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1.    Do you know all the ways you can use your Apple wallet?

2.    21 diseases commonly confused with celiac disease.

3.    The best sheets according to hotel insiders.

4.   How does Spotify know you so well?

5.   How Irish Kerry Gold butter conquered America’s kitchen.

6.    Why I send an article to guests before we sit down to dinner.

7.    The complete guide to bone broth.

8.    The Lion House rolls are the best.

9.    Sally’s chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies are easy to prepare.

10.  The best places to travel in 2020 before everyone else does.

11.  How to politely decline an invitation.

12.  36 hours in Indianapolis.

13.  The power of one push-up.

14.  Where to eat at the New Orleans airport.

15.  A fantastic interview with the female owner of In N Out Burger. Find out why the company prints Bible verses on their cups.

16.  The baking step you can skip.

17.  Why you should switch to Signal or Telegram from Whatsapp today.

18.  The scam of deadly fitness supplements.

19.  The best cookbooks for new home cooks, according to 8 professional chefs.

20.  Understanding Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity.

21.  Oprah’s favorite things 2019.

22.  This loaded guacamole recipe is a party in a bowl.

23.  Ina’s onion dip recipe is perfect for tailgating.

24.  How to avoid pickpockets in Europe.

25.  Which is better: exchange money or use ATM abroad?

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1.    What Google knows about you might be a shock. Here’s how to manage or delete your activity. 

2.    This creamy dairy-free enchilada soup is easy to prepare.

3.    Kate Middleton’s greatest style moments.

4.    Where to shop online that isn’t Amazon or do some comparison shopping.

5.   Using Global Entry is about to get even easier.

6.   PreCheck, Global Entry or Clear? How to get through airport lines faster.

7.    The best bacon in America.

8.    Bookmark these helpful travel websites.

9.    Ten things to help you emotionally and spiritually when you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer.

10.  How to change the default apps on all your devices.

11.  You won’t believe how easily this reporter was hacked. Here’s how to prevent it.

12.  This Los Angeles travel guide includes some of my favorites.

13.  When does self-confidence become narcissism?

14.  I’m currently making recipes from Amy Chaplin’s Whole Foods Every Day: Transform the Way You Eat with 250 Vegetarian Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar. I like her nut milk variations and condiment recipes.

15.  Bob Armstrong’s famous queso recipe.

16.  How do you navigate? Google Maps or Waze?

17.  The top 100 toys Amazon predicts will be holiday best-sellers.

18.  Christin’s Greenville, SC guide includes dozens of great recommendations for your next visit.

19.  Beware of these beauty and wellness trends.

20.  Who was Al Baghdadi and why was he one of the most wanted men.

21.  My dream kitchen.

22.  Why does flu peak in winter?

23.  I’m currently reading Something Greater: Finding Triumph Over Trials.

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Favorite Things

The latest installment of some of my favorite products that I’m currently enjoying or coveting. I hope you find some inspiration for your gift-giving and some new things to discover for yourself!

1.    PORTER CERAMIC TO-GO MUG: I use this mug when I travel. The slick style is made of BPA-free plastic and dishwasher safe. Most coffee shops offer a discount for using your mug..

2.    THERA-GUN: TheraGun is a unique handheld device applied to the surface of the skin to boost healing and recovery. I use it after exercising and at night before I go to sleep.

3.    REBEL KETO ICE CREAM: The most delicious low carb, high fat, keto, no sugar added ice cream.

4.    PELETON BIKE: I am crazy about this workout. I tested the Peloton bike in a hotel gym. Peloton partners with hotels across the U.S. You can also schedule a test class at a Peloton studio.

I can work out at home anytime and choose from over 100 live classes each week and access on-demand rides from the massive library.  My favorite instructor is Denis Morton. I like working out to country music, and Peloton offers country rides. They also have fun theme rides.

Peloton is not going anywhere. They just made a public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. If you are visiting New York, you can take a class at the Peloton Studio in Chelsea. You can also schedule a class using Class Pass. I use Class Pass when I travel to take fitness classes at a reduced rate. Instead of paying $25 or more for a class, I can take classes for $10 or less depending on demand.

Peloton offers a no-risk 30-day trial. If you purchase the bike, you pay $39 a month membership for the classes. The Peloton app includes full-body workouts, stretching, yoga, running and more classes you can stream.

5.    CUYANA LEATHER ZIPPER TOTE: The Cuyana is elegant and relatively affordable, costing less than $200 for a bag that’s made in America out of Italian leather. I use the tote organization insert to keep my bag organized.

6.   URSA MAJOR DEODORANT: I tried several natural deodorants and Ursa Major was the most effective. It eliminates underarm odor while absorbing excess moisture and does not irritate my skin.

7.    MADE IN COOKWARE: The cookware line Made In features premium-quality cookware at a discounted cost made in America. It’s popular with chefs. I really love my Made In Cookware. I think it’s better than All-Clad.

8.    PRIMAL BLUEPRINT PROBIOTICS: I use these probiotics developed by Mark Sission. This particular probiotic contains Bacillus coagulans. Many probiotics cannot survive the harsh conditions of the stomach and never reach the gut. Bacillus coagulans are extremely tolerant of acidic conditions and survive transit to reach and colonize the gut.

If you have digestive issues, I can’t stress enough the importance of taking a probiotic supplement.

I also recommend Primal Kitchen Salad Dressings, Avocado Oil, Protein Bars, and condiments. Be sure to read Mark’s Daily Apple. Download the Feedly app to read your favorite blogs.

9.    MAISON FRANCIS KURKDIJAN AQUA FABRIC SOFTENER: It adds the best smell to workout clothes and sheets.

10.  EUFY ROBOVAC: This affordable robot vacuum is quieter and fits under more furniture than many others.

11.   SONOS SPEAKERS: Sonos speakers work seamlessly with your favorite streaming services. The Sonos One is the perfect starter speaker for most people. It’s reasonably priced and can be moved from one room to another with ease. It’s easy to set-up using the Sonos Controller app on my iPhone. The sound quality is amazing.

12.  VORNADO FAN: This fan is so great I don’t need an air conditioner. I mostly use it when I ride my Peloton bike.

What are some of your favorite things? Tell me in the comments.

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1.    How to support the cancer patient.

2.    Ten things to do when your child is being bullied.

3.    Joe T. Garcias copy cat nachos.

4.    The ultimate Joshua Tree National Park guide.

5.    How does Spotify know you so well?

6.    The best Keto fudge brownies.

7.    36 hours in Milwaukee.

8.    How it pays to live near Trader Joe’s.

9.    How to instantly free up space on your iPhone.

10.  Tokyo city guide.

11.  All about coconut milk, cream, water, and cream of coconut.

12.  Inside the cutthroat world of royal correspondents.

13.  Sally’s cream cheese frosting is the best.

14.  A great guide for visiting Charlottesville, Virginia.

15.  How to get rid of heartburn.

16.  Are these items in your emergency backback?

17.  A weekend guide to Denver.

18.  What to pack for every type of hike.

19.  Turkey and the Kurds: why it’s more complicated than you think.

20.  Thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies.

21.  Ina Garten’s lemon chicken recipe.

22. Schools should go back to teaching kids ‘Adulting 101’.

23.  Too much breast cancer and not enough answers.

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1.    What it’s like to live at Highclere Caste, the real Downton Abbey.

2.    Six items to sleep well or at least better while traveling.

3.    Concealer tricks for covering acne, dark circles, discoloration, and more.

4.    Long wait times for treatment are a problem for government-run health care systems like Britain’s National Health Service.

5.    Dallas, Texas is the restaurant of the year.

6.   Edward Snowden whose state surveillance revelations rocked the world speaks exclusively to the Guardian about his new life and concerns for the future.

7.    How to use Siri as your personal assistant.

8.     How to make paleo onion rings.

9.    The secret powers of ovulation. It’s not just for making a baby.

10.  36 hours in Dublin.

11.  Understanding and diagnosing Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism.

12.  Great writing tips from Elizabeth Gilbert.

13.   Behind the schoolgirl climate warrior Greta Thumberg, lies a shadowy cabal of lobbyists, investors and energy companies seeking to profit from a green bonanza.

14.  A complete guide to flying in the U.S. with breast milk and pumping supplies.

15.  This baked truffle fries recipe is is full of flavor and ready in under 30 minutes.

16.  The best restaurants in Providence, Rhode Island.

17.  24 hours in Aspen.

18.  The best translation apps.

19.  Sally’s pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are the perfect fall treat.

20.  The most powerful women in the world wear dresses not suits.

21.  I thought I understood Facebook until my dad died. A son’s look at social media through a different lens.

22.  Why are there so many streaming services?

23.  Their flight got canceled. And canceled again. And again. Here’s the story of how passengers on American Flight 988 got stranded in Peru for three days, and what you should do to avoid a similar situation.

24.  Have online views lost their value?

25.  How Andy Cohen became the ring master of our insane celebrity circus.

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1.    The best 25 productivity tips for 2019.

2.    How to start a cookbook club.

3.    Advice to parents of college freshmen.

4.    The convenience of spray sunscreens isn’t worth the risk.

5.    How to put on a duvet cover.

6.    Sarah’s pan-banging chocolate chip cookie recipe is so popular.

7.    See inside Gal Meets Glam blogger’s charming Charleston home.

8.    How to travel to Highclere Castle in true Downton Abbey style.

9.    I love the idea of starting a supper club.

10.  A quick and easy recipe for Samin Nosrat’s Buttermilk Chicken Recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks.

11.  How to recover something you left on a flight.

12.  What is earthing, and does it cure jet lag?

13.  The head coach of the top-ranked college football team and the defending national champions says life isn’t all about sports.

14.  Sally’s white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are great for tailgating.

15.  The Popeye’s chicken sandwich is here to stay.

16.  Why is Joe Rogan so popular?

17.  Baby travel gear: packing vs. renting.

18.  The best tips for a better Uber or Lyft ride.

19.  A design lover’s guide to St. Louis.

20.  Katie’s guide to Nashville will help you plan your next visit to Music City.

21.  The tech you need at hand when disaster strikes.

22.  How to keep your home address off the internet.

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1.    Finally, tracking for the hotel shuttle van.

2.    Worshipping the false idols of wellness.

3.    36 hours in St. Barbara County.

4.   Never undermine the power of sending a thank you note after your interview.

5.    How to stop SNAIL mail from piling up.

6.    What has Cam been doing since Hannah’s ‘Bachelorette’ Season? He’s dedicated to helping people with Lymphedema.

7.    When did self-help become self-care? It all still revolves around the self.

8.    What to do when the robocalls won’t stop. What’s illegal, what’s not, and what you can do to get rid of them.

9.    When did we start taking famous people so seriously?

10.  How to outsmart travel scams.

11.  13 digital trainers, trackers, and guides for better workouts.

12.  Unravelling the mystery of Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s enabler.

13.  Everything you need to know about natural, organic, and biodyamic wines.

14.  The tragedy of Joshua Harris.

15.  Understanding bi-polar disorder.

16.  Tartine Bakery’s famous oatmeal chocolate chip walnut cookies.

17.  Flight attendant packing secrets.

18.  MRI risks no one told you about.

19.  This ice breaker guide is great for parties too.

20.  If you love a classic berry swirl ice cream, this is your recipe.

21.   What3words: the app that can save your life.

22.  The unconventional, new-age ways people are getting buried.

23.  Things to know about hormone replacement therapy.

24.  This Barcelona travel guide features a selection of veggie friendly places to eat, best coffee, and ice cream bars.

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1.    The man with the golden airline ticket.

2.    The new ways your boss is spying on you.

3.    The pioneer woman’s spicy cowgirl coffee.

4.    The Bachelorette producers are the worse.

5.    These white chicken enchiladas are simple and delicious.

6.    Why Lyft is better than Uber.

7.    Don’t put your work email on your personal computer.

8.    What does travel insurance actually cost?

9.    The best time to buy everything during the year.

10.  Why do so many women get celiac disease?

11.  How to keep kid’s safe when traveling.

12.  How to know if you need vaccinations for your next international trip.

13.  Inflammation plays a critical role in determining how we digest food.

14.  36 hours in Naples, Italy.

15.  The ultimate chocolate chip peanut butter bars.

16.  A must-read interview with Elizabeth Smart.

17.  The Crown season three: everything we know so far.

18.  55 productive things to do when you have downtime.

19.  A list of what those F1 – F12 keys do.

20.  Costco has found immense success by prioritizing the interests of its customers and employees over those of its shareholders.

21.  Khloe Kardashian’s Vogue makeup tutorial.

22.  Tartine Bakery’s famous  carrot cake recipe. *GF

23.  Make this  spinach avocado salad with cilantro parmesan dressing for lunch this week.

24.  22 years after bestselling I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Joshua Harris Leaves his wife and faith.

25.  10 fun things to do when planning your food trip to Paris.

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12 Best Podcasts of 2019

Best Podcasts

Do you listen to podcasts? If not, you’re missing out on great programming. Read on to find out 12 awesome podcasts to try and how to get started listening to podcasts.

If you are not familiar with podcasts, a podcast is a radio show that you can download or listen to online. Podcasts are great company on long road trips as well as daily commutes. I also listen to podcasts if I go for a long walk or while I’m cooking, cleaning, or doing some work on my computer. The best part about podcasts is they are entirely free to download or stream online. Rather than listening to the radio or music, give podcasts a chance.

I listen to podcasts on my iPhone. It’s portable, and there are multiple podcasting apps available for it. I prefer using the Downcast app to download my favorite podcasts. You can create playlists and organize what you download or stream, so you don’t lose precious space on your device. Before that, I used the simple Podcast app on my iPhone.

Some other great podcast apps to try include Overcast. In addition to offering easy-to-find content, this app makes it simple for you to download podcasts for offline listening, which is my favorite feature of any podcast app. You can search for and subscribe to podcasts, create custom playlists, and get notifications when new content is available.

I also like the TuneIn Radio app. This app includes 100,000 real radio stations and more than four million podcasts streaming from every continent. Explore and follow the best in sports, news, music and talk to create your personalized feed.

Podcast Chart is another great tool to discover new podcasts.

You can also listen to podcasts using Soundcloud and Sticher. The Stitcher app is available on Apple and Android devices.

If you are looking for new podcasts, the new and noteworthy section of iTunes for podcasts is a great resource. The Podcast Top 200 lists the most popular podcasts, and the iTunes Essentials: Podcasts is a great way to find popular content. Use this curated library to find podcasts based on interests like “cooking” or “travel.” Also Sampler, a podcast about the best podcasts, is a great resource if you’re looking for more ideas. You can even listen to podcasts on your computer by going to a podcast’s website.

And here’s a quick guide on how to download and listen to podcasts.

Other Podcast Apps for Android:

Here’s a list of new podcasts to try since my last update.

1.   COLD: Susan Powell vanished on Dec. 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan’s husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never arrested him. Cold dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details. You’ll learn why Susan stayed with an abusive husband, why Josh did what he did and how the justice system failed Susan and her two boys.

Favorite Episodes: You need to listen to them all in order.

2.  TO LIVE AND DIE LA: When an aspiring actress went missing in Hollywood last year, journalist Neil Strauss was asked by the family to investigate. The murder was solved as a result of this investigation.

Favorite Episodes: You need to listen to them all in order.

3.   22 HOURS AN AMERICAN NIGHTMARE: This podcast details the horrific events that led to a D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper being held hostage, tortured and brutally murdered inside their own home. The killings of the Savopoulos family and Vera Figueroa in May 2015 were among the most shocking and mysterious crimes in D.C. history. Three years later, Daron Wint, the man charged in the crime that became known as the D.C. Mansion Murders, was finally brought to justice. WTOP examines the complicated trail of evidence that police say led to finding their killer and why they say he committed such a brutal crime.

Favorite Episodes: You need to listen to them all, in order.

4.   MADDIE: The Maddie podcast series explores what many believe is the well-known story of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance but this is an investigation of the evidence which could make you question everything you thought you knew about the case.

Favorite Episodes: You need to listen to them all, in order.

5.    DR. DEATH:  This podcast explores what happens when a power-hungry doctor is not stopped by the people that should stop him until it is too late.

Favorite Episode: You need to listen to them all, in order.

6.   JUST THINKING: Just Thinking is a podcast that tackles current and social issues from a biblical worldview. The Just Thinking podcast is hosted weekly by Darrell Harrison and Virgil Walker. I have learned so much listening to this podcast.

Favorite Episodes:

Singleness, Dating, and Marriage

Slavery Reparations: Is such an idea biblical?

Immigration and the Gospel: Is it possible to set aside emotions and consider what the Scriptures objectively say about this issue?

7.   THE DROP OUT:  This podcast tells the story of how Elizabeth Holmes’ company Theranos was built on a lie. Though Holmes claimed that Theranos had created a method of testing that could detect a wide range of medical issues with a single drop of blood, it was all smoke and mirrors. The tech didn’t work, even though Holmes had convinced powerful investors to throw their money behind the company.

Favorite Episodes: You need to listen to them all, in order.

8.    UNCOVER: ESCAPING NXIVM: This podcast investigates the bizarre story of NXIVM, a secretive alleged sex cult founded by multi-level marketing guru Keith Raniere in Albany, New York.

Favorite Episodes: You need to listen to them all, in order.

Bonus Episode: Inside the Trial

9.   PETER ATTIA: THE DRIVE: Topics include fasting, ketosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, mental health, and much more. The Drive is hosted by Dr. Peter Attia, a Stanford/Johns Hopkins/NIH-trained physician focusing on the applied science of longevity, the extension of human life and well-being.

Favorite Episodes:

Episode 62 | Keith Flaherty, M.D.: Deep Dive into Cancer: History of oncology, novel approaches to treatment, and the exciting and hopeful future.

Episode 13 |Brett Kotlus, M.D. How to Look Younger While We Live Longer: This episode explores the question of how we can maintain a naturally youthful look as we get older.

10.  MAC POWER USERS: Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology.

Favorite Episodes:

#490: Surfin with Safari

#486: Essential iOS Apps

#467: Fitness Apps

11.  REAL CHRISTIANITY: Dale and Veronica Partridge co-host one of the top Christian Podcasts. The first series of episodes are about marriage. Go back and listen to these episodes if you are married or engaged.

Favorite Episodes:

Should Christians Judge Other Christians?

4 Threats to the Christian Marriage and How to Confront Them

12.  RED PILLED AMERICA: Red Pilled America is a story-telling podcast. It features true stories often overlooked by the mainstream media. If you like the format of NPR and Wondery podcast networks, check this one out.  Go back and listen to all of the episodes.

Favorite Episodes:

Episode 13: Right To Try

Episode 15: Why is homelessness surging in California?

Episode 11: Sanctuary Cities

So if you’re looking for more podcasts to listen to, you may want to read my other posts:

My Favorite Podcasts Part 4

My Favorite Podcasts Part 3

My Favorite Podcasts Part 2

My Favorite Podcast Part 1

QUESTION OF THE DAY:

What other podcasts do you love?

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1.    Why you need a privacy browser. I use Brave.

2.    Scientist may have found a better way to spot the early signs of dementia: the eyes.

3.    This banana bread with macadamia nut ice cream and dulce de leche is perfect for a summer soiree.

4.    Women share their experience with multi-level beauty businesses.

5.    What may have happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane.

6.    The lingering of loss.

7.    James Beard’s favorite burger recipe.

8.    Keep these financial records in your emergency bag.

9.    What to ask your doctor at your next appointment.

10.  Print this life skills list and share with teens and young adults.

11. The difference between Tylenol, Aspirin, Advil and Aleve.

12.  The rise of the only child.

13.  A beginner’s guide to cord-cutting.

14.  Laurel’s keto ice cream is easy to make and tastes delicious.

15.  Why does inflight wifi cut out or slow down?

16.  How to prepare for Amazon Prime Day.

17.  Jo’s Waco city guide.

18.  A comprehensive guide to taking your smartphone abroad for cheap.

19.  Botanica is a popular restaurant in Silver Lake. Here’s the recipe for the famous GF buckwheat brownie recipe.

20.  I’m making this fermented salsa verde.

21.  How to refresh and renew your thoughts.

22.  A weekend guide to St. Louis.

23.  How a record breaking economy is helping those who need it most.

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Favorite Beauty Products

Here’s a roundup of some of my current favorite beauty products.

1.     PERIOBRITE MOUTH WASH: I use this alcohol-free mouth wash. It helps to heal receding gums.

2.    DEEPLY ROOTED HAIR SUPPLEMENT: I switched to this hair supplement due to age-related thinning hair. You must take four vitamins per day to see results after a couple of weeks. It takes about three months to really see a difference. It’s also helpful for people with hair loss due to hormonal issues, thyroid problems and nutritional deficiencies.

3.    GRANDE LASH BROW GROWTH SERUM: I put it on morning and night, twice a day. It’s like a clear liquid, and you put it on like eyeliner. It takes a couple of weeks to see results. Lash extensions are too expensive and damage the lashes. Grande Lash is the best natural option for growing longer lashes. I also use Grande Brow Serum.

4.    KEVIN AUCOIN BROW PENCIL: If you have sparse eyebrows, or close to no eyebrows at all, this tool will help you create natural-looking eyebrows.

5.    CELANDINE EXTRACT: This is the best natural treatment for corns, ingrown hairs and skin tags. You must use it twice a day. I use a Q tip for application. The herb has a strong odor. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes.

6.    TWEEZERS: These tweezers were designed by one of New York’s top brow artists, Sania Vucetaj. Sania is known for beautiful natural full brows. I like the slant on the tweezers that make it easy to remove unwanted hair.

7.    IMAGE SKINCARE SPF 50 SUN PROTECTION: I use this sunscreen if I am going outdoors for an extended amount of time. It is not oily and does not irritate my skin. It also does not smell bad. Many of the sunscreens on the market clog my pores. Image Skincare provides safe products without the use of chemical preservatives like parabens.

I also use Osmosis Sun Defense Elixer.

8.    IMAGE SKINCARE HYDRATING HYDROGEL SHEET MASK: The perfect mask to use before a special event for glowing skin. These are great to use after a long flight to hydrate skin.

9.    ELECTRIC CALLUS REMOVER: This electric callus remover easily removes dead, rough, and coarse skin.

10.  DMK PORE REDUCTION DROPS: I use this product to keep my pores on my nose clean. DMK pore reduction drops work to tighten pores without stripping the skin of natural oils. Unlike other pore minimizing products, DMK pore reduction drops do not contain astringents, alcohols or abrasives, which can strip the skin of those natural oils which often increases the skins oil production.

DMK products can only be purchased from a physician or esthetician. I order DMK from Sandra Velandia. You can search for a DMK clinic in your area, here.

11.  OSMOSIS DNA REPAIR C SERUM: I have been using this age-defying serum for over a decade because it works. It heals broken capillaries around the nose and helps diminish brown spots. It also helps with DNA repair and building collagen.

Apply the serum before bedtime to face and neck including eye area, quickly smooth over skin and allow product to absorb.

Vitamin C is extremely unstable in the presence of heat, light, and air, so the bottle that contains the serum needs to be glass or thick plastic and must only be in a pump bottle. The concentration of the serum needs to range from 10% to 20% to be effective.

12.  IMAGE SKINCARE ORMEDIC LIP BALANCING OINTMENT: This is one of the most popular products from Image Skincare. It feels amazing on chapped lips and provides lasting moisture for continued healing. It also contains a polypeptide complex that supports collagen in the lips, so they look naturally firm and full.  It contains zero silicones, parabens or petrochemicals.

Click here to find out more of my favorite beauty products.

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Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love.

Note: Links are not endorsements and do not necessarily represent the editor’s opinion. Download the Pocket App to save articles.

1.    What is an Enneagram and why is everyone talking about them right now?

2.    A financial checklist for your newly minted high school graduate.

3.    How to wash your produce.

4.    How to get the best from your immune system.

5.    Why zinc is so important.

6.    The makeup artist for The Bachelorette shares the beauty products she used on Hannah Brown.

7.    Where to donate used clothing.

8.    The best new restaurants according to Food and Wine magazine.

9.    The best free apps and software you may not be using.

10.  A great interview with Will and Harry’s former press secretary, who dishes on what it was like to work for the brothers for 10 years and what their personalities are really like.

11.  How to store baking supplies.

12.  How to freeze grains.

13.  All the kid’s movies coming out this summer.

14.  How to avoid common password mistakes.

15.  How to pack a first aid kit for extended international travel.

16.  Is travel insurance worth it?

17.  Monique’s double chocolate paleo banana bread is a great summer snack low in sugar.

18.  Are your photos safe in the cloud? The real costs of using these services.

19.  The best affordable sources for stationery.

20.  What men can do about low testosterone.

21.  The best coffee in every state 2019.

22.  The case for wearing Airpods all the time.

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Favorite Things: A round-up of some of my favorite products including a cookbook about New Orleans, most comfortable workout pants, pottery made in Ashville and more!

Favorite Things

The latest installment of products I’m currently enjoying or coveting. I hope you find some inspiration for your gift giving and some new things to discover for yourself!

1.  HEART HOOPS: I wear these heart earrings with my uniform. They are available in gold, silver, and rose gold.

2.  PETITE BLUSH PEARL VELVET HEADBAND: I am in love with this headband. It’s pink, velvet, and studded with pearls.

3.  SIMPLE HUMAN ROSE GOLD SOAP DISPENSER: It is a dispenser that will drop some dish soap on your hands or sponge by a sensor.

4.  DUDLEY STEPHENS HIGHLAND HIGH LOW FLEECE: I ordered a pink fleece and plan to add to my collection. I was surprised at how well the fabric holds up. They are long enough to wear with leggings and great for travel. Dudley Stephens is a US-based, female-owned company that uses sustainable materials and manufacturing processes.

5.  EAST FORK MUGS: Dubbed #TheMugby Instagram, East Fork’s coffee mug is a web phenomenon. Every Tuesday at noon, its web stock is refreshed. They’re also microwave and dishwasher-safe. All of East Fork’s pottery is handmade in Ashville, North Carolina.

6.  PEARL HAIR CLIP: These barrettes are so pretty and stylish.

7.  LULULEMON ALIGN PANTS 25″: These lightweight, high-rise pants are the most comfortable workout pants I have ever worn. They are soft and stretch when you move. Lululemon products are expensive, but the fabric holds up for a long time.

8.  JULIA REED’S NEW ORLEANS Food, Fun, and Field Trips for Letting the Good Times Roll: In Julia’s latest book, the consummate hostess and lifestyle expert shares her favorite New Orleans recipes and entertaining tips. I substitute cauliflower rice for white rice.

9.  GARRETT LEIGHT x ULLA JOHNSON PALOMA SUNGLASSES: These sunglasses have the best tint. I ordered the Tortoiseshell design. I also love the rose pink frame.

10. CORNELIA JAMES MERINO WOOL GLOVES: Duchess Kate Middleton owns the Cornelia James Imogen gloves in two different colors, black and brown. In addition to the black and chocolate brown shades worn by Kate, the Imogen gloves come in several colors, including forest green, red, elephant grey, pink, plum purple, navy blue, taupe and biscuit.

11. GRAY MALIN: ITALY: I am a big fan of Gray Malin’s prints. His latest book includes the most beautiful beach photography in Italy. It’s also perfect to display on your coffee table.

12. LEATHER CAMERA SLING STRAPS: These camera straps are lightweight and can be personalized.

What are some of your favorite things? Tell me in the comments.

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What to Do, Eat, Read, Watch and Listen To

The Editor’s guide to the best things to do, read, eat, watch and listen to this month.

DO

1.  Safety Tips for Travel: Read this article about the dangers of traveling alone. The point of the article is to be smart and prepared. Check out this article on safety tips which should be required reading for anyone interested in solo travel. If you use Uber and Lyft, read these safety tips.

2.  Spring Cleaning: Just in time for spring cleaning, The Home Edit includes tips from popular home organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin. The ladies have over a million Instagram followers and a TV show.

3.  Apps for Productivity: To be productive and save time, you need to use good digital tools. Michael Hyatt rates and reviews his top 10 tech tools to increase productivity. Some of the apps mentioned included Clean My Mac, Copied, Evernote, Bartender, Snagit and Backblaze. He also recommends the Mac Power Users Podcast.

EAT

4.  Bear Cat Cafe New Orleans: I enjoyed a lovely brunch with my parents at Bear Cat Cafe in New Orleans. The menu includes gluten-free, paleo, and vegan options. The paleo pancakes were delicious.

5.  Brown Buttered Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: This is my new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. You can substitute Cup4Cup gluten-free flour for a gluten-free version. If you enjoy baking desserts, pick up Zac’s new cookbook, Cooking With Zac. The dessert recipes are my favorite.

READ

6.  Make Something Good Today by Erin and Ben Napier: Erin and Ben are the stars of HGTV’s Hometown. Make Something Good Today is Erin and Ben’s memoir. I liked them even more after reading their story.

7.  Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Chenry: Becoming Mrs. Lewis is about the friendship and eventual love story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman.

8. Bad Blood Secrets and Lies in Silicon Valley by John Carreyrou: Bad Blood details the rise and fall of Theranos. If you aren’t familiar with the Theranos story, here’s the short version: the company promised to quickly give you a complete picture of your health using only a small amount of blood. Elizabeth Holmes founded it when she was just 19 years old, and both she and Theranos quickly became the darlings of Silicon Valley. She gave massively popular TED talks and appeared on the covers of Forbes and Fortune. Carreyrou is the Wall Street Journal reporter who first revealed that Theranos was not actually achieving what Holmes claimed, though her company had been valued at $9 billion. Her net worth neared $5 billion, and her deals with Walgreens and Safeway could have put her technology into thousands of stores, thus measuring the health of millions, until Carreyrou showed that the whole impressive edifice rested on lies.

9.  The Marvelous Millennial’s Manual to Modern Manners by Catherine Wallace & Jessica Wallace Marventano: The Marvelous Millennials Manual to Modern Manners: Professional Success and Happiness With the Help of Business Etiquette focuses on manners as a component of one’s leadership journey, and, they say, the key to success in business and in life. A must-read for recent graduates and anyone wanting to brush up on etiquette. Check out their interview on the She Said She Said Podcast for etiquette tips in social settings.

WATCH

10.  John Mayer Performs How Great Thou Art: John Mayer opened his 2019 world tour a few days ago in New Zealand to honor Christchurch and the country after the mass shooting.

11. Moldy: Hidden toxic mold in your home or work may be making you sick or impacting your performance every day. The first ever documentary about toxic mold, just came out: watch it here now.

12. The Case Against Adnan Syed: The HBO series explores the 1999 disappearance and murder of 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee, and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, a case brought to global attention by the hugely popular Serial podcast.

13. The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley: The HBO documentary tells the story of how Elizabeth Holmes’ company Theranos was built on a lie. Though Holmes claimed that Theranos had created a method of testing that could detect a wide range of medical issues with a single drop of blood, it was all smoke and mirrors. The tech didn’t work, even though Holmes had convinced powerful investors to throw their money behind the company.

14. Bon Appétit’s Baking School: Everyone’s favorite pastry chef Claire Saffitz takes you back to baking school. She’s showing us everything that goes into making the world’s most popular baked goods. Watch the first episode here.

LISTEN

15. Therapy & Theology: How Do I Get Through This? In this series, you’ll hear Lysa Terkeurst dive deep into conversation with her personal, licensed professional counselor Jim Cress. The six-week podcast series answers the questions you’re having about the hurt you’re facing.

16. My Saving Grace by Kristin Chenoweth:  Kristen Chenoweth is best known for her role as Glinda in the musical Wicked. I love her collection of songs of faith available for download on Apple Music and Spotify.

17. Ep. 30 Abby Johnson Interview: The Unplanned movie is the true story of Abby Johnson. For those who’ve read her page-turning 2010 book Unplanned, it’s no surprise this story was made into a film. Nowhere before has there been a story that captured such empathy for both sides of a nationally divisive issue as that of Abby Johnson. You won’t believe some of the things she shared in this interview.

In this article, Abby addresses the article from Texas Monthly that has been used as the sole source to try and debunk her life story of being a Planned Parenthood director who became pro-life.

Listen to this podcast interview with the directors of Unplanned and God’s Not Dead. They discuss how the movie was financed and the challenges of making faith-based films. It should be noted the film was rated R and does not contain any bad language or nudity.

P.S. If you have some recommendations, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love.

Note: Links are not endorsements and do not necessarily represent the editor’s opinion. Download the Pocket App to save articles.

1.    What are stem cells and why do people get stem cell treatments?

2.   From the New York Times, Joe Biden and his son and the case against a Ukrainian Oligarch. Also worth reading, the troubling reason why Biden is so soft on China.

3.    Uber and Lyft safety tips.

4.    36 hours in St. Louis.

5.    Kelly’s sweet cornbread in a cast iron skillet is great with her Texas chilli recipe.

6.    The magic of estate sales.

7.    Does Netflix have a killer problem?

8.    Reference this baking with yeast guide whenever you work with baker’s yeast.

9.    Whenever a recipe calls for something you don’t have, use this interchangeable ingredients list.

10.  This tahini ranch avocado chicken salad is one of my favorite salads. I use Soom tahini.

11.   How deported MS13 gang members sneak back into the US.

12.  With measles on the rise, a concern over the connection to air travel.

13.  Did you see Crazy, Rich Asians? Some great notes about the food in the film.

14.  Buffalo Chicken Sliders are the perfect snacking sandwich.  Whether it be game day or just a normal day of the week, these tangy and spicy buffalo chicken sliders are the perfect appetizer.

15.  David’s chocolate coconut candy bar cake sounds delicious.

16.  The fertility doctor’s secret.

17.  The top 5 ways thieves steal iPhones and how to prevent them.

18.  How energy bar’s became America’s favorite snack.

19.  80 podcasts for business owners and bloggers.

20.  Vidalia onions are just better.

21.  A weekend city guide to Cleveland.

22.  I’m loving the vegetable recipes in Ottolenghi’s latest cookbook, Simple.

23.  After Serial podcast, prosecutors tested DNA evidence in Adnan Syed case.

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Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love.

Note: Links are not endorsements and do not necessarily represent the editor’s opinion. Download the Pocket App to save articles.

1.    The best Instagram apps.

2.    Inside Elizabeth Holmes final months at Theranos.

3.    A terrific guide to Lisbon and Porto.

4.    The discount cable and charger brands you can trust.

5.    The 40 minute face lift with no sedation or scars.

6.    The Caribbean travel guide.

7.    The people who eat the same meal everyday.

8.    Zac Posen’s delicious brown buttered chocolate chip cookie recipe. I substituted Cup4Cup gluten-free flour for a gluten-free version. For more of Zac’s recipes, order his new cookbook. The dessert recipes are my favorite.

9.    I’m saving Gaby’s guide to San Francisco for my next layover.

10.  Tips for flying with a toddler.

11.  As part of an enhanced security process, citizens traveling to the majority of the European Union nations after January 2021 will have to register online and pay a small fee.

12.  How high do you hang art?

13.  36 houses in St. Augustine.

14.  Things to know before your first visit to Paris.

15.  Hotel travel hacks.

16.  Who decides what news is fake news. Is it an attempt to control a narrative?

17.  How to win the Bachelor. Somehow, after 23 seasons and some very clear patterns, the contestants of America’s greatest dating show do not know how to work the system.

18.  What locals eat around the world.

19.  This guide to copywriting is excellent.

20. Where to eat in Pittsburgh.

21.  How to use iPhone abroad without going broke.

22.  How to Marie Kondo your Twitter feed.

23.  I’m reading Dr. Gundry’s new book The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age.

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1.    How to make Tate’s style thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies.

2.    The real reason you are losing Instagram followers and what to do about it.

3.    What to say and what not to say to someone who’s grieving.

4.    This French onion soup recipe is perfect for this time of year.

5.    The beginning of the end of Robocalls.

6.    How to make time with family and loved ones count.

7.    How to stop feeling jealous of other people’s success.

8.    Professional organizers share their favorite products.

9.    This chile relleno casserole is full of flavor and a family favorite. It is loaded with cheese and green chiles between each layer of tortillas and submerged in an egg mixture.

10.  Why you should always take a copy of the restaurant receipt.

11.  How our gut affects our mood.

12.  Why 800 numbers are getting their own robocalls.

13.  5 ways to secure your iPhone or iPad.

14.  The Vieux Carré Cocktail is a classic cocktail with roots in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Make it to celebrate Mardi Gras or enjoy it in lieu of an old-fashioned.

15.  I made the switch to reusable glass straws.

16.  Why we think cats are psychopaths.

17.  This fabric shaver and lint remover is a lifesaver.

18.  I’m currently reading Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan. It’s the story of the unlikely friendship turned love story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman.

19.  US authorities are investigating Johnson & Johnson, spurred by concerns about asbestos contamination of its talc products, such as baby powder.

20.  How to avoid buying a bad mattress.

21.  The true cost of fake hate crimes. Should we punish fraudulent victims as vigorously as real criminals?

22.  Going on a cruise? Here’s what not to buy onboard a cruise ship.

23.  An interview with Erin and Ben Napier stars of HGTV’s Home Town.

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