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The Women Who Changed the Music Industry

Since the 1950’s the music industry has spiralled out of control to become the billion dollar industry we know today. But it’s fair to say that the whole picture would look very different had it not been for these girls, the women who changed music. Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and has also been named the greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. When she burst onto the scene in the 1960s she changed the shape of the industry all together. She made women want to sing. Her music also played an extremely important part in the American Civil Rights movement, and she became a symbol of black American pride. Her sound and presence reflected the ideals of the nation and she’s been a source of inspiration for more than 50 years. Other women have taken up what Aretha started. Without her music we wouldn’t have stars like Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox and Alicia Keys. Patti Smith If there was one genre you wouldn’t expect to have been influenced heavily by a woman it would be punk rock. But Patti Smith was there from the start, and her debut album ‘Horses’ (released in 1975) has been named one of the most important artists of all time by magazines like...

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#EclosBeauty | Midlife Skin Rejuvenation

This post brought to you by éclos Skin Care. All opinions are 100% mine. Prior to midlife, my skin care routine consisted of a good facial cleanser, sunscreen, and an occasional facial scrub. I was blessed with blemish free even toned skin from the teen years into my thirties. The lack of immediate need together with fair, sensitive skin contributed to a sparse skin care regiment or so I told myself. Truth be told, my overall unsystematic free spirited lifestyle contribute as much. Either way, I never expected aging would be so cruel! That smooth, even skin tone gave way to lines, wrinkles, and an annoying red oily T zone. In addition, midlife hormonal changes caused patches of dry, flaking skin. Moreover, all of these changes seemed to happen rapidly, almost overnight. As I recall, a few lines appeared around my eyes and then BOOM, wrinkles, itchy dry patches, and too many blotchy red areas. [sad face] As a result, I jumped when given the opportunity to review Eclos Anti-Aging skin care Kit.   Eclos Skin Care – First Impression Besides my old looking skin, the fact that Eclos is a plant based product line truly excited me. The chemicals, heavy oils, and alcohols found in many facial products aggravate my skin terribly. The Eclos base is derived from Plant Stem Cells extracted from a rare Swiss apple, the...

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POWOW Messenger | Easiest Free Android Text App Ever

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of POWOW Messenger. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m always a bit hesitant to attempt, much less blog about, a new android app. Moreover, I feel as though I don’t actually get the whole app concept. I wonder, is this a midlife mental block or perhaps a result of middle aged over protectiveness? Blogging basics I understand, including the fundamental workings of the genesis framework. Social media tools like Hoot Suite and Buffer I use, and quite frequently too, yet these smart phone apps confuse me. Huh? I shop online, bank online, and even conduct company business online yet worry about the data on my phone. What??? Going through the list, the hesitation didn’t quite add up… For that reason, I gave the POWOW app a whirl. With POWOW, ANYONE in your groups you create can communicate with EVERYONE in that group, no matter what device they use! POWOW is the only text messaging product that easily lets you include anyone and everyone on any mobile phone in both direct and group texting, creating a single home for all your one-to-one and group text messages.   Installing Powow Downloading the app was easy with Google Play. It took about 10 seconds to self-install and the set up was minimal. Even I understood the settings options… Pop Ups – The...

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Life Insurance for Young Adults

For many younger adults these days, organizing life insurance may not really be high on their priority list. Instead of thinking about death, issues like advancing careers and starting a family seem to take priority. However did you know that being young and healthy is the perfect time to find a good deal from a Texas insurance agency? If you’re young, fit, exercise regularly, and suffer no major illnesses, then the possibility of dying over the next couple of years are slim. Insurance companies acknowledge this, and consequently, premium prices are usually the lowest for younger people. As you...

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A Day in The Life of the 50’s Housewife

The retro look is definitely back in fashion.  Interior designers are turning back to the 1950s for inspiration when it comes to art, colors, and furniture, but would they like to actually live in those times? Many of us dream of a simpler time, when it was possible to disconnect for a while, and not feel like you’re always connected to work thanks to the Blackberry, email, and social networking.  However, we forget about all of the other technological advances that we enjoy these days.  If we had to give up our Siemens appliances, electric showers, dehumidifiers, and zip taps, would we really be happier? The Daily Routine In the 1950s, people had to work a lot harder.  Husband and wife would both arise early.  The man of the house would leave for work while the woman would get the kids ready for school, and make a start on the housework.  1950s women were encouraged to take pride in their appearance, so there was no lounging around the house in slippers – instead, they would get fully dressed up, makeup and all, even if they had no plans for the day. Housework would take up most of the day.  Between hand-washing clothes, cooking, cleaning, and dusting, the average housewife would burn a lot of calories!  The labour saving Siemens appliances of the modern day didn’t exist, so elbow grease and...

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The Mid-Life Woman …

"You are truly the generation in the middle! You have at once aging parents as well as maturing children to cope with, and you are not granted the deference accorded age, or the indulgence given the young."

Helene S. Arnstein

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