Posts in Miscellaneous
Recipe from My Travels: Iced Lavender Vanilla Latte

Here is my own rendition of an Iced Lavender Vanilla Latte. Enjoy this on a busy day at the office or when you’re relaxing in your home garden. No matter the situation, add a lavender boost to your favorite caffeinated beverage. After all, communicators need their caffeine -- am I right?

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Five Must-See Places in London

When my mom, my Ninny and I traveled to Paris in 2016, we proceeded the trip to France with an all-too-brief few-day stay in London before taking the chunnel to Paris. We loved it! London, I am coming back to you someday. Here are five of my favorite places in London-town.

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My Top 4 Children's Books To Help Prevent Summer Learning Loss

The National Summer Learning Association has a four-page PDF of recommended reading lists for newborns to children in 8th grade. In addition to this expansive and great list, I have some recommendations from my own childhood to share with you. Here are four of my favorite children's books.

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10 Ways to Fall In Love with Paris

The City of Light is my home away from home. Whether you’re traveling to Paris soon or are still in the planning stage, here are 10 ways I fell in love with Paris. And here are some tips on how you can experience your best version of Paris.

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The Positive Sides of My Anxiety

This May (and National Mental Health Awareness Month), I finally began telling my authentic story with anxiety and my love/hate relationship with it. All of who have a mental health disorder know the downsides to it. I’ve focused on the negative in order to know where my behaviors and belief systems were born inside my brain. Now, it’s time to acknowledge and celebrate the gifts my anxiety has given me in my almost 30 years on this earth.

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My Five Favorite Local Summer Spots

Summer getaways don’t have to take you far. HEre are some of our intern LeAnna’s favorite local summer spots in West Virginia and Ohio! From roller coasters to outdoor fun, her list has it all!

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What The Hospital Merger Could Mean For Our Citizens

The Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center merger may have more of an effect on the city of Huntington and more specifically the citizens of Huntington than many of us may realize. Our intern LeAnna Owens gives us a rundown.

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My Favorite Healthy Snacks That Are Great for Kids

I think the secret to feeding your kids healthy snacks is good old trickery 😉. Here are some of my favorite recipes to ensure your child gets a #GoodBeginning. Adults can also enjoy them, too! Here are three ideas to try with the kids in your life.

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Change Your Life With A Self-Care Routine

I’m not just another millennial “obsessed” with self-care. If I didn’t practice it in some form, my perfectionistic brain would usurp every one of my senses and leave me in an overwhelmed, crumbled heap of anxiety in my bed. Self-care isn’t just another buzzword created by millennials to help us forge our place in this world and to add to our master list of resolutions. It's more.

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A Lost Generation: The Affected Children of the Substance Abuse Disorder Epidemic of Huntington, WV

Huntington, West Virginia, has the highest rate of deaths due to substance abuse disorders in the United States, according to PBS. Though substance abuse has swept the nation, other cities have not been more affected than the city of Huntington. Our first-ever (!) intern talks about her experience with the epidemic.

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Make A Simple Apple Bread Recipe This Holiday Season

Nothing feels more like my childhood than immersing all six of my senses in recipes from bygone days. This family heirloom apple bread recipe will leave your heart (and belly) full. 

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#MeToo: Our Perspective on Sexual Harassment And Assault

Like most women in every generation and in every location around the world, I have dealt with sexual harassment. I’m tired of bottling my emotions and putting thoughts in journals only I can read. I’m ready to give to the greater good. I’m ready to teach the next generation about my experiences and how to better handle them. I’m ready to find my voice in all of this. So, #MeToo.

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Why I Switched From Apple to Samsung

After nine years and four iPhones, I decided I wanted the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Less than 24 hours after this purchase, I felt so inclined to blog about my experience with it. Read why I switched from Apple to Android. 

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The Little Leia: An Ode to Carrie Fisher

Thank you, Carrie, for being the universe's favorite princess, a role that you had a love/hate relationship with -- although it was mostly love. Thank you for your acting and writing talents, for your wit, charm, and resilience. Thank you for shining such a luminous light on the subject of mental illness and substance abuse and for fighting the stigmas that shape who we are, even when we don’t want them to do so. Thank you, Carrie, for showing little girls like me how to be just like you.

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Our Top 13 Apps of 2016

December is a natural month of reflection, with the ending of another year and the creation of goals for the next New Year. While the following apps will likely be staples of Hourglass Omnimedia in 2017, our 2016 couldn’t have been as productive without the inception of these apps into our overall daily activities and organization. 

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