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Broken heart syndrome is really a thing

Broken heart syndrome is really a thing

When entertainer Debbie Reynolds died just a day after her daughter and actress Carrie Fisher succumbed to reported heart failure, it seemed clear to many observers that the 84-year-old was no doubt broken hearted. Turns out there is solid medical research that a person can […]

3 delicious tweaks to everyday oats

3 delicious tweaks to everyday oats

Whether you want a delicious and robust breakfast, need to grab a midday snack or indulge in a sweet treat that happens to have heart healthy benefits your taste buds will love, your oatmeal will never be the same with these three easy recipes. Breakfast […]

Winter busting beauty finds

Winter busting beauty finds

What the winter months can do to our mood and energy levels is bad enough, but when it also wreaks havoc on our skin, hair, and nails, the gauntlet is thrown. Finding plant-based, natural remedies can be tricky when efficacy, affordability and real staying power […]

A fresh take on the Festival of Lights

A fresh take on the Festival of Lights

A beautiful Hanukkah table is just the beginning of an eight-night celebration filled with food, family, friends and festive activity centering on religious freedom and remembrance. Why not mark the occasion in a unique way that preserves tradition, imparts sustainability and presents a few new […]

Racial rhetoric heats up presidential campaign

Racial rhetoric heats up presidential campaign

In the real life movie that is the 2016 presidential election, the campaign has taken an ugly, predictable turn. When the nominees from both parties take to calling the other racist with no signs of backing down, you know the gloves are off. Tara Wall […]

Ethiopian cuisine and a couple’s American dream

Ethiopian cuisine and a couple’s American dream

They built their aspirations on the American dream, became citizens and started a business from the ground up. That dream for an Ethiopian couple committed to creating an authentic cuisine experience, comes to fruition in a sleepy urban suburb¬†outside of Washington, D.C. They share their […]

Why a free press is a free market mandate

Why a free press is a free market mandate

Ramped up rhetoric in the heated 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency has notably taken a turn. Journalists, fact-based filmmakers and the public at large who care about the First Amendment and the impact future leaders have on public discourse, should take notice. Generally speaking, […]

Millennial immigrants drive innovation

Millennial immigrants drive innovation

Ethiopian tech whiz Azarias Reda, visionary entrepreneur Botswanaian Biggie Tangane and Sierra Leonian-American civil activist Kadija Bah are obvious millennial stand-outs when you meet them individually and as a collective. Not simply because of the compelling stories they each bring to the United States in […]