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    Daddy Yankee Aids Puerto Rico

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Daddy Yankee to raise $1.5 million for Habitat for Humanity’s hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico In response to the tragic devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico native, rapper, producer and “Despacito” singer Daddy Yankee has pledged a personal donation of $250,000 and to raise an additional $1.5 million toward Habitat for Humanity’s plans to help Puerto Ricans repair and [...]

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    Homelessness Escape Room

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    Former Homeless Man Helps Build Escape Room to Share Story, Inspire Action, Enhance Understanding A ground-breaking Escape Room is set to be unveiled in Metro Vancouver, allowing the public to encounter homelessness in a radical new way. The room, called Encounter, was partly conceived, designed, constructed, and engineered by formerly homeless Canadians who want the public to understand [...]

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    Breast Cancer Awareness

    Sunday, October 1, 2017

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know and How You Can Help Thanks to earlier detection –through screening and increased awareness— and better treatments, a woman’s risk of dying of breast dropped 38 percent between the late 1980s and 2014, translating into 297,300 fewer breast cancer deaths during that time. However, [...]

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Apr
2

EVOLUTION OF THE PARTY DRESS

20TH CENTURY STYLE: PARTY DRESSES By Kasie Le Nguyen Centuries ago, lest you were royalty, it would have been impossible for you to have multiple wardrobes – let alone several pieces for just special occasions. As we entered into the 20th century, however, social mobility gave rise to a new definition of consumerism. Mass production [...]

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Apr
2

THE REBIRTH OF FUR

The Rebirth of Fur By Camille Sarabia Perhaps one of the best-known images of Marilyn Monroe is of her with her coiffed platinum blonde hair, red lips, dazzling smile and her signature beauty mark as her body is wrapped in nothing but a white fur coat and long white gloves. It was 1960’s, and every [...]

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Mar
17

Spring Flings!

Spring is in full swing – but is your wardrobe ready for the season of luncheons, brunches, weddings and more? If not, please join WILES MAGAZINE and ANN TAYLOR for “Spring Flings: A Dress for Success Style Event!” featuring refreshments, mimosas and a brief runway show featuring our Editor-in-Chief’s top selections from the new ANN [...]

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Jul
10

PURSE STRINGS: MAKING MUSIC

MAKING MUSIC WITH MIKE ELIZONDO By Teryl Warren You’ve seen the super stars in concerts and on award shows, but how much do you know about the people behind the scenes who help them get to the top of the charts? From musicians to songwriters and sound engineers, it takes a team of talented artists to [...]

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Jul
9

WORLD VIEW: FEMALE DALAI LAMA?

Dalai Lama Successor… Could  Be a Woman? By Rashida Wallace The dinner menu from a political fundraiser in Sydney, Australia recently went viral after many discovered the name of one of the entrées was the “Julia Gillard Kentucky Fried Quail: small breasts, huge thighs, and a big red box.” It seems that this menu item [...]

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Jul
9

WOMEN,SPORTS & SOCIETY

            WOMEN, SPORTS & SOCIETY: A LOOK AT ESPN FILMS’ SERIES NINE FOR XI By Teryl Warren In 1972, then-President Richard Nixon signed Title IX – a law that barred gender discrimination in all aspects of education in schools that receive federal aid – and, in the process, greatly expanded athletic opportunities for women. In [...]

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Jun
24

WILES TUNES: CLASSIC CROONERS

By Drew Dorsey   Their songs make us swoon and are the soundtrack for our first kisses, walks down the aisle and post break-up wallowing sessions. Classic crooners sweetly interpret a ballad’s beautiful poetic lyrics and melody into more than just a song.  Their voices create moments that are simply ripe for romance.   This [...]