Going to the grocery store and whipping out a bunch of coupons at the checkout register has not always been a very fashionable thing to do. However, “couponing” has now been revived as a hip and smart thing to do. For many families, especially considering the current economy, coupons have become a saving grace. However, if you are going to use coupons, there are some tricks you should know. Here are a few tips to get the most bang for your coupon!
The first thing you will need to understand is your grocery store’s policy on using coupons. Does the store double coupons? If so, what is the dollar limit? Does the store have a limit on how many coupons you can use in one shopping transaction? Does the store allow you to use their own promotions, such as a discount card, along with a coupon for the same item? Knowing the store rules for using coupons will help you effectively make purchases and receive the maximum discount for your coupons.
The second aspect of effectively using coupons is planning your shopping trip. A well planned trip can save you a great deal of time, and will also help to ensure that you will not miss a deal or a bargain. It is always a good idea to check the store’s sale paper and website a couple of days before your shopping trip so that you can organize your coupons.
The third, and perhaps most important, key to effectively using a coupon is organization of your coupons. Most who are successful with couponing have a system of organizing their coupons so that they can easily be found and are used before they expire. Some people use a binder system with the coupons organized by date and type of item. Others use more of an index card system. No matter which method you use, organization is a crucial element of successful shopping with coupons.
When used correctly, coupons can be a huge financial help to your family’s grocery bill. To some, the organizing, planning and time it takes to effectively use coupons can be overwhelming. However, the savings can make the effort worth the while.
There are a good selection of plus size clothing stores in the US today. This is a good thing because women of all sizes enjoy looking their best.
Woman Within is a plus size clothing store that services women that wear between the sizes of 12W to 44W. They offer a lot of variety in their clothing choices and are a economically priced clothing store. They also carry a line of accessories. They also have a place for promo codes if you are shopping online to help save you even more money.
Lane Bryant is probably the most popular plus size clothing store in the US and for good reason. Their clothing is very attractive and their line is so diverse, offering everything from tops, bottoms, dresses, swim, intimate wear and more. They have really good sales and their clothing is very on trend and keeps their customers looking like they are a fashion piece.
Avenue is a shop for plus sized women that prides themselves on being fashionable and on trend. They service women starting at size 14. They are also priced very economically. They offer many colorful choices and a full line of accessories to choose from, as well.
These are just a few of the many popular plus size clothing shops in the US for women to shop at.
A recent upsurge in the presence of plus-size models in print and other forms of media has provoked a spirited and multifaceted debate about the skinny-obsessed modeling industry, female body image, and big vs. emaciated. This debate is somewhat old, having already been beaten to death by the presence of such plus-size labels as Lane Bryant, long established on the global plus-size fashion scene.
But the ‘Big is Beautiful’ mindset Lane Bryant has long promoted has always been restricted to consumers and designers within the plus-size fashion industry. Far from mainstream. The recent appearance of noted plus-size model Robyn Lawley on the cover of Vogue Australia represents a decisive shift in this debate. Vogue, the fashion industry bible, represents the last and most authoritative word on all things fashion. A plus-size model on its cover amounts to a renewed validation of the idea that big is truly beautiful.
Some disagree, however.
A recent fashion show hosted by Australian department store Myer featured plus-size models, albeit to mixed fanfare. The show, which sold a mere 64 of its 500 available tickets, was titled ‘Big is Beautiful’. It has drawn equal amounts of praise and criticism, even vehemence. One Australian journalist called Myer’s use of the plus size models ‘irresponsible’.
One prevailing thesis, shared by many similarly inclined detractors, is that promoting big women sends as damaging a message as the promotion of sickly, rail thin women. One evil has merely been traded for another, so to speak. ‘Big is Beautiful’, some say, doesn’t represent progress, or the approbation of a more inclusive standard of beauty, but only supplants one bad idea for another.
On the other hand, advocates for the idea of ‘Big is Beautiful’ state that the presence of plus-size models on the runway conveys more benefits and positive messages than harm. More damage is inflicted by sending skinny girls down the runway, some have said.
These two positions sum up the fight that is currently raging back and forth on the issue.
None can deny that the fashion industry’s decades long fixation and celebration of unnaturally thin women has essentially alienated the entire human population. Very few people look like super models. Lots of people resemble plus-size models. Granted, a handful of seemingly obese plus-size models may inadvertently send a message that fat is great.
But the majority of plus size models are of quite average size and merely convey the healthy mindset of feeling comfortable and happy at whatever size one happens to be. Ultimately, this may perform a greater, more positive function to the end of neutralizing the ‘thinsanity’ which has long gripped the fashion industry, advertising, cultural definitions of beauty, and each individual’s personal sense of comfort in their own skin.
Filing for a divorce will not adversely affect your credit scores. You may hear people say that getting divorced, or getting a bad credit loan has ruined their however; the actual issue is caused by joint credit accounts and not the divorce itself. Joint credit accounts which are not resolved will negatively affect your credit.
When preparing to file for divorce it is important to list all accounts and balances for which you have joint credit with your spouse. Although the divorce decree may specify who is responsible for paying the debts listed, this is not enough to sever the contract with the lender. If the spouse named in the decree does not pay the account it will show up on both persons’ credit report, even years later.
In order to sever the contracts with lenders in the case of divorce it is necessary to contact each lender and either close the account or have your name removed from it. Even if an account has no balance it is still necessary to remove yourself account to protect yourself from the other spouse charging up accounts in retribution. Unfortunately situations like those are common occurrences.
Emotions run high during a divorce but if at all possible maintaining a civil relationship with your ex-spouse will ensure your credit will remain in good standing. If you’re able to work together to clear outstanding debt you will both maintain good credit. If it is not possible, remember to contact each lender to find out what your options are in settling the outstanding debt.
Divorce on its own will not affect your credit but your actions before and after the divorce with your creditors will. Following the above steps will ensure your credit is not adversely affected.
TMZ.com reported that Mia Amber Davis’ widower is suing her doctors who he claims are responsible for her death back in May of 2011. Mia Amber Davis died as a result of a blood clot in her lung that she suffered a day after knee surgery.
Mia Amber Davis’ widower sites a number of complicating risk factors that should have required her doctors to change certain medications, namely her birth control pills which are known to increase the incidence of blood clots, as well as delay surgery until some risk factors were eliminated.
You can read the entire TMZ.com report here.
While TMZ.com is not commonly known for serious news reporting, I love to watch it every night. I especially used to like to watch the weekly summary show, which would air on Sunday nights at 11:30pm. But recently, the summary show has been replaced by an unwatchable comedy sketch show, at least in my viewing area on Verizon FiOS. (I had received a promotional email with a number of FiOS promo codes and so I made the switch, but now I can’t seem to get some of my favorite programs — I don’t know if the change is specific to FiOS or if it’s coincidental, like with TMZ.)
Anyway, it’s a shame that even after a year, Mia Amber Davis’ widower doesn’t have any peace and will now have to proceed with what might prove to be a lengthy legal battle.
Are you interested in becoming a plus sized model? More women are feeling confident in their skin, coupled with society’s growing demands for real women to make the plus sized industry a lucrative business. If you are looking to join this growing trend, there are a few steps to explore in the process. Cultivating a good body image, staying fit, and finding a good agency are all key points in making it in the industry.
Confidence is a key factor for any model, but especially for those plus size models who do well. Projecting confidence and a positive body image are beneficial to plus size models as they are so often viewed as role models. Once you’ve broken into the world of plus sized modeling, you may encounter some negative opinions, and having a good outlook, rooted in a positive body-image are key to keeping you grounded.
A common misconception about plus size models is that they lead a sedentary lifestyle free from diet, exercise and generally any healthy living. Make no mistake, being a plus size model does not exempt one from keeping fit. Some may even believe the pressures to maintain a fit body is even higher for a plus size model. Companies do not want to place their name on something that could be misconstrued as unhealthy. By this token, plus size models try to maintain muscle tone and a healthy weight to reflect a healthy lifestyle. Daily exercises focusing on toning and eating right will aid you in the pursuit of a healthy, full-figured body.
Getting signed with an agency is the best way to get your foot in the door with major retailers. Try shopping around to different agencies, focusing on those that have a primary niche in plus sized models. These agencies already have a rapport with the focus retailers and have a better chance of getting you jobs. When visiting agencies try to portray your confidence and professionalism as both key to being a successful, working model of any size.
In breaking into the world of plus size modeling, you may encounter negative opinions, constant rejections and road blocks. By cultivating self-confidence, keeping in a healthy lifestyle, and searching out a good agency, you can expect better results and a greater chance at success. The industry may prove difficult initially, but in building a life in plus size modeling, you can enjoy the positive effects of healthy living and a lucrative career.
Davis did not begin her career as a model. She began it in the television industry as a production assistant/producer on The Ricki Lake Show. It was during that time that she decided to enter the blossoming, plus-sized model industry. She immediately took the fashion community by storm. She was the face of the 2010 and 2011 campaign of The Fuller Woman Expo. She’s been a CNN guest commentator, and worked as the Creative Editor-At-Large for Plus Model Magazine.
The details of her death were not at first known even by her family. They only knew that she was currently undergoing medical procedures, so it was strongly believed that surgical complications were involved. Those suspicions were later confirmed when the examining doctor informed Mia’s husband, Michael Yard, that his wife died from a blood clot related to her knee surgery. Mia’s cousin revealed to the public that Mia was actually very excited about having surgery on a knee that had been bothering her for several years. These findings, however, did not become official or publicized until the toxicology test results were finalized several weeks later.
Mia Amber Davis’ body was flown to New York where she was laid to rest. Janice Dickerson, host of Oxygen’s The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency: Size Does Matter, on which Mia appeared, attended the funeral. In remembrance of Mia she said, “I am proud to say she was my friend, and she had a heart of gold, and I loved her dearly.” Dickerson was sharing a sentiment that millions of people around the world possess. She will always be remembered for her undying positive attitude and her intelligent leadership.
Plus size models have been increasingly popular in recent years. The advertising world has begun to use models that represents a portion of the female population that was underrepresented in the past. Now plus size models can be as famous and well-known as typical, thin supermodels. Here are 10 of the most popular plus size models out working today.
Laughlin is known for her work in many advertisements with companies who did not originally use plus size models in their ads. She is very beautiful, with a Cindy Crawford-esque quality that many people find appealing.
This plus size model won a model search that Tyra Banks performed in the mid-2000s. She is still around doing great plus size modeling in the areas of clothing and high fashion. Brown is from Hawaii and has an exotic beauty that is hard to match.
Brickner became a plus size model because she was tempted by the offer of making good money and traveling around the world. She has modeled for many well-known retailers such as Target and Eddie Bauer. This gorgeous model has a real look that appeals to many women and men in the market for plus size clothing.
Renn initially wanted to become a model in the regular market where thin is the norm. This brunette beauty attempted to lose weight but found herself struggling with an eating disorder. She decided to try plus size modeling and has enjoyed it ever since. She has a unique, exotic look that is desired by many companies.
This gorgeous plus size model used to be a regular model until she realized that she did not want to struggle with her weight any longer. She began to eat healthier and fleshed out. In the process she became extremely desirable as a plus size model for many organizations and companies. Dillon has been named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the past.
Aronson was one of the first famous plus size models, and she continues to look great modeling different varieties of clothing, lingerie and swimwear. She began her career as a skinny and petite model with eating problems and eventually began living a more healthy lifestyle and modeling in the plus size world.
Tyler is daughter to famous rock star Steven Tyler from Aerosmith. She has been doing plus size modeling for a number of years. She has become one of the top plus size models because of her beauty, sense of style and fame.
Jones is a black woman known for making plus size look great in women of color. She has won modeling contracts, worked for cosmetics companies and modeled different brands of clothing. She is a hot model in demand in the plus size world.
Marshall is known for winning over thinner models in the past, and she is not going anywhere anytime soon. This beautiful, British model enjoys working for various advertisers in England and the United States. She has a bubbly personality and a look great to match.
This beautiful plus size model became famous when she won a season of America’s next Top Model over thinner contestants. She looks great, has been around for a few years and continues to shock the world with her beauty and grace.
A plus size model, sometimes hyphenated as plus-size model, is a type of model that wears and models plus-size clothing. They wear plus-size garments and model them for the purposes of selling them to other plus-size women. However, unlike other models, which may just advertise clothing, plus-size models have a more diverse skill set that includes advertising household products, cosmetics, and stock photography. Plus size models have a unique place in the modeling world, and they have a lot of niche uses outside of just selling clothing. Furthermore, since plus-size women make up a minority of clothing modeling, they often have to diversify their skill set.
Additional terms you may hear for plus-sized models are full-figured, BBW, extended-sizes or an outsized model. The preferred name is plus-size model. The nomenclature shifts depending on which circle you’re in.
There are a lot more plus-size models now, and fashion designers are starting to look into utilizing them for their lines. They represent a new kind of model that is appealing to more women. Much of the population of women are now wearing larger sizes, which makes plus size models more appealing. There are some fashion shows that are particularly dedicated to plus size models now.
There has been some bias against plus size models. They were featured in catalogs in the 1940s, when photographs tended to make up more a portion of catalogs. They then took a hiatus through the 1970s, and they emerged again in the 1990s. They are now more popular than ever before. There are plus size models that are becoming more popular in America than in any other country. The reason is that new-pregnant and expectant mothers, along with an increase in overweight women, is creating a need for plus size models.
There are legitimate personalities in the plus size modeling world, notable models that are really gaining a name for themselves. They are starting to rival the supermodels and normal weight models that are around today.
There has been some criticism of plus size models though, because weight gain is associated with poor health. This sets a bad example for today’s youth. No one wants to set models up as figures to be emulated if they are overweight.
The perspectives on plus size modeling are always changing, and the weight is shifting in the direction of favorability. Through periods of ups and downs over the years, the plus size models are now gaining ground and starting to garner quite a following. It is now more common and acceptable to see plus size models on the stage.
The movie, “Road Trip” premiered in the year of 2000 and featured stars such as Amy Smart, Breckin Meyer, and Seann William Scott. It is rated R by The Motion Picture Association of America due to strong drug use, language, and sexual content. Upon opening weekend, “Road Trip” brought in over $15,000,000 in box office sales, making it one of the best sellers during it’s opening weekend.
“Road Trip” follows four friends from college who decide to take a long road trip in order to retrieve a video tape that was mistakenly sent to a girl friend. During the 1,800 mile journey, the friends encounter many difficult situations that set them back on their trip, which could result in not getting the tape in time. Josh, one of the main characters of the movie, is dating a girl named Tiffany, who he has been in love with since they were children. Going to colleges on different sides of the country can be a tough situation, which is shown throughout the movie. One night, Josh sleeps with a good looking blonde girl named Beth, who tapes the encounter. Earlier, Josh had made a video tape to send to his girl friend, Tiffany, that talks about how college life is going for him. After placing the video tape in the mail, Josh realizes that he sent the wrong one, the one of him and Beth sleeping together. Because of this incident, Josh knows that he must get to the tape before Tiffany does, so that she does not see him cheating on her with another girl. Josh gathers up his friends and they embark on a road trip to Austin, Texas.
Getting to Austin is a huge task in this movie. There are many problems that the gang have to deal with along the way, including being served french toast at a diner that is something you would never want to eat. Kyle’s parents, one of Josh’s friends, thinks that Kyle has been kidnapped, so they set out on a rescue mission to save their son. Beth thinks that Josh is heading to Boston because he sounds like Austin, so she makes her way up there to tell another girl named Tiffany that her boyfriend is cheating on her. Barry, played by Tom Green, does not go on the road trip, but their is also a story line focused around him and feeding a mouse to his pet snake.
There are many laughs to be had during, “Road Trip” if you are a fan of raunchy, college humor comedies. Find out if Josh makes it to the tape in time or if Tiffany finds out that he has been cheating on her.