Lifestyle


Lifestyle // August 26, 2013Each month this summer Lindsay Jones of Foodflirt.com will pick one ingredient that is usually overlooked and share her tips on how to use it. Spice up your dishes and your life by trying something new! Read the other entries here.When dining out, most of my scallop-loving friends are happier than clams to order an appetizer or entrée made with the marshmallow-looking shellfish, but when it comes…
Health // August 26, 2013For a woman, being well endowed is both a blessing and a curse. Although many may think it’s just a case of “the grass is always greener” and say they would kill for a pair of DD’s, I would gladly trade mine in. Sure, I can get great cleavage in anything, but good luck finding a bra that both fits and doesn't look like a giant…
Entertainment // August 12, 2013Twitter is great for a lot of things besides talking to yourself publicly – it’s also good for staying up-to-date on the latest craziness celebrities are putting out into the universe, seeing what topics are trending in different cities around the world, networking with contacts in your industry (or at least trying to), etc. My personal favorite use for Twitter, though, is getting a few laughs…
Lifestyle // August 12, 2013Vision boards have become increasingly popular as people find them to be an effective tool for brainstorming and planning. Women, in particular, have been taping and gluing their way to business ideas for years. And it doesn’t stop there. Some serious wedding planning, home decorating, and bucket-list-making have gotten done via vision boards. Bettyvision founder and CEO Julie Thorne Engels recognized the potential for this tool,…
Health // August 12, 2013Parenthood is the most rewarding job of them all. It’s something that most women look forward to their whole lives. However, more than half of all births to unmarried, 20-something women are unintentional according to the Knot Yet Report. Pregnancy and childrearing are things that you want to be completely ready for. And if you aren’t ready? No worries, MWM has got you covered. We’ve provided…
Entertainment // July 29, 2013Epic. This is the one word that encompasses the experience of Fruitvale Station.  This film grips its audience from the beginning and is so well developed and directed that it is almost unfathomable that it is a directorial debut and shot on a relatively low budget. As you are pulled into the story by the incredible realism, it almost haunts you to realize that Fruitvale station…
Lifestyle // July 29, 2013Each month this summer Lindsay Jones of Foodflirt.com will pick one ingredient that is usually overlooked and share her tips on how to use it. Spice up your dishes and your life by trying something new! Read the other entries here. There are basically two camps of people when it comes to eggplant—the uber lovers and the haters with a capital “H.” I’m convinced that the…
Health // July 29, 2013Ahh, smoothies. Who doesn’t have a huge Pinterest board dedicated to healthy “belly busting” smoothies? (No, just me?) Smoothies are a great low-fat way to start your day, a delicious pick-me-up after a workout, or a guilt-free treat at the end of the day. I love collecting new recipes, trying different combinations and reading about the benefits of certain ingredients. But how do you get started?…
Entertainment // July 15, 2013Soul artist Raquel Rodriguez is a Los Angeles native with a penchant for emotional vocal runs, a bright, driving style that will get your blood pumping, and for just being one of the ‘guys’. Rodriguez’s influences are a collection of both old and new school soul - from Sarah Vaughan to Adele -- and you can hear elements spanning the decades in all of her music.…
Lifestyle // July 15, 2013Ah, Belize. For me, this tiny nation with a population of less than 350,000 will forever evoke images of swaying palm trees, friendly smiles and sounds of the rainforest.I just got back from a nine-day Belizean adventure with my husband, and although my skin hasn’t recovered yet from the scorching sun, I am grateful for the chance we had to relax and learn more about this…
Health // July 15, 2013This story was originally published on BalancedStrength.com  Regardless of fitness level, everybody needs help as they embark upon their next level, in order to prevent injury, promote enthusiasm, and ensure continued fitness gains. Seeking the guidance of a qualified professional health and fitness coach is advised, whenever changes are being made to an already- or non-existing fitness regimen.In researching, then selecting, the most appropriate fitness and…
Lifestyle // July 1, 2013This story was originally published on The Los Angeles Post.Instagram has hands-down reigned the social media world in the past few years, its position solidified with the acquisition by Facebook, the release of the iPhone5 and the addition of video functionality.  Of course you’re following all of your Facebook friends and even a few big names, celebrities, and possibly a few bloggers, but Instagram has allowed…
Entertainment // July 1, 2013It’s officially “Yeezy Season,” and two weeks after the album dropped, the internet is still buzzing about Yeezus, Kanye’s sixth studio album.  It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard charts, selling 327,000 in the first week -- without any marketing.With so much buzz around the record, I was eager to give it a listen.  In a June interview with the New York Times, while discussing…
Health // July 1, 2013You eat right and workout frequently, thinking that it should be enough to keep you healthy. But then your friend tells you about her very stringent vitamin regimen and shows you the 15 bottles she picked up from GNC. You begin to rethink your diet. In today’s ever growing health-conscious landscape, nutrition is one of the largest (and most hotly debated) areas of health and fitness.…
Style // July 1, 2013You've got the glow of a soon­-to­-be mommy, or so people are telling you. You may not feel very different -- or your pregnancy may send you running to the restroom all morning. Either way, you are noticing your belly starting to protrude; and it wasn't from the extra toppings at Yogurtland. It's the new life that is growing inside of you. That's when it hits…
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