Now available from ProudPour: New vintages with organic certification

 About Berlin Kelly and her organic wine company ProudPour
A new year calls for trying new things, including quality wine … organic wine! As of January 2018 ProudPour, an organic wine supplier, Sauvignon Blanc has helped restored over 7.5 million oysters, which are cleaning over 220 million gallons of water per day. The company’s Pinot Noir has helped plant over 8 million wildflowers for native bee species.
ProudPour also has new vintages with organic certification, and have dramatically redesigned their labels to be clearer about the mission of ProudPour. See below:
ProudPour Pinot redesigned bottle (red wine)
Redesign of ProudPour's white wine bottles
You can learn more about their community give back by reading ‘ The Best of Vegan Wine Pairings with ProudPour Wine’. ProudPour is one of our favorite ethical entrepreneurs, watch the video below to learn why:

Here is Fromgirltogirl’s thoughts on the Organic Oregon Pinot from ProudPour:

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52% of cheaters say spouse not fit, motivation to cheat

Infidelity at the gym ... cheating
Ashley Madison data reveals that infidelity motivates higher levels of personal fitness.

Is getting into shape one of your new year’s resolutions? Don’t give up. Getting in shape is a big resolution each year and Ashley Madison , the world’s leading married dating website, surveyed its members to find out if their extramarital relationships motivated them to live a healthier lifestyle by exercising. The survey results show that cheaters are more likely to stay in shape while in an extramarital relationship.Here are key takeaways from their study:

  • 52% say their spouse isn’t fit and 58% say they wish their spouse exercised more
  • 70% say that their extramarital relationships actually motivate them to stay fit
  • 12% of women (vs. 9 % of men) use the excuse of ‘going to the gym’ to meet their extramarital partner

The findings also go into the top exercises that turn people on (male vs. female) and much more. Check it out below:

Nearly half (41%) of respondents exercise 2-5 times per week and 80% consider themselves to have an average level of physical fitness. But it’s not the new year’s resolutions that are keeping cheaters fit, 70% of survey respondents say it’s their extramarital relationships that motivate them. This goes both ways as 71% consider their extramarital partner to be fit and/or seek an extramarital partner that is fit. Not surprising because let’s face it, healthy is sexy.

But if they’re in search of someone who is fit, does this mean their spouse doesn’t fall into this category? The answer is yes with 52% saying they don’t consider their spouse to be fit and 58% saying they wish their spouse exercised more often.

Working out or “Working out”?

Gyms are noticeably busier in January, bringing new people together and more wandering eyes. In a previous survey of Ashley Madison members, going to the gym was the fifth most common excuse for men (9%) and women (12%) when planning to meet with their extramarital partner. However, in a recent survey done of Ashley Madison members, when cheaters do go to the gym 73% say they are there strictly to exercise and not to seek an extramarital partner. Moreover, 72% are not likely to exercise with their spouse or their secret partner.

Even though they aren’t consciously seeking an affair at the gym, it doesn’t mean there aren’t certain exercises that work as a turn on for gym goers. The top exercise that turns people on most is yoga/stretching (51%), followed by squats (19%).

Top exercises that turn people on the most when someone else performs them

  • Yoga/stretching – 51%
  • Squats – 19%
  • Other – 13%
  • Bicep curls – 6%
  • Stationary bike – 3%

 

Female

  • Other – 26%
  • Yoga/stretching – 22%
  • Bicep curls – 19%
  • Squats – 16%
  • Tricep pull-down -7%
  • Jump rope – 5%
  • Stationary bike – 3%
  • Lunges – 2%
  • Pilates Machine – 1%

Male

  • Yoga/stretching – 59%
  • Squats – 20%
  • Other – 9%
  • Stationary bike -3%
  • Lunges – 3%
  • Jump rope – 2%
  • Bicep curls – 2%
  • Tricep pull-down – 1%
  • Pilates machine – 1%

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*Survey of 1,112 members of Ashley Madison between January 3, 2018 – January 4, 2018.

** Survey of 1,491 members of Ashley Madison between October 4, 2017- October 13, 2017.

 

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The best and worst states to raise a family in 2018

best and worst cites to raise a family according to a WalletHub 2018 report. Picture shows a family of four smiling at each other in bed.

Starting a family or have a growing family? The new year is a good time to find how much it will cost to keep your family healthy and happy. In a new report by the personal-finance website WalletHub, 2018’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family. People are optimistic about growth in hiring and single-family home starts.

Best and worst states to raise a family

To compose the list of best states to put down family roots, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 42 key indicators of family friendliness. In the report, the data set ranges from median family salary to housing affordability to unemployment. See below:

Best States for Families Worst States for Families
1 Massachusetts 41 Nevada
2 Minnesota 42 Georgia
3 New Hampshire 43 Arkansas
4 North Dakota 44 South Carolina
5 Vermont 45 Oklahoma
6 Wisconsin 46 Louisiana
7 New York 47 West Virginia
8 Iowa 48 Alabama
9 Nebraska 49 Mississippi
10 California 50 New Mexico

Highlights from the report

  • Minnesota has the highest median family annual income (adjusted for cost of living), $80,399, which is 1.8 times higher than in Hawaii, where it is lowest at $44,295.
  • Utah has the lowest divorce rate, 16.18 percent, which is 1.6 times lower than in Nevada, where it is highest at 26.57 percent.
  • New Hampshire has the lowest share of families living below the poverty level, 5.3 percent, which is 3.3 times lower than in Mississippi, where it is highest at 17.4 percent.
  • Mississippi has the lowest average annual cost of early childcare (adjusted for median family income), 6.15 percent, which is 2.3 times lower than in the New York, where it is highest at 14.12 percent.
  • New Hampshire has the lowest infant-mortality rate, 4.18 percent, which is 2.2 times lower than in Mississippi, where it is highest at 9.27 percent.
  • Maine has the fewest violent crimes (per 1,000 residents), 1.24, which is 6.5 times fewer than in Alaska, the state with the most at 8.04.

View the full report and your state’s rank now for more information, including:

  • Most affordable housing
  • Lowest childcare costs
  • Most families with young kids
  • Most violent crimes per capita
  • Lowest percent of families in poverty
  • Lowest divorce rate

 

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What is the No. 1 most commonly broken New Year’s resolution? Read here. | Fitness

Do you know the “lose weight and exercise more,” is the No. 1 most commonly broken New Year’s resolution? 60 percent of gym memberships bought in January are never used, which means a great amount of money and opportunity is wasted. The personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at  2018’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle.

If you made the same New Year’s resolution, don’t feel bad. This year Fromgirltogirl is attempting to lose weight and focus on strength training, see clips below and follow on Instagram:

Look where I ended up… where ended up. #chrisbrown / #Fitness

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To determine where Americans have the best chance of balancing a healthy diet with ample physical activity, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities across 34 key metrics. The data set ranges from average monthly fitness-club fee to bike score to share of physically inactive adults.

Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle
1 Chicago, IL 91 Jersey City, NJ
2 Portland, OR 92 Memphis, TN
3 San Francisco, CA 93 Garland, TX
4 San Diego, CA 94 Laredo, TX
5 Seattle, WA 95 Arlington, TX
6 Madison, WI 96 Newark, NJ
7 New York, NY 97 Bakersfield, CA
8 Denver, CO 98 Irving, TX
9 Boise, ID 99 North Las Vegas, NV
10 Minneapolis, MN 100 Hialeah, FL

Best vs. Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle

  • New York has the most sporting-goods stores (per square root of population), 0.4500, which is 16.6 times more than in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 0.0271.
  • Scottsdale, Arizona has the most public golf courses (per square root of population), 0.0599, which is 37.4 times more than in Cleveland, the city with the fewest at 0.0016.
  • Lincoln, Nebraska has the most fitness trainers and aerobics instructors per 100,000 residents, 185, which is 6 times more than in Bakersfield, California the city with the fewest at 31.
  • San Francisco has the highest number of dance schools (per square root of population), 0.0510, which is 36.4 times higher than in Fresno, California, the city with the lowest at 0.0014.
  • New York has the most playgrounds (per square root of population), 0.5737, which is 17.4 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.0330.

View the full report and your city’s rank now.

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How to naturally treat ADHD with OPCs

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Do you have a daydreamer child? Or how about a child easily distracted during daily tasks at school or even home? If yes, you may have an ADHD child. Children with ADHD have unique brainwave patterns that make concentrating and being attentive challenging. It can even cause sudden spikes in anxiety. Some side effects of ADHD are achievement drops, frequent frustrations and poor grades in school. Your child may even experience a negative cycle of these side effects.

Fortunately, there’s a natural way to recalibrate the brain waves that cause ADHD as powerful organic antioxidants called Oligomeric Proanthocyadinidins  (OPCs) are scientifically proven to boost the brain waves of ADHD children—without the side effects of commonly prescribed stimulants.

WHAT ARE OPCs?

OPCs are completely natural plant extracts that have a powerful, scientifically proven, and very positive effect on human brain waves. Learn more about OPCs as a treatment option for ADHD children.

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Holiday gift shopping great buys: Fire Resistant Clothing

Flame Resistant Jeans (FR Jeans)

The holidays are just around the corner and it is time to make a list and check it twice for great holiday gifts. A gift item definitely on Fromgirltogirl’s list are Jand jeans (FR clothing). Before you ask ‘who needs flame resistant shirts and jeans? ‘, FR clothing offers plenty of awesome benefits. The clothing offers the great benefits of cotton and has higher Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV) ratings as well as a softer and more comfortable fabric than cotton.

Benefits of Flame Resistant Clothing

ATPV lets people know what is their exposure to an electrical arc discharge. But FR clothing is most valuable to people who work in hazardous environments. Examples of  such workers are electricians, chefs, pharmaceutical workers, chemists or any worker who has to come in contact with energized electrical equipment. Check out the FR clothing from Froulet.com to lower your risk of burn injury, increase your chances of survival and prevent skin exposure to flames.

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Dog safety: Protecting your dog from deadly Halloween treats

The hayrides have come and gone. The fun costumes revealed. As for the candy, kids and adults alike are still indulging. But if you have little people plus pets in your life, chances are you’ll have to be mindful of the dangers of having candy around the house and close to your pets, especially dogs. Some candy can be fatal for dogs. Fromgirltogirl chatted with Chelsea Rivera, dog lady and VP, Content & Media Relations of SimpleWag. Read here :

Happy Halloween Dog Lovers!

Common halloween treats lethal to your dog. Avoid these candies:

 

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Best Eye Cream Guide: focus on the right ingredients for the right issue

Eye Cream Guide for beauty junkies

Fresh, cold air. Crisp fall leaves. It’s autumn at its best and all the fun beauty trends are before us. Rock the smokey eyes. Add the glitter to your face and lips.

But did know you can use eye cream as the perfect shadow and concealer primer? If you are searching for the best eye cream or simply looking for an eye cream guide, we’ve got you covered with a closer look at not only the most popular eye cream formulas on the market but also the eye creams that truly leave eyes youthful, rejuvenated, and bright.

Best Eye Cream Guide of 2017 – 2018

Take a look at this best eye cream guide, complete with recommendations specifically for wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. At the end of the day, the best eye cream is narrowed down to focusing the right ingredients on the right issue.

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Drug-Take Back Day: TimerCaps combating opioid abuse

prescription drug pill safety tips

October 28, pharmacies and police stations across the nation will be participating in the National Prescription Drug-Take Back Day. Collection sites will be open from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM. This event will give the public an opportunity to dispose of any unused and unwanted prescription drugs. So considering taking a look inside your home for expired prescription drugs and more.

In 2015, 33,091 people died from overdoses involving some type of opioid, including heroin.  A study published in the Journal of American Medical Association found that 42 percent of opioids prescribed for acute post-surgical pain were not consumed. At least 67 percent of patients had leftover medicine, and 91 percent of the patients with leftover medicine did not dispose of it properly.

The last Drug Take-Back Day was April 29 and resulted in 900,386 pounds of unwanted medication turned in at 5,498 take-back sites. Many Drug Take-Back sites and anti-drug coalitions are passing out TimerCaps as an incentive to bring in medication and educate people on safely taking and storing their meds. If TimerCaps are not available at the Drug Take-Back sites, they can also be bought at Rite Aid, CVS, and on TimerCap.com.

Six Principles of Safety Against Prescription Drug Abuse

The TimerCap solves 5 out of the 6 principles of prescription drug safety. You can see below how the TimerCap helps promote safe medication use:

Drug take day six principles of prescription drug safety

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Swimsuit model Kate Upton chats healthy living and weddings with Yahoo Styles

Kate Upton healthy living tips with Yahoo Styles. Here she is pictured in a blue bikini.
Kate Upton shares healthy living tips and chats about her wedding day plans with Yahoo Styles.

It’s wedding season and swimsuit model Kate Upton sat down with Yahoo Style’s recently to discuss her insecurities about wearing a bikini, her weight as well as her plans for her upcoming wedding. Here are some highlights from Upton’s interview:

Swimsuit Model Kate Upton Says She’s ‘Still Not Confident in a Bathing Suit’

Yes, even a super model like Kate Upton has body image insecurities. She says she is still not confident in a bathing suit. This is why she eats healthy and sticks to a work out routine to feel at her best. Upton says:

You always have struggles. It’s not like I always feel my best. Everybody has moments where they don’t feel confident in a bikini. It’s what we’re striving for: self-love. We work our way up. When I don’t feel my best, that’s OK.”

Yahoo Styles asked Upton is she trying to lose wait for her wedding day. The answer is no because she is not worried about a number. Why won’t Upton lose weight for her wedding? Here’s her complete answer:

“Honestly, because coming from the fashion world, weight — when I first started modeling — was very important. How much you weighed, how much you needed to lose, whatever it was…I’m not trying to be fit for a number on a scale. Whenever I’m happiest, I try to maintain that. I don’t need a number.”

Upton does not even stick to a strict diet. Instead, she tries to eat healthy, work out and keep up a healthy lifestyle. Upton does this because she wants to allow herself the freedom to enjoy what she eats. In the interview Upton admits “I weight-train, which also really helps raise my metabolism and gives me the ability to enjoy food.” 

Read the full interview at Yahoo Styles now to learn more about Upton’s healthy living, upcoming wedding and more.

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