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Balance Heavy Holiday Meals with Bitter Dark Leafy Greens

Holiday CookingBitter Greens such as kales, collard greens, arugula, mustard greens, and dandelion greens, are not only amazing nutritional powerhouses, but they greatly aid digestion, reduce sugar cravings, help metabolize fats, and work many other magical, healing effects on the human body.
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NOV
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Hop on Board All Things Rail in California

1073870Since the early days of the Gold Rush to the present, trains have played an integral part in Californian transportation – advancing the development of the West and making it the one of the most eminent regions of the United States today. Commemorate this rich history of railroading by embarking on off-the-beaten-track expeditions and perusing locomotive-inspired exhibitions that accurately capture the essence of “trainsportation.”
 
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NOV
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No-stress holiday entertaining tips and tricks

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A holiday party is a wonderful way to celebrate the season with friends and family. However, no matter how big or small the guest list, hosting the event can turn stressful fast. Before you know it, your holiday gathering has become more frustrating than festive, and you're suddenly feeling like a Scrooge.

With a few tips and tricks, you can easily host an impressive holiday party without the fuss. From easy appetizers to elegant ambiance, try these five stress-free ideas for creating a memorable event:
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NOV
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Turn Thursdays into together time this holiday season!

ss dinnerWithFriendsHoliday busyness can occupy your weekends, making it difficult to find time to prepare and share a special meal. Instead, why not commit to making Thursday evenings special throughout the season? Instead of trying to do one more thing on the weekend, organically fit together-time into Thursdays, and fill the evening with your closest friends, TV shows, board games or other favorite entertainment — and don’t forget your favorite foods!
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NOV
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Tips & Tidbits: Mai's Cafe

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If you didn’t already know, Main Street in Ventura is very long. East and West Main Street are separated by Ventura Avenue, right past the mission. The section of East Main Street from the Main Street exit has more older buildings and another lane to the street making it seem more open, busy, and accessible to the mall and residential housing. Exiting California Street is considered more “downtown” with it slowing down to one lane, lots of shopping and dining, as well as holding various events and festivals.
 
Another lost article found, originally posted in August 2010
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NOV
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3 tips for a more flavorful holiday meal

29933108Holiday gatherings and backyard barbecues have a lot in common as they are occasions for gathering and for eating. And for both, successful execution of a shared meal means preparing what everyone likes and preparing it perfectly.
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NOV
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Holiday entertaining tips guaranteed to help hosts impress guests.

29922437The holiday season is packed with social events big and small. What makes some more memorable than others? The extra thought and special touches from the host or hostess.
 
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NOV
11
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SPARKLING WITH EXCITEMENT FOR BAGS, BLING & BUBBLY 2016!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County’s (BBSVC) 8th Annual Bags, Bling & Bubbly champagne luncheon was held last month at Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo. The stylish event, benefiting BBSVC, had an amazing array of new designer and vintage handbags, jewelry, and accessories available for purchase or by auction.
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OCT
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Fabulous fall hair in 4 simple steps

4simplestepsThe weather changes associated with chillier seasons can wreak havoc on hair. As leaves turn and flakes begin to fall, there's no need to worry about fly-aways, dry strands and lifeless locks.
These five simple tips from Suave Professionals Celebrity Hairstylist Leonardo Rocco will help you keep your hair looking like a million bucks throughout autumn, all while staying on budget.
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OCT
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Make brunch 'eggs-citing' this fall

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Spice up your brunch with these egg dishes inspired by Mexican cuisine
 
Eggs, they're the superstars of your fridge.
 
Delicious on their own, or the perfect addition to a salad, skillet or even breakfast tacos, their versatility makes the possibilities truly endless.
 
And as families today are choosing fresher, unique ingredients to inspire their own ethnic dishes at home, eggs are a perfect choice. They are especially prevalent in Hispanic cuisine - and are a celebrated ingredient in a variety of Latin dishes from around the world, such as traditional Spanish flan, to Brazilian feijão tropeiro to Mexican huevos rancheros. It's no surprise that eggs pair beautifully with the brightly-colored, bold ingredients often found in Latino cuisine.
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