Thursday, March 21, 2013

2013 Color of the Year

Trend Alert: Emerald Green 
“Each year Pantone, the color guru’s of America for the past 50 years, alongside style experts and fashion influencers decide what color should be trending across the globe. This collection of psycho-sociological color musings from the experts will literally determine what color Tom Ford gown Beyonce wears to the Oscars. Last year it was Tangerine Tango, the year before that…Honeysuckle, and before that it was Turquoise. This year, Pantone’s color of the year for 2013 is Emerald.” (Alexander, December 12, 2012)

I couldn’t be any happier. Green –  known to be the color of growth, harmony, and balance –  is my favorite color. As you can see in the image above I love green so much so that my bedroom walls are painted in a bold shade of it. While, I do not tend to follow the trends, I will be following this one. What about you?  

Are you rocking this trend? 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Habemus Papam

History In The Making  
Today, after a fast conclave, the Catholic church has elected a new sheperd - the 266th pontiff - following the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.  The Roman Catholic cardinals elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio (seen above) of Buenos Aires, Argentina as Pope Francis I to lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. While, I am not Catholic, I share in their joy and hope for the future. Congratulations and Deus benedixerim!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Calories Are...

"It's math not magic! 17 gummy bears (which can be eaten in 20 seconds – we scientifically tested this last night) = 140 calories! By definition a calorie is 'the energy it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius.' The important word to take away from this definition is ENERGY. Calories are ENERGY that fuel our bodies; much like gasoline fuels our cars. It takes an excess of 3500 calories to gain 1 lb. of fat. To lose weight you need to use/burn more calories then you consume.

How many calories do I need to maintain my weight? For sedentary people: Weight x 14 = estimated cal/day. For people who are moderately active: Weight x 17 = estimated cal/day. For active people: Weight x 20 = estimated cal/day. To achieve a weight loss of 1 pound per week, you need to take the above number that you arrived at and subtract 500. Now, put down the gummy bears, pull out the calculator and find your number. Knowledge is power!" (HBWG)

Saturday, March 2, 2013


“In this world there is no force equal to
 the strength of a woman determined to rise” 

-W.E.B. Dubois
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