Month: September 2016

22 Perfect Makeup Looks for Fall: Starring Jennifer Lopez

With fall, many of my neon nail polished get neglected for mauves and charcoals. The change of season calls for new inspiration that only a statuesque pop icon with longevity and talent can give us. I've been following JLo since the beginning, all the way back to when she was married to a waiter at Lario's Restaurant on Miami Beach. It seems that with time and experience, Jennifer Lopez becomes more and more beautiful. Her cheekbones become more pronounced as her wisdom grows.

Throughout autumn, my neon nail polish gets neglected and replaced by “fall colors.” The change of season calls for new inspiration that only a statuesque pop icon with longevity and talent can give us. I’ve been following JLo since the beginning, all the way back to when she was married to a waiter at Lario’s …

Secretary Clinton Made History and Nobody Cares

Secretary Hillary Clinton is the first woman to speak in this field at this level. Last night, a woman in America demonstrated extreme and tangible success in her political, public and professional career. Regardless, the truth is Clinton annoys a lot of people with her wishy washy certainties and disconnected stare. (Although-- her shimmy shimmy "Woo!" was a likeable moment)

Of course I watched the debate last night. There was a lot of blue and one lady in red. From the perspective of a visual artist, that bold isolated red grabs a viewer’s attention quickly. Separating the two candidates from their political personas exposes them for what they are, a man and a woman. Last …

18 Ways To Wear Boots This Fall: Spotlight on Sienna Miller

Nobody wears boots more beautifully than the stylish superstar, Sienna Miller. Miller is known for both her successful acting career and her fashion sense. She's a long time favorite of designers and fashionistas.

Nobody wears boots more beautifully than the stylish superstar, Sienna Miller. Miller is known for both her successful acting career and her fashion sense. She’s a long time favorite of designers and fashionistas. Whether Miller is out to rock n roll or window shop, she always looks admirably interesting. Her uncanny ability to wear boots …

8 Easy & Fun Weight Loss Hacks

Obsessing over weight loss can backfire, either physically, with the inevitable binge eating or mentally, by adding to stressful thinking. It shouldn't consume your mind. Perhaps it's time we modify our social views on fitness in order to appeal to more people (I mean, we're not all Olympic athletes that may benefit from extreme fitness thinking). Counter to common "fitspo" (aka fitness inspiration imagery) phrases, losing weight does not have to be painful in order to be effective.

Sweating, suffering, calculating, punishing are all anxiety ridden words we associate with the process of “losing weight.” Phrases like “the pain is worth the gain” or “you don’t get the a$$ you want by sitting on it” are intimidating and confusing, implying that exercise or weight loss is only for the toughest. This popular attitude …

7 Ways to Turn Your Home into a Tropical Oasis

There's a fine line between tropical and tacky home decor. Too much tropical in a home can turn it into a jungle or funhouse, leaving no room for zen or feng. However, if you add just enough tropical to your home or to a particular room, it can turn into your own private paradise.

There’s a fine line between tropical and tacky home decor. Too much tropical in a home can turn it into a jungle or funhouse, leaving no room for zen or feng. However, if you add just enough tropical to your home or to a particular room, it can turn into your own private paradise. 7 …

Simone Biles is ADHD and Proud

When Russian hackers broke into Simone Biles' medical records and found something with the word "meth" in it, I'm sure they thought they hit the jackpot. However, they were way off; in fact, their hacking completely backfired. As it turns out, this "meth" is actually methylphenidate, generally known as the med, Ritalin.

When Russian hackers broke into Simone Biles’ medical records and found something with the word “meth” in it, I’m sure they thought they hit the jackpot. However, they were way off; in fact, their hacking completely backfired. As it turns out, this “meth” is actually methylphenidate, generally known as the med, Ritalin. Embed from Getty …

Cubans Continue to Flee Despite Improved U.S. Diplomatic Relations

Despite the recent political pleasantries exchanged between Cuba and the US, such as President Obama's visit to the island and the recent availability of commercial flights between the two nations, Cuban citizens continue to flee the island. And no, not on direct commercial flights to the US, but by way of other nations like Ecuador, Mexico and Canada or, more disturbingly, by way of exploitive smugglers, rafts and rickety boats.

Despite the recent political pleasantries exchanged between Cuba and the US, such as President Obama’s visit to the island and the recent availability of commercial flights between the two nations, Cuban citizens continue to flee the island. And no, not on direct commercial flights to the US, but by way of other nations like Ecuador, …

DIY Indoor Gardening Tool Kit

DIY Indoor Gardening Tool Kit: Bits of soil get everywhere when I use my regular trowel and fork. Moving soil around from pot to pot is a disaster. Watering them proved to be more difficult than I thought. A splash here and there is no big deal outdoors, but inside, my watering technique had to evolve. Due to all the complications my outdoor gardening tools brought to my indoor gardening, I was forced to improvise. To my delight, all the tools I needed for an efficient indoor gardening experience were already at home.

Today, there seems to be urban farmers sprouting up everywhere who are growing more than a few houseplants; urban farming is a rising trend. However, just as important as urban farming is an individual’s collection of indoor kitchen herbs, flower pots and carrots. Each plant grown in any apartment brings the health and wealth of nature to …

A Brief History of Urban Gardening and Farming

The urban gardening movement is rooted in European history, particularly in the "allotment gardens" given to Europeans living in close proximity. These gardens served as a food supply source, especially during shortages

What do rooftops in Paris, abandoned lots in Detroit, schools in San Francisco and hotels on Miami Beach all have in common? Urban gardens. These cities have managed to encourage active citizen motivated and small community driven solutions via urban gardening and urban agriculture. The urban gardening movement is rooted in European history, particularly in …

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