Orlando, Florida – Every day women are exposed to media that tells them everything that is wrong with their body, even if it is not. Curve Nation hosts a variety of events specifically targeted towards plus-size women. With a growing community, Curve Nation is presenting their first annual Plus Size Expo hosted by Rosie Mercado.
This event is sponsored by POSE Magazine and M3K Beauty, which has been featured at the Academy Awards, In-Style Magazine, and on The Ellen Show. The Curve National Plus Size Community Expo will occur July 11, 2014 through July 13, 2014 at the International Palms Resort and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida.
The conference will include lifestyle seminars, shopping, a pool party, a fashion show, beauty workshops, Curve Nation’s Curves in Paradise Party, and a beauty and modeling session hosted by plus-size model, Rosie Mercado.
Mercado, star of NUVOtv show, Curvy Girls is a world-renowned plus-size model and will speak at the conference. Other speakers include CEO and founder of Full Figured Fashion Week, Gwen DeVoe, blogger of BigCurvyLove.com, Kelly Glover, along with Cynthia Decker and Molly Hopkins from Livi Rae Lingerie and the show Double Divas.
The Curve Nation Plus Size Community Expo has also partnered with the charity, Dress for Success of Central Florida who has a major need for work appropriate suits and separates for women sizes 14 and over. A silent auction will be held along with donations being accepted to fill this void where all proceeds go to the charity.
At the conference, guests will have a chance to meet Mercado as well as enjoy activities and make new networking connections. Representatives from Livi Rae Lingerie will also be having an exclusive bra-fitting event for expo guests.
Registration for the Expo includes a hot breakfast buffet, lunch, admission to all Expo events, a welcome reception, general admission to the Curves in Paradise Party, a send-off barbecue, and a welcome kit.
Attendance at the Curve Nation Plus Size Community Expo is a great way for individuals and businesses to make connections and learn about the plus-size community.
For more information about the conference and Curve Nation, visit www.ClubCurveNation.com/Expo-2014.
Jim Watson/AFP - US President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the White House in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2014
US President Barack Obama told fellow Democrats to stop saying sorry for his health care law Thursday, revealing that eight million people had now signed up for insurance.
Obama said it was also time for Republicans to accept that the Affordable Care Act -- the cornerstone of his domestic legacy, which was plagued by a botched rollout and fierce political controversy -- works and is here to stay.
"I think that Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud" of helping millions of people, Obama said at a press conference.
"I don't think we should apologize for it, and I don't think we should be defensive about it. I think is a strong, good, right story to tell."
Republicans have made opposition to Obama's law a centerpiece of their campaign ahead of mid-term elections in November.
Democrats, who have an uphill battle to retain control of the Senate, have seen their candidates, especially in conservative states, assailed by negative advertising about the law.
Obama said that eight million people had signed up for plans under Obamacare insurance exchanges in the first enrollment period, which ended at the end of last month.
After meeting insurance industry executives at the White House, he also said that 35 percent of those who had enrolled were under the age of 35.
The age breakdown of those enrolling for the plans is vital to Obamacare's success since the logic of the law requires younger, more healthy patients to subsidize older, sicker plan holders with their premiums.
The law remains broadly unpopular, though some provisions, including the ban on insurance companies refusing policies to those with pre-existing conditions, are winning acceptance.
Obama said he was "curious" why Republicans had made opposition to Obamacare, which they have voted repeatedly to repeal, their core political message.
"If Republicans want to spend all their time talking about repealing a law that's working, that's their business," he said.
"I think what Democrats should do is not be defensive, but we need to move on and focus on the things that are really important to the American people right now."
But a spokesman for Republican House Speaker John Boehner said that the White House health care plan had created "havoc" and called on officials to reveal how many of those who signed up for it had actually paid premiums.
"The White House continues to obscure the full impact of Obamacare," said the spokesman, Brendan Buck.
In the book, scheduled to be released on April 22, Warren wrote that Obama informed her during a 2010 meeting in the Oval Office that he would not nominate her to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, saying she made Senate GOP members and Wall Street executives “very nervous.” Ohio State Treasurer Richard Cordray would subsequently be nominated instead, although his own nomination process also faced Republican opposition.
During another meeting a few weeks later, Warren expressed her reluctance to Obama’s suggestion that she take on a consultancy role to assist in setting the bureau up.“You’re jamming me, Elizabeth,” she quoted Obama as saying. When she accepted the position, Warren wrote, the president “urged me not to overplay my hand.” Politico reported that Warren’s book also contains a brief mention of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying Clinton promised Warren in 1998 that she would “fight on behalf of working families” against the bill that would eventually be known as the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, which had gained support from the finance industry. Clinton’s husband, then-President Bill Clinton, would later use the “pocket veto” to kill the bill. “President Clinton stood strong with struggling families,” Warren wrote. “With no public fanfare, he vetoed the industry’s bill.” Hillary Clinton has been the rumored front-runner for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2016, though some progressives have also made the case for Warren to seek the nomination, which some observers say could be buoyed by the new book, titled A Fighting Chance. “It’s not the book that would have been on the syllabus for her Harvard Law School class,” Democratic consultant Chris Lehane told the Globe, adding that if Warren does make a bid for the White House, “it will be on the syllabus of every reporter covering the presidential election in 2016.” The book also reportedly chronicles the deterioration of her relationship with Larry Summers, a former Harvard colleague who became Obama’s economic advisor. Summers also opposed Warren’s nomination to lead the bureau, she wrote, but during one dinner he told her she faced a choice between being an “insider” or an “outsider,” arguing that being an insider offered the benefit of access to present her ideas to the powerful. “But insiders also understand one unbreakable rule: They don’t criticize other insiders,” Warren wrote, quoting Summers. “I had been warned.” [Image by Tim Pierce via Flickr Creative Commons]
The embattled president of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP has been suspended by the national organization. The local chapter confirmed President Jerry Mondesire and three other officials have all been removed, pending a hearing. Donald “Ducky” Birts, Rev. Elisha Morris and Sid Booker had accused Mondesire of mishandling the group's finances.
News of the suspensions was originally reported in the Philadelphia Tribune. Other Philadelphia-area publications reported earlier this year members had called for an audit after finding Mondesire was directing NAACP donations through a defunct nonprofit he founded called The Next Generation CDC.
The organization would not provide further comment. Mondesire and the other suspended members have not returned calls seeking comment.
Luckie’s Food of the Week: Popcorn
• Taste great
• High in fiber, which assists with satiety
• Great snack between meals
• Light bedtime snack
How to Prepare: Pour canola oil in 3-qtr. pot/sauce pan. Allow oil to heat at low/medium flame. Put a few whole grain kernels in pot. Once kernels pop, add more to pot and cover. Move pot back/forth across burner. Add sea salt. I’d recommend iodized sea salt, which promotes thyroid health.
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Luckie’s Exercise of the Week- Bodyweight Squats
How to Do: Stand with feet at shoulder’s width with knees slightly bent. Place hands on side of head and contract abs. This is the starting position.
According to his Facebook status, Juan Lynum is talking about the issues and has taken a position of "raising taxes over cutting services". Currently, there is no indication as to his opponent's position on the issue.