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Red Room was an online community of writers, from 2007 to 2014. These posts include entertaining and inspiring content created by Red Room writers especially for Huffington Post, during that time.

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The Metallic Wedding Gown: A Regal Wedding Trend

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 10:16 AM

By Deborah Lindquist

One of the most glamorous trends in weddings today is metallic wedding gowns. While the thought of considering a metallic wedding gown may bring up visions of bad disco dressing back in the Studio 54 days or blinding pageant dresses, the high fashion/glamorous version of today is...

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Deborah Lindquist: The Eco Country Wedding

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 11:33 AM

By Deborah Lindquist

A field of wildflowers, lush gardens, rustic buildings and a night under the stars. While planning a wedding is many things, relaxing isn't usually on the top of the list. But nature offers us such a beautiful and perhaps rare opportunity to relax and enjoy all of...

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Joan Moran: How to Give Yourself the Gift of Time

(2) Comments | Posted June 21, 2014 | 8:13 PM

The one thing I hear daily from friends, yoga students, and family is: "I wish I had more time for me." This seems to be a ubiquitous observation that is repeated many times on daytime talk shows, in health and wellness articles, on the covers of women's magazines, and from...

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Deborah Lindquist: The New Summer Trend: Pattern Play

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2014 | 7:48 PM

By Deborah Lindquist

While last year was the year of the stripe, spring/summer 2014 has introduced a new trend, the year of the print.

As we know, sometimes trends appear, flutter round a bit and die, while others seem to take the world by storm. If you hadn't already...

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Angie Kassabie, Ph.D.: How Fast Food Can Help You Lose Weight

(2) Comments | Posted June 14, 2014 | 6:15 PM

By Angie Kassabie, Ph.D.

You've heard about them: the Twinkie diet, the drive-through diet, the chocolate diet. Eating fast food or high-calorie processed foods, such as potato chips, candy and cookies, as means of weight loss periodically creeps up in media headlines.

Like any popular fad diet, eating junk food...

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Andrea Gargotta: How to Create Memories with Perfect Party Floral Arrangements

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 11:09 PM

By Andrea Gargotta

Recently I have had quite a few occasions to host parties. Over the course of one month I will have my daughter's First Holy Communion, my son's elementary-school graduation, and several family events to celebrate both. For me, when the emotions start to get the best of...

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Joan Moran: 7 Creative Skills That Can Make You More Successful in Business

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2014 | 7:48 PM

By Joan Moran

For as long as I can remember, my teachers, parents, friends, mentors and educators said, "A person is oriented either right brain (artistic, intuitive, subjective, more sensory disposed) or left brain (logical, analytical, objectively disposed)." I'm creative. Analytical? Never.

The right brain-left brain theory originated in the...

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Deborah Lindquist: Dressing Your Mom in Style for Mother's Day

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2014 | 10:40 AM

By Deborah Lindquist


"Are you wearing that?" My mom asks me.

In my fearless quest to create my teenage sense of style, I did sometimes come up with "interesting" ideas. "Oh, do you mean this purple turtleneck bodystocking with a neon lime green micro miniskirt?" (This was before...

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Deborah Lindquist: Celebrate Earth Month in Style

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2014 | 3:05 PM

By Deborah Lindquist

Our Mother Earth is abundantly and powerfully beautiful. Sometimes in our hurry to be who we are every day, we forget to stop and literally "smell the roses." April is Earth Month, so what better time to stop for a moment, appreciate the beauty around us, and...

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Joan Moran: 7 Business Skills That Make Your Personal Life Successful

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2014 | 2:49 PM

By Joan Moran

Do you ever wonder why some people are successful and accomplished in business but not very successful in their personal lives?

This question came up when I was dating a famous musician who had a successful music career not only as a guitarist but also as...

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Angie Kassabie, Ph.D.: Imagine the Cleansing Power of Water

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2014 | 4:08 PM

By Angie Kassabie, Ph.D.

Water is one of the most organic and natural substances on the planet and is essential to good health, yet rarely do we think about how it can cleanse, heal, and transform our lives.

Just like water washes away dirt and impurities on the outside of...

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Joan Moran: 10 Ways to Measure Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2014 | 2:53 PM

By Joan Moran

It's rare that you have time to reflect on your life.

Self-reflection is a considered a luxury these days instead of a necessity. You rush from pillar to post and the minutes tick by until the end of the day when you literally fall into bed,...

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Angie Kassabie, Ph.D.: Your Self-Image Affects Your Eating Habits

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2014 | 2:20 PM

By Angie Kassabie, Ph.D.

Whenever I work with a new client, one of my first questions to them is, "How do you feel about yourself and your body?"

I'm amazed at the type of answers I get, but in most cases a person who is overweight, eating poorly, or resistant...

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Stephanee Killen: My Love Is Not a Circus Act: Drop the Big Top and Live From the Heart

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2014 | 11:33 AM

By Stephanee Killen

Being in love shouldn't feel like I've run off with the circus. That's what I tell myself every time I start jumping through hoops, walking a tightrope, or spinning plates on my head from the saddle of a unicycle. Love's only task is to undo me. Simple?...

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Deborah Lindquist: The Color Green, St Patrick's Day, & The End of the Rainbow

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 8:25 AM

By Deborah Lindquist

If I don't wear green on St. Patrick's day, will I get pinched? What about the pot of gold?

According to Irish folklore, mischievous leprechauns from the "Emerald Isle" were the ones who started the pinching tradition. Children put it into practice but, to be safe,...

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David Greenwalt: High-Protein Diets, Conflicts of Interest and the Media's Hunger for High-Impact Headline

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2014 | 12:04 AM

By David Greenwalt

Despite the popularity of bashing high-protein diets like Atkins and Paleo the totality of the research indicates it may be more prudent to include vegetables and fruits and moderate red meat than simply setting your sights on slashing protein of every kind. New research has, once again,...

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Joan Moran: 7 Danger Signs That Your Platonic Relationship Is About to End

(1) Comments | Posted March 1, 2014 | 2:28 PM

The one common denominator among women is that they are born to bond, to nurture, to listen and to empathize. Women are touch-feely creatures with an acute sense of intuition. When a women's best male friend is not her lover, her level of interests reflects a friendship parity that is...

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Deborah Lindquist: Celebrate Valentine's Day in Fashion

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 9:45 AM

By Deborah Lindquist

Where would we be without love?

A Valentine's Day celebration can be as simple as a little heart-shaped candy containing the message "Be Mine" or as dramatic as a proposal for marriage. No matter what the day brings, it's a day to celebrate love, the most powerful...

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Andrea Gargotta: How to Celebrate Valentine's Day with Your Kids

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 12:39 AM

By Andrea Gargotta

Onto the next holiday? It can sometimes feel like that . . . at least for me, with two kids, counting down the days to each one. Next up: Valentine's Day. Is it really a holiday? Or is this a made up occasion for retailers to ring...

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Deborah Lindquist: The Winter Wedding

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 1:16 AM

By Deborah Lindquist

Under a clear blue sky on a snowy mountaintop in Aspen or in an intricately carved ice castle church in Sweden surrounded by gently falling snow, a winter wedding is something unusually spectacular.

While some of our friends in cold, snowy regions may be tired of...

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