Could Red Light Therapy be the Fountain of Youth We’ve Been Looking For?

Could Red Light Therapy be the Fountain of Youth We’ve Been Looking For?

Red Light Therapy is becoming so popular right now. It seems like people cannot stop talking about it. I’ve seen these beds at tanning salons, the gym, and other hair and nail salons around town. I have enjoyed using them and noticed the benefits almost right away on my skin. Reduction of pores and acne have been great benefits for me, especially considering these have been lifelong struggles for me.  However, the benefits don’t end there. Red Light Therapy truly has so many benefits. And the research is still continuing. We don’t yet know the full benefits that it can offer us. We are also still learning about how to use it effectively.

What is Red Light Therapy?

Red Light Therapy gives your skin concentrated exposure to natural light. It is absorbed by the cells up to 10 millimeters deep. Originally used by scientists to grow plants, red light promotes the growth of cells. Red Light Therapy promotes energy in cells and prompts the cells to regrow and repair as related. You can imagine the good that this can do for our often dry and cracked skin.

What are the benefits of Red Light Therapy?

Red Light Therapy is found to have some of the following benefits for our skin:

  1. Wound healing and repairing of tissue- Repairing tissue can be helpful for so many things. Thing cuts, tears, scrapes, and other wounds. This light can help.
  2. Promote hair growth- I don’t know about you but I would love if my hair would grow. Red Light Therapy has been found to grow in patients who have alopecia (a disorder where the hair falls out). Treatment started as soon as the hair begins to fall out will be the most successful in regrowth. Unfortunately this cannot promote hair to regrow after it is dead because the light cannot enter the cell if dead. Please note that it can take approximately 2-3 months of consistent exposure to red light for the hair to begin to grow
  3. Treats carpal tunnel syndrome- A condition where the nerves are damaged, light therapy can be beneficial in treating it on a short-term basis. However, typically surgery is still required to fix it long-term
  4. Stimulate healing of wounds that typically struggle to heal, such as diabetic ulcers- Red Light Therapy even helps some of the deepest wounds that can take years to heal. Red Light Therapy can boost the skin’s ability to heal itself by 200%. This is a significant result
  5. Assist with Psoriasis treatment- Psoriasis is a skin condition that can affect people their entire life and Red Light Therapy can assist by reducing the lesions that it causes. Kim Kardashian has been very honest about her experience and use of Red Light Therapy to attempt to treat her Psoriasis
  6. Assist with pain and morning stiffness related to arthritis- this therapy is very soothing and can assist with some pain associated with Rheumatoid and other kinds of arthritis
  7. Improve complexion of skin- This is one of the most commonly talked about benefits of Red Light Therapy. It has been helpful in treating my acne and others have reported the same benefits
  8. Diminish wrinkles- By improving complexion in skin and building collagen, Red Light Therapy helps to diminish wrinkles. This is why it is so commonly talked about when discussing aging
  9. Fix skin damaged by sun- It’s no secret that sun damages the skin. This is why we should all use sunscreen daily. Red Light Therapy can help in long-term management of damage to the skin by the sun
  10. Prevent cold sores- It works to prevent reoccurring herpes related cold sores.
11. Diminish scars- Size and discoloration of scars are reduced by this light therapy. 12. Minor burns- this light therapy will send blood to areas that need it in order to heal, such as minor burns (think curling iron). 13. Sleep- it promotes the production of melatonin that the body uses to relax and go to sleep This is an incredible list. It is hard to imagine that this therapy could have such wide reaching benefits. And if so, why aren’t I doing it every day? The thought of having skin that looks youthful and healthy is appealing to most people. And it may help us all in many different ways to take the time to receive this treatment. There is also some, but mostly very little to none, evidence that Red Light Therapy may also help with the following conditions:
  1. Depression
  2. Detoxification for the body
  3. Boosting the immune system
  4. Reducing cellulite
  5. Weight loss
How to use Red Light Therapy?
             There are plenty of devices that you can purchase online to try at home. However it is unclear what the optimal amount of rays to receive are and because of this, a device at home may not offer the highest benefits that a professional device offers you. Professional beds can be accessed via tanning salons, spas, gyms, and other salons. You can Google to find the nearest and most affordable device near you. Unfortunately at this time insurance mostly does not cover the use of this therapy for health related reasons. This is likely due to the fact that research is still being conducted to show its benefits. What are some other kinds of light therapy? There are additional types of light therapy that may be worth exploring. They are as follows:
  1. Laser treatments- There are many different types of laser treatments that work to resurface the skin to fix acne, wrinkles, and other related conditions. To read more about laser treatments, read here!
  2. Natural sunlight- exposure to natural sun is crucial for the development of Vitamin D. It helps with overall health, protection against inflammation, lowers blood pressure, and assists with depression
  3. Blue Light Therapy- Violet or blue light is used as an alternative to other kinds of treatments. It assists with conditions that exist under the skin such as acne, hyperplasia, and enlarged glands. Blue light therapy can also be beneficial with depression
  4. Green Light Therapy- This can be extremely helpful in reducing chronic pain. For example, migraines. It also reduces inflammation to help manage pain
  5. Ultraviolet Light Therapy- this therapy offers treatment for neurosis, scalp diseases, sciatica, cramps, and others and has been being used for many years
So, if you’re looking for youthful and healthy looking skin, consistent Red Light Therapy or other light therapies may be for you! Please note that you should always consult your Physician or Dermatologist before starting a new skin routine. If you have wounds, acne, or Psoriasis and you haven’t tried it, Red Light Therapy may be the next step. And it may be the answer to remain youthful looking forever without surgeries and Botox! Can you imagine lacking wrinkles, scars, and any discoloration? Sounds youthful to me. Let me know if you try it and if it works for you. If nothing else, you can’t go wrong laying in a bed listening to music and feeling warm for 20 minutes or so. You have nothing to lose!

11. Diminish scars- Size and discoloration of scars are reduced by this light therapy.

12. Minor burns- this light therapy will send blood to areas that need it in order to heal, such as minor burns (think curling iron).

13. Sleep- it promotes the production of melatonin that the body uses to relax and go to sleep

This is an incredible list. It is hard to imagine that this therapy could have such wide reaching benefits. And if so, why aren’t I doing it every day? The thought of having skin that looks youthful and healthy is appealing to most people. And it may help us all in many different ways to take the time to receive this treatment.

There is also some, but mostly very little to none, evidence that Red Light Therapy may also help with the following conditions:

  1. Depression
  2. Detoxification for the body
  3. Boosting the immune system
  4. Reducing cellulite
  5. Weight loss

How to use Red Light Therapy?
             There are plenty of devices that you can purchase online to try at home. However it is unclear what the optimal amount of rays to receive are and because of this, a device at home may not offer the highest benefits that a professional device offers you. Professional beds can be accessed via tanning salons, spas, gyms, and other salons. You can Google to find the nearest and most affordable device near you. Unfortunately at this time insurance mostly does not cover the use of this therapy for health related reasons. This is likely due to the fact that research is still being conducted to show its benefits.

What are some other kinds of light therapy?

There are additional types of light therapy that may be worth exploring. They are as follows:

  1. Laser treatments- There are many different types of laser treatments that work to resurface the skin to fix acne, wrinkles, and other related conditions. To read more about laser treatments, read here!
  2. Natural sunlight- exposure to natural sun is crucial for the development of Vitamin D. It helps with overall health, protection against inflammation, lowers blood pressure, and assists with depression
  3. Blue Light Therapy- Violet or blue light is used as an alternative to other kinds of treatments. It assists with conditions that exist under the skin such as acne, hyperplasia, and enlarged glands. Blue light therapy can also be beneficial with depression
  4. Green Light Therapy- This can be extremely helpful in reducing chronic pain. For example, migraines. It also reduces inflammation to help manage pain
  5. Ultraviolet Light Therapy- this therapy offers treatment for neurosis, scalp diseases, sciatica, cramps, and others and has been being used for many years

So, if you’re looking for youthful and healthy looking skin, consistent Red Light Therapy or other light therapies may be for you! Please note that you should always consult your Physician or Dermatologist before starting a new skin routine. If you have wounds, acne, or Psoriasis and you haven’t tried it, Red Light Therapy may be the next step. And it may be the answer to remain youthful looking forever without surgeries and Botox! Can you imagine lacking wrinkles, scars, and any discoloration? Sounds youthful to me. Let me know if you try it and if it works for you. If nothing else, you can’t go wrong laying in a bed listening to music and feeling warm for 20 minutes or so. You have nothing to lose!

The 10 Most Anticipated Books to Read This Spring

The 10 Most Anticipated Books to Read This Spring

Reading in the spring and summer is one of my favorite sunny day activities! I love grabbing a new book and laying out with a cold drink and diving into a story and set of characters. Spring and summertime reading reminds me of being young and school being out and finally being able to push aside the textbooks and enjoy a plotline of my choosing. As we transition soon out of winter into a new season, here are some of the most anticipated books to read of 2019’s spring season! Enjoy!

Beautiful Bad

Annie Ward offers readers a seriously intense new book in Beautiful Bad. Maddie and Ian live a perfect life that any of us would be happy to have until an accident prompts Annie to attend therapy. Annie eventually reveals her anxiety and fear about her husband and the safety of their child, proving that even the most seemingly beautiful relationships can be tumultuous. Why is Annie so afraid and who is Jo from their past? You will have to pick this one up to find out.

My Lovely Wife

Set to release this May, Samantha Downing brings us My Lovely Wife. This is a story about a small town where young women begin to disappear. All of our nightmares, right? In Downing’s new book, one couple’s relationship begins to unravel as the agreements they made about their interaction with the woman who went missing didn’t unfold as planned. What will be the couple’s fate as local police start to learn more about what happened to Lindsay? You won’t want to put this one down.

Last Girl Lied To

Last Girl Lied To is one I personally can’t wait for from Laurie Flynn. Fiona and Trixie are best friends and obviously know everything about each other. As they should. But when Trixie disappears on a night they attend a party together, Fiona soon learns maybe she didn’t know everything. As she sets off to find the truth, she meets Jasper and Beau, whose relationships with Trixie complicate the story. This is an emotional ride and a thriller you won’t want to put down.

Optic Nerve

To be released April of this year, Optic Nerve introduces us to Maria. Maria, who lives in Buenos Aires, is a lover of art. She explores artwork, the artists who offer the work, and ultimately makes sense of her life through this lens. As she dives deeper into herself, how she creates meaning, and the relationship between one and one’s art or love of it, you may find yourself wanting to do the very same. Do you know where your local art museum is? This is Maria Gainza’s first piece of work to be translated to English. Enjoy!

City of Girls

City of Girls should be your next read! Vivian Morris is a 95 year old woman who tells us about her becoming. She takes us back in time to 1940’s New York City and Manhattan where she makes a mistake that leads to scandal, love, and ultimately, understanding. Read about how Vivian develops her unapologetic sense of identity and the freedom that comes with abandoning shame. Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book will be out in June and should be read by every young woman! Pre-order it now.

Meet Cute

Meet Cute is the spring read for you. Kaitlyn and Dax are an unlikely pair. He is a former actor and totally crush-worthy! She is a calm, rational, and average girl (but what really is average anyway?). Their relationship comes to a halt when he betrays her, but then he needs her help. What will happen when she offers assistance in his time of need and she finds herself enjoying him again? Will they reconcile or will he betray her again? If you’re a rom-com movie goer you will really enjoy this one from Helena Huntings!

Daisy Jones & the Six

Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones & the Six will be available in March of this year and it is one of the most anticipated books this spring! Daisy has the most beautiful voice and finds purpose, despite feeling broken, in singing and songwriting. When she meets Billy and joins the band The Six, things really take off! This is all based in the 1970’s and Daisy wants to experience everything about that decade- love, freedom, and drugs. A must pick up!

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a debut novel by Ocean Vuong that will be available in June of this year. It is a letter offering his family’s history to his mother who does not read. It offers information to her that she has never known and shows the true love she showed him as a single mother. It also offers an honest view into the intersections of race, class, and identity. This isn’t simply a story about survival, it’s a story of self-advocacy, love, and finding joy.

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls also introduces us to a strong child’s story. Madden develops relationships with other girls without fathers. In these friendships she finds the lifelines to face the painful environments to which she has been exposed. Hers is a story about the families that we are born to and the families that we create. It is beautiful and wild. It offers trauma and ultimately, forgiveness. The path to rebuilding is long but beautiful. T Kira Madden is unhinged in her debut memoir.

Caterpillar Summer

The bond between a young brother and sister is so important. Especially when their Mom works so hard and their Dad recently passed away. Caterpillar Summer introduces readers to Cat and her younger brother, Chicken. Cat has always taken care of him but when her Mom recognizes that she is struggling to do so, Chicken spends a summer with his grandparents. While there, Cat learns things about her family she has never known. And it turns out there are plenty of secrets to know. What will Cat do now that she has the information? And will it help her piece together her family?

What Is Sugar Rush From Tarte Cosmetics?

What Is Sugar Rush From Tarte Cosmetics?

This is the time of year that the doldrums set in.  We’re over Valentine’s Day and tired of winter. There is no better perk me up than exploring a new make-up line from a name we trust! Sugar Rush, from Tarte, is just the thing to brighten your day, it’s easy on your wallet, and gives you the peace of mind of being cruelty free and vegan. The packaging is ultra-feminine, and recyclable, in pretty shades of pink and purple pastels. The best thing is that there is no item over $30 and the products are small enough to pack for Spring break, girl’s night out, or to be used as party favors for a bridal party.

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The line includes 17 items, including Tarte’s 4-in1 Lights, Camera Lashes mascara mini. The scents, and the names, of the Sugar Rush line are as sweet as the name implies. There is a lip butter that smells like angel food cake (yum!) and body butter aptly named Cake Butter that smells like cake! Sugar Rush’s lip oils and balms are equally delicious. Their sheer lip oil mini, with its jumbo applicator, comes in a raspberry sugar cookie flavor while the Sugar Rush, Sugar Coat Velvet Liquid Lipstick Mini, in a wonderful neutral shade suited for anyone, has a sweet vanilla scent.

Let’s not forget the excitement in opening a new eyeshadow palette and Sugar Rush delivery! There are two palettes to chose from. There’s the Keep Calm, Sunnies on Eyeshadow palette and the Sweet Slice Eye & Cheek palette. Keep Calm is a desert hued palette of creamy shimmers and mattes that give you a beach glow that’s perfect in the boardroom or poolside. Sweet Slice has seven eyeshadows, three matte and three shimmers, and one blush. This palette comes in warm, rose hues with a dusty peach colored blush that creates the perfect sun-kissed look.

Sugar Rush can help you complete your look with the perfect scent. Sugar Spritz Body Spray and Vacay Day Fragrance Rollerball will have you smelling as fantastic as you look. Sugar Spritz comes in a fruity floral scent while Vacay Day combines the exotic scents of mandarin and jasmine into the perfect tropical scent.

What’s better than an affordable line of make-up that is cruelty-free, vegan, and comes in recyclable packaging? The same company having a way to scrub up and get clean! Sugar Rush not only has face wash and moisturizer but a cute dual-head face scrubber. One side has massaging nubs while the other has soft bristles that are prefect for lathering. This cute starred shaped brush pairs with Sugar Rush’s Squeezy Clean citrus fragranced facial cleanser. Finish off with Don’t Hate, Hydrate non-clogging moisturizer.

Whether you’re looking for a new shade of shadow, a sweet pick-me-up, or prepping for spring break, Tarte’s Sugar Rush sister brand has the perfect, and affordable option for you. 

The Liars of Mariposa Island Might Be Jennifer Mathieu’s Best Book Yet

The Liars of Mariposa Island Might Be Jennifer Mathieu’s Best Book Yet

If you haven’t yet heard of Jennifer Mathieu, you soon will.  Jennifer writes a lot about real people and real events. She’s written about slut-shaming and kidnapped brothers; she’s also written about high-school feminist movements.  

Currently, she is the author of four books: Devoted, The Truth About Alice, Afterward, and Moxie. Her most recent book, Moxie, is being made into a Netflix movie by Amy Poehler. (Add this to Netflix queue soon!)

Being a middle and high school English teacher, Mathieu understands the teenage experience better than most, and in her forthcoming novel, she combines realistic young adult experience with her own family’s immigration story.

Her fifth and forthcoming book, The Liars of Mariposa Island, is set to release on September 19, 2019. Pre-ordering is a thing—don’t forget!

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

But, since September is still a good ways off, here’s a rundown of the novel:

First and foremost, The Liars of Mariposa is a novel about family. With a multilayered narrative, and a timeline that jumps between 1986 and the 1950s/60s, the story traces the experiences of the Finney family.

The novel centers on the summer of 1986. Elena Finney is set to babysit the Callahans as they vacation on Mariposa Island for the summer months. With the arrival of the Callahans, Elena is provided an escape from her calculating, unstable mother. The summer of 1986 improves even more when she meets J.C., the new boy in town.

Elena’s brother, Joaquin, has similar sentiments about his mother and her manipulation. A recent high school graduate, Joaquin wants to move to California and find his father.

Elena and Joaquin are the novel’s primary narratives, yet their story is inextricably linked to their mother’s story. Their mother, whom both children struggle to understand and connect with, came to America as a teenager, fleeing the Cuban revolution.

Mathieu’s The Liars of Mariposa explores the complex dynamics of a family’s history, showing how a tangled web of lies can create destructive secrets. In the midst of the Finney family’s hidden history, they also discover the depths of true love.

According to Mathieu, the structure of the book is different from her previous novels, but this story is much more personal for her. During the 1960s and the reign of Fidel Castro, Mathieu’s own mother immigrated to the USA as a teenager.

The Liars of Mariposa will be released in September 2019—don’t forget to check it out! You can also read Mathieu’s other four novels while we anticipatedly await for the release of her newest book.

The Best Winter Workout Leggings

The Best Winter Workout Leggings

“I can’t wait to lace up my sneakers and trudge through an inch of snow, fall into a freezing mud puddle and slip on unforeseen ice and fall on my face!” said no one, ever.

Isn’t it hard enough just lacing up your sneakers? No one really wants to exercise in the wintertime, but it is one of the better seasons to kick start a decent cardio regimen. The air is crisp, there’s little to no competition for the nearest track or trail, and the over-abundance of wintertime desserts aren’t near as guilt-ridden.

The most difficult part of hitting the pavement in the winter (besides actually doing it) is arguably finding clothes to wear.  After all, you need to find clothes that will provide enough support, stamina and weather resistance while you’re making your butt and thighs look fabulous.

Through a little research I’ve found that there’s a list of bells and whistles that I’d like in my winter athletic clothes.  But, those features don’t’ always match what I’m willing to spend.

I mean, yeah, it’s nice to have a $100 pair of leggings that provide top notch quality and materials. But, it’s also nice to have an extra $100.

With that in mind, I decided to search for the perfect winter leggings based on three important factors.

The first factor is sizing.

Are the running pants created for people who aren’t just smalls and mediums?  Will they work for lots of types of people?

Second- quality and functionality.

Obviously winter leggings need to be made for winter.  If it’s cold, raining, or snowing, will you be soaked and uncomfortable? What other functionality do they have? Do they have at least one pocket? Are they high waisted, breathable, made of high quality?

Third, I’m looking for leggings that are affordable.

No, you might not be able to get the highest quality athletic clothes for $10, but are they worth $20, $30, or $50?

Based on those criteria here are some of the top leggings I found on Amazon.

These first leggings, are moderately priced which is nice.  They come in sizes up to XXL and there are 5 different designs to choose from, including an adorable marble pattern, which I adore because I will shamelessly waltz into a coffee shop post-workout and begin my “cool down” with a drink and a self-rewarded sit down.

These tummy control workout/running leggings reach all the way down your legs to protect those already sore calves and offer what they call a “4 way stretch”.

I should also mention they are non see-through so no need to be timid if you have to hit an extra hamstring stretch mid-run. Overall they hit all three of my most  important elements to buying winter running leggings.

Dragon Fit High Waist Yoga Leggings

$20.98-$22.98

This next pair comes in an unreasonable amount of choices and is highly affordable. This might be my favorite out of the three I’m comparing because not only does it fulfill my list, it supplies more than enough features.

Suggesting to order up one size from what you would normally buy might be good advice for lots of this style and they offer up to large, so for my plus size sisters, there are plenty of other options but they may just surprise you and if you decide to buy one of each style, just send these back in exchange for another.

I am that confident that out of these three you will find at least one that works beautifully for your shape and lifestyle.

They are specifically designed for winter weather with moisture wicking, heat retention and thermal heat adaption. 

I also am really into the fact that they have a skirt with attached leggings option which you don’t see all the time.

Lastly, a really neat part is that it’s made of anti-microbial deodorization fabric ‘cause a girl be sweating and no one needs to smell anything other than MAYBE my coffee breath when it’s all said and done.

TSLA Women’s Thermal Wintergear Pants

$9.98-$16.98

The last pair is a trusted brand and made for runners and cyclers alike.

I enjoy the addition of reflective pieces and the zippers just to supply another option for breathability and so you’re not having to sit, lie down  or grunt as you peel them off when all you want to do is start your shower.

They are fleece on the inside and that has me really wanting them for winter. All the options are for different accents and not colors of the actual pants but who really cares more about that than if they are excellent for winter circumstances?

All in all, a very good, mid-range priced pair of running tights that will probably last for the next few winters considering their style, makeup and comfortability.

Baleaf  Thermal Fleece Athletic Running Cycling Tights

$21.99-$36.99

Winter Is Coming And So Is A Game Of Thrones Inspired Makeup Palette By Urban Decay

Winter Is Coming And So Is A Game Of Thrones Inspired Makeup Palette By Urban Decay

“Winter Is Coming!” and this time it’s here to stay, or should we say, it’s here to slay. The month of April is delivering two gems for Game of Thrones fans.

Although the HBO Series is coming to an end with its last season, Urban Decay recently announced a Game of Thrones inspired makeup collection. The brand took to social media to announce the launch and while there is limited information, fans are excited.

Urban Decay teased fans with a couple of previews of what to expect in the palettes and gave a few snippets of the inspiration. Some of the colors in the palettes are inspired by the team’s favorite places in Westeros as well as the women of the Seven Kingdoms.

While the details are limited, one thing is clear: these looks are bold. The Urban Decay team showcased two models on their Instagram, one wearing a glittery copper color and another wearing a vibrant berry color on her lips.

The Urban Decay and GOT  partnership is something many people didn’t know they needed until now.

Working with the theme of “When Worlds Collide”, this makeup palette may be the cure to all Game of Thrones broken hearts once the series is officially over.

“When you play Game of Thrones you win or you die” and with this new collaboration, all fans are indeed winning.

Urban Decay is releasing more details and new snippets of the Game of Thrones makeup palette collection on their social media every Friday. Set a calendar reminder and get ready to take your seat on the throne with some poppin’ Targaryen-inspired eye shadow.

Marlene King Reveals The Perfectionists Will Be Full Of Enough Mystery To Satisfy The Original PLL Fans

Marlene King Reveals The Perfectionists Will Be Full Of Enough Mystery To Satisfy The Original PLL Fans

It’s a good time to be a ‘Pretty Little Liars’ fan, the suspense is never ending and a new thrilling spin-off is coming to ABC’s Freeform network. If you’re a fan of the original show then you know the search for ‘A’ was a nonstop rollercoaster. Get ready to put on your best sleuthing outfit because there’s a new batch of ladies with secrets to spill and clues to drop.

The spin-off show, ‘The Perfectionists’ is diving head first into another murder mystery. This time with a few changes, like a new rendition to the theme song, the tone is much darker. If that’s not enough to send chills down your spine, Freeform has already released the first look into the show’s opening. Viewers are introduced to new characters as they’re seen walking with no end in sight. So many questions and yet, not enough answers just yet but fans are able to let their minds wander.

Full of more secrets and clues, the showrunner, Marlene King revealed in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, “In every episode, there will be one shot [in] the intro that is an Easter egg of something that’s to come in the episode.”

 

If fans of the original PLL know anything, it’s to expect the unexpected when it comes to the town of Beacon Heights. Nothing and no one is off limits and while murder is the ultimate plot, some things don’t die off.

That’s right, expect to see the infamous ‘A’ throughout the series plotting her next move throughout the series.

 

Get ready to gear up PLL army because the mystery and murder have only begun.

What Is Leaving and Coming to Netflix in March

What Is Leaving and Coming to Netflix in March

Everyone knows that Netflix is on top of their game right now! I mean, be real, how often do you spend your Sunday binge watching the newest Netflix original? I know I always click the Yes button when Netflix asks me if I’m still watching. Regardless if you are a binge watcher or just catch the occasional show or movie, you should know what’s leaving Netflix this month and what’s coming to Netflix this month. You may even find yourself planning accordingly.

There’s so many new options coming to Netflix this month that we couldn’t possibly feature them all, so here’s our favorite picks:

Queer Eye Season 3

If you haven’t cried watching someone turn into who they want to be then do you even have a heart? The third season for Queer Eye will undoubtedly bring us bigger and better transformations than the previous two seasons. Make sure you catch up before Season 3 starts.

The Notebook

“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird” will always be the first quote I think of when I think about love. And Ryan Goseling doesn’t hurt. You may find yourself begging your boyfriend to watch with you because The Notebook is coming back! And if you’re a first timer, get ready to witness the love story for the ages.

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

New friends spend an interesting night together navigating past loves and drunk friends. As the night comes to an end, how will they end it?

Amy Schumer Growing

If you’re not following Amy Schumer’s pregnancy journey on social media, what are you even doing? Amy brings us a hysterical look at her life and her experience while expecting. This is a must watch!

Additional titles coming to Netflix this month include:

  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Tyson
  • Wet Hot American Summer
  • Winter’s Bone
  • Your Son
  • Disney’s Christopher Robin
  • Girl
  • If I Hadn’t Met You
  • Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3

Here’s a list of what’s leaving Netflix this month (RIP):

  • Bruce Almighty
  • Fair Game – Director’s Cut
  • Ghostbusters
  • Ghostbusters 2
  • Hostage
  • Pearl Harbor
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Cider House Rules
  • The Gift
  • The Little Rascals
  • United 93
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Eighteenth Year
  • Drop Dead Diva: Seasons 1-6
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • Click
  • Baby Mama
  • Charlie St. Cloud
  • Role Models
  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
  • Party of Five: Seasons 1-6
  • The Real Ghostbusters: Seasons 1-5

 

I hope you’re not too bummed about the movies and shows that are planning to leave Netflix. I do have to say that we are seriously sad about the loss of Beauty and the Beast. That being said, there are some great new ones being added. I know I’m already planning to pop some popcorn and invite some friends over for a movie marathon. Let us know what you’re most looking forward to watching by commenting below!

Here’s How You Can Get Paid To Get A New Job

Here’s How You Can Get Paid To Get A New Job

To encourage more high demand jobs in a local town, one community grant changed the game for those seeking a career in aviation.

After receiving a grant for $500,000 from the Wichita Community Foundation, WSU Tech created opportunity to move more individuals to the city for work opportunities.

The creation of a new aviation program is on the rise and aims to break barriers and provide opportunities for individuals in Wichita, Kansas.

What’s even better is that the program will pay you to move to Wichita and participate in their program, what more could you ask for?

The Promise MOVE Program at WSU Tech is offering opportunities for individuals to gain hands on experience in the aviation field and guarantees job placement upon completion.

After a successful launch, the program is preparing for its second year of the aviation program and making it easy for all applicants and future students. In addition to relocation costs, the MOVE Program is a scholarship that will handle tuition and fees costs and living expenses during the program.

With companies like Spirit Airlines announcing an opening for more than 1,000 jobs, Wichita is providing a solution. Making sure that students have not only the opportunity but also gain the knowledge, the MOVE program is bridging the gap and bringing students closer to the opportunity to land a rewarding career.

With massive success in the first year of the MOVE program, all 50 participants were offered jobs with Spirit Aerosystems as well as Textron Aviation.

The school is keeping the scholarship and program going to encourage students to seek nontraditional careers. “This fall the only program eligible for the new scholarship will be aviation sheet metal mechanic, said WSU Tech spokesman Andy McFayden. The school hopes to expand the initiative to include other programs such as CNC machine operation, composite fabrication, surgical technology or dental assistant.”

This program will not only help connect students with an aviation career but also promote economical acceleration of the city. By recruiting individuals from other states and cities and paying for their expenses, WSU is eliminating a major barrier and removing excuses from why a person may not consider Wichita to propel their career forward.

If you’re interested in the aviation field and ready to pack your bags for Wichita, Kansas, apply for the program or request more information about the program by using this form.

These Are The Top Apps To Make Friends in 2019

These Are The Top Apps To Make Friends in 2019

Whether you’re going away to college, or starting a job, moving to a new city is a terrifying endeavor. The hardest part of moving though, is leaving behind the people you love.  After all, if you’re an introvert like I am, those friendships were not earned lightly. And even if you’re an extrovert and making new friends comes easily to you, there’s a good chance your new environment is going to put some stress on your time and your ability to get out there and shine.

Regardless of the situation you find yourself in, prioritizing new friendship is a great way to make your move easier. And, with the advent of technology what better way to expand your social circle than with an app? So,  without further ado, here are 10 apps that are perfect for making friends in 2019!

Bumble BFF

Bumble BFF is the same concept as the original Bumble app, but just for platonic friendships.  You make a profile with photos and a short bio, as you would for Bumble, and you swipe left or right on potential matches. The big difference between the apps is that for Bumble BFF, starting a conversation isn’t gendered, so it can be on either person to make the first move before the match expires. I tried Bumble BFF and unfortunately there weren’t any BFFs within 30 miles.  When I opened it up to 50 miles and 100 miles I had about 10 people to swipe through before I ran out. This doesn’t mean you won’t be successful using it if you live in a larger city though!

      Cost: Free

      Platforms: iOS, Android

Meet My Dog

Turn your pup into a way to socialize with Meet My Dog! Your pet could be an easy option for making new friends, and it certainly gives you a topic to break the ice with. Meet My Dog works like a social network for canines, although their owners have to fill out all the profile information.

      Cost: Free

      Platforms: iOS, Android

We3

If a one-on-one makes you feel too awkward for the first time meeting a new friend, go for safety in numbers with the We3 app.  This app connects you to two new people rather than just one. Similar to other apps, you set your own interests and swipe through potential friends in your surrounding area, and create your “tribe” of 3.

      Cost: Free

      Platforms: iOS, Android, PC

Friender


Friender is an activity focused app, so you create your profile based on activities you enjoy. Only users with at least one common interest will be suggested for you. This app only suggests users who live in your area.

      Cost: Free

      Platforms: iOS

 

Hey! VINA

Hey! Vina is a women-only friend-finding app. You swipe to find matches. In this case, however, you’re looking for platonic friends based on shared likes and interests, rather than partners whose profile pictures catch your eye.  

      Cost: Free

      Platforms: iOS

Meetup

Meetup is an app based on attending events, rather than meeting people. But the two definitely go hand-in-hand. Chances are, if you attend events, join a local club or class of your interest, you will meet people that you can build a friendship with! The number of events and activities the app covers is impressive. Many of the events are free, although some charge for attendance. The freemium app costs nothing if you plan to attend Meetup events, but if you want to organize your own, you’ll have to start paying $9.99 a month.

      Cost: Free – $9.99/month

      Platforms: iOS, Android

Nextdoor

Maybe your best friend is living only a few doors down from you. The Nextdoor app aims to connect you with your neighbors. You start by putting your address in, and then get in touch with people near you by such things as getting involved in local events, finding babysitters, and putting up classified listings.

      Cost: Free

      Platforms: iOS, Android

 

Rendezwho

Rendezwho is a very focused app. This app aims to match you with that one friend you are really going to connect with, regardless of where you live. It includes results from all over the world. You can use messages, GIFs, and quizzes to see if you can find your new best friend.

      Cost: Free – $0.99

      Platforms: iOS, Android

Patook

Patook connects people through relying on a points system. Once users create their profile, they are asked to rank various traits (gender, interests, languages, etc.) of their preference. The app then matches you with those who accumulated the most points based on the traits you ranked. In order to connect to a person, the user can either send an anonymous message or both users must mutually rank each other. Along with finding people who match with what you consider important, there are also public discussion boards that are seen in reference to your location.

      Cost: Free

      Platforms: iOS, Android, Mac, Pc

Peanut


Peanut is a new app for mothers to meet other mothers, founded by Michelle Kennedy, who worked at the dating app Badoo before giving birth in 2013. She felt very isolated as a new mother, and wanted to find people who felt similar feelings and understood what she was going through. Postpartum depression can make women feel especially alone, so it is great to have an app where they can connect with someone navigating through the same emotions.

      Cost: Free

      Platforms: iOS, Android

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