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Mixed media artists are enthralled by colors and textures. Since junior high, I’ve always been jazzed by what was possible, taking everyday things and re-purposing them for art. When I was a neophyte artist, I was mad about hue, so I took to exploring chromatics. As I matured, I became more focused on texture. I am a par excellent découper and even peddled a small line of decoupaged candles at one point as a side income. I’m looking to reinvigorate my artistic life, so instead of jaunting to the art supply store, I’m looking to auto parts. My art teacher used to say “Give me the weird.Read Now »
Would it shock you to learn that people experience decreased stressed when they check their emails less often? Well now there is empirical data to support this common sense conclusion. To no one’s surprise, a new study identified that people felt less stressed when they checked emails only three times a day, instead of constantly glancing at their electronic devices.
In fact, the lower stress levels encountered from the frequent email obsession also predicted higher health ratings for folks of all types.
However, as you might guess, modifying email habits proved difficult for many involved in the study.
Did you catch the news? In Southern California, a 13-year old basketball phenom has already given his commitment to a local university where he will not even be eligible to attend for over five years. LaMelo Ball has, like his two older brothers also considered basketball whizzes, has verbally committed to the University of California, Los Angeles. For the appropriately named “Ball” family, the sport of hoops is a household passion. The brothers dribble together on a summer team that's coached by their parents, LaVar and Tina Ball. All three lads are expected to start for their hometown Chino Hills High this season.Read Now »
Patrice Banks, founder of Girls Auto Clinic, is a one-woman crusade who captured our attention as a leader in the automotive industry. Having recently started this movement toward a more gender-neutral automotive industry in 2013, Girls Auto Clinic has begun to garner some national attention and a lot of support in a short amount of time. After giving a wildly successful Ted Talk, Patrice was able to find a handful of team members who shared her passion for everything auto and who wanted to join her on her journey to make women well-versed on this topic.Read Now »
Happy U.S. Coast Guard Day! Founded by Alexander Hamilton as the “Revenue Marine” in 1790, the Coast Guard is the oldest continuously going sea service in the United States, whose original purpose was as the collector of customs duties in the nation's seaports. The modern Coast Guard was formed by a merger of the Revenue Cutter Service and the U.S. Life-Saving Service in 1915, under the U.S. Department of the Treasury. As one of the country's five armed services, the Coast Guard has approximately 42,000 men and women on active duty, 7,900 reservists, 32,000 auxiliarists, and 8,700 full-time civilian employees. In terms of size, the U.S.Read Now »
If you’ve ever journeyed to the grocery store with celerity to buy celeriac or fiddled with fiddleheads in a side dish, you’re a true foodie or training to be on the next season of Chopped. If you’re perusing the produce aisles and sighing when you see the all-too-familiar broccoli, then we have some oddball veggies we’d like to introduce you to: Romanesco—Teach your kids math and Fibonacci sequences with this exotic varietal of cauliflower. Great in stir fry, the spirals on the head of romanesco follow the Fibonacci pattern. Kai-Lan—AKA Chinese Broccoli, it can be a substitute for any recipe you’d normally include broccoli.Read Now »
I haven’t met anyone who would not welcome simple suggestions on how to make their life a bit better. Some initiatives are relatively simple…so we offer six suggestions that you can execute and achieve right now! 1. Better Breakfast, Better Grades
Published new research suggests that consuming a healthy first meal of the day positively contributes to learning. There is a powerful connection between good nutrition and good grades …and the better the breakfast, the better the grades.
For several decades we have all observed the explosion of electronic intelligence. Those who study and earn degrees in technology will be joining an ever expanding segment of job openings. As a result of the every fluctuating electronic information requirements in our fast-changing world, these brilliant minds will almost always be guaranteed a position with a significant salary. Hiring is hot in the tech world, and employers are willing to pay to obtain the high-level talent they want.Read Now »
Give seniors a standing ovation for being more technologically savvy than you may have previously assumed. Every moment, a new swarm of senior citizens are embracing the digital world and attempting to master the skills of electronic communication. The Internet offers many benefits to older Americans, including the ability to better stay in touch with family members, near and far and across generations.Read Now »
We blinked and the summer is nearly over. For most, school is back in session in less than a month. Backpacks, carpools, homework, band rehearsal, soccer practice...I’m already exhausted just thinking about it. So, instead of curling into the fetal position, let’s take the next few weeks and get organized! Walk over to the neighbor’s and arrange the carpool days, automate your grocery shopping by making a weekly lunch schedule (Mondays = turkey sandwiches, Tuesdays = peanut butter sandwiches, etc.), and get everyone in your family on the same page with smartphones and tablets on a Verizon Wireless family plan.Read Now »