Lifestyle


Entertainment // December 17, 2012 Let’s face it: with a nine-to-five, a budding business, side-hustles, gettin’ it right and keepin’ it tight and plenty of things to do and people to see; you don’t always have the time for TV. If you’re anything like I am – a TV lover, desperate for more hours in the day – your DVR is full and you have a growing list of shows…
Travel // December 17, 2012 Ah, wintertime. 8 years ago, I left Cleveland in search of a warmer climate. I never wanted to endure low temps again. Lake-effect snow? No thank you. Sun and sand? Yes, please! Growing up, winter was my only free time to travel. My trips had to include tropical beaches. Now, having lived in California and enjoyed years of almost constant sunshine, my pre-requisites have changed…
Women's Health // December 17, 2012 Every day millions of women mentally prepare themselves for the uncomfortable visit to their OBGYN for an annual exam. (Writer’s note: While a pap smear is only required every three years if they’re normal, I personally think an annual visit is still important as a general check-in with your doctor to make sure everything is OK and to voice any concerns you may have.)While…
TV Recap // November 5, 2012 “Margate Sands” is a bloody, sadistically violent cap on a season that already had its fair share of shockers. While I didn’t enjoy this recent addition as much as last week’s, no one can ever say the final episode of Season Three didn’t go out with a resounding bang.It opens with a cringe-worthy montage of bodies on top of bodies mixed with some brutal…
Music Playlist // December 3, 2012 "Numb" - Rihanna ft. Eminem -- This song is perfect to listen to while getting ready to go out.  There's not much going on by way of lyrics (she says "I'm going numb" for most of the song), but this song is really just all about the vibe/beat. My only complaint is that Eminem's contribution isn't longer.  “Daylight” - Maroon 5 -- I love…
Opinion // December 3, 2012We humans are so very unhappy. Regardless of the stage we may be in life, we always have something to complain about that keeps us from truly enjoying the stage of being that we’re currently in. In one sense, I guess that keeps us always moving forward, motivated to go to the next level. But on the other hand, it also keeps us from ever f*&%$#&!…
Fitness // December 3, 2012It’s amazing how holiday sales begin earlier every year. Well, if you are a savvy gal who is already looking to finish your holiday shopping, I have a few suggestions that most health and fitness enthusiasts will love.Core bag --Livewell 360 This bag is a favorite of mine (and I have a lot of them!!!). I have been stalking Live Well 360 on Twitter since my…
TV Recap // November 29, 2012 With evolving legal trouble and a slew of big-time gangsters always around, I’ve grown accustomed to Nucky Thompson being in the stickiest of situations, but I’ve never seen the Atlantic City bootlegger as terrified as he is in the latest episode: “Two Imposters.”  We open where we left off, with Nucky realizing that his wife was sleeping with the help. Margaret has left town…
TV Recap // November 20, 2012Last week I predicted my favorite Irish love affair wouldn’t end so smoothly – turns out that was an understatement. Considering this show’s M.O. – killing off top-billed cast members on a whim – I should have known that one of my favorite characters would eventually be gone. When Nucky opened a suspicious package delivered to his suite at 4 a.m. I shouldn’t have been…
Movie Review // November 19, 2012 It’s hard to believe that it has been 25 years since Michael Jackson’s album, Bad, was released. I may have only been a toddler at the time, but this album—and Michael Jackson’s work in general—shaped my understanding and appreciation of music long after its release. I remember my brother doing all of his moves in front of the TV (I gave it a valiant…
Fitness // November 19, 2012 What’s in your gym bag? Do you have what you need to make your workouts effective and maybe… dare we say it, fun? Here are a few items that we never leave home and head to the gym without:I love my glass water bottle, great for the environment and doesn't leach anything into the water. – Lindsey E.My ShowerPill athletic body wipes. A friend founded…
Lifestyle // November 19, 2012 Are you tired of spending money on food only to have it spoil before you eat it? Me too! Every year, American households throw away an average of 470 lbs. of food because of spoiling and poor storage. I don’t know about you, but 470 lbs. of food could feed me for a LONG time! Here are some ways to save yourself some cash when…
TV Recap // November 13, 2012Compared to last week’s explosive action, the latest installment of Boardwalk Empire is pretty tame. There aren’t any unexpected casualties or creepy scenes with Gillian, but Steve Buscemi is a delight to watch as Nucky teeters on the edge of complete madness (or maybe complete clarity) throughout “The Milkmaid’s Lot.”This week we find the Thompson family hiding from Gyp and his goons at a suite…
Recipes // November 5, 2012 I am a huge pasta lover, and I am always looking for new ways to jazz up pasta dishes with hearty, healthy ingredients. Last week I needed to make a “clean out the fridge” dinner. I had a half a can of white beans from an earlier meal, collard greens that needed to be eaten up and leftover canned tomatoes. And of course, I always…
Health // November 5, 2012 The holiday season is right around the corner. That means cocktail parties, cocktail dresses, and of course, the classic LBD. What that also means is you’ll need to gain the will power to "just say no" to your pants with the elastic waistband this Thanksgiving and in the weeks that follow. Here are few simple, easy-to-follow tips to enjoy your holiday eating and imbibing without…
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