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September 24, 2012 A couple of years ago I really started focusing on what I put into my body. I read numerous books on healthy/clean eating and I researched various diets, including raw food diets and vegetarian/vegan diets. Through my research I found a few “superfoods” that every diet seemed to be in consensus about.  Superfoods are foods that are so beneficial for you that you should be eating some of…
September 18, 2012 Caution: Spoilers ahead!Terence Winter, Boardwalk Empire’s creator, likes to kill off his most interesting characters with a shot to the head. In last year’s season finale, Nucky Thompson killed his protégé, Jimmy Darmody, this way; in this year’s premiere, it was psycho butcher Manny Horvitz’s time to go with an unexpected blast to the cranium.  But I’m getting ahead of myself here. Before Horvitz’s death (William Forsythe was…
August 13, 2012 At some point in your life, you’ve probably heard the term “BMI.”  But what is it?  BMI is a commonly used acronym for body mass index. It gives us a value that helps doctors determine whether you are in the appropriate weight range for your height.  BMI is the ratio of weight to height: BMI=weight in kilograms/height2 .  In other words, it gives us a specific number…
January 3, 2011Hollywood is a notorious boy’s town. Men both in front and behind the scenes consistently out-earn women. But don’t cry for Tinseltown’s highest-earning women entertainers. According to Forbes, they collectively earned more than $700 million during the last fiscal year. Still, these women didn’t earn their millions overnight. Whether it was by pure determination, or skill, these Made Women eventually climbed their way to the top of their…
September 10, 2012 I can’t lie and say I’m some crazy fashion connoisseur, or that I know the name of every high fashion designer. But hey, I can definitely appreciate the art and drama of the runway. I love clothes and hair and makeup; I love seeing an individual’s (or team’s) inspiration turn into a living collection of garments to swoon over.  So when I found out I’d have the…
August 27, 2012When I arrived in London for the first time this July, one of the things that immediately struck me was how music-oriented UK culture seemed to be. Sure, we all know the Beatles, Queen and Adele, but British music has deep roots beyond what’s considered “popular” or mainstream music.  Many times as Americans, we think of the Brits as being overly “proper,” tea-sipping ladies and gents, who would…
August 27, 2012Eleven months ago, I walked away from my corporate gig and became a full-time entrepreneur. The lessons I’ve learned since then have been numerous – build a support system of other solopreneurs, create a schedule so I don’t end up watching Wife Swap all day, stay organized. But the most profound lesson I’ve learned since becoming a full time life & business coach is to trust myself. When…
August 27, 2012You know who they are. They eat pizza in front of your face, licking their chops while you push around the half salad on your plate. They excitedly tell you about how they lost two pounds after a “very intense” Bikram’s yoga class with no regard for the two hours you just spent on the treadmill. They are the skinny b**ches. You have no idea how they do…
August 13, 2012 We live in an increasingly digital world and depend on the internet for work, at home and at play. You have to sift through a plethora of information and thousands of websites fighting for your attention when you want to find the best vegan restaurant in your neighborhood, or decide which new tablet to buy. Here are the top five most useful websites for navigating life in…
August 13, 2012 Every Olympic year the media highlights the athletes and the debauchery associated with the Olympic Village. The press weaves tales of baskets overflowing with condoms, cups overflowing with liquor and athletes who are in dire need of release after dealing with stress associated with the games. But there's one thing they rarely discuss: the camaraderie. Obviously sex, drugs and partying are far more sensational, and the media…
August 13, 2012 Unless you are one of the lucky people who gets to work from home, you probably don’t have access to your kitchen all day. Being away from the foods that you choose can be hard, especially when you are surrounded with office temptations, or low hanging fruit. A coworker brings in brownies; your boss gets everyone morning donuts or maybe that darn lunch cart keeps coming back…
July 30, 2012 You walk into the office Monday morning, ready to take on the world with your new outfit from the "Damn I Look Good" corporate collection... and then Here. She. Go. Little miss can't be wrong. Little miss my 'ish don't stank. You may also know her as The Office Mean Girl or as the woman who lives to make your day a living hell. But you are…
July 30, 2012 Anyone who knows me even semi-decently knows one thing: I. LOVE. Food. Culinary exploration is one of my favorite parts (and biggest expenses *sigh*) of traveling and experiencing new cultures. Stop number two in my travels across Europe was Ireland. My grandmother--although US-born--was 100% Irish by blood; so as I left Barcelona and headed to Dublin, I was definitely looking forward to learning more about Irish culture.…
July 30, 2012 If you’ve watched any late night TV you know that every other exercise infomercial claims to hold the secret to getting washboard abs… In 2 days or less!   I'm gonna go out on a limb and speculate that machines and workouts promising chiseled abs make up at least half of the multi-billion dollar weight loss industry. But, guess what? You can't spot train your abs. If…
July 16, 2012I write this article having just completed a nutritional cleanse. If you’re confused about what on earth a nutritional cleanse is, I can completely relate. Up until two years ago, I had absolutely no idea either, but then a friend introduced me to it and it was all uphill from there. I’ve been doing cleanses ever since. Yes, that’s right… I voluntarily give up my favorite foods for…
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