Monday, April 30, 2012

Honoring Louisiana's 200th Birthday

Today being the 200th anniversary of the day Louisiana officially became an American state, we should probably all take a few seconds to reflect on what a long, amazing, strange journey our state has been on since that day.

In 1850, New Orleans was the third-largest city in the country, and Louisiana was the heart and center of the South. Before and since, it's seen a history rich with colorful characters like Huey Long and a splendid mixture of people and cultures unrivaled anywhere else in the world. We've faced tragedy and triumph, and we continue on strong, grateful to live in a place unlike any other.

So from Shreveport to Monroe to Lake Charles to New Orleans, and all points in between, if you're a Louisianian, take some time to be proud of your 200-year old home.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Conversation with Raul de Molina, El Gordo

I was recently fortunate enough to sit down for a few minutes of conversation with Raúl de Molina, a.k.a. El Gordo. Raúl is known internationally as the star of El Gordo y La Flaca, Univision's number one-rated entertainment news show. Raúl is a multiple Emmy winner, a frequent contributor at The Huffington Post, a bestsellling author, and a judge in the 2012 Miss America pageant.

Guest Blog: A Peak Inside My Cluttered Mind

Spring Clean Your Cluttered Mind

Just like last spring, you've probably started packing away your winter clothes, cleaning closets, organizing your clutter, and making those last minute tax deductible donations to your local charity.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Guest Blog: Healthy Cookie

Cuckoo for coconut... oil!

Have you heard the latest craze about "healthy oils"? Well in case you haven't, doctors and health professionals have recommended a daily intake of two servings of "healthy" oils every day. These oils include common ones such as olive oil and canola oil, but there are also less popular ones like grape seed and coconut oil.