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  • Military Veterans Create ‘Safe House’ to Protect Real Estate Agents

    A group of elite military veterans and law enforcement officers have created Safe House Real Estate Solutions a customized course designed to protect real estate agents from ever increasing violent threats thanks in part to the digitization of the industry. In 2013, twenty-five real estate agents and twenty-two property managers were murdered. The death toll and violent attacks continue to increase at alarming rates. Lead instructor Dave Taylor and his partner Jim Houck are using their combined experience curated from […]

  • The Hottest Sunglasses This Summer

    Summer is almost here and that means you will be rocking your sunglasses more than ever!  Luckily fashion expert Holly Quartaro shared some insider trends with Eye Opener’s Courtenay DeHoff. The newest trend in sunnies is flat lenses according to Quartaro.  From Fendi to lower priced options available at stores like Forever 21 flat lenses are popping up everywhere. We’re also seeing a throwback to retro styles says Quartaro.  The really exaggerated cat eye is all the rage and brands from […]

  • Horseback Riding Is a Great Calorie-burning Exercise

    We’re always on the lookout for the latest and greatest calorie busting workout. But we can honestly say, we never thought about cutting the calories by riding a horse. Eye Opener’s Courtenay DeHoff went to Black Star Sport Horses to learn the ins and outs of the equestrian sport of dressage and get her sweat on in the process. Black Star Sport Horses owner Lisa Blackmon explained that dressage translated just means training of the horse. She said dressage actually originated back when we moved […]

  • Recipes For The Perfect Kentucky Derby Party

    The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday at Churchill Downs and to celebrate America’s Chief Entertaining Officer Tim Laird shared some tasty derby worth recipes! Mint Juleps: In a tall glass with ice, add: 2 ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon 1 ounce Mint Simple Syrup Crushed ice Add a sipping straw and garnish with a large mint sprig. To make the mint simple syrup: 1 part water 1 part sugar 1 part loosely-packed fresh mint leaves In a saucepan, combine the water […]

  • Neeha’s Nursery: Formula Maker, Play Gym, and Baby Wrap

    This week in Neeha’s Nursery, Eye Opener’s Neeha Curtis tries out a formula maker, play gym and baby wrap. The Baby Brezza Formula Pro is like Keurig for baby formula according to Curtis. The machine allows her to make formula with one hand in just a few seconds.  She says it is extremely helpful especially when you have a crying baby in your hands. The machine does have to be cleaned every day because the formula clogs up. The formula maker […]

  • Here’s the Wine Workout We’ve All Been Waiting For

    It’s here. The wine workout we’ve all been waiting for. No, it’s not smashing grapes, but this exercise will inspire you to take a trip to Napa. Eye Opener’s Laila Muhammad met up with health and fitness expert Marzia Prince for a calorie burning wino workout. Prince says wine bottles are equivalent to dumbness and depending on the bottle of wine it can be three to five pounds. She said they may seem light at first, but ten or fifteen […]

  • Workout With Your Dog to Burn Extra Calories

    Eye Opener’s Laila Muhammad met up with health and fitness experts Marzia Prince and Lacey Buteyn of BODYbump Fitness for a doggie influenced workout. Prince says dog owners are at an advantage when it comes to getting fit because they can take their dogs for walks, runs and jogs. The new trend in pup fitness is doga or dog yoga.  Lacey and her pup Wintson practice the downward dog and many other moves that allow her to burn calories while bonding […]

  • Do a 5 Minute Full Body Workout With No Weights

    Health and fitness expert Marzia Prince showed Eye Opener’s Laila Muhammad a five minute, full body workout and all you need is your own body weight. Marzia recommends doing each of the following five moves for 50 seconds with 10 seconds of rest in between. First, warm up with a lateral lunge. The lateral lunges get your cardio up and get the blood pumping. Next do a series of switch lunges. Switch lunges keep the heart rate pumping which allow […]

  • 5 Easy Workouts for Busy New Moms

    New moms are busy, but thanks to health and lifestyle expert Marzia Prince they can now incorporate their babies into their workouts! Prince and BODYbump Fitness’ Lacy Buteyn showed Eye Opener’s Laila Muhammad five easy workouts you can do with your baby. Prince recommends babies weighing around twenty pounds and at least nine months of age for safety. First bicep curls with your baby!  Prince says just hold your baby in your arms, bring them up and crunch.  She recommends doing […]