Taking Self-Care Seriously

Self-care is a lost art.  With busy lives and even busier schedules, most people forget the importance of taking time out to spend some time with yourself.  Unfortunately, when you don’t take the time to do this, it can cause extra stress and keep you from being your best self.  We all need to make […]

Am I Rich?

BY ADELE CASANOVA What does it mean to be rich? How do we define wealth? Where and how we live will influence the answers to these questions.  Wealth can be defined by two measurements: standard of living and quality of life. Understanding the difference between the two can help us evaluate our true wealth. Standard […]

Safe Cosmetics

BY JAMIE LOBER Consumers are paying more attention to labels and what they put on their skin, hair, and faces.  The best shopper is a smart shopper.  Most women will go to great lengths to get glowing, radiant skin, but should never sacrifice their health or safety.  Fortunately, there are actions you can take that […]

ReDESIGNS by Ava: Does Your Home Need An Update?

“We have all heard how you can tell the year a woman graduated from high school by the way she wears her hair and makeup.  It is a dead giveaway if she is still wearing a poodle skirt and a flip; we know she probably grew up watching Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.” ~ JoAnne Lenert […]

Writers Who Read: Delicious Cookbooks

There are many benefits that come with summer: warmer temperatures, longer days, and more time outdoors. For most people, summer also includes having BBQs, cookouts, and eating outdoors. However, it can be tough to create a diverse menu for your summer event when the usual dishes are hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and more. For […]

All About Al Dente

When it comes to pasta, nothing can be more of a dish-killer than limp, lackluster and lifeless spaghetti, angel hair, penne – you name it! As a general rule of thumb with cooking, timing is everything! A pasta dish that is palette pleasing is neither undercooked nor overcooked. Get the timing off and you could […]

Piedmont Advantage Credit Union: People Helping People!

Money management is so important right now, and Piedmont Advantage Credit Union takes its role as educator, friend, and number one financial cheerleader just as seriously. People come first here, period! Like any healthy relationship, trust and communication are imperative, and here you’ll find both in plentiful supply, as well as inspiration to make your […]

Classic Dutch Baby

Imagine a large, fluffy pancake for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. It comes together in about five minutes and can easily impress (and feed!) a crowd. Season with cinnamon and vanilla for a classic taste or add Nutella and whipped cream for a late night sweet treat. This pancake variety may become a new staple […]

All Children Should Wake Up Safe, Ready and Supported

BY FAMILY SERVICES Winston-Salem has a lot to be proud of. In recent years, it has been hailed as: One of the 14 best places to travel in the U.S. Highest average growth in number of small businesses—tied with Charlotte and Austin 33rdof Best Large Cities to Start a Business 37thon the list of best […]

To Your Health: Bad Habits That Affect Your Health

In my recent articles, I wrote about things we can do in our lives that have a positive impact on our health. With the “Do’s” hopefully still fresh in our mind I’m going to now put up my “Don’t’s” that I believe to have the most negative effects on our long term health. In 1964 […]

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