COVER STORY: LISA LING

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 By Teryl Warren As host of the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s docu-series “Our America,” veteran journalist Lisa Ling explores the good, the bad and the provocative sides of life in communities throughout the United States and encourages us to, well, own it. “No pun intended,” she laughed, at the obvious tie we made between “own” [...]

SALUTE TO INDEPENDENTS!

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Ask any executive at a major record label and they’ll tell you: technology has completely changed the music business forever. Now, more than ever, talented artists are able to create, distribute and promote their original music outside of the traditional industry machine. And while this new accessibility of music has received mixed reviews from music [...]

Designer Spotlight: Alexis Bellino’s Alexis by Tal Sheyn

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Fans of reality television will recognize the statuesque Alexis Bellino from her role on the Bravo series “Real Housewives of Orange County.”  Fans may also recognize the designs from her clothing line Alexis by Tal Sheyn, as she regularly models her creations on the show. Alexis and her designing partner Tal Sheyn recently turned heads [...]

MR. RIGHT: LADAINIAN TOMLINSON

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On June 18, future NFL Hall of Fame running back Ladainian Tomlinson came home and retired as a San Diego Charger after an 11-year career. “It wasn’t because I didn’t want to play anymore,” he said, “It was simply time to move on.” Often referred to by his initials “L.T.,” Tomlinson leaves the game as [...]

HEALTH & WELLNESS

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5 TIPS FOR WORKING OUT ON YOUR OWN We’ve all heard that having a workout buddy can help motivate and keep us on track. But what do you do when your buddy isn’t available? If the buddy system isn’t working for your work out, have no fear! Tap into the power you have inside to [...]

G.O.A.T. THE GREATEST MULTI-SPORT ATHLETE OF ALL TIME

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By Marc Alexander Later this month, the Summer Olympic Games will showcase athletes from the four corners of the world as they converge on London to compete for fame, fortune, and precious medals. Without question, the swimmers, gymnasts, volleyball players and other performers at the games are considered the best of the best in their [...]

World View: Obamacare Readers’ Poll

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Main Course

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MEXICAN CACTUS SALAD AND HUMMUS When it’s hot outside, there’s nothing more refreshing than a cool, filling salad to satisfy your appetite!  Cactus salad is a popular dish in Mexico that is not only tasty, but it is also healthy as it is high in fiber and rich with antioxidants.  Paired with fresh hummus and [...]

DOWNTIME: TUCSON, ARIZONA

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By Francesca Merced July may be one of the warmest months of the year, but if you’re looking for the perfect single girl’s getaway to enjoy alone, a trip to scorching hot Tucson, Arizona may be right up your alley. During the summer months, the temperature in Arizona’s second-largest city can soar to well over [...]

PURSE STRINGS: TRIPTROTTING, INC.

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Have you ever gone on a trip and wished you had a best friend or personal tour guide to show you around town?  Well, when you prepare to plan your next getaway, you may want to include Triptrotting, Inc. in the process. Triptrotting, Inc. connects travelers with locals at their destination to personalize and enhance [...]