Maria Shriver Powered by Inspiration - For Architects of Change Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:50:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Why Did Saturated Fat Get a Bad Rep? Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:50:23 +0000 Even today, as new studies emerge showing saturated fat does not cause heart disease, you’ll occasionally find a misguided journalist incorrectly lump it with trans fat or use “artery clogging” to describe saturated fat.

The tiding is slowly changing. One recent meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded “current evidence does not clearly support cardiovascular guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats.”

Other researchers ask we reconsider stigmatizing saturated fat.

“The adverse health effects that …

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Anonymity: The Joker in Online Dating Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:50:09 +0000 Dream Date Or Not

I’m a huge fan of online dating. I met my partner online and I recommend it to friends and clients enthusiastically. But while it offers an inordinately large selection of potential dates, there are some worrisome, inherent problems. I’ve heard a myriad of grizzly online dating stories, and most point to a common culprit, anonymity. It’s irrelevant whether or not the man or woman you met online is a viable life partner candidate in terms of how they deserve to be …

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‘What’s a Kitchen?’ The Cold Hard Truth of Alzheimer’s Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:45:38 +0000 The following is an excerpt from the book, ‘Coming Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer’s and Joy.’ 

The Edgecliff apartment building – Ed’s home for 40 years – was going condo. Since Ed didn’t want to buy his apartment, he decided to move to another complex, Indian Creek. The morning of the move to Indian Creek was filled with Ed yelling, “Kitty, come here!” and “Kitty, where are you?” or “Kitty, I need you in here r-r-right now!” as well as …

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Sex: To Have Or Not To Have, When Is Too Soon? Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:50:33 +0000

My friend, “Abby,” recently met a guy online, “Stan.” Abby fell hard and fast for Stan. On their third date, the two of them showed up at a dinner I was attending. They looked really cute together and you could tell right away that there was chemistry between the two of them.

I knew the look on Abby’s face well, having experienced it with a few men myself. It was that “I don’t even know what’s going on around me because the only thing that

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13 Scary Books to Read for Halloween Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:15:58 +0000 Halloween (and the season surrounding it) is my favorite time of the year — and good books only make it better!

Have you heard of All Hallow’s Read? It’s a wonderful Halloween tradition started by Neil Gaiman (author of The Graveyard Book, Stardust, and Coraline). The point of the tradition is to recommend/give a scary book to a friend during the Halloween season.

[Halloween Soup Recipe: Spooky Butternut Squash]

And so, in honor of this tradition, here are thirteen of my …

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Nicole Kidman Tells Maria Shriver Why Husband Keith Urban is a ‘Good Man’ Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:30:13 +0000 TODAY— Oscar winning actress, Nicole Kidman’s latest film, “Before I Go To Sleep,” is set to release this Friday. In the psychological thriller, Kidman plays a 40-year-old who wakes each morning believing she is only 27 as the result of a traumatic accident. In a TODAY Show interview, Kidman discussed the role, her family and the recent loss of her father with NBC special anchor Maria Shriver.

[Read — Maria Shriver, "Are You Lonely? You're Not Alone"]

“I lost my father, which is a …

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Two Years After My Suicide Attempt, I’m Still Living & Sharing Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:50:59 +0000 October 27, 2014 

Today is my birthday and I just woke up, but it isn’t the anniversary of the date my mother gave birth to me. No, two years ago today I re-entered the world when I woke up in a hospital after trying to kill myself.

I wasn’t successful in my attempt but too many people are. Every 12.9 minutes, someone in the United States takes his or her own life. Think about that the next time you watch American Idol or True

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How To Find Joy At the End of Life, Even While Planning A Funeral Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:40:07 +0000 Consider this fact of life: How much effort do we often put into planning for vacations, weddings and sometimes our retirement, but how often do we plan for the nitty-gritty practical details of planning a funeral or planning for death? The inevitable is inevitable isn’t it?

We may consider issues such as wills and estate planning or cremation or burial. But how often do we communicate and document our lives and what is to happen to all that information when we die?

[Read — Maria

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Mom, Actress, Business Mogul: Jessica Alba Gets Honest About The Honest Company Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:47:18 +0000 In part 2 of NBC News ‘The Interview: Maria Shriver & Jessica Alba,’ Alba opens up about struggling with health issues as a child, her modest upbringing and the driving force behind the success of The Honest Company.

[See part 1 of 'The Interview: Maria Shriver & Jessica Alba']

“This is the fully realized version of who I should be,” the Fantastic Four actress said of realizing her dream to produce eco-friendly products for families.

“When people say ‘no’ it almost energizes me and …

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Are You Trick-or-Treating for a Good Cause This Halloween? Here’s How Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:22:08 +0000 UNICEF’s annual Halloween campaign is definitely more treat than trick.

Since 1950, the charitable organization has been putting on, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, as a way to help kids who are in need of much more than candy. Over the years children all over America have gone door-to-door on Halloween with UNICEF collection boxes and to date the program has raised more than $170 million.

[Read: Halloween Soup Recipe: Butternut Squash]

But this year’s campaign has an extra-sweet addition: For the first time in its …

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