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Jay Hunter

JAY’S MAGIC Over fine New Orleans cuisine and a debate about the rise and fall of hip hop, Jay Hunter delighted Area Magazine with a chill as cool as the uptown breeze. With a versatile skill set that includes playing Arena football, teaching high school English and acting, Jay’s presence is taking center stage. His role as “Ian” on Tyler …

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Give It Up For The Hanleys

Having a great smile makes a statement and Drs. Marlon and Kalisha Hanley love helping their patients do so. Dental health has often been the elephant in the room. Dental health is considered important but takes a backseat to medical issues. Yet without knowledge, most citizens do not recognize that dental issues can lead to other issues such as heart …

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How Successful People Cope with Stress

  With Stress, Pressures and Public Exposures Stress is primarily a physical response to mood changes. During stress, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to fight or flight mode. This mode begins to release a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine to prepare the body for physical activity. These reactions are …

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RICO PARIS

With his Superman physique and dashing good looks, it’s easy to stereotype Rico Paris as soon as he walks in the door. You might try and dismiss him as “just another pretty boy,” but once you engage with the talented up-and-comer, that idea quickly fades. Paris Powell was born of African-American and Puerto Rican descent to two musician/singer parents, both …

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“Chopped” Lynette Thomas

Lynette’s Love When you see foods like smothered chicken, sweet potato pie, fried catfish and gumbo, you began to get the feeling of home. Louisiana is famous for its good food, fun and family. Louisiana has also produced some of the world’s finest chefs. Lynette Thomas is a great example of a fine chef from Louisiana who demonstrates that love …

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SHEBA TURK

” THE PRETTY POWERHOUSE “ As a native of New Orleans whose face brightens up the news at WWL-TV Channel 4 News, Sheba Turk commands attention in a fun and professional way. While wearing all black and a smile, positive energy and laughter are always present when Sheba is in the room. She can be seen delivering the latest happenings …

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MOTHER’S DAY

WHY WE CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY In 1911, Anna Jarvis successfully lobbied the U.S Congress to make Mother’s Day an official holiday. Her own mother was an activist who advocated for peace during the Civil War. After the death of her mother, Anna lobbied for a national holiday to all mothers. Every second Sunday in May, we set this day aside …

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You Don’t Have to Love Yourself Before You Can Love Someone Else.

“You need to love yourself before you can love someone else.” We have all heard this quote before. Everyone says that you’ll never truly love yourself if you are in a relationship. You will either change and the relationship won’t work out, or you’ll become some kind of shape-shifter and always be the person you think your significant other will …

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NEW CUPID

THE LINE DANCE KING Bryson Bernard, better known as Cupid, is a well-known and established artist born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. You can recognize him from appearances on “The Monique Show,” “Dr. Oz,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “Nancy Drew,” “Step Up 2: The Streets,” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show, “ combined with hits such as “Swing Around the Rosey,” …

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ALYICA JOHNSON

Entrepreneur and Overnight Success Merriam-Webster dictionary defines entrepreneur as one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. Entrepreneur also describes someone with enough energy and foresight to overcome any obstacle life throws at them. Alycia Johnson of Houma, Louisiana is a true entrepreneur. She is the creator of the wildly popular LAD boutique portable hair …

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