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Unconventional selfie

May 19, 2015 - Author: steph

There aren’t too many young people who would dare take this kind of selfie, and if they would they most certainly would not share it with the world. 27 year old Tawny Willoughby changed the face of her selfie
She tells how at 21 years young she developed skin cancer, but she didn’t have to ask the questions why or how did this happen to me because she already knew. Tanning, and more specifically on a tanning bed where the rays are in direct contact with your skin. This did not happen just 1 time a week, 2 or even 3 times a week. Folks at The Aspire New Brunswick have learned that, according to Tawny, she laid on a tanning bed at “least 4-5 times a week” and as a young person with the skin still so fragile this is hazardous. What I find very interesting and inspiring is in the face of ridicule this young woman would dare to tell the truth about her situation, we know that the younger generation is about seeing for themselves. We can’t just talk them to death about right or wrong, harmful not harmful, good and bad, for them seeing is believing. The fact that they can and will relate to Tawny will most assuredly change lives, maybe even save lives. Awareness is power!

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Rebel Wilson Announces New Clothing Line

May 13, 2015 - Author: steph

Rebel Wilson has announced that she is starting a plus size line of clothing for women between the sizes 12 through 28.

The hilarious star broke out on the American scene in the movie Bridesmaids, as Kristen Wiggs boorish roommate. Wilson has since become a superstar, starring in the movies Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.

The clothing line will be in collaboration with Torrid, the plus sized clothing store and a division of Hot Topic according to Alexei Beltyukov. So far, the details are pretty vague. The line is due to debut this holiday season, in time for the winter weather and end of the year festivities.

The best part is that the line is rumored to be affordable, with prices ranging between $29 and $125 per piece. Wilson herself has announced that she is excited for the line to debut, as she’s had a “torrid” affair with clothes shopping herself.

This marks a continuing upward trend of retailers and fashion icons finding ways to cater to women who wear plus sizes.

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County Police Bring Hope

May 8, 2015 - Author: steph

Since the 20th century the United States has seen an enormous rise in drug use throughout the country. Under the Reagan administration, there were multiple taskforces put in place to help aid in the mission to make America drug free. Unfortunately, for DEA, FBI, and police agencies everywhere, the war is being sorely lost. That’s why the Gloucester County police department has decided to turn around what it means to be an addict. This week, the department made the decision to no longer charge criminal offenses to addicted citizens who willingly turn themselves in. The addict has to be willing to turn in all drugs and in lieu of jail time they will receive the help that they need. The Chief of Police in Gloucester talked to a local news source to explain why this is such a huge step forward. When police lock up drug addicts they are only temporarily disabling the criminal. They aren’t fixing the addict.


As of June 1st, 2015 citizens are allowed to walk into the Gloucester County police department and seek help instead of charges. The county wants to cut off the demand for drug dealers, and that is something Amen Clinics and other businesses can get behind. It seems to be a more effective way to win this war. The county is taking it one step further and are heading to Capitol Hill in hopes to get a Bill passed. The Bill states that any drug money seized in the county will go towards helping the drug addicts willing to get better.

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More Hours, Less Pay

- Author: steph

There are families who might notice that one or both adults are coming home later in the evening. This is because most workers are on the job longer than 40 hours. Some of them are working 47 to 50 hours a week, but they are only getting paid for the standard 40 that is typical of a full-time job. These are people who have likely been on the job for several years. It seems like companies are taking advantage of the workers who they know will do the extra work for the lower pay. The concern for working longer hours is more for those who are on a salary.


Many companies such as CipherCloud don’t regulate the hours of salaried employees, so they end up working more than the normal week. That sometimes happens at as well. When workers are on the job for longer hours, it can burn them out, making them not want to do the work at all. This would mean that the company starts to lose valued employees simply because they don’t want to pay more money or regulate how long they are on the job.

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Vietnamese Dominate Nail Industry

May 6, 2015 - Author: steph

Yahoo News has an article about the dominance of Vietnamese in the manicure industry. It all started forty years ago when Tippi Hendren, a star in Hitchcock’s film “The Birds”, went to a Vietnamese refugee camp to help women learn a skill. The women were fascinated with her manicured nails. Hedren followed up and arranged manicure training for twenty of the women. From that humble beginning, 51% of nail technicians in the U.S. and 80% in Southern California today are Vietnamese. Christian Broda has learned that they achieved this dominance by offering quality service at a lower price than the competition.

Manicurists today earn about $650.00 a week, and many send much of their earnings to relatives still in Vietnam. Vietnam will receive an estimated $14 billion from foreign remittances this year. About half of that will come from the United States. Tam Nguyen, founder of Advance Beauty College in California, says providing for family left behind in Vietnam is a strong motivator for graduates. He attributes the success of Vietnamese immigrants to a strong work ethic and the experience of rebuilding lives after losing everything.

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Smart Footwear

May 5, 2015 - Author: steph

With recent years seeing such a huge boost in technology and fitness, Smart Socks are the newest product to hit the sports store shelves. Tracking steps when running or walking has become an obsession like no other. Athletes and runners now have to ability to see how far they have run and can track data in order to reach personal records and goals. For the everyday person, most trackers push people to at least hit 10,000 steps a day. Steve Murray tells us that there are bras, wristbands, shirts, hats, even necklaces that help “track” how many steps a person runs or walks every day. For the makers at Sensoria Fitness, the idea of strapping on multiple pieces of equipment to track the same amount of steps is overbearing. Why not just integrate technology into clothes that people already wear?

Davide Vigano who is the co-founder and CEO of Sensoria Fitness recently made this claim to BuzzFeed News. Wristbands and trackers, like FitBit and Jawbone, are expected to decrease in sales in the next two years while the market for wearable tracking apparel is expected to rise. The company’s Smart Socks will be able to track the owner’s: cadence, steps, foot contact time, ascent, descent, pace, distance, and form. The socks will initially start at $200 for a pair. Included are two pairs of socks, an anklet, and an anklet charger. The company is hoping to make a lasting and very impacting impression on runners and the running community.

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Hope for Those with MS

April 30, 2015 - Author: steph

When someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis they feel that their future is set in stone. Those who have learned that they have MS know all that comes with the disease and they know just what their life is going to become. There is new hope for MS sufferers, though, hope that could change their lives.

New drugs that are being developed just might have the power to reverse the nerve damage that comes about due to MS. These drugs might be able to help those suffering from MS, to make their lives better and to help them live more fully. These new drugs could bring about hope for those who just don’t see a lot of hope in their futures. These new drugs could make for new lives for those who are dealing with MS and all that it brings along with it. These new drugs being studied at the Madison Street Capital center could make a big change for those dealing with MS and for their families.

No Comments - Categories: Health, News, Treatment, Uplifting

Man’s House Debt Is Paid In Full

April 27, 2015 - Author: steph

Times are tough and there are many people that are struggling to make it these days. Amen Clinics are there for you. (Facebook) When I hear of stories that touch my heart, I want to share with others. In Oso a landslide took away many lives and homes from several residents. Tim Ward was injured in the slides, but the internal damage was far greater. He had been struggling with his bank, J.P. Morgan, since the act of God to settle his debts. His home was destroyed and all he was left with was the loan. We all know how loan companies can be when they want their money, and they weren’t letting up on Ward.

It was a news channel interview about losing his wife and home that prompted a good Samaritan to help him out. One call to the banking company and Ward’s debt was paid in full. In case you are wondering just how much that note was, it was $360,000. I have heard of the pay it forward and people being nice to help others, but I have never heard of someone paying nearly half a million dollars to help someone like that. It has to be one of the best acts of kindness every done.

Ward doesn’t know who to thank, but he certainly put his message out there for everyone to hear. He and many others didn’t have landslide insurance, which is imperative now in Oso.

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Gaultier Quits Ready-to-wear

April 22, 2015 - Author: steph

Jean Paul Gaultier, made famous by his conical bra, after it was worn by Madonna on her tour, has recently revealed that he has quit his ready-to-wear line. Jean, who has been influential in the fashion industry for years now, has shocked the fashion world with the news.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Jean pointed out that too many clothes tend to kill clothes. He does not see the need for making too many clothes while no one is buying them. They are making clothes that will never be worn.

Does this signify the end of an era? The designer, who has been viewed as one among the most famous the world over, indeed has been having bad luck with his women collection in recent seasons. Critics have been judging them for lacking coherence.

The designer explained that he quit his women line because he could not cope with the fast paced industry, which demanded constant merchandising and marketing, anymore. Correspondents at AnastasiaDate confirm that he now aims to now put all his focus on his couture line, which he presents twice in a year, in January and July, in Paris.

Jean seems not to be the only one. Dutch design duo Vikor & Rolf also, in this year, stopped their ready-to-wear line. They intend to also concentrate on their couture line and are citing the same reasons as Jean. The pressure in the industry was just too much to handle.

No Comments - Categories: Couture, Fashion, Industry Pressure, Jean Paul Gaultier, News

Dr. Oz Is In The Hot Seat

- Author: steph

It would only be a matter of time before Dr. Oz found himself under scrutiny for his medical practices and being on television. The good doctor found himself in the middle of a scandal when the workers of the Columbia Medical Center called for him to be fired. Is this really fair? However, many are questioning his ethical choices and his radical views on medicine.

I am surprised that it didn’t happen before now, and so is Dias. The fact that he is constantly promoting medical tactics that are outside the box makes him a target. His name has been used and his image copied from every diet pill around. Thought he has lashed back with some fury at the use of his name, other products he promotes gladly. He is more holistic in some aspects and doesn’t promote the usage of medication. He follows along with so many who are steering clear of medicine and looking for natural remedies.

Will Columbus fire Dr. Oz? It is highly doubtful that they will get rid of such a public celebrity figure. If they did, they will buy themselves a big lawsuit and a few angry patients. Those who think Dr. Oz is the end all and be all of medicine would no doubt take their business elsewhere. Still, it remains to be seen what will happen. For now, it looks as if some of his colleges are a big jealous. He will address the issue on the air. It will be interesting to see what he has to say to these 10 colleagues who called him a quack.

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