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02.11.2015
Pamela Morgan of Flirting with Flavors shares a delicious recipe that’s perfect for Passover dinner. When we flip the calendar from 2015 to 2016, I will be celebrating 10 years in business as a “Diet Coach”.
It is important that I note, my preference is to see my clients eat “real food” and have half their plate filled with veggies.
They sell these at most every grocery store and also at Costco where they are cheaper and bigger!   Making a chicken at home is always preferred so there isn’t as much salt added. I will preface this by saying I am not a big fan of having bars but I realize they are a necessary evil. When going to a sporting event, movie or theatre, these are a great treat to carry with you.
These are only 16 calories per cookie and they are not too sweet so you will be able to control the portions more easily.
No doubt there are products that I failed to mention or you might have some that you love that did not make this list. Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs, and the company is committed to keeping music free. Clift leads Spotify’s strategy for global partnerships, brand partnerships, revenue expansion, as well as industry and agency marketing. Spotify is a commercial music streaming service launched in 2008 providing digital rights management-restricted  content from record labels like Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.
It’s not just the availability of vast collections of music that Spotify users can access for free, which makes this system unique, Clift said.
Deborah Jackson, Founder and CEO of Plum Alley speaks to the female small business owner and explains how to get your idea off the ground in today’s marketplace. Jackson explains how Plum Alley allows the new business owner to test market products through pre-orders.
Jackson discusses the different stages of raising capital for your business by starting small by asking friends and family and then gradually moving into asking venture capitalists.
Understanding the struggles that women have getting funding from men for products that only women will use was the reason Jackson started Plum Alley.
Roberts, COO of Colgin Cellars and former estate director of BOND Estates, encourages wine drinkers to build knowledge over time to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Roberts says the Napa Valley, in the midst of an artisanal wine renaissance, is no longer about big brand names selling multiregional blends. Did you know there are 26 drugs that help men with their sexual function, and up until this past August, there were none for women!
Addyi is a non-hormonal pill that works to restore balance to key chemicals in the brain involved in the sexual desire response in women. World-renowned fashion designer Kenneth Cole has been involved with the Sundance Film Festival for years, and has always wanted to evolve his brand through this very social experience in Park City. The  Kenneth Cole jackets have become jackets of distinction – Sundance volunteers are easily identifiable in the hustle and bustle of Park City during the film festival and are recognized for their hard work. To stay on top of the contributions from other experts on the site: Sign Up for genConnect.
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A fresh New Year is here and, with it, comes the annual ritual of revving up our personal care, health and wellness routines. Start the New Year off right by putting your best face forward courtesy of the Skin Perfecter by Le Mieux. Often, taking off your makeup can be a messy and cumbersome process that can undermine your skin’s health—especially around the delicate eye area where even the most sophisticated gadgetry isn’t an option. Speaking of delicate skin, ladies often lament that sAfter seeing too many cases of skin damage resulting from shaving or waxing, Dr. When it comes to hair on the head, a long, thick, voluminous mane has always been associated with vitality and youth. Here’s an interesting way to garner a slimmer midsection in minutes—the premium waist trainer from Amia. For those who prefer their midsection to sport a set of sexy six-pack abs, here’s a sure-fire solution. Whether from an over-zealous workout or another cause, muscle and joint aches and pains are never fun to deal with. Much has been reported about the gluten-free lifestyle, but reality is that one of the hardest parts of starting a gluten-free diet is giving up bread. With the release of Will Smith’s movie “Concussion,” there is much discussion about head and neck injuries for football players—both those who play professionally and recreationally. Even if you've done all your homework on what kind of credit you want, it doesn't necessarily mean that is the kind of credit you'll receive. But armed with this information, how do you know whether a lender will approve your application? The key is to understand not just what makes a good credit score but how creditors use data about you to make a credit decision. Many people don’t pay back their loans, resulting in billions of dollars lost by banks every year. Using a proprietary formula, the lender crunches the data on your application and credit report to make a best guess about your risk level.
But as you think about how lenders look at your application, your credit score is the starting point, not the final word. As you probably know, paying your credit accounts on time, every time is the single most important thing you can do to build good credit. But most lenders don’t just want to see that you’ve made timely payments; they want to see that you’ve been making timely payments for a long time. This can be challenging for younger adults trying to establish credit, as there’s no way to know how long of a credit history a lender requires for approval. A stay-at-home vacation or staycation is for many families, including mine, often the result of lacking: A lack of vacation days and a lack of funds. Lack is a word that isn’t pretty to the ear and if you want to get all onomatopoetic about it, it’s practically the sound of being smacked across the face “Lack!” That was the sensation, too, for me and my wife, the moment our kids were let out of school for the summer. So what do you do when your three school-age children have a lot more free vacation time and even less money than you do? This blog is part of a series that is posted in its entirety on the Barclaycard Travel Community site, in partnership with genConnect. Read this blog in its entirety here. Our value-based benefit approach rewards members who take steps to improve and manage their health.
We’ll now contribute $500 to the Health Incentive Account for employees who complete their Preventive Health Actions—and another $500 when their spouse or domestic partner completes theirs. Premier dentists are considered Out-of-Network for all PPO and PPO plus Premier plans, and are considered In-Network for Premier plans. If a Delta Dental member goes to a Non-contracted dentist, charges are reimbursed at the lesser of the submitted charge OR the fee that satisfies a majority of dentists with the same training and geographical area. Lowered their health risks:  CDHP customers lowered their risk of developing or worsening a chronic condition. Reduced total medical costs:  CDHP medical cost trend was 16 percent lower than traditional plans during the first year. Were more engaged in health improvement: Through proper plan design plan and the use of incentives,  CDHP customers were more likely to have completed a health risk assessment and participated in their health coaching program than those enrolled in a traditional plan. Were more savvy consumers of health care:  CDHP customers enrolled in their pharmacy management program were more likely to choose generic medications and had 14 percent lower pharmacy costs compared to those in a traditional plan.
Preventive health care–including annual physical exams, screenings, and immunizations–is essential to good health. The Affordable Care Act (health care reform) attempts to address this problem by requiring all new group and individual health insurance plans as of September 23, 2010 to pay 100% of the costs for preventive care services ranked A and B by the U.S. If your health plan qualifies, you can take advantage of a wide range of preventive care services to help you avoid illness and improve your health–at no cost to you, so long as you receive these services from a health care provider within your health plan’s network of doctors and hospitals.
You won’t have to pay a copayment at the office visit, and not a penny toward coinsurance or your deductible.
Note: Services marked with an asterisk (*) must be covered with no cost–sharing in plan years starting on or after August 1, 2012. It’s important to keep in mind that while the health plan cannot charge you a copayment, deductible, or coinsurance when the primary purpose of the office visit is the recommended preventive care service and the service is NOT billed separately from the office visit, you may be required to share some of the costs if the preventive service is not the primary purpose of the office visit. This change is due to the addition of atorvastatin, a new generic for the brand name Lipitor, on their covered drug list. This change impacts all of the commercial and individual business in California and New York. Benefit and eligibility information must be provided to eligible participants or be made available at their request. Please remember that failure to follow the rules can be costly.  For example, the fine for failure to file the 5500 report is $1,000 PER DAY. If we may be of any assistance to you or can help you organize a compliance process, please contact Gary Whiddon at (888)474-6627. The new plans were designed to help employers and employees save on health care costs while getting a plan that meets their needs.
Plan sponsors can set their contribution rates on the lowest priced plan, and their employees can “buy up” to different plans if they wish to do so.
IMPORTANT PLAN CHANGES: In addition to introducing new plans, some changes were made to existing plans. As of March 2012, an employer can obtain a new employee’s member ID right in the on-line enrollment tool as soon as the enrollment has been processed.
A pioneer in the creation of tailored networks, Health Net is evolving its Bronze plans and network into Health Net SmartCare. Health Net SmartCare is the health care solution that employers can afford, employees will use, and both will value.
Effective March 1, 2012, Health Net will no longer offer Bronze or Bronze Choice to new groups.
Offered the option to choose any one or more of the new SmartCare plans (six for SBG, five for Large), or any other Health Net group plan. If a group wants to keep their plan design exactly as it is under their Bronze plan, they may do so by pairing those benefits with Health Net’s full HMO or Silver network. Health Net has the Health Net SmartCare broker guide including a crosswalk and plan overviews available to support you and your brokers in client conversations. In conjunction with introducing SmartCare in San Diego (region 7), Health Net is also lowering rates for its PPO Advantage plans.
Health Net is expanding its Salud network with the addition of IPA Hispanic Physicians, which has eight PCPs and 74 specialists. SeeChange Health offers value-based benefit design solutions to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. The PPO plans within the Small Group EmployeeElect Portfolio will see a new business average increase of approximately 3.2%*. Groups with 6 or more enrolling in our BeneFitsplan portfolio will also receive an automatic .90 RAF -There will be no qualifying renewal RAF required on those groups.
On January 3, 2012, the IRS issued additional interim guidance on the W-2 reporting requirement that is part of health care reform.
Additionally, the release indicates that specialty coverage, if included with medical benefits, must be reported. The guidance reaffirms that this is a reporting requirement only and does not impact employees’ taxable wages. 3.Employers may begin to  use social media to reinforce healthy behaviors, such as  losing weight, exercising more and  becoming healthier.
4.In spite of the economic downturn, one-third of employers plan to increase their  spending on wellness programs  in order to reduce overall premium expenditures. Groups with more than 49% of the eligible employees employed outside the state of California are considered non-guaranteed issue in California. Underwriting will approve or decline these groups in accordance with the underwriting guidelines. Throughout the years I have been introduced to a variety of products that have become a part of my repertoire of favorite prepared foods to this day.
And use fruit as their ‘fast food’ but life gets in the way and these products are user-friendly. They come in two sizes, the larger ones are only 70 calories and the small ones are 50 calories.
The flavor and texture is amazing and each slice is only 80 calories with 5 grams of fiber! Instead of indulging in the over-priced, high calorie foods they have at the concession stands, these little treats last a long time and keep your sweet tooth happy for only 60-80 calories each.
They are found in the freezer section at all grocery stores and they are a healthy and delicious treat. Clift and her team develop creative solutions for brands and evangelize the Spotify platform as an innovative resource to connect marketers to their consumers through the power of music.
Free Spotify music streaming is now available on all Android and iOS devices and on desktop computers for unlimited durations. Anyone on a tablet, mobile phone or other device can access any music that music they love.
She realized that getting men to understand the value in products or business geared toward women was hindering females from bringing their products to market. Decline the wine list and opt for a conversation with the restaurant’s wine expert instead, says master sommelier Paul Roberts. The FDA has finally approved the first drug for the most common cause of women’s sexual dysfunction, low or absent sexual desire. The majority of women in the studies who responded to the drug, however, showed an increase in satisfying sexual events (SSEs) of 6-8 per month compared to women on placebo!
AWEARNESS The Kenneth Cole Foundation and the Sundance Institute partnered to create a vignette that celebrates the volunteers; it debuted on Jan. For one, utility companies are encouraged to help consumers tone down the energy use in their homes and conserve energy through new technologies. Saadia’s program creates international benchmarks for issues of equality between men and women so each country can see where they stand, and they can see the progress they have made in closing the gender gap.
Watch another installment of our interview, in which Saadia talks more about the global gender gap, here. In kind, I have compiled this list of worthy wares to assist the throngs who are collectively striving to look and feel great all year through, whether to bolster or refine their current regime or start one anew. This device transcends ordinary cleansing by combining four skin-perfecting treatments into one ultrasonic, handheld beauty tool suitable for all ages and skin types. Blatt was convinced that he could create a product that was superior to existing treatmentsAfter seeing too many cases of skin damage resulting from shaving or waxing, Dr. Unfortunately, as we age our hair loses elasticity, thins and becomes duller with each passing decade. Designed to be worn while working out or concealed under clothing, the corset-like Amia Active Band Waist Trainer uses firm compression to instantly give your midsection a slimmer appearance and enhance the body’s natural hourglass shape.
The Ab Carver Pro will most certainly carve your core and help you get the ripped and sculpted abs you’ve always wanted. Now you can ditch those oral pain-relieving pills and opt for the new Salonpas Pain Relieving Patch to target those areas in need. Indeed, for those who need or choose to lead a gluten-free life, food options—and bread in particular—can be rather limited and can lack in taste and texture. I think everyone would agree that head and neck protection is very important for today’s football player—from youth leagues on up.
Well, because I’ve resumed, after a one-year hiatus, covering the colorful, clamorous and competitive Ad Bowl that goes on inside the Super Bowl. 7 because Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for Madison Avenue as well as for football.
You’re a savvy consumer, so you’ve done your homework: read reviews, compared rewards and interest rates, even checked your credit score.
It bounces around from month to month and it’s satisfying to watch it climb as you manage your credit responsibly. If your credit score falls below a certain threshold, the lender may simply decline your application right off the bat.
A history of timely payments leads to a good credit score and your lender will check for this, too.


To read this blog in its entirety and to find out more about how to improve your credit, click here. He’s a cited authority on personal finance and the unique money issues we face during our first two decades as adults. You stop complaining about what you lack and figure out what to do with your kids all summer. What we soon realize, of course, is that this casual spending adds up and can equal or surpass the cost of a day of vacation or a day at camp (at least for one child). This could impact rates for specific groups whose employees reside in a different rating area than the one in which they work.
That’s a total of $1,000 per couple, up from the $200 per person contribution we make today.
Non-contracted dentist charges are reimbursed at the lesser of the submitted charge OR the fee that satisfies a majority of dentists with the same training and geographical area.
According to the study, when employers fully transitioned to offering only a CDHP option, individuals improved their health risk profile by 10 percent in the first year compared to customers in a traditional plan option.
Over five years, cumulative cost savings averaged $9,700 per employee enrolled in a CDHP compared to employees who remained in a traditional health plan. In addition, CDHP customers used the emergency room at a 13 percent lower rate than individuals enrolled in HMO and PPO plans. Yet many Americans don’t receive the regular preventive care they need, despite the fact that chronic diseases, which are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths among Americans each year and account for 75% of the country’s health care spending–are often preventable.
And remember, preventive services are covered at 100% only when received from health care providers within the health plan’s network.
The insurer said the approach should cut down on some of the priciest forms of medical care, emergency room visits and hospital admissions. SmartCare is built to flex over time with planned expansions for 2012 (and beyond) in geographic coverage, prominent participating provider groups and other resources to match evolving employer and employee needs.
The expansion makes Salud HMO y Mas and Salud Mexico available to groups – both SBG and Large – in parts of Kern county effective March 1, 2012.
SeeChange Health Insurance provides value-based benefit plans to fully insured employer groups in California and is the first to bring this unique approach to small and midsize companies.
In this guidance, the IRS confirms that employers filing fewer than 250 W-2s are not required to report the value of health benefits.
Employers may require that employees pass biometric screenings to receive discounts on their health insurance premiums. More employers may use the services of a health care advisor to teach employees how to make better treatment choices, find quality providers and make better use of their employers’ health management programs, thereby reducing health care costs. Employers filing fewer than 250 Forms W-2 for the preceding calendar year are not required to report the aggregate cost of coverage. The Notice clarifies that the standard for determining whether the cost of coverage under a dental plan or vision plan is included in the aggregate cost is the same standard for determining whether such coverage is an excepted benefit under HIPAA.
The reporting requirement does not apply to the cost of coverage includible in income under Section 105(h) of the Internal Revenue Code, or payments or reimbursements of health insurance premiums for a 2% shareholder-employee of an S corporation that is required to include the premium payments in gross income.
An employer that does not charge a premium for an EAP, wellness program or on-site medical clinic to COBRA-qualifying beneficiaries is not required to include the cost of such coverage in the aggregate reportable cost. The aggregate reportable cost for a calendar year reported on a Form W-2 may be based on the information available to the employer as of December 31 of the calendar year, without regard to any election or notification made or provided in a subsequent calendar year that has a retroactive effect on a previous year’s coverage. The Notice provides employers with various options for reporting the aggregate reportable cost for a payroll period that spans two taxable years.
Employers are required to include the cost of coverage in the aggregate reportable cost on Form W-2 if the employer makes any contribution to the cost of coverage that is excluded from the employee’s income, or if the employee purchases a policy on a pre-tax basis under a cafeteria plan. The aggregate reportable cost is not required to be reported on a Form W-2 furnished by a third-party sick pay provider. This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilt Narratives” substantiates the viability of the sweat equity investment made through labor and cultural contributions by Cotton Pickers and other Plantation Workers. A little bit sweet, a little bit salty, it’s easy to make and sure to be a hit at dinner.
Some are not eaten as often as they were when first introduced, but still sit on my list of favorites. They are easy to make and you can mix up the add-ons to make them different every time and delicious.
They are good when eaten alone but also great to put on top of a baked potato or to put in an egg white omelet.
It is obviously light and very airy and the perfect topping to most anything including your finger. However, in an emergency, I would rather you have one of these bars over driving thru the local fast food joint. If you want to snack on something and you like these, they have a salty taste and very low sodium – go figure!!!
You should seriously pre-bag these into individual servings so you are not tempted to eat the whole bag! They are also very inexpensive usually a package is only 79 cents and they go on sale two for a dollar.
It is not for someone who never had the desire to begin with, and also will not increase it in a woman who has normal desire. And they wanted to have those sexual events, as opposed to doing it just to keep their partner happy. In our interview with Saadia, she stressed the importance of bringing academics, the media, and others together to work on this global challenge.
First, it uses professional-strength ultrasonic waves (28,000 vibrations per second) to gently deep cleans skin and pores of excess oil, makeup residue, and surface impurities.
Blatt was convinced that he could create a product that was superior to existing treatmentshaving or waxing the bikini area can cause problems such as bumps, irritation and ingrown hairs. Fortunately one product, Pura d’or Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Shampoo, strives to help both men and women turn back the clock to give you more youthful-looking hair at any age.
Designed by a former NAVY Seal to promote efficient movement patterns, the Ab Carver Pro provides a quality workout for the core and stabilizer muscles among other areas of the body in mere minutes—one that can be done anywhere! Salonpas, a world leader in over-the-counter topical analgesic pain relief and pain patch technology, recently introduced its new and improved pain patch that that is more flexible, 20% larger and easy to apply.
Fortunately, La Brea Bakery may have solved that problem with its moist and delicious gluten-free sliced sandwich bread that is currently offered in two flavors: multigrain and white. While much has been reported about head injuries, neck injuries in football are also serious business. So, when you apply for credit, the lender wants the answer to one simple question: “What’s the risk that you will not pay us back?
More likely, however, they’ll dig deeper and apply their own methodologies to judge your risk level.
One night when my younger daughter told me she wanted to make pasta, I assumed she meant boiling it from a box.
Cost reductions were achieved without employers shifting out-of-pocket health expenses to their employees. Please note: There are changes to every plan — so it is important for you to review the changes.
SeeChange Health Insurance is now the fastest-growing health plan in the market, as brokers and employers alike are embracing the value-based model. Those who don’t meet the necessary biometric levels would have to enroll in a wellness program and after achieving a healthy body mass index and other biometric numbers, would then be eligible for the discounts. Thus, certain stand-alone dental and vision plans may be exempt from the reporting requirement. For arrangements that are not subject to any federal continuation coverage requirements (such as church plans), the employer is not required to include the cost of such coverage on the Form W-2. However, if the employer provides the opportunity for employees to purchase an independent, non-coordinated fixed indemnity policy and the employee pays the full amount of the premium with after-tax dollars, the cost of coverage provided under that policy is not required to be reported on Form W-2. However, a Form W-2 furnished by the employer to an employee must include the aggregate reportable cost, regardless of whether that Form W-2 includes sick pay, or whether a third-party sick pay provider isfurnishing a separate Form W-2 to report sick pay. The following evening, Friday November 13, the “Cotton Pickers Ball” shall be held at 7:00pm, in da’ House of Khafre, located at 300 Main Street, Indianola.
The best way to take them up a notch is to add a couple tablespoons of cottage cheese to the egg whites and it melts when cooked giving the most amazing flavor. I like sauteing the whole bag and keeping them in the fridge to add to salads or to eat as a side with a meal. The Kind Bars are absolutely delicious and the Quest bars are incredibly filling with 20 grams of protein and 17 grams of fiber! Spotify was developed in 2006 by a team at Spotify AB, in  Stockholk, Sweden; the company was founded by Daniel Ek during a time when piracy was taking over the music industry. Titled “JUST SUNDANCE”, the spot was written by Kenneth Cole Productions and directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg of Break Thru Films. These gentle yet effective skin saviors remove all traces of dirt, grime and makeup, including waterproof mascara, revealing only clean and smooth skin.
Free from the harsh chemicals that are a leading cause of many chronic hair conditions, the gentle and fortified Pura d’or Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Shampoo actually nourishes hair follicles with essential organic nutrients to reverse any damage and begin the healing process.
The company reports that the simultaneous thermal activity boost stimulates increased perspiration in the midsection, reducing water retention and slimming the area in a more targeted way by 1-3 inches. The product’s “kinetic engine” is a carbon steel spring that turbo-charges abdominal and arm workouts, allowing the user to tone arms and abs simultaneously. With three active ingredients, the patch provides temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with arthritis, simple backache, stiff neck, sore shoulders, strains, bruises and sprains.
They’ve raised the bar with breads that have superior taste and hold up to even heavy sandwich builds.
They can vary from the rare catastrophic event, to the much more frequent but less severe neck stinger. If your risk level is in between, the bank might offer you an account at a higher interest rate or a different product. A few minutes later I was surprised to discover her in the kitchen rolling her own pasta dough, a skill she picked up from an hour-long lesson we took together. Essentially, preventive care becomes ‘free’ for the policyholder, greatly increasing the incentive to take advantage of these services. All are encouraged to attend both events in costume attire worn in the cotton fields, such as “overalls and straw hats, etc.”The 1st Annual Historical Narrative Competition enhances this year’s Symposium.
And the bonus is that you are less likely to lick your fingers because the latex does not taste so great. I highly recommend you only eat half if you want a snack since they are 160-200 calories each.
They are so flavorful.   Brownie brittle comes in a variety of flavors and you only need a little bit to be satisfied. Clift said Ek made it his mission to create a vehicle for making all music accessible to all people.
Infused with Vitamin E and extracts of Argan, Coconut and Olive oils, these soft, non-abrasive cloths will drench your skin in the necessary moisture it craves. Biotin strengthens hair strands, niacin increases circulation and the exclusive DHT Blocker Blend promotes healthy hair growth. How dramatic your results are depends on your fitness routine, how frequently you do it, your body type and your lifestyle. The ultra-wide wheel stabilizes movement so the user can easily carve left, right and center to also work the oblique muscles.
These patches are great for those seeking alternatives to systemic pain pills containing acetaminophen, naproxen and ibuprofen. The clean, fresh and classic white bread is soft and light with a thin crust, while the multigrain option has a nutty crust and a soft interior with notes of texture and flavor from flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin Seeds and millet. The following lists outline the preventive care services covered by these rules for adults, women, and children. Mississippi Delta high school seniors and MVSU students will compete for a trophy and gift card provided by Khafre, Inc and Lost Pizza, Company. You can still make egg white omelets the “old school” way by separating your eggs from the shell but this is so much more user-friendly and easy. When I bring it home, while it is still warm, put on your gloves and strip off all of the skin and pitch it.
The music labels in Sweden were willing to give him the licensing needed to make that music accessible via this particular vehicle. Other possible side effects include dizziness and nausea, which are infrequent after being on the drug for a few weeks.
Finally, it infuses nourishment by accelerating the absorption of serums and other skincare treatments to reveal smoother, brighter, better-looking skin.
The package is quite portable, making the cloths a quick and easy pick-me-up when you’re on the go. Blatt, created the clinically proven, dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic line of PrivateRX products to safely cleanse and calm delicate skin after shaving or waxing, help relieve irritation and prevent razor bumps. Their formula also includes argan oil known to heal an array of hair issues as well as B vitamin complex, biotin, nettles extract, saw palmetto, He Shou Wu (Fo-ti) and other clinically proven natural ingredients to help stimulate hair growth.
Moreover, wearing a waist trainer also helps you maintain good posture, making you look taller and leaner. Rubberized, non-slip ergonomic performance grips provide stability control, while high-density foam kneepads ensure comfort and prevent knee calluses.
The Makers of Salonpas brand of topical analgesics want the public to know there are proven alternatives like the Pain Relieving Patch to provide pain management in a safe and effective manner. Known for being an artisanal bread company, SoCal-based La Brea Bakery has applied its masterful baking talents and superior ingredients for a gluten-free line like none other.
Patrick Kerr, an industry renowned neck expert, aims to address this issue with his invention, the Kerr Collar. One of my go-to lazy dinners is to put a dollop of low fat tuna fish salad on each popchip and have a plate full…..
In addition to its four-in-one benefits, I like this tool because it’s extremely easy to use and never requires brushes, cartridges or discs. Keep a pack in your glove compartment and gym bag for a quick and refreshing cleans any time of the day or night. No matter the method of bikini hair removal you choose or the frequency, Private RX products will allow you to maintain supple, comfortable skin in a simple two-step process. The Active Band Waist Trainer is made with a durable latex core for firm, comfortable support.
The package also provides a digital workout—instructional videos and tips on healthy eating to get your ab workout started on the right track! Having undergone extensive research and testing at Virginia Tech Center for Injury Biomechanics and with Division 1 Football programs around the country, this revolutionary technology provides better protection for players. All projects must be delivered to the MVSU Social Sciences office “T” by 5:00pm November 5th, (or call organizers to arrange for pick up). The company’s PrivateRX Cooling Pads are soft-beaded cotton pads that gently exfoliates dry or dead skin cells to help free ingrown hair. This and all of the proprietary organic Pura d’or formulas combine science and nature to help solve problems like thinning hair, hair loss and dandruff. It features a cotton inner lining, hook-and-eye closures, flexi-boning and firm compression. The low profile design creates a natural fit into shoulder pads that protects the exposed cervical spine area. In clinical studies performed over two weeks, the company reports that 100% of participants showed an immediate improvement in skin exfoliation, and that the majority saw improvements in skin appearance (84%), brightness (80%), radiance and luminosity (69%), texture and smoothness (65%), fine lines and wrinkles (50%). After using the pads and after shaving and waxing, apply PrivateRX Soothing Serum to deliver and lock in concentrated moisture. Overall, it reduces some of the forces generated during a collision and provides critical protection, all without hindering player performance.
It’s no wonder the Kerr Collar is reportedly currently being used by many NFL, college, and youth football programs.
Professor, Public Policy, MVSU; Dr Alpha Diarra, National Cotton Spokesman of Mali, West Africa. Local storyteller Helen Sims will pay tribute to “the Spirit of Mama Lula.” Hollandale folk artist Dorothy Hoskins will showcase recent multi-media work on Cotton Pickin’ and Sharecropping in the American South. The University is driven by its commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, service, and research--a commitment resulting in a learner-centered environment that prepares critical thinkers, exceptional communicators, and service-oriented, engaged, and productive citizens. MVSU is fundamentally committed to positively affecting the quality of life and creating extraordinary educational opportunities for the Mississippi Delta and beyond. KHAFRE, Inc.


Honoring the legacy of  “grandmamma-nem” in a university setting gives artistic and academic license to the pursuit of gaining more scholarship and international acceptance, of the contributions and sweat equity made by the people who picked cotton throughout the American South,” said Professor C.Sade Turnipseed, Executive Director of Khafre, Inc.
As part of Khafre, Inc’s historic preservation efforts, a permanent marker will be placed on the MVSU campus in honor of cotton pickers from the Mississippi Delta, and those who worked the repurposed cotton plantation for higher learning, MVSU.The Symposium is free admission. Khafre, Inc is all about building monumental programs that allow reflection, reconnection, and renewal. This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilt Narratives” will stimulate a day of discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values. The agency and resistance of these narratives will also reflect on the subtle and continuing impact of cotton on life in the Delta and throughout the South.
The one-day event concludes with a good old fashion “black-tie” (or period-piece costume) “Cotton-Pickers’ Ball and Ancestral Celebration” at da’ House of Khafre located at 300 Main St.
Julianne Malveaux; and, introduction by award-winning poet Chinaka Hodge the volume offers a balanced view of what our children face day-to-day, on the streets of America. Over two hundred years ago, the Akan Nation (West Africa) established the Adinkra Symbols to visually communicate a system of living for African people to observe and learn.
Amazingly, just as with other inspired and spiritual writings, drawings, etc., the symbols are beautiful design concepts with meanings still relevant today. They bring clarity and resolve to the question, “What do we (the village) have to do to show support and love for each other and ultimately save ourselves and one another?” The experiences of today’s youth culture demonstrate a fundamental disconnect, to most people of previous generations.
The young writers selected for this publication masterfully describe the challenge in dealing with today’s world. Because, it offers tribute to the “original” mother and her instinctual knowing of the spiritual paths that her children (all children) must take to find their way out of harm's way. Revealed, in this collection of writings are a wonderful array of short stories, poems and proverbs that present a familial insight born by the great liberator of liberators, Harriet Tubman! By Writers of the 21st Century is an affiliate of Young Publishers Network (YPN) and Khafre, Inc a 501(c)(3) organization working in the Mississippi Delta to improve the welfare and healthy living environments of children in America and around the world.### Thank You Mr. Born in a cabin on a cotton plantation outside Berclair, Mississippi in 1925, his entire life, much like the lives of so many others from the Mississippi Delta, was spent in service to others. Unfortunately, for most of his contemporaries (colleagues, family of friends) they never received the accolades, appreciation, or respect for their life-long work as cotton-pickers in the American South. David Matthews, MS Congressman Bennie Thompson, MS Senator Thad Cochran, National Parks Director Dr Jon Jarvis, Mr. Theodore Turnipseed, Sr., and millions of others understand the importance of sharing, and erecting a statue and National Park dedicated to the countless field workers of the American South.
Though unrecognized and unappreciated, these people worked from sun up to sun down tilling, planting, chopping, picking and spinning cotton, in the blazing hot sun … This and many other horrifying conditions of the historic Mississippi Delta evoked the music we call “the Blues.”On May 21, 2014, during the last year of his life Mr. King accepted our call to become the “Honorary Chair” of Khafre, Inc, a Mississippi-based 501(3) not-for-profit organization. Maya Angelou as the Honorary Chair of the Cotton Pickers of America and the Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project. The plan is to build a thirty-foot high monument on twenty acres of cotton land along Highway 61, just outside the historic Black town Mound Bayou, MS. This is a historically rare opportunity to transform many lives in the Delta and engage conversations about race and social inequities in America.
Sade Turnipseed is the Executive Director of Khafre, Inc and teaches American History at Mississippi Valley State University, in Itta Bena, the birthplace of Mr. This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilts Narratives” will stimulate a day of discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values. No one has ever “officially” said “thank you” to the people in the American South, who literally tilled the way to the economic greatness for many countries and regions around the world. Somewhere along the way the respect and honor for their hard-earned sweat-equity investment in the wealth of others was lost and buried in the bloodstained, tear-soaked soils of the American South.
Something “monumental,” needs to happen…like a National Park named the “Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center” along the Blues Highway 61.
Once the Monument is installed, the organizers’ plan is to turn it over to the federal government for the protection and honor that only this country can provide. It shall serve as a permanent reminder and ever-present sign of respect for those whose hope for a brighter day wore thin, while working from kin to kain’t (can’t see in the morning to can’t see at night).The world must be reminded of the work ethic held by the people in the South…in most instances it was an honorable legacy … the tragedy is they were never properly compensated, nor thanked. King, (aka: The King of the Blues) will join the effort to build a National Monument in the Mississippi Delta. King understands, as do all members of the Khafre, Inc family, that a healing will come through recognition and a true recounting of the history of cotton and its impact in the South.In September, 2009, Khafre, Inc, based in Indianola, Mississippi, embarked upon a journey designed to thank the sons and daughters of the South who helped, albeit it without accolades, fanfare, or even recognition, build the cotton empire that fueled the American economy for nearly two centuries. The impetus for the project: Cotton Pickers of America and Sharecroppers Interpretative Center (hereafter referred to as the Cotton Pickers Monument Complex) is the need to thank those who toiled in the Delta soil for generations without the pay, appreciation, or the dignity they deserved. The Cotton Pickers Monument Complex would not only help heal wounds that have festered for decades, but would also help to empower the generations of family members who have been negatively impacted by this unfortunate era in American history. This is truly a historic endeavor that has the rare opportunity of actually transforming lives, communities, and the conversations about race in America and throughout the world.           These deeply held convictions of education and empowerment are keys to improving the quality of life for all within the Delta. They have helped to catapult Khafre into numerous projects, which are all connected to the vision and mission of this value-driven and movement-oriented organization that is designed to provide historical, health related, and cultural education and outreach to the communities of the Mississippi Delta. Khafre has already helped young people successfully publish literature, prepare for careers in the television and radio broadcast industry, produce staged events and engage in healthy behaviors through diet and exercise, all with the assistance of grant dollars and strategic partnerships.The crowning work of Khafre remains the Cotton Pickers Monument Complex, a dream, which is coming closer to fruition, day by day, because of the unprecedented support of Mr.
We have also received Congressional acknowledgment and endorsement from United States Congressmen, Bennie Thompson and Danny Davis, official endorsements from United States Senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, and expressed support from Dr John Jarvis, National Parks Director. Carroll Van West and Rebecca Conard from Middle Tennessee State University’s History Department, along with the ongoing partnership with Mississippi Valley State University, has proven a significant benefit to our overall project. We are now ready to raise the $26 million dollars to make the Cotton Pickers Monument complex a reality.
We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming your partnership in the building of this long overdue and much needed monument.It is time!Most sincerely,C. The goal is to obtain as much first-hand information as possible relating to the development of America’s Cotton Kingdom (aka the Delta).In the aftermaths of completing the academic study for a Doctorate in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Professor C. Turnipseed’s theory that perceptions of sharecropping, tenant farming, etc, will be altered in ways that are beneficial to the legacy of the American South when the memory of elders are shared. The monument site is envisioned to become a National Park; and thereby “the place” for memory and community sharing in the Mississippi Delta, for educational, economic development, and international tourism purposes. King and former honorary chair Dr Maya Angelou who are determined to improve the legacy and social-economic status of Mississippi Delta residents. The purpose of the organization is to provide educational, lifestyle and cultural programs, build monuments and memorials to honor, celebrate, and recognize the rich and complex history of the Mississippi Delta and to positively impact the quality of life of those living in the Delta, especially the disproportionately poor African American community. There is no documented official acknowledgment of the people who tilled the path to America’s greatness.
Somewhere along the way buried in the tear-soaked soils of the American South, the respect and honor for their hard-earned investment was lost. The Cotton Pickers of America Monument, Sharecroppers Interpretive Center, and Cotton Kingdom Trail make the case for building a National Park that offers a small token of appreciation for their tireless uncompensated work. Sade Turnipseed is the founder of Khafre, Inc., which has developed the Cotton Pickers of America Monument, the Sharecroppers Interpretive Center, and the Cotton Kingdom Historical Trail, among many other projects. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola and the former cultural arts director for the Mississippi Action for Community Education--MACE (producers of the MS Delta Blues and Heritage Festival) in Greenville. Turnipseed is the recipient of several community service and arts advocacy awards, and she was an independent candidate for mayor of the city of Indianola in 2013. For the past eight years Turnipseed was the host of “Delta Renaissance,” a cultural arts talk show focusing on the arts, education, and political issues in the Mississippi Delta. Winter Building Wednesday, June 18: Former Secretary of State Dick Molpus talks about his experience during the Philadelphia civil rights murders of 1964. Wednesday, July 2: Filmmaker Wilma Mosley-Clopton will show and discuss her new film, "Did Johnny Come Marching Home?" about people of African descent who fought to free themselves in the Civil War. Wednesday, September 25: Author Robert Blade will talk about his book, "Tupelo Man," a biography of George McLean. I whole-heartedly agree with the editor that the African American community has proven to the world an uncanny, though unreciprocated, ability to be forgiving of past deeds of injustice, brutality and cruelty at the voting polls, and socially in their community service groups, churches and everyday lives.
This point should not be lost on the fact that many of those injustices happened here, in Indianola, Mississippi, to some amazingly strong and resilient individuals like Fannie Lou Hamer and all those who came before her. But, I can’t help but wonder why the White community isn’t reciprocating and showing the same confidence and trust in racial relations?As Smith indicates, the incumbent received “between 32 and 37% of the votes in the three wards with large Black majorities, despite going up against two black opponents, with strong followings.
That’s impressive for a white candidate in a city and region with a history of racially divided politics.” I agree. When we examine the voter polls in the wards that are predominately African American, reflected is a general evenness for all candidates, be they Black or White. The same, however, cannot be said about the two wards that reflect the primarily White community. I submit to you the following:In wards I, and II, which are the two wards with the largest white population of voters, we see results that reflect an uncompromising resistance to acceptance and change. With an overall total of 952 votes cast: 732 went to the White candidate and 220 for the two Blacks, combined)…check that! Surely, it cannot be left up to one segment of the community, and not the other.I truly wish Smith had stressed this very critical point, instead of throwing shade on the outcome of a campaign I have yet to wage. And for the record, as a citizen, it is my right to be afforded the opportunity to run a fair and unbiased race for mayor, without subtle suggestions that it is a waste of my time, as inferred in his editorial.
But, then again maybe he knows more than I about how citizens of wards I and II will ultimately vote.
And to also trust that the leaders of this community will look out for their best interest, politically, economically and socially. After all we live in a community that is 84% African American with a poverty rate that is fast approaching 40% and a public school system that is in deplorable condition, both physically and academically, even under the watchful eye of the government, yet there is no outrage…from either the White side, or the Black side of town. And, I have never believed it was necessary to wait until political season to demonstrate my commitment to the people in my community. If, by chance I am truly embraced by all members of all wards of this city, I believe people will witness an amazing transformation in a relatively short period of time.
It’s “almost” like magic…I predict things will begin to unfold in a substantive way like the neighborhoods will brighten, crime decreases and the impoverished mindset disappears.
And I am passionate enough to find the tools to help remedy the concerns that create stagnation and distrust.
Please remember, we are a people who come from a very long tradition of women who made a way out of no way.My overall ambition and hope for this city is to develop a strategic plan that enables a steady stream of culturally enriched projects that insures economic development for the future growth and safety in this city.
So programs that not only engage everyone, but present real opportunities for career enhancements and social activities are critical.
King Museum that I visualized and administered) Thanks Carver Randle, Sr for that wonderful quote.
I just wish he read my bio, or googled me, before publishing doubts about my abilities for success. For the past three years, I have been sitting relatively quietly completing the doctorate in history. Now, I am ready to shake up this town with some bold ideas and ever increasing standards for excellence. I look forward to being a significant force in this community, by helping the White community too recognize the benefits of building relationships that they can trust in leadership positions. We MUST work together to improve our community—by encouraging EVERYONE to clean on our streets, bayou, parks, etc. We have some huge unmet challenges here in Indianola, and how YOU decide to vote On December 10, 2013, is vital to our success. Also, please be sure to come to this year's event in your overalls, or cotton pickin' clothes. The event is the impetus that gave rise to the “Remigration Home from Chicago to Mississippi” cultural movement organized by music promoters Gus Redmond and Robert Terrell. Legendary blues and gospel performers Otis Clay, Syl Johnson and Marshal Thompson (founder and lead singer of the ChiLites); along with promoter Gus Redmond will lead the way back home to Mississippi in an effort to support the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project in the historical Cotton Kingdom AKA the Mississippi Delta.
Though the Ball is a “Black Tie Affair” Overalls or other “cotton pickin” attire are encouraged and expected.“I am so pleased that we have partnered with Khafre to host an event of this magnitude,” said Dr. The discussions and historical presentations will reflect cutting-edge research, innovative practices and foundational values. Additionally, two noted scholars from Mali’s Cotton Manufacturing and Distribution will present via Skype.MVSU participants in the program include Dr. John Jones, interim provost.As part of the celebration, Khafre plans to erect a permanent marker on the site in honor of cotton pickers from the Mississippi Delta and in commemoration of the significance of this historical event. This will be a day of stimulating discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values. The two-day event concludes with a good-old-fashion “black-tie” (or period-piece costume) “Cotton-Pickers’ Ball,” on October 18, 2013.
This year Khafre, Inc in conjunction with Mississippi Valley State University shall organize the USA’s premier interdisciplinary professional meeting on cotton, sharecropping, and its cultural significance.
The deadline is September 6, 2013.Plan to join us in Itta Bena, Mississippi!This is your chance to catch up with old friends and colleagues at The Valley, make important new contacts, discuss the latest in cultural management, stay current with research findings in the historic preservation field, and connect with people who share your core values.
We invite all community-based experts in any field to become a part of the challenge to address issues of: unemployment, entrepreneurship, illiteracy, poor self-esteem, teen pregnancy, obesity, hopelessness, communication skills, journalism and creative writing, etc.
Situated on the bayou waterfront at 103 and 105 Main Street, in historic downtown Indianola, da' House is the place where folks come together in the spirit of unity and love for Mississippi Delta culture, particularly its blues, spirituals and teacakes!
On the historical Wall of Fame are signatures by musicians from Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Norway, Belguim, China, Japan, France, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Mississippi, of course. Beginning Friday, June 1, 2012, at 7 pm, the folks at da' House will be carrying on in grand teacake style, until Sunday June 3rd, around midnight. Celebrating da love that is shared all around the world for da Delta music, art and culture. The 2nd Anniversary Celebration is dedicated to Deltas own David Honeyboy Edward, David Lee Durham, David Thompson and Mississippi Slim. These legendary bluesmen have recently joined the ancestors and will be honored by several local artists and civic leaders: Mickey Rogers, Dr. These artists and many others will perform on da historical Front Porch stage where the legendary bluesman Sam Chatmons music room door is gracefully hinged. The door, the traditional quilts, the African art, the sweet smell of Soul Food and the Delta cotton provide a rural sophistication and ambiance that is reminicient of the culture and folk art once owned and coveted by grandmamma-nem. Indeed, it is "The home for artful giving, music and songs," as Chicago-based Blues promoter Lynn Orman Weiss described da' House on her most recent visit to the Delta. And, since da' House is located at the epicenter of the Cotton Kingdom, visitors can expect that authentic soothing, and often times healing, Mississippi Delta experience to be dosed up in abundantly royal fashion, every time they come to da' House! Co-owners Robert Terrell and C.Sade Turnipseed extend a personal and heartfelt invitation for everyone to come on out to da House and help celebrate two-years of Delta art, music and culture.
She is also the first African-American female president to lead a Mississippi public university. Since assuming her position on January 1, 2009, she has launched The Valley Renaissance, the institutions five-year strategic plan, which is pictorially depicted by the African Adinkra symbol of a Sankofa a bird that flies with his head facingbackwards as he advances forward without getting off track. Grammy-winning blues musician David "Honeyboy" Edwards, believed to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman and whose roots stretched back to blues legend Robert Johnson, died early Monday, Aug. Maya Angelou agreed to graciously lend her name to the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project that is in development, in the Mississippi Delta.
C.Sade Turnipseed, Founder of the Monument project and Executive Director of Khafre, Inc, recently made the announcement in a community meeting held at da House of Khafre, in Indianola. Our teams collective effort honors the sacrifices made by millions of Americans and purposefully gives dignity back to the legacy of those who spent their entire lives working, tirelessly to build this country.Dr. Smith Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, joins a long and growing list of American citizens, who have also expressed the desire to support this project and demonstrate their respect and gratitude to every man, woman and child that picked cotton and were never thanked, nor properly compensated as enslaved workers or as sharecroppers, throughout the American south.The Khafre, Inc team is composed of a governing Board of Directors, a Steering Committee, a Board of Advisors and several political and community leaders that include faculty members from the History Department at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).
The governing Board selected world-renowned monument designer, Ed Dwight, to develop the thirty-foot statue and sculptural park. It offers educational workshops, seminars and conferences for the entire community that celebrate Mississippis culture and its contributions to world history, including music, cuisine, writing, andotherartistic expressions.
Turnipseed is also the host of Delta Renaissance, the number one cultural arts television talk show in the Delta, which airs weekly on WABG-TV, WABG-Radio and Delta Fox-10 television networks.Plans are also underway to incorporate the completed work into the National Parks Services, to insure prosperity and proper maintenance of the Monument. To help the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center be included as part of the National Parks System, please sign the online petition. To have name(s) of family members included in the Monument, download a Legacy Brick application; both petition and application are available on the Khafre, Inc. Sato returns to the Front Porch Stage solo, on Sunday March 6th, at 6pm, to kick off the Cultural Competency workshop series. These are on-going cultural appreciation classes presented for the first time in the Delta, by Khafre, Inc (a Mississippi-based non-profit organization).Sato, who was born and raised in Japan, will introduce to American audiences his interpretation of Mississippi Delta Blues and perform on one of his traditional instruments called a Samisen.




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