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How to Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

Cholesterol is discussed so frequently, and sometimes flippantly, it has become somewhat of a medical buzzword. To some, it may seem like a nonconsequential item and for others it is one of bigger deals floated across their plate. The reality is that cholesterol is worth both understanding and managing well in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Like with anything involving the world of science and medicine, there is always more than what meets the eye. For example, with cholesterol, there are actually good and bad kinds of it. A fact like this makes it immediately apparent that taking the time to educate oneself on the ins and outs of the fat within human blood is wise. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, put it best, “The human body is the most complex system ever created. The more we learn about it, the more appreciation we have about what a rich system it is.”

There are more than a few ways of lower said bad cholesterol naturally. In order to gain insight on these practices, we spoke with people who have experience doing so.

Dietary Changes

Chris Vaughn is the CEO of Emjay, a brand offering the delivery of marijuana products. He suggests making some adjustments to the types of food consumed regularly. 

“The long and short of it is the food digested by the stomach winds up in the bloodstream. Seeing as an overabundance of fat, or cholesterol, in the bloodstream poses a litany of issues, it stands to reason you should be filling your stomach with foods which will benefit your bloodstream. These are things such as beans, oatmeal and fruits. You should also be sure to remove food from your diet which adds saturated or trans fats as they’re the number one source of high cholesterol. It’s easier said than done but your body will thank you in the long run.”

Exercise

Physical activity promotes healthier blood flow which high cholesterol is responsible for harming. Lifeforce is a business providing subscribers the ability to understand and improve their body like never before. Their Founder, Joel Jackson, advises being proactive about fighting off that high cholesterol.

“When we look at the science of cholesterol, there are two basic terms to understand, HDLs and LDLs, or high-density lipoproteins and low-density lipoproteins. Simply put, HDLs are healthy cholesterol while LDLs are not. One of the most direct ways of influencing the count of these two lipoproteins is exercise. The good news for everyone is that it doesn’t take much – even just a couple of hours each week will cause a noticeable rise in HDLs paired with a reduction of LDLs. When you think about everything else exercise can do for you on top of this, it would be foolish to make it part of your routine.”

Be Intentional and Patient

Greater Than specializes in hydration for pregnant women. Their Chief Marketing Officer, Bryan Alston, considers it necessary to approach any high-cholesterol with mindfulness.

“It’s incredibly important to realize that for any recognizable changes to take place in the body, time must pass. Along similar lines, no real change will take place if a person sits in complacency hoping their situation comes to pass. If you’re dealing with high cholesterol, these are the two important ideas to keep at the forefront of your mind as you work towards health – Intentionality and patience. It’s hard work to return and stabilize your cholesterol at doctor recommended levels. And, it doesn’t take place overnight. I’m certain these two realities will become frustrating at some point but I urge you to continually push through.”

Stop Smoking

Natalia Sadowski is the Director of Aesthetics of Nourishing Biologicals, a brand offering skincare products. She cautions others against the continued use of tobacco products. 

“Nobody said that getting healthier was going to be a walk in the park or even easy for that matter. The same can be said about giving up smoking. But, as most are well aware, both are beneficial to ourselves. This is especially true of smoking as it relates to high cholesterol. Nicotine in the body sends a rush to the heart, causing it to work harder while also slowing down the flow of blood throughout the rest of the body. Both of these things hinder your body’s ability to both process and eliminate good and bad cholesterol.” 

Take a Break

Running any system at one hundred percent capacity all the time will result in a decrease in productivity accompanied by a shorter life span. This is true of the body as well. Nue Life is a business providing mental health assistance paired with psychedelics. Their Co-Founder and CEO, Juan Pablo Cappello, proposes being cautious of this. 

“There are so many different causes of stress that if I sat here and named them all we may never leave. Regardless of who you are or what you do, you’ve experienced stress. Are you aware that higher levels of stress induce higher levels of cholesterol? That means it’s up to you to take a break and relieve some of that stress. If you don’t, you’ll only continue to compound both problems. High stress is one thing, high cholesterol is an entirely different beast.”

Focus on Weight Loss

Zizi specializes in an at-home kit to help lower cholesterol. Their Co-Founder, Reece Kresser, believes shedding any excess weight could be more impactful than one might imagine. 

“If we think about it logically, a person with a larger body mass will require more effort to move blood throughout their body as there’s more area that requires coverage. If that person can healthily focus on weight loss, they’ll see a significant difference in their cholesterol levels. Think of it this way, if said person is spending less energy on blood movement, they’ll have more energy to identify and dispose of any cholesterol. Overall, it’s a win across the board so go the extra mile here. Ideally, your body will be around for a long time and treating it right is how you ensure it’s ready for that.”

With only one body meant to live for 70 or so years, it is critical to get ahead of the health curve. Actress and musician Jennifer Hudson spoke to this, “Gaining control over your health and well-being is one of those times in your life that you get to be completely selfish and not feel bad about it. If you want to meet your goals, you have to make it about you. You have to make it work for you and you alone. Anything less is a setup for failure.”

Eight Smart Heart Health Tips

You can’t live without your heart. However, you might not pay too much attention to this organ’s health until trouble strikes. Fortunately, it’s not hard to take proactive steps to keep it pumping strong. 

Preserving your ticker can help you lead a longer, better quality of life. Here are eight smart heart tips that will maintain this precious organ so that you have more days on earth with those you love. 

1. Exercise 

Exercise is vital to a healthy heart. This rule holds even if you have an existing condition. According to a 2013 study of over 5,000 participants with vascular conditions, routine fitness reduced the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) events by 21% in men, and 29% in women. 

The American Heart Association recommends getting 40 minutes of moderate exercise three to four days a week. This guideline is similar to the World Health Organization (WHO), which recommends 150 to 300 minutes each week. 

What matters is elevating your heart rate. Many people think of going for a bike ride, walk or run to get their cardiovascular conditioning. However, you can also get the necessary work with the right weight workout — for instance, by performing compound movements or taking a weighted HIIT class. Even some vigorous yoga forms increase your heart rate. 

What if you have a chronic pain condition that makes movement problematic? Hop in the pool. The buoyancy of the water removes pressure from creaky knees and hips. Plus, you up your social quotient, further reducing your cardiovascular risks. Social isolation and loneliness increase women’s risk of heart disease by 13 to 27%. 

2. Reduce Your Red Meat Consumption

When you think of red meat and heart health, it’s probably the saturated fat content that raises your eyebrows. This stuff can increase your risk of coronary disease. However, some plant-based foods like coconut milk and oil also contain saturated fat and affect your cholesterol differently. 

One study investigated the effects of coconut oil, olive oil and butter on blood lipids. While coconut oil and butter increased LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels, the result wasn’t nearly as marked in coconut oil. Additionally, coconut oil increased several positive biomarkers, including HDL or “good” cholesterol. Scientists cite the need for further research. 

Another study of over 1.4 million people indicated the following: 

  • Eating 50 grams or more of processed meats like bacon and ham increased your coronary heart disease risk by 18%. 
  • Eating 50 grams or more of unprocessed beef, lamb or pork increased coronary heart disease risk by 9%. 

Something there is in animal products that isn’t kind to your heart. Should you adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet if you run an elevated risk? Possibly, if your doctor recommends it. However, meat is a complete protein that provides several other health benefits, so reducing your intake to once or twice a week is kind for your ticker without leaving you deprived. 

3. Lay Off the Salt 

If you reach for the salt shaker before tasting your meal, please stop that habit if you care about your heart. According to the DASH diet study, reducing your salt intake by three grams a day positively affects your blood pressure. You get even better results by slashing 6 or 9 grams, doubling or tripling the benefits. 

What about salt substitutes? Many commercial products contain potassium, which can lower your blood pressure. However, doing so also creates problems, as this mineral likewise impacts heart health. If you opt for this route, check with your doctor and use moderation. Ultimately, you’re better off seasoning your food with herbs and spices instead of the shaker. 

4. Eat a Plant-Based, Whole Foods Diet 

You could technically live on chips and apple pie and call it a plant-based diet, but your heart wouldn’t thank you much. Besides the salt content, you’d miss out on valuable vitamins and minerals your body — including your cardiovascular system — needs. 

Besides, consumption of ultra-processed foods increases your Type 2 diabetes risk, which in turn harms heart health. Much of the one-two punch comes from foods laden with white flour. This stuff contains alloxan, a chemical byproduct released during the bleaching process. Scientists use it to induce diabetes in laboratory animals and when you combine that effect with the rapid blood sugar spike these foods cause, you have a recipe for disaster. 

To improve your heart health, stick to whole foods close to their natural form. Look at your plate as a clock and fill half of it with the fresh leafy greens and brightly colored stuff at every meal. 

5. Reduce Your Stress Levels 

Stress makes multiple body systems go haywire. Your neurotransmitters and hormones go all out of whack, making you feel worse. Cortisol, a hormone your body releases too much of under long-term pressure, can increase blood cholesterol, sugar, sugar and pressure. 

That’s not the only problem that too much stress can cause for your heart. It also involves your mind. Research from Australia suggests that chronic stress rewires your brain, prompting it to keep your blood pressure elevated. High blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack and failure.  

6. Don’t Smoke 

If you still smoke, please take advantage of free resources to help you quit. This habit damages several organs, including your heart. 

Smoking increases plaque formation in arteries and veins. When blood vessels to the heart become blocked, it can lead to an attack. Smoking also thickens the blood, making it more likely to clot and impede vessels. 

7. Cut Back on Drinking 

Please disregard the advice to drink a glass of red wine daily for heart health. While one drink won’t hurt you, you’ll get the same antioxidant benefits from a non-alcohol glass of grape juice — and it may be the better choice for your heart. 

Even one drink elevates your blood pressure slightly. The effect quickly wears off once you stop drinking. However, ongoing overindulgence can lead to extremely high numbers that increase your risk of a heart attack or failure. If you do drink, please stick to no more than one or two per day, and if you don’t currently indulge, don’t start. 

8. Talk to Your Doctor

Your doctor is ultimately your best source of advice for keeping your heart healthy. They can help you calibrate your home blood pressure device so that you can keep tabs on your numbers at home. Additionally, they can recommend advanced testing like echocardiograms and stress tests to monitor you if they identify a problem. 

Your doctor is also your go-to resource if you take medications, drink herbal tea, or take supplements. While most interactions are safe, some can cause trouble — please write a list to check at your next appointment. For example, taking potassium with blood pressure medications can lead to trouble. 

The Love Guide is a comprehensive gift guide inside 360 MAGAZINE

Love Guide

Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, and when shopping for the person you love most, you certainly don’t want to get anything that’s not the best. A box of chocolates and flowers may be fine, but it’s much better to get something more original to show them you care.

360 has compiled a list of the best things to buy for your loved ones.  

Louis Vuitton Essentials

Looking to spruce up your wardrobe with a little classic, luxury flare? Louis Vuitton has you covered with pieces from their Spring in the City Collection and Run55 collections. These youthful pieces showcase bright, upbeat colors that are sure to add an ambiance to your everyday pieces.

Louis Vuitton Bag sneaker via Gnazzo Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Louis Vuitton Run55 sneaker via Gnazzo Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Stone+Lain 

Beautify a table and enhance every culinary experience, one plate, one bowl, one dish at a time. More than just dishware, Stone+Lain craft experiences out of porcelain, china, and stone. Their plates and bowls come in a variety of colors, designs, and sizes as they are all about offering high-quality tableware that’s also highly affordable. Stone+Lain believes that a formal or casual table moment should be priceless, not pricey. From dreamy, marbled designs to sleek minimalist motifs, Stone+Lain appeals to all personal preferences with a vast array of unique and eye-catching settings. Porcelain, stoneware, bone china… they are the destination for tableware.

Stone+Lain via ChicExecs Brand Strategy for use by 360 Magazine

Kidrobot × The Andy Warhol Foundation

The newest collaboration from Kidrobot and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is launching on Kidrobot.com and in select museum stores. Andy Warhol Pop Art Collection One, a curated box containing apparel and limited-edition collectible tributes to the ground-breaking artist’s work, is strictly limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide.

Andy Warhol Pop Art Collection Dunny Box One includes:

  • Limited edition Andy Warhol “Self Portrait” short-sleeve t-shirt with printed signature sleeve (available in sizes S-XXL)
  • 1 x mystery “Many Faces of Andy Warhol” 3-inch blind box figure
  • Andy Warhol “X-Ray Banana” 5″ Dunny
  • Two collectible Warhol rubber magnets measuring 3 inches each
  • Andy Warhol “15 Minutes” metal pin measuring 1.5 inches

The collection comes packaged in a Kidrobot x Andy Warhol box. Each box is limited to 1,000 worldwide and is only available on Kidrobot.com and museum stores.

Check out the entire Kidrobot x Andy Warhol line HERE.

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G-Shock

Casio’s latest additions to its G-SHOCK MOVE lineup, the Burning Red Series, are perfect for a significant other. The new collection brings a striking red colorway to two of the brand’s most popular fitness models, the GBA900 and GBD200, which provide technical features to take your training to the next level. 

Offering both function and style, the new GBA900RD-4A and GBD200RD-4 are built with the absolute toughness G-SHOCK models are known for, as well as the tools to provide users with customized technology to support a variety of workouts. This includes features like Bluetooth® functionality that enables users to measure running distance, speed, pace, calorie consumption, and more. Additional features include a step tracker, a graphical display of workout intensity, and an achievement graph to show progression towards individualized goals.

In addition, both models boast a built-in accelerometer, which can automatically record daily movements when paired with the G-SHOCK MOVE app. The innovative measurement function can log mileage, speed/pace, and calories burned, making sure users stay on track with their fitness goals for the new year.

The GBD200RD-4 also features a High Contrast MIP display, a slim profile, and a bold, red urethane band with multiple band holes to improve air exchange and provide enhanced comfort and moisture control, as well as ensuring a precise fit while on the move.

The GBA900RD-4A boasts a classic G-SHOCK shape along with a large LCD display, which provides the user with increased visibility of the multi-functional analog-digital display. Similar to the GBD200, the watch’s lugs have ventilation parts to improve air exchange and moisture-wicking, while the red urethane band features multiple band holes, allowing for precise length adjustments and maximum comfort while the wearer is on the move.

The new timepieces also come equipped with G-SHOCK technology including:

  • Shock Resistance
  • 200M Water Resistance
  • 2 Year Battery Life
  • LED (Super LED)
  • Full Auto Calendar
  • World Time (GBD200 only)
  • Dual Time (GBA900 only)
  • 12/24 Hour Time Formats

The GBA900RD-4A will retail for $130 and the GBD200RD-4 will retail for $150. Both models will be available for purchase beginning this January at select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and HERE.

Alternatively, GMAS2100-4A offers octagonal bezels and a monochromatic look. This design is ideal for those who love a little pop of color in her day to day wardrobe. 

Go slim, clean and bold with a mid-sized black resin band on GMS2100PG-1A4. Forged in stainless steel with rounded hairline finish, the strong rose gold bezel says superior style all the way. The lettering at the top and bottom are engraved as well, providing a simple, one-piece design.

G-Shock GMD800-1

The GMDB800-1 ($99) is one of our most stylish fitness watches to date. Its sleek black case matches any outfit, while the rose gold dial perfectly blends workout gear with casual style. It also is pairable with Bluetooth, meaning people can keep track of all of her workout stats safely on her phone. 

Casio via G-Shock Watches for use by 360 Magazine

A Hat or Jersey from Lids at American Dream

Leading sports retailer Lids has opened its first-ever store at American Dream, the unrivaled entertainment/retail center located minutes from New York City in East Rutherford, NJ. The new, 7,000 sq ft store at American Dream will be the first East Coast Flagship location for Lids and its largest store to date.

The new location will feature Lids’ signature assortment of vast headwear, apparel, jerseys, and novelty items for men, women, and kids. Product will include options from major North American leagues including MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA, among others, as well as from go-to brands including Adidas, New Era Cap, ’47, Mitchell & Ness, Hurley, Oakley, Local Crowns, and more. With over 2,000 unique headwear selections and over 600 different jersey styles to choose from, this Lids store will have the largest selection of hats and jerseys in the U.S. 

“We’re thrilled to kick off the new year strong with the opening of Lids’ debut East Coast Flagship Store at the iconic American Dream,” said Lawrence Berger: partner and chairman of FanzzLids Holdings. “Our largest Lids store to date will offer our shoppers the largest selection of headwear and jerseys anywhere in the U.S. with the vast team and product assortment our customers know to expect from us. We’re looking forward to locals and shoppers visiting from afar enjoying this top-of-the-line shopping experience.” 

This flagship store will also feature an expanded customization section and offer on-site customization of hats, jerseys, t-shirts, and more at Lids’ signature Custom Zone. Additional features and experiential components will be added to the Lids store in the weeks to follow, including a jumbotron above the Custom Zone, located in the center of the store to replicate the look and feel of an in-game experience.

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Maestro Moon Phase Watch

The Maestro Moon Phase gives a new meaning to space & time. A moon phase aperture at six o’clock adds an element of otherworldly romance to this classic watch. Moon phase displays were common on clocks & pocket watches dating back to the renaissance period. Combining art & science, this feature demonstrates watchmaking technical mastery. Moon phase watches show the various phases of the moon, which has always provided time with an orientation. The moon was the first method of telling the passing of months.

A “moon phase” is the lighted area of the moon that is visible as it travels around the earth. Its journey is exactly 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes & 2.9 seconds.

To set your maestro moon phase watch, you must determine the date of the last full moon in the lunar cycle. Once you have the number of days, pull out the crown and twist counterclockwise. Turn once for each day elapsed.

While this measurement of time may be antiquated; it still represents historical craftsmanship & gives this maestro model a whimsical vintage appeal. The combined open balance wheel on this maestro watch reveals the “heart of the movement”. It is just a glimpse into the precision, quality, and technical assembly inside the refined design of a 39.5mm case.

Watch Illustration by Mina Tocalini for use by 360 Magazine

NOIRANCA’s Black Salon

NOIRANCA, the 360-degree, full-on sustainability accessories brand has just launched a new campaign celebrating African American culture through the prism of the unique characteristics of black hair.

With stunning imagery that highlights individual artistic expression and empowerment NOIRANCA‘s latest campaign looks at hair’s power to make a strong political statement.

“Black hair is liberation, a statement, an aesthetic of self.”  

NOIRANCA bag via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine

Flora Hemp Spirits

Mix it up with the world’s first cannabinoid alcohol alternatives. A bright botanical flavor profile makes Flora the perfect substitute for alcohol and provides users with the relaxing, therapeutic effects of cannabinoids. Essentially, they provide similar effects of alcohol without its many health problems, including hangovers. It’s time to normalize social cannabinoid consumption and start drinking differently! Check out Flora’s Instagram and Facebook.

Flora Hemp Spirits via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine

Fresh Peaches

Be prepared when nature strikes with Fresh Peaches

Fresh Peaches Toilet Paper Gel provides an upgraded wiping experience that also solves common toilet paper frustrations. This wet wipe alternative moisturizes dry toilet paper which eliminates friction so that your rear receives a soothing wipe for a superior clean.

Unlike foam or water-based wet wipe alternative products, this specially formulated gel eliminates friction without breaking toilet paper down so there’s no piling or tearing as you wipe!  

Fresh Peaches can also be used as feminine hygiene wipes and baby wipes, made from restorative ingredients like witch hazel, vitamin B, and green tea. 

  • Includes a 5oz bottle for use at home and a 20ml Pocket bottle for on the go 
  • Clinically tested. Hypoallergenic, non-irritating, and safe for sensitive skin
  • No fragrances, dyes, or additives

Their products are made with 98% natural ingredients and are flushable and biodegradable, so you can trust the flush.

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ADAMVS Wines

ADAMVS offers three extraordinary reds to pair with any meal or for a special gift—the 2016 TERES ($135), 2016 QUINTVS ($220), and 2016 ADAMVS ($375). ADAMVS is also offering virtual Valentine’s tastings throughout the month of February as a way to connect consumers with the winery.

Alternatively, for those visiting the wine country during the Valentine’s Day weekend or the month of February, ADAMVS is offering a guest experience that is as special as its wines and takes place in either the stunning Cypress House Tasting Room or the adjacent Wine Library.  The Cypress House is an open glass room surrounded by a freestanding log wall sculpture, a light-filtering device that frames views of the forested site.  The Wine Library is a 12-inch solid wall cast concrete structure that revived a historical agricultural building. 

The ADAMVS tasting experience also includes an extraordinary cheese and charcuterie board prepared by the Estate Culinary Director.  A tour of the vineyard, meet and greets with the farm animals, and several other vineyard surprises are also included. 

The tasting fee is $125 per person.

glass of wine via Mina Tocalini for use by 360 Magazine

Hopping Ghosts Figurine

Osaka Popstar presents “Hopping Ghosts” the new Ltd Ed. 8″ vinyl figure that comes complete with its own punk-rock theme song!

Chinese vampire mythology takes a spin through the mind of Osaka Popstar creator/frontman John Cafiero-who designed the figure and penned the accompanying single.

Each figure is 8-inches tall, with a removable scroll spell accessory, and comes packaged in a full-color art box with a free download card for the new single “Hopping Ghosts” by Osaka Popstar. The single features John Cafiero (vocals) backed by a lineup featuring Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) Drums, Sal Maida (Cracker, Milk & Cookies, Roxy Music) Bass, and Dean Rispler (The Dictators NYC, Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black) Guitar. Download also includes an alternate “animated instrumental” version (as heard in the animated promo for the new figure line).

What exactly is a Hopping Ghost? Known as Jiangshi in Chinese folklore and kyonshī in Japan, hopping ghosts or hopping vampires are basically a breed of zombie; reanimated corpses dressed in traditional garments from the Qing Dynasty. Rigor mortis has set in so they can only move around by hopping with their arms outstretched! They can’t see using traditional vision. Instead, they sense living creatures by their breath and seek to absorb the life force of the living. They can be stopped with a scroll to the forehead containing a spell written in a mix of ink and blood and led by Taoist priests using bells.

  • produced by Osaka Popstar
  • 8 inches tall
  • vinyl
  • window boxed

Hopping Ghost via Tenacious Toys for use by 360 Magazine

Reebok Solution Mid

New for 2022, Reebok have debuted “Solution Mid” ($80), a streamlined basketball sneaker inspired by Allen Iverson‘s iconic Question Mid. Offered in three narrative SKU’s (GY0930, GY0931, GY0933), the shoe is available now in adult unisex sizing from DSW, Famous Footwear, and other select retailers, and will release on their website in March.

Issued for the prolific point guard at the dawn of his ’96 rookie season, Iverson’s signature Question Mid is recognized as one of the most important basketball sneakers in modern history.

A sleek, lightweight interpretation, the new “Solution Mid” brings together Reebok hoops heritage, Iverson DNA and contemporary design, resulting in a unique model that’s fitting both on court and off.

Initial colorway offerings include:

  • White/Red (GY0930): Inspired by the OG red-toe Question issued for Iverson’s ’96 rookie premiere–his first signature shoe.
  • Black/White (GY0931): Rewinds to fall ’20 and the coveted “OG Meets OG” Question Mid.
  • Black/Black (GY0933): Understated, stealth execution.

Key features include an OG-inspired ghillie lacing system, a mesh upper underlay and tongue, synthetic leather upper overlays and toe box, a translucent outsole, and an Iverson graphic sockliner.

Reebok Solution Mid via Reebok for use by 360 Magazine

ChopBox

Do you have lofty goals of eating healthier in the New Year? Maybe your goals are to be more sustainable and thoughtful about where your food comes from? Upgrade your meat selection with high-quality, high protein options from ChopBox

Their hand-picked meats are always delivered fresh, never frozen, directly to your door. Each premium cut is sourced from farms that value sustainable practices for rich flavor, remarkable tenderness, and a higher protein and vitamin content than your usual supermarket fare.

Choose from your favorite everyday staples to special occasion cuts:

  • Steakhouse Sliders
  • Center Cut Filet Mignon
  • Duroc Boneless Pork Loin Chop
  • Faroe Island Salmon
  • Prime Rib Roast
  • Murray’s Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • And so much more!

ChopBox also offers numerous sauces, spices, and cheeses so you can complete your feast or set the stage for your next big event.

Chopbox via Everything Branding for use by 360 Magazine

PatPat.com

What do you do when love is in the air, but wintery hues are still taking up space in their closet? Add a splash of red, a hint of pink, and a whole lot of hearts with the help of PatPat.com!

Whether you like to match for family photos or are looking for an affordable way to keep those quickly growing toddlers clothed, at PatPat.com you can discover the latest trends and comfort fabrics at unbeatable prices. 

For Babies:

  • Ribbed Heart Allover Long-Sleeve Romper – Dainty and sweet, this onesie is hard to resist when paired with your little one.
  • Baby Boy Red Love Heart Raglan Jumpsuit – Savor the time you have to make your wardrobe choices with this adorable classic.

For Big Kids:

  • Pretty Heart Decor Chiffon T-Shirt – One part princess and one part pink, what’s not to like?

Coordinated Family Looks:

  • Family Matching Red Ruched Long-sleeve Belted Dresses and Colorblock Sweatshirts Sets- Wear your heart on your sleeve with this adorable family matching set.

PatPat.com Clothing via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine

Eyeleos

See your loved one clearer this holiday with glasses from Eyeleos and show them how much they mean to you with a stylish pair of sunnies, blue light glasses, or prescription frames!

This fun and fashionable brand will give your partner the opportunity to see you in a new perspective–aka the best spouse ever!

Eyeleos is the newest eyewear brand on the market giving back to charities across the country with every purchase made. Offering customizable designs for men and women in a wide range of colors and designs!

Check out some thoughtful gift options for your husband, wife, or partner on a special day!

Snow Teeth Whitener

Sometimes, even when brushing your teeth twice a day, you can still end up with slightly yellowed teeth. This is natural for many individuals and can even be related to genetics. Nevertheless, they don’t make for great Instagram selfies. Snow has developed a way for your teeth to be whiter than ever with their teeth whitening kit. And now, it’s completely wireless, so you don’t have to worry about keeping your head near a charger just to have a whiter smile. You will see results after just one use!

Les Deux No. 1

Les Deux No. 1 is the perfect perfume for your significant other. It contains hints of jasmine, incense, cardamom, vetiver, tobacco leaf, Brazilian rosewood, and cedarwood, making it perfect for all genders. It’s also subtle, perfect for all occasions, and is built to last throughout the day. Be sure to check it out. 

Big Shake’s

Nashville hot chicken that causes a buzz from coast to coast is what Big Shake’s is all about. Until recently, however, those being able to enjoy the food were limited to people in the Nashville, Tenn., area. That’s all changed now that the chain is offering nationwide shipping of its famous hot chicken, as well as a line of its other popular products. Within two days from placing the order, dinner can be on the table no matter where you live around the country.

“We had such a demand for our food around the country that we had to perfect a way to get it to people no matter where they live,” explains Shawn Davis, otherwise known as Chef Big Shake, owner of Big Shake’s restaurants. “Now we offer nationwide shipping, giving people the opportunity to serve up some Big Shake’s for dinner, whether they are in Nashville, Seattle, or Miami. We have you covered.”

The Chef Big Shake team perfected the process of offering nationwide shipping of its food. Each order is cooked and bagged perfectly and arrives with reheating instructions so that people can get the tasty meal on the table with ease. Big Shake’s also offers a 10% discount for all first orders when signing up for emails.

Some of the options people can order include:

  • Nashville hot chicken dinner–Includes 16 pieces of mixed white and dark chicken, two pounds of mac and cheese, two pounds of white beans, and one package of cornbread. 
  • Jumbo tenders–Includes 12-24 jumbo tenders and cornbread.
  • Big Shake’s hot mess chicken sandwich–Comes with six buns, chicken breast, fixings, coleslaw, and ghost pepper mayo.
  • Crispy crunchy breaded hot wings–Order 50 or 100 wings, served with choice of ranch or bleu cheese.
  • Big Shake’s world-famous hot chicken and waffles–Includes 12 jumbo tenders, 6 waffles, butter, and syrup.
  • Chicken dinner pack–Includes 12 jumbo chicken tenders, two pounds of mac and cheese, two pounds of white beans, and one pack of cornbread.

Blundstone Boots

With the holiday right around the corner, it’s time to get that last-minute shopping complete, and Blundstone has something for everyone on your list. If you’re in the NYC area, the Blundstone Pop-Up Shop located in SoHo at 250 Lafayette Street, has endless pairs of boots that are as comfortable as they are stylish. With a wide range of colors, styles, and prices, there’s a pair perfect for your loved ones. Skip shipping delays and shop in-store for Australia’s most beloved boot brand. However, they can also be purchased HERE and HERE. Depicted below is style 992.

Raymond Weil Noemia Collection

The Noemia ladies watch is a new watch for women, and a perfect gift for your wife or girlfriend. It has a perfectly contoured stainless steel bracelet with satin-finish links. The watch face is constructed of an exquisite quartz interior and (depending on the model) contains 11 diamonds on the indices, and 36 on the case. The name came from the granddaughter of Raymond Weil. It is available in a 32-millimeter case.

Allison Christensen illustrates a watch for 360 Magazine

In Good Tastes

Enjoy an assortment of fine wines without the pressure of opening a full bottle with In Good Tastes single-serving bottles! This diverse selection of mini bottles includes wine varietals curated from California, Italy, Spain, France, and more. These convenient single-serving bottles are perfect for indulging on your own or gifting to a wine-loving friend!

  • Discover a new region or style of winemaking you wouldn’t have considered
  • Each wine is handpicked and available in limited batches
  • Try new wines without wasting a whole bottle
  • Single-glass bottles are 187ml (About a glass and a half)
  • Delivered directly to your door
  • Cute glass mini bottles are perfect for upcycling!

Gucci Diana Tote

With a blast from the past comes the reimagined Gucci Diana tote bag collection. The chic design with bamboo handles seeks inspiration from its original edition that came out back in the ‘90s. Each leather bag can be found in three differing sizes with an assortment of color choices. Each bag is equipped with a removable leather belt that resembles that of the initial version of the ‘90s bag.

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Instapump Fury Zone “Citron”

Reebok will release the Instaump Fury Zone “Citron” (G55142, $150), the next colorway of this brand-new exploration of Pump technology from Reebok Basketball, revealed this past February.

Fury Zone offers a modern interpretation of Instapump Fury design language, paired with Pump technology and built for the modern-day blacktop with style and comfort all-in-one. Following the launch of its inaugural Pump Omni Zone II OG “Black & Orange” colorway, the Instapump Fury Zone “Citron” pays homage to the Instapump Fury OG, Reebok’s futuristic lace-less running sneaker released in ’94. 

The Instapump Fury Zone “Citron” (G55142, $150) is available beginning March 18 from Reebok.com, Foot Locker, Finish Line, and Champs Sports, among other retailers, with additional colorways releasing this year.

Moonlight Collection

What better way to show your love then to give your partner a new pair of shoes!

On the heels of the grand-ball-inspired Spring-Summer 2022 collection by Nicolas Ghesquière, this season’s footwear embodies the encounter between avant-garde and the unique heritage of a Maison that transcends the ages. 

A new emblematic style modeled by Lous and the Yakuza, the Moonlight is a modern ankle boot that blends comfort with design in various styles and colorways. It is a sleek and stylish modern boot that feels like it should be uncomfortable, but actually isn’t. Prices start at $1,720.

Westerlay Orchids

Westerlay Orchids are uniquely colorful, bramble orchids! Great for uplighting someone’s indoor space and their spirits. Each Bramble bloom is one-of-a-kind. No two plants are alike, cascading down the side of a glazed ceramic pot, each orchid exhibits love and appreciation that needs no wrapping. Simply choose from a variety of colors and deliver to a loved one for elegant, long-lasting beauty for their special day.

Available at all West Coast Kroger locations or shop box of orchids at Westerlay.com!

Doctor Plotka’s Al Natural Whitening Toothpaste

Sick of not knowing exactly what’s in your toothpaste and purchasing unnatural options? We’ve got the perfect solution just for you; Doctor Plotka’s All Natural Whitening Toothpaste. This toothpaste is equipped with the finest ingredients to clean and freshen up your daily smile. Consisting of French thermal water, organic mint and organic propolis, this paste will have your teeth smelling and feeling minty fresh!

Some highlights of Doctor Plotka’s All Natural Whitening Toothpaste include…

  • Remineralizes the teeth, which resists erosion while reestablishing whiteness
  • Reduces likelihood of cavities, gum sensitivity and plaque
  • French thermal water consists of rich minerals that aid in irritation
  • Refreshing, clean, long-term breath
  • Ingredients come from natural roots
  • Physical tube of toothpaste is recyclable while being made of 44% post-consumer recycled matter

Doctor Plotka's All Natural Whitening Toothpaste product image via Michelle Frazee Everything Branding PR

moon d’elle Collection 2

Italian luxury footwear brand moon d’elle is proud to announce the launch of its Capri-inspired Collection 2, arriving April 11, 2022. 

Collection 2 marks the brand’s first foray into sandals, just in time for warmer weather. Founders and sisters Tabitha and Chandra Perkins were inspired by a trip to Capri, which they explored mostly by foot and boat, when designing their latest collection.

The vibrant hues and natural elements of the island found themselves embedded in this collection. From the deep blue hues of the sea to the light blue waters of the grottos, the blush hues of sunsets along sandy beaches, and even the shapes of the sunlight’s rays, the sisters drew inspiration from the natural beauty of the island for the colors, textures, and silhouettes of their latest pieces.

The second collection continues to showcase one of moon d’elle‘s signature traits of mixing different materials and textures to fuse classic with modern elements, such as nappa leather and snakeskin, with a partial lamination in metallic on precious suede with linen fabric. Light-colored earth tones and pastels dominate the newest designs, with fresh materials like transparent mesh, crystal appliques, and glitter rainbow leather. 

Moon D'Elle via Jade Burtland for VLIV Communications

Teddy Fresh x Elton John

The vibrant, high streetwear brand Teddy Fresh collaborates with Elton John to create a dazzling, modern collection. The Teddy Fresh Elton John collection showcases bold fabrics and elaborate detailing on a selection of hoodies, tees and even a sequin jacket! Teddy Fresh x Elton John captures the overall revolutionary essence of the iconic career of John. The collections audacious pieces symbolize the way that John has broken down boundaries and transformed the music industry, and world, into what it is now.

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Ballguard Liquid Powder

Ballguard provides relief for when you might be feeling a little bit “uncomfy down there.” Acts as a deodorant cream that dries as a powder that combats sweat, smell and chafing.

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Adidas Headphones

FWD-02 SPORT: Whether they’re new to the sport, training for their first marathon, or seasoned and trying to get faster, the FWD-02 Sport earbuds are perfect for those in your life to optimize runs. Since the earbuds are tailor-made for long runs, they will never have to worry about the FWD-02 SPORT slipping from her ear thanks to its sleek, ergonomic design that features the brand’s legendary three stripe branding.

adidas Z.N.E. 01 ANC: The adidas Z.N.E. 01 ANC provides comfort whatever the occasion is, whether on a walk, running errands, or taking calls on the go. The Z.N.E. 01 ANC enables immersive sound and Active Noise Canceling to keep her focused and connected to moments without any interruptions.

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WHOOP 4.0 + WHOOP Body 

WHOOP 4.0 is the most advanced 24/7 fitness and health coach that tracks key physiological metrics across recovery, sleep, training while providing personalized recommendations and actionable feedback. The next generation of WHOOP is 33% smaller than its predecessor, built with a new sensor array and algorithms for greater accuracy and expanded features like blood oxygen and skin temperature insights to help members optimize performance. The product can be purchased HERE.  

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Samsonite 

Samsonite Voltage DLX: The Voltage collection stands out with its artfully contoured polypropylene shell, which also resists abuse from baggage handling. Select a calming blue or brilliant chili red and there’s no doubt that you or your loved one will stand out from the crowd. The three-dimensional exterior opens to a spacious interior that further expands for extra packing capacity. And integrated pockets will keep their belongings neatly organized. A dynamic design for a dynamic travel experience. Launching April 19 in a NEW purple colorway!

Samsonite Stryde 111 Collection: The new Stryde 111 collection offers innovative features, durability, and convenience without compromising on style. Each piece in the collection features the eVision LED lighting system built into its handles to provide lighting in dark areas. In addition, the Stryde 111 Carry-on has an integrated TSA lock and USB charging ports plus an innovative self-retracting strap to help it stay in place securely while lying on the Glider (or any other Samsonite suitcase). 

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ebags Belcourt Collection: Designed for the mom who needs a true crossover bag that easily transitions from work to play, the Belcourt collection arrives with a Backpack, Convertible Carryall, and Weekender. Continuing the ebag tradition of thoughtful organization, each bag is feature-rich and embraces an approachable design that is polished enough to bring to the office but functional for outside of work activities. 

ebags Just Right Carryall: The Just Right Carryall gives new meaning to carry-it-all! 3 separate, dedicated compartments are sized for laptops, tablets, and smaller accessories. Wireless and port charging areas are thoughtfully included in the design (battery not included) as well as RFID lining and protective feet. Other bags beware, this triple compartment titan is out to replace all other styles in her rotation. 

Bag via M&C Saatchi Entertainment for use by 360 Magazine

Reebok Parquet Court

Reebok has confirmed the April 15 release of its Pump Omni Zone II “Parquet Court,” an imaginative, Boston-inspired take on the iconic Pump basketball shoe made famous in 1991 by rookie dunk champion Dee Brown. Leveraging a green/black color pallet, home court woodgrain sock liner, and custom-fit Pump technology, “Parquet Court” dreams up what a player’s edition (PE) Pump Omni Zone II might look like if it were issued for the high-flying Brown—who mainly laced up OG colorways—in the early ’90s. The Pump Omni Zone II “Parquet Court” ($160, GX3779) is available beginning April 15 from their website, Foot Locker, Champs Sports, and Finish Line, among other select retailers.

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Gucci’s Mother’s Day Gifts

Gucci has recently announced the launch of their hand-picked selection of Mother’s Day Gifts. This extensive guide includes fan favorites that are perfect for mom this holiday. Browse Gucci’s assortment of leather goods including handbags, luggage, shoes and wallets. Also available is a wide range of accessories featuring necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, watches, and a refined selection of printed silk scarves.

Gucci Mother's Day via Gnazzo Group for use by 360 Magazine

Funny Friends

Funny friends were created to give children introductions to all things artistic. With imaginative shapes, bold colors and soft exteriors, your funny friend will be the perfect toy! Designed by hand, each plushie is completely unique and differentiated from the next.

Prices start at $14.95 and can be purchased via Cribsi.

Funny Friends product image via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine

Eva Solo SmartMat

Doubling as a mobile device/tablet holder and a table mat for your saucepans/dishes, the Eva Solo SmartMat elevates the kitchen experience to a whole new level for only $49.95

Conveniently allowing you to prop up your device and follow along recipes, watch your favorite YouTube show or vlog your cooking, Cribsi’s SmartMat truly assists you throughout your culinary endeavors.

Some highlights include…

  • Made from durable, heat-safe silicone
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Dual-purpose as a table or counter mat and device holder

Prices start at $49.95 and can be purchased via Cribsi.

Eva Solo SmartMat image via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine

Eva Solo Star Water Can

With an inventive, futuristic look comes the Eva Solo Aquastar Water Can by Cribsi. Sporting an accessible design that fits perfectly on your countertop, the pointed spout allows you to get to those hard-to-reach areas seamlessly. Refill is super user-friendly, and all you have to do is remove the AquaStar’s spout.

Some highlights include…

  • 2L capacity in a small form factor
  • Space-saving design
  • Minimalist, stylish look and superior functionality
  • Pointed spout for small pots or hard to reach soil

Prices start at $49.95 and can be purchased via Cribsi.

Eva Solo Star Watercan image via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine

The Keeper AirTag Holders

The Keeper AirTag Holder is the most useful product to add some personality to your air tag while ensuring its safety.

With an array of styles and designs to choose from, you can add your own personal touch with this product! Sporting high-quality leather designs of plush sculptures, you’ll fall in love with the Keeper!

Some highlights include…

  • High-quality leather or soft plush sculpture varieties
  • Provides durable protection for your AirTag while hiding it
  • Comes with 2 attachment methods allowing you to customize a range of items
  • Designed by Funny Friends’ collection artist, Jennifer Mazur-Becker

Prices start at $49.95 and can be purchased via Cribsi.

The Keeper AirTag Holder via Tiffany Coletti for use by 360 Magazine

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Compliments

Nowadays, there are wide selections of accessories to flatter our cellular devices. We’ve compiled a list of the top three additions that fit perfectly with the Samsung Galaxy 222.

  • The Milan Color Gradient Case

A transparent case adorned with gradient coloring, the Milan has got you covered with style and safety features. Made with D3O® Crystalex™, the Milan is ensured to protect your Samsung from heights up to 13 feet. With a beautiful design that compliments 360’s Italian green 512gb model, the Milan pairs perfectly!

Milan Color Gradient Case and snap+ juice pack mini wallet showcasing 360 Magazine's NFT  atop issues of Glove, Tamar Braxton and David Bendavid w/ Beyoncé Ivy Park and Adidas e-zine via Armon Hayes for use by 360 MAGAZINE
  • Fusion XTR Curve Screen Protector

Fit for the Galaxy S22, the Fusion XTR was created to suit the natural curve of the screen. Equipped with D3O®, an Eyesafe® blue light filter and even nano-coating to ensure reduced friction, the Fusion XTR is the perfect product to safeguard your device.

  • snap+ juice pack mini wallet

Magnetically designed to lack onto your device, the snap+ juice pack mini wallet comes with an array of features. Sporting a 5,000mAh battery and built-in card holder, this mini wallet is suitable for an array of devices, including most iPhone 13/12 series phones and Qi-enabled smartphones.

Fusion XTR Curve Screen Protector and the snap+ juice pack mini wallet showcasing 360 Magazine's NFT animal series on phone on opensea atop issues of Glove, Tamar Braxton and David Bendavid w/ Beyoncé Ivy Park and Adidas e-zine via Armon Hayes for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Reebok Answer IV, “White and Silver”

Fresh off their latest retro hoops collaboration, Reebok and Packer have confirmed a second special-edition release of Allen Iverson‘s iconic Answer IV, “White/Silver,” where timeless style has once again met beloved cultural touchstones of the late ’90s and early ’00s. No one person embodies turn-of-the-century style quite like Allen Iverson. His unapologetic demeanor made him a legend in his own time and the influence he had on a generation of fashion and popular culture will never be forgotten. As a tribute to an era in which “AI” will forever remain a champion, Packer presents a second special edition Reebok Answer IV, aesthetically engineered to feel synonymous with fondly remembered trends of that time. Equipped with subtle construction alterations, the Packer Answer IV “White/Silver” offers a buttery white leather upper with silver mesh, reconstructed upper panels and subtly placed red accents.

Reebok answer via Reebok for use by 360 Magazine

Fabletics Earth Day Collection

In honor of April 21 being Earth Day, Fabletics has created a limited-edition capsule full of eco-friendly that are produced from recycled soft organic cotton. Through the efforts of the collection, Fabletics has also pledged to make a $25k donation to Conservation International, who is devoted to creating security for nature in the years to come. Shop all eco-friendly products HERE.

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Reebok Answer IV “54 Points”

Reebok Answer IV “54 Points” remembers Iverson’s Iconic ’01 Playoff Performance and will be available May 6. On January 6, 2001, while wearing this particular white/grey Answer IV, Allen Iverson would put on an epic game-high 54-point scoring performance—one of the best of his illustrious career—to lead his Philly team to an improbable 107-104 playoff win. Back for the first time since that season, the white/grey Answer IV “54 Points” is executed in its original 2001 makeup featuring an OG premium leather upper, reflective accents, a zipper shroud, and an original tattoo graphic sock liner.

Reebok Answer "54 Points" via Jason Silva for Reebok for use by 360 Magazine

AIRTIME LUXE 2 + Qi Pad

Bluetooth ear stems which can temporarily replace your ear pods or buds. Decent to receive and make calls, but there doesn’t seem to be any noise cancelling. Outputs a clear and full sound while playing music. Great command interface – controls with simple taps. Lasts approx 3 hours. Generally speaking, we would not recommend this to people who take a ton of calls. Perhaps better for someone jumping rope, boxing, and/or relaxing in a steam room after an explosive Equinox workout. Includes wireless charging case and pad. Water resistant. No app available or needed. Additional info HERE.

MVMT Shades

Durable, ergonomic and priced just right. MVMT offers an array of classic sunglasses with just the right amount of edge. Our very own Vaughn Lowery was caught sporting a pair of their Trap frames at the NYSE for a McLaren Racing Press Conference. The gradient lens protect your eyes from harmful blu-ray. The lighter portion of the lens allows just enough light in so your vision remains in tact during darker times of day. The fit is snug like many of it’s higher priced counterparts.

New Watches

Graduation season is upon us and from affordable to luxury we’ve gathered our favorite timepieces that are sure to make the perfect grad gift and serve as a lifelong reminder of the big accomplishment! SwissWatchExpo, Maurice Lacroix and Junghans have a wide range of watches at all price points and styles in-stock and ready to ship! Included are: 

Bell Ross Sport Heritage men's watch via Grayson Houge for Paul Wilmot for use by 360 Magazine

Reebok Question Low “Blueprint”

Reebok has confirmed a May 20 release for its Question Low “Blueprint” ($130, GY1079) from Reebok.com and select retailers.

Standing just 6’0”, Allen Iverson splashed onto the pro scene in ‘96 and quickly began to alter the trajectory of basketball and sport culture. His unmatched energy, viscous crossover move, and unapologetic attitude would set new standards for athleticism, character, and style for generations to come. Issued for “AI” that season upon his rookie debut, Reebok’s Question sneaker underlined the moment when everything changed. 

With an all-over blue treatment, elevated sockliner, and a smooth nubuck and suede upper, the Question Low “Blueprint” celebrates Allen Iverson and the next generation writing their own story, on and off the court. Reebok’s Question Low “Blueprint” ($130, GY1079) is available beginning May 20 from their official site and select retailers.

Reebok's Question Low "Blueprint" sneakers via Reebok for use by 360 Magazine

Tropical Accessories

With wedding season in full effect, it’s essential to embellish your closet with the utmost quality of accessories. From brands like Anna beckHat AttackSqueeze De CitronAllurezFranco Sarto; your desired look is easy to find. From captivating textured handbags to bright and funky pumps, you’ll be able to find the finest fashions to sport no matter the occasion.

These brands can be purchased on their official websites, affiliated with networks such as ShareASale and Skimlinks, or on major retailers including Amazon, Nordstrom and more.

Olivia mar AQUATA RING via Brittany Farkouh (Michele Marie PR) for use by 360 Magazine

Max Bill Küchenuhr Clock

Introducing an all-new timekeeping device for your kitchen comes the Junghans Max Bill Küchenuhr clock. The collaboration between Max Bill and Junghans created the kitchen clock back in 1956, and we see Junghans modernly reinventing this piece in a fresh light blue color. Perfect for convenient access in the kitchen, the clock features numerals in a classic format.

Junghans Max Bill Küchenuhr light blue kitchen clock via Paul Wilmot Communications for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Molo x Jurrasic World Dominion Collection

In celebration of the all-new Jurrasic World: Dominion film, celebrity loved childrenswear brand, Molo, brings the fan favorite dinosaurs to life in a sustainable line packed with Molo’s signature use of colors and prints. 

Available for babies and toddlers, styles include printed t-shirts, sweatshirts and swimwear, along with embroidered logo cargo pants, shorts, hoodies, and jackets. Most of the styles in the collection are made responsibly in 100% GOTS* certified organic cotton or with recycled fibers from post-consumer waste. It is an adventurous range of clothing that encourages children to explore and learn by combining themes of history, nature, and coexistence themes that go hand in hand with Jurassic World Dominion.

The Molo x Jurassic World Dominion capsule is now available to shop at Bergdorf Goodman HERE, for under $100.

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Reebok x KANGHYUK

Reebok and KANGHYUK announce the latest drop in their ongoing collaboration. The two brands have teamed up to debut their combined take on a new silhouette from Reebok – the Premier Road Modern Mid.

Following the popular Premier Road Modern silhouette that debuted in 2020 as part of the Reebok and KANGHYUK partnership, the two teams created a masterfully maximalist mid-cut version of the shoe dubbed the Premier Road Modern Mid. Boasting a new mid-cut collar, the shoe is an elevated version of the Premier Road Modern “Car Part” released by the two brands in 2020.

The new style offers bold details, sculpted design lines and a crisp tonal color scheme. The uppers of each shoe are split between layers and feature a textured build that is an abstract take on Reebok’s signature Vector logo.

This experimentation with tone and texture reaches from the toebox to the heel, while the high-cut collar offers bulbous padded details around the ankle and incorporates a KANGHYUK logo stamped on the heel. Below this sits a rubberized bumper and red foam midsoles which feature a soft EVA construction for comfort.

The Reebok x KANGHYUK Premier Road Modern Mid will be available in two striking colorways – Black (GW6192) and Blue (GW6132) – each for $240.

The Black Premier Road Modern Mid will be available exclusively at Dover Street Market beginning June 23rd before becoming available on Reebok.com and KANGHYUK.shop on June 25th. The Blue Premier Road Modern Mid will be globally available beginning July 1 from select retailers as well as Reebok.com and KANGHYUK.shop.

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Secrets for Healthier Hearts and Sharper Minds

Secrets for Healthier Hearts and Sharper Minds By Dr. Stephen Sinatra, cardiologist, Healthy Directions

A sharp mind and a healthy heart are both keys to living a long, healthy life. However, did you know that your heart and brain – two seemingly different organs – are highly connected? In fact, they are highly dependent on one another. As a result, your brain and heart act almost as a figurative game of dominos – when one falls, the other falls with it. That’s why I’ve made it my mission as a cardiologist to focus as much on brain health as I do on heart health.

Making the Connection Between the Heart and Brain 

Your brain acts as the control center of your body, giving orders here and there to ensure that your natural bodily functions continue without issue. However, there are times when the signals your brain is sending to the different parts of your body can go awry. This can directly affect the heart because faulty signals can send its rhythm into haywire.

These two organs are further intertwined because of their relationships with the vascular system, which both depend on to bring them oxygen and nutrients while carrying away any waste.

Plus, both organs are highly susceptible to several ailments that can affect their efficacy. The main culprits include oxidative stress, disruptions in blood flow and chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can be brought on by a lack of exercise, poor diet and exposure to pollutants, among other triggers. The intricate network of your brain and the 100 billion cells (or neurons) that make it up are even more vulnerable than your heart to these stressors.

The good news is that many of the same recommendations I make for keeping your heart healthy also boost the health of your brain and entire body. Here are some of the most important things that you can do to nurture the heart-brain connection:

  • Switch Up Your Diet: I’ve always been a proponent of the Mediterranean diet. Another diet that I recommend for heart and brain health combines elements of the Mediterranean diet with elements from the Asian side of the Pacific Rim, also known as the Pan-Asian Modified Mediterranean (PAMM) diet. This diet puts an emphasis on healthy fats derived from sources like fish, nuts and seeds, avocados, olive oil and DHA-fortified eggs, supporting overall brain health. In addition, the diet includes considerable amounts of vegetables and fruits. While doing this, you should also keep in mind the importance of limiting processed sugars and simple carbohydrates, two major contributors to inflammation.
  • Be Wary of Chronic Stress: Believe it or not, stress can play a major role in the health of your brain and heart. When you are stressed, your body releases cortisol, also known as the “stress hormone.” Short-term stress is okay because the body can return to normal. However, chronic stress accompanied by high levels of cortisol can affect the regions of the brain associated with memory and emotion, causing your autonomic nervous system to be on constant alert. Making time for exercise, maintaining health sleep cycles, and connecting with people around you can help combat stress. Additionally, you can practice meditation, yoga and breathing exercises to help. 
  • Put the Kibosh on “Invisible” Brain Threats: When people think of invisible pollutants, they typically think of carbon emissions and greenhouse gases. However, there are other invisible pollutants out there that can affect the brain directly. Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are emitted by everything from cell phones to wireless networks. Even home appliances can emit these EMFs that affect the electrical currents within your body, including the crucial ones tasked with regulating your heartbeat and the synapses in your brain. Limiting EMF exposure can be tough, but it’s also extremely important. Some steps include using a corded landline and only using your cellphone on speaker, which limits the exposure of radiation to your brain. You can also hardwire your computer instead of using Wi-Fi. Lastly, you can engage in earthing, which is when you connect to the Earth by walking barefoot or using a grounding pad, protecting you from EMF radiation.
  • Know the Link Between Your Brain and Statins: When looking at your medication list, it is crucial to be aware of cholesterol-lowering statins. These drugs suppress the production of cholesterol and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), resulting in brain fog. Additionally, lowering your cholesterol too much can also affect brain function since it depends on cholesterol to process information.
  • Keep a Close Eye on Your Blood Pressure: High blood pressure can pose a threat in ensuring your brain gets the oxygen it needs. Your brain takes about 20% of the oxygen you breathe, so a healthy blood pressure of around 120/80 mmHg will help maintain that. Include foods like beets, garlic, onions, and apples to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.
  • Step Up Your Supplement Game: If you don’t have a solid supplement routine, now is the time to find a regimen that works for you. I recommend starting with a good multivitamin, CoQ10 (100 mg daily if you are taking a statin), omega-3 and magnesium. All these supplements will help support brain and heart health. For added protection, my new Focal Point Plus supplement uses a unique combination of clinically validated ingredients including Longvida Optimized Curcumin, CogniBoost American Ginseng, and vitamin K2 menaquinone-7 (MK7), which together can help support cognitive health and memory, healthy blood flow and arterial health.

As I mentioned at the start, think of your heart and brain as two dominos sitting next to one another. In optimal positions, they work in tandem—but when one falters, it can take the other one with it, leaving your entire body vulnerable. So, it’s important to keep both organs in tip-top shape so they can support you for a lifetime.

About Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Dr. Stephen Sinatra is one of the most highly respected and sought-after cardiologists whose integrative approach to treating cardiovascular disease has revitalized patients with even the most advanced forms of illness. He has more than 40 years of clinical practice, research, and study, starting his career as an attending physician at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Connecticut. He is known as one of America’s top integrative cardiologists, combining conventional medical treatments for heart disease with complementary nutritional, anti-aging, and psychological therapies. He is an author, speaker and adviser for the research and development of nutritional supplements with Healthy Directions. Sinatra is a best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including, “Heartbreak and Heart Disease,” “The Great Cholesterol Myth,” “Reversing Heart Disease Now “Heart Sense for Women,” “The Sinatra Solution” and “Metabolic Cardiology.”

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2021 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, the team at 360 Magazine has come together to share their favorite gift ideas that your loved ones are sure to cherish. When getting that special someone a gift, it’s important that it’s romantic as well as useful and these gifts encompass these qualities. 

ArT Wine Preserver®

More people are finding reasons to enjoy a glass of wine at home these days. In some areas, the bars still aren’t open. As kids go back to school, parents are finding themselves needing an extra glass of wine or two, especially with homeschooling and distance learning this year. What’s a better gift for Valentine’s Day than a tool to preserve this romantic beverage.

Most opened bottles of wine go to waste and an estimated  $1.5 billion worth of wine is poured out every year due to oxidation. ArT Wine Preserver® wants to change this wasteful drinking habit. At the same time, it’s promoting moderation drinking in a sustainable way. This made in the USA, recyclable wine saver uses pure argon gas to displace oxygen. Argon gas is the preferred method by winemakers to prevent oxidation in wine.

Argon is a natural atmospheric gas that’s non-toxic and non-reactive. It makes the perfect wine preserver because it doesn’t react with your wine flavors or aromas, it simply displaces the oxygen. It also, keeps wine fresh 7 to 30 day, preserves up to 40 bottles per can and takes two seconds to use.

ArT Wine Preserver – Starting at $14.99

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Patrick Mahomes II Signature Series

Oakley® and Patrick Mahomes II recently launched the Patrick Mahomes II Signature Series. Dreamt up by the reigning Super Bowl Champion and MVP, the debut sunglass of his Signature Series is a fresh and unexpected take on the all-new Sutro Lite. The stylish and functional frame features discoverable details throughout to honor the unconventional talent who is shaping the future of the sport. These are the perfect gift for the athlete in your life. 

The frame features a red color theme for the quarterback’s teams: Kansas City Chiefs and Texas Tech, an etched lens with II for Mahomes, and a unique print that nods to the MVP’s nicknames “Showtime” and “2 PM.” Each frame is also equipped with Oakley’s Prizm™ Lens Technology, designed to enhance color and contrast to see more detail, and a custom microbag that features his signature.

“When I first joined Team Oakley, I was instantly drawn to the Sutro family – a bold and sleek performance frame that is style driven for life off-the-field,” said Mahomes. “Now today, to have the opportunity to launch my own Signature Series that represents who I am as an athlete has been an honor.”

Patrick Mahomes II Signature Series – Starting at $196

Sutro Lite Patrick Mahomes II Collection Photo

David Beckham Sports NEQI Mask

David Beckham, known for his high-quality performance and superiority in the world of Professional Soccer, is known to dress as equally well as he plays. The greatest soccer player of our time spares no details, especially when it comes to wearing a mask, and is among the latest celebrities to wear superior face covering, NEQI Reusable Mask!

Stay safe (and soft) with NEQI, the UK brand that specializes in keeping you clean and safe, which has now made its way to the USA via Amazon.com. Natives of the Earth standing for Quality and Innovation, is the motto that NEQI embodies. Founded in 2020, NEQI focuses on producing premium face coverings, disinfecting sprays, and hand cleansing gel products. NEQI believes good health belongs to everyone and stands behind quality. 

The design affordable, reusable, sustainable face masks are lightweight, ultra-breathable and easy to style. Designed with comfort in mind to ensure we are protecting our environment as well as ourselves. Masks come in 3 colors and multiple sizes, all perfectly pocket-size for on-the-go storage. No one imagined face masks would be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, but in 2021, nothing says I love you like protection from Covid. The masks come in two colors and sizes and there is also a children’s option. 

NEQI Face Covering – Starting at $10.99

David Beckham Illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 Magazine

Fine Jewelry from The House of Luxury

Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like exquisite jewelry for that special someone. Jewelry has always been a classic gift for Valentine’s Day and The House of Luxury will ensure you pick the right piece. For Valentine’s Day The House of Luxury has created a beautiful selection of fine jewelry  from their leading designers Alessa JeweleryTabbahAisha BakerTerzihanYEPREM and Dreamboule

From a Y-NOT Necklace by YEPREM in 18K White Gold in Diamonds to Fizzy: Red Enamel Square Earring by Terzihan in 18K Rose Gold with Diamonds and Red Enamel, these superb selections are sure to be a hit with any woman in your life. 

A variety of pieces and styles – Starting at $1,700

Heart necklace from the house of luxury

The “Don’t Block Your Blessings” Festival

Give your loved ones the gift of blessings and mental health as we navigate what holidays look like through Covid-19.  We have loved watching the  Don’t Block Your Blessings movement develop. They have announced a one of a  kind live-stream festival featuring musicians, artists, and some of the most innovative minds in self-growth and healing. The DBYB Festival boasts three interactive rooms on an exclusive virtual platform allowing festival-goers to jump from room to room attending talks and sessions, accessing musical performances, and viewing live art as it’s created.

Produced by Erez Safar, whose first live-stream festival, Lo-Freq Fest, was featured in Billboard, and shared around the globe. The debut DBYB festival featured over 40+ world-wide presenters with 25,774 viewers.

The next festival will be free to participate in and free to attend virtually, and is set to take place on Valentine’s (Sunday February 14th), between 6-9pm PST.

RSVP Now by going to www.dontblockyourblessings.org/fest.

Virtual Festival – Free

DBYB Fest Promotional Poster

The GMWB5000RD-4

Casio has recently introduced an all-new timepiece to G-SHOCK’s premium Full Metal Series, the GMWB5000RD-4. The new model is constructed with a tough yet fashionable exterior that boasts an eye-catching red stainless-steel case and solid stainless steel band.

The latest Full Metal 5000 model carries on the tradition of the original G-SHOCK DW-5000C with its classic square case shape and digital display. The GMWB5000RD-4 also features a band created with a bold red IP finish, and a screw back with a diamond-like carbon finish for outstanding wear resistance. This is sure to be a show-stopping gift for anyone in your life.

In addition to an updated look, the new Full Metal timepiece comes equipped with several of G-SHOCK’s new and most premium technical features, including Bluetooth Connectivity via the G-SHOCK Connected app, and Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping for self-adjusting and accurate hour / date display virtually anywhere on the globe. It also boasts a STN-LCD digital display that makes the watch easy to read from any angle, as well as Tough Solar Technology, making it capable of self-charging even with low sun exposure.

The GMWB5000RD-4 will retail for $600 and be available for purchase starting January 20th  at select Jewelers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.

The GMWB5000RD-4 – $600

G-Shock RED STAINLESS STEEL CASE

Samsung Galaxy S21 Accessories

New accessories from ZAGG Brands that support the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra have just been announced and they would be the perfect gift for any Samsung Galaxy User. 

The line consists of two screen protectors as well as a variety of cases in four different colors. The GlassFusion VisionGuard+ with D3O is a hybrid screen protector that is engineered to be unbreakable and features an Eyesafe® technology layer that blocks HEV blue light without distorting the color performance of the smartphone screen. It also contains anti-microbial properties that protect the screen protector by inhibiting the growth of odor-causing bacteria. The GlassFusion+ with D3O, is a slightly cheaper model without VisionGuard+. 

The phone cases include the Havana , the Crystal Palace, the Copenhagen, and the Denali, all priced reasonably starting at $29.99. The cases are slim, stylish and protective, everything you could want from a phone case. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Accessories – Starting at $29.99

PUMA x Michael Lau Collection

This new unisex collection consists of footwear, apparel and accessories that features hand-drawn pencil graphics, graph paper textures and other playful design references with a hand-made inspired look and feel. Key footwear styles include bold iterations of the Mirage Mox, Ralph Sampson Mid, Ralph Sampson Lo and RS-2K. Additional items from the pack include the Two-Face track jacket which features a unique print with a pencil mark graphics, a reversible style and a tall collar, a Flat Brim Cap with a detachable “PUMA SAMPLE STUFF” graphic and a Tote Bag that comes with unique graphic prints.

The PUMA x Michael Lau collection will be available on PUMA.com, PUMA stores and select retailers starting Friday, January 22, just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

PUMA x Michael Lau Collection – Beginning at $40

 

Sperry Men’s Bahama II Sneaker

Sperry has always been a classic shoe perfect for the summer. With a timeless style this shoe is 50 percent boat shoe and 50 percent sneaker which makes this boat-sneaker hybrid come with double the wearability.

It has a canvas upper featuring rawhide laces and uses Sperry’s 360° Lacing System™ for a customized fit. The shoe also features a non-marking flexible rubber outsole with molded Wave-Siping™ which provides the ultimate no-slip traction so these shoes can handle any slippery terrain. Sperry has a large selection of shoes for men, women and children which makes them the perfect gift for anyone. 

Sperry Men’s Bahama II Sneaker – Starting at $59.95

Sperry illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 Magazine

Oakley® x Turtle Beach

The gaming accessory brand Turtle Beach recently announced a new partnership with Oakley®, a leader in sports performance and optical innovation. As a brand rooted in competition, Oakley continues expanding its lineup of eyewear developed for gamers who share a passion for performance. The new partnership pairs Turtle Beach’s expertise in creating high-quality, glasses-friendly gaming headsets with Oakley’s quest for optimized vision and performance in a collection designed to help gamers see better, hear better and conquer their opponents.

The new collection features two products. The Metalink RX features headset-compatible temples to ensure they stay in place even in the most intense gaming sessions and come with a custom Turtle Beach logo microbag.

The Frogskins Lite is a limited-edition set that is the newest evolution of Oakley’s most iconic lifestyle eyewear. The eyewear features a throwback Turtle Beach color scheme, Oakley’s Prizm Ruby Iridium Lenses, and a rainbow gradient Oakley and Turtle Beach logo on the temple. Either of these are a great selection for Valentine’s Day for any game lover in your life.

Oakley® and Turtle Beach Collection – Starting at $166

Adidas Headphones

Whether your partner cranks up the music during workouts, listens to a podcast on a walk or has days filled with work calls, Adidas Headphones has you covered with lightweight headphones, long battery life and uncompromising sound. 

RPT-01 (AH / Amazon)

  • Over-ear Headphones; washable ear cushions, launch a playlist with one button
  • 40-hour battery life
  • $170 retail, $119 sale

FWD-01 (AH / Amazon

  • In-ear headphones; knitted tangle free cord and passive transparency to hear your surroundings
  • 16-hour battery life 
  • $150 retail, $99 sale

The upcoming sale runs February 7- February 13 on Adidas’ website for all colorways, like the eye-popping Signal Coral. Adidas has a large variety of headphones for your loved ones, that are sure to support 

FWD-01- Starting at $99

Adidas x Kwasi Kessie Headphones

Farm-Raised Ossetra Caviar Malossol

Valentine’s Day is all about decadence and your Valentine’s Day meal should be no different. What better way to celebrate than with caviar, and D’Artagnan’s Ossetra Malossol Caviar is the caviar of the highest quality. 

D’Artagnan’s Ossetra Malossol Caviar is unpasteurized, low-salt and preservative-free, giving it the best authentic and fresh flavor. This caviar is harvested from Siberian sturgeon on a state-of-the-art aquafarm in France. This sustainable product follows the strictest of animal welfare and environmental protocols. The high quality of the caviar is evident in its color, flavor, and texture. The round, plump pearls have a lingering and nutty flavor reminiscent of hazelnuts or fresh walnuts. With ultra-silky mouthfeel and a color that ranges from clear grey to golden chestnut to deep brown, this buttery caviar is truly unforgettable. Make your Valentine’s Day extra special with caviar. 

Farm-Raised Ossetra Caviar Malossol – Starting at $124.99

Caviar Image for 360 Magazine

WHOOP Health Monitor

In case you aren’t familiar, WHOOP is a 24/7 fitness tracker and health monitor that provides personalized, actionable feedback and tracks key metrics like heart rate variability, resting heart rate, respiratory rate, and sleep staging with industry-leading accuracy. WHOOP distills all of this data down into three key pillars – recovery, strain and sleep – and provides coaching so users can balance their daily lives, train optimally and unlock the secrets to their body’s true potential. 

In April, WHOOP reported findings about the importance of tracking respiratory rate (RR) during the pandemic, and how sudden changes could be significant. In short, WHOOP found that people who had tested positive for COVID-19 had elevated respiratory rates (while people experience most other illnesses did not exhibit that change in RR). Pro golfers, Nick Watney & Scott Stallings, both used WHOOP to track RR and subsequent positive tests for COVID-19, and countless members have shared similar experiences on social media. Lots more info on WHOOP & COVID-19 here and here

STRAIN, SLEEP & RECOVERY

Strain is a measure of the cardiovascular load your body takes on over the course of a day or during a given activity. WHOOP does not count steps, but calculates your personalized exertion and quantifies it on a scale from 0-21.

Recovery is a personalized measure of how ready your body is to take on strain each day. WHOOP calculates your recovery based on 4 physiological markers: heart rate variability (HRV), resting heart rate (RHR), respiratory rate (RPM), and sleep.

Sleep Performance is the amount you slept compared to how much sleep you needed. WHOOP auto-detects your sleep and wake times each day as well as your sleep stages throughout the night to determine your sleep performance for that night.

The WHOOP Lux Kit includes a band and clasp and is the perfect gift for your loved one this Valentine’s Day. It’s sophisticated and useful, so it’s sure to be a hit. Add a WHOOP membership to your gift so they can always stay healthy.

WHOOP Lux Kit – Starting at $85

WHOOP product image

Roots of Fight x Kevin Hart

The apparel brand Roots Of Fight and American stand-up comedian, actor, and producer Kevin Hart recently announced that they have joined forces and launched a limited-edition apparel collection. The collection pays homage to different milestones in the comedian’s life that helped get him to where he is today.

The first capsule in the collection, titled the PHILLY 15 & ERIE COLLECTION, pays tribute to his North Philadelphia roots and the intersection where he grew up. Kevin is unequivocally Philly-made and the art in this capsule commemorates that formative time in his life. This capsule, and others to follow in the coming months, will see a portion of all proceeds going to charities.

Items included in this first capsule include a hoody, sweatshirt and tee, which retail for $48 – $85. The full collection is available in limited quantity for purchase now, exclusively on rootsoffight.com

Roots of Fight x Kevin Hard – Starting at $48

Kevin Hart apparel image

House of Luxury launches the ‘Virtual Xperience

This month House of Luxury launched their new hyper-immersive luxury retail platform ‘Virtual Xperience‘. It is literally a virtual House of Luxury where exquisitely furnished 3D spaces like the ‘Parlour of Perfection’ and the ‘Chamber of Calibre’ accentuate choice designer products ranging from fine jewelry by renowned brands such as YEPREMSimone and Alessa; contemporary art by Banksy, Condo and Kaws; interior décor from Fendi and Ralph Lauren; haute horlogerie from Patek Philippe and others; as well as limited-edition objet d’arts created by leading artists such as Zhuang Hong Yi. 

This is the perfect way to shop for luxury gifts this Valentine’s Day in a covid friendly way. You will be able to find the most lavish, designer gifts that will wow anyone on your gift list. 

Take a closer via the VX Tour – here house of luxury showroom image

Bourbon Summer Cartoon Crisis

These clothes are the perfect unique gift for any fashion lover in your life. With bold prints and snazzy design, this is a gift that will show your love in a BOLD way.

“We use the post-apocalyptic artwork of BOURBON SUMMER CARTOON CRISIS! to produce exquisitely constructed clothing from the most sumptuous and sustainable fabrics. Our clothes explore the tension between ostentatious prints and refined silhouettes. These garments embody the CRISIS philosophy—finding meaning and beauty amidst the chaos that surrounds us.” Find out more about the product line and the company here

Bourbon Summer Cartoon Crisis – Starting at $50

Bourbon Summer Cartoon Crisis Imagery

Sugar Plum Broken Heart Chocolate Pizza

There’s no better way to say I love you than with food! This chocolate heart pizza from Sugar Plum is a unique treat to share with your loved one. 

The solid milk chocolate heart is topped with a festive assortment of chocolate candies and finished with a white chocolate drizzle. Every Chocolate Heart Pizza comes with a wooden mallet, so you can feel free to break this heart into bite-sized bits knowing it’ll never return the favor! Perfect to share with your girls on Galentine’s day
as well! Sugar Plum also offers complimentary two-day shipping!

Chocolate Heart Pizza – $40

Chocolate Heart Pizza Image

Wellness Expert Shares Personal Struggle with Addiction & Depression

ADDICITION. Doesn’t discriminate.
ANXIETY. Indifferent to credentials and achievements.
DEPRESSION. Blind to where you live.

By: Dr. Natacha D. Nelson D.C, M.A.

“Look at you, your parents should be disgusted by you”, voices whispered solely for my ears.

“Your black daddy and your white mommy should be ashamed, to get married, to have you…”, their unapologetic words punctured my naive heart. The seed planted.

“A half breed, black girl shouldn’t be raised by a foreign, white woman. You should be taken and given to a proper home”. Their sentiments pierced every cell of my seven year old body. The terror became real.

***

I Attended a private high school and college. And I was an addict. An eating disorder, compulsive exercise and alcohol consumed my life. Desperate to distract myself from painful and uncomfortable feelings, the addictions led to academic probation and ultimately, dismissal from college.

Determined to become successful, I redeemed myself as the doctor of a large successful practice. I became an internationally competing athlete, married, had a family and good friends around me. None of my achievements dissolved the terror restless below the surface. The image I portrayed eclipsed my fear. Not even I noticed the hibernating rumblings.

Skilled at detecting possible threats against me or my mom (whether real or imagined) I blotted out the physical and emotional consequences of undetected anxiety growing fierce. My duty as a protector and provider devoured my time, money, energy and resources. In attempt to thwart perceived threats, I bankrupt myself; physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. Unable to force myself out of bed, depression ensued.

The proverbial earthquake jolted my life. Demolishing the comfortable walls I erected for safety. Raw and vulnerable, I allowed myself to feel the heartbreak, the grief and the rage. Courageously, I engaged one feeling, one emotion, at a time. Finally willing to acknowledging the terror and pain, I desperately tried circumvent.

Giving my hurt permission to breathe, I began to write. And the healing balm, called Love, soothed my aching heart. Through writing, I was able to sift through four decades of actions and behaviors of my life. Eventually, the “A-Ha” moment revealed itself to me.

*****

The insight that my choices and decisions were unconsciously driven by the need to prove to myself and others, that I was lovable. I wanted to feel accepted, at least tolerated enough, to dissuade others from harming me or my mom.

Unknowingly, my efforts could never hush the unloved parts of me I refused to accept. Other people’s beliefs- about me, my parents and my life- I accepted as true. As long as I held the misbelief that I was unlovable, nothing I could do would override my inner judgments of myself. My outward actions would follow my unconscious beliefs.

My only mistake was to believe the false words of strangers and neighbors. Accepting their judgments as true and accurate. Believing I was bad, wrong, worthless and to be ashamed of. My parents’ marriage-one year after interracial marriage was legalized- to some, was deemed a disgust and my black and white mixed skin was a disgrace.

Once I forgave myself, for choices I made from fear and misinterpretations about myself, the healing began. I could not prove I was loveable if I didn’t believe I was. Accepting I am loveable, I no longer felt the need to prove it; not to myself, to my parents, to anyone. I forgave myself for buying into the unkind words of strangers and neighbors. I Forgave myself for the actions and behaviors I engaged in as a result of the misinterpretations I believed about myself. I Forgave my parents for the mistakes I believed they made in raising me. And forgave the authority figures of my childhood whose unkind words hurt me.

Addictions thwarted my college experience.

Anxiety bankrupt me.

Depression forced me to look at every aspect of my life, lovingly guiding me through the necessary emotional process. The healing work was worth the time and effort. I am finally free.

To you, Beloved Reader. You, too, are loved, are loveable and your life matters.

With Loving,
Natacha.

To learn more about my story, my services, visit:
www.adancingzebra.com
www.lifedoctor.guru
“Finding Courage to Let YOU Out” is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

About the author
Dr. Natacha D. Nelson D.C, M.A., has dedicated her career to understanding the connections between physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being through principles of Chiropractic and Spiritual Psychology. A practicing chiropractor for over 20 years, she is the owner of Inside Out Wellness Center, as well as a former professional beach volleyball player and advisor on health and wellness for the Santa Clara Fire and Menlo-Atherton Police Departments. She is a Mental Health and Wellness consultant and educator who keeps up on the latest research and attends continuing education seminars and scientific symposia, and has a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology. She lives in Los Angeles, with her daughter.

George Thorogood To Host “Red, White and Rock 2019”

GEORGE THOROGOOD TO HOST ABC RADIO’S “RED, WHITE AND ROCK 2019” SPECIAL – AIRING JULY 4 WEEKEND

Rock legend George Thorogood will host ABC Radio’s “Red, White and Rock 2019” music special that will air on ABC affiliates over the upcoming July 4 holiday weekend – July 4, 5, 6 and 7 (airing at different times in different markets).

“Red, White and Rock 2019” will feature rock music from American bands and artists including Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers Band, Heart, Cheap Trick, Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, ZZ Top, and more.  The special features insights into the music from rock icons and celebrates the cities, artists and songs that comprise the proud landscape of American rock and roll.

George Thorogood And The Destroyers is currently on their summer / fall “Good To Be Bad: 45 Years of Rock” 31-city tour, that began on June 22 in Hinckley, Minnesota and continues through October 19 in Battle Creek, Michigan (with additional dates forthcoming).

The group is in their fifth consecutive year of supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by donating $1 from each ticket sold at participating venues on their “Good To Be Bad: 45 Years of Rock” tour to LLS.   Additionally, Epiphone recently announced the release of the Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit guitar.

Below are markets/stations where the special will air:

New York, NYWBPM-FM
New York, NYWJGK-FM
Chicago, ILWKQX-HD2
Chicago, ILWLPO-AM
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TXKBUS-FM
Houston, TXKHVL-AM
Seattle-Tacoma, WAKPQ-FM
Denver, COKCOW-AM
Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CAKSEG-FM
Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CAKODS-FM
Nashville, TNWRUS-AM
Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PAWLUI-AM
Jacksonville, FLWSOS-AM
Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, NCWTOB-AM
Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NMKRWN-FM
Memphis, TNWEGR-FM
Buffalo, NYWGWE-FM
Buffalo, NYWDOE-AM
Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PAWEZX-FM
Lexington, KYWKYM-FM
Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, MIWILZ-FM
Honolulu, HIKRKH-FM
Honolulu, HIKORL-HD2
Omaha, NEKSWI-FM
Charleston-Huntington, WVWZZZ-FM
Springfield, MOKSPQ-FM
Tucson, AZKLPX-FM
Des Moines-Ames, IAKEDB-FM
Wichita – Hutchinson, KSKFXJ-FM
Syracuse, NYWIII-FM
Portland-Auburn, MEWLKZ-FM
El Paso, TXKVLC-FM
Jackson, MSWVBG-FM
Davenport, IA-Rock Island-Moline, ILKCQQ-FM
South Bend-Elkhart, INWRSW-FM
Boise, IDKKGL-FM
Tri-Cities, TN-VAWVEK-FM
Ft. Wayne, INWARU-FM
Ft. Wayne, INWXKE-FM
Augusta, GAWKSX-FM
Greenville-New Bern-Washington, NCWAVQ-AM
Lincoln-Hastings-Kearney, NEKRGY-FM
Fargo-Valley City, NDKPFX-FM
Fargo-Valley City, NDKDVL-FM
Macon, GAWBML-AM
Traverse City-Cadillac, MIWKLZ-FM
Traverse City-Cadillac, MIWKLT-FM
Lafayette, LAKVPI-FM
Eugene, ORKLOO-FM
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo,KZOZ-FM
La Crosse-Eau Claire, WIWPRE-AM
Amarillo, TXKLMX-FM
Wausau-Rhinelander, WIWGLX-FM
Medford-Klamath Falls, ORKFXX-FM
Salisbury, MDWNCL-FM
Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson, NDKATQ-FM
Sioux City, IAKUQQ-FM
Rochester, MN-Mason City, IA-Austin, MNKLKK-FM
Bangor, MEWWMJ-FM
Gainesville, FLWXOF-FM
Idaho Falls-Pocatello, IDKSRA-FM
Missoula, MTKZOQ-FM
Rapid City, SDKQRQ-FM
Elmira, NYWMTT-FM
Grand Junction-Montrose, COKSTR-FM
Parkersburg, WVWRZZ-FM
Cheyenne, WY-Scottsbluff, NEKMOR-FM
Great Falls, MTKMON-HD4
Lima, OHWBUK-FM

OTR “Heart” Music Video ft. Shallou

After amassing over 1.5 million cumulative streams in under a month and attracting universal acclaim, OTR shares the music video for his buzzing new single, “Heart” ft. Shallou, today.

The elegant visual follows two lonely souls as they enter an ornate antique home where luminous reflections and

glistening daylight give form to the song’s resounding piano chords and shimmering production. The protagonists gravitate towards one another—only for the touch to disappear like an apparition. Shallou’s entrancing chant, “In your heart,” sums

up the ghostly romance at the center of the gorgeous clip.

Beyond its runaway streaming success thus far, “Heart” ascended to #8 on the Sirius XM Chill Chart where it steadily

rises. Additionally, T.H.E. Music Essentials featured him in an in-depth interview. Meanwhile, acclaim pours in with Earmilk recently putting it best, “Two masters of dreamy production have come together, and hearts around the world may never. be the same.” Right now, OTR continues readying more music for release very soon. Be on the lookout!

Shallou – an independent artist who has earned SiriusXM #1 spots with tracks like “Lie” and “Begin” and landed on the Billboard Dance charts – played “Heart” live for the massive crowd that gathered in the Sahara Tent for his set at both weekends of Coachella 2019.

Ryan, the 26-year old aerospace engineer-turned-producer behind OTR, uncovered his passion for music in 2012,

when he began tinkering on a dusty, run-down piano in his college dorm lobby to break up the routine of classes and studying. Shortly thereafter, he picked up a guitar and began experimenting with Logic on his MacBook Pro. Taking an internship in Japan in 2014, he found himself living in the small town of in Kurashiki, with no friends and a major language barrier. To combat the isolation, he purchased a keyboard and a train pass and spent all his free time making music and traveling to bigger cities. When he returned to the States, Ryan moved into a neighborhood on the outskirts of downtown Cincinnati known as “Over-the-Rhine” or OTR. The once-neglected area had undergone a renaissance that mirrored his own

journey of discovery as music went from hobby to career goal, so it became the ideal name for his project.

As an independent artist, OTR has released a series of singles and the 2018 EP Unfold, racking up more than 7

The Line of Best Fit observed, “OTR produces complex summer tinged pop that begs to be danced to.” NYLON noted, “A song called ‘Bliss’ has a lot to live up to. Luckily…[it] achieves just that-tenfold.” Praising his 2018 collaboration with Blondage, “Cold Facts,” Ones To Watch said, “we’re confident with just one push of the play button, you will become an instant devotee.” Last week, Thissongissick premiered OTR’s remix of RKCB’s “Know Love”,

and noted, “he has really outdone himself…another incredible release.”

OTR Releases “Heart” ft. Shallou

Indie artist OTR has signed to Astralwerks, who released his new single, “Heart” ft. Shallou, today. Shallou’s searing vocals paired with OTR’s evocative piano create a poignant yet ultimately transcendent track with the indelible refrain “We get out alive/in your heart.”  

Download / stream “Heart” HERE.

View the visualizer HERE.

Shallou – an independent artist who has earned SiriusXM #1 spotswith tracks like “Lie” and “Begin” and landed on the Billboard Dance charts – played “Heart” live for the massive crowd that gathered in the Sahara Tent for his set at both weekends of Coachella 2019.

Ryan, the 26-year old aerospace engineer-turned-producer behind OTR, uncovered his passion for music in 2012, when he began tinkeringon a dusty, run-down piano in his college dorm lobby to break up the routine of classes and studying. Shortly thereafter, he picked up a guitar and began experimenting with Logic on his MacBook Pro. Taking aninternship in Japan in 2014, he found himself living in the small town of in Kurashiki, with no friends and a major language barrier. To combat the isolation, he purchased a keyboard and a train pass and spent all his free time making music and traveling to bigger cities. When he returned to the States, Ryan moved into a neighborhood on the outskirts of downtown Cincinnati known as “Over-the-Rhine” or OTR. The once-neglected area had undergone a renaissance that mirrored his own journey of discovery as music went from hobby to career goal, so it became the ideal name for his project. 

As an independent artist, OTR has released a series of singles and the 2018 EP Unfold, racking up more than 7 million cumulative streams across DSPs. The Line of Best Fit observed, “OTR produces complex summer tinged pop that begs to be danced to.” NYLON noted, “A song called ‘Bliss’ has a lot to live up to. Luckily…[it] achieves just that-tenfold.” Praising his 2018 collaboration with Blondage, “Cold Facts,” Ones To Watch said, “we’re confident with just one push of the play button, you will become an instant devotee.” Last week, Thissongissickpremiered OTR’s remix of RKCB’s “Know Love”, and noted, “he has really outdone himself…another incredible release.”

OTR Releases “Heart”

OTR MAKES HIS ASTRALWERKS DEBUT WITH NEW SINGLE “HEART” FT. SHALLOU OUT TODAY

“OTR produces complex summer tinged pop that begs to be danced to”

The Line of Best Fit

Download / Stream “Heart” Ft. Shallou HERE

View Visualizer HERE

Indie artist OTR has signed to Astralwerks, who released his new single, “Heart” ft. Shallou, today. Shallou’s searing vocals paired with OTR’s evocative piano create a poignant yet ultimately transcendent track with the indelible refrain “We get out alive/in your heart.”

Download / stream “Heart” HERE. View the visualizer HERE.

Shallou an independent artist who has earned SiriusXM #1 spots with tracks like “Lie” and “Begin” and landed on the Billboard Dance charts played “Heart” live for the massive crowd that gathered in the Sahara Tent for his set at both weekends of Coachella 2019.

Ryan, the 26-year old aerospace engineer-turned-producer behind OTR, uncovered his passion for music in 2012, when he began tinkering on a dusty, run-down piano in his college dorm lobby to break up the routine of classes and studying. Shortly thereafter, he picked up a guitar and began experimenting with Logic on his MacBook Pro. Taking an internship in Japan in 2014, he found himself living in the small town of in Kurashiki, with no friends and a major language barrier. To combat the isolation, he purchased a keyboard and a train pass and spent all his free time making music and traveling to bigger cities. When he returned to the States, Ryan moved into a neighborhood on the outskirts of downtown Cincinnati known as “Over-the-Rhine” or OTR. The once-neglected area had undergone a renaissance that mirrored his own journey of discovery as music went from hobby to career goal, so it became the ideal name for his project.

As an independent artist, OTR has released a series of singles and the 2018 EP Unfold, racking up more than 7 million cumulative streams across DSPs. The Line of Best Fit observed, “OTR produces complex summer tinged pop that begs to be danced to.” NYLON noted, “A song called Bliss has a lot to live up to. Luckily [it] achieves just that-tenfold.” Praising his 2018 collaboration with Blondage, “Cold Facts,” Ones To Watch said, “we’re confident with just one push of the play button, you will become an instant devotee.” Last week, Thissongissick premiered OTR’s remix of RKCB’s “Know Love”, and noted, “he has really outdone himself another incredible release.”

ABOUT ASTRALWERKS

Established in New York City and now finding its new home in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, Astralwerks was the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. Having reached a milestone of 25 years, Astralwerks has quickly become a modern, artist-first label with a true focus on nurturing talent across the electronic genre and beyond. Acting with a scalable, independent and global thinking mentality with the capability to tap into the resources of a major label, has allowed Astralwerks to retain and sign up-and-coming artists such as I Illenium, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, Sigma and Axwell /\ Ingrosso. As a testament to this pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many more.

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