Tuesday, November 2nd


by gmt


Posted on November 2, 2010 at 8:31 AM


Sleep Experts announces its 7th annual Share the Warmth Blanket Drive, benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter, and asks North Texas families to drop off new or gently used blankets at any of the company’s 34 store locations, now through Thanksgiving. This year’s drive shines the spotlight on teen dating violence, with Highland Park High School and Rockwall-Heath High School joining forces to collect blankets and raise awareness of this type of domestic violence.
The two schools will kick off Share the Warmth by collecting blankets on campus this week and encouraging students and their families to bring donations Friday night when the Class 4A football teams meet at Highland Park’s Highlander Stadium. CBS 11 News, a Sleep Experts media partner, will be following both schools’ efforts throughout the week, and its sister station TXA21 will provide complete Share the Warmth coverage during the broadcast of the Highland Park / Rockwall-Heath High School Football Game of the Week.
“Every November we ask North Texans to Share the Warmth with domestic violence victims through the simple gift of a new or gently used blanket,” said Christine Cook, wife, mom and president of Sleep Experts. “This year we are thrilled that these two strong school communities are joining us to recognize the great work of Genesis Women’s Shelter and raise awareness of teen dating violence.”
Jan Langbein, executive director of Genesis Women’s Shelter, says that Share the Warmth is about more than just sharing blankets. “We are sharing not only physical, but emotional warmth with women and children who may have fled their homes in the middle of the night to escape abuse, leaving everything behind.”
In addition to blankets, Sleep Experts accepts donations of other items that provide warmth and comfort for shelter residents, including, sheets, pillows, comforters and towels. For a list of store locations and maps visit www.sleepexperts.com/stores/all-stores/.
Facts about Teen Dating Violence
Teens who are in an abusive dating relationship often do not recognize the dangers and are the least likely to share their experiences with friends or family members. Genesis Women’s Shelter works to educate and promote awareness of relationship violence in the teen years, in order to prevent the occurrence of abusive relationships.
Consider the following statistics and visit www.loveisrespect.org for more information:
· 40% of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
· Violent relationships begin at an average age of 15.
· Females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence than any other age group.
· Physical and sexual abuse against adolescent girls in dating relationships increases the likelihood that the girl will abuse drugs and/or alcohol, develop an eating disorder, consider and/or attempt suicide, engage in risky sexual behavior and/or become pregnant.
About Genesis Women’s Shelter
For twenty-five years, Genesis Women’s Shelter has been committed to providing quality safety and shelter to battered women and their children through crisis intervention and short-term crisis therapeutics and to reducing the occurrence of violence against women and children in the greater Dallas area. Genesis Women’s Shelter is also committed to raising the level of community awareness regarding the pervasiveness and effects of domestic violence. The agency has provided free and confidential counseling and case management to over 25,000 women and children in the last twenty-five years. In 2010, Genesis Women's Shelter celebrates their Silver Anniversary by honoring their past and embracing their future as the agency continues the mission of providing safety, shelter and strength to victims of domestic violence. For additional information about Genesis Women’s Shelter, please visit www.genesisshelter.org.
About Sleep Experts
Sleep Experts, a mattress retailer with 34 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, offers a broad selection of innerspring mattresses, foam mattresses and air mattresses, with brands including Tempur-Pedic, ComforPedic, Simmons, Beautyrest, Laura Ashley, Aireloom, Life Number and Sleep Designs. The company’s mission is to exceed customers’ expectations, and it backs this pledge with a One Year Love Your Mattress Guarantee™. Recent accolades include the Dallas Business Ethics Award, four consecutive Consumers' Choice Awards®, and top workplace awards from both Dallas Business Journal and The Dallas Morning News. Sleep Experts shares the gift of sleep with families in need by donating customers’ old mattresses to D/FW charities. For more information, visit www.sleepexperts.com or call (888) 55-SLEEP.
51 year-oldTosca Renois living proof you can turn your health around at any age.  Once a 40 year-old desperate housewife exasperated by yo-yo dieting, a dead-end marriage and low self esteem – Tosca tipped the scales at 204 pounds.  By 41, she had lost 75 pounds and was on the cover of the popular women's fitness magazine Oxygen. Today, Tosca dedicates her life to helping other women who want to change their lifestyle but don’t know how or just need the motivation to start the change.
The founder of the tremendously popular Eat-Clean program will be in Dallas on Tuesday, November 2nd with her newest release Your Best Body Now: Look and Feel Fabulous at Any Age the Eat-Clean Way (Harlequin Nonfiction/October 2010).  She will be appearing at two events with Gold’s Gym.For more information about YOUR BEST BODY NOW and Tosca Reno, please visit www.ToscaReno.com.
Here’s a day of Tosca’s Clean-Eating:
Meal #1 ---7:00 AM Breakfast: ¼ cup dry oats, 2 tbsp each flax and wheat germ, 1 tbsp bee pollen topped with ¼ cup mixed berries or unsweetened applesauce AND 3 to 4 egg whites, 1 black coffee, 500 ml water
Meal #2 ---10:00 AM    Mid-morning:  1 apple + handful unsalted raw nuts   and 500 ml water + cup of clear herbal tea
Meal #3---1:00 PM    Lunch: 2 cups leafy salad greens with chopped salad vegetables + 5 ounces water packed tuna dressed with vinegar and olive oil, 500 ml water
Meal #4 --4:00 PM Mid-afternoon:  protein shake made with 1 scoop good quality protein powder, 1 cup rice milk, 1 banana, 1 tbsp ground flax seed, 1 tbsp natural nut butter
Meal #5-- 7:00 PM  Dinner:  5 ounces grilled chicken, ½ baked sweet potato and 2 cups steamed vegetables, 500 ml water
Although the heat is on at Rae Cosmetics headquarters in Austin, Texas, Rochelle Rae, creator and CEO of Rae Cosmetics is prepared for fall and winter beauty. Rae recently announced the top three fall beauty trends to watch: "Grunge Girl," "City Shimmer," and "Fresh Faced.". "Grunge Girl" is inspired by the fall 2010 New York and London runway shows. The look is achieved with smudged, dark rimmed eyes and subtle beige and sepia shades on the lids. Rochelle suggests rounding out the look with a wine-stained lip such as Rae's Summer Siren Lip Shade (SPF 15). "City Shimmer" centers on fun with eye shadow. "Don't be afraid of color," Rochelle says. "Shimmering metallics in blue, orange and every shade of green, highlighted with a golden inner eye and brow bone create a unique and modern look," she continues. Pair this dramatic eye with a minimal face and lip. Rochelle notes that her Bamboo and Moonlight Mist Mineral Shadows are ideal for creating the eye-catching green look or Bonfire and Sandcastle Mineral Shadows for an orangish shade and Riviera and Au Natural for the blues.
A major contrast to the dramatic grunge and colorful shimmer trends this fall is "Fresh Faced," a look usually reserved for summer. The use of pink and peach shades creates a luminous face. Rochelle recommends sweeping shimmering bright rose tones such as the Spring Fling Mineral Blush across cheekbones, with Mirage and Skinny Dippin' Shadows on the eyelids for a flushed, just-in-from-the-cold look.
Rochelle Rae and her team can demonstrate how to achieve these looks by visiting her shop at 1206 W. 38th Street in the 26 Doors Shopping Center. For those who can't get to Austin, the fall trends are displayed in the "What's Hot" section at www.raecosmetics.com
About Rae CosmeticsAustin, Texas-based Rae is a mineral-based cosmetics line designed specifically for women with active lifestyles. Professional makeup artist and founder Rochelle Rae developed the line in 2005. Its heat, humidity and perspiration resistant design won't crease, cake or smear while at work or play. A micro-crushed blend of clinical-grade nutrients and anti-oxidants repair and protect your skin, while non-chemical sunscreens and moisturizers guard against the sun's damaging rays keeping your skin healthy and radiant. Rae Cosmetics studio is located at 1206 W. 38th Street, Suite 3102 in Austin, Texas. The line is also carried in a number of locations throughout Texas, as well as Georgia, Louisiana, California and Oregon. For more information, visit www.raecosmetics.com
Getting it Straight! with Tanya Nguyen from Salon Lucien
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