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10 Inspiring MLK Jr. Quotes

Minster, activist, leader. Martin Luther King Jr. was all of these things and so much more. But as we pause today to remember him, we know that above all else, he showed us that with nothing but a dream and determination. That one man can change the world. Here are 10 inspirational MLK Jr. quotes to help you remember the power of a vision. 1. “The time is always right… Read More

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Tips On Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions Intact

Making a New Year’s Resolution seems to be more of a requirement these days, and oftentimes, you’ll make a resolution so big that it’s hard to keep. If setting your goal for the year feels more like a chore than a real opportunity to improve your life, we have some ways to make the resolution brainstorming process a little easier- and make your resolutions more realistic in the long run. … Read More

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Food Swaps for a Healthy 2017

By Mia Syn, MS, RD www.nutritionbymia.com, @nutritionbymia Many of us set health-related resolutions at the beginning of the year, yet an estimated 42.4% fail to follow through in the long-term. The key to making those healthy resolutions stick is to make realistic changes that will translate into a lifestyle. Nutrition expert Mia Syn discusses some simple food and beverage swaps that will make 2017 a little more nutritious and help you… Read More

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5 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Close your eyes, and picture any holiday get-together. What do you see? Family, friends, gifts, glistening lights, clinking glasses, FOOD. Such are the holidays, and it’s hard to give up any of those pieces without causing the Jenga tower of tradition to topple over. So if someone’s trying to tell you to give your holiday food faves the cold shoulder, you’ve come to the right place for a second opinion.… Read More

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Last Minute Gift Guide: Healthy Living

By Mia Syn, MS, RD @nutritionbymia, www.nutritionbymia.com With only one week left for finding the perfect gift for everyone on our list, many of us may be scrambling for thoughtful, last minute ideas that won’t break the bank. These eight gifts have been carefully curated and are meant to enhance your nutrition, lifestyle and overall health and wellness. Nothing says happy holidays like giving a functional gift to someone you… Read More

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Top 5 Places to Escape the Cold

We smell snow. The crisp, cold air is wrapping around us with almost malicious intent and with each temperature drop, a layer of clothing is added. Your nose is probably red and your lips chapped. There are pounds of furry blankets wrapped around you while you sleep. And what do you dream of? Escaping the cold. A Cozy Log Cabin Before you decide that we are nuts, let us explain.… Read More

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Winter FAQ

Winter is on the way, and with it, comes changes to your body and daily regimen. If you’re wondering why your hair is always full of static, why your fingers/toes are cold or if you can REALLY eat snow, we have all those answers plus more for you. Why are my fingers and toes always cold? Yes, we know everything feels a little colder this time of year. But fingers… Read More

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Spiked Hot Chocolate

This molten mix of milk, chocolate and alcohol takes your taste buds to a cozy drink dream land where outside it’s snowing mini marshmallows. With something this delicious, we were eager to have our very own Bai Barista, Java Jay, serve it up for a quick taste test at The Luwak, our coffee bar. Now it’s your turn to try out this dreamy recipe. Ingredients 2 ounces Kahlua Coffee Liqueur… Read More

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DIY: Cold Remedies

Winter is coming. Oh, wait. Scratch that – winter is here. It is getting colder and it seems that our bodies have decided to give up on life. Yup, it’s cold and flu season. So, what can you do to help defend your body against these winter ailments? We have just the thing. Hot Lemon Ginger Kicker We took one of our recipes and added more heat. Ginger, known for… Read More

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5 Reasons to Try Hot Yoga

Hot yoga studios started popping up around town a few years back, and the trend is certainly not hype. We all know that getting our sweat on is a good thing, and yoga has countless benefits, so putting the two together naturally makes sense. For some, going into a 100-degree room with other yogis may sound intimidating, but we’re breaking down 5 reasons why you should get involved with practicing… Read More

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Thanksgiving Hot Wine Punch

Let’s face it, spending MANY hours with your family can be tough over the holidays. Make it easier with this Thanksgiving inspired hot wine punch. It really packs a… well, a punch. Follow the link to check out the recipe! Ingredients: 1 Bottle Red Wine 1/2 Cup Costa Rica Clementine 1/4 Cup Ipanema Pomegranate 1/4 Cup Bourbon 1 Orange, sliced 1 Lemon, sliced Cinnamon Sticks (3-5 sticks) Anise (3-5 stars) Directions:… Read More

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How to Blame Your Food Coma on Science

Family, football and parades.  Words you’ll often hear to describe America’s favorite holiday.  But the one word you’re guaranteed to hear around Thanksgiving?  Food.  When this holiday comes to mind do you picture yourself with a loose belt and heavy eyelids before sitting down for the main event?  We sure do.  So, we hereby declare the 4th Thursday in November as National Food Coma Day. What? We don’t have the… Read More

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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

By Mia Syn, MS, RD @nutritionbymia, www.nutritionbymia.com As a dietitian and food lover, I know that the holidays can be a challenging time for those trying to eat healthy – but can’t say no to pumpkin pie. Studies suggest that Americans can gain up to ten unwanted pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here are some tips on how to enjoy the foods you love, guilt-free, all season long: 1. Don’t… Read More

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Paraguay Passionfruit Bubble Tea

If you haven’t seen people drinking Bubble Tea then chances are, you’ve been living in a bubble (pun intended). We came up with a delicious way to make Bubble Tea at home. Ingredients: 1/4 cup dried boba tapioca pearls 1 tsp honey or agave 2 cups water 1 Bottle Paraguay Passionfruit Tea Almond Milk (optional) Directions: Boil water in saucepan over high heat then add boba.* Turn the heat to… Read More

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Exercise Ball Core Workout by Latoya Julce of 305 Fitness

November should be called National Carb Month since all we seem to eat are carbohydrates. With holiday meals begging us to eat every last bite, we thought it would be helpful to introduce a workout specifically designed to target your core. Latoya Julce of 305 Fitness created this simple exercise ball core workout plan that you can add into your daily routine. 1. Elevated Push-up: Put your feet on the… Read More

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Quit Living in a Bubble

Should I go out or stay in bed to Netflix n chill? This time of year can be a bit tricky when it comes to socializing. Sure, on one hand you were invited to a ton of holiday parties. But on the other, it’s so stinkin’ cold out and it’s too tempting to spend the rest of the night inside binge watching your show of choice. Don’t get us wrong-… Read More

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DIY: Bubble Themed Party

In the words of a certain yellow cartoon fish, “BUBBLES BUBBLES BUBBLES!!!” Ahem. Sorry. We were having a moment. But, can you blame us? How can you not be excited about bubbles? We love bubbles so much that we decided to throw a Bubble Themed Party. Have your own bubble themed party with the DIY ideas below. Decorating This one is pretty straight forward as you could just buy a… Read More

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Last-Minute Costume Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner you may be in a panic about what to wear. The stores have started converting to Christmas décor (what?!) and costumes have become super expensive. All you have is some make-up and those thrift-store clothes you bought on a whim. What is there to do? Decades: Making a Comeback With the vintage look becoming a trend, you might have some items in your wardrobe… Read More

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