My Favorite Magazines to Give and Receive

Casual reading has become a luxury that most people can’t afford–literally and figuratively. The cost of magazines, demanding schedules, shorter days and the never ending to do list can make it impossible to take a break.

Sometimes, like children, we need a little nudge in the eight direction. Looking forward to thumbing through your favorite magazine can be a good way to encourage you or someone you know to take short breaks. Now before you trash my idea, let me say, after cancer I know for sure taking regular breaks are imperative to good health and wellness.

I’ll leave you with that thought and without further ado, here are some of my favorite magazines to give and receive.

Consumer Reports Magazine This magazine makes the top of my list of good buys. You can never go wrong with this magazine. Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization that works side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world. It was founded in 1936 when advertising flooded the market, and confused the consumer.

For 80 years, this magazine has provided evidence-based product testing and ratings, rigorous research, hard-hitting investigative journalism, public education, and steadfast policy action on behalf of consumers’ interests. This is good fit for everyone!

HGTV Magazine. This magazine is one of my favorite magazines. We happen to be in the middle of renovating our space, but even if you’re not, you’ll find useful tips and inspiration. This is the gift that keeps on giving (in the best possible way).

Magnolia Journal If you’ve been following me then you know I am a huge Fixer-Upper fan. I love all things Joanna Gaines. This magazine is pretty and inspiring. The downside is that it’s a little pricey in-store IMO. But, right now, you can get a one year subscription for $20.00 by going directly to Magnolia Market.

Rolling Stone Magazine. Still one of the best music magazines on the market. The journalists’ over there no how to tell a captivating story.

Fishing Magazines. Here’s a list of fishing magazines in case you know a fisherman who would like that.

AARP. This is a great magazine for someone above of the age of 55. It covers a variety of issues from traveling to life insurance. You will not be disappointed by this.

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Chemical Free Lip Liners

Great news! 100 Percent Pure has released a line of lip liners! Yay!

Finding a chemical free lip liner has not been an easy task. You can imagine my surprise when I found these in my inbox.

Just look at the pretty colors.

In addition to the big release the Pure beauty team gave us tips to lining. Here’s a few don’ts.

#1 Overdraw Your Lips

While bigger can be better, full on exaggerating your lips (like Miranda Sings) won’t fool anyone. A little out of the natural lip lines will give you the illusion of plumper, fuller lips, but let’s just enhance our lips to a level of believability, not science fiction.

#2 Harsh, Unblended Lines

We can appreciate your dedication to clean, perfect lines… but practicing around your lips is not the place. Blend, blend, blend. Save those perfectionist skills for your cat eye wings. Soft lines and edges will keep your lip liner looking natural and subtle.

#3 Over Sharpen Your Pencil Tip

You’ll want a soft, rounded tip to achieve the perfect smooth lip pencil application. Sharp points will just create tight, intense lines.

For the full article click HERE.

Myths About Breast Cancer

MYTH 1: You have to have a family history of breast cancer to be at risk

The truth is, most women with breast cancer don’t have a family history of the disease.  Only about 13 percent of women diagnosed have a first-degree female relative (mother, sister or daughter) with breast cancer. Having said this…

A woman who has a first-degree female relative with breast cancer has almost twice the risk of a woman without this family history. If she has more than 1 first-degree female relative with a history of breast cancer, her risk is about 3-4 times higher.

Regardless of your beliefs or fears, please do your breast exams and get your mammograms.

If you’d like to learn more about breast cancer and your risks you can go to the Susan G. Komen.

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I Think We Need Adult Drivers Education

I have my pet peeves. There’s no doubt about. Last week, after doing a little grocery shopping, I was headed to my car when I noticed this parking situation.

Granted, neither of these cars belong to me. Still, why in the world do people park this close? Look at the lines on the ground. Could that truck be parked any worse (insert eye roll).

As if I wasn’t already annoyed, I came across this wandering shopping cart.

While this isn’t my car either, a few weeks ago–and although I parked so far away from the store it may as well have been in Egypt–I returned to find a ding in my door.

I guarantee you it’s because someone with a lack of respect for other peoples things parked too close to my car, or they just let their cart wander off without any regard for others.

The moral of the story; treat others the way you want to be treated…please?