By Jan Wade-Miller
Let’s Party! Birthday parties and holiday festivities are common events in elementary schools. Your children are probably looking forward to the Valentines Day party now being planned at his or her school. One thing is for sure – along with the fun comes the food. Just one school party can include pizza, cake, chips, ice cream (of course!), sugar-loaded drinks, plus a take-home bag of candy.
Offering so many sugary and fat-ladened treats can contribute to unhealthy eating habits….Read full post
Being a professional Psychotherapist is often strange at dinner parties. Either someone corners me to ask intimate questions about themselves or a loved one or certain people avoid me for fear that I am analyzing their every comment and non-verbal cue. Yikes! Therapists are just as friendly and sociable as anyone else, usually. Still, it is interesting to have insight to add in group conversation. Recently the topic of hoarders, those depicted on television and those within the community, arose…Read full post
Octavia Spencer thinks women in Hollywood could use a little help when it comes to being happy! And that help comes in the form of FOOD. “The Help” star blames society for the stigmas attached to looks, especially in Hollywood.
“It’s a society that tells you you’re no longer valuable at a certain age. Or because of your weight,” she said backstage at the SAG Awards. “Women would be much happier if they ate. I know I sure get a…Read full post
“OMG… did she defriend me?” Anyone who owns a Facebook has either said this statement or had this statement said about them at one login time or another. With saying that, not only have Facebook fanatics did the defriend, been a victim of the defriend, or contemplated the defriend, but they understand the implications that come with it. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the psychological warfare that has reached the social media realm. It brings the phrase, “You can’t…Read full post
James Pryce is the hairstylist of choice for many British and international notables– including not only Kate Middleton, but the whole Middleton family, including Pippa, Carol, James and Mike. Since 2006 he has styled, trimmed, and conditioned the Duchess of Cambridge’s deep brown tresses, and was on call and at her side for the Royal Engagement, Royal Wedding, and first official joint tour of America and Canada with new husband, His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William.
Following…Read full post
A Dream Come True, of course! America’s Next Top Model now has its own fragrance, Dream Come True, which officially launched today at Target and select Regis stores throughout the country. The new fragrance was revealed on ANTM’s finale episode in which host Tyra Banks announced that the winner, Lisa D’Amato (above), would be made the official spokeswoman of Dream Come True.
As part of the on-air integration, the Creative Director of Hatchbeauty, Ben Bennett, appeared as a guest expert on Episode 7…Read full post
“Autism is awesomeism!” That’s what Wyatt and the kids in the Miracle Project want to show the world, with a little help from the very funny, yet sensitive, Jack Black.
“Sensitive. Am I too sensitive? They call me sensitive,” shouts Jack Black with his duet partner Wyatt Isaacs. “Is it something about me? Or the clothes that I wear? I hear noises. Things are too loud. Is it…Read full post
Bill Gates just pledged a further $750 million to the troubled global AIDS fund and is urging governments to also continue their support in saving lives.
“These are tough economic times, but that is no excuse for cutting aid to the world’s poorest,” he said in Davos at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria is a public-private organization that accounts for about one quarter of the international financing to…Read full post
Think you don’t have enough time to exercise? Well, if you can spare ten minutes here and there, you do. You just have to find 10 minutes, three times a day and you’ll reap the same benefits as if you went to the gym for a half hour.
A study at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh found that overweight women dropped equal amounts of weight doing one 30-minute workout, two 15-minute sessions, or three 10-minute bouts.
That sounds a lot more manageable,…Read full post
A 17-year-old British girl was rushed and admitted to the hospital after she collapsed at work and had trouble breathing. Turns out, she’s been eating nothing but chicken nuggets and french fries for the past 15 years.
Stacey Irvine of Birmingham says she’s been eating nuggets since she was 2 years old, even though she’s been told by doctors she’ll die if she doesn’t change her diet. With this particular hospital visit doctors found she had anemia and swollen veins…Read full post