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Contents In This Issue

tyle &Beauty S 6 Teen Guide to Killer Spring Style 8 Nail Trends 10 Waxing the City

Wining &Dining 12 The Plaid Pig Café 8 Zoodling

Regular Features 35 SWLA By the Numbers 42 Who’s News 74 Happenings 82 Solutions for Life! 83 McNeese Corral


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Places &Faces 16 – 34 Cover Story: 3 0 - T H R I V I N GH I 36 On the Tourist’s Map S O M E T 38 Erin Entrada Kelly wins Newbery Medal 39 Taja V. Simpson 40 National Volunteer Week oney &Career M 44 Smart Moves for Your Tax Return 46 May the Workforce Be With You HR Conference 48 Protect Your Brand in the Workplace


Home &Family Homebuyer’s 50 – 62 Special Section: Handbook 64 – 69 Special Feature: NEWCOMER’S GUIDE 70 Easy Ways to Go Green 71 The Little Gym 72 Celebrate Screen-Free Week

Mind &Body

76 Decoding Your Doctor’s Language 78 What to Expect From a Personal Trainer 80 Gilette Named Director of Tennis at Gray Plantation

78 Managing Editor


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