All-Female Tap Band Dance to Beyonce’s “Flawless”


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My daughter is a tap dancer, she’s in LOVE with these ladies, and has been repeatedly watching their videos….Ready for a little Friday dance break? Then check out the latest video from the sizzling all-female tap band – Chloé Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies -

The ladies, who last dazzled in their tribute video to Beyoncé’s “End of Time” (reaching over a half million views on Youtube) are back at it again with a dance video to a track from Beyonce’s new album mixed with their own signature sound!

Chloé Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies is the first female modern tap band – created to bring more awareness for and attention to the art form of tap, especially as it relates to women being at the forefront. In addition to their work with celebrities like Beyonce and Debbie Allen, the accomplished crew of women have made numerous appearances on national TV, in films, and stages around the globe pairing their fierce rhythms and fast footwork with feminine appeal!

The new video “Thank You, Beyoncé” features the five world-renowned female tap dancers who bring the classic to the current: founder Chloé Arnold, Melinda Sullivan, Sarah Reich, Maud Arnold, and Anissa Lee.  A Chloé and Maud Productions, the video is directed by Jeremy Jackson, choreographed by Chloé Arnold, and produced by Kaleena Rallis.

The ladies will next perform at this month’s D.C. Tap Fest (April 10 – 13) in Washington D.C. Along with special performances by Broadway performers, the event will pay tribute to Chloe and Maud’s life-long coach and mentor Debbie Allen. For more information on the DC Tap Fest, please visit http://www.dctapfestival.com/

Syncopated Ladies dance to Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been”

Syncopated Ladies dance to Beyoncé’s “End of Time

 Follow on Twitter/Instagram: @SyncLadies

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April 15, 2014 – 11:39 AM - | Posted in promotions | No Comments »

SPRING FORWARD AND MAKE YOUR FACE AND BODY FEEL LIKE WINTER NEVER HAPPENED WITH PRODUCTS FROM AURORA DEJULIIS SKINCARE


During the winter of 2014, most of the country was pummeled by near record breaking snow falls and freezing temperatures. Aside from school closings, shoveling driveways, and canceled flights, winter’s frigid temperatures wreak havoc on our skin. March 20th marked the official start of spring. Just as we spring clean our homes, we also need to spring clean our face and bodies. As New Jersey skincare specialist Dr. Aurora DeJuliis explains, “When it’s very cold, there is less moisture in the environment, this lack of moisture is compounded by wind, which blows moisture away from the skin. In a dry environment, water is lost from skin cells leaving skin feeling sore and chapped. Don’t assume that slathering on any moisturizer gives skin the hydration it needs. It’s not that simple. Moisturizers work in two ways, using two types of ingredients. There are humectants, such as hyaluronic acid and urea, and occlusives, such as paraffin. Humectants draw water from the lower levels of the skin – this comes from the water we drink – to rehydrate the upper levels of the skin, while occlusives have a barrier function to help lock in this moisture. Winter weather demands a moisturizer that’s heavier on the occlusives than your normal everyday moisturizer, making it more of a balm than a cream. It is especially important to pay attention to what type of moisturizer you are applying to your face. As Dr. DeJuliis explains, “The skin around the eyes is very thin, and when the air is cold and dry, you might well see an increase in fine lines in this area.” The following are products from Dr. DeJuliis’ skincare line that will give your bodies largest organ the TLC it needs for a spring tune up.

Chamomile Cleanser
Price: $35.00

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This gentle cleanser contains key ingredients to hydrate delicate skin.  This cleanser was designed to thoroughly, yet gently, cleanse the skin. Chamomile and vitamins A and E provide moisture and prevent irritation. Harsh environmental conditions with pollutants or irritated skin conditions can be soothed by this rebalancing cleanser.

Complex C Moisturizer
Price: $65.00

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This advanced vitamin C cream protects, hydrates, and conditions the skin without irritation. This formula also incorporates sodium chondroitin sulfate to calm redness and red marine algae to condition dull, sluggish skin. This moisturizer is good for all skin types.

Shea Butter Body Lotion
Price: $18.00

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This lotion is a perfect solution to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, increase hydration levels and improve skin thickness lost with age.  This body lotion incorporates the finest ingredients to renew delicate skin. Shea butter is renowned for its healing protecting and moisturizing properties. A mix of botanicals and Hawaiian red marine algae repair skin damage and improve firmness.

Soft Papaya & Pumpkin Masque
Price: $26.00

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This unique masque incorporates a special active papaya enzyme in a creme base to retexture and smooth the surface of the skin. Beeswax and avocado oil moisturize and hydrate to soften dry skin. Extracts of pumpkin seed and comfrey have clarifying and healing properties. Tapioca starch and Kaolin clay tighten the surface of the skin to clarify and condition. Japanese green tea acts as an anti-oxidant to reduce redness and irritation.

Meet Dr. Aurora DeJuliis, M.D.

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Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Dr. Aurora DeJuliis graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Rome in Medicine and Surgery. Her specialized training continued in Paris and Rome where she studied skin rejuvenation, cosmetic laser treatments, fillers and anti-aging modalities well before they were readily available in the United States.

For over 20 years, Dr. DeJuliis has been a leader in the fields of anti-aging, beauty, nutrition and aesthetic medicine. An anti-aging expert, she focuses on skin rejuvenation, cosmetic medicine and the “non-surgical face lift”. Utilizing her background in internal medicine, Dr. DeJuliis effectively cares for her client’s skin by uniquely complimenting cosmetic procedures with her vast knowledge of nutrition and diet. Dr. DeJuliis knows that the most effective way to take care of your skin is from the inside out.

Dr. DeJuliis is the founder and owner of The Aurora DeJuliis, M.D. European Medical-Spa located in Montclair, New Jersey. The spa was established in 1998 as one of the first medical spas in New Jersey. It offers a unique combination of state-of-the art, non-invasive cosmetic laser treatments with an anti-aging skincare focus.

In 2000, Dr. DeJuliis launched her skincare line, Aurora DeJuliis, MD. Dr. DeJuliis’ products use the best that nature has to offer with ingredients like soy, pumpkin seeds, chamomile, and avocado oil to transform your skin.

Dr. DeJuliis is an active member of the following professional organizations:

· American Society on Aging

· World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine; International Delegate

· American Society of Aesthetic Medicine

· American College of Nutrition

Dr. DeJuliis is also a representative of the prestigious World Society Interdisciplinary Anti-Aging Medicine

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April 14, 2014 – 10:48 AM - | Posted in Giveaways | 1 Comment »

Snacks to Boost Energy Naturally


Looking for snacks to eat throughout the day to boost your energy naturally? Raw foods like fresh tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, kale and sweet potatoes are easy to incorporate into satisfying snack recipes. Nutritionists have found that incorporating more raw foods into your diet will increase consumption of fiber, vitamins and minerals, aid in weight loss, and will increase energy levels.

Recipe developers from Excalibur Dehydrators (www.excaliburdehydrator.com) created healthy chip recipes below- a raw twist on the classic potato chip.

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Tomato Chips

Ingredients
8 Heirloom Tomatoes
½ tsp salt
½ tsp basil
½ tsp oregano
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions
Wash, dry and core tomatoes. Then slice tomatoes ¼” thick. Season tomatoes by sprinkling salt, basil, oregano and ground black pepper. Place vegetables in a single layer on Excalibur dehydrator trays. Dry at 155º F for 8 to 12 hours or until tomatoes become crisp.

Let tomato chips cool to room temperature and then store in an airtight container.

 

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Carrot Chips

Ingredients
1 carrot
⅛ tsp salt
½ tbsp melted coconut oil
½ tsp cinnamon

Directions
Wash and dry carrots. Then thinly slice carrots. In a bowl mix carrots, salt, melted coconut oil and cinnamon. Place carrots in a single layer on Excalibur dehydrator trays. Dry at 125º F for 6 to 10 hours or until carrots become crisp.

Let carrot chips cool to room temperature and then store in an airtight container.

 

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Barbecue Cucumber Chips

Ingredients
3 large cucumbers
1⅓ tbsp smoked paprika
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp mustard powder
¼ tsp cayenne

Directions
Wash and dry cucumbers. Then thinly slice cucumbers. In a bowl mix cucumbers and all seasonings. Place cucumbers in a single layer on Excalibur dehydrator trays. Dry at 125º F for 4 to 8 hours or until cucumbers become crisp.

Let cucumber chips cool to room temperature and then store in an airtight container.

 

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Nacho Cheese Kale Chips

Ingredients
1 cup cashews
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup filtered water
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tsp chili powder
½ tsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1 teaspoon pureed garlic (about 2 cloves)
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon ground cumin
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ pound stemmed curly kale
(about 1 ½ large bunches)

Directions
Soak the cashews in water for 4 to 6 hours.

Rinse and drain. To make the cheese sauce, combine the cashews, carrot, water, nutritional yeast, chili powder, lemon juice, salt, garlic, onion powder, cumin, and cayenne in an Omega high-performance blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Wash and towel-dry the kale and put it in a large bowl. Toss the kale with the sauce, making sure all the sauce is clinging to the leaves.

Place the leaves on Excalibur dehydrator trays covered with a nonstick sheet. Make sure that each leaf is separated from the others and none are on top of each other. This ensures that the leaves dry quickly and evenly. Dehydrate at 105°F until completely crisp, about 12 hours or longer

(Courtesy of Raw Food for Dummies by Cherie Soria and Dan Ladermann)

 

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Sweet Potato Chips

Ingredients
1 large sweet potato
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp dried rosemary flakes
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp paprika

Directions

Wash and dry sweet potato. Then thinly slice sweet potato. In a bowl coat sweet potato slices with lemon juice and olive oil. Then add dry ingredients. Place sweet potato slices in a single layer on Excalibur dehydrator tray. Dry at 125º F for 7 to 11 hours or until sweet potato chips become crisp.

Let chips cool to room temperature and then store in an airtight container.

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April 14, 2014 – 10:27 AM - | Posted in recipes | No Comments »

RIP The Ultimate Warrior 1959-2014


“Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe a final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper and something larger than life, then his essense, his spirit, will be immortalized.” – Ultimate Warrior

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Only 3 days after being inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame, the wrestling world has been shaken and saddened to learn that we have lost a legend so suddenly.

Warriors friends and family are in my deepest thoughts. His daughters are so young this is just so sudden and sad.

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April 9, 2014 – 1:11 AM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, WWE | No Comments »

Team TURBO Video Game & Sugar Cookies


IT’S TURBO TIME!

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Snail up for the next installment featuring five brand new episodes of DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo FAST (Fast Action Stunt Team) available now, only on Netflix!

Want to enhance your Turbo FAST experience? Get your hands dirty and bake the snail-licious Fast Action Stunt Team-shaped image008cookies below AND get in the driver’s seat – er, shell! – with the newest HTML5 adventure game, Savannah Slalom.

Savannah Slalom Video Game

Strap in for racing adventure in the great outdoors with Savannah Slalom — the newest HTML5 adventure game from Turbo FAST. Help Smooth Move race across the savannah, dodging hungry meerkats like Savannah Slalom as well as giant boulders and pick up diamonds for extra life or catch power ups from your pal Chet. Optimized for both Web and mobile, Savannah Slalom offers continuous racing gameplay, letting you earn points to level up as you image009go. Want to make it to the other side? Step on it! Play for free NOW at http://savannah.teamturbofast.com/.

Turbo FAST Cookies

All you need is food coloring, basic sugar cookie dough, toothpicks, mini marshmallows, colorful candy of your choosing, icing…and your imagination! Check out DreamWorks Animation’s Pinterest page for inspiration.

Turbo FAST is an outrageous, high-octane ensemble comedy series teaming the world-famous super-powered snail Turbo with his posse of adrenaline-junkie buddies to form the Fast Action Stunt Team (FAST). Together, they amp up everything to the extreme: extreme adventure, extreme challenges and extreme excitement. No matter how wild things get, the Fast Action Stunt Team always has each other’s backs. Snail Up! Anytime, anywhere, only on Netflix.

 

For more information, visit TeamTurboFast.com and Netflix.com/Turbo.

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