Monthly Archives: June 2017

Addison's 4th of July Fireworks Rank #3

Addison’s 4th of July Fireworks Rank #3!

Addison, Texas displays the largest 4th of July Fireworks in North Texas. What may surprise some is that Addison’s 4th of July Fireworks rank #3 across the nation! Continue reading

Runners start a Texas summer marathon

What to Expect During a Texas Summer Half Marathon

After several weeks of training in the heat, you should be well acclimated and perhaps ready to try a Texas summer half marathon. So what should you expect on race day?

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How a Dating App Can Build Your Professional Network

What happens when you take a dating app and mix it with working women? You not only accumulate #SquadGoals but also a chance to elevate your career. This app can build your professional network, but nobody is talking about it. Continue reading

The stars at night are big and bright: Big Bend National Park Edition

Ever wanted to explore a place where night skies are as dark as coal and rivers carve canyons in limestone?

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DIY Style

DIY Style

Do It Yourself or DIY is now seen as fun and exciting in renovating houses.  A favorite DIY show is the hit TV series HGTV Fixer Upper.  Are you looking for a DIY to fix up your style?

The first step to a do it yourself (DIY) style is having the proper tools to DIY the style at home.  According to recent study by a CPG giant, more than 1/3 of women have no idea how to style their hair at home.  The study further describe women as citing, if they knew how to style their hair at home, they would purchase more hair care products and tools.

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Effortless Styles for Short Hair

 Effortless Styles for Short Hair

Effortless style  is to making looking good look easy! Two years ago this style was kicked off with Kim Kardashian redefining her style. She decided to embrace nude tones in her makeup routine. Beyoncé received over 1 million likes of her selfie with no makeup. This phenomena took over makeup, fashion and now,this movement is the latest trend in hair.

Countless articles provide quick tips on how to make effortless style look good. Over 60,000 people have posted their personal ‘effortless style’. Interested in joining the cool kids club? Try some of these effortless styles for short hair.

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College Application Recommendations

Whom should your child ask to write his or her college application recommendation letter? A number of parents (and their students) ask this question. The question typically arises during the fall semester or trimester of a student’s senior year of high school – a time when thousands of students gear up to apply to college.

While most colleges have their unique requirements for the recommendation letter, there are generally three categories of recommenders that your student will want to choose from.

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toasted kitchen avocado toast

Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast: Where to Enjoy in Dallas

Let’s talk about Avocado toast. If you have never had this delicious treat, it is an open-faced sandwich made with mashed or sliced avocado with various toppings. Do I have your attention yet? I could proclaim my love for all things avocado to you, but you probably already share my sentiment. I am taking you on an avocado toast tour of Dallas. Continue reading

Class #6, Wk #7, 6/26/17

This week is all about content marketing. Here is the lecture deck.

6.0-CAPE-Content Marketing 2

 

the best songs about family

the best songs about family spark memories involving trials tribulations and love; here are the best songs about family of all time

The best songs about family stir memories of trials, tribulations and love. They spark emotions in your soul. Songs about family remind you of the love you have for your blood relatives.

Memories and emotions live inside of you you forever and are rekindled when you hear certain songs. Whether it be a song about a son or daughter,  admiration for a parent teaching you right from wrong or conflicts between siblings; songs about family bring us back in time.  They bring us to a time in our life when we battled and celebrated our relationships with our blood relatives.

Let’s hand out our awards for the best songs about family; the best of all time.

Feel free to agree or disagree. Millions of songs have been made and someone’s opinion on which is best is simply that an opinion. Everyone has one.

Think of the songs you remember and like most that are about family and down load them and listen to them. You can go back in time and remember and reminisce about the people in your life you are or at one time were closest to.

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Citeaux Abbey

Dallas-Dijon Twinning: The Cîteaux Abbey has a Texan sister, Meet The Cistercian Lady of Dallas

Cîteaux Abbey, in French “Abbaye de Cîteaux,” is a Roman Catholic abbey located south of Dijon, in the heart of Burgundy. Cîteaux Abbey established its fame as the mother house of Cistercian Order. What you may not know if that Cîteaux has a Cistercian sister in Texas. Her name is The Cistercian Lady of Dallas. Interestingly enough, it is the only abbey of the Cistercian Order in the United States.

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A Voyaging Canoe With a Mission: Around the Earth and Back Again

Leaving the world a better place. It’s a value shared by people of every culture. A Polynesian voyaging canoe stands at the forefront of this value. And after four years of taking its message around the world, the Hokule’a is back home.

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Hair Tips for Exercise Hair

Best Hair Tips for Exercise Hair

More than 40% of African American women skip exercising because of hair concerns. This is an alarming number of women that put hair over health.  Heart disease, high blood pressure are some of the leading causes of death among women of color, yet  exercising on a consistent basis isn’t a priority.  Ready for summer or looking for a healthier lifestyle, there are three hair tips for exercise hair  to put to the test.
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Addison Places Public Art in Harmony with its Community

Addison Places Public Art in Harmony with Its Community

What tiny town in North Texas employs an all-volunteer staff to place and promote Public Art? The envy of many cities, Addison places public art in harmony with its community. Addison Texas is a rare find among small towns. One of the many things that set the town apart is the placement of public art throughout the town. In addition, Addison places the artwork, primarily sculpture, in a way that is strategic, selective and impactful. Continue reading

Woman runs in the sun

Texas Summer Runners Must Mind the Heat, but Don’t Forget About the Sun

Texas summer runners know all about the heat. But where is all that heat is coming from? The scorching Texas sun. In addition to taking precautions against heat exhaustion, runners should take care to protect their skin against the sun’s rays.

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Active Aging Mode

Active Aging Modes utilizes the FIIT Principles for Active Agers.  These Modes include:

        F=Frequency    I:=Intensity       T=Time        T=Type

Active Aging Mode Cardiovascular Training

Health and Disease Prevention Recommendations

Recommendations

F: 3-5 days per week of continuous training (5 days for moderate intensity; 3 days for vigorous intensity); or 3-5 days of a combination of moderate to vigorous intensity)

I: Based on RPE 0-10: 5-6 for moderate; 7-8 for vigorous;

T: 20-60 minutes: 30 min up to 60 min for moderate activity; 20-30 min for vigorous; or start with 10-minute bouts resulting in 2 1/2-5 hours/week

T: Non-, low-, and light-impact

Cardiovascular Training Guidelines Active Aging Exercisers should work at a comfortably, challenging intensity for as long as they prudently can perform the activity. Their initial cardiovascular bouts may be as short as ten consecutive minutes. Aim for a minimum of two accumulative hours per week. Sometimes, vary the cardiovascular before and after the strength sections when training with designated sections.

Active Aging Mode Strength & Endurance Guidelines

Muscular strength is defined as the ability of a muscle group to develop maximal contractile force against a resistance in a single contraction. Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle group to exert submaximal force for extended periods.

For many repeated Activities of Daily Living (gait and arm movements ), training for muscular endurance proves important.

For times less-repeated Activities of Daily Living ( getting up and down from a chair or toilet) , training for muscular strength proves important

F: 2-3 days per week (preferably every day)

I: To a level that challenges one’s balance without continued loss of form and alignment

T: 5-10 minutes or time to complete 1-3 sets of 8-10 balance exercises

T: Static and Active/Rhythmic Dynamic mov

 

 Active Aging Mode Strength & Endurance Training Guidelines

Muscular strength is defined as the ability of a muscle group to develop maximal contractile force against a resistance in a single contraction. Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle group to exert submaximal force for extended periods.

For many repeated Activities of Daily Living (gait and arm movements ), training for muscular endurance proves important.

For times less-repeated Activities of Daily Living ( getting up and down from a chair or toilet) , training for muscular strength proves important

Active Aging Mode Balance Training (Neuromuscular Activities)F: 2-3 days per week (preferably every day)

I: To a level that challenges one’s balance without continued loss of form and alignment

T: 5-10 minutes or time to complete 1-3 sets of 8-10 balance exercises

T: Static and Active/Rhythmic/Dynamic movements

 

Active Aging Strength Training

F: 2-3 days per week

I: To the point of mild fatigue typically in 10-15 reps

T: 20-45 minutes or time to complete 1-3 sets of one exercise for each major muscle group with bodyweight and equipment variety

T: Progressive static and dynamic forms of resistance training; many arthritic individuals will prefer an active/rhythmic approach; hypertensives should limit their isometric positions

Active Aging Mode Flexibility Training

F: Minimum of 2-3 days per week (preferably every day)

I: Edge of discomfort, holding each static stretch for 10-60 seconds

T: 10-20 minutes or time to complete 1-3 sets of one stretch for each major muscle group

T: Static and dynamic (slow movement) forms of stretching; many arthritic individuals will prefer an active/rhythmic

approach; Persons with high blood pressure should limit their isometric positions

 

 

Benefits of a Sober Life

benefits of a sober life

Do benefits of a sober life exist? Yes! The list is endless.

Have you ever felt anxious before getting a drink or after drinking? Unfortunately, alcohol anxiety is very common and we all know about nasty hang overs.  So since we all know the consequences of drinking alcohol, here are just seven benefits of a sober life. Continue reading

Hidden Texas Gems: Galveston “Island Time” Edition

What do you get when you mix laid-back beach culture and southern hospitality?

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Dogs family love happiness

Dogs in a family gush with love spreading happiness to everyone in the house

Dogs in a family gush with love,  spreading happiness in the home by exuding  unconditional love toward all the family members.  The family golden retriever welcomes father home after a hard day’s work with a wink of her eye. Kids come home from school and are greeted by the family canine who gallops to the door with tail wagging and tongue hanging; ready to give the child a wet dog.

Dogs family love happiness

The family Chihuahua

Mom comes home from work or shopping to prepare a meal and the family Chihuahua silently waits on the kitchen floor for a chance  to catch the crumbs mom drops. Brooms and dust pans are obsolete with the Mexican breed dog lurking in the abyss.

Sound like a perfect family? It isn’t, but the tribe is much happier because of the family dog that is  in their lives. The animal is gushing unconditional love that comforts everyone. This fury friend is like a cheer leader, lifting peoples spirits regardless of their day’s circumstances.

Dogs that infuse the most love and happiness into the family are golden retrievers.

Any family that has had a dog that is a golden retriever knows about the love and happiness they bring. It’s hard to find a more majestic animal that loves people more than a golden retriever. When you walk the golden on a leash people stop in their tracks and want to pet them. A male college student ends up being the  most popular with his classmates of the opposite or same-sex  just by using the four-legged friend as bait.

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How Companies Can Reach Generation X

A generation born into the realm of high-degree celebrity scandals and immediate access to information is uninterested in today’s digital marketing tactics. Witty headlines no longer bait the younger crowd, referred to as Generation X. A provocative image no longer turns heads. The competition for companies to reach Generation X remains fierce. How do we tap into these minds? Continue reading

oak cliff bartender dan

Oak Cliff bartender Dan: Barbara’s Pavillion profile

Barbara’s Pavillion patrons know Dan. For the last 10 years Oak Cliff bartender Dan has poured drinks and heard stories.

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Class #5, Wk #6, 6/19/17

This week we dive into the assessment of the social media sophistication of any organization, large or small. And we will discuss what management wants from us.

As always, we will talk blogs and keywords as well.

5.0-Digital-Assessment

5.1-Digital-ROI

 

Model wearing a concho belt with native American Indian feather sold at Dallas Market Center

What’s New at Dallas Market Center

Barbosa jewelry launched its new showroom at Dallas Market Center with new lines for wholesale buyers. This includes hand-tooled Long Rope handbags, Royal Palm Fedora hats and new jewelry designs by Felipe Barbosa.

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magnolias sous le pont coffee shop counter

Try One of These 10 Local Coffee Shops in Dallas

10 Local Coffee Shops in Dallas to Try

After a Saturday morning workout, one of my favorite things to do is stop by a local coffee shop and savor a cold brew or almond milk latte. Visiting my favorite local coffee shop in Dallas is a relaxing indulgence and a quiet place to get work done. Continue reading

Senior Cognitive Training

Senior Cognitive Training focuses on the Brain University  program provided by Masterpiece Living.  The initial Course in the Brain University Virtual Course consists of an 8-unit                     virtual course.  Neurobics+provides more in depth in an 11-unit program taught in the local community.

Fathers grasp families leadership

Fathers grasp families leadership

Fathers grasp  families leadership but they’re also saddled with a boat load  of responsibility. They march through  the battle field of life leading their troops while educating them on right from wrong. They construct a hedge of protection around their family. They provide for them. There are things fathers can do to triumph as head of the family.

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Increase your physical activity to the limit and you won’t want to drink again

increase your physical activity

Increase your physical activity and feel awesome.

Since you made the commitment to stay sober, what will you do with this new found time and money? An option is, consider picking up a new hobby that will increase your physical activity.

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Dallas-Dijon Twinning: Learn about the Fraternity of Knights of the Tastevin and the Ban Bourguignon

The creation of the Dallas Chapter of the Fraternity of Knights of the Tastevin marks another highlight of the Dallas-Dijon twinning. This Fall, Dallas celebrates the 60th anniversary of its Knights of Tastevin chapter. An anniversary to honor with a traditional must have Ban Bourguignon. Get ready to pour some Burgundy wines!

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Runners compte in Jalapeno Half while summer running in Texas

Summer Running in Texas Calls for Sweating Early and Often

Did you get in some miles during the sauna-like heat last week? If so, congratulations! You you have what it takes for summer running in Texas. So why not put your fortitude to the test by signing up for a race?

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Addison Texas Is a Pet’s Paradise

On any given day in Addison Texas, hundreds of pets, mostly dogs, and their owners meander the sidewalks, parks and entertainment spaces. With 12 Dog Parks and a restaurant that serves pets from a Dog Menu, Addison Texas is a pet’s paradise. Addison equips each park with pet waste bags. Some have fountains designed to quench doggie thirst. Due to manicured green space at all parks, puppy toes stay safe and comfortable. In the evening dog friends, with their humans, meet in their favorite parks. They play, relax, or show off their doggie skills, or lack thereof.  Continue reading