Weight Watchers:Points Plus!

30 Jan
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With a new year, comes new responsibilities to improve your lifestyle. This year as any other year I have vowed to floss more, stay organized and most importantly–lose weight and exercise! In order to aid myself in this I have devised a plan for myself that by committing myself to a program and telling my family, peers, and co-workers that I will stay on course. So I decided to sign up for Weight Watchers.

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“Hungry Girl” to the Rescue!

13 Dec

One of my personal favorite sites that I visit frequently is http://www.hungry-girl.com/. This site is incredible! This site offers lower calorie, lower fat version recipes on just about everything we love! In addition, these recipes are simple and involve everyday items we can find at our local grocer. On this site you can find news updates, ask “Hungry Girl” questions, poll, read reviews, and read survival strategies for dining out. Everything you need to jump start a healthy lifestyle!

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Fight Childhood Obesity

13 Dec
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Go Obama! On Monday, Barack Obama our President plans to sign a bill to both help end child hunger and battle childhood obesity. This is a long overdue bill that should be addressed. The “Healthy, Hungry-free Kid’s act of 2010”is intended to improve the quality of food served at schools. This will change food in the cafeteria, a la carte and vending machines.

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Healthy Video games?

11 Dec

Nintendo.comIs that an oxy-moron? Nowadays, not quite! With new video game systems with body motion sensing, we are seeing a huge increase in interactive gaming. This has lead to a huge increase in exercise as well! Hurrah! The Nintendo Wii has created a few lines of video games that have me sweating AND having fun!

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Healthy Lifestyles

11 Dec
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With the holidays right around the corner and all the sweets lingering around every corner, make your Christmas gifts something that will make people feel good about themselves!

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Another Reason to Celebrate the New Year!

11 Dec
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A look at 200 years of health and wealth and how it’s astonishing growth has panned out. Thanks to BBC we can enjoy a visual explanation of our entirely new converging world. This gives us hope that we can all make it to the wealthy corner 🙂 Cheers to a 2011, a new year and outlook on our health, wealth and beauty!

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It’s snowing! Winter is here!

9 Dec

Not really. Well, in places other than San Jose, CA it is. But it is snowing on my blog! I don’t know about you..but I have been freezing my tush off these last two weeks. With colder weather comes a lot of health and beauty issues that need to be addressed!

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Beauty and Brains Podcast

2 Dec
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I have created  a 2.0 ~ 3.0 minute audio podcast with an accompanying script. I have edited and added music audio in Audacity. Then edited it and uploaded it onto YouTube for your listening pleasure. Enjoy! Continue reading

InDesign Project:Beauty and Brains Brochure

2 Dec
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Adobe InDesign project: I used Adobe’s Photoshop and Adobe’s InDesign to create 2-page brochure document with text and graphics. Here it is printed our in PDF: Continue reading

Photoshop Project:Beauty Picture

2 Dec

Using Adobe’s Photoshop to prepare a photo I have cropped, resized, adjusted levels and color balanced) It was saved for the web and Adobe InDesign. After those pictures were produced I applied a filter to the original on Adobe InDesign. Here is the final product:

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