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Eye 3-15-15 | Blake Little Honey People | Vertical Farming In Newark, NJ | Honey Harvest Revolution

Eye 3-12-15 Industry City in Brooklyn | London Top City For Super-Rich | Bottega Veneta Opens Home Palazzo

Eye 3-8-15 | President Obama Selma Address Full Text | Stephen Somerstein ‘Freedom Journey 1965’ Images | Stefan Sharff’s Documentary Of 3rd Selma March

Eye 2-21-15 | A Digital Tizzy Erupts Over Emma Watson & Prince Harry Rumors | Karlie Kloss Hangs Up Her Victoria’s Secret Wings

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?

Eye 9-17-14 | US Poverty & Child Development | Stella McCartney’s Green Carpet Collection

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

Eye 9/3/14 | Dr. Patricia Wright’s Lemurs | Low Carb Diet | Spinach Aids Weight Control

Eye 8/31/14: Global Warming | New Tesla Electric Battery | Elephant Slaughter

Eye 8/29/14 Women In Tech Abrasive | Shakira Pregnant | Abortions At Home

Eye 8/27/14: Beyonce’s Feminism, Moms Against NRA, Women Newscasters, Kurdish Women Soldiers Face ISIS

Eye 8/26/14 SunGlacier | Windowless Jumbo jets | What Is Plagiarism

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Saturday
Mar142015

Karen Elson In 'Blooming Glory' By Marcin Tyszka For Vogue Thailand March 2015

Top model and totally fab redhead Karen Elson looks sharp and spectacular, styled by Yann Weber in bohemian looks for ‘Blooming Glory’. Photographer Marcin Tyszka is behind the lens for Vogue Thailand’s March issue.

 

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Friday
Mar132015

Alessandra Ambrosio Is Supermama, Snapped By Patrick Demarchelier For Glamour US April 2015

Victoria’s Secret Angel and Supermom Alessandra Ambrosio is snapped by Patrick Demarchelier, frolicking with kids Anja and Noah. Jillian Davison styles the Brazilian beauty in warm weather, globetrotting, effortless pieces from Dries Van Noten, Chloe, Stella McCartney and more for Glamour US April 2015./ Makeup by Fulvia Farolfi; hair by Teddy Charles

 

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Friday
Mar132015

Nidhi Sunil In 'Summer Kind of Wonderful' By Porus Vimadalal For Verve India March 2015

Bangalore (India) model Nidhi Sunil was studying law at Rune’s Symbiosis College when she was scouted and ended up meeting Elite Model Management. Nidhi says that being ‘dusky’ is not a drawback for getting jobs in the Indian fashion industry, that she has gotten assignments because of her skin colour. However, she is limited in the TV commercial and music video world, because they prefer a lighter skin tone, in Nidhi’s own words.

Nidhi Sunhil is lensed by Porus Vimadalal with styling by Chandni Bahri in ‘Summer Kind of Wonderful for Verve India’s March issue. / Hair and makeup by Sonam Chandna

 

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Friday
Mar132015

Carolyn Murphy Is Easy Breezy By Matt Jones For Elle Italia April 2015

Top model Carolyn Murphy is lensed by Matt Jones in a carefree, spring breeze editorial for Elle Italia April 2015. / Hair by Marco Braca; makeup by Maria Seccia

 

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Sunday
Mar082015

Malaika Firth In 'Roam If You Want To' By Boo George For Neiman Marcus Spring 2015

Model Malaika Firth welcomes spring in ‘Roam If You Want To’ Lensed By Boo George for Neiman Marcus Spring 2015.

 

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Tuesday
Mar032015

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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Sunday
Feb222015

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 WHFoods.org. 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 WHFoods.com

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