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Are You A Tech Savvy Parent?

I walked into the living room to see my son playing on his XBox 360. With his headphones on and an intense look on his face, he was lost in a world filled with armed alien soldiers. Out of nowhere he said, “No dude, don’t go that way. Follow me.” Only he wasn’t talking to…

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Keeping it to Ourselves: The Taboo of Counseling

Every year, about 42.5 million American adults or 18.2 percent of the total adult population in the United States suffers from some mental illness, enduring conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. This 2012 data, compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), also indicates that approximately 9.3 million adults, or…

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Take Care of Those You Love

I never expected to bury my mother at only 67 years of age. My grandmother lived well into her 90’s and my mother’s older siblings are now in their 70’s and 80’s. I expected those longevity genes to impact her as well. However, I didn’t factor in that because my mother refused to go to a…

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IMAN: The Cosmetics Company That Cares

The Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis (WTFM) is this weekend and IGW and WTFM sat down and spoke to Cynthia Dones Promotional Events & Makeup Artistry Manager of IMAN Cosmetics about why their global company supports WTFM. IMAN Cosmetics was founded by retired supermodel, wife, mother, book author, and CEO IMAN. Launched in 1994, IMAN…

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Yoga: Relieve Stress & Breathe!

Are you considering starting a yoga practice? There are so many good reasons why you shouldn’t put it off any longer. The Mayo Clinic website highlights stress reduction, improved fitness and management of chronic conditions as health benefits of yoga. It was stress that brought me to the mat 10 years ago. I was working in…

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Iggy Azalea: White. Female. Rapper. So?

Don’t hate on Iggy Azalea simply because she is white. She is quickly becoming a household name and breaking records to boot. For over a year I have been looking for someone to give Nicki Minaj a run for her money simply because it bothers me that she is the only female rapper that the…

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Periodontal Disease: Protect Your Pearly Whites

Say CHEESE!  Have you ever watched movies that are set in the future?  Did you notice that the writers always show characters and extras with teeth and gums that are black and decayed?  As a dentist, the mouth is the first thing I notice when I see these futuristic movies.   I often wonder why the…