Archive for February, 2015

CCFA & Gi Montitor App – Almost 35 & Alive!

by on February 22nd, 2015

upsidedown take step WalkThis year in July I turn 35, a date that scared me after I got diagnosed with Pan Ulcerative Colitis in 2010. Before I got diagnosed I was frail, 30 lbs less then I am now, and due to malnutrition I was rushed to the ER because I was on the verge of having a heart attack (at 30). When I got formally diagnosed by my gastroenterologist he said something that terrified me: (BTW Doc, is it mandatory to say worst case scenarios?)

“By the age of 35 you will more than likely have colon cancer.”

Take Steps 4When the news was given the look on my mom’s and Marco’s face broke my heart. My mom has Crohn’s and now her daughter has the sister disease. For years I was scared until last year when they removed polyps and my gastro said that though once severe your case is now very mild, Congratulations!

I’m excited to say “I’m almost 35 and alive!”

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Pepcom

by on February 22nd, 2015

A speaker that may be indestructible to the Nina is something

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MTV Movie Awards Promo with Amy Schumer

by on February 19th, 2015

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The MTV Movie Awards to me is one of the best awards shows simply because it more entertaining. This year Amy Schumer will be hosting the MTV Movie Awards that are held on April 12 @7:00 EDT/ @8:00 CDT. I am VERY excited she is hosting. If you live under a rock and don’t know comedian, Amy Schummer, check out her youtube here (My personal fav is “2nd Job in Austin”).

Amy Schumer and Bill Hader created the first promo for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards and it is hilarious. The theme this year is “Winning is Everything” and I’m sure that people will be joking about this during the show especially if they get in award.

To check out the promo video click here and also below that is the nominee list. To view the television categories, click here.

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Press Release: Sixth Annual “National Day of Unplugging”

by on February 12th, 2015

Families encouraged to take a break from technology March 6-7, 2015!

NEW YORK (February 10, 2015) – In celebration of the sixth-annual National Day of Unplugging (NDU) from sundown Friday, March 6 to sundown, Saturday, March 7, the nonprofit Reboot is asking individuals and families to put down their smartphones, tablets and computers for 24 hours to experience life unplugged.

Parenting experts warn that pervasive digital distractions are harming interpersonal relationships, hindering youth from developing face-to-face communication skills and teaching children that disappearing into digital devices for endless hours is an appropriate pastime.

A 2014 study by UCLA researchers found that sixth graders who spent five days screen-free were better at reading facial expressions and nonverbal cues of human emotion at the end of the period than classmates who used smartphones and watched television or other digital screens.

The National Day of Unplugging recognizes the value and importance of technology in today’s world with the goal of encouraging people to be more mindful of their technology use. The day is not intended to be a one-off, but rather a starting point to encourage people to set aside unplugged time regularly. Continue Reading…

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Review: SPINE Eyewear

by on February 10th, 2015

photo 1 (1)Normally I write about electronics and rarely fashion that doesn’t have some aspect of tech however I am making an exception for SPINE Eyewear.  

What is SPINE Eyewear you ask?

Inspired by the interaction between vertebrae, SPINE Eyeweais crafted with continual flexibility and will morph to fit any face shape or head size. SPINE Eyewear is constructed with patented micro injected metal (MiM) hinges, there are no screws used in the working mechanism of SPSpine 2INE. The spun wire cable is at the heart of the SPINE hinge, providing smooth dual action pulling power. The 5 SPINE vertebrae interact with each other to create fluid movement without “flicking.” The temples of the sunglasses shut automatically when removed from the face.*

I received a sample to test out and was pretty impressed. Truth be told I stopped buying expensive sunglasses because either:

A) Lost the battle in my purse since I never put them in their case and the lenses are scratched

B) An arm breaks off (I honestly don’t know how this happens but this happens the most)

C) The Lake Travis gods took them as a summer offering (Ie: I jumped in the lake and lost my shades) Continue Reading…

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