Why You Should Prioritize Retirement Savings over College Savings by @_MarkTan_

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Young families with an eye to the future are faced with a daunting choice – to save earnestly for a secure retirement or to save for their children’s education. Can you do both? Certainly it is possible; however, with the cost of a college education and retirement (thanks to health...

Everything I know about marriage, I learned in divorce Part 2: Forgiveness

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Read Part 1 of “Everything I know about marriage, I learned in divorce”.Many couples go through divorce because there has been so much pain caused that it seems impossible to move forward knowing that your spouse has hurt you so many times and it seems like he/she will never stop. It...

Retrain your body to burn body fat with the 30 Day Carb Challenge by @Dancin_Grains

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Retrain your body to burn body fat with the 30 Day Carb Challenge by Zapp’s Dancing GrainsPhoto used with permission provided by Zapp’s Dancing Grains. Zapp’s Dancing Grains is a proud sponsor of “In The Kitch” with Momma Cuisine, cooking show. In the last 15 years the science of nutrition and...

Young Investors Are Driving The Demand For Charitable Investments

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This article originally appeared in Private Asset Management and is an excerpt from Mark’s eBook, “Charitable Investments: How To Grow Your Portfolio While Making a Difference.”The country is currently experiencing a shift toward more sustainable living. In addition to the wide array of whole food markets and hybrid cars available to today’s...

Second Annual BeHealthful Retreat with @balanced_babe

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Labor day has come and gone which means it’s time to embrace the Fall season! What better way to transition into Autumn than to join us at the 2nd Annual BeHealthful Retreat. We are excited to connect with you in person and to show you what’s new with our brand...

Everything I know about marriage, I learned in divorce...Part 1

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As I write this, I am dealing with the fall of my marriage that would’ve been 10 years next February. This post has no recipes, no tips on how to be a better cook, and no videos of me interviewing a celebrity chef. It is me using this platform to...

5 Tips For Managing Financial Stress by @_MarkTan_

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Money is just one of those things that sometimes brings people as much pain as it does pleasure. As the economy in an up cycle of the recession, things are looking better but just the thought and uncertainty of an unstable economy is often enough to bring the fear back...

Three ways to get more done in a day by @_MarkTan_

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You may have heard statistics or evidence that multitasking can actually make people less efficient. Actually, in many cases that’s true. Generally speaking, multitasking decreases the level of knowledge and understanding in a given task; and, sometimes it can lead to doing many things but not really accomplishing anything.Before you...

Dunkin Donuts' Cop on a Rooftop for the Special Olympics with @DunkinChicago

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POLICE OFFICERS TO HIT 194 DUNKIN’ DONUTS ROOFTOPSFOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, MAY 29Chicago, IL—May, 2015—For the 13th year in a row, hundreds of law enforcement officers from throughout the state will stake out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics Illinois on Friday, May 29, beginning at 5 a.m.Police officers are...

10 Tips for Getting (and Keeping) Your Kitchen Organized #artofhome

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Spring is here and we are all itching to organize and refresh our spaces. Check out these simple tips from Momma Cuisine to get your kitchen space organized! http://bit.ly/1blFKmQ Posted by Kenmore on Monday, April 20, 2015*Photos from Kenmore used with persmission*

Twitter Chat + Prizes: #ArtofHome with @Kenmore, Thurs 4/16 at 7pm CST

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Join cooking personality, Johanna M. Cook with Kenmore and their special co-hosts for the #ArtofHome chat on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. CST.Chat with #ArtofHome about recipes, Spring cleaning, and the art of home with amazing prizes from Kenmore. Make sure you join the chat to have a...

#GoodFoodChi Chat on Thursday, March 12, 2015 with Good Food Festival Chicago

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Join cooking personality, Johanna M. Cook as she hosts #GoodFoodChi chat on Thursday, March 12, 2015 as a media sponsor of the Good Food Festival on March 21, 2015 at the UIC Forum. We are giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the festival!Enjoy a day of demonstrations from local celebrity chefs,...

"How To Cook Your Butt Off" with Chef @RoccoDispirito and @MommaCuisine on @HuffPostLIVE

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Watch Cooking Personality, Johanna M. Cook of Momma Cuisine at 12:30. Enjoy and share this great video with your friends and family!Celebrity chef and New York Time best-selling author Rocco DiSpirito joins us on set to discuss his new book “Cook Your Butt Off”. He’ll also talk about his revolutionary...

6 Different Types of Tea and their Benefits

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What can be more refreshing than sipping on a freshly brewed cup of tea on a busy day? But, did you know that apart from its refreshing properties, tea has several other benefits too? For years, tea experts have been concocting various versions of tea that are flavourful and have...

Holiday Issue: Great Everyday Meals Magazine #GEMFoodMag

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Read this holiday’s seasons issue of Great Everyday Meals magazine packed with over 60 recipes from bloggers, contributors and myself. I am so excited to include a friend and one of the most passionate food bloggers I know, Samantha Shapiro of Little Ferraro Kitchen. Samantha shares two of the most...

Enjoy A Private Chef Experience with @KS_Chicago with 35% Off Your First Booking

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There was a time when private chef services were reserved exclusively for the rich and famous. Believe it or not, these days private chef services are not only affordable, but a great opportunity to experience gourmet cuisine and create new traditions for you and your family.Kitchensurfing Chicago and I teamed up...

$500 Dream Dinner Giveaway from Kitchensurfing Chicago @KS_Chicago

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I am so excited to team up with Kitchensurfing to bring to you this fabulous giveaway for a $500 Dream Dinner for you and 4-5 of your friends or family for a gourmet culinary experience right in your own home! As parents and mothers, too often we put everyone else's...

GEM Food Mag: Back to School Recipes + iPad Mini Giveaway

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  Click for the latest issue of GEM Food Mag - Back to School!

I Accept The Ice Bucket Challenge

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Along with donating to the foundation I participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. Earlier this week, I also posted a video about 26 year old man’s story about being diagnosed with ALS, like his mother and grandmother. All kidding and fun of the Ice Bucket Challenge aside, ALS is...

Adam Richman of Man vs. Food Hosts New Show, Food Fighters

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   Watch Adam Richman on Huff Post Live at 1:00 p.m. ET today, 8/11/2014 for an interview about his new how "Food Fighters" where home cooks like you and me cook against professional chefs! I was invited by the producers of Huff Post Live to come on to ask a...