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Editor’s Note: Don’t Miss These April Offerings

Happy April, everyone! We hope you had a great month of March, spent time with family and friends, got those flowers planted in the garden and tried something new. In Dallas, we're all battling the spring allergens, a few early mosquitoes and frustrating temperature fluctuations that have us in shorts… Read more


Prime Women at Risk for Osteoporosis

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, a woman’s risk of breaking a hip due to osteoporosis is equal to her risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer combined. Studies suggest that 1 of every 2 females will break a bone in their lifetime due to this debilitating disease. Women over… Read more


Middlescence: Keeping it Together While Falling Apart

Oh, to be 16 again, with all the hormonal chaos, lack of self-confidence, mood swings … OK, perhaps not. But like it or not, life does sort of throw us back to adolescence, only this time, with much more life experience and some wrinkles. “Middlescence” is my name for perimenopause… Read more

Food and Wine

Party on a Plate: Alon Shaya’s Debut Cookbook and Marinated Soft Cheese Recipe

Marinated Soft Cheese with Herbs and Spices — It's just one of the delectable recipes in a new book from James Beard-award winning chef Alon Shaya, the former proprietor of acclaimed New Orleans restaurants Domenica, Pizza Domenica, and the Israeli restaurant Shaya. In 2015 he was named “Best Chef, South” in… Read more

Featured Destinations

Relaxing in the English Channel Islands

Off the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy, several small islands compose the archipelago of the English Channel Islands. They have managed to keep their cultural identity and specificities until now. Indeed, they are not part of the United Kingdom: they have been Crown dependencies since 1204, when mainland Normandy entered the… Read more

Food and Wine

Blue Cheese Quesadilla with Mango Salsa

I think you'll love this blue cheese quesadilla recipe. The sweetness of the mango salsa plays against the saltiness of the blue cheese for a delicious combination. Mango Salsa 1 mango, peeled and finely chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion 2 tablespoons finely chopped jicama or apple 2 tablespoons… Read more


Breast Cancer Diaries: The Beginning

We are beginning a series of journal entries from contributing editor Adrienne Lawler, chronicling her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. The following is the first in the ongoing series. 8th June 2017 Cancer is a funny thing. No really, it is. At least it is when you share the news with… Read more

Skin Care & Make-Up

Is It Normal… to Get Moles Out of Nowhere?

During your regular skin check (you do those, right?), have you noticed a new mole or two? You need to get that checked out. But before you become alarmed, let’s look at what the emergence of a new mole can mean. Why Is It Not Normal? Almost everyone has a mole… Read more