Earthy & Nutritious Smoothie Bowl
Smoothies are the perfect way to get some greens in your body and extra nutrients. They are delicious, and let's face it, in this weather, smoothies and smoothie bowls are the sane way to go.
This green smoothie bowl gets its earthy taste from spirulina, a nutritious superfood packed with vitamins and antioxidants. It’s also a great source of iron!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Remember that you can adjust your fruits and greens as necessary. Feel free to explore with different fruits, veggies, and greens. Cooking and creating in the kitchen is an art form. Enjoy the process.
by Jessica G Ferrer
Quick Note on Strawberries
Full of antioxidants and good cholesterol, strawberries are packed with vitamins and fiber. Rumor has it, they help lower blood pressure.
Berries in salads, smoothies, cereal, and alone are always a good choice. And if you need a sweet sauce, berries are here for that too. Grateful for nature’s sugar. Are you?
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An engineer turned photographer, Marty Gottlieb is now an internationally recognized fashion and fitness photographer. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) where he earned his Master of Science degree, but little did many know his path would change course. Here's a look into photographer Marty Gottlieb.
Images by Marty Gottlieb
Universal Studios Hollywood continues to provide endless entertainment with one-of-a-kind blockbuster attractions; from the “Jurassic World—The Ride” mega-attraction inspired by the JURASSIC WORLD film series and featuring a stunningly realistic and fully articulating dinosaur, the Indominus rex, to becoming a stray puppy looking to be adopted on Illumination’s award-winning “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash” ride and getting swept up in the excitement as you enroll in Minion training with Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes and the mischievous Minions on Illumination’s “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem.”
The non-stop excitement continues as guests visit Springfield, U.S.A. and “The Simpsons Ride™,” take a behind-the-scenes look at an authentic working movie and television production studio along the world-famous Studio Tour, which now features several electric trams, or experience heart-pounding thrills on “Transformers™: The Ride-3D” and “Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride.”
Adding to the summer fun, guests can delight in the popular return of “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle,” featuring an incredible light projection experience, while they enjoy the magical land, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.” The program runs nightly through Sunday, August 14.
Universal Orlando Resort is also celebrating with special in-park activities on Monday, July 4 including live music, meet and greets with favorite characters, themed performers and an exciting pyrotechnics display.
If you have a passion, pursue it. You may be able to turn it into a career. Here are six passions you can turn into a successful career. With a little work, some dreams can become a working reality.
Do you love taking pictures? Do people always compliment your photos? If so, photography may be the perfect career for you. Photography is an incredibly rewarding profession. Not only do you capture memories and moments, but you also get to be creative and tell stories with your images.
If you're serious about making a career out of photography, there are a few things you need to do. Invest in a good camera and some quality lenses and take the time to learn the basics of photography. You can also make contacts with digital photo enhancement services to make your photos look even more amazing. There are many ways to make a career out of photography, so find the one that suits you best and start shooting!
Whether it's articles, books, blogs, or even social media posts, if you have a passion for writing, there are many ways to turn this into a career. You could become a journalist, reporter, editor, copywriter, or even a novelist. If you're good at writing and enjoy researching information, then a career in writing could be perfect for you.
You don't need a degree to be a writer, but if you want to make a career out of it, it would be beneficial to get a qualification in journalism or creative writing. There are many ways to make money as a writer, so find the one that suits you best and start putting pen to paper!
Whether you're a fan of playing sports or simply enjoy watching them from the sidelines, a career in sports might be the perfect fit for you. There are a number of different ways you can go about working in the sports industry, from coaching and player development to event management and marketing.
If you have a passion for sports, consider pursuing a career in athletic training, coaching, sports management, or another related field. With the right education and experience, you can turn your love of sports into a successful and rewarding career.
For many people, music is more than just a hobby-it's a true passion. If you've ever dreamed of making a living from your music, then it's time to turn that passion into a career. There are a number of different ways you can do this, from performing and composing to teaching and working in the music industry.
If you want to make a career out of music, you need to be dedicated and willing to work hard. You should also consider getting a degree or qualification in music to make yourself more marketable. With the right education and experience, you can turn your passion for music into a successful career.
Like music, art is another passion that can be turned into a rewarding career. There are a number of ways to make a living as an artist, whether it's through painting, sculpting, or another form of art. While some artists may choose to sell their work directly to the public, others may opt to teach art classes or work in an art gallery.
You don't need to have a formal education to be a successful artist, but it can certainly help. There are a number of art schools across the country that offer both two- and four-year programs. If you're serious about pursuing a career in art, consider enrolling in one of these programs.
If you're passionate about helping others learn and grow, then a career in teaching could be the perfect fit for you. Teaching is a demanding but rewarding profession that offers both personal and professional satisfaction.
There are a variety of teaching careers available, from early childhood education to high school and beyond. No matter what age group you're interested in working with, there's a teaching career that's right for you.
There you have it! These are just a few of the many passions that can be turned into a career. So, if you've been wondering what to do with your life, consider pursuing one of these exciting and rewarding careers. With the right education and experience, you can turn your passion into a successful and fulfilling profession.
Relive the Most Iconic Moments from Halloween Beginning this September at Universal Orlando Resort & Universal Studios Hollywood
Halloween is one of the most popular horror films of all time and to many fans, spawned the most-feared antagonist in horror movie history – Michael Myers. As the franchise’s latest trilogy concludes with Universal Pictures’ release of Halloween Ends on October 14, guests will venture back to where it all began in “Halloween” – eerily authentic haunted houses that depict the most chilling moments from the critically-acclaimed original film.
On both coasts, this year’s harrowing experiences will transport guests to the infamous town of Haddonfield, Ill. on Halloween night, when Michael Myers first donned his notorious mask to embark on his brutal rampage. As guests make their way through his dilapidated home and iconic scenes from the movie, they’ll narrowly dodge attacks from the knife-wielding Myers as he stalks their every move. Myers is the embodiment of pure evil who unleashes terror at every turn, and guests will quickly realize that he will stop at nothing and no one to take his bloody revenge.
'Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge' is Coming to Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood
It is confirmed. Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge will open Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood in early 2023. What should you expect? We are told, guests and fans will find themselves immersed in one of the world’s largest, most interactive rides they have ever experienced. It seamlessly fuses augmented reality with projection mapping technology and actual set pieces along a moving ride track to debut a ride that’s unparalleled anywhere within the theme park industry.
Guests will access Super Nintendo World via the iconic Warp Pipe to enter the land where they will find the Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge ride located within Bowser’s Castle.
This innovative achievement will propel guests into a multi-dimensional experience that recreates iconic environments from the Mario Kart games and where no two races are alike. Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge is also one of the most complex rides ever built within the entertainment industry.
From the depths of the dungeon within Bowser’s Castle, guests will climb aboard stadium-style, four-seat Mario Kart vehicles inspired by the video game, put on their AR goggles …and then with a 3-2-1 GO! signal from Lakitu, they will be off to the races.
Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge raises the stakes for guests as an intriguing and repeatable ride with a variety of outcomes.
The immersive land will be a visual spectacle of vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly expanded area of Universal Studios Hollywood that will feature the groundbreaking ride, Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge, and interactive areas, to be enjoyed by the whole family, along with themed shopping and dining to enhance the entire experience.
Universal Studios Hollywood and guests continue the countdown to the land’s early 2023 opening with the Feature Presentation retail store, well stocked with Super Nintendo World merchandise such as Mario and Luigi themed apparel and iconic character hats and a selection of plush characters, including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Bowser.
Visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for theme park updates. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.
The first step in creating a healthcare website is to choose a domain name and web host. Your domain name should be short, easy to remember, and relevant to your organization. Once you have chosen a domain name, you will need to find a web host that offers the features and services you need. There are many web hosting providers available, so be sure to research to find the one that best meets your needs.
Design Your Website
Once you have chosen a domain name and web host, it's time to design your website. The design of your website should be professional and reflect the image you want to project to your patients and customers. For instance, if you are into offering home care services, you need a website design reflecting home care services. These customized designs will ensure that your website is visually appealing to visitors. If you are not a professional web designer, many template-based website builders can help you create a high-quality website.
Be sure to include important information on your websites, such as your contact information, location, hours of operation, and services offered. You should also consider including a blog on your website. A blog is a great way to share timely and relevant information with your visitors, and it can also help you improve your website's search engine optimization (SEO).
Add Supplementary Pages
In addition to your home page, you should also create supplementary pages that provide more detailed information about your healthcare organization. For instance, you might want to create a page that provides an overview of your services, a page that introduces your staff, and a page that includes testimonials from satisfied patients.
Optimize Your Website for Search Engines
Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the process of optimizing a website to rank higher on search engine results pages. By improving the visibility of a website, SEO can help attract more visitors and leads. There are several factors that influence SEO, including site structure, content, keywords, and backlinks. To optimize your website for search engines, start by ensuring your site is well-structured and easy to navigate. Then, create compelling and keyword-rich content that will help your site rank higher in search results. Finally, build links to your site from high-quality websites to further improve your visibility and SEO. By following these tips, you can optimize your website for search engines and improve your chances of attracting more traffic.
Once your healthcare website is up and running, it's important to monitor its performance. There are a number of tools available that can help you track your website's traffic, including Google Analytics. By monitoring your website's performance, you can make changes as needed to improve its overall effectiveness.
Develop a Content Strategy
As you create content for your healthcare website, it is essential to develop a content strategy. This strategy should include the topics you want to write about, the keywords you want to target, and the overall tone and voice you want to use. By developing a content strategy, you can ensure that all of your content is relevant and useful to your target audience.
Market and Promote Your Business Online
Once you have created a website for your healthcare business, it's important to market and promote it. There are a number of ways to market and promote a website, including paid advertising, social media, and email marketing. By using a combination of these methods, you can reach a large audience and generate more traffic to your site.
Creating an online presence can be challenging for any business, but it is especially important for healthcare organizations. By following this guide and investing in a good website design, you can ensure that your healthcare organization has a strong online presence that will help you connect with patients, build trust, and improve your bottom line.
Nighttime Zoo also provides explorers of all ages the chance to see the new Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp like never before. This 3.2-acre environment blends immersive technology with opportunities to check out extraordinary wildlife species, and it’s designed to serve as a launch pad for budding conservationists. Wildlife Explorers Basecamp is divided into four types of habitats and features the wildlife that live in these areas—Rainforest, Wild Woods, Marsh Meadows and Desert Dunes. For the first time ever, Nighttime Zoo visitors will get to see their favorite nocturnal wildlife from each habitat when they’re most active, including caimans, an ocelot, a tamandua, a prehensile-tailed porcupine, scorpions, a coconut crab, fennec foxes, and more!
For more, visit sandiegozoo.org.
Take Time to Heal
Because we have been successful at ignoring it for so long, we find ourselves tired, depressed, and at a loss for energy, for moving forward. At this point, there is no other option but to look at your life and examine it. Examine yourself, your emotions... how are you feeling? Why? What happened? When? Are you ok with what happened? Why? Answer these questions truthfully to yourself. You can use a piece of paper, your notes app, even record it in your voice memos. Address these emotions. Take time to reflect on it. What can you do?
Below are some tips to help you get started.
Find a quiet spot in your home where you can relax and not be disturbed. It might be a corner of your bedroom, living room, or even outside your backyard. If you have young children, it might be helpful to set up a play area for them in another room so that they are not underfoot while trying to relax.
You don't need much space, but you need enough to move around and set up your equipment comfortably. Suppose you're planning on doing yoga or meditation, clear an area of floor space. If you're going to use a massage table, make sure you have enough room to set it up and move around.
Nonetheless, what matters is that the space is comfortable for you, and you can easily relax there.
Gather your supplies
Now that you have a dedicated space, it's time to gather supplies. It will depend on what activities you want to do at your home spa. Some basic things you might need include:
Yoga mat or meditation cushion
These items will provide a comfortable and stable surface for you to practice yoga or meditation. A simple cushion or pillows will suffice if you don't have either.
Massage table or towel
If you plan on giving yourself a massage, you'll need a surface to lie on. A massage table is ideal but can be expensive. A towel or blanket on the floor will work just as well.
A few drops of essential oil in your diffuser can help create a calming and relaxing atmosphere. You can find various essential oils such as lavender, rosehip, or peppermint oil for sale in-store, or you can purchase them online.
If you plan on taking a bath, make sure you have everything you need, such as a clean towel, soap, and shampoo. Adding some Epsom salt to your bath can help soothe tired muscles.
Now that you have all your supplies, it's time to set the mood. This step is essential in creating a spa-like experience at home. It will help you relax and get into the right frame of mind for your activities.
While there's no one-size-fits-all answer, a few key elements can help set the mood. For starters, try to create a space free from distractions and clutter. That means putting away electronics and other potential sources of stress. Next, focus on creating a relaxing atmosphere with calming colors, soft lighting, and soothing scents. Candles, diffusers, and essential oils can all be helpful in this regard.
Finally, don't forget the power of touch! A soft robe, cozy slippers, and gentle music can help you feel pampered and relaxed. By incorporating these elements into your home environment, you can create a genuinely conducive space for relaxation.
Add personal elements
Now that you have a relaxing space set up, it's time to incorporate some personal touches. It could mean anything from adding photos of loved ones to setting out fresh flowers. The goal is to make the space feel like your own, so choose whatever elements can help you relax and feel comfortable.
Many people find that a home spa is a perfect opportunity to disconnect from the outside world and focus on self-care. If that's what you're looking for, make sure your space reflects that intention. It is your time to relax and recharge, so don't hesitate to make the space entirely your own.
One final step in creating a luxurious home spa experience is cultivating an attitude of gratitude. It can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life and forget to appreciate the good things. But taking a moment to pause and reflect on what you're grateful for can help shift your perspective and foster a sense of contentment.
Take a few minutes to sit quietly and reflect on what you're grateful for at your home spa. It could be anything from your comfortable bed to the people in your life. By taking some time to appreciate the good things, you can help yourself feel more relaxed and at ease.
Creating a spa-like atmosphere at home doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. Just a few simple changes can make a big difference. With just a little effort, you can transform your home into a haven of peace and relaxation.
“As we celebrate the Safari Park’s 50-year anniversary, it is my honor to welcome all of our guests today—and give special recognition to Ethan, our 50th guest entering the Park this morning,” said Peterson. “We have an amazing day planned for him and his parents. We believe an encounter with wildlife can transform a child’s dreams into a passion for changing the lives of endangered animals, and we hope this special day of memory-making moments does just that for Ethan.”
In addition to the lifetime membership for Ethan, the family—visiting the Safari Park for their first time—was taken on a VIP tour visiting the Safari Park’s expansive savanna habitats, where they saw herds of cape buffalo, antelope, gazelles, giraffes, exotic birds and rhinos – the animal Ethan was most excited to see. They also made visits to presentation areas where they encountered wildlife up close—including a python, a serval and a tamandua.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park (originally known as the Wild Animal Park) opened to the public on May 10, 1972, and was built to be the “Zoo of the Future.” This revolutionary approach forever changed what zoos could look like and what was possible in the fields of wildlife health and conservation.
Almost 3,000 visitors attended the grand opening in 1972. A monorail system took them into the Safari Park’s savanna habitats, offering a safe, up-close way to view a diverse array of wildlife—including some of the Safari Park’s first residents:
six African elephants, sable antelope, greater kudu and gemsbok, and a group of 18 southern white rhinos. The experience was like no other—and fifty years later, millions of guests continue to experience wildlife in this unique setting, making lifelong connections with species from around the world.
Today, the Safari Park’s 1,800 acres are home to vital conservation efforts, with more than 3,600 individual animals from more than 300 species, and a botanical collection of more than 1.75 million plants. The Safari Park welcomes more than 1 million guests each year, providing an ideal setting for visitors to connect with nature and wildlife, while supporting San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s conservation efforts worldwide.
Over the past five decades, the Safari Park has played a crucial role in the conservation of species ranging from California condors and hornbills to rhinos and elephants. With its diverse world-class habitats, including Tull Family Tiger Trail and Walkabout Australia, there is no other place like the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
“At the Safari Park, we bring people closer to wildlife than most people can imagine,” said Peterson. “At any moment, guests can experience something truly life changing—and our hope is these life-changing moments instill a passion in each person to want to change the lives of endangered wildlife and their native habitats." He continued, “The Park’s golden anniversary not only provides an opportunity to reflect on the last 50 years of impact created by the Safari Park, but also is a time to look ahead and see what the future can be: a place where science and biotechnology work seamlessly with world-class wildlife care, along with empathy, hope and the desire for a world where all life thrives.” He concluded, “Entering the second half-century, the outlook couldn’t be brighter."
En Celebración del Día de Las Madres, Alicia Machado Comparte Consejos Sobre Amor, Madre soltera y Mujer
“Para mí ha sido un camino largo y la mayoría no sabe qué significa ser una mujer trabajadora, una profesional que al mismo tiempo esté comprometida con su trabajo y la oportunidad real de tener una pareja. Tener que lidiar entre tantos compromisos y la búsqueda de la felicidad en la vida personal no es fácil, por suerte ahora tenemos nuevas herramientas que nos pueden ayudar”
Con estas palabras la actriz, Alicia Machado, empezó a contar lo qué ha significado para ella ser madre, sin olvidarse de buscar la felicidad en una relación romántica. Este año, en ocasión del día de la madre, la actriz ha querido compartir un mensaje dirigido a todas las mujeres como ella, a las madres que aún no han perdido la esperanza de encontrar a su media naranja, y también a aquellas que aún dudan que esto sea posible.
A todas esas mujeres, Alicia ha querido mandar un mensaje positivo compartiendo su experiencia de vida. El binomio entre ser madre y ser mujer nunca ha sido sencillo. Siendo madre soltera no es fácil encontrar el balance entre vida amorosa y maternidad. “No nos vale cualquier cosa, lo tenemos claro, tenemos muchas exigencias y sabemos que no es tán fácil encontrar el tiempo y la oportunidad de mantener una relación y, al mismo tiempo, cuidar de una hija, especialmente cuando quieres proteger a tu familia.”
Alicia ha querido manifestar la importancia de compartir los valores familiares a la hora de buscar a una pareja, hay que estar alineados en la forma de sentirnos cerca de la familia. Cuando eres buena madre, el hombre lo nota, serás también buena amiga y buena pareja, comprometida y sincera.
“Las madres latinas somos muy atentas y cuidadosas, aunque ser madre es una condición que no tiene nacionalidad, es un sentimiento. A veces como latinas somos más madres que mujeres y el hombre se da cuenta de ello”
Alicia ha revelado que si está buscando al amor de su vida y esta nueva etapa puede que no sea fácil, pero hay muchas maneras de conseguirlo, aunque tenga que dividirse entre muchas tareas, especialmente en su carrera de actriz que requiere un gran compromiso. “Lo que siento es que hay que ser ambas cosas, madre y mujer, sin olvidarse de cuidarnos como persona y de cuidar de los que queremos”, ha declarado la ex Miss Universo.
“Soy una mujer empoderada, pero vengo de una familia conservadora y no siempre ha sido fácil, he tenido que ser muy cuidadosa con mi hija y con su educación”.
La actriz confiesa que está buscando al amor de su vida, pero no todo vale: “Yo tengo mi vida, mi trabajo, mi hija, busco a alguien que de verdad entienda todo eso, no busco a alguien que me resuelva mi vida, ya la tengo más que resuelta”, ha declarado Alicia, no hay que conformarse con cualquiera. A veces con 40 años puede parecer que no sea tán fácil, pero las cosas han cambiado para bien. Afortunadamente entendemos cada vez más que lidiar entre vida personal como mamá soltera y vida profesional sí, es posible.
“Soy una señora joven y quiero rehacer mi vida, el amor a veces no sólo llega una vez, puede llegar en cualquier momento.
Yo busco a un hombre bueno, honesto, comprometido, alguien con el que quiera compartir mi vida. Siento que es una necesidad y que puedo y me gustaría encontrar a este hombre”
“Más chingona te vuelves y más exigente te haces” es su fórmula ganadora, su frase estrella para transmitir a todas las madres solteras como ella, que sí se puede encontrar a un hombre que de verdad te quiera acompañar en esta aventura de ser madre. “Los hombres que realmente valen la pena buscan a una mujer a su lado que sea lista e inteligente”, ha declarado Alicia en su carta a todas las madres, por eso nunca hay que perder la esperanza
Alicia ha revelado por primera vez que está utilizando la app #1 para Latinos, Chispa, para buscar a una pareja y nos platicó qué es lo que busca ella en hombre
“Busco otro nivel de ‘dates’ con respecto a los que tenía con 25 años, siento que esta plataforma está perfecta para los que quieran encontrar el amor de su vida, independientemente de la fase en la que nos encontremos”
Entre otras recomendaciones para las madres que están empezando una nueva aventura amorosa, Alicia ha compartido que las prisas no son buenas consejeras; no es necesario precipitarse y presentar inmediatamente la nueva pareja al resto de la familia, mejor hacerlo cuando ambos estén listos para dar el paso. Al principio es importante conocerse, descubrirse, y ver juntos cómo empieza a florecer la relación de pareja ¡Todo tiene su momento, sin impaciencia! Para Alicia Machado un requisito esencial de una relación es que ambos acepten a su propia familia: “un hombre cuando es hombre ama a una mujer y la quiere con sus hijos, es importante que no nos olvidemos de esto!”
Alicia ha incluído: “Esta aplicación permite a las mujeres como yo, que tenemos claro quiénes somos y lo que queremos, filtrar muy fácil por perfil, por interés y por las cosas en cosas en común. No nos olvidemos, ¡somos latinas y tenemos claro cuales son nuestros valores!”. Hay plataformas como Chispa que, además de abrirte a nuevas personas, hacen más fácil encontrar a una potencial pareja que comparta los mismos valores y la misma cultura.
Oral implants are porcelain caps over a steel or titanium core. They are not susceptible to cavities. Cavities are created by intense localised dental acid damage. From small colonies of anaerobic bacteria, which digest sugars into acid byproducts. These attack enamel and cause pits in the teeth that are referred to as cavities. Implants use a poly porcelain crystalline coating and therefore are not vulnerable to acid attack. So they can become stained and even become built up with plaque and tartar with poor oral hygiene. But they cannot form cavities.
Can the implant slip and rub like a denture?
An implant is permanently fused into the jaw. The lower part of the implant undergoes a process known as osseointegration. New bone grows around it, locking it in place. Implants cannot slip or rub like dentures but neither can they be removed for cleaning. This means that you have to treat them more like natural teeth with regular brushing and flossing.
Aren’t oral implants a lot more expensive than bridges and dentures?
Implants are often more expensive than bridges and significantly more expensive than dentures alone. But both of these systems have significant drawbacks that you would not have to suffer from an immobilised implant-supported prosthetic. They are easier to clean, they feel more natural as they are integrated into your bone and are therefore harder to distinguish from regular teeth.
How long do implants last?
This is a tough question to answer as each person has their own genetic variations and their own lifestyle choices. If you have no genetic complications, like osteoporosis, and take good care of your implants, it is highly likely that they will last between 10 and 15 years. Be sure to treat them as you would your regular teeth, which will not be hard. Brush them, floss them and as usual, see your dentist twice a year for check-ups. You may also need to visit your hygienist. Gum disease is a leading cause of loose or lost oral implants. So it is worth attending at least a yearly appointment with your hygienist to keep your oral implants in place
Does the fitting hurt?
The fitting of oral implants should not be uncomfortable. Your dental team will be able to provide you with a local anaesthetic before they begin. If you are a more nervous patient, you may be offered sedation options. The fitting is quite straightforward but when you are at home afterwards, you may experience a sensation that feels like bruising or soreness. This is normal. You should aim to mitigate this using over-the-counter pain relief like paracetamol and ice packs. If you spot pus, notice abnormal swelling, bleeding or general discomfort which is not fading, then you need to seek emergency treatment.