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Integrate your health: Cooking Oils

In Dr. Nicole Cotter, Health and Beautyby Lola Magazine

Heat pan. Add oil. Cook food. It’s that simple, right? Nope. The type of cooking oil you choose affects not only the flavor but the safety of your food. Cooking oils also vary widely in their effects on our health. Oils have a smoke point, the temperature at which the oil literally starts to smoke. At this temperature, the oil will start to break down and can change the taste of the food and release toxic byproducts. It is, therefore, wise to choose a cooking oil based not only on …

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Express Yourself: Be Bold this Halloween Season

In Brittany Strickland, Hannah Whittington, Health and Beautyby Lola Magazine

The Fawn Before we begin, I want to say you can do this look with your everyday makeup. Therefore, it’s ideal for a last minute Halloween costume! Start by doing your normal foundation routine. You’re then going to heavily (and I mean HEAVILY) apply contour on your cheekbones, temples, and sides of the neck. You also want to shade the sides of your nose. Now, use a black liquid liner to fill in the bottom of your nose to mimic the shape of a deer’s. Apply black lipstick (or black …

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Fashion Fades, Style is Eternal

In Brittany Strickland, Fashion, Jarrett Warrenby Lola Magazine

Photography: Brittany Strickland and Jarrett Warren Styling and Clothing: Sarah Lyles with Skeleton Key Vintage and Summer Swearingen with Bullets & Butterflies Vintage Location: A special thank you to Shreveport Scottish Rite The Shreveport Scottish Rite Cathedral is available for rental for special occasions such as weddings, receptions, banquets and business meetings. The spectacular architecture of our unique building will enhance your event, making your special event a lasting and treasured memory for you and your guests. We have a catering staff to assist with all your culinary needs. An …

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Erasing the Stigmas of Dyslexia & ADHD: Just the Facts Without All the Hype

In Donesa Walker, Kiddosby Lola Magazine

Just hearing the labels ADHD or Dyslexia for some gives them chills and anxiety, but the truth is that everyone has cognitive skill differences and the knowing is half the battle. Cognitive skills are the thinking skills we use every day to make sense of the world around us and they control everything we do from breathing to memory. When there is an inefficiency in these skills, we often end up with labels such as ADHD or Dyslexia just like when the body inefficiently manages our blood sugar, we end …

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You Are Cordially Invited to Join: Community Reads

In Community, Kristi Gustavsonby Lola Magazine

A book club led by Community Foundation of North Louisiana Written by Kristi Gustavson, CEO of the Community Foundation I am a reader. That said, if I am a reader, my husband is a READER! (And obsessive lover of music, but that is for another article.) My husband enthusiastically loves a book or an author almost as much as a friend. Sometimes when he reads, he cannot wait until the end of the chapter or even the page to tell me about the brilliant, witty or mind-boggling thing he just …

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Cast Iron Care with the Boss of Southern Cuisine

In Hardette Harris, Home and Entertainingby Lola Magazine

Whether you choose to use soap or not – when it comes to cleaning your cast iron pan, never use strong harsh chemicals. The best way to clean your pan is with a soft kitchen sponge under hot running water. If you must use soap, squirt a tiny drop at this time and immediately rinse well. Dry with a paper towel or over medium heat. Dampen another paper towel with vegetable oil and spread over the pan. Wipe clean to store. From time to time I place a few pieces …

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Sell Tickets through ReadLola.com!

In Community, Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

Promote your event and sell tickets through readlola.com! Your event will appear on our online community calendar, and our event management system makes tracking ticket sales easy! Did we mention that our fees are lower than our competitors? Check it out for your next event – https://readlola.com/events/community/add How does it work? STEP 1: Create an Account Type in a username and your email address here: https://readlola.com/wp-login.php?action=register wordpress@readlola.com will email you a link to create a password (check your inbox and spam please) Once logged in, you can add your event & ticket details here: https://readlola.com/events/community/add STEP …

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Women in Business: A Brewing Community

In Kirsten Gladen, Louisiana Ladiesby Lola Magazine

Who knew that coffee can build community? I didn’t know either until I met mother-daughter duo Teresa and Shelby Sheppard. These women own and operate two of Monroe’s newest coffee houses and are taking a unique twist to the ever-growing Coffee Culture.  The Sheppards are no strangers to entrepreneurship. Theresa and her husband Phillip have owned several businesses throughout the years like a garbage company, an arcade, and a community swimming pool to name a few. However, in 2010, the couple sold their commercial and residential construction company. Teresa then …

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Up With People

In Community, Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

Up with People is a global education organization that empowers young people to be positive agents of change in their communities and the world. Through our unique blend of music, social action, and international travel, we impact communities for the better while providing youth the knowledge and experience they need for today’s complex global environment.  For more than 50 years Up with People has been breaking down cultural barriers and enhancing understanding to help create a more hopeful, trusting and peaceful world. Families in Ruston and Shreveport will have the …

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La Tech vs. Grambling State: FOOTBALL ties community together

In Tonya Oaks Smithby Lola Magazine

Louisiana Tech & Grambling are scheduled to face off Sept. 7 at Joe Aillet Stadium in what will be the first ever meeting in Lincoln Parish for the two programs. The Bulldogs and Tigers have met once on the gridiron in the all-time series with Tech defeating Grambling, 20-6, to open the 2010 season at Independence Stadium in Shreveport. “We are excited to be involved in what will be only the second meeting between Louisiana Tech and Grambling and the first time in Lincoln Parish,” Louisiana Tech head coach Skip …

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2019 St. Jude Dream Home: The Inside Scoop

In Home and Entertaining, Myron Griffingby Lola Magazine

It is that time of year again! The 29th annual KTBS St. Jude Dream Home is in full-on construction mode and everyone involved is scurrying around like ants to complete by our mid-July deadline. The St. Jude dream home started in our area by Dr. Mack and George Rodgers. Since 1990, it has raised well over $30 million. Georges son, Philip Rodgers, has since taken the helm of building the home and this is Space: interiors’ 3rd time to design it. The home is located in Kingston Plantation in NoBo …

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Summertime: Make it Count

In Louisiana Ladies, Teri Nettervilleby Lola Magazine

I saw a quote the other day that said, “Remember, you only have 18 summers with your kids and this is one of them, so make it count.” I’ve been through 20 summers with at least one, then two, and finally three children by my side looking up to me to help them make sweet summertime memories. Luckily for them, I grew up in a home where making memories was a priority.  Providing opportunities for memorable experiences was more important to my parents than just about anything else…even, many times, …

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What is Play Therapy?

In Kiddos, Nicole Lahrby Lola Magazine

“Play therapy is based upon the fact that play is the child’s natural medium of self-expression. It is an opportunity which is given to the child to ‘play out’ his feelings and problems just as, in certain types of adult therapy, an individual ‘talks out’ his difficulties.” -Virginia Axline Through play therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. Play provides a safe psychological distance from their problems and allows expression of thoughts and …

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Shekinah Academy: A Shining Light on God’s Beautiful Children

In Brittany Strickland, Kiddos, Leesa Wallaceby Lola Magazine

Shekinah Academy is a thriving ministry for kids with special needs and their families. It is a ministry that God fashioned and pieced together more than fifteen years ago. At this time, I was a home-schooling mom of five children. I had my BA in Special Education so I was able to help other home-schooling families faced with non-traditional challenges. From this natural outreach came a phone call one day. The desperate grandmother asked if I would consider home-schooling her medically fragile grandson with learning difficulties. Immediately the Lord impressed …

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Resurrected, Reconstructed, Restored: Le Bossier Event Center

In Angela Vinet, Brittany Strickland, Fashionby Lola Magazine

Clothing provided by Vertage Clothing and L.E. & Chalk What began as a landmark hotel for the newly built Louisiana Downs Racetrack evolved into a hot spot for big name entertainers gracing LeBossier main stage.  Names like iconic Lena Horne, country singers Waylon Jennings, Glen Campbell and Mel Tillis, the effervescent Jerry Lee Lewis or the comedians Rodney Dangerfield and Redd Foxx all enjoyed this stage.  Perhaps others listened to the smooth beats from Buddy Rich or the Count Basie Orchestra’s toe-tapping, big-band sound sailing through the air all the …

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Myron’s Makeover Your Man Challenge

In Home and Entertaining, Myron Griffingby Lola Magazine

FBI, CIA, JFK, KFC…MSP? We are inundated with acronyms nowadays. I’m certain the vast majority of you are well aware of the first 4 mentioned but, are vexed by the last (smh). Of the 5, it is certainly the least recognized, but, that does not necessarily make it less significant. Local Realtor and non-profit guru Michael Sean Powell (MSP) is known for a lot of things: Being one of the top Realtors in our area, founding a popular non-profit called Roy’s Kids (named after his brother) and seemingly endless posts …

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Ball Mom: Taking Crazy to a Whole New Level

In Louisiana Ladies, Payton Denneyby Lola Magazine

Several weeks ago in the Kroger checkout line, a beautiful, muscled-up specimen of a man winked at me. He smiled. I was tempted to turn around and look behind me, but Instead I mustered up all the courage I had and returned a smile. “Awesome!” I thought to myself. “I’ve still got it.” But as I wheeled past the sliding glass doors, I caught a glimpse of my reflection. There past the hem of my Sunday dress, halfway down my calf, was my two-toned ball mom tan line. I had …

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Heirloom Farms: The hype and history on heirloom plant varieties

In Caroline King, Health and Beautyby Lola Magazine

If we told you our tomatoes were over 100 years old, would you believe us? We have been known to shock customers into thinking about produce. We don’t only sell vegetables, we sell agricultural history to our customers. It’s what makes us different from resellers and average growers. Heirloom Farms was started in 2013, dedicated to growing organic heirlooms and saving seeds for future generations. An heirloom seed is usually classified as a seed that has been around for at least 50 years and is not genetically modified. Our heirloom …