaction stage, Sadie started to send meaningful communication within two days. From there, I introduced it to a few other families with Autism in my hometown and the results were very successful. The TippyTalk prototype was a rugged device: big and bulky and not very cost effective. The next challenge was to figure out how to reduce the cost and make it readily available to everyone that needed it. The answer was to take the exact same concept and develop it into an app.


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InFluential: How does TippyTalk work to breakdown barriers? Rob: TippyTalk allows for a person with no voice to be heard all over the world. By giving them an instant messaging service, they can connect to whomever they wish in any country. TippyTalk allows our non-verbal loved ones to be more socially included within our family unit and the world. InFluential: What benefits have you and others seen using TippyTalk? How has the technology enhanced relationships? Rob: Personally, it has helped me develop a close personal bond with Sadie and helped me to love and understand her little character. Another TippyTalk user in the UK has found it easier to express food and drink items to his father, and express his feelings to his mother. A U.S. user whose parents have divorced now have a connection because their non-verbal daughter texts them both and the parents have begun to speak to each other again. Just recently, we saw a blind single mom communicate with her 8-year-old son with the help of the TippyTalk app. Her phone gets the text message

and then reads the text out loud so she can serve her son’s needs. InFluential: If there’s one thing you’d like for people who are not familiar with nonverbal autism to know, what would it be? Rob: Just because they cannot speak does not mean they don’t have anything to say. Treat them just as you would with any other child. Their intelligence and comprehension will astound you. Sadie can complete a 60-piece jigsaw puzzle before I can even find the corners. InFluential: What is the greatest moment to date you’ve had with Sadie? Rob: Apart from the day she was born, it was the first text message she sent me: “Hi Daddy, I want some chicken nuggets.” Followed promptly by: “Hi Daddy, I want fries.” All this happened while I was ordering fast food two miles away from Sadie while she was at home with TippyTalk. We finally had a way to communicate, even when we weren’t in the same room. InFluential: How do you define your success professionally and personally? Rob: I’m grateful for what I have right now. I measure any success – professionally or personally – through gratitude. l MAY / JUNE 2017

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TURNING YOUR HOME INTO THE LIVING SPACE OF YOUR DREAMS TAKES EFFORT AND COMMITMENT, BUT WHILE THE WEATHER IS WARM AND MOTIVATION IS ON YOUR SIDE, IT’S TIME TO PUT YOUR VISIONS TO THE TEST.

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hether you choose to start your renovation project on the inside or outside, for fun or for function, the important part is committing to getting it done and doing it right. That includes finding the right materials and products to suit your specific needs and style, whether it’s for closet organization, a beautiful kitchen upgrade, adding features like skylights or anything in between.

installation warranty and, along with the blinds, operate by remote control, closing automatically when it rains. Both products, along with installation costs, qualify for a 30 percent federal tax credit. To find certified installers, visit whyskylights.com.

Your dreams and desires for your home are attainable and within your reach, so long as you’re devoted and willing to put in the time. Find more home upgrade tips and tricks at eLivingToday.com.

Versatile Home Storage It’s time to get organized. Turn any closet or area in your home into a designer-inspired storage showcase with ClosetMaid’s SuiteSymphony line. This affordable, DIY system is available in multiple finishes and styles, and offers accessories such as doors, drawers, shoe shelves and expandable hang rods for total customization. Find free design, inspiration and organization solutions at closetmaid. com/suitesymphony.

Natural Light and Fresh Air from Above You can brighten your space in an ecofriendly way with Energy Star-qualified, solar-powered fresh air skylights from Velux America, which provide natural light and ventilation to reduce energy costs. Adding solar-powered blinds can further increase energy efficiency. The skylights carry a 10-year, no-leak

Functional Furniture Ideal for enjoying a serene cup of coffee or welcoming guests for some outdoor fun, you can liven up your backyard space with a patio furniture set to help both aesthetically and functionally. The right set for your deck, patio or yard can lend a pleasing element to the eye and a comfortable spot to sit and eat, drink or rest after a

friendly game of whiffle ball. Available in myriad colors and combinations, look for patio furniture that matches your style and personal preferences. Backyard Getaway Find a comfortable temperature and enter your most relaxed state at any time with your own backyard hot tub. The gateway to a restful opportunity, a hot tub gives you a chance to close your eyes and unwind whether it’s the end of a long day or starting out your Saturday morning. With varying options like in-ground or above and a multitude of sizes, plus the ability to tune individual jets to your liking, a backyard hot tub can be the perfect personal oasis. A Finishing Touch Bring everything together in a kitchen or bathroom with the subtle feature that can sometimes be forgotten – the faucet. Extravagant or simple, modern or classic, the faucet can serve multiple aesthetic purposes like catching attention upon entering the room or simply complementing the design elements around it. Adding the final touch with the right faucet can be a beautiful way to wrap up a room. (Family Features) l MAY / JUNE 2017

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ike most beginners, first-time homebuyers will likely make a few mistakes as they initially go through the home-buying process in the upcoming year. Here are five mistakes first-time homebuyers often make, and how to best avoid them.

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to make an offer One of the biggest mistakes firsttime homebuyers will make in 2017 is simply waiting too long to get into the real estate market, according to Jay Carr, a senior loan advisr for RPM Mortgage in Newport Beach, California. Because the rates look like they’re going to continually increase over the year, it’s important for buyers to get in as early as they can so that they can avoid paying more later on. If you see a home that you’re interested in and you have been thinking about entering into the market for some time, don’t hesitate too long.

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BUYING A HOME FOR THE Of course sometimes it pays off to be bold in an offer (in that you get to FIRST TIME IS COMPARABLE pay a lot less than the asking price), but often it can end up that the buyers are TO THE FIRST TIME YOU negotiating themselves out of a deal. RIDE A BIKE. YOU CAN It’s important to pay attention to your real estate agent, who is a seasoned LEARN ABOUT HOW IT professional, when it comes to putting offer so you don’t offend the seller WORKS FROM YOUR inandanlose the house you want. PARENTS AND OBSERVE IT 3Not exploring FROM A DISTANCE, all your financing options Carr says many first-time buyers BUT YOU REALLY WON’T have grown up thinking that they need to save up for a 20 percent KNOW THE INS AND OUTS down payment before they can UNTIL YOU ACTUALLY SIT enter the housing market. While is always great to have as much DOWN ON THE BICYCLE itmoney to put down as possible AND START RIDING. before you purchase a home, it’s important to consider many of the new options available today. traits in a buyer. However, because these buyers are typically selfsufficient when it comes to other purchases, they often think they know best when it comes to what price they want to offer. “Buyers rely too much on what they see on the internet instead of the good advice of what they would hear from a real estate agent,” Carr says.

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One option is a home ownership investment such as the Unison HomeBuyer program, which typically provides up to half of the down payment you need. The money is an investment in the home, not a loan, so there are no interest charges or monthly payments. This new type of financing — which works in combination with a traditio-


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nal 30-year mortgage — can offer greater flexibility and control to the home buyer. It allows you to cut the time needed to save for a down payment in half, lower your monthly payments and avoid mortgage insurance, or increase your purchasing power so you can buy the home you want.

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Wanting the dream house right away Everyone has a picture in their minds of what their first home will look like. Whether you envisioned a craftsman bungalow near all your favorite bars and restaurants or a classic ranchstyle home with tons of land and no neighbors, chances are you’re going to have to trade up to that dream home from your first starter home.

“If you really like the house, you probably can’t afford it. If you think the house is just kind of below what you want it’s probably right in your price range. Get in the market rather than wait to get the dream house,” Carr says. Carr advises those in the hunt for their dream home to focus on becoming homeowners now and to wait on their dream home until they have built up equity and have higher incomes in the future. The median tenure of a homeowner in 2017 is about 10 years, but for the 20-year period before that it was only six. Believing that this won’t be your last house can take a bit of pressure off the home being perfectly suited for you.

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own representation Another mistake a first-time homebuyer can make is not having their own representation (meaning that they use the seller’s agent as their own buyer’s agent). While this is not always a bad situation, Carr cautions buyers to be careful that they have selected a good and trustworthy real estate agent that is looking after their best interests. In other words, you don’t want to pay an unfair price because someone is looking after their own best interest. To learn more about the Unison HomeBuyer program and how it could help you, visit www.unison. com/homebuyer. (BPT) l

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fter all, it seems very attractive on the surface — so attractive that leases accounted for onethird of all vehicles sales nationally in 2016. Taking a closer look though, you may be surprised to see there’s more than meets the eye in some

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monthly payment even further, you’ll have to put additional funds toward the cost of the lease to get your payment where you want it to be. Bells and Whistles Cost Extra. Just like when you’re buying a new car, the extras cost more. Advertised lease specials are usually for the base model — not the one with the navigation and safety packages you’re probably coveting. Adding on all the bells and whistles to your vehicle will mean higher payments because that raises the price of the car. Again, you may have to put an additional deposit down to land the payment you think you can afford. Not Owning Means No Asset. Leasing is basically renting a car for an extended period of time — three to five years or so. Unlike buying a car, you won’t have an asset at the end of your lease. Which means you’ll have a decision to make: pay the residual value (the value of the car at the lease’s end) to own the car outright, finance the residual or turn in your leased car for another. Regardless, you’ll again need the cash for a down payment or the upfront costs for your next lease — whereas with buying a car you’ll have a definitive end to monthly payments. Once your loan is paid off, you can put that money toward savings or paying down debt. Or, you can use your car as a trade-in on another ride or for cash if you ever need to sell it. Once You’re In It, Stay In It. If you get halfway through your lease and decide it’s not for you, you’ll

be charged for early termination, something to keep in mind if your financial lifestyle changes often. In some cases, you might be required to continue to pay all regularly scheduled payments or your credit could take a hit. Understand Complex Negotiations. Understanding how a car loan works can sometimes be difficult for a first-timer, and things get even more intricate when you lease. Here are a few terms you may hear during lease negotiations: Capitalized cost: Cost of the vehicle today. Lease term: Length of the lease, usually expressed in months. Residual value: Vehicle’s expected value at the end of the lease. Depreciation: The difference between the capitalized cost and residual value. Lease factor, or money factor: Cost of leasing, or interest — usually expressed as a very small number such as .003. Multiply this number by 2,400 to get your interest rate. In this example, that’s 7 percent. As a note, interest rates on leases tend to be higher than those on auto loans.

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If you want to ace your lease negotiation, you should study the vocab and have A+ credit, too. You may not get the best deal if you’re unsure about your credit score, leasing terminology or the calculations mentioned above. Mind Your Miles. Depending on how often you get behind the wheel and how far you

go, you could be forced to make some lifestyle changes if you lease. Most leases cap mileage somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000 miles per year, or a total of 30,000 to 45,000 miles. Driving over this limit could cost you up to 25 cents per mile. If you drive 30 miles round-trip for your commute, you’re traveling 150 miles over a five-day workweek. That’s nearly 8,000 miles just driving to work each year — 24,000 miles over the course of your lease. Depending on your limit, that doesn’t leave much wiggle room for things like road trips, traveling to sporting events, chauffeuring the kids to extracurriculars or even grabbing a bite to eat downtown. Those things could be taken off the table if you lease. If the freedom of driving whenever, wherever is something you enjoy, a lease may not be the best option. The Choice is Yours. Leasing might be for you if you want to drive a new car every three to five years, can drive within the limits and maintain good credit. On the other hand, today’s cars can easily last 10 years if maintained well, and once fully paid for, allow you to sock away monthly payments for other things. There are sites that offer side-by-side comparisons of buying and leasing to help you make the right choice. This calculator from Navy Federal Credit Union is just one example. In the end, it’s up to you. Armed with the details on the real deal of leasing and your buying options, you’re on the road to making the right choice. (BPT) l MAY / JUNE 2017

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BEFORE YOU BECOME GREEN WITH ENVY OF A NEIGHBOR’S LUSH-LOOKING LAWN, REMEMBER THAT BEAUTY IS MORE THAN JUST SKIN DEEP – EVEN FOR YARDS. FERTILIZING WITH THE RIGHT BALANCE OF NUTRIENTS APPLIED IN THE RIGHT QUANTITIES AND AT THE RIGHT TIME OF YEAR IS A WINNING COMBINATION FOR A STRONG, HEALTHY LAWN. 80

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ith these tips from Bayer Advanced lawn and garden expert Lance Walheim in your back pocket and the right fertilizer in your spreader, your lawn can become the belle of the block. When to Fertilize Application timing depends on the type of grass you have and where you live, and it should coincide with natural growth cycles:


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If you have cool-season grass, such as Kentucky bluegrass, fescue, bentgrass or ryegrass, the most important time to fertilize is in fall and spring when grass begins “greening up.” Avoid fertilizing cool-season grasses in the heat of summer, which could weaken the turf and promote disease.

For warm-season grasses, such as Bermudagrass, St. Augustinegrass, centipedegrass, zoysiagrass, bahiagrass and carpetgrass, the most important time to feed is at the start of spring, following the second mowing, through the end of summer. Most new lawns don’t need to be fertilized until 6-8 weeks after planting. How Often to Fertilize There are a number of factors to consider about the frequency of fertilizing, including the type of grass, the length of growing season, the type of fertilizer used and the quality of the lawn you want. Generally, you should fertilize every 6-8 weeks, but select fertilizers, like Bayer Advanced Triple Action Lawn Fertilizer, that have slow-release forms of nitrogen can feed lawns for up to 3 months and ensure they are nourished at all three layers – grass, roots and soil. How Much Fertilizer to Apply First, decide between wet and dry fertilizer. For most people, dry, granular lawn fertilizers are easiest

to apply evenly. Before you buy, determine the square footage of your lawn and check bag labels to determine what’s best for your lawn size, keeping in mind that application rates are based on pounds per 1,000 square feet. Remember, extra fertilizer can be put back in the bag and saved for a future application. How to Use Fertilizer The best way to apply dry fertilizer evenly is with a properly operating fertilizer spreader. How much fertilizer you apply depends on the type and model of spreader you use. Each has settings that are adjusted according to fertilizer label recommendations. Avoid fertilizing by hand, as it can be difficult to apply evenly. Fertilizer spreaders come in two basic types:

Drop spreaders apply fertilizer precisely in a band directly below the spreader.

Rotary spreaders come in wheeled and hand-held models and use a whirling mechanism to spread fertilizer over a wider area. Typically, they are less precise than drop spreaders. With the right strategy, equipment and work ethic, it’s possible to grow the lawn of your dreams. Find more solutions, tips and advice at bayeradvanced.com. (Family Features) l MAY / JUNE 2017

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PEST PROBLEMS THE BATTLE BETWEEN HUMANS AND PESTS HAS RAGED ON FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, INCLUDING CAVE DWELLERS WHO MAY HAVE USED CAMPHOR LEAVES AS MOSQUITO REPELLENT 77,000 YEARS AGO, ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS AT SOUTH AFRICA’S UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND.

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he struggle isn’t too different today, as homeowners still try home remedies with varying levels of success. Ron Harrison, Ph.D., Orkin entomologist, shares these tips for effective home treatments. Fire Ants Fire ants have painful stingers, so it’s no wonder people try to discourage them with cornmeal, grits, boric acid, garlic cloves or cayenne pepper. Unfortunately, Harrison said these remedies rarely work because they seldom eliminate the colony. A pest control professional targets the whole colony, specifically the queens. Things you can do at home include:

Take away attractive food and water sources. Clean up outdoor

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spills, open food containers, and pet food and water bowls. Make fire ants uncomfortable because they seldom return to the same spot – mowing over a colony can help.

Flies Science backs up public perception of flies being dirty: they carry twice as many pathogens as a cockroach, breed rapidly and contaminate the surfaces and food they land on. Home remedies like suspending a clear bag of water outside don’t usually deter them. To cut down on flies, Harrison recommends: Regularly wiping countertops and cleaning food and drink spills. Emptying trash cans frequently.

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Installing screens on doors and windows. Turning on fans. Mosquitoes Mosquitoes are the uninvited guests of summer barbecues. Harrison said the insects are attracted to perspiration, some perfumes and some colognes, but are repelled by other scents, such as citronella. For citronella to be effective, Harrison said the amount of scent you would need would be almost overwhelming. To effectively deter these biting bugs from your yard: Remove standing water from gutters, buckets and other areas where mosquitoes can breed. Change water in bird baths, fountains and potted plants frequently. Thin out vegetation where adult mosquitoes may live and feed.

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A better way to cut down on wasp encounters is to get rid of the proteins and sweets they like to feed on, so Harrison advises to: Keep your yard clean of ripe or rotting fruit. Clean up after barbecues to remove leftover meat. Dispose of sugary drinks before they can attract wasps. Install a misting system.

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Roaches The sight of a roach scurrying across the kitchen floor is enough to send most people reaching for a shoe or jumping on a chair. Some people believe putting out cucumber slices will repel roaches, while others try catnip or even ammonia. Harrison said these remedies are a long shot. Ammonia applied directly to a cockroach could kill it, but spraying baseboards with the household cleaner won’t do much because it’s a volatile compound that dissipates. Instead, try: Keeping your home clean and free of moisture and food spills. Sealing all cracks and crevices inside the home, as adult cockroaches can squeeze through a space as thin as a dime. Lowering the thermostat to discourage German cockroaches, which like hot and humid conditions.

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IDENTITY THEFT MORE THAN 13 MILLION U.S. CONSUMERS FALL VICTIM TO IDENTITY THEFT EACH YEAR, ACCORDING TO JAVELIN STRATEGY AND RESEARCH, WITH MORE THAN $15 BILLION STOLEN. FORTUNATELY FOR CONSUMERS, MANY OF THESE CRIMES ARE PREVENTABLE.

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alling victim to identity theft can be financially devastating for many consumers, a consequence that only further emphasizes the importance of safeguarding your personal information,” says Guy Abramo, president of Experian Consumer Services.

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The identity protection experts at Experian recommend the following tips to better protect yourself.

tious when using public wi-fi. Finally, when upgrading your mobile device to the latest model, be sure to scrub all the data from your old device before switching to your new phone.

Protect your home: Your home is your castle and identity thieves know this is where your most valuable possessions are likely stored. Diminish your vulnerability by using a safe to store sensitive information, such as birth certificates, social security cards and passports. You should also use a shredder to reduce your paper trail. Pay and immediately shred utility bills, credit card statements and other paperwork that includes your personal information.

Be cautious at work: “Familiar fraud” is common and occurs when a victim’s identity is stolen by someone he or she knows. At work, store personal items like wallets and smartphones in a locked cabinet. Don’t copy or scan sensitive documents, as memory functions can save your data. At night, turn your computer off and sign out of sensitive sites. Change passwords often. If you have any concerns with the way your company stores personnel records, talk to your employer or human resources department about their protocols.

Get smart with your smartphone: Smartphones and other devices can be a data goldmine for identity thieves. Use locking features on all your devices, including your laptop. Don’t use automatic login features and always log off when you are finished. Always keep your computer’s anti-virus software up-to-date and be cau-

Monitor your credit: Consider enrolling in a credit monitoring product such as Experian CreditWorks, which offers additional peace of mind through real-time notifications of any changes to your Experian Credit Report. Changes to your report are important to review, as they may be signs of fraud. The newest CreditWorks feature, Experian CreditLock, can be especially helpful in taking greater control over your credit information. This product feature allows you to easily lock and unlock your Experian Credit Report in real-time without formally freezing your credit report, which can be a cumbersome process. By locking your Experian Credit Report, creditors no longer have access to it (except for soft inquiries from creditors with whom you already have a financial relationship), which means criminals can’t apply for credit in your name. This should help deter identity thieves, as well as block unwanted inquiries that result in extensions of credit, which can impact your credit scores. In addition, if a creditor or lender tries to access your report, you’ll receive a real-time alert via email and app notification so you can take action immediately. By safeguarding your information and monitoring your credit, you can better ward off the threat of identity theft. (StatePoint) l

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nabashedly girly shades, such as pinks and blushes are dominating the landscape, while creative construction and soft materials offer a variety of comfortable options for all occasions and lifestyles. Brittany Moeller, women’s buyer for shoe retailer Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, shares some tips on how to wear the latest trends during the warm weather months. Embrace Your Feminine Side Floaty, floral dresses, lace patterns and new blush shades are all trending this season, empowering women to express themselves through feminine details with the utmost confidence. Embroidery and crochet designs can be found on everything from shoes to jeans, as well as jackets, blouses and t-shirts, which is a subtle nod to inspirational throwback styles. Not convinced blush is your color? Not to worry: Neutrals, creams and

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tans also provide a sophisticated color palette to work with this season. Express Your Casual Side “Whether you’re looking to take the Bohemian style to the next level or you love a cool and sporty outfit, there are so many ways to pull off a casual look this season - plus plenty of footwear to choose from,” says Moeller.Cropped jeans, short sleeve cotton dresses and graphic t-shirts can all be complemented by the latest in outdoor-inspired sandals, sneakers and slides. Get Comfortable Selecting pretty and elegant fashion options doesn’t have to translate to swollen and sore feet at the end of the day! In fact, footwear manufacturers have created clever ways to deliver more comfortable choices. Consider this: Block heels and wedges are on trend, easy to wear and easy to walk in! Popular materials, such as velvet and suede, are comfortable and soft to the touch.

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Hidden construction features, such as zippers on the back and Velcro strapping, make a shoe easier to slip on - rather than a closure that isn’t designed to “give” when placing over the foot. “How you define femininity and stay casual and comfortable is an individual choice. This season’s fashion footwear choices cover all the bases,” says Moeller. To find footwear for any occasion this spring, check out Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse. With more than 80 locations from coast to coast, they offer high fashion styles from top designer and name brands that meet today’s current trends. Visit offbroadwayshoes.com for more information on how to venture into the warm weather in style. With so many styles trending right now, it’s easy for anyone to feel great while wearing the latest fashions. (StatePoint) l


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FROM COOL AND CASUAL TO FEMININE AND EXPRESSIVE, THE NEWEST TRENDS IN APPAREL AND SHOES ARE GIVING WOMEN THE TOOLS TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH FASHION THIS SEASON.

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COOKING ESSENTIALS: A PEEK INSIDE A PROFESSIONAL CHEF’S KITCHEN FROM SPICES AND OILS TO GADGETS AND GIZMOS, IT SEEMS LIKE THERE ARE ALWAYS NEW, TRENDY ITEMS THAT YOU SHOULD ADD TO YOUR KITCHEN. TRYING TO SEPARATE THE HANDY FROM THE HYPE, HOWEVER, CAN BE A TIME-CONSUMING AND EXPENSIVE PROCESS. 100

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rofessional chefs know not everything is worthy of space in their kitchens, but it’s not always easy for home cooks to figure out what they need and what they don’t. That’s why Devin Alexander, New York Times Bestselling Author and professional chef, gives a peek inside her kitchen. Find out what’s really worth your while, as she shares the top items she uses, as well as recommends to her clients to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Chef Alexander’s top kitchen must-have’s include: Reusable oil sprayer: An oil sprayer allows you to cook with fats in a healthful and efficient way. You can fill the sprayer with your choice of oil - from olive to canola to whatever suits your current taste preference and cooking needs.

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Kitchen scale: You don’t have to weigh everything, but a countertop scale is a handy tool that can help you sustain your healthy eating goals. It’s great for measuring portions of lean meats, seafood and cheeses, so you can stay in check while whipping up recipes or prepping snacks. Truvia Nectar: “My favorite liquid sweetener is blended with stevia leaf extract and honey, and has 50 percent fewer calories than sugar,” says Alexander. “It’s twice as sweet so you only need half as much when you’re adding it to tea or drizzling it on yogurt. I also love to use Truvia Nectar in salad dressings, marinades and cocktails.” Learn more at www.truvia.com/nectar.


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Oatmeal: Oatmeal isn’t just a morning food, but a healthy way to add texture to recipes. Use it in meatballs and baked goods for a tasty, whole-grain boost. Cinnamon: Cinnamon is an extremely versatile pantry essential. Sprinkle the spice here and there to liven up your favorite beverages and recipes without too many added calories. Cocoa powder: “I’m a huge chocolate lover! Using 100 percent cocoa powder, which has minimal calories and some fiber to boot, is a great way to get your chocolate fix while staying fit,” Alexander says “You can add it to oatmeal and sauces, but the possibilities are endless.” Instant coffee: Did you know instant coffee can be used for more than just your morning jump-start? It’s a quick and easy way to give your protein shakes a java-flavored makeover. Stocking your home kitchen with the right items is essential for achieving your healthy eating goals. (BPT) l

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FOOD WASTE aking small steps like these let you prep and protect the food you buy to save money, time and the environment.

A LITTLE EXTRA TIME IN THE KITCHEN BEFORE YOU PUT 1Store food in plain sight. can be easy to overlook newly GROCERIES AWAY Itpurchased foods or leftovers when CAN SAVE A TON you can’t see them. Use clear containers in the refrigerator so you OF TIME OVER can easily identify the items you THE COURSE OF A need when you need them. WEEK. RESEARCH 2Keep leafy produce fresh longer. Don’t rinse or remove the HAS SHOWN THAT stem from leafy produce like kale storing. Wrap leaves in dry SHOPPERS WHO before paper towels and seal in a Glad MEAL PLAN AND Bag, squeezing out as much air as possible when sealing. Store cut PREP HAVE LOWER kale in a sealed container in the GROCERY BILLS coldest part of the refrigerator, and keep items like whole Brussels AND MAKE FEWER sprouts in a bowl covered with ClingWrap with air holes. SHOPPING TRIPS, RESULTING IN LESS 3Make ahead and freeze. Many foods hold quite WASTED FOOD. well when frozen. You can prepare and even cook many perishable items ahead of time then freeze them for use at a

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later time. This approach works well for individual ingredients, complete meals like casseroles and seasoned meats.

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foods that are fading. Remember that many foods are still quite useful past their prime. A brown banana may not make for an appetizing snack, but it’s perfect for a batch of muffins.

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Make salads and sides ahead of time. When you arrive home from the store, whip up some of the dishes you’re planning for the week to ensure the ingredients are fresh and you don’t run out of time later. An option like this Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad is sturdy enough to hold in a tightly sealed Glad container, dressed, for at least a day without getting soggy. Find more tips to help keep your food fresh for days and reduce waste at Glad.com.


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Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad Recipe courtesy of Ayesha Curry on behalf of Glad

Dressing: • 3 tablespoons lemon juice • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard • 1 teaspoon maple syrup • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil • small GladWare container • kosher salt, to taste • ground black pepper, to taste Salad: • 3/4 pound Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, outer leaves removed and sliced thin • 1 head Lacinato kale, tough ribs removed and sliced thin • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped, roasted, salted almonds • 1/2 cup dried cherries • sealable GladWare container To make dressing: Place lemon juice, mustard, syrup and olive oil in small container or jar and shake vigorously. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper, and shake again. To make salad: In mixing bowl, toss Brussels sprouts, kale, almonds and cherries together. Mix in dressing and toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. If making ahead, store dressed salad in sealed container for up to 24 hours. (Family Features) l

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SONOMA WINE TASTING AND COOKING LESSON

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f you are looking to create a memorable evening, consider entertaining guests at home with an instructional wine tasting and cooking lesson. Wine Tasting Keep it classic when buying wines for your tasting. Choose a winery that produces varietals that best showcase its wine region and can be enjoyed by every level of wine drinker. One great choice is St. Francis Winery and Vineyards, a leader in producing top-quality, sustainable

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wines from mountain and valley vineyards in Sonoma County, CA.

Pizzettas (mini pizza rolls)

Committed to producing the best wines possible while protecting the environment, St. Francis Winery has established eco-friendly farming practices to create luscious, fruitdriven wines that highlight the terroir of Sonoma County.

Serves 6 Ingredients: • 6 Italian sausages, cooked •1 package puff pastry •1 egg, slightly beaten •1/2 cup marinara sauce •1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Select from a range of crisp whites such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay to juicy Merlot or spicy Zinfandel. If you are looking to treat your guests, try the 2014 Sonoma Valley Reserve Merlot (SRP $39.99), a lush wine with spicy aromas of berry, licorice and sage.

Preparation: • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. • On a floured board, roll out the puff pastry until 1/6 inch thick. • Wrap each sausage in a piece of the puff pastry. • Add a few drops of water to the egg. Seal the roll and brush the egg wash over each roll. • Spray a cookie rack with non-stick spray. Place rack on a cookie sheet. • Place the sausages on the rack and bake in oven for 20 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown. • Let the sausage cool to room temperature. Slice the sausage into rounds about 1/8 inch thick. • Arrange slices on a serving platter. • Place a dollop of the marinara on the sausage rounds and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Heat rounds in the oven until the cheese becomes soft.

During the tasting, instruct guests to swirl, smell and sip wines. They will be able to pick out certain aromatics of soil and fruit of the region. “Clean air and water, rolling hills, diverse soils and sustainable vineyards are captured in the wines from Sonoma, giving your guests a sense of place while tasting,” explained Christopher W. Silva, CEO and president of St. Francis Winery and Vineyards. Cook Together After tasting wines, show off your hosting skills by leading a group cooking lesson. This is an entertaining way to test your guests’ skills in the kitchen. An easy groupfriendly recipe is delicious Pizzettas (mini pizza rolls). Developed by the St. Francis Winery and Vineyards Culinary Team. This appetizer pairs perfectly with the Reserve Merlot.

Enjoy your special gathering this season by entertaining guests with interesting wines and delicious appetizers to match. (StatePoint) l

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hones these days aren’t what they used to be -- but that’s for the best, as smartphone technology can actually improve your life. Here are three easy ways that seniors can get more from smartphones:

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Use health apps to manage conditions. Well-designed health apps can help patients manage their conditions. For example, ArthritisPower, a free app for patients with arthritis, allows users to track symptoms and treatment outcomes, and share the information with their doctors.

1“Read” audiobooks.

Whether your hands are tied up gardening or cooking, or you simply want to give your eyes a rest, consider listening to books on your smartphone. You can purchase audiobooks a la carte or opt for a subscription plan, which offers deals, such as unlimited selections for a flat monthly fee. Features like bookmarks and back buttons make it easy to “flip through” a digital audiobook.

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Created by CreakyJoints, a goto resource for arthritis patients and their families, in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the app is also a data-gathering tool for researchers. Via informed consent, user data is helping researchers better understand how different treatments work for different people. “One out of every five U.S. adults of all ages lives with doctor-diagnosed

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WITH THE RAPID PACE OF NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN SMARTPHONE TECHNOLOGY, IT CAN BE HARD TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THE CHANGES, ESPECIALLY IF YOU GREW UP IN AN ERA WHEN PHONES WERE ATTACHED TO A CORD. arthritis and it’s important that patients actively engage in managing their own treatment plan,” says Seth Ginsberg, President and Co-Founder of CreakyJoints and Principal Investigator of ArthritisPower. To download the free app or learn more, visit arthritispower.org.


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with loved ones. Talk and see grandkids and other far-flung friends and loved ones between visits with video chatting. It’s the perfect way to ensure you don’t miss important milestones. Many such video communications

services are free, even internationally, and can present affordable alternatives to placing long-distance calls on a landline. Your smartphone is the world at your fingertips. Make great use of it. (StatePoint) l MAY / JUNE 2017

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uy too little and you could end up socked with overage fees, or find your data speeds slowed significantly. The average U.S. wireless customer consumes about 1.8 gigabytes (GB) of data each month, far below what’s included in many standard wireless plans. As a result, many carriers are beginning to shift away from rigidly structured monthly data allowances. Consumer Cellular, for instance, offers no-contract plans tailored to the 50-plus crowd that allow you to change your data plan whenever you need, without paying any additional fees. Whether you’re a heavy or a light user, the data plan you choose represents a significant part of your investment in wireless service. By understanding some of the basics, as well as the potential pitfalls involved, you’re sure to find the plan that’s right for you. How It’s Measured Anytime you send email, download a photo, stream video,

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individual usage of specific apps, right from the Settings menu on your phone. You can choose to receive usage alert notifications from your carrier, either by text or email. These are helpful reminders that are triggered when you’ve used certain percentages of your monthly allotment of data. It helps to eliminate surprises and avoid running over your plan. Unlimited Has Its Limits Regardless of how closely you track it, your data needs can fluctuate wildly from month to month. This is often due more to life events than technology; you might be in more places with Wi-Fi access one month

versus the next. As a result, some cellular companies will push you to sign up for plans with a higher data cap, including expensive “unlimited” plans. Like an all-you-can-eat buffet, most “unlimited” plans are more enticing than practical. In fact, some carriers promising “unlimited data” will actually limit your high-speed data to just a couple of gigabytes per month. Once you use up that allotment, you’ll have unlimited access, but it’s at much slower speeds. This makes it more difficult to load pages quickly, or to stream video, even though you’re paying a premium for “unlimited” access.

The Choice is Always Yours Cellular competition is fierce, so make sure you get what you pay for. Before you buy an unlimited plan, shop around. You may very well find a less costly plan that offers far more data than you’re likely to use. Ultimately, your choice will be driven by the type of data user you are, or at least the one you plan to be. Invest time in a little analysis of your current habits. You’ll come away with the information you need to find the plan that fits both your needs and your budget. (BPT ) l

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HAVING SEEN PHOTOS OF ANGKOR WAT IN SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA I KNEW I HAD TO VISIT. I’VE BEEN OBSESSED WITH HISTORY, ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS, AND OLD ABANDONED TEMPLES, CASTLES, AND RUINS. IT HAS FASCINATED ME TO SEE THE STRUCTURES AND BUILDINGS, AND IMAGINE HOW PEOPLE LIVED IN THEM. <BEING ON INSTAGRAM AND SEEING COUNTLESS PHOTOS OF PHI PHI ISLAND, I KNEW IT WAS ALSO A PLACE TOP ON MY LIST.

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made the decision recently, to book a ticket to Thailand; I couldn’t find anyone to go with me so I thought “Why not just go alone?” I didn’t want to miss an experience because no one was as interested as me. I booked Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phi Phi Island, Krabi, Koh Samui, Kuala Lumpur, Siem Reap and Singapore. I boarded my plane excited for my new journey, only to be quite nervous upon landing in Bangkok, as it was the first time I had traveled to somewhere where I knew no one. One of the most important planning details was to ensure I’d arrive during daylight hours. I stayed in 4-5 star hotels, booked in advance, to ensure I would be as comfortable and feel as safe as possible. It was important to book my airport transport in advance through a trusted travel site and I used Uber in every city that offered it which was Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. I didn’t go out alone after dark except when visiting a very public area. I relished the hustle and bustle of Bangkok; it was so interestingly busy to me. I visited the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (a Wat is a temple basically). Photos and words do not do these places adequate justice. I stayed two days in Bangkok and headed to Chiang Mai. I adored Chiang Mai and the many temples it offers. I visited the long neck tribes which was an eye opening and amazing experience. I fed baby tiger cubs at a tiger sanctuary. I made cool friends and explored the

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the intricate beauty and precise details of the carvings and stone work. It’s something you must see to really understand and appreciate. It’s still one of the most fascinating places I’ve seen. biggest and best (in my opinion) Wat in Chiang Mai, Wat Doi Suthep. I explored and found some amazing treasures at the night markets for next to nothing. Next on the itinerary, was Cambodia, the place I was excited most to visit. I’d awaken every day at 4:30 a.m. to get ready and get to Angkor Wat by 5:30 a.m. for sunrise; Angkor Wat and the other temples are majestic at that hour and so mysterious. After exploring every crevice of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, I hired a tuk tuk driver for the rest of the day to drive me to all the other temples. Wisely I planned on two full days to see them all without rushing. I can’t describe adequately

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Next on the itinerary, a visit to Malaysia for two days to shop and see the Batu caves. The shopping mall was incredible as were the twin Petronas towers, but I was quite disappointed with the Batu Caves and the rest of Kuala Lumpur as there isn’t much else to see. I recommend dedicated no more than one day visiting this location and explore the Caves and see the mischievous monkeys. Watch your cameras and jewelry as the monkeys will steal anything they can from you. After Kuala Lumpur, onward to Singapore to stay at my bucket list hotel “Marina Bay Sands”, the popular hotel with the hugely long rooftop infinity pool that looks over the Singaporean skyline. This hotel


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was pricey but so worth the experience; sadly unless you’re a hotel guest you’re not even permitted access to the infinity pool. I wandered across to “Gardens by the Bay” to experience its beauty and then back to Thailand to explore the islands. Singapore was so nice, clean, and super safe. It’s a city to stop through again for a full day or two. I found it to be the safest and cleanest city visited.

The islands in the South of Thailand were lovely. I loved Krabi the most. Phi Phi was so beautiful but you must go early to avoid the crowds. Monkey Beach was amazing as you get to play with all the monkeys. I was onward by flight to the stunning Thai island of Koh Samui. I recommend staying on the north side of Koh Samui, as the south is for honeymooners with a lot less activities to do. You must do the early morning temple hike. There are stunning views of the Thai coast, the sunrise is amazing and you may get lucky and have a little doggy companion to walk up the 1,200 plus steps with you. I adored my exploration of lovely sites of Southeast Asia and can’t wait to go back for another thrilling visit very soon. l

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People You Should Know

ARASH BERELIANI, MD, FACC

Cardiologist & Internist | Beverly Hills Institute for Cardiology & Preventive Medicine | Beverly Hills, CA. Associate Professor | UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine | Los Angeles, California Who He Is: A well-known Cardiologist who has dedicated his life to creating a new diagnostic algorithm combined with a very unique and effective integrative treatment plan to PREVENT as many heart attacks as possible and to change the demographics of heart disease as the number one killer. His personal belief is that no one should die of a heart attack before reaching 100. Ultimately he hopes to one day eliminate, or at least significantly reduce heart attacks and strokes around the world. A Specialized Cardiologist: Unique In His Field: His father and brother suffered from serious heart diseases, which prompted him to become a cardiologist. He specializes in PREVENTIVE cardiology and created a very unique algorithm that can predict a person’s risk of heart attack within the next 5 and 10 years. Importance Of Research: Because of active research, we can now identify many genetic causes of heart disease and create treatments for them. Another great example active research, is using stem cell technology to reverse and regenerate parts of the heart that died after a heart attack (in other words, in the very near future we will be able to reverse a heart attack!). Knowledge is Key: He teaches and has been very involved in teaching medical students, residents and cardiology fellows since 2003. He has regular speaking events in communities around Los Angeles where he educates ordinary people about preventing heart disease and stroke. Philanthropic endears include creating a non-profit organization to raise money for low income families to get proper testing and treatments for heart disease Rewards: Especially passionate about his new program, called HAPI (Heart Attack Prevention Institute), created based on 14 years of research and experience. He considers taking care of patients a privilege and is extremely fortunate to be able to make such a profound difference in people’s lives. He considers himself extremely successful judging by his many loyal patients, but more importantly by the fact in his almost 15 years of practice he hasn’t had one patient under his care who has suffered a heart attack. 126

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SANDRA CIMBRICZ, PH.D.

Director of Research and Learning Design, Second Avenue Learning | Rochester, New York

Who She Is: Sandra has built her reputation as a learning design expert with a specialty in digital learning. She is known for her efforts to reform educational policy and practice in K-12 and higher education, as well as her ability to translate cutting-edge theory and research into practice. Passion For Education: Efforts to infuse game-based learning into instructional design reflect her longheld commitment to helping learners gain the skills they need to enhance their lives and our world. Educational gaming and well-designed interactives feature learning more in line with what today’s learners value and greatly need – imaginative engagement, persistence, sustained interest, timely feedback and frequent collaboration. Why Now is The Time To Innovate Education: When it comes to learning, video games and their powerful interactivity have been ‘game changers.’ Current research suggests that learners are ‘hardwired’ to learn through play, experimentation and interactivity. Today’s technology provides learners with a medium that enables interactive learning and provides reliable data to measure the impact of the tools they are using. What’s clear: Strategic use of game-based learning is likely to more effectively engage, excite and motivate learners. Desired Legacy: Sandra wants her love of fun and games, but especially learning, to be remembered. Her legacy will be evident by the solutions she develops to engender highly-engaged learners and make greatness attainable by all, especially those who struggle. For Sandra, her goal is to transform, not merely change, education.

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KEN COLLIS

CEO | TLK Fusion | Los Angeles, California Who He Is: Ken is the definition of what most would want their boss to be. He is kind, energetic, and driven to not only produce results for his clients, but also his employees. A rare trait amongst corporate America where stories of cost cutting abound for the benefit of already swollen coffers. Appeal Of The Finance Industry: From years of marketing experience at Clear Channel to his monumental success with the development of a partnership with Authorize.net, Collis has always had an affinity for building successful platforms for businesses. A seeker of knowledge, he maintains his edge through daily self-improvement through reading educational books pertaining to marketing and business. Power Of Mentorship: Mentorship could be considered the keystone to Collisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; business management approach. He invests time each week to spend time with, and educate his employees to mold them into more successful individuals. He desires for the improvement of all of his employees and it shows with the careful attention he provides to them. Important To Be Adaptable: Collisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has realized first hand, the necessity of being adaptable. In a world traditionally governed by physical marketing and telemarketing, the digital revolution certainly weeded out those who were incapable of adapting. His desire to be on top of things has enabled his company to not only survive, but thrive in the modern world.

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JOHN FAGERHOLM

Employer Defense Attorney | Los Angeles, California Who He Is: John is an entrepreneur and business expert with a bar card to practice law, but is most interested in the business of law. Lessons learned from the successful practice of law enhance his understanding of what works and what does not work. Lessons continue to provide a valuable educational resource to hone legal and business expertise. Lessons Learned As Entrepreneur: It’s important to know your clients and understand their habits, and be adaptable. These attributes are of particular importance for prospective new business owners who need to develop a deep understanding of their customer base, preferably before they start selling. Fagerholm says, “You can have the best product or service, but if you have little understanding of your customer, your selling may not be as effective as it could be”. Importance Of Empathy: Besides making you human, empathy and sympathy will help connect you to your customers, employees, partners and anyone else involved in your business. Fagerholm says, “Outside of business, I have had countless inspirations from hearing stories from others about a problem. Applying empathy allows for the exchange of more data. Often new products and services are born out of an attempt to solve problems”. Noteworthy Strength: His ability to navigate through fear. He makes an effort to “Spock” everything potentially having risk. He removes the emotion and determines if the reward is worth the risk, and that is the extent of it. He’s not without fear. He is human. He just understands why it’s there and doesn’t allow it into his daily life. Meaning Of Success: Success means leaving a legacy of helping others help themselves. Success means focusing on leaving something good behind which others can model as a reference to obtain their success. Success means doing something great with the time each is allotted on earth. MAY / JUNE 2017

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David E. Venegas Q.

Editor Junior Spanish InFluential Comunicador social medium.com/@david.ve @Venegas_D editorspanish@influential-magazine.com 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.

DISEÑADOR CHRISTIAN COLORADO facebook.com/christiancolorado.co @christiancolorado.co FOTOGRAFÍA GATO RIVERO www.gatorivero.com ESTILISMO & MAKE UP ROVERT STEVENS @robertfashionmakeup MODELO SMITHSON SMITSON @smithsonsmith

Edimar Torres y Alvenis Gudiño

Ingeniero en sistema y publicista Fundadores de @dulceequilibrio Respectivamente, ambos runners de corazón, amantes de la cocina saludable y creen que la mejor receta para la vida es sonreír.

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Argenis Gudiño

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

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Diseñador gráfico TSU en Mercadeo, artista plástico, ilustrador y estilista @briamcute Nixon.Ruiz Nick Ruiz Alvarez Actualmente es maquillador de Revlon Venezuela, Kiko (marca italiana de cosméticos), Peggy Sage (marca francesa de maquillaje) y Loreal Paris Venezuela.

Fabbiola Palumbo

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.

Giuseppe Paladino

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Dr. Miguel Sira

Médico cirujano www.solterosdrsira.com Egresado de la Universidad del Zulia. Médico sexólogo, graduado del Centro de Investigaciones Psiquiátricas, Psicológicas y Sexológicas de Venezuela. Expresidente de la Sociedad Venezolana de Sexología Médica, entre 1998 – 2001. Productor Nacional Independiente y conductor del programa “Piel Adentro”, transmitido por 92.9FM, desde el año 2004 hasta la actualidad.

Marcelo Gálvez Leiva

Julio Romano

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.

Director Comercial (StudioRM7) Coordinación de campañas, Asesor de campañas digitales, creación de estrategias digitales e imagen, capacitación de ventas, negociación de medios de comunicación, Coordinación de eventos, elaboración de medios impresos.

Fitness profesional @MarceloGálvez marcelogalvezleiva@gmail.com

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faciales A FINALES DEL SIGLO XIX SE COMENZARON A UTILIZAR MATERIALES DE RELLENO CON FINES MÉDICO-ESTÉTICOS. SE DESCUBRE LA SILICONA Y SE EMPLEA EN DIFERENTES GRADOS DE DUREZA PARA DIFUMINAR LAS ARRUGAS Y DAR VOLUMEN A ZONAS DEL ROSTRO Y EL CUERPO

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kPOR DR. PEDRO GRAJEDA LÓPEZ CIRUGÍA PLÁSTICA, ESTÉTICA Y RECONSTRUCTIVA CONSEJO MEXICANO DE CIRUGÍA PLÁSTICA Y RECONSTRUCTIVA | www.facebook.com/Pedro.GrajedaLopez.3 | drpedrograjeda@hotmail.com o obstante, las complicaciones inmediatas y tardías superaron, por mucho, los beneficios de esta sustancia. Así que, paulatinamente, se incluyeron otros tipos de rellenos como la hidroxiapatita y el ácido hialurónico.

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Spanish Presentamos un resumen con los detalles más sobresalientes de cada uno.

Biodegradables

Ácido hialurónico Es un componente natural de la matriz celular en todas las especies. Otorga agua y elasticidad en la piel y, por lo tanto, aumenta el volumen de los tejidos. Su origen puede ser animal o biológico (a partir de ingeniería tisular) con el gran beneficio de la eliminación de impurezas inmunológicamente activas. El ácido hialurónico es el relleno temporal más usado con fines estéticos: difumina las arrugas, da volumen a las regiones malares, los surcos nasogenianos, el mentón, los labios y otros lugares. Su uso es gratificante para el paciente y para el cirujano plástico, porque el porcentaje de reacciones inflamatorias prolongadas es menos del 3 %. Sin embargo, la clasificación más interesante responde al tipo de permanencia.

Colágeno Constituye entre el 70 y el 80 % de la dermis humana y proporciona gran fuerza a la misma. Su origen puede ser humano, bovino o porcino, y al igual que el ácido hialurónico se utiliza con fines estéticos, produce resultados naturales y mejora la calidad de la piel. Pero se debe tener en cuenta que su duración es corta. El colágeno de origen animal produce efectos agudos o crónicos a pesar de las pruebas negativas para este fin.

Agarosa Es un polisacárido que al entrar en contacto con el agua, se polimeriza y transforma en un gel que se inyecta fácilmente. Su uso es estético y el efecto es más duradero que los otros elementos biodegradables. Los resultados de la aplicación son más notorios debido a la gran respuesta inflamatoria.

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Ácido poliláctico Es un implante cutáneo liofilizado (cristalizado) reconstituido con agua estéril para ser inyectado. Después de la aplicación, se activa una fibrosis que devuelve la densidad al tejido, pues estimula la producción de colágeno. Esta sustancia es útil en pacientes con lipodistrofia secundaria a HIV; sin embargo, suele dejar nódulos palpables pero no visibles en el sitio inyectado.

Hidroxiapatita de calcio Son pequeños gránulos en un vehículo de gel, agua, glicerina y carboximetilcelulosa. Su función inicial es rellenar (0-3 meses) pero luego aumenta el volumen de la zona gracias a la estimulación de fibroblastos. Está enfocado en tratar arrugas superficiales y profundas, y aumenta las


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o más sesiones. Actúa por relleno, encapsulamiento y fibrosis. Se aprovecha en los labios, en las arrugas, en los surcos del mentón y en los pómulos. Sus beneficios son permanentes, pero puede causar inflamación sostenida, desplazamiento y nódulos en el tejido circundante. mejillas y el mentón. No obstante, produce reacciones inflamatorias sostenidas, pero tiene una permanencia entre 18 y 24 meses.

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Poliacrilamidas Gel hidrofílico que actúa por encapsulamiento y se inyecta profundamente en la grasa, tejido subcutáneo o musculo. Se utiliza para aumentar los glúteos y las mamas, también en lipodistrofias secundarias a HIV. Los efectos son permanentes, pero cuando se aplica en las mamas se han reportado casos de infamaciones de larga evolución y migración.

Polimetacrilato Se inyecta en un nivel de subdermis profundo mediante la técnica de tunelización retrograda. Requiere de aplicación y remodelación, y se maneja en dos

El material ideal de relleno no existe. En las aplicaciones se revelan reacciones no deseables en todos los agentes: en los biodegradables las complicaciones son leves; en los semipermanentes son moderados, y en los permanentes son severos, pero raramente requiere el retiro quirúrgico del producto. Los riesgos de estos elementos se duplican cuando son aplicados por personas no entrenadas en esta disciplina. Los pacientes están en el derecho de solicitar la certificación del Consejo de Cirugía Plástica Estética y Reconstructiva y el Consejo de Dermatología. Estas autenticaciones garantizan la experiencia y los conocimientos por parte del cirujano que elegirá el mejor relleno que le conviene a cada paciente y, además, conoce perfectamente los efectos adversos de los mismos. l MAYO / JUNIO 2017 SPANISH

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GENERALMENTE, ESCUCHO CON FRECUENCIA QUE LA GENTE DE PIEL MORENA O NEGRA SON INMUNES AL CÁNCER DE PIEL Y, POR ENDE, NO NECESITAN PROTEGERSE DEL SOL. ¿MITO O REALIDAD?

sto, obviamente, es un mito muy peligroso. Es verdad que la gente de piel blanca tiene mayor riesgo de padecer cáncer de piel, pero todo el mundo, sin importar el color de piel, lo pueden tener.

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Entonces, ¿de dónde nació este mito? La melanina es el pigmento que determina el color característico de la piel y los ojos, pero también protege la tez contra los rayos ultravioletas, incluyendo el cáncer de piel y el envejecimiento prematuro. Aunque la piel morena goza de mayor protección natural que la piel clara, la gente de todos los colores y tipos de piel tiene la misma posibilidad de quemarse bajo el sol. Una quemadura puede ser menos perceptible en la piel oscura, pero no significa que sea menos peligrosa o que haga menos daño. Es un hecho: la gente de piel oscura debe usar bloqueador solar porque, entre otras cosas, tienen mayor riesgo de desarrollar melasma, una afección que se manifiesta con manchas irregulares de color marrón.

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Muchas veces las personas de piel oscura no reciben un diagnóstico de cáncer de piel hasta que la enfermedad está en las últimas etapas. Según la Fundación de Cáncer de Piel, cuando la diagnosis se detecta en una etapa avanzada, la probabilidad de curación se reduce 26 % en personas de raza hispánica, comparada con 6 % en la gente blanca sin raíces hispánicas. Sin embargo, cuando el cáncer de piel se detecta en las primeras etapas, la tasa de supervivencia es 98 %. Esta es la razón principal por la que hay que desacreditar este mito. El bloqueador solar no es la única manera de protegernos contra los rayos del sol. Existen muchísimas opciones y productos para resguardarnos, incluyendo el maquillaje y las cremas FSP, la ropa FPU y las gafas de sol con filtros UV.

Alma Criseida Berlingeri-Ramos, MD, es parte del equipo de U.S. Dermatology Partners en Tyler, Texas, Estados Unidos. La Dra. Berlingeri está certificada por la American Board of Dermatology y la American Board of Pathology and Dermatology. Se graduó magna cum laude en Biología en la Universidad de Puerto Rico y luego obtuvo un doctorado en la Escuela de Medicina de la misma institución. Además, se dedica a cuidar la piel de sus pacientes y ha escrito artículos para varias publicaciones médicas.

La estrategia está en crear y promover conciencia sobre la importancia de la protección solar y los exámenes rutinarios en la piel. Así difundimos la cultura de prevención y el diagnóstico temprano de cualquier enfermedad. l

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DOSIS DE amor LA LECHE MATERNA ES EL MEJOR ALIMENTO QUE DEBEN RECIBIR LOS NIÑOS DESDE EL MOMENTO DE SU NACIMIENTO PORQUE MEJORA SU CALIDAD DE VIDA, ESPECIALMENTE LOS BEBÉS QUE NACEN EN UNA CIRCUNSTANCIA ESPECIAL

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esulta increíble que desde hace décadas esta labor se encuentre saboteada por intereses económicos, políticos y sociales que ponen en riesgo la salud del ser humano.

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Los trastornos del desarrollo, la desnutrición, los procesos infecciosos y las enfermedades crónicas representan prácticas de alimentación inadecuadas que ocasionan la muerte de 5.500 niños día a día. De igual manera, ha incrementado la incidencia de enfermedades no transmisibles, crónicas y degenerativas (obesidad, diabetes, hipertensión) en niños no amamantados. Por ejemplo, México es el país latino con mayores registros de obesidad infantil. Los nutrimentos que ofrece la leche materna son muy específicos y evolucionan de acuerdo a la edad, peso y talla del bebé. Además, se adapta a las necesidades del niño cambiando su composición a lo largo del día. Por ejemplo, la leche materna contiene triptófano, un aminoácido que alcanza sus puntos más altos alrededor de las 4:00 a. m. y, por ende, aumenta los niveles de neurotransmisores como la serotonina en el bebé y en la madre.

¿Qué es la serotonina? Un neurotransmisor que regula el sueño, el bienestar y el hambre mientras el bebé aprende a diferenciar el día y la noche para regular sus ritmos circadianos e inducir emociones como la seguridad, la relajación y la confianza. Esto, obviamente, genera un poderoso enlace entre el hijo y la mamá. Por otro lado, durante las 2:00 y 4:00 a. m. la hormona prolactina logra sus mayores picos y ayuda a producir leche para el día siguiente. La leche materna contiene proteínas, vitaminas, minerales y grasas de fácil digestión sobre todo durante los primeros seis meses de vida del bebé. Las hormonas se van equilibrando y promueven el desarrollo neurológico. También genera anticuerpos y otros componentes que refuerzan el sistema inmunológico.

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Spanish La lactancia debe iniciar en el momento del nacimiento porque facilita la estabilidad fisiológica. Si la madre tiene dudas, puede solicitar apoyo en el hospital o centro de salud para recibir información sobre técnicas de amamantamiento.

¿Por qué la lactancia debe ser un alimento exclusivo en los primeros seis meses de vida del niño? Porque fomenta el progreso nutricional innato. En este sentido, un estudio realizado en Israel señaló que los niños amamantados hasta los dos o tres años de edad no presentaron trastorno de déficit de atención (THD). Los investigadores asumen que este efecto se origina en la composición de la leche materna y en el vínculo madre-hijo que se establece en ese período.

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Más que una leche es un tejido líquido e insustituible por las fórmulas lácteas

Desafortunadamente, la sociedad está perdiendo la cultura del amamantamiento gracias a la intensa promoción de las fórmulas lácteas, incentivada, principalmente, por los médicos pediatras, a pesar de la existencia del Código Internacional de la Comercialización de Sucedáneos de la Leche Materna. No amamantar significa perjudicar al bebé porque no está recibiendo el alimento exclusivo para su crecimiento y desarrollo. Las madres necesitan tener disposición para amamantar por todos los beneficios y bondades que le proporciona al niño. Deben establecer un espacio y un tiempo para adquirir confianza en este proceso. Pueden asistir a talleres o seminarios prenatales y post-natales de lactancia. Pero, sobre todo, necesitan el apoyo del padre y los familiares para proteger y promover la lactancia materna. l


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PERFECCIÓN sin invasión EL MERCADO MUNDIAL PARA LOS PROCEDIMIENTOS QUIRÚRGICOS, ENFOCADOS EN EL MODELADO CORPORAL, ESTÁ TOMANDO UNA TENDENCIA MUY CLARA: LAS INTERVENCIONES NO INVASIVAS k | www.btlaesthetics.com/es/

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on esta nueva propuesta, se impulsa el propósito de solventar la demanda indiscriminada de las cirugías plásticas y enfrentar los avances tecnológicos con evidencia clínica. En este sentido, BTL Industries ha desarrollado varias innovaciones para alcanzar aquellos resultados que solo las cirugías estéticas podían ofrecer.

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BTL Vanquish ME es una tecnología diseñada para inducir apoptosis de tejido graso subcutáneo (programar la célula grasa para que muera) a través de un calentamiento selectivo. Sus efectos no dañan la piel, los músculos, ni las terminaciones nerviosas o folículos. Esta ciencia atiende a pacientes que no son candidatos a ningún tratamiento de modelado corporal o tratamientos invasivos. El tratamiento consta de tres a cinco sesiones (una por semana) y dura entre 45 minutos a una hora. Se trata específicamente la zona media del abdomen, un lugar que siempre se resiste a perder esos centímetros de más. La comodidad es otra de las ventajas de BTL Vanquish ME. Los pacientes solo sienten un ligero calor, muy parecido a una manta térmica. Los resultados aparecen después de dos semanas con el tratamiento, pero mejorará luego de 30-40 días de haber terminado las sesiones. Para los clientes más exigentes, BTL Vanquish ME puede combinarse con otras terapias de modelado corporal, como BTL Exilis Elite y BTL X-Wave. De esta manera, se aceleran los resultados en un par de semanas. Por otro lado, Body by BTL define, tonifica y reduce medidas en menos de un mes, de hecho, este protocolo es considerado, a nivel internacional, la mejor alternativa no invasiva para el modelado corporal. Además, se puede tratar cualquier zona del cuerpo de manera segura y con resultados satisfactorios en pocos días. Nos enfrentamos a una nueva etapa en la medicina, donde se elimina el dolor y los traumáticos procesos postoperatorios. Ahora, las personas podrán obtener por medio de los avances tecnológicos, las modificaciones estéticas que no pudieron lograr a través de rigurosas dietas o ejercicios. l SPANISH

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UNA DIETA VARIADA Y BIEN PLANIFICADA ES ESENCIAL PARA MANTENER NUESTRA SALUD EN SU MÁXIMO POTENCIAL. TE INDICAMOS LOS INGREDIENTES IDEALES PARA NUTRIR ZONAS ESPECÍFICAS DE NUESTRO CUERPO ada alimento que consumimos repercute en nuestro cuerpo, y todo se basa en una relación científica, un vínculo que se compenetra con los aportes nutricionales de cada ingrediente, como las vitaminas, los minerales, las grasas, los carbohidratos, las proteínas y las fibras.

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CEREBRO El cerebro absorbe el 20% de la glucosa (carbohidratos) que consumimos, pero no nos referimos a los carbohidratos de refrescos, pasteles y harinas refinadas,

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OJOS La retina es una estructura fotosensible a la luz y tiene una actividad metabólica muy alta, por ende, los ojos demandan grandes cantidades de nutrientes.

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Spanish La vitamina A y los betacarotenos son esenciales para la visión. Los encontramos en los tomates, las espinacas, el hígado, los huevos, la leche y las zanahorias. Estos componentes ayudan a la regeneración de la redopsina (proteína transmembranal que, en humanos, se encuentra en los discos de los bastones de la retina).

PIEL Es el órgano más extenso del cuerpo y necesita vitamina E (aguacate, semillas de girasol, nueces y almendras), betacarotenos (brócoli, acelgas y espinacas) y vitamina C (naranja, mandarina, limón, toronja y guayaba). Todas estas sustancias ayudan a formar colágeno y darle firmeza a la epidermis. Por ultimo, la piel se reforma constantemente y necesita proteínas como el pollo o el pescado para apoyar esta regeneración.

SANGRE Para evitar deficiencias nutricionales en la sangre el cuerpo necesita hierro, ácido fólico y cianocobalamina (vitamina B12). Estos nutrientes están en el hígado, las hojas verdes y las carnes rojas.

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INTESTINOS Para promover un correcto tránsito digestivo es necesario alimentarnos con frutas con cáscaras e ingredientes ricos en fibra como las naranjas, las mandarinas, los frijoles, las lentejas, los aguacates, los nopales, las semillas de chia, la avena y el arroz integral. También podemos tomar en cuenta los laxantes naturales como la papaya, las ciruelas y las pasas.

HUESOS Los huesos son el sostén del cuerpo y están formados por sustancias como el calcio, el fosforo y la osteína. Para mantenerlos sanos debemos consumir lácteos, frutos secos, sardinas, tofu, espinacas y jugo de naranja. El agua, sin duda, es el elemento más importante para el organismo. Nuestro cuerpo es 75% agua y por esta razón debemos estar bien hidratados para mantener los órganos en optimo funcionamiento. l


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n niño con problemas de aprendizaje suele tener un nivel normal de inteligencia y de agudeza visual y auditiva. De hecho, el uso de estas habilidades determina la expresión de su lenguaje oral y escrito.

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Características para descubrir conflictos de aprendizaje

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Dificultad para entender y seguir tareas e instrucciones. Problemas para recordar cosas recientes. Dificultad para dominar las destrezas básicas de lectura, deletreo, escritura y/o matemática.

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Confusión para distinguir entre la derecha y la izquierda o para identificar las letras. Tendencia a escribir las letras, las palabras o los números al revés.

Falta de coordinación al caminar, hacer deporte o llevar a cabo actividades sencillas como sujetar un lápiz o atarse el cordón del zapato.

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Facilidad para perder o extraviar material escolar, libros y otros artículos. Dificultad para entender el concepto de tiempo, confundiendo el ayer, con el hoy y/o mañana. Tendencia a la irritación o excitación.

Causas que intervienen en las dificultades del aprendizaje de niños en edad escolar Factores orgánicos: compromete el nivel sensorial, como la vista y la audición. El funcionamiento glandular también incide sobre el desarrollo del aprendizaje que se caracteriza por falta de atención y concentración. Factores específicos: abarca las alteraciones perceptivas/motoras, el lenguaje oral y escrito, el espacio y la lateralidad. Factores ambientales: las características de la vivienda, los barrios, la escuela y los canales culturales condicionan la cantidad y la calidad de los estímulos que recibe el niño. l

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CHOCOLATE NEGRO Amamos este alimento y los científicos día a día se afanan en revelar beneficios que nos hacen más adictivos al chocolate. Está comprobado que este ingrediente restaura la flexibilidad de las arterias y, al mismo tiempo, evita que los glóbulos blancos se adhieran a las paredes de los vasos sanguíneos. Por otra parte, el chocolate oscuro es rico en zinc y si lo incorporamos a nuestra dieta, aumentamos el flujo de leucocitos y, por ende, aumentamos nuestra resistencia inmune.

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Desde hace años se han levantado diversas investigaciones que ratifican las propiedades curativas de los hongos o setas. Estos productos naturales disminuyen la presión arterial, protegen al hígado y aumentan el estado de ánimo de las personas depresivas. Están colmados de selenio y este elemento fortalece a los glóbulos blancos para destruir cualquier infección que se cuele en nuestro organismo. En Asia, por ejemplo, se usan las setas shiitake para reducir los niveles de colesterol y evitar apariciones de tumores; por eso es infaltable en la cocina asiática.

En varios estudios internacionales se ha demostrado que las personas que consumen probióticos, como el yogurt o los encurtidos, gozan de mayor resistencia para sucumbir ante resfriados y contagios debido al aumento significativo de glóbulos blancos, lo que se traduce como un sistema inmunológico más fuerte.

De acuerdo con el Centro Médico de la Universidad de Maryland, el té negro posee selenio de gran calidad y esto le permite a los glóbulos blancos combatir con mayor acción las infecciones. El estudio que realizaron demostró las personas que toman té negro tienen un sistema inmune que reacciona mejor a la vacuna contra la gripe. De igual, manera la Universidad de Harvard afirmó que tomar cinco tazas de té negro por dos semanas cuadruplica las defensas del cuerpo.

La calabaza, zanahoria, brócoli, espárrago, coliflor, remolacha y espinaca son medicinas naturales para aumentar el recuento de glóbulos blancos. El betacaroteno neutraliza las toxinas, previene el envejecimiento prematuro y resguarda al corazón de un ataque cardíaco. ¿Necesitas más razones para tener una dieta rica en vegetales asados, a la plancha, al vapor o al grill?

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LOS LEUCOCITOS O GLÓBULOS BLANCOS SON CÉLULAS SANGUÍNEAS QUE NOS DEFIENDEN DE AGENTES INVASORES QUE QUIERAN LASTIMAR NUESTRO CUERPO. CUANDO ESTAS DEFENSAS BAJAN, NUESTRO ORGANISMO ES VULNERABLE A INFECCIONES QUE PUEDEN DESENCADENAR UN SINFÍN DE ENFERMEDADES. TE OFRECEMOS PRODUCTOS NATURALES PARA PRODUCIR Y CONTROLAR LA CANTIDAD DE GLÓBULOS BLANCOS Y ASEGURAR UN SISTEMA INMUNE SALUDABLE

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Gracias a sus generosas cantidades de ácidos grasos y omega 3, el salmón hace que los glóbulos blancos se multipliquen y sean más eficientes para exterminar a las bacterias. La idea es consumir el pescado totalmente cocido para evitar la transmisión de microbios a través de la carne cruda. Las sardinas y el atún también son excelentes aliados para intensificar la estructura de los leucocitos.

Superalimento por excelencia. El ajo aumenta la producción de anticuerpos, estimula el sistema inmune y, obviamente, promueve la cantidad de leucocitos. Es recomendado para tratar anemia y alergias. Por otro lado, este poderoso ingrediente nos hace longevos y previene el daño oxidativo de las células, frenando la aparición del síndrome de Alzheimer. En el boticario de la abuela siempre está la receta de miel con ajo, una combinación que ofrece efectos antimicrobianos y cicatrizantes que eliminan virus y aumentan las defensas del organismo.

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Si nuestro cuerpo no absorbe suficientes proteínas, generará un menor número de glóbulos blancos. El doctor Simin Meydani Nikbin reveló a CNN que para aumentar la proliferación de células inmunes se necesitan proteínas y aminoácidos. Estos elementos se encuentran en las carnes magras como el pollo, pavo, conejo, pescado y algunos cortes de ternera.

Las almendras, los manís, los pistachos, las nueces y las avellanas están colmadas de vitamina E, una sustancia que estimula la producción de glóbulos blancos en la sangre. A pesar de que los frutos secos son muy calóricos, hay estudios que sugieren que estos ingredientes ayudan a perder peso. De igual manera, reducen los niveles de colesterol y triglicéridos debido a sus ácidos monoinsaturados y poliinsaturados.

Los glóbulos rojos necesitan vitamina C para realizar sus funciones eficazmente. Merendar fresas, kiwis, guayabas, lechosa, melón, granadas, naranjas o mangos es una buena forma de aumentar la producción de leucocitos. Del mismo modo, se refuerzan los fagocitos, un tipo de glóbulo blanco que envuelve los agentes patógenos y los anula.

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VERDE saludable levar una vida saludable no requiere esfuerzos extremos ni gastos innecesarios de dinero, todo depende del deseo de quien quiera adoptar un estilo de vida lo más placentero posible.

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Desde el origen del hombre, el planeta provee el sustento para alimentarnos de infinidades de ingredientes, pero hay un fruto en particular, cuyo aspecto simula la forma de una pera hasta un redondo, y su color varía en matices entre el verde y el negro. Su nombre cambia de acuerdo a la ubicación geográfica, pero las propiedades se mantienen sin importar la latitud. Entre sus bondades encontramos ácido fólico, vitamina C, potasio, vitamina B5, B6, E y pequeñas cantidades de magnesio, manganeso, cobre, hierro, zinc, fósforo, vitamina A, B1 (tiamina), B2 (riboflavina) y B3 (niacina) pero su mayor atractivo es la alta cantidad de grasas saludables. El aguacate ayuda a: Reducir los triglicéridos en sangre. Reducir el colesterol LDL (colesterol malo). Elevar el colesterol HDL (colesterol bueno).

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Este alimento es muy valioso para las personas que tienen una dieta vegetariana o vegana. En la mesa latinoamericana, el aguacate destaca por su versatilidad en gran variedad de platos.

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ESTE SINGULAR FRUTO CONOCIDO COMO AGUACATE, PALTA O AVOCADO, ES PRODUCTO DE LA NOBLE MADRE TIERRA Y REPRESENTA UNA DE LAS FUENTES DE ACEITES GRASOS CON MÁS BENEFICIOS PARA EL CUERPO HUMANO kPOR DULCEQUILIBRIO | www.instagram.com/dulceequilibrio

¿Sabías que la palta es excelente para hacer smoothies? Podemos realizar un nutritivo batido con aguacate, leche de almendras, banana y leche de coco. Esta bebida aporta a tu organismo la variedad de nutrientes que necesita para una jornada dinámica. Esta preparación ofrece aceites grasos beneficiosos para tu piel, fibra para mejorar tu digestión, vitaminas, minerales y una generosa cantidad de antioxidantes que protegen tus células de los radicales libres y retrasan los signos del envejecimiento. Por su alto contenido de nutrientes, podrías tomarlo como un reemplazo de tu desayuno, pero recomendamos consumirlo como una merienda entre tus comidas principales. l


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Smoothie de aguacate Ingredientes ½ aguacate 1 banana grande en rodajas 1 taza de leche de coco 1 cucharada de jugo de limón 1 ½ leche de almendras ¼ cucharadita de canela 1 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla Preparación Retirar la pulpa del aguacate y córtala en varios trozos para que sea más fácil de procesar. Colocar todos los ingredientes en una licuadora y procesar bien. Si notas grumos o una consistencia muy espesa, agrega agua o leche de almendras y vuelve a licuar. Para lograr una sensación más refrescante, congela el aguacate y la banana antes de preparar el smoothie.

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Spanish Pont eligió la resina como un material noble que le permitiera desarrollar la imaginación y la posibilidad de jugar con los colores y diversas tonalidades. “Fue amor a primera vista. La resina es el producto que uso íntegramente en mis obras. Me encanta trabajar y crear con mi manos”, comentó la diseñadora.

Producir piezas en resina incluye el desarrollo de un exclusivo método de producción creado en 10 años de búsqueda, perfeccionamiento y estudio de todas las posibilidades del material. En el proceso creativo participa Cecilia y Piluso, quien aporta invaluables conocimientos en arte y escultura. Las piezas se fabrican a mano en Argentina, garantizando la originalidad y el carácter único de este trabajo artesanal de primera calidad. Cecilia Pont es una marca en plena expansión y con una proyección internacional. Además, cuenta con alrededor de 40 productos en su catálogo, clasificados entre collares largos, gargantillas, brazaletes, pulseras, cuff, aros y anillos. Cada modelo tiene una gran variedad de colores, combinaciones y tonos. l

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SIN rastros TRAS UN AGITADO DÍA, LLEGA EL MOMENTO DONDE TE RELAJAS Y DEDICAS UN TIEMPO A TU CUIDADO PERSONAL. UNO DE ESOS INSTANTES DEBE ESTAR RESERVADO PARA LIMPIAR TU CUTIS DE TODO EL MAQUILLAJE

ÁREA DE LOS OJOS Y LOS LABIOS DESMAQUILLANTE BIFÁSICO Se recomienda el uso de Pureté Thermale de Vichy, un desmaquillante L’Oréal París o Nivea. 1. El desmaquillante bifásico es un líquido con una parte líquida y otra grasa. Se recomienda solo para limpiar el área de los ojos y no para el resto de la cara. 2. Aplicar el desmaquillante en un pétalo de algodón. 3. Colocar el pétalo sobre la pestaña y presionar por medio minuto. Con pequeños y suaves movimientos, deslizar el pétalo despacio sobre la pestaña. No levantar el algodón de su posición original. 4. Después de este tiempo, debes deslizar el pétalo hacia el pómulo. Retira el resto del maquillaje con una toallita desmaquillante. 5. Repite si es necesario. Con esta técnica quitarás la mascara de pestañas sin perder ninguna pestañita en el proceso. Recuerda: No frotes el ojo, solo desliza.

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kPOR NIXON RUIZ ESTILISTA PROFESIONAL l rostro es muy delicado, por eso cuando te desmaquillas debes comenzar por el área de los ojos, luego los labios y después la cara en general. Para limpiar el cutis existen diferentes tipos de productos en bifásico, tollas y cremas. Sin embargo, los más recomendables son:

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Spanish TOALLAS DESMAQUILLANTES Se recomiendan los pañuelos absorbentes de Neutrogena, Pond’s, L’Oréal o Nivea. 1. Abrir el paquete, sacar una toalla y aplicar directamente sobre la zona a desmaquillar. 2. En caso de quedar residuos, repetir la operación.

DESMAQUILLANTE EN CREMA Se recomienda el uso de Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm de Clinique o Hidra-Total 5 de L’Oréal París. 1. Aplicar el desmaquillante en crema en un pétalo de algodón o con los dedos sobre el área de los ojos y pestañas. No es necesario usar en exceso. 2. Colocar el pétalo sobre la pestaña y presionar por medio minuto. Con pequeños y suaves movimientos deslizar el pétalo sobre la pestaña. El problema de la crema es que hay que frotar mucho el ojo y puede generar irritación. 3. Después de este tiempo, deslizar el pétalo hacia el pómulo y retirar el resto del maquillaje. 4. Repetir si es necesario. Recuerda: No frotar el ojo con fuerza, solo deslizar el pétalo.

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DESMAQUILLANTE PARA TODO EL ROSTRO Se recomiendan Take The Day Off de Clinique o Hidra-Total 5 de L’Oréal París. 1. Aplicar los productos sobre un pétalo de algodón y luego directamente sobre la cara. 2. Deslizar suavemente el algodón sobre la piel para remover el maquillaje. 3. Repetir para una segunda eliminación de restos de maquillaje sobre la piel. Limpiar todo el rostro con una solución jabonosa para eliminar los restos de los productos desmaquillantes. Se recomiendan: Liquid Facial Soap de Clinique, Normaderm de Vichy o Deep Clean de Neutrogena. l


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POR ESTA RAZÓN, NOTAMOS QUE EN LAS CALLES Y EN LAS PASARELAS PREDOMINA EL MAQUILLAJE POCO RECARGADO, SOLO UN TOQUE BRILLANTE EN LOS OJOS PARA REALZARLOS, PERO SIN TANTO ÉNFASIS. LOS LABIALES DE COLORES TAMBIÉN ESTÁN DANDO DE QUÉ HABLAR Y, EN ESTA OPORTUNIDAD, TRABAJAMOS CON TONOS MÁS ARRIESGADOS.

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BELLEZA solidaria DESDE HACE ALGÚN TIEMPO, LOS CONCURSOS DE BELLEZA HAN VOLCADO SUS ACTIVIDADES A CAUSAS BENÉFICAS CON EL FIN DE ESTRECHAR VÍNCULOS CON LAS COMUNIDADES A TRAVÉS DE ACCIONES SOCIALES, LOGRANDO QUE LA VISIÓN DE LA COLECTIVIDAD CAMBIE Y HUMANICE EL SIGNIFICADO DE QUIENES POSEEN UNA CORONA DE REINA

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l 22 de abril de 2017 se realizó en el auditorio Krishna Greens en Delhi, India, el Super Model International, un reconocido certamen internacional para jóvenes modelos. Durante 13 días, 34 mujeres de distintos lugares del planeta recorrieron el país y promovieron una vida sana y las causas sociales.

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El evento nació en 2011 en Tailandia y tuve el honor de trabajar en este proyecto. Puedo constatar que surgió como un evento internacional de intercambio cultural donde se integra la belleza, el talento, las cualidades y la comunicación de las candidatas. El objetivo es expandir el desarrollo cultural y el impulso de la moda para satisfacer las demandas mundiales de estas áreas. Antes, las agencias europeas y norteamericanas organizaban certámenes para elegir a sus nuevos rostros, pero con el tiempo la industria del modelaje se catalogó como un sector frío y banal. Por esta razón, los eventos de este tipo se han transformado y ahora abarcan otras necesidades. Actualmente una modelo no solo se limita a posar ante las cámaras y caminar sobre una pasarela, ahora debe expresarse correctamente porque es una portavoz de la sociedad. Las aspirantes del Super Model International hicieron breves actividades en las calles de Delhi, donde fomentaron el uso del transporte público con el propósito de promover una conciencia verde. Por otro lado, se pronunciaron contra el feticidio femenino en la India, una práctica que se ha convertido en un grave problema de la nación. El concurso clamó por la vida de todas las niñas que diariamente mueren por aborto selectivo. El programa de las modelos incluyó

presentaciones a la prensa y varios fashion shows que sirvieron como antesala del concurso final. La ganadora del Super Model International 2017 fue la ucraniana Alena Spodynyuk de 18 años de edad y una estatura de 180 centímetros. Curiosamente, Spodynyuk participó en la última edición del Miss Universo, una experiencia que le otorgó destreza y una ventaja sobre las demás participantes. El segundo lugar fue para la brasileña Katherine Strickert. Además, la mexicana Noemi Sánchez logró estar en el Top 16. Estas chicas fueron las únicas latinas en avanzar de ronda durante la velada. Vale recalcar que los gobiernos apoyan este tipo de eventos porque les sirven para promover una imagen internacional, atraer mayor flujo turístico y posicionarse como naciones con líderes ideológicos. l

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Spanish nna Fusoni es una reconocida personalidad dentro del mundo de la moda en Latinoamérica. Ella trabaja incesantemente por conectar todo el sistema de la moda en México: la industria textil, la confección, los diseñadores y los consumidores para lograr el desarrollo del sector. En este oficio lleva más de 40 años, por lo que su voz se ha convertido en una opinión muy valorada en el gremio.

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¿Cómo inició en el mundo de la moda? “Por casualidad. Estaba estudiando en los Estados Unidos y en mi último año participé en el concurso Prix de Paris convocado por la revista Vogue. Constaba de tres etapas y era más bien un ejercicio de periodismo: análisis de la revista, redacción de textos, propuesta de artículos y de más. Al final, quedamos 12 participantes y nos llevaron a Nueva York para ser entrevistados por las editoras y… aquí me tienes. El premio fue un internship durante el cual conocí a fondo todas las secciones de la publicación y luego me quedé trabajando en el área de fashion promotion”. ¿Siente que su trabajo en desarrollar un sistema de moda en México ha valido la pena? ¿Cuánto falta para llegar a formar un verdadero clúster en Latinoamérica? “Desde luego que sí… aunque la verdad, el término de sistema de la moda sigue siendo algo vago; cada quien y cada gremio lo acomoda a su gusto”. “La palabra clúster está muy de moda y habría que partir de su propia definición: ‘se refiere a un grupo de empresas que trabajan en un mismo sector y colaboran entre ellas para lograr beneficios mutuos’. Esta explicación tiene muchas interpretaciones. En la moda se podría decir que son empresas integradas tanto vertical como horizontalmente para producir bienes de consumo de moda”. “Hoy en día la noción de clúster se aplica a un grupo de diseñadores y marcas que proyectan una imagen de moda pero difícilmente veo que pueda aplicarse a la moda latinoamericana, porque cada país tiene su

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propia identidad de moda. No hay un clúster de moda europea; ni siquiera en los Estados Unidos se puede hablar de un clúster de moda americana”.

¿Qué mensaje le daría a las personas que hoy en día ven el mundo de la moda como algo superficial? “Que están equivocadas. La moda es y siempre ha sido una industria y tiene que ser vista como tal. Brinda empleos en muchos niveles y en muchas áreas, desde la producción hasta la comercialización. El problema actual no es si la moda es superficial o no, el problema está en la explotación laboral, en la contaminación y en el consumo desmedido que genera todo tipo de preocupaciones que sí son superficiales, pero tienen que ver con las actitudes de los nuevos consumidores. Sin embargo, están entrando al mercado generaciones más conscientes de la problemática de la moda y seguramente con sus nuevas actitudes hacia el consumo, irán generando cambios benéficos para todos”. ¿Cuál es su opinión sobre las tendencias actuales en Latinoamérica enfocadas en resaltar la memoria étnica y artesanal? “Me parece excelente destacar el trabajo artesanal, siempre y cuando se haga una investigación profunda. Para integrar exitosamente el aspecto artesanal en la moda, los diseñadores tienen que estudiar a fondo las raíces y la identidad. Bordar una blusa con elementos artesanales o pegarle una tira textil de grecas a una falda, no convierte a un diseñador en étnico o artesanal”. ¿Qué cosas nuevas pueden ocurrir en la moda? “Todo depende de la personalidad y el humor del diseñador estrella que esté de turno. Pienso en Alessandro Michele, que en una temporada transformó a Gucci y puso de cabeza las tendencias con propuestas que parecían ir en contra de todo lo establecido. El consumidor nuevo lo amó. Los diseñadores modernos ofrecen ideas irreverentes y frescas, no tienen cortapisas y revolucionan las marcas para captar y seducir a los nuevos consumidores a los que entienden a la perfección”. MAYO / JUNIO 2017 SPANISH

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Spanish como lo que diferencia a los consumidores, entonces está sufriendo. Aquí es cuando el diseño y la propuesta del diseñador cobran valor”.

“Y, desde luego, está el fenómeno de la inmediatez. See now, buy now. Tratar de responder a esto le resulta a algunas marcas grandes y poderosas, pero la moda en general no tiene esa capacidad. Es más importante que la moda analice el cambio climático y adecue sus propuestas. Quizá, lo que sigue sea lo atemporal”.

¿Qué opina sobre el creciente fenómeno de blogueros y las redes sociales orientadas a la moda? “Las redes sociales han venido a cambiar todo. El problema de hoy, a mi criterio, es que todo el mundo se ha convertido en experto y con el teléfono en la mano van opinando sobre moda en muchas instancias sin pensar en lo que están diciendo. Estos pluriexpertos son estorbosos para los que creemos que la moda es un tema serio, pero hay que aprender a vivir, sin convivir, con estos sabelotodo; supongo que eventualmente se aburrirán y se moverán a otros temas”.

Cuando se habla de moda, la referencia siempre es Europa y Nueva York. ¿Llegará el día en que Latinoamérica lidere las tendencias? “Si tenemos la capacidad de entender lo que mueve a los nuevos consumidores, léase los muy mencionados millennials y, sobre todo, la generación Z, sin duda Latinoamérica puede marcar algo de tendencia. Y digo“algo” porque existen tantas tribus y nichos de mercado que casi podríamos decir que las tendencias como tal, primavera/ verano, otoño/invierno, han dejado de existir. Ahora lo importante es qué lleva tal cantante, influencer, blogger o vlogger. Es por eso que las marcas económicamente poderosas usan y abusan de las redes sociales. Es una pena pero la moda, como todo, se mueve con dinero”.

¿Qué consejo le daría a los jóvenes diseñadores? “Que cultiven su educación y perfeccionen las herramientas de este oficio, sobre todo el patronaje que es un elemento creativo que les permitirá destacar. No crean en la fama instantánea, la pasarela es una emoción pasajera. Si quieren tener éxito, tienen que organizar un plan de negocios, de lo contrario no sobrevivirán”.

¿Cuál es la mayor diferencia que presenta el mundo de la moda latina vs Europa y Nueva York? “Quizá seamos más coloridos y desenfadados, y desde luego, mucho más artesanales. Somos apegados a nuestras tradiciones y las tratamos con respeto”. Cada día la moda se hace más accesible a todos, ¿esto quiere decir que la moda murió? “Depende como se entienda la palabra moda. Si la vemos como lo que todos quieren, compran y lucen, entonces la moda goza de buena salud. Pero si entendemos la moda

Como consumidores, ¿qué podemos hacer para mantenernos actualizados con las nuevas tendencias? “Los consumidores actuales tienen muchas ventajas debido a las redes sociales que ofrecen información al instante. Con tanta oferta, deben seleccionar una publicación, una página web, un blogger o un influencer que vaya acorde a sus gustos y estilo de vida. Y, desde luego, seguir las colecciones de los diseñadores que le produzcan emoción y gozo”. l

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A los jóvenes diseñadores cultiven su educación y perfeccionen las herramientas de este oficio, sobre todo el patronaje que es un elemento creativo que les permitirá destacar. No crean en la fama instantánea, la pasarela es una emoción pasajera. Si quieren tener éxito, tienen que

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Estados Unidos y se convirtió en madre de dos niños, retomó sus restudios y obtuvo su título de Licenciada en Diseño con especialidad en arte 3D. A los 19 años de edad, la contrataron para realizar su primera campaña publicitaria de trajes de baño para Pierre Balmain. Sin embargo, al mismo tiempo entró a un grupo musical llamado Las Guerreras, producido por Eduardo Pérez Guerrero. “Éramos cuatro muchachas que bailábamos y cantábamos vestidas con un atuendo muy sexy y colorido. Fue la primera vez que subí a un escenario frente a cientos de personas. Y así, sin darme cuenta, viajé por toda Argentina, Chile, Uruguay y Estados Unidos”.


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Después de su trabajo en las tablas, las presentaciones en televisión no tardaron en llegar. Años después, entendió que el mundo del espectáculo se convertiría en su estilo de vida.

¿Cuál ha sido el mayor reto que ha enfrentado en este medio? “Definitivamente, mi mayor desafío es el acento, tanto en inglés como en español. Llegué a Estados Unidos con 22 años y no dominaba el idioma. Me tomó mucho tiempo, estudio y práctica hablarlo con fluidez”. “Cuando audicionaba para comerciales en español me di cuenta que tenía el típico acento porteño. Entonces, un gran amigo y compositor colombiano me dijo: ‘chica, si no te quitas ese acento argentino, no trabajarás en ningún lado’ (risas). Así que decidí invertir mi tiempo mirando telenovelas y noticieros en español para incorporar, primordialmente, un acento genérico o neutro”. “Trabajé en doblajes de películas y el talento que encontraba en cada sesión era, en su mayoría, mexicano, y estuve muy honrada de aprender al lado de personas con tanta trayectoria. Sus voces eran limpias y claras, cada vez que las escuchaba veía dibujos en el aire”. “Todo cambió cuando Blanca Valdez, directora del Hollywood México-Americana, me dio la oportunidad de asistir a sus castings. Hoy, 20 años después, sigo agradeciéndole por confiar en mí”. “De ahí en adelante diseñé un switch en mi cabeza. Cada vez que trabajaba comenzaba a hablar en español genérico. En los comerciales televisivos siempre contratan a actores con acento neutro. Jamás lo tomé a mal. Es como entrar en una cancha de fútbol con zapatos deportivos para jugar tenis. Yo cambié mis zapatillas y salí a jugar mis mejores partidos. Pero mi natal acento argentino forma parte del resto de mi vida”.

El mundo artístico es muy competitivo y existe una necesidad de renovarse para no diluirse en el tiempo. ¿Cómo hace usted para mantenerse vigente?

“No hay nada más gratificante que hacer lo que uno ama”

“En principio le presto atención a mi imagen, pero sin obsesionarme. Trabajo en una industria absolutamente visual. Acepto que los años pasen, así como los roles que interpreto, y me ajusto a ello. Siempre me doy un tiempo para aprender algo nuevo y, por sobre todas las cosas, me comporto con mucho profesionalismo y respeto hacia mi equipo de trabajo, por muy grande o pequeño sea lo que me toque desempeñar. Esto último, no me cuesta esfuerzo para nada, lo que me ha dado la posibilidad de ser recordada por productores y directores al momento de elegir talento cuando arriban nuevos proyectos”.

Con tantos compromisos, ¿cómo hace para compartir con su familia? “Es una muy buena pregunta. A través de los años se me han presentado oportunidades laborales muy favorables para mi carrera, pero no para mi vida familiar. En más de una ocasión he rechazado trabajos que me demandaban viajar a otras ciudades o países por largo tiempo. Siempre elegí a mi familia primero y consultaba con ellos, sobre todo porque mis niños eran pequeños; hoy, ya son mayores y tengo amplia libertad en participar en proyectos que antes no hubiera considerado. Con cada trabajo que llega a mí, lo primero que hago es compartirlo en mi hogar con mucha felicidad”. En su faceta como diseñadora, ¿cómo surge Thinking Panties? “Hace 25 años, cuando vine a vivir a Estados Unidos, se me dificultaba encontrar calzones o bombachas, como le llamamos en Argentina, que se ajustaran a mi figura. Les encargaba a mis familiares y amigos que me compraran panties y me las trajeran desde Buenos Aires”. “Escojo con mucha atención la ropa interior y lo que cada diseño y color puede sugerir. La tela es muy importante. Para mí, nada como una cómoda prenda de algodón. Sin embargo, Thinking Panties no es una línea de ropa interior convencional”. “Al ponernos nuestra pantie, cubrimos nuestra zona íntima, es lo primero que toca la piel a la hora de vestirnos. Estamos, sin darnos cuenta, conectadas a ella. Esta prenda nos acompaña todo el día y comparte nuestras

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experiencias. En algún momento de creatividad, pasó por mi cabeza: ‘qué tal si las panties pensaran’. Y… voilà”. “Comencé a desarrollar este divertido concepto e investigar registros de diseños, pero inclinándome hacia el humor. El punto más grande de mi marca es la posibilidad de escribir nosotras mismas el mensaje que queremos expresar. Podemos colocar algo inocente y simpático o una idea sexualmente sugerente. Este producto está en la categoría gif o souvenir. Además, es un obsequio que no pertenece a una temporada específica. Por ejemplo, si compras unas panties con burbujas pensantes en forma de corazón, puedes escribir: feliz cumpleaños, te amo o gracias por quererme tanto”. “En comparación con la ropa interior que viene estampada con una escritura en particular, con Thinking Panties tienes la voluntad de escribir tu dedicatoria en cualquier momento. Es un regalo dirigido a toda edad. Las panties son un vehículo fuera de lo convencional para expresar lo que tengas en la mente”.

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importadas, y en su zona delantera llevan una “burbuja pensante” estampada a calor. Dicha superficie permite poder escribir en ella y lo puedes hacer con un marcador indeleble, lavable, una pluma o con cualquier lapicero que seque rápido”.

¿Qué otras piezas plantea desarrollar con Thinking Panties? “El concepto de mi línea recién empieza. Toma aproximadamente cinco años para que un producto sea insertado en este mercado. Mis pasos son minuciosamente estudiados. Soy obsesiva a la hora de sentarme en mi estudio y crear. Yo he diseñado todo: desde el logo y empaque, hasta el website y el material promocional. Del mismo modo, soy muy cuidadosa al momento de elegir a las personas que me ayudan con el armado del producto que sale a la venta”. “Actualmente, estoy registrando a Thinking T-Shirts. Esta firma se enfoca en prendas playeras, chombas o remeras. También diseñamos gorras. Todo lleva el mismo concepto: escribes lo que quieras”.


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¿Qué le recomienda a los emprendedores que se inician en este mercado? “Hay un refrán que me gusta mucho: ‘el éxito sucede cuando la oportunidad se encuentra con la preparación’. Estados Unidos es un país muy generoso. Más allá de la política, con la que podemos estar de acuerdo o no, sigue siendo una nación de oportunidades para quien cree en sí mismo y está dispuesto a trabajar por sus sueños. Los latinos tenemos un alto nivel de emprendimiento”.

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“Recuerdo el caso de una señora que recolectaba diariamente cientos de latas de aluminio antes y después de su trabajo principal. Las vendía y ahorraba el dinero para pagar la universidad de su hijo. Esa mujer es una heroína latina que tomó cualquier oportunidad de trabajo para transformarlo en su american dream: darle a su hijo una educación. Todo es posible cuando le ponemos amor y dedicación”. “Creo firmemente en el poder de dar gracias. Cuando somos agradecidos, la suma de esa energía aporta un caudal universal de bien. Esto atrae bendiciones que, a veces, se esconden a la vuelta de la esquina”. l FOTOGRAFÍA GUIDO BUDANI MAYO / JUNIO 2017 SPANISH

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ESTE ARTISTA PLÁSTICO PARECE ESTAR TOCADO POR LA MAGIA. CADA COLOR, TRAZO Y LIENZO SE CONVIERTE EN UNA POESÍA VISUAL BAJO SUS MANOS, Y EL ESPECTADOR SE SUMERGE EN UN MUNDO DE EXCEPCIONALES FORMAS Y MATICES

n esta edición nos acompaña un personaje que rompe esquemas. Su carisma es único y su trabajo es inigualable e, incluso, su sencillez contrasta con sus logros. Nos referimos al pintor argentino Javier Schanz, mejor conocido como Havi.

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Su preparación académica lo ha hecho merecedor de títulos en arquitectura, maestro en color, medios audiovisuales y arte conceptual de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral en Argentina. Lleva más de 30 años ejerciendo como artista, docente, arquitecto, interiorista y diseñador gráfico. Su estilo de trabajo está inspirado en las influencias barrocas que le permiten recrear la iconografía de la cultura pop. Sus obras han paseado por Argentina, Panamá, Venezuela, Australia, Reino Unido, Nueva Zelanda, México y los Estados Unidos. Parte de su repertorio se exhibe en las reconocidas galerías de Portofino Tower Penthouse, Seafair Mega Yacht, HaviArt Wynwood, Carlyle Hotel y Boulevard Hotel Miami. Havi ha pintado a Pamela Anderson, Daymond John, Cindy Crawford, Serena y Venus Williams, Carlos Santana, Bernie Yuman, Muhammad Ali, John Secada, Sam Champion, Lil’ Kim, Diego Torres, Taylor Armstrong, el presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto y el presidente de los Estados Unidos, Donald Trump. Además, colaboró con Gloria y Emilio Estefan para crear un retrato que fue subastado en beneficio de una ONG y celebridades como Toby Keith, Cindy Crawford y David Cook firmaron sus propios retratos en garantía del talento de este artista.

Havi es consecuente con las causas nobles y apoya a instituciones como la Fundación para el Autismo Infantil, Lions Club International, Fundación Make-AWish, Unicorn Children’s Foundation y campañas sobre los derechos humanos. Para conocer más sobre este personaje les invito a entrar en la dimensión de Havi.

¿Cuáles fueron sus primeras influencias con el arte? “Los viajes representan mi mayor influencia, a través de ellos puedo apreciar la riqueza arquitectónica y cultural de un país. Visitar museos y observar pinturas de artistas famosos de otras épocas son experiencias que motivan mi proceso creativo. Me inspiro en las fuertes pinceladas de Vincent van Gogh; en la dimensión psicológica de Edvard Munch; en la habilidad de Andy Warhol para explorar la relación entre el arte y la comunicación, y en el prestigio y audacia del imperio artístico de Damien Hirst”. ¿En qué momento se interesó en la pintura? “Mi madre me contó que desde los tres años comencé a demostrar una amplia creatividad. Ella dice que me gustaba mucho dibujar y pintar. Luego, durante la primaria, realicé cursos de dibujo y pintura y aprendí las técnicas básicas que después desarrollaría profesionalmente”. ¿Recuerda su primera obra? ¿Qué era, qué expresaba? “¡Sí, nunca la olvido! A los cuatro años se me ocurrió crear caras en servilletas de tela quemándolas con monedas y pequeños objetos de metal. Mis padres pensaron que incendiaría la casa”. ¿Cuando decide crear utiliza solo una braga y anda descalzo? “Sí, me gusta sentirme cómodo cuando pinto. Anteriormente lo hacía completamente desnudo. Ahora lo hago con algo de ropa porque constantemente recibo visitas de clientes en mi estudio. Pero continúo pintando descalzo porque es una manera de conectarme con la Tierra y así transmito toda la energía interna que, al final, queda plasmada en la obra”. MAYO / JUNIO 2017 SPANISH

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¿Cuáles han sido las dificultades más grandes que ha enfrentado? “La carrera de un artista plástico tiene muchos obstáculos. He tenido que sortear inconvenientes a través de la creatividad, mucho trabajo y la firme 212 SPANISH

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convicción de que en algún momento llegaría el reconocimiento de la calidad de mi obra. Mi proceso ha sido un viaje de descubrimiento interior y es la transición de mi carrera como arquitecto a lo que es mi máxima pasión: la pintura”.

¿Cómo ve el arte en el mundo contemporáneo? “El arte actual está muy influenciado por las peticiones del mercado. Creo que cabalgo esa relación de una forma muy equilibrada, porque logro producir lo que el público demanda y, al mismo tiempo, encuentro espacios para innovar sin comprometer la esencia fundamental de mi trabajo”. ¿Cómo define su método de trabajo y los principales materiales que utiliza? “Uso una técnica mixta donde fusiono pinturas acrílicas de alta calidad con espátula sobre papel de planos de arquitectura que están previamente pegados al lienzo”. ¿Cómo convirtió HaviArt en una marca? “Fue un proceso largo, de mucho trabajo y planificación. Cuando mis pinturas comienzan a ser reconocidas por la crítica, descubrí que podía extenderlas a otros rubros del arte. Por ejemplo, utilizar copias de algunas de mis obras en etiquetas de botellas de agua, productos para embalaje y una gran variedad de objetos de decoración. Muchas de estas piezas están disponibles en mi sitio web y en mi galería en Wynwood Art District”. ¿Cuál ha sido su aporte a la sociedad en busca de la igualdad de los derechos de la comunidad LGBT? “Constituí un matrimonio feliz y logre el reconocimiento social y profesional más allá de mi tendencia sexual, y creo fuertemente en la responsabilidad y el compromiso social de ser una voz referente en este aspecto. Como artista y ciudadano apoyo los esfuerzos de la comunidad LGBT y respeto el gran esfuerzo que hacen sus representantes para promover nuestros derechos y construir una sociedad mucho mejor para todos”. l


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“Mis antecedentes arquitectónicos están claramente incluidos en mi trabajo. Mi visión del arte se refleja de una manera poética mientras que mis pinceladas capturan las sensaciones y emociones de la gente (...) Me gusta sentirme cómodo cuando pinto. Anteriormente lo hacía completamente desnudo. Ahora lo hago con algo de ropa porque constantemente recibo visitas de clientes en mi estudio. Pero continúo pintando descalzo porque es una manera de conectarme con la Tierra y así transmito toda la energía interna que, al final, queda plasmada en la obra”.

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riundo de Elche, Alicante, España, este personaje logra diseñar un mundo paralelo donde la fantasía y la realidad se conjugan en una imagen, recreando escenarios que transmiten diversos sentimientos. “Siempre he creído que el arte, sobre todo el collage, se retroalimenta y debe retroalimentarse de sí mismo, siempre que el resultado sea genuino y original”, expresa Mora, un mago del arte digital y la intervención fotográfica.

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Sus trabajos han aparecido en prestigiosas publicaciones dedicadas a la fotografía, el arte y el diseño, como por ejemplo, Photographize Magazine (Estados Unidos), Gezgin Photo (Turquía) y Palace Costes (Francia). Mora ha expuesto sus obras en varias galerías de Europa y en el Hotel Costes en Rue Saint-Honoré, Francia. Participó como jurado en la Photo Biennale de Taskent en Uzbekistán y fue invitado de honor en el Salón d’Automne en el Palacio Real de París.

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¿Cómo fueron sus inicios en el mundo artístico? “Durante más de 20 años he sido director de arte y diseñador gráfico. Soy una persona muy visual e imaginativa, y paulatinamente desarrollé mi trabajo en las áreas más creativas de mi profesión hasta que finalmente desemboqué en el arte como una consecuencia lógica de mi constante proceso de aprendizaje”. MAYO / JUNIO 2017 SPANISH

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Spanish “Mi parcela en el mundo artístico es el collage digital, y mi herramienta principal es Photoshop, un programa que me permite dar rienda suelta a mis visiones más íntimas. En mis comienzos generaba imágenes más complejas, con varias capas y técnicas, pero con el tiempo fui eliminándolas. Ahora me expreso mucho mejor utilizando dos capas y alguna textura superpuesta”. “Mi manera de percibir el arte cambió cuando vi los trabajos de Aneta Ivanova, Matt Wisniewski y sobre todo John Stezaker. Me di cuenta que podía crear imágenes de gran potencia expresiva. Para mí, el año 2013 fue una explosión de creatividad, estaba todo el día desarrollando composiciones. A través de las redes sociales, en especial Pinterest, mis obras alcanzaron, en muy poco tiempo, una difusión meteórica y se hicieron virales. Todo este fenómeno me espoleó a seguir amplificando mi trabajo, buscando fusiones y temáticas muy variadas, siempre con el retrato como hilo conductor de mis obras”.

¿De dónde proviene la inspiración para crear sus obras? “Son las propias imágenes las que me inspiran, ellas me dicen con qué otras quieren fundirse para dar a luz un nuevo ser. Cuando trabajo libremente me percibo a mí mismo como un médium entre dos universos paralelos. Dejo que la inspiración fluya”. “Con los encargos es diferente, porque rastreo la web en busca de las imágenes que necesito. A veces tardo minutos en encontrar la respuesta, a veces semanas y en muchas ocasiones nunca la encuentro. Es una cuestión de predisposición, de actitud”.

¿Cómo ha influido la tecnología en las representaciones artísticas? “Sin la tecnología jamás hubiera podido sacar a la luz mis creaciones. Amo Photoshop como instrumento creativo. Me provee de todas las herramientas necesarias para realizar mis collages”. ¿Cómo crea sus obras? “Primero elijo una imagen, un retrato. Luego pruebo con distintos paisajes o formas arquitectónicas. A 220 SPANISH

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través de Photoshop y sus herramientas de gradación, elimino los contornos entre el rostro y la imagen superpuesta hasta que aparece un nuevo ser, un híbrido entre ambas imágenes”.

¿Cuál es el impacto que desea causar cuando un espectador se detiene a apreciar una de sus creaciones? “Supongo que la profundidad y la poesía implícita en ellas. Una vez alguien dijo que yo soy un poeta de las imágenes. En el fondo, cada una de mis creaciones esconde un pequeño poema que cada espectador lee y siente a su propia manera. Mi mayor ambición es que mi trabajo perdure en el tiempo, que las generaciones venideras sigan sintiéndose inspiradas cuando contemplen mis obras. Como decía Horacio: He construido un monumento más perenne que el bronce”. ¿Qué lo motivo a realizar la transición definitiva hacia un artista de collage digital surrealista? “Tuve un grave problema físico que me invitó a replantear mi futuro profesional. Por otra parte, quería zafarme de la esclavitud creativa que imponen los clientes y el target hacia quienes van dirigidos los trabajos de corte publicitario. Así que decidí dar el salto y disparar con toda mi potencia creativa”. “Afortunadamente, mi apuesta funcionó y hoy en día siento un gran orgullo y una satisfacción interior. Esto es lo que me impulsa a seguir adelante. Mantener el don de inspirar y sacudir la conciencia de quien ve mis obras. Explorar ese mundo donde habitan seres híbridos que pueblan nuestros sueños más profundos y sacarlos a la luz”.

Un artista plasma algo de sí mismo en cada uno de sus trabajos, ¿qué deja usted en sus piezas? “Sin duda alguna, algo de mí late en mis obras. Casi todas coinciden en transmitir una profunda emoción y un sentimiento nostálgico por algo indeterminado, una especie de déjà vu que no alcanzamos a descubrir. Aún sigo buscando qué cosa es esa, y en el camino dejo pistas acerca de mí mismo”. l MAYO / JUNIO 2017 SPANISH

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“¿Cuál es el impacto que causo en un espectador? Supongo que la profundidad y la poesía implícita en ellas. Una vez alguien dijo que yo soy un poeta de las imágenes. En el fondo, cada una de mis creaciones esconde un pequeño poema que cada espectador lee y siente a su propia manera. Mi mayor ambición es que mi trabajo perdure en el tiempo, que las generaciones venideras sigan sintiéndose inspiradas cuando contemplen mis obras. Como decía Horacio: He construido un monumento más perenne que el bronce”.

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iván garcía LA JUVENTUD DEL

buen comer COCINERO Y PANADERO. DESDE LOS 14 AÑOS CONSTRUYÓ UN VÍNCULO CON EL MUNDO DE LA GASTRONOMÍA Y HOY ES EL CHEF DEL BOSQUE BISTRO & LOUNGE, UN RESTAURANTE MODERNO Y CÉLEBRE EN LA NOBLE CIUDAD DE MÉRIDA EN VENEZUELA

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“Mi familia siempre ha estado ligada al buen comer y eso despertó mi interés por el mundo de la gastronomía”

on 22 años de edad, Iván García es el ejemplo de que el éxito no se relaciona con la edad. Este merideño realizó cursos de cocina en su adolescencia, pero cuando se gradúo de bachiller decidió viajar a Caracas y formalizar sus estudios gastronómicos en el Instituto Europeo del Pan (IEPAN) y en el Instituto Culinario de Caracas (ICC). Hoy, ya tiene seis años en la cocina profesional. “El IEPAN fue mi primer acercamiento con la panadería y fue genial porque es un mundo totalmente diferente a la cocina. Se maneja otra metodología de trabajo, requiere más paciencia y se labora en horarios distintos. Luego me inscribí en el ICC y tuve la oportunidad de conocer a muchos cocineros importantes del país y significó un pilar fundamental en mi carrera profesional, al igual que la plataforma Venezuela Gastronómica”, explica García.

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CHEF Instagram @ivangarciah RETRATO FOTOGRÁFICO Instagram @heyhadude FOTOGRAFÍAS DE LOS PLATOS www.gonzalopicon.com

Realizó sus pasantías en Alto de Carlos García, El Comedor de Héctor Romero y La Guayaba Verde de Eduardo Castañeda. Sus conocidos lo llaman “Linguini”, en referencia al personaje principal de la cinta Ratatouille.

El Bosque Bistro & Lounge está en el Hotel Belensate. Av. Humboldt. Urbanización La Hacienda con calle 5. Estado Mérida – Venezuela. Horarios: miércoles a sábado 6:00 p. m. / 12:00 m, y domingo 10:00 a. m. / 4:00 p. m. Instagram @elbosquebistro @hotelbelensate

Iván es un hombre de grandes propósitos y por eso estuvo al frente de Sabor a juventud, un proyecto de catering que fungió como un soporte para incentivar a niños y jóvenes a sumergirse en la gastronomía. “Era un espacio para mostrar nuestros conceptos culinarios, pero ahora está detenido porque El Bosque Bistro funciona como el espacio físico para que la gente venga a conocer nuestra propuesta. Sin embargo, en algún momento retomaré este proyec-

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Asado negro, con polvo de ajĂ­ dulce, cebollas moradas, arroz con sarrapia y vegetales del vallecito

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to, pero con otro enfoque. Quiero que Sabor a Juventud rescate a los jóvenes de los vicios y que a través de la gastronomía puedan progresar y reintegrarse a la sociedad. Es una idea que está en papel y pronto se hará realidad.” Si no hubiera sido chef, Iván se dedicaría a la arquitectura o al diseño gráfico. No obstante, estas aficiones las decantó en la creación de El Bosque Bistro, un lugar que nació con la misma velocidad de su éxito gastronómico. “No tenía idea que tendría un restaurante en tan poco tiempo. Durante una presentación en Venezuela Gastronómica, el dueño del Hotel Belensate, Richard Vezzani, me propuso encargarme del restaurante del hotel, pero lo rechacé porque no me gustaba ese tipo de servicio. Pero él insistió en crear un concepto nuevo y así nace El Bosque Bistro en noviembre de 2015”, comparte. El local se construyó en dos meses y está bajo un toldo desmontable en una terraza al aire libre, y toda la estructura está hecha con madera reciclada. El equipo de El Bosque Bistro está integrado por ocho personas y la propuesta es cocina venezolana contemporánea, donde reúnen los sabores de todas las regiones del país. Además, el restaurante sirve como un centro de intercambio cultural gracias a las visitas de otros chefs como Carlos Hernández, Pedro Castillo, Sumito Estévez y Juan Carlos Bruzual.

¿Cuáles son los platos más populares de El Bosque Bistro? “ El asado negro se ha convertido en un estandarte. Tenemos tres platos con asado negro en distintas presentaciones. También tenemos una esfera de pastel de chucho que ha sido muy famosa. En este momento ofrecemos un arroz con pollo que parece un risotto y tiene una esencia comfort food; tiene cilantro, chips de plátano y sabe totalmente a casa. Y en tributo a Mérida, la ciudad que nos recibe, diseñamos un delicioso carpaccio de trucha”. Si tuvieras la oportunidad de trabajar con otro chef, ¿quién sería y por qué? “Me encantaría cocinar con el chef peruano Virgilio Martínez, dueño del restaurante Central. Es el mejor MAYO / JUNIO 2017 SPANISH

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cocinero de Latinoamérica según la lista de los 50 mejores restaurantes. Es muy joven y está muy bien posicionado. Siento que es un buen ejemplo del trabajo que se puede realizar indiferentemente de la edad”.

¿Cuál es la mayor lección que has aprendido como chef? “No hay edad para hacer lo que te gusta. Las carreras convencionales han quedado a un lado, siguen siendo importantes para el funcionamiento de cualquier país, pero la nueva conformación mundial nos dice que los jóvenes tienen que hacer lo que les apasione y por eso vemos tantos emprendimientos en áreas que antes eran consideradas tabú. En Venezuela, por ejemplo, la cocina estaba reservada para las mujeres. La nueva generación ha lanzado por tierra cualquier prejuicio que existe sobre cualquier profesión. Eso es parte de las lecciones que he aprendido en la cocina”. ¿Qué tendencia gastronómica se mantendrá en el tiempo? “En Venezuela, la tendencia está orientada al producto local. Años atrás, nuestro país tuvo una bonanza muy importante que nos permitió tener acceso a distintos 238 SPANISH

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ingredientes importantes como el salmón. Actualmente, con la realidad económica nos vemos obligados a mirar hacia lo nuestro. El venezolano ha entendido que el producto local es importantísimo para el desarrollo de nuestra cocina. La tendencia de aquí en adelante será reconocer y merecer nuestra despensa regional”.

“El Bosque Bistro se ha convertido en un espacio obligado para quien visite Mérida”

¿Cómo es la memoria gustativa del merideño? “Compleja. El merideño tiene muchos prejuicios culturales y tiene demasiadas cosas preestablecidas. Nosotros ofrecemos un concepto que sacude todo lo que el merideño podría pensar de la cocina venezolana. Por ejemplo, traemos combinaciones saladas y dulces, y saladas con picante. Hemos roto con el esquema de los gustos tradicionales de Mérida donde tienen matices muy marcados con los sabores dulces y salados. Queremos integrar al paladar merideño una gama más amplia de sabores y mostrarles que nuestra comida no es solo el pastelito, el pabellón y la arepa de trigo, sino que también tenemos el pastel de chucho, la polvorosa de pollo y las variedades de sopas del estado Nueva Esparta. La comida venezolana es una cocina regional y la hemos introducido a la memoria del merideño”.


Carabinas Trujillanas, de caraotas, huevo pochado y picante Esfera de pastel de Chucho, con queso ahumado del páramo y espárragos

¿Qué comida le hace feliz? “Me encanta la comida de la calle. Siempre tengo ganas de comerme una hamburguesa o un perro caliente. También amo la pizza y la pasta. Pero, sin duda alguna, la comida que más me hace feliz es la de mi hogar. En eso puede coincidir cualquier persona”. ¿Cuál es el plato que le recuerda su infancia? “El asado negro. Es una de las recetas que más hemos intentado perfeccionar en el restaurante, por eso es tan importante en nuestro código gastronómico. Me encantan las carnes guisadas y los granos”. ¿Un libro de cocina indispensable? “Mi cocina a la manera de Caracas de Armando Scannone”. ¿Ingredientes favoritos? “El ají dulce, el cacao y el ron”. ¿Una frase que impulse su labor? “Cocina para todos. Era una de las frases de Sabor a Juventud”.

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¿Qué les hace falta a los restaurantes del país para estar en una lista tan importante como los 50 mejores? “Los restaurantes venezolanos tienen un alto nivel a pesar de la coyuntura económica y eso nos hace merecedores de un puesto en esta lista porque trabajamos en unas condiciones que ningún otro país posee. A mi juicio, hace falta un conglomerado de personas que nos ayuden a potenciar nuestra cocina y parte de eso le corresponde al Estado. En el momento en que el gobierno entienda que la gastronomía es vital para el desarrollo de la economía y del turismo, entonces muchos restaurantes pertenecerán a listas importantes. Falta promoción y apoyo financiero para que podamos viajar y tener permanencia en los congresos mundiales para poder difundir nuestra labor”. ¿Cuáles son sus próximos proyectos? “Queremos expandirnos a otras latitudes del país y mudar nuestro concepto a Caracas y a otras ciudades más grandes para que mucha gente pueda conocer la comida de Iván García”. l MAYO / JUNIO 2017 SPANISH

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para siempre ROCHELLE BRODIN

un instante ste es el caso de Rochelle Brodin, una mujer que conoce lo que significa estar frente y detrás de la cámara. Ella desarrolló ambas facetas, porque en sus inicios fue modelo y hoy mira el mundo a través de un lente fotográfico. Su trabajo ha sido reconocido por las publicaciones más cotizadas en la industria editorial como People, Fortune, Forbes, Marie Claire, entre otras.

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Estudió en la Escuela de Fotografía de Londres y fue Cum Laude en el Instituto de Moda, Diseño y Merchandising de Los Ángeles, California. Brodin ha estado presente en la alfombra roja y en los salones VIP de los Premios Critics’ Choice Awards, los Emmy y el BET Experience. Estos eventos de alto perfil le han dado la oportunidad de contribuir para agencias especializadas de fotos como Getty Images y Wire Image. Pero más allá de su profesionalismo, Rochelle nos deja muy claro que tiene un hermoso motivo por el cual luchar y que representa gran parte de su energía. Por ello, te invitamos a conocer la esencia de una mujer emprendedora y familiar.

¿Qué significa para usted poder capturar un momento y hacerlo perdurable en el tiempo? “La fotografía es mi modo de vida, mi nueva profesión. Es diferente estar al frente de la cámara y la fotografía se ha vuelto mi pasión. Si estoy filmando un trabajo tedioso y estresante, tomo mi iPhone y me voy de excursión a los cañones con el objetivo de captar un momento hermoso. 240 SPANISH

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kPOR ARGENIS GUDIÑO

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GENERALMENTE, EL MUNDO ALABA LA IMAGEN DE UNA FOTOGRAFÍA Y SE OLVIDA DE LA MENTE MAESTRA QUE LOGRÓ INMORTALIZAR UN MOMENTO PARTICULAR E IRREPETIBLE Eso es parte de mi vida. Entre 2011 y 2012 tomé una foto todos los días con mi cámara réflex”. “Como fotógrafa creo que puedo tener un buen propósito más allá de las ventas de mis fotos o que mi trabajo se vea en las redes sociales o se publique en las revistas. Cuando los artistas muestran su talento, dejan un legado, por eso espero exhibir mi trabajo y que sea aprovechado en instituciones de caridad. ¿Quién sabe? Tal vez mis fotos tengan un impacto en los demás”.

Cuando se realiza una sesión fotográfica debe existir una conexión entre el fotógrafo y el modelo. ¿Qué técnicas usa para que la persona se sienta cómoda y actúe con normalidad? “La risa es crucial para romper el hielo y mantener la energía durante la sesión fotográfica. Hacer que la


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gente se sienta a gusto, es fácil para mí. Fui modelo y actriz comercial durante 15 años y si algo sé, es lograr que las personas se sientan relajadas. Soy muy espontánea y honesta. Cuando terminamos el trabajo, el modelo me cuenta su historia de vida y nos abrazamos. Siempre trato de que se sientan felices”.

La tecnología avanza rápidamente. Pasamos de cámaras analógicas a digitales en un lapso de 10 años. ¿Hacia dónde va el futuro de la fotografía? “Tengo una pequeña confesión: nunca he filmado con una cámara de cine, ni revelé fotos en un cuarto oscuro. Sin embargo, fui modelo en una película de formato medio y se utilizaba un lápiz de cera rojo para elegir las fotos finales”. “Creo que el futuro de la fotografía va a suceder en dos partes. Primero: la fotografía en movimiento, por ejemplo: GIF, drones y un montón de fotos en realidad virtual. Segundo: las Polaroids volverán a la moda y, quizá, se reavive el espíritu analógico”.

¿Qué es lo que más le apasiona de su profesión? “Me encanta dirigir. Me apasiona controlar el entorno de un rodaje y dar instrucciones a los talentos para producir el video que el cliente pide. De hecho, cuando hago una gran toma, literalmente me río en voz alta. Eso me hace el día”. ¿Cuál ha sido su mayor reto como fotógrafa? “Mi mayor desafío es no contar con suficiente tiempo para completar todo lo que quiero hacer. Una parte de mí quiere trabajar siempre, pero la otra mitad está en casa tratando de mantener al día mis quehaceres y mi facturación. Un día espero tener un agente y una asistente de confianza que haga todo eso por mí. Mi meta es centrarme en mi familia, la fotografía y la edición”. “La mayoría de la gente desconoce que tengo un hijo de seis años. Siempre estoy en movimiento y nunca me quejo cuando lo acuesto a las 8:00 p. m. y enseguida comienzo a editar un video. Ser madre soltera me impulsa a dar más de mí. Mi hijo es mi inspiración y la alegría de mi vida”. l BEN NORDBERG @bennordberg CALEY ALYSSA@caleyalyssa SADIE BURRIS

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sta colección representa un estado de ensueño donde todo es posible; un lugar donde la cultura se fusiona perfectamente con mundos diferentes. Carlos Campos se inspira en los uniformes escolares, en varias referencias culturales y en los colores vibrantes que se encuentran en los paisajes argentinos de Salinas Grandes y el Cerro Siete Colores, donde el sedimento y la erosión marina crean, capa a capa, una sensacional paleta. Las telas, llenas de vida, van desde las lanas felted, el algodón ligero y la seda. Los estructurados pliegues se mueven con un crepé ligero, y los pantalones son más recortados. Por otro lado, los trajes son deconstruidos con un propósito más casual. Sin duda, estas prendes híbridas simbolizan la pluralidad de la imaginación. l

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[ HExperience ] kPOR HARRY LEVY @HarryLevyA

Mi corbata.

Tu corbata. Su origen data de 1660, cuando jinetes del ejército croata usaban pañuelos alrededor del cuello, anudados en forma de rosa con dos tiras que caían sobre el pecho

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oy en día, la corbata constituye un complemento para la camisa y uno de los pocos accesorios con los que los hombres podemos jugar y fantasear. Su uso principal era cubrir los botones de la camisa, pero para ello no hacía falta tanto diseño ni complicaciones.

La moda se ha encargado de darle un gran valor a la corbata a través de finas sedas, colecciones, temporadas, distintos largos y grosores; incluso hay accesorios propios para ellas, como los alfileres o los pisacorbatas. Si nos pone-

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mos a elucubrar sobre este tema, hace siglos que la corbata dejó de existir única y exclusivamente para tapar botones, en nuestros tiempos rápidos y voraces, es un grito de personalidad. La corbata se hace presente, es llamativa, tienes flores, puntos, texturas, rayas, cuadros, monogramas y dibujos animados. Sin temor a equivocarme, puedo afirmar que existen corbatas de todo, con todo y para todos. Lo primero es separarlas en dos grandes clasificaciones: largas y de lazo o moño. Esta también ha sido versionada en sus tamaños, proporciones, volumen de las lazadas, terminaciones, materiales… el universo es el límite. También ha pasado de ser un artículo exclusivamente para caballeros. La mujeres que han versionado el traje del hombre, a veces, utilizan corbatas mas femeninas para aderezar su atuendo. Se ven poderosas, fuertes, seguras y sexys. Quiero repasar junto a ustedes, cómo vemos a la corbata en algunas situaciones.


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La corbata como regalo Es simplemente perfecta. No tiene talla por lo que le sirve a gordos, flacos, morenos, pelirrojos… ocupa poco espacio y es un obsequio serio que no compromete a nadie. Lo malo es que siempre viene envuelta igual. Por más empaquetado que esté, siempre sabremos que una corbata es una corbata y se elimina el factor sorpresa, pero siempre habrá una boda o un evento al que hay que asistir bien vestido y con traje formal.

La corbata en el trabajo La corbata transmite elegancia y formalidad. Un hombre con corbata se ve profesional, proyecta respeto, aunque en el fondo sea un abogado de maletín o mal esposo. Cuando vemos un hombre con corbata sabemos que está vestido para una ocasión especial o se dedica a un trabajo “serio”. Esos estigmas también han sido eliminados y reformulados con el tiempo, porque hoy los hombres mas ricos y poderosos del mundo se despo-

jaron de las ropas formales para llevar un estilo más relajado, llevando un jean y una t-shirt como indumentaria para trabajar, cerrar grandes negocios y reuniones importantes. Pero no olvidemos que algunas empresas aun exigen este código de vestimenta para sus ejecutivos o empleados.

La corbata como arma de seducción Si nos dedicamos a buscar contenido erótico, las primeras conejitas Playboy llevaban ropa interior, tacones altos, un cintillo con las codiciadas orejitas, prótesis de silicón y un corbatín rosado y muy femenino, casi aniñado a juego con la cola de conejo. El corbatín era un toque de elegancia que descontextualizaba la falta de ropa, el desnudo y la provocación. Por otra parte, en despedidas de solteras, los hombres que sirven los tragos y agasajan a la dama próxima a casarse, usan muy poca tela para cubrir sus partes nobles, pero siempre hay un

corbatín. El mismo de la conejita pero más grande, masculino y negro. La mente vuela con esta fantasía casi perversa pero elegante a la vez.

La corbata en los estudios En algunas universidades prestigiosas, el uniforme de hombres y mujeres incluye corbata como símbolo de respeto a la institución y a los maestros. Este modelo ha sido repicado en el cine, ¿recuerdan lo elegante y bien portado que se veía mi tocayo Harry Potter y sus amigos encorbatados mientras preparaban hechizos? Grandes firmas internacionales se han encargado de mantener la corbata como un artículo vigente y deseable. Las alargan, las comprimen, las anudan de diversas formas, pero sabemos que están ahí, combinadas magistralmente para crear la ilusión perfecta que todos, aunque lo neguemos rotundamente, queremos lograr. l

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TE PRESENTAMOS LA RED SOCIAL PARA EMPRESARIOS, UNA PLATAFORMA PARA LOS NEGOCIOS Y PARA EVALUAR Y CALIFICAR TU PRÓXIMO EMPLEO O POTENCIAR EL ALCANCE DE TU EMPRESA ompartimos algunos tips para utilizar este modelo digital, para ello, dividiremos el contenido en dos partes: LinkedIn negocios y LinkedIn empleo. Lo ideal es que te registres con tu correo habitual, así estarás alerta a la notificaciones y diversas oportunidades que ofrece este servicio. Te recomendamos que revises diariamente la pantalla de inicio de LinkedIn y navegues varios minutos para encontrar propuestas que se ajusten a tus propósitos.

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LinkedIn tiene dos tipos de cuentas: gratis y Premium. La diferencia es que la versión Premium permite conocer quién ha visto tu perfil, ofrece más resultados de búsquedas, puedes colgar presentaciones, ver estadísticas, estructurar campañas pagadas, entre otros beneficios. Sin embargo, esta opción es recomendada para usuarios que manejen relaciones públicas, ventas y competencias avanzadas de networking.

LinkedIn empleo Cuando crees el perfil asegúrate de ingresar toda tu información laboral. Anexa tus capacitaciones, diplomados, talleres, seminarios y cursos. Es importante que añadas tus últimos cuatro o cinco empleos, así generarás un perfil confiable y profesional. A través del buscador podrás encontrar vacantes ajustadas a tus preferencias laborales.

LinkedIn negocios Con esta opción podrás crear una página empresarial, grupos de interés o debates, entre otras alternativas. Con ella puedes contactar a otros empresarios, mantener un estatus continuo con clientes, publicar noticias en tu muro, generar información de ventas e, incluso, reclutar personal. Para este perfil empresarial, utiliza un correo corporativo y asigna a una

kPOR JULIO ROMANO | www.studiorm7.com.mx persona que mantenga activa la publicación de información y el contacto con proveedores. De hecho, el departamento de ventas puede utilizar este perfil para concretar negocios y ampliar la cartera de clientes. Al sumar contactos a tu perfil, LinkedIn creará una agenda para segmentar los seguidores por ciudad, empresa y otras secciones. Esto permitirá el orden en tus contactos. LinkedIn no es Facebook. Es una compleja herramienta de trabajo y, en esta era digital, es primordial para los negocios. Utilizarla de forma óptima garantiza el crecimiento de la calidad de tu empresa. Si deseas aprender más, escríbenos a info@studiorm7.com.mx. Recibirás información sobre nuestros cursos online vía Skype, y aprovecharás el máximo impulso del marketing digital, red o aplicación. l

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EL FUTURO AUTOMOTRIZ ES LUJOSO Y ELÉCTRICO. PRESENTAMOS UNA SOBRESALIENTE MÁQUINA QUE CONJUGA LA FINA ARTESANÍA CON LAS HABILIDADES MÁS CONTUNDENTES DE LA TECNOLOGÍA Y LA INGENIERÍA EVOLUTIVA

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Spanish l Auto Shanghái 2017 fue el escenario escogido por Bentley para presentar al mundo su nueva innovación: el EXP 12, un concepto que conjuga todo el refinamiento de la firma británica con las renovadas técnicas del lujo automotriz.

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“EXP 12 fue creado para demostrar que Bentley es la definición de los vehículos electrónicos, con la tecnología adecuada, materiales de alta calidad y altísimos niveles de calidad”, expresó Wolfgang Dürheimer, presidente y director ejecutivo de Bentley Motors. La marca enfocó todos sus esfuerzos en crear el auto del futuro. Una nave que satisfaga las necesidades de una movilidad de lujo pero, al mismo tiempo, con estándares que reduzcan el impacto ambiental, al tiempo que se desarrolla una economía energética. EXP 12 funciona a través de carga inductiva y es capaz de conducir de Londres a París o Milán a Mónaco con una sola carga. La experiencia de manejo se intensifica gracias a la vanguardista y distinguida cabina principal. Toda la consola central está elaborada en una sola pieza de vidrio elegantemente curvado y abarcada por una pantalla OLED de alta definición. Desde ahí, el usuario puede dominar los comandos de navegación, entretenimiento y climatización. Del mismo modo, la casa británica desarrolló el sistema Bentley Dynamic Drive que permite visualizar las operaciones de propulsión eléctrica del auto. Además, la palanca de cambios está recamada en exquisitos detalles en cobre. Mención aparte merece el diseño exterior. Esta máquina presenta una compleja geometría 3D y cuando el auto está en funcionamiento el logo 6e se ilumina en un impactante blanco perlado. Las superficies son musculosas, pero mantienen la aerodinámica del espíritu deportivo de Bentley. Los espejos retrovisores están inspirados en la forma escultural de los fuselajes de los aviones indetectables por radar. l

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

Nintendo Switch El sistema de juego portátil que te permite jugar lo que quieras, donde quieras. La diversión en tus manos. $435.90 www.newegg.com

Drone Phantom 4 Advanced

Captura imágenes nítidas y graba videos a grandes velocidades gracias al sensor CMOS de 20 megapíxeles. El sistema de vuelo autónomo le permite sortear obstáculos durante el vuelo. $1,349.99 www.bestbuy.com 270 SPANISH

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Altavoz con Bluetooth Ofrece sonidos 360° para una cobertura

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Nikon D5600

4.2MP Sensor CMOS de formato DX, procesador de imágenes EXPEED 4, 3.2 “Pantalla táctil Vari-Angle de 1.037k-Dot, grabación de vídeo Full HD 1080p a 60 fps, conectividad Wi-Fi incorporada, disparo continuo hasta 5 fps y sensor AF Multi-CAM 4800DX de 39 puntos. $899.00 www.42photo.com

Pulsera fitness para frecuencia cardíaca

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Balanceador personal con tecnología Ninebot Transporte personal con una velocidad máxima de 14 mph. Neumáticos 10.5 y motores de 800 vatios de alto rendimiento. Ligero, portátil, luces LED y un marco de aleación de magnesio de grado aeronáutico. $ 599.00 www.jet.com

Sistema de seguridad inalámbrica HD

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A TRAVÉS DE LA RESPIRACIÓN OBTENEMOS EL OXÍGENO NECESARIO PARA QUE NUESTRAS CÉLULAS SE LLENEN DE ENERGÍA Y ASÍ REALIZAR CORRECTAMENTE CUALQUIER ACTIVIDAD FÍSICA. COMPARTIMOS LAS TÉCNICAS ADECUADAS PARA CONTROLAR Y APROVECHAR EL APORTE DE OXÍGENO

espirar es un acto que realizamos desde el momento en que somos concebidos y, sin embargo, no reparamos en la importancia que realmente merece. Tener una buena técnica de respiración es la base para rendir de buena forma mientras hacemos ejercicio, ya que si no respiramos bien no recibiremos el oxígeno necesario y nuestro cuerpo comenzará a fallar.

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Durante el proceso de respiración, el aire entra en los pulmones donde se produce el intercambio gaseoso entre alvéolos y glóbulos rojos. Cuanto más entrenados estemos, más rápida será esta difusión. Es una de las adaptaciones fisiológicas que produce el entrenamiento en nuestro organismo. Cuando la sangre oxigenada llega al corazón, es bombeada para que se desplace a los órganos y músculos activos. Con el ejercicio, el músculo cardíaco aumenta su tamaño y capacidad, mejorando la eyección de sangre. Nuestros pulmones se llenan y vacían de aire como consecuencia del movimiento de los músculos que están a su alrededor. Se trata de respirar largo y profundo, usando la amplitud de los pulmones y exhalando completamente. Cuando practicamos una disciplina no nos concentramos en la respiración, sino en las acciones que llevamos a cabo. Es importante comenzar a controlar nuestra forma de respirar y saber cuándo es el momento preciso para tomar aire y expulsarlo. MAYO / JUNIO 2017 SPANISH

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Spanish Tenemos dos vías de obtención de oxígeno: la nariz y la boca. Lo ideal es absorber el aire a través de la nariz, pues entrará depurado al organismo, y expulsarlo por la boca. Cuando estamos ejercitándonos, debemos inspirar fuertemente por la nariz y llenar los pulmones. La expulsión de dióxido de carbono debe hacerse poco a poco y siempre por la boca. De esta manera aumentaremos el rendimiento de nuestro cuerpo.

¿La capacidad pulmonar influye en el proceso de la respiración? La capacidad pulmonar es innata. Es decir, no se puede incrementar el espacio de los pulmones, pero sí su eficiencia en la respiración, ejercitando los músculos respiratorios, principalmente el diafragma. Muchas personas respiran usando el pecho y haciendo inspiraciones poco profundas. Si no se usa el diafragma (encargado de expandir y contraer las costillas) los pulmones no se llenarán de oxígeno.

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Tipos de respiración Existen muchas formas de respirar, pero hablaremos de las dos más importantes: la respiración intercostal o pulmonar, y la diafragmática o abdominal. La respiración intercostal involucra los músculos intercostales externos y se identifica por el movimiento del tórax que al inspirar se mueve hacia arriba y afuera, mientras que al expirar se mueve hacia adentro y abajo. En la respiración diafragmática, el abdomen se hincha al inspirar, llenando de aire la zona baja de los pulmones. Durante el proceso, es esencial inspirar y expirar por la nariz y mantener relajada la musculatura abdominal. Se puede practicar tumbado de espaldas y colocando una mano en el ombligo para seguir el ritmo de la respiración. El diafragma es la membrana que separa los pulmones del estómago. Cuando respiramos, los pulmones se


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llenan de aire empujando el diafragma hacia abajo y el abdomen hacia afuera. En la exhalación el abdomen regresa a su lugar de una forma natural (sin ser empujado).

¿Cómo respiro durante los estiramientos? En los estiramientos inhalamos por la boca y espiramos por la nariz. La entrada de aire será relativamente rápida y la salida más calmada. En calentamientos de movilidad hay que sacar aire cada vez que lleguemos al extremo de una repetición. Por ejemplo, en el tope de una rotación de columna, debemos espirar.

¿Cómo respiro en las diversas actividades deportivas?

En actividades aeróbicas continuas y prolongadas, como por ejemplo el running, debe mantenerse una respiración combinada entre intercostal y diafragmática, utilizando la nariz como acceso de aire siempre que sea suficiente y no nos resulte muy complicado. Así nos aseguramos de que el aire llegue a los pulmones, filtrado, humedecido, y con una temperatura más adecuada. En actividades anaeróbicas como musculación (excepto en ejercicios multiarticulares pesados), en principio, debemos sincronizar la exhalación con la fase concéntrica del movimiento, espirando pasado el punto de máximo esfuerzo de dicha fase, e inspirar al hacer la excéntrica. Si respiramos antes, se pierde la tensión abdominal. En los ejercicios multiarticulares pesados (pesos muertos, sentadillas, press militar) lo ideal es realizar la maniobra de Valsalva, que consiste en inspirar con el diafragma y mantener la respiración hasta pasar el punto máximo de esfuerzo. Hay quienes hacen varias repeticiones seguidas para no perder la tensión abdominal, aunque lo recomendable es practicar esta técnica durante un par de segundos (una repetición). La zona abdominal adquiere una gran tensión conocida como IAP o presión intraabdominal. Esa compresión salvaguarda la columna durante el ejercicio, y hace que todo el torso se comporte como un bloque sólido. Tras realizar una repetición, es peligroso soltar todo el aire al llegar a la posición de bloqueo de una sentadilla, ya que nuestra columna soportará todo el peso sin que la presión intraabdominal la respalde.

La maniobra de Valsalva debe estar reservada solo para personas entrenadas, y sin contraindicaciones cardíacas, porque durante su ejecución se produce una disminución del flujo del retorno venoso, pudiendo causar mareos. Esto es lo que dice el profesor Verkhoshansky y el doctor Stiff: “Muchos médicos afirman que nunca se debería mantener la respiración cuando se entrena con pesas. Este mensaje, aunque es bien intencionado, no es correcto y puede dar lugar a lesiones serias. La maniobra de Valsalva incrementa la presión en el abdomen, soportando la columna vertebral. Sin esta maniobra, es la columna vertebral, en particular los discos intervertebrales y los ligamentos, los que sufren grandes presiones. Prolongar manteniendo la respiración más de unos pocos segundos, causa un dramático incremento en la presión sanguínea, seguido por una repentina caída de la presión tras la exhalación, así que no es aconsejable para cualquiera, sobre todo para sujetos mayores y aquellos con enfermedades cardiovasculares”. En su lugar, se puede emplear una versión más suave conocida como Power Breathing, y que consiste en soltar una mínima cantidad de aire al exhalar, como si fuéramos a silbar.

La respiración en el yoga En esta disciplina la respiración facilita la concentración y la relajación, además, es una puerta de acceso a la purificación del cuerpo y la mente. En el yoga, el control de la respiración se denomina Pranayama. Aquí todo el proceso de respiración se realiza por la nariz, tanto inhalar, como exhalar (lo cual es más raro, porque tendemos a exhalar por la boca). ¿Por qué? Para poder filtrar el aire y sus bacterias a través del vello de la nariz.

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El aire se humedece por las sustancias segregadas por las mucosas. Adecuar la temperatura del aire a la del cuerpo, pues el aire se calienta en la nariz por ser una zona muy vascularizada.

¿Respiro por la nariz o por la boca? Es más sano respirar por la nariz. El aire que se inspira por la nariz, pasa por el filtro de la rinofaringe, que calienta y humedece la respiración, retiene el polvo y purifica el aire; mientras que el oxígeno que entra por la boca va directo a los pulmones. Lo que pasa es que llega un momento en que necesitamos mucho aire y no puede ser suministrado solo por la nariz, y necesitamos abrir la boca, tanto para la entrada como para la salida de aire.

¿Se puede entrenar y mejorar el proceso de la respiración? ¡Sí! Te proponemos un ejercicio creado por el profesor Zatsiorsky para optimizar la eficacia del funcionamiento abdominal durante la respiración: Tras inhalar aire con normalidad, contrae los abdominales, manteniendo la glotis cerrada y el esfínter

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anal contraído (para incrementar la presión interna). Exhala aire con fuerza en 3-5 segundos. Apretar los puños te ayudará a mantener las zonas indicadas en tensión. Realiza tres series de 10 repeticiones todos los días. Otro ejercicio muy fácil es inflar un globo con soplidos cortos, fuertes y seguidos. De esta manera trabajamos la musculatura respiratoria (abdominales, intercostales y diafragma). Es una práctica recomendada para personas con afecciones pulmonares (bronquitis o asma). Respecto a las famosas tiras nasales, que se empleaban para abrir las aletas de la nariz y permitir el máximo flujo de entrada de aire, la revista Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise demostró que no mejoraban el rendimiento de los atletas. Por medio de estas reglas básicas y sencillas, conseguirás aumentar tu potencia y maximizar los efectos de cualquier ejercicio. Recuerda que tu cuerpo funcionará mejor al estar más oxigenado. l Fuentes • Pavel Tsaoutsuline: “Power to the people”, pág. 64 • Medicine & Science • Vida Sana


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• Para los amantes del boxeo cómodos guantes para la practica de esta especialidad • Material Poliuretano $36.98 www.athleteshop.com

4 Masajeador de pies

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5 Pantalones de compresión Flex para hombres

• Con tecnología Champion Vapor elimina el sudor de la piel para una comodidad más fresca y más seca. y fabricado con 84% poliéster / 16% spandex $10.99 www.champion.com

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• Pequeño y cómodo masajeador. Ofrece un masaje profundo o superficial del cuello y la espalda. • Aplicaciones sencillas, funcionales y mejora la circulación y afloja los músculos $4.63 www.athleteshop.com

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• 80% algodón / 20% poliéster, tela de lana de 240 g • Ajuste delgado y contorneado • Cremallera, capucha ajustable con cordón $65.00 www.roguefitness.com

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MÉDICO SEXÓLOGO | www.solterosdrsira.com/

ola Dr. Sira, tengo problemas con mi pareja debido a que no logramos entendernos en la intimidad. Tenemos 16 años de matrimonio y esto va de mal en peor. Soy una mujer muy fogosa en lo que al sexo se refiere. Mi esposo tiene 44 años y no despierta en mí la llama de la pasión que haga feliz nuestra relación como pareja. Siempre va a lo básico: besos, caricias sin ternura hasta llegar al coito y ya. Es decir, busca la penetración sin calentamiento previo, que es lo que siempre le pido. Debido a esto, no lubrico cuando vamos a tener relaciones sexuales. Él siempre ha sido así y ya no sé cómo pedirle las cosas que me gustan.

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Yenni, 38 años, Caracas. Estimada Yenni, debería ser sencillo hablar de sexo con tu marido luego de cierto tiempo de intimidad, pero en algunos casos no se da por pena de uno o de los dos miembros de la pareja. Si tú eres abierta en la sexualidad probablemente no te cueste exponer tus puntos e ideas con tu esposo, y a pesar de que no te

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preste atención en las primeras de cambio, lograrás lo que quieres al abordar en distintas oportunidades el tema. Si eres de las mujeres que les cuesta comunicarse con su pareja en todos los aspectos, incluso en la sexualidad, entonces te vas a sentir incomoda al tratar este tema y la cosa se agravara si tu pareja te elude todo el tiempo. Para lograr una apertura con tu pareja debes hablar lo más natural y espontanea posible; procura ser amigable y no agresiva. Utilizar astucia e inteligencia se hace necesario cuando el hombre no acepta sugerencias ni opiniones. Para hablar de sexo debes buscar un momento en el que ninguno de los dos se pueda distraer, puede ser en tu cuarto, en el balcón, en la sala con la televisión apagada y si tienen niños, cuando estos estén durmiendo. La forma como vas a manifestar lo que deseas debe incluir un “me gustaría” en vez de “quiero” o “te exijo”. Recuerda utilizar tu inteligencia sin imponer las cosas, pero haciendo sugerencias atractivas para ambos. Lo más importante es lograr esa conversación, que se entiendan claramente y llegar a un acuerdo de cómo van a funcionar en el futuro en cuanto a su intimidad. l Para que el Dr. Miguel Sira responda tus preguntas a través de esta columna, contáctalo por: | www.facebook.com/miguelsirav | www.twitter.com/drmiguelsira | miguelsirav@hotmail.com


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TERAPEUTA SISTÉMICO EN CONSTELACIONES FAMILIARES | www.giuseppepaladino.com ivir es un compromiso. Cada quien tiene la capacidad de responder a lo que quiere ser y hacer. Muchas veces aceptamos trabajos o relaciones sin reconocer las consecuencias de no cumplir con ellas y, en ese momento, evitamos asumir la responsabilidad de las obligaciones, nos volvemos irresponsables y culpamos a los demás (pareja, hijos, compañeros, jefes, amigos) y a otros factores externos (país, transporte, gobierno, clima) de nuestros incumplimientos. Debemos estar claros de nuestros deberes personales, familiares y sociales.

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SOLO TÚ PUEDES FORMAR TU FELICIDAD, BIENESTAR Y ÉXITOS. ERES EL CREADOR DE TU PROPIA EXISTENCIA Y ERES RESPONSABLE DE LO QUE HAGAS Y LO QUE OCURRA CON ELLA

Vivir es un compromiso. Cada quien tiene la capacidad de responder a lo que quiere ser y hacer. Debemos estar claros de nuestros deberes personales, familiares y sociales.

Cuando llegan nuevos proyectos de vida, es importante conocer sus responsabilidades. En un trabajo debemos atender diversas funciones, horarios y competencias; cuando descargamos una aplicación en la computadora o móvil debemos aceptar los términos de licencia; cuando nos casamos firmamos un acta de compromiso y así montones de ejemplos. No corresponder estos convenios nos hace responsables de las consecuencias que acarrean. Debemos ser sensatos con nuestros pensamientos, intenciones, éxitos y fracasos. Conoce y aprende los compromisos de tus tareas. Emprender algo nuevo requiere aprendizaje, experiencia, seriedad y madurez. Evita estancarte en los compromisos o proyectos que no dieron sus frutos. Si estás en esta situación, observa y transforma lo que te duele y no te hace progresar. Solo a través de la acción podemos iluminar nuestros cuartos oscuros, evolucionar y desarrollar nuevos espacios en nuestros ámbitos personales. Recordemos un pensamiento de Jorge Bucay, terapeuta gestáltico y escritor argentino: “El verdadero buscador crece y aprende, y descubre que siempre es el principal responsable de lo que sucede”. l MAYO / JUNIO 2017 SPANISH

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Teen FRESH WAYS TO ENJOY

Pizza Night AND MAKE

A BALANCED MEAL

You know a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables is best for your health, but achieving that can be a challenge given everything you have to accomplish in a day.

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aily meal planning doesn’t have to be such a chore if you turn to your freezer for a little help. In fact, starting with frozen prepared foods as the foundation of your dinner plate and adding side dishes with fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains and/or lowfat dairy can make it possible to serve a balanced meal that is quick and tasty. And that works for pizza night, too! “Eating a balanced meal doesn’t mean you have to give up favorite foods like pizza,” says Bobby Parrish, Food Network personality and

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Today contributor. “It just means you need to be mindful of portion sizes and balance out your plate with a nutritious side dish of fresh vegetables, fruit and whole grains.” Research shows that Americans struggle with meeting recommended

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dietary guidelines. In fact, nine out of 10 people don’t get the daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say. A simple way to improve the mix of foods you’re eating is by supplementing something you already


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HEALTH & WELLNESS enjoy — like pizza — with side dishes made up of other food groups. Nestlé USA’s Balance Your Plate educational program aims to help you put together delicious and nutritious meals that incorporate both frozen and fresh foods. The website www.nestleusa.com/balance provides information, tips and recipes to help consumers create easy, balanced meals that meet dietary guidelines. By choosing your favorite frozen dishes, like pizza, as the foundation of your meal, you can build a more balanced plate with these tips:

Make at least half your plate fruits and vegetables. For example, if you have a slice of cheese pizza, pair it with a fresh salad or your favorite vegetable side dish.

Figure out your portion by looking at the recommended Serving Size in the Nutrition Facts label. Here’s an easy idea for pizza portions: picture your hand as a pizza slice and plan to enjoy one or two hands’ worth.

Don’t be afraid to mix vegetables right into or on top of your pizza. For example, top cheese pizza with fresh tomato and basil after it comes out of the oven.

Bagged salad greens, spinach or salad kits are a great, speedy way to add greens to your plate. Parrish, who partnered with DiGiorno to create original side dish recipes, offers these two nutritious and tasty salad recipes to pair with your favorite pizza to create a more balanced meal:

Quinoa and Grapefruit Herb Salad

Shaved Apple and Romaine Crunch Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups of cooked quinoa 1 grapefruit 2 tablespoons pistachios, chopped and roasted (optional) 1-2 small carrots, grated 1 tablespoon each of fresh parsley and dill, chopped Zest of 1 lemon Juice of half a lemon 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Couple cracks of black pepper 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Ingredients: 2 hearts of romaine lettuce 1 sweet apple, like gala or pink lady 2 tablespoons raisins 1 tablespoon fresh chives, sliced 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Directions: Bring 1 3/4 cups of water to a boil and add 1/2 a teaspoon of salt. Add 3/4 cups of raw quinoa. Stir well, reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 20 minutes. Check the quinoa; the water should be absorbed and the grain should be fluffy. If the quinoa has not unraveled, add another 1/4 cup of water and cook until the water evaporates and the quinoa looks cooked. Fluff with a fork and allow to cool for up to two hours, or you can make ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. Place the cooked, cooled quinoa in a large bowl. Using a knife, cut away all the skin from the grapefruit and cut all segments directly into the bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Check for taste; you may need to add more lemon juice. The salad will keep in the refrigerator for up to three days.

For the salad dressing: 3 tablespoons tahini 2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika Zest and juice of half a lemon 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Couple cracks of black pepper 2-4 tablespoons water Directions: Use a slicer or mandoline to thinly slice the apple. Place the slices in a large bowl and squeeze some lemon juice over the slices to prevent them from turning brown. Slice the romaine thinly and add it to the bowl along with the remaining salad ingredients. Set aside.For the dressing, add everything but the water to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Add enough water to loosen the dressing so it’s able to be poured. Check for seasoning; you may need a little more salt or lemon juice. Keep the dressing and salad in the fridge until ready to serve. Right before you dress the salad, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and a couple cracks of pepper to the romaine mixture. Toss the salad with just enough dressing to coat everything, making sure not to over-dress the salad. Once the salad is dressed, it must be eaten and cannot be stored in the fridge. For more recipes, information and meal ideas, visit www.nestleusa.com/balance. (BPT) l

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ut first, you’ve gotta land that internship. Applying to be an intern can be a daunting task, but if you prepare well in advance, it’ll be a breeze. Here are some tips on how to prepare for “internship hunting season”.

Write your resume, refine it, and refine it again. Resume templates are easily accessible online. Generally, you will create about three to four sections that list your education, experience, training, awards, and other relevant topics. Your goal is to showcase what you’ve got. Now keep in mind that that doesn’t necessarily mean putting everything you have ever done on your resume. If you have extensive experience, choose the top examples and use only those, for the sake of brevity. Your resume should not be more than one page long. Other than that, it’s mostly up to you. Choose words that convey your personality, and make sure to present your strongest traits. After you finish, hand it over to a teacher - or, if you’re brave or have connections, pass it to someone in your prospective field - and ask for feedback. Once you’ve passed it through a few “editors,” you’ve got your resume ready to go.

Start looking for those internships. Keep a written list of everything you are interested in. Take note of the details of each one, especially if the listing implies what they are looking for in a future intern. There are many ways to find internship opportunities. You can find them online through a standard search engine, or through a website that specifically connects job hunters with

opportunities. But don’t forget to reach out to the people around you! Teachers, family friends, friends of friends - ask them all. Chances are, you’ve got connections to someone who would be able to point you in the right direction, and possibly recommend you.

Prepare for an interview.

Your interview could be your “make it or break it,” so make sure you make it. The key to doing that is dressing professionally and having answers that you are confident in. Practice answering questions; common interview questions can be found online. Just to get you started, here are some examples: “What are your greatest professional strengths?” “How would you describe yourself in three words?” “What are you looking to gain from this position?” Make sure you clarify your goals and express why this internship is the perfect one for you… and why you’re the perfect one for it.

Ask for follow-up info. Do this at the end of the interview. Ask when you can expect to be notified of their decision. If you don’t hear back for a while, send a follow-up. Don’t be modest about it and shy away from following up. These people have many things on their to-do list and sometimes really do let things slip by without intending it. A polite inquiry would do you more good than bad.

Chances are you’re getting to the age where you’re thinking about taking on a summer job or internship. Internships are crucial to your resume and to gaining knowledge in your field of interest. Of course, it seems like a boring way to spend your summer, but if you truly are pursuing what you find interest in, you will find it rewarding and exciting.

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inancial planning should ideally begin several years before college applications are even due. But no matter what financial preparation your family has done, everyone planning to attend college should take these concrete measures during senior year of high school.

Seek Federal Aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The FAFSA is your first step to securing financial aid for college, including federal student loans, and most state and institutional aid. Unfortunately, many students don’t realize they are eligible for such aid, leaving tons of money (and potential educational opportunities) on the table. To complete the FAFSA, visit fafsa.ed.gov.

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Search for Scholarships.

Because scholarship money typically does not have to be repaid, it’s important to secure as much of it as possible. Begin your search using online scholarship databases, such as TuitionFundingSources.com, and meet with your school counselor to discuss other available scholarship opportunities. Micro-

scholarships are another option to consider. Check out sites like raise.me to learn more about how you can earn scholarship money for your high school achievements.

Understand Family Finances.

Now is the time to have some important family discussions. Parents should set expectations about money with their students, letting them know

what, if any, portion of college expenses they plan to pay. Students should find out if any funds have been set aside for their education, as well as what their responsibilities will entail -- whether that involves holding down a part-time job or maintaining a particular grade point average.

Consider Private Loans.

After exhausting grants, scholarships and other aid options that don’t require paying interest, private loans may be worth some consideration and can, in some cases expand your educational opportunities as a college-bound student. “It’s important to keep in mind that there are often many unanticipated expenses associated with the college years -- from taking an extra course to paying for materials and technology to spending a term studying abroad,” says John Rasmussen, head of Wells Fargo’s private student lending business, who cautions against a cavalier attitude where loans are concerned. “Whether you take out a private student loan or leverage other financial products to pay for miscellaneous expenses, it’s important to understand the terms of repayment.” More tips, as well as free college planning resources, can be found at blogs.wf.com/collegeplanning. Don’t leave the future uncertain. If you are college-bound, plan ahead to ensure that you can meet the costs of your education. (StatePoint) l

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College Scholarship

If you are college-bound or already enrolled, experts say it’s worth investing the time to investigate scholarship opportunities - even if you think you may not be eligible for most opportunities.

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ccording to a recent study, more than a third of college costs in the U.S. were covered by scholarships and grants in the 20152016 academic year.

the perils of texting when driving? There’s a scholarship for that too,” says Holler. With this in mind, Holler and the experts at Sallie Mae are offering the following scholarship tips.

“Scholarship money doesn’t have to be paid back, and it can significantly reduce Be thorough. Don’t overlook smaller out-of-pocket college costs for families,” scholarships. Even a few hundred dollars can says Martha Holler, senior vice president help offset the cost of textbooks and supplies. at Sallie Mae, who also points out that scholarships are not just for star football Be proactive. Apply for scholarships players and valedictorians. every year. Approximately 50 percent of available scholarships are for students From scholarships for dart players already enrolled in college. and vegetarians to filmmakers and those fluent in Klingon, available Be diligent. Pay attention to details. awards run the gamut and extend Follow instructions and proofread carefully. well beyond academics or athletics to a wide range of activities, interests, Be careful. Never pay for scholarships and affiliations. or for scholarship searches. School counselors and school financial aid offices “Have a passion for designing greeting can recommend reputable options. One cards? There’s a scholarship for that! such site is Scholarship Search by Sallie Interested in helping people understand Mae, a free scholarship search tool that is

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electronically, use certified mail. Stay organized and ahead of deadlines by using automated calendar alerts. For more scholarship tips, visit SallieMae.com/ScholarshipSearch. College scholarships come in all shapes and sizes and billions of dollars are awarded each year. By applying to all the scholarships for which you are eligible, you can be sure you are not passing up any opportunity to reduce your potential debt down the line. (StatePoint) l

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Cut through the chaos with expert tips for understanding college financial aid letters.

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hether you’re a high school senior or an adult looking to change careers, a college degree can be the key to a bright future. As acceptance letters arrive in the mail, another important document is not far behind: financial aid letters. ”College is a major investment, and many people require financial assistance to pay for it,” says Harlan Cohen, New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Naked Financial Minute. “It’s vital to understand financial aid so you can make informed choices and avoid surprises in the future.” The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2016–2017 school year is $33,480 at private colleges, $9,650 for state residents at public colleges, and $24,930 for out-ofstate residents attending public universities, according to the College Board.

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In order to find out what aid you qualify for, you should start by filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). After your information is processed, and you’ve applied to the colleges of your choice, you’ll receive financial aid award letters in the mail with the results from each school where you were accepted. Not all financial aid letters are the same, so deciphering and comparing them can be confusing. To help get you started, the experts at College Ave Student Loans share tips and tricks for how to easily understand your financial aid letter.

Look carefully at symbols and terms: College award letters may use different wording and abbreviations. For instance, rather than spelling out the word “loan” you could see “L” or “LN”. You might also see “net price” and “net cost.” Look carefully at how each school calculates these amounts. Some schools will subtract loan amounts from these figures. Just remember that loans need to be paid back, usually with interest; loans can help you spread the cost of college over time, but they don’t eliminate the expense.

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Know the difference between gift aid and loans: Gift aid is money that is awarded to qualifying students that isn’t expected to be paid back. Gift aid includes things like scholarships, grants, and housing or tuition waivers. Not all applicants will qualify for gift aid, but most will be eligible for federal loans. As a general rule, you should expect that you’ll need to pay loans back, usually with interest.

Be aware of the impact of outside scholarships: If a student is awarded a private scholarship, the financial aid letter may list its effect on the amount of money offered by the school or in federal aid because the student’s financial need has already been partially covered. This could impact gift aid, loan amounts, or both.

Keep an eye out for work-study offers: If you indicated an interest during the FAFSA application, your financial aid letter may list approval for a work-study job that provides money toward your studies and fits with


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your class schedule. The money you earn is typically applied directly to your school expenses.

Understand your expected family contribution (EFC): Depending on your personal circumstances, there may be a line item for expected family contribution. This is the amount of money your family is expected to contribute toward your college education based on their tax and savings information. This will impact your overall award package.

Think about additional costs: Your financial aid letter may not include all of the costs associated with going to school. Think beyond tuition and make sure you have an idea of what you’ll be spending on housing, food, transportation, books, supplies, additional fees, and other living expenses. If you find the amount of financial aid provided isn’t enough (including the amount offered in federal loans), families may want to research and explore private student loans as an option to cover the

additional expenses. Look for competitive interest rates and flexible repayment options that match your budget. College Ave Student Loans also offers a calculator that showcases how much families can save with various loan options at www.collegeavestudentloans.com. Finally, if you’re still unclear about the terms and conditions of any college award letter, it’s important to reach out to the school to ask for clarification or discuss your options. You don’t want to leave any money on the table. (BPT) l

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Weingart FOR HER, WHAT MATTERS MOST IS LOVE, FAMILY, HARD WORK, AND GIVING BACK kINTERVIEW CONDUCTED AND WRITTEN BY WILLIAM JACKSON, CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER OF TEEN INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ISABELLE RUEN / @ISABELLERUEN REPRESENTED BY CLAIRE ARNAUD-AUBOUR & SPLASHPR AGENCY @SPLASHPRCLAIRE MODEL MONIQUE WEINGART @MONIQUEVICTORIA HMUA BETH ANN RITTER DIGITAL TECH / PHOTO ASST DON ALLEN LOCATION HÉRITAGE FINE WINES’ ROOFTOP, BEVERLY HILLS / @HERITAGEFINEWINES

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Teen Monique Weingart, the former star of America’s Next Top Model (ANTM), has been working diligent to maintain her positive focus and healthy lifestyle.

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er thrilling journey since gaining popularity on the ANTM has kept her busy and in a constant mode of learning. But, she wouldn’t change a thing. We caught up recently with the leggy brunette and she shared with us pearls of wisdom on how she strives to live her best life and what matters most in her life. Teen InFluential: How many years has it been since your season of Americas Next Top Model (ANTM) aired and how has your career evolved since? Monique Weingart: I can’t believe it’s been six years already since the show. So much has happened since then, it’s been an amazing ride and I’ve learned so much. Teen: How have you changed personally since the show? Monique: I was nineteen when I was cast in the show and just turned twenty six. While I had been an active Ford model as a young child and exposed early on to the fashion world, I was still relatively sheltered living in a small mid-western village. I’d say I’ve changed the most in my eating habits, what I consume and just a healthier lifestyle in general. I make time to get into headstand to meditate every single day. It has helped me stay balanced greatly and I’m grateful to have found yoga/veganism.

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Teen: So tell us about your journey since ANTM. Monique: My experiences living on the east and west coasts and traveling all over the world have exceeded my expectations. I’ve had so many wonderful enriching experiences of which to be grateful for. Living recently in New York City has been a great challenge for my modeling career and very different than living in Los Angeles. I am embracing the competition and staying balanced between all the chaos in this city. Teen: How would you advise a young model starting out today? How could they benefit from your experience? Monique: Well you know we all have to learn by our mistakes and the new models will learn their own lessons, but I’d say modeling, while glamorous, involves much work. It’s a business so it’s important not to let distractions side track the need to exercise daily, get eight hours of sleep, eat healthy and work hard whenever possible. Teen: What do you do to stay so fit? You look in amazing shape and seem to exude such a healthy glow. Can you share your secret? Monique: About three years ago I stopped eating animals and dairy and while I occasionally eat fish, I eat very

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clean and put no processed foods or chemicals in my body. It’s made an amazing difference.I dropped quite a bit of weight from when I did ANTM and have never been more fit or have had more energy. I practice hot yoga regularly and am a certified instructor. I also run whenever I can with my Siberian Husky Clover who runs like the wind, she really keeps me in shape. Teen: What are your career goals at this point in your life? Monique: I’m blessed to have many offers that come consistently my way and I still love runway and my recent shoots have been my best so far, so I’m still growing in my craft and love to work. But, I have combined recently my love for modeling with my passion for teaching and mentoring young girls just starting out and I’ve been teaching all aspects of modeling. Teen: That sounds amazing Monique, a great balance of health, giving back and still growing as a model. Monique: I’ve learned much during the past 26 years, but all in all, it’s been a dream. I thank my family for instilling in me the right values and never letting me lose perspective on what matters most: love, family, hard work and giving back whenever possible. l

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Sephora,com Your makeup will not budge with Smashbox primers! This translucent primer instantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores while locking in your makeup. It smooths skin and blurs flaws-for makeup that looks better and lasts longer.

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Sephora.com Encapsulated in a ’50s French-inspired Bijou box – traditionally meant to house loose powders, is a new-generation highlighting luminous powder. The powder is evenly dispersed among rose petals inside the Bijou box. Use the Kabuki brush to pick up the perfect amount of formula for a perfect, even glow.

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online retailers also offer online gift cards to help you find a present fast -- no matter his or her personal sense of style or interests.

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A subscription service is a gift that keeps on giving all year long. In this regard, you can think beyond magazine subscriptions these days. “Subscription boxes,” which offer great products on a monthly basis, are an on-trend and fun gift that can be purchased in an instant. Themes for boxes are as eclectic as your gift recipients themselves and include books, socks, healthful snacks and beauty products.

There is good news. You don’t need to break the bank on a day-long shopping excursion in order to find great items. Consider simple gifts that create that special feeling of home, such as American Home by Yankee Candle. The line features several candles with different fragrances for under $20. Jars, tumblers, tea lights and wax cubes all make warm, thoughtful gifts and are available at the grocery stores, drug stores and big box stores you visit every day, so you can shop conveniently. Visit YCamericanhome.com to learn more.

Go Gift Cards Crunched for time? Not exactly sure what a friend or family member wants or needs? Opt for a gift card that you can easily email or print out and put into a card. Many thirdparty gift card aggregators exist online, where you can quickly dash to a website and complete your transaction. Large

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Wrap Smart Having extra materials for quick gift wrapping just makes sense. Stay organized with a designated gift wrapping station that features greeting cards, tape, scissors, ribbon, wrapping paper, gift bags and tags. Gift bags and a bit of tissue paper can make a last minute gift go from flat to festive in moments, so stock up on these items in a variety of sizes so you are always ready to wrap. Don’t get stressed about last minute gifting. Having a few great go-to ideas means never disappointing. (StatePoint) l

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5TipstoHelpTeens MASTER THEIR MONEY For most teens, high school is an exciting time, one that offers the opportunity to set their own path and make some of their own decisions. However, with this added independence comes additional responsibility, especially regarding money.

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oday teens are spending $260 billion a year in the U.S., yet only 17 states require completion of at least one financial literary course for high school graduation. “So many teens don’t realize how important saving is,” says Angel Carter, an Atlanta teen who was selected by Boys & Girls Clubs of America to serve as national ambassador for its financial education program called Money Matters: Make it Count, created in collaboration with Charles Schwab Foundation. “They don’t understand the importance of saving for their future needs and tracking or prioritizing their purchases.” Taking part in this program had a profound impact on Carter, along with more than 725,000 other Club teens who have completed Money Matters. And to share what she learned, Carter offers a few tips to help others manage their money.

There’s no such thing as “too young” or “too much.” Because of the way compound interest works, the earlier you begin to save, the less of a burden it is. For example, regularly saving 10 percent of your income is a good savings goal if you’re in your 20s or younger; however, if you wait until your 30s to start saving, that number increases to 20 percent in order to reach the same long-term goal. And if you wait till your 40s, it goes up to 30 percent. So it’s better to start putting money away as early as possible. Talk to your parents or another adult you trust about setting up a savings account, and how much you should regularly set aside.

Recognize needs vs. wants. Being smart about money doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life, or do fun things with your hard-earned cash; but it does mean you need to plan for them. An easy rule of thumb is to figure out how much you need to set aside in order to meet your expenses, including savings, every month. Anything left over is for having fun. It might seem contradictory, but knowing ahead of time how much spending money you have available helps you know when you can comfortably say “yes,” and when you’re better off passing on an event or an impulse purchase. Know where your money goes. It may not be particularly fun, but tracking where and how you spend money is just one of those healthy habits that’s good for you, like eating spinach and exercising. You can record this information with a notebook or an app, but just remember to log your purchases, including all those “small” ones. Being aware of every dollar you spend will help you understand yourself and your spending habits — and can help you find ways to reduce your spending and save even more.

Credit is like social media. You know how parents and teachers are always telling you to watch what you post on social media channels, because someday you’re going to have to apply for a job? Good credit is to your future purchasing what a clean social media history is to job applications: it takes time and

commitment to build, and only moments to lose. A good credit score and a history of responsible spending give you options, which is priceless when you want to buy or lease a car, or apply for an apartment or even buy a house later on. How do you build good credit? Manage your checking account carefully, always pay your bills on time, and if you do choose to get a credit card, never charge more than you can afford to pay off in full every month.

Keep it real. In today’s economy, managing money responsibly is a tall order, but it is possible, especially if you take control! Think about the kind of lifestyle you want to live, and figure out how much it takes to support yourself in those circumstances. Once you’ve done that, it’s simply a matter of solving for “x.” One good way to be astute about finances is to look for a financial education program geared for teens, one that covers budgeting, goal setting, and planning for the future. Some programs, like Money Matters, even offer virtual reality games to practice for the real world without real-life risk. These tips are just a few Carter learned through the Money Matters program at her local Boys & Girls Club. A new component of the program, the digital game $ky, is now available to all teens. The game challenges teens to navigate financial decisions in a fresh, fun way that will keep them thinking prudently about their finances in the months and years ahead. (BPT) l

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4TipsforHelping For pet owners, their dogs, cats and other pets play an important role in bringing added happiness to their lives. As not every dog and cat is as fortunate, you may be looking for ways to give back and help pets in need.

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s many as 6-8 million pets enter shelters every year across North America, according to The Humane Society of the United States. There are numerous ways you can help homeless pets and give back, starting with these tips.

opportunities at shelters and rescue organizations, from office duties and community outreach and education to training, feeding and socializing, so people with every skillset are often able to lend a hand.

Volunteer at Your Local Animal Welfare Organization

Items such as food, cat litter, cleaning supplies and blankets are almost always in demand at animal shelters and rescues. While pets await adoption, they need access to food, making pet food a significant operating expense for animal welfare organizations. Through PetSmartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Buy a Bag, Give a Meal program, for every bag of dog

Almost every community has at least one animal shelter or rescue group that needs help. A simple internet search is a good place to start, or ask your veterinarian for recommendations on local organizations that assist pets in need. There are a variety of volunteer

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LIFESTYLE or cat food purchased online and at its more than 1,500 stores across North America through the end of the year, the leading pet specialty retailer will donate a meal to a pet in need served by animal welfare organizations and food banks. “To celebrate 30 years of commitment to helping pets in need, and as a trusted partner to pet parents everywhere, we want to celebrate by giving back even more,” said Eran Cohen, chief customer experience officer at PetSmart. “Throughout 2017, every time pet parents purchase any bag of dog or cat food in our stores or online, they can rest assured they are also helping feed pets in need. When their pets eat, pets in need eat, too.”

Foster or Adopt a Pet

Take Care of Pets at Home

As many animal welfare organizations have dogs or cats not suited for living in a shelter atmosphere, fostering a pet in your home is a simple way to give back without the long-term commitment of pet ownership. These pets may be older and in need of a quiet environment or need space to recover from a recent surgery. Of course, if you’re ready for a new pet, your local shelter or rescue organization may have the perfect one waiting for you. Adopting from a rescue or shelter can not only save that pet, but also open a spot in the facility and potentially save another animal as well.

One of the most important things you can do for pets in need is simply not become part of the problem. Be ready for the responsibility before adopting a pet and know that having a pet requires a longterm commitment. Be sure to keep pets fed, watered, groomed and vaccinated, and have your pet spayed or neutered to help avoid pet overpopulation. Pets give so much to their owners; pay it forward by being a responsible pet parent and giving back to animals in need in your community when possible. Find more ways to get involved at your local shelter or rescue group, and learn more about the Buy a Bag, Give a Meal program at Petsmart.com/giveameal. (Family Features) l

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We spend hours in our bedrooms. For many of us, it is the place we go to do our homework, the place we go to check social media, the place we go to just lie down and take a break, not to mention, sleep for eight hours.

But, ever wonder what you can do to make your room a little more refreshing? Well hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an idea that will literally breathe life into your room. How to Make Your Own Indoor Garden: kWRITTEN BY NICOLE GLENN, EDITOR OF TEEN INFLUENTIAL

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Step 1 Pick out your containers. These should be solid bottom containers in order to contain any liquid from watering from spilling out. They do not need to be large, but need to have enough space to allow the plant to take root.

Step 2 Decide what type of structure you want to have. Do you want to hang them from the wall or simply set them on your window sill? Be creative! There are tons of options.

Step 3 Gather potting soil and the seeds/plants you want to grow. For low maintenance plants, different types of cactus tend to be a beautiful addition and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need much attention. Perhaps you want to grow vegetables or a herb garden to have fresh spices for cooking. A flower garden is a beautiful addition to any room.

Step 4 Once you have your soil and plants, transfer them to your new containers. Make sure you place them in a location that will receive enough sunlight the type of plant needs. Enjoy! MAY / JUNE 2017 TEEN

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Jewelry of Monaco Influenced by Monaco and the South of France, APM Monaco is a much loved contemporary fashion jewelry brand with a touch of Monegasque flair. Named after founder Ariane Prette, APM Monaco was created in 1982. Kika Prette is now Creative Director and continues to carry on Arianeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy. Shot on location in Venice Beach, with brother and sister, Simon and Alexa Ragaine for APM Jewelry of Monaco.

PHOTOGRAPHER EMMANUELLE CHOUSSY COURTESY APM MONACO OF JEWELRY MODELS ALEXA RAGAINE AND SIMON RAGAINE JEWELRY APM MONACO OF JEWELRY LOCATION VENICE BEACH, CALIFORNIA

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SummerintheCity: WHICH CITY WOULD BE YOUR PERFECT SUMMER GETAWAY? kWRITTEN BY MIA DEDEAR 1. What’s your favorite color? a. Coral b. Maroon c. Turquoise d. Silver 2. Which is most important to you? a. Relaxation b. Trying new things c. Seeing the beauty of nature d. Getting that feel of adrenaline 3. Who would you go on vacation with? a. Your go-to friend group b. Your family c. Yourself d. Your one best friend 4. What’s your favorite snack? a. Fruit salad b. Baked goods c. Anything spicy d. Pizza

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5.What’s your sleeping schedule like? a. Late to bed, late to rise. b. Early to bed, late to rise. c. Early to bed, early to rise. d. Late to bed, early to rise.

Mostly A’s: Nassau! Spend your

6. What’s the last thing you want to think about while on vacation? a. A classroom b. Going back home c. Your phone d. Your itinerary

Mostly B’s: Amsterdam! Soak in the

7. Do you like time spent in transit? a. It’s not your favorite, but it’s part of vacation. b. It’s fine, but you better be going someplace good. c. You like the time spent travelling, it’s very calming. d. You don’t like it because of how much time it takes up.

Mostly C’s: Hua Hin! Relax on the

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summer at the capital of the Bahamas, among its collection of pastel-colored British colonial buildings and stretches of sea. This is a perfect spot for a fun-inthe-sun beachside vacay!

vibrant colors and unique architecture of this history-filled European city. Spend your evenings taking walks along the canals as they illuminate with the reflection of the lights.

shores of Thailand and enjoy the turquoise sea. Take a day to trek to the breathtaking Phraya Nakhon Cave… the view will certainly be worth the journey!

Mostly D’s: New York City! Get in on the hustle and bustle of city life. Grab brunch at a favorite spot, people-watch in one of the parks, and pay a visit to Broadway. l


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kORIGINAL POETRY WRITTEN BY NICOLE GLENN, EDITOR OF TEEN INFLUENTIAL

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In a single moment everything can change From what others do to the choices you make Every time something changes Make a decision to keep going Or, to let go. There are blue skies And, floating butterflies Talk, laugh, stroll Anyone can look and say Life was good today Dark clouds roll in Thunder shakes the den Huddle, shiver, cry People pass by and say “I’m glad I’m not her today”.

“Just let go” A doubting voice crows “Don’t fight it, give up, it will only get worse Why live where there is no plunder”? It can’t get better

A hand reaches out It’s ok to have doubt “I’m here, come close, it’s ok.” I want to bless you But, you have to choose”

“A few steps to end it all Climb to the top of the wall One more. Step off the solid ground Don’t look down Don’t question your life now”

Give up on life Escape the pain of the moments of strife What then. No more. All is gone No more blue skies No more butterflies

“End your pain What left is there for you to gain? Quickly, do it, now!” But, standing still Time freezes, for a moment, it you kill

Fight through today’s struggles Those who didn’t give up will see the rainbows Be strong, Find courage, God is by your side Light comes after the storm has passed From the ashes of a fire comes new life vast

What happened to the blue sky? To what land did go the butterfly How long will they be gone? What if they never return? Life is overturn

Remembering the days of the past Of laughter and happiness even when overcast Cried when scraped a knee But, with care and bandage It always healed quickly

Where is the escape? The world has fallen from its shape Broken, shattered, pieces Beaten to the bone As if all hearts have been turned to stone

How is life different Fallen down on another stunt Another scrape, a break, and blood Neglect It will infect

Trying to stand up The weight just won’t let up Harder, try harder Or, give in, it’s too tiresome Why strain instead of feel a freedom?

Take the time to heal Care for life so that it the demon can’t steal A gift, a curse, a blessing The pendulum swings A church bell rings

Give up, all to see is darkness The light will hide, the journey even more aimless Don’t give up, Don’t give in, Don’t let go Let the light have a chance to shine again Wait out the storm until then Find shelter in the Lord He will give you the strength to push forward Love Forgive Live Give up today And never know what blessings were to come just moments away l

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