Vallejuelo - cigar review

May 4
Vallejuelo - cigar review
Last year, while attending the Cigars and Guitars event at the Don Cesar in St. Petersburg, I received a two pack of Vallejuelo cigars. The sample package contained a Robusto (5x50) and a Gran Toro (6x54). The blend is made up of an Ecuadorian Habano

The link between PCOS and obesity may be overstated says new research

May 4
The link between PCOS and obesity may be overstated says new research
Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, has long been implicated as a cause of obesity in some women and can, in fact, develop as a woman becomes obese, however, new research published in the current issue of the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Feds find preemie study did not disclose risks

May 4
Feds find preemie study did not disclose risks
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported Wednesday that 23 research centers -- including such prestigious institutions as Yale, Brown, Duke, Tufts and Stanford -- failed to inform the parents of 1,316 premature babies enrolled in an

Study says bras make boobs saggier

May 4
Study says bras make boobs saggier
If you've spent thousands of dollars on bras in your lifetime, you might be a big "boob." That's because a new study out of France released Thursday says wearing a bra makes breasts saggier than going free stylin'. Researchers spent 15 years studying

Gloria Steinem slams fat-shaming of pregnant Kim Kardashian

May 4
Gloria Steinem slams fat-shaming of pregnant Kim Kardashian
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem says the fat-shaming of pregnant celebrities such as Kim Kardashian is hurtful and demeaning. Steinem, 79, says criticizing pregnant women's appearance hurts all women because it reduces them to little more than body part

Mike Tyson's vegan diet fueled his astonishing 140-pound weight loss

May 4
Mike Tyson's vegan diet fueled his astonishing 140-pound weight loss
Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson lost 140 pounds and feels better than ever at age 46 after switching to a vegan diet. "Becoming a vegan, it gave me another opportunity to live a healthy life," Tyson said on Oprah Winfrey's show, "Where Are

Healer, coach, singer, dancer and speaker Noga Vilozny shares lunar love notes

May 4
Healer, coach, singer, dancer and speaker Noga Vilozny shares lunar love notes
Well-known in the Santa Cruz community for her "Noga’s Love Bites" newsletter, healing articles written each new-moon and full-moon, Noga Vilozny sends bite-sized messages of love to subscribers twice a month, sharing delightful tips for releasing st

Nature's wonder food: The power of strawberries

May 4
Nature's wonder food: The power of strawberries
And today's health and nutrition question is: how many, on average, seeds are on a strawberry? The answer will be divulged somewhere in this article. Speaking (typing) of very interesting strawberry triva, here is a shocker. Did you know that at one

Butter or margarine: What's the difference?

May 4
Butter or margarine: What's the difference?
We're all aware of the debate between butter and margarine. Some stand by butter and others by margarine. Each claim benefits that the other doesn't provide, and even accuses the other of causing heart disease. And the truth is? Neither are more bene

Study suggests fibromyalgia pain is caused by small fiber neuropathy

May 4
Study suggests fibromyalgia pain is caused by small fiber neuropathy
An intriguing study done in the University of Würzburg and published in Brain march 9, 2013 indicates fibromyalgia pain is due to small fiber neuropathy. There has been the suggestion of nerve dysfunction in the past but this would demonstrate nerve

Add champagne to the list of heart healthy drinks

May 4
Add champagne to the list of heart healthy drinks
Champagne is most commonly used to help celebrate just about any special occasion that comes to mind: weddings, New Year’s, anniversaries, a hot date night and the list continues. Regular champagne drinkers can indulge in their favorite spirit becaus

New research model of Alzheimer's disease

May 4
New research model of Alzheimer's disease
On April 9, 2013, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the creation of a new transgenic (genetically engineered) rat model of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys mem

Pack Your Bags for the Phoenix Suitcase Party

May 4
Pack Your Bags for the Phoenix Suitcase Party
What is a suitcase party? It is a party that hosts a drawing or contest, and the winner wins a trip that leaves immediately during the party. Therefore, you need to bring a suitcase to this type of party; it’s a “Suitcase Party”. This years Phoenix S

Roy's Hawaiian Fusion is a delicious and exciting escape

May 4
Roy's Hawaiian Fusion is a delicious and exciting escape
Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion invites you to escape from daily life with a relaxing atmosphere, delicious food and stellar service. Roy’s is located at 720 B Aliceanna Street Baltimore, MD 21202 (Phone) (410) 659-0099. Roy’s has Aloha (Happy) Hour daily from

Marc Jacobs turns 50: How he lost 30 lbs and got ripped to shreds

May 4
Marc Jacobs turns 50: How he lost 30 lbs and got ripped to shreds
Fashion designer Marc Jacobs celebrated his 50th birthday April 9 in Rio de Janeiro with boyfriend Harry Louis. Louis posted an Instagram photo of a shirtless Jacobs looking buff and healthy during their sun-splashed vacation. Amazingly, Marc is fitt

Childhood is not an extreme sport: How to de-stress with yoga

May 4
Childhood is not an extreme sport: How to de-stress with yoga
One way for kids to get exercise and manage stress at the same time is through practicing yoga. April is Stress Awareness Month, and the perfect time to make healthy lifestyle changes to manage stress. Stress happens. Even to children. The top 5 majo

Internet service for 5 dollars a month, and tax deductible

May 4
Internet service for 5 dollars a month, and tax deductible
Yes, it's dial up, but if internet service is something you've needed and wanted, but couldn't afford, the $5.00 a month might be just what you needed. GFN or Genesse FreeNet is a nonprofit organization, much like a credit union. It offers low-cost i

Heal your life by communicating better - In the moment

May 4
Heal your life by communicating better - In the moment
Are you having difficulty in some of your relationships - and it looks as if the other person is causing all the problems? Do you have a hard time convincing others to accept your point of view? Are your business meetings stressful and non-productive

Recipes for summer asparagus: Bacon-wrapped asparagus appetizer

May 4
Recipes for summer asparagus: Bacon-wrapped asparagus appetizer
The other day my roommate went to my favorite Boise fresh produce market, Stonehenge on the corner of Overland and Columbus, and bought 30 pounds of summer asparagus. He commenced to making his favorite dish—a bacon wrapped asparagus appetizer. The a

Spring is the coming out season for soft shell crabs

May 3
Spring is the coming out season for soft shell crabs
The soft shell crab season along the Gulf Coast of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida has already begun and will run through October- November. Soft shell crabs will be coming out shortly in the Chesapeake, along the East Coast and t