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Madonna Louise Ciccone was born in Bay City, Michigan in 1958. She goes by just Madonna and is one of the most recognized female performers in the world. In 1977, she left the University of Michigan to pursue a music and dance career in New York City. In 1982, her first single, “Everybody” was a club hit. She has released ... Read More »

aloe vera

Aloe vera is a plant best known for its medicinal properties. It is most commonly used as a topical salve to soothe and disinfect burns. It is sometimes used to speed the healing of open wounds, though there is no proof that this works. Other medicinal uses include improving blood glucose levels in diabetics, and treating dogs and cats with ... Read More »

Book Review: It Girl Knits by Phoenix Bess

Thirty fresh styles for the young and fabulous. Read More »

Book Review: The Secret Lives of Great Artists by Elizabeth Lunday

A great reader to gain a working knowledge of the greatest artists who ever lived. Read More »

Book Review – Hollywood, Beverly Hills & Other Perversities: Pop Culture of the 1970s and 1980s by George Rose

A collection of photos ranging from celebrities accepting Oscars to punk rockers out on the prowl Read More »

wii fit

The Wii Fit was released by Nintendo on December 1, 2007 to much hype. It sold a million editions within its first month. Despite this, it was nearly impossible to get a hold of your own Wii Fit for nearly six months after its release. Wii Fit is a game and peripheral "balance board" for use with the Nintendo Wii ... Read More »

Book Review: Seams to Me – 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing by Anna Maria Horner

A good beginners sewing book, but the patterns are hit-or-miss. Read More »

Book Review: The Knitters Bible – Knitted Throws and Cushions by Claire Crompton

A collection of unique patterns for every home decor. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: The Godfather – The Coppola Restoration

The classic trilogy finally comes to Blu-ray. Read More »


Shoes are a mainstay in any woman's wardrobe. One of the most frequent pieces of advice given by celebrity stylists is: "Buy moderately priced clothing, but invest in good shoes." Shoes have been elevated from utilitarian accessory to a status symbol that, among women, is like the equivalent of driving a luxury car. Some of the most sought-after shoe designers ... Read More »