Main Course – May

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Pure Egg-stacy By Chef Arturo Vargas   There’s nothing like starting off your day with a wonderful meal.  One of my favorite memories from my childhood in Mexico is waking up to the aromas of the flavorful foods that my mother and grandmother were whipping up in the kitchen. “Huevos Rancheros” is traditional Mexican fare [...]

Downtime – May

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Tea for Two By Francesca Merced   I remember an episode from the hit HBO series The Sopranos where mama “Carmela” and daughter “Meadow” argued over going to tea at the Ritz Carlton in the City. The bratty “Meadow” thought that going to tea was “lame;” and a visibly hurt “Carmela” was disappointed that her [...]

Perspective

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When Mom Needs a Mother By Teryl Warren   You’ve seen her. She’s that young lady picking up a myriad of prescriptions at the local pharmacy. Sometimes you’ll find her multitasking – typing furiously on her laptop as she sits in a doctor’s waiting room. And if you look closely, you may find her at [...]

Mr. Right – May

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In nightclubs, cafes and hotspots all over the world tonight, heterosexual single girls will embark on yet another quest in search of their “Mr. Right.”  In most cases, they’ll know exactly which hangout to find him at.  But the real question is:  will they actually know him when they see him? We think we’ve got [...]

Art History

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Exploring Memory, Science and the Art of Family Folklore By John Nathan It started with a DNA test.  Perhaps it was their artists’ curiosity that made them do it.  Or, as the descendants of African slaves, maybe their keen understanding of the loss of history is what set them on this journey to self-discovery.  Whatever [...]

Health & Wellness – May

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This article was originally published by HLife Media in April 2010, yet even now, as they prepare to re-position their brand a year later, the concepts and concerns they raise here are as topical and critical as they’ve ever been.  So as we celebrate Mother (Earth) Day, take a moment to read these excerpts and [...]

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR – APRIL

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[three_fourth] When researching a name for our new publication, my team and I considered many options that we felt would speak to the attributes we wanted this transmedia entity to possess. “Classy,” “sexy,” “smart,” and “relevant,” were terms that all came to mind. Yet, when it came to finally settling on a name, there was [...]

Cover Story: Nadine Velazquez

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Hi, I’m Nadine By Teryl Warren We’d been trying to make this interview happen for weeks, but life and work seemed to always get in the way. One week, she’s jetting off to shoot the new “Charlie’s Angels” pilot in Miami, the next week I’m swamped with screenwriting deadlines and editing projects for Wiles. We [...]

World View – April

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The New Non-Violence: How Young Egyptian Women Spawned Revolution Through Social Media By Hisham Jabi     As the researcher on youth empowerment for Management Systems International – a government contractor specializing in international development – I was asked to travel to Egypt and interview young Egyptians to better understand the circumstances of the revolution. When [...]

Tribute – April

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Tribute To Elizabeth Taylor By Teryl Warren   It’s really no surprise that Elizabeth Taylor became a Hollywood legend. From the beginning, she lived a life that was absolutely made for pictures. Born on February 27, 1932 in England to American parents, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor would spend more than 65 of her 79 years in [...]