Health & Wellness: To Vape or Not to Vape?

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To Vape or Not to Vape? By Beverly Calero Limitless options for consumers drive today’s market. It seems as though there is a new product introduced every day in order to entice customers and to ensure that they keep coming back. One market that is currently being reinvented is the cigarette and tobacco industry. Two [...]

MAIN COURSE: HEARTY VEGETABLE SOUP

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Hearty Vegetable Soup Courtesy of Chef Arturo Vargas Sometimes it’s good to just get back to the basics. Whether you’re fighting off the latest strain of the flu, or thawing out from the Polar Vortex, an easy, delicious vegetable soup is something that every Wiles woman should know how to whip up.     Follow [...]

HEALTHY HOLIDAY EATING

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By Beverly Calero The holidays are a time of celebration where the family gathers and it’s also the time where food becomes plenty. It’s never easy to fight off temptation during the holidays with so many special dishes around and the all-time notion that “It only comes around once a year!” So with so many [...]

AWARENESS: WORLD AIDS DAY

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Each December first, the world recognizes World AIDS Day – a day to remember and support friends and family living with HIV/AIDS. Nearly 40 years after cases first emerged, HIV/AIDS is still one of the significant public health issues in the world. It is imperative for everyone – regardless of race or creed – to know [...]

Down Time: Thanksgiving Pilgrim Style

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Looking for last-minute ideas for Thanksgiving? Why not celebrate pilgrim style! Just a quick jaunt from Boston Logan Airport, Plymouth,MA is the site where, according to the history books, the first Thanksgiving feast was observed.  Known as “America’s Hometown,” Plymouth was founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims – the passengers of the famous ship the Mayflower – [...]

Tips for a Stress-free Holiday Season

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ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY SEASON By Beverly Calero   You’ve got your list, but have you really checked it twice?  No, we don’t mean your shopping list. We mean your list of essential tips to ensure that this will be your most stress-free holiday season, ever! Holiday shopping and holiday cooking and holiday [...]

Health & Wellness: Fall Into Tea

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FALL INTO TEA By Beverly Calero It’s that time of year, again: grab the scarves, sweaters, mittens and mufflers. The days are getting shorter and the nights are growing colder. As we search our grocery store aisles for hot chocolate and pumpkin anything to keep us warm, it’s easy to reach for calore-laden comfort drinks as [...]