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Eye 2-15-15 | Happy Chinese New Year | Monsanto’s Travails | Gods and Kings: Mcqueen & Galliano

Eye 2-10-15 Queen Rania Pleads For Arab Action Against ISIS | Angelina Jolie Opens London Center For Women, Peace & Security

Eye 2-3-15 | VF Crowns Brady-Bundchen America’s Third Fanily | Beyonce Unites With Marco Gorges In Healthy Nutrition Home Delivery

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Eye 1-19-15 | Feminine Delights From Emily Baker | DKNY, Eve Ensler & Lebanon

Eye-1-18-15 | Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic | Hollywood & Gaza | Cindy Crawford On Why Supermodels Happened

Eye 1-12-15 | John Galliano Returns At Teatime London | Hollywood Stands for Charlie | Adidas Originals Campaign

Eye 1-7-15 | Ginta Lapina Is Lost In LA In Her Burberry Trench Coat | Burberry Celebrates Bees That Need Saving

Eye | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Donna Karan’s Ode To Smart Sensuality Women

Eye 1-4-15 | Rosie Huntington Whiteley For M&S | Lensed By Kai Z Feng | Helping UNICEF In Cambodia

Eye 1-2-15 | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Prada — the Feminist Who Became A Fashion Designer

Eye 12-30-14 | Spring 2015 | Designer Brands | Ralph Lauren

Eye 12-21-14 | Global Futures & Nature-Inspired Design | Global Food Supply | US & Climate Change

Eye 12-9-14 | Kate Middleton Art Muse | Taylor Swift 1989 | Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

Eye 11-9-14 | Neonics & Honeybees | Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing | Whole Foods For Honeybees

Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

Eye 10-25-14 | Berlin Light Show Will Commemorate The End Of Berlin Wall | South African Textiles That Bear Witness

Eye 10-19-14 Gisele Bundchen Chanel No. 5 Commercial | Kurdish Women Fighters  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Under Intense Pressure

Eye 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri

Eye 9-25-14 | UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri Leads UAE Air Strikes Against ISIS | Domestic Violence Tab Put At $9.5 Trillion Annually

Eye 9-23-14 Emma Watson On Feminism | Zaha Hadid On Architecture | Biomimicry at Blossom Tower

Eye 9-20-14 | Angelina Jolie To Direct ‘Africa’ | ‘I Am Eleven’ Documentary | Are Conservatives Happier In Liberal Countries?

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Eye 9-15-14 Richard Branson’s Unfulfilled Energy Pledge | G-Spot Science | Malala’s Attackers Arrested.

Eye 9-9-14 Violence Against Women | Scalia & Women’s Rights | Matrilineal Mawlynnong

Eye 9-8-14 | Clintons For Elephants | Organized Crime Deep In Ivory Trade | Clooney & Alamuddin WillWed In Venice

Eye 9/6/14 | Fast Food & Depression | Global Cool Neighborhoods | Liu Wen

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Maud Welzen Goes Gingham, Lensed By David Burton For Elle Italia March 2015

In the midst of winter’s doom and gloom — and nonstop snow if you live on the US East coast, model Maud Welzen springs out in gingham, a colorful Miss Modesty burst of joy styled by Carola Bianchi. Photographer David Burton snaps the breath of fresh air for Elle Italia’s March issue./ Hair by Leslie Thibaud; makeup by Cosetta Giogetti


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A Critical Need For Potassium-Rich Foods In Post-Menopausal Women

Potassium Deficit in Older Women

Researching every issue connected with muscular pain and increasing muscle strength in an effort to heal and repair the physical setback I experienced in 2014, potassium levels kept appearing as a major contributor to muscle health and efficient functioning. See Livestrong, for example.

The more I read about potassium, the greater its significance was to me in beating my gym injury and burn complications permanently. Just last week I accepted the fact that exercise alone would not put me back in high heels.

What Is Potassium?

Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte critical for effective motabolism, water and chemical balance in the body. Every muscle contraction, nerve impulse and regulated heartbeat requires the proper level of potasssium. Potassium deficiency has been linked to high blood pressure, kidney stones, osteoporosis, carbohydrate intolerance, stroke and heart disease.

There is no doubt that proper potassium levels are critical to keep our bodies functioning in a maximum state of wellness.

This excellent article in the San Francisco Chronicle defines potassium as being critically important for:

* Muscles and Nerves
* Water and Chemical Balance
* Acid-Base Balance

Daily Recommended Potassium Levels

In a study of 90,137 postmenopausal women over a period of 11 years, only 2.8 percent of women met the US Department of Agriculture daily recommendation of 4,700 mg of potassium daily. The World Health Organization’s daily potassium recommendation for women is lower, at 3,510 mg or more. Unfortunately, only 16.6 percent of women met this nutritional standard.

Read all the findings of this potassium study at Science Daily.

Anne repeats that she is not a nutritionist, but she is one smart cookie. Older American women are in a critical potassium shortage.

Note that 1) if you are researching potassium nutrition in various foods, it’s important to know whether the calculations are based on the USDA standard or the WHO. My own health goals for potassium are based on the 4,700 mg per day — which is darn difficult to achieve without supplements. 2) The potassium nutrition information fluctuates wildly from one source to another. Don’t ask me why, but the variations are 100% and on many foods.

Planning my own menus and daily potassium intake, I’m reviewing multiple sources for every food and looking for aggregate consistency around sources that I trust. In this article, I’ve posted potassium nutrition info from This information varies wildly from info at Web MD, coming from the USDA.

Potassium & Reduced Stroke Risk

The American Heart Association published a study in September 2014 confirming significantly lower risks of stroke and death among older, postmenopausal women who ate potassium-rich foods. The results were especially significant among women who didn’t have high blood pressure.

Relevant to me — someone not taking any blood pressure medication or suffering from high blood pressure — increasing potassium intake to recommended levels resulted in a 27 percent lower ischemic stroke risk and a 21 percent reduction in all stroke types. The results were signiciant but almost half these numbers for women already taking blood pressure medication.

Potassium & Bone Health

In January 2015, a study in the journal ‘Osteoporosis International’ named potassium salts as a key factor in preventing osteoporosis. In the UK, source of the study, one in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 will break a bone because of poor bone health. Once again, eating more fruits and vegetables and avoiding processed foods helps increase potassium intake in the body.

Potassium Rich Foods From

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Lara Stone By Willy Vanderperre In 'Touch the Sky' By Vogue US March 2015

Model Lara Stone wears the season’s towering platforms in ‘Touch the Sky’ styled by Tabitha Simmons. Willy Vanderperre captures the towering top model for Vogue US March 2015,/ Hair by Anthony Turner; makeup by Lynsey Alexander


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Summer Whites In 'Light Brigade' By Peter Lindbergh For Vogue US March 2015

Women of color beauties Leila Nda, Aya Jones, Imaan Hammam, Malaika Firth, Tam Williams and Kai Newman present crisp, feminine whites in ‘Light Brigade’, styled by Grace Coddington. Peter Lindbergh snaps the fashion fun for Vogue US March 2015.


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Natalia Vodianova Delights In 'Modern Heroines' By Ryan McGinley For Porter Magazine Spring 2015 

Top model Natalia Vodianova springs into fashion action, lensed living the good life by Ryan McGinley. George Cortina styles Natalia in easy, breezy crocheted whites for ‘Modern Heroines’, Porter Magazine Spring 2015. / Hair by Peter Gray; makeup by Dick Page


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Frida Gustavsson Knows 'It's A Jungle Out There', Lensed By Will Davidson For Glamour Magazine March 2015

Model Frida Gustavsson grabs her brilliantly-colored friend, preparing to jet off to exotic places in ‘It’s A Jungle Out There’, lensed by Will Davidson. Jillian Davison chooses crisp, safari-styled, neutral looks that don’t rival Mother Nature in Glamour Magazine’s March issue./ Hair by Dennis Lanni; makeup by Chiho Omae


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J'Adore: Ice Hotel, a Hot Travel Adventure

Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel

The story of Ice Hotel is unique. Each year, a new version of the ice hotel is created for the 50,000 visitors arriving between December and April.Ice Hotel has 55 rooms, an ice bar and even a chapel where 80 couples wed each year. Note that sleeping bads do come double size.

The only piece of last year’s hotel to reinvent itself is the chandelier. The idea of “transitory” is a growing concept in design, although Ice Hotel is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Located 120 miles into the arctic circle, Ice Hotel owes its existence to the huge blocks of fresh ice that are harvested each March and then stored in a freezing warehouse over the summer.

Perhaps not everything should be built to last “forever”, or to be permanent. Perhaps our relationship with nature is to live with her in some manmade “relationship” —  in this case a hotel —  and then the structure returns to nature. In this case — the hotel melts.

melolu’s entrance to Ice HotelThe most common form of this idea today is the “pop up store”, but we now have “pop up” restaurants, too. On the Internet, we have “pop up love affairs”. You get the idea. The concept is grounded in “living for the moment”, but also a more Zen-like idea of not wanting to possess everything, to take ownership of it.

Each year Ice Hotel features 15 art suites, constructed around the best original ideas submitted by graphic designers, street artists, architects and even musicians around the world. Once a jury decides the best 15, the artists travel to Lapland to work on their designs.

As for the four-hour Northern Lights Snowmobile Excursion with an evening meal, there are no words to describe the experience. ~ Anne

So here you go:

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