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IMA Summer Nights Film Series July 25 Are you a maniac for classic ‘80s flicks? Dust off your leggings and don an off-the-shoulder sweatshirt for an al fresco screening of this 1983 hit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s outdoor terrace. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $6 for museum members. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the film starts at dusk. 4000 N. Michigan Road, (317) 923-1331, imamuseum.org


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Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration July 10-20 Now in its 44th year, this Indy summertime tradition celebrates African-American culture with a full slate of events that includes music, food, sports, films, worship and workshops. Various venues, downtown Indianapolis; (317) 925-2702; indianablackexpo.com

Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Soulshine Tour July 13 Blend yoga and music for a get-in-your-happyplace summer concert experience at White River State Park’s The Lawn. Attendees can participate in one or both activities— a 60-minute outdoor yoga class starts at 3:30 p.m. followed by a full evening of live, jamming music. 801 W. Washington St., (317) 233-2434, inwhiteriver.com

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Hamilton County 4-H Fair July 17-22 Summer’s not summer without farm animals, fair food and tractors. Gather the family and get out of the house. Admission and parking are free. 2003 E. Pleasant St., Noblesville; (317) 776-0854; hamiltoncofairgrounds.com

Art of Wine July 19, 5-10 p.m. Wander Carmel’s vibrant Arts and Design District while sampling offerings from participating Indiana wineries. This 21-and-up event is free to attend; $15 gets you unlimited wine tasting along the way. Main Street and Rangeline Road, Carmel; (317) 571-2787; carmelartsanddesign.com

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July 24-Aug. 2; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays Seminary Park sets the stage for the longestrunning Shakespearian outdoor event in Central Indiana. The company commemorates its 21st anniversary this year with free performances of “As You Like It” over two weekends. S. 10th St., Noblesville; (317) 877-2215; noblesvillearts.org

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The days are long, the nights are sultry—there’s no better time of year to get out and enjoy the best of what Central Indiana’s got to offer. Load up your calendar with this summery seasonal selection of concerts, attractions and activities.

Indiana State Fair Aug. 1-17 Loosen your belt a few notches to nosh through once-a-year treats like corn dogs, turkey drumsticks, lemon shake-ups and deep-fried Oreos. This year’s Coliseum concert series lineup includes Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robin Thicke, Jim Gaffigan and American Idol Live! Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St.; (317) 927-7500; in.gov.statefair

Keith Urban— Raise ‘Em Up Tour Aug. 2, 7 p.m. The handsome Aussie rocks Klipsch Music Center with his distinctive country sound. Tickets range from $29.25 to $59.25, plus taxes and parking. 12880 E. 146th St., Noblesville; (317) 776-8181; ticketmaster.com

IndyFringe Festival Aug. 14-24 Get your theater on—this performing arts festival pulls off nearly 300 performances of live music, dance, comedy, drama, magic and more throughout its week-and-ahalf-long run.

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Dig IN: A Taste of Indiana Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feast on all things Indiana at this White River State Park farm-to-fork event featuring Hoosier farmers, chefs, brewers, vintners and foodies. 801 W. Washington St., (317) 363-4625, digindiana.org

Chateau Thomas Blues Festival Aug. 30, 4-10 p.m. The sweet sounds of the blues take over the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater for this free, family-friendly event sponsored by Chateau Thomas Winery. Downtown Fishers, (317) 595-3150, fishers.in.us

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PUBLISHER Kelly McVey

ART DIRECTOR Amy McAdams-Gonzales

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Over the last 15 years, Kelly Oswalt has worked as a freelance makeup artist for cosmetic industry leaders including Lancome, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown and Clarins. In this issue, she made the face of our “A Week in the Life” model look extra gorgeous. The Ball State University graduate has received many awards for her fashion pictorials. Her photographs can be seen in various local publications. As a licensed esthetician, she offers clients a wide range of spa services.

Making the hair styles in our “A Week in the Life” story doable and beautiful, Katja Geisler is a fully licensed stylist and the owner of a space at Salon Lofts in Merchant Square in Carmel. She has been a hairstylist for almost three years and enjoys the thrill of being creative every day. Katja enjoys meeting new people, getting to know her existing clients better and taking care of her customers’ hair-care needs.

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The HNT Commitment: Health & Nutrition Technology (HNT) is more than a weight-loss program. We strive to assist you in living our motto—“Change your life, so you can live it!” Sheila Henson, RD program director

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

MY SUMMER TREAT: BERRY PICKING This issue is dedicated to filling your summer kit with activities, simple home projects, beauty and inspiration. One of my personal all-time favorite things to do in the summer is to pick berries at Spencer Farm. If you’ve never been to this Noblesville landmark before, you don’t know what you’re missing. There’s nothing quite like picking fresh strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, rhubarb and asparagus by hand, and then taking your harvest home to enjoy a lovely, local meal. The beautifully groomed fields at Spencer Farm make picking your produce so enjoyable, it’s more fun than it is work. The farm also mans an adorable country store that makes me feel like I’ve stepped back in time. Friendly employees weigh your berries outside on old-fashioned scales; indoors, it’s impossible to resist the counter overflowing with homemade fudge. If you’re bringing kids along, you can reward them for their picking efforts with an ice cream cone afterward. Like doing puzzles or kicking back with a good book, picking strawberries is like therapy for me. It takes my mind off all those little everyday stresses and allows me to simply relax. I started a strawberry-picking tradition with my kids when they were little, and even though they’re now 21 and 18, they still enjoy our trips to the farm as much as I do. I try to get there as many times as I can during the season, knowing that when it’s over, I’ll have to wait a whole year before I get to do it again. (You can imagine how much I’m craving those berries come spring.) Savor these long, hot days. When it’s just too muggy to be active outside, stay in and visit Kit on Facebook (facebook.com/KitIndyMag). Stay tuned to our weekly blog in July and August, when Kit teams up with some great Indiana cities to provide free summer trips and activities. Get out there with your family and live it up this summer. Start some new traditions of your own, and make some memories. It’ll be fall before we know it.

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So long, shy everyday studs. Hello, statement earrings! Summer is the best time for going swingy, colorful or glam—and a little bling on the lobes is a great excuse to sweep back hair into an easy ponytail, braid or bun. Here are six pairs we’ve got our eyes (and ears) on.

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Teardrop earrings, $7.99 at Target

The LBD of earrings, dress up this versatile pair with a blazer or pull on a tunic for a dressed-down look.

Liven up weekend dresses or white jeans with bright fingers of coral.

Silver-tone earrings, $14.99 at Loft Outlet

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Earthy stones stacked and ready to swing match the easy-breezy attitude of summer’s bohemian pieces. Lucky Brand drop earrings, $32 at Macy’s

Enamel earrings, $14.99 at Loft Outlet

Chevron goes glam. Swap your basic gold hoops for this updated alternative. Vince Camuto gold-tone cut-out drop earrings, $28 at Macy’s


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Take One The name started as a joke. A group of women were training for Dances With Dirt, an all-day backwoods trail relay race in southern Indiana, all while holding down careers, tending to families and without sacrificing their social time. People wore costumes for the race, and these women were going as starlets. But then they realized the camera was already rolling on their own life stories. “We said we wanted to dress as movie stars, and it spun off that,” says Holly Wheeler, a Carmel ultra runner, cyclist, teacher, mother of three and Team Film co-founder. “Team Film is about women living the life they want to live— today. If someone were to make a movie of your life story, right now, you wouldn’t hold back. You’d be living your film.”

For years, the group had been running, biking, hiking and even going on vacations together. They realized making time for themselves was making them stronger, more balanced and happier, and that sharing that lifestyle with other women would be an exciting next challenge. And so, Team Film LLC was born, founded in 2013 by 12 women scattered across the country in San Francisco, Denver and North Carolina, with its home base in central Indiana. Team Film’s objective is to support women who want to “live their film” by connecting them to each other and offering members perks from businesses that can help them live an exciting, active life. The group’s membership ranges from women in their 20s to 60s. Anyone and everyone is welcome, and you don’t have to be an experienced athlete.

The long-term vision for Team Film is to be a catalyst to get women across the country to take on tough challenges, build connections with each other and have fun doing it. Seven of the 12 co-founders are (from left) Martha Gavit, Tess Woods Joven, Hillary Church, Maria Harper, Casey Kenley, Holly Wheeler and Leann Faust.

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Women who stick to roads and treadmills can get outside their usual routines and take a spin on a nearby trail. Grab a friend and head to Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve in Fishers.

“Being a member means you’re living the life you want,” Holly says. “Whether you’re going to do yoga once a week or training to run your first 5K race. Yes, we have some total badasses who are Ironman finishers. But we are here to support different goals—baby steps and big steps.”

Lights, Camera, Action For founding member Tess Woods Joven of Indianapolis, Team Film gave her the team connection she missed after being a Carmel High School athlete and on the track and cross-country teams at Eastern Kentucky University. “When you get out of school, you lose those opportunities,” she says. “Running and exercising can become a solo endeavor. There’s something about doing physical activities together that creates a bond you don’t get other places in life.” Today, Tess, also a mother of three, can be found playing soccer, doing yoga, cycling or trying something new, such as an upcoming urban adventure race. Holly and Tess both stress that women don’t always give themselves permission to take care of themselves because they are too busy doing things for everyone else. “There are women who are looking for us. They need permission to say, you know what, I need to be healthy, I need to have fun, and that’s OK,” Holly says.

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“It’s super inspiring to see some of these women take their first steps, having never done much for themselves health wise. They have a career, they have a family, yet they do these unbelievable physical challenges.” The Team Film website offers race recommendations, invitations to Team Film socials, training tips, personal stories and swag for sale. And it’s not just about the sweat. Their mission statement sums it up—to empower women to go beyond their physical comfort zones through support, connections, adventures and serious fun. “I look forward to the run, but it’s more about the company and what we might do after,” Tess says. “We’ll say, let’s meet for a run tonight at 6, so we can be at the brewery by 7!”

outside my comfort zone, too.” A few years ago, several Team Film members accomplished another impressive physical challenge—qualifying for the Boston Marathon. But the marathoners didn’t make the trip to the starting line in Hopkinton alone. A crew of Team Film members, runners and nonrunners alike made the weekend trip to eat a pre-race seafood dinner, binge on gourmet desserts in Little Italy and cheer on their teammates. “They wanted to be part of it, and it meant so much to those of us running,” Holly says. “During the race, we were able to focus on each other, on having fun and that feeling of accomplishment.” Most recently, Tess and other members of Team Film served as bike escorts for the Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon. Just before the start of the race, one of their members who had signed up for a 5K decided to do the half marathon instead. Supported by Team Film pacer Maria Harper for those 13.1 miles, she finished and earned her medal. “Those are the stories that I love,” Tess says. “That’s what Team Film is about.”

Casting Call Joining Team Film is simple. Sign up at goteamfilm.com and receive all the benefits (racing tank, event and apparel discounts, and more) for a $65 membership fee. Right now, the group is expanding partnerships with businesses and organizations that support the Team Film lifestyle and are working on a tool for women who want to start their own Team Film groups across the country. And down the road, they hope to bring everyone together for a larger Team Film event. As far as the future goes, it’s safe to say there are no limits. For this group of movie stars, this just might still be the preview. Check out Team Film online at goteamfilm.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/goteamfilm and Twitter @team_film.

Oscar-Worthy Moments Inspiration and a healthy dose of peer pressure drive Team Film. Holly is motivated every day by her girlfriends and her children. When one of her teammates suggested a 50-mile trail run, she knew she couldn’t say no. “My kids are so fearless. I see them do stuff they’ve never done before without thinking twice,” she says. “I told my friend she was crazy when she asked me to do that 50-miler, but I still did it. And I thought about my kids when I was running. I wanted to show them I go

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You don’t realize the importance of a well thought-out guest room until you stay in one that didn’t get much thought: bare windows, no lamps, clutter, etc. You want friends and family who are passing through to feel like staying in your home is a treat. Aside from the most obvious necessity—a bed—here are some of the top items to have on hand to achieve optimal guest coziness.

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bedside table manner

A nightstand with space for your guests to stash their books, glasses or other personal items is a necessity. Astrid onedrawer nightstand at Houseworks, call store at (317) 578.7000 for price

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It can feel awkward for guests to ask for your wireless Internet password. Write or print out a card with that information on it so they don't feel like they’re prying into your personal territory. Visit Kitindy.com for a free template download.

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page turners

Set out books and magazines for perusing. Unless your guests are staying indefinitely— eek—choose quick reads like collections of juicy tidbits and surprising tips. (And don’t forget the latest issue of Kit.) The Midwest: God's Gift to Planet Earth, $17.50; Pictorial Webster's, $35; Next Great Idea Gold Journal, $14.99; all at Silver in the City

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breezy beauty sleep

A fan is essential for two reasons. It creates that soothing white noise that many people can’t sleep without, and we all rest more soundly at cooler temps—it’s a scientific fact. J. Hunt and Company, $30 at Home Goods

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ring bearer

Set out a dedicated tray or other holder so guests have somewhere to keep their most valuable items safe. Ceramic Bird Ring Holder, $10, Silver in the City

work the bloom

Freshly cut flowers do triple duty. They freshen the air, beautify the room and make guests feel special. They’re that extra touch that shows you really care, especially when arranged in a chic vase. Adra Vase, $39.95 at Crate & Barrel

personal bath bin

Baskets and bins are great for organizing. Add plush rolled towels and toiletry items for a mobile option so guests know exactly what you've prepared just for them. Harvest Basket from NeatLife, $15, Meijer

This retro radio lets your guests wirelessly stream music from their mobile phone and charges it with a built-in USB port. iLive, Bluetooth Retro Radio, $42.99, Meijer

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Quench a midnight thirst with readily available refreshments. For a special treat, infuse your water with lemons or cucumbers (as shown). Water Carafe, $9.99, Target; Rings Double OldFashioned 12 oz. Glasses, $1.50 at Crate & Barrel

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finest finger foods

Show out-of-towners you love them with snacks native to Indiana. In addition to fresh fruit and drinks, sweet and salty treats will keep visitors from poking around your pantry. Zest! Spicy Ginger Curry popcorn, $7, Just Pop In. Three-piece bag of pretzels, $3.95; assortment of four truffles, $8; both at The Best Chocolate in Town.

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Fight humdrum home dec with fancy throw pillows and plush blankets. Sequin Cutwork Pillow Cover, $39, West Elm

write touch

Who knows? Your guests may want to write a little note to thank you for your hospitality. Next Great Idea Gold Journal, $14.99; 7-Year Pen, $7.50; both at Silver in the City

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It’s always a good idea to have a clock on hand. How else will visitors know when breakfast is ready? Embossed White Numbers Clock, $59.95, Crate & Barrel

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NEWEST LASER OFFERS GREAT RESULTS Dr. Jan Turkle fills us in on the newest laser treatment for rosacea, facial veins, port wine stains, cherry angiomas and other vascular conditions

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he latest weapon in the fight for healthier looking skin is Excel V, a laser that is safe and effective for all skin tones. The Excel V laser can treat a wide range of vascular conditions on men and women. It is effective at treating rosacea, facial veins, port wine stains and cherry angiomas.

Rosacea is a chronic condition characterized by flushing or redness of the face. While distinct vessels can be part of the condition, the overall redness is caused by vessels that are too small to see individually. Rosacea affects more women than men and is most common between the ages of 30 and 60. Patients sometimes complain of heating or discomfort when their face flushes. Episodes of rosacea can be triggered by strenuous exercise, temperature extremes, alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. With Excel V, much of the redness can be removed but periodic treatment will be required because rosacea is a chronic condition. Facial veins, or telangiectasia, are small dilated blood vessels. While they usually are not a medical issue, they are a cosmetic concern for some people. They commonly appear around the nose and on the cheeks and chin. Telangiectasia can be due to genetics or to environmental factors such as chronic sun exposure, physical stress and alcohol use. Using the Excel V laser, small vessels can disappear immediately after just one treatment, but larger vessels may require multiple treatments. Port wine stains can be improved with the Excel V. These are congenital malformations that are present in approximately three in 1,000 births. The stains range in color from light pink to dark purple. Port wine stains can occur anywhere on the body, but most often appear on the face and persist throughout life. The vessels do progressively dilate, which can result in a thickening and darkening of the port wine stain, with areas becoming raised and nodular. Cherry angiomas are small red papules that appear spontaneously on the skin. They typically appear in middle age and will increase. At first, they may be a fraction of a millimeter in size, but gradually grow to a couple of millimeters in diameter. Cherry angiomas are nicely treated with Excel V. The Excel V also has a cosmetic benefit for patients with skin lesions or scars from past injuries. It works very well to resolve bruising from aesthetic injections or surgical procedures. Treatment with the laser greatly speeds up the disappearance of the bruising and allows to patient to return to social activities much more quickly. Excel V treats all of these vascular conditions by administering a unique high power green laser that is absorbed by the abnormal blood vessels in the skin. Over time, the vessels will no longer be visible. More than one treatment may be necessary to achieve the desired results. The cost of the procedure depends on the size of the area and the number of treatments.

Dr. Turkle offers an ongoing series of free webinars on various surgical and non-surgical enhancement topics. To view a webinar go to www.turklemd.com.

Dr. Jan Turkle Turkle & Associates

If you’d like to learn more about Excel V laser treatment, call 317-848-0001 to arrange a consultation.

11455 North Meridian St. Suite 150, Carmel, IN 46032

317-848-0001 turklemd.com


EXPERT ADVICE Q+A

Mandy Cook is a licensed esthetician and massage therapist with seven years of experience and a focus on medical esthetics. She loves helping clients build self-confidence and feel better about themselves, she says. (We all need more of that in our kits.)

ONE PRO’S SKINNY ON SKIN CARE

Beauty is skin deep, but caring for that sensitive layer is critical to your overall health. Get answers to common questions.

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What are the most significant skin health issues women face today?

Skin cancer is No 1. However, aging and all-over skin damage are the top concerns I deal with. All women should use a SPF 30 sunscreen and reapply it throughout the day, wear sunglasses and a hat, and use a good vitamin C product.

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What lifestyle issues have the most negative effects on skin health?

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What skin warning signs should merit immediate investigation by a doctor?

Smoking and sun damage are both really bad for your skin. Smoking is the easiest to avoid, and with some thought and preparation, sun exposure can be limited.

The ABCDs of skin cancer. In reference to moles or skin growths, ask yourself these four questions. Is it Asymmetrical? Does it have a jagged Border? Has the color Changed? Has it changed in Diameter? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, have it looked at.

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What exactly is an esthetician?

An esthetician is a licensed skin care professional. We can treat many types of skin conditions and help maintain the overall health of the skin.

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What kinds of services and treatments do you offer for your clients?

The services provided at SKINnovations include facials, Swedish massage, waxing, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and laser treatments for spider veins, brown spots, wrinkles and skin tightening. I also provide Botox and dermal fillers.

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How much do these treatments cost?

The cost varies. Facials start at $25 and go up to $75. Laser treatments are $100 and up depending on the area treated and the amount of time it takes.

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Can you tell us about a few of the latest medical advances in skin care treatments?

Lasers are always improving. With lasers, we can remove hair, treat spider veins and soften wrinkles. I also love dermal fillers. Fillers can hold off the need for a face-lift for quite some time.

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What are the hot new skin care products and ingredients that make them effective?

Retinols and acids are definitely still great ingredients to look for in skin care products. Products in medical spas are more potent than those found at the department store, and you have the added benefit of professionals on hand to address any concerns and offer suggestions as to what may be best for your skin type.


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JOINT VENTURE

5 TIPS FOR STAYING FLEXIBLE By Judy Burnett

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re the aches in your joints as accurate as a Doppler radar? When you bend, does the snap, crackle, pop you hear rival a certain children’s cereal? Even if you can’t hear or feel your joints today, it’s smart to start caring for them now so you stay pain free and mobile well into the future. A joint connects two or more bones and provides flexible connections between them. If our joints are damaged, we can suffer pain, aching and limited mobility. Although there is no definitive count, most sources say there are at least 230 moveable and semimoveable joints in our bodies. The thing about joints is that they allow us to do pretty much anything, from sitting to yogalates. Without joints, we would be just rigid skeletons, unable to bend or move. Some joints, such as those in our knees, are like hinges. If we didn’t have knee joints or hip joints, we’d walk around stiff-legged, like a tin soldier. Going up stairs or driving a car would be impossible. We wouldn’t be able to squat to sit. The joints in our necks allow us to pivot our heads. Our shoulder joints allow us to rotate our arms. Are you getting how much we need to take care of these things? If we don’t take care of our joints, we can develop osteoarthritis and other debilitating conditions. The good news is that giving your joints some love isn’t hard. For your health kit, here are five tips for healthy joints: 23


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Log 150 minutes of activity. Joints need to be moved to stay healthy. Physical activity helps strengthen the muscles around our joints, making them stronger, as well. Joshua Kluetz, doctor of osteopathic medicine at Community Sports Medicine, recommends that children and teens get 60-90 minutes of physical activity five to six days a week. He says adults should strive for at least 30 minutes of light to moderate intensity exercise five days a week.

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Put up your guard. Wear protective equipment when participating in physical activities that put you at risk for injury. Injuries early in life can contribute to osteoarthritis in later life. Yes, even women need guards when we play hard.

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Keep your load light. Excess weight is hard on our joints, especially our knees, so maintain a healthy weight. According to Web MD, every pound of weight loss is 4 pounds of reduced load on the knee joints. “The accumulated reduction in knee load for a 1-pound loss in weight would be more than 4,800 pounds per mile walked,” writes researcher Stephen P. Messier, Ph.D., of Wake Forest University in a 2005 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism. “For people losing 10 pounds, each knee would be subjected to 48,000 pounds less in compressive load per mile walked.”

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Get your calcium and D. Dr. Kluetz says no specific foods will prevent or cure joint problems, but a balanced diet meeting the recommended daily allowances of vitamins and minerals provides valuable nutrients for joint health.

Calcium is essential to building strong bones, and vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium. If we don’t have enough vitamin D, we are at greater risk for bone loss. We can make sure we plenty of it by eating tuna, salmon and other coldwater fish that also contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce wear and tear of the joints. Dr. Kluetz suggests we have two servings of these fish a week. We also get vitamin D from the sun because our bodies convert sunlight into D—with a caveat. “Sunlight is very important but you need to be careful,” Dr. Kluetz says. “A lot depends on your skin type. Do you burn easily? There is a risk of overexposure, which can lead to skin cancer. Avoid peak sun times and don’t get a sunburn.”

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Don’t rely on the bottled stuff. Dietary supplements won’t make up for deficiencies in essential nutrients. Most of us should be able to get what we need from our diets because our bodies absorb vitamins and minerals from foods better than from supplements. While supplements are widely marketed, studies have shown that the results of the supplements aren’t definitive or that the supplements are ineffective. For example, many people with osteoarthritis take glucosamine chondroitin for joint pain. “The studies are very mixed,” Dr. Kluetz says. “It hasn’t been shown to impact the prevention of osteoarthritis. In certain people with osteoarthritis, it may help with discomfort, but it is not generally beneficial.” Dr. Kluetz says other popular supplements such as methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), SAMe, gelatin, copper and vitamin C do not appear to have significant benefits to the joints, but that in reasonable doses they don’t have any ill effects either. Some supplements may interact with medications and too much of any supplement can be a bad thing. Keep in mind that you should never take a supplement without checking with your doctor.

JUST 1 POUND OF WEIGHT LOSS EQUALS 4 POUNDS OF REDUCED LOAD ON THE KNEE JOINTS—JUST ANOTHER REASON TO KEEP OUR WEIGHT IN CHECK. D on’t let anyone fool you. There is no miracle supplement or food for joint health. To keep your joints moving like a welloiled machine, avoid injury, maintain a reasonable weight, exercise and eat a balanced diet. It’s a simple as that. ❍


EXPERT ADVICE Q+A

Board certified, Dr. Robert A. Malinzak specializes in Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

GET MOVING

What are common causes of joint pain and what are the options for treating it? We asked an expert.

Dr. Robert A. Malinzak

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What test will my doctor do to determine if I have arthritis?

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What are the best exercises if I have arthritis?

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Franciscan St. Francis Health Carmel To schedule an appointment with our specialists, call (317) 706-2361 12188-B N. Meridian St., Suite 200 Carmel, IN 46032 FranciscanStFrancis. org/Carmel

My joints hurt all the time. Should I schedule an appointment with a joint specialist?

If you are experiencing continued pain, swelling or stiffness in your joints, you may have arthritis. Some people are able to manage the symptoms with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. If your pain lasts for more than three days or if you have several episodes per month, talk with your personal physician to determine if seeing an orthopedic surgeon is right for you.

I’m under 50 years old. Am I too young to be considered for joint replacement?

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In short, no. In the past, orthopedic surgeons often recommended surgery only for patients who were between the ages of 60 and 80. The thought was that the implants would wear down eventually and would need to be replaced. Over the years, new state-of-the-art materials and advanced techniques have made joint replacement procedures available and effective for those under age 50.

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What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is a degenerative joint disease. Over time, there is a breakdown of cartilage between the joints, eliminating the cushion between the bones. This friction causes inflammation, stretching of the tendons and ligaments, and is the source of the pain associated with osteoarthritis.

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes joint pain, swelling and deformity. If you’re living with RA, aggressive medical treatment is critical to maintain your mobility and joint function. It is important to receive a proper diagnosis, as it can affect other parts of the body such as your skin, eyes, lungs, heart, blood or nerves.

For osteoarthritis, a simple X-ray will typically show the loss of cartilage and wear on the joint. For rheumatoid arthritis, in addition to the X-ray, blood tests are performed to look for elevated levels of some specific antibodies.

It is important to stay active and keep your joints moving even though it hurts to move at times. Swimming, riding a bike and walking are the best exercises for your joints. Make sure that you avoid walking on paved areas, as this will add stress to your already damaged joints.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? Attend our free seminar on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. Visit CenterForHipAndKneeSurgery.org and choose Hip & Knee Seminars to register online or call 1-877-888-1777 to reserve your seat. Physician Speaker: Robert A. Malinzak, MD

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your BFF always had your back? Remember when

Careging can be stressful, but you don’t have to do it alone. CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions connects people seeking help for themselves or a loved one with community resources that help to provide the best care possible. As the Area Agency on Aging serving Central Indiana, CICOA offers accurate, unbiased information about services and supports for older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers.

We can give you all the scoop about: • Housing options • Home health services • Home-delivered meals • Transportation • Home modifications • Medicare/Medicaid answers • Family caregiver services • And much more!

(800) 432-2422 or www.cicoa.org


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Our family doctor just told us Dad is no longer safe to keep driving. What’s the best way to take away his keys?

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Involving the family doctor for back-up helps. Don’t procrastinate once the doctor has made the recommendation. Ease the transition by assuring Dad of your love and concern, and remind him that he won’t be without access to activities. If he resists the doctor’s orders, make a deal to listen to a second opinion. For instance, you can enlist the help of a professional driving assessor through Senior Driving & Mobility Services (seniordms.com). Above all, remember that safety always trumps popularity! Your dad is likely to eventually forget his anger or sorrow over the loss, but you’ll never forgive yourself if a tragedy occurs that could have been prevented.

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Kate Kunk, RN, CIRS-A, Caregiver Options Counselor with CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

Edna L. Domingo, Executive Director of Meadow Brook Senior Living

There’s no simple way to address this subject, but if you want to help preserve the older driver’s personal freedom and mobility while ensuring safety, there are steps you can take. Communicate openly and respectfully. Avoid an intervention; keep the discussion between you and the driver you want to assist. Inviting the whole family to the conversation will alienate, and possibly anger, the person you’re trying to help. Never make assumptions. Focus on the facts available to you, such as a medical condition or medication regimen that might make driving unsafe. Focus the conversation on being safe and working together.

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This isn’t easy. Driving equals independence. However, regardless of his age, it sounds like it is time. There are several approaches. One, have a conversation with him. Or have the doctor tell him directly. The doctor becomes the bad guy, but for some reason, we take news from the doctor and we still respect him later. Lastly, check your area for senior driving services that can assess the ability to drive. I wish you the best as you are faced with this challenge. Remember to take the next step with care, gentleness and love. You’ve got this.

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I’m sorry your family is faced with this difficult task. It’s important to acknowledge your dad’s feelings and preserve his independence, while ensuring his safety. Try finding ways to avoid the need to drive—arrange for delivery of medications, groceries or meals. You can also experiment with ways to redirect him from driving; for example, offer to let him “enjoy the scenery” while you drive him to an appointment. Linda Altmeyer, Director of Programs, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter

Tina McIntosh, President and CEO, Joy’s House

Are you currently facing a caregiving issue you’d like our experts to address? Email your questions to info@ kitindycom and type “Caregiver Q&A” in the subject line for possible inclusion in a future Kit publication.

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Upcoming events for caregivers Diabetes Academy

JULY 24

Thursday, July 24, 6-7 p.m. Meadow Brook Senior Living, 11011 Village Square Lane, Fishers Learn all about diabetes from a certified diabetes educator and the American Diabetes Association. The event is free; please RSVP by calling (317) 215-6973.

A Day Away caregiver retreat

AUG. 16 WAXING

is a popular alternative to shaving, but it can feel intimidating. Let The Waxing Spot experts take away your fear and ease your anxiety. Myth: Waxing makes hair grow back thicker and faster. Fact: Waxing removes hair from the root, and results last up to a month. Because wax pulls the hair out quickly, it damages the hair follicle slightly, making hair grow back in thinner and more sparsely. Bonus: Waxing exfoliates the skin, leaving it silky smooth!

1400 S. Guilford Rd. #120 Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 605-6863 waxingspot@gmail.com

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Saturday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Willows in Broad Ripple, 6729 E. Westfield Blvd. If you’re a caregiver, plan to attend this fun and supportive free event. The retreat includes educational breakout sessions, lunch, fellowship and even pampering massages. For more information, contact Missy Gold, Joy’s House Outreach Manager, at (317) 254-0828 or missy@joyshouse.org.

Understanding Your Veterans Benefits

AUG. 21

Thursday, Aug. 21, 6-7 p.m. Meadow Brook Senior Living, 11011 Village Square Lane, Fishers This event is free; please RSVP by calling (317) 215-6973.

CICOA Workshops

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CICOA offers 10 workshops for caregivers, including Managing Work and Care, Managing Home and Care, Seniors and Poison: How to Stay Safe®, CICOA Services: An Overview for Caregivers and CareAware Options for People of Faith. To learn about coordinating a workshop for your group or organization, email caregivers@cicoa.org or call (317) 803-6002.


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Caregiver Support and Education Programs • Caregiver Crossing: A radio program specifically designed with caregivers in mind that airs on Saturday mornings from 8-9 a.m. on WIBC 93.1 FM • A Day Away Caregiver Retreat: A complimentary educational and empowering day which is open to family caregivers twice a year • CARE Kits: A free comprehensive binder for caregivers to share with their support system • Caregiver Speed Networking: Events aimed to connect caregivers with experts in their field Are you a business interested in supporting caregivers or know of a caregiver who could benefit from one or more of these programs? Call us to learn more. We’re here for you.

2028 E. Broad Ripple Avenue | Indianapolis, IN 46220 | (317) 254-0828 | joyshouse.org


Pour, Soar, & Explore

EXPLORE Indiana’s underground. Go to Indiana Caverns to see prehistoric bones and take an underground boat ride adventure. Visit Squire Boone Caverns and admire formations millions of years in the making and learn about the thriving ecosystem. Just a short drive away is Marengo Cave where you can see the Crystal Palace, the Dripstone Trail or do The Crawl. POUR a glass of a locally made wine. Stop by one of our wineries for free wine tasting and firsthand knowledge of winemaking. You can choose to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery or take in one of the many outdoor concerts or events. SOAR through the treetops, play miniature golf, or enjoy one of our many parks. Whatever you choose you will be making memories one adventure at a time. Start planning your getaway at www.thisisindiana.org Just 2 and a half hours south of Indianapolis

The Urbanophile

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“Columbus has one of the finest and most significant collections of modern architecture anywhere in the world.”

Miller House and Garden : Eero Saarinen, Dan Kiley, Alexander Girard

Take a tour! www.columbus.in.us I.M. Pei

Paul Kennon

Less than an hour from downtown Indianapolis


10 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF

YOUR SUMMER

STAYCATION by Amy Lynch

Time (and money) a little tight this summer? No worries! With so many great things to get out and do right here in Central Indiana, you and your family can enjoy 10 mini-vacations for the price of one big trip.

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Indianapolis Indians baseball

Take your gang out to the ball game for a night of summertime fun at Victory Field. The fact that kids eat free on Sundays, and Mondays mean $1 hot dogs, peanuts, Cracker Jack, popcorn and chips make Indians games a surprisingly affordable outing. If you’re a fireworks fan, Victory Field puts on a show from the outfield after Friday night games. Feeling restless? Stretch your legs with a stroll; three laps around the concourse equals one mile. 501 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis; (317) 269-3542; indyindians.com

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Symphony on the Prairie

What would a Central Indiana summer be without a little music under the stars at Conner Prairie? This year’s diverse concert lineup showcases the songs of Gershwin, Led Zeppelin, the Glen Miller Orchestra, John Denver, Beethoven and the Eagles among other artists. For an unforgettable vantage point, swallow your fear of heights and take flight in the 1859 Balloon Voyage. Don’t forget to pack a picnic. 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers; (317) 776-6006; connerprairie.org

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Monon Community Center

When the temperatures heat up, so does the activity at this popular Carmel water park. Hone your surfing skills (yes, in Indiana!) on the FlowRider simulator, log some lap time, splash with the little ones in the zero-depth pool, or just go for a nice long float around the 1/8-mile lazy river. The AquaClimb 3D Ice feature, aka the Wall, is a new addition this year. 1235 Central Park Dr. East, Carmel; (317) 848-7275; carmelclayparks.com/escape-mcc

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One taste of Hamilton County, Indiana is never enough.

HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA JUST NORTH OF INDY

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Why do people return to Hamilton County again and again? Because of everything that’s on the menu. There are the relaxing gallery walks, the terrific shopping and, of course, the wonderful restaurants. From quirky, casual eateries to luxurious gourmet destinations, Hamilton County has the restaurants to satisfy every palate. Come sample the many flavors of Hamilton County just once, and you’ll be back before you know it.

For more information, go to VisitHamitonCounty.com

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White River Canoe Company

If your idea of water recreation leans a little more toward the rustic side, hit up this Noblesville outfitter to rent a canoe, kayak or tube for a wet and wild journey down the White River. A number of different trips and adventures are available to accommodate all skill levels.

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Go Ape zipline/treetop adventure course

Test your mettle on rope ladders, two Tarzan swings and five ziplines that will have you soaring through the air with the greatest of ease. The scenic backdrop of Eagle Creek Park and Eagle Creek Reservoir provides even more incentive to sign up for one of these high-flying adventures. 5901 Delong Road, Indianapolis; (800) 971-8271; goape.com/zip-line/indiana-eagle-creek-park

17180 River Ave., Noblesville; (317) 867-4233; whiterivercanoe.com

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Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Set a course to explore Indy’s showpiece urban bike/pedestrian path. The 8-mile trail leads through five downtown cultural districts and connects to the Monon Trail if you want access to Broad Ripple, Carmel and points north. Along the way, you’ll see lots of cool public art installations—Julian Opie’s “Ann Dancing” on Mass Ave makes for a particularly fun photo op. Don’t have a bike? Snag one for the day through the new Pacers Bikeshare program.

A full-fledged beach in Fishers? Who knew! This 20-acre manmade lake in the Saxony residential development offers an off-the-beaten-path spot for splashing and sunbathing. It’s also stocked for fishing, and visitors can rent kayaks, paddleboats and stand-up paddleboards for additional family-fun recreation. Food trucks even stop by on occasion to feed the masses.

downtown Indianapolis, (317) 454-8525, indyculturaltrail.org

13288 Penning Road, Fishers; (317) 770-1818; saxony-indiana.com

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Saxony Lake and Beach

Tenderloin Trail

Feast your way through Hamilton County on Indiana’s signature food—the tasty tenderloin. The 30 or so participating restaurants range from casual sports bar to date night-worthy fine dining, each offering its own fried, grilled or otherwise creatively prepared variation. Just keep in mind, this is not a lowcalorie undertaking. Pace yourself; there’s no deadline to complete the trail. (317) 848-3181; Chowtownindiana.com

Handlebar

Looking for a girls’ night out of a different breed? Belly up to the Handlebar for a leisurely two-hour cruise through downtown Indy aboard this 16-person bike/bar. You supply the beer or wine (and the pedal power); they provide the driver and the vehicle. Be prepared for lots of hoots, hollers and shout outs from jealous observers along the way. (317) 620-1448; handlebarindy.com

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Nicey Treat

This farmers’ market darling now has its very own bricks-and-mortar shop in Broad Ripple just off the Monon Trail. Pit stop for tasty gourmet popsicles made with all-natural, mostly organic ingredients. Besides fruit flavors such as strawberry, peach and pineapple (often paired with fresh herbs), the frozen pop lineup includes more unusual options such as avocado, dark chocolate chili and sweet corn. 916 E. Westfield Blvd., Indianapolis; (317) 602-6423; niceytreat.com

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FoRt Wayne

coRydon

Founded in 1808, Corydon offers great history and wild adventure. This little town is also the site of the Battle of Corydon, Indiana’s only Civil War battle. Travel back in time by taking in Indiana’s first state capitol, state historic sites and the Constitution Elm. Explore Indiana Caverns, take a ride on the Squire Boone Ziplines, or hike and fish through Hayswood Nature Reserve. And, don’t forget to experience Corydon’s many wineries and eateries. Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino is a one-stop shop for great food, gaming and entertainment.

Take a trip to Fort Wayne for the perfect mix of urban convenience and natural beauty. Voters across Indiana selected a TinCaps baseball game and a visit to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo as the top two things families “Gotta Do” this summer. Celebrate vintage restaurant Coney Island’s 100th birthday or stop by Headwaters Park’s for one of the summer’s many concert festivals. Check out the nation’s largest genealogy collection at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, and learn something new about earth and space at the new Science on a Sphere at Fort Wayne’s Science Central.

Richmond

Midwest Living magazine readers voted Richmond one of the top 10 destinations for antiques in the Midwest, and the History Channel ranked the Levi Coffin House, known as the Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad, one of the nation’s Top 25 Most Historic Sites. Richmond’s intriguing museums also hold two of Indiana’s three Egyptian Mummy exhibits, authentic pioneer buildings and prehistoric dinosaur fossils. For a sweet escape, the Chocolate Trail is a must-do, and Richmond’s diverse variety of restaurants is sure to please the whole family.

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Big City.

Bigger Heart. You'll love family getaways in Fort Wayne!

INDY FACTS PLUS WIN AN INDY GIVEAWAY! 1.

The statues on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument used to have beards, but they were removed after the sculptor was told they looked “too German.”

2. Indianapolis is second only to

Just two hours north of Indianapolis, a heart-warming getaway awaits.

Washington D.C. in its number of monuments and memorials.

Reconnect with your family this summer in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

3. The downtown Crowne Plaza ®

hotel is the site of the world’s firstever Union Station. Thomas Edison worked there as a young telegraph operator, but was later fired for doing a poor job.

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Elvis performed his last concert in downtown Indianapolis in June 1977.

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5. An Indy 500 car gets three miles per gallon.

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The Slippery Noodle Inn used to be part of the Underground Railroad and served as a former brothel and hang out for bad boy John Dillinger.

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Indianapolis has the first international airport designed and built after 9/11.

8. White City Amusement Park,

an amusement park that used to be located in the Broad Ripple Area, included a simulation of the Mount Vesuvius eruption and was the first home of the carousel that is now at the Children’s Museum.

9. 15,000 gallons of beer are

consumed on the day of the world’s largest single-day sporting event, the Indy 500.

10. The Children’s Museum is the

home of an actual dinosaur skull named Dracorex Hogwartsia, in celebration of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter.

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Hot Don't you dare call these pieces neutral. A white item of clothing isn't always a blank canvas. Sometimes, what's white is the statement piece—especially this summer, when so many textures are taking it to stylish new heights. Eyelet, lace and sporty perforations are just a few of the textures rubbing us the right way. Add these four white-hot styles to your summer fashion kit. By Erica Sagon | Photos by Chris Whonsetler


A FIT-AND-FLARE SHAPE LOOKS FANTASTIC ON ALL TYPES OF BODIES—AND THE V-NECK JUST ADDS TO THE FLATTERY.

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THROW ON AN OPEN CARDIGAN OR JEAN JACKET FOR EXTRA COVERAGE.

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White out The little white dress has surpassed the little black dress as a staple this season, and we can see why. It’s such a crisp, lightweight look. From bohemian silhouettes for weekends to structured shifts for the office, white dresses are welcome just about anywhere.

Nine West dress, $98 at Macy’s

* Find Gap Factory Store at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind.

Sunglasses, $14.99 at Gap Factory Store* Alfani “Menny” caged sandals, $64.99 at Macy’s Rebecca Minkoff “Amorous” satchel, $325 at piperlime.com Hinged bracelet, $9.95 at H&M

NEUTRAL ACCESSORIES KEEP THE LOOK SOPHISTICATED AND REFINED. GOING FOR CASUAL? ADD COLOR.

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BRACELETS MIXING TEXTILES AND METAL ARE THE PERFECT MATCH FOR A TUNIC WITH FEMININE DETAILS.

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WITH STAYING POWER TO LAST THROUGH 2015, FLAT SANDALS WITH CURVY CUT-OUTS AND GOLD ACCENTS ARE A GREAT MID-SUMMER ADDITION.

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CLEAN-LINED EXTRAS, LIKE THESE GEOMETRIC EARRINGS, ARE THE BEST WAY TO ACCESSORIZE SPORTY PIECES.

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Maison Jules “Sunset Coral” shirt, $29.50 at Macy’s Disc Drop earrings, $22 at Madewell “ZipZip” purse, $49.99 at Nine West Outlet* Calvin Klein “American Icon” skirt, $109.50 at Macy’s DV by Dolce Vita “Parissa” sandals, $99 at piperlime.com Burberry aviator sunglasses (style BE4168Q), $230 at Sunglass Hut

Yes, pleats If an all-white dress feels overwhelming, try a gently flared skirt paired with a simple bright top or blouse. Highlight your waist by tucking in the top, and slip into heeled sandals for a warmweather office look.

IT’S BEEN AWHILE SINCE A PLEATED SKIRT CAUGHT OUR EYE, BUT WE LOVE THIS ONE’S SPORTY, MODERN MAKEOVER WITH A TEXTURED GRID PATTERN.

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The eyes have it Sweet, feminine eyelet is a summer classic, particularly popular at the moment for everything from bikinis to blazers. These tailored shorts give us yet another reason to love this texture. Keep the look casual with a soft, bright T-shirt and wear this outfit to catch up with friends at a local brewery. “Bright and Braided” necklace, $29.99 at modcloth.com Merona diamond-printed tote, $34.99 at Target Braided belt, $19.99 at Gap Factory Store*

YES, THERE ARE TEMPTING FALL HANDBAGS IN STORES, BUT YOU CAN KEEP ROCKING THAT SUMMER TOTE A LITTLE LONGER.

Original-fit shorts, $49.99 at Loft Outlet* Splendid “Congo” elastic-strap sandals, $68 at shopbop.com Maison Jules “Sunny Lime” T-shirt, $29.50 at Macy’s

THIS LEMON-LIME POCKET T-SHIRT IS COVERED IN SUBTLE POLKA DOTS—IT’S FINE TO MIX ANOTHER LOW-KEY PATTERN WITH EYELET!

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Here’s some good news for summer mornings—you can whittle down your makeup routine to just five products and still look fantastic. We’re serious! Put away the liners, primers and plumpers, at least for low-key days like weekends and vacations, and stick to these five products that really count. You just earned 10 more minutes of shut-eye.

Palette pleaser This aptly named eye shadow palette is your ticket to that low-key beach-beauty look, and the mix of sheer, shimmery neutrals and soft, matte nudes can be layered for day or night. Glimmery metallics and a plush brown-grey shade really amp up eyes for evenings. Bobbi Brown “Sand” eye palette, $65. For retailers, bobbibrown cosmetics.com.

Total cover-up With a lightweight formula that feels just right for summer, this concealer targets under-eye circles, puffiness and fine lines (and won’t settle into said lines). Plus, SPF 20 provides extra protection for the sensitive-yetoverlooked areas around your eyes. Neutrogena 3-in-1 Concealer for Eyes with SPF 20, about $9. For retailers, neutrogena.com.

Lash out Sneaky sunscreen

Twice as nice This multitasking tube delivers a radiant, natural flush to cheeks and a vibrant pop of color to lips, without looking matchy-matchy. Easy to apply and blend with fingertips, the formula comes off as pleasantly dewy thanks to its secret ingredient, argan oil, which model and company founder Josie Maran dubs “liquid gold” for its conditioning and nourishing properties. Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in Endless Guava, $18. For retailers, josiemarancosmetics.com.

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Portable face powder with a built-in brush sounds convenient enough on its own, but add in fullspectrum UVA/UVB sun protection in SPF 50 and it becomes too good to pass up. This sheer powder nips shine and provides light coverage that’s ideal for off-duty days. A base of separate sunblock is always a good idea, but we love the concept of layering. Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush with SPF 50, $62. For retailers, colorescience.com.

The lush look is just two coats away. This mascara’s big, plush brush is like a hug for lashes; you won’t even miss the eyeliner. For a wide-eyed look, try this final step: rotate the wand up about 30 degrees and sweep upward on the outmost lashes. Maybelline Volum’Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara, about $8. At mass retailers, maybelline.com.


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START WITH FAT

“Eat Butter.” With those two words, the June 23 edition of Time magazine just may have triggered a health revolution. It’s way too early to tell, of course, but at least we can hope. What’s the big deal? Just two words, yes, but with those two words, 70-plus years of nutrition advice—the house the USDA built—came tumbling down. For years we’ve been told, “Don’t eat fat.” And so, dutifully, we haven’t. Has it worked? Look around. Over those same 70-plus years, we have grown obese. Being overweight is now the norm—69 percent of us. Heart disease and diabetes and cancer—all directly related to weight—are as prevalent as ever. Has it worked? I guess not. Interestingly, those who embrace Functional Medicine (FM) have been preaching the “Eat Fat” message for many years now (as long as it’s not trans-fat). Functional Medicine? What’s that? Long dismissed by “conventional” medicine, Functional Medicine is actually cutting-edge medicine, standing solidly on a vast and growing tome of clinical data. Two Elements of Functional Medicine Functional Medicine is built on two foundational elements. First, it aims to understand the true “root cause” of disease. The goal is not to identify “what” the disease is (i.e., make the diagnosis), but rather to understand “why” the disease is. Why is this person, who was once physically and/or emotionally functioning well, now no longer functioning well? What’s gone wrong? Secondly, our goal is then to correct that dysfunction as naturally as possible. Almost always this involves nutrition, which takes us back to fat, and the fact that Functional Medicine physicians saw long ago that the evidence against fat was rife with problems from the very beginning. But did we get lucky just this once? I think not. Barely a week goes by now when I don’t encounter some highly respected voice from conventional medicine embracing some long-established tenet of Functional Medicine. (See box for examples.)

Stephen P. Elliott, M.D. Living With Intention, Inc. Traditionally trained in Family Practice, Dr. Stephen P. Elliott is also a Board Certified Fellow of Functional Medicine. 11979 Fishers Crossing Dr. Fishers, IN 46038 317.863.5888 livingwithintention.biz

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE ON THE CUTTING EDGE Lyme Disease. FM has long argued that Lyme Disease is far more prevalent than traditionally believed. In 2013, the CDC agreed, raising estimates of annual diagnoses from 30,000 to 300,000. Gut Bacteria. FM has long recognized the crucial link between GI flora and emotional health. In September 2012, an American Psychological Association publication confirmed precisely that. It goes on to report that modifying that flora (actually quite easily done) can offer great benefits in the treatment of depression, anxiety and more. The bottom line? If fat is now okay, it’s clearly time to think outside the box. To challenge preconceived notions of health, wellness and wholeness. To find a better way.

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SUMMER WHITES Dress (opposite page) and tank top: Anthropologie Tunic: Madewell Denim jacket (opposite page): Mother Denim

JODI SAYS: “Nothing says summer more than crisp white clothes. Everyone should have something white in her closet; these classic pieces can be worn with multiple outfits. I love a great tunic with my favorite distressed ankle jeans or a pair of floral jogger pants (more on those on page 48). The tank top goes with just about anything, and this pretty dress ranks high for versatility. When the nights turn cool, I’ll throw on a denim jacket.”

BEACH/ POOLSIDE Printed caftan: Vix Swimwear via Saks Fifth Avenue Black cover-up: Target Blue after-beach maxi dress: Von Maur Hat: Bought in Costa Rica for my honeymoon three years ago

Sunglasses: RayBan aviators Beach tote: Swim N’ Sport Flip flops: Tory Burch

JODI SAYS: “As I get older, looking good at the pool becomes less about the swimsuit and more about the cover-up! You can’t go wrong with the perfect caftan— it dresses up pool/beach attire, and it’s perfect for a beach bash, pool party or a poolside lunch. This is a great investment piece and a summer wardrobe staple. I love the price (and comfort) of this strapless cover-up from Target. This particular frock has been available there for the past three years, and it comes in so many colors. It’s my go-to cover-up on those really hot days! After a long day by the pool or at the beach, I still want to look stylish and be comfortable. This strapless maxidress from the Von Maur juniors department is just right, and only costs $39! Last but not least, you always need a great hat, beach tote, sunglasses and, of course, your favorite sun block.” 47


SUMMER WORKDAYS Dresses: Madewell Morningside shift dress in royal blue and cheetah Shoes: Vince Camuto “effel” sandal, exclusive for Nordstrom and Tory Burch Savannah snakeskin wedge Cuff: Jules Smith via shopbop.com

JODI SAYS: “My summer work wardrobe can be somewhat challenging. As a pharmaceutical rep, I’m in and out of my car all day, so comfort is key during the really hot months. Dresses are my best friends, and these shifts from Madewell are absolutely perfect—breezy, colorful, bold, stylish and comfortable. Pair them with fun sandals and you’re good to go.”

MY FAVORITE SUMMER NAIL POLISH OPI “Care to Dance” via Ulta Beauty

SUMMER PARTY, DATE NIGHT, GNO Dress: Stark X from 8Fifteen in Broad Ripple Shoes (left): Vince Camuto “effel” sandal exclusive for Nordstrom Cuff: Jules Smith via shopbop.com Pants: Parker Devlin jogger pant via Saks Fifth Avenue Top: Anthropologie Shoes (right): Louise et cie via Nordstrom

JODI SAYS: “Whether you’re going out on a date or a girls’ night out, a great dress and a pair of floral jogger pants solve all of your what-should-I-wear dilemmas. I was so happy to find this very versatile dress by Stark X at 8Fifteen in Broad Ripple. It’s flowy, breezy and right on trend with the slight high/low hem and tie-dye print. I pair it with this Vince Camuto sandal for night, or throw on a pair of flip flops for a more casual daytime look. Another trend I love this spring and summer is the jogger pant. Talk about comfortable yet stylish! This pant is so sweet and feminine, but still maintains a bit of edginess. I’ve worn these to work with a black blouse and white blazer, and matched them with a casual knit top for date night. I also wear this pant with a black or white tank and my denim jacket.” 48 kitindy.com July+August 2014


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TRULY PRACTICAL + INSPIRED OUTFITS FOR LATE SUMMER We start summer with this romantic idea of a wardrobe that’s easy, comfy, lightweight, fresh—and still, by mid-July, every piece in our closets has about as much appeal as a burlap sack. Blame the cruel combo of heat and tempting fall clothes that begin to seep into stores, even though we’re months away from actually wearing any of them. So what should wearable everyday outfits look like this time of year? To your fashion kit, add these totally doable ways to look great any time of day, any day of the week. Spot-check your own closet to make sure you’ve got these heatproof outfits ready to go.

Styling and text by Erica Sagon Photos by Chris Whonsetler Hair by Katja Geisler of Salon Lofts Makeup by Kelly Oswalt


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Monday Q U A R T E R LY P R E S E N T A T I O N Give your trusty black shift dress a rest until fall. Opting for classic pieces such as a fitted jacket and structured dress in a lightened-up color palette is a smart move. If the idea of off-white freaks you out a little, think of it like this: The pieces themselves are the same reliable silhouettes you’d wear anyway. But instead of feeling bored in your usually dressy work clothes, you’re breezing into the conference room looking like you’ve mastered the art of polished summer style. Feeling confident? Great. Calvin Klein blazer, $89.99 at Macy’s Kenneth Cole silver-and-gold-tone stretch bracelet set, $40 at Macy’s Lace-paneled sleeveless shift dress, $89.99 at Loft Outlet Calvin Klein “Saffiano” tote, $222.99 at Macy’s

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THIS DOUBLE-DUTY PIECE IS ONE SMART BUY—A POLISHED TASSELED NECKLACE BY DAY, A COOL WRAP BRACELET BY NIGHT.

A LITTLE NEUTRAL BAG COMBINES TWO OF OUR FAVORITE TRENDS OF THE MOMENT—THE CROSS-BODY AND THE DRAWSTRING BAG.

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wednesday BOOK CLUB Skimming the last chapter of summer’s hottest best seller 20 minutes before heading out the door doesn’t leave you much time to get dressed for book club. Play off what you wore to the office. That sleeveless blouse that hid underneath a blazer during the day looks chic on its own with skinny jeans at night. Slip on a pair of sleek wedges, and then fish your wallet out of your work tote and tuck it into a smaller bag instead. Anne Klein sleeveless blouse, $69 at Macy's Bar III twisted chain wrap bracelet, $32 at Macy’s Vince Camuto “Janet” cross-body purse, $148 at Macy's Legging Skimmer jeans, $69.95 at Gap Factory Store “Hungup” wedge sandals, $59.99 at Nine West Outlet

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friday H A L F - DAY AT WO R K , T H E N VO L U N T E E R I N G AT SCHOOL Casual Friday and denim go hand-inhand, but don’t limit yourself to just jeans. A button-down shirt in chambray, that lightweight, seasonless denim, is a superstar when tucked into an easy, relaxed skirt that has a little swish to it. This summer, we’re smitten with the midilength skirt, a hemline that hits somewhere between below the knee and mid-shin. Conservative and chic—hooray! Chambray short-sleeve button-down shirt, $64.99 at C.Wonder INC International Concepts gold-tone cuff, $26.50, and M.Haskell braided bead necklace, $38.50, both at Macy’s “Luvletter” handbag, $79.99 at Nine West Outlet Printed midi skirt, $49.99 at Loft Outlet Rampage “Caligo” wedge sandals, $39.95 at DSW

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A MIDI SKIRT IS CERTAINLY A FRIENDLY SILHOUETTE, BUT IT CAN VEER TOWARD FRUMPY IF YOU’RE NOT CAREFUL. WITH A TUCKED-IN TOP AND A CUTE BELT, THE LOOK IS EFFORTLESSLY CHIC, AND YOU CAN ALWAYS WEAR FLATS INSTEAD OF WEDGES IF YOU PREFER.

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sunday FA M I LY B I K E R I D E AND ICE CREAM Yes, your stretchy yoga capris would do for an afternoon on the Monon Trail. But why settle when these adorable drapey pants are an option? They’re sporty, but you won’t feel grubby if you decide to duck into shops or restaurants along the way. A drawstring waist and cropped legs with elastic bands underscore the comfy, relaxed cut. Translation? These pants are summer’s version of sweatpants, but they’re far more stylish. Round sunglasses, $78 at C.Wonder Gold-tone earrings, $14.99 at Gap Factory Store Lucky Brand embroidered tank top, $89.50 at Macy's Drapey cinched pants, $29.94 at Old Navy Fossil “Abbot” backpack, $228 at Macy's

WORK THESE PANTS WITH EITHER A FITTED TANK OR A ROOMY—EVEN BOXY—TOP THAT FALLS JUST BELOW THE WAIST. AVOID LONG, FLOUNCY SHIRTS AND TUNICS, WHICH WOULD OVERWHELM THE LOOK.

NICE RIDE! This seafoam-hued cruiser by Electra is $249 at Bicycle Garage Indy, with two locations in Indianapolis and one in Greenwood. bgindy.com

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HerronMorton Place A Neighborhood Spotlight. By Tracy Line | Photos by Chris Whonsetler

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This hidden treasure is one of Indy’s finest. You may think it’s the beautiful park, Footlite Musicals or easy access to Mass Ave that draws in residents. In fact, it’s more. The people of Herron-Morton Place are a diverse, tight-knit group, making HMP feel like a small town, even though it’s smack dab in the middle of the nation’s 13th largest city.

Today Herron-Morton Place is a diverse, thriving district many people are happy to call home. Residents host numerous festivals, such as the Rock n Romp and Oktoberfest, in their local park (complete with an open-air pavilion and kids’ play area). In addition, the neighborhood association organizes a garage sale, home tour and much more.

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Bordering East 16th Street to the south and 22nd Street to the north, Herron-Morton Place encompasses the area between Central and Pennsylvania streets. The land was originally owned by Samuel Henderson, Indianapolis’ first postmaster and mayor. In 1859, Henderson sold the property to the Indiana State Board of Agriculture, which planned to use the land for state fairs. But after hosting just one fair, in 1861 the land was utilized to house and train Civil War soldiers. When the war ended, the area was again used for fairgrounds until it was sold to three home developers in 1891.

Morton Place, as it was then called, became an elite neighborhood for Indianapolis professionals, yet the neighborhood lost many homes to fire and disrepair in the mid 20th century. In 1983, the area was listed in the National Registry of Historic Places and interest in the neighborhood was reborn.

OLD MEETS NEW: Nestled among the historic homes on North Alabama Street lies this newer one (far left). The design and colors create a look that is both current and classic.

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COOL & CONTEMPORARY: The southern end of HMP boasts the addition of ultramodern homes to the neighborhood. Sleek construction adds a new flavor without betraying the time-honored ambiance of the neighborhood.

SERENE STYLE: A whitewashed fence, lush flower gardens and a cozy front porch give this updated home a rustic get-away-fromit-all vibe.

TRADITIONAL HOMES WITH FINESSE: This stone chimney, updated porch and black iron fence combine modern and classic design to create a timeless look. BIRDS OF PARADISE: Real baby robins have taken up residence on this neighbor’s front door wreath.

HOME SWEET HOME: Clean lines, structural details and classic style make this traditional home feel current. The meticulous gardens and sunny color add to its character.

CREATIVE OPTIONS: It’s good to have choices; this unique porch/patio combination offers just that. For large gatherings, raise the retractable screen wall and guests will flow from porch to patio. When it’s just you and your novel, lower the screen for privacy.


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MELISSA IANNUCCI PAST PRESIDENT AND MEMBER OF THE HERRON-MORTON PLACE FOUNDATION

Melissa Iannucci couldn’t be happier to live in HMP. “Never have I lived in a place with such a tremendous sense of community,” Iannucci says, “We have the most interesting group of neighbors.” An architect and owner of Trade Design Studio, Iannucci designed and built her home in 2007. She’s also done work for her neighbors, including kitchen and bath remodels, as well as complete home renovations. “I recently put a kegerator in someone’s house as part of a large kitchen renovation,” Iannucci says with a laugh. “I love working with clients; they challenge me to think outside the box.” Iannucci is passionate about the neighborhood. “The people who live here really care about the community and it shows in the events we hold, the way people volunteer their time to take care of public spaces and the way they take care of each other.”

Want a Peek?

Herron-Morton Place is offering a neighborhood home tour Sept. 7 from noon to 6 p.m. “The tour is a chance for neighbors to open their homes to people outside the community and give an inside look at what life is like in our lovely neighborhood,” Iannucci says. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold the day of the tour (visit herron-morton.org for details).

COZY OUTDOOR SPACE: Iannucci’s home features a disappearing glass wall that opens to a private courtyard. A fire pit and chairs add to the ambiance.

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PASSING ON HOPE GRATEFULNESS

BECOME YOUR OWN HERO CARRY A THANK YOU IN YOUR HEART BY APPRECIATING YOUR SELF AND OWNING THE GIFT THAT IS YOU.

Kathy McHugh is the author of Passing On Hope, a book of healing stories about her walk of liberation from the pain of the past through the transformative power of love. Kathy reminds others to “love your life” every single day, no matter what. You can contact Kathy at mchugh_kathy@ yahoo.com and check out her website, passingonhope.com.

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e are unaware, often unconscious of our resistance, our part in keeping the life we desire from coming to be. Knowing this, we must have compassion for our self and for others on this human journey. Each of us knows what we know, and our depth of knowing increases day by day until our last breath. No one consciously chooses the negative things that life brings, and I believe with all of my heart that we can’t keep the pain of life away, no matter how conscious we are. Pain is as essential as joy. All of us have had our asses handed to us in one way or another. The betrayals and violations from the past threaten to hijack our now if we let them, if we don’t recognize that we need to acknowledge and grieve them in order to untether our self and our energy from them. I have said for years that you have to start with “Forget it! Forget this! Forget that!” in order to get to “Bless it! Bless this! Bless that!” So when I live with an abiding thank you in my heart now, it has only been made possible through going places I didn’t want to go. This abiding thank you has been birthed from allowing my self to go into the raw truth of the emotions that surround events that have shattered me. Pretending it’s all good and using platitudes while repressing and denying the wounds that bind us keep the abundance, the pure goodness of life, from flowing through us and manifesting in the material world.

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If we are less than grateful for the gift of this life, we must examine and shine a light on the things we have avoided that rob us of the aliveness that’s available. Each moment informs, bringing opportunities to see how our choices, attitudes and beliefs create the life we live. Staying tuned in, be willing to look at your part and own your choices without judgment, as this will empower you to see that you are the captain of your ship and this is indeed your life. You can navigate your life asleep at the wheel or with eyes wide open, facing whatever comes, knowing you can find a way to get where you want to go. You can lock life out, shutting off the flow, believing that you are a victim of life’s unfairness, or you can become the victor, the hero in your own story. The invitation this day is to pause and take inventory, appreciating your self—all that you are—and owning the gift that is you. Writing out this inventory is a grounding practice and allows you to reread later, sipping in all that you are and reminding your self who you are when you forget. From this place of thanksgiving, seeing how wonderful it is to be you and what a privilege it is to journey this life as you, you will appreciate others and life at an unparalleled depth. You will carry an abiding thank you in your heart, not denying the crappy things or wallowing in them, but rather accepting what comes and looking for what it has to show you and teach you in order to free more of you to come out and play. m

Meditation Is your gratitude conditional? Are you withholding appreciation for life until things go your way?

Action Say thank you all day and feel the flow of life open you to the beauty that is ever-present.

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by Kathy McHugh


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Grilled Corn on the Cob PREP 8 min. GRILL 20 min. SERVES 6 INGREDIENTS

6 ears sweet corn 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper DIRECTIONS

1. Remove husks from corn. Rinse with water to remove silk. 2. Wrap each ear individually in aluminum foil. 3. Heat grill for direct cooking to medium heat. Grill corn over direct heat about 20 minutes or until kernels are tender, turning occasionally to prevent the corn from charring on one side. You can test if the corn is done by piercing a kernel with a fork. It should be tender and shoot out clear liquid. 4. Remove corn from grill. Unwrap. Serve hot corn with butter, salt and pepper. NUTRITION FACTS PER SERVING 187 CALORIES, 9G FAT, 5G SATURATED FAT, 0G TRANS FAT, 20MG CHOLESTEROL, 718MG SODIUM, 24G CARBOHYDRATES, 3G FIBER, 3G SUGAR, 9G PROTEIN. DAILY VALUES: 5% VITAMIN A, 9% VITAMIN C, 0% CALCIUM, 0% IRON.

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