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ENTERTAINER’S From a Housewife to a Hair Boss Featuring

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JOYCE GIRAUD,

CEO of Miracle Elixir Collection

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INTERVIEW

BENSON ROBERTS

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HOW TO BUDGET FOR YOUR COMPANY’S TECHNICAL DEBT

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Delicious Cocktails Created by Prohibition Creamery to Get You Through the Winter


CONTRIBUTING INFLUENCERS

Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD

Dr. Mik Kersten

Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD is an NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. a neuropsychological, developmental and educational center in Manhattan and Queens. Dr. Hafeez masterfully applies her years of experience connecting psychological implications to address some of today’s common issues such as body image, social media addiction, relationships, workplace stress, parenting and psychopathology (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, etc). In addition, Dr. Hafeez works with individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, attention and memory problems, and abuse. Dr. Hafeez often shares her credible expertise to various news outlets in New York City and frequently appears on CNN and Dr.Oz. Connect with her via Instagram @drsanamhafeez or

Dr. Mik Kersten is the CEO of Tasktop and author of Project to Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework. For more information, please visit,

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CONTENTS

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IN FLUENCE BEAUTY

22 | Reverse the Sun’s Rays with this

Non-Comedogenic Skincare Line

24 | Fall-ify Your Routine: Transitional

Skincare Tips and Tricks

26 | Finally, a Scientifically Proven Celebrity

Skincare Line that Delivers Real Results Robin McGraw Revelation® Featuring Dynamic Infusion Technology™ BUSINESS

38 | A Breath of Fresh Air

7 Ways to Refresh Your Small Business

42 | How a Book Can Grow Your Business FASHION & STYLE

50 | Made the Old Way. Sold the New Way.

FASHION EDITORIAL 84 | THE PHOENIX IN THE GILDED GARDEN

FEATURE 46 | HOW TO BUDGET FOR YOUR COMPANY’S TECHNICAL DEBT 142 | DO YOU SUFFER FROM PANIC ATTACKS? IF SO, YOU HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON WITH A-LIST CELEBS 150 | HOME UPGRADES THAT REALLY WORK

EXCLUSIVE FEATURE 14 | FROM A HOUSEWIFE TO A HAIR BOSS FEATURING JOYCE GIRAUD, CEO OF MIRACLE ELIXIR COLLECTION 32 | KEEPING UP WITH CHRISTINA ALMEIDA 78 | BENSON ROBERTS IS FORTUNATE TO DO THE WORK HE’S MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT

Featuring Tenth Street Hats

54 | Otero Menswear Offers a Virtual

Dressing Room Experience 62 | Introducing the Italian Footwear Collection El Vaquero 66 | Introducing the Luxurious Gift Wishlist from Kelly Wynne 70 | Aratta Warms up Your Winter with Fun Festive Season Looks 74 | Finally, 3D-Printing Clothes are Wearable HEALTH & WELLNESS

134 | 6 Tips for Seniors Getting into Yoga 136 | A Healthy Way to Work 138 | Eyeing Better Vision LIFESTYLE

146 | 4 Ways to Bring Classic Character to Your Kitchen 148 | The 5 Podcasts You Should be Listening to Right Now

IN NETWORK PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW

156 | Jena Draper 157 | Lillian Kellogg

IN SOCIETY 158 | Event Guide November 159 | Event Guide December 8

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The Entertainer’s

Guide 2018!

98 | The Art of Being the Hosts with the Most 99 | A HOST’S GUIDE TO FESTIVE SEASON GATHERINGS 102 | 3 EASY WAYS TO ILLUMINATE YOUR HOME FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON 104 | TIPS FROM AN EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF FOR SIMPLE FESTIVE SEASON ENTERTAINING

108 | The Art of Planning the Food & Beverages 109 | BOLD FLAVOR BOOSTS FOR TRADITION-WORTHY FESTIVE SEASON MEALS 112 | 4 DELICIOUS COCKTAILS CREATED BY PROHIBITION CREAMERY TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WINTER 116 | OLD FASHIONED WITH A TWIST 120 | PLAYA REAL TEQUILA IS YOUR FRUIT-INFUSED TEQUILA COCKTAILS FOR FALL 126 | The Art of Memorable Gift Giving 127 | FESTIVE SEASON HOSTESS GIFTS THAT INSPIRE COMFORT 128 | GREAT FESTIVE SEASON GIFTS FOR KIDS THAT HELP THEM LEARN AND GROW 130 | SHOPPING FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON? BOOK IDEAS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST


EDITORIAL CREDITS

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SALES & MARKETING Business Development William Jackson James Nelson

FOUNDER & CHIEF/ CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF / CHIEF CREATIVE DIRECTOR / CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER William Jackson Round Rock, Texas EDITORIAL TEAM Chief Business Officer William Jackson Editor-in-Chief William Jackson Chief Creative Director William Jackson Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Health & Wellness Editor Ingrid Garner Technology Editor James Nelson

Marketing & Public Relations W. Jackson & Associates, LLC

PHOTOGRAPHER BENSON ROBERTS

For Letters to the Editor please email: editor@influential-magazine.com. For Beauty inquiries please email our Beauty Editor, Kelli Ponce: Kelli@influential-magazine.com.

WRITING TEAM Contributing Writers Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD Dr. Mik Kersten Karen Weeks

For Health & Wellness inquiries please email our Health & Wellness Editor, Ingrid Garner: Ingrid@influential-magazine.com. For Technology inquiries please email our Technology Editor, James Nelson: James@influential-magazine.com.

Guest Contributing Writers William Jackson

ART & PRODUCTION Chief Creative Director William Jackson Beauty Editor Kelli Ponce Creative Services What Taller Gráfico Argenis Gudino José Luis Venegas Quintero Web Design The MOD Studio Contributing Photographers Katie Jameson Photography Nico Nordström Alejandro Osma Vita Zamchevska Website Administration W. Jackson & Associates, LLC

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR shall be signed with a full name; please include a daytime phone number, full mailing address, or e-mail address. Letters shall be no longer than 300 words. We reserve the right to edit all submissions. Letters may not be edited, added to, or changed by the sender once we receive them.

For public relations inquiries please email: pr@influential-magazine.com. Members of W. Jackson & Associates are BMI affiliates American Graphic Design Award Winning Magazine Recipient of the Lux Life 2018 Entertainment Awards for Best Lifestyle Magazine 2018 – Texas Recipient of the American Graphic Design Award Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Capital of Texas Awards Univision Communication Media Award Finalist

For general information inquiries please email: info@influential-magazine.com. Our mailing address: InFluential Magazine, P.O. Box 1307, Round Rock, Texas 78680 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the Founder & Chief Business Officer. All the rights of the artwork and photography belong to the Founder & Chief Business Officer.

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WARM WELCOME WORDS TO OUR READERS

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enjoy every single second of this time of year! For me, that includes the frantic deadlines at our magazines, the cooler Texas weather, folks who in general are much nicer and thankful, and the many opportunities to reflect on all the wonderful accomplishments of the past year. This year the InFluential Magazine family is recognized for several noteworthy brand and individual awards. One of which, I’m thrilled to announce, I’m recognized as a 2018 Class of Folio: 100 Honoree. The Folio: 100 list recognizes media professionals for the tangible impact they’ve had in their jobs, on their companies and brands, or on the industry at large. Although the Folio: 100 is truly an elite group of individuals, in a larger sense it reflects the innovation and commitment and excellence of tens of thousands of other magazine media professionals. Being recognized as a Folio: 100 Honoree, affirms the fact, with each edition, we’re doing something right at InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential. We strive to provide direct insight, resources, and direction into what is now and especially what is next. We’re thrilled to be recognized for constantly moving forward to achieve our goal to establish ourselves as the premiere and trusted sources of trends sure to impact the way we live, dream, and distinguish our world. As so many of us enjoy entertaining during this time of the year, we want to help you do it InFluential style. In addition to our customary departments such as Beauty, Business, Fashion & Style, Technology, we’ve expanded our Food & Beverage department to include Entertaining. The useful topics we bring to you in Food, Beverage & Entertaining will help you get through this time of year in style, while hopefully saving you time and effort! After all the goal, should be to spend as much valuable time with family and friends as possible right? Finally, I’d like to take a moment to thank each of you for your support of our community and InFluential Magazine,

Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential. We wish you and your family all the best this festive season! Fondly,

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FROM A HOUSEWIFE TO A HAIR BOSS

FEATURING

JOYCE GIRAUD

CEO OF MIRACLE ELIXIR COLLECTION

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JOYCE GIRAUD, FORMER MISS PUERTO RICO AND STAR OF THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS, IS ON A MISSION TO BRING YOUR HAIR BACK TO LIFE. BORN AND RAISED IN PUERTO RICO, JOYCE GIRAUD WAS BROUGHT UP BY A SINGLE MOTHER, PROVIDING HER FROM AN EARLY AGE WITH THE APPRECIATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF FEMALE EMPOWERMENT AND WHAT IT TRULY MEANS TO BE A ROLE MODEL.

Giving back is key to keeping us grounded. I work with many charities, but I’m extremely passionate about my work with the children’s charity UNESCO Foundation for Children in Need.

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oyce shares how she went from a housewife to a hair boss!

William Jackson: How did you get your start in the fashion and beauty industries? Joyce Giraud: At 16, I was discovered at my job in a fast food restaurant by a photographer. Shortly thereafter, I starred in numerous campaigns, commercials and magazine covers and was eventiually drawn to beauty competitions. As I modeled, I was able to finish my two Bachelor of Arts degrees at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico by the age of 19 — one in Social Work and one in Special Education. William: What are some of your most recognizable achievements in the entertainment industry? Joyce: After being crowned Miss Puerto Rico and placing as the second runner-up in the Miss Universe Pageant, I went on to pursue a career in entertainment. As an actress, I have been in films such as The Girl with the Dragon and in TV series including Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. In 2013, I joined the cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where I received Bravo’s “Loveliest Locks” award, which inspired me to create the hit Latin show Rica Famosa Latina and its companion talk show Rica La Noche. William: What led you to create your own hair care line? Joyce: Throughout my travels, I made it my passion to hunt for the best and most unique products pertaining to beauty. It was in these exotic destinations that I discovered the amazing remedies of organic miracle oils. Eventually, the Miracle Elixer Collection was born. NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

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Highlights of Miracle Elixir Collectio

Each product in Joyce Giraud’s Miracle Elixir Collection contains 100% Maracuyá, Argan and Moringa. The line is free of sodium chloride sulfate and gluten, cruelty-free and made in the

William: What makes the line so unique? Joyce: I created this line to provide women with the same plethora of miracle oils that I grew up using in Puerto Rico and sourced from around the world so they can look and feel their very best. The foundation of all Miracle Elixir products are the four oils of Buruti, Moringa, Argan and Maracuyá. The line is free of sodium chloride, phosphate, paraben, sulfate and gluten, cruelty-free and made in the USA. William: What product from your line gives your hair that amazing shine? Joyce: The Leave-in Miracle treatiment is truly amazing. It leaves your hair silky and shiny while protecting it from breakage and damage. It helps replenish moisture, softens and smoothes hair, helps with tangles and split ends and helps tame frizz. It is my go-to! William: What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned throughout your career? Joyce: Giving back is key to keeping us grounded. I work with many charities, but I’m extremely passionate about my work with the children’s charity UNESCO Foundation for Children in Need (YOU Foundation for Children in Need). After recognizing the great platform that pageants provided me, I created the international beauty pageant called Queen of the Universe so that other women can promote their charity work and pursue their life’s goals. Because of my work with Queen of the Universe, I was able to open my first school with the YOU Foundation for Children in Need in Senegal, Africa. I firmly believe education should be a natural-born right.

Pure4 Ultra-Nourishing Gold Hair Serum Give your hair the gift of gold! This serum helps seal split ends, provides softness to your hair and helps prevent frizz. Suitable for all hair types who want a nourishing hair serum with Joyce’s 4 oils; $29.50.

Miracle Pure 4 Oil Blend Suitable for all parts of the body, this oil comprised of Maracuyá, Buriti, Moringa and Argan, boasts some of the world’s best oils for your face and body. These organic oils will nourish and provide softness to your skin; $29 for 1 fl. oz.

Dry Oil Shine Mist Looking for extra shine in your hair? Joyce’s shine mist will add shine and protection from blow drying. It helps minimize frizz, smoothes coarse hair, is infused with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and helps seal and protect hair color; $29.

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2-Minute Miracle Hair Mask Quench your thirsty tresses in 2 minutes! Joyce’s mask is packed with nutrients to deeply hydrate and revitalize your hair. This rich blend of oils helps nourish and recover the appearance of your hair’s shine and manageability. In as little as 2 minutes, this mask revitalizes your strands. It’s formulated for all hair types with the most luxurious oils and zero harsh chemicals. This color safe formula keeps your strands looking vibrant, silky, soft, shiny and nourished; $29.

Miracle Elixir Moisture & Shine Shampoo This tropical-scented shampoo is formulated to hydrate your scalp and hair. It gently cleanses, protects color and transforms your strands for everyday use. It also replenishes moisture and restores strength, leaving your hair healthy and shiny; $24.

Miracle Elixir Nourishing Conditioner This conditioner restores moisture, detangles knots and provides shine for all hair types. It hydrates, revitalizes, nourishes dry, and protects hair from frizz; $24.

Leave-in Miracle Joyce’s leave-in miracle treatment leaves your hair silky and shiny while protecting it from breakage and damage while still using Joyce’s Pure4 oils. It helps replenish moisture, softens and smoothes hair, helps with tangles and split ends and helps tame frizz; $33.

Ultimate Hair Strength Supplements With an incredible re-order rate of 64% by the thousands of customers who have purchased Miracle Elixir’s Ultimate Hair Strength Supplements, the product’s feasibility speaks for itself. Priced at $120 for 90 days of supplements, these hair supplements have provided both women and men with healthier hair, nails and skin; $50 for 30 day supply. l

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REVERSE THE SUN’S RAYS WITH THIS NON-COMEDOGENIC

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DEVELOPED IN LOS ANGELES, HELLCAT MAGGIE’S IS THE FIRST WHOLE-PLANT CBD SKINCARE LINE IN THE US TO USE ORGANIC, NON-COMEDOGENIC INGREDIENTS. THE SKINCARE LINE IS MADE SPECIFICALLY TO TREAT PROBLEMATIC COMPLEXIONS FROM ACNE, SUN DAMAGE, AND SENSITIVE SKIN.

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fter suffering from bad skin for years, Maggie Glover, founder of Hellcat Maggie’s, teamed up with her dermatologist and aesthetician to curate a list of ingredients to soothe skin. Maggie happened to do marketing for a CBD-related client at the time, so naturally, she became educated in the plant’s healing properties and applications. She began pouring over all the clinical trials with effects on CBD and acne. After more research, she realized most products on the market were missing those critical ingredients, and instead included poreclogging materials. Because of her research, Maggie created a product she needed to fix her own skin - one that used CBD and did away with

all the nasty inactive ingredients found in many other skincare lines. Hellcat Maggie’s works directly with farms to infuse whole-plant CBD into clean, skin-soothing ingredients - all of which now make up an entire skincare regimen. With no comedogenic (pore-closing) ingredients, and the multitude of benefits of whole-plant CBD, Hellcat Maggie’s is fully prepared to clear skin and chakras. The line, introduced in early October, consists of a CBD cleanser, a face oil moisturizer, a spot treatment, a clay mask, and a crystal/ rose quartz/amethyst roller ball crystal clearing serum. Learn more about Hellcat Maggie’s at www.hellcatmaggies.com. l

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all’s cooler temperatures and lower level of humidity can lead to an uptick in dry skin and overall skin health changes. Researchers found that climate factors have the potential to influence skin health, especially skin’s moisture levels and textures, and that consumers should alter their skincare from season to season. Fortunately, there are several ways to smoothly transition your skincare regimen to fall without overhauling your entire beauty product collection. Here are five simple tips to consider to correct any summer damage and prepare your skin for the upcoming colder months: Switch up your cleanser: With a decrease in sunlight and heat, our skin produces less oil. With that

change, it is important to choose a cleanser that does not completely strip the skin of its natural oils. During the summer months, gel and foaming cleansers are great for a deep cleanse, however these may cause the skin to dry out in the fall. The key is to choose a new cleanser based on your skin type and how it reacts to different weather conditions, such as a sulfate-free or lotion-based alternative. Don’t skip out on the toner: In addition to switching up your cleanser, it is also best to opt out of using alcohol-based toners. Alcohol-based products can be too drying in the cooler months. Instead, try incorporating a toner made with witch hazel or glycolic acid to help keep oil production to a minimum but also reduce blemishes and blackheads.

Invest in a personalized serum: To help transition your skin, focus on serums that help even skin tones, replenish hydration levels and enhance radiance. The Artistry brand by Amway recently created Artistry Signature Select Personalized Serum, a completely customizable serum solution equipped with the amplifiers needed to address skin concerns found across seasons. This serum uses Power Infused Technology — airtight packaging that becomes pressurized with nitrogen to infuse the concentrated skincare formulas into the base serum, ensuring the ultimate potency and freshness of each unique serum. Like with other skincare products, each customer has unique concerns and should consider what formulation would work best for them during these autumn months.

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Purchase a humidifier: Boost the hydration in your living room or bedroom of your home by adding your own moisturizer with the help of a humidifier. Since you’ll probably be spending plenty of time indoors with the heat on, this can help provide much-needed moisture to the air, but also help with your skin health. Don’t neglect the SPF: Sun damage can occur even in short periods of sun exposure year-round. It is important to continue to protect your skin by applying sunscreen each morning as part of your routine. UV rays can be present even in the coldest months of the year, so continue using an SPF of at least 30 or higher — especially on your hands. Seasonal weather changes can create change in the skin. If you follow these skin tips and slightly alter your skincare routine, you can keep it looking and feeling its best. (BPT) l

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NUMEROUS SKINCARE COMPANIES EXIST WITH A CELEBRITY SPOKESPERSON. MANY OF THESE CELEBS ARE MERELY THE FACE OF THE PRODUCT. ROBIN MCGRAW, WIFE OF BELOVED TALK SHOW HOST DR. PHIL, PHILANTHROPIST, TWO-TIME NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, AND FOUNDER AND CEO OF ROBIN MCGRAW REVELATION® IS MORE THAN A FACE TO FRONT A PRODUCT LINE.

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FINALLY, A SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN CELEBRITY SKINCARE LINE THAT DELIVERS REAL RESULTS

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obin has worked closely with chemists for years and each product has been custom-crafted to utilize the highest-quality, most potent active ingredients, along with cuttingedge technology. Products are void of harmful sulfates, mineral oil, parabens and chemicals. As with all Robin McGraw Revelation products, there is no animal testing. Many of the products are powered by their patent pending Dynamic Infusion Technology.™

and vitamins to the skin 26 times faster* than traditional skincare to visibly smooth, tighten, and lift the eyes, face, and neck. Packed with five unique peptides, each designed to target multiple skin concerns

Following are three products for under $120.00 in total that address every aging concern for the eyes, face, and chest. What’s more, all of the products mentioned have maintained a 5 gold star review on her site. As Robin says, “I want to encourage women to put themselves first, understand that they deserve to embrace their own beauty, health and happiness, to know they must take care of themselves so they can take care of those they love.”

Featured Ingredients: Argireline: Works similarly to Botox to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles without the injection Syn-Coll: Boosts volume and aids in natural collagen production Syn-Tac: Smooths fines lines and wrinkles while nourishing skin and helping to stimulate elastin Syn-Hycan: Firms and lifts sagging skin Snap-8: Works with argireline to target deep-set wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes Rich in omega-3, natural antioxidants like acai fruit extract and perilla seed oil protect against cell degradation while soothing and rejuvenating skin.

OMG! Is This Really Me? Instant Face Shaper

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Key Benefits:

Targets: Fine lines and wrinkles in the neck and décolleté areas Loss of skin firmness and elasticity from the chin to the chest Crepey, sagging skin Dark spots and discoloration

Fast-acting formula of high performance ingredients. A patent-pending Dynamic Infusion Technology™ transports peptides, antioxidants,

Powered by their innovative Dynamic Infusion Technology™, this formula delivers a potent blend of five skin-smoothing, anti-wrinkle

Targets: Fine lines and wrinkles Loss of firmness and sagging skin Dull, tired skin

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peptides and hyaluronic acid deep into the skin faster than traditional skincare* to hydrate as well as visibly lift, firm and smooth skin’s appearance for a more sculpted silhouette. This luxuriously lightweight cream also features jojoba esters with moisturizing vitamins A, D, and C, plus free radical blocking, anti-aging vitamin E-rich sunflower seed oil to


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provide intense healing and hydration without the sticky after feel. Key Benefits: Delivers high performance ingredients deeper into the skin for real results. Their patent-pending Dynamic Infusion Technology™ transports anti-aging ingredients beneath the skin’s surface to effectively firm, tone, and lift the jawline, neck, and décolleté areas. Provides tightening action where you need it most.

Potent peptides—like argireline, which works similarly to Botox— help your skin naturally boost collagen production to promote elasticity and smooth neck lines. Hydrates and plumps parched skin. Longer lasting, large molecule hyaluronic acid penetrates deep into the skin to restore moisture for a visibly smoother, youthful appearance, while jojoba esters and sunflower seed oil nourish and protect skin. Improves skin radiance and texture. Antioxidant properties in Vitamin C correct discoloration and support natural collagen for a brighter, healthier complexion.

Featured Ingredients: Peptide Complex: Penetrates the skin and helps boost natural collagen production for a firmer, lifted look. Hyaluronic Acid: Replenishes moisture in the skin for a visibly smoother, youthful appearance. Jojoba Esters: Provide deep hydration to soften and improve skin’s elasticity, while vitamins and minerals nourish and protect skin. Sunflower Seed Oil: Rich in vitamin A, K, and E, this natural emollient keeps skin hydrated and protects against free radicals.

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tired eyes, combining cuttingedge skincare science with potent botanical ingredients to improve skin at the cellular level. Dot Your Eyes is the first product formulated using our innovative Dynamic Infusion Technology, a proprietary chemistry formulation technique that allows optimal penetration of ingredients into the skin - 26 times faster than traditional skincare formulations. A unique five peptide complex reduces the appearance of puffy eyes, dark circles, and fine lines while assisting in natural collagen production to tighten puffy and sagging skin. Key Benefits: Promotes increased collagen production to tighten and firm around eyes. Smooths fine lines and wrinkles while reducing eye bags and under eye circles. Rejuvenates the look of tired eyes and restores a youthful appearance. Assists in the reduction of glycation, a major factor in skin cell aging. Replenishes and moisturizes parched skin with natural lipids. Reduces the appearance of puffy eyes, dark circles and fine lines. Powerful combination of cuttingedge skincare science and potent botanical ingredients.

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AS A FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY, CHRISTINA ALMEIDA FOUNDED PILDORA ENTERPRISES LLC., IN FEBRUARY 2018. PILDORA IS A CREATIVE, INNOVATOR DRIVEN, GLOBAL EVENTS AND PRODUCTION STARTUP THAT DEVELOPS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT CENTERED ON ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLINESS AND SOCIAL IMPACT. EACH PRODUCTION IS CHOREOGRAPHED HOLISTICALLY TO CONNECT THE AUDIENCE TO THE ENTERTAINMENT. ULTIMATELY, CHRISTINA’S GOAL IS TO INSPIRE HER AUDIENCES TO LIVE MORE SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES BY EXPOSING THEM TO ENGAGING, LUXURIOUS AND ACCESSIBLE TECHNIQUES TO DO SO.

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CHRISTINA ALMEIDA I n her productions with Pildora, Christina applies her unique skill set from her master’s in strategic design, from Parsons The New School. Pildora takes a new approach to event planning through a strategic design lens. At Pildora, they take a Human Centered Design (HCD) approach to develop start-to-finish high end unforgettable experiences integrating art, music, dance, fashion and content production surrounding sustainability. Christina and Pildora takes all stakeholders; including the environment and surrounding neighborhood into consideration for all aspects of development, and the process leading up to, during and after the event.

Christina has lived in several countries around the world, including France and Mexico, and continues to build and maintain international relationships. Her mission with Pildora is to build a large global network of sustainable individuals, brands and companies. She firmly believes, only together we can create positive impact. I’ve learned Christina has a very busy and productive life, yet she’s consistently able to accomplish so many noteworthy goals. How does she succeed? Here’s how, in her own words.

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On her mornings: I believe morning rituals are incredibly important. For me that includes waking up early and taking time to check in with myself. Before looking at my phone or emails and letting the world in, I check in with my world. I sit with my two dogs, drink my tea, and listen to my thoughts before heading to my morning yoga practice or gym workout. On getting dressed: When getting dressed I always try to wear something I haven’t worn in a while. I love digging up an old piece of clothing that brings back memories of times previously worn, making each item special to me. On coming up with new inspiring ideas: I love taking inspiration from everyday life and talking to people. From this I gather my thoughts through journaling. Journaling is just one of my many tools. I also like to create mind maps and clusters where I group ideas and thoughts together that overlap, which then lead me to new ideas. On office life: Office life is very modern and flexible. We find cool spaces to meet like shared work spaces such as Soho House or a new coffee shop. This allows for our creative team to never get bored and to find inspiration through working together. I often organize work adventures, like sustainable store visits through Brooklyn, where the whole team networks and learns together, finishing with organic drinks, and a recap of our day’s findings.

On assistants: Assistants are a crucial part of success. I’ve learned delegation and teaching are two important parts of leadership. Every day I try and teach my assistants something from my experiences while listening to theirs as well. We don’t have a strict hierarchy in the company. We’re all here together learning from each other.

I love taking inspiration from everyday life and talking to people. From this I gather my thoughts through journaling. Journaling is just one of my many tools. I also like to create mind maps and clusters where I group ideas and thoughts together that overlap, which then lead me to new ideas.

On keeping a schedule: I was a born planner. So, I’m constantly organizing, scheduling and rescheduling, as this comes as a second nature to me. However, it’s often something I keep track of in my head. To help my team, keep up with me I use Google calendar and scheduling.

On traveling: Each time I take a trip I’m forever changed as I’m taken outside of my comfort zone and exposed to new people and ambiences, deepening my level of empathy and understanding for our beautiful world. Traveling has been critical in my evolution. On nighttime routines: At night I love to cook. I often try out new recipes while dancing to my favorite playlist of songs. There’s something about the art of cooking fresh foods and ending my work day that makes me want to release my energy through movement. This release helps me shake off the day and settle my thoughts as I finish my dinner, wash my face, and curl up with my dogs in bed and journal before falling asleep.

On staying calm: Journaling and yoga have been two pivotal tools in my life on staying calm. In my role as an entrepreneur and CEO, I often have moments where my energy is thrown off and I feel like I’m about to break. These are the moments where I use my tools and choose to be conscious and aware of my feelings. Instead of pushing my feelings away, I allow myself to feel. On the best advice she’s ever been given: Be present.l

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SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS MODELS TEND TO HINGE ON DELIVERING WHAT CONSUMERS NEED, WHEN THEY NEED IT – A MOVING TARGET THAT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO ATTAIN. AS YOUR CONSUMERS’ WANTS AND NEEDS CONTINUE TO EVOLVE, CONSIDER THESE WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR BUSINESS WITHOUT OVERHAULING CORE PRINCIPLES. Reset short-term goals. Get to the root of the reasons you’re looking to refresh in the first place. Focus on what you’d like to change in the not-so-distant future and how you can accomplish it. Also make sure your short-term goals keep you on track for the long-term goals already established for your business. Refresh online materials. In today’s digital world, consumers have high

expectations. Maybe your website is outdated, can’t keep up with traffic or, worse, is nonexistent. Freshen things up with a redesign or even just slight tweaks to make it easier for customers to navigate. For a simple solution, consider adding a blog section where new content can be posted weekly or monthly to give customers a reason to return and to help build your search engine ranking for specific keywords.

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Rethink storefronts. To help consumers make the most of their time, small business owners are partnering with other businesses to include their services under the same roof. For example, The UPS Store has a re-engineered model that exists within other retailers, such as pharmacies, hardware stores or grocery stores, that still provides all the services consumers would find at a traditional store. “Our store-in-store model offers a smaller footprint store that still provides all of the services people need,” said Chris Adkins, vice president of franchise and business development with The UPS Store. “This is an opportunity for an existing business to set itself apart from the competition and offer added value to customers as a one-stop shop, where customers can conveniently take care of multiple tasks at once.” With customer convenience also in mind, the model also includes updates in traditional stores to incorporate technology and other contemporary elements, including features like smart lockers, digital signage, print consultation workstations and selfservice options available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replace outdated strategies. If your business has been in operation for a while, there’s a chance your previously successful marketing strategies may be a bit out of touch. Consider your target audience and the ways you’re most likely to reach

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those consumers. For example, social media is a must to keep up with competition and there are ways you can amp up your strategy in the ever-evolving social space. Whether it’s posting short factoids, long-form information, links to online content or simple images of your products, it can be a productive way to reach your audience. Reconnect with consumers. If overhauling marketing strategies or diving headfirst into social media seems like a stretch for your small business, start small. Simply reconnecting with loyal customers may be just what’s needed to rejuvenate the buzz surrounding your company. Try holding a contest for the best customersubmitted content to use online or create a giveaway for a randomly chosen commenter on your latest social posts. These types of online conversations can attract consumers who may have been previously unaware of your goods or services. Revive printed materials. Business cards, flyers, banners, posters, newsletters and any other type of printed materials may be the first impression potential customers have of your company. Using professional, well-designed printed items to let customers know what you do, like those available through The UPS Store, can convey the correct message to consumers that your products or services can meet their needs. Whether you think slight tweaks to your current materials will

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suffice or a more drastic redesign is necessary, it can help to ask friends, neighbors and even current clients and customers how they feel about the materials you’re using. Pay attention to layout, headlines, colors, white space and even font choices. Rebrand your business. It may sound like a lot of work, and it certainly can be, but rebranding


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How Retailers Can Put Convenience First In the race to nab consumers’ attention (and dollars), retailers need to be increasingly creative. Some of the more successful efforts show that retailers must recognize the value shoppers place on convenience. Look for ways to boost convenience for your consumers, such as:

Considering different methods of •fulfillment. Retailers are looking for ways to get their goods to consumers as fast and easy as possible. Exploring technology like online scheduling for pickups, text messaging and other digital communications can make the buying and delivery process easier for customers. Multi-purpose business centers •expanding services and operating

your business doesn’t have to mean changing the company name or rethinking product lines. Simply updating logos to appear more modern or rethinking an overused slogan can give your business a fresh vibe. Remember that enhancing the look of something seemingly as small as your logo can make a big difference, especially considering that image is likely the first thing a

consumer sees when visiting your social pages or website. Even companies experiencing success should often weigh the pros and cons of refreshing certain business elements to keep things impactful for current and potential customers. Find more tips and ways to improve your small business at theupsstore.com.

in creative locations. One example is The UPS Store; the mainstay shipping services are still a major component, but a host of other options are available, from printing and design services to mailboxes and office supplies. Providing consumers with a one-stop shopping experience means less time spent shopping and heightened convenience. of honest feedback. •AsBehardaccepting as you work to make your business successful, it’s always possible there are blind spots. Listen to consumers’ wants, needs, criticisms and comments to learn where your strengths lie and where weaknesses can be fixed. (Family Features) l

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here are millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners today who would like to take their business to the next level. A writing coach can help both groups achieve their goals. “The right book -- a book that starts a conversation -- can do a lot to scale your business,” explains Annalisa Parent, chief executive officer of Laurel Elite Books. “I’ve worked with hundreds of writers, giving them the individualized attention, they need to achieve more and reach their goals and dreams, and increase sales and client volume. More importantly,

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they’re getting their message out there, and helping more people.” Most entrepreneurs, small business owners, and CEOs know that a quality business book can boost their future. They just don’t know how to get it done, especially in the context of their busy lives. Business growth is one of the many benefits that people get when they work with a right writing program, in addition to these 5 things: 1. How to turn an idea into a publishable piece. Millions of people have a great idea and want to become the authority who wrote

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Annalisa Parent helps entrepreneurs to finish, publish and sell their expert books. She is the CEO of Laurel Elite Books, a two-time teacher of the year nominee, and a recipient of the French congressional Medal of Honor. Annalisa writes for many local, national, and international publications, has written and produced sketches for a TellyAward winning television show. She has been featured on Huffington Post Live, CBS, Associated Press and Korean Broadcast Systems, as well as many podcasts and radio programs. Her book Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Outline and Revise your Novel without an Outline is a recipient of a 2018 CIPA EVVY Silver award for Best Business Book, a finalist in the humor category.

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the book on it, but they have no idea how to make it happen. Just like a soccer coach helps create better players, so too can a writing coach lead people to becoming more successful authors--or authorities-and reach their ideal audience.

5. How to leverage your book as a scaling tool. A client-engaging book not only starts the right conversation, but showcases you as the authority and expert, landing you top spotlight in the media to reach and help even more people.

can expand your reach and tap into larger audiences. Starts a client conversation. A writing coach can help you get the conversations started that will lead to your next book and growing your business.

2. An understanding of the publishing process. The publishing process can be daunting to figure out on your own, but with the right program you’ll have a personalized concierge to walk your way toward success.

“Some of the best stories and books have yet to be written, because they are still within the author’s mind. People are looking for, yearning for, the solutions to their problems. When entrepreneurs write the right book, they demonstrate that they are that unique solution,” adds Parent. “I work entrepreneurs to help them go from idea to sold. Entrepreneurs want a better business and a book can help them achieve that.”

Parent has coached hundreds of writers and has taught over 100 writing courses around the world. She works with fiction authors, as well as entrepreneurs. Her book “Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Write and Revise Your Novel without an Outline,” won the CIPA EVVY Silver Award in Best Business Books and earned a merit award in the Humor category. She has been a speaker giving talks on writingrelated topics, and she has been a guest on a variety of television, radio, and podcast shoes, sharing her secrets for how to write, publish, and sell your book. A Teacher of the Year nominee for her use of neuroscientific principles, she applies the same principles to her work with writes to help create confidence, writing flow, and success. She writes for many local, national, and international publications, and is a graduate professor of English at Norwich University.

3. How to reach readers and sell your books. Many people finally get their book in their hands, only to find they don’t know how to reach their ideal readers. This often leads to a garage full of books, and a world full of frustration. The right writing program can help you with effective strategies for growing your audience and reaching those people who will want to buy your book and tell their friends about it, too. 4. Inspiration and confidence. One of the most important things that aspiring authors need is a dose of inspiration and confidence. Becoming a published author is always risky, because people fear rejection after they put themselves out there. The right writing program will help you to overcome that hurdle in effective ways that will make you feel confident and ready to step out as the industry expert you are. .

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Parent also helps entrepreneurs who want to write a book to help grow their business. She explains that entrepreneurs can benefit by working with a writing coach in numerous ways, including: Visibility. A writing coach can help you get the visibility you need in order to advance your career and grow your business. Expertise. A writing coach is an expert at getting books traditionally published and can make it easier for you to understand the process and navigate it. Go-to source. Having a writing coach means you have a go-to source that will be there to answer your individual questions. Featured nationally and internationally. With a writing coach you

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COMPANY’S TECHNICAL DEBT WHILE “TECHNICAL DEBT” IS A TERM THAT’S FREQUENTLY USED BY TECHNOLOGISTS, THE IMPLICATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF IT TENDS TO BE OPAQUE TO THE BUSINESS UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE - JUST LOOK AT HOW NOKIA LOST THE MOBILE MARKET THAT IT HELPED CREATE. kWRITTEN BY DR. MIK KERSTEN

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he business and finance side of Nokia had the usual tools for assessing financial risks - but why do we not have an equivalent tool for the operational or existential risks when the debts come from the more intangible investment in technology? What’s Technical Debt? Technical debt refers to the refactoring “shortcuts” taken in IT to meet requirements like time to value (TtV) and speed-to-market. Technical debt is like cholesterol; the more it accumulates, the more it impedes the flow of value. Legacy systems are a perfect example of technical debt. We are all too familiar with that system that everyone dreads to touch and hopes that it doesn’t malfunction because any modifications to improve its business value will cost time and money. Yet the longer you wait, the costlier it will get due to lack of knowledge and support. Speed-to-market pressures also increase the debt – such as first-to-market, responding to time-critical customer needs, and faster customer feedback to improve performance and value. Compromises are made with the notion of dealing with the consequences later. Sometimes it’s as simple as realizing the technology or architecture chosen for a product is no longer scaling and needs refactoring. All these technical decisions impact delivery speed and must be managed to ensure any future changes or products are not delayed. Taking on technical debt is not necessarily a bad thing, if it’s

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understood by the business decision makers who put in place a plan for that debt to be paid down. Why Should the Business Care – Isn’t This a Cost that IT Manages? Technical debt additionally impacts delivery teams by bloating their work-in-progress (WIP) with neglected work. Neglected work can impact a team’s ability to focus and complete value-adding work. Less completed work leads to longer time to delivery, lower product quality, and less value, impacting customer satisfaction and business performance. How Can IT Make Technical Debt Visible to the Business? In a project-oriented view, where changes to IT systems are just another initiative, it’s difficult to prioritize and fund critical changes that will improve the speed of future changes. Yet software needs to go through a period of refactoring to maintain performance. A product-oriented view enables the business to understand how all work interlinks, providing the ability to predict and fix for the impact of technical debt. However, you can’t measure what you can’t see, so it’s crucial to make technical debt visible. The Flow Framework – a new way of seeing, measuring, and managing product delivery – introduces two metrics that help increase visibility of technical debt: Flow Distribution This metric shows the distribution of the different types of work that the IT team has delivered, such as value-adding work like features and functionality, and revenue-protecting work like defects, security related work. Yet the newer functionality they deliver, the less time they have to do the other types of work like defect resolution, working on security features etc. It’s important to keep an eye on what the levels are for technical debt in this equation. Has the level of completed tech debt work fallen in the

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Technical debt refers to the refactoring “shortcuts” taken in IT to meet requirements like time to value (TtV) and speed-tomarket. Technical debt is like cholesterol; the more it accumulates, the more it impedes the flow of value. Dr. Mik Kersten

last few releases? If so, it is leading indicator of more defects/delays in the future releases. In addition, the Flow Framework expands on the notion of technical debt to include infrastructure debt (e.g., data centers and servers), and debt in the value streams themselves (e.g., lack of automation). Flow Load Flow Load is a Flow Framework metric that shows the amount of work that a team or seat of teams have taken on. How much work do they have and what proportion of it is technical debt? Is there a lot of technical debt left in the backlog accepted but unfinished because new work is taking precedence? Accumulating technical debt on the backlog can have an increasingly negative impact a company and its products. Budgeting for Technical Debt There are two parts to budgeting for technical debt. 1) Correlating the impact of tech debt with value-adding work can help business understand its danger on the bottom line. Time and resources must be set aside every financial year to tackle technical debt as debt often accumulates due to a lack of funding and sponsorship. 2) IT and business should look at trends that determine an appropriate level for when appropriate action must be taken to “pay back”. It’s like the error budget in Systems Reliability Engineering that helps product development and system reliability teams work together on a level of unreliability that can be tolerated. If technical debt is not actively monitored, it will gradually impact the flow of value to customer-facing products. Neglect the build-up and a cardiac arrest is inevitable. Make sure technical debt is visible and measured so that the business and IT can team up to proactively tackle and reduce technical debt to ensure a healthy product portfolio that can sustain the business. l


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says: “It is really all about confidence, confidence in your purchase and confidence in your look.” Perfitly, founded by Dave Sharma, brings together two key technologies: a smart algorithm using five key body measurements to create an avatar that represents the shopper’s body, and a CAD-based proprietary system that accurately drapes each garment based upon Otero’s product specifications (design, patterns, fabric, etc.). Not only is the experience fun to use for anyone with gaming experience, the technology takes the “Will it actually fit?” question out of online shopping. As Dave says, “It’s the closest thing there is to trying it on yourself in the fitting room, but the experience is actually better, because you can try on every garment in the store effortlessly, and in minutes.” How it works: When a man enters five key measurements, Perfitly technology creates a personal avatar modeled to his exact height, size, and body type. He can then choose an Otero shirt and click between the options to see whether an Otero size Medium will fit better than a Large, or easily determine whether he has a Triangle or a Rectangle body type. Each garment’s technical specifications have been entered into Perfitly’s model, so they are scalable with accurate measurements, and the digital rendering is so detailed that anyone can see how a particular fabric will stretch against muscle and mass. This virtual fitting room experience is seamlessly integrated, so the shopper won’t have to navigate away from the Otero Menswear website to use it. Because Otero and Perfitly have the highest privacy standards, each avatar is encrypted and stored on Perfitly’s secured servers and is accessible only by the customer to see and control. Even Perfitly will not be able to identify their unique avatar. Once again, Otero Menswear is at the cutting edge of apparel design, pushing “a better way to dress,” to new heights with “a better way to shop.” Otero Menswear. Anything but Average. l

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WE’RE THRILLED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO EL VAQUERO, A LINE OF CUSTOM WOMEN’S BOOTS AND FOOTWEAR MADE WITH ARTISANAL FLAIR FROM REVERED TUSCANY TRADITIONS OF SHOEMAKING. THE DESIGNS HAVE DRAWN MANY CELEBRITY FANS INCLUDING ADRIANA LIMA, MADONNA, HEIDI KLUM, AND BEYONCÉ.

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KELLY WYNNE AND HER TEAM ARE THRILLED ANNOUNCE HER NEW FALL MIRAGE COLLECTION IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW! THIS NEW COLLECTION IS INSPIRED BY THE DESERT, BUT WITH A DEEPER THEME THAT CALLS OUT THE FACADE MANY PEOPLE LIVE BEHIND IN TODAY’S ONLINE WORLD. WITH THE MIRAGE COLLECTION, THE BRAND OFFERS 40+ NEW HANDBAGS WITH VARIOUS PYTHON PRINTS, ALL INSPIRED BY BEING AUTHENTIC AND BEING COMFORTABLE IN ONE’S OWN SKIN. EXPLORE THE THEME AND LOOKBOOK FOR THE MIRAGE COLLECTION.

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he also studied 3D printing at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Since graduating, she has never looked back. Confident that 3D technology is the most sustainable method of revolutionizing most industries, Julia is harnessing the transformational power of 3D printing for her fashion innovations. Her primary goal is sustainability.

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She is also keen to reduce waste and environmental footprints across the sector. Proudly piloting in a new era of fashion 3D printing Julia has debuted the release of, The Liberation Collection, the first ever 3D printed clothing collection for women. Though stunning in nature, many 3D printed collections released by other

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designers are known for using hard materials, with ultra-sophisticated designs that cannot be worn for anything other than photo shoots, on the runway, or fashion publicity events. Julia’s collection is a complete 180 from this concept and is distinctive in the fact that the pieces are not chunky, too futuristic, or unusual. Daviy 3D printed fashion collection is the first ever to be released within the


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JULIA DAVIY’S PASSION FOR DESIGN DROVE HER TO A COURSE IN DESIGN THINKING AND INNOVATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA DARDEN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS WHERE SHE TOOK A MAJOR IN DESIGN THINKING. kPHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF

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U.S. that not only uses the technology of large printing format but also displays a true everyday clothing look that is functional, fabulously delicate and wearable for women. The 3D printing process allows the fine regulation of thickness, shape, pattern, and color. Julia has mastered these techniques in the production of two 3D printed suits, and bespoke dresses and skirts, combining 2 different filaments for printing. “My main goal is to change the way clothes are produced. To evolve the clothing production industry and

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to turn women who buy clothes from consumers into creators with unlimited possibilities to customize.” States 3D Printing Fashion Designer Julia Daviy. “That is what we get with the adoption of 3d printing software and hardware technologies for the clothing industry. Besides working on making 3d printed clothes wearable and flexible, we are working on simplifying the software, so that it could be accessible to every woman, who wants to create or customize a 3d design of her e.g. ideal dress, and next - she can print it in our facility and this piece of clothing will be delivered to her shortly.”

Julia’s process is exceptionally different from those who have come before her as she prints each piece of clothing in 2-4 parts using large-scale printing technology. The majority most of her collection is printed on the industrial large-format FDM 3D printers using TPU materials. She is also experimenting with flexible resin and SLA technology which permits her to print complex design shapes easily with almost no postprocessing. Her predecessors in the 3D printed fashion game are known for printing with small-scale printers, cutting, splitting and gluing multiple times over, thus assembling their piece of clothing from many small separate parts. For Julia, her large printing format means a minimum of handwork and post-processing, with the highest-level quality of 3d printed fashion in the industry. She single-handedly produces all three stages of 3D printing herself. Including designing the pieces from scratch. Printing her pieces using large-scale technology, mainly using 2 technologies of 3d printing - FDM

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and SLA and assembling her clothing pieces using the tech of manual 3D printing, all without threads and glues. Highlights within The Liberation Collection include: The Polka Dot Exoskeleton Dress: Inspired by exoskeletons of sea urchins, Julia created a ready-to-3dwear classic dress with 3-dimensional polka dots, which are like the round barbed in the closer look. The Parametric Coral Pleated Dress: Inspired by sea reefs and especially by Fungia Coral, Julia

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created a dress, which despite its parametric structure and being 3d printed looks like a real wearable dress, good for cocktail parties or special occasions. The Parametric Skin Suit: Julia used the 3-dimensional pattern like a snakeskin and parametric lines of different height, inspired by the shapes of Fungia Coral and sea animal species skin patterns. The Pure Nature Suit: A white top and white-and-neon-green skirt. Here you will see a wide-use in architecture organic pattern (so-

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called Voronoi pattern). The suit is super flexible. Its lining made from premium eco-friendly fabric produced from recycled fishing nets. The Lace Mini Skirt: Meet the world’s first 3D-printed lace skirt. Inspired by the shapes of coral reef and a skirt from one of the most popular looks of Carrie Bradshaw, this skirt matches a wide variety of modern looks. The Fragility Dress: This dress was made from a peace (Ahimsa) silk organza fabric and was decorated by 3-dimensional


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heights. So, the skirt slightly changes the body architecture. “My fascination with 3D printing began in early 2016. At that time, I was increasingly concerned with the ethical and environmental impact of fashion on our world.” States Julia Daviy. “Issues of chemical pollution, energy consumption, material waste and the exploitation of animals are a huge problem for the fashion industry. In 3D printing, I saw a solution to these problems.”

pattern like spines of sea urchins, 3D-designed by Julia and printed on an SLA 3D-printer. The Parametric Black Ocean Dress: This dress is 3D-printed manually and is 3-dimensional and made from mixed filaments - flexible tpu and flexible biodegradable PLA. The elements of bra zone as the shoal of jellyfishes, and the shape of the dress is like a sea star body architecture. The idea of this dress is to attract attention to the problem facing the Oceans, such as overfishing, the killing of sharks

and other sea predators, dying coral reefs and massive pollution. The Black 3D-printed Bodysuit / Swimming Suit: The 3D-printed bodysuit and swimming suit in one made with a lining made from premium eco-friendly swimming spandex fabric (made from recycled fishing nets) is great for a party and for a pool. The Pink Coral Neon Skirt: The base of this 3D-printed pencil skirt is neon pink. And the 3-dimensional patterns are inspired by coral reef fishes are grey and have different

The 3D printing process has the potential to be less energy intensive and wasteful than existing clothing manufacture techniques. About one-third of all the fabric is thrown away. The cutting process wastes huge amounts of material, as patterns are laid out and waste material discarded. It’s simply an unavoidable part of making clothes from fabric. It is not an eco-friendly or environmentally sustainable model. Every year millions of animals are killed for their skins. The suffering inflicted by industrial farming techniques to produce leather is impossible to avoid. Julia’s first mission with 3D printing has been to create a replacement for leather. Her current collection includes one of the most popular items of leather clothing - a biker jacket - made from a 3D printed material that is not just as good as, but in many characteristics, far exceeds animal sourced leather. Learn more about Julia Daviy at www.juliadaviy.com. l

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ALEJANDRO OSMA MODELS KELLY SINGH (LEFT) AND CAMILLE KHALI (RIGHT).

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BENSON ROBERTS IS A CELEBRATED FASHION DESIGNER AND PHOTOGRAPHER ORIGINALLY FROM THE METROPOLITAN DETROIT, MICHIGAN AREA. HE GARNERED MANY AWARDS IN THE FIELD OF FASHION DESIGN IN THE 1980’S AND 1990’S. SOME OF THE ACCOLADES INCLUDE DETROIT’S BEST NEW DESIGNER, AWARDED BY THE METROPOLITAN, BEST DESIGNER AND FAVORITE DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, BOTH AWARDED BY ORBIT MAGAZINE, AND BEST DESIGNER, AWARDED BY THE METRO TIMES.

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enson developed name and brand recognition in the mid-western United States, as well as in New York and Canada, for his fashion shows and incredible theatrical presence. After a stunning summer as the headliner at The State Theater in Detroit in 1994, Benson decided he would relocate his business. For ten years the award-winning Atelier Benson/ Mange la Mode team was based in New Orleans, Los Angeles, and San Francisco; before settling down in Austin, Texas.

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With over 34 years in the apparel business, Benson can utilize his contacts and skills to bring any project from concept to consumption. It’s his goal to disrupt the current apparel infrastructure and to replace it with a new, greener, safer, and more profitable job creating culture. I’m honored to have had the opportunity to chat with Benson about everything Benson. It was aweinspiring learning more about this award-winning designer who happens to live in one of the greatest cities in the United States, and oh, who happens to also live in the same city as I do. We had an interesting and jovial conversation and I hope after you read our conversation, you too, will come away inspired. William Jackson: Tell me the most interesting facts about yourself. Benson Roberts: On one hand I’d tell you I’m no more interesting than the next man. On the other, I know I’ve lived a colorful life often at odds with the expectations one would have for an artist. I’ll start at the beginning; I was born dying and have had two near death experiences since then including one two years ago. Due in large part to these experiences, I’ve seized life by the throat and wrung as much from it as possible. William: How did you develop an interest in pursuing fashion design? Benson: In truth I don’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t interested in the idea and act of creating beautiful garments. As a child I cut up my father’s silk ties to create couture for my sister’s Barbie dolls. William: You have several successful years in the apparel business. Today, Atelier Benson/Mange la Mode is a well-known, award winning national fashion brand. Would you speak to me about the evolution of the brand? Benson: My brand has grown organically as I’ve grown and experienced life. I grew up in Detroit and so was influenced by a decaying city and multicultural people.


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The Motown experience also informed my creativity. My mother was friends with people like Stevie Wonder and “T-Man” of The Temptations, so music and musicians were very much a part of what I distilled. Having lived in so many places, I’ve picked up nuances from all of them and I pour those into the mix that goes into my brand. William: How would you describe yourself as a designer and what do you think of when you design? Benson: I’m bold and I’m daring. I’m a risk taker and rule breaker. I begin with classic couture techniques and then warp them to create the things I envision. Designing starts from an emotional reaction before the thinking part ever begins. I distill experiences from my life and hone them into a finetuned vision. When deep into the flow of creating a collection, I do focus on both the emotional landscape the garments will evoke as well as keeping in sight the fact it’s imperative the result of the collection is that I’ve made things men and women will want to purchase and wear. I’ve also discarded the industry’s obsession with “size” and have focused instead on “fit” and that has created a vast market for my work. I’m always happy to work with clients of any body type to get a perfect fit.

William: With the new economy, do you believe the idea of luxury has changed? Benson: I think both the idea and reality of luxury have changed. It has become far less accessible to the masses and so, more than ever, is desirable. Since the 1960s, when French and American designers competed at Versailles and the world was blown away by the American designers’ exceptional presentation, American fashion has become synonymous with luxury.

My basic inspiration has always been to create, for each client, garments that cause them to feel gorgeous, to give them a sense of empowerment in that state of feeling beautiful. At the very same time, being influenced by my environment absolutely does inspire different color pallets and cuts.

William: What is it that makes the fashion industry so interesting to you? Benson: Because of advances made in textile sciences, there’s always something new to learn and understand. There’s a never-ending challenge inherent in this industry. Every few years I can honestly claim to know everything that can be known about my industry and then some amazing person creates something that disrupts all the rules and I’m able to become a student again. It’s the learning that keeps me here and fully engaged.

William: Is luxury expressed differently in other parts of the world? If so, how? Benson: This is an interesting thing to consider. Yes, luxury is expressed differently throughout the world and yet it’s expressed in very similar ways. Each culture draws upon its own identity to create its concept of luxury. It’s the nuances and cultural background that dictates whether tailored wool or flowing silk is considered luxury. In very hot countries one would view a tailored suit as restrictive while in Norway, for instance, a flowing silk garment would be looked at as frivolous.

William: With respect to your sources of inspiration for your designs, are they the same today as they were when you started in the industry? Benson: My basic inspiration has always been to create, for each client, garments that cause them to feel gorgeous, to give them a sense of empowerment in that state of feeling beautiful. At the very same time, being influenced by my environment absolutely does inspire different color pallets and cuts. In the 80s and 90s everything was harsh, chic, and minimalist in mainly shades of black, silver, and other dark gemstone colors. Living in New Orleans introduced me to vibrant colors, patterns, flow, and extravagance with plenty of sparkle and sheen. Texas has inspired more constructed looks with evening suits being my new favorite shape to create with. NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

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William: I’m very impressed by how sure you are of what you do. Do you ever feel like, “Oh my goodness, I’m not so sure of this?” Benson: I’m always 100% sure of the vision and %100 unsure of how to get from concept to creation. Each time I approach my work it’s with a sense of wonder and adventure. The confidence comes from knowing I’ve done this for so long that no matter what the challenge inherent in a new piece; I’ve the skills and tools to find the correct solution. I’m also a ruthless editor of my own work and do not ever allow an emotional connection to an idea prevent me from axing or altering it. William: How do you describe the Atelier Benson/ Manage la Mode woman? Benson: What I can tell you about every woman and man who allow us to dress them is they live life on their own terms. They like luxury and are bold and willing to color outside the lines. They are just as comfortable at a rock show as an opera. They cocktail with movie stars and have tea with the Dalai Lama. To sum it up; my clients are dichotomies of their own creating. William: How do Atelier Benson/Manage la Mode designs cater to various clients around the world? Benson: We’re worn on red carpets in just about every corner of the world. We have been the chosen design house of a certain elite clientele for three decades. To cater to these people, we will have first built a solid relationship with them, we know what they want, how they want to feel in it, and what impact they’re trying to make in our garments. We always go the extra mile for our clients whether it’s through late night communications when they’re half a world away or creating something in an impossibly short amount of time and getting it to them in Glasgow for an event. William: How do you describe the signature/classic Atelier Benson/Manage la Mode style? Benson: I honestly try not to. That may sound trite but as an artist I do my best not to paint myself into a corner with my words. I think we are true to our two tag lines “Couture with a Twist” and “Fashion Evolution. Sartorial Revolution”.

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I’m honored you are showing this segment of the Collection. You’re showing works from The Phoenix in the Gilded Garden. I’ve been utterly mad about metallic fabrics lately and the gold tones have made themselves loud in demanding more of my attention. I’ve also been drawn, thematically, by the idea of the Phoenix which dies in fire and rises from its own ashes. These gowns are as much a statement of hope, in trying times, as they are about turning perspective forward.


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William: Tell me about the stunning fashion collection we’re featuring in our November / December edition. Benson: I’m honored you are showing this segment of the Collection. You’re showing works from The Phoenix in the Gilded Garden. I’ve been utterly mad about metallic fabrics lately and the gold tones have made themselves loud in demanding more of my attention. I’ve also been drawn, thematically, by the idea of the Phoenix which dies in fire and rises from its own ashes. These gowns are as much a statement of hope, in trying times, as they are about turning perspective forward. William: What aspects of the fashion industry, if any, would you like to change? Benson: Without hesitation I’d say the power that big box retailers have on designers and apparel production must be broken. We live in an age where they have driven a fast fashion economy which is dangerous to everyone at every level of production and which is ultimately damaging our environment. I’d also change the notion of seasonal fashion. I’ve personally done away with seasons in my work. Now there is simply “The Collection” We will drop maybe six new gowns on the market every month and six new suits. If it was available three years ago it can still be ordered. Fashion must become timeless again not something that is cycled every six months from closet to trash. Finally, I’ve worked here in Central Texas to begin the process of reshoring apparel jobs and I’m in the process of jump starting an apparel economy. In the 90s we sent 900,000 apparel jobs overseas in the name of fast cheap fashion. We must bring some of those jobs back home. That we absolutely must embrace diversity with the fashion and apparel communities. We must embrace it not only on the runways and in the atelier but at the very top. We must have people of color running magazines, heading fashion houses, and finally we must see the financial corporations that fund the entire industry led by men and women who are not white. We’ve got to stop paying lip service to the concept and totally embrace real effective diversity.

William: On a personal note, what are some of your favorite places to visit around the world? Benson: I’m particularly fond of the American West where there is cornucopia of surprising beauty to be seen. I’m also partial to scuba diving in Baja, California, I love Asia, especially Hong Kong and Macau, with its magnificent history and culture. Egypt and the Middle East are on my list of places to revisit as I’ve enjoyed their rich cultural influences on my work. I’m even now planning trips to Africa and Australia; two places I’ve never been. I need to find new experiences for distillation. William: What do you enjoy wearing during your visits? Benson: When I travel, I tend to go native where ever I’m visiting. I’m of the idea locals know best what to wear to suit the environment and climate. In Asia it’s simple tunics and trousers layered and often black or indigo. In the Philippines, while scuba diving at Cebu, I’m most often in a “Boluthoan”, a short men’s sarong, and barefoot. I also always take evening clothes for gala events if there are any on my itinerary and just in case I find my way onto a red carpet. William: What can we expect from Atelier Benson/ Manage la Mode in the future? Benson: We’ve spent the past three years quietly building our brand and supply chain, placing us on the precipice of launching a global initiative. I’m very serious about that “Sartorial Revolution” we plan to take the fashion industry and the emptors of fine fashion by storm. Expect total domination of the Fashion industry! William: What makes you happy? Benson: Being fortunate enough to wake up every morning to do the work I’ve so much passion for, watching children play, my dogs, and a good book. I’ve learned to truly enjoy all the minutes and the moments between those minutes. Thank you for taking the time to ask me such wonderful questions. I enjoyed being given cause to pause and think about some of the topics that you’ve touched on. William: Benson, thank you so much for your candor and enthusiasm. What an inspiring dialogue. l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

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GEARING UP FOR A BIG CROWD AT YOUR FESTIVE SEASON FESTIVITIES CAN PROVIDE MOMENTS OF EXCITEMENT, STRESS, FUN AND PLENTY OF OTHER EMOTIONS AS THE BIG DINNER DRAWS NEAR.

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his year avoid any nagging feelings of doubt with this step-by-step guide to prepare for large gatherings. Plan in advance. Even if you’re typically the last-minute type, the hectic festive season is no time to wait until a few days ahead of the celebration to throw meals and more together. Instead, be sure to put together a guest list and send invites at least a few weeks out. Take inventory of supplies like silverware, plates, serving dishes and any accessories you’d like to feature at the table. Make an outline of the food each guest is bringing, or, if you’ll supply all the food, ensure there will be plenty for everyone – don’t forget to consider special diets or allergies.


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A HOST’S GUIDE TO FESTIVE Make a list. Planning only takes you so far if you don’t write everything down. Once the menu is determined, list out what you’ll need to make the magic happen. Don’t forget to jot down easily overlooked items that can be picked up the day of, such as ice.Remember to thaw. One surefire way to make the big day a big disaster is to forget to thaw your main course. If you’re planning to roast a turkey – perhaps the most common centerpiece – remember it takes around a day to thaw for every two pounds of meat. So, for example, it could take close to a week for a 14-pound turkey to fully thaw prior to cooking. Prep the day before. There are many tasks (big and small) that can be taken care of the day before guests arrive, making the festive season less stressful for

hosts. From whipping up simple appetizers like dips to giving the house a thorough cleaning, there’s plenty of pressure that can be taken off your shoulders 24 hours in advance. If you really want to make the big day a breeze, consider cooking your main dish, slicing the meat and placing it in reheating pans one day prior. Create a schedule. No matter how far in advance you plan or how much prep you complete prior to the festivities, there will always be day-of work to be done. With guests coming in and out, it can be helpful to lay out what’s known as a “fire list,” which details times chronologically for when things need done, such as starting the oven to warm the turkey or simply remembering to lay out dessert following the meal. Find more festive season hosting tips and meal solutions at omahasteaks.com.

Butcher’s Butter Filet Mignon Roast Garnish 1/4 cup salted butter 1/4 cup duck fat 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 anchovy filet, minced 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1prepared Omaha Steaks Filet Mignon Roast In small saucepan, combine butter, duck fat, rosemary, thyme, garlic, anchovy filet and black pepper. Heat on low 3-5 minutes until fragrant. Remove from heat and serve over Filet Mignon Roast. NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

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Roasted Grape Gastrique Roasted Grapes: 4 cups assorted grapes (picked, washed, and dried) 1 tablespoon olive oil 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cinnamon stick nonstick cooking spray Gastrique: 2 tablespoons water 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 4 tablespoons water

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To make Roasted Grapes: Heat oven to 350 F. In bowl, combine grapes, olive oil, salt, pepper and cinnamon stick. Lightly spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Pour grape mixture onto baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and pour into bowl. To make Gastrique: In small saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, 5-7 minutes, until sugar starts to brown. Remove from heat and slowly add vinegar. Return to heat and stir until combined. Add cornstarch and water mixture; bring to boil. Remove from heat. Pour Gastrique mixture over Roasted Grapes.


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Whole Basted Turkey 1 Omaha Steaks Whole Basted Turkey (10 pounds) Thaw turkey completely in refrigerator 3-4 days or, keeping turkey in vacuum-sealed packaging, place in sink full of cold water 5-7 hours, changing water approximately every 30 minutes. Heat oven to 350 F. Remove turkey from vacuumsealed bag. Place turkey in bag provided; secure bag with twist tie. Place bag in deep roasting pan. Using fork, puncture 6-8 holes in top of bag. For extra browning or crispness, slit top of bag for final 20-30 minutes of roasting. Roast turkey 2 hours, 45 minutes- 3 hours. Turkey is done when internal temperature measured with kitchen thermometer reaches 165 F. (Family Features) l

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‘TIS THE SEASON OF FRIENDS, FAMILY AND ENTERTAINING! IF YOU’RE PLANNING ON HOSTING GUESTS -WHETHER FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK OF FAMILY FUN OR A ONE-NIGHT CELEBRATIONNOW’S THE TIME TO GET YOUR HOME IN THE FESTIVE SEASON SPIRIT.

Here are three easy tips to try:

Update Entryways and Foyers. Your entryway is your opportunity to make an exceptional first impression and set the tone for the rest of the interior. Add drama to your foyer with a grouping of striking, oversized pendant lights in lieu of a traditional chandelier. Pay Attention to Shared Spaces. Popular spaces where friends and family are likely to gather most during the festive season include great rooms, living rooms and dining areas. A large statement chandelier in a common living space creates a focal point and ensures there is enough illumination for card games, movies and coffee and cocoa by the fireside.

Illuminate Walkways to Enhance Curb Appeal. Simple outdoor lighting techniques can improve a home’s appearance and offer functional features during the festive season and beyond. Added illumination will improve safety and enhance security, while bringing a new bold look to the front of your home. To create instant curb appeal, hang a large lantern on either side of your front door, or install a post lantern at the front of your walkway. For more design inspiration and to view on-trend lighting collections, visit www. progresslighting.com.

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hether you’re hosting a small festive season gathering with friends or a formal dinner party with family, entertaining can be stressful. But with a few simple food-focused tips, you’ll be on your way to throwing the perfect festive season get-together — headache-free. For ease of planning, Executive Pastry Chef Christina Kaelberer of acclaimed Edwards Dessert Kitchen in Minneapolis suggests focusing your gathering around the table. “Food is what brings people together, so it can easily serve as the focal point of a gathering,” says Kaelberer. “You don’t need to go out and purchase a bunch of expensive décor and spend hours transforming your entire home.” “Festive season prep can be overwhelming, so I’m all for saving time,” she says. “My advice is to focus your efforts on a few star desserts and cocktails, which can easily elevate any party.” Following are Kaelberer’s three favorite tips for simple festive season entertaining. Tip One: Create cocktails in batches for easy serving. One thing you’ll find on the menu at Kaelberer’s dessert bar is an array of fabulous adult beverages. To save time, her team prepares batch cocktails daily to serve to patrons. Apply this practice to your party

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planning and you can keep glasses filled, guests happy and have plenty of time to mingle and enjoy. For inspiration, look to classics such as the OldFashioned, which features festive season flavors and warm spices. Add a splash of color to the presentation by topping your punch bowl with orange slices or cherries. To accommodate all your guests, accompany your bar offerings with something simple, festive and non-alcoholic, such as sparkling cranberry water.


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The Art of Being the Hosts with the Most Tip Two: Make the dessert spread your grand centerpiece. Your beautiful desserts deserve to be the center of attention. Festive season florals and ornaments can be expensive for how infrequently they’re used, so save time and money by letting the seasonal sweet treats serve as the festive season décor. Keep things visually interesting by serving a variety of flavor options with different textures and colors, such as layered trifles, fluffy pies and stacks of cookies and bars. Play around with platters, serving bowls and flatware that have varying shapes and heights. Tip Three: Rely on premium, thaw-and-serve desserts to bring the sweet. If you’re planning to make desserts the focal point of your next gathering, why not opt for eye-catching items that will leave your guests thinking you spent hours in the kitchen? Thankfully, you don’t have to be a talented pastry chef to make a high-impact spread. A decadent, thaw-and-serve pie from your grocer’s freezer can elevate the occasion in minutes, whether it’s served straight out of the box or deconstructed into a new festive season creation.To inspire your upcoming festive season bash, Kaelberer is sharing two recipes she crafted using crème pies that you can find in the frozen dessert aisle. You and your guests will be thrilled with the indulgent results.

Pumpkin Pie Budino Ingredients 1 Edwards Pumpkin Crème Pie 32-ounce container whipped cream 1 cup caramel sauce and 1 cup crushed graham crackers Directions Thaw pie slightly for 20 minutes. Scoop out filling and set aside. Pipe whipped cream layer into a glass. Add caramel sauce layer, spoon or pipe pie filling layer, add crushed graham cracker layer. Add a second layer of whipped cream, caramel sauce and pie filling. Garnish with graham cracker and serve.

Turtle Pie Ice Box Cake Ingredients 2 packages chocolate wafer cookies 2 16-ounce containers whipped cream 2 Edwards Turtle Pies Directions In a 9-inch cake ring or springform pan, arrange a layer of wafer cookies. Spread a cup of whipped cream on top of the cookies, spreading out to the edges of the pan. Gently press one frozen pie into the whipped cream. Layer another round of wafer cookies on top of the pie, pressing in to avoid air gaps. Place another cup of whipped cream on top and spread to the edges of the pan. Repeat with another pie and gently press in. Add a layer of wafer cookies and top with remaining whipped cream. Add crushed wafer cookies on top for garnish. Freeze overnight. Remove the springform pan and fill in sides and edges of cake with remaining whipped cream. (BPT) l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

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pending quality time with family and friends over an unforgettably delicious meal is what the festive season is all about, after all. Make sure to be the one everyone is raving about because you’ve brought something new and delicious to your event by transforming ordinary seasonal recipes with a clever, bold twist. At first, changing a classic family recipe or whipping up a new, taste-tempting festive season dish may seem daunting. However, balancing taste and complexity doesn’t need to be stressful. Simplify recipe planning

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with one versatile ingredient that provides a bold boost and creates real crowd pleasers: cooking wines.

Now is the time to make cooking wine a must-have in your kitchen essentials. Using a wine specially made for cook­ing provides consistent, momentous flavor, as it withstands high cooking temperatures and has a long shelf life. One option to try this season is Holland House

Cooking Wines, with a long and delicious history of adding rich, robust flavor to a wide variety of culinary applications. These cooking wines are perfect for plenty of recipes and come in savory and flavor-boosting varieties including: Marsala, imparting a sweet-wine flavor with hints of hazelnut; Red, offering a smooth, medium-bodied finish; White, featuring a slightly dry but distinct profile; and Sherry, offering a mild flavor with hints of nut and caramel. If you’re looking for recipe inspiration for your festive season feast, you can experience the bold flavors of Holland House with these soon-to-be festive season favorites. Serve Garlic and Herb Lamb Chops with Marsala Mushroom Sauce as your entree alongside Asiago and Bacon Orzo Medley. For a dessert no one can say no to, try scrumptious Buttered Pound Cake with Sherry Mascarpone and Soaked Berries. Visit www.hollandhouseflavors.com for more taste-tempting festive season recipes.

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3/4 cup Holland House Marsala Cooking Wine, divided 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 racks of lamb (approximately 3-4 pounds), trimmed and cleaned Marsala Mushroom Sauce: 1 tablespoon butter 1 pound fresh baby bella or cremini mushrooms, cleaned 2 tablespoons fresh shallots, thinly sliced 1/2 cup beef stock 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard salt, to taste pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped In large bowl, combine rosemary, 3 teaspoons garlic, lemon zest, 1/4 cup cooking wine and olive oil. Add racks of lamb, meat-side up, and cover bowl. Marinate 6-24 hours. After marinating, heat oven to 400 F.

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Transfer racks of lamb to heated, oven-proof saute pan on stovetop and sear each side 2 minutes until golden brown. Transfer oven-proof saute pan with lamb to heated oven and cook approximately 10 minutes, or until lamb reaches 135 F in center. Remove pan from oven and take lamb out of pan to rest. To make Marsala Mushroom Sauce: In same pan, melt butter over medium heat; add mushrooms and saute. Add shallots and remaining garlic, cooking until fragrant. Deglaze with remaining cooking wine. Add beef stock and whisk in Dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and cook 2 minutes to reduce and thicken. Carve racks of lamb by cutting between ribs. Serve drizzled with Marsala Mushroom Sauce. Garnish with parsley.


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The Art of Planning the Food & Beverages Asiago and Bacon Orzo Medley Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Servings: 11 (about 1/2 cup per serving) 4 ounces bacon, chopped 4 ounces white onion, diced 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 2 cups fresh asparagus tips 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup Holland House White Cooking Wine 1/4 cup chicken stock 3 cups orzo, cooked according to package directions 1/2 cup shaved Asiago cheese salt, to taste and pepper, to taste In large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Add onions and garlic to pan with bacon and saute until fragrant and soft. Cook onions until translucent. Add asparagus tips, cherry tomatoes, chicken stock and cooking wine to saucepan and deglaze.

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons butter 1 pound cake, cut into 20 pieces In medium bowl, combine rasp-berries, blueberries, blackberries, 1/3 cup cooking wine, lemon juice, lemon zest and honey. Cover bowl and marinate at room temperature 30 minutes. In mixer, whip mascarpone by slowly adding heavy whipping cream, sugar and remaining cooking wine. Once thoroughly mixed, whip to stiff peaks. Butter both sides of each piece of pound cake and add to saute pan. Over medium heat, brown both sides of cake until golden. Place two pieces of toasted pound cake in individual serving dishes and let cool. Place dollop of whipped mascarpone on pound cake pieces. Garnish with marinated berries. (Family Features) l

Add cooked orzo and Asiago cheese, stirring to combine. Cook 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Buttered Pound Cake with Sherry Mascarpone and Soaked Berries Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes plus marinating Servings: 10 (2 pieces per serving) 3/4 cup fresh raspberries 3/4 cup fresh blueberries 3/4 cup fresh blackberries 1/2 cup Holland House Sherry Cooking Wine, divided 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated 2 tablespoons honey 1 cup mascarpone cheese NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

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he same goes for festive season libations. How many glasses of eggnog, hot toddies, and other too-familiar libations can we endure before our palates are likewise numb out of desperation? Hence, we asked our friends at Prohibition Creamery in Austin, Texas to create cocktails to match the tastes and spirit of the festive season. Robert Britto, manager and head bartender, adds cheery updates to well-known libations. Here are his fresh ways to toast to the season.

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Autumn Elation 1oz gin .5oz ginger liqueur .5oz fresh lemon juice .75oz honey simple syrup 1oz fresh pressed pear juice 1 dash black walnut bitters Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a dehydrated pear slice.


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THE FIRST TIME YOU HEAR THE FIRST SEASON’S GREETINGS OR THE CHEERFUL MUSIC OF THE FESTIVE SEASON, THEY CAN COAX A SMILE. BY THE 20TH TIME, YOUR EARS MAY HAVE GONE NUMB OUT OF DESPERATION.

Sidecar Named Desire 1.5 oz Brandy 1 oz hibiscus syrup .75 oz fresh lemon juice .25 oz gin 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel. NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

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Brooklyn Drake 2oz Duck fat-washed Rye .5oz Dry vermouth .5oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur 2 dashes Angostura bitters To make the duck fat-washed rye: combine rye and duck fat in a glass container. Let infuse at room temperature for 12 hours, then freeze overnight, then strain the rye through a chinois or cheesecloth. Fill a mixing glass with ice and add ingredients. Stir 15 seconds, strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry

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Falling Up 1.75oz tequila .5oz fig syrup (1 part fig butter to one part water) .5oz fresh squeezed orange juice .5oz honey simple syrup 3 dashes rhubarb bitters Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. l

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OLD FASHIONED COCKTAIL TRENDS MAY COME AND GO, BUT ONE STAPLE REMAINS A FIXTURE ON DRINK MENUS TWO CENTURIES AFTER ITS INVENTION – THE OLD FASHIONED.

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here are many competing stories about the origins of the “first” true cocktail recipe, but nearly all agree that the modern-day cocktail was first mixed in the early 1800s, and the recipe was generally the same Old Fashioned recipe still mixed in bars around the world today: liquor, sugar, water and bitters. Bourbon is traditionally the spirit of choice for an Old Fashioned, but contemporary versions may substitute virtually any type of liquor, from rye whiskey to tequila to rum. Yesteryear’s sugar cube, served as a lump doused with bitters, has given way to simple syrup, which mixes more easily when served. A twist of citrus zest or a dark cherry are common garnishes in today’s Old Fashioned renditions. No matter what spirit or style you prefer, there’s one constant that’s crucial to any drink bearing the Old Fashioned name: bitters. For a truly authentic experience, look to incorporate an option like Angostura bitters – an iconic brand that traces its roots as far back as the dawn of the Old Fashioned and has been closely intertwined with the history of the cocktail ever since.

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Dr. Johann Siegert, the bitters’ inventor, created the elixir in 19th-century Venezuela while serving as a doctor to soldiers in Simon Bolivar’s army. By 1824, he perfected the formula for “amargo aromatico,” which he initially used to help alleviate the stomach issues of ailing soldiers. By the mid-1800s, cocktails were steadily gaining favor, and nearly all the early recipes called for bitters. Siegert’s sons seized the opportunity and astutely developed a following for their formula among cocktail lovers. Today, Angostura aromatic bitters are a classic and versatile ingredient in bars and kitchens alike for their flawless ability to balance a range of cocktails. Bitters provide layers of flavor and complexity through their expertly-crafted combination of aromatic herbs, bark, roots and other botanicals. When it comes to the ingredients in Angostura’s aromatic bitters, the exact formula is unknown, as the recipe has remained a closely-guarded secret since the bitters were created almost 200 years ago. Consider these tried-and-true takes on the Old Fashioned with four recipes ideal for sipping. The traditional version features bourbon, while three twists on the timeless classic highlight alternative liquors: the Tequila Old Fashioned, the Rum Old Fashioned and the Wisconsin-Style Brandy Old Fashioned. Find more recipes filled with good, oldfashioned flavor at AngosturaBitters.com. (Family Features)


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Classic Bourbon Old Fashioned 2 ounces bourbon 1/4 ounce Demerara syrup 2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters 1 dash Angostura orange bitters 1splash water ice long orange peel, for garnish In rocks glass, stir bourbon, Demerara syrup, water, aromatic bitters and orange bitters with ice to incorporate ingredients. Add ice to fill glass to top. Garnish with orange peel.

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Tequila Old Fashioned Ice 2 ounces reposado tequila 1/4 ounce Demerara syrup 2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters grapefruit swath (narrow strip of peel) or wedge, for garnish In ice-filled mixing glass, stir tequila, Demerara syrup and aromatic bitters. Strain into ice-filled rocks glass. Squeeze grapefruit swath over glass and insert into drink.

Wisconsin-Style Brandy Old Fashioned 3 ounces, plus 1 splash, lemon-lime soda 1Demerara sugar cube 5dashes Angostura aromatic bitters, divided 3 maraschino cherries 1orange slice, plus peel, for garnish ice 2 ounces brandy 1dash Angostura orange bitters skewered maraschino cherry, for garnish In rocks glass, muddle splash of lemon-lime soda, sugar cube, 2 dashes aromatic bitters, cherries and orange slice. Add ice and brandy then fill with remaining lemon-lime soda. Add remaining aromatic bitters and orange bitters. Garnish with skewered cherry and orange peel.

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The Art of Planning the Food & Beverages Pro Serving Tip Serving an authentic Old Fashioned requires more than just the right ingredients: you need the proper bar glass, too. An Old Fashioned is almost always served in a rocks glass, which is a short glass, often with a weighted bottom, designed to hold a shot or two of liquor over ice (or “rocks”). Also known as a lowball, whisky or (aptly named) Old Fashioned glass, the rocks glass typically holds 4-10 ounces.

Place sugar cube in rocks glass. Wet cube with aromatic bitters, orange bitters and soda water. Using muddler, crush sugar cube. Add ice, pour in rum and stir. Garnish by squeezing orange peel over glass. *Distilled and bottled by Angostura Holdings, Port of Spain, Laventille, Trinidad. Imported by Terlato Wine and Spirits, Lake Bluff, IL. 40% Alc./Vol. © 2018 l

Simple Syrup at Home A wide range of cocktails call for sweet syrup to enhance the flavor of the liquor, and one variety lends a rich molasses note to drinks. Demerara syrup is made using Demerara sugar, a special variety of raw, unrefined cane sugar with large grains and a golden amber hue. The sugar, which traces its origins to the South American country of Guyana, can be used in place of brown sugar. Though similar, Demerara generally lends stronger caramel, toffee and molasses notes than traditional brown sugar.

Rum Old Fashioned 1 Demerara sugar cube 4 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters 2 dashes Angostura orange bitters 1splash soda water and ice 2 ounces Angostura 1919 Rum* orange peel, for garnish

If you don’t have any Demerara syrup around, it’s quite easy to make at home and can be used to naturally sweeten several drinks, from coffee to cocktails. If Demerara isn’t on-hand, swap for turbinado sugar, brown sugar or table sugar.

Demerara Syrup 1 part Demerara sugar 1 part hot water Stir to dissolve. Let cool before use.

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laya Real is the Austin-based spirits brand producing a lineup of three 100% blue agave 80-proof, triple-distilled tequilas, including a traditional silver and two fruit-infused products (Pineapple and Mandarin). Playa Real is the first to bring 100% blue agave, 80-proof, triple-distilled flavored tequilas to the market. Playa Real’s tequila is produced in Jalisco State, Mexico and was recently awarded the Silver Medal for all three expressions at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Playa Real is founded by Matt Davis who is an experienced marketer with over ten years’ experience

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in the alcohol beverage industry and brings a collection of expertise to the business, including private equity, consumer marketing, integrated marketing, sales and digital commerce. As a former marketing executive at Heineken, Davis was a part of the team that created and launched Heineken Light. Davis said the inspiration for Playa Real came from fruit-infused tequila he enjoyed on frequent surf trips to Mexico. He began re-creating the infusions for family and friends, which led to the creation of a tequila brand that launched in late 2017.


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AS THE TEMPERATURES COOL AND IT’S FINALLY STARTING TO FEEL LIKE FALL, IT’S THE PERFECT TIME TO PUT AUSTIN-BASED PLAYA REAL TEQUILA ON THE MENU FOR FALL COCKTAIL RECIPES.

Matt Davis, CEO & Founder of Playa Real Tequila Davis, the husband of Austin jewelry designer influencer Kendra Scott, says it’s through the support of his wife he was encouraged to embark on this entrepreneurial journey. The Austin-based designer, who has created an epic brand, knows how to build and sustain a billion-dollar business from the ground up. We congratulate Davis, and his business partner Arturo Vargas, on the successful launch of Player Real and the awards received at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Now that you know the inspiration for Playa Real, it’s time to enjoy some tequila. To tempt your taste buds, we’ve included a few Playa Real cocktail recipes that perfectly embody all things fall. Please remember to enjoy Playa Real responsibility.

Headless Horseman 1.5oz Playa Real Silver Tequila 1.5oz Sweetened Pumpkin Puree .75oz lemon juice .25oz allspice or pimento dram (St Elizabeth) 1.5oz soda water Shake all ingredients except soda, strain over ice in a collins and top with soda. Garnish: Shiso leaf tucked in top of glass (looks like a pumpkin leaf!) NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

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Pippa 1.5oz Playa Pineapple Tequila .5oz lemon juice .5oz Maraschino .25 creme de violette Shaken up in a coupe glass Lemon flag garnish

Sun Island 1.5oz Playa Silver Tequila .25oz aperol (optional) .5oz orange juice Build in wine glass Top with sparkling wine and soda Orange half moon garnish

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Bondi 1.5oz Playa Real Mandarin Tequila .5oz Cranberry juice .5oz Grapefruit juice .5oz lemon juice Build in rocks glass Lemon wedge garnish

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THIS YEAR, RETHINK THAT BOTTLE OF WINE AND INSTEAD, GIVE THE GIFT OF GETTING COZY AND SLOWING DOWN TO TRULY ENJOY EVERYDAY MOMENTS.

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ap into glowing candlelight, cozy textiles, and celebrating simple pleasures when shopping for friends and family. In other words, give the gift of hygge. Pronounced “hoo-ga,” this Danish way of life embraces a feeling of cozy contentment.Here is a collection of gift ideas that will inspire those moments during winter, a hygge-high season, and all year long.

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FESTIVE SEASON HOSTESS GIFTS THAT Glow and Scent

Lighting and fresh scents are key elements of hygge, and candles are the perfect gift for any hostess. In addition to sharing festive season cheer, guests’ personal celebrations can sometimes leave behind a distinct smell. Made with essential oils and sourced from natural ingredients, consider a Cannabolish gift set that includes a candle and room sprays. The candles give the gift of glow while clearing away any leftover party odors. Cannabolish comes in chic packaging that can attractively hold court in a guestroom or on the hall table for in-home odor control while guests are visiting. Developed by OMI Industries -- the world’s authority on odor control – both the spray and candles are designed to naturally eliminate the toughest household odors, including tobacco and cannabis smoke, delivering discreet confidence to those in legal cannabis markets.

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Cozy Textiles Textiles are hygge in the way that they keep us warm, conjure up memories, and make everyday life more beautiful. For example, a chunky throw adds warmth to a couch or the foot of a bed, while a Turkish hand towel is a fresh addition to any bathroom or kitchen for everyday use or when guests arrive. Sheepskins have been bringing warmth and coziness into homes for generations with their soft textures and natural beauty.

Give a set of tea, a handcrafted mug, and a book on hygge, such as “The Year of Living Danishly,” by Helen Russell, to be read over the winter. Share teas that can be experienced throughout the day, such as a midafternoon pause or a calming toast before bedtime.

Be Present Finally, one of the most memorable gifts to give is to turn off the electronics, slow down, and be present in the small everyday moments when spending time with family and friends over the festive season. The best part? This gift fits any budget. (StatePoint) l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

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Them Learn and Grow IT’S TIME TO THINK ABOUT STUFFING STOCKINGS AND FULFILLING WISH LISTS.

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ut if you want your festive season gifts for kids to deliver fun long after the festive season, you may want to consider gifts that will help them learn and grow. Here are some great gift ideas to enrich kids’ lives in several ways.

Boost Creativity Art can inspire creativity, improve fine motor skills and even boost IQ. For beginners, art or crafting kits containing all the supplies they will need to create their own projects may be a great place to start. Thinking bigger? Consider helping your gift recipient create an artist’s studio. A craft or art table, an easel and a project caddy make a great combination gift for kids.

Spark Imagination For toddlers, play time can be an extremely valuable opportunity to build skills and reach milestones -- with the right toys at hand. Maximize toddler fun with toys such as VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets, which spark imagination and deliver multi-sensory learning, teaching first words, letters and more.

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The Art of Memorable Gift Giving The line-up includes the new Launch & Chase Police Tower, which lets kids serve and protect with Po the Police Car. They can launch Po from the dual launchers and chase the Getaway Car through the switch tracks, trap doors, and road obstacles, promoting important motor skills. Po responds to SmartPoint locations throughout the playset with lights, sounds and music, encouraging first words and imaginative play. Another option from the line-up is the Tow & Go Garage, letting kids explore along with Trent the Tow

Truck as they exercise important motor skills with this multi-level interactive playset. They can give a friend a lift, go up the elevator to the repair platform, or race down the ramp and get a car wash while exploring SmartPoint locations. Lastly, the interactive Go! Go! Smart Wheels Take Flight Airport playset strengthens fine motor skills as kids fuel up at the gas station, spin the weather vane and check bags at the luggage belt. They can also launch Aaron the Airplane to take off for flight, spin around the clouds and use the ramp to make a safe landing.

Encourage Movement Habits formed in childhood can set the precedent for a lifetime. View gift-giving as an opportunity to encourage kids to engage in healthy hobbies. Whether it’s a baseball glove and bat or a set of skates and protective gear, you can encourage kids to get active in a way that’s fun, by outfitting them with all the equipment they need to play their favorite sports. This festive season, make sure your gifts for kids go further to enrich, engage and educate. (StatePoint) l

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BOOK IDEAS FOR EVERYONE NO MATTER WHO YOU’RE SHOPPING ON YOUR LIST FOR THIS FESTIVE SEASON, BOOKS CAN kPHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF

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Writers: Their Lives and Works features more than 100 biographies of the world’s greatest writers, from Shakespeare to Toni Morrison. Biographical entries trace the friendships, loves and rivalries that influenced each writer, while placing their works into historical context. Illustrated with portraits, photographs, and paintings of writers’ homes, studies and personal artifacts, along with pages from original manuscripts, first editions, and correspondence, this book introduces the key themes and literary techniques of its subjects, revealing the imaginations and personalities behind some of the world’s greatest novels, short stories, poems, and plays.

From its origins at court and the first national ballet companies, to the contemporary scene and the extraordinary venues that stage productions, Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story provides an invaluable overview of the history of ballet. Readers can discover more than 70 of the most famous ballet dances, learn the stories behind renowned companies, explore the lives and achievements of dancers across centuries, and meet composers and choreographers. Filled with rarely seen photographs, this book is well-suited for ballet enthusiasts. Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants invites you •to explore the plant kingdom from the ground up, and from root to leaf tip. This elegant introduction to botany from DK is packed with photos and illustrations

MAKE GREAT GIFTS. HERE ARE FIVE ENGAGING VOLUMES TO CONSIDER. explaining the mechanics of photosynthesis, why leaves change color, how cacti store water, and how seeds know when to grow. Filled with fascinating stories of how plant roots and leaves communicate with their neighbors and how flowers use color and scent to interact with the creatures around them, this is an introduction to the mysterious inner workings of the plant world.

For children who can’t get enough wildlife, consider An Anthology of Intriguing Animals, a compendium of the facts, stories and myths behind more than 200 of their favorite animals. Whether it’s how the koala got its name or which animal the ancient Egyptians thought rolled the sun across the sky, readers can learn fun facts while poring over photographs, including detailed close-ups. a book for kids, covers artificial intelligence •(AI) Robot, throughout history, including automata created by Leonardo Da Vinci all the way through to modernday androids. Discover cutting edge robotics, where science, technology, mechanical engineering and computing meet. Bright graphics and photography help readers learn how robots work, how they are made, and how they help and hinder modern society. This festive season, stock the shelves of those you adore with fascinating books on topics they love. (StatePoint) l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

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n article from Harvard Health Publishing showed that the benefits of yoga are profound. It can improve cardiovascular health, increase overall fitness, and promote a more mindful attitude. If you’re getting into yoga, here are a few tips to make it worthwhile. Go Easy on Yourself Regardless of your fitness level, yoga can be incorporated into your regular fitness routine. It can also be adjusted based on medical conditions

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you have. Don’t feel like you have to be able to do a backbend or even touch your toes. Instead, do what is the most comfortable for your body and don’t push yourself too hard. Talk with your doctor before you start a new program. Focus on your breath Yoga is all about the breath. Research has shown that trying different yoga breathing techniques can promote the anti-inflammatory benefits of yoga and help you get the most out of your exercise. As you breathe out,


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your muscles relax, which can help you with tougher poses. Focusing on your breath can also give you practice in meditation since yoga is a meditative act. Add Stretching to Your Daily Routine Stretching has a lot of benefits, especially if you do it regularly. You’ll ease tension in your muscles and body and become less stiff. As you work on stretching, take it slow, and don’t feel like you have to push your limits. Simply do what is comfortable and over time your flexibility will improve. Flexibility is a long journey, but it can help you prevent injury and increase mobility. Take a Group Class for Seniors Taking yoga in a group gives you a chance to bond with other people. You can also work closely with a trained teacher and increase the chances that your workout is a success. You’ll find a lot of people in similar situations and abilities as you. Working in a group can also help you stick to your commitment to exercise, as well as learn new methods or variations that you might not be able to find on your own. A class can help you find like-minded people who you can grow with. Practice Mindfulness Meditation Mindfulness meditation helps you focus on the present and pay attention to what’s going on with

you and your body. If you deal with stress, this can help you calm yourself down and move forward. There are many different methods to practice mindfulness meditation. You can practice breathing techniques or listen to a guided meditation on an app. Start off small; five minutes is a good starting point, and then you can move onto practicing meditation for longer than that. Remember it’s called “practice” for a reason; you don’t have to be perfect. Do It at home If You Can’t Go Out If you are unable to leave the house, you can still do yoga at home. Yoga participants who practice at home have reported improved mindfulness, healthier BMIs, and improved overall well-being. You can find videos online to help you learn, or, if you’re lucky, a yoga instructor can come to your house to teach you. You can also have your caregiver do yoga with you or help you with some of the more difficult poses. Yoga’s ability to help individuals manage stress and control chronic conditions is one reason it’s recommended by sources such as the Mayo Clinic. You’ll be able to enjoy increased mobility and develop a new hobby. Whether you do it at home or in a studio, yoga is for everyone. About Karen Weeks Karen Weeks is a wellness blogger. She created ElderWellness.net as a resource for seniors who wish to keep their minds, bodies, and spirits well. l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

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American Pistachio Growers, found that 92 percent of workers report becoming distracted from their tasks at work due to hunger before lunch. Eighty percent said they get hungry in the mornings before lunch and think about food often or every day. Watching your eating habits and being more aware of your body’s physical needs can help promote a better office lifestyle. Take steps to improve your workday wellbeing with these tips from Dr. Mike Roussell, nutrition expert and adviser to “Men’s Health” and “SELF” magazines:

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Keep healthy snacks on-hand. Sugary snacks can send you on a roller coaster ride of energy and focus. The right kind of healthy snacks can satiate your appetite as well as improve your health and performance at work. For example, the survey on workplace snacking showed a midmorning snack of pistachios can help improve concentration, and the right kind of snack at the right time can help give you a competitive edge at work. Find time for activity. Being physically active can help control stress, recharge your brain and


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promote overall wellness. Being at work doesn’t mean that you must be sedentary. Break up lunchtime with a short walk or jump on board with a growing trend and conduct walking meetings. Next time you have a brainstorming or check-in meeting, take it to the streets and hold your meeting while walking around. Feed your brain. A healthy body doesn’t just mean strong muscles and maintaining a healthy heart, but also nurturing a healthy brain. It is important to fuel your brain with the nutrients it needs to function at its best. Research from Loma Linda University shows that eating pistachios stimulates brain waves associated with cognition, memory and learning. Lutein, an antioxidant found in pistachios, is also associated with improvements in executive brain function. Stay hydrated. Staying hydrated is not only important for athletic performance but is also important for peak mental performance at work. Several research studies show that small levels of dehydration can decrease mental performance and negatively impact mood. To avoid becoming dehydrated, have a large glass of water with each meal or snack and at least one more glass between meals. Take breaks to recharge. Engineers of one productivity app analyzed time logs from more than 5 million days of tracking to determine the behaviors of the most productive people. They found that when

“Pistachios are a healthy snack that you can look forward to eating day in and day out.” Dr. Mike Roussell

people worked for 52 minutes then took a 17-minute break they had the highest productivity levels. Setting periods of intense focus and then time off during your workday can help you be more productive and reduce stress.

Reinforcing their role in mental acuity, in a separate study, pistachios produced strong gamma waves, which are critical for enhancing cognitive processing, information retention, learning, perception and rapid eye movement during sleep.

Skip mindless eating. The office can be a nutritional landmine. Bowls full of candy and breakrooms with boxes of donuts make it all too easy to nibble without fully realizing all the calories you are accumulating. Taking a more proactive and conscious approach to snacking can help cut out unwanted extra calories while also curbing your appetite.

“Pistachios are an ideal midmorning or midafternoon snack because of their unique nutrient package that not only promotes feelings of fullness and satiation, but newer studies show that it can promote an optimal mental state and more focus at work,” Roussell said. “Pistachios are a healthy snack that you can look forward to eating day in and day out.”

Explore more ideas for smart snacking at the office and at home at americanpistachios.org.

Indeed, an option like pistachios is a healthier choice than many go-to snacks. They do not contribute to weight gain or body fat changes and can significantly improve dietary nutrient intake. Survey participants increased their consumption of nutrients such as thiamin, vitamin B6, copper and potassium after snacking on pistachios for four weeks. (Family Features) l

A Handful of Health Benefits Increasingly, people with desk jobs are looking for healthier snack alternatives to typical choices like donuts and vending machine fare. A solution may be a simple handful away. In a survey commissioned by the American Pistachio Growers, 1,000 American office workers who skipped breakfast consumed a snack of pistachios (about 1 1/2 servings) between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The midmorning snack proved to be just what they needed to power through the morning. Ninety-two percent of the participants reported the pistachio snack helped eliminate hunger and improved their concentration.

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WHEN CONSIDERING MAKING CHANGES TO POSITIVELY IMPACT YOUR WELL-BEING, MANY ASPECTS OF HEALTH MAY JUMP TO THE FOREFRONT, FROM TAKING CARE OF MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH TO ENSURING A WELLMAINTAINED BODY FROM HEAD TO TOES. HOWEVER, ONE SOMETIMES OVERLOOKED AREA IS YOUR EYES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF VISION CARE.

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Schedule an Exam While focusing on enhancing care for your eyes is a productive idea regardless, it’s also important to have your vision and eye health checked regularly by a professional. This can help detect diseases and conditions that cause vision loss and blindness, many of which show little or no symptoms in the early stages, and a

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doctor can help create a care plan that preserves your eye health.

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Understand Your Family History Genetics can play a major role in eye health, so talk to family members about their vision history. If anyone has been diagnosed with a disease or condition that impacts their eyesight, knowing can help determine if you are at a higher risk for developing a hereditary trait.

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Use Proper Lighting While there are many everyday ways to maintain eye health and function, there is one simple yet overlooked way to take care of your sight: reducing eyestrain. While three out of four Americans suffer daily from eyestrain, according to an online survey conducted by Russell Research, some people may not realize the lighting they use at work and home may be contributing to the problem. One way to achieve a reduction in eyestrain is to use indoor lighting such as the OttLite Wellness Series, a line of lamps that closely matches the spectrum of natural daylight to reduce eye fatigue and eyestrain by 51 percent. The line includes four models featuring stylish designs with ClearSun LED technology, highquality diffusers for clear illumination and multiple brightness settings, all intended to help reduce eyestrain by providing “good” lighting, which

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means providing enough natural daylight-quality illumination to see clearly without being blinded by excessively high light levels or glare. The lamps also feature adjustable necks and shades to help direct light to fully illuminate an intended area and adjust for glare from reflective surfaces and smart features like USB ports to conveniently charge your devices. Find more information at OttLite.com.

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Clean Contact Lenses If you wear contacts, make sure to take proper precautions, which includes cleaning and rinsing each time you wear and remove the lenses. When cleaning, use cleaners approved by an eye doctor, and don’t wear lenses longer than recommended.

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Maintain Overall Health Living a healthy lifestyle overall can have a positive impact on your eye health, too. For example, maintaining a healthy weight can help avoid risks like diabetes, which can lead to vision loss from diabetic eye disease or glaucoma. In addition, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables aids eye health, along with fish high in omega-3 fatty acids.

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related macular degeneration and blurred vision. It’s important to protect the eyes from harmful UV rays when you’re outside by wearing sunglasses that block out 99-100 percent of UV-A and UV-B radiation.

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like headaches and drowsiness can be signs of eyestrain, a feeling of discomfort caused by issues like poor lighting. Keep your eyes in optimal condition and avoid problems like eyestrain by ensuring you’re utilizing proper lighting within your home and workspaces. Natural daylight renders colors most accurately, which offsets the potential mood and energy level impact that occurs when you’re not able to perceive colors correctly. However, when natural light isn’t practical while working at a desk or reading inside, rely on lamps that simulate natural light and have a high Color Rendering Index, such as those from the OttLite Wellness Series, which use diffusers to evenly distribute illumination and protect against glare with dimmable options for users if a lower light level is necessary. To find more information, visit OttLite.com.

glasses specifically intended for the use you’ll wear them for, as some varieties are designed for certain activities.

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Limit Evening Screen Time The blue glare from traditional lighting and electronics (TV, cell phones, computers, tablets) used before bed may disrupt sleep patterns and circadian rhythm, and may even lead to sleep disorders, depression, cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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Take a Break Your eyes work hard when you put extended focus on a computer screen or other activity. Take periodic breaks to avoid eye fatigue. Try the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, shift your gaze to something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. Optimal Eye Health Your eyes are your window to the world, so protecting your eye health is an essential component of your overall wellbeing. Symptoms

Don’t Skip the Eye Doctor If you’re having trouble with your vision, don’t hesitate to set up an appointment with an eye doctor. These symptoms specifically, according to the Centers for Disease Control, are reasons to see a doctor as soon as possible: Eye pain Decreased vision Double vision Draining Redness Flashes of light Floaters, or tiny specks that appear to float Halos appearing around lights (Family Features) l

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DO YOU SUFFER FROM PANIC ATTACKS?

HERE’S WHAT TO DO TO COPE WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

ver 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from anxiety and panic disorders. And as privileged as they are, celebrities are no exception when it comes to panic attacks. Whether it’s a one-time event or something they consistently struggle with, dealing with a panic attack is never easy. Most recently, in the media and her new book, Gisele Bundchen described the debilitating panic attacks she experienced when she was younger and how they almost led her to suicide. Gisele is not the only celeb who has confessed to former or current panic attacks. Others include Lena Dunham, Caitlyn Jenner, Emma Stone, Ellie Goulding, Amanda Seyfried, and John Mayer. We turned to New York City-based neuropsychologist and Teaching Faculty Member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College for some insight on what average Joe and Janes can to overcome panic attacks. The good news is, recovery is possible does not take an A-listers budget. What is a Panic Attack?

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Panic attacks typically begin suddenly, without warning. They can strike at any time — when you’re driving a car, at the mall, sound asleep or in the middle of a business meeting. You may have occasional panic attacks, or they may occur frequently. Panic attacks have many variations, but symptoms usually peak within minutes. You may feel fatigued and worn out after a panic attack subsides. Dr. Hafeez states that “One of the worst things about panic attacks is the intense fear that you’ll have another one. A panic attack occurs when the body experiences a sudden surge adrenaline out of proportion to any perceived danger or threat.” What is a Panic Disorder? You may fear having panic attacks so much that you avoid certain situations where they may occur. It can become so severe as to cause agoraphobia where people become housebound. When this occurs, it is known as panic disorder. ” She adds, “the word ‘attack’ is actually a misnomer as nothing is being attacked. Panic occurs when the body goes into a state of fight or flight even when no real danger is present. A person can be sitting at their desk typing, yet feel as if they are being chased by a lion and the body is responding with adrenaline appropriate to a dangerous situation, but not realistic for the situation the sufferer is actually in.”


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IF SO, YOU HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON WITH A-LIST CELEBS Dr. Hafeez stresses to those who suffer from the panic that, “Nobody has ever died from a panic attack! A person may feel as if he/she wants to die, or death is imminent, but it simply will not happen!” How did Gisele Bundchen Reduce her Panic? As Gisele Bundchen has mentioned, her panic attacks subsided when she made lifestyle changes such as not drinking a bottle of wine per day, stopping a pack a day smoking habit, incorporating meditation, yoga, and cutting out sugar. After a few months, she says she stopped experiencing any panic attacks and had a new outlook on her life and her health.

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dioxide in the blood. It is helpful to practice mindful breathing outside of panic attacks. This equips people who experience panic attacks with the techniques designed to stop them. There are apps and YouTube videos people can watch to practice breathing techniques for panic. “

What can you do to reduce and cope with panic?

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Calm Breathing Dr. Hafeez says that “Taking control of breathing is the first step to controlling a panic attack. The goal is to create a slow stream of air by breathing in and out. This prevents hyperventilation and a buildup of carbon

Another helpful strategy is learning to relax the body. This technique involves tensing and untensing various muscle groups. This lowers overall tension and stress levels that can contribute to panic attacks. Start with the feet and work up to your forehead. Tighten the muscle while taking a deep breath in, hold for a few seconds and then release the tension while breathing out. Move up the body, one muscle group at a time. NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

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This is the act of accepting thoughts as they come, but not letting them blow out of proportion. It is a mental framework designed to help people stay present at the moment without overanalyzing the stressful elements of life. Mindfulness incorporates many relaxation and meditation techniques.

There are many uncomfortable physical symptoms of panic and anxiety, such as feelings of tension, tightness, and pain sensitivity. Yoga postures, known as asanas, help ease the physical discomfort that is caused by anxiety. Asanas work to stretch, lengthen, and balance the muscles. These postures can assist in releasing built-up muscle tension and stiffness throughout the body.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Panic attacks can originate from thoughts that spiral into deep-seated worries. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is an effective, lasting treatment for controlling panic attack symptoms. CBT is a helpful option for people who experience repeated panic attacks. CBT challenges fearful thoughts. What are you afraid will happen? Is there evidence to support these fears? A practitioner trained in CBT can equip an individual with the tools to successfully control and defuse a fullblown panic attack.

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Cut Down on Sugar and Eliminate Caffeine Although many people can’t start their day without a “cup of Joe,” Dr. Hafeez says that “for panic sufferers, caffeine can trigger panic attacks because it is a stimulant and can cause people with anxiety to have palpitating hearts and shaky hands. Sugar can cause blurry vision, difficulty thinking, and fatigue, all of which may be interpreted as signs of a panic attack, thereby increasing worry and fear. A sugar high and subsequent crash can cause shaking and tension, which can make anxiety worse. While dietary changes alone cannot cure anxiety, they can minimize symptoms, boost energy and improve the body’s


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ability to cope with stress.”

Stop Smoking

Medication

“If you think smoking calms you down, think again,” says Dr. Hafeez. A study of thousands of smokers shows that they are three times more likely than non-smokers to have panic attacks and panic disorder. Tobacco smoke may induce panic attacks in susceptible individuals. “There can be other mechanisms by which smoking induces panic: the effect of nicotine for example,” says Dr. Hafeez. “Nicotine has a stimulating effect on the brain.”

There are many anti-depressants, mood stabilizers, and benzodiazepines like Valium, Ativan, Clonopin, and Xanax that can help keep panic under control when combined with therapy. Antihistamines (such as hydroxyzine) and beta-blockers (such as propranolol) can help mild cases of anxiety as well as performance anxiety, a type of social anxiety disorder. Patients need to keep in mind that benzodiazepines carry the risk of tolerance and addiction and are better suited for shortterm or “as needed” usage.

Reduce or Eliminate Alcohol There are clear links between alcohol and anxiety, and between alcohol and panic attacks. Alcohol can trigger panic attacks because on a physiological level drinking can cause low blood sugar, dehydration, increased heart rate, and increased levels of stress. Dr. Hafeez offers that, “A drink from time to time is not harmful, but when people use drinking to deal with anxiety and panic, they can experience severe consequences. Like other frequently abused substances such as caffeine or cocaine, the combination of alcohol abuse, hangover, and withdrawal can lead to an increased risk of panic attacks. As a consequence, this kind of abuse can result in both an alcohol addiction and more severe anxiety and panic disorders.”

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TO YOUR KITCHEN

IN TODAY’S STAINLESS STEEL WORLD FILLED WITH CLEAN LINES, SHARP ANGLES AND SLEEK KITCHEN ACCESSORIES, IT MAY SEEM DAUNTING TO ACHIEVE THE PERFECT ANTIQUE STYLE FOR YOUR KITCHEN.

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hile it’s true that blending looks from the past with modern-day functionality can be challenging, you don’t have to be a famous designer to create the kitchen of your dreams. These tips can help you turn back the clock and design a kitchen with timeless character.

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Strike a Balance When you set out to create your new look, it’s easy to go overboard, so remember that moderation is best. Make sure you’re choosing items that showcase your individual style while keeping in mind there is a fine line between Victorian Chic and your grandmother’s cookie jar collection. In addition to knowing what elements to look for, it’s important to consider how the components can be integrated to create a harmonious look. Consider updating antique elements with more contemporary touches to create a fresh, unexpected aesthetic. For example, pair a set of ultra-chic dining chairs with an old wooden dining table passed down through your family or upholster a simple dining bench or window seat with Victorian-patterned fabric. Establish a Focal Point If you’re overwhelmed trying to envision how all the details will come together, many designers suggest the first step is defining the focal point for your kitchen. In many cases, that will be the appliances. Antique appliances lend themselves to a range of styles, from Victorian to farmhouse to cabin and cottage. While it’s possible to purchase refurbished antique models, if you want your appliances to include modern features and functionality, you might consider antique-inspired appliances. For example, Elmira Stove Works offers a line of 1890s-style appliances that

deliver the warmth and charm of a bygone era to today’s kitchens. Equipped with the latest in cooking technology, these appliances have been designed to meet the culinary standards of nearly any home chef, and include a selection of customizable ranges, refrigerators, microwaves, wall ovens and matching dishwasher panels. To explore how this line can give your kitchen the perfect vintage feel, visit elmirastoveworks.com/ antique/ranges.

an item to use daily, ensure it’s in good working condition and will be up to the task. Incorporate Rustic Elements Rustic home decor can turn something that was once rugged into something beautiful. An example of this is reclaimed wood accents, which can be functional, attractive and eco-friendly.

Add Accents with Purpose Once you’ve established the centerpiece (or centerpieces) for your kitchen, you can add smaller details as you go. Visit antique stores and flea markets to look for finds such as vintage kitchen tools, antique serving platters and cast-iron cookware.

Use reclaimed wood to create butcher-block countertops, cabinetry or to design a one-of-a-kind kitchen table. Pine offers the most authentic rustic design, but it can be soft and susceptible to dents. Hickory, alder and cherry can also deliver a cozy, rustic feel. “Live edge” tables and accents, which preserve the natural edge of the wood in the design, are another way to add a rustic but current aesthetic.

Antiques frequently show some wear and tear, so make sure any items you are planning to purchase are in good condition. Also remember that vintage items can be delicate. If you’re planning to put

When you’re ready to retrofit your kitchen into perfect past-present harmony, remember these tips, give yourself permission to take chances and get creative to whip up the kitchen of your dreams. (Family Features) l

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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW IF YOU LOVE A GOOD PODCAST, YOU’RE NOT ALONE. ACCORDING TO PODCAST INSIGHTS, 73 MILLION AMERICANS LISTEN TO PODCASTS REGULARLY, SEVEN PER WEEK ON AVERAGE.

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Here are five wildly entertaining, addictive podcasts that are worth a listen. They all highlight and celebrate relatable, real-life moments that will capture your heart and tickle your funny bone. All you need is a pair of earbuds, and you’re good to go.

1How Did This Get Made?

As the story goes, comedians Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael were in a bar talking about how bad the movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps was, and the idea for “How Did This Get Made?” was born. Highbrow Siskel-and-Ebert-style commentary about cinema, it’s not. This laugh-out-loud podcast features the hosts and other guests talking about current movies. If you’ve seen the movie, you will love hearing their thoughts about it, but even if you haven’t caught the film yet, this hilarious show will have you laughing anyway. If you’ve ever thought about sneaking off to a matinee in the middle of a workday (and we know you have) these are the people you want to take along.

2Pet Parents, Oversharing

Do you have a pet you call your fur baby? Do you secretly watch cat or dog videos on company time? There’s a new podcast aimed squarely at you. Hosted by two comedians and now available for streaming, “Pet Parents,

Oversharing” explores all of life’s moments we share with our best furry friends, from the endearing to the embarrassing and hilariously awkward, reminding us of the bond that pet parents share. No topic is off limits and you’ll be sure to roll over with your pup in laughter or feel inspired to strike up a friendly chat next time you head to the dog park. Developed by the folks at Freshpet, “Pet Parents, Oversharing” helps pet parents get through the day knowing they’re not going it alone. Tune in to Pet Parents, Oversharing for stories about all things paw, fur and tail.

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Daily Beast culture critic Ira Madison III and co-hosts Kara Brown and Louis Virtel are joined each Wednesday by comedians, journalists and others for a discussion of pop culture, politics, terrible celebrity tweets, events like the Oscars and more. Nothing is out of bounds, from Melania’s grammatically challenged Be Best campaign to Louis C.K.’s unwanted comeback to Meghan Markle’s annoying father, to how much John McCain loved ABBA. These three hosts are talking about what everyone is thinking. It’s the ultimate virtual water cooler discussion.

4This Is Love

This intriguing podcast investigates life’s most persistent mystery: love. You’ll hear individual, real-

life stories of true love, sacrifice and even obsession. You’ll meet Nino and Drew, who kept their relationship a secret for more than 40 years, and then they decided to do something that forced them into the national spotlight. There’s also the story of David, who went for a run in Central Park and started talking to a stranger, who turned out to be the love of his life. And Brenda Jackson, who became a bestselling novelist by writing 120 books about her first romance. Listening to the love stories of real people will make you feel that anything is possible when we bet everything on the one we love.

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My Brother, My Brother and Me Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy are brothers who are not experts in anything, but they have a popular podcast in which they dispense advice about various subjects, answer questions submitted by listeners or on Yahoo Answers, and provide addicting and hilarious commentary about nothing in particular. Known as MBMBaM by faithful listeners, the podcast features regular segments including The Munch Squad, in which they recite and ridicule news about new food products, and Haunted Doll Watch, which highlights online classifieds of haunted or possessed dolls. This is like the table conversation at the best Thanksgiving dinner of your life. (BPT) l

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athroom and kitchen upgrades are among the most popular home renovations, but not just because the improvements are likely to increase the home’s value. Renovations to these high-use areas can enhance the practical enjoyment of your home while adding aesthetic appeal and style.


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A Better Bathroom Bathroom makeovers can take many forms, from simple updates to total overhauls. Consider these common approaches, identified by the home experts at JCPenney Home Services, to determine the best match for your home and needs.

Tub-to-Shower Updates According to the National Association of Realtors, more than 60 percent of homeowners prefer a stall shower without a tub. Whether you want to join the ranks of homeowners transforming their outdated tubs to modern showers, need a larger tub to soak away the day or simply want to update the look of your space, converting your tub or shower is a simple way to add functionality while transforming your bathroom. Aging and Accessibility More than 200,000 injuries occur in the bathroom each year, according to the National Safety Council. Especially for those with mobility challenges, water and slippery surfaces can be a dangerous combination. If you’re taking on a bathroom upgrade with accessibility in mind, be sure to consider options like slip-resistant flooring, strong grab bars, shower seats and a practical walk-in tub or low-threshold shower base. Complete Remodel If you’re looking for a substantial change, a complete remodel may be your best answer. This approach allows you to integrate a consistent look and style throughout the room and create a truly custom experience. However, a project of this scope often requires professional assistance. There are companies like Re-Bath, a partner of JCPenney Home Services, that offer an exclusive remodeling process to remove old materials and fixtures and replace them with beautiful, new products in a wide variety of colors and styles. Partnerships with leading brands provide ample choices in cabinets, countertops, fixtures, hardware and more for a one-stop solution to upgrading your bathroom from floor to ceiling. Create a New Kitchen It’s the hub of the home, so it’s no surprise that many homeowners start with the kitchen when they’re planning functional upgrades. New appliances, countertops and tilework all add to the style and function of a kitchen, but don’t overlook these highly functional features that can make your home more enjoyable. NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

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Water Filtration Features like the faucet and sink, and even refrigerators with ice-makers and water dispensers, can take a real beating through basic everyday use. One way to minimize the wear and tear, and take your kitchen upgrade to the next level, is a water filtration system. Cleaner, clearer water can benefit your home in a number of ways. It eliminates the need for expensive bottled water, produces cleaner, spot-free dishes, lets you save on soap and detergents, results in less buildup on fixtures and helps increase the life of appliances that use water. Flooring Updating the floor of your kitchen is another easy way to upgrade the space, even if it’s the only enhancement

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you make. For example, JCPenney Home Services offers a broad line of hardwood, laminate and luxury vinyl, all of which are affordable and practical solutions for a high-use area like the kitchen. Lighting If there’s one place in the home where task lighting really matters, it’s the kitchen. Proper lighting can help ensure you can see well for safe food handling. It also helps set the mood for the room, whether it’s a lively gathering with guests or a quiet candle-lit meal at your eat-in nook. You can create a focal point with exquisite fixture over a feature like an island then be sure to complement your standout fixtures with recessed lights on multiple switches with dimmers so you can customize the lighting as needed. Find more ideas


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and inspiration for your kitchen or bathroom upgrade at jcpenney.myhomeprojectcenter.com. Planning Your Project Define your desires. Although obvious, many homeowners find this to be among the most challenging aspects of a renovation. Start by determining the scope of your project. It may be just a new tub or shower, or it may be the entire kitchen. Some homeowners find it helpful to consider their project in terms of must-haves and nice-to-haves so it’s easier to make adjustments as obstacles or finances require. Set a budget. The easiest way to overspend on a renovation is to go into it without an established budget. If you specify what you can afford from the outset and plan against that budget every step of the way, you’re more likely to feel satisfied with your investment in the long run. Expect the unexpected. If possible, review a blueprint of your home (or have your contractor take a look) to identify details behind the wall, like the layout of the plumbing and electric lines, which can be costly to relocate. It’s also a good idea to take a thorough inventory of your current space so you’re aware of any damage or wear that will need repaired before you begin. Hire the help (or not). With some preliminary information on the complexity of the job and a better idea of exactly what you’re hoping to accomplish, you should be able to decide about whether the project is something you’re prepared to tackle on your own or if hiring professionals is more likely to provide the results you’re seeking. Monitor progress. Even if you’re handling the project on your own, it’s a good idea to continually monitor the project in terms of budget, timeline and quality of work. It’s easier to make corrections as you go than to get to the end and discover a problem that needs reworking. (Family Features) l NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

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JENA DRAPER

General Manager CatchOn, Inc. (CatchOn) Dallas, Texas Who She Is: Jena is a founder of innovative education technology solutions and entrepreneur with a strong business background. She founded CatchOn in 2016 as a recent graduate. Catching On: Jena created CatchOn to help school districts optimize their technology and provide them with the visibility needed to make data-informed decisions. CatchOn’s cutting-edge, real-time data analytics and monitoring capabilities enable school districts to meet and adapt to changing needs and trends as they happen. The company recently became an Education Networks of America affiliate company. Putting Her Skills to Good Use: Jena has a unique ability to provide simple technology solutions that solve difficult problems, enabling her to see large opportunities that most others miss. Advice for Entrepreneurs: Surround yourself with the best minds in your industry and strive to learn from the smartest people in the room.

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Senior Vice President of Client Services Education Networks of America, Inc. (ENA) Nashville, Tennessee Who She Is: Lillian Kellogg is Senior Vice President of Client Services at Education Networks of America (ENA). She has dedicated her career to education and has over 25 years of experience in working with schools and libraries in the field of educational technology. Making Connections: By providing visibility for ENA, she plays a role in promoting robust and reliable broadband, Wi-Fi/ LAN, communication, cloud, and security services to K–12 schools, higher education institutions, and libraries across the nation. Community Runs Deep: She is a member of the board of directors for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET). She is a past Chair and board member for the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) and past Co-chair and board member of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). The Appeal of the Education Community: Starting her career as a high school teacher, education is her home. She values the sense of community within education and the industry’s collective mission to put kids first.

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170 | La hipertensión:

enemigo silencioso 174 | Dermatitis del área del pañal 178 | Hablemos de dislexia 180 | Colesterol: lo que usted, debería saber 184 | Trastorno del espectro autista 186 | Afianzando tradiciones y cosechando recuerdos

Feng Shui

188 | Libera tu ser, abre tu alma a la armonía

moda latina

193 | Agatha Dessous

belleza

204 | Como maquillar tus ojos

cuando usas gafas 206 | Mua Glam por Lena Krasovitskaya, maquillaje y estilismo 212 | Selecciones del editor

influyentes

216 | Jon Secada,

una voz llena de matices 222 | El brillo detrás de las estrellas, Rogger Marchán

moda

240 | 100% Chic Anna Cortina. Estética y función 244 | 100% Chic Un espacio vintage Colección Samay SS19 314 | Selecciones del editor

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252 | NaviTop 254 | Aroma y energía 256 | Hombre trendy 260 | Navidad con armonía 264 | RockStar By Galo Bertin 272 | Una caricia para el alma 276 | Un abrazo delicioso 278 | Nueva York:

la navidad ideal en la Gran Manzana 282 | Invierno Voyage por Nidal Nouaihed 290 | Elixir para celebrar 294 | Brindemos por la felicidad

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306 | Messier 42 por Mila Ospina

tecnología

316 | Posa Studio, compromiso

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322 | A cuidar nuestro

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Spanish Gracias a tí legó el momento de hacer una retrospectiva y desplegar nuestra mente para visualizar los logros de este año. En primer lugar, Spanish InFluential entró en una fase de crecimiento que la ha llevado a recorrer caminos tan provechosos como los temas que con tanto esfuerzo tejemos para ustedes, nuestros amados lectores. Ustedes nos impulsan a seguir desarrollando un sello editorial enfocado en hacer brillar a los nuevos talentos y aplaudir de pie a los consagrados.

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Desde una visión global, la humanidad está mutando y, poco a poco, comienza a añadir nuevas piezas para completar el rompecabezas de nuestra existencia. Ahora la tendencia es lo diferente; es la inclusión de pensamientos y formas. La “belleza” es más amplia y digerible, pues ya no cabe en un lente, sino en los ojos de quien te mire. La hermosura ya no es un parámetro, es un don que nos acompaña a todos. Spanish InFluential quiere, y ha demostrado, ser parte de esta integración. Como ya es costumbre, esta edición destila colores y sorpresas. Es un hecho tangible que las redes sociales nos absorben. Desayunamos, almorzamos y cenamos con ellas. Los medios digitales compiten minuto a minuto por llamar tu atención por un “me gusta”, por un comentario. Vivimos a un clic de distancia. Por esta razón, Spanish InFluential reafirma su propósito de generar contenido de vanguardia, que alimente tu día a día y motivarte a gozar de una vida equilibrada y con bienestar. No tenemos una esfera mágica y tampoco la receta del éxito. Pero tenemos algo más valioso e imposible de cuantificar: una familia. Es decir, te tenemos a ti. Detrás de esta pantalla hay amigos que escriben para vos y se esmeran en responder tus inquietudes. El equipo de Spanish InFluential es tan cálido como una brisa de verano. Tenemos colaboradores y lectores en los cinco continentes y día a día abonamos más terreno. Nos extendemos. Echamos raíces en todo el mundo. Y todo gracias a tí. Eres nuestra mayor influencia. De hecho, con el mayor de los entusiasmos, revelamos una buena nueva: fuimos reconocidos como la Mejor Revista Digital de Estados Unidos en la categoría “Life Style”. Un galardón que otorga el portal LuxMagazine de Reino Unido. Ahora bien, llegó la temprada festiva y con ella nuestra última edición de 2018. Da amor. Sé generoso. Eres importante. Brinda y viaja. Conoce el mundo. Recuerda: nuestra gratitud es para tí. Felices fiestas. Tu familia, Argenis Gudiño Editor Spanish InFluential

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David E. Venegas Q.

Editor Junior Spanish InFluential Comunicador social medium.com/@david.ve @Venegas_D editorspanish@influential-magazine.com Mención impreso, graduado de la Universidad Católica Santa Rosa en Caracas. Además de la fotografía y el arte de la literatura narrativa, se ha desempeñado en periodismo gastronómico. Ha realizado trabajos especiales para revistas de economía, negocios, publicidad y mercadeo. Desea, algún día, convertirse en novelista.

Fabbiola Palumbo

Editora Fashion Junior Spanish InFluential Consultora y asesora de imagen @FabbiolaPL Selección de guardarropas a Gerentes, CEO´s y sus esposas; también realiza Styling, selección del vestuario en las campañas publicitarias. Trabaja en Consultores Neurosales, empresa que se encarga de cooperar en la capacitación y construcción de organizaciones de excelencia humana a través del Aprendizaje Transformador.


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Giuseppe Paladino

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Nixon Ruiz

Diseñador gráfico TSU en Mercadeo, artista plástico, ilustrador y estilista @briamcute Nixon.Ruiz Nick Ruiz Alvarez

A través de las constelaciones familiares realiza consultas individuales, en grupos o empresas que están atascados en problemas o situaciones que no han podido resolver. Busca soluciones por medio de una nueva visión.

Actualmente es maquillador de Revlon Venezuela, Kiko (marca italiana de cosméticos), Peggy Sage (marca francesa de maquillaje) y Loreal Paris Venezuela.

José Luis Venegas

Edimar Torres y Alvenis Gudiño

Diseñador gráfico Fotógrafo aficionado IG | @jlvquintero

Amplia experiencia como profesional en el diseño editorial, amante de la naturaleza y las experiencias deportivas extremas. La capturas de imágenes son parte de su vida.Apasionado por los chocolates los cuales considera que son fuente de vida para mantenerse joven, aunado a sonrerir siempre. Con visión positiva ante cada reto que debe afrontar.

Ingeniero en sistema y publicista Fundadores de @dulceequilibrio Respectivamente, ambos runners de corazón, amantes de la cocina saludable y creen que la mejor receta para la vida es sonreír.

Twitter @EdimarTorres @AlvenisG

Marisol Alcalá Pantoja

Psicopedagoga Facebook @marisol.pantoja.750 solmari26am@gmail.com Especialista en dificultad de aprendizaje (lectura, escritura, cálculo, memoria y atención). En la actualidad se desempeña como docente con el fin de identificar y ayudar a los niños que requieran una atención especial.

Dr. Miguel Sira

Médico cirujano www.solterosdrsira.com Egresado de la Universidad del Zulia. Médico sexólogo, graduado del Centro de Investigaciones Psiquiátricas, Psicológicas y Sexológicas de Venezuela. Expresidente de la Sociedad Venezolana de Sexología Médica, entre 1998 – 2001. Productor Nacional Independiente y conductor del programa “Piel Adentro”, transmitido por 92.9FM, desde el año 2004 hasta la actualidad.

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L.N David Eduardo Girón Gutiérrez

Licenciado en Nutriología Facebook @NutriologoDavidG Twitter @NutriologoGiron Instagram @Nutriologo_giron Nutri_giron@hotmail.com Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas. Miembro de la Asociación Mexicana de Nutriología A.C (AMENAC). Asesor nutricional de la Escuela Municipal de Atletismo de Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Asesor nutricional del certamen de belleza Reinas Chiapas y consultor nutricional de manera particular.

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Asesor turístico Instagram @rafaelalcalde rafaelalcalde@yahoo.com Administrador de empresas turísticas. Diez años de experiencia laboral en los departamentos de reservaciones y ventas de la aerolínea española Iberia. Amante y estudioso de las diferentes culturas y tradiciones en el mundo. Viajero empedernido. Modelo profesional con experiencia actoral.

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la hipertensión: ENEMIGO SILENCIOSO

SEAN BIENVENIDOS A NUESTRO ESPACIO EN EL CUAL BRINDAREMOS INFORMACIÓN ESENCIAL SOBRE AQUELLOS CUIDADOS BÁSICOS PARA LA SALUD CARDIOVASCULAR Y LO ORIENTARÁN SOBRE EL GRAN POTENCIAL DE LOS ALIMENTOS EN EL CAMINO DEL CUIDADO DEL CORAZÓN 170 SPANISH

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CARDIÓLOGO, NEFROLÓGO Y ESPECIALISTA EN HIPERTENSIÓN ARTERIAL | www.drlapman.com | IG @lapman.integrative.health | Twitter @Drlapman | drlapman.com/product/guiaexpress-para-una-vida-sana/

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COACH EN SALUD Y NUTRICIÓN HOLÍSTICA Y COCINERA NATURISTA | IG @cardiofood.healthcoach

a hipertensión arterial es una enfermedad muy frecuente en Latinoamérica, con una prevalencia que ronda entre el 25-38% de la población adulta mayor de 18 años. La presión arterial señala el esfuerzo que realiza el ventrículo izquierdo del corazón para bombear la sangre a todo el cuerpo. Por lo tanto, la hipertensión marca el “gran esfuerzo” que el órgano hace.

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Generalmente esta enfermedad cursa sin signos, ni síntomas, por eso es muy importante tomarse la presión arterial o que su médico se la tome en el control anual. Los valores de presión arterial se detallan en el siguiente cuadro:

La hipertensión arterial puede conllevar grandes complicaciones en la salud, especialmente en el corazón, en los riñones y en el cerebro: Con respecto al corazón, el infarto agudo de miocardio y la insuficiencia cardíaca representan unas de las principales complicaciones de la hipertensión.

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En cuanto al riñón, la segunda causa de ingreso a diálisis es la hipertensión arterial. Por lo tanto, controlar los valores de la misma resulta fundamental para prevenir esta complicación.

El cerebro se ve afectado por la hipertensión también: es una de las causas de los accidentes cerebrovasculares (ACV) hemorrágicos. La hipertensión constituye un factor de riesgo para sufrir arritmias, que a su vez después podría devenir en ACV isquémicos. El diagnóstico de la hipertensión es relativamente sencillo: como medida inicial consiste en la medición de la presión arterial en el consultorio, al menos 3 veces. Una vez establecida la hipótesis diagnóstica, se deberá realizar diferentes estudios para evaluar el riesgo que tiene el paciente para desarrollar alguna complicación de la enfermedad que antes mencionamos. NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2018 SPANISH

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Spanish Además, para efectuar un diagnóstico completo, el profesional recomienda realizar un ecocardiograma, un holter de presión de 24 hs, una ergometría y un examen completo de sangre y orina, evaluando el perfil de colesterol, glucemia y otros marcadores específicos para descartar otras patologías asociadas.

más aún para preservar nuestra salud. Es por esto que aquellas personas que padecen hipertensión deben aumentar el consumo de frutas y verduras frescas, ya que aportan antioxidantes, vitaminas y minerales, como por ejemplo el potasio que cumple un papel fundamental para prevenir esta enfermedad”.

Recordemos que la hipertensión generalmente no se trata de una patología aislada, sino que está acompañada de obesidad, diabetes, tabaquismo, hipercolesterolemia, y cabe recalcar que cuantos más factores de riesgo una persona tenga, mayor será el riesgo de desarrollar complicaciones vasculares.

Las bananas, ciruelas y los cítricos constituyen un ejemplo válido de frutas muy beneficiosas para los casos de hipertensión.

Con respecto a los tratamientos para la hipertensión, el doctor nos explica que son muy variados desde lo farmacológico y que deben adecuarse a las necesidades de cada paciente, pero siempre hay que insistir en los cambios del estilo de vida como pilar fundamental. En el área nutricional Yael Hasbani, Coach en salud y nutrición holística, y profesora en alimentación natural, nos explica que la hipertensión es una patología cada vez más común y que tiene origen en factores de estilo de vida, como la alimentación, el estrés, y el ritmo de vida. La hipertensión, es sin dudas, un mensaje que el cuerpo nos está dando y que debemos escucharlo. Justamente, el modo en el que vivimos, acelerados, apurados, hace que tomemos conductas que favorecen la elección de alimentos procesados, industrializados, con conservantes y con gran cantidad de sodio. Están disponibles para todos, rápidos de prepararse o consumirse, ya listos…

El diagnóstico de la hipertensión es sencillo: como medida inicial consiste en la medición de la presión arterial en el consultorio, al menos 3 veces

Se recomienda que, con respecto a la hipertensión y el consumo de sal, buscar alternativas, muy sabrosas y más saludables para reemplazar o sustituir la ingesta de sodio. “Como clave principal recomiendo siempre una alimentación natural, basada en vegetales y alimentos no procesados además de libre de sodio, con gran ingesta de fibra y cereales integrales. Siempre es muy valioso incorporar nuevos alimentos y productos y

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Como especialista en alimentación recomiendo evitar el consumo de sal común y todas sus variantes que contengan sodio, dentro de estas se encuentran la sal marina y la sal rosada. Aunque estas sales son muy saludables, para aquellas personas que sufren de hipertensión inclusive estas sales benéficas serían muy perjudiciales. Existen sí alternativas sin sodio de estas sales, que se encuentran disponibles en dietéticas y casas de alimentos para la salud. La salsa de soja, es otra variante con muy alto contenido de sodio, y aunque es sabrosa y saludable desde la perspectiva de ser un alimento fermentado, debe consumirse sin sodio también. Otro grupo de alimentos a evitar especialmente es el de los embutidos, fiambres, chacinados, quesos duros, enlatados, mantecas y los alimentos procesados. Como reemplazo, es conveniente: Incorporar legumbres naturales, no enlatadas, como las lentejas, los porotos y los garbanzos que proveen fibras y tienen un alto contenido proteico y resultan muy beneficiosas para combatir la hipertensión.

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Incorporar semillas, aceites de primera prensión en frío, como el de girasol u oliva. Incorporar cereales integrales, como la avena, el arroz integral, el mijo, y la quinoa entre otros. Una excelente manera de reemplazar la sal y darle gusto a tus comidas es:


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2 cucharadas de orégano, 5 cucharadas de polvo de cebolla, 2 cucharadas de polvo de ajo, 2 cucharadas de páprika, 2 cucharadas de tomillo, ½ cucharada de eneldo: procesar y combinar todos los ingredientes. Guardar en frascos.

1 cucharada de ajo en polvo, 1 cuchada de cebolla en polvo, 1 cucharada de albahaca seca, 1 cucharada de orégano y 1 cucharada de romero: procesar y combinar todos los ingredientes. Guardar en frascos.

La hipertensión y las fiestas de fin de año: ¿una encrucijada? Se acercan las fiestas y con ellas los encuentros de fin de año, despedidas, cenas y agasajos. Como especialista en cardiología aconsejo ser particularmente cauteloso, especialmente aquellas persona que padecen hipertensión. “Las fiestas y los encuentros son invitaciones para hacer desarreglos, pero justamente son estas situaciones en las que debe controlarse la ingesta de alimentos ricos en sodio. Una táctica consistiría en comer la comida recomendada por su médico antes de ir a las reuniones, o bien llevar consigo viandas o snacks aptas para el consumo sin sodio”, recomienda además. Por mi parte en el aspecto nutricional, recomiendo buscar alternativas en los agasajos que nos permitan disfrutar del encuentro sin hacer que el eje de la reunión sea solamente la comida. “Los encuentros en sí son situaciones para aprovechar y nutrirnos de todo aquello que rodea a la comida, que constituye verdaderamente nuestro alimento primario. Entonces, si hacemos hincapié en rodearnos de quienes nos brindan su cariño y en sentir el placer de estar alimentándonos de lo que va más allá de la comida, es realmente cómo vamos a nutrirnos”. Como conclusión deseamos que nuestros lectores logren aprovechar estas fiestas para lograr nutrirnos plenamente, dentro y fuera del plato, llenándonos de la energía que necesitamos para cerrar el año y comenzar un nuevo camino, con esfuerzo, esperanza y conciencia de salud. l NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2018 SPANISH

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dermatitis DEL ÁREA DEL PAÑAL e usa con demasiada frecuencia en forma incorrecta el término en la actualidad tiende a usarse como un signo no como una identidad compleja.

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La dermatitis del área del pañal en el mundo Es considerada la enfermedad dermatológica para niños más frecuente en Estados Unidos, siendo responsable de más de 1 millón de visitas al año. La prevalencia de la dermatitis de la zona del pañal ha sido estimada entre 7 -35%, con un pico de incidencia entre los 9 y 12 meses de edad. Sin embargo en 1997, en Gran Bretaña se demostró una incidencia de 25% en las primeras 4 semanas de vida. Otro estudio reportó en el 52% de los niños experimenta un episodio en el primer año de vida. En Nigeria se identificó en 1996 – 1997 dermatitis en la zona del pañal del 7% de los niños. En Kuwait, se reportó un 4% de la población pediátrica con dermatitis de la zona del pañal.

ES UN TÉRMINO MUY AMPLIO, MÁS BIEN DESCRIPTIVO QUE DIAGNÓSTICO, SE REFIERE A LA ERUPCIÓN QUE OCURRE EN EL ÁREA DE LA PIEL CUBIERTA POR EL PAÑAL E INCLUYE TODOS LOS PROCESOS INFLAMATORIOS QUE AFECTAN LA PORCIÓN INFERIOR DEL ABDOMEN, GENITALES, NALGAS Y LA PORCIÓN SUPERIOR DE LOS MUSLOS

La incidencia mundial y la edad de inicio varía ampliamente, esta variación esta probablemente relacionada al uso de pañales desechables, higiene, control de esfínteres y práctica de crianza en los diferentes países. No hay predilección por sexo. En una serie, hasta el 80% de los niños entre 3 y 20 meses de edad fueron diagnosticados con dermatitis del pañal y representa el 20% de la consulta dermatológica pediátrica, está presente en el 25% de los niños aunque no resulta amenazante para la vida causa disconfort al paciente y gastos médicos.

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Se estima que alrededor de un 70% de los menores de 2 años cursará con uno o más episodios de dermatitis del área del pañal, de magnitud variable, sin existir diferencias por sexo o raza, aunque los niños que reciben lactancia materna podrían tener un riesgo reducido.

¿Qué desarrolla la dermatitis del pañal? El paso crítico en el desarrollo de dermatitis del pañal es la oclusión de la piel debajo del pañal. El cambio infrecuente del pañal ocasiona exceso de hidratación y maceración de la capa más superficial de la piel, lo que hace que la piel sea más sensible a la fricción, esto puede interferir con la función de barrera protectora, permitiendo la exposición de los irritantes a las capas más profundas. Las enzimas digestivas (tripsina y lipasa) pueden desarrollar dermatitis del pañal, con hidratación y


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DERMOPEDIATRA Médico Cirujano, Universidad Popular Autónomadel Estado de Puebla. Especialidad en Dermatología Pediátrica Subespecialidad en Dermatología Pediátrica Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez | www.iselamendez.mx

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Spanish PH alcalino, incrementando la actividad de éstas enzimas. Los factores agravantes en dermatitis atópica incluyen pobre cuidado de la piel, microorganismos, anormalidades del tracto urinario, diarrea, y el uso de antibióticos de amplio espectro.

Factores predisponentes La dermatitis del pañal primaria se ha relacionado con el calor y la humedad de la zona del pañal, es una dermatitis no alérgica con una etiología que es principalmente no infecciosa. Su etiología se basa en una alteración de la función barrera. Los factores más comúnmente asociados con la patogénesis de las dermatitis del área del pañal son la humedad de la piel, pH elevado, enzimas fecales y agentes infecciosos. Existen diferentes patrones de afección clínica: Dermatitis eritematosa simple: Es el más frecuente, afecta áreas convexas (en W), respetando los pliegues. Las formas más leves se caracterizan por

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eritema y descamación; el eritema puede desarrollar una apariencia vidriosa y a parecer pápulas.

Variedad sifiloide pápulo-erosiva o poserosiva de Sevestre-Jaquet: Es una forma moderada de la dermatitis eritematosa simple. Se presenta sobre las superficies convexas en que se observan pápulas del color de la piel o eritematosas, generalmente menores de 5 mm de diámetro, que por acción de la fricción o maceración se erosionan en la cúpula. Pueden volverse violáceas y liquenificadas.

Ulcerosa: Se caracteriza por pérdida cutánea epidérmica o más profunda, siendo la presentación más grave de las anteriores; surge como consecuencia de la potencia y el tiempo de exposición a la agresión y sensibilidad individual de la piel.

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más frecuente en el periodo neonatal. Puede deberse a cambios químicos (alteración del pH en procesos diarreicos o enteropatías) o infecciosos (dermatitis estreptocócica perianal, parasitosis).

con lesiones en boca, infección candidiásica intestinal y uso de antimicrobianos de amplio espectro. Candida albicans es un hongo y, como la mayoría de ellos, su temperatura óptima de crecimiento es 37º C (temperatura corporal). Además, para su supervivencia necesita humedad, así que sus zonas preferidas para habitar son las mucosas, la piel y las uñas.

Complicaciones Las más habituales son de tipo infeccioso, especialmente la sobre infección por Candida Albicans, seguido de estreptococo B hemolitico y el granuloma glúteo. Principal complicación: Sobreinfección por hongos (Candidosis) La sobreinfección por Candida sp es frecuente en las dermatitis perianales neonatales de más de 72 horas de evolución. Se presenta como un eritema extenso, rojo intenso brillante, que puede comprometer los pliegues, presenta placas de bordes geográficos bien definidos, borde descamativo y pápulovesiculas eritematosas satélites en la periferia. Puede coexistir

La dermatitis del pañal primaria se ha relacionado con el calor y la humedad de la zona del pañal, es una dermatitis no alérgica con una etiología que es principalmente no infecciosa

Candida sp, en principio no es un patógeno, ya que la flora bacteriana beneficiosa y el sistema inmunitario limitan su crecimiento y frenan su excesiva proliferación, manteniendo así un equilibrio. Ahora bien, si el equilibrio existente se rompe Candida albicans empieza a proliferar y puede dar lugar a un conjunto de enfermedades denominadas Candidosis. Infección por bacterias (dermatitis estreptocócica perianal) Es el tipo clínico de dermatitis perianal. Limitada a esta área, se manifiesta como eritema, erosiones o pústulas; es más frecuente en el periodo neonatal. Otras complicaciones Granuloma glúteo El llamado granuloma glúteo infantil es una complicación de una dermatitis del pañal asociada a la utilización de corticoides tópicos de alta potencia, caracterizada por la aparición de nódulos violáceos o purpúricos de hasta 2 ó 3 cm de diámetro. La hipopigmentación o cicatrización son complicaciones de dermatitis del pañal moderadas o severas. l

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HABLEMOS DE AL ESTAR EN UN SALÓN DE CLASE NOS ENCONTRAMOS CON DISTINTAS NECESIDADES EDUCATIVAS, ALGUNOS ESTUDIANTES PUEDEN TENER DIFICULTAD ESPECIFICA EN LA ESCRITURA, LECTURA O MATEMÁTICA, PERO LAS MAESTRAS O ESPECIALISTAS QUEREMOS LO MEJOR PARA ELLOS Y AYUDARLOS EN CUALQUIER DIFICULTAD QUE PRESENTEN niciemos definiendo que es la dislexia; es una condición de por vida que dificulta que las personas lean. Es la dificultad de aprendizaje más común. Principalmente la dislexia es un problema con la precisión y fluidez al leer. Nuestros estudiantes con dislexia pueden que tengan dificultad para responder preguntas acerca de algo que han leído. Pero, cuando se les lee en voz alta, puede que no tengan ninguna dificultad. Sin embargo, la dislexia puede crear problemas con otras habilidades. Estas pueden incluir: comprensión lectora, ortografía, escritura y matemáticas.

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En ocasiones las personas creen que la dislexia es un problema visual porque los niños invierten las letras o escriben al revés. Pero la dislexia no es un problema con la visión ni con ver las letras en la dirección equivocada.Es importante saber que, aunque la dislexia afecta el aprendizaje, no tiene nada que ver con la inteligencia. Una de las principales dificultades que presentan estos niños se encuentran en su percepción espacial visual, en su capacidad para situar a personas y objetos en el espacio en referencia con su propio cuerpo, así como la percepción temporal auditiva. Una razón por la que los niños tienen dificultad para decodificar es que a menudo tienen problemas con una destreza más básica del lenguaje llamada conciencia fonológica. Esta es la habilidad de reconocer sonidos

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Reconocer si dos palabras riman. Eliminar el sonido inicial de una palabra. Aprender palabras nuevas. Reconocer las letras y hacerlas coincidir con el sonido que producen.

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Tienen dificultad para eliminar el sonido medio de una palabra o al mezclar sonidos para formar una palabra. No pueden reconocer palabras familiares a simple vista. Olvidan rápidamente cómo escribir muchas de las palabras que estudian. Se confunden con problemas matemáticos de lógica.

Escuela media Cometen muchos errores de ortografía. Frecuentemente tienen que releer oraciones y párrafos. Leen a un nivel académico inferior a como hablan.

Bachillerato A menudo omiten palabras cortas cuando leen en voz alta. No leen al nivel esperado para su grado escolar. Prefieren encarecidamente las preguntas de opción múltiple a las de completar espacios en blanco o de respuesta corta.


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Una vez conociendo que es la dislexia, y tomando en cuenta cada uno de los aspectos que afecta el aprendizaje del estudiante, aquí les dejo unas actividades que podemos trabajar con nuestros niños que presenten esta dificultad: Jugar con plastilina: Comenzaremos haciendo churritos o palitos, después moldearemos arcos y por último colocaremos en posición de las letras del folio. El objetivo es diferenciar posición arriba/abajo: esta es la principal causa de que confundan la b/p o u/n.

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Jugar con plastilina y palitos: Seguimos imitando modelos de letras. El proceso es similar, pero el objetivo esta vez es distinto: diferenciar posición derecha-izquierda. Dependiendo de la posición que coloquemos el arco, constituirá una letra u otra.

Jugar con las palabras: No necesitamos nada más, un ambiente tranquilo y disfrutar junto al niño. Vamos a pronunciar una serie de palabras significativas para él, por ejemplo, si estamos en el parque “árbol, tobogán y juego” y el niño deberá repetirlas en el mismo orden.

una palabra cualquiera y preguntar si contiene un sonido. Por ejemplo; “la palabra lazo, ¿contiene la z?”.

Sílabas: Seguimos jugando con las palabras: ahora vamos a dividir una palabra en sílabas ayudándonos de palmadas. “Pelota: pe – lo - ta”

Derivar palabras: Decimos una palabra primitiva, algo que estemos viendo preferiblemente, por ejemplo, flor; y que diga palabras derivadas: floristería, florero, floristero.

Jugar a rimar: En palabras sueltas“busca una palabras que rime con casa” también se pude hacer en modo de verso o de rap, dependiendo de la edad del niño.

Lectura compartida: Lectura en voz alta de un cuento u otro tipo de texto, seremos su modelo lector, su apoyo y alternaremos la lectura, una oración o párrafo el maestro, padres o especialistas y otra el niño. l

Con esta actividad estamos aumentando su percepción temporal y auditiva, afectada también por la dislexia. Para mejorar las dificultades motrices que presentan habitualmente podremos:

Mejorar el conocimiento del esquema corporal: Dibujando todas las partes del cuerpo por ejemplo, su muñeco favorito, variando la posición de algunas de sus partes levantando una mano, una pierna, girando la cabeza, etc. Sería divertido que el niño repitiese también esa posición.

Fortalecer su lateralidad: (Esta actividad está muy relacionada con la anterior). Diremos órdenes tipo: mano derecha arriba, salta sobre tu pie izquierdo. Si lo hacemos bailando será mucho más divertido aún, existen muchas canciones que trabajan esto.

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EL COLESTEROL ES UNA SUSTANCIA DERIVADA DE LOS LÍPIDOS QUE CONSUMIMOS EN NUESTRA DIETA DIARIA, ES DECIR, SON SUSTANCIAS GRASAS Y ESTA SE ENCUENTRA PRESENTE EN TODOS NUESTROS TEJIDOS

l colesterol no es inservible y tampoco es el malo del cuento, ya que este cumple ciertas labores dentro de nuestro organismo, aquí te enumeramos algunas: 1. Forma parte de la pared celular. 2. Contribuye al mantenimiento de la fluidez de membrana y establece interacciones con ciertas proteínas de membrana que pueden regular la actividad de éstas. 3. Es esencial en la producción de hormonas. 4. Síntesis de la vitamina D.

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La hipercolesterolemia es conocida como la enfermedad silenciosa, esta se produce cuando la presencia de colesterol en la sangre está por encima de los valores normales y aunque no presenta signos físicos, ni síntomas su control es muy importante, ya que está asociado directamente con el desarrollo de enfermedades del corazón. Estos son los parámetros para su diagnóstico en personas adultas: Parámetros normales Colesterol total <200 mg/dl Colesterol HDL 40-60 mg/dl Colesterol LDL <100 mg/dl Colesterol VLDL 2-30 mg/dl NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2018 SPANISH

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Spanish Este problema es uno de los más comunes y forma parte del síndrome metabólico (presencia de 2 o más padecimientos relacionados con el metabolismo), la hipercolesterolemia puede ser provocado por dos motivos:

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Genética: Es decir, estos aparecen debido a alteraciones metabólicas propias de cada individuo.

Y tú, ¿Cuándo fue la última vez que revisaste tu colesterol sanguíneo?

Estilo de vida no saludable: Esta es la causa más frecuenta y se debe a una alimentación inadecuada, como el consumo excesivo de grasas y bajo consumo de fibra, sedentarismo, obesidad, diabetes y fumar. Dentro de toda la gama de alimentos que giran a nuestro alrededor hay algunos que lo contienen en grandes cantidades, si nosotros padecemos de este problema debemos minorar el consumo, ojo, minorar, no eliminar. Estos son los 10 alimentos que más lo contienen: 1. Cubitos sazonadores. 2. Sesos de cerdo. 3. Yema de huevo. 4. Requesón. 5. Hígado de res. 6. Anchoas. 7. Cangrejo. 8. Mantequilla. 9. Manteca de puerco. 10. Carne de puerco. Nota: el colesterol de la yema de huevo no interviene en el aumento en el colesterol plasmático, por lo que se puede comer sin problema.

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Si sufres de un aumento del colesterol, estos son los puntos más importantes que debes realizar para poder controlar los niveles de colesterol en sangre: 1. Medicamento (si así lo amerita) otorgado por tu médico de cabecera. 2. Dieta equilibrada. 3. Aumento del consumo de fibra. 4. Consumo de líquidos. 5. Aumento de actividad física. 6. Disminución del consumo de alimentos con alto contenido de colesterol 7. Monitoreo frecuente de tu colesterol sanguíneo. 8. Observar las etiquetas de los alimentos y evitar lo que contengan alto contenido de grasas saturadas. La OMS recomienda llevar a cabo una dieta pautada y controlada antes de acudir a los fármacos. El no control de la hipercolesterolemia puede tener graves consecuencias en nuestra salud, ya que esto propicia el desarrollo de enfermedades cardíacas y ateroesclerosis Y tú, ¿Cuándo fue la última vez que revisaste tu colesterol sanguíneo? l


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ablemos de este trastorno y sus variables Cuando buscamos la definición de la palabra “trastorno”, múltiples diccionarios lo definen como: “un cambio y/o alteración en funcionamiento (psíquico, físico, emocional) de un organismo”.

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La palabra “espectro” se usa en la medicina para referirse a amplitud, serie de especies y la palabra “autismo” es un neologismo compuesto del prefijo griego autos, que significa: uno mismo. El sufijo ismo forma un sustantivo abstracto que denota cierto tipo de tendencia, lo que semánticamente señala un aislamiento del mundo exterior. Indica atención hacia uno mismo, lo que conlleva a desinterés hacia los demás.

CUANDO ESTE DIAGNÓSTICO LLEGA A UNA FAMILIA SON MUCHAS LAS PREGUNTAS, ANGUSTIAS Y TEMORES QUE LLEGAN A LA VIDA DE LOS PADRES Y FAMILIARES, LUEGO VIENE EL PROCESO DE NEGACIÓN Y EL DE ACEPTACIÓN.

Entonces, podemos decir que el autismo es un abanico de conductas que se evidencian en diferentes etapas del desarrollo de un sujeto, unas atipicidades dentro de las áreas del desarrollo evolutivo, sobre todo, el lenguaje (expresivo, comprensivo y receptivo), las habilidades sensoriales, las destrezas motoras (alteraciones a nivel táctil, propioceptivo y vestibular), y sociales (destrezas para relacionarse y tener empatía). Estas alteraciones comienzan en los primeros años de la infancia y se mantienen a lo largo de la vida. Una buena intervención o tratamiento intensivo y temprano, mejora el pronóstico de interacción de un sujeto con la sociedad donde vive y convive. Existen términos como: “Trastorno Generalizado de Desarrollo” (TGD) o “Síndrome de Asperger”, que eran usados para referirse a este abanico o nivel de autismo. Desde el año 2013 el Manual de Diagnóstico de los Trastornos Mentales (DSM-5), incorpora el concepto explicado

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con anterioridad (espectro) y da principal atención a la intervención o tratamiento en una edad temprana estableciendo 3 niveles del Trastorno del Espectro Autista (TEA). Nivel I = Persona que necesita ayuda Nivel II = Persona que tiene más alteraciones en las psico -funciones y requiere más ayuda de forma sistemática, progresiva y constante Nivel III = Persona con múltiples alteraciones en las psico-funciones y requiere intervención de manera muy notable. Ahora que conocemos este término, debemos dejar de usar los términos antiguos como: Asperger, TGD. y hablar de TEA. Los encargados de realizar el diagnóstico del TEA son los médicos neurólogos y/o psiquiatras, quienes, apoyándose en las valoraciones del psicólogo, logran ofrecer un plan de tratamiento enfocado en las principales debilidades de la valoración diagnóstica.


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Luego un equipo interdisciplinario establece el plan de acción por cada especialidad (fisioterapia, terapia ocupacional, terapia del lenguaje, psicología y psicopedagogía), cuidando respetar objetivos específicos para estimular los procesos cognitivos y las funciones ejecutivas.

No hay recetas mágicas ni tratamientos infalibles, cada sujeto evoluciona de manera personal a la misma intervención, es tarea de los padres acudir a las intervenciones de manera constante, sistemática y progresiva y es tarea de los especialistas entregar un informe de la evolución del sujeto.

¿Cuáles son los signos de alerta? Cada hito del desarrollo se da en una edad critica, si en el sujeto no se da en el momento esperado, es un signo de alerta que se consulta primero con el pediatra, quien debe referir a otro profesional en caso de considerarlo necesario. Si el médico pediatra no lo considera necesario y usted como padre tiene inquietud por alguna conducta que haya observado, haga un registro descriptivo y consulte con un psicólogo, quien podrá brindarle las orientaciones necesarias kPOR FABIOLA ORTEGA para atender su inquietud. PSICOPEDAGOGA MENCIÓN RETARDO MENTAL Y PROBLEMAS EMOCIONALES. DIPLOMADA EN NEUROPSICOLOGÍA APLICADA. ESPECIALISTA EN PROBLEMAS EN LA ESCRITURA. GRAFÓLOGA. | fabiolapsico@gmail.com

¿Qué hacer en casa? La mayor fortaleza de las personas dentro del espectro autista es su memoria fotográfica y su notable inteligencia, por esta razón estos sujetos piensan en imágenes. Es necesario que los ayude a pensar en palabras, ¿cómo hacemos eso? Muéstrele una imagen y verbalice qué es y para qué sirve lo que está en la imagen. Puede hacerlo con objetos específicos de los ambientes conocidos por el niño. Por ejemplo: objetos de baño, habitación, sala, colegio.

Enséñele a identificar y expresar sus emociones, a través de sus vivencias verbalice lo que usted ve que él vive y siente, dígale: veo que estás feliz, triste, sorprendido, asustado, cansado, siempre llevando eso a imágenes y por supuesto siga las recomendaciones de sus terapeutas. l

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cosechando recuerdos

Recuerdo de niña los mejores momentos de mi familia cuando se concentraban alrededor de la mesa para celebrar el Año Nuevo (en Rusia este era el festejo más importante que Navidad, debido a que en la Unión Soviética le habían quitado importancia a todas las celebraciones religiosas).

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ramos muchos, y creo que este era el único momento donde no discutíamos por algo. Había una magia en comenzar a recordar los momentos lindos del año que se iba, de ver a mi mamá vestida con un lindo traje rojo (no tenía muchos vestidos de fiesta, o quizás lo usaba porque sabía que era mi favorito), el olor de la comida típica que solamente preparaban para esa ocasión. Aún siento hasta el olor de árbol de Navidad verdadero, cuando mi papá entraba con el por la puerta, llegaba con la brisa fría y ese olor tan especial. También mandarinas, que llegaban a mi país solo en esta época. Ahora me doy cuenta lo mucho que tenían que trabajar mi papás para que estos recuerdos llegarán a ser parte de mi presente hoy, y que yo quisiera transmitirlos a mis hijos. El trabajo no es solamente comprar los regalos y servir la cena. Era pensar en la armonía para esa noche tan especial, de sonreír y estar para nosotros, olvidando

por un rato las complicaciones de la vida. También había un magia en como pedíamos los deseos para el año siguiente. Hasta ahora sigo creyendo que si le pones intención, se cumplen. ¿Cómo hacer que nuestros hijos sientan una tradición y encanto de la noche Navideña? Me gusta generar la “época de Navidad” con mucho tiempo de anticipación. Decoramos la casa un mes antes, ponemos villancicos, porque así se siente desde ya la atmósfera especial. Conversamos con los niños sobre la importancia de la celebración. No ponemos tanto énfasis en el tamaño del regalo que van a recibir, sino en el simbolismo o la energía que lleva consigo. Además, no siempre se puede con las expectativas. Mis hijos siempre le pedían los regalos más caros al Viejito Pascuero, para que yo no tuviera que gastar tanto. Pero a veces el tampoco podía cumplir sus expectativas, ya sabemos el porque. Por eso en mi casa, decidimos que a la

edad de 9 años al hijo más pequeño, le confesamos la verdad, que los regalos los comprábamos nosotros, sus papás. Y curiosamente desde entonces los valoran mucho más, y se hacen cómplices para acompañarnos a elegir regalos, averiguando qué es lo que le gustaría a su hermano. Y aunque sepamos todos que el Viejito Pascuero no trae regalos, seguimos escondiéndolos, y manteniendo una hermosa tradición que se mantendrá por siempre en nuestros corazones. En la vida hay muchas vueltas, y no podemos asegurar de estar siempre al lado de nuestros hijos, o darles el regalo soñado. Pero les podemos regalar los recuerdos llenos de amor y cariño. Para que ellos lo sigan traspasando a futuras generaciones. l

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Libera tu ser, abre tu alma

a la armonía En el transcurso de esta maravillosa vida nos encontraremos siempre con altas y bajas. Tanto las situaciones molestas como las alegres y exitosas nos dan valiosas lecciones, sin embargo a veces caemos en estados de depresión, tristeza o rencores porque no logramos olvidar los tropiezos

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l recordar constantemente las cosas negativas te llevará por caminos aún más ásperos de los que ya conoces. Por eso requieres liberar la mente de todas aquellas sensaciones oscuras para alcanzar la armonía. Éste es el mejor regalo que le puedes brindar a tu alma, pero debes saber que el equilibrio y el caos coexisten; uno depende del otro. Por ello dentro de la mitología griega la armonía es la hija de Ares, dios de la guerra y de Afrodita, diosa del amor. Al reconocer, desde la energía del amor, la tensión de estas fuerzas encontradas hallarás tu centro. Muchas personas buscan obtener la perfección, la tranquilidad y la pulcritud

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negando todo lo malo que les pudo o puede estar pasando, esto no debe ser. Lo principal es reconocer que estas atravesando por esos procesos de conflicto o de caos. En la medida en que aceptes que la vida esta llena de la tensión entre las polaridades de estas dos energías lograrás avanzar cada día más. Sin embargo, sí decides ignorar todo, estarás apartando y negando aquello que genera la purificación de tu propia alma; estarás evitándonos renacer. Por ejemplo cuando fallece un ser querido es necesario respetar el proceso de duelo. Debes dejar fluir con libertad los sollozos, la nostalgia o la tristeza, ya que ese es un periodo

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Tú eres un ser que desde esa reconciliación, en como te permitas bajar la cabeza, activarás toda la fuerza del Universo para alcanzar todos tus sueños

donde las personas nos permitimos desapegarnos, aceptar la muerte del otro. En la medida en que te desapegas de los objetos, de lo material e incluso de las relaciones con otras personas te acercas cada vez más a tu centro. Esta maravillosa lección la aprendí en la India: nosotros tenemos que vivir con todas las cosas que el universo nos da en lo material, en lo espiritual, con la pareja que tenemos, en ese trabajo que nos encanta, en la pasión por lo que hacemos, pero nunca debemos permitirnos apegarnos a una pareja, a un hijo, a una familia, a un trabajo, a las cosas en general ya que todo va a cambiar, todo se va a transformar. La capacidad de crear dentro de tu ser esta conciencia, en como te permites disfrutar cada minuto, cada segundo, cada instante de esa energía del amor por lo que haces, de esa pasión marcará realmente la forma de ser de tu vida. Aficionarte, entrar allí en estados de “sin ti no puedo” o “no soy nadie si no obtengo tal cosa” sólo te hará la vida desabrida e incluso áspera. Para crear esta conciencia yo te invito a que respires y te conectes con el sentir de tu corazón, con tu respiración. Observa el cuerpo hermoso que tienes, sin importar la edad, tu eres el hijo predilecto del Universo. Tu naces en el instante en el que te permites apoyar esta maravillosa conciencia. Te puedes aceptar tal y como eres, no necesitas buscar aprobación afuera, simplemente repite: “Yo me acepto completa y amorosamente”. Con toda esa energía del amor en tu

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propia esencia: honrando, bajando la cabeza y reconociendo aquellos procesos de tu vida; si hubo pérdida o carencia, será como alcanzarás la prosperidad. Yo pase por muchos procesos, no todo ha sido perfecto en mi vida, tuve que sanar cosas de padre y dentro de mis convicciones profesionales que en la actualidad me permiten integrar todos mis conocimientos y siendo una persona próspera, enseñarte a conectarte con la energía de la prosperidad. Tú eres un ser que desde esa reconciliación, en como te permitas bajar la cabeza, activarás toda la fuerza del Universo para alcanzar todos tus sueños. l

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Spanish a prestigiosa marca de ropa interior colombiana Agatha Dessous nos presenta una de sus nuevas colecciones: Natur. Alejandra Bautista, quien después de 14 años de experiencia trabajando para importantes marcas colombianas de ropa interior, decide emprender y crear su propia firma con la colección Natur inspirada en el Floral Garden y Erotic Garden. Los ramos florales son el recurso más importante de esta colección.

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Natur es una muestra cien por ciento estampada, con fotografías de flores de cerezo y hojas de bamboo, existe un contraste de color en los accesorios y decoraciones de las prendas, haciéndolas más vibrantes y llamativas. Las siluetas son diferentes, espaldas decoradas, tirantes combinados, bragas con tirantes entrelazados y cortes recogidos. l

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Propuesta ‘ready to wear’ inspirada en la selva peruana, específicamente por una visita que hizo el diseñador Yirko Sivirich a Tarapoto (laguna azul) e Iquitos (mariposario, isla de los monos con el 100% de monos habitantes rescatados), la mayoría son negro y blanco manteniéndolos en cautiverio para luego regresarlos a su hábitat natural en las aguas del río Amazonas. Esta colección tiene como hilo conductor estampados de animales y prints amazónicos -mariposas, guacamayos, hojas, loroy colores principales como el verde, azul, rojo, negro, blanco, y usando en todos los outfits zapatillas adidas originales, esta propuesta viene acompañada de lino natural, lino sublimado, los materiales perfectos para el verano por ser frescos y ligeros. A su vez, los trajes de baños y las sungas hechas de lycra y algodón, secundario con hilo tejido en algodón y dril delgado. l

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COMO MAQUILLAR TUS OJOS CUANDO EL SÓLO HECHO DE USAR ANTEOJOS O GAFAS HACE QUE TUS OJOS SEAN EL CENTRO DE ATENCIÓN DEL ROSTRO. AHORA ES NECESARIO SEGUIR ALGUNOS PASOS QUE PODRÁN AYUDAR A QUE ESA MIRADA SEA IMPACTANTE

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Corrige tus ojeras Para que tu ojos y el maquillaje se vean perfectos lo primero que debes hacer es cubrir tus ojeras, además el corrector le dará cierta luz a la zona de bajo de los ojos, muy beneficioso para las chicas que llevan anteojos. Usa un corrector de ojeras más claro que el tono de tu piel. Esto terminará contrarrestando la sombra natural que producen los anteojos.

Ten en cuenta la forma de tus gafas Es muy importante para saber con exactitud el tipo de maquillaje que debes usar, por ejemplo si tus lentes hacen que tus ojos se vean más grandes o más pequeños. El maquillaje deberá compensar cualquiera de las dos cosas. Para que el maquillaje de ojos se destaque primero debes usar un delineador en gel que tenga buena pigmentación, o también puedes utilizar un delineador líquido negro que además de hacer lucir más tu maquillaje hará que dure más tiempo.

Trata de usar sombras beige o claras No es recomendable usar sombras oscuras cuando se usan gafas ya que no destacan en nada los ojos

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otorgando un aspecto más chico y hundido. Las sombras claras serán tu mejor aliado darán mucha luz a los ojos.

Pestañas y cejas perfectas Cuando se usa lentes, se debe tener especial atención en el diseño de las cejas y las pestañas, estas deben ser definidas y prolijas. Para pestañas bonitas puedes rizarlas y aplicar dos capas de máscara se verán espectaculares. En ocasiones la máscara de pestañas termina manchado los cristales. Por eso, ¡siempre usa productos de agua!

Técnicas para maquillar los ojos según como se vean Si tus ojos se ven grandes, lo primero será delinear la parte de la línea inferior y superior del párpado, hazlo bien pegado a la línea de las pestañas, deben ser muy finas y sin cachitos o delineado terminado en “colita”.


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Si tus ojos se ven pequeños, el maquillaje adecuado será solo delinear el párpado superior del ojo al ras de las pestañas, termina con una colita al estilo pin up. No debes delinear la parte inferior de los ojos porque esto hará que tus ojos se vean aún más pequeños y lo que se busca es agrandar por el efecto de achicamiento del ojo por el lente. Anteojos con armazón grueso: Si ya llevas lentes con una montura grande o colorida, lo mejor es que no recargues tu maquillaje. Utiliza colores neutros como beige, rosa o champagne. Anteojos con armazón delgado o al aire: Con este tipo de lentes tiene mayor libertad de experimentar con los colores, puedes usar marrones o colores más obscuros.

La importancia de los labios El truco de maquillaje para quienes usan lentes es dejar los ojos con maquillaje simple y centrar el foco en los labios. Los

labiales fuertes están súper a la moda y un color fuerte, fabuloso y audaz puede ser la clave para un buen maquillaje. Lo bueno es que no tienes que preocuparte por los ojos: el color fuerte de los labios hará todo el trabajo para darte un gran look para verte sexy y glamorosa.

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El secreto de la piel perfecta, base Lingerie de Peau. Para corregir debajo de los ojos, Guerlain tono 02.

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SEVILLA, CON SU COLOR ESPECIAL, NOS EMOCIONA. LLEGO LA ÉPOCA DE FESTIVALES Y SUS PROTAGONISTAS LLENAN DE ARMONÍA LOS ESCENARIOS PARA DAR BIENVENIDA AL OTOÑO Y ENTRAR ESTA ESTACIÓN CARACTERÍSTICA, QUE PROVOCA BELLOS CONTRASTES EN LOS COLORES DE LA CIUDAD

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Una voz llena de ockola Producciones y su equipo fueron los encargados de brindarnos la maravillosa oportunidad de conversar con Jon Secada, quien era el protagonista internacional del concierto más importante, en estas fechas en la ciudad hispalense, el cual tuvo lugar en el Hipódromo de Dos Hermanas. El Eternal Music Festival serviría como escenario para la presentación del astro cubano, con un concierto homenaje a la década de los 90s, cuyo objeto era revivir la historia de las bandas más reconocidas de aquellos años.

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Spanish estableciéndolo como uno de los primeros artistas bilingües en tener reconocimiento internacional en ambos mercados. Adorado por millones alrededor del mundo, es considerado una superestrella internacional por sus seguidores y colegas, por su voz melódica y conmovedora.

Soy el producto de ser obrero de la música

“Tengo el bachillerato de maestría en música y esto me convirtió en compositor y productor musical. Cuando me gradué, ya había conocido a gran parte de los chicos que eventualmente conformaron la banda de Gloria Estefan, Miami Sound Machine”. “Y así comenzó mi carrera, trabajando en Miami como músico. Yo hacía de todo dentro de la industria musical. Siempre consideré, que soy un producto de ser obrero de la música. Feliz de todo ello, llegue a conocer a Gloria Estefan y mi carrera tuvo una metamorfosis”. “Trabajando en lo que era la esencia de la música, pero a nivel de producción y composición, logre aprender mucho, hasta que me hice solista. Pase muchos años en la pre-base para ser músico”. A los 9 años salió de Cuba a través de España. Para los refugiados cubanos especialmente, este país en los años 70 era una puerta abierta. Luego, su padre consigue la visa para ir a Costa Rica y posteriormente llegó a los Estados Unidos a los 13 años. “Imagina cómo debió ser para un niño, siendo hijo único. Mi recuerdo de lo que fue esa salida de Cuba hasta llegar a España es un poco borrosa, pero fue impactante el saber que no regresaría. Siempre fu consciente de lo que mis padres estaban tratando de hacer y el porqué de sus razones”. Es un cambio trascendental para un emigrante comenzar una carrera musical en un país tan grande como Estados Unidos y con la cantidad talentos, ¿fue complicado para tí? “Gracias a Dios, en mi carrera me ayudaron muchas personas con las que eventualmente trabajé, y

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Siente un fuerte compromiso por la educación.

Fue maestro, por un tiempo, cuando comenzó a trabajar en Miami y siempre estará dispuesto a apoyar las iniciativas relacionadas con la educación en Estados Unidos, especialmente para la comunidad latina.


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Spanish Ha participado en muchas causas para ayudar a los hispanoamericanos, a los niños, a la educación, a la investigación del SIDA y al abuso a los niños. Su compromiso con la educación y su deseo de ayudar a otros lo llevaron a crear la beca de música, Jon Secada Music Scholarship de la Universidad de Miami.

casualmente algunos formaban parte de mi etapa de estudios. La universidad en Miami poseía buena reputación de músicos y trabajadores que tenían grandes influencias en la industria de la música”. ¿En tu carrera musical, qué significa el maestro Benny Moré?. Ya que es uno de los músicos más influyentes de la historia del bolero, conocido como el “Bárbaro del ritmo” y el sonero mayor de Cuba. “El año pasado le hice un disco tributo a Beny Moré, ganamos un Grammy con él, fue una labor de amor. Escuchaba su música desde pequeño por influencia de mis padres, ya que es parte esencial en la trayectoria de la música cubana”. “El disco se hizo realidad porque todas las piezas se unieron para poderlo realizarlo. El álbum fue producido por Julio Bagué, con el apoyo de Ray

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Santos, el arreglista original de Beny Moré, la compañía Peer Music y la Orquesta puertorriqueña de Charlie Sepúlveda Big Band”. “Por otra parte, me crié en Miami, obviamente hay una gran influencia latina y sumado a mi tradición cubana la cual me ayudo a concretar este proyecto. La esencia de la música cubana, en cierta manera está presente en mi carrera”. ¿Cómo llega, la música pop a Jon Secada? “Llegue a Estados Unidos y no hablaba el idioma, tuve inmediatamente una inclinación por la música americana: el Iron Beats, el pop, el rock, etc…, todo lo que se escuchaba en la radio en aquel momento. Puse mucho interés en aprender inglés y todo esto se convirtió en la base de mi carrera, cien por ciento basada en la música norteamericana”.


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¿Qué nuevos proyectos se plantea ahora Jon Secada? “España es un mercado que te recibe con los brazos abiertos, siempre me ha acogido muy bien. Por lo pronto estamos en proceso para regresar en 2019, luego de este concierto que tendremos en Sevilla que por cierto, es mi primera vez en esta parte del país. Será momento muy lindo y especial porque compartiré escenario con tantos amigos y junto a varios grupos de la época de los 90s, razón por la que hoy tengo una carrera musical”. ¿De qué no te arrepientes? “Nunca, me arrepiento de la importancia que le doy a mi familia. Todo lo que hago lo hago por ellos”. ¿Qué es lo que no soportas? “La injusticia, especialmente cuando se hace a

propósito, como hoy en día, ya sea por una causa social o política”. ¿Te gusta la naturaleza?, prefieres la flora o la fauna. “Me encanta la naturaleza. Estamos viviendo tiempos en que es necesario y no queda más remedio que cuidar nuestro ecosistema, para nuestros hijos o nuestros nietos. Y escogería la flora. ¿Si te dieran la opción entre un cóndor o un ave fénix? “Un cóndor, porque es vigilante y porque tiene buenos los ojos, ¿verdad?, debido a que mis ojos no están en óptimas condiciones, lo escogería a él”. ¿Tu máxima ilusión? “Ver crecer a mis hijos y que lleguen a ser personas con valores”. l NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2018 SPANISH

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Spanish LA MAGIA DE LA TELEVISIÓN. UN MUNDO MÁS QUE MARAVILLOSO QUE NOS LLEVA POR PAISAJES, SONRISAS, MUSICALIZACIONES DE VIDA, ATARDECERES Y GIROS CASI INTERMINABLES DE VESTIDOS QUE VUELAN AL VIENTO EN ORGANZA. UNA PANTALLA QUE PUEDE CAUSARTE LA MÁS INFINITA TRISTEZA, ENAMORAR CADA PORO DE TU PIEL O SUFRIR EN AGONÍA POR AQUELLA ESCENA QUE TE RECUERDA UN MOMENTO PRECISO EN TU VIDA

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puesta a una audiencia puede ser amada, victimizada o que puede seguir de frente encaminándose al olvido. Y es aquí donde entra nuestro maravilloso entrevistado, quien no está destinado a arreglar gente a su paso, sino a descubrir sus escondidas piezas de fortaleza. Desde su casa y a través de las revistas, hasta verse envuelto en los sueños prometidos y alcanzados a los que no todos los mortales estamos permitidos. Rogger Marchán es referencia para la televisión mexicana, ha logrado llegar hasta ahí donde todos vemos la magia y fantasía de una fotografía y pasarela; se ha hecho la marca invaluable de proyectos a los que ha salpicado y transformado con su estilismo atrevido y sintonías innovadoras.


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Y ante tanta magia y detalles que no se reflejan a la pantalla, ha formado un equipo que lo apoya y entiende lo que el público quiere ver antes que ellos mismos lo sepan. Porque el arte viene enfrascado en distintos matices, y la belleza del ser humano tiene que irse desenvolviendo a capas, mientras que tantas otras tendrán que armarse de nuevas para resaltar su brillo efervescente. Y es aquí donde nuestro niño encontró la senda de su felicidad y añoranza. Convirtiendo luces en brillantes. Moldeando siluetas hasta convertirlas en historias inolvidables. Sosteniendo con fuerza estrellas que necesitaban de su brillo inigualable. ¿Cuándo hablamos de estilismo, correctamente a que nos referimos? “Es un profesional de la imagen capaz de unir el universo de la moda con la creatividad y la comunicación con el objetivo de resaltar el estilo de una persona”. ¿Consideras que un productor de imagen lleva consigo el alma de un fashionista? “De alguna forma sí, debes sentir y vivir la moda para poder filtrarla y plasmarla a tus clientes”. En ocasiones lo que marca tendencia no es precisamente lo que favorece a las personas que debes arreglar, ¿cómo haces para realizar tu trabajo en estos casos? “Es muy complicado seguir las tendencias al pie de la letra. En mi caso necesito conocer las necesidades de mi cliente o las del productor y sobre eso pulir o destacar la imagen de las personas, me gusta respetar el “ser” y sobre todo no hacer de alguien algo que no es”. Eres parte del valioso talento humano de Tv azteca, tu trabajo es apreciado por el público y puede servirle de referencia al momento de crear su outfit, ¿qué se siente incentivar al televidente a vestirse pensando en la pauta creada por tu persona? “Siento una gran responsabilidad al momento de poner un look y que salga en televisión, ya que trabajo para una gran televisora que llega a muchos países incluyendo el mío, obviamente, ahora con las redes

sociales la respuesta es inmediata: o lo aman o lo odian o ambas…. Afortunadamente son más las personas que han respondido de forma positiva a mi trabajo”.

Es muy complicado seguir las tendencias al pie de la letra. En mi caso necesito conocer las necesidades de mi cliente o las del productor y sobre eso pulir o destacar la imagen de las personas, me gusta respetar el “ser” y sobre todo no hacer de alguien algo que no es

Su desempeño laboral abarca desde el magazine matutino “Venga la Alegría”, “Mexicana Universal”, “La Academia” entre otros proyectos, ¿cuál es la diferencia en producir animadores, reinas de belleza y cantantes sabiendo que los tres requieren arreglos totalmente distintos? “Es correcto… son tres proyectos totalmente diferentes, pero tienen la misma finalidad que es sacar el mayor provecho al personaje y hacerlo inspirador al televidente tomando en cuenta la temporada, tendencia, estilo y el ambiente en el que lo situamos. Los animadores de una revista matutina desde mi perspectiva van vestidos de forma más relajada, pero cuidando la tendencia y el estilo que se definió para ellos dentro del papel que juegan en el set, la gente debe sentirlos cercanos e identificables con las situaciones del día a día”. “Un reality show de belleza cambió mi perspectiva de ver a las candidatas a la corona ya que la disciplina y la determinación lo son todo, es más fácil trabajar con chicas que son conscientes de su cuerpo pero también se torna complicado cuando ya tienen en mente todo lo que les favorece ya que proponerles algo diferente a la mayoría las descontrola un poco, en mi caso en Mexicana Universal yo estuve a cargo de los retos, musicales y de poner aterrizar el tema al desfile de “traje de baño” entonces… mi dinámica con ellas cambiaba cada semana ya que tenía que hacer fittings y pruebas de vestuario para cosas que ellas no debían saber por instrucciones de producción… como un shootings en un cementerio dentro de un ataúd con ratones, musicales inspirados en décadas y desfiles con animales exóticos, por nombrar algunos”. “En el caso de La Academia… los alumnos son como lienzos en blanco, cada uno puede traer un género musical definido pero cada semana cambia de canción y por ende cambia el estilo y el vestuario. Se trabaja mucho con la silueta, aquí no siempre podemos utilizar prendas que están en tendencia ya que adaptamos el vestuario al número que propone el director creativo”.

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En el marco de la Semana de la Moda en la ciudad de Nueva York el afamado diseñador Ángel Sánchez realizó una de las más elegantes presentaciones de la temporada para develar sus últimas creaciones que componen “Botánica”. Cada uno de los trajes es el resultado de un exhaustivo estudio de las flores, los pétalos de las rosas y cómo están dispuestos sobre el cáliz, pero en este caso se trata de realizar ese trabajo en delicadas capas de tul en tonos de rosa diversos, desde los fucsias más vibrantes hasta los suaves rosas pálidos creando verdaderas flores para vestir. Otro de los temas importantes de la colección fueron los vestidos capa realizados en crêpe de seda amarillo con bordados frescos de hule transparentes llenos de modernidad o el magenta óptico con capa hacia la espalda, elegantísimo!. Varias siluetas pegadas al cuerpo fueron protagonistas de la presentación como el vestido negro, de un solo hombro con una suerte de collar bordado y flor de capas asimétrica o el vestido strapless en color melón con bordado a juego. Esta propuesta incluye como material el tafetán con el que experimentó y que gracias al cuerpo y a su capacidad de ser trabajado, logró increíbles modelos como el gran vestido de amplia falda negra con capas drapeadas a un hombro o quizás otro de mis predilectos el conjunto de pantalón recto con top rosa pálido de amplias mangas y cuello en V, vertiginoso!. Un vestido de gran gala en tafetán fucsia strapless irrumpe dentro de la delicadeza para hacer su punto de honor mientras que el modelo bicolor cierra la presentación completamente bordado con plumas de marabou bicolores delicadísimas, microcristales y flotantes lentejuelas. Un ejercicio no solamente de estudio científico, botánico, de estilo y de mucha elegancia... Un homenaje, un bouquet de flores de Ángel para sus clientas y sus fanáticos! Gracias Ángel!

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“Samay, es una palabra nativa del lenguaje quechua peruano que significa internalizar, este es el título de mi última colección. Esta temporada refleja la inspiración encontrada por medio de una retrospectiva de la percepción del diseño. Una muestra evolutiva que enfatiza el estilo Art Déco Pre-Colombino que he creado”

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NaviT p SAQUEN LA ESCARCHA Y EL PINO. LAS BAMBALINAS Y LAS LUCES. LOS RENOS Y LA NIEVE. ¡LLEGÓ LA NAVIDAD! FECHA DE REENCUENTROS Y ÁLBUMES DE MEMORIAS. ESTAMOS EN UN INSTANTE DONDE EL MUNDO PARE SER TOCADO POR UNA MAGIA SOBRENATURAL. EL RENCOR SE CONVIERTE EN CENIZAS Y EL PERDÓN RENACE. ABRE TU CORAZÓN Y DEJA ATRÁS LO MALO PARA RECIBIR LAS BONDADES QUE SE ESTÁN COCIENDO PARA TÍ EN EL VENIDERO AÑO. SANA DESDE ADENTRO PARA QUE TU EXTERIOR SEA MÁS BRILLANTE. RECUERDA QUE ERES EL MEJOR OBSEQUIO QUE PUEDES RECIBIR. DIVIERTE. BRINDA EN FAMILIA. ABRAZA. AYUDA A QUIEN LO NECESITE. MULTIPLICA FELICIDAD. Y PREPARA EL FESTÍN QUE HEMOS ORGANIZADO PARA TÍ EN ESTA EDICIÓN: DESDE RECETAS JUGOSAS HASTA EL OUTFIT IDEAL PARA LA GALA DE FIN DE AÑO. TODA NUESTRA ENERGÍA POSITIVA PARA VOS. GRACIAS POR INTEGRAR NUESTRA FAMILIA. POR HACERNOS MEJOR. ¡SALUD! Y QUE SIGAN LAS AVENTURAS…

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uestro hogar no escapa a ello tratamos de buscar un equilibrio en casa ya sea energético o físico con el cual buscamos armonizar nuestro recinto o refugio familiar. Las velas siempre han sido un símbolo que acompaña la navidad, son ideales en nuestra mesa o para purificar el ambiente o aromatizar. Por ello te traemos esta opción que engalanará tu hogar y proporcionará un toque cálido y de excelente energía.

Velas Stones Con edición limitada de Otoño-Invierno 2018, Baobab Collection artesanos que han aportado su incomparable maestría en el soplado artesanal del cristal. Cada color se inserta lentamente dentro del cristal mientras se sopla, de esta manera se consigue crear un material opaco y transparente al mismo tiempo, emulando la apariencia del mármol, el lapislázuli y el ágata. Elegante y sofisticada, la colección Stones revela un nuevo estilo de decoración. Más que nunca, estas tres velas perfumadas se convierten en valiosos objetos de decoración.

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Marble Stones Esta vela perfumada ha sido creada en cristal soplado artesanalmente, replicando el mármol gris con sus trazos negros ribeteados en beige. La elegancia del cristal destaca aún más con la llama, dándole un efecto de piedra luminosa. Su fragancia es una misteriosa mezcla de cuero y nardos que encarna a la perfección la personalidad dual de Marble Stones, al mismo tiempo femenina y masculina.

Agate Stone El cristal de esta vela recuerda a la magia de las piedras brasileñas de Minas Gerais. Los artesanos han

dispuesto las formas de manera aleatoria con gran destreza, dándole a cada vela un aspecto único. Su aroma de bayas de açaí y ámbar se propagará por tus estancias de una manera alegre y sofisticada.

Lazuli Stones Esta vela perfumada es una pieza atemporal de sofisticación y elegancia. Su cristal marmolado con intensos efectos azules, ilustra perfectamente la personalidad de Lazuli Stones. Su fragancia, con la esencia de la sal marina y el almizcle, te transportará a las orillas de los ríos de Tanzania donde las gemas azules reinan como absolutas diosas. l

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Hombre trendy PARA AQUELLOS CABALLEROS DE BUEN VESTIR ES NECESARIO CONOCER LAS ÚLTIMAS TENDENCIAS O LO QUE ESTA POR VENIR, HOY LES OFREZCO ALGUNAS OPCIONES QUE PUEDEN USAR PARA ESTA TEMPORADA

CAMISAS 1. Las camisas de flores serán uno de los estampados más vistos en materiales como seda o telas suaves, son muy versátil todo depende del tipo de diseño que escojas según la ocasión, puedes conseguir camisas para salir y, si necesitas ponerle flores a tu trabajo, busca los diseños más discretos y elegantes.

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2. Los 90s vuelven representada en la logomanía que se hace fuerte entre las nuevas opciones de moda masculina de 2018.

3. Las rayas son tendencia, la opción más recomendada tiende a la verticalidad pero no hay mayor problema en mezclarlas e incluso meterle cuadros. Porque también la moda propone la mezcla de estampados.


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que son finos y frescos, las principales marcas los están sacando en cortes modernos, más ajustados, dejando un poco más de lado el corte más clásico.

diseños rotos sobre todo en las rodillas, dos aberturas enseñando las rodillas, parece una locura pero así es la moda. Los colores que más se van a llevar serán por supuesto el azul en todos sus tonos denim, pero también mucho el blanco y el color tierra.

2. Jeans “Slim Fit” rotos los pantalones vaqueros

3. Pantalones plisados es otra tendencia favorita de los

estilo skinny son tendencia, además encontraremos

80s que está en pleno apogeo, sueltos, holgados y fluidos.

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Spanish CHAQUETAS O BLAZER 1. El terciopelo se apodera de muchos diseños en especial para este último trimestre que está lleno de fiestas y celebraciones así que el mejor amigos del hombre Esquire será suave y un poco peludo, pero no es platero, es el terciopelo.

2. Trajes de cuadros, volvemos a los años 70 a base de trajes de rayas y jerséis retro, además este tipo de diseños son perfectos para la oficina.

3. Trajes de color, los matices otoñales funcionan bien para cualquier tono de piel. Intenta combinar un traje verde esmeralda o burdeos profundo con un cuello vuelto holgado o una camiseta con cuello redondo. El color también funciona bien con la textura. La pana luce muy bien en óxido o azul. COLORES 1. Desde el chocolate hasta beige, se convierten en los grandes protagonistas de la temporada y lo cubre todo este otoño. Es un color fácil de combinar (con azul marino, con blanco, con burdeos, con verde oliva...) y que permite que texturas como el cuero destaquen.

2. Verde musgo, este tono del verde es una tendencia importante en los diseños masculinos, este color se verá en diferentes tipos de prendas.

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con armonía SIEMPRE BUSCAMOS EN NUESTRO HOGAR CANALIZAR LA ENERGÍA PARA LOGRAR ESE ANSIADO EQUILIBRIO, DISPONER DE LOS ELEMENTOS U ORNAMENTOS NAVIDEÑOS PROPICIA LA ACTIVACIÓN DE ÁREAS ESPECÍFICAS DENTRO DE NUESTRO RECINTO kPOR GIUSEPPE PALADINO B. ESPECIALISTA FENG SHUI & TERAPEUTA SISTÉMICO FAMILIAR | IG @gpaladinob

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uando ubicamos elementos en nuestros espacios inconscientemente estimulamos las fuerzas, por medio del feng shui logramos dirigir esas energías de la mejor manera posible para lograr los mayores beneficios en el ambiente familiar y personal. Es por ello que traemos para tí 8 adornos navideños cuya connotación y presencia en tu vivienda lograrán potenciar zonas concretas con el fín de atraer la prosperidad, el amor, la salud y protección.

La flor de navidad Esta hermosa planta originaria de Centroamérica que significa la “Más bella” en su nombre original Pulcherrima, podemos encontrar adicional la Flor de Pascua, el Acebo y el Muérdago, todas son plantas propicias para atraer la buena suerte en el hogar, pertenecen al elemento madera y la coordenada ideal para ubicarlas son el Este y el Sureste.

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El pesebre Es una inspiración que tuvo San Francisco de Asís durante una meditación para recordar del nacimiento del niño Jesús, si el material del pesebre viene en tonalidades doradas, plateadas o blancas son propicios para activar la protección del hogar y de todos los miembros de la familia.

Los ángeles Durante este periodo navideño estos espíritus celestes deben ubicarse en la coordenada Este del hogar, si estos son hechos de cristal azul, púrpura o negro te ayudarán a proteger a todos los miembros del hogar de la violencia o de hechos conflictivos.

Santa Claus Si deseas evitar conflictos en tu entorno esta pieza es clave para todo aquel que busca protección, otra opción es colocar la representación del Espíritu de la Navidad.

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Pájaros y campanas Estas figuras deben colocarse en árbol de Navidad en números pares su finalidad es para activar el amor, nuevas parejas o propiciar el inicio de una nueva relación.

Sobre rojo chino Es un maravilloso activador de prosperidad, debes ubicarlo en el árbol de Navidad, en el interior del sobre introduce tres monedas chinas y una petición o deseo que busques concretar.

Cascanueces Pertenece al elemento madera, debes ubicarlo en el Sureste de tu hogar donde se ubica la coordenada de la riqueza, este ornamento cumple varias funciones suelen atraer la alegría y brindar protección.

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nspirada en un hombre que ha conseguido todo en su existir, que hace lo que le place, que es dueño de su vida y no le interesa nadie más que su propio ser, el diseñador Galo Bertin presenta su nueva campaña ROCKSTAR otoño-invierno 2018.

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FOTOGRAFÍA DAVID SUÁREZ | www.davidsuarezph.tumblr.com | IG @davidsuarezph MODELO MARTÍN FERRARI | IG @zagliomartin AGENCIA DE MODELAJE QUETA ROJAS | IG @quetarojas PEINADO Y MAQUILLAJE DENISE IBARRA | www.deniseibarra.com ESTILISMO GALO BERTIN | IG @galo.bertin CALZADO BRANTANO | www.brantano.com.mx JOYERÍA FERNANDO RODRÍGUEZ | www.fernandorodriguez.design PRODUCCIÓN NABILA HURTADO | IG @nabiliciouss

El hombre rockstar va por la vida sin prestar atención a lo que lo rodea, pasa sus días disfrutándose así mismo y sus noches viviendo en exceso. Lucir elegante es sinónimo de su nombre. Ser encantador es parte de su vida. Cada detalle en su ropa lo hace ser quien es, lo hace lucir como él desea. Es un rockstar de la elegancia, de la noche, de lo oscuro de la vida. Su seguridad es tan ególatra que pareciera que ni siquiera la misma muerte le causa conflicto. Colores vino, azul ciruelo, negro y grises así como texturas estilo príncipe de gales se pueden ver en toda l a colección teniendo como piezas clave: biker jackets y trench coats. l

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n esta oportunidad el reconocido chef de TV Martín López nos entrega parte de la cultura culinaria de México con dos maravillosas recetas que independientemente del país donde te encuentres, lo más importante es el calor y abrazo familiar acompañado de una deliciosa comida para compartir en estas fechas.

Ponche Navideño Rinde alrededor de 30 porciones. Es un símbolo clásico de la Navidad en México, parece una olla burbujeante de ensalada de fruta caliente con aroma a canela y frutas, simplemente delicioso. Tradicionalmente requiere tejocotes frescos (fruto con apariencia de manzanita, nativo de México y algunas zonas de Guatemala) estos son fáciles de conseguir en el país azteca en esta temporada, sin embargo en los Estados Unidos y Europa, encontrarlos frescos es casi imposible. Hoy en día ya puedes encontrar algunas marcas que venden tejocotes embotellados dándonos alcance a esta fruta, la textura es más gelatinosa, pero funciona

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perfecto o sustitúyelos con kumquats (conocidos como naranja china) o ciruelas amarillas. Otros dos ingredientes en las receta de ponche son la caña de azúcar fresca y piloncillo (conocido en otras regiones latinas como papelón o panela). Caña de azúcar también se puede encontrar congelada o embotellada como el tejocote, el piloncillo, “el azúcar marrón oscuro formado en conos” son cada vez más comunes en los supermercados estadounidenses y en las tiendas especializadas. Cuando obtengan todos los ingredientes para este riquísimo ponche caliente, les aseguro que valdrá la pena y se unirán conmigo para hacerlo cada año. Ingredientes: 8 cuartos de agua 2 1/2 lb. piloncillo 3 trozos grandes de canela 1 libra de tejocotes 3 naranjas enteras 8 guayabas

Un puñito de clavos enteros 2 libras de caña de azúcar 3 peras 1 libra de ciruelas secas 1 tazas de pasitas 1 taza de nuez picada


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Prepare los frutos: Pele la caña de azúcar y córtela en medallones. Retire los tallos y los núcleos de las peras, manzanas y córtelos en trozos grandes. Cortar las guayabas y las ciruelas pasas a la mitad. Encaja los clavos enteros en las naranjas y cortar el cono de piloncillo en trozos grandes. Disuelve el piloncillo con el agua y canela a fuego medio alto, agrega las naranjas. Ya hirviendo, añade los tejocotes pelados y cocidos, peras, manzana, guayaba, y caña. Deja que alcance el hervor y baja a fuego bajo medio. Deja cocinar durante 45 min- 1 hora o hasta que la fruta se haya suavizado finalmente agregando las pasitas, ciruelas y nuez

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Panque rápido de calabaza asada Ingredientes: 11/2 tazas de puré de calabaza, aproximadamente 2 tazas de cubos (1 calabaza mediana) ¼ taza de jarabe de arce ½ taza de aceite vegetal 2 huevos frescos enteros 1 cucharadita de vainilla pura 1 taza de harina de trigo blanca - AP ½ taza de harina de trigo integral 1 cucharadita de polvo de hornear ½ cucharadita de sal mar ½ taza de azúcar granulada 1 cucharadita de canela

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¼ cucharadita de nuez moscada ½ cucharadita de pimienta de Jamaica ½ cucharadita de jengibre ¼ taza de pepitas peladas (semillas de calabaza) ¼ taza de nuez picada Instrucciones: Precaliente el horno a 350F.-175C. Con cuidado, pelar, quitar las semillas y cortar una calabaza mediana en cubos. Sé que hay otras formas de cocinar una calabaza (asada entera o hirviendo), en mi forma de ver, al tostar la calabaza en cubitos permite que la calabaza caramelice los azúcares naturales, lo que resulta en mucho más sabor. No se salte este paso, vale la pena el tiempo extra. Ya limpia y en cubitos pon la calabaza en una charola (bandeja) y echa un poco de aceite de oliva para cubrir ligeramente. Extienda uniformemente en la charola y hornear por unos 20-30 minutos, revolviendo ocasionalmente. Una vez que la calabaza se haya asado y ligeramente con un tono dorado, r etira del horno y deja que se enfríe.


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También se puede pre cocinar la calabaza un día antes de hornear, si lo es necesario. Transfiera dos tazas de cubos de calabaza asados a un procesador de alimentos o licuadora. Mezcle hasta que esté una pasta suave, luego agregue el resto de los ingredientes húmedos: jarabe de arce, huevos, aceite vegetal y vainilla. Pulsar la máquina para mezclar y combinar, en otro lado en un tazón más grande, combine todos los ingredientes secos y especias. Luego agregue los ingredientes húmedos al seco, y mezcle hasta que esté combinado.

Vierta la masa en un molde para panque de 8x4 bien engrasado. En adición, espolvoree un puñito de pepitas y nueces sobre la masa antes de hornear el panque. Hornee a 350F. durante aproximadamente unos 55 minutos: la parte superior debe estar dorada y comenzar a agrietarse; verifique el horneado terminado con un palillo de madera ¡Que comience la temporada de hornear y disfrute de los aromas otoñales!. ¡Feliz Navidad mis apreciados lectores les desea el Chef Martín López y todo mi equipo de trabajo! l

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Chocolate de navidad Rinde 12 tazas Ingredientes 1 litro de agua 150 g de cocoa 250 g d chocolate para hervir (semi-dulce) 100 g de leche en polvo 2 litros de leche entera 2 rajas de canela

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200 g de mezcla de chai Rollos de canela Barquitos de chocolate Pasas de uva, rubias, verdes y negras Preparación Coloque en una cacerola profunda el chocolate cortados en trozos pequeños, la canela, las leches, la cocoa y la mezcla de te chai. Lleve a fuego medio y manténgase mezclando con una paleta de madera. Cuando rompa el hervor, agregue las pasas de uva e integre. Corrobore la sazón y si es necesario agregue azúcar al gusto, el chocolate para bebida es caliente entonces puede ser que no necesite agregar más. Cocine por 5 minutos más, retire la canela y apague. Sirva en soperos profundos, monte 3 rollitos de canela y decore con los barquitos de chocolate.


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Ho, ho, ho (galletas) Rinde 35 unidades Ingredientes 380 g de harina común 140 g de mantequilla sin sal 200 g de azúcar blanca granulada 50 ml de leche entera 100 ml de miel de abeja 1 cucharada de bicarbonato de soda 1/2 cucharadita de polvo de hornear 1/2 cucharadita de clavo de olor 1 cucharadita de jengibre 1 cucharadita de canela en polvo 1 cucharadita de nuez moscada 1/2 cucharadita de sal fina 1 huevo grande (65 g)

Saque la masa del refrigerador y deje a temperatura ambiente por 20 minutos. tire harina en la mesada y comience a estirar la masa poco a poco dando pequeñas giros, para que no se pegue ni se quiebre, estire hasta llegar a un grosor de 1/2 cm. Prepare dos bandejas con papel parafinado, pase el cortador del muñeco de jengibre por harina y corte la masa con este, amase el sobrante y vuelva a estirar, repita el proceso hasta terminarla. Coloque sobre las bandejas con suficiente espacio porque crecen un poco dentro del horno y refrigere por 30 minutos para que la masa esté firme. Precaliente el horno a 170º C y hornee de 10 a 12 minutos o hasta que se tornen doradas de las orillas, retire del horno, despegue y deje enfriar en una rejilla para galletas. Para el glaseado Bata las claras y cuando comiencen a espumar agregue el limón y poco a poco el azúcar hasta obtener una mezcla sin grumos y de consistencia espesa. Divida la mezcla en 3 partes, agregue el colorante a 2 porciones y la última déjela natural. Decore al gusto, si desea rellenar debe hacer más ligera la mezcla agregando una porción de leche líquida.l

Para el glaseado 2 claras de huevo 300 g de azúcar impalpable 1 cucharada de limón colorantes en gel rojo y amarillo cortador de muñeco de jengibre de 10 cm Preparación En un recipiente profundo mezcle la harina, las especias, el polvo de hornear, la sal y el bicarbonato. Por aparte bata la mantequilla con el azúcar hasta que cambie a un color amarillo pálido. Seguido agregue el huevo, vierta la miel y la leche, bata hasta integrar. Incorpore por porciones los ingredientes secos y mezcle hasta que se forme una bola pegajosa. refrigere de 2 a 3 horas. NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2018 SPANISH

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NUEVA YORK ES DENOMINADA “LA CAPITAL DEL MUNDO”, NO SOLO POR SER UN CIUDAD MULTIRACIAL Y CULTURAL BASADA EN SU HISTORIAL DE INMIGRANTES Y, POR ENDE, SÍMBOLO DE LIBERTAD Y DE UN NUEVO COMIENZO. NUEVA YORK SON GRANDES RASCACIELOS, MUSICALES, ATRACCIONES, ENTRE OTROS. SIN EMBARGO, ES CONOCIDA COMO UNA DE LAS CIUDADES DEL MUNDO QUE BRILLA Y VIVE LA NAVIDAD DE UNA FORMA MUY ESPECIAL Y CADA AÑO MILES DE VISITANTES CONFIRMAN ESTA GRAN PREMISA

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ASESOR TURÍSTICO | IG @rafaelalcalde| IG @modusviajantis FOTOGRAFIAS | www.freeimages.com variaciones, también es cierto que durante décadas las mismas se han idealizado en cuentos, libros y películas de una forma muy particular El árbol de Navidad, los villancicos, la nieve cayendo, las guirnaldas, el tradicional Santa Clause, una acogedora chimenea, los regalos, entre otros. En mi caso, seguro que al igual que muchos de ustedes como un amante fiel de esta festividad, suelo disfrutarla con amplitud con mis familiares y amigos, en mi ciudad y mi país, pero siempre me quedó la inquietud de poder vivirla de esa manera diferente... la navidad idealizada. Hoy en día, después de haber leído, visto y recibir feedback de gente que ha vivido esa experiencia en otros lugares, sin lugar a duda escogería pasar esas navidades idílicas en la ciudad de Nueva York.

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avidad es una festividad sinónimo de alegría, el compartir, la familia, la esperanza, la fe entre otros adjetivos que suelen evocar lo mejor del ser humano. La decoración y el ambiente nos hacen sentir que son fechas diferentes a las del resto del año. Los adultos nos contagiamos con nuestros recuerdos de niños y vamos creciendo con ese espíritu y sentimiento arraigado mientras, los niños, lo viven con la mayor de las emociones esperando ver el ansiado regalo debajo del arbolito. Si bien es cierto que la Navidad se vive y celebra en todo el mundo con sus diferentes matices y

Que mejor manera de comenzar este artículo con la reapertura en el de mes de noviembre de la famosa juguetería FAO Schwarz. La juguetería más antigua de los Estados Unidos con venta de juguetes exclusivos, peluches de tamaño real, trenes y mucho mas. Contemplar el piano de pies popularizada en la película “Big” (Quisiera ser grande) por el actor Tom Hanks, además de recordar que esta juguetería tuvo su protagonismo en la película “ Home Alone 2” cuando los villanos se esconden en la tienda para robar el dinero. Esta famosa juguetería, cuya ubicación anterior era en la 5ta avenida, reabre su local en un lugar perfecto y emblemático como el Rockefeller Center. Este lugar plasma ese ambiente de la “navidad ideal” observando su gran pista de hielo con gente riendo y patinando sobre ella , ataviados con ropa de invierno, gorros de lana y bufandas. Además tener detrás de ellos el enorme y tradicional árbol de navidad, símbolo de las navidades newyorkinas siendo su encendido uno de los actos más esperados en esas fechas, con NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2018 SPANISH

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el impresionante tamaño no menor de 25 metros de altura, adornado con mas de 25 mil cristales de Swarovski e iluminado con mas de 45 mil luces. Además, una vez más terminada la temporada decembrina, la venta de la madera, producto extraída después de este árbol es donado a instituciones caritativas, consonó con el espíritu navideño de hermandad, bondad y de ayuda a los más desfavorecidos. En Nueva York, anualmente, los grandes almacenes Macys celebran el comienzo de la navidad en el mes de noviembre con el esperado desfile Thanksgiving (desfile de Acción de Gracias) bandas, carrozas y animadores desfilan como anuncio de la navidad en la ciudad donde, los globos gigantes con personajes de comics, son el sello de este tradicional evento presenciado en su recorrido por 3 millones de

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espectadores y más de 50 millones de televidentes. Es común toparse en muchas esquinas de la ciudad con la querida figura de Santa Clause que, a toque de campana, alegra a los transeúntes con el espíritu de la navidad. Además en una de las plantas de Macy’s disfrutaras de Santaland, una aldea mágica del Polo Norte donde podrás arrojar en el buzón de Santa Clause, tu carta con la petición de tus regalos deseados durante el año y más adelante podrás encontrarte a nuestro querido Santa en su sillón para saludarle y hacer tus peticiones directamente a su oído. Un espectáculo también es el ver los uniformes de los porteros de los grandes hoteles como el Hotel Plaza, Waldorf Astoria, Ritz Carlton bajando con sus trajes chaquetas recibiendo a sus huéspedes con sus fachadas de lujo con sus hermosas decoraciones y


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navideños en el Opera Metropolitan. Ideal es ir, al caer la tarde, al acogedor café de LALO con los arbolitos con luces en su fachada y que recordaremos como el lugar de la cita entre Meg Ryan y Tom Hank en la película “Tienes un email!” su cálido y acogedor ambiente donde un chocolate caliente, un cheesecake y una buena compañía hacen una tarde muy especial.

guirnaldas alusivas. Pasear por Central Park abrigados y sintiendo la brisa fría de la época, la nieve blanca por doquier y , quizás el ver caer la nieve mientras se aprecian los esqueletos de los árboles a su alrededor, la vista panorámica de los rascacielos y el sonido mágico de las carretas y cascos de los caballos. Salir de Starbucks con un mocaccino caliente mientras disfrutas un paseo por la 5ta avenida y, al terminarlo, sentir el cambio del frío a la calidez y viceversa, al entrar y salir de cada tienda donde nos animamos a buscar ese regalo u obsequio que dar a nuestros seres queridos. Apreciar con el frío como destacan aún mas el vapor o aire típico que salen de las alcantarillas newyorkinas mientras avanzamos a Time Square, con sus famosas pantallas y anuncios publicitarios, para recibir el año nuevo ataviados con nuestro cotillón festivo y rodeados de multitud de personas que, rebosantes de alegría y algarabía, que va increchendo en intensidad al acercarse a la cuenta regresiva que culmina con el descenso de la bola de luces iluminada y que anuncia la llegada del año nuevo y el momento inolvidable de los colores de los fuegos artificiales bañando sus cielos. Si vas a disfrutar de los Almacenes Bloomingdale’s tienen un piso completo de artículos con temas navideños. Una inolvidable navidad en Nueva York invita a disfrutar de alguna obra o musical en Broadway, disfrutar de algún cantante que brinde un concierto en el Carniegie Hall o deleitarme con un gran coro y una orquesta maravillosa con temas

En la 6ta avenida, específicamente entre las calles 45 y 55, se suelen decorar con adornos navideños de tamaño gigante. Sí se quiere vivir el espíritu y ambiente de navidad en Nueva York que mejor manera de hacerlo que visitando sus vivos y animados mercadillos locales de navidad como Winter Village, en Bryan Park ( 27 de octubre al 02 de enero ) cuyos pintorescos puestos de madera, que rodean la pista de hielo de Bryan Park, ofrecen desde comida a objetos alucivos a estas celebraciones decembrina. Otro mercadillo espectacular es Union Square Holiday Market (15 de noviembre – 24 de diciembre) ideal para pasear y encontrar los regalos para obsequiar en estas fechas. Los puestos alrededor de la plaza invitan a ser recorridos por toda la familia en un ambiente festivo que contagia a sus visitantes. Y, finalmente, recomendamos también el Columbus Circle Holiday Market (28 de noviembre – 24 de diciembre) mercadillo navideño ya tradicional el cual se ubica en en Central Park. El Barrio de Brooklyn de Dyker Heights es conocido porque sus vecinos decoran con cientos de adornos y miles de luces viviendo con intensidad estas celebraciones. Quienes viajan a Nueva York, ademas de vivir las navidades ideales, pueden aprovechan de visitar sus icónicos monumentos que la han hecho reconocida a nivel mundial: el Puente de Brooklyn, Empire States, la Estatua de la Libertad, Wall Street, la Zona Zero, Ellis Island, Chinatown, Little Italy, etc. Hablando de Navidad ideal SpanishInfluential aprovecha la ocasión, y este servidor, en brindar nuestros mejores deseos y que pasean unas felices fiestas navideñas rodeados de sus seres queridos. Esperamos seguir contando con su aprecio y fidelidad..! Feliz Navidad ! l NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2018 SPANISH

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Elixir para celebrar COMPARTIR ENTRE FAMILIARES Y AMIGOS ES PARTE DE LA TRADICIÓN DE LA ÉPOCA, LA MAGIA DE UN REENCUENTRO O CELEBRACIÓN SON MOMENTOS PROPICIOS PARA TOMAR UN DELICIOSO CÓCTEL kPOR | ww.prohibitioncreamery.com

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Agradecemos al Gerente de bartender, el señor Robert Britto quien es el artifice de las bebidas que podrán visualizar a continuación.

Agitar los ingredientes con hielo y servir en un copa de Martini fría. Decorar con una rodaja de pera deshidratada.

¡Salud! Feliz Navidad.

Sidecar Named Desire Autumn Elation 1 oz de ginebra .5 oz de licor de jengibre .5 oz jugo de limón fresco .75 oz jarabe de miel simple 1 oz de jugo de pera fresco 1 toque de Black Walnut Bitters

1,5 oz de Brandy 1 oz de jarabe de hibisco .75 oz jugo de limón fresco .25 oz de ginebra 2 toques Peychaud’s Bitters Agitar los ingredientes con hielo y servir en un vaso de vidrio frío. Decorar con una rueda de limón.

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Brooklyn Drake 2 oz Duck Fat-washed Rye .5 oz Vermut seco .5 oz licor de Marrasquino Luxardo 2 toques de Angostura Bitters

Para hacer el Duck Fat-washed Rye: combine el Duck Fat-washed Rye en un recipiente de vidrio. Deje en infusiĂłn a temperatura ambiente durante 12 horas, congele durante la noche y luego cuele en una estopilla. Llene un vaso con hielo y agregue los ingredientes. Agitar 15 segundos, sevir en una copa de Martini frĂ­a. Decorar con una cereza luxardo.

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Falling Up 1.75 oz de tequila .5 oz de jarabe de higo (1 toque de mantequilla de higo por un toque de agua) .5 oz jugo de naranja recién exprimido .5 oz jarabe de miel simple 3 toques Rhubarb Bitters

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¿Por qué no lo intentas con un poco de vino espumoso? El vino trae felicidad a la familia, nos hace sonreír durante este el clima frío que rodea la temporada. Así que aquí seleccioné los 8 mejores vinos espumosos tomando en cuenta precios y calidad, los encuentro deliciosos y seguro que te encantará probarlos.

Champagne Bollinger cuvee especial (Francia -Ay) Cuvee especial es el resultado de la mezcla delicada entre las uvas de cosecha y la mayoría de los vinos de reserva, parte de los cuales se han envejecido en magnums durante 5 a 15 años. El aspecto es sorprendente y de color dorado, distintivo de las variedades de uva negra con burbujas muy finas. El perfume es una hermosa complejidad aromática, fruta madura y aromas especiados, notas de manzanas

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asadas, compota de manzana y duraznos. El sabor es una combinación sutil de estructura, longitud y vivacidad, burbujas como terciopelo, pera, brioche y aromas especiados, notas de nuez fresca. Usted debe combinarlo con pescado, especialmente sushi y sashimi, camarones, langostinos, cangrejos de río, aves de langosta a la parrilla y carnes blancas.

Champagne Egly Ouriet les vignes de vrigny - (Francia - Ambonnay) Vignes de Vrigny es un Premier Cru de uvas pinot meunier en pureza, proveniente únicamente de la viña de Vrigny. El 20% está representado por vinos de reserva. El color es bonito, un amarillo que tiende al dorado, brillante. En nariz, destacan complejos de frutos secos, miel y especias. En boca, un gran impulso mineral y fresco, con sugerencias afrutadas y florales. Armónico y bueno. Excelente como aperitivo, va bien con primeros platos ligeros con verduras, como un risotto con calabaza y algunos segundos platos a base de pescado.

Franciacorta Barone Pizzini Animante Brut - (Italia - Provaglio d’Iseo BS) El Animante representa el alma de Barone Pizzini, es de hecho una Franciacorta que contiene en sí misma la naturaleza viva de todos sus viñedos. Color pajizo claro, con un perlado fino y persistente. La nariz revela notas de hierbas aromáticas y un hermoso sendero mineral. En la boca es fresco, cremoso, agradablemente sabroso. Excelente como aperitivo, es ideal para mariscos crudos o carnes curadas elegantes.

Franciacorta Majolini Pas Dosè Aligi Sassu - (Italia - Ome BS) Desde 1995 es un homenaje al escultor Aligi Sassu (1912-2000), un amigo de la familia. La etiqueta muestra la imagen de los caballos enamorados, una escultura de bronce construida y colocada en la bodega: su última obra. El vino tiene su gran estilo intransigente, seco y terco. La uva es 100% Chardonnay y cuando está perfectamente, se tritura de manera suave y el mosto se mantiene a 8-10 °C durante un día y luego se lleva a 16-18 °C hasta el final de la fermentación. NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2018 SPANISH

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Spumante Alta Langa Enrico Serafino rosè - (Italia - Canale TN) Las uvas se trituran y se someten a una maceración corta en la prensa, seguido de un prensado suave. La fermentación de la vinificación se realiza en depósitos de acero inoxidable de temperatura controlada. La fermentación en botella se realiza siguiendo el método tradicional. Este vino es realmente interesante, con un bonito color rosado, tendido al rojo. En nariz lo encuentras genial, lleno y complejo, en boca solo hay que probarlo para sentir la explosión de sabores. Maridaje excelente como aperitivo, pero también ideal como acompañante de la comida.

Prosecco Valdobbiadene Sorelle bronca Brut - (Italia - Vidor TV) Un excelente Brut, fruto del Prosecco de la bodega Sorelle Bronca de una referencia con el mosto, una práctica que le da una gran fragancia y finura al producto final. Color amarillo pajizo con reflejos verdosos, con una espuma persistente y perlado fino. La nariz revela un ramo lleno de aromas florales, entre los que destacan la glicinia y la acacia, con algunas notas frutales de manzana verde. En boca es fresco y elegante, de gran amabilidad armónica, caracterizado por una acidez equilibrada y buena sapidez. Gran aperitivo, va bien con mariscos, especialmente con pescados crudos como ostras, trufas y gambas.

Cava Casa Rojo DO “Musso” Brut Nature (España - Jumilla Murcia) “Musso”, una línea de etiquetas que responde a la verdadera esencia de los vinos orgánicos. La bodega Casa Rojo nos muestra cómo la pasión y el amor están estrechamente relacionados con la naturaleza y

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Vino espumoso Saint Clair Vicar’s Choice - (Nueva Zelanda - Blenheim Marlborough) El vino espumoso del método Martinotti “Vicar’s Choice” de Saint Clair es especialmente apreciado por su fragancia aromática de inmediatez y agradable frescura. Es un vino espumoso simple, ideal para el aperitivo. Los viñedos con los que se elabora este vino están ubicados en los valles de Awatere y Wairau, especialmente adecuados para la producción de vino espumoso. Después de un suave prensado de las uvas, la fermentación se realiza en autoclave de acero inoxidable con el método de Martinotti, para preservar la frescura y las notas varietales de sauvignon blanc. Amarillo claro con reflejos verdosos. Aromas vegetales de hierbas silvestres y grosellas en nariz. En boca, aromas de fruta tropical con buena acidez. Perfecto como aperitivo o para acompañar aperitivos fríos a base de pescado o verduras. Ahora no tienes excusas, no bebas cerveza durante tu época de Navidad, pero disfruta de unos vinos espumosos increíbles. ¡Y Feliz Navidad a todos! l NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2018 SPANISH

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¿Qué ofrece Posa Studio Creativo? Los servicios de adiestramiento prestados ofrecen a los profesionales formarse para la conceptualización, creación, diseño y diagramación desde un logotipo, pasando por materiales impresos, hasta el desarrollo de toda una campaña publicitaria o estrategia comunicacional, producción de cartones animados, producción de video juegos, realización de productos multimedia y/o animaciones, producción audiovisual, desarrollo de tecnología orientada al desarrollo web, redes sociales y todo lo que en internet pueda derivarse. Los cursos, están diseñados con una curva de aprendizaje que parte desde el nivel cero lo que garantiza que una persona con mínimos conocimientos pueda desarrollar óptimamente el proceso de formación. Este centro de alta tecnología “perfecciona a las profesionales del área gráfica y

comunicacional, en el uso de las aplicaciones”, afirma Giampiero Posa, su director y fundador. Ofrecen ciclos de formación certificados y avalados internacionalmente, dirigidos a estudiantes y profesionales, entre los que destacan las aplicaciones Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe In Design, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, Quark Xpress, Animación y Modelado 3d con Newtek Lightwave y Autodesk Maya, Calibración de Colores Pantone, Producción de Cartones Animados con ToonBoom, Apple Final Cut, Introducción a los lenguajes de programación Html5 y Javascript entre otros. Una organización que no sólo busca crear lo que usted necesite, le enseña a hacerlo y ayuda a preparar el futuro de las próximas generaciones. l NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2018 SPANISH

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SIN LUGAR A DUDA LA MUSCULATURA DE GLÚTEOS HOY EN DÍA ES UNO DE LOS MÚSCULOS, SINO, EL MÚSCULO QUE MÁS LAS MUJERES ENTRENAN EN GIMNASIOS. ESTA HISTORIA DE ANHELOS Y DESILUSIONES SE REMONTA DESDE QUE TENEMOS USO DE RAZÓN

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Con respecto al glúteo podemos decir que es uno de los músculos más voluminosos y fuertes que tenemos en nuestro cuerpo humano. Ubicado en la región posterior de la pelvis, sus fibras se disponen de manera descendente, tiene una forma gruesa y ancha con forma de romboide. Este músculo participa en la mayor parte de los movimientos de desplazamientos, y es muy importante por su implicación en la estabilidad del core (el core o núcleo es el área que engloba toda la región abdominal y parte baja de la espalda.) Con relación a la elaboración de un programa de entrenamiento de glúteos existe mucha desinformación en relación de qué es lo correcto NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2018 SPANISH

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Este estudio de acuerdo a sus conclusiones sugiere que el principio para entrenamiento de glúteos sería realizar variables de la flexión y extensión de cadera desde la horizontal, lo que mejorarían la fuerza y se reclutarían más fibras musculares permitiendo la efectividad del ejercicio. Por otra parte Choi y cols (2015) concluyeron que agregando una abducción (abrir piernas) a estos movimientos la respuesta EMG utilizando una banda elástica era mayor, y Suechiro et. al. (2014) observo que la activación del glúteo se triplica al realizar la abducción + rotación externa. El Hip Thrust al ser comparado con la sentadilla, se encontró que este producía mayor activación en glúteos (contreras, vigotsky, schoenfeld, beardsley & Cronin, 2015) también en estudios comparados con peso muerto con barra recta se encuentran mayor activación de glúteos por parte del Hip Thrust. Sin lugar a duda que el Hip Thrust es el ejercicio estrella para entrenar glúteos en el plano horizontal, pero también debemos considerar en cualquier planificación de


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entrenamiento de glúteos, los ejercicios que podemos realizar en el plano vertical, como son las sentadillas y peso muerto y en el plano diagonal como son las estocadas (fijas, caminando, etc.) las que también van a ejercer adaptaciones musculares importantes para la activación de la musculatura del glúteo. Es importante que todos los vectores anteriormente nombrados (horizontal-verticaldiagonal) estén participando en la confección de una rutina de entrenamiento, como así también es importante la utilización de cargas variadas (bajas, medias y altas), buscar diferentes ángulos de ejecución respetando el orden propuesto anteriormente, utilizar diferentes implementos con el fin de entregar mayor diversidad a los ejercicios y diferentes niveles de resistencias. Es importante periodizar el entrenamiento en función del descanso de este grupo muscular con el fin de no sobreentrenarlo y así evitar pérdidas de ganancias a nivel muscular como a nivel de fuerza. En lo posible in-

tenta entrenar glúteos con 36 horas entre cada entrenamiento para así mejorar su recuperación. ntenta en lo posible realizar distintos rangos de repeticiones (8 a 20) con el fin de que el espectro o rango de repeticiones sea amplio considerando que así podrás entregar diversos estímulos que te permitirán lograr hipertrofiar la musculatura de glúteos y obtener las ganancias óptimas. Recuerda que la ejecución de los movimientos deben ser pausadas y con control estricto en cada una de las repeticiones. l

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SI BIEN ES CIERTO QUE HACER ACTIVIDAD FÍSICA AYUDA A TENER TUS DEFENSAS MÁS FUERTES, EL DEPORTE INTENSO, EN EXCESO, DE DOBLE JORNADAS DE ENTRENAMIENTO, PUEDE PRODUCIR EL EFECTO CONTRARIO. ADEMÁS, DEBEMOS TENER EN CUENTA QUE SI DESCUIDAMOS NUESTRA ALIMENTACIÓN MÁS PROBABILIDAD TENEMOS DE ENFERMARNOS

os deportistas estamos propensos a enfermarnos, sobre todo, de virus, resfríos y gripes. Cambios de temperatura, no cambiarse la ropa, ambientes húmedos o madrugadas, nos afectan.

¿Por qué sucede esto? Los deportistas llevamos nuestro cuerpo al límite, ejercicios extenuantes y más de 8 horas a la semana, provoca que tus defensas disminuyen, incluso más que una persona sedentaria. No sabemos escucharnos y a veces continuamos sin parar hasta que el cuerpo, completamente agotado, se enferma. Los malos hábitos de ali-


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mentación, exceso de azúcar acentúan este problema. Debemos estar alertas y conscientes y ser mucho más disciplinados con el descanso y la alimentación. Dos puntos demasiado importantes que harán de efecto colchón para no caer una semana en cama.

Consejos claves para mantener tu sistema inmune en óptimas condiciones 1. El descanso correcto: dormir las horas suficientes: un adulto para mantenerse sano debería dormir 7-8 horas. Con mayor razón un deportista debería cumplir con esto.

2. La alimentación adecuada: bajo en azúcar, alto en grasas saludables, proteínas de buena calidad, verduras y frutas altas en fibra.

3. Consumir pre y probióticos: puedes encontrarlos en pastillas, en yogurt naturales caseros, en alimentos fermentados como el chucrut natural. El probiótico es la bacteria que ayudará a mantener nuestro intestino sano (macrobiota intestinal), y por ende aumentar nuestro sistema inmunológico. El prebiótico sería la comida de estas bacterias (fibra, frutas y verduras).

4. Vitamina C y Zinc: muy importantes para mantener nuestras defensas al 100% Puedes encontrarlos en frutas cítricas, pimentón, kale. El zinc lo encuentras en cacao, semillas de zapallo, sésamo, ajo, carnes.

5. Consumir jengibre, y cúrcuma. Grandes antiinflamatorios que nos protegerán en periodos duros de entrenamiento.

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6. Consumir complejo B, elevará nuestro sistema inmune. El gasto muscular que tenemos los deportistas es muy alto. Y muchas veces por la calidad de la comida estamos un poco en déficit de las vitaminas del complejo B (seamos o no vegetarianos/veganos). Pero recuerda que siempre debes asesorarte por un experto.

7. Consumir alimentos como cebolla, ajo, cebollín, mantendrán en perfecto estado tus vías respiratorias.

8. Caldo de huesos: potentísimo alimento, hecho de los huesos (ojalá con animales de libre pastoreo) ya sea vacuno, pollo o pescado. Importante muchas horas de cocción para obtener todo los nutrientes del hueso. Puedes consumirlo a diario. 9. No olvides los alimentos ricos en magnesio: paltas, espinacas, almendras y semillas de zapallo. 10. No dejes de lado el hierro: presente en alimentos de origen animal y en hojas verdes. Siempre combinarlo con vitamina C para mejorar su absorción.

¿Qué pasa si a pesar de todos estos consejos, comenzamos con las molestias del resfrío? Inmediatamente aumentar la ingesta de líquido y vitamina C. Disminuir la carga de entrenamiento. La recomendación es bajar la carga al mínimo o reposar un día con el resfrío agudo. De esa forma perderás o más bien, ganarás un día, y no alterarás una semana o más de entrenamiento. Empieza desde ya a cuidarte! UNA BUENA LIMONADA (sin azúcar) Y SALUD! l

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s todo aquello que hemos aprendido. Desde nuestro nacimiento asimilamos muchas cosas, a través de lo que nos enseñan nuestros padres, en la escuela, con el contacto desde niño, todo eso que aprendemos se almacena en nuestra mente, es la información que tenemos ahí. Se crea una especie de identidad que creemos Ser pero que al mismo tiempo nos separa de los demás y de nuestro verdadero Ser. El ego crea una especie de ilusión donde hay una separación de la fuente primaria, de dónde venimos para estar aquí.

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Lo primero para superar las trampas del ego, es el vivir el ahora. Lo segundo que puede ayudar a superar el ego es centrarse en la respiración. Siempre que respiramos nos conectamos con el tiempo presente.

Todos estamos conectados y todos aprendemos el uno del otro y requerimos de la ayuda de todos

Eso que juzgamos o tercamente no queremos reconocer en nosotros, se proyecta en la pareja, en las relaciones, en las amistades, en los vecinos y en todo lo que nos rodea. Eso que está allí y forma parte de mí sale y se proyecta en el otro y por eso empieza esa lucha con los demás, empezamos a decir que eso no nos pertenece, empieza los ataques y las defensas (de allí es que se derivan las guerras y muchos otros conflictos), porque empiezo a alejarme de

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A menudo vamos a tener problemas y tenemos que buscar la manera de solventarlos. Cuando nos sentimos agobiados por esos problemas, sale la voz del ego que nos dice que este no nos pertenece, que tengo que hacerlo ya, que tengo que resolverlo en este momento, que me va a ocurrir tal cosa. Al conectarnos con la respiración vamos a encontrar la solución adecuada. Deja de sentirte ofendido y tomar las cosas siempre a nivel personal. Allí, estamos proyectando algo que está dentro de nosotros y que todavía no quieres mirar y no quieres ver y requieres a los demás que te están ayudando, porque estamos interconectados con el todo y eso lo proyectas. La otra persona es un espejo de lo que nos molesta en ese momento. Antes de molestarnos y generar un conflicto, empieza a ocuparte contigo y a evaluar donde esta eso que te está molestando, está en el presente de tu familia, en una situación pasada que viviste que no quieres superar o estas conectado con el futuro de algo que crees que te va a ocurrir pero que realmente no ha ocurrido y estamos creando esa realidad ahora en el tiempo presente.


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Deja de un lado la idea de que siempre tienes la razón. Tenemos que ser flexible y siempre aprender del otro. Olvida que eres superior a los demás. Todos tenemos tareas diferentes, aprendemos cosas distintas, tenemos diferentes disciplinas, pero nadie es superior a otro. Todos estamos conectados y todos aprendemos el uno del otro y requerimos de la ayuda de todos. l NOVIEMBRE / DICIEMBRE 2018 SPANISH

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334 | Cultural Center Breathes

Life into Historic School

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e’re thrilled to welcome you to our November / December 2018 edition! Though it’s our last edition of 2018, we’re very proud to bring to you this awesome edition. We’re very serious about bringing you relevant articles that speak to topics on the minds of young people. As such we spend a great deal of time listening to your feedback on research and working with contributing writers who know how to make a positive impact. We can’t believe how fast the past three years have flown by and we wouldn’t change one thing. We’ve made so many new friends, personally and professionally, whom we value, respect, and cherish very much. We hope these will be lifelong friends, collaborators, and mentors, as we strive to continue to be the relevant Teen InFluential. We look forward to enjoying four memorable years with you! In this edition, we touch on the joys of gift giving, entertaining, travel, and so much more! We hope our articles inspire you to continue to be your best! Even more, we hope all our articles in 2018 have helped you to prepare to have an amazing year in 2019! Thank you for traveling on this journey with us and we look forward to more amazing opportunities in 2019! Enjoy your winter break,

William Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

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ARTS A former Nevada school for Indian children continues its mission of education, but now as a museum and educational center for tribal arts and culture.

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he Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada, was opened by the federal government in 1890 with the goal of educating Indian children. The school’s original goals included assimilating the children into mainstream American culture and offering vocational training while discouraging tribal traditions and language. The school’s mission shifted to an academic focus in the 1960s and it closed in 1980, when it became the property of the state of Nevada. Today, the state-run Nevada Indian Commission is working to restore many of the historic stone buildings on the 240acre campus with the two-fold goal of educating the public about the school’s history and providing entrepreneurial and cultural opportunities for Native Americans. Some building space will house a museum; other areas will include venues for arts, culture, and business development.

center and museum is scheduled to open in one of the campus buildings. Plans also call for creating a welcome center in a former post office near the museum. Long-term plans include rehabilitating many of the stone buildings on the campus so they can be functional spaces available for use as places of learning about tribal culture and arts. The school was also known for strong athletic programs, and renovators hope to restore the gymnasium to its position as a gathering place not only for sports, but for other community social events. Nevada governor Brian Sandoval was instrumental in promoting the restoration and reinvention of the school. Sandoval made raising $4.5 million in funding for a museum and cultural center a priority in his 2017-18 budget and pledged to continue his support for other related projects. He participated in a blessing ceremony for the museum and cultural center in July. “The importance of history and culture and what happened here, for better or for worse, it has to be preserved,” Sandoval says.

It must be a story that is told forever. This must be a place where people can travel from all over the country and all over Sherry Rupert, executive director of the world and truly understand what the Nevada Indian Commission, says happened here. For more information that the museum and cultural center about the school and museum, visit “offer a new beginning to the campus.” w w w.stewar tindianschool.com/ In the spring of 2019, a new cultural museum. (NewsUSA) l

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Teen Heat tools, color processing and even the simple act of brushing, can cause hair to lose its strength. Indeed, eight out of 10 women in the U.S. experience some form of damaged hair, according to an IPSOS Brand Health Study. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good news, say experts.

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Treat Hair with Care Stick to the routines that leave you feeling beautiful. Just be sure to complete these tasks with care, gently shampooing and conditioning hair, avoiding unnecessary friction on the hair fiber by using a wide tooth comb (or whatever style brush or comb your stylist recommends for your hair type), avoiding tugging when combing and brushing, and considering wearing your hair in styles, at least some of the time, that don’t pull. A gentler beauty regimen will mean healthier hair.

Restorative Products “Flat irons, curling irons, blow dryers -these daily essentials that give women the short-term look they want, often lead to long-term effects that cause real damage to the hair fiber,” notes Dr. Rivera. “Using a heat protectant before heat styling will prevent breakage and help hair remain strong.” Dr. Rivera recommends undoing the effects of heat styling as well as protecting hair from future damage with restorative products, such as those from the Elvive Total Repair 5 Collection. The collection includes Total Repair 5 Protein Recharge Leave-in, which is made with almonds and protein to restore protein loss in hair, offer 450-degree heat protection and make hair 15 times stronger for 97 percent less breakage. Also included is a rinse-out balm product that repairs up to one year of damage in one use, fighting the appearance of split ends, weakness, roughness, dullness and dehydration. To complete your hair repair routine, use shampoos and conditioners tailored to your needs. This collection’s

shampoo and conditioner, for example, are made from a formula containing ceramide and protein to fight visible signs of damaged hair.

Get a Regular Trim Even if you are growing your hair long, it’s important to trim ends regularly to do away with split ends and keep hair looking healthy and shiny. Skipping regular trims can cause the split end to go up the hair shaft, resulting in extra damage and frizz.

Check Your Lifestyle Certain nutritional deficiencies, stress and lack of sleep are linked to hair damage and loss, so be sure your diet is well-rounded and contains all the components necessary for healthy hair. Likewise, get plenty of sleep and seek out ways to manage stress. Love your styling routine but hate damaged hair? Don’t despair. Whether it’s dryness, roughness or split ends, hair damage is normal, and simple steps and useful tools can help you protect and revive your locks. (StatePoint) l

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Because WhitenFresh uses a low dose of hydrogen peroxide, it does not cause the sensitivity you experience with whitening strips and gels and can be used safely up to six times per day. Keep your WhitenFresh in your pocket or purse all day long to freshen breath and whiten teeth. Be striking.

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people, I had to make and opportunity to chat with Margo, and I’m so glad I did. I’m impressed with Margo and pleased to share our conversation. William Jackson: Tell us about who you are and where you’re from. Margo Gianos: Hi everyone. I’m Margo, the founder of Honestly Margo. I’m 18 years old and I live in Oklahoma City. William: Tell us about the business you’ve created.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Margo: Honestly Margo is a bath and beauty brand where we create fun, fresh, and unique products for women of all ages. Our products range from lip balms to bath and body products, to therapeutic aromatherapy products, to fun things like lip glosses and lip tints, and our Unicorn line. We even offer a gift set that includes a clear stadium bag for women to use at concerts and sporting events. William: What have been the biggest challenges? Margo: One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced is when people don’t take me seriously because I’m so young. I started Honestly Margo when I was 12 out of my kitchen. My mom and I’ve worked as a team to grow our brand, and when I was younger, it was more difficult for people to see this as a real business. As I’ve gotten older, and my brand has grown, people take me more seriously, but you can imagine the laughter I received as a young girl selling lip balm. William: How has your family supported you? Margo: My family has been the reason why Honestly Margo is here today. They were supportive of me from day one, and we’ve all worked together to help make it grow. Honestly Margo has evolved into a family business where each of us have designated roles. My mom and I work very closely together every day with day-to-day tasks and business development. My dad, Peter, manages our distribution center and logistics. Though working with your family can get messy sometimes, we still have a great time, and love what we do. William: What do your peers at school think of what you’re doing?

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a wonderful, inspiring thing if it’s legit. Being a teen entrepreneur is very hard and has lots of challenges that come with it. Don’t use the “teen entrepreneur” card unless it’s legitimately yours.

Social media has been a great tool for our customers to find us. Instagram has been a great outlet in showcasing our amazing products, and Facebook has been great in helping us connect with others.

William: Is there one main marketing mistake you see teen entrepreneurs making consistently? Margo: I’ve been in business for five years now, and it seems as if there are teen entrepreneurs everywhere we turn; that wasn’t the case before. The one thing I see that I find disappointing is when teens say it’s their business, or say they created these things when it’s really mom and dad. The “teen” factor is

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William: How can teen entrepreneurs determine who is their market target? Margo: Any entrepreneur, not just a teen, needs to identify who it is that will be buying their products. Who would be using it? Who is their end customer? Is what they’re selling attracting them? William: Do you think it’s easier for teen entrepreneurs to go after customers their own age? Margo: I think teens attract teens, and they know their own demographic better than anyone. William: Most teenage entrepreneurs don’t have a large amount of start-up funds, so what do you suggest inexpensive ways to do market research? Margo: They can do polls on Instagram. They can ask their own circle of friends. Ask people on Snapchat. Asking people their opinions is free. William: Of what are you most proud? Margo: I’m extremely proud of the brand I’ve helped to create. I love that Honestly Margo inspires others, and I can be a role model for others wanting to do something of their own as well. William: What advice would you give to anyone considering starting a business before leaving school? Margo: My advice is to believe in your product and what you want to do, because if you don’t believe in what


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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW you’re doing, no one else will either. Always work hard and always be looking to make connections with people you meet along the way. William: What has been the most unexpected, funniest, and strangest experiences you’ve encountered as young entrepreneur? Margo: During market when we travel to Dallas, Atlanta, and Vegas and we always tend to come across unexpected, hysterical and strange things. We meet people from across the country and many make us laugh, surprise us, and some can be strange, but we learn from these experiences and have made so many great memories. William: What are you working on now? Margo: We’re always working on creating new products people can use and love and share with their friends. :) We will be launching more products soon, so keep following us to stay in the loop. William: What do you hope the future holds for you, let’s say in the next five to ten years? Margo: I plan to go to college after I graduate high school this year, and I plan on continuing to grow Honestly Margo into a brand everyone knows and loves. William: How do you define success? Margo: I see success as a journey, because we, as people, are always striving to achieve more. There doesn’t come a time when we stop and say, “that’s enough for me. NOW I’m successful.” Success to me is a journey where we find happiness and pride in our work and what we’ve accomplished, whether it’s a big milestone or a small win. l

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SeasonofInvention Naturalizer shoes have always been crafted to feel exceptional. In 1927, they were the first brand to design a shoe to fit a woman’s foot. Their legendary emphasis on elegant simplicity and fit launched a brand that became known as “the shoe with the beautiful fit.”

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TheMightyCompan GOES DENIM

THE FIRST DROP OF THE FALL / WINTER 2018 COLLECTION The Mighty Company, the luxury direct-to-consumer jacket company announced The Denim Release, the first drop of their Fa ll/Winter collection Monday, October

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he first of three upcoming collection drops from the full Fall/Winter 2018 collection, this will mark the brandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and most accessibly priced collection to date. Comprised of seven denim styles, each incorporates the same playful details of the brandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic moto jackets. Designer Jessie Willner incorporated details such as silver leather and faux fur, giving each style the same essence of a wearable work of art as all her jackets, with the same 100% dedication to transparency and ethical production methods. Launched in April 2016, the LA-based company known for their jackets made from fine leather and fabric from French Mill Mahlia, skyrocketed to cult status when Gigi Hadid wore a custom leather jacket from the brand. Fast forward two years later, The Mighty Company is growing faster than ever, expanding into new categories and expanding on their 3,200 square feet space on Melrose Avenue for Fall 2018, only one year after it opened last year. Happy shopping at www.themightycompany.com. l

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Mott50, the leader in fashionable sun protective apparel, has collaborated with Margherita Missoni for their newest resort 2019 collection. The capsule collection, featuring core pieces interpreted through the eyes of renowned Italian designer Margherita Maccapani Missoni, incorporates bold color combinations and geo tribal motifs. The Mott50 x Margherita Missoni Collection is now available exclusively at Mott50.com.

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FOOD, BEVERAGE & ENTERTAINING It’s never too early to plan, especially when you are expecting guests in your home.

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our family and friends know and might love your style, but it can be important to spice things up now and again to impress your visitors. Factors such as lights, music, and food can affect your guests experience in your home.

Light up the Party

To remain stylish and keep your party going, consider these tips for fun and festive home entertaining.

Transforming your home can be made simpler by changing the lighting. It’s typical for lights to be dimmed for parties to set a more relaxed mood. Other ideas include using candles, lamps or even hanging lanterns if you are entertaining outside. Make sure it’s bright enough so everyone can see but dimmed enough to set the mood for the evening’s events.

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Set the Mood with Music

Staying organized is key while entertaining guests in your home. Try to plan out every detail before the big event, which can allow things to go more smoothly on the big day. As you think out your plan, making lists can be a helpful way to stay organized and ensure you get everything done. List out your guests, what needs to be picked up from the store and possible decorations you might need to buy or craft yourself. The possibilities can seem endless, but it’s important to have a plan in place before you start putting things together.

Pick music that matches your theme and inspires that same feel throughout the house. If you’re going for a fun, energetic atmosphere, try something with a quick tempo, such as pop. If you’re wanting to relax, go for subtler, soothing tones. Try making your playlist before you entertain and listen to it a few times through, that way you can know what to expect and how guests will react to your music selections.

Think about Theme There are numerous ways your style can be shown while entertaining. One way is to pick a theme or theme-related food dishes. One way to show your theme is through decorations. Placing them throughout your home can give the party some life and help guests get into the overall theme of the party.

Enjoy it Through all the anxiety and stress of entertainment planning, make sure you take time to enjoy yourself during the time guests are in your home. Some guests will notice if you’re not having a good time. Smile and remember to be present in the moment. Find more entertainment tips at eLivingToday.com. (Family Features) l

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SeasonEntertaining Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Grapes and Balsamic Glaze Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil pinch of salt freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup red California grapes 2 tablespoons ready-to-use balsamic glaze

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he festive season is typically marked by gatherings of friends and family. Whether you’re hosting overnight guests, drop-in visitors or an important seasonal meal, taking a fresh approach to the menu can make the get-together more special. As you prepare for the festivities, consider recipes that feature healthy ingredients such as versatile California grapes, which come in three vibrant colors – red, green and black – and can add a palate-pleasing crunch and plenty of taste to everything from main dishes to sides and even desserts. Heart-healthy grapes are also

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perfect on their own as a snack and their natural beauty can help enhance any table as an edible garnish or fresh centerpiece. Using grapes as a featured ingredient in your festive season dishes can provide a fresh twist on seasonal dishes, such as this Grape Dutch Baby or these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Grapes and Balsamic Glaze. For dessert, use the natural sweetness of grapes to create a smooth Grape Caramel Sauce that can be served as a topping for ice cream or other seasonal desserts. Find more festive season recipes at GrapesfromCalifornia.com.

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Heat oven to 450 F. On baking sheet, toss sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper, to taste, until sprouts are well-coated. Roast until deep golden brown, about 17-20 minutes, turning sprouts halfway through roasting. Stir in grapes and roast 3-5 minutes. Transfer to bowl and drizzle with glaze or drizzle platter with glaze and pile sprouts on top. Nutritional information per serving: 150 calories; 3 g protein; 20 g carbohydrates; 7 g fat (42% calories from fat); 1 g saturated fat (6% calories from saturated fat); 0 mg cholesterol; 30 mg sodium; 4 g fiber.


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Teen as a finger food or used as a garnish to decorate cakes, cookies, puddings, mousses and other seasonal desserts. Simply dip grape clusters in liquid gelatin then roll in your desired mixture.

Grapes make for a quick and easy hostess gift. Wrap multi-colored grape clusters in tissue paper then place them in a basket or tin tied with ribbon.

Grape Caramel Sauce Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 6 1pound green or red California grapes, divided 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1/3 cup heavy cream (optional) large pinch of salt ice cream In blender or food processor, combine 12 ounces grapes with lemon juice and puree. Set aside. Coarsely chop remaining grapes.

Seasonal Entertaining with Grapes While the beautiful, vibrant colors of grapes can add visual interest to recipes, they can also serve a variety of purposes when hosting:

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Grapes can make for easy decorations when placed in bowls, on platters or draped from a cake plate.

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Grape Dutch Baby Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 3 large eggs 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup low-fat milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 2 cups red California grapes, halved 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon (optional) confectionersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sugar Heat oven to 450 F. Put large (10-inch) cast-iron or ovenproof skillet in oven. With electric mixer on high speed, beat eggs until frothy then beat in flour, milk, vanilla and salt, and beat until smooth, about 1 minute (batter will be thin). Remove skillet from oven and add 2 tablespoons butter, swirling to cover pan. Pour in batter and return to oven. Bake until puffed and golden brown, 14-19 minutes. While pancake is baking, in another skillet over high heat, melt remaining

butter and add grapes, brown sugar and cinnamon, if desired. Cook until grapes are heated through and sugar has melted. Spoon grapes over pancake, sprinkle with confectionersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sugar and serve.

Nutritional information per serving: 280 calories; 6 g protein; 22 g carbohydrates; 18 g fat (58% calories from fat); 10 g saturated fat (32% calories from saturated fat); 180 mg cholesterol; 380 mg sodium; 1 g fiber. (Family Features) l

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SeasonEntertaining Preparing side dishes can be time consuming.

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list, each year may seem more and more difficult to pull off the perfect gathering. Make things easier and still delicious by serving ready-to-eat options like refrigerated macaroni and cheese made with real milk and cheese. Find more ideas to make your festive season sides simply delicious at bobevansgrocery.com.


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FOOD, BEVERAGE & ENTERTAINING Fancy Mac Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Nonstick cooking spray 1 package Bob Evans Macaroni and Cheese 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 1/4 cups shredded Gouda cheese, divided 1 package Bob Evans Thick Sliced Hardwood Smoked Bacon, cooked and broken into pieces 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 eggs, lightly beaten

Heat oven to 400 F. Spray four ramekins with cooking spray. Heat macaroni and cheese according to package directions. Once cooked, stir in spinach, 1 cup cheese, bacon, salt and pepper. Let mixture stand 10-15 minutes to cool. Add eggs. Spoon evenly into ramekins. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 20 minutes, or until centers are set.

Sweet Potato Cookies Prep time: 28-33 minutes Cook time: 10-12 minutes Serves: 36

3/4 cup vegetable shortening 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 large egg 1 cup Bob Evans Mashed Sweet Potatoes 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 cup butter, unsalted 3 cups powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon maple extract chopped honey roasted pecans (optional) mini marshmallows (optional) Heat oven to 350 F. In large bowl, using hand mixer or paddle attachment, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add egg and sweet potatoes; mix until combined.

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Teen In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. With mixer on low speed, slowly add flour mixture to egg mixture until well mixed. Using small cookie scoop, drop rounds onto greased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely before frosting. In separate bowl, beat together butter, powdered sugar and maple extract until frosting is light and fluffy. Frost each cooled cookie with maple butter cream frosting. Sprinkle with pecans and mini marshmallows, if desired. Carefully toast marshmallows with culinary torch, if desired, while avoiding melting frosting.

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Mini Hash Brown Casseroles Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Serves: 24 1 pound Bob Evans Original Roll Sausage 4 large eggs and 1/2 cup milk 1 package (20 ounces) Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup ham, cubed 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1cup shredded cheddar cheese In skillet, cook sausage according to package directions.

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Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease two 12-cup muffin tins. In bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Add hash browns, butter, ham, black pepper and cheese; mix thoroughly. Fill muffin tins two-thirds full. Bake 27-30 minutes, or until toothpick or knife inserted in center comes out clean. Substitution: For healthier alternative, substitute 1 cup AllWhites liquid egg whites instead of eggs.

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FOOD, BEVERAGE & ENTERTAINING 2 packages Bob Evans Thick Sliced Hardwood Smoked Bacon, slices cut in half 1 package Bob Evans White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes 1 package garlic herb cheese spread 20 jalapeno peppers, halved, seeded with membranes removed 1/4 cup brown sugar 1teaspoon ground cayenne pepper Heat oven to 400 F. Set bacon out to thaw to room temperature so it is pliable. In mixing bowl, use rubber spatula to combine mashed potatoes and garlic herb cheese. Stir until incorporated. Spread 1 teaspoon mashed potato mixture in each jalapeno half; level each with butter knife or spatula.

Wrap each jalapeno with bacon; use three half slices for large jalapenos or two halves for smaller sizes. Be sure bacon is wrapped sealing in mashed potato mixture tightly.

mashing can take hours. This year, save time by using refrigerated, ready-to-eat mashed potatoes, such as Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes, which taste just like homemade.

In small mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and cayenne pepper. Generously sprinkle over bacon and pat gently to make it stick. Line cookie sheet with piece of parchment paper so sugar does not burn to pan. Bake until bacon reaches desired crispiness, around 25-35 minutes. Let peppers cool slightly before serving, about 5 minutes.

Add your family’s special ingredient, like sage butter, and no one will know they aren’t homemade.

Perfect Festive Season Potatoes Mashed potatoes are a staple on many festive season menus, but all that peeling and

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Buy a couple extra and store them in the fridge in case you have unexpected festive season guests. (Family Features) l

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What’s your favorite song? Are you thinking of it now? How does it make you feel? Music is powerful. It can encourage, inspire, motivate and bring joy. There is even scientific evidence that music can ease anxiety, improve cardiovascular health and contribute to mental acuity.

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Here are a few thoughtful festive season gift ideas to bring music, joy and much more into someone’s life this season.

Make Music Considering all the great things music can do for someone, why not help them make their own? Give the gift of music lessons from a local studio or teacher. Buy an affordable instrument like a ukulele or a cajón (drum box) for a beginner. For a guitarist, some cool picks or new strings are always welcome gifts.

Big Sound, Small Package For a fun, whimsical, portable and powerful way to listen to music anywhere your gift recipient goes, consider the My Audio Pet speaker. There are 17 designs, from unicorns to pug puppies to pandas to monkeys and owls, there is something for everyone. At just larger than a golf ball, these Bluetooth animal shaped speakers are small enough to be the perfect stocking stuffer with a big enough sound to power the party. Their wireless Bluetooth technology works with iPad, iPod, Samsung, tablets,

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Apple, Android and more and features a built-in mic so you can take calls through them hands-free. The speaker will also work as a selfie remote when paired with your phone. They even come with a downloadable app, Hide & Speak, a ridiculously fun interactive family game.

Hear it Live Concert tickets to see a favorite band or artist, can provide a lifetime of memories and be the highlight of the year.

Their Faves A gift card or subscription to a music streaming service can allow the music lover in your life to pick and keep their favorite tunes. With a resurgence of musicals like “La La Land” and “The Greatest Showman,” or classics like the “Sound of Music” or “Mary Poppins,” a DVD that features awesome music makes for a fantastic gift. The festive season is the perfect time of year to show you care, and what better way to do that than with a gift that can add so much to life? Give the gift of music this year and share all the benefits it has to offer. (StatePoint) l


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Struggling to find gifts for picky recipients can make anyone feel like a Grinch. Avoid the festive season shopping blues this season with this list of go-to gift ideas, all of which are available on such shopping sites as Amazon.

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Perfect for those who can never find their car keys or constantly lose track of their phones, this Bluetooth tracker,

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“Good Housekeeping” Cookbook Featuring 1,200 recipes, the newest edition of the “Good Housekeeping Cookbook” is great for every type of cook, from serious home chefs to kitchen novices. This culinary bible is one food guide friends and family will actually want to use… and maybe they’ll test out their newly mastered recipes on you!

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ME to WE Neema Necklace The festive season is the season of giving, so consider selecting something that gives back to a bigger cause, like this necklace from ME to WE. Homemade by a woman in Kenya, your purchase gives healthcare access to a mother or child in the same community where the necklace is made, helping them live full, healthy lives.

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Arbor pulldown kitchen faucet with MotionSense Wave Whether it’s for your friend who’s constantly baking delicious -- but messy -- brownies, or your tech-obsessed uncle, this Moen faucet is the ideal present. Its touchless activation allows users to easily turn water on and off with the wave of a hand, providing added convenience and some serious cool factor in the kitchen.

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Instant Pot A smart choice for everyone from foodies to busy parents, this handy device does the work of nine common kitchen appliances and can prepare almost anything, from cake to rice to yogurt. Plus, it cooks up to 70 percent quicker than other devices and its functions make mastering onepot meals a breeze.

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for many java addicts). It brews everything from an espresso to a mocha cappuccino with the touch of a button.

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Osmo Genius Kit This award-winning game system aims to turn any 5- to 12-year-old into a genius. It transforms a tablet into a hands-on learning tool to foster social intelligence and creative thinking. Those kids spend so much time on their devices anyway, they may as well learn something! For additional inspiration, visit amazon.com/shop/GHTested.

For picky gift recipients, consider a touchless faucet.

We all have those friends or family members who are notoriously hard to shop for. With these gift ideas, you’re sure to have them wondering “How did you know?” (StatePoint) l

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It’s an issue that can affect anyone, but one that not everyone likes to talk about: smelly feet. Caused when sweat accumulates on the skin and fuels the growth of odor-causing bacteria, it’s an embarrassing situation that can afflict anyone, from professionals who spend all day in dress socks to weekend warriors on the hiking trail to gym rats.

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ut you don’t have to live with feet stink. Consider these tips for fresher smelling feet:

Wash and Dry: Don’t neglect to scrub your feet in the shower. Get between toes with a good antibacterial soap. After showering, apply the same betweenthe-toes treatment with a towel, being sure that feet are completely dry before putting on socks and shoes. Air Out: After a long active day or workout, a lot of people have the habit of keeping their shoes and socks on, taking care of things around the house. Take your shoes and socks off as soon as possible to give your feet and toes a chance to air out and breathe.

Improve Your Sock Game: Look beyond the “odor-resistant” label on socks, as many manufacturers simply use a liquid application on the socks, which works only until it bleeds out of the fibers, which happens when socks are worn for periods of time. Check out innovations in sock design, which are making it easier to beat smelly feet long-term. For example,

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ScentLok Socks are odor destroying socks, manufactured using silver particles that are permanently embedded into the sock fibers to help control bacterial growth and odor for the life of the sock. More information is available at www.scentloksocks.com.

Rotate and Clean Shoes: Don’t wear the same pair of shoes for more than a couple of days in a row. If possible, alternate pairs daily and store them in a cool, dry place, allowing them to air out before putting them in a box or a bag. Handwashing shoes and insoles with cool water is also a good way to keep them fresh, and you can even add some disinfectant to the water to keep them smelling their best. “Shoes and boots create an extremely harsh environment for our feet. There’s no air moving around; it’s dark, moist and warm -- a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, fungi, and a wide range of noxious smells,” says Nick Andrews, resident sock tester for ScentLok Socks and vice president of marketing for the company. Luckily there are some easy ways to avoid feet stink -from odor destroying socks to better foot care to proper shoe rotation. (StatePoint) l


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Look at the Ingredients High-quality, whole-food ingredients like fresh meats, fruits, vegetables and grains provide the essential nutrients your dog requires. They are also a source of other important dietary components such as antioxidants and plant-based nutrients to support optimal health.

Select a Protein Source For dogs with food sensitivities, selecting a protein source can be

tricky. If you suspect a food sensitivity, it’s a good idea to consult with your veterinarian. You’ll also need to begin testing alternative food options to identify a formula your dog can tolerate. If you are not sure which proteins your dog is sensitive to, try something more obscure, such as duck or pollock. A limited-ingredient diet may also be beneficial to lessen the chance of an adverse food reaction. These diets usually contain a single-source, novel protein and have a limited number of ingredients, which decreases the odds of your pup eating something that doesn’t agree with his or her stomach.

Consider Activity Level and Weight You may need to choose a food that is designed to meet specific needs. For example, an overweight dog may need a food with fewer calories. With a caloriereduced food, you may be able to feed the same volume, but your dog will take in fewer calories. Alternatively, high-

energy and active dogs may require food higher in fat and carbohydrates.

Look for Healthy Fats Healthy fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids, can provide health benefits in dogs. The omega-3 content of a food can sometimes be found in the guaranteed analysis on the packaging. Some examples of ingredients that contain omega-3 fatty acids are salmon oil, flax oil and canola oil. A good guideline is to look for foods that contain an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio between 5:1-10:1.

Think About Rotational Feeding You also may want to consider a rotational diet, which can allow your pet to experience different flavors and textures and discourage picky eating. This approach also encourages varied proteins and food forms. For those looking to change things up for their pet without making a full switch, there are also creative ways to add variety to your pet’s diet, such as adding wet food, mixers or toppers. Consider an option like GO! Solutions Meal Mixers, which feature freezedried, functional ingredients including single-source primary proteins and whole fruits and veggies. Available in four recipes that address different dietary needs, the mixers can be incorporated into dry kibble, stews or pates or served as a snack to add a boost of concentrated nutrition. Find additional help choosing the right food for your dog’s dietary needs at PetcureanGo.com. (Family Features) l

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FOR BETTER GROOMING VISITS While a haircut is often the first thing that comes to mind when pet parents contemplate a visit to the groomer, those visits can involve much more than a bath and trim.

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t can also include spa-like skin and paw treatments, deep moisturizing shampoos and conditioners for healthy skin and a lustrous coat, deshedding and flea or tick treatments. These treatments are all in addition to the expert clipping, shaving and nail trims you might expect. Grooming is more than an attractive hairdo; every breed, regardless of size, age or coat type, needs regular grooming for overall wellbeing and to help prevent problems such as excessive shedding, skin and paw irritation, painful mats and bad breath. For certain longer-haired breeds, more frequent grooming may be necessary. While grooming is a necessity, it may sound more pleasant to pet parents than pets, especially dogs that are new to the experience or don’t visit the groomer regularly. “While a day at the groomer is enjoyable for some pets, others may feel nervous or out of their comfort zones,” said Jennifer Freeman, DVM, PetSmart’s resident veterinarian and pet care expert. “Frequent visits are key to a less stressful experience and visiting the same trusted salon associate each time can help your pet build a connection and foster a relationship, making each visit more pleasant.” Freeman also recommends flagging any pre-existing conditions with your groomer beforehand. This is especially important because grooming can elicit excitement or stress in some pets and aggravate underlying health issues like heart disease.

“Talk to your groomer about any known health concerns so he or she can be sure to watch out for signs of distress,” Freeman said. “For some pets, the stress of a visit to the salon can trigger an adverse clinical event due to pre-existing conditions. Salon associates care about the overall wellbeing of each pet. Talking to them about underlying health issues makes the grooming associates aware of any special needs and, in some cases, may even lead them to recommend holding off on grooming for the health and safety of the pet.” Freeman also offers these tips for pet parents: When deciding on a groomer, look for a salon that employs safety-certified groomers who have undergone extensive hands-on grooming instruction including bathing, trimming and styling.

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Be proactive in raising questions or concerns. Being transparent about your pet is best for his or her well-being as well as that of other pets and associates in the salon.

Let your pet visit the store or salon beforehand to get familiar with the smells, sounds and salon associates.

Schedule groomer visits during slower times or request an express groom where the pet stays in the salon for a shorter time period.

Prepare your pup for having his or her feet, ears and tail handled by doing these things at home and using grooming tools like combs and brushes

to reduce fear of strange objects. Try holding an electric toothbrush near your dog to familiarize him or her with the humming sound and vibrations that are similar to clippers in the salon.

Limit how much food, water and treats your pet consumes before grooming, as this can contribute to upset stomachs and digestive trouble.

Ask a salon associate to recommend appropriate basic grooming tools and supplies for at-home maintenance between appointments. Find more advice for creating a safe and enjoyable grooming experience for your pet and learn about upcoming events where you can check out grooming options in your community at services.petsmart.com. (Family Features) l

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Teen IS YOUR FAMILY PREPARED FOR AN With wildfires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes occurring around the world, having access to safe drinking water in the event of an emergency should be top of mind no matter where you live.

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atural disasters can contaminate and disrupt water supplies, making it difficult to access safe drinking water at home. Emergencies also force families out of their homes, making it necessary to hydrate from natural water resources where harmful contaminants like bacteria, chemicals, microplastics and heavy metals may be present. “The everyday public health concern of water contamination is elevated during emergencies, when water can be unreliable for drinking,” says Alison Hill, managing director of LifeStraw, a manufacturer of water filtration systems that is often involved in disaster relief both in the U.S, and around the globe.

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“If an emergency has your family on the move, being able to hydrate safely from any fresh water source -- fountains, streams, rivers and ponds is key,” points out Hill. When building your emergency supply kit, be sure to include a portable filter to help eliminate harmful contaminants from your drinking source. LifeStraw makes it easy to hydrate safely at home and outdoors. LifeStraw Go is a refillable bottle that incorporates a twostage filter removing bacteria, chemicals, microplastics and bad taste from drinking water. Another good option for personal use is LifeStraw Flex, a multi-use filter that removes heavy metals including lead as well as bacteria and parasites. Finally, those traveling in groups may find it more efficient to use a filter specifically designed for a crowd, such as the brand’s Mission model, a high-volume gravitypowered purifier that also filters viruses, available in a 12-liter compact roll bag. Being prepared for any situation will help keep your family safe and healthy, for whatever comes your way. Gain the confidence of knowing that you will have access to safe water for days, weeks and even months should your water supply be compromised by a natural disaster or other emergency. (StatePoint) l


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Teen TIPS TO UPGRADE YOUR HOME Whether going on an epic adventure, hunting for treasure, exploring vast wondrous lands, or playing sports, video gamers are always seeking the latest ways to create the ultimate experience at home.

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ere are three ways to upgrade your home gaming tools for a more immersive experience.

room where you do your gaming. Stylish, affordable ways to do so include hanging thick tapestries or curtains.

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Today’s games feature sound design that deserve the best at-home sound systems to match. To truly bring your games to life, create a surround sound effect with a multi-piece speaker system that includes a subwoofer. If you want to pump up the sound without disrupting the rest of the household, consider soundproofing the

Take your visuals to the next level with a high-quality projector, such as the XJ-F210WN, part of Casio’s awardwinning Advanced Series line. Reaching maximum brightness in as fast as five seconds, its dust resistant design helps ensure that projection brightness stays consistent. An Intelligent Light Control feature senses ambient brightness in the room and automatically adjusts the projection brightness accordingly, to ensure gamers will have quality visuals in any lighting conditions. When it comes to connectivity, this lamp-free model features two HDMI terminals as well as a USB power supply. “In the gaming industry, it’s clear that enthusiasts are passionate about creating a complete experience to truly immerse themselves in the game,” says Joe Gillio, senior director, Casio’s Business

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Projector Division. “Those who love video games want to ensure they have innovative features, bright images and great visuals at an affordable price.”

accessories and furniture so you can keep playing for a long time, without straining your back, neck or wrists. You may just become a better player if you do.

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You already have the latest console and today’s top-notch games. With a few upgrades, you can ensure your tools and accessories are up to snuff, too. (StatePoint) l

Let’s face it. If you’re a serious gamer, you’re spending hours a week on your hobby. May as well settle in and get comfortable, right? Opt for ergonomic

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AdventurousTravel FOR THE WINTER SEASON

There is something about the winter months that seems to awaken a sense of wanderlust in many people.

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hether it’s the need for an escape from the bitter, drab conditions or a desire for a break from the hectic schedule that often accompanies the season, carving out time to head south may be the perfect pick-me-up. In fact, because of the cluster of holidays and time off from school, the winter months can be the perfect time to get away. A destination like Texas offers mild weather in the winter, not too hot or too cold, which makes for an

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opportunity to spend time at the state’s beaches. Of course, the region is also home to a variety of unique activities, museums, restaurants and attractions that can be enjoyed during the colder season due to the climate. When planning your trip, consider these funfilled vacation ideas. Get outdoors. Many parts of the country are too chilly to enjoy much time outdoors during the winter months but heading south to an area like the Rio Grande Valley, home of the World Birding Center and National Butterfly Center, can provide the opportunity to find some time to appreciate nature. If you’re eager to see some wildlife, warmer climates can provide a true nature encounter, whether you visit a wildlife refuge or set out on a hike of your own. Plus, the moderate temperatures are appealing to many species.

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Bring along your bucket list. Crossing items off your bucket list can be especially exciting when you’re on the road. If there’s an experience you’ve always wanted to create, there’s no place like vacation to make it happen. For example, if you’ve never touched a stingray, visit an aquarium with a hands-on display. Learn to surf or go parasailing. Experience local cuisine. One way to explore the true flavor of a new vacation destination is the culinary scene. Instead of dining at familiar chains and restaurants you can find nearly anywhere, plan your meals around unique, cultural fusion cuisine. On the Texas-Mexico border you can find hybrid cuisine featuring dishes like tacos, grilled steaks and cheesefilled tamales which serves as a nod to the unique crossover culture. If you’re


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in need of a recommendation, ask your hotel concierges where they like to go for a hearty breakfast or where you can find the best patio for lunch. Seek out unique attractions. The opportunity to see and experience things you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find anyplace else is one of the best advantages of exploring a new place. A unique destination in South Texas like Quinta Mazatlan, is a luxurious historic mansion constructed in the 1930s that is thought to be the largest adobe structure in the state. Today, the home is open to the public as an urban sanctuary working to enrich peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives by sharing knowledge about birds, plants and environmental stewardship. Start planning your journey toward warmer weather this winter at TravelTexas.com. (Family Features) l

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A SERIES OF HAIKUS

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Day in and day out We try to plan our life out To get it all right But life gets crazy Too many projects Stacks of work piled on your back Too much to carry Overwhelming loads Emotional rolling tides Mentally wasted How do you keep on When you want to just give up To not have to work But don’t you dare quit now Look past the hardship There’s tomorrow, the future To turn it around

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Look all around you Everyday is a new day To make it better The glass is half full Find joy in the little things Be an optimist Work on today first Search for opportunities To better your life Hard work will pay off But don’t work your life away Take time for yourself Breathe in the fresh air Don’t take this gift for granted Choose to experience So much to offer Don’t let it all go to waste Today is the day l

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