When “Say Cheese!” doesn’t work, try these ideas for a flawless photo shoot By Sydni Ellis Saying “cheese!” rarely works. Getting the perfect family photos seems to take a Herculean effort, which is why the professional pictures I have with my four- and two-year-old’s feature their M&M-stained lips and Buzz Lightyear toys. At least they’re smiling, right? While family photos are by definition unpredictable, there’s a fair amount of pre-planning you can do to help the experien
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Meet this months featured #LMPetClubMembers! Vegas, Harry, Molly, Rex, Boots MacTavish, Rico, and Scarlet. We love it when our readers share their furry friends! To join the club, visit LivingMagazine.net/pet-club. Send your pet’s name, your name, your address, and a clear photo of your pet. They might just turn up in a future issue of Living! Vegas is an eight-year-old blue and gold macaw who delights us every day. She says many things, some of which include “It’s dewicious!
THAT’S MAKING US SAY “WE LIKE IT!” THIS MONTH BY HEATHER WITHERSPOON HEAT IT UP! You’ll be wonderfully surprised by the refreshing kick of Republic Spirit Blends Jalapeño Lime Mixer. Don’t be fooled by the cool bottle, this mixer is hot! Mix some up for yourself with Republic Spirit Blends Jalapeño Mule recipe. Ingredients
1 oz. Republic Spirit Blends
Jalapeño Lime Mixer
1 oz. Vodka or Tequila
2 oz. Ginger beer Instructions
Stir together and serve over ice. PRICE VARIES, SPIR
THE INS AND OUTS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS BY CHRISTI BLEVINS According to the American College of Prosthodontists, around 178 million American adults are missing at least one tooth, while approximately 40 million Americans have no teeth. It’s no wonder that dental implants are growing in popularity. THE ABCS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS (SORT OF) The Actual implant comes first. This is a metal post that replaces the root of a missing tooth. It is placed in your jawbone to provide a base for
Funding your academic future is possible if you get started early and identify where to look for aid BY PETE ALFANO The fashion-conscious know the cost of a new wardrobe often depends on whose name is on the label. But that potential sticker shock doesn’t compare to a college graduate’s cost of a cap and gown. This price tag can exceed $200,000. Nowadays, there is a high price to pay for higher education as costs continue to soar, leaving many graduates saddled with debt as t
THERE ARE A LOT OF OPTIONS FOR NEW ROOFS BY CHERYL ALEXANDER If you’re in the market for a new roof, too few options will not be a problem. New technologies and innovations now make it possible to have just about any look you desire, no matter where you live. When choosing roofing materials, consider the following questions: How heavy is this material? Does it require special framing? Does it come in a variety of colors and styles that complement your home? Does it meet the f
WHICH BREAST PROCEDURE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
BY MIMI GREENWOOD KNIGHT If you’re like most women, when you stand before the mirror, there are things you’d like to change. If it’s your breasts that have you less than satisfied with your shape, you’re not alone. A recent study reported in The Journal of Body Image found that of 18,541 women surveyed in 40 countries, nearly half said they wanted larger breasts, more than 20% said they wanted smaller breasts, many wished to change the
PARENTING YOUR COLLEGE-AGE CHILD BY MIMI GREENWOOD KNIGHT As I raised my second, third, and fourth child, I always thought I’d know how to handle each developmental stage since I’d already been there, done it. But each time, I was surprised to realize how little I knew, remembered, and understood. Of course, my four children were remarkably different. Haley O’Hara, our first and therefore (we tease her) “experimental child,” was easy and compliant, eager to do the right thing