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Savvy grocery shopping during the hol...

by on 11/23/2015 - 10:38 am
Categories: Community, Food, Home, Smart Living

By Mimi Vanderhaven
Many hosts are intimidated by the crowds, expense, and overwhelming choices associated with holiday grocery shopping. But with advance planning and a positive attitude, purchasing ingredients for your favorite Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa meals can be enjoyable and affordable.
Make lists and check them twice. Establish a guest list, menu, and detailed shopping list that includes everything from turkey and produce to beverages, condiments, and spices. Specify quantities to prevent overbuying.
Clip coupons. Discounts abound this time of year for canned pumpkins and yams, baking products, frozen pie crusts, spices, can ...

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Style trend: Funky fall color for hair

by on 12/01/2014 - 11:14 am
Category: Health & Beauty

By Evangelene Brown
Owner, Salon Evangelene
Fall is a good time to change up your look, so why not start with your hair? Different hair colors can completely transform your image while also helping you to stay up-to-date on the latest styling trends.
If you want to be trendy, you have to know what is trending right here and now.
Currently, reds, oranges, browns, and ombres are in style, so these are the go-to options for trend-seekers.
Even with a great cut and coloring, your hair may not stand out if the color you’ve selected isn’t right for your skin tone and face. Warm colors coupled with a person who has a cooler complexion can make you lo ...

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Should you date while going through a...

by on 11/21/2014 - 04:37 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Joseph Stafford
Stafford Law Firm
Although it may be tempting to begin a new relationship while you are going through a divorce, it would be best to hold off until the divorce is finalized. Dating a new person during an already stress-filled, tumultuous time could cause more tension between you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse, which could result in your spouse becoming angry and vindictive, thereby lengthening the process and raising legal fees. 
In many cases, the interaction and interrelationship of a child with any person who may significantly affect the child’s best interests is a factor that is considered when determining the allocation of parental ri ...

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Like a prayer, the Madonna Laser Eye ...

by on 11/21/2014 - 04:25 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Stefanie Christian
Timeless Laser & Skin Care
Many of my clients ask about alternatives to a surgical eye-lift, and the Madonna Laser Eye Lift is a perfect solution. The Madonna Eye Lift was originally developed by Dr. Bruce Katz, who, at the time, felt that singer Madonna had the perfect eyes: No passive creases, no crepiness, and pretty brows that were the perfect height—all with no scars.
I perform this same procedure using SmartSkin fractional laser resurfacing, the most advanced, customizable, micro-ablative skin renewal laser available. With the Madonna Laser Eye Lift, a marked improvement can be seen with loose, crepy skin, and with mild to mod ...

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A healthy mouth is directly linked to...

by on 11/20/2014 - 11:23 am
Category: Health & Beauty

By Chrys Contantinou, DMD
Westlake Dental Associates
Many people still do not understand the importance of good oral health. Patients often tell me that they can’t worry about their teeth when they have so many other health problems. This is kind of like trying to bail out a sinking boat without plugging up the leaks.
Our mouths are the gatekeepers of our bodies. Our entire well-being begins with what we put into and how well we take care of our mouths. Because gums and bone attachment to teeth can become infected, inflamed, and plaque-ridden, oral health has been linked to many other body issues.
It has been shown that periodontal (gum) disease can make it ...

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Record/CD convention arrives in North...

by on 11/19/2014 - 04:14 pm
Category: Arts & Entertainment

By Jay Minkin
Minkin's Music
I hope you didn’t put your old vinyl records in the garage sale this summer. If they’re still collecting dust in your basement, it’s time to bring them upstairs. Don’t be surprised if little Johnny or June asks why you’ve been holding these gems back from them.
This year I tried to purchase most of my new albums on vinyl. Wanting a copy of the new Ryan Adams self-titled release meant pre-ordering one with the good folks at Square Records in Akron. Others were ordered from long distances, as Australia’s Kasey Chambers’ new red vinyl record Bittersweet is not available in the states. Campaigns on PledgeMu ...

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The five signs of hair loss

by on 11/19/2014 - 02:22 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Jeffrey Paul
Owner, Jeffrey Paul Salon
A woman’s hair is important to her. It is the frame that brings together all of the elements of her face. Hair has a language all its own. It tells the world whether you’re casual or businesslike, playful or serious. So looking down at her brush, and, for the first time, noticing strands of hair can send a woman into a panic. Immediately she might wonder, “Am I experiencing hair loss, or merely losing a few strands?” 
The good news is there are some signs and questions you can ask yourself that will help determine if you are losing more hair than you should. 
I have been a hair loss specia ...

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Put a lock on your investment portfolio

by on 11/19/2014 - 03:29 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Mike Kren
Blue Rock Financial
Do you have a plan in place to protect your money from a major stock market crash? If not, it would be wise to consider AssetLock, an asset-protection program that monitors entire portfolios daily and protects people from stock market volatility. 
As a financial services company, we embrace a unique approach of helping people find the money they are transferring away unknowingly and unnecessarily. We fill in the holes in your financial “bucket” by helping you focus on the losses in your financial life—rather than just the gains.
AssetLock works by limiting the amount of money you can lose in the stock market. ...

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When will the stock market fall?

by on 11/19/2014 - 04:07 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Michael Brady
Michael Brady Co.

You have been listening to me in past columns discussing the virtues of the properly allocated investment portfolio. You have the correct balance of stocks, bonds, cash, and commodities/real estate according to your age, investment time horizon, tolerance for volatility, and need for liquidity. You dollar-cost-average into your accounts each month and you rebalance your accounts when your allocation gets out of whack.
Over the last three years your account values have grown dramatically and you are just starting to think that this will go on forever. Well it will, just not without the occasional down market. And while we don’t know when t ...

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Support your school by wearing your s...

by on 11/19/2014 - 12:10 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

By Sue Walick
Owner, Strongsville Spirit Shop
Whether you’re a high school student, parent, or college student, there are many ways to show pride for your school and exhibit its spirit everywhere you go. By showing support for your school, you’re not only solidifying the fact that you’re part of the school community, you’re also making it evident to others how much you appreciate the school of which you are part.
One perfect way to show your school spirit is to go to as many school-sponsored sporting events as possible, like football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and lacrosse games. While you’re there, cheer for your team, get all decked ou ...

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