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Made Music // September 23, 2013 Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran are The Singer & The Songwriter. The duo’s California-folk whimsy updates the swinging sounds of the gypsy jazz of the 1930s and ‘40s; a style that even in its heyday marched to its own beat, so to speak. Garcia’s sultry and booming jazz vocals are the anchor of the duo. A choir singer from a young age, it’s no…
Health // September 23, 2013 Your best friend does it. Your little sister does it. Your next door neighbor probably does it, too.We're talking bikini waxing -- arguably the second most painful thing to happen to our lady parts next to childbirth. Once considered taboo, pubic hair removal is now something we don’t need to "beat around the bush" about; women from all backgrounds are pouring into salons across the…
Travel Blog // September 23, 2013 Go on Safari. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Lounge on the beaches of Zanzibar. Two years ago, if you’d asked, “What are you going to do in Tanzania?” I likely would have cited those three activities. When I finally visited Tanzania this past August, those items weren’t even priorities on my list. What was? Filming.For fourteen days, my biggest adventure was filming One Day I Too…
TV Preview // September 9, 2013 One thing that is good about the end of summer is saying goodbye to dull summer programing and hello to new hit programs and to the return of our favorite TV shows. So go ahead and set the DVR, here are the shows that we can’t wait to watch. The Blacklist 9/23 - 10pm NBCIf you are missing a great crime/drama/thriller in your TV…
Lifestyle // September 9, 2013It happens on Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights all across America. A typical scene of men staring at the TV, and only coming up for air to grab another plate of hot wings or high-five someone. Expletives get thrown across the room about a bad call from the referee, while you sit quietly pretending you knew that when the the commentator mentioned the “tight end” he…
Fitness // September 9, 2013“Why not?” I am convinced that this phrase holds a place in the personal mantra of every entrepreneur. Everyday, people brave enough to run their own businesses, push themselves boldly into the unknown. While it can be terrifying, there’s really little room for hesitance –because, if you think only of the possibilities for failure, you’ll undoubtedly forfeit your opportunity for success. Fitness expert Samantha Monus lives…
Entertainment // August 26, 2013 1999 seems like just yesterday -- until I’m reminded that it was, in fact, fourteen years ago. Fourteen! The Thong Song was a whole high schooler ago. Remember how huge Sisqo was and how he was going to be the biggest R&B star, well, probably forever (obvi)? I vividly remember watching his MTV “Making the Video”...yes, fourteen years ago. Sigh. Well, things didn’t quite turn…
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?…
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